The Church of God - Canaan, Alabama  - Company Message
The Captain and Me
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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 of 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. 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 your life has beaten you down and your 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
State  information
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 2015 General 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 for 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 he vision 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. He will be missed.
Please pray for his wife, Vicki, and their children.

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A Word from the Pastor!
I know, a little more than halfway through 2015. 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.
I want to try something with you, it's kind of unique, and it will cause you to do some work, but let's try this, I'm not going to give you scripture for this topic, but instead I want you to find in the Bible, the things mentioned above.
See if these are not a sign of the end of the Age and for the return of Christ for His Bride.
Well here we are. Did you find some scriptures to see where we are according to the scriptures?
I know "No man knoweth......." the time or day, but we will know the signs of his coming.
Jesus, spoke in Matthew, of the conditions the world would be in during the last days, well here we are, Jesus' words being fulfilled even as I type.
Further in Revelations we see John speaking of great alignments against Israel. Israel is on the brink of war from more countries than ever before....including Russia. Also, the times pointing to the time of Christ return would be a marked increase of domestic violence. just look, It is every where, fathers and mothers killing small children, unprovoked riots, people planting bombs at alarming rates, killing people, just to get noticed for their political stand. "dirty" politics. When all they need is Jesus.
The love of Jesus changes everything. Stand strong, love Jesus, be a light in this dark world!


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What is next on God's Time Table (Aug 31 2015

The  next event on God's timetable is the Rapture. In which the Bride of Christ is lifted up to be with the Lord. (Read 1 Thess.4:14-17). The Rapture refers to the time prior to the start of the 7 years Tribulation Period, when the dead in Christ and the living will in a twinkling of an eye" rise up to meet the Lord in the air. Next is the Tribulation. This will be 7 years, following the Rapture, of phenomenal world trial and suffering. It is the time the Antichrist will rule over federation of 10 nations which quite possibly include the United States. See Dan. 9:27; Matt 24-21. Next incline is The Judgment Seat of Christ. Here the  Raptured saints (bride) will stand before the Lord to receive crowns and rewards. Their sins have already been paid for at the cross (2 Corinthians 5:10). Next is The battle of Armageddon. This will occur at the end of the 7 years period when the Lord, Jesus Christ comes down form Heaven with his saints and wipes out the combined armies of more than 200 million men . The blood bath covers over 185 miles of Israel. (See Rev. 14:290. Next is the Judgment ofthe Nations.  After Armageddon Christ will personally inaugurate upon the  earth is his earthly kingdom Reign. The people from all nations who have survived the tribulation will be judged individually with no escape for a Gentile Matt 25;31-46) These wicked people are expelled off the earth into hell, where they will await the final judgment (Rev 20:11-15)   Deposition of the Evil Ones. At the return of Christ and ending Armageddon the false prophet and the Antichrist is thrown into the lake of fire alive and Satan is bound for a 1000 years into the bottomless pit. (Rev. :19-20, 21:1-3)
Next come The Millennial (1000 years) When the bride of all ages reign with Christ. Christ will reign on this earth and peace will finally come. ( Isa. 11 and Rev 20) The comes The Final rebellion. At end of the millennium, Satan will come again against Christ and his Bride. You must remember thousands will be born millennial (Jews). Millions will follow Satan. But  they are destroyed by God in just a few seconds. Next The Great White Throne. The unsaved, nonbelievers are judged before God where they will be cast into the Lake of fire and Brimstone Rev 20:11-15)
Next Earth Burn up. To purify the earth, God sets it afire with a fervent heat. )Peter 3:7, 10). Next The New Earth. The church as well as the Jews finally reach the ultimate in glory reigning forever with Christ in a new heaven and a new purged earth

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

Behold The Lamb of God (July 28)

The Blood Red Moons. 

Did you realize that the Four Red Moons in 2014 and 2015 correlated exactly with four Jewish feast days? April 15, 2014, Feast of the Passover- Oct 8, 2014 Feast of the Tabernacle-April 4, 2015- Feast of Passover-Sept 28, 2015-Feats of the Tabernacle. This series of four lunar eclipse, celled Tetrad, falling on four feast days is very rare and will not happen again in this century.
 There will be a total solar eclipse and  three partial solar eclipses during the same time periods; with three already happened. April 29, 2014 partial eclipse-Oct 23, 2014- partial eclipse-March 2015 total- Sept 13 2015, Partial eclipse

One of the first thing God total us in Genesis is that the Sun and Moon were not only for light and seasons, but also "for signs" (Gen. 1:14) It is for us to try to understand what God is trying to tell us

The next event on God's prophetic calendar is the rapture of the Church before the great and terrible day of the Lord. The vent will be followed by the beginning of the seven year long Tribulation mentioned in Dan. 9:27. The three blood moon have already passed. So lets look at the remaining fourth blood moon to see if if possibly represents the beginning of the Tribulation period.

Seven signs are given for the fourth and last red moon; The total lunar eclipse on Sept 28, 2015 will be a super blood red moon. It is super because it will appear larger than ever before, because it will be nearest point to the earth at that time. This eclipse appears on the Feast of Tabernacle and preceded two weeks earlier by a partial solar eclipse on the Feast of Trumpets.  (Sept 13, 2015) and this red moon is the only one to appear over the city of Jerusalem (Sept 28, 2015)

The month of Sept  2015, witnesses the end of the Sabbatical year during the solar eclipse on the Feast of the Tabernacle, Sept 13/14, 2015. The year of Jubilee follows the Feast of Atonement Sept 23, 2015.

Staring Sept 14, 2015 and adding Daniel's 2520 prophetic days bring us exactly to August 7, 2022, the day of judgment If we take away the rapture of the Church (7 years) would put the Tribulation period starting on August 7 2015 or about.

The series of blood red moon is only 8 since the time of Christ,  and will not occur again until 283/83. (8 meaning a new beginning)

Starting Sept 15, 2015 the UN Security Council will consider a vote to bring a peace between Israel & Palestine. It will declare. That the UN would recognize Palestine as a an independent state.-Israel must return to its 1967 borders with Palestine-Jerusalem will be divided and made the capital of both Israel & Palestine

In Sept 2015 the Pope will consult with Obama in the white house on the 23rd, which is also the Jewish Feats of Atonement and the first day of the Year of Jubilee. he will the speak tot he House and Senate on the 24th and will address the UN on the 25th. He will finish his tour with a visit of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, on Sept 26th and 27th. The night of the 27th begins the Super and last blood red moon. It also happens to be the beginning of the Feat of Tabernacles

WE are beginning to get closer to the rapture. If you are not saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. It is time that you think about it, before destruction comes. (Acts 16-31)

Grieve Not The Holy Spirit ( 23 July)

If most would really accept the Biblical teaching of the Holy Ghost, they would not have any trouble attributing the personality to Him. The Bible teaches that He is a person and that he is subject to many of the same feelings and emotions common to personality. If we read Ephesians 4:25-32, we can see some very some things it say about our treatment of the personality of the Holy Ghost. Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God. Yes the Spirit of God can be grieved. He can easily be made sorrowful concerning specific things. You many ask how is the Holy Spirit grieved. Verse 25-lying-verse 26-Anger-Verse 27-Yielding to temptation-verse 28-Stealing-Verse 29-Corrupt communications-Verse 31 & 32-Disorder interpersonal relations. Lets look at the last two verses 31-31. Disordered interpersonal relations. This is the presence of certain things is grieving, and thus  these things must be done away with. 1) Bitterness-bitter hatred. 2) Wrath-sudden outbursts of boiling anger. 3) Anger-gradual buildup of hatred and resentment with eye to vengeance. 4) Clamor- the noise made by people who are shouting back and forth in a spat. ) Evil speaking-slanderous, injurious, speech about someone's character. 6) All-malice- A vicious disposition.
   The absence of certain things is grieving, and so these things should be put on; Two  qualities of character. " Be you kind to one another"- mild, pleasant, kind, beneficial, tender hearted,compassionate. An underlying principle; "forgiving one another." Most failure to have the right relationship is forgiving and this is to be done "even as God for Christ. We must have a close  relationship between us and the Holy Spirit. It is serious business to grieve the Holy Spirit. It is most important to make it right anytime we feel that we may have done so. Right relationship with God and His Holy Spirit is essential to all other relationship in life

The Perversion of the LBGT rainbow is  support of Sin against God! (17 July 2015)

This is an open defiance of God's Law and  Christ's Gospel  message. It is also the perversion of God's covenant sing ( the rainbow) in support of this open defiance. Christians often claim that we are to hate the sin but love the sinner, and this is true. However, far too often, we allow ourselves to believe that the sin and the sinner are and can be treated as two different things. We should be careful with this way of thinking. Christ taught that any sexual desire for someone other than your opposite  sex spouse  makes us guilty of adultery. But when we lust after someone of the same sex, we add the sin of sexual perversion on top of adultery. If you are gay, then you lust after people of you own sex, and that is a double sin. If you have a problem with this, do not attack me, take it up with God. It's his law, not mine.Now about the rainbow. The LBGT community has perverted a covenant sign from god adopting the symbol of the rainbow to their cause. They have also tried to pervert its meaning. I found this as just one example --COLORS OF THE FLAG: The Truth her is simple: whether we want to acknowledge it or not, man can not change the things of God. The LBGT community can claim the rainbow in support of their open defiance of God's Law, but the rainbow is still a sign form God that he will never destroy the earth with water. Even the colors of the rainbow has biblical meaning, and the LBGT community can no more change those meanings than it can change the fact that god says everything about their lifestyle is sin. Here is what the rainbow and its colors really represent: Go back and look at the LBGT rainbow. Notice anything different about the LBGT rainbow? It only has six colors. God's rainbow has seven colors. Seven is the Biblical number for completion and is associated with perfection and with God. However six is the number of man and is mean to teach us that everything man does otrtries to do falls short of God and God's perfection. What more, most LBGT flags leave out the sky blue of the rainbow. Instead they use indigo. There is a reason to this. The color the LBGT community leaves out represents heaven and the Kingdom of God. It was the color that Israel's priests wore on their robes, and is most often mentioned in the Bible in association with the tabernacle. Whether the LBGT community is aware of this or not, the use of six colors and the omission of the sky blue are all spiritual indications that they are not of God, but of Satan.

But her is where we as Christians must be careful. none of this justifies hatred toward the individual of the LB GT community. Homosexuality is sin-period! But so is lusting for others who we are not married. If you watch a sex scene on TV  And find yourself arouse in any way, guess what? You have committed  a sin.Same as watching at the beach, or Walmart's. This is why the Bible teaches women to dress modestly (as well as men), But the pint is the Scripture teaches us not to hate. This is actually why Christ is teaching us when He said "Get plank out of your own eye before you look for a splinter in your neighbors eye ( paraphrase). So if  we allow ourselves to hate the LBGT community  because they live an openly sin, then we too  actually join them in  a sin. WE as Christian is to show an agape love for them. This does not mean we do not accept, approve or even tolerate their lifestyle, We offer correction, and we must do it with a Christ-like-love. This mean to tell them they are sinning, and you stand firm on this Truth, but you do not lash out  or give into their demands. You accept their attacks with Christ;s grace, just as Christ said turn the other cheek, But we never give an inch on God's law/ At best, we turn and shake the dust from our feet and leave them to their depravity, but we do not and cannot  allow ourselves to join them in the rebellion against God's law. Each of us already have too much to answer for when we meet the Lord, we do not need to add to it by hating those who persecute us. Pray for them instead.







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