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Pastor Roy Allen ” Healing coming to Chicago”

Pastor Roy Allen

Thursday, June 15, 2017, Pastor Roy Allen and his team hit the streets of the Westside of Chicago, Illinois praying for anyone in need of comfort. Pastor Allen shared on social media that people gave their hearts to Jesus.  This means to acknowledge a life of sin, denounce it and decide to change with the help of Jesus.  It is a verbal covenant or commitment of faith, belief in Jesus Christ.  Pastor Allen’s social media page shows postings of residents giving their lives to Christ.  Pastor Allen Facebook posting also says, “Jesus Said He Will Heal This Chicago, His People”.  This healing promise appears to be the motivating factor for going into an area known for its violence.  Although the area is improving greatly, it’s known for its hardships and struggles.  Healing is a long desired presence of the residents present and past.  The latter is my testimony.

The scripture that refers to healing that is most relative is the one Former President Barack Obama often quoted 2008-2016, Psalms 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” NIV .  This scripture reaffirms that Jesus, God, is in control of all things.  Most people acknowledge God in times of trouble to either blame or seek help.  The Bible states that God blesses those that love, honor, bless or have faith in Him.  When you read the Holy Bible with understanding, you can see book after book, that God did not cause the trauma but He does right the wrong.  Because of sin, God demands honor.  In layman term, God gives back what he gets.  You can see this in the book of Samuel.  The specific verse is 1 Samuel 2:6-7,  

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6 “The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up. 7 The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.

But to get the full grasp of this, you need to read at least read all of chapter 2 which is titled Hannah’s prayer, ” Hannah’s Prayer
1 Then Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. 2 “There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. 3 “Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed. 4 “The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength. 5 Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry are hungry no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away. 6 “The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up. 7 The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts. 8 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. “For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s; on them he has set the world. 9 He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. “It is not by strength that one prevails; 10 those who oppose the LORD will be broken. The Most High will thunder from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth. “He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed.” 11 Then Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy ministered before the LORD under Eli the priest.
Eli’s Wicked Sons
12 Eli’s sons were scoundrels; they had no regard for the LORD. 13 Now it was the practice of the priests that, whenever any of the people offered a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come with a three-pronged fork in his hand while the meat was being boiled 14 and would plunge the fork into the pan or kettle or caldron or pot. Whatever the fork brought up the priest would take for himself. This is how they treated all the Israelites who came to Shiloh. 15 But even before the fat was burned, the priest’s servant would come and say to the person who was sacrificing, “Give the priest some meat to roast; he won’t accept boiled meat from you, but only raw.” 16 If the person said to him, “Let the fat be burned first, and then take whatever you want,” the servant would answer, “No, hand it over now; if you don’t, I’ll take it by force.” 17 This sin of the young men was very great in the LORD’s sight, for they were treating the LORD’s offering with contempt. 18 But Samuel was ministering before the LORD—a boy wearing a linen ephod. 19 Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice. 20 Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, saying, “May the LORD give you children by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to the LORD.” Then they would go home. 21 And the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD. 22 Now Eli, who was very old, heard about everything his sons were doing to all Israel and how they slept with the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 23 So he said to them, “Why do you do such things? I hear from all the people about these wicked deeds of yours. 24 No, my sons; the report I hear spreading among the LORD’s people is not good. 25 If one person sins against another, God may mediate for the offender; but if anyone sins against the LORD, who will intercede for them?” His sons, however, did not listen to their father’s rebuke, for it was the LORD’s will to put them to death. 26 And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the LORD and with people.
Prophecy Against the House of Eli
27 Now a man of God came to Eli and said to him, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Did I not clearly reveal myself to your ancestor’s family when they were in Egypt under Pharaoh? 28 I chose your ancestor out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in my presence. I also gave your ancestor’s family all the food offerings presented by the Israelites. 29 Why do you scorn my sacrifice and offering that I prescribed for my dwelling? Why do you honor your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people Israel?’ 30 “Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.’ But now the LORD declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained. 31 The time is coming when I will cut short your strength and the strength of your priestly house, so that no one in it will reach old age, 32 and you will see distress in my dwelling. Although good will be done to Israel, no one in your family line will ever reach old age. 33 Every one of you that I do not cut off from serving at my altar I will spare only to destroy your sight and sap your strength, and all your descendants will die in the prime of life. 34 “ ‘And what happens to your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, will be a sign to you—they will both die on the same day. 35 I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in my heart and mind. I will firmly establish his priestly house, and they will minister before my anointed one always. 36 Then everyone left in your family line will come and bow down before him for a piece of silver and a loaf of bread and plead, “Appoint me to some priestly office so I can have food to eat.” ’ ”

So, after reading this passage you can see Pastor Allen’s posting, “Jesus Said He Will Heal This Chicago, His People”, can be valid.  But, I always caution you to seek out God for yourself.  Build up your own relationship with God.  Do not rely on constant prophecy from anyone.  God is speaking to all men.  Faith is required to hear, understand and hold on to what you understand so that you do not give up on your belief in times of trouble.  Mark 4:9 is a good example, “9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” The word “hear” carries the meaning to “hold on”.

So, then the prayers of Pastor Allen is walking out the word of God’s declaration of deliverance.  The thing is will the residents of the community hold on or cast healing back in the face of God like a man spits at his enemy.  In other words, will residents hold peace like hate, excluding or love like Jesus?  Who are you praying for today?

Pastor Roy Allen praying for unknown woman 06/15/2017, Facebook post

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BRIAN WHITE LEAPING IN THE NUDEBrian White, Actor, Producer, Philanthropist is coming to Chicagolands Missions and Marketplace annual conference March 29-April 1, 2016 at Living Word Christian Center, 7600 West Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, Illinois.  Brian has more than 27 movies under his belt.  Brian is comedic, fervent, serious in supporting roles and lead.  An absolute joy to watch perform fully clothed or not.

Brian is famous for baring all and committing to succeeding at achieving his dreams.  Just take a look at his long career in the entertainment industry.  Prior to arts and entertainment Brian was in sports which was cut short by injury.  Next, Brian gravitated to modeling and acting building up a dance company for youth.  To help pay the bills Brian got in to the stock game obtaining his license to manage client assets.  Brian is giving his fans and want to be performers an opportunity to hear him speak and ask questions about how to maneuver your way to success in Hollywood.  Brian website show him doing a jumping pose in the nude.  There are movies where actors are asked to strip down to skin.  So, the obvious question is how to stand on your principles to stay clothed in a rapid stride to success.  Since this is presented by a school that teaches success based on business knowledge and knowledge from the Holy Bible.

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Laz Alonso started off doing commercials while maintaining his job in finance.   Ask Laz about paying the bills while pursuing a career in arts and entertainment.  Laz has over 50 movies credits including the television series the Mysteries of Laura as Billy Soto.  The photos above are from Laz’s Facebook pages.  One thing I noticed is Laz’s regime for eating bad.  Laz just jumps back on the exercise wagon with a smoothie that looks more like oatmeal in a jar.  Hey if drinking the Almond Milk shake is the prerequisite  to a stunning healthy bod that yields dividends then all should sign up.  Hey 50 cent and Pepsi Laz has a 400 million dollar wonder shake to sell.  Laz and all his wisdom will be at the Missions and Ministry conference at Living Word Christian Center March 29 – April 1, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Abs Beauty and Brains is coming to town A.B.B. Brian White Laz Alonso Robi Reed

Brian White, Actor, Producer, Philanthropist is coming to Chicagolands Missions and Marketplace annual conference March 29-April 1, 2016 at Living Word Christian Center, 7600 West Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, Illinois.  

Straight from the desk of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  An open door for residents of Chicago Illinois to find out “what Chicago is doing lately” for the residents and to query the service providers.  Find out about personal wellness, building blocks, home ownership, etc.  Wait, why summarize let me allow you to read the press release,

Chicago Resident Service Fair Press Release

Chicago Resident Service Fair Press Release

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Residents Service Fair: What Chicago is doing for you

Straight from the desk of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  An open door for residents of Chicago Illinois to find out “what Chicago is doing lately” for the residents and to query the service providers.  

Abs Beauty and Brains is coming to town A.B.B. Brian White Laz Alonso Robi Reed

BRIAN WHITE LEAPING IN THE NUDEBrian White, Actor, Producer, Philanthropist is coming to Chicagolands Missions and Marketplace annual conference March 29-April 1, 2016 at Living Word Christian Center, 7600 West Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, Illinois.  Brian has more than 27 movies under his belt.  Brian is comedic, fervent, serious in supporting roles and lead.  An absolute joy to watch perform fully clothed or not.

Brian is famous for baring all and committing to succeeding at achieving his dreams.  Just take a look at his long career in the entertainment industry.  Prior to arts and entertainment Brian was in sports which was cut short by injury.  Next, Brian gravitated to modeling and acting building up a dance company for youth.  To help pay the bills Brian got in to the stock game obtaining his license to manage client assets.  Brian is giving his fans and want to be performers an opportunity to hear him speak and ask questions about how to maneuver your way to success in Hollywood.  Brian website show him doing a jumping pose in the nude.  There are movies where actors are asked to strip down to skin.  So, the obvious question is how to stand on your principles to stay clothed in a rapid stride to success.  Since this is presented by a school that teaches success based on business knowledge and knowledge from the Holy Bible.

 

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Laz Alonso started off doing commercials while maintaining his job in finance.   Ask Laz about paying the bills while pursuing a career in arts and entertainment.  Laz has over 50 movies credits including the television series the Mysteries of Laura as Billy Soto.  The photos above are from Laz’s Facebook pages.  One thing I noticed is Laz’s regime for eating bad.  Laz just jumps back on the exercise wagon with a smoothie that looks more like oatmeal in a jar.  Hey if drinking the Almond Milk shake is the prerequisite  to a stunning healthy bod that yields dividends then all should sign up.  Hey 50 cent and Pepsi Laz has a 400 million dollar wonder shake to sell.  Laz and all his wisdom will be at the Missions and Ministry conference at Living Word Christian Center March 29 – April 1, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Residents Service Fair: What Chicago is doing for you

Straight from the desk of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  An open door for residents of Chicago Illinois to find out “what Chicago is doing lately” for the residents and to query the service providers.  Find out about personal wellness, building blocks, home ownership, etc., at the Chicago Residents Service Fair.  Wait, why summarize let me allow you to read the press release,

Chicago Resident Service Fair Press Release

Chicago Resident Service Fair Press Release

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2014 Chicago Gospel Fest at Cultural Center and Ellis Park June 27-29

2014 Chicago Gospel Fest at Cultural Center and Ellis Park June 27-29

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Come out Chicago-ans, vacationers and newbies to the greatest city in the world, Chicago.  Celebrate the gift of music to soothe the angst on the inside of you.  Celebrate the gift of Jazz, Blues and Christian Praise rolled into a style called Gospel music.  There is no end to the creativity of gospel music with the infusion of very different forms of exciting music styles that stirs the soul.

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Potholes litter the streets of Chatham

The following is screen shot of how the form should be completed to insure it is tagged as a pothole and not a sink hole or cave in of the pavement. You do not need to enter a phone number , your name or any personal information.

Strolling through the streets of Chatham near 83rd and Cottage walking east up to 81st and Maryland to Ellis reveals more potholes than streets to drive on safely.  Driving down these streets is like maneuvering a land mine.  Up and down, left right at 5 miles per hour lest you do damage to yourself or vehicle.

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As stated in a previous article a few day ago states, some of the streets that were repaired in 2013 may still be under warranty, but the City of Chicago needs the help of the residents of Chicago to locate the numerous potholes.  The city set up a variety of ways to report the post holes via text, online, phone call and cell phone applications.  You can report potholes online or check the status of potholes online with a reference number through Service Tracker.  The link for the pothole stories sent to the local Alderman Michelle Harris at ward08@cityofchicago.org , for 8539 South Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, Illinois.

Previously reported potholes reference numbers on 03/10/2014, SR #14-00337472 and SR #14-00337314 .  The reference numbers for March 13, 2014 potholes reported will be posted upon receipt.

This Weekend: Give the gift of Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations”

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Alvin Ailey brings Revelations to Chicago.  Facebook has been…

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This Weekend: Give the gift of Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations”

"Revelations" http://bit.ly/1eQpKZh

“Revelations”
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Alvin Ailey brings Revelations to Chicago.  Facebook has been abuzz with the performance of Revelations across the country.  Tickets are $32-$92.  You can get a discount rate by signing up for a free account with Goldstar but you must attend performance on March 1st at 2 p.m., or  March 5th & 6th 7:30 p.m. performance.  Chicago’s performance is premiering the following dance companies, Chromas, Four Corners and Lift.

Each group brings their own form of beauty and flair to the performance to gospel music, books of the bible and blues style music that uplifts the soul.  Preview the clip below,

Tell your kids the truth about tragedy

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Sandy Hook Elementary students were brutally assaulted and murdered in cold blood Friday December 14, 2012 at 9:30am eastern time.  The unthinkable act was carried out by Adam Lanza.  Adam is survived by his brother Ryan and Father Peter Lanza.   Shooter was mistakenly identified as Ryan who is an accountant in New York City.  Adam’s father, Peter, a GE Tax Lawyer, divorced his wife, Nancy, also a victim, three years ago.  Reportedly Adam had an altercation with the schools Administration staff on December 13, 2012.  It is unknown what the discord was about.

Reported neighbors of the Lanza’s said Adam was fine as a child but as a young adult Adam became more and more disconnected.  Adam’s auntie , Marsha Lanza of Crystal Lake, Illinois is assumed to be the sister of Peter.  Marsha is married to Nancy’s brother who was working out of town at the time of the incident and no doubt heard of the murder of his sister and is understandably distraught.
Marsha, Adam’s Auntie  said that his Mom Nancy was a great mother and no one suspected this behavior from Adam.

Yesterday President Obama said “We have endured too many of these tragedies and I react not as a President but as anyone else would, as a parent.”  President Obama continued to say that the families of Connecticut that are grieving need us as Americans to be at our best.  Connecticut families need to know that we are praying for them and we are here for them and every measure will be extended to the police of Connecticut to determine what lead up to this tragedy.  President Obama ended his speech by saying “May God Bless the victims and in the words of Scripture, 3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. “ (Psalms 147:3)

Families of Newton, Ct gathered at St. Rose Church and United Methodist Church to pray for the victims, their families, the shooter’s family for strength, peace of heart, mind and deliverance.  Long time resident Chris MacDonald told Huff Post Buck Wolf,  “When you look at the TV and you see what’s going on, it’s hard to grasp that this is your own town where this is happening.”

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Chicago Public schools officials said because of this tragedy they are focusing more on safety protocol for the protection of the staff and children reassuring the parents of the schools as a safe haven.  The safety of the Chicago Public Schools is handled by the Office of Safety and Security.  This office is budgeted in to the yearly school budget page 47 of the 2012-2013 budget.  The following are the initiatives of the Office of Safety and Security:

  • Install or upgrade security video systems at schools with high incidence of violence
  • Implement non-violent conflict resolution training for security personnel
  • Deliver a “Child Lures” curriculum material to elementary schools to educate principals, staff, students and parents about the many dangers facing children at home, at school, on the street and on the Internet
  • Open additional security positions at schools in need, and re-deploy security positions to maximize the benefit to schools

It is interesting to note that the discussion of Gun Control was the topic of discussion among politicians from Washing to Chicago on December 14, 2012.  It is also interesting to note that the altercation from December 13, 2012 was not fully resolved and it is unknown as to whether or not the police were called to the scene to investigate the altercation between Adam Lanza and Sandy Hook Elementary Administrative staff. 

The Chicago Public Schools Office of Safety and Security has a set of goals in which they aspire to achieve.  I say ‘achieve’ because a spokesperson for the Chicago Public Schools admitted yesterday that the safety protocols are not always achieved and could use improvement.  One goal in particular is “Ensure the investigation of major incidents involving CPS students, staff, and/or property” .  If this had been achieved maybe all 28 people who were murdered senselessly would be alive today anticipating the Christmas vacation from school.

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Counselors suggest parents talk with their children and tell the children the truth because kids often create a situation in their minds that makes since to them when they do not have the full truth.  Also, it is good to allow yourself to grieve.  Accept the emotion so that you do not develop self destructive behaviors like binge eating, over indulging in food as a comfort buffer to pain.  The goal is to not put the emotion in a box for later retrieval.  Deal with the emotion as it comes so that you can get closure which will allow your mind to cope and not relive the tragedy over and over again.  The goal is to restore a positive sense of security among school children, teachers, staff and parents.

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