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So glad  you  stopped by to visit! We hope your time is filled with just what you need from God . I must ask though, what are you looking for? Better yet, who are you looking for? Looking for Jesus ? looking for peace? Looking for proof? Looking for peace of mind ? Looking for God? Looking for someone to talk to? That's okay. You don't have to tell us right away. We've got time.  Take all the time you need! What? you're no bother. Friends and people of all walks of life  come here all the time to reflect on God. Maybe our reflections on God are similar to your experiences. This site is more than just a "lost and found"  place. If you've lost hope, maybe you can find  your "hope"  here! if your life  seems to have no rhyme or reason right now, maybe spending a little time here you will give  reason enough to ask Christ into your life  We hope so!  While you pray or read, enjoy the music the "Music Page". Come, See that God is Good! Please don't forget to leave your prayer requests or testimonies. Jesus is waiting to hear from you as are we.

Listen intently to this song, If your feel life is full of turmoil, find Jesus.
If life is so stormy, and you feel that  life has beaten you down and you are drowning in a sea turmoil, depression, let Jesus become your Captain, let him flow through your soul. Give him into your life.....set your life on Jesus, The Lighthouse, He will rescue you, just give him your heart. What an amazing Jesus, he wants to help you NOW! Just ask Him.

1651 Bryan Road Sumiton, Alabama
Pastor: Rick Flippo
1209 Sullivan Road Sumiton, Alabama 35148
205-648-9982 or205-285-4361

The Church of God, General Headquarters
Oscar Pimentel-General Overseer
P.O. Box 450 Charleston, Tennessee 37310
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James Horne, State
P. O. Box 650
Bessemer, Alabama 35021

Announcements & Events
New Overseer Selected!
Upon the death of  our much loved General Overseer Bishop Stepen E.
Smith, The Church of God held it's 2015 General Assembly at Ridgecrest Conference Center in Asheville North Carolina. The Assembly was held for not only for the purpose churches annual gathering from people all over the world but also to select a New General Overseer.
Upon the death of of former General Overseer Stephen E. Smith, The Church of God selected Bishop Oscar Pimentel. The Holy Ghost set his approval on this man
and the General Assembly, as out lined by the scripture. The scripture says "for it seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us. (Acts 15:28). In overwhelming unity Brother Pimentel was selected to lead The Church of God on the next phase of her journey to the rapture. This selection may the last. What does this say? It says the rapture is nigh and it is time  get in The Church of God, The Bride of Christ!

Former General Overseer
Stephen E. Smith

Our Former General Overseer went on to glory. He led The Church of God for seven years with unparalled achievements. The most outstanding of which his vision was  to have a brand new marker for The Church of God established on Mt. Hatin in Israel along with a marker at the grave of the tomb of Jesus. Quite a feat in a troubled country, Israel. Quite a feat for The Church of God. He will be missed.
Please pray for his wife, Vicki, and their children.

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A Word from the Pastor!
Holiday season already? It just doesn't seem right does it, but here we are. So just where are?
I'm 60 years old and I've never seen the conditions of this world any worse than they are now. Seriously. I used to enjoy watching some TV, nothing provocative or with words that were unbecoming to God, but now I find my self in war against an enemy, Satan, that has escalated to a fevered pitched. I look around and see my loved ones, friends, even those who do not consider me their friend that need my prayers and fasting and time more than ever before.
So what is all my fuss about?
Just turn your attention to the world around you. ISIS, Muslim Brotherhood, Taliban. Once again there are riots in our own streets across America. Our Leaders seem to be oblivious to God THE creator.
Then we have unparralled weather phenomena. Earthquakes all over the globe, even measured earthquakes in my state of Alabama. Typhoons/Hurricanes running in lines one after another, especially in the Western seas, of up to six at a time. Flooding all across the globe, and if not flooding the exact opposite, drought! California has exceeded or equaled drought conditions of all times.
So! What gives, as my grand daughter says. The Bible is being fulfilled right before our eyes at a pace never before seen by myself. Many who have once held the Bible standard so high have now trashed it in favor of the enticements of the world. The world is headed to Hell.




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Do you mean that Big Named Minister's knows more than God?
A lot of of Folks do, they way they spend thousand of dollars a year on t scam of the Big named Preacher, Yes including Jimmy Swaggart!!! 
They are reducing the power of God down to steps on how to get God to act, just buy their teachings series and they will tell you how to get results as if God had some formula that all we need to do is mix up the right ingredients and we would have the results we were praying for. This is not faith. Faith is God's supernatural and it has no steps or formula, and anyone  telling you that you need anything beside the Word of God to grow your faith in order to receive it, is dragging God's ways back down to the level of the law or works. If you need to do anything besides the act of God's Word by faith, then it is not longer faiths, it's works. Jesus already paid for  everything you might need, so why pay some body else to find out how to get what God already paid for 2,000 years ago/ This is better know as a scam. Do you have any idea how many people fought, bled and died so that you could have your own Bible. But now you are going to pay someone to tell you what it says? buying  (books, Cd, teachings,Etc). Why did the Holy Ghost come for? If you need a teacher? He is the only Teacher you will ever need. People still living in the wilderness, going in circles, listening to others, instead  of coming to God as His child, expecting him to be whatever you need Him to be, Supernatural!

Boils and a Silly old wife (16 Nov 2015

Our first glimpse of Job shows a man who was the greatest of all men of the East. He had it all-health, wealth, family and prestige. He was man perfect and upright and one who hated evil. People who have even a vague knowledge of the Bible know that Job was sorely tempted by the Devil. Satan didn't reach down and reveal himself to Job. He sent others to vex the man. Sabeans rustled his cattle-lightning killed his sheep, the Chaldeans stole his camels! The final blow came when a
whirlwind took his ten children. All these things happened in one day!
     How do Job react to these mishaps? In reading Job 1:20-21, we learn that he rent his mantle (tore his outer garment), shaved his head, and felled down and worshipped God.. He said, "Naked came of of my mother's womb, and naked shall I turn thither; the Lord gave and the Lord taketh away, blessed me the name of the Lord."
     Satan next pleads for another chance to try this man who refused to be beaten. God allow Satan to touch Job, but he stipulates that  he cannot take his life. Suddenly Job finds himself covered with "sore boils from the sole of his feet unto his crown." Any who who has very had a biol know something of the condition of Job's diminishing plight. He was brought down and sat in the ashes, scraping his oozing sores with a piece of pottery. Let me quote some of the passages that record Job's analysis of his hateful condition
* Job 7:5 " My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust, my skin is broken and become loathsome."
*Job 17:1 " My days are extinct, and the grave is ready for me."
* Job 19:19-20  " My bones cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. My bones are pierced in me in the night season; and my sinews take no rest. By the great force of my of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat."
*Job 30:30 " My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat."
     Mrs Job likewise suffered  for the suffering of Job. Now she beholds his pitiful condition, and she allow herself to become a instruction of Satan. Rather than console her husband, she decided that only a quick death could bring relief. Her words are memorable.. "Curse God and die." 
   After this heartbreaking proclamation, we read nothing more about Mrs Job. We do not know whether she was still his wife in his later state of blessings restored. Anyway, Job's answer to her heartless suggestion bears testimony to his deep committed to God. We can admire this faithful man as he gently chastises his wife. "Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh (Job 2:10)  Job refuse to let Satan win over him. He knew that his only hope was to trust God for deliverance. His deep and abiding faith was justified
   The final chapter of Job's life reveals that "The Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before" (Job 42:10) he had even more possessions than before, and he once again had seven sons and three daughters. He lived 40 more years to bask in the luxury of these great blessings. Job was tried by fire, tempted on every hand by Satan and he came forth as gold. He proved once for all, that a man or woman can overcome and retain their Integrity over the wiles of the devil

The Unaccounted ( 3 Nov 2015)
Tribute to Our Troops
A man is not dead till he is forgotten! Throughout our nation's history, the men and women of American's Armed Forces have preserved out freedom, protected our security, and upheld our democratic values. From the battles of the American Revolution throughout Two World Wars, Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan we are challenging peacekeeping and humanitarian missions around the world. Our men and women in uniform have stood proudly in defense of the United States and in the case of liberty and freedom, in two centuries since our nations birth, more  than a million have paid the price of the freedom with their lives.
   Joining the ranks of those heroes are thousands who have been held prisoners of war who fate has never been resolved. Many have been lost in Chaos of battle. The grief of their loss made more acute for their families and their fellow Americans because of the inability to determine whether they perish or survived. Captive America, cruelly stripped of their freedom, treated with contempt and brutality, or used as pawns by their captors in a larger political struggle, have fought long, lonely battles against despair, physical and psychological torture, and the ultimate fear of being forgotten/
   There are still over 88,000, either Pow/Mia, still not accounted for to this date.
  The citizens of this Great land owes a great debt of gratitude to these heroes. So with deep respect, and great pride and the upmost dignity to the missing men

On The horizon (Oct 19 2015

Where we realize it or not we all are facing even darker days. The trial you are now facing are in preparation for greater trials ahead. You are headed for the birth canal and the pressure will increase until the children are delivered. Don't be afraid and don't be dismayed, great joy lies ahead. Focus on the joy look up, you salvation is getting closer. I will shield you with my presence. I will hide you in my secret place. The enemy will be given great power to deceive and to do harm, juts remember where he will get the power from. Remember I am able to keep you. A massive hurricane is approaching, but in the center is calmness and perfect peace. Destruction belongs to those who are on the fringes. I say don't worry about things you cannot control. Don't say "It is too much! " Of course it is too much. That is the point. I am training you to trust me in the middle of great difficulty.. to get your eyes on things above and trust me for resolve.Stop looking around and wringing your hands.. that is for the unsaved. I will put you in the boldness of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who would not bow the knee to the image. They walked through the fire, but did not get burned. I was with them and I will be with you. Trust me in your life and in death and I will deliver you also.. Get your eyes off the world around you. As your resources erode, let self confidence fade and disappear. Learn to hear me loud and clear. Wait upon me and trust me. Have I failed you? The trials ahead are long and hard and you cannot afford to be caught up in the wheels of this world. Kiss your earthly materials goodbye. Let the weight of this world drop off. Trust me in everything. Count the cost, for war is coming. The battle looms ion the horizon and only the Lord can save you. Only I, the Lord can deliver you safely. Don't trust your ability any longer. Make you concerns into prayers. Make you tears into communion. Come under the banner of love and the shadow of my wings. Draw near to me and I will draw near to you. Don't be caught off guard for war looms over the horizon

Oh! God What Have I done!! (A Chilly true story of waiting to late) 

Oh God I know that you knock at my heart's door and I said that I would put you first in my life. But so many things have happened lately and I have planed some things for Things on Sunday and Sunday nights, because this is the only time I have to do them, you understand don't you God, and I know you would not mind me doing these things and if I don't I will make my family and friends mad and they will no longer speak to me. I figure you will let me go another month or so, and if you do I will keep my promise to you. Also the things I am doing is not pleasing to you such as a cigarette or two, a little drink, and the place I go, I can't change my schedule as of now. So God, please put up with me a little longer. As I sit here looking into the mirror getting ready to go with my friends to a party at the neighbors. Oh I know it is Sunday and all that but I must do this to please my husband. You do understand, don't you God? Talk to me God, please! I can't even feel you! God talk to me! Oh God you have help me so much where are you now? What is wrong, What did you say God? You have drawn your Spirit from me, is that what you said? Oh God don't say that.I want go to the party.Church is about to start, I get up go right now, just don't drawn your Spirit from me. If you will have mercy I will serve you with all my heart. I'm pleading with you God, don't send me to hell and the lake of fire. This 39 year old mother was pleading with God and screaming as loud as she could when her husband and children rush into the room. "What's the matter her husband ask? She replied, "God has withdrawn His Spirit from me. He will not talk to me.  I am doomed to spend eternity in the lake of fire. She began to moan as her husband and children tried to comfort her. She said I can feel the flames. She began to pull her hair out still screaming as loud as she could. The Children began to scream and crying , stop mama, stop!. Do something daddy! He took his wife in his arms and the lats things she said, was honey take the kids and go to church every time the doors are open. Get right with God, for I am already in hell and you don't want to come here, were the last words she spoke and died in his arms. Her husband did not heed her words. He went out and got drunk because of his wife's death and curse God. He wreck his care and died in a fireball as the car exploded. Later on in life the two precious children children suffer death in a house fire at their grandmothers. God , my friends is no one to give a promise and not keep it. This young mother caused 3 deaths plus her own, by not keeping her promise to God. The Holy Ghost convicted her and called her name out and she refused the calling and let her human side of material things to come first in her life. Listen to me right now. If you have ever made a promise to God, start doing it right now while you can still feel his presents. His pulling His hand off  and Spirit off of people and placing it in the church  for perfection and then the rapture. Hell and the Lake of fire is real and not for you.

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God C an, But Should He? (Sept 21)

We marvel at the scene of the tomb of Lazarus. Rightly so. How often is divine power on such spectacular displayed? The impact of Jesus raising dead Lazarus is evidenced by the thinking of Jewish leaders to kill Lazarus. His being alive was bringing so many people to faith in Jesus that these men felt threatened (John 12:11-12) Perhaps lost in all the excitement of the dead coming alive (and that is pretty exciting) is an insight into the flawed thought processes of man,  flaws to which we are all subject. Many of the people present in Bethany on the occasions of Jesus' arrival after Lazarus had dies were saying, ":Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind man, have kept this man from dying?"(John 11:37) They had reference to the healing of the man born blind (John 9). Their reasoning was correct in that one who could heal the blind, as Jesus did, would also have the power to heal the sick who might otherwise die because of his malady. Their question, though, carried with a sense of expectation. They saw the death of Lazarus as a very sad and troubling event that Jesus, given His divines power, could have prevented, and to their thinking should have prevented. The truth is that just because we know what Jesus (and God) can do does not mean what He should do. We can see a lot of bad things in our world: evil, pain, suffering, unrighteousness, injustice, etc. We also know what God is capable of. He can create something out of nothing. He knows the future every bit as well as the past. He can heal sickness, resurrect, the dead, stop storms, punish the wicked, remove all evil people etc, in short, He can solve every problem, judge every evil, answer very wrong, remove every obstacle, and restore every loss. What is more, not only do we know He can, we think He should. Truthfully, most of our complaints against God are because he does not do what we think He should do, the way we think it should be done. Hmmmmm! The greatness of god is not limited to the fact that He can do  infinitely more than we can do ( as He has sufficiently demonstrated many times). His greatness extends even to His wisdom, His judgment, and his motivation. "O the depth of the riches both of wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways."( Romans 11:33) Before we are to quick to criticize God for His actions or perceived failure to act (remember when we've said, "Well, why doesn't God just...? or "Why didn't God...?)  we would be well to remember that not only in His power infinitely greater than mine, but so is his wisdom. I cannot do what he can do. and neither I know what He  should or shouldn't do

Time for A Revival Sept 12
What is revival? It is not Evangelism. even though many ,may be saved as a result of it. not the emotionalism, although there may be emotional manifestations connect with it. It is a renewal of spiritual life in an individual or among a group of people. Revival is needed whenever the love 0f God' people has waxed cold. What are the symptoms of its needed? Spiritual complacency-lack of concern for the lost-harboring of secret sins-animosity toward another Christian-An unforgiving spirit-worldliness-Any condition of spiritual standing in which we are in a state less than we formerly were. Dangers in our need  for revival. Deteriorating change often come with out awareness when often the conditions of our hearts is such that we are not aware of our need at the very time it is the greatest as the flesh tends to fight revival. To have a revival God is the one who sovereign in its bestowal. Ultimately it comes when He wills it. There is not set pattern which will surely bring it and it is impossible to schedule a revival without God's approval. There is no certain conditions to meet to bring about the kind of situation into which God sends revival. Prayer-praying that God will send revival to His and to His work. Facing ourselves for what we are-facing the nature of God-facing the true nature of sin-The confession of sin (to confess means to agree with God concerning sin)-Seeking of life on a higher plane than we have know it. Why desire of revival is a problem. Usually we don't want it badly enough to make any difference. God sometimes has to ring us to the end of our selves before we desire to really know it;. Revival is not a turned of and on like a water fountain, but there is a condition which we must meet, if a sovereign God is to bestow revival

Beware The Wolf Aug 17

"Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits...many will say unto Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy names hat done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never knew you; depart from me. you that work iniquity/ "Matt 7:15-16,22-23.
Have you every walked up to a house tsp knock on a door and see a sign :Beware of the dog"? What do you do? You stop right away. Image a sign "Beware of the wolf"! I think you would do a double take. Jesus said, "Beware-wolves, false prophets within the church, have disguised themselves in sheep clothing." Now hen Jesus say beware, we ought to beware. These wolves are both dangerous and deceptive. We cannot be wise and not beware.
Many times warnings have gone unheeded. Th Captain of th Titanic received a message that they were entering iceberg-laden waters but shoved the message into his pocket and 1,490 people went into a watery grave. On December 7, 1941. Sergeant Joseph Lockhart, sitting at the radar at Pearl Harbor, reported unidentified aircraft approaching. He commanding officer said "forget it," 3,000 America's best perished that day.

If ever a generation needed to be warned about false prophets, It is this one. False prophets have honeycombed this world with deceptive teaching. Jesus said in Mat. 24-24, "For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets ans shall show great signs and wonders insomuch that if possible, they should deceive the very elect.". Sometimes Satan comes against the church by persecution, but when that won't work, he has a better plan-infiltration. A great danger to today's church is the infiltration of false prophets wearing sheep's clothing. Paul  warned, "For such are false prophet, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostle of Christ. And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." 2 Corinthians 11:13-14

Satan is the captain of camouflage, the master of deceit. Repeatedly the Bible warns us of false prophets., all of them wearing sheepskin and it will reveal the wolf beneath. Some pervert the gospel. 1 John 1:7 says, "The blood of Jesus Christ, God's son, cleanse us from sin.; Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. The blood  is neither incidental nor accidental. A false prophets will offer another way. Works, not grace. culture. not Calvary. Faith in works rather than faith in the blood Those who pervert the gospel are false prophets. Some will prostitute the gospel, Like the prophet Balaam, they're trying to serve God and rake  a few profits on the side. Balaam don't pervert the gospel, but he was a apostate. He was Orthodox but greedy. Many false prophets trim their message for personal gain, popularity or power. The spell prophet " P-R-O-F-I-T." They may stand up and preach the blood but they sell it the way That car salesman's sell cars. They peddle the word of God. (2 Cor 2:17)

You will know them by their fruit. How do you judge a preacher?Not merely by what he preachers, but what he produces. The devil cannot continue the deception forever because the fruit is going to emerge. What's the  mark of a man of God? The people who know Jesus because of him. "Not everyone that saith unto me Lord, lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matt 7-21) They have spiritual activity without scriptural authority. In spite of their profession, preaching, power, or performance, they never knew Jesus Christ, and He never knew them. They haven't lost their salvation-they never had it. What they do, they do through he power of the great deceiver, Stan Himself.

How do you recognize a false prophets? If he  does not square up with thee word of God, then he is a false prophet. Study the faith, and you want be drawn into a false cult. Get a bulldog grip on the word of God and let the Holy Ghost speak for you. Beware! Don't put your faith in anyone else, or you'll be  a meal for the ravenous wolves







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