“Anointing”

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Anointing:

A person was anointed for a special purpose—to be a king, to be a prophet, to be an builder, etc. There is nothing wrong with anointing a person with oil today. We just have to make sure that the purpose of anointing is in agreement with Scripture. Anointing should not be viewed as a “magic potion.” The oil itself does not have any power. It is only God that can anoint a person for a specific purpose. If we use oil, it is only a symbol of what God is doing. Exodus 29:7 – You shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him.

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Exodus 40:9

9 “Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and consecrate it and all its furniture, so that it may become holy.

 

Ecclesiastes 9:8

lLet your garments be always white. Let not oil be lacking on your head.

 

2 Kings 9:6

6 So he arose and went into the house. And the young man poured the oil on his head, saying to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, I anoint you king over the people of the Lord, over Israel.

Another meaning for the word anointed is “chosen one.” The Bible says that Jesus Christ was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit to spread the Good News and free those who have been held captive by sin (Luke 4:18-19; Acts 10:38). After Christ left the earth, He left us the gift of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16). Now all Christians are anointed, chosen for a specific purpose in furthering God’s Kingdom (1 John 2:20). “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee” (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).

Question: “What is the anointing? What does it mean to be anointed?”

Answer: The origin of anointing was from a practice of shepherds. Lice and other insects would often get into the wool of sheep, and when they got near the sheep’s head, they could burrow into the sheep’s ears and kill the sheep. So, ancient shepherds poured oil on the sheep’s head. This made the wool slippery, making it impossible for insects to get near the sheep’s ears because they would just slide off. From this, anointing became symbolic of blessing, protection, and empowerment.

The New Testament Greek words for “anoint” are chrio, which means “to smear or rub with oil, and by implication to consecrate for office or religious service”; and aleipho, which means “to anoint.” In Bible times, people were anointed with oil to signify God’s blessing or call on that person’s life (Exodus 29:7; Exodus 40:9; 2 Kings 9:6; Ecclesiastes 9:8; James 5:14). A person was anointed for a special purpose—to be a king, to be a prophet, to be an builder, etc. There is nothing wrong with anointing a person with oil today. We just have to make sure that the purpose of anointing is in agreement with Scripture. Anointing should not be viewed as a “magic potion.” The oil itself does not have any power. It is only God that can anoint a person for a specific purpose. If we use oil, it is only a symbol of what God is doing.

Question: “What does the Bible say about anointing oil?”

Answer: Anointing oil, mentioned 20 times in Scripture, was used in the Old Testament for pouring on the head of the High Priest and his descendants and sprinkling the Tabernacle and its furnishings to mark them as holy and set apart to the Lord (Exodus 25:6; Leviticus 8:30; Numbers 4:16). Three times it is called the “holy, anointing oil” and the Jews were strictly forbidden from reproducing it for personal use (Exodus 30:32-33). The recipe for anointing oil is found in Exodus 30:23-24 and contained myrrh, cinnamon and other natural ingredients. There is no indication that the oil or the ingredients had any supernatural power. Rather, the strictness of the guidelines for creating the oil was a test of the obedience of the Israelites and a demonstration of the absolute holiness of God.

Only four New Testament passages refer to the practice of anointing with oil and none of them offer an explanation for its use. We can draw our conclusions from context. In Mark 6:13, the disciples anoint the sick and heal them. In Luke 7:46, Mary anoints Jesus’ feet as an act of worship. In James 5:14, the church elders anoint the sick with oil for healing. In Hebrews 1:8-9, God says to Christ as He returns triumphantly to Heaven, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever…” and God anoints Jesus “with the oil of gladness.”

Should Christians use anointing oil today? There is nothing in Scripture that commands or even suggests that we should use similar oil today, but neither is there anything to forbid it. Oil is often used as a symbol for the Holy Spirit in the Bible as in the parable of the wise and foolish virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). As such, Christians have the presence of the oil of the Spirit who leads us into all truth and anoints us continually with His grace and comfort. “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth” (1 John 2:20).

Credit and Reference Material from: http://www.gotquestions.org/anointing-oil.html
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http://biblia.com/books/nkjv/Ex17.1 

 

Dr. Jamal Bryant Interview with Varion Walton

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“Streaming Faith” with Dr. Jamal Bryant

His “new age” ministry is meeting Christians where they are…on Facebook and Twitter! Dr. Jamal Bryant’s “Millennium Ministry” is breaking the stereotypes of “yesterday’s clergy. This renegade minister is making “the gospel” available anytime you want it, “24/7!

Varion sits down with him for a candid chat about being a “spiritual coach” to “Celebrity Apprentice” and reality star Omarosa. He also talks about “World War Me”, a new book in which he writes aboutan adulterous affair that cost him his marriage and almost destroyed his church.


He’s a renegade minister using the internet to break the “stereotypes” of yesterday clergy. Every week, Dr. Jamal Bryant uses Facebook and Twitter to reach more than 35-thousand Christians. Sunday, March 4th this “Millennium Minister” will “step back in time” for a re-enactment of Bloody Sunday, the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. Varion Walton has a candid chat with Bryant being a spiritual coach to ‘Celebrity Apprentice” and reality star Omarosa. He also opens up his new book, “World War Me” which details his adulterous affair that almost destroyed is his church Empowerment Temple. 

All Credit for this story and interview to:http://www.varionwalton.com

Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas, WIFI Ministries  http://www.wifiministries.org 

“I shall recover all!” – Pastor Frazier – Guest Speaker

Empowerment Temple Church, 11:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship – March 4, 2012

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

 

 

Sunday Morning / Empowerment Temple – 11:30 a.m. service – “Family and Friend’s Day at “Empowerment Temple”

Verbatim – Uncut Unedited Worship Service Notes to follow from 11:30 service:

 

“Family and Friend’s Day at “Empowerment Temple”

Sermon:  “I shall recover all!”

 

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

EMPOWERMENT TEMPLE – http://www.empowermenttemple.org

 

“This is the day that the Lord has made, and we shall rejoice and be glad in him…”

 

“I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord…”

 

Today is:  Family and Friend’s day at Empowerment Temple

 

Youth Praise Dance:  Amazing Grace

 

Song Selection: “What he’s done for me, I never shall forget!!”  (Sang:  Sis. Juanita!)  J

Pastor Lemmons: “I expect God to do something great in my life.”I realize that I have a long ways to go,
but I believe God will get me there.!!”

Give God some praise for the next 30 seconds like you want God to change in the next 30 days… This next praise is what God is getting ready to do for you .. Shout!!!

God do it for me… We shouting unto his glory!!! Do it for me dear Jesus!!!!

HALLELUJAH.. Oh BLESS YOUR NAME FATHER!!! Praise him… He’s worthy… He’s been so so good!!! If I had 10,000 tons, I could not praise him enough!!!

Announcements:  Pastor Lemmons:  Prayer changes things – 1 million people need to register to vote by Easter Sunday… If you are interested in becoming apart of the annual conference choir, you can join them on tomorrow night for rehearsal… CWB scholarship will meet – funds will go to the girls in  the African Nation… Town Hall meeting… Pastor Jamal Bryant will be discussion the state of the black church… March 6, 2012  Pastor Bryant will be on the spring telethon on TBN – We thank God for Dr. Jamal Bryant…

 

Offering Time:  “Give unto the Lord…. ”   When you give to God, he will give back to you press down, shaken together, and running over….   Lord exceed my expectations…. Give a sacrificial offering to exceed my expectations…  Thank you Lord for giving it to me… Father in the name of Jesus, you can multiply this….

 

Offering selection:  The Lord is blessing me right now!!!
Communion:  “The blood that gives me strength from day to day”

Prayer and General confession:  As we look back over our lives and see where God has brought us from… Take a moment and get real about who we are and our relationship with Christ… Nobody else would have laid down their lives for us like our savior.. – We honestly repent and ask God to cleanse us from all unrighteousness…

This wafer is a sign that we believe that God has made us his people.. We should take joy in sharing the message of Christ with others… Let us reconcile and make a deeper commitment to Jesus.. It was only because of Jesus Christ and him being crucified, I now have a life in him…

The blood of Jesus is the most powerful blood over our lives… God turned everything around and worked things out for our Good.. We bless him for his grace and mercy of God… If you are thankful for the Grace and Mercy of God…. Drink the cup…

The Lords prayer:  Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)   9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come,

your will be done,  on earth as it is in heaven. 11Give us today our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts,    as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation,  but deliver us from the evil one.’

Introduction of Guest Speaker: Dr. Fraiser – Specialized in Marriage ministry

Sermon Selection from our choir:   We Magnify and Glorify your name…

Spoken Word:
Pastor Frazier

Pastor Fraizer – Praise the Lord everybody… He honors Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant – He was a little disappointed that Dr. Bryant was out of town, but his wife told him that it was an honor that Dr. Bryant left him to speak to the congregation on today…

He celebrates his wife for over 30 years of marriage and they will celebrate their 37th anniversary…   She thank God for letting him lay his hands on her and take care of her.. They are just a dynamic married couple that give me hope.. His wife said God is restorer, he is a deliver..”  Speak life… God says it’s not over until God says its over… ”  We have Faith and Praise!!!”  Believe God by Faith.. Take everything back what the devil has tried to steal from you…  Praise him in advance…

There can be hell in the world, but if there is peace at home, you can make it!!! – He confessed there were some struggles – but they made it… So mushy – (lol) – Pastor Fraizier said:  He loves Technology –   He is giving props to his kids and grandchildren.. Family is wonderful…   Pastor Fraizer says marriage is great!!!

Grace, Peace through Jesus Christ –

Scripture:  II Corinthians I- 2 Corinthians 1  (NIV)

2 Corinthians 1

 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

   To the church of God in Corinth, together with all his holy people throughout Achaia:

 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise to the God of All Comfort

 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

 8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,[a] about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 11 as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

Paul’s Change of Plans

 12 Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity[b] and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace. 13 For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that, 14 as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of the Lord Jesus.

 15 Because I was confident of this, I wanted to visit you first so that you might benefit twice. 16 I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia and to come back to you from Macedonia, and then to have you send me on my way to Judea. 17 Was I fickle when I intended to do this? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say both “Yes, yes” and “No, no”?

 18 But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas[c] and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” 20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

 23 I call God as my witness—and I stake my life on it—that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth. 24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.

He speaks about David:  David reassures him in his frail humanity… You recall he is wrestling with some issues… We all have sinned and come short of his glory…

“What is man, that though are mindful of him, and the son of that though visits him”

“God is a holy God” He is pure and righteous in all of his ways…  But David, has been included in the sacred texts… David gives him hope, because David messed up…  But God redeemed him… Most of us are intimately aware of makes us jacked up..

We all have sinned and fallen short of his glory… With your mouth you worship him, but with your deeds it tells a different story…Some of us don’t deserve to be sitting in a sanctuary of righteousness,  but thank God for his forgiveness.

God is a God of mercy that will give you another chance…  David said “Create in me a clean heart!”

Psalm 23 (NIV)

A psalm of David.

 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters,

 3 he refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths

   for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk

   through the darkest valley,[a]

I will fear no evil,

   for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

   they comfort me.

 5 You prepare a table before me

   in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil;

   my cup overflows.

6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me

   all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

   forever.

Sermon Title:  “He never gave one, but I’m going to label it:”  “I shall recover all!”

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Notes taken by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

Sermon Title: “Zion, put on your strength”

Empowerment Temple Church 9-30 service 3-4-2012

Empowerment Temple Church, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship  – March 4, 2012

When Zion prevails, she will bring forth her children!!!

 

 

Sunday Morning / Empowerment Temple – 9:30 a.m. service – “Family and Friend’s Day at “Empowerment Temple”

Verbatim – Uncut Unedited Worship Service Notes to follow from 9:30 service:

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Empowerment Temple Church, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship  – March 4, 2012

 

“Family and Friend’s Day at “Empowerment Temple”

 

Sunday Morning / Empowerment Temple – 9:30 a.m. service

 

Guest Speaker:

 

Sermon Title: “”Zion, put on your strength”

 

Empowerment Temple Church, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship – March 4, 2012

Sunday,  March 4, 2012 9:30 a.m. Service…

 

Opening prayer: “It’s your worship God that invites your presence in this place.. We adore you God, we magnify your name… “We give everything to you oh God… We worship you God!!!” – “You are so excellent God!!! “Prayer Changes Things”

 

 

Opening song:  “I never shall forget what he done for me” – sang (Juanita)  🙂

 

Glory, glory Hallelujah – Since I laid my burdens down….

 

Oh, oh, Oh, oh…   Praise chokes the enemy…

 

Announcement:  By: Pastor Lemmon’s – Family month, Happy Birthday to all the March Birthday’s… www.empowermenttemple.org to print out the Lenten season schedule… “SHIFT” my situation Lord… Serving and aiding our communities… Calling for 1 million people to vote for Easter Sunday… Please register…  – You can sign up to vote..  If you are interested in joining the community choir, choir rehearsal will be on tomorrow (Monday) – Young girls in African Nation fund raiser will take place… Town Hall meeting:  State of the Black Church, in Washington D.C.  – You can tune in this Tuesday on March6, 2012 for the Spring Marathon – You can tune in and hear no other than Dr. Jamal H. Bryant, our Leader…#powerful

 

Offering Time:  “It is a blessing to give”  You can give on line at: http://www.empowermenttemple.org – “God is a game changer” – “Lord I’m not going to give just because I’m suppose to give, but I’m giving out of my love, and my sincere worship.. Lord from what I give, can you help me get a whole lot better… ”   I want to get a whole lot of fruit and lettuce when I go to the grocery store… Lord I’m sacrificing.. If I ask anything in your name, you said you would give it to me… Prove it… Give your 10% – raise it up and say, “God I thank you”  Your latter shall be greater than you past…”

 

Offering Song Selection: “The Lord is blessing me right now!”

 

 

Song Selection: “The blood that gives me strength from day to day…

“It will never lose it’s power”

 

Communion:   Communion is now being served… Take and eat the body of Christ that was broken for you – and in that same light.. the blood that was shed.. “What can wipe away our sins?  Nothing but the blood of Jesus… Take and drink in memory of him..

 

Prayer:  The Lords prayer…

 

We thank the Lord for our Pastor:  Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant… He is on the road today getting ready to march with the Rev. Al Sharpton on today…

 

Song Selection:  We have come to worship the Lord… For his mercy endureth forever..

 

Guest Speaker:  Bishop Richard L. Fraiser –

 

He acknowledges his wife – In four days from today, he will celebrate 37 years with his wife.. .She still has his nose wide open… lol

It;s not that I love her, loving her suits me.. When she walks into the room, a light comes  on in my head… She said she let him lay some hands on her… (smh)… God said it was good…  Pastor says:  ‘He was not lying either”  They made a great point to show their love for each other which was such a blessing to see husband and wife still in love…

He honors Dr. Jamal Bryant in his absence on today…  – he bless everyone on today.. Now he is laying hands on his wife and walking her back to seat.. He was giving off a little love Morse code…

 

The worship “cooked his grits” (lol)…  Number #1  – He was excited about the church” #1- Celebrated the covenant – #2 we celebrated the blood of Jesus –  The precious blood of Christ.. – What makes the blood of Christ precious?  He had pure blood with no sin, and the only blood qualified to stand before the throne…  The name of Jesus is part of a category called nouns… Parts of speech.. It is defined as a person, place and things.. Proper noun is a particular name of a person, place or thing… God, is a person, place and  thing and an event – He is coming back for us!!

 

Scripture Reading:  Isiah chapter (NIV)

 

Isaiah 52

 

1 Awake, awake, Zion,

clothe yourself with strength!

Put on your garments of splendor,

Jerusalem, the holy city.

The uncircumcised and defiled

will not enter you again.

2 Shake off your dust;

rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem.

Free yourself from the chains on your neck,

Daughter Zion, now a captive.

 

3 For this is what the LORD says:

 

“You were sold for nothing,

and without money you will be redeemed.”

 

4 For this is what the Sovereign LORD says:

 

“At first my people went down to Egypt to live;

lately, Assyria has oppressed them.

 

5 “And now what do I have here?” declares the LORD.

 

“For my people have been taken away for nothing,

and those who rule them mock,[a]”

declares the LORD.

“And all day long

my name is constantly blasphemed.

6 Therefore my people will know my name;

therefore in that day they will know

that it is I who foretold it.

Yes, it is I.”

 

7 How beautiful on the mountains

are the feet of those who bring good news,

who proclaim peace,

who bring good tidings,

who proclaim salvation,

who say to Zion,

“Your God reigns!”

8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices;

together they shout for joy.

When the LORD returns to Zion,

they will see it with their own eyes.

9 Burst into songs of joy together,

you ruins of Jerusalem,

for the LORD has comforted his people,

he has redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The LORD will lay bare his holy arm

in the sight of all the nations,

and all the ends of the earth will see

the salvation of our God.

 

11 Depart, depart, go out from there!

Touch no unclean thing!

Come out from it and be pure,

you who carry the articles of the LORD’s house.

12 But you will not leave in haste

or go in flight;

for the LORD will go before you,

the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

 

The Suffering and Glory of the Servant

 

13 See, my servant will act wisely[b];

he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.

14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him[c]—

his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being

and his form marred beyond human likeness—

15 so he will sprinkle many nations,[d]

and kings will shut their mouths because of him.

For what they were not told, they will see,

and what they have not heard, they will understand.

Isaiah 66

New International Version (NIV)

Isaiah 66

 

Judgment and Hope

 

1 This is what the LORD says:

“Heaven is my throne,

and the earth is my footstool.

Where is the house you will build for me?

Where will my resting place be?

2 Has not my hand made all these things,

and so they came into being?”

declares the LORD.

 

“These are the ones I look on with favor:

those who are humble and contrite in spirit,

and who tremble at my word.

3 But whoever sacrifices a bull

is like one who kills a person,

and whoever offers a lamb

is like one who breaks a dog’s neck;

whoever makes a grain offering

is like one who presents pig’s blood,

and whoever burns memorial incense

is like one who worships an idol.

They have chosen their own ways,

and they delight in their abominations;

4 so I also will choose harsh treatment for them

and will bring on them what they dread.

For when I called, no one answered,

when I spoke, no one listened.

They did evil in my sight

and chose what displeases me.”

 

5 Hear the word of the LORD,

you who tremble at his word:

“Your own people who hate you,

and exclude you because of my name, have said,

‘Let the LORD be glorified,

that we may see your joy!’

Yet they will be put to shame.

6 Hear that uproar from the city,

hear that noise from the temple!

It is the sound of the LORD

repaying his enemies all they deserve.

 

7 “Before she goes into labor,

she gives birth;

before the pains come upon her,

she delivers a son.

8 Who has ever heard of such things?

Who has ever seen things like this?

Can a country be born in a day

or a nation be brought forth in a moment?

Yet no sooner is Zion in labor

than she gives birth to her children.

9 Do I bring to the moment of birth

and not give delivery?” says the LORD.

“Do I close up the womb

when I bring to delivery?” says your God.

10 “Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her,

all you who love her;

rejoice greatly with her,

all you who mourn over her.

11 For you will nurse and be satisfied

at her comforting breasts;

you will drink deeply

and delight in her overflowing abundance.”

 

12 For this is what the LORD says:

 

“I will extend peace to her like a river,

and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;

you will nurse and be carried on her arm

and dandled on her knees.

13 As a mother comforts her child,

so will I comfort you;

and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”

 

14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice

and you will flourish like grass;

the hand of the LORD will be made known to his servants,

but his fury will be shown to his foes.

15 See, the LORD is coming with fire,

and his chariots are like a whirlwind;

he will bring down his anger with fury,

and his rebuke with flames of fire.

16 For with fire and with his sword

the LORD will execute judgment on all people,

and many will be those slain by the LORD.

 

17 “Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one who is among those who eat the flesh of pigs, rats and other unclean things—they will meet their end together with the one they follow,” declares the LORD.

 

18 “And I, because of what they have planned and done, am about to come[a] and gather the people of all nations and languages, and they will come and see my glory.

 

19 “I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations—to Tarshish, to the Libyans[b] and Lydians (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the nations. 20 And they will bring all your people, from all the nations, to my holy mountain in Jerusalem as an offering to the LORD—on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,” says the LORD. “They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the LORD in ceremonially clean vessels. 21 And I will select some of them also to be priests and Levites,” says the LORD.

 

22 “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the LORD, “so will your name and descendants endure. 23 From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says the LORD. 24 “And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”

 

2 Timothy 1:12

New International Version (NIV)

12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.

 

Sermon Title:  “Zion, put on your strength”

“I did not take actual verbatim sermon notes on today”  I will resume next week… (sorry)

 

Notes taken by: Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas, March 4, 2012, 2012 9:30 a.m. service…service…

“Ideas” – 40-Days- Of-Lenten- Season

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“Ideas”
Get your creative juices flowing – In the most narrow sense, an idea is just whatever is before the mind when one thinks. Very often, ideas are construed as representational images.. People have all sorts of  business ideas, etc… Whatever ideas you have make them come to life during this 40-days-of Lenten Season…
Today as we embark upon on the 12th day of our Lenten Season we will focus on: “Ideas”…  We all have them… We all possess innovation and we all have great ideas stored in our brain… It just sometimes take a little courage and sometimes a little encouragement to put our great ideas into action.   I’ve always had great ideas and there were times when a light would come on in my head and I was able to follow through with every idea I dreamed about… I still dream on today and I have great ideas for my future that will make free for life to do Ministry if I could just connect to the right place , and the right people..  “IDEAS, IDEAS, IDEAS..””I heard  my son’t grandfather say one time that nothing has ever came to a sleeper but a dream…(T.L.G., Sr. “) – All I”m trying to say is don’t just dream about your ideas, but make the ideas you have  become a reality…

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Happy Birthday Cousin Geneva… I love you…

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I love you Cousin...

 P.s. :  Justin just ask me could you celebrate your birthday with him on the 23rd of March?   I told him I would ask you… It’s a Friday night, and we would love for you to go to Disneyland with us if  you will….  Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!   

“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

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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

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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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