The Gathering of Men
Food For Thought --- 16MAY22
ABBA IS EXALTED, satan IS DEFEATED and JESUS/YESHUA IS L-RD Of L-RDS and He is coming back again! (Pastor Charles Capps)
Greeting Men of Abba:
The Food For Thought – It’s A Family Affair: “Three Challenges of Today”!
Greetings my brothers IN THE NAME OF OUR L-RD and Savior Yeshua/Jesus the Christ! May Abba bless and keep each of you and your families this day from all hurt, harm, and danger. Put on the Whole Armor of Abba each and every day so we can STAND in TRUTH, LOVE, FAITH, MERCY and HIS GRACE!
This month’s Food For Thought teaching is coming from Brother James H. Hill Jr. This is Brother Hill’s third teaching I believe, and all have been an inspirational blessing to the group members! He is a member of Cathedral of Faith located in San Jose, CA. I have known Brother Hill for over 40 years and we both have grown and matured in the knowledge of our L-rd and Savior Jesus/Yeshua the Christ. I believe that the Man of Abba has a great teaching in store for us this Monday night. Read his Teaching Summary and come prepared to hear and discuss the Word of Abba.
“Three Challenges of Today”
As I look at scripture and what’s going on in the world today, my spirit keeps coming back to three things:
· The challenge of trusting in the Lord with all your heart and leaning not on your own understanding
· The challenge of choices [today and in scriptures]
· The challenge of our free will being in conflict with God’s will?
The challenge of trusting in the Lord with all your heart and leaning not on your own understanding
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways submit to him,
And he will make your paths
Trust in the Lord
What is Trust: firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something?
Can we really trust in the Lord with all our heart today?
Trusting requires the exercise of faith. What are the challenges of walking by faith, not by sight!
What does it mean to trust with all your heart?
In all your ways submit to him: the challenge of submitting to him, i.e., true surrender
And he will make your paths straight: the challenge of getting on and staying on the right path
The challenges of understanding the consequences of choices (past and present)
Below are examples of choices that still impact us today and how the choices still cause challenges to us today:
Adam and Eve
· The challenge of understanding the choice made by Adam and Eve and why we’re still paying for that choice
· The challenge of understanding Satan’s role in the Garden
God choosing David instead of his brothers
· The challenge of understanding the mind of God - God chose David instead of one of his brothers – God’s does thing different from humans
· God chose Solomon instead of David to build his Temple
· Satan bet that Job would turn his back on God if God took away Job’s blessings
Why did God go along with Satan?
The Challenge of our free will being in conflict with God’s will
· As for me as my house, we will serve the Lord
· Saul on the Road to Damascus
Godwinks – How God speaks Directly to You Through The Power of Coincidence by Squire Rushnell
Rushnell is credited with coining the term godwink, which he defines as “An event or personal experience, often identified as coincidence, so astonishing that it could only have come from divine origin.”
Successful television executive who led Good Morning America to first place for the first time
Father of Schoolhouse Rock
When you pray more, you experience more godwinks
Examples of Godwinks that happened to me:
· From Jesus Calling – Enjoying Peace In His Presence:
“Thank me in the midst of the crucible. When things seem all wrong, look for growth opportunities. Especially look for areas where you need to let go, leaving your cares in My able hands. Do you trust me to orchestrate your life events as I choose, or are you still trying to make things go according to your will? If you keep trying to carry out your intentions while I am leading you in another direction, you deify your desires.
Be on the lookout for what I am doing in your life. Worship Me by living close to Me, thanking Me in all circumstances.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge Psalm
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus 1 Thessalonians 5:18
· Prayers That Avail Much for Fathers – a gift I received June 25, 1992
· Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr – Answer the Call
Coincidental meeting at a Goodwill store after many, many years
The fish is also used by Jesus to describe “the Sign of Jonah” (Matthew 12:38-45). This is symbolic of Jesus’ resurrection, upon which the entire Christian faith is based. (1 Corinthians 15:1-58)
Fish are mentioned and given symbolic meaning several times in the Gospels. Several of Jesus’ 12 Apostles were fishermen. He commissions them with the words “I will make you fishers of men” (Mark 1:16-18)
The ICHTHYS appeared several days on the sidewalk next to my house.
Holy Spirit and I will continue to ask you to present a teaching or a subject to TGOM for 2022 for the purpose of sharing with one another on a more personal and spiritual dimension. Your Subject -- STILL depends on your heart and Holy Spirit! What’s On Your Heart? What’s On Your Mind? Love, marriage, discipline of children, RESPECT, Erectile Dysfunction (ED), finances, business issues, ethnic issues or concerns, other health concerns, HIV, AIDS or other STDs, Health Disparities, From Negro to Hebrew, Spiritual Warfare, KINGDOM LIVING, Living “KINGDOM” Single, Having the MIND of Christ Jesus/Yeshua, etc.??? Send me a subject of your concern, then call or text me to let me know that you sent it to me. I just need a Little Help my brothers (smile), Thanks….
How about reading and bringing a few scriptures, thoughts and concerns to the conference call with you each Monday night so we can explore the WORD together. Let us continue to grow and mature daily in the knowledge, wisdom, and understand the “WORD”, our L-rd and Savior Jesus the Christ (Yeshua being His Hebrew Name) left for us to follow. Praise Abba our Father!
Please join us on the conference line for TGOM Monthly Teachings. Call in from wherever you are and participate during our meetings. The number is: 1-605-313-4147; Code: 348868#. That blog is coming for those of us who wants to chat a little longer on the subject of the month - can. Hallelujah and thank You L-rd! Please read, digest, think, implement, and change wherever and whatever you needed to make a change in your life! Change most often is difficult but is Worth the Reward in Christ Jesus (Yeshua)! Have you ever considered that a Change in your Attitude and Presentation COULD just Change the Attitude and Presentation in someone who is watching you unaware! (Oh, my Abba-Glory Hallelujah) Am I my brother’s Keeper? Of course, you are! Let me say here that I thank the L-rd for each of you who have volunteer these past years to write, spearhead, lead or direct a Monday night’s teaching. Also, to those who just dialed in for the fellowship and dialogue. Thanks, and much love to each of you. Guess what? I love you and there is nothing You can do about it! Shalom!!!!!
Did You make time to be in HIS Presence this past week or this past season? Did you Fast or Fast and Pray this week? There is a song that asks the question, “Did you Stop and Pray this morning. Did you Knell down on your knees to Pray?”
The Vision of the Gathering of Men is to assemble Men of diverse culture and socioeconomic backgrounds to come and fellowship together, learn of Jesus the Christ (Yeshua the Christ), of our relationship to Him, of our relationship to our family, and of our relationship to one another.
TGOM teachings will be coming to us from around the world! Please joining us on the conference call line each 3rd Monday night of the month at 8p (EST), at 7p (CST) and 5p (PST). Remember the Conference line # is: 1-605-313-4147; Code: 348868#. I hope to hear you Monday night on the conference call line.
Everyone take care and stay healthy, safe and Blessed!!!!! For additional information, please call 770.710.7634 or 710.939.2460.
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