The Letters of RESURRECTION

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When our Messiah hung on that cross,

R – He REDEEMED us.

E- EXCHANGING His life for ours.

S – SIN, we were engulfed in when

U – UP on that old cross He hung for the righteous and unrighteous alike, that He might bring us to God.

R – He REMEMBERED me!

R – RISING from the grave on this day. He gave me a chance at ETERNAL life.

C – The CENTER of our joy…

T – THE Author and Finisher of our faith…

I – Said “IT is finished!”

O – OLD things have passed away…

N – Behold, He made all things NEW!!!

Word(s) of the Week – 1/7/2012

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SATURDAY 1.7.2012 :: Blessings Make The World Go ‘Round.

SUNDAY 1.8.2012 :: “It’s the strength of your Faith, not the length of your Prayer”

MONDAY 1.9.2012 :: Let’s truly follow Christ today. L O V E Somebody !

TUESDAY 1.10.2012 :: “Souls Aren’t Saved By Silent Testimonies”.  S P E A K  Up!  S H A R E  Your Story! And  S A V E  Somebody ! SILENCE is DEADLY !

WEDNESDAY 1.11.2012 :: Jeremiah 17:9 tells us that “the Heart is Deceitful and desperately Wicked above all things”. Don’t Follow your Heart. . . . L E A D  it !!!

THURSDAY 1.12.2012 :: “We each need at least 1 person in our Life with 2 non-judgmental ears that are connected to a merciful Heart”.
— Quoted From: Pastor Hart Ramsey

FRIDAY 1.13.2012 :: “He’s God in the Mountain, and He’s God in the Valley”. Simply meaning, God is God in the good times, and God is God in the bad times. Never Forget who He is; regardless of the season of your Life.


May God Abundantly BLESS You 
🙂

The Job Experience – MALI MUSIC

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*Speechless*

This is  a *MUST-HEAR* song, written, produced, and sung by a highly revered gospel artist [at least in my eyes], and a personal friend of mine

. . . . 23-year old

MALI MUSIC !!

From Savannah, Georgia. As a BET Music Matters artist, he did his debut performance of his newly written song:

The Job Experience

On the BET Awards 2011.

This is the Official Video which was debuted on BET’s 106 & Park.

[ for those who don’t know, after viewing this, you may want to cross reference the lyrics with the book of JOB in the Bible to further understand and retain the true essence and correlation of the song ]

Anyways… Definitely take a listen. It’s straight *DOPE-NESS*. Promise, you won’t regret !!!

Jesus Picked Up The Tab . . . .

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One day a restaurant had a grand opening.

The restaurant was called “SRENNIS”, and it was beautiful from the inside, out.

The restaurant had beautiful marble floors, and golden utensils. It had a large fish tank which covered about 70% of the entire restaurant. But what stood out more than the beautiful furnishing of the restaurant was its delicious food. The restaurant had a buffet style table that measured 275 feet in length! And on the table was every food you could possibly think of. That elegant culinary cuisine! The Good Stuff! But the very best part of the buffet was the sign above the table which read:

“Eat As Much As You Want, And Pay The Same Price As If You Only Had One Plate”

People were ecstatic! Word soon spread like wildfire, and before you knew it, people from all over were crowding into the restaurant daily! They would eat as much as their bodies would allow them to, and then some! The lines were sometimes blocks long. People kept coming back because of the continuous changing of the, already delicious, menu and the unbeatable price. One day a customer was enjoying his meal, as he normally did, when he asked a question to one of the waitresses, whose name tag read: “Tempt”. . .

“I just noticed that I’ve been coming here for weeks and have never paid a cent for anything that
I’ve eaten. When exactly do I have to pay and how much will it cost?”

Tempt smiled and said:

Shhh!!! Everyone be quiet! This man just asked a very good question, which applies to all of you!”

The customers slowly stopped eating and thirstily filling their plates, one by one, in utter silence; awaiting to be further informed. Tempt said:

“He wants to know why he has never paid a cent for all the food he has eaten, and he wants to know

exactly how much it will cost”.

Suddenly, each person’s face in the restaurant wore a puzzled expression – immediately realizing the same fact. None of them had ever paid for a thing. Tempt began to tell everyone in the restaurant:

“Well today is payday, and like the sign above says, you all will pay the same price; no matter how little or how much you ate”.

The customers responded with:

“Ok, well how much would that be?”

Tempt smiled and said:

“All of you must pay with your life! You all have been over-indulging and feeding yourselves sin for weeks on end. With everyday, and every plate you have put in, you must all be put to death and spend eternity in Hell!”

The customers were all filled with such a great fear because they all knew that they had been guilty. Not a single customer could stand and say that they had never ate a thing. Just as all the customers were lined up and getting ready to pay, someone walked into the restaurant. There was something very peculiar about this person because he had never been seen in “SRENNIS” before until this day. The thing about him that caught everyone’s attention was how he walked past all of the customers that were standing in line and went straight to the front. When Tempt saw this, she said to the man:

“Excuse me, don’t you see this line? Don’t worry, you’ll pay your price just like everyone else”

The man said not a word and pulled out a credit card which read “LOVE”.

Swiped it at the register.

Then quietly walked out.

When the first customer came up to pay the price for all that he had ate, Tempt pulled up his account and a confused look came across her face. The customer said:

“What’s wrong? Is my debt too great? Oh, please have mercy on me!!!”

Tempt got up from behind the register, and in an uneasy tone, said to all the people who were waiting in line:

“Umm. . . Something’s wrong with our computer system. After the man that came to the front of the line, evidently named “Jesus Christ”, swiped his card, it shows that every last one of your debts has been paid. This means that you are all free to go.”

Immediately, there was a simultaneous burst of joy, relief, and excitement that flooded the entire restaurant!

But with a sly grin, Tempt left each one of the customers with these words:

“Don’t worry. . .  you’ll all be back. You can’t resist our delicious food . . . “

How many of you have revisited “SRENNIS” after Jesus paid the price for your sin debt? Have you made “Tempt” a liar or was she telling the truth? Remember that “SRENNIS” spelled backwards is SINNERS! And Christ paid that debt a long time ago so that you won’t have to. Will you surrender to Him? Or is the food at “SRENNIS” too good to give up?

Choose Christ and Live!!

For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for sins.”

Romans 3:23-24 New Living Translation Bible

Written By::: Dennis Jackson

In The Words of Satan – The Arrows

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Two girls. Pam de Menezes and Christie Desfontaine. Super talented in more ways than one. From the city of Durban, South Africa. Formed a band called The Arrows in 2006. In this video, they present to you the relentless, uncompromising truth behind the evil purpose, intentions, and tactics of the Father of Lies. Satan. This song brings forth utter conviction, and covers every aspect of what LIFE entails.

Brace yourself.

And get ready to have the wool pulled from over your eyes…

Held HOSTAGE By SIN

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If anybody recalls, back in 2002 there was a nation wide televised story on the news about the abduction of a young girl from Colorado named Elizabeth Smart. The young woman was kidnapped in the middle of the night at knife point by a masked man and held captive for close to a year. The nation rejoiced when after 9 months Elizabeth was found about 20 miles from her home. This was a happy ending for such a scenario, being that most child abductions don’t always end this way. But later on Elizabeth’s horrific story was told…

Elizabeth had been taken from her home.

Taken to a dark, and secluded, wooded area.

Made to wear a ceremonial robe by another accomplice.

And made to “marry” her abductor, and was later raped.

The, sometimes continuous, raping occurred daily.

She was made to drink alcohol and would regurgitate after consuming so much.

And was later made to lay face down in her own vomit.

Elizabeth’s story is a difficult story for anyone to hear, BUT it is one that many of us have been through spiritually, or are currenty going through as we speak. God Loves us (mankind)! We are His most prized and precious Creation. He Loved us so much that He wanted to make us different from His previous creations when He said:

“Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us…”(Genesis 1:26 New Living Translation).

Man lived in the constant presence of God; and all was given to us because God Loved us so much. But because of the trap, in the form of a “fruit”, laced with deception and temptation by none other than Satan himself; the disobedience of man was brought forth. That’s when sin came into the world (Romans 5:12). And the cause of that was that we were held captive by sin

ALL OF US (Romans 3:23)…

Our sins took us further and further away from our original home (God’s presence), and dragged us to a dark and barren place where we were married to our sins. In fact, our sins were our master (Romans 6:16)! Our sins made us do things that wasn’t in accordance to God’s Word. Our sins took and held us captive! God’s most precious Creation was in the possession of sin… And appeared to be DEAD (Ephesians 2:1)… With no appearance of hope to bring us back to our original home (God’s presence). But that only lasted until Christ stepped in and brought us back home to our place of belonging!

And he did so with His death on the cross.

Apostle Paul said:

“…who will free me from this life that is dominated by SIN and DEATH?” (Romans 7:24)

That question was answered for all of us who were once taken hostage by sin…

And the Answer is Jesus Christ.

Now we have a success story!!!

Although we were taken from our original intended place (God’s presence) by our abductor (sin), we were later found and brought back to our Father. And because we were brought back, we are now able to receive God’s Spirit as His children where we can call Him “Daddy” (Romans 8:15).

Are You Still Held Captive By Sin?

The key to escape is FAITH! Faith in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. And it is only by faith, alone, that you can be set free from your abductor, sin.

Receive the Holy Spirit and be set free…
Written By::: Dennis Jackson

GOATS vs SHEEP

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THE FINAL JUDGMENT

Matthew 25:31-46

“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit upon His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in His presence, and He will separate the people as a shepherd separates the SHEEP from the GOATS. He will place the sheep at His right hand and the goats at His 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 creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’

Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visited you?’

And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons. For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink. I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’

Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison; and not help you?’

And He will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’

“And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”

DO THE RIGHT THING! And SPREAD LOVE!!!

I know there’s times when you see homeless people in the street panhandling, and begging for money, and sometimes it’s easier for a lot of us to just simply ignore them and continue on about our business. This is an appropriate time to question yourself, though…

“What Would JESUS Do?”

Ultimately, we all want to make it through those “pearly gates” (Revelation 21:21). And in order to get there…YOU MUST SHOW LOVE! And in order for you to show Love – it MUST dwell within you. Paul the apostle wrote in his epistle (his letter) to the Corinthian church that

“Three things [you should] abide by; and [indeed does] last forever – FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE; BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE!!!” (1 Corinthians 13:13)

It’s more than obvious that in order for you to believe in God and His Son, it’s a MUST that you have FAITH. Accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior is one of the very first steps to receiving Salvation – in addition to the repentance of sins. So, the importance of the neccessity of FAITH is very clear!

HOPE is defined as CONFIDENT TRUST! This is a corequisite to FAITH. They both go hand in hand. Faith begets Hope!

So heading back to the scripture. These 2 things – in addition to LOVE is imperative for you to have. Yet, LOVE is the greatest of them all! The Love of God is what saves! “For God so LOVED the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

So if it’s known, clear as day, that without FAITH in Christ and Hope that the things He says will come to pass, it is impossible for your soul to even be in arm’s reach of Heaven; it should also be beyond clear that you won’t make it without showing your brethren LOVE.

“For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should LOVE one another.” (1 John 3:11) 

Jesus Himself said:

“…do unto others as you would like them to do unto you. If you Love only those who Love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners Love those who Love them! And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much! And if you lend money to only those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return. LOVE YOUR ENEMIES! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from Heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for He is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.” (Luke 6:31-36)

Christian hip-hop artist and writer, Sho Baraka said

“people too busy READING the Bible and not BEING the Bible.”

And my Pastor, Bishop Beckles of  The United Holiness Church of Faith in Christ, always says

“…let your light shine because the world isn’t watching the Bible, they’re watching us.”

So are you a SHEEP?

Or are you a GOAT???

Always be mindful of the level of priority to produce the 9-fold fruit of the Spirit, which is

“LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONGSUFFERING, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, and SELF-CONTROL.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

“If I gave EVERTHING I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t LOVE OTHERS, I would have gained NOTHING.”  (1 Corinthians 13:3)

Written By::: Michelle Phipps