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Wisdom

The book of James suggests two sources of wisdom. Source one - God, this is life – giving principle based in the word of God. This is a wisdom from above (James 3:17) which eliminates hypocrisy and partiality. It overcomes conflict and seeks to...

 

The End is Near

Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful. In these last days many are following evil acts, taking advice from persons who have no knowledge of God, nor have...

 
 By Perry Thomas    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Go Vote Monroe Blacks/Poor

Political, criminal justice, and citizen participation evolution and change is occurring throughout america. On July 11, 2020, there will be a Monroe Mayor and Council election. This is a very important election that will determine mayor/council...

 

Go Vote Monroe Blacks/ Poor

Voting Time for the Monroe, LA mayor and council elections is here. Early voting will and on July 4, 2020. Election day is July 11, 2020. Go exercise your right to vote, and demonstrate the power through your votes that God has given you to make need...

 

The End Is Near

He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way. They grope in darkness without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man. ( Job 12:24-25 ) In these last...

 

The End is Near

In the last days we must listen and obey God's word. When we (fear) take heed to God's word, and obey, this is when knowledge begins. We see the evil happening around the world, the bitter hatred, killings, deaths, mental illness, famines,...

 
 By Perry Thomas    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Remove Symbols of Racism, Nation Wide

America’s past and present is one of oppression, aggression, disease, darkness and death. America’s legacy speaks to the massacre and exploitation of native Americans, the confiscation of their lands, heritage, culture and identity. America’s...

 

The End Is Near

All things come of thee and of thine own have we given thee (1 Chronicles 29: 14) God has blessed the United States as well as other nations with great material wealth. However, they have forgotten that it is God that gave the power to get the...

 
 By Perry Thomas    Opinion    June 11, 2020

Black Justice in America Demands Sacrifice

From Black slave rebellions to Nat Turner’s revenge, to the civil marches in protest of the 1920s, 30s, 60s, and in the recent 2000s, Black people in America have put their lives and freedoms on the line to combat, and bring attention to the...

 

The End is Near

In Matthew 5:48, Jesus told all men to be perfect even as his father in heaven is perfect. Jesus expects men to keep God's commandments, all the time for their own sake. During the coronavirus pandemic many yards have Psalm 91 signs in them. Psalm...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Opinion    June 4, 2020

What Happens Now?

The United States as a nation, keeps ignoring defining moments in its young history as a sovereign nation to live up to the words recorded in its Constitution. Defining moments do not come as often as we like them. When they come, they are to be...

 
 By Perry Thomas    Opinion    June 4, 2020

God Calls for Resistance Against America's Evil

God has made a spiritual call to his children of all races, ages, colors, sexes, social, cultural, educational professional, religious, economic, sexual orientations, political non-religious, ethnic, national origins, disabilities, and persuasions,...

 

The End Is Near

But the End of all things are at hand; be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer. (Peter 4:7) In these last days God has provided multiple opportunities for man to repent of their sins, and keep covenant relationship with him, but man has...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Opinion    May 21, 2020

More of Nation Reopens to Uncertainty

There are two “viruses” currently running all over the United States. One is COVID-19, a virus that is rapidly approaching 100,000 deaths in just under three months. Imagine how the nation would react if 100,000 soldiers were killed in that...

 

THE END IS NEAR!

Because of this nation’s perverted laws, evil andwicked men are in authority. They are the devil’s disciples doinghis work by threating to lock-up our people, many without cause. Now, thequestion is asked, who shall deliver us from the bondage of...

 

Advancing the Kingdom

Isaiah 60:20 NKJV Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; For the Lord will be your everlasting light, And the days of your mourning shall be ended. Beloved your days of mourning and darkness are now over. For the...

 

The Beatitudes of Jesus

The beatitudes of Jesus are the keys to the kingdom of God. They represent promises of God to those who have genuine faith in Him. This faith includes trust in God and submission to His will. The Sermon on the Mount (Matthews chapters 5-7) often...

 
 By Perry Thomas    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Let's Give God A Hand, and Standing Ovation

We/mankind give God thanks and praise in many forms and ceremonies, customs, traditions, norms, folkways, beliefs and rituals, so, it should be appropriate to give God a generous hand of applause, and a lengthy standing ovation. Why? God is good...

 

The End Is Near

These are the beginning of sorrows. ( Matt . 24: 4- 8 ) They shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name sake. And many shall be offended, and shall betray one another ( Matt . 24 : 9 ,... Full story

 

I'll Never Forget that Blue Swimsuit

I have so much love and admiration for my mom. The older I get, the more I see our similarities, and it makes me grateful that I have her to call mom. I, too, sometimes chuckle reminiscing on scenarios and things that shaped our unique...

 
 By Perry Thomas    Opinion    May 7, 2020

Coronavirus Genocide

The current American government is system waging economic, healthcare, judicial/ criminal justice, educational, voting, and Coronavirus related warfare against poor, Black, Hispanic, elderly, disabled, children, immigrants, veterans, homeless,...

 

Fear of the Lord

Fear maybe defined as pain about the future. It is the common form of mental stress. Fear can become a problem as well as a solution. We have healthy fear which hold us back from experiencing many of the good things God has for us (Cloud and...

 

Keep Waiting Just A Little While Longer!

1 Peter 5:10 | NKJV But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. Beloved those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength!!!...

 

The End Is Near!

The beginning of the end begins with woe is me! Woe! Woe! Such agonizing troubles God has to induce coma like symptoms for us to endure. Before one thing passes, three or four others are upon us.These are times that try men souls, Covid 19 takes...

 

AMERICA UNDER "SIEGE"

All we hear is “we’re in a war,” some forseen enemy, someone we can prepare for or against. But if what we’re experiencing is orchestrated by God, then it’s not a war, but a “siege”. Trying to come up with a strategy or a way out is...

 

Who Do You Mimic?

Lately, I’ve observed mannerisms and attitudes from both my parents that mimic the same as their parents. I’ve noticed that my dad can fall asleep on the couch seconds after he’s sat down and how he scratches the top of his head the same as my...

 

The Uniqueness of Man

Man has a choice of being godly or ungodly (those who do not know God). Man also has a choice of being unrighteous (those who know God but do not obey God). These two types of man experience the wrath of God. Why is a man a man? The answer to this qu...

 
 By Perry Thomas    Opinion    April 30, 2020

Only True Political Representation Approved by God

God is the truth and the light. One can only serve God in spirit and truth. Both incumbent, and first-time candidates running in Monroe, Louisiana mayor/council elections, and other local, state and national elections, are reminded that true...

 

Valuable Resources

There are many resources in the world that can enhance our lives. Resources are granted to those who have access to information. Information is shared through educational opportunities, involvement in social and civic programs, and networks. In addit...

 

The End Is Near!

The first of all commandments (found at Mark 12:29-31) is The Lord, our God, is the one Lord, and we should love him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. The second is like unto it saying, You should love your neighbor as you love yourself....

 

The End Is Near

"The Prophet Mourns “(Jeremiah 9) Oh, that I had in the wilderness a hiding place of wayfaring men, that I might leave my people, and go from them! For they all be adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. Men have corrupted the ways of God,...

 

Priceless

1 Corinthians 6:20 | NKJV For you were bought at a price; therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. Beloved you are bought and “paid in full” by the Blood of Jesus!!! You are the temple of God and the Holy Spirit...

 

The End Is Near

We must weep with those who weep. Many are mourning the passing of their loved ones as well as those stricken by the virus. Those in Christ Jesus must continue to do good works, help one another, remember the elderly, and those in need. Let's...

 

Jesus Saves

Daniel 3:25 | NKJV “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” No matter what trial you find yourself in JESUS SAVES!!! You may be...

 

Stay-at-Home Orders …a Blessing!

We are living in very interesting times. COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) has disrupted the entire globe, forcing us to take many precautions as we continue to live our lives. New restrictions around how we live and interact with one another can be summed...

 

The End Is Near

Families are rising up against each other, Mother's against Daughters, Fathers against their sons. There are earthquakes in different places, food is in short supply in many countries, diseases are running rampant in many countries, ( there is no ant...

 

The End is Near

During the time Joseph, Jacob's 11th son, that ruled in Egypt during the worldwide famine, money failed because there was nothing of value to buy during the seven years of famine. God blessed Joseph and his family because they were his chosen ones,...

 

The End Is Near

God has given man stern warnings against insensitive and corrupt rulers that hate good and love evil. The political leaders and religious leaders are rebellious against God 's commands. God is bringing judgement on the land, and the world. Because...

 

Fully Persuaded

Romans 4:21 | NIV being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Beloved there is nothing too hard for God. He can do exceedingly, and abundantly Above what you may ask or think. Think about your current situation. Think about...

 

The End is Near

The day and hour of the end of time no man knows, not even the angels in heaven. As in Noah's time, people were marrying, eating and drinking, then God said, "The End of All Flesh” is come before me; for the Earth is filled with violence through...

 

Jesus Is Lord

Philippians 2:10-11 | NKJV that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father....

 

Future Dreamers

I remember watching tv shows like the Jetsons and thinking a lot of the technologies they had would be nice but never actually saw them really happening. The Jetsons were based in a 2060 futuristic era, and we are now in 2020. Our reality is that we...

 

The End Is Near

As in the days of Pharaoh the King of Egypt, when judgement came on them for their idolatry and lack of knowledge of him. Plagues were inflicted on Egypt because of their sins against God. Today men are disobeying God and his order for their lives....

 

7 Principles to Find Peace

I believe while we are on this earth that we should strive to have peace in our lives. Peace comes from many different things, but peace mainly comes from being a whole complete person. When we are whole, we are well and possess a balance of...

 

The Mind of Christ

Philippians 2:5-7 NKJV Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in...

 

12 Things Blacks Must Do For Themselves- Part 2

In the early 1900s, African-American author, educator, and activist Nannie Helen Burroughs published “12 Things The Negro Must Do For Himself”, which was a comprehensive list of important values and ideologies deemed necessary for Blacks to...

 

AMEN!

2 Corinthians 1:20 | NKJVFor all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Yes, Beloved ALL the promises of God are available to you through Christ Jesus. You can do ALL things thru Christ who strengthens...

 

12 Things The Negro Must Do For Himself - Part 1

In the early 1900s, African-American author, educator, and activist Nannie Helen Burroughs published “12 Things The Negro Must Do For Himself”, which was a comprehensive list of important values and ideologies deemed necessary for Blacks to...

 

The End Is Near!

Everything God Created he said was good (Gen 1: 31) Adam broke God’s law and tried to hide. Adam was placed in a beautiful garden that was peaceful, and free of evil. Adams disobedience opened the door for satan and his disciples, evil has been...

 

Restoration

Joel 2:25 | NKJV 25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. Get ready! Get Ready!! Get Ready!!! For the Lord...

 

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