My Aunt Anna Belle’s Eulogy of Love

1425538_10202999398451091_1653243734_nThis is the Eulogy I had prepared for my Aunt Anna Belle but the Holy had His way and it was changed. I wanted to share with you all what she meant to me. So here is what I had prepared for her in love and in the joy of being in her life. . .

I was asked to do my Aunt Anna Belle’s Eulogy, it brought a flood of memories. . . good life altering memories. Memories that changed my perception of life and the role I was to play in life. I knew her as ‘My Aunt Anna Belle’ stern but gentle, kind, truthful, loving and watchful. We are here to celebrate a life deserving of a celebration. A celebration of a glorious life full of hope and trust in God. She always said God could do anything but fail. She knew her limitations, but her determination to go beyond that and succeed was found in God!

How do you measure a life? How do you value a person’s life? By the moments created through time!…

The measurements used to value a life are often equated with success, riches or fame in this world. I measure the value of life by the moments spent with/in God, family, friends and even strangers; they are like pearls strung across time. We sometimes miss the moments and opportunities to string memorable pearls of memories.

My Aunt Annabelle did not miss an opportunity to string her pearls. She created memories with all of my siblings, which is a great feat in itself because there were eight of us. She made life feel adventurous with her stories. She seized the moment to invoke a change of mindset, which caused a voluntary change in behavior and attitude. This is known as repentance in the Word of God! She knew how to make you love God greater than anything in the world.

Mark 12:30-31Amplified Bible (AMP)

30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul (life), and with all your mind (thought, understanding), and with all your strength.’31 This is the second: ‘You shall [unselfishly] love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Aunt Anna Belle taught by example! She lived the life of Love. Granted, she had struggles and they were many, but through Jesus Christ she overcame and made peace with her sorrows. . .

Memories help us to direct and correct the present as we learn to respect the future.

Deuteronomy 4:9Amplified Bible (AMP)

9 “Only pay attention and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your grandchildren [impressing these things on their mind and penetrating their heart with these truths]—

Aunt Anna Belle told me Jesus loved me and that I could be great in God. Yes, my Mom and had instilled this in me at various times in my life. But she kindled the fire and kept it burning when my Mom and Dad transcended to heaven. She kept hope alive with her calls to check on my girls and me… We prayed and sometimes cried. She would call me to pray for others and had me call them to counsel and pray for their healing. She would say to me afterwards, ‘I knew you would know how to handle it.’ Her words of encouragement helped keep me focused on serving God and others.

I will forever be grateful for the confidence she patiently built in me through her persistence. I am fond of the memories we shared praying to positively impact the lives of God’s people. I cherish the relationship we had building each other up and serving God. Her love and concern for her family guided her relationship with us and I am thankful for her steady watchfulness and prayers.

She lived a glorious life, sharing so many precious moments with her beloved family and friends. Each of us holds her memory in our hearts and together we are the pearls strung across time, which she diligently placed through her nurturing love. As we gather together to celebrate her life, we see the passion she had for God’s people. We can rejoice in the success of her life’s journey because each one of us treasures a piece of her memory. Our memories of time spent together with her reveal to us that we were her life’s work and calling. Her love for God is reflected in her steadfast love for us. So we celebrate and love on one another, today as we remember the glorious life of Anna Belle Brady.

God is Love, Love conquers and covers it all….

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From My Heart to Yours -WE

img_2886Today, everyday for me, begins with prayer for my family, friends, country and world. You have to begin each day outside yourself with compassion and thankfulness of life. Life gives you an opportunity to change what is and what was. Everyday of life is a breath worth taking and giving back into the world from which you drew it.

You matter to us ‘all’ and ‘all’ should matter to you. When we get it, human life exists for every human being born on this planet we see purpose in/of life. Selfish ambitions are the black holes you create in your world. It sucks the very life out of you and everyone around you… Life does not begin with you… but it will end with you… Life begins with us. The human race is one race and we need to love and care about ‘us’ together before it’s too late… Remember ‘I’ is the ‘you’ and the ‘you’ is the ‘we.’ #GodIsLove #MuchLoveMuchHopeMuchPrayer

Genesis 4:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he [lied and] said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”

 

 

 

 

God Sanctioned, A God Blessed New Year!

new-yearI wanted to say more than ‘Happy New Year’… I waited to reply thinking, ‘Lord what do I say?’ The word Happy is so fleeting, so temporary and it has little to say about what the New Year will bring. I was perplexed at a crossroad. I know this year will be like no other year but I know you were chosen to be here at such a time as this. You are the remnant which the bible talks about; you are the strong, the steadfast, the unmoving, and the always abounding in the Lord… You are God’s people in whom He Loves and will lead us out of every situation that will occur.

 

How then do we proceed in this New Year? We proceed in the same manner in which we have always proceeded in every New Year. This manner in which we proceed in is Love… Love over comes. It has never been overcome. Its resolve has always been the same… that is to love. Love is not the least but the greatest position we can take. As we Love God with our all it reaches the tangible state beseeching us to love our neighbors, as the Love of God possesses us to love our selves.

 

2016 unveiled the evils that were festering in every domain in our society. They were always there. God said judgment begins first in the house of the Lord. Man has always used in the name of their God to do their worst in every religion. So we are here now… the darkness has encroached upon us as the Prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 60:2.

Isaiah 60:2 King James Version (KJV)

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

What are we to do with this darkness? Look at Isaiah 60:1.

Isaiah 60:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)

A Glorified Zion

“Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come,
And the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you.

 

Whenever it grows darker the light will always appear brighter. Darkness cannot overcome light. Light will always overcome darkness. Light has its advantages. Light brings clarity, direction, and revelation. Light uncovers the darkness. It refuses to allow darkness to exist. This Light will strengthen us! The Light was spoken in the beginning of our time when the world was dark. It is the light that will strengthen our faith to arise and shine. Genesis 1:2-3 and Isaiah 9:2 is where this is found.

Genesis 1:2-3 King James Version (KJV)

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

 

Isaiah 9:2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The people who walk in [spiritual] darkness Will see a great Light; Those who live in the dark land, The Light will shine on them.

 

Who is this Light? Look at John 1:1-5.

 

John 1:1-5 King James Version (KJV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

 

This divine Light is Jesus! Jesus is your peace, your joy, your faith, your hope… and your resolve…

 

So have a God sanctioned, a God blessed New Year!

 

 

 

Part 6, in God’s Remnant…Never A Majority…A Ram In The Bush… My Friend Tom

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Are you in the ‘Race’? What race? It is the race of life… the entire Human Race… We are running side by side to pass the baton to the next generation. A baton of love, respect, and unity…

Well, this is the conclusion of Tom Muller’s response to the 2016 Presidential Election. He may not talk like you but he is deserving of being listened too and respected for what he has to say. I pray Tom’s candid response has broaden your sense of reality; diversified your thoughts and empowered your voice of reasoning to speak against all injustices toward all the peoples of this United States of America. In short, I hope your resolve is to make America a better place for all… all Americans.

My Friend Tom Muller:

 

How could you spew such hate at the scandal free Obamas for 8 years and then elect this family? You fucking hypocrites. How do you think y’all would have spun it had Obama showed up with five kids from three different mothers? Y’all picked on Michelle’s physical appearance (and she is freaking beautiful) while completely ignoring the fact that she is the first first-lady to go to Ivy League school for both undergrad and law school and then you nominate a nude model trophy wife for first-lady? That’s a far cry from Nancy Reagan or Barbara Bush. There is a line in the Republican bible, Atlas Shrugged, which like the real bible, most conservatives love to cherry pick from but have never read in its entirety, that says, “You can tell a lot about a man by the women he spends time with.” It is a heterosexual favored line but it still hits pretty hard. Trump sees women as trophies and objects. He would consider most of you women who voted for him fat pigs. Think about the message this election sent to women and girls all around this country and all around this world. Y’all should be freaking ashamed of yourselves.

So I need help here. I need true conservatives to get back to the basics personally but leave religion out of politics. Look at where Gary Johnson stands. That’s where the GOP should be standing. Freedom of religion is already in the Constitution. When Pence goes back to pushing this “religious freedom” to discriminate against gays shit, shoot it down and make it clear that we never want to see that again. Vote people out when they propose that trash. When black people stand up and simply say, “Hey, stop killing us” listen to them. Black people aren’t just making this stuff up. They have no reason to and nothing to gain from this race card that people keep accusing them of playing. Don’t try to drown them out with ALL lives matter or BLUE Lives Matter nonsense. Besides, we missed y’all last week when that white dude shot those cops. Where were ya? When the KKK walks around in sheets, understand that this is a threat to Americans and not ok. Start fucking looking out for people who don’t look like you and start speaking up.

Liberals, get off your damn high horses and look at the elitist sellouts you have running your Democratic Party. Nobody trusts them. You shouldn’t either. Being right on the social issues is important but so is having a vision for this country and having the character and integrity necessary to make people believe in it and you. When you say all the right things but don’t practice what you preach, you’re no better than those religious hypocrites on the Right. Talk is cheap. If you truly care, get the fuck out there and help people. While you’re out there volunteering, you’ll come across lots of good church folk doing the same. You’ll see a religious person living their values and they’ll see a liberal doing the same. That’s how we can start getting things moving again. Actually putting in work together and earning a mutual respect that helps us listen to each other for once.

Both major parties have hit rock bottom. My hope is that we can all rebuild these parties together and do so with our commonalities in mind. Let’s develop principles that we can all agree on and build on those. There will be disagreements and that is fine. But if we take this opportunity to start fresh, I think we will find that we are all sick and tired of the constant fighting. We will finally clean house and rid ourselves of all the forces that keep us fighting while they profit from it. Let’s get rid of biased media. Let’s get rid of politicians making millions of dollars selling us all out. Let’s get rid of neoliberalism and finally wake up to the fact that we have been going 8 years back and forth between these two parties for half a century and a handful of people still own everything, including those two parties.

I will never root against this country. I hope that I am wrong about Trump and the types of behavior that his election will empower. I hope that the spiteful side of Trump really digs into this Presidency so he can say, “Fuck you. I told you I could do this.” But no matter what, I hope that we can all start loving one another for once. We can’t make America great again because it simply has never been great for all groups of people. Hillary was just as clueless when she said that America is already great. The voters thought otherwise Hillary. The truth is that greatness still awaits us. I believe that we can get there. I think that most people are awake now thanks to Bernie and Trump. I think that when the dust settles and everybody is done blowing off steam, we will come together like never before. I think we have to. I think it is our only choice now.

Please start looking out for one another. We’re not nearly as different as they try to make us feel.

I love you all very much.

Part 5, in God’s Remnant…Never A Majority…A Ram In The Bush… My Friend Tom

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Focused… Always stay focused…

This is Tom Muller’s 4th installment of his amazing response to the 2016 Presidential Elections.  He is a voice, a rare voice of reason, of substance and commitment among many voices you hear…He is articulate, intelligent and a highly respected  voice. Why, you may ask? He gets it! He is not betting on any one race to succeed… He wants acceptance and justice for all; He wants humanity to succeed as one, everyone is important.

My Friend Tom:

And I want to take a second to draw a parallel here. I hear a lot of Trump supporters claiming that they are able to ignore all of the racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and “locker room talk” because Trump is an outsider! This trust fund baby born into a life too big to fail is one of us! He cares about jobs! That’s why he sent so many jobs overseas and hired undocumented workers in his private company where he answers to nobody! And the big one, he’s anti-establishment! Interesting. That’s not exactly a new strategy, that whole anti-establishment deal. In fact, it was already used to beat Hillary before…back in 2008. Where were all these anti-establishment folks back then? I don’t have the numbers in front of me but I’d wager there’s not a whole lot of overlap in the 2008 Obama anti-establishment and the 2016 Trump crews.

This is not about taking the government back for the people. Trump is not the people or for the people. Trump is Trump and out for Trump. What this is really about is about taking back the government for white men. Oh geez, there’s that race card from your buddy Tom, the white apologist. I am still not sure what this card gives me since it pisses off most every white friend I have but here I go playing it again. You think racism sucks? The worst most white people will ever experience is having to talk about racism and when they do, they cry out that it’s reverse racism. It’s tough being white these days. Those whiny minorities will just never understand.

So, where were all you anti-establishment folks in 2008 to support Obama? Oh yeah, making sure that your party lined up against every single thing that he would ever propose so they could blame him when nothing got done. Boy, you really wanted to shake up that system bad back in 2008. Nothing screams anti-establishment like lining up the entire damn establishment to go against the anti-establishment pick. So no, it’s not that. I wish it was but it isn’t. Not for most any way.

The honest truth is that there are a whole lot of white people who never even noticed the government until a black guy dared to do everything we have lectured black people to do for years. Broken family? No excuse! Pull yourself up by the bootstraps and make it happen! And he did but I guess we weren’t counting on that and he climbed too high. And then other black people felt like they too had a shot at equality and seized the moment to speak up. Did we listen? Hell no. We mistook us losing privilege as our rights being under attack. You wanna talk about a sense of entitlement? Suddenly, with a black in charge, we all realized how much ground we had lost. And after 8 years of a black we were going to nominate a woman? Hell fucking no. NOW we had to clean up politics. NOW we had to pretend that everything was in the shitter and that Hillary was the first and worst at everything. The same woman we said had never passed anything her entire time in politics was now responsible for all of it! NOW we had to draw a line and go to war if necessary.

Which is funny. We constantly lecture groups to “get over it” after centuries of having no power and we lose our shit after not having it for 8 years. Maybe we need to get over it and over ourselves. Maybe we need to stop and listen to ourselves playing whiny victim and stop projecting that stereotype onto other groups. If there are thin skinned whiners in this country, it’s us white people. If you’re worked up and angry reading that, I’m talking specifically to you. You see, you don’t get to shit on everybody else and call it, “just telling it like it is” and then cry like little bitches when it comes back around. What goes around comes around. Own it you fucking hypocrites.

And that’s really the great divide now. The GOP has just gone way too far off the deep end. The Pope and now even Fox News are too liberal for this party. There is an angry, bitterness driving the party and outside of Kasich, few have stood up and said boo about it. There is no leadership. No guts. No pride or decency. How could you possibly nominate and then elect a President with such a horrible opinion of so many Americans? Don’t you have Hispanic friends? Don’t you have friends or family members who were POW’s? Don’t you have friends who are Muslims? LGBT? Black? Women? Handicapped people? How could you possibly elect Trump President if you care about any of those groups? How can you even look at kids knowing you did this?

God’s Remnant…Never A Majority…A Ram In The Bush… My Friend Tom (2)

I would like to introduce you to my friend Tom Muller. He is a great guy. What makes him great? His heart, his love for people and his sincerity with that love toward those that don’t look like him. He has a heart of gold. I have not censored his writing to do so would be an injustice to his soul.

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Keep smiling…

Here’s TOM…

This one is going to be long, very long. I am not even sure if Facebook will allow it to post. But I am asking that you take a few minutes to read this sometime this week. I want to go back to writing jokes but I need to get this off my chest first. I have friends who need to hear a lot of this being said and I am going to speak up for them. They need to know that people still care about them. They need to know that I and others are not going to sit back and watch their lives be pushed aside yet again. I am not going to pretend that this election has not put a whole lot of my friends in danger. It has. It really fucking has.

I stayed up very late last night trying to process this election. I think I was in shock about how much I wasn’t in shock. I’ve seen and felt this bitter white storm brewing for a long while now. Well, here it is. I thought that on Election Day I had overreacted and that our country would rise up and do not the right thing but at least the best thing given the circumstances. We didn’t.

This write up is not going to be properly framed. I’m not going to ask questions and talk about things carefully. I’m going to make what most people will consider broad sweeping generalizations when they hit them and hard hitting truths when they hit others. This piece should have something in it to piss off each and every one of you reading it. It is pissing me off writing it, so we’re even. I am writing this because I truly want to help us. I believe that you and I are connected. Anything I do that that hurts you, hurts me. Anything I do that hurts me, hurts you too. We all live, love, and hurt together whether we think so or not. We are all connected. So this is as much me talking to various versions of myself as it is to you. I am not perfect. I have most certainly played a role in all of these issues I am about to talk through. I am taking ownership of everything in this. I am 100% part of these problems too.

As you read this and get uncomfortable, I am asking you, as a friend, to keep reading. I might be wrong. Hell, I am wrong more than most people I have ever met. Being wrong so often has helped me keep learning and growing so I’m not going to stop now. However, here and there, I am right. I called a whole lot of what was unfolding over these past 18 months. Unfortunately, I saved my major wrong for the end where I tried to pick the winner out of two losers.

I think it is time for some honesty all around. A lot of this honesty is not going to be nice. It is going to seem like I am trying to break us all into groups and divide us when the truth is, WE ARE ALREADY DIVIDED. We need to stop calling everybody else divisive if they speak up about their problems. Talking about racism IS NOT RACISM. We need to quit trying to make every damn thing about ourselves. Shut up and listen. Treat them as a fellow human being instead of only listening long enough to decide which bucket to callously throw them into. Give people a minute to get through their thoughts. We all have that minute. We waste years and years, generations and generations, fucking people over because we all refuse to take a minute here and there to hear each other out. This has to stop and it has to stop right now. People’s lives are being ruined. They are not getting a fair shake because we don’t want to break up our routine. We need to break out of this and show a damn sense of urgency before it is too late.

TO BE CONTINUED…

 

God’s Remnant…Never A Majority…A Ram In The Bush…

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Begin each day with a smile…

Let me begin with:

Psalm 118:24 (Amplified Bible) This [day in which God has saved me] is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

I want to encourage each and everyone one of you with the Word of God. God has an individualized plan for you. A Plan of: …‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11Amplified Bible) Let God’s thoughts of you ruminate through your very soul. What has happened in the world today is not in God and not in His Kingdom. This is why you can rejoice because your trust is in God and not in man.

You have truly seen the outcome of the kingdom of the world vs the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God has always represented God, His Light and His Love. The kingdom of the world represents satan, his darkness and his hate. Unfortunately some people prefer darkness to light so their evil deeds can be done.

John 3:19 (Amplified Bible)  This is the judgment [that is, the cause for indictment, the test by which people are judged, the basis for the sentence]: the Light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.

How does this affect you? Breathe… Have the Peace of God. God is not troubled and you should not be either.

John 14:27 (Amplified Bible) …My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]

The light, the revelation of your predicament has been revealed. You cannot change what you do not acknowledge… you cannot acknowledge what you do not confront… you cannot confront what you cannot see, what you choose to not see… has been revealed through this well thought out crisis… What has been revealed? HATE through FEAR! Fear the precursor to all the ills of the world… Fear teaches hate!

1 John 4:18 (Amplified Bible) There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear,…

Hate is in your face right now, it is in your leadership, it is in your neighborhood, it is in your family, it is in your job, it is in your church, it is even in your pulpit! Is it in you? Is it in your finger pointing, in your stares, in your don’t cares and in your supremacy? We are where we are today because of it. Hate has never been a liberator! It’s a unification of destruction. Hate builds walls; hate limits opportunities; hate enslaves; hate deprives; hate divides and hate does not give it takes until there is nothing left. Hate will not and cannot survive… It is a destroyer… of life. It is WAR!!!

John 17:3 (Amplified Bible) Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true [supreme and sovereign] God, and [in the same manner know] Jesus [as the] Christ whom You have sent.

Make all decisions out of selfless, Love, God’s Love… which is unconditional, enduring, covering and upholding all…

God is Love, Love Conquers and Covers All…

 

TO BE CONTINUED!

There Is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

gena To those of you who have questioned my faith and challenged my beliefs I respectably respond. I have a calling on my life that is bigger than me, than what I can even imagine. I don’t ask that you follow me but follow Jesus Christ and His teaching even when it challenges friendships and what people think of you. You are probably wondering what is this is about? In short it is about Donald Trump who has trumped the faith of Christians. The Word of God is my foundation and the foundation of all followers of Christ. I do not support Donald Trump and I still follow Jesus Christ.

 

I prayed in regards to Donald Trump when he first made a decision to enter into the     Republican race for its nominee. Unlike many Christians I allow God to make my decisions. I was quite concerned when a video surfaced with well-known Christian evangelists praying over Donald Trump for president. My concern was why were they not praying for this man’s soul salvation rather than the presidency? Was he not worthy of God’s Love, and salvation? Why would such men and women of God ignore this and not address his great issues and how could you let this go unchallenged? Well, this is what I received in prayer. Some of God’s people wanted a man/puppet that they could control. They wanted to make themselves known and God did not give them Donald Trump; they chose Donald. Just like the children of Israel who wanted a King and God said He wanted to lead them. So God allowed them to have Saul. They chose Saul out of his worldly appearance rather than his relationship with God. Well, we know Saul fell and David a man after God’s own heart was chosen by God to be King.

 

1 Samuel 8:4-9 (AMP)

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramahand said to him, “Look, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint us a king to judge us [and rule over us] like all the other nations.”But their demand displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge and rule over us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. The Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being King over them. Like all the deeds which they have done since the day that I brought them up from Egypt even to this day—in that they have abandoned (rejected) Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also. So now listen to their voice; only solemnly warn them and tell them the ways of the king who will reign over them.”

 

People are putting their trust in Donald Trump rather than God. Verse 7 of first Samuel ( The Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being King over them.) God said there were two kingdoms on the earth, His Kingdom of God and the world’s kingdom. Look at the following verses to see the dual kingdoms on the earth.

 

Luke 11:20 (AMP)

20 But if I drive out the demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has already come upon you.

2 Corinthians 4:4 (AMP)

among them the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelieving to prevent them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

 

God’s people have been blinded by the world and it’s corruption of hate, greed, racism, and pride.

God has made provision to save the world and it is His Son Jesus! Donald Trump is the wolf in sheep clothing. Donald Trump says he does not need forgiveness of sins. He has created an alternate pathway to God and he is leading people astray. Salvation is through the work of the cross through God’s Son Jesus; we receive/accept the forgiveness of our sins. The death/burial/resurrection on the cross was for the debt of our sins so we can have the righteousness of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21.) This changes a person’s mindset, how they believe and how they conduct their life.

 

Donald said this about his sins, “I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so,” he said. “I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.” This is found at http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/18/politics/trump-has-never-sought-forgiveness/ Do I blame Donald Trump for his words? NO! I blame the ones who spent the time praying their will over him instead of leading him to Jesus Christ and what that entails.

We are so concerned about the great falling away in the last days; it is here many of you have lost your faith…

 

Matthew 24:8-13 (KJV)

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

 

Am I judging Donald’s behaviors? Yes!… I’m judging his fruits (Luke 6:43-45 (NKJV)

A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit

43 “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

 

James 3:14 (KJV)

14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.)

 

Does Donald act like a follower/disciple of Christ?… because you are following him… The real answer is found in this verse. If you are following Donald you are not a follower/disciple of Jesus Christ!

 

John 13:35 (AMP)

35 By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you have love and unselfish concern for one another.”

God does not make mistakes…people make mistakes…

God is Love, Love Conquers and Covers All…

Pastor EuGenia Harris

Presence of God Ministries

 

 

 

 

Racism… How Christians Handle It

racismI was conversing with a fellow christian regarding racism and how we as Christians should respond. Here is the following dialogue between us.

XXX XXXXXXX: I wish race wasn’t constantly talked about. To me, it creates more problems. We are all Gods children created in His image. Period.

My response to XXX XXXXXXX: I love you and I’m proud of the growth you have in the Word of God. You have to grow more baby. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus! My momma taught me that ‘God’s Righteousness’ is not convenient because it will always put you in places of unrighteousness. Why? The world will never see righteousness till someone stands for it and the world will never see Jesus till they see Him in you. She would stop the car and break up fights and lead men to Christ. She would risk her life (mine too, I was with her) to save men that were left for dead. She was 4′ 9”.  And she didn’t carry a weapon even though she stopped those who did. She had Jesus… that’s all Jesus…

 
Romans 3:22-23 Amplified Bible (AMP)
 
22 This righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ for all those [Jew or Gentile] who believe [and trust in Him and acknowledge Him as God’s Son]. There is no distinction,
23 since all have sinned and continually fall short of the glory of God,
 
God does not see color nor does His Children (the real ones, not the ones still with the world’s mindset of racism.) You and I are ambassadors for Christ. The light of the World.
2 Corinthians 5:20-21 Amplified Bible (AMP)
 
20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us; we [as Christ’s representatives] plead with you on behalf of Christ to be reconciled to God. 21 He made Christ who knew no sin to [judicially] be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God [that is, we would be made acceptable to Him and placed in a right relationship with Him by His gracious lovingkindness].
 
I understand your need to feel comfortable. But the real reality of feeling uncomfortable is to evoke change. Real sin should and does make people feel uncomfortable and they repent. Repent meaning they change their minds… their mindsets and go another way. The way is Jesus and having His mind… the mind of Christ.
 
1 Corinthians 2:16 King James Version (KJV)
 
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
 
If we truly believe that God is Light then we have to believe and trust Him when He sheds light on a subject. This subject is race. And God has designated this dispensation to deal with it.
 
John 1:4-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
 
4 In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].
 
You said,’To me, it creates more problems.’ Yeah! It is suppose to. Just like the Christian Jews who did not want to accept the new converts (gentile Christians) into Christianity without first being converted to Judaism. Remember Peter’s dream (Acts 10:9-16?) There are other stories too. Even Jesus said He came to divide (Luke 12:51.) You don’t think that causes problems?…
 
You are the light that shines in the darkness. Racism is darkness and you cannot (you really can if you want to) hide your light like it does not exist. 
 
Matthew 5:14-16 King James Version (KJV)
 
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
 
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
 
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
 
Look at verse 22 below…
 
Mark 4:21-23King James Version (KJV)
 
21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
 
If you do hide your light you deny Christ Jesus.

Matthew 10:33 English Standard Version (ESV)

33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

You also said,’We are all Gods children created in His image. Period.’ If you believe what you said then make it known and stand for it!!! I was taught this in Sunday school at the age of four. I didn’t have the verbal capacity to explain this to my mother. I was spanked practically everyday because I would hunt down people, mom called these people strangers but to me they were images of God. I thought if I could see every human face, the drunkards, the homeless, the drug addicts, the sick, the rich and the poor I would see the Face of God. Now you see why my mother was concerned. I never saw the people’s status or color, I only saw God. Mom would tell me if you don’t stop running up to strangers and grabbing them, ‘I’ll spank you.’ You don’t need to tell everyone, ‘Hi.’ My response was I’m seeing God, I have too. What happened? I was spanked by the one I so dearly loved every time… I paid the price, I didn’t care. I loved God more…
 
Besides I was just like my little momma who cared more about God’s Children then she did her own life. So baby girl, you do what you have to do and I will pray that God will lead you… This is your Journey with God.
 
God is love, love covers and conquers it all…
#MuchLoveMuchHope

Everything…

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Hold onto Life it is your gift…

Everything you always wanted was within your grasp, within your hands…it wasn’t as if God didn’t give it to you… He did… you stopped holding onto it…which would have made your dream a reality…

Ecclesiastes 3:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)

A Time for Everything

There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven—

 

God is Love, Love conquers and covers it all…

#muchlovemuchhope