Category: Features

The Official Publication of the Church of God of Prophecy

Jesus Is Too Big To Be Confined

John 1:14: “And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a Father’s only son, full of grace and truth.” There are things that are physically impossible: for example, it is impossible to keep all the wind of this world in one room. It is …

Hope after the Darkness

We view the Passion narrative with hope, knowing the “rest of the story” as Paul Harvey would say. However, the women and disciples who went to the tomb that first resurrection Sunday were overwhelmed by grief and despair. Hear the deep disappointment in the words of the men on the road to Emmaus as they …

Seeking God’s Face

  You can tell a lot about how someone is feeling just by looking at that person’s face. An expression can reveal a person’s mood- happiness, sadness, anger or annoyance. Though various modern methods of communication are available such as cell phones, e-mail, texting, and video web chat, nothing compares with face-to-face communication. You are …

A Question of Healing

Most people, when faced with overwhelming trouble or sickness, have to go through it without a miracle. This is a sad, confusing reality. We hear stories of miracles and may have experienced them, but the truth is, a greater number of people do not experience the miraculous. Is healing arbitrary? Is God unjust? Before I …

Developing Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

  Jesus said, “My house shall be called the house of prayer (Matthew 21:13). What is a House of Prayer ministry? This type of church is dedicated to the belief that nothing of lasting Kingdom value will happen apart from communion with God. Leaders are praying people, with a measurable thirst of more of God …

The Devil Made Me Do It: Can A Christian Be Demon Possessed?

  Several years ago, some church youth returned home from summer camp, excited, yet apprehensive. Some were even terrified. Youth camps have historically been a reservoir for renewal and revival. So, there was great concern at the attitudes of these young believers. What caused such alarm? The campers had been taught that a Christian could …

The God Receiver

Are you holding onto a promise that has not yet been fulfilled? Are you still hopeful that God is going to do just what He said He was going to do? Reading the familiar Nativity story, there are a lot of surprised people. We first think of the shepherds who were minding their sheep and …

Nothing is Wasted

In our chapel services, we have recently been sharing our stories with each other. Where were you born? How did you grow up? When did you first receive salvation? These are a few of the questions we answer in these devotions, which also serve to testify of God’s guidance in our lives. We don’t always …

Pastor Appreciation

When I reflect on my life as a pastor’s daughter, the memories can be classified as overwhelmingly positive. One of my earliest and fondest memories is running out our back door very early on Sunday mornings and yelling for my Dad to wait so I could walk with him to church. Cupping my tiny hand …

Pastors and Parishioners

With nearly 30 years in ministry experience, I have seen church structures of all types in countries spreading four continents. These churches reflect small house gatherings, community centers of faith, and even large religious enterprises. Some of these church type structures are small, some large, some with plain architecture and others resembling ornate colonial type …