Just Jesus

So guys we have a bit to read here in these verses but we can do it!

I’ve been encouraged by all my G12 sisters back home and the various places they can be on the island just making time for that communion with God “Just Jesus”! I’ve also been super proud of my ladies in my life group (for those of you who don’t know what that is it’s like discipleship on a more intimate level dudes with dudes and Girls with girls. Okay now let’s read…

“Throughout our history God has spoken to our ancestors by his prophets in many different ways. The revelation he gave them was only a fragment at a time, building one truth upon another. But to us living in these last days, God now speaks to us openly in the language of a Son, the appointed Heir of everything, for through him God created the panorama of all things and all time. The Son is the dazzling radiance of God’s splendor, the exact expression of God’s true nature—his mirror image! He holds the universe together and expands it by the mighty power of his spoken word. He accomplished for us the complete cleansing of sins, and then took his seat on the highest throne at the right hand of the majestic One. He is infinitely greater than angels, for he inherited a rank and a Name far greater than theirs. For God has never said to any angel what he said to Jesus: “You are my favored Son, today I have fathered you.” And this: “I will be the Father to him, and he will be the Son to me.””

Hebrews 1:1-5 TPT

https://www.bible.com/bible/1849/heb.1.1-5.tpt

SO IM IN LOVE with the Title of this book in the passion translation which is..

Jesus the language of God… hello

That’s basically in the title.. I love the word all that it stands for and this is incredible! Our generation is seeing “Seeing Jesus” in everything they do. Finding the victory in all things even when it doesn’t feel like a win.

Jesus is a person and he wants to know you!

So here we have

‘Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity . Don’t allow self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests. And consider the example that Jesus, the Anointed One, has set before us. Let his mindset become your motivation.’

Philippians 2:3-5

https://my.bible.com/bible/1849/PHP.2.3-5

So who are we looking at again Just Jesus!!!! Woohoo drop all things on the floor and Give him praise cause he’s worthy!!!!

Something to think about:

I was reading my Bible and then going through the devotional we’ve been having every day by different leaders from our church and someone I reflected on was Calvena she’s a leader in our church and she Shared about giving Jesus more than a day more than a Sunday giving her life over to Him. The difference in the worlds opinion of Freedom is self promotion and Jesus wants you all to himself how can we do that when we have other things standing in the way of our own freedom but really this freedom is not free someone else is paying for our choices! So why not say “it is finished” all I want is you Jesus make it “Just Jesus”!!!!

It’s been a while!!!!

Hello 👋 Jurassic world 🌎

So it’s been a while since I’ve blogged and when I say a while it’s been like a month or two!

Whenever I take these necessary breaks with Jesus I come to this new found realization of How much I’m found in Jesus!

So if you’re sitting next to your neighbor tell them hey… “it’s been while!” Maybe your neighbor is looking at you and was like “ummm I just saw you like 20 seconds ago”

And your response:

“Yeah but I’ve missed you and I love you and it’s been 20 seconds too long”

This is the breath that we breath when Jesus is with His favorite person and that person is you! When you’re with him you get marked when you seek him you find Him! It’s all there in the word!

I’ve been heavily meditating on the gospels in the Bible and always have loved the gospels but there was a time when Stephen who in the Bible was the first to die for his faith in Jesus because he spoke about the not containing Jesus in a temple!

Let’s read together:

“However, the Most High does not dwell in sanctuaries made with hands, as the prophet says: Heaven is My throne, and earth My footstool. What sort of house will you build for Me? says the Lord, or what is My resting place?”

‭‭Acts‬ ‭7:48-49‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

When we come to him where do we go?

And all along he’s like (this is Jesus speaking) “I’ve missed you my love”

Yes love ❤️ he calls you love!

So it’s been a while not because you weren’t just not with him or the amount of time you were with him but get this… here it is….

don’t you leave Him 🔥🧩 he’s the missing puzzle piece “it’s been a while” because there should be nothing missing between then and now he’s in it all!

No meanwhile just there present! A place of to meet to have communion with Him is a constant! We are all getting there but it’s the journey and it’s the goal 🥅 of just being with Him!

My dad (Pastor Art Sepulveda) said

“Most people don’t pursue God because the incentive of finding Him isn’t enough”!

We need this time we need this “SEEK”

When everything on the inside isn’t happening we need this more than ever!!!!!

All along he’s saying “it’s been a while”

There is no time or distance so NEVER DISCONNECT!!!!

THE NEW NEW!!!

So lets read together:

Jesus Brings a New Reality

14 The disciples of John the Baptizer approached Jesus with this question: “Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast regularly, but not your disciples?”

15 Jesus replied, “How can the sons of the bridal chamber[i]grieve when the Bridegroom is next to them? But the days of fasting will come when the Bridegroom is taken away from them. 16 And who would mend worn-out clothing with new fabric? When the new cloth shrinks it will rip, making the hole worse than before. 17 And who would pour fresh, new wine into an old wineskin? Eventually the wine will ferment and make the wineskin burst, losing everything—the wine is spilled and the wineskin ruined. Instead, new wine is always poured into a new wineskin so that both are preserved.”[j]

I really Love this subnote:

  1. Matthew 9:15 See Song. 1:4. These sons of the bridal chamber are “Shulamites,” lovers of God.
  2. Matthew 9:17 The teaching of Jesus is the new wine and the new cloth. What Jesus taught cannot patch up the old religious system, nor can it be contained in a wineskin of worn-out traditions. It is new, exhilarating, and powerful. It must be poured into a heart made new. The new and the old are not meant to be together. Jesus makes all things new. He didn’t come to reform Judaism, but to form a twice-born company of people.

 

Man I love this right here where we are seeing the proof in the Love of God he constanly shows us every single Moment in His presence we are Made new. its never the same. Its never been Done before.

So I thought I would ask some young girls

the only way you can be in the NEW is to believe the Gospel.

You Have to feed on thr right stuff, Feed on that Manna, but even More than that.

Todd White said, “God is looking for somebody that would believe the Gospel, Somebody that would believe that the Gospel is true. That Jesus is Enough!!!!!”

NEW NEW is about Sonship! Do you know who your Daddy is?

I want to share a Vlog/ Video I’m singing some worship but also sharing about the New God has me in and he can do the NEW FOR YOU TOO!

 

 

 

It’s a reflection thing!

I want to say to you before you begin to read this—God is three in one for you. Believe that there is absolute healing for you and cleansing for you. Just come and receive. Drink only from what is good and lovely. He will love you from a slave into a daughter. He will love you from a slave to son. He will love you into a child of God and there is so much confidence in God’s Grace. This is the first gift we receive when we come into His Kingdom!
First and foremost we must speak to that Demon in the Mirror. This doesn’t apply only to women, it applies to men too. However sometimes it seems that we as women are the ones who face more insecurity out loud. 
Question: What is the Demon in the Mirror? 
Answer: First off, you are NOT a demon, but many times we can become slaves to ourselves. What does that mean? That we can get caught up in trying to work our way to anything and everything—including God’s Love and His Divine Presence. When it does not work like that at all…It’s by Grace and only Grace that we are in this Kingdom! No work necessary. We need simply to come to this Grace, and do it gracefully. In order to have that full satisfaction in His arms and to speak to ourselves daily “I am beautiful and wonderfully created to work in this Kingdom to be a light to not waste time and to Love everyone. I’m called to be a lover of righteousness and hate what is evil. I will be hope for others. When they see me they see Jesus. WHY?? Because the Demon has left and I see only Jesus in me. 
Recently I travelled to Bogota, Colombia for a Women’s Conference and I saw my Pastor (Pastor Cesar). I love Him so much because of how he loves me right where I’m at even though so many times I feel like he’s reading my mail and my heart through everything. Yes. My Pastor is human. No, he’s not God, but I’ll tell you this— he looks more and more like Jesus every single day. I want to quickly say to you that when you come into this Grace, there is effortless love that carries on. You too will LOOK LIKE Jesus!!
So when I got to this conference, I was watching a video and part of the message was about asking God to reveal to you what He looks like as God Our Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Remember when I said God is three in one for you? THIS is what I mean. The task is to just ask Him and begin to write or type or even draw—whatever your fancy is. You can even sculpt! It’s a specific freedom for your hands to create. So I began to do that and it wasn’t clear to me until I saw my Pastor again. We (me and my Mom) hadn’t seen him for almost the whole conference. We weren’t sure if we were even going to be able to, but my mom was determined to see him. No matter what! We got backstage and by the grace of Jesus, we seriously bumped into Pastor Cesar. I know God was wooing me to see him because I could feel things in me I wasn’t even sure about that HAD TO GO! 
I saw him and without skipping a beat, I began to flood with tears in my eyes just saying …”Thank you, Thank you, I so needed this and I knew it took me coming here and even to the point of seeing you.” 
He began to share with us about spititual warfare and how we never fight in the flesh always in the spirit. Let me say that one more time: 🗣 WE NEVER FIGHT IN THE FLESH, ONLY IN THE SPIRIT! 
He then began to speak into my life saying “Alexis, there is a deep longing for the call in you. You’ve been willing and you desire it. You’ve felt you’ve wasted so much time but you don’t want to do that anymore so youve been praying asking God what next, what next? But there needs to be a cleansing in your soul. Your mind, your will and your emotions…even in the words you speak to yourself.” I was flooded again with tears and knew exactly what he was talking about and things are continuing to reveal themselves even as the days go on. 
Walking into your calling by Grace. Grace means never being ashamed of who you are. You need to look in to that mirror and always see Jesus living in you.
Funny story:
I have a cold sore on my lip right now and then on our way home, my sister braided my hair the way I wanted it. It was super cute: three braids on my whole head.
Anyways I had to go through customs and before that even happened Natty started saying “wow I love those braids you look like a UFC fighter…like you just finished or you’re going to it!”
I was like “ummm no not a fighter sister.” Then she said, “wow I love how this looks!” Well we went through security and this young security guy tells me “hey did you just finish a fight?” I said, “NOPE—I’m not a fighter not that kind omg 🙄” and I literally said “that’s it these braids gotta go.”
My sister said, “no please don’t take it out I’m super proud of these braids and you wanted them!”
Remember this: Grace is never trying to be someone else just because someone has a specific perception of you. People who you don’t know. You don’t have to prove to anyone anything to them. So all of this to say when you look in the mirror you need to tell yourself who you are like I did before. Speak to the demon in the mirror. Speak to your soul. Speak to your mind, will, and emotions.
I want to leave you with this verse to read:
“There has never been a generation that has been given the detailed understanding of this glorious and divine mystery until now. He kept it a secret until this generation. God is revealing it only now to his sacred apostles and prophets by the Holy Spirit. Here’s the secret: The gospel of grace has made you, non-Jewish believers, into coheirs of his promise through your union with him. And you have now become members of his body—one with the Anointed One!”
Ephesians 3:5-6 TPT
You are CHOSEN!! You need to remind yourself to get it together and say “I’m a child of God and I’m a product of grace! So therefore I can walk this out!!!!! Anywhere you go I’ll go!”
Love you!!! 

Come and Walk on Water!

Who says we can’t walk on Water today 2019? 

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I want us to take some time to read a little bit today 

Matthew 14:22-33 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Jesus Walks on Water

22 As soon as the people were fed, Jesus told his disciples to get into their boat and to go to the other side of the lake while he stayed behind to dismiss the people.23 After the crowds dispersed, Jesus went up into the hills to pray. And as night fell he was there praying alone with God.

24 But the disciples, who were now in the middle of the lake, ran into trouble, for their boat was tossed about by the high winds and heavy seas.

25 At about four o’clock in the morning,[a] Jesus came to them, walking on the waves! 26 When the disciples saw him walking on top of the water, they were terrified and screamed, “A ghost!”

27 Then Jesus said, “Be brave and don’t be afraid. I am here!”[b]

28 Peter shouted out, “Lord, if it’s really you, then have me join you on the water!”

29 “Come and join me,”[c]Jesus replied.

So Peter stepped out onto the water and began to walk toward Jesus. 30 But when he realized how high the waves were, he became frightened and started to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he cried out.

31 Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and lifted him up and said, “What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?”

32 And the very moment they both stepped into the boat, the raging wind ceased.33 Then all the disciples crouched down before him and worshiped Jesus.[d] They said in adoration, “You are truly the Son of God!”

Today I was reminded of the story of Peter walking on water. Can you just imagine that?! Do you think Peter was even looking at anything else but Jesus??

The Goal is this verse Matthew 5:8–blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God, but it’s also the journey.

The main point that I believe everyone has been trying to grasp is this–we just NEED JESUS. He’s the one we should be like.  He’s who we need. He MUST become everything in everything. ALL in ALL!

I wrote to one of my young disciples today and I said, “hey today go do a miracle and go walk on water.” Why is that impossible for us to imagine? Because many churches don’t teach a class on it, but all the knowledge you need is in God’s word! I’m not here to speak against classes. On the contrary, I know that they have the ability to equip any follower of Christ! 

So how do the miracles happen? How do we go after those things? Because we want people to simply see Jesus. I heard Michael Kulianos say “Since when is it one or the other.” We should never have to choose between God’s presence and His miracles because they are all one in the same! I myself was a person saying I have to choose, but actually we need all of Jesus. If we get Jesus we get THE MIRACLE!

As I’m just spending time with my momma, I’m so in awe of her willingness to learn and soak everything in. I’m telling you my momma is the bravest ever because she’s the most obedient. She truly walks on water. Not that she hasn’t been fearful here and there, but her best friend is the Holy Spirit and one of the many things she’s taught me is this–you don’t need to help the Holy Spirit!!! He doesn’t need your help or your opinion on anything. Let Him be the leader and let us be great listeners!!!

These are the things that come flowing out when you’re in your Secret Garden. That is the best place to be!!!!

Just sit at Jesus’ feet today. Go ahead and take a hold of Him. Embrace Him in everything you do. My mom said anything you place above Jesus is where you lose it. You can meet a freind in the presence of Jesus, but they are just stewards of the Presence. It’s not the real thing. Come to the Bride Groom because THAT’S real and it’s who Jesus is. When you walk to Him just like the bride when she is looking to her Bride Groom as she walks down the aisle is just like Peter keeping His eyes on Jesus when they were on the water. Even Peter is the Bride Groom!!! 

He knew Jesus was the one who had changed his life forever. We need to stay in His presence constantly and live everyday like we are walking down the aisle with our eyes fixed on HIM!

 

 

The Root Residue

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So the last time we talked about being “Radical” which a lot of people don’t know but the word “Radical” has to do with the Roots of a tree.

SO what I think of when I see that is the
“Roots that he revelas” is the stuff the Holy Spirit is leading you to take out. You see so many times we think God take this from me , but we are the ones who have to do the work to allow him in those places he can’t do it for us. He knows exactly where to gp in your Root System. Trust me He knows. He knows where to go in your whole “Spiritual House” and he knows what to Sweep and what to Mop. You see the stipulation we can have the knowledge of what we think is gonna happen or maybe you know exactly whats gonna happen, but without PERMISSION its NADA!

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So today I wanted to go in and talk about the “Root RESIDUE”. Now this part is the the stuff that remains, you know what lets take a look at the dictionary for this word.

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Residue | ˈrezəˌd(y)o͞o |

noun: a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.

a substance that remains after a process such as combustion or evaporation.

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So there we have it.  SO we already know what Roots are and what it means to be radical so combining the two “ROOT RESIDUE”.

Some of you may know this or not about me, but I’m really facinated by Snakes and reptiles. There is this Reptile Zoo guy I follow on insta His name is Jay Brewer and his @handle is “@jayprehistoricprts”.  Anyways reason I love following Him because he explains these animals in detail.  He also exapins how  you can be safe but also so that you don’t harm them. Now thats enough about that I’m gonna show how it all makes sense in my mind.  I’m gonna bring my mind to you as well so you too can understnad what happening up there haha.

Here we go one of the things that facinated me about Snakes is the Snake Eggs is this…

When you seee the eggs they need to be kept warm and moist and another thing about these eggs is some of them don’t make it all the way through  to life, but because they are being hatched in  a “Reptile House” most of them will make it and they also get  help by Jay who will make a small incision in the egg to help the babies survie, but the rest is up to them!

Cool right? No just me okay stick with me even if you don’t like snakes..

Now I know what you mean what does this have to do with your topic “Root Residue” ? Well it reminded me of thr Holy SPIRIT with us he points to us. He helps us and the  rest is up to us. The “Permission” part is on us. We need to GIVE HIMPERMISSIONTO GO IN THOSE ROOTED PLACES and go back and clean the Residue. 

So these baby snakes have all this goop (the Residue) on them because they were incubating in their eggs and their Mom did her part, but these babies still need to get wiped down once they truly come out. Jay the Snake Reptile Guy wipes that Residue off, becasue there is Residue when you just got either uprooted or when you are first born for cold blooded animals and even for warm blooded animals we need to remove ehe residue.

Lets allow the Holy Spirit to remove the Residue in every situation espeicially the roots he reveals. Lets not get freaked out when

So When the Holy Spirit goes back to remove something its not cause you got issues or anything like tha tbut maybe there is some residue and he wants to remove it all from your life so there is nothing left remainig!

Does this make sense? I hope so. THese are some thing the Lord has been mimistering to my heart about and I pray it helped you all to go deeper and further and not thinking that there is naything wrong with you if something comes up. We as christians don’t need to overcomplicate it. Keep your thoughts pure and focused on Jesus. Go be with Him don’t try to overthink you and Him it takes time away.

So lets look at this verse together:

Philippians 4:8 The Passion Translation (TPT)

So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God,[a] praising him always.

 

HEY EVERYONE YOU SEE THAT UP TOP… if thats not what youve been thinking shake it off and get to thinking those beautiful thoughts he has for you and in that process he’s taking care of that Root Residude. Trust and know thst God only brings peace not anxiousness “BE STILL”. 

Psalm 46:10 The Passion Translation (TPT)

10 Surrender your anxiety![a]
Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God.
I am the God above all the nations,
and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth.

So again as he’s removong the Root Residue its not a bad process its  great one that comes with all the stuff its a beauirful time in Jesus all let Him love you and you love on Him in the same process!!!

#TRUSTthePROCESS 

 

 

 

 

Grace Graceuflly pt2

 

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before you go anywhere I wanted to read this and see that you are that one in the potters hands and as you reamin there as he gracufully forms you, through your example you’re winning the Lost and your heart of compassion will continue to grow in the deepest places!!!!

So i’m talking to every person in this world and you will know who Jesus, but first things first be with Him! One thing I told some on Our churchs praise an worship team was this…

I dont  want the Clay to even dry I want it to remain wet, I dont want to wait until i’m at “BURN OUT”. I like to see what I believe God is speaking to me so I’ll use another example.

The Example that i’m talking about is when a candle is about to go out when its at its last burn it make a big noise and begins to fliker. Most people would just wait for it to burn out and just let it go until its gone. I don’t want that I don’t want the candle i’m given which is sucha  gift to even get so low that I’m close to burn out. OI want to stay LIT! The best place to be is THE PRESENCE OF GOD! Be close to the heart of God with you allowing him to form you there!

its inn the Potters hands where the Clay remains wet so he cans ahpe you. you are pliable for thr Masters use. Whats incredible is you begin to minsiter to Lord when you’re so honest in everything that is happening the good, bad and the ugly.  Because god cares about all of it!

So lets read some of Jeremiah 18 below: 

Jeremiah 18 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Parable of the Potter

18 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down at once to the potter’s house; there I will reveal My words to you.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, working away at the wheel.[a] But the jar that he was making from the clay became flawed in the potter’s hand, so he made it into another jar, as it seemed right for him to do.

The word of the Lord came to me: “House of Israel, can I not treat you as this potter treats his clay?”—this is the Lord’s declaration.

So this was the word God gave me while I was away and than slowly songs began coming to me and I found one that has been ministering to my heart

Reminding me to stay in the Potters hands because many times we remove ourselves from that equation but when we do that we take ourselves out of His will. We think sometimes I’ve been here long enough but I find the best stuff comes out of remaining in the potters hands and knowing we are not our own. When you come to that place of knowing you are not your own that nothing belongs to you than you come to understand he takes it all back right.

This is in the potters hands. We are all flawed but its in the potters hands we give out best even to the Lost who are our Family sometimes and even friends we Love so much like family we can’t give up on them we gotta press all the way for them but its remaining in the Potters hands!!!

So going back to your Radical place with Jesus which is also known as your secret garden or your Field..

Looks like you Marrying the Bridegroom yes not in a weird way for boys and girl Guys and Gals fall in Love with the Bride groom… I just read this verse and I’m flooded in tears…

Hosea 2:14-15 The Message (MSG)

To Start All Over Again

14-15 

“And now, here’s what I’m going to do:

    I’m going to start all over again.

I’m taking her back out into the wilderness

    where we had our first date, and I’ll court her.

I’ll give her bouquets of roses.

    I’ll turn Heartbreak Valley into Acres of Hope.

She’ll respond like she did as a young girl,

    those days when she was fresh out of Egypt

I mean you ask Jesus to speak to you man and there he goes. This is what it is man, that’s the presence its falling in love with the Bridegroom completely in every way!!!!

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