A Word from Pastor Jim Hampton
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; the government shall be upon his shoulders; and His name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."
Glory to God!
The Lord is with us!
He rescues all who repent to the Lord.
He has loosed the bondage of sin!
He has risen us up from the mirey clay.
His Son has saved us all
from the death that consumes our natural man.
May His Presence live forever within us!
May we rejoice for the new life He has created within.
For, He makes us sons of the Holy Father.
Therefore, let us "Children of the Heavenly One"
Proclaim Him King of Kings
and Lord of Lords,
Forever and evermore!
Amen and Amen
Christina Eve Vidales is a passionate and dedicated serial entrepreneur and business woman who has a heart for God and His people. She is a force and innovative creator as a Publicist and Producer who specializes in Public Relations and Marketing in the Fashion, Beauty, Media and Entertainment Industries. She is also the CEO, Pro-Celebrity Makeup Artist, Wardrobe Stylist, and Image Consultant of Christina Eve Beauty Artistry since 1991.
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With her zeal and zest for life, Christina Eve brings tips, do's and dont's on your own personal style to stories and interviews from all walks of life. You can find her at a local bookstore, museum, restaurant or volunteering with children, animals and community outreach.
Jesus A Humble Servant by Chanel
Mark 10:45 ‘For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.’
Jesus was the perfect example of servant leadership. (John 13:13-15) the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Rev.19:16). The Almighty God relinquished His privileges (Phil. 2:5-8), and gave His life as a selfless sacrifice in serving others. Christ subjected Himself to the divine punishment against sin on our behalf. (Is.53:4,5; 2 Co. 5:21). Suffering the brunt of divine wrath in the place of sinners was the “cup” He spoke of having to drink in Matt. 20:22. The ransom price was paid to God the Father to satisfy His justice and holy wrath against sin. In paying it, Christ “bore our sins in His body on the cross” (1 Peter 2:24)
STRONGER BY CHOICE by Sabrina Williams
STRONGER BY CHOICE
Stronger is not what you see.
Stronger does not have a shape, color or personality.
Stronger is the person that changes in the moment to help their mind, body and spirit to heal.
Stronger is a willingness to help others even when you feel weak or inadequate.
Stronger is knowing you are strongest because of faith in God or what ever your higher power is.
Stronger is taking that next step day after day.
Stronger is the smile you have no matter what.
Stronger is you. You are stronger.
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. I make the sunset and the sunrise, in all their splendor. I put the stars in the sky, so that they will light up the night with a beautiful glow. I also, beheld all of you before the world saw, and I liked what I had made. The ultimate beauty, however, is what I see in your heart. A beautiful person is beautiful to ME, when the heart is beautiful and kind. To be of beautiful heart, you must have kindness inside it, overflowing with love for your fellow man and woman.
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.
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.
Award-winning Songwriter & Gospel Music Clinician Carlton Burgess Presents The 6th Annual Hymn Lovers Conference April 5 – April 7, 2018 in Tampa, FL
(Tampa, FL) – January 4, 2018 – Hymns have always been the musical bedrock of the Church. But recently, there has been a shift to replace classic hymns with more contemporary songs. There is one sacred music composer who believes there is room for both. With a vision of keeping the hymns alive in churches all over the globe, Gospel songwriter and recording artist Carlton Burgess created the Hymn Lovers Conference in 2012. This year’s conference will be held in Tampa, Florida, from Thursday, April 5th to Saturday, April 7th and will feature GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter David Frazier, known for penning Hezekiah Walker’s most popular hits including “Power Belongs To God”, “Second Chance”, “We Made It” and “I Need You To Survive”. In addition to a seminar featuring Frazier, the conference will include a variety of topics relevant to ministers of music, choir directors, church musicians, Gospel artists, songwriters and lovers of hymns. Those interested in registering for the upcoming Hymn Lovers Conference can do so at http://www.hymnloversconference-org.webs.com.
Feature Business with Jerry Green Gospel Production and Entertainment
What is your company’s vision?
To provide Great Gospel music , Promoting independent and national artists and presenting awards to individuals that labor for our Lord.
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