Sunday, May 18, 2008

23RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (Revised)!*

You know what? We just got in from Washington and I re-read the article I started last night, and I think that it's just going to be way too long if I continue all the way through #23. I wrote 1 - 8, but I see now that to finish all that in that format would just be overwhelming for you bloggers, so here's the shortened continuation...



Today we celebrate 23 years of MIRACLES!




Today we celebrate 23 years of BALANCE!




Today we celebrate 23 years of LIBERTY!







Today we celebrate 23 years of ANOINTING!




Today we celebrate 23 years of TRUTH!




Today we celebrate 23 years of THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION!




Today we celebrate 23 years of CHANGING LIVES!




Today we celebrate 23 years of MAKING PEACE!




Today we celebrate 23 years of CREATIVITY!




Today we celebrate 23 years of ESTABLISHING THE KINGDOM OF GOD!




Today we celebrate 23 years of FAVOR!




Today we celebrate 23 years of WORSHIP!




Today we celebrate 23 years of the MANIFESTATION OF THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!



Today we celebrate 23 years of the EXALTATION OF JESUS CHRIST!



Today we celebrate 23 years of seeing HIS KINGDOM COMING, AND HIS WILL BEING DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!



Which one of these are you celebrating today?

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*EXTRA - Hey, bloggers...it's after service (which was awesome, BTW), and we're about to get on the road for Nashville. I wanted you to know that something's going on with the posted messages...for some reason they're not going through my e-mail or to my Blackberry, so if you post something and don't see it here in a few minutes, don't re-send it. Go ahead and post your messages, and if the problem gets fixed while we're on the road I'll send them through. If not, you may not see them until tonight when I can get on line with my computer.

And you might want to write a word of congratulations to the people who were ordained today, especially the ones who are a part of the blog (particularly Dennis Caldwell who is a daily blogger)...and a special blessing to the House of Avatar...thank you so much...

Later

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO CITN FAMILY AND TO BISHOP, PASTOR DEBYE AND THE ENTIRE LEADERSHIP OF CITN. I SALUTE YOU ALL IN JESUS NAME AND BLESS GOD FOR KEEPING HIS KINGDOM WORK GOING THROUGH YOUR HANDS. I AM NEW IN CITN BUT NOT NEW TO THE BODY OF CHRIST AND KINGDOM WORK. TODAY I CELEBRATE THE BALANCE THAT GOD IS BRINGING IN MY LIFE THROUGH CITN WHICH HAS BROUGHT ME SO MUCH LIBERTY IN THE SPIRIT. SURELY THE STEPS OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE ORDERED BY GOD. I BLESS GOD FOR PUTTING MY AGENDA ON HOLD AND ALLOWING ME TO BE AT CITN AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE. I'M GLAD THAT THIS BLESSED HOUSE OF GOD IS FOCUS ON SEEING HIS KINGDOM COME AND HIS WILL BEING DONE IN EVERY LIFE BY WELCOMING EVERY ONE IN THE FATHER'S HOUSE. NOW I PRAY THAT OUR LIGHT OF SALVATION WILL SHINE BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER AND EVERY ONE CONNECTED TO THIS MINISTRY WILL EXPERIENCE THIS GREAT LIGHT. FROM THE EAST,WEST, NORTH AND SOUTH, ALL THE SON'S AND DAUGHTER'S OF CITN BE DRAWN TO THIS LIGHT AND FILL UP THE SEAT ALREADY RESERVED FOR THEM BY FAITH BECAUSE FAITH NEVER FAILS.
AND TO BISHOP AND PASTOR DEBYE MAY ALL YOUR HEART DESIRES FOR CITN IN RIGHTEOUSNESS COME TRUE AND MAY YOU GROW FROM STRENGHT TO STRENGHT AND GRACE TO GRACE, AMEN. I WILL TAKE MY LEAVE NOW TO ATTEND TO MY PATIENT'S IN NEED OF MY PRESENCE. TOGETHER IN HIS KINGDOM WE ARE MOVING FOR---WARD. LOVE. MERCY

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Yvonne said...

I celebrate all the above. Now, I know that sounds too easy but think about it. Everyday we wake up we celebrate new mercies of that day. We speak to rejoice in all that God has for us in that day, everyday. You have taught us to always celebrate Jesus, to exalt him, to celebrate each others and to love ourselves unconditionally. We welcome and love up on the holy spirit and acknowledge Him in all of our ways. I have only been in the church 8 years (new beginnings) but every day is a celebration if we practice seizing the moment so we celebrate Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the body of Christ, God's love, revelation, the word, the day, the earth, our church and you!

Thank you Bishop as we celebrate you today!

Peace and Blessings..
Yvonne

Dennis Caldwell said...

Good morning friends,
I will be celebrating all the above but what really spoke to me this morning was “seeing HIS KINGDOM COMING, AND HIS WILL BEING DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!” we are a chosen and blessed generation that is actually seeing this take place on a much larger scale (globally) than has ever been seen before. As we bridge the gaps between nations, religions, families, and men. It is very exciting to be alive today and to be a part of the Kingdom of God coming on the earth, what an awesome privilege!
I can’t wait to BITB today!

Peace on earth,
Good will toward mankind,
Dennis

Jimmie said...

Congratulations today on 23 years, Bishop! I'm looking forward to the celebration today and I know the presence of the Holy Spirit will be raining (reigning) in the house today!!

LET IT RAIN!!!

Pastor Jimmie

lhollow27 said...

So I'm sitting outside listening to the birds chirp and drinking coffee thinking I need to get my behind in the shower. It will take me 1hr 10 mins. to get to church.I gotta get mine ITB today. As I was sitting in my porch swing I had an ephiphany about streaming....WWW. World Wide Web. How can we become the Google of Spiritual food? (More thought behind that later)
Number 15 is what speaks to me. CITN has changed my life. Life circustances would have wanted me to be some meth addict, living in a trailer living off of welfare. For the record...I have never done that type of drug but that was what everyone around me was doing and that is the mentality of my family.
Through the ministry of CITN I have learned that I am better than that. Although my sister and I (and our kids) are all that we have for a core family we are living testiments of breaking strongholds. I know there is no one who would care to read about our stories of the past, but all I can tell you is about our lives NOW. This is ONLY because of the word that has been spoken through Bishop. Bishop stood in the gap of a father that we never had. Spoke hope, worthiness, faith,and favor into our lives. "YOU ARE A KING OF THE KING so you deserve a life of prosperity". Who would have thought that 9 years later my sister would be a successful business owner and me....a successful corporate professional?!?! I give all the thanks to Bishop and P.Debye for being so real and as their revelation changes they share it with us. When we didn't know how we would get through (rent, gas,food....we came to church)
When I was publically rejected from Rockdale Babtist Church for being a statistic and having a biracial daughter, I never thought I would be accepted or be able to go to church again. Not at CITN and I'm so thankful that both of my girls have a sense of belonging. Thank you Bishop for extending your vision beyond racial boundries.
Somehow, that seems so long ago and I can't imagine how I got through it. I know it was in the flow for me to move into an apartment right beside CITN. My 1st apt...lol...devine appointment.I know it is because I kept the praise close to my lips and I held tight to Bishops voice saying I deserve better. When I have a doubt or fear, it is Bishop's voice interpreting Gods word in my mind quoting scriptures of pushing through the fire without the smell of smoke. Thank you Bishop for doing what you feel is right and being led by the HS.
*Now, think about WWW, streaming, gas prices, and how we all know the treasure we have at CITN but how can we reach futher with www? Old Sales Mgr. mentality kicking in again. :)*
Love to all and will see you in a few. Bishop, 23 years of changing peoples lives....how do you feel about it? Do you really know what life would be like without you? Really?

Donald said...

Good morning and happy anniversary.
Of all the things to celebrate on the list, truth, liberty, and the American way,...I mean making peace stand out to me more than anything.
Bishop, you are a very wise and diplomatic leader. What I am saying now is genuine and appreciated. I went off on a tirade recently about people who don't tithe/support the ministry.
Your #8 entry yesterday was dead on target. The way I was ranting was so republican-ish. I apologize to anyone who is facing the problems I faced some time ago because when I was in the midst of them I couldn't support the church either but dearly wanted to. I pray that God will provide a way to any of you who are going through tough times now and that your latter days will be better than any of your former days.
NOW EVERYBODY GET OUT THERE AND CELEBRATE YOUR BOO-HINIES OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dgm2007 said...

were so doing things by the spirit and it really works. I tell my freinds about the blog there like what ur bish has a blog.. and its awesome.. i mean where do you get this stuff. I met Dennis today.. that was so cool.. i love thats its 23 years.. wow.. I always get on and just say that i love CITN.. the message today was awesome. i didnt expect to be so blessed after u were all im going to shorten the message today.. i was like what noooo but the pastors were awesome.. as was your dad and p.debye.. I love her.. im like give her the mic..plz plz..there is so much more to be done in this city.. Wow I think im celebrating the years of Favor.. wah wah wee wah.. God is so full of miracles and favor for no reason.. you cant explain God with words.. so i guess worship too.. man all of them are good.. peace out swimhead.. :)

dgm2007 said...

ps. wow hollow27 great story.. glad to read that. i was just the other night trying to google certian things fromthe HS and i just hear god cracking up like are u kidding me.. im talking to you right now.. why are u on there.. it was pretty funny.. we are all so called to each other.. and i loved today in service when u said God is God.. we always put God is with some adjective that is somewhat fitting but its so great to just say God is.. and i loved Jonah's songarue.. so good.. and the harmonies from the other guy on the guitar.. (insert name here) he was awesome and the drums were on point.. Great sunday such a flow..

linda said...

Hey Bishop
Today's service was wonderful, (as usual, but then again not as usual) God's presence was all up in it.

Big shout out to Jonah. His song was great.

The ordination was very special, I thoroughly felt God's blessings on each candidate.

Congratulations Dennis, when you took the stage I was so proud of you.

Bishop, one thing that really ministered to me was when you washed the feet of new ministers. I know that that is what Jesus did for his disciples but I have never seen it done in person before. God was all up in that, wow is all I can say
Praying for you to have a safe trip to Nashville
Peace,
Linda :0)

Ebony said...

To our newly ordained ministers, congrats, and here's to bigger and better things. Today's service was a wonderful celebration of a wonder-full place. The music, the song from Jonah (when did he get so tall and articulate and I missed it? It seems like yesterday he was in my Spanish class @ Cousins) the word, the ordination, all of it beautiful and a blessing. CITN's best days are ahead of them, and I can't wait to be a part of it. Avatar, you and yours are blessed and seated in Heavenly places, and the favor of God and Man follow you.

tracy said...

#1 embracing the now-"embrace" take up willingly, eagerly... That one speaks to me the most. That is the one that has most changed our lives at the Mathis house. To make it a lifestyle of letting go of what is past and not being afraid of the future, literally embracing WHATEVER is going on in the now and knowing it is all for good. David could not walk this morning, literally could not put feet on the floor due to some weird painful swelling. Feet look like he is a 9 month pregnant toxemic woman...anyway don't know what that is all about but could not attend this am, if the anointing from streaming was any indication-WOW. Jonah-song was great, amazing how gifted all of the kids out of the same family can be. Word awesome and timely as always. Dennis- congrats- you always have a good word and the last one was very prophetic. Lindsey- you know how we feel about you. So much strength and integrity has grown up in you the past few years...Chad- you and Lori-awesome. We love you, we love the spirit of mercy and grace that oozes out of you both. We are proud to call you friends and will support you in any way we can. Love,love, love! the Mathis Family

Anonymous said...

note to Avatar from Anon;

The IHS you almost responded to 2 blogs ago, was most likely right on. Normally people think of IHS as meaning in His service but that particular time for me it meant Inspied by Holy Spirit.

A special congratulations to all who were ordained by Bishop today.

Pastor Caldwell, you are an awesome influence in this medium. BTW, the wobble theory is from me the same as the jigsaw puzzle theory was about forty five years ago. There are four dominant wobbles in the earth including one that is very stable and is believed to have been caused by the ice age and happens on a twenty five thousand year cycle. The one I spoke of is at the point of axis. It is cemetrical most of the time but ovals out occasionaly and eventually flatens to the point that it causes a minute whipping effect that moves the earth backward slightly before continuing forward. That causes a wave of reaction in subsurface, surface and in the atmosphere. It has been noted throughout history including the Bible.

It was a great day to be ITB but I must say that the pinnocle for me came when I sat beside a man who serves this country as he enjoyed a moment of seeing the wonderful life that his Pastor has enjoyed up to this point.

There are many more wonderful moments ahead for both that man and his Pastor. I will see all of them as a witness either here or there and it will be all for my joy and that of my Lord's.

Peace to all and may the Spirit of Oneness rest with you in your dreams tonight.

Cliff Hancock said...

EXALTATION OF JESUS CHRIST!

Man is He Good.

Thanks for today Bishop.

Cliff

famman87 said...

Hey y'all...

Missed ya the last couple of days...real busy with the new job and preparing for testing tomorrow and 13 hour workday yesterday... try not to let it happen again.

All 23 are it. I've never been in such a place that you get it all every day whether you are ITB or not... BITN just makes it that much easier to get fed every day!!! I wish more of us would show up here. They just don't know what they are missing!!!

New Pastors.. Congrats!!!!

Dennis, way to go, brother. It's great to know you and to get great words and insight from you each day. Rock on! Wish you could be ITB more often.

Machion, I never equated those lyrics to that meaning before. Wow!!! Always cool to get a new perspective on something...

lhollow, awesome story. Too bad for those in your past who didn't care to know you enough and in the right spirit. Their loss, our gain, and yours. Funny how He works things out just when we are silly enough to think He isn't going to...

And SUDDENLY... that really struck me today as I've been feeling lately that I'm only hanging on by a fingernail at times... I never thought of suddenly as a calming word, but it sure was this morning.

SUDDENLY is coming for all of us,NOW. can ya dig it????

Gotta study now...

Much, much much love...

Anonymous said...

Happy 23rd Anniversary CITN, bloggers and blurkers, Bishop and Pastor Debye, Bd of Directors, Care Pastors, Staff and all of my sisters and brothers. What an awesome awesome awesome day. I love being in the now at CITN because I absolutely never ever know what is going to happen next. Our divine connections and relationships are getting deeper and deeper and God is just so absolutely phenomenal that we are truly in the rapids as well as the smooth waters all at once.

I went to a seminar on alkaline water yesterday and although it was very informational and people will be healed and helped, I just missed being around God's people. But I met one of the sweetest ladies from Florida and invited them to CITN for our anniversary and they were so very grateful and happy to be in the house on this special day. They profusely thanked me for inviting them and one of them was praying about stepping out and starting a ministry and the Lord really used today's service to answer a call to the ministry.

Bishop I was so moved to see the true humility of the washing the feet ceremony and the great love you have for your people. What an excellent job you did on the rain of the Holy Spirit. You are correct, when it rains, the wind blows, destruction happens and everything that needs to be shaken is shaken but afterwards the air is crisp and clear. We can see clearly and get born again again.

We enjoyed a awesome fellowship at Kettly and Fritz's home in celebration of Pastor Ben's ordination and the Holy Ghost party didn't stop. We laughed and prayed and fellowshipped and prayed and worshipped and enjoyed the horizontal beam of the cross!

The right hand of fellowship with the newly ordained pastors under the Now ministries was very sweet!

I praise God for you and Pastor Debye! Pastor Debye, I love your candor and your prophetic voice and the freedom you have in the Holy Ghost! It motivates, stirring the gifts up and it sets things in order. Many blessings to you!

Peace and blessings,
Yvonne



love, Yvonne

Donald said...

As always I told Her Majesty that I sure wish that we were up there this morning. But, this morning was even different.
I really wanted to meet my new friend/brother Dennis. Although we have never met I feel like I already know him.
I always say hey to the folks that I know when the camera hits them, like "Hey Johnny", "Hey Calvin", "Hey Pat", "Hey Glenn", and on and on.
This morning when the camera first panned over to where Dennis was sitting I said with the excitement of a little kid, "Ew, there's Dennis!"
Congratulations on your ordination Pastor Dennis. I look forward to when we can finally meet. As you were on the stage this morning talking, tears streamed down my face because I understand the joy of being there and it was like I could almost feel the joy you were experiencing. As I was enjoying a most excellent scooter ride this afternoon I was thinking about you and praying that God would heal you so that you will be able to also get back out there and enjoy riding again.

Anonymous said...

The purple robe they put on Jesus had no seams, symbolic maybe for no division. How I hate the wars between Christians. Oh that we could really walk in peace, with no division or competition.(E.N.)

Teezy313 said...

So...

Today was absolutely AWESOME!!! I'm kinda sad I had to leave early before Jonah sang Bishop preached(I had to sing and direct the choir at my mother's church for her family and friends' day)but I know you both did an awesome job...i'll have to get the CD next week of the message. But I did manage to come back over and see everyone get ordained today (btw congrats and blessings to all especially those who hang out here i.e. DENNIS!!!) But yeah it just stopped raining and I thought to myself that I should blog something and so here I am...

Now..

What next Bish? Rephrase that...What next Holy Ghost?

Coming in from the rain to warm up by the FIRE!!!

TEEZY

Nation of Worship and P.Jimmie...AWESOME SONG CHOICES!!

mayam said...

What a celebration today! Congratulations to all who were ordained...Pastor Caldwell, you will know greatness among men, moreso because of what you perceive than what you actually speak.

...and thank you Jonah for the sound...such a gentle anointing and sweet spirit...

Avatar Household:
Walking in faith looks mighty good on you! You are more than sewers -you are also magnificent seeds...grow in peace, love, joy and prosperity!
Love ya,

Tom said...

Congratulations,Dennis and the rest who were ordained today into the ministry.May God bless the work of your hands,give you clear vision and give you favor with all men.Amen

Bishop Swilley and CITN happy Anniversary!I love the freedom of the Spirit that exists CITN and that diversity is celabrated,not just tolerated,and the future is looked upon in a positive manner.

Bishop I so agree with you that we are seeing Romans chapter 8: come to pass.The whole world is experiencing birth pangs and the the Holy Spirit is going to birth through us something wonderful and beyond our wildest dreams.

Grace,peace and joy be upon you all.

Friend4Life said...

Happy "23" CHURCH IN THE NOW!! Today's service was so sweet, Bishop. I really enjoyed singing "Total Praise" with the choir!!

Jonah-When's the next song? That was so "Awesome"

Congrats on all the new pastors!! Bishop, you washing their was moving to me.

Safe travels.

Love ya all,
L.W.

Laura said...

Wow CITN
Did we party or did we party?
Although I never wanted to leave the stage (choir). All respect to the head of the house but when it's like that, I want to stay.

Congrads. Dennis oops Pastor Dennis

Pastor Chad congrads Dude

Bishop when I saw your right hand man standing by your side I knew you had to go. Thanks for taking time to say hey to me. I really do have something to say to you but maybe next time. I know your a busy man. Respect

Send the rain
Send the rain
Send His Reign
Send His Reign
Sorry Pastor Jimmie I know I can confuse people
But that's how I see this song.

Dennis Caldwell said...

Good evening BITN family,
Thank you all so much for all the congratulations; you all that have expressed that here on the blog and those of you that were in the service today. There really are not sufficient words to express how thrilled and moved I was to be at CITN this morning; especially the honor and privilege to be ordained by my friend, brother, and Bishop Jim Swilley. To see Bishop Swilley show such humility in the washing of our feet was also quite humbling and very touching for me. At that moment I felt a bond between us was birthed out of that act that I cannot describe and will never forget. Thank you Bishop for all you have done for me and the way in which you taught me by example a lesson that I could not have gotten any other way. Pastor Debye your word was very anointed and encouraging; when you start preaching it is “goose bump time”. A special thanks to the Bishops Mother and Father for their blessings and words of encouragement; this also was an honor for my wife and I. I was so encouraged by all the prayers and words spoken over my wife and I. I will not forget these. My wife and I were also made to feel very much at home by all the church family at CITN and we appreciate that. We are already talking about how we can come back again. To those of you that had a word of prophecy for me after the ordination I did not take this lightly and have kept it in my heart.
Thank you anon. famman87….maybe we can get together next time….Good to meet you too dgm2007….thank you Linda….thank you Tracy, prophecy yes…..thank you anon. for your encouragement…thanks teezy313…..thanks for that word mayam …..Thanks tom…..thanks friend4life……thanks laura…..thank you too Donald, yes the joy was overwhelming and thank you for your prayers. I owned a trike before and didn’t really care for it. But I have been looking at some of those kits you put on a goldwing with the two wheels in the back they even make one now that you can actually lean the bike in a curve; they say it handles great. My brother builds custom bikes.

My prayers go out for Reba and Dony and all the Rambo family.

If I missed anyone thank you too.

Peace on Earth,
Dennis

Avatar said...

Maybe English words will form in my heart tomorrow about today.
For now,
N-a-m-a-s-t-e, ALL--ITB and BITN.

Pastor Dennis
Pastor Machion
Pastor Chad
Pastor Lindsey
Pastor Cliff
Pastor Ben
how good it is just to type your new names.

Anon@8, cool.
Ebony, Mayam, for the water on our roots, thank you!

Bishop.
Pastor Debye.
El Shaddai gave us you.
That's all I'm sayin'!

Happy 23, ALL.

Anonymous said...

It just seems to me, that a true move of the Spirit would show up in the offerings too. Just a thought.

lhollow27 said...

Pastor Dennis- Lhollow here. Both CremeB and I gave a high 5 when you were called up. As Bishop was going over your bio, we looked at each other and said, "That must be Dennis!" Way to go! Sorry, that I didn't come down and say hello, my girls nearly caused me to slip a bad word word during service. jk. :)
I can't imagine how humbling it must have been for our Bishop to wash your feet. It was emotional for me as an observer. What a visual testiment of honor and loyalty.
Pastor Chad Smith- I don't know if he blogs but I have been trying to remember where I knew Chad. I worked with Chad years ago when the O'Charley's opened up in Conyers.*Before CITN for me* The Lord has done amazing things in both of our lives. It hit me when I heard him talk on stage Sunday. Awesome...YOU ROCK!
Sunday was awesome and a blogger listed below something i find very interesting. I heard this:
Send the rain
Send the rain
Its In His Reign
Its In His Reign
God is good all the time. Thanks for the kind comments about the story. love ya'll- Lhollow

linda said...

Good Morning Bishop and bloggers
I pray that everyone has a great week and everything you set your hand to prospers
woke up to the sound of rain, let it rain Lord, wash away the dross and leave the pure gold!
Especially praying for Pastors Rheba, Donnie and family today.
and for you too Bishop as you read the eulogy (sorry, can't spell)
Love you
Linda :0)

Avatar said...

Speaking Peace to friends and family at Dottie Rambos homegoing celebration.

Dear Lord. "I Call Him Lord" started as those words were typed.
You ARE Mighty God and King, Bread of Life, Light of Darkness, Door of Heaven, the Fountain That Never Shall Run Dry! Jehovah, Messiah is Lord!

Avatar said...

Anon@126, it could seem that way.
But Job might have a different perspective?

Here's another one. He's already done the "loud noise" thing. Could the Spirit be moving one heart, one epiphany at a time?

I "accidentally" [too long to explain] listened to Bishop's 1-6-08 message this morning, given the day after the Walk of Faith. In addition to teaching on the epiphany that each heart must come to, he spoke about being able to see the clear changes in some of the Walk participants hearts, the sacrifices he saw in some who attended.

As each heart at CITN sets on fire, more will be able to see a true move of the Spirit that Jesus and the Father, Bishop and Pastor Debye and others see.

Lindsey P said...

Truth and changing lives really speak to me today. We're changing lives by telling the truth of His love...

Yesterday was so amazing and surreal. My comfort zone wasn't even in the building! God was totally telling me "ok, girlfriend time to pull up them boot straps".

Seriously, I can't imagine who I would be today w/o CITN(Bishop, Pastor Debye,everyone)
Yesterday stands as a monument in my life for so many different reasons. When I was 12 I started writing letters to my FH and prayers to God(future husband). In so many entries I wrote/prayed that my husband and I would be able to do something for Him together. Scott and I have always been a team, but I felt like yesterday we took it to the next level. I'm excited about what God has instore for us. Also, I'm excited for what God has for me. I don't even understand it all, but I am excited and open to what He wants!! "To worship Him I live...."
Bishop & Pastor Debye, I love you both so much. Thank you for choosing to see me after the spirit. I'm so honored. Thank you!!

I have never felt so loved as I did yesterday. Thank you to everyone for the amazing words and for being so loving and accepting of me!! I guess I didn't really realize how much "family" I have. I am sooo loved!!!

Congrats to all the other Pastors!! I feel honored to have shared the day with you all!

Lindsey

Anonymous said...

To Anon at 1:26

The true move of the Spirit is showing up in the offering everytime someone gives what they have with a thankful heart.

I do feel your frustration though.

The Spirit in the offering told me that Avatar is wise in the saying that there is one epiphany at a time being recieved.

Although the windows of heaven are eternally open the recipient of the blessings being poured out must be willing to recieve.

There is not anything that has been agreed upon in faith and asked in the name of the Son that will not be granted to those who recieve what has been asked for.

famman87 said...

Afternoon,you fab-u-lous bloggers!!!

to the new pastors I addressed yesterday, I am SOOO sorry. I called you by your old names without thought. Please know I meant no disrespect.

Pastor Dennis, the tenderloin was awesome, sorry you missed it!!!

P. Lindsey, you are such an awesome woman. I have always thought of you as Pastor, as long as I've had the honor of knowing you. I truly appreciate the way you have always been so great to me and my kids through, some really rough stuff, even if I don't deserve it. I hope you really do know how much you are loved and honored, especially from this house. It's immeasurable.
(Your AH, too. Please tell him that #3 is my favorite.)So much to come... Suddenly...

mayam said...

Bishop and Pastor Debye:
Joyful hearts, peaceful spirits, and cheerful givers...seekers, sewers/sowers, psalmists, reconcilers, and believing bloggers...these are some of the offspring of your faith and among the testimonies of your obedience. Look...as far as you can see....

Laura said...

Pastor Lindsey congrads girl.
All the rest of the pastor's congrad's.

Dennis Caldwell said...

We are home, Wow what a weekend. Something inside me is telling me my life will never be the same because of it. I don’t want to go on and on but I am so grateful to Bishop and all of my family in Christ there at CITN. Also wanted to tell you all how comfortable you made my wife and I, we certainly did not feel like strangers there. Thank you for all your hospitality especially famman87…..grilled tenderloin!...your not as sorry as I am that I missed it. I want to say congratulations to all the other pastors as well.

I have GOT TO go and visit the sandman now; catch you all tomorrow.

Peace,
Dennis

vaughn said...

Hey Pastor Dennis, this is VaughEvan with my 2 other blog names, and I was promised a blog address from you! Do you remember now! I met you toward the end and it was a blessing to meet a fellow blogger! You have the mind of Christ and I love reading your blogs. I know God is going to do a great work through you!

Yesterday was way cool and I was very humbled by our Bishop to experience the visual of a foot washing and the kiss! That is such a Jesus thing to do! And then today the blog was about love! How cool is that!

Peace and blessings,

Rev. Dennis D. Caldwell said...

Oh…Congratulations Judah! I want you to know that you are an amazing young man. Every time I have heard you speak or sing I cannot hardly believe how talented, anointed, and gifted you are – far beyond your years. It is obvious that you are going to be great in the work of the Kingdom.

I wanted to get over and say hello, and shake your hand Sunday but there was too much going on and I didn’t get the chance.

Also Jonah….Wow Sunday’s song was great I loved it! definitely my kind of music, loved the guitar too.
I don’t know If you guys read the blog but maybe someone will tell you what I said.

Peace,
Dennis