Dear Brethren and Co-Workers in Christ:
Greetings from the Five Cities region of California.
I was on GCN radio twice this week, mainly talking about the Bible, abortion, and early Christian beliefs.
On other radio matters, Steve Dupuie and I worked on a new format for the Bible News Prophecy program–which is where most of our sermonettes come from.
We did basically a question and answer format,, which we expect to use once we are on radio in Europe. That officially is to start on July 4th.
Elder Aleksandar ‘Sasha’ Veljic will be making most of the radio broadcasts, but that is not (yet anyway) expected to use a Q&A format.
We may also have others make radio recordings as well.
Steve Dupuie did a test upload to the radio station in Italy yesterday to help insure we know how to do this.
Please pray for the success of our radio outreaches around the world.
Deacon Ondigo Ochieng (not related to Evans Ochieng) sent the following reports:
Deacons Grantone Otieno and Ondigo Ochieng on the radio
Dear Dr.Thiel: May I take this opportunity to thank you so very much and the brethren in France who have taken the step of faith to fulfill Matthew 24:14 and 28:19-20 by supporting the radio program.We are so glad that it is bearing fruit and we have seen the hand of God in it. I am also glad that you have arranged for the radio program in USA and elsewhere.We have tried to utilize all of the funds sent and we have only one program ahead for Radio Pwani FM.However much it was expensive, it is bearing fruits and therefore we still pray that it continues.We also pray that God opens a way to visit some people who have shown interest in knowing the truth.Herein attached is the detailed report for the radio program.Be blessed abundantly.
CCOG RADIO HARVEST REPORT
FRIDAY APRIL 15TH 2022 ( Radio Milambo 103.8FM)
DISCOURSE: SHOULD YOU KEEP GOD’S HOLY DAYS OR DEMONIC HOLIDAYS? Part 1-Holy Days vs.Popular Holidays.
After discussing Three Days and Three Nights which raised eyebrows to the listeners, we decided to embark on thorough discussion on the God’s Holy Days so that we differentiate between the God’s Holy Days and the Satanic or Demonic Holidays.
We received 22 phone calls whereby listeners were able to ask different questions. We also received short messages with questions from some people who wanted to know more but did not want to be identified.
SATURDAY 16TH 2022 ( KBC MAYIENGA FM 93.7 FM)
DISCOURSE: HOW THE CCOG DIFFERS FROM PROTESTANTISM Part 1 –Protestantism Vs. Church of God History.
Many of our listeners have been thinking that we are part of the protestant churches. Others have associated us with the reformed SDAs or Baptists. Due to requests by listeners who wanted to know more about us, we decided to embark on the book by Dr.Thiel “ Hope of Salvation: How the CCOG Differs from Protestantism.”
We received 12 phone calls which were mostly from SDA members. We also directed them to the CCOG website so that they may read more from that free online book. Some people who were interested in visiting the CCOG website have been calling us and asking very good questions.
FRIDAY APRIL 22ND 2022 (RADIO MILAMBO 103.8 FM).
DISCOURSE: SHOULD YOU KEEP GOD’S HOLY DAYS OR DEMONIC HOLIDAYS? PART 2-Passover, Is it only About Christ’s Death?
This discourse attracted 25 phone calls from different people from different church organizations outside of God’s Church. Some listeners were asking us why there is much confusion especially in the timing of the day of Passover and why it is not kept as instituted by God in both and Old and New Testament. We answered the questions scripturally starting with Revelation 12:9.
SATURDAY APRIL 23RD 2022 (KBC MAYIENGA 93.7 FM)
DISCOURSE: HOW THE CCOG DIFFERS WITH PROTESTANTISM PART 2- Marcion ( The First Protestant) and the ten commandments.
This attracted 1 1 phone calls and 9 sms. There was lots of encouraging messages from listeners.
We realized that most of our listeners are Seventh Day Adventist members. Some invited us to visit them while we have been sharing the CCOG booklets and magazines with them. Most of them were wondering that we are a Church of God that keeps God’s commandments because they have associated the Churches of God to Sunday worship.
FRIDAY APRIL 29TH 2022 (RADIO MILAMBO 103.8FM)
DISCOURSE:SHOULD YOU KEEP YOU KEEP GOD’S HOLY DAYS OR DEMONIC HOLIDAYS? PART 3-The Night To Be Much Observed and the Days of Unleavened Bread
This discourse attracted 16 phone calls. We answered lots of questions from different people who thought that the observance of the Days of Unleavened Bread was directed only to Jews/ Israelites.
Some were surprised to know that the observance of Days of ULB continued in the New Testament Church and is still observed by the faithful Christians who are called and chosen in this age.
We received other phone calls from people who called even after the program and still wants to know much about God’s Holy Days. We have been giving booklets of God’s Holy Days to those who request for them and also encourage them to write emails to Pastor Evans for those who are interested to be part of the CCOG.
SATURDAY APRIL 30TH 2022 (KBC MAYIENGA 93.7 FM)
DISCOURSE: HOW THE CCOG DIFFERS FROM PROTESTANTISM PART 3-The New Testament, Martin Luther, and the Canon.
This discourse attracted 27 phone calls. We received calls from as far as Isinya towards Namanga border. We again answered some questions from other people who wanted to know much about what they had in the previous radio program. Some were asking if we have a congregation near Namanga or Isinya.
FRIDAY MAY 6TH 2022 (RADIO MILAMBO 103.8FM)
DISCOURSE: SHOULD YOU KEEP GOD’S HOLY DAYS OR DEMONIC HOLIDAYS? PART 4-Pentecost: The Truth About Your Calling and the Incredible Gift of God.
This discourse attracted 24 phone calls from different places within the South Nyanza region and some parts of the border.
We also received lots of short messages that were from different listeners and some were requesting for booklets and Bibles to help them understand much about what we taught.
SATURDAY MAY 7TH 2022 ( KBC MAYIENGA FM 93.7 FM)
DISCOURSE: HOW THE CCOG DIFFERS FROM PROTESTANTISM PART 4 –Passover and the Easter Sunday.
This was a wonderful discourse that brought a lot of reactions from different people. Some reacted negatively especially the Sunday minister while others reacted positively and wanted to know much about the Easter and the origin of the Sunday worship.
We received 39 phone calls from different people who wanted to know more about us and also read some of our articles. We directed our listeners to the CCOG website.
FRIDAY MAY 13TH 2022 ( RADIO MILAMBO 103.8 FM)
DISCOURSE: SHOULD YOU KEEP GOD’S HOLY DAYS OR DEMONIC HOLIDAYS? PART 5-Feast of Trumpets: Christ’s Return and Events Leading to it.
We realized that many people are eager to know much about Christ’s return and the events surrounding His second advent. This discourse triggered 42 phone calls. We could not manage to answer all the calls that day and we decided to keep on contacting those who wanted to know much about God’s Holy Days and answered several questions attached to the discourse.
SATURDAY MAY 14TH 2022 (KBC MAYIENGA 97.3 FM)
DISCOURSE: HOW THE CCOG DIFFERS FROM PROTESTANTISM PART 5-Views of Jews and the Lost Tribes.
This was an awesome discourse in that it triggered 57 phone calls. Many people were so much excited to know much about the Jews people and the lost tribes of Israel.
Some Sunday churches and other Messianic teach that all the tribes of Israel went back to their homeland i.e the state of Israel in 1948. Some Messianic also disputed the discourse.
Others suggested that I organize for a seminar to teach people about the Jews and the lost tribes of Israel.
FRIDAY MAY 20TH 2022 (RADIO MILAMBO 103.8 FM)
DISCOURSE: SHOULD YOU KEEP GOD’S HOLY DAYS OR DEMONIC HOLIDAYS? PART 6 –Day of Atonement: Satan Gets Banished.
I loved the way most people asked very good questions from this discourse. It attracted 27 phone calls and 31 sms.
Some two pastors were able to invite us to their church to present the same message. I went and did as he requested and even given them some few booklets.
SATURDAY MAY 21ST 2022 ( KBC MAYEINGA 97.3 FM )
DSCOURSE: HOW THE CCOG DIFFERS FROM PROTESTANTISM PART 6-Warfare and Violent Sports
This discourse triggered different reactions which were both positive and negative. We received 35 phone calls and 34 sms. Some people were also saying that we are religious fanatics.
FRIDAY MAY 27TH 2022 ( RADIO MILAMBO 103.8 FM)
DISCOURSE: SHOULD YOU KEEP GOD’S HOLY DAYS OR DEMONIC HOLIDAYS? PART 7 –Feast of Tabernacles: A Glimpse of What the World Looks Like Under Christ’s Reign
This discourse was awesome. It attracted 44 phone calls and several sms from different people including the church ministers who wanted to a repeat of the same discourse and or receive the booklets.
SATURDAY MAY 28TH ( KBC PWANI 92.7 FM )
DISCOURSE: HOW CCOG DIFFERS FROM PROTESTANTISM PART 7 –Baptism, Infants, Sprinkling and Immersion
This attracted 84 phone calls from different church organizations. Some people confessed that they have been really lied to because they are sprinkled while some baptize children.
In fact most people who listened to this discourse have been calling occasionally to learn more about the CCOG.
We got an opportunity in radio KBC Pwani which captures the coastal regions like Mombasa, Malindi, Voi, Mariakani, Watamu, Ukunda and its environs like Msambweni.
FRIDAY JUNE 10TH 2022 ( RADIO MILAMBO 103.8 FM)
DISCOURSE: SHOULD YOU KEEP GOD’S HOLY DAYS OR DEMONIC HOLIDAYS? PART 8- The Last Great Day: God’s Amazing Plan of Salvation for Humankind
Many who listened to this discourse were startled. It attracted 69 phone calls.
We received requests for booklets and answered several questions from the listeners. I also got the opportunity to visit some people and also give God’s Holy Days booklets.
SATURDAY JUNE 11TH 2022 ( KBC MAYIENGA 93.7 FM)
DISOURSE: HOW THE CCOG DIFFERS FROM PROTESTANTISM PART 8: Sola Scriptura or Tradition
This was another amazing discourse that triggered lots of reactions.
33 people called and asked several questions even from the previous discourses.
FRIDAY JUNE 17TH 2022 ( RADIO MILAMBO 103.8 FM)
DISCOURSE: SHOULD YOU KEEP GOD’S HOLY DAYS OR DEMONIC HOLIDAYS? PART 9-Mistranslations and the Sabbath
This discourse attracted 29 phone calls. We realized that most of those who called were Sabbath keepers who do not keep God’s Holy Days but only Sabbath and some part of the Holy Days like Passover and what they call “ Camp Meeting.”
Some confessed that they had wrongly quoted the Book of Colossians 2:14-17. Some requested for visitation and booklets. We are almost running out of the booklets but we thank God that they are being used.
SATURADY JUNE 18TH ( KBC MAYIENGA 93.7 FM)
DISCOURSE: HOW THE CCOG DIFFERS FROM PROTESTANTISM PART 9-Sabbath Vs. Sunday
This was another startling reality and was not palatable to some of the Sunday church leaders though many of the callers appreciated and wanted to know more.
It attracted 58 phone calls and 20 sms. It also triggered both positive and negative reactions. But we were glad that we had done our part.
FRIDAY JUNE 24TH 2022 ( RADIO MILAMBO 103.8 FM)
DISCOURSE: SHOULD YOU KEEP GOD’S HOLY DAYS OR DEMONIC HOLIDAYS? PART 10-Repackaged Demonic Holidays
This discourse also triggered different reactions because it went across the grains of denominations which keep the demonic holidays.
We received 17 phone calls and 3 sms.
SATURDAY JUNE 25TH ( KBC MAYIENGA 93.7 FM)
DISCOURSE: HOW THE CCOG DIFFERS FROM PROTESTANTISM PART 10: Seventh Day Baptists, Adventists and Messianic Jews)
This discourse attracted 53 phone calls. Some of the Messianic movements also called from Nairobi and Nyahururu and wanted to know more about CCOG.
We have received invitations to visit several people. We pray and trust that God will provide means to visit those who have requested for a one on one visit.
NB: We pray that God may provide for us to continue with the radio harvest program. We also pray that we may visit most of those who have invited us.
While this program has born fruit, we are struggling to see if we have the funds to continue with this–particularly since there are other needs to other parts of Africa and elsewhere.
Our thanks for those in France who provided the funding to keep this radio program on this far.
Furthermore, yesterday, the French have agreed to provide additional funding, hence we should be able to keep this on the air.
Bible News Prophecy Magazine
We mailed out the latest edition of the Bible News Prophecy magazine.
Here is a link to the July – September 2022 edition of Bible News Prophecy magazine.
Subscribers should be receiving their copies soon.
Suggested Sabbath Service
Here is a suggested service for the weekly Sabbath:
- 2-3 hymns (our songbook, The Bible Hymnal, contains the materials from the 1974 Bible Hymnal from the old WCG with new covers, plus ten additional hymns; there is also some Choral Accompaniment online).
- Opening prayer.
- Sermonette: Abortion, the US Constitution, and the Bible. Other sermonettes are available at the BitChute Prophecy channel https://www.bitchute.com/channel/prophecy/ and other CCOG used platforms.
- Announcements (if any) and one hymn.
- Sermon: Murder, anger, kindness, and love. Other sermons are also available at the ContinuingCOG channel.
- Final hymn.
- Closing prayer.
Note: If you have a slow internet connection, you can watch these by starting the video, then below it (and towards the right) look for an outline of a gear–if you click on that, it will allow the YouTube video to be played with lower video quality, but at least it will not stop often–you can select a quality as low as 144p. If your internet connection is still too slow (as my home one is) and/or you prefer audio messages to audio-visuals ones, go to the YouTube link for the message, click on SHOW MORE related to the description. You will then see something that says, “Download MP3.” Below that is a link to an MP3 file. Most computers (and even some cellular telephones) will allow MP3 files to be downloaded and played. This is an option we have made available (but we are also looking into ways to improve that as well)–and, of course, we have written article options. Some people have found that if their internet connections are not fast enough, that they can simply listen to the messages that are found at the Bible News Prophecy online radio channel. Note: If there are ever commercials before, during or after, they ARE NOT from us nor do we receive money from them–but sometimes platforms put them up.
IN CASE YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A ‘LETTER TO THE BRETHREN’ FOR ANY WEEK, REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE MANY SERMON MESSAGES ON THE ContinuingCOG channel AND MANY SERMONETTE MESSAGES ON THE Bible News Prophecy channel. There are also some messages at the CCOGAfrica channel. There are also messages in the Spanish language at the CDLIDDSermones channel.
World News Items
We are seeing more and more complaints against people who claim to get certain of their moral positions from the Bible. In the USA, the recent US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade is emboldening more biblical critics to speak out against such (see ‘Christian fascism is right here, right now’ ‘Elites finally reveal their #1 enemy: CHRISTIANS’). The USA is getting closer to having more violent unrest (see ‘Summer of Rage’ ‘More Civil War opinion pieces in mainstream media! With the end of Roe, the US edges closer and closer to civil war’).
Over in the Middle East, Jordan’s King Abdullah has stated that there needs to be an ‘Arab NATO’ (see TI: Jordan’s king says Ukraine war exposes need for ‘Middle East NATO’). We actually put out a video on that topic a few years ago (watch Arab NATO and the Coming King of the South). Because of prophecies such as in Daniel 11:40-43, we know some type of a military alliance/confederation will take place in the Middle East and North Africa.
Earlier this month, we put out a video related to Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (watch The Middle East, Prophecy, and Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg). A supporter in the UK was the first to tip me off that Herr Guttenberg will now be a political commentator under contract with the television company RTL (see Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg: The Next ‘Donald Trump’?). Although Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg referred to Donald Trump as “that blonde lunatic named Donald” in 2015, perhaps he is learning political lessons from Donald Trump’s success and popularity. Being well known could well help Baron Guttenberg rise up again in the future, which is something he may very well do.
The G7 meeting was held in Germany this week. The attendees made more plans to provide infrastructure to better connect Europe to Asia and other parts of the world (see ‘G7 summit: Leaders detail $600bn plan to rival China’s Belt and Road initiative’ ‘PGII’). Although the USA pledged to support aspects of this, its similar pledge last year did not come to fruition, but Europe’s did (watch EU’s Global Gateway, Trade, and War?). The Bible shows that nations of the world will become rich trading with the coming end time European Babylon (cf. Revelation 18), and Europe is working on many levels that will facilitate that happening.
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23)
While we understand how the above applies to many who profess Jesus, brethren, make sure that does not include you.
We are not to “rest upon our laurels” as the saying goes, but continue to obey God and live according to His loving laws.
Pastor and Overseer