Friday, March 24, Morning Service
This morning a message entitled Babylon was preached by Bro. Ray Tinsman.
This morning a message entitled Babylon was preached by Bro. Ray Tinsman.
Bro. Jeremiah Estrada preached a powerful message titled According to the Prophecies. This is the first time since the time of Paul that the gift of government and apostleship is fully restored. God is setting the judges in order for one last great move before He returns.
1 Timothy 1:18. “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightiest war a good warfare…”
Revelation 19:11–16. “…And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Paul committed a charge to Timothy according to the prophecies. There is a real connection between our hearts and the Word of God. The burden of the whole Word of God has been toward this last move of God before He returns. Our Lord is no longer a baby in the manger or dying on the hill, but He is a conquering Savior. We are the army on the white horses. The Lord is going to move like He has never moved before. We are going to see things happen such as we have never seen before! MANY people will flow in.
If there ever was a time to pray, it is now! Stop praying for yourself and your family and start praying for the work of God. When you pray understanding the prophecies, the place will be shaken. Preachers, now is best time to preach! Get over your intimidations! People see enough dead religion; they need to see people filled with the Spirit! If you really believe the prophecies you won’t just sit in your pew waiting for people to get saved. You will do things out of the ordinary!
After the message Bro. Hargrave took the pulpit and exhorted us on Acts 14:8–10. There is no way that somebody, saved or unsaved, can sit under the anointing and not be deeply moved. Do NOT let the anointing pass you by! Have faith to grasp hold of the prophecies.
As soon as Bro. Hargrave ended, many people flocked to the front. The voice of prayer resounded for a considerable length of time. At the close of the service a number testified of having prayed through to salvation or entire sanctification. Truly the Lord’s presence has been manifested in our midst this week.
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Bro. Jeremiah Estrada preached the message, God of the Valleys.
1 Kings 20:23-28. “…Thus saith the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.”
Exodus 14:13. “And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.”
God is not just God when things go well, but He is God when you’re in grief and when things go wrong. Your personal struggles can be overwhelming to the point where they almost blind your vision. Your troubles are not the most important thing going on. There is a battle going on between the gates of hell and the church that is far more important than your personal battles and accusations. The devil would like to get you so preoccupied that you forget about the real battle. Everything against the truth has been conglomerated into one enemy encompassing the saints. We are all gathered in one great last battle, and the devil is serious about destroying us. We are like the “two little flocks of kids,” in verse 27, and the enemy fills the country. But God is God in the Valley! He is going to move like He has never moved before in history, and all we need to do is stand still and not be sidetracked by our own little things. The Egyptians whom we have seen today, we shall soon “see them again no more!” The time from now until the Lord’s return will be a showdown, and God has chosen you to be His instrument in His last showdown.
Bro Stephen Hargrave delivered a wonderful message titled, The Kingdoms Become God’s Kingdom.
John 8:12. “Then spake Jesus again unto them saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
If you do not follow Jesus, you will and you are walking in darkness. As Jesus is the light, the church that He has built is also the light. People do not have a problem when we say Jesus is the light, however there is a little more of a problem when we say that the church is the light. But when we say there is only one church that is the light; we are blaspheming in the people’s minds. When you get saved, you, by a miracle, get placed inside of Christ.
Ephesians 2:19-22. “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God…”
Revelation 1:12, 13. “And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man…”
There is a house that holds the people of God in Jesus–held not contrary to our will but by the love of Jesus. When the world sees God’s people united as one in Christ, they will believe. The reason people do not believe is because all they see is the religious mess. Jesus is not just in the midst of His people in the sense that He is in the middle, but Revelation 1:12-13 means that He is a part of His people, inseparable from them.
The church is to illuminate the world’s path. All men will know how great God is when they look at all He has done in His church. The church of God is an open display of the power and wisdom and might of God. It is still God’s plan, just as it was in the New Testament time, to show the light through His church.
Bro. Stephen Hargrave got up tonight with a continuation of last night’s message, The Raging Heathen.
1 Corinthians 3:11-13. “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Christ Jesus. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood hay, stubble; 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.”
Your own personal thoughts are sinking sand. The way you think things need to be done does not mean anything because God never asked you. There are laws that govern the way you live. If you try to change things you have no control over, you are in rebellion against God. To give God the proper honour you must acknowledge that His plan is always right. There is no such thing as a church of your own choice. We do not have a choice and we do not have a church. It is too late in time to not tell these things openly.
The Spirit of God never told you anything that is not in The Word of God. The reason why people do not want to come this way is that they see the sea of glass mingled with fire and know they will not be able to retain their wood, hay, and stubble. It is wicked to refuse to allow God to mold you and shape you into what He wants you to be. The very thing that draws people to the church is to see those who allow God to work in them. As much as we allow God to work in us is as much as we will be able to affect the atmosphere around us. What draws a person is to see someone going upward in a world where everything is going downward. If you really want to do something for God, allow Him to work in your life to the maximum capacity.
2 Peter 2:9-10. “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: but chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.”
Despising government is refusing to allow God to govern one’s life. It is a miserable life to be in rebellion against God’s government. The only true happiness is to give up all your ideas and submit yourself under the rod of God’s government. We need to be afraid to do wrong, to think our own thoughts, to not give God what He deserves from our lives.
Brother Hargrave took the pulpit tonight with a message entitled The Raging Heathen.
Psalm 2:1-6. “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?”
This is an emphatic question. Raging here gives the sense of a tumultuous gathering together to attack. People tried to prevent prophecy from happening. These people sat down and deliberately meditated plans to stop the advance of Christianity. There are “Christians” who would fight Christianity if they were presented with it. People want to call themselves Christians to avoid the reproach of not being a Christian; but they fight and try to root out the bands of Christianity.
Jeremiah 1:10. “See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.”
God set Jeremiah above all the nations. The order of operations here is correct. Jeremiah was “to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.” Things have to be destroyed before anything can be built up. These people in Psalm 2 had it right that something did need to be broken up; but they wanted to break up the wrong thing. They want to uproot the foundation of God’s people. It is very unwise to fight God because it is a fight that you can’t win. What’s wrong with believing in a holy life? What does it hurt you if we believe it? If we are deceived, we are much happier in our delusion than you are in your reality.
Acts 4:23, 25. The apostles were giving a report of what had happened when the Jewish leaders had commanded them to stop what they were doing. So here, in Acts, the apostles are quoting a portion of Psalm 2, and calling the Jewish hierarchy “heathens”. Now that Jesus was gone from the earth, the Jewish leaders were not fighting against the Messiah Himself, but against these people who claimed to be God’s only people. What many people don’t understand is that you cannot separate Jesus from His Church.
Psalm 2:4–5, 7–9. “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord will have them in derision.”
Laughing in this context brings out mocking, making sport, making fun of, and speaking unintelligibly as in mocking a foreigner’s speech. After God is done mocking, He will speak to the heathens in His wrath. The heathen are vexed when God speaks to them because they don’t want to submit. The Jews were saying, as people still say today, that we should stop spreading our “diabolical” beliefs that make us and the people who accept them so happy. If you want to turn someone into a beast, preach the true Word of God. People don’t want God. As the Word goes forth, you will see them turn into beasts. God told Jesus to ask for the heathen for His inheritance. Jesus asked for us. We were changed from raging heathens into Jesus’ inheritance. People don’t want to come under. Jesus will break them with the rod of iron.
We are deeply grateful to the Lord for continuing to so richly bless the meeting in Steinbach! Words really fail to describe how wonderful it really is to worship the Lord “in spirit and in truth” together with His saints.
We are praising the Lord for a wonderful weekend meeting with Bro. Patrick O’Shea Jr. in Benton! It was a very special time. We were deeply blessed as our beloved apostle opened our understanding to the visions of Zechariah.
Our final service for the weekend meeting held by Br. Henry Hildebrandt, began with one of the favorite songs of the Church of God, “The Comforter Has Come.” “Our God Is Love” was sung next, followed immediately by “Salvation Is the Sweetest Thing”, another favorite amongst us.
The morning service started with the children wanting to sing some songs for us. They all got up on the platform and sang a number of their favorite songs, “This Little Light of Mine,” “Roll The Gospel Chariot,” “I Have the Joy.”
“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” John 20:21.
Christians are to be guided by Bible admonitions, yet many are guilty of the habitual use of expressions the dictionary terms as minced oaths. These are taken from the New Century dictionary. “Gosh, golly” are softened and euphemistic forms for God. “Gee” is a minced form for Jesus. “Heck” stands for hell. “Duce, dickens” are
“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 name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matt. 7:22-23.
The true minister, convinced, both by revelation and experience, that Jesus Christ alone is able to recover diseased souls, employs every effort to bring sinners into the presence of this heavenly Physician, that they may obtain of Him spiritual health and salvation. He is fully persuaded that he who is not “weary and heavy laden,”
Is God a means used to attain an end or is He the end for which all else is subjected to attain? Is God our servant or are we His servants? This is one great difference between true Christianity and false Christianity. Though they may outwardly do some of the same things and say the
After a brief reminder touching some of Israel’s history, the prophet Hosea summarizes chapter twelve by highlighting both the value and necessity of the prophet in the deliverance and preservation of a people. In this place, it is the people of Israel and the prophet Moses. While Moses was indeed a special vessel used of
No hearse, no body, and no entourage to a cemetery. The remains have been cremated. The ashes have been mixed with cement and made into an artificial reef, which is then placed in the sea. One such “cemetery” is Neptune off the coast of Florida. Corals and other sea life are forming on the items
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.” Romans 1:18.
Where are the leaders–political or religious–with backbone today? Where are the men and women with moral convictions?
While the nations are being pressured to succumb to the demands of a liberal, ungodly minority, one has to wonder. The extremely aggressive homosexual movement is piping and the nations are dancing–they are afraid not to!
Oh, the joy and privilege of knowing God! How could mortal man be more blessed? Enoch walked with God, and so sweet was their walk that God took him (Gen. 5:24)!
Satan’s attempt to negate God’s Word in Eden caused the fall of Adam and, subsequently, the entire human race. He attacked their faith–successfully. He’s doing the same today with multitudes and having the same success. Many of such profess to be Christians, yet their faith in the Bible, which is God’s Word to man, has been seriously undermined.
The Corinthians were instructed to sing with the spirit and with the understanding. Christ, being unashamed, was pleased to declare the name of His Father unto His brethren according to the prophesy saying, “In the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.” To him who is merry, James says, “Let him sing psalms.” Whether we are speaking of Jesus and His disciples after the ordinance of feet washing and the Lord’s supper singing a hymn, or the earth-shaking midnight duet of the holy prophets Paul and Silas, the absence of musical accompaniment is very apparent.
We still believe in a literal hell. Hell–a place of everlasting punishment with eternal, burning flame. Although it isn’t fashionable to believe such in our “enlightened” age, we still do. The Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists have robbed hell of its eternal aspects through their concepts of annihilation. The Mormons have reduced it to paradise without the presence of Christ. And modern sectarian preachers like Rob Bell have dispensed with it altogether.
No matter. Hell exists and burns still.