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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
My name is Roberto Rafo and I am nineteen years of age. When I finished high school I went off to Saint Paul University and graduated from theology and apologetics. During my time at university, I took some other programs that I earned a certificate from. Some of the other programs/courses I took were: Divine healing, Holy Spirit, Catechism (Intermediate), Public speaking, and World religions.
I was brought up in a very spiritual household. I was taught the teachings of the Roman Catholic faith, and to trust in God's plan in all circumstances. I always questioned my faith growing up, and that was one of the many reasons why I decided to study theology and apologetics in university. I find it extremely important to understand why you believe in what you believe in.
My father is a prime example in my life of suffering and pain. He had to endure many trials that made us all devastated. He lost $500,000 to his family that wouldn't return the money, we lost our beautiful home as a result of that, we had to rent from house to house and still have to today, and plenty more. I look up to my father. Not because of what he went through, but because of how he managed to grow his faith stronger than before.
I am currently working as a Preacher, Blogger, International Television Channel Distributor. I guess you can say that's a lot of jobs, but eh, what can you do? My father says if you can work hard now you can rest at the end.
Life is very difficult for me. I've placed my trust in Christ, but then I've also lost trust at times. Most often at my weakest points in life, I lose trust. At my highest points in life, I have trust. Then, I started thinking. Trusting in God is most notable when you're at a rock bottom point in your life. I mean, why do you have to trust in God when you're getting everything you want. But God tests us to bring out the best in us.
We are three children in my family. I'm the oldest, and then I have two younger sisters. I feel like my youngest sister is older than everyone in the family put together. She's extremely mature, strong, independent, respectful, and most important faithful. She's like Padre Pio when he slapped the reporter for his wickedness. Except, she enjoys slapping more often.
I had to learn to trust in God the hard way, however, I'm glad God put me on this path. Yes, you heard me. I'm glad I went through the trials that I did. I personally feel that if I didn't go through what I did, I wouldn't trust in God as much as I do today. I am who I am today because of the path God decided to place me on. God didn't abandon me, God didn't harm me, God didn't disappoint me. At one point, I had $3 in my account, and the Lord sent $125 into my account soon after that monthly fee was taken out.
It's very difficult to trust in God when you have nothing, but it's so easy to trust in God when you have everything you want. My Father kept losing everything in his life, however, his faith and trust continued to grow in the love and care of Jesus Christ.
Luckily, my Father received revelation throughout his times of suffering. I guess we can say that it helped him tremendously. Now, I don't want you readers to feel that just because you haven't received revelation, that means God is not with you. No. God is always with you, regardless of whether he chooses to give revelation to you or not.
I never want any reader to assume that God isn't as present with them as he is with someone who receives revelation. God is inside you, and he loves you greatly. I don't have the words to describe his great love for us all.
I must say, however, that God does speak to everyone of his followers. Now, you might be a bit confused here if you're a follower of Jesus Christ. You might be thinking that you don't receive any revelation, so how can God be speaking with you? Well, it doesn't have to be in the form of a dream or a vision or anything like that. When you pray, remain silent afterwards, and listen for God's voice. Now, what is God's voice? How do you distinguish him speaking to you verses your conscience? Many of us have a conscience that speaks to us before God. What are we to make of this? First, try your very best in the name of Jesus to refrain from sinning. Sin is what blocks the Holy Spirits connection to us. This is like someone trying to speak, but you wrap duct tape around his mouth. All you will hear is mumbling, and then that's when your conscience guesses. That's dangerous.
Also, when you're listening for God's voice, see if it matches what the Bible says. The Bible gives a description of God, and when you read the Bible, you'll certainly understand the characteristics and personality of God. A few examples are that he is loving, just, forgiving, merciful, e.t.c. God is nothing bad. He is only what is holy and good.
Therefore, if you're praying to God because someone hurt your feeling, listen to his voice. If you hear the voice in your heart saying, "Go and surprise him/her with a beating to the ground!" That's not God, that's your conscience. God would say, "Go, apologize and make things right. Bring a gift and an apology card."
If you have a problem with a friend that betrayed you, and you hear, "Don't forgive him, he hates you and he's talking bad about you." That's not the voice of God, that's your conscience. God says, "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."
Listen for the right answer. He will answer you every time so long as you believe and trust in him.
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I am excited to share my spiritual life lessons with all of you. I thank you sincerely for joining me on this journey. I will be sharing every spiritual lesson I've learned in my life, every story of my father's life, every spiritual dream I had that came true, absolutely everything!
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God bless you all always,
Roberto W Rafo.