Saturday, July 14, 2018 PM
We had a wonderful song service, Joy to the World was sung. What privilege that the Lord has come. He came to bring peace to every human being. Sis. Susy Harder had a wonderful exhortation. What will you bring with you to heaven? Will you have any souls with you?
Apostle Benjamin Tovstiga preached a wonderful message on God’s Glory.
In a dream, Jacob saw a ladder extending from earth to heaven, and angels were going up and down on it. Heaven was connected to earth by means of this ladder. God was right there and Jacob hadn’t realized it. In John 1: 51, we see how Jesus is referring back to the dream that Jacob saw. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”
Matthew 1: 23, Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us. If we can’t say that Jesus is with us then we may as well pack up, go home and forget about religion. But if God is with us, we have the answer for any problem that might arise in our families, young people, society, etc.
There is enough joy in God to fill every person in this world with glory. Psalm 50:2 refers to Zion as “the perfection of beauty.” The Church of God is the most beautiful thing in this world. If your life isn’t wonderful, then our message is, “Come to Zion.”Ephesians 2:6 says that God has put us in “heavenly places.” We need a little heaven to get to heaven.
Matthew 13:45. This is a prophetic chapter. Here there is a man searching. This man sought for good pearls. This pearl of great price is nothing less than Jesus in His church. The merchant man thought he knew what good pearls looked like. But one day he was in for a big surprise. After he had seen this one pearl, every other pearl he had ever seen looked ugly. But if he wanted to buy this pearl he had to sell all, every other pearl that he thought till now was beautiful had to be sold. When everything was sold, he had just enough to buy this pearl.
Genesis 3:24. The Cherubims guarded the way to the tree of life with flaming swords. The tree of life is still standing today, and it is still guarded by angels. Whatever problem I might have will be answered by the tree of life. People run to the tree of life, but all of a sudden they meet the angels with the flaming swords. The angels are the ministers, God’s messengers. Just go through, let the angels cut off what needs to go. The tree of life will heal every wound that the swords make. Once through we are all the same. The sword makes this a very safe place. In the world we see more sin and wickedness than ever before. We must have a safe place, and glory to God we have found it in the Church of God.
Friday, July 13, 2018 PM
Bro Miguel Tinoco, led by the Spirit of the Lord, got up to preach. The subject of his message was Possessing Something Real.
Even after experiencing entire salvation it is important for every child of God to stop and check how he is standing with God. It is easy for us to follow the saints and do what they are doing, and yet not possess an experience that will take us to heaven.
Bro. Miguel challenged the saints to examine themselves. Some people come around professing to have an experience, and yet all they do is sit and criticize everything that is going on. A real experience will make you overlook the faults of others, and will make you feel like you are the only one who makes mistakes.
You will not have a problem with loving the things of this world if you get a hold of a real experience. A REAL experience will keep you in the Church of God with all of your heart, no matter who leaves or, no matter what trials come in your way. Some people question everything about the Church. A real experience will make you love what the Church of God does so much, you won’t even think about questioning it.
Bro Miguel compared some people with parrots. Mentioning that although it seems like they might understand to some degree, and maybe even be able to mimic a few words; yet, they never come up with something new. A real experience will make you do things out of the ordinary.
May the Lord help us to possess the real thing. Sometimes we might feel like we need to do better, and we might think that we are being accused by the enemy; but, Bro Miguel mentioned that not all accusations come from the devil. Sometimes we really need to stop and check ourselves, and then do some real measuring up.
We thank the Lord for how He blessed and reproved us another time.
Friday, July 13, 2018 AM
The Lord is so good to us. We have seen His lovingness in this meeting. He has been sending us messages that do not stop being glorious and touching. The Lord led our service this morning. It began with Apostle Henry Hildebrandt taking the pulpit bringing two interpreters with him. He expressed that the interpreters would ensure that everyone could grasp the entire message.
The message began with the reading of Acts 10, verse 11, “And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth.”
Our dear apostle took this opportunity to announce with much pride and authority the apostleship that God has given him, especially as to open the gate for the Low German culture. The Apostle shared his life to certify his Low German heritage, declaring time after time how proud he is of being German. The brother was move to tears as well as the congregation to have the sight that God even allows the Low German to be a part of His people; and not only that, but that He LOVES THEM!! Being born in Mexico, living among the Mexicans, he also declared himself as a gate for the Mexican culture. Glory to God!!
The saints took this message with much courage, some were moved to tears with the thought that there is an angel who came out of them and who knows how to climb up the ladder for their special needs. With the apostleship, the fire, and the saints that we have, we are ready to win the world! We are about to see God doing great things in Mexico and in all the world.
Thursday, July 12,2018
The saints enjoyed a day of fellowship together.
This morning, all of the saints got together for early breakfast and after that we all packed our vehicles and started on a three-hour drive to the Copper Canyon in the Sierra Madre. After a little tour of the mission house where missionaries have been faithfully laboring, we visited the nearby beautiful Cusararé waterfalls. We all shared a meal together in the rain and afterwards headed home.
After making the trip back in the evening, we all ate pizza together and enjoyed visiting together.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 AM
After a wonderful song service, some testimonies, and also an exhortation about moving when the Spirit of the Lord moves by Bro James Enns, Bro Helmut Schmidt got up to take prayer requests. He thanked the Lord that although when he was young he did not want this way, somehow the Lord had mercy on his soul and unified him with the saints. He went on to thank God for the unity in the Church, and for the privilege to serve God together with every different culture.
After a couple special songs, Bro Aaron Braun felt led by the Spirit of the Lord to get up and deliver the precious Word of God. The burden he delivered to the saints was, It is Good for a Man to be Humble. Bro Aaron started off by asking the saints if they knew that a humble life is a happy life. He went on to say that if a person wants to have the glory of God in his soul, he will have to be humble. The reason why many people are not getting saved is because they are not willing to be put to shame. Some people come around like a peacock thinking they are better than everybody else, and the only way they will get their help is by being willing to lose their “feathers” and realize that they don’t have anything worth mentioning.
Racism is the result of pride. This is why racism and pride have no room in the Church of God. We have the same job as John the Baptist. Those who think they are high have to be made low, and those who feel low need to be lifted up. If you think you are higher than another brother go give him a hug and tell him that you appreciate him, was counsel given to the saints during the message.
Humbleness is required in order to stay in the Church of God. God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.
We are thankful for the Lord’s visitation upon us again and again.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 PM
Saints shouted and praised God in the song service this evening. What a joy and peace to be living in this end time and to know that your sins are forgiven.
The message tonight was preached by Apostle Benjamin Tovstiga and was entitled, Fellowship of the Mystery.
God has always wanted His people to be united just as David and Jonathan were, but one of the consequences of sin is division and oppression.
In Colossians 1:25, the apostle Paul tells us of a mystery. For ages this mystery has been hidden. In Ephesians 3:6, we read of that mystery, “that the Gentiles should be fellowheirs…and partakers.” This is God’s mystery which for many ages was hidden from carnal man. Unite everyone and break down all walls of partition between humanity. (Ephesians 2:14)
“That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather in one all things in Christ.”
We are in the fullness of times. Many walls have been built in the last 2,000 years. So much hatred and oppression, separation, lines of differences that rose up when Cain killed his righteous brother, Abel. God’s main burden is to bring everyone together and this is only possible in complete salvation. May God give us some of His wrath toward this evil wall that man has built. Let us share the understanding of this mystery with our brothers and sisters who are trapped and restrained from coming home.
The service was closed in prayer and a great command was upon us.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The entire congregation of saints gathered in Chihuahua this week, traveled approximately an hour to Cuauhtmoc, the City of Three Cultures. We filled the central plaza, and for two hours walked around the area inviting people to our services, meeting new friends, and patronizing businesses. We finished with a time of Holy Ghost-filled singing and testifying in the plaza. Many citizens rolled down their windows to see and hear as they were stopped at the intersection, and other listeners gathered on both sides of the street. We are praying that a multitude of souls in this city will respond to the truth.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Praise the Lord, the annual Chihuahua meeting has finally arrived! With great joy the saints from all over Mexico, USA, Canada, and Germany came to see what God would do. Monday, July 9, was our first service. The saints rejoiced as we sang songs of salvation and of our experience of what God has done for us. Apostle Henry Hildebrandt preached a wonderful message on, The Opening of Prisons.
Isaiah 61:1 – 3. “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”
The Spirit of the Lord is upon our apostles and ministers, to proclaim liberty to the captives and to open the prisons. To open a prison, you must have keys. Keys have two purposes, to unlock and to lock. The ministry have the keys to open every cage in this world. People are locked up in many different kinds of cages today. There are cages of sin, drugs, alcohol, man-fear, timidity etc. You might think that your situation is impossible but, thank the Lord, God has given His ministers the key for every cage. Oh! what joy when the prisoner hears the key turning the lock and he is finally free from everything that had him bound. Thank God for ministers with keys!