Weapons of Warfare

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.
— 2 Corinthians 10:4
” The word “warfare” is taken from the word stratos. By choosing to use this word, the Holy Spirit alerts us to some very important facts about spiritual warfare.

The word stratos is where we derive the word strategy. This informs us that spiritual warfare does not occur accidentally but is something that is strategically planned. Just as any army plans its line of attack before a battle begins, the devil plans a line of attack, decides which methods he will use, and chooses the approach he wants to take as he cautiously charts a well-thought-out assault.
But the word stratos doesn’t just describe the devil’s strategies. It also tells us that if we will listen to the Holy Spirit, He will give us a strategy that is superior to any schemes of the devil. The devil is not the only one with a strategy. The Holy Spirit always holds the key to every victory, and He wants to provide us with a divinely-inspired strategy that will render null and void the works of the devil every time!

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New Year, New Beginnings

It’s 2019, and it begins with all things new, even though things look familiar and almost the same. We are transitioning. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that if any man be in Christ, he a new creature or creation: old things are passed: behold (look) all things are become new.
John writes in Revelation that I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
With each passing day we are passing. The old is leaving and making way for the new. Everything is changing and will be changed. Celebrate this these new beginnings.

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The reason for the season!

Isaiah 9:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Luke 2:8-14 King James Version (KJV)

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

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It is GOOD to Give Thanks!

“O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is GOOD, for His mercy endureth forever.” (Psalm 107:1)
It is good the give thanks to our Lord! For God is GOOD. Everything He made was GOOD; and His mercy endures forever. We are always in thanksgiving giving thanks. With every breath we take we should acknowledge our thanks to Him as we breathe His breath. As we fellowship with family and close friends, let’s not forget who our thanks belongs to.

We are ALIVE!

Genesis 2:7
Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
We were just dust on the ground when God intimately formed us. Despite all of us being the same, He forms each of us uniquely and differently from this dust.

And you know WHAT? We are ALIVE in Him by His breath!

Acts 17:28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
START LIVING THE LIFE!

Help

Matthew 9:35-38 35
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
36. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
37. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38. Ask the LORD of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

We need volunteers…We need your support, help and prayers…
Will you work with us??

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Spring Has Sprung!

“My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig tree put forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise my love, my fair one, and come away.”
(Song Of Solomon 2:10-13)
The declaration of love inspires as we transition from the season of winter into the season of spring! Let us come out of the winter of 2017 now past and enjoy and embrace the spring of 2018! Spring Has Sprung!

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Welcome April

We are very excited about the month of April! Showers, flowers, bring it on. There are many events planned for our residents and stakeholders for the month of April, including outings to Walmart, the Golden Corral, Keenland and Jacobson Park just to name a few!
There will also be plenty of bible study times as we prepare to journey through the bible from Genesis to Revelation. Church! Church! Church! Chaplain Bellamy, Sister Vonette Washington, Rev. Leon Williams, sister and songstress Charlotte Thompson!
We have manicures, music with John, and a choir. Bingo, popcorn, coffee and donuts, karaoke with classical music. Pets and birthday celebrations!
This month celebrates Occupational Therapy. Spring Break Day will be on April 18th. April 20th celebrates our volunteers, with Earth Day on April 22nd…many reasons to celebrate in the month of April! Stay tuned for more details!

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Passion week

From the Chaplain’s desk:
As we prepare and enter into the week of passion, let us be prayerfully mindful of the ultimate sacrifice that was given to us for the remission of our sins!
“For God SO loved the world that HE gave His only begotten Son. That whosoever (believes) believeth in Him should not perish, but have (everlasting) eternal life.
(John 3:16)

It was this love that made man in Genesis 1:26 redeemed man in John 3:16.
The Passion week displays and reminds us of the unconditional love that God continues to give even as we live today!
14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
(John 1:14)
What a blessing to have had God’s only son among us to teach us; reach us; and to save us!
Chaplain Stanley Bellamy

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