The Revelation of our Unseen Unpronounceable  God

The Revelation of our Unseen Unpronounceable  God

By Editor George Duke

It’s amazing! It’s wonderful! It’s marvelous what happened almost 2000 years ago in a quiet little town called Bethlehem?  A Child was born and nature and earth proclaimed his birth. Angels rejoiced and that event would be the result of mankind being able to speak and know and pronounce the name of their God but also to be able to see the one that would eventually sit on the throne in Heaven and be seen of all men.

Two things changed on that night.

1-Man now could have and use the name that was above all names that Israel had not been able to use because they were taught against even trying to pronounce what really could not be pronounced? All they could see were YHVHYahweh In Hebrew

when translated to our English language became JHVH.

So what did our modern religions do? They placed vowels in these letters and began to use Yahveh  and Johovah

but in the Old Testament God was so revered as to his name that they forbid the use of his name. We can see illustrations in the story of God speaking to Moses in the Burning bush and telling him to tell Israel that I Am has sent him. But when Christ was born a name for God was given. That name was above every name in heaven and earth. Fulfilled on that night was

Isa. 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Also fulfilled on that night was Mal. 3: Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. So  WHAT IS JESUS’ REAL NAME?

Indeed, Yeshua is the Hebrew name for Jesus. It means “Yahweh [the Lord] is Salvation.” The English spelling of Yeshua is “Joshua.” However, when translated from Hebrew into the Greek language, in which the New Testament was written, the name Yeshua becomes Iēsous. The English spelling for Iēsous is “Jesus.” Those who argue and insist we call Jesus Christ by his correct name, Yeshua, are concerning themselves with trivial matters that are not essential to salvation.  English speakers call him Jesus, with a “J” that sounds like “gee.” Portuguese speakers call him Jesus, but with a “J” that sounds like “geh,” and Spanish speakers call him Jesus, with a “J” that sounds like “hey.” Which one of these pronunciations is the correct one? All of them, of course, in their own language.

2-Man would be able to see the bodily form of God.

Never had man been able to see the one that would be able to sit on the throne of God but this child would please the Heavenly Father and after his death burial and Resurrection he became God’s all in all. Yes God used a burning bush

and Theophany’s to manifest himself in but they were not the permanent abode for the Spirit of God.  Two scriptures stand out in my mind that reveal who Jesus really was. John 14:9  Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?  You must understand that Jesus is the Father “incarnate” – in flesh! Whereas God, in the Old Testament, had been revealed through His spoken and written Word, God, in the New Testament, is revealed in flesh. Through the son of God. Why is Jesus referred to as the Son of God? Because all Direct Bodily creations of God were called sons of God such as Adam and Eve, the Angels, and his body the Son of God Jesus Christ.

Today almost 2000 years after his birth we need to prepare for his return. In his word we see what he said would be happening just before his appearance.

 

Recently many have been moved by current events such as the moon darkening the Sun,

Events happening around the world, and the events that are unfolding before our very eyes that the bible stated would occur in the final day.

As a Christian I look around many times and am amazed at what I see. I have not been able to fathom the stupidity of man kind in our nation and other nations that use to stand for Christ. And because the bible and prayer were taken out of our schools here in the USA and in the UK many of the children do not know God or even believe in him. Stupidity of our politicians in trying to pass laws that go against even nature itself.  Laws that gratify Men wanting to be women and Women wanting to be men, Marriage of the same sex, allowing the foul language of man but trying to place Christians in jail that speak or preach about Christ. Our children that are heterosexual want to live together outside of marriage and homosexuals want to be able to wed legally. We also see the marrying and giving in marriage that last a little while then ends up in Divorce.

Luke 21:

25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

 

In closing let me say that when I came into the Apostolic Church I was really in a turmoil. My Pastor Robert GlassImage may contain: 1 person, eyeglasses and closeup

taught me that Jesus Christ was  the person of God.  My friends told me he was wrong that there were 3 people in the Godhead. I began to pray and ask the Lord to reveal to me what was correct. While sitting at our dining table when bowing my head to pray the blessing of our food God suddenly spoke and his word’s were, “god’s all over the world have a name, WHAT IS MY NAME?” My reply “JESUS”. Since that day I have never doubted who he is.

 

Matthew 1:21  “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” 

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The UPC Church in Liverpool is baptizing many Iranians in Jesus Name

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UPC Church in Liverpool England

by Editor George Duke

So many times because of what is happening in the USA and Uk over the Muslim Terrorist situation it is easy to overlook the evangelism of the Muslim people that has entered our nations. Yesterday we had the news of another act of Terror on the subway in London England where 29 people were injured from a Muslim terror act. As these news stories unfold we miss some of the great news events regarding the conversion of the Muslim people to Christ. Jesus told his deciples to go into all the world. The easiest place to begin is where you live.

Mark 16:15-16 (KJV) 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

As a former Missionary to the UK for 13 years the Muslims were not so prevalent but in recent years there has been a huge influx into our nations. Because of the violent acts we hear about Muslim Terrorist,  it is easy to lose the “They need Jesus Christ and New Birth attitude” , and fail sometimes to see and feel their need for salvation. God has called all of us to be a witness to all souls no matter who or what they are or where they are from.

Jesus Christ is and always has been since his death, burial, and Resurrection reaching out to all that will receive him which includes as we sang as children, all the children of the world.  The words of the song states that Jesus loves all the little  children, all the children of the world, red and yellow black and white, they are precious in his sight , Jesus loves the little children of the world.  We are all little children in God’s eyes.

Week after week I receive reports from the Uk where many are being filled with the Holy Spirit and being baptized in Jesus name and this news is wonderful. But what has captured my attention has been the UPC Church in Liverpool England Pastored by John & Sherri Hemus and their wonderful family. They have been seeing a lot of Iranians come to the Lord Jesus Christ and accept the Acts chapter 2 salvation. Yes many former Muslim Iranians are  repenting of their sins, being baptized in Jesus name and God is filling them with his Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongue’s as his Spirit gives the utterance. Below is a recording from their church service.

Below is pictures of the church through the years. My memory of the church is the 1980 picture. I was blessed to be able to visit the church and donate to the church some chairs.

 

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In your prayers please remember to pray for the Hemus family and do not forget Muslims can be delived also but God needs us to be his witness


GALVESTON OH GALVESTON

By Editor George Duke

Why would you donate to help rebuild the Galveston Apostolic Church?

As the sun rises after the destruction of Hurricane Harvey only God and the church member will be able to realize all the damage there!

The Galveston church has suffered many times at the onslaught of hurricanes that have come through the area. If you knew the history of how the enemy would love to be rid of the church it might help you to be more willing to help rebuild this church that was just hit by hurricane Harvey.

In 1967 I had enrolled in Texas Bible College in Houston, Texas and was working at Hughes Tool company. Pastor Johnny Willhoite who worked there at the time and was building a Apostolic church in Highlands Texas became a great friend of mine. One day he asked me what my Spiritual goal was during my stay in Texas? I looked at Johnny and told him I was looking for a place to start a new Apostolic Church. He then asked me have you been to Galveston? I replied I had never heard of Galveston. He then related to me that Galveston was about 45 miles south of Houston, a Island,

and that there had been many Apostolic ministers, including a relative of his, to go there and start a church, but there still was not one there. He told of a minister that had been there before his in Law that they use to put in jail for having services there. I looked at hi and said I am not interested! A few weeks later Brother Johnny came back up to me and asked me,”Have you been to Galveston yet?”   I said No and he again asked me to at least drive down there. I agreed and the following Sunday Jim Lenning and I drove to Galveston.

There is one bridge into Galveston and when we were at the highest point in the bridge I was able to view the city and all of a sudden I felt the  Spirit of God come upon me and tears flooded my eyes as I looked at Carol and said here is where we are going to build a church. We placed a ad in the Galveston paper found one family in the area to help start the church. We found a old building to rent and went to work giving out leaflets. In the first service we had 19 people to attend. Later we found property where the building is located now and had a old world war 2 barracks donated to us that we moved onto the property and renovated. For the next 3 years my wife Carol would cook and prepare daily 100 bags of peanut brittle to sell to pay for the property and renovation. My kids would go out after school and sell the peanut brittle. Brother Robert Glass later would relate how Sister Duke would work making peanut brittle in our house until the whole kitchen which had been painted white turned yellow. During the 4 years we were there God really blessed us. Later we were appointed as Missionaries to the UK and Brother Bill and Gloria Patton who did an excellent job were elected to Pastor the church there. Later after they resigned from the church Pastor Morton and his wife became the Pastor there taking on the fight to maintain the Apostolic Church in Galveston. They over more than 30 years have done a wonderful job there after suffering many setbacks with hurricanes.  Today a new building has been built and many souls won to God through their ministry. A wonderful and dedicated couple who now has suffered loss of their vehicles, home, and the church damage. There are so many things that I could share but only they like Paul Harvey know the rest of the story. PLEASE HELP THEM TO REBUILD AND RESTORE THE CHURCH  AGAIN IN GALVESTON TEXAS

JUST DOUBLE CLICK ON DONATE AND LET YOUR HEART BE YOUR GUIDE. 


 

GALVESTON TEXAS APOSTOLIC CHURCH DISASTER FUND


WORLD CHRISTIAN NEWS 4U  IS RAISING FUNDS FOR THE GALVESTON UPC CHURCH IN GALVESTON TEXAS PLEASE DONATE TO THIS WORTHY CAUSE

Here is a message from Sister Sharon Harrison who has related the damage there:

This is Sis. Harrison. Our church family has suffered many losses. Bro. Morton & his family had water to the entire 1st floor of their home& are staying in a hotel.They also lost 2 or 3 vehicles. Several other families had water in their homes. One family lost everything. We woke up to the bayou which is behind the houses across our street right at our front & back doors. Our garage had already flooded. This is all overwhelming since it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen. We never expected to see the amounts of water we saw. One family waded out in waist deep water. Anything you could do would be appreciated because so many have lost so much. Thank you and God bless y’all.

YOU CAN DONATE BY CLICKING ON THE DONATE BUTTON BELOW. ALL FUNDS WILL BE SENT TO THE GALVESTON UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH


If you would like to help with ongoing relief and recovery efforts, you may give to the following. Donations are tax deductible.

 

UPCI Relief Fund.

We will disburse money to affected churches in coordination with the district. Click here to donate NOW.

Here is the full URL:        https://give.upci.org/p-14486-hurricane-harvey-emergency-relief-fund.aspx

 

The South Texas District is mobilizing recovery teams to assess damage and assist churches and individuals in recovery. The district will also attempt to find temporary places for church services and housing as may be needed in the days ahead. The online giving portal is here.

The full URL: https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=142376&f=614

 

The UPCI-endorsed disaster relief organizations, Compassion Services International www.compassionservices.org and Reach Out America

http://www.reachoutamerica.org. Their websites have links to their donation pages.

APOSTOLIC TRINITY LIVE

by Ret. Pastor George Duke

 

The bible is the most important book in our life. We should read it and encourage others to study it. We are living in the final moments of our age and need to be aware that long before our present day God told us what to expect.

Luke 21:28 ►
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

 

Are You Missing The Power Of The Spirit?

There was a a pastor who instructed his worship leader to remove songs that mentioned the Holy Spirit, and another who removed songs about the blood of Christ. How sad—in their zeal to avoid charismatic excesses and offensive truths, these pastors actually quenched and grieved the Spirit.

The greatest need in the church today is to repent and confess our sins, obey the Word of God by being baptized in the ONE and ONLY name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and to be filled with the HolySpirit. The power of the Holy Spirit is like dynamite that ignites a hunger for God so intense that every aspect of life is changed—we become bold, not passive; stable, not fanatical; and committed, not wavering.

We need sound doctrine and the power of the Holy Spirit. It’s possible to be “Bible taught,” but not “Spirit led”—straight as a gun barrel theologically, but just as empty. Theological teachings are essential to Christian living, but how often are theology students encouraged to fast and pray as well as study?

We can sometimes be more concerned about a Master’s Degree than a degree from the Master. The Holy Spirit inspired the Scriptures and empowered Jesus and the apostles. We are desperately remiss if we fail to recognize His vital role in the pulpit as well as the pew. For all of you that have not ever discovered the fact of the real division of the New Testament remember this well. The gospels tell us the good news but the book of Acts relates how to put that good news into our life. Read the book of Acts and obey Acts 2:39, and remember the Epistles are letters written to born again Christian churches or individuals.

If you are in a doubt about who Jesus Christ click on the menu bible study and study the Apostolic Trinity or click on this link.

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One Encounter With God Changes Everything

One encounter with God—that’s all it takes to shake up and radically transform a person’s life.

Editor and former Missionary, & Pastor George Duke will be giving his encounter with God and testimony Sunday June 11th at the Church on the Emerald Coast, 665 Denton Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547 in the morning service. If in the area or know someone in the area direct them to this service.  You can watch a live facebook recording of the service at 11:00 AM Sunday. Hundreds were filled with the Holy Ghost during his travels as a Missionary in the USA due to his remarkable Testimony and encounter with God.

An encounter with God gives hope to the hopeless, restoration to the broken and healing to the hurting. It isn’t complex and doesn’t need to be elaborate. A simple word, gentle action, honest story or humble prayer has the ability to lead people to an encounter with God that changes everything.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we have been given the honor of playing a pivotal role in sharing the Good News with the world, inviting others to experience the saving love of God. When we intentionally interact with the people around us, we see amazing things happen! That’s the goal of Encounter—to provide free tools and training to equip believers so they can intentionally and boldly share the gospel with the world.

It takes one ordinary pebble being tossed into a calm, glassy lake to create a ripple effect that keeps growing and growing. That’s the beauty of the gospel—it only takes one encounter to change everything.

Johhny James Loves Muslims with the Word

Johnny James is one Black man you can really Love  he is spoken of as the Walking Word

(Editor George Duke)  Do not miss out on these videos of Johnny James preaching the Apostolic Truth. Johnny shows the Muslim where blacks can not be saved according to the Koran but in the Holy Bible Jesus says I will make you white as snow.

While Pastor in Fort Walton Beach, Florida Johnny came to our church and set the fire aglow.

 

Pastor Duke’s 9/11 Poem

Photo Credit: CBN News

Twas not day nor was it light

When she arose from the night

Would not be much more than an hour

That she would be at work in the tower

She got on her knees to pray as she knelt on the floor

Not just a sentence but a whole lot more

She prayed for her kids, her nation and kin

Not knowing that day of those horrible men

Who despised the life of others and their own

Thinking in their minds to their god they’d be known

So after her coffee and a roll

She left the house for the stroll

Up the lane and down the street

Smiling to all that she did meet

Twas not long fore she entered the door

Took the Elevator to the 73rd floor

Greeting co-workers as she took her seat

Picked up some fallen papers at her feet

Looking out the window suddenly she cried alas

As the plane came crashing through the glass

Now Satan their god was ever so pleased and laughed and shouted in glee

For that morning his followers had bowed to him on their knee

Twas Tuesday Sept 11th of that horrible day

When children in school were not allowed to pray

The pledge of allegiance was all they could speak

Before sitting at their desks with a squeak

But school was not out on that solemn day

When rules were broken as they sobbed and did pray

In school that day they prayed for those that did die

They cried to the God that was way up in the sky

Jesus our God looked down from above

Heard the cry of the people that he did love

He reached down his hands to the WTC

And took his children of that you can see

Many a person will never be found

Among the rubble that fell to the ground

Some there were not known and of little fame

But our Jesus knew them all by their Name

His promise is still true

For one day out of the blue

Jesus will come and above we will go

And we will be able to tell the world I told you so