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Prayer for Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

Father God in the Name of Jesus, the One Who Was, Who Is and Who Is To Come, we pray your uncommon protection over Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Father God, I thank You that Your angels heed Your Word as they keep Pastor Youcef in ALL His WAYS! Father, we know that the prayers of the righteous avail much...we are not righteous on our own; BUT because of WHO YOU ARE! Lord Jesus we pray as He is an Ambassador of Truth, that He shall not be touched...for we know the rights of any ambassador...their EVERYTHING is taken care of...if anyone touches an ambassador of this world, it is an international incident Father God, Pastor Youcef is much more than an ambassador of this world, he is an ambassador of Your in this Truth, we thank You Lord that He shall LIVE AND NOT DIE, declaring the Works of You Lord! Father, we thank You that as the eyes of the world watch...may YOU INTERVENE...a thousand may fall at Pastor Youcef's side and ten thousand at his right hand, but it

The One who could have...did not.

TRIUMPHANT VICTORIOUS REMINDERS Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell (A re-post from May 1, 2009) "So when they continued asking him, He lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." ~ John 8:7 ~ This is the scene played out in my mind: The door swings open by FORCE as they are caught in the very act of adultery. She screams in horror as she not only knows her demise of death at this very moment but they are dragging her outside like an animal being led to the slaughter. As she screams she does everything in her power to hide her frail naked body. She kicks and screams, weeping with little dignity she had. As they drag her, she tries to defend herself as the men pull her by the hair, and beat her, cursing her. She experiences one of the lowest blows of disgust upon a human being as she is spit on. I can just hear the 'stone' blood thirsty voices shouting at her, "You no

The morning after...

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit By: Teresa Criswell "To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified." ~ Isaiah 61:3 ~ From yesterday's devotional, I ponder the woman that encountered Jesus as she received her pardon from the sentence of death by stoning. I would like to wonder what became of her? The touch of the gentle, strong hands of The Word made flesh; Jesus Christ. I sit here and wonder, "Was she grateful beyond her wildest imaginations?" I imagine that never before seen love that overwhelmed her as He held her close to his chest.  Gorgeous, attractive love forever changing her destiny. Can you imagine that moment in which Jesus perhaps wiped the dirt from her tear stained cheeks as she uncontrollably wept. Ex
Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell Feedback comment by: Kristen Eggers "In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (atonement) for our sins." ~ I John 4:10 ~ Need to be inspired? Then, you're right where you need to be... You are an inspired thought from God as He placed into this earth to reveal His glorious beauty! Do we need inspiration? Then, we must inspire ourselves to inspire someone else because God first inspired us! Do you need encouragement? Then, we must encourage ourselves to encourage someone else because God first encouraged us! Do we feel the need to be loved and appreciated? Then, we must love and appreciate the gifts within us that are from the Lord so that we can love and appreciate the gifts of God within others because God first loved us! Please go to the following link that inspired me this morning. It is feedback from a very dear sister in

What are we nurturing?

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "The Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have. But what I do have I give you, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk." ~ Acts 3:6 ~ Beginning in verse 1 of Acts 3, the setting brings us to a man who was born lame. He was carried daily to the gate of the temple called, Beautiful. The purpose for his being carried by others to this place was to collect alms from those who entered in. As this man saw Peter and John entering into the temple, he had also asked them for alms. Peter then said, "Look at us." As the man turned to face them, he expected alms when Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have. But what I do have I give you, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk." This story leads me to what the words I awoke to this morning, "Nurture only warts the problem..." I was stunned and quite frankly upset. I thought, &

We are His!

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell Micah 6:8 This morning, I have been reminded of the call within each of our destiny's. My destiny must be assisted by The Holy Spirit and what is recorded in Micah 6:8, "What is it the Lord requires of us? To do what is right (no matter the wrong that has been done to us), to love mercy (as though it were the air we breathe), and to walk humbly before our God (the Awesome Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End. As I am reminded of Who He is, there's no room for pride or haughtiness. The reason is because of His glorious Majesty puts me in my place of my nothingness without Him! We are His beautiful daughters. The King's daughters. What a powerful knowing...WE ARE HIS. HIS DAUGHTERS! As His daughters we must reveal the King! Not the peasantry life we were rescued from. Let us allow this reminder to lead us in doing what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly before our God;

He used a necklace to share His great love?

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written By: Teresa Criswell Romans 8:38-39 Ann had a great thought, "Go into the store and you will find some great deals." She warred with her thoughts, thinking, "Yeah right", yet walked in anyway...and as though she had a shopping epiphony...there they were...confirmed deals galore! She found three beautiful necklaces; $1 each...yes...$1 each! The price and the necklace were a beautiful contradiction, to say the least. Ann thought, "Wow! I know if I received these necklaces as a gift, I would really like them. These will make great gifts!" After making her gorgeous, yet, more than affordable purchase, she walked out of the store, and began to crave an ice cold frappucino, filled with java chips and a pump of rasberry topped with whip cream and chocolate syrup. The very moment she craved it, she knew it was meant to be...LOL! Right there before her, stood none other guessed it...a Sta


Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on You! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock." ~ Isaiah 26:3 & 4 ~ I believe this scripture as recorded in Isaiah says it all. Verses 3 & 4 are part of a song of praise unto the Lord that was prophesied would be sung by everyone in the land of Judah. Our God is so Awesome! We are surrounded by the walls of God's salvation as stated in verse 1. I do not have words to articulate such power as I am humbly awed by God's glorious, incredible presence. The only words that come forth, are words that form sentences of powerful questions. Do I truly know Who I am allowed to worship? Am I enamored by the One who bids me to come into His glorious embrace? Does this knowing move me to a place of humbleness? Does that place of humbleness move me to reach out to othe