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23Oct/15
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Movie Review: War Room

Maybe you saw it ! You did go to see it didn’t you? Well, you need to! Yes, you owe it to yourself to see the best movie I’ve seen in decades and trust me when I say that I love my movies! Yes, of course, I’m talking about “War Room.” What other movie could I possibly be talking about on this level?

 

War Room

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Directed by           Alex Kendrick

  • Stephen Kendrick
  • Produced by                   Gary Wheeler
  • Alex Kendrick
  • Written by               Stephen Kendrick
  • Priscilla Shirer
  • Starring           T.C. Stallings
  • Karen AbercrombieCinematography Bob M. Scott
  • Music by       Paul Mills
  • Steve Hullfish
  • Edited by                       Alex Kendrick
  • Affirm Films
  • Production Kendrick Brothers companies Productions
  • Provident FilmsWar Room’ is a 2015 American Christiandrama filmdirected by  Alex Kendrickand cowritten and produced by his brother Stephen Kendrick.This film reaffirms the core teaching known by just a handful that prayer needs to be staged and prepared for much like combat does in a military ‘War Room‘ environment where life and death can hang in the balance.Of course, nobody saw me shed a tear [at least not those who weren’t in my row.]”Kendrick brothers, you are wrong for that!Here’s the scene: Its time for you to fight Elizabeth. Its time for you to fight THE REAL ENEMY You gotta love it! At least I did but what is all of this “War Room” stuff about anyway? Man, you’re asking all of the great questions! My friend, it is about prayer, open communication between you and the one who made you. No silly, not your parents; God, your creator and sustainer! The War Room is about opening up and keeping clear and free lines of communication between you and Jesus Christ our Lord as your savior and redeemer. It is about having the barracks of your heart and soul in constant connection with headquarters.   from “WAR ROOM” …. My friend, could it be my that the reason that so many of our lives might look like ‘war torn’ battle grounds demolished by enemy tactics is because so very few of us regularly spend time in the ‘War Room?”“What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.” My friend, could it be that prayer, to be brutally honest is not something that most of us really seem to make much time for or tend to practice much in today’s times [unless of course, there is a declared state of national or personal emergency?]Could we be honest about most of our churches?In fact, if you ran a survey throughout most churches today you would discover that the PRAYER SERVICE is the least participated service of the entire church!This fact, just goes to show us how desperately in trouble we are and how much we have fallen.On one occasion, his disciples had seen his own lifestyle, passion and power of his prayers and they asked him to teach them how to pray. Look at Jesus’ personal instruction to them that still serves as a powerful model today:”And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.8“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9In this manner, therefore, pray:       Hallowed be Your name.       Your will be done       11Give us this day our daily bread.         12And forgive us our debts,         As we forgive our debtors.       For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.Text “prayerpower” 40691 Prayer then, is nothing something to just read about or talk about. It’s something to practice on a regular basis.Yes, we need to invite God into our lives through prayer and get his divine intervention employed in our war like scenarios. However, he won’’ come in unless we invite him.“God I cant make it without YOU! I NEED YOU to show up and show out in my life. God, I’m tired and exhausted from doing my thing…..please forgive me, wash me, clean me up, demonstrate your power in my life…. And have your way!”If you would like to join the “Joshua Generation” in our online prayer meetings held on the first three days of every month [1st, 2nd and 3rd] please do the following and we’ll get you the information you need.Text “WarRoom” 40691 There are no numbers missing.”
  • We’ll hope to meet you in our very own online “War Room.”
  • [Note: no spaces in the spelling and the # to text is what is referred to as a “short code.
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  • We meet ONLINE for prayer @ 530am central on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of each month.
  • Brother s and sisters, you owe it to yourself to make prayer a very essential part of your lifestyle on both a personal and public level. “War Room” has inspired me to take my own prayer ministry a lot more seriously. I sure hope you go out of your way to watch it and share it with others who may be inspired in this areas as I have been on a personal level.
  • Prayer then, is our invite to God. Prayer is our humble request. It is our saying to him,
  • The movie “War Room” teaches us that whether you are experiencing battle ground fatigue in your marriage, relationships, finances, health or just life in general; the solution is the same; we need to PRAY!
  • Ladies and gentlemen, let’s face it; we can have all of the teaching and instruction in the world about prayer but if we don’t ‘drop down’ on our knees to practice it, it’s all for naught.
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  • To Hear A Message About How You Go To Higher Ground By Applying This Prayer Model In Your Own Life:
  • 14“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
  •        13And do not lead us into temptation,         But deliver us from the evil one.
  •        On earth as it is in heaven.
  •        10Your kingdom come.
  •        Our Father in heaven,
  • 6But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
  • MATTHEW 6:5-18
  • Consider this, our Lord Jesus himself, was a man of very passionate prayer wasn’t he? Now, if Jesus prayed as much as he did as ‘the only begotten Son of God,’ then why wouldn’t we?
  • It’s critical that you get this. How could it be that perhaps the most ESSENTIAL ministry in the church is also the most NEGLECTED ministry at the same time?
  • § We’ve ADDED a few PROGRAMS § But we’ve DELETED so much PRAYER!
  • Tragically, this lack of prayer is not just limited to a personal level. We even find a lack of prayer in most congregations. Yes, sadly the very places that should be “houses of prayer” very seldom are.
  • [written by Joseph M. Scriven / composed by Charles Crozat Converse]
  • What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
  • Do you remember the old lyrics from the hymnal that you would probably here sung from time to time but not nearly as much now?
  • https://youtu.be/lrFiq8YzdZk
  • Click Here To Watch Dynamic Background CLIPS
  • Personally speaking, here’s what I’ve found to be true about prayer. Prayer is our surest pathway to higher ground. It is our 24-7 hotline to get in touch with headquarters, particularly the commander in chief of all of our human affairs. In my opinion, prayer makes us stand up a little bit taller seeing that we will never be any taller than when we are on our knees in prayer.
  • Its time for you to TAKE OFF THE GLOVES and DO IT.”
  • Its time for you to fight for your marriage
  • “You need to do your fighting in prayer. And you need to kick the real enemy out of your home …. with the word of God!
  • What was my favorite part of the “War Room?” Great question. It’s really hard to say because there were so many great parts but there is this one part when the seasoned, wise prayer warrior and widow, Miss Clara Williams [played by Karen Abercrombie] speaks heart and soul staring into the eyes of Elizabeth Jordan, a discouraged wife, mother and professional realtor who has all but lost faith [played by Priscilla Shirer] and it sort of kind of gave me that feeling that you might have gotten when you first saw “Rocky” running up the endless set of steps right before his big fight!
  • Okay I’ll tell you. There were so many powerful parts in the movie. In fact, the movie as a whole demonstrated the Kendrick’s ‘spiritual giftedness’ in pulling out every emotion there is in a man out of him in public and in the most embarrassing way possible.”
  • This dynamic, classic is the 5th film produced by the Kendrick brothers but their very first project produced through their own Kendrick Brothers Productions.
  • Distributed by        TriStar Pictures

 

Paster MEL

Mel Keyes, native Brooklynite is the pastor of The Joshua House of Worship, a multi-cultural and multigenerational congregation located on the west side of San Antonio, Texas. He’s been married to the lovely Kendra Keyes for twenty five years, with three children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of The Baptist University of the Americas and Dallas Baptist University. He is the author of Hell To The

Know, How To Get From The Hell You’re Living In To The Life You Were Meant To Live.” Mel is also the founder of JoshuaGenerationRadio.org. as well as his life coaching practice “ Master Keyes Coaching & Consulting” and A Director With Total Life Changes. Determined to build his life on vision, Mel lives his life around three core principles of his personal vision for Ministry, Entrepreneurship & Leadership:

To passionately serve God, my family, friends and others around me through strong, loving, disciple making MINISTRY.

To empower armies of disciples through life transforming ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

To change the world around me through learning and practicing Christ centered, servant LEADERSHIP.

www.pastormelkeyes.com

info@pastormelkeyes.com

(877) KEY-2382

 

 

 

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17Nov/14
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Who Am I?

For twenty four years I lived my life being who others desired me to be in order to fit into the realm of what is normal. On February 2nd, 2014 ­the day before my 25th birthday­ I discovered not only who I was but largely who I wasn’t. My journey toward enlightenment has not been easy nor is it something I desire to go through again. However, if I had to repeat those years, my one request would be to take the knowledge I have gained with me so that I may truly give life a run for it’s money.

On that day back in February, I was forced ­by the God of my understanding­ to grasp the concept that I am worth more than what I have been led to believe. In that moment God wrapped his arms around me and I gave all the pain of the past to him. My tears of pain became tears of joy and relief. In that instance of release I was no longer that timid young man, who looked down for fear of being ridiculed for how he chose to express himself. No longer was I that college student who second guessed getting a higher education, or that Pan­gender Pan­sexual identified individual who told people he was Gay because it made others feel more comfortable.

Since that day, wisdom filled revelations have led me to the belief that I am a young black man of God who loves not by choice but instead by nature and nurture. Filled with that agape love, I understand that I am a work in progress and a forever evolving family man. Within my family I am known by many nicknames and descriptors. I am lil brother, Cocoa, mother, father, son, uncle, DeVonte’, and the list goes on. With my favorite being: Support System. This title stems from the multiple sub­categories of family that I am apart of. Having 8 children of my own ­not by birth­ has taught me responsibility, patience, and given me a new appreciation for loving unconditionally. Did I mention patience? Just checking.

On a more serious note, thus far life has taught me lessons and skills out the wazoo ­patience being one but not the most influential. “…find your power. You know you’re strong…” ­Lyrics from Chaka Khan’s Keep Your Head Up. “Keep your Head Up” (Chaka Khan from Madea’s Family Reunion Soundtrack)– Click to listen.

In planning to write this assignment I realized that I could not simply write about who I am because I needed to first give credit to who I was. I am a believer that a persons past CAN influence their present and inevitably their future. During my teenage years battling with suicide and feelings of insecurity brought me to a dark place where I thought that I would be for the rest of my life. As God would have it failed attempts at ending my life became my motivation for pushing forward through the pain. I got so low that all I could do was go up. Situations such as this one are the reason why I can say that one of my greatest accomplishment to date is having made it 10 years without an attempt at committing suicide. I am living proof that once you find that power over what tries to hold you back from your full potential, there is no where to go but up .

“Find your power. You know you’re strong.” Within the last few months I have discovered a different type of gratitude for vulnerability. In your lowest moments you must be willing to be vulnerable enough with yourself and be able to push ­sometimes kick­ forward through the hard times. On that day back in February, I was forced ­by the God of my understanding­ to grasp the concept that I am worth more than what I have been led to believe.

Today, I am proud to say that, “I’ll never be perfect, but at at least now I am brave.” (lyrics from

Alicia Key’s song entitled Brand New Me). “Brand New Me” (Alicia Keys)– Click to listen

Brave enough to grind through the bad and the good times all the while allowing myself to learn more about who I am destined to be. Who am I? A lover of me.

 

Christiawn

Columnist/ Enticing Resultz Magazine

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03Nov/14
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Apostle Rue

Many times we look for leaders to be deep, “so deep that the dirt don’t even want them” (as quoted by one of my favorite clients). The truth is, we need someone to represent and be first partaker of what true leadership should be. That means empathizing with the “flock” rather than judging them so vehemently. One of the major problems is that people are perpetrating power but lacking in it’s purpose. “Having a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof..” (paraphrased 2 Timothy 3:5). Nothing vexes me more than seeing power being manipulated and twisted in every form, on all fronts. I happened to have a conversation with a seasoned Man of God, on not just a spiritual conversation, but a conversation in general. He did what most prophets do to me, which was analyze and sense the God in me after a couple of  words. Not hard to do if  you have the discerning of the “Spirit”. He picked it up right away and “called me by name.” I must say the conversation was rather refreshing, there were some things that surprised me that Apostle Rue knew and admitted about the word and Power of God and how it all started, and some things to be revealed in the future. I am well versed on the matter as well, and  we both agreed that this is definitely a time where power and the powerful were being revealed and would know their “true selves”. We are in the age of pseudo intellectualism, and people are searching for the “truth.” Whether it is truthful or not, is left up to the student to research it or take it at face value. While you may or may not agree with the messenger, or the message, just know that there are messages encrypted in the very souls of the soul-less. That in itself says that the world of darkness is just an absence of  light. In a mirror you can see the reflection of yourself. Whether the image you believe to be true, or just a figment depends on the angle at which you decide to view from. Is it convex, or concave?

 

Byron D. Rue is an Apostle of the Gospel of Jesus. He has received an Associated Degree in Divinity, and a Bachelor’s in Religious Studies, both received at Canterbury University in England. Apostle Rue also has an Honorary Master’s in Biblical Studies, and an Honorary Doctorate in Ministry. Apostle Rue has been in the ministry for approximately 16 years. Apostle Rue enjoys teaching and preaching the Word of God, and possesses the gifts of the five- fold ministry. Apostle Rue is the Founder of Byron Rue Ministry in Detroit, MI.

 

SM: Tell me about yourself and your Ministry. How long have you been involved?

BR: I am a retired Detroit Police Officer. I am a quiet type of person. I don’t talk much, unless I’m talking about the Bible, or talking about Jesus, and then you can’t shut me up. God came to me in 2000. I was in my garage looking for something in a crate, when I heard someone tell me to “get that Bible out and start reading it, I have a job for you.” Well it was just me in the garage, and looked around to see if someone had come in, I didn’t see anyone and went back to doing what I was doing. And then the voice spoke to me again. So I said, “OK I’m not crazy, and said this has to be God, cause the devil is not gonna tell me to read the Bible.” So I told God, “ok, I’ll get the Bible and read it, what do you have for me?” God told me, “I’ll let you know later.” And that’s when my ministry started, and it’s been awesome ever since.
SM: What is the primary goal of your ministry? Who are to trying to reach? How do you differentiate your ministry from propaganda? Would you consider your ministry crucial to the what this world needs? How so? Do you agree with any of the ministers in a public forum such as televangelists?
BR: Well my primary goal is to reach everyone that I can reach with the gospel of Jesus Christ. But the job God gave me was, to teach Christians, as well as reach lost souls in and out of the church to believe the word of God. This is a task all by itself, because some Christians don’t want to hear the word of God, or they don’t want to get in deep with the word of God. Meaning a lot of supposed-to-be Christians want to give God 45 minutes one day a week, don’t pay attention to the word, and don’t really want to learn the word.. But this is why some Christians aren’t living a powerful life, and don’t see the promises of God, because of either they have little or no Faith or they don’t Believe, which work together. You can teach and preach the word of God to them, but most don’t apply the word of God to their lives. So this is why most live a defeated life. I differentiate my ministry compared to others. God came to me and told me that he had a job for me. And that job was to teach his word. So God gave me the tools to do this job well. The tools God gave me was Wisdom and Knowledge to understand His word, so that I may teach his word properly and effectively. Not leaning to my own understanding. God didn’t want me to interpret the word in my own interpretation, he wanted me to interpret in his interpretation. Everything I do has God in it especially when it comes to teaching, and preaching his word. It has nothing to do with Byron Rue. Yes I do consider my ministry very crucial especially at this time. We are living in a time that even the Church is turning away from the word of God. No one wants to hear the true word of God anyone more, including the Elect as the Bible calls them. The Bible calls it Apostasy. The falling away of the Faith. We are seeing this massively today, and like I said before even in the Church. It is crucial for me even at this time to make sure the unadulterated word of God gets out. Even if no one wants to hear it. I will speak and teach, and preach the word of God until I take my last breath. This is why God has told me that He trusts me. God trusts me with his word. I used to agree with a lot of the ministers in public and TV Evangelist, until I really started listening to what they were so called teaching and preaching. I believe that some started truly for God, but THE LOVE OF MONEY has corrupted most of them. There are TV ministers that I don’t look at, or listen to any more because of how they have become influenced by satan. And the sad part about it is they don’t realize it. And some of these ministers are major ministers with large flocks.
SM: When did you notice your gifts? What are your gifts? How do they apply to YOUR ministry? How do they apply to ministry in general? Would you consider yourself orthodox  or unorthodox?
BR: I didn’t really notice or realize my gifts until a few years into my ministry. God showed me that I was doing his work even as a sinner, and I didn’t know it. I started to notice my gifts, maybe about 2 years into the ministry. God told me that after reading his word, that he has given me many gifts, but I have to show him that I can handle them. So God tested me through trials, tests, and a lot of tribulation. I went through a lot of hurt, a lot of pain. A lot of crying, a lot of asking God why. But now I know why I had to go through what I went through. My Faith was being tested. It cost dearly to serve and work for the almighty God. But it’s worth every bit of it.
I have the gift of the Five Fold Ministry. God said in Ephesians 4:11, and he gave some, apostles: and some prophets: and some evangelists: and some pastors: and teachers. God has let me operate in all of these gifts and offices. I also have the gift of healing, and discernment, encouragement and other gifts of the spirit. These gifts I applied to my ministry, because I “Operate” in these gifts. When I’m doing ministry work I operate in each one of these gifts. There is Power in these gifts. God doesn’t give everyone these gifts, because most can’t handle the “Power” that comes with these gifts. To have all of these gifts, you would have to show God that you are humble person, because these gifts can make you prideful. The number one thing God hates is PRIDE. I would consider myself Orthodox. I believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the Apostles. I hold to the Conventional Christian Beliefs.
SM: Why is ministry important? Why is your ministry important? Would you say that you have labored for your ministry? How so?
BR: Jesus had a ministry even as a kid. Even as a kid Jesus was teaching at the temples, leaving his family behind to teach God’s word. So if we are true Jesus disciples, we should be teaching the word of God and the Gospel as Jesus did. So yes ministry is important. My ministry is important, because it is Ordained by God. When the almighty God comes to you and gives you orders, to do a job for him, the creator of the universe, yes that’s important. When God puts his hands on you and your ministry, that means it’s important to God. The importance of my ministry is to get the word of God out in it’s true form. Which means no sugar coating, no entertainment, no adding, and no taking away from God’s word. That’s the importance of this ministry to me and God. Oh yes I have labored for my ministry. I have suffered some of the worst hurt for the word of God to get out. I know Pastor’s who won’t let me preach at their church, because they say that they know I have a “Powerful Anointing”, but I can’t preach there because I might outdo them. I know Pastor’s who are Intimidated with me because of my anointing. But, I will still do what God wants me to do, because it’s not about me, it’s about doing the will of God. Not my will, but God’s will be done.
SM:  What do you intend on passing on to the next generation? How do you feel about teaching others about ministry? What documents would you use? Why would you use them?
BR: I intend to pass on Wisdom and Knowledge about God and Jesus. I’m already doing this with my 23 year old son, and any young person that comes in my path. God has given me a gift of making it easy to talk about his word. I love teaching anyone who wants to learn about ministry. One of my jobs God has given me is to keep young Pastor’s humble, especially when these Pastor’s are moving in the power of God. See that’s a lot of Power, and that Power can over take you. And if you don’t know how to handle that power it can destroy you. The main document I would use to teach about ministry is the Bible. Because the Bible is where it all started. It’s the true word of God. And then I would use research from sub texts. Research is a great tool to use to go along side of the Bible. Learning about different powerful people God used to put his word out. For example people like “Charles Spurgeon”, the Prince of Preachers. He turned England upside down with the word of God. And there are other methods I would use to teach about ministry.
SM: Any last remarks?
BR: First I would like to take the time to thank you, for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk me. I just want to say, that the word of God should be important to everyone, especially those who claim to be Children of God. There is a place called Heaven, and there is a place called Hell. In order to get to Heaven you must believe in Jesus Christ. You must believe that Jesus died, and was buried, and rose on the third day. You must believe that Jesus is the son God. You must ask God to forgive you of your sins, and repent of your sins. You must make Jesus your Lord and Savior. So that you will have Salvation, meaning then you will be saved. Then you should want to learn the word of God. You should want to see a change in your life. You should want to learn everything you can learn about Jesus, so that when you step out in public, people see Jesus in you. You should also love the Lord with all of your Heart. And then try to bring as many as you can to Christ.
Again I want to thank you for your time. And thank you for listening to me talk about ministry and God.
God Bless You
Apostle Byron Rue
SM: Contact info
BR: Byron Rue
Byron Rue Ministries

 

 

Shanell Monique

www.shanellmonique.com/Editor Enticing Resultz Magazine

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25Aug/14
Brandi N Anderson

Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare is a subject that I believe takes years to understand so I encourage you to study it yourselves so that you too can equip yourselves appropriately. Spiritual Warfare is taking a stand against the evil in this world. It began in Heaven when God kicked Satan out of Heaven to Earth then to Hell. Then later Jesus was given to us humans as our protector and savior from evil forces. When He ascended to Heaven after being crucified on the cross, He left us with the Holy Spirit, the comforter. The Holy Spirit dwells in each and every one of us. We don’t have to go looking for the Spirit, all we have to do is accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we will obtain the Holy Spirit. Now feeling the Holy Spirit move in you is where the work comes in. That work is studying the Word of God and walking in the way of the Lord which is something we have to do daily. The devil uses many tricks to tempt us away from God. He tempts us with luxuries, material gains, jealousy, lies, a host of things that will cause us to not act righteously in the eyes of the Lord. The biggest tool the devil can use against us is ourselves. We are our own worst enemy. If you truly knew how much God loved you, if you really knew and believed His love for you, you would do what Jesus did on that mountain and deny the devil entry into your soul. You have to resist the devil but you can’t resist the devil if you brush him off as any old thing. The devil is real, evil is real and you need to understand that. Once you understand that you have to understand that the devil will use anything in your life to get to you. Money, relationships, friendships, jobs, strangers, and your thoughts. All of this is fair game to the devil. Even though all of those examples I used are separate, they all tie into your thoughts. Your mind must be stayed on Jesus, your mind must be equipped and protected with the whole Armor of God.

How to protect yourself:

Ephesians 6:10- 18

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Verse 18 is a verse that is most important, a verse that I am reminded of during this writing. It is something that we must do every day if we don’t pray anything at all. We have to learn how to pray and give thanks daily. God wants our prayers and praises. He doesn’t just want our concerns and worries. God wants us to come to Him in the happy times just as much if not more than we do in our troubles. Imagine how you would feel after helping someone with something and they don’t say thank you. Doesn’t that just boil your blood at times? You call them ungrateful and for some people, you actually cut them off. We should be happy that God doesn’t cut us off and He gives us many chances to get it right. So be grateful and give God the praises that He so deserves. We must also learn to pray for others more than ourselves as well. Praying for others is a form of love and love is what Jesus commissioned us to do. We must love one another and truly want the best for one another. Job 16:20-21

My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend.

 

I chose Job because if you know anything about Job, Job was tested by God to display to the devil that we can defeat Spiritual Warfare. Job had everything taking away from him but with his last ounce of faith he resisted the devil. We can defeat the evils of this world because the evil in the Heavens was defeated. If we understand that the battle for our souls was already won and that we have the Victory! John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” God never promised us an easy life but He did promise us a blessed life. You just have to understand what it means to be blessed and allow yourself to be blessed.

One more thing, learn to forgive. The devil loves for use to not forgive others. Unforgiveness is like a disease and it will kill us quicker than the one we supposedly hate or dislike.

The greatest thing you can do for an enemy of yours is to love them and release them.

 

Brandi Anderson

Columnist/Enticing Resultz Magazine

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18Aug/14
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BakariPoet

“Tale of the Wise man”

A Wise man asks a question of God

His spirit speaks

The Wise man then waits…

because he Knows

to be able to bravely teach what he has learned

He must be honest enough

to Walk boldly in his own Advice.

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“Nimbus”

Clarity
within the approaching Light.
Ending all the mental
bands of thrall.
mind & body
underconsciousness

Exposed, explored
lawless diffluence
of darkened spaces
filled with memory
of shadows past
cascading within
undertones of
ethereal realm.

Unfolding, Unloading
all my mortal complexion
detracting which is
from darkness
Into the healing light.

Seeing the light
letting the light
be… light

In me!.

Helping me in all
to see..

Clarity!.

BakariPoet  7/2014 ©

 

Bakari Poet Definition: Griot

Griot Definition:

“…..Any of a class of musician-entertainers of western Africa whose performances include tribal histories and genealogies ; broadly :  storyteller

 

SM: Who is BakariPoet?

BP: BakariPoet is a healer. I found BakariPoet as a reaction to the voice of pain. He is the voice of an inner child growing up in an environment of domestic violence, a loving mentor who gives strength to a child who walks awkwardly in the world struggling to identify and embrace his own uniqueness. He’s a griot, who reminds you of your proud and historic past, sometimes telling you that things worked better the traditional  way.received_m_mid_1408298047654_6021e2b30f0a2f6246_0 (1),

He’s also a voice for a new “Divine inspired” generation who embodies boldness; truth, wisdom and love.. “In the beginning, was the “Word”.  So we all know that words have power. I  just remember being in a lot of pain and anger in my younger years. I needed to find a healthy way to deal with my feelings, so out of that, BakariPoet was born. Poets are Prophets! Meaning, we live in a world going thru the same realities. We all share of the human condition, and are able to write what you think and say, if you had the words. Poets “feel” through life. Poets inspire, gather, give mention and wisdom, and motivate the lives of other people. It is an amazing gift that comes with an incredible responsibility. I believe poets have that kind of power!
SM: Please talk about your craft? What is it about? How did it come about?

BP: Well, I suppose I’ve been called a man of many talents. I am a performance artist. I am a trained dancer, actor, singer,  mentor, spoken word poet, American Sign Language Interpreter, and I’m an organ donor (smiles) I like being fulfilled. received_m_mid_1408298021952_c123f9b19222868c21_0 (1)I think I’ve just found ways to challenge myself daily to be better than I was previously. Everyday I wake up and ask myself, “how can I be a better me?” It’s not easy and it’s incredibly painful at times. I think that the experiences of joy have been incredibly valuable to the person I am today.

SM: How do you distinguish the roles between Christopher Coles and BakariPoet?

BP: Well Christopher Coles is not BakariPoet. In fact I think that BakariPoet is alot bolder and stronger than I am.  Christopher Coles, is a compassionate, insecure, and gifted man with no courage to move on any of those talents. I can feel the “BakariPoet” voice emerge at different times in my life, as a voice of reason or comfort. Perhaps he’s the voice of my mentors. “Bakari” means “One that is with great promise”. So after some time, writing poetry under my own name, the concept of doing everything in my life with courage and promise emerged , thus the name was born.

SM: What plans do you have within the next 5-10 years?

received_m_mid_1408298033427_41ffdf9752a4e29f43_0 (1)BP: I hope to publish a book, a collection of poems I’ve been working on from BakariPoet called “Welcome to my atmosphere: Ethereal Sanctuary.” Another important goal for me is to become a home owner, I just think it’s time. What else may there be? “Many are the plans in a mans heart.” I just look forward to continuing to grow and enrich my life by keeping God first in all things and embodying the courage to take on any of my many endeavors and building  in wisdom, truth and love.

SM:  Who has been your greatest mentor?

BP: I’ve been blessed to have many mentors whom I have grown immensly from: Janice Brown, My dance fathers; Thomas Warfield, Sean Mcleod, Garth Fagan, My theater Mother; Luane Davis Haggerty, and so many others who gave me the stage. I’ve also had some incredible Spiritual wisdom from Pastor Lloyd White, my parents, my younger sister Danyelle Feeley; who understands me more than anyone in this world,  and my grandmother the Late Rev. Carrie Greggs, who inspired a new piece I wrote called “Hold On To The Light!” after watching one of her old sermons. I stand today because of the lives and gifts of all of these people. I am very grateful.

SM: Are there any regrets or changes that you would make, looking back at the beginning of your  career until now?

BP: I would not be a perfect model of a Human if I said I didn’t have any regrets. (Smiles). I’ve had the pleasure of making alot of mistakes and choices that have taught me many lessons. I would have to say that everything that happened in my life, though I wish I had it sooner, happened just when I needed it to and how I’ve needed it to for me. I believe “You are what you repeatedly do”  The work gets better everyday and I have to love myself through the journey.

SM: Who would you like to collaborate with artistically?

BP: I have had some really great collaborations with other artists that I call my family like; Lu & Jimmy Highsmith, Diane Conway, Denise Reese of Black August. I would like more collaborations from other artists, photographers, musicians, and people in the fashion realms. Any fashion design students who want me to represent your line at any one of my shows holla at me! As long as your garments have a positive message and they stay on, I’ll accept anyone.

SM: What would you pass on to the next generation?

BP: I believe in putting my hands in the soul of our youth. It is only then will we have a better tomorrow. I am a mentor at the “Champion Academy”, founded by NFL, three time retired champion winner, Roland Williams. It’s been amazing! I also have a niece that is a dancer, and a nephew who is a talented lyrical artist. I look forward to sharing the stage with him soon at an upcoming event.

SM: Any last remarks?

BP: Two things that I’ve learned incredibly, about Life: Life is not short. Life is Long, unbearably long and it is hard! But, everyday we must put in our hands and do the work. I believe in the Power of the Pen. It truly is mightier than the sword. Ashe’!

SM: Contact/booking info?

BP: www.livejournal.com/~BakariPoet & christocoles@yahoo.com

 

References:

http://i.word.com/idictionary/griot

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