Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bearing in God's Love

In John 15:1-17 Jesus is giving instructions to His disciples because He knew His time with them would soon come to an end. He let them know that He was the true vine. The believers are the branches that are abiding in Him and those who does not bear fruit was not His. At the end of this chapter Jesus let His disciples know that the Holy Spirit would come to help them but they must abide in Him.

Jesus compared Himself as a vine in which they were the branches. This is why they needed to stay connected to Him. In the Old Testament God spoke to Israel as the vineyard. Jesus remind His disciple  that He was the vine and they were the branches and without Him they were nothing.
John 15:7,  "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." 

Today many have walked away from their first love. Jesus wants His disciples to stay connected by abiding in Him. The Church was stronger in the old days because they were together. We find the Church so divided that we are not stronge enough to create an atmosphere that will compel the sinners to come in to be saved.

Those who are truly saved must let the world know it. If we are not connected to the vine, we are lost. People in the Church must have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Too many in the  Church have lost their love to stay connected. You can not abide in Christ and hating people due to their skin color when God made us all.  Then when we bleed there is only one color for blood, red. God did not make a mistake when He made us.

We need to bring the sinners in and show God's love to all. Remember, we can catch a fish  and the first tis to clean him up. This is the same way with the unchurched. If we  would show love then we would have an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In closing do you remember the day you got saved? Then share your testimony with others. Just remember love comes from the heart.

 If the old method isn't working, then it's time to change that method, but never change God's Word. Then, love all people and you will be blessed. Remember the Word of God tells us that we have been commanded that we would love one another. God Bless......Dr. Annie Eskridge


Saturday, September 17, 2016

His Hands

God has His hands on all of His children.

Proverbs 13:22 NKJV. Please rightly divide this passage and it will save a lot of heartaches.
A good man leaves and inheritance to his children's children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous."

Now we all know that the Lord is not going to take any money from any one.  In the Book of Proverbs, wealth is a topic with many themes. Wealth may come as a benefit of righteous living.
Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, but he who gathers by labor will be increase

Proverb 10:22 says," the blessing of the Lord makes one rich. And He adds no sorrow with it."
Proverbs 8: 21, "That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries."

This tells me I must be obedient to the Word of God in order to reap the benefits. Just think about the Word of God and follow after holiness and you will be blessed.

God Bless you...Dr. Annie R. Eskridge. areskridge@sbcglobal.net

Monday, June 22, 2015

Still Climbing Part 2

You have read part one and now it's time to complete the blazing trails.
I am a wife, mother, and grandmother who truly loves the Lord, Evangelist Eskridge had to balance all of her endeavors and place each in proper priority. As of today, she is blessed to have earned an Associate of Arts degree from Cerritos College, Bachelor of Arts degree in History (Africana Studies)  from California State University Dominquez Hills, Master of Arts degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, Masters of Arts with the highest honor in Christian Ministry(Christian Counseling) from Faith Evangelical Seminary, and her Doctor of Ministry (Strategic Leadership) from Faith Evangelical Seminary. As if my graduate educational pursuits were not enough, I embarked upon an event more amazing enterprise, writing a book!! Several years ago my first book, Sin Abides was completed. This book remains widely distributed through various venues, including Barnes and Nobles and Amazon Books. undaunted by the new and unfamiliar, and endeavoring to stay out in front on the technological frontier and remain current in the digital age, I have maintained my own website and blog for many years!!

Seasoned Woman Still at Work: Sharing Her Wisdom & Building the Kingdom

I thank God for allowing me to put my experience, educationand anointing to work in the kingdom for His Glory. I am very active on the local, district, and jurisdictional level of the church. Bishop Joe L. Ealy is the Jurisdictional Prelate. Mother Barbara McCoo Lewis is  the Jurisdictional Supervisor for the Department of Women.The author received an award for Professional Women of America, Competent Toastmaster Award from Santa, Ana California and numerous awards.

Believing the vast experience and expertise of may seasoned and wise women should not be retired, but refired, the author continues to share her life learned lessons in various settings. I have spoken at various churches outside of my denomination, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and is sought after and noted workshop presenter. All of my accomplishmentscomes from many hours of prayer, fasting and studying the Word of God. One of her main passion is sharing the Word of God with all who will listen."Just remember whatever you feel God has called you to, Please do not give up, stay focused and God will give you the victory." (For additional information please email me at: areskridge@sbcglobal.net)

Climbing Mountains Part 1

The Christian Women's Council is comprised of dynamic women who have lived full and eventul lives. Many are looking forward to completing their careers and concluding the raisisng of their families. But, at the conclusion of a full career when I seemed to face a sudden and unexpeted "end of the road" event, I was appointed CWC President of Emmanuel Church of God in Christ, learned that instead of a"dead-end", I had more mountains to climb. I steadily pursued a graduate education, earning two Master degrees, a Doctorate, writing a book, and maintaining my own website and blog!!. God knew my path even when I thought my way was lost...

The End was Just the Beginning!!!
The author of this blog is a former project manager and quality asssurance specialist for the Department of Defense, having served in these roles 27 years. At the age 52, she was foreced to leave her secular job due to health issues. The doctor tole her, "you either make a lot of money and check out early, or call it quits." It hit me so hard--my nice office job with an outstanding salary was over. it all came to an end overnight!! Tears rose up in my eyes because I was faced with a life altering decision that only God would be able to help me.

I thank God for being trained by my parents at an early age, about the importance of prayer. I spent many hours praying, fasting, studying the Word of God and seeking for clear direction.  As a result, I was led to enroll in Cerritos Junior College and this is where the new journedy began. I stayed focuse on what  I was led to do without losing hope, although I was faced with many challenges. Being taught the Word of God and how to operate in faith, played an important place in my life and I went through every storm that came my way. In the end of the battles, God gave me the victory because one of my favorite Scriptures were Isaiah 54:17a, "no weapon formed against me shall prosper", and Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthenenth me." (PART 1. You may email me at areskridge@sbcglobal.net...Evangelist Dr. Annie R. Eskridge, DMIN).

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year Change 2015

We are always setting goals to make changes, but the most important thing is to accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior for 2015. It's so vital to make necessary changes even in our family structure.

As this year ends, I'm thankful for reaching 70 years old and completing my doctorate. Many have asked what is the next step? My prayer is to become more sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. My main Scripture is..."For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid that shall not be known"(Luke 12:2KJV). Also," give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?"(1 King 3:9 KJV).

I ask the Lord to expose and reveal anything that is not right about me and around me. Then, create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit in me.  It's is my prayer to become more sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and I ask for all things that does not bring Glory to God to be removed from me and around me. Have a Bless New Year and stay focus on the Word of God.
Dr. Annie R. Eskridge, areskridge@sbcglobal.net Anthology will be released in May 2015. If you are interested, please email me.  Again thanks.

Changes 2015

As we enter 2015 we should purpose in our heart to prepare for change. In 2014 we have experienced multiple turn around and today the gas prices are dropping. As one writer wrote..."Jesus, knew he was going away, told Peter that Satan specifically asked for him," to sift him as wheat. Before the test, Jesus told Peter, "but I have prayed for you, Simon, that your  faith would not fail."(Luke 22:31, 32 NIV). Jesus prayed so that Peter would be Prepared for Change!. The point is are you prepared for change? Although through the Bible we can see changes even in todays political arena we can see changes.

As Christians, we too must prepare for changes in our lives. Jesus has assured us, that we would have tribulation; but be of good cheer, we will overcome the world. Regardless of what changes we are faced with, Jesus assures us that in  this world in Him, we would have peace( Read John 16:33 and Heb 13:4-6).

Although our faith is shaken, we must stay focus on the Word of God with all changes. Many changes have taken place in my life , but I'm still holding on to my faith and I will not let it go. I know who I am in Christ Jesus and I pray that you know who you are in Christ Jesus. Just one thought for today. As Holy Ghost filled Saints of God are you ready for a change? It's so important for us to stay focus on Jesus Christ and the Word of God. Being totally sold out will send the devil running every time. May you and your family have a bless New Year , then walk in the calling that God has placed upon you.

Stay tune CWC Anthology be released in May 2015. Yours truly has an article included in this collections that will bless you. areskridge@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dress Code

Our Church does not have a dress code. The Saints throughout the world have been making this statement and many of us have heard it . This is an untrue statement for the Christian/Saints. As Saints we should continue to effect holiness by presenting ourselves as an example for the world. Dressing any kind of way will defeat the purpose.

The church should seek to understand the Word of God as recorded in 1 Timothy  2:9-10 and 1 Peter 3:3 and it is not designed to take away your desire to dress comely, but rather suggest that you dress as becometh holiness. If we are honest with ourselves, we will admit that Saints should always make a different.

In recent years we hardly recognize the holiness church because of the way many are dressed. Styles have become too promiscuous and the Christian witness has been removed. There should be evidence of the difference between holy and unholy, and between clean and unclean.

We as Christians/Saints should seek to fulfill the mission of the church and that we too, can walk by the same rule and mind the same things as holy people of God. Let us lift up a standard of holiness to its highest height. Let us always present ourselves as a Saint that represent Jesus Christ. We should be temperate in all things. In closing, when you dress ask yourself, how would I dress if I was going before King Jesus Christ?

Information taken from the Bible and the Official Handbook of the Church of God in Christ. Written by Dr. Annie Eskridge...areskridge@sbcglobal.net