Cup of Empowerment
September 9, 2019
It feels so good to sit back,  catch our breath and  savor a cup of empowerment   fro God's Word



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Put on your calendars September 27th we are having our Quarterly Shabbat at Anna's Gate. Seth House and team will lead live worship. Potluck is at 6pm and evening of worship starts at 7pm.

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Building with Legos
Lisa Antone
We have just started the series "the Watchman that See God" at Anna's Gate.  In these teachings, we are discovering our identity and what we are equipped to do. We are also discovering the power of "community" and the synergy of "watching" together!  Lisa Antone, one of the ladies at Anna's Gate has written her insight for this week's Cup of Empowerment. The notes for the Watchman series can be found at under my blog. They correlate with the videos aired on CarolMarie Smith Facebook page every Tuesday at 4:30 EST. May we all jointly fit together as we learn what He has designed for us! 
Dr. CarolMarie
Have you ever stepped on a Lego brick while barefoot? 
After the pain, shock and wrath subsided; you were probably amazed by how much pain one little Lego could inflict and the amazing strength of that little Lego. 

My boys enjoyed creating and building with Lego bricks. Now, the next generation, my grandsons enjoy the creativity of their designs or following blueprints. The thrill of the building process is the same generation from generation. Each generation learning the strength of multiple bricks clicked together, forming hard to destroy cars, airplanes, houses and buildings that make up a community. 

This is a time of being on the move, whether it's from daily busyness, children, sports, ministries or the physical move of relocating to another city, state or county. The good thing about community-it's not limited! The definition of community is "A group of people having a particular characteristic in common, a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals." 

Communities can be built in your area of interest in gardening, knitting, reading, scuba diving, mountain climbing or playing Bunco. I recently joined a community of Women Over 50. I have enjoyed new fellowship, going bowling, learning the game of Bunco and there's more to come. This from having in common the characteristic of being over 50! Who would have thought! At Anna's Gate, the blueprint is spread on the table. You can hear the sound of Lego bricks locking together. The sounds of sharing the same goal for a well-built foundation reverberates through the construction area. Every person and the people to join Anna's Gate are valuable bricks and have a special place in the construction and maintenance of our community. 
Our blueprint to building a solid community is the Bible. Those instructions will never fail in how to build a safe place to dwell. Our praise and worship are the sound of a firm foundation being established. The prayers for ourselves, families, friends, businesses and nations bring them under the support of Anna's Gate strength as a community. 

We are human Lego bricks of: Mark 12:31 "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ forgave you." Psalm 94:19 "When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy." Romans 12:15 "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

Remember that painful stepping on a Lego brick experience and the discovery of the strength of just one Lego. Put that into a spiritual perspective - community can cause a painful surprise to the enemy of our souls. The strength of a community is indestructible. 
Lisa Antone

At Anna's Gate 2 pm EST prayer times every Tuesday, many are getting direction for their lives as the presence of God is so powerful!  If you are hungry for more of God, join us and then stay for our worship time with teaching following!

You can also s end your prayer requests to us and we will agree with you in this time of fresh discovery! We are all in Transition. Let's embrace it and submit to His plan and timing!  (

Be sure to read the Torah portions below that Jesus read during this time in history!  There is always something that relates to us in our place in history now!  That's so amazing to me!

Find out more about the month of Elul on our website. Please email us your area of passion and the skill you desire to be developed so that we can agree with you in prayer! (  This is your time to excel into your greater potential! 


We would also like to invite you to send us a brief testimony 
(written or filmed on your smart phone) 
of how God has used Anna's Gate 
to help you and to reach your realm of influence. 
Email it to: 
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If filmed, please make it only 1 to 2 minutes. 
We would love to hear from you!


Read what Jesus read on this week in History!
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