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pg. 2 The Gulf Coast Voice • September-14- September 20, , 2017 The Gantt Report By Lucius Gantt A lot of animals got saved in Florida as Hur- ricane Irma led a path of destruction that stretched from the coast of Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. Dogs got saved. Cats got saved. A beached dolphin and a manatee were even rehabbed and place back Lucius Gantt into the ocean waters. However, a number of humans lost their lives before, after and during one of the largest storms in history! Almost everybody in the State of Florida was impacted in some way by Hurricane Irma. Florida, perhaps, needs to do a Klan check. There are so many white supremacist groups in the Sunshine State, I wonder how many crosses and sheets were damaged by the storm? Somet imes, when there is separation, seg- regation and division, God will make you come together! Skin heads and neo-nazis needed bottled water just as much as activists and anti-fascists! White nationalists needed electric power as much as Black nationalists needed electric power! For the very first time, God made some rich people feel just like some Black people have felt much of their lives. People of all races, creeds, colors and ancestry needed food, shelter, clothing, love and support! While people in Texas, Florida, Georgia and Carolina were hit and hurt in hurricanes, the mostly Black residents of the Caribbean islands were devastated! The United States and the British Virgin Islands were seriously damaged along with many other island play grounds but my favorite vacation destination, St. Marten, was practically demolished! Miraculously, God saved the lives of thou- sands of island residents but He also left many Caribbean natives jobless, homeless and hopeless. I have done a great deal of media and politi- cal work in St. Marten. My company, All World Consultants, has an office in St. Marten. All World’s Caribbean Director, Jackie Blyden, and her family survived the storm but he home was wiped off of the map! Many so-called star athletes and musicians are coming together to raise funds to help victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the United States but how much of the telethon money, church money, government money and private dollars are going to the island territories? Will the United States and Britain finance the rebuilding of the Virgin Islands or will the two super powers ignore and forget it’s island citizens? The King of Holland visited its Dutch “ter- ritory” of St. Marten and promised assistance but will the United States and British leaders visit the Virgin Islands? I think Black people all over the world should support Black people all over the world should help Black people all over the world. Join me in doing what we can to help the impoverished people in the Caribbean who have suffered greatly and lost tremendously as a result of back to back to back hurricanes. Everybody that has been on a cruise has been on a Caribbean island and most visitors have had a good time. Help islanders help themselves. Send clothes, books, toys, money and everything else you have to help your brothers and sisters in the Caribbean. If you don’t want to help for any other reason, you surely ought to want the Caribbean Cat Houses up and running. Let’s do our best to do what we can for our people that need us! Make the Caribbean islands a paradise lost and found! (Buy Gantt’s latest book, “Beast Too: Dead Man Writing” on and from bookstores everywhere. Contact Lucius at by Teacher Evelyn J. Hag- ger My Lord! My Lord! With this, ‘2017-The Year of Jubilee’, God has some wonderful precious promises that He wants to fulfill in your life. This message is so strong in my spirit. The Lord told me to deliver this to you now. We are headed toward the last quarter of the year, and you have to know it is not over until God says it’s over and He has not said it is over. This is your year, my year, our year of resto- ration, recovery and release. And it is all based on His word. This is a miracle time, a miracle day, a miracle season, and a miracle year. You just have to continue to say in faith what God says, speak it with a heart of expectation, and never, ever go on how things LOOK! And with that said, I pray your faith is ready to receive. Hebrews 8:6 says, “The new agreement which Jesus passes on to us from God contains far more wonderful promises.” (Living Bible) Today God really wants to do something supernatural in your life to make your life better. But before we get into the message for today, there just may be somebody out there reading this who has not received Jesus as your personal Savior. Jesus wants you to experience Him. Romans 10:9-10,13 says, “If you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord, and believe in your own heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” Go ahead and said it and get set free, Now! Get yourself in a bible-based church and begin learning about the Savior that you have received in your heart. Now for our lesson for today. Know that God wants you to live a better life. He wants you to experience miracle restorations, miracle pro- visions, miracle healings, miracle releases of those things that’s been held up. Yes, miracles happened yesterday; but miracles are for today! We serve a supernatural God who wants to do supernatural extraordinary feats for his children. In II Kings 4 we find a widow woman who owed her creditors and wanted to take her sons as collateral. She went to the Prophet Elijah who instructed her on what to do. He told her to borrow pots and not just a few. She filled every pot her sons brought into the house until they ran out of pots. It was not until the ran out of pots that the oil stop flowing. She paid her creditors and we see in the scripture that this woman supernaturally prospered, increased and much, much provision was in her house for many, many days. This can be you, NOW! Don’t be angry or upset about what you do not have. Don’t be angry, mad or enraged by what has been taken by the enemy. Don’t be rehearsing what has been lost. God is sending a word today to tell us that He is going to work with what we got left. Start thanking the Lord for what the devil did not steal. Start thanking the Lord for using what you have left. In this Continue pg 4 next season, God is saying that He is working with what we got remaining; what we got leftover. God can work wonders with the little that we place in his hands. Let me show you in his word. What Does God Say About It? Miracle Multiplication – Part 1 Turn to Matt.14:13-21. There you will find an undeniable miracle. We are talking today about God’s miraculous multiplication. Jesus did it back then and He is still doing it in our time. Hebrews 13:8 says, Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is (always) the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).” (Amp.) I use this version because of three words that stand out. They are: always, yes and ages. Jesus has not changed to this day according to this scripture and He never will. What Jesus did with those masses, He is doing with us, if we would only trust and believe. This is our time, our day, our season, and our year. And according to Numbers 23:19 which says, “God is not a man, he cannot lie. He is not the son of man, he does not have to repent. Whatever he has said or spoken, it is coming to pass.” Until next time, know that God is so well able to work with whatever we got left. He knows how to make it multiply. If these messages are a blessing to you, contact me: Evelyn J. Hagger – P. O. Box 22736 – Beaumont, Texas 77720- 2736 – 409-866-2210; e-mail: tejh@gtbizclass. com. I would really love to hear from you. President Trump was Never about the Majority of Americans By Roger Caldwell When Republicans and President Trump talk about the American people, they are talking about their base, and thea majority of them are White. There is very little talk about the Black community, because they are invisible, and invisible people don’t exist. Occasionally the mid-stream news will talk about the Black deaths in Chicago, or a success- ful Black entrepreneur, or a successful Black musician, but no one discusses the state of the Black community. Entertainment and sports are subjects that Blacks are allowed to talk about, but no one talks about the mistreatment of Black seniors who have no food, or the single Black mothers who can’t make ends meet. Poverty in Black America is pervasive, and the lower middle class and the lower class are forced to decide what bills they will not pay every month. Trump would like Americans to think that the economy is doing great, but Harvey and Irma will challenge and destroy the credibility of the financial system. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will be left only with their clothes on their backs, and the federal government will be forced to find resources and funds where there are none. For the first time since Trump has been pres- ident, there was a major bipartisan bill, where the Congressional Democrats and Republicans agreed on and collaborated to get it passed, and signed by the president. With this bill, President Trump and the legislators were able to fund di- saster relief with more than, $15 billion, raise the debt ceiling and keep the government open and paying its bills until December 8th. Everyone can pat themselves on their backs for keeping the government open, but over 800,000 DACA young adults, and adults, who know only Americans as their home, are caught in a grey area in term of their citizenship. There was really no reason for President Trump to threaten the “Dreamers,” but everything Ex-President Obama implemented, our president is trying to reverse. “And it is cruel. What if our kid’s science teacher or our friendly neighbor turns out to be a Dreamer? Where are we supposed to send her? To a country she doesn’t know or remember, with a language she may not even speak,” says Ex-President Obama. To be a good president in America, you must show empathy and compassion to all the residents, and there must be diversity in your administra- tion. Black people and people of color in Trumps administration are missing in action. The only conclusion that Black people and people of color have arrived at, is Trump and his administration are racists. President Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, and the majority of Americans do not support the president policies. With a job-approval rating of 36%, and every week Americans protesting across the country, some- thing is wrong, and everything is uncertain. With back to back historic hurricanes and mil- lions of Americans lives being devastated and destroyed, God is speaking. Trump has never worked with the Democrats, but these hurricanes are making him change his mind. In order to get many of the bills passed in the Senate, it takes 60 votes. As Trump continues to learn the job of president, he begins to understand the impor tance of the Democrats. Making a deal with the Democrats was essential in keeping the government open, but that does not stop the unfinished battles that the Democrats have with Trumps policies. Even though a bipartisan bill was passed by both Houses, the fundamental ideology and thinking has not changed, and Trump is still on the wrong side of history, and the law. He has broken the law with perjury, and his collusion and financial corruption with Russia should be revealed by “Mueller’s investigation.” In the final analysis, Trump has never included the majority of Americans in his policies. God is speaking, with these hurricanes, but I wonder if our president is listening. Matthew 6:1-4 - English Standard Version (ESV) Giving to the Needy 6 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.