March 14, 2012


I was asked the question “what would my recommendation be?” concerning my last post. Perhaps we as COGIC members have become impressed with ourselves and have forgotten, it is GOD who takes men up, and GOD who takes them down. Remember King Saul, he was elevated to king, but the kingdom was torn from him for disobedience.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.” (2 Chronicles 7:14–15, AV)

We’ve gotten pretty good at fasting and praying but we are not good at being humble. The requirement is first to “humble ourselves” if I may add in the sight of GOD. Then pray and seek HIS face and turn from their wicked ways. It is only then GOD said “I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sins and heal their land. Anything short of that is useless.

“Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:1–2, AV)

GOD himself said your iniquities has separated GOD and you. There are sins of omission as well as sins of commission. When you know to do good and you don’t, when you rejoice in the sin of another or as it says in II Cor. 7:1 “…,let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh as well as the spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of GOD.”

“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6, AV)
This cannot be done with physical might or willpower but only by the Spirit of GOD.

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.” (Jeremiah 6:16, AV)
No matter who you are, when we know what GOD has said about a certain thing, and we do the opposite, we have lifted that up above the word of the Most High GOD and esteemed our thoughts above those of GOD.

Seek the one who blesses, not the blessing



  1. I have attended the COGIC across the US and after arriving in Tampa was asked to transfer my license from the COG to COGIC which I would have done had I not been in a meeting with the Sr. Pastor and heard his take on the Trinity. This Elder actually gave an explaination that would have made the Jahova Witnesses correct and then he told me Jesus was dead and gone. Hmmm. I am a Seminary Graduate and been preaching for over 20 years and Jesus is not “Dead” or “Gone” he is actually sitting on the right hand of the Father (That’s two entities right there) Can you physically sit next to yourself? And exactly who did Jesus send back? The Holy Ghost (That’s three entities). I have stopped attending COGIC. The other reason I left is due to the dogmatic support of Obama and the Democrats. The Democrats have decided to support very unholy thing and the black Christian community continues to turn a blind eye in hopes of a check. Now you have to advocate homosexual and gay marriage. Will you now also Ordain Homosexuals and preform Gay marriages in the COGIC? Wake up.

    Comment by Rev. R L Stroud — May 20, 2012 @ 6:07 AM | Reply

    • Our prayer, for all who call upon the Name of Jesus Christ is;
      “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” (Ephesians 1:17–18, AV)

      Comment by R.E. Stidham — May 20, 2012 @ 7:48 AM | Reply

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