Weekly Pastor's Pen


 

Apostle James Cole

 

 

Word of the Lord for 2019

 

This will be a year, a season, in which Father is going to be actively working in the heavenly and in the natural realm! He is going to be moving into areas and situations where the enemy has been or is now trying to make inroads against the kingdom and the church. Because Father is moving in such dimension, we, as His people, as the church, must heed and be obedient to move into a more milltant posture!

  For the church, we must become more offensive in word and deed! It must be a year where we become very offensive in our approach to the things of the Spirit! This is a time of active warfare for the people of God to disseminate the Kingdom!

The opposition of the enemy will be strong and, at times, very instense! It will be seen in the sipiritual and in the natural realm! The church can expect opposition locally and on a national level!

  But, Father's great grace will be extended to those willing to war, both indvidually and the churches. The grace for greater faith and to move more and more into the miraculous will be present! We, the people of God must push our faith to be bigger than any fear or doubt. It is a season to step up higher than we ever have! in these latter times, it will be necessary to rise to new levels as we are challenged by the Lord!

  It will be a time of intense shaking with the purpose of purification of each individual and each local church! Father is moving to prepare the end-time body of Christ! He will be removing dross and rooting out impurities! His true Children, Those willing to move to the higher place in Him, will begin to be manifested in the each for His gloy! It wil be a time of shaking for the removal of those that can be shaken and to the strengthen those who will not be shaken!

Great grace will be upon the church and Father is challenging us all to come up higher!

  For those who will, the opportunities for greater faith, victories and level will be available!

 

Pastors Pen

 

February 10, 2019

THE KING AND THE KINGDOM

 

 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah. Ps 24:10

Now the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forver and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17

 

   In both the Old an New testaments of the bible, the Lord is referred to and honor as "King." To those of us who have not lived in a "kingdom", it is difficult for us to fully grasp the meaning of this title! But is it imperative that we become fully aware of the immplications of this title. In a kingdom, the king is the ruler, He makes the rules (laws); sets up the leaders; enforces his will as he sees fit; and expects full obedience from the "subjests" of his realm. Since we were raisde in a different type of culture, we are not used to giving this type of honor to a person! But we must remember that Father is not a "person." He is the Lord God Almighty! He is the creator of the universe! Therefore, He can rule & does!

   But our King is also a loving Father! While He wants us to be loyal, He loves, gives grace and mercy, and provides in abundance for His People! It is easy to serve Him for as we do, we discover the true reason for our purpose!

 

Apostle James Cole

 

February 3, 2019

MOVED FROM DARKNESS TO KINGDOM

 

 

   For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we hav enot ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. For He deliveed us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.    Col 1:9, 13

 

    To be part of the kingdom of God's beloved Son is to be the receiver of God's great grace and mercy. As the word says there are only two kingdoms (authorities). These are the kingdom of this age (the devil's) and the Kingdom of our Lord! Every person is a part of one or the other. But for those of us who chose to follow Jesus, we are removed from the false kingdom and place in the truth! As a member of the kingdom of God, we have both power and purprouse. We have power because we are empowered by the Holy Spirit! We have purpose because our true purpose for life is to be what He created for us to do! Therefore, we can become all for which He created us!

   To be a child of Father is the primiary reason for life. This is GOd's creation and,  by being part of His kingdom, we fullfill our destiny - being His child and taking dominion

 

Apostle James Cole

 

 

 

January 27, 2019

THY KINGDOM COME!

   Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. Pray then in this way: "Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be The Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven..." Matthew 6:8-10

  

       In the sermon on the mount, the Lord Jesus taught the disciples to pray. In the prayer that He taught them, there are many lessons on prayer for His followers. However, there is one that we must see and preach in this season! Jesus told His followers to pray, "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." The Lord was not telling His disciples to pray for a quick escape from this earth. On the contrary, He was saying that we should pray for the kingdom to come to the earth. There is a great different in His view and in the minds of many Christians.

   Jesus said He came to call and establish His church with power and authority! His church (ekklesia) is called to bring the kingdom to the earth in power at this time! Father is making this known among His people to have King Jesus lead His ekklesia to victory in the earth! Stand up saint's and war to see the victory!!

 

Apostle James Cole

 

 

January 20th, 2019

THE ARMY OF THE LORD

  

   And the Lord utter His voice before His army; surely, His camp is very great for strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the Lord is indeed great and very awesome and who can endure it?    Joel 2:11

 

   Joel captures the picture of the army of the Lord of the last days in this passage with Joel 2. It is a mightly army which carries out the Word of the army of the Lord for His judgment. His army will destroy any and all who stand against the Lord! Bishop Bill Hamon has stated that the army of the Lord movement has begin. It is time for the mortal church, which is His army of over comers, to step up and enfore the victory that Christ Jesus has already won! We, as the church of Jesus Christ, carry the anointing of the Holy Spirit! We can defeat the enemy withith our lives and in the land today. Jesus is waiting on us to enforce the victory so that His enemies will become His Footstool.

     At the World of the Lord, Bishop said that we have entered the 3rd level of Revelation 12:11 in that "they did not love their lives even unto death!" Those who will follow Christ to victory must be willing to die to self and to the world! But His victory is reward!

 

Apostle James Cole

 

January 13, 2019

PEACE WITH THE FATHER

 

  Therefore, having been jsutified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1

 

   Unless we take time to hear the leading of the Spirit, we can easily overlook some of the most profound truths of the Word. For instance, in the above scripture we read that we have pace with God through Jesus. Do we take the time to hear what the Spirit is saying here? Let's examine more closely. Because we are humans, the sentence upon us is death. We are the sons of our earthly father, Adamm and we were born with a sinful and rebellious heart! Because of the sacrifice of Jesus upon the Cross, the shedding of His perfect, sinless blood, we can be born again and become a child of the living God. IF we believe in this work of the son through the corss, then we an be set free from our sins and to serve the only true God.

    Withe stout faith in what Jesusdid, we are at odds with Father! we stand to be and to be judged in this light! Eternal damnation awaits! But, faith in His work brings us peace with the Father because we no longer fear eternity! We know that we have life in eternity in Him.

 

Apostle James Cole

 

 

 

 

 

WORSHIP

You may see some things in our worship that are different. Listed below are a few of these things and their scriptural references.

Singing In The Spirit:

1 Cor. 14:15, Psalm 149:1,

Eph. 5:19

 

Lifting Up “Holy Hands”: Psalm 63:4, Psalm 134:2,

1 Tim. 2:8

 

Prophecy or Interpretation of Tongues:

1 Cor. 12:10, 1 Cor. 14

 

Word of Wisdom or Knowledge:

John 4:17, 1Cor. 2:11,12,

1Cor. 12:8

 

Being “Slain In The Spirit”:

2 Chron. 5:14, Matt. 28:4,

John 18:6, Acts 9:4

 

Flags and Banners:

Psalm 20:5, Ex. 17:15,

SS 2:4

Christian International

Leadership

Bishop Bill Hamon

Founder of CI

 

Christian International is an international ministry with churches in many countries.  The vision of the ministry is to see the kingdom of God established in the earth until the “kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our Lord and His Christ.” (Revelations 11:15)

To accomplish the Lord’s command, CI ministers, according to Ephesians 4:11-16, work to train the saints to establish the kingdom.

Apostle Leon Walters

Central Heartland Regional Director

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