Worldwide News: “RECEIVE THE POWER!”

The Bible says,  But ye shall receive power after that the HOLY GHOST is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”   (Acts 1:8)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Instead of worrying about what people think about you or where you live or what you don’t have, set your hopes on higher ground!

After CHRIST JESUS arose from the dead, He was seen for forty days and He was still preaching about the KINGDOM of GOD.  Whenever the LORD says something, we should listen.   CHRIST said, “For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the HOLY GHOST not many days hence…”   (Acts 1:5)

More importantly, CHRIST  said,  ”  …but wait for the promise [the HOLY GHOST] of the FATHER…”   (Acts 1:4)   Do you all understand what this means?  We must seek GOD’S face through much prayer.   We all know that Prophet Daniel prayed three times a day and look at the problems he went through.  I cannot even think about being thrown in a den of ferocious lions!   Can you?   What about the Hebrew Boys who were thrown into a fiery furnace? OMG!

While we are seeking GOD’S guidance, we must  “…wait on the HOLY GHOST…” because we cannot fight the dEVIL without POWER from on HIGH!   We are in a spiritual warfare!  As human beings, we cannot fight what we cannot see. Can a blind man drive a car or fly an airplane?

Come with me now to listen and watch:

              TWINKIE CLARK and the CLARK SISTERS sing and minister, 

                            “ENDOW ME!”

This performance was uploaded Live from Charlotte, NC on or about January 12, 2007. To be honest, this is another beautiful song by the Clark Sisters. In paraphrasing the words, TWINKIE CLARK says, “Endow me, LORD….Pour IT out on me JESUS…I’ve got to have the HOLY GHOST…Anoint me JESUS to do the work for you…With the power…with the power…with the power of the HOLY GHOST!” 

My message to you Christians who are struggling (as I am), “RECEIVE THE POWER!” 

Have a Blessed Day!

Worldwide News: “PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!”

The Bible says,  IF My people which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (II Chronicles 7:14)   Regardless to the problems in your life,  “PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!”

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

There are many reasons why we do not hear from Heaven. Most of the time, we get in our own way!   Although we can forget our own  mistakes,  we cannot forgive the sins others commit against us!  FOR MANY REASONS, WE NEED CHRIST JESUS!   Why?  We cannot do anything without HIM:  we cannot heal the land…we cannot  heal our own bodies…we cannot heal others…we cannot fix thangs gone wrong…we cannot do anything UNLESS the Lord GOD allows us!  No matter what you say, GOD is SOVEREIGN!  

Clearly, GOD makes a conditional promise to all believers in II Chronicles 7:14,  IF My people which are called by My name….”  That show is a big “IF!” Let’s see, how do we get in line for these promises? (1) humble ourselves;   (2) PRAY;   (3) seek GOD’S face;  and   (4) turn from doing thangs our own ways.

Maybe you don’t know how to pray and/or you may need a little guidance. Everyone of us need a little pushing now and then!   Allow me to share this next song with you and I am sure you will agree with,

                                 The REV. RICHARD (Mr. Clean) WHITE

                 as he ministers in song, “PRAY FOR ME!”

This was uploaded on or about August 19, 2010 (Great 80’s Gospel). Rev. White takes us to the altar in this beautiful song! Next, Rev. White prays over us – so close your eyes and let the Holy Spirit come into your heart, soul, and mind. Don’t worry about the tears flowing down your face because the LORD knows your every need.

Enjoy and don’t forget, “PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!” 

Have a Blessed Day!

Worldwide News: PART TWO: “Accept GOD’S Decisions!”

The Bible says,   “And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel?  Fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided ME a king among his sons. And Samuel said, How can I go?  If Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the Lord said, Take an heifer with thee and say, I am come to sacrifice to the Lord. And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do; and thou shalt anoint unto Me, him whom I name unto thee. And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.”  (I Samuel 16:1-5)   Like Samuel,  we all have questions and comments for the LORD GOD,  “How am I going to do this or that?”  We have very narrow perspectives on life;  and collectively,  the wisdom of  this World ain’t nothing compared to THE WISDOM OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD!

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

I want you to know that a voice woke me up early, early, early in the morning saying, “ACCEPT GOD’S DECISIONS!”   Now, write a Blog about it!  Many of us are going through difficult times in our lives. If you are having problems, please read this Blog!

Now lets go to the WORD of GOD!  As you know, God told Samuel to anoint a king for the Nation of Israel because they did not want God as their Supreme Ruler and they wanted to be like other nations with a man ruling over them. What a shame as their newly sworn in king failed the people!  The WORD says, “Do not put your trust in man for he will surely fail you…” and that is exactly what king Saul (the man) did.  He openly disobeyed THE ALMIGHTY GOD and he disobeyed the Man of God, Prophet Samuel. Thus, GOD rejected Saul as king!

As Christians, “How does this story relate to our lives?”   I’m glad you asked.

(1) We are afraid to make changes and to let go of the people who have been rejected by the Lord GOD. Like Prophet Samuel, we are afraid of what others may think…or say about us…or do to us…and other circumstance which may (or may not) take place. You see, Prophet Samuel freaked out telling GOD, “…Saul may kill me…” On the contrary, the prophet should have been more afraid of what GOD would do unto him!  In paraphrasing, the LORD GOD said,  I have rejected Saul so forget about him and go to Jesse’s house in Bethlehem. and do as I command.” 

(2) Wherever we go and whatever we do, we must take the Anointing with us.  Like Prophet Samuel  (who filled his horn with oil), we must fill our spiritual vessels with the HOLY GHOST!  You can’t drive a car without a license, oil, gas, and a working vehicle!  Likewise, you cannot drive a spiritual vehicle without the anointing oil and you cannot drive without being licensed by  the Holy Spirit!  As a testimonial to so many wonderful Saints (now with the LORD), I’ve heard them sing in unison, “Without GOD, I can do nothing…Without GOD, I will fail….Without GOD, I would be nothing – Like a ship without a sail…”  And so, the man of God filled his drinking vessel with oil,   “Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the midst of his brethren: and the SPIRIT of the LORD came upon David from that day forward….So Samuel rose up and went to Ramah!”   (I Samuel 16:13)   [Note: Ramah was one of the sanctuary cities for criminals and it was also one of the cities on Prophet Samuel’s circuit list. We can safely say that Prophet Samuel was nobody’s fool and I would have done the same thing to escape king Saul’s madness.]

(3) The LORD GOD will make a way out of no way!  In fact, GOD laid out a plan of action for Prophet Samuel and the only thing Samuel did was to obey: (a) ACTION: Take a heifer with you and tell the folks, “I’ve come to sacrifice.” Samuel did not have to tell a lie about his visit to Bethlehem, but he was still afraid of king Saul. (b) ACTION: Now, “sanctify Jesse and his sons” and include them in the service. Again, Prophet Samuel obeyed and he called Jesse and interviewed each of his sons. Finally, Jesse called David and the Prophet anointed the chosen one. (c) ACTION: The Man of God told the Elders to sanctify themselves. When Prophet Samuel arrived, the Elders were trembling with fear saying, “Comest thou peaceably?”   In answer, the Prophet admitted to a peaceful visit but he told them to set themselves apart for Holy uses. You see, the Lord GOD will put your enemies and/or observers in awe of you!

[Note: May I give sound advice to those who meddle with GOD’S people? It’s best for you and all the skeptics to leave the people of GOD alone!]  And to the People of GOD – walk in your calling and hold your head up high!  Don’t fear men but fear the LORD GOD who has the power over life, death, hell, and the grave! 

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: PART ONE: “Accept GOD’S Decisions!”

The Bible says,  “And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? ”   (I Samuel 16:1a)   These words “Accept GOD’S Decisions”  have a deep meaning and there is a song by Twinkie Clark and Rev. Richard White which will bless your heart.

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Pardon me! This Blog is Part One and I must prepare you for the following Blog, Part Two!

You must get ready and I’d like you to listen to a wonderful song which may deeply touch your heart!

Listen to: Twinkie Clark and Rev. Richard (Mr. Clean) White sing, and a Gospel Choir as they sing,  “ACCEPT WHAT GOD ALLOW!”

To paraphrase, the words are – “Accept what God Allow – You’re better off any way….Face the facts and You will never stray…..Turn your faith a loose…..Don’t, don’t, Don’t question God…Just accept, accept what GOD allow…”

This song has a deep, deep, deep meaning and it brought tears down my cheeks. I fell on my knees asking God to help me to do His Will.  I’m sure you will do the same. Whatever the case, please listen to this beautiful song! 

At the end of the song, there is a special treat! After the long duet between Twinkie Clark and Rev. Richard White, there is rejoicing!  As an organist, Twinkie starts playing “shouting music” and the audience goes wild ! Get ready because the Saints (young and old) are praising the Lord all over the Sanctuary! As a matter of fact, you can play this in your home and you can get up and shout for the LORD! 

[Note: I SHOUT FOR JESUS!]  And you should already know,  “The Joy of the Lord is our Strength!”   

Have a Blessed Day!

Worldwide News: “I SHALL BE MADE WHOLE!”

The Bible says,   “And a certain woman which had an issue of blood twelve long years…had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing better but rather grew worse. When she had heard of JESUS, came in the press behind, and touched HIS garment. For she said, If I may touch but HIS clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.”   (St. Mark, 5:25-29)  [Note: Substitute your name in this woman’s place as it could be any one of us suffering with sickness or pain! Everyone on this Planet is suffering with some kind of plague – perhaps money issues, children, relatives, old age, husband or wife issues, unemployment, or some other malady.]

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

This message is for you who are grieving about the many things gone wrong in your life! There is but one hope for all of us – JESUS CHRIST!

As you will note, we are not given the name of the woman in St. Mark 5:25;  but  Hollywood put a face (Shelly Winters) who played the role of this poor soul.  In real life  (I imagine),  this woman sat on a little stool in front of a small fire to keep warm and there was nobody to help her…no one to soak up the blood with rags…no one to change her bandages…and no one to look in on her. In those days, people did not associate with unclean people or touch unclean things! Even worse, there were no free clinics for the poor.

The honest truth is  ” …her condition grew worse…”  She was penniless having paid all her money to many doctors  and  she “…suffered many things of physicians…”  But, she had one goal as she was determined to reach the LORD. After twelve years, she was too thru with doctors, Medicare, and Obama care!  Most likely, each physician tried many different techniques (drugs, excercises, fasts, patches, juices, diets, and so forth) to cure this woman. As you know (in ancient times), the doctors did not have the conveniences of Modern Technology (research labs,  X-rays, medical books, medical dictionaries, medical seminars, shared information, the Internet, telephone, faxes, phones, the ability to transport patients by air, train, boat, or ambulance, and a host of other resources concerning treatments.  [Note: One thing remains a common fix and that is the doctors and hospitals will drain you of every last penny to your name.  And if you don’t pay, they will stop treatments and turn you over to a collection agency and the collection agency will come after your expensive designer shoes and handbags!] 

Whatever it is you are facing, listen and read well this Blog!  There is but one hope for all of us – JESUS CHRIST! Do not give up and don’t throw in the towel! You see, the enemy (the dEVIL) wants you to throw yourself out-of-the window – BUT DON’T LISTEN!  Instead, get right behind the woman in St. Mark 5:25. [Note:  Sorry you’ll have to get behind me because I am first in line!]  When you get to JESUS, I want you to handcuff yourself to HIS feet!   Say these Words, “I SHALL BE MADE WHOLE!”  Oh yeah!  JESUS NEVER STOPS HIS TREATMENTS AS HE IS MERCIFUL, COMPASSIONATE, AND FORGIVING!  Now believe it and you can take this to the bank! 

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: “THERE is LOVE for YOU!”

The Bible says,  “For GOD so loved the World that HE gave HIS only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life!” (John 3:16)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

You can run…you can hide…you can procrastinate…you can pretend not to understand…you can pretend not to believe, but the LORD GOD will find you!  In the end, all nations and all tribes of the Earth will stand before GOD’s throne. Every tongue will confess, JESUS IS LORD!

There is a time and season for all things which includes disasters. My Mama used to say, “Youse just keep on living!”  And, I found myself between a rock and a hard place!  Likewise, you will find yourself in tough situations. When this time comes, you will need to keep a spiritual song in your heart to keep you moving forward. Sometimes you will not be able to tell your best friend about the pain deep within your heart. Sometimes, tears will flow down your cheeks and you will not have words to describe your inner feelings.

Remember the story of David who played the harp?   GOD sent an evil spirit upon king Saul who was so vexed that he was tormented night and day! In fact, no body could stand to be around king Saul!  Soon, Jonathan (the king’s son) sought relief for his Father.  The doctors could not help and no body else could!  Finally, Jonathan heard about a little shepherd boy who was an anointed musician! As the story goes, Jonathan brought David to the palace to play and sing for king Saul. Every time David played and sang for the king Saul, the evil spirit went away. David’s music was sooooothing to the soul. You know what’s more? I’m sure the listeners inside and outside the palace were blessed!

May I share a song with you which gives me great company? It’s wonderful what music will do to an unhappy mood or spirit which takes control of one’s mind.  The title is “JESUS IS A LOVE SONG!”    The artist: Karen Clark -Sheard on her album – “finally karen”   On the front of the cover, Sister Clark is wearing a lime colored blouse – this will help to identify the album. In paraphrasing, Sister Clark says,  “I KEEP hearing this melody in my ear…I KEEP feeling HIS presence so near….music so sweet – rich and complete – like the voice of an angel – IT ministers to me……JESUS IS A LOVE SONG!”

Wow-wee! You’ve got to listen to this song – the soloist, the fabulous harmony of the background singers, and the musicians!   Yep!  “There is LOVE for YOU!”   It’s wonderful!   “JESUS IS A LOVE SONG!”   

 Have a Blessed Day!