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Scripture reading: 2 Kings 2:1-11

Brethren, you have to remember: you are the temple of God. We have allowed the enemy to come into the temple and do many things in us. You see, I do not excuse any Christian for having a temper. So when you go around talking about you having a temper, you had better realize that you are confessing to having a demon that God does not want in you. You MUST get rid of the temper!

I cannot agree with any Christian that says, “I have lust.” Oh yes, I know what lust is. I know that it can be a haunting thing that haunts you through your whole life. “Put fire upon him! Burn him! BURN HIM OUT!” Tell God, “Take this lust, or kill me!” Amen!

I remember the time when I went to God and said, “Kill me! I do not want to live one more inch. I do not want to live one more day.” I stopped eating. I said, “I will not eat until You deliver me from lust.” I stopped eating, and God challenged me. Oh yes, He challenged me! The same day I was hit with pneumonia. God said, “All right, I am going to see if you really mean it.” But, of course, God knew that I meant it. So I said, “All right, God. This is a good chance. No food. No water. Pneumonia! Vomiting blood! Now is the time—take me home!” He would come to me every morning and show me my progress up the hill. There is a little song, a Negro spiritual, that says, “I am climbing up, up, climbing up to Zion, I am climbing up to Zion to see my Lord.” Amen! “…up, up…!” Every morning He came and showed me where I was that morning. Hallelujah!

The month of April came, and it went into May. At that time I could not even move off the bed. My eyes could not remain open; they sank down into a hole. I looked like a ghost! But, who cares? I would rather look like a ghost and get rid of that demon than look good and have the demon with me. Amen! MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD, RISE UP AND REJECT SATAN FROM THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD! Amen!

I am sure you know the story in 2 Kings 2 when Elijah went across the Jordan river. He smote the river and the river parted. He went over on dry land; he went to meet God. Elisha was there with him. I will not tell the whole story now, but that day the chariot of God and the whirlwind took Elijah into heaven alive. Where do you think it took him? Did he go to Jupiter? Or Mars? Or maybe a little farther on in the Milky Way? As carnal people, these are the things we would think. But heaven is not a place in the natural sky. Heaven is a spiritual realm. Heaven is a place on a high frequency of power that we cannot attain unto in our physical form. Do you understand? God has to divide heaven so that we don’t go where the terrible power is. Yet the promise of God is that “in Christ” we shall be sitting at the “right hand” of God.

So the man Elijah went to heaven. That means that he went into a higher frequency than where we human beings are, and into the high frequency where God is; and that frequency is everywhere. You ask, “Where is heaven?” It is everywhere! Elijah went into that frequency and began to learn the things that he never learned as a prophet.

That was “The dispensation of the prophets.” And guess what? That dispensation passed. It passed and there came a great distress in the world because the prophets were all gone. No more prophecy! No more prophets! But then, John the Baptist came…

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 12-13)

Thought for today: Men and women of God, rise up and reject Satan from the temple of the living God!

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Scripture reading: Ezekiel 8:2-6

Ezekiel 8:2 says, “Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber.”

Ezekiel 8:2 tells us something very specific: the appearance from the “loins” down – “fire;” and the appearance from the “loins” up – “brightness.” That means that God is showing you a picture of the problems that beset humanity from the very beginning until now. Believe me, sexuality is a human problem; it is one of the chief areas in which God is bringing a people to overcome! If this people do not overcome it, we are not going to make it! There is no way that the image of jealousy can stand in the temple of God at the north gate, saith the Lord, and provoke God to jealousy, and then Jesus Christ descend in the same temple! No, Sir! The “image of jealousy” is standing in the exact spot where Jesus Christ should be!

Let us read about it in Ezekiel 8:3, “And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.” There is a provocation in us that is provoking God to jealousy.

Verses 4-5, “And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.”

Ezekiel saw this image of jealousy sitting in the entry gate of the temple so that God couldn’t get in. Our bodies are the temple of God. Do we understand that? I am saying, brethren, that there is a block in us as a people. Those who are not married want to be married, because they want to have a good time and they think of it in this way. Those who are married, are married and have this as number-one in their minds. Very few of us have Jesus Christ as number-one. Believe you me, most of us have this number-one thing that would crop upon us night and day! Night and day! It is like worship! We worship “Tammuz!” But, wait, I am running ahead.

Verse 6, “He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.”

You see, this image that stands in the doorway is preventing the Christ from coming into His temple. When we were young, we married young, God began to deal with us when we were young, and we got rid of that devil when we were young. Somebody says, “Oh, that is an old man talking to us!” You have never been an old man and you do not know how old men feel, but let me tell you how old men feel. Old men are worse than young men are, because they cannot control it! What you do not overcome in your youth, you will not overcome in your old age. If you never learned how to let the Spirit of God stand over your spirit, your spirit over your soul, and your soul over your body—you are a loser! Because man was made to control himself!

I used to do animal husbandry. One thing you notice about animals is that they have a “time.” They have a time when they come on heat; that is the time in the cycle that God has provided for them for the procreation of their species. Man has no time. His time comes in his mind. He controls his body, his life, and his movement by his mind. If you let your mind loose and do not control it, you will be a person out of control! You will be taken by every wind of doctrine! Every devil that comes along will blow you his way!

You ask me, “But, how do I control?” You control by suffering. Did you know that? You control by suffering. You see the food, and you say, “I am not going to eat! I am dying of hunger, but I will not eat because my mind says, ‘I must not eat.’” When I was a young man, this is the way I was trained by God—to not eat sometimes. Any young man that does not fast and train his body to obey his spirit and his mind, is a person who is heading for trouble! You must be trained! There is no way around it! You must have food and refuse to eat.

It is not every time that you feel for something that you must have it. You must tell this body, “You must obey me!” For God has put you in a position to control your body. If you are a glutton, the Bible says in Proverbs 23:1-2 that when you get to the king’s table, you should take the knife and put it to your throat.” Let us have a funeral. Oh, yes! Do not eat when you get to the king’s table! Behave yourself! Let that mind control that body, for this body is a servant and this servant must obey its master.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2000, pg. 32-34)

Thought for today: See to it that you train your body to fully submit to your mind as your mind submits to the Spirit of God that rules in your spirit.

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Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 6:19

It is an ordinance of God that God moves with an individual, and then from that individual He moves with a people, and from that people He moves into the world. This is God’s plan. He moves through you as an individual, then from the individual He moves to the people, and from the people He moves to the world. Now, if you as the individual have a blockage, the Holy Spirit can move with you only so far, but then when He is blocked, He turns and moves with somebody else. But He wants to be able to move freely through the whole people.

Now, as our minds are turned and tuned towards God, it creates an anointing. Did you know that? It is like me trying to lift some heavy thing, but I can’t lift it. So I say, “Come and help me.” Yet, we still cannot lift it. But then, three or four people come, and we lift it. Amen. So, the weight of the anointing is coming through you. Then it builds up, and it builds up, and every time it gets into you, it fixes something that sometimes for years had been locked inside of you. God comes in and fixes it.

So God is a workman in our midst and He gives us a beautiful example: the body. Those of you who are medical people and have studied the body realize what a magnificent operation it is that the blood will flow through and get into every part of the body. One time, my toes began to feel a cramp, and I said, “Why are my toes cramped?” You see, something was wrong with the circulation. So I went to a therapist and he dug down into my calf. It got very painful. I said to him, “Why are you doing that?” He replied, “Well, you see, the arteries run through the muscles and if the muscle tightens up like this, it squeezes the arteries and the blood won’t get down to your toes.” Amen.

Oh, God, I wish we had wisdom to really look at God’s business. That’s your Bible! Your body is the Word of God. The Word of God is written in the Temple of God, and your bodies are the Temple of the Living God. You can preach a message from your body, just by looking at what occurs in the body. Then you know exactly what God is doing in the Body of Christ. This is the reason why He called the congregation of saints the Body of Christ. Amen.

There is a healing that is going through the Body, but this healing has been hindered by stoppages. Stoppages. The heart valve, the valve to the heart is leaking and the blood is draining down into other parts of the body making them sick and weak. You have so many arteries going to the heart and they are blocked. I remember once, the doctor said to my brother, “I don’t know how you can be standing here before me! You should be dead! Ninety percent of your arteries are blocked. You are living only through a ten percent opening.” Somebody said, “Oh, we know what to do. We can give you a substance, a mixture, a cocktail, they call it chelation.” So they give you a cocktail that will go in and get into those arteries and break up the blockage.

But God has better than the chelation. God has a healing power that has been going through the Church for two thousand years now to heal the blockages. But the Church has been resisting and resisting and resisting. Yet, God has a time. Hallelujah. He has a time! Get into your Bible sometimes and look into all the things that happened on the seventh day. All these healings! You see, there is a secret there and the secret is that God has a time when He is going to finish the job in us, in the Church. Because He says He is coming for a Church without spot, without blemish, or without wrinkle. If He is coming for a Church without spot, blemish, and wrinkle, and if His coming is near, the nearer we get to the coming, the less spots we are going to have, because He is going to wipe the spots out. He is going to knock them out. He is going to blow them out! Whatever it takes, He is going to do it! Hallelujah! I don’t think some of us will survive! But then, that will be also God. Because, you know, if we get so entangled with the spots, and the blemishes that you cannot differentiate the spot and the blemish from the person, then, somehow, the person has to go. God will just let that person pass because HE IS CLEANSING THE CHURCH!

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, May 25, 2003)

Thought for today: God has a healing power that has been going through the Church for two thousand years now to heal the blockages in His Body.

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Scripture reading: Song of Solomon 4:16

When I was a sinner, I had a problem; it was a devil possession. I could sit down very quietly and not say anything and you could provoke me, provoke me, and provoke me. But if I felt a movement that came right up through my head and went down the other foot, you were dead. I just lost it completely. Oh, yes! When I would lose it that way, I was in another realm where I thought I could do anything. I was conscious of what I was doing, but I couldn’t stop myself from doing it.

What I have noticed is that there are avenues in your soul that control different parts of your body, like how the brain on the left side controls the motion on the right side, and vice versa. God has so created man in a peculiar way. Remember that man is the temple of the living God (I Corinthians 6:19). Do you notice that in His temple, they have put certain things at certain places? If you wanted to eat bread, to feed on Christ, you would have to go to the right-hand side, where the Table of Shewbread is. If you wanted to light the lamp, you had to go to the left-hand side. If you wanted to burn incense, you couldn’t just start burning it anywhere in the temple. You had to go straight to the Altar of Incense. Now, YOU ARE A TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD! God has placed certain things in you. There are certain parts of your mind that God is opening up that were never opened before. The more you go into God, the more He opens up your mind. 75% of your brain is not being used. Hallelujah! Can you imagine if God touches you and all of a sudden your brain starts working? What would happen to you? We couldn’t stand you. We would probably chain you and say that you had gone crazy.

One time I was sitting at the table with this brother. He weighed 250 pounds, bare muscle. I mean, no paunch, no nothing, just a solid man. He was the biggest man that I had ever known. He had big hands that came down to below his knees. This particular day, we were sitting down at the table eating, and all of a sudden he said, “Get out of here! Get out, I said!” He jumped up and ran around the house! We were sorry for the brother. He was seeing every demon that walked across the place. What a terrible situation it would be if you could see all of those devils. What would you do? What do you think about Jesus? Do you think that He was seeing them? He stood up and said, “I am the Son of Man who is in Heaven” (John 3:13). He was standing right there and yet, He said that He was in Heaven at the same time. He was moving on all planes at the same time. He was moving on a heavenly plane in that He could be in complete contact with the Father while He was talking to you, He was seeing you, He was seeing your condition, He was seeing your business, and He was seeing what you are going to do tomorrow while He was talking to you today. His brain was different from ours. He was OPEN TO GOD.

Adam had an experience with God and he found out that there was a certain point to which you could go with God but you couldn’t go beyond it. If you stepped beyond that point, you would be changed out of the natural world. He must have been to that point. I remember that I had an experience with Jesus where I was walking with Him in a garden. He came to three little steps and stepped up these steps. When I was about to go up after Him, He said, “No, no.” I believe that Enoch was allowed to walk up those steps and went away. When He said to me, “No,” I responded, “But…” Then He said, “NO! Turn back.” When I turned back, He came right into me, and I began to speak in Hebrew. Do you know what that means? He does not just want to walk with us and talk with us, but He wants to walk in us and talk in us. Then He will be our God and we will be His people.

When you are in your private time with God, press Him. I am challenging you. I am setting you up. Press God to come into you. Ask Him, “Why won’t You come into me in Your fullness? Why won’t You take the areas of me that are blocking You? Why don’t You take it? I give You all authority to take these areas. Come into me!” Challenge God! Hallelujah!

You see, one scripture says that it is the time of the singing of the birds (Song of Solomon 2:12). The scripture also says, “Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits” (Song of Solomon 4:16b). She was inviting Jesus Christ to come into her, and eat of the pleasant fruits, the fruits of the Spirit that were in her. Hallelujah!

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 7)

Thought for today: When you are in your private time with God, press Him to come into you.

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Scripture reading: 2 Kings 2:1-11

Brethren, you have to remember: you are the temple of God. We have allowed the enemy to come into the temple and do many things in us. You see, I do not excuse any Christian for having a temper. So when you go around talking about you having a temper, you had better realize that you are confessing to having a demon that God does not want in you. You MUST get rid of the temper!

I cannot agree with any Christian that says, “I have lust.” Oh yes, I know what lust is. I know that it can be a haunting thing that haunts you through your whole life. “Put fire upon him! Burn him! BURN HIM OUT!” Tell God, “Take this lust, or kill me!” Amen!

I remember the time when I went to God and said, “Kill me! I do not want to live one more inch. I do not want to live one more day.” I stopped eating. I said, “I will not eat until You deliver me from lust.” I stopped eating, and God challenged me. Oh yes, He challenged me! The same day I was hit with pneumonia. God said, “All right, I am going to see if you really mean it.” But, of course, God knew that I meant it. So I said, “All right, God. This is a good chance. No food. No water. Pneumonia! Vomiting blood! Now is the time—take me home!” He would come to me every morning and show me my progress up the hill. There is a little song, a Negro spiritual, that says, “I am climbing up, up, climbing up to Zion, I am climbing up to Zion to see my Lord.” Amen! “…up, up…!” Every morning He came and showed me where I was that morning. Hallelujah!

The month of April came, and it went into May. At that time I could not even move off the bed. My eyes could not remain open; they sank down into a hole. I looked like a ghost! But, who cares? I would rather look like a ghost and get rid of that demon than look good and have the demon with me. Amen! MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD, RISE UP AND REJECT SATAN FROM THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD! Amen!

I am sure you know the story in 2 Kings 2 when Elijah went across the Jordan river. He smote the river and the river parted. He went over on dry land; he went to meet God. Elisha was there with him. I will not tell the whole story now, but that day the chariot of God and the whirlwind took Elijah into heaven alive. Where do you think it took him? Did he go to Jupiter? Or Mars? Or maybe a little farther on in the Milky Way? As carnal people, these are the things we would think. But heaven is not a place in the natural sky. Heaven is a spiritual realm. Heaven is a place on a high frequency of power that we cannot attain unto in our physical form. Do you understand? God has to divide heaven so that we don’t go where the terrible power is. Yet the promise of God is that “in Christ” we shall be sitting at the “right hand” of God.

So the man Elijah went to heaven. That means that he went into a higher frequency than where we human beings are, and into the high frequency where God is; and that frequency is everywhere. You ask, “Where is heaven?” It is everywhere! Elijah went into that frequency and began to learn the things that he never learned as a prophet.

That was “The dispensation of the prophets.” And guess what? That dispensation passed. It passed and there came a great distress in the world because the prophets were all gone. No more prophecy! No more prophets! But then, John the Baptist came…

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 12-13)

Thought for today: Men and women of God, rise up and reject Satan from the temple of the living God!

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Scripture reading: Ezekiel 8:2-6

Ezekiel 8:2 says, “Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber.”

Ezekiel 8:2 tells us something very specific: the appearance from the “loins” down – “fire;” and the appearance from the “loins” up – “brightness.” That means that God is showing you a picture of the problems that beset humanity from the very beginning until now. Believe me, sexuality is a human problem; it is one of the chief areas in which God is bringing a people to overcome! If this people do not overcome it, we are not going to make it! There is no way that the image of jealousy can stand in the temple of God at the north gate, saith the Lord, and provoke God to jealousy, and then Jesus Christ descend in the same temple! No, Sir! The “image of jealousy” is standing in the exact spot where Jesus Christ should be!

Let us read about it in Ezekiel 8:3, “And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.” There is a provocation in us that is provoking God to jealousy.

Verses 4-5, “And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.”

Ezekiel saw this image of jealousy sitting in the entry gate of the temple so that God couldn’t get in. Our bodies are the temple of God. Do we understand that? I am saying, brethren, that there is a block in us as a people. Those who are not married want to be married, because they want to have a good time and they think of it in this way. Those who are married, are married and have this as number-one in their minds. Very few of us have Jesus Christ as number-one. Believe you me, most of us have this number-one thing that would crop upon us night and day! Night and day! It is like worship! We worship “Tammuz!” But, wait, I am running ahead.

Verse 6, “He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.”

You see, this image that stands in the doorway is preventing the Christ from coming into His temple. When we were young, we married young, God began to deal with us when we were young, and we got rid of that devil when we were young. Somebody says, “Oh, that is an old man talking to us!” You have never been an old man and you do not know how old men feel, but let me tell you how old men feel. Old men are worse than young men are, because they cannot control it! What you do not overcome in your youth, you will not overcome in your old age. If you never learned how to let the Spirit of God stand over your spirit, your spirit over your soul, and your soul over your body—you are a loser! Because man was made to control himself!

I used to do animal husbandry. One thing you notice about animals is that they have a “time.” They have a time when they come on heat; that is the time in the cycle that God has provided for them for the procreation of their species. Man has no time. His time comes in his mind. He controls his body, his life, and his movement by his mind. If you let your mind loose and do not control it, you will be a person out of control! You will be taken by every wind of doctrine! Every devil that comes along will blow you his way!

You ask me, “But, how do I control?” You control by suffering. Did you know that? You control by suffering. You see the food, and you say, “I am not going to eat! I am dying of hunger, but I will not eat because my mind says, ‘I must not eat.’” When I was a young man, this is the way I was trained by God—to not eat sometimes. Any young man that does not fast and train his body to obey his spirit and his mind, is a person who is heading for trouble! You must be trained! There is no way around it! You must have food and refuse to eat.

It is not every time that you feel for something that you must have it. You must tell this body, “You must obey me!” For God has put you in a position to control your body. If you are a glutton, the Bible says in Proverbs 23:1-2 that when you get to the king’s table, you should take the knife and put it to your throat.” Let us have a funeral. Oh, yes! Do not eat when you get to the king’s table! Behave yourself! Let that mind control that body, for this body is a servant and this servant must obey its master.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2000, pg. 32-34)

Thought for today: See to it that you train your body to fully submit to your mind as your mind submits to the Spirit of God that rules in your spirit.

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Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 6:19

It is an ordinance of God that God moves with an individual, and then from that individual He moves with a people, and from that people He moves into the world. This is God’s plan. He moves through you as an individual, then from the individual He moves to the people, and from the people He moves to the world. Now, if you as the individual have a blockage, the Holy Spirit can move with you only so far, but then when He is blocked, He turns and moves with somebody else. But He wants to be able to move freely through the whole people.

Now, as our minds are turned and tuned towards God, it creates an anointing. Did you know that? It is like me trying to lift some heavy thing, but I can’t lift it. So I say, “Come and help me.” Yet, we still cannot lift it. But then, three or four people come, and we lift it. Amen. So, the weight of the anointing is coming through you. Then it builds up, and it builds up, and every time it gets into you, it fixes something that sometimes for years had been locked inside of you. God comes in and fixes it.

So God is a workman in our midst and He gives us a beautiful example: the body. Those of you who are medical people and have studied the body realize what a magnificent operation it is that the blood will flow through and get into every part of the body. One time, my toes began to feel a cramp, and I said, “Why are my toes cramped?” You see, something was wrong with the circulation. So I went to a therapist and he dug down into my calf. It got very painful. I said to him, “Why are you doing that?” He replied, “Well, you see, the arteries run through the muscles and if the muscle tightens up like this, it squeezes the arteries and the blood won’t get down to your toes.” Amen.

Oh, God, I wish we had wisdom to really look at God’s business. That’s your Bible! Your body is the Word of God. The Word of God is written in the Temple of God, and your bodies are the Temple of the Living God. You can preach a message from your body, just by looking at what occurs in the body. Then you know exactly what God is doing in the Body of Christ. This is the reason why He called the congregation of saints the Body of Christ. Amen.

There is a healing that is going through the Body, but this healing has been hindered by stoppages. Stoppages. The heart valve, the valve to the heart is leaking and the blood is draining down into other parts of the body making them sick and weak. You have so many arteries going to the heart and they are blocked. I remember once, the doctor said to my brother, “I don’t know how you can be standing here before me! You should be dead! Ninety percent of your arteries are blocked. You are living only through a ten percent opening.” Somebody said, “Oh, we know what to do. We can give you a substance, a mixture, a cocktail, they call it chelation.” So they give you a cocktail that will go in and get into those arteries and break up the blockage.

But God has better than the chelation. God has a healing power that has been going through the Church for two thousand years now to heal the blockages. But the Church has been resisting and resisting and resisting. Yet, God has a time. Hallelujah. He has a time! Get into your Bible sometimes and look into all the things that happened on the seventh day. All these healings! You see, there is a secret there and the secret is that God has a time when He is going to finish the job in us, in the Church. Because He says He is coming for a Church without spot, without blemish, or without wrinkle. If He is coming for a Church without spot, blemish, and wrinkle, and if His coming is near, the nearer we get to the coming, the less spots we are going to have, because He is going to wipe the spots out. He is going to knock them out. He is going to blow them out! Whatever it takes, He is going to do it! Hallelujah! I don’t think some of us will survive! But then, that will be also God. Because, you know, if we get so entangled with the spots, and the blemishes that you cannot differentiate the spot and the blemish from the person, then, somehow, the person has to go. God will just let that person pass because HE IS CLEANSING THE CHURCH!

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, May 25, 2003)

Thought for today: God has a healing power that has been going through the Church for two thousand years now to heal the blockages in His Body.

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