GREETINGS FROM PRESIDING BISHOP
CHARLENE M. JAMISON
Greetings Saints and Friends,
I am excited as we, the New Jersey Diocese, are preparing to experience a mighty move of God, during our Virtual Annual State Assembly. We have been fasting and praying that the power of the Holy Ghost will fill each session with miracles, signs and wonders. We pray that each attendee will receive the blessings that they are in need of.
The theme for this hybrid State Assembly is: “Call 911: I Have An Emergency." The Aim: To Encourage All Humanity That When Calling Upon The Name Of The Lord, Help Will Come. Scripture Text: Jeremiah 33:3, Isaiah 55:6-7, 2 Timothy 3:1-13 and Proverbs 18:10.
The definition of 9-1-1 means that when the three-digit number is dialed, the call taker/dispatcher in the local public safety answering point (PSAP), or 9-1-1 call center, answers the call. The emergency and its location are communicated by voice (or TTY) between the caller and the call taker. The caller is then asked, "Do you need fire, medical or police?" Based upon the caller's response, the dispatcher will send the appropriate assistance.
When traveling down the road and you see an automobile turned upside down, you know to call 911. If you are preparing the evening meal and a fire breaks out in the kitchen that has now gotten out of control, you know to call 911. You witness a violent crime taking place and the victim is screaming for help, you know to call 911. According to 911.gov, 911 has been dialed over 174,000,000 times from March 2019 - March 2021. It appears that many know the number to call when they are in need of help.
The Lord began to press upon my spirit that many people may know the right number to call when extraordinary circumstances occur, wherein expert/ emergency help is needed. I submit to you that when spiritual help is needed, a call to 911 will not do. Is it not written, Zechariah 4:6, "“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
Matthew 24, reveals to us that we are living in a time where we, "... hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows."
Therefore, during this time of emergency, the dispatching of a fire station can not put out the flames of the economic disillusion from around the world; the dispatching of medical assistance can not heal the wounds of inequality that plague the land and the dispatching of the police can not arrest the upheavals of socialism. We are in a state of emergency and it is time to call upon the name that can, "...do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." Ephesians 3:20. We must call upon the name of Jesus!!! Philippians 2:9-11 says, "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Mark 9:18-30, tells us of an emergency situation, wherein the disciples could not cast out the spirit that had overtaken the man. But when Jesus came on the scene - the man was healed , delivered and set free. Is it not written, Psalm 20:7, "Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God."
Call 9-1-1, the name of Jesus and watch God change things.
On behalf of all of us within the Diocese of New Jersey, WELCOME!!!
Your humble servant,
Presiding Bishop Charlene M. Jamison