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The Transfer of the Blessing

1612090_611057610515_1726309384_oLast Saturday evening, I had the honor of ministering at a quincenera. I didn’t want this ceremony to be like all the other traditional quinceneras so I prayed to the Lord and he gave me this word “blessing”.  So I began to look at scriptures on blessing. What a power message it was on the transfer of the blessing from the forefathers.

Here is an excerpt from the ceremony:

It is extremely important that we speak life over our children. A blessing is defined as the act of declaring, or wishing, favor and goodness upon another. The blessing is not only the good effect of words but it has the power to bring it to pass.

The Word of God speaks about the power of transferring the blessing onto the next generation. One of the greatest examples in the Word of God is of the power of blessing which was given to Abraham which gave him the authority to bless others.

 How many generations have been affected by words spoken that will curses instead of blessings? We must speak blessings and life over our children. It was God’s intention from the beginning.

 Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. There is great Power in what we speak over one another. It can be life or death. I want to encourage all of you to speak blessings to another. Words have authority when we speak them.

The Bible has many examples where the blessing of God spoken through the mouths of fathers releases the power for material prosperity, position in society, and protection from enemies. 

 Genesis 12:2-3 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

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This word of prophecy spoken to Abraham is still in motion since the day God spoke into existence. I encourage today, if you haven’t spoken blessings over her children, then do so today. We should desire to leave our children a legacy of blessing instead of a legacy of curses.  God speaks blessing over us so we should do the same to others.  Here is the link : Quincenera Ceremony to read the in its entirety.  God bless..

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Is Jesus First In Your Life?

Turner Falls May2013 175What a glorious day! I wake up early in the morning to pray and worship my Lord.  I realize when I skip my time with God my day doesn’t go well. It’s something I’ve done for years. I look forward to it because I want Jesus to be first in my life before anything else. Anything before Him is an idol. Is Jesus First in your life or is there something before Him?

The world has many idols that they bow down and worship. Well bro. Isaac, I don’t bow down to statues? I not talking about those kinds of idols; we are talking about material things.  I talking about possessions you think you own. Does your world revolve around stuff?  Our nation is all about consuming. We consume more products than make them. We have a wrong idea that we are the sole owners of what we have. We don’t own anything we are just caretakers and stewards over what we have. Many think they own that car or home, How about you don’t pay the car note or mortgage payment for awhile and you will soon realize that it doesn’t belong to you.

Car-Being-RepossessedIf you ever been involved in a repo which is short for repossession; it means they have the right to take back what you bought when you fail to live up to that contract.

That happened to me few years ago. I was fortunate to purchase with the help of a co-signer a brand new Honda Civic 2008.  I had never had a brand new car so I was hitting the roof with emotion. The deal was finalized quickly and I was able to drive that car off the lot without even finalizing the paper work because of this man’s great credit. His bank loaned the money to purchase the car and I was to pay the bank back. The contract was made and it was a miracle how I got that vehicle.

IMG_0586So to make a long story short, after paying my car note to the bank for almost two years. and  putting more than half the payment toward that car. It was repossessed. In two more years it would have been paid off. I remember looking down on others that didn’t have a nice vehicle and saying, “look what I got.” I actually said that to my fiance at the time. How did I let pride and arrogance take hold of me so quickly?  I was soon to learn a big lesson. I  fell on hard times financially and was not able to keep up with the payments so I had to return the car back to the owner that I co-signed with. That was so hard because that was my first brand new car and I had just got married in October 2010. I wanted to have a nice vehicle for taking trips and vacations.

I loved that car and it give me a sense of value.  I soon came to realize that I had made that car an idol. I tried to get the money to save the car but it just didn’t happen.  I cried the day I had to give that car back. That was in January of 2011.

I didn’t have a choice but to turn in the car. Since then I still don’t have a new car. In fact, the car me and my wife drive is a vehicle she was giving to her by a friend of hers before we met. That is our miracle car. It’s been through war but keeps on going. I know that our next vehicle is going to be giving to us as well. We need it to do the work of the Lord all over the country. So, we keep driving the car we have until that happens.

I learned a valuable lesson, I will not put things before God anymore.

It’s time that we take an evaluation and put our priorities in their proper place. Don’t get your self  value from materialism.; It’s not worth it.

mina-jonesThe hours you spend at work is not worth losing your family just to keep up with the Joneses. Some of you have gotten frustrated because you work and work and still can’t seem to get ahead. Maybe it’s because you value your money and time before giving  your time and money to the Lord.

You are just a steward over what you have. The car will depreciate as soon as you drive it off the lot, the house will lose value, the high-tech toys we buy will break, the job is not worth all time you spend.  but what we do for the Lord that is what matters the most.

It began to dawn upon me more than every before, I long to be in God’s presence more than amusement, entertainment, and other things. Those things just don’t  bring sanctification to me anymore.

When we put God first in all things, it brings Him great joy to bless His children with things. I’m so grateful to the Lord. It’s His Word that will bring blessing not by our own works.

Let’s be producers instead of consumers. Givers instead of takers. Put God first and see how it will change everything.

Now for some spiritual food to mediate upon to build up your faith.

 bigstock-Praying-Hands-Man-Bible-2780594Deuteronomy 8:18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

Psalm 24:1, The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Psalm 50:10, or every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.

Proverbs 3: 9, Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the first fruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.

 Ecclesiastes 11:1  Cast your bread upon the waters: for you will find it after many days.

Proverbs 15: 6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.

Proverbs 15:6 God wants his children’s house be filled with good stuff. 

Ecclesiastes 11:6  In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper, Either this or that, Or whether both alike will be good.

Matthew 6:33  But seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

 Luke 6:38,  Give and it shall be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom, For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.

Luke 16:11, Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon (material things like money, houses, lands), who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”. Prosperity is God’s gift to His people.

3 John: 2 “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”

If God Word says it I believe and that settles it. I’m looking forward to eternal riches not temporary ones.

 Matthew 6: 19-21, Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Until our next post, keep building Enduring Faith through God’s Word.

Demonic Entertainment and The Undead Part 3- Zombie mania

If you haven’t read our last two post then I encourage you to do so.  Part 1 talked about undead and being possessed by evil spirits. Part 2 addressed the demonic influence of music. We are wrapping up with this final post in this series.

PicMonkey-CollageZombie Mania 

Zombies seems to be the new trend now. From zombie mob flash gatherings, zombie walks promoting brain disease, zombie movies, zombie video games, zombie t-shirts, survival books on the zombie apocalypse, zombie romance novels, and more. I spoke before all this began to happen in our video Paranormal Seduction that vampires would began to fade out and zombies would become popular.

Watch Paranormal Seduction

Zombie imagery are not something nice and pretty. They are grotesque, demonic imagery, with rotten decaying flesh that feed on other human brains. I see it as humans wanted to consume each other not out of necessity but because they crave it.

Have our minds became so dark and warped that we see nothing wrong with zombie mania?

Since the apocalypse is something that people have begun to mock and scoff at because of the so-called rapture date of  Harold Campbell,  it’s created a whole new genre of films that mock the end-times and glorify evil.

Zombie Horror Comedy

The past few years they have been also zombie movies making horror seem funny. There was for example Shaun of the Dead, Zombie Land, and American Zombie. Making evil and horror something to laugh at is quite the trend.

zombie1x-wide-communityHow about classic novels mashed with zombie themes. A recent best seller was Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies a mash-up adaptation of the classic novel with modern-day zombie fiction.

So what are  Zombies?

They are imagined creatures that can be described as fully dead corpses which have been “reanimated”; that is, they act as though they are alive while continuing the natural process of decay. Some critics believe that George A. Romero’s 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead uses zombies to frame a satirical picture of American society, culture, and politics.

night-of-the-living-dead-big-posterRomero’s zombies are mindless, flesh-eating monsters that stumble about, intent on fulfilling a craving for human brains. Zombies have been a staple of the horror genre since 1968, and a zombie craze is prevalent in American culture today.

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Light of Truth exposes the Darkness

There has been a stirring in my spirit that I must address this issue about demonic influences in media.  The battle is against the truth of the Light of Jesus Christ and the spirit of Antichrist or lawlessness.

And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 3:19

The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.  Luke 11:34-36

url-15Americas love for horror, gore, demons, and the occult is quite disturbing. Movies  about zombies are prime  examples of the depravity of our society. People love to see blood, gore, and torture. Looking at that picture reminds me of a mob of demons.  In fact, that scene in that picture is a mob of zombies invading the walls of Jerusalem. Secular media always give evil power and that there is no way to stop it except by human means.

Darkness and Light 

If you get a kick out of watching zombie horror films, splatter, torture movies then you need to evaluate your life again. Those who have an appetite for horror are lovers of darkness. You can’t love darkness and light at the same time.

If you were casts out all the devils in the entertainment industry, they would go out of business quick.  Because we like being entertained with evil then some Christian believers don’t have a problem with watching and supporting  demonic media.

We are believers have been given the power and authority to cast out  devils.

Keha-Cannibal-Cover-Die-Young-Video-Illuminati-e1353385148269This Picture shows the album cover of the popular artist Keisha promoting cannibalism ( the eating of human flesh). Without a doubt she is under demonic influence. How is it we allow such filth and garbage in our country?

Here are lyrics to her song where she promotes doing cannibalistic acts on young men.

I eat boys up, breakfast and lunch
Then when I’m thirsty, I drink their blood
Carnivore animal, I am a cannibal
I eat boys up, you better run

I am cannibal (Cannibal, cannibal, I am)
I am cannibal (Cannibal, I am) (I’ll eat you up)
I am cannibal (Cannibal, cannibal, I am)

Whenever you tell me I’m pretty
That’s when the hunger really hits me
Your little heart goes pitter patter
I want you liver on a platter
Use your finger to stir my tea
And for dessert, I’ll suck you teeth
Be too sweet and you’ll be a goner
Yup, I’ll pull a Jeffrey Dahmer

Would you let your children listen to this kind of perversion? How letting them dress up as zombies? Why would anyone want their children promoting evil?largest

Why do you equate zombies with cannibalism?  It’s because that is what zombies do especially in the movies they feed off human flesh.  Zombies are all also cannibalistic in nature. Whenever you see one they craving and feeding out another person’s flesh. Does the bible say anything against cannibalism?

Deuteronomy 28:53-55

You shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and your daughters whom the Lord your God has given you, in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you. The sensitive and very refined man among you will be hostile toward his brother, toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the rest of his children whom he leaves behind, so that he will not give any of them the flesh of his children whom he will eat, because he has nothing left in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates.

In this passage God has pronounced judgment and as a curse they would eat their own offspring.   God also forbids us to eat the flesh and blood of another person.

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Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man.

Those who are eating other people’s flesh are filled with evil spirits. Hannibal was a real serial killer who eat his victims but later became a hero in the movie “Silence of the Lambs”.  Entertainment has turned evil practices into something good. Another tool that opens a person up to demonic influence is drugs. I don’t have time talk about this but I will in another post about the influence that drugs and alcohol can have in our lives.

Keha-drinking-blood-Cannibal-Die-Young-Video-IlluminatiThese artists like Keisha are promoting demonic themes and could care less of what others think about them.

Rebellion and Casting Out Demons

The Spirit of rebellion is rampart in the entertainment industry so are to be silent and afraid to speak out. No, we don’t to be afraid because we have all authority to cast out evil spirits.

A5132_5132_5nd these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; Mark 16:17-18

It’s time we begin praying that the agenda of the evil one will be destroyed. Many Christians are afraid to address the issues and have become silent when they are to promote the light and shone the darkness. Why?

We need some bold Christians to call this entertainment for what it is influenced by demons.

Watch our video on horror films and demon possession

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them Ephesians 5:11

The movie stars, film-makers, and music artists  has bowed their knee to the prince of this world but one day their noise and magic we no longer be heard nor seen.

Obsession with the Illuminati and Symbols

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I want to caution those who are just listening and watching videos about Illuminati on the internet, be careful you don’t allow these things to consume you and start taking you away from the true purpose of who is influencing them. I know what I talking about having studied every secret society, cult, religion, occult, and witchcraft for over 14 years. It literally consumed me at times and made me ill. So, be careful you don’t get obsessed,  spend hours researching for symbols, and occult  signs in everything you see. Use Godly discernment and be cautious. Many times others give us their interpretations and presentations without never experiencing what they are speaking on. They do it because it’s popular and what people to listen to them.

Now, having said all of that, we can’t be afraid to speak against these things when we know what we are dealing with.

33647_1406416556583_1117479052_30894836_7112825_nWe have to fight the good fight of faith. When Christians become silent then it gives the demonic realm permission to invade. It’s time to get on our knees and pray for the truth to expose the darkness. If they persecuted Jesus then they will persecute us but we are not bowing down to the idols of today.

In 2009 I set out to make an expose documentary about the obsession of the paranormal everything from ghost, vampires, psychics, and demonic possession are discussed and exposed from the Word of God. Part 1 is being released on DVD this summer and part two is in the works. The first part of the DVD features almost 60 minutes of video and comes from a downloadable study guide with the book to be released in the near future.

I’ve  seen the effects of how not speaking up on things that are unhealthy to the Christian can cause serious problems in their lives.

My vision is to take this teaching on spiritual warfare into the churches that need to know the danger of what their children and youth are watching and listening too.

More news will be available when the DVD is available. The first part of this series of DVD exposes discusses the obsession of  ghost hunting shoes, paranormal activity, dangers of horror, seduction of vampires, and more.

Our newest video  which will be released in 2014 or earlier and it will go in depth about zombie mani a craze. In this continuation of the series we discuss the darkness that is being released from media from Hollywood, the music industry, and the occult and how God’s Supernatural power is no match for the works  of darkness.

Check out one of our presentations here

We have a passion for exposing darkness with the word of truth and that truth is Jesus Christ. Pastors, ministers, youth leaders I encourage you to invite our ministry for a  powerful visual presentation that will shock, challenge, and bring deliverance to your congregation. There is power when we allow the watchmen to  bring the truth where darkness can not hide. If you are interested in having EF Ministries come out and do a  weekend or several days seminar and teaching then

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We will return again with the latest post with EF Ministries. If you like the truth then support this ministry to reach more people around the world.

God bless

Demonic Entertainment and the Undead Part2- Music

We are back with part 2 of our series. This time we are going to talk about demonic entertainment in the music industry.

IMG_0799This is not from the perspective of giving you facts but as a living testimony. That’s me in that photo playing guitar . In fact understanding the spirit of evil behind the influence of secular music is one that I can give you because I lived it, experienced it, and thank God I was taken out of it before it destroyed my life. Just because I wasn’t in the hip-hop, pop, or rock genre still doesn’t make it ok. Even in the Tejano industry which I was in was filled with problems.

Before you go any further in this post, watch this short video telling you about my background and deliverance from the music industry.

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During my time in the music business I witnessed the pain and decay of the effects that alcohol, liquor, and drugs take a toll on many of the artists that we performed with. On the stage everything seemed glamorous but behind the scenes most didn’t see the demons these musicians were constantly wrestling. Many were divorced because of their lifestyle; some had sickness from alcoholism, sexual transmitted diseases, and were blinded by the pursuit of fame and fortune.

IMG_0029The secular music industry is all about self and if you want to be in successful in it then you must sell yourself out. Thank God He pulled me from that world because the way I was heading was destructive. When I left the music industry I vowed never to go back and now I passionately serve the Lord. I have no desire to go back.  To hear the music I sang and played back then brings back bad memories and that’s why I don’t even want to listen to the same music anymore. You have to completely leave the secular music world in order to follow Christ. Still, He use it to give me a testimony to share.

isaac profile picI’m no longer a performer but a worshiper. I not the only that is leaving the secular music world others are coming to the light. Thank God that many are leaving that lifestyle and finding true fulfillment in serving the Lord Jesus Christ.

You will be able to watch my complete testimony on the new DVD being released this summer “Family, Music, and God documentary that will go into more greater detail.

Demonic Influence in the music industry 

So what I about to share with you concerning how drugs and demon possession plague these secular music artists is because I had spent most of my life in the secular music and know how many lives it’s destroyed.

illuminati-popSeveral decades back rock n roll music has always been the main promoters of drugs and sex now the majority of the music industry is no longer covering up who they really are serving. They are promoting rebellion and are drawing our generation with anarchy and no respect for authority. From just about any genre  drugs, sexual perversion and the occult is widespread.  Media is the biggest tool used to promote an Antichrist message from CDs, music videos, DVDs, magazines, and video games.

In recent years you been hearing a lot more about the Illuminati that a lot of these artists are promoting. I’m not going to get into everything about Illuminati because they are just pawns in the enemies hands but the real problem is a demonic influence that has been released because of following satan’s disciples who even in their death have a great influence of evil over the entertainment industry.

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Music is a one of the biggest business of entertainment and they are preaching their message to the masses. Drugs and the secular music go hand in hand.  The Music industry is blatantly showing the true side of the music world which is about bringing in lawlessness. Stars are coming out showing their true side and how demons are influencing them.

Katy_Hudson_albumSome of these artists once had Christians roots being preacher kids but because of the lure of fame and fortune they left church and sold their soul for rock n’ roll.  Katy Perry is the daughter of Charismatic preacher and went from singing worship in church to promoting sexual perversion to the youth. The middle child of two pastors, Perry grew up listening to gospel music and singing at church in Santa Barbara, CA, but “the heavens opened my eyes when I stumbled upon a Queen record and I was forever saved,” she says with a laugh. “Their musicality and lyrics were so flamboyant and fun and cheeky, I’d never heard anything like it before. I think I draw from wanting to be Freddie Mercury.”SOURCE: Katy Perry ‘Ur So Gay’ album – MusicRemedy. Listen to her interview.

Here is an article from Rolling Stone that tells about her transformation from church to selling herself to the devil. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/sex-god-and-katy-perry-the-new-issue-of-rolling-stone-20100803. She is one of many that are following the love of fame and success. Still she says she’s a Christian even though I don’t really believe in it.

image010_0001Miley Cyrus was another one who professed she was a Christian and is now promoting the occult through her music videos. Her father Billy Cyrus says that the devil is after their family since Miley opened herself up to the world of drugs and the occult.

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How about Lady Gaga, Keisha, Beyonce, and not forgetting all the Hip hop promotion of Satanism and so many others are have given themselves over to demonic spirits for fame and glory. Here is a good resource to find out more about the music industry. This ministry has been doing this for years and have so powerful videos. Check them out from Good Fight Ministries. Here are two powerful videos about exposing the occult practices in popular music. These two artists are very popular but they sold themselves to satan for success. Watch with caution

cn_image.size.whitney-houston-prA recent death was also a cause because the music industry and drug addiction;  the death of Whitney Houston. She was also another singer who got started in church and left Gospel music for the world of pop music. She became successful but the years of drug addiction and abuse took a toll on her and took her life.  The devil destroyed her life and it’s time we stop allowing him to kill off more souls.

Church don’t mix secular with the holy 

It’s time that we stop lying to ourselves that the world has the best influences and realize that they are in darkness and need someone to bring back to the light of truth.

That’s why I doing this article. Having been in the secular music industry I know what is all about. And believe me it’s nothing good.

Here recently even the church is being lied to saying they to play  secular music in the church to draw in the world. Check out my post here  . How does playing AC/DC during a church service how anything to do with worshiping God?

This is at a church service.

Here is what God word says about those who rebel and use drugs and sorcery to get ahead:

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. Revelation 18:21-23

And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.  Revelation 18: 21-24

Let me tell that drugs will destroy your life. Not just marijuana, cocaine, and others but alcohol as well. You must close the doors on them before they take you to an early grave.

If you want to more than about  what you’ve just read, then we have powerful presentation that’s in a video and teaching setting that will explain this including my testimony. So if any pastors and churches want to bring this presentation and expose  the devils plan for destroying  people through music then fill out this form and we will contact you.

We will pick this up in our next post in Part 3.

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Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, I Timothy 4:1-2

We are going take a short detour for a moment and turn our attention to current events and bible prophecy. This will be a three parts series of posts about how the love for the paranormal is reaching far beyond the dark, depraved, and sinful  condition of man’s soul and how God’s supernatural power destroys the works of darkness.

From the beginning of EF Ministries are mission has been to teach people about the truth behind many of the popular themes of the occult and paranormal which are unhealthy and the spirit behind them.

Gathering StormMost churches, ministries and pastors don’t speak about the demonic influences that affect pop culture. For many reasons: either they don’t see a problem, their afraid to address the issues, or believe that these things just don’t exist. It’s time we get a backbone, and expose the darkness with the light of truth. Most of the time we are unaware of practices and trends because we have not been taught on what their true origins are. That is what I propose to address in these articles.

Enduring Faith Ministries see beyond what others may seem as harmless and expose the evil agenda of  satan’s plan to make evil good and good evil. Zombies and the undead is one topic most people shy away from not this ministry.

Our latest video on YouTube check it out here about the spirit world.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20

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Zombies is something you would normally discuss for Halloween but today is everywhere. People are always following after the latest fad and zombies seem to be the new vampires.  Twilight and vampires in paranormal romance become popular and now zombies with their undead decaying decomposing flesh is all over the media. From books, movies, comics, television, and.  Popular media is a big factor in how people perceive the undead.

If there is ever a time to pray against the wickedness and darkness that is being released in our country it’s now especially from the world of entertainment and music. Rebellion, paranoia, drug abuse, and a lack of self-indulgence into the dark nature of man is the sign of the times.

Why would we want our minds filled with the most gruesome, gory, and demonic images from the undead?  There are some that say that we are on a brink of a zombie apocalypse. Whatever is happening people can’t get enough of zombies. Are zombies real or are they just made up fiction to satisfy our craving for all things paranormal?

The Origin of Zombies

Exactly what is a zombie?

According to Wikipedia, zombie (Haitian Creole: zonbi; North Mbundu: nzumbe) is an animated corpse resurrected by mystical means, such as witchcraft The word ‘Zombie’ gets its roots from African Voodoo. The first Zombies stem from the belief that a corpse could be controlled using magic and that only the person who raised them could control them.

Vodou and Zombies

800px-Haitian_vodou_altar_to_Petwo,_Rada,_and_Gede_spirits;_November_5,_2010.During the twentieth century, Vodou became a regular feature in novels, particular horror novels, and was embraced by the new medium of film.  Vodou has been a feature in literally hundreds of films and television shows.

It is estimated that 80-90% of Haitians “serve the spirits” or practice Vodou. In Vodou, all people die in two ways–naturally (sickness, gods’ will) and unnaturally (murder, before their time); those who die unnaturally linger at their grave, unable to rejoin ancestors until the gods approve. Souls are vulnerable at this time: their will may be snatched up by a powerful sorcerer (boko) and locked in a bottle which the boko uses to control their un-dead but un-living body.

papamondySMPapa Mondy, a vodou houngan (priest) who works to undo bad magic of “unscrupulous” boko. Here he is being mounted (possessed) by a gede (a usually beneficent graveyard spirit) http://www.umich.edu/~uncanny/zombies.html. In the U.S.,

Hollywood portrays Voodoo as a theatrical form of witchcraft in which practitioners stick pins into dolls to cast spells and curses on their enemies.

Here is an interesting quote:

“Many people in the U.S. think that Voodoo is a game, just a little play theater,” says Dr. Hubert Morquette, a Haitian physician and former stage actor. “They do not know, they cannot imagine, the power that this thing, Voodoo, has.” http://usminc.org/voodoo.html

Voodoo and Demon Possession

Possession is a very important belief in Voodoo, especially in Haiti. The possessed person frequently is called a horse that is being ridden by a possessing spirit. Possession is one of the primary ways that Voodoo followers communicate with the hundreds of spirits they believe in. It’s really about trying to conjure up evil spirits and letting them take over our bodies.

All this is forbidden according to scripture:

“When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you. Deuteronomy 18:0-12.   So are zombies spirits of the dead?

What God’s Word say about these who practice sorcery and witchcraft:

Spirit Possession: Individuals are encouraged to give themselves over to spirit possession in voodoo, but the Bible condemns such behavior and warns believers to test the spirits to see whether they are from God (1 John 4:1; 1 Tim. 4:1). Demon possession is something to be delivered from (Matt. 9:32-33; 12:22; 17:18; Mark 5:1-20; 7:26-30; Luke 4:33-36; Acts 16:16-18), not something to desire and seek.

Sorcery and Spiritism: Scripture condemns sorcery, attempts to manipulate spirits through magick rituals and spiritism, communication with the dead and other disembodied spirits (Deut. 18:10-13; 1 Sam. 28:3-25; Mic. 5:12-13).

Ancestor Worship: Voodooists expect to receive guidance, protection, and healing. Sadly they have turned to dead humans rather than to the living God for what God alone offers his children (Prov. 3:5-6; 16:3-9; Ps. 37:5).

So from the origins of zombies it’s connected to witchcraft and the occult. So how do it get so popular?

Today’s zombie

The modern-day zombie is not like the one you see depicted above. Experts believe it’s a reflection of our society.

here is a modern definition: A Zombie, in its broadest sense, is a person who has lost his or her sense of self-awareness and identity, and cares only for the destruction (and often consumption) of any human around, no matter what the circumstances, or cost to his or her self. They make up for this loss of intelligence in sheer numbers, as the state of zombie-ism is almost always contagious, and spreads like wildfire. Technically speaking, true zombies are always dead, and re-animated.

zombie-games-left4deadSome also believe the new revised zombie is about the terror of the dead coming back, the perversion of the afterlife, and living in a state of zombie wasteland.

Entertainment and media are the preachers of the secular world and if society is craving zombies; then are going to be certain to deliver what they want. Death, violence, mayhem, and the occult are especially in zombie video games. Yet we let our children play not realizing what is being released through those games.

Zombies have been depicted comical or romantic  through movies like “Shaun the Dead”, “Zombieland”, “Warmbodies”another paranormal romance like Twilight.  Then there is the zombie apocalypse.

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The Novel World War Z which is a popular book among those who are waiting or anticipating a zombie apocalypse is now a Hollywood movie. There are several books that are preparing people for a zombie attack by contaminated virus out of control or by a world war.

world-war-z-posterPeople will be flocking to the theaters to watch World Z, and  end-time apocalyptic story of zombie infestation taking over the world. What a way to release a spirit of demonic  influence into the air. You may be thinking it’s just a movie and what’s the big deal about the walking dead?  Pastor Isaac, don’t talk about my zombies. Maybe that’s the problem you are dead in Christ so you crave something that feeds upon what’s dead, rotten, the decay and stench of sin. You see that is what satan what’s us to think it’s OK to feast upon elements and terror and fear. . Even those professing Christians are looking forward to watching these horror thrillers. Of course you will say it’s make-believe but the idea is to put fear in people through these films. So when something like this does could happen then we will say it’s not real and ignore it as Hollywood propaganda.

  The bible also says that this would be the condition of the world prior to the return of Christ.

51uqyebsgdlBut know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,  traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,  having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!  For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,  always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.  Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. 2 Timothy 3:1-9

We will pick this up and continue in our discussion in Part 2 About Music and the Media push for making the evil popular. Stay tuned.  if you are interested in bring a presentation on exposing witchcraft within the media with the light of truth to your church then contact us for more info. We bring a live seminar visual presentation with a salvation message of deliverance.  Fill out this form and we will contact you.

Mighty Men Arise part 2

We continue on our topic on calling the mighty men to war.  Last night I had my bi-weekly bible study on issues men face. We talked about God’s word on fatherhood and it was a powerful time of discussion and repentance. The notes of that meeting will be available on this site soon.

There is a battle going on that is targeting and taking out the head of the family, the man. It’s a demonic assault against the family unit but enough is enough, church it’s time to do something about it.

Men it’s time to arise and get on the battlefield.

prayingGod is calling his men to unity in the Church. No longer will the men of God stay alone but we will stand together in the fight. It’s time that men from every denomination every background come and unify as one voice that will change the course of this generation.

Dr. Edwin Louis  Cole heard the call and finished his course , Promise Keepers continues echoing the call, but now men of God from all over the nation it’s time to arise. The harvest is ready and we need workers to go into the fields and gather in the harvest.

Our prayer is that God will rise up Godly men who will be fathers, spiritual fathers, mentors, and guidance to a generation of fatherless children.

The world is in need of godly fathers to arise to the forefront of society

The Army of the Lord 

There is no drafting in the army of God only volunteering.

In his book Wargame Tactics, Charles Grant states:

…in warfare, it is vital to make a correct choice of troops without a particular operation.

 In a war or battle it does not matter how much firepower is available, how much great ground position you gain, and how perfect your line of attack may be without the right people at the right place at the right time, your victory is indecisive or uncertain.

 This what God is saying to his Church: 

biblical-manhood-2It’s time for Godly men to rise up as fathers, spiritual fathers, mentors, and guidance to a generation of fatherless children. The world is in need of godly fathers to arise to the forefront of society.

God is looking for  a few good men. Men of valor, Men of Courage, Men of Integrity, and Men willing to set their agenda’s aside for the sake of Christ. Jesus is what sets the boys from the men. Real Men love Jesus.

The Army of the Lord is needed on the front lines this the place where most of the people spend their time.

The American church is not the main battlefield. The battlefield is in the home, schools, workplace, and places of government. The war is on every ground. These are the people who are not found in Sunday service.  More people spend more time with entertainment than church social activities, recreational time, home, school, and their workplace.

These are places of influential power. This is where much of their time is occupied.

The traditional church remains on the rear in the battlefield while the warriors man the front lines. The problem is that most warriors have abandoned their positions and turned back during the time of battle  like the children of Ephraim.

The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows,
Turned back in the day of battle. They did not keep the covenant of God;
They refused to walk in His law, And forgot His works
And His wonders that He had shown them.  Psalm 78:9-11

More than ever before we don’t just need good leaders we need great leaders.

These are leaders that brave, courageous, and valiant in the face of difficult adversity. They are leaders not only visible in the church but in the neighborhoods, the downtown areas, individual homes, and cities.

ffGreat leaders understand that it takes great sacrifice in order to live in freedom, in the will of God, and free from worldly deception.

“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5;11-12

These men are who are willing to abandon themselves completely to the high calling of becoming the priest, husband, and father that they purposed to be.

They are the special forces that are covering the church in prayer, intercession, worship, spiritual warfare, and understand the times they are living in.

True Leadership has nothing to do with rank and everything to do with responsibility

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.  Let all that you do be done with love. I Cor 16:13-14

This is a true leader.

Now is the time for men of God to accept the spiritual and moral leadership of the home, church, and community

You are mighty men of Valor and you are being summoned to a greater destiny that you can possibly realize.

spiritual_warfare-1024x1024What does it mean to be men of Valor?

The word valor means –fearless courage

To be mighty men of valor men we need : boldness, courage, discipline, direction, Holy ghost filled, and passionate for God

The three things a Men of Valor needs?

In order to be mighty men of valor we need these three things:

  1. We need confidence
  2. We need to build   courage
  3. We need to build  trust

As Men of God there are characteristics and traits that we must adopt to be victorious:   Courage, Trust, boldness,

We are going to just look at courage at this time.

1. Courage: it takes courage to face reality

2. Courage: to admit need

3. Courage: to change

4. Courage: to make decisions

5. Courage to hold convictions:

The Lord is with thee – “The Word of the Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valor.”  Judges 6:12

It appears that Gideon had proved himself, on former occasions, to be a man of courage and personal prowess; and this would naturally excite the confidence of his countrymen. God chooses for his work those instruments which, in the course of his operations in nature and providence, he has qualified for his purpose. The instruments thus chosen are generally unlikely, but they will be ever found the best qualified for the Divine employment.

And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David at the stronghold in the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the gazelles upon the mountains; 1 Chronicles 12:8

Men of war, fit for battle, men of warfare- men of valor

He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.  For the LORD will restore the excellence of Jacob Like the excellence of Israel, For the emptiers have emptied them out And ruined their vine branches.  The shields of his mighty men are made red, The valiant men are in scarlet. The chariots come with flaming torches In the day of his preparation, And the spears are brandished. Nahum 2:1-3 

As fathers, fathers to be, and men of God we must accept our responsibility and be the man that God has called us to be. There are no more excuses

It is time for the men of God to take their place in the body of Christ. In order to be a good leader you must be a follower. Leaders take charge and get the job done. We can no longer be followers, we must become leaders.  When a man refuses to become a leader he forfeits his opportunity for greatness. In order to be a great man of God you must be a servant of God first.

It’s time for the mighty men of valor to arise and take responsibility. No longer will we stand back and allow Satan to rob us of our true identity. We are more than conquerors and over comers.

Spiritual_Warfare_by_NylaRossiniWho shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:35-39

Mighty Men of God Arise!

Mighty Men Arise Part 1

fastAll during in the month of June we are going to post about building up Godly men. I recently saw a picture that said another Fatherless day again. That hit me so deep and caused me to cringe with a holy zeal to see things change. How sad that when it comes to fathers this is what our country pictures. If we don’t do something about it then we are going to lose a generation.

Our children are growing up without their fathers. No wonder our nation is in trouble. The government has stepped in and the fathers have stepped out.

Something has been stirring in me recently that I can’t keep silent no longer. It’s a burning desire to see men of God walking in their fulfilled destiny and calling as valiant anointed warriors for Christ. Too many men have gone MIA ( Missing In Action) and have left their responsibilities to their wives and children. There is an all out war going on against men from every walk of life.

The essence of manhood is under attack.  Men have an identity crisis going on. Should they be man or should they be feminine?

There has never been a time in this generation that our Nation is greater need for Godly men to begin leading their family, their church, their community, and the world.

The ungodly bombardment of filth has corrupted our generation.  Causing men to retreat and abandon their post.

m20574389For too long  the enemy has been trying to completely destroy the family of God. He knows if he can target the man then he can win the battle easily. Satan gets man distracted with other things so he can neglect his time with His heavenly Father.

Men your children are counting on you, your families, your church, your community, your cities, your nation, your world.  It’s time for you to lead!  You can no longer just be a follower you must become a leader.

The word Father literally means ” life-giver”. It’s no wonder that when families are fatherless then the life of the family suffers great loss.

I’m not seating back anyone. I am standing up and doing something about it. In churches there is a lot of other ministries that are more important like children’s, youth, young adults, ton of programs, etc but men’s ministry is the most neglected and churches are suffering because of it.

That’s why men’s movements like the late Edwin Louis Cole (Christian Men’s Network) Coach Bill McCartney (Promise Keepers) T.D. Jakes(Manpower) conferences and events have been for years trying to unite men to work together. There has been great momentum but it’s still not enough. Men got all pumped up for a little while then fizzle out because they don’t have an ongoing discipleship,  mentoring, teaching, ad equipping ministry. So many men want to do be used of God but don’t know how.

There is something that has been missing.I will be sharing in the next posts. So continue to follow our blog.

BlazingArchonIn 2013 you are hearing the call for the mighty men to awakening from their slumber and prepare for war.

God is waking up the warriors that have been asleep. Where are all the Men of God?

Where are all the mighty men gone?

Joel 3:9-10 Proclaim this among the nations:“Prepare for war!

Wake up the mighty men,
Let all the men of war draw near,
Let them come up.

There is a stirring going on in Men who are ready to see change. Men who are willing to sacrifice all for the sake of others.

The problem in society is not due to lack of government leadership; the problem is caused because godly men are missing in action. We don’t need good leaders we need great leaders and men you are the answer to the solution.

AsleepAtChurchOur men are falling asleep in church because men have nothing worth fighting for. We don’t need another men’s program, more men’s groups, more conferences,  we need action. We need a revolution.

Men you are the key to turning this thing around.

For too long  the enemy has been trying to completely destroy the family of God. He knows if he can target the man then he can win the battle easily.

The statistics show that:

If a youth leads the family to church only 15% follow

If a woman  lead the family to church  only 30% follow

 If a man leads his family to church  95%  follow

So if we can get the men of God in the right position, then we can change the world!

Men your children are counting on you, your families, your church, your community, your cities, your nation, your world.  It’s time for you to lead!  You can no longer just be a follower you must become a leader.

Malachi  4:5-6

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

 Men of God its time to turn the hearts of the father to their children, the children’s hearts to their father, turn the hearts of the spouses toward each other turn the hearts of the family toward God.

We are desperate need of Godly men who are fathers, husbands, mentors, and great leaders. Are you willing to be one?

This is a call men of God to get involved and in the next posts we are going to be discussing what God is saying to the mighty men of valor. That times is now for Mighty Men to Arise!

VALOR-

Victorious

Anointed

Loyal, Obedient

Radical

Stayed tuned for more resources for men in the next month. We will be posting podcast programs, videos, and other ways to bring a message of the end-times vital for men to the church.

The church will not survive being isolated and divided. The only way we are going to win this battle is locking arms with one another and battling together.  

Churches you need pillars and men you are the pillars to that church. So rise up and be counted!
Before we go just wanted to inform of our new resources that are available. New CD recorded live in one of our meetings and also includes a studio track as well check it out here.

Until our next post, continue to build Enduring Faith.

Rent family movies for summertime

It’s almost summer time again! It’s a perfect time to consider EF Video Rentals for your family nights.  There is a strong need for Family films that have great messages and stories for children and young people. There are far to many films that most families can’t sit and watch with their children.

We  just added this video to our rentals. It’s a great adventure film with families and has an excellent story. I highly recommend it!

thelostmedallionBill Muir is the director/writer/producer of ” The Lost Medallion”, here is what he said on his blog ” One afternoon I went to a movie theater and noticed a mother and her three kids looking up at the marquee listing of movies.  I stood back and watch them studied the names of movies and not finding one movie to go to, turned back toward their car disappointed.  That afternoon I decided to produce a movie that parents could take their kids to.”  I thought to myself, there are not enough movies out there with a good message that a family can enjoy together. That motivated me to create The Lost Medallion.”

Most of these movies people never hear about because there is not a lot support. Families complain that there are not enough movies for them to sit down and watch for their families but never support the films that are targeting them. The reason why many family faith and family films ever make to the big screen or video is that there is not enough parents voicing their concerns or just don’t considerate it worth the time and effort. We give too much support to big companies like Disney, Dream works, and others. When they are great film studios like Methinx Entertainment, Pure Flix Films, and many others that are producing high quality family films like “The Great Medallion”.

This is why we started Enduring Faith Video Rentals in 2011. Enduring Videos has hundreds of Family and Christian films that have great stories and messages that the entire family can watch. We want to see a change in our country in what families are consuming for entertainment. If you keep up with our blog, we have the latest news on new DVD releases and theatrical releases that the entire family can enjoy.

Highly Recommended for family viewing
We have put together a list of recommended family members that are available to rent for EF Video Rentals.

Lost MedallionThe Lost Medallion is a great family and adventure film that has powerful story telling and great production value.

A man who stops into a foster home to drop off some donations soon tells the kids a story about two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion that transports them back in time.

watch the trailer – Now Available for Rent

story of hosea

Amazing Love The Story of Hosea is also a great film for   young and old alike. Teen friends, Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy embark on a weekend camping trip lead by their church youth group leader Stuart (Sean Astin) and his wife Beth (Erin Bethea). Joining them is an outsider Ashley, a self-involved rich kid, whose attitude causes a major commotion within the group, specifically between her and Carrie. Before it gets too out of hand though, Stuart takes this opportunity to share with the kids the incredibly powerful biblical story of Hosea; a story of immovable faith, impeccable commitment, and impervious love.

unconditional

Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since childhood have become published books. When her husband Billy is killed in a senseless act of violence, Sam loses her faith and her will to live. But a death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend. As Sam watches “Papa” Joe care for and love the kids in his under-resourced neighborhood, she begins to realize that no matter life’s circumstances, the love of God is always reaching out to us. Inspired by true events.

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Best buddies Dustin (Jansen Panettiere), Albert (Frankie Ryan Manriquez), and Mark (Allen Isaacson) are twelve year old boys looking forward to a summer of fun in 1970. When Dustin mows the lawn of seventy-five year old Jonathan Sperry (Gavin MacLeod), a man he has seen at church, a unique friendship develops. What happens the rest of this summer is something Dustin and his friends will never forget! Dove approved. Rated PG. Approx. 96 minutes.

 

Renting from EF Videos is easy and simple 

Our rentals are available for $1 for 2 days. No membership required  and we don’t have no late fees.

visit our video page for more information.

Why are we charging  $1?  We are not about making a profit but the money goes directly into purchasing more DVD’s to our inventory.

If you would like to donate to this ministry you can. We are open to those who believe this a great ministry and would like to support what we are doing.  Contact us if you would like to support EF Videos or start a rental ministry at your church .

Summer Specials 

For the summer we want to show our appreciation to those who have supported EF Videos . For each person you recommend to EF Videos we will give you a free rental. That’s right for each person you recommend.

Summer time is perfect for rentals.

If you like the movies you see then this summer we will have a selection of films available to purchase. So spread the word about EF Videos and come see us at our two locations.

Mother’s of Faith

4This Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s one day out of the year when the country celebrates the mother’s. The Enduring Faith Ministries would like to also celebrate our mothers.

We prepared a special program that we believe will encourage the mothers. We honor and respect all that you do Mother’s. May the Lord bless you in abundance. Children all your honor and treat here with royalty.

Ephesians 6:1-3  Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.

I thank God for my mother, Mary Ann Gutierrez, she raised me in the things of God even though I strayed away in my teen years she never stopped praying for me. She has been a great supporter of this ministry. Thank God for a praying momma!!  One day soon I will  share her powerful testimony of her encounter with the reality of eternity.

Her are some famous quotes about Mother’s from respected men that honored their mothers.

George Washington said, “The greatest teacher I ever had was my mother.”

Lincoln said, “All that I am and all I ever hope to be , I owe to my mother; no man is poor when he has a Godly mother.”

Spurgeon said, “I cannot tell how much I owe to the prayers of my good mother…I remember her once praying, ‘Now Lord, if my children go on in sin, it will not be from ignorance that they perish, and my soul must bear swift witness against them at the day of judgment if they lay not hold on Christ and claim Him as their personal Saviour.”

Henry Ward Beecher said, “The mother’s heart is the children’s classroom; What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way to the grave.”

We produced a special broadcast just for Mother’s Day. We dedicated to all the Special Mother’s of faith. We examine how important the role of a mother is in the life of her children and family.  May this word bless and encourage you for many years to come.

Listen to this program:

http://efministries.podomatic.com/entry/2013-05-01T06_07_26-07_00

Happy Mothers Day and Continue to build Enduring Faith..

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