A smile goes a long way

The cares of the world are piling up, like the autumn leaves.  And we try so hard to keep them in a nice pile; but it takes just a breeze (an incident) to blow them in so many different directions.  Our cares are not for us to bear alone.

So many people have the cares of this life and the burdens of it…weighing heavy on their shoulders.  And most have forgotten to smile and enjoy the good things in life…to cast our cares on the Lord.  He cares for us.

Brighten someones day and smile!  You’ll see their face light up and a change in their posture.  And you’ll find your burdens have lightened too.

Anyone who has a deficit; an insufficiency in anything, is considered poor.

Proverbs 14:21 – He who despises his neighbor sins; But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Here’s wishing you happiness as you put on your smile, and brighten someones day!!  You will feel better too. 🙂

PS. There are some people that might not smile back.  And it’s those people, that need it the most!!  Be encouraged, and be happy.


Words are powerful

The whole “world” knows words are powerful…they use them everyday to announce the winds of change.  The “world” uses words to start new ideologies.  Worldly leaders use words to engage people to follow after the dictates of their own heart.  A heart that is not subjected to the law of God, (which was laid down for our edification)…will by no means lead a country to liberty and moral standing in the sight of Righteousness.

Jude 16-19

Apostates Predicted

16. These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. 17. But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: 18. how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. 19. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.

Church! We are called to a higher standard.

James 1:17-18

17. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

Ephesians 5:1 – Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

In The History of Creation, found in the Book of Genesis in the first chapter… count how many times “God said”;  and it was so.  I implore you to go here and count the times that God “said” and “it was so.”  https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=God+said&qs_version=NKJV

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.”  God created us in His Own image and likeness.  We need to have the mind of Christ!  Don’t we call ourselves, Christians??

Genesis 1:28  –  We are called to have dominion people!!

28. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

When the “world” speaks… do NOT agree with it! It’s very irresponsible and unreasonable to agree with the ways of the world.  We have been called out of it, to be ambassadors for Christ, and to advance His will and His kingdom.  Christ is King and we are His kings and priests to do His Word!

Church of the Living God! Release the Word of Truth!!  Jesus has given us the power to speak the Word and He will confirm it with signs following!  Remember, it’s not by might nor by our will or power…but it’s by His Spirit.  God is Spirit and His Word is both Spirit and Truth.  Jesus is the Word and all things consist and are held together by HIM!

Colossians 1:15-17

15.  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16.  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

Ephesians 5:1 – Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, release the Word of Truth.  Profess the Word of God, and He will establish it!

In the Name of Jesus! Amen.


Prayer for healing

Lord God, the Father of all hope and blessing. I submit my life to you and repent of my sins, cover me with the precious blood of Christ.  Oh Lord, have mercy on me and forgive me, as I have forgiven those who have sinned against me.  I’ve chosen to show forth mercy to them… as Your word says, the merciful shall obtain mercy.  Bless me and give me the peace that goes beyond all understanding.

Father God, in the Name that is Above all names… bring healing power to my body… every organ, every tissue, every cell of my body, to function in the perfection to which You created my body to function. And in the Name of Jesus, I forbid any malfunction of my body. And to You Lord, belongs all the glory!

In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

(If you are under doctors care, add this: Subdue the doctors and nurses unto Yourself, to do what You will have them do.)

Spiritual Divas

What’s a diva?  Most would say they know all too well, and have often dealt with more than one.  Is a diva referred to as a woman only?  The answer is no.  A diva “attitude” is not partial to women only…but is found also in men, teens and children too.  YOU can be sure the children and teens have had role models to follow.  Diva parents beget diva children!

So what is a “spiritual diva”?  Yes indeed… Christians are also susceptible to having that attitude.  And what’s worse, this should not be so.  Our brother, the Apostle Paul ran into a few along the way.  And unfortunately, this problem has gotten even worse in this day and age.

Definition for diva: someone that must have their way exactly, or no way at all. often rude and belittles people, believes that everyone is beneath them and thinks that they are so much more loved than what they really are. selfish, spoiled, and overly dramatic.   – Urban Dictionary

Top definition:  a true diva will do anything to get what she or he wants.  – Urban Dictionary

A call to the Church:  Pray and repent of all wrong attitudes.  We are called to a higher calling on this earth.  And we need to be united and stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.  Jesus gave us two commandments; ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’” – Luke 10:27

Now, if we behave ourselves like spiritual divas…we are breaking the two commandments Jesus gave us before He ascended into Heaven.  He said we would do greater works, because He goes to the Father.  Repent! and return to your first Love!

Thank you Jesus, for all that You have done for us!  We praise You Lord!  It’s ALL about YOU!

Voice of God’s Word

We’ve been brought out of darkness and into HIS glorious light!  God has spoken and it was done!  All the work of God has been accomplished in and through Jesus.  And Jesus fulfilled ALL the law and the prophets when HE said “It is finished” on the cross.  It is finished!  Now what?

We, the body of Christ are to do His Word.  Not only to do the two greatest commandments HE commanded us to keep…but to profess HIS Word upon this earth and into the heavenlies to advance HIS Kingdom.  Advancing His Kingdom, is to fulfill His commandments.   The first commandment, Loving God is to Love His Word.  To proclaim, profess, confess, speak, teach, prophecy, meditate, sing, shout, study, immerse one self in it!

We are the voice of God’s Word!!!

Study Psalm 103

In verse 20 we read:

Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.

So we see, the angels excel in strength when they listen to the voice of the word, and they do God’s word. The Word of God gives them strength. How do they get strength?  They heed, they hearken unto the “voice” of God’s Word.

Who is the “voice” of God’s Word??  We are church.  The body of Christ, is the VOICE!  Open up your mouths and proclaim the Word of God!  The angels are hearkening unto HIS Word to do it!

In the Name of Jesus.  Amen.

To my guests

Thank you so much for visiting!!

This is a new blog and a new adventure for me… and I invite you all to be involved in any way the Lord is leading you.

I will customize and make this website a more useful tool with the help of my friend, who got this website up and rolling for me… and with the help of all my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.

God bless you all!

The Greatest Gift

1 Corinthians 13

The Greatest Gift

1. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

4. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5. does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6. does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7. bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

11. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

13. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.


Until that day

In the word/Bible, there’s been many examples of timed victories, breakthroughs and prophecy fulfilled. And one can literally frustrate oneself until “that time” is fulfilled. I believe God will give me supernatural strength to do what I cannot do in my own strength. And He will anoint me to be and do His will. Until “that day” I draw near to Him in prayer and in His word. Until “that day” I worship Him and trust Him, because He alone is good and faithful. And only He can subdue me unto Himself! Amen.

Rivers & Waterfalls

This is my mission statement made about 8 years ago.  And still rings true, as of today.

Rivers & Waterfalls
Equipping, Edifying, Encouraging, and Refreshing the Saints.

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Many in the Body of Christ have been groaning for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit! Mainstream Churches have their own agenda and most have too many heads running the church. There is ONE head and He is Christ the LORD. And there are many parts of the body…the body of Christ!

Are you ready for your Bride Groom? The Spirit and the bride say…”come Lord Jesus.” Is your oil lamp full or empty? Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? Are you wise or foolish? The wise will enter the Kingdom of God.

Rivers & Waterfalls is a ministry to equip, edify and refresh the saints. Rivers & Waterfalls has only ONE head… and that head is our Lord, Jesus Christ. The purpose is to do the greater works Jesus spoke about in the last chapter of the book of Mark. The Great Commission. Mark chapter 16 verses 14 through 20. “The Lord working with them and confirming the Word with signs following.”

We are building from the ground up. As God the Father calls His saints to be a part of this ministry…it will be to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit…to whom belongs ALL the Glory! Amen.

Some have a building to donate some space. Others having the gift of the Holy Spirit to sing praises to the King. Some have gifts in playing musical instruments, some in the gifts of ministry, some in the gifts of hospitality, running a kitchen, fitness trainers, web development, witty inventions, business development, etc…all for the equipping, edifying and refreshing of the saints. All gifts proceeding from One Spirit…The Holy Spirit. Respond as the Lord leads you. (Please…No Self seeking people need respond.)
If God is calling on you to use your gifts…respond immediately. All parts of the body of Christ…working together…with one accord…will build this ministry. God has given us the vision to begin this ministry and to call on You to help with your gifts. 

Pray and seek the will of God the Father in the Name of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit working in you.