THE BLACK COMMUNITY 

It’s been three whole months since I’ve written an article but during that time of being on break I’ve been meditating, living my life as usual by working, resting, seeking, and waiting for the Lord to give me new insight, new revelation, and to take me into a new direction with my writing because lately I’ve been observing some things that needed to be addressed. Things that are making me feel uncomfortable and it angers me to see the downward spiral and the condition of my people. Now I may get a lot of backlash for all that I’m about to say but if I offend anybody then hopefully you’ll get mad enough to change, and what I’m about to say doesn’t apply to every black person because I myself am a black woman who have accomplished a lot compared to how I use to be. And there are many others, my black brothers and sisters who are successful and doing very well for themselves; entrepreneurs, professors, athletes, along with those who are giving back to the community who’ve reached the height of their success and are making a difference in the times that we’re living in. Anyone who puts forth the effort will see that hard work eventually pays off and that should be the mindset of many but sadly it’s not. Women (Not all) who are living in public housing have nothing better to do with their lives but are idle and attracting men who are just like them with no jobs, no skills, and nothing to offer. There’s nothing wrong with living in public housing as long as you’re working or going back to school to get a degree to better yourselves and to provide a better living environment for you and your children but instead, too many women are so desperate for love that they’re allowing their boyfriends and his friends to hang out at her house or they’re standing around in the breezeways firing up blunts, using all kind of profanity not caring if an elderly person or children are standing nearby. They’re standing all around the apartment complexes making the entire neighborhood look so bad and then wonder why the police’s are always in the area keeping a close eye on them. Instead of some of you wanting to work and make a living the right way, you’ll rather sell drugs in the community or wait until it gets dark to break into somebody’s house to rob and kill them for all that they’ve worked for and your poor excuse for your actions is this: My children gotta eat. Well if your children gotta eat then go to work! They can’t eat if you’re locked up, they can’t eat if you’re shot up and laying in a hospital bed all because you were foolish and broke into the wrong house, and they can’t eat if you’re dead. Your conversations are futile and your head is so empty that you have no wisdom to offer the younger generation who are growing up watching you. Some of you are a poor excuse for being a black man with your pants sagging all the way down to your ankles, you’re spitting everywhere, quick to throw up your middle finger, exposing your true ignorance and then get offended when people of other races don’t want you walking around in their neighborhoods and I don’t blame them because I don’t want you walking around in mines. And if you’re applying for jobs but not getting hired then it’s probably because you’re going on interviews talking and dressing like you’re on the streets, and I’m not putting down my race but some of you need to do better than what you’re doing. Black lives won’t matter until you first start making your own life matter by loving and respecting yourself, and then you’ll learn how to love and respect the next black man instead of killing one another. 

SOWING A SEED

I can remember a few years ago when I use to go and check my mailbox and would notice a letter that had come from a certain church. I use to get those letters a lot from this church although I never knew how they had access to my address. When I read the letters it had prophecies written in it concerning my life and everything sounded good until I had gotten to the end of the letter and it said something about if I wanted to receive more prophecies to know the will of God for my life, or if I wanted prayer or etc. then sow a seed. And that’s when I politely ripped the letter into pieces because there are many churches all around the world who are asking people to sow a seed in order to receive God’s blessings or telling you that it’s the key to prosperity. But let me tell you something, God doesn’t need your money in order to bless you because God will bless you if you’re obedient to him and not only that but God is more concerned about your souls, your spiritual growth, and the souls of those who are lost. The word of God says that God made the world and everything that is in it (Acts 17:24) which means that God also created money so why would he need any of yours when it already belongs to him? When Jesus was on earth did he ever charge anybody for prayer, for healing the sick, opening the eyes of the blind, the mute, the deaf, or did he ever charge anyone for casting out demons in their sons and daughters? Too many people are overtaken by greed and want to live comfortable at other people’s expenses, and the love of money is going to send many to hell. Why should I sow a seed to a church when the pastor of that church already has millions of dollars? NO YOU SOW A SEED!!!!!! and reach out to others who are in need. If you want me to sow a seed then link me to places such as the children’s hospital, the homeless shelters, or even the prisons because there are many children suffering from cancer and their parents are struggling to cover their medical expenses. There are homeless people who are in need of shelter, food, and blankets to keep warm; There are prisoners who need proper study bibles to help them to understand the word of God so they can live it and become changed men and women because I don’t want them coming back out into the community being the same person that they were when they went in. So yes I would take my hard earned money and sow a seed to places such as these! Or if God has given you a task to do to advance his kingdom, then sow seeds into what he has given you to do without looking for anything in return. This is my calling what I’m doing, and whatever God places in my spirit then I write it, publish it, and I sponsor it with my own money without asking anybody for anything because he gave me this task to do and has equipped me with everything that I will need and it’s my responsibility to get the message out there, but whether you read it or not is up to you. And even if he doesn’t bless me in this life then I know I’ll have many rewards awaiting me in heaven because I used the talents that he has given me and i presented to him the harvest. (Matthew 25:14-30) But this I do know that the Lord will open many doors for you if you’re fulfilling your calling and love what you’re  doing for him with a pure heart. You won’t have to chase money because God will have money chasing after you! I’m gonna repeat that again; if you’re fulfilling your calling and love what you’re doing for the Lord with a pure heart and with the right motive, then you won’t have to chase money because God will have money chasing after you!!!!

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Vicky Pittard

SUBMISSION

If you’re an everyday bible reader such as myself then you will find it in the scriptures where God through his apostles speaks about submission (Ephesians 5:21-22, 1 Peter 2:13, 1 Peter 3:1, James 4:7) And God is teaching me the importance about submission and how it will play a major role in a marriage whenever I do get married. In recent articles that I’ve written I talked about how I’d spent  most of my life as a rebel and did whatever I wanted to do without any restraints. But during those years of rebellion I prayed to God on numerous occasions about marriage because I wanted to get married so badly only to my disappointment he never answered. Now that I’ve matured in my walk with the Lord and look back over my life, I can understand why. Submission first begins with God, and if a single woman cannot humble herself and refuses to yield herself to the Almighty God then there’s no way that she could submit to her husband in a marriage with a rebellious spirit because the marriage will eventually crumble. In the book of Genesis 1:26 it says: Then God said, let us make man in our image, according to our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. God gave Adam the authority to rule over the earth and also put the animals under his dominion, and Adam was so intelligent that he named every animal that walks upon the face of the earth. He was equipped and had what it took to be a leader and to maintain the earth with the wisdom that God had placed in him, and once Eve was created, it was her duty to submit to that authority and leadership that God had given to Adam. When I had finally  given up and submitted myself to God, I gave him full control over my life because I trust him and trust that he knows what he’s doing because he knows me and can see farther than what I can see. And the man whom God sends to me will also know what I need and will be filled with wisdom and have spiritual insight and will know how to lead and guide me into further knowledge about Christ or to anything else that pertains to this life. But the problem with most of us women is that we have attitudes! Nasty, sassy, diva type of attitudes because we’re set in our ways, stubborn, don’t want to listen to anything or anybody and we always got to have the final word about everything and then wonder why we always end up in all types of mess and situations and wonder why don’t nobody want us or want to be bothered with us. If Eve had fully submitted herself to Adam then sin and death would’ve never entered into the world, and if Adam had exercise the authority that God had given to him to lead and guide his wife and to protect her, then sin and death would’ve never entered in because God gave Adam the commandment concerning the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and it was his responsibility as a man and as a husband to make sure that his wife obeyed that commandment as well.  Being submissive doesn’t mean that a man can do whatever he wants to do to us ladies, neither does it mean that we as women don’t have a voice or our own minds! And it doesn’t mean that a man will be right about everything either because he won’t. But we can bring our ideas and opinions together and work together in coming to a mutual agreement about any situation…..

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RELIGIOUS AND PHARISEE SPIRITS

I don’t know about some you but I know that I’m guilty of talking about others and speaking about some things that a person has done or use to do in their past, or either pointing out their flaws. But in reality, if God revealed to everyone all of the thoughts that I’ve had or showed everyone everything that I’ve ever done then I would run away and hide for the rest of my life and would never show my face again because I would be too ashamed. And if everyone took the time out to really search deep within themselves, then they too would realize that none of us really have the room to put down others when we’re all guilty of something and have secrets and things that are hidden that nobody knows about but God that we’re taking back to the grave with us; things that we never want to think about or ever discuss with anybody. Back in Jesus day, there were people who appeared to be very religious and righteous who were experts and teachers of the law of Moses called Pharisees. And in the first four books of the gospel, Jesus contended with these religious leaders due to their hypocrisy. They were self righteous and always pointing out the sin in others and preaching about what not to do while they themselves were breaking every commandment that they taught others. But in 2016, there are many who walk around with religious and pharisee spirits. But here’s the catch, I’m not just talking about the church goers but the non church goers also because you have those who love quoting and posting scriptures on social media; having a form of godliness but denying the power (2 Timothy 3:5) and days later they’re posting something that came from hell itself. And then there are those who chooses to wear dresses 365 days a year thinking that makes them holy or going to churches that requires you not to wear any make-up or earrings which to me is a form of bondage, because it’s a man made rule which profits nothing. There are others who chooses to abstain from certain foods thinking that it makes them holy but if you still have an unregenerate heart then none of those things mean anything. In the book of Matthew 9:10-11 it says: Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners? Believe it or not but there’s a lot of men and women who have well paid jobs and running successful businesses who would think they’re too good to hang out with people working at Popeye’s, and they could be driving a brand new 2016, 2017, Mercedes Benz and think they’re better than a person driving a 2005 Toyota Camry. Some people are so stuck up that they think it’s beneath them to hold a conversation with a person who’s living in the projects. In Matthew 23:6-7 Jesus goes on to say about the Pharisees: They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi. How high and lofty people can be sometimes, the modern day 2016 Pharisees!!! We as people can get too high and above ourselves thinking we’re somebody great just because we may be related to certain individuals or because we may dress nice or work at a certain job or because we’re very popular and have many friends that we think that people should cater to us and go out of their way just to speak to us. Some of you think that just because of what you know or who you may know or because you have a degree or degrees behind your name that you’re better than everybody else but let me break something down to you because I’m guilty as well and God put this in my spirit. God created us from the lowest of the lowest which is the ground, and all of us was made from dust ( Genesis 2:7) And all of us will return back to dust after death (Genesis 3:19) We are not more or any better than the vegetables that we eat because they too came from the same place that we came from which is the ground, and because of that revelation I don’t get myself caught up in people including myself. It’s time for us to humble ourselves and break the chains of having a religious spirit; you think it’s a blessing to be rich but a curse to be poor. You think it’s a blessing to live a very long life but a curse to die young although Jesus existed before the heavens and earth was created, but yet when he was born into the world as a human being, his earthly life and ministry was only limited to thirty three years. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. (James 1:27)
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Vicky Pittard

SISTER WIVES

The spirit of sexual immorality and lust is spreading worldwide; spirits that has been unleashed in full power that it’s making me wonder if there is anybody who is faithful anymore, or if there is a man who can be faithful to only one woman. I can remember when I was growing up and use to hear people saying that a good man could only be found in the church, but it’s sad that it’s not true anymore because the church men are far worse. There are deacons and pastors (Not all) who have side chicks and doesn’t care who knows about it, and in the word of God Jesus said that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:23) but in my opinion it will also be hard for the sexually immoral to enter there because some would struggle and be unwilling to give up sexual pleasures outside of marriage. Then you have those who are married and cheating on their wives plus joining themselves to every woman they’re sleeping around with, and yes I said joining which means: fasten, attach, tie, bind, couple, connect, unite, link, weld, fuse, and glue. The bible says: Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For the two, he says, shall become one flesh. (1 Corinthians 6:16) You become one flesh in the spiritual realm with anybody that you sleep around with and would be joined to them as if you were married to them, and the way that men and women are sleeping around these days have became one flesh and married to a lot of people. Sometimes when a woman finds out about the other, they wanna fight and nearly kill each other about a man not realizing that they’re both joined to the him and are sister wives in the spirit, and there may be about five or ten more of you depending on how many women he has slept with. You’re no different from a man who has multiple wives and are living in the same house together with all of them including you. And once you are joined to someone it is hard to break free and could feel like you’re on drugs. When you get that first high and enjoy the feeling, you will soon begin to want more and more. You will spend money, chase it, and would feel that you cannot live without it and it’s the same way when you’re intimate with a person or multiple people and the situation could get out of control, or either drive you completely insane. At the age of sixteen I was in a relationship with a guy who was three years older than me and I almost lost my mind. I tried to commit suicide after he broke up with me back in March of 1991, and I was sent to Charter Winds Hospital where I stayed for a whole month. Not only was i young, in love, and naive, but I was bound to this man in body, soul, and spirit; an unholy union that caused me to have an emotional breakdown because at that time, my mind was the devil’s playground. And just as a drug addict have withdrawals when they’re coming off of drugs, so was I having spiritual withdrawals because a severing was taking place in the spiritual realm. And because all contact and communication had been cut off between me and the man due to the fact that I was locked away in a hospital, God used that opportunity to begin cutting and disconnecting him from my spirit. To every married woman I encourage you to pray for your husbands every single day because the most powerful weapon against infidelity is prayer. And just because he may be a pastor, choir director, deacon, a good father, or a well respected person in the community doesn’t mean that he’s not capable of falling because it’s possible. But your prayers and supplication could sustain him and help him to resist temptation because if you don’t pray then you may find yourself sharing your husband with other women and having sister wives in the spirit. And to the unmarried women, keep your gates (legs) closed, wait on the Lord, pray, and break every unholy union.

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THE LOVE OF MONEY

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In today’s society, whenever you turn on the television or the radio you will always hear about something pertaining to money and material possessions. We listen to the songs and see the life of the rich and famous and even on social media (especially Facebook) you find many flashing their money wanting everybody to know that they have it. Yes we need money in order to survive and there’s nothing wrong with buying whatever your heart desire and living a comfortable lifestyle, especially when you’ve worked so hard for it. Here is what I have seen: It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; for it is his heritage. ( Ecclesiastes 5:18) So being financially stable is a gift from God but where the problem begins to occur at is that when a person is blessed financially, they only live for the moment. And a person who only lives for the moment lacks much wisdom; why do I say that? because some of us are forgetting that one day we must die. I will be reading from the book of Ecclesiastes and will break it down to you. In Ecclesiastes 2:18-19 it says: Then I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun, because I must leave it to the man who will come after me. And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will rule over all my labor in which I toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity_ King Solomon. For those of you who love flashing and boasting about your money, my question to you is this: If you drop dead right now, where and who will your money and everything go to? Do you have it planned and figured out already? If you have cars and living in a house, are you buying them to own them so that you can enjoy them now, and that if anything happens to you then you can pass them down to your children or your children’s children so that all of your hard labor won’t be in vain? Over the years I have heard of certain individuals who have died, and once they died, family members fought over who was getting what. And I know that some of you have known people who’ve owned their own businesses while they were living only to lose it to a foreigner after their death; somebody who didn’t plan, sweat, nor worked for it. It’s time to stop showcasing money but to put it to good use and to be wise enough to enjoy the little that you may have right now and educate your children or whoever so they will know how to manage whatever you leave to them so they can continue the legacy. I do what I do for a reason, and I write for a reason because God has entrusted me with this task to reach out and to help millions of people, and not only am I doing it for people, but I’m also doing it to leave behind a legacy. I want to leave to my grandchildren more than just material things, but I’m leaving behind writings and teachings so that when they grow up they will be able to read The Power Of Celibacy and to live by it. I’m leaving behind morals, so they will know how to conduct themselves as men and women and to teach their children also. Don’t let your labor be in vain but once again, stop flashing your money and put it to good use!!!!

Vicky Pittard

THE COST OF THE CROSS

As many who enter the house of God on Sunday mornings to sing hymns, to pray and to worship, giving God all of the praises along with giving tithes and offerings, and sitting through the service listening to a good sermon as the preacher brings forth the word of God. And when it gets close to the end of the service and the doors of the church are opened, there is a call for salvation to anyone who wants to receive it. To the new believer in Christ or for anyone who’s thinking about giving their lives to the Lord and living for him then I want to strengthen you for what is to come because too many people are trying to make salvation seem like a cake walk and like it’s all about going to church every Sunday and that’s it. If that was the case then why so many people in the church are still lying, gossiping, cursing, smoking cigarettes, committing adultery, fornicating, and etc? It’s way more to it then just going to church! God isn’t looking for weak people who will only be saved for a few days and then revert back into their old lifestyle, but God is looking for soldiers who will submit to him, study his word every single day, pray, grow, seek his face, and to allow him to equip the man or the woman of God to win souls and to fight against the kingdom of darkness without fear. He wants those who are willing to suffer and to endure hardship for his name sake! Salvation is pretty much a crucifixion walk and if you’re not ready to suffer then you’re not ready to follow him; if you’re not ready to be hated then you don’t need to follow him, and if you’re not ready to be falsely accused, spoken against, or lose any friends then salvation is not for you and you don’t need to enlist yourselves in this army. I am not trying to discourage you but only trying to warn you because many preachers don’t tell you these things but I will tell you the truth today that it’s not easy. You will never know what your purpose is if you never go through any trials; you will never fulfill your purpose if you never endure hardship, and you could never answer the calling that God has bestowed upon your life if you’re not willing to suffer. God doesn’t only use suffering to shape and to mold us into the image of his son, but he also uses suffering to birth something out of us. Whenever a pregnant woman is in labor, she screams in agony as she pushes forth a child into the world. If I had never suffered and gone through half of the things that I went through, then THE POWER OF CELIBACY would’ve never been born. God wants you to endure hardship so that through him you could push out your own business, a ministry, a praise, a shout, a testimony, a hymn, or even push out his power to heal the sick and to cast out devils. JUST ENDURE THE PAIN AND PUSH!!!! And  from the days of john the baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. ( Matthew 11:12) Are you that willing vessel? Do you have what it takes? Will you be bold for Christ in these last days? Are you that soldier? Are you ready to suffer? If so, then if you’re not married; get ready to be celibate, get ready to fight, get ready to pray, get ready to cry sometimes, get ready to be weary, get ready to walk alone, get ready to be alone, get ready to be hated, but most of all, GET READY FOR HIS COMING!!!!

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Vicky Pittard