Universal Utterings®
for April 8, 2023


04-08-2023 Matthew Ch 16 v-2428 Himself deny Me follow




Gospel of Matthew Ch 16 v- 24 thru 28


24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life? 27 For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory, and then he will repay everyone according to his conduct. 28 Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”


Have you learned to deny yourself yet? Yep, probably the hardest thing to do to tell ourselves enough is enough when getting too much of something too fast. When we are younger, many of us did just that; too much too soon chasing a tail that would never bloom. Until you learn to forfeit your life for the life of being a disciple, then you too will see even the possibility of death before finding Life Eternal. For some reason my parents didn’t share this with me as a child and therefore I was wrapped up in the world until Jesus saved me from a suicidal death. The kind of death Satan loves filled with promiscuity unsatisfying sexual acts drugs and alcohol and the like too much too soon and death was calling. When I learned to pray and surrender my life to Him, I saw the heavens open up and lightning descend from the sky. I’ve been given so many signs that my Cross has become visible when I drive down the road I’m always seeking the ones in need of conversion wanting to help them find a way to see the repayment Jesus promises that will be delivered by His Holy Angels. My only desire is to let people know the real presence of Jesus is closer than you think and you can adore Him in peace the location He wants each and every soul to know to be surrounded in peace. Amen.


Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Please forgive me as I forgive others. I share You as my Lord and Savior seeking to live your Will in all things. Prayers for wife Toni and my mother Betty pray for our children especially our two oldest Alexandra & Allen; Julian, Gabriel and Jeffrey and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. We pray for Boston aka Keith. We pray for those we’ve said we’d pray for and those who’ve asked us to pray for them. We pray for the dying as we do each day Lord give them peace in their last breath. Silence for the prayers of others dealing with the war in Ukraine. In the Holy Spirit we pray our brothers in Kairos especially a prayer for our men in blue. We pray for Holy Mother Church. We pray for our Holy Mother for the sister of Jackie. Daily prayers for our neighbor Thelma. Prayers for a friend and his wife for a baby to be born. Praying for Cheryl and Joe. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.


I am a poet obedient to Christ,
Catholic Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

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Ephesians 6:17-20


04-08-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 16 v-2428


**Himself deny Me follow**


To disciples His said Jesus

Himself deny Me follow

Cross his nothing hallow

Sake Mine life his lose swallow


Wish whoever life his save

Life lose for sake Mine remain

World gain profit your slave

Life his forfeit insane remain


Angels of Man’s Son will come

Conduct his everyone repays

Glory of Father do not shun

Death taste not here standing obeys


Kingdom His coming

Man’s Son seen

You amen stunning

The Christ Pristine


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

April 8, 2023 @ 03:56 AM EST


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