Saturday, June 14, 2008

This Weekend...(and Happy Father's Day)

Hey bloggers, I'm just going to leave this article posted for the whole weekend, so I wanted to add this picture in honor of Father's Day. It's one of my favorites, taken Christmas before last (you can tell how much Jonah has grown since then), of me with my Dad and my sons (with a special shout out to my beautiful daughter)...

Happy Father's Day!

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42 comments:

Anonymous said...

CELEBRATING MY 47TH BIRTHDAY TODAY, THESE AE MY THOUGHTS.

SONG OF PRAISE
I WILL EXALT YOU LORD,
FOR THOU HAS LIFTED ME,
ABOVE MY ENEMIES,
AND YOUR BANNER OVER ME IS LOVE.

TESTIMONY
LITTLE DID MY PARENTS KNEW THAT THE NAME [MERCY] THEY GAVE ME AT BIRTH WAS PROPHETIC. ALL THEY KNEW WAS AFTER THE BIRTH OF THEIR FIRST CHILD AND DAUGHTER WHO DIED BEFORE AGE FIVE TO MEASLES, A SON WAS BORN. THEN COMES ME ANOTHER DAUGHTER AND OUT OF FEAR OF ANOTHER DEATH, THEY CRIED MERCY LORD. OUT OF GRATITUDE THEY SEE ME AS GOD's MERCY FOR THEIR PREVIOUS HEART BREAK. ALL MY 47 YREARS OF LIFE, THE HAND OF GOD'S MERCY IS UPON ME. I LIVE BY GOD'S MERCY EVERY DAY. HIS MERCY HAS COVERED ME DURING TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS. HE HAS SO FAR BLESSED MY LIFE BECAUSE OF HIS MERCY. HE HAS GIVEN ME MORE THAN ENOUGH IN EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE BY HIS MERCY. HE HAS SURROUNDED ME WITH WONDERFUL FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CHURCH FAMILY.
ONE DAY I HEARD HIS VOICE IN PRAYER WHICH SAYS, MERCY, 'I AM TAKING YOU TO A LEVEL OF WHERE IT IS NO LONGER WHAT I WILL DO FOR YOU BUT WHAT YOU WILL DO FOR ME' AFTER THAT, THE BURDEN AND CONCERN FOR GOD'S CHILDREN BECAME SO STRONG IN MY LIFE LEADING ME TO INTERCESSORY MINISTRY AND KINGDOM WORK. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

BIRTHDAY PRAYER REQUEST TO THE LORD.
PSALM 27;4 THE ONE THING I ASK OF THE LORD-THE THING I SEEK MOST-
IS TO LIVE IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE, DELIGHTING IN THE LORD'S PERFECTIONS AND MEDITATING IN HIS TEMPLE. AMEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH MY BLOG FAMILY FOR BEING MY SPIRITUAL IRON, THANK YOU PASTOR BEN, FRITZ, PASTOR CAROLINE, LARRY, LOU, KETTELY , YVONNE FOR JOINNING ME IN USHERING IN JUNE 14TH 20008 IN PRAYER. ABOVE ALL THANK YOU PASTOR DEBYE AND THE BISHOP OF ROCKDALE/SPIRITUAL FATHER, JIM SWILLEY FOR ENRICHING MY LIFE WITH THE REVELATION OF THE TRUE AND REAL GOD, TO MY HUSBAND IN NIGERIA FOR HIS BEAUTIFUL COVERING GARMENT OVER MY LIFE THANK YOU.

BISHOP I AM WAITING FOR A WORD OF BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS FROM YOU.
LOVE MERCY.

Anonymous said...

BISHOP I LOVE YOUR POSTING, PICTURES AND SONG FOR TODAY AND I FELT A BEAUTIFUTL SENSATION IN BY BELLY. AS WE PREPARE FOR KIM CLEMENT VISIT, I WANT US TO KOWN THAT IN THE BIBLE DAYS, PROPHETS WERE SOUGHT AFTER AND RESPECTED AS GODS ORACLE. WHEN PROPHETS APPEARED TO ANY GATHERING, THINGS CHANGE FOR GOOD. THE PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED, STRENGHTHENED,COMFORTED AND DELIEVERED. WHEN PROPHETS APPEAR, GOD IS READY TO SPEAK TO HIS PEOPLE THROUGH THE PROPHETIC MANTLE. THE STORY OF THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES IN EZEKIEL 37 WILL BRING IT HOME AND THE STORY OF THE FAMINE IN SAMARIA 2 KING 6 24-33, 2KING 7 1-10.
I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A SET TIME FOR CITN TO REACH OUT AND CLAIM WHAT GOD HAS ORDAINED.

LOVE, MERCY

Anonymous said...

Mercy,
You are a bursting flame that can light up the darkness, yet make the day get brighter too.

Free Bird

Laura said...

Personal Jesus bu Johnny Cash was playing when I came on. How ironic. That's what we all want
but please share.

This weekend is going to be an spirit awakening move of Jesus.
See Ya tonight.

Izumi/JOY said...

HOW FUN!

* Orange road sign = construction or maintenance warning. Apex offers
direction amidst a clear, blue background.

If a picture paints a thousand words - wow. Communication lines, a tree & a house - all beside the word, PREPARE.

* 4 God soo loved the world? I just discovered that European farmers used to paint their barns with a tawny-colored oil derived from the seed of the flax plant. Fascinating how some theories attribute the red color to wealthy farmers adding blood or rust to the oil mixture.

* Looks like the figure in the "Prophetic" poster is about to dance

(personal check list: Goggles - check, Zip-Lock baggies (to bring back manna) - check

Immodium - check, Dramamine - check, kick-off shoes, check, deodorant - check)

* "Possibilities" poster looks &
sounds like Willie Nelson warbling, "as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines."

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Mercy!
I am so excited that the weekend is here! I have been waiting to hear the Prophetic Word from God and the anticipation has been like Christmas is to my small children. Daddy has many great gifts in his pocket for us all and I am running down the drive to meet him. Daddy what did you bring us???

Avatar said...

Hey, Mercy.
I'm not Bishop, but I speak blessings to you on this day of your birth. Thank you for interceding for ALL of us. The gift of you to this body is a birthday blessing for us all.

Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Mercy. You are so gracious to know that although I was praying and was there in the spirit. It was as if God said, to be still and know that He is God. Well, I told you I was having a physical challenge and on my way to your home, my condition worsened. So I trust that God is perfecting everything that concerns me. I am feeling great today.

Again this morning I was on my way to minister downtown to the homeless and again I was turned in another direction, I continue to trust God. I know that God orders my steps and I just have to rely on His sovereignty to know that I was exactly where He wanted me to be.

I do want you to know I have been deep intercession throughout yesterday evening and the early hours of this morning so it is all God!

Mercy, you are so very precious to the kingdom of God and the body of Christ as you lay your life down in intercession daily and teach us on such a deep level what true intercession is and we thank you for your obedience and the spiritual nuggets that you have imparted to us over this past year as they have become priceless and eternal! What a blessing you are, what a dear sister and faithful friend!

Your name is very prophetic and God has caused you to exemplify more mercy every time someone calls your it. You are the proverbs 31 woman that is spoken about in the word of God and we bless and celebrate you today, Mercy.

Today we celebrate you in the spirit and a birthday dinner in the natural and we love you very much!

Happy 47th Birthday and an infinity more!

May Goodness and Mercy continue to follow you every day of this year and all the years to come...
Yvonne

Avatar said...

IZUMI-JOY! Ohhh, how we've missed you! Enjoying your pic responses [and prep list] because they are sooo YOU!

I don’t know what my spirit is seeing and praying today, but I keep going back to “Yesterday’s” pictures--and they are speaking loudly—

Motherboard man appears to have the map of a city in his mind--overflowing.

A dissected earth is spirit-centered and in order

Open to taking it all in—sun-flow, water-flow, power!

And the Future Is Now. I don’t know what it is about seeing “old” science fiction movies. At least a part of it is that they are encouraging and inspiring—in a “They knew that then, what do I know now?” way.

Praying today without understanding.
Preparing 4 prophetic possibilities.
Grateful again for the gifts you daily give to us, Bishop.
You make it a no-brainer to see a God who does the same.

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

A thousand blessings on you today, Mercy…the day, 47 years ago, in which a particular word that God wanted to say to the earth became flesh and began to dwell among us…I always recognize your posts immediately because YOU WRITE IN ALL CAPS, which is symbolic to me of the authority that you express in the Spirit realm…you and your beautiful family are loved and appreciated…

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

Izumi! I'm killing the fatted calf!

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

And thanks, everyone else...

Avatar, I spend way too much time trying to find just the right pictures (actually, it's very therapeutic for me)...but I appreciate the comments...

'The Future Is Now' was a great find, and I'm sure I'll use it permanently somewhere...

Anonymous said...

THE-FUTURE IS NOW.

FUTURE-IS THE NOW.

IS-NOW THE FUTURE.

NOW-THE FUTURE IS.

Free Bird.

Nancy~ said...

Slippin' away, sittin' on a pillow
Waitin' for night to fall
A girl and a dream, sittin' on a pillow
This is the night to go to the celebrity ball


Dress up tonight, why be lonely?
You'll stay at home and you'll be alone
So why be lonely?
Sittin' alone, sittin' on a pillow
Waitin' to climb the walls
Maybe tonight, depending how your dream goes
She'll open her eyes when he goes to the celebrity ball

Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music
Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music
Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music


Happy Birthday, Mercy!

Larry Usher said...

Happy Birthday Mercy!!!

Yes you were named appropriately for sure except maybe a Mega or Super in front would have been more befitting of you! Thank you for being an example for the rest of us of God's heart in prayer. You have a sweet spirit and I am blessed to call you friend.

Izumi-Joy, your absence has been felt-good to "see" you again!! I too am ready for the wind of the Spirit to blow through our fair "city". New wine for new wineskins!

I'm not going back, I'm moving ahead... I will follow you forward!

Love to all & see you 2nite!,

Larry

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

Nancy...a prophetic exhortation about tonight's service in a Three Dog Night song? For me it doesn't get any better than that...thanks!

Anonymous said...

When the opening to the ark was closed and it started to Rain, I would have to think that those on the outside hit their hands on the side of the ark to get Noah to open the door so they could get
out of the rain and what was coming as a result of the rain.

I am about to leave the climate controlled atmosphere of my home and go stand in the heat outside of a building and in the spirit bang on the door until it opens so I can get into the REIGN and I can't wait to see what happens as a result of that REIGN.

Free Bird

Erik said...

Hello you Wonderfuls,

Yesterday’s YITN scrip quote fits perfectly with all that I have seen, see, or will see. Tonight’s gathering has already been, is and will be. It is blessed. A gathering in the clearing, big bon pur(fire), dancing, and singing, movin’ to the groovin…. Then somebody said, play that funky music prophet, play that funky music now…… It is excellent, and filled with peace and edification – it is the opening ceremony. The aroma of the cooking fatted calf, enjoy and take what and as much as is desired, there is plenty, and there is plenty for the event that is already implanted that this is a ceremony for. Peace is in hand. Enjoy. Bless. Receive. Give. Edify. Relish the aspects of The Spirit that have been infused that tonight celebrates. All is assured. The testimony of The Spirit rings and wrings through every heart, everywhere. The Spirit Is, God Is, The Anointed One Is. Elohim Is. We Are. I will enjoy the Spirit broadcast from Conyers through the fabric, like incense. My smeller is expecting.

There was a story I read a while back. It was a suspense novel during the time of Stalin in the then Soviet Union. The main character was a Russian woman who was on an intense mission for Stalin following WW2. On her quest, she had a pass from Stalin that consisted of a red star, on a paper signed by him. This pass overrode any rank, security, block and granted her access anywhere in their empire at any time. She had Stalin’s authority (Like Joseph had Pahroh’s) . Because Stalin’s authority was total, so was hers as she was on this mission. I thought of this story while listening to Bishop’s message from the Sunday after Israel and Palestine. June 2 I think.

Bishop, you have the complete pass woven into your heart from God. The Holy Spirit gives you pass above any human authority. Those who see you know it, and for those who cling to the empty human authority, HS displays the pass through your spirit, words, impact. Those clingers then concede This overrides religion, doubt, government (which is on His shoulder) fear, dis – ease , pride, all isms, all ists, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. It truly is ALL access, the universal translator.

Erik said...

A few days ago, someone wrote asking something to the effect of .. ‘ is CITN trying to blend all religions, ‘ apparently upset with that idea, and apparently making religion like God. Making a God out of religion.

Religions are like languages. Language is the vehicle for verbal communication. It is not the essence of communication. Bulgarian, Swahili, Russian, Hebrew, English, Arabic, Chinese, and Hindi are all equivalent vehicles for verbal communication. One is not superior to the other. Certainly, they each are more comfortable and internalized in though and expression for those who grew up in the cultures that speak them. They are all ‘native’ languages, but none are THE native language of humanity, nor are they the essence of expression of the heart and soul we each express from. They are tools, man made options , utterances, to share experience verbally and in writing with each other. Those we share cultures with understand differently than those we do not. The same is with religion and spiritual culture. It is not necessary for me to speak Finnish to know a native of Finland is a supreme creation of Elohim, sharing the same Creator I have in this exceptional existence. We may not understand each other’s language (religion) but that means nothing compared to who we are as masterpieces of Elohim.

Why would we want to combine all religions, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, French, Korean, Polish, Farsi, are all beautiful. We all relate with God, and with each other and ourselves. We all desire God, desire love for ourselves and love of each other. The language (religion) we express that in is a tool for the experience. It is a subset of our Spirit. Religion is NOT God. Religion, Power, Money, Sex, Gluttony, - all when made our god, diminish, when submitted to God, edify.

All who exits, have existed, will exist bow down, confess, live dependant upon what we perceive as God, The Anointed One, The Christ, Elohim, Allah, G-D, on and on. Living each moment declares it. We have been given choice, and we all have ALREADY chosen. That is plain by our existence. Peace He gave to Us, not as the created, but as the Creator. It has been finished. Enjoy. Relax. Be it.

Lisa said...

Thank you Awsome Father for your Powerful Word tonight. I am blown away by what I learned and seen and felt via streaming!!!!!! You are a Beautiful God a Generous God No words are available in my vocabulary at this time to express my gratitude to you!!!!

Izumi/JOY said...

Thanks, Bish! (hope there's rice, too.) But, if not, I hear there's corn in Egypt...

About tonight's service: BLUTIMUS! (Thank you a bazillion times, Prophet Clement. I receive.)

Hey Avatar & Larry - good to "see" you!

Happy Father's Day!

mayam said...

Happy Birthday, Mercy!
Happy Father's Day, Bishop!
Bloggers...Oh Happy DNA!

See you tomorrow; or rather, later today,
meanwhile,
Rest easy,
mayam

Anonymous said...

New! New! New for the Future and the Future is Now! God is pulling the vision of his plans for us, out of us. He is in us, inspiring us with His Love and Life like we've never presumed before. Our praises will be New. Our ways unsupposable. Our words and message a New report, not yet spoken to those on the Earth. Our faces shining with a countenance not yet seen among those in the Earth. Our love for Him, each other, and ALL the world our banner. This life is for and in You! This joy and affliction is for and in You! This calling is for and inside of You! A revelation in His authority and power to bring His Kingdom Now on the Earth. Laugh in the secret place with our God, Laugh for your enemies are made an alliance in His power, for His plans are so high above mans. His ways are beyond perception and He is calling them out of US for this day! We share in His capture of His own, with His ultimate unconditional Spirit love as our ever-present guide. So be it!

Amen and Amen

ScottyB

Anonymous said...

Mercy is the most wonderful of words spoken.

It is the first concept that I embraced at the moment of my recognition that God is love (the summer of my sixth birthday).

What a gracious gift of love to name a child Mercy.

You are blessed, Daughter of God most high. Happy Birthday!

We all love mercy.

Anonymous said...

I'm singing in the REIGN
Just singing in the REIGN
What a glorious feeling
I'm happy again

I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
'Cause the SON'S in my heart
And I'm ready for love

Free Bird

"elle" said...

That DNA... wow... darn nifty asset, huh?!

I see a mighty army!

I am ready for the glory of tomorrow...

Happy Father's Day, dads!

Anonymous said...

Happy Father's Day, Bishop.

Shannon

Mystic said...

Happy Birthday, Mercy...have a really great day!

To our Dads (both natural and spiritual): Happy Father's Day!

Izumi/Joy! Welcome Back! It's just so nice to see your keystrokes again!

Erik...good stuff.

Just have a minute but I wanted to stop in to say Hey to y'all...so 'HEY Y'ALL!' See ya tonight for KC Part 2! I'm somewhere...in the future...and I look MUCH better than I look right now! Halal to Jah!

Erik said...

Recently Bishop spoke into the future of CITN , prophesied about material wealth. How we will all chase after providing funds for relief or funds for a project as fervently as we might otherwise chase after receiving funds. People will know CITN is the place to go and receive, be invested in materially and spiritually. It is already known to everyone that if spiritual abundance is desired, CITN is NOW the place to go. Want edifying, get it here; need peace, come on in we have plenty; want acceptance, so much it is spilling out the doors; want intercession, no problem; want blessing and agreement, we’re in; most of all, want Love, so much , the more we give, the more is in the storehouse. Ask anybody here for any of it, since we all have billions of any of it. Material wealth follows, and is manifesting as we read. Praise God !!!!


Tonight’s service is full of blessing, knowledge, edification and prophesy. Every bit of it is available for everyone, so bring lots of bags, plenty to take home and feast on long after tonight. Any prophesy given to individuals will go into them first, and then blast out in a prism across the sanctuary. Want some blue, help yourself, there is plenty to go around and leftovers to boot. Red, by all means, violet of course (maximum there) , yellow, dig in. Whichever part desired for everyone else, and the combo meals are all available, mix & match. Tonight, there is no over indulging, simply receiving pressed down, shaken together and running over. Abundance in spirit and prophecy for each and ALL.

Anonymous said...

It is really awesome to see what all God is doing at and through our church! I feel so privileged to be a part of all of this! I just wanted to drop in to encourage you Bishop and to tell keep on keepin' on! I am in awe of how God is all over what you say, and it's an inspiration to me!

Anonymous said...

I just love good REIGNY day and a REIGNY night.

Free Bird

G8TRGRL said...

I Love a Rainy(Reigny) Night
(Eddie Rabbit)

Well I love a reigny night
Well I love a reigny night
I love to hear the thunder
Watch the lightning
When it lights up the sky
You know it makes me feel good

* * *
Well I love a reigny night
It's such a beautiful sight
I love to feel the reign
On my face
To taste the reign on my lips
In the moonlight shadow

***
Showers wash
All my cares away
I wake up to a sunny day
'Cause I love a reigny night
Yes I love a reigny night
Well I love a reigny night
Well I love a reigny night...!

"elle" said...

Just got home from the 'rents' a short time ago, so I'm not tuning in tonight. But check out the new photo and meet the BEST DAD IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE (who would absolutely pulverize me if he knew I posted this)! That's my pops :) He's amazing! (And I just KNOW I'm his favorite... tee-hee...)

Winning Women said...

Ok Bishop, you called me out this morning. Yes I have a computer and I do visit your blog periodically- I had not been on in a while...

Nice picture of the Swilley men!
Happy Father's Day.

Cliff Hancock said...

Happy Fathers Day Bishop

Thank you for provoking greatness in me

Thank you for seeing me by the Spirit

Thank you for your courage

Thank you for your steadfast committment to Truth

It is a wonderful thing to live an inspired life, your co operation with the Holy Ghost has helped me live an inspired life and be a part of an inspiring ministry.

Love Cliff

I have had very limited access to the web of late. I sure miss you all.

dgm2007 said...

just stopping by to say hello.. no pc access today.. until now.. luv it all.. peace and good night..

Anonymous said...

Peace and blessings to you all!

Comparing beliefs, faiths, religions to languages of the world is a far stretch to show any similarities to the God we serve. It is a known and proven fact that the God of the Bible is not the God of most other religions.

The lure of false doctrine is that it presents itself as the truth. It appears as a corrective measure to established doctrine. It is propagated by those who are certain they have discovered some new revelation of truth or a better interpretation of old, established truth. Either way, they are convinced they are right and everyone else is wrong.

That is Satan's oldest trick. He appeals to our self-conceit and leads us into self-deceit. When he first approached Eve, Satan questioned the integrity of God's command and appealed to her selfish desire to be like God. It was that same desire that had led to his own fall in the first place. And there is something selfish enough in all of us to want to believe that we can know what no one else knows. C.S. Lewis said, What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could "be like gods."...

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

Hello to Anonymous who wrote about the satanic deception of observing other religions...I don't have time to respond right now because I have appointments to meet, but I'll post your comment later and respond to it when I have some time...

Thanks for your concern...

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

"Anonymous" posted this today (6/16)...


“Peace and blessings to you all!

Comparing beliefs, faiths, religions to languages of the world is a far stretch to show any similarities to the God we serve. It is a known and proven fact that the God of the Bible is not the God of most other religions.

The lure of false doctrine is that it presents itself as the truth. It appears as a corrective measure to established doctrine. It is propagated by those who are certain they have discovered some new revelation of truth or a better interpretation of old, established truth. Either way, they are convinced they are right and everyone else is wrong.

That is Satan's oldest trick. He appeals to our self-conceit and leads us into self-deceit. When he first approached Eve, Satan questioned the integrity of God's command and appealed to her selfish desire to be like God. It was that same desire that had led to his own fall in the first place. And there is something selfish enough in all of us to want to believe that we can know what no one else knows. C.S. Lewis said, What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could "be like gods."...”



Hello Anonymous,

I don’t know if you’re the anonymous who raised the question here the other day about studying other religions or not, but I did want to address a couple of things that you said in this comment, so I waited to post it until I had the opportunity to write something about it. And let me start by saying that I don’t have the time or interest to engage you in debate on the subject, so if this doesn’t satisfy you, then just assume that we’re deceived and pray for us.

As far as what Erik wrote about the languages of the world, I’ll leave it up to him to defend his statement to you if he chooses to do so. This blog is an idea exchange, and so you will regularly see a wide array of thoughts on the subjects that I bring up. For the most part I post everything that comes through (unless it’s just too offensive or too contrary to my purposes here) so people say what they say, and they are solely responsible for their input.

But I think that you have a misconception about our ministry. We are Christians, and I preach exclusively from the Bible, particularly the New Testament. We believe in the Apostles’ Creed, I serve communion, baptize people in water, and openly confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…in fact, I believe that eventually every knew will bow, and every tongue will confess to the glory of the Father to that truth. If the fact that we are not hostile to other religions bothers you, I don’t know what to tell you. Jesus said that those who are not against us are for us, and so we basically hold to that paradigm. Don’t read more into what is here than is actually here. I printed prayers for peace from other religions the other day, not because I’m trying to meld all the religions together, but because I’m tired of people killing each other in the name of their perception of God. I can’t help if you (or the other “Anonymous”) missed my point.

Concerning your assumption about “satan’s oldest trick”…if I were debating the point with you, I would answer the thing about the “selfish desire to be like God” with Jesus quoting Psalms 82:6 in John 10:34-26. But since I’m not debating, I won’t bother to bring that up. But you should know that I’m with Jesus when He said, “satan has come to me, but he has nothing in me”...and I don’t believe, and have never said, that I “know what no one else knows”. On the contrary, I believe that the knowledge of the Lord fills ALL the earth!

One last thing, and then we’ll be done. It’s ironic that you quote C.S. Lewis (who I greatly respect and admire, by the way) to make your point. Lewis was not a Universalist, per se, but he called George MacDonald (who was a major influence in Christian Universalism) his “spiritual mentor”. For that reason I was taught in Bible College that C.S. Lewis was of the devil (and because he wrote about witches and centaurs and other mythical beings in his novels). We were told not to read his books because they were filled with “satan’s oldest trick”. Go figure.

Again, if you are genuinely concerned about the theology of this blog community, and if “Peace and blessings to you all” is something that you really mean, then pray for us. I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t know it all, and I pray that you feel that way about yourself, as well.


Jesus is Lord!

Friend4Life said...

Bishop, I forgot to comment here yesterday!! Happy Belated Father's Day!! Love your Swilley Gang Picture!!

Friend4Life said...

To "Anonymons"@8:31am..please read March 12, 2008 blog and comments. Title "How Great Is Our God"--might help you with your questions.

Peace be with you.(cyber-hug)

butterfly said...

Bishop,

Happy Belated Father's Day. All the Swilley men; a great picture expressing love and family.

Happy Belated birthday to Mercy!

I was thinking about that DNA.... that explains alot for me. There are times in my life that I wonderdered why I thought about things in certain ways; why was I built in a particular fashion. I believe our DNA is directing our paths and were are not even aware of it. That may be the reason why I cannot follow the crowd or do what I what to do. My DNA is leading me to What God wants me to do. That DNA really got me to thinking. It takes me back to God knows the plans He has for us. And no matter how we try to hide or change the plans; we cannot run and try to be someone else or do what we wer call to do. No one has the same DNA.

We need to stop running; It's in our DNA... Talk about a "PROCESS"