Ministry: It’s a process!


Good morning,

Todays writing will be taken out of Luke 2:40 and 1 Samuel 2:26. In both scripture the bible says the Child/child grew and became strong; He/he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on Him/him. Now Luke is talking about Jesus and and the first book of Samuel is talking about Samuel and his childhood. To be a minister of God takes process and will always be process. To be a minister of God means serve the people of God. You are never outlearned, you follow the commands of God, obedience is a great key to being a minister, you need to live Holy in all your ways, you have the responsibility to care for the sheep God entrusted you with. There are 5 essential keys to be a minister of God. 1) You need to be born of God (this means being baptised by water and baptised by the Holy Spirit), 2) you need to be called, 3) you need to be prepared, 4) you need to be ordained and last but not least you need to be 5) send to do the work.

First example out of the scripture: Samuel.

As you Hannah was married to Elkanah who was also married to Penninah. Penninah had childeren but Hannah didn’t her womb was closed. She couldn’t bear a child, but she knew someone who can grant her the petition she had. Hannah prayed (1 Samuel 1:10- 12). Hannah was granted the petition of her heart, the scripture says the Lord remembered her (1 Samuel 1: 19-20). Hannah brought the child to Eli who was the priest of the temple and left him there (1 Samuel 1:27-28). – Samuel was born out of God, Hannah says because I asked God for him, a woman who could’t conceive carried a child then presented him to the Lord. In 1 Samuel 2:18 we see the child served before the Lord in verse 21 ..and this boy Samuel grew before the Lord – being prepared and gaining wisdom. In vs 26 you can read “And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the Lord and with people.” In 1 Samuel 3 you can read about the calling of this young boy. Samuel slept in the temple vs. 3. The scripture says in vs. 7 that Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. God called Samuel now for three times each time he woke an went to Eli and says to Eli “Here I am, you called me” at that point Eli realises that God has been calling Samuel. He commands Samuel the following: “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” In vs. 19-21 the scripture says The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and He let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognised that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the Lord (ordained). The Lord continued to appear himself to Samuel through His word. During this time till the installation of Saul as King following the request of Israel Samuel was the prophet that was sharing the word of God that came to him. The sending part is when God says to Him that he need to anoint David after God rejected Saul as king (1 Samuel 15). In chapter 16 you can read vs. 1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.” So Samuel served the people of God, he interceded for them, he was the mediator between the Israel and God. 

These 5 essential keys are the same for David. David was anointed as king, but after being anointed he went back to his life and served some more. He served Saul by playing a string instrument because Saul was being tormented by an impure spirit. David went against Goliath. Th story of David keeps on growing. You see God doesn’t choose people that are prepared, He prepares the ones He has chosen. Being a minister is not about power, position, titles and being served by the people but rather it is to serve to people of God.

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There is nothing better then being in the place God called, prepared and send you to be. There is a difference by being appointed by man and being called and chosen by God. There is general calling that we should go and make all nations his disciples. Even this general part requires that we are prepared. The disciples had been chosen by Jesus, they been thought by Jesus, they experienced the wonders for themselves. Mark 16:16-20: in vs. 16 you can read the commandment and in vs. 20 you can read that the Lord worked with them and confirmed His word by the signs that accompanied it. The church is intended to help people, the people need to grow they need to become disciples as the disciples Jesus has chosen, they need to become ambassadors of the Kingdom and help pass the Word on. Now a days there are people being conditioned to stay in the condition of their past, their is no growth cause they are being fed with milk, others sitting out their punishment and feeling guilty over and over again. It is sad to see people in church that are broken with no liberty to speek up cause they are afraid of ending up even more broken. People considering leaving the church others confused and others doubting their self cause it seems that the world knows the word better than we calling ourself Christians and followers of Jesus.

Second example out of the scripture: Jesus (the Savior)

1) Jesus was born by God, the Holy Spirit. The bible says in Matthew 1:18,20

  • She was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit
  • What is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit
  • Jesus has been baptised by water through John the Baptist (Matthew 3:16)
  • Jesus has been baptised by the Holy spirit soon after He was baptised by water
  • “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.”

2) Jesus is called by God, Jesus is the Son of God there is no higher calling. People had been waiting for Him to be born before Jesus was even conceived. It had been prophesied that Jesus the Lamb of God, this means that through Him we might receive salvation. God predestined the moment John 1:1- 5.

3)  Prepared: At the age of 12 Jesus was found  in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.  Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.  Luke 2:46 And Jesus asked His parents why they were searching for Him and giving the answer Himself he replied: “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” Luke 2:50.

4) Ordained. John the Baptist only went before Jesus but knew that the one Jesus was greater. Jesus was send by God.

5) Send, John 3:16 is an example but through the whole New Testament we can read about all the things Jesus did while here on earth

Matthew 20:26,28

“Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,..” “ just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”

The concept of going to church is to serve others, it means to serve before men, to serve people. In doing so the Father will be glorified. All the glory and honor comes to the Lord.

Human being is a fragile species, most things are based on feelings, acceptance, recognition. People need to feel that they appreciated for the work they do, that they matter. People need to feel accepted in order to open up and to show their real self. They need to be recognise for the person they are and the abilities they have. Treat others as you want them to treat you.

The church members only reflect the kind of teaching and guidance they are getting. We all need guidance and we all need wisdom and insight of the Holy Spirit.

Pardon my long writing for the day but is necessary that saints are being equipped and developed into the man and woman God called them to be. It does not happen overnight and we are certainly never outlearned. God has a lot in store things our mind can even begin to wonder about. God surprise people.

God bless you. Remembering that through Jesus we now have the access to God His presence.

ShainaLiMargaritha

Christmas in your heart.


God bless you,

Today will be my last post for this year. I just want to tell you that Christmas is something that has to happen in your heart. It doesn’t matter if your tree is big or small or if you even have one or not. It doesn’t matter if you have new clothes to put on or not and it doesn’t matter if you have presents or not all that matters is that you know in your heart that thousands of years ago God made Maria pregnant by the Holy Ghost. Joseph and Maria would be parents of the most important Person in your life.

This is what you need to know this Christmas Matthew 1:18-24 the story is foretold..

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[f] because he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[g] (which means “God with us”)24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

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Remember for every celebration there is a reason if it is a birthday means there is someone whom they give birth to on this day. This is the Birthday of Jesus so celebrate Jesus before everything, recall all those moments of triumph He brought you through. Think about His goodness. His Mercy, His Love and His grace. It’s because of Him you can face today and you will know that anything that comes tomorrow will be just as fine. Because He is here for eternity. Everything will pass but His word will remain through all eternity. His love will be everlasting.

From my family to yours we wish a happy holidays. May Gods hands be over you and cover you under His wings. Shalom Shalom

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

PS: I’ll start posting 5th of January again!

Christmas: The best gift ever


God bless you,

This morning I wanna talk about the best gift one could receive or give this Christmas. God knew that we needed a Savior. You see in the past, at the beginning God created the world. But then the world was filled with sin and God decided to make a new beginning by letting Noah build a Ark and move in it.(The Ark would represent the church where we can move in and be save under the wings of God) After cleaning up God made a covenant with Noah and the earth, He first blessed noah and his sons and said to them to be fruitful and fill the earth. This is the covenant Genesis 9:8-17 

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you10 and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”

You see back in times the punishment for sins and wrongdoings was dead. But God had another way. He didn’t wan’t us to die so He had Joseph and Mary up for the job to carry His Son (prophecy given by Micah and Isaiah) Matthew 1:18-24/ Matthew 2:1-13 He sent His son for us so we could receive salvation. He took all of the sin upon Him and took it to the cross and all who believe in received and will receive salvation. (John 3:16)

Now in verse 17 is Says; 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

1 Peter 1:3 says “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,…”

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There are many meaning to the word Christmas: How precious, what a gift that God has given to us. Christ has given Himself as a Reward so that each Individual will know the Sacrifices He did for Mankind/ for you to Achieve Salvation; This is the gift of Christmas to you. When you spell the main letters you’ll read CHRISTMAS

Another meaning to Christmas would be: If you think about Christ and what He stand for it will be, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, forgiving the guilty, welcoming the stranger and the unwanted child, caring for the ill, loving your enemies and going to the mass

Bottom line is that through Christ you will receive salvation. Today if you have not accepted Jesus yet as your Savior I would like you to join me in this prayer; “Father God I know I wasn’t the easiest one when it comes down to accepting your word, your love, your mercy and grace but today I recognise Jesus Christ as Your Son and will accept Him in my heart. Help me to obey your word and live according to it. I ask you to give me your Holy Spirit as Counsellor and Guider in Jesus Name I pray, Amen. Now is up to you to find a good church where they celebrate Jesus to join and be a part of the family just like in the story of Noah. 😉

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

Left to die


God bless you,

On this day I want to take time to look back on how we got saved and how we should be helping others to be health, to receive deliverance and help them stand back firm in faith. You see now a days we see someone wounded but as the priest and the Levite in the story of the good Samaritan we walk just pass by the wounded person without helping him up. Sometimes we even take a other route so we can dodge the person who is laying in pain, wounded, almost naked, robbed and left half dead.

You see in this story of Luke 10:25-37 Jesus is telling the parable of the good Samaritan. In verse 30 He tells the story replying this; “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

If you read carefully it says there was a man going to Jericho. He was travelling and we know life doesn’t come without trials and struggles. As we know also that we must be alert because the devil came to steal, kill and destroy. This story tells me that this man was robbed, destroyed and left half dead beside the road. If you continue reading it says there was to kind of people who passed by but didn’t stop to take a look how they could help him. Until the Samaritan came.. You see we were in the world, walking, feasting living all kind of different life util we are knocked out. Everybody left nobody to rescue you out of darkness, sin, your nudeness and then the Samaritan walks towards you he had grace. He saw that this man laying here was lost. (Matthew 18:11) He looks to you and bandage your wounds. You see in Psalm 34:18 the bible says that the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Jesus saved your wounds, He saved mine as well (Matthew 14:14) The good Samaritan helped him up and put the man on his own donkey and brought him in. You see Jesus met us along a road in the world where we’e been left to death he brought us in the church to recover and to stay under protection. (Colossians 1:13/John 16:7) The last part of the story Jesus is saying that the Samaritan had to leave but he payed so they could take care for this man. So did Jesus payed for your life. He died at the cross, suffered, His blood was shed so we could receive salvation. (1 Timothy 2:6) After this the Samaritan promised to come back and to look after him. Jesus gave you the same promise He will return for you and me. (Revelation 22:20)

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So if you are saved and you see someone who needs a word of encouragement, a word that can rebuild him give it to him. Help him, guide him so he can meet Jesus and His love and grace. Don’t walk pass by or dodge this person. Remember you once was there. Laying half naked, left to die but Jesus, Jesus, Jesus came and rescued you.

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

The next level..


God bless you,

This morning I want to ask you if you ready for God to bring you to the next level. You have to be willing for God to change you, transform you and bring you further in the purpose He has for you. I want to base this on the story of Zacchaeus.

You see Zacchaeus was not for coincidence at the scene the moment Jesus was entering Jericho, it was meant to be. Zacchaeus had only one problem. He was short, he couldn’t see over the multitude so he decides to find himself a sycamore tree to climb in so he could see Jesus. When Jesus was at the spot and He saw him in the tree He commanded Zacchaeus to come down and announced to him that He was going to stay at his house. If you know the story you’ll find out that Zacchaeus is the head tax-collecter so their may even be some things that couldn’t went wrong as stealing. Because he apologises to Jesus saying if he had stolen from someone he would pay it back up to four times.

Zacchaeus can represent one of us in daily life. The willingness of him despite his errors caused Jesus to say to him I’m coming over to your house. We are going to eat and sort some things out how things will go one from here. It doesn’t matter what mistakes you have been makin’ all that matters is that you want to know Him that badly and at cost of anything that it causes Him give you a change and bring you to the next level.

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This story is told in Luke 19:1-10

In verse 9 and 10 you can read the following; Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Salvation can come to your house as well if you are willing to meet Jesus. Jesus wants an encounter with you but is not gonna force it on you. The choice is yours to make. This is the beginning of a next level for Zacchaeus, a deeper relationship with Jesus.

My advice will be don’t wait much longer to meet this awesome Person (Jesus) who will accept you as you are and help to transform you and bring you into light. The words says that the plans He has for you is not to harm you but to prosper you. Isn’t that awesome.

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia