Time To Heal

Thank you Pennsylvania. You were the ‘Key’stone to prayers answered, course correction for our nation and the rebuilding of key institutions to help our citizens like public health, social services, the financial systems, and more.

Georgia, Nevada, Arizona we know you are next as the voices of the people have resounded across the nation in the majority for change and demonstrated the integrity of our voter system. As every vote was and continues to be counted, the numbers don’t lie. The nation wants and has delivered a change for the Common Good of the Country.

Time to heal. Time to bridge the divides. Time to address the underbelly of racism and domestic terrorists who seek to undermine this country and its stability. Be on the alert and if you see something, say something. Someone thwarted an attempted gun assault on vote counters in Philly’s Convention Center in a vain attempt to stop the vote count.

Time to rebuild. Time to take our public health crisis seriously. Time to address the disparities felt by the disenfranchised, poor, illiterate, homeless, and more.

Biden can’t do this alone. It takes God, prayer and the will of the people to undue this damage and both mend and sew back into the fabric of this nation those persons who feel defeated at their candidates loss. As in the time of Lincoln and the Civil War, it is incumbent upon us all to no longer sit on the sidelines but to actively engage in this healing process and rebuilding in our communities through active participation or initiation of Town Hall discussions, outreach events, seeking public office, working as mentors, tutors, in our church-based organizations and more.

Put your faith into action for as Christians we are called to action at this pivotal moment in USA and world history because our footprint goes beyond USA borders.

Standing Firm On God’s Word

The stronger you grow in your walk of Faith, the larger the target on your back for Satan.
The devil will pursue the weak in spirit in order to use them in spiritual warfare so that he can attack the stronger ones in faith around them.
“Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,” Hebrews 12:12

I learned the hard way that not fervently praying everyday over your household and all its members, creates an opening for Satan to come in.
When my other half, my husband, fell into divers temptations in adultery, covetedness, and began committing ungodly transgressions, I was blindsided that the head of our house whom I upheld and was sure of his strength in The Word, had backslid into behaviors God had delivered him from and was on the path to spiritual destruction.

He opened the door to Satan into our marriage, facilitating Satan’s plan to steal, kill and destroy what God has done in our lives. It was spiritual warfare and Satan had infected him which meant his target was me too.
As my husband Kunle and I were united as One by God, killing my husband in the spirit would affect me too and I wasn’t going to allow that to happen as he needed my prayers to help pull him out of his sin-sickness. For, when one in the body is sick, we are all subject to the fall. It is at this time that we have to magnify our prayer life. Having a consistent, fervent prayer life is the only path to: 1) pleasing God; 2) growing closer to God; 3) avoiding sin; 4) having prayers answered; 5) staving off Satan; 6) protecting and covering your household; 7) expelling Satan from your life; 8) receiving guidance from God on the path you should take; 9) hearing God’s voice; and 10) gaining strength for the spiritual battles ahead.
As women of God, we are dear to Our Father as we nurture, Love/love and mind His children. God trusts us to step in when our husbands fall and lose their way and due to sin, cannot lead the family. This is when our knees darken from kneeling constantly in prayer. Our bodies lay prostrate before God begging Him to hear our cries and pleas for His Divine intervention so that our loved one’s paths are course-corrected. The Word tells us to pray for the weak and those overtaken in sin and we as women and prayer warriors, God expects us to pray our loved ones out of their disobedience, darkness and sin back to God’s marvelous Light.
Women of God never lose hope or give up on your loved ones for your strength covers their weaknesses if you remain consistent in prayer and enjoy a strong prayer life with God, in the end, no matter the amount of time it may take to pull them out of their muck and mire, God Will! For He is Able to do the impossible if we have faith and believe it done before it ever manifest sin the physical. God only wants to see how bad we want it. He wants to see the conviction and faithfulness from us about the issues we lay at His Feet!

I encourage all women to Suit Up ladies and put on the Whole Armor of God in order to battle on the spiritual level for the lost souls of our Loved/loved ones. Amen 🙏🏽

Women Are Special to God

Have you ever noticed how in the scriptures men are always going up into the mountains to commune with the Lord?

Yet in the scriptures we hardly ever
hear of women going to the mountains.
But we know why — right?

Because the women were too busy
keeping life going;
they couldn’t abandon babies,
meals,
homes,
fires,
gardens,
and a thousand responsibilities to make the climb into the mountains!

I was talking to a friend the other day,
saying that as modern woman
I feel like I’m never “free” enough
from my responsibilities,
never in a quiet enough space
I want with God.

Her response floored me,
“That is why God comes to women.
Men have to climb the mountain to meet God, but God comes to women where ever they are.”

I have been pondering on her words for weeks and have searched my scriptures
to see that what she said is true.
God does in deed come to women
where they are,
when they are doing their ordinary,
everyday work.

He meets them at the wells
where they draw water for their families,
in their homes,
in their kitchens,
in their gardens.

He comes to them
as they sit beside sickbeds,
as they give birth,
care for the elderly,
and perform necessary mourning and burial rites.

Even at the empty tomb,
Mary was the first to witness Christ’s resurrection,
She was there because she was doing the womanly chore of properly preparing Christ’s body for burial.

In these seemingly mundane
and ordinary tasks,
these women of the scriptures found themselves face to face with divinity.

So if — like me — you ever start to bemoan the fact that you don’t have as much time to spend in the mountains with God as you would like. Remember, God comes to women. He knows where we are and the burdens we carry. He sees us, and if we open our eyes and our hearts we will see Him, even in the most ordinary places and in the most ordinary things.

He lives. And he’s using a time such as this to speak to women around the world.

Shared from Angela Burris

We Plant Not For Ourselves, But For The Kingdom

Train a child up in the way of The Lord and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

You are your child’s first teacher of the goodness of The Lord and His sacrifice for us. We are the farmers planting the seeds of God’s Word to one day reap a harvest for The Kingdom of God!

I remember when my son was growing up we had a tradition, a morning routine. First, it was our prayer of thanksgiving for being allowed to see a new day upon waking. Then, a prayer of gratefulness for a roof over our heads, food to eat, heat, lights, a sound mind, and family and friends who shared our faith. Finally, before we left our home, a prayer for protection while out and about amongst the world.

There were times when my mind would be racing with thoughts about that 8am meeting, the weather and how the traffic would be backed up or my 1.5 hour commute each way, had I forgotten anything, aftercare for my son if needed. Was everything ready and other thoughts of the day ahead. On those days, after breakfast I would be rushing my son to “hurry up, let’s go!” And God would use him to slow me down by saying, “mommie, we can’t leave until we pray the prayer of protection!”

Training your child to be a blessing to God’s Kingdom is both our responsibility and our gift of thanksgiving back to God for allowing us the great honor of being caretakers of His children but for a short time. Model God’s Love in all you do because they are sponges who don’t miss a thing and are constantly watching your actions and how you treat others. You are their template. Remember that! They may stray, but they won’t depart. Amen 🙏🏽

It’s Not Over, Until God Says It’s Over!

A Word From Brother Julius:
God will give you the grace to put everything that should be controlled in your life under control. Every evil power assigned to pollute you and any conspiracy in the covens to kill you has been scattered and destroyed. Power that will lead you to uncommon testimonies will be bestowed upon your life. God will arise and use the power that divided the red sea to fight for you. The Lord will give your enemies war and make you to be the solution to their problems in Jesus Christ. Amen!!!

Beloved have a rejoicing day with song’s of victory of Hallelujah of Dominion with glory ahead in Jesus Christ. Amen!!!

A Word From Brother Julius

In times of trouble, persecution, trials and despair, trust God. In this focus scripture, King David, who God loved dearly, but he had sinned against God’s Word, seeks His ever-loving Father’s intervention in the trials and calamities he caused himself. As we serve a living God, He did not abandon David as He knew His heart.
Psalms 13:3-4: “How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

In this new week, and weeks after, May God Almighty extend His love towards you, and towards every member of your household! May He consider and hear you, and lighten your eyes, lest you sleep the sleep of death; May He never allow your enemies to say, we have prevailed against you; and they that are troubling you may God Almighty never cause them to rejoice over you because you shall not be moved in Jesus Christ. Amen!!!

May you have a divine encounter as you worship and Fellowship at His Sanctuary with song’s of victory of Hallelujah of Dominion with glory ahead in Jesus Christ. Amen!!!

The Connection Between Communion and Reconciliation

Next Sunday is the first Sunday of the month and it is Communion Sunday in my Faith. As a child growing up in my grandfather’s church, as kids we weren’t permitted to partake of the service. We learned in our Sunday school lessons and from our parents that Communion was a sacred service only to be undertaken by those who had given their life to Christ. It was not a snack or something to be taken lightly but a solemn remembrance service of Jesus Christ’s blood sacrifice for our sins on The Cross. The breaking of bread — representing the breaking of Christ’s body, and the drinking of wine/grape juice — representing His blood, was for the redeemed of The Lord. Jesus’ purpose and ministry/mission was reconciliation of us back to God by sacrificing Himself as the final blood sacrifice for our sins. So, to eat and drink unworthily is damnation to our souls.

In my lifetime there were many times when I did not partake of Communion. Times when I was unwilling to reconcile with those who had wronged or severely hurt me. Times when childish pride felt the offenders should make the first move. Times when I went to the offenders and “reconciled” but not wholeheartedly, especially when I saw on their faces smirks that they felt they had gotten over on me. Many times my tongue bled as I bit it to control the tongue wagging I wanted to deliver laced with Scripture. But God!

As I matured in faith, God opened my eyes to my prideful arrogance in thinking forgiveness was mine to wield. I came to the full understanding that not only must I seek forgiveness from God for being at strife with someone, but I must seek it from them too as I pursue reconciliation with them. A critical step that is required before participating in Communion again. You see, He convicted me with the reality check that He had forgiven me and my sins and withheld no good thing from me. No hesitation. No deliberation. No metered forgiveness. 100% forgiven AND, He had tossed all remembrance of my sins into the Sea of Forgetfulness. The only one who recalls them now is me when I cry as I reflect on His goodness, Grace, Love and Mercy towards me.

If you will be participating in Communion, whether the first, second, third or last Sunday of the month, I hope that you partake of it worthily, having reconciled with those that you have issue with more so for your sake, than theirs. Amen 🙏🏽

10 Key Bible Verses on Marriage! — Magnificent Obsession

Instruction from God’s Word Scripture gives men and women direction for how to relate to one another in marriage and a clear picture of the plans and purposes that God has for his people through this unique relationship. Be encouraged by the following Scriptures with commentary from the ESV Study Bible. Ephesians 5:22–27 Wives, submit to […]

10 Key Bible Verses on Marriage! — Magnificent Obsession

God Rewards 10-Fold

Never fret, get depressed or hold onto anger or pain when people you trusted used and took advantage of you. Pray for them and know that as you freely gave, God will reward you 10-fold and heal your heart while working on them so their souls are not lost to Satan.

There are those who seek to gain at other’s expense. Pray for them!

There are those who put their needs above those who God blessed them with. Pray for them.

There are those who use words recklessly, breaking Covenant with God, His Word, their vows, their promises and commitments. They are babes in Christ Jesus who suckle at the tit, not yet ready to be spoon fed nor prepare a meal. Correct them with God’s Word and pray for them.

Remember your reward comes from God for doing good to others and loving/Loving them when they don’t truly know how to love or Love back. They are still babes in Christ.
Know too, that God will show them how they mistreated the ones that He gave to be a blessing to them, but instead allowed the sinful ways of Satan to lure them to abuse God’s children for selfish gain.

Love From Afar

LOVE FROM AFAR

Sometimes in life, we must Love (Agape) people from afar. This usually is the case when they choose to take “the wide gate and broad path that leads to destruction.” Matthew 7:13

God’s Word admonishes us to separate ourselves from those whom we are not equally yoked with. Those who seek or pursue sin and, with a hardened recalcitrant heart, refuse to repent or acknowledge their sinful ways. Even if that person is your spouse, child, parent, sibling, boyfriend/girlfriend or best friend, God requires us to step away from them lest we follow them to our own destruction. “But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.” 1 Corinthians 5:11.

Those who wallow in their sin and unfruitful lives, God expects us to diligently pray for them so that if they are a backslider, that they would seek redemption, deliverance, forgiveness and restoration.

‘If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that “every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.” Matthew 18:15-17

We are all but sinners saved by God’s Grace. Everybody sins. Mature Christians sin, Pastors, Evangelists, Preachers, Priests, Teachers, Spouses, etc. We have seen some fall from Grace publicly, others we bore private witness to their destructive behaviors. The most learned of Bible scholars and anointed servants. There are truly none on earth that are righteous , The Bible says “no! Not one!”

That is the sin nature of man and woman. We are never truly delivered from sin until we are transformed to the Heavenly Spirit realm. Even so, we strive always towards the High Calling of Jesus Christ. We do not give into sin, wallow in it, nor are we to conform to it, pursue it or turn to it as a last resort.

Sin separates us from God! It separates us from one another, which is why we may need, as an act of self-preservation, to Love someone from afar!

We each must choose whom we will serve. Whom we shall follow….Christ or Satan? Good or Evil? The Word or The World?

God’s grace is designed to bring people to repentance so that they can be forgiven and restored to their Maker’s service and to each other.

Often people are not aware of the hurt they cause to others. Certainly the disciples had little idea of the grief they caused the Lord Jesus on occasions (Matthew 8:23-27). Jesus knew that believers needed to have a method of dealing with sin-separation, so He taught the disciples the need to confront sin in Love, looking for recognition of the offence, repentance and the restoration of mutual Love.

Loving from afar means that the door to forgiveness, reconciliation and restoration is and should always be open to the wayward Christian and sinner to walk through. It also means that we must throw their transgressions against us into the Sea of Forgetfulness, just as God did for us when Jesus shed His sin-free blood for us on Calvary.

Loving from afar does not necessarily mean that you restore the person to the same role or position they had had previously, but it does mean that we are to restore the person back into the Body of Christ. From there, God will decide what is next in that’s person personal journey. We have but to pray for them and their souls. Amen 🙏🏽