“Can You See Eternity?” / In Loving Memory of Mother Lucile Pecola Winn-Prince

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   JUNIOR0001  Me and My Two Sisters In Front of Our Home in Mayesville

OP FAVORITES0005Me, The Eldest Child, Standing Behind Daddy’s Car and In front of Church.


Just yesterday I was a little boy and today I am a 61 year old sickly and crippled old man fighting multiple diseases, illnesses, disabilities, and walking in the shadow of DEATH – acutely aware of who is in control.

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, A Lifetime Has Passed Before Me and I find myself back where I started – not having moved from the front porch of my grandmother’s house in Mayesville – still a little boy in a BIG BOY’S WORLD.  But something is different.

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The house isn’t a home anymore.

There is no TRUSTED AND NURSHING voice of warning, wisdom, guidance, genuine and unselfish concern, love, and caring whispering in my ears.

There is no one left who knows my heart and spirit so thoroughly that words aren’t necessary for us to communicate and to whom my soul was exposed.

There is no sense of belonging, shared community, comradery, and unifying family love.

YES! Something is different!

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The Wedding Of Dad and Mom – Othealor and Lucile Prince 1956.

For the first time in my immeasurably brief lifespan, I Am ALL ALONE.  I blinked and it was all over. The ones who brought me into this world have left this world.  And The Sense of Pain, Loss, And Despair is unimaginable and is magnified beyond anything that I can adequately describe or express by the alienation and abandonment of relatives during this most painful, vulnerable and transitional time of my earthly existence.

It is impossible to fathom how quick, fast and in a hurry, life can transition.  It is impossible to know what will happen in the next moment or how we will respond.  We really DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH PAIN WE CAN BEAR UNTIL WE ARE FORCED TO BEAR IT.

GLORY TO GOD!  I DON’T WANT TO BEAR ANYMORE.  BUT YHVH’S WILL BE DONE.

Nevertheless, in my ignorance and humanity I had no better sense than to trust in the blood of family to unite in a time grief and tragedy and to share each other’s grief and bear each other’s burdens as we were reared to do – honoring our upbringing and our parentage.   I Believed In The Blood Of Family. But I Was Terribly Wrong. My Trust Was Not Well Placed.

All my hope should have been in the BLOOD of the HOLY MESSIAH of YHVH – Yehowshua Ha’ Mashiyach – THE LAMB OF GOD.

I May Have Learned My Lesson Too Late.

I Was Always A Little Slower Than Others.

But Whereas I Was Blind, NOW I SEE.

I CAN ONLY TRUST THE BLOOD OF JESUS, THE HOLY MESSIAH FROM YHVH.

And like a little boy waiting for HIS PARENT to pick him up from his grandmother’s house, I now stand TRUSTING IN THE PURIFYING AND SAVING BLOOD OF THE LAMB – waiting in expectation for that once-in-a-lifetime experience where my FATHER will send for me and I can go home where the wicked will cease from troubling me and I can rest from the troubles of this world and be united with the SAINTS (THE FAMILY of YHVH).

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Me, Othealor W. Prince, Jr., On Front Porch Of Grandma’s House


CAN YOU HEAR ETERNITY?

DO YOU HEAR THE VOICE OF ETERNITY?

For it is appointed for men to die once, but after that the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27)

But The Messiah Himself is recorded as saying that “Whoever hears HIS WORD and believes HIM (THE FATHER) who sent HIM has eternal life and WILL NOT COME UNDER JUDGMENT. Indeed, he has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24)

So, while I wait trusting in the BLOOD OF GOD I will Obey HIM OUT OF LOVE For HIM and Serve HIM out of Gratitude and Praise.  I Can’t Help But To SERVE HIM Whose LOVE Wouldn’t Let Me Go.  Even While I Am Broken Into Pieces, YHVH’S COMPASSIONATE LOVE and FORGIVING BLOOD sustains me and keeps me and holds me together.  I would be crushed under the weight of my own transgressions and I would have succumbed to the attacks of my enemies if it had not been for the GRACE and MERCIES of YHVH through the BLOOD of CHRIST. 

Therefore, I will show my gratitude for HIS SAVING AND LOVING KINDNESS AND TENDER MERCIES by serving HIS SHEEP – my brothers and sisters.  I am compelled by contrition and awesome fearful reverence to obey The FATHER’S COMMANDMENTS and OBSERVE ALL OF HIS LAWS – so that others may see my good works and GLORIFY The FATHER which is in HEAVEN.

Are you beginning to see?

Can You See Eternity?

Are You Listening For HIS Voice.

He is not the God of the dead,
but of the living, for to Him all are alive
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(Luke 20:38)

In Loving Memory of My Mother Lucile Pecola Winn-Prince Whose Life Made My Life Worth Living.
Obituary maybe found at:
https://www.bullockfuneralhome.com/obituary/Lucile-Prince

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Lucile Trio

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S.M.I.L.E./ TODAY’S SABBATH MESSAGE FOR JULY 20, 2013

TIME SHARE

It still is a mystery to me how we can never make time to fellowship with each other until someone dies. Only then do we seem to make the time to visit the funeral home, visit the family home, arrive one hour early to the funeral services and spend another hour eating up the after-funeral meal.

Let’s be honest. We make time for anything we want to make time for. We make time to gossip for hours on the phone and in the street. We make time to get our hair and nails done even if it takes all day and a bunch of money. We make time to go out for an evening [and some of us don’t return until the next evening.] We make the time and spend the money to attend sporting events, movies, plays, comedy clubs, sorority and fraternity meetings and conventions. We take time to hurt other people and put them down and spread rumors about them. We make the time to get our cigarettes, alcohol, beer, wine and recreational drugs. We take the time to detail our cars and trucks. As a matter of fact, we make the time to do just about whatever it is we want to do whenever we want to do it and for however long we want to do it.

But we just can’t seem to find the time to spend in fellowship with one another or with our LORD. (Hebrews 10:25)

How we spend our time is as important as how we spend our money. It tells who and what is really of value and importance to us. Therefore, spend your time wisely for tomorrow’s not promised to anyone and today is the only time that you have.

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SHARE THE TIME YOU’VE BEEN BLESSED WITH!

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY WITH THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE.

INVEST YOUR TIME IN OTHERS AND IN SERVICE TO GOD!

LOVE AS IF YOUR TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.

ENJOY THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE.

(O.W. Prince)

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All Rights Reserved

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

 

 

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Hell Must Be Empty

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According to every funeral I have ever attended, Heaven is overflowing with deceased loved ones  No one goes to hell.  I have been to a lot of funeral in my life and I’ve never heard the preacher say that the person being funeralized was unsaved or lost or had no hope of Heaven.  Regardless of the deceased person’s immoral lifestyle, fornicating practices or perverted sexuality, somehow, they made it in.  If my memory serves, almost everyone one who had ever been eulogized is said to have “loved the Lord.”  The implication being that they were saved and alright with God.

I must question this assertion, regardless of the assumed humanitarian and compassionate consideration of the preacher for the feelings of the deceased person’s family.  If they had not repented, if they were not saved (Born Again) as instructed and ordered by Jesus Christ (God’s Living and Eternal Word), then they are not saved and cannot have any hope of eternal life. The pastor who preaches otherwise disrespect God, calls Jesus a liar and does a soul damning disservice to those who would repent had they heard the Truth.

You can not say that you love the Lord and do not honor and “OBEY” His Word.

Jesus is the living Word of God!

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  (John 1:14)

Jesus says, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15)  21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name? 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” (Matthew 7:21-23)

Regardless of the consoling eulogy by the pastor for the lost soul, that soul that is lost will lift their eyes in hell.

And the question that should be asked is the same question that was asked on the day of Pentecost, “What shall we do?”

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” (Acts 2:38-39)

REPENT!!!

Copyright © Othealor W. Prince 2012
All Rights Reserved

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license.