What 20:18 Looks Like in the New Testament

#BreakTheRoutineIn2018

Matthew‬ ‭20:18‬ ‭(He was betrayed so we could believe.) Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death‬‬

Luke‬ ‭20:18‬ ‭(He is a stone of offense to the religious.) Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

John‬ ‭20:18‬ (Good News is hard to hold.) Mary from Magdala went to the disciples and told them, “I have seen the Lord.” She told them what he had said to her.

Acts‬ ‭20:18‬ (Serve in all seasons.) And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons

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What 20:18 Looks Like in the Old Testament

#2018

Exodus 20:18 (Be in awe and avoid the awful.) And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

Deuteronomy 20:18 (Completely destroy relationships with idolaters.) Otherwise, they will teach you to do all the disgusting things they do for their gods, and you will sin against the LORD your God.

Judges 20:18 (Let praise lead your battle.) The men of Israel went to Bethel. They asked God, “Who will go first to fight Benjamin?” The LORD answered, “Judah (Praise) will go first.

1 Samuel 20:18 (Safer to leave an empty seat among enemies than be sorry.) Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon (festival): and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.

2 Samuel 20:18 (Good advice will have you good to go!) She said, “Long ago people used to say, ‘If you want good advice, go to the town of Abel to get it.’ The answers they got here were all that was needed to settle any problem.”

1 Kings 20:18 (Drunken advisors can’t deliver good decisions.) He said, “If they’ve come in peace, take them alive as hostages; if they’ve come to fight, the same—take them alive as hostages.” (Slay them!)

2 Kings 20:18 (Don’t jeopardize your seed over sin.) Some of your own sons will be taken to Babylonia, where they will be disgraced and made to serve in the king’s palace.

2 Chronicles 20:18 (Let’s get back to bowing.) And King Jehoshaphat (knelt down and) bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord.

Job 20:18 (Restitution from the unrighteous🙌🏾.) He will give back what he earned without enjoying it. He will get no joy from the profits of his business.

Proverbs 20:18 (Make moves after asking advice.) Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Jeremiah 20:18 (Cheat sheet: The answers are TO LIVE and NO.) Why did I have to be born? Was it just to suffer and die in shame?

Ezekiel 20:18 (Walk away from generational curses.) But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols.

Book Signing 12/21/17!

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE”

NEW BOOK AUTHOR

Pastor Tasha Dillon

I am thrilled to announce that my new book “Echo Zoe – Book 1: Destructed to Destiny” is being released on Thursday, December 21, 2017, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m, at Awe Baby Cajun Eatery located at 1211 Delaware Avenue (Shopping strip behind Taco Bell), McComb, MS.

I believe its message will help many find their way to live a richly appreciative and fulfilling life while in their faith journey. This is the first book of my “Echo Zoe” series.

It will be available, soon, on Amazon.com as early as this Monday, or before. Also, to inspire others with the message, I have opened two “Echo Zoe Designs by Tasha Dillon” gifts and apparel stores, online at cafepress.com/TashaDillon and shop.spreadshirt.com/TashaDillon.

On a personal note, I never could have imagined the backdrop to this book, but I am excited to have completed it. God has me on a journey and has inspired me to share the experiences. I am both honored and entirely out of my comfort zone to share such an intimate part of my life. My prayer is to see others encouraged and blessed through the message.

To stay up to date with release information, you can follow me on Twitter @TashaDillon or Facebook @TashaDillon1. My blog is TashaDillon.wordpress.com and web address TashaDillon.com. Thank you

Cooling Off or Left in the Cold

His / Her actions are the truth. Believe them.

#LADIES If all spring and all summer he has been hot in pursuit on your trail 🔥 and now as the holiday season approaches, he’s “chilling”, “falling back”, “taking time to get himself together”, then let him walk on by with a permanent goodbye. If he doesn’t want to do the holidays with you, then don’t let him ‘holla back’ at you when the season ends.

Now, IT COULD BE that he is ‘going through’, struggling – from recent life changes or unfortunate events – and may feel he can’t get you what you deserve gift wise, so he’s trying to gracefully bow out. That’s his mistake to make …and it may be fatal. Communication and honesty are key factors to building real, meaning relationships. God’s women are full of vision and are more than materialistic divas. She can see the man for who he is and where he’s going in life. The right wife is a man’s bridge to the blessed, prosperous life. And, she’s for the man, her man of God!

You know the difference between the cheap man and the challenged-by-circumstance man. One is #permanent and one is #seasonal.

If you have been consistent, you deserve the same. And do not let him call you AFTER the day ends. Men respect standards and expect them from women who they plan to be with long term.

#MEN If she’s ignored you, been living her free and independent life all year, but now as ‘gift season’ 🎁 sets in, she’s like, “I’m ready to see you, boo”💋😉, beware. She even invites you over for holiday dinners …and there you go. Do not be disappointed after New Year’s new do-over, when she has to ‘find herself’ or ‘clear her head’ and says she needs some time to figure things out.

If you cannot see past her beauty or booty, ask a trusted friend girl about the situation. Women know women and sadly too many good men get #harmed by the #charm, duped, heartbroken, and then the good women get the grief.

Let a spirit-filled, trusted sister help you. If a woman is not giving you undivided attention, she’s not playing games, she’s just not that into you. There is a difference in giving a man ‘the chase’ and just outright playing him for convenience.

Let it go. Let it be her loss. You are not the loser. God will give you who you deserve. And she’ll be what you want AND what you need.

The only thing that should be #CoolingOff around you, with the one who’s been in hot pursuit, is the weather. So, take inventory. If you’re left out in the cold, leave it alone!

Love the ones you’re with. Be loved right. Enjoy the place that God has you in and live your life happily. 1 Cor. 13:5-7, James 1:5

Ready, Waiting On Right (Perfect Timing in the Waiting)

For all the good Godly brothers and sisters wondering who and when 🤔, let your faith lead. I know for a fact that there are great men and great women, waiting. A matched mate is meant for you.

If you try to work it, He can’t. When you release 🙌🏾 your desire, He perfects it.

Do not settle. If it’s not working, let it go before God. If it’s gone, you move on. If it’s God, it will return and be good FOR you and TO you. But don’t stress. God is in control. Worship. I know this sounds simple, but it’s powerful and liberating to simply “let it go”. Oh, the peace that will flood your soul.

Be sure that you (guys and ladies) are received as a blessing. IF YOU ARE, you’ll be treated as a valued gift.

It’s perfectly okay to be ready, just don’t get in a rush. See God more than you seek for another. You are making a lifetime decision.

LADIES, it’s okay to give the man a hint and hope 😉, but never forget that he is the hunter. If you’re chasing, you are the caught cat on a bed of honey, sweet but too easy.

GUYS, get the girl who chooses value over vanity. Her vixen is there but her virtue will keep it under wraps until she can be safe to let you see – you know, on the day you can take your honey to the moon 💍.

Put in the effort and invest the time, and don’t be scatter-brained or you may never choose.

Why do I wait? Because I’m certain God will get it “just right”, with the “right one”, at the “right time”, and I refuse to be stopped on the route there. He’s never late. Perfect timing is in the waiting. 🏃🏾‍♀️ 🏃🏾

#LoveIsGoodWhenItComesCorrect

#YouAreSomeonesDelightDitchAnyDesperation

#Wait #Worship #DontWander #WorthIt

Let the Graphic Encourage You💕

Rooted…Looking for Fruit Not Nuts

#Rooted #MinistryMentoring These are the questions every preacher (and church leader) should be able to answer; along with thoughts to consider.

Who is your pastor?

What church are you a member of? (Submitted and committed in service)

How long have you been there? (In other words, how many churches have you skipped and dipped around to.)

In what area do you serve in your church? (Not what title, but where can you be found being faithful …in your church, not in your community. Charity begins at home.)

How do you handle being disappointed or upset with your pastor? Oh, you haven’t been? You sure you’re in leadership?

Getting connected is easy, staying connected takes work, Church. But, it builds character, exposes and purges weakness, gives you wisdom, and sets an example for others to follow. Church commitment adds another block to the foundation built upon The Rock.

Yes, we NEED the experiences that only church membership brings – good and bad, ups and downs – the aggravation, the rebukes, the struggles, the lean times, and the mean times (not abuse, misuse). You work and live with these conditions daily and get surprised because the same people go to church??

To fully develop as a church leader, you can’t work around or abort the process, due to the uncomfortableness and inconvenience of being a church member. Doing pop-up ministry to work “around” the church is not church leadership.

“The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.” Psalms‬ ‭128:5-6‬ ‬

It’s true, you don’t need the church to do “big” ministry these days. But, you do need your church roots to do “great” God ministry that leaves a legacy.

Do not substitute sensationalism for kingdom building and emotionalism for the anointing, claiming that churches are too constricting, traditional and dead. That’s a devil’s lie. Every church is not the same and God’s church is and will keep prevailing with excitement, destiny, and supernatural power.

You don’t want to propel to the platform just to perform but can’t answer where you come from. Popularity is not leadership. Make His name great. Be a Kingdom builder not a church-member stealer.

As you lead, don’t you want people to follow you, too? Sow the seed of being a son and daughter of your church home. It won’t be wasted time. Good pastors aren’t trying to hold you back. They are trying to make sure that what’s in you will hold up.

I know street ministry. I know community ministry. And I know church ministry. Not because I heard about it but because I’ve done and do it. And, what I can tell you is that the church is the incubator for all other ministries, from Apostle to Teacher. That’s by God’s design. Eph. 4:15-16

“Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God,” Psalms‬ ‭92:13‬ ‭KJV. I want to operate in the courts “OF OUR GOD”. ‬‬

There is a reason young oxen were yoked with the older. You’re a preacher, exegete, exposition, and lead by example with that truth for your ministry and you’ll do God proud. #AllLove 💕

#TheChurchToday #YouAreAJointSupplier #iAmForTheChurch #TheUnpopularPreaching #CommittedToTheTruthAnyhow #OilFlowsDown #StayConnected #HeCallsHeChooses #FruitfulNotNuts #iThankGodForHisChurch #ChurchLady

The Perfect Time

#ThePerfectTime

You only come this way once …just once in a lifetime. That’s all you get. Then it’s done.

Far too often people express “When I get this, I will…”, “When this is paid off, I’ll do…”, “When I make it, then we will…”, “After this is over, then I’ll make time to…”I can’t go there until this is…”. They get stuck in life’s muck.

The ideas and pressures that are given to us –that we must meet certain criteria before we LIVE– actually become the procrastinators and hindrances to enjoying life. 🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️

We are told bigger is better, faster is greater, more is the goal, excess is blessed. Vanity has its place but it’s nothing when the casket closes.

(God forbid for you, but) People do: Get the money and lose health; Get the degree and lose love; Marry the dream and mess up their mind; Build the dream house and have no peace. Don’t let the stuff be your only marker.

🗣Yessssssss, please avoid living on impulse only, carelessly. Do work your life plan and get things in order, BUT don’t plan your life away, looking for the ‘perfect’ time to start living.

There is no set of circumstances that amounts to perfection. And maybe, just maybe, what you’re trying to build on your own is waiting on you to just “live” so you can meet the right person at the #RightTime to release the predestined favor that gives you what you’ve been trying to earn.

God can do in one ‘Hello’ what takes you twenty meetings to accomplish. He has the plan to prosper you, give you life more abundantly, give you the desires of your heart, and fill your life with good things! (Jer 29:11; Jn 10:10; Ps 34; Ps 103).

You’re frustrated because you’re trying to work out what grace has already prepared for you. Be in the will of God, while on the go.

Live a life that’s worth remembering, not regretting.

Time is fleeting and fleeing.

God is okay with you giving a Yes to your heart’s yes and No to your heart’s no.

So, “the perfect time” to do the things you desire to do, is simply when you decide to do those things, (Phil 2:13). God put them there!

#InChrist #LiveLoveLaugh and you’ll last longer.

Decision Time 🤔

September is here! Used 49 times in scripture, Nine (9) symbolizes divine completeness from the Father and conveys the meaning of finality and represents the fruit of God’s Holy Spirit (Faithfulness, Gentleness, Goodness, Joy, Kindness, Long suffering, Love, Peace and Self-control, Gal. 5:22-23).

So, as you enter into this month, don’t chase anymore illusions, don’t allow anyone to put you on hold, let no one leave you hanging, and begin to accept that He has a complete plan for your life. That plan is His perfect will that will make your life whole and your decision worthwhile.

If “it” is not working, it’s time for 👉🏽you to make a final decision. YOU LET IT GO, you walk away, you slam the door, you deny all access. Take control of the actions that so gravely affect your life. Make you, your own hero or shero.

Trust that our Father will DIVINELY COMPLETE your life! And, in the process, let His fruit feed your faith.

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