Monday, June 20, 2011

Original or CopyCat (Perpetrator)?

This Blog is sincerely an inspired “food for thought” Word from GOD: Are you an original called By GOD or a copycat “capitalizing and duplicating” (coveting) one’s GOD’s given gifts and talents?

Often time, I’ve wondered: Why GOD, as I move forth in the power of your work, it appears, someone attempts to copycat? Is it capitalizing and duplicating, or am I provoking to love and good works? And, this is the Word in which GOD revealed.

Acts 19:1-20: Indeed, there is nothing new under the sun.

1And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passing through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples (followers of Christ),

 2He (Paul) said to them (certain disciples), Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed (in Jesus Christ)? And they (certain disciples) said to Paul, We have not so much as heard whether there is any Holy Ghost.

 3And Paul said to them, Unto what then were you baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.

 4Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him (Jesus Christ) which should come after him, that is, (believe in Christ Jesus).

 5(Now) When they heard this, they (certain believing disciples) were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

 6And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost (the Power of GOD) came upon them (certain believing disciples); and they spoke with tongues, and prophesied.

 7And it was about twelve men present.

 8And he (Paul) went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

9But when several were hardened (hearts), and did not believe, but spoke evil of that way before the multitude (spoke against GOD), Paul departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

 10And this continued over the course of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

 11And God produced special miracles by the hands of Paul:

 12So that from Paul’s body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

Here it is:
 13Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon themselves to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the LORD Jesus, saying, We command you by Jesus whom Paul preached.

 14And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, who did attempt to copycat, duplicate the power of GOD that was bestowed upon Paul by GOD.

Apostle Paul, born-again believer, preached, baptized, and cast out demons in the name of the LORD by the power of the precious Holy Spirit. He was, no doubt called by GOD to do the work he did unto the glory of GOD.

I also like to think of it as the Anointing of GOD. But, check it out, even the devil recognized the God given gifted and talented one(s).

 15And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you? 

The evil spirit asked, WHO ARE YOU? Who are you capitalizing: copycatting and duplicating the power of GOD!

16And the man, in whom the evil spirit was, it (the evil spirit) leaped on them: seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, and overtook them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 


 17And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

 18And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.

 19Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

 20So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

MY GOD! Let’s us provoke to love and good works, in otherwise, encourage, inspire, empower, and motivate the one who is called, Anointed in the power of GOD, By God, for the glory of GOD, instead of attempting to copycat, “capitalizing and duplicating” (coveting) one’s GOD’s given gifts and talents!


Friday, June 17, 2011

The Word is Born! POEM

© By Evangelist Richard O. Adofo

Poem: Word is born
We have this saying: 'Word is born' the term implies that the individual is serious about what they are saying, or is telling a particular truth!

They say 'word is born'
They say 'word is born' to confirm the truth
But they forget that the Word that was born is the Truth
They say 'word is born' to confirm the truth
Little do they know that the Word that was born has already confirmed the Truth

They say 'word is born' but forget that the Word was born before they were born.

The original Word that was born gave birth to speech including 'word is born'

The Original Word that was born doesn't originate from the word is born
The word is born originates from the Originator of the Original Word that was born.

They say word IS born
I say the Word WAS born

Doesn't that tell you that WAS was born before IS?

The say word is born to confirm a truth that is a lie
I say Word is born to confirm a truth that is has been the TRUTH.

So the next time you say 'word is born' i hope you recognize the Word that is Jesus that was born!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Trinity’s Hope

An Excerpt of “Trinity’s Hope” By Melissa Ewell Miller

Trinity woke early in the morning feeling relaxed and refreshed from her time in the pool. As she lay there thinking about getting up, a strange quiver ran through her belly when the image of the tall, dark thug with the deep brown eyes and the thick lashes drifted into her mind. He had done like she said and kept his distance at the party, although she secretly wished he hadn’t. He was hard to ignore, the way the muscles in his arms and back rippled when he swam.

He even caught her staring at him while he played water basketball and again when he was drying off with a towel. That time he caught her licking her lips, something she didn’t even realize she was doing until he did the same thing. Trinity turned over on her side, thinking about his lips and wondered what it would feel like to…

“Girl, what are you thinking?” Trinity scolded herself, jumping up from the bed. She paced the floor, hating that she was so attracted to a guy she had just met.  Despite what everyone said about getting to know people, she could not let this dude get in her head and cause her to mess up. It didn’t matter that he was fine, or polite, or Daniel’s friend. Involvement with him could only mean trouble.

“Better to squash it now than cry about it later. I gotta be about my business, and that does not include being involved with that thug.” 

Noting the time was a little before seven, if she hurried, she’d have time to run, eat breakfast, and be ready for the C-SET seminar that started at nine. She put on a pair of running shorts, a T-shirt, and her favorite running shoes. She slipped her room key, meal card, and cell in the pockets of her shorts then grabbed her white cap and pulled her braid through the back. When she got outside, she stretched her muscles then took off across the courtyard and settled into an easy rhythm, allowing her mind to run free. 

Melissa Ewell Miller comes from a long line of storytellers who has found a voice as a poet, author, and speaker. A native of Los Angeles, Melissa graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge and spent several years teaching and working in the social services arena. Melissa is the visionary behind ManFast Ministries International and the author of ManFast: The Single Woman’s Guide to Purity, Faith and Love.

She is also the voice behind Trinity’s Hope is the debut novel of the Carondolette Family series―the heartwarming stories of love and romance the way God intended. Book #2, Destiny’s Journey, will be released in 2011.  Melissa lives in Wichita, KS with her husband and children, where she creates writes, teaches writing classes to aspiring authors and conducts ManFast Ministries classes to single women.

Learn more about Melissa and Trinity’s Hope by visiting Learn more about ManFast visit To book Melissa for speaking events and interviews contact