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Burnett Ministries

Thelma Cheek’s Testimony 8-19-2022

I met Thelma in 1999; we were members of the same church. We have been prayer partners for many years and she has been on the board of directors at Burnett Ministries since its onset in 2005.


Thelma Cheek is the mother of four daughters and a son who is a pastor/bishop. Meet this wonderful woman of God, who is my dear sister in Christ and a friend indeed.


MY TESTIMONY

• Looking back at my life, I was blessed with hard working parents who knew about the blessings of the LORD, it was through them I learned of God’s blessings. My story starts out with my being the third oldest child of a mother and father who were involved in church and made sure we went to church and took part also.


• I attended elementary, junior, and senior high school, but before I could finish senior high school, I got pregnant and could not finish high school. I got married and had my first child when I was sixteen years old so I was not able to finish high school.


• Many years went by and I performed housecleaning duties for some of the families in the city. Not knowing that God had another plan me. I was able to get my GED Certificate by taking night classes. I continued to do housecleaning until the Lord took me to my next step.


• I was hired to work as a teacher’s assistant at a child development center which was my start in God expanding my blessings. It was through this opportunity that I was able to travel all over the country and conduct training even though I did not have a college degree.


• It was during this time of traveling and being away from home that my husband who had been hospitalized took a turn for the worst, my mother and other family members were keeping check on him while I was away. While away, my husband health became critical and I needed to return home and two days after returning home my husband passed away.


• At this time, I did not know what to do or where to start, but the Lord had people in place to help me make final arrangement and then helped me in telling my children that their father would not be coming home anymore.


• I am reminded of hearing that what God has for you it is for you. As the scripture says that the Lord has plans to prosper us and that is for our good, but we must believe it and allow Him to lead us and guide us in the path that He has set forth for us.


• Even as I started out God has shown me that if I trust Him He will provide. I thank God for where He has brought me from and where He has carried me to. So, I say if you put your trust in God and will allow Him to lead you, He’ll carry you places you never even dreamed you would go.


• I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper and give you a future and hope. If you will listen to the Lord and trust Him and not be afraid, there is no limit to what you can do in Him, where you can go or what you can be.


THELMA CHEEK


Got a testimony/story you want to share? Contact me at [email protected]


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Ungodly Words Used in the Bible 8-18-2022

• Saints, it is of the utmost importance for us to watch out for all the ungodly words (profane) that some of these translations are using. The Word of God says how ungodly these words are, and some of these people still have the audacity to write these words in God’s holy bible.


• It is one thing to change words that give a better understanding but has the same meaning. It is totally different to change the meaning. I am continuing with 1 Samuel 20:30 and how the word rebellious is replaced with ungodly words that have a totally different meaning. Most of the bibles say “rebellious.”


Meaning of rebellious

to resist authority. Does that sound anywhere close to bi..h which means a female dog, wolf, fox, or otter. derogatory a spiteful, unpleasant, or disliked woman.


• This is dangerous! It is one thing to use foul language but it is much worse when someone have foul words printed in the bible. God will deal with whoever does it because they are tampering with the Word of God!


• I am pausing to say this, a person said no one should disqualify the King James Version. That is not what I am doing with any translation that is written correctly. I am not attacking the Word of God, just exposing what is being tampered with.


• My desire is to see the children of God rightly divide what is written. Errors and misprints are in some of these bibles, but I don’t think they were done intentionally. Translating one language to another can be problematic.


• On the other hand, some of these people who have translated the bible with foul language in it, are doing it deliberately. Before sharing about a couple of bibles I am familiar with, let me tell you what the Word of God says:

Filthy Communication [words]

Let no filthy communication [words] come out of your mouth (Colossians 3:8).


• Ephesians 5:4 - Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting [foolish talking or crude joking(offensively coarse or rude), which are not convenient.

• Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is for edifying that it may minister grace to the hearers.

• Matthew 12:37 - For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.


• Saul exploded in anger at Jonathan: “You son of a slut! Don’t you think I know that you’re in cahoots with the son of Jesse, disgracing both you and your mother? (Messenger bible) Slut? a promiscuous person: someone who has many sexual partners —usually used of a woman. I threw this bible away. By the way, please do not give someone else something with which you don’t agree.


• Another, more modern edition of 1 Samuel 20:30 is worded like this: Saul boiled with rage at Jonathan. “You stupid son of a whore!” (NLT) Stupid - having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense. Whore? Derogatory a prostitute. synonyms: sex worker · call girl · offensive a woman who has many casual sexual encounters or relationships.


Guess how many churches use the NLT bible? Many! I wonder if they even know that verse is worded like that. Check out 1 Samuel 20:30!!!


There is nothing covered (hidden) that won’t be revealed.


Coming next - Thelma's Testimony


~ Betty A. Burnett ~


One of the Worse Translation that I Have Come Across 8-17-2022

• It is time for the children of God to open their eyes so they can discern what is good and what is evil. It was all the way back in 1991 when the Spirit would put me in places to see ungodly things that people were doing and ungodly materials that were blasphemous.


• I get totally bent out of shape when I hear any filthy words coming from a believer’s mouth. However, I am using these words to tell you how some people have perverted the bible. I want to share about a specific bible verse in 1 Samuel 20:30, that was printed and what happened to the person who had this edition published.


From the Internet

• Saul boiled with rage. “You son of a bitch!”* he yelled at him. “Do you think I don’t know that you want this son of a nobody to be king in your place, shaming yourself and your mother? (1 Samuel 20:30 - Living Bible Paraphrased). The same verse in the Children’s Living Bible (1972). I will not use the person’s name, but if you read that particular edition, you will see for yourself.


This paraphrase of this verse is supposed to convey an easier understanding of the verse in question. However, what it tells children is that swearing is appropriate. This swearing phrase in this children’s Bible shows the contempt the author has for the word of God.


First of all, he tries to mollify his reason for using that phrase by claiming that it is the modern equivalent for “son of a perverse, rebellious woman.” Bitch is the word in the English language for a female dog and the term has long been a derogatory street term. In the Hebrew, the word for dog is “kelev.”


That word is not found in 1 Samuel 20:30. This means that he used a method called “dynamic equivalence” in which he tried to interpret the words and then instead of conveying the actual translation of those words into English, he instead conveyed, what he believed to be the idea or concept behind them. This is what the new translations do, they believe it is better to convey the concept or idea rather than the actual words of God from Hebrew and Greek making every new translation subject to the bias of the translators.


The problem with this is that God stated that he would preserve His words, not the ideas behind them. (Psa 12:6-7 KJV) The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. {7} Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.


The interpretation of those words are given to us through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. (1 John 2:27 KJV) But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.


A footnote at the bottom of the page:

The person, while writing this paraphrase, had lost his voice which seems to have been the judgment God gives to these people who treat His word with contempt. Would you want to give your child a “bible” with swear words in it? I know I would not but the Publishers do not care about your spiritual growth nor do they care about your final destination, it is all bottom line, AKA profits for them. Once again the King James Bible proves its superiority in another aspect, it is safe for children.


Lyrics to a song:

Don't let the devil ride,

Don't let the devil ride because he'll want to drive,

Don't let him flag you down,

Don't let him flag you down because he'll turn you around

Don't let him talk to you, no, no

Don't let him talk to you; he'll tell you what you do, (don't let him talk to you)


Tomorrow, you are going to be in for another surprise


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

 Different Translations  that are Contradictory  8-16-2022

• Before getting to the topic of today’s message there was a misprint in yesterday’s message; an important word was left out: Why didn’t the serpent speak to Adam? He knew the man would not (was left out) yield to being tempted by him, but the serpent knew how to get to the man and it was through the woman.


• I want the readers to see what caused all this confusion and why the Bible seems to be contradictory, which causes more confusion.


• The readers need to know how important it is to understand when God is speaking and when man is speaking. There are many translations/versions of the Bible; some words have been deleted while others have been added and the scriptural context is even misunderstood.


• Many of these translations are new; more are being written because some people want to have their own private interpretation. Some scriptures have been twisted for many years, especially from the time the Bible was translated from the original language of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.


• Some true meaning got left out and it causes confusion. I have seven translations and all of them are somewhat different. That is man’s doing and not God’s, which causes confusion and God is not the author of confusion but He is the God of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33).


• During Bible study, my sister/friend and I had the same translation and both of them read differently. That was confusing and it certainly indicates that someone wrote what their personal interpretation was.


Two scriptures from the same translations

1) To the woman he said, I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing, in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be contrary [perversely inclined to disagree or to do the opposite of what is expected or desired] to your husband, but he shall rule over you (Genesis 3:16).


2) To the woman he said, I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you (Genesis 3:16).


• The truth is Eve’s desire was to rule over her husband. Satan’s plan was to reverse the role, and it has been happening throughout history.


• We must remember that Satan, the serpent who was once Lucifer wanted to have a more exalted position. He wanted to be like the Most- High God, his Maker (Isaiah 14:12-14).


• So, why wouldn’t he have Eve questioning God and having her think God was holding something back, by making her think she would be as gods, knowing good from evil (Genesis 3:2-5).


• Satan went as far as to tell Eve that she would not die if she ate the fruit, when God had already told Adam, the day you eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he would surely die (Genesis 2:15-17). Just as he (Lucifer) was kicked out heaven, Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23-24).


More to come about some of these translations that do not line up with the Word of God.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Adam and Eve Dilemma  8-15-2022

• Finally - What man in his right mind would allow his wife to do something that would cost her life, stand by, and do nothing about it.• I am going back to the belief that Adam was with Eve when Satan deceived (tricked) her. From last Thursday’s (8-11-2022) message, one must be able to discern what does not line up with the Word of God.


• There is never a contradiction of God’s Word. What seems to be a contradiction is because we are not seeing the whole picture, or it is something we are missing, which tells us we need to dig deeper.


• Some of ya’ll remember back in the day, when the door-to-door salesmen would come to various homes selling $500.00 or $1000.00 insurance policies that never got paid in full and by the time someone died, they would have been better off if they had gone to a funeral home and set up a burial payment plan. The Fuller brush man, or even the farmer with his produce on wheels would sell their products on credit.


• Why did these women pay for the goods on credit? Because they did not have cash on hand. These Eves saw that the product (fruit) looked good and that was the lure. Where was the man, who was head of the house? He was probably working, but whatever the case was, he was not around just like Adam could not have been there when Eve took the fruit from the tree (Genesis 3:6)


• Most translations state that: When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it and gave it to her husband with her - KJV. Or it is written her husband was with her (Genesis 3:6).

Okay, let’s reason some things out!


• Why didn’t the serpent speak to Adam? He knew the man would not yield to being tempted by him, but the serpent knew how to get to the man and it was through the woman, who was the weaker vessel (1 Timothy 2:14). Even though the woman is the weaker vessel, her beauty can cause a man to do things they never thought they would do.


Example

• Look what Jezebel did to Ahab - caused him to turn away from God There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, urged on by Jezebel his wife. He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols (1 Kings 21:25-26a). Look what Delilah did to Samson – she was able to seduce him into telling where his strength was (Judges 16:19).


• Who was deceived? Eve was deceived, not Adam (1 Timothy 2:14). Doesn’t the bible say two are better than one? (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). If one falls, the other is there to help. It is highly unlikely for one to fall into temptation if someone else is with them. Wherever Adam was in the garden and the time Eve gave him the fruit, was not stated.


• God knew Adam needed a wife because he was alone. God said it was not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). Adam must have absolutely adored Eve. It was apparent at that moment of weakness that his love for his wife was stronger than his love was for God.


• At any given moment we can have a love for somebody or something other than God. It happens to every one of us.


• After the fall, what order did God speak in? To the Serpent, to Eve and then to Adam. Who was the initiator of the temptation? Who listened to the serpent and yielded to the temptation? Who was tempted by his beautiful wife? (Genesis 3:14-19)


• Finally - What man in his right mind would allow his wife to do something that would cost her life, stand by, and do nothing about it


Next - Some Bible Translations that can Mess You UP


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

A Good Crop 8-14-2022

• Many times, my messages will come from a recent experience, such as yesterday. My niece and I went to a local farmer’s market to get that sweet Jersey corn, and those ripe big and good smelling tomatoes were so inviting that she could not resist getting a couple of them.


• New Jersey is called the “Garden State” for a reason! People can go to a local South Jersey farm in and get the pick of the crop of fruits and vegetables! From blueberries and peaches to sweet corn and string beans, enjoy the peak of the summer harvest and get Jersey Fresh!


• New Jersey’s Tomatoes have a national reputation as being the best in the country for their flavor, tenderness, and juiciness. Way back in the day, local farmers would transport their infamous tomatoes to Campbell Soups during the tomato season to add to the delectable soups.


• The only thing better and tastier than Jersey tomatoes is Jersey corn that hollers out, “Come and get me.” Yes, that’s how delicious it is! There are several ways to cook the Jersey sweet corn, boil it, microwave it, grill it, chill it; whatever way it is cooked, the flavor is amazingly scrumptious! 

Note: Some history from the internet and some from personal knowledge; worked at Campbell Soup Company back in the day.


• Now that you know the history about the Jersey tomatoes and corn, let’s talk about the farmers who produce these crops. They work hard to make sure they have a good harvest. It takes time between the sowing and the reaping, just as it takes time for us to grow.


• How well is you ground being cultivated once the seed is planted? Are you doing whatever possible to bring forth good fruit? You will be known by your fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit (Mark 7:18). Although this scripture is talking about false prophets, the principle is the same. What kind of fruit are you producing?


• What fruit? FYI, corn is a vegetable, but tomato is a fruit: According to science, tomatoes are fruits. Will your fruit have an aroma like the tomato that can be detected before one gets close to you?


• Will you look so good like the red delicious tomato, that people cannot resist being drawn to you? And even still, whether you are a fruit or a vegetable, what kind of harvest are you reaping? Will you glorify God, with your crop of fruit and vegetables?


Remember this, if you sow good, you will reap good (Galatians 6:7).


Reaping my harvest ~ Betty A. Burnett

Are You Geared Up? 8-13-2022

Comparing the three Covid-19 W”s with the three ways to safety measures for your walk with Christ.


1) Going somewhere today? Walk up-right and

Distance yourself from whatever is ungodly or whoever will cause you to act in an ungodly manner. Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord (2 Corinthians 6:17). Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners (1 Corinthians 15:33).


2) Doing something today? Keep your hands clean

Wash your hands; keep them clean from anything that is dirty, filthy, and contaminated. Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the LORD ’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their Savior (Palm 24:4-5).


3) Saying something today? Mask-up

Keep your mouth covered so filthy words will not come out of your mouth. But now you also put off all these, anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth (Colossians 3:8). Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone (Galatians 4:6).


As you go about your various activities today, remember the two sets of Three W’s!


Blessings ~ Betty A. Burnett

Maica the Achiever 8-12-2022

Maica has been close to my heart from day one. I was privileged to dedicate her back to the Lord. I am so honored to have a niece that God has blessed with numerous abilities. I call her Maica the “Achiever” because she has accomplished so much at such a young age.


Maica’s Story.

I was born on September 1, 2007, and I am almost 15 years old. I was born into a loving, kind, talented family with a tight bond. I have 11 year old twin sisters. Since as long as I can remember I’ve been involved in a lot. Not much has changed, but I’ve matured and am starting to appreciate my experiences.


I have always been a hard worker and committed to being the best I could be. In school, I was accepted into the gifted and talented program in third grade. I was in accelerated courses throughout middle school, and am now taking Honors, AP, and dual credit courses.


I’ve been in a variety of sports including soccer, cheer, and lacrosse. I played soccer in middle school. I have been a cheerleader since 6th grade and made the varsity team as a freshman. I started lacrosse in my freshman year of high school. Despite a later start to lacrosse, I worked hard and played on varsity.


I began dancing when I was 5 years old and have trained in a variety of styles. This includes tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and pointe. In 2019 I received the dancer of the year award for my studio. I am currently a member of the senior company and served as a teacher and teacher’s assistant to young students ages 2-9 years old.


In 2019 I performed in my first Nutcracker production. In my freshman year at high school, I was in two theater productions: Shakespeare and Chicago. In the Chicago production I had the chance to be a student choreographer and choreographed three numbers along with two of my colleagues. I have written and released two songs so far, No Matter What and The Impossible Exists. My dad produced the songs while my sister provided background vocals.


I am a youth film critic with KIDS FIRST! I review movies and TV shows made with kids in mind and conduct interviews with the cast and crew.

I am the co-founder of Smart Cookies Tutoring Company.

I am an active member of my school’s African American Culture Club.


I am going into my fourth year of Maica’s Sole Purpose where I organize a shoe drive and donate new shoes to school age children in transitional housing. I participate in MLK Day of Service events annually and my family and I have adopted children/families during the holidays to make sure they felt special. I have also volunteered for other events at school when the opportunity was available.


My takeaway for the readers

Sometimes doing a lot of things is tough, but if you really put your mind to it and have a love and passion for it, you can do it all.

~ Maica Nesmith ~


Got a testimony/story you want to share? Contact me at [email protected]

~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Does the Word of God Contradict Itself? 8-11-2022

• In yesterday’s message, you saw at the beginning of the book, Job did not blame God for his circumstance. Yet near the end of the book, because of his various afflictions he charged God foolishly for his circumstances. Some saw this as a contraction, but it wasn’t, Job had his moment of weakness but he was not the only one.


Now to some peoples’ reaction at those given moments of weakness

Abraham’s moment – He was weak when a famine came, doubt crept in and he went in another direction, yet God called Abraham His friend and a man of faith (James 2:23).


David’s moment – He was weak when he put his eyes on another man’s wife, yet God called him a man after God’s own heart (1 Sam 13:14; Acts 13:22).


Elijah’s moment – Elijah was a strong prophet who was in contest with the 450 prophets of Baal and Jezebel’s 400 prophets and with His God given confidence, he prevailed (1 Kings, chapter 18). Yet, when Jezebel sent a messenger to him, at that given moment Elijah got weak and ran for his life (1 Kings 19:1-4).


Peter was weak at that given moment – He denied Jesus three times (Matthew 26:69-75), but Jesus told Peter how Satan desired to sift him as wheat, and He prayed that Peter’s faith would not fail, and when he was restored to strengthen his brothers (Luke 22:31-32). The church was founded on Peter, (the little rock) and the gates of hell would not prevail against it. Peter was the disciple and apostle who stood out among the others and he was a great leader. Confirmed in Ephesians 2:20- the church was built on the apostles with Jesus Christ being the Chief Cornerstone.


• This will help the readers to understand that people get weak and because we are human we allow circumstances to overwhelm us and we can react at any given moment. Although this is inexcusable, we ask God to forgive us, and we get back up with His help (Psalm 37:23).


• Jesus will pick us up if He has to reach way down; keep pressing toward the mark of the high call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14). God is not using perfect people. He uses people who will allow Him to use them.


• But the people who know their God shall be strong and do exploits (Daniel 11:32b). God wants to do do great and mighty things in and through His people.


Next week you will see how Adam, the father of the human race was weak at that given moment.


Tomorrow ~ Maica’s Story


~ Betty A. Burnett ~    


How to Know the Truth from an Error - No Contradiction 8-10-2022

I am going back to Job and what looked like a contradiction has to do with a time span.


• The Word said, In all this Job did not charge God foolishly. Yet when one reads near the end of the book, they will see a dialogue between Job and God. The same Job who did not charge God foolishly, changed his story and he began to find fault in God (Job, chapters 38-40). As a matter of fact, one of the questions God asked Job was, “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth (Job 38:1).


At first Job was strong, but over a period of time, came his moment of weakness.


Timeline of events

1) First he was strong - In all this Job did not charge God foolishly.


2) Wife – When she saw all that Job was suffering through with the afflictions that had invaded his body, then Job’s wife said to him, “Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!” He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said (Job 2:9-10).


3) Friend’s accusation – Zophar questioned Job’s integrity and accused him of sin. If only he would tell you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom is not a simple matter. Listen! God is doubtless punishing you far less than you deserve! (Job 11:6)


Okay, enough is enough! How much can one person take? The man lost all his possessions and all his children, and Zophar had the nerve to say Job sinned rather than trying to encourage and comfort him.


In 1989 I had a work related back injury that took me out of the work force permanently, an elder from a church said it happened because I had sinned. My spiritual mother stood up to the man and told him that was not true.


Times bring about a change - After all Job had gone through, and the negative words that were spoken to him, in that given moment he got weak. It was all those negative vibes that caused him to question God. God responded to Job with two speeches (38:2-40:2 and 40:7-41:6). In other words, God put him in his place.


Then God dealt with Job’s friends - After the LORD had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has" (Job 42:7).


This is my advice, please do not judge others, especially if you have not walked in their shoes. Even with that being so, every situation is different.

It is understandable that Job’s wife had that kind of reaction. After all, what woman would want to see her husband with no skin on his bones. To her, it would have been better for him to be out of his misery.


On the other hand, I do not understand those so-called self-righteous friends of Job who were arrogant and acted as if they were perfect. They had not experienced what Job went through, so they needed to keep their fat lips closed.


Restoration

The LORD blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. And he also had seven sons and three daughters (Job 42:12-13).


My takeaway is that there is never a contradiction of God’s Word. What seems to be a contradiction is because we are not seeing the whole picture, or it is something we are missing, which tells us we need to dig deeper.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Clarifying What is Recorded by Man and What is Inspired by God 8/9/2022

• I have written many times that the Bible is understood within the proper context. One cannot single out a scripture and interpret it properly. Know what is before and what is after a particular verse. The history, the culture and the language are important in understanding what is written. And, if what is written makes sense.


• All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is useful [profitable] for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16).


• In essence, the Word of God needs to be taught properly, those who are out of line need to be rebuked, if they are not rightly dividing the Word of truth, they need to be corrected, and the children of God need to be trained up in the Word like parents are told to train their children (Proverbs 22:6). How is anyone going to be equipped without proper training?


Let me explain what I was taught

1) The Bible is filled with what other people said and what God said. Not everything in the Bible that people said is a statement of truth. You have read some of this before, but I really want the readers to understand.


Example – What a man said

• Job said: The Lord gives and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1:21b). I am reemphasizing that what Job said was a contradiction to the conversation between the Lord and Satan; God did not take anything from Job. He gave Satan permission to take everything from Job (Job 1:12).


• The Word also said, In all this Job did not charge God foolishly. Yet when one reads near the end of the book, they will see a dialogue between Job and God. The same Job who did not charge God foolishly, changed his story and he began to find fault in God (Job, chapters 38-40). As a matter of fact, one of the questions God asked Job was, “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth (Job 38:1).


What God said

2) But everything that God says is a statement of truth. Why? Because our Omniscience [All-Knowing] God is the only One who has pure and perfect knowledge. Every word of God is pure [proves true]. He is a shield to all who put their trust in Him (Proverbs 30:5).


• I read something similar in the New Testament when God’s Sovereignty [Supreme authority and Ruler over everything] was being questioned. Will you say to Me, why then does he still find fault? For who can resist His will? But who are you oh man to answer back to God? ……… continue reading the previous verses and the verses after (Romans 9:19-20a).


If you believe whatever comes along or is being said without checking it out, you will fall for anything. Search out the Word for yourself (Acts 17:11).


Standing for Truth ~ Betty A. Burnett

The Best is Never to be Left Out 8-8-2022

• Yesterday, I wrote about my daily events that had me busy every day except one. Before getting to the meat, let me tell you about that awesome ninetieth birthday celebration in Philly at the Brazilian Restaurant [Fogo de chao].


• This was an unexpected blessing that my nephew and niece included me. Ya’ll, I am so overwhelmed at the love in action [deed] that they express to me. The Lord continues to confirm that my move back to New Jersey was ordained by Him.


• Some of the food was different than what I had been used to eating, but it was scrumptious. The never-ending servers were absolutely amazing. While considering the unlimited service that was rendered to us yesterday, it reminded me of how we are called to serve.


• And age should never be a factor; as long as we are able, serving should always be what we are about. Jesus came to serve, not to be served (Matthew 20:28). When we give the best of our service, Jesus will say: “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21, 23)


• When we serve well, we will be greatly rewarded, not only in heaven but on this earth also. Brothers and sisters I am reaping my harvest. The Word says: God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of that you have shown toward His name as you have ministered to the saints and are ministering to them (Hebrews 6:10).


• When it was written a few weeks ago about my latter years are greater than my former years, a truer word could not have been spoken.


The Meat [best] of this written conversation

• Last week was busy, busy, busy, but I never forgot to get into the Word of God, I never stopped writing and posting messages, I never cancelled out on the Bible classes or sharing and being taught Biblical principles. I was exhausted but as usual God gave me supernatural energy to “Keep on Pushing."


Now to balance the scales

• There will be times in all of our lives when getting into the Word consistently may not be possible. Yet, if you have the Word of God stored in you, whatever you need will come back to your remembrance. The Holy Spirit helps us with our recall (John 14:26).


• Every day will not be peaches and cream, but knowing we are in the will of God, there will be peace in stormy times as well as good times.

• Last but not least, I am appreciative of all of you who have been a blessing in my life in whatever capacity you served in.


Have an abundantly blessed Monday!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

On the Move 8-7-2022

This has been a busy week for me, more than usual, and I have enjoyed every moment of it!


1) Monday – Memorial in the park


2) Tuesday – National Police Night out


3) Wednesday – Camden to renew my passport


4) Thursday – Back to Camden for a funeral


5) Friday – relaxed (whew!)


6) Saturday – Attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a church in the community and went several other places.


7) Sunday (today) -Traveling to Philly for a birthday celebration


• Five of those days, my Niece had me hanging out with her. I feel so honored and privileged to have someone in my life whom the Lord is using to help me to stay strengthened and energized. I can identify with – As your days are so shall your strength be (Deuteronomy 33:25).


• Want to live a fruitful, productive, and successful life? Speak life out of your mouth and keep it moving as long as possible (Proverbs 18:21).


• Most of you know that I don’t have biological children, but God has given me many spiritual sons and daughters (Psalm 113:9).


• Although all of my family mean so much to me, God has put three of them to be the inner circle like Jesus’ disciples. Even though He had twelve that stayed with Him, Peter, James, and John were the ones who chose to be closest to Jesus.


Still on the move physically and spiritually ~ Betty A. Burnett

Miguel Torres’ Testimony ~ A Living Witness of God’s Grace, Mercy, Provisions and Miracles! 8-5-2022

• I was introduced to Brother Miguel by Pastor John O. Parker in 1990 at Antioch Baptist Church in Camden, New Jersey. Under Pastor Parker’s leadership through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I served in My Brother’s Keeper Christian Rehab where Miguel was the founder.


• Because of a language barrier and cultural difference, we did not always see eye to eye. But God had a plan for us to stay connected when I moved back to North Carolina, and now that I am back in New Jersey, our bond is stronger.


• A few days ago, I went to the ministry and Miguel’s wife Lucia and I had an interview on WhatsApp while Miguel was and still is in San Juan de la, Dominican Republic.


• This is a short version of Miguel’s testimony/story. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico; the family moved to the United States in 1963. Boston, Mass., Connecticut were places they resided, from there to Brooklyn and to Philadelphia.


• Drugs and the streets were Miguel’s love and in 1969 he was given a life sentence but was paroled. He went back to life in the streets and drugs. Miguel went to Teen Challenge and after leaving, he worked in a Teen Challenge in Florida.


• From Florida, back to Philly where he almost lost his life due to drugs. Miguel was on the hit list, and was shot in the head, back, leg and arm by several guys. The bullet that hit him in the head is still there. Miguel’s spirit left him and his body went through a tunnel. Jesus Christ touched him and said: ‘People who did what you did are here.’


• From that, Miguel’s life was transformed, he had a brand “new life.” In 1988 he went from Philly to Camden and opened a Christian Drug Rehab with no money. It was definitely a faith walk for Miguel Torres.


• My Brother’s Keeper is still in operation in Camden after thirty-four years and the extension of the ministry is in San Juan de la, Dominican Republic, which has been operating for eighteen-years and it is still going strong. At one time Miguel also had a women’s ministry (Dorcas) in Camden; two of my friends graduated from there.


• Sometime later after the ministry started, one of the guys who shot Miguel in Philly brought his son to the program for rehabilitation. When he saw Miguel (he did not know it was Miguel’s ministry), the very man he shot, the man was fearful. Miguel told the man that he was forgiven and he allowed the son to enter the program. What is gained from that situation is, the only way Miguel has a success story with his ministry still flourishing is to forgive.


• Both ministries (the US and Dominican) are still going strong. He calls the ministry in the Dominican “New Paradise” two buildings, one for females that is now housing twelve women and the other building has fifty men living there so they all can be recovered, liberated, and walk in freedom.


• Miguel knows that he cannot run the ministry alone, so people are in place to assist and serve. His lovely wife Lucia is his number one team-mate, she is the mother of his three children and the step-mother of Miguel’s son Miguelito. Miguel is honored to have an understanding wife who is a blessing to him.


• This man of God only went to the third grade. Sister Lucia and I discussed that. Education is good to have, but Miguel’s testimony is full proof that God’s call on one’s life is not a must that they get educated. Miguel did get some biblical education while he was in prison.


• Miguel has been in the presence of some dignitaries, but it did not swell his head, because he never forgot where he came from.


• I asked Miguel what was the “take-away” that the readers could get out of his testimony. Miguel said, his life is a Miracle. I am sure we all agree that this man is a miracle, still living, in his right mind with a bullet still in his head, was stricken with cancer and almost died; today he is cancer free!


Got a testimony/story you want to share? Contact me at [email protected]

~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Knowing Who We are as Kings and Queens in Christ 8-4-2022

• Kings and Queens – The Word of God says we are royal, never said better, just placed in a different (special) position. The Spirit Himself bears witness that we are children of God, and if children, we are heirs (Romans 8:16-17). Although we are heirs, we should be humble and not think more of ourselves than we ought to (Romans 12:3).


• We are not physically reigning right now, but one day we will rule and reign with the KING [Jesus Christ] of kings (us). Amen and so be it!


• Be proud of your heritage and walk humbly before our King, and let your testimony glorify Him as you encourage others. As you read Friday’s Testimony/Story, allow the Spirit of God to minister to you, because you have gone through something that these testimonies will bring deliverance.


• These people are sharing their testimonies and stories with such transparency that it absolutely blows my mind. I Thank God for each person who is willing to minister in that capacity. Although some testimonies may be similar they are not exactly alike. Others may take a different twist, but each of them is to reach somebody.


• Tomorrow, you will read a short version of my dear friend Miguel Torres’ testimony, and to God be the glory for all the people He has used, to those He is using and to those He will use in the future.


• Kings and Queens, let it be known how God has worked in your life. Your testimony/story will encourage someone else. You are storing up rewards when you minister to others.


God bless you ~ Betty A. Burnett

Are the Children of God Condemned? 8-3-2022

• In studying the Bible, one must be careful to interpret it properly, that is, see what it is saying and what it is not saying. Also, does what is read or studied make sense.


• Yesterday, I wrote about us being delivered from the penalty of sin through Jesus Christ. We are being delivered from the power of sin, and when we get to heaven we will be delivered from the presence of sin, praise God! No sin in heaven.


• This is another scripture that is taken out of context. There is therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). Newer versions have taken the words in italics out: who walk not after the spirit but after the flesh. interpolated – to insert (something of a different nature) into something else.


• Paul certainly could not have meant who walk after the spirit and not after the flesh. Romans 8:9 clears it up: But you are not in the flesh, you are in the spirit if the Spirit of God dwells in you. Complicated? Of course not! When we have good study habits, the Word of God becomes easier to interpret; some say figure it out.


• This is what I wrote a few weeks ago: It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter (Proverbs 25:2-4). Who are the kings? We, the children of God are, of course.


• We are chosen, a royal priesthood, a holy nation (1 Peter 2:9)---- and should consider it a privilege that God has given us awesome brains with the capability to do mighty exploits and one of those exploits is put the pieces of His biblical puzzle together. That is the very reason we have told to study to show ourselves approved unto God (2 Timothy 2:15).


Let’s get to the condemned part

• If you did something wrong would you like it if others continued to hold it over your head? You would never feel free if you felt condemned. God never holds anything over our heads, as far as the east is from the west He has cast our sins in the sea (Psalm 103:12). What is so awesome about God, we have been forgiven of past, present, and future sins.


• However, from our perspective we must go through time and we see things from the natural, but we are to raise the bar to God’s level so we can understand Him better and there will not be any confusion.


• I am going to take you the courtroom and present my argument to you, knowing my case is already won. Every sinner has to stand before the Judge (God) for sentencing because they have been proved guilty. Then the Lawyer makes his appeal and says: “Judge, I will take their punishment upon Myself.”


• The Judge declared every sinner “Not guilty” (no condemnation). We were justified (just as if we had never sinned). Another thing, the law of the land says that a person cannot be charged for the same crime twice.


• When born-again believers say: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). That is true for an unbeliever, but for the children of God, we don’t come short. Remember this saints we must look at scriptures from God’s perspective. Don’t let Satan keep influencing and deceiving you with his lies.


• In reading the first few chapters of Romans, you will see how the whole world was guilty before God, so that scripture is befitting for all unsaved. Once we become born-again that scripture does not apply to us. If the guilt has been taken away, why are you still feeling condemned?


Free - No condemnation on me ~ Betty A. Burnett

Still a Sinner if We are Saved by Grace? 8-2-2022

• This is such a sad and controversial topic. Why is salvation necessary if we are still sinners after we become born-again? It is true that born-again believers fall into sin or sin, but sin has no power over a person who has been set free by Jesus Christ (John 32, 36).


• A saved person has been set free from the penalty of sin (Jesus became sin for us – it was an exchange). He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).


• Brothers and sisters we cannot be righteous and unrighteous at the same time, but we can act unrighteous just like we can act unholy (same thing). We have been placed in positional holiness/righteousness by God. However, it is up to us how much holiness/righteousness we walk in.


• For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace (Romans 6:14). We are being set free from the power of sin, as we work out salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12), which is called sanctification (to be set apart), this is a lifelong process of maturing in our spiritual life.


• God foreknew us and He predestinated us to be His. Look at the words, they are past tense – So from God’s perspective everything was/is already done. Those who are the called, God foreknew and predestined, He justified them/us [as if they/we never sinned], and those whom He called, He also glorified [this means from God’s perspective we are perfect] (Romans 8:29-30).


Metamorphosis is an example of transformation

• Once a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, it can never change into a caterpillar again. Look at it like this, a caterpillar is that little ugly worm that turns into a beautiful butterfly. We are changed from our ugly sins to a beautiful new life in Christ. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away and behold all things are new (2 Corinthians 5:17).


• Nicodemus asked Jesus how could a man go back into his mother’s womb a second time and be born (John 3:4-7). Jesus was saying that was impossible, being born of the flesh (old nature) is the flesh and being born of the Spirit is the Spirit (new nature) - the two are totally different.


• It makes witnessing ineffective if one does not understand when someone is born-again they are no longer considered a sinner. Suppose you were sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with someone and you would say: “I am a sinner too” If someone told me that, it is likely that I would say to them: “If you are still a sinner, what is the purpose of being saved?”


• If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us (1 John 1:8). Notice this, it does not say whoever is a sinner. There is a big difference between someone sinning and being a sinner. The unsaved are in a state of sin (that’s their nature), whereas the born-again believer falls into sin.


• What about 1 John 3:9? Whoever is born Of God does not sin. Sounds like a contradiction. It is not! God’s seed remains in us and from His perspective we are perfect.


• From God’s perspective we are already seated in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6). He does not look at us through our flesh, because flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven (1 Corinthians 15:50). Why in the world are God’s children saying we are sinners when God sees us as whole, complete, and perfect?


• Sad to say, when one is thinking this way, he or she does not understand salvation. This does not mean they are not saved; they just don’t understand. This causes the children of God to suffer loss and they lose their effectiveness in witnessing.


• Jesus came that we would have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). How can anyone have the abundant life when they don’t understand what it is. The problem is, many of God’s children are leaning to their own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6).


Living the abundant life ~ Betty A. Burnett

The Narrow [straight] Way and the Wide [broad] Way 8-1-2022

• Over the years I have heard and read how many scholars interpreted Matthew 7:13-14 as people who enter the wide or broad way that leads to destruction and that it means those people are going to hell.


• Reminder – One word can change the entire meaning of a sentence and understanding the verses before and after also makes a difference. One must be sure the scriptures are in the proper context.


• Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy[ a] that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.


• We are going to look at some key words that will determine what these verses mean. First of all, Jesus is talking to His disciples who are born-again. Jesus also said “Enter.” This is a statement or a command that means “You enter in."


• Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it (Matthew 7:13-14).


Find – to search for. Does that make sense when Jesus said no one seeks after Him (Romans 3:11) - [He is the Way].


Destruction – in this scripture means to be powerless, ineffective, to suffer loss in the eternal realm. This does not mean eternal death or hell. And the Word of God says: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Some equate destruction with hell; if that were true, it means people could lose their salvation, and that is impossible. Destruction in this context means to suffer loss.


• Life – This cannot be talking about eternal life since the disciples were already given eternal life. It is referring to receiving rewards.


• Remember the verse many are called, but few are chosen? This means many are the ones who have been called into salvation, but few choose to do what they have been called to do. From my experience, I know many people who do not know what God’s purpose for them is. For many are called, but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14).


• Even though those who choose to take the broad or wide way are born-again, they never reach their potential because they want to do what they want to do. They choose to conform to the world’s way rather than having a new mindset (Romans 12:2).


• Question - Do you think taking the wide road is pleasing to God? After reading this message, please examine yourself and be honest. If you had a yard stick and took measurement to know what your height is today, and a year later the measurement was taken again, how much would you have grown?


Continually growing in grace and knowledge ~ Betty A. Burnett

Friday ~ “A Living Testimony”  7-29-2022

I met Brother Rowell in 2000 at St. Paul Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. He and his deceased wife Gracie were not only my brothers and sisters in the family of God, but they treated me as though I were in their biological family. It is with great pleasure to introduce you to my dear brother and friend, Ronnie Rowell.


Hello. My name is Ronnie Rowell.


I was raised in Greensboro, N.C in a good household with ten siblings, a hard-working father and a mother who took good care of us. We did not go to church, but our mother taught us to pray.


In 1969 our family moved to Hampton Homes. My brothers and sisters discovered a church in the neighborhood, they went right, and I took a left turn going in the opposite direction (alcohol became my love). In 1972, when I was eighteen, we moved into a home and my alcohol use went to another level.


Yet I was able to attend A&T College (became a university later) where I majored in mechanical engineering and during that second year of college I was still hanging out with the fellows and dropped out of A&T. I graduated from alcohol to shooting drugs. A friend who was shooting drugs warned me not to do it.


I married my first wife, and our beautiful daughter (Ebonie Tabri) was born. My use of drugs escalated over time. This eventually led to our separation. An excessive use of drugs also caused me to be terminated from my job after being employed there for eleven years.


While working as a roofer (twenty-five years), two of my dope addict buddies and I got an apartment together in a drug infested area. There was a place called the “Hill” where we would come out like vampires at night and do our drugs. One night I was shooting the cocaine in my veins (with a $1.00 contaminated needle) and was trying to force the needle to get all of it in, a “Voice” spoke to me and said: “Snatch it out of your arm and throw it away.”


I obeyed but it did not stop me from using drugs; I started using crack. I lost the apartment, moved back with my mother, and started drinking alcohol heavily. Speak-easy (boot-leg) was frequented by me and I loved that white- lightning (moonshine); was still doing crack too.


In 1990 I met my future wife, and we were married in 1997. However, before the marriage, my use of drugs was so bad that my future wife walked in and caught me and it crushed her to the point that she fell across the bed and cried uncontrollably. That did it for me! I began to have seizures in 1995 due to alcohol abuse.


God kept me in spite of all the damage that was done to my body and mind. In September 2000, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord at St. Paul Baptist Church. Daylight came into my life and darkness disappeared. He placed people in my life; my wife and my mother to love me despite myself. God also placed others in my life along with Minister Betty Burnett to teach and guide me about my new life through the power of the Holy Spirit.


My friend who was a drug user and the one who warned me not to use drugs, also became saved.

Over the years, the Holy Spirit empowered me to minister in various capacities; witnessed on my job and some people became born-again; I function as a trustee, leader over St. Paul’s food pantry where people come to get food and the door of opportunity for the staff is opened to pray for the people, minister, and witness to them.


I was blessed to be a cast member in several plays that Minister Burnett presented at St. Paul and other churches in the community. I was Scout Master at St. Paul and Minister Burnett was chaplain of the Boy-Scouts. Under my leadership, nine youth became Eagle-Scouts.


To God be all the praises, glory, and honor!


Ronnie Rowell


• Thank the Lord for people who are transparent, bold, and courageous enough to share their testimony/story of how God has done great and mighty things in their lives.


Got a testimony/story you want to share? Contact me at [email protected]


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Unjust Steward (Servant) 7-28-2022

• In continuing with the parables of Jesus, which are short stories to bring about a spiritual truth, you will learn about the unjust servant who buried his talent.


• This parable is about a man who came from a far country and distribute talents to His three servants. One was given five talents; one was given two talents and the other man was given one talent. They were to invest their talents wisely and gain interest.


• It is important to know that each person was given what they could handle. In other words, they were only responsible for the abilities that were given to them.


• The Master went away and after a long time He returned and His three servants had to give account of their stewardship, or what had been given to them to manage.


1) The servant with the five talents invested and he gained double. The servant received a “Well done, good and faithful servant” from his Master.


2) The servant with the two talents gained two more talents, and he also received a “Well done good and faithful servant” from his Master.


3) The servant that was given one talent took his talent and hid (buried) it in the ground. The Master was upset with His servant for wasting or not putting to use what was given to him to manage. He called the servant wicked and lazy.


Symbolism of the Assignment

• The Master is Jesus who came down from heaven and distributed to His servants who were then and to us who are the children of God.


Symbolism of the Judgment Seat of Christ

• After giving His servants the talents, Jesus went back to heaven and after a long while, the appointed time that God ordained, Jesus came back. Whatever our assignments (gifts and calling) are we must give account of it all at the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10).


Gain and Loss of Rewards

Two of the servants were greatly rewarded!

The servant with the one talent did not gain anything, because he hid the Lord’s talent in the ground.


• What about you, you, and you? Are you using your abilities to serve and encourage others so God can be glorified, or have you buried your gifts and talents?


• The unfaithful servant was cast into outer darkness just as any of God’s children who choose not to use their abilities.


• I have explained outer darkness before, and that it is a dim place, and it is not hell. You will see outer darkness in, Matthew, chapter 22:13 and Matthew chapter 25:14-30. It is used another scripture about the children of the of the kingdom being cast into outer darkness (Matthew 8:12). If outer darkness means hell, does it make sense for the children of the kingdom to be thrown into outer darkness?


There is a scripture where it says that people will be cast into hell, which is a vast difference from outer darkness (Matthew 25:41).


Studying to show myself approved unto God ~ Betty A. Burnett

The Man Who was not Clothed Properly at the Wedding 7-27-2022

• The only way to understand what these parables mean is to stop leaning to our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). Although we are natural human beings, we are also spiritual. Therefore it is important to come outside of the box and think from God’s view.


• Just as the natural person (unsaved) does not discern the things that are of the Spirit of God, some born-again believers have the same mindset, they are called carnal Christians because they think like the world thinks (1 Corinthians 2:14).


• That is why Paul wrote for us to walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16). When the Word is not rightly divided, we are leaning to our own understanding instead of trusting God to help us to be skillful and handle His Word properly.


Example - God has dealt to every born-again believer THE measure of faith (Romans 12:3).


• This is important - Some translations say A measure of faith. THE measure is specific, whereas A could mean a different measure. If that were true, some could be more spiritual when they got saved, than others.


• What kind of sense would that make when all of us were sinners and had to start off in our saved life at the same level? That is the very reason Paul said: Do not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought to.


• Now to the man that Jesus called friend and how he came to the wedding that the King [Jesus] had prepared. Some people who were asked to come but they were not worthy. So, He sent the servants out again to ask as many as they could find to come to the wedding [salvation message]. The servants went out and gathered as many as they could, both bad and good and asked them to come to the wedding.


• Now everyone is at the wedding and the King sees that everyone has on proper garments (attire), but the one man and He asked him, “Friend”, “where is your wedding garment?” And the man was speechless! [no excuse]


• The wedding was for those who were born-again. The Bible does not show how much time the man to prepare himself, but it is certain that he did. Otherwise, why would Christ the King have asked where was his wedding garments?


• The King told the servants to bind him hand and foot and take him away and cast him into outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Remember the wedding and how those in the wedding party were more intimate with the bride and groom. Outer darkness means a dimmer place.


• Example: Those who don’t fulfill their purpose (who are not faithful) will not be rewarded (Matthew 22:8-14, Key is verse 11).

• God is so awesome and loving that He will wipe away the tears of those, that resulted from seeing Christ and the scars on Him that He suffered through for us (Revelation 21:4).


• Many are called to salvation, but few choose to do what they have been called to do (fulfill their purpose).


Be ready when He comes, He’s coming again so soon!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Five Wise and the Five Foolish Virgins 7-26-2022

This short series will give the readers a better understanding when studying the Word of God. The series is referring to Jesus’s teaching on parables, which means a short story to bring out a spiritual meaning.


For instance, many people misunderstand that these parables were written about a natural situation so people in the natural could identify from a natural perspective. However, it is important to grasp the meaning from God’s perspective.


It is awesome when one began to see from the spiritual realm, because it is more important. Even though we are natural people living in a natural environment, those of us who are born-again are also spiritual people. Therefore, not understanding both perspectives bring confusion.


Although the messages have a specific topic, KEY words are important. It must be understood within the proper context. One word can make a difference in the meaning of what is being conveyed.


You will learn that these parables are symbolic of born-again believers

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. At midnight, the Bridegroom showed up (Matthew 25:1-13)….


The door was shut and the five foolish virgins asked the Lord to let them in. He said, “I do not know you.” This means the Lord did not know their works; they didn’t do anything to prepare themselves. Please real all thirteen verses. Also, the righteous and wicked will not be at the same judgment (Psalm 1:5-6).


A) Both groups were virgins waiting for their bridegroom. B) Each had been given lamps with oil. C) Virgins means pure or righteous when it comes to the spiritual realm. Would Christ be an unsaved person’s bridegroom?


This is symbolic of the children God who had not prepared themselves. The door being shut means the same thing as the servant who buried his talent and was cast into outer darkness because he was unprofitable (Matthew 25:30). Outer darkness means a dim place.


Example: Wedding party- those who are more intimate with the bride and groom are the maid of honor, bridesmaids and so on. And they are at the front where the large candelabras shine bright, those who are not as close to the bride and groom sit further back and the further back one sits, the dimmer the room is.


Foolish – This does not mean they were not saved, but they did not do what they were supposed to do to prepare themselves. And they had a nerve to ask the other virgins for some of their oil. Each of us has been given the ability to do whatever God has called us to do. Would it be fair for the wise virgins who kept their lamps trimmed and burning, to share what they have with foolish virgins?


Note: How many of you have done some foolish things? I will be the first to acknowledge that bad choices had been made me, but God’s grace has always gone beyond my stupid moves.


Wouldn’t it make sense that the unprepared foolish virgins would be ashamed when the Bridegroom [Christ] appeared, because they did not abide in Him (1 John 2:28).


Excerpt from a song: 

I got oil in my vessel,

My lamp is trimmed and burning

Gonna be ready when that Bridegroom comes


Will you be ready to meet Jesus Christ when He comes?


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Judgments and When They Will Take Place 7-25-2022

A few weeks ago, a message was written about the “Rapture,” which means to be caught up to meet Jesus in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).


• There are several judgments, but the concentration will be on three specific judgments. The Judgment Seat of Christ is for all born-again believers (2 Corinthians 5:10), and that will happen while the tribulation is going on in the earth.


• Since there is only one judgment for the children of God and at a specific time, this proves that some scholars are in error when they say not all born-again believers will go up in the “Rapture.”


• The Judgment Seat of Christ is where Christ will judge us for our works, and that determines what kind of rewards we will receive. If a child of God did not do anything, he or she will not receive rewards.


• Remember this, no one does anything to get saved, because God did it all, and we responded because God gave us the faith to respond (Ephesians 2:8-9). Therefore, salvation was not something we did, God did it (Romans 8:30). We are given gifts, talents and so on (assignments-different abilities); called to do good works after we are born-again.


• Many of God’s children will lose their rewards. Why? Because they did what they wanted to do rather than finding out what God had called them to. Although they did some works, they did not do what God chose for them to do (1 Corinthians 3:11-15). They will receive rewards according to their works, the faithful be fully rewarded (Matthew 25:21, 23).


• The other judgment is for the unbelievers (unsaved), which is called the great white throne judgment (Revelation 20:11). They will receive eternal (never ending) punishment. The more evil they did on earth, the greater their torment will be.


• There will be a judgment of the two nations (the sheep and the goat) after the tribulation is over, pertaining to how they treated the Nation of Israel during the tribulation (Matthew 25:31-46).


Question is, which judgments will you be at, the Judgment Seat of Christ (born-again believer) or the great white judgment (the sinner)?


Concerned about souls ~ Betty A. Burnett


Standing before THE JUDGE to be tried

Smile, Jesus Loves You! 7-24-2022

Do you want a dose of what I take? Try smiling and it will boost your morale (confidence/self-esteem). This is a prescription that is known to work and it prolongs one’s life.


• A Merry Heart is good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. In other words, being sad and full of complaints shortens one’s life. Medical science agrees that a sad person’s lifespan is shorter.


• A distressed person is suffering from anxiety, sorrow, or pain. Many do not realize they have a sad or mean look, but others see it. The Word of God says: As a person thinks their heart, that’s who he or she is (Proverbs 23:7).


Some synonyms for a distressed person

They look broken-hearted or heavy-hearted (sad, depressed). Jesus came to mend the broken-hearted (Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18).


Some feel down-cast

• Why is my soul cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him who is the health of my countenance, and my God (Psalm 42:11). Someone could be going through some challenges, yet you wouldn’t be able to tell it by their facial expression.


• It takes more effort to frown, than it does to smile, so why not try it. You will be more attractive. Pass your smile on to someone else; it is like a magnet and your smile will bring health to them.


• Even in my older age, I do not think old, because life words come from my mouth (Proverbs 18:21). Words are so powerful that whatever someone speaks that is what they are or what results from negative (death) words. [[Notice I never said old]


• Although my body gets afflicted, I still speak life over my situation and things change. For instance, I had an appointment with my new PCP Friday, and, she said for a woman my age, I could live like I am for ten or fifteen years (energized and youthful).


• I love this scripture and it suits me to the tee - Who [He] satisfies my mouth with good things, so that my youth is renewed like the eagle's (Psalm 103:5). From the doctor’s standpoint, this means by the time I am that old, it will be time to sit back and relax – Maybe!


• To all of you ladies who say when you grow up, you want to be like me, be careful with those words. You don’t what I went through to get where I am today. 


Sending smiles ~ Betty A. Burnett


RX for a long life

Walking in My Blessings! 7-23-2022

Do I look like I am prospering and in health as my soul prospers? (3 John 2).


As my days are, so is my strength (Deuteronomy 33:25). I am being strengthened because my inner man is being renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16). And my latter years are greatly increasing (Job 8:7).


How am I walking in my blessings?

Getting my one-hundred fold return now, for being obedient, despite the persecutions, trials, and tribulations (Mark 10:29-31).


Some other ways we can receive our one-hundred return blessings

• By being steadfast under trials (James 1:12)


• Growing into maturity  (2 Peter 3:18) - But the God of all grace who has called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus that after you have suffered a while, make you perfect [mature], establish, strengthen, and settle you (1 Peter 5:10).


• Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer (Romans 12:12). Blessed are you when men shall revile you, persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets who were before you (Matthew 5:11-12).


• I have said these things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (John 16:33). [Because of Jesus Christ, we also overcome].


• One of the ways that I am walking in my blessings - God is enlarging my territory (1 Chronicles 4:10).


• We must go through something in order for these blessings to fall upon us. Am I bragging on myself? Of course not! I am bragging on God who is the source of all my blessings.


Walking in my blessings ~ Betty A. Burnett


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“Let’s Go Back to the Old Landmark” 7-21-2022

• Back in the day, some churches would have devotional service before the regular service would be begin and it was awesome! My uncle and some of the other men would sing those old songs that would touch the hearts of the people, because they were real. Years later, that changed and, it came to a halt in a couple of churches I was familiar with.


• Have you ever heard the saying “They were throwing rocks?” It is a slang that means to criticize, complain, or insult. I feel because of a lack of understanding, those people did not know what a testimony was.


• It seemed as though the same people would get up Sunday after Sunday with their testy-lies and others couldn’t wait til they sat down. Nobody benefitted and it is certain that God was not glorified.


• However, there are testimonies from peoples’ experiences that can glorify God and they need to be known to the public to encourage, motivate, and give others hope.


• People need to have hope that will increase their faith and a major part is to know what others have gone through (experienced) and how they reached higher heights.


• We’re going back to the “Old Landmark” in a way that will set your souls on fire.


• Be watching out for “Testimony/Story” every Friday as long as the Spirit of God says so.


• Thank the Lord for people who are bold, courageous, and transparent enough to share their testimony/story of how God has done great and mighty things in their lives. And! Thanks be to the Lord God Almighty for the awesome previous testimonies!


Got a testimony/story you want to share? Contact me at [email protected]


~ Betty A. Burnett ~


Xtra, Xtra, Read all about it!

The Prayer of Moses Contradiction (Psalm 90) 7-20-2022

This is the second message from the funeral service I attended last week that did not line up with the Word of God. In other words, the person did not rightly divide the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15).


• These are the verses I am going to key in on as to why Moses prayed this prayer to God. One must refer back to the children of Israel and how their unbelief kept them out of the promise land. These are the connecting, supporting, and relating scriptures to help you understand the true meaning.


The Lord’s Anger and the result from Israel complaining

• Moses sent twelve men to spy out the land of Canaan for forty days and ten of them came back with an evil report, they went by what they saw (men of great stature- giants), rather than believing by faith that God was giving the land He had promised to them.


• God spoke this: According to the number of days that you spied out the land, forty days, a year for each day you shall bear your iniquity forty years and you shall know My displeasure.


• Moses spoke: When Moses said to all the things to the children, the people mourned greatly. And they rose up early that morning and went to the top of the mountain. Here we are. We will go up to the place the Lord has promised, for we have sinned.


• They were allowed to see what they missed, but they could not enter in. Makes all the sense in the world. Moses took the children of Israel to the mountaintop and before Moses died, he went to the mountaintop and the Lord showed him all the land that He had promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Deuteronomy 34:1-5). Moses' disobedience caused him to miss the promise land (Numbers 20:11).


• But Moses said, why are you transgressing the command of the Lord when that will not succeed? Do not go up, for the Lord is not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies….. Because you have turned back from following the Lord, the Lord will not be with you.


• Your dead bodies will fall in this wilderness and all of your number listed in census from twenty-years old and upward, who have grumbled against Me, not one shall come into the land that I swore [promised] who have grumbled against Me except Caleb and Joshua [and their descendants]. Some verses from Numbers, chapters 13-14.


The Prayer of Moses Contradiction - Psalm 90:7-11

• For we are consumed by Your anger and by Your wrath we are troubled. You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins are in the light of Your countenance [cannot hide from God].


• Or all our days are passed away in Your wrath; we spend our years as a tale that is told. Key verse: The days of our years are threescore and ten [seventy] and if by reason of strength, they are four score [eighty], yet is their strength labor and sorrow, for it is soon cut off and we fly away. Who knows the power of Your anger…….?


Calculation – if they were thirty or forty years old, and started wandering in the wilderness forty years, they would live to be seventy and possibly eighty years old.


• Moses, himself lived one hundred and twenty years (Deuteronomy 34:7). Also, God said man would live to be 120 years old (Genesis 6:3). Prior to the wickedness of men being so bad people were living almost 1,000 years (Genesis 5:27).


• The above scriptures are what I heard read at some funerals for many years. But what I heard last week took the cake. Quote: ‘Moses realized that seventy to eighty years were the average lifespan. Statistics say that the average lifespan is seventy-nine years old.’ He went on to say, “Somewhere between seventy and eighty, the Lord is going to say, return to Me.”


• That was the first time I ever heard anyone use that scripture the way he explained it. I was done. It didn’t make any sense at all. It is wise to get the history before running away wildly with something that does not make sense.


“Setting the Captives Free”


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

What Some People are Saying about God’s Word ~ The Job Contradiction 7-19-2022

• Some people are not open to the truth about God’s Word. However, I have a mandate from God to write the truth, because one day I will stand before Christ and give account of all my deeds, whether good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10). Ain’t no blood going to be on my hands!


• The reason why I have been led to write and post Word Search, is to bring to the readers’ awareness what is true and that one word can change the entire meaning of what is being conveyed. Even though I have a long way to go when it comes to my spiritual growth (I have not arrived), there are many posts that indicate some people think they are further along than they are.


The first Service ~ The Job Contradiction

• Since it is true that the Word of God cannot contradict itself, where does the contradiction come from? From people of course! I wrote about this scripture before and posted it, proving how God does not take from anyone. However, He allowed and allows Satan to do it! In the end, God gets the glory!


• As was written in a previous message, this is one of the scriptures used in some pastors’ handbook for funeral services: The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1:21). Job said this according to his understanding,


• Job was an upright man whose life was pleasing to the Lord. In all the calamities that he experienced, he did not sin or charge God with doing anything wrong (Job 1:22).


Satan takes Job’s property and children

• And the Lord said to Satan, he is in your hand, only spare his life (Job 2:6). This could seem to some when God said spare Job’s life that Satan was in control. Ask yourself, “Does that make sense?” The Lord God’s Sovereignty limited Satan, the adversary. God proved He was in total control; He restored to Job double what Satan has taken from him. For the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning (Job 42:12a).


• Please do not take this one time situation that happened with Job and use it to say, “God will give you double for your trouble.” It is possible if you go through what Job went through, but most of us don’t. There is a principle for those who give up everything for the sake of the kingdom, but persecutions also come with that (Mark 10:30).


The conclusion of the matter about saying something that does not line up with the Word of God. 

The man who officiated at the service was an older man, and I thought at that age and his experience he would have been more knowledgeable about that scripture. Although none of us are perfect, we should study/search to see what is true and what is not true. And does it make sense?


Next: The Prayer of Moses Contradiction - Psalm 90


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Did God Say What Some People are Saying about His Word? (Part 1) 7-18-2022

• Why are Some of God’s children not studying and why are they just slinging His Word around as if it is meaningless?


• I went to two services last week; one was a graveside and the other was at a funeral home. What came from both minister’s mouths were completely out of line with the Word of God?


• One day each one of us will stand before Christ to give account of everything we have done in these bodies, whether it is good or bad (Romans 14:12, 2 Corinthians 5:10). Do know that using the Word of God incorrectly is bad?


• But I say unto you, that every idle [careless] word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment, For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned (Matthew 12:36-37). Although we are no longer condemned because the guilt of sin has been taken away from us (Romans 8:1), nonetheless, we will give account of our evil deeds including what comes from our mouths (2 Corinthians 5:10).


What are these two verses saying?

  Careless - not giving sufficient attention or thought to avoid harm or errors. 

Idle - of a person avoiding work; lazy. This means that the person/s was lazy, didn’t search (rightly divide) to see what the truth was. Didn’t use their brain to process and think, “Does this make sense?”


• The reason this is so serious is because God has given us the ability as His kings and queens, yes we are royal (1 Peter 2:9), and we should search out the matter. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but it is up to us to search it out (Proverbs 25:2).


• My brothers and sisters, we need to look at the Word of God from His perspective, rather than leaning to our carnal (natural) understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). The problem is many of God’s children are taking the Word literally instead of asking the Spirit of God to lead them into all truth (John 16:13).


• Sadly, many are just skimming over the Word, instead of digging into it. The Word of God is a formula/recipe/prescription/blueprint – a list of ingredients that make up the whole of something. It is like a frog being dissected (opening it up and examining all the pieces to see what it is made of).


• It is sadder that they listen to everybody else instead of searching the scriptures to see if what is being said is true (Acts 17:11). And the saddest of all, is they are too lazy to study for themselves (2 Timothy 2:15), but they take the time to put quotes from somebody else on Facebook.


• The Word of God is pure (not to be tainted, contaminated, or polluted) and true: Every word of God is pure, He is a shield to them that put their trust in him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you [express sharp disapproval], and you be found a liar (Proverbs 30:5-6). Let God be true and every man [woman] be a liar (Romans 3:4) Are these people trying to make a liar out of God?


Coming next- Part 2


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Words of Jesus to His Discples then and for Us Today 7-17-2022

Jesus Christ – These things I have spoken to you that your joy may remain and that your joy may be full (John 15:11).


The Key ingredient is LOVE

• Joy remain and be full - No one can have the fulness of joy without LOVE. I hear people say that they love you, but they have the saddest countenance and they look so mean that that people don’t want to be around them.


• A sad or mean look indicates that the person does not have joy, yet they claim to be born-again. Something is wrong with that picture. I heard it said like this: “Some people look like they have lemons in their jaws."


• How can joy remain when there is no fulness of joy? Both go hand in hand. What is expressed on the outside gives a first impression which is lasting, and that makes the difference. As Christians we should want to exemplify Christ by letting our lights so shine….. a shining light is an indication that the person has joy.


How to have the kind of Joy that Remains and is Full

• It’s the abiding – The abiding means to continue with the divine connection, so that fruit can be brought forth. That is what causes fruit to remain and our joy may be full. To abide means to continue to bear fruit.


• No growth, no fruit comes forth. Example: We do not know who is saved; only God knows the heart of each person (Matthew 7:1). But it is not wrong to say, they don’t act like they are saved, because there is no fruit being produced.


• Bottom line, Joy is manifest by how much we abide (grow). And the root of it all is love. How much someone loves is revealed by their actions.


• Jesus said: If you love Me keep My commandments (John 14:15) - Love is the first and greatest command (Matthew 22:37-38).


• Jesus went on to say: By this will all men [people] know that you are My disciples by the love you have for each other (Matthew 13:35).


I pray that the Love of God will be revealed through His children.

Have an enjoyable day!


~Betty A. Burnett ~

A Testimony/Story by Jeffrey Evans 7-15-2022

Introduction

• Jeff and I met in 1999, and there have been a brotherly/sisterly bond ever since. It is with great pleasure for me to publish Jeff’s testimony/story for the readers to be encouraged and for God to be glorified. Thank the Lord that he is sharing his testimony with such transparency and unashamedly.


Jeffrey Evans Testimony/Story

• I was born and raised in Greensboro NC. I had a very good upbringing, with loving parents who brought me up in the church. I was taught at an early age to fear The Lord. However, later in life I experienced alcohol, and graduated to crack cocaine. I became an alcoholic, a crackhead, I ended up homeless, depressed, and not to mention I smoked cigarettes. The cigarettes almost killed me.


• I had five brothers who died from this lifestyle and I had the same addictions that killed them. On July 5th, 1999, I gave my life to Jesus Christ. God began to clean me up. On July 13th, 2013, I surrendered to the AA program. I recently celebrated 9 years of sobriety. God is real, loving, and faithful, God has various people in my life to help build on the foundation.


• In the midst of being in bondage, Minister Burnett was of the key persons who helped me to grow in my spiritual walk. She was there for me during my struggles, and she never gave up on me. Minister Burnett allowed God’s love (sometimes it was tough love) flow through her into my life in an awesome way.


• Today my life is awesome because I am living for Jesus and walking with Him every day. Before, I was homeless, and strung out on alcohol, crack cocaine, was depressed, had several DWI's, and the list goes on! As a 61 year-old-man, God has preserved and blessed me to be involved in several ministries.


• Today I am a faithful member at Love & Faith Christian Fellowship, I am Minister of Music at Community Christian Fellowship Church, a volunteer at the YWCA homeless shelter, Devotion Leader at a Nursing Facility, a member of the Witness Ministry at Love & Faith Christian Fellowship, and a Minister in training. God is using me to his glory! I love every minute of it!


Be Blessed,

Jeffrey Evans


Got a testimony/story you want to share? Contact me at [email protected] 

~ Betty A. Burnett ~



Know Your History 7-14-2022

• Thank God for the good bad and ugly heritage, because it all worked out for our good because we are THE called (Romans 8:28). If you read Jesus’ ancestry line, it reveals all the good, bad and ugly too (Matthew 1:1-17). That’s why He had to be born of a virgin who was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35). • After writing about the beginning of humanity, Adam and Eve and the truth about some erroneous beliefs and teaching, this message will be about two kinds of history.


• I will start with the natural as my teacher does, because the natural came before the spiritual. In other words, we were born from our mothers’ wombs before we were born-again from our perspective (John 3:5-8).


• One must be born in the natural before they can be born-again (spiritual). Adam was a natural man, created from the earth (Genesis 2:7), whereas Christ the last Adam was spiritual (1 Corinthians 15:45).


• The reason I am saying from our perspective is this; when it comes to God, we were predestined by Him (Romans 8:29) and He foreknew (knew) us, meaning He had a relationship with us before we were born (Jeremiah 1:5, Ephesians 1:4).


• From our perspective, it looks like from our view that we did something or played a part in our salvation, but without Christ we could do nothing (John 15:5). We only responded by the faith He put in us (Ephesians 2:8-9). God did it all and we should be forever grateful that He chose us (John 15:16).


• None of us can trace our ancestry line back to Adam. However, there are many generations that we need to be aware of. I tell people this, if you don’t know where you came from, how in the world do you know where you are going. In other words, we need a foundation to build on. My family line on both sides (father and mother) has been traced back to the early eighteen hundreds.


• The more I learned about my family the more I appreciated my forefathers and how they paved the way for me to get where I am today. Some were slaves and there was much blood, sweat and tears.


• Thank God for the good, bad and ugly (skeletons in the closet) heritage, because they all worked out for our good because we are THE called (Romans 8:28). If you read Jesus’ ancestry line, it reveals all the good, bad and ugly too (Matthew 1:1-17). That’s why He had to be born of a virgin who was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35).


• Moving forward to our spiritual heritage, which is the second birth or our new birth/life. Even though we have our earthly ancestors, who played a vital role in our lives, the greatest heritage that any of us could ever have is, inheriting eternal life.


• Remember, the first Adam was the natural man who was the forefather and our ancestry foundation, and the last Adam (Christ) is the foundation of our spiritual (Ephesians 2:20) or new life (2 Corinthians 5:17).


• When we understand that we have a wonderful heritage from both perspectives, this will help us to walk in or experience freedom. When we have a lack of knowledge, it keeps us bound, and what is worse is to reject knowledge (Hosea 4:6).


• It’s your choice to believe God’s Word rightly divided (2 Timothy 2:15) as kings and queens who are to search out the matter (Proverbs 25:2).


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

“The Trap” Word Study ~ Does it Make Sense? 7-13-2022

• When studying the Word of God, one needs to ask, “Does that make sense?”


Remember this, God has given us these awesome brains to put the pieces of the bible puzzle together. Please do not put or try to force a piece (verse) that does not fit.


• God gave Adam a helpmate because He said it was not good for him to be alone (Genesis 2:18). How could Adam reproduce and multiply (Genesis 1:27-28), if he did not have a female mate (wife)?


• Therefore, the woman saw that the tree was good, and sweet to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightable in beholding; and she took of the fruit thereof, and ate, and gave to her husband, and he ate (Genesis 6:3). Wycliffe bible


• The problem is most people whom I have a conversation say that Adam was with Eve when she took the fruit and ate it. It was written in the previous message that Adam could not have been with his wife. Since he was the head, and he had the responsibility of protecting, nurturing, and providing for his family.


• The pieces of the puzzle are being put together, and they are fitting well. Who did the serpent address? When did Eve give Adam the fruit (does not say it was an apple)? Does the Bible give a precise time? It says Eve gave Adam the fruit and he ate.


• Let’s talk about the role of the man who God made the head of his family. The man leads, protects, nurture and provide for his wife and children just as Jesus did and still does.


Example:

• Jesus’s sheep follow Him and no other voice, Jesus the true Shepherd protects us from the evil one; Jesus nurtures us through His Word and all our needs are supplied through Him.

In studying the Word, one needs to know what it is saying and what it is not saying, and “Does it make sense?”


Reversed role incited by Satan

• Moving on to Genesis 3:16: To the woman He said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow, you shall bring forth children and your desire shall be to your husband and he shall rule over you. 


Two points: 

1) Adam’s disobedience caused this, not God. 

2) Two important words were left out Eve’s desire was to rule over her husband.


Proof: 

I have written many times that God always has relating, connecting, and supporting scriptures to confirm what is being conveyed.


Examples

• Delilah had so much control over Samson, that he allowed her to cause his downfall, which ultimately resulted in his death (Judges, chapter 16).


• Jezebel was a wicked woman who controlled her husband king Ahab and she ruled his kingdom. But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up (Kings 21:25). Both of these men loved ungodly women and it caused their lives to crumble.


• Think about it and look at what is going on the world today. That female dominating spirit is very prevalent because Satan incited a reversal of role and it has gotten progressively worse.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Word Study 7-12-2022


• A situation arose where someone was in question about Adam and Eve and if he was there when she took the fruit. Prayerfully, this will bring more clarity to the message.

 

• Everything in the bible is not to be taken literally, that’s why we are commanded to study and remember it is not of private interpretation. However, it is mandated by God for us to search out the truth and interpret the Word of God properly.


• Reading the bible is not enough, it has to be searched out by us kings and queens. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the glory of kings to search it out. It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them (Proverbs 25:2). 


Everything in the Bible is true, but everything is not truly stated.

Examples:

Does God take or does He permit things to happen?

Job said, the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1:21). This verse is in the pastors’ handbook for funerals. I learned a long time ago that it was not truly stated. Plus, it did not make sense.


• God never takes anything He gives (James 1:17). The Lord gave Satan permission to afflict and take from Job (Job 2:6). Since Job was not around when the conversation was going on between the Lord and Satan, he did not understand.


Does God kill?

• Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand (Deuteronomy 33:39) – How can a loving God kill (John 3:16)? The thief [enemy] came to kill…. (John 10:10).


• God hated killing so much that whoever took a life, their life was taken. God even established human government and man was responsible to govern the whole world for God. If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in His own image (Genesis 9:6). This is called capital punishment.


Does God create evil?

• I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things (Isaiah 45:7). God never created evil; everything was good and very good (Genesis 1:10; 12; 18; 22; 25; 31). Sin caused a curse to come upon everything.


• It is important to search the scriptures and see if the words are correct and in the right place. One word can throw off the entire meaning of the verse. Since the Word of God cannot contradict itself, where is the problem. It certainly is not God. In translating the bible, some words may have been different; therefore, it had to be human error.


Does God forsake?

And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You (Psalm 9:10). I will never leave you, nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6-8, Jeremiah 23:39, Hebrews 13:5). There are many of God’s children who do not put their trust in God as they should, but He never leaves them. Did someone forget the word never? That means it is impossible for God to leave us.


Tomorrow, back to Genesis


~ Betty A. Burnett ~ 

Genesis 3:6 Word Search 7-11-2022

• On Wednesday, June 29, a youth ministry, and some young missionaries from upstate New York came to play games with the seniors during the monthly birthday celebration. Later they served cupcakes and water ice. It fun being with them.


• We were having bible study when they arrived early, so the group came in and after the welcome, I told them we were studying from the book of Genesis. Then I asked them questions: Who was the first man created, what his wife’s name was and who were their children.


• There were other questions and they had the answers. They understood salvation and all of them professed to be born-again. The bible study ended and they went right into what they came there for, playing games. During that time, some others and I who were not involved in playing games, we just stood around and conversated with each other.


• A sister/friend and I were standing in another area and a young lady walked over and I was introduced to her. The young lady asked me about Eve eating the fruit and she thought Adam was with Eve when she was tempted by Satan.


• I pulled several bible translations and every one of them said the same thing. I was so sure that it read differently in the King James Version, and when it was pulled up, the words were the same as the other translations:


• And when the woman saw that the tree was food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took the fruit and ate it and gave to her husband with her and he ate it (Genesis3:6). Some versions said he (Adam) was with her (Eve).


• As I tried to convince them that everything written was not correct, that Eve was the weaker vessel (1 Timothy 2:21). God made the male to be the one who would provide, nurture, and protect his family. Satan (the serpent) knew that so he deceived Eve. Therefore, Satan had to get Eve alone, because he knew Adam would not fall for his tricks.


• I told them that Adam was not greater or superior to Eve, she was not of lesser value but positionally they were different; they had different roles. The man has been given the role as the head of his family, after all, he was created first.


• The sin was on Adam because he was given the command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (forbidden fruit), that if he ate the fruit, he would surely die (Genesis 2:16-17). When Adam disobeyed God, came upon the entire human race (Romans 5:12). We inherited the sin of our forefather Adam.


• I was almost embarrassed because it was like pulling teeth to get them to see what the verse actually meant. One person said: “It says it right here.” Then! All of a sudden the Holy Spirit revealed to me to read this scripture:

It was the woman who was deceived and not the man (1 Timothy 2:14).


• I told her that the bible has to be properly interpreted and reasoned out; connect scriptures that relate and support each other. Also, in reading the Word of God, like the story of Adam being there with Eve, does it make sense?


• This situation happened almost two weeks, and since then there has been an opportunity to share with a few people what occurred in the garden with Adam, Eve, and the serpent. One man was not saved understood when the question was asked: “Would you allow your wife to be tempted by anything evil if you were with her?” He said “No.” Then I said what man would allow his wife to fall into a trap like that?” (saved or unsaved)


• When studying the Word of God, one needs to ask, “Does that make sense?”


Remember this, God has given us these awesome brains to put the pieces of the bible puzzle together. Please do not put or try to force a piece (verse) that does not fit.


You must come back for part two on tomorrow, Lord willing


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Saturday Rain ~ Showers of Blessings 7-9-2022

• It is raining where I am, and this message was given to me all of a sudden by the Spirit of God – no forethought.


• The rain is like showers of blessings raining in my heart through the washing of the Word of God (Ephesians 5:26). It is like a bath or shower that cleanses us. The rain is rivers of waters flowing out of my belly (John 7:38).


• But, before the rain, there are clouds that build up with water to cause the rain to come down from heaven (Isaiah 55:10). The cloud reminds me how the Spirit of God led the children of Israel when they were in the wilderness as a pillar of cloud by day (Exodus 13:21).


• Today, the Spirit leads and guide the children of God out of their wilderness by the Word of God (John 16:13).


• Many times, the rainbow is seen after the rain to remind us of the covenant God made that He would never destroy the earth again by water (Genesis 9:11-17). The rainbow covenant is a promise that cannot be broken because every promise of God is Yes and Amen (2 Corinthians 1:20). God cannot lie because He is not a man (Numbers 23:19) who is an imperfect finite being with limitations.


• So, to all of those who read this message and call God the man upstairs, you are disrespecting my God who is a Spirit. Therefore, how can anyone worship Him in Spirit and in truth, if they do not understand who God is?


• Please do not box the Infinite (unlimited), Almighty God who is everlasting/eternal without beginning and end (1 Timothy 1:17). My God is everywhere at the same time (Omnipresent), He knows everything (Omniscience), He is all powerful (Omnipotent). What or who can be compared to this incredible God? Nothing and No one!


• Now the cloud has formed and caused the rain to come down, and the rain is over. The rainbow is still visible and the Son is shining. It is the Son that shines in my heart so that my light will so shine before others that they may see my good works and glorify my Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).


• Let the Son shine in your heart today. I just received this unplanned message from the cloud of the Holy Spirit who opened my mind and gave me a burst of water to help rain the Word of God in the hearts of others.


Let the Son shine in!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Friday Testimony/Story 7-8-2022

• A couple of weeks ago I was led to post a testimony/story about one of my spiritual children’s accomplishments. There are some people that I have been close to for many years who have testimonies of healings and certain types of deliverances. Some may have pursued higher education, or some may not have, yet you have still been blessed with good jobs.


• Remember this, everybody does not have the same capabilities; no story is too small to share. So, whatever your testimony may be, it is to help someone else. Everybody who has experienced anything in life, whether young or older; you have a testimony/story.


Shakera’s Testimony ~ God Had a Plan

• In 2018, I was hospitalized due to stress and a mental breakdown. After a while, I returned to work in August of that year and started to feel a lot better. My time span of employment was from August 2018 to October 2020. In 2020 things took a turn for the worst. I left my apartment of five years in October of that year and returned to my hometown to get better.


• Upon my return home, it felt like entering the enemy’s prison. There was great emotional trauma living at home with my parents and it felt like God had deserted me. I suffered two hospital stays and emotional torment. December 2020 was my longest hospital stay which lasted for one month. There were many times when the tears were heavy and I desired to go back to Greensboro.


• I left the hospital to live with my grandmother in January 2021 and things were so much better. We lived together well and enjoyed each other’s company. The Lord used my grandma to save me from needing group home placement. She loved me and helped me to get stronger so I could return to living independently. She was honest and hard at times but it was necessary. Grandma knew I was not a little child and did not treat me as such. She knew I was broken and hurt but still wanted me to get better.


• Through it all, God has a plan even when things are not going well in our lives. I learned a lot about myself during that storm and season. It drew me closer to God and increased my faith because I trusted God to make things better.


• I know at times the road we travel can be rough and hard. Sometimes we move too soon. We can create hardships for ourselves and God gets us back on the path. I was frustrated at God at times but deep down within but I knew some rash decisions were out of fear.


• God is faithful to us no matter what we face. He had a plan for me. God used my grandmother to help and support me. No matter what you go through, keep your eyes on God. It can seem like He is not there but He is. He was in the hospital with me. He strengthened the relationships with my family in ways only He can.


• Since God directs my path we should be seeking His wisdom and guidance. The good news is I have my own place again. After being unemployed for two years I am returning to work as an outpatient therapist.


• I have learned to stop running. Trusting God will always be important to me. God is the source of my strength. My godmother, Betty Burnett expressed in action, the depth of her love for me. She was willing to travel to make sure I was okay. No one had ever done something like that for me that was not family. It encouraged me that she lives by what her ministry stands for and that is setting the captives free.


God had a plan


Shakera Williams, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

Break Away! 7-7-2022

• My two days of fun and being overwhelmed about all the wonderful blessings were so exciting. Now that the excitement of my big day has calmed down somewhat, I need a break (to rest). I want to bask in His presence as well as soak in all the amazing ways He has blessed me recently.


• Jesus Christ, our Savior took a break to spend more time with the Father, and that is what we are to do. He drew away from ministering to the crowds: But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed (Luke 5:16). Jesus would also get up early in the morning to go to a place alone to pray (Mark 1:15).


• Serving in ministry is one of the greatest blessings we can be to others, however we need to be balanced. Otherwise, we get overloaded, which causes us to get burned out and that leads to discouragement which results in not wanting to be involved.


• In taking a break from whatever kind of involvement, which is the time we can spend communicating with God and listening to the Holy Spirit’s instructions: But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said unto you (John 14:26). It is difficult to hear from Him if one is too busy.


• That is why I normally prepare messages four days a week, but sometimes when I get up early in the morning the Spirit gives me something to write and boom there it is!


• Also, another break-away is to allow others to share their Friday testimony/stories. So be on the lookout to read how God has blessed and delivered others. Thank God for these future transparent testimonies/stories.


I thank my God upon every remembrance of you (Philippians 1:3), including your love and support!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~  

“The Surprise!” 7-6-2022

 Yesterday a message was posted about a surprise birthday recognition on the ship “Harmony of the Seas” in 2019 and a celebration in 2020. But, yesterday, some of my family went over the top.


• Most of the day was relatively quiet, but later on I was picked up and taken to Olive Garden for what was preconceived to be a dinner with a few family members.


• Lo and behold, they had done the whole nine yards, even to the point of inviting a few of my friends. It was absolutely wonderful!!!


• Since my birthday was not over until the clock struck a second past twelve midnight, my celebration continued. Praise God! It was the surprise of my life.


• The outpouring of loved expressed was so overwhelming that I was in shock and almost felt numb; it almost felt like a dream! Yet, it was the best dream and I am still in wonder of how God used so many people to express their love and best wishes to me as I reached my “Major Milestone”


• Not only am I thanking my family and friends for expressing their love to me last night, but I also thank each and all of you on Facebook, Messenger and Message who showed your love through your comments and likes.


• This is the beginning of an amazing new start for me. To you who are no longer physically in my life, there is a saying: “Absence make the heart grow fonder” I will say it like this: “Absence from those who are no longer physically in my life has made my love for you grow deeper.” Our love will never grow cold, no matter where we may be.


Thanks again to each of you awesome people that God has placed in my life. Not to leave anyone, but special thanks are noteworthy of those in my family pulled this surprise over on me.


Forever Grateful ~ Betty A. Burnett 

It’s My Birthday! ~ July 5, 2022

Hello friends and family!


• Today, I am celebrating a major milestone, and to God my Father be all praises and glory, for all the things He has done, what He is doing right now and to all the things He will do.


• In 2019, I was on a sea cruise for my birthday. That was an awesome experience and a surprise! The next year 2020, was a cook-out celebration that was awesome, and it was during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Nobody contracted Covid-19 - Ain’t God good?


God has truly blessed me in my former years and my latter years and even better!


~Betty A. Burnett ~

"Happy Fourth of July" 2022

 Traveling in July 2019

• July 2019 was an exciting time traveling various places with friends. Our plane landed in Orlando, where we picked up and taken to dinner. From there we were driven to Winter Haven, whe 2022re I was blessed to stay with friends for a week.


• While in Winter Haven, we went several places, which included Lakeland and shopping in different cities along with relaxing at the poolside in Palm Beach.


• The other week several of us boarded the ship at Cape Canaveral to the islands of St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Coco cay, Bahamas.


• Many of you have heard “God works in mysterious ways.” I am saying that because He allowed me to travel out of the country two times in 2019, and then that Covid-19 Pandemic caused a shutdown practically worldwide.


• I am forever grateful to the Lord for the places He has allowed me to travel over the many years. And I will never forget those He used to help me go many places.


• There is another saying: “Don’t forget the bridge that took you over the water” I am publicly thanking any and all of you for being obedient when the Spirit moved upon your heart to bless me in the biggest to the smallest way, because every little bit counts too.


• What may seem to be small to some, is big to me. I am grateful for all my blessings. And on this Fourth day of July, I am grateful to be in a prosperous country. During my travels to other places, I saw how much so many people were impoverished.


• So, to anyone who complains about this country, go to some other countries and you will see how blessed you are. I am not saying that the United States is a perfect country, it is far from being that. What I am saying is rather than complaining, count your blessings.


Praising Jehovah Jireh, my Provider


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Freedom Rings in Our Hearts 7-3-2022

• It has been said that the United States of America was founded on Christian principles. In my research, it depends on how one looks at it. One thing for sure as born-again believers, we are free in Christ which is the greatest kind of freedom anyone can have.


• We are free to worship God, we are free to witness the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are fee to minister and serve others in various ways.


• With that being so, we are blessed to be in the United States of America, because many countries do not have that kind of freedom. So, let’s rejoice and give thanks to our Lord God Almighty that we are free.


Blessed and Grateful ~ Betty A. Burnett  

A Testimony/Story of Burnett Ministries 7-1-2022

• While waiting for some people to share their story via social media and Burnett Ministries website, this is the appropriate time to share one of my testimonies/stories pertaining to the ministry being on Facebook. Also, in a couple of days, Lord willing, I will reach a major milestone, glory to God!


• I joined Facebook in 2009, just to communicate with others on social media. The Spirit of God spoke to me on April 27, 2011, and He told me to post messages on Facebook. At that time, I was youth minister and some of the young people that I knew were posting ungodly things on Facebook.


• I really wanted to get off Facebook but in obedience to Him, I stayed on the site. However, I was not as obedient when it came to the time that He told me to start posting messages. Finally, the messages started being posted September 2012, almost sixteen months later.


• I had been writing for quite a while prior to me going on Facebook and the messages were being sent to my email friends.


• In April 2013, my nephew who was one of my email friends stopped by and he asked me if I had a ministry blog and my answer was yes. He encouraged me to start posting the messages on my blog page, and I did the following weekend: And! Wow!!! The messages went world-wide.


• To God my Father, the Awesome leading of the Holy Spirit, and in the majestic and matchless name of Jesus, the ministry is still flourishing, thanks to God.


• The Spirit of God told me in 2005 that my ministry would be global, little did I know that it was through messages being written and posted. In my mind I would be traveling physically to many places globally, but God’s ways are different and higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8-11). Nevertheless, He is accomplishing what He has purposed for my life.


• God has enlarged my territory both physically and spiritually. Burnett Ministries is still based in Greensboro, NC. And, all of those who are part of this ministry are still in Greensboro functioning in their specific assignments. Also, still based in Greensboro and has reached the north is “An Hour of Bible Sharing with Betty” with two called teachers. When the Lord had me to relocate, this became a greater expansion of Burnett Ministries.


• To all of you who follow and support this ministry in any aspect, I am appreciative and my encouragement to each of you is, whatever the Spirit of God prompts you to do or say, do not let anyone say anything to discourage you to keep you from moving forward.


• Every door of opportunity that opens, walk through it. God desires for us to witness to the lost in whatever way the Spirit directs, and He wants us to minister to the saints.


• Thanking God for allowing me to reach a major milestone, and I am walking through every open door. This is possible because I speak life over my situation and I learned through experience that age is just a number, if you know how to number your days.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Rapture (caught up to meet Jesus in the air) 6-30-2022

• Over the years there has been some controversy as to who will be caught up to meet Jesus and at what point it will occur. To clear up the matter, one must remember that God always has a way of confirming His Word.


What does the Rapture mean?

• The true meaning of Rapture is “to be carried away with power,, to be snatched away or caught up” and it is true that when Jesus comes, the dead and the living righteous will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and so will we ever be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:17).


Who will be caught up?

• Some scholars say all Christians will not go up in the rapture, only those who are faithful. Where and when are they going to heaven if that is the case? There are only two judgments, which is the Judgment Seat of Christ for all born-again believers (2 Corinthians 5:10), that will happen while the tribulation is going on in the earth.


• The other judgment is for the unbelievers (unsaved), called the great white throne judgment (Revelation 20:11). There will be a judgment of the two nations (the sheep and the goat) pertaining to how people treated the Jews during the tribulation (Matthew 25:31-46).


Examples of the Rapture

Enoch - Walked with God and he was no longer here (Genesis 5:24). That is what the Rapture will be like, We will be here on earth hopefully fulfilling our purpose, And all of a sudden we are out of here. Just like that!


Elijah – He was taken up in a whirlwind into heaven (2 Kings 2:11). Now, we know nobody went to heaven before Christ came, lived on the earth, died, was buried, and raised from the dead with all power in His hands (Matthew 28:18).


• The Old Testament saints were in a place called paradise which was in the lower part of the earth; they were in Abraham’s bosom (Luke 16:19-31). Paradise is now in heaven; the highest or third heaven. Paul was caught up into paradise (2 Corinthians 12:1-4).


• Further proof that all dead (sleeping) saints are in paradise with God: To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). Saints, that’s the confidence that we have, hallelujah!


Noah – God caused a flood to come and it destroyed everything except Noah, his family and two of every living thing (male and female) because God had sealed them in the ark (Genesis, chapter 7).


• As in the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so, shall also the coming of the Son of man be (Matthew 24:37-39).


• We do not know the day or hour, but we need to be ready when Jesus comes, He’s coming so soon. This means if you are born-again, you should not be ashamed when He appears (1 John 2:28). This will come up in a future message about the Five foolish virgins and others who had not made themselves ready to meet Christ our Savior.


Concerned about the welfare of all people, saved and unsaved.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~ 

Word Search 6-29-2022

The Rapture was going to be my next topic, but because many people hear that word and two other words that are not in the bible, it is necessary to explain them. One must remember that some words have more than one meaning, and different words may have the same meaning.


• The three words below will be the words, you probably have heard and some have asked: “Where is that in the bible?” Again, you will not see these words in the bible, yet when you hear them, you will be able to tell someone else what they mean. because you have learned what they mean.


• Have you ever heard the song “Sovereign” by Daryl Coley? How many of you understood what the song meant? But because it sounded good, it was accepted. It is difficult to understand God if His Sovereignty is not understood. That is why it is important to do a word search.


This is part of the song:

Sovereign, Sovereign

The Lord my God is Sovereign

He can do whatever He wants to do

God can do whatever He wants to do, How He wants to

Because He's sovereign, God is God

The Lord is (sovereign)

Sovereign (The Lord my God is sovereign)

He is sovereign


Sovereign

Possessing supreme or ultimate power:

synonyms:

supreme · absolute · unlimited · unrestricted · unrestrained · That’s who God is!

• The word sovereignty is also used for a king or queen, meaning they have power over a nation, country, or tribe. Only the Lord God Almighty has ultimate power over everything and everybody.


The Bible

The Bible is the name of the sixty-six books bound together and forming one book. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20-21).


What does the Rapture mean?

• The true meaning of Rapture is “to be carried away with power,” “to be caught up” and it is true when Jesus comes, the living righteous will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17).

The meaning of the “Rapture” will be repeated in the next message.


For your information

• These messages are written for the readers to have a greater awareness of the Word of God. The only way anyone can be healthy in the natural, is to be fed the right kind of food. It’s the same way spiritually.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Different Types of Soil – the Sower and the Seeds (Part 2) 6-28-2022

As I conclude with part two of “The Sower and the Seeds” and the different types of soil, the Sower represents us, the seed represents the Word and the soil (ground) is symbolic of people. Let’s go to number three and see what happened to the seeds.


Thorny Ground

3. And some fell among thorns, they hear the Word, but the cares of the world, the deceitfulness of riches and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the Word and it becomes unfruitful.


• Be honest, how much are you caught up into material things? Is God on the back burner? Are you allowing the lust of the flesh (always craving things that are not of God), or the lusts of the eyes (looking at things that are attractive and appealing that are the wrong kind of desires), the pride of life (high-minded, lifted up, trying to impress) - (1 John 2:16)?


• The Word of God tells us not to store our treasures on earth but store up our treasures in heaven….. for where our treasure is, that’s where our heart is (Matthew 6:19-21). Instead of lusting after things first, why not seek God and His kingdom first and things will be added (Matthew 6:33)?

Do you know that the eternal benefits bring things stored up that are beyond our comprehension (1 Corinthians 2:9)?

 

• Some of these people who are caught up in the things of the world can still be saved, but things are more important to them than God. All anyone needs to do is repent and “Jesus will pick them up;” the song goes on with: “If He has to reach way down Jesus will pick you up.” In other words, none of us can out-sin God’s Amazing Grace!


Are you sowing seeds (spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ)? If not, it is time to get with it. Every child of God is commissioned to share the gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20).


Jesus (The Sower) sowed the Word (seeds) in our hearts (soil) and we are commanded to sow the seed which is the Word of God (share the gospel).


The Best Part - Good Ground

4. But those who were sown on good ground, are the ones who hear the Word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty-fold, sixty-fold, and a hundred-fold. Notice that the verse speaks for itself as to what happens when seeds are sown on good ground. These types of people are striving to fulfill their purpose.


Seeds (the Word) that are sown on good or fertile ground can only produce or yield good crops.

• After reading this message, be humble and honest and locate yourself. If you have gotten off path, there is still time to get on the right road (the narrow way). If your love for Christ has grown cold (Revelation 2:4); it is not too late to return to your first love.


• God is waiting with His out-stretched arms just as He did with the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-23).


These parables are found in Matthew 13:1-11, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15


Grateful for His Grace ~ Betty A. Burnett

Monday Moaning (Groaning)? 6-27-2022

• After hearing the sermon yesterday, the title is befitting for how I received the message from the pastor. I am comparing my message on yesterday (Sunday Joy) with Monday Moaning. Balance is the Key.


• Everything in the message was true, but the pastor took it to another level. Yes, we are human, and the flesh is always craving to be fulfilled, but it is never satisfied. However, the flesh and emotions can be kept under control if we yield (surrender) to the Spirit of God. When we allow Him to have control, there is abiding peace that Jesus gives and our joy is full and remain.


• Ain’t no Monday moaning and groaning because of my emotions. Instead, it is an attitude of gratefulness in knowing that everything we go through, God is in control and we need to let Him take care of whatever comes our way.


• What good would moaning and groaning do? That’s what kept the Israelites wandering through the wilderness for forty years, along with disobeying God (lack of faith)? Didn’t God tell us to cast our burdens upon Him (Psalm 55:22)? 


• Even when the enemy uses others to come against us, we must realize that our real enemy is the devils (Ephesians 6:10-18). God gives us power over the enemy, He takes care of the people (Romans 12:19-21).


• In other words, God doesn’t fight our battles when it comes to the enemy. That happened in the Old Testament because the Spirit of God did not live in people. The Holy Spirit lives in us and He gives us power over demonic forces.

• For each situation, circumstance, trial, and persecution that comes our way, our faith is being tested to show us how mature we are, and that we are still a piece of work in progress.


• Several things have happened to me lately and my emotions were high; still struggling as I press my way to a higher level of maturity. In the meantime, regardless of what may come in any of our lives, let’s keep it moving in Jesus’ name, because we are more than conquerors!


There’s a blessing in pressing; although it is a struggle, don’t give up or throw the towel in, “Keep on Pushing” -

Lyrics by the Impressions:

I've got to keep on pushing (mmm-mmm)

I can't stop now

Move up a little higher

Someway or somehow

'Cause I've got my strength

And it don't make sense

Not to keep on pushing


Don’t let today be a Monday of moaning and groaning, thank God for every test that brings you closer to Him.


“Keep on Pushing”


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Sunday Joy! 6-26-2022

• Yesterday a short message was posted about ‘Saturday Fun Day,’ and I was excited to support my nieces as the dance company they are a part of celebrated their annual event.


• However, later on that day, some things happened that I allowed to provoke me to anger; this woman of God is still dealing with the flesh. One major that thing was  sprung on me, my Facebook page was hacked and he was a scammer. Apostle Paul said when he would do good, evil was present, and he said there was no good thing in his flesh (Romans 7:18-19).


• If you are reading this message, be encouraged! Although we love the Lord, we are going to be in a war with our members. Paul gives us hope: Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.” (Romans 7:25).


• The flesh will say: “I want my way” and the Spirit will say in a still small voice: “That’s not right.” It is up to us who we yield to, the flesh or the Spirit -If we walk in the Spirit, we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).


• Don’t let the devil put you in condemnation (Romans 8:1). We the children of the Most-High God are no longer condemned, we have been acquitted, we are no longer guilty of the crime of sin. We have been pronounced free by our righteous Judge.


• Despite my circumstances on yesterday, or whatever comes to today, every day is still a good day. With that being said, we may have temporary setbacks, but the Joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10b); Jesus wants our joy to remain and be full (John 15:11).


• No matter what befalls (overcome, hit us, strike us, or overtake) us, it does not and will never change God’s love for us. Satan can never win because we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loved us (Romans 837). We are not defeated; we have the victory!


Have a Joyful Sunday ~ Betty A. Burnett

Saturday ~ A Fun Day 6-25-2022

• My plans are to attend a dance recital. For years the Lord has blessed me to see my nieces perform with excellence, except when the Pandemic Covid-19 affected people world-wide.


• Even though I had not relocated to New Jersey, the Lord allowed me to be here to support the girls as they danced so eloquently.


• Since some Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, the show is ON! And that makes it a “Saturday Fun Day”. And I am so excited!


• As you go about doing whatever is on your agenda, remember this - God gave us richly all things to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17), that is, all good things.


• While you are enjoying this wonderful Saturday that the Lord has made (Psalm 118:24), don’t forget that He is still to be glorified. So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).


Planning to enjoy my day, hope you will also!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Sower and the Seeds (Part 1) 6-24-2022

• Since this series have to do with evangelism, I am going to use the parable of the Sower and seeds sown on different kinds of soil and the results. Jesus spoke of the kingdom in parables (earthly stories with a heavenly meaning). Parables make the kingdom of God more understood.


These parables are found in Matthew 13:1-11, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15

• Jesus spoke in terms the people could identify with. The disciples came and asked Jesus why He was speaking in parables. Jesus said, because it is given to you to know the mysteries [secrets] of the kingdom, but it is not given to them. Their hearts were not receptive. Many people go to church and hear a sermon, but they don’t receive it in their hearts.


• Jesus explained to his disciples that the seed represents the Gospel, the Sower represents anyone who proclaims it, and the various soils represent people's responses to it [the heart of the people].


• The natural man [unsaved] receives NOT the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because spiritual things are spiritually discerned.” 1 Cor 2:14


• Understanding the Scriptures have nothing to do with one’s intelligence, or religious credentials or going to seminary. One can only understand the scriptures when his heart is opened to and by Jesus Christ.


Two of the Four Types of Soil

1. “Listen, a Sower went out to sow. And these are the ones on the path where the Word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the Word that is sown in them.


My question to those who profess to be born-again, are you allowing the Word of God to have no effect because of lack of study. Do you put the bible aside and pick it up one day a week? If that is true, then you’re missing the greatest blessings. Your actions don’t change your salvation, but they will affect your eternal rewards.


2. Some fell on stony places which did not have much soil, when they hear the Word, they immediately receive it with joy [excitement]. And have no root in themselves but endure for a while. Then when tribulations or persecution arises, immediately they fall away.


Question: Are you getting deeper into the Word (being rooted and grounded), or are you just wilting away (drying up)? Are you still excited and your joy is remaining despite whatever comes your way?


• Why am I comparing some Christians to those who are not saved; the ones (seeds) who did not fall on fertile ground? I find that many people who profess to be born-again are not interested in the Word of God; their interests are more on worldly things. They also act like worldly people; it is difficult to distinguish them from those who are not saved.


Come back Monday for Part 2 of the different types of soil.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Using Words Properly 6-23-2022

• I will be doing a short series of principles that Jesus used and share how one word or words can change the entire meaning of a scripture. Also, what is being conveyed must be in the proper context. It certainly is not good to single out a scripture or use a verse as a stand-alone and try to build something from it.


• There are several topics Jesus taught about that have been highly misunderstood. Why? Because some people have missed some little words that changed the meaning. For instance, many people say this, For we know that all things work together for the good to those who are called according to God’s purpose (Romans 8:28).


• Many people do not recognize the one word that is left out makes a world of difference. What seems to be small or insignificant changes the entire meaning of the sentence.


“The Called and Who They are”

• THE is left of the verse. The importance of THE. Everybody is called for a purpose even if they are not born-again. But only those who are born-again are THE called (Romans 8:28).


• What about saying, every born-again believer is given a measure of faith? If every saved person would be given a measure of faith, this means they could start off on any level and that is not possible. Every who is born-again starts at the same level, then growth is required to mature.


• For instance, if there are a lot of chairs in a room and you were told to pick up a chair, you would pick any chair. But if you were told to pick up the chair, meaning you knew exactly which chair to pick up because it had been identified as a specific chair. It’s the same way with THE called, meaning a specific.


• From this introduction about the future messages, I just want to encourage you to pay close attention to what is written. It is for your benefit and the benefit of others. If you pass on incorrect information the cycle continues. So, when this cycle is cut off, and we humbly admit that the information was wrong, then all involved will be blessed.


Below are some of the upcoming topics after “The Sower and the Seeds”

1. The Two Judgments and When They Will Take Place

2. The Ten Virgins

3. The Man who was not clothed properly at the wedding

4. The Unfaithful Servant (The Difference Between Outer Darkness and Hell)

5. Depart from Me, I never knew you

6. Strait and Narrow Way


Clearing matters up ~ Betty A. Burnett

The Blended Combination 6-22-2022

• I went to arts and craft for the first time yesterday. It was so enjoyable being with some youth and their chaperones who were missionaries from Minnesota.


• Some were helping the seniors make wreaths while others were trying to put a tedious puzzle together. There was a mixture of fun making the wreaths and sharing our calling (gifts). Prayer requests were also integrated. I had not planned to be involved because other things were happening, but each of us realized it was ordained by God for us to be there (Psalm 119:133a).


• Once I sat down, a young lady showed me how to put the wreath together, and others started helping. They asked me what colors I wanted and I said blue and purple.


• I chose those two colors for a reason: Blue was the favorite color of my late mother, late sibling, and mine. I began to tell them what the favorite colors meant to me. Blue is serene (calm, peaceful and soft). It is like the beautiful sky on an uncloudy day, blue also reminds me of the calm waves of the blue ocean.


• And purple means royalty. We are a royal priesthood because of our spiritual inheritance; we are holy; we are peculiar (different), and we should praise God who brought us out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 3:9).


• When I explained the serene calmness of blue and our royalty combined, there was a perfect blend. The royal and powerful purple blended with the calm blue brought about a perfect combination.


• Can you put different colors together that will blend? As children of God, we should blend (bond) regardless of our skin color. The more colors, the more beautifully we stand out like a rainbow.


• Also, a mixture of two colors can still stand out. Let’s compare the colors to people. The bible says, “how can two walk together unless they agree” (Amos 3:3). Yesterday, there was a mixed blend of nationalities who came together in agreement and there were amazing results.


• How well can you blend with others, even if you don’t know them? If your heart is right, you should blend with other saints.


• For your information, regardless of where I go, even if it’s for a fun event, a great door of opportunity is opened (1 Corinthians 16:9a) and guess what? I walk right in that door and the Spirit of God moves in a powerful way!


Praise God ~ Betty A. Burnett

A Two Day Experience 

Day One 


Big class!!! And our Je'liyah graduated with honors!


Well attended and supported by Mom-mom (Joannie) Auntie (Markeeta), Sister (Jireh), Cousins (Jakeem, Zoey, Maica, Janai', Giana), and Aunt Betty.


We traveled from Pennsauken, Lindenwold and Sicklerville, because we love Je'liyah

Congratulations to our Je'liyah!


To God be the glory for all the things He has done. What He is doing and what He will

do!!!


Coming soon, Je'liyah's Testimony/Story.


Day Two


A WOW to our Awesome Lord God Almighty!


Good morning!


This is a follow up of our trip to Cape May for Je'liyah's high school graduation.


As was stated yesterday, her testimony/story will be posted soon.


My ministry title is "Setting the captives free." One aspect of the ministry is to share testimonies/stories of those who are experiencing freedom.


Je'liyah's testimony is the first one to be posted.


I have asked others to share in the future, so prepare yourselves to share how God delivered you from bondage, and those who have experienced healing in your bodies, please feel free to send me your testimony.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~


“Happy Father’s Day”

To my nephews, other family members, friends and to my brothers in Christ.

God bless you!


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Thank God it’s Friday? 6-17-2022

The phrase “Thank God it’s Friday” has been around for many years. It was used with those who were in the work-force, after a long hard five days on the job.


• Then, Fats Domino recorded “Blue Monday” – got to work like a slave all day; and something was said about all the other days.


• As for me, I thank God for every day He makes, and every day is a good day, regardless of how we feel. God not only made everything, but He said everything He made was good (Genesis 1:10, 18, 21, 25). After God had completed His creation, He said it was very good (Genesis 1:31).


• Since God said everything He made was good, then why do we say, “I’m having a bad day?” If every day is a day of thanksgiving, how does “Bad day” come out of people’s mouths.


• When those words are spoken out of someone’s mouth, “a bad day” is exactly what they are going to get. My circumstances may not seem to be good, but all things work for the good of those who are the called [born-again] according to His purpose (Roman 8:28).


• When it is understood that God has a purpose for everything, and it is working out for our good, then we can go through whatever comes our way and it won’t be a bad day to us.


Example

Joseph was sold to some Midianites by his brothers, who took him to Egypt. They sold him out of jealousy, because he was his father Jacob’s favorite son, born by Rachel whom he loved dearly. Jacob was a trickster; he deceived his father Isaac so he could get his brother’s birthright, which belonged to the first-born son (Esau)- (Genesis, chapter 27).


• Jacob was also tricked into marrying cross-eyed Leah of whom he had a distaste for (Genesis 29:31-32). She had six sons and a daughter by him (Genesis 30:20-21).


Joseph in Egypt

• Joseph was false accused (lied on) by his boss’ wife and he ended up in prison, and Joseph was freed after interpreting the king’s dreams. There was a famine in the land where his father Jacob and his brothers lived.


• They were brought to Egypt because Joseph asked the king to allow them to come, and when his brothers realized that Joseph was their brother, they were afraid of what would happen to them. But Joseph loved his brothers so much, he forgave them and said, “What you meant for evil God meant it for good” (Genesis, chapters 37-50).


• God had a purpose for Joseph and his brothers too, of course. He used the brothers’ evil against Joseph, who ended up being raised from the prison to the palace. Promotion could only come from God (Psalm 75:6-7). Joseph became next in line to the king (Pharaoh of Egypt). What seemed to be bad days and a few bad years ended up being a blessing to Joseph’s family and all those in Egypt.


• If you want to be promoted by God, there will be suffering, trials, persecutions and tribulations, and all manner of evil will be said against you (Matthew 5:10-11) but hold your head up and keep looking to the God whose all-sufficient will sustain you (2 Corinthians 12:9).


• Hold on a little while longer my faithful brothers and sisters and you will receive your reward (Matthew 25: 21, 23). Please don’t say you have bad days.


Waiting for my crown ~ Betty A. Burnett

Walking in Victory 6-16-2022

Today I am shifting to let the readers know how God uses doctors to help our bodies to be at the optimal health. Paul called Luke, the beloved physician; the Greek meaning- one who heals (Colossians 4:14).


• The apostle John wrote: Beloved, I wish above all things that you will walk in health and prosper even as your soul prospers (3 John 2).


• How do our souls prosper? By reading, studying, and living according to the Word of God. I am a living witness of a person who walk in health and prosper as my soul prospers. I also speak life over my situation everyday (Proverbs 18:21), along with doing whatever possible to walk in victory (Romans 8:37).


• As a person thinks who he is in his heart, that’s who he is (Proverbs 23:7). I just got to throw this in: Whoever thinks evil against another person is evil.


• The Word of God says as your days are so shall your strength be (Deuteronomy 33:25).

Proof

• Moses lived to be one hundred and twenty years old and still had clear vision. God is the same when it comes to us having clear vision. Since His ways and thoughts are higher and different (Isaiah 55:8) than ours 

Example

• In two thousand sixteen, I had cataract surgery to improve my vision, can’t remember how long it had been since I could see this clear without eyeglasses.


• I am not saying that our bodies won’t get afflicted (Psalm 34:19); what I am saying is we don’t have to remain in those conditions that will hinder us from doing what God has called us to do.


• As I go to my appointment with a new podiatrist, I am believing God will use him to help me “Keep Pep in my Step.” I have got to keep it moving and not let the setbacks hold me back from my assignment. Even when the devil throws his fiery darts, my shoes for my feet are ready to spread the gospel of peace (Ephesians 6:15).


• Thanking God that He satisfies my mouth with good things and my youth is being renewed like that of an eagle (Psalm 103:5).


Victory is mine ~ Betty A. Burnett

Some Righteous Men Who Fell 6-15-2022

In continuing with “A Falling Away” when it comes to those who belong to God, let’s see what happened to some people who walked close to God.


• David understood what it meant to fall, and he wrote this: The steps of a [righteous] man are ordered by the Lord and He delights in his way. Although he falls, he shall not utterly be cast down, for the Lord upholds him with His hand (Psalm 37:23-24).


• All of Jesus’ disciples deserted Him (Mark 14:50); Peter even denied that He knew Jesus (Luke 14:54-62). Yet, he was sorrowful after he lied about knowing Jesus; he was fearful of his life. Did Jesus write Peter off? Of course not! Be careful about writing people off.


• Jesus told Peter: Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith will not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31-32).


• Some say if you confess a sin and commit that sinful act again, that you were not truly repentant. Not only did Peter deny Jesus, but years later, he did not want some of the Jews to know that associated with Gentiles and Paul rebuked Peter for his action. Peter withdrew from the Gentiles in fear of the Jews who were hypocrites and this affected Barnabas who went astray because of their hypocrisy (Galatians 2:11-21).


• Has there ever been a time you were ashamed to admit that you are a follower of Jesus (that He is your Savior)?


Let’s talk about another man of God who had what we consider human failures

Abraham repeated the same sin (lied) two times.

• Lie # 1: Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister" because he was fearful of the king taking his life (Genesis 12:10-20). But the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.” Actually, Sarah was Abraham’s half-sister (Genesis 20:12).


Lie # 2: Abraham got the king in trouble. Although Abraham lied, the Lord had him to pray for the king and the Lord healed the all the wombs that He had shut of everybody in Abimelech’s house (Genesis, chapter 20).


• Regardless of the lies Abraham was called a friend of God (James 2:23), and he is listed in the Faith Hall of Fame (Hebrews 11:8-10). A verse says, by faith Abraham obeyed - from God’s perspective because He sees His children as perfect.


• However, from our human perspective we must go through a process because we are not perfect. Although we are in a natural environment, we look at things from the natural. Even so, we must look at things from God’s perspective (view) in order to understand His Word.


• God is not confined to time or space because He is eternal. But when He created everything, it was done in time and a day by day process (Genesis, chapters 1-2). Nevertheless, God still loves us so much that He wants us to see things from His perspective, which makes us have a better understanding of who He is and we become more intimate with Him.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

“A Falling Away” ~ Apostasy 6-14-2022

• There are two types of “Falling Away,” these people are called apostates. The Word of God says there is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9b). This happened while Jesus Christ walked on the earth over two thousand years ago. One of His disciples (Judas, the traitor) was an apostate, in this sense it meant he was never saved.


• When it comes to the situation with Judas, the only one who knew he was not saved was Jesus (John 17:12). Judas acted like he was saved, and he was the treasurer (John 13:29). This is more confirmation that only God knows who is saved.


• Many of these ministries/churches have huge followers, and they may not seem to be from God. But we don’t know who God saves, we should be forever grateful that He saved us.


• On the other hand, people can be saved and still fall away. This is a tough topic, and the reason being is, God only has that call as far as who is saved and who is not.


• Jesus even told His disciple to let the wheat and the tare grow together and at the end they would be separated. In essence, the wheat and tare looked alike and they could pluck out the wrong ones (Matthew 13:24-30).


• All of Jesus’ disciples deserted Him (Mark 14:50); Peter even denied that He knew Jesus (Luke 14:54-62).

There are scriptures indicating who is saved and who is not. It appears that this group of people were not saved.


• They went out from among us, for if they had been among us, no doubt they would have remained (1 John 2:19). Again, from their standpoint these people were not saved.


• If that were the case, what about some of my brothers and sisters who have an addiction and that stronghold has a grip on them? Do we have the right to say they are not saved because of their ungodly actions due to them being bound?


• I know some people who are still bound and when they come down off the high, they are remorseful. This tells me that they are weak and continue to fall into Satan’s trap. We need to be praying because it could be us.


• We cannot say what we will not do, but the best thing to do is to hope that it does not happen to us. It is by God’s grace that any of us are what we are (1 Corinthians 15:10). Please do not ever say never; you will eat those words!


• Paul said this of his fellow-laborer: For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica (2 Timothy 4:10).


• Don’t carnal Christians get caught in worldly things? That’s why Jesus told the twelve disciples and us to enter in the narrow gate, because wide is the gate that leads to destruction [to suffer loss in the eternal kingdom] (Matthew 7:13-14).


• Some scholars think the wide road is hell. That is impossible because when He told them to enter, that means they had to be saved otherwise if they entered for their salvation, which would have been works.


• This should really make every child of God think before they speak about who is saved and who is not saved. It is none of our business; that is God’s business.


~ Forever grateful ~ Betty A. Burnett

Why is Christ Being Divided? 6-13-2022

This is a piggy-back from the message “Sowing Discord Among Brothers and Sisters in Christ.” It is certainly dishonoring Christ who hung on the cross, suffered and died for our sins. He became sin for us (on our behalf); what an awesome exchange (2 Corinthians 5:21).


• Since Christ did all that for us, why are we pulling each other apart, when He made us whole [complete] (Colossians 2:10). Is Christ divided? Some people were looking up to one leader and others were looking up to another leader - this is division (1 Corinthians 1:13). We have been called to oneness in Christ (Galatians 3:28). No one is better than the other.


• Why do we pierce one another and make each other suffer, when Jesus Christ already suffered and died for us? And on top of that, He rose to give us a new and victorious life. We have the new life, but how much victory do we have.


• Biting and devouring each other is like a stabbing blow where it hurts the most. It is also like a house that has been split in two and it falls apart. A house divided cannot stand (Matthew 12:25b). In other words, anything divided against itself cannot stand. Since we are God’s temple [house], why are we destroying His temple (1Corinthians 6:19-20).


Tear apart - To destroy a group or association by making people fight or argue with each other:

synonyms: divide · split · split down the middle · sever · break apart · disunite · rupture · rend


• The whole law is fulfilled in one word: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another make sure that you are not consumed by one another Galatians 5:14-15).


Footnote:

The imagery is of wild animals savagely attacking and killing each other – a graphic picture of what happens in the spiritual realm when believers do not love and serve each other.

John McArthur Study Bible [ESV] 

My experience

A neighbor owned several pit bulls; they would fight savagely at each other. I would be screaming: “Those dogs are going to kill each other.” Blood was flying everywhere. Later I found out they were trained to fight each other. It seemed so brutal to me.


• Those who cause divisions and offenses in the church “serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly” (Rom. 16:17-18). These types of people are driven by their own self interests.


• The sowing of discord causes envy, strife, and division (1 Corinthians 3:1-3). Are you walking around being miserable for nothing because your feelings were hurt? Grow up! Then you want your friends to dislike those who you think hurt your feelings. James warns us not to speak evil of each other (James 4:11).


• What about somebody correcting you because you don’t have enough understanding to rightly divide the Word of truth. Prayerfully you will mature, accept it, and get over these little petty hold-backs. If you think I am being hard, read how Paul the apostle wrote to certain churches to correct them and bring them out of their baby state. Love corrects too!


Bottom line is whoever acts like this is still a babe in Christ.

Now that you have read this message, I pray that whoever is guilty of these things will ask God to forgive them and if any harm has been done to another person, they should  also ask the person to forgive them.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Sunday Challenge 6-12-2022

Since our steps are ordered by the Lord (Psalm 119:133), what would you have done if God placed someone in your path to witness to? Better still, would you have been an effective witness?


After writing about a few messages about what is accepted as normal today, pertaining to homosexuality (gays, lesbians). Whatever term is used, it means someone attracted to or is in relationship with someone of the same sex, which is an abomination to God.


Two days ago, God placed someone in my path and it was obvious that the person had changed their appearance to be the opposite sex. I will call her Person, since she told me she was a lesbian.


I met Person at a tire company. This is a follow-up from a testimony of how “Our God is Amazing.” I had a nail in my tire about nine days ago, it was patched, but I needed new tires and God had provided a way for me to get the tires. After all, He is the Jehovah Jireh who supplies all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19) and that is a promise (2 Corinthians 1:20).


Back to my recent experience

Two days ago, another tire had a nail in it! Thank God the tire had not completely deflated and I was ab le to drive to the tire company. Although the tire was repairable, I was told my tires were dry rot, the tires were five years old.

The person that I am calling Person was the one who assisted me; nice and impressionable. Person dropped me off at home and picked up about three hours later. That was the door of opportunity for me to witness.


Person was playing a CD by Al Green.

Our conversation

Betty – “I see you like Al Green”

Person – “Yes, I like the oldies; my mom plays them”

Betty – “I am in ministry, but still like some of the oldies unless they have bad words and so on. Before I was saved I liked all kinds of soul music even if it was alluding to sex like “It’s your thing, do what you want to do”


Person told me she was a lesbian and she has a wife, and the wife’s mother is in ministry. Person said she believed in God and she prayed to God but was not into church.


Betty – “Regardless of who/what you are, I love everybody. You don’t believe that God made you a lesbian, do you? 

Person – “No”

Betty - Do you believe that you will go to heaven and live eternally with Jesus?” 

Person - Somewhat”


I told Person that it was about having a personal relationship with Jesus by allowing Him to come into the heart.


Betty- “Were you turned off by someone in the church?” 

Person – “No, but we are not accepted by some people”


Betty – “The church should extend its arms to everybody, even gays. However, they are not to be a part of the body of Christ or the ministry unless they have a change of heart.” 

By that time, we had reached our destination. One waters, another plants and God give the increase - He is the only one who save souls.


For your information, a change of means a change of lifestyle (2 Corinthians 5:17).


Question: What would you have done in a given situation? Would you have been turned off because the person was a lesbian and you looked down on a person that God made whose soul is important?


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

O’ Magnify the Lord with Me, Let Us Exalt His Name Together 6-11-2022

Many of the Psalms were songs of praises were written by David.


David was a Praiser

• “I will praise the Lord at all times and His praise will continue to be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1). David praised God personally in Psalm 34:1. Yet when he gets to another stanza (verse), he wanted it to be a corporate praise – let us exalt His name together.


• In other words, we should praise God individually and we should also praise Him with others. There is a special anointing when people join together in harmony lifting up the Lord through praise.


David was a musician

• Remember the song “Little David play on your harp”? He played the harp to soothe King Saul when the evil spirit was sent from the Lord upon him (1 Samuel 16:23). Saul was being judged for his wrong-doing.


David was a dancer

• David danced completely out of his outer garment because of the joy he experienced: David brought the ark to the temple…. he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. And David danced before the Lord with all his might (2 Samuel 16:14-23).


• Just because David danced with all his might, when we are in a congregation of people remember the balance; God is a God of order. Even in our praises the attention should always be on the Lord.


• Ain’t no rocks gonna to cry out for me, even if my circumstances seem to be unfavorable. Whatever comes or goes works out for my good (Romans 8:28).


• Saints of the Most-High God, all of us have something to praise God about.


We are still “above the ground” and God has given us another opportunity to get things right (1 John 1:9), God has given us another opportunity to fulfill our purpose, God has given us another opportunity to forgive someone who done evil against us. God has given us another opportunity to rise above any situation because you are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loves us (Romans 8:37).


Come on saints, let’s rise and shine and give God the glory! Let’s magnify His name together.


Praising the only wise God our Savior!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Sowing Discord Among Brothers and Sisters in Christ 6-10-2022

Since I have been on the series about things that are an abomination to God, the bible talks about another kind of abomination that divides God’s children.


There are six things that the Lord hate, yes and the seventh is an abomination to Him.

You may think, how could a Christian do these evil things? I don’t have the answer, except I know for a fact that some people who go to church and profess to be born-again have been guilty of committing these wicked acts. If you think Christians cannot be called wicked, you need to read the bible. Jesus called the servant who did not do His will wicked (Matthew 25:26).


Proverbs 6:16-19

1) Haughty look – showing the attitude of being superior to some others. They walk around in the church with their head up in the air and they will not speak.


2) Lying tongue – a gossiper spreads rumors about what they heard, but it isn’t truth, they are tattletales Some were disorderly and not working busybodies (2 Thessalonians 3:11).


3) Hands that shed innocent blood – God hated murder from the very beginning of time; no one had or has a right to take another person’s life, except the government which established capital punishment. Whoever shed the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed (Genesis 9:5).


David had an innocent man killed (2 Samuel 11:14-16), yet he was called a man after God’s heart (1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22). Marvin Gay’s father was a minister and he killed his son.


4) A heart that devises wicked plans (schemes) - deliberately plotting to do evil against. For instance, they will retaliate when somebody does them wrong, by planning how they can get them back. God will take care of the people (Romans 12:17-21), we are in spiritual warfare; therefore, we are not wrestling against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:10-17).


5) Feet that are swift in running to do evil – These types of people keep something going; they are mischievous [cause trouble].


6) A false witness who speaks lies – a person who deliberately gives false testimony is a perjurer [liar].


7) And one who sows discord [strife, contention] among the brothers. This is the one I am really concentrating on.

What kind of people sow discord among their brothers and sisters? 


These are a few of many 

A carnal Christian, one who has not matured in their walk with the Lord (1 Corinthians 3:1-3). A person in a clique, they think their group is better than another group. Any denomination that thinks they are better than another denominational church. A racist Christian also causes the church to be divided (this is discord). 


Discord means not to be on one accord: a lack of harmony.

The reason the church is not prospering spiritually is due to discord. That’s the reason the signs, wonders and miracles are not manifested in the church. At the beginning of the church age, the people [apostles] were in harmony with each other and God did great things through them (Acts 5:12).


How can there be an anointing to destroy yokes unless there is harmony between sisters and brothers in Christ (Psalm 133)? Even though all born-again believers are anointed of Christ (1 John 2:27), it is up to us how of that anointing we walk in.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Abominable Things that are Allowed in the Church (Part 2) 6-9-2022

In concluding the messages pertaining homosexuals, let’s see how they are allowed to participate in some modern day churches.


This is what the Word of God says

• Gay people being involved in ministry? At the beginning of the church age, the apostles asked the people to look out among them and pick seven men of good report to serve, so they could devote themselves to prayer and the Word (Acts 6:1-7).


• What does the Word say about Gay ministers/pastors? If a man desires the office of a bishop, let him be the husband (male) of one wife (female)….. (1 Timothy 3:1-7). Please read all the verses.


From the internet

• No effeminate [homosexual/gay] shall inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9). Like the Latinmollis, metaphorically, and in a bad sense: effeminate, a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness

[əˈfemənət] ADJECTIVE derogatory (with reference to a man) having characteristics and ways of behaving traditionally associated with women and regarded as inappropriate for a man.


synonyms: effete · unmanly · womanish · foppish · affected · niminy piminy · mincing · posturing · queeny · campy · limp-wristed · pansyish


To the bible

• Do you not know that the unrighteous will inherit the kingdom of God? There is a list of names pertaining to unrighteous things in the verse, but since the subject is about homosexuality, I am putting emphasis on gay people.


• The hypocritical leaders who sweep this evil under the carpet, ignore it or they are afraid someone’s feelings may be hurt, they are no better than the scribes (lawyers) pharisees (teachers of the law).


This is what the Word of God says in Matthew, chapter 23 – There are many woes, but emphasis will be on verse 13 (indignations/offenses) Jesus was upset with these hypocrites.


• But woe to you scribes and pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. Woah! If that is not a hard warning, I don’t know what is.


• Every church that I have been a member of some gay people were involved in ministry. This is not hear-say or grapevine information. It was known to many people. One pastor was even approached, but he never did anything about it. Ain’t that a shame!


• The most obvious ones were musicians and one of them died from HIV. The Spirit of God led me to pray for a musician and a few years later, the Lord put us in each other’s paths. I told him that the Spirit had me interceding for him, and he told me he had been delivered, he was free. Praise God!


Whom the Son sets free is free indeed! If you are bound by that demonically influenced spirit of homosexuality, you too can be set free.


Next: Sowing Discord Among the Brothers [and sisters] - Abomination


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Abominable Things that are Allowed in Some Churches (Part 1) 6-8-2022

Gays And The Church: A Complex Relationship. 

This is some information I came across that is in relation to my messages written about some things that are accepted as normal. Today will be an introduction or a preview to what the Word of God says about the abominable things that are allowed in some churches.


• Fairly or not, African-Americans have become the public face of resistance to same-sex marriage, owing to their religious beliefs and the outspoken opposition of many Black pastors.


• Yet the presence of gays and lesbians in Black churches is common. And the fact that they often hold leadership positions in their congregations is the worst kept secret in Black America.


• While many Black pastors condemn gays and lesbians from the pulpit, the choir lofts behind them often are filled with gay singers and musicians. Some male pastors themselves have been entangled in scandals involving alleged affairs with men.

• "Persons who are in the closet serve on the deacon boards, serve in the ministry, serve in every capacity in the church," a pastor of a church in Maryland, says of Black churches. The pastor is a prominent advocate of gay marriage. "I do believe a certain hypocrisy is there."


• A gospel music superstar shocked the non-gospel world years ago by revealing in a 2001 book that God "delivered" him from a gay "lifestyle" that he said was a result of being sexually abused as a boy. Notice that the gospel-singer never said God made him that way. So, to those who say that God made them that way, please stop lying on God.


• A person can become gay because of what the mother is doing while she is carrying the baby in her womb; the child can also pick up traits. Whatever the case, there can be deliverance; don’t let the devil continue to hold you in bondage.


 There are various types of addictions a person can have. It can be alcohol, smoking, and even physical intimacy. You are likely to inherit those addictions from your mom if she has them. There are also certain traits inherited from the father.


• Following the 1991 death of a gospel music legend still regarded as the "king" of the genre, a male member of the man’s choir sued his estate claiming that he contracted HIV due to his five-year sexual relationship with the singing icon. The lawsuit was settled out of court.


This is what a global Caucasian church said about gay people

• By all accounts, the church does seem to want LGBT people to feel welcome — with limits. They are welcome to attend, worship, even participate as members. They are eligible to serve in some roles, but not others. So and So for example, can sing in the choir, but would not be eligible to direct it. The leader even called his church “a gay-welcoming church” in a statement.


• While this may sound regressive (returning to former or lesser state) to many unfamiliar with Christianity, it is astounding (shocking, staggering) given the history of evangelicalism’s treatment of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people.


Brothers and sisters, please stick to God’s Word.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Breaking the Chains

Greetings Family and Friends ~ Announcement 6-6-2022

• I am going to be tied up tomorrow, but I plan to continue posting the unfinished series pertaining to what is an abomination to God on Wednesday.


• This is a topic that I was uncomfortable with, but in obedience to God, it will be continued. It was stated when this series began that I might lose some family and friends, but I would rather that happen than to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ and lose my reward for not doing what I am called to do.


• I do not know anyone whom I am connected with that does not have those on substance abuse or gay people in their family. The messages are not to hurt anyone, but it needs to be addressed and dealt with by those God has graced to come forth with the truth so people can be set free, and that is because God loves them as well as He loves everybody else.


• Yesterday one of my neighbors attended a church yesterday, and she said the pastor spoke about transgenders and he welcomed them to visit the church. I believe that was a blessing, because something in a message might bring conviction and their lives could be transformed, praise God.


• Welcoming gay people to come to church is different than allowing them to become a member unless they accept Christ, and it is different than allowing them to be involved in ministry, which is a big issue in many churches today.


• We should never agree or look over anybody’s sin, yet when these people are going against the nature of God, which is completely different. It is detestable to God. All sins have consequences, but the sin same-sex activity is different.


• I will put it like this: A person is saying that God did not know what He was doing when He made them a male or a female, so they have the right to make their bodies different. Evidently these people don’t realize that God made them and it was impossible for them to make themselves. This is dishonoring God!


• I am believing that these messages will bring conviction on many people who are living that kind of life-style. God said His Word would not return to Him void [empty]; whatever and wherever He purpose the message to go, it will be accomplished (Isaiah 55:11).


Coming Wednesday: Abominable Things that are Allowed in Some Churches (Part 1)


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Our God is Amazing! 6-4-2022

• Earlier this week my tire was flat (had a nail in it). Road-side assistance came out a put the donut on and I drove to a tire shop. Praise God, they were able to plug the tire at no cost, but I needed a new battery, which was replaced. An oil change and tires are next on the list, which will total almost a thousand dollars.


• During early morning prayer with some of my sisters I believed God our Jehovah Jireh (Philippians 4:19) would supply every need. Since this is one of His promises, I had no doubt. After getting off the prayer line, I had another talk with Him.


• Lo and behold, the Spirit showed me that I still had a gift card that has ninety dollars on it, which will take care of the oil change.


• God had someone to call and asked me to serve in a capacity that would bring monetary blessings that will be applied to the tires when I need them, not in a hurry, waiting to see how He's going to manifest the rest.


• I just want to say our God is absolutely amazing and every promise of His is yes and amen to His glory (2 Corinthians 1:20).


• I pray that the blessings of the Lord will overtake you as they are overwhelmingly overtaking me (Deuteronomy 28:2), the principle is for us just as it was in the Old Testament. But the principle is conditional – the little word if is a big IF.


• God wants us to look to Him as our Source, and He will make it happen in whatever or whomever He sees fit. Faith and Obedience are the keys to walking in victory!


Have an awesome day in the Lord!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

What is Accepted as Normal ~ Somebody’s Mind is Warped! 6-3-2022

• In continuing with yesterday’s message, I was reminded of what Paul the apostle wrote: For I am ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for every who believes to the Jew first and also the Greek [Gentiles] Romans 1:16. Even though none of these people were saved yet, they knew about God because the evidence of God was in His creation.


• During a conversation yesterday, the person said other sins were just as bad, like adultery. I said, but the sin of same-sex activity is worse because it goes against the nature of God (He created everything of its own kind). In order for the world to continue to populate, one kind has copulated (have sex with) with the other kind. How can the same kind reproduce?


• Sex should only be between a male and female who are married because God created it to be that way. Although having sex outside of marriage is sinful, to have sex with someone of the same sex is an abomination.


• Some people committed these atrocious and, there is another instance in the Word of God where angels went against the nature of God by transforming themselves into men and married the daughters of men and they had children with them (Genesis 6:4).


• This act was so atrocious (horrifyingly wicked), they didn’t keep their own habitation or first estate are chained in darkness (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6), waiting for that great day when they will be cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10).


• They left first estate means they changed themselves into something other than what God created them to be. Their horrifying act was so terrible that if God had not chained them can you imagine what the world would be like if they were still around?


• The reason I am sharing about the fallen angels is because they went against the nature of God and gay people go against the very nature of God also. I find it quite interesting that something horrifying does not happen to these people. Then I think about God’s grace when it comes to us, where sin abounds, grace abounds more. In other words, God’s children cannot sin beyond His grace (Romans 5:20).


• Old Testament: If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination, they shall surely be put to death, their blood is upon them (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13). Thank God we are living in the period of grace, but don’t take God’s grace for granted.


• New Testament connection – That they knowing God’s judgment practice such things are worthy of death, not only the ones who commit these horrifying acts, but those who give approval of these atrocious acts (Romans 1:32). 


 This is an example of someone cares about souls

• If you saw your child about to get hit by a car, wouldn’t you do everything possible to keep the child from being injured or killed? You would risk your own life to rescue the child from danger.


That’s me! I would risk trying to get souls delivered, even if my reputation were put on the line for being a Miss Goody Too-Shoes.


Coming soon ~ Abominable Things that are Allowed in the Church


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

What is Accepted Among Some Who Profess to be Born-Again 6-2-2022?

• This message may shock some readers, but as with the other posts, I am writing what the Word of God says. It will bless me tremendously if you check out the scriptures to see if these messages are true. I check people out regularly, and that includes my teacher.


• This is touchy topic because people are using all kinds of excuses which include twisting the scriptures to justify why they are gay. Some even say God made them that way; that is not true according to the Word of God. I may lose some family or friends because of this message, but the one thing I will not do is lose my reward when I stand before Jesus Christ. My relationship with Christ supersedes all other relationships.


• Believe me, this is a difficult task, but obedience is better than sacrifice. God loves everybody but He hates sin of any kind. However, this is one of the sins that is an abomination/detestable (moral horror that is a stench to God) because it goes against the nature of God.


• Why wouldn’t it be detestable, when God so wonderfully and fearfully made each of us (Psalm 139:14); some male and some female (after its kind), yet some want to change how God made them. Don’t you know that is was God who made you and you did not make yourselves? (Psalm 100:3)


• God made everything after its kind and that stands to reason because He wanted the different kinds, like male and female (husband and wife) to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth and subdue [bring under control] it and have dominion over living thing on the earth (Genesis 1:28).


 Let’s see what God says about marriage

Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:21)

• And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept – Pause: God was the first Anesthesiologist and the first Surgeon; He was the first in everything. Continue: And He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh. And the rib that God had taken from Adam, He made a woman and brought her to the man. God put them together. Again, He made everything after its kind, including male and female.


• A man who finds a wife, finds a good thing, and obtains favor with the Lord (Proverbs18:22). A woman should never, ever pursue a man, God will reveal to the man the woman that is to be his bride, because the man is seeking the Lord for his wife.


This is what the Word of God says about same-sex (homosexual) activity (being attracted to people of one’s own sex).

• For those who say they were born like they are, the Word of God says: They knew who God was, there was evidence of who God was, but they were not thankful and they did not honor Him, they suppressed the truth, and they chose to worship the creatures rather than the Creator.


• Their foolish hearts were darkened and they were vain [useless] in their thinking, claiming to become wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, and birds and animals and creeping things… For this reason, God gave them up to dishonorable passions They worshipped their bodies among themselves.


• For their women exchanged natural relationships and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. They were filled with all kinds of unrighteousness (Romans 1:18-31).


Please come back tomorrow, too much to continue today.


Set free ~ Betty A. Burnett

What are Preachers Doing With all That Money? 6-1-2022

• A few times as I was pulling up different sites on the internet, this is what popped up: Thirty-five of the richest evangelicals (preachers) in the United States. They were nothing compared to the billionaire preachers in some parts of Africa and China too.


• Why in the world would the children of God help to make these men and women richer, and they remain poor? Because they are ignorant and throughout the bible people idolized others because they wanted something tangible (what they could see) rather than trusting in the true and living God.


• Is that being a good steward over what God has given you to manage? We are to sow on good ground. And what is good ground? A ministry that is sincere with what God has given them to manage, money is not their number one priority, a ministry that gives as well as they receive.


• Some of these ministers say they give such and such, if that is the case why are they filthy rich? And what are they going to do with all that money. Although the bible says, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children” (Proverbs 13:22a), with $300 million, how will they spend it?


• God told Abraham that He would bless him and he would be a blessing (Genesis 12:2-3). Did God tell Abraham to keep all those blessings He gave him? The principle is still the same today. It is called the law of reciprocity – sowing and reaping (Galatians 6:7-9).


• Charge [counsel] them that are rich in this world, not to be high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy. That they are good and they do good works, ready to distribute…..(1 Timothy 6:17-18). Paul is talking about born-again believers.

I pulled up a list of fourteen of the richest pastors; not mentioning names.


Net worth – all in the millions

1) Three hundred million, 2 - 3) one hundred million, 4) sixty million

5) fifty-five million, 6) twenty-seven million, 7) twenty-five million

8 - 9) twenty million, 10) ten million, 11-14) five million


• I hope you not are saying “I wish.” The love of money is the root of all evil, which some coveted [strong desire] after, they have erred [wandered from the right way] from the faith and have pieced themselves with many sorrows (1 Timothy 6:10).


• Can you image how it would feel for someone to take a sharp instrument and pierce it into your body? It has to be extremely painful, that’s what happens to people who covet after money. I pray that you will sow into a ministry that is not for self-gain, and if you are led by the Spirit of God, your money will go to the right place.


• For those of you who desire to be rich in the world system, focus on Jesus Christ and be spiritually rich. You will experience peace and joy like never before.


Experiencing Joy and Peace ~ Betty A. Burnett


"Money, Money, Money"

Would You Like to Tell Your Story/Testimony? 5-31-2022

Before I finish the messages about the ungodly things that are going on in the church (body of Christ), I am asking some people who are instrumental in my life to share their story/testimony. This includes my brothers and sisters in ministry, and how God has blessed you with success.


A couple of weeks ago I was led to post a testimony/story about one of my spiritual children’s accomplishments.

There are others whom I have been close to for many years that have testimonies of healings and certain types of deliverances. Some may have pursued higher education, or some may not have, yet you have been blessed with good jobs.


Remember this, everybody does not have the same capabilities, but you are as good as the next person. No story is too small to share, and between you and me working together, your testimony is going to help someone else.

Everybody who has experienced anything in life, whether young or older; you have a story/testimony.


Example of myself

During the early years of my life fear gripped me because of some things that happened because of my surrounding, which put me in bondage for real. I also grew up in the hood and thought so little of myself because others had what seemed to be a better life. 


This inferior complex went with me most of my life, and I still have not reached the level of maturity I desire to reach. I do not like speaking to large audiences, but God has given me creative and innovative writing skills, which falls in the category of creative arts in addition to other gifts.


God set me free from being addicted to alcohol and nicotine. I was physically healed several times. Your story may not be the same as mine, but you have a testimony. I love to share what the Lord has done in the lives of others. 

Your story will encourage someone and motivate them in their whatever their pursuits are. The stories will be posted once a week, depending on the number of people who will share. This is not to make anyone famous, but it is for others to be encouraged and for God to be glorified! Remember, it's all about God!


For the many people (regardless or your age) who are connected to me, and are interested, this is what I need from you. Email me your story and three different photos. I will edit it and then contact you if any changes need to be made. Your story will be posted on LinkedIn, Facebook and it will be published on my website: Burnettministries.org

Contact information

[email protected]

(336) 681-2973


Waiting with expectation to hear from you!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

“Memorial Day”

Memorial Day Reflections of Patriotic Service ~ the Builders and Defenders 5-30-2022


• For all those who fought on foreign soil and lost their lives on behalf of the United States of America, this is in remembrance of a service well done!


• For the ones who came back to their native land; some physically whole, while others were wounded and lost limbs; for those who had emotional scars that damaged them permanently, thanks to the Almighty God for your sacrificial service.


• For those of you who offered support and love shown to the soldiers who deserved all the incentives available for putting their lives on the line and being loyal to the country they loved, thanks be to God for your compassionate hearts.


• Although these men and women fought for their country, there were others throughout history who shed blood, sweat and tears to build this country; they will never be forgotten.


• If it had not been for these people, we would not be where we are today, thanks be to the Lord God for how they laid the foundation that we continue to build on.


• Even though there are two sets of people who made a difference for the betterment of the United States, their cause was similar. One group was brave warriors who were trained and prepared for battle, while the others were given grace for whatever came their way on the US soil.


Land of the Free

Many of our forefathers died for our freedom. It also took a lot of strength and endurance for our forefathers to build this country.


Home of the Brave

It took a lot of courage to fight on foreign territory and face the enemy and do everything possible to win the war on behalf of our country.


• I pray that you will enjoy this Memorial Day and give thanks to the Lord for all those who fought on foreign soil for our country. As we reflect on the memories of those in our country who made a difference in our lives, let’s continue to give thanks.


Forever Grateful ~ Betty A. Burnett

Sunday Message from Saturday’s Blessings 5-29-2022 ​

• Yesterday some of us went to Atlantic City and had planned to leave there and go to a Mayday in Collingswood, NJ. Our trip did not go any further than AC.


• Even though the event was longer than we had anticipated, looking back I see how it was ordained by God for us to be there for that specific time.


• After leaving the event we walked along the boardwalk, looking for a place to eat and looking at all the shops.

• Finally, it was decided where we would eat. The eatery had nice outside tables with bamboo umbrellas. The breeze from the ocean was great!


• As we were eating, our conversation was about all the evil that is going on in the church and how things will get worse before Jesus returns. My niece read this scripture: Know this also, that in the last days perilous times will come ….. (2 Timothy 3:1-7). Please read it.


I used those verse in a message last week pertaining to all the perverted things that are going on in the church today.


• After leaving the eatery, we headed back to the Showboat my nephew and I picked up where we left off with our conversation, while heading back to the Showboat it started to rain. Once we got to the Showboat, there were empty chairs in the lobby and we sat down for a while. During that time, the conversation continued.


• My point being, wherever we may be, there is still freedom of speech. Instead of gazing at what was around us; the provocative way many people were dressed, we were engaged in a spiritual conversation.


• When I say the trip was ordained by God, it was meant for us to be exactly where we were. During these conversations in a worldly environment, who knows how many people heard us.


• I love going to Atlantic City as well as New York and Philadelphia, not just for having fun only, but wherever the Lord allows me to go, I take the opportunity to get engaged in the Word of God.


Sunday blessings to each of you.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~ 

Hiding Behind the Pulpit 5-26-2022

• It is important for the readers to know about all this evil that is going on in the body of Christ (church). While the reality shows are presenting what they think is a real picture, we as children of God need to know the reality of these evils and it should provoke us to be more eager to spread God’s truth.


• We cannot go behind the doors of the church and be comfortable, we are commissioned to carry the true Gospel so others can be saved and delivered from bondage (Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18, Matthew 28:19-20).


We have plenty of work to do! Why?

• Perverts are using their position to take advantage of innocent ones and using the pulpit to hide behind or cover their sins. The pimpin preachers’ pervert the Gospel and there are others who are perverts.


• There is a vast difference between the two; a pervert had issues most of their lives from child abuse, molestation and etc. Some became gay because someone took advantage of them. This demon used their past to influence them to have sex with a person of the same sex.


• There are many men standing behind the podium who are sex perverts. And some people call them a man of the cloth. Man of the cloth, what kind of cloth? It certainly is not clean cloth. It is dirty, filthy, low-down rotten cloth. These types of people need to be in a place where they can get delivered and set free from that pervert spirit of lust.


Definition of a pervert

A person whose sexual behavior is regarded as abnormal and unacceptable.

synonyms: deviant · degenerate · debauchee · perverted person · depraved person


• Let’s look at the other side of it when it comes to a pervert, he or she is still a soul that needs to be delivered. That person and all of us who are born-again are still in these flesh bodies, therefore we need to consider this. It could have been us. There is a difference in a sexual sin that affects people inwardly. When a person has sex with another person, their souls become tied, and only God can break that tie and set them free.


• However, other sins are outward and they can still affect others but not as severely. For instance, being a Christian and getting caught up into drugs will affect others. Somehow and somewhere, someone will see the person, whether it is copping drugs or being in a drug house getting high with sinners. This is why so many people are turned off with the church.


• Bottom line is, the sex pervert or the person on drugs, all of us have some deeply embedded roots that have entwined us with different issues. I do strongly suggest if the person is exposed and they have a position in the church, they should sit down for a certain time.


• If a man is overtaken in a fault you who are spiritual, restore him in the spirit of meekness [with humility and gentleness], considering yourself unless you will also be tempted (Galatians 6:1). This means don’t to beat the person up and make him or her feel more guilty than they are. Be careful because no one is above falling into sin.


• Notice the word spiritual or walking in the spirit. The people who restore the fallen brother or sister are mature Christians. How can a baby Christian restore someone who was overtaken in a fault? Yet, a baby Christian is hurt when they hear of pastors who took a fall. In a previous paragraph I said some people get so turned by the evils that are going on in the church, some of them will not step inside a church.


Pray for deliverance for the person who is a pervert and pray for those who were traumatized by being molested.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~


"Hiding behind the pulpit"

Some Women Preachers Pimpin the Gospel (Part 2) 5-25-2022

• These are truly the last days and we are living in perilous times That is where we are in time, everything is getting worse, people who professed be born-again are jumping ship. There is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9b).


• One of the apostle Paul’s fellow-laborer Demas deserted him because he was in love with this present world (2 Timothy 4:10).


• In continuing with part two, the “Pimpin Preachers” are heady, high-minded: But understand this, in the last days there will be perilous times. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless….., reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God….


Avoid such people, for among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women who are burdened with sins and led astray by various passions (2 Timothy 3:1-7). They creep into the households of women who are weak through social media, television (talk shows, reality shows). I believe these women that they take advantage of could be dealing with certain issues that would cause them to be vulnerable to these lying charmers.


• I saw on YouTube where one preacher who called herself pastor planned to go out in the streets and witness. A man purchased the outfit she was going to wear, which was similar to daisy duke shorts and a see-through laced top. This seemed as though he was pimpin her.


• The woman said she was going to witness in those kinds of clothes. Her words: “How am I going to reach them in a suit.” She said this ministry God had given her in a very unorthodox way.


• Woah! Did you read that? I don’t what god she was talking about but the God I know would not do anything contrary to His Word. If what I saw and heard was not a hot mess, I don’t know what was.


She talked about reaching them on their level. What does the Word say?


• When the apostle Paul said he would condescend to their level to reach the lost, he did not mean to dress in a provocative way. He would preach on a level that they could understand, not being above their head.


• Remember, these people were not saved, so in order to reach them, he had to show Love and compassion. Paul did not say he became homeless to reach the homeless. He became weak in that he would condescend in ways that would lead to salvation, without compromising (1 Corinthians 9:22-23).


This is a warning pertaining to children of God, who are watching these ungodly shows, I urge you to stop. If you are looking so you will be able to tell others about all these evil things so-called Christians are doing, that’s fine. Just don’t be influenced by them.


However, if you think it to be entertaining, you are playing on the devil’s turf, and it is a shame before God.

Stand for what is right (truth, the Word) or fall for anything.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Preachers “Pimpin” the Gospel (Part 1) 5-24-2022

• I am sharing because it is mandated by God for these people to be exposed. These are a couple of scriptures about being aware of all the false and evil things that many of God’s people are not aware of. Why? Because they have not studied; it is plainly written.


• “Beware” of false prophets that come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves [they are not who they say they are] (Matthew 7:15). Beware unless you will be led away with the wicked (2 Peter 3:17).


• Several people told me about the reality show preachers and how disgraceful the show was; they talked about the life-styles of some so-called preachers. It is a shame how some preachers are making a mockery out of God’s Word. They are using it to their advantage to gain fame and fortune.


• These preachers are no different than where they came from, just using a different method. They use their charisma, charm, and manipulation to get over on, or take advantage of some people. They know how to play on people’s emotions.


• Watch out! They are perverting the Gospel; this is what Paul wrote to the church at Galatia and to us: I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you into the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – not that there is another one [gospel], but there are some who trouble you and want to distort [twist] the gospel of Christ.


But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed [under a curse] (Galatians 1:6-9).


• Years ago, I used to read about “Pimpin Preachers" and this falls in the same category. When these men and women build an audience in the name of the Lord through ways that are ungodly, they are no better than a drug dealer.


• The place I once lived drug dealers frequented the neighborhood. How did anyone know they were drug dealers? Because they drove high-end vehicles like Hummers, and etc.


• These people have literally gone nuts; it is all about themselves, being their own gods. And the worst thing they do is, use scriptures to justify why they live lavish life-styles. While watching a particular show, one quote-on-quote preacher said God said I wish that you prosper and be in health (3 John 2). - Only part of the verse.


• The Word of God written by John the apostle: Beloved, I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers. Tell me, how was/is his soul prospering?


• These people will go to certain scriptures and pull out what they want to make them to be.. Example: God will give you the desires of your heart - Wrong. There is a condition - Delight yourself also in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).


• Then the same preacher said: Jesus said seek ye first the kingdom, Matthew 6:33. Again, he did not quote the entire verse: Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33). Does it seem like he’s seeking God’s kingdom?


• They mix with worldly people and they act like people of the world. The Word of God tells us to come from among and be separate (2 Corinthians 6:14-17). A day of reckoning is coming.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Love of Money 5-23-2022

• I am continuing with the evil that is going on among God’s people. You will find out what the love of money does to many people. It has been stated over the years that money is the root of all evil; that is erroneous. The love of money is the root of all evil.


• Line from the O’Jays song: “Money can drive some people out of their minds,” but the truth is, the love of money drives some people out of their mind. I am talking about some people/preachers who profess to be born-again.


• They are making a mockery out of the Word, by using scriptures to justify why they can be rich.


The Word of God says

• But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothes let us be content. But those who are rich will fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition [damnation].


For the love of money is the root of all evil which some have coveted after, they have erred [wandered away from] the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. Charge them who are rich in this world not to be high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy. That they be rich in good works, ready to distribute [share], willing to communicate (1 Timothy 6:6-17).


• What it boils down to, people who love money are covetous: They have an excessive eager to obtain and possess; they have extreme greed for wealth or material gain.


• People have gotten caught up in all kinds of stuff because of greed; they have altered from their original course, instead of what was first intended.


This is a parable of what riches did to someone

The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And he thought within himself, what shall I do because I have no room to put my fruits. Then he said I will do this, I will pull down my barns and build greater, and I will put all my fruits and goods there.


And I will say to my soul, Soul you have many goods stored up for many years take ease [lay back and take it easy], eat, drink and be merry.


But God said to him, you fool this night your soul shall be required of you, then who shall these things belong to that you have provided? So is he that lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God (Luke 12:21)?


In other words, they are more interested in getting from God than they are having intimacy with God. These are narrow-way (carnal) people who loved the things of the world more than they love God (Matthew 7:13).


• Many people concentrate so much on things that they don’t realize life is but a vapor, it appears for a little time then it vanishes away (James 4:14). Whatever is gained on this earth stays here. It can’t be taken with you when you die.


• Listen, my brothers and sisters; has God not chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised to those who love Him (James 2:5)?


• It is not wrong to have money and other things, but do not let them have you. God allows some to be rich for a specific reason, while others seek to be rich on their own.


Not poor when all my needs are met (Philippians 4:19), but definitely rich in faith


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength!

• Yesterday, I spent time with saints in different places and it was so enjoyable.


• Today is another great day to spend time enjoying life despite the obstacles, challenges, trials, and persecutions that come with life. Remember this, every day is not going to be peaches and cream, but we can still experience joy.


• Having the right attitude is important when it comes to how much joy we will experience. We can count it all joy when tastings come, knowing that the testing of our faith works [brings about] patience, which results in us being mature (James 1:2-4).


• Question: How many of you want to become more mature in your walk with the Lord?


If so, it takes time to get to that place, because there are steps each of us must take to be perfect, which means mature.


Study the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15)


Pray (communicate with God) regularly (Luke 18:1, Thessalonians 5:17)


Fellowship with other saints (Hebrews10:25)


Be accountable to others who are more seasoned; they have experienced some of the things you are going through (Titus 2:3-5).


Do not!

Hold grudges - God does not hear our prayers (Psalm 66:18)


• These are some essential nuggets that will cause you to grow closer to the Lord and be more effective in whatever He has called you to do. And your joy will remain and be full!


• These are some essential nuggets that will cause you to grow closer to the Lord and be more effective in whatever He has called you to do.


• Lastly, understanding that all things work together for the good of those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).


Have an amazingly joyful Sunday in the Lord!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

God does Great and Mighty Things Through His Children 5-20-2022

Shakera


This young lady is one of my many spiritual daughters; we have known each other for four years.


It is a privilege to give recognition to a young lady of such godly character, for her accomplishment as an author.


I have a great desire to see young people pursue and fulfill whatever God has purposed for them and the good success that results from their tedious and consistent efforts (Joshua 1:8).


The Word of God tells us to esteem or give high regard to others above ourselves (Philippians 2:3-5). I will do whatever and whenever possible to encourage the younger generation to follow their God-given dreams (Habakkuk 2:2-4).


Meet Shakera

My books were written to inspire others. I was first published in 2004, while in High School as a junior, in a literary work entitled “A Celebration of Young Poets”.


In 2011 I was published in a creative non-fiction collaborative work entitled “Take Nine” which consisted of nine writers and nine creative non-fiction pieces. This is where “The Dealt Hand” my first self-published work was created.


It was later published in 2012 in a literary work entitled “The Aurochs Volume 12” while earning my master’s degree in Social Work. Literacy is a key area that has impacted my life in positive ways.


It is one of the ways I grew as a writer. As an author, I encourage those that aspire to use this gift of writing to stay passionate and never give up on being the best author they can be.


Shakera Williams


Shakera’s books “The Art of Resilience,” “The Dealt Hand,” “Resilient Inspired Spiritual Excellence” can be found on Amazon.com


Published by Betty A. Burnett/burnettministries.org

Bigger Ministry, More Money, Money, Money 5-19-2022

• Who gets all that money? 

The followers certainly are not blessed by the money. There was a time when the Christian TV Stations were having telethons once a year and now they are doing it more often. Many of these ministries seemed to have started out with the right motives, but glamor, fame and money changed some of them.


• Some ministers are preaching the Word, but near the end of their message they end tying the message in with the money and telling why people should give. I heard another kind of message where the minister would prophesy and operate in other gifts and he would end up asking for a certain amount of money.


• I thought the gospel was free. Greed has taken over and it makes you wonder if these people are saved or just out there to scheme to get rich. We all should know it takes money to run any kind of ministry, but what about those who have gotten rich using the Word of God for their personal gain?


• What are these multi-millionaires doing for you except getting your poor money to make themselves richer? There was a restaurant named “Po-Folks,” which served foods at an affordable or reasonable price.


• Today I am writing to you about “Po-Folks” who are eating the wrong kind of food, and they are spiritually malnourished because of what they have been fed by many televangelists.


• They are giving their little bit of hard earned money to make these ministries bigger, and what are they getting in return?


• If you were sick, would they come to see you, better still, they will not pray for you personally over the phone. As a matter of fact, you would not be able to reach them. In this day and time, it is a rarity that a local pastor will visit someone.


• They live high on the hog, wear the top of the line clothes, live in the upper-echelon neighborhoods, have guards like the president of the United States have the secret service, frequent the best restaurants, must sit in the business class on the airplanes; some choose to have their personal jets. Don’t even talk about the cars! They gained all their riches from poor and ignorant people who do not understand the Word of God.


• It is spiritual manipulation (clever, skillful). Bottom line, they have gotten their followers hooked. Instead of getting into a bible study that is teaching principles, some people would rather hear something that will tickle their ears (2 Timothy 4:3).


• Another thing is people used their hard earned money and travel wherever their favorite preacher is ministering to another ignorant audience. Even though God is not going to hold them guiltless, neither will you be guiltless. It is just that they will receive the greater condemnation/judgment (James 3:1).


Coming Monday “The Love of Money”


~ Betty A. Burnett ~


Don't let things cloud your view.

So Much Ungodliness in the House of God 5-18-2022

Paul addressed the churches about similar issues several times. Why? Because the issues were still prevalent (accepted) or they were not being dealt with.


• Paul wrote similar messages to the church of Corinth several times about certain things that were immoral. He named what some of them used to do, but he also said, you have changed: Such were some of you, but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).


• Paul also wrote to the Ephesus about things that should not be named among saints.


This is what the Word of God says about children of God using bad language (vulgar, dirty, and obscene).

Ephesians 5:3-6


• But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, do not let it be named among you, because this is unbecoming to saints. Neither filthiness nor foolishness talking nor jesting.


Uncleanness – impure or dirty

Filthiness – foul, dirty, nasty talk

• Foolishness – silly talk, godless

• Jesting – coarse jesting involved vulgar speech, indecent talk


• I can understand why some translations use coarse jesting. When Paul said all uncleanses and filthiness, it meant everything he named was bad, ungodly.


• Please listen saints, there is so much deception in the church today; some leaders are deceived and they are deceiving others with all this ungodly mess. And the people following these leaders are looking at these ungodly things as nothing.


• It is like Isaiah the prophet wrote, Woe to them who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness (Isaiah 5:20). This was referring to the nation of Israel, but what about today?


• They have reversed or turned things around. Some are saying, I don’t see anything wrong with it, it’s not hurting anybody.


• Be careful what comes out of your mouth, whatever comes from your mouth is in your heart (Matthew 15:18). The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked…. (Jeremiah 17:9). That is the reason it is necessary to work out our soul salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12).


• One does not work to obtain salvation, but works are required after salvation. The fear Paul is speaking of in working out your own salvation with fear and trembling having high respect to God by fulfilling our assignment, which is a daily process.


Back to what comes out of our mouths; did your momma or daddy ever say, “Watch your mouth?’ Well, God wants us to watch our mouths and anything else ungodly that we are doing.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Exposing Evil in the Church 5-17-2022

Today will be the beginning of a mini-series pertaining to some of the evil things that go in the church, the house of God.


• But first, I want to remind the readers that my call has been validated by God. Since some don’t agree with certain scriptures, it was written in yesterday’s message stating what my call is. I do not wear a collar around my neck, nor a long robe. Even though I have been certified into ministry by man, most importantly, God confirmed my call. In other words, I did not call myself, God did.


• Since many leaders are not open to correction, God is sending messages to those who are following these leaders, so they can be aware of those who are not living according to God’s standards.


I am going to start off with:

Cussing Preachers

• This particular man was known as the “cussing preacher” among many audiences. Some who professed to be born-again thought he was funny and apparently they enjoyed his kind of entertainment. Some kind of preacher and people, huh?


• I also knew a local pastor who used bad (cussing) words that were shameful for him and any other preacher, or any born-again believer to use.


• A man at a fitness program where we both were members, asked me if I would talk to some of the pastors about the way they were carrying themselves, of which one was a cussing preacher.


• The man said it was a shame the way some of the pastors were acting. I told him that they would not listen to me. Especially since I was a female. Some of them were not speaking to me anyway, because of some things that had been told to them about me. I understand that part of it was because of my call. They did not want to be corrected.


• Some other leaders have said certain words from the pulpit that are not becoming at any time. If they say these words, what do you think the congregation is going to do? Paul said: Be followers of me as I follow Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). Do not follow these leaders who are not following Christ.


• I never heard so much bad stuff being done and said in the church as it is today. It is so sad. Many people are using language from the Urban Dictionary and they are cuss words replaced with another cuss word. 


Example

 They get on my freaking (f------) nerves. 

She p----d (made the person angry) me off. 

What does the bible say about anger? 

Put it away! (Ephesians 4:31). 

If a person has an anger issue, they need to get delivered.


There is more, come back tomorrow and read what the Word of God says about jesting, course jesting (bad language) and more.


~ Betty A. Burnett~


Setting the Captives Free

A Lack of Understanding Causes Confusion 5-16-2022

• I am not trying to expose or talk down on any ministry, but God is exposing them. Some of us are vessels through which He is working. It is time for all of you who support certain ministries to know the truth about them, and if you already know the truth, you will be held accountable.


• Things have gotten so bad that one doesn’t know where to go to be a member of the house of God. That’s where the Spirit of God comes in; there is no perfect church. Wherever the Spirit leads us, something good comes out it (Romans 8:28), because there is a purpose for everything.


• Since so many born-again believers do not understand the five ministry offices in Ephesians 4:11, I am going to explain the office of the prophet/ess. My call of prophetess has been misunderstood by many people because they have not been taught about the gifts.


• I have been functioning in this gift since the early nineteen eighties; before I knew about the gifts. The Spirit of God has sent me to many leaders and now He is prompting me to write about some of these leaders who are abusing and taking advantage of people who are ignorant of His Word.


• Now to my call and the part of the prophetic I function in. I am called to and sent to correct and warn leaders, which ends up protecting the church from Satan’s attacks and deception. Since the leader is in charge of the flock, he is the one who is warned. Another aspect of the prophetic call is to foretell future events.


• Isaiah - Also, I heard the voice of the Lord saying. Whom shall I send and who will go for Us? Then I said, send me. Isaiah 6:8 is my motto: “Send me Lord, I’ll go.”


• The Lord told Isaiah to go and tell the people (Israel) about their sins. Isaiah asked the Lord how long he must tell the people about their sins; the Lord said until the cities be wasted without inhabitants and houses with people and the lands be utterly desolate (Isaiah 6:9-11).


• Jeremiah - God told Jeremiah that He had ordained him to be a prophet to the nations. When Jeremiah answered and said to the Lord he was a child, the Lord told Jeremiah, do not say that you are a child, for you shall go to all I send you and whatever I command you shall speak.


• Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you and will deliver you said the Lord. The Lord touched Jeremiah’s mouth and said My Words are in your mouth. (Jeremiah 1:4-10).


• Jeremiah is often called “the weeping prophet” because he shed tears over the sins of his people (Lamentations 2:11; 3:48). I did not want to go to some leaders, out of fear, but I obeyed.


• My point is this, God wants you to understand that when His people are continually sinning, He sends warnings because of His love for us. He speaks through His Word, He speaks through His Spirit, He speaks through circumstances like a billboard sign and He speaks through people; especially those in the prophetic office.


• My heart is heavy as I write these messages because of my love and concern for the spiritual welfare of my brothers and sisters. Some do not receive for different reasons, but I must tell what the Lord tells me to say, even if it is not received by some.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Family

I thought this wall applique was befitting to post.


• Family is like the branches of a tree. We may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.


Biological Family

• When it comes to our biological family, we have the same roots, but the truth is everybody that is born stems from the same root of our fore-father Adam (Genesis 5:1). God has made one blood of all nations of men….(Acts 17:26). The root is the same.


• When people spread over various parts of the world, there were different nationalities, and from that we have different branches of families. Regardless of how the branches spread, the root is the same.


• Notice, that I never said root with a plural.


Example

• Today, families have spread more than ever, but we are still family. Even if you don’t like or associate with certain family members, the root is still the same.


For the readers’ information, there is a flip side and it is

Spiritual

• To those of us who are born-again, that is, received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (Romans 10:9-10), we have a spiritual root. Our Root is Christ (Colossians 2:6-7), being rooted and grounded in Love (Ephesians 3:16-17).


• Love is what is required of every child of God (1 Corinthians, chapter 13). Adding to that, this is what I tell all those who say they love God whom they have not seen and do not love their brothers [or sisters] who they see; the Word of God says they are a liar and the truth is not in them (1 John 4:20).


• Please don’t disconnect from the other branches of the family because we need each other. Let’s do it like this; since God Himself put us together, let’s stay together.


I love you and it ain’t nothing you can do about it!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Watch that Music, Who and What is Behind it 5-13-2022

During my research, I was led to look up something back in the day about the psychedelic look (music and bands), and guess what it was the so similar that you could not tell the difference from the musicians in the church.


• God is exposing some wicked things the church is doing and some severe consequences will result from the church’s ungodly actions.


• When your children and grandchildren start to act strange, do not overlook it. Something is going on that is causing them to be in a world of fantasy. Satan starts off arousing their emotions, and then they are seduced to going further until they are hooked on something more than the music.


• Watch those cell/small group meetings that are not monitored. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors? They are not doing what the Word of God says. It is the older people, seasoned in their walk who should be responsible for having the younger accountable for their actions (Titus 2:3-6). Help them Lord!


• I went to the nightclubs before my new life, why should I go in the church and feel like I am in a nightclub? I do not go to church to be entertained; church for me is all about God. It not about me getting my groove on.


• The other imitation that has blinded the eyes of many people is, the songs sound good and they are biblically related, but how can the songs be spiritual when they are being sung by people who are performing rather than being in true praise.


• I was asked to write a couple of songs for a gospel group “The Great Commission” and “Jesus is My Rock” During some events, the Lord allowed me to hear them sing and it was such a blessing. It gave me joy to know that the focus was not on them, it was evident that they were singing out their hearts instead of performing out of the flesh.


• I could not understand why some churches use these cultish acting churches’ music until recently. Then my lightbulb came on, it was really the Spirit of God who brought it to light. Why not accept their music when their motives are the same. As they say, birds of a feather flock together. They love to be seen and looked up to as they put on their best performance.


Maybe, just maybe, someone will discover them through the church and they will become famous. Beware! Satan has set some of his followers in the church!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Watch that Music and Other Entertainment in the Church (Part 1) 5-12-2022

• Over the last twenty plus years, there has been a major shift in the church when it comes to music. The bands, certain kinds of praise music, praise dancing, and miming are some of the forms of entertainment that have come into the church to draw the younger people in. Guess who else is invited in. The devil himself!


• The truth is, I also agreed with some of the ways the people were ministering (really)? What was not agreed with I confronted and tried to bring it into correction, but to no avail. The good that from it was I no longer part