Daddy’s Final Words!

“I DON’T KNOW’

Not in a million years would I ever dream that my father’s final and farewell words to me would be: “I don’t know”.  I found out later on in life as we grew together as Father and Daughter, that Dad didn’t know a lot of everyday intellectual things; but, one thing I was certain of is that he knew and loved our  Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Daddy LOVED JESUS with EVERYTHING THAT WAS WITHIN HIM!  Dad loved his Mother to the moon and back and some.  His mother was his pride and joy, and the feeling was mutual  between them and it was evident to anyone that knew my Dad.  He honored his mother! I pause right here to give a shout out to my grandmother, the late 🌹 Louise Thomas 🌹 who passed away at the age of 93-years-young. #restinlovegrandmalou ❤

Dad had several friends that he would  introduce me to over the years.  This one friend, and Pastor stood out amongst most.  I encountered this particular Pastor and friend on the KTYM radio station, where his church in Lynwood would broadcast to the world their worship experience every Sunday evening at  8:30 p.m.  I’m estimating this had to be around 1968  through 1976 which was the year that I finally got the opportunity to lay my eyes on the man that was my Father, whom his Pastor at the time, Pastor Willie T. Snead, allowed my Father the opportunity to pray and preach on the radio.

As a young girl,  I was very smart. I had question-after-question-after-question every Sunday evening. WHY is that I can hear my father’s voice Lord, but I can’t NEVER see his face? I began talking to the Lord at the age of 6-years-old, and I remember telling God that he needed to make my father come through that radio. Every little girl and boy loves their parents, regardless. Yes, it was good hearing him, but I had question about what he looked like.  Did he look like me? In my head, after hearing his voice over that radio broadcast when it was his turn to pray or preach, I got excited.  There were many of broadcasts that he was not heard, but the fine Pastor would sing, pray and preach. I often wondered how the Pastor looked as well.  I painted this picture in my head describing my relationship with my father with  this particular friend / Pastor first because his radio show was the only real connection I had to my father growing up fatherless from the age of 0-10-years-old.  It’s bizarre to me that this Pastor and friend would not only be instrumental to me as a young lad, but who would have ever thought he would be apart of the dyeing process as well.

As my Father laid on the seventh floor of Memorial Hospital, and of note, throughout the process after the initial biopsy at Los Alamitos Medical Center, our journey would begin and we would then journey to several hospitals and doctors offices along the way.  After the surgery at Torrance Memorial initially, where he stayed forever so long, after being released downstairs to their rehab center for physical therapy and so forth. I watched everything from his Pastor coming at the the time, Pastor Thomas who would again tie in to Pastor Willie T. Snead again, years later. Dad explained to me that his current Pastor was one of his many of Sunday School students when he was on staff preaching and teaching at Pastor Snead’s church that broadcasted on the radio, that again was instrumental incognito  me allowing me the opportunity to hear my father’s voice.  He often told me stories about how proud he was that four of the young men that he taught Sunday School to in that ministry ALL became Pastor’s. He said he even had the opportunity to teach his nephews as well, who resided at the church with him. Let me paint this picture, because I’m going somewhere with this.

In 1976, I  would lay eyes on my father for the very first time, and later on, after getting  past all the accolades, and emotions of this ten year mission of my life without my Dad, he would take me to church for the very first time!  Never in a million years, would I have thought I would meet these voices I had only heard over the radio, but I did!

You see, God had a plan, and what I thought was an excursion I had sent my mom on to find me this one pair of  Mary Jane shoes would turn out to be the day God arrested my father and placed him on the scene at the cleaners that was next door to the shoe store that was the last resort to get a pair of Mary  Jane shoes.  Nope, I never to this day,  got those Mary Jane shoes, but what I did get was the opportunity to meet my Father for the very first time in a parking lot of a cleaners in North Long Beach. Oh my God!! I’m going to say it again: He had been put under divine duress and I would finally put a face to the man I had heard pray and preach over the radio broadcast.  My very first visit to my Dad’s home, I was 10-years-old, and during my stay, he took me to his church one Sunday evening, and that night, was the first time, I ever got the opportunity to meet Pastor Willie T. Snead  live and in person.  Before service, they had it going on.  What stuck out in my head were them chili cheese fritos I got at the church before the worship began.  I was finally there!!!   God had answered this little girl and her mother’s prayer!!!   Look at God.!  This was the great, outstanding Pastor that gave my father, the late Rev. J.E. Thomas his first real break in ministry.  Come to find out, he was the one who demanded my father to go back to school and get his G.E.D. in Lynwood, California.  He then encouraged my father to go to seminary school to learn more about our God. He not only watched for my father’s soul, but he watched out for my father’s future. Dad,  knowing one day that  he would Pastor his own church which came to pass in 1996,  where Dad would become the founding Pastor of the 2nd Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, of Long  Beach, and I would become his right hand, reader and writer, President and CEO of 2nd Corinthian Missionary to this present day!

Now to fast forward to 2013 where I sat and stayed in my Dad’s hospital room on countless occasions. On this particular morning, bright and early,  Pastor English came by to pray with our Dad and always left him with some encouraging words. Then, two friend’s he worked with at the  City of Long Beach. I enjoyed  all of his Friend’s and Family that came by to pay respect to him. On this morning, Pastor Willie T. Snead would walk through the door of my Dad’s hospital room, with myself and my sibling present.  Dad lit up like a christmas tree at the glimpse of Pastor Snead’s face. In his final days, Dad didn’t have much to say, but this morning he blurted out:
“How are you Doctor?” Doctor Snead had entered the building.

Dr. Snead was a good looking cat. My God today. I promise you, I had not seen him going on 30-years, and let me tell you, he looked rich as cream, and his appearance alone commanded the room. I was excited to know, Pastor Snead was in the house, and we all prayed together as he prayed so passionately over my father’s life, and not only did he pray for Dad, but he prayed for my sister and I because he detected there was some issues about to transpire because she was mad that morning at me that I wouldn’t allow them to transfer him to a skilled nursing when Dad was clearly to me in an acute state after undergoing another surgery, taking the risk of if they couldn’t get to what that needed to to do in his neobladder, he was warned that he would end up with a colostomy bag, and sure enough that was the case.   So, some tension was building and Pastor detected a little bickering between her and I, and this would be the first time she would utter out of her mouth: YOU take care of the MEDICAL and I’m taking care of the MONEY.

It didn’t dawn on me, but Pastor Snead felt lead to give us both, every  phone number he could be reached at if we needed to talk to him and if any significant changes took place with Dad.  When it was all said and done, Pastor Snead extended an invitation to  my sister and I to his church, and he proceeded to give us a sample of how he took it home when he delivered the word of the Lord.  I was too through, and dismayed at this man who would be around my Dad’s age preaching like he was still a seasoned middle age preacher.  As I observed Pastor Snead, there was nothing old about him, and he possessed a vibrant, joyful personality. He gave us a sample of his preaching and told us he did his best preaching at his 9:30 a.m. worship.  To this day, I wish I had taken him up on his offer, only to find out he transitioned  suddenly and unexpected and took his flight home to be with the  Lord recently.  Although, I didn’t redeem the offer just yet to visit his church, I did call him when the road got really rough after I discuss further incidents that transpired that lead up to my Dad’s last and final words to me.  I want you to know that Pastor Snead was a man of his word.  When I called him, he answered, and not only did he answer, he gave me good spiritual sound council, and always ended our conversations in prayer. When my father actually passed away, Pastor Snead was my Dad’s ONLY preacher friend to call me and extend his condolences, prayers and deepest sympathy and gave sound advice to me, and that meant the world to me to this very minute.

Dr. Snead played a role in my first young years of my life as stated above, and who would have dreamed he would be the ONLY Pastor / Preacher friend of my Father to extend comfort to me. (tears). Out of all of Daddy’s Friend’s, Daddy thought his best friend whom he put his trust in would be there for his children and family. Not so for me.  Only Pastor Snead.  As I was in distress, I contacted Daddy’s best friend recently and shared with him with what my Father told his baby girl, and his best friend who Daddy spent countless years helping him at his church, and he was at my Dad’s bedside with me and our family up until Dad expired told me that he had nothing to do with Rev. Thomas’s family and I don’t’ get involved in family affairs. I was hurt and appalled at the same time, because my father put my trust in this other Pastor friend who he called his actual best friend. and at this point to me he’s not even name worthy. At least as a Bishop, you would think with all the drama between my sister and the other heirs, he would at least try to mediate for us or at least pray.  All I can say is:  “I wish Pastor Snead had survived, but heaven had a plan for him.”

He was a true friend and a gift to the body of Christ, his family and friend’s. What a legacy he leaves behind, and I’m so happy to know that only God can tie a story together like this from birth to death!!!


I said all that above to say this:  A real friend wants to see better for you, and a real friend will tell you what’s right. I’m going to reiterate again and say:  Pastor Snead had a radio broadcast back in the 70’s on a A.M. radio station called KTYM. It was the ONLY connection I had to my father from the age of 0-10-years-old. My mom made sure we tuned in every Sunday evening because there was either a possibility he would pray on the radio or Pastor Snead would let him preach on air. Later on, at the age of 10-years-old, while sending my mom around the world to find that one pair of shiny black Mary Jane shoes I had to have. My mom searched high, and she searched low until she started asking people in Bullock’s department store, where could we find these shoes? Our last resort: Payless shoe store in North Long, Beach, CA. Really Mom? Now, I’m reconsidering not wanting them shoes because back in the day, Payless shoes didn’t last and you were made fun of as a kid if you came to school with some Payless shoes on. So my mom goes into the store while I sat in the car exhausted. I noticed my mom came out of Payless, but she was not holding a bag with my Mary Jane shoes, but she was happily holding a conversation with this man that was all smiles grinning from ear-to-ear. As she proceeded to the car with this happy, handsome young gentleman, and I looked at him really good, and I knew immediately even before she proceeded to the car to confirm he was my Dad  that had  just exited from the cleaners next to the shoe store. Holding in his hand were his work uniforms that were crisply cleaned, starched, creased and pressed. At the time, he was wearing a Orange shirt with a City of Long Beach logo on it! I thought to myself, could it really be him? Yes, it was and we remained Father-and-Daughter until 30-days before he died, December 30, 2013.

Of note, I was forced from my Dad’s bedside as respiratory unhooked him in my face as the Dr. Dermillo of Health Care Partners looked at me with 6 security hospital police surrounding my father’s bed because Dr. Dermillo said:  “we no longer need you, and your father can now make his own decisions and verbally took it upon himself to change my father’s advance directives so I could no longer execute for my Dad.”  After, he was disconnected, they waited until the discussion between Dr. Dermillo was finished. I asked Dr. Dermillo in strong tone of voice: “WHAT PART OF MY FATHER’S ADVANCE DIRECTIVES YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND? He never answered because this Registered Nurse took it upon herself to say: You can’t talk to the doctor like that and then she called their hospital security team to throw me out of the hospital after unhooking my Dad from the ventilator in my face, hoping he would expire (die) right before my very eyes. Then the hospital director, of Little Company of Mary named Sister Mary Ann Patton calls me on the phone to let me know that she advised her staff to hang the phone up in my face and she advised the staff who was caring for my father not to give me any information or update report whether my Dad was dead or alive. After all of that, her humanity kicked in and she was so kind to go to my father’s bedside and let me have one final conversation with my Dad via telephone with her monitoring the conversation, and my final words to my Dad was:  “Why didn’t you protect me, and why didn’t you defend your Advance Directives choice you made to be comfortable and that’s what  you wanted! You wanted your doctors to do everything within their power to keep you alive so you could exercise your FAITH, believing that God was going to heal you from bladder cancer. I began to yell. “why Daddy?”  Daddy, why didn’t you protect your baby girl that did exactly what you asked her to do in writing witnessed by two separate people, their signatures and a notary.

Dad’s final words to me would be: “I DON’T KNOW” – I was livid!! I said to him: “If you wanted to change your advance directives, I would have gladly help you check off that “DO NOT RESUSCITATE” (DNR) box and it could have been done that easy. So, after I hang up the phone with Dad and Sister Mary Ann Patton, the director of Little Company of Mary in Torrance, CA, they contacted the Torrance police and the Torrance police contacted our local Irvine Police where I resided at the time to send send the police to my home for a well visit check. So, I hear a forceful knock on my door, and I answered the door with the phone in my hand barely hanging up the phone with my Dad and the director, of Little Company of Mary. I’m now looking at two cops who are questioning me about my well being, and of course I’m dressed to the 9’s because I was just about to walk out of the door to go to Lindora. I explained to the police, I was fine!!! I just needed to go get my vitamin B shot, and I told him I felt much better than the night before because I now knew my father was still alive. I noticed every time I tried to end the conversation with the Irvine police, they kept talking about anything, including my neighbor Tyrone who was my close friend and neighbor that Irvine police law were no stranger to Tyrone. I said to myself, something is wrong. So the Torrance police had our local Irvine police to “ENTERTAIN” me while they knew the Torrance police was on their way to “DETAIN” me because that same nurse who jumped in my face defending the doctor who verbally took it upon himself to change my father’s advance directives lied and told the Torrance police that I threatened her over the phone when I was calling the night I was thrown out of the hospital, to see if my Dad was still alive after after observing a respiratory technician pulling my father from the ventilator. She filed a complaint and said, I said over the telephone 50 miles away that I was going to to “GET HER”.  Really? Get her what, a hamburger?  So after Irvine police entertained me for 2-hours, here comes the Torrance police driving 50 miles to my home and get out of their police car and rush me and throw me to the ground forcefully and began to pouncing and beating on me in front of my 10-year-old son with autism, and the two Irvine police as they stood back and watched this one bad black Torrance cop brutally abuse me with excessive force. Then, I was thrown to the ground and handcuffed in front my baby, Irvine police and the other Torrance police by the name of officer Bessie who stood back and watched his partner beat on a woman. After the 50-mile drive to the Torrance police station, I was manhandled and rushed by 10 Torrance Police in riot / hazmat gear and masks in the holding cell. After which, the black cop who came to my home and beat me is now punching me in the head, and the other 9 officers back off as he continued punching me in the face. All they wanted to do was put me in a electrocution style chair with wheels so they could wheel me over to do fingerprints. Did it really take 10 officers to do that? Surely, I could have gotten in that chair free willingly. Now, another officer came in and said he just talked to a family member and they had the unmitigated gall to advise the Torrance police that I was mentally ill, and I was bipolar and I suffered from schizophrenia. So, after all was said and done, I was released from the jail, placed in an ambulance and admitted to the UCLA Harbor General Hospital psychiatric ward where my Dad’s ex-fiancé was the psychiatric charge nurse on the night shift. She would later on care for me after I was treated horrible by the staff.  Her name was Della, and she was there for my Dad from day one, until the last time I laid eyes on my father which was 30-days before he expired.

To fast forward to today, I have not gotten a shoe or a penny from my Father’s estate, but on the other hand my sister walked away with all of his liquid cash, bank accounts, life insurances, retirement and all of his possessions and it hurts.  We’ve been going back and forth to probate court for 3-years and only verifiable assets that are left is the proceeds from the sale of his property, and I’m ready to take what I can  get, NOT what I actually deserve and end this situation all so my Dad’s name can rest in peace. I lost my whole paternal side of the family.  but I have new relationships with my brothers and his conservator, which she is a beautiful woman who has become like a second mother to me.  If nothing else transpired good, the people I have now that I didn’t know before is the blessing to me at the end of the rainbow.

I’m sure,  this too shall pass,  because truly I realized the other day that all the things that happened in between is no more than a distraction to kill,  and steal my joy!   Daddy taught us too hard about Jesus and Faith that will move mountains to live my life these past three years in distress.   I gave it to God, and now I’m able to close this out hoping I never have to encounter anything EVER of this nature!

The moral of this story is to KNOW who your real Family and Friend’s are!!!   Those three final words Daddy uttered to me: I DON’T KNOW haunts me to this day.  All I know is he may have not known, but we serve a God that is  ALL KNOWING and he has never lost a case.  We call on his name today, and his name is JESUS, my alpha and omega, our  beginning and our end.  I’ve learned to trust and rely on him more than ever these past three years, and I want you to know the minute I casted my cares upon him and acknowledge that I can’t do NOTHING without God.  Without God,  we would be nothing, we would be like an old rugged ship without a sail!!!

I have one request: Pray for me, my sister, and my entire paternal family that we can at least be peaceful like it was before Daddy died.  My Dad loved each and every one of his children whether he did something for them or not.  In his heart in the end by his which to have his sons come forth is enough for me to know there was good in him and I acknowledge that it may have took him a long time, but he DID whatever it took to make everything right,  including calling in that notary and saying I WANT BOTH OF MY GIRLS TO HAVE MY MONEY! His final sober words in person versus the final words over the phone!

I pray someone was blessed by this true bitter-sweet story, and know if you are going through something similar, give it over to Jesus and let him work it out for you!!

Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

November 2, 2016

“Room At The Cross”  Rev. Clay Evans 

p.s.  – To this day, those three words are very sensitive to me: I DON’T know!! I do know that our savior, Jesus Christ hung, bled, and he died for our sins, rose again and he yet lives! I do know that!! #praiseourGod! Also, I do know that the grievance process is taking place in my head and my heart. This is a journey I would not wish on my worst enemy..

#God, please help us to be better Christians and learn how to love one another unconditionally! I had to forgive them all, and  forgive myself for being distraught and angry for quite some time. Worry is like poison, it will kill you! It’s amazes me to this day that I was wearing the potent perfume poison during this process in 2013. As I was in Nordstrom on yesterday, I had to smell it to remind me of how far I’ve come!  I didn’t buy it, but I was tempted. lol

Rev. J.E. Thomas Preaching (My Dad)

My Dad’s  Granddaughter, Erica Thomas singing:  The Blood at her Grandpa’s Funeral.. 

Sing: Erica!

Getting through tough times….

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his
glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” – Phil 4:19

God is my only answer to  you to  get through tough times….  God is all you need to get by…  He’s there when things are good and  he’s there when things are going not so good…  Just remember that we serve a God that sits high and looks down low, and knows all… He’s sees you when  you are  sleeping and he knows when you are awake…  He’s omnipresent, and is at your house while he is at my house too..  He is everywhere at the same times and can handle every situation including the tough times you may be facing…. God has not forgotten about you, his light is shining on  you… All you have to do is have faith, and turn to him, and him only…  Yet, Jesus says, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. …  Jesus is everything that you need…   You don’t have to beg anyone for anything, you don’t have to worry when people say mean things about you and  to you, and  even when doors close in your face, all you have to do is get down on your knees and begin to pray and ask the the Lord to shine on me…. If you put  your trust in God, he can do everything except  fail if you have faith the size of a mustard seed….

When I speak of tough times, it covers a multitude of things we face today… I’m not sure exactly what you are going through, but the same advice is recommended for every situation…  Financial difficulty, loss of loved one, bad relationship, divorce, depression, loneliness, etc…  I could go on, but I know you understand… Trust God!

I pray that God gives you strength to endure through whatever tough times you may be facing…  Just the fact that we woke up on today is another chance to keep going and change the things in our lives is causing us so much grief…   Think about the things that make you happy and think about the positive side of life, and the mere fact that you still have life…  When going through, know that God will see you through…  You cannot get if you cannot go through the challenges of life… Our trials only come to make us strong… We pray for all in every nation…   We know that you are a big God and you are superior to all of our troubles…   I just pray blessings upon each one that will receive God’s presence and God’s blessings…   Just rejoice  in the Lord and stay blessed, and just be happy no matter what state you are in.. . Easier said than done, but it can be done if we learn to lean and trust in the all mighty God… Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ… He’s my all and all and I love him more and more each day no matter what is thrown at my life….

Jesus Knows Just How Much We Can Bare!

Just began to worship and magnify the Lord for who he is and knowing that he can bring you through any hard times you may be facing… Just began to thank him in advance and tell him how much you Love  him!!!  Keep your thought pure and positive which will always leave you open to receive the promises of God…   The bible says in James 1:2-4 says to Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

 

What God Has For Me, It Is For Me

Scriptures to let you know that God does Care!

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  -Deuteronomy 31:6

Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”  -Isaiah 35:4

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.   -Psalm 23:4

 

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.   -Psalm 18:2

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.  -1 Peter 3:14

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.   -Proverbs 16:3

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  -Isaiah 40:31

 

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  -Romans 8:38-39

 

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  -Ephesians 3:17-19

 

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7


I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

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. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. … Romans 8:1-39 

 

 

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28

 

Please Remember That Trouble and Tough Times don’t Last Always!!!

 

Timothy Wright – Trouble Don’t Last Always

 

Posted By:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas / Re-blogged 9-19-2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

◄ Genesis 12:2 ►”I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”

Genesis 12:1-3  The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.  “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

Greetings to our WIFI subscribers, family and friends. We pray this blog note finds each of you well in our New Year of  #2017.  Also, we pray that we continue to stay focused on the things of God, and  we pray we don’t allow nothing or anything to hinder us from our destiny.

We  just wanted to share our thoughts on greatness with the world on today.  I often remind myself that we serve a great God that deserves our best because he gave us his best, and that was his only son,  Jesus Christ.  He died that we may be free! #thankyouJesus!

Blessings and favor to each of you!

Minister Evelyn Diane

Also, we would like to take the time to wish each or our subscribers, family and friends who celebrate  a  birthday or anniversary in the month of January! #happybirtday #happyanniversary #blessingsandfavortoeachofyou! 🙏🏾

◄ 2 Samuel 7:9 ► “I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men on earth.”

 Destined For Greatness  – Ricky Dillard & New G

Posted by:  Evelyn Diane

D&T: 1/25/2017

Cited: We do not own the enclosed video, and it is  being used for inspirational purposes only.

All I want for Christmas is LOVE, TRUTH, PEACE and HAPPINESS!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6  (ESV)

To each of our subscribers, family and friends, on this Christmas day, we bring you greetings of love, and glad tidings. Our prayer is that we understand the reason for the season. We celebrate Jesus on today!  We celebrate his life that he lived on this earth for 33-long-years. The birth and the story of Jesus is a very unique.

The bible says in  the book of Matthew: 1:18-25: “Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: …

Wow, can you imagine being in Joseph’s shoes and having to yield to the voice of the Lord and believe by faith that he can make this relationship work, and be a father to his son whom he had no pleasure in making? Come on now, put yourself in his shoes and think how he must have felt.  This story is intrinsic through and through from the beginning to the end. However, I just wanted to paint a picture of how this situation  of divorce an d separation turned itself around because Joseph was willing and obedient to the Holy Spirit. We Must Learn To Be OBEDIENT to the Holy Spirit and know the voice of God!

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

I could go on, but I will leave it right there and let  that above verse sink in and marinate into your spirit. See Jesus’s life was built on LOVE, TRUTH, JOY, PEACE and then JESUS went around making people HAPPY.

In his 33-years-of-life, he healed the sick, he raised the dead, made blind men see, he made the lame walk, and he made the  mute talk. He went around doing the miraculous! What a mighty God we serve! We serve a God that sits high and looks low! We serve a God that is worthy to be praised.  In the book of  Psalm 113:3  reads: “From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised.” Oh, yes he is! This is why we celebrate Christmas! We celebrate Christmas because our saviour yet lives in us, and he lives in our heart and he lives in our soul and he lives in our minds and he lives in our spirit! When you think of Christmas, think about CHRIST and the sacrifices he made that we might have life and have life more abundantly. Do you realize the sacrifices this young man made?  He would go on to do what NO MAN on earth has ever done! I know somebody reading and is wondering what am  I really trying to convey. All I’m trying to say is Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice that you and I upon acceptance of him could be free.  Our salvation is built on nothing less than JESUS! JESUS CHRIST,THE SOLID ROCK I STAND!  I cannot think of one person in this world that would die for me. Jesus did that! He died that you and I may have life and life more abundantly.

The bible says in  the book of John 3;16-17 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” This scripture shows the LOVE God has for us. Oh my God! I could go on, but I know, it’s Christmas and we must go and open those material gifts.

I tell you on today, the only gift I desire is the gift of eternal life.  The gift of love and truth. The gift of kindness and the gift of hope. The gift to help and the gift to build and not tear down. The gift to give and and the gitt to share my time with someone who may feel alone. The gift to educate the world about our Savior, Jesus Christ. The gift of peace and happiness should be wrapped by itself and be given to everyone you know. All I’m trying to say is that there are gifts that MONEY cannot buy. The GIFT of HOPE is priceless. The gift to be healed and pain free!  The gift to be made whole! There are those who don’t care if they never get the house on the hill or that Bentley,  There are some God sent people that will give it all up just to be in the presence of God and feel his power and feel his love and feel his peace. That’s all I desire on this Christmas is to feel the things money can’t buy.

I’ve spent all year trying to make God proud! I’ve spent my year trying to believe that God will give me the gift of love, truth, peace and happiness. It has come in several forms. It may not have manifested in the caliber I desired, but I’m grateful that it did. So, as I say that, it leaves question is there more to give? I’m glad you asked?  There is more LOVE to give. There is more TRUTH we all can tell. Yes, Love will give you PEACE and in turn will bring you HAPPINESS! That’s what Jesus is all about! This is why we celebrate our Jesus! We celebrate his life on today!  As we celebrate his birth, lets not forget the sacrifices he made on calvary. Let us not forget that he was born sinless, and died sinless that you and I might have the right to the tree of life. Aren’t you glad on today? I’m so glad that Jesus lifted me! I’m singing loud on today!!! Glory Hallelujah Jesus lifted me! #THANK YOU JESUS!!! Thank you for saving a wretch like me!  I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see! #GlorybetoGod! #Ifeelmyhelpcoming All of my help cometh from the Lord, oh glory!!!

If I could take one more minute of your time, I would let you know that Jesus hung, bled, and died for our sins.  He rose on the 3rd day with all power in his hands that you may live and may live life more abundantly. Take time to tell you family about our savior Jesus! Let someone know that it’s not too late to accept him as their personal savior. There’s no better gift than the gift of SALVATION! Oh, glory! Don’t worry about what you don’t have to give, but worry that one day, Jesus is coming back, and he is coming back for a church that does not have a spot or wrinkle. He shall appear in a moment of twinkling of an eye. Will you be ready? Will you be ready  when Jesus Come? All you have to do is accept him. Accept him as your personal savior. Then take the next step to baptized and then learn of him. Get yourself a good bible based church and get active in Christ.  It’s just that easy. It’s like a newborn baby that starts out on milk, and grows to the point where they need meat. Our Christian journey is just like that!  It wont happen instantaneous but if you hold on to God’s unchanging hand, it will happen. Trust me, I know! I’ve been with Jesus from my birth up until now, and it’s been a Christian experience that I wouldn’t trade for nothing. I would not trade this journey that I’m on right now for every dollar in this world. Jesus is the way, the truth and light!  I’m going to leave you with this last scripture that’s on my heart in the book of John the 14th Chapter and the 6th verse, and it reads:

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Merry Christmas to you all from WIFI Ministries / 2nd Corinthian Missionary. We love you all on today and pray someone was blessed by the message conveyed in this post.

Also we would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to those that share this special day with Jesus! Happy Birthday!!  We love you and pray you feel loved as celebrate the the birth of Christ. Please know that you are somebody, and Jesus loves you and so do we!

Evelyn Diane

D&T: 12/25/2016

#restinheavendaddy!

Psalm 3:8 : “Salvation belongs to the Lord; your blessing be on your people! Selah”

Kirk Franklin – Jesus Is The Reason For The Season

All I want for Christmas is LOVE, TRUTH, PEACE and HAPPINESS!

Written and posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

Cited that: The above song  is owned by Kirk Franklin is being used for inspirational purposes only.

D&T: 12/25/2016

Where O Death is Your Victory? (Isaiah 57:1-2)

Where O Death is Your Victory?

(Isaiah 57:1-2)

 
*** This part: O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
Please keep me in your prayers. My heart is very heavy. Today marks 3-years that my Father went home to be with the Lord, and today I find out another one of my friends went home to be with Lord. A special shout out to my Dad: Reverend J.E. Thomas, the Founder of 2nd Corinthian Missionary, and employee of the City of Long Beach for over 40 years of service. I love and I miss you Daddy!

Pastor J.E. Thomas
affectionately known as Daddy to me <3

Special tribute to my Friend, Elder James Ray Tibbits you will truly be missed in the Kingdom of God and in the world of Fitness. You exhibited faithfulness to your call, and for that I commend you dearly.
This breaks my heart. He truly was a Man-of-God full of FAITH, and LIFE.He left a great legacy behind of FAITH and FITNESS. I will always remember him and cherish our friendship. I met him and his family while having dinner several years ago at the old Denny’s on Culver in Irvine. We exchanged ministry cards and we’ve been friends down to the end. This hurts really bad because today was the same exact date, three years ago my Father passed away with bladder cancer. My heart aches and is very heavy for you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss, but heaven’s gain of a beautiful soldier in the army of the Lord! Please accept my prayers, condolences and deepest sympathy. This truly comes as a shock! It’s really hard to understand why our loved ones are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior , Jesus Christ. He will be missed.  Covered Wagon Motel  Ministry and Body Balance Fitness was his passion. He loved God’s people! #rip  Elder James Ray Tibbits

Elder James Ray Tibbits

We all know how hard it is to lose a loved one. Lets try and remember the good and happy times we spent with our beloveds during this Christmas season. We loved them, but God loved them best! #peace #goodcheer #celebratetheirlife #heavenisabeautiful place

I would like to dedicate this song to all the bereaved families all around the world.. #walkaroundheaven

Mighty Clouds Of Joy – Walk Around Heaven

posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

Cited: The above video – Walk around is being used for inspirational purposes only.

D&T: 12/22/2016

Good versus Evil!

In the book of Isaiah, verse 5:20 (ESV) reads: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”
 
This scripture let us know that twisted minds have existed for centuries, and what I’m dealing with today has been dealt with by many in the past. Everywhere you go, you can find people with the same story that leaves one heart sad and makes you wonder why family, siblings and people in general cannot do right by one another? I’m glad you asked. There’s a lack of love being taught, greed, and wanting to be more than what and who they really are could be part of the problem, or just plain dishonest as I find with most. As Christians, we are to practice being honest and tasteful.
 
In the book of Romans 7:19-25 (KJV) says: “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
 
When I look at some of these pills I’m having to swallow as I speak are very difficult and are very hard to put behind me. My human side continues to war with my spiritual side, meaning that my natural self just won’t let it go, where my spiritual side or reasoning side says let it go and let God deal with it. In my experiences in life, I’ve gotten good results both ways; although, taking my hands off of the situation, and giving it over to God completely and removing myself from the equation got me BETTER results which is what I’m trying to do with my current situation I’ve been dealing with since the passing of my father coming up 3-years on December 22.
 
I’m not sure who wouldn’t want someone to come clean on their deathbed and fix their raggedy life and do what’s right? See, as Men and Women of God, we should practice living a clean and honest life, so when it comes to our final journey, we don’t have to try and fix things and situations from our death bed. Most of us know that being honest to most is way too much for some, because it’s too much like RIGHT. Nevertheless, we live and we learn. Learnbto do what is right!
 
One thing I do know is God takes care of his own. Right or wrong, good or bad, God dishes out the final say. It may seems as though dishonest people are winning, in reality they are losing because they have to remember the lies they told, and they are always walking around looking over their should feeling as someone is out to get them. WHY? Why on God’s green earth would someone want to live like that? My motto is: Do good, and good will return to you in some form or another. Do bad,intentionally and you will reap your reward as well. You might not like what’s coming, but you can rest assure, it’s coming. I pray as professing Christians, we can learn to love each other as commanded, especially family. Some family members make it really hard to genuinely love them. Nevertheless, I loves as commanded and keep going. Trust me, I’m not sitting around waiting on someone else’s demise, but like the old proverb says: YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW! My message is: DO good, and LOVE one another for real, not just LIP SERVICE but in deed.
 
My name is Evelyn Diane and I approve this message.

More Scriptures on good and evil to help us better understand:

Romans 12:21 (ESV) “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

 

Genesis 3:1-24 (ESV) “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” …

 

Psalm 37:27 (ESV)  “Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever.”

 

Proverbs 3:7 ESV “Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.”

 

Romans 2:6-8 (ESV)_  “He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.”

Romans 5:3-5 (ESV) “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 (ESV)  “Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Proverbs 4:27 (ESV) “Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.”

 

James 1:13-15 (ESV) “Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.”

 

John 3:16 (ESV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

 

John 16:33 (ESV) “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

 

Galatians 5:16-17 (ESV) “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.”

 

1 John 3:1-24 (ESV)  “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.”

 

Psalm 37:1-40 (ESV) “Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.”

 

Proverbs 17:15 “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.”

 Genesis 4:1-26 (ESV)  “Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.” And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. “

Get Right Church and Let’s go home – the late Rev. James Cleveland- #glory

Let’s remember that it’s all about Christ during this holiday season. #MERRY #CHRISTMAS

 

Posted by: Evelyn Diane
C
ited: The above song by James Cleveland is used for inspirational purposes only. One of my all time favorite gospel songs!

12/21/2016

 

 

“Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.”- ‭‭James‬ ‭5:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬



“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

  • ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬


“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”

  • ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

  • ‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

◄ Luke 6:28 ►Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Lord We Need Your Blessings – The Jackson Southernaires ,”Live And Anointed”

◄ Luke 6:28 ►Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you!

◄ Luke 6:27 ► Love Your Enemies
But to those of you who will listen, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone takes your cloak, do not withhold your tunic as well.…

◄ 1 Kings 13:6►
The king said to the man of God, “Please entreat the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me.” So the man of God entreated the LORD, and the king’s hand was restored to him, and it became as it was before.

 

Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..

 

◄ Luke 6:35►
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

 

◄ Romans 12:14►
Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse.

 

◄ 1 Peter 3:9►
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which spitefully use you.

◄ Bless► Luke 23:34
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do!

◄ Romans 12:14►
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

1 Corinthians 4:12
And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being …

James 3:10
Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brothers, 

◄ Ezekiel 25:15►
Thus said the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge.. 

◄ Ezekiel 36:5►
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy.. 

Posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane

D&T: 12/17/2016

 

I just want to thank you!

 Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ..
Ephesians 5:20 (ESV) 

From the desk of Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

I just want to take the time and say: THANK YOU JESUS! Thank you Lord for waking me up this morning better than I laid down last night. I thank you Father God for being the keeper of my soul. I just want thank you for being so good! You’ve been better to me than I’ve been to myself! That’s why I have to bless and praise your Holy Name!

A special thanks to all of our WIFI Ministries / 2nd Corinthian subscribers , family and friends for your loyal support. I report that our blog numbers are up and we now over 37,000+ subscribers. For that I am truly grateful!

Please keep those prayer requests, emails  and phone calls coming! We do take the time to pray over each request that is sent in  Jesus Name!

Many blessing  to each of you during this Advent Christmas Season!

Sincerely,

 

Minister Evelyn  Diane, President / CEO of World and Focus International Ministries and 2nd Corinthian Missionary


I Want To Thank You – The Mighty Clouds Of Joy, “I Want To Thank You”

I AM SO GLAD THAT JESUS IS A FRIEND OF MINES!

“Trouble Don’t Last” – Mississippi Mass Choir

Posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane

D&T: 12/16/2016

Cited:  I do not own the above videos, and they are only being used for inspirational spiritual enhancement to the saints of God!
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🌹”A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

– ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬














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D&T: 12/15/2016

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