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Eyes of the Lord - Apr 20, 2012 - 7:08:19 AM

2Chron.16:
9.   For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
 
This is yet another interesting time / season in the history of the Bahamas; it’s the Political Season. This season, combined with the existent Religious way of life / mind-set presents a classic case of a people who have mastered the art of leaning to their own understanding.   I can remember quite vividly during weeks / days heading into the 2007, General Election where Religious Leaders were all prophesying to the then Prime Minister, The Right Honorable Perry G. Christie of how God has said that he (Mr. Christie) and the P.L.P. was going to win the general election...
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He remains Faithful - Mar 31, 2012 - 6:32:03 PM

NLT:2Tim.2: 13.  If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself.
 
KJV:2Tim.2: 13.  If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
 
This word FAITHFUL in the Greek is: Pistos, Pis-tos'; which has several means such as (1) trustworthy, (2) sure, and (3) true.
 
The he that’s spoken of in the above passages of scriptures is the One True God (Yahweh), The God of Israel, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; He is forever faithful, trustworthy, sure and true...
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It gives Him pleasure - Mar 28, 2012 - 11:53:32 PM

Psa.35:27b.  Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

 
This word Prosperity in the Hebrew is: Shalowm, Shaw-lome'; or  Shalom, Shaw-lome'; which  has several meanings such as (1) safe, (2) well, (3) happy, (4) friendly, (5) welfare, (6) good health, (7) peace, (8) favor, (9) rest, (10) salute, welfare,
 
Hear me saints of God!

The enemy / Satan knows quite well that God hath pleasure in the prosperity...
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Ichabod - Mar 15, 2012 - 12:35:33 PM

This word Ichabod in the Hebrew is:
'Iy-kabowd, ee-kaw-bode' which means; there is no glory, the glory of God is departed, i.e. inglorious.
 
1Sam.4: 21.   And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband.
 
The question that’s often being asked concerning the church is “Where is the power of today’s church; in relation to the power with church in the book of Acts operated?”  As we proceed let’s not be ignorant of this fact (many churches in The New Testament church had just as much problems or even more; Rev.2:1 – 3:22) needless to say with the freedom that we have today to preach / teach the gospel...
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The Good Fight - Mar 7, 2012 - 11:04:12 PM

1Tim.6: 12.   Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
 
This word FIGHT in the Greek is: Agonizomai, ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee; which has several meanings such: (1) to struggle, (2) to compete for a prize, (3) to contend with an adversary, (4) to endeavor to accomplish something, (5) to labor & (6) to fervently, strive.
 
We’re living in a day and time where many Religious Christians within the church (The Household of Faith), based upon their actions when pressed by some of life’s challenges and their spoken words, it clearly reveals that they’re living
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The Love of Money - Feb 24, 2012 - 11:29:29 PM

1Tim.6: 10.  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

: 11.  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
 
The enemy / Satan, has and is yet using the incomplete, twisted prosperity gospel to render the witness of the church powerless in today’s society; as many of today’s prominent church leaders and the upcoming young church leaders who are seeking prominence are all given to this incomplete, twisted prosperity gospel...
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A Wise Woman / Wife - Feb 19, 2012 - 12:12:21 PM

NLT: Prov. 14:1.  A wise woman builds her house; a foolish woman tears hers down with her own hands.
 
There are some very simple, but yet powerful dynamics that we’re overlooking in the body of Christ / Messiah as it relates to the stability of the home. Whether this oversight is intentional or not; I don’t know but the negative results of the oversight will make a serious impact upon the lives of those that dwell in such homes.

The enemy / Satan, knows that the chief influencer in every home is the woman no matter boastful or strong the man might be.  Despite the size and strength of a man and the level of anointing with which he walks / operates in; the woman...
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I Love You! - Feb 9, 2012 - 1:28:01 PM

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day the giving of flowers, chocolates, cards and dining out are all good expressions of saying “I love you” but outside of the traditional / annual Valentine’s Day expressions how does your daily actions show what you’re now saying?

When the finances are out of whack; all the bills are overdue, creditors are consistently calling and other issues arises do you say “Baby, I love you we’re gonna be alright”  Can I tell you that it’s during challenging times that true love is mostly tested and tried?  Have you ever heard the saying...
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The Dust Settles - Feb 3, 2012 - 11:44:55 AM

All that you’re going through (The ups & downs, the setbacks, the disappointments and in some cases the failures) use them to your advantage as you move forward to your God ordained place / assignment in life. When the dust settles as a result of your faithfulness and confidence in the One True God (Father Yahweh) all of your tears, pains and sorrows will turn to joy, gladness and thanksgiving unto the God of your salvation.

KJV : Heb.10: 35.   Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.

NLT : Heb.10: 35.   Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord...
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In-spite of... - Jan 30, 2012 - 1:15:12 PM

In-spite of what you’re going through!   The set-backs, financial challenges, health issues, marital problems, death in the family, home foreclosure, lost of a job, etc; it’s imperative that you remain  faithful to God and that which He’s called you to. ( 1Corinth.4:
2.   Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful).    
 
No matter what position one may hold in this life, financially stable or not, academically inclined or not, nationality or geographical location we all will have challenges; sometimes more than we care to talk about or can explain. Have you ever found yourself asking such questions: “Lord, how much longer? Or, when is it my turn?” Well, maybe not you; and if that’s so...
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When the Church had power - Jan 24, 2012 - 7:14:05 PM

There was a time in the church when the saints really worshiped the Lord in spirit and in truth; they sang songs about the blood of Jesus (Yahshua Messiah), about the cross of Calvary and about His name. Wow, what a time!
In those days when songs like “Amazing Grace, The Old Rugged Cross, Blessed Assurance, I Surrender All, and There is Power, power, wonder working power in the blood of the lamb, etc, etc were sang” the Preachers had very little work to do in the pulpit as the atmosphere had already been made conducive via the Holy Spirit, for the word of God to go forth with power and authority. 

Whether you believe it or not, in those days folks got delivered from unclean / ungodly spirits that held them hostage and they were healed from various forms of sickness and disease; but then again that was back...
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The Righteous Forsaken - Jan 18, 2012 - 1:19:58 PM

KJV:
Psa.37: 25.  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
 
The King James Version of the above passage of scripture is one of the most quoted among today’s religious church folks; below is the New Living Translation of the same passage of scripture verse is as follows.

NLT: Psa.37: 25.  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the [uncompromisingly] righteous forsaken, or his seed begging bread.
 
A key word in the NLT version of Psa.37:25, is “UNCOMPROMISINGLY”.  As believers we can’t live compromising lifestyles and deceive ourselves by thinking / believing that we’re righteous from the word of God perspective...
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An Ought - Jan 10, 2012 - 7:18:12 PM

As we celebrate the New Year 2012, I take this opportunity to say “Thank you, for your faithful support in reading and responding to these articles; whether positively or negatively, I do thank you”. With that being said, let’s get started and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit via this article

2012, is going to a very interesting year for the body of Christ / Messiah as the Holy Spirit shows Himself in ways that will literally dumbfound the naysayers, and the erroneous preconceived ideas of the religious mind-set.  There will be major shake ups and forceful removal within church leadership worldwide; due to shameful exposure of deceit and trickery by prominent religious ...

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A New Year - A New Start! - Dec 29, 2011 - 10:10:03 PM

Isa.43:
19.   Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
 
Was 2011, and the year before 2010, years where you’ve gotten prophetic words that God was about to move mightily in your life / on your behalf?   Chances are there might have been a rhyming, religious cliché attached to the prophetic word and interestingly enough, you weren’t the only person in the church service or financial conference, etc; who received such prophetic words also.

Please know that there are some dynamics that one must take into
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The tradition of Christmas - Dec 24, 2011 - 4:25:20 PM

The word Christmas itself and the erroneous religious teachings thereof has painted such an indelible picture in the minds and hearts of many that claims to know and worship God (Yahweh).   The danger with today’s Christmas teaching is that despite the fact; the bible / the word of God doesn’t support such teachings; religious leaders both far and wide takes great delight in preaching / teaching their Christmas messages.
 
Most church-folks / religious-minded folks really don’t care about knowing the truth, especially when such truth is going to disrupt and expose their religious / traditional beliefs which they hold dearly to their hearts. In fact, many will diligently search the scriptures to argue, defend and to justify their religious tradition...
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Gods’ Favor, even in Lo-debar - Dec 7, 2011 - 12:12:30 PM

2Sam.9:
5. Then King David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
 
How wonderful it is was for Mephibosheth to find favor with King David; this favor was the result of the covenant King David established beforehand with Mephibosheth’s father (Jonathan).

After the death of his grandfather (King Saul) and his father Jonathan, Mephibosheth’s life drastically changed...
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A Reprobate Mind - Nov 25, 2011 - 8:58:27 AM

We’re living in a day and time whereby man has gone to great extent to justify their sinful, wicked lifestyle.   I’m of the firm belief that “The hardest spirit to drive / cast out, is the spirit that’s been invited in”
 
This homosexual / lesbian spirit that’s boldly manifesting itself here in the Bahamas is no stranger to our shores; this is an ancient spirit that’s been kept secret / in the closet for generations. It’s just that throughout the generations our leaders (Political, Religious, Parental, Civic, etc;) took the position of compromise rather than to boldly standing upon the word of God and confronting / casting out this wicked spirit.
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Blind Authorities - Nov 21, 2011 - 11:45:11 AM

Prov.29:
18. Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
 
Please note:   The above passage of scripture doesn’t say “Where there is no vision, the LEADERS perish.
 
While we as a nation spend countless hours, days, weeks, months and years arguing about political and religious differences the facts / truth still remains; our people are perishing.

Here’s where the rubber meets the road!   Our leaders...
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It’s not the devil - Nov 7, 2011 - 3:47:13 PM

One of the greatest advantages that Satan has on today’s believers / church is that of IGNORANCE; despite the fact that the church’s most quoted scripture is (Hosea.4: 6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge),
The root of this ignorance runs so deep within the church in that when God begins to reveal his truth; the religious minded-church folks would refute and systematically fight against it. No matter whether I’m in the Bahamas or throughout the U.S.A. the carnal perception of (John.10:10) remains the same. Whether it’s in a church setting or at a family picnic where spiritual concerns / matters are being discussed one can often be heard saying “The bible say that the devil / Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy...
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God’s economic plan! - Oct 28, 2011 - 5:12:12 PM

There are two economic plans in the church world!

# 1: God’s economic plan for his church benefits the multitude of them that believe, and are of one heart and one soul. 
# 2: The Religious economic plan is to construct huge buildings / buy property and to ensure that religious leader / Mand-of-God has no financial / material lack.
 
The twisted, religious economic plan is so vast, it can be spoken of for an unlimited period of time; whereas God’s economic plan is straight forward, its only requirement is faithful obedience.

Let’s look at, and talk about plan # 2: This sickness / disease that are in the religious economic plan can be liken to that of gangrene; if it’s not properly addressed, dealt with and cut-out; it has the potential of affecting and destroying an entire body of believers.  This sickness / disease is called “The Love of Money / Greed...

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