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Minister Ev’s Thought of the day: Sometimes in life, we have to become hungry after the things that means the most to us.. of God… I seek after GOD with everything that is within me and with everything that I have, knowing that my very life is dependent upon God and God alone… ` Min. Ev
“Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV) Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
“I will ask the father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth…”
On the evening before the day He would pay the penalty for all the sins of mankind by His death on the cross, Jesus told His followers what would happen to Him. He explained what He was going to do for them—and us—in the future.
After Jesus observed the Passover—which Christians are still to observe as an annual memorial of His death—He told His disciples that He would answer their prayers asked in His name. Jesus also reminded them to show their love for Him by keeping His commandments (John 14:13-15).
Jesus then made this astounding promise: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you” (verses 16-17, New American Bible).
Many translations use the pronouns “He” and “Him” in reference to the Holy Spirit in these verses, but this is an error in translation. The flaw springs from the mistaken idea that the Holy Spirit is the third person in the Godhead. The doctrine of the Trinity, which describes this common belief, is nowhere found in the Bible.
Instead, the Bible reveals the Holy Spirit to be the “power” of God (Luke 1:35; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; Romans 15:13)—as well as His life force through which He imparts life to others, His mind and His very essence (compare John 5:26; 6:63; Romans 8:27; 1 Corinthians 2:16; John 4:24). .
An advocate is a helper or comforter. While on earth, Jesus was an advocate for His disciples. Various translations of the Bible also use the terms “Helper” and “Comforter” to describe this additional Advocate—the “Holy Spirit” (John 14:26)—that was going to come from God and reside in Christians.
What’s so important about having the Holy Spirit?
The Bible reveals several important benefits that come to us if we have the Holy Spirit. These benefits include:
• Understanding God’s truth. Jesus called the Holy Spirit “the Spirit of truth” (John 14:17) and added that it would teach us all things (verse 26).
• Being identified as Christians. Although well-intentioned people throughout the centuries have come up with various humanly-devised checklists to determine who is a Christian, the Bible says that having the Holy Spirit within us is what identifies us as “children of God” (Romans 8:14-16).
• The promise of eternal life. Romans 8:11 says, “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you” (New Revised Standard Version).
How can we receive the Holy Spirit?
During another of God’s annual festivals—the Day of Pentecost—Jesus’ disciples, who had been waiting in Jerusalem as He had commanded, received the Holy Spirit in a miraculous way (Acts 2:1-4). Peter then explained how others could also receive it:
“Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call'” (Acts 2:38-39).
“Who despises the day of small things? Men will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. “(These seven are the eyes of the LORD, which range throughout the earth.)” Zechariah 4:10
Happy Wednesday to each of you… I bring you greetings from Irvine, California… WIFI Ministries welcome you, and would like to thank each of for you love and continued support…
Today, We will be discussing small beginning… As we discuss, plan and build on what God has given us, it’s ok to know where you came from, but more so important to know where you are headed… We are headed in the right direction of our local ministry and I’m excited.. I’ve never seen a greater time than now to expand and build on to what we already have… I love the fact that God is guiding us every step of the way… I remember when we started our base ministry, 2nd Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church of Long Beach, CA, we started our ministry right in the living room of my father’s house… It began with a few of my father’s preacher friend’s, family and friend’s… It was a blessing because in 6 weeks, God had blessed us to have service in a beautiful sanctuary that was full of the anointing… There was never a dull service no matter how big or how small the crowd was… I can never forget the small beginning, and how God saw fit to bless this ministry to remain there in that beautiful atmosphere the whole time of our local ministry… I do believe starting small is good, and allow God to lead us and show us his blessings…
I will keep you all updated with the progress as we celebrate the life of both of my parents birthday next week… It’s a blessing to have them both, and I treasure all the happy times we have spent together, one on one or together… Yup, those were some of the happiest times of my life to worship with both of my parents, my Dad and my mom under the same roof…(wow~) Two fireballs in one room… (lol)…. Not only that, but it was a time when our whole family was pretty much under one roof… It was phenomenal and simply amazing… I believe things are different now, and it’s important to recognize that God is moving in a new direction that we must flow in… I’m certain that as long as we flow in the Holy Ghost we cannot go wrong… Blessings to each of you and I pray each of you have a blessed and wonderful week!!! (Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas)
Barnes’ Notes on the Bible / A great commentary’s view…
“The simplest rendering is marked by the accents. “For who hath despised the day of small things? and (that is, seeing that there have rejoiced and seen the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel, these seven, the Eyes of the Lord, they are running to and fro in all the earth,” 1:e., since God hath with joy and good-pleasure beheld the progress of the work of Zerubbabel, who can despise the day of small things? The day of small things was not only that of the foundation of the temple, but of its continued building also. The old men indeed, “that had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes” Ezra 4:12. But while in progress too, Haggai asks, “Who is left among you that saw this house in its first glory? And how do ye see it now? is not in your eyes such as it, as nothing?” Haggai 2:3. But that temple was to see the day of great things, when “the later glory of this house shall be greater than the former, and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts” Haggai 2:9.
They are the eyes of the Lord which run to and fro – He uses almost the words of the prophet Hanani to Asa, “the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 yet this assurance that God’s watchful providence is over the whole earth, betokens more than the restoration of the material temple, whose only hindrance could be the will of one man, Darius.
The day of small things – is especially God’s day, whose “strength is made perfect in weakness; who raised Joseph from the prison, David from the sheepfold, Daniel from slavery, and converted the world by the fishermen and the tentmaker, having Himself first become the Carpenter. “Wouldest thou be great? Become little.” “Whenever,” said Theresa, (Ribera, vita Ther. ap. Lap.), “I am to receive some singular grace, I first annihilate myself, sink into my own nothingness, so as to seem to myself to be nothing, be capable of nothing.” Barnes’ Notes on the Bible / A great commentary’s view…
John 14:6 (ESV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
I’ve found in life that things rarely go the way we want them to according to our plans… It’s often that we forget to seek God first for the real plans he has for our lives. A lot of times we tend to put the cart before the horse and jump the gun and find ourselves feeling run over, run down and and for some of us just beat down and used.
Nevertheless, I’ve come to let you know that as long as you continue to seek God and keep him first in your life, no matter what life in general throws at you, you will be able to stand, stay with God and know the “PURPOSE” for your life.
See, I found out just the other day that life will hand you some things so bitter and so hard to swallow that some circumstances of life can make you become bitter if you let them. Ahhhhh… I said, “If you let them.” Now, what do you mean by that? Well, I’m certain that we do have a right to get angry when men and women trespass against us.. Naturally, the human mind is designed to do one or two things or more when under pressure… Number one…. Most of us instantaneously become angry… Number two… Some of us just shut down, and number three… Some of us become combative and want to fight… I heard Donnie McClurkin say, “The last thing you want to do is get a Christian mad, because they will come out fighting…”Wow.. I’ve been in a number of fights myself…. Nevertheless, when we seek God first, he detours us from certain situations that most of us find ourselves in because we tried to do things on our own…
In all things seek God first… Simply said: “Put God First….” Know the purpose for your life… What I’m really trying to say is, when you know your purpose in life, life can hand you whatever it will or may, and you can still stand and weather the storm. and you can live and stand your ground according the scriptures and the script and plan that God has for your life…..
See, it’s the devil’s / advisory’s job to throw us off track… Yes, I said the adversary’s job to get you off track, and off focus so he can come in for the kill and try to steal, kill and destroy your joy…. See, even the enemy knows that if they can steal your joy, they can try and steal your testimony…. . But I come to tell you today that Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world… Serving bold notice that the Devil does not have the victory over any of our lives…. Only if you give it to him…. “Stay with God!!”
I decree and declare on today that the Joy of the Lord is my strength, and I shall have the victory and walk in the purpose driven life that God said I shall have…. Just stop and reach up and take what’s yours…. We have power, we just have to stop and call on the name of “JESUS” when we feel like all hope is gone, and we feel like life detours are too much for us…. Just remember that we have a God that standing by with his arms opened wide waiting on us to come his way and ask him for guidance, and help…. I tell you, if you seek God in everything you do, you can’t go wrong….
Now, the trials of life will come without notice, but stand strong, and know that the glory of the Lord will reveal itself to you by leading and guiding your footsteps in the right directions… Please know that God has your back in all situations….
Glory… I feel your anointing and power of God on today as I was detoured on last night.. Taken way out of my way as I drove home, delaying me about 1-2 hours… Oh, but somebody say I began to plead the blood of Jesus, and say God as long as you guide me home safely, I know everything is going to be alright… See, I had on my traveling shoes!!! We have to learn to put our trust in him!!!! Trust God, he will always steer you in the right direction….
Just tell the Lord: “When the storms of life are raging… Stand by me Dear Jesus!!!” Don’t you dare give up, hold on and be strong, because God will step in and it won’t be long…. Just don’t give in… Hold on!!!!
Bible Verses about Detour:
Ephesians 2:5 ESV / 4 helpful votesEven when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
Ephesians 2:1 ESV / 4 helpful votesAnd you were dead in the trespasses and sins
Galatians 2:20 ESV / 4 helpful votesI have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
John 14:6 ESV / 4 helpful votesJesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Hebrews 9:22 ESV / 3 helpful votesIndeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votesAll Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 3 helpful votesDo your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Galatians 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votesNow the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 3 helpful votesTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 3 helpful votesThere is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. …
Romans 6:8 ESV / 3 helpful votesNow if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 3 helpful votesWhat shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. …
Romans 3:23 ESV / 3 helpful votesFor all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
John 1:1-51 ESV / 3 helpful votesIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. …
Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 3 helpful votesIn the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. …
Revelation 21:8 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Revelation 7:14 ESV / 2 helpful votesI said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Revelation 7:13 ESV / 2 helpful votesThen one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?”
Revelation 3:19 ESV / 2 helpful votesThose whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.
Revelation 3:10 ESV / 2 helpful votesBecause you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
Revelation 3:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes“‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
Revelation 3:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.
1 John 3:2 ESV / 2 helpful votesBeloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
1 John 1:9 ESV / 2 helpful votesIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Peter 2:4 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;
2 Peter 1:20 ESV / 2 helpful votesKnowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation.
1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 2 helpful votesObey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
Hebrews 12:3 ESV / 2 helpful votesConsider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 2 helpful votesLooking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Hebrews 9:12 ESV / 2 helpful votesHe entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.
Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
2 Timothy 3:17 ESV / 2 helpful votesThat the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
1 Timothy 4:1 ESV / 2 helpful votesNow the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
Colossians 2:8 ESV / 2 helpful votesSee to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
Ephesians 4:22-24 ESV / 2 helpful votesTo put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votesIn which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 2 helpful votesEven as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 2 helpful votesNow the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 1:8-9 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
Galatians 1:8 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.
2 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:54 ESV / 2 helpful votesWhen the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
1 Corinthians 15:53 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.
1 Corinthians 15:45 ESV / 2 helpful votesThus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
1 Corinthians 15:22 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
Romans 9:1-33 ESV / 2 helpful votesI am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. …
Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:20-22 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.
Romans 8:2 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
Romans 7:25 ESV / 2 helpful votesThanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
Romans 6:23 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:15 ESV / 2 helpful votesWhat then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
Romans 6:7 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor one who has died has been set free from sin.
Romans 6:4 ESV / 2 helpful votesWe were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Romans 5:21 ESV / 2 helpful votesSo that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5:12 ESV / 2 helpful votesTherefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—
Romans 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:1 ESV / 2 helpful votesTherefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:22 ESV / 2 helpful votesThe righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:
Romans 3:21 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—
Romans 3:20 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
Romans 3:4 ESV / 2 helpful votesBy no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.”
Romans 2:16 ESV / 2 helpful votesOn that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
Romans 2:6 ESV / 2 helpful votesHe will render to each one according to his works:
Romans 1:20 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
John 20:17 ESV / 2 helpful votesJesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
John 17:17 ESV / 2 helpful votesSanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
John 15:1-27 ESV / 2 helpful votes“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. …
John 14:26 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
John 14:1-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” …
John 12:1-50 ESV / 2 helpful votesSix days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” …
John 10:35 ESV / 2 helpful votesIf he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken—
John 9:1-41 ESV / 2 helpful votesAs he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” …
John 8:44 ESV / 2 helpful votesYou are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
John 5:29 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.
John 5:28 ESV / 2 helpful votesDo not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice
John 1:3 ESV / 2 helpful votesAll things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votesIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Luke 23:46 ESV / 2 helpful votesThen Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.
Luke 3:1-38 ESV / 2 helpful votesIn the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways, …
Luke 2:35 ESV / 2 helpful votes(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”
Matthew 28:20 ESV / 2 helpful votesTeaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Matthew 25:31-46 ESV / 2 helpful votes“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, …
Matthew 24:37-39 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Matthew 24:24 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
Matthew 16:1-28 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed. When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. …
Matthew 12:24 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.”
Matthew 10:28 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 9:1-38 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? …
Matthew 5:18 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Isaiah 61:10 ESV / 2 helpful votesI will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Isaiah 42:1-25 ESV / 2 helpful votesBehold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law. Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it: …
Isaiah 3:1-26 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor behold, the Lord God of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply, all support of bread, and all support of water; the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder, the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor and the skillful magician and the expert in charms. And I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them. And the people will oppress one another, every one his fellow and every one his neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the despised to the honorable. …
Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Ecclesiastes 9:5 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.
Psalm 119:105 ESV / 2 helpful votesYour word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 16:10 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.
Genesis 50:20 ESV / 2 helpful votesAs for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.
Genesis 6:18 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.
Genesis 6:4 ESV / 2 helpful votesThe Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.
Genesis 6:2 ESV / 2 helpful votesThe sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.
Genesis 5:5 ESV / 2 helpful votesThus all the days that Adam lived were 930 years, and he died.
Genesis 4:17 ESV / 2 helpful votesCain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch.
Genesis 4:16 ESV / 2 helpful votesThen Cain went away from the presence of the Lord and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
Genesis 4:7 ESV / 2 helpful votesIf you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”
Genesis 3:22-24 ESV / 2 helpful votesThen the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.
Genesis 3:19 ESV / 2 helpful votesBy the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
Genesis 3:17-19 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
Genesis 3:15 ESV / 2 helpful votesI will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 2 helpful votesNow the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” …
Genesis 2:17 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
Genesis 2:7 ESV / 2 helpful votesThen the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
Genesis 1:31 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Genesis 1:30 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.
Genesis 1:27 ESV / 2 helpful votesSo God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:26 ESV / 2 helpful votesThen God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Genesis 1:24 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.
Genesis 1:1-2:25 ESV / 2 helpful votesIn the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. …
God is able to carry you through….
Posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas
Cited that the scriptures came from: www.openbible.com/detours
I can truly say to that “God is my roof top”… No matter where I am I know from the bottom of my heart that he is worthy to be served.. This song that we use to sing back the day ‘He’s my Rooftop says it all” Just listen up the lyrics and I’ve enclosed them for you to read as read.. God is so good.. Nothing deep on today, just thankful for all God is doing in all of our lives as a corporate body… In the book of Deuteronomy 32:30 it says: How could one man chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up? – Leviticus 26:8 says: Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you. My last scripture that I read in Isaiah 30:17 says – A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill.” – Let pull together and help one another… One man’s ideal can spark a nation!! Le’s get busy and allow God to be our rooftop!
– Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas
Mighty Clouds Of Joy
“He’s My Rooftop” lyrics
Verse 1 For he’s my rooftop in the rage of the storm. He’s my protector, there’ll never be no harm. He is the bread that sits on my table, My god can do it, he’s truly able.
Try my jesus, try him out, He’s worthy to be served. [ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/mighty_clouds_of_joy/hes_my_rooftop.html ] Verse 2 (he’s my mountaintop) When i was down in the valley, (he’s my road to damascus), When i lived in an alley. (he’s the good, good, shepherd), That watches over me, (he’s my hope, he’s my joy, he’s my victory).
Try him, Try my jesus, he will protect.
Why don’t you try him, Try my jesus.
He’ll be your rooftop in the raging storm.
Jesus you are the center of my joy!!!!
Posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas – April 21, 2012
Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
New International Version (NIV)
Good morning to my WIFI Ministries Family and Friends all around the world… Truly I am happy on today… Just thanking God that I can feel his presence no matter where I am… I just pray right now in the name of Jesus, that he help us to hold out and help us defeat the things in our lives that distracts us from feeling close to God… I pray right now that every hindrance be used to strengthen and make us better as we rise above every obstacle and circumstance that may be placed in our way… God, just help us to hold out, because truly we know that our living is not in vain, and with your help and your help alone if we ask, you will help us in whatever area it is that we struggle… I claim it done right now!!!
I pray that each of you have a blessed day as I am as I celebrate all week long my life and beautiful birthday on tomorrow, April 11, 2012!!!! Praise him, and yes God is so good!!! I don’t have everything that I want, but I thank God for giving me everything that I need!!!!
– Keep fighting and just hold on!!!
“It aint over until God says it’s over!”
hold out – a. To have and keep in one’s grasp: held the reins tightly. b. To aim or direct; point: held a hose on the fire. c. To keep from falling or moving; support: a nail too …” Just hold on!!!”
Posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas April 10, 2012