My Dearest Royal Readers:
Abundant & Highly Favored New Year 2011 to you and your families! You and I haven’t merely been blessed by Abba to step into a new year, but also a new decade that will manifest a great work for our awesome God here on earth for the next 10 years and beyond. When our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ cracks the sky for you and I, we should and will be busy doing our individually unique assignments that bring Him glory, the world His Love & Salvation and we ourselves bountiful blessings!
“Come out from among them. And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My Sons and Daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
~ 2 Corinthians 6:18 NKJV
We’ve entered into a season wherein simply attending our churches/synagogues as organizational “members” is not sufficient nor prophetically sound. There has been a Prophetic Shift to Fatherhood in the atmosphere! Meaning, God our Father is rebuilding, perfecting and turning our Hearts towards Him as His Anointed Children; He is now using us to spread His Gospel with Righteous Living through His Love (termed “GodLove“) for all mankind (not just our own color, ethnic, social-class or religious background) empowering us individually to Love one another corporately as Brethren (termed “Royal Siblings“) correctly; and finally, impacting and charging our Pastors/Shepherds/Priests/Rabbis to no longer see, deem, treat or lead us merely as a tithe paying member in their pews, but as Sons & Daughters in their humbled Hearts thereby developing us as such!
When you walk into a place of worship, you should encounter the Love as well as the Fatherhood of our God!
True Fatherhood Shepherds (as I’ve been so honored & blessed to have in my life from childhood to adulthood through Bishop Landon E. Penn (NY), Apostle & Pastor Ralph E. & Dr. Shirley Green (MD), and my (late-whom recently transitioned to glory) Apostle Mom, Dr. Betty P. Peebles (MD) of my present home church Jericho City of Praise) who are living righteously and leading lovingly is exactly what every Son or Daughter of God needs to spearhead his/her spiritual life towards great success! It is my hope this is the type of Shepherd you are presently sitting under as well as my prayer that those of you who are seeking a place of worship will be led to such kind by His Holy Spirit.
As mentioned, my Jericho COP Royal Siblings and I lost the physical presence of our Apostle Mom recently in October 2010. Her passing was emotionally hard for me as I matured spiritually and birthed out naturally as The Daughter of Christ as a result of her powerful Word teaching ministry in 2002. In 2000, I walked into her church for the first time as a “church girl stepping out of bounds” (by the way, this is the title of a book I’m currently writing), broken and bruised. That day, Apostle Mom preached a sermond entitled, “Coming Out of Egypt,” that healed and lifted me up instantaneously causing me to walk in my promise land ever since! God’s Message through her spoke to me personally in the most profound way! I knew immediately she was my new Pastor & Spiritual Mom. The anointing of her Motherhood hit me like a huge as well as life-changing “BOOM!”
I praise God for Apostle Mom passing her anointed and prophetic Mantle upon her Son–our (Jericho’s) Assistant, yet now Senior Pastor Joel R. Peebles, Sr. & First Lady Ylawnda Peebles. Pastor Joel ministered as Asst. Pastor at Jericho’s 8:00am service (which I rarely attended) and Apostle Mom Shepherded the 11:00am service. Therefore, as a Daughter of Jericho, I hadn’t built a relationship with him as I had with Apostle Mom. I highly respected and was excited about her passing the Mantle of Pastoral Leadership to Pastor Joel, yet had not connected in my heart to him and his wife as my (now) Spiritual Father & Mother. I still felt more towards them as Brother & Sister. Until this New Year Weekend…
…After New Years Eve service (as we were exiting the building to go home and inspite of her exhaustion), First Lady Ylawnda stopped to ask my son DaSean, “What is your GPA-how are your grades in school?,” and took the time to talk/minister to, as well as pray for him as a Spiritual Mother who cared about the success of her child. Then on yesterday-our 1st Sunday worship service of 2011-when Pastor Joel anointedly and confidently spoke the next-level Vision of The City of Praise. He ministered and spoke Vision into our lives corporately, yet hit me like a flood uniquely and individually as a Daughter! I screamed and couldn’t stop praising God in the midst of his Sermon that confirmed and birthed so many on the inside of me. Just as Apostle Mom, through the Holy Spirit, spoke into my heart, soul and spirit as Daughter back in 2000, 10 years later, her Son–my Beloved Pastor Joel–had now spoken the next level Sermon into my humbled life that sealed the connection for me to him as a Spiritual Father! Hallelujah, Glory to God!!! I cannot tell you how overwhelmed, grateful and spiritually full I was when I walked out of the doors of my church home–The City of Praise–on yesterday.
I pray and desire the same Fatherhood relational Love for you–into every place of worship, every home, every Son or Daughter of the King of kings & Lord of lords!
Because He Is, We Are…
The Sons & Daughters of Christ!
Join me this Saturday at Noon EST (and every Saturday thereafter) for my first BlogTalkRadio Show, The Daughter of Christ Speaks… A 30-Minute Dose of His Love, for 2011. It’s going to be “off the Holy Ghost chain!” I’ll be lovingly speaking on the Essence of Fatherhood and into the Hearts of Sons & Daughters for the New Year. www.blogtalkradio.com/darnellamoore
Also, be sure to Subscribe to this Blog so you’ll receive it directly into your email box whenever I post an update. Click on the Healthtopia eMagazine link to your right to read my latest Article, “Miracle of Love!” Congratulations to the Producer & Editor-at-Large of Healthtopia’s publications, my Royal Sister Bonnie Mechelle, on the birth of her son during the Christmas holidays!!!
Again, Happy New Year 2011 to you and may it be an extraordinary Visionary one for you!
Your Sister Darnella
P.S. DaddyGod Loves you and so do I! Rise, Praise & Perform for our God my Royal Siblings!
P.P.S. Join my City of Praise Royal Siblings and I for service every Sunday at 8:00 or 11:00am EST via live streaming at www.cityofpraisechurch.org . If you live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, I wholeheartedly welcome you to join me in person!