◄ Acts 3:2 ► You can’t force anyone to come into the Lord’s house. God will not force himself on you. You must open up your heart and let him in and accept him, just like the begging man did at the gate called beautiful in the Bible. #themanatthegatecallbeautiful!
“One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. Peter Speaks to the Onlookers While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see. “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’ “Indeed, beginning with Samuel, all the prophets who have spoken have foretold these days. And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’ When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and put Me to the proof now herewith,” saith the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open to you the window of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
“ (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.”
This part: –——–> “calleth those things which be not as though they were.”
Posted by: Evelyn Diane, November 10, 2017
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. 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. 3 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!
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.”
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Posted by: Evelyn Diane
Cited: We do not own the enclosed video, and it is being used for inspirational purposes only.
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!
Psalm 3:8 : “Salvation belongs to the Lord; your blessing be on your people! Selah”
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.
*** 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
#hislegacyoffaithandfitnessshallliveforever! <3 #yougotyourcrown#wewillseeyouagainontheotherside #restwellManofGod! #jobwelldone#thygoodandfaithfulservant#icanhearJesussaycomeonupalittlehigherandgetyourrewards!
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
posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas
Cited: The above video – Walk around is being used for inspirational purposes only.
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. “
Let’s remember that it’s all about Christ during this holiday season. #MERRY #CHRISTMAS
Posted by: Evelyn Diane
Cited: The above song by James Cleveland is used for inspirational purposes only. One of my all time favorite gospel songs!
“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!
◄ 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