THERE IS A HIGHER POWER: HIS NAME IS GOD

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The year is nearly over, and yet I still have some unresolved issues. The job does not pay enough, the child is problematic, the spouse is difficult to handle, the health is not optimal, and life generally is still a pain! Things are not as I would want them to be. But, I am still here, surviving, striving, hopeful that tomorrow will be better, and refusing to quit.
I am a warrior, and I refuse to give up, no matter what comes my way.
I AM STILL STANDING, DESPITE THE ODDS.
You want to know what makes me so tenaciously hopeful?
I face my tough times because someone bigger, stronger, smarter, and all-knowing is watching over me. He brings helpers my way, orchestrates my day, sends me light-hearted moments to ease my day, feeds me, houses me, clothes me, and gives me someone to love and be loved.
Some may call Him all sorts of names - creator, alien, or the mastermind of evolution; I know Him as God Almighty, all-powerful, ever-present, all-knowing, all-merciful, Creator of all things, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and without question, the God and Father of my Lord Jesus Christ.
I BREATHE, HOPE, FIGHT, JOY, AND WIN BECAUSE OF HIM.
And no matter how much I mess up, He is always there to pick me up, dust me up, and set me right back on the trail of right living and good things. He loves me because He created me, and not because of anything good that I have done. HE LOVES ME, PERIOD!
As the year 2017 hurtles to an end, I will lift up my voice and declare that God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is worthy of all my praise, hope, worship, and adoration. I give Him all these with my lips, my actions, and my thoughts.
What about you? Do you believe there is a higher power? Someone that everything good and evil bows to? Someone who brings fortune, promotion, protection, healing, joy, and peace? His name is Jesus, and He has promised to remove the mountains that block your path, to forgive your past sins, to strengthen you in your tough moments, to restore everything you have lost, and to grant you more than you can ask or imagine.
If you can submit to Him in 2018, emulate Him, obey Him, and stick to Him alone, you will yet achieve your dreams. He is faithful that promised; can you trust and obey Him faithfully?
I can; I will, because He is my highest power - HE IS GOD!
I crave your companionship on this wonderful new journey; please join me on this exhilarating time ahead - with our God.
Your fellow-traveler with Christ,
Kene

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Weekly Nugget: “And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them” (Isaiah 42:16; KJV)

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WANT TO SOLVE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS?

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The only person without a problem or care in this world is a "dead person". Our problems make us unhappy, without hope, and full of discontent. We are bowed down, beaten up, and discouraged; we are unable to see the good in others, because of our challenges. We are hurting!
So, do you want all your problems resolved? If your answer is "Yes", then this revelation is for you: "Read the Bible Daily" (Joshua 1:8).
It does not matter which book or verse you start from; just read and think on a portion daily, preferably before you start your day. When you do this, you will see your circumstances change, become more bearable and favorable, and your heart begin to 'sing' again. God wants to do this for you (Jeremiah 29:11-14); will you let Him? 
I guarantee it, because I have experienced it, God has promised it, and Jesus daily intercedes for us before the Throne of God the Father.

Just promise me that as things get better for you, you will share the secret of your success to others: remember, it is God's desire that NONE perish, but that we ALL come to accept Him, and His Christ (Jesus) as Lord and Savior. Win a soul with your testimony, as this is wisdom (Proverbs 11:29).

Practice this for a month; I look forward to hearing the juicy details of your transformation to success, hope, and joy in the Lord!
May God's favor and peace be yours, now, and forever, Amen.
Your friend in Christ Jesus,
Kene
All scriptures were linked from www.biblegateway.com
Weekly Nugget: “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7; KJV)
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CHRISTIANITY: LOVE & FORGIVENESS

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Christianity is so simple that the human race gets confused!
To follow Jesus, we have to love each other; in order to truly love each other, we have to forgive each other. This is the simplicity and the complexity of being a real Christian.

  • We try so hard to win the argument that we have forgotten to be gracious.
  • We have become so knowledgeable and correct that we have become inflexible.
  • We are so fixated on the wrongs done us that we overlook the opportunity to forgive and let things go.

I challenge us to do some things differently today…..

  • Do not win the argument
  • Do not point out the wrong in others; let your actions gently correct others
  • Smile, laugh, and give wholeheartedly
  • Help those around you; make someone else happy
  • Tell that person that you love him/her; do something special for them
  • Release those who have hurt you; do not let your ego get in the way

You will notice a new spring in the footsteps of those you reach out to in this way. More importantly, you will notice a new joy and sense of wellness in your personal life.
This is the mystery of God, and His gift to us through His Son Jesus Christ. It is joy indescribable, and it costs you nothing but humility and obedience.
My challenge to us this day is: dare to love; dare to forgive; dare to live anew!
Remember; love is kind, patient, rejoices in the truth, is not puffed up or envious, seeks the well-being of others, is not easily provoked, does not think evil of others, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, and never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). Take this one step at a time, and as difficult as these actions might seem, if we ask God for help, they become easy.
May the Lord Jesus bless you, and may your week be filled with opportunities to build someone else up!
Your friend along the same path of love and forgiveness,
Kene

All scriptures were linked from www.biblegateway.com
Weekly Nugget: “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thy also be tempted” (Galatians 6:1; KJV)
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MAKE YOURSELF CLONE-ABLE

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We all want to change the world for the better, but nobody enjoys being a minority voice!
To add value to the world, you have to develop high moral, ethical, and behavioral standards. And then, you have to exhibit the courage to not only display those qualities, but convince others to walk and talk like you do also!
These standards are found FULLY in Jesus: loving others, forgiving those who hurt you, never unearthing old mistakes, speaking up for the less privileged, being fair in all transactions, seeing the good in others, working tirelessly and diligently, forsaking sin, and enduring to the end.
These are qualities that can change the world for good, but we cannot do it alone.
I encourage you to invite the Spirit of God to send you others who you can mentor (by your actions and not just by your words), so that the admirable, world-changing qualities in you can be replicated in them. 
You have to make yourself 'clone-able' to be a mighty weapon of change in God's hands!
Will you dare to be the minority in well-doing and Godly living? Will you dare to allow Jesus Christ shine through you to bless others? Will you dare to re-ignite hope in the hearts of others in this nearly hopeless world?
Love completely then (1 Corinthians 13:4-8), and teach others through your actions to do the same (2 Timothy 2:2). And as you do so, God will intervene in your personal struggles, and make you whole in all things (Proverbs 11:25).
Lets leave a mark as we pass through this world; a mark that will please our Heavenly Father - be Christlike, and replicate yourself: Make Yourself Clone-able!
May the Lord God reward your sacrifice abundantly, and may all things work together for your good this week, and always.
Your friend, Kene

All scriptures were linked from www.biblegateway.com
Weekly Nugget: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8; KJV)
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Dr. Kene D. Ewulu ministers from Atlanta, GA and can be contacted at kdewulu@thecalebassembly.org.

JUST ASK GOD

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Everyone has challenges, expectations, and dreams.
Unfortunately, the hindrances of life have not allowed us to actualize those dreams, overcome the obstacles, or simply put: to win.
But I have good news for us.
God can do the seemingly impossible, and He only asks that we simply ask Him in faith to provide for us, and it is done! 
To receive this type of blanket blessing, you have to belong to Him, and to His Christ - Jesus. Take a minute to do so now, so that His promises to His children will also accrue to you.
Remember who hangs the universe(s) in place, who provides healing, protection, provision, wisdom, and peace; He is commanding you to ask Him in faith (without doubting).
Whether your need is a job, healing for your child or loved one, trust in your relationship, a soul-mate, protection from adverse circumstances, or forgiveness for past misdeeds, God is the answer.
Wherever you may be, just ask God, and watch Him give you more than you asked, believed, or hoped for. The power is His to do as He pleases; it pleases Him to give His children everything good, and you are now the child of the Most High God!
Furthermore, remember to ask in the name of His Son and our Savior, Jesus (John 14:13-14).
Let me know how things go, and give God all the glory!
Kene

All scriptures were linked from www.biblegateway.com 
Weekly Nugget: “Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.” (Isaiah 46:9-10; NLT)
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Dr. Kene D. Ewulu ministers from Atlanta, GA and can be contacted at kdewulu@thecalebassembly.org.

2017: ITS TIME FOR ACTION

As the year 2016 comes to a close, we are filled with different feelings: victory for those who accomplished their goals, regrets for those who did not, or sadness for those going through tough times. However, one thing is sure: there is hope for tomorrow, because there is life, and most importantly, because there is God!
The hope we have is that God will intervene for good in our challenges, and that we will yet overcome and win. To do that however, our resolve must be to do something about our situations; to act. Yes, we have prayed, we have believed, we have planned, NOW we have to act on our plans. Faith without works is dead (James 2:26). 
I want us to resolve to act on our recovery plans in the New Year.

In anticipation of this, the Caleb Assembly has developed two new services aimed at encouraging and guiding us, and at leading us through our rebound journeys through Jesus Christ.
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God is faithful, and will reward your efforts with success.
I want us to cross over to 2017 with renewed hope that Jesus, who never fails, will deliver us from every affliction of the enemy, and grant us prosperous futures. Mix up your faith and hope with action, and no one can stop you. I pledge to be there with you through the rebound journey, and as you celebrate your victory.
Stay the course, Happy New Year, and God's blessings continually pour out on you and your family.
Shalom!
Kene.

MANIFEST

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God looks for the truth within each of us: the truth that demands transparency and ethical motives for our actions, makes us accept to ourselves and to others when we have done wrong, and challenges us to put the interest and well-being of others before ours!
In effect, God wants us to grow in our love for each other, and to evolve unto greater Christlikeness. God wants us to manifest the mind, behavior, and love of Jesus Christ daily.
For those of us experiencing a crisis of belief, this is the time to surrender our questioning minds to God, and ask Him to reveal Himself to us in our private moments. For those of us who have known Jesus for some time, it is time to allow the Holy Spirit to change us, to help us love more, to forgive more, to trust more, and to support others as much as is possible. 
An account in the Bible confirms that God can spare a city if a handful are found to be pleasing to Him (Genesis 18:23-26, & 32). Another saying categorically states that when we are right before God, our nation will be exalted (Proverbs 14:34).
It means that our current societal difficulties stem from the fact that most of us who profess to be Christians have NOT YET manifested as sons and daughters of God: non-contentious, joyful, working hard at work, seeing the potential good in others, and not seeking our own benefit to the detriment of others. 
If we want our nation to cater to our needs in a fair and equitable manner, then we have to be fair, equitable, and truthful in our relationships. We have to believe that there is good in others, and give others an opportunity to do what is right. We have to trust that God is also working in others, and that He will also bring them to the place where they reflect His personality.
In essence, we have to re-commit to loving God by obeying His laws fully, and to loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. It is a tall order, but something we can achieve if we humbly and truthfully ask God for help. Will you submit your thoughts and actions to Jesus? Would you manifest as a son or daughter of God! Would you do your bit, and trust God to change the world?
The world awaits our Christlike actions; only then will they be inspired to follow suit!
Kene

All scriptures were linked from www.biblegateway.com
Weekly Nugget: “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19; KJV)
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Dr. Kene D. Ewulu ministers from Atlanta, GA and can be contacted at kdewulu@thecalebassembly.org.

WHO SAYS ITS OVER

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I know; I've been silent for a while, but God has been speaking to you all this while!
As you experienced your ups and downs, disappointments and accomplishments, failures and victories, God has been speaking and acting in the midst of it all.  
Who do you think carried you when you lost all hope? Who do you think sent you needed help at just the time you were about to break? Who do you think held and comforted you at the bleakest times over the last several months?
You're correct: God did! And this morning, He has a special message for you......

It is not over until "I' say so. "I" am saying now that your joy is nearby, your victory is so close. Stay on the high road, believe "Me", trust that My thoughts for you (which are good) will come to be. Trust that "I" cannot be denied. Trust that those who depend on "Me" (and you do depend on "Me", don't you?) will never be put to shame. If "I" say it is not over, no one can overturn "My" proclamations.

This morning, "I" declare that it is not over concerning you. You will yet overcome; you will be fruitful, victorious, productive, and you will yet shine "My" light for others to see. Just trust that "I" am still in charge of everything "I" created; that your circumstances will bend to "My" good will for you.

Keep doing good, refuse to repay evil with evil, stand in expectation of God's visitation, and you will yet be like those who dream dreams. Who says its over?

Your reversal of fortunes, your healing, your blessings, your promotion, your peace, and your extraordinary faith; they are just beginning. God has spoken; receive it, declare it, and live it. 

And may the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit continually abide with you this week, and always! Amen.
Your friend and confidant-in-Christ!
Kene

All scriptures were linked from www.biblegateway.com
Weekly Nugget: “And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” (Isaiah 42:16; KJV) 
Download Rebound Mentoring and Christian Leadership Resources at www.thecalebassembly.org/products.
Enroll your loved ones in our personalized, confidential coaching program for excellence at www.thecalebassembly.org/coaching
Dr. Kene D. Ewulu ministers from Atlanta, GA and can be contacted at kdewulu@thecalebassembly.org.

EMBRACE GOOD HABITS

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Good habits will promote you, and practicing them will perfect you at work and at play! 
I am led to encourage us today on the immense advantages of engaging in good habits; habits such as studying, diligence, truthfulness, and praying. And to effectively engage in good habits, we must shun bad habits: anger, lack of self-control, prayerlessness, and laziness.
God has promised extraordinary favor to the person who is diligent in his or her business (Proverbs 22:29). 
Please take a moment to download my new book that addresses "Rebound From Bad Habits" at www.amazon.com and at WestbowPress. I know it will empower and bless you and your loved ones immensely. 
As you determine to embrace good habits and shun bad habits, you will see a noticeable improvement in these areas of your life: prayer, confidence, eloquence, skill, and perseverance. Victory will be yours at work and in your personal relationships, and God will be glorified.
God bless you this week!
Kene

All scriptures were linked from www.biblegateway.com
Weekly Nugget: “Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” (Psalms 1:1-3; NKJV)
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Dr. Kene D. Ewulu ministers from Atlanta, GA and can be contacted at kdewulu@thecalebassembly.org.

NEW BOOK OUT: CHRIST-LED REBOUND SERIES - INACTIVITY

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Happy New Year to All, and I pray the Lord is still Lord over our lives.
In our quest to guide each other through a successful new year, the issue of leading active lives at work and play has to be addressed.

It is understood that we have to apply ourselves to our selected tasks to be successful and fulfilled; this is why my emphasis at the start of the New Year is on shunning inactivity, fear, and lethargy.
My new book that traces the path from failure to activity and success is on the book stands now!
Please order a copy through the following link:
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I pray that the Lord will open the eyes of your understanding, that you may glean the simple truths contained in this book, and that you may be freed to soar to victory in your many endeavors.
Keep fighting the good fight, and never give up on your dream.
Jesus loves you, and you will ultimately WIN.
Blessings!
Kene

All scriptures were linked from www.biblegateway.com