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What is a soulmate?

Soulmates

Simply stated, “The love of your life; your perfect match.”

Although everyone has one, some people may never find their soulmate because they are not looking in the right places.

According to modern definition, a “soulmate” is a person who is your destiny partner for life. Someone you will love “forever” because you have instant similarity, love, romance, peace, comfort, intimacy, sexuality, spirituality, compatibility and trust.

Plato’s definition

Beware of the usage of the “soulmate” term as defined by Plato, the Greek philosopher, born in 428 BC. It is utter foolishness – a Greek myth portraying humans as originally having four arms, four legs, and a single head with two faces, possessing both male and female genitalia. Supposedly, they were eventually split in two by the Greek god, Zeus, and they forever wandered the earth looking for “their other half.”

The Biblical definition

The biblical concept of soulmates is what we believe is the accurate definition. It comes from the Old Testament concept of finding your Bashert, a Yiddish word meaning “destiny.”

Jewish scholars teach that all marriages are made in heaven. In other words, marriages for humans are created by God almighty and we must pray and wait until we find the perfect partner He has for us. Jewish singles will say that they are looking for their Bashert, meaning, they are looking for that person who will complement them perfectly and whom they themselves will complement perfectly. Since it is considered to have been foreordained by God whom one will marry, one’s spouse is considered to be one’s Bashert. Marriages that do not work out well is the result of not waiting for your Bashert.

The Soulmate is the strongest bond with another person that a man or woman can achieve.

When God first created Adam and Eve, it was two souls united by God. He created them to become “one flesh”, as well as every other couple thereafter.

“The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’ Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.’ That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become ONE FLESH.” – Genesis 2:18-24

God from the very beginning ordained marriage and the family unit as the first and foremost institution on earth. God’s plan for marriage consists of one male and one female who become united as one – physically and spiritually (one flesh). It is a lifelong bond of soulmates who love, compliment and uplift each other.

How do you know you’ve found your soulmate?

You will feel drawn to each other physically and spiritually, and experience an overall sense of completeness – like you were meant to unite. Here are some other clues that you’ve found your soulmate:

1. You connect with them on the deepest level and they allow you to grow as a person within the relationship.

2. You communicate without speaking.

3. You’ve been totally comfortable around each other since you’ve first met.

4. The relationship brings both partners a sense of inner calm.

5. You and your partner have separate identities, but you face the world as one.

6. When you finally meet you find yourself ready for love and your love blooms instantly.

How often does that happen?

Not too often, I’m afraid. Most people today are in and out of relationships that never last because they easily settle for “second best.” They make mistake-after-mistake by getting involved with people who are not God’s best for them. Instead, they should wait patiently in faith that God will provide their perfect soulmate.

“I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I put my hope.” – Psalm 130:5

The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him in faith. Those who wait patiently on God to provide the perfect soulmate will not be dissapointed.

So continue praying in faith, keep an open mind and an open heart and expect your soulmate to come knocking. When he or she does, be ready to answer the door.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES


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SOULMATE QUOTES

1. Soulmates: Twin flames burning with perfect love.

2. Soulmates: You may meet thousands of people but then you meet that one person that touches your life so deeply.

3. It may take a lifetime but soulmates eventually meet, for they have the same secret hiding place.

4. And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, “Oh there you are. I’ve been looking for you.”

5. Soulmates will stand by you through everything and understand your ups and downs better than anyone else, for they are mentally and spiritually connected to you.

6. You are my soulmate, my sweetheart, my dream come true.

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Children respect your parents

Children Obey Your Parents

A child who is allowed to disrespect their parents will never learn to respect anyone.

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother — which is the first commandment with a promise — so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”– Ephesians 6:1-3

Many children are out of control today. I see them yelling at their parents in the grocery stores, having temper tantrums when they don’t get what they want, or worse yet, even physically hitting their mothers and fathers.

This should never be!

Families simply can’t function without respect. Children should be taught respect and honor for their parents from a very young age. They need to respect that their mother and father are their authority in the home. If they rebell against that authority they must be disciplined. If punishment is administered properly – firmly but lovingly, they will eventually learn to respect and obey every form of authority in life when they grow up. They should also be taught to love God and respect His moral laws.

Here are some other parental tips that you should consider:

1. Husbands respect your wives; wives respect your husbands.

When children witness a dad and mom treating each other with love and respect – despite their differences – they will learn best by your good example.

2. Be consistent.

Children need to see consistency in your behavior. Inconsistency on the part of parents leaves kids with an unreliable and unsteady compass to follow.

3. Follow through.

When you need to discipline your children for misbehaving, don’t back-off from your punishment. If you say “No TV for a week, follow through the entire week. Don’t change your mind by mid-week and release them before the punishment is completed. It will teach them to think twice before disobeying you again.

4. Always temper your discipline with love.

Explain to your children why you are punishing them – because you love them and for their own good. Children will accept the consequences of their disobedience more easily more easily than those who are treated with harshness and anger.

5. Be a family.

Cultivate a happy family life. Have meals together, go on special trips and events. Do game nights, go on vacation. Listen to your children’s needs and respond with care.

6. Are you being too mean?

Finally, remember you will not always win a popularity contest with your kids at first. That’s okay. Your primary mission is to love them and protect them from themselves. Do what is best for them – even when they disagree with you or claim you are being “too mean.”

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES


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Husbands love your wives

Husbands love your wives

In marriage, it is important to make your partner feel special and loved daily. Don’t let your work or your busy life interfere with keeping your wife emotionally and physically satisfied, and letting her know how important she is to you.

1. Love them despite their faults.

Be patient and understanding of your wives. It is true, they can be irritating at times, but that’s the best time to show them you are understanding of their moodiness which is characteristic of a woman, and will continue to love them them unconditionally. Always remember that you too have faults, and you can sometimes be difficult to get along with as well.

2. Compliment them daily.

Women need to be complimented regularly. They can be very insecure at times and need to be reasurred that you still think they are the most attractive and sexy, and highly loved and desired by you. Tell them how beautiful they are every day. Be affectionate. Make love to them regularly and leave them with a smile on their face.

3. Give them the attention they need from you.

Touch and affection is a language that all women crave from their husbands. In the marriage relationship, it’s imperative that you make time to talk with your wife and listen to her concerns. Your wife also needs to be romanced regularly. Date nights, flowers, and love notes should never go out of style – no matter how long you’ve been married.

4. Make them feel secure and protected.

Don’t ever bring up the “D” word (divorce). Regularly reassure them you are a partner for life and there is no other woman that can ever take her place. Make an actual “Goal Board” of your future plans illustrating your shared dreams for the future. Discuss financial goals, future travel plans, your bucket list; it’s an impressive demonstration of commitment to a secure and happy future together.

Be the husband, dad and leader God created you to be!

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” – Ephesians 5:25

“Perhaps the monotony of everyday has made us lose the charm that we two used to have, but I want you to know that you are the lady of my dreams and I don’t know what I would do without you by my side. I really love you so much.” – Anonymous

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

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What is your philosophy? Pt.1

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Everyone has a philosophy, whether they realize it or not.

The word philosophy comes from the Greek word philosophia, which means, those who love wisdom.

Philosophy is a particular set of ideas you have regarding what is true, and what is not; about the nature and meaning of life, how to live your life, whether you believe in God, your ethics and moral values, and so forth. Even Atheists who don’t believe in God, have a philosophy.

What religion you follow is also determined by your personal philosophy.

Do you believe your religion is the only true religion? Most people do. Why do you believe this? Ask yourself, why did you choose your particular religion over all others? Whether you follow the religion of Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, or even Christianity, you chose your religion based on your own personal philosophy.

Atheists, don’t believe in god at all. Jews believe that following the Torah (the Law of Moses) merits their salvation before God. Muslims believe Allah is the only true god and Muhammad was his only prophet. Buddhists, on the other hand, rely on reincarnation (multiple lives) to purge them of imperfection and reach the supposed blissful state of Nirvana. Christians believe that salvation is only through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ on the cross.

So you see, everybody has different ideas about religion, God, how to live their lives, based on what philosophy they follow. Therefore, whatever you believe about God, what’s right or wrong, the world around you, and other such ideas, shapes everything about your life. What you believe determines your behavior, your behavior determines what you become, and finally, where you end up at the end of your life.

Do all Christians believe the same?

Even within the Christian religion there are many different beliefs, creeds, doctrines, tenets of faith, schools of thought, and so on. Today, there are more than 30,000* Christian denominations in the world. Can they all be right?

Are you following the tenets of the Baptists, Catholics, Methodists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, etc.? Why? Because of your own personal philosophy.

At some point in your life you made a defining decision to follow your particular brand of Christianity or denomination. Was it because of family tradition? Or maybe because you studied all the others and decided your choice was the best one?

In part 2 of this message, we will further explore how philosophy, religion, and your concept of truth has shaped your life and the way that you think.

To be continued…

Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

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*Statistics from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity.

PRAYER

Prayer for healing

Please Pray for my Mother. She just had an ultra sound test that showed a simple cyst, right breast, hypoechoic nodule with irregular borders; left breast: suspicious for malignancy.  Doctor decided to go in and perform a biopsy to find out if the lump is malignant or not. And we are still waiting the result.

I need your prayers. Please remember my mother in your Prayer Board – that God would touch and heal her. Thank you.

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Invitation to join IGA

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Types of Membership

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The Apostles’ Creed

The Apostles CreedThe Apostles’ Creed, though not written by the apostles, is the oldest creed of the Christian church and is the basis for our fellowship with others of like-minded faith.

The Apostles’ Creed goes back to at least 140 A.D. when many of the early church leaders summed up their beliefs. It is not Scripture, but it is based on the teachings of Scripture, and a simple list of the great doctrines of the faith that we should all agree upon. If possible, it is good to memorize the entire creed and keep it close to your heart.

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• I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

• I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

• He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hades.

• The third day he rose again from the dead and ascended to heaven. He is now seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come one day soon to judge the living and the dead.

• I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal church, of all times and all places, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

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God’s timing is always perfect

Gods timing is always perfect

One of the hardest lessons in the life of the faithful is learning to trust in God’s timing.

We are so used to making decisions independently of God’s wisdom and timing that we struggle with waiting. Waiting for things to happen. Waiting for various elements to fall in place. We pray and ask God’s will to be done but afterwards we get impatient and want to take back control when things don’t happen fast enough.

God is never in a hurry.

His plans for us are perfectly engineered and sometimes slow in unfolding. But if we wait long enough we will see things happen at just the right time and in the right way.

Remember, the Lord sometimes will lead us in ways that don’t make sense to us. If we try to figure everything out ahead of time, we will struggle, get confused, and lose faith. Let us say with the psalmist, “I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in You, O LORD; I said, You are my God. My times are in Your hands.” – Psalm 31:14-15

Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding or faulty reasonings. Seek His perfect will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take (Proverbs 3:5-)

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

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“Then the LORD said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.” -Habakkuk 2:2-3

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1 woman married 7 brothers

One woman married seven brothers

1 WOMAN MARRIED 7 BROTHERS. WHO’S WIFE WILL SHE BE IN HEAVEN?

This is a hypothetical story and question that was asked of Jesus by the Sadducees in Matthew 22:23-30. But it makes us wonder, “Will there be marriage in heaven?”

Not so, Jesus responded.

He said we will be like the angels who neither marry nor have a need to create children. “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.”

Does that mean there is no sex in heaven?

There is not, here is why…Sexual union between a husband and his wife is something that God created here on earth for our temporary enjoyment and the multiplication of the human race. But it will no longer be necessary in heaven, which is already full of angels and resurrected people.

As enjoyable as you may find sexual intimacy here on earth, there is something far more enjoyable than sex: being in the glorious presence of God where there is eternal love, peace, joy and happiness! Believe me, we will not miss the dimension of sexuality when we will have something 1000 or maybe 1,000,000 times better.

But what about our dead husbands or wives? Will we still be married in heaven?

Jesus said, no. We may still recognize our former husbands or wives and enjoy their company among the other resurrected saints, but the previous marital bonds will no longer exist.

What will heaven be like?

Like the popular song says, “We can only imagine.” Heaven will be so incredibly good that it is impossible to describe. Think of the most wonderful time or happiness you have ever experienced and multiply that by 1000 times. That’s what heaven will be like. Maybe even more.

How do we know that?

Because God says so, and God does not lie. He has promised, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9

In Christ’s kingdom, there awaits us blessing and reward of such magnitude that no human words could ever describe nor our limited thoughts could ever conceive. If you believe it, say amen.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

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Watch for my next message, “What is the Marriage Supper of the Lamb?”