Promises of One ~

I’m the shoulder you can cry on, the arms that will hold you.

I will pick you up when you fall, because we are one.

I will be the open ears to your worries, open mind to your visions,

Open heart to your feelings, I’m the one in your body,

The muscles on your bones, the wings on your back, the blood in your veins.

Because, we are one…

I am the shadow that has your back, the spirit that protects you,

The ghost that fights your demons, I am the voice in your head,

The concussion that doesn’t sleep, the character in your dreams.

I’m your best friend, before your best friend, the second heart in your chest,

Your hidden brain, the third eye in your head.

No need to guess who I am,

I’m your other half,

Because, we are one…

Jermaine Route – May 2020

Stand UP ~ Poem By: Isaiah Nunez

Stand up men, this is no time to hang your heads.

What are you thinking? You’re not dead.

This little time we’re doing is nothin, but if you got a little sec, I’ll give you a little somethin.

You see, a lot of you have bought the devil’s lies and now you are filled with “what if’s” and “whys.”

You can’t live your life in the past. Trust me, your sanity won’t last.

Stop searching for answers, you’re not meant to find. Stand up and be renewed in your mind!

Cast off your old ways, stomp on that devil. You’re a new creation, he’s not on your level.

Remember our Savior died for our sins, the old life is over, a new one begins.

We’re royalty, Kings if you will, but your walk must reflect it to fit the bill.

Remember to love and above all things have faith in God and the hope that brings.

Stand up men of God and be counted! The devil’s attack has been mounted.

Take up the mighty Sword of the Spirit, proclaim the Name of Jesus so that all can hear it.

Stand up!

“TWENTY-TWENTY VISION”

Written By ~ Inmate Taterbugs

The year is now here for twenty-twenty vision

Changing times, changing laws, time to stay focus

Old men shall dram drams young men shall see visions

For God’s Word is forever true alive and with us

The Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven is at hand

It’s time for twenty-twenty vision, time to stay focus

On the changing times and signs across this land

Watch the skies for the appearing of our Lord Christ Jesus

Our time and year is here with twenty-twenty vision

With a better and brighter future so make no mistake

For the Lord is on our side and made the final decision

The prison doors shall open soon for goodness sake

For truly who the Lord sets free shall be free indeed

Many who are locked up in prisons and jails

Will be locked up no more but shall be set free

For the Lord God heard our cry and paid our bail

Finally here the time of a clear twenty-twenty vision

Time to stay focus and alert for positive new things

Dreams coming true and insight of new visions

Of things that lay ahead of what the future will bring

Yes the year is now here for twenty-twenty vision

With changing signs, times and laws, time to stay focus

The Lord heard our prayers and has made His decision

Though Satan is against us, The Lord God is clearly for us.

Written by Terry Tatum

copyright 2020 Terry Tatum

“MAMA’S SPENDING CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS”

Written By ~ Inmate Taterbugs

Christmas is celebrated for many reasons

Mama’s spending Christmas wit hJesus in Heave above

For Jesus Christ is the reason for the season

So I send you Christmas greetings and all of my love.

This is th season to glorify The Christ Child

The perfect gift, The Saviour Prince of Peace King Jesus

And we tell the Christmas Story with a smile

Of the Lord, Saviour and perfect gift with us.

Mama’s spending Christmas with Jesus in Heaven above

Immanuel, The Messiah, The precious Holy Lamb

God’s precious and only son, our Christmas Love

The Son of Jehovah God The Great I Am

Still decorations are up all over town

Christmas songs are playing on the radio

It’s snowing in the mountains and all around

And the weather man is predicting more snow

Even though we are in two worlds far apart

I send you Christmas cheer, Greetings and all my love

You will always be with me and in my heart

As you spend Christmas with Jesus in Heaven above

Mama’s spending Christmas with Jesus in Heaven above

Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas every year

I miss you Mama and send you with all my love

This wish for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Written by Terry Tatum

Copyright 2019 Terry Tatum

Dear Angel,

Chapter 1 of the Book of Esther is a show of man’s pride and wisdom.  Laws to the effect of the ways that seem right to a man.  Proverbs tells us that this way leads to death.  In a nutshell, King Ahasuerus calls forth his wife Vashti to show all in the court her beauty.  She refuses, thus loses her place as Queen because the men of this society felt threatened.  This is not the focus of my letter but leads us to the next part.  Chapter 2 takes us into a deeper, more intimate part of the story as King Ahasuerus is convinced by the King’s servants who ministered to him, that fair young virgins should be sought and brought to the palace into the house of women for purification. Thus, the maiden which pleaseth the king was to be queen instead of Vashti.  One of these maidens was Hadassah, that is Esther, the young cousin of Mordecai. 

Esther 2:1 – 7,  After these things, when the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done, and what was decreed against her.  Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him.  Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king.  And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of women, unto the custody of Hege (Hegai) the king’s chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:  And let the maiden which pleaseth the king be queen instead of Vashti.  And the thing pleased the king; and he did so.  Now in Shushan the palace there was a certain Jew, whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimel, the son of Kish, a Benjamite;  Who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away.  And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.

Esther was brought unto the King’s house, under the custody of Hegai, the King’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women.  Esther found favour with Hegai, giving her all her needs for purification, seven maidens to wait on her, and the best place in the house of the women.  Verses 8 & 9  After twelve months of purification, with oils of myrrh and sweet smelling oils, the maiden was allowed one night with the King.  She was allowed to take all that she wanted before the King for the evening.  The next day, she returned to the second house of the women, which kept the concubines, under a different chamberlain, Shaashgaz.  She was only allowed to come to the King when her name was called, from that point forward.

Esther 2:8-9, 12-14, So it came to pass, when the king’s commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king’s house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.  And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were meet to be given her, out of the king’s house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place of the house of the women…..Now when every maid’s turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;)  Then thus came every maiden unto the king; whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king’s house.  In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king’s chamberlain, which kept the concubines: she came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name.

It is Esther’s turn for a night with the King.  She takes with her only what Hegai advises her to take.  She obtains favour in the sight of all of them in the palace.  And the King loved Esther above all the women and he set the royal crown upon her head and made her his Queen.

Esther 2: 15-17, Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed.  And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.  So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.  And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.

I stop the story at this point, not because it is not vastly interesting and important, but because my point to be made is only in Chapter 2 of Esther. My friend Cindy had a vision of Esther as Our Lord showed her that we, those chosen ones, are like Esther.  We have been chosen as the Bride to be, to be brought into the Kingdom of God, for purification and preparation to be able to be brought before our King!  Like Esther, we need help with this; thus, we have Hegai, the King’s chamberlain as a type of Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit prepares us, purifies us, readies us to come before Our King.  Esther’s job is to submit herself to Hegai’s direction and leading only; to stay in a place of trust and obedience.  She is unable to prepare herself as a young Jewish woman but under Hegai’s care, she will be ready for the King when it is time.  This is the very same for us as we are unable to prepare ourselves with good works, or our own ideas of purification or holiness.  We cannot even get ourselves chosen without our Lord’s leading.  We are to submit ourselves to The Holy Spirit’s leading and guidance and trust Him only to prepare us.  When I heard my friend tell of this, my heart received this knowledge from Him and I knew that it was truth.  As I took it to The Lord later, I saw another truth in this passage.  The seven maidens are perhaps the seven spirits of Our Lord.  The seven maidens hovered over Esther, dressing her, preparing her hair, her jewels, her fragrance as Esther stood, yielding herself to their care.  If this is the case, again, I see us standing in the truth of who we are in Jesus Christ, one with Him, His righteousness, His love and His purity.  The seven spirits of The Lord rest upon us; in wisdom and understanding, in counsel and might, in knowledge and finally, in the fear of the Lord.  We receive these gifts by faith, by standing in the knowledge of who we now are in Him, our Lord and Saviour.  And we move in faith and humility that His Spirit is with us always and these gifts are ours.

Isaiah 11:1&2, And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots;  And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Hebrews 4:9-11, There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.  For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.  Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

May you be continually blessed with the knowledge of His great love and provision for you, my dearest friend.  Be beautiful, be prepared, be confident in Him, our Mighty Lord and Saviour.

Love always in Him,

Your friend for life

Lead Back To…. Jesus

Written By ~ Sister Mares💗

What lead me back to Jesus…  You see I was in a dark, dark place without hope.

I had lost my life work, or so I thought it was, to try and foster and adopt as many children as the Lord allowed.

Blood clots in lungs struck me down and then the diagnosis of cancer.

My husband was away in the war and the bank was calling to tell me I was going to lose the house.

Because I was a loser, that everything I did to try and keep the house was in vain and that I failed again.

And then something amazing happened.

I don’t believe in coincidences.

An old friend, who I hadn’t talked to in over 25 years, showed up in my life and asked me to do this one thing…

To Count my blessings not my sorrows.

My reply was this, I have nothing to be grateful for, I was having a “Job moment” in my life.

Then the man called, “G” said this… “There is always something to be grateful for and to thank God for…”

That was it!

That thing was the thing that lead me back to HIM.

Its been a journey and I am not done yet, because I am still here, still learning and still making mistakes. I’m learning to trust God above all and be grateful for all the little things in my life, even when the storms come and tear off … to tear away some aspects of my life which are not ordained by God.  Its those little things that get us, through losing the bigger ones which cause us to find out, we really truly needed to close the chapter of the book in that area of our life. 

And when loss comes, a loss of a loved one or friend, we can look back and count our blessings with them not our sorrows.

An Encouraging Letter To All SISTERS~

💗Dear Angel,

Bless you dear friend with the knowledge of the great love that Jesus Christ has for you, a love that surpasses understanding, that you might be filled with all the fulness of God.  Be rooted and grounded in His great love for YOU!

 

We share so many similarities including the tongue that speaks against us in judgement.  Let us condemn these lies as they are spoken to us and praise our Father in Heaven for His amazing love and view of us as His very own daughters!  That is worth praising Him for our being a part of His family!

 

Isaiah 54:17, No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.  This is the heritage of The Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith The Lord.

 

As those tongues judged us so harshly yesterday, our beloved Holy Spirit placed into my heart Psalm 31.  The words of encouragement jumped out at me as I listened to you talking with my husband.  The following are those very words!

 

Psalm 31, IN THEE, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.  Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.  For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.  Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.  Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.  I have hated them that regard lying vanities; but I trust in the Lord.  I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.  Have mercy upon me, O Lord,……..But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.  My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.  Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.  Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee:………Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!  Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.  Blessed be the Lord: for He hath shown me his marvelous kindness in a strong city………..O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful,…….Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.

 

Dearest Angel, DO YOU SEE IT?!  The very thing we were talking about living in the Kingdom of His Dear Son!  David, being The Lord’s prophet of the day, speaks of SEEING his Lord’s marvelous kindness in a strong city.  (Verse 21)  David saw the Kingdom of God and was describing what he saw in this amazing Psalm!   David describes the Lord’s protection and mercy in the Kingdom of God as an house of defence (vs.2), a strong rock (vs.2 & 3), a fortress (vs.3), strength (vs.4), a large room (vs.i), hiding us in His secret presence (vs.20), keeping us in a secret pavillion (vs.20), and finally a strong city (vs.21)!  He even addresses the very thing again, that we were talking about.  I see a pavillion keeping us secretly from the strife of tongues.  Tongues shall continue to judge us but we are to condemn the lying vanities and trust what our Lord says about us.  He even calls the Lord, The Lord God of Truth (vs.5).  He calls us His Very Own and our place in His family as daughters never changes.  He is always pleased with us because He sees who He created us to be and He knows that besides being covered in the precious blood of Jesus, He shall accomplish what He has begun in us.

 

Jesus tells us that the Kingdom of God is within us!  I see this as the secret place, the hiding place, the secret of His presence.  He will not withdraw His presence nor His kingdom as it is His good pleasure to give us the Kingdom!!!

 

Luke 17:2, Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there!  for, behold the kingdom of God is within you.

Luke 12:32, Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

In closing, I would like to repeat a few things that have changed my life.  The Gospel is as simple as what we believe, we experience.  If we continue to believe that we are saved sinners, than the sin factor will keep us doubting as to why The Father loves us so.  But, if we can grasp and understand that His love for us is as a wonderful FATHER who sees His DAUGHTER having come forth from Him.  Nothing can stop the great love for His beloved daughter.  This is what Jesus Christ himself accomplished on the cross and then His resurrection.  He made peace with all mankind.  And because we have said “Yes” to Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, the Spirit of Jesus lives in us and claims us as His Very Own family.  Nothing that we have done nor can do will change this fact.  When we do occasionally sin, then to confess and repent is quick.  We need to keep this simple, not long and drawn out for self punishment and condemnation.  But, the truth about us is that we have been delivered from the power of darkness (sin and selfishness) and translated into the Kingdom of His Dear Son.  The truth about us is that we have been made like Jesus as He was the light of mankind.  The truth about who we were originally created to be.

 

Colossians 2:13, Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Matthew 6:9 & Luke 11:2, “Our Father which art in heaven…”

1 John 1:7, But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

John 1: 9, That was the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Genesis 1:27, So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

 

Angel, let us both draw near to our Lord and Saviour with boldness, seeking to know Him more and more.  He accomplished so much in his great sacrifice. Let us follow in His footsteps, keeping our eyes on Him and believing that we are created to be like Him alone.  In doing so, we bring our loving Father glory and honour!  Amen!

 

In Christ Always,

 

Your Sister  

Desperate For You~By: Brother Grizz

💗My Lord Jesus Christ
I love You, I do
I can do nothing without You
I cannot stand on my own this day, I need You here with me
Not just for me, but for all of them I see
How can I help?
What can I do?
Not a single thing, successfully
If not for You
Jesus Christ You are my King
You are the reason I get out of bed each day
Because of You I pray
You have taught me much
I was out of touch
But You reached me
Now I am complete
Every day may You have Your way
I cannot but I know You can
You are are the Lord of lords the One with a plan
Abba Father I love You
I love all You do
It is all because of You
Now I can too
You sent Your Son
Because You love
I love You too
Not one leaf will fall from a tree
Not one blade of grass will grow
Unless You say so
Every atom is in Your control
This I do know
Life is a gift
Every breath
I am blessed
I cannot comprehend all of Your goodness
But each moment You give more I am blessed
Because of all You do
Please help me through
Please lift all those I see, each one of these
They are just like me
They are also blessed
If they are giving breath.

His Love Is True ~ By: Brother Grizz

I live again
Life is a gift
More than I can comprehend
I love I do
Love is created in me
Also created in you
If I do not do what I was created to do
I fail oh oh I fail
So this day I will love
I will stand
I can too
I love this plan
I can live I am free
I have much to give
Much he gave me
So I will give it all away
In return I always receive more
Do you hear him knocking
Open up the door
Jesus Christ is my King
He is King of all kings
He is Lord of all lords
He is my Savior
He is my Friend
He loves you so much
Please let him in
He will fill you full of Love
Abba Father sent him from above
He came to save all even you
Please let him through
Please let him through
I know he loves you too
Let him in your heart
A new beginning a new start
All you have to do is ask
He loves you that’s a fact
He loves everyone
He is the Messiah
He is he can he will I trust him
Life is a gift
A blessing its true
Please let him in
He is calling for you
Please let him in
He is calling for you

Sister to Sister~

The Lord has laid it upon my heart to share a series of encouraging letters from a precious sister of mine in the Lord with you all to encourage you.  I am assured this heartfelt message will be uplifting to you, as well.

You are loved,

💗Angela~Marked By Heaven

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24 April 2018

Dear Angel,  

May this letter bring encouragement and joy to your heart and mind!

I consider you a “balcony friend”, which means that I sense you cheering me on in my growth and understanding of the great love that our Father and Jesus Christ has for all of us.  And it is such a pleasure to share with you all that The Scriptures teach me as I seek to know my Lord more fully!

In the finished work of the cross, Jesus saved all mankind in the Father’s eyes. (Sozo – saved, John 3:17, For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.(KJV))  Sozo, Greek word, means made safe and sound, preserved, protected, healed and made whole.  This is important for the foundation of Christianity is based on what Christ did for us on the cross and when He rose on High.  When we accept Jesus Christ as the Son of the Living God and ask Him to be our Lord by giving our lives to Him; then He brings us to a place of being in His image before His Father, as if we have never sinned.

“Colossians 1: 12,13, Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His Dear Son.”  

These words are written in past tense; it is accomplished in Father’s eyes and His opinion of us is the only one that matters.  

” Colossians 1: 18-23, And He (Jesus Christ) is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.  For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight: If ye continue in the faith (remember this word faith) grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister.” 

It appears to me from scripture, that this is a finished work, already accomplished and we are whole before the Father in holiness and righteousness because of Jesus Christ.  Did not the angels themselves burst forth from the heavens, at the birth of Jesus declaring,  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!!?  

The Gospel is truly the Good News!  Jesus preached the truth of The Kingdom of God being near and here.  Then He went about healing the sick.  He did not teach a prayer to go to heaven but presented His Father’s great love to mankind by coming Himself from His Father.  Our Living God came to us in the flesh of mankind.  He did not teach that mankind are saved sinners.  He taught that our sins were forgiven and removed and that because of Him, we are presented before The Father cleansed and holy.  He brought us back to where we were originally created to be all along, as if we have never sinned.  This is a new covenant that was made for us on account of Jesus Christ and all that He accomplished, in complete obedience to Our Father.  You see, we cannot make ourselves righteous by our own works.  We can all quote that these are just filthy rags to The Father, plus try as we may, we always fail to walk and live perfectly.  But our righteousness comes from Jesus Christ alone and we receive this by faith when we look to Jesus on the cross and in His resurrection.  

Again, I say the Gospel is truly very Good News!  As His children, we have now come forth from our Father in Heaven!  His laws are written on our hearts and in our minds! 

“Hebrews 10: 14, For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.”
“Hebrews 8: 10, For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith The Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts:  and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.”

This is why we can come before the throne of mercy and into our Holy Father’s presence, because we are holy.  We are pure.  You and I are His daughters.  Simple and to the point.  Our job is to believe what His Word says about us and to rest in this Truth.  Jesus Christ is The Truth about who we are in Him.  And we receive the truth about how He sees us by simple, childlike faith.  Wow, we can do this!  And what is even more amazing is that Our Father enjoys us coming to Him, in praise and worship, in tears and anguish, in quietness, in dancing,  and even when we have missed the mark.  His arms are always open to receive us in love and in His pleasure.  Our Father sees us as the  children He created us to be.  The way that He always intended us to be when he formed us in His mind and heart before the foundation of the world.  This covenant truly is a new and abundant life as we walk as new creatures with Him.

There is so much more to say but I shall end this letter with the understanding that the Gospel is as simple as what we believe, we experience.  My next letter will explain why it is so important to see ourselves through our Father’s eyes.

Much love and blessings be upon you dear friend,

Your friend in Christ