And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, Which shall stand for an ensign of the people: To it shall the Gentiles seek: And his rest shall be glorious.
Song of Solomon 6:9
My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
Weíre here for the purpose of helping somebody else find God. The 29 Teachings are designed to that.
REPENTANCE---Repentance is both a condition and an act; it is the state of being in Godly Sorrow for sins past committed and the act of turning from and forsaking of your old sins.Donít drag and up some new ones.ďFor godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death,Ē 2 CORINTHIANS 7:10.That is what we all need.Repentance is a prerequisite for Justification.
JUSTIFICATION---Justification is both an act and a state.You have to be Justified.It is the state of being void of offenses toward God brought about by the act of God in forgiving actual transgressions for which one has repented.Now when you are Justified, nobody has to tell you God has truly forgiven you and Justified your past life.It is the result of Repenting and you must believe and have faith.ďTherefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,Ē ROMANS 5:1.Justification has to come before Regeneration.
I believe we all need to go through the 29 Teachings step by step.When we go through each of these Commandments then we know without a doubt God has taken part in our change.You have to change, you canít go back to the old, you have to go on with the new. REGENERATION---Regeneration is an act of God performed in the Justified heart.When you are Justified, when you are Regenerated you are on your way to a Pure Heart, whereby NewSpiritual Life is Generated.Man now is dead in trespasses and sin through Adam.He must be Quickened or Regenerated through Christ.It is a vital part of Salvation by Faith. ďNot by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost,ĒNot by works of Righteousness because you have none but according to His Mercy He now has Saved you.You know when; youíre going along and the Devil comes to you and says you arenít even saved. Go back through these steps; and before you pick up those cigarettes again or before you go back to that adulteress man or woman again or before you go back and indulge in sin because the Devil caused you to disbelieve; remember what it was like when you started your Plan of Salvation with Repentance, Regeneration,Born Again, and Sanctification, you need these things and you need to know how to live them! ďNot by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost,ĒTITUS 3:5.Heís theman you need on your side forever!Heís the man you need in your heart forever!You donít need to pile things on top of Him because Heís not going to stay with you when you begin to willful commit sin.Regeneration is simultaneous with the new birth.Without Regeneration there will be no new birth! BORN AGAIN---To be Born Again is to become a new creature in Christ and a Child of God.This new Birth is the result of Repentance and Justification.It is a definite and instantaneous experience wrought in the heart accompanied by a definite inner witness.There is no other way to enter the Kingdom of God.(However, the New Birth does not make one a member of The Church of God.) To be Born Again: now weíre getting our steps into Salvation secure.To be Born Again is to become a New Creature in Christ.If you want to remain to be a Child of God you can now get up from the Altar and go home a Saved person.You can lie on your bed at night knowing if anything happens your Soul is in the hands of the Great Creator.Instantaneous means it happens right now; nobody can stop it!With your heart right and with your words right nothing the Devil can do can stop you! An experience that was wrought in your heart accompanied by a definite Inner Witness.Now thereís a Spirit of Witness in you.That Spirit will remind.Youíre now Born Again.You can tell the Devil I know Iím Born Again!You can survive every trick the Devil has.The Fear of the Lord; keep the Fear of the Lord!The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom, of Understanding, of Mercy, and of Knowledge.The Word and the Spirit teach you these things.There is no other way to enter the Kingdom of God!I realize a lot of people in a lot of local Churches say oh, youíre right, youíre right.I donít wonít somebody else to judge whether Iím right or not.I want the True Spirit of God to Judge me.I donít know of another Church on earth that Preaches these 29 Teachings like The Church of God of Prophecy by the Will of God for all of His people! ďJesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old?Can he enter the second time into his motherís womb, and be born?Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.ĒJOHN 3:3-8. The New Birth is a prerequisite for the experience of Sanctification.Youíre now a new person.Now youíre getting ready for Sanctification.I like to see Sanctified people.I like to be Sanctified.I hold fast to my Sanctification.Even when you walk around in your own house and even if there are sinners there talk to God anyhow.Donít be afraid to speak out and pray.Donít be afraid to speak out and say God help us today, deliver us.Sometimes a sinner will catch on to your desire and Repent. SANCTIFICATION---Sanctification is the Second Definite work of Grace.If youíre not Sanctified itíll show up.You let somebody rub you the wrong way and itíll show up but when you are Sanctified it is the second definite work of Grace, subsequent to Justification.Without Sanctification you canít get the Holy Ghost: you cannot.If that whole body has not change and if youíre not now cleansed from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, youíre not going to get the Holy Ghost!When you get the Holy Ghost Heíll come speaking but you have to be Sanctified first.These are Definite Works of the Grace of God!I know not all Churches preach this but the Bible does. If you want to go to Glory, if you want to walk with the Lord, if you want to win Salvation you have to do it Godís Way.If Adam had done it Godís way he could have stayed in the Garden but somebody came along and got him out because he didnít go Godís way.Somebody else comes alone and persuades you not to worry about this Commandment or that Commandment. Adam didnít worry and he was driven out.You donít want to come up to death and then find youíre lost.It is an instantaneous work wrought in the Regenerated heart by the Holy Ghost, by the Spirit of Truth, by the Power of God.Youíre now ready to receive the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.Jesus said He would be in you forever and you could be in Him forever.That is a Great Promise to have the Holy Ghost in you forever!Thatís a value given to every individual that cannot be bought by silver and gold. Whereas in Justification an individualís personal transgressions are blotted out.Every individualís transgressions are now blotted out.In Sanctification the Adamic nature, or inbred sin is eradicated by the blood of Christ, or crucified.Not every Church preaches this but I want to help you understand each step of the Great 29 Teachings that only The Church of God of Prophecy teaches. ďKnowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.For he that is dead is freed from sin.ĒROMANS 6:6-7.Knowing this, that the old manÖsome folks dig him up again.They go back to the old man and still want to be right.When you go back to the old man, remember, your old sins are renewed!That old Adamic spirit is renewed: you get that back. That the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.From now on weíre not allowed to go back and serve sin.Weíre Born Again!We have Sanctification now.The Holy Ghost, Heís the man of the hour, He is!For he that is dead is freed from sin.For he that is spiritually dead, not naturally here but he that is spiritually dead to sin is now alive.If youíre dead from sin now youíre alive!There is a Quicken Spirit in you and your tongue is quick to remind whomever how you found God and turned from all of your transgressions. Sanctification restores man to Holiness in Christ and enables him, by Godís Grace, to live a life of Holiness.By the Grace of God you now can live a Life of Purity, Cleanness, Holiness.Without Holiness no man shall see God!Unless your heart stays Holy youíre not going to see God.It also makes one eligible for the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.I know you want Him.He came to lead you in all Truth and Light.He it is that will be your Comforter in sickness, in health, and in sorrow for there is no Comforter like the Holy Ghost.I donít use the Holy Ghost; I want Him to use me.As long as Heís using me I know Heís in me.But when I feel that what have Iíve done is wrongÖwhat did I do?I have to go back and renew that Spirit.I have to hear Him speak again.He is your Comforter!He goes with you in the right places.If you carry Him in the wrong places Heíll leave you. HOLINESS---Holiness is the state of being free from sin, a condition made possible by the experience of Sanctification.Holiness!!Iíve heard people say, ĎNo, no, you donít have to be Holy!What is that anyhow?I can go to Heaven without ití.Well I hope you get there.ĎEverybody does something wrong everyday.íWell, if I were you Iíd take my sign down.Holiness is Holiness!Walk Holy!Live Holy!Be ye Holy for I am Holy, thatís what the Lord said!Be ye Holy.ĎWell I donít believe in Holiness.I donít have to do this or I donít have to that.How do you know, you havenít got there yet! Holiness is the state of being free from sin.Now weíre telling you what Holiness is.It is the state of being free from sin.No sin is going to Glory: youíre going down.Holiness is the state of being Holy.A condition made possible by the experience of Sanctification.We have been Washed in the Blood, we have Sanctified, we have Baptized with the Holy Ghost, and now we have the Spirit of Holiness. Iím afraid a lot of people who think theyíre going to Heaven have not been truly taught what these 29 Teachings means and made to understand how important each one of them are.It takes steps to get from the house to the barn and itís going to take steps to get you from a sinner to Heaven!God requires men to live without sin in this present world.ĎHey, everybody sins everyday.íIf thatís what youíre being taught youíre going to the wrong Church!Youíre listening to the wrong dog bark!God does not require nor does He like sin in anyone.You need to go where you can hear the Truth!You need to sit down with the 29 Teachings and get started Right!You need the complete Understanding. He has provided the means or understanding by the shed Blood of the Holy Redeemer.A God who put Himself like mortal men and suffered at the hands of false believers.The Pharisees were false believers.Many local churches today donít care about Salvation.They just want a big number.It makes everybody feel good.Feeling good is not what God is after.Youíre going to suffer!Youíre going to have to pay a price!You were bought with a price.Whether you go to Heaven or Hell you were bought with a price: there is a price to pay. If you could sin and still make it to Heaven God would not have kicked Satan and all of his angels out.Thatís right, if you can sin the Devil would still be in Heaven going up and down in the Commandments.You wouldnít have a Devil to worry with.You wouldnít have sin to contend with.You wouldnít have to do anything.Why go to Church if you can go to Heaven anyhow?When I was in the second grade my teacher ran a store: just a plain country store.But there was twenty-four bars of Brock candy and she had twenty-four students.Every morning to get a candy bar we all had to run a race.Whoever won the race got a candy bar and whoever didnít win got a candy bar too.Well it didnít take but three or four times to figure out I didnít have to win.Iím going to get one anyway.It didnít take long before she quit bringing candy. Thatís the way it is with Salvation.When you get the notion youíre going to go to Heaven anyhow, why run?It didnít take her long to cut that food out and it wonít take you long to lose your desire to go to Church.ďFor the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world,Ē TITUS 2:11-12.ďFollow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.ĒHEBREWS 12:14. ďFor the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.ĒThe Scripture said, God appeared unto all men at least once.If you donít take advantage of that One Time, He may never appear again.ďTeaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts.ĒThereís a whole lot of lust out there!Most people deny thereís lust.Sin can only be covered by the Blood of Christ!Thatís all that will cover sin.Holiness is a necessity not only for the individual but for the Church, the Body of Christ.Other people claim it but canít prove it. The Church of God of Prophecy people have it and can prove it. Without Holiness we wonít see God!Without Holiness we canít have the Holy Ghost!Without Holiness there is no Power to keep us in this Grace of God!Who shall ascend into the Hill of the Lord?Who shall stand in the Holy Place?Whoís going to stand and be Judged as Peter said?Judgment will always come back to the House of The Church of God of Prophecy!Judgment must begin at the House of God.It is going to come back to the House of God!People are going to know if you are what you say you are and theyíre going to tell you if youíre not! WATER BAPTISM---Now weíre getting in deep water.Well Water Baptism went out when we canít go down to the creek anymore.We donít need Water Baptism.Everybody has forgotten about that anyhow.Whenever you pick and chose the things you can afford to forget you may lose out.Water Baptism was the first step when Jesus stepped into the water.Somebody had to Baptize the Saviour.He was a man in the flesh.So He said; it behooves us now to fulfill Scripture.So John Baptized the Master and the Holy Ghost descended on Him as a beautiful Dove and the Father acknowledged this is my Son whom I am well please.You know Water Baptism takes the place of Burial and Rising.When you are Water Baptized and youíre Truly Right the Scripture teaches us that you are now ready to Rise in Glory.He had to be Baptized by Water.So does everybody else. Water Baptism is the act of being immersed completing in water according to the Commandment and the Instructions of Christ.This Ordinance has no power to wash away sin but is the answer of a good conscience toward God.If you ask me who Baptized John, Iíd have to say I donít know but I know who Baptized Christ.Representing the death, burial, and Resurrection of Christ through which one has obtained New Life.Only those who have been Born Again are eligible for Salvation! ďThe like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,Ē 1 PETER 3:21.Jesus teaches us to Baptize ďin the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,Ē MATTHEW 28:19.Water Baptism washes away the sickness of what I donít like and of what I donít want.You have to Humble yourself down.It was an act of death and burial.You have to be completely submerged in the water.I would refuse to Baptize anybody in the name of Jesus.I would not Baptize anyone in that name alone.If I canít Baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, then Iím not going to go into that cold water. BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY GHOST---When a person is Sanctified wholly he is eligible for the indwelling of the Holy Ghost; now youíre ready to receive it.This indwelling is a definite and instantaneous experience described in the Scriptures by the word ďBaptism,Ē and is always accompanied by the evidence of speaking in other Tongues.There is no greater Blessing youíre going to receive than speaking in Tongues and knowing you have been Baptized by the Holy Ghost!There are two Baptisms.You have to be Baptized in water and you have to be Baptized in the Holy Ghost and with Fire!I never leave out the Fire!The Apostles received it after the day of Pentecost was fully come and we have to get it now!You want to be sealed up in the Spirit, in the Power of God. With the evidence, now I know I have it when I am speaking in Tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.What is the Fire?Do you expect to see fire burning everywhere?I had a Pastor one time tell me, Ďwell if you want to shout just go off and start hollering.íHey, I want to Shout!!Shout means youíre being touched and motivated by a Fire you canít see!If you donít believe youíll jump just touch a heater or stick your hand in a fire.I guarantee you will move and thatís what Shouting is! It is a quickening of your body by a Spirit or Power you cannot see but you feel it inside of you and it moves and motivates your body!Iíve never seen the Holy Ghost step on children that was asleep on the floor of a Church.Iíve never seen the Holy Ghost get out of order, and Iíve never seen anyone get hurt but I have seen them with their eyes shut doing things they could not see because their eyes were shut.They were Shouting everywhere and speaking in Tongues.Thatís the Holy Ghost with Fire! Thatís what came on the day after Pentecost.The Holy Ghost and Fire, speaking in Tongues that normal people heard in their own language and wondered how these simple minded Saints could do that!No, itís not raising your voice and hollering.It is Dancing under the Spirit and Power of the Holy Ghost quickening your mortal body just as if you touched a hot iron.You will speak and you may not know what youíre saying or doing but the Lord will keep you in a behaved state and youíll wonder, I never did that before. It has no reference to Water Baptism, Regeneration, or Sanctification.It is the filling of the Temple.It is the filling of your heart.Where there was sin its not there.Now the Spirit of Power and Truth is filling up the cavities that sin had to vacate.Now you have the Holy Power of God and you are now ready for Work!Most folks say well Iím ready to die now but I believe in getting ready to Work, itís time to Work!God will come for you in due season but He wants you to Work now!Without Work Salvation is dead.If you donít have any Work you wonít have Salvation long. It is the filling of the Temple.What is the Temple?Your whole Body!You have to keep your Feet right!You have to keep your Tongue right!You have to keep your Hands right!You have to keep your Mind right!You have to keep your Brain right!You have to keep All of You right!Itís the filling of your Temple already made by Sanctification.It is not a Work of Grace but a Gift of God.The Holy Ghost is a Gift of God in answer to the Prayer of Christ! He breathed upon them and told the Disciples, Receive ye the Holy Ghost!I am so glad that He breathed upon me.I donít want to spend a second without the Holy Ghost.I want Him when I go to bed!I want Him when I wakeup!I want Him to talk to!I want Him there no matter what my problem is.He can handle my problem because Jesus said He is a Comforter.Every once in awhile I remind Him; Holy Ghost you have to comfort me.You have to come down and help me.Heís a friend when you have no friend. He is a Healer and a deliverer.Brother, when I had cancer I really leaned on Him.I sure did and He told me I will go with you, I will take it out and I will make it short.He did too.They told me I would be in there for ten to twelve days and I was out in six.I found out that Prayers always changes things.I found out that if you carry the Holy Ghost with you everywhere you have somebody closer to you then any brother.The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is an enduement of Power for Service. Now you can get up and do something.Now you have a desire to do something.You want to do something.You feel like doing something.You have the Holy Ghost to guild you, to tell you, to hold you and show you.When it comes to the Devil you have somebody to take him out too! ďBut ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come unto you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth,Ē ACTS 1:8.When you get that Holy Ghost you have Power!You receive Power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.You have Power now for Service.Now you have a job; go out and work.Youíre going to witness unto me both in Jerusalem, and Judaea, and all other places, too.The Holy Ghost is handling this publication.The Holy Ghost is handling this web page.He can take it anywhere on earth He wants it to go.What a great day it is to be alive. SPEAKING IN TONGUES---Speaking in Tongues as the Spirit gives utterance is the initial fact that you have the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.If Heís in your life Heís going to speak and comfort you when everybody else is gone away.He said I would never leave you.I would never forsake you.You donít speak in Tongues unless you have the Baptism of the Holy Ghost!The Tongues donít come before the Baptism.You have to be submerged in the Spirit just as you have to be submerged in the Spirit and the Water.If youíre never submerged in the Water then you have not truly been Baptize. Speaking in Tongues will come when the Holy Ghost had set upon you.Then and only then did the Early Church begin to speak in Cloven Tongues.The Fire came with the Tongue.He did not speak until the Spirit and the Fire; and if you donít have the Fire you donít need to be speaking.Many people try to get the Spirit without the Fire, which is Power to shake your mortal body.If you touch a red-hot stove you will jump and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is the same way. When youíre Baptized and the Holy Ghost Fire moves your body; thatís called Shouting!It takes the Spirit to move you.I realize today that the Shouting is not as strong in the Church as it used to be but when the Holy Ghost is there touching lives as He did on the day after Pentecost, these people were truly on Fire for God.A lot of people say they want to get on fire.Well get the Holy Ghost working and youíll get on Fire; youíre body will be quicken. If youíre going to have the Holy Ghost seek it the right way and when the time comes then youíll Shout as according to the Spirit.When the Holy Ghost comes and Baptizes you, youíll have a definite change inside.You now have a Comforter.In your troubles, in your days of sorrow you have more than you ever had before.He will comfort and calm your fears.He is one thatís closer than a brother.Get Repented, be Born Again, seek Sanctification, and then when it is time for you to get the Holy Ghost; He comes with the evidence of speaking in Tongues. Speaking in Tongues as the Spirit gives utterance is the initial, physical evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.No one ever receives the Holy Ghost without speaking in Tongues!This is separate and distinct from the Gift of Tongues, which is one of the Nine Gifts of the Spirit!ďAnd they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance,Ē ACTS 2:4. Many people have gotten up and said I have the Holy Ghost.He never was there and never spoke to them but they believe they had it.Then they could go out and do anything they wanted to because they thought they had it.In The Church of God of Prophecy today we have a lot of misguidance on many of the 29 Teachings.Many of the 29 Teachings have either been taken out or tried to be corrected.God gave these teachings to the Church as it rose out of the dark ages.Donít make the mistake.Donít think you can out run your Elders.Donít think you can carry on without the appointed Minister who has and has proven he has the Calling of God in his life and has taught you and brought you where you are. Then all of a sudden we donít need that Preacher; we can do this, that or the other.Remember what happened to the ten Elders.Thatís what they thought!A. J. Tomlinson isnít going to stand in our way, weíre ten Elders.We can do without him.Or so they thought.Guess what happened to them?Thatís right, theyíre still blind!They did it all right but they did it to themselves.But the pattern and the progress of The Church of God of Prophecy have not left its true goal. If you give God the Shouting, and the Praising by the Holy Power of His Spirit youíll always have a Comforter.Youíll always have somebody there to correct you.Donít out run the man God put there to teach and bring you where you are because you canít carry that load without him.Too many people in the Church are trying to do it without him; without the Spirit of the Holy Ghost to guide them.Thatís happening now!When you come down to die and come before the JudgmentÖÖ.now all people are Judged, everyone!If the wicked is judged and he is cast into Hell, why should the Righteous and the Holy be judge? The Righteous and Holy who have Truly won Eternal Life has to go to the Judgment to be Judged because they are to receive a reward for the Labor that they given God in True Worshipped and Faith!You go to the Judgment and Heís going to look in His Book.When He comes to your name and your name is right youíll get a reward.Thatís why youíre going to be Judged according to the Word of God and the Book of Life.There will be a reward with your name on it because you have won a Crown of Glory.God will present it to every Saint at the Judgment!Every individual has to be Judged separately! So when you begin speaking in TonguesÖÖ.get the Holy Ghost the right way!Seek the Holy Ghost with a pure heart and then when the Power and the Spirit comes upon you and you begin to speak and Shout and Glorify God you will know you are Truly Baptized with the Holy Ghost!Then you can refresh yourself in that Spirit, walk in it!Donít run your mouth before your ears tell you what to say.Too many people have.Speaking in Tongues are one of the 29 Teachings.