It all began after having played the rock circuit in New Orleans for years in a secular rock band. Years later, in 1995, DiChiara was born again and a member of then, Trinity Christian Center. Therein laid a quandary…what to do with the music that was still burgeoning within? Empowered was originally born in 1998 by DiChiara. After a first recording, changes of band members, and a long hiatus, Empowered has taken its ministry to the next level with the 2012 CD release of “Soul Cry,” recorded in Nashville. Empowered is a Christian rock band that is based out of Baton Rouge, LA, that wants to empower others with His message. After all, Jesus is the Rock! After pulling together new material from the past couple of years, the band got in touch with Jason Wall at Angel on the Wall Music in Nashville, TN. Studio time was booked, and multi-Grammy Award winner for producing, Jim Dineen of Nashville was added to the mix. The disc was mastered by Erik Wolf at Wolf Mastering in Nashville as well. The Soul Cry disc has tracks that range from guitar-driven rock styles to soft ballads that will stir the soul. The band has made a pledge to the Lord to play Christian music in His honor, and to “empower” people with God’s message. If one life is saved for eternity, this band has done its job. The stage is set for music with passion. Let His message be heard!



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Giant Killers

By EMPOWERED, 2017-07-05

Have you ever had enough? Have you ever been sick and tired of being sick and tired? Does it seem as though Satan is ALL UP IN YO’ STUFF? A lot of times, it looks that way. It feels that way, and we react on those feelings. Well, I’ve learned over the course of my life that feelings kill. And it’s because emotions run our feelings, and with that, we often cannot make a clear-headed decision about anything when we’re like that.

Kid decisions, spouse decisions, work decisions, sometimes even faith decisions. I saw this come across my twitter feed from Toby Mac, and thought it was awesome and spoke a lot.

"Sometimes God will put a Goliath in your life for you to find the David within you."

Can you feel me now? Does that not speak to us and to our trials? David didn’t go looking for Goliath – remember, he went looking for his brothers. The situation happened upon him when he approached the camp. So, when our own personal Goliath shows up, what are we going to do about it? Will we find our own “David” inside of us?

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” - 2 Timothy 1:7 [KJV]

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,…” - Ephesians 3:20 [KJV]

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” - Luke 10:19 [KJV]

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:19 [KJV]

“And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” - Acts 3:16 [KJV]

“Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” - Colossians 1:11-17 [KJV]

For a warrior, they/we love to be fed great portions of meat. This goes to our strength and energy for the fight – well, these verses give us enough “meat” to give our spirit strength and energy for the fight as well. Tap into it; the fight is ongoing. To battle!

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