HE MAKES US
"...I will make you to become fishers of men." <HE makes us, also! Here, we learn another amazing example of how HE does it. He did not call me from a fishing boat, He called me in another way, and what He has given me allows ALL OF US a way to fish much easier than ever before, an easier way to lift Him up. What "lifts Him up from the earth" is what He has given and blessed for that purpose. "A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven." Jn 3:27. "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise." Pro 11:30, "...the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God."Ec 9:1. "...their works are in the hand of God."? MY WORKS are in the hands (2) of God. DOUBLE blessing. There is such a thing as "double" portion 2Ki 2:9, blessing 2Co 1:15, wages Dt 5:18, etc. mentioned in the Bible. "Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your end will increase greatly."Jb 8:7. Why? "...Thus you will know that I am the LORD."Ez 36:11. Isn't that what it's all about? That which He gives ("from heaven") is so you will know He is the LORD. He makes sure, in every way possible that there is no excuse when you pass from this life for the next (What He gives is an invitation to Himself, reminder He is there for you, or warning to come back to Him "repent").
Remember "Ps 28:5"? Please regard His work by sharing it with others (be "fishers of men" also, which wins God's favor for you too). What He has given me, allows a child to fish, can even be anonymous. Example: hand out or leave His business card somewhere (inside books, cards, vehicles, suitcases, lockers, store products, gifts, trick or treat bags, etc.), give tile tracts, Key To Heaven, etc. (make use of the other products here too), and/or be so inspired by the Holy Ghost in you that you come up with your own product(s) "to get THE WORD out". And will support you here (we can multiply your effort in our hands). Or just invite people here. Winning souls to Jesus ("The Door" Jn 10:9to heaven) is the greatest thing one can do on earth! Lk 15:10. And no matter what we go through with any soul we reach out to, they WILL (eventually) thank us...a heart that God genuinely touches, does, and those in hell
who refused to or didn't, WILL, to try to get out!) But we will have "...treasure in
the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth."
Lk 12:33. Our "treasure in heaven", and how much (including our heavenly abode
Jn 14:2) we will live with FOREVER depends upon what we do here (and how
much with what God givesus Jn 3:27). And may we never forget "For unto
whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required". I have been given
SO MUCH, and revealing it, and making use is required of me...
Jesus said "No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him..." Jn 6:44
Because Jesus is lifted up at www.1JMM.com, it is no coincidence you are here, The Father drew you here for some reason (since He is obviously behind all of this), do you know why He did? 1. to get saved? 2. To find a safe place to send your loved ones to? 3. You liked a product you saw and want? 4. Need to know if God is still working among us? 5. You want the simplest way to "get" God and all He has for you? 6. You want to believe but need more proof? 7. You don't believe in miracles, or for today? 8. To be inspired to do something with your life? 9. Are not being fed properly? 10. Curious how God makes a prophet? 11. Compare notes? 12. Wonder how important it is to have The Holy Ghost? 13. Soul searching? "Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you..." Ja 4:8. Enjoy another holy happening (in our day!)...
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SPIRIT
The Spirit world is where God is. In fact, "God is a spirit" Jn 4:24, which explains how all things were made "All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made." Jn 1:3. < answers the question "What came first...The Spirit or The Matter?" When your "spirit" pleases God, you will start seeing Him working in your daily life, regardless what others say or do to you. When God becomes real to you, YOU ARE! And the more He is in you, the more you are "real" to others. God had always been real to me, and I always saw myself as real to others. I noticed so many good hearted people would say "I feel
like I have known you for years!" Yet, it didn't take long to see that the average
person could not appreciate (their spirit was not right with God and I could see
they were uncomfortable around me, as I them). This always made me feel like
a fish out of water, and whatever made me this way knew why! But I did not
know why until now, this day and age I can see "why" as I am gathering all of
this info together, I saw that when The Spirit moved me, I produced. Thus, I say
"The closer you get to the Creator, the more creative you get."
Joseph was soul searching when we were dating, then finally saw "The Light" and gave his life to Christ (about 5 years after we married), "For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?"1Co 7:16. I did not know that verse then, but my faith endured! I tell you, a marriage cannot survive all the ups and downs and the drama without the kind of love and forgiveness Jesus teaches. I also made sure our 2 sons were groomed to be the Lord's, from day one "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."Pr 22:6. They both saw "The Light", are saved and walk according to THE WORD also. Church, Christian schools, Christian activities, Bible study, the music, friendships, etc. "...Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."Ac 16:31.
MY FIRST CHILD
Before I explain the below paragraph, THIS needs to be said first. The fall of 1976, I wondered if I was pregnant, so I went and had the test. As I entered the door of our townhouse, in Maumee, Ohio, I hear "Yourpregnant!" (the doctor called and told Joseph before I knew) and he loves to say "I knew before she did!"
GENDER PRAYER MIRACLES
"Oh please Lord, give me a boy, have mercy on me, no girl...
In fact, never give me a daughter!" (at that time in my life, I
was recovering from 18 years of being confined to one house
of 6 not "saved" females! 7th came later) My 3 brothers were
spaced so far apart and gone allot (even Dad working much).
At that exact moment of prayer (I had needed the car that day,
picked Joseph up from the Toledo Police Station where he
worked, and we were sitting at the light of Spielbush and
Jackson), all of the sudden a very hard distinct squirt in my
womb revealed to me God answered my prayer! "It's a boy!
It's a boy!" I said all the way home. We went and bought all blue things then. Now, to my surprise, as I was typing this out (decades later, mind you), I heard in the spirit "Each of the SEVEN females in your family have at least 3 females and you have none, remember, things come in threes." (TRUE! I checked it out) Another "multi-in-one miracle"? "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us"Eph 3:20.
"BECAUSE HE IS IN ME" ;-)
I told Joseph, after he asked "How do you know what he looks like?" One day, I was alone and Joseph at work, so excited and couldn't wait for the future ("prophet"?) I felt inspired to draw a sketch of what our son would look like (no ultra sound to tell us anything, even if it were male, but my faith and experience at that intersection). This was the day I learned that I could not draw a baby, it kept looking like a 2 year old, or older. I said "This is what he will look like at about 2 years old." (sign of a prophet? < had no clue then). For weeks I viewed the pic, then put away. Found, years later...A MATCH! "Blonde hair, blue eyes." And, this child NEVER looked like a newborn, but a small toddler! many agreed. There was no pudginess to him, even to this day < he has always had "sharp features" we all say. When and if I find the sketch someday, it will be here, and his picture to match.
BOYS = MEN = GONE
Our oldest married a woman who can have no children, and our youngest is nearing 40 and too carefree to settle down. For this reason, I see NOW this had to do with The Lord needing ALL OF ME and my time for what I have to do for Him and not to be distracted. And strangely, I am comfortable with it, and that our sons both moved to another state. "And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction." 1Co 7:35. As of September 8th, 2015, both our Moms and Dads are gone to be with the Lord. Joseph and I are now free for speaking engagements. Thank You Father for this blessing, in Jesus name, we're ALL Your's! NOW...
In the EARLY 90s, while raising our 2 near teenage boys, I was
introduced to a rose business, which was soon given to me by the
owners who moved to Spain. I renamed and developed the business.
Invented The Petalgram(R) Rose, finally got the US Patent and sold out
the flower shop (after 5 years). Ready to sell the rights to thousands of
USA florists nationwide ($1.00/day Patent rights, made it worth 20
million $/year). God knew I was not happy doing business in the world
with the worldly, nor to the day I die. "Lord, is this REALLY what I should
do the rest of my life, working with the worldly?" "If ye were of the
world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."Jn 15:19,"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but The Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God." 1Co 2:12, "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."Col 2:8
HOLY LIFE LIVING
An elderly woman (I looked up to like a mother "Lois Tollison") at church heard I was frustrated with some business things, for which she said something that changed my course forever (and the world?) "Well, maybe that's not what God wants you to do." Of all people for her to say this to! It hurt, and I could not argue, but she had no idea how hard I worked my business to achieve what I did. I went home and cried. She encouraged me to pray for a CHRISTIAN business (did not know we could..."What is a 'Christian Business'?" I asked. We certainly didn't have the money it took to open a "Christian" Book Store, a mission, our own church, in order to be around just "Christians"). ALWAYS felt uncomfortable in public, even answering the phone! Just didn't like bad spirits constantly coming at me. Thought it was a phobia so I had my flower shop to see if I could conquer that. But still, I did not want to be around worldly influences, nor be in the world tempted, didn't want anything to jepordize what I had with the Lord, since He warns us many times in Scripture that that is what makes us His enemy. For we slowly (without noticing) become like them and wonder why God doesn't answer our prayers anymore.
THE REASON FOR THE HANDS?
With an uncertain future (Joseph about to retire, much older than me < as Joseph was to Mary?), I prayed and prayed for a Christian business, that I could use all of my talents He gave me and FOR HIM, and that it would keep my eyes focused ON HIM, trusting and placing myself in "His Hands" TO THE DAY I DIE. So in late 1996 (after the experience of the incredible miracle August 22, 1996 of "His Hands" in me, the time He healed my spine), I felt compelled to write a book about The Doctor of doctors. I figured I must know something in order to get such a healing, then others can follow what I did to get healed also. This way, I will be safe, in my home doing this, thinking "THIS IS THE REASON He gave me 'His Hands' when He didn't have to." < was I missing the puzzle pieces to THE REAL REASON of "the operation of His hands"! which He revealed years later (www.1JMM.com < He instructed me Dt 4:36 "Testify what I did with you, build it and they will come!")
As I was organizing the outline for my book and praying for the understanding to be clearer so that I make no errors, struggling and seeking the perfect title, Scripture, proper and simple wording (was much less a writer and speaker at that time), I awoke one day with a poetic spirit. Something was telling me to write a poem about His healing power. Thought "Wow, this is interesting, never had this happen before, and I'm in my 40s!" then "Okay Lord, I will do this FOR YOU...for the book."
THE LORD'S POEM
I yielded to this poetic spirit and wrote "The Lord's Poem" (it reads 3 layers deep, can be read 3 ways, and is about healing). In the mail came an invitation to submit a poem for a poetry contest and it could be pub'ished in a hard cover book. "Lord, is this just a coincidence this came in the mail at this time, because I never heard of this poetry invitation business before, You want me to do this? Give out Your poem to a secular book company? Okay, I will, but I will still include it in my book."
NO MENTION OF HIS NAME
When the time came to mail it in to the secular book company, I looked over The Lord's Poem (then called "The Greatest Healer" I think), realized it only said "He", "Him", and "His" in the poem and not "Jesus", "Christ", "Lord", etc. Immediately I said "Oh no! I cannot give this to a secular book company, people will use this poem for their made up gods, what do I do now?!" I refused to change the words to The Poem! It seems as though the Lord heard me and instantly He came through...He instructed me to change the title, to "The Lord's Poem" and gave me a vision The Poem with a sketch of Jesus face with it, leaving no doubt who The Poem is about. I had to have this! Without a doubt! My next thought "Oh no, I can't draw You! Nooo, I can't use someone elses art work either, that would be 'infringement' and 'copyright'...Now what am I going to do?!!!" Over the next few weeks, I kept hearing "With God all things are possible", "Through Christ you can do all things", and it haunted me to the point of saying back "I know, I know, but...!" (kept picturing a huge wad of paper next to my chair as I struggle to draw what I cannot see, "Lord, I have to see You first! I just can't draw You, especially as stunning as I saw in the vision leaving no doubt to the eye that it is You!" The date for getting The Lord's Poem in to the publishers was fast aproaching, and those Scriptures kept coming, louder and more frequent! Until I gave up fighting it. The day finally came when I submitted...
Went to Target, bought the largest box of colored pencils I could find (and a big eraser), came home, set the stack of paper, pencils and eraser on the kitchen table. Sat down, looked at the clock which read 12:05 pm., wondering how long this will take for me to get a halfways decent pic (maybe), and knowing that I "...keep doing things for others and never get anywhere", Joseph says. I said to Jesus "I can't do this!" and in frustration, I said "...YOU DRAW IT! ...after all, it's for You!" < instantly, something like a bolt of lightening, only in the form of air came at me through the center of my kitchen and hit my forehead and shot down into my chest...to the heart, like a strong gush of air precisely penetrating my body. And like the domino effect, my hands shot outward and I shouted "WHAT'S THIS?!" and it kept happening until the third time. I noticed my attitude changed quickly! I then felt like I was extremely focused to detail! (I instantly identified and called the first Spirit, "Precision", and instantaneously, another followed, I felt the Spirit of "Balance", then one more I called the Spirit of "Color"), I knew not any Scripture (yet) that told of this experience, but whatever was happening, IT FELT GOOD! And I couldn't wait to start this drawing! (Wow! Imagine that? From discouraged, frustration and disbelief, to thrilled-filled colorful joy, with the Spirits to accomplish ANYTHING creative...for Him!)
HE DID IT!
I grabbed the first pencil and followed the vision that appeared on the paper before me. As I am enjoying the intense energy, and seeing my whole being was obsorbed and in tune, finding myself beyond convinced and saying "I can do this!" was the greatest feeling anyone (artist or not) can possess to do a GREAT WORK! I noticed a clear and clearer picture was forming, and was convinced that if this keeps up, I will have my pic for "The Lord's Poem". Then, I began to wonder if it was God moving my hand and actually drawing it (as I asked Him to), so I detached myself enough to watch for a few seconds my hand continuing to draw this pic and LOST IT THEN! stopped in shock, took a deep breath, and felt an old wound open, "WHY HASN'T THERE EVER BEEN ANYONE IN MY LIFE, SUPER SPIRITUAL, HOLY AND KNOWING GOD ENOUGH TO PREPARE ME FOR THIS???!!!" I then got back into the experience to see it through. "Through", and relieved, I looked at the clock and it read 3:05" (exactly 3 hours!) Many months later, I found "If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it."Jn 14:14.
FOUND: Years later I happened to be reading The Old Testiment and my eyes landed on Scripture I never read before, about God sending Spirits to Moses to wrought what He wanted done with The Ark of The Covenant, The Mercy Seat, the things of The Temple, etc.
It never crossed my mind, I did not know until our youngest son "Derek", who was about 16 at the time, came up to me out of the blue and said "Mom, you know how the number '3' is always mentioned in the things you experience and tell us? Did you know that the number '3' with God has to do with miracles? We learned that in school." < I was raised in public schools, but had my boys enrolled in Christian schools for as long as we could afford, I even worked there to pay the bill I caused for Joseph (I taught Art, Home Economics; sewing and cooking). But it was paying off! I did not know this "three" message from God, just took note and spoke what was happening to me, to others, but first to Joseph and our boys.
FOUND "HIS FACE"
You've heard of "When thou saidst, Seek ye My face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek."Ps 27:8"? Well, I think I just found "His Face". Been "seeking" all my life and not even realized it. When you "seek His face", you know you are ready for the truth! (on anything). This picture, I noticed, yanks me into prayer the split second my eyes land on it! So many times I passed by this pic and refused to look at it for the soul reason I'd be in instant prayer and lose track of time!
Took the picture to Kinkos Copiers at The University of Toledo and had it photocopied with "The Lord's Poem" and mailed it off. We got a reply back from the secular book publishers and they said it will be published in a hard cover book, and the title will be "An Eternal Flame" < OMG...isn't that awesome? (The catch? They wanted $60.00 from me, for a copy of the book!) Was I dooped, or God's plan? We bought, they sent 2 books (the wrong ones! Said "Throw away or donate to your library. Then sent our 2, with many typos, and omitted the picture, it was a picture-less book).
(See what came next, click on "Picture The Truth" icon, on homepage)
MULTI-MIRACLES in one!
HOW HE DREW ME TO DRAW HIM
"And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men."Mk 1:17
"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me." Jn 12:32
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