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INSPIRATION

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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SERMONS

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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IGA

Invitation to join IGA

Ministerial Conference 1

IGA Logo_jpgIGA – Independent Gospel Association is a ministerial organization established for independent churches, ministries, and Christian workers. Our membership is multicultural and international. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a “tax exempt” organization with Group Ruling Exemption. This means that we are approved to extend legal covering, (501) (c)(3), to those churches and ministries that qualify.

Types of Membership

– Christian Worker
– Evangelist
– Pastor
– Teacher
– Prophet
– Apostle
– Missionary

For more information, click the link below:

https://chosenofgod1.wordpress.com/fellowship/independent-gospel-association/

ABOUT

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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SENIOR PASTOR / DIRECTOR

• 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.

INSPIRATION

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

INSPIRATION

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?”

INSPIRATION

Joy comes in the morning

Joy comes in the morning

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5

I have a dear friend and sister in Christ who lost her husband to diabetes and kidney failure. She and her husband pastored a growing Christian church in the Philippines at one time. But when her husband died, she was initially hurt and discouraged. She had to take over as head of her family and church ministry. It was very difficult at first, yet she did not lose hope. She trusted God to be faithful in the midst of her difficult season and circumstances.

“When my husband was struggling with his illness, I asked God many questions” says Rosana. “Why Lord? Why did you take my husband? He was faithful to serve you. He loved you so much!” Then one day I said to God, ‘Let your will be done. You know what is better for my husband.’ Three months of pain and suffering later, God took him and placed him in His presence. And I know today he is enjoying himself in the presence of our Almighty God.”

Eventually, the Lord restored her life and provided for her needs. She is happy and thriving again in ministry by the grace of God.

How about you? Does pain make you bitter, or better?

When you get hurt, do you withdraw into a shell and wallow in self-pity, anger or resentment? Or, do you accept your painful circumstances, trust God to make a new way for you, and give you the grace and strength to be happy again?

Remaining steadfast in your faith can turn the most difficult life experience into a blessing in disguise. God wants us to adjust our bad attitudes and not accept temporary defeat. Instead, we must keep pressing on and moving forward until we win the prize.

The Lord also reminds us that, “we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” – Romans 8:28

No matter what hurt or pain you’re experiencing today, run to God immediately and pray. He is loving and compassionate, our refuge and strength, a very present help in our time of trouble (Psalm 46:1,2).

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES


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COMMENT from Hema: “That is how things happened in my life. Our God n father takes care detail when you are a widow. I am so grateful for His love n support.  Jesus never stops in His care for our lives. The emotional,mental and physical strain in single parenting as I thought it was…..was actually not. God is my husband and there is no way I’m doing this alone. When my husband died the weight of his responsibilities at church became mine.  I suffered under that weight. Today I am victorious because of my God. Helping others cope in this cruel world. “

INSPIRATION

If God created us in His image

If God created us in His image, are we more like Him, or He like us?

Many of the attributes of the one true God bear similarities to human qualities. However, God our heavenly Father’s attributes are incomparably greater than they are in us. That’s because we are still spiritual infants just learning to walk in the ways of God. It will take us a whole lifetime to be able to make substantial progress.

For instance, if God is love, we are able to love. But God is able to love to a much higher degree and intensity than we can. As we grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ we become more and more like God, manifesting higher and higher degrees of His attributes such as love, goodness, grace, compassion, patience, gentleness, truthfulness, faithfulness, and so on.

The important thing to guage is that our journey in Christ remains in a progressive trajectory, and that it is upward and not downward. If we remain in this pattern then we have the blessed hope that one day we shall become as He is.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord–who is the Spirit–makes us more and more like him as we are being transformed into His same image from one degree of glory to another.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18

“Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him…” – 1 John 3:2

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