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Kwesi Wayne F. Kimber & Karen Murphy-Kimber
Friday, March 24, 2006
Stockpiling Soul Foods And Food For The Soul
By Kwesi Wayne F. Kimber
(CHRISTIAN HEALING MINISTRY)
LISTEN To Audio Clip of the song, "I'M GOING AWAY" by Walter Hawkins & Family. Minimize the skin and play along as you read.
The A H5N1 avian influenza is spreading across the globe in the intestines of migratory birds who come in contact with various species of birds, some mammals, sickening 228 and killing 124 humans. (Updated - 5/24/06) Bird flu has the potential to become a pandemic (a widespread outbreak of disease that occurs when a novel or new virus appears that people have not been exposed to before.)
H5N1 virus was identified for the first time as being directly transmissible from birds to humans - - without the need of an intermediate host (e.g. pig, swine). H5N1 infected in 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
For a pandemic to occur: three conditions must exist: a new influenza virus emerges, that emerging new influenza virus must make humans sick, and the emerging new influenza virus must be easily spread from person to person.
The impact of a pandemic depends on: A) transmission potential - the mechanism through which a virus is spread from person to person, B) virulence - the ability to cause disease and overcome the body's defense mechanisms, and C) the effectiveness of response to the outbreak.
Other factors that will make a pandemic severe is that: urbanized populations allow spread to occur more easily, global travel allows the virus to spread more rapidly, and large elderly populations with chronic medical conditions are at risk for more complicated illness deaths.
SOCIAL IMPACT - School closing, quarantine, isolation, transportation, utilities, public safety, infrastructure, health care workers overexposed/burn-out, high absenteeism, vaccines not available for everyone.
ECONOMIC IMPACT - Burden health care system because hospitalizations and outpatient visits will soar, emergency department exams will soar, shortages of medical supplies, shortages of hospital beds, antivirals ineffective or in short supply, high absenteeism disrupt all business sectors.
POLITICAL IMPACT - Governments may not have the funds to purchase antivirals and vaccines. Lack of effective response will promote further spread.
There were three pandemics in the last century in 1918, 1957, and 1968. The mother of all pandemics the Spanish Flu, occurred between 1918-1919 and caused 500,000 deaths in the U.S. and between 40 and 50 million deaths worldwide. The 1957-1958 Asian Flu pandemic caused at least 70,000 U.S. deaths and 1-2 million worldwide. And the 1968-1969 Hong Kong Flu pandemic caused at least 34,000 U.S. deaths and 700,000 worldwide. But that was then, and this is now. Speaking of now - - now there are some 36,000 deaths during the average seasonal flu year in the U.S.
Experts say that the Spanish Flu caused more deaths than, the Black Plague, both World Wars, Korean War, Vietnam War, and AIDS put together.
Epidemiologist and scientist say that the current A H5N1 Avian Influenza more commonly known as the Bird Flu, genetically looks like and acts like the Spanish Flu. The world is on pandemic alert because of the emergence of this new virus strain that humans have no exposure to or immunity against.
A pandemic may come and go in waves, each of which can last for weeks at a time, which is why officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization all recommend that nations prepare for the possibility that this new virus if it continues both its global spread, maintain changeability, and begins to easily spread among humans.
Doctor John Agwunobi, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services said during a March 15, 2006, Wisconsin Preparedness Readiness Summit that, "...we will have 18 months to continue business as best we can during a pandemic."
In other words, during a worse case scenario bird flu will infect, sicken and kill some, while others might practice what is known as "social distancing" and avoid leaving their homes to go to work, school or conduct business as usual, for fear of becoming infected. Schools, day cares, universities, workplaces, and mass gatherings like church, will be cancelled for fear of further spreading the bird flu. Mandatory quarantines, isolation and travel restrictions might be issued. Governor's and other municipal officials may declare states-of-emergency and the President of the United States himself may declare martial law. This is a first wave of bird flu.
During a second wave, some of those individuals who were not infected during the first wave, will become sicken, and or died, while at the same time those who were infected during the first wave will be or are recovered enough to pick up with their lives.
Finally, those who were sickened, but survived during the second wave, will join first wave recoverees and transition back into their regularly scheduled lives. At this time recoverees and those who have never been infected will the virus, will be praying, hoping and crossing their fingers for the virus to burn itself out - - or that enough vaccine is manufactured to protect their population.
During a pandemic life as we are accustomed can radically change. Hospitals will be bursting with sick and dying patients. Makeshift care units will be setup throughout communities. And medical professionals at all levels will daily risk their lives as they provide critical care. Antiviral drugs which are used to lessen the severity and duration of the seasonal flu are in short supply and the manufacturing of a vaccine specifically for the bird flu will take an (estimated six months) to produce in limited quantities for priority groups and an (estimated twelve months) to supply the general population.
The difference between antivirals and vaccines is: vaccines provide immunity against a specific strain and subtype of a flu virus, while antivirals prevent the virus from replicating and spreading throughout the body.
The rule of thumb where flu is concerned is, the road less traveled at best. Stay Home! Avoid Travel! And if you must go out in public than take precautions like wearing N95 masks or respirators to prevent breathing in viruses. Frequent hand washing or the use of alcohol based hand sanitizers when soap and waters is unavailable, will kill viruses that may be picked up from contaminated surfaces where viruses can live for days.
People will be absent from jobs that provide goods and services we are accustomed to having. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in its PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PLANNING: A Guide for Individuals and Families says, "Social Disruption May Be Widespread" and suggests planning for: A) the possibility that usual services may be disrupted. These could include services provided by hospitals and other health care facilities, banks, stores, restaurants, government offices, and post offices; B) prepare backup plans in case public gatherings, such as volunteer meetings and worship services are canceled; and C) consider how to care for people with special needs.
Soul foods are most often perishable, that come from gardens and are freshly butchered. Despite this, soul food cooks/chefs can still enjoy preparing and eating the dishes they so love in advance - - the same way that our great and grand parents did generations ago.
Take a traditional Holiday fest menu consisting of: Ham/Turkey, corn bread dressing, candied yams, macaroni and cheese, greens in smoked meat, potato salad, rice, cranberry sauce, pound cake/7Up cake/coconut cake, and banana pudding/peach cobbler. In order to enjoy these delicacies during times when foods are scarce or travel is restricted one must stock, store, freeze, smoke, cure, or can soul food in advance.
HAM/TURKEY: can stay frozen, smoked, or cured for months.
CORN BREAD DRESSING: bags of (self rising) corn meal can be stored in plastic containers, containers of baking powder, cans of cream of chicken soup, chicken soup broth, containers of sages, containers of seasoning salt, canned chicken, cut and freeze bags of bellpeppers and onions (mixed), are needed for this recipe.
CANDIED YAMS: canned sweet potatoes, bags of sugar can be stored in plastic containers, containers of cinnamon, containers of nutmeg, containers of butter and margarine can be frozen for months at a time, jars of marshmallow fluff last for a while as well, are needed for this recipe.
MACARONI AND CHEESE: macaroni can be stored for a long time, Velveeta brand, Cheddar, Colby, and other assorted cheeses can be frozen, containers of salt and pepper, cans of evaporated milk, eggs can be frozen by putting two to four at a time in freezer bags and frozen, containers of Parmesan cheese have a long shelf-life, are needed for this recipe.
GREENS AND SMOKED MEAT: all greens can be cleaned, blanched and frozen. Smoked, cured or frozen turkey/pork last a long time, seasoning salt, pepper, and other spices, are needed for this recipe.
POTATO SALAD: dehydrated mash potatoes/sliced potatoes/hash browns has a long shelf life if stored in containers, onions/bellpeppers can be cut and frozen, salad dressing stays good (unopened and away from heat), sugar, jars of mustard, salt, pepper, and other spices are needed for this recipe.
RICE: can be stored in their bags/sacks in containers for very long periods of time.
CRANBERRY SAUCE: stock and store cans.
POUND CAKE/7UP CAKE/COCONUT CAKE: Boxed cake mix have a limited shelf-life, but bags or boxes of flour, cans of baking powder, salt, bags of sugar, bottles of vanilla or extracts, spices, baking soda, vinegar, canned coconut, butter and margarine freezes for sometime, frosting from scratch require stocking powdered sugar, karo syrup, and brown sugar, are needed for these deserts
BANANA PUDDING/PEACH COBBLER: Dehydrated bananas, eagles brand sweetened condensed milk, cans of evaporated milk, boxes of vanilla/banana pudding mixes, bottles of vanilla extract, margerine or butter that you freeze, frozen eggs, vanilla wafer cookies are needed for this desert. While canned peaches can be stored for some time, spices, flour, baking powder, sugar, margarine or butter that you freeze is needed for these deserts.
The bottom-line is to stock up on and store the foods that your family is most likely to eat and enjoy. The Red Cross, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, all have emergency food lists on their websites - - I find that these lists do not include soul foods.
For more than 60 years, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have been commanded to store a years supply of food and other essentials in order to remain self-reliant and independent. The following list is of basic foods for family store-houses. A Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's food storage calculator can be found at: http://lds.about.com/library/bl/fag/blcalculator.htm
Latter Day Saints
SUGGESTED AMOUNTS OF BASIC FOODS FOR HOME STORAGE
(Family of Four Per Adults for one year)
GRAINS: Wheat 600lbs., Flour 100lbs., Corn Meal 100lbs., Oats 100lbs., Rice 200lbs., Pasta 100lbs., 1,200lbs.
SUGARS: Honey 12lbs., Sugar 150lbs., Brown Sugar12lbs., Molasses 4lbs., Corn Syrup 12lbs., Jams 12lbs., FruitDrink Powdered 24lbs., Flavored Gelatin 4lbs., 240lbs.
LEGUMES: Beans (dry) 120lbs., Lima Beans 20lbs., Soy Beans 40lbs., Split Peas 20lbs., Lentils 20lbs., Dry Soup Mix 20lbs., 240lbs.
FATS AND OILS: Shortening 16lbs., Vegetable Oil 8 gallons, Mayonnaise 8 gallons, Salad Dressing 4 quarts, Peanutbutter 16 lbs., 100 lbs.
MILK/DIARY: Dry Milk 240lbs., Evaporated Milk 48 cans, Other 52lbs., 300 lbs.
COOKING ESSENTIALS: Baking Powder 4lbs., Baking Soda 4lbs., Yeast 2 lbs., Salt 20lbs., Vinegar 2 gallons
WATER: Water 56 gallons, Bleach 4 gallons
Soul food cooks and lovers will have to stock emergency foods according to their acquired tastes BUT STOCK AND STORE BASIC FOODS FIRST, and you will still be able to enjoy dishes like: fried cabbage and bacon, greens, beans and rice, gumbo, stews, hoppin' john and blackeyed peas, corn bread dressing, yams, fried chicken, b-b-q- chicken, smothered perceives, ribs, chitterlings and hog maws, fried fish, cole slaw, biscuits, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, short ribs, chicken n' dumplings, steamed cabbage, neck bones, smothered potatoes, salmon crochets, turkey and noodles,hot water corn bread, smothered chicken, spaghetti, tuna casserole, chicken and dumplings, crab cakes, bread pudding, banana pudding, egg custer, tea cakes, lemon meringue pie, peach cobbler, fried green tomatoes, molasses pudding, red velvet cake, coconut cake, fried ies, peanutbutter cookies, coconut egg custard pie, rice pudding, sweet tea, cornish hen and wild rice, pecan pies, tripe, hog head cheese, ox tail soup, b-b-q coon, beef tongue, pig feet, etc.
The only way to get through such a time as a pandemic or any emergency situation, is to prepare to prevent your quality of life from going from a ten to a zero.
MAKE UP your minds that no matter what comes or may - - you and yours are going to fare well!
GET UP to snuff on the subject of emergency preparedness!
PICK UP your pace as the time is now, rather than later or during any emergency to prepare!
SAVE UP your money and set it aside for emergencies!
STOCK UP on both BASIC & SOUL FOODS for any emergency!
STORE UP SPIRITUAL SOUL FOOD as well for any emergency!
Responsible resourceful parents and caregivers will make sure that their families will survive, no matter what comes or may, which is why you must plan for the worst while hoping for the best. The likelihood that some catastrophe will occur is inevitable - - we can not see what lies around the corner. Material planning and spiritual planning must take place in every home. "As for me and my household, we will serve The LORD."
Biblical Scriptures About What Is To Come...
"And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
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 there was given unto to him a great sword.
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beast say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
And I looked, and behold a palehorse: and his name that sat on him was Death and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beast of the earth." Reveations 6:1-8
"I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.
And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;
Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. Leviticus 26:22-25
Wild migatory birds are the carriers of the avian influenza virus, which is released into the atmosphere in their fecal matter. According to John M. Barry, author of The Great Influenza, " ...a virus has only one function: to replicate itself. But unlike other life forms (if a virus is considered a life form), a virus does not even do that itself. It invades cells that have energy and then, like some alien puppet master, it subverts them, takes them over, forces them to make thousands, and in some cases hundreds of thousands, of new viruses."
Influenza viruses are easily transmitted from person to person, have short incubation periods (usually 2 - 4 days), can be transmitted even though a person do not have symptoms, the symptoms of influenza is to wide spread that often it goes undiagnosed, and deaths often occur in (e.g. very young children, people with low immune systems, and elderly people with chronic diseases or ailments).
Influenza viruses infiltrate the human body and once inside attach themself to respiratory cells. The body's immune system(antibodies) detects invaders and begin to wage war. Warring with viruses is guerilla warfare because they try to fool the body's immune system by not only attaching to respiratory cells, but hiding inside them - - making themselves undetectable to the antibodies. Antibody soldiers converge on the scene to eliminate the enemy. Good news - yes!
Since church services may be cancelled and travel restrictions instituted to slow down the airborne spread of bird flu (should it become a pandemic), millions of worshippers will find themselves unable to assemble or gather. Make preparations now. As long as electric power and the information super highway is up and running their are alternatives like live webcasting of religious services, internet radio cast of religious music and content, and archives of sermons and religious matter. SBC Yahoo provides "SBC Y Music Launch Cast Plus and Launch Cast Radio" for subscribers. What these launches do, is allow the subscriber to download genres like classic gospel and Christian gospel, for example; so that you can compile them into a list to be played whenever you like. Here are some samples of religious webcast sites from diverse denominations that can be found on the internet:
http://www.sermonaudio.com/webcast.asp FAITH FREE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH has a library of over 84,400 sermons by Bible, Topic, Speakers, Date, Recommended Picks of Sermons & News, Featured Broadcasters. An online Bible Search. An online Hym Search. And Web Radio Stations.
http://www.ucg.org/multimedia/webcast.htm UNITED CHURCH OF GOD has ten U.S. cities congrgations plus Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Monterrey, Mexico; and Santiago, Chile. And Sermon Transcripts. A Good News Online Radio. And both Audio and Visual Sermons.
http://www.peachtree.org/web/webcast.aspx PEACHTREE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Atlanta, GA) has a live webcst on Sundays at 8:45AM & 10:00AM
http://oceanhillschurch.com/pages/webcast_selection.html OCEAN HILLS CHURCH has live webcasts on Sundays at 9:00AM &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; 11:ooAM; Wednesdays at 7:00PM; Saturday at 6:00PM Pacific Standard Time
http://www.therivers.dechurchny.org/ RIVERSIDE CHURCH NEW YORK CITY has live webcasts on Sundays at 8:15Am & 10:45AM; Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00PM; Wednesday at 7:00PM
http://www.smbc.org/live/ SOUTH MAIN BAPTIST CHURCH (Houston, TX) has a live webcast on Sunday at 10:50AM
http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/resources/article.php?id=457 TRINITY CHURCH ST. PAUL CHAPEL has live webcasts (see on site schedule)
http://www.brownsvillechurch.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=115&Itemid=119 BROWNSVILLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD (Pensacola, Florida) has live webcasts (see on site schedule)
http://www.fcchurch.com/templates FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH (Columbus, OH) has live webcasts (see on site schedule)
http://www.mfctoday.org/ MARANTHA FELLOWSHIP CHURCH has live webcasts on Sundays 10:30AM & 6:30PM Eastern Standard Time
http://www.jhm.org/cornerstonelive.asp JOHN HAGEE MINISTRIES has live webcasts on Sundays at 8:30AM, 11:00AM & 6:30PM
http://centralcollegechurch.org CENTRAL COLLEGE CHURCH has live webcasts (see on site schedule)
http://www.healingplacechurch.org/live.php HEALTH PLACE CHURCH has live webcasts (see on site schedule)
http://www.clcofheath.com CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER CHURCH has live webcasts (see on site schedule)
http://www.tucc.org/home.htm TRINITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Chicago, IL) The "Largest African American Congregation in the United Church of Christ International Denomination" has live webcasts on Sunday at 7:30AM, 11:00AM, & 6:00PM; Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00PM Central Standard Time
http://www.saintssabinaorg/ ST. SABINA CHURCH has a two month archives of services on their web site. (see on site schedule and listings)
http://www.imaniaacc.org/webcast.htm AFRICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC CONGREGATION has an abundance of webcast and resources for members of the African American Roman Catholic faith.
http://www.pottershouse.org/webcast.html THE POTTERS HOUSE WITH BISHOP T.D. JAKES has live Video and Audio webcasting. (see on site schedule and listings)
http://www.celestialsounds.net/stream.html UMBRELLA WEBSITE FOR THE FOLLOWING CHURCHES:
APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF MORGAN PARK
CHRIST CHURCH OF CHICAGO
CHRIST UNIVERSAL CHURCH
COSMOPOLITAN CHURC OF PRAYER
CROWN POINT ASSEMBLY OF GOD
FELLOWSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
FIRST CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE
GOSPEL CAVALCADE WITH DR. CHARLES G. HAYES
GREATER ACQUAINTANCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
GREATER HARVEST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
HOUSE OF REMA PRAISE AND WORSHIP CENTER
IT'S TIME TRUTH SPEAKERS
LOVE, FAITH, AND HOPE CHRISTIAN METHODIST CHURCH
NEW COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH
NEW COVENANT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
PRAISE TABERNACLE DELIVERANCE BAPTIST CHURCH
SWEET HOLY SPIRIT FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH
TRIUMPH COMMUNITY CHURCH
UNLEASED MUZIK WITH B DIZZIE (SECULAR FORMAT)
VICTORY TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH
SPIRITUAL MAN READINESS GUIDE: It's An Insurance Plan
By Kwesi Wayne F. Kimber
(Christian Healing Ministry)
MAN, you and I are spirits housed inside of human forms. One can look at the thought of that statement as a fact or just an empty thought. But I like to share the view that all this world was here before my birth and arrival on the scene, and this I know from watching others die before me; that this world will more than likely be here after my death.
Yes, there is always the question, "what is after death to the body?" It all had to be about something bigger, some purpose for all the life experiences we must go through. Between our birth and death, something or someone of Great mind and power can create life and death and continue to sustain His will.
In my life, I've experienced niceness and the not so nice. But, through it all - - I experienced some weakness, some strengths, some power, and came to realize that actions and activity other than my own, were at work.
And I know that reaching the very depths of me, beyond my mind of thought, where I let go of the need to have the last word and action on any issue that arose and may rise to work those issues out, I can recognize divine principles at work favorably for me.
So, I accept the story of creation from the Holy Bible in simple english translation. To guide me to the story of sin entering with all its power to steal, kill, and destroy, God's jewel in the crown of creation, which is you and I.
Therefore, I and you are created bodily to serve one another in love, and praise God in our Spirit. Just think about the good things happening in your life, like your health, the abilities of movement, and soundness of your thinking, the acknowlegement of emotions for oneself and for others.
So, now let the Spiritual hunt begin by reading of the Holy Scriptures, and praying sessions with God, through the Holy Spirit, in the name of Lord Jesus Christ, for an opening of your mind, hear, and spirit.
That's right! It's an inside job, working on the spiritual man, it's an every day workout. When time is set aside for a one-on-one relationship building between you and the Lord Jesus Christ, you will be ready for any issue that arises in your life.
To save space and time I have done the scholarly thing, researched the Holy Bible for you and discovered or uncovered, a "these time's lay out and readiness plan."
This is an insurance plan for life, and the spirtual life after human death, which presents us with two directions we can travel in. One path leads us closer to Jesus to be in His presences and with a great number of believers. While the second path leads us further away from Jesus, into an untouchable zone along with a great number of unbelievers. That second path leads to hell, which I choose not to be my next stop after my life ends here on earth.
So the Insurance Plan of Salvation, Healing, Deliverance, Freedom, Joy, Peace, the Love of God through the Holy Spirit and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ can all be found in a simple English edition of the Holy Bible. All one needs to do is to openly pray (having a short talk with God), by inviting Him Jesus Christ into this experience of time and space and read in the Holy Bible, the words and works of a living God in the form of Jesus Christ.
Here are the addresses of scriptures that can provide you with sustance in whatever life situation you are going through. (Remember - though Jesus was the Son of God, he was also a human like you and I, and shared experienced that we do. When Jesus was cut he bled. Jesus shed tears like you and I. And He also felt joy the same as we do, when we are happy and or content.)
WHO IS GOD? Exodus 3:13-15; Mark 12:26-27
WHAT IS THE VOICE OF GOD? I Thessalonians 4:7; Matthew 3:17; Mark 1:11; John 12:28
HOW TO WORSHIP GOD? Mark 4:23-24
WHO COMES FROM HEAVEN? John 3:31 - 36
FORETELLING Luke 1:26, 27b - 28, 30-33
KING John 19:19
THE BIRTH OF JESUS Luke 2:7
WHO IS JESUS? John 6:35, 38, 51, 53, 57, 63
LIGHT John 8:12
LAMB OF GOD John1:35-37
THE WORD John 1:1-5
BLESSING Ephesians 1:3; John 20:26-28
LOVE John 12:25-26
SERVANT Mark 9:35
GLORIFY John 12:23
SPIRIT I Thessalonians 5:19, 20-22; John 1:32-34; Acts 2:17-18, 21, 36; Hebrew 13:5-6, 8, 15-16
FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT Galatians 5:22-23, 25
PRINCIPLES James 4:6
SELF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Romans 7:15-25; Galatians 2:19; James 4:10
THE NEW POSITION I Peter 2:9; Revelation 21: 5a - 7; Revelation 22:16-17, 20-21
WHAT WAS JESUS' TEACHINGS? Mark 12:31; John 7:16
LAST SUPPER, SACREMENTS Luke 22:15, 17-20
CRUCIFIXTION John 19:17-19
JESUS DEATH John 19:33-34
BURIAL OF THE BODY Matthew 27: 57-58,60b-61; John 19:41
RESURRECTION OF CHRIST Matthew 28:7
AFTER THE GRAVE JESUS APPEARS Matthew 28:9-10; John 20:19-20, 26-28
ACENSION OF JESUS CHRIST Acts 1:2, 8-11
Now how do you feel since you invested the time and energy into reading the true story of Jesus, the Spirit, and God the Father?
You have read all of these scriptures for your own self not from my "personal point-of-view." I merely allowed the Holy Spirit to guide me and give me scripture in the order He desired.
Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with you (the world), before this impending disease or any disaster comes our way - - creates anxiety and perhaps even sorrow of mind, spirit, and body. But remember the words of Jesus the Christ who said, "Let Not Your Hearts Be Heart Be Troubled: Ye Believe in GOD, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know." John 14:1-4
Even I have to process the potential devastation that a bird flu, disaster, or emergency can have in our society, than I remember that I have coverage with the right insurance plan - - a divine insurance plan.
The song " I'M GOING AWAY" by Rev. Walter Hawkins & Family, is a 4:48 long traditional gospel song. It can be found on The Best of 'Love Alive' CD from Compendia Media Group, their web address is www.compendiamusic.com, released 2002. This song helps set the spiritual tone of hopefulness in God's Promises regarding: Salvation, Deliverance, Healing and Eternal Life and His return. (listen to the audio clip above)
I know today I am a child of the Most High God whose Son has all power in His hands. I am waiting patiently for Him to return and remove me from this life with all its hardships, aches, and pains, dishonesty, trickery, and deception, and take me to a place with peace, love, joy, kindness and all other good and prophetic gifts. Until then I have the ever present Holy Spirit living within my heart and hopefully in your's.
So everything will work out so that God get's the glory and you and I get the victory of having the promise of abundant life here and now. And life will be greater after Jesus returns to call his very only people to himself. Now, that you are on-board the heaven train, you'll tell someone to meet you at the train station - - cause there is always room for one more person who wants life after a bird flu or any emergency.
You see - - God's love is already here loving you and I in His Spiritual Readiness Guide, "It's An Insurance Plan."
So our job now is to share this glorious news about: FREEDOM From Worry About the Bird Flu, the Grace of God, the Mercy of God, the Joy of God, the Blessings of Good, Good Health is of God, Good Wisdom is of God, and Soundness of mind is of God. This present time to share the good news of God, with someone else is positively of God.
This readiness guide is of God. Test it out against the world. If there is no hope in your heart by now, let us pray through the Holy Spirit, to God our Father in Jesus Christ's name for hope to be delivered into your hearts, minds, and spirit now.
" Come Ol' Holy Spirit into our hearts with a freshness of hope in you Christ Jesus. You are the only one who can give hope like no other. For the hope others give can be taken back to themselves. But your hope in today and our tomorrows is here and now, so we thank you for the newness of hope for ourselves and for our love ones and other people that cross our everyday lives.
You are the Great Giver and Deliverer. We submit ourselves to you to have your will manifest itself right now in us. Work it out in our lives and we will survive the waves of the bird flu or any other trick of your enemies.
We believe, we except, we will receive, we will give praise, we will give thanks, we will give honor to your name Jesus for it is worthy to be praised.