So give yourselves humbly to Jehovah. Resist Satan the Devil and he will flee from you.

(James 4:7, TLB)
Today’s Scripture tells us to resist the enemy. To resist means to not agree with what he’s telling you, but rather to believe what Jehovah says about you. When you hear him whisper, “You’re all washed up. You’ve made too many mistakes,” the way you resist it is to answer, “No, thanks. Get behind me Satan! Jehovah’s mercy is bigger than any mistake. My best days are still in front of me.” Don’t assist the enemy; resist him. When he tells you, “You don’t deserve to be blessed. Look what you’ve done,” resist him by declaring,” I am the righteousness of God. I am forgiven. I am redeemed.” When the enemy says, “Well, you blew it. You knew better, and now you’re guilty,” tell him, “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. I asked Jehovah for forgiveness, and He not only forgave me, but He doesn’t remember it. I’m going to live confidently, securely, holy, blamelessly, righteously, and honorably in Jesus’ Name.”

“Father, thank You that when the accuser tries to dump a load of guilt on me, I can say with authority, ‘Condemnation is not acceptable here. Jesus paid the price.’ I am far from perfect, but I will not drag yesterday’s failures into today. I am forgiven. In Christ Jesus’ Name, Amen.” Have the greatest week. @chrisstokes1969#chrisstokes 🙏🏾

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 2022 BET Awards: ‘He has exemplified Black Excellence’

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 2022 BET Awards.

The news about the 52-year-old hip-hop mogul was reported by several sources on Monday, and many noted that the award had previously been given to figures such as Whitney Houston and Samuel L. Jackson.

According to Vibe, the distinction is given to individuals deemed to have ‘significantly shaped culture.’

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Jury finds both Amber Heard and Johnny Depp liable for defamation

(CNN)A jury has found both Amber Heard and Johnny Depp liable for defamation in their lawsuits against each other.

Depp sued Heard, his ex-wife, for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Though Depp was not named in the article, he claims it cost him lucrative acting roles. Heard countersued her ex-husband for defamation over statements Depp’s attorney made about her abuse claims.

Weighing the claims, a jury found that both of the exes defamed each other.

The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million dollars in punitive damages. The jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages and no money for punitive damages. Depp sought $50 million in damages and Heard sought $100 million. Punitive damages in the state of Virginia are capped at $350,000, so the judge reduced the punitive damages award to that amount.

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Here’s What New York City Has Planned for The Notorious B.I.G.’s 50th Birthday Celebration

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New York City will pay homage to the life and legacy of its fallen hometown hero The Notorious B.I.G. on what would have been the rap legend’s 50th birthday, HipHop-N-More reports.

On May 21, the Empire State Building will light up in red and white and feature a crown spinning along its mast in honor of Biggie’s multi-platinum debut Ready To Die. Barclays Center in his home borough of Brooklyn will also celebrate the rap star’s legacy with a massive broadcast above the arena’s entrance that will include a montage of some of Biggie’s most prolific records.

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Hollywood Walk Of Fame: DJ Khaled Receives His Official Star

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DJ Khaled has officially received his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and had his family and close friends celebrating him and his honor.

According to TMZ, Khaled got commemorated for his industry accomplishments on Monday (Apr. 11). Jay-ZDiddyFat Joe, and more were all in attendance for the unveiling of the famed star.

“I want to say God is great. God, I love you, I appreciate you,” Khaled said, beginning his acceptance speech. “I want to thank my wife and my two beautiful boys. Without my kids and my wife … man, I love them so much.”

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Message for Today

Scripture
Acts 8:1, 5

Jehovah knows how to get you out of your comfort zone. He opened the door; He can close the door. That closed door is Jehovah pushing you. Maybe you’ve been pushed out of Jerusalem, so to speak, through a bad break, a disappointment, a betrayal. Don’t be discouraged. If it weren’t going to work for your good, Jehovah wouldn’t have allowed it. Jerusalem may have closed, but Samaria is about to open. Jehovah wouldn’t be pushing you if He didn’t already have a door open.

Father, thank You that You know what’s best for me, and You’re pushing and stretching me out of my comfort zone and into my purpose. Thank You for closed doors as well as open doors. I believe that You have something better, something more rewarding up in front of me. @chrisstokes1969#Chrisstokes 🙏🏾🙏🏾

‘Good Times’ Actor Johnny Brown Dies

Revered for his role as Nathan Bookman, the actor passed away at the age of 84.

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Johnny Brown, an actor and comedian best known for his role on the iconic Norman Lear-created sitcom Good Times, reportedly passed away on March 2. He was 84.

Brown’s daughter, Sharon Catherine Brown, announced the news of his death via Instagram on Friday (March 4). It’s unclear how Brown died, however his daughter revealed in the IG post that it came as a “shock” to his family.

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