Senior Pastor/Evangelist: James E. Cleveland
Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
This ministry is dedicated to the Spiritual growth and development of the church of our Lord Jesus Christ
"To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna." Revelation 2:8-17.
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What is Sonship Really Like?
After twenty chapters of describing the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the Apostle John finally summarizes it all up in John 20:31… "These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have LIFE through his name".
So this is the heart of the Gospel. He has done all these things to show us what the Anointed One is really like. For we are part of him, bone of his bones, flesh of his flesh, members of his Body. And that we might see the realm of Sonship in action, for this is the place we are to dwell. We must know how to act. We must know what our privileges are. So he shows us what a Son of God is like. And that through his name, we might believe our way into this same Life!
This is the Gospel. This is the good news for humanity. We will be like Jesus. We are to bear his image. To sit with him on his throne. To share his glory, and his inheritance. Oh yes, this has made good theology, but was never brought into a realm of reality. Somehow, someday, somewhere beyond the blue we would see him and be like him. But here on this earth? In front of the heathen of this world? No one seemed able to believe for such as this. But it is so anyhow. Men's doubts and fearful arguments will never prevent it from coming. Praise God! He has decreed it. It is according to his eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord!
There will be a harvest. The harvest will produce a multitude of sons in the image and with the life of the Son of God, until the knowledge of His glory covers the earth as the waters cover the sea. Heaven is real, and will be entered into by those for whom it is prepared. The body of that first-born Son has not been destroyed, and He shall be seen again. But let me say to you that He will be seen on this earth by the nations of the world in His Body of Sons, and they will know that they have seen the Christ, the Son of the living God. And the Kingdom of God shall come to this earth, the will of God will be done here, and this shall be as great as any heaven you've ever dreamed of.
Those who aspire to be a partaker with the Lord in His End-Time purposes must enter the School of Christ and be recreated, developed, and trained. These must pass through a process of crucifixion, testing, chastening and correction.
The first thing necessary is to discover this School of Preparation, then seek to gain entrance. One must know that this course of training is available before he can enter its classes. A knowledge of its requirements is helpful; accepting them is essential. Unless we submit to this time of processing, our participation in His End-Time purposes cannot be obtained.
Except we, in some measure, come to understand God’s ways of working, we may find ourselves involved in that which is at cross purposes with Him. He may be trying to crucify us through a certain individual, but all we see is someone trying to do us wrong. God may be applying the chastening rod, but we interpret it as someone wrongly abusing us.
If we will consider past persons and events and can recognize God at work refining us, we will find ourselves in His School of Preparation, having entered without our being aware of it.
Before we will be able to rightly relate to the classroom lessons of this school, we must come into a practical relationship with the Holy Spirit as our director and teacher. Each individual will be in a class by himself and receive the lessons specifically fitted to the crucifixion of his will, heart, and carnal nature. These deal inwardly, backward in correction concerning incidents of the past, and forward in preparation toward the intended position and work to occupy us in that day.
Jesus, the Master Rebuilder, is at hand through the Holy Spirit, diligently working with fullers soap, refiner’s fire, winnowing fan, trying circumstances, and unreasonable people. He will bring to bear all these, and many other crucifying, chastening, and correcting people and trying things, which are exactly suited to our individual processing.
The only safe way is to face them all. See no man. Rather, see it as being appointed of the Lord. The Lord will formulate conditions, and set in our path persons adapted to reach and correct our every crooked or warped tendency. We must accept and understand the fact that it is the Lord at work.
An almost endless variety of incidents and people, strangely unaccountable, may gather around us. If we will remain steadfast and faithful, after we come through it all, we will be a greatly changed person, and have become “a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work (2 Timothy 2:21).”
There are many who talk about End-Time truth, but few seem to find the door that leads into this School of Holy Spirit Preparation. Jesus said of the Pharisees, “They say, and do not.”
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (James 1:22).”
Pastor/Evangelist: James E. Cleveland
About this ministry as seen through the eyes of a member of the congregation
Please read the following email we received.
Dear Brother Cleveland. Having had an opportunity to be in one of your services lately, I wanted to write you, and give you an brief account, of what I obtained through your ministry.
There was no glitz or glamour, no outward show, when Brother Cleveland came and took the service. Just a man dressed in a pair of slacks and a white shirt and tie. The scripture came to my mind that there was no beauty, that men should desire him, when the Prophet spoke about the coming of Jesus and the true ministry. All of the formalities that has been associated with the ministry and church was not there, as this man took out his guitar and sat down and hit a chord on the guitar. When he began to play, it was as though heaven was open and all of the glory of God filled the temple. He sang only two songs and they were not rehearsed or planned out, they were by the Holy Spirit. Then he put away the guitar, open the Bible, read some scriptures, and the word began to flow as a river of life. It was truly God speaking to the people, as Brother Cleveland expounded the word of God as I have never heard it before. He spoke for about an hour and what a Glorious word. Then he called a couple of people out of the congregation and told them things about their life that only God would know.They were healed and delivered and glorified God. Then he gave an opportunity to the people to give to his ministry that he might continue to carry the gospel. Not alot of vague promises, and not and hour to keep pulling the people to give more, just a simple man who took a simple offering. I thought to myself, this man is depending on God to supply the need and does not have, nor need gimmicks to take an offering. The service was dismissed and I left a much better man than when I first came to the service. I can truly say this is a man of God that has the true message of God and I am glad when they said unto me, let us go unto the house of the Lord. If you get a chance, you need to hear this man. God bless you.
A brother in Christ.
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