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Global Outreach Day

Global Outreach Day

Global Outreach Day is a day where YOU share the gospel to people who never heard it or are not yet born again Christians with the goal of leading them to salvation in Jesus. All you need is a willingness to go. Share the gospel according to your personal gifting and calling as the Lord leads you. There are thousands of ways to do this, either personal or together with a group or a church.

The vision of the Global Outreach Day is to mobilize Christians in over 200 nations to bring the Gospel to everyone, everywhere – whether on the streets, to the neighbors… This can‘t be achieved by a single person or by a single organization, but only through the whole global Body of Christ. Who? Every believer I Every church I Every ministry I And YOU How? Using the most effective way – according to your gifts, your region and your opportunities – to reach people with the Gospel. As preparation, we encourage pastors and leaders to pray and to train their church how to share the Gospel. On our website, you find helpful training material. On May 27th, you can offer different outreaches and also work together with other churches. On Sunday May 28th, you could give every church member after service one (or more) Gospel tract as a help to reach at least one person. After the G.O.D., keep on doing outreaches together every week or month. Be a part of this worldwide evangelistic outreach!

— Werner Nachtigal, International President

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05-17-17 Devotion (For my loved ones)

05-17-17 Devotion (For my loved ones)

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day

  • Know that our Abba Father rewards us when we diligently seek him…
  • Reverence Him; and hold Him in great admiration
  • Love him, with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, so we may be filled with joy!

“…here is the conclusion of the matter: FEAR GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, for this is the DUTY OF ALL MANKIND. (Eccl. 12:13) “…for this is the WHOLE DUTY of man.” (KJV) 

[Respect our Abba Father’s sovereign authority as a lawgiver, and always feel bound to obey him. No one can walk either precisely or securely WHO DOES NOT HAVE THE FEAR OF GOD CONTINUALLY before their eyes. When our being afraid of the consequences for turning away and disobeying our Abba Father is gone, we are headed for much trouble!]

“These are the commands, decrees and laws THE LORD YOUR GOD DIRECTED ME TO TEACH YOU TO OBSERVE…so that you, your children and their children after them MAY FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD AS LONG AS YOU LIVE by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that YOU MAY ENJOY LONG LIFE.” (Deut. 6:1-2)

[Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh, BE AWARE OF ANYONE making believe to have some Divine influence, pretending to be able to direct you in the way of salvation; or a dreamer of dreams – one who pretends that some godly being has spoken to him! Which is why me must hide God’s word in our heart!]

“If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, and IF THE SIGN OR WONDER SPOKEN OF TAKES PLACE, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods…and let us worship them,” you must NOT LISTEN to the words of that prophet or dreamer…IT IS THE LORD YOUR GOD YOU MUST FOLLOW, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and HOLD FAST TO HIM.” (Deut. 13:1-4)

[Our Holy Spirit says… “I give you this warning as another proof that I KNOW ALL THINGS, and in the end, you may look to ME ALONE for peace and happiness!”]

“…the Spirit of truth…WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL THE TRUTH. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you…I am not alone, for my Father is with me. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But TAKE HEART! I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.” (John 16:13-14, 32-33)

I am going there TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU!” (John 14:2)

WHAT AN AWESOME PLACE IT SURELY IS!!!

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that:

JESUS HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says: I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But TAKE HEART! I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.!!!That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

White Wing Messenger Now On the Bible App

White Wing Messenger Articles Available as YouVersion Bible App Reading Plans

The White Wing Messenger, the official publication of the Church of God of Prophecy, will provide Spanish-language devotional content to YouVersion, a ministry of Life.Church and creator of the Bible App. In partnership with El Centro Network, Bible Plans from church writers with devotionals and accompanying Scripture are now available to millions of native Spanish speakers in the world. The Bible App, which is supported in 1,085 languages, is currently installed on more than 270 million devices and in every country on the planet.

The Messenger Bible Plans explore a variety of subjects, including leadership, women, faith, prayer, and more. Each Plan links back to the new Spanish website, www.iglesiadediosprofecia.org, and attributes the content to Church of God of Prophecy and the author. Devotionals include Plans by Michael Hernandez, coordinator of the World Language Department, and Bishop Ben Feliz, general presbyter of Mexico, Central America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.

“This is an amazing opportunity presented to us by our friends at YouVersion and El Centro Network,” said DeWayne Hamby, White Wing Messenger editor. “We are privileged to join hands with them to minister to the world through these Bible App Reading Plans.”

The church began partnering with YouVersion in April and plans to submit content regularly, including Messenger articles in English and French.

Those who want to follow along with the Bible App Reading Plans should download the mobile app from their digital store and visit the Plans tab. In Settings, select Español as the app interface language to find the plans contributed by COGOP authors.

To download the Bible App, visit www.bible.com/app.  For El Centro Network information, visit www.elcentronetwork.com. To learn more about the Church of God of Prophecy, visit www.cogop.org.

To see some of the current White Wing Messenger/Mensajero Ala Blanca reading plans, click here

04-19-17 Devotion (For my loved ones)

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every daysometimes we don’t know just what to say, but this we always know; OUR ABBA FATHER IS ALWAYS WITH US, he will NEVER leave us nor forsake us, so:]

“As for me, I WILL ALWAYS HAVE HOPE; I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long– though I know not how to relate them all.” (Psa. 71:14-15)

[My soul cries out with immense joy!]

“I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.” (Psa. 71:16)

[Just think of the great kindness our Abba Father has shown to us!!]

“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. THIS WILL PLEASE THE LORD more…[Than any kind of sacrifice I could ever bring.]” (Psa. 69:30-31)

[Please make the desire of our hearts TO BE OBEDIENT TO YOU TODAY Abba Father, as we…]

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psa. 100:4-5)

[Let’s have this testimony today, and express as Paul…]

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but ALSO TO ALL WHO HAVE LONGED FOR HIS APPEARING.” (2 Tim. 4:7-8)

[Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh, it is up to us TO SHOUT OUT OUR PRAISE TODAY!]

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off EVERYTHING that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. AND LET US RUN with perseverance [determination] the race marked out for us, FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Through Jesus, therefore, LET US CONTINUALLY OFFER TO God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.” (Heb. 12:1-2, 13:15)

LET’S KEEP OUR EYES ON JESUS AND OUR HEART’S FILLED WITH PRAISE!

Be blessed as you praise The Lord…

CONTINUALLY OFFERING TO GOD A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says: let us throw off EVERYTHING that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. AND LET US RUN with perseverance [determination] the race marked out for us, FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

04-16-17 Devotion (For my loved ones)

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day “Jesus said, ‘I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and BELIEVES IN ME will never die. Do you believe this?’” (John 11:25-26)

Jesus was claiming to have power over death. He was claiming that He was the source of eternal life. He was claiming that even if a person dies physically and they believe in Him, they will NEVER DIE SPIRITUALLY. DO WE BELIEVE THIS? How we answer Jesus’ question concerning His claims about Himself and power over death is the most major decision we’ll ever make. Let’s put it this way: if He didn’t rise from the dead, the decision is easy. Don’t believe Him. But if He did, we have a major decision to make – A DECISION OF LIFE AND DEATH. This is what the Lord presented to His people many years ago:

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death…SO, CHOOSE LIFE in order that you may live…” (Deut. 30:19)

It was then, that the Lord spoke this to His people,

“I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the LORD your God may bless you…” (Deut. 30:16)

God had continuous trouble with His people because of their unwillingness to obey,

“…they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God And did not keep His testimonies…” (Psa. 78:56)

So, what was their problem?

…they did not believe in God And did not trust in His salvation.” (Psa. 78:22)

Because of all this unbelief, what do you think God chose to do? Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh.

“For God SO LOVED THE WORLD, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him SHALL NOT PERISH, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

The opening phrase is traditionally translated as “God so loved the world that…” the actual phrase means “GOD LOVED THE WORLD IN THIS WAY,” with emphasis on WHAT GOD DID, more than why!

JESUS IS THE EXPRESSION OF GOD’S INDESCRIBABLE LOVE FOR ALL OF MANKIND!

 

Let us worship with a renewed appreciation for God’s love!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says: For God SO LOVED THE WORLD, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him SHALL NOT PERISH, but have eternal life!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE!

“Jesus said, ‘I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and BELIEVES IN ME will never die. Do you believe this?’” (John 11:25-26)

Jesus was claiming to have power over death. He was claiming that He was the source of eternal life. He was claiming that even if a person dies physically and they believe in Him, they will NEVER DIE SPIRITUALLY. DO WE BELIEVE THIS? How we answer Jesus’ question concerning His claims about Himself and power over death is the most major decision we’ll ever make. Let’s put it this way: if He didn’t rise from the dead, the decision is easy. Don’t believe Him. But if He did, we have a major decision to make – A DECISION OF LIFE AND DEATH. This is what the Lord presented to His people many years ago:

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death…SO, CHOOSE LIFE in order that you may live…” (Deut. 30:19)

It was then, that the Lord spoke this to His people,

“I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the LORD your God may bless you…” (Deut. 30:16)

God had continuous trouble with His people because of their unwillingness to obey,

“…they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God And did not keep His testimonies…” (Psa. 78:56)

So, what was their problem?

…they did not believe in God And did not trust in His salvation.” (Psa. 78:22)

Because of all this unbelief, what did God choose to do?

“For God SO LOVED THE WORLD, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him SHALL NOT PERISH, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

The opening phrase is traditionally translated as “God so loved the world that…” the actual phrase means “GOD LOVED THE WORLD IN THIS WAY,” with emphasis on WHAT GOD DID, more than why!

JESUS IS THE EXPRESSION OF GOD’S INDESCRIBABLE LOVE FOR ALL OF MANKIND!

 

Let us worship with a renewed appreciation for God’s love!

-Bill Stockham

04-14-17 Devotion (For my loved ones)

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every dayDaniel’s desire was to please his Abba Father, so he felt they could not eat the king’s food and drink his wine, so he asked for a strict diet. Though a vegetable diet might have produced that well being of the system in general, and of the countenance particularly, as mentioned here; yet we are to understand that there was a special blessing of God in this, because this special diet was taken for a spiritual purpose ,now referred to as ‘the Daniel fast‘.]

“…Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission…Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, but the official told Daniel, ‘I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head…’ Daniel then said to the guard…’PLEASE TEST YOUR SERVANTS FOR TEN DAYS: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.’ So, he agreed to this and tested them for ten days. AT THE END OF THE TEN DAYS THEY LOOKED HEALTHIER AND BETTER NOURISHED than any…who ate the royal food.” (Dan. 1:8-15)

[The agape (the unconditional love of devotion) love of God and the love of earthly things are not compatible. If we give in to the love of the world, the love of God cannot exist in in us; and if we do not have His divine love, we can have no peace, no holiness, and no heaven.]

“Do not love [agapao] the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world–the lust [desiring something that is not allowed] of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but WHOEVER DOES THE WILL OF GOD LIVES FOREVER.” (1 John 2:15-17)

[Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh, Jesus said that we must observe all His sayings, and have our affections and conduct regulated by His Holy Spirit and the Word!]

“Whoever has my commands and keeps them IS THE ONE WHO LOVES ME. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and SHOW MYSELF TO THEM…Anyone who loves me WILL obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and WE WILL COME TO THEM AND MAKE OUR HOME WITH THEM.” (John 14:21-23)

BY OUR OBEDIENCE WE INVITE JESUS TO SHOW HIMSELF TO US!

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that:

JESUS AND THE FATHER WILL COME TO US AND MAKE THEIR HOME IN US!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says: Anyone who loves me WILL obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and WE WILL COME TO THEM AND MAKE OUR HOME WITH THEM.!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!

LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!

“God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind (Numb. 23:19)

The fact of the matter is: “…it is impossible for God to lie…” (Heb. 6:18)

So it is no wonder we see this written in the word of God:

“The LORD 1detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.” (Prov. 12:22) 1tôêbah: a disgusting thing, disgrace.

Just one more point of fact: Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and THE TRUTH and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:6)

Jesus reveals this very important fact to his followers: IF you OBEY my teaching,” he said, “you are really my disciples. THEN YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH. And the truth will SET YOU FREE.(John 8:31-32)

So, what will we be set free from? The “spirit of lying”! You see, when Satan became the god of this world, The god of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe…” (2 Corin. 4:4) one of his features he passed on to us was the “spirit of lying”

“…the devil…not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and THE FATHER OF LIES.” (John 8:44)

What does Jesus mean when He says that the devil is the father of lies, well remember the devil’s very first encounter with human beings:

“Now the serpent was crafty…He said to the woman, “DID GOD REALLY SAY, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’? Eve said: God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden…or YOU WILL DIE.'” “YOU WILL NOT CERTAINLY DIE,” the serpent said to the woman. (Gen. 3:1-4)

What did God actually say?

“…you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it YOU WILL CERTAINLY DIE.” (Gen. 2:17)

Adam and Eve chose to disobey God and inherited thesin nature” which separated them from God (spiritual death) and they passed that “sin nature” on to all mankind: “…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” (Rom. 3:23)

That is why God detests lying, so we must say:

I have chosen the way of truth and faithfulness…” (Psa. 119:30 AMP)

Let’s commit ourselves to be men and women of truth…Bill Stockham

 

04-08-17 Devotion (For my loved ones)

04-08-17 Devotion (For my loved ones)

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day I am going to show you a mystery – something which you have never known before. But what is this mystery? It is this, that we shall not all sleep; we shall not all die; but WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED:]

“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but WE WILL ALL BE CHANGEDin a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” (1 Corin. 15:51-52)

[In an indivisible point of time. In the twinkling of an eye; quicker than we can wink; which expressions show that this mighty work is to be done by the almighty power of God, as he does all his works, HE CALLS, AND IT IS DONE:]

IN A FLASH, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and WE WILL BE CHANGED.” (I Corin. 15:52)

[We are taught that God has a divine trumpet: this trumpet shall be blown, so that the sound of it shall extend from one end of the earth to the other. At the first blast the earth shall be shaken; at the second, the dust shall be separated; at the third, the bones shall be gathered together; at the fourth, the dead bodies shall become warm; at the fifth, the heads shall be covered with skin; at the sixth, the souls shall be rejoined to their bodies; at the seventh, all shall revive and stand clothed, then WE SHALL ALL RISE!]

“When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “DEATH HAS BEEN SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? But thanks, be to God! HE GIVES US THE VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (I Corin. 15:54-55, 57)

[All this he has done because of His merciful, beautiful grace!  And our eternal thanks are due to God for this unspeakable gift. HE HAS GIVEN US THE VICTORY OVER SIN, SATAN, DEATH, THE GRAVE, AND HELL.]

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. LET NOTHING MOVE YOU. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (I Corin. 15:58)

[Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh, listen to what our awesome Lord and savior promised:]

“…I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL COME BACK AND TAKE YOU TO BE WITH ME that you also may be WHERE I AM.” (John 14:2-3)

NOTHING CAN PREVENT THE LORD FROM RETURNING TO TAKE US WITH HIM!

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that:

JESUS WILL COME AND TAKE US TO BE WITH HIM!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says: I WILL COME BACK AND TAKE YOU TO BE WITH ME that you also may be WHERE I AM!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

03-28-17 Devotion (For my loved ones)

03-28-17 Devotion (For my loved ones)

[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every dayThe Word of God has been preserved for us, why? Because our Abba Father wants us to recognize its excellent value in our lives; the importance of us hiding it in our hearts; then speaking the word as if it is our own!]

“For the word of God is ALIVE AND ACTIVE. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Heb. 4:12)

[Many groups of people have translated the word and there are many versions available; so which one do we use? I am mostly a KJV person; all my memory work has been KJV. I now realize that many people like the ease of reading the NIV, it’s important to remember this; it is the Holy Spirit that makes the word alive to us, so get in in your heart any way you can!]

“EVERY WORD OF GOD IS FLAWLESS; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.(Prov. 30:5)

[Our Abba Father taught His people to write out the Word of God so it could be seen by all! David said this about the word:]

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

[As we hide the word we can declare:]

“…the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart SO YOU MAY OBEY it.” (Deut. 30:14)

[The Word declares and teaches us about our Lord and Saviour Jesus:]

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD. He was with God in the beginning. THE WORD BECAME FLESH and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1-2, 14)

[Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh, when we learn the word we learn this:]

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice, he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head, are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and HIS NAME IS THE WORD OF GOD.” (Rev. 19:11-13)

REMEMBER; EVERY WORD OF GOD IS FLAWLESS!!!

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that:

THE WORD OF GOD IS ALIVE AND ACTIVE!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says: Jesus is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and HIS NAME IS THE WORD OF GOD.!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh