“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

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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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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE / “WEALTH DOES NOT WORK IN HELL”

Hell Fire

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.  ~ Luke 16:19-25 (ESV)

Your wealth belongs to you and you are entitled to spend it and use it in any way that you would like.  It is your money and you are entitled to clothe yourself in the most expensive and luxurious garments and jewelry that your money can buy.  It is your wealth and you control it and you can live in extravagance and opulence if you so desire.  It is your money and you can buy whatever it is that you want to eat, drink, drive in, fly in or reside in.  It is your money to do with as you please. With wealth, you are debt free and you don’t owe anyone anything.  RIGHT?

However, Heaven belongs to GOD and He determines who enters and who does not.  Earthly wealth and riches don’t work in Heaven and they sure don’t work in hell.

GOD DOESN’T OWE ANYONE ANYTHING. However…

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed. ~ Proverbs 19:17 (ESV)

Indifference to the sufferings of other and your refusal to see and assist others in their lack, poverty and pain are indicative of an unloving, ungodly and uncaring soul. 

If anyone with earthly possessions sees his brother in need, but withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God abide in him? ~ 1 John 3:17

A soul that can live sumptuously every day and in opulence while other souls suffer in front of them is clearly not of God nor do they love GOD.  And at the end of their lifespan, they have only the fearful expectation of eternal damnation.

What does this say about the rich prosperity preachers and wealthy ministers and parishioners who flaunt their wealth in the face of the poor and downcast and suffering?  Can our God (YHVH) be their god of earthly greed and indifference?

The scriptures make it plain and it is obvious from the story that because of his indifference to the sufferings of poor Lazarus the rich man ended up in a place of eternal torment that we call “hell” while Lazarus experienced an eternal reward for having suffered so much on earth.

The testimony of LAZARUS could easily be…

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. ~ Psalm 34:6-7

We all would like to experience our healing, rescue and salvation in the land of the living but not all will.  However, our story doesn’t end with our death. It continues into eternity.  And it is there in eternity that we would like to experience the bliss and eternal blessings of eternal life with God and Christ.

Be careful and be warned.  How you treat others who are less fortunate than you may have eternal consequences on your soul. 

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TODAY’S SABBATH DAY MESSAGE–“SOME FOLKS MAKE THEMSELVES GOD.”

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I met someone today who reminded me of how totally prejudice and unloving some so-called Apostolic, Pentecostal Christians can be with regards to their opinions and treatment of divorcees. 

According to this particular Non Denominational Church member, without any knowledge of the particular mitigating circumstances, a divorced person is prohibited from ever marrying again in the Faith.  They are doomed to live a lonely and loveless life because if they dare to marry anew or marry a divorced person, they are excommunicated and ostracized out of the fellowship of their church and pronounced as a practicing adulterer and a damned soul by the church and the pastor.

Thank God that these self-righteous zealous bigots don’t have a hell or a heaven to put me or anyone else in.  Hallelujah!  Thank You Jesus.

We must pray for their enlightenment and their freedom from spiritual ignorance and the twisted, deceitful, unintelligent, hypocritical Scripture interpretations of Satan and her demonic forces.  We must pray for those who hypocritically hold the form of godliness but deny GOD’S Eternal Ten Commandments and reject His Seventh-Day Sabbath by observing sun-god day – the first day of the week- as their sabbath and who turn the Liberty of the Spirit of Christ into a Burdensome Legalistic Version of Literally Interpreted Written Codes. (2 Corinthians 3:17)

“Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.  They forbid marriage…”  (1 Timothy 4:1-3)

But The Apostle of Christ Taught Us This Truth. And That Is That “We Have Liberty In Christ And Not Imprisonment.” (2 Corinthians 3:17)

1 Corinthians 7:15-16 says:
”But if the unbeliever (Those who don’t keep The Commandments of God and of Christ Jesus) leaves, let him (her) leave.  A brother or a sister is not bound (Not married but divorced) in such cases.  God has called you to live in peace.  For you, wife, how do you know whether you will save your husband? Or you, husband, how do you know whether you will save your wife?”

These scriptures are speaking to marriages that took place under the jurisdiction of the Faith and not under the jurisdiction of a civil government authority or license. 

There is a difference. One was joined by mankind’s judicial/civil institution and the other by the hand of GOD Himself.

Caesar is governing authority over one and God is the governing authority over the other.  Thus we render unto Caesar those things that belong to Caesar and unto GOD those things that belong to GOD.

I contend that the Holy Moral Laws and Divine Principles of Holy Scripture cannot be applied to the sinner nor can a sinner understand them.  For they are spiritually discerned through the Holy Spirit by revelation and not through the spirit of intellectualism, religion and denomination or apostolic theology.

I personally know of divorced folks who have been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ by burial under water and who have been gifted by GOD with the Holy Spirit who spoke out of them in tongues and prophesied.  These same individuals later married again within the body of CHRIST and have lived a holy and blessed life ever since.  After they were married to new spouses in the Body of Christ, some of these Saints’ health improved and their happiness increased along with their love and service for GOD.

Now if their divorce was unjust, immoral and ungodly and the intentions of their hearts were so wicked and adulterous, why would God cause His Holy Spirit to live in them?  And since God accepted them by giving them the Holy Spirit, who are we to disavow and disqualify them as Saints of YHVH.

Acts 15:8-9 says:
“And God, who knows the heart, showed His approval by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as He did to us. He made no distinction between us and them, for he cleansed their hearts by faith.…”

We better be careful who we curse and damn.  We may just curse who God has chosen to accept and bless.  Thus making ourselves an enemy of GOD.

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Life Lesson MARRIAGE IS

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE / “NO ONE ELSE MATTERS TO GOD LIKE YOU DO”

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To a child, going to the their first school dance or going on their first date are the biggest happenings in their lives at that time in their lives. For them, it means the world. For older adults who have lived and suffered a while, it may be of little importance. However, we parents recognize that what is serious to our babies is also serious to us. We appreciate their concerns as our own and we value the monumental significance of our children’s “REAL LIFE” moments as if they were our own. Nevertheless, we simultaneously understand their seemingly important moment in the light of our own life experiences and obligation as provider, protector, parent, teacher, doctor, nurse, transporter, disciplinarian, counselor, priest and rescuer.

We have a different and more realistic perspective of the relative importance of our children’s concerns but yet, as far as they are concerned, their issue is the most important issue in the world to us.

This is how I feel that God must look upon us sometimes. Yahweh being The HOLY ALMIGHTY GOD knows that our concerns and worries are relatively insignificant and of no real importance when placed against the backdrop of eternity and the unimaginable, untold wealth, power and glory that He so richly desires to give to HIS Children. (Luke 12:32 and 1 Corinthians 2:9)

Nevertheless, Father YAHWEH, through The Name and Blood of HIS SON, listens to our prayers and makes us feel as though we are the most important person in the world to HIM. 

This is how we should entertain one another’s concerns and/or problems. (Romans 12:15 and Galatians 6:2)

Oh What A Wonderful GOD That We Serve!!!

HALLELUJAH!  AMEM!!

God Is Good Regardless YHVH

I Pray For Faith Like The Apostles So That I May Honor God With All My Soul And Say…

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18)

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” (2 Corinthians 4:17)

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TO YAHWEH BE ALL GLORY
AND PRAISE!!!

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FOOL’S GOLD

Fools Gold

 

Just because you struck worthless dirt while searching for treasure doesn’t reflect negatively on you.  And it doesn’t mean that you should stop searching.  Just dig a little deeper and in a different spot next time.  You may just hit the jackpot.

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GLORY TO GOD!!!

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LIFE LESSON LEARNED / “REAL LOVE”

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A lot of folks have offered advice on what real love looks like and feels like.

I believe that there are as many opinions about love as there are stars in the sky. However, there are some truths and life lessons that each of us should observe when considering choosing a mate to love (referring to heterosexuals).

Please consider the following:

Every time she says that she loves you, what she may mean is I love what you are doing for me financially or sexually.

And every time he says that he loves you, what he may mean is that I am happy that you are very pleasing sexually and available whenever I want.

Every time someone says that they love you they may mean that they love what you are to them, i.e., a lover, a provider, a money tree, a sugar mom-ma, a shelter in a storm, a warm body at night, a comforter in loneliness or a loan they don’t have to pay back.

They never really love you.
They only love what you are to them.

Life Lesson Learned Loved for Real

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TODAY’S SABBATH MESSAGE / February 27, 2015 / “ARE YOU STILL CRUCIFYING CHRIST?”

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After observing the licentiousness of some of our so-called church folks and their preoccupation and approval of sexual immorality and perversion, I am convinced that many of us need to be reminded that our sins placed Jesus on the cross.  Many need to be reminded of the ghastly and costly nature of sin and what it did to Jesus. 

As Christians, we cannot embrace sin in any fashion because sin separates us from the One we love and worship. It is filthy, ugly and deadly.  If after receiving the knowledge of the Truth and the Precious Blood of Jesus, we willfully sin, we have only the expectation of our own damnation. (Hebrews 10:26-31).  If we deliberately keep sinning – abusing the sacrifice of God in Christ Jesus – then we are guilty of the blood of Christ. 

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

According to a report by medical doctor, Mark Eastman, the suffering Jesus experienced on the cross is unimaginable.

For instance, prior to Jesus’ trial he was flogged by the Roman guards. “This process typically involved a whip with numerous leather thongs, 18-24 inches long, with bits of metal, bone or glass embedded in the leather…. Scourging was an extreme form of punishment. The skin on the victim’s back was usually shredded, thus exposing the underlying muscle and skeletal structures. Severe blood loss and dehydration were the rule. Many victims died from such scourging.

After the scourging of Jesus, the Roman soldiers beat Him a second time with their hands and with a reed. Then they put on him a crown of sharp flesh penetrating thorns.

Then came the crucifixion. It is arguably the most painful death ever invented by man and is where we get our term ‘excruciating.’ It was reserved primarily for the most vicious of criminals.

Even though Pilate, the Roman Governor, said, “I find no fault in this man,” he gave in to the jealous crowd and allowed Jesus to be crucified. With his arms stretched out Jesus was nailed to a wooden cross. The nails, which were generally about 7-9 inches long, were placed between the bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna) and the small bones of the hands (the carpal bones), permanently destroying the largest nerve in the hand called the median nerve…. In addition to severe burning pain the destruction of this nerve causes permanent paralysis of the hand.

The positioning of the feet is probably the most critical part of the mechanics of crucifixion. First the knees were flexed about 45 degrees and the feet were flexed (bent downward) an additional 45 degrees until they were parallel to the vertical pole. An iron nail about 7-9 inches long was driven through the feet between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones. In this position the nail would sever the dorsal pedal artery of the foot, but the resulting bleeding would be insufficient to cause death.

The resulting position on the cross sets up a horrific sequence of events which result in a slow, painful death. Having been pinned to the cross, the victim now has an impossible position to maintain. The result is that within a few minutes of being placed on the cross, the shoulders will become dislocated. Minutes later the elbows and wrists become dislocated…. As time goes on, the victim is less and less able to bear weight on the legs, causing further dislocation of the arms and further raising of the chest wall, making breathing more and more difficult. The result of this process is a series of catastrophic physiological effects.

Eventually the heart begins to fail, the lungs collapse, and the victim suffocates. He dies a slow, unbelievable excruciating painful death.

And all of this Jesus did for you and me gladly and willingly because he loves us with an everlasting love. He died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins and mine and satisfy the wrath of God so as to reconcile us back to God – assuring that we who believe and obey His commandments will rise as he did from physical death to be alive forever with God.

“However, the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral [adulterers, homosexuals, lesbians, fornicators]  those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8)

If you are reading this and have become convicted of your sins, it is not too late. For “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

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LOVE

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God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life. (John 3:16)

“As the Father loved me, I too have loved you. Remain in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.  I have said these things to you so that my joy will be in you and your joy will be complete.  This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:9-13)

“This is how we know love: Jesus laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:16)

Enough said.

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Pastoring With Prayer

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From: O.W. Prince, a slave of the Messiah Yeshua by the will of God, and brother to all the saints

To: God’s people who subscribe and support this ministry and all faithful brothers and sisters in the Messiah:

Grace to you and shalom from God our Father.

Whenever I pray and think of you, I always give thanks for you to God, the Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. For we share a love for the Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus) and for all God’s people. We also share the confident hope that we will receive what is stored up for us in heaven. I pray that this Good News of the Kingdom of God has made its presence felt among you, just as it is also being fruitful and multiplying throughout the world in the name of the Holy Messiah and in the authority of the Grace of God. I pray that the True Spirit of CHRIST’S LOVE abides in you richly and manifests itself in generosity toward every saint.

I ask that God fill you with the knowledge of His will in all the wisdom and understanding which the Holy Spirit gives; so that you may live lives worthy of the Lord and entirely pleasing to Him, being fruitful in every good work and multiplying in the full knowledge of God. I pray that you will be continually strengthened with all the power that comes from His glorious might; so that you will be able to persevere and be patient in any situation, joyfully giving thanks to the Father for having made you fit to share in the inheritance of His people in the Kingdom of Light that is eternal Life with Christ. amen

(Inspired from Colossians 1)

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