The Family of God

Haggai 1:14
Building together . . . “they came and worked on the house of the Lord, their God.”

The Lord surrounded Himself with His family beginning with Israel’s departure from Egypt. He had Moses build a tabernacle where His presence could be witnessed among His people. Today God is still dwelling in the midst of His children. Our differences blend into one body as we are united in His spiritual love and fellowship. To add your church group to this network, please send an electronic message to lgmal@knology.net.

 

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5 thoughts on “The Family of God

  1. Declaration of Faith in Relation to Human Status
    April 2013

    Who am I, with respect to my position and functions in life?
    I am a citizen of the heavenly realm and reign of Jesus Christ over this material sphere and all its inhabitants. This requires that I be an active participant in His spiritual church, which is composed of the called, chosen and faithful followers. I follow His teachings and laws as recorded exclusively in the divinely-inspired word of God, known commonly as the Bible. Therefore, my position as a member of the Lord’s spiritual body is that of a servant who is presently blessed and gifted by my Master and Friend to be able to continue in this world making disciples of humans, who are made in the very image and likeness of their Creator, and who are in every nation, tribe, language and people on the face the whole earth. To accomplish this commission, I was called to be trained by Christ Himself, in order that I might become a brightly shining light in the darkened world and an ambassador for my native homeland in the heavens. This is in preparation for, and anticipation of, the final restoration of the Creator’s government on the earth under the returning King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus the Christ!

    With whom or what are my loyalties aligned?
    I pledge my entire allegiance to the Most High God who is bringing many of His sons into glory through the experiences of a human life. I know and believe that His primary directive is to love Him with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. Not even a human family, including father, mother, wife, or child can claim a greater loyalty or allegiance from me than what I freely give to the faithful God. Certainly no human or ecclesiastical potentate, executive, legislative, or judicial power can force me to subsume my loyalty to the One who lives forever, to their transitory will and authority.

    Under that pledge, what is the purpose of my mission?
    My duties and responsibilities are to provide a witness in the world as I strive, in the Spirit, to demonstrate my love for all mankind though service and sacrifice. The Father of all mankind has removed from my neck the yoke of slavery to man’s cruel and capricious demands, and in its place I have voluntarily submitted to the yoke of Jesus Christ, which is not restrictive or burdensome. Plainly, I am instructed by God’s revelation to be willingly subject to all the necessary and appropriate laws of the society in which I live, which are not in violation of, and do not contradict, the supreme commandments, statutes, and ordinances established immutably in the beginning by the eternal Godhead.

    Therefore, what jurisdictional authority am I under?
    My commission comes from my Lord, and above Him, from His LORD who sits on the throne of the whole creation. As the apostle Peter declared to the Jewish leaders of his day: “We must obey God rather than man.” Therefore, my commission is to be a model citizen with regards to those laws of man that do not infringe upon my obedience to the original Lawgiver. When the laws established by men contravene the holy, righteous, and perfect laws of God, I must respectfully, yet firmly, decline to submit to such an imposition of the will of men upon my life. As the three “children” of Judah stated: “We do not know if our God will save our lives from the fiery furnace . . . but, we will not bow down to your image.” Naturally, I must accept whatever consequence might be imposed upon me by the authority of mankind, and as allowed by the gracious and merciful Lord who Himself suffered abuse at the hands of His creation in order to redeem my life from death and record my name in His book of life.

    How are decisions made that direct the course of my life?
    I trust completely in the promises given to God’s created family, beginning with the assurance that in the one Seed, Jesus, all nations of the earth will be surely blessed. I believe in the truth of God’s word that all things will work for the good in the lives of those who love God and are called according to His grand purpose. Therefore, the course of my life is unerringly directed towards that revealed destination, and this necessarily affects all my decisions in life as they will either keep me on the correct pathway in life, or lead me astray. The scriptures plainly reveal that many are following the way that leads to death because it is broad and wide, but only a relative few find the straight and narrow way that leads to life. I know that if any person lacks the wisdom needed to successfully navigate the God-appointed course for their life, the Wonderful Counselor through the eternal Spirit will respond to a simple childlike request for the “wisdom from above” to lead them ahead safely. My Lord and Savior has given me His faith to believe that He has redeemed me from death and is guiding me daily in the way to unending life.

    I, the undersigned, to the best of my knowledge and belief, declare the foregoing to be true, correct and certain, materially complete, relevant to my current faith and human status and not misleading.

  2. The regular call-in on Sunday evening called, On Becoming “Fishers of Men”, is now open to all men and women who want to participate in an active discussion about plans for moving forward in the churches of God. Ideas can be presented in the discussion for consideration; however, I would like to encourage everyone to pray for God’s spiritual direction and leadership and as you are inspired then write your comments and suggestion down on the “Family of God” section of “haggai114.net” as a comment. This will give us time to communicate regularly and prepare to discuss fully the revealed will of our Father and the Lord. After all, in the multitude of counsel there is wisdom and safety!

    Call 1-712-770-4700 and enter the access code 112165 #.

  3. Our Morning Sacrifice
    Sunday – Friday / 6:00 a.m. Central Time Zone

    Following each reading (5 minutes or less) all the participants are invited and encouraged to offer up prayers of thanks and praise to our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ and to bring specific needs to the attention of those present inviting all to united prayer for God’s comfort and deliverance.

    The list of needs on the Prayer page of http://www.haggai114.net is a good source of current requests for intercession from the body of Christ.

    Call: 1-712-770-4700 and enter 112165 # to join your brethren in this spiritual act of worship and service. Press *6 to unmute your phone to comment and *6 to return to mute.

  4. Stephen’s Proposed Travel Schedule
    July 2017 to March 2018

    July 22nd Stephen in Montgomery, Alabama
    July 29th Stephen in southern Alabama

    August 5th COPs in Atlanta, Georgia
    August 19th COPs in Montgomery, Alabama
    August 26th COPs in St. Petersburg, Florida

    September 2nd Stephen in Atlanta, Georgia
    September 16th COPs in Montgomery, Alabama

    September 21st FEAST OF TRUMPETS
    COPs in Hendersonville, North Carolina

    October 4th-11th FEAST OF TABERNACLES
    COPs in Montgomery, Alabama

    October 12th EIGHTH DAY
    COPs in Montgomery, Alabama

    October 21st COPs in Montgomery, Alabama
    October 28th Stephen in Auburndale, Florida

    November 4th Stephen in Atlanta, Georgia
    November 18th Stephen in Ontario, Oregon

    December 2nd COPs in
    December 16th COPs in Montgomery, Alabama
    December 30th Stephen in southern Alabama

    January 6th COPs in Atlanta, Georgia
    January 20th COPs in Montgomery, Alabama
    January 27th COPs in Tyler, Texas

    February 3rd COPs in St. Petersburg, Florida
    February 17th COPs in Montgomery, Alabama
    February 24th COPs in Tonganoxie, Kansas

    March 3rd COPs in Atlanta, Georgia
    March 17th COPs in Montgomery, Alabama
    March 24th COPs in Tulsa, Oklahoma & Springdale, Arkansas
    March 31st Stephen in southern Alabama

  5. OUR DAILY BREAD

    Daily 15-minutes Bible messages are available every day by calling the following number:

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