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     This website has been designed to assist you in understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He taught the true gospel – the gospel of the Kingdom of God. This gospel, taught by Jesus Christ, is a message about God’s purpose for creating the human race in the first place - that of expanding His family and making it possible for mankind to inherit eternal life as a member of that family. Salvation is a personal issue, between a man or woman and God (Philippians 2:12).

     Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we can understand the Scriptures (1Corinthians 2:10-16). And as the Bible is the Word of God in print, we hear what it has to say about God's Church.  Jesus continues to build His Church (Matthew 16:18), as the Temple of the Lord is not yet complete. In the New Testament, His church is named, "Church of God" for it is a spiritual organism and not an organization of men.  It is the Body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the Head. Therefore, we are all instructed to grow into the grace and knowledge of our Savior – Jesus Christ (2Peter3:18).  Please use this website to “put on Christ”.

   
   
























 
 
 
 
IRAN "FLARE-UP"
 Trending and Significant by Guest Commentator: Stephen LeBlanc of COG-eim - Jan 14, 2018

Over the past 4 weeks we have seen Iran hit by a wave of protests. Students, middle class and the working class poor have demanded that the government do something about rising food prices and high unemployment. The protests have spread from the northeast part of the country to many villages and towns throughout the country. These protests are growing in size, and they are very difficult to control—the Iranian leadership is worried.

The demonstrations have turned increasingly hostile with protesters chanting anti-regime slogans such as “death to Khamenei,” “the Khamenei’s regime is illegitimate” and “free political prisoners.” The protests are driven by widespread observations that the ruling class (under the religious clerics) has become harsh, dishonest and self-serving, producing exhibiting apathy and discrimination—the government just doesn’t seem to care about the people.

Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei is now 78 and in poor health; meaning a fight is on the horizon over the selection of the next supreme leader. His death will open up divisions that already exist within the nation—Iran is a very divided nation; there are many different factions vying for power throughout the country. Also take note; that the international nuclear deal, aggravated rather than healed rifts between the reformist and conservative factions within the country.

Iran signed the nuclear deal because it hoped to lift sanctions and open the door to international investment in the country. The economy has improved, but not as much as hoped for. Also, few international companies have made significant investments in Iran; business people outside of Iran do not trust the Iranian regime, so are unwilling to risk large amounts of capital investment in building their business in the country.

When watching nations and geopolitical trends ALWAYS keep in mind that the spirit world is at toiling behind the scenes, often demons are motivating and influencing world leaders to make certain decisions. It reminds me of the lying spirit that swayed King Ahab as recorded in 1 Kings 22. In 1 Kings 22 we are told of a council of war between the kings of Israel and Judah. Treacherous King Ahab and the good Jewish King Jehoshaphat were planning war against Syria to regain land that Israel had lost. At the council, God’s prophet Micaiah was brought before the two kings, he revealed an perceptive vision from the throne of God and how the world of angels and demons can sway world leaders:

Micaiah viewed God sitting on His throne and the spiritual host of heaven around Him. “Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, and said, ‘I will persuade him [Ahab].’ The LORD said to him, ‘In what way?’ So he said, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets’” (verses 21-22). God was allowing Ahab to be persuaded by his advisors (influenced by a lying spirit) to engage in a battle that would lead to Ahab’s death...
 

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God's Love of Covenant
- Sermon Series

      Guest Speaker: Steven LeBlanc of COG-eim
    
"A covenant is a sacred agreement between God and a person or group of people. God sets specific conditions, and He promises to bless us as we obey those conditions. When we choose not to keep covenants, we cannot receive the blessings, and in some instances we suffer a penalty as a consequence of our disobedience."

  God's Love of Covenant Pt1 - Steven LeBlanc - COG-eim
  God's Love of Covenant Pt2 - Steven LeBlanc - COG-eim
  God's Love of Covenant Pt3 - Steven LeBlanc - COG-eim
 

 
The Meaning, Purpose, and How to Esteem the Sabbath Day

      Guest Speaker: Mike Mordakhai Joseph
    
Do you desire a much deeper understanding of the Sabbath Day, its purpose, and its link to the Kingdom of God?  This instructional series will help you gain a new and enlightened understanding of the day God set aside as Holy, honorable, and as a delight. 

  The Story of the Sabbath (Part 1) - Mike Mordakhai Joseph
  The Story of the Sabbath (Part 2) - Mike Mordakhai Joseph
  The Story of the Sabbath (Part 3) - Mike Mordakhai Joseph
  The Story of the Sabbath (Part 4) - Mike Mordakhai Joseph

 

 

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- HWA AUDIO Collection - A well organized collection of Herbert W Armstrong Audio files with descriptive titles

- Library of Congress HWA Archive - Complete set of 144 World Tomorrow telecasts from the Library of Congress.

- "LOST" HWA Sermon Recordings - Difficult to find sermon recordings

- Significant HWA Sermons - This section is self-explanatory.

- World Tomorrow Programs - 100's of World Tomorrow programs covering a multitude of topics

- HWA Audio Archive - An exhaustive audio archive so large it hasn't been fully and properly catalogued yet

- Garner Ted Armstrong Audio Collection - Inclusive of dates 1955-1978

 

     
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