by Evangelist Joyce L. Rodgers A cake with frosting looks delicious as it sits whole on a kitchen table. Everyone wants a piece of it. But no one saw the beating it took to become a whole cake. The cake was made of bitter ingredients and whipped unmercifully, creating a smooth batter that would soon … Read More The Process of Becoming
But I know the LORD will help those they persecute; he will give justice to the poor. -Psalm 140:12 Today marks 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tuesday, April 3, I joined thousands at Mason Temple COGIC in Memphis, TN to commemorate what would be Dr. King’s final and prophetic … Read More Remembering a KING
The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? -John 4:28-29 KJV And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel … Read More It’s Time to Spring Into Action!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. -John 3:16 KJV See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! -I John 3:1 NIV The octogenarian was a master … Read More For The Love Of God!
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth, “for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard … Read More Brave New World
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for … Read More Angels We Have Heard on High
Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, thanked God for them, and broke them into pieces. He gave them to the disciples, who distributed the food to the crowd. -Matthew 15:36 ESV Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said … Read More With a Heart of Thanksgiving
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 KJV For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 … Read More Fear No Evil
Prepare for the shift. Where God is taking you will require your undivided attention. Many of you are being elevated to positions you don’t qualify to walk in, but God will teach you what to do. Some will disagree, and some will give you a hard time, but you must keep your eyes focused on … Read More Prepare for the Shift!
Fear. Doubt. Unbelief. I dare say those three factors account for much of the failure we experience in our lives. And no, I’m not speaking of “failure” from the standpoint of falling into sin or displeasing God. That’s an entirely different category and a different issue. We often fail because we don’t even try. We … Read More GO BiG or GO HOME!
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. –John 8:36 NIV You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. –Galatians 5:13-14 The old minister was winding up his sermon. “So yes, we are called to freedom,” he bellowed, “but freedom ain’t free! I know that’s bad English, but it’s … Read More Freedom Ain’t Free
Today, I decided to take a trip to the bay for a little fun in the sun. The weather is absolutely gorgeous! I could have taken my normal vehicle to get me to the bay, but I decided to ride my handy bicycle to get there. Different vehicle. Same destination. My friend, God has a beautiful … Read More Different Ride. Same Destination.
The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel. Judges 5:7 KJV Israel had fallen into sin. Again. For what seemed like the “umpteenth” time (bible scholars inform us it was anywhere from 12-15 times) God chastised His people by allowing them … Read More Rise Up!
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. John 12:32 KJV Need to advertise your product or service? Then you need to be where people are. Simply consider Facebook. Linked In. Twitter. Instagram. Snap Chat. You Tube. Anchor. Periscope. You name it, and there’s a bustling social … Read More Lift Him Up!
2 Chronicles 20:1-4, KJV 15-17 NIV Have you ever felt hemmed in by the situations of life? Held in a grip of circumstances so tight you felt you would never be let go? Everywhere you turned, you were beset by trouble with people, places and even things. You faced trouble at work from conniving coworkers … Read More Marching Into Zion
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. … Read More This Is Love
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV New – who doesn’t like “new?” New jobs, new clothes, new shoes, new cars, new houses, new restaurants, new directions for our lives – who doesn’t like new? I did a little … Read More The New Is Here!
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23 KJV And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them … Read More Are You With Me?
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. … Read More It’s Harvest Time!
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10 KJV Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the … Read More Ain’t Skeered!