Posts Tagged ‘ Churches ’

Rev. Cleavant Derricks

May
11
2013

Well, we finally got back to our hymn story research and writing! The work finished today was a borderline project, since the author was a little wilder in his music of later years than is really honoring to God. He went the way of John Peterson and others like them.

At any rate, the songs Rev. Cleavant Derricks wrote in the 1930’s when things were rough for people in America everywhere, were well received and encouraging! Cleavant worked hard to bringing out a strong proper rhythm, simple wording that is easy to remember and follow, and lively tunes with strong bass parts. He was a prolific writer of songs when he started out and then lost the enthusiasm after serving in World War II as an Army music director.

He decided to settle down and become a Baptist preacher, but his singing kept on going, but not in prestigious or notable churches. Finally in financial straights, he contacted a music producer, asking if he could sell some new songs he would work at writing. They instead did two record albums with him, supplying some much needed income, which was even more important, because it turned out he was dying of cancer.

To use the information in bulletins or other articles for church use, just eliminate the parts not wanted. I have paragraph starts in hopes I will eventually find out more information and be able to expand what was written.

The new article is: Rev. Cleavant Derricks, gospel song writer and Baptist pastor.

Elite Young Male Preachers

Dec
13
2012

Again, we have the wording that points to the prophets (preachers) and nazarite (holy men) of Israel that God appointed as being the best there could be chosen. They were the elite, mature, well-rounded young men of Israel that where chosen to be spokesmen for God.

Why is it that every Gentile idiot and worthless bastard thinks they are God’s spokesmen today? Even women and children think they can speak for God. The fact is that only the very elite and respectable can be God’s chosen men for the job and it takes very little to become disqualified. One wayward child in the family and the pastor is sidelined. One misstep in reputation (whether earned or not) means automatic dismissal. God’s man has to be completely above reproach in all areas of his life at all times.

Ahab and Jezebel liked to pick the worthless vagrants to be priests for Baal, because they make great “spiritual” men. People like them, they have access to everything they want that is evil and it is all condoned as being “spiritual.”

Frankly such people as leaders makes a mockery of God and holy living. People love the drunkard as a leader because they are clowns and permit any kind of evil vice thinkable. But!!! God never chose them nor are they of the elite among young mature males.

What makes the situation even worse is these scoundrels are the ones that have honored positions in the seminaries that train the worthless among society to be church leaders! When was the last time you met a truly holy person who worked as a professor of theology, Bible, pastoral ministries, counseling, or anything else? Get to know them and they are the most worldly among men. Follow their lifestyle when away from home and one would wonder how such a person (women are wrongfully honored there too) could claim to be a Christian, let alone a spiritual leader.

It seems every vicious murder in prison believes they are called to be evangelists and pastors simply because they were not executed for their crimes! If they get out, they often become well-honored in religious circles! So very sad.

If we allow the church to get away with having known criminals, pedophiles, pornographers, alcohol users, and immoral and even female leaders, how do we expect to have anything less as politicians? People want entertainers and not holy people who confront their tastes for evil. They choose churches based on how they feel when there, and they choose officials based on how the candidate makes them feel. Stores are chosen, not because of quality, but because of quantity and glitz.

Take a look at the Prophecy Guide to see what God says about how His representatives are chosen: Amos 2:11 in the Prophecy Guide.

Frances Havergal

Dec
01
2012

What an amazing woman! Would God could have every woman in such a devoted state to Him! What a different world this would be. As it stands is there anyone on earth with such devotion and incredible talent that shuns this world, its fame and fortune to serve only God? It would sure be wonderful to meet or even hear of such a person!

But as it stands, we can only pray for and hope one day soon, a present day Frances Havergal could stand up and challenge the state of things as we know it.

We have had this article for some time, and now we revisited it and added and edited things quite a bit. We also came across a really good drawing of her that will probably be ripped from our webpage and unscrupulously used all over the world! But the internet is a big club where too many have no integrity!

At any rate, have a look at this woman’s testimony. For the churches who use our information, printing the whole story is too much for most readers. I usually just take a focal point of a longer story like hers to print in our publications. If anyone wants more they can always get a copy of the full story easily. The emphasis tomorrow at our service will be her consecration story, and the rest gets pared off to fit the small space we can give it.

 

To see this new drawing and her story see our article: Frances Havergal.

God’s Spirit Poured Out

Oct
12
2011

Today’s devotions centered around the famous and often misused verse, Joel 2:28. The context is how things are going to be in the Millennium, after Christ has completed his all out warfare campaign to take over the Earth.

The world has sold itself to the Devil and all that is wicked, even though it does not have the right to do so. The world stands for everything that is against God.

Mankind fully believes that sin is a luxury and privilege.  Christianity is a religion of sinful privilege, instead of a religion of separation from sin as taught in the Scriptures. As such, Churches flaunt their lack of interest in Spiritual matters and laws of Scripture for that which is sinful and condemned by God. They claim they “live by grace” but have no grace, because they have no boundaries as set forth by their Creator.

So, once there is a very bitter military campaign to take the world over again, and most of the population of the world will be killed, and the only people left are those that accept God, His Word, His salvation, and His Spirit, God’s Holy Spirit will be poured out on all.

Now the verse is very clear that this pouring out of God’s Spirit is on all creatures. Wild animals are wild because they have no spirit in them. They are just bodies controlled by lust and appetite. They have no sense of right or wrong or any sense of boundaries. It is what the world seeks to become: Human wild animals! But, just as a rabid animal has to be executed, all that adopt such thinking have to be executed as well.

But, the indication of the pouring out of all of God’s Spirit will be seen in the social changes. This verse is everything but what the Pentecostal and Charismatic cults have done with the verse! Society will be so different that the younger folks will go about proclaiming God’s word. Instead of being out there to play and abuse themselves and all they meet, they will be studying the Scriptures and going about preaching what they learn!

Next the elderly will be very energetic and full of vigor, so that they are able to dream about things, and act as if they are youngsters. The point being, instead of becoming sedentary and very weak as they age, they will remain vigorous, active and full of energy and enthusiasm.

And thirdly, the younger men will be full of vision about how things need to be and in full awareness of how to accomplish what needs to be done. The contrast is the younger men of today who are impetuous, and do things without an awareness of what they are really doing.

Those who are the true believer in God, His Son, and His redemption, are given the Holy Spirit to help them learn and develop. There are very few today that have the Holy Spirit of God indwelling them. In the future, once the world is forced to comply with God, the Spirit of God will be on all creatures of the world. “Worldliness” will be done, and gone. Wholesomeness, vitality, energy, and awareness will the norm!

So, come Lord Jesus! Lets get started!