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Posted 2/14/17 at 12:08 AM | Yvonne Perkins
Dictionary.com defines gate as a movable barrier, usually on hinges, closing an opening in a fence, wall, or other enclosure.
2.an opening permitting passage through an enclosure.
3.a tower, architectural setting, etc., for defending or adorning such an opening or for providing a monumental entrance to a street, park, etc.:
the gates of the walled city; the palace gate.4.any means of access or entrance
THE Bible Dictionary
(https://bible.gen.nz/amos/archaeology/gate.htm)describes the meaning of “gates”
the "law court" (either formally in criminal cases or less formally as the place where family business or disputes were settled),
the public forum where community business was discussed and gossip exchanged or
the administrative center - the "Town Hall".
The gates were constructed like a fortress and meant to defend the city and keep the enemy out. http://www.crystalinks.com/jerusalemgates.html.Jesus Christ was crucified outside of the gate, Hebrews 13:12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. The prophets proclaim the word of God at the gates.Jeremiah 17:19-27. Nehemiah talks about gates of Jerusalem. http://jesusplusnothing.com/studies/online/nehem3.htm. Jesus declared “ I am the gate for the sheep” John 10:7-10, enter through the narrow gate Matt 7:13-14, gates of hell shall not prevail Matt 16:18. Lift up your heads, o ye gates Psalms 24:7-10. FULL POST
Posted 1/29/17 at 10:55 PM | Yvonne Perkins
Jesus came into this world, took on flesh and walk on this earth for over 30 years. He didn’t come to condemn man but came seeking to save the lost. Jesus was rejected and misunderstood. Jesus knows what it is to be lied upon, talked about, mistreated and betrayed. He knew his fate upon entering this world but he came anyway. He came to die that you may live.
Jesus came to save the morally good person, the kind person, the one who is generous to others and compassionate. He came to save the lesbian, homosexual, perverted, pimp, prostitute, murderer and child molester. He came to save the liar, drunkard, thief, adulterer and adulteress, and gambler. He came to save the gang leader, gang members, and terrorist. He came to save the uneducated, well educated, mentally ill, poor and rich. He came to save the unbeliever, the fool who says there is no God and the atheist. He came to save the witch, sorcerer, and warlock. He came to save the young and the old.
Jesus came to save all mankind. God does not put sin in different categories, stating which is greater or less. SIN: Anything that violates or goes against the word of God. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envying, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Gal. 5:16-21, KJV). FULL POST
Posted 12/30/16 at 7:29 AM | Yvonne Perkins
The word transition automatically implies change. Webster defines transition this way: a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another: b: a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another. It is the act of preparing to do things in a different manner. It is the state of moving from one place to another or from one thing or task to another.
As this year draws to an end we are transitioning into the new year. Naturally, many things are taking place as we prepare for the new year. Some customs include giving your home a thorough cleaning, discarding things we no longer have any use for, perhaps checking the freezer for items that need to be disposed of etc. Businesses take inventory of what products are left, which did well and which did not. Accountants review their financial books to determine where they stand financially.
This year we have a transition of power in the White House. President Obama has extended his hand to assist President-elect Donald Trump in making this transition. President Obama states he is willing to do all that it takes to assist President-elect Trump because it is important for him to do well that our nation made do well. He understands that this transition is more important than his personal beliefs/opinions about the incoming President. FULL POST
Posted 11/13/16 at 12:41 PM | Yvonne Perkins
1st Samuel 8:19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
Let me make it perfectly clear that it is my opinion that Donald Trump Should Not Be President. He is racist. He is sexist.He has no experience in government. He has No experience in military strategies and little regard for those who have served,.disregard for the law when he it goes against what he considers to be violence but he advocates violence. Wonder why hate groups are attracted to him? He is self-absorbed. He right. He lacks compassion. He has no regard for the poor,sick, or disabled.Not only does he attractsis egotist.
I personally think the only reason he ran for President was to get back at President Obama for humiliating him at the White House Correspondent dinner. Why is he so focused on destroying the legacy of President Barack Obama? https://youtu.be/k8TwRmX6zs4. Advocates during away with Geneva Convention, and possibly NATO.He has been inconsistent about his stance on many issues http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/full-list-donald-trump-s-rapidly-changing-policy-positions-n547801 He has lack of emotional control and is temperamental. FULL POST
Posted 10/19/16 at 8:31 AM | Yvonne Perkins
Halloween is just a few days away. Stores have packed their shelves with candy, party stores have changed their decor and scary costumes are everywhere. Church's debate on whether to celebrate Halloween or offer alternative gathering for the children. Reports of "Creepy Clowns" intent on hurting, kidnapping and scarring children are on the rise. What is really going on?
Let's back up. I encourage you to read my previous blog "http://blogs.christianpost.com/prayer/halloween-dont-be-tricked-12825/". I will share the following excerpts here: Did you know that October 31st is considered New Year's Day for witches and warlocks? Their New Year starts October 31st and ends October 30 of the next year. According to Witches and Warlock Annual Wiccan Holidays, "The wall between earth and the underworld is thin at this time of year. On Halloween night, the wall opens. Samhain, the Lord of Darkness, rises from the underworld. He roams the world looking for lost souls. It is an evil and wicked night, a perfect night for a witch to celebrate New Year’s."
Some people don't believe that witches and warlock exist. They think that's just old fairy tale stuff to scare children and feeble minded people. The bible speaks of witches: Leviticus 19:31 - Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God. Read the following for more information: http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Witchcraft/. James Melton has written a very enlightening track on this subject that can be found at this site: http://biblebelievers.com/jmelton/Wizzards.html.
What is really going on? Intercessors recognize that something more sinister is going on? What you must understand is that witches have been preparing with joy for this season. It is their time to release evil into the atmosphere. To establish an atmosphere of fear, horror and torment in the earth realm. There is a those that are drawn to evil, violent, horrific crimes. spirit behind the "Creepy Clown" and video games such as "Slender Man" and a connection between There are some people that wait all year long for this opportunity to get behind costumes and openly walk the streets, hide in alleys and gangways to perpetrate evil, fear and bring harm to others. The rapist, thief,pedophile, murderer and perverted are excited about this opportunity.
In light of the early manifestation of lurking evil and releasing of fear and intimidation into the atmosphere it is urgent that Intercessors take back territory and be on high alert.
INTERCESSORS HAVE BEEN GIVEN AUTHORITY TO PENETRATE THE HEAVENS AND BLOCK DEMONIC ACTIVITIES. We are not alone in this fight but must call upon our Heavenly father to release Warring Angels with swords dipped in the Blood of Jesus, Lamb of God, to cut off the head of the enemy. We must intercede for protection over our homes, our children and communities. WE MUST INTENSIFY PRAYER AND COVER THE GATES TO OUR CITIES.
What is really going on? Intercessors clearly understand Ephesian 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Gates are entry way in and out of the city. Gates allow or forbid or block access. One does not need the spirit of discernment to recognize the spirit of murder and destruction that is hovering over our cities. What is needed is for intercessors, prophetess, prophets, pastors, and leaders to suit up for warfare and man the gates to evict the enemy, and retake territory.
Declare that the gates of this city is closed to Satan and demonic activities, That warring Angels are assisting us in evicting the enemy. Declare the King of Glory is welcome to possess our gates.Psalm 24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
SPEAK THE ANSWER NOT THE PROBLEM. THE ANSWER IS THE WORD OF GOD. HEAVENLY FATHER we invite you to possess our nation, states, government, cities, communities, and homes. Evict the enemy, sweep him out with all of his demonic spirits and allow your presence saturate this territory. We ask you to allow the shed Blood of your son,Jesus to cover us. Protect our children and families particularly doing this Halloween season as we intensify our warfare against the spirits being released over our region. Take the blinders off the eyes of people that the enemy cause to sit in darkness and allow the light of your word to gain entrance to their hearts. Pull down every contrary thought, believe, ritual, routine that goes contrary to your word. We bind up murder, rape, perversion, fear and torment. We loose safety, love, hope, peace, comfort and the fear of the lord upon each and every soul. Protect us from the violent man and let the warring angels chase him down a dark slippery path which has no escape. Let your people rejoice in your righteousness and dwell under the shadow of your wings. Thank you God for ordaining peace and safety for those that love you and all that are connected to us in any way. You are our loving father, our protector, our shield and our solid rock. We declare that all of power is in your hands. Therefore we bow down before you and glorify your name for you are worthy of our love and praise forever,forever and forever. We trust you and believe that you will do this for us in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, by the power and authority of the Holy Spirit and your word.
Posted 9/6/16 at 7:01 AM | Yvonne Perkins
Children of this generation face challenges that we never dreamt of today. In our generation we were allowed to play outside until the streets light came on. There was the sound of laughter in the streets. There was a sense of community safety. We dare not talk back to an adult. Teachers was expected to be person with high standards and morals. Being a “bad” child consisted of sneaking a cigarette or drink from the family stash, or ditching school for a day. It was not hard to distinguish right from wrong. Your parents taught you that at home, the preacher taught it at church, teachers taught it at school and society back it up as well. The village invested in raising their children.
Today’s generation children, young children are being shot as they play on their front porch, or on the basketball court or even just going to the candy store. Children are taught how to fall on the floor at the sound of gunshots. Parents never thought that their child may not return home from school because someone beat them to death in the girl’s bathroom, or on the streets as they came home from school. Parents never consider the possibility that a pedophile would kidnap their child, rapist rape them or someone would rob little children walking home from school. Parents never thought their children would be taught about “different” families that included two moms or two dads. Who knew there would come a time when “homosexual/lesbian lifestyle would be celebrated and it would be politically incorrect to criticize or speak against it. Your child’s teacher could come to school sporting a man’s suit one week and a fancy dress the next. You teach your child that using drugs is wrong but society legalize marijuana and promote the use of it. FULL POST
Posted 7/19/16 at 8:20 AM | Yvonne Perkins
This is the second part of the series on the 8 prayer watches of the Bible. There are four watches of the night and four watches of the day First Watch also known as the Evening Watch from 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Second Watch from 9:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. Third Watch also known as the Breaking of Day Watch from 12:00 A.M. to 3:00 A.M. and the Fourth Watch or The Morning Watch from 3:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. The four watches of the day are: Fifth Watch aka the Early Morning Watch from 6:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. Sixth Watch 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. The Seventh Watch 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. and Eighth Watch 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
We discussed that each watch has a different set of duties, purpose or function. The watchman during the first watch per Lamentations 2:19 cries out to our heavenly father on behalf of the children. Mark 1:32-34, Luke 4:40 talks about this watch being a time when Jesus healed many. The focus of this watch is A time to repent on behalf of yourself, families, ministries, and government.A time to pray for government, finances, welfare and justice, stewardship, and education. Pray for transformation of the hearts of men everywhere. FULL POST
Posted 7/7/16 at 8:15 AM | Yvonne Perkins
I have been meditating on the prayer watches of the bible. Today I am sharing with you the knowledge I have gained through researching this interesting topic. This is the first of eight blogs I will share with you on this subject. The consensus of my studies indicate the history of the prayer watches start in the Jewish Calendar. The night was divided into military hours with the intent that soldiers would be on guard during these different time periods. The watches were initially divided into three watches.
The first or "beginning of the watches (Lam. 2:19) the middle watch, (Judges 7:19) and the morning watch (Exodus 14:24) The beginning watch from sunset to 10 P.M. the middle watch from 10 P.M. to 2 A.M. and the last watch from 2 A.M. to sunrise. The Roman government increased the number of watches to four, which became known as the first, second, third and fourth watch.
There are four watches of the night and four watches of the day. First Watch also known as the Evening Watch from 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Second Watch from 9:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. Third Watch also known as the Breaking of Day Watch from 12:00 A.M. to 3:00 A.M. and the Fourth Watch or The Morning Watch from 3:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. The four watches of the day are: Fifth Watch aka the Early Morning Watch from 6:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. Sixth Watch 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. The Seventh Watch 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. and Eighth Watch 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. FULL POST
Posted 5/16/16 at 9:51 PM | Yvonne Perkins
Nope, President Obama You Are Wrong. I love and respect President Barak Obama. However, once again he is Wrong. Please let common sense prevail when it comes to transgender washroom’s policy. In the beginning God created male and female. I don’t care who or what you feel like, you were created either male or female. Having said that, it is your choice, right and privilege to be anyone you choose to be as long as you don’t take away my privilege’s to be whom I choose to be.
There must be order. Separate bathroom was created for a reason. It provides order. Males as determine by what lies between their legs goes to male bathroom. Likewise, females use female bathrooms. Please tell me what is so hard about that. When does minority rule? Are transgender people in the majority? I think not. Wisdom is truly turned backwards to suggest anything else.
Of all the issues that America is facing and particular the African American community i.e. poverty, lack of resources, high crime, murder/violence, need for jobs for ex-felons etc. surely President Obama could have weighed in on something else. I’m, once again disappointed in President Obama stance on this issue because of his claim to be a Christian and statement that he prays every night. FULL POST
Posted 4/19/16 at 7:28 AM | Yvonne Perkins
All across the nations the headlines scream of senseless murder, unbelievable violence, sex trafficking, kidnapping and horrific torture of individuals/families. Terrorists groups seem to pop up from nowhere trying to establish their name and gain recognition. Gang leaders meet to plot their devious plans. Sometimes not even the police can be counted on to serve and protect but instead appear to be gangsters with a badge. People are being shot driving on the expressway. Innocent children being executed because their parents have gang ties. Governors and mayors are at a loss to know how to solve the problems. It seems like the secret service has even fallen down on their jobs to adequately protect the President of the U.S. It is only by the grace, mercy of God and prayers of the saints that his life and his family has been spared.
What is the answer? There is a spiritual answer to this natural problem. Demonic spirits can take over regions. Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. We have power to Bind the ruling spirit of Murder. Is there any hope? What can we do? God has already provided the answer. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Let the people of God cry out for repentance and revival then we shall see the power of God when we once again understand the power of repentance and prayer. FULL POST