Church of God, New World Ministries

Monthly Letter - April-May 2012

April 30, 2012
 
Greetings Everyone,
 
So many people today in modern “Christianity” have misunderstood the teachings of the Bible. Satan the Devil has truly deceived the whole world. (Rev. 12:9). He has succeeded in replacing the true gospel preached by Christ (Mark 1:14-15) with another gospel (Gal. 1:6-9). The true meaning of “Pentecost” is just one example of this deception.
 
What really happened on that special day in 31 AD? Let’s notice what is recorded in the Bible. “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost (Spirit), and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance…” (Acts 2:1-4).
 
Many have taken these scriptures and developed their entire religious beliefs around them They do not realize this monumental event, as described above, only occurred one time - that day. The disciples of Christ were assembled together on the day of Pentecost as they had been taught pursuant to Leviticus 23:15-17. Christ had admonished them “not to depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days hence” (Acts 1:4-5).
 
Christ told them to wait until the day of Pentecost, a Holy Day, and on that day they would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, just as they had been promised. (John 14:15-17; 26). Peter later explained to those present on that day what was happening. Notice, “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day (9 AM). But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:”(Acts2:14-17).
 
Most do not realize that Christ began His Church on that very Day! He had fulfilled His promise made in Matthew 16:18. The True Church of God consists of all those who have truly repented of their sins, been baptized, and had hands laid on them. At that time they shall receive the FREE GIFT of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38). The promise of the Holy Spirit was made to all who meet these conditions, both then and now. (Acts 2:39).
 
The Church is called the Body of Christ (Col. 1:18). Now, turn to I Cor. 12 and read the following verses: 12-14. Do you see, it is the Holy Spirit that joins God’s True Church together as one body. There are not many churches, but only ONE TRUE Church. That is the significance of this Holy Day. God founded His Church that day and began the pouring out of His Holy Spirit. Those who received God’s Holy Spirit, then and now, are called firstfruits. They will join Christ at His return to this earth to rule with Him for 1,000 years. (Rev. 20:4, Rev. 5:10).
 
The Church of God New World Ministries will be observing Pentecost this year in London, KY. We will be meeting at the Hampton Inn, 200 Alamo Drive. The telephone number is 606-864-0011. We will have two services on the Sabbath, May 26th, and two services on Pentecost, May 27th. The first service will begin at 10:AM each day. The second service will begin at 2:30 PM each day. More details can be found by clicking here.
 
The Church of God New World Ministries will be observing The Feast of Tabernacles this year (2012) in Pigeon Forge, TN at the Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn is located at 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. The telephone number is 800-555-2650.
 
I have included a list of motels within a one mile radius of the Holiday Inn: Pigeon Forge Motel (865-453-1715), Vacation Lodge (865-453-2640), Whispering Pines Condominiums (1-800-429-4361), Briar Stone Inn (865-453-4225), LaQuinta (877-429-3010), Super 8 (865-428-2300), Comfort Inn and Suites ( (865-429-4494), Quality Inn and Suites (865-428-3824), Best Western Toni Inn ( (865-453-9058), Norma Dan Motel (865-453-2403), Ramada Inn ( (865-453-1823), Twin Mountain Properties (cabins) (865-453-0607), Grand Inns of America (865-453-1000), Family Inns of America (865-453-4905), Super 8 (865-453-2999), Mountain Breeze Motel (865-453-2659), Pigeon Forge Inn and Suites (865-453-9151), Days Inn (l-800-645-3079), Cold Creek Resort (865-453-0625), Connor Hill Motor Lodge (865-428-0387), Best Western Plaza Inn (865-453-5538), River Chase Motel (865-428-1299), Smokey Mountain Motor Lodge (865-453-9732), Riverside Motor Lodge (865-453-5555), Tennessee Mt. Lodge (865-453-4784), Colonial House Motel (800-662-5444), Riverside Tower (865-453-5500), Lazy Bear Inn (865-453-5568), River Place Inn (865-428-4440), Willow Brooks Lodge (865-453-5334), Maples Motor Inn (888-453-8983), EconoLodge (865-453-3906), Howard Johnson (865-428-0172), Smokey Meadows Lodge (865-453-4625), Valley Forge Inn (800-554-8740), Shular Inn (800-451-2376), Riverstone Resort and Spa (866-908-0990), Bear Crossing Condominiums (866-453-9696).
 
There are many more hotels/motels/condominiums in the area which may be a few miles away from the meeting place. You may visit mypigeonforge.com for their locations and prices.
 
We had a very blessed Passover/Unleavened Bread this year. Thank you all for your continued support in prayer and contributions.
 
Sincerely,
George Trent
 
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