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Disaster Relief – Mexico & Puerto Rico

Disaster Relief – Mexico & Puerto Rico

Reports are pouring in as we continue to pray for all who have been effected by the disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. We have lost entire buildings, and several are still without power.

In light of this event, you now have another opportunity to contribute to the recovery of those in need.

Please watch the video below for updates on these tragedies and information on how you can help.

Puerto Rico Updates

A Letter from the General Overseer

A Letter from the General Overseer

Greetings to the Church of God of Prophecy family everywhere in the world!

I pray you are feeling the presence of God with you today regardless of the situation you may be experiencing. As you are aware, in the last few weeks we have experienced many diverse natural disasters all around the world—earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, mud slides, fires—each of these leaving unimaginable rubble behind them.
At the International Offices, we are working to evaluate the needs from various areas of the world. As we pray daily for those who have experienced these life changing situations, we are making appeals for financial assistance.

To those of you who have already responded to the cry for financial help, I want to thank you for your timely and generous giving to assist those whose lives have been changed by these catastrophic situations. Thank you for caring and giving; please continue to pray for those who must now rebuild their lives.

If you or your church would like to make a financial contribution to assist in any of these areas of the world, you may do so by sending your contribution to:
Global Missions
P O Box 2910
Cleveland, TN 37320-2910

On-Line Giving: www.globalcogop.org

You can designate your giving as “Emergency Relief” or you may specify a particular area or need for your contribution.

Thank you for caring, giving, and praying for the people in each of these areas. We serve a faithful God who is able to provide for these great needs.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:12).

His Will, Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else
Sam N. Clements
General Overseer
Church of God of Prophecy

Messenger Reaches Beyond Barriers

Messenger Reaches Beyond Barriers

Maria Claudia Uitz Canche, along with her husband Esteban Mena Barrera, are members of the first Church of God of Prophecy in Cacalchen, Yucatan, Mexico. Claudia did not have the opportunity to go to school beyond the first grade and Mayan was her first language. When her children began to learn to read, she took the opportunity to teach herself and used the only reading material she could find, the Mensjaero Ala Blanca/White Wing Messenger to learn Spanish, read, and write. Thank God for the ministry of the Mensajero/Messenger that reaches beyond barriers of nations, tribes, and even tongues. You can support this amazing ministry by subscribing to the English, Spanish or French editions or donating at www.whitewingmessenger.net. Thank you Minister Abi Velasquez for sending us this inspiring testimony!

07-15-17 Loved Ones Devotion EXTREME JOY AND PLEASURE!

07-15-17 Loved Ones Devotion EXTREME JOY AND PLEASURE!

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every dayWhen we trust in our Abba Father as the way of our obligation to Him, and we live a life of dependence upon Him, and are devoted to him; he knows who we are, HE OWNS US…(we were purchased with the blood of Jesus Acts 20:28). He has keen awareness of every situation we are in and knows what is best for us, and what course to take most efficiently for our relief!]

“Blessed is the one who does NOT WALK in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but WHOSE DELIGHT is in the law of the LORD, and WHO MEDITATES on his Law, day and night.” (Psa. 1:1-2)

[The word “delight” comes from a word that means “extreme happiness” and “immense pleasure”. Let the reading of and meditating on; the word of God, bring us immense pleasure and makes us extremely happy! Whatever others do, WE MUST MAKE UP OUR MINDS TO OBEY GOD! Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh]

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO CONFIRM YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION. For IF you do these things, YOU WILL NEVER STUMBLE, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Pet. 1:10-11)

[The word “election” is from eklogē; a divine selection, choice or choosing!] “You did not choose me, but I CHOSE YOU and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last–and so that WHATEVER YOU ASK in my name the Father WILL GIVE YOU.” (Joh. 15:16)

WE MUST MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO CONFIRM OUR CALLING AND ELECTION, FOR IF WE DO THESE THINGS, WE WILL NEVER STUMBLE!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says:] You did not choose me, but I CHOSE YOU and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruitfruit that will last …”!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

07-09-17 Loved Ones Devotion ABOUT THESE “SIGNS”!

07-09-17 Loved Ones Devotion ABOUT THESE “SIGNS”!

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every dayAnd THESE SIGNS WILL ACCOMPANY THOSE WHO BELIEVE: in my name, they will CAST OUT DEMONS; they will SPEAK IN NEW TONGUES; they will LAY THEIR HANDS ON THE SICK, AND THEY WILL RECOVER.” (Mark 16:17-18)

[“Signs” comes from the word; sēmeion: distinguishing mark, miracle! These “SIGNS” will “GO WITH” with believers!]

Very truly I tell you, WHOEVER BELIEVES IN ME WILL DO THE WORKS I HAVE BEEN DOING, and they WILL DO EVEN GREATER THINGS than these…” (John 14:12)

[“Works” from the word ergon; action, behavior or deed!]

And I will do WHATEVER YOU ASK in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me FOR ANYTHING in my name, and I will do it.” (John 14:13-14)

[Why will we do these things? TO GLORIFY THE FATHER; because these “signs” could only be done supernaturally, to indicate a miraculous event!]

“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and YOUR JOY WILL BE COMPLETE.” (John 16:24)

[Qualifier: We are to ask so we may do THE WORKS THAT JESUS DID: NOT new, airplanes, boats and the like! Where do these miraculous signs come from? The Holy Spirit of God in us! To show the world and to remind us of who we are which will make our joy complete!]

“…you WILL RECEIVE POWER when THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES ON YOU; and you will be my witnesses…to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

[Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh, The Holy Spirit is anxiously awaiting our ACCEPTING AND BELIEVING these wonderful promises from the Lord!]

“His divine power has given us EVERYTHING WE NEED for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may PARTICIPATE [take part in] IN THE DIVINE NATURE…” (2 Peter 1:3-4)

[What is the divine nature? For us to FINISH THE WORK AS JESUS WOULD DO IF HE WERE STILL ON THIS EARTH! Now we are here as:] “…Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…” (2 Corin. 5:20)

[We are Christ’s representatives so LET US DO AS HE WOULD DO: take part in His divine nature by believing and doing miraculous signs!]

WE ARE CHRIST’S AMBASSADORS, HERE ON EARTH; TODAY!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says:] Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may PARTICIPATE [take part in] IN THE DIVINE NATURE.!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

07-03-17 Loved Ones Devotion HOW CAN WE EVER THANK GOD

07-03-17 Loved Ones Devotion HOW CAN WE EVER THANK GOD

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day“…we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God…you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, THE WORD OF GOD, which also PERFORMS ITS WORK IN YOU who believe.” (1 Thess. 2:13)

[Because of the great reverence the Jewish scribes held toward the Scriptures, they exercised extreme care in making new copies of the Hebrew Bible. The entire scribal process was specified in meticulous detail to minimize the possibility of even the slightest error. The letters, words, and lines were counted, and the middle letters of the Pentateuch and the Old Testament were determined. If a single mistake was discovered, the entire manuscript was destroyed. As a result of this extreme care, the quality of the manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible surpasses all other ancient manuscripts. I read an account that certain men who wanted to disprove the accuracy of the scripture received the book of Isaiah the longest book in the Old Testament discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls and diligently compared to the King James Version and found 12 discrepancies out of 120,000 words that in no way affected its meaning.]

ALL SCRIPTURE IS GODBREATHED and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Tim. 3:16-17)

[Not only is scripture God-Breathed but:] …the WORD OF GOD IS ALIVEAND POWERFUL, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and it judges the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb. 4:12)

[I think this is what inspired David to say:]

“I have HIDDEN YOUR WORD IN MY HEART that I might not sin against you.” (Psa. 119:11)

[Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh, How precious is the word of God?] “…MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” (Psa. 19:10-11)

[So, what should our daily task be?] SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” (John 5:39)

I HAVE HIDDEN YOUR WORD IN MY HEART THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST YOU

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says: ?] Your word is:“…MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” (!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

06-30-17 Loved Ones Devotion HELP US TO GROW UP!

06-30-17 Loved Ones Devotion HELP US TO GROW UP!

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to LIVE A LIFE WORTHY OF THE CALLING you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Eph. 4:1-2)

 

[Paul was now a prisoner at Rome; and he indicates “as a prisoner for the Lord”, he mentions this once again, to show that he was not ashamed of his bonds! (Eph. 3:1)]

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and FATHER OF ALL, who is OVER ALL and THROUGH ALL and IN ALL.” (Eph. 4:4-6)

[As Christians are called to the same hope of eternal life. There is one Christ that we all hope in, and one heaven that we are all hoping for; and therefore, we should be of one heart! Our Abba Father is the Father of all of us; by our special relation, as He is the Father of all men by creation: and He is above us all, by His essence, and He has dominion over all creatures and especially over His church, and through us all, by His providence upholding and governing us: and in us all, in all believers, in whom He dwells as in His holy temple, by His Spirit and special grace.]

“So, Christ himself gave the APOSTLES, the PROPHETS, the EVANGELISTS, the PASTORS and TEACHERS, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge [to know Him intimately] of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to THE WHOLE MEASURE OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST.” (Eph. 4:11-13)

[Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh, We are going to attain to the “whole measure” of the “fullness” of Christ! How can that be? Well – NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!]

“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, WE WILL GROW TO BECOME IN EVERY RESPECT THE MATURE BODY of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” (Eph. 4:14-15)

[Consider this wonder promise!] “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.” (1 Corin. 2:16)

WE WILL BECOME MATURE, ATTAINING TO THE WHOLE MEASURE OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says: Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, WE WILL GROW TO BECOME IN EVERY RESPECT THE MATURE BODY of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” (!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

06-29-17 Loved Ones Devotion THE “BRANCH”

06-29-17 Loved Ones Devotion THE “BRANCH”

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day“…Thus, says the LORD of hosts, “Behold, the man whose name is THE BRANCH: for he shall branch out from his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD.” (Zech. 6:12)

[THE BRANCH SHALL GROW UP OUT OF HIS PLACE, out of Bethlehem the city of David, the place appointed for His birth; though His earthly family be a root in a dry ground, yet this branch shall spring out just like in the spring, when the sun returns, the flowers spring out of the roots, in which they lay buried out of sight and out of mind, for just the right time!]

“From the fig tree learn its lesson: AS SOON AS ITS BRANCH BECOMES TENDER and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see all these things, you know that HE IS NEAR, at the very gates.” (Matt. 24:32-33)

[The fig-trees that are budding and blossoming are a sign of summer; for the trees of the field, know their appointed time. Therefore, when God begins to fulfil prophecies, He will make it all come to pass!]

“I am THE TRUE VINE, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. I am the vine; [now] YOU ARE THE BRANCHES. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING.” (John 15:1-2, 5)

[Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and KaleighNow, we are the branches; for what purpose? To bear fruit!]

ABIDE IN ME, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” (John 15:4)

[To ABIDE: the Greek word menō: a state of relationship with anticipation of doing His will. So, we must continue with Jesus, knowing He is going to do something with us!]

“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you FRIENDS, for all that I have heard from my Father I HAVE MADE KNOWN TO YOU. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that YOUR FRUIT SHOULD ABIDE, so that WHATEVER YOU ASK the Father in my name, HE MAY GIVE IT TO YOU.” (John 15:15-16)

[The reason Jesus says this is: whatever we need to bring forth fruit He will provide!] “…so that whatever you ask in my name THE FATHER WILL GIVE YOU.” (John 15:16)

WHATEVER WE ASK THE FATHER IN JESUS NAME, HE WILL GIVE IT TO US, SO WE MAY BEAR FRUIT!

 Notice: [We must understand that the bible says: You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that YOUR FRUIT SHOULD ABIDE, so that WHATEVER YOU ASK the Father in my name, HE MAY GIVE IT TO YOU.” (!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

06-28-17 Loved Ones Devotion YOU ARE SO AWESOME!

06-28-17 Loved Ones Devotion YOU ARE SO AWESOME!

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day“They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Two cubits and a half shall be its length, a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height. THERE I WILL MEET WITH YOU, and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the ark of the testimony, I WILL SPEAK WITH you about all that I will give you…” (Exod. 25:10, 22)

[The first thing our Abba Father ordered to be made, after His people rejected Him, was the ark with its accessories, the fixture of the most holy place, and THE SPECIAL TOKEN OF GOD’S PRESENCE, a tangible presence for them. The ark itself was a chest, or coffer, where the two tables of the law, written with the finger of God, were to be honorably placed, and carefully kept. WHY DID GOD HAVE THEM CREATE THE ARK TO REPRESENT HIS PRESENCE? Because when the very real presence of God appeared before them; look what happened…] “Now when all the people saw the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking, THE PEOPLE WERE AFRAID AND TREMBLED, and they stood far off and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but DO NOT LET GOD SPEAK TO US, lest we die.” (Exod. 20:18-19)

[This was their response;] “…BECAUSE THEY DID NOT BELIEVE IN GOD AND DID NOT TRUST HIS SAVING POWER.” (Psa. 78:22)

[The people of Israel, God’s chosen people, did not believe in Him! What was God to do? He gave them the Law as their schoolmaster:]

“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster TO BRING US UNTO CHRIST, that we might be justified by faith.” (Gal. 3:24)

[For you see, as the writer of Hebrews says: “…faith is CONFIDENCE in what we hope for AND ASSURANCE about what we do not see.” (Heb. 11:1)]

“…WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD, because anyone who comes to him MUST BELIEVE THAT HE EXISTS and that HE REWARDS those who earnestly seek him.” (Heb. 11:6)

[Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh, God has chosen to enter a relationship with us where He is our Abba Father and we are His children, but not just His children, His HEIRS (inheritor, beneficiary or recipient of what is His)!]

“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs–HEIRS OF GOD and COHEIRS WITH CHRIST, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” (Rom. 8:16-17)

[Jesus is THE SON OF GOD and we are “co” or “joint” heirs with Him:] “…If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but GAVE HIM UP FOR US ALL, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Rom. 8:31-32)

WE ARE HEIRS OF GOD AND COHEIRS WITH CHRIST!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says: “…If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but GAVE HIM UP FOR US ALL, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh