Sunday, July 27, 2008

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Psalms 122:1

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's Sunday!

Today will be beautiful!

This is the day that the Lord has made!

Holy Spirit, You are welcome in our midst!

In Your presence is fulness of joy!

We enter Your gates with thanksgiving in our hearts!

We enter Your courts with praise!

SCRIBE said...

Inspiration for the day unto ALL- not just some....


Isaiah 51:11-16

"The ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with Singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

I, even I, AM HE who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal men, the sons of men, who are but grass, that you forget the LORD your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction?
For where is the wrath of the oppressor? The cowering prisoners will soon be SET FREE; they WILL NOT DIE in their dungeon, nor will they lack bread!

For I AM the LORD YOUR GOD, who churns up the sea so that its waves roar-- the LORD Almighty is his name.

I have put MY WORDS in YOUR MOUTH and COVERED YOU with the shadow of my hand-
I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say to Zion, "YOU ARE MY PEOPLE!"

Amen

Anonymous said...

Yes! Let us go to the House of the Lord and worship the Great Mighty God, Omnipotence (All-Powerful), Self-existence (“I AM THE ONE ALWAYS IS.”) Self-Sufficiency (God Who Never Changes), Justice (The Bible Says God is a JUST GOD), GOD OF MERCY, ETERNAL GOD, OMNISCIENCE GOD (GOD WHO POSSESSES PERFECT KNOLEDGE), and the FAITHFUL ONE. And the best way to worship God is always knowing is the FATHER OF LOVE. So, let us go to house of the Lord our FATHER to worship Him by showing to others, ourselves, and to God that we LOVE as He (GOD) Amen!

Iconoclast said...

Here I am up again at 2:am Busy busy busy whew! Love all the post though! Check out the Ver. word it allmost sounds like jubilee!

jbubcvee

maybe Im just over tired.

well Praise God anyway!

Iconoclast

Iconoclast said...

OK then......Im going to bed
:0

Son of Zadok said...

Luke 18:16

Let the little children to come unto me

Revelation 22:20

Even So, Come, Lord Jesus

Anonymous said...

Come bask in the anointing with us.

Come see where the Holy Spirit takes the service.

Come see friends, old and new.

Come get a word.

Come praise the Lord.

Come get a fresh and anew...

Come take a drink...

Come get some love.

Come and give your burdens to the Lord.

Come hear a prophecy.

Come hear words of life.

Come get saved.

Come get an answer...

Come get whatever your spirit needs.

Just come...

Service starts at 10:00am

NTL

Avatar said...

Amen!
CITN is the house that helped me understand the heart of David that wrote this Psalm

Anonymous said...

Come take what you need and leave the rest,

Come take what you need and leave the rest,

Come take what you need and leave,
the rest,

AND MOVE FORWARD, FORWARD.

NTL

Anonymous said...

WOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Like anon 1:23am has already said,

IS SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!

Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Point the car towards CITN
Don't let nothin' get in your way.

I can't help it.
NTL

Anonymous said...

WOW! I can feel the (HIS)JOY and gladness!!! So refreshing to the soul....like a cold glass of water in the midst of the heat!!!

There seemed to be something new, something different that was drawing this morning. I think it is HIS JOY. So beautiful, sweet and invigorating!

Loved the blog Saturday! LOVE~LOVE~LOVE! YES!!! Loving like He does is not always easy but it is wonderful!

Yahhhhhhh....!!! So glad and thankful that you're keepin streamin!

Loved the scripture Scribe!

Seeking to love always as He does everyday!

Have a beautiful, sunshiny day everyone!

Love~Hugs

Crownjewel

Iconoclast said...

CITN CYBER SERVICE,

MY NOTES AS CHURCH WAS PROGRESS…. ( I always take notes but don’t usually share them and I did edit these) but I don’t know why, it may not make sense to some of you but I just thought I should share this:

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE……SONG…FEW CHURCHES REALLY BELIEVE THAT

There is a new spirit of enthusiasm and expectation this morning in the worship!!! Let it rain!!! Praise God, Praise God, Praise God!!! YEAY!!!

I love you Oh Lord, you are my everything! Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory!!!

I KNOW YOU LOVE ME….AMAZING LOVE…I KNOW ITS TRUE…ITS MY JOY TO HONOR YOU…IN ALL I DO….I HONOR YOU!!! YEAY!!! I’M FORGIVEN!!! WOOHOOO!!! YEEHAW!!! HALLELUJAH!!!! YES!!!

JESUS…YOU….ARE MY KING!!!

The collar is cool Bishop

You have welcomed us into your presents…..we come into your presents… feasting at your table….resting in your Holiness we worship you oh Lord…given us a name and called us your own….

We worship you in spirit…we worship you in truth…we worship you Oh Father…for there is NONE like YOU!!!

Silence………..(bishop prophecy)….running here in there is not the solution….be still and know I AM God…you will not find the answerer in counsel….there is a secret place where you will meet me….there where I speak to you….you will here from me….the answerer you seek is in this place…..you receive direction from me…

HALLELUJAH!!!!

Create in me a clean heart…purify me…so I may worship you……

I don’t know why…… but when she Mrs. Washington was singing, I broke down to weeping and tears - like I have not done in a very long time….Wow what an anointing that lady has!!! Something special going on here today!!!!

I stood in cyberneticly for two daughters who are in college for the blessing in agreement with that.

Pastor Ben….great word.. I AMEN IT ALL….23 children – three mothers….witchcraft…. because of this family background was asked to leave the preasthood…got a gun through joining the military….escaped from military ( too tough ) then He got saved….go back and help them that were in the same way as he was raised….. ….children walking the streets naked begging…children walking 6 miles to school one way on a path through the jungle/woods God accepts you the way you are…Go and do what called you to do as what you are..

GPF video was GREAT!!! Something NEW is definitely going on in the EARTH!!! ONE FAMILY UNDER GOD!!! HALLELUJAAAAH!!!

CHRIST IS MANIFESTING HIS PRESENCE IN THE EARTH!!! AMEN COME LORD JESUS!!!

Bishop…..
Getting a word from God is different from putting a sermon together.

Father God …. We know you love this WORLD….

PSALMS…122:1 A Song of degrees; of David. I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of Jehovah.

God wants you to believe bigger…..big trials…big vision….big blessings

God knows I have been through the battle in the past 8 months and it is still going on…..WOW I AM STRETCHED!!!! All these things are working for my good…..AMEN!!!

“I WAS GLAD” MADE ME…GLAD…..to come into the house of the Lord.

Cloud of witnesses all these that have…. (Dr. Varner) Catherin Culmon, and many others smith Wigglesworth because THEIR HAND IS UPON YOU TO COMPLETE WHAT DID NOT…..many times this happens with ancestors and important movers and shakers that had huge vision…that was not completed

Do you ever have crazy days

If you want to stay in the loop you have to preach what the loop preaches….but if you have REVELATION…. It will mess with the loop….you will see things others do not see and it will cause some problems in your fellowship with the normal……


A word is like a light….cool - I have seen it…..experienced it. Wow this is new …. There is a light on the bible or a passage… and you see something you have never seen before… I have seen it! Yes!

Three way light bulb….increasing light…seeing more…now with this revelation….you have something that seems to contradict what you have said or seen before.. YES!

God speaks in pictures…..yes I know very well…..

Why don’t they get it…..no revelation…they don’t spiritually discern things…they only see things in the natural..

YES!!! YOU ARE A LIFELINE TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CITN NAME DON’T WORK ANYWHERE ELSE

Most churches geared toward a niche market…not CITN its all there….

Where all over the place….not everybody is ready for that….

The first people that recognized Jesus where astrologers…women at the well – Samaritans…

As much as I love streaming I agree…IT IS NOT LIKE BEING THERE

Temple is enclosed

Tabernacle is wide open….no walls … church without walls

Hey Scott, I saw you today…briefly ….did you shave of your T ?

KEEP THE STREAMING….YEAY!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!

Word from super Pentecostal at GPF…stressed out about money…fake it till you make it….so much money coming into your church…explode!!!! NO WORRY ABOUT MONEY. PEACE….PEACE…

I WILL REJOICE. FOR HE HAS MADE ME GLAD!!!!

Your attitude when you go into something….will determine..

CITN is built on the HS

Rendering due benevolence 

Don’t want that for the church

Want you to really enjoy church…be Glad…happy about your relationship with the church…want church to be sexy….understand this in a spiritual way..

Don’t have a lot of friends just him and Debye……. Yes Janet and me

Just come because you are GLAD to come

I will inter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart he has made me glad…yes.. Today keep the streaming…I will rejoice for has made me glad…Holy Spirit is moving….OH YEAY!!!… this could.. go all day….got the joy, joy, joy, down in my heart …..the joy of the lord is my strength…thy loving kindness is better than life…. I will lift up in thy name…… you have made me glad, you have made me glad….amen….OH MAN THIS IS BRINGING BACK SOME OLD PENTECOSTAL EXPERIENCES I HAD ALMOST FORGOTTEN…..hey praise the lord!!! I can feel this!!! Man I don’t know what is going on but it is great!!!!

I put my hands in the air …wave them like you just don’t care….praise the lord, praise the lord….let all Gods people praise the lord!!!

LOVE THIS OLD TIME PENTECOSTAL BEAT AND RHYTHM …. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

COME ON EVERYBODY CLAP YOUR HANDS, COME ON EVERYBODY DO YOUR DANCE….COME ON EVERYBODY DO THE CRAZY PRAISE!!!!! ……I LOVE IT!!!!!! HEY…HEY!!!! COME ON STOMP YOUR FEET…..AS HIS GLORY FILLS THIS PLACE…..GIVE HIM A CRAZY PRAISE…PRAISE THAT DON’T MAKE NO SENSE!!!!!! THIS IS GREAT!!!! LOVE IT ….. I LOVE YOU LORD!!!!! I PRAISE YOU ALMIGHTY REDEEMER OF THE EARTH!!!!!

Burning bridges,
Building new ones,
Iconoclast

Anonymous said...

Bishop,
I now live several time zones away, and I can't be there in person, but I very much appreciated that you announced today not to cut loose the cyber congregation! For those of you in driving distance, don't neglect to be there. It's cold out here, even if you know you are in a place that God has sent you.
I have to tell myself every service where I am that it is important to enter in...
though some don't understand the move of the Holy Ghost
though some musicians don't know that it's all about the worship
though sometimes its all about the hell
I enter in because I brought a little piece of CITN with me to the wilderness
I enter in to pour out a little of that light on the isolated,
to those who have never known a CITN
who would love it if they could
and I enter in
Because He is everywhere

(and Bishop, our check's in the mail)

Teezy313 said...

AHHHH REFRESHING!!! Talk about making all things new....those songs used to get on my nerves because when I was back in Detroit my pastor would always have me lead them after opening prayer or for devotion...but after today...WHEW!!! I will enter his gates with thankgiving in my heart, I will enter his courts with praise, I will say this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for HE HAS MADE ME GLAD!! I am glad when people say let us go into the house of the Lord!

All who are weary COME! All who are broken COME!! There's room for EVERYONE!! The Spirit says come, ALL COME!!!

How wonderful is this place, even here on BITN, outside the four walls of CITN all are welcome!!!

As his GLORY fills this tabernacle called the Earth....LET EVERYTHING THAT HAVE BREATH PRAISE THE LORD!!!

Teezy

Son of Zadok said...

So many things in my spirit. So much that could be said. Must meditate on the Lord today and process this all because the blessings are so many.

Thanks for the the service notes Icon

Ebony said...

You know there are times when you tap into a word that seems to be moving around all over the place. And the word is gladness. This year we started our faculty meeting with upbeat music and a mini "jam session", and the principal told us he did it to set a tone that this was gonna be a great year. We had a lot of sturm und drang this past year, and he doesn't want a repeat of that. So I'm taking today's sermon as confirmation of bigger and better things ahead for us all.

Son of Zadok said...

Don't we all seem to agree that labels are ungodly. That they only separate and divide us. Keeping us out of fellowship with those whom the Lord has commanded us to Love.

So whatever they/we like to "call" it. The Wider Hope. Universal Reconciliation. Inclusion. I myself prefer the true evangel, the real "good news". This is what we preach and believe.

We are all one family in the Lord.

Now "Unitarianism" will say that all roads lead to God. Although we would content that this is only made possible through Christ. Well I say at least they've got the one family in the Lord part right. Or at least the right spirit of unity. In this we can have fellowship. Just as we should find fellowship in the MANY christian denominations.

I say that to show you this. A few hours ago this morning while we were in church some crazy things happened in a church in TN. What is the Lord doing in the earth?

http://www.wbir.com/news/local/
story.aspx?storyid=61322&catid=2

Iconoclast said...

TO ALL THE OTHER CYBER SIBLINGS OUT THERE STREAMING WITH ME; I want to give you the fingers tips of fellowship!

I also want to add this; If you did not hear what bishop was saying without saying. He was saying that it is taking a sacrifice on the churches part to pay for the streaming. I am sure that they are having to cut corners, staff, salary and other needs to pay for the streaming. Bishop and Pastor Debye are not even taking a salary right now; they are making this sacrifice and living by faith to keep things like the streaming going because of the love they have for the cyber congregation. So I would like to encourage all you Cyber Siblings that can to show your appreciation and support by giving to this ministry whatever you can; remembering that they are stepping out in faith and sacrificing for us…….so we may need to step out in faith and sacrifice for them. Which is really blessing us in return, while our gifts bless them and many, many others that may not be able to give “much” I think anybody that has internet can give “something”. I have to have food to have life but if I leave the grocery store without paying; whether I got milk and bread or steak and wine; it’s the same thing. Yes you would live and enjoy your meal; but would you feel right about it?……think about it and hear my heart; I can tell you I have been in all these situations. I assure you the seed that is sown into this ministry will reap an abundant harvest for us and for others. But don’t give it to get back; or with a grudging spirit. BE GLAD you are able to give what you can; I know what it is like to be able to give little or much and believe me you are blessed either way. I can totally relate; I have been on a financial rollercoaster. This is just God’s way of showing us in the low places what we should do in the high places and we and others are blessed in either place.

We always need to remember the law of seedtime and harvest. When a farmer goes out to plant his seed; he does not feel as if he has “lost” anything or now has less than he had before. No he is satisfied that there is a crop coming! And it will always be more than he sowed, later than he sowed.

I hope no one is offended by this, if you are it was not my intention. Really I have some selfish reasons for writing this because I love the streaming services and it is the only way I can be there; living in Arkansas. But I also have a greater love for the message of universal reconciliation and the God who guarantees it; and I want to see it continue to go out from this place. If you look around the internet, nation and world there is no other ministry like it. I did not say that to discredit any other ministry. I’m just saying God is doing what He does here in a way that is not being done anywhere else.

Also I believe that it is in His Spirit that I was Inspired to write this.

Be blessed to be a blessing!

Burning bridges,
Building new ones,
Iconoclast
PS
Remember the widow of Zarephath and the little cake in 1 kings 17

Anonymous said...

Awesome morning.

Awesome praise and worship, thank you Pastor Jimmy and the entire praise team.

Awesome revelation from the Revalator.

Awesome time spent over lunch with my two daughters, and two of my sons (my son-in-law is one of my sons)

I then went to my mother-in-laws house. She's going to her sons house in Pennsylvania on Tuesday for the rest of the year, and what does she give me, but two tomatoe plants in a huge pot, a Big Boy and a Rutgers.

Life is just awesome and it's getting more awesomer all the time.

NTL

Son of Zadok said...

A lot of insight being spread at the WBIR.COM Blog (a TN local news station) on the church shooting today at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. They need our support bloggers! And let us pray Lord.

I need to repent for not sending in what I could right now even though I don't have much. I moved home my the last 2 months of school to get to re-bond with my folks and make things easier on myself. I have really been looking forward to when I start working again (making more money than I ever have before!!!) and getting the privilege of tithing and giving into CITN. Flat excited about it! I was going to celebrate when that soon approaching day arrived, but instead I'll repent and send what I can now. A lot of drops in the bucket add up. Maybe some of us cybers need to realize that.
However, I have NO DOUBT !!!, GOD IS GOING TO FLOOD CITN WITH OVERFLOWING BLESSINGS!!! I've seen it. This test is a trial to make you stronger, but today I go from being a part of the problem to being a part of the solution. And to those that have faithfully given. May you be so blessed in so many ways; you awesome cheerful givers!

It's All Happening!

he look! my confirmation word is

jbked

looks like joked

We're not joked by you devil. It's a complete joke to think God will not support CITN, CYBER-CITN, and many other New Ministries inside CITN. Have a big roaring laugh because it's all to funny. Devil your a liar! HAHA HA HA HAha ha ha HA HA!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4x
-VW_rCSE

Ebony said...

To any N.O.W. members, I'd love to hear you guys since "With Long Life" by Israel & New Breed.

Donald said...

Well, I'm not sitting here squalling so I guess I'm getting better.
My hero and his mutt just left heading back toward Starkville. Y'all pray for them, there is alot of bad weather between here and there.
I just showed Her Majesty some of the stuff that NTL had written and she began to cry. I told her that was the person that Bishop was referring to today about coming back to CITN. She couldn't figure out why she was crying about it but I tried to explain to her that it could be that she was relating the situation to where the father saw his son returning from the pig pens and ran to meet him because he was totally elated to have him back. He wanted everyone to rejoice with him.
Well that and that six pack of Bud Light she had just sucked down and those two Prozacs and the fact that Gabe had just left and menopause. Just kidding, she was actually rejoicing that someone had been able to put "things" aside and return to where they really wanted to be.
I am really glad to hear that the streaming will continue. My paychecks get issued differently than they used to, so I should be able to send something in this week.
Funny how we have to eat our words sometimes. Recently I upbraided everyone who weren't tithing/supporting. I haven't stopped doing that, but I must admit that it has been challenging lately.
I have one tuition statement sitting here on my desk before me and I know that I will be getting another one in the next few days from my daughter's school. As I sit here right now I don't know how I'm going to handle them, but I KNOW that something will work out.
Trisha called me from TN the other day and she was giving me instructions to file for FAFSA and all that good stuff so that we can get student loans for this year.
I told her that we were really going to have to live by faith this year because we have pretty much stretched the limits on all fronts. She got worried about that, but I told her that we would make it one way or the other.
She is getting ready to start her last year of school and I told her that it was a struggle during her first semester and here we are looking at the other end of it now and that we haven't swam this river only to drown while climbing out on the other side. We'll make it!
And I believe everyone else who is really trying will make it, so don't go giving up!
I've seen tough times before and I've never missed a meal and I'm still here to brag about it!

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Anonymous said...

2 Corinthians 9:6-8

[Remember] this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously and with blessings.

Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He [b]takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, "prompt to do it") giver [whose heart is in his giving].

And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].

Anonymous said...

Her majesty,(donalds wife)
Is all good, I have returned without even the smell of used hog slop on my clothes. (donald I trust you can explain) Feeling the love.

NTL

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

Thanks for all the good words, everyone…today was great, and it’s awesome to hear from the streamers, but it’s important to me that everyone, whether a part of CITN or cyber-CITN, gives only because they are GLAD to give… “I was glad when they said unto me, ‘Let us log on to www.churchinthenow.org!’”

I do appreciate your passionate exhortation about giving, Iconoclast, and I am aware of the recent gift that you sent (so I know that you practice what you preach), but it’s all good…where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty…and thanks, also, for the notes from the service today…I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it…

And thanks to all who gave today to Pastor Ben and the Uganda meetings…

My main point about the streaming is that the internet creates a cyber-tabernacle…a church without walls…and I want to keep it that way…our growth is coming from all over the world, but not at the expense of the growth at 1877 Iris Drive...

I’m not kidding about the effect that the word from the old-school Pentecostal guy in Washington had on me…I really know in my spirit that all is well, and that the church is not only alive and well…it is thriving and growing!

SOZ, I hadn’t heard about the church in TN until your post…I just saw it on the news, and I can’t even imagine how terrible that would be…we will keep them in our prayers…

Donald, you’re a trip…and NTL, Judah just left to go bowling with your son and some other friends…reconciliation rocks!

So many beautiful things are happening right now…

It’s a great time to be alive…

The Spirit is moving all over the world…

Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Donald said...

NTL, I gotcha covered.
Hope to be up that way in a couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

Holy Spirit,
Thank you for not giving up on me. How sooooweeee-t it is to be loved by You!!

NTL

Donald said...

God really does know how to take care of us even when we don't take normal measures to do that for ourselves.
Today we were invited to Gabe's girlfriend's parents for lunch. While we were there he mentioned that he thought the oil needed to be changed in his truck. I asked him when was the last time it was changed. He said it had not been changed since we bought it. That was in 2005.
He said that the oil pressure gauge was moving erratically. We stopped by the parts store on the way home and bought the stuff we needed. We got the truck up on the ramps and after having beat the rust off the drain plug and removing it nothing but dust came out of the oil pan. Actually there was only about a cup of oil that came out.
He said the gauge would drop to the red line and the light would come on. So I thought, yeah, the kid did inherit some traits from his mom's side of the family.
But back to the point, I honestly don't think I could swing having to buy another vehicle right now and it appears that by some miracle that truck ran with practically no oil in it whatsoever.
As an old man back home in Alabama would say, "Glow-ray Hallelujer!"

Donald said...

NTL was that Jackie "one of these days Alice, POW, to the moon" Gleason?

Anonymous said...

donald,
The initial thought was a hog call with a "t" on it. What the enemy might have meant for bad, the Lord can change with one letter. Is all good.

NTL
(PS) it's funny how I have memories
about some of the things you say!

Anonymous said...

Bishop,
Revelation by a revelator, revealing revelation of The
Revelator, at whatever the cost.

May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you in all your ways.

NTL

Anonymous said...

Holy Spirit we come to you with our hands lifted high and our heads bowed.Not asking what you can for us but what can we do for YOU!!! If I haven't learned anything at CITN, I do know my family & I cannot be contained (We are totally outside the box!!),the way we think has changed and futhermore never count out your star player{JESUS}.Can I get an A-men

dgm2007 said...

Wow.. what a great service.. that’s exactly what i have settled on.. I was questioning so much this summer.. and now im like.. look alls i know is that when i go to citn i enjoy myself and something rings true... i don’t care about anything else.. and the whole sexy bit.. i almost posted that a few days back when you guys were talking about ways to advertise the church.. all i could think was this place is totally Sexy.. so cool that you would say that.. I’m so glad.. Love that message.. woah.. ahhh.. Were bringing sexy back.. yeah!

Anonymous said...

I said that Sunday would be beautiful, and it was!

I was set free in so many ways in the service!

God is good!

Friend4Life said...

~HE has made me GLAD, HE has made me GLAD, I will REJOICE for HE has made me GLAD~

Love the service; Song that came to me when you were talking about the streaming was "All Come" by Jimmie Mayo IV. I see that song so strongly in my spirit..like a commerical with it playing in the background..showing them their is room in our tabernacle...ALL COME!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to join with the current flow and more than commend Pastor Jimmie Mayo for his prophetic insight and ability to translate that into music and lyrics. It would be a good thing for CITN to enjoy his worship songs as well as any and all others connected with CITN that have published worship songs while inspired by Holy Spirit under this ministry including our Bishop. I have not heard any song to date that better describes the Holy Ghost anointing on this ministry than the song written by Bishop Swilley titled 'The Anointing'.

Yesterday was as librating as it gets Bishop. I've enjoyed hearing you say for several years now that this ministry is provided for by the Holy Spirit and that many times it seems to be like a manna type provision that is fine until the human idea of trying to hoard some of that provision causes a ripple in the otherwise smooth flow. I can only say that it takes an unusual kind of faith to be at peace in that type relationship at times and to my reasoning it does not compute. There is a great deal about reason that does not compute with the workings of God's communicating relationship with humanity and that is what I heard Holy Spirit say the loudest to my spirit yesterday through your teaching. It is not like I haven't heard that before, too many times to count, but each time there is a going to another level there seems to be a little more of it that sticks with me.

I commend the faithful in whatever level they can be faithful in their giving to this unique ministry that does not allow the provision to spoil for lack of being used in the moment. I must say that still bends my mind when I think like Judas must have thought concerning what could be done if the funds were managed by human reason. Unlike Judas in that he was predestined to carry out a specific work for the benefit of others to learn by in relationship to not wanting to repeat that mistake, my prayers that have been heard and responded to let me know that my specific works will be more like the many who desire the same feeling of satisfaction that only comes from revelation of Life from the I Am.

Some of the things learned in the past that have been carried with me into this ministry is not to put any limits on what God can and will do with me in my appointed works. When giving any pledge to financially support this ministry in its endeavors, the word plus always comes to mind. I have even written the word plus or used the symbol + at the end of written pledges. It was difficult to respond to Senior Pastor Swilley's admonition to pledge a thousand dollars for that same reason.

This ministry can count on my commitment to the plus for as long as Holy Spirit has me connected to it. I hope that will be for the rest of my human life but again there is a plus sign on that as well. I can not imagine it happening but should my life be directed anywhere else, it is my belief there will be a plus in that for everyone involved also.

in covenant with Christ