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Bishop Darrell Hines: 4 Reasons Your Pastor Is a Gift

In anticipation of next week’s powerful  Revival with Bishop L. Darrell Hines, we’re sharing a word by Bishop Hines on the glory in God’s gift of the pastor to His people.

There are gifts throughout the body of Christ for the benefit of the church. Romans 12 speaks about the gifts which come as a result of faith, then in 1 Corinthians 12 you have the gifts which are exercised and come about as a result of the Spirit. All these gifts are for the benefit of the church…but gifts without government is chaos.

People don’t like to be governed anymore. We live in a self-absorbed society; people are only interested in doing what they want to do, without any oversight or direction. Some parents today even sit back and watch what sex a child decides to be! There was a time when America was paralleled, in its application in society, with the scriptures. There was a time when the pastor’s word was the word; but now you google the word. Now we have “cast off restraint,” and we reject the order of God.

THE GIFT OF GOD

We understand that God is a Holy God and He gave us Jesus Christ, His only Son. But that’s not the only gift God gave to man. According to Jeremiah 3:15-16, we have a very familiar passage of Scripture which says,

And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. 16 “Then it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days,” says the Lord, “that they will say no more, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord.’ It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore.

God was speaking to Jeremiah, telling him that after God’s people left captivity, they would be given pastors. Shepherds – pastors – are a gift from God to His people. And just as Paul had to bring order to the gifted in the church in 1 Corinthians, God gives us the pastor to impart instruction and insight; to tell us “That’s not the way that should be done,” and “Wait…you’re not ready for that.”

Many people don’t understand this – especially in the times we live in – but we need to recognize that pastors are gifts to us from God, God’s gift to man.

 

WHY THE PASTOR?
God has chosen the pastor because:

  1. He imparts instruction and insight. God is a God of government. In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. This gives us great insight into God’s ability. But what would it say about God that He could put the stars in the sky, but could not keep them there, or keep the earth on its axis? It’s important to know that one of the greatest abilities of God – even greater than His ability to create – is his ability to govern His creation. We are His body; His body also needs government. As the Scripture declares in Ephesians 4:9-12-

He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things. And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ

The pastor is different in this 5-fold ministry because he is stationary and must remain with his sheep. He has compassion; it is the pastor that God uses to bring government to the flock. On God’s governmental hand – the apostle, the prophet, the evangelist, the pastor, the teacher – only one has the same title Jesus has, which is pastor.

  1. He ushers the presence of God into midst of His people. In the Book of Exodus, God tells Moses to take his shoes off, for he is standing on Holy ground. Then at Jericho – a different geographical location – God spoke through an angel to Joshua telling him to take his shoes off, because he is standing on Holy ground. God spoke the same thing in 2 different areas, so we know that it wasn’t the geographics! It was that God spoke at that place, which made it Holy. What makes West Angeles a great place is not that we have great praise and worship: great singing does not necessarily usher in the presence of the Lord. What ushers in the presence of God is His Word.  And when a true man of God declares the Word of God with power and authority, where God speaks His word, then the ground becomes Holy ground. This is the responsibility of the pastor.
  2. He replaces the Ark of the Covenant. Verse 16 of Jeremiah 3 (above) brings us an understanding of God’s purpose for the pastor:

“…they will no longer say, ‘The ark of the covenant of the LORD.’ And it will not come to mind, nor will they remember it, nor will they miss it, nor will it be made again.

To understand the significance of this passage, one must first understand the importance of the Ark to Israel. The children of Israel, their enemies, even the gods of their enemies, understood that the Ark represented the presence of God in the midst of His people. In 1 Samuel 4, Phineas and his brother went to battle against the Philistines, and took the Ark of the Covenant with them. The Philistines captured the Ark, and both Phineas and his brother were killed: but their father died when he found out that the Ark was missing – not that his sons were killed!  Phineaus’ wife was with child. When she found out that the Ark was gone, she went into labor; calling her son “Icabod” (meaning “God has left us”)! God has given us a gift, but that gift is not the Ark. We now live in a time when Pastors become the replacement of the Ark of knowledge.

  1. He can change your life. There is an anointing on the life of a pastor. God saw work for him to do and He anointed him to do it. Anointing is the ability on any man to accomplish the work, and there are benefits to God’s people as a result of that anointing.  When you have a real presence of God in your midst, blessings find you. The preacher is the only one with the ability through the word of God to change lives.  When they get through, you have been increased in knowledge. There are plagues which should have gotten to you or your children, but the man of God stood between you and that plague: the plague of divorce; the plague of mental illness, the plague of cancer. Pastors sacrifice and give their lives to their flocks, and have in their mouths the power and authority of deliverance for your children, salvation for your marriage, and healing for your body.

Romans 10:14-15 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!

There is some revelation that God is not going to give you except through the preacher; some measure of faith will not be established until the preacher preaches. You have got to realize that it’s the anointing of God on a man’s life that makes the difference.

LAST THINGS

Your pastor is a gift. The kingdom of God is at hand and we are God’s people. But we cannot allow ourselves to be swayed by ungodly things which speak against what God is doing.

The church, unfortunately in these last days has been tricked into bestowing less honor upon the men of God.  You may not know what God has given you but the devil knows what you have. The devil wants to kill the influence of the men and women of God. The devil is not God’s opposite because he is not God’s equal. He’s not omnipotent, and because he can’t be everywhere at the same time, he uses the influence of media – television, newspapers, the internet – because he wants to destroy the influence of Holy men.

It is the preaching of the gospel that will always make the difference in any society; it is the preaching of the gospel that brings salvation to a people. If you follow Jesus, you see that He opened blinded eyes, healed the sick, rose the dead, walked on water, fed 5000 with the lunch of one child.

After He had been in the wilderness for 40 days, Jesus spoke in the synagogue,

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound – Isaiah 61:1

I’m so glad He declared himself a preacher before anything else.

I’m glad I am a preacher of the gospel. I identify with Jesus; He has anointed me to preach the gospel. And I don’t know about you, but I am glad I have a preacher in my life! The word of God saved me out of sin, gave me faith to be healed, and gives me hope to my eternal destination. I thank God that He sent Jesus for the government of the world: but He also sent back pastors to bring government to the church. I thank God for doctors, lawyers, and engineers, but if every one of them left, leave me the preacher! The word in his mouth can heal the body, save a soul, change a family.

I came to encourage you to speak a word of life into your soul. We have a gift in Bishop Charles Edward Blake: a man of vision, a man of purpose, a man of prayer and pursuit of excellence in ministry. Thank God for my gift. Thank God for my man of God.

God’s gift is my pastor.

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, Jeremiah 3:15-16, Ephesians 4:9-12, Exodus 3:5, Joshua 5:15, 1 Samuel 4, Romans 10:14-15, Isaiah 61:1.

Adapted from the sermon, “God’s Gift to Man” by Bishop Darrell Hines; Men’s Day 2016 at West Angeles Church of God In Christ. To see the entire sermon and 2016 Men’s Day Celebration, please click HERE for the Legacy Broadcast.
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PLEASE JOIN US FOR REVIVAL AT WEST ANGELES! Please join Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake and Bishop Darrell Hines for Revival, May 24-26 2017 at 7 p.m. at the West Angeles North Campus, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016.

Bishop Darrell Hines Revival at West Angeles COGIC.

Bishop Darrell L. Hines is a man of vision, purpose, prayer and a pursuant of excellence in ministry. His primary mission is to fulfill the call of God on his life by proclaiming God’s uncompromising Word. He is committed to bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of every ethnicity, nation, and culture. His purpose: “To tell a dying world about a living Christ.” Bishop Hines, a Stellar Award-nominated singer/psalmist, has appeared on Christian programming such as CBN, The Word Network, TBN and This Is Your Day with Benny Hinn, courtesy of Christian Faith Fellowship Church where he is Pastor.  Bishop Darrell Hines has been married to Pastor Pamela Hines for 37 years.  They are the parents of 2 children and the grandparents of 3.

For more by Bishop Darrell L. Hines, please CLICK HERE.

March Revival: Order in the Court

Bishop Roderick L. Hennings returns to West Angeles Church of God In Christ for Revival this week, from March 1-3.  

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. presented to us the opportunity for renewal and refreshment at West Angeles Church of God In Christ with a powerful revival titled “Order in the Court.” The guest pastor for the revival was Bishop Roderick L. Hennings of Zion Dominion Global Ministries in Rochester, NY, who began day one of the revival with an insightful look at Psalm 30:5 (KJV)–

For His anger endureth but a moment; in His favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

“The western mind looks at time as being linear – having a beginning and an ending,” began Bishop Hennings. “In fact, we’re the only people in the world who believe that time is linear.”

He went on to teach the congregation about the true meaning of the text, and that time is endless in God’s context.

“What time is it? No matter what time it is, joy cometh; Joy is always on the way…so even in the middle of your greatest pain, joy is on the way!”

Bishop Hennings also reminded the congregation of the power in giving God heart-felt, exuberant praise.

“You can be a quiet worshiper but you can’t be a quiet praiser…Joy is looking for you! Joy is coming! Give Him praise in your time!”

Highlights from Day 1 of the powerful, 3-day revival “Order in the Court”  follow:

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“Order In The Court” – Bishop Roderick Hennings conducts March Revival at West Angeles COGIC.

“He’s knocking with His Word” – Bishop Roderick L. Hennings

“The enemy can’t find you when God places you…When you’re in the right place – where God placed you – the enemy cannot find residence.”

“He pulled (Eve) out of her place. I don’t want to talk to anyone who can’t talk to me in my place!”

“Roles change when you get out of position.”

“When a man is not in place, things get out of order.”

“You learn how to love by being touched: not by being told.”

“A woman responds to touch.”

“Only one person can fit the place God has designed for you, and that’s you. Tell your neighbor, ‘I’m necessary.’”

“When you don’t know your assignment, you waste your time.” – Bishop Roderick L. Hennings

“When God has an assignment on your life…Thank God for every day you’re alone. That’s the time He’s developing you in the dark so he can present you in the light.”

“The danger of doing things God hasn’t called you to do will cause you to fight in battles, and then want God to back you up.”

“Know the difference between purpose and a proposal. When you have purpose, it’s the reason for your being; the reason that you’re here. But a proposal is something that you present, and you hope someone accepts it.”

“Purpose won’t let you die. Purpose won’t let you go through life precariously; hoping something will happen.”

“Lift your hands and say, ‘Lord, work on me!’”

“People make decisions based not on choice, but on what they value.”

“When you don’t know your assignment, you waste your time.”

“That ‘no’ can keep you on point. That ‘no’ can keep you on your assignment.”

“He’s not into exposing your processing plant. He’ll work on you privately, so He can promote you publicly.”

“Are you fitted for glory?” – Bishop Roderick L. Hennings

“Sometimes reminding yourself gives you balance.”

“God qualifies you by choosing you.”

“Even though you’re anointed to do what you do…there’s some stuff you still have to pray off of you.”

“If your prayer is promised-based, God moves quickly because you’re saying what He wants to hear.”

“You have to pray His Word! When you start praying His Word, you know you’re being fitted for glory. When you pray His Word, demons back up!”

“When you start praying the Word, the enemy has no room in your conversation.”

“Serving is not about recognition. He said, ‘Don’t get tired while doing the right thing.’”

“We’re in the last days…and all eyes are on the Christian church. Are you fitted for glory?”

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES – 1 Kings 6:7,13-19, Genesis 2, Revelation 3,  Hebrews 13,  Ecclesiastes 10, Hebrews 5:1-2.

Preacher, teacher, author, apologist, Bishop Roderick L. Hennings is Senior Pastor of Zion Dominion Global Ministries which he founded 1993. The church grew from 20 to 4000 members, moving to 14-acre campus in Buffalo, NY. Bishop Hennings is also the COGIC International Director of Church Growth and Development, and Administrative Assistant District Superintendent to Bishop Glenwood Young of the NY Western Jurisdiction #2. The author of “Survey of Biblical Theology,” Bishop Hennings is married to First Lady Pamela D. Hennings, and father of 2 daughters, Ariane and Chloe.


 

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Dr. Tonya Lewis: 3 Good Reasons to Hold On to the Lord

It is easy for us to become tired and overwhelmed by the amount of energy required of us to hold on and not let go of something. ‘To hold on’ indicates that there is also the potential for us to loosen or release our grip; however, what is at stake also determines the intensity of our grip. The very idea of gripping and holding on to something means that we believe it is beneficial to do so and that determination must be the mindset of our spiritual walk with Christ here on earth. It qualifies us to experience the glory of all eternity with Him.

Our desperate desire to be rescued from hurts, pain, the horrible results of sin, and our attempts to live life apart God’s leadership influences us to accept Jesus’ invitation to come unto Him. After accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior, however, we find that our lives still do have painful and disappointing experiences as we journey through them. The difference is that we now have the joy of knowing that the Great Lord God and His host of angels are with us to escort us through those challenges.

 

Hold On: Don’t Let Go of the Lord

As you can imagine, Satan is not – and never will be – accepting of our decision to live a Christian life. Thus, his efforts to discourage us and have us walk away from the Lord will continue, no matter how we age in years, or how long we are Christians. This is why each of us is warned in 1 Pet. 5:8(NLT) –

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

“No safe age or stage in life” is implied in this verse, which means that each of us must heed its warning AT ALL TIMES. We cannot become spiritually lazy and stop being alert just because we have walked with the Lord for many years. What’s more, we must be on guard:

  • To protect our invested years of serving the Lord
  • To go on to enjoy the fruits of our labor
  • To be a positive influence on others by staying true to what we know

 

6 Ways to Hold On to Faith in Jesus

Because of the ongoing, whispering effort of the enemy to convince us to release our grip on our faith, we must have a constant reminder to hold on and don’t let go – no matter our difficult and disappointing experiences in life. We are told in Amos 6:1-

Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, (NLT), Woe to those secure in Zion, (YLT).

Any predator’s strategy is to seek those persons who are not watchful and alert, for they are the easy prey. Each of us must guard ourselves, making ourselves difficult prey for Satan, and embracing the command of Hebrews 4:14 (AMP) –

…let us hold fast our confession [of faith and cling tenaciously to our absolute trust in Him as Savior].

Regardless of the philosophies of society, we must determine that nothing or no one will incite us to loosen or release our grip of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Because of the present joy of serving Jesus here on earth, and because of His blessed promise to us to enjoy the fullness of that joy throughout all eternity, we must enthusiastically hold on and don’t let go of our faith by:

  1. Staying true to our beliefs and experiences in the goodness of Jesus
  2. Rising above ANYTHING OR ANYONE who could discourage us
  3. Guarding our hearts against anything or anyone who could negatively influence it
  4. Keeping our eyes on Jesus and not on man or woman, no matter how “influential” they are in our lives
  5. Knowing that, as strongly persuaded as we were when we first gripped the faith of belief in Jesus, it is what we need today, tomorrow and as long as we live on this earth
  6. Renewing our grip on our Great God on a regular basis through praising and worshiping Him, meditating on His Word, and developing an even greater intimate relationship with Him

Remember: one moment in the presence of God will outshine all of the combined moments of temptation to release our grip on our faith; therefore, hold on! Don’t let go!

God bless you and yours!

Hear “Hold On” by The Whitfield Company below:


REVIVAL AT WEST ANGELES – The Evangelists Missionaries and The Brotherhood are joining forces to present a church-wide Revival, October 24-28, 2016,  at the West Angeles North Campus. The theme this year is: “Speak To Your Mountain”!  Speakers include: Elder Charles Blake, Evangelist Francine Gray, Elder Lawrence Blake, Dr. Tonya Lewis, Elder Dennis Bullock, Evangelist Velena White, Elder Ulesses Henderson, Evangelist Marva Hightower, and Dr. Judith McAlister.

Come out each night for prayer, praise, worship and a powerful move of God as we speak to our mountains!!!!

 

REVIVAL: Conquering the Strongholds

Elder Lawrence C. Blake and the West Angeles Youth & Young Adult Ministry hosted THE GOSPEL EXPERIENCE REVIVAL, August 15-17, 2016, at the West Angeles North Campus Sanctuary. The New Generation Choir led praise and worship as the dynamic guest speaker, Bishop Milton R. Hawkins, prayed for yokes to be broken and strongholds to be pulled down.

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake shared a prophetic vision for the young adults in attendance, praying that they involve themselves in the things of God.

“I believe the Lord is in the process of giving the next generation what they need to take over the work of the Lord,” said Bishop Blake. “Get ready for what God is going to do in your life.”

Highlights from “Conquering the Strongholds” follow:

“You don’t need exegetical or hermeneutical knowledge to understand what a stronghold is. A ‘stronghold’ is something that holds you strong.”

“Breaking a stronghold starts with your honesty. You have to admit that something has a hold on you, that there’s something in your life that you need to get rid of.”

“Some people are good at avoiding what they need to confront.”

“Deliverance does not come by wishing it would happen. Deliverance happens by attacking the problem.”

“Deliverance takes work – one must plan strategically and have suitable weaponry. But in a spiritual battle, deliverance comes ‘not by might or power, but by the spirit,’ said the Lord of hosts.”

“Because I am saved, I have a keeper inside of me…I am kept by the power of God. Something else keeps me elevated mentally, in my spirit.”

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,

By faith, on Heaven’s tableland,

A higher plane than I have found;

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground

– Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1898

“Believers operate differently than non-believers, because we operate through prayer, fasting, supplication, and thanksgiving. We make known the deeds of the Lord among the people.”

“Apostle Paul is a winner because he’s a sufferer. Your advancement comes because of misery and agony.”

“Bishop Blake is a good example. Before you use the glory, you need to know the story!”

“The greater your suffering, the greater your blessing. If you don’t believe me, ask Abraham.”

“I don’t care what you’re going through, the Lord will provide for you.”

“God told David, ‘I will anoint you in the presence of your enemies.’”

“Keep your faith in the time of suffering. The devil wants to make it appear that you’re the only one going thru suffering.”

 “Before you use the glory, you need to know the story.” – Bishop Milton Hawkins

“You praise Him in the storm. If you can praise Him…He’ll bring you out of the storm.”

“Anybody in here feel like giving God a double praise?”

“Some folks have some hidden agendas. They’re here for whatever they can get. They’re not here to give.”

“Embracing the teaching of Paul helps us to stand in the face of adversity.”

“As parents, we have to pray for the school systems …Children can’t leave the house without pleading the blood of Jesus over their lives.”

“The devil is a lie. God wants you to live!”

11 Put on the whole armor of God; that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places – Ephesians 6:11-12 (NKJV)

“Tell that joker ‘No,’ until he puts a ring on it! Buy a padlock and keep it locked up! It doesn’t belong to you, it belongs to God!”

“We don’t fight with vulgarities…We fight on our knees.”

“We saints don’t fight by human standards. Fight on your knees!”

“There will always be false accusations against you. People will say you did something you didn’t do; said something you didn’t say.”

“God has you in a whole other place. We overcome the flesh.”

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.” – 2 Corinthians 10:4 (KJV)

“Everything seems to be vulgar, constantly feeding into our spirit…We’ve got to take control over our minds.”

“What do we think on? Paul said in Philippians 4:8 – ‘Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.’”

“How many of you know the devil is a liar?”

“Stronghold, I command you right now, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, ‘Drop your weapons and flee! Deceit, lies, homosexuality, lesbianism, adultery, fornication, witchcraft…I bind you right now in the name of Jesus, and I pull you down!’”

“Lift your hands up and pull it down…and when you pull it down, that’s where it belongs.”

“Jesus said, ‘Unto you, I give power!”

“The Lord doesn’t want you to leave out of here burdened; he wants you to leave…lifted!”

“Come on tell the Lord ‘Yes.’”

“Tonight is the night for your deliverance! Hallelujah!”

 

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES – 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Zechariah 4:6,  Genesis 22, Psalm 23:5, John 8:44, Philippians 4:19, Ephesians 6:11-12, Philippians 4:8, Luke 10:19.


 

Superintendent Milton R. Hawkins is the Pastor of Temple of Deliverance Church Of God In Christ in Memphis, Tennessee. He faithfully served as Adjutant Apostolic to the Late Presiding Bishop Gilbert E. Patterson, whom he succeeds as pastor of Temple Of Deliverance COGIC. He was also appointed by Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake of the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. as National Overseer Adjutant for the General Board; he is Committee Member for the International Administrative Headquarters Planning Committee, and is Chairperson of COGIC’s Governmental Relations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC), and was appointed Police Chaplain for the state of Michigan. Superintendent Hawkins has been the recipient of numerous awards, honors and commendations, including the SCLC Presidential Award, and the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Detroit City Council.  He has been happily married to Catherine Crawford Hawkins for 23 years and is the father of Joshua Nathanael Hawkins.

Hymn, “Higher Ground”, Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1898. Copyright status, Public Domain.

 

Please Join Us: The Gospel Experience Revival

PLEASE JOIN US!

It’s not too late to join!

Elder Lawrence Blake and the Youth & Young Adult Ministry for

THE GOSPEL EXPERIENCE REVIVAL

Don’t miss our dynamic guest speaker, Bishop Milton Hawkins. Come out and experience the Gospel tonight!
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REVIVAL: Who’s Going To Lead The New Black America?

Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake called for a 4-day revival at West Angeles Church of God In Christ to take place this week, from July 25-28, 2016. Bishop Blake’s theme for the revival is:

A CRITICAL GATHERING OF THE SAINTS FOR A CRITICAL TIME IN OUR WORLD, THE NATION, AND THE CHURCH”.

 

The always electrifying Bishop Dwight Pate of Baton Rouge, LA revealed a mighty prophecy for the congregation at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, for the COGIC denomination, and for inner-city Black America during a revival titled, “Who Is Going to Lead the New Black America?”  The revival grew from a sermon delivered by Bishop Pate  for the Sunday, July 24, 2016 evening service at West Angeles.  The prophecy contained within Bishop Pate’s series of revelations emerges from a divine vision he received in 1967, and the time of  its fruition has now come. Those in attendance at the revival were anointed with oil and received the laying on of hands by Bishop Pate, and each of the saints also shared their own gifts of prophecy with each other.

Said Bishop Pate to the congregation, “Look at your neighbor and say, “I am revival.”

Highlights from nights 1 & 2 of the revival follow:

“Who’s going lead this new Black America? God is about to do something special with minority people in America.”

“Study church history. Every time there was a move of God where God took cities and nations over, men had nothing to do with it.”

“God’s going to give you the blessings of your neighborhood; people will be knocking on your door because they found out God is in your house!”

“God’s going to start moving in the penitentiaries in California; your sons and daughters are going to come out of the jailhouse prophesying! Make some noise in this house tonight.”

“God has erased that record of selling dope; cleaned him up. Now he’s sanctified, saved , and filled with the Holy Ghost!”

“God is doing a new thing, and he’s getting ready to do a new thing with you.”

Bishop Dwight Pate prophesies to the congregation at West Angeles COGIC.

Bishop Dwight Pate prophesies to the congregation at West Angeles COGIC.

“God’s getting ready to take over!”

“Your patience is full…You’ve got to let go and let God have his way. Hallelujah!”

“You heal the church, you heal the community.” – Bishop Dwight Pate

“A promise is a gift that you give to yourself…A promise is assured by acts of faithfulness.”

“If God ever lied, the whole universe would disappear.”

“It’s not a hard thing to do God’s promise: you do it because you love Him.”

“As Bishop Blake says, the dreamers are coming…The dreamers are in the house!”

“I’m glad I read Isaiah: ‘Who’s going to believe our report?’”

“You’re not going to get this watching the Kardashians. You’re going to have to turn the TV off and find a prayer closet somewhere.”

“We don’t look so righteous right now, but were getting ready to be righteous.”

“Everybody who needs the devil to be cast out of your mind, make some noise up in here!”

“Blocked but not stopped!”

“The Black man and woman is going to set the moral standard for the end of time.” – Bishop Dwight Pate

“When God revives you, you’ll trigger revival everywhere you go. But you’ve got to come to a place of making our Lord personal.”

“When is the church going to rise up? When is the church going to be sincere?”

“You heal the church, you heal the community.”

“I wish there was somebody in here who knew they’ve got a revival in their mouths…Loose it in your house. Loose it in your community.  Loose it in your church!”

“I believe the greatest move of God in the history of America is getting ready to happen among people of African descent, Amen, and our Spanish brothers and sisters.”

“God is getting ready to do something so special, it’s going to make the 1st century church seem like it was just a shadow of what’s about to take place.”

“The Black man and woman is going to set the moral standard for the end of time.”

“Men and women of color are going to set the last righteous move for this country to be redefined.”

“We are at the end of an age, and God visits certain people at certain times.”

“God’s getting ready to bless you, whether you like it or not.”

“The women prayed the Holy Ghost in. Bishop Mason just happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

“(William J.) Seymour died with 20 members.  Bishop Mason died with over 400,000. Where did Seymour’s anointing go? To Bishop Mason.”

“’Wherever’ the anointing goes, the wealth’s going to follow. You don’t have a money problem: you have an anointing problem.”

“It’s no accident that slavery took place to get a people from Africa here to America”– Bishop Dwight Pate

“Evil has always happened in darkness, ever since the time of Nimrod 4600 years ago. But never in modern times have we got men and women in the political arena who will look at you and say, ‘I’m lying, but don’t believe I’m lying.”

“God must raise His people up”

“This type of darkness is going to make the church shine brighter.”

“Right before Jesus Christ went to Heaven, the Roman government threw the cross on a Black man’s back…God’s getting ready to call some of you out, whether you like it or not.”

“It’s no accident that slavery took place to get a people from Africa here to America.”

“When the church doesn’t act in her rightful position, a murderous spirt takes over the land.”

“The Kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”

“We’re getting ready to get violent to get this Holy Ghost power.”

“How does revival look? Just like you.”

“Tell your neighbor, ‘I am revival.’”

“In this hour, there’s a stirring…because religion is not working.”

“Everything God does has a purpose. He did not allow slavery to happen to create slave camps in the south or in the factories in the north.”

“When are we going to learn that our answer is not in a worn-out political machine?  The answer is where Bishop Mason and Bishop Seymour found it: in the church.” – Bishop Dwight Pate

“Jesus learned obedience by the things He suffered.”

“Ain’t got no more patience…now God’s going to show up.”

“Murder’s going across the nation like never before.”

“The foolishness of God is wiser than men.”

“I prophesy that the spirit of God’s wonders be released onto you. I loose the Spirit of God’s wonders upon you!”

“The same Holy Spirit that was in Peter and Paul is in you…the gifts are real! The manifestation of the Holy Spirit is real!”

“We are the only ones with the right to predict the future.”

“When you are blessed, you want other people to be blessed.”

“Sovereign grace is when God releases imagination on you.”

“Visions and dreams are the language of the Holy Spirit.”

“The church is about to take her rightful place…bigger than a Democrat bigger than a Republican.” – Bishop Dwight Pate

“God gave you a prayer language to build up your inner man.”

“God will create an environment where He, with your permission, takes over your fleshly desires to mature you; to choose His desire, amen, for your life.”

“God is about to hijack your desires.”

“God has used all the things that has happened in inner city America…all of the Jim Crow Laws, all of the foolishness, all of the lies and promises of the political machine; disappointment after disappointment…God is saying, ‘I let these things happen because there’s no victory in the flesh.’”

“50 years ago, the voting rights act; the civil rights bill.  50 years later, inner city America is in worse shape now than any slave master has ever done to us. And we did it to ourselves.”

“When are we going to learn that our answer is not in a worn-out political machine?  The answer is where Bishop Mason and Bishop Seymour found it: in the church.”

“Give us the revival of Azuza!” – Bishop Dwight Pate

“There’s a price to be paid to let God take you over.”

“Dead things are going to come alive when I touch you tonight.”

“I prophesy: 3 major miracles are going to happen in here.”

“America’s going to have 1 last move, and the church is about to rise up above all these worn-out political machines, and your church is going to take her rightful place: bigger than a Democrat bigger than a Republican, bigger than an independent.”

“Give us the revival of Azuza! …Give us the revival of William J. Seymour!…Give us the revival of C.H. Mason!  From NY to San Diego…Walk up and down the nations of the earth…We bind death!  We bind wickedness!  We bind sin!”

“I release joy upon you!  I rebuke doubt, fear and unbelief.  I command a hunger to get into your soul!”

“I bless you tonight with a new spirit of liberty!”

“New leadership is here!”

“Be God! Be God!”

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: James 1:4, Psalm 81, Isaiah 58, Acts 17:26, Matthew 11:12, 2 Corinthians 10:4-6, 1 Timothy 2:2.

Bishop Dwight Pate accepted the call to ministry at age 13. Church Point Ministries in Baton Rouge, LA was founded in 1983, and in 1992 Bishop Pate was ordained Bishop under Apostle Clifford Turner of Liberty Temple in Chicago, IL.  Bishop Pate conducts revivals regularly, and has been secluded in prayer three times: in 1994 for 7-1/2 months; in 2000 for 5 months and most recently in 2013 for 11-½ months. During the first shut in, the Lord spoke to him to pray over oil and send it out free of charge all over the world. To date, over 16 million bottles have been sent out. He is the author of 5 books and leads a thriving arts ministry at Church Point Ministries. This anointed man of God is married to Lady Sandra Pate, and together they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

 


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SERMON: God’s Recipe For Worship

As we approach the Annual Holy Convocation of the Church of God In Christ, we take a look back to the June 2015 Pentecostal Revival at West Angeles, and the powerful opening sermon delivered by an anointed man of God, visiting Bishop Jack C. Vaughn.

Bishop Jack C. Vaughn is the Senior Pastor of the Evangelistic Center International Ministries, Kansas City, Kansas. He began a life of ministry at age 11, accepting the call to ministry at age 17. After working in corporate America and serving as Co-Pastor at the Evangelistic Center, Bishop Vaughn was appointed as Senior Pastor, succeeding his father, the late Superintendent Willie C. Vaughn, Jr.

Bishop Vaughn was recently appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop in the Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.

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Highlights from the sermon are below:

“And the Lord said to Moses: “Take sweet spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, and pure frankincense with these sweet spices; there shall be equal amounts of each. 35 You shall make of these an incense, a compound according to the art of the perfumer, salted, pure, and holy. 36 And you shall beat some of it very fine, and put some of it before the Testimony in the tabernacle of meeting where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you.”- Exodus 30:34-36

“There is a central core of pivotal possibilities in every man. This center of being in each of us is interchangeably called our heart, or our spirit.” [1]

“Like our emotional heart, this core determines our primary focus interest and affections in life. This core is also called our spirit. Our key to worshiping the almighty God is the key to activating and revitalizing this core.”

“It’s like an elevator built into the hub of a high rise. It’s like a ski lift that takes us from the plane of the mundane to the peak of adventure. It is our worship that connects us to our God.”

“As our Bishop always reminds us: ‘If God can get it through you, He can get it to you.’”

“I contend that God instituted worship for people not solely for His own enjoyment; and I submit to you that worship is not intended by God for people to prove their own expertise in religious exercise…but rather He gave us worship as a means of satisfying our hunger and our thirst for Him.”

“He gives us His Biblical call to worship to keep us in the mainstream of spiritual refreshment via worship, via teaching, and fellowship.”

“[Worship] is a direct challenge to each believer…to open himself up to real passion, and to learn more fully what it means to truly and completely be alive in Christ.”

“Worship is the way to invite God to rule in your house. I want to ask you, is your welcome mat out today?”

“If we are attempting to minister in our own strength alone, it is tantamount to saying we don’t need God. And that’s humanism.”

“We’re doing things our way rather than God’s way…that’s rebellion. And the Bible says that is a sin of witchcraft.”

“Worship has a fragrance: and our flesh has an odor” – Bishop Jack C. Vaughn

“The Holy Spirit said to me, ‘Remember when your mother told you, be careful not to get any of the yoke in the egg whites, or else it will not fluff.’ It’s the same when you worship. If there is just a little flesh in your act of worship, it is unacceptable to God.’”

“As believers, our dependence must be upon God and not on the flesh.”

“When God anoints something, He sets it apart. It is holy, separated for His use.”

“The anointing is not a force like electricity, it’s not just an emotion…it’s really nothing more than the presence of God in favor.”

“In the OT in the tabernacle, the utensils and all of the furniture used for worship…Had to be anointed before they could be used. They didn’t anoint with just any old oil. They had a special oil made from a recipe that God gave them.”

“There’s no anointing without death.”

“If you want God’s anointing you must die to yourself. Die to the old person you once were. Die to your own agenda. Die to…desires of dreams not born of God.”

“If we’re going to depend on God, we have to die to our own abilities and resources. It’s called, “The death of the flesh.”

“We are not called to be Ming vases. We’re called to be clay pots.”

“If there is just a little flesh in your act of worship: it is unacceptable to God” – Bishop Jack C. Vaughn

“If you want God to take you up, and you want God to anoint you, there must be a sweetness about your life.”

“You can’t be bitter and sweet, too.”

“It’s so easy to allow life’s circumstances to make you bitter. It’s so easy to allow your enemies to make you bitter. But don’t get bitter – stay sweet.”

“The sweetness is Jesus.”

“God is more interested in anointing your character than He is your ability.”

“Oil represents the Holy Spirit.”

“God will take the good, the bad, the ugly, the difficult things of your life, with the oil of His Holy Spirit. and form a sweet anointing in you.”

“He will use you in a way, when you desire to be a worshiper, and usher you into the most incredible season of your lifetime. That’s why you don’t look like what you’ve been through.”

“God instructed Moses physical representation of a spiritual reality – the Ark of the Covenant.”

“God will use you when you desire to be a worshiper, and usher you into the most incredible season of your lifetime” – Bishop Jack C. Vaughn

“The true nature of your heart, whether it is sweet or it is bitter, will only be revealed when God takes you through fire.”

“There’s powder in my praise!”

“Throughout church history, biblical scholars have made the association of pure frankincense with the person of Christ.”

“These three elements of who we are – body, soul and spirit – cannot come into the presence of God unless they have been mixed or mingled in the person of Jesus Christ.”

“There must be a grinding to powder in order to produce true worship…God uses the grinding circumstances of life…He grinds our pride. He grinds our control of the flesh. He grinds out our selfishness to produce a pure heart that will worship Him.”

“Tell your neighbor, ‘I’ve been through the grind!’”

“When you are an oozing worshiper, there will be a constant flow of the Spirit of God.”

“The Spirit of God does not need sleep, and it does not slumber!”

“The purpose for my pain is because God was creating an outlet for my worship.”

“Today there’s an oozing in this house…and today I pray that as your anointing permeates this place, that miracles are activated.”

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES – Exodus 30:6-7, 23-36; Hebrews 10:25, 1Corinthians 1:29, John 7:37-39, John 4, Romans 12:1.

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[1] Pastor Jack Hayford: A Man’s Worship and Witness. Thomas Nelson. Inc., Publishers, 1992. Chapter 1, pg. 6.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Frankincense is the gum or resin of the African Boswellia tree. The resin has many medicinal purposes, and is also used for making an incense which is traditionally used in Christianity. Frankincense is historically associated with Jesus Christ.

 

Lord, Send a Revival

As the World Mission’s Conference has come to a close, where Bishop Mathews ushered in the Spirit of the Lord and brought the house down, Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has felt led to bring back Bishop Mathews with a two-night revival in the North Campus Sanctuary.

On Monday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 21, at 7:00p.m., you’re invited to experience the power of the Holy Spirit!

Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has, with the approval of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, selected Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. to be the new president of the International Missions Department. Bishop Mathews succeeds Bishop Carlis Moody who served admirably as president for over forty years.

Presiding Bishop Blake says, “Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. has a heart for missions. His desire to reach those men and women in the countries around the globe where the Church of God in Christ is located, and beyond, will continue our church’s long tradition of empowering people to transform their communities.”

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Are YOU ready for a Revival?

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SAVE THE DATE!

The Evangelists/Missionaries and The Brotherhood are joining forces again to present Holy Ghost Revival Part 3. Come join us each night beginning October 21st through October 25th for powerful prayer, inspirational singing, and anointed preaching in the North Campus Sanctuary! You don’t want to miss your blessing!!!!