Category: 2019

The Official Publication of the Church of God of Prophecy

Breakout to your Breakthrough

Michael Plumley | Cleveland, Tennessee “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Many of us are familiar with this iconic line spoken by Dorothy from the famous movie, The Wizard of Oz, produced in 1939. Dorothy’s home was a place of familiarity for the young girl, her aunt and uncle’s farm in the …

When To Say No

Elias Rodriguez | Cleveland, Tennessee But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said, “When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive; he gave gifts to his people.” (When it says, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended …

What Now God?

Allen Alube | Cleveland, Tennessee Have you ever wondered what God has called you to do in this earthly life? When did you realize your call into the ministry, and after that call, what did you do then? As born-again believers, we are here on a mission to serve God and His people. Serving God …

Perfection

Ana Weathers | Westmoreland, Tennessee Do you remember playing the game Perfection when you were a kid? There are so many pieces to try and fit into the correct spots before the timer goes off. Add in the suspenseful element of the countdown timer, that will make all the pieces go flying if you don’t …

Is COGOP Pentecostal?

Dr. Elias Rodriguez | Cleveland, Tennessee Many years ago, members of the Church of God of Prophecy were taught the COGOP was not a Pentecostal Church. I assume that this teaching was based on past eagerness to differentiate us from other churches and denominations, and to establish ourselves as “the Church of God of the …

Another Comforter

Randy Howard | Cleveland, Tennessee Let’s jump into this idea of Spirit participation in leadership development with the Bible phrase “another Comforter.” We know this was the term Jesus used in the Gospel of John as He described the Holy Spirit He would send, and we have learned this phrase in Greek is paraclete, or …

Making God’s Word Effective in our Lives

Sam N. Clements | General Overseer 1 Peter 1:23-25 “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: …

Is Jesus A Doormat?

Melody Kinzer | Lewisburg, Tennessee Recently my niece asked, “Was Jesus a doormat? I mean, by society’s standard?” My father’s recent passing had awakened questions in several of our younger family members who have not yet made a complete commitment to serving Christ. My first, gut reaction was a resounding, “No!” However, as the Holy …

The Person

Ana Weathers | Westmoreland, Tennessee There have been seasons in my life where I felt the presence of Jesus tangibly, more intimately than ever before; times when I have said, “I’ve never felt closer to God than I do right now.” In those seasons, I’m fully confident in His goodness, His faithfulness, and His promises. …

Why Fasting?

Michelle Brooks-Young | Lebanon, Tennessee “Whatever you do, don’t stand up for that!” My then five-year-old daughter was astounded. A few moments before, our pastor had asked each family to commit to a two-week fast. Bethany had leaned in close, cupped her tiny hand around my ear, and whispered, “What does that mean?” I attempted …