TODAY’S SABBATH MESSAGE – “Where Are We Today?”

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Acts 17:10-12
10 As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas off to Berea. On arrival, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 The people here were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, since they welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. 12 Consequently, many of them believed, including a number of the prominent Greek women as well as men.

Where is this place that Men of God can go to and have their message witnessed to by the citizens and fellow believers?

In today’s culture, a preachers would have to make a considerable amount of effort and do a considerable amount of wrangling and compromising to be afforded the privilege of speaking in some these CHRISTIAN Synagogues.  I don’t mean this in a bitter way.  It is just my experience and observation.

I think that there is a need for more places like where Paul and Silas taught in Berea – where folks can listen with an open mind and examine the message against the Holy Scriptures and determine for themselves if they believe the Gospel.

I know that sounds weird but many of today’s Christian have had their faith chosen for them by their family’s membership in or affiliation with a particular Catholic or Protestant Sect or Denomination.  They have never really considered the LIVING WORD absent of their church’s (Protestant and/or Catholic) interpretation of the WORD.  They have never really had an independent and personal encounter with the LIVING WORD of GOD and the HOLY SPIRIT of REVELATION KNOWLEDGE absent of their religion’s indoctrination.  They have only known a version or rather a perversion of the WORD and not the AUTHENTIC  WORD HIMSELF.

I propose to attempt to organize an opportunity for some believers and citizens in my area to hear a prophetic and mind opening WORD from The LORD through various vessels and personalities of GOD’S CHOICE.

Unlike the world and her events, this opportunity will be totally free to the public. And the messengers are all volunteers and have agreed to preach and teach without price – just like it was in the beginning.

There will be an opportunity to give but your giving must also be voluntary and not under compulsion – just like it was in the beginning.  

If you wish to assist in this endeavor, please contact me via email at owprinceministries@gmail.com

There is a hunger for unadulterated and unspoiled and practical truth.  We know that God is not unreasonable nor is He the author of confusion.  Therefore, there has to be something wrong with so many conflicting and unreasonable thoughts and practices in the Christian Faith. But where might we hear a WORD from YHVH free of the religious trappings that we have come to know as ”church?”

When I find such a place, I’ll be sure to let you know.

PRAY and REPENT!!!

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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“THE IDOL CHURCH” / A SABBATH DAY MESSAGE

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Idolatry may be summarized as the extreme admiration, love, worship, adulation, adoration, veneration or reverence for something, someone, some physical object or entity other than Father God.

I have personally observed evidence of idolatry in some folks who consider themselves to be good Christians.

There are those so-called Christians who are so indoctrinated and/or brainwashed that they are unaware of their idolatry. They have uncritically entered into a “church covenant” and have sworn lifetime allegiance to a church and its beliefs.

Some of these idolaters love their “churches” and pastors so much that they would not leave or separate themselves from them even if the Lord himself commanded them to do so. They pride themselves on being loyal and dedicated to their “churches” or religious organizations and pastors. Many mistakenly think that because they have joined a “church” or a mainstream denominational religious organization that they are some how saved and alright with God. This is not so.

No Church Salvation

While pastoring a small church in Spartanburg, South Carolina, I heard a woman declare that she was born a Baptist and would die a Baptist. I responded, “You were born a sinner and will die a sinner unless you are born again.”

Many professed Christians and their families have been bullied into staying in a church or religious organization. They have been taught by pastors and church leaders that they shouldn’t explore or consider any other pastors or churches for their Christian growth and care. Those who dare to search for God’s Word and Truth at any other church are negatively stereotyped as being “Church hoppers.” This is an ungodly bullying tactic used by insecure churches and pastors to keep their members enslaved and their coffers full.

I issue the following challenge to all professed Christians.

Boycott your traditional church for a while and visit other churches. Financially support other ministries and pastors that you find are teaching and preaching the authentic gospel message of The Kingdom of GOD.  Seek God for yourself and examine the gifts and anointing of other teacher-preachers for yourself. Stop limiting your Christian growth and experience to only your local church and pastor. Put an end to the bullying! Expand the borders of your spiritual understanding and of your Christian relationships. God has not called us to be separated, divided or denominated but united as One Spiritual Body in Christ.

REPENT!!!

CHURCH BE THE CHURCH

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“This Little Light of Mine”–A SABBATH DAY MESSAGE

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I don’t know whether you’ve thought of this or not. But everyone wants to be viewed favorably and in the best possible light. No one wants their dirty past and former mistakes brought up at every opportunity. Nobody wants their failings and shortcomings to cast a shadow over their bright sunny day. If at all possible, everyone wants to be known at their best. And everyone wants to be remembered when they were on top of things and at their zenith of integrity, character and success. No one wants to be known or remembered as a loser, a failure or a miserable and distressed human being. Everyone wants to be known in their most positive light. Everyone desires to be viewed in a complimentary way.

As I pondered these thoughts, it occurred to me that Christians are challenged and commanded to let our lights so shine among men that they may see our “good works” and glorify The Father which is in Heaven.

We are to “shine” brightly in our deportment, language and attitude regardless of the tribulations or circumstances that we are going through so that the Father is glorified.

This is “good works.”

We are to let our holiness, our trust in God, our obedience to God’s commandments and our confidence in God’s promises shine through our stormy weather and wilderness experiences so that the world may see our “good works” and see how glorious and awesome our God is to us.

This is “good works.”

We are to make the Sacrifice of Praise and we are to honor Father God in the Name that is exalted above every name so that the world may attest to the fact that Jesus Christ is LORD to the Glory of God the Father.

This is “good works.”

This little light of mine, I am going to let it shine.

How is your light shinning today?

~ O.W. Prince (May 23, 2014 @ 12:18 P.M.)

THIS LITTLE LIGHT reason-to-shine

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“GOD IS IN CONTROL”– A SABBATH DAY MESSAGE

Here is a divine lesson that I’ve learned over the years and was recently reminded of.

Nothing works unless God allows it to work. Nothing man-made functions as it is designed and purposed to function without first being empowered by The FATHER to do so.

Therefore, do not trust in things, vehicles, money, medicines, doctors, hospitals, lawyers, law enforcement officers, family or friends. And especially don’t put your trust in the government. But trust in the LORD. It is He Who Is Faithful In All Things and It Is He Who Causes All Things To Work, Function, Perform, Act And Behave For Our Good; To Bring About An Expected End In Our Favor.

I first learned this when I was very young (about 10 or 11 years old) and hospitalized with severe asthma and lung infection. The doctors and their medicines could not save me. Nothing they tried worked. The family was called in to prepare them for my eventual and immanent departure from this life. My mother told me that I was going to have to go home. I thought that she meant that I was going home with her and dad. Then we prayed and I feel asleep. I was in and out of consciousness all through the night. But when I awoke the next morning, to the amazement of the nurses and doctors as well as my parents, miraculously the fever was broken, I could breathe much easier and I got out of the hospital bed and stood at the door of my hospital room and asked for my breakfast tray. I was unable to eat for days but now I was hungry and asking for food. No one could explain what had happened but I knew that it was the LORD who brought me out and delivered me from the hands of death and empowered the medicines to start working as they were purposed.

Let us never forget that God Is In Control Of Everything! Even In What Seems To Be Chaos And Confusion, God Is In Control. Even In What Seems To Be A Hopeless Situation, God Is In Control. Even When The Professionals Have Given Up On You And All Human Efforts Fail, God Is In Control. When It Looks As If You Are Messed Up And Can’t Get Up, Let Me Encourage You To Keep Looking Up For God Is In Control. And It Is The Father’s Good Will To Cause All Things To Work Out For Our Good.

Therefore, Do Not Put Your Trust In Men, Women, Money, Knowledge, Education, Status, Prestige, Position, Political Power, Machinery, Technology or Any Such Thing.

If Anything Is Going To Work, It Is Going To Work By God’s Permission And In His Plan And Order For Our Lives.

So That No One Gets It Twisted, I’ll Make It Simple and Plain.

There is no such thing as “Letting God have control.”  He Is In Control! Period! We can willingly go where he leads us or we can go fighting but we will go.  In addition, nothing that we plan or create or imagine will work without God’s permission.

All Glory, Praise, Honor, Recognition and Credit Belongs To God The FATHER in the name of Christ The LORD Because GOD IS IN CONTROL!

~ Bishop O.W. Prince

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“Jimmy, Raymond And Their Sick Friend”– A Sabbath Day Message

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Jimmy Carolina and Raymond Shaw and I became friends years ago. And while we were children, we had different beginnings but we became tight friends, at least that’s how I feel about us.

I seemed to have always had asthma or some kind of breathing problem that kept me sidelined a lot during my very early years.

When we were about 12 years old, Jimmy, Raymond and I, set out on an adventure without our parents’ knowledge or permission. On one Sunday evening after church and dinner, Jimmy, Raymond and I rode our bicycles about 3-5 miles outside of Mayesville. We took a secondary road that carried us by Raymond and Jimmy’s former residences as they now lived in town.

While cycling, I had an asthma attack and had to stop and then it struck me that I was the only one that couldn’t breath and we were miles from town out in hot, humid conditions, surrounded by cotton fields and corn fields and no one knew where we were. I had brought my inhaler but it wasn’t enough. So we stopped riding our bikes and walked the rest of the way home—only riding for short moments when I felt up to it.

These guys could have left me down that old farm road but they stuck with me until we made it .home.

Although life and years have separated us, there is still a shared bond that we have even to this day.

As I thought about the experiences we have shared as boys and me not being left out because of my limitations, I begin to thank God!

The Lord Jesus Christ is recorded as saying  in Matthew’s Gospel the 18th Chapter verse 3, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

We are instructed to become like little children.  And therefore we are to love like children love.  Forgive like children forgive. Trust and Obey God like we are His children.  

A child’s love doesn’t see imperfections and limitations as much as it feels love and bonds with those who love back.  A child’s love is not condemning but encouraging.

But we must ask ourselves, “where did we, as a civilization and a people, lose our love for fellow man and neighbor? Who told us that we had to stop loving each other with a child-like love?” 

Do you have friends from childhood?

Do you have someone who will stick with you, no matter what you are going through, until you get home?

Do you have someone who will not shun you because you have a short coming or some limitations?

I know someone who will stick closer than a brother and never forsake you. His name is Christ Jesus.

For he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

Learn more about Christ Jesus on the O.W. Prince Ministries & Keep Looking Up!

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Today’s Sabbath Message / Cut Down Without Ever Given A Chance

Matthew 15 19The Bible teaches us that we can judge a tree by the fruit it bears. The Bible was not talking about trees. It is speaking of people.

Be careful not to judge a person by what they ingest. Whether what they are ingesting is socially accepted or frowned upon by the law, their substance intake is not proof of the condition of their hearts. But our prejudicial and demeaning statements regarding them are sure evidence of the fruit of our souls.

“It is not the thing that enters the mouth that defiles a man, but the thing that proceeds from the mouth that defiles a man. Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated? But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.” (Matt.15:11, 17-19)

Although the above scripture is about eating with unwashed hands, its principle truth cannot be denied nor changed regardless of the context.

It is dangerous and risky to judge the outward appearance or habits of a person without knowing the inner workings of that person, for in their heart the true worth and knowledge about that person may be found.

Would a physician make a diagnose (judgment) of liver disease without first thoroughly examining the liver via X-rays, MRIs and/or Ultra Sounds and other procedures that look inside the body and at the liver itself? The answer is “no.”

We as children of God need to learn to look deep into the root of a tree before determining that the tree is rotten and is of no worth and is therefore eligible for chopping down. We should not rush to judgment before we try to show nurturing love and caring compassion toward that tree; giving it every opportunity to thrive and produce. (Ref. 1 Samuel 16:7)

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And Jesus told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’” (Luke 13:6-9)

Jesus was not speaking about fig trees.

Ask yourself these questions:

If God had judged me by what I was not producing before I was converted, would I still be here? Would I be doing as well as I am doing? Would I have the things that I now have? Would I have the success that I now enjoy? Would I be the person that I am today?

God looked beyond your inadequacies and saw your potential and gave you a chance. Who have you done that for lately or have you rushed to judgment and simply kicked them to the curve – chopping them down and ending their fruit bearing potential?

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Today’s Sabbath Message / I know That The Bible Is Right! Somebody’s Wrong.

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If Christ himself came and told us that God has a set and divine order of things whereby the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God and that a woman should not have authority over her head but remain submissive, someone would try and correct God Himself and show Jesus the error of His ways.

“But I want you to know that the head of every man is The Messiah, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of The Messiah is God.…For I do not allow a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over a mature man, but to be at rest.” (1 Corinthians 11:3, 1 Timothy 2:12)

Yes! Many so-called Christians would try and show Jesus the theological grounds and moral justification for the Christian Church allowing women to pastor and have authority over men. Many would risk the wrath of God and damnation before yielding and surrendering to The Way, The Truth and The Life.

This is almost laughable if it was not so serious and true.

The topic of female pastors (not preachers or evangelists) is a very divisive one in the Christian church. However, it was not until just a few decades ago that this even became an issue. The first century Christians as well as most contemporary mainstream Christians did not entertain the notion of a female as head in the Body of Christ or in the family until the advent of the feminist movement which focused on equality in the work place primarily between white men and white women—equal pay for equal work. Initially, minorities were not considered a part of this movement. The movement was eventually manipulated by the clandestine forces of government and society to create a schism between men and women of all races. This was done purposely and cleverly to dismantle the civil rights movement and draw attention away from the nation’s systemic racism and impoverished minority citizenship—divide and conquer. It worked!

Now, years later, women are leading men in society, the military and in the Church, but the nation has yet to totally expel the mechanisms of systematic racism and discrimination from its ranks. And the Church, which was a strong voice for racial equality, justice and unity, is now relatively silent and ineffective because it allowed itself to mimic and adopt a feminist social agenda that opened the door for gender role exchange and spiritual perversions that diametrically oppose God’s eternal Word.

Many Christian churches and mainstream denominations forgot about the “Separation of Church and State” and have married themselves to a cause that would cause division within its body—weakening its moral fiber, integrity and divine authority. Many churches and weak, spineless Pastors have changed to accommodate a social agenda of feminism whereby women are allowed to Pastor and exercise authority over men in the Church.

Many churches have changed and are changing to accommodated society’s definition of gender equality and political correctness. God’s standards have been compromised to accommodate evil and evil has entered into many congregations and taken over. That is why so many Christian churches are being filled with the sexually perverted and spiritually deviant homosexuals, lesbians, abusers of themselves with mankind, adulterers, fornicators, drunkards, licentious, vulgar and lustful individuals, etc. The Church has changed when God says that He doesn’t.

Just because it is acceptable in the world doesn’t make it acceptable to God.

I know That YHVH is Right! Somebody’s Wrong?

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Today’s Sabbath Message / “It’s Just A Performance”

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Just as there are gospel “performers,” just as there are “entertainers,” just as there are “trained and gifted actors” and well “rehearsed” poets, there are also “sermon performers,” “entertaining preachers,” “trained and gifted pastors” and well rehearsed gospel messengers. They just perform their expected roles to perfection. They dress the part and speak their lines convincingly. They are well trained and gifted entertainers, motivators and captivators. They were not sent by God neither do they have a genuine Word from God. They are imitators like their father the devil. They are deceivers and liars just like their father Satan. They do not know God for they are not known by God (Matthew 7:21-23). And by their lies they murder innocent unsuspecting souls.

“They belong to their father, the devil, and their purpose is to carry out their father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. And they are just like him” (John 8:44)

Jesus says to “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)

The Apostles taught that we should “watch out for those who cause divisions (denominations/separation) and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that we have been taught by Christ and His Apostles and that we should avoid them.” (Romans 16:17)

The Word of God Is The Only Truth That We Need For Salvation. God’s Commandment And Plan Of Salvation Through Christ Jesus Is the Only Way To Be Saved (John 3:3-7, Acts 2:38). The Example Of Christ Jesus And His Apostles Is The Only Example We Should Follow (Philippians 2, 1 John 2:6). Anybody Who Practices, Preaches Or Teaches Contrary To What God’s Word In Christ And His Apostles Have Taught Is A False Prophet And The Truth Is Not In Him Or Her.

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“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by DEVOTING themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared” (1 Timothy 4:1-2)

It is shocking and disturbing that so many people are willingly devoting themselves, their families and their resources to the churches of Satan and his false preachers. There is a type of idolatry taking place in Christendom today that is disguised as Christian worship i.e. it is dressed up in “Sheep’s Clothing.” Many professed Christians have been deceived into worshipping false gods and doctrines of demons (Matthew 24:24).

The entertaining preaching personality has become the object (Idol) of  worship and adoration. God and His Eternal Commandments (WORD) have been mocked, derided and suspended as outdated, old-fashioned and not applicable to modern Christians.

Jeremiah spoke of this very same thing. He said, “An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; MY PEOPLE LOVE TO HAVE IT SO, BUT WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN THE END COMES?” (Jeremiah 5:30-31)

That is the question that many professed Christians who have devoted themselves to false preachers and doctrines of demons will have to answer.

WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN THE END COMES?!

DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE END!

REPENT NOW AND BE SAVED!

Please visit my page entitled “THE WAY OF SALVATION” for the complete video lesson on God’s ordained plan of salvation and transformation.

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The Sabbath Message

Christianity Under Attack

Satan has many organized attacks on Christians and God’s ordained institution of marriage and has organized another protest group against Christian morality. They are called the “Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance” (LGBT).

View the video and learn how they (The LGBT) attacked a couple who were exercising their faith within the parameters of their family owned business.

Beware! The End-time has begun. Christianity is under attack and at risk.

The unsaved and misguided supporters of the LGBT are now quoting and misstating biblical principles and scripture verses in a feeble attempt to justify their attacks, their sexual immorality and their ungodliness. They think that by intimidation, twisted interpretation of the civil laws and the sheer power of their numbers that they will quiet the voices of the righteous.

THEY ARE WRONG!

After viewing the video, you may continue to: 

 GOD GAVE THEM UP!

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Prayer in the Park with Bishop O.W. Prince

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