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“Integrity”

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“Integrity”  


1.  Adherence to moral and ethical principles;soundness of moral character; honesty.

2. The state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.
3. A sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition:the integrity of a ship’s hull.

Today as we enter into day 10 of our Lenton season… We pray and discuss “Integrity” -…
I have enclosed above 3 different definitions according to Webster’s what Integrity means… When I hear the word integrity the first word that comes to mind for me is the word “TRUTH”…  Just plain old tell the truth… Can I trust  you?  Your integrity means a lot in today’s society…  What type of moral and ethical principles do you have?  Are you to type of person that feeds off of lies, or are you the type of person that feeds of the truth?

When I speak truth, it puts the devil to shame because God says in his word that he hates a “Liar” –  A liar lacks integrity… They have no regards for integrity…

Also, I’m certain that God hates a liar and they cannot tarry in the eye sight of God… In Proverbs 12:17 it says: He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. Truth proves a man is righteous, and he impacts matters of controversy for righteousness. Therefore, a man who speaks the truth is valuable for court and friendship. A witness that misrepresents the truth shows a deceitful spirit, and he impacts controversies by confusing justice and righteousness (14:5,25; 19:28; 21:28). He is despised and avoided.Truth and righteousness are inseparable. There can be no justice without truth, and there can be no truth without justice. Equitable relationships among men, whether private or public, require honesty and truth. If these are compromised, then righteousness is also compromised. If less than the truth is presented, then deceit has entered to that degree. From economic transactions to religious declarations, righteousness depends upon truth.The blessed God of the Bible, Creator of heaven and earth, is a God of truth (Deut 32:4). So much is He a God of truth, He cannot lie (Heb 6:18; Titus 1:2). His Son Jesus Christ is called the Faithful and True Witness (Rev 3:14; 19:11). His written revelation, the Bible, is very sure and true in every word and all it declares (30:5; Ps 19:9; 93:5; 119:138).God hates liars. They confound and overthrow righteousness in the earth, whether private or public. Their misrepresentations deceive men into believing things that are not true, which perverts decision-making, misleads people into trouble, condemns the innocent, frees the wicked, hides His gospel, and promotes frauds and scams. Therefore, all liars shall spend an eternity after this life in the lake of fire (Rev 21:8).God hates liars. “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him … a lying tongue … a false witness that speaketh lies” (6:16-19). Therefore, good and honest men reject liars! David said, “He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight” (Ps 101:7).God hates liars. One of the Ten Commandments condemns false witnesses (Ex 20:16). The LORD warned men to stay far away from any falsehood in trials (Ex 23:1-7). If a man perjured himself in court, he received the punishment that was being deliberated, even if it was capital punishment (Deut 19:16-21)! What a way to enhance the memory!

God hates liars. And He loves to expose them. Be sure your sin will find you out. Achan lied about stealing from Jericho, but he was discovered and stoned and burned with his family (Josh 7:1-26). Ananias and Sapphira lied about their large gift to the church, and members of the youth group buried them that day (Acts 5:1-11). What an object lesson!

God hates liars. The first liar in the universe was the devil, who lied to Eve and damned the human race to eternal death. He is the father of all lies, and there is no truth in him (John 8:44). Anyone telling a lie is following his wicked influence and showing that their heart is under his control, even ministers of the gospel (II Cor 11:1-4,13-15; Eph 2:1-3).

God hates liars. When men prefer lies over truth, the God of truth will send them lies to believe, as their just punishment (I Kgs 22:1-40; Ezek 14:6-11; II Thess 2:9-12). When men reject the obvious truth that is revealed in the created universe, he blinds their minds and leaves them to disgusting same sex perversions (Ps 19:1-6; Is 44:9-20; Rom 1:18-27).

Therefore, let every reader tremble before the God of truth! Let every reader hate lying, exaggerating, slandering, perjuring, misrepresenting, fudging, or any other form of deceit. Let every reader prove and show his righteousness by always exalting honesty and truth, no matter the circumstances or situation. Let him be honest and open at all times.

Let every parent teach and enforce truth in the home, so that children grow up hating and avoiding lies and liars as much as their Creator. Parents should require sufficient research before opinions are declared. They should punish exaggeration. And on the hierarchical scale of offences, children should know clearly that lying is the worst of them all.

Thankfully, the God of truth sent His Son to save some liars from their sins, which He did by paying the eternal debt of punishment for them, and then creating in them a new heart that loves truth and hates lies (Eph 1:3-12; 2:1-10; 4:24). The gospel of Jesus Christ found in the Bible is the only source of truth in the world that can save a person from the devil’s deceit and destruction that is on every side (I Tim 6:3-5,20-21; II Tim 3:13).

Your Integrity means a lot to God… Just be real and tell the truth is my advice…
Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas   / March 3, 2012 03:02 a.m.

Entertainment Industry (Movies / TV) – 40 days of Lent


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Today as we embark on day 9 of our Lenton Season, we will pray about the Entertainment Industry (Movies / Tv).  I have enclosed some vital information regarding the entertainment Industry (Movies / TV & Music)  Please review and be amazed with figures and numbers in the entertainment industry… Simply Amazing… It’s a passion of mine because I believe I was born a true and living actress that has not gotten her big break yet but yet, but I still dream and have high hopes and expectations… As an amateur singer,  one day I dream of recording my own Gospel Music Vocals CD / Video and sharing it with the world my very own unique voice that I hear no other like it.. It’s  original and in a class all by itself… I’m so thankful for the so many gifts that God has given me in this area.. I do feel with the right cultivation, my skills in the Entertainment Industry could flourish…   What are some of your contributions you add to this dynamic subject:  Entertainment Industry (Movies / TV) ?  Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas / March 2, 2012 04:06 a.m.
Spike Lee / Black Producer in the Entertainment Industry

Spike Speaks His Mind for ESPN


Reference material from:  http://www.tvweek.com/blogs/blogging-the-tca/2008/07/spike_speaks_his_mind_for_espn.php

 

Sen Secret –

 

Reference material from:  Open Secret:  http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/contrib.php?cycle=2012&ind=b02

TV / Movies / Music

A large segment of the television, movie and music industry consists of movie and television studios, producers, directors, and actors — otherwise known as Hollywood. This category also includes the recorded music industry, commercial television and radio stations and networks, as well as cable and satellite TV operators.

In general, the entertainment industry leans Democratic in its political giving. In 2008, Democrats received 78 percent of the industry’s contributions. This continues the trend of the entertainment industry contributing more to Democrats during the past two decades with 70 percent of donations going to Democrats compared to 29 percent for Republicans.

 

Of the $48.7 million in total campaign contributions given by this industry during the 2008 election cycle, individuals associated with the industry contributed more than 80 percent, with political action committees accounting for most of the rest. Through their PACs, Comcast Corp.and Time Warner spent about $2.9 million and $2.7 million respectively during the 2008 election cycle. [Read more Background]

 

Top Contributors, 2011-2012

Contributor Amount
DreamWorks Animation SKG $2,263,850
Chartwell Partners $2,181,900
Comcast Corp $1,606,975
National Amusements Inc $765,994
Time Warner $675,938
National Assn of Broadcasters $658,400
Shangri-La Entertainment $505,100
Time Warner Cable $416,594
Walt Disney Co $396,548
CC Media Holdings $391,550
Cox Enterprises $351,177
Cablevision Systems $325,672
Liberty Media $301,005
Sony Corp $296,357
Hubbard Broadcasting $292,009
National Cable & Telecommunications Assn $287,750
DISH Network $273,837
Dreamworks SKG $257,500
News Corp $241,753
Creative Artists Agency $189,590

 

TV / Movies / Music: Top Contributors to Federal Candidates, Parties, and Outside Groups

Election cycle:

2010
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Total contributions: $20,908,500

 

Rank Organization Amount  Dems  Repubs Source
 Indivs
 PACs
 Soft $
1 DreamWorks Animation SKG $2,263,850 12% 0%
2 Chartwell Partners $2,181,900 0% 8%
3 Comcast Corp $1,606,975 60% 40%
4 National Amusements Inc $765,994 64% 24%
5 Time Warner $675,938 87% 11%
6 National Assn of Broadcasters $658,400 50% 50%
7 Shangri-La Entertainment $505,100 20% 1%
8 Time Warner Cable $416,594 46% 54%
9 Walt Disney Co $396,548 75% 25%
10 CC Media Holdings $391,550 26% 73%
11 Cox Enterprises $351,177 48% 52%
12 Cablevision Systems $325,672 42% 58%
13 Liberty Media $301,005 38% 59%
14 Sony Corp $296,357 83% 17%
15 Hubbard Broadcasting $292,009 0% 66%
16 National Cable & Telecommunications Assn $287,750 52% 48%
17 DISH Network $273,837 38% 62%
18 Dreamworks SKG $257,500 61% 0%
19 News Corp $241,753 78% 23%
20 Creative Artists Agency $189,590 100% 0%

METHODOLOGY: The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs, soft money donors, and individuals giving $200 or more. (Only those groups giving $5,000 or more are listed here. Soft money applies only to cycles 1992-2002.) In many cases, the organizations themselves did not donate; rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

All donations took place during the 2011-2012 election cycle and were released by the Federal Election Commission.

Feel free to distribute or cite this material, but please credit the Center for Responsive Politics. For permission to reprint for commercial uses, such as textbooks, contact the Center.


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40 Days of Lent Schedule
 

The Original Manassero Farms….

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As Loaves and Fishesx10, Pastor Bob (Robert Flournoy) which feeds and distribute food to thousands of  needy families everyday,  and he also provides organizations with pantry’s fresh fruit, vegetables and much more, which is a real blessing..

This farm has the best and has the healthiest fruit and vegetables you every want to taste…  They are not just a farm that grow fresh produce right in our neighborhood, but they are helping the community by donating to non profit organizations such as Loaves and Fishesx10, Pastor Bob (Robert Flournoy)  which feeds and distribute food to thousands of  needy families everyday,  and he also provides organizations with pantry’s fresh fruit , vegetables and much more, which is a real blessing.

Please take the time to stop at one of the local fruit and vegetable stands on Jeffrey Road in Irvine, CA

Manaserro Farms is located in several different locations… Please lend them your community support by purchasing their products..

All Manassero Farms locations

open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Irvine Location
 Irvine Corner of Jeffrey and Walnut
949-551-1835
see map
Brea Location
Brea
No. East corner of Rose & Blake
714-961-0822
see map
Tustin Location  

 

 


 

 

 

Tustin
Corner of 17th and Newport
714-730-4790

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Cerritos
166 Studebaker
562-865-6429
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BerryBerry
Butternut SquashAcorn Squash
 Heirloom tomatoes with buffalo mozzarellaGreen Beans with Garlic, Parsley, and Bread Crumbs

Posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

“Enlightenment”

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Today we will be praying and focusing on “Enlightenment” on our 40 days of lent..  I just wanted to pause right here and thank God for these past 9 days of our Lenten Season… I was truly Enlightening for me.. I only plan to higher and higher as we pray and discuss being  “Enlightenment” on the first day of  March 2012.

If you desire to follow along  you can visit:  http://www.empowermenttemple.org and click on the Lenten Season icon and you can print an easy prayer schedule and jump right today… We will conclude our 40 day Lenten season on Easter Sunday, which is on April 8, 2012.

I pray that somebody’s life is being changed, rearranged and enlightened during this powerful season of prayer…

On Being God: Beyond Your Life’s Purpose
 Minister Ev’s pick for: “ENLIGHTENMENT”  – You  must read both of my recommendations..

On Being God: Beyond Your Life’s Purpose [Paperback]

Carl Bozeman –On Being God: Beyond Your Life’s Purpose(Paperback)

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I own no rights to any of this material… I was only enlightened by each book I am recommending to you .. Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas, WIFI Ministries.. http://www.wifiministries.org
 These are my two recommendations of mus read books for Enlightenment… Your life will change forever!

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In Carl Bozeman’s profound and deeply compelling On Being God: Beyond Your Life’s Purpose, the author reveals an experience that changed his life and led to the inspiring revelations so beautifully described in his book. Bozeman puts forth the convincing belief that we are not a composite of the people and events and experiences beginning at birth, rather we are the “now” and endowed with such creative energy as to make each of us a god. Knowing this, and fully recognizing what exists within us?our own power and our knowledge?will direct us beyond the mundane and into the realm of embracing our infinite and divine nature. Only then can we recognize that what we perceive as our reality is, in truth, only a small part of what and who we are. Accepting this true and exquisite authenticity will bring purpose and joy into our lives.

I also want to recommend one of my all time favorites that is full of “ENLIGHTENMENT” from the beginning to the end… (Min. Evelyn Thomas) http://www.wifiministries.org

 
 Dr. Jamal H. Bryant… A must read!
World War Me Vol II: I Desire: 2
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World War Me Vol II: I Desire [Paperback]

Jamal Bryant (Author), World War Me Vol II: I Desire: 2 (Kindle Edition)

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DEDICATION
dedicate this book to my daughters: Topaz, Naomi, Grace, Angel, and Adore. My desire for you is God-prepared men who are better than your dad.
ENDORSEMENTS
Dr. Bryant gives the readers permission to have desires, yet gives them the key to not allowing their desires to have them by offering solutions which empower the reader to focus their inner promptings toward permanent victory and blessing. This is a must read for those who want to transform their longings into all that God wants them to be.
MICHELLE MCKINNEY HAMMOND
Author, Why Do I Say Yes When I Need To Say No?
This book, World War Me takes responsibility for its author’s weakness while reminding us that satan seeks each of our demise. It gives distinction between weakness and wickedness which is often sutured together as one reality in the minds of people.
Bishop T.D. Jakes SR.
Potter’s House of Dallas
Dr. Bryant’s book helped me realize that life is not a game, it’s a battle zone! Every man who is serious about living will come to the conclusion that you can still make the touchdown after you’ve been tackled by life. This is a must have playbook for making better decisions
DEION SANDERS
Retired NFL Player/
NFL Network Sports Analyst
CONTENTS
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
CHAPTER 1 Principles of Desire
CHAPTER 2 People We Desire
CHAPTER 3 Persistence of Desire
CHAPTER 4 Psychology of Desire
CHAPTER 5 Parts of Desire
CHAPTER 6 Problem of Desire
CHAPTER 7 Pursuit of Desire
CHAPTER 8 Payment of Desire
CHAPTER 9 Pattern of Desire
The issue of desire is something seldom explored in church, yet it remains the elephant in the room for most believers. The struggle between the flesh and the spirit, the war between the pull of the world and the still, small voice of God, tears at the heart and mind of most who are striving to be all that God created them to be. Desire is good, but it can also be bad! For many, knowing how to lift and separate personal longing from divine inspiration can be a daunting task. We vacillate between pondering what Jesus would do while still making impulsive, bad choices with far-reaching consequences, and simply doing nothing, becoming so spiritual that we are of no earthly good. Should we follow our hearts or use our heads?
The answers can be elusive when the seductions of our own desires overwhelm us.
I can think of no one more able to tackle this issue than Dr. Jamal Bryant. Not only is he a skilled orator, but his ability to separate fact from fiction and make the spiritual practical is a gift which promises to transform all who are privy to his teaching and wisdom.
Not only is this a guide that readers can comprehend and apply to their lives, but it is literally a roadmap to help the readers navigate through the challenges of desire to a place of mastering them and gaining the victory which they so deeply desire to experience in their lives. Dr. Bryant gives the readers permission to have desires, yet gives them the key to not allowing their desires to have them by offering solutions which empower the reader to focus their inner promptings toward permanent victory and blessing. This is a must read for those who want to transform their longings into all that God wants them to be.
MICHELLE MCKINNEY HAMMOND
Author, Why Do I Say Yes When I Need To Say No?
King David declared forthrightly, “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after…” (Ps. 27:4 KJV). I so marvel at David because he is the only person I know to have made such a bold claim and accomplished it. There are so many natural human needs—the need for affection, the need to be affirmed, the need to be empowered, and the need to be embraced. In other words, David meant that he didn’t have any of those needs or desires.
Most of us have desires, whether legal or illegal, godly or ungodly, secular or sacred, we all have many desires. How then do we channel our energy from destructive desires to empowering desires? The aim and scope of this book is to help us redirect our desire. Not long ago, I had a problem with my car and the battery went dead because I left the lights on. I asked a passerby, “Can you give me a jump?” Something strange happened. He pulled out cables from his trunk, connected them to his car, and then connected them to mine. There was transfer of energy. His car needed energy to move, my car needed his energy to be turned on. The desire was the same, but the place was different.
Most of the things we do in sin are natural desires that have been corrupted through carnal consciousness. It is my hope that our mind frame will line up with the will of God so that our desires will be godly desires and not demonic desires.
No matter what age you are, you have desires. If you desire the same thing at 40 that you did when you were 10, then your desire is dysfunctional. Likewise, if you still want the same things now as you did before you were saved, then your desires are misappropriated. There is a tension of desire called conflict and crisis of desire. For example, a drug addict may hit rock bottom and want to get away from the substance and lifestyle that has stripped him of his family, finances, job, and self-esteem. While going through the healing process, his desire may tempt him to use drugs again, so internal conflict ensues because his consciousness has shifted. The same thing happens when you grow up in the Kingdom. Just because you are saved doesn’t mean you will not desire things that are unethical.
In Romans 7:18-19, 24, Paul said,

I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing… What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?

Do you desire something that will satisfy your flesh or something that will satisfy your faith? When David was on the balcony, he saw Bathsheba bathing across the street and fell into temptation to fulfill the desire of his flesh. Nathan, the prophet, showed up and asked him why he had risked his title and relationship with God in trying to feed the appetite of his flesh. David then understood that he could no longer make the flesh his first priority:

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in His temple(KJV).

Chapter 1

PRINCIPLES OF DESIRE

One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple(Psalm 27:4 NKJV).

desire is a hunger, a craving, a preoccupation, or an internal aim for an external conquest. In one word, a desire is a wish. For example, as you read this book, you are experiencing the fulfillment of a desire. Even if you are reading at the behest of someone else, you are fulfilling the desire to please that person. It is strange that people are not taught how to desire. Desire can be fulfilled without practice. Sickness and old age do not diminish desire; they just change the objects of your desire.
You have to be in a vegetative or a complete meditative state to stop desiring, and even then, you have to set the intention not to desire.
“Falling in love is the paradigmatic
example of desire”
—William Irvine1

In the different stages of growth, a human being has different desires. A baby girl’s desire may be milk, a dry diaper, and warmth. As she grows into a little girl, she may desire attention and acceptance. When she becomes a woman, she desires affection, and as she matures into an elder, she desires assistance. In the male world, things are a little different. A boy’s desire may be centered around things, like toys, building blocks to construct a castle, and later a gun to shoot the castle down. As a young man, he may desire power, money, friends, and great success in his career or business. As he approaches his prime and matures, he desires a mate and wants to leave an unforgettable legacy to his children. As you see, neither age nor gender matter. Desire plays a key role in all of our lives at every stage. If at 40 your desire is still the same as it was when you were 10, your growth in consciousness must have become stunted.
In life, we decide for ourselves what to desire. When we become born again, our desires ought to be different from what we desired before we were saved. If our Christmas lists as saved people mirror the same lists that we had when we were not saved, that means our desires may not have changed or matured.
Society, today, teaches that to achieve happiness and fulfillment, we have to change our job, hairstyle, wardrobe, spouse, income, and other external factors. But God urges us to change internally in order to be happy and fulfilled. We do not think up desires; they are formed in us.
The greatest example for understanding desire is falling in love. Two people go on a date for the first time. Their intentions may be to just get to know each other and have a wonderful evening. However, if one of them wakes up the following morning in a bed that is not their own, that person may be humiliated, embarrassed, and even shocked. In the initial plan to go out on a date, he or she probably had not planned on having sex.
According to William Irvine, falling in love is, in fact, an act of going against our will.2 Lust is different in terms of desire, because it can be fulfilled with any willing participant. But when you fall in love, there is an object of your affection that no other person can replace.
So on today I dare you to pick up these two books that recommend highly, you surely will be enlightened for the rest of your life…
Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

Evangelism…

“EVANGELISM”

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Today as we embark upon this 8th day of Lenten season, our main focus on today will be evangelism.

Proverbs 11:30  (KJV)  30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

 Evangelism

To evangelize means to proclaim the good news the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Jesus in giving the Great Commission to the eleven apostles says in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you.” Imagine that Jesus saying these words to eleven of us today and we were one of the eleven. What would be our reaction? Impossible? Incredible? Absurd? Or Lord don’t you see there are only eleven of us? Or would we think “Yes Jesus really means me also.” We are also under this obligation to teach others. Jesus had just commanded the eleven to go teach and to teach those who were converted to observe all things he had command them which included that we are also to be taught to go and teach.

Paul says in Romans 1:14, “I am a debtor both to the Greeks and to the Barbarians, both to the wise and to the unwise.” In like manner today we are debtors to every non-Christian because we have the good news that can save his soul. This places us under obligation to share the gospel with the lost so they can be saved. Because someone loved us enough to teach us the truth, shouldn’t we do as much for someone else? What if you were unsaved and doomed to Hell, wouldn’t you want someone to teach you the saving gospel of Christ?

If people have not heard and learned the gospel they cannot obey it. In 1 Peter 4:17 the question is asked, “What shall be the end of those who do not obey the gospel?” The answer is given in 2 Thessalonians 1:8 which says when the Lord comes He will come “In flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” We should not want to see anyone lost but as Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:11, “Knowing the terror of the Lord we persuade men.” People are going to be lost forever if we don’t teach them now!

The Lord doesn’t want anyone to be lost. We read in 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord…is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” They can only come to repentance when they know what to do. We also read in 1 Timothy 2:4, “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” Because of what the Lord has done for us, we have the obligation to teach others so they can come to a knowledge of the truth and be saved. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 9:16, “Woe is to me if I preach not the gospel.” How are we going to answer the Lord if we haven’t bothered to tell the good news to others?

Our Lord in teaching His disciples, tells them in John 4:35, “Do you say there are still four months then comes the harvest? Behold I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields for they are white already to harvest.” Our Lord was speaking of the spiritual harvest of souls who would be lost in eternity if they are not harvested. There is an urgency to teach the lost for Jesus says in Matthew 9:37-38, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” We must work in the Lord’s harvest because if we don’t then those we could have taught will be lost and we don’t want that to happen.

In the first century the good news of the gospel caused such great excitement that “And daily in the temple and from house to house they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus” (Acts 5;42). We need to be as excited today. And even when they were being heavily persecuted, some even to death, we read in Acts 8:4, “Therefore those who were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word.” What should stop us today? We are not being persecuted. We have many more advantages. We have the automobile, the airplane, the telephone, the Internet, and the printed page. We are without excuse.

Teaching the lost is the work the Lord has commanded each of us to do. Successful evangelism is accomplished one person at a time. Evangelism is not only to be done in distant lands, but we must also teach those near us, our next door neighbors. God will be with us as we teach His word to the lost. We will be successful because we read in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” When we do what the Lord says to do we will not fail.

When we teach the lost we cause all of Heaven to rejoice. Jesus tells us that there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God when one sinner repents (Luke 15:7, 10). The joy of teaching one the gospel and seeing them obey it is beyond description.

 

 

 

Psalm 77

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Pastor Jamal Bryant  said:  “If you are up…….read psalm 77”

Psalm 77


For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm.

1 I cried out to God for help;
I cried out to God to hear me.
2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;
at night I stretched out untiring hands,
and I would not be comforted.

3 I remembered you, God, and I groaned;
I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.
4 You kept my eyes from closing;
I was too troubled to speak.
5 I thought about the former days,
the years of long ago;

6 I remembered my songs in the night.
My heart meditated and my spirit asked:

7 “Will the Lord reject forever?
Will he never show his favor again?
8 Has his unfailing love vanished forever?
Has his promise failed for all time?
9 Has God forgotten to be merciful?
Has he in anger withheld his compassion?”

10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal:
the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.
11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD;
yes, I will remember your miracles of  long ago.
12 I will consider all your works
and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”

13 Your ways, God, are holy.
What god is as great as our God?

14 You are the God who performs miracles;
you display your power among the peoples.
15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people,
the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.

16 The waters saw you, God,
the waters saw you and writhed;
the very depths were convulsed.
17 The clouds poured down water,
the heavens resounded with thunder;
your arrows flashed back and forth.
18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind,
your lightning lit up the world;
the earth trembled and quaked.
19 Your path led through the sea,
your way through the mighty waters,
though your footprints were not seen.

20 You led your people like a floc
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas  / February 28, 2012 03:23 a.m.

Environment / Ecology

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Today we are honoring the 7th day of Lenten season.. We will focus on  “Environment / Ecology…   What does the environment and ecology mean to you?  Please feel free to leave a message and we can open a dialogue concerning this topic of discussion.

Environment:

1.  The aggregate of surrounding things,conditions, or influences; surroundings;milieu.

2. Ecology . the air, water, minerals,organisms, and all other external factors surrounding and affecting a given organismat any time.
3. The social and cultural forces that shape the life of a person or a population.
4. Computers . the hardware or software configuration, or the mode of operation, of a computer system: In a time-sharing
environment, transactions are processed as they occur.
5. An indoor or outdoor setting that is characterized by the presence of environmental art  that is itself designed to be site-specific.

Ecology:

1.  a. The science of the relationships between organisms and their environments. Also called bionomics.
      b. The relationship between organisms and their environment.

2. The branch of sociology that is concerned with studying the relationships between human groups and their physical and social
environments. Also called human ecology.
3. The study of the detrimental effects of modern civilization on the environment, with a view toward prevention or reversal through
conservation. Also called human ecology.
Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas, February 28, 2012 03:00 a.m. PST

“ You don’t know how I’m going to do this…” Dr. Jamal H. Bryant…

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Empowerment Temple Church, 11:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship  – February 26, 2012

  Empowerment Temple Church 11-30 service 2-26-2012   Microsoft word version of notes

Disclaimer: (This sermon was very hard to transcribe because there was a very bad internet connection and the sound kept breaking up, but I did the best I could with these notes – Minister Thomas)

Sunday Morning / Empowerment Temple – 11:30 a.m. service

“ You don’t know how I’m going to do this…”

A worship experience that will change your life forever!
Dr. Jamal H. Bryant, Sr. Pastor, Empowerment Temple Church, Baltimore, Maryland

Verbatim – Uncut Unedited Worship and Sermon Notes from 11:30 service:

Empowerment Temple Church, 11:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship – February 26, 2012

Opening song:  “Bless the Lord with me – Hallelujah”

Prayer:   Take your neighbor by the hand and begin to pray.. God we thank you for strength today. We thank you for increasing our faith.. We invite your presence in to my right and to my left… Anoint every situation that they are going through.. If it is wrong Lord, make it right… We thank you for healing us emotionally… We thank you for our spiritual gifts… In the name of Jesus.. We pray for those that say what must I do to be saved… Have your way Lord, and we give you all the glory and the honor in Jesus Name we pray.. Bless the choir, we shall be richly blessed and richly anointed in Jesus Name… Amen…
Pastor’s Announcement:  Dr. Jamal asking us to pray for the ministry you are connected too… Pray that God changes things… Cyber-saints.. Pray that everything that is connected to your church is excellent… Pray that that God’s Kingdom is advanced…

 

Song Selection:  “My praise!” – No – Stop the track… He then sings I give myself to you… I give myself away… (Help him Holy Ghost)  Be lead by him…)

Dr. Jamal Bryant says:  “Everybody, stand to your feet right now…  He is in the room”

Write down your prayer request what you need God to do before Easter.. By Easter Sunday morning,, God can make a way out of no way.. The alter is open, and don’t hesitate to make your way to the alter time during the service.. Don’t worry about what people think…
Song Selection:  Oh, oh, oh… He’s crying out to you….  (They are laying their written prayer requests at the alter..)

 

Announcements:

For the next 40 days, we are going to be praying together… Announcements:  Put you pray request in and leave it at the alter what you want God to do in your life… Prayers will be answered by Easter Sunday if you believe that God is going to do it…  If you are online , fill out the prayer request and send it by email… They will print them out between now and Easter and he believe that God is going to do it..

He welcomes the first time visitors..

Minister Lemmons asks a question:  “What type of praise would you give God?”  Give him a crazy praise…

Teen summit is taking place.,.. You can connect directly with them online…@  www.empowermenttemple.org at 9:00 p.m. on tomorrow night… Click on the youth summit link… – How many of you need someone to do something with their child?  He sent someone to partner with you.. We have learned that the your parents are not  you peers… How are you going to argue with someone that keeps  you grounded.. They will push you because they want to keep you grounded.. We are going to give you practical principals to effectively deal with your parents…

Song Selection:   Howard University Gospel Choir – ” Lord I will lift mine eyes to the hills”   Knowing my help is coming from you…

Scripture:   (NIV)   Leviticus 19:37  “Keep all my decrees and all my laws and follow them. I am the LORD.’”

 

Sermon Title: “ You don’t know how I’m going to do this…”
Anthropologist based on the music they listen to…  The longest running program that happens to be his favorite.. They show a civilized society.. He comes back and the people are dancing around a golden calf…   Law and order raised limitations… I discovered a new law.. Not only was I faced with a consequence of what happened when I broke that law.. What happened when I got a drivers license.. There were rules as to who could be in the car.. Now that I am 40 I’ve outgrown…  I was in Phoenix, and after the retreat session was over I left him at his room, because I was outside of the old Laws and jurisdictions that he loved me enough and knew I had to be mature enough to make the law.. Now that I am an adult, I have to make sure I’m careful of who I can let into my space.. The law had to help me..  The church is guilty for giving laws… When I get in church, I feel law, but I feel no grace.. All I am hearing is a litany of what I am available to do.. So who comes to church that life always has order… First get saved… It’s not only when I find God.. When I get mature, you out to not have to remind me of law… It’s a difference when I just got saved… The law is necessary.. There are 66 books of the bible and they demonstrate prayer all except for one… Which is the book of law.. Leviticus give us the boundaries on how to be holy.. For I am Holy…When we were taking the finals for calculus – gentlemen you are getting ready to take 2 test… Good men have failed calculus.. I had to ball up my cheat sheet that was in my hand.. Something happens every time you have a test that tests your integrity.. I may not have become famous or popular, but I wanted to be able to say that I lived an honorable life in your presence…. When you open up the book of Leviticus, it tells us how to live a Holy life style… It means you have to have a boring life style… Every day you are going to find something that you find to do.. Every day you will have some obstacles and battles when you live for God..

 

In Leviticus he said something that messed me up… Who commit unintentional sin has to pay for it… I broke out in hives… I’m trying to figure out the stuff I did.. But to pay for the stuff I don’t even know I did, I have a problem with that.. You ought to thank God that some of the stuff you did did not get exposed… When God’s hands are on your life, you have to give thanks to God for covering those sins… If you would have left some stuff alone… It’s not that you have more grace, but it’s like you have more grace for your unintentional sins… When you sin, and if you live long enough, they will confront…  Some of us just need some money to get us out of some stuff… But some of us need more… Some of us just want to be delivered…, what happens when my family’s money cannot get me out of trouble?  What if I don’t feel like getting out of trouble?  You guys really going to play me and leave me here by myself?   How can I come to church if I aint feeling nothing or convicted by nothing… But it all about me, and don’t come in here like your stuff don’t stink.. It should be something in your psychic that lets you know that you should live at a higher level.. There is some stuff you use to be able to do and not think twice about it… You make plans, and then at the last minute everything fall apart.. You had a perfect sin plan, but then God says what you are trying to do, you know you are not right…

 

Is eating a sin?   You forgot that your body is temple of the Holy Ghost…   Your temple is of the Holy ghost.. You cannot come into God’s house drunk… What you eating is a sin…   How can I use you and your body is falling apart and your body is sick… There will come a day when you will need to cloth yourself… Let me live a healthy life and have a strong mind… What you eat is sin…

I’m still in Leviticus –  The law says you are not even suppose to be in contact with people who have eczema…. In other words, if they are driven by the flesh, their issues will become your issues… If both of you guys are weak, don’t do it Boo…

Turn the page… I’m in Leviticus 8:  It’s about sexual proclivity… You have to make love to me…  You have to make love to his only begotten son… He said I have to keep my body right.. If you are a woman doesn’t’ sleep with a woman like that is a man and man should not sleep with man like he is a woman… He said, I would if you be holy…

The things that transpired from the 10 commandments:  Don’t steal, don’t be mean and take advantage of other people.. Make sure you are practicing good hygiene… Expect your elders.. When you walk into a room no one wants to see your panties (draughs).. Walk into a room like you have some sense… I’m in Leviticus 19 – “Your body” – Don’t put anything in your tongue… I expect you to present you body a living sacrifice to me… Don’t hang out with strippers and hoes… All strippers and hoes don’t work… Don’t hang out with hoes; they will mess up your family… I expect you to keep all of them Holy…  The book of Leviticus made me frustrated.. It wants me to exercise< and sustain that my body is always groomed and my hair is done>>>   I’m doing all I can not to go to psychic to see what my future hold.,. But if you don’t pray, or hold me I ‘m going to pray that loneness don’t get the best of me…

It’s going to be hard, but ask God to hold you…  You would be scared if you knew me back in the day.. But grab your neighbor’s hand and say I’m going to live Holy… Tell them that the enemy is going to try and make you slip.. But when the praises go up, blesses come down.. Most of us want money… This year I want to speak what he says.. Let the work I’ve done speak for me… You can get out of that relationship… If any man be in Christ he is a new creature… When I go to bed at night, I’m going to give him.. Touch not though anointing and do my Prophet no harm…  The places I use to go, I don’t’ go no more, the things I use to do I don’t do no more.. If you have stepped out of your past… You know that everyday is sweeter, sweeter than the day before…  It’s going to be a struggle but you know that you can do it…

Lift your hands and know that God is calling us to a season of Holiness..  He is calling us to a lifestyle that is pleasing to our God.. Nobody told me that the road would be easy, but I don’t’ believe that he brought me this far to leave me…

 

Everybody in the room has a weakness for something… Whatever your vulnerability is:   I want you to believe by faith that God can do.. Them cigarettes, that man… I’m getting him out of my system… The only way you are going to be able to accomplish that is through prayer.. Pray out load because you know you are guilty… Pray over the stuff that you know you did….  Finally you can clear your conscience… Turn the page, and go to the next chapter of your life…

With your hands lifted, pray that God will give you strength for sexual purity.. I’m praying that God is getting ready to break patterns and change cycles… I want to pray over you….

Before I pray, I want you to pray for yourself… The only way you are going to live Holy is that you learn how to pray for yourself… Only you know what you are dealing with….  “Pray”

Song Selection:  “Lord Make me over again”

·         Invitation to Discipleship:
You want to make sure you have character and not a character… Get saved.. No one can judge you because everyone has sinned and fallen short of his glory.. How many of us know that God has delivered us from some stuff, and he still came and rescued you..
Go to someone and ask them are they saved?  Is there someone that needs to get saved and join the church…

Howard University Choir doing the Electric Holy Slide helping them get their praise in song… “

Walk with God and he will walk with me, Talk to God and he will talk to me… Spend time with God and he will spend time with me… Of note, Dr. Jamal will be on TBN on Tuesday night… Tune in with him, and please go to bible study, he will be there because they will be taping the TBN service on tomorrow… – He is giving the benediction… God bless you until you have to give something away!!!

Comments by Viewers:
Pam Bernard

THANKING GOD FOR: HOWARD UNIVERSITY: GUEST CHOIR TODAY~

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Alvin Williams
thank u

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Derek Wishes
if you are having issues with math English or what ever subject please don’t give up keep working at it because you cannot do it don’t tell the next person they cannot do it keep working on it believe in you amen

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Pam Bernard
PASTOR:PRAYING:OFFERING~

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Yvette Gaither
we want your blessings to run over not your shoes!

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Mimi Gladden
TIME TO GIVE!!!!!THANK GOD FOR SEED!!!!

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Yvette Gaither
Lord, Make me over

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Pam Bernard
‎~LET US PRAY:LORD MAKE OVER~

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Angela Baldwin
GOD MAKE ME OVER AGAIN…..

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Jamila Hargrove
LORD MAKE ME OVER!!! MAKE ME OVER

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Elijah Worley
Make me over again lord

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Lorraina Higgs
MAKE ME OVER LORD

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Gennetta Montague Johnson
Make me over again, Lord!

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Pam Bernard
‎@CYBER SAINTS:FILL THE ATMOSPHERE WITH PRAYER~LORD MAKE ME OVER~

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Valorie Hopkins
I’m with you Rev…sexual purity.

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Mimi Gladden
‎!!!!IT’S HOLINESS!!!! MY GOD MY GOD! HELP US LORD!!!

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·         Shelia Carruthers-Williams
I have not been able to find the individual titles and some I dont have the title I only have the date and sermon time. I will do that also, but I prefer the cd. Thanks Rhonisha

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Nicole Stokes
God bless you all. Have a blessed week.

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Elijah Worley
Men and women of God have a blessed week?

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Pam Bernard
TUESDAY NIGHT: PASTOR WILL BE PREACHING ON:TBN:10PM(EST)~

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Rhonisha Hubbard
‎@Shelia did you try ordering the messages via the site? Just look up the title and you can get the DVD.

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Pam Bernard
ENJOY UR DAY EVERYONE~

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Pam Bernard
‎@GLADDEN…AHHH…THANK U SO MUCH….SMILE…

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Mimi Gladden
Happy Birthday Pam….enjoy your day!

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Sharon Wells
Hallelujah!!!

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Pam Bernard
THANK U JESUS~

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Sharon Wells
Thank you Jesus!!!

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Erin Imdoingmetothefullest Mcclendon
Awesome service!!! Thank you for being a blessing in my life, through your online ministry, reaching and changing lives all the way in Houston, Texas!!! Much love to Empowerment Temple and your annointed man of God, Dr. Jamal Bryant!!

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Pam Bernard
HALLELUJAH~

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Pam Bernard
THANK U SO MUCH @ BALDWIN~SMILE

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Dalania Stevens
Have a blessed Birthday Mrs. Pam

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Angela Baldwin
HBD PAM!!!

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Alvin Williams
thank u

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Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas
Hey Yvette… I hope you have a blessed week… Hey Pam… Love you guys and all my church family…

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Pam Bernard
‎~THANKING GOD FOR YOU SHARING WITH US IN ALL OUR SERVICES:PLEASE COME AGAIN:730-930-1130(AM-EST)-EVERY SUNDAY~REFER TO:EMPOWERMENTTEMPLE.ORG:40 DAYS OF LENT DOWNLOAD~PEACEFUL BLESSINGS:

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Yvette Gaither
Awesome service! See ya next week cybersaints! Be Blessed, stay safe!

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Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas
Thank you guys so much.. I love ya all.. This is my home and I’m loving it…. Praise God from whom all blessings flow… MIn. Ev… WIFI ministries.. www.wifiministries.org – you can get full sermon notes from me from all three sermons…

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Felice Harper-Britton
I want to give an offering today.

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Dalania Stevens
Thank you mr wishes because i just failed my math midterm and was about to give up but God said no keep pushing I needed that thank you Jesus for the encouraging words today

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Pam Bernard
THANKING GOD FOR: HOWARD UNIVERSITY: GUEST CHOIR TODAY~

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Alvin Williams
thank u

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Derek Wishes
if you are having issues with math English or what ever subject please don’t give up keep working at it because you cannot do it don’t tell the next person they cannot do it keep working on it believe in you amen

12 minutes ago

Pam Bernard
PASTOR:PRAYING:OFFERING~

12 minutes ago

Yvette Gaither
we want your blessings to run over not your shoes!

13 minutes ago

Mimi Gladden
TIME TO GIVE!!!!!THANK GOD FOR SEED!!!!

13 minutes ago

Yvette Gaither
Lord, Make me over

26 minutes ago

Pam Bernard
‎~LET US PRAY:LORD MAKE OVER~

26 minutes ago

Angela Baldwin
GOD MAKE ME OVER AGAIN…..

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Jamila Hargrove
LORD MAKE ME OVER!!! MAKE ME OVER

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Elijah Worley
Make me over again lord

26 minutes ago

Lorraina Higgs
MAKE ME OVER LORD

26 minutes ago

Gennetta Montague Johnson
Make me over again, Lord!

26 minutes ago

Pam Bernard
‎@CYBER SAINTS:FILL THE ATMOSPHERE WITH PRAYER~LORD MAKE ME OVER~

26 minutes ago

Valorie Hopkins
I’m with you Rev…sexual purity.

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Mimi Gladden
‎!!!!IT’S HOLINESS!!!! MY GOD MY GOD! HELP US LORD!!!

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Notes taken by: Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas, February 26, 2012 11:30 a.m. service…