Cup of Empowerment
February 4, 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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School of the Prophets with Jeremy Caris
March 1st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

SAVE THE DATE!  February 16th, 2019 is our Widows and Friends "He's my Valentine" Celebration at Rothchilds! Please call the office at 865-803-5445 to make reservation or to sponsor a table! Cost is $20, sponsorships available. Dress like the 40's if you like!

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Infected by God's Sneeze!
Dr. CarolMarie

We were listening to Steve Wilson when He said it was as if God "sneezed" on us!  He certainly had our attention because it was quite an "out of the box" comment!  Steve is a Father in the faith around the world to many with his depth of knowledge of the Word and loving spirit.  I had been looking forward to meeting him and his wife Sally since I first heard of the "Elevate" conference being held at The Well in Maryville, TN.  In my first meeting with Sally, I held her hands and began to cry!  The presence of the Lord was so tangible and so precious.  Steve and Sally walk in His tangible presence in such a way miracles are common!  I wanted that!  I felt cluttered with all the concerns of life, ministry and stuff! 

As I listened to Steve unfold what makes the difference, He took us to the phrase "Be Holy for I am Holy." (1 Peter 1:16) How do you "be" holy on our own?  God says to be holy because He is!  What pressure!  But as Steve unfolded the meaning he stated that it was a "causative" form of speech.  That it was like God sneezed His Holiness on us and infected us with it!  Because He dwells within us, as we yield to Him, His holiness will make us holy!  Its not an action of works and "I have to act holy!"  It's a daily living in His presence allowing our being to be "infected" by His very nature which is Holy!  Wow!  I like that!  (

Our job is allowing His nature to be ours, surrendering to it!
I pray for you today that you will be refreshed in His presence!  That the cares of this life will fall away as you host His nature within you!  Matt 11:28-30 Jesus calls us to Himself if we feel burdened!  He says He will "cause" us to rest (Amplified translation) if we will take His easy yoke and "learn" or understand Him.  Run to Him, jump into His arms and let Him infect you with His holy rest!   

My heart is also desiring to see widows (by death of spouse, divorce or circumstance) to be "infected" with the knowledge of how very special they are in God's plan!  February 16th here in Knoxville we are having our annual "He's My Valentine "Celebration!  It's in the theme of the 40's as we honor the Veterans and pray for our nation!  (Ladies, you can even dress like the 40's if you like!)  Please plan to join us or sponsor a widow to attend for $20. You can sponsor a table of 10 for only $200 for your organization or for us to fill!  Let's "infect" our nation with righteousness that comes from God's Holy nature and knowing how we fit in His plan!  Go to or call 865-803-5445 to register or donate. "Aww-Choo!"
As we start off this new year, your gifts of kindness help us empower widows around the world.  Monthly partnerships are so appreciated and are pure religion (James 1:27) for Anna's Gate cares for the fatherless and the widow!  (We don't just give them the fish, we teach them how to fish and help others!)  Thank you for making a difference!

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 Adar 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: 
(Put "Testimony" on the subject line). 
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!
Check out the Torah Reading


Learn about the  Hebraic month.


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