God Empowered Moments – GEM’s

Welcome to G E M’s – God Empowered Moments.

We all have them.

At times we are vividly aware of our GEM’s  as they occur and other GEM’s become more vivid upon reflection of the event.

How many times have you been Empowered by God to Overcome in a trial or situation?

Faith Testimony has been my assignment from God to share my own testimony and to encourage others through His Word – Prayer, Intercession and Encouragement.  As Faith Testimony has grown God has brought faith filled writing partners on board to share and encourage others.

We are embarking on a new adventure. Sharing the GEM’s of our faith filled Overcoming Ones. Those who have been through challenges in life and overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony.

The Lord has revealed to me in vivid clarity His Power to overcome by the Blood of the Lamb Jesus. He has vividly shown me how we can walk through the door of the shared testimony of God’s goodness.  His Power is released when we testify of His Goodness toward us with others. God will do for others as He has done for you and it is our full intention to give Him all of the Praise, Honor and Glory for all of the Good things that He has done in our lives. We truly have Overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and it is our prayer that you Overcome too.

Our Testimony of Jesus Christ is the Spirit of Prophecy and we must share so that others can be made whole (Shalom), The blind will see, the lame will walk, the lepers cured, the deaf hear, the dead raised and the good news preached to the poor.

Matthew 11:5 (VOICE)Tell him you have seen the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers cured, the deaf hear, the dead raised, and the good news preached to the poor.

Isaiah 35:4-5 (NASB)Say to those with anxious heart,“Take courage, fear not.Behold, your God will come with vengeance;The recompense of God will come,But He will save you.”Then the eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.

The Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy.

Revelation 12:11 (NASB)11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even [a]when faced with death.

Revelation 19:10 (NASB) 10 Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he *said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

We look forward to sharing our G E M’s with each of you and we pray that you will walk through the Door of our Testimony of Jesus Christ the Spirit of Prophecy and be Empowered to walk in Faith and Victory.

This page is dedicated to Jesus Christ Our LORD. If you would like to share your G E M’s with others please submit them for review to pray4all@triad.rr.com.

We will review and send appropriate permission to publish on the web documents to you.

Blessings and Shalom to each of you who have been encouraged by our G E M’s. We Love the LORD with all of our hearts and look forward to hearing how He has Empowered you to Overcome. We know that the Testimony of Jesus Christ is the Spirit of Prophecy and we are Door Openers. We hope that you have walked through the Door (Jesus) and Overcome whatever trial you are walking through. Remember He Won the ultimate Victory already – all you have to do is walk in it.

Love Beyond Measure.

From all of us to all of you.

John 10:9-11 (NASB) I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and [a]have it abundantly. 11 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

Psalm 25:10 (NASB)10 All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.

1 Kings 2:3 (NASB) Keep the charge of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to what is written in the Law of Moses, that you may succeed in all that you do and wherever you turn,

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 15, 2017

“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”’ Numbers 6:24-26 (NKJV)

Have you ever felt your face light up when you come face to face with someone you love? What blessing and joy to to be loved like that. And, how awesome to know that when God sees us His face lights up, too! These verses were God’s instructions to Aaron, the first high priest, and his sons to pray over the people with the promise that He would then bless them (vs 27). As believers, we are a royal priesthood (1Peter2:9) and we too can pray these words over our homes and loved ones. Our loving God longs to bless us with grace and His protection. His also lifts us up in His unmerited favor and He gives us peace. No matter what the future holds or what difficulties we may face tomorrow, fix your eyes on the Lord, knowing that you light up His face and He desires to extend blessings, grace, favor and peace upon you today.

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 8, 2017

But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 9:24 (NKJV)

Have you launched into another new year seriously determined to accomplish some resolutions with the hope of patting yourself on the back at the end of this year? We often begin a new year evaluating our disappointments in ourselves; of weight gained or unfulfilled expectations of the previous year. With good intentions we try setting new resolutions with goals to do better, to be better and to feel better about ourselves and our accomplishments in the days ahead. This scriptures proposes a better option to focus our energy and efforts on the things that glorify God more than what might bring glory or praise to ourselves. By increasing our understanding and knowledge of God, His Word and His ways we can hope to personally experience His lovingkindness, justice and goodness and then to also extend it to those in the world around us. What a joyous anticipation to know the blessing of God’s delight in the pursuit of knowing and experiencing Him more in this next year!

 

By JoBeth Kested

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Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 1, 2017

Even when you are old, I (God) will be the same. Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you. I made you and will take care of you. I will carry you and save you. Isaiah 46:4 (NCV)

As we face a new year and things unknown, do you ever have fear and worry about what the future may hold? The older we get the easier it is to focus on the uncertainties and possibilities for unexpected difficulties and disasters that may come. What encouraging promises from The Lord in this scripture. God declares two times that He will take care of us; that He will even carry us and be there to save us! Whatever we may face through changing circumstances, financial limitations, deteriorating health or the fear of old age, our Father God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow caring for us always. As surely as He gave us life, He is more than able to provide, carry and save us no matter what we may face in the future ahead. We can confidently place all our cares and all our hopes in our God. Thank You, Lord!

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the Week of December 25, 2016

“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:1-2 (NASB)

Have you ever been on a scavenger hunt where you had to look for clues that help you seek and find a treasure? In this part of the Christmas story we are reminded of the wise men who came looking for a newborn King of the Jews, the promised Messiah, because they were following a star seen in the heavens. They first looked for Him in a palace, but he wasn’t there. When they followed the light of a star in the heavens they found the baby Jesus in a manger. They bowed down in worship and gave valuable treasures of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Maybe some of us are looking for life, hope, peace, love or faith in all the wrong places? This Christmas season, may we each follow the light of God’s glory and find a new or a fresh reality of Jesus our Savior, Emmanuel – God with us. Let us join with the angels who sang, “Glory to God in the highest”! Wise men still seek Him.

 

By JoBeth Kested

Stained-Glass Angels by Beth Auman

This is a season of Celebration. Celebration of Life, Light and Love. Celebrating Jesus because

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His [a]only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 NASB

When the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary – Light came into this world. Light that had not been on this earth in such a way since the moment of Creation. The earth changed at the moment of the conception of Jesus.

So many of us Celebrate in unique ways. This year though, our family really Celebrated Christmas in a Big way. Perhaps to those looking in, it may seem as if we have truly lost our minds, but the truth is so much better.

If you know me at all, you know that I am a Minister of Prophetic Prayer and Intercession. I pray through those assignments that the Lord gives to me. I hold this Ministry before the Lord and give Him all the Glory, Praise, and Honor.

As I have prayed this season my heart has been rejoicing in a new way because someone that we Love and cherish is with Him now.  My Prayer Chair sits facing our family Christmas Tree in the living room. This tree is filled with stained glass angels made by our Papa Bill.  While praying one day my heart was quickened with the question – what is Papa seeing right now and how would it impact our lives if he could come and tell each one of his experience. My gaze fell on the light shining through one of the stained-glass angels on our tree.

I knew that if he could meet with each one of us that he would tell us that nothing was more important than going into all the world and telling every creature that Jesus Christ is Lord (Mark 16:15).  He would tell each of us that the only reason that he is partaking of God’s glory and eternal life is because he himself had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord. He would stress to us that this is the only way to eternal life with God, there is no other. John 14:6 (NASB) Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

He would tell us to yield to Jesus and allow His Light to shine through each of us, just as the lights on our tree shine through each beautiful, priceless little stained glass angel. Matthew 5:16 (NASB) 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

I know that Papa Bill loved working with stained glass because it captures heavens light in such a glorious way and gives us a glimpse of heaven.  He loved Christmas more than anyone because he so loves Jesus. Every piece of stained glass that he made for us is a little glimpse of heaven for us to pass down from generation to generation, so that each family member will receive Jesus Christ as Lord.

Papa Bill and I worked on many stained-glass projects together and I loved the creativity that God gave to him. I appreciated his gift more than words could ever express. Just before he went home to be with Jesus, he kept telling me that our project was not yet complete, he even apologized that he had not finished. I hugged him and told him that it was just fine. The last time that I hugged him, he looked into my eyes and told me that he had finished the project and that there were materials left over. I knew then that his life project was complete and soon he went on to his eternal life with Jesus.

Today, if he could sit down with each of us and tell us what he is seeing right now, I’m sure that there are no words in our human vocabulary to express God’s amazing glory.  I know in my heart that his view is so bright and filled with love, peace, and joy. I’m sure that he would tell us to shine the light of Jesus Christ brightly before our fellowman so that they can see Jesus through us.

He gave everyone that he knew a stained-glass angel and those little angels are such a part of his legacy to his sharing the Light of Jesus. We will all remember him and praise God for his life. We will all rejoice as we hang our little stained glass angels on our Christmas trees. May we remember every time that we think of our precious Papa Bill, his amazing God given craftsmanship and how he touched the lives of so many as he shared the light of Jesus within him through stained glass.

Celebrate Christmas this year in a big way and let your light shine before men every single day.

May the light of Jesus Christ be bright in your heart so that everyone who meets you steps closer to Jesus and His Eternal Life.

Love Beyond Measure.

Beth Auman

 

In Loving memory of Papa Bill Rich

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This entry was posted on December 23, 2016, in Beth Auman.

Arise Shine by Beth Auman

A Glorified Zion

60 “Arise, shine; for your light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
“For behold, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness the peoples;
But the Lord will rise upon you
And His glory will appear upon you.
“Nations will come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.

“Lift up your eyes round about and see;
They all gather together, they come to you.
Your sons will come from afar, And your daughters will be [a]carried in the arms.
“Then you will see and be radiant,
And your heart will [b]thrill and rejoice;
Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, The wealth of the nations will come to you.   Isaiah 60:1-5 (NASB)

Are you excited yet? I sure am – The Word of God is truly all that we need. Wow! What a Word from the Lord and His Word is our Word in due season every single day.

The instruction here is to Arise and Shine, stand up – lift your hands up, yield and say Yes, LORD. So I encourage you today to Arise and Shine because The Lord Jesus Christ has risen on you.

Oh Lord our hearts cry out for Your Glory to rise upon us and we will Arise and Shine as Your Glory rises upon us. There is so much darkness around us Lord – But we stand in faith and trust Your Word that Your Glory will Arise upon us and that “Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. Our eyes are lifted up and we are watching – we are Your sons and daughters.  We proclaim that we are becoming One New Man Lord according to Your Word in Ephesians 2:14-16. Our eyes are open watching for Your Glory and we are listening for Your voice.

Today we pray for the Salvation of all of those who are sitting on the fence. For all on both sides stuck in the mire of Religious Tradition. We cry out OH LORD for their true Salvation. God of the Breakthrough we are watching for you to Arise and Shine upon us so that they can see the light – become Light and we can become the Family in unity that  You purposed from the beginning. We yield to Your Plan, Your Way and declare and decree that we will Arise and Shine in Jesus Mighty Name Amen

Note: On December 24th 2016 an amazing thing will occur.  Hanukkah 2016 will start the evening of Saturday, December 24 and will end the evening of Sunday, January 1, 2017. 

Get ready to be surprised by His Glory!

This is going to be really amazing – The Light of the World will step out of the darkness – open our eyes – let us see. Spirit of Truth we receive You. Open our eyes let us see Your miracles, signs and wonders.

We invite the Holy Spirit – The Spirit of Wisdom, Revelation, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and the Fear of The Lord (Isaiah 11:2) to Arise and Shine upon us. We will worship, praise and exalt You Eternal for You are ONE – El Echad – One God -Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In Jesus Mighty and Matchless Name Amen and Amen.

Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

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This entry was posted on December 20, 2016, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of December 18, 2016

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 1 John 4:9-10 (NLT)

Haven’t we all been captivated by stories of courage and bravery when we hear about someone giving their life to save a child, a friend or even a stranger? God sent Jesus, His only son, as a innocent baby. He would grow up to suffer death on the cross that we may live. No matter how hard we try, we are never able to work hard enough, to be good enough or to love God enough to deserve the sacrifice Jesus was willing to make for us. He paid the price for the forgiveness of our sins with hope for all eternity. He also gives us the gift of His comfort, peace and love through the joys and sorrows in this life. What an extravagant demonstration of His great love for us! In this Christmas season of shopping, parties and family gatherings for sharing gifts, let us not forget the reason for the season and the greatest gift of God’s love for us in Jesus. Glory to God in the highest!

 

By JoBeth Kested

Living Breathing Light by Beth Auman

john-125Jesus The Word remained ever present with the Eternal Creator. His speech shaped the entire cosmos.

All things were birthed in Him. His breath filled all things with a living, breathing light. A light that thrives in the depths of darkness, blazes through murky bottoms. It cannot and will not be quenched.

The Eternal gave each of us free will to Believe. To choose Jesus as our Lord. To be a part of His family. This is a choice that each and every one of us must make during our one opportunity to be on this earth. Man has ONE life to live. Please do not be deceived about this because if you choose the deception that all roads lead to God or that you have multiple lives– you are telling the Creator who spoke the entire cosmos into being that His way is of none effect and that you totally and completely reject Him and His chosen Way.

His Word says that His breath filled all things – this means that the ability to see and hear Jesus the Light of the World already exists within your being. Your choice is really light or darkness.

Please know thought that His light thrives in the depths of darkness, blazes through murky bottoms and It cannot and will not be quenched.  You can choose to be a part of His Living Light and live Eternally with Him or suffer eternal darkness and separation from Him.

O Eternal, today I pray over each and every person reading that they would choose Your Word. Your Light cannot and will not be quenched. May each one know that Jesus was ever present with you as You created the entire cosmos. Believers Believe 100%. May each one choose to believe that Your breath filled all things including their own being with Your Living Breathing Light. May Your Light be ignited within each of us right now – Light Be – Truth Be – in Jesus name.

Love Beyond Measure.

Beth Auman

 

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This entry was posted on December 14, 2016, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of December 11, 2016

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:20-24 (ESV)

Do you ever struggle to find the faith to trust God in the midst of overwhelming situations? It can be especially hard when it feels like the cries of your prayers bounce off the ceiling and He seems to be silent. In the scriptures before these verses the Prophet Jeremiah describes in great detail his sufferings and that he feels like God caused it all. He was not afraid to talk to God about his disillusionment, frustrations and anguish. Then he reminds himself of God’s love, mercies and faithfulness in times past. How amazing that even though the circumstances have not changed, Jeremiah is able to declare with renewed hope that the Lord is all he needs. Take your list of problems to God today and pour out your doubts, fears and pain. Then be encouraged with new hope remembering The Lord’s unshakeable love, unending mercies and great faithfulness to you always. Selah, amen.
By JoBeth Kested