God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate by Vincent Oshin – Parousia Reads

It is with joy we announce the release of “God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate” written by Vincent Oshin. “God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate” explores the biblical concept of blood covenantagainst the backdrop of blood covenant in African indigenous religion/traditional societies and itspervading influence on African Christian thoughts. In seeking to separate the traditional concept andpractice from its variant in the Bible, the author highlights the context in which God establishedcovenant relationship with individuals and the nation of Israel, locating the relationship within God’sinitiatives at restoring His preeminent position in creation before the fall of Lucifer and a third … Continue reading God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate by Vincent Oshin – Parousia Reads

Pray to Jesus – A Poem from Ujjal Mandal – PAROUSIA Magazine

Pray to Jesus O Jesus, wake us up From the shell of darkness. An apple tree stoops to the ground When many succulent apples Decorate the tree with their skins Of red, green, yellow and pink. O Jesus, make us like the apple trees. When spring leaves the tree, she stands With bare jewellery looking at the skies Straight. She never bows her head down. O Jesus, do not let us be like this arrogant tree. O Jesus, wake us up From the shell of numbness. Ujjal Mandal, a Postgraduate scholar and an emerging poet from West Bengal, India. He … Continue reading Pray to Jesus – A Poem from Ujjal Mandal – PAROUSIA Magazine

Parousia Magazine Indwelling Issue 13

I welcome you to the long-awaited Parousia Magazine Indwelling Issue 13. Thank you for staying true to us, cheering us on, and giving us all the positive vibe we need. I have personally received your gracious embrace in calls, messages, and in-person greetings and this kind act of yours doesn’t just give me joy but motivates me. This is why Issue 13 came to life. Parousia Magazine is a name to reckon with when it comes to publishing Christian literary works to a global audience; this we have been doing for 6 years and we shall keep doing. I am … Continue reading Parousia Magazine Indwelling Issue 13

Pinnng! by Marcel Graves – PAROUSIA Magazine

Pinnng! nosce te ipsum (Latin meaning: know Thyself) By: Marcel Graves (Genesis 1:26) Truly glorious gifts come in small packages: Consider your size relative to our planet, Nay, our solar system, Nay, our galaxy, Nay, our universe! We are truly miniscule. But inside! Whoa! What an infinite greatness is working from within! Created in the image and likeness… Small words to behold, but powerful when their true meaning is disclosed. Who would have guessed where the Creator has hidden His secret sacred manna in such plain sight? The Trinity is within each of us! How do you like them apples? … Continue reading Pinnng! by Marcel Graves – PAROUSIA Magazine

I WILL by Abasiama Udom

I WILL I will stand by your door I will knock till you open I will call out your name even in eternity’s yawn my legs hurt, my fingers bloody my voice hoarse Yet I will stay, Arms wide open Proclaiming a love you desire I will stand by your door, I will knock, I will wait BIO: Abasiama Udom is a polymathic writer and poet, she writes from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. Her works have been published in Kalahari Review, Imspired, The Sandy River Review, Rigorous Magazine and elsewhere. She is constantly chasing new adventures but appreciates the constancy of food, … Continue reading I WILL by Abasiama Udom

​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 12th Issue to be published by September 2020 The theme of this forthcoming Issue is HEAL THE WORLD Psalm 147:3 KJV He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Heal the world is a theme inspired by the present pandemic that has plaqued our world today. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought life changing experiences to many, lives have been lost, means of livelihood have been forgone with people clamouring to remain alive and healthy. PAROUSIA Magazine looks forward to reminding people that there is one who can … Continue reading ​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

A Poem from Grant Williams | PAROUSIA Magazine

One Hundred shepherd boy with sheep sweeping through Canaan’s plain — ninety-nine palms & arms bears scars — paws — bear’s &beast’s yet, a stray, weighs ward – west, to waste wool in wolves’ wood. But would he? Wheel, he will, from masters crook, east. From peace to ego’s yeast Rain strikes strokes, Shepherd boy swims sun’s sweat streaks, The relentless seam sewn — Perspiration hits soil, his hands and face, Same — shame. Mountains cry “not here!” Thistles say “i wish i kissed his wool” Shepherd boy, disappointed, pulls quilt quietly, quits quest never! Torches burn midnight – his … Continue reading A Poem from Grant Williams | PAROUSIA Magazine

Three Poems by Tim J Brennan | PAROUSIA Magazine

Revelation During service last Sunday, the sun bent light through stained glass God whispered the latest gossip between my Father and Death When I departed, morning glories were in full bloom       Vigil Peter’s denial is again in our hearts hands cold, no fire to warm them We soldier on, asking each passer-by why are we so lonely?     After the Rock is Rolled, Joesph goes Home After the Rock is Rolled, Joesph goes Home This is the way you will now travel through the world. On tired feet, on arrangements of your bones. You will occupy your … Continue reading Three Poems by Tim J Brennan | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call for Manuscript | Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine

CHRISTIAN POETRY CHAPBOOK Send your manuscript to parousiamagazine@gmail.com Submission Deadline is June 30th 2020 A complete submission should include: A cover letter that includes your name, address, telephone, email, and a signed statement that all the poems are your own original work. Your manuscript with only a title followed by a complete table of contents A title page that also includes your name and contact information. An acknowledgements page. A number of poems included in your manuscript may be previously published, but you must have reprint right and include an acknowledgements page providing the appropriate acknowledgements of previous publisher Send … Continue reading Call for Manuscript | Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine

THE GODHEAD by Ayomipo E. ADEMILUSI| Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine

JOY TO THE WORLD – GOOD NEWS IS HERE Compliment of the season to you. With great joy, Parousia releases it 4th Christian Poetry Chapbook.  THE GODHEAD by Ayomipo E. ADEMILUSI Download and enjoy this amazing Poetry Chapbook. DOWNLOAD NOW           Continue reading THE GODHEAD by Ayomipo E. ADEMILUSI| Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Life Issue 10

  Dear Readers, Compliments of the season to you from Parousia Magazine. I am wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. This Christmas, Parousia makes history by publishing it 10th Issue. It is the Christmas Life Issue. Below are all our previous issues so far   Issue 1 – Easter Issue Issue 2 – Purity Issue Issue 3 – The Poetry Issue Issue 4 – Christmas Issue Issue 5 – The Gospel Issue 6 – Redemption Issue Issue 7 – Incarnation Issue Issue 8 – The Glorification Issue Issue 9 – Christmas Cascade Issue 10 – Christmas Life … Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Life Issue 10

The lease of God in skin by Tope Ashaolu| Poetry | Christmas Life Issue #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

The lease of God in skin On an axe and fiddling tone was words made The words poured by several servant in several decades Even when centuries make it a phony talk A minute still make it a root that stems need In a hut was God descended Even when earth was His stool And firmament, His resting bar But still, He was lease from oven into a weed boutique Sometimes skin is a sin on it own But God was puke in this skin & in skin was corrections built by Him Bringing all death into past And swelling … Continue reading The lease of God in skin by Tope Ashaolu| Poetry | Christmas Life Issue #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A poem from Ayokunle Samuel Betiku | PAROUSIA Magazine

  AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING clouds of dust are frustrating veils between time & eternity, & walls between the spirit & the earth are made of clay bricks. i once carried my heart like a weight of lead in my chest. i wanted to walk out of me, out of reach of the gloom in this home of brittle bones. i became the earth without form & void except for the darkness upon the face of the watery deep. & night after night, the darkness thickened till i became a spring of dark prayers spurting out in silence. … Continue reading A poem from Ayokunle Samuel Betiku | PAROUSIA Magazine

In God’s Due Time by Dorie LaRue | Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine

We’ve got great news! With pleasure Parousia brings to you the Publication of Parousia Magazine Christian Poetry Chapbook Number 3. IN GOD’S DUE TIME: “THE STORY OF MARY ROWLANDSON IN VERSE” by Dorie LaRue.  Download and enjoy this amazing Poetry Chapbook. DOWNLOAD NOW Continue reading In God’s Due Time by Dorie LaRue | Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 10th Issue to be published by December 2019 during the Christmas Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is The Christmas Life Issue. John 1: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. The Birth of Jesus is God becoming a man. This is a Glorious Birth that brings Eternal Life to Humanity. 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, … Continue reading Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine