Dr. Meredith Updates on Attendance and Pentecost

Dr. Meredith and I


In the latest LCG World Ahead Weekly Update, Dr. Meredith wrote:

Dear fellow servants of Jesus Christ,
Let’s all truly draw close to God in this Pentecost weekend. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). We all need to thank God for the wonderful increase in Divine healings we have experienced this past year—there have been so many which we have described to you—also for the 9.2 percent increase in Church attendance here in the U.S., for a continuing excellent response to our Tomorrow’s World telecast. In actual responses, we have by far the greatest number of television responses to our program of any similar program!
So we have much to be thankful for.
With the power of God’s Holy Spirit, we all want to do more—and we will! We all need to constantly remind ourselves, as I do, of Paul’s instruction, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23-24). It is genuinely encouraging to realize how God the Father, Jesus Christ and even the elect angels are all “watching” us—protecting us, helping us and working with us. For, as Jesus said, “the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30). One of the Bible passages I am becoming more and more “in love with” is found in Psalm 33. Please notice verses 13-15: “The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works.”
Through the wonderful power of His Holy Spirit, God truly is watching over each one of us—working with us—fashioning and molding us to become full sons of the Eternal God! We all understand that He is very patient with us in spite of our mistakes. We also must understand and encourage the brethren to realize how powerful God’s Spirit is—if we cry out to God for it and yield to our Creator with all our heart, strength and mind.
As we observe this Day of Pentecost picturing the “outpouring” of God’s Holy Spirit, let us all encourage the brethren to genuinely “seek” God and the power of His Spirit. Let each of us do all we can to prepare for His Kingdom and to give of ourselves to our Creator. As this confused and deceived world truly begins to wind down, let us be those people who are truly preparing to be the kings and priests whom Christ will soon use to make this world an absolutely glorious place of peace and prosperity. May God bless and guide all of you as the Day of Pentecost approaches. Let us pray fervently for one another—and give God thanks that we can know Him and His Son Jesus Christ and the wonderful purpose for our very lives.
Your brother in Christ,
Roderick C. Meredith

Pentecost is today and we in the Living Church of God are observing it.  Despite the economic problems in the USA and much of the world, LCG has been blessed with higher attendance and higher income during the recession.  We believe that God wants us to more powerfully reach the world with God’s plan for humankind.

To learn more about God’s Holy Days and God’s plan of salvation, please consider studying the following articles:

Pentecost: Is it more than Acts 2? Many “Christians” somewhat observe Pentecost. Do they know what it means? It is also called the Feast of Harvest, the Feast of Weeks, and the day of firstfruits.
Pentecost Quiz This is a Pentecost quiz based upon the Old and New Testaments in the Bible.
Did Early Christians Think the Holy Spirit Was A Separate Person in a Trinity? Or did they have a different view?
What is the Holy Spirit? An article by Rod Reynolds that was published in the Living Church News.
Universal Offer of Salvation: There Are Hundreds of Verses in the Bible Supporting the Doctrine of True Apocatastasis Do you believe what the Bible actually teaches on this? Will all good things be restored? Will God call everyone? Will everyone have an opportunity for salvation? Does God’s plan of salvation take rebellion and spiritual blindness into account?
Did the Early Church Teach Purgatory? Is there a place called purgatory? Does God have a plan to help those who did not become saints in this life?
What is Limbo? Is There Such a Place as Limbo? What Happens to Babies When They Die? When did Limbo start being taught? What is the truth about dead babies?
Hope of Salvation: How the Living Church of God differ from most Protestants How the Living Church of God differs from mainstream/traditional Protestants, is perhaps the question I am asked most by those without a Church of God background.
The History of Early Christianity
Are you aware that what most people believe is not what truly happened to the true Christian church? Do you know where the early church was based? Do you know what were the doctrines of the early church? Is your faith really based upon the truth or compromise?
Is There “An Annual Worship Calendar” In the Bible?
This paper provides a biblical and historical critique of several articles, including one by WCG which states that this should be a local decision. What do the Holy Days mean? Also you can click here for the calendar of Holy Days.
Holy Day Calendar This is a listing of the biblical holy days through 2017, with their Roman calendar dates. They are really hard to observe if you do not know when they occur 🙂

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