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ALABAMA

UPDATE THE CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

JUNE 2017

Father The righteous man walks in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. Father’s Day June 18


What Is A Dad? Very rarely do we get an opportunity to thank our near and dear ones. Just like Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Friendship Day, Children's Day, and Teacher's Day, there is yet another great occasion that honors fathers. Father's Day, as it is known, is celebrated to pay a tribute to all the fathers of the world. In short, it is dedicated to fatherhood, the second most wonderful relationship after motherhood. While fathers do anything and everything for the betterment of their children, this day allows kids to pay their sincere admiration and respect towards their dad. It lets them express their hidden love and affection they have always felt for their father, which they usually do not reveal, unlike fathers who shower it by fulfilling their needs and demands. So, on the occasion of Father's Day, while you are buying flowers, greeting cards, and gifts for your father, do not forget to pen down a short and sweet poem explaining the meaning of a dad. And if you aren't that good at creating your own wordings, the following poems can be of help to you. What Makes A Dad

A Father Means...

God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, he wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete, And so, He called it ... Dad - Author Unknown

A Father means so many things... A understanding heart, A source of strength and of support Right from the very start. A constant readiness to help In a kind and thoughtful way. With encouragement and forgiveness No matter what comes your way. A special generosity and always affection, too A Father means so many things When he's a man like you... - Author Unknown

Tips For Abundant Life ----Carolyn Guyton Live intentionally. I’m a planner and I like to have my to do list for the day and then get it done. This is a great way to ensure that I get my tasks accomplished. But what about the tasks God wants me to do? Yes, living intentionally is important. However, we must be sure to check in with God and know His intentions first. Intentionally seek God for what He wants you to do each day. This is why it is critical for the child of God to begin their day with private time with the Lord. Henry W ard Beecher said, “The first hour is the rudder of the day – the Golden Hour.” Just as a rudder steers a boat, the first hour sets the tone for the day. Intentionally remain in God’s presence. W e don’t know all that we may face today, but God does. W alk through each day consciously aware of His presence. “It is through awareness of My Presence that Peace displaces negative feelings.” Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. Find the hidden treasures God places in your daily path – sunshine, friendship, flowers, love, birds chirping, your heart singing, raindrops, teardrops . . . He holds it all. Intentionally look around. At times I am so focused on what I need to get done, that I don’t truly see the people around me. I have to purposely make myself aware of the people I encounter. Simply giving a smile, a nod or a word can change someone’s life. God didn’t allow us to enjoy His Presence just for our own well being. It is our calling and responsibility to minister to others. Live each day intentionally with God and you will find the abundant life you desire.


God’s Pioneer–A. J. Tomlinson (1865-1943) The Gentiles A Chosen People, Too And God Is Doing W onders W ith and Amongst His Chosen People W HAT A PRICE THE JEW S PAID FOR THE GENTILES Oh the glorious wonders described in God’s Book! Many of the mysteries contained therein are still hidden, but glimpses of some of them cause thrills to chase through one’s entire being sometimes at almost lightning rapidity. W hat happened to me a moment ago to start this subject would beggar description. It is enough to say that while I was busying myself with some other office work, all of a sudden I found myself pulled away from that delving into this subject as if some supernatural force was directing me. As I look deeper into it before I have time to any more than start the message, tears begin to fill my eyes. I can scarcely describe my feelings, neither can I find words to express the world of glories and wonders that flashed across my vision as this subject came before me in panoramic style. I am ready to honor the Holy Ghost at all times in revealing God’s Book with its mysteries and glories. Indeed there is no other way for it to be known but by the Holy Ghost. Blessed Book! Precious only to be made known by the same Holy Ghost that inspired the writers to write it at the first. It is generally known that Israel, which finally winds up in the Jews–the other tribes without present day identification–were God’s chosen people. The call of Abraham, the dealings with Isaac and Jacob, with all of the history in connection therewith, give proof that this view is correct. That God had a specially chosen people through whom He operated in ancient days is without question. And that He still operates through His chosen people need not be discussed, because this is plain enough to ward off any likelihood of controversy. Before going further with this subject I wish to give a few verses of Scripture to verify some of the statements made. I wish to call special attention to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I wish to show by the Scriptures that these men were specially chosen to fulfill the will of God. A high and sacred calling indeed, but surely not any more so than that of others who have been called and chosen in other generations and decades. The record gives a brief description of the call of Abraham whose name at the first was Abram. Read about it: “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make they name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:13). I now wish to call attention to Isaac, Abraham’s son, and show how he was a link in the chain and specially chosen as well as his father Abraham. “And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws” (26:1-5). I shall now proceed to give a few verses that tell about Jacob as he came on the scene in the drama. God’s call and promises to him were similar to those given to Abraham and Isaac. The description I shall give is only brief, but sufficient for our present use in connection with this subject and his part at that time. Read, “And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of “ (28:10-15). It was years after this incident and experience that Jacob’s name was changed to Israel which in reality instituted the house of Israel. Years later Joseph was taken by his brothers and sold to a caravan of Ishmeelites who carried him into Egypt and sold him as a slave. The whole story of Joseph is of thrilling interest. It was through Joseph and the famine over the entire country that brought the house of Israel into Egypt and finally put them into bondage and slavery by a Pharaoh that knew not Joseph. This was in fulfillment of Genesis


15:13. A reading of a few verses of Scripture tells the story briefly: “And Jacob was left alone, and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed” (32:24-28). “And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood? Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content. Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.” It was years after this that Jacob with all his family went down into Egypt where Joseph cared for them during the famine. And now the family name is established as Israel, God’s chosen people. Now our subject makes the statement that the Gentiles are a chosen people, too. The truthfulness of this statement is verified by several Scriptures, both in the Old and New Testaments. And it is surely just as true that the Gentiles have their place as God’s chosen people as well as Israel. I will give only a few verses. Read, “Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people” (Isaiah 49:22). “And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things” (Acts 15:13-17). “That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel” (Ephesians 3:6). “Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed” (Acts 13:46-48). All of these verses indicate God’s call going forth to the Gentiles just as truly as His call was made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all Israel. Yes, ‘tis true, Israel was God’s chosen people and He was tender and kind to them and carried them through the wilderness in His arms and fed them with angel’s food, gave them flesh to eat and gave them water at times when they were famishing for drink. They were as precious in His sight as the apple of His eye. Oh how tenderly and lovingly God dealt with His chosen people! The above description is verified by the following verses, Read: “And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the Lord thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place” (Deuteronomy 1:31). “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself” (Exodus 19:4). “For the Lord’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of His inheritance. He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye” (Deuteronomy 32:9, 10). And now since the Gentiles have become His chosen people He is showing mercy and loving kindness to them. And God is doing wonders with and amongst His chosen people in these days. And it is true that the Gentiles are coming to the brightness of the rising of the Church of God as saith the Scriptures. Some of the Jews may come, but the flood tide that will come to it will be composed of Gentiles. This statement is verified by many Scriptures among which is Romans the ninth chapter. A careful reading of this entire chapter may help us to see still further into the fact that Gentiles are chosen by the Lord as His people for the last days. And Paul certainly saw just what I am trying to show when he exclaimed, “I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh” (Romans 9:1-3). This is to say that Paul saw how God was turning His favor away from the Jews and lavishing it upon the Gentiles. And this calls for another Scripture to show Paul’s reason for loving his own people, the Jews, well enough to be willing to take the curse upon himself that had been placed upon the Jews. And now my eyes moisten with tears as I think of what a price the Jews paid for th Gentiles. It seems almost too much as I make this wonderful discovery. Now for the verses:


“In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them” (Isaiah 63:9, 10). Again I say, what a price the Jews paid for the Gentiles! Amazing wonder! W ords fail me here. I am afraid I will be unable to convey to other minds the full truth in connection with this message. In a former message I attempted to convey to others the great price paid for the Church and the high value our Lord had placed upon those composing it. Now I am trying to show what a high price the Jews paid for the Gentiles. To describe this a little more fully I wish to call attention to some more of Paul’s discoveries which caused him to exclaim. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” (Romans 11:33). Please follow me now into some of these further discoveries and see how indebted we are to the Jews because of the high price they paid to make way for the Gentiles. The high price in this case comes from the fact that when Jesus came to His own (the Jews) they received Him not. The curse was upon them and therefore they could not accept Him. However, a small remnant did accept Him as also saith the Scripture: “Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved” (9:27). Now a remnant means a very small part of the whole of anything. Or that which is left after the greater part has been removed. And the greater part of the Jews were so far removed from God that when they demanded that Christ be crucified they cried out vehemently with one voice, “Away with him and let His blood be upon us and upon our children.” Oh what a curse they were calling upon themselves and their children by that very exclamation! And again let me say, what a price the Jews paid for the Gentiles! Read again: “When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, (composed of the Jews) and said, His blood be on us, and on our children” (Matthew 27:24, 25). It can be no wonder that so many millions of Jews have perished, not only in the terrible siege of Jerusalem about forty years later, but all along from that time until even in our day. They were scattered into all the nations of the earth and have suffered untold agonies as their punishments were heaped upon them. They have been a people without a country from that time until now. And really long before the time of the crucifixion of Christ. But all of this suffering is the price that they paid for the Gentiles. It is to be remembered that the Jews were broken off because of unbelief so that the Gentiles might be grafted in. Now read from Paul at this point. “I say then, Have they (the Jews) stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: But rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles” (Romans 11:11). “Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith” (vv. 19, 20). “Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them (the Jews) which fell, severity; but toward thee, (the Gentiles) goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off” (v.22). “As concerning the gospel, they (the Jews) are enemies for your (the Gentiles) sakes” (v.28). Surely it is plainly seen that the Gentiles are a chosen people, too. And God is doing wonders with and amongst His chosen people. And oh what a price the Jews paid for the Gentiles! Surely we are of great value to the Lord to be purchased at such a cost to the Jews. And think for a moment how God has worked things after the counsel of His own will for centuries and ages for our benefit that we might receive His favor and assistance in making special preparations for the return of our Lord. Oh how we should love Him and serve Him faithfully! How we should live up to the high calling whereunto He has called us! Read: “Now all these things happened unto them (Israel, the Jews) for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (1 Corinthians 1):11). “Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion (the Church): for the time to favor her, yea, the set time, is come” (Psalm 102:13). “For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth” (Romans 9:28). “The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:7). And since we are His representatives or ambassadors He is depending upon us to do the work. And since we as the Gentiles are chosen for this special work in the last days we must hasten on and finish the work with which we are entrusted. And the great work is to put the Gospel of the kingdom (power) in all the world and finish it up in due time. And we should keep in mind the high price paid for us, both the blood of Jesus and the terrible suffering that came upon the Jews that we could be grafted in and God’s favor heaped upon us.


friends for a job well done. We were privileged to attend a neighboring church for their homecoming. We ended the month with a ‘5th Sunday singing and dinner’ featuring good singing, good food and good fellowship. Praise the Lord.

Alexander City: Siva Browder worked very hard making wonderful posters which contributed to our Easter skit with the children, that was directed by Sister Browder. Jason and Amy Knowles, David and Patricia Browder transfer in as members this month. We extend a happy welcome to these. Decatur: We were blessed to welcome a new member, Angelia Lindly, to Decatur church. She has been a faithful worker in the Children’s Ministry and April 2, 2017 became officially a member. She has been considered a member of our church family for approximately 2 years. God is blessing the Children’s Ministry. East Lake Highlands: Our church is thanking God for the revival with Brother Marchel McCray this month. Fort Payne: We had a wonderful revival with Eddie King, with people in the altar each night. He did some wonderful preaching and singing. Gadsden-Living Waters: This month we celebrated with Sister April Washburn as she graduated from Jacksonville State University with her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Congratulations Sister April we are proud of you. Green Pond: “He lives. He lives. Christ Jesus lives today.” Our Easter program was outstanding. No one could have left the way they came because God’s Spirit was in control. The children enjoyed an egg hunt with two thousand eggs hidden with candy and surprises. Hot dogs, cotton candy and other refreshments were served to all in attendance. The fifth Sunday singing was Spirit filled. Each singer was anointed in a special way. We are blessed with great musicians and local talent. The seniors enjoyed a trip to the Fantail Restaurant in Millbrook. The fellowship and food was great.

Grove Hill: We thankful for an individual surrendering their heart to the Lord this month. Also, our pastor’s granddaughter received healing. We are praising God for these mighty works He has performed. Hackleburg: We had the privilege of having Eric Washburn for a revival. There was one salvation experience and Colton Hallmark became a covenant member. Leesburg: Easter Sunday morning, the youth drama team did an awesome job presenting the re-enactment of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Pastor Tim followed with an outstanding sermon. Our attendance was approximately 150. The Wednesday evening before Easter, Children’s Ministries held an Easter egg hunt with prizes awarded to all children. Our Family Life Center is nearing completion, but the youth and children have already begun using it. A dedication service will be in the near future. Short Creek: We celebrated the resurrection of our Lord on Easter Sunday with a drama presented by our Youth Department. What a blessing they are! The clean-up around the church has continued with the scraping of the blocks around the church and giving them a fresh new paint-job. Thanks to our senior members and

Tarrant: April was an exciting month. The children’s church celebrated Easter with something special each Sunday. Easter Sunday we participated in the Community Easter sunrise service and then enjoyed a musical, “From Bethlehem to Calvary” from our praise team. At the end of the service Mr. Bunny came by to bring the children an Easter basket. The highlight of the month was the Birmingham District Revival with some being healed, delivered, and praise the Lord with one receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Praise the Lord for all His goodness and mercy. Winfield: We are in our new building on Hwy 129. Praise God! People praying in altars and souls saved! Thank you Lord.

Happy Father’s Day To All Our Dads!!


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 , blendedminstries@yahoo.com Pinson Valley: Seeking a Youth Minister, call 470-9591.

Doug Tyler: 8165 Hopewell Road, Bessemer, AL 35022, 205-919-6025: dougtyler910@gmail.com. Ken Donaldson: 13589 Telmar Lane, Northport, AL 35415; 205-310-1686; jdonaldson1686@charter.net. 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; 205-388-1087 or 388-3129. MUSICAL MINISTRY Breaking Chains, Elliot:

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Alexander City: We are sad to announce the passing of Ora L. Hall on April 11th.

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Carbon Hill: Easter Blackwell went to her final resting place on May 25th. Tarrant: Frances Mabrey went to her final home April 5th. Tarrant: On April 22, former pastor and member Avvis Motes left this earthly body for a immortal body.

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; 205-388-1087 or 388-3129. Fill in for pastors also. Steve Puckett, 471 Co Rd 275, Arley, Al, 35541, Home: 205-295-5117; cell 864-385-0626.

June the Month of Camps

JUNE PASTORS/WIVES BIRTHDAYS Gary Archie Steve Chance Leslie Curtis Sarah DeGeer Dale Dilbeck Ann Douglas Ben Howard Cephus Prophitt Teresa Rose ANNIVERSARIES John Billy and Janice Butler Steve and Brenda Chance Jackie and Wanda Cleveland E. L. and Bettie Croyle Dale and Sheila Dilbeck Dewayne and Joan Smith James and Judy Wallace Danny and Linda Whitaker

FUTURE EVENTS June Youth Camps 4-10 Collegiate 11-17 Senior 18-24 Discovery 25-28 PeeWee July 20-23 Alabama State Convention Embassy Suite Hoover, Alabama September 27-29 North America Pastor’s Conference & ......... Youth Leader/Youth Pastors Training Conference Chattanooga, TN Convention Center November 02-05 Gordon Conwell Masters Program Camp Boothe July 2018 18-22 100th International Assembly Convention Center, Chatt, TN Pre-Assembly at Fields of the Wood


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Alexander City Aliceville Alton Connecting Pointe Altoona Anniston Praise Worship Bayou La Batre Bessemer Hopewell Rd Woodland Hills Boaz Boldo Brown’s Chapel Browntown Calera Harvest Chapel Carbon Hill Chickasaw Citronelle Clanton Collinsville Harvest Center Cordova Cottondale Cunningham Bridge Decatur Dothan Dry Valley East Lake Highlands Elba Elkmont Eoline Fayette-North Pointe Fort Payne Gadsden Living Waters Goodwater Joyful Praise Gordo Grant-Sanctuary Greenpond Grove Hill Hackleburg Haleyville Pathway Hamilton New Heights Happy Hill Harris Chapel Hartselle Hazel Green

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