Happy Birthday

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. Romans 13:1,2

 
Happy birthday sir. Never thought in the 51 years of my life that I would ever see a President of Color. Who in there right mind would want to champion the virtues of this contry after 8 years of Cheyney(Bush was a puppet) a struggling economy, two wars,political parties so rooted in championing there idealogies that common sense is thrown out the window. Racism that is so prevalent that it appears not to be a factor. And most of all a decaying infrastructure that resembles a third world nation instead of the greatest nation in the world. Think about it why would you want be President of this ungreatful, narcissitic divided place? The answer is found in this piece out of Romans 13:2. This forecast by the Apostle Paul through the spirit of God is among us today.
Moving forward we need to respect the authority presented to us in the person of President Obama. In light of the present political climate and the state of affairs concerning the economy his efforts and leadership take on a negative tone from the far right and far left. As a result it appears that he is damn if he does and damn if he don’t. But notice the humble manner in which the President deals with each attack and criticism concerning his governing ability. Faced with all of these challenges it would take a humble heart and a supernatural attitude to manage all of it. Inspite of what we think President Obama was positioned for this time not by the people but by God. If you are reading this and you ideals are to the far right or left this would appear to be unreal. There is a piece in Matthew 21 starting at verse 28 that will illustrate the point that I am making. Not only is his presidency verified through these two illustrations from Romans 13 and Matthew 21 but confirmed by the very makeup of his paternal and maternal lineage which incorporates the properties that at the root divides this nation. It is race.
Today I witness the celebration of 50 years in preparation by God of a man who leads the most powerful nation on earth. His election to this position was no accident. It was manifested in the heavens for such a time as this. Amen.
 
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His Presence

For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. 1 Corinthians 2: 2-5

One of the most effebroken framedctive ways I found in communicating Christ is demonstrated when our hearts and thoughts take on the fear of Him. I can identify with the apostle Paul in this passage concerning the weakness and fear. The message then becomes one that is presented with the power of God and not our own. The wisdom of men is unable to deliver the power because it is birthed in the hearts of man and not the breath of life distributed by God the Father through our Lord Jesus the Christ and the Holy Spirit. Only in the presence of the trinity can the substance that is hoped for matriculate into the promise and glory of God concerning those who believe Him. Without faith it is impossible to please Him. (Hebrews 11:6) If we can see it and control it it no longer belongs to God. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9) We have not seen it yet or heard iit or has it entered our hearts. This means that daily there is an opportunity to benefit from the presence of God. (Psalm 68:19) The power that rest with the fear of God is available to all of us. Let it be the resource we use to present the gospel of our Lord Jesus the Christ instead of the wisdom of men. Remember He is Lord and King. He will return to be seated on his throne for ever and ever. (Eternity) Love someone today. Spend time in the presence of the Lord so that you can effectively present a witness hinged on the power of God and not the wisdom of men. Amen

 

Brotherly love

Born into a world that places an emphasis on self (narcisism) the perception of our existence is filtered and blocked by motives that are self defeating. Our Lord places an emphasis on loving your neighbor like a brother. The apostle Paul writes in Romans 12:10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; “.There are times when loving your brother can be the most challenging test to our faith. When we remove self and allow Christ to sit on the throne miracles occur. Those challenging issues become shouts of praise. Honor and love one another and allow Christ to use your example for his glory Amen

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Beauty Of Holiness

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In these trying times we need to be reminded of the Beauty Of Holiness offered unto the Lord as he moves us from glory to glory and from faith to faith.
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before Him: Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
I Chronicles 16:29
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Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser

This image comes by way of a title from a tune by Thelonious Monk . As I was listening to the piece I noticed how the bass line stayed central to the melody. I began to visualize a straight alcoholic drink with nothing to chase it with. When we allow Jesus Christ to live in our hearts we do not need anything else As the result it is straight with no chaser.
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Matthew 7:13,14

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Worship III

In Matthew 24:14 the scripture says.” And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” This image of my Chinese sisters in Christ blesses me with the witness the gospel is being preached in all nations.  Hallejuah!!!! Christ is soon to return. Amen

Have you blessed someone today?

Bless You 

Ever notice the edge on people whenever you go to the store, work or in public. It’s incredible how certain moments of our day can have a snowball affect on its emotional outcome. I was looking at an image on the MSNBC site a few weeks back and there was a man whose life was ending after a series of bank robberies at the hands of authorities on a highway in Illinois. Imagine his day starting perhaps with a kind word. Chances are he bounced out of bed overcome with a certain expectation of his life, which was not being met. Decided to take this all or nothing stance to retrieve sanity from a dire situation and as a result ended up on a highway in Illinois in a body bag. What if a stranger fell into his path with a kind word? A blessing! My point is that every day we encounter people whose souls are snatched by the grips of despair, that a kind word could be a catalyst to a repentive mind and salvation. There is a piece in the bible in Psalm 129: 8. It says this “While those who go by do not say, the blessing of the Lord be upon you! We bless you in the name of the Lord!” It illustrates this point, even though we encounter others who do not offer words of encouragement or blessing doesn’t mean that we can’t bless them. Bless and encourage someone with a kind thought or gesture. There are plenty of discouraging spirits around us continually, but a kind word or blessing destroys its presence and plants seeds for hope and restoration.

May God bless everyone who reads this with good health and prosperity in these rough times.

Amen!!

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Jakes

JakesJakes comes by way of a  message he was preaching. His emotion created such a dynamic I found it fiting to capture and draw it. When that fire explodes inside your soul to bear witness to God through Jesus Christ it grabs you. Due to the current economic crisis worldwide the fire will be necessary to move souls above the heaviness thats going to be presented as a result.
Delivering the good news for the King of Kings about his kingdom. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!Romans 10:14,15

 

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Amen! Amen! Amen!

AmenWow! Take a look at the news today. Interesting how most of our activity is centered on the narcissistic activity of our existence. How do we find a balance? Where? Notice all those entities in our lives that are at the center of our narcissism are crumbling. Is this by design or purpose? I found this piece in the New Testament of the Holy Bible that tones down and even cuts out that center of narcissism. It reads; Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread And forgive us our debts. As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen (Matthew 6:9-13) there is a term there that sets this prayer (request) into the present and for eternity. Amen. Amen is the Hebrew word which means firm, hence also faithful.  This image comes by virtue of the exhilaration exhorted when you get it off your chest and give to the Lord. While creating this image that’s all I could think of and how wonderful it is to express it.

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What Beauty Rising From The Famine in the Sudan

Help Us

Help us comes by way of the devestation in the Sudan. In this image I try to present life to an otherwise tragic and reprehensible situation. What a beautiful image coming from the ashes of that country.The warm tones I use in the center of the image are representive of the beauty manifested by the human spirit as it rises back to God in full glory and celebration of His marvellous creation inspite of how tragic the circumstances are.

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