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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Prayer request for Deloris and family

A sweet and gentle neighbor of mine just came and asked for prayer for her daughter who has cancer of the bladder and lung. The daughter has two boys, 7 and 13. My neighbor already lost her son and grandson. There is too much going on in her life and she is in tears. I bound that devil of cancer in Jesus name and prayed over her and her family. They came earlier (she brought her daughter to my house) but I had walked to my daughters and wasn't home. I wish I could have laid hands on her and prayed. 

Could you all please pray with me for healing and comfort in this family? I'd appreciate it. Daughters name "A", sons are "H" and "W". Thank you and God bless! 

P.S. I hope you don't mind me asking for help in prayer. God says that where there are 2 or 3 gathered together in His name, He'll be in our midst. I'm overwhelmed with sadness right now. I hate satan and all that he stands for. 

God bless. ~ Essie


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On cursing.....I'm so upset righ tnow.



We are getting so far from the truth. There was a study done that they discussed on The Chew that says that cursing a little bit everyday is actually good for you. And the people all laughed and clapped. How?...Where??? Who came up with that idea? Who got paid for that study? 

In the Bible Peter cursed when the woman pointed him out for being a follower of Jesus. He was afraid for his life and mad. Not good. Jesus 'cursed' the fig tree that appeared to have fruit on it and didn't, it dried up and died....not a good thing. How is cursing your loved ones, friends and family a "good thing?" Nothing cursed is good. Don't listen to this new/neo mess. If you are afraid or mad....how about praying? 
Don't curse your friends, family, household, job, neighbors, etc. 

Curse Cancer at the root. Curse Diabetes, heart attacks, skin disease, tuberculosis, Aids, Mersa, Lukemia, lesions, tumors, cystic fibrosis, scoliosis, palsies, Fibromyalgia, be mad at that. Curse that mess at the root like Jesus did so that so many people won't have to suffer in this world. Curse hunger, lack, want. 

Sorry for the little rant. I am just flabbergasted at how silly we get down here on Earth. Too much time on our hands. If you'd like to add anything or any disease/symptoms that I forgot, feel free. (Prejudice, hatred, meanness.) 

Let's do this. God bless. ~ Essie

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Church is not an iPad.



I ask this in Love: Are you cheating the Spirit of the Most High God with written notes? 

For years I have struggled with using notes while I preach. Something about standing in front of a bunch of expectant ears, holding a fist full of stale written notes, was just eating at me from the inside out. God was telling me to trust Him and I knew it. But, I stuck with the old, bible-school-taught handwritten notes. The notes were my crutch. I was telling people what I wanted to tell them, the "good thoughts" that hit me the day that I was writing the notes instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to 'completely' take over. Are Tuesday's notes still 'fresh' on Sunday? How many times have you gone to a church only to see a preacher stand there with page after page after page of notes? They turn and turn and turn and you wonder how many pages they used for the sermon? Some have even figured out how much time so many pages will take to read. No offense to anyone but if this pertains to you, you just may want to double think your delivering process. 

My kids watched me preach for years. They told me a few times, (in love of course), that they noticed that when I let go of the notes and allowed the Spirit to run freely, I did better. They said that they could feel God in the room. Of course they are my private armor-bearers of a sort and I love it. They watch out for me and give me opinions.  My son lives his life. He is a promoter in Pittsburgh, Pa. who has been on the radio and various events around the Burgh. My daughter lives her life as well. She is a writer and is just trying to enjoy her life as it comes. They may not be the most righteous and holy P.K.'s , Preachers Kids, (after all who is?) but they know God's business as well and plus, I asked them to give me their opinions. They know the Word. We all have different Social Security Numbers. I taught them to the best of my ability and what they do with it is between them and God. They went to the same bible school that I went to from 96-99 and went to nearly every class that I did so it's not like they don't know the Word. Plus I was the Bible Teacher for 9-11 year olds when I attended the church there as well. (Shiloh Bible Institute in Washington, Pa.) The owner and bible institute teacher was teaching us one day about manna which means, "what is it?" and he kept asking the class, "what does manna mean?" My son, who was only about 4 at the time said, "Bread Pastor Ed! Bread!" Everyone laughed. And! He was right. Pastor Ed wanted to hear the answer, "What is it?" but my son WAS correct because it was the bread that God gave Israel to eat while they were in the wilderness. That was funny. I'll never forget that. Kids.

Isn't it something how sometimes, people who live their own lives and are allowed to be themselves give you better help than those who 'claim' to be holy and righteous? Some of the self-holy and self-righteous look down their noses and gossip about what is wrong with a person and even tell their fellow 'holy and righteous' folks to leave them alone as well. That's alienation and 'marking' according to their standards. They leave no room for Grace. It's the old, dried out practice of shunning. You don't need these people. Pick the more humble ones instead. If they have that "come out from among them" attitude, silently step away. They are using the scripture wrongly.

I would like to end with this question, "do you deliver fresh manna when you speak or are you feeding people stale bread?" Preachers (speakers) speak to people about miracles and blessings but are they allowing God's Holy Spirit to do the speaking? We pray before we speak and say, "Use me Holy Spirit. They don't want to hear me but they want a special message from You." But! Do we really want to do what is needed for Him to speak? Do we become a true Vehicle of the Most High and thoroughly trust God? The song say, "If you can use anything Lord you can use me" but do we allow Him to do so? I am sure I won't get famous with this post but it is long overdue and God wants us to trust Him. 

The Church has been operating on notes long enough. That could be why you don't see many miracles going on in them anymore. No one is throwing away wheelchairs or getting up from their sick-beds or growing back limbs and teeth. Are we a "Note nation" of people. Are we an iPad?

Final thought: I wonder how many preachers preach about Fear, not understanding that they are actually preaching FROM fear? Selah. 

I am through with notes, unless I have something special to read like a poem or special information for the listener. From now on, I am going to ask God which scripture He wants to use. I will open my bible and then open my mouth and whatever happens happens. God bless. ~ Rev Essie




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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Don't click on strange links...ANYWHERE!

Did you ever have someone go totally out of their way to try to get you to click on links? DON'T DO IT! There's a new program out now that if you click on the link where you are allegedly supposed to have a "package" or "whatever" and it will lock up your computer and they will ask you to pay them to get your own information back. Saw it on the news a few weeks ago. 

Someone has been trying me for days.....literally days. Please don't click on anything wierd or strange. #UseYourNoggin

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God's Eye


The Son rules.


Just as the Sun...


Pray on people!

Jesus is Lord!

Spiritual Mosquitos

I pray for God to keep the spiritual 'mosquitos' away from you who try to suck your blood each time you attempt to do something good for His Kingdom or yourself. 

There are those who sit around watching your life, watching everything that you do 'just in case' you happen to land on gold, they want their share. I call them "spiritual mosquitos". Those evil spirits are lazy and will try to make a buck any way that they can. Some are believers, some aren't. Some will go as far as they can to hinder your progress. 

Know that you are prayed for. In Jesus name, amen.  ~ Essie


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