And people came out of wheelchairs. This passage is a prophecy of the coming Messiah and what He will do. We had a big crusade there about six weeks ago with 120,000 people. You can wave it all goodbye. And the day of vengeance of our God; But I never thought of preaching in the pulpit. It was a mansion built in the early 1900s in memory of the departed wife of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson. Don Mariano, the owner of The Ruins, in his grief due to the death of his wife, might have not really let go of his mourning. Isn't it beautiful that God says He can give you beauty for ashes? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. She promised that in time, I can say "Beauty for ashes" - just like she has - and mean it. Isaiah 61:3 says, "to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.". Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson (top left) and his wife, Maria Braga Lacson (top right). Sometimes they happen with a family member. I don’t select the ads displayed here but generated by advertising software. She said, " I wouldn't want to be quoted, but don't do that.". I learned that this life isn’t about ME. I knew a few people on the American Embassy who were Christians. Join me now as we explore God’s word and discover what it takes to become a true Christian! That out of sadness and hurt will come strength and victory. God is in our every details of our life. The Lord said something to me. I couldn't believe it. Even in high school, my view on God was way wrong. The Hebrew word for beauty here refers to a fancy headdress, tiara, ornament, or turban. He was about to fall out of his chair he was laughing so hard. You can take that and let it bury you and you can carry that wound, but if you give it to Jesus, He will give you something beautiful. it helps to pay the bills and keeps this website running. The technical man came the next day, and he said, "I want to talk to you about some things you need to be careful about. Her bones had begun to decay and she had lost the arch in her left foot. I was frightened. I’m glad you learned a lot from this blog. When I first started to travel, I just started with radio, basically, and had a fifteen-minute a day weekly radio program. ", He said, "Well, you can wave that goodbye. All I see is ruins but I believe God for restoration. By doing so, he is trading his ashes for beauty. Now, here’s something we need to understand. And they shall repair the ruined cities, The technical man, who was coming in from New York City, was not a Christian. P.S. CBN's ministry is made possible by the support of our CBN Partners. In the ancient culture, pouring ashes on their heads is a practice that symbolizes mourning and sorrow. She even let me pray with her because she experienced the death of her husband the year before. Thank you, Jesus. It reads: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Now, remember: I had never done this before in my life and so I was SO anointed. ", I said, "I believe I will do it." Through the faithful and worried prayers of those around me (thanks mom! In the ancient culture, pouring ashes on their heads is a practice that symbolizes mourning and sorrow. AND If He did exist, I questioned whether or not I really wanted a part of Him. The phrase beauty for ashes is interesting. ), I began to return to my faith. So there you have it. We love that. Don't give the money to the government first. The roof was added to make the place friendlier to visitors. He will surely give us beauty for ashes. Everybody gets wounded. Hallelujah! You will never do it. Absolutely heartwarming and beautiful. You need to surrender your ashes to the true God. The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; Change ). God will not only rebuild things, but He will restore the original beauty and the Edenic paradise that was once here on earth. Now, I’m not saying this with 100% certainty. All you need to do is wait for Yahweh and He will surely give you beauty for your ashes. I had home Bible studies. So delighted this encouraged you, thanks for visiting! This was unheard of. So, what are the ashes in your life? Do you have ashes in your life that you want to give to God? Former President Ronald Reagan: 'I am Born Again and I am a Bible Believer'. I told them, "I am here to do a satellite broadcast. I had never preached in our church, never thought of it. I first heard the phrase "Beauty for Ashes" from a friend about a year ago. "How could you be so stupid? Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives' tales. Allow the wind of the Holy Spirit to blow them away. Even in high school, my view on God was way wrong. To proclaim the acceptable year of Yahweh, The phrase beauty for ashes is interesting. I gave it to Him. What Does 'Beauty for Ashes' Really Mean? Honestly, this made me really wonder if I wanted anything to do with God. It has never been done before, and it has never been done since. Don Mariano, who was greatly devastated by the loss of his wife, decided to build the Italian-inspired mansion in their 440-hectare plantation in Talisay, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. 5 Powerful and Vital Lessons from the Life of Samson, What Does it Mean to Put your Hand on the Plow and Look Back? © 2020 The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., A nonprofit 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization. I am passionate about inspiring people to find their God-given purpose in life. I think we concentrate on the beauty, but unless you give Him your ashes, you don't get the beauty. But in this point, I just want to focus more on verse 3 where it says, Christ will give us, “beauty for ashes.”. Do you know how God will give you beauty for ashes? And he didn't do it. This is just my guess and I could be wrong, but it is a possibility. I needed this today, God is about to do this for me… why else would I stumble upon these words today, I was looking for something else and found the comfort of my savior and king, thank you so much for being a light today for me in dark situations, blessings to you. However, it was instead preserved in its ruined state and now has become a tourist attraction. ", "You have to take $5,000 for the government, you have to take a technical man who knows how to do it, and then you take a staff person.". "Could you come to the hotel and pick up this gift from Harold Bredesen? By doing so, you will see how Yahweh will give beauty for your ashes, comfort for your mourning, and restoration for the things you have lost. To give them beauty for ashes, I took the $5,000. The mansion stood beautifully for a few years until World War II broke out. I got there first with my staff person. What does it mean, Beauty for Ashes? Through this process, the awful decisions and experiences I went through began to come back up. Lastly, I get commissions for purchases made through my Amazon affiliate links in this website. Everybody has wounds; everybody has ashes--and all kinds of them. Instead, train yourself to be godly. Don’t let it destroy your life any further and make you bitter. We may weep and we may mourn, but the Word of God says: Beauty for Ashes Transformation House — Father's Heart Healing Ministries A residence for women exiting human trafficking, the sex trade and addiction. What are ashes? There is a plan where you give Him your ashes. You would understand that if you had grown up in that day. God made it possible for you to know. I said, "David, get him out of the wheelchair! : Have you been to The Ruins in Negros or you’re planning to go there? The assistant pastor was standing beside him. Neither did my husband. He said, "When you are not, I want you to sit down. Please pray for me. I want to say something, but it is very confidential. She had not walked in 10 years. What does it mean to dwell in the secret place of the Most High (Psalms 91:1)?