i m m a n u e l ’ s t e m p l e s y s t e m s o f c h u r c h m a g a z i n e
To The Dynamic Brother/Sister Duo...
Minister Emanuel Owens
& Minister Rachel Owens
A Message from
Bishop Phillip E. Owens
have We Lost the
RegaLia as LeadeRs?
Elect Lady’s Corner
Issue 2 | Volume 4 | November–December 2014
Table of Contents
A Letter from the Editorial Team ........................3
Bishop’s Sermon .................................................4-5
Elect Lady’s Corner ...........................................6-7
Give Thanks: Crossword Puzzle .........................9
ITSC Christmas Gifts ..........................................10
My-T-Sharp Ad / 7 Year Anniversary ...............11
New Year’s Eve Ad ...............................................12
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Blessings to one and all! We have another great edition during this new and exciting
season! We are in the homestretch of 2014 and the year is quickly coming to a close.
Everything about this season evokes change that is undeniable. Nevertheless, the
most poignant stabilizer in all of our lives is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Whether
young or old, male or female, rich or poor, saint or sinner, the power of the blood transcends
all lines and barriers. And truthfully, that is what we love most about the end of the
year! First we have November - the month where we give thanks. We can go down the list
for what we are thankful for and fill a whole library with our praise! Psalm 118:1 says “O
give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.” We take
great pride in being willing and obedient to all that the word of God instructs us to!
Then we come to our beloved month of December where families are appreciated
and love runs deep. We always want to remember, though, the true reason for the
season. It is all about the birth of Jesus! This material world fades like the melting
snow, but power of Jesus remains! We’re just here to help keep you on track. So please buy
your gifts and bake your pies, but know that we all must commemorate the greatest gift
ever betrothed to mankind: A humble King that was born in a manger to a virgin! Jesus is
His name and we would love to wish you all an incredibly Merry Christmas and a Happy
We hope you enjoy our articles and offerings in this edition! For more information,
please call us at (702) 818-4285 or visit us online at www.immanuelstemple.com.
Thanks again from all of the newsletter staff here at Immanuel’s
Temple. God bless and we would love to see you real soon!
A Word From Our Bishop
Have you ever noticed how a little toddler
loves to ask the question, Why? They
ask “Daddy, the sky is blue... why?” and
when you tell them they ask another “why?” Then
when they finish with that “why” they ask you “but
why?” They really believe that their parents have all
the answers. What many do not realize is that God
also asks us as His creation- “Why?” He asks those
the question why to those that have experienced
how good He can be and then in return they leave
Him. If you are saved or if you are unsaved we have
all experienced God; He reigns on the just and the
unjust. God asks this question to those who have
tasted of His goodness and have rolled in His mercy
but yet they walk away from Him and forsake Him
for the things of this world.
Many times people offer God excuses to answer
when answering the question “Why?” You say to
God that you were lonely so you left Him for human
affection. How could you leave the one that is more
to you than anyone who tells you that they love you
anybody that can ever say that they love you? God
said that He loves you with an everlasting love, and
with loving kindness has He drawn you.
Some may say to God that they have been going
through financially so that is why they ended their
relationship with Him. How could you leave the
one who owns the cattle on a thousand hills? The
gold and the silver belong to God! If God was in
need of something He would not have to ask you
because He owns everything. Why would you seek
something else? God has promised that if you seek
first the kingdom of God and His righteousness all
the things that others seek after shall be added to
It offends God when you know Him and you
leave Him to find help in other places. He stands in
heaven and asks, “Why?” When people leave God
to seek other things that is it’s because they do not
understand who God is. There is no reason for a
child of God to envy the people of the world. You
should not watch the Hollywood award shows and
be envious of their jewels and gowns.
Those possessions are only temporary because
many of them go home to hell on earth. They are
plagued by adultery or they have to use drugs in
order to live the life they are living. Why would you
give up what you have in God trying to get what is
not able to satisfy unsatisfying to the ones that have
the riches of this world?
God has to be your everything EVERYTHING.
When a man pleases God He makes even his
enemies to be at peace with Him. He is the Great
I Am, the Alpha and Omega and He will always
be your Prince of Peace. I admonish you to obtain
a constant love for God and tell God daily I will
never leave you so that He will never have to ask
Did You Know?
Did you know that on December 19, 1999, God blessed us to occupy our beautiful edifice in Lansing,
MI? On that date, we left the rented facility of Plumber’s and Pipefitter’s Union Hall and marched directly
across the street to our brand new 2,000-seater church building. We are yet celebrating the joyous
miracle of faith through the obedience and sacrificial work of our leaders that wrought our $10 million
Elect Lady’s Corner
As I meditated upon an unfamiliar scripture
passage, Lamentations 5:16, “The crown is
fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we
have sinned!”, I waited for God to give me clarity as
to what He wanted me to receive or share from His
As I studied the verse, I could not help but to
relate it to the Church of today and become greatly
disturbed by the display of church leaders who
are supposed to be representing God’s plan on the
Earth. To follow your plan may be to miss God’s
“The crown has fallen” not only speaks of a king
that has fallen in disgrace, but sadly, there is no
one worthy to succeed him as king because they
are all like him. Jeremiah 8:10 says, “...for every one
from the least even unto the greatest is given to
covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest
every one dealeth falsely.” The regalia is lost!
Regalia is defined as, “rights or privileges belonging
to a king; prerogatives of sovereignty.” The privileges
and rights given to us as leaders from God have been
abused by serving ourselves in carnality which has
caused the body of Christ to sin and displease God.
Therefore judgment must follow. Jeremiah 8:11,
“For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of
my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there
is no peace.” As long as the leaders continue to
fall into weak compromise, flattery, and desiring
the pleasures of sin rather than taking a stand in
righteousness, there will be no peace, but judgment
The regalia is lost because there is no power or
authority in our lives or words to rebuke the
devourer. When you’re not right with God who
gives you authority and the right to not only rebuke
satan, but to rule His church according to His will
and not yours. But how can you rebuke what you’re
in one accord with? (Amos 3:3)
That’s why satan is running churches today
with adultery, fornication, homosexuality, hiphop,
drugs, pornography, and all manner of sin
because the leaders have lost the regalia. God
does not give power and authority to those not
listening. It is called disobedience!
So be careful what you hear and who you hear!
Ephesians 5:6-7 says, “Let no man deceive you
with vain words: for because of these things
cometh the wrath of God upon the children of
disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with
If leaders want the regalia to return, they must
first turn to God in humility and repentance;
and begin to seek the face of God (not take the
place of God by ruling according to their own
understanding). Then God will hear from heaven,
and power will return to the Church when the
head is not sick defiling the body, but preaching
sound doctrine that we may be found at His
return a glorious church!
Elect Lady, Patricia A. Owens D.D,
The month of November is a very special
month for us here at ITSC! We take great joy
in celebrating the birthdays of two of the hardest
working members of this ministry: Minister
Emanuel Owens and Minister Rachel Owens. This
brother and sister team are truly assisting their parents
in ministry in a way that would make anyone proud.
There are so many stories in the media on ill-mannered
preacher’s kids and it’s about time to celebrate the ones
that can put a smile on your face because they are an
example to others!
Minister Emanuel Owens, the eldest of the three Owens
children, is truly a talented and anointed musician.
With his leadership over the music ministry, he leads
the services at Immanuel’s Temple into a deeper level
of praise and worship with our Lord and Savior. With
his no-nonsense attitude and ability to get the job done,
Bishop and Elect Lady Owens know that their son is a
strength to the ministry and one that they can always
Minister Rachel Owens is a young lady who is full
of promise and power. Sincerely being a Ruth to her
Naomi, Min. Rachel works tirelessly and with all her
heart from the altar call during services to the direction
over the entire youth ministry. As one of the greatest
supporters of this vision and her parents, Min. Rachel
has given her life to the furtherance of communicating
the word of God to the world with a spirit of excellence.
She is certainly an individual that “makes things happen”
and is a catalyst that will help push the vision that
God has given to her parents.
We have been blessed with these two servants of the
house. Both are also great examples to the young and
old of ITSC and especially to their younger brother
Josiah. They live according to the standard of God’s holy
word and have shown themselves consistent. You can
see the favor of God upon these two. God has blessed
them with tenacity and a heart for the things of God.
Their testimony precedes them and we can’t wait to see
all that God has in store for the both of them. HAPPY
(Sing to the tune of “Joy to the World”)
Joy to the World, during this time of year,
Find gifts that will bring others cheer!
Be a blessing to your home or pass the word along,
Remember the messages heard or recall an anointed word;
Whichever you choose, remember that God Loves you!
That is right, it is the most beautiful time of year! The season in
which we take the time to remember the birth of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. There is no better way to spread Christmas cheer than
by spreading the Gospel of our Lord. Immanuel’s Temple Systems of
Church has so much to offer. Whether you want to bless yourself with
a gift, are in need of awesome stocking stuffers or if you would like to
bless someone else; you are sure to find exactly what you are looking
During the 2014 year, anointed messages such as “The Necessity
of Obedience Chosen” and the “Whose Hands Are You Holding Up?”
series have been preached and are available. We cannot leave out the
awesome Christmas and Easter productions which were both incredible.
Lastly, we have blessed oil and notetaker journals as well. So
Please avail yourselves to our list pertaining to Christ and make your
list, check it twice, because we think you’ll find something that will
change your life...Christmas time is coming to town!
w w w. m y t s h a r p s h o w. c o m
Time sure does fly when you’re serving the Lord with gladness! Seven years ago on November 5,
2007, our ministry made the incredible journey from Lansing, Michigan. Across the continental
United States to the sunny city of Las Vegas, Nevada for the official planting of the first church under
the Bishopric of Prophet Phillip E. Owens and Elect Lady Patricia A. Owens. Destiny is geography and
the Lord has placed His stamp of approval on all that has been done through Immanuel’s Temple! The
ministry thrives in two locations and two time zones – Lansing, Michigan and Las Vegas, Nevada –
ministering to souls internationally as the Lord has ordained.
Happy New Year
Let’s Bring in the New Year Right!
Let’s Bring in the New Year Right!
We would love to leap into the new year with you at our annual
Watch Night Service!
We would love to leap into the new year with you at our Annual Watch Night Service!
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