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Affirm: I follow Jesus and take charge of my uncultivated thoughts as I triumphantly  ride into my habitation of peace and prosperity.  

Scripture: The people “…took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him,  shouting ‘Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord-the King of  Israel!” John 12:13 (NRSV) 


Dear Prosperity Partners and Friends,  

I have just finished our Good Friday Service and I am ‘crossing out’ the ‘thought  of delay’ so that I can say this newsletter “Is Finished’ today. What about you?  What are you ‘crossing out?’ 

On Sunday, we accepted Jesus’ invitation to go with him to Jerusalem. Joining his  procession, we proclaimed God’s authority, not Caesar’s authority. We  surrendered to the power of God’s Kingdom and not Rome’s Kingdom. We sang  ‘Hosanna, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord’ and refused to bow in  worship to Caesar as Lord. We did this as we followed Jesus in demonstrating the  necessity of elevating spiritual authority over human authority because Christ  Consciousness is our goal. 

Major Points 

  1. Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was not an accident. It was planned to  demonstrate the authority of God rather than the authority of Rome that was  being proclaimed in another part of the city. 
  2. Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem metaphysically symbolizes mastery and  dominion of the ‘I AM’ over the ‘animalistic nature or tendencies of the  human nature’ (donkey) within us. To ride your donkey is to make the  human/animal nature obedient to God’s will or your spiritual nature. It’s the  only way to attain spiritual mastery. 
  3. ‘Hosannah’ translates to ‘save or heal now.’ The shouts of Hosanna come  because when we exert spiritual mastery, there is a stirring in our soul in  recognition that something powerful and spiritually meaningful is occurring.  The soul cries out as it shifts from ‘‘my will and my way’ to ‘God’s will and  God’s way.’ It is this consciousness shift that gives us the spiritual mastery  to overcome every trial and ‘go all the way.’  

Good Friday 

I am still basking in the witness of Jesus, Mary of Magdala and the Roman Centurion  on Mount Calvary. Truly, Good Friday is ‘God’s Friday.’ The crucifixion teaches  us that there is never a time that God is not with us –a present help when troubles  arise.

Mary of Magdala and the women, teach us to have the faith that Jesus had in God.  When our faith in the indwelling God is elevated, we can endure all things that  come our way.  

The Roman Centurion reminds us of the mistakes we make. Don’t overlook them.  Acknowledge them. The only way we can cross them out is to acknowledge them  so that we can do something about them. We are empowered to let go and begin  again. 

Jesus reminds us that no matter the injustice, we experience justice as we look to  God. In humility, he surrenders to a life of ministry, numerous challenges,  confrontation of religion and politics, and condemnation by Roman authorities and  his religious leaders. At every turn, Jesus gave God the glory, even unto death. The  rest is history. 

How will you spend your Good Friday? What will you crucify? Note, I did not say,  ‘Who will you crucify?’ What limiting belief, fact, interpretation, mind-set,  emotion must be ‘crossed out’ so that you may RISE into your greater yet-to-be?  Only you can decide. 


Let’s pray: God of triumph, God of victory, God in every circumstance, we thank  You for Your ever-present presence. In all things, You are with us as an abiding  faith, love, hope and joy. Therefore, we declare victory from the beginning of every  circumstance. On this Good Friday, we remember the victory that Calvary could  not cancel. To God be the glory. Amen. 

Here’s the link to Palm Sunday’s Service if you missed the lesson or wish to watch it once more:

Come With Me To Jerusalem

Here’s the link to Good Friday’s Service if you missed the lesson or wish to watch it once more:

Come With Me To Calvary

Rev. Dr. Sheila McKeithen

Rev. Dr. Sheila McKeithen

Rev. Sheila is the Senior Minster of the Universal Centre of Truth for Better Living (UC Truth) and the President of The Universal Foundation for Better Living (UFBL).

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