Thy Holy Writ

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Thy Holy Writ
Matthew chapter 2, verses 17 & 18 (NKJV)

17) Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
18) “A voice was heard in Ramah,
Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
Refusing to be comforted,
Because they are no more.”

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Many times folks as you may know, life doesn’t always have a happy ending as we have witnessed first hand this past week here in the Cleveland, Ohio area. However, no matter what comes one’s way, we always have an opportunity to minister, and bear fruit for the kingdom of God.

Be it in celebration or in mourning. God always has a reason and a testimonial for someone to experience. Christ said, that there is no greater gift that one can give than to lay down their life for another. Well we can’t always be the one to give such a gift to someone in need. Yet we can sacrifice apart of our life by giving of our time, our energy, our personal testimonial to help someone to get through the tough times.

I see to often how folks get neglected and it seems that no one cares about the person next door, or the stranger down the street. Face it, were all to busy doing stuff and there never seems to be enough time in the day anyhow. Thing is God knows this already and he keeps giving us another day to get involved, right?

So don’t forget that we are to do all things in our life to please Who? Ourselves? No, your right, but rather, God the Father. We also have been taught that works alone will not get us into heaven but think on this for a while, will you?

If we do good works for someone in need and set out, doing it to please God, don’t we give a blessing to them and to ourselves by helping them get over a tough time? Don’t you think that is pleasing to the Father? Of course it is, your right again. Well then, if this is all true then are you not laying down a portion of your life (even if it is of your personal time)? Of course you are and God is taking notice of that unselfish act. Laying it down out of love for the Father and the person or persons you give of yourself to. Wow, what a wonderful gift to give someone you don’t even know. Wow.

Remember, it is time you can not get back, and isn’t that sorta like laying down your life for another. Again, of course it is. It is all about prospective and love. Love for the right reason is never a bad reason to love. Doing the right thing in the eyes of God and doing it for Him, is never a bad thing either. Yet being selfish and self-centered and even self-absorbed, is a bad thing.

Karma does work both ways and so does Gods love, both ways that is. Be it receiving or giving. Besides wasn’t it He, that lead you to do what it is you are going to do for that other person? Yes, right again.

So, see you are a blessing and you do have something to give and there are many, many countless ways one can help someone in need. Especially when it is done out of love. Be it spiritual or carnal. Just make sure your heart is in the right place and you will never be wrong if you do it for and out of love and nothing else.

Make sure though you do not ask for anything back in return unless it is, to pay it forward.

Have a blessed day folks and enjoy putting a smile on someones face and thank God for the opportunity to do so and the testimony you’ll have to share later on for doing it.

Sincerely your servant in Christ Jesus,

Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P.

http://www.celticcrossministry.com

info@celticcrossministry.com

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Thy Holy Writ

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2nd Thessalonians chapter 2, verses 7 & 8 (NKJV)

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

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Isn’t God wonderful ? Isn’t He Great ? He is righteous and brings justice upon the evil that resides in mans heart.

We as a world have seen Gods power to expose evil and bring it to the light and inflict justice, all over the air waves, from sea to shinning sea, and that the jubilation of the masses are personified by an ecstatic outburst of joy and praise in His Holy Name.
There is a satisfaction and renewed hope for mankind, when we can witness an injustice be corrected before are very eyes.

Those that have evil in their hearts should take note that He is the living God and this is one reason why we worship and praise His mighty name. So let the church bells ring out and let the voices of those chosen by Christ sing out for their love and faith have touch the heart of God and he has answered with a deafening roar of thunder of His will on behalf of those who truly love and worship Him.

Thank you Lord for rescuing, the four young ladies (Amanda Berry, and her daughter along with Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight) and for also exposing the evil heart of mankind and bringing it to your light.

May your judgement be swift and may this be a reminder to those that have evil in their hearts that their deeds will not and have not gone unnoticed by you, and that you will judge them and their deeds more harshly than mankind could ever imagine.

Truly we love and serve a mighty God, the God of all mankind. And He waits for you and is calling you out of darkness and into his loving arms of grace.

Have a blessed day people and continue to rejoice and sing your praise and shout it from the hose tops and in the streets, He lives and He answers the prayers of those who seek after Him and follow His commandments to the end.

Sincerely in Gods love and loving embrace,
Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P.
Celtic Cross Ministry of the Universal Life Church
World Wide Website: http://www.celticcrossministry.com
E-mail Address: info@celticcrossministry.com

The Consequences of Redefining Marriage

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Crossroads: The Consequences of Redefining Marriage
By Heather Sells
CBN News Reporter

Supporters of gay marriage have reached a major goal, with two cases — California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act — before the U.S. Supreme Court. That platform and recent wins on the state level have provided new momentum for their cause.

But as the New York Times recently acknowledged, a new generation is emerging to defend traditional marriage.

Ryan Anderson, a fellow at the influential Heritage Foundation and author of the book What Is Marriage?, argues that redefining marriage makes the institution more about adult desires than children’s needs.

“Marriage exists to bring a man and a woman together as husband and wife to be father and mother to any children their union produces,” Anderson wrote in a March 20 Heritage Foundation article.

“Marriage is based on the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman and on the social reality that children need a mother and a father,” he continued.

“And as ample social science has shown, children tend to do best when reared by their mother and father,” he concluded.

Is the battle for traditional marriage lost? Heritage Foundation fellow Ryan Anderson will address that question and more on “The 700 Club,” May 3.

 

To watch the video on this topic, click the link below.

The Consequences of Redefining Marriage

 

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My views are well documented on this subject, and I hold firm to my personal and spiritual belief of the status of marriage as defined in the Holy Scriptures. I will even go a step further by posting and post here our ministry’s position on the subject which is stated in our ministry’s doctrine and belief statement, located on the ministry website.

Quote:   MARRIAGE: We defer this issue to the reference of Gospel referred to in the book of;
Matthew, chapter 19 verses 4 – 6 and it states as follows; 4) And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ 5) and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6) So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate”.(NKJV)

Note: The sanctity of marriage is sacred and no other union is acceptable. This goes also for the general consensus that Gay and Lesbian couples should be allowed the sacred right of the union of marriage. This union would be by scriptures standard a sin, in the eyes of God.  For the sake of debate and argument we here in the ministry of the Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross and the Independent Catholic Church of the Celtic Cross as well as the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry and all of it’s subsidiaries, hold fast and dear to our heart and biblical belief, the sanction of the union of matrimony. Only recognizing it as between a man and a woman and all other circumstance are ungodly and a sin. We in this ministry and our affiliate ministries do not and will not support such sanctions or said union of the such under any circumstance. For the Law of God supersedes and is the precedence for which we stand united with the creator. If mankind rules to allow such a union than let the governments preform the service through the means of the Justice of the Peace, the Mayor or if at sea than by the Captain of the vessel, but by no means will a  union be preformed or sanctioned by this ministry or any affiliate member or ministry.

Sincerely yours in the fight to protect all things Sacred and Holy Word of God,

Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD. O. S. A., O.S.P.

E-mail: info@celticcrossministry.com

In Loving Memory

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This is a picture of Bishop Manley’s faithful companion for many years
He is quoted to say in his prayers,
“Lord Jesus, ask St. Francis to please watch over Miss Colleen and all pets that you have called home to you,
until you call us to unite again. For you brought us together and as you know Lord,
she and all pets are family”

Music from Ireland

http://www.npr.org/2013/05/02/180559933/thistle-and-shamrock-saying-something

 

I came across this program on the NPR and enjoyed it immensely and thought I’d pass it on to you.

Have a blessed day and enjoy the sounds of Irish Music. Thistle & Shamrock…

What do you think ?

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These quotes disturb me very much. So much so, that it concerns me as to what we as a God fearing nation will do next. Why do we allow him to make comments like this on our behalf ? I have to say, he may be our President, but ‘ he does “NOT” represent me nor my feelings’. I pray that you don’t feel the same way as they do. For surely the wrath of God shall come down upon all of us…
Bp. Andrew

Thy Holy Writ

Romans chapter 8, verses 24 – 28 (NKJV)
“Hope”

24) For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?
25) But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

26) Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27) Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28) And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

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Hope, what a beautiful word. So optimistic in it’s pronunciation. And the fact that the Holy Spirit speaks on behalf of us, is a blessing indeed. To have hope is to live. But hope in the right things is what we should strive for. Hope in Jesus and hope in one’s self, to do the right things in our choices. The right thing that is pleasing and acceptable to God our Father.

Question is, where is your hope ? Is it in you ? Or is it with Christ ? Only you know if you are right with God. Are there things that you still need to work on ? Then work on them with do haste. For hope can be fleeting, yet hope in Christ “eternal”.

Have a blessed and wonderful day folks and be sure to put your hope in the Lord,
Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P.
Website: http://www.celticcrossministry.com
E-mail: info@celticcrossministry.com

Thy Holy Writ

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1st Thessalonians, chapter 5 verses 5 -10 (NKJV)

5) You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
6) Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
7) For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
8) But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.
9) For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
10) who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

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An organization called the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism post this guideline on their public website and I quoted it here.

” If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. It may even have health benefits, including reducing your risk of certain heart problems. Moderate drinking is one drink a day for women or anyone over 65, and two drinks a day for men under 65.

Some people should not drink at all, including alcoholics, children, pregnant women, people on certain medicines and people with some medical conditions. If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to drink, speak with your healthcare provider.

Anything more than moderate drinking can be risky. Binge drinking – drinking five or more drinks at one time – can damage your health and increase your risk for accidents, injuries and assault. Years of heavy drinking can lead to liver disease, heart disease, cancer and pancreatitis. It can also cause problems at home, at work and with friends.”

There is more on their website to explore and it is a great place for factual information to get help if you or someone you know needs help with this very serious issue. You can find them at this website: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alcohol.htm.

However, here locally in downtown Lorain, Ohio our ministry supports an alcohol and drug abuse group program called the Celtic Cross Chapter of A. A. The group meets this evening and every Thursday evening at 8:00 pm (EST) in the Cafeteria at the Lake View Plaza High Rise Apartment Building, located at 310 West 7th Street and Reid Ave. It is classified as an open meeting, so anyone can come. It is run by Deacon Arlen Glispy Jr. better known as Deacon AJ. There is plenty of parking and refreshments available for those that attend. The Group Motto is: ” A community of individuals helping individuals in our community”. Worth noting here is that it is every type of addiction problem that they aid folks with. Not just alcohol. Family, friends or someone who cares, can get the support they need to make a positive difference in someone’s life. Even if that life is your own. So come and let a community of individuals help you in our community.

Have a blessed day folks…
Bp. Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P.

http://www.celticcrossministry.com

info@celticcrossministry.com

“Thy Holy Writ”

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Colossians chapter 3, verses 1 – 7 (NKJV)

1) If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
2) Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
3) For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4) When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
5) Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
6) Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7) in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

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Folks, one very important principle I teach to my congregation is a philosophy of relationships. The premise of the discussion is to make people aware of others around them, which have a considerable amount of influence over them. I’m not talking about those that have authority over us but rather those that we have fellowship with, those that one chooses to “hang out with”.

The quote I am speaking of, I no not where it comes from and honestly, I don’t care who first said it. What I do care about is the truth within it’s meaning. And that is; “YOU ARE, WHO YOU ASSOCIATE WITH”. Maybe you have heard it before and then again maybe this is the first time you’ve heard it. No matter what, it is a true saying. It holds up in most ever test one can put it to.

So if you are looking to seek God and His ways, those things that are Godly, then start with this simple little philosophy and incorporate it into every facet of your life and see the difference that will take shape in your life. Besides, it is amazing what happens when one steps outside ones comfort zone, yet many times it is truly necessary in order to have true change in ones life to do so.

There are many biblical references one can make in reference to this little quote and over time I will bring them forth as well and along the way Gods wisdom will be reveled, like the Potter He is. Making you into an image that is Holy and Blessed in His righteousness and truth.

Until next time, may the blessings of God be upon you and guide you along your way.

Sincerely, Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P.

Web site:    www.celticcrossministry.com                    E-mail:    info@celticcrossministry.com