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I WILL NOT BE SILENT: SAVED AND PROUD |28 THE FAITH TO FORGIVE: FROM WORST ENEMIES TO BEST FRIENDS |18
4| WORDS FROM THE EDITOR 6| INDEPENDENT IN CHRIST : JESUS I.N.C CLOTHING
8| POLLY WANTS SOME CHICKEN BY MIKEL BRADHAM
10| SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE BY AUTEM CLAY
15| HOLY ROLLERZ CHRISTIAN CAR CLUB
22| FORGIVENESS THROUGH THE EYES OF A MAN 25| TRUTH OR LIES BY TEANTE GRAY
30| SIGN OF THE TIMES
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41| BEHIND THE BOOK : ROAD TO RECOVERY
42| GENERATIONAL CURSES : LIES AND LUST BY ALVIN FRANKLIN
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THE STRUGGLE E
mbarking on a new journey in life does not come without its share of struggles. First there is the internal struggle of whether or not this new thing will work. Is it really worth it? Is this REALLY what God said do? Then there are the external struggles; how much is this going to cost me? Do I have enough skill and knowledge? Who can I get to assist me? Where do I
But the reality is that no good thing comes without struggle. Struggle is what determines how much you
learned and the knowledge I have gained from those struggles. I understand that my struggles have taught longsuffering. My struggles have taught me to walk because God has TRULY been good to me. I have
in worse situations and God brought me through; how dare I think He would forsake me now.
you in areas that you need a little more understand-
mean that this does not come without struggle. The
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Colley credits his walk with God as his most
There is nothing ordinary about Jesus I.N.C. that stands boldly for Christ and declares that he will society subscribes to. There is nothing ordinary about a guy who refuses to be silent and declares his love for Christ in the clothes he wears. There is nothing ordinary
affectionately says about the brand.
S.W.A.G. (Saved With Amazing Grace) on his chest!
Jesus I.N.C. line as the brand is worn by a host of
Even in the midst of rejection by the secular
Texans to do anything just ordinary? Colley gets his motivation from the excitement of
their belief in God by distinguishing themselves through
and continues to strive for new heights with his sights set on national fashion shows and distribution. <>
he wanted to be. Realizing that he had been doing the
a try and see where it takes him. After a few trials and
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POLLY WANTS SOME
CHICKEN Mikel Bradham
he is my inner foodie, the one who lives inside of me and the one who will devour everything in sight if I let her. Her name is Polly and she does NOT want a cracker. At this very moment, Polly wants some chicken wings fried hard with hot sauce on the side! The reality of this craving is that this is the daily diet of someone reading this article right now. Someone out there has the made a decision to tame their inner food but fails miserably every day. To that person I say, you are not alone. Polly and I battle on a daily basis and sometimes I throw my hands up in frustration because she defeats me more times than not. It is in that very moment with my hands raised
Before you eat your meal, try asking God for His help. Pray that God help you to be mindful of the portions you are about to consume. What seems so minute to us, is a big deal to Him. He wants to help you but you
reminds me that in order to succeed, I must surrender all. We trust God with: paying our
me, ask Polly! Now back to Polly. Since the last time I
gas tanks when our vehicles are literally
been able to trick her a few times which has
Him most when no one else is around. If we can
for a cracker dipped in triple hot fudge, I make
answered, the question is, did you listen? This prayer thing really does work. I know because
requests; go to Him with the small stuff too. When you do, watch your constant unhealthy food desires, overeating, and greedy
doing this, Polly will not consume her usual 5 (Proverbs 3:5-6)? He wants you not only in your 8 DOMINION AUTHORITY MAGAZINE JULY 2013
weight. It is important that we take time to bite, way I tame Polly is by infusing water with fruit. By adding ingredients like strawberries, lime, and mint to my drinking water, Polly is tricked into drinking more water than what she normally would have consumed because of the natural sweeteners . While your inner foodie sits on your left
shoulder. The foods we eat today will impact how we look and feel tomorrow. Your inner Your Polly gets to burp when he or she is suffer the consequences. Instead of thinking about your moment of food pleasure, you should be concerned about the long term last time you overindulged. How did you feel afterwards? Were you full of energy and ready to take on the world or were you tired and ready to take a nap? Most people in this scenario would be ready to take a nap. Eating and then sleeping day in and day out will tack on the pounds faster than you can think about gaining
and every bit of food. The more you do this, the less you will consume. It takes extra time and effort to think about consuming your food which will result in you eating less. You will actually have time to digest your food which you are probably not normally accustomed to doing . learned a lot with the most important fact of you with your little issues. Remember, you are His child and He wants the best for you. And what better compliment can you give your Father than by telling Him that you admire His creation and you need His help to preserve His work. We have also learned that in order to preserve Gods handy work, we have to trick our inner foodies. You can try several different methods because I can guarantee you that your inner foodie is not smarter than you, your inner persuasive. But you can and will overcome! <>
Learn more about Mikel Bradham and her mission at:
By Autem Clay
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A the walls of Jericho fell in the Bible. Sound the alarm.
According to a nationwide study by the U.S. Department of African-American students are 3.5 times more likely than their white classmates to be suspended or expelled.
children. severity. Students from racial minorities and children disturbing national trend that funnels children out of justice systems. Since the 1999 massacre at students are 3.5 times more likely than their white
than cussing out the teacher and bigger than being a
children whom have been seeded as solutions. Instead He did it in the day of Moses and
absence of fathers. We see the lives of countless youth
also in the day of Jesus. He used an ungodly system of
system designed to abort this chosen generation.
male seed. Such do we still see today.
recognize the fact that students facing learning
SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE
About 1 in 4 black children with
According to the U.S. Department
1 in 11 -
and 2007. The presence of the police force further criminizes many students
Rights Project at UCLA. A landmark study published last year tracked nearly 1 million Texas students for at least six years. The study they affected the likelihood of school discipline. The study found that African Americans were disproportionately punished compared with otherwise similar white and Latino students. Children with emotional disabilities also were disproportionately suspended and expelled.
Legal Director. A 2005 study found that children are far more likely to be arrested at majority of these arrests are for
A recent U.S. Department of Education study found that more than 70 percent of students arrested in schoolrelated incidents or referred to law enforcement are black or Hispanic.
racial differences in suspension rates that suspension is being used more frequently as a disciplinary tool.
heart. I see the faces of children who match the my own students who do not follow the rules and who seen as the class clown than admit they cannot read
this. The average yearly cost to educate one child is
hold the education system (kingdom) accountable until it becomes the kingdom of our Lord and of His
them. Stand guard. Watch. Fight. (cont next page) 12 DOMINION AUTHORITY MAGAZINE JULY 2013
References: "What Is the School to Prison Pipeline." American Civil Liberties Union. "The School-to-Prison Pipeline." Teaching Tolerance ' â€œThe Cost of a Nation of Incarceration." CBSNews. CBS Interactive, 22 Apr. 2012. Schaeffer, Adam B. "The Real Cost of Public Education." Cato Institute. The Suffolk News Herald, 8 Sept. 2010.
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HOLY ROLLERZ CHRISTIAN CAR CLUB
HOLY ROLLERZ CHRISTIAN CAR CLUB (HRC3)
T Furious is what general society thinks of when
Holy Rollerz Christian Car Club (HRC3) was founded by Brian Wood and Gustavo Torres in
they can share their common interests with and wanted to honor the Lord for blessing each member
medium between loving cars and loving God? Chuck Ross set out to do just that. After
Christian car clubs online. In search of an organization that shared in interest in cars and love of
was searching for.
HOLY ROLLERZ CHRISTIAN CAR CLUB
Holy Rollerz is a family oriented club where each and every member of the family is welcome to the Lord in all that they do. Their light shining on the at a car show. Currently the only member of the club in
of criminal activity. They aim to show youth a serving the Lord. To become a member or for more information, email Chuck Ross at email@example.com or log onto www.holyrollerz.org
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FEATURE: FAITH TO FORGIVE
faith to forgive
HOW WORST ENEMIES BECAME BEST FRIENDS
A wanted the truth. She named me the roommate and I showed her my key. She called me a friend and I bizarre looks on our faces when we heard his tires
had some of my own friends and family tell me to
but because there is a greater love within me and a
She returned to the house angry but calmed
nastiest of circumstances. It was God and our away from my house. So I let her in. He screamed at it became a nuisance and I just wanted her to leave
he had a baby on the way but he assured me there was nothing between him and the mother and that
nature does not allow me to be hateful or heinous. She left.
then one of the most beautiful baby girls was born. scenarios of what if and convinced her that he was all her family? The story began to crumble when she showed -
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she was gorgeous! I met her when she was ten days old and the tension between her mother and I was
awkwardness of the realizing that I was
“My sister asked me, ‘What’s wrong?’ In a mix of tears, obscenities, and rage, I told her I had been hit and it was time to squad up.”
so now it was time to get the legal system involved.
brother to the studio instead of taking whatever it is myself. I decided to go visit my sister who lived about
all my actions against her mother would affect and
the street and recognize it. Before I could understand
did this to herself and her child. She should have thought of her child before she decided to get
to my house and screeched to a halt. I was surrounded by three women of all different sizes.
We went to court and it was only a waste of blue haired mother lied. I looked at the judge and I
as an adult. I was so wrong that day. The biggest one
cared about my life too much to do anything too
address was given and all I wanted was the ok when the cause of her wreck. I was outraged! Eventually surface to my subconscious. I drove wildly to my
only thing that could bear witness to the events but my mind only saw red and revenge. My sister asked
subside and I waited in the car outside so my attackers would not immediately be alarmed. The
die? Not really. I just wanted her to know not to mess with me. Reality set in when my brother offered to
over something that was occurring in my life. So I aborted the mission. All I could tell myself at that
gotten away with something so disgusting. A lot of scolded me for the Twitter drama and reiterated that some things he could not do to the mother of his WWW.DOMINIONAUTHORITYMAGAZINE.COM 19
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Immediately I shut down. She was going to die.
all of a sudden I became extremely uncomfortable. It was as if my anger was radiating and everyone in for actual blood. I felt embarrassed and rushed back to the car. I began yelling at God. Why is she
link to the altercation.
trigger was. I remember I was at work in the and the knife. Sanity slowly returned and I drove
keys and walked to my car which was actually
resolved. The incident occurred in late summer and what I do know is she reached out to me shortly day that a resolution of some sort was necessary.
and I told her never in her life would she touch it
house. I called my sister and
worth it. Her life is not worth
record one more time. 20 DOMINION AUTHORITY MAGAZINE JULY 2013
â€œImmediately I shut down. She was going to die. End of story. I drove to the pawn shop and began to speak with the clerk about purchasing a weapon.â€?
to her house after church and nervous? Extremely. I was grateful she was not home
I began attending church again
heard that there was one closer to my home and so I decided to visit.
â€œIn that moment, she became my sister,
I forgave her and she forgave me.
boyfriend and asked for my
forgave her and she forgave me.â€?
understand that a circumstance is not necessarily a direct attack to one
consented and she called me. She asked could we box cutter just in case. earthly. Once she abandoned her old ways and ran something was different; it was as if I was looking eyes and a soft voice. There was nervous laughter. She brought her daughter to me (the baby I had
Forgiveness is key. Harboring unforgiveness is only
handled differently and truly a lot of things could God for advice and she is my sister and friend father-took the initiative to mediate. More laughter. we are to be.
and we exchange notes and lessons. I love her. of energy and only distances you from the kingdom. it was me who committed the crime. I laughed and said no. He did it for us and we came from under hell and back. and closer. The deal was sealed when she invited
hand and together we walked to the alter. I broke
He can do it for you. <>
Forgiveness Through The Eyes Of A Man By Teante Gray
ensure that the young boy was dead and unable to
any times when we hear or think about forgiveness immediately it is associated with a weaker all and shows beauty and strength. Forgiveness is also a key to unlocking endless dreams. Fredric Almond has endured what many would
graduated from high school and recently left for Army basic training. This was an exciting time for Fredric and his family; they had a house warming and invited guests
tragic event would alter Fredric and his family life and shake his belief system.
him 39 times and killed his mother lived on the street behind him. The young man used to cut through his backyard as a shortcut. Because Fredric was able to
foster care system. Fredric had to deal with an unbelievable amount
remembering that he could hear his mother screaming
him and began chasing him around the house. His
and other visible areas. Not knowing the story behind
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allowed him to live with scars all over his body. He hated
the constant bullying and became bitter. -
a book and tell his story. Fredric hesitated for years on
recalls going to church with his cousin and really not
while living with his aunt. During this time God began to deal with him on forgiveness and being made whole.
murdered right in front of his eyes. And the killer had every intention of killing him as well as he stabbed
Almond. It gave him the strength to forgive and the How many times has someone offended you over and over and you were able to forgive? There is a
real with yourself. Is unforgiveness holding you back? you free.
and trust in the Lord. Fredric tells his story with honesty and realness. As a man of God he feels that as
forgiveness is not only for offender but also the offended. The body of Christ unfortunately has many failed
down there are still issues that have not been dealt with.
<> For more on Teante Gray check out his blog:
www.gospelnewzfeed.wordpress.com You can also follow him on Twitter :
â€œForgiveness is a process that will take time, and trust in the
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id you know that hearing is a tool for learn-
my big brother teaching me all about life. All this was going on in my mind while attending
Slay (the Drama King) ha ha. I was feeling that longer because I wanted to live right and get my life
TRUTH ...OR LIES
is in every other song. Artists degrade women and
But there is a saving grace to it all. There is music that is encouraging real life and not music that tells of the good life to be had in Christ.
One truth music artist says it like this â€œIts like the devil
a relief to hear something that reminds me of me.
The violence in this world is starting to come to an
from Christian artists. There were lyrical talents that
believe the lies in the lyrics and succumb to the Fear
throughout each verse like Common. Yet they were
is feeding them.
Locally and nationally I found music that was truth.
Truth music is in my life to stay. No longer do I even just declare it out of their mouth. I could say â€œget
-- a real one. Thanks to artists like Bizzle and
TRUTH MUSIC! <>
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I WILL NOT BE SILENT RANIESA GRAY-JOHNSON
ecently I have been very aware of the
your family has labeled you as a holy roller and started to treat you differently. They no longer laugh at your jokes; instead they talk about you behind your back and
articles about Christians being the new most hated insinuating that your objection to homosexual behavior is to succumb to silence instead of voicing their beliefs for
Since when did disagreeing with someone
trouble? Since when has silence become the norm as When has anything worth having ever been
the just and the unjust! To say that Christians are judgmental without acknowledging the same level of intolerance towards those that are accusing is an oxymoron. The recognized that there was something very wrong about
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who criticize our beliefs and why we choose to believe in the manner in which we do. There is a constant
â€œSINCE WHEN DID DISAGREEING WITH SOMEONE BECOME A REASON TO ISOLATE AND PERSECUTE THEM?â€? attack on religion throughout society in this country and death and the gift of God is eternal life. I believe in the
terrorist activity. The massacre and brutality of the
behavior is against the word of God. None of these
are allowed to exist.
intent. These are my beliefs and I stand by them wholeheartedly. a homosexual lifestyle or engaging in homosexual activities. This does not mean that I am condemning
restrictions on religion. But because some of the most
Not at all. Just like a child that you love with all your heart makes decisions in his or her life that you are This study indicates that several countries use
vehemently object to the very idea of religious freedom. Yet that is exactly what this country was
decision. What you chose to believe does not affect my choice either way.
the face of the God who loved me enough to send His ONLY son to die for me. Religious freedom means that religious freedom! That means I am free to believe what I chose to believe regardless if you agree with it or not!
also means that others have the right not to agree with it. I WILL NOT BE SILENT. WWW.DOMINIONAUTHORITYMAGAZINE.COM 29
Sig n of t heTimes SIGN OF THE TIMES WISDOM
DR. Raymond Johnson
Our world most recently has seemed to
Sign of t â€œI told you these things so that you can have
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together for the good to them that love God and
ones who feel as if we are in need. There is a them all. He is sovereign!!! As human beings we are often self- centered as if we are the only
t heTimes condition we are in when the reality is God is at
to know God and there are some moments we
world. There are some moments that are just signs of the times.<> Dr. Raymond Johnson is the pastor of
us that God is at work in each of us according to
Calvary Revival Church Peninsula. For more info go to:
www.crcpeninsula.org or call: (757) 245-1747
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The Story Of
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Divine Purpose A
via social media that touch the hearts of thousands
mother. Because she was such a young child when
to the hearts of all who watched it. Beyond the
with her father. admitted that the video was created to boost her
Grandma was not easy. When she was just ten her. Family gatherings and times when she should
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lack of communication about such issues in her family left her without a sense of security to talk
that the day was the same day that she would lose her own life or that of one of her children. Each
She has only recently been able to celebrate March to a lot of violence. She witnessed her aunts and that the day was cursed. As an 18-year-old mother with a 3-monththe constant abuse that her mother endured. As a to beat on her. 34 DOMINION AUTHORITY MAGAZINE JULY 2013
very fast. Her family was unfortunately not very
Antonina knew she had to get out. After her
they were forced to leave their home in the
leave undetected. She remembers this night being man. She found herself searching for love in all the
behavior. She recalls him choking her and beating her in front of her children; something that she had vowed to never allow as a result of witnessing her mother in the same situation. But this was still not enough to get her She would get her aunt to babysit so she could go out as much as she wanted. Although never a
she had started selling drugs. So she got away
hotel where no one knew where they were. She knew that she needed to change some things in her re-united. He became everything that she had
was ready to make that change.
new baby into their home as if she was his own. seemed to calm down and get back into a different between them than they were before. She was wrong. with her again.
another baby with some one other than him. His
aunts home while she and her kids were still inside. A man that Antonina had sold drugs to was angry
the child was not his. This began the abuse. He
when she realized that her children were enduring exactly what she endured as she watched her own mother being abused. She was again reminded of the vow she made to herself.
enough to convince Antonina that things needed to change. She continued to hustle and club. But the lifestyle was starting to wear on her.
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This church began her home away from home and began to heal from the many and worked on getting her life back on track. She her by encouraging her to be what God called her to be. She lovingly recalls how he would tell her that she was fearfully and wonderfully made and that she was a mighty woman of God. Things she
her how to love her children the way God intended.
witness to someone else and show them the grace and mercy of God. are evident as she talks about what God has done
or succumb to it. in her home while her children were there. She lifestyle. Antonina found herself listening to Charles Munson on television one evening. By this time against the enemy and be strong for those that are
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(left) Antonina and her sons, (right)
So she made the YouTube video that went viral. Her intention was not necessarily to gain
story. Instead of dealing with and believing what the bullies know that she had already been through more than what they were trying to do and that she
abuse services. Beyond the businesses that Antonina has
Antonina believes whole-heartedly in her rights of women. <> life for Christ. Antonina recalls God showing her
of where God has brought you from and why you others know that they can heal.
ROAD to Recovery Have you ever experienced loss? How do you heal after the loss of a loved one? Where do you turn for encouragement after the loss of a friendship? How do you rebuild after the loss of your job? How do you bounce back after the failure of a cherished dream? How do you recover from devastating loss after a disaster? In The Road to Recovery, Dr. Goodman shares teachings on how to apply Christian principles during seasons of loss while exploring the journey of Ruth and Naomi in the Old Testament. From a season of barrenness to a season of blessedness, Ruth’s and Naomi’s story is a biblical example of restoration after death, poverty, and desertion. The Road to Recovery is for anyone seeking spiritual enlightenment and encouragement while experiencing any form of loss.
$20.00 154 pages 6x9 inch Paperback The Road to Recovery ISBN: 9780989248013 Mac Publishing
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Goodman is the Senior Pastor/ Teacher of the Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, GA, a growing church with membership exceeding 5,000. He can also be seen weekly on the “Kingdom Living” television broadcast and heard daily via WTHB Praise 96.9FM providing encouragement via the “Spiritual Vitamin.” Dr. Goodman is the founder of DaGOODRev Ministries, LLC, a ministry in which he spreads the Gospel in real and relevant ways through preaching and teaching. Dr. Goodman is also the author of You Can’t Run From Purpose (2012).
Purchase a copy at
L Church in Augusta. Dr. Goodman is a man that loves
struggles in his youth as motivation behind his most recent book.
of Ruth and Naomi to show how you can come back Ruth loses everything that she held dear; her Dr. Goodman has taken a familiar story and
message of reconstruction after devastation. She lost know that there is a Road to Recovery.<>
Generational Curses: Lies and Lust By Alvin Franklin Generational Curses: Lies and Lust
after she cheated and left. desperately for his soul. Multiple sex partners were taking its toll. Bits and pieces of his soul seep and spill away because he was sharing himself with so many women.
been too kind to the men in my family.
I got this. And now I can understand why my father kept such things from me. This is the same cycle that has cycled for four generations.
Maybe there is a relief in failing.
One absent of lies and mistrust. One without the generational curses of Lies and Lust. <>
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