UPDATE THE CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY
The Voice of Love My sheep recognize my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 (TLB) Once on a cold winter’s night, I was awakened from a sound sleep by the voice of my husband calling out sharply, “Laura!” It was a warning tone of voice that he would use if I suddenly stepped in front of a moving car. He was not in the room or even in the house, but many miles away on tour. I was instantly awake and sat up to see what was wrong. Moving around cautiously to check things out, I saw footprints in the snow where someone had been standing outside my bedroom window. A voice of love had called out to warn me of danger. I believe that it was angelic protection, but the angel had chosen to use the one voice I would respond to instantly—the voice of love. A stranger’s voice would have been confusing and the meaning misunderstood—but not that voice. In the tenth chapter of John, we who belong to the Lord are spoken of as his sheep. The fourteenth verse says, “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine,” and the sixteenth verse says, “And they shall hear my voice.” He wants us to know him so well that we will instantly know his voice. He desires that his voice be so familiar to us, we can easily discern its meaning. It may be easier than we realize, for it is always easy to understand the voice of love. Some Things Are Priceless–Laura Lee Oldham
Love Love suffers long, and is kind: Love envies not; Love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up; Does not behave itself unseemly, Seeks not her own, Is not easily provoked, Thinks no evil, Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; Bears all things, Believes all things, Hopes all things, Endures all things, Love never fails! We dare not violate the law of love any more than we can defy the law of gravitation. The test of our love to God is the love we have one for another. Wings of Silver
Having a Servant Heart Jesus Christ was the Supreme example of Christian hospitality. This is nowhere more beautifully illustrated than in the account of the last supper He had with His disciples. John 13 records it like this (NIV): “It was just before the Psssover Feast. Jesus knew that His time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent of His love.” It was in the setting of a meal together with those He loved that He demonstrated what that His love was really all about–serving. How very appropriate that at this crucial time in His life, He wanted more than anything to be with those He loved. He not only wanted to be with them, but also to show them the extent of His servanthood. To me the conclusion is very clear. W e have looked at the excuses we use to avoid practicing hospitality, the problems, the pitfalls, the methods, and the special groups of people who are to be the recipients of our service. But we must go back to the matter of the attitudes and principles that should be; present in our practice of hospitality. W ithout them our serving becomes nothing more than a duty, sometimes a drudgery, a meaningless activity we go through. Right attitudes can transform our efforts from drudgery and nervous activity to peace, tranquillity, deep satisfaction, and the knowledge that hospitality is indeed a service which we render to God. W hat, then, are these attitudes? Have the heart of a servant. Being a willing servant is the beginning of Christian hospitality. As Christ came to serve, so must we live our lives in total service to God and to others. In the area of hospitality, the servant’s heart will be manifested as we open our homes without expecting anything in return. Christian hospitality does not keep accounts of who had who over last. Be very careful about being too busy to serve. W e must not allow ourselves the luxury of using this threadbare excuse. Each of us has twenty-four hours in a day; each of us has time to do something. Our willingness is bound up in our desire to do something for people. It diminishes the fetish of a clean house. No one can keep the goal of an immaculate house perfectly all the time. Don’t let the clean house syndrome get in the way. People are always more important. Get rid of the lame excuses that come so easily. W hether it be our time, budget, living situation, or our lack of know-how, it’s best not to make a habit of using excuses. Do away with them once for all. Always have enough to share. Hospitality must be looked at as sharing of what we have, not what we don’t have, or we would like to have. Remember that hospitality can be as simple as a cup of coffee and a store bought cookie. Really. Don’t be intimidated and discouraged by interruptions. A true servant will always be able to suffer interruptions because that means time with people, not things. Give a warm welcome. It is the beginning of gracious hospitality. Part of the definition of hospitality is “gladly received, as one whose coming gives pleasure.” The initial greeting is so important–a warm smile, a hearty handshake, announcing our guests’ presence to others in the family. Learn to put guests at ease immediately. The first few moments are crucial. If this can best be done by having little puzzles, knickknacks, curios, special books, then use them. Make guests know that we are honored by their presence. W e can do this as we are free and relaxed with them. Be interested in the guests and their interests. Make them realize that their presence in our home is our honor. Plan ahead–plan ahead. If everything is left until after our guests arrive, they will think their coming wasn’t important enough to require some planning by the host. A little forethought can make a big difference to the atmosphere we create for our guests. Remember that our hospitality will help us achieve the goals of becoming more effective in our evangelism and in building up one another in the Body of Christ. In summary, we must remember that we should always put people above things, their needs above our convenience. Since hospitality–true hallowed hospitality–begins with an attitude, then springs into action, we can best develop this spiritual gift by using Scripture as our example. As we bring our gifts and hospitality into loving commitment to God, who himself reached out to us in love and welcome, our gifts and efforts will be for His glory. “Hospitality W ith Confidence”–Grace Pittman
Change The World Every day you change the world. Today will be no exception. At the end of this day, things will be different because of what you have done. You will have an impact. What kind of impact will it be? How will you make use of this power you have to change the world?
There is no way to avoid it. The thoughts you think, the words you speak, the actions you take will make a difference. Your choice is whether or not that difference will be a positive one.
The choices you make and the actions you take will bring about results. You have the very real opportunity today to make your world a better place. Who are you to change the world? Indeed, who are you not to? If not you, then who?
This day is not a rehearsal. It is real. What you choose to do with it will have lasting consequences for you and for those around you. It is an awesome responsibility and a tremendous opportunity. Give it the best that you have.
The Last Days Are Upon Us God’s Pioneer----A. J. Tomlinson Scripture Prophecies Must Be fulfilled We may not know them all but we are learning as the days go fleeting by The last days are upon us, there is no room for argument over this question—the Scripture settles it. The anti-Christ spirit is galloping over the world at a rapid rate binding with fetters every person that will give him the least opportunity by deviating from the truth as contained in the Scripture. This statement is confirmed by the Scripture itself. Paul in writing of the dangers of the last days and with a desire to throw out a red light of warning to people which are inclined to be careless about their best interests tells of the anti-Christ spirit and upon whom he will work and shows he fastens his fangs into people who do not love the truth. This cunning one is after the working of Satan and comes “with all deceiveableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12). In the light of this Scripture then we can readily conclude that the anti-Christ spirit is rushing through the land marking the multitudes who do not love the truth contained in the Bible and thus do not conform to its teachings. And where are the people that really prove their love of the truth by their sincere obedience to it? Further down in this same chapter, Paul shows what he means by truth so we are not left in the dark as to what the truth is that people should love; for it is certain that if they do not love it the “strong delusion” is liable to overtake them any day. There is but little room for the sky of this Scripture to be so overcast with clouds that people cannot see if they will only read for themselves and give the matter just consideration. In telling how this anti-Christ spirit may be evaded and how to escape the coils of “strong delusion” he writes. “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have taught, whether by word, or our epistle” (v. 15). Then we understand that the way to escape the coils of the “strong delusion” and the cruel fangs of the anti-Christ spirit is to love Paul’s teaching enough to obey and practice it. And this, of course, will pull us together up to the early Church standard in every particular thing as taught and practiced by Jesus and His holy apostles. Looking at it from this viewpoint, what do you see? Where are the people that are striving for the standard marked out by Paul? Are we all in danger, or are we, as a body, so nearly standing fast and holding to Paul’s teachings that we are safe? I read further what Paul says. “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves” (2 Corinthians 13:5). And I verily believe it would be wisdom for all of us to take sufficient time to do this so we can be doubly sure that we are continuing “steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship” (Acts 2:42). At any rate, this is the standard for which we are striving, and we love the truth of this standard well enough to forsake everything else, refuse to compromise, and break for the mountain peaks and make our way thitherward at any cost and sacrifice. But what of others who are making no pretense or claim of even trying to reach such a high altitude? Well, I am not the judge, but two special Scriptures come rushing to my mind. I will give them in the order they came and if they do not apply here, pass them over, but if they do then stand with me quivering under the awe that suddenly appears as I reflect over last days conditions. Here they are for what they are worth: “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? (1 Peter 4:17, 18). “For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me;
him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people” (Acts 3:22, 23). In the light of prophecy and these Scriptures, it is certainly time for people who are serving God in a half-hearted manner to get down to business and quit making a mock of it. God wants wholehearted service and this is what I am trying to press our people into whether others do it or not. Our duty is our duty; our service is our service; our work is our work, and not the work or service or duty of somebody else. We must be faithful to Him that called us and we must not slow down because others are in the rear. We are bravely marching up the mountain slopes, earnestly contending for the faith once delivered unto the saints. And we refuse to lower the standard or let it trail in the dust. Somebody must keep this faith and I do not know of any others any more capable or heroic in the last-days battles than we. And If God is depending upon us as His messengers to fulfill prophecy then we must not fail Him, for Scripture prophecies must be fulfilled. We may not know them all but we are learning as the days go fleeting by. “This scripture must needs have been fulfilled,” said Peter in the upper room after they had returned from Bethany where they had witnessed the Lord depart upward from them. The Scripture he referred to was the one concerning Judas, who had betrayed our Lord into the hands of the howling mob. Of Judas, Peter said: “For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry” (1:17). Then he proceeded to quote the Scripture closing the quotation as follows: “Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishopric let another take.” Peter and those with him were acting their part in the drama by calling attention to the prophecy and selecting one to take the place of the traitor. Some have offered to criticize this action of the apostles in selecting Matthias. They say Paul was the proper one. But no, they were only doing their part in answer to prophecy. Paul followed on as “one born out of due time” and became an apostle to the Gentiles, but the selection of Matthias was the proper order. It was necessary to select one who had accompanied with them from the baptism of John unto the day Jesus was taken up (vv. 21, 22), and Paul had not done that. But the criticism of these people only shows the frailty of man and their disposition to speak things they do not understand. It was as necessary for that Scripture to be fulfilled and one chosen to succeed Judas as the one which told of the coming of John the Baptist (Isaiah 40:3: John 1:23) and of the Bethlehem birth of Jesus (Micah 5:2). Truly Scripture prophecies must be fulfilled and we must fill our place in them just as faithfully as others have done. And surely we have a place in them to fill in the closing up of this age. Many of us are so sure that the Church is to be re-established in the last days with only the law and government given by Jesus at the first that we have no hesitancy in declaring it. We find prophecies and teachings to this effect both in the Old and New Testament Scriptures. Our ministers and many of our members are enthusiastic in this opinion, and well they may be because the Scripture prophecies must be fulfilled and they can read and the Lord gives understanding. Taking what might appear to be the last Scripture first we are left with an indisputable right to this claim. Paul is the great Church teacher of the New Testament and reaches the climax as he pictures the Church in a state of perfection to be presented to Christ by the Lord Himself. In this connection he shows that the Church reaches the high state of being subject to Christ in everything and tells also of the purchase of it by giving Himself for it and then adds: “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:17). And it may be well said that Paul’s falling away (2 Thessalonians 2:3) has already come and is in the past and we are on this side of that condition now. The early Church lost her identity after being subject of Christ in everything in the year 325 when the first creed was accepted and they began to make laws to govern it instead of following the laws already made by Christ Himself and practiced by the holy apostles. And since that time the Lord’s people have been scattered and divided and separated by walls and partitions instead of being subject to Christ in everything. The conditions as witnessed in a general sense in these last days are deplorable, but God is moving and has His people at work doing faithful service in the last days revolutionary movement which is destined to so grow in influence and power as to force a decision either in favor of the full and unequivocal obedience to Christ in everything or against this high standard, one or the others. The time is rapidly coming when mere approaches and movements will not satisfy the honest and sincere sheep of God’s pasture field. They are going to demand the fulfillment of prophecy to the extent that Isaiah will have to be heard as he proclaims as a mouthpiece for God:
“Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and waters shall overflow the hiding place” (Isaiah 28:17). This would infer that people must either begin to obey Christ or make no pretense of being a Christian. This stage has not been reached yet, but it is coming sooner or later. God has spoken and He will not go back. The die is cast and what is molded in it will have to fit it. God’s Word is unchangeable, so we had just as well begin to measure ourselves by it and adjust ourselves to the inevitable. It is either do this or get out of the way so the way may be clear for others who will measure to the Word and obey it. I wonder if it could be possible that some who have gone out from us are only getting out of the way so we can make more rapid strides toward the mark pictured by both the prophets and apostles. At any rate we feel much lighter and more fleet of foot as if some weights have been thrown off. And I wonder if John has not painted a last days picture when he said: “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that anti-Christ shall come, even now are there many anti-Christ; whereby we know that it is the last time” (1John 2:18). And then, as if some special event were reserved for or would take place in the last days, John adds: “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
Now this was written for some purpose pertaining to the last days, and if nothing else it must be for the consolation of some of the Lord’s people whose family relations or close friends refuse to meet the conditions laid down in Christ’s law and turn away from the truth. Some experiences of this kind may take place as we near the time of the end of the age. And this also shows how some may be among us taking part in our services and yet are not really of us. This view is voiced about by Peter and Jude (2 Peter 2:13-15; Jude 12). Such things are very grievous and to be deplored, but they are possible according to these Scriptures. How people can practice deceit like that is something I can’t understand, and why people would want to trifle with their souls and be dishonest when they surely know they can’t deceive the all-seeing eye of God is more than I can explain. It is evident that we fall under the same critical gaze that met Paul at Rome when he was told by the Jews who came to him at his call that he might explain to them the reason he was there in bonds. During the counsel they said to Paul, “We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee. But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against” (Acts 28:21, 22). I feel greatly honored to be counted worthy to belong to the very same “sect” that is everywhere spoken against. It adds inspiration to me and adds a glory in my soul because I know we are faithfully following the Scripture teachings relative to the Gospel and the church of which Paul was a member and which is destined to come to the front in the last days. Our people have a perfect right, like Paul, to thank God and take courage (Acts 28:15). Although there will be times that would naturally look gloomy along this ascent to the top of the mountains, yet faith in the prophecies dispels the gloom and we, like the eagles, keep our eyes on the sun and rise above the storm clouds.
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves” 2 Corinthians 13:5.
our love for God and for others that we often forget to recognize His love for us. Do we even truly accept God’s full gift of love, mercy and grace? Or do we work hard to please Him so that He will accept us? It just doesn’t work that way!
Chickasaw: This has been a wonderful and busy month. We enjoyed this Christmas with fellowship and worship. God bless everyone in the coming year! Citronelle: Citronelle church is praising God for one being baptized. Gadsden-Living Waters: We are praising God for safely returning Brother Cory Pate home. Cory has been serving in the U. S. Navy for the past 31/2 years. We are looking forward to what God has in store for us in 2017. Hackleburg: During our revival, we received a new member, Tabitha Jones, into the church this month. Haleyville-Pathway: Our church family had a blessed Christmas Season with family and friends. The youth did a great job with the play and raising money for winter camp. We had about 14 kids go this year. Our prayer is that God will keep them with His grace and they will hold on to what they received at camp. Jasper-Airport Road: Anyone with a history with Jasper church is invited to participate at Homecoming in March. Services will began at 10 am with lunch served at noon. We are expecting a great time! More information...see announcements. Thank God for a soul saved this month! Mentone: Van Battles accepted Christ into his heart. He is so excited at what God is doing. Pelham: Thank God for our newest member, Jeffery C. DuBose, Sr. Short Creek: There were two saved in our Sunday morning service.
Praise the Lord! We celebrated the birthday of Jesus on December 18th with a wonderful drama by our youth entitled “Mary Did You Know”. Afterward, we received a special Christmas offering for Brother and Sister Green. They presented each person present with a $2 bill and recognized each leader with a gift. Santa and Mrs. Claus made a surprise visit and had pictures made with the youth and children, presenting them all with a stuffed animal. Afterward, we all enjoyed a wonderful meal together in the fellowship hall. Trinity: We are praying, fasting, and seeing God begin to do great things in our services. We have been having breakthroughs in the Spirit and deliverance. Those coming for prayer, have been delivered and renewed. Tips For Abundant Life Carolyn Guyton Live like You’re Loved. This song by Hawk Nelson has been an inspiration to me over the past few weeks. We get so busy trying to show
God loved us first. I John 4:10 says, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” In fact, God is Love! All that we believe in and live for begins with this love. God’s love is eternal. It can’t be bought, it can’t be earned and it can’t be lost. His unconditional love will always be there for us. “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39. We can rest every moment in God’s love for us. God’s love is free to us. His love is a gift and is always available and waiting for us. However, the choice to receive the gift, or not to receive the gift, is completely ours. By not accepting and embracing His love, we deny ourselves the joyful and abundant life we are offered. Conversely, when we wholeheartedly walk into His arms of love, we are blessed with the amazing life He intended. As the Hawk Nelson song says, “It's ok to act like you've been set free. His love has made you more than enough. So go ahead and be who he made you to be.” Live like you’re loved and you can live a life filled with God’s abundance. Carolyn Guyton, Speaker and Life Purpose Coach Subscribe to Live! mailing list at liveyourfullestlife.com and receive a free gift facebook.com/liveyourfullestlife; firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNOUNCEMENTS Prayer Line with Dr. Wessly Saturdays 9:00 - 10:00 AM Dial 712-432-1690 Access Code: 650786# Alton COGOP is interviewing for a Youth Pastor. “We are looking for someone called by God to the Youth Ministry”. Contact: Pastor, Daniel Stronge, Alton Church, 2305 Old Alton Road, Birmingham, AL 35210, 2 0 5 - 2 3 3 - 0 0 1 3 , email@example.com Pinson Valley: Seeking a Youth Minister, call 470-9591.
Commentary on Book of Revelation John K. George—Author Amazon.com—$9.95 Also.... U-Tube Heart Attack–Dr. Kurian Maliel Jasper-Airport Road: Homecoming on March 19th, with Brother Jones as guest speaker. More information, call Pastor Lowery 205-270 9946. STATE WEB SITES Alabama Update Blog: W W W . a l a b a m a u p d ate.blogspot.com Alabama Web Site: alcogop.org Youth-Tim Beck Web: www.experiencehydrate.com www.hydrateministries.com AVAILABLE FOR REVIVALS Earlean Emerson, P O Box 1863, Hamilton, AL 35570. Telephone (205) 921-5637. Brenda Kay Pate, P O Box 156 Woodstock, AL 35188; 205-3881087 or 388-3129. Fill in for pastors also.
Steve Puckett, 471 Co Rd 275, Arley, Al, 35541, Home: 205-2955117; cell 864-385-0626. SPEAKING AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Anita Falkner Parker, 3615 Moody Pkwy, Moody, AL 35004. Telephone (205) 640-6207. Brenda Kay Pate, P O Box 156; Woodstock, AL, 35188; 205-3881087 or 388-3129. MUSICAL MINISTRY Breaking Chains, Elliot: 2 5 1 - 4 5 4 - 8 9 4 6 , firstname.lastname@example.org DEATHS Collinsville-Harvest Center: Levon Nelson went to his external home January 17, 2017. Pelham: We will miss Pop Oglesby that was called to glory January 28th.
Typical Valentine’s Day Greetings In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings. Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland
began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.
FEBRUARY PASTORS/W IVES BIRTHDAYS David Browder James Clanton Patricia Green Jeff Logan Joshua Lynn Moody Pritchett Ralph Schnelle Anita Smalley Kathy Taylor ANNIVERSARIES W ayne and D arlene Craig Brent and Anita Smalley
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Calendar of Events TUITIO
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Camping Ministry Training
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ic & Haley Jackson (256) 460-2121
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14 & above Leaders
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