Participants: Yvonne Lewis & Duawne Starling (Host), Keisha Dukes & Kwan Dukes Reese, Marquita Richarson
Series Code: MGNH
Program Code: MGNH000012
00:01 Magnify the Lord with me
00:04 Magnify the Lord
00:08 Jesus alone is worthy
00:11 Magnify Him
00:18 Hello, everyone and welcome to Magnify Him.
00:21 My name is Duawne Starling.
00:22 And I'm Yvonne Lewis.
00:24 Thank you for tuning in.
00:25 We have a special program just for you.
00:27 Yvonne, I am excited about today.
00:29 Oh, yes.
00:30 I get to speak with an anointed young woman
00:32 whose voice is truly angelic.
00:34 Her name is Marquita Richardson.
00:36 And we're also going to hear from a set of twins
00:38 with an anointed ministry, Keisha and Kwan Dukes.
00:42 So stay tuned as we lit up
00:44 the name of Jesus and magnify Him.
00:47 Magnify the Lord with me
00:50 Magnify Him
00:56 So I am sitting here
00:57 with the Dukes twins, Keisha and Kwan.
01:01 And I have to tell you,
01:04 you are just gonna be in for such a blessing.
01:07 Thank you so much for being with us.
01:08 Thank you.
01:10 Thank you for having us, the honor is ours.
01:12 So how do you all start singing?
01:16 Well, my mother used to make us sing
01:18 when we were in church
01:19 at the age of like three or four years old,
01:21 we would start singing and we didn't like it much.
01:24 But as we got older, around 13 or 14,
01:27 our friends would ask us to sing more
01:29 and we realized, okay, maybe we do
01:31 have a talent or gift for singing.
01:33 So we became more serious about it at that age.
01:36 People started hearing us
01:37 and we started to get invited to churches and we just thought
01:41 they were inviting us because we were twins.
01:44 And when one day we sing at school
01:46 and people started crying and we were like,
01:50 wow, this is a ministry more that--
01:52 more than anything else.
01:54 So that's when we started taking it seriously at 14.
01:58 Wow. That is wonderful.
02:00 When you all were growing up,
02:03 did people get you confused a lot?
02:05 Yes. Yes.
02:07 We are identical twins
02:08 and we look a little bit different,
02:10 you can tell some differences now
02:11 but when we were growing up we looked more alike--
02:15 And it didn't help them, my mother made us dress alike.
02:17 Oh. So, kind of corny but...
02:22 We got mixed up a lot.
02:23 You have an incredible testimony, both of you.
02:28 Can you share a little bit of that,
02:29 both of you with our viewers today?
02:33 The testimony that we have part of it
02:37 is how we came to the Lord.
02:38 My mother took us to church and she made sure that
02:43 if whatever was going on in our lives
02:44 we had a pre-turbulent childhood
02:46 but she made sure that we were in church on Sundays
02:49 and that's where we started singing choirs
02:52 and things like that.
02:54 But we became ministers of music after college
02:57 and in the churches that we were a part of,
03:00 and then through that I met my husband.
03:04 We were singing somewhere and I met my husband
03:06 and he introduced us into Adventism.
03:10 And I started, I started going to church with him
03:14 and started studying.
03:15 And then my sister came along and studied with me
03:18 and she came into the church as well.
03:21 That's part of our testimony.
03:23 I love it. I love it.
03:24 Tell how you came into the church?
03:25 Well, I actually--
03:27 when I knew my sister was in love
03:29 and studying some different teachings that we had--
03:34 different than what we grew up, I said,
03:37 I need to give an objective ear to make sure that
03:40 she wasn't you know, being let her stray.
03:44 You were protecting her.
03:45 I was protecting her, you know and I was--
03:47 you know, I am going to be the super studier.
03:49 But what ended up happening
03:51 is was God was just revealing to me more and more truth.
03:54 And confirming a lot of things that I had not--
03:58 that I had ideas and thoughts about
04:01 but though His word He just began to open things up to me.
04:05 And so out of my studying
04:07 to kind of come against or challenge,
04:10 He started bring and reveling things to me
04:12 and I ended up getting...
04:15 She ended up getting baptized-- Getting baptized before here.
04:17 Before she?
04:18 Yeah. Yes.
04:19 Oh, I love it. I love it.
04:21 But one of the things that just stayed with me
04:23 is how the Holy Spirit had guided us
04:25 and let us to the place that we are at individually
04:30 and convicted us and here we are.
04:34 What would you say to other believers
04:37 that are in Sunday churches that might not even be
04:41 searching for anything else
04:42 because they don't know anything else?
04:43 What would you say to other believers
04:46 that are in Sunday churches?
04:48 What would you say?
04:50 I would say, follow Christ.
04:53 The Holy Spirit is what leads and guides us into all truth.
04:57 And if you're sold out to Christ,
04:59 and you have a relationship with Him,
05:01 then you trust Him.
05:02 If you know Him you trust Him and so wherever
05:04 He's leading you, that's where you go.
05:06 And simply the Bible says,
05:11 if you love Me then you keep My commandments.
05:14 And whatever commandment that is.
05:17 And that's-- sometimes that means you know,
05:20 closing your ears to what people think
05:22 or what they have to say
05:23 because your love for Christ is just that great.
05:25 Yes. Yes.
05:27 I heard-- I read somewhere
05:29 a minister say, you can't think your way
05:32 or reason your way through spiritual confusion,
05:35 you have to obey.
05:36 And that was something that helped me
05:38 and really encouraged me.
05:40 So I would encourage anyone else
05:41 that's seeking to follow God in a deeper way
05:44 or just be more committed in their walk
05:47 that when He reveal something to you, obey,
05:49 and that thing will become clear to you
05:51 because when we think in our own minds
05:54 and we can figure things out then we become--
05:56 it just can lead to a lot more confusion.
05:59 Yes. Right.
06:00 And the final thing that I would say
06:02 is that know that He is gonna give you
06:03 the support that you need and surround you with security
06:08 and love and wherever you-- and wherever you go.
06:12 Praise the Lord.
06:14 That it's so important for people to know
06:17 that the Holy Spirit's job is to lead us into truth,
06:21 that's his job.
06:23 So if we're just receptive to His spirit
06:25 and following Him and obeying God,
06:29 He's gonna bring us through.
06:30 Amen. Amen.
06:32 You know, I want to just thank you for being here
06:35 and for blessing us.
06:37 Viewer, you are going to be blessed by this ministry.
06:42 So sit back and be prepared to be led by the Holy Spirit.
06:56 Time to believe in what God said
07:04 Time to believe in what He promised
07:13 We see small, He sees great
07:16 When we speak doubt, He speaks faith
07:20 Time to believe in what God said
07:32 It's time to believe in what God said
07:39 It's time to believe in what He promised
07:47 When we see small, He sees great
07:51 When we speak doubt, He speaks faith
07:55 It's time to believe in what God said
08:02 Time to believe in what God said
08:06 Yes, it's time to believe in what God said
08:10 Time to believe in what He promised
08:18 We see small, He sees great
08:22 When we speak doubt, He speaks faith
08:26 It's time to believe in what God said
08:34 Don't allow your past to dictate where you're going
08:41 Or where you are make you believe you can't go on
08:48 Because God's promise is true
08:52 And what He said He will do
08:57 It's time to believe,
09:03 Oh, believe, I will believe
09:09 I will believe in what God said
09:13 I will believe in what God said
09:17 I will believe in what He promised
09:21 Because His word is love
09:25 When I see small When I see small
09:27 I'll see great I'll see great
09:29 I spoke in doubt now I'll speak faith
09:33 I will believe in what God said
09:39 I do believe in what God said
09:45 I do believe in what God said
09:49 I do believe in what He promised
09:56 When I see small, I'll see great
10:00 I spoke in doubt now I'll speak faith
10:04 When I see small,
10:06 I'll see great I spoke in doubt now I'll speak faith
10:12 I do believe
10:14 Yes, I do believe
10:16 I do believe I do believe
10:20 I do believe
10:27 It's time to believe in what God said
10:40 In times like these we need an anchor,
10:42 and our anchor need to be in Christ.
10:45 I think that He wants us to know
10:46 that we can be still in His presence
10:48 and know that He is God to restore our peace
10:52 and to handle any other kind of problems
10:54 that maybe going on in our lives.
10:56 So we want to encourage you with this sing,
10:58 "Be Still and Know."
11:19 Be still and know that He is God
11:27 Be still and know that He is holy
11:35 Be still oh restless heart of mine
11:40 Bow before the Prince of Peace
11:44 Let the noise and clamor cease
11:51 Be still and know that He is God
11:59 Be still and know that He is faithful
12:07 Consider all that He has done
12:12 Stand in awe and be amazed
12:16 Know that He will never change
12:22 Be still
12:30 Be still and know that He is God
12:38 Be still and know that He is God
12:45 Be still and know that He is God
12:54 Be stille
12:58 Be speechless
13:04 Be still and know that He is God
13:12 Be still and know He is our Father
13:21 Come and rest your head upon His breast
13:25 Listen to the rhythm of
13:29 His unfailing heart of love
13:34 Beating for His little ones
13:37 Calling each of us to come
13:46 Be still
13:54 Be still
14:18 Magnify the Lord with me
14:21 Magnify Him
14:24 I am sitting here with Marquita Richardson
14:26 and what a joy it is to have you in Magnify Him.
14:29 Thank you so much. It's good to be here.
14:31 You know the first question I want to ask really
14:33 is where have you been?
14:35 Where have you been? Why haven't I heard this voice?
14:38 Well, I've studied in Oakwood University
14:40 and went to Pine Forge Academy as well
14:42 but I live right in Maryland.
14:45 And I claim Nashville as home as well, so--
14:47 So we've got the Nashville connection,
14:50 we've got the Maryland connection.
14:52 So why haven't we sung together?
14:54 I don't know, that's upon you.
14:56 We got to fix that.
14:57 It is on me? We got to fix that.
14:59 Yeah, I'd love to do something.
15:01 So what will you be ministering on Magnify Him?
15:05 Well, on Magnify Him, I will be signing several songs
15:10 that mean a lot to me.
15:12 That have been serious points of reflection for me
15:16 over the past few years, going through college
15:19 and just life in general.
15:21 God has been so good, He has-- He's the only reason
15:24 I am here today and I know that.
15:26 And so I'll be sharing these songs
15:29 that have special meaning to me
15:31 because they just point me right back to the one
15:34 who is in charge of everything.
15:35 He's got the whole world in His hands.
15:36 The whole world.
15:38 And I can look forward to spending eternity with Him,
15:41 so that makes everything else all right.
15:42 Praise God.
15:44 I am so glad you said it up like that
15:45 because you've done my work for me.
15:47 You really have.
15:49 This is been a joy, just to talk with you
15:52 and I know it will be a blessing and joy
15:54 for our listeners to hear you.
15:56 And I pray that you'll enjoy the music,
15:58 you'll enjoy the ministry of Marquita Richardson.
16:10 Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
16:18 Holy, holy is He
16:26 Sing a new song to Him who sits on
16:34 Heaven's mercy seat
16:43 Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
16:50 Holy, holy is He
16:58 Sing a new song to Him who sits on
17:06 Heaven's mercy seat
17:14 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
17:22 Who was and is and is to come
17:30 With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
17:38 You are my everything and I will adore You
18:02 Clothed in rainbows of living color
18:10 Flashes of lighting rolls of thunder
18:18 Blessing and honor strength and glory and power be
18:26 To You the only wise King
18:34 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
18:42 Who was and is and is to come
18:50 With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
18:58 You are my everything and I will adore You
19:09 Holy, holy
19:23 Filled in wonder, I'm in awestruck wonder
19:31 Mention of Your name
19:38 Jesus, Your name is power,
19:42 Praise and living water
19:46 To You the only wise King
19:54 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
20:02 Who was and is and is to come
20:10 With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
20:18 You are my everything and I will adore You
20:26 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
20:34 Who was and is and is to come
20:42 With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
20:50 You are my everything and I will adore You
20:59 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
21:06 Who was and is and is to come
21:14 With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
21:22 You are my everything and I will adore You
21:42 This next hymn has a special meaning to me
21:45 as I've just finished college and the last few years
21:48 were especially difficult for me.
21:50 But songs like these helped me to keep on moving forward
21:53 because I knew that no matter what happen,
21:56 no matter how dark things got
21:57 and no matter how little strength I had left
22:01 I have one thing to look forward to,
22:04 and that's an eternal home with Christ, someday.
22:21 Beams of heaven as I go
22:30 Through this wilderness below
22:37 Guide my feet in peaceful ways
22:45 Turn my midnights into days
22:52 When in the darkness I would grope
23:00 Faith always sees a star of hope
23:07 And soon from all life's grief and danger
23:16 I shall be free someday
23:23 I do not know how long it will be
23:31 Nor what the future holds for me
23:39 But this I know, if Jesus leads me
23:47 I shall get home someday
23:56 Harder yet may be the fight
24:04 Right may often yield to might
24:11 Wickedness a while may reign
24:18 Satan's cause may seem to gain
24:26 But there is a god who rules above
24:34 With hand of power and heart of love
24:41 If I am right, He'll fight my battles
24:49 And I shall have peace someday
24:58 I do not know how long it will be
25:05 Nor what the future holds for me
25:13 But this I know, if Jesus leads me
25:21 I shall get home someday
25:31 Burdens now may crush me down
25:39 Disappointments all around
25:47 Troubles speak in mournful sigh
25:55 Sorrow through a tear-stained eye
26:03 But there is a world where pleasure reigns
26:10 No mourning soul shall roam its plains
26:18 And to that land of peace and glory
26:26 I want to go someday
26:36 I do not know how long it will be
26:43 Nor what the future holds for me
26:52 But this I know, if Jesus leads me
27:01 I shall get home
27:28 Magnify Him
27:34 Duawne, what a blessing this program has been.
27:37 I felt as though I was transported
27:38 into heavenly places.
27:40 So did I, so did I.
27:41 Thanks for tuning in.
27:42 And until we see you next time remember
27:44 to put Christ first in all things and of course,
27:49 magnify Him. God bless you.