Praise the Lord! Today, July 13, is my 57th spiritual birth day. And as the loving Lord called John and James on the same day, He saved me and my elder brother, Habel, on the same night. We have experienced inexpressive joy of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of Christ has brought so many people to Christ through us. Sing with us the song of praise below. If you have not committed yourself to Christ do it as you read this message. He is closer to you than your nose is close to your mouth. Praise the Lord. If you have committed yourself to Christ, be assured that He is able to save and keep. This is why Christ said: “all those that the Father gives me, nothing can snatch them from my hand.”
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 
3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. 
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 
5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. 
6 Come, let us bow down in worship, and let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; 
7 for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you hear his voice, 
8 do not harden your hearts.

Interestingly my official apostolic succession is: John 13. Since there are twelve Patriarchs before me named John. This includes St. John Chrysostom who prayed:Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting Amen”
........................................................ John XIII

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