Inclement Weather. 

There are not many things these days that slow mankind down. In fact, if it wasn’t for inclement weather and tragedy, I personally would never take time to be reverend and still for God.  

We all had plans this evening, yet God and the weather had other plans. A simple reminder why we were the last thing God created. Lol

But like the scripture states, “the last will be first and the first will be last.” (Mt 20:16)

A scripture not so much about what is right or what is wrong, but a message of order and God’s presence in all things.  

“The last will be first and the first last” is a metaphor of what a “circle” is. A symbol of faith and stepping into God’s eternal rest.

Let us be confident that regardless where feel we are at in life, always know that as long as we do our best to keep God first, He will always be with us regardless if we are first or last in anything because He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.  

In the name of Jesus Christ,


Brotherly Love, 

Ray Evangelista

The Creative Mind Has No Fear. 

“Creativity is about doing something different with purpose. If we fear change it is simply because we lack creativity which is the product of a lack of inspiration.” – MMA

In other words, fear and creativity cannot co-exist. There cannot be fear in the creative mind because the creative mind has no boundaries.

1 John 4:18 NIV 

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”

“Creativity” is a defining characteristic of the “Creator”. And when we are dwelling in the “creative” mind, where faith, hope and love reside, the “right” side, there is no fear because fear and creativity cannot co-exist.

Satan cannot “create”, he can only pervert what was already created. 

This is what the scripture defines as mankind being made in the “image of God”.   

Out of all creation, humans are the only species that will change something solely because we just want to without reason. 

Brotherly love, 

Ray Evangelista.  

The “Order” of Healing.

57-1222The Great Shining Light

“When you said, “Mountain, be moved,” and it still stands there, you say, “Well, it didn’t happen”? Oh, it did happen. When you said, “Mountain, move,” maybe one little significant grain of sand turned loose, out of the hundreds of billions and billions of tons. One little grain moved, but it’s begin to take place. Hold that faith and watch that mountain disappear. Certainly. 
Thou shall say in thy heart, “Disease, move from my child. Disease, move from my body, in the Name of the Lord Jesus,” and don’t doubt. Right there the good germs take on a new armor and a new weapon, and the enemy begins to back up. He is defeated because Christ, in the drinking of His myrrh at Calvary, defeated the devil and every one of his powers.” – Rev. W.Branham

There was a time pre-Calvary, OLD Testament, where Jesus addressed the external anomalies of people before the internal.  

Maybe Jesus did this in hope that it would find its way into their heart, or maybe to prove a point that no matter how good you are to someone externally, we cannot address each other’s sin from the outside.  

Either way, where were all those who Jesus was “good” to?

John 20:30 NET

“Now Jesus performed many other miraculous signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not recorded in this book.”

John 21:25 NIV

“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”

So where were all of these people whom Jesus healed, and even raised from the dead?  Where were the “multitudes” that would come and hear Him teach?  Where were they when we were given the choice to free the Son of God or a murderer? 
We exercised our free will and we made the wrong choice again.  Two trees in Eden, two prisoners Jerusalem.  Once again we took knowledge before faith.  

So defeating Satan begins with this repentance in the New Testament.

To truly understand that God has an obligation first in addressing our hearts before any external circumstance.  To address the anomalies in our hearts before the anomalies in our lives. 

Matthew 23:26 NIV

“Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.”

Luke 11:39 NIV

“Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.”

In the name of our Lord and risen savior Jesus Christ,  amen.  

Brotherly love, 

Ray Evangelista

A Mother’s Day Message. 

Genesis 3:20 NIV

“Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.”

We have read the story of Adam and Eve many times, but when we can take a moment and be reverend, we allow the Holy Spirit to speak to us beyond what is written. And one day, our hope is that what is written will become spoken and revealed in our flesh.

Just found it humbling to know that God not only allowed Adam to give names to His creation, but God also allowed Adam to give Eve her name. 

And this simple wisdom is that every “name” has a meaning. Eve’s name has a significant meaning that Adam wanted us to remember even long after they were gone. 

Every “name” that Adam gave to God’s creation, I believe had an intimate meaning to him that was a reminder of God’s love. 

Now when mankind fell, we LOST the connection to all these meanings that Adam gave. 

By God’s grace, Jesus came to RESTORE all these connections and this is why I believe His NAME was written to be The NAME above ALL names.  Many names came before Him that had great meanings, but His name has the greatest meaning. 

Matthew 1:21 NIV

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Matthew 16:16 NET

“Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

And in that most Holy name of Jesus Christ, remain blessed and reminded of His unfailing love.

In Honor of the Mother of all living and all thmothers in our life.

Brotherly love, 

Ray Evangelista