Thursday, June 30, 2011


A close family member called me yesterday and told me that the doctor said I have_____. I said oh wow and then they followed it up by saying yes ______ runs in our family. At the time I didn't agree or disagree I just listened. Nevertheless I immediately began thinking about the Word and what the Word says.

Sometimes people need a listening ear, they don't always need to be "beat over the head with scripture." Consequently, this conversation had thoughts racing through my head and inspired me to blog. I received my confirmation this morning when I opened up my daily Word for Joel Osteen and saw this scripture “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God...” 1 Peter 4:11, NKJV

It is interesting talking to Bible believing, faith walking, Christian spiritual men and woman of God and hearing them speak things contrary to the Word. The importance of speaking the Word and speaking the Word only, that should be every Christians lifestyle. For the Word says in Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" Jesus spoke this after being tempted by the devil to turn stone into bread. For Jesus had fasted for 40 days and 40 nights and was hungry. Whew that just sparked something else in me, thank you, Holy Spirit. The enemy will tempt you to do something when he feels that you are desperate or in need! Jesus could have very well turned the stone to bread after all he turned water to wine. Nevertheless, he had nothing to prove to the devil and everything to lose had he succumb to the temptation.

Ok now let me get back on track. Man is to live on every word that comes from the mouth of God. So if we are to live off of the Word of God, no man of any profession should be able to tell us anything contrary to the Word of God that we accept as truth. This is something that I myself am working on and it applies to what we say about ourselves as well as others. Scripture says that the just live by faith and that we are to walk by faith and not by sight. I encourage all reading this that whatever you may be going through go to the Word, find the Word that applies to your situation, speak the Word and let God do the work until the Words that you speak alter the world around you.

Now back to this doctor business....So, the doctor says that you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis and then you turn around and tell others I have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis... Right there you took ownership of something not of God and contrary to the Word. Were there sick people in the bible yes they were but Jesus.

Matthew 9:35 "Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness."

Luke 4:40 "When the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them."

Isaiah 53:5 "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed."

The bible speaks healing, it says by his stripes we are healed. So when the doctor gives you a diagnosis, instead of claiming it speak the Word. Can you tell people that you have been diagnosed with something. Of course you can however, I encourage you to tell someone that will speak the Word over your life and pray your healing in the name of Jesus. Not someone that will say oh my Lord, well child you know so and so has that too and my is it hard on them and you know that runs in our family.

Who's family?

If you are a bible believing, baptized Christian that is filled with the Holy Ghost, your father is Heaven and his name is Yahweh, your brother is Jesus and I guarantee you no sickness, disease, lack, poverty, depression, or anything negative runs in that family!!!!

Romans 8:17 "Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory." - disease, sickness, lack, etc. is not sharing in God's glory that is my belief and I stand on it.

Philippians 3:20 "But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ," - we are citizens of heaven and I firmly believe and know there is no sickness, disease, lack, depression or anything of any kind of that sort up there and that is where your citizenship is, not here on earth.

John 14:12
"In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you." - in our Father's House, our Father has everything that we need for he is our creator.

2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! - new creature, your family line starts with God then Christ so nothing runs in your family but Faith, Blessings, Love, Peace, Joy, Prosperity, Abundance, Healing, Grace, and Mercy to name a few.

So what am I saying? “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God...” 1 Peter 4:11, NKJV

What does that mean?

"Today, remember, you are God’s voice in the earth. When you speak to others, declare what God would say about them. Let your words be used to bring life, hope and blessing. Speak as the oracles of God and be His mouthpiece everywhere you go." Joel Osteen

Be a blessing and be blessed,

Epiphany Essentials

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Monday, June 27, 2011

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Be blessed and be a blessing,
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The more I go through life, the more the Word of God continues to confirm its validity in my life.
There is one scripture that always allows me to put whatever situation I am in into perspective,
Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose." All things - all things means ALL not some of the things in our lives but all of the things that we go through work together for our good.

The key is to remain steadfast and faithful to the Word of God and stand on His promises when faced with adversity, trials, or an uncomfortable situation.

How does this fit into the Why Rent When You Can Own topic, well, last week I was listening to Bill Winston and he said stop trying to figure things out with your natural mind and trust God. In the natural you would tell me that one must put 20% down on a home, have a credit score of 700+ and plenty of money saved in the bank to purchase a home. If you don't have 20% to put down you have to pay Private Mortgage Insurance on top of your mortgage payment.

So there are more than likely hundreds of thousands of Americans who believe that home ownership is just another part of the American Dream they may not experience. Nevertheless they are renting and paying anywhere from $750 to $3,000K/month here in Chicago that is. Naturally one would assume their rent payment would exceed what they are currently paying for rent.

Well let me introduce you to NACA - Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America

NACA is a great program that allows people to buy homes with NO Money Down and NO Closing Costs. How is that possible you may ask? I encourage you to visit their website, do your due diligence and if you are interested in buying a home attending one of their workshops. Whether you are on SSI or get a regular paycheck, whether you make $15/hour or 6 figures you can inquire about and use NACA to purchase a home as long as you don't own one right now.

So again, take the time to visit, if you are looking for a sign from God, here it is.

Why rent when you can own? For a bonus, also look into Individual Development Accounts - there may be a program in your area that will match your savings dollar for dollar or more towards the purchase of your new home visit

Be blessed and be a blessing,
Epiphany Essentials

Wednesday, June 22, 2011





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Monday, June 20, 2011

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

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