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The Message Gets Through

Dean Merrill |Colorado Springs, Colorado An Excerpt from Miracle Invasion Following is a story featured in the new book Miracle Invasionby Dean Merrill. The book, released by Broadstreet Publishing, was produced in conjunction with the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) to profile the gifts of the Spirit currently operating in the world. Two stories from …

Deny, Take Up, And Follow

Tim Atterberry |Louisville, Kentucky “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” Luke 9:23 If any of us were surveyed during the time of Jesus, particularly before His death, we would have likely said the cross was just a torturous tool used by …

A Cry From The Cross

Marsha Robinson | Editor for the White Wing Messenger “Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’ which is translated, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken …

What Our Kids Need To Know About Easter

Kathy Creasy | Cleveland, Tennessee Too often, when children think about Easter, they focus on bunnies, eggs, and other secular symbols and traditions of the holiday. Do our children understand the significant truths that came to life as Christ was crucified and then resurrected from the dead?  Here are a few biblical truths our children can …

Joy Comes In The Morning

Dr. Elías Rodríguez | CBL Faculty Even though God created nighttime for man to rest, and He said it was good, the darkness of night has been used to represent difficult moments in our lives. When we are going through painful situations, we usually compare these to the dark of night. Illness, separation from family …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Benefits of Biblical Fasting

Dr. Fred A. Lawson | Cleveland, Tennessee The Scriptures seem to suggest that God honors fasting when performed as a token of deep and sincere dedication. It is a biblical way to truly humble ourselves in the sight of God. Fasting and prayer can restore the loss of the “first love” for our Lord and …