The Gathering of Men
Food For Thought --- May 2020
The Food For Thought – It’s A Family Affair - "RETURNING To CHRIST"
Greetings AGAIN my brothers IN THE NAME OF THE L-rd! ABBA IS EXALTED, satan IS DEFEATED and JESUS/YESHUA IS L_RD Of L-RDS! Hallelujah and Praise the L-RD! Let me first say “It Is Not Over”! We still need more Fasting and Praying regarding this coronavirus-19! Has Holy Spirit put this thought within your spirit-man? Some States Re-Opening back up decisions have been made BUT are these decisions Good For Your Health?
We (Holy Spirit and I) continue to ask many of you to present a teaching or subject to TGOM for 2020. Again, this way we can share with one another on a more personal and spiritual dimension. Subject matter depends on you and Holy Spirit! What’s On Your Heart or What’s On Your Mind or both? 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, Spiritual Warfare, 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…..
This month’s ‘Food For Thought’ teaching is coming from Brother Spencer Henry. Brother Henry presently resides in North Carolina but he is a member of Mishpochah Apostolic Training Center in Tucker GA. I promise you that many of you will relate to his teaching in more than one way! Brother Henry tells a little about his up-bringing and how he walked the road, got off the road and returned to the road of his salvation. My L_rd my brothers, this is worth the read! You see my brothers; we are in a Spiritual Warfare Everyday but most of you do not realize it. It takes something like this present environmental health living condition/situation that we are IN or are going through to help many of you smell the coffee!
How about bringing a few scriptures to the conference call with you on Monday night so we can explore the WORD together, Returning To Christ! These discussions will run from one end of the spectrum to the other and I for One am looking forward to a vigorous, healthy, and full-bodied discussion with all of you who will be on the call. Looking forward to hearing my Western, Northern, and Southern brothers on the line with us unless they are Essential Workers! I am growing and maturing daily in the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of our L-rd and Savior Jesus the Christ (Yeshua being His Jewish Name). Praise Abba our Father!
“He is our only Deliverer!!!!”
Main Text: Isaiah 45:22-24 NIV
'“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. They will say of me, ‘In the Lord alone are deliverance and strength.’” All who have raged against him will come to him and be put to shame. '
Today, I want to share a word with you from my heart to yours. “Return to Christ” He is our only deliverer. As I was praying to Holy Spirit on what to share with the men of G-d this is what he laid on my heart. Not so very long-ago Holy Spirit allowed me to go through something that was my wakeup call. This call was designed to shake the very ground I was standing on to make me realized it was time to “Return to Christ”. Over time and in many ways, I had fallen away from my Lord and Savior and had begun to look for satisfaction and/or deliverance in all the wrong things. As I went on about my daily ways and ignoring all the warning signs that was being given to me, things began to happen and not all at once. Cause see the enemy had to lure me out just a little at a time cause he always knew that I was brought up the right way and that at any moment I might just wake up and realize the error of my ways and he couldn't’t get the victory over my life that he wanted. See with G-d’s chosen it’s just not enough for the enemy to get you down and out. No, he has to completely destroy you in every way. He has to get us so far out there we can’t see how to return to Christ. See the enemy knew he had to mask himself behind to the things that I loved to do like “WORK” cause in plain sight ain’t nothing really wrong with “work” see, as a man Work, so shall he eat. So, I allowed him to get at me through Work cause as long as I was WORKING, I in my mind, I wasn’t doing anything wrong. But oh to the contrary, see I allowed work to pull me further and further away from home, and the further I got away from home the less support I would have from the people who love me and would admonish me from not giving my proper amount of time to G-d in the ways that I should. So, the enemy kept on giving more and more of what I thought I wanted more of, which was Work, but at the same time he was slipping in all other kinds of distraction’s along with it and soon enough he had me so he thought right where he wanted me to destroy me.
One thing about the Almighty G-d we serve is simply that he is “Almighty”. See he will sometime allow the enemy to think he has won, but he really just allowed the enemy to set you up for the Deliverance you been really needing by setting you down. For me it was setting me down so far in jail I never thought I would see my way clear of this. But while sitting down in that quiet place where I could focus on the error of my ways I had to cry out to G-d for his forgiveness and return back to him cause I’m his child and I know he has things for me to do for him. Once we have gotten to this part now the deliverance in your life begins, All of the old habits that the enemy placed in your life (i.e., anything not Christ like), He starts the process of cleaning you up. Sometimes we want to hurry that process up, but he takes his time and does what he do, so that when it is over you have truly been delivered. I knew I had Returned to Christ because this began happening in my life while I was yet locked up:
“The Spirit of GOD, the Master, is on me because GOD anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners. GOD sent me to announce the year of his grace— a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies— and to comfort all who mourn, To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. Rename them “Oaks of Righteousness” planted by GOD to display his glory. They’ll rebuild the old ruins, raise a new city out of the wreckage. They’ll start over on the ruined cities, take the rubble left behind and make it new. You’ll hire outsiders to herd your flocks and foreigners to work your fields, But you’ll have the title “Priests of GOD,” honored as ministers of our God. You’ll feast on the bounty of nations; you’ll bask in their glory. Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, Your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever.”
Isaiah 61:1-7 MSG
After 365 days exactly, Holy Spirit released me from that jail cell, (having never been sentenced in a court for anything), a brand-new man of G-d to go out and continue proclaiming the good news to the poor and brokenhearted and proclaiming freedom to the captives and the release from darkness for the prisoners. Yes, G-d is the only deliverer I know if you truly want deliverance in your life. He sent his only son to die for us to be delivered and be returned to him the true and living G-d.
The following are more scripture references for “JESUS IS YOUR DELIVERER”:
'But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. '
'For You have broken the yoke of his burden And the staff of his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor, As in the day of Midian.'
'Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. '
II Corinthians 3:17
Bring scriptures to read and relate in your mind to our subject. Did any of You make time to be in HIS Presence during this season?
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! TGOM Atlanta body will be joining us on the conference call line on the 3rd Monday night instead of 2001 Montreal Road, Suite 104 in Tucker, GA 30084 in the Alpha and Omega Headquarters Training Room at 8p (est), and the because they are Practicing Social Distancing. We are still asking for a $10.00-dollar seed offering to help cover the cost of the meeting room and to support AOAF.
Our TGOM TX body will meet this Monday, on the conference line due to health regulation regarding the c.o.v.i.d.-19 in Texas at 7p (cst) and they also will be Practicing Social Distancing. I hope to hear you on the conference call line. Take care and stay health safe and Blessed Everyone!!!!! For additional information, please call 770.939.2460 or 770.710.7634.
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