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Devotional - “Forgiveness” Virgil L. Wilson Sr.
Devotional - “His Grace” Pastor Derek Hooper
Monthly Scripture - Rey P.
Devotional - “Long way from freedom” - William Conner
Devotional - “Understanding” Joseph Evans
Edification - Autry Ray Charles
Devotional - “Within my inner man” - Danny Dean
Devotional - “The Hook is Hidden - Rev. Leroy Ford
Short Story - “One Way Out” Jimmy Brigham
Devotional - “How much compassion do you have”? - Jimmy Tennison
Devotional - LOVE - Ray P.
Devotional - “The benefits of Life” - Humberto Garcia “Big G”
Devotional - “Laws of Prosperity” - King D.W. Brooks
Poem - “Forbidden Line” Antonio Oesby
“Grace” - Mark Feagins
The Regeneration Era - Brother Raw Dog
Trivia Answers/New Trivia Questions/Did you know/ Christian humor/Truth’s
Helpful Hints for Inmates and their families
Volume 4, Issue 9
Mailing List Members to Date: 378
June 15, 2012
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couple of weekends ago she was able to volunteer for her This year is moving right second marriage seminar along and God is still doing with Johnny and Betty wonderful things with and Moﬃtt, which I can’t think through The Day of the of the name of their minisLord Ministries! try right now (Worldwide Voice in the Wilderness), By the time you receive but it’s huge! They did a this month’s newsletter seminar at the Stringfellow and if all went well, we Unit which I heard it was a should have just had our huge success. She got to first annual Fundraiser meet some other believers Dinner. The last I spoke that are assisting us in other with my wife everything areas as well. I want to give was falling in place and a shout out to all the guys at looking good. So I would the Stringfellow Unit, and a like to take this time out to special one to Stephen thank everyone who atWashington who wasn’t in tended the fundraiser, eve- the seminar but has been ryone who donated, every- partnered with this ministry one who assisted in it, and almost from the beginning. all of you who have been Brother I thank you for your praying for us. I never im- support, donations, and agined the ministry would more importantly your praygrow to this point, but God ers! Thank you also for makhad diﬀerent plans when ing my wife feel comfortable He birthed it in my spirit. and for praying for us when So I praise Him daily for you two got to meet. She using a nobody like my really connected with your wife and I to oversee a spirit! ministry that have been This Fall, I think in October able to bless others. my wife will be volunteering for the Women’s Outside Along with all my wife does for this ministry, she Kairos of North Texas. So for you guys who have fehas also been busy networking with others. Just a male love ones who have
never experienced a Kairos weekend, please get an application to them as soon as possible, I can assure you they will love it! Even if they don’t live in the Dallas area there are Kairos in diﬀerent parts of Texas, and all the chaplain oﬃces should have applications but if not, write the ministry address and ask my wife to send you some. Thanks again for everyone's support and prayers, and I would like to solicit some words of encouragement and articles from our freeworld readers. I know it’s many of you who have a word from the Lord to share with us. Until next time may you keep your focus on Jesus! Be Blessed, V.L. Wilson Sr. Our new email address is: email@example.com
The mission of “The Day of the Lord Ministries” is to embrace oﬀenders, ex-oﬀenders, and their family members with love through the various groups under our umbrella; to assist them in becoming equipped with the things they’ll need to be productive citizens, and loving family members.
Membership in The Day of The Lord Ministries includes all persons participating in any of the stated Ministries who choose to embrace our stated vision and values
To be an instrument through which the power of the Holy Spirit can minister to oﬀenders, exoﬀenders, and their family members. Causing them to be self confident as they learn their purpose; to develop a new attitude toward their circumstance and rise above it.
“……if anyone has a complaint against another, even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.” Colossians 3:13 “FORGIVENESS” For many Christians this is where their relationship with Jesus becomes stagnant! Refusing to heed to the command of Jesus himself to forgive will spiritually drain you (Matthew 6:14-15). The Bible says: “……for everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required”… (Luke 12:48). Much forgiveness has been granted to every believer from God. So since we can’t forgive God for anything, He requires us to forgive one another. God blessed me with a personal lesson on forgiveness, and a testimony that will leave many speechless. Through that lesson, there’s nothing anyone can do against me that I wouldn’t be able to forgive them for. At the same time during that lesson I was able to release some unforgiveness and animosity of my own. Unforgiveness is like a cancer if not caught in its early stage. It will begin to fester and before you know it, it will be out of control! And the worse part about not forgiving someone is, in the long run it only hurts you. The other person is out of your life doing their thing, and you are still angry and mad at just the thought of them. God wants us to experience a complete and abundant life, but that’s impossible if we have unresolved issues such as unforgiveness. Psalms 86:5 says: “For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon you”. We also must be ready to forgive!
Be Blessed! Virgil L. Wilson Sr.
Gregory & Melissa Alvis Sherry Duruji-Lewis Darnell & Amber Johnson Cedric & Cynthia Powell Gregory & Beretha White
Larry “LB” Barker Vernon & Lora Falls Jeanne Lewis Vence & Regina Thompson Sandra Wilbanks
Kristen Bonnee Jo Linda Gibson Dionicio & Nanncy Martinez Darlene Warren Virgil & Shy Wilson
Remember it's not about us, it's all about Him!
ACTIVE FRONTLINE MESSAGE FOR JUNE Thank God for the difficulties in your life. Thank Him for your enemies and the “haters” in your life. Why? Because Proverbs 24:10 says “IF YOU FAINT IN THE DAY OF ADVERSITY, YOUR STRENGTH IS SMALL.” If it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger. Remember that! See you next month. Active Frontline Ministries Beto One “HIS GRACE” “His grace has brought me through it all, It cause me to fall to my knees. His grace keeps me safe in His arms, Forever I shall be saved by His sweet grace. His grace is kindness through out eternity, Praise His holy name for His wonderful grace. His grace saved me from hells judgment day. O’ how precious is His grace to me always, I thank you Heavenly Father for your sweet grace, for pouring it out from you throne room above. Thank you Heavenly Father for amazing grace, how sweet the sound.” By: Pastor Derek Hooper SCRIPTURE OF THE MONTH: The world has become a place where demons and spirits constantly seek to oppress the hearts of humanity. Jesus the Lord of all creation alone can free the souls from demonic oppression. That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. (Matthew 8:16) Rey P.
LONG WAY FROM FREEDOM This where the roads clear, this way the time expire. In this life we all fighting, liberation penitentiaries, jailhouses, TYC’s . We still fighting the struggle but at the same time we fighting against time in the life. We alienated & suppressed been discriminated against but the show still goes on and the band keep marching. My ancestors was slaves chained up on that Mayflower singing praises of the Lord for encouragement. Now look at our life, we still dealing with slavery penitentiary live by man-made slavery we still here hoping one day we can break the chains and be free at last...LONG WAY FROM FREEDOM. SHOUT OUTS… Virgil & Shy God bless you, Yuri Luckette God bless you too. Yoakmon L. Hearn God bless you. Charles Young bless you to my most Almighty Jesus Christ… Sincerely yours William Conner #867364
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: *UNDERSTANDING* Our understanding tend to falter at time when we fall back into our old ways continually, because we allow ourselves to be enticed by the very thing that we want deliverance from. For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful (1 Corinthians 14:14). We try so hard to not fall back into that old life style but to no avail because we do it under our own understanding. We get in the way of what God want to do in our life; we need to start getting out of the way and allow God to get in the way! We should not be a people pleaser, but a real pleaser! Our fight is not against flesh and blood; we all need to “stop” fighting one another. If we keep it real with God in words and actions, we will keep it real all the times because our heart is fixed and our mind is made up!!! We don’t need to compromise with the world; we will have their blood on our hands if we alter the Word of God in any way to please the people of the world...And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean (Ezekiel 44:23). We need to have the understanding that unfulfilled desires don’t have to take the joy out of life; as we get to know God’s heart, He become our joy. A man’s heart plans his way, but God direct his steps (Proverbs 16:9). Understanding our valuable lessons are learned from examining the lives of God’s people who’ve gone before. We have a home in Heaven above from sin and sorrow free; a mansion which eternal love designed and formed for us. to all the true Christians, Heaven is spelled H-O-M-E! Praying for you all May God Bless You Joseph Junior Evans #604541 Michael Unit Lord Jesus Christ Ministries HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!
I wish to share with all the brothers & sisters who are members of the body of Christ which make up the church (1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Romans 12:1-17; Ephesians 4:1-16; Ephesians 5:18-33). Lots of time it’s the little things that count like remembering a prisoner (s) Hebrews 13:1-4 and it’s good to give a shout-out to them (Galatians 6:9, 10) I want to take this opportunity to shout out a blessing to the following prisoners on Michael Unit: String Ray, Half Breed, Nephew-Hard Head, Shorty Mack, Big Mack, Little Fifth, Four Three, Robert Lee Brown (Chris Hernandez - Scoopie) especially a blessing out to Bro. Prince and all the brothers on Michael Unit. I also shout out a blessing to all the brothers & sisters on all the units. Shout out a blessing to you; Paul Thibodeaux… I desire to help you on your legal issues. So have your people to write me at: Autry (Elijah) Ray Charles #316149, Michael Unit, 2664 FM 2054, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886...any brother or sister need help with their legal issue on their case, I wish to help. I study the law and my service is to service my brothers and sisters. A special shout out of blessings to all the brothers and sisters in Christ. Ps. 1: 1-6 Love in Christ, Brother Autry Ray Charles (Elijah) Shout out blessings upon: Mr. & Mrs. Michael Robinson, Catrina Robinson, Greg & Beretha White, Liz Compton, Roderick & Myra Hunter, Michael & Regina Reynolds, Edward & Lavonia Williams, Rico & Tyana Sherman, Vence & Regina Thompson, Virgil & Shy Wilson, Gregory & Melissa Alvis, Dionicio & Nanncy Martinez, Sherry Duruji-Lewis, Jeanne Lewis, Cedric & Cynthia Powell, Vernon & Lora Falls, Jacob & Rachelle Cliff, Andrew & Lori Charlton. Job 23:10-12; James 1:22=27; Luke 6:46-49; Eph. 5: 1-33; Eph. 6: 1-9, Proverbs 18:22; Ps. 84:11, 1 Peter 3: 1-22 Autry Ray Charles #316149, Michael Unit
Dear Friends: I just want to extend my thanks to the ministry for taking time to share with us who are incarcerated. I want to say I am on Eastham with Bro. Virgil and he is truly an inspiration to me. When I first spoke to him I expressed my deep need for peace within my heart, I wanted God’s love to shine through onto my face from within my heart. Let me tell you all I can see the smile without even trying which tells me God is at work in my life. I know already he has blessed me in so many, many ways and it’s only the start. After 33 years flat being here in prison, I am healthy, strong, positive, and saved. Although I have no children and never been married, I have been made ready for it in the very near future by my God who tells me to go forth and multiply. I extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation to you all for caring. I have this poem I would like to share with all. May God bless you all and keep you safe. I’m on my way out in the month of November 2012, Praise God! In Christ, Danny R. Dean #317365 “WITHIN MY INNER MAN” For so many years I’ve tasted defeat, for I didn’t have the will to win. Each day my sorrows would weigh me down, and my fight would melt within. I took my stripes without complaint, and readied myself for more pain. Why I would lose I did not know, the reason I couldn’t explain. Then one day I felt a surge of strength, and the confidence to move ahead and I realized my need to grasp onto life, and arise from amongst the dead. There is a God above who heard my cry, and released the burden I felt. It was all my sins, my wrongs, my debt, with which he promptly dealt, He took my sins, my wrongs, and he hung them upon that cross, He gave me strength, the will, the need, to never again feel loss. God is real, I can vouch for that, no debt, no loss, no pain I harkened unto and called on God, and I can truly say he came. For 33 years I’ve lived in pain, a life within a cell, but some never leave nor find their peace, content to be destined for hell. Soon I’ll step out from behind these walls, to begin a life brand new with my heart finally set, and mind made up, to travel a road of few. There can be no catching up, just the simple joy of each day, allowing Him to lead and guide me along, I’ll follow his steps and pray, I’ll make mistakes as all humans must, but true forgiveness is holding my hand. So I’ll keep going forward doing His will, and always the best that I can. Stumbling and falling, oh sure it shall be, but He’ll lift me up a new man, to accomplish the tasks He’s placed on me, to boldly take my stand. I know that I’m ready for he’s made me so, with the blessings and grace from above, with strength and guidance from the only God, whose chief commandment is love. My desires are few by the standards of man, and my needs my God will supply. I have no worries of what will be, for on my God I do rely. There are no words to express my thanks, for I know were I should be, but He gave me this chance to come inside, He’s set my spirit free. Mr. Danny R. Dean
THE HOOK IS HIDDEN!!! The Lord God have been working a word in my spirit for about two weeks now. I’ve been ministering on my line or cell block about how doors are open to demonic spirits. No one wants to teach or touch the matter of the fallen Angels who fell with Satan. They are used by Satan to oppress all of mankind. These fallen angels are called demons today. These demons today all have names, they also have character. Their character is used to oppress humans once you allow them to take place in your life. Lust is a demonic spirit, Hate is a demonic spirit, Murder is a demonic spirit, Adultery is a demonic spirit, Fornication is a demonic spirit, every sone that we commit is led by the spirit of Satan. His job is to oppress us and keep is from reaching our purpose here on earth. Lucifer who had fallen is now called the devil, Satan and other names in the bible. Every manner of sin that is known to men comes from Satan. Every sin produced by the devil and these fallen angels with him is geared to lead you further and further away from God. We as people open doors to these spirits and attacks, by thought, will or deed. We give them place in our lives by the desire to feed the flesh with the attributes of Satan which is sin. This information should be a eye opener for someone today. “The Hook Is Hidden!” The word of God will come out of Proverbs 7:1-27. Here we find a man of God trying to warn men and women to beware of the spirit of Lust, that is one both men and women who have not been healed by the power of God. Satan will use every person who open a door to him to destroy us, he use things such as drugs, money and property etc. If you allow things or people who are used by Satan to draw you in, then The Hook Is Hidden! In this story we find a married woman who have a assignment from Satan to lead men to dead. Lets look at vs. 10, and behold, there met him a woman with the attire of a harlot, and subtle of heart. Vs. 15. Therefore can I out to meet you, diligently to seek your face, and I have found you. vs. 16. I have decked my bed with covering of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. Vs. 19. For the good man is not at home, he is gone on a long journey. To the women of this ministry, that woman for you could be a man who is trying to pressure you to lay with him because your husband is not home. Woman of God, don’t listen to that spirit. The same demonic spirit on him is trying to lead you to the same place of death. for she has casted down many wounded, yes, many strong men have been slain by her. That is verse 26 and 27 Her or his house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death. The Hook Is Hidden. Please go back and read this whole story. Matthew 14:1-12, A King began to sleep with his brother’s wife. John the Baptist uncovered their sin and the woman Herodias hated John, her hate was so strong, the demonic oppression on her was so strong and powerful that she manipulated her child to deceive King Herod with a dance. She used her child to have John killed; “The Hook Is Hidden!” Then she had her child to bring John’s head to her on a plate, how out of control is that? People often teach that we as people do what we do! But the truth of the matter is once you choose sin which is an assignment of and from Satan, you open the door to his followers to lead and control your life, you are hooked by the beauty of sin and the pleasure of the flesh. When a fisherman place shrimp on the hook, the fish don’t see the trap. They can’t see their death shortly before them, “The Hook Is Hidden”. Satan and the fallen angels, now demons are baiting people in! Every son in your life is a hidden hook from Satan to control your life until he get you to the place of death. the blessing for us is the Son of God came to break the hooks off your life. You have been set free, as you get deeper into the word, Jesus will make you free. Men and Women of God see sin for what it is, Satan’s opportunity to control and destroy you! Rev. Leroy Ford #649695 BE WISE CHOOSE JESUS AND FOLLOW HIM; GOD BLESS YOU ALL
ONE WAY OUT Praise God my dear readers! I want you all to know that it brings me great joy to endeavor to bring glory to God through my short stories. I’m so grateful to God for calling me to this writing ministry. I hope you not only enjoy these stories but that you may come to exercise the measure of faith God has dealt each one of us. See (Romans 12:3) with that, I pray you’ll be blessed through this story entitled “ONE WAY OUT.” “Irving honey, look at Reuben, he’s such a gifted child with his hands.” “Yes, he is sweetheart. I just wish he was a normal child like our Rickey and other children.” “I find it so strange that Reuben is the only one in either of our family whose ever had poliomyelitis.” Mercedes said, “Yeah, and that severe as well,” Irving responded. Reuben was nine years old, he was a very unique child, one who could play a keyboard without ever taking a single lesson. Every morning Reuben awakened he’s slide from his bed into his electric wheelchair and then roll himself to his open window and sing softly to the Lord as he lifted his eyes looking up into the starry skies. His parents stood outside of his doors ever since the day he started his morning worship and never disturbed him once. Although he played and song softly, the neighbors could still hear and also enjoy Reuben as he sat and worshipped the Lord whom he loved. Easter Sunday was one of Reuben’s favorite Sundays even if he didn't believe in the Easter bunny, but he sure enjoyed the eggs, he also got to sing and play the keyboard for the church. After the service was ending the Pastor announced to everyone that there was going to be a couple of people getting baptized on Wednesday night and he wanted the members to come and witness the baptism. Reuben was excited about it, “can we come mom, huh? Can we come and see?” He asked as he shook her arm. Smiling she agreed as they all stood to pray and dismiss themselves. Wednesday night baptism went well. Reuben was so intrigued by it that he said to his mom on the way home, “Mom, one day I’m going to be a Pastor just like ours. I can’t wait because I want to baptize people also.” Not knowing how to respond to him, Mercedes squeezed Irving’s hand as she looked at him with an expectancy to give an answer. “Uhh why yes son, yes yes you can be a Pastor someday, just keep the faith.” “Yeah faith Reuben, keep faith,” his six year old brother Rickey stated as he nodded. It was 8:00PM when Mercedes put Reuben in the tub while Irving and Rickey went off to the store. Talking on the phone Mercedes remembered Reuben, making haste toward the bathroom she stopped just short of opening the door as she heard Reuben’s voice, “I baptize you in the name f the Father, the son and in the hole you gooooo!” Fighting not to laugh out loud as she eased the door open to see what Reuben was baptizing in the hole you go. It was Fuzzy their small puddle. “Okay sweetheart, now that he is baptized, let’s get you dry and ready for bed.” “You see mom, see, I can baptize but when I get out of this old chair, I’ll be able to baptize real people,” he smiled as he looked into her face expecting a reply. When she didn’t answer his voice lowered, “you don’t believe I’ll ever walk do you mom?” Mercedes couldn’t answer him because she was afraid of disappointing him and Irving wasn’t around for her to shift the question on so she just simple said, “your father said you’re going to be a Pastor son so just keep believing it.” with that she laid him down upon his bed, kissed him and left. Lying upon his bed he begin talking to his God, “Lord, nobody believes you’re going to help me to walk but I do, I believe, I believe with all of my heart,” he whispered as he fell asleep. CONTINUE ON THE NEXT PAGE
ONE WAY OUT...CONTINUES C-o-u-g-h,-c-o-u-g-h, what on earth is going on? C-o-u-g-h-c-o-u-g-h,” Reuben coughed as he looked around in the dark sniffing the air. “Oh my God, I smell smoke.” Looking down at the bottom of the door he saw a reflection on the hallway floor that looked like a blaze of fire and smoke rushing under the door. As he rushed to get into his wheelchair he could hear the small cry of his dog Fuzzy. Making his way to the door as soon as he opened it he saw that the blaze had blocked his only way out. No one could get in through the windows because of the burglar bars. The only possible way out for Reuben was upstairs. He sat in his chair coughing as the blaze engulfed him. while he yet sat faintly in his chair out of nowhere Fuzzy leaped into his lap happily licking him in the face. “f-u-z-z-y-hu-h-h-u-h-, how di…” he leaped from his lap ran to the stairs yelping as to be beckoning him to come. “Surely my word is settled on earth as it is in heaven, now get thee up and walk,” an audible voice filled the room. “Yelp Yelp,” running to the stairs Fuzzy happily wagged his stub. Looking up at the top of the stairs stood a tall image of a man who was dressed in pure white. “Jesus,” Reuben whispered as he rose up from his chair heading upstairs toward the stretched out hands. As soon as he reached Him he fell into His arms and cried. The moment he opened his eyes he found himself standing alone in the alley behind his house where firefighters fought diligently to put the fire out. Bare feet and still in his pajamas Reuben ran across the neighbor’s yard crying out for his parents as he searched the crowd for them. He ran the street until out of nowhere, he was snatched up from the ground. “Reuben, Oh God Reuben, my son, my son,” Irving cried as he held on to him as they were joined by Mercedes, Rickey, Fuzzy and a host of other relatives and friends. The night was far spent as the huge crowd of people stood around quietly listening to Reuben as he shared his teary testimony. By 6:00AM everyone who stood around that night, from the eldest to the youngest had surrendered their lives to Christ. From the policemen, the paramedics, the firemen, to the media, every soul around got saved. After Irving was finally able to get his family away to an hotel so they could spend some time alone and wind down he was finally able yo talk to Reuben about Fuzzy because that left them completely confused because Fuzzy had been with them all along. In fact, it was Fuzzy who had awakened them to the fire that had separated them from him. “Mom, Dad, I can’t explain that no more than I can explain the love of God who sent His Son into that burning house to personally deliver me but I’m glad He did and not only that He blessed me to walk. Walking wasn’t the greatest experience in all of the.” He paused a minute, cleared his throat then continued, “The moment He took me in His arms was a moment I never wanted to end. From heaven, the Holy Son of God personally visited me and even as I talk to you about it I still can’t explain it.” he looked at each one of them and said, “I had only ONE WAY OUT and Jesus showed it to me, it’s His way or no way. JESUS CHRIST IS THE WAY. (John 14:6) Jimmy Brigham #746533 Soul Survivors Ministry Eastham Unit 2665 Prison Road #1 Lovelady, TX 75851
“HOW MUCH COMPASSION DO YOU HAVE?” As you begin to reading this devotion, if someone is sitting near you, touch them and ask: “How much compassion do you have?” Here when we look at the word compassion, Webster’s define the word as this: sympathy for someone who is suffering or distressed in some way. “compassionate”. Ps. 86:15 says this: BUT YOU, O LORD, ARE A GOD FULL OF...what? “COMPASSION”, & GRACIOUS, LONGSUFFERING, and ABUNDANT IN MERCY & TRUTH…”(LOVE)”...know that’s the kind of God we serve...He’s always there for (us) you, no matter how rough the road may seem. Are you there for your brothers and sisters when they need you. “How much compassion do you have?” See my brothers and sisters for is to be CHRISTLIKE we have to show COMPASSION. Ps. 86:5 NIV says: YOU ARE FORGIVING AND GOOD, O LORD ABOUNDING IN...what?...LOVE TO ALL not some but ALL WHO CALL TO YOU. Sometimes we have the intent to despise the RICHES of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, but the goodness of God showing His compassion to others leads them to repentance (Romans 2:4)… that’s what it’s ALL about, Judgment is withheld only to give time to...what?...REPENT! Israel was a rebellious people but, “GOD being FULL of COMPASSION forgave their iniquity.” (Ps. 78:38).” We know that God showed His compassion on the multitude of people in Matthew 9: 35 & 36. Compassion is only found in the nature of God, because only God knows the depth of individuals pain, need & suffering. He knows human weaknesses (Hebrew 4:15), CHRISTLIKENESS causes us to learn JESUS heart of COMPASSION of SENSITIVITY which works through the HOLY SPIRIT (Hebrews 13:3, Romans 12:15). His tears over Jerusalem brought, COMPASSION (Luke 19: 41-44). His tears at the tomb of Lazarus brought COMPASSION (John 11:35). In closing it moves more and more into the dimension of discipleship that discovers the COMPASSION of CHRIST flowing through a person to CARE for and SERVE OTHERS. “HOW MUCH COMPASSION DO YOU HAVE?” May God Greatly & Richly Bless each of you is my prayer. Evangelist Jimmy L. Tennison
LOVE We know that the power of love between two individuals can only be strong and solid by the blood of Jesus Christ. So here goes 15 answers on how to express and show the unconditional love of God. (Also for singles) 1. Love take time. It needs a history of giving and receiving, laughter and crying. 2. Love never promises instant gratification, only ultimate fulfillment. Love means believing in someone, in something. It supposes a willingness to struggle to work, ro suffer and to rejoice. Satisfaction and ultimate fulfillment are by product of dedicated love. They belong to those who can reach beyond themselves; to who giving is more important than receiving. Love is doing everything you can to help others build whatever dreams they have. 3. Love involves much careful and active listening. It is doing whatever needs to be done and saying wonderful things that make the other happy. It doesnâ€™t hurt. 4. Love is on a constant journey to what others need. It must be attentive, caring, loving and open, both to what others say and to what others cannot say. 5. Love always protect with great compassionate. Love is firm, but when needed it must be tender. 6. Love give good encouraging words in time of disappointment and discouragement. 7. Love is reliable. 8. Love is tenderhearted and commitment, happiness dedicated, and helpful. 9. Love is not selfish. 10. Love is forgiving. 11. Love does not attach conditions but trust in what God has for it. 12. Love realizes and accepts that there will be disagreements and disturbing emotions...there will be times when miles may between, but love is a commitment. It believe and endures all things. 13. Love give positive input through difficulties and hard times. 14. Love is intimate, love will never reject others. It is the first to encourage and the last to condemn. 15. Love is a commitment to growth, happiness, and fulfillment of one another. Love In Christ, Rey P
“The benefits of Life” The word of God says, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.” Psalm 68:19 In this day and age it so very obvious that the concerns of the world is benefits. The notion before anything else is - what’s in it for me?...what can I get out this? So on and so on. Look at the verse above and notice that at the end it says “SELAH”. In other words “meditate on this”. Everyday, it says we are being loaded with benefits. Everyday, daily, we are being given so much. the word days so many things and ways that we are receiving His benefits. For the sake of time and space, we’ll look at something that sort of rolls it up nicely. Looking at Psalms 103: 1-5, we will see how David was speaking to himself in acknowledging the importance of how the Lord was blessing him with benefits. It says: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities; Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from destruction; Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies; Who satisfies your mouth with good things; So that your youth is renewed like the eagles. You can see how David knew that he was being given the benefits of life. He knew where it all was coming from. Today I ask you brothers & sisters, take time out and bless the Lord from the depths of your whole being and say thank you Lord for every day loading me with benefits, for storing within me the treasures that will be and are more valuable than anything on this earth. Thank you for the renewing fo this mind, for the plans you have for us, for the forgiveness of all our sins, for being merciful to us, for salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Like Paul says: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who blessed us with “ALL” spiritual blessings in Heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3. In other words, we have been blessed with spiritual benefits. Like people who work and receive the benefits, so we who have received the Lord have the BENEFITS OF LIFE TODAY! Be blessed my brothers & sisters in Christ and may each of you know that in Him we have everything we need! Your brother in Christ Humberto Garcia De Alma “Big G”
LAWS OF PROSPERITY God has set in this life laws for His people to live by. These laws are not bad but they are for our good. However God has his will for His people. It is God’s will according to the Bible for His people to live in prosperity it brings glory to God. There are laws of prosperity that we must obey in order to prosper like God wants us to. 1. The First Law of Prosperity is to Believe that it’s God’s will for you to prosper: If you have children you wouldn’t want them to lack in the things they need. We are God’s children and he wants us to have what we need. In Romans 8:32 God’s word tells us that He will give us freely all things. If this us truth then why is God children living without? The reason is because lack of faith. James 1:6, 7. A man that wavers can’t expect nothing from God. We have a obligation to have faith in God and never doubt one thing that we ask God. The demons and people will come to make you doubt God but you must trust God no matter what. 2. The Second Law of Prosperity is to be a Giver not a taker; There is a song we sing in church that says you can’t beat God giving. Jesus said it plainly in Luke 6:38 “Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure pressed down and shaken together and running over shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye withal it shall be measured to you. you become a hero when you give. you are a wonderful person to everybody as long as you have things to give and as long as you are generous to others. Give good will, your wishes, your time, your talents, your life and your all. When you seek a church home don’t go there just to get what you can get from it go there to give what you have to offer and watch your life prosper. Obey the Laws of Prosperity and watch your life go to another level. Finally Brothers and Sisters our sins separate us from God. He will not hear us when we pray. Isaiah 1:15, Proverbs 1:28 Confess your sins 1 John 1:9 and repent. Whatsoever we ask we receive of Him because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 1 John 3:22 From God’s Throne Room The Minister of Music King D.W. Brooks
FORBIDDEN LINE If only you knew what was on the other side of (that) mountain, surely you’d take a totally different path, because once you cross that “FORBIDDEN LINE - “ there’s no escaping the grip of it asphyxiating aftermath. Your life (will) change forever - and never will you again be the same, you’ll experience repercussions that insensitive to your cry, and to make matters worse - “you only have (YOU) to blame” Your trials and tribulations will began to haunt you, like a nightmare in the middle of the day, and if never you’ve had a conversation with “GOD,” it won’t be long before you learn to “Kneel and Pray” And YES, “GOD will hear you,” but that doesn’t mean He’ll give you an immediate sign, because (everyone) must be held responsible for their actions… when crossing that “FORBIDDEN LINE” Mr. Antonio Oesby #13350-007 FCC, USP - 2 P.O. Box 1034 Coleman, Florida 33521
“GRACE” Greetings my Brothers and Sisters! What a lockdown! I lost a man who I always thought of as my Spiritual Father his name was Ike Johnson. But God’s grace… Let’s look at Titus 3; foolish, disobedient, lusting, pleasures, envy, hateful, hating and a lover of money. But God, we have got to let God get this mess out of our lives; God will NOT bless no mess. Look at your world now, look at other people’s world. Today my world is great. See we can not do it without God. My brother, Michael Schwartz once walked up to me and said: “Hey Feagins as for me and my house we will server the Lord. I never answered, “Hey Michael, I give up I’m tired of fighting as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” I can’t stop thinking if not for Jesus were would I be? Michael pray for me because like you said it ain’t over until it’s over. Now in closing let’s read Ecclesiastes 3:1-10. May God our Father keep you and Bless you all! With much Love Mark Anthony Feagins
The Re-generation Era From: Merriam Webster’s Dictionary Regenerate:
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formed or created again spiritually reborn or converted restored to a better, higher, or more worthy state.
spiritual renewal or revival restoration of body, or biological system
I personally want to thank God for the era I’ve come to witness. I am currently being housed at the Wynne Unit ; here, the head Warden is being utilized for the glory of the Lord. Warden V. Pittman/Chaplain C. Page God the Father, has teamed up two men of valor to tear down and build up the kingdom; the broken cisterns that were once in the valley, they now flow with living water through the aqueduct to various programs that have been implemented by these men. My spiritual eyes are open to see how these initiatives are effective in this wilderness, the gratitude of praise/worship are exemplified, they promote growth: spiritual growth; life-changing growth; and reentry adjustments, by having an encounter with God on a Walk to Emmaus’. I thought I would never see men flocking to the rec yard/gym or dayroom posted up for a “O.G.” call from Heaven, this is a regenerate hand from God touching individuals lives; even Muslim brothers have come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. The Apostle Paul described this scenery in the Ephesians letter (Chapter 2:1-22) please read. TDOTL Readers, brothers & sisters I just want to let you know the Lord’s work isn’t in vain if everyone is on one accord; all the way from the head Warden down to the offenders. “God is no respect of persons” (Romans 2:11) Brother Raw Dog God’s War Ministry Wynne Unit Soldier
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DID YOU KNOW? A surprising number of English words pertaining to the nose begin with the letters sn – snarl, sneer, sneeze, snicker, sniff, snore, snort, sniffle. Before the Marquis of Queensbury rules for boxing were drown up in 1867, all prize fights in England were fought with bare knuckles. In downtown Lima, Peru, there is a large brass statue dedicated to Winnie-the-Pooh.
TRUTH’S TRUTH: You know life is truly worth the struggle when you look back on what you've lost, only to realize that what you have now….is soooo much better. TRUTH: Sometimes strength is just a measure of how well we hide the pain. TRUTH: Until you make peace with who you are...it will be difficult to be content with what you have.
W.W.I.H. WIVES WITH INCARCERATED HUSBANDS
Provide a support group for women who have husbands/spouses incarcerated. Meetings held monthly to encourage and lift the wives of incarcerated husbands. (Refreshments typically provided) Please contact Shyrolon “Shy” Wilson at the ministry’s PO Box or have your wives to call (214) 462-2009 for more information or directions. NEXT MEETING: 3rd Friday of EVERY month @ 7:00PM Building the Kingdom Community Church
Smokey John's BBQ, Great Food • Great Service • Since 1976 1820 W. Mockingbird Lane • Dallas, Texas 75235. Phone: 214-352-2752 • Fax: 214-3525496 … 7-9 every Thursday night. Free food and fellowship for ex-offenders and families. One Man’s Treasure Clothes Closet 519 E. I-30 Suite #211 Rockwall, TX 75087 (214) 697-5152 (For those paroling to the Dallas area only)
The Job Lead Generator: Victor Pratt Criminal B 6011 Harry Hines Floor 7 #112 UT Southwestern (214) 648-1740 criminalbackgroundjobhelp.com
BIC (Bound in Christ) BIC is founded by Liz Compton and is a support group for men and women… meetings are held every 3rd Sunday at Saturn Road Church of Christ 3030 Saturn Road Garland Texas 75041 (972) 271-2444
P.W.C. PRISON WIVES CLUB FREEDOM LIFE CHURCH 2435 E. Hebron Pkwy. Carrollton, TX 75010 NANCY FRAMPTON (972) 235-0955
Concerned Christians for Inmates P.O. Box 101094 San Antonio, Texas 78201-9094 NEED ENCOURAGEMENT, HOPE LETTERS OR PEN PAL A CUP OF WATER MINISTRIES P.O. BOX 161759 FT. WORTH, TEXAS 76161-1759
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The Day of the Lord Ministries, Newsletter: “The Spoken Word” has experienced amazing growth! PRAISE GOD!!! With all the inmates requesting to be added to the mailing list, we’ve reached almost 400 “snail mail readers”, our postage expenses have increased tremendously. We do not solicit cash donations, but there are so many other ways that you can get involved and help. Pledging 10 x $0.65 stamps ($6.50) will help us reach more and more brothers and sisters in white. The next time you go to the post office… please ask for an extra 10 x $0.65 stamps and just put it in and envelope and send to: The Day of the Lord Ministries PO BOX 543004 Dallas, TX 75354 Thank you for your pledge. Together we can make a difference. _________________PLEASE SEND BOTTOM PORTION WITH YOUR DONATION_________________ Name:___________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________________ City: _________________________ State: _________________ Zip Code: __________________________ # of stamps donated: __________
Hey M&M, To the greatest big brother a sister could have, I love you soooooo much & love the bounding we've been having more of lately! Miss you & write you soon, your baby sis....Nita
Sheila; I have found she whom God created for me before the foundation of the world, for her love has been living proof of the existence of God. She represents the miracle God used to open my eyes to the presence of a higher love and bigger plan than I’ve ever dreamed possible. I pray she remains just as intoxicated by her passion for Christ and her compassion for others. I thank God we have seized every moment and made it count for our eternity. My blessed miracle, I love you forever Sheila. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOO!!! Your husband, Big O
I want to THANK EVERYBODY who prayed for Mama Tokyo. She’s doing a lot better. She’s up and walking around. She’s been going through therapy, and that’s helped some, BUT I know in my heart that it’s GOD’S HEALING HANDS with your prayers that did the most work! Please continue to pray for her, because she’s probably 75-80% better. I ask that you’ll pray that God completely heals her! Love you Mama! Keep your head up! and continue to stand in your faith! Big Tokyo Tokyo, What’s going on bro? I’m good over here on the Estelle High Security Unit. I get my G-4 back July 24th and I got an answer from the parole board 2 days ago and they gave me a 3 year setoff. But they also said that the Institutional Division will monitor my progress and keep them notified. Say Bro., I pray everyday that “moms” physical illness get better. All we can do is leave it in God’s hands now, and continue to pray on it. No word from Malik yet neither. Take care of yourself and focus on bettering your living conditions. I love you Bro. Trey-City (Estelle High Security)
To MY lovely Princess (s) Briana, Stacee, Alexus & Sarah; I just want you’ll to know that Daddy is sooo PROUD of you’ll. Briana you got a break from college for the Summer. Get your mind right, b-cuz come next semester, you know what it is! It’s back to the books! Love you Purple Princess! Stacee! Man! You are well on your way to being a Junior! You’ve done very very good with the A’s & B’s. But I know in my heart if you pushed yourself, you could bring nothing but the A’s! But I’m very grateful and thankful for the grades you have. I wanna encourage you to continue to do your very best. Alexus! You are on your way to High School girl! WOW! You’ve come a very long way and I am sooo very proud of you. Remember what OUR plan is. Shot for NOTHING BUT A’s these next four years! I know you can do it! Just put your mind to it! Sarah! Man! You are doing sooo good at everything that you do, especially with the cheerleading! Like your sister Alexus you will both be headed straight into high school. See if you can’t bring home a full scholarship for college after these next four years! I wanna Thank all four of you’ll. B-Cuz through the course of the storm. You 'all Purple-Princess, Chin-Cha, Lexie-Baby, & Baby-Girl! Have made Daddy the Happiest, Proudest Father in the world. B-Cuz while the deck was stacked against you’ll. You’ll have beaten the odds! And most deffinently beaten the statistics! Stand in your faith, and stay focused! And know and remember I’m forever with you’ll heart and soul! Your One & Only Daddy! Big Tokyo!
Alma Rosa De Garcia As the day comes into view from the horizon, and lights up the land with sunshine, so does the love I have received from you as it fills my heart with gladness and lights up my days with sunshine of a different kind. The sunshine I get belongs solely yo me and it follows my path and gives me a treat, always telling me that there’s something coming and it will only be for you and me. I love you my sunshine, thank you for making my day complete. Love Always, Humberto Garcia De Alma A SHOUT OUT TO THE MICHAEL UNIT DORMS What’s up Rick Ross, Skinny, South Park, Barrett, K-Hill, also Gabriel. God answers prayers just continue to pray and have faith. I’m at the Kyle Unit; me, Face, Wendo-G. 180 days one day at a time, 8 hours of class a day, Saturday & Sunday 2 hours only. AC, same phone system 500 minutes J. Skinny I want to thank you bro for doing as I asked when I left, calling your wife Lori so my wife Tiff could be informed. Thanks so much! I’ll be praying for you’ll and I’ll keep in touch! Friends Always L.V.
Brother Virgil, I never gave you my upmost respect so here it goes: I am very proud to see the zeal and passion you have for our Lord and Savior. I know that everything you write is by the guidance of the Holy Spirit that is moving through you. I pray that God will meet all of your needs for the ministry and that he will continue to give you knowledge and wisdom. Stay strong and press forward, the best is yet to come! Joel 2:25-26, Jeremiah 29:11 A Bondservant of Jesus Christ. Rey P Nandy I am thankful for the Fatherly qualities I see in you and know the best is yet to come .. Happy Father's Day All My Brother's In White.. Jesus Loves You... you are not forgotten.. Angela
My Lovely Wife, Mrs. Tiffany Stevenson God has answered our prayers! I’m one step closer home to you. I love you with all my heart and soul, and my love continues to grow for you! Love Always Your Husband Steve xoxo
Brother Harry, Praise God that you wrote. I was really concern about you, but I know that your in the hands of God and his blood cover you from head to toe. So where did you touch grounds at? I am happy for you. I will continue to pray for you and your family. I will never leave my God who has deliver me from destruction unto his wonderful glory. Right now we started a ex gang member ministry, I am apart of a powerful ministry from the street called “Victory Outreach Int.” and I have brought the tools here, please let me know where your at so I can get some powerful literature to you from Herman Bobby “Malo” Delgado. Stay strong and keep your head up! If God is for us who can be against us. there’s one thing I can say we were both in the right direction with out shout out, the Holy Spirit moving. Fight the good fight of faith. Con Mucho Amor Tu Hermano In Jesucristo Rey P. w/b/s
Michael Schwartz: My baby! I will say coming from where we did and the many things that have transpired in our lives, I am so amazed at the man you are today never do I hear you complain about the life you had or the many, many trials you have been through – what I always hear you say is how grateful you are for God saving you from that lifestyle. So I want you to know I really admire you because though you were a young dad and didn’t do as you would have liked to, still you have done your best at pouring what God has given you into our sons lives and it is up to them to except it or not – keep doing what you are doing my love and do not be discouraged because all you can do is give just as Jesus said “follow me” He didn’t look back to see who was following J I love you so much your devoted & faithful wife and best friend always Ez
Mr. Michael Howard #918423 - Trusty Camp - Goree Unit To my very own sexy, husband, King & Chocolate *! Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary on the 3rd of June! I love you more than any amount of words could ever say! I thank God for bringing you into my life so very long ago! You are my “SOUL MATE,” and we are ONE 4 LIFE! God’s plan is working for us @ this very moment! You are on your way home now! Michael your place is @ home with me & our children! You have become the “Man of God” that I always knew you could be! I “believe” in you! I’m ready to go on this “Mission for God”, side-by-side, hand-nhand, with you, Mr. Michael Howard! I love you with all my heart & soul! I’m so ready for all your hugs & kisses & without hearing: “you got 5 minutes left,” God answered my prayers when he brought us together. You keep doing what you’re doing @ the Burning Bush”, putting in God’s work! I’m proud of You! I know you will be the best husband & father to us, your family! We want & need you here @ home! It’s time! God promised! He keeps His promises! I give God all the praises & glory, for His favors, grace & mercy, He has given us! we have been through so much & Have survived each & every storm! This too shall pass & the sun will shine once again! Never ever give up on your hopes & dreams, keep your faith strong! We have a future filled with victorious accomplishments! Glory be to God! Just stay prayed up! Nothing’s too hard for God! With God in our hearts, all things are possible. We are ready, willing & able to do God’s work! I know God is watching over us & is keeping is safe & healthy! Just know God loves you, & I do too! From your Wife, Queen, & Snow Bunny! Mrs. Sandra Howard
Michael D. Reynolds Hey you, I wanna thank you for being so good to me (b/c you ALWAYS pray for me). Reminders for the amazing man of God that you are. I am Healthy & blessed. The kids are fine (you're a great dad & grandpa). Your parents are well (you are LOVED). Watching the fruit of your labor....our kids KNOW what TRUE LOVE IS. We have become "a family that LIVES the lives of champions." We miss you. We love you. Happy Father's Day.
PS... I had that dream again~~ Remplissez Mon Coeur DeVotre Amour
Greetings Sister Shy, just a word of encouragement, that God is doing a great work in you through the ministry...just wanted to send my love you to you and Brother Wilson, just keep up the good work...GOD HAS A BLESSING WITH YOUR NAME ON IT! In Christ, Evangelist Tennison 3 Building and ALL Michael Unit...PLEASE KEEP OUR REVIVAL IN PRAYER THAT GOD MOVE ON THAT REC. YARD IN A MIGHTY WAY! IN CHRIST LOVE, Evangelist Tennison
To: Men’s Thursday Night Bible Study I know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me, all I can say is I am still under grace & mercy. Keep me in prayer, because I am doing the same in the spirit. Brother Raw Dog God’s War Ministry MTNBS Founder
Andrew Sweetheart, my love for you will always be in my heart. Your lovely wife, Lori Charlton
Bro. Santana, keep on plowing into GOD’S word and His blessings will truly shower you. Yours in Christ (Romans 12:2)… Evangelist Tennison THANK YOU PASTOR WELLS From: WYNNE UNIT SOLDIERS Brother John Mouton; I’ve met your nephew and he has the attributes of Christ. Brother Raw Dog To: Michael B. Robinson -Coffield Unit… To the love of my life Happy Father's Day to you.. the unseen part of your heart will shine within in our family in do time... we're still holding and believing God at his word until the end.. our victory is coming.... I love u Always Yours, Michelle Robinson
HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY JAYLIN WE LOVE YOU PAW PAW & NANA WILSON
Happy Birthday Baby!!! I love you soooo much and I’m so thankful that God created you just for me. He knows what we need before we even know we need it and He knew that one day I would need you. I’m also thankful that your birthday falls on a Sat this year so I can spend time with you on your first birthday of us being husband and wife. I love you with a love that is so perfect it could only be from the Lord. Love Forever, Your Wife Virgil Lenn Wilson Sr. - I love you! Thanks for being a WONDERFUL Paw Paw to our grandchildren!!!
Happy Father’s Day To all of our brothers on lockdown… Hurry home; we need our husbands, fathers, and special friends.
The Day of the Lord Ministries celebrates June Birthdays Andrew Charlton Michael Howard Princess Helen Wilson Cortez Scott Ms. Alice Heuman Carmen Bowie Pam Martinez (Mama P) Jenny Smith Raheem Hall-Ross Maurice Bluitt Karen Ross Ashton Vincent Persia Wilson David "Bubba" Powers David "Bow" Holly Brian David Ortiz Pete Wilson John Moore Clifford "Will" Graham Rodger "Ray" Shaheen Jaylin Wilson Shyrolon Wilson "Shy" Pamela Miller Rev. Darnell Johnson
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SALVATION IS FREE! Thinking of you on your special day and sending warmest thoughts your way. Asking God to hold you near and bless you with each passing year. God Bless you on your birthday. -Virgil & Shy Wilson