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

​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

Welcome Feast by Victoria Crawford | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

     Welcome Feast for Pip, 1957 to October 2019 Welcome to the feast! exclaims chef exceptional, recipes and meals at the ready, opening wide his door. Come sit, have a seat at the table A delicious meal spread before us chicken to melt on your tongue you tenderly weep fish so delicate, plates are held out to ask for more Food, wine, hospitality stories flow with his smile quirked up sideways inviting all to share in the subtle sparkle of his words over the candle of human nature, a good host, this chef The Chef of creation even in … Continue reading Welcome Feast by Victoria Crawford | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

Three Poems from Kelsey May | PAROUSIA Magazine

    Thirty Candles Burning   I never expected the betrayal, the dew so sweet I hit it under my tongue and didn’t tell a soul. Days passed, and I didn’t sleep. I untied all the ropes. The morning thistled but couldn’t tempt me. I brushed my hair with a gold-toothed honeycomb. The lion’s claws hung around my neck but weren’t trophies. When I could no longer keep the dreams at bay, he choked me. He left me at the city gate. The sun sank on all I destroyed in death; no one learned a lesson.   Your Hands, Instruments … Continue reading Three Poems from Kelsey May | PAROUSIA Magazine

Three Poems by Kirby Olson | PAROUSIA Magazine

  EVOLUTION OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY On the planet Sirius, a comic mood prevails. There are beings with nine heads & 88 arms Who can juggle 880 balls & whistle in 9 Octaves simultaneously. God sits & watches the planet Sirius, A blue orb in a brighter area of the universe, And eats it up like TV dinner with fish, fries & tart. Meanwhile, in a forgotten corner of the 21st century, Humans recite Christ in Matthew 13:30 On the necessity of impurity: “Let both grow together until the harvest And at harvest time I will tell the reapers Gather … Continue reading Three Poems by Kirby Olson | 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 BLUEPRINT OF NOVA 2029 by Alex R. Encomienda | Book | PAROUSIA Magazine

    Parousia releases the long awaited fiction “THE BLUEPRINT OF NOVA 2029” by Alex R. Encomienda. Get ready to enjoy an exciting read of this amazing fiction. Download The Blueprint of Nova 2029 by Alex R Encomienda Biography of the Author Alex R. Encomienda is an American author and editor of literary fiction, genre fiction and poetry. He began writing at age nine while in elementary school and since then attended Glendale Community College where he participated in several writing workshop classes, lecture classes and book readings. Alex has been published in Adelaide’s Spring and Summer 2017 issues, The … Continue reading THE BLUEPRINT OF NOVA 2029 by Alex R. Encomienda | Book | 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

Trust His Faithfulness! by Joseph S. Spence, Sr., | PAROUSIA Magazine

Today, I am taking another different approach and expand the theory of literary presentation regarding our Sunday spiritual message into another dimension. I pray the message gets across with the intended lessons to be learned and are clearly accomplished. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*********************~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Tragic Loss Could Be Avoided—Be Faithful: Why Jeopardize One’s Life? This narration involves a legal meltdown with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), based on false prosecution regarding an unfounded allegation of hiding cash in a foreign bank account. During the emergency preliminary hearing requested by my defense counsel, the prosecution unconscionable argued flight risk and $1 million bond. My … Continue reading Trust His Faithfulness! by Joseph S. Spence, Sr., | PAROUSIA Magazine

God’s Upward Visualization! by Joseph S. Spence, Sr., | PAROUSIA Magazine

Sunday December 1, 2019: Today my beloved brothers and sisters, we will take a different approach in this morning’s spiritual message. We will look at the evolutionary stages of looking out the window and behold God’s grace. This poem was written in 2007 while studying English literature, creative writing, poetry and Africology at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. It was recently revised for this morning message. We will look at specific Bible verses to strengthen our understanding. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*********************~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Looking Out Today—The Window of Live (Visualization Poem)! As I looked out the window today, I see: People moving diligently—with a purpose … Continue reading God’s Upward Visualization! by Joseph S. Spence, Sr., | PAROUSIA Magazine

A poem from Olaitan Victor Olanrewaju | PAROUSIA Magazine

Heart Powerhouse of the body Eyes of the mind, Abode of the father, Connection to the spirit The source of life. I am the door that wisdom came knocking To guard with all needed diligence; Against anger, malice and deceit, Against lust, hatred and greed. I am the weakest member But by me you gain strength, Courage to face life’s struggle, The life I give to sustain you. My name is heart And I need a guard. Biography: Olaitan Victor Olanrewaju is a graduate of History and International studies from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. He hails from Ibadan, … Continue reading A poem from Olaitan Victor Olanrewaju | 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

hazy memory from age 3 | A Poem by Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine

  a lady in mink dripping in gold with plasticity of the soul hands a haunted street person a folded bill. maple branches sway as a teenage girl with a short skirt and compliant hips smiles at me. distant windless hills. sadness is drowned by the earth. perfection.   Rick Davis lives in the Chicago area, USA.  He is married to Marianne. Marianne has five children, and twenty-four grand & great-grandchildren.  They have a loved cat & dog.  Rick graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and several graduate schools.  He’s has worked in market research and other positions.  He has worked as … Continue reading hazy memory from age 3 | A Poem by Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine

TRANSFORMATION | A Poem by Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine

  I lived in mud. Then, I met you and began To walk through reclining forests And aside melodic mountains And today, despite challenges Life is as tranquil As late summer fireflies. I was a broken fish, Who, upon finding you, Found that I could stand and laugh No longer so self-absorbed And ignoring the angst Of needy tired souls. This afternoon I watch a cardinal flutter From tree to tree Beginning to sing with him In Zen peace. I trace a loving outline of you In my expanding mind. Your car pulls into the garage. The dog barks. You … Continue reading TRANSFORMATION | A Poem by Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine