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April 21

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Editor’s Letter Leave It There! Not many will recognize the name Charles A. Tindley, a 20th-century, Black Methodist minister known for his pioneering songwriting. But you may recall some of the spiritual hymns written by Tindley, whose father was a slave and his mother a freeborn, that became staples in the Church. They include hymns like, “Let Jesus Fix It for You,” “The Storm Is Passing Over,” “We’ll Understand It Better By and By” and “I’ll Overcome Someday,” which years later was modified to become the anthem for the 1960s civil rights movement. Tindley, who used his experience of escaping slavery and poverty to convey certain messages in his sermons and hymns, also drew from how he helped people deal with their problems. One instance is related in a story of Tindley’s encounter with a constant worrier who sought Tindley’s advice in dealing with his problems. Reportedly, Tindley looked at the man with concern, then said: “My advice to you is put all your troubles in a sack, take them to the Lord and leave them there.” Tindley later wrote “Leave It There,” a hymn based on Psalm 55:22, which urges us to give our problems to God, then trust Him to handle them and sustain us. Here’s the first stanza: If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold, And you have to get along with meager fare, Just remember, in His Word, how He feeds the little bird, Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. Leave it there, leave it there, Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out, Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. COVID-19 brought many worries and concerns in 2020 that linger to this day. We didn’t just flip the calendar to Jan. 1, 2021, and presto—no COVID, no worries. That’s what makes Tindley’s message as relevant today as when he wrote it years ago. We may not be able to solve our problems, but we can take them to the Lord, leave them there and trust that He will solve them. This month’s articles offer that assurance. I hope you will take time to read each of them. Ronald C. Jordan Managing Editor ****************************************** ****************************************** Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Instagram | Pinterest In print since ’73 : VOL. 49 : No. 3 INSIDE APRIL P. 10 “I consider partnership with KCM as vital. I’m so thankful that they allowed me to bloom where I was planted.” _____________________________ 4 Anchored by the Promise by Kenneth Copeland 10 Bloom Where You’re Planted by Melanie Hemry 20 Be Still by Mac Hammond 23 We Are Not Subject to the Times by Pastor George Pearsons 26 You Are God’s Inheritance by Gloria Copeland ______________________________ When The LORD first spoke to us about starting the "Believer’s Voice of Victory" magazine, He said: 'This is your seed. Give it to everyone who ever responds to your ministry, and don’t ever allow anyone to pay for a subscription to it.' For 48 years it has been our joy to bring you good news through the teachings of ministers who write out of living contact with God, and the testimonies of believers who took God at His WORD and experienced His victory in everyday life. —Kenneth & Gloria Copeland ________________ Get your free magazine Spanish edition ___________________ "Believer’s Voice of Victory" is published monthly by Eagle Mountain International Church Inc./Kenneth Copeland Ministries, a nonprofit corporation, Fort Worth, Texas. © 2021 Eagle Mountain International Church Inc. aka Kenneth Copeland Ministries. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is prohibited. "Believer’s Voice of Victory" and the JESUS IS LORD globe logo are registered trademarks of Eagle Mountain International Church Inc./Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Printing and distribution costs are paid for by donations from KCM Partners and Friends. Printed in the United States of America. Because all "Believer’s Voice of Victory" issues are preplanned, we are unable to accept unsolicited manuscripts. Managing Editor/Ronald C. Jordan Assistant Editor/Debby Ide Writers/ Melanie Hemry Gina Lynnes Christopher Maselli Gena Maselli Proofreaders/Jean DeLong Michelle Harris Karen Wirkkala Senior Designer/Michael Augustat Project Manager/Deborah Brister Type Coordinator/Joyce Glasgow ______________________________ Pass this magazine on to a family member or friend. *************************************** BVOV : 3

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