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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Missions Trip to Chang Mai, Thailand Testimony :)

Hello everyone!!! On July 16th, 2015 a team and I will be going to Chang Mai, Thailand to share the Love of Jesus! 
Here's a little bit of how all of this came along and the things the Lord did and still is, in order for this trip to happen:

This year the Lord put in my heart to start saving money, in my head I was like yes... I really need to because lately I had been wasting my money unwisely (Movie theater at least once a week every week, dining out on weekdays when it usually happened only the weekends, etc.) But in reality the Lord had something else in store for me and I didn't understand until months later.
I start saving money but then I see myself planning for a trip to France though my school since I am becoming a French teacher, yet the doors at totally closed and I said alright Lord, this is not the timing!
So a few nights afterwards I dreamt that I was in a missions trip at a very poor place, so I asked the Lord for clarity because I didn't wanna lean on my own understanding. Also I dreamt that I went to visit a friend that I have outside of the country to preach the Gospel, again, the Lord was trying to tell me something.
I did some research for short term mission trips over the summer and some of them weren't Jesus oriented, so I cancelled that and did some more research.
So I began contacting people but there were some closed doors, I had to work really hard getting phone numbers and meetings over the phone with people that were missionaries but again, my budget was limited and I was very scared to take a step of faith.
Then I prayed and I found 3 missionary trips, 1 to Nepal, the other one to Tanzania and the last one was Thailand. So I began to pray for confirmation of some sort, but I was very fearful.
Never heard back for the Nepal trip, Tanzania was a closed door and when I thought God would then choose Thailand, I read that the registration for that trip was closed, I said wow Lord! I guess this wasn't meant to be, plus there is no way! I'm going to be a full time student this fall, I have no funds, I don't get paid at my job over the summer, I might as well just forget all about this.

I was decided to move on when I heard back from the leader in charge of Thailand's trip 3 days later. Not only that but a lady at my workplace came and offered me a part time job over the summer. My jaw dropped and especially because a few weeks later other 2 people asked me if I was interested on working for them during the summer. I even had to turn them down because the blessings were so abundantly that they didn't fit in my schedule!

So I asked the Lord for forgiveness because of my unbelief, fear and doubt. I knew this was meant to be!

Right now I am ready to go there and serve the precious people of God! I am ready to serve Him with all I am regardless of the outcome! There have been lots of spiritual battle in different areas of my life but I know the Lord will go before these circumstances! 

I will keep updating this post as other things and testimonies happen, thank you for your prayers which are the most important thing right now! Getting out of your comfort zone is the best because God can actually start doing something through you to reach others and use your gifts and talents!

God bless you guys and if you would like to donate to my fundraiser, you can do so under the tab Missions/events.

Keysi Cordero. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

God wants to do something new with You!!!!

Psalm 125:1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides for ever. 

You know it is so easy to live by emotions, sometimes we proclaim to have "Faith" but when things don't  turn the way we thought they'd turn we even stop praying, we're not seeking Him like we used to and many christians go back to do things God had already delivered them from! On the other hand, there are people who become lukewarm, they start thinking they're pleasing God by going to church only but in reality you're not even feeling it in your heart, you talk and pray like if it was an obligation, maybe because it's just another task you're ought to fulfill, and if you don't then the world is going to fall apart!  

Today I wanna talk to you about unshakable Faith, that whenever you approach either to the Word of God or to a church building, that beforehand you would prepare your heart and say: FATHER, I KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO TALK TO ME, YOU WILL REVEAL TODAY THE SECRETS OF YOUR HEART  IN JESUS NAME! Did you know that God can actually use people way more "experienced" than you (more experienced in your own eyes of course) Ohh absolutely!!! But if He chose you, then FOCUS and stop putting your faith at risk, questioning the Lord about the things that were, are and are yet to come! Your job right now is to trust firmly, whether in the ministry, or in your personal life (which in reality is also a ministry)
Put aside the lukewarmness, the laziness, memories from the past, previous glories (triumphs and things that won't come back) worries about what people might think, and all of that which surrounds us like a heavy cloud and hinders us from serving the Lord! 

It reminds me of a scripture that is found in Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us. 

Oh praise the Lord for this word!!! Fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author & Finisher of the faith, in other words even if you feel like you can't do it anymore, if you prepare your heart He will be in charge of refining you again, no matter what happened previously in your relationship with the Lord, No matter what you did wrong, or if you grieved the Holy Spirit with your actions & you neglected Him, right here right now I want to invite you to pray the following prayer whether you knew Him personally or you knew Him but you turned away from Him, if you're lukewarm (inside of a church building but at the same time you feel far away from His presence. THE KING IS LOOKING FOR YOU AND SET YOU FREE OF ANY CHAIN THAT BRINGS YOU DOWN AND DEPRESSES YOU: 

Lord Jesus, right now I admit that I am nothing without You, I am lost without You.
Lord I come before You empty-handed, with hands that might be dirty because of the lack of forgiveness, with thoughts that might have failed You, with words that maybe did not please You Father!! I cry out before Your presence Holy Spirit! Make me fall in Love with You again, teach me how to love you, to lift Your Name on high, to be the center of my life again, and that there would be no thing and no person that invades or fills my heart other than You! Oh I delight in Your presence, I decrease, I minimize the famous "me, myself and I" so that You would increase in me hallelujah!!! Father I repent of all my sins Jesus, I receive You as my Only and Sufficient Savior of my life, write my name in the Book of Life and do never erase it! 
Help me to walk with You for the rest of my days until Your precious return, in holiness, purity, Godly fear and reverence holding Your hand!

In Christ Jesus,

Keysi Cordero 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Going to church for the wrong reasons

God bless you dear brethren! 

Tonight as I meditate in God's word, so many things come to mind when it comes to fellowship/attending to a church building! There's a lot of heartache among the people today at a church building and obviously even more among those who don't even go anymore.

I titled this "going to church for the wrong reasons" and I know the first thing that comes to mind is relationships right? Especially nowadays it seems that a lot of people (mostly teens/young adults) 
Are going to a church building to find a partner, nothing wrong with wanting to get married to a Godly person, yet that's not always the case! There are lots of wolves in sheep clothing in the church and you have to ask The Lord to keep your heart, guard it and preserve it til the end! And until He confirms you when the right time and the right person is! 
Now, relationships is not all there is when we're talking about going to a church building for wrong reasons! There are lots of people who go just to hang out with friends, to get good food (wow), to check out if there are sports/fun things to get involved in, etc etc! Now don't get me wrong on this, I absolutely agree with having different groups and activities which involve the fellowship and have that communion with the Father in unity! Absolutely! Yet, not everyone's in the same boat, some people are not even saved and are already being "leaders" and the main people for certain ministries! That is wrong!!! How can you share unity with someone who isn't walking in the same light as you? It's biblical! Check this out: 2 Corinthians 6:14 (and no, this is not talking about marriages only!) Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

Brethren be really careful! Others are trying to get something out of the church! Trying to get some personal benefits, prestige, etc! God tests and weighs every heart, if something isn't right the Holy Spirit will convict you and deliver you from the evil one! Going to church should be different! That maybe a few hours early or even a whole day early you're there already encouraged and looking forward to listening to the Living Word!! Looking forward to learning it & then practicing it, go to church to worship The Lord in praise and adoration! Go & cry your eyes out in His presence, let Him fill you up!!! My question is, do you know what you're going to church for? Or WHY are you going in the first place? Don't tell me oh I got invited, JESUS LOVES YOU AND HE USED THAT PERSON TO BRING YOU BACK HOME! But now, what's next? It's your decision my friend, come on don't hesitate! The coming of The Lord is at hand! In the meantime ask God for the forgiveness of your sins, TURN AWAY FROM THEM FOR REALS! Serve Him wholeheartedly outside the 4 walls, come hungry and thirsty for righteousness, come to the church building whungry and thirsty for the Word! This isn't some dead boring ritual or religion! That in fact sounds kind of creepy! Come on delight yourself in The Lord like a kid! 
Have a date with Jesus all the time! You don't need to go out but if you have to then do it! But don't forget to have that quiet time with Him and just be!!! A listener and a doer, not just a listener of the Word! That intimacy with the Holy Spirit can't be purchased! You have to take time and find Him! God bless guys :) 

Jesus is Lord! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Paul's testimony + purpose! Don't forget where God took you from!

Good morning my brethren! Let us start with a testimony on this beautiful day that The Lord has made, some of you might have already read it or heard about it, yet what a great reminder! Since all of us at some point where there just like Paul, blind and against the very Way of life!

Acts 9:1-19 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way,whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.  He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”  “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied.  “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone.  Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.  For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”“Yes, Lord,” he answered. The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsusnamed Saul, for he is praying.  In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.”  But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentilesand their kings and to the people of Israel.  I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands onSaul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”  Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.

You might think that you weren't as bad as Paul when you came to Christ, therefore you can't really "relate" to his conversion, let me tell you right now I'm the first one to identify myself with Paul, as a matter of fact I think this is one of those testimonies that relates to my old life and how God worked things out very similar in my life as He did in Paul's! 

Here's the thing, you didn't have to be a murderer or a persecutor of Christians to be separated from God! At some degree we were murderers or persecutors in the spiritual realm, by rejecting and not wanting anything to do with the things of God! See we are not just talking about the things he did or he did not, because all of is have a past, some of you don't wanna let go and still wanna live in it and in the sinful nature you were first found in!  We are talking about the whole act of Mercy from God towards this man who according to judgmental/gossipers kind of people he didn't really have a purpose for this life nor a chance to go to a church for a little bit! This is like the bible type of Hitler you guys, Saul was serious about wiping out Christians ASAP! Yet God didn't care about Saul's intentions or desires, matter of fact He even fanged his name from Saul to Paul! Just to identify his new role and purpose! Paul means small/humble! And that is huge because this man used to be very educated/prideful, according to society and social positions he was ahead of everyone else! Yet God says in His Word that whoever wants to be first then he just be a servant of all! (Mark 10:44) 

Let us not forget where God took us from! Don't forget your roots in the spiritual realm! You were lost without a shepherd, empty and dead in sin, anxious, desperate, needy,  smelly (cause sin is poisonous and makes you ugly) 

Just don't forget it and whatever spiritual level you're in right now, don't neglect what's really important: READING THE WORD, PRAYING, TALKING TO YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER & FELLOWSHIP WITH YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST!  

Have a blessed night! 






Friday, February 28, 2014

You're new! Let go of the past!

So many of us need to stop for a moment and think! God really wants us to let go of the past, all those wounds, scars, situations, heartache, and things that block us from His presence and fulfillment of His perfect will in us! #Letgo and store this scripture in your heart: 2 Corinthians 5:17 "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" 

K. Cordero 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Many diseases in people's lives because of sin

Bible Study: Many diseases in people's lives because of sin

Many of the illnesses and diseases occur because of sin in people's lives and heart, also they come through generational curses! (Curses/sin/diseases that have gone through one generation to the other)  
We see so many people going to the hospitals for weeks in a row trying to find comfort and a way out, putting their trust on what men can do only! 

Sin is a disease that eats you up little by little until it gets to the bones, it starts in the spiritual world first, you stop praying like you used to, you're  not seeking God like before, you stop going to church and you don't have that passion like you used to when you first came to Christ! And then it shifts to the physical world, you start compromising in worldly things, going to places you shouldn't, watching things you should not be watching & that aren't pleasing before God and that spiritual death gradually leads you to a physical death! Where there's no way back if you left this earth without Jesus! Because, if you didn't repent while you were alive, you have lost it all! 
It's not to scare you, but instead it is a call for you to make a wise decision, the best decision of your life: JESUS CHRIST! The only one who came down from heaven to pay the debt of your sins and make you a new person from the inside out! He came down to restore what has been lost! 

He doesn't want you to leave earth without giving your heart to Jesus first! He wants you to live a life in honor and holiness for Him through His Holy Spirit! 
Why don't you receive Him today and start this 2014 the way He desires? Christ wants to fulfill His purpose in you this year, it's been enough living for years in sin, dead in agony, anxiety, depression and frustrations for that long!  There's hope in Christ, new life, forgiveness, new beginnings, salvation and an eternal life with God It's your choice! I'm simply doing what the Bible tells me: estoy haciendo lo que la Biblia me dice: "See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today; and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn from the way that I am commanding you today, to follow other gods that you have not known." Deuteronomy 11:26-28 

Tu escoges hoy la bendición o la maldición mi amad@ herman@! 
Si tu eres sabio y escoges la bendición en este día, de reconocer que eres pecador y que necesitas de un Salvador que te perdone y limpie de tus pecados por favor repite conmigo esta oración, Hazla de todo tu corazón como delante de Dios y no para los hombres! 

Señor Jesús, te doy gracias por este día que me has regalado para salvar mi alma a tiempo. Reconozco que soy un pecador y que he pecado contra ti. Te pido perdón por mis pecados y te acepto en mi corazón como mi Único y Suficiente Salvador de mi vida. Escribe mi nombre en el libro de la vida y no lo borres nunca, ayúdame a caminar contigo todos los días que me quedan en esta tierra hasta el día de tu venida, ayúdame Señor a alejarme de mi pasada manera de vivir. En el nombre de Jesús, amén. 

Si hiciste esta oración de todo tu corazón dice la palabra de Dios que todos tus pecados han sido echados al fondo del mar! (Miqueas 7:19) y también, que todas las cosas viejas pasaron y he aquí todas son echas nuevas por Cristo Jesús! (2 Corintios 15:17)

I'd like to keep in touch with you to pray, get to know you, your testimony and help you out in the path with Christ!  
First things first so you need to get a Bible ASAP, start reading it daily, this is the map which will guide you and help you see this world through His eyes, and don't worry if you don't get it at first, God Himself will give you understanding and wisdom! 
Praying is simply talking to God, He doesn't need formal words, He just wants to hear your heart! Therefore with humbleness of heart come to Him! He wants to speak to you through prayer. 
Then find a church where you can fellowship, not any church though! The only requirement is that they need to preach that Jesus is the way, truth and life! That He is coming soon for His church and also they need to preach the Bible in its entirety, without skipping anything!   
Last but not least, tell others about what just happened! Tell them that Christ forgave you of your sins and now you're living for Him!

Please send me an email to keysi31@hotmail.com that way I pray for you! Blessings! 

K. Cordero

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Thank You Lord!!!