Greetings to everyone back home at Harvest of Faith!

I have high hopes that this letter finds you all doing well. The sun is just dropping like a ball of orange fire into the Pacific as I write this.I know you all will laugh at this , but it has been so hot here today! Okay, I am spoiled , it is in the high 80’s and to us that is rough. I know you are enduring worse… guess it is all just relative. Anyway, the heat here has everyone using more water and it seems almost a full time job today just dispensing it and attending to the many children and mamas who bring their empty jugs up the hill to the mission home. It has become such a blessing though to see how they are also getting some revelation of giving as well- my kitchen counter is stacked with lovely purple, green, red and yellow bell peppers, pearl onions, lemons and chile gueritos right now as almost everyone who comes for water brings an gift of the current harvest. That is very exciting and just really means a lot to me. It feels good when people express their appreciation AND I always need the vegetables. Oh and I forgot enough broccoli for a meal on Monday.
The fertile farmland here with its bountiful harvest is drawing more people in as well- today , here at the house I have met representatives of 4 new families. Hopefull they will come to church tomorrow, iF they are not working. We are considering changing Sunday Service to an evening service as so many are working 7 days a week right now.
Francisco continued to work on the classroom at the elementary school today, he is anxious to finish it for them. It is all formed up and ready for the cement truck to come in to pour the foundation and floor in one fell swoop on Monday. This is first, having a cement truck come in instead of mixing it all by hand, but now it has become economical enough to be practical for us to do. I was happy to see the letter from the principal posted on the blog today. Yesterday as I hunted down a classroom key so we could turn on the water pump at the school I ran into two teachers who re really really SO grateful for this project and so happy not to have to teach two classes in one small room next year. They say that makes it very difficult for everyone involved and makes learning slower. They just could not stop saying thank you. With the finances that you all provide us with so faithfully we have been able to really make an impact on the school this past year.
In January, Francisco made a pledge to purchase the drinking water and the utility water that comes by truck each month which is something that no one was doing. The bathrooms, with no water were just shameful, you can imagine I am sure and very unsanitary. We just thought that that was sending a message of unworthiness to each child and did not think that we could allow that to continue. Francisco and his group of three younger guys who are in an unofficial discipleship program with him have done tons of work around the school, painting, installing windows and ceiling fans, building their trash incinerator and developing the soccer filed. Finally, last week we hired a backhoe to come in a level the field as they just could not get it done by hand. The school come a LONG way from one room in a tent 6 years ago and all of you who support us financially have a huge part in that so THANK YOU very very much. I pray that we will see the fruit of this labor when we see these children staying in school but also the fruit is in the community seeing the CHURCH as an entity which demonstrates the love and faith that it preaches with real acts that impact them on a daily basis! This the Kingdom ya’ll!
The feeding program continues to bring only glory to the Lord’s name as well. We are still feeding an average of 52 poeple a free nutritious meal EVERY DAY! I am still cooking and Bro. Marcial is still washing dishes as he heads into his 8th year free from addiction to heroin- praise the Lord. Some of you may recall that this is a man who battled the demon of addiction from age 18, saw it destroy two marriages, wound up doing several stints in prison due to it, who went through 9 rehabiltation centers and who finally on eday wound up on our doorstep about 8 years ago. It so happened that a day after his arrival and deep in withdrawals as satan tried to convince him to give up and return to the streets- Pastor Richard flew into town for a scheduled visit to the new mission. Thankfully, Marcial was able to submit to and recieve ministry from Pastor Richard and the Church. Pastor has relayed the story that at the time he prayed for Marcial he actually had a vision of hundreds of cockroach-like demons scurrying from his body. and Marcial bears witness. Praise Jesus, from that point forward he was totally healed of the addiction that had plagued his life and has NEVER had a desire to use heroin again.
By the way, on a trip into the town to buy groceries last week, we found ourselves being funneld through a military roadblock to check for drugs and weapons. Although they still make me somewhat nervous I am getting pretty blase about them and this time I just kept on reading my book as they poked and prodded the bags in the back of the car in search of contraband. Suddenly , I noticed Francisco’s voice go up an octave and snapped to attention to find a handsome soldier sort of rushing toward my open door…….”Sister!” Don’t you remember me? From the prison, then youyr house!” This stout young man had come to recieve the Lord some 8 or 9 years ago in the prison ministry and when released had come to live with us for over a year. He is now a sergeant in the army. It wa s a very very sweet surprise and a gift from the Lord to encourage us, I think.
Next Friday is our monthly medical clinic. It will be the fourth time we have done this. Each time we see at least 30 ptients and they are provided with necessary medications and all recieve vitamins. This has become an awesome blessing to the community and it is an answer to many years of prayer on my part. I am very excited to hear the heartbeats of the babies of the newly pregnant women as the Clinic now owns a Doppler for that very purpose. It was purchased by two couples in Nampa Idaho who have been divinely appointed to us by the Lord. They have formed a group called Eagles Wings and are funding this clinic. They had applied for grants to do so last year but none came through so they decided to step out in faith and I tell you, the Lord is really honoring that faith. At this early stage we have a really well stocked little medical clinic and dispensary, praise God.
Most importantly, the Church is remaining very stable and we are seeing new faces every weekend. We have a good group of people who come faithfully every Sunday and they are all indians hailing from three different tribes. I ask that you all really pray for the Church and for their understanding to be opened constantly and especially for them to be able to overcome the division between people groups( or tribes) as this is something that we struggle with somewhat. It is so wonderful to be able build buildings , to provide water and medicine and to feed the hungry, but it is only the Gospel that will save people and change their lives and we must never ever forget that!
Well, the sun is gone now and my stomach is growling so I will sign off for now.
Thank you so much for your generous giving. Make no mistake , none of this could take place without your gifts and that I hold constantly before me.
May the Lord bless you abundantly and keep you in the fold of His Mighty Wing, Sis. Detra and Pastor Francisco arriaga Avila Baja California Norte, Mexico

Pastor Francisco Arriaga Avila
Harvest of Faith Mission
Pastor Richard Chambliss
Harvest of Faith Ministries;

I direct this letter to thank you for your interest in constructing a class room for the Luis Mercado Solis Elementary School, clave 02EPR0471K in zone 039 located in Las Brechas del Mirador, Maneadero Baja California Norte, Mexico.

As of the writing of this letter our school does not have a class room for the first grade for the coming school year, 2009/10 which starts on August 24.

Fortunately, as promoters of change in this Colonia where the school is located we are seeing more and more children enrolled in school each year although there still exist many parents who do NOT send their children to school at all. So day in and day out , we battle to see that things change and that no child is left without an elementary education at least. Our dream is that every child receive that elemenatry education which consists of garde 1 through grade 6.

One of our biggest challenges is that we are not considered by our government to be a “complete” school until we have six class rooms, a school library and an address. Until we have those things we do not qualify for the government support which would give us the services of a physical education teacher, a psychologist,social workers, vocational programs and assessment, among many many other benifits for these students who make up some of the most economically marginized in our area. Being counted as a “complete school”, approved for the appropriate government support provided by the Secretary of education of Mexico, would give these children a much different future allowing them to stand on at least the equivelent educational ground as every other student in this state, regardless of their economic status.

I believe that education can only enrich these children’s futures. I thank you on behalf of the children, their parents and the teachers who all possess the conviction that these children can grow up to be citizens with great abilities, knowledge,values and principles capable of contributing with excellence to a society which is constantly changiing.

I also felt it was important in writing this letter to express my gratitude to you and your congregation for your commitment to service to this community and all of the work that you and all involved in your church have done thus far to further these children’s education and for the betterment of this community. I want to say thank you on behalf of all involved for fulfilling every promise you have made to us with never expecting anything in return. Thank you for providing the drinking water and the utility water for this school in a timely manner every month and thank you for cleaning up the schoolyard, for painting, for building us an incinerator for trash, for installing fans in the classrooms and for our windows as well.

Since their are no recreational facilities in this growing community, which means that the children have little to do physically, we especially thank you for cleaning and clearing the futbol(soccer) field and for the manufacture and installation of the futbol goals. This will help these children in so very many ways,

Many groups and people have expressed a desire to help us with the continuing developement of this new school but only you have caused your words and promises to be come a reality, again thank you.

Sincerely,

Jesus Yesenia Heredia Armenta
School Principal
Luis Mercado Solis Elementary School
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meseaI just celebrated my 57th birthday. I have been thinking on the connotations of the number. I have realized 50 is the number of jubilee or liberty and freedom. Seven the number of completion. I felt I heard the Lord say to me this 57th year will be a year of the completion of my liberty . He spoke to me at the first of the year that this would be the year of discovering true identity . If the people of this planet need anything we need to find our true identity. We need some reality in our lives. The church seems to have only added to our confusion. Telling us that we are our doings instead of our beings.
I feel a call to speak present day reality to people. I hear a lot of people speaking what is going to happen but I know what has happened and is will affect our future more than guessing about what is to come. I know that if I walk in the light of His reality now, the future is a guaranteed secure place for me.
I don’t know about you. I can teach you, encourage you to believe but I can’t guarantee your security. Not a very good advertisement in this day of guarantees of total success. All I can do as a teacher and a spiritual navigator is point the way and give reality based instruction. You must take the knowledge of the truth (reality) and walk in it. The Lord showed me that our greatest threat in these days is not global warming, terrorism global unrest, war, famine ad nauseam. Our biggest threat is the onslaught of false reality bombarding our senses which in turn is creating fear in our hearts. Paul said we walk by faith and not by sight. The opposite of faith is not fear but walking by sight or conducting our lives limited only to knowledge gathered from the world by our senses. Experiences build an ego or carnal mind that is at enmity with God’s Reality. The ego is limited to only what it knows from experience. This is not necessarily reality. We cannot limit ourselves to this ignoring what Jesus came to give us. The Promise of the restoration of of the Presence of God’s Own Holy Spirit in us . It is Christ in you that is your hope of Glory, I heard a prophet describe Glory as a higher existence. Because Christ is in me I have a hope or confident expectation of a higher existence the one I am currently in.  I am not talking about going to heaven when I pass from this earth but experiencing the higher existence of fellowship with my Creator and Sustainer. This is a present day reality. The people of the earth need to know that this is real now. Knowing this will change their earth. I hear a lot about shaking. I would like to shake them and say wake up to what is real now. Awake to your righteousness and quit missing it.
We are not in the end of time or the end of the world. Jesus completed the work for us to have glory. We are living in the times of completion not the destruction of the earth. World without end Amen.

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Hope this finds you all continuing to give thanks for the many many blessings that our Lord Jesus purchased for us …
It is very cool here today and I am anxious to get wrapped up in a blanket and start on a new book as part of getting recharged for the new week to come but wanted to share this with you right away.
The Lord is moving in a mighty way, in many mighty ways really. You can feel it in the air and it is exciting. Wish you were here with us to experience all of what is happening in Mexico.
This morning , after worship and as Pastor Frank was starting to teach, Hermana Felipa arrived in the sanctuary, you might remember her from the videos in particular one where she recieved a winter coat…she ‘ s the one who dreamed of her conversion BEFORE she was converted, eliminating the need for translation to her obscure mother tongue. Anyway, she came in late and walked up the middle aisle and placed a grocery bag at my feet. I did not open it until after service . Inside the bag were a couple of dozen tomatoes , a Coca Cola and two bottled orange juices.  This was our sister’s offering and it truly touched our hearts.  You see, Felipa, although in her mid 70’s has been working extra hard of late, harvesting tomatoes and tying back the vines. They say it is THE HARDEST of all filed work around these parts and she has been having to work even on Sundays the last 2 weeks. She works from about 4am when she walks about a mile to meet the company transport ( a big flatbed where about 70 workers ride standing up pressed like cattle for another 45 minutes.) She will board the same truck home at around 5pm. Then she’ll trek that mile in the dark and have to get a fire going to heat up some beans and possibly tortillas. She shares one cold 10 by 8ft cinderblock room with her daughters and their husbands and their many children. The room has no electricity, plumbing or running water. They sleep on the concrete floor side by side upon blankets to make it softer. Her work days are from 12 to 14 hours long and for that time she will be paid $50.00 pesos or about $4.60 US. This morning she walked over a mile in the cold air to get to service with her granbaby strapped upon her back carrying her offering. The soda and juices cost about a dollar and eighty cents………… Almost half of what she earns in a days hard work. I was so taken aback by the generous offering, from a woman just converted a couple of months ago. Immediately the account of the widow’s mite was borne in my heart. She hasn’t heard much teaching on giving from us thus far, but in her heart she KNOWS, in her heart she is GRATEFUL and that gratitude overflows in her. Oh, and she’s a widow. I believe I got a firsthand eye witness version of the Gospel in motion today and we fervently pray the Lord’s immense blessings upon such a faithful woman that He will give her the strength of an eagle and make her aftrenoon restful and rejuvenating! And for those of us who are struggling today, with whatever might be the problem, Felipa should be our example and our standard. If she can do it we certainly can in CHRIST. I for one, will drink my Coke very slowly today appreciating it to the very last drop.
PF says he loves you BURD and that he misses you as well………
yours……

Today was Opening Day at the new Clinic in our building. I told you that the couple in Idaho had retained a Doctor and a nurse for this 1 day a month to start out.
Everything went absolutely perfectly without a flaw!
Amazing for a first day experience, absolutely amazing. And my helper did not show up! At first I thought , “Oh, dear, it will be a mess,” but with Nurse Ernestina doing intake, Dra Jeanette doctoring, me as pharmacist and Frank as everything else , it went unbelievably smooth.

36 patients in total were attended to. Basically run of the mill maladies, sore throats , flu, ear infections etc with the exception of two little girls who REALLY REALLY needed to be seen and treated.
One had a basic knee scrape that was SO infected that it was actually gangrenous.(gag) Very very crucial that she was tended to. Dra. debraded and cleansed the area and rx’d antibiotics. I gave her her first dose and Dra asked me to continue with debrasion and cleansing for 3 more days. The child is about 5 and is basically left in the care of an Aunt who does not seem to care much for her. Her parents are working the fields in Fresno California. Bless her heart. Her name is Vikki, please keep her in prayer. Dra. Said that if not taken care of she could lose her leg and all could have been prevented by simple hygiene. I will keep up with her as she lives just down the road.(Lord help me as it is really gross) Praise the Lord we had the meds to give her and a DR to see her!
Then there is little Marcela, whose chicken pox have become TERRIBLY infected (again hygiene is lacking). I am sending photos of her. Will keep up with her as well.
Francisco is out delivering the few meds that we needed to purchase, stuff not in our dispensary-only a few things so we were prepared in an excellent manner!!
I am WORN out, being a pharmacxist is pretty darn tough and I will never ever again complain when I have to wait for a script to be filled. I repent of that as I kept many people waiting today. I think we are all pretty tired as we worked straight thru.
Explaining the meds kept me totally occupied 100% of the time. Thank God I cooked yesterday for today’s meal or no one would have eaten. We served 68 for lunch as well, again praise Jesus!

But all in all, for the first time we were really well prepared and well organized,so hallelujah! All of the prayers helped a lot. I can’t get over it because I do not think I have ever seen anything start off so well…..I mean we are two basically simple people, not real highly educated or refined and we were able to stock and open a HOSPITAL. That is basically what it is and it just shows that Yahweh can do whatever He wants with a heart that is willing. He still uses the foolish things(us) to confound the wise!

There was a general feeling of peace throughout and we were able to pray over several patients, the community seemed very LOVED and appreciative. It is hard to explain but it was almost like they could not get over that someone would do all of this, start a health clinic just for them. It is an awesome expression of Yahweh’s love for us all. That for these few people He made it possible for people from all over the USA to come together and combine finances and resources and time and bless THEM. I heard people saying “Gracias A Dios” who never say that…………and that says a lot to me.

I am amazed that after so many years of praying for this , the dream is now a reality. God is Good and He is FAITHFUL to bring His Word to pass, over and over and over again. I stand in awe this night. Again.

I also want to thank you BURD, AP, the Family and Harvest of Faith for your constant support.

As I watched children with empty milk jugs and bleach bottles straggle up the hill this evening coming to get water I realized how blessed we are to be able to bless these people with what we have. The water has become so important! Right now we are supplying about 15 families with their only source of clean drinking water. If we do not have water they must drink the dirty, even black water which is often contaminated with feces. Clean water is just a luxury they cannot afford. Obviously that leads to disease, malady and constant pain in one way or another for them. When we arrived in Mexico the Lord told us we would be His “water carriers.”
We did not really understand then, some 11 years ago. Then in Cantu we were given the drinking water dispensary to operate for a year, so the whole town’s water passed thru our hands. But now we are able to give freely this water and we never intended to, it just happened that one person came then another and now they come from all around. And when we GIVE it to them they can’t get over the fact that it is a gift. Praise God. Plus the symbolism of the “water” is not lost on me! So anyway, thank you all for that. We couldn’t do any of this, nothing really, without you who care for us and express your love with the utmost offering, the rarest offering, which in this time is money. I mean many will donate someTHING , many will offer to pray, but FEW will actually give money and everyone KNOWS that we have to have it to survive. Again, many, many thanks for your gifts and sacrifices.

Hope yu had a restful SUNDAY, as much as possible that is. We have been working with the docs from Idaho for the last few days and I am very very worn out but also pleased with the progress of this visit.
This is the first time I have ever really had any first hand contact with them , usually I just email them and I had only met them once several years ago. I am pleasantly surprised that they are really very sweet people. Especially Doc Olson. I think you would get on well with him. A very intelligent yet really humble fellow with a sweet spirit, certainly unlike any dr. I’ve ever known.
I think you will be happy to hear that the Clinic, to be run ut of our building is now operational! I had no idea they would acrtually get it going at this date. We open on April 17 and will be having a doctor in for one 8 hr day every month at first. They have already hired the doctor here, she is a believer who says she was praying for an opportunity to use her skills to help the poor. They also hired a nurse to work with her. They flew in on private planes and brought with them exam tables, lights, meds, surgical and emergency supplies, all kinds of stuff to stock the clinic. Yesterday Frank and one of the other docs, Ted built a portable exam room while I went with the others to town and they purchased enough medications to stock our new clinic dispensary. I will need to get them inventoried and stored this week………….
Yesterday, they saw two patients and word of the clinic is out already bringing a stream of folks to set appointments for that first day.
The Lord is moving mightily upon the hearts of the people. Church was FULL again today. Today, though the Presence was very strong and the people literally danced with us in the aisles in worship, it was a rare occasion! Most importantly though, the altar area was fllooded with people for prayer! I would guess about 35 came forward for ministry! They are beginning to try the Lord in a good way, We prayed for healings, salvation and I even had Words of prophecy for them today and they did recieve, praise Jesus.Frank was quite broken in the presence of his maintained healing and his words were very much annointed. He was saying things that he doesn’t know and i was flored as I KNEW it was Yahweh flowing directly thru him, he preached this very evangelistic Resurrection Life message straight from the throne and I was blown away. It was almost weird.
I had a Word for yu this morning, got it at about 8:30 my time, to late to call you, but the Lord said for your to search back to prophecies almost forgotton almost given up on and to prepare to recieve that which you thought wuld never come. I am about to pour out a blessing that has become a memory for you JUST BECAUSE I SAID I WOULD AND MY WORD IT IS TRUE> AND BECAUSE THIS IS A TIME OF HARVEST OF SEEDS THOUGHT DEAD TO SHOW MY RESURRECTIN GLORY , BUT MOST OF ALL BECAUSE I LOVE YOU SO SAYS THE LORD.
I am real tired so I’ll go.
Much Love and abundant blessings–

The Lord spoke to me about the three Bes of living in His Blessing.

First of all Be forgiven.
I have come to understand being forgiven is no an event but a lifelong privilege. We learn to live in the state of being forgiven. The Lord told me that He had forgiven me for my past present and future mistakes. I was to live in continual forgiveness. This is part of Eternal life. Confession of sin is for our benefit to facilitate cleansing from iniquity or the propensity towards a particular sin. In this we grow. But even in this we are forgiven. Our sin consciousness alienates us in our minds from Him . He is not alienated from us.
• 2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.16 ¶ Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
• Romans 517 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.1 ¶ What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.7 For he who has died has been freed from sin.
• Ephesians 4:18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;
• Colossians 1:21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
• Hebrew 1015 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,”17 then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
• Hebrews 9:14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Be Reconciled

In searching for the definition for reconciliation the aspect that spoke to me the clearest is that reconciliation is the restoration of a friendship that was broken. It means to become friendly once more. Jesus defined friendship as this John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. In living in reconciliation we live in a friendly relationship with God through Christ. The Father is friendly towards us. This also means all His creation is friendly towards us. Part of the curse upon Adam was that He would toil with the ground and it would withhold its goodness from Him . Jesus reversed the curse. The earth is now friendly towards the sons of God.
• Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
• James 2:23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.
• 2 Corithians 5: 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
• 17 ¶ Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field.19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.”
• Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
• Genesis 1:11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so.
• Genesis 1:20 ¶ Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.”
• Genesis 1:24 ¶ Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.
• Genesis 9:7 And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth And multiply in it.”
• John 15:15 “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

Be Redeemed

Now that we have forgiveness we are friendly with God we can experience Redemption. Redemption is the possessing of something that was lost or sold. It implies you once owned it lost or pawned it and now regain it. All that we lost in Adam is now regained in Christ. If you look at god’s original intention for His man you will see what we have regained. We have regained His blessing His approval and His favor.
The curse is reversed. What came in the fall of man at His declaration of independence or great mistake was poverty sickness and spiritual death. Adams conscience of His sin alienated Him from the life of His Creator and from His true identity as a son of God made in His likeness and image . He lost His awareness of His dominion and authority over creation. I don’t believe in evolution if anything the reverse is true The Devil made a monkey out of a man and started a downward evolution that could only be reversed in Christ. It is not more education that changes man it is a revolutionary overthrow of His mind and a spiritual rebirth connecting us with our true creator .
• Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
• 1 Peter 1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
• Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
• Romans 3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
• Romans 8:23 Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
• 1 Corinthians 1:30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God––and righteousness and sanctification and redemption––
• Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
• Ephesians 1:14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
• Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
• Colossians 1:14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
• Hebrews 9:12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
• Hebrews 9:15 ¶ And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.