By Evelyn Albino
Reference Scriptures: John 3; Numbers 21; and Exodus
In the book of John he begins his book by echoing words from the Bible CREATION story, in the beginning. In the first half of it he describes Jesus’ public ministry, each section closes with a report on how people respond to JESUS, either in faith or unbelief. Sounds like Exodus, right? Where God kept performing signs and yet Pharaoh wouldn’t believe or let the people go. He kept using creation to bring a plague upon Pharoh yet he kept hardening his heart. Until God Himself hardened his heart. Which made it even harder and makes it harder for one to surrender to Him.
There are things that God has to allow us to go through, (Exodus) striping us from EVERYTHING so that He can sanctify us, set us apart for Him and His service. So we know that HE IS GOD. So that we can depend on Him and Him alone. Putting nothing or no one before Him but Him as our first, life, and foundation. John said it best, “He must become greater, I must become less.” (John 3:30) It is all a process for sure, a process that God wants to be glorified through if we allow Him to be. This comes through looking unto Him, obedience and seeking His kingdom FIRST.
The Jews themselves say it was not the sight of the brazen serpent that cured, but in looking up to it, they looked up to God as the Lord that healed them. There was much gospel in this. Our Saviour declared, in John 3:14-15, that as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so the Son of man must be lifted up, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish. Compare their disease and ours. Sin bites like a serpent, and stings like a venomous snake. Compare the application of their remedy and ours. They looked and lived, and we, if we believe, shall not perish. It is by faith that we look unto Jesus. (Hebrews 12:2) Whosoever looked, however desperate his case, or poor his sight, or distant his place, was certainly and perfectly cured. The Lord can relieve us from dangers and distresses, by means which human reason never would have imagined. Look unto to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith.
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY. A graduate of Bryant & Stratton College where I graduated with an Associates Degree in Administrative Assistant in 2004. Also a graduate of Medialle College where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2007. Along with being a recent graduate of Jehovah Jireh Bible Institute with a certificate in Ministry in 2016.
I have a heart and passion for missions work. I have been on numerous mission trips to the Dominican Republican, as well as Haiti. I look forward to future missions trips to Cuba, India and other various countries.
A member of Zion Dominion Global Ministries,-where I am involved in the We Are Manna Ministries (WAMM) missions department and Zion Dominion Espanol. Currently I volunteer at Erie County Medical Center, as a Chaplin since 2013 where I minister in the psychiatric unit as well as serve as a Trauma Chaplin. Evelyn Albino is married to
Juan Albino and is the mother of one child, Brianna Vazquez. The oldest of 9 brothers and 4 sister- daughter of Luz Vazquez and Eladio Rodriguez.
Started my own organization in 2012 called Change Starts With You, where I have held conferences on Bullying (2013) and Prescription Drug Abuse (2014). Was part of Stop the Violence Coalition & Peacemakers 2012-2014. Was part of Homicide Education and Prevention 2012-2014. Served on the Pine Harbor Events Committee 2010-2012. I have a prayer line ministry called Heart Of Compassion Ministry since April 2015.
Had a rough upbringing, which resulted in much self-destructive behavior and a self-destructive life but God got a hold of my life in 2010, when I accepted Him as Lord and Savior. He has turned my life and around and has been with me in every storm of life and saved me from me. Now I live for Him and serve Him as an evangelist to tell the world of His good news.