Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Huh ...Those Certain Persons, Again

And so it was that a few “good men” stirred the crowd of wandering minds and before they could gather their wits… a city laid burning and broken.
And so it is that a few “good men” stirred their own wandering minds and before the crowd could gather their wits…

Who could know what happens to the city!

Lord Jesus, plead with The Father and send portions of wisdom through the Holy Spirit that “good men” might be restrained from themselves. Father God, diffuse what the secret enemies have purposed for your people. Jehovah, break the curse which causes Liberia to always inflict self-destruction on itself in the name of liberating itself. Teach us to see and realize that the only enemy that has been able to reduce us is we ourselves. You Almighty God have made us indestructible; we choose instead destruction by our own hand. Nobody, no force and nothing has ever been strong enough to completely dismantle us. Yet, we gladly do it to ourselves all by ourselves – Liberians – we tear ourselves into fragments and shred our lives in pieces… Liberians.

Send restraint, dear Lord, send restraint. Open our collective eyes. Remove from our midst anything fake that look like reality. Teach us to hear the sound of the distant thunder! Before it soon bring within our reach deafening downpours! Shut up the “good men” and their verbose claims of doing good will. Strip these burgeoning egos. Strip these have-never-seen-or-entered-battlefield Generals. Strip these attention-grabbing-egotistic-self declared saviors. Strip these incite-the-people-then-flee-with-your-family Commanders. Lift the veil from the faces of deception. Remove the scales that all eyes may see what you already know these deceivers to be. Heavenly Father, I could go on and on, but you know just what I’m trying to say. Have mercy O God! In Jesus Name. Aye God! I beg you. Thank you for answered prayer. I praise you. I give you glory. Amen. Lord Jesus, It’s me, Hortense, again. Amen.

Blessings and peace,
Srvt. Hortense D. Grimes
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Monday, October 9, 2017

A Glorious Land of Liberty

The REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA. On the brink of a new day! Having turned back from the precipice of war and degradation and onto the slow, steady pace to peace and stability. A nation now awakens to find itself, once more, at the crossroads to a new tomorrow. A people must decide their fate by their own hand. The BALLOT BOX summons a waiting nation. A people scarred and reduced to being counted among the least. A once thriving country now described as lowly, poor and least in the pool of nations. Such a one must today declare a way forward. Such a people must do so themselves. By the BALLOT BOX.

LIBERIA, your country’s future rests with you. You have prayed. You have fasted. You have dedicated the Elections 2017 to Almighty God. In Faith, worship God for the victory the Lord has decided. Praise Almighty God for the President he has declared. Thank the Lord for change that is about to sweep the nation clean. Almighty God bless the new Liberia and its new leaders. Jesus, cleanse the Land, we pray!

As LIBERIANS go to the Polls on Tuesday, October 10, 2017: We, the People, raise high the Lone Star Flag and Pledge Allegiance to the Republic of Liberia. “One Nation, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.” Law-abiding citizens and others within its borders. Offer your prayers for this glorious land of liberty that shall always be ours. For all posterity. Republic of Liberia Dare to Rise Again.

Servant Hortense D. Grimes*
Spiritual Motivator & Jesus-gospel Minister
Founder, Do It For Christ Ministries Intl.
Creator, HortenseINspiration Media
Dreambearer & Dreamcarrier, Solace Africa

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*Born and raised in Liberia, West Africa

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hope as America Mourns

As Americans wake up to a second day reliving the atrocity of “October 2” in Las Vegas: We, citizens of the greatest nation on earth, the United States of America, will continue as “One Nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.”
NO treat or terror, domestic or foreign, will change that we are resolved to be indestructible. America will rise above its enemies within and without, homegrown and outside. The indomitable spirit of the American people will never be diminished. Evil will be overrun by goodness. Always! The USA and its people will display greatness even in the face of adversity. That is the excellent American way. This is our commitment to being American. We rise high. And still we rise.

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense D. Grimes
Founder, Do It For Christ Ministries Intl.
Creator, HortenseINspiration Media
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Friday, August 25, 2017

Wake Up, Everybody

In a world full of confusion, and more confusing confusion, how do you unconfuse your own confusion even when your confusion is confused! (I know I'm making up words here, stay with me.)

I’d say, you simply look to the Lord for wisdom. You get to know The Word. You study the Bible. You pray like your life depends on it. Which it does by the way… Your life depends on the prayer you say and the godly path you take with God Almighty. In the Name of Jesus. It’s called Salvation.

Jehovah God is the author of clarity. When you align with the Holy Spirit impartation in you, by and through your commitment, and surrender to Jesus Christ. You become a lone voice of sanity in your lone world. In these times of “everyone know it all…experts who have expertise in everything at the same time…every ungodly one another telling each other what to do and how to think”. Puppets of our own makings. It is a sad reality show on the earth today. You  do not have to participate just because. Hold your ground. Take a stance. For your own sake. As is often said in the African home movies, “shine your eyes well well.”

My friend, all things signal End Time. Indeed, no one knows the day or the hour. No one known when Almighty God will end this madness we call living in earth. Not a single soul in heaven or on earth knows when Jehovah the Creator of All will end life as has been known in ages past and of present. But God has spoken. Scripture is concise and precise. The Word of Jehovah could not be any clearer. “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day.”

My friend, you are responsible for the environment you find yourself in. My friend, it is up to you to take responsibility. Recreate a new atmosphere and change your environment here now and then in eternity.

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (Genesis 1:26-28 NIV)

“In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” (John 1:1-5 NIV)

“The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the Lord said, ‘I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them.’ But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.” (Genesis 6:5-8 NIV)

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light ‘day,’ and the darkness he called ‘night.’ And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.” (Genesis 1:1-5 NIV)

“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it shall be at the coming of the Son of Man.” (Matthew 24:37-39 NIV).

“Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.” (Genesis 6:11-13 NIV)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17 KJV).

The Word of God is a guide. Employ the teachings of Scripture as a guard. At the end of the day, my friend, you are responsible for the environment and atmosphere you find yourself in. Happy Friday!

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense D. Grimes

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Right is Peace

The month of June ends tomorrow. Half of the year is gone into oblivion. Never again in the history of mankind will there be month of June 2017.  We saw it come and  we lived it through. We say thank you, Lord God, for everything!
My friend, I wish that your year so far is peaceful. Peacefulness is a determinant of happiness. When your soul is at rest and your heart is glad and your spirit is satisfied and the joy of the Lord is your strength; therein lies a person at peace with self. The kind of peace which surpasses all understanding. Human mindset cannot decipher that peace. It’s a heart thing bestowed from the man upstairs. God.
In all you do embrace peace. Do not make enemies for yourself. Make no enemies intentionally. Absolutely, do not set to make enemies. Should you find that you have offended anyone, or that someone has taken offense from your actions or reactions, make haste to fix that offense. Whether real or perceived by them, you take corrective actions. If someone feels that you have hurt them apologize to them. You may not believe that you’ve hurt them or done anything wrong, but if they feel your words or action inflicted pain and hurt feelings, you must say “I am sorry.” And be sincere. Fix it. Hurry up to make amends. Clear it all up. It's on you to fix it when others say you've hurt them. It's their feelings. Be sensitive for them.
Those people who decide on being an enemy to you leave them alone. Let it be. You cannot force others to be at peace with you. Keep your heart pure. You do not have to remain buddies with untrustworthy people. But you do have to foster a peaceful atmosphere. You must initiate and promote peace. Avoid conflict by saturating a fragrance of peace about you. You must not insist on befriending people who dislike you for their own reasons. Some people will not like you for nothing. No reason. Absolutely no reason at all. Some people will absolutely hate you just because you are you. Some people will hate you because people they love hate you. They are being loyal to their inner circle to the point of transferring bad emotions from their circle. Some people will determine to be your worst nightmare because of who they are. It is all on them. You just have to carry a pure heart and keep clean hands. Forgive all. Pray that the Lord would keep you from likewise being their enemy. Keep a smile on your face. A smile is disarming to the nastiest attacker. There is silent strength in your smile. Wear a smile on your sleeves.
May your enemies never rise above you. Those who insist on being your enemies have decided their own role. Beneath you. The Bible says your enemy shall be a footstool for your feet. In other words, you will trample on and triumph above any enemy. Always. You will crush whatever your enemy has planned or has in store for you. That is God’s promise. God’s truth is transformative. Your enemies have chosen the role of being constantly beneath you. Should anyone offer himself/herself as a footstool for you, it’s on them. Receive the footstool. The point is not to make you haughty. The point is God has made you victorious over the evil intent of others for you. Rejoice at this point. 
It is up to you to live peaceably with all. In the coming day, months and years ahead strive to be at peace. As much as it is up to you. You cannot please everybody. Do not frustrate yourself trying. Simply do right by people. Do the right thing always. Be fair in your judgments. Do the right things every time. Right is right. Wrong is wrong. Uncompromisingly do the right thing all the time. Particularly, when human eyes are not present. Do right. Right done in the dark shines in the light. Right done in the light shines in the dark. Right done shines right through the black and white and gray areas of existence. Right is shiny. Right is a shiner. Right is always shining.
Make it your business to please Almighty God. Spend every waking moment of your life striving to please the Lord. Do right by God. By following God’s commands and doing his will. Be pleasing in the eyes of Jesus Christ. Your peace and right they go together. When you please God, and continue to be the best you by the power of the Holy Spirit, even your enemies eventually would be at peace with you. That’s God’s promise. The heart of the enemy will change for their own good. The truth of God is everlasting. The Word of God outlasts life itself. Therein is your victory day after day. 

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense D. Grimes
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Let's Go Digital

Your Mobile Device. Did you realize it is a set up? The thing is a wonderful setup by God. You see, Almighty God will stop at nothing to get your attention, just for your own good. And so, the Lord God released innovation to mankind for the invention of electronic gadgets. You see that smart phone, Tablet, iPad, iPhone, cell phone, mobile device; all those nifty power-packed handled devices we carry around twenty hours a day! It is not just for your easy convenience. It’s a subtle set up. God’s way of ensuring you have his commands and teachings on your person all twenty-four hours of each day every day. You didn’t realize you walk around with the Bible in your pocket and/or pocketbook? You think the Lord will leave you to ignore the Bible! And doom yourself? Never. Jesus Christ will not allow such evil ending to befall you. You know he’s about love—love for you—love wouldn’t let him do that. You will know truth and Truth will set your free. Truth is the Word of God.

My friend, every technological advancement on earth is simply for the purpose of bringing heaven a little bit closer in mankind view. That gadget you carry around is to ensure you walk about protected and equipped with God’s word. Every time you pick it up to dial a number, text a message or write a comment, you open the possibility to feed on Truth. The Word. That same Word. You know what I mean… “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1. Yes, that WORD. Word Jesus. Your gadget gives you access to be reminded of the Word. Continue to carry around your precious devices! Yeah. You are taking the Word of God with you into those so-called “prestigious” places. Into high level corporate board meetings. VIP events. Seminars and conferences. Corridors of power. Corporate. Executive establishments. Workplaces that ban talking about Jesus! There go the word welcomingly arriving in your pocket. They just know they’ve got tight control. Hahaha. That’s all right. Respect the house rules. They do allow freedom to search the internet. What are you waiting for. Search. For a Bible verse to suit the occasion.

Cannot be caught praying in the workplace? Can’t have a Bible on your desk? Can’t even bow your head in peace? No problem. Impress them. Obey all the house rules. You’ve got your little device. Hold up your electronic attachment! Find Scripture to keep you company. Stay calm. Be submissive and loyal to the house rules. You do know one thing: you’ve got your little gadget. Small, handy and convenient to carry! Packed with power. On your person, day and night, 24 hours 7 days a week. House rules celebrate those folks who know how to work their gadget! Work it, “them” gadgets…work yours. Obey the house rules. Never forget Jesus Christ is triumphant Lord. God wins every round. Cooperate with corporate; they champion technological savvy. Learn your device well. And use it very well. The creature can never outsmart the Creator. God. One is mortal the other immortal. God. One is limited the other infinite. God. All that you would have life more abundant. 
The last time I checked Almighty God is omniscient. Nobody is wiser. Almighty God is omnipotent. 
When it comes down to the matter of your soul and equipping you for abundant life on earth and eternal life in heaven, Jehovah God will stop at nothing! Make use of your gadgets. This is called the “Information Age” right? Right! Right.
If you haven’t yet, download one of the many Bible apps onto your gadget. Today. Now. Ultimately, that's why God gives mankind the knowledge and wisdom to invent things. That make your life complete. Things which uncomplicate your life. May I suggest you read Matthew 11:28-30. I have a feeling you could use a bit of assurance today. Promises of truth from The Word itself.
You are smart enough to get it. Go do. Obey the "eternal house" rules. Do Jesus. Your living…do it for Christ. God bless you, my friend. You, digitally-sophisticated you!

Blessings and peace,
Srvt. Hortense D. Grimes
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Father's Day Greeting

Happy Blessed Father's Day 2017. Real Men Love Jesus and follow the Lord’s way. For the many wonderful deeds you do every day of the year. For the sacrifices you make for your children. For the love you show your wives and daughters. For the reverence you give to the Lord Jesus. For making the effort to be the best man you could be. Here’s wishing all of you fathers, grandfathers, husbands, brothers, sons, uncles, cousins, friends and men of God a blessed HAPPY FATHER’S DAY.

To all the awesome men, Fathers and husbands, sons and brothers, grandfathers and uncles, cousins and friends. Men everywhere! May your loved ones show you just how much you mean to them. Be celebrated and appreciated.

*ESPECIALLY OUR HUSBANDS… the Awesome Men in Our Lives: Women everywhere are saying today, “We Love You.” Happy Father’s Day! We thank you for taking all our attitudes, PMS, crazy days, nagging, confusing crying, impossible demands, everything else, and some more issues. Thank you for the hurt head you always give us because of your regular hard head. Thank you for the pain you cause and those tears you often make us shed. Thank you for pampering us, especially when you have done your worst. Thank you for loving us and making us feel like there’s no one else in the world except us. Thank you for the times we find out that there are others in the world beside us. Thank you for trying hard to get it right, just because you want to make things right. Thank you for caring enough to say, “I’m sorry.” Thank you for not being too proud to fall down on your knees and beg us to spend the rest of our lives with you. Thank you for your heart which always gives us first place. Thank you for the manly sacrifices you make to make us comfortable and secure. Thank you for loving our children knowing they are what we live and could almost die for. Thank you for making us shine. We are women. We come from your rib. We don’t want your place. We just want our place standing beside you. In all the daily ups and downs, know this: You hold our hearts and we’ve got your backs. Happy Father’s Day Husband. From wives everywhere,  we love and cherish you.
* (Writing includes local Liberian jargon)
Blessings and peace,
Srvt. Hortense D. Grimes
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Broken Faith Broken People (repost)

PROPHETIC WORD. Thursday, February 26, 2015.  
The Lord awakened me hours before dawn, with instructions to “take note, write and tell.” The Holy Spirit began ministering about matters within the body of Christ, the Christian Church. It was intense, emotional and solemn; my spirit wept. I was saddened at just how much we are bruising our Lord’s heart. Jesus told me to speak up about such things and not be afraid of anything. The Lord warned me against fear; that I should fear nothing. At the end of almost three hours of teaching, training, and being comforted this humbling experience ended. I could not speak about it for several days. Utilizing a style of writing which I've deemed appropriate for conveying such troubling reality, I am speaking up. In my capacity as servant of the Living God, anointed by Jesus Christ: Please heed the warning.  --Servant Hortense D. Grimes  

One of the biggest problems Christians face is laziness. Disobedient People. We are too lazy to be vigilant. Too lazy to walk with Jesus Christ all the way. Great Sunday morning church worshipers. Always ready to shout, loudly, “God is good … all the time … all the time … God’s been so good to me!” Many have become “just to be counted in the pews” Christians. Disrespectful People. Lazy to pray. Lazy to read the Bible. Lazy to fast. Lazy to stand for Christ. You take your cue from the world while at the same time pretending to criticize the world. Cannot stop worshiping those dollar signs! Take your eyes off materialism. Repent. God’s wealth is primarily for The Lord’s work! Hello. Churches so desperate to become mega, by making Jesus Christ minor. No Prayer fest. No Altar-no altar call. No Revival. Much drama. No Sunday school. No hymn singing. No Scripture readings. Empty theatrics. Constantly bring in new types of “worship” music only to quickly tweak it and make the music sensual. What? No sound biblical teachings. No Lord’s Prayer. No studying the beatitudes. Any wonder why such bad attitudes within the congregation. Ten Commandments? Not a mention. No Doxology. No teachings in chastity, purity, long-suffering. How would we know patience is a virtue. Hello? 

Year after year, not one visible Cross to gaze at during worship. What. Church plus no cross in sight is a church? What! Crusaders for your own causes. Weak preaching. No Hebrews, no Psalm, no Genesis, no Zephaniah, no Job. Not 1st and 2nd Peter. Not even  the Acts. No teaching from John's gospel. No Thessalonians. Well, I guess no Revelations. Lord, I declare! In the beginning was, “The Word … with God … The Word was God!” Imagine Church where there is never mention of sin and repentance. Not a single mention of the Cross, the Crucifixion, or the Resurrection. No reference to resurrection! No talk of Deity. The Trinity. Christian churches with no teachings on cross, crucifixion and resurrection? No talk about The Blood? Some dare say, mention of the Blood is gross. Really? You dare make the Bible irrelevant. Yet, quickly hoard up books written, and promote works, based upon scriptural teachings and biblical principles. Seriously! Talk about contradictions. 

Christians fuss about prayer being taken out of schools and public places, but you never pray with your family on your territory; inside your home. Are you not the decision maker at your house? No prayers said in your homes. Who is stopping you? Besides, is that not the place where your precious children live? Are you serious! Jumping in and out of vehicles all day, without a word of prayer. You claim to be protective of your little ones. Hum. If I may ask, who is the public? Who goes to public places? Is is not you? Are you not part of the public—Let the numbers do the talking. We tolerate every type of ungodliness, and you wonder why the world is plunging into decline. Societies are degenerating, daily, into pits of moral decay, foolish heathen values and social filth. Chaos and calamity stockpile. Everyone is an expert on everything! Few seek godly wisdom from the Lord. Talk about the blind leading the blind. And we wonder why things are as they are. Excuse me. 

Many profess Christianity as your faith, but claim there are many ways to Almighty God. Seriously!? Just where, exactly, do we fit with Jesus Christ? Really. Many are filled with so much hate you cannot see straight. Jesus is all about love. Hello? Is not love the whole point of Jesus death and resurrection—the Cornerstone of the Christian faith! We claim to be Christians, but you live the most secular, careless and reckless lifestyles, void of any examples of Christ. What! Hum. I guess I’d better hush my mouth this morning. Sometimes, it is just impossible to not go there …the foolishness is so plentiful! We’re just recycling and recycling more. Daily. Nonstop nonsense going up all day, in God’s face! And we are followers of Jesus Christ. Really? Repent. What do you take Almighty God for! You forget whose breath you breathe. Hum. 

Christians, get your acts together. There is work to be done while Jesus tarry. Get up from your long slumber. Repent. Pray without ceasing. Do the work the Lord assigned for you. Pray nonstop. Evangelize the world about Jesus Christ. Don’t you hear the other faiths! Why are you disobedient to your God Almighty? Do you see any other beliefs sleeping on their job? Wake up Christian church. The Bible says to watch, fight, and pray. Pray like the warrior you are called to be—Soldiers in the army of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Watch the LORD win the fight. Hallelujah!!! Turn away from ego and self. Naked yourself off vanity and foolish pride. Face Jesus. Tell the world about the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Flex some faith muscles. The most powerful statement on earth is, the words: “In the name of Jesus Christ I command …”

Christian you, I tell you this: One day everybody, those we see and know, ones we don’t see and do not know, will bow to the name of Jesus. Lift up your head. Redemption draws nigh. The time is close. It is almost time for the explosive dramatic drama in the sky. Christ Return. Take a stand now. Time to start wrapping things up. Need help? Jesus Christ is a living force. The name of Jesus is a corrective measure. Prayer in the name of Jesus Christ is a sealant. Amen. Employing the name of Jesus Christ is a game changer. Any day. Wake up, you lazy Christian you. You have overslept. Enough. Now it is time to stay awake. Get up! Repent. And pray. In the name of Jesus Christ. Remember, Jesus plus anything makes up a majority. Majority wins. Trust the might of your God. Make disciples of all nations. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. “... this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." (Acts 1:11). 
Hello ... Church!!!

Children of God Almighty, we have got to do better. The Lord’s eyes are everywhere. Jesus Christ sees all. 

Servant Hortense D. Grimes
Do It For Christ Ministries Int'l.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Find your Faith from Fear

BRAVE PROOF your life. It is quite easy to be sidelined by anxiety. Many people are being consumed by fear. Especially, in such times when evil appears to be on the rise in the world. There are more questions than answers it seem like. Do not allow yourself to be drenched in the perspiration of fear and trepidation. Never doubt the “deliverer power” of Almighty God. There is nothing, absolutely nothing—no foe nor forces, neither a power on earth nor under heaven—that God cannot deliver you from. God Almighty has tremendous, miraculous power to cover and shelter you from anything. God can shield you from everything. Almighty God has authority to speak your deliverance. The Lord God has absolute control of the events of earth. You can be certain God Almighty has not turned over the administration of earth to mankind. God is in control. A merciful, loving, kind, generous and faithful God remains very much in control.

“And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is Jehovah’s Passover For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am Jehovah. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:11-13 Holy Bible ESV).

My friend, do not exist in perpetual despair. Pay attention to God’s way. Trust in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Believe and have confidence in the Lord. Jesus conquered death on the cross and arose from the grave, to give you winning power over all situations. The redemptive power of Christ brings calm and peace. The Lord alone is God. The one true living God alone is able to deliver you. Keep your focus on prayer and faith. The Lord God is enough. Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. What can Christ not do! Guard your precious life. Guide your mind. Find peacefulness and be comforted in the teachings of Scripture.

For no word from God shall be void of power.” (Luke 1:37 ESV)
“Behold, I am Jehovah, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27 ESV)
“And Jesus looking upon them said to them, ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.’” (Matthew 19:26 ESV)

When you find your spirit being uneasy and troubled go to the Lord in prayer. When you are perplexed and need answers seek the Lord’s way in prayer. While you may exhibit intellect and ability, remember Jehovah God is Omniscient. Learn his way. The Lord’s wisdom is infinite. His love for you is ceaseless. You cannot stop Almighty God from loving you. Embrace the love of Christ. Open your heart to receive the gentleness, calming presence of the Holy Spirit.

Make realistic decisions about your life based on what your needs are and your best interest. Never mind what others say and do. Only you can feel the depth of your anxiety and confusion. Reach out and grasp the hand the Lord is holding out for you. In his firm hand grip Jesus has got you fully covered. Life is in his grasp. Do not fret your life away. Free yourself from fear and find your faith place. However prodigal a child you may be, the Father is looking down the road and waiting to see you turn the corner. Your heavenly father will lovingly rush towards you. He will envelop you with his pure love. God’s love will built a hedge of protection around you. In Christ’s love you will find a secure haven. In the love God has for you there is peace. Do not live in fear. Choose to believe Jesus Christ and live in faith and freedom.

The Word of God is ammunition for any raging battle in your life. Believe God’s Word.

Jehovah speaks directly against fear: “After these things the word of Jehovah came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield and they exceeding great reward.” (Genesis 15:1 ESV)
Jesus Christ comforts his disciples against fear: “And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28 ESV)
Paul the apostle encourages the body of believers against fear: “For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7 ESV)

Blessings and peace,
Srvt. Hortense D. Grimes 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

You Are Not Tired You are Alive

This good morning, I bless you with good wishes for your life. Someone called me recently for a heart to heart chat. I was startled to hear them say these words, “…I am so tired. I am just so tired of everything. My life is not making sense…What is there to live for again… I am tired asking God… I am tired of praying...”. I listened carefully to the distress in this person’s voice. I heard the darkness of their cry. Such kind of talk always make me sit upright and blow the whistle, for Jesus to send legions of angels to feed me with right words to reply with, quickly. We began the dialogue; it quickly launched into deep conversation. We prayed. We sang. We ended up having revival on the phone. The devil ceremoniously lost that round, quick.
Something I rarely do is pray on the telephone. I do not attend prayer lines; I do not do prayer-line praying, period. I cannot connect in prayer with multiple people who I cannot all see at the same time, and are not standing face to face with me, in the same room. Before I agree in intercessory prayer with anyone, I have to be certain that your God is the same God as mine. My God is Almighty Jehovah God, Christ the Lord. I must know you are bowing down and saying “Amen” to Jesus Christ alone. I can only tell this if I know of your faith, and you, personally. I can only see someone’s hand clap if I’m in close proximity. Therefore, I remain very strict when it comes to connecting and agreeing in prayer through electronic means and any digital devices.
I made an exception in this case because life was on the line. More importantly, the person had believed and relied on me as almost a desperate resort. Someone was at a critical place in their life. My reaction and counsel would be crucial in helping them escape that place. Both they and I must talk until they see how to and get pass the “I am tired of living” phase. We must watch, fight and pray together until they saw light. It happened. Thank God we got there. They got it.
As a “servant” my responsibility is to serve God first; serve God’s people, next; and serve myself, last. I love it in that order. This Hortense here does not want any of the many titles assigned to ministry work. I just want to be here to serve. I want to be the help (maidservant, houseboy) for God and God’s people. Sometimes the servant just must ask questions. Just for clarity. Do not be offended, Boss, I know you’ve got it all under control. You may answer yourself in your privacy.
My friend, where are you this morning? Just exactly what place are you this morning. You are at what place in your life? As we say in Liberian English, “Where you eh so?”
Contemplate where life has led you at this very moment. Gauge your strength and reply, truthfully, to yourself, exactly where are you at this moment. Today? Where were you yesterday has a big influence on where you will be tomorrow if you do not figure where you are today! So, again, may I ask, “At what place are you this morning?”
Kindly allow me. May I send you to the Mount of Prayer. May I direct your gaze to the Throne of Almighty God. An intercessor of divine majesty is up there sitting at the right hand of God the Father. He was down here on this earth and he knows fully how life can get down here. Jesus Christ your personal person is a prayer away. Call his name. Find his address: it’s called Our Father In Heaven. Don’t wait for him to answer, instead start shouting “Hallowed be Thy Name…”.
I am asking you to pray like your life depends on it. Believe that your life depends on you praying like it does. Your life depends on your prayers. In Jesus Name is all you need to regain the strength for living without you getting tired and depleted. If you are that tired, stop now and pray. Pray to Almighty God in the name of Jesus Christ. Pray for God to bless your life with strength for the life you are blessed to have. Pray my friend. You owe you another day of living large!

Srvt. Hortense D. Grimes
Anointed Servant of the Living God.
Founder, Do It For Christ Ministries

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Housekeeping...Because I Love My Country

GONE FROM PREACHING TO MEDDLING  ~Spiritual Motivation to Quicken your Spirit #ReconcileLiberia  #RaisetheBar  

The unnecessary “gospel of hate” which is termed “Congau/Country divide” will not survive in Liberia. Hatred has done nothing for Liberia. Never mind that this hatred is constantly gift wrapped in beautiful packaging and presented to the vulnerable citizenry, it has no place in this country. Hate did not survive yesterday; neither will it survive today nor tomorrow. Seeds of hate will not germinate. Flowers of hate will not bloom. Plants and shrubs of hate will wither. Trees and greenery of hate will decay. Hate has done absolutely nothing for Liberia. Hate as a commodity must be rejected.

“You didn’t choose me. I choose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. This is my command: Love each other.” (John 15:16-17 Holy Bible NLT)

#ReconcileLiberia  #RaisetheBar ~Spiritual Motivation to Quicken your Spirit
Hatred has destroyed the real Liberia. Hate has caused us to lose our identity. Hate has stolen our culture. Hate ravished our generation. Hatred choked the life out of our way of life. Hate suffocated our lifestyle. Hate dimmed our national light. The Liberian way of living is almost forgotten. Liberia has become a melting pot of confused, missed identity. Hate has done absolutely nothing for Liberia. Hate as a national pastime must be rejected.

"This is my command: Love each other.” (John 15:17 Holy Bible NLT)

#ReconcileLiberia  #RaisetheBar  ~Spiritual Motivation to Quicken your Spirit
No matter what fancy names are given to this ongoing wave of hatred, it will dismantle and deteriorate. Hate has placed Liberia permanently, it seem, at the bottom of the social ladder of nations. Hate has caused massive intellectual disability. In today Liberia, a staggering two-thirds of the population is illiterate. Hate has stenched our political atmosphere. Hate has polluted our landscape. Hate has dismantled our infrastructure. So much hate is being spewed out daily in the name of “Country/Congau” divide. The spewers cannot tell that they are the very ones being fleeced by these propagators of the hate gospel. Hate has done absolutely nothing for Liberia. My friend, if you care one ounce about your Liberian heritage, you must work towards eliminating hatred in whatever way you can. Hate must be rejected in the Republic of Liberia.

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense Grimes

Ms. Hortense D. Grimes, a Servant of the living God, was called and anointed by Jesus Christ and sent to establish a global spiritual motivation ministry. Do It For Christ Ministries—helping hurting people help themselves—proclaiming the Word of God and encouraging spiritual rehabilitation in Jesus Christ. 

*Writing includes local Liberian vernacular

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Prayer Moves God's Hand...Fasting Lifts His Arms

IF YOU can … Take a Three-Day fast from today Wednesday through Good Friday. Here are several options.
Three-Hours (9:00 am-12:00 noon; 12:00 pm-3:00 pm)
Half Day (6:00 am-12:00 noon; 12:00 noon-6:00 pm)
Full Day (6:00 am-6:00 pm)
If you cannot do daytime, try nighttime fasting.
Full Night (6:00 pm-9:00 am next day) or (8:00 pm-12:00 next day)

My friend, it is known that PRAYER moves the Hand of God. I always go further and say Fasting lifts His arms. There are some things in your life that will not budge until you pray it away and out of your space. A real sacrifice must cost you something. It must discomfort you in some way. The sacrifice of The Cross costs God everything. In return mankind received everything. Everything!!!
Are you comfortable with your spaces… Your personal space? Your children/husband/family space? Your professional space? Your mental and psychological space? Your wallet space? Your spiritual space? Your emotional space? Your health and aging space? Your soon to be retirement space? Are you satisfied with your spaces and the sometimes invaders of those spaces? My friend…

Some things will not budge out of your space until YOU PRAY it away. Until YOU PRAY and YOU FAST it away. With God every little effort is noticed, and it counts towards you favorably. Our patriarch of the faith Father Abraham trusted God and it was accounted to him for righteousness. TRUST the Lord enough to fast for Jesus.  I love you, my friend, with a sisterly love.
Happy Solemn Wednesday of Holy Week. 

Blessings and peace,
servant Hortense D. Grimes
Do It For Christ Ministries

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Last Words of Jesus on The Cross

The Last words spoken by Jesus Christ as our Lord hung on the Cross at Calvary.

1st (First) Word of The Cross
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
 Scripture Reference: Luke 23:32-37
“And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’ And they cast lots to divide his garments. And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, ‘He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One! The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying, ‘If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!’”

2nd (Second) Word of The Cross
"Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
 Scripture Reference: Luke 23:39-43
“One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, ‘Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!’ But the other rebuked him, saying, ‘Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.’ And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

 3rd (Third) Word of The Cross
Woman, behold, your son! … Behold, your mother!
 Scripture Reference: John 19:23-27
“When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, so they said to one another, ‘Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.’ This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, ‘They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they casts lots.’ So the soldiers did these things, but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdelene. When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.”

4th (Fourth) Word of The Cross
“Eloi, Eloi, lema Sabachthani?”
(Translated: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”)
 Scripture Reference: Mark 15:33-36
“And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lema Sabachthani?’ which means, ‘My God my God why have you forsaken me?’ And some of the bystanders hearing it said, behold he is calling Elijah. And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.”

5th (Fifth) Word of The Cross
“I Thirst.”
Scripture Reference: John 19:29
“After this, Jesus knowing that all was now finished said (to fulfill the Scripture), ‘I Thirst’.”

6th (Sixth) Word of the Cross. 
“It is Finished.”
Scripture Reference: John 19:30
“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, ‘It is finished,’ and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”

7th (Seventh) Word of The Cross
“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”
Scripture Reference: Luke 23:44-49
“It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud said, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ And having said this, he breathed his last. Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, ‘Certainly, this man was innocent!’ And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things.”

What YOU can do today. Recognize you are a sinner and need for Jesus to cleanse your life. Bow your head in acknowledgement of God's plan for your salvation. Pray to Almighty God in the name of Jesus Christ: Accept that Jesus is the son of God. Believe that Christ came and died for your sins. Confess your need for a savior. Ask Jesus Christ to come into your life and become your Lord and Savior. Get a Holy Bible. Begin a relationship with Jesus Christ, buttressed by prayer and guidance by the Holy Spirit. Live your life for the Glory of Almighty God. Do It For Christ.  

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense D. Grimes
Founder, Do It For Christ Ministries

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