Category Archives: Faith

If You Need A Hand…

Luke 6:38 (ESV) 38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

In this economy we live in today,  there are a lot of people that need a helping hand and just someone to talk to, or just someone to say a few encouraging words….    You never know when your day may come when you need a helping hand…. It may never be money, but a kind word sure do help push you along the way no matter how much you have or you have acquired..

Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas….

Go out out of your way to be a blessing to someone else…

Bible Verses aboutHelping Others:

Hebrews 13:16 ESV / 1,047 helpful votes

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Luke 6:38 ESV / 664 helpful votes

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

 

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 655 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

1 John 3:17 ESV / 510 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?

Matthew 25:35-40 ESV / 412 helpful votes

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ …

James 2:14-17 ESV / 373 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 314 helpful votes

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

John 15:12 ESV / 272 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 252 helpful votes

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 201 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 167 helpful votes

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Matthew 5:42 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 100 helpful votes

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

John 15:13 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Romans 12:13 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Matthew 5:13-16 ESV / 85 helpful votes

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

2 Corinthians 9:12 ESV / 80 helpful votes

For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.

Luke 10:27 ESV / 78 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 10:8 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.

Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

Romans 15:1 ESV / 76 helpful votes

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

Mark 10:21 ESV / 68 helpful votes

And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Acts 4:32-35 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

Luke 3:10-11 ESV / 61 helpful votes

And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

James 1:27 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Psalm 41:1-3 ESV / 48 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lorddelivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies. The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 44 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …

Romans 14:13-15:13 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died. So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. …

Proverbs 3:27 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

Matthew 25:31-46 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, …

John 3:16 ESV / 38 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

James 2:13 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Matthew 25:44-45 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. …

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Acts 4:34-37 ESV / 34 helpful votes

There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 33 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 32 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Acts 20:35 ESV / 32 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Exodus 4:12 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Luke 10:25-37 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” …

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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. …

Matthew 20:26 ESV / 23 helpful votes

It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; …

Matthew 19:1-30 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? …

1 John 4:19-21 ESV / 20 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

James 2:1-26 ESV / 19 helpful votes

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? …

John 3:17-18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Matthew 25:1-46 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. …

Exodus 17:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 18 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. …

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! …

Romans 12:3-5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Acts 3:1-26 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. …

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. …

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, …

Ruth 1:1-22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there. But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons. These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years, and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband. …

John 2:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom

Acts 11:27-30 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius). So the disciples determined, everyone according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea. And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

Ezekiel 2:1-10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And he said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.” And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. And he said to me, “Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to nations of rebels, who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me to this very day. The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’ And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them. …

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Revelation 3:20-22 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”

Acts 20:35-38 ESV / 13 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.

1 John 5:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

John 3:14-15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

Luke 13:15-16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”

Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas
Cited:  helpful scriptures from: www.openbible.com

 

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever…

1 Chronicles 16:34  (NIV)  34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;  his love endures forever.

Hello to  my my WIFI Subscribers, family and friend’s all over the world….   Truly it is a blessing a privilege to be able to rise one more day and write and be able to share the goodness of Jesus with you all.     When I think of the goodness of Jesus and all that he has done for me, my soul cries out hallelujah,
thank God for saving me….

The Sinner’s Prayer -“Heavenly Father, have mercy on me, a sinner. I believe in you and that your word is true. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that he died on the cross so that I may now have forgiveness for my sins and eternal life. I know that without you in my heart my life is meaningless.

I believe in my heart that you, Lord God, raised Him from the dead. Please Jesus forgive me, for every sin I have ever committed or done in my heart, please Lord Jesus forgive me and come into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior today. I need you to be my Father and my friend.

I give you my life and ask you to take full control from this moment on; I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ.”

Amen.

The Mighty Clouds of Joy,”Sing And Shout”

I believe that Jesus died for us on Calvary, and he paid the ultimate price that I might have life…
He rose with power and victory that we might have life to the tree of life…

 

Oh Give Thanks unto the Lord for he is good – Judith McAllister


Teach me oh Lord….


Psalm 86:11 says: “Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”.

Sometimes in life as humans, we don’t like to be told what to do or how to do something……  I know as a child growing up, some of things my mother taught me still stand strong in my life today….   I believe when we began to look at teaching at home from  Mom and Dad being your first educators to equip you for the real world called life…..    It’s when we as people stop teaching what Momma, Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa taught us…   I say if it was good enough for them, then it’s good enough for  me….

My Mom has always been a firm believer in Jesus Christ….   I was born into this wonderful name of Jesus and I thank her…   I was born into education, as I was the baby girl and watched my oldest sister which is 11-years-older than I go off to UCLA… The bar was set high in my family, and I’m grateful for such a foundation to know that I can be educated and still lovc Jesus and do it his way… It can be done, and is what I choose to do all the days of my life…

I’m the first to tell anyone that I’m not perfect, but the Jesus in me lets me know that If I do things his way, I can be as close to perfect as it gets in life….    I love the above scripture and it speaks directly to my heart….. It says: Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name…  God, today… I’m willing to learn how to listen more, how to love more, how to  have more patience, how to share more in whatever area I can help another person in….     Oh God… Teach me, and know that you have my undivided heart… I give you my whole heart, my whole mind and my soul which my spirit is now like you spirit, and now my ways are like your ways…. In Isaiah 55:8-0 it says : “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. – As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. – “Lord,  as long as my thoughts are like your thoughts, I can see no way that I could go wrong”   Your love is sufficient for me, and I’m so glad that I made it, and I’m thankful for my testimony…..  It may not be like yours, but know that God has been good to me and he continues to see me through….

 Posted by:
Min Evelyn
 Inspired today by: Pastor Marvin Sapp’s motivational moment… He is such a blessing to the body of Christ…

“A Time for Everything – There is a time..


In Ecclesiastes 3 NIV – It say that is A Time for Everything – There is a time..”   Well today, it’s time to spring forward and take back what the devil stole from me…..   I give him no credit, but I do reasuure you that if God allowed it, he can replace whatever it is you lost with something better….  

Some of us, it’s  time for a spiritual renewal, and some of us it’s just time to surrender to God….. I say today, as long as you still have breath left in your body, you still have chance…. Giving your life over to God is not hard, it’s just a matter of opening up your heart and mind and letting him to be your love and Lord of your Life…  Just accept him as your personal savior….  It’s simple and we will talk further on the Roman road later on….

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 “2 a time to be born and a time to diea time to plant  12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13  That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. .|

Ecclesiastes 3 New International Version (NIV)

Ecclesiastes 3  “A Time for Everything”

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

15 Whatever is has already been,
and what will be has been before;
and God will call the past to account.[b]

16 And I saw something else under the sun:

In the place of judgment—wickedness was there,
in the place of justice—wickedness was there.

17 I said to myself,

“God will bring into judgment
both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity ,a time to judge every deed.”

18 I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. 19 Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath[c]; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. 21 Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”

22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?
 

Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas  – April 16, 2012

Sermon Entitled: You haven’t gone far enough….

Sunday April 15, 2012 – Empowerment Temple Church  – Dr. Jamal H. Bryant, Pastor

I pray, what God has to say will be expressly what you need him to say.. .I pray it will Speak to your storm, and speak to your struggle…LikeUs
God Is going to put you on fire….     Watch them burn until they catch on fire themselves…. The fire that God put in his belly today, I pray that it transfer….

Scripture Reading: Exodus 14:14-15 New International Version (NIV):14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” 15 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.

Sermon Title:  You haven’t gone far enough….

 

I will insert the video sermon this week….

Notes:

Then Very End of Pastor Jamal’s sermon….
Where did you get satisfied? Where did you stop? Where did you get to the point to say I have more than enough?

Your season for being still is over… we got work to do and loads to lifts… Be strong…. You’ve got stuff you have to accomplish… If the enemy was going to get you, he would have gotten you on yesterday… Aint no stopping me now… I have to move on it today!!! I want to pray that you don’t get stuck or satisfied…

I don’t want you to let people convince you that you have enough stuff… I want you to get to the point where you don’t need the praise of other people…

Some of us are greedy and thankful know that there is more for me to aspire and achieve…

God I pray you block everything that have been chasing you… I pray that you know that complacency is not in their DNA…. I pray you wake up with your ideal heavy in your heart… Every time they lift up their hands, remove obstacle… God when you open up this next door, let their whole family become elevated……

I believe by faith that my entire family will be blessed and will walk in his anointing… If your faith is connected to my faith… Drive the devil crazy and give God some Glory…. Lift up your voice…. You are are going to disturb and nerve somebody and say ‘You have not gone far enough…”

I’m afraid we have not gone far enough to get more people saved…. .We have not gone far enough to get some atheist saved…..

You need to get saved…. If you want to go further than you ever thought possible.. I need you to join the church and get right with God…. If you don’t you will never get the full vision that God has for your… If you turn yourself in, God will give you that push to get you to that place…..Come on and meet me at this alter…

I need you to come right where you are….

Notes from one of the viewers Suzlynn Bruton : 

I will insert the video later this week….

I pray each of you have a blessed day… I’m on the move today…….   “I love Empowerment Temple, Baltimore Maryland…”

 

A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22  A joyful heart is good medicine,
But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Happy Saturday to each of my WIFI subscribers, family and friends…..Bringing you greetings all the way from Irvine, California….    Today as I awake with a grateful heart, I realized that “A joyful heart is good medicince, But a broken spirit dries up the bones….  Let go, learn to forgive
and let God have his way in your life…. 

Psalm 37:25
I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.

King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,
nor his seed begging bread.

Joel 3:10 (NIV) Let the weak say, “I am strong.”  

Proverbs 17:22  A merry heart doeth good like a med icine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

 

Proverbs 4:22 (ESV) 22 For they are  life to those who find them,  and healing to all their flesh.

Exodus 16:23 – And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.

Ephesians 4:32 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Luke 7:47 – Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

Genesis 33:4

“But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept” (Gen 33:4)

Jacob is fervently praying. “Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and attack me and the mother with the children”(Gen 32:11). He dreads the next day when he will see his brother for the first time in twenty years. Like all brothers, Jacob and Esau had quite a history, but theirs included Jacob twice scheming to defraud his brother. Jacob’s fear is not unfounded. His brother had said, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob”(Gen 27:41). Hearing that, Jacob had run for his life, and had prospered in a foreign land. Now he is returning, at the head of a huge caravan, with his four wives and many children. Word comes that Esau is coming to meet him with four hundred men! Jacob thinks quickly and divides the group into two companies in case of an attack. In a final desperate act to assuage his brother’s anger, he “bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother”(Gen 33:3). The moment is tense; what will Esau do? “But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept”(Gen 33:4).
Finally, gloriously, the grudge was ended!

 

Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas / April 14, 2012

Live in me Jesus…..

Romans 12:5  – So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

1Corinthians 1:30 –  But of  him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

2Corinthians  5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Good morning to all of my subscribers, family and friends all around the world…   This has been a beautiful birthday week for me….  I’m just thankful that God shines his light on me and gave me the strength to do everything I had a great desire to do…  I feel like I  have accomplished more  items in my life… I use to call it a bucket list, but I since realize that  fulfilling what it is I have great desires to do be fulfilled in my life…  So I’ve renamed the term “Desires”  I love how Nike’s slogan say  “Just do it!”   Whatever it is your heart desires, just do it!!!!

I’m overjoyed and thankful for my wonderful family…. My 9-year-old (Justin)  took me out of  the State of California for my birthday and really  showed me a great time…(still celebrating)…   Also, I am blessed to have gotten the chance to spend some time with my cousin and his family who played for the Chicago Bears not long ago in the 90’s.. He is still a young man, and has such a beautiful family…  I love all my family and I’m thankful that God allowed us to spend time together…  I got another wish that my cousin help come true, and that was to go to Applebees Restaurant which I’ve only seen on T.V. in Southern California…. My wonderful cousin James Dig and his Family showed me a wonderful time on my birthday and some as I write this morning from their beautiful home in Las Vegas They are far and between where I live….  Nevertheless they are all over Vegas and down the 15 freeway.. I do know I will be making some pit stops on the way home today…..

My prayer is that we continue to allow Jesus to live in us that he may get all the glory and honor…. I don’t care where you go, you will always find someone that loves the lord just like you…..   As I said, this has been a beautiful journey that I’ve been on this week and thank God for my son Justin, which really planned a wonderful week unto his glory…

Listen up to the song God gave me this morning….  “Live in me Jesus…  Have your way in me”

Live in me Jesus, have Your way in me ,
for I may be the only Jesus this generation will ever see;
so live in me Jesus and have Your way in me.

Live in me Jesus, have Your way in me (2x).
I’ll be flesh for You Jesus, if You?ll be spirit for me;
so please live in me Jesus and have Your way in me.

I’ll be Your legs to walk,
I’ll be Your mouth to talk,
tell the world through me Lord,
show the world that You love.

“Live in me Jesus, have Your way in me.”

Posted by :  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas – April 13, 2012

 

Lord, help me to hold out……

Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
New International Version (NIV)

Good morning to my WIFI Ministries Family and Friends all around the world… Truly I am happy on today… Just thanking God that I can feel his presence no matter where I am…    I just pray right now in the name of Jesus, that he help us to hold out and help us defeat the things in our lives that distracts us from feeling close to God…  I pray right now that every hindrance be used to strengthen and make us better as we rise above every obstacle and circumstance that may be placed in our way…    God,  just help us to hold out, because truly we know that our living is not in vain, and with your help and  your help alone if we ask,  you will help us in whatever area it is that we struggle…  I claim it done right now!!!

I pray that each of you have a blessed day as I am as I celebrate all week long my life and beautiful birthday on tomorrow, April 11, 2012!!!!   Praise him, and yes God is so good!!! I don’t have everything that I want, but I thank God for giving me everything that I need!!!!

– Keep fighting and just hold on!!!

“It aint over until God says it’s over!”    

hold out – a. To have and keep in one’s grasp: held the reins tightly. b. To aim or direct; point: held a hose on the fire. c. To keep from falling or moving; support: a nail too …” Just hold on!!!” 

Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas  April 10, 2012

Holiness



1 Peter 1:13-16
  “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be ye sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.  As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lust in your ignorance: But be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye Holy; for I am holy.”

2 Peter 1:3-9: “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.” (2 Peter 1:3).

 

As I awake on today, I can hear the late Isaiah Bishop’s voice so clearly as he taught so profoundly over the years on “Holiness…”  I will be celebrating my 46th birthday on this year, and I met him when I was 7-years-old, and he was preaching Holiness or hell way back then, and as I became an adult and began to walk on my own two feet, I understand more now that I’ve become a mature adult in Christ…  I did not say perfect, and I make no excuses for random things I might say or do…  Nevertheless, through Holiness, God is working on me and changing my life everyday so that I can become so close to God that I know  he is more than just a friend, he is my Father…..

I know it seems rare that anyone tackles this subject anymore… However, there is a need for this subject to be preached to dyeing world and a new generation that really don’t know that heaven and hell are both real.    I say that hoping that someone would take heed to know that we only get one life to live, and living it in holiness is the only way I know that fulfills every void….

What is holiness?   I”m glad you asked…

Ho·li·ness

The quality or state of  being holy;  sanctity.

holiness

The quality or state of being holy;  sanctity.

Holiness definition:  In the highest sense belongs to God (Isa. 6:3;Rev. 15:4), and to Christians as consecrated to God’s service, and in so far as they are conformed in all things to the will of God (Rom.6:19, 22; Eph. 1:4; Titus 1:8; 1 Pet. 1:15). Personal holiness is a work of gradualdevelopment. It is carried on under manyhindrances, hence the frequent admonitions to watchfulness, prayer, and perseverance (1 Cor.1:30; 2 Cor. 7:1; Eph. 4:23, 24). (SeeSANCTIFICATION.)

When we are born again by the Holy Spirit He, the Holy Spirit, begins to work in us the character of God. No, more than that! He plants in our spirits ‘the divine nature’ of God. We share in His divine nature. (2 Peter 1:3-4).

What is God’s nature? It is His righteousness, His holiness, His patience and comfort and strength. His nature is glorious and believers reflect it in the way they live (2 Cor 3:17-18).

How do we participate in these many aspects of God’s nature. Our fallen nature is exchanged for His nature. Under the Spirit’s direction and control, our fallen nature is reconstituted. Our nature takes on again the originalimage of God which was muddied and spoiled by sin. So Paul could say to the believers at Corinth, “you are new creations in Christ” (2 Cor 5:17).

Our journey through life gives God time and space to remake us “in His perfect image.”

David said, “He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters,” (Psalm 23:2-3). We feast on Him; we drink deeply of His divine nature and we take on the characteristics of our Father in heaven.

Those who drink alcoholic beverages take on the nature of the beverages they drink. Those who drink of the Spirit, take on the nature or fruit of the Holy Spirit “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.” (Gal 5:22-23).

Because our nature is changed to be like God’s nature, Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers, saying, “Here am I, and the children God has given Me.” (Heb 2:11-13). The writer also said, “Both the One who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family” God’s family. Holiness is the hallmark of God’s family.

The Holy Spirit by His very presence and nature works holiness of life in the believer. If a man or woman does not have the Spirit, he or she is not a Christian (Rom 8:9). By the power of the indwelling Spirit, believers can live holy lives, according to the Scriptures.

From the beginning, God demanded holiness. Holiness equals righteousness. God said men of faith were righteous (Gen 15:6). They lived holy lives and they “walked with God.” (Gen 6:9). He demanded holiness in the days of Moses (Ex 19:6). And He demands holiness of life for all who would enter His Kingdom.

When God created Adam and Eve in His image and likeness, I believe He clothed them with His glory and holiness (Eph 4:24). When they rebelled and broke God’s command, that glory fell away and they saw themselves naked, and they were ashamed (Gen 3:7).

God cannot walk and talk with sinners, so He put Adam and Eve out of the garden. Only in Christ can we gain the holiness we lost and have God’s likeness fully restored in our lives.

The Risen Christ told the apostle John, “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may go through the gates into the (Holy) city. Outside are those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.” (Rev 22:15; 21:8). Because nothing impure will ever enter it (heaven), nor will anyone who is shameful or deceitful. (Rev 21:27).

 

sanctification / sanc·ti·fy

1. to make holy; set apart as sacred;consecrate.
2. to purify or free from sin: Sanctify your hearts.
3. to impart religious sanction to; render legitimate or binding: to sanctify a vow.
4. to entitle to reverence or respect.
5.to make productive of or conducive to spiritual blessing.

Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

April 9, 2012 05:55 a.m.

 

Sermon Title: “A wireless connection”

Sunday, April 8, 2012 –

Resurrection Easter Sunday 11:30 a.m. 

Sunday Worship Services

Sermon Scripture: Luke 23:46 (NIV) –46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

Sermon Title:  “A wireless connection”

“I’m connected!!!”

Opening Prayer:

Song Selection:  The Holy Ghost keeps on moving down in my soul!

Song Selection:   “How great is our God!”

 

I will insert the I tunes Video sermon….  ” A WIRELESS CONNECTION” …. No sermon notes..,.
Have to get out and go to church today!!!     I Love me some Empowerment Temple Church!!!

Sermon Scripture: Luke 23:46 (NIV) –46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.