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  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
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 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!
I know, 1/2 through September 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 wanted to try something with you, it was kind of unique, and it caused many of you to look at the condition of the world and look at what she Bible shows us. What did you find?
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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Try the new Bulldog Barque place in Sumiton Alabama, owned by Steve & Tammy Reece. They are located in the place where Heavenly Ribs was located. Good food and friendly people and the prices are right.

Eternal Punishment 5 Oct 2015

If a person could foresee the disaster awaiting their soul in hell, they would labor, toil, struggle and strive with everything with them to stay out of hell..and they can stay out of hell is they want too. Despite the pretty pictures painted by Satan, if one goes to hell he is an unwelcomed intruder, for hell was prepared for the devil and his angels. Man is not wanted there, even by his close associates, and why should he not want to shun or keep out of this raging inferno? One may stall for a time to indulge in the pleasures of sin and try to excuse himself by saying he will have a lot of friends if he goes there, but this is utter deception. His erstwhile friends of this world will then be worst, most violent enemies, and they will hate with an unparelleled passion. They'll be screaming, yelling, agonizing cries of  distress and extremes as he plunges into their midst. Some will pounce on him and gnash on him with teeth..foolish soul, why did you come here? Then all of a sudden the lisping, licking, lapping, crackling tongues of fire and flame will engulf him, parching, searing, blistering and torturing relief in sight. Then he remembers yonder from which he had descended, just like the rich man that begged for even a drop of water to placed on his parched and burning tongue..he had his sense in hell  and if you go there, you too will remember. Keep out of've go no business there. You have no reason to go there. Your friends don't want you there. So why don't you stay way? As sure as there is a heaven, there is a hell, and in heel there is no churches, nut there is a roaring concert prayer-the unfortunate writhing screaming in distress and agony, but the horrendous appeal for mercy rings on and on in rejection. Oh God, the plight of this person! Why didn't he stop long enough to give his soul a breath of true redemption through Jesus Christ-long enough to even say, "believe you Saviour..have mercy on me..forgive me of my sin.. SAVE ME NOW, LORD..or I perish

The Church of God - Canaan would like to thank all our visitors who have visited this web page. Many of you have left prayer request, many have visited our teachings page, our flag page and the military page. Which ever page you have visited,
Thank You. Through August 1, 2015
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890,541 visits to our
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 years, Thank you very much!
Thank you so much for the confidence you have shown in us for allowing us to take time to anoint and pray over your request. It is a Biblical principal, and a pleasure for us! Thank you for taking time to look over and read our entire web page, look at our teachings and listen to the music. Something really nice must be here or you would not keep coming back!
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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

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)







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