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Former and Present General Overseers of
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Former and current General Overseers of The Church of God
Top Left: A.J. Tomlinson
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Bottom left: Robert Pruitt
Bottom Right: Stephen Smith
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Stale Bread In The Church
Now I know why man Sunday Morning sermons are boring. many pastors and televanglists have turned to the internet to get their sermons from someone else. This way they have to spend time with alone with God and they are free to non-spiritual interests, or worldly obligations they have gotten into, then they add insult to the peoples tithes, and offerings, so they can be rewarded for seeking God on out behalf. But! GET REAL!!
Then to make matter worse, they give warnings to remind us, that if we do not pay our tithes or give a seed offering to give them their "due" or God will not bless us. I understand paying Tithe's is a requirement and I do so. But I don't pay because the pastor says too, but because it is Biblical. But ! GET REAL!!
There are many pastor and evangelists that are not right with God. They have more interest in what they can get from the people, and many are well off! In fact rich!! Then at the mid-night hour, they search the internet for a sermon, or a pre-paid email prescription with attachments, to dazzle the congregation with "their anointing". They misrepresent someone else's thoughts as their own. Stupid people pay every week to hear this quacks stuff.
This is cheap, and they need to resign. They do not spend the time with God as they should, and waste are time. We can download the sermon, or subscribe to this stuff ourselves, and save money on gas and food for the needy, instead of paying the preacher's fat pocket!
For one to write a sermon, One must spend hours meditating on what to write. Pray that it is the will of God. And it should be our desire to share that excitement of God's Word with people, to let them know it is alive and not dead. I really get inspired or fascinated by the topic I write. It is my passion, not someone else's, and I do this free out of the love of God
Many people . including the youth are leaving the church because , they are being fed, recycled stale bread sermons. The pastor"s are stale with mold all over them, and serving it to his people.
If the Church is to teach newly saved people or get them to Church. It must get on fire for god, deliver fresh bake bread and present it from the heart, otherwise, the newly saved will fall away and become as stale bread, just as the pastor and probably us!
Now let me talk about the Bread Of Life. Bread is usually called the staff of life. It consist of water, flour mixed with milk and bread can be used in many different ways. There's cornbread, doughnuts, buns, rolls, and it can be made into bread pudding. If bread is not used soon, it becomes stale, and green looking and even most dogs want eat it. But the Bread Of Life is the most important
known to man and it is vital to our existence than physical bread, and the Bread is Christ. It never gets outdated, and never gets green or moldy and never gets stale. So instead listening to some old stale bread sermon that is never prayed over and certainly not anointed. Get the real thing. The bread of Jesus Christ!
I hope this puts a fire under you! Ok! I am Done now!
Transgender And Gay Marriage (Jesus Instructions) Dec
Jesus made a definitive statement, in one sentence, that sharply clarifies, His position on bother gender identification and gay marriage.
Millions of people worldwide believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. In addition, there are many others who do not believe that specifically, but who do not have a great respect for the words Of Jesus Christ. For all those people, and others just interested in hearing Christ's words on this topic, I quote a simple, clear statement by Jesus that brings great clarity to today's raging debate on the issues of transgenderism and same-sex marriage.
Matt 19:3-5 And he answer and said unto them " Have you not read that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, "For this reason a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the twain shall become one flesh?"
Some Pharisees (v3) had tried to test Jesus with a question about divorce, Jesus answered by referring to God's creation and his institution of marriage where He "made them male and female."
The Transgender Debate;
Jesus dealt clearly with the gender issue. He told them them that God the Creator "made them male and female."Gender identity has always been God's prerogative. In every instance He makes a person one or the other, male or female. Man and woman. Jesus made it clear, do not choose to be male or female. No, because God make you male or female. The creator make us one or the other, and god hasn't change either His mind or the pattern He established from the beginning.
God said Himself in the Scripture, "For I am the Lord, I change not." (Malachi 3:6) and "He never changes." James 1:27) The God that who created Adam and Eve as male and female (Gen 1:27) is the same unchanging God who make us male and female today. Gender identity is God's choice and we have no choice in the matter and therefore not alterable by mankind.
The Gay marriage Debate: In His reply to the Pharisees, Jesus said that God has made them male and female.. a man and his wife.
From the biblical perspective of who rules the universe, gay marriage (same-sex marriage) is not a "human right" issue as claimed by the "LGBTQ" community. It is a violation of God's right to rule His creation and to establish marriage as uniquely between "male and female, a man and his wife. For Millions of people worldwide who hold Jesus' teaching to be the authoritative. He settle the issue. God, Jesus said, established marriage between a man and a woman," A man and his wife.". In the entirely of Scripture no alternative forms of marriage are offered or approved.
Kanye West And His Service Show Perform with Illuminati All Seeing Eye OF Horus Stage Set at Lakewood Church Sold out to the Crowd (Nov 25)
Kanye West attended two services at Lakewood Church on Sunday. The first was a question and answer segment during the morning service and the second was West's Jesus is King. West and his choir performed for about two hours during the evening service. It was live-streamed on the church's social media and website. Lines of fans wrapped around the block
Why did West use the Illuminati all seeing Eye of the Horus as a stage set a Lakewood (look for your for your self) Church's website) during the service?
So Kenya West brought his traveling Sunday Service Road show to Joel Osteen Church, and by all accounts it was a rousing success. But not in any of the accounts I have come across thus far make any mention of the odd styling of the stage set, but when the camera shows us the birds-eye view, we see a completely different story, "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. "2 Tom 3-5."
What do we see? The all setting Eye of Horus that is so beloved by the Hollywood Illuminati smack dab in the middle of the Jesus is King Sunday Service. Hmm, I wonder how that happened. So you can blabber on how Kanye West and his Sunday show of the "work of the Holy Ghost, but can you explain to me why the entire show was centered around the all-seeing Eye of Horus? Wake up People! Wake up Church!
Since the Show I have been following Wes as his Sunday Service is skyrocketing and filling his bank account to the tune of over 170million in just the past 6 weeks. From the very start of his career he has been an open satanist who suddenly back in April that he now as"'radically saved" and has become a born again Christian. That would be great news to rejoice over if true, but sadly, it is a lie. His music on his "Jesus is King" album is laced with satanic and Illuminati symbolism, and he is performing this music with openly-satanic musicians who flashed occult signs during his performance at Lakewood. Look on Lakewood site and wee for your self.
Now if Kenya got saved in April, ash claims, then tell me why he performed in the same hip-hop show last week where Marilyn Mason burned a Bible on stage and sang "Antichrist Superstar" and didn't speak against it once.How is that possible? Are we to believe that West is truly "radically saved" and can perform with satanists one week and and on at Lakewood the next without a word of rebuke? Something is not right here.
Darkness is rising in America and around the world, the people, who have list their souls, as it were. to the Devil in exchange for money and power, have a new found boldness and no longer feel the need to hide their satanic ways. But honestly, these people are not the real problem as they are obvious to spot a mile away. The ones we have to watch out for are satanists like Justin Bieber, Kayne West, Ministers and others who are pretending to be Christians to infiltrate the church. These are the one who can do real damage
Let God be God! Nov 4 2019
Psa. 47:8 "God reigneth over the heatheh: God sitteth upon the throne of holiness."
In this amazing statement,teaching us that God reigns over the heathen. Satan may be the god of the sin-cursed world (2 Cor 4-4); but God is in control ultimately. God still sits upon the throne of His holiness. And I love that.
Sometime its may seem that God is asleep and the wicked are being prosper forever, but no one can escape death, and after that the judgement. (Heb.9:27) I am going to live for God even if no else does. I've learned life is an individual decision. Groups don't serve God, individuals serve God! God saved the individual in response to faith, no a group or church. If you are going to live for God, then you are alone oftentimes in your faith and stand
As the world grows more evil and apostate everyday, it is becoming very lonely sometime to be a Christian who tries to do right when ever one else seems to be doing wrong. There are backslidden and rebellious believers dime-a-dozen, who live and sin ans never preacher the true Gospel. There are sad testimonies like David, Samson, and Solomon in the world today. What we need are men like Joseph, Daniel and Jeremiah.
There a lot of ignore fools in the world. You can't tell them anything. They are puffed in their egos, arrogant and have reject knowledge of God. Proverbs 21:2 "Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts." That is an amazing Scripture. It is saying that every way is right in a man's own eyes.but it is God who ponders the heart of man and decides what is good or evil. Judges 21:25. "In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes."
I'm not going to place God on trial in my own mind just because I can't understand everything.. We know the world is messed up because of sin. We know that God is omnipotent, good, and He has made away of escape through his Son. Think about that! God gave His Son. so that mankind could brutally beat Jesus, spit on Him, verbally degrade Him, humiliate Him, falsely accuse Him. rip His flesh, drive a crown of thorns into his head, mock He, make Him naked, laugh at Him, assassinate His good name, and the crucify Him. God allowed wicked men to do this to His Son, so that our sins could be pardoned as we could be redeemed back to God.
Yet. most people today reject God's gift of eternal life, choosing rather to pray to some Catholic priest, think he can forgive them of their sins. It amazing me how many people believe things that are nowhere in the Bible>Not one Scripture teachings man can forgive sins' but 1st Tim 2:5 plainly states that only Jesus Christ is a mediator between God and man. Are you so blinded by religion and foolish in your heart to trust the lying of Catholic priest, a self proclaimed healer who claims the power to forgive men's sin? Oh! listen my friend, you will regret the day you stepped foot into the prison house of the Roma Catholicism.
What don't you decide to let God be your God in your heart. Stop trying to figure God out. stop trying to understand life and why God allows thing to happen the way they do. Stop placing God on trial in your mind and in your words. Let God be God.Start expressing your unquestioning faith in the God of the Bible. It matters not if I know hat God is doing, because I trust the heart of God. When you can't see the hand of God, them you need to trust the heart of God. The Bible reveals the great heart of God, evidencing His wondrous love and unfailing compassion, but it is also reveals the wisdom and integrity of God, who knows that adversity makes most men than prosperity, and tribulations cause us to fall on out knees; whereas comfort make us complacent and uncaring.
God knows what we need best, but is rarely what we think we need or desire to have. Jacob was cheated by his uncle Laban for 20 years, the Jacob's beloved with Rachael die in child birth; and them Rachael firstborn, Joseph (who Jacob loved dearly) was taken from him, sold into slavery by Joseph 10 evil half brothers. Jacob had cheated Esau out of his birthright, and inheritance many years earlier. but my o my how it came back on Jacob. But we read of Joseph in Gen 50:20, But as for you, ye thought evil against me; nut God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Most of us a times have evil thins done to us, but God turn it around to something good, as only God can do.
There would be no Pas 51, if it wasn't for David's horrible sin of adultery and murder. Solomon would have never been born, and the temple of God would not have been built. Had David and Bathsheba had not sinned. Jesus Christ's ancestral line could not be traced back to Solomon in Matthew, establishing the kingly line form which Christ came through Mary. I am not approving of sin, or am I saying God had any part in the evils crimes, but I am saying that God in His divine foreknowledge knew what would happen and so, He arranged and foreordained the outcome of David's life in according to his divine plan.Let God be God!
Eight Stubborn Statements (18 Oct 2019)
Here are eight stubborn, irrefutable statements. They go right in the heart of true Christianity. You will either accept or reject these eight statement. There is no middle ground; and you will find it impossible to be indifferent regarding them. There is no room for compromise on any of these eight points.
1. Either the Bible in its entirety the holy, inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God-or is in its entirety a lie, by which the souls of men are eternally deceived and damned. If the Bible is not the Word of God, throw it away. But if it is, as it claims to be, God's Holy Word, we will be wise to pay attention to it. It claims, as such,a total sway over our lives. It must be our only rule of faith and practice
2. Either God is Almighty is absolutely sovereign, in total of control of all things, at all times-or there is no God.Again there is no middle ground between the two poles, between God's absolute, total sovereignty-and absolute,total atheism. To speak of a God who is not total sovereign is utter nonsense. Atheism is far more sensible than Arminianism. If God is, he is sovereign!
3. Either man is totally depraved, utterly dead in trespasses and in sins-or there is nothing wrong with him, and he needs no Savior. There is no such thing as partial depravity or partial goodness before God. Either we are totally sinful and depraved, or we are totally righteous and good. The is no middle ground.
4. Either God chose to save us from Adam's fallen race to salvation and eternal life in Christ before the world began, as the Bible said it did-or no salvation is possible for any man. Salvation is God's prerogative, not man's. Grace is God's gift, not man choice. If god does not choose who He will save, nor sinner can ever be saved.
5.Either the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is altogether and the effectual Redeemer and Savior of his people-or he is fraud and a failure. Again, there is no middle ground, no room for compromise. Either Christ did what he came to do, or he is a failure. If he is a failure. he is not God, and we have no Savior
6. Either we are regenerated and called to life and faith in Christ by the irresistible power and omnipotent grace of the Holy Ghost-or there is no such things a salvation. The only hope for a dead sinner is a free and sovereign grace-grace that ask for nothing and give everything, grace that waits for nothing and does everything
7. Either God's people are entirely free form the law, as the Scriptures declare us to be-or we are yet under the bondage of the law and entirely obligated to keep it perfectly. There is no things such as being partially under the law and partially free from it, not in Bible terms only way sinners cane satisfy fulfill, and establish the law is by faith in Christ (Romans 3:31)
8. Either every saved sinner shall preserve to the end, being preserved and kept by God's infallible, immutable grace-or none shall. The perseverance of the saints is demanded by the purposed of God, the purchase of Christ and the power of the Spirit
Don't Kid Yourself About Halloween (2 Oct 2019)
There is a real spiritual at the center of Halloween. it is more than dressing up in costumes with a temporary Identify.
Halloween comes the last Thursday in Oct and will soon be upon us. This the second largest celebration and holiday in the United States, second only to Christmas. As it is approaching you can see as we look around in store, in our neighborhoods. WE see people dressed as witches, as ghosts, all kind of demonic figures. And we're hearing and seeing once again all the trappings of this holiday. Don't kid yourself. There is something real, spiritual behind the Halloween celebration. This is not just a party, this is not just and excuse to get drunk and to engage in all types f partying and revelry. This has nothing to do with God, the Bible, a Church or Christianity, even though you will see Hallows Eve on a Christian calendar, a Church calendar, there is nothing Christian about it, but there is something spiritual about it.
That's right, it's related to spiritualism rather than anything that's spiritual, Biblicaly speaking, and God tells us we are not to do anything with it. So often we kid ourselves ans at well it's all in fun, and what about the parties,and what the the candy and what about the kids, so we overlook the seriousness of this evil spirit behind all this.
Even some of us are lamenting the fact that we had to take away the innocence from his own children, having to explain why people have the blowup witches in the middle of the lawns and understanding exactly what is behind that and what it begins to do into a young mind, that they is something spiritual and it's something God tell us to stay away from. In 2 Cor 6:14. the Apostle Paul warns us Christian,"Do be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? . Halloween celebrates the darkness of all activities, the inter-mingling of the dead so as to speak with the living and as the living trying to engage with the dead on the evening it is dancing with the dark side as we've termed it. It is delving into a very, very dark period. Paul also said in very 1n vers2 15 "And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part he that believeth with an infidel?. here Paul give us a string warning against involving ourselves with such activity as Halloween
And I think we must ask ourselves, can we really mix these thing together? Because that's normally what it come down to. Well i might get into that evil stuff you might think. I just look a the celebration, and have fun, and the enjoyment, and the candy, and other things that it offers, yet God's Word is clear. He said you cannot mix light and darkness. God's word is plain
Look at verse 16." And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for are the temple of the living God, as God hath said. O will dwell in them and walk in them, and I will be there God, and they shall be my people. You know as I tape this and we're watching this huge storm move up the New England Coast and other parts of the country an the tragic that is unfolding before our eyes and I wonder how many people are calling on God for help and intervention. if at some point, something even greater catastrophe takes place and we call out to God and he doesn't answer, I wonder if something like Halloween and the custom that dances with the dark side might be a reason God would say, "You're My people, I'm not walking among you because they don't go together. So we've got to get out of the darkness because they don't go together and live in the light
Don't kid yourself. There is something spiritual in the Halloween celebration,but it is something a Christian needs to take part of. God said stay away from, You are dealing with darkesnn
Sept 27 2019
"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance; but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, who shoes in a not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fie." Matt 3:11
I remember reading that the London fire in 1666 was so penetrated and warm that unknown flowers sprang up from long deep buried seeds. The seed lay asleep and forgotten in their grave until the heat.
So we see that fire awakes; "For no man came come to me except the Father which hath send me to draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." (John 6:44) Once a person is saved and sanctified. That person is ready for the indwelling of the Holy Ghost with fire. With this Holy Ghost there is an awakening of desire to feed on God's Word and follow the commands of Jesus. It is unexplainable. The soul awaken to the glory of God and the seeds of the Kingdom truth that lodged in the soil of religiosity are called forth by the energy of fire by the Holy Ghost. Fruit production then takes place in the person with the Holy Ghost: Love,joy, peace of the Holy Ghost.
Fire Reveals "Every man's work shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man"s work of what sort it is" (1 Cor 3:13) Motives will be tested when God sends the fire test. Paul goes on to say that the believer will suffer loss if his works did not stand the test of God's fire.
Fire Consumes "The grass withereth, the flowers fadeth; because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it; surely the pople is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the Word of God shall stand forever." (Isa 40:7) The fire of the Holy Ghost destroy the production of the old nature (Adamic nature)m that was in the heart. After the destruction comes a new blades with the soul, fresh and grass. Marvelously, old things pass away and all things become new
When I was in the military we were sent out to help the firemen to combat the fire in the mountains. They would set fore to areas of the forest to rid the of forest floor of weeds, and brushes and hinderance to healthy rich growth. The tall stately mature trees endure the flames of the fire. However, the rubbish floor burnt to make room to fresh growth. This burning process is necessary, otherwise, the unhealthy growth would eventually killed the mature trees. This controlled of nature can be compared to the controlled fires of the Holy Ghost that eliminates the old so the new life can began
Fire Purifies: But who may abide in the day of His coming and who shall stand when He appeareth? For he is like a refiners fire, and like fuller's soap. And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and He shall purify the sons of Levi and purge them as gold and silver.that they may be offer unt0 the Lord and offering in righteousness. (Malachi 3:2-3). In the refining process, the metal is put over red-hot fire and as it begins to melt, the dross can be sifted off the top.Then the melt is finally pure. When the church reaches perfect,there will be no impure within it. There are two processes of purifying mention in this verses; cleansing and purifying. Cleansing as express in this verse is used for cleaning something up; scrubbing and washing. The fire is used for testing and making the inward part right. God uses both procedures to make ready for the rapture and His Bride.
Fire Soften: The Holy Ghost can melt the hardest hearts, making the heart soft enough to take the impression of Christ. "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provisions for the flesh, to fulfill the lust thereof." (Romans 13:14) As the fire of the Holy Ghost's softens ones heart desires began to change. Enthusiasm for the Kingdom principles are awakened with in the inner man. A flaming of love others and service to others take priority over self. Yes! is is necessary to have the fire of the Holy Ghost working in us to awaken us to revelations of God's Word
Is God Still Blessing America ? 21 Aug 2019
Psalm 3312: "Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord; and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance."
God has certainly blessed America in many ways. Abundant natural beauty can be found across this country, including tropical beaches, green valleys, rich farmland, towering mountains, and the great plains.
We have godly heritage, Fifty-two of the original 55 founding fathers who wrote our Constitution were Christians, and they established our country on "In God We Trust" values
Our Land is blessed with natural resources, including water, oil, ore and fertile farms land.
America's free enterprise system allows almost anyone the opportunity to rise from poverty to wealth. Imaginative entrepreneurs have created all kinds of inventions to improve our lives. Compared to other nations in the world, the United States has a high standard of living, and we enjoy the liberty to speak our minds, worship as we choose, and live undisturbed, private lives.
Our spiritual heritage is strong. We have been blessed with intellectual spiritual giants, through the years, pastors, evangelists and Bible teachers have sustained in godly heritage.
Why should God bless America now as he has? I believe the reason is that he intends for us to influence the nations of the world. Not only are we an example of liberty and democracy, but we also have the resources and the manpower to take the gospel around the world-and in may respects, the Church has done just that, But what about the country as a while??
But look at how America's Response: Sadly we have taken God's hand of blessing for granted declining to bless him in return
Remover prayer from school-Legalized the murder of our unborn children--Tolerated all types of sexual immorality in our elected officials-Allowed sex and violence to dominate our TV, internal and movies. Exported pornography all over the world -Our kids minds are warped over Iphone Computers and don't know what real fun is. And most of all use our hard-earned tax dollars to bride dictators who have been turned around and attacked our country. Tolerated liberalism from spiritual leader who doubt the inerrancy of the Bible- Changed the King James Bible 16 11 to their life style or thinking, and the LBGT staring to come forth as leaders of this nation. In others words we are telling God your principles no longer matter to us, we don't you.
Why has God withheld his judgement for so long. I believe that there are enough godly people who cry out to Him on behalf of this country. But this nation cannot stay on this course and expect God to keep on blessing it
" Do not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this will he reap" (Gal 6:7). This verse many be for a individual, the principles applies to nations. This law says we reap what we sow, more that we sow, and later than we sow
In other words , we mat currently be harvested all the consequences of our rebellion, but that doesn't mean our nation will never be called to account. God has chosen to bless this nation in the past, but soon reckon time is coming
Jer. 18:9-10 " And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and plant it. If it do evil in my sight, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them
We cannot continue on our current path without reaping God's judgement and unless something changes, our grandchildren will not have this freedom, prosperity and opportunities that we have today. As Christians we have the responsibility to live holy lives. We must speak against indecency, immorality, and unrighteous living.But most of all we must Share and tell other about the blood of Jesus Christ;
Is there time for our nation to repent and turn back to God and sweep away the corruption in America, turn our country around and use her powerfully to make a global impact for His name. Maybe, just maybe, Will you be part of that turn around?
That Sneaky Old Sn
A Word from the Pastor