A Word from Pastor Jim Hampton
2 Corinthians 9:8
"God will generously provide all you need. Then you always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others."
Praise You, Father!
Your love is abounding.
I know I am always in Your thoughts.
Your goodness and mercy follow me all of my days.You love; You forgive; You answer my need!
Keep on Dreaming
I remember when I was little and would read books of different places all over the book. I would dream of someday actually arriving at that location. I would image, eating their cuisine and even dancing with them in different parades. Sometimes with all the activities I dreamt about, I would be exhausted.
But I shared this, just to say, KEEP ON DREAMING!! In Genesis 38: Joseph had a dream that he would rule over his family and it came to pass. No matter how hard they tried to suppress him, he still rose to rule over them. KEEP ON DREAMING!!
There going to be people in the world that is going to try to suppress you but hold faithful to God unchanging hand. God will ensure ALL your dreams come true.
Answering The Question by Sabrina Williams
The Bible never ceases to amaze me. I have read the Bible verses, John 11:25-26, (NIV) hundreds of times.
Currently: Founder/ Overseer/Adviser for Power To Stand Outreach Ministries International Ordained Elder of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (29 + years) Real Estate Sales Consultant for Envision Realty Services, Toastmaster and Christian Entertainer. Possessing the ability to effectively teach the word of God using light comedy(at times) delivering the uncompromising truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A BEAUTIFUL PLACE by Larry Corkins
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, people often say. I, however behold a different kind of beauty, for I AM the One Who makes all things beautiful. I make the flowers in the ground, that grow to make the world a more beautiful place.
Editor In Chief Kimberly Porter
Thank you for reading this issue of eLATION magazine!!!
God prepares us for His assignment by “calling” (His Mission for each of us). eLATION magazine is excited about spreading the Good News of the Gospel of our LORD and Savior. Our prayer is for God to continue to refresh our mind with His WORD as we focus on Him and His Purpose-Same Mind (the Mind of Christ), the same Purpose (God’s Purpose). God trains us in a variety of ways that will prepare us for His Mission.
What you will find in the pages of eLATION magazine is a collection of God inspired instructive articles written by real, authentic, realistic Disciples of Christ who work hard to live for Kingdom purpose, and speak boldly about our LORD and Savior. “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: 11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day” (2 Timothy 1:8-12) King James Version (KJV).
We are honored to share the work of so many committed and thoughtful people. Please visit the Our Contributors page to see the wonderful contributors and read their bios. Also, feel free to leave comments on the articles to share your thoughts or ask the author a question.
Please take some time to get to know the layout of eLATION magazine. You will notice the diverse categorizations of articles. You can look at one classification at a time, or just peruse the articles on the home page to choose which to read first.
We appreciate your support and are so happy to have you as a reader of eLATION magazine. God trains us in a variety of ways that will prepare us for His Mission, “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began”, (2 Timothy 1:9).
Be Tremendously Blessed,
Kimberly Porter, M.Ed.
Editor in Chief
Founder of eLATION Magazine
Elation Magazine, owned by Kimmie Robinson, is an inspirational magazine that focuses on spreading the word of God to the world, and uplifting souls worldwide. In this video are just a few inspirational messages to encourage and introduce you to Elation Magazine.
Happy Freedom Month to all my Family in the Lord! We have freedom in God through His Son, Jesus Christ!
Feature Pastor Bamidele Bello
We Are Free
“So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed”
Holding this message in your hands today is not by accident and is not by error. This message is an awakening revival of your mind, spirit, soul, and body and to let you know that you are no more in any bondage of Satan or so called Devil. The son of God “Jesus Christ” has set you and I free from the bondage attacked of the enemies. And Whoever Jesus Christ set free is free indeed. One thing is to be set free by God, and another thing is to understand that you are no more under the bondage or attack of the enemy. Jesus Christ came to give all those that believe abundant blessing according to John 10:10 “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” The plans of God
Feature Krystal A Livingston
Krystal A. Livingston – Music Bio
Singer/Songwriter, Actress and Playwright, Krystal A. Livingston, has been gracing audiences with her God-given gifts since the age of 6. Born and raised in Bronx, NY to Southern parents; she began singing in youth/young adult choirs, praise teams and performing in musicals all over the nation. In high school (Cardinal Spellman High School), she joined and eventually directed the Gospel Choir. While attending the University of New Haven (UNH), in Connecticut; she founded and then directed the UNH Gospel Choir until she graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science. She returned to UNH in 2005 to obtain her Master’s degree in National Security & Public Safety. During that time, she became the university’s first Adjunct Professor to teach Gospel Music Performance.
Feature Business with Shelton Fortenberry, Jr. The proprietor of Keep On Pushing Enterprises
Shelton Fortenberry, Jr., is the proprietor of Keep On Pushing Enterprises, a parent company to growing number of subsidiaries. It is his desire to build an entire conglomeration focused directly upon YOU. At Keep On Pushing Enterprises, Shelton offers motivation through speech to today's youth with K.O.P.E., his acronymed subsidiary which encourages our youth to learn and exhibit coping skills by never giving up. Being a licensed Home Loan Originator in the state of Texas has afforded Shelton the opportunity to see the huge obstacles that credit challenges place upon our community. d.
Elder Ernest Richard Bio
Founder/ Overseer/Adviser for Power To Stand Outreach Ministries International. Ordained Elder of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (29 + years) Real Estate Sales Consultant for Envision Realty Services, Toastmaster and Christian Entertainer....Possessing the ability to effectively teach the word of God using light comedy(at times) delivering the uncompromising truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ................... Accomplishments: Currently serving as Vice President of the Washington/Virginia District of Ministry To Men; Inducted into Covington's " Who's Who" of Professional Executives (Sept 2012).....The 2010 Radio Pioneer award(25+ yrs of service) CT. Holla-Back Gospel Music Awards Showcase. Appeared as the "First Ever" Spot light" feature"Program Director in the nationally syndicated magazine Gospel U.S.A(Sept.-Oct.2010 edition) Currently serving as Mentor/Adviser for the Gospel dept.@ WNHU 88.7 Fm, West Haven, Ct.(log onto www.wnhu.net It's music that "ministers to your mind and sets your "Soul" on "fire") Radio name: Preacher 7:19 (seven-nineteen). Account Executive and Announcer for WBGR-Radio, Lanham, MD.
Pastor Virgina Singleton’s Bio
Pastor Virginia Scott Singleton is married to Deacon Ernest J. Singleton, Sr. They have been married for 45 years and have 2 sons; 1 daughter; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. She graduated from West Florence High School in 1972 and Almeda University, Boise Idaho in 2002 with a 4.0 GPA. Pastor Singleton received her Divine call to preach and was licensed into the gospel ministry in 1986. She was ordained in 1990 and was the second female to become ordained by the Pee Dee Baptist Association to preach the Word of God. God called her out of the Carver Street Baptist Church to become the pastor of the Divine Church of Deliverance where she has been the under shepherd for almost 16 years. Currently enrolled at the Dallas Theological Seminary.
It’s Time with Minister Terrance Givens
There's order and a set time for a lot of things but all times we should love God and his people. So many people are hurting, going through struggles, troubles and trials, that they need somebody who knows it's time to love on them, lend It's time!
Senior Pastor Michael F. Jones
SPIRITUAL & COMMUNITY LEADER, VISIONARY
AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Reverend Michael Fulton Jones, Sr. has a great enthusiasm for God's Word and people. His commitment is exemplified through service and by living the principle based on "the least of these." At the heart of this principle is the belief that God can take the life of those counted out, the oppressed, the overlooked and by His grace change lives and raise a standard allowing them to walk in a new way of life.
I am a survivor of Domestic Violence. I know that God loves you and He wants only what is best for you. You are so unique and beautiful to God. He wants you to know that this is not love. When you are ready to leave your abuser, God will be waiting for you with opening arms. Abuse is not a form of love but of hate. The Bible says in John 3: 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. He gave His life for you! He is such a lovely Father. Please Pray to God and watch what He will do for your life. I know its uneasy to leave and you feel trapped, but my God will find a way of your escape. He cares for You.
“The Burning Bush”
In the message “The Burning Bush” we saw how God spoke to Moses in a miraculous way. And, although we don’t know for sure, we considered that God may have placed several burning bushes along Moses’ path and called him in a variety of ways during his time as a shepherd. After forty years of relative solitude, Moses was to ready to listen.
When Moses approached the bush and heard God call his name, he simply replied “Here I am” (Exodus 3:4). Moses had no idea how the next few moments would change his life. Initially, he didn’t even know it was God who called. But God was at work, and Moses’ answer signaled his availability to respond.
However, though Moses drew near and was available, he was not yet prepared to hear God’s call.
“‘Do not come any closer,’ God said. ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.'”
Sandals were in constant contact with the ground. They were continually stepping in dirt, and “other messes” left from the animals. It was unthinkable to allow something so unclean to be in contact with the holy ground of God’s presence. This act of reverence was expected – even demanded – by God.
Our relationship with Jesus Christ should produce great assurance; “In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence” (Ephesians 3:12). But as we approach the throne, we must always remember He is the King and the Creator of ALL things. He has invited us into an intimate relationship, but we must never attempt to enter into God’s presence with a casual or assuming attitude.
If we desire to hear from God, we must first establish time which is free of distractions – we must be able to see where He is burning and listen for His call. Then we must have an available heart which daily cries out “Here I am!” Finally, we must draw near in reverent and humble submission.
The presence of God demands holiness, it creates holiness…it IS holiness! “For it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy'” (1 Peter 1:16). Without the presence of God, our churches and homes are nothing but walls and a roof, and our lives are nothing but empty shells of flesh. But as we love and worship Him with all our heart, His presence resides within us and we can live with purpose and direction.
Through faith in Jesus we have become His living temple. Let’s take off our sandals by confessing and repenting of ALL that is unclean in our life, all that has been soiled with worldly messes. Let’s live every day and take every step to honor Him; for we are His, and we are standing on holy ground.
Have a Christ Centered Day!
God’s Daily Word Ministries
**** Reading Plan ****
Oct 10 Jeremiah 14:11-16:15; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-3:13; Psalm 80:1-19; Proverbs 25:1-5