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The End Is Near

With February being recognized as Black History Month, let's reflect back on slavery. Blacks were brought from their homelands to labor under cruel taskmasters who considered them less than a human. The I will treatments of blacks lasted over 200...

 

JESUS SAVES

2 Corinthians 5:21 | NKJV "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Oh Glory! HALLELUJAH! For JESUS SAVES!!! He took on my sins, your sins, and our sins! JESUS SAVES!!! He paid the...

 

The End is Near

Churches must unite. Being on one accord brings God's blessings down (Psalm 133:3). The blessings of souls being saved, families protected, communities united, and blessed for generations to come. Satan hates unity in the home, church, community and...

 

The End Is Near

Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: (Ephesians 6: 12) The Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis was on Don Lemon 's news report. Mr. Lemon asked Mr. Polis, (who is a man) how he was doing because of the coronavirus, and how was his husband. The...

 

The End Is Near

As Christians we must pray, meditate, study God's word, and walk in righteousness so others can see our good works. Sinners must be encouraged to follow Jesus, and repent from ungodliness and every evil way; that their souls will be saved, and their...

 

The Sun Shines Bright in the New Year

Happy New Year! We get to see the sun in another year, and it makes me so glad to have you all with me for the ride. The year 2020 was a doozy! So much happened (and did not happen), but it is now behind us. We will still face many challenges that...

 

The End is Near

In the United States there are over 17 million cases of coronavirus, over 300 thousand deaths, and there are millions more worldwide. Men have developed a vaccine to fight this plague, let's remember God gave man the knowledge to make the vaccine. Le...

 

Keys to The Kingdom

Revelation 3:7 | NKJV 7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia writes, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: Beloved rejoice and...

 

Black Elected Officials Must Develop Written Plans

If black citizens, voters, and taxpayers, wonder why Black elected officials such as Black mayors, and older persons, police jurors, school board members, State/ Federal senators and representatives, etc., deliver little, or no true, meaningful,...

 

Expectations

Years ago I saw a gorgeous hairstyle on a woman who worked in the same office building my company was housed. Each morning I saw her I would admire her hairstyle. It was cut in a long bob and she would style it in many different ways. After a few...

 

The End is Near

Churches must unite. Being on one accord brings God's blessings down (Psalm 133:3). The blessings of souls being saved, families protected, communities united, and blessed for generations to come. Satan hates unity in the home, church, community and...

 

The End Is Near

O God, thou has cast us off, thou has scattered us, thou has been displeased: O turn thyself to us again. Thou has made the earth to tremble; thou has broken it : heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh . Thou has shown the people hard things:...

 

The End Is Near

God always gives instructions for us to live by. God wants good and pleasant lives for his children among the nations. (Jeremiah 3:19). We shall call him Father and shall not turn away from him. The Father is the first pastor over his children, he...

 

The End is Near

God always gives instructions for us to live by. God wants good and pleasant lives for his children among the nations. (Jeremiah 3:19). We shall call him Father and shall not turn away from him. The Father is the first pastor over his children, he...

 

The End Is Near

The End of all things are at hand, be therefore sober and watch in prayer (1Peter 4:7). Repent sinners, Repent! and turn to God, and maintain good works in the Lord. Hold fast your faith in God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Lay aside all malice,...

 

The End Is Near

'The Pope’s Decree'-As the world witnessed the statement from Pope Francis’s mouth supporting and legalizing same sex unions. This goes against the law of God. (Leviticus 18:22) Thou shall not lie with man as with woman. Paul begs the...

 

Vote!

As a child, I remember seeing movies and documentaries about racism and the civil rights era, thinking they were horror stories. Graphic scenes depicted Blacks being hung, raped, severely beaten, tortured, and shot dead as they fought for simple...

 

The End Is Near

And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and...

 

The End is Near

In the last days: Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you, and you shall be hated of all nations for my namesake (Matthew 24:4-14) Reflecting back on time to the life of Joseph, how his brothers envied him because of his...

 

The End Is Near

"The Way, The Truth, and The Life [ St. John 14: 6] We must enter into eternity God's way. One song says, we are going anyhow, which in a sense can be true, but it must be according to scripture. The Strait Gate [ Matt. 7: 13] is narrow; tight;...

 

The End Is Near

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and All that is in them. In the sixth chapter of Genesis the wickedness of man was so great on the earth, and every imagination of the thought of his heart was only evil continually, to the...

 

The End Is Near

In the early days of America, blacks were under hard task masters. Rules were put in place to keep the black race from reaching their fullest potential. Children became adults before their time. Many worked in the fields to help the family make ends...

 

THE END IS NEAR!

Isaiah Chapter 1 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord has spoken. God has blessed America, but America and the people have rebelled against Him and His commandments. Many confess to know God with their mouth, but in their actions...

 

The End is Near

Christians are a chosen (picked out by preference) generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into marvelous light. (1 Peter 2: 9) Christians...

 

The End Is Near

To Blacks in America and others, Grace and Peace be to you. Let's speak about how we live today. First, we must recognize God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Then we must obey his commandments. Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that...

 

The End is Near

To the people of God, let no man deceive you, he that commits sin is of the devil. Whosoever abides in God does not commit sin, whoever sins has never seen him nor knows him. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin, because God's holy spirit...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Is Wearing A Mask A Bad Idea?

This is not rocket science. However, the Great Divide that this nation is experiencing over something as simple as wearing a mask when it is necessary to save a life, is tearing it apart. Furthermore, nowhere is that divide made more evident than...

 
 By Perry Thomas    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Hold Elected Officials Responsible Black Citizens

The greatest mistake, error, or flaw black citizens have when it comes to the local, state and national political arena, is that what they help elect people to office they don’t follow up with holding them responsible for providing true,...

 

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 ,...

 

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...

 

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