A Foundation of Forgiveness.

Why we need forgiveness in mankind:

Just as we believe that it was one sin that was the root cause of all sins, we also understand that there is not enough good deeds mankind can do to reverse this one sin.

Which now brings us to Calvary. It took love, it took someone who lives beyond the labels of good and evil, success and failure to break our curse and to usher in an era of grace.

So let us be reminded of this love, because this also applies to us and our relationship with others.

As forgiveness is the foundation of our spiritual marriage with Christ and the church, may it also be the foundation of our physical marriages as well. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

When we are offended, there is not enough good deeds that someone can do to reverse it.

Our soul treats these offenses as if someone stole, killed or destroyed what we value the most. So unless we can forgive, unless we can love, then the law remains in our hearts.

For the glory of Jesus Christ alone.

Your brother in our war against sin,


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

Crossing Over From Sacrifice to Love. 

Acts 19 NIV“11God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.”

A simple reminder that we should never underestimate what little we do out of true unselfish love.

Mark 12 NLT

41Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts. 42Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins.

43Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. 44For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.”

Now on a side note, on verse 44, I would like to point out what the KJV and other versions like the YLT translate that was lost in other translations. 

“44for all, out of their abundance, put in, but she, out of her want, all that she had put in — all her living.” YLT/KJV

“But she, out of her want,” Out of her want, not out of sacrifice, not out of compulsion, or reluctancy, not out of tradition or what was lawful, not out of vanity, not out of fear that she was stealing from God, not out of any promise of good fortune, but simply out of her want.  


And also, the bible says she gave “two mites” which is the smallest of all Roman coins so we can say our equivalent was maybe two pennies.   

So ask yourself, would it be harder to give two pennies or two hundred dollars to someone? 

For me, because I worry what people think, it would be more difficult for me to give two pennies because my logical mind says this is foolish.   Really, two pennies? 

Now two-hundred dollars or more however is more logical, whether a “tithe” or an “offering”, this amount is more logical because more can be done with this amount. But that is where we are deceived. 

And to help us not get into the numbers game, God simply was looking at the hearts of those who gave and not the amount.  Because there are some who do give lavashly out of want and love and to them I say amen. 

This is why everything that is done in word or deed must be done in the name of Jesus Christ because His name is a reminder to us of this kind of “giving” via a heart of thanksgiving and love. 

Remember, “For God so LOVED the world that He GAVE His only Son”.  Out of love, not out of compulsion, reluctancy, or doubt, but out of love.  God did not have to, but wanted to.  There is no logical explanation for love, like there is no logical explanation for God and forgiveness. 

What is given freely should always be freely given.  Now this world has a way to sell us something that God has given us freely and to make us feel the sacrifices of life and what we have in this world is solely about what we earn and work for, however this “feeling” of having to “work for it” was a part of our curse in Eden.  

“It is only hard work if you lost your love and joy for it!” 

Genesis 3:17 NIV

“To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.

From what we eat, to things we “buy” or what is given will carry a “curse” unless we have the faith to address it spiritually.  

Any “exchange” even with the air we breath, should always be received in love with a thankful heart.


Because of our fall in Eden, God had placed a curse on all things, physical and spiritual. And this curse is only broken if we can have the faith on what Calvary accomplished.  And Calvary addressed ALL spiritual and physical debts, with only one debt unpaid and that was the debt to love one another.  

Colossians 2:13-15 NIV

“13When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”

Other translations of Verse 14:


“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;”


“He did this by erasing the charges that were brought against us by the written laws God had established. He took the charges away by nailing them to the cross.”

Galatians 3:13 NLT

“But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”

Now back to Acts 19, in the case of Paul where these items simply touched by him left a spiritual “fingerprint” so to speak, was powerful enough that demons recognized that these items now represented something different and no longer was in a sacrificial CURSED” state, but instead, a reminder of God’s love and grace.

So if we look at things touched by sacrificial hearts and things done for selfish reasons, then these same demons, this legion of evil also leave there spiritual fingerprint in our lives and piggyback, disease, illness, and misfortune. 

Now I am not an anti-tither or giver.  But I do believe in everyone examining there heart before they give because so many give with an expectation and when our expectation of giving are not met, then guess what this produces?  

And true love gives without any expectations or an exchange, it is what defines grace.  

Our only expectations in life should be the promises from God and not of men.

And personally, the promises of Calvary far exceeded the promises of the “flood gates” via tithing in Malachi 3:10.   

Many Pastors will say, “Those who do not tithe is stealing from God.” Well, you cannot steal what God has given to you freely by grace.  But let us just all simply understand what Calvary was suppose to produce, and that was a change in our heart before a change in our circumstances.  

The Pharisees and Saduccees were very obedient in the Old Testament, even more so than us, however it was Not about simply obedience, but obedience in love.  

It was not enough to provide for my wife and kids physically, but also spiritually.  

“Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and everything else will be added unto you.” 

And if you remain pessimistic on what the Tithe was suppose to produce, you need to read Matthew 17:24:27 and The Rev. Billy Graham’s position on the Tithe

Jude 1 GWT

“22Show mercy to those who have doubts. 23Save others by snatching them from the fire [of hell]. Show mercy to others, even though you are afraid that you might be stained by their sinful lives.24God can guard you so that you don’t fall and so that you can be full of joy as you stand in his glorious presence without fault. 25Before time began, now, and for eternity glory, majesty, power, and authority belong to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

And on those scriptures I close and also say, amen. 

Brotherly love,


QOTD: Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday Today And Forever. 


“…in the garden of Eden, there’s two trees; one was knowledge and one was faith. One was Life. One was death of knowledge, other one was life by faith. And as long as they eat by faith of this tree, all right, they lived. But when he got on this tree, he died. The first bite he took, he separated himself from God. And man continually has been biting off of that tree. And every time he takes a bite by knowledge, he destroys himself. God destroy nothing. Man destroys himself through knowledge. 
Look, he bit hisself off some gun powder, kills his comrades. He bit hisself off of an automobile off the tree, kills more than all the wars put together. Is that right? Knowledge, knowledge, eating off that tree. He has got hisself an hydrogen bomb now; I wonder what he’s going to do with that. See? 
But the trouble of it is, these people, they figure up so much, on this tree of knowledge, then when they can’t figure it out any longer, they say, “bosh with all of it.” 
Listen, in the Name of the Lord, listen: When you can’t figure out any more, that’s the time to believe.”

Rev. William M. Branham