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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hannah a Promise Keeper

Good day Mars,
     I know its been over a week. Wishing I could write more often but I'm still in training. First giving honor to God and a very special woman of God, Sis Valerie, who thought it not robbery to donate a computer to this ministry. You know when God lays it upon our hearts to do something in His name, for the sake of justice, you never know who He's going to use as an instrument of light. The people closest to us are usually not the ones. He's so magnificent in His thoughts and ways which are never ours; they're in the Glory realm. Unfortunately, most of us are down here still working in the faith and anointing realm. That's goes especially for me. So, I thank God for using my dear sistah and her obedience to hear what the Spirit was saying. Now I'm able to write from the comfort of my home, thank God!
     We're continuing to write about women of the bible and their sons. This week is about Hannah the wife of Elkanah. We're coming from I Samuel 1:2...She was one of two wives that Elkanah had married. She was barren. Tells us she was insecure. Not being able to procreate had its toll of the women of ancient times being that family was extremely important.
v5...Elkanah loved Hannah very much and gave her more than the rest of his family. Tells us although she was insecure, she had favor and abundance. Often times "things" esp temporary ones will never replace the permanent.
v6...The other wife Penninah taunted Hannah regarding her infertility which made her feel bad. Tells us she was intimidated on a regular basis which added injury to pain.
v7b...Hannah refused to eat and cried often. Tells us she was under deep distress. Is this not what most women go through  from others who find out their weaknesses in order to use against them?
v9...Hannah prayed. Tells us she found comfort in God and not her husband or other worldly things. She was also resilient such as women of God should be. She made a conscious effort to look up after looking down and around.
v10...Hannah was brokenhearted as she cried and prayed to God. Tells us she was in deep emotional pain but knew who cared enough to not only to listen but make things all better.
v11a...Hannah while praying reverence God, and gave over her issues of misery. Tells us she knew her shortcoming and confessed them to a God who was concerned and capable of handling her needs.
v11b...Hannah requested of God a son and promised to turn his life over to Him as a Nazarith. Tells us she was deep in tradition by asking for her first born to be a son but also willingly giving him back to God as a sacrifice. Promising not to cut his hair as Nazarite's practiced; one who totally dedicates their entire life to God.
v12...Accused of being a drunkard by Eli the priest because when she prayed no words came forth. Tells us she trusted in the  Lord; sometimes pain cannot speak but the Lord knows our thoughts.
v15...Tells Eli she's a good woman, who's only problem was what she brought to the Lord. Tells us she was confident in her demeanor as a woman and a woman of God.
v18...Took Eli's advice to go home and worry no more, for the Lord knows. She ate and felt better. Tells us while she trusted the man of God she came to her senses.
     If you see yourself in any of Hannah's story, say amen! This woman of God was the epitome of how to go through and who to go through with: The Lord Almighty! For the women that are out there; and those that have been through and found their way back, can testify that it was nobody but God; then hallelujah to you too. Let's not forget they're plenty of woman still out there going through over and over again. They don't have a husband, while possibly being taunted by the new wife or crazy girlfriend. Perhaps cannot have children or lost them; they may have to sit and watch others with their children. We are praying like Hannah for YOU! Our mouths are moving but not a sound is coming out because this is between us and Jesus name! And we're not drunk off wine but we are twisted on the Holy Spirit.
     We will pick up the ending of Hannah's story next week; until then don't stop praying for our precious mothers and sons out there who don't know the power of God and prayer...
Love you ,
Jerri of Mars

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mother of Nations

Good day Mars,

     She's first mentioned in Genesis 11:29..."Abram married Sarai." The mother of nations is what her name presently means, but first princess. She was Abraham's half sister, they had the same father; Terah (Gen 20:12). In those days marrying your relative was not unusual but then God had not yet laid down His laws.
     This week we will look a little deeper at Sarai whom God changed her name to what we presently know her as. He did the same for Abram. They were a couple in love and although they lived many years without Sarai being unable to concieve, she made no big issue out of this delimma. All the while, she had so many other issues to contend with, let's take a look...
11: 29...Sarai was barren. Tells us she had insecurities about her inabilities to
12: 11...Sarai was really beautiful. Tells was she possessed physical esteem and
v15...... Abraham told her to lie to the King. Tells us she was a liar and obidient to
              her husband.
v16.......Sarai had favor in Egypt with the King. Tells us she used her beauty for
v17.......Sarai caused disease to the Kingdom of Egypt. Tells us she was ignorant
               regarding her favor with God.
v16:1....Sarai told Abraham to marry Hagar so they can have a child. Tells us
               that she was anixous.
v5........Hagar began to mistreat Sarai. Tells us Sarai was mentally unstable, 
              accusatory, unaccountable for her actions towards others, impulsive and selfish.
v6........Sarai treated Hagar wrong. Tells us she was vendictive.
17:15...God changed Sarai's name to Sarah. Tells us she will mother nations through
             God. The princess becomes a mother.
18:1.....Note: this verse tells us that when guest come into our homes we should be open to serve.
v6.......Abraham quickly summoned Sarah to make bread and she did. Tells us
              her husbands request were urgently adhered too.
v10.....Sarah was eavesdropping. Tells us she was curious and a busy to others
v12.....Sarah laughed and questioned herself. Tells us she has a sense of humor,  
             disbelief and no faith.
v15.....Sarah denied and lied to the Lord. Tells us before and again she's a liar and
             very deceitful.
     We're writing about the mithers and sons of the bible to see how God still has not changed His thoughts concerning us. He tells us, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11. We must get pass, yes get pass how we and especially others see us. Inspite of Sarah's many issues, God still kept His promise. He will do the same for us and our sons. NOW! we come to the full knowledge that He knows our faults and yet loves us. God is not like man, who snatches away his promises because we don't live up to his expectations. Our expectations are non equivocal to God's. So, lets again get passed our issues, such as God does and move forward in Jesus who took ALL of our transgressions.
     Believe with me today that He will accomplish that which He has sent in His word. If you give yourself today and ALL of your issues, to Jesus. He will see you through. Read back over how awful Sarah was, yet God declared her mother of every nation. This is written not to intently look at Sarah but to Jesus. The one who died for our sins...

Have faith in the Lord,
Jerri of Mars