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In the natural, it appears that receiving total healing from Alzheimer’s and dementia may seem impossible, but God’s Word is full of benefits and promises for those who believe.

Faith, Foolishness or Presumption
By Apostle Frederick K.C. Price ARTICLE


Why Christians Should Be Homophobic
By G. Craige Lewis



Faith is not an instant “get-richquick scheme,” but faith is a way of life. THE WORD Learn how to walk OF FAITH daily in truth faith. Living the HEALTH & Lifestyle of Faith


Alzheimers & Dementia: Are They Above the Name of Jesus?

By Dr. Betty Price

In this teaching, Dr. Betty touches on how to apply the Word to your life.

By Pastor Robert Bolden

If there was a difference in the sinner and his sin, there would not be a need to be reborn. Sure we are to love our brothers and sisters, but we love them by telling them the truth. When we hide the truth or are not open with the truth, we do them a disservice.



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A Message from Apostle Price On the Calendar People Profile Parenting Matters


Power of Faith Testimonies 18 Exploring Worship 24 Broadcast Schedule

25 TV Listings 26 Q&A: Straight 27 On the Air

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a message from Apostle Price
us in 2 Corinthians while Walking By Faith notPaul remindsthings which are seen,4:18, at the we do look at the but things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. He adds in 2 Corinthians 5:7, For we walk by faith, not by sight. The key to walking by faith and not by sight is God’s Word. Everything hinges on your consistently acting on it. —2 Corinthians 5:7 But how do you do that? Paul writes in Romans 10:8, But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach). It is important to remember that faith is a confession. First, you should find scriptures in the Bible that validate or confirm whatever you wish to claim before you go before the heavenly Father. Confess and stand on those scriptures when you go before the Father in prayer. Confess that you have the thing that you desire from Him, and make that confession in the present tense. Take healing, for example. If you have claimed your healing for a particular condition, then say, “Lord, I believe according to Your Word, according to Matthew 8:17, which says, ‘He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.’ I believe according to 1 Peter 2:24, which says, …by whose stripes you were healed. By His stripes, I was healed. If I was, then I am. According to Your Word, I believe I am healed.” In the physical, you may see no change whatsoever. In fact, your symptoms may worsen. But the physical manifestation of your healing will come if you dare to believe and hold fast to your confession. Remember, your faith will never register above the words of your lips. Whatever you confess with your mouth is exactly where your faith is going to register and operate. If you confess negativism, doubt and unbelief, that is what you are going to have in your life. But when you start confessing, “Praise God, I am a conqueror. Praise God, my needs are met. Praise God, I am healed. Praise God, I have divine help. Praise God, I will rule as a king in life,” then that is what you will start having. In this issue, we feature a teaching on Faith, Foolishness or Presumption. Many times what people think is faith, really isn’t. My wife, Dr. Betty teaches on the lifestyle of faith and how faith isn’t something saved for Sunday. Faith is indeed part of our everyday walk. We also have an article on homosexuality from G. Craige Lewis who spoke at our church recently as well as a teaching on how to nurture faith in your children from Dr. LaVerne Tolbert—good stuff! Believe in your heart that what you say with your mouth will come to pass. Dare to say it. Do it, starting now, and watch your faith come alive.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

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If you are not a Christian and would like to become one, pray the following prayer:

Dear GOD in Heaven, Thank you for sending Your Son JESUS CHRIST to destroy the power of Satan over my life. I accept Jesus now as my personal SAVIOR and LORD, and I choose to turn away from the sins of my past to a renewed Life in Jesus. You said that if I would confess with my mouth the LORD JESUS and believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead, that I would be saved. I believe JESUS died for my sins and that You

raised Him from the dead for my benefit.

HEAVENLY FATHER, I thank you for the gift of salvation and for accepting me now as Your child. In JESUS’ name, Amen.
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SEPTEMBER 29-30 Seeds of Greatness Ministries 190 Quigley Boulevard New Castle, DE 19720 (302.324.8050) “10th Anniversary” [Pastor Jerome L. Lewis] 7:00 p.m. Apostle Frederick K.C. Price Dr. Betty Price OCTOBER 8 Wisdom From Above Los Angeles, CA Dr. Betty R. Price

SEPTEMBER 8 Wisdom Ministries 2748 East 15th St. Tulsa, OK 74104 (918.712.7122) [Dr. Nasir Siddiki) “Annual Leadership Conference” Apostle Frederick K.C. Price SEPTEMBER 23-24 Daylight Christian Center 15831 W. 7 Mile Road

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By Apostle Frederick K.C. Price



“Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”
—Habakkuk 2:4
here are many people doing many things under the guise of faith, when in fact it is not faith at all—it is foolishness and in most case, it is presumption. We read in Habakkuk 2:4, “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” If the just shall live by faith, then faith must be a way of life. Too many have thought that faith was an instant “get-rich-quick scheme,” a panacea for all their ills, a parachute to instantly bail them out of problem in which they may be presently embroiled. Faith is a way of life. It is a way of living. It is not an instant, “get-rich-quick scheme.” There is another faith statement in Galatians 3:11 with an emphasis placed on a lifestyle. It says, “But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, the just shall live by faith.” The word just means “one who has been justified by the blood of Jesus Christ,” or more literally “to be made or declared righteous.” You are considered one of the just. That means you should be living by faith according to the Word of God because it said “the just shall live by faith.” Faith is acting on what you believe. But what you believe must be


“You have to act on what you believe in order to get results.”
based on what is written in the Word. You can’t just dream up something like, “I think I will believe that I can fly like a

bird.” That won’t work. That is foolishness. Foolishness, according to Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary means “lacking in sense or sound judgment; weak in intellect; silly, vain, ridiculous.” We need to find out if our actions are of faith, foolishness or presumption. Some people can’t tell the difference and you can see this by their actions. They haven’t understood it yet, and think they’re acting in faith when they’re acting foolishly. Faith, in its simplest definition is, “acting on what you believe.” We are talking about faith primarily as it relates to God, but the principle works the same way in the natural world. If you say you believe something, but you fail to act on what you believe, even if what you may believe has been proven true historically and scientifically, you will get no benefit out of it until you act. You have to act on what you believe in order to get results. For example, you say food will nourish your body and keep you from starving to death. But you can starve to death in the middle of a grocery story if you don’t eat. Believing food is good for you won’t keep you from starving to death. The thing that is going to keep you from starving to death is acting on what you believe. It is not until you act upon what you believe that faith will affect your life personally. So the simplest definition of faith is acting on what you believe or being a doer of the Word. You need to be very careful about what you believe because what you believe is what you are going to act upon. And what you act upon is what



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you are going to get. So if you don’t want to get the wrong thing, you had better act on the right thing. If your believing is wrong, your actions will be wrong, and what you receive will be wrong. James 2:20 tells us that faith without works is dead. Most of the time this verse has been used with regard to salvation, but the writer isn’t talking about salvation here. Many have taken this scripture to mean that if you are saved, you will act like you are saved. However, what he’s talking about is the operation of the principles of faith. He is saying “if you say you have faith and you don’t have the works to back up the faith, then it is not going to do any good. In fact, Richard Francis Weymouth’s “Translation of the New Testament” translates this verse more accurately from the original Greek saying “faith without corresponding actions will not work on your behalf.” Now you can understand why many Christians haven’t been able to live in victory in many areas of their lives. They haven’t understood that they

“Christians haven’t been able to live in victory in many areas of their lives. They haven’t understood that they must act upon what they believe.”
must act upon what they believe (what the Word says.) Instead of confessing with your mouth and seeing with your eyes the things that are in the physical realms, you learn to see the things that are in the realm of God. And when you do that, you bring God present on the scene. Faith sees that God is doing something and confesses it. You should confess what the Word of God says about you. If God says that you are well, then you must be well. You shouldn’t care what your body tells you. You are well because God said you are. And the Bible says that it impossible for God to lie. (Heb 6:18) —EIF



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Speaking From the

By Antracia Moorings


ulieann Hartman and her husband Butch Hartman know what it means to reach success in the television world. Butch is creator and animator of the popular & long-running cartoon The Fairly OddParents as well as Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy. The couple “They sit down now host the web talk show with everyday Hart To Hart where they sit people and discuss down with every day issues.” everyday people and discuss everyday issues. Julieann says the vision for the show came while she was traveling abroad. “It was supposed to be a night show kind of theme with my husband and I hosting it along with a band,” she explains. “It was about making everyday people stars. But at the time I was really busy and I didn’t really have time. Then three years later I had time when my career took a major turn.” She eventually hired an assistant, Felicia Burns, and shared with her about the show idea. They contacted a few companies that

have Christian internet shows but no one was getting back to them. Felicia started researching and they “It was about discovered they could shows making every- distribute thethrough via Facebook day people YouTube but had to keep the shows length stars.” to 15 minutes. Then there was the business of booking guests. Their first guest was Pastor Burns, a former pastor at Crenshaw Christian Center, their home church, who had gone on to found a church. They then started interviewing people with testimonies such as Julieann’s mother who had been diagnosed with stage 3 nonhodgkins lymphoma and was healed miraculously. They also interviewed a former “[The show] producer started off with porn Christian. turned The show, 20-30 views per which started airing show and has in July 2010, started off with 20-30 views soared to as per show and has many as 1,100.” soared to as many as


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1,100 views for a recent show. Taping sessions are every Tuesday and Friday with 6-8 shows done for each session. “I worked on the game show Jeopardy for many years,” says Julieann. “I was an actress for many years. This is probably one of the easiest things I’ve ever done in my life. This was a complete vision from the Lord. There’s no stress about it.” —EIF For information about the show visit or to watch episodes: visit!

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parenting matters

eveloping and nurturing faith in our children is a cherished responsibility of parents and grandparents. By retelling biblical accounts and repeating scriptures, we are intentional about depositing the Word of God into the minds and hearts of our little ones. In order for adults to successfully communicate God’s word to children, we must first understand the Bible ourselves. Here are some keys that will help us effectively teach our children.


Nurturing Faith
in Our


By La Verne

Tolbert, Ph.D.

BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING Where should we begin reading the Bible? This is the question that most people ask when beginning to study the Bible. Let me answer by asking a different question. Where do you begin when reading any book, whether it’s a novel, a mystery, or a biography? Don’t you begin at the beginning? The same rule applies when reading the Bible. Would you pick up any other book and begin reading at page 20, read a sentence or paragraph, and then skip to page 49, read another sentence or paragraph and then skip back to page 14, and then to page 130? Sounds ridiculous, yes? Why do we read the Bible this way and expect to understand what God is saying? We cannot, because individual verses or passages do not stand alone. The small numbers placed in front of verses were added to help us find the passage quickly, but this doesn’t mean that a passage isn’t connected to what precedes it or to what follows. It is connected, and reading with the complete thought— beginning, middle, and end—keeps passages in their proper context.

BEGIN WITH CONTEXT Context is one of the most important factors in studying and understanding the Bible. If a verse or passage isn’t related to the verses that precede it or to the verses that follow, it’s likely to be misinterpreted and misunderstood. Again, we read the Bible just as we read any other book. So begin at the beginning with Genesis in the Old Testament or with Matthew in the New Testament. Read chapter by chapter, book by book until you reach the end. Reading the Old Testament first, helps us better understand the New Testament, because the Old Testament occurred before the New Testament. Once we study the Old Testament with its covenant promises, we are able to see the New Testament and its covenant reality more clearly. The Old Testament books have such engaging stories that you won’t be able to put down your Bible! BEGIN WITH A FRAMEWORK Reading the biblical account from the beginning is like putting a picture frame on the Bible. It’s easier to see the BIG picture, also called the metanarrative, when you read the Bible through from beginning to end. Notice how the biblical account unfolds, beginning with Adam’s disobedience that ignites man’s desperate attempt to get back to God and the promise of a Redeemer that is sealed in the garden. See, too, God’s frustration with mankind as He decides to wash away a sinful world and begin all over again with Noah’s family. When Abraham comes onto the scene,



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his faith births a nation. God’s covenant promise to bless Abraham’s descendants ushers in the nation of Israel. We watch their nomadic journey from bondage in Egypt in Africa to freedom in the Promised Land led by Moses and Joshua. This new nation soon has a king, David, and we continue to observe God’s compassionate dealing with his people. The experiences of the biblical heroes and sheroes— among them Joseph, Samuel, Ruth, Esther, Job—paint the backdrop for the canvas of the redemptive account. The religious customs and ritual performances of the Old Testament are filled with Messianic expectations. The Israelites were waiting for the Messiah, so every woman wanted to give birth to a son. To be childless was unacceptable, which helps us understand the desperation of some of the women who were barren, like Hannah in I Samuel. Unfortunately, God’s people adopt the idols of their captives, and in turn, the

Israelites are enslaved. Prophets warn against idolatry and encourage obedience. God, the Great Deliverer, responds to the cries of his people over and over again. But Israel continues to rebel until finally, God is silent 400 years. The birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ usher in the New Covenant and fulfill Old Testament prophecy. The Apostles spread the good news of the gospel, and the church expands amid outer persecution and inner conflicts. With eyes heavenward, we await Jesus’ return. This is the canvas of the Bible. These basic reminders help us help our children know and understand God’s Word. May the Lord bless you as you teach the biblical accounts so that children grow in their knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.—EIF
Portions of this article have been excerpted from Dr. La Verne’s latest book, How to STUDY and Understand the Bible in 5 Simple Steps Without Learning Hebrew or Greek soon to be published.



health & healing

Alzheimers & Dementia:


By Pastor Robert E. Bolden

where the trouble starts, but just like a real factory, backups and breakdown in one system cause problems in other areas. As damage spreads, cells lose their ability to do their jobs and, eventually die, causing irreversible changes in the brain.


lzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia is not a disease itself, but rather a group of symptoms that are caused by various diseases or conditions. Symptoms can also include changes in personality, mood, and behavior. In some cases, the dementia can be treated and cured because most causes are treatable. The 1990s marked the end of the so-called decade of the brain. We are facing a new millennium of brain dysfunction, with Alzheimer’s leading the field of causes. Doctor’s generally describe Alzheimer’s disease in three stages: mild, moderate and severe (also referred to as: early, mild and late stage.) The Alzheimer’s Association estimates 5.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s, and 72 percent of these patients are at the moderate to severe stage of the disease and Alzheimer’s disease account for 50 to 80% of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer’s individuals lose the ability to carry on conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Scientist believe that Alzheimer’s disease prevents parts of the cell’s factory from running well. They are not sure


1. Diseases that causes degeneration or loss of nerve cells in the brain such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s. 2. Diseases that affect blood vessels, such as stroke, which can cause a disorder known as multi-infant dementia. 3. Toxic reactions, like excessive alcohol or drug use. 4. Nutritional deficiencies, like vitamin B12 and folate deficiency 5. Head Injury- either a single severe head injury or long term smaller injuries like in boxers 6. Infections that can affect the brain, such as HIV/AIDS and Lyme disease 7. Changes in blood sugar, sodium, and calcium levels • Language problems, such as trouble finding the name of familiar objects • Misplacing items • Getting lost on familiar routes • Personality changes and loss of social skills • Losing interest in things you previously enjoyed • Difficulty performing tasks that take some thought, but that used to come easily, such as balancing a checkbook, playing games (such as bridge), and learning new the ability to take care of yourself.

Certain studies have shown that exposure to electromagnetic radiation significantly increases the risk of Alzheimer, or makes it rapidly worse. This means working with or near computers, and similar equipment. But also, of course, it means that mobile phones are adding to the risk. Scientific studies have tied Alzheimer’s disease to plasma homocysteine levels. We also know that exposure to toxic metal poisoning, Aluminum and Mercury are likely responsible for increase of Alzheimer and dementia.



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of stress are all critical factors; studies showed that vitamin E was better than drug or placebo in reducing the symptoms. The increase of vitamin B6, B12 and folate have reduced the symptoms. The American Medical Association says that Ginko biloba was shown not only help prevent Alzheimer’s degeneration but actually have shown improvement in many cases. Although current Alzheimer treatments cannot stop Alzheimer’s from progressing, they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s caregivers. Today, there is a worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat the disease, delay its onset, and prevent it from developing. In Genesis 18:13 the Lord was speaking with Abraham and asked why did Sarah laugh? The Lord had previously told them that Sarah would have a son but because of their natural circumstances that seemed


impossible. In verse 14 the Lord asked them is anything too hard for the Lord? In the natural, it appears that receiving total healing from Alzheimer’s and dementia may seem impossible, but God’s Word is full of benefits and promises for those who believe: Psalm 103:1-3, Proverb 10:7, Mark 11:23-24, Matthew 8:17, 1st Peter 2:24, 1st Corinthians 2:16. We all have a heart to see the sick healed and the afflicted made whole. It is, after all, God’s will to heal and that was accomplished by the stripes that Jesus bore for each of us. As God did for us in deliverance from the curse (Gal 3:13), He has done for us physically & mentally. We are to believe and receive just as much for that wholeness in Him, who heals all our diseases.—EIF
References: WebMD,The Mayo Clinic,Alzheimer’s Association,U.S. National Library of Medicine,NH National Institute of Health,Textbook of Clinical Neurology 3rd edition,National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke



Healthy in Spirit and Body

We Want To

Hear From You!

God always answers; we just have to have our ears open to hear and our hearts ready to receive! In 2009, I heard the Lord tell me how I would lose weight, keep the weight off and stay in good health. On September 9, 2009, God sent Dr. Colbert to minister. As I listened to the man of God, I took in the things that were meant for me and worked to apply them to my life. I also gleaned from Angela Evans’ cry for the church to be in good health. I attended the Prescription for Long Life Expo and was greatly pleased when Mrs. Evans brought in the Farmers Market to help those who had received what was spoken. I then began to shop for foods that would help me exercise what I had learned. I replaced red meats with turkey, fish and chicken breasts and ate more fruits and vegetables. I also eliminated sugars, white breads, fried

foods, salts, and all junk food. I began drinking more water and snacking on healthier foods such as nuts and cranberries. As I started to exercise I had to act on the Word of God which tells me to walk by faith, and not by sight. I began walking to church and doing praise and worship at home every day. I started seeing results and I can truly say it was all because of God! I can now give others hope. My goal is to tell you, you too can lose weight. Move on what the Word of God says and carry out His plan for you. The only person that can stop you is you! Step out in faith, then get the results that me and so many others have received. I’m down from a size 16 to a size six all because of His word. 1 Corinthians 9:27 – “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest when I have preached to others, I myself should

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become disqualified.” Jesus is Lord and To God be all the glory! Tanesiha Johnson —Tanesiha Johnson (Los Angeles, CA) maybe a few weeks. He was teaching on Race, Religion and Racism. I was a Muslim when I got saved after listening to Apostle Price on the TV. I thank you for speaking God’s Word so I could be rescued by Jesus. —Sharon Candiff

Brought a long way by the Word
I have benefitted greatly from your teaching through TV and the internet. I still have a ways to go to put it all into practice, but your teachings have surely brought me a mighty long way. —Dianne Turner

Delivered From Depression
When I was living in Warminster, Pennsylvania about 25 years ago, I was going through a state of depression. Apostle Price, your teaching helped me to overcome it. I felt like I was about to kill myself. Thanks to you and Jesus, I live. —Dora M. Andrews (Newark, DE)

Thankful for Understanding & Healing
I am so glad I found your ministry on TV. It has helped me to understand the Word of God better. Plus, I have been healed by the Lord of cancer and thanking the Lord every day for His love, grace and mercy to stay close to the Lord until He returns. It is so nice to see your whole family walking after the Lord and to see how He’s leading you to minister to the world —Rinda Gipson (Indianapolis, IN)

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Where’s the Beef?
n the mid-1980s As believers, we there was a comshould be at a place mercial that aired where our worship tranby the fast food scends the mundane and giant, Wendy's, that exceeds the passive. Our focused on the fact that hearts should be so conburgers seemed to be getnected to our God that ting smaller. According to our praise offering is Wendy’s, the other fast packed with substance food chains seemed to be and passion. As we grow steadily decreasing the and develop in our faith, "bun-to-meat ratio" on their let’s mature in the level of hamburgers. The comedic our worship, as well. commercial featured three Hebrews 6:1-2 tells us elderly women at Wendy’s how: “Therefore, leaving competition: "some other the discussion of the eleBy Minister Mark Peay burger place." With a large mentary principles of size bun in hand and the Christ, let us go on to meat inside it about the size of a 50-cent perfection, not laying again the foundation piece, one of the women posed a question: of repentance from dead works and of faith “Where’s the beef?” toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the And thus, a slogan that impacted a gendead, and of eternal judgment.” eration was born. In essence, this term, "Where's the Beef" epitomizes the very This scripture reminds us that we nature of the quest for substance, subject should be at a place of steady and consismatter or the "meat" of a thing (no pun tent growth as believers. Not only in our intended). approach to the Word, but in our worship







and adoration to God. We should be “Our hearts constantly matur- should be so ing and going from faith to faith and connected to glory to glory. If we our God that aren’t careful, as our praise worshipers, we can offering is settle for a low level packed with of mediocrity rather than striving substance and for the Mastery in passion.” our worship. I talk to saints all the time who say they want to get in “the zone” with God where their worship is concerned—that sweet spot in Him so to speak; that precious place where we are so invested in our worship, that the very atmosphere is saturated with His presence; that place where we are under the spout where the Glory comes out. You may be asking, “how do you get there? What’s the secret?” Well, my friend, you got it right…It is the SECRET place. The truth is I never strive to get there. And I haven’t for years. As you read this, I can hear you thinking: “Huh?” Let me explain. You see, I cannot “arrive” in Houston, Texas if I never left Houston, Texas. Consequently, I cannot “get” to the secret place if I never left it. In other words, I purpose to dwell there no matter what I go through or where I am. “I talk to Wherever I am, saints all the I’m THERE. In the secret place; time who say in the sweet spot they want to get of God. Why is it in ‘the zone’ so sweet? with God where Because when I’m there, I’m the their worship is apple of His eye. concern.” And that’s a

mighty sweet apple. Psalm 91 tells us: “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” You can read verses 3 through 16 to find out the benefit of being dwellers of the secret place. There are definite benefits, byproducts and blessings of being a true worshiper and one who takes up residence in the secret place. The secret place is not hidden from us, but it’s hidden for us. It’s secret because it’s hidden for those who qualify to enter “Wherever I it. What are the qualifications? am, I’m there. Let’s take a look In the secret at Psalm 24:3-4 place; in the for the answer: sweet place “Who into may ascend the of God.” hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.” Hands that are clean and a heart that is pure are the keys that unlock the door to the place where our praises



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are inhabited. This is a place where we can sit on our Father’s lap and call Him Daddy. It’s a place where we can find safety and substance for our lives and where peace flows like a river. Let’s “beef up” in the area of our worship so we can develop a strong and healthy inner court relationship with our God. For it’s there that we will be built up and strengthened for our awes o m e Kingdom assignment.


“Let’s ‘beef up’ in the area of our worship so we can devel op a strong and healthy inner court relationship with God”

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school of ministry


The Apostle Frederick Price

Ministry Training Center


By Jessica Rodgers

ecember 11th, 2011 will mark a truly celebratory day for the Apostle Frederick Price Ministry Training Center. 139 diligent students will be granted the opportunity to march as the first graduating class of the school, fulfilling Apostle Frederick K.C. Price’s Vision for his training center. “It is our goal to see each and every student active and flourishing in some aspect of ministry, whether it be in a professional or social environment. We exist to see our stu-

“It is our goal to see each and every student active and flourishing in some aspect of ministry.”
dents change the world one life at a time, beginning with their own.” The school has trained its students to not only be aware of the power of God, but to also know and use the gifts of the Spirit to answer the call that God has placed upon their lives. The school opened in January 2010 and was established by Apostle Price. “God placed this vision deep within my heart to teach people faith, which I’ve done for several decades now. Along with this assignment I believe the Lord has made it clear to me to equip people to live in victory in their daily lives as ministers of reconciliation,” said Apostle Price. “I believe that as a follower of Jesus Christ, we are all called into ministry of restoring human lives and reforming social culture.” The school lives on to do just as Apostle Price desired. Upon graduation, students are expected to be prepared and equipped with the knowledge and wisdom it takes to make positive changes to the world around

them; no matter what area of ministry these students are called into, whether that be inside or outside of the church. Ministry Training Center students are excited to exercise and apply the principles that they have learned at the school, to their lives after graduation. “I plan to ensure that I am applying God's Word to my life and watch Him guide me as He wills,” says student Denisha Randle. “I want God's best for me and the only way to attain His best is through His Word and listening for His voice in everything you do; from what to wear, to where to go.” Built on a firm foundation, the school continues to serve the same purpose it did when it first opened. As the first graduating class prepares to begin their last trimester before graduation, the school welcomes all students with the desire to transform their lives. The school offers classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and also Saturdays during the day. Teachers include Apostle Price, Pastor Larry Matteson, Pastor Frederick Price Jr. and others. The Ministry Training Center is accepting and will be accepting applications for enrollment into the new trimester through September 17th. The new trimester is scheduled to begin September 6th. “I fully believe without a doubt that this will not only be a life changing experience for you, but it will result in you becoming a life changing agent for our Father God,” said Apostle Price. “All I ask of you, is to pray and ask of God, the Father, what He would have you do about this school. Ask Him if you should attend, pay for someone else to go, or financially support the school on a regular basis.—EIF



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believe the Word. But the mind is not where faith takes root or operates. Faith is a matter of the heart. It has to get down into a person’s spirit and grow from there into their thoughts and actions for it to do any good. These people basically do not allow their faith to grow. They do not water or feed it. They do not weed out the concerns of life that enter into their minds. They talk about those problems far more often than they talk about the solution— the Word. By doing all these negative things, they choke out the Word. After a while, these people become discouraged. They give up, saying, “That faith stuff doesn’t work!” They never realize that they basically starved their faith to death by their own actions. Another problem is that some Christians confess the Word and say they believe it, but they live any kind of way they want. God will never honor this. When you live in a way that is not consistent with the Word, that is rebellion against God. It is sin. God hates sin. It offends Him and grieves Him deeply. If God blessed people when they weren’t living right, He would be confirming the sin in their life. Why should He confirm something He hates so much? He would much rather help us overcome the challenges we have in our heart so we can live free and overcoming lives, then bless us to confirm us in our freedom in Him. Sometimes we walk in these challenges for so long that we forget they are even there. For instance, many Christians say they believe God for their finances, healing, and the other things that would enhance their lives, but they do not think about believing God to get jealousy, envy, strife, and prejudice out of their hearts. Those things grieve the Father. He even calls them carnal, childish – babes in Christ. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 3:1-3: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?” God wants us to grow past the carnal things into spiritual maturity. That is a commandment from Him. This is why we read in 1 Peter 2:1-3: “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit,

The Lifestyle of
By Dr. Betty R. Price

e need to walk in faith every day if we want God to touch our lives. Paul writes that the just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17). Living by faith means having faith in our hearts, not just in our heads, and applying the faith formula of Romans 10:10 in everything we do, say and think. That verse reads: For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. This is how we receive anything we need from God. For example, with the heart one

believes for his financial needs to be met, and with the mouth confession is made for them to manifest. Belief and confession work hand in hand. But that is only the beginning of living a lifestyle of faith. This lifestyle means living every day in a way that is pleasing to the Father—one that not only guarantees that the blessings of God are ours, but also one that shows Him at His best in our lives for others to see. Part of that lifestyle is that God wants His children to prosper. There should be more Christians prospering than there are. I think the major problem is that most Christians do not understand how faith works, or that faith without works is dead faith. Many Christians fail in their walk because they have not actually been taught how to apply the Word to their lives. They hear words quoted from the Scriptures, but they don’t truly understand the Word of Faith. They don’t realize that the Word has to take root in their hearts and grow there before it will have an impact on their lives. Paul writes in Romans 10:17: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” In the natural, when you plant seeds in a garden, you have to water it regularly. You have to weed that garden. You have to give it consistent time and attention. If you don’t do this, what you planted will never grow, as it should. Faith works the same way. Many people do not realize this fact, and that is where they miss out on the blessings of God. They try to confess and believe what little they hear taught, but they are not consistent in their confessions. They think in their minds that they




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hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” The way we lay aside all these evil things is by receiving the Word with gladness and allowing the love of God to shine through our hearts by our believing, confessing and acting on the Word. That love was poured into our hearts when we were born again. What we have to do now is act on that love all the time. The way we do so is by faith, because there are many people who are hard to love in the natural. It takes time, effort and much practice, as well as patience. But when we do what God says in this regard and remain consistent, it becomes easier over time and we are blessed for our obedience. Paul writes in Ephesians 3:17-19: “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” For us to be filled with all the fullness of God—and “all” includes having our needs met— we have to let all the goodness and righteousness of God be a part of our lives. In all the fullness of God, there is no hate, prejudice, envy, jealousy or strife. God does not have any of that junk in Him. Since He doesn’t have it in Him, then we shouldn’t have it in us, either. Jesus says in John 14:21: “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” If you want to know if you love Jesus or not, you can test yourself by asking, “Do I have Jesus’ Word in my heart and do I keep it?” The more you study the For more info, Word, the more you will confess scan this code with it. The more you confess it, the your smart phone using a QR code more your faith will grow. The reader. more your faith grows, the more blessed you will become and the more God can use you as an example to bring others into the Kingdom.—EIF

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Fred and Betty Price
On your television broadcast message for “Battle of the Mind,” you said "a look into the past will help us understand the present." Can you explain this in light of the scripture in Philippians where it says to forget those things that are behind?

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A – Philippians 3:13, says, "Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead…” When it says forgetting the things which are behind, it does not mean forgetting everything that’s behind. Paul is simply saying: forget all the negative, bad things that have kept you or will keep you from making progress towards the future. Some of you are hung up because of the past. Some of your negative memories stem from a fatherless home or because of negative things somebody said about you. Those are the kind of things that God is talking about forgetting, because they will hinder you from making progress to the future. But you don’t ever want
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations mentioned above are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.

to forget good things of the past. For instance, I don’t ever want to forget the day that I accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord. I don’t want to forget the day I was filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues. I don’t ever want to forget that night...when I was standing at the altar in a Baptist church, and the pastor of the church was greeting all the new members of the church (and I was one of them at the time) and I heard the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ. saying, "you are to preach my gospel." I don’t ever want to forget that. Sometimes it’s necessary to remember bad things so you don’t do those things again. We can go through the Old Testament to find out the things that weren’t done correctly and to help us not to go there. Looking to the past can help us to understand the present.
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from the headlines

By Pastor G. Craige Lewis


omophobia is a trick word is used by modern day homosexuals to describe people who are against their lifestyle or sexual preference. "Homo" refers to the genus of all modern humans. But the word "phobia" means an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. While people are essentially using this word to describe the fear of homosexuals, it actually means the fear of human beings. That's right. They want those of us who are against their sexual preferences to be viewed as fearful individuals who are irrationally afraid of humans and should be psychologically evaluated. In other words, we are crazy because we don't see all humans as normal—even though homosexual behavior is abnormal. The bottom line is: because homosexuals hate their own lifestyle, they see in others what they feel deep within themselves. They believe that if you do not go out of your way to recognize their lifestyle and provide validation for them, then you are downing them as individuals and hating them as human beings. But this is not the case. In every walk of life, we make choices. These choices will get approved by some and rejected by others. But the homosexual doesn't want ANY rejection because all rejection points to that personal rejection they are feeling deep down inside because they are warring

against the very image they were created in and nature itself. Because they feel God rejects them spiritually, and nature rejects them naturally—they have no validation. So they need people to validate them at all times—with no rejection at all. Any type of rejection, whether it’s verbal, physical, mental or emotional, points to the fact that they feel bad about their present state and desire to change, but feel they cannot. This is why it's so important that we as the church offer deliverance to them. Not at the cost of compromise or acceptance, but by offering Christ to them as an opportunity for them to be recreated. I do not believe a homosexual is born homosexual because we are not born with behavioral traits, but we are taught them. But even if they want to claim they were born that way, Christ can make us BORN AGAIN! This is a re-creation into a new life and old things can pass away. There is hope for the homosexual and lesbian but if the church continues to condone this lifestyle and not make a difference between the sacred and profane, then we won't have answers for them when

“I do not believe a homosexual is born homosexual because we are not born with behavioral traits.”



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they come for reconciliation. All communities are affected by the homosexual agenda, but the black community is suffering more than any other because of Planned Parenthood’s genocidal attack on our young. AIDS, like abortion, is a form of genocide as well. Without a doubt, homosexuality is the lead proponent in the spread of AIDS. Homosexuality is one of the most risky lifestyles one can lead. It has been reported that you have a better chance of surviving war combat than you do the homosexual lifestyle. The death rate from AIDS, suicide and murder in the homosexual community is alarming—yet no one talks about the dangers. Instead, our black preachers continue to promote the words of Mahatma Gandhi: "love the sinner, hate the sin." Did you know that's not in the Bible because it's impossible to separate the sin and the sinner without salvation. That's what salvation is all about—making the old person a new creation. If there was a difference in the sinner and his sin, there would not be a need to be reborn. Sure we are to love our brothers and sisters, but we love them by telling them the truth. When we hide the truth or are not open with the truth, we do them a disservice. We cannot love without sharing the fact that there is danger ahead if they do not cease to indulge in a dangerous lifestyle. If we love them, we will tell them the whole truth and try to get them to change for their own safety and sanctity. But by befriending them, protecting them and their rights, as well as condoning their lifestyles by being silent on the issues concerning them, we are not loving them at all—instead we are killing them softly and silently. We allow homosexuals to make our music in the church. We allow them to pastor our churches. The average single black woman has a male homosexual friend and doesn't even see how he is the greatest obstacle in her quest to get married. The prisons are overrun with AIDS, homosexuals, and black men on the down low. They are dying, spreading disease, and destroying the birthrate of the black community. Look at our numbers. We are now closer to 11% of the American population down from 14% a few years ago. Because homosexual men cannot be any kind of example of a man to young boys, our young men are on a downward spiral. 70% high school drop out rate, 40% incarceration rate, 1 in 4 teen black males will impregnate a teenaged girl. 50% of all black teens have genital herpes. And they don't even discuss all the diseases that come from homosexual sex. Syphilis, gonorrhea and HIV are all transferred at a higher rate through homosexual behavior. The average homosexual has more than 100 sexual partners each year. So, you can imagine the diseases that are contracted through this period. I'm sorry for being so graphic, but these are the things they don't want you to know. These are the reasons why EVERY black person should be homophobic—if I may use their inconsistent linguistics. We should be afraid for our young boys. We should be afraid for our communities. We should be afraid for our churches because this agenda is deadly. It's like a nuclear bomb that has exploded. It's spreading like cancer through our communities and we should be running for our lives to find shelter in the Word of God. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying we should be fearful as in afraid to stand or fight. I'm saying we should be fearful in terms of caution and where this is all going. We should always be fearful of the living God's wrath upon the nations that condone such behavior. Instead of voting for Obama, we should have been running from Obama. We always accept the thing that destroys us, and Obama's homosexual agenda is the death of the black race and the death of us all if we do not stand against it. It is a "fearful" thing to fall into the hands of a wrathful God. And His wrath will soon be poured out on America. —EIF

“We should always be fearful of the living God’s wrath upon the nations that condone such behavior.”

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