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Youth

The Water of Uncertainty

The greatest challenge for the human mind is how to have unwavering belief in that which cannot be proven. As humans we seek to find the empirical evidence in everything. What we fail to realize is that everything we know can be questioned with the same logic.

Business

With Get Success Publishing!

What are some of your programs that you use to prepare girl into becoming princesses? Not sure this pertains to our company, but we use an international exposure of their published books to create a very positive image. By Nancy Mattox

Men

Ye Have Not, Because Ye Ask Not

Many of our Lords Words have been portrayed by man as clichés and superficial, one dimensional meanings. In the Christian family, we regurgitate most of what we've heard without an intimate, detailed study of that particular thing. If it rolls off the tongue well, then it must be supreme Truth and the sanctuary goes wild (in my sports announcers’ voice).

The Founder

Kimmie Robinson, 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.

Senior Pastor Michael F. Jones Bio

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. Pastor Michael F. Jones is a highly recognized community and spiritual leader who serves with excellence and integrity as Senior Pastor of Friendly Temple M.B. Church. He has made a significant impact in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area with a special focus on community revitalization, outreach and development. Through his efforts, over $100+ million dollars has been invested in the St. Louis metropolitan area and surrounding communities.

In 1996, Pastor Jones created Robert Fulton Community Development, Inc. and also serves as Board Chairman. Robert Fulton was designed to invest in the North St. Louis community area and provide developmental programs to enrich the lives of residents. This advocacy has and continues to promote stable communities that result in self-sufficiency, empowerment, and growth. Throughout the years, many programs were birthed from Robert Fulton Development, Inc. that includes but is not limited to the Arlington Grove Project, job training and placement, the VITA Tax Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and the Drug and Alcohol program entitled, “Free N One,” plus much more.

In 2003, the Friendly Senior Village Apartments were established, through funding from HUD and a partnership with St. Andrew’s Management Services, with a mission in mind to empower elders to live a wholesome, productive and secure life in a community of peaceful surroundings. Pastor Jones currently serves as Board President of Friendly Village Apartments which has 110 apartment units. Pastor Jones has many affiliations with other organizations and serves on boards such as Mission Metro St Louis, Francis Schaffer Institute, 100 Black Men, ARCHS and Missouri Baptist University.

Pastor Jones’ educational accomplishments include an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with minors in Marketing and Management. He attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri where he received his Master of Arts Degree in General Theological Studies. Pastor Jones has also studied extensively abroad in Rome, France, Switzerland and Jerusalem. He and his wife, Phyllis, are proud parents of three children, Kawonza (Angus), Michael, II (Brittany) and Joshua and the proud grandparents of granddaughter Nyla Camille (Angus and Kawonza) and grandson Michael, III (Michael and Brittany).

Jesus A Humble Servant by Senior Pastor Michael F. Jones

Mark 10:45

As I prepare to put pen to paper and consider the theme, "Jesus a Humble Servant", I’m interested to see what insight and inspiration John Mark provides for us as we peep into the life of our Lord. I’m always excited to reflect upon the work of Jesus but, I am also challenged because the examples he set for us, of servant leadership and supreme sacrifice, are now unpopular choices amongst disciples, particularly of this current generation which is influenced by a changing culture. Frankly speaking, humility, grace and service to others are becoming like ancient relics or discarded artifacts that, although worthy of so much, tend to hold little value.

Yet, this present season of celebration of the arrival of a special gift should force our faith upward and fix every disciple's attention upon the greatest act of charity demonstrated and applied upon the human race. Brothers and Sisters, this was an act of love that continues to impact us and what’s most impressive is, it was given freely and made available to all who desire to open the gift. This is why this season reminds us of the joy Jesus brought to the world and how angels sang at His birth, but also it should prick us to remembrance of the reason for His blessed arrival.

Philippians 2 says, God humbled himself and left glory to enter into earth’s realm and surrendered himself to the cross so men and women could cash in on eternal benefits provided by work earned at the expense of a servant’s sacrifice.

John Mark the evangelist says that Jesus, while going to Jerusalem, took his disciples aside and told them what would happen with his life. He informed them that the Son of Man would be delivered over to chief priests and teachers of the law who would condemn him to death and hand him over to Gentiles who also would mock and kill him, but three days later he would rise.

From this amazing and arresting discussion of a servant’s sacrifice comes a selfish request of brothers who want position, power, and prominence at the expense of somebody else and the exclusion of others. Mark reports in verse 36 that Jesus asked, "What do you want me to do for you?” What’s amazing is these two sons of Zebedee could have asked for anything yet what they requested revealed the condition of their hearts.

These fellows were lead disciples of Jesus, for James and John were with him in private during significant events such as, on the Mount of Transfiguration, in the Garden of Gethsemane and in the room with Jarius during the raising of his daughter from the dead. These disciples were well thought of and honored yet they revealed a flaw in their character by requesting to sit one on his right and other on his left in the kingdom.

It is at this point that Jesus asked a probing and provocative question, “Can you drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?” He spoke of his death… What these disciples didn’t understand was being next to Jesus or simply being great required sacrificial servitude… Jesus said, “Let the greatest among you be a servant!” However, their ambition was to be seen as great, not to be great. Their desire was to be seen as special, not to be special.

John C. Maxwell, famous leadership mentor, said this, "True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not to enrich the leader". No matter in what capacity you serve, your success isn't defined by how much you personally achieve but how much those you influence achieve. If you want to learn leadership, go to the greatest book on leadership ever written—the Bible.

These men wanted greatness without being great. These men wanted rank and position so they could exalt themselves.

It is apparent that James and John did not fully understand the process and pain required in order to be Great. They are about to learn that before a disciple may receive this title of “greatness", each must first submit to a test which ultimately produces a testimony.

We all need to know that greatness requires the following:

Cost of Greatness - Minister v.43 - If you want to be great then one must minister and that word suggest sacrifice meaning lose to win; last to be first; weak to be strong. This title is for one who lives for others. The cost of ministry is being hurt but not quitting because servants sacrifices feelings for the sake of others. True ministry will cost you time and attention, ultimately what use to be about you becomes about others. Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better society and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. The servant-leader shares power puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. Servant leadership isn't about positions and titles.

Consequences of Greatness - v.44 - When asked about greatness, the Lord took a child in Matthew 18 and said, “Except you be as a child you can’t enter into the kingdom”. Greatness begins with losing your old self to humility and finding your new self in service for the Kingdom. Essentially, he’s saying that we can’t be great until we died to our old man and become new in him, which simply means being born again and discipled to greatness. When Jesus speaks of drinking from the cup He is to drink from, He is alluding to the suffering His calling will lead Him through.

This same symbol of the cup is used by Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane when Jesus asks if the cup of suffering can pass …. (Matthew 26:39).

In this context, baptism is used by Jesus as another idiom for EXTREME SUFFERING. Jesus was telling them that they would experience similar suffering in their lives. James was the first of the Apostles to be martyred (Acts 12:1-2), and John was the last to die after experiencing the pain of exile and persecution.

Case for Greatness – v.45 - …not to be ministered but to minister and give his life a ransom for many. He states his case, at his expense, for greatness and our case for redemption. Christ is great because he surrendered to the cross by laying down his life and shedding his blood. He paid our debt in full.

This is why we worship a Lion who was once a Lamb.

Yes, that lamb who shed his blood for the remission of sins.

Now we are not only citizens of the Kingdom but candidates for Greatness.

We don’t want to sit at his right or left but we want to bow at his feet.

For every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that he is Lord!
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Be Grateful by Apostle Irvin Whitlow

Be Grateful!

Perhaps one of the greatest neglects of today’s time is use of the words thank you. Many people have concluded that it’s no longer a necessity. The Bible says, in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Thanks is the gratitude that shows what you are genuine for and the attitude of your heart. In 2Timothy 3 we are told that men will be “unthankful” meaning unappreciative for what it given to them or earned by them.

What’s ironic is that people are only thankful during the thanksgiving season; however, the world has made it challenging to be thankful when they’ve turned a time of feasting into a time of shopping. Nevertheless, God still expects his people to always show gratitude for all he has done for them.

Notice that Jesus came to give you life and that more abundantly so whatever God causes you to acquire is a good reason to show gratefulness.

So the text says where your treasure is there your heart will be also... consider what you see as treasure... what is it that you really place value on? What you value is what you care for. What you value is what you protect. Here’s a question for you: do you value your possessions, your position, or your passions... how about your salvation and sanity? What about your family and friends. I would suggest that you don’t place more value on things than the people God has blessed you with.

Be grateful for the blessings you have... be grateful for the people in your life... be grateful for the opportunity to serve God’s purpose... just be grateful!!!

Faith Heals The Wounded by Pastor Angela Walker

Faith Heals The Wounded
Mark 5:34

Here we find Jesus as he went down to Decapolis and from there to Jaruis house to heal his daughter. On his way he passes through another city with people all around him who are sick, diseased, heartbroken and wounded.
No matter what city you go to whether it's big or small, beautiful or not so fair, known or unknown, large population or small population YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND HURTING WOUNDED PEOPLE. There's thousands and millions of people who need a touch from Jesus.
We know Jesus is not here with us physically but yet he never leaves a void. He left his servants who are available through Christ to help, heal and pray for the hurting wounded people.

Close but yet so far

Notice the multitudes of people pressing against Jesus trying to get close to him physically but yet so far spiritually. But this woman when she heard about Jesus was far physically but yet so close spiritually. Today we people who go to church three times a week , read the word , hear the preach word but still have or don't display this woman faith. This woman step out wounded, step out on faith coming with all her years of issues, sickness, and wounded. People believe they should come to church and leave their issues outside the door. Absolutely not!! Bring you, your sickness, issues, brokenness and wounds with you. Bring it before the throne of Grace.

Everyone don't want you healed

You must know the difference. They all look the same and act the same but your discernment is key in your healing. There are different types of people in the crowd. People who were thankful for Jesus healing them prior and wanted to be in the midst. There were people there who heard about Jesus as a healer and wanted to get healed. There were people there who were haters, watching, blocking and reporting hoping to get in the way of your breakthrough, breakout and you healing.

Faith moves Jesus

This woman came with 12 years of issues. She was wounded from spending all of her money. She was wounded by trusting in physician after physician but they failed her. She was wounded from isolation. She was wounded from her sickness not getting any better but worse. But yet she had enough to come from behind, humble and with enough faith to get to Jesus. Get to Jesus not to be notice , not to get a position but get in position to be healed with just a touch. A touch on the hem of his garment and she was immediately healed.

Never let your wounds stop or decrease your faith. Jesus don't respond to the need he respond to your faith.
Get to Jesus wounded and expecting !!
Get to Jesus wounded and believing!!
Most of all Get to Jesus wounded and with FAITH and you won't leave wounded no more !!!

Blessings
Pastor Ang

SALVATION IS A GIFT FROM GOD BY REV. KAYODE OLUFEMI BAJOMO

“FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH, BUT THE FREE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.” (ROMANS 6:23).

God created us to have fellowship with Him; but because of sin fellowship with God was broken when Adam and Eve yielded to the temptation by Satan. And since Adam, man has continued to follow the path of stubborn self-will characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference towards God and godly living. Sin created a great gulf between us and God. It led to spiritual death. Through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary, sin was fully atoned for.

“The wages of sin is death…..” Romans 6: 23
“God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5: 8.
The person who does not place his or her faith in Jesus Christ will receive the wages of sin. The offer and the reward of sin is spiritual death, which ultimately lead to eternal separation from God in hell. God offers us this free gift of salvation which is eternal life, not wanting any man to perish. Through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, the gift of eternal life is given. It is not earned through human effort (Ephesians 2: 8-9), but is instead freely given through God’s grace because of what Jesus did on the cross dying as a substitute for our sin. The sins of the moment may seem fun or liberating, but they are ultimately unfulfilling and do not result in the eternal outcome we desire. The solution is faith in Christ. Salvation by grace alone means that we did absolutely nothing to earn or merit salvation. Since salvation is a gift from God, there is no ground for boasting. We have not done any thing good to earn it, because in us there is nothing good (with regards to righteous living), “for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God”. Man is born of a fallen rule, condemned because of his participation in Adam’s sin, doomed because of the fact that he has only a fallen nature, judged as one who is under dominion and power of sin, and guilty before God because of his personal sin (Romans 3:9-23; 5: 12).

Man’s problem of guilt is so great that he cannot cope with it himself; in no way can he forgive his own sin, impart eternal life to himself, clothe himself with the righteousness of God, or write his name in heaven. Man on account of the sinful nature he inherited cannot accomplish anything to better himself spiritually; human effort can never purchase salvation. God offers it freely, for it has been purchased by His son. Salvation is a gift.
The New Testament writers use different Greek words – words that emphasize the gracious and absolutely free quality of the gift. The following are two commonly used:

1) DOREA; MEANING-“a free gift”. This word lays particular stress on the gratuitous nature of the gift- it is something given above or beyond what is expected or deserved. Every New Testament occurrence of this word is related to a spiritual gift from God. It is what Jesus offers to the Samaritan woman at the well. (John 4: 10), It is called the free gift in Romans5:15, it is the “unspeakable (or indescribable) gift” in 2corinthians 9: 15. The gracious gift is identified as the Holy Spirit in Acts 2: 38; 8:30 and 11: 17.

In Romans 3:24, immediately following God’s pronouncement of our guilt, we have this use of DOREAN: “being justified freely by His grace, through the redemption in Christ Jesus.” The gift of salvation is free and the motive of the gift is nothing more than the grace of the Giver.

2) CHARISMA; MEANING- “a gift of grace”. This word is used to define salvation in Romans 5: 15 -16. Also in Romans 6:23; “for the wages of sin is death, but the GIFT (charisma) of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus, our Lord”. This same word is used in conjunction with the gift of the Spirit received after salvation (Romans 12:6; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6; 1Peter 4: 10).
Obviously, if something is a “gift of grace” it cannot be earned. Salvation is absolutely free; the true gift of God in Christ and our responsibility is to receive it by faith. (John 1: 12; 3: 16, Ephesians 2:8-9). The process of salvation comes to us apart from anything in us or anything that we do. You cannot work or pay for a gift, for if you do it, automatically ceases to be a gift.

WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION, LAY HOLD OF ETERNAL LIFE.
“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed- not only in my presence, but much more in my absence- continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling”. (Philippians2: 12).
Paul in writing to the brethren that they should work out their salvation, he was emphasizing the need for those in whom God has began a good work of salvation to work out the practical implication of the salvation already possessed. The Bible is clear that we can never work for salvation; it is the free gift of God (Ephesians 2: 8-9). Good works can never gain heaven for anyone, because no amount of good works can ever eradicate our sins, and God’s holiness and justice demands that the penalty for our sin be paid. Many are confused over the relationship between God’s sovereignty and human responsibility in matters of salvation. Some emphasized God’s sovereignty in salvation to the exclusion of human responsibility. We must work out the practical implication of our salvation, because God himself is working in our lives and in our midst. A person who goes on willfully sinning has either intentionally abandoned his or her faith or never sincerely made a faith commitment in the first place. True faith involves a commitment to trust God and to do our best to live according to his commandments.

“Cling tightly to your faith in Christ, and always keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their conscience, as a result their faith has been shipwrecked”. (1 Timothy 1:19, NLT).
“ If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sin is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the Law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses: How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished after trampling the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him and who has who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, ‘it is mine to avenge I will repay’, and again, ‘the Lord will judge his people’. It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hand of the living God”. (Hebrews 10:26-31, NLT).

“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?” (Romans 6: 1, NIV). “God forbid…..” (Romans6:2,KJV).
We stand the risk of losing the gift we have, if we fail to handle it appropriately and with utmost appreciation. The scriptures gives several warnings on the need for us to be steadfast, because our adversary prowls around looking for whom to devour.(2 Peter 2:20; Matthew 7:21; Revelations 3:5; 1 Corinthians 15:1-2). As much as we are saved by grace, we can also fall from grace, hence we must be vigilant (Galatians 5:4). We must guard jealously the gift of salvation that the Father has bestowed on us through the sacrifice of His Son upon the cross at Calvary. “But the one who endures to the end will be saved”.(Matthew 24: 13)

“Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses”. (1Timothy 6: 12).

We are Infallible People saved by Grace with Pastor Carlton Williams

Ephesians 2:8
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God.

The Gift of God to us is his son Jesus the Christ. His divine grace has given us a savior. While we had God as the last one in mind, he had us first in his. Grace is giving, but it is giving to someone who is not deserving of the gift. God loves us so much that while we were still in sin, he looked beyond our faults and saw our need. The need to be reconciled with him. This need is something that we forget. we think about the need for money, we think about the need for companionship, we think about the need of a roof over our heads, we think about the need for many things, before we think about the need of a Savior. That is why we can see the love of God in this passage. He knows what we have need of before we ever realize the need. He provides for us before we realize that we need the provisions. He continues to care for us. In our darkest moments and in our brightest days his love for us is ever present. His desire for us is to have everlasting life. Do we share in that same desire? We must take time to examine ourselves and find what is more meaningful to us. This is a hard task. Our most valuable critic is ourselves. I once heard a Preacher say, “I’m worried about the enemy, In me. So my brothers and my sisters in the household of faith let us not be weary in well doing, for we shall reap if we faint not. We have freely received a gift, so let us freely share that gift to those who have yet to know Christ as the Lord and Savior of their lives and strengthen those who have been overtaken by a fault. My prayer is the The Lord will continue to richly bless you, as you continue to richly bless those who come in contact with.

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and present you faultless, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory, dominion and power now and forever more. AMEN.

We Are Free by Pastor Bamidele Bello

John 8:36
“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 awaking 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 supersede Satan’s plan for our life. Jesus came to give abundant, immeasurable blessing and unmerited favor.

One important thing that kept children of God in slavery is sins. Once you renounce your sins and stayed away totally from sin you will enjoy the freedom that Jesus has promised the believers. Galatians 5:1 says “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Sin is slavery. Satan use sin to cover Christians face from knowing the truth. Jesus Christ is the truth, the way, the light that has set us free from the bondage of the enemies. Anyone living without Christ in his or her life will remain in darkness and remain in slavery of the enemies. John 8:32 “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Knowing Jesus is the truth that enemies don’t want you to know at all because you will gain access to total freedom that money cannot buy.

To be free means you must be born again. You must surrender to our Lord Jesus Christ. In John 3:1-8, There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews who came to Jesus in the hour of the night to find out how is Jesus doing miracles. In verse 3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” To be born again means absolute freedom. In verse 4 Nicodemus further asked Jesus “How can one be born again? Jesus responded in verses 5and 6 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

According to Paul in Romans 8:1-4 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. We are enjoying the freedom today by grace of God, not that we are perfect or have power on our own to do anything. Ephesians chapter 2:8 says “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” Many people in the Bible names were recorded in the Hall of Fame in Hebrew Chapter eleven, by faith our names can also be writing in the book of life by God if we have faith in God and refuse to learn on our own understanding.

Saul before he became Paul had an encounter with Jesus Christ on his way to Damascus to crucify Christians in Acts chapter 9:1-19. This encounter led Paul to his word in Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” When you allow Jesus to lives in you by faith God freedom will envelope your life, fear will disappear; oppressors will remove their hands from your life and family life. Jesus paid the price of our freedom on the cross by so doing we are free indeed. Children of God, is never too late to give your life to Jesus Christ so that you can start to enjoy the blessing of God which supersedes human understanding and be free once and for all. Jesus yoke is easy according to Matthew 11:30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Living free is good but we must utilize our God given freedom judiciously 1 Peter 2:16 “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.”

Bamidele Bello
Founder/Senior Pastor
Holy Mountain International Outreach
8751 Greenbelt Road
Suite 102
Greenbelt, MD 20770.

Virtue Looks Good on You with Pastor Rhonda Bello

Remember all beautiful and wonderfully.

Proverbs 31: 12-30

We will concentrate on verses" "28 Her children stand and bless her.
Her husband praises her:

29 "There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!"

The title of this message is "Virtue Looks Good on You"

Now let's talk about this virtuous women. Wow, she does a lot in and out of the home.

Now what she doesn't do is:

• Waist her time

• Gossip

• Make excuses

• Lack in Faith

• Disobedient to the Word

• and most of she doesn't hide her calling

We as women have a lot of work to do to reach that altitude as Virtuous Women. Another Bible verse I would like to use to compliment the previous verses is James 2:26

Verse 26 So then, as the body without the spirit is dead, also faith without actions is dead.

I believe in the power of prayer.I believe that we should let God be God. I also believe that Faith without works is dead. All while this virtuous woman is in the market place, spinning thread, making bed sheets, and helping the poor; she understands how to utilize her faith. Faith is what is helping to step out like a million bucks in her fine linen, faith is what is allowing her to watch everything in her household and faith letting her to dealings be profitable. Her husband knows she is a faithful women so that is why he trust her. Did you know faithfulness greatly enriches your life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life because she if faithful. Now you might say Pastor how is her faith bringing him good and not harm.Remember I mentioned earlier about prayer.Prayer works.
That faithfulness extends to her tithing. Now tithing is part of faithfulness. Sometimes we have to leap out by faith and even sow seeds on behalf of our our family.

Let's look at Proverbs 31: 16
She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard Let me tell you a short story; about my planting. The worst case scenario is.that you will be blessed. Today is a good day for you to start leaping out by faith by sowing your seeds. I don't know how much God is asking you give TODAY by faith but give it and let windows of blessings over flow.

Just for reference let's look at some virtuous women,

• Dorcas; she understand faith and battle
• Esther; she understood prayer and fasting

Right NOW start working in virtue. You look good in your virtue. I will be the first one to congratulate you.
Now let's stand to do a couple of prayer points: Mighty God, help me attain virtue. IJN
Oh Jehovah, answer me and do a thing in my life. IJN My God, my God, Fight my battles. IJN
I declare and decree that God is answers your prayers, request and partitions abundantly. IJN
I declare and decree that God is doing a new thing in your life. IJN I declare and decree that God will never let you fall. IJN
I declare and decree you not live a useless LIFE. IJN

Jesus Has All Power

Bio
Gregory C. Austin, Sr. was born in Chicago, Illinois to the proud parents of Janie Austin and the late Rev. Dr. Willie C. Austin. He accepted Christ at the age of 11 and began singing at a young age at Mount Pleasant M.B. Church.

Gregory Austin continued to sing and later joined the choir at New Israelite Baptist Church. His commitment and dedication to the choir eventually led to him becoming the Minister of Music at New Israelite Baptist Church at the age of 21. He held this position for over 20 years and he inspired, encouraged and developed the choirs: The Voices of New Israelite, Youth Choir, Male Chorus and the Willie C. Austin Mass Choir. Under his direction, in 2001 the Voices of New Israelite recorded their first CD entitled “It’s All About Him.” In 2002, The Voices of New Israelite were named “One of Chicago’s Best Church Choirs.” They’ve ministered at The Maywood Music Fest, South side Gospel Fest and many other churches and venues, throughout the city and suburbs. In 2002, The Voices of New Israelite won 2nd place in the WGCI Choir Competition, which was held in Chicago, Illinois.

The Lord continued to lead Gregory Austin, Sr. During his tenure as the Minister of Music at New Israelite, Gregory C. Austin, Sr. accepted his calling into the Word Ministry to preach God’s Word, on August 11, 1998. He continued to trust and be obedient to God. Rev. Gregory C. Austin, Sr. received a vision from GOD on February 22, 2006 to organize New Day Ministries International. October 1, 2006 was the day New Day Ministries International held their first worship service at Paul Robeson High School. God’s vision for New Day Ministries International is for Him to be glorified and His people to be edified through the preaching and teaching of His Word. The mission of New Day Ministries International is to Reclaim, Recommit, and Reconnect the Total Man to Christ. Under the leadership of Pastor Austin and the anointing of God, New Day Ministries International has grown to a congregation of over 250 members. Over 20 ministries have been formed. Pastor Austin is affectionately known as Pastor “G” to the members of New Day. He continues to do what God called him to do, which is to preach, teach, encourage, inspire, motivate and empower the leaders the community and members of New Day Ministries International to fulfill their purpose and destiny for the Kingdom of God.

Scriptures

Matthew 28:16-20 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Sermon
My brothers and sisters one of the greatest challenges or even fears we have in the body of Christ is Commitment. If you didn't say anything it's a strong possibility you are having a problem with Commitment Now. But, I pray that after today, you are convicted and convinced to a greater level of Commitment! Most of our young adult lives is surrounded around preparing for our professional lives, whether it’s working for someone or owning our own business and if you we're going to be successful there was going to have to be a level of Commitment to it, some level of Commitment! I've found out that if you really don't want to be successful in life it really doesn't take much work at all, just keep not doing anything, and nothing will happen, but if you ever want to achieve anything or become anything it's going to take an incredible work ethic and most of all commitment! If you look all the successful people in the world Oprah, Tyler Perry, Mark Zuckerberg, they didn't just happen to be successful, the put the work in and the results of that work was success. I have concluded that many times our commitment to our jobs, our careers, and our social activities have taken precedent over our Commitment to God and the Kingdom. The reason I've concluded that is because when it comes to the true cause of Christ we will find something else to do, or even worse, nothing at all to do!

We cannot pick and choose what we want to be committed to when it comes to the cause of Christ! God has allowed all of us the same opportunity to make an impact for the Kingdom, but only a handful of believers take advantage of all that God has given us to do! See, I'm convinced that when we ALL of make a commitment to the cause of Christ, the Kingdom will truly be impacted!

So we find in our text, Jesus, giving His final instructions to the disciples about what would be needed in order to be effective as a disciple. The text says, 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. Isn't it interesting that even as much as the disciples had been with Jesus, as much as they had seen Jesus do, seen blinded eyes open, seen lame walk, seen miracle after miracle there were still some that doubted Him! Don't think that everybody that's with you, is with you! See Jesus knew what and who He had with Him, but He still had to tell them what their assignment was. My assignment is not easy either, but I still have to tell you what your assignment is, but as Jesus had to deal with stuff! You know the rest! And just for the record, I don't care how much you do; it will never be enough to please some folks! I've concluded that God knows the heart of His Shepherd! See this is what I know about God, He's NOT going to give you anything you can’t handle! I don't know who this is for, but if God gives you something, He will give the ability to handle it!

Look at what the text says next, And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. This verse gave me a personal revelation! Stop waiting for everybody to co-sign on your anointing and assignment! Some people will never see the greatness in you or your ministry! I wish I would let someone stand in the way of what God has given me to do! That's why so many people fail in ministry and in life because they've been waiting for people to tell them what they’ll become, and God has already told you who you are! See, if we ever start believing in ourselves, what other people think won't even matter at all!

Look at what the text says, 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Watch this revelation, Jesus has authorized us to GO! He has mandated us to GO; he has commissioned us to GO! Now this is what messes us up, we just won't GO! We go when our conscience gets to us, we go if we get that special text from our Pastor , but Jesus commanded us to unconditionally GO! No questions asked, Just Go, no excuses Go, no hidden agenda GO!!! Now this is what has to happen, we’ve got to make an impact outside these walls! I mean Outreach! See there is a generation that needs us, oh yes needs us, and they can’t HEAR us, if they can’t SEE us! Our objective ought to be to reach as many people as we can when, DAILY! And what I love about the text is, Jesus says to the disciples don’t worry, I’m with you! I got you; I’m going to give you what you need to accomplish the task! See, this is why I love God like I do, even when I come up short He doesn’t, even when I feel limitless, He isn’t! Whenever you commit Yourself to the Work of Ministry, God will always Commit His Will to Your Life!

So as I close, I’ve come with good news for you, that God is going to keep on blessing us, because He knows the desires of our hearts! He know what our agenda is, He knows that we want Him to get ALL of the glory out of this Ministry, He knows that we will do All we can, while we can, for whoever we can, to advance His Kingdom!

No Pain No Gain by Pastor Cedric Jones

2 Corinthians 12:9, 10

Many of us have heard the phrase, No Pain No Gain and have thought about its implications. No pain no gain is an interesting exercise motto that promises greater reward for the price of hard work and even painful work. Under this conception competitive professionals, such as athletes and artist, are required to endure pain and pressure to achieve professional excellence. Betty Wright captured this phrase in her 1987 album “Mother Wit” when her song No Pain No Gain put her back on the top 20 R&B charts. The song was essentially about a relationship between a man and a woman which goes through difficulties, trials and tribulations which result in a stronger, more solid relationship. The couple had to exercise patience, forgiveness and understanding through the pain in order for the relationship to last and become successful. In other words, pain in a relationship serves to make it better and produces gains and greatness which one would never achieve without the struggles.

Why does pain seem so necessary for most or all gains in life? Why is greatness born out of difficulties and success out of struggles? To be honest, I don’t fully understand this principle nor totally comprehend this paradox. In my mind it seems that the less obstacles, struggles or difficulties in your way, the easier it is to achieve true success. The lower the pain the higher the climb. The fewer the problems the greater the promotion.

Nevertheless, our reality and experiences in life prove otherwise. God in His eternal wisdom and counsel seems to have chosen “No pain no gain” to operate in this sin sick and broken world, in order to bring about good or gain. Not that God necessarily has to use pain to bring about good or gain, but rather he has simply chosen to use pain as part of His ultimate purpose to bring about good or gain.
This was manifested in Acts 8:1-4 when the persecution of the church brought about the spread of the gospel beyond Jerusalem to other lands. It was manifested in the words of Paul in Romans 8:28 when he said that God causes all things (good and bad) to work together for the good for all those called according to His purpose who love Him in Christ. It is ultimately manifested in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, whose pain and struggles brought about our salvation and the blessed hope of eternal life.

Our text today deals with Paul’s practical experience of pain and suffering which brought about his gain and blessing. Blessings and gains which he would have never realized without his pain and suffering. Paul was an Apostle and a powerful preacher of the gospel. He had great success in establishing churches throughout Asia Minor. The Spirit of God used him to write most of the New Testament. God worked many miracles through Paul and he had great respect and influence in the first century church. And according to 2 Corinthians 12:1-4, Paul experienced many visions and revelations. He was even taken up into the third heavens unto the very abode of God.

However despite all of Paul’s gains, it didn’t come without the strains of pain and persecution (Acts 9:15, 16). Hence, Paul lived out our phrase, no pain no gain. This was the very means God used to humble, bless and elevate Paul in his relationship with God. Without pain, suffering and struggle our human nature would cause us to be proud, arrogant and boastful. It would cause us to have a false sense of security in ourselves and make us think we could live independently from God. Therefore according to Paul, he was given by the hand of God, a thorn in the flesh to keep him humble and dependent upon God (v.7). The word “given” in the verse is interesting to me because it suggest that the thorn (pain) was a gift to bless Paul. I say that because what was given resulted in his blessing to see the glory of God’s grace. Dr. John Piper said, that when God reveals to us His glory, it is the most loving thing that He could ever do for us!

Paul’s response to his pain was, Lord remove this pain! Remove this thorn! The Lord’s response to Paul was in effect, “No Pain No Gain”. Jesus said it like this, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness”. In other words, without your pain, without your weakness, you wouldn’t experience my strength; you wouldn’t know the gains and strides that my grace could bring about in your life. Paul’s perspective and outlook on life changed dramatically. He deeply realized that real strength is in God alone and not in ourselves. Our weaknesses, pains and short comings in life are simply opportunities to experience God’s strength and the all sufficiency of His grace in all of our life’s experiences. They are opportunities to know what a mighty God we serve and how worthy He is of all of our praise, worship and trust. So we, just like Paul, should look at our pain, suffering and short comings in a different light. When we find ourselves weak we should turn to God in prayer and ask for His strength to overcome. When we find ourselves persecuted we should turn to God in faith and receive the joy of His salvation, for the joy of the lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). When we are reproached or in distress we must lean and depend on the Lord, for His power shall rest upon us.

In the midst of our pain and sorrow, God’s amazing grace shall see us through. Our struggles are simply opportunities for us to see how great and glorious our God is. If we never had a problem we would never know God could solve them.

To put it in simple terms, “No Pain No Gain”!!

Humbly submitted,
Cedric Jones aka Pastor Ced

Pastor A.R. Stanch

Pastor A.R. Stanch is the founder and Chairman of Word Empowerment Ministries, located in Los Angeles, CA, which exist for the sole purpose of equipping God’s people with the principles and doctrines recorded in the Word of God.

Pastor A.R. Stanch admonishes and motivates God’s people to allow Jesus Christ to have “first priority” in their lives, while continuing to uphold a “lifestyle” of God’s standard of holiness.

Pastor A.R. Stanch was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Phoenix College and Arizona State University. For over 30 years, he had been employed as a Senior Account Executive, Sales Director, and Vice President of Marketing with A.L. Williams/Prime America, KKBT Radio Station, KGFJ Radio Station, Brotherhood Crusade, United Healthplan, and Waste Management.

Pastor A.R. Stanch is married to Kristina Stanch who Co-Pastors along side him. They are the proud parents of Keesha Grigsby (Ahmad), Chyna Stanch, Andrew Stanch II, and Christian Stanch (Symone). They are the proud grandparents of Josiah Grigsby, Nehemiah Grigsby, Micah Grigsby, Shiloh Grigsby, and Christian Stanch II. Pastor A.R. Stanch strongly believes in training up a child in the way he should go, so that when he gets old he will not depart from it.

Pastor A.R. Stanch is called to the five-fold ministry, Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher. He stands on Doctrine and Discipline, while building and reconstructing the faulty lifestyles of people. He Discerns and Proclaims, God’s uncompromising Word with a keen sense of justice. He presents the Gospel of Christ to the lost and enjoys direct contact with people. This is the result of being a successful salesman for over 30 years. He cares for the everyday needs of the Church family and enjoys serving them. He instructs the Church in the practical application of God’s Word and is able to explain complex issues in a manner that even a child can understand.

Pastor A.R. Stanch founded New Church of Corinth, located in Hawthorne, CA and was Pastor of Calvary Resurrectional MBC, located in Compton, CA. He has been the West Coast Coordinator for the National Christian Fellowship Conference under the leadership of Bishop James McNeal Jr. , of Philadelphia, PA. He was an Instructor and Advisory Board Member of Behavioral Health Services, of Hawthorne, CA. Also, he is the proud recipient of Certificate of Completion: Passing the Mantle Clergy and Lay Leadership Institute, presented by : Reverend Cecil Murray, Tanzy Chair of Christian Ethics University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture.

Pastor A.R. Stanch is an anointed Man of God whom signs and wonders follow and is appointed for such a time as this. He is highly respected, greatly loved, servant and friend of God who is worthy of double honor whom God is not through with yet.

“GOD DOING A NEW THING”

Rev.21:5, He who was seated on the throne said, I am making everything new! Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true. ”The author pens the text, revealing the vision he beholds out of the supernatural realm, a new heaven and a new earth, in considering the thoughts of John the Revelation, he propels us to observe in expectation the new heaven that which is for the souls of men, a new earth that which is understood to be the state of bodies for men, a world that is not yet created, yet open for observation, bringing hope of a new thing God is doing for those its recipients which have glorified bodies turned spiritual and heavenly being suited for those mansions, with the carrying in of this new world removing the old and it’s disorders and dilemmas averted, yet of this world being prepared as a bride that is beautifully perfected of perception and sanctity, adorned for her appearance in before her groom, he mirrors the experience to drive the thought home for those of us who stand in hope of this new Jerusalem, which is the church of God in new form and perfect state, that spirals slow paced down as the bride in breathe taking fashion making every step calculated with purpose and resolve for her on lookers. The thought of God having mind to dwell with us his children displays how intentional He is.

This reception of the prepared bride will never face the former disruptions of the pass but will be in perfect harmony with God.

1. As we venture into a new year occupied with new beginnings there are those of us who have expectations based on the truth of God’s word as we committed (1Pe.5:6) Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. out humility is birth a fresh anointing that affords us new signs and wonders because of a willingness to be dressed in garments of meekness.

2. A new thing God is doing based on faithfulness not perfection (Mt.25:23) His master replied, ‘well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ recognized for his servant’s heart through faithfulness

3. We that have been a metaphor of a desert dried up are in need of a path with streams throughout unlike the former, we are clutching hold of the new way (Is.43:19) See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. It’s for certain that we look for the Bridegroom and that new Jerusalem that church that is purchase and perfected for those heavenly mansions, that new heaven and that earth that God is preparing, but rehearsal for all those wonders start over again at as we embark upon a new year we never encountered be with new hopes of being more efficient in love, faith, obedience, servant-hood etc. because God is doing a new thing.

Apostle Dr. Terry Dixon

Terry Dixon was born in 1960. He accepted the Lord at the tender age of 8 years old and was filled with the Holy Spirit at 12 years of age. He was called into the ministry at 15 years of age. After high school he attended college to study sociology and law. He then felt a leading to quit for the sake of the ministry. He did, moving to the state of New Jersey with his mom and sisters. He resumed his studies and in 19982 graduated with his Bachelor’s in Theology, returning to college he later graduated with his master’s in Christian education.

Also in 1982 Pastor Dixon begin his Pastoral ministry, during this period he traveled to 39 states and ten countries preaching and teaching the gospel. 1983 Dr. Dixon was ordained as Apostle over the MRC Ministries worldwide and in 1993 received his Doctorate in Philosophy and Psychology, and in 1995 received an Honorary Doctorate in divinity. During this period of time Dr. Dixon established seven bible colleges throughout the world and over 23 churches in the United States and Africa. He is now the President of the Eastern Shore School of Ministry and Theological Studies and the Pastor of the Miracle Revival Center Church. He has served on world-wide TV as well as over 17 radio stations.

He also serves as mentor, overseer and leader. Dr. Dixon is also a published author of over 7 books relating to emotional and spiritual brokenness and social illnesses. Dr. Dixon’s books can be found on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. He is a preacher’s preacher and the father of five beautiful adult children and the grandfather of seven grandchildren.

His website is essmi.org, web address is essmi403@verizon.net. Office number is 410-330-2383

A Word for Apostle Dr. Terry Dixon

I’ve got something to say. Talking on the power of the testimony

St. John: 3:33- He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.

Testimonies are seen in scripture as true witnesses of something. David teaches that the testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple. (Ps: 19:7b) Which means its proof of something that we believe and the truth of our eye witnessing. Our testimonies are our own personal proof of faith and God’s goodness, blessings and love towards us. Testimonies serve also as faith builders both individually and too the body of believers. Testimonies comes to encourage and to present proof of God’s power shown towards his children. After Jesus rose from the grave he talked with the disciples so that they could see and testify of his rising. That made them living proof of Jesus and living testimonies of the ministry of and works of the Savior. Testimonies are more than just words they are experiences of God’s deliverance and power of his grace and mercy.

Testimonies also leads to manifestations of a vision and calling that God places within us. Because our testimony is spoken words of faith, endurance and expectations of what lies ahead. Which brings me to the final thoughts of my message. We must never be ashamed of where God has brought us and delivered us from. Satan has people ashamed of their pass because the church world is so judgmental. As people of God we are attacked and scrutinized by many on a daily basis. That’s because Satan never want to see the people of God live in victory because his attitude is if I can’t overtake God then I will get the closet things to him, his children. Therefore, we cannot afford to allow shame to hinder us from telling of God’s goodness, grace and acts of deliverance he has given unto us. So, Paul says in the word,

2 Tim: 1:8- Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partakers of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.

Pastor Jim Hampton

"For though we walk in the flesh, we don't wage war according to the flesh; for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds..."
2 Corinthians 10:4-5

Many love the changing of the seasons. And there are those who have begun to enjoy the thunder and rain storms that come each year. The loud thunder, rain and snow coming from above remind us that God is indeed still up there...and in charge!

Storms come and go each year as each of the seasons come and pass!

But a GREAT STORM is forming just over the horizon! And it is not noted on your calendar nor in the Farmer's Almanac.

If we listen intently, our spiritual ears can hear warnings of a distant GREAT BATTLE being planned in the strongholds of the army of darkness.

In the meantime, smaller battles are waging all around us!

Strongholds have been created and fortified in opposition to all of us while we have peacefully slept...unaware of the enemy's presence.

Our eyes have been closed to the slow progress of the enemy of our souls. We have been massaged and soothed into believing there is no reason for alarm and that things around us are still normal. That all this talk about spiritual warfare is nothing but a big fantasy.

We, the Church, has been asleep for some time now! And even when we, the Church, did awake for a moment or two, we would respond in a very measured response, because we desired to go back to sleep. We fully expected things to always return to the pleasant and serene sleep of the past.

Well, the past is gone forever! And the serene times of the distant past are gone also!

We have been asleep too long...while the enemy of our souls has worked tirelessly every hour of every day.

........
Little warrior.
The spiritual battle is on...
Whether we jump in with both feet or not.
We didn't start this battle...
We were reborn into it.
We can run from the enemy,
but we cannot run from the battle...
It is being waged against us on every side.
So, we need to decide to win...
Pull our spiritual self together...
Put on our full armor...
Sharpen our two-edged sword, and wait for battle instructions.
I have determined to not quietly go away...
I will go down fighting...
With my last breath on my lips
and praising the Lord.
I say, CHARGE!!
........

Yes, we must hear the alarm! The enemy is about!
He is at work in our country.
He is at work in our cities.
He is at work among us in our churches and in our families.

The enemy has come to deceive, kill and destroy!
He has robbed our families and loved ones.
Are we going to let this continue...without a fight?

Our God is waiting for us!
He wants to hear us say, "Yes, Lord! I am Yours!
Take me into battle!"

We can no longer be just on the defensive!
We must BE ON THE OFFENSIVE...against the real enemy...
The aggressive ENEMY OF OUR VERY SOULS!

........
Our God,
Our Father!
Let us rise in unison
against a common enemy...
not each other!
May You open our eyes
that we may see Your direction.
Cause us to polish our whole armor
and sharpen our sword of the Spirit.
Lead us into battle
that the true enemy may flee
and be defeated.
Amen

Pastor Virginia Scott Singleton

She is a board member for Pen of a Ready Writer's Society and the City Coordinator for the Florence Chapter of Pen of a Ready Writer's Society (Louise Smith is CEO and Founder). Pastor Singleton served as Conference Director for the Women of Worship Women's Conference. She is a Certified Addictions Counselor; a member of the South Carolina Association for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (SCAADAC) and National Association for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC); volunteer for the Department of Juvenile Justice; and the Hugh Leatherman Senior Citizens Association in Florence, South Carolina. Pastor Singleton is also a certified welder.

Pastor Singleton loves God and being a help in the transformation of His people. Her motto is: "If I can just help somebody as I travel along the way, then my living shall not be in vain." Her favorite passage of scripture is: Psalms 34:1 "I will bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall continually be in my mouth."

Feature Sermon

"WOMAN, MORE THAN A HELPER"
By Pastor Virginia Scott Singleton Bio

Genesis 5 and Proverbs 31

In the beginning, when, God created Adam, He looked around and said there is likeness of all living things except man. So He decided to make a creation in Adam's likeness, putting Adam in a deep sleep and performing the first surgery upon him by extracting a rib from his side and thereby creating the woman. When Adam went to sleep he was a single man but when he awoke he discovered that he was now a married man.

God presented the woman to him and Adam called her Eve saying she is flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone. God instructed them to be fruitful and multiply and take dominion over everything that He had created in the earth. Eve was more than just a wife for Adam and the mother of his children, she became the Mother of all nations for it was from her womb that childbearing and all descendants of the earth began. She was Adam's helper, his prayer partner, coequal in dominion ship, and caretaker of his household. When we look closely at Proverbs 31, it epitomizes the virtuous woman who walks under authority, but at the same time is able to take dominion over her household; caring for the things that relieves the pressures off her husband as he works and brings home the bacon; yet she controls the internal affairs which completes the many tasks such as cooking, cleaning, sewing, nurse, handicrafts, child rearing, thrifty spender, prayer warrior, etc., and all else necessary, to ensure her husband is able to focus on remaining prayerful, steadfast in godliness, and maintaining kingdom-mindedness, as they take co-dominion in the home. Woman, remember, you are not just a helper, you are a co-dominion equal with whomever God have mated you with, so walk and live in it.

Amen. Be blessed.

Pastor Virginia Singleton.

Youth

The Water of Uncertainty

The greatest challenge for the human mind is how to have unwavering belief in that which cannot be proven. As humans we seek to find the empirical evidence in everything. What we fail to realize is that everything we know can be questioned with the same logic.

Business

With Get Success Publishing!

What are some of your programs that you use to prepare girl into becoming princesses? Not sure this pertains to our company, but we use an international exposure of their published books to create a very positive image. By Nancy Mattox

Men

Ye Have Not, Because Ye Ask Not

Many of our Lords Words have been portrayed by man as clichés and superficial, one dimensional meanings. In the Christian family, we regurgitate most of what we've heard without an intimate, detailed study of that particular thing. If it rolls off the tongue well, then it must be supreme Truth and the sanctuary goes wild (in my sports announcers’ voice).

The Founder

Kimmie Robinson, 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.

Youth

The Water of Uncertainty

The greatest challenge for the human mind is how to have unwavering belief in that which cannot be proven. As humans we seek to find the empirical evidence in everything. What we fail to realize is that everything we know can be questioned with the same logic.

Business

With Get Success Publishing!

What are some of your programs that you use to prepare girl into becoming princesses? Not sure this pertains to our company, but we use an international exposure of their published books to create a very positive image. By Nancy Mattox

Men

Ye Have Not, Because Ye Ask Not

Many of our Lords Words have been portrayed by man as clichés and superficial, one dimensional meanings. In the Christian family, we regurgitate most of what we've heard without an intimate, detailed study of that particular thing. If it rolls off the tongue well, then it must be supreme Truth and the sanctuary goes wild (in my sports announcers’ voice).

The Founder

Kimmie Robinson, 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.

Feature Pastor

Apostle Dr. Terry Dixon

Terry Dixon was born in 1960. He accepted the Lord at the tender age of 8 years old and was filled with the Holy Spirit at 12 years of age. He was called into the ministry at 15 years of age. After high school he attended college to study sociology and law. He then felt a leading to quit for the sake of the ministry. He did, moving to the state of New Jersey with his mom and sisters. He resumed his studies and in 19982 graduated with his Bachelor’s in Theology, returning to college he later graduated with his master’s in Christian education.

Also in 1982 Pastor Dixon begin his Pastoral ministry, during this period he traveled to 39 states and ten countries preaching and teaching the gospel. 1983 Dr. Dixon was ordained as Apostle over the MRC Ministries worldwide and in 1993 received his Doctorate in Philosophy and Psychology, and in 1995 received an Honorary Doctorate in divinity. During this period of time Dr. Dixon established seven bible colleges throughout the world and over 23 churches in the United States and Africa. He is now the President of the Eastern Shore School of Ministry and Theological Studies and the Pastor of the Miracle Revival Center Church. He has served on world-wide TV as well as over 17 radio stations.

He also serves as mentor, overseer and leader. Dr. Dixon is also a published author of over 7 books relating to emotional and spiritual brokenness and social illnesses. Dr. Dixon’s books can be found on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. He is a preacher’s preacher and the father of five beautiful adult children and the grandfather of seven grandchildren.

His website is essmi.org, web address is essmi403@verizon.net. Office number is 410-330-2383

A Word for Apostle Dr. Terry Dixon

I’ve got something to say. Talking on the power of the testimony

St. John: 3:33- He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.

Testimonies are seen in scripture as true witnesses of something. David teaches that the testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple. (Ps: 19:7b) Which means its proof of something that we believe and the truth of our eye witnessing. Our testimonies are our own personal proof of faith and God’s goodness, blessings and love towards us. Testimonies serve also as faith builders both individually and too the body of believers. Testimonies comes to encourage and to present proof of God’s power shown towards his children. After Jesus rose from the grave he talked with the disciples so that they could see and testify of his rising. That made them living proof of Jesus and living testimonies of the ministry of and works of the Savior. Testimonies are more than just words they are experiences of God’s deliverance and power of his grace and mercy.

Testimonies also leads to manifestations of a vision and calling that God places within us. Because our testimony is spoken words of faith, endurance and expectations of what lies ahead. Which brings me to the final thoughts of my message. We must never be ashamed of where God has brought us and delivered us from. Satan has people ashamed of their pass because the church world is so judgmental. As people of God we are attacked and scrutinized by many on a daily basis. That’s because Satan never want to see the people of God live in victory because his attitude is if I can’t overtake God then I will get the closet things to him, his children. Therefore, we cannot afford to allow shame to hinder us from telling of God’s goodness, grace and acts of deliverance he has given unto us. So, Paul says in the word,

2 Tim: 1:8- Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partakers of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.

Pastor Jim Hampton

"For though we walk in the flesh, we don't wage war according to the flesh; for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds..."
2 Corinthians 10:4-5

Many love the changing of the seasons. And there are those who have begun to enjoy the thunder and rain storms that come each year. The loud thunder, rain and snow coming from above remind us that God is indeed still up there...and in charge!

Storms come and go each year as each of the seasons come and pass!

But a GREAT STORM is forming just over the horizon! And it is not noted on your calendar nor in the Farmer's Almanac.

If we listen intently, our spiritual ears can hear warnings of a distant GREAT BATTLE being planned in the strongholds of the army of darkness.

In the meantime, smaller battles are waging all around us!

Strongholds have been created and fortified in opposition to all of us while we have peacefully slept...unaware of the enemy's presence.

Our eyes have been closed to the slow progress of the enemy of our souls. We have been massaged and soothed into believing there is no reason for alarm and that things around us are still normal. That all this talk about spiritual warfare is nothing but a big fantasy.

We, the Church, has been asleep for some time now! And even when we, the Church, did awake for a moment or two, we would respond in a very measured response, because we desired to go back to sleep. We fully expected things to always return to the pleasant and serene sleep of the past.

Well, the past is gone forever! And the serene times of the distant past are gone also!

We have been asleep too long...while the enemy of our souls has worked tirelessly every hour of every day.

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Little warrior.
The spiritual battle is on...
Whether we jump in with both feet or not.
We didn't start this battle...
We were reborn into it.
We can run from the enemy,
but we cannot run from the battle...
It is being waged against us on every side.
So, we need to decide to win...
Pull our spiritual self together...
Put on our full armor...
Sharpen our two-edged sword, and wait for battle instructions.
I have determined to not quietly go away...
I will go down fighting...
With my last breath on my lips
and praising the Lord.
I say, CHARGE!!
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Yes, we must hear the alarm! The enemy is about!
He is at work in our country.
He is at work in our cities.
He is at work among us in our churches and in our families.

The enemy has come to deceive, kill and destroy!
He has robbed our families and loved ones.
Are we going to let this continue...without a fight?

Our God is waiting for us!
He wants to hear us say, "Yes, Lord! I am Yours!
Take me into battle!"

We can no longer be just on the defensive!
We must BE ON THE OFFENSIVE...against the real enemy...
The aggressive ENEMY OF OUR VERY SOULS!

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Our God,
Our Father!
Let us rise in unison
against a common enemy...
not each other!
May You open our eyes
that we may see Your direction.
Cause us to polish our whole armor
and sharpen our sword of the Spirit.
Lead us into battle
that the true enemy may flee
and be defeated.
Amen

Pastor Virginia Scott Singleton

She is a board member for Pen of a Ready Writer's Society and the City Coordinator for the Florence Chapter of Pen of a Ready Writer's Society (Louise Smith is CEO and Founder). Pastor Singleton served as Conference Director for the Women of Worship Women's Conference. She is a Certified Addictions Counselor; a member of the South Carolina Association for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (SCAADAC) and National Association for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC); volunteer for the Department of Juvenile Justice; and the Hugh Leatherman Senior Citizens Association in Florence, South Carolina. Pastor Singleton is also a certified welder.

Pastor Singleton loves God and being a help in the transformation of His people. Her motto is: "If I can just help somebody as I travel along the way, then my living shall not be in vain." Her favorite passage of scripture is: Psalms 34:1 "I will bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall continually be in my mouth."

Feature Sermon

"WOMAN, MORE THAN A HELPER"
By Pastor Virginia Scott Singleton Bio

Genesis 5 and Proverbs 31

In the beginning, when, God created Adam, He looked around and said there is likeness of all living things except man. So He decided to make a creation in Adam's likeness, putting Adam in a deep sleep and performing the first surgery upon him by extracting a rib from his side and thereby creating the woman. When Adam went to sleep he was a single man but when he awoke he discovered that he was now a married man.

God presented the woman to him and Adam called her Eve saying she is flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone. God instructed them to be fruitful and multiply and take dominion over everything that He had created in the earth. Eve was more than just a wife for Adam and the mother of his children, she became the Mother of all nations for it was from her womb that childbearing and all descendants of the earth began. She was Adam's helper, his prayer partner, coequal in dominion ship, and caretaker of his household. When we look closely at Proverbs 31, it epitomizes the virtuous woman who walks under authority, but at the same time is able to take dominion over her household; caring for the things that relieves the pressures off her husband as he works and brings home the bacon; yet she controls the internal affairs which completes the many tasks such as cooking, cleaning, sewing, nurse, handicrafts, child rearing, thrifty spender, prayer warrior, etc., and all else necessary, to ensure her husband is able to focus on remaining prayerful, steadfast in godliness, and maintaining kingdom-mindedness, as they take co-dominion in the home. Woman, remember, you are not just a helper, you are a co-dominion equal with whomever God have mated you with, so walk and live in it.

Amen. Be blessed.

Pastor Virginia Singleton.