Genesis 50:20 (NIV)

Genesis 50:20 (NIV) “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”





What the devil meant for evil backfired in their face, because we serve a JUST God!


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Genesis 50:20 (NIV)  “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”







Zephaniah 3:9-20 (NIV)

Restoration of Israel’s Remnant
9 “Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve him shoulder to shoulder.

10 From beyond the rivers of Cus amy worshipers, my scattered people will bring me offerings.

11 On that day you, Jerusalem, will not be put to shame for all the wrongs you have done to me, because I will remove from you your arrogant boasters. Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill.

12 But I will leave within you the meek and humble.  The remnant of Israel will trust in the name of the Lord.

13 They will do no wrong; they will tell no lies. A deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid.”

14 Sing, Daughter Zion; shout aloud, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem!

15 The Lord has taken away your punishment,  he has turned back your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm.

16 On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp.

17 The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

18 “I will remove from you all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals, which is a burden and reproach for you.

19 At that time I will deal with all who oppressed you. I will rescue the lame; I will gather the exiles. I will give them praise and honor  in every land where they have suffered shame.

20 At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes,” says the Lord.


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Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)

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Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

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Christmas – Now Behold The Lamb Kirk Franklin

This is one of my all time favorite Christmas CD’s.  Kirk Franklin is the business… He’s stood and stayed the course with Gospel music, and I appreciate and love him for his realness! ~ Evelyn Diane

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2ND Corinthian Missionary, Incorporated and World In Focus International Ministries (WIFI) www.wifiministries.org are one ministry doing several modalities under one roof… #WelovetheLord!!! —  with Evelyn Diane

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Let’s go a step further and see what Matthew Henry has to say about versus 9-15: 

This Old Building Keep On Leaning

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◄ 2 Corinthians 5:1 ►

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

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This Old Building Keeps On Leaning, I’ve  Got’s To  Move  To  A Better Home!!!   I’ve got’s  to move one day!

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Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane

D&T: 11/30/2016

 

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◄ 1 Corinthians 10:12 ►

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.



10:6-14  Carnal desires gain strength by indulgence, therefore should be checked in their first rise. Let us fear the sins of Israel, if we would shun their plagues. And it is but just to fear, that such as tempt Christ, will be left by him in the power of the old serpent. Murmuring against God’s disposals and commands, greatly provokes him. Nothing in Scripture is written in vain; and it is our wisdom and duty to learn from it. Others have fallen, and so may we. The Christian’s security against sin is distrust of himself. God has not promised to keep us from falling, if we do not look to ourselves. To this word of caution, a word of comfort is added. Others have the like burdens, and the like temptations: what they bear up under, and break through, we may also. God is wise as well as faithful, and will make our burdens according to our strength. He knows what we can bear. He will make a way to escape; he will deliver either from the trial itself, or at least the mischief of it. We have full encouragement to flee from sin, and to be faithful to God. We cannot fall by temptation, if we cleave fast to him. Whether the world smiles or frowns, it is an enemy; but believers shall be strengthened to overcome it, with all its terrors and enticements. The fear of the Lord, put into their hearts, will be the great means of safety.


1 Corinthians 10:12 Commentaries

Matthew Henry’s Commentary

1 Corinthians 10:1

Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

10:1-5 To dissuade the Corinthians from communion with idolaters, and security in any sinful course, the apostle sets before them the example of the Jewish nation of old. They were, by a miracle, led through the Red Sea, where the pursuing Egyptians were drowned. It was to them a typical baptism. The manna on which they fed was a type of Christ crucified, the Bread which came down from heaven, which whoso eateth shall live for ever. Christ is the Rock on which the Christian church is built; and of the streams that issue therefrom, all believers drink, and are refreshed. It typified the sacred influences of the Holy Spirit, as given to believers through Christ. But let none presume upon their great privileges, or profession of the truth; these will not secure heavenly happiness.

1 Corinthians 10:2

And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

1 Corinthians 10:3

And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

1 Corinthians 10:4

And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:5

But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

1 Corinthians 10:6

Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

10:6-14 Carnal desires gain strength by indulgence, therefore should be checked in their first rise. Let us fear the sins of Israel, if we would shun their plagues. And it is but just to fear, that such as tempt Christ, will be left by him in the power of the old serpent. Murmuring against God’s disposals and commands, greatly provokes him. Nothing in Scripture is written in vain; and it is our wisdom and duty to learn from it. Others have fallen, and so may we. The Christian’s security against sin is distrust of himself. God has not promised to keep us from falling, if we do not look to ourselves. To this word of caution, a word of comfort is added. Others have the like burdens, and the like temptations: what they bear up under, and break through, we may also. God is wise as well as faithful, and will make our burdens according to our strength. He knows what we can bear. He will make a way to escape; he will deliver either from the trial itself, or at least the mischief of it. We have full encouragement to flee from sin, and to be faithful to God. We cannot fall by temptation, if we cleave fast to him. Whether the world smiles or frowns, it is an enemy; but believers shall be strengthened to overcome it, with all its terrors and enticements. The fear of the Lord, put into their hearts, will be the great means of safety.

1 Corinthians 10:7

Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

1 Corinthians 10:8

Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

1 Corinthians 10:9

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

1 Corinthians 10:10

Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

1 Corinthians 10:11

Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

1 Corinthians 10:12

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

1 Corinthians 10:13

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:14

Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

1 Corinthians 10:15

I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

10:15-22 Did not the joining in the Lord’s supper show a profession of faith in Christ crucified, and of adoring gratitude to him for his salvation ? Christians, by this ordinance, and the faith therein professed, were united as the grains of wheat in one loaf of bread, or as the members in the human body, seeing they were all united to Christ, and had fellowship with him and one another. This is confirmed from the Jewish worship and customs in sacrifice. The apostle applies this to feasting with idolaters. Eating food as part of a heathen sacrifice, was worshipping the idol to whom it was made, and having fellowship or communion with it; just as he who eats the Lord’s supper, is accounted to partake in the Christian sacrifice, or as they who ate the Jewish sacrifices partook of what was offered on their altar. It was denying Christianity; for communion with Christ, and communion with devils, could never be had at once. If Christians venture into places, and join in sacrifices to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, they will provoke God.

1 Corinthians 10:16

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 10:17

For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

1 Corinthians 10:18

Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

1 Corinthians 10:19

What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

1 Corinthians 10:20

But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

1 Corinthians 10:21

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

1 Corinthians 10:22

Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

1 Corinthians 10:23

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

10:23-33 There were cases wherein Christians might eat what had been offered to idols, without sin. Such as when the flesh was sold in the market as common food, for the priest to whom it had been given. But a Christian must not merely consider what is lawful, but what is expedient, and to edify others. Christianity by no means forbids the common offices of kindness, or allows uncourteous behaviour to any, however they may differ from us in religious sentiments or practices. But this is not to be understood of religious festivals, partaking in idolatrous worship. According to this advice of the apostle, Christians should take care not to use their liberty to the hurt of others, or to their own reproach. In eating and drinking, and in all we do, we should aim at the glory of God, at pleasing and honouring him. This is the great end of all religion, and directs us where express rules are wanting. A holy, peaceable, and benevolent spirit, will disarm the greatest enemies.

1 Corinthians 10:24

Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

1 Corinthians 10:26

For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.

1 Corinthians 10:27

If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

1 Corinthians 10:28

But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:

1 Corinthians 10:29

Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience?

1 Corinthians 10:30

For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:32

Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

1 Corinthians 10:33

Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.


Posted by: Evelyn Diane


D&T: 11/27/2016

Bible commentary Credit: Matthew Henry





➰🌹 HAPPY BIRTHDAY and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! ➰🌹


🌹 Happy Birthday to those who have a birthday this week and Congratulations to those celebrating an anniversary the month of November! May God continue to bless and keep each of you! 🌹


Posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane

D&T: 11/21/2016

Thank you all for your prayers


Oh my God, thAnk you God for the release so you may increase in my life.. Thank you all for prayers‼️ For we know only prayer changes hearts, minds and situations only like JESUS can when we take our hands off of our problems and turn them ALL over to God! I turn every situation over to you in JESUS Name! Oh, death, oh death. smhrh ◄ 1 Corinthians ‪15:55‬ ►O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where isthy victory? 

Where O Death is Your Victory?

…54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come to pass: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55“Where, O death, is your victory?Where, O death, is your sting?” 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law.…


Hosea 13:14


Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.


1 Corinthians 15:56


The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law.


Treasury of Scripture


O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?

O death.


Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them …

sting.


Acts 9:5 And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom …


Revelation 9:10 And they had tails like to scorpions, and there were stings in their …

grave. or, hell.


Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham …


Acts 2:27 Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer …


Revelation 20:13,14 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell …

is thy victory.


Job 18:13,14 It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death …


Psalm 49:8-15 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases for ever:)…


Psalm 89:48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver …


Ecclesiastes 2:15,16 Then said I in my heart, As it happens to the fool, so it happens …


Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing …


Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; …


Ecclesiastes 9:5,6 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any …


Romans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that …

 

Happy Birthday Sister Karen!

Sister Karen is our featured birthday for the month of November. We salute her on her special day for everything that she does in life.

She is a daughter, a mother, and a friend to many. Sis. Karen is a born Minister of music. Sister Karen is a smooth vocalist, and a master choir director and musician. She was the first choir director to get my son Justin to sing in a children’s church choir.  #thank-you! 💕🌹💕

I take my hat off to her for a job well done! She truly is a good and faithful servant unto God and his people!

➰🎵 We 🌹 Love 🌹you, Sister Karen Allen-Reid 🌹 ➰🎵



A special cake for Sis. Karen Allen- Reid! 🎤


Christ Our Redeemer Choir, Sis. Karen, Director
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Give me my flowers while I yet live! 🎤
Sis. Karen really loves the Lord!

Happy Birthday Sis. Karen! ➰🌹➰

The Gospel version of Happy Birthday to you, Sis. Karen Allen-Reid

Happy Birthday Sister Karen Allen-Reid! We Love You!
Give me my flowers while I yet live! 🌹

 



Posted by: Evelyn Diane

D&T: 11/17/2016





Cast your cares upon him, because he cares for you!

◄ 1 Peter 5:7 ►

Work In Focus International Ministries


Life has a way to beat you up and beat you down and you have no choice in the matter. No body wants to be sick. Nobody wants to feel used, or betrayed! Nobody wants to feel less than and nobody definitely don’t desire to walk around with guilt or shame. 

That’s why we worship and praise our God! When things aren’t like they are suppose to be in our lives, we can turn to our sweet saviour who died for us and he diedI that we may have life, and life more abundantly.  

When all hell has broken out in your life, just as well as when things are going good in your life, look to the hills whence comes your help, knowing that all of your help comets from the Lord! I’ve learned in these past 35 months to release or cast my cares on him (God), our Father Jesus because he cares for us!

Written by: Minister Evelyn Diane


◄ John 10:10 ►



Take your mind off of things that don’t nourish or edifying the body of Christ! Turn to your hobbies or read a good book like the Holy Bible and stay focused! ~ Minister Evelyn


HAVE YOU EVER DREAMED ABOUT LEARNING TO PLAY !

🎼🎼🎼🎶🎶🎶🎶🎤🎧🎧🎤🎹🎼🎼🎼Hear and Play Music / Evelyn Diane Affiliate




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Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas
∂&т: 11/16/2016

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