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True Forgiveness! 

Have you ever tried to forgive someone and found you simply couldn't do it?

You've cried about it and

- prayed about it and

- asked God to help you.

But those old feelings of resentment just failed to go away.

 

Put an end to those kinds of failures in the future-

- by basing your forgiveness on faith rather than feelings.

 

True forgiveness doesn't have anything at all to do with how you feel.

It's an act of the will. It is based on obedience to God and on faith in Him.

 

That means once you've forgiven a person-

- you need to consider him permanently forgiven! When old feelings rise up within you and

 

Satan tries to convince you that you haven't really forgiven, resist him.

Say, "No, I've already forgiven that person by faith. I refuse to dwell on those old feelings."

 

Then, according to 1 John 1:9-

Believe that you receive forgiveness and cleansing from the sin of unforgiveness and from all unrighteousness associated with it including any remembrance of having been wronged!

 

Have you ever heard anyone say, "I may forgive, but I'll never forget!"

That's a second-rate kind of forgiveness-

- that you, as a believer, are never supposed to settle for.

You're to forgive supernaturally "even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." Eph. 4:32.

 

You're to forgive as God forgives.

To release that person from guilt permanently and unconditionally and to operate as if nothing bad ever happened between you.

You're to purposely forget as well as forgive.

 

As you do that-

- something supernatural will happen within you.

The pain once caused by that incident will disappear.

The power of God will wash away the effects of it.

And you'll be able to leave it behind you once and for all.

 

Don't become an emotional bookkeeper-

- keeping careful accounts of the wrongs you have suffered.

 

Learn to forgive and forget.

It will open a whole new world of blessing for you.

"Love...is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it pays no

attention to a suffered wrong." 1 Corinthians 13:5.

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Homeless Veterans 


Research Proposal


by


Dean Shinaver


on


April 05, 2009






This research proposal is a requirement of Amridge University to fulfill this course, Research and Evaluation (RS6539A), Dr. James F Crabtree, Spring 2009 of Mater degree in Divinity .




RESEARCH PROPOSAL

  1. Research Topic


A. This paper explores the issue of homelessness among US veterans. In particular, I focus the number of homeless veterans and how to use the services available to them through the US government and the Veterans Administration. The paper lists several of the factors the research found that may determine if veterans seek help. I have concludes that these studies highlight the need for effective social services in local areas for veterans. The research topic I have chosen is Homeless veteran in the United States of America. I am an Iraq veteran who served in Iraq in 2005. This research paper is required for that class of Research and Evaluation (RS6539A) of Spring 2009. The professor is Dr. James F Crabtree. I have chosen to write about the Homeless veteran, which occurred since World War I, because it interests me. My father is a Vietnam veteran. I was ultimately shocked that the United States has a lot of homeless veteran who we called “Heroes” - I was also upset that we are not really paying much attention to our heroes who served our nations and fought for our freedom. So, I did a small research paper on how the government help and support homeless veteran and veteran families. I feel it is very important for all Americans to know about what our "free" country did and why it was done to support our veterans. I think there is no reason at all to forget about this tremendous mistake our country made in every wars that occurred and not paying much attention to our heroes.

B. This topic is appropriate for Writing 123 because it is informative to me and my readers. I have previously researched about this topic, but I would like to perform more in-depth, quality, college-level research and learn more about the complete situation. I feel that this will be a challenge and I will learn a wealth of information. Also, there is a wealth of information. Therefore, I can do an in-depth research of the topic using many kinds of sources, and draw logical conclusions as well as fulfill the requirements satisfactorily for this course.

C. The documentation system I have chosen is Quantitative Research. My topic's subject matter is quantitative and historical background of veterans who fought for our country.

II. Leading Research Question and Hypothesis

A. The leading research Question that I propose to pursue is: Was our government help, support our veterans, homeless veterans, and their families? Was our veterans know how to access to the facilities such as the VA and other organization that support veterans?

B. My working hypothesis (I propose) is that the homeless veteran since World War I, World War II, Cold War, Vietnam War and Iraq War have taken care by our government. The result was base on my research- we have a lot of number of homeless veterans.

III. Research Strategy

A. What do I need to find out through research?


Approximately 40% of homeless men are veterans, although veterans comprise only 34% of the

general adult male population. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates that on

any given night, 200,000 veterans are homeless, and 400,000 veterans will experience

homelessness during the course of a year (National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 2006). 97%

of those homeless veterans will be male (Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008). The National

Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients reports that veterans account for 23% of

all homeless people in America (U.S. Inter agency Council on Homelessness and the Urban

Institute, 1999).

Despite the over representation of veterans in the homeless population, homelessness among

veterans is not clearly related to combat military experience. Rather, studies show that homeless

veterans appear less likely to have served in combat than housed veteran.

Similarly, despite the widespread perception that Vietnam-era veterans constitute the majority of

homeless veterans, research indicates that the veterans who are at greatest risk of homelessness

are those who served during the late Vietnam and post-Vietnam era. These

veterans had little exposure to combat, but appear to have increased rates of mental illness and

addiction disorders, possibly due to recruitment patterns. Faced with a lack of affordable

housing, declining job opportunities, and stagnating wages, people with these disabilities are more vulnerable to homelessness. About one-third of the adult homeless population have served their country in the Armed Services. Current population estimates suggest that about 154,000 veterans (male and female) are homeless on any given night and perhaps twice as many experience homelessness at some point during the course of a year. Many other veterans are considered near homeless or at risk because of their poverty, lack of support from family and friends, and dismal living conditions in cheap hotels or in overcrowded or substandard housing.

Right now, the number of homeless male and female Vietnam era veterans is greater than the number of service persons who died during that war -- and a small number of Desert Storm veterans are also appearing in the homeless population. Although many homeless veterans served in combat in Vietnam and suffer from PTSD, at this time, epidemiologic studies do not suggest that there is a causal connection between military service, service in Vietnam, or exposure to combat and homelessness among veterans. Family background, access to support from family and friends, and various personal characteristics (rather than military service) seem to be the stronger indicators of risk of homelessness.

Almost all homeless veterans are male (about three percent are women), the vast majority are single, and most come from poor, disadvantaged backgrounds. Homeless veterans tend to be older and more educated than homeless non-veterans. But similar to the general population of homeless adult males, about 45% of homeless veterans suffer from mental illness and (with considerable overlap) slightly more than 70% suffer from alcohol or other drug abuse problems. Roughly 56% are African American or Hispanic.


We analyzed data from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Census Bureau to examine homelessness and severe housing cost burden among veterans. This report includes the following findings:

  • In 2006, approximately 195,827 veterans were homeless on a given night—an increase of 0.8 percent from 194,254 in 2005. More veterans experience homeless over the course of the year. We estimate that 336,627 were homeless in 2006.

  • Veterans make up a disproportionate share of homeless people. They represent roughly 26 percent of homeless people, but only 11 percent of the civilian population 18 years and older. This is true despite the fact that veterans are better educated, more likely to be employed, and have a lower poverty rate than the general population.

  • A number of states, including Louisiana and California, had high rates of homeless veterans. In addition, the District of Columbia had a high rate of homelessness among veterans with approximately 7.5 percent of veterans experiencing homelessness.

  • We estimate that in 2005 approximately 44,000 to 64,000 veterans were chronically homeless (i.e., homeless for long periods or repeatedly and with a disability).


B. Why we have a lot of homeless in the United States of America.

Lack of affordable housing is the primary driver of homelessness. The 23.4 million U.S. veterans generally do not have trouble affording housing costs; veterans have high rates of home ownership and appear generally well housed. However, there is a subset of veterans who have severe housing cost burden.

  • We estimate that nearly half a million (467,877) veterans were severely rent burdened and were paying more than 50 percent of their income for rent.

  • More than half (55 percent) of veterans with severe housing cost burden fell below the poverty level and 43 percent were receiving foods stamps.

  • Rhode Island, California, Nevada, and Hawaii were the states with the highest percentage of veterans with severe housing cost burden. The District of Columbia had the highest rate, with 6.4 percent of veterans paying more than 50 percent of their income toward rent.

  • Female veterans, those with a disability, and unmarried or separated veterans were more likely to experience severe housing cost burden. There are also differences by period of service, with those serving during the Korean War and WWII more likely to have severe housing cost burden.

  • We estimate that approximately 89,553 to 467,877 veterans were at risk of homelessness. At risk is defined as being below the poverty level and paying more than 50 percent of household income on rent. It also includes households with a member who has a disability, a person living alone, and those who are not in the labor force.


These findings highlight the need to expand homeless prevention and affordable housing programs targeted at veterans. Further the findings demonstrate that ending homelessness among veterans is a vital mission that requires the immediate attention of policymakers.


3. DEMOGRAPHICS

Homeless veterans are more likely to be white, better educated, and previously or currently

married than homeless non-veterans.

Female homeless veterans represent an estimated 3% of homeless veterans. They are more likely

than male homeless veterans to be married and to suffer serious psychiatric illness, but less likely

to be employed and to suffer from addiction disorders. Comparisons of homeless female veterans

and other homeless women have found no differences in rates of mental illness or addictions.

Minorities are overrepresented among homeless veterans (56% are African-American or

Hispanic), just as they are among the homeless population in general. However, there is some

evidence that veteran status reduces vulnerability to homelessness among Black Americans.

Black non-veterans are 2.9 times more likely to be homeless than white non-veterans. Black

veterans, on the other hand, are 1.4 times more likely to be homeless than white veterans. The reduced risk of homelessness among Black American veterans is most

likely the result of educational and other benefits to which veterans are entitled, and thereby

provides indirect evidence of the ability of government assistance to reduce homelessness.

According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), the majority of homeless

veterans are single, and most come from poor, disadvantaged communities. 45% suffer from

mental illness, and half have substance abuse problems.


4. PROGRAMS AND POLICY ISSUES

The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) administers a number of programs for homeless

veterans: the Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans program (DCHV) and the Health Care for

Homeless Veterans program (HCHV) are two of the oldest. Both programs provide outreach,

psychosocial assessments, referrals, residential treatments, and follow-up case management to

homeless veterans. Past evaluations have found that these programs significantly improve

homeless veterans' housing, psychiatric status, employment, and access to health services

(Friesman et al., 1996; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 1995). In addition, the VA has

initiated several new programs for homeless veterans and has expanded partnerships with public,

private, and non-profit organizations to expand the range of services for homeless veterans (U.S.

Department of Veterans Affairs, 1997).

The Grant and Per Diem program is offered annually (as funding permits) by the VA to fund

community-based agencies (up to 65% of a given project) providing transitional housing or

service centers for homeless veterans.

A. Veterans Industries -

In VA's Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residence (CWT/TR) Program,

disadvantaged, at-risk, and homeless veterans live in supervised group homes while working for

pay in VA's Compensated Work Therapy Program (also known as Veterans Industries). Veterans

in the CWT/TR program work about 33 hours per week, with approximate earnings of $732 per

month, and pay an average of $186 per month toward maintenance and up-keep of the residence.

The average length of stay is about 174 days. VA contracts with private industry and the public

sector for work done by these veterans, who learn new job skills, relearn successful work habits,

and regain a sense of self-esteem and self-worth.

B. Supported Housing -

Like the HUD-VASH program, staff in VA's Supported Housing Program provides ongoing case

management services to homeless veterans. Emphasis is placed on helping veterans find

permanent housing and providing clinical support needed to keep veterans in permanent housing.

Staff in these programs operate without benefit of the specially dedicated Section 8 housing

vouchers available in the HUD-VASH program but are often successful in locating transitional

or permanent housing through local means, especially by collaborating with Veterans Service

C. Organizations.

In addition, the VA extends loans, funds Veterans Benefits Counselors, and operates drop-in

centers where veterans can clean up and receive therapeutic treatment during the day.

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates that the VA serves about 25% of

veterans in need – a figure that would leave approximately 300,000 veterans each year to seek

assistance from local government agencies and voluntary organizations.

In 1995, the VA conducted a national survey of VA homeless programs and community

organizations to identify needs of homeless veterans. The survey found that long-term permanent

housing, dental care, eye care, and childcare were the greatest unmet needs of homeless veterans

(U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 1995). Similarly, participants in a National Summit on

Homelessness Among Veterans sponsored by the VA identified the top priority areas as jobs,

preventing homelessness, housing, and substance abuse/mental health treatment (U.S.

Department of Veterans Affairs, 1997).

In general, the needs of homeless veterans do not differ from those of other homeless people.

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans suggests the most effective programs are

community-based, nonprofit, "veterans helping veterans" groups” (NCHV “Background and

Statistics”). However there is some evidence that programs which recognize and acknowledge

veteran experience may be more successful in helping homeless veterans transition into stable

housing. Until serious efforts are made to address the underlying causes of homelessness,

including inadequate wages, lack of affordable housing, and lack of accessible, affordable health

care, the tragedy of homelessness among both veterans and non-veterans will continue to plague

American communities.


  1. Key answers/ideas gained on topic:

    I know that the homeless veterans is a very good topic for my research paper. I have done a lot of on line research by using different website information. The types of primary sources that I plan on using are magazines, journals, books, and on line books. I have found some magazines and journals that give personal accounts of how many homeless veterans in the United States of America, and how can they get help from the government. One such magazine, called the Booklist, has an article in it titled "Helping homeless veterans." When I write my research paper on this topic, I found some books and website that really helpful to my research paper. They are very simple to access and understand. They give me very accurate update on homeless veterans, and the information that really support my papers. It is very helpful. I also get my information through electronic books through Amridge University website. I have borrowed some books from Litchfield Park library to support my papers as well. The secondary sources that I plan on consulting are newspapers, magazines, books, and perhaps videos on homeless veterans.

I have found that there are numerous books written about the homeless veterans and a lot of website that can give me the information on homeless veterans.


6. Research Question and Working Hypothesis

(a) My research topic is: Homelessness veterans in our society, community. The increasing number of homeless veterans is a community problem in the United States: As a community, how can we address this problem?

(b) Working hypothesis: This is a problem not small, but in large. It is a problem that must be addressed as a community to have a working, caring system to provide for the veterans who are homeless. This involves having a community home to provide for these homeless individuals, having a foster care system that supplements a community home and having people receiving these services be treated with “respect, dignity and without labeling or discrimination of any type”.

3. Research Strategy Description

(a) What do I need to discover in my research?

Assumptions

In the US you see many homeless people. A lot of them are veterans who is mentally ill, who has been in a war zone. These veterans can not fit in any social. They can not fit in their families. They have many symptoms after they got back from a war zone.

Research Questions

Is our mental health system adequate? What services are provided in the Untied States for veterans? Why are the veteran who is mentally ill homeless? What services are needed in the United States of America?

Assumptions

There is a different approach for the care of the veteran who is mentally ill in the United States. We do not want to see a person sleeping on the street there. We will try our best to have a successful way to care for the homeless veteran and veteran who is mentally ill.

Research Questions



7. Most Often Asked Questions Concerning Homeless Veterans

A. Who are homeless veterans?

The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says the nation's homeless veterans are mostly males (4 % are females). The vast majority are single, most come from poor, disadvantaged communities, 45% suffer from mental illness, and half have substance abuse problems. America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom, or the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Forty-seven percent of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam Era. More than 67% served our country for at least three years and 33% were stationed in a war zone.

B. How many homeless veterans are there?

Although accurate numbers are impossible to come by -- no one keeps national records on homeless veterans -- the VA estimates that 154,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. And approximately twice that many experience homelessness over the course of a year. Conservatively, one out of every three homeless men who is sleeping in a doorway, alley or box in our cities and rural communities has put on a uniform and served this country. According to the National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients (U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Urban Institute, 1999), veterans account for 23% of all homeless people in America.

C. Why are veterans homeless?

In addition to the complex set of factors affecting all homelessness -- extreme shortage of affordable housing, livable income, and access to health care -- a large number of displaced and at-risk veterans live with lingering effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and substance abuse, compounded by a lack of family and social support networks.

A top priority is secure, safe, clean housing that offers a supportive environment which is free of drugs and alcohol.

While "most homeless people are single, unaffiliated men … most housing money in existing federal homelessness programs, in contrast, is devoted to helping homeless families or homeless women with dependant children," according to "Is Homelessness a Housing Problem?" in Understanding Homelessness: New Policy and Research Perspectives, published by Fannie Mae Foundation in 1997.

D. Doesn’t the Department of Veterans Affairs take care of homeless veterans?

To a certain degree, yes. According to the VA, in the years since it "began responding to the special needs of homeless veterans, its homeless treatment and assistance network has developed into the nation’s largest provider of homeless services, serving more than 100,000 veterans annually."

With an estimated 300,000 veterans homeless at some time during the year, the VA reaches 33% of those in need ... leaving 200,000 veterans who must seek assistance from local government agencies and service organizations in their communities.

Since 1987, VA’s programs for homeless veterans have emphasized collaboration with community service providers to help expand services to more veterans in crisis. This partnership is credited with reducing the number of homeless veterans on any given day by nearly 25% over the last six years. For more information about VA homeless veteran programs, go to www.va.gov/homeless/.

E. What services do veterans need?

Veterans need a coordinated effort that provides secure housing and nutritional meals; essential physical health care, substance abuse aftercare and mental health counseling; and personal development and empowerment. Veterans also need job assessment, training and placement assistance.

NCHV strongly believes that all programs to assist homeless veterans must focus on helping veterans reach the point where they can obtain and sustain employment.

F. What seems to work best?

The most effective programs for homeless and at-risk veterans are community-based, nonprofit, "veterans helping veterans" groups. Programs that seem to work best feature transitional housing with the camaraderie of living in structured, substance-free environments with fellow veterans who are succeeding at bettering themselves. Because government money for homeless veterans is currently limited and serves only one in 10 of those in need, it is critical that community groups reach out to help provide the support, resources and opportunities most Americans take for granted: housing, employment and health care.

There are about 250 community-based veteran organizations across the country that have demonstrated impressive success reaching homeless veterans. These groups are most successful when they work in collaboration with federal, state and local government agencies, other homeless providers, and veteran service organizations. Veterans who participate in these programs have a higher chance of becoming tax-paying, productive citizens again.

G. What can you do?

  • Determine the need in your community. Visit with homeless veteran providers. Contact your local mayor’s office for a list of providers.

  • Involve others. If you are not already part of an organization, pull together a few people who might be interested in attacking this issue.

  • Participate in local homeless coalitions. Chances are there is one in your community. If not, this may be the time to start bringing people together around this critical need.

  • Send a financial donation to your local homeless veteran provider.

  • Contact your elected officials, and discuss what is being done in your community for homeless veterans.

    8. Veteran Specific Highlights:
    23% of homeless population are veterans
    33% of male homeless population are veterans
    47% Vietnam Era
    17% post Vietnam
    15% pre Vietnam
    67% served three or more years
    33% stationed in war zone
    25% have used VA Homeless Services
    85% completed high school/GED compared to 56% of non-veterans
    89% received Honorable Discharge
    79% reside in central cities
    16% reside in suburban areas
    5% reside in rural areas
    76% experience alcohol, drug, or mental health problems
    46% white males compared to 34% non-veterans
    46% age 45 or older compared to 20% non-veterans
    Service needs:
    45% help finding job
    37% finding housing


References:

Jim Hall. DAV Department of Indiana Sponsors 25th Stand Down for homeless veterans.(Disabled American Veterans, free meals provided to homeless peoples): An article from: DAV Magazine. DAV Magazine (Magazine/Journal), March 1, 2004.


Edward Tick. War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation's Veterans from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Quest Books; 1 edition (November 25, 2005).


Maxine Hong Kingston. Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace. Koa Books; 1 edition (September 28, 2006).


John Mulligan. Shopping Cart Soldiers. Touchstone; 1st Scribner Pbk. Fiction Ed edition (October 1, 1994).


Karl D. Keen. Homeless. PublishAmerica (July 14, 2003).


Unite States. Homeless Assistance Programs for Veterans: Implementation of Public Law 107-95, the Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Assistance Act of 2001, and Status. Government Printing Office (January 2005).



Gale Reference Team. Homeless Veterans Programs: Bed Capacity, Service, and Communication Gaps Challenge the Grant and Per Diem Program.: An article from: General Accounting Office Reports & Testimony. General Accounting Office Reports & Testimony (Report). January 1, 2008.



United States. Pending health legislation, including the Heather French Henry Homeless Veterans Assistance Act: Hearing before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United ... first session, July 19, 2001. the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [Congressional Sales Office] (2002).


Committee on Veterans Affairs U.S. House of Representatives. Homeless Assistance Programs for Veterans--Implementation of P.L. 107-95, the Ho. GPO, Washington, DC (2005).



Gale Reference Team. Helping homeless vets.(Editorials)(Program offers willing veterans a way out)(Editorial): An article from: The Register-Guard (Eugene). The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) (Newspaper). November 15, 2006.


William Breakey. Mentally Ill and Homeless: Special Programs for Special Needs (Chronic Mental Illness). Psychology Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1998)


I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN, AND I'M PROUD TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS, DEFEND MY COUNTRY, AND HONOR THE AMERICAN FLAG! Pastor Dean does not work for any church or organization! He's just your average American Citizen who Love's Freedom.

SUPPORT OUR VETERANS, AFTER ALL THEY WERE THERE WHEN YOU NEEDED THEM! PASTOR DEAN IN IRAQ

Let's not forget the blood that was shed for this great nation. Let's not forget the men and women that have died and made the sacrifice so we can have the freedom to love, to worship, and to excercise our faith.FlyHigh Ministries salutes all the soldiers who have made such a sacrifice. Let's not forget the Sacrifice that Jesus made on the Cross that allowed us to have fellowship with the Father.

1John 4:9-10 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we love God, but that He love us and sent His Son as an atoning Sacrifice for our sins.

Declaring His Promises 

DECLARING HIS PROMISES:

Ex 23:27 I will send My terror before you and will

throw into confusion all the people to whom you shall

come, and I will make all your foes turn from you [in

flight].

Deut 20:4 For the LORD your God is the one who goes

with you to fight for you against your enemies to give

you victory."

Deut 28:7 "The LORD will cause your enemies who rise

against you to be defeated before your face; they

shall come out against you one way and flee before you

seven ways.

Deut 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge and

dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting

arms; He drove the enemy before you and thrust them

out, saying, Destroy!

Isa 42:13-17 The LORD will march out like a mighty

man, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a

shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph

over his enemies. 14 "For a long time I have kept

silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But

now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and

pant. 15 I will lay waste the mountains and hills and

dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into

islands and dry up the pools. 16 I will lead the blind

by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I

will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light

before them and make the rough places smooth. These

are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. 17

But those who trust in idols, who say to images, 'You

are our gods,' will be turned back in utter shame.

Isa 54:17 But no weapon that is formed against you

shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise

against you in judgment you shall show to be in the

wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph

over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of

the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord

is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the

vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that

which I impart to them as their justification], says

the Lord.

Isa 65:24 And it shall be that before they call I

will answer; and while they are yet speaking I will

hear. [Isa 30:19; 58:9; Matt 6:8.]

Luke 1:37,45 For with God nothing is ever impossible

and no word from God shall be without power or

impossible of fulfillment.

...And blessed (happy, to be envied) is she who

believed that there would be a fulfillment of the

things that were spoken to her from the Lord.

John 15:7-8 If you live in Me [abide vitally united

to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live

in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be

done for you. When you bear (produce) much fruit, My

Father is honored and glorified, and you show and

prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.

1 Cor 15:25-28 For [Christ] must be King and reign

until He has put all [His] enemies under His feet. [Ps

110:1.] 26 The last enemy to be subdued and

abolished is death. 27 For He [ the Father] has put

all things in subjection under His [Christ's] feet.

But when it says, All things are put in subjection

[under Him], it is evident that He [Himself] is

excepted Who does the subjecting of all things to Him.

[Ps 8:6.] 28 However, when everything is subjected to

Him, then the Son Himself will also subject Himself to

[the Father] Who put all things under Him, so that God

may be all in all [be everything to everyone, supreme,

the indwelling and controlling factor of life].

1 Cor 15:54-57 And when this perishable puts on the

imperishable and this that was capable of dying puts

on freedom from death, then shall be fulfilled the

Scripture that says, Death is swallowed up (utterly

vanquished forever) in and unto victory. [Isa 25:8.]

55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is

your sting? [Hos 13:14.] 56 Now sin is the sting of

death, and sin exercises its power [upon the soul]

through [the abuse of] the Law. 57 But thanks be to

God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors]

through our Lord Jesus Christ.

DECLARING HIS POWER....

Rom 4:19-20 He did not weaken in faith when he

considered the [utter] impotence of his own body,

which was as good as dead because he was about a

hundred years old, or [when he considered] the

barrenness of Sarah's [deadened] womb. [Gen 17:17;

18:11.]

20 No unbelief or distrust made him waver

(doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God,

but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he

gave praise and glory to God,

Ex 15:6-10

6 "Your right hand, O LORD, has become glorious in

power; Your right hand, O LORD, has dashed the enemy

in pieces. 7 And in the greatness of Your excellence

You have overthrown those who rose against You; You

sent forth Your wrath; It consumed them like stubble.

8 And with the blast of Your nostrils The waters were

gathered together; The floods stood upright like a

heap; The depths congealed in the heart of the sea. 9

The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I

will divide the spoil; My desire shall be satisfied on

them. I will draw my sword, My hand shall destroy

them.'

10 You blew with Your wind, The sea covered them; They

sank like lead in the mighty waters.

Deut 26:8 And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt

with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm, and

with great (awesome) power and with signs and with

wonders;

Ps 106:9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it dried

up; so He led them through the depths as through a

pasture land. [Ex 14:21.]

Isa 40:25-26 "To whom then will you liken Me, Or to

whom shall I be equal?" says the Holy One. 26 Lift up

your eyes on high, And see who has created these

things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls

them all by name, By the greatness of His might And

the strength of His power; Not one is missing.

Isa 40:28-31 Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends

of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary.His

understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to

the weak, And to those who have no might He increases

strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,

And the young men shall utterly fall, 31 But those

who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They

shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run

and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Isa 44:24-26 [Judah Will Be Restored ]

Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, And He who formed

you from the womb:"I am the LORD, who makes all

things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who

spreads abroad the earth by Myself;

25 Who frustrates the signs of the babblers, And

drives diviners mad; Who turns wise men backward, And

makes their knowledge foolishness;

26 Who confirms the word of His servant, And

performs the counsel of His messengers; Who says to

Jerusalem, 'You shall be inhabited,' To the cities of

Judah, 'You shall be built,' And I will raise up her

waste places;

Eph 1:17-22 [For I always pray to] the God of our

Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may

grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of

insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and

intimate] knowledge of Him, 18 By having the eyes of

your heart flooded with light, so that you can know

and understand the hope to which He has called you,

and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints

(His set-apart ones), 19 And [so that you can know

and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited

and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us

who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His

mighty strength,

20 Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from

the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the

heavenly [places],

21 Far above all rule and authority and power and

dominion and every name that is named [above every

title that can be conferred], not only in this age and

in this world, but also in the age and the world which

are to come. 22 And He has put all things under His

feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme

Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout

the church], [Ps 8:6.]

Col 2:12-15 And you, being dead in your trespasses

and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made

alive together with Him, having forgiven you all

trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of

requirements that was against us, which was contrary

to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having

nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed

principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle

of them, triumphing over them in it.

Rev 1:16-19 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet

as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to

me, "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.

18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am

alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades

and of Death.

 WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN
 WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN'T
 YOUR RIGHT!
GOD SENT US A SAVIOUR 

IF OUR GREATEST NEED HAD BEEN INFORMATION

GOD WOULD HAVE SENT US AN EDUCATOR

IF OUR GREATEST NEED HAD BEEN TECHNOLOGY

GOD WOULD HAVE SENT US AN SCIENTIST

IF OUR GREATEST NEED HAD BEEN MONEY

GOD WOULD HAVE SENT US AN ECONOMIST

IF OUR GREATEST NEED HAD BEEN PLEASURE

GOD WOULD HAVE SENT US AN ENTERTAINER

BUT OUR GREATEST NEED WAS FORGIVENESS,

SO GOD SENT US A SAVIOUR(JESUS CHRIST)