If gluttony is a sin, than obesity would also be a sin

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Fellow Christian Warriors and NOT ! I am sharing a message of concern and hope about personal health and obesity. It is a national and international problem and awareness needs to be the order of the day for all on this topic. It is open for discussion and I encourage you to do so and get involved. Below you will find a short banter between a fellow Christian Warrior, Sister Adrianne Kendell and myself. With several links for you to explore on the topic of what I am calling the Sin of Gluttony in Human Behavior… (+)

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It all starts with this comment from Bishop Kinney Townsend.

I hear the spirit of the Lord saying to the PRAYER WARRIORS ….Its time to get in physical shape so we can be as the prophet ISAIAH said ….THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY… THEY SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT….
BALANCE IS A MUST…. you must strengthen the Natural Man because HE CARRIES THE SPIRIT MAN…. IF YOU CAN’T RESIST A BURGER… YOU CAN’T RESIST A devil…. let us attack the spirit of OBESITY THAT HAS TAKEN THE BODY OF CHRIST HOSTAGE……LORD HELP US TO EAT TO LIVE AND NOT LIVE TO EAT….SHALOM!!

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Adrianne Kendell – People think it’s a Game, but He is not realizing that one of the GREATEST areas where the WARFARE will be is IN the FOOD!!!!!!! OBESITY IS KILLING FOLKS. Left and right…..!!!

Archbishop Andrew Manley – One of the “seven deadly sins” is “gluttony “, which would entail over eating as part of the definition. It is most likely one sin that is most overlooked by mankind today. Do to the social climate for which we all live. Awareness and Action are required. Along with a willingness to change personal habits by seeking help to over come this trait of human behavior. So your right, Sister Adrianne Kendell in your statement. However are people in society today willing to change to this awareness and make the tough choice to do so? That is yet for them and God to know and to influence. It may come from comments like the ones posted here or by loving people around those individuals through intervention. Either way the process has to start and people have to take notice and get involved for the sake of all mankind. Gluttony is a sin so that would make obesity a sin as well. For the human body is the temple and home to God the Father in every human being and it needs to be attended to quickly… Bless you all and bless you Sister for posting this topic for discussion… Sincerely IHS and yours, Ab. Manley (+)

Adrianne Kendell – Archbishop. Awareness is FIRST indeed. I promise you that the LORD has mandated me to teach others HOW TO GET FREE!! Www.bodyandsoulnow.com.

THE DECISION TO MAKE A CHANGE IS MOST IMPORTANT. I have been there. I have struggled with it. And the SOLUTION is TOTAL mind renewal.
DAILY SUPPORT, in the process!
Body And Soul Now | Change Your Eating, Change Your Life
I am so thankful that you’re ready to take the challenge…
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Archbishop Andrew Manley – I am going to share this topic and your comment along with mine. It is a humble sort of intervention through awareness that I hope other will take notice and respond. I will also add it to our ministry blog for the folks that stop by a read it as well. Any way I can help, please contact me. Your right again, this message has to get out… Peace and Prayerful blessings to you Sister Adrianne Kendell… (+)

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So folks this is the topic of which I and many others are concerned with. It is a matter of Changing our thinking and approach to handle the topic in society today. So what do you have to say ? Leave your comments here and lets start talking about it and do something about gluttony in America and the World today !

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Sincerely IHS and yours,
Archbishop Andrew R. M. Manley
Website: http://www.celticcrossministry.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/celticcrossministry
Email: info@celticcrossministry.com

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

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

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”

Jeremiah chapter 16, verse 16

16 “Behold, I will send for many fishermen,” says the Lord, “and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.

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Warriors, do you consider yourself to be truly and fully “Christian” ? Do you know what is expected of you that call yourself “Christian” ? Are you prepared to do the work of the Lord as it has never been done before ? Being Christian is not just a word, it is a life style. A life style that is good, decent, loving and kind to all in this world, not just your small piece of it. Although we all have to start someplace.

When I have talked to you about things more important to you than God, what is it do you think I am talking about ? Do you think my words to harsh or not harsh enough ? Do you regard my messages as “whatever” ? Do you think for a moment that I do not love and worry about you, your life, your families and the such ?

I guess every preacher in the world asks themselves these questions from time to time. It is our job as directed by God to help you realize the truth of his will for your life and those that you love and care about.

The Prophet Jeremiah is trying to do his best to relay the message of Chapter 16 to those who need to hear it the most. Those that are lost. So to speak. It is a warning to all who do not follow after the way of the Lord with all diligence and respect. The fishermen in this passage are the increased ministers of the word of God and the hunters are those that are truly righteous and they will make known the truth and force evil out of the darkness and into the light for all mankind to see and know.

As a community of the Christian faithful, we need to make known that we are fishers of men and hunters of righteousness and Godliness. We need to stand firm on the word of God, Christ His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives. As well as the lives of those around us.

A very dear friend asked me to comment on this verse and at first I was reluctant but when you do as God wants everything falls into place and the message becomes clear. Clear at least to those that want to do His will in their lives. And there are many, many of you out here that do and for this I am pleased and so to is the Father. So please bring your questions concerning the scriptures to me. For I know that you are wanting to know the ways of our governance, our lord Jesus Christ. Keep in mind that sometimes it is best to read an entire chapter or two to understand His meanings and mostly pray. Pray before during and even after and ask the Father what it is He wants you to learn and may even do with the new-found understanding that He has given you. You just might be surprised of how He will use you to do His work, either as a fisher of men or maybe a hunter of the truth for His sake for all mankind.

Pray for those that need prayer like the lost throughout the world in places like North Korea, and the Middle East. I fear it is they that this scripture is in reference to. Them and all mankind that do not accept the Fathers teachings. Just remind folks if need be that Christ was not just a prophet like Jeremiah or any other, he “IS” the Son of MAN and GOD, for all mankind. Not just one group of believers that think they are right and all other people’s are infidels or the such.

Have a blessed day folks and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless…

Sincerely your servant in the name of the Christ, Jesus

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

http://www.celticcrossministry.com

“Now is your Opportunity”

Psalm: # 90, verse 13 & 14
1st Reading: Jeremiah, chapter 18, verses 1 – 11
2nd Reading: Matthew, chapter 4, verses 16 – 25
Gospel Reading: Luke, chapter 16, verses 19 – 26

Co Lecturers: Mother Superiour Linda Kreeger o.s.mm.
and Deacon Arlen Glispy Jr. o.s.a.
Celebrant: Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., o.s.a., o.s.p.

Note: All readings are read from the New King James Version Holy Bible by Thomas Publishing
Music Selection comes from the Gathers, The Old Rugged Cross Album

The Legend of St. Valentine

Saint_Valentine_February_14thThe history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.

Origins of Valentine’s Day: A Pagan Festival in February
While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.

Valentine’s Day: A Day of Romance
Lupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity and but was outlawed—as it was deemed “un-Christian”–at the end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. (The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.) Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.

Typical Valentine’s Day Greetings
In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.

Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.

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This story of St. Valentine is brought to you courtesy of the History Channel.
http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day

Happy Saint Valentines Day Everyone…

2013 the year of repentance, a new beginning…

Greetings fellow citizens of the world and Christian Warriors,

With 2013 fast approaching I want to take a moment to advise you of our commitment to you. We here at Celtic Cross Ministry have designated this year as the year of repentance. Meaning that this year you have an opportunity to change from doing things that are not pleasing to God and become the person He knows and wants you to be. It all starts with your responsibility to yourself and what it is to change something about our life that maybe causing you to not do the right thing or better yet keeping you from doing the wrong thing that you know is causing you to sin.

I’m not going to bore you with a list of items that are unpleasing to the creator, mainly because most everyone knows in their heart what is right and what is wrong. Lets put it this way for a moment. If you feel that what you are doing, going to do or are even thinking about is wrong, harmful or destructive to you or someone else, than you can pretty much bet that it is a sin in the eyes and heart of our heavenly Father. And if so you know you need to change your way of thinking and or acting.

With that said, here’s our commitment to you. Over the days, weeks and months ahead we will put up comments and articles as well as other topic relating subject matter that we feel might bring awareness to the general public on any given topic. These topics may include and addition to alcohol or drug abuse, domestic violence to pornography or even as far as human trafficking or child endangerment.

We intend to bring you information in a variety of formats to help you to grow to a point of becoming a better person and or even a better “Christian”. And it all starts with the realization that you are not perfect and that improvements for the positive is a better choice than the alternative. The alternative being an eternity in hell, or better yet being on the outside of heaven looking in. I really don’t think anyone really wants that to be the case for their life eternal. But we here at the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry will try to bring even the toughest hard-core individual around to enlighten them as to what Christ is, What He expects. And to what degree one must go in order to achieve the promises of Jesus Christ and an eternal life in the presence of God Himself.

We hope our efforts will not be in-vain. It is with great love and admiration for all people that we worry about your soul, more so than your personal feelings. God can help you with that and we’ll do what we can to aid our Lord to put the fear of God back in the mainstream of society. Granted it is with the love of God we do this and take this stance and it is that same love that God has put it into our hearts and in the hearts of those that need it the most.

We see a genuine problem with society in general and a lack luster attitude that will cause billions of people (fellow brothers and sisters if you will), to maybe condemning their eternal soul to an eternity of unrest. And a great unrest at that. We don’t want anyone to experience the latter of this statement. But as stated will offer you an opportunity to turn your life around and be all that Christ wants you to be.

So check back often for access to links and information that will only help you and help others around you to be that better person, that watchman to the sky and even a better more committed Christian with a better understanding of what it not only means to call ones self a Christian but to be the best Christian Christ wants you to be. Not only for yourself but for those around you and as a light on a hill for the world to see and want.

May this year of 2013, be the year of a new commitment to yourself through the love of your savior Jesus Christ. It will only re-enforce how much He truly loves you.

Sincerely yours in the service of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P.

Founder of the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry, Celtic Cross Ministry and the Christian Warrior Network

Your help is very NEEDED… Please…

Warriors, Your help is needed, please click the link below and if God leads your heart to help Karen and her son through a real tough time please do so. Time is running out. And there are few if any options left for them. This is very, very important to me.

I don’t and have not asked anyone for tithes and only once in 4 years have I asked for a love offering to help this ministry and at no time has anyone ever sent help. That is OK, in my heart I never really expected anyone to come to my aid.

But this is different. It’s not for me but for two people who I know very, very well and who when I was homeless, helped me out and yes their story here is true. I have even been helping these folks out by putting them in contact with state and county agencies here in Ohio but to no avail.

Now they have no where to turn and I am still doing what I can to help them. Karen and Jon are really good people and they really do, need your help. So please do what you can and donate even a few dollars.  For every dollar truly does help.

Remember what goes around comes around and who knows, you might find yourself or someone you know in this same type of situation. Besides you know as well as I do that God loves a cheerful giver and that you will be blessed 100 fold for doing so. Thank you with all my heart and prayers…

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