February 11, 2012, Sermon Transcript
By Lawrence A. Nowell
1.) “I don’t want to preach about it, how you broke God’s heart. If I preach to you a little bit longer, if I preach, won’t you listen to God’s heart, God’s heart?”
2.) This is The Obedient Church of God broadcasting throughout the world from theworldtomorrow.org and 1stcenturychristian.com, preaching the first century gospel and only the first century doctrines without any changes or deletions, or interpretations.
3.) “We don’t want to talk about it, how you broke God’s heart, but if we preach to you a little bit longer, if we preach won’t you listen to God’s heart, God’s heart, God’s heart?”
4.) Going out to the world, “Bon Jour, Paris, France,” 6 p.m.; 9 a.m. on the West Coast; 12 noon on the East Coast, now is the perfect time for our spiritual feeding today.
5.) We have a “dynamite sermon” for you today, and you’ll be so glad you tuned in.
6.) “We don’t want to talk about it, how you broke God’s heart, but if we preach to you just a little bit longer, if we preach, won’t you listen to God’s heart, God’s heart?”
7.) We are going to be preaching on “potential visibility,” and straightening that all out.
8.) We have some sparklers regarding something that will stimulate all of our minds on famous quotes.
9.) First we must enter the Throne Room before we bring our praises in song to the Father.
10.) As we enter the doorway we turn our faces toward the north heavens where the Father is, arms outstretched with palms up, head bowed and eyes closed. Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell leads us in prayer.
11.) “Almighty most merciful, loving Father, praise and glory to you be forever throughout the universe forever and ever and ever. There is none like you, abounding in wisdom and superseding in love, and magnificence of mind.
12.) “All of the beautiful animals you’ve created through your mind and your power, we thank you. We thank you for the peacocks, the finest bird with the most-detailed feather designs.
13.) “Thank you for the mighty elephants, for the giraffe, not to mention the little raccoons, and all the animals that show your character, and your capacity for love, kindness, and gentleness.
14.) “And the vast vast universe of stars out there that show your magnificence in mathematics as they all spin and turn and swirl in perfect harmony.
15.) “Praise to you. There’s none like you Father.
16.) “Now we ask you to be with the brethren in Pakistan, 160 of them plus children. They are living in a dangerous area. Eight of them were murdered four years ago. Be with them and supply their needs for food and clothing. Protect them.
17.) “Inspire the service, inspire the speaking, and inspire the hearing, and the video tapes. Help us to straighten out the problems of “potential visibility” and make it clear for the people in a kind way.
18.) “Thank you for The Obedient Church of God, the Romans 9:28 “short work.” There is no one else except us, who is teaching and sticking with everything that is identical to Paul and Yeshua in the first century. So please strengthen our message.
19.) “Help us to uphold your Bible. No one else is. So be with The obedient Church of God members and strengthen them.
20.) “Now we turn this service over to your hands and ask it all in Yeshua’s holy righteous name Yeshua ha Mashiach, our soon arriving King. Amen.
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21.) It is just amazing. There isn’t any other denomination that is teaching the Bible the way it was taught in the first century. It’s just amazing. Why can’t they read?
22.) One of the things that is simple is that all the males are to appear three times a year before the Lord. Exodus 23:17 in the Bible. The Obedient Church of God is the only church that preaches all the males should appear before the Lord three times a year. All of the Worldwide Church of God offshoots appear once. Why? Because they are following the spirit of their father, the Devil!
23.) Now that we are in the Throne Room, let us give our praises to Father. This is important because this is our sacrifice. The fruit of our lips is our sacrifice to Father. So we sing out. Our hearts are not right if e refuse to praise Father.
24.) In our 1934 Hymnals we sing Psalm 135, “Praise God’s Name”; Psalm 136, “His Mercy Never Fails”O give thanks unto the Lord of Lords; and Psalm 137, “By the Waters of Babylon.”
25.) We sing this third song because we are in the throes of the set-up of the Beast Power, which is all around us, and the NDAA, The National Defense Authorization Act, is legal whereby a person can be locked up if he or she is considered to be “belligerent,” and if he or she has “expressive conduct.”
24. Welcome to Orwell’s 1984. We are by the waters of Babylon. There we weep and there sat down with the machinations of the New World Order all around us. Sing out to Father “By the Waters of Babylon.”
25.) It is sad we are that we have to live in fear of the authorities, because TOCOG preaches against homosexuality, and we preach against the Catholic Church and all the other denominations that refuse to follow the Bible.
26.) We have entered an era where it is wrong to have “expressive conduct.” It is now outlawed
as criminal. And worse than that, there’s another new term “having unreasonable speech” for which police can arrest you. This term also means having “unreasonable manners,” or “acting at an unreasonable time.” So if you become expressive and have”expressive conduct,” you are a criminal . [Transcriber’s Note: The NDAA was signed into law 12-31-11 by President Obama.]
27.) If Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell gets vehemently upset at people who are breaking God’s laws, he can be arrested for “expressive conduct.” There are now restrictions that are applied on excessive “expressive conduct.” It doesn’t use the word “excessive.” You can also be arrested for being “belligerent.”
28.) If people’s home is taken away from them and they have been driven into poverty, they can’t even protest. There are tens of thousands of people who are homeless and now they can’t even protest because they will be locked up under the NDA Act. They will not have the ability to have a lawyer nor to have a trial. They will be locked up indefinitely!!
29.) We are seeing the protests around the world with the general strikes in Greece, and the general strikes coming up. (A repeat of the 1930’s Great Depression.) This is how they are going to bring in the New World Order: first they are going to drive everybody down til they grind the face of the poor into the ground into poverty, and then they are going to provide the solution.
30.) They way it’s been designed to work is through the Illuminati and since 1871 it’s through Albert Pike and how he planned to foment the hatred between the Arabs and the “Christians” and then bring on World War III. This was written in 1871.
31.) At the end of World War II they wanted to go to war with China, but the problem was the troops wouldn’t fight! The American troops had had enough.
32.) This was also true in the Viet Nam War. When the troops refused to fight, they went into carpet bombing. The troops started fragging the officer’s tents. That means they were throwing fragmentation grenades into their officer’s tents to blow up the officers. When they lost control of the armies, they went into carpet bombing.
33.) This time the NWO is driving everyone into poverty. Remember in the 50s and 70s people had money, but now people don’t have jobs because companies took the jobs overseas. Jobs were all shipped overseas. So there isn’t any solution.
34.) Bear Note: The NWO is going to bring in a “prosperity program,” and give everyone lots of money for a short term solution. Billions of dollars are going to be handed out.
35.) Everyone will rejoice as the New World Order brings order out of chaos. But right now we are seeing the NWO fomenting the chaos between the Arabs and the “Christian” nations, and fomenting the chaos on the streets with driving people don into poverty.
36.) Poverty caused people to strike in Italy, and caused people to strike in Greece deliberately. They know exactly what they are doing. Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell figured out their game plan also. Then in the midst of chaos, the NWO will provide a solution. Everyone will be desperate for a solution.
37.) Sidebar: There are other solutions besides paying the debt, with Greece and Italy and all the others than paying the debts. They could just default.
38.) Who was it that defaulted, and it’s not on the news and everything is just fine? Iceland. Iceland refused to pay the “banksters.” The people held a referendum and the outcome was that the bank would not be supported and the bank can go into bankruptcy or wherever else the banks would go. But the banks wouldn’t get a cent.
39.) This wasn’t told on the news because all of the news corporation are controlled by 5 major corporations, which are all part of the Illuminati and super elite. And therefore, we never hear that Iceland did not pay the “banksters.” They let the “banksters” collapse in Iceland, and let them go into receivership and everything is just fine.
40.) But they don’t tell people that, because they want to bring in the New World Order. They control all the news except here in the U.S. where speakers are still allowed to be on the air broadcasting, and no one knows how long that’s going to be because of the SOPA , that stopped copyright laws whereby they can shut down everybody they want to by the way they brought in the act, another new act to control the internet now in these United States, not around the world indeed.[Transcriber’s Note; SOPA means “Stop Online Piracy Act”]
41.) So tape these broadcasts because people won’t be able to hear them on the internet. And all people will be able to hear is the “man of sin” and the “false prophet.”
42.) Interesting. Ironically, while Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell was saying “all people will be able to hear is the “man of sin” and the “false prophet,” all of TOCOG’s online broadcasts ceased for the last eleven seconds!
43.) Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell is monitoring it while he is speaking over the air waves and the signals for the online broadcasts cut out. All the bars and all the transmission cut out for 11 seconds while he was just saying those words.
44.) TOCOG broadcasts should be recorded in your computer so you can listen to them when TOCOG is taken off the air.
45.) The point is we are fighting against people who are diabolically evil planning from 1871 and their cabal is all related. They’re all cousins of each other. Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell has showed us that all the leaders are Luciferian, are Satanic.
46.) Sarkozy of France is a 33 degree Mason; Obama is a 32nd degree Mason; Netanyahu is a 33rd degree Mason; Shimon Perez is a 33rd degree Mason; and King Juan Carlos of Spain is a 33rd degree Mason and he is also King of Jerusalem.
47.) All these people are just laughing “up their sleeve” at us because we don’t know what is going on except The Obedient Church of God.
48.) When TOCOG is taken off the air, it’s going to be interesting because TOCOG is speaking out, is being “belligerent.” We have every right to speak out. And for sure, we are using “expressive conduct.”
49.) The New World Order has to come in. This “naked capitalism” that’s driving down the whole civilization needs to come clean.
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50.) What has come up as a big controversy now is what is known as “potential visibility.” On a spiritual aspect, “potential visibility” is when people say they are not going to use two witnesses to sight the crescent new moon. They want to use mathematical reckoning.
51.) They say they refuse to sight the crescent new moon with two witnesses. They say to all the people: do not go outside, stay in your homes, and we’ll tell you when the new month of the calendar starts.
52.) The Bible says that the new crescent moon has to be confirmed by two witnesses, at least, who have eyes, and that means “four eyeballs.”
53.) Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell got expressive, he got mad at this situation of those who tell people to disobey the Bible and not send out two witnesses, who have eyeballs.
54.) So Mr. Nowell sent out an e-mail that said, “Do you have any ‘balls’ to follow Yah?” So he got expressive. Then he put, “You are refusing to send out two witnesses. And you have self-centered disobedience,” That’s pretty clear.
55.) If you are not sending out two witnesses, then you are being disobedient as opposed to being obedient. And you know what happens to the disobedient? The disobedient get thrown into the Lake of Fire.
56.) So if you are going to scratch out the scriptures, “little you” is going to become a god yourself, and say, “I’m not going to send out two witnesses; I’m going to use a mathematical reckoning.
57.) The issue is about CHANGING God’s LAW. That’s how serious it is. The issue is about changing God’s instructions. The issue is about changing God’s Bible. And you are refusing to send out two witnesses.
58.) TOCOG received some correspondence where the question was asked, “Well, can’t we use math? If a month can’t have more than 30 days, then math is part of a qualification. Don’t let anyone fool you with that. That is not true, because, in order to have calculations, you have to have calculations involving “lag times,” and in depth calculations.
59.) God’s Bible tells us a month cannot be longer than 30 days. That is not mathematics. That’s a divine statement, that’s a divine instruction to be used only after looking for the crescent, and it cannot b sighted on the 29th.
60.) We don’t need mathematics to read a calendar, nor do we need mathematics to wait for the next day. Math is not part of the qualification to know when the lunar month begins. A three-year old doesn’t know math, but a three-year-old can wait for the next day.
61.) Bear Note: Where does God’s Bible tell us to stop sighting the crescent? Nowhere! Yet, some lying “sinisters” tell us to stop sighting God’s crescent moon!!
62.) The next point that TOCOG has refuted is where they have the NFL using cameras in order to double check and to reverse the umpires’ calls due to the fact that the cameras allow them to see what they missed in the first place.
63.) Technology is not to be compared to sighting the crescent moon, because the Bible says “eyeballs.” So do you have any “balls”? Use them! And God already made allowance for human error, so there must be two or more witnesses.
64.) We cannot improve on God’s commands. God has made allowances. That’s why there must be two or more witnesses. God states “little you” must send out witnesses. Couldn’t be clearer.
65.) Now that we have technology we can know what is happening in Israel as far as the barley is concerned. That is so deceptive, because the technology that we have only reports what already has happened, and been sighted by the human witnesses of the barley being aviv, of being ripe. It’s not made by mathematics!!
66.) It’s reported by using a telephone or a computer, but the witnesses have to look at the barley by using their “balls,” their eyeballs. So they march through the fields of Israel surrounding Jerusalem and they use their eyeballs. Then they use the telephone to report what they have seen. It has nothing to do with using mathematical calculations or technology to determine whether the barley is aviv (ripe) or not.
67.) The barley is aviv, ripe. (The month is called Abib.) With barley you have to have witnesses to tell you that it is ripe. The difference is that you are only using a telephone to report what five witnesses saw.
68.) Bear Note: You are not throwing away the live witnesses using their eyes for the barley harvest.
69.) Technology of a telephone or computer is used to tell people that witnesses saw the barley and that it is ripe.
70.) Could technology have been used in Noah’s day? Hypothetically, let’s say that Noah was here and that there’s been a flood for a year, and God told Noah to send out a dove, to send out a witness.
71.) Some people would refuse to send out a dove and instead they went on “google earth” and they looked over the whole earth using their google satellite system. This was disobedience.
72,) God said to Noah to send out a dove, a witness with two wings and a beak that brought back a little branch. The parallel is that some people refuse to send out the dove by refusing to send out the two witnesses. [Transcriber’s Note: God’s requirement can’t be altered.]
73.) We can’t be disobedient to God’s statement of what to do. That’s the difference. You are a “disobedient brat” if you don’t sight the moon with the four eyes of two witnesses.
74.) Remember, God does not state anywhere in his Bible to stop observing the crescent moon visually with the naked eye. You are outrightly disobedient if you stop sighting the crescent moon with your naked eye.
75.) Here is a story about “Does it make a difference?” “A child was told by his father to pick up his coloring book papers from the floor. The child got his friend to pick up the papers. (Some people get their friend, the calculator, to tell when the new moon is.)
76.) “The father found out the little boy didn’t pick up the coloring book papers from the floor, so the father spanked the little boy so hard that the child cried and cried and cried and whined. Father then spanked him even harder and without mercy. Why?
77.) “The boy was spanked, not just because the child asked his friend to pick up the coloring book papers, thereby getting rid of his own responsibility, but because the child openly, deliberately disobeyed his father’s instructions. The child was told to pick up the papers, not have his friend do it.
78.) We are told to sight the crescent moon. We are not told to hire mathematicians to calculate when the crescent is. Into the Lake of Fire you go because you have no fear of God, no fear of Father’s Word stating there must be two witnesses!!
79.) The book of Revelation, 21:8, says the disobedient are thrown into the Lake of Fire for deliberately disobeying God’s Torah, Bible Words that tell you sight the crescent moon with human eyes. “¼The unbelieving¼and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone¼”
80.) Remember, Noah’s instructions were to send out a dove, not to devise his own ways. So if God told you today to send out a dove, then you would send out a dove, even though you had a google map in front of you of the whole earth, you must send out a dove.
81.) According to other ministers, you would not send out a dove, you now have technology, you use google earth. Wrong! Wrong! Whack! Whack! Whack! You get spanked, thrown into the Lake of Fire, if necessary, so you don’t keep being a “disobedient brat” for eternity and upsetting the whole universe because you refused to obey. “Only if they had obeyed, surely God would have saved them.”
82.) What’s this braying of sheep and goats and cattle that I hear? What’s this thing of using mathematics when God said to use your eyes? Don’t you know that to obey is better than sacrifice? Don’t you know it’s better to sight the crescent moon in Jerusalem with your own eyes? Don’t you dare spare the best animals. Don’t you dare use the best mathematicians.
83.) Bear Note: Best animals sacrificed to the Lord. NOT! God said kill all the animals, kill everything.
84.) God said use two witnesses. God said to sight the crescent with your eyes, not with man’s calculations. Don’t you dare use calculations to determine the new crescent moon. Therefore, you don’t spare the best animals and you don’t dare go near the mathematicians.
85.) Don’t you dare look back to Sodom, to man’s ways, and get turned into a pillar of salt, not for looking back, but for your self-centered disobedience, not following God’s instructions.
86.) Lot’s wife didn’t think it was a big deal for her to turn around and look at Sodom and what happened? She was turned into a pillar of salt.
87.) What about the golden ark? Everyone was told to not touch the ark. One day the ark was riding on a new cart, but the oxen stumbled and shook the ark. One of the men put his hand on the ark and the Lord smote him. Immediately he died. He was trying to do a good thing, but he disobeyed God’s instruction. The Levites were not to touch any holy thing because they were symbols of God’s holiness.
88.) Bear Note: There is only one approved method that was commanded by God himself in the Holy Scriptures for the reckoning of God’s time. Sighting the new moon is the only method.
89.) Piddling self-centered man thinks he has the authority to change God’s Biblical instruction, but man’s ways will end up in the Lake of Fire.
90.) Remember, witnesses have to use their eyeballs; it’s that simple. And you’ve got to send out a dove, even if you have access to “google earth,” you’ve got to send out the dove.
91.) The Obedient Church of God is so far advanced, we’ve already prepared to follow Yah when the sun is darkened and the moon will not give her light. When we are in the place of safety and Yahveh may be there to guide us, we will be using the Bible as our only reference.
92.) During the Tribulation the months will be thirty days long at that time. God states two witnesses must sight the crescent on the 29th day, or it goes to the thirtieth day, even when the moon does not give her light. Father says so in His Bible.
93.) This, hopefully, will take care of all the naysayers out there. We can’t let them continue. Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell is not going to back up.
94.) Mr. Nowell is not going to back up on Turkey-god Day. It has been to Ra-Osiris for four thousand years whether anyone says so or not, because when you are dead and buried, it’ll still be to Ra-Osiris, no matter what any person has to say about it.
95.) If someone wants to use Christmas day to honor God, if people want to use Easter, Ishtar, the goddess of sexual love, to honor God or if they want to celebrate Thanksgiving to honor God, into the Lake of Fire you go because you are disobedient and can’t be trusted. You will have your own way.
96.) If only they would have obeyed, surely their God would have saved them; they didn’t learn anything from the trials of Egypt. The Egyptians would have sent out the google satellites to look at the size of the troops and their formations, and the walled-cities of giants you were against and you all would have run for the hills because you couldn’t prevail against them.
97.) Folks, the work of The Obedient Church of God is a work of faith. That’s how we proceed by every word of the Bible. We don’t change one word. That sword on TOCOG’s banner is going to be used to cut up all of the denominations with their big yapping, flapping, daffy-duck mouths that say they are going to pronounce that they sight the crescent moon by using mathematics.
98.) Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell tells us that on the authority of God, don’t do it when the Bible tells you not to; and do not add one jot or tittle, nor add one mathematical calculation. When you add things to the Bible, it means you are commanding the witnesses to be thrown out!
99.) Do you have any “balls” to follow God? to follow Yahveh? If you are refusing to send out two witnesses, you are self-centered disobedient brats. I hope that drives the point home so that “little you” cannot be thrown into the Lake of Fire.
100.) You don’t want to be a traitor. Side Bar: The word “traitor” comes from translators. It’s an old Italian proverb: “traditore” is translated “traitors.” It means “translators.” It is putting things into the Bible that don’t belong there, such as human mathematics.
101.) A traitor adds words to the scriptures. The Bible clearly says the crescent new moon must be confirmed by two witnesses, (not confirmed by mathematics). So many people are misled.
102.) George Bernard Shaw said, “No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says, he is always convinced it says what he means.”
103.) Leonard Raavenhill said, “The Holy Book of the Living God suffers more from its exponents (supporters) today than from its opponents.” Also, “We do not read the Bible the way it is, we read it the way we are.” (that we know better)
104.) God said, Don’t you dare touch that ark even if it is crashing to the ground. Don’t you dare spare the best animals of the Amalekites. These commands are a “thus saith the Lord,” because we know the Bible was written by men who were inspired by the Father to write the Word of God.
105.) The Bible isn’t a book of literature (fictional stories). It’s a commandment Book, an instruction manual. It can’t be changed. It can’t be added to. Why did Father set it up that way? So we can be tested and sorted out.
106.) Divisions have to be among the people, so that those who can be counted worthy can be separated. We’ve got to have the love of Yah’s ways in our heart, or else people will be headed straight for the gates of hell, because they are no longer on that narrow way, but they are on the broad way.
107.) People may have gotten in through the narrow door, but then they went off into “left field” somewhere on to the broad way. These will fall over the cliff right down into the Lake of Fire. It is so sad!
108.) The greatest stumbling blocks to our salvation are the ministers, who are the wolves. They are “sinisters,” It is that simple. It is proven because the ministers tell you not to follow God’s Bible, except one church, The Obedient Church of God. “The proof is in the pudding.”
109.) The Obedient Church of God is the only church that follows the Sabbath Day on the seventh- day in the whole world, including the half that is west of the International Date Line. God gave a congregation in Pakistan to TOCOG. Crescent moon comes to them at 2200 hours.
110.) TOCOG’s Pakistan Church waits until the sun sets to have the Sabbath on the seventh-day of the week in their area even though the world says that day is the first day of the week.
111.) Every other offshoot of the Worldwide Church of God has the Sabbath on the sixth-day since 1881 when the phony IDL was put in and that jumps time ahead 24 hours! This is wrong!!
112.) That’s the proof that TOCOG is the Romans 9:28 “short work.” [Transcriber’s Note: NRSV says, “The Lord will execute his sentence on the earth quickly and decisively.”]
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113.) Three times a year all of the men are to appear before the Lord our God. Deuteronomy 16:16 1.) Festival of unleavened bread (Passover included); 2.) Festival of weeks (Pentecost); 3.) Festival of booths (Feast of Tabernacles).
114.) This is the first century doctrine for Christians. Why aren’t people doing it? The “sinisters” are tricking people again. They are telling people go only once a year to the Feast of Tabernacles
115.) The Bible says three times a year males were to appear in the place God chose. If Church of God people don’t appear three times a year, they are being disobedient. It doesn’t matter if you follow your minister’s orders to appear once a year only, you are still disobedient. At the Nuremberg Trials after World War II Nazi officers claimed they were only following orders, but they all got hung!!
116.) Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell has been appearing before the Lord for three times a year for about ten years, for sure, seven years, counting back to 2004.
117.) II Peter 2:9 “Hold the unrighteous for the Day of Judgment, while continuing their punishment.”
118.) NRSV II Peter 2:9 “the Lord knows how¼to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment.”
119.) The answer is all the “disobedient brats” who don’t count three times a year, and all the “sinisters” who tell them not to come three times a year, are going into the Lake of Fire.
120.) If someone tells people that the Bible doesn’t mean what it says, they are liars. Revelation 21:27 says that liars are kept outside the city of God.
121.) When Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell attended the Worldwide Church of God services, many of the men would have thousands of dollars to spend. He remembers one individual who “blew” $1,000 a day on anything: helicopter rides, wine bottles, entertaining people at a restaurant meal, and rent fancy cars. The point is, men’s second tithe is supposed to be used three times a year, not just one time a year.
122.) Some people can’t afford to go to the feast at all, not even one time a year. God understands that.
123.) Side Bar: Once you start living by the three times a year, other things start changing in your life. You wouldn’t find it hard to accept New Moon Day at all, which The Obedient Church of God follows.
124.) TOCOG has been giving sermons on New Moon Day since last September, 2011. We follow New Moon Day because we’ve got a relationship with God, and we’ve been going to his feasts three times a year for the last seven years.
125.) When we have a relationship with God we aren’t worried about the Beast Power killing us. We’re going to speak out because when we die, the next second we wake up in a resurrection anyway. Nothing can stop us.
126.) We don’t fit in with the world’s civilizations. There’s no reason for us to because we are looking to a better civilization. We’re looking to the Kingdom. And once we get that mind-set, all males shall appear three times a year, isn’t any problem.
127.) When it says on New Moon Day that the East gate is open and on the Sabbath Day so people can attend services, that is our way of life. When it says not to buy and sell on the Sabbath Day nor on New Moon Day, we don’t do it, because we follow the Bible standard. The Bible is our manual and we live by it, we just fit in.
128.) Once we start living according to the Bible standard, it becomes second nature. It is easy to see that the Bible says two witnesses must sight the new crescent moon, by using 4 eyeballs. It isn’t difficult at all to see that Turkey-god Day was a pagan day, and it always has been for 4,000 years.
129.) Having a Thanksgiving Turkey is the same as Christmas and same as Easter, so why would you make an exception? It would be because you are just not plugged in. You are not plugged in to the power source. Sorry. If you were plugged in, you’d follow it. Let that be a wake-up call!
130.) If the Bible demands that the males appear before him three times a year, it is an insult to God for you to turn around and not appear. You are putting your selfish will ahead of God’s will.
131.) God has prepared a magnificent spiritual banquet of spiritual food for you during the days of unleavened bread at its holy feast site, and then you don’t go to the banquet.
132.) If the disciples didn’t go and assemble at Pentecost, they couldn’t have received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Yes, we also assemble on Pentecost on the Holy Hill here. If you are working, you’ve got second tithe, and that is enough to fly you right in and out three times a year.
133.) We have to have a connection to God to obey him. The males are to attend the feasts, but women don’t have to attend. They can attend if they wish. The reason the males come because the way the structure is the men are supposed to teach their wives and their children. Definitely, the males have to come.
134.) The males have an influence on the community, and they have a responsibility to teach others in the community. So they attend the feasts to get instructions three times a year, and after that they go home and teach wives and the children and members of their community.
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135.) So let’s assume you’ve been called by God. The person who is called by God has some interest to get the person to study the Bible, such as prophecy or revelation or poetry or psalms or even the wars. It is like putting a piece of cheese in front of a mouse.
136.) Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell was a “prophecy buff” and that interest got him to studying the Bible. That was a “piece of cheese” that God used to draw Mr. Nowell into his church.
137.) When a person is “called” the person is interested in God’s Bible. If the person bites on that cheese and swallows it and inculcates it, then the person gets more cheese. Then the person gets a little deeper into the Bible itself, and what is learned deepens understanding.
138.) The cheese is the person’s understanding. Then the person gets more cheese and more understanding until a point is reached the person decides he needs to get baptized. If the minister chooses to baptize the person, then that person is chosen.
139.) The gestalt of the three points is called, chosen, and faithful.
140.) Once God had gotten Mr. Nowell interested in is church, then Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell had to be chosen. To be baptized he had to change things in his life and it was a year before he was baptized. The minister wants the person to study and ask questions for a year and get answers for a year, and not be upset.
141.) Actually, Mr. Nowell knew too much and it scared the minister, so the minister wanted to test Mr. Nowell to see if he would “hang in there.” So the minister made Mr. Nowell wait a year. Mr. Nowell had to get that minister to choose him. The minister had to counsel with him so he could know his heart. Baptism is a very serious step in order to be chosen.
142.) Baptism is only the start. You are going to be either in the first resurrection or you are going to be burned up in hell. You won’t come up in the second resurrection. [Transcriber’s Note: Being faithful to God’s truth is needed to be in the first resurrection.]
143.) NRSV Hebrews 10:26 says, “If we willfully persist in sin after having received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.”
144.) There is no more sacrifice for sin. This is it for those who are baptized. For any who are counseling regarding baptism, it says if we sin willfully after we received knowledge of the truth, there remains no sacrifice for sin.
145.) People who are baptized and then return to their old ways will be standing on shaky ground, because you would be chosen if you are going to be baptized and now you have your only chance, your only opportunity at salvation because you have said that you want to be baptized and that you would obey every jot and tittle of God’s Word. A person doesn’t want to take baptism lightly.
146.) Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell wanted to be baptized in a lake where there was much water. It was October 17th up in Canada and it was cold and the water was icy cold. Mr. Nowell insisted. Mr. Nowell and the minister drove up to one of the largest lakes in the world. The minister wore his hip waders and jackets and scarf. When Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell was baptized, he had two witnesses, his mother and his grandmother.
147.) In the spring of 2010, March 31st, Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell gave his first sermon for The Obedient Church of God. If a person is baptized in The Obedient Church of God, the person would be required to make a vow to God in the presence of two or more witnesses. And the person will vow to obey every jot and tittle of the Bible and devote himself or herself wholly to God’s way of life.
148.) Pray about being baptized, because once you are baptized, you are on very shaky ground. Now you are hearing by your “sinisters” that it is just fine to appear only one time a year for the festival of God. What are you going to do in this situation? Are you going to keep the feast days three times a year? or are you going to disregard it?
149.) Once you are called and chosen, you have to be faithful. Being faithful means never disobeying the Bible. It has nothing to do with ministers making pronouncements. It only has to do with the Bible because we are going to be judged only by the things written in the Bible.
150.) Revelation 20:12 says, John “saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne (God’s Throne), and books were opened (books of the Old and New Testaments). Also, another book was opened, the book of life. And the dead were judged according to their works, as recorded in the books. (Judged¼as written in the books.)
151.) So no matter what pronouncement your “sinisters” say, that he is going to pronounce that you can use mathematics, and therefore you are not to use your eyeballs to sight the new crescent moon, you will be judged by the Bible and not by the “sinister’s” pronouncement.
152.) It is so important for each of us to consider that there are three aspects to being a Christian: being called, being chosen, and being faithful to the Bible, not the minister’s words.
153.) Revelation 17:14 records that the ten kings will make war with the lamb (Jesus Christ) but he will conquer them, “and those with him are called, chosen, and faithful.” The lamb will overcome the ten kings for he is Lord of lords and King of kings. Remember, we will meet Christ in the air when he first returns and we will be with him.
154.)The ones who are with Christ are faithful, faithful to every jot and tittle of his Word, not to any minister’s prognostications, spouting, as if it was a magic dispensation that a minister can change God’s Bible. It can’t be done folks.
155.) This Bible has some real power to it once we start obeying it. Because when things are revealed to you, you no longer hesitate, you just move right into the revealed truth. You are led by God’s Holy Spirit. It’s God’s Holy Spirit that we’ve gotten as an earnest at a person’s baptism unless the person has quenched it.
156.) Hopefully, no one has quenched the Holy Spirit. So we have an earnest of God’s Holy Spirit when we were baptized. It’s a tiny little increment, a very small portion. So we have an earnest of God’s Holy Spirit put into us at the time of our baptism.
157.) Watch out for people who say they are being led by God, or they’ve always known God, or always walked with God. What they should say is that they have always been “called” by God. But then they get baptized and the Holy Spirit is given by the laying on of hands after a person is baptized at the baptismal sermon.
158.) It doesn’t matter which minister baptized you as long as you were immersed under the water totally, and as long as you understood what you were getting into, that you would live by every word of the Bible that you made a commitment to.
159.) No matter which minister baptized you, that is a valid baptism, so people don’t need to come to the “holy Hill” to get rebaptized. You made an honest vow and you were immersed, then your baptism is valid.
160.) You know the Holy Spirit is with you because you respond to God’s truth. And it’s a small flock. There may be 24 people a year. At the time of Noah’s Flood there were only 8 people that were saved. When 144,000 is divided by 6,000, the result is 24 people a year.
161.) We’ve got to be faithful and never disobey. It is a Satanic deception if someone says he is obeying God and yet changes his words. Two witnesses must see crescent moon in Jerusalem.
162.) There are a lot of ministers who say they “know” Christ Jesus, but does Jesus know them?
163.) As a boxer Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell admired Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay), and he said he knew Mohammed Ali. But did Mohammed Ali know Mr. Nowell? Mr. Nowell never went to his place, he never went to his house so Cassius Clay didn’t know Mr. Nowell. (He doesn’t know much about anything anymore because he has Parkinson’s Disease. That’s because he mouthed off about being the greatest, so God let Parkinsons come on him. He had such a big mouth that Joe Fraser body punched him into the next world with serious hurt on him.)
164.) The point is Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell has never been three times a year at Mohammed Ali’s house. But Mr. Nowell has been three times a year wherever God was placing his name.
165.) With doctrine there is no ecumenicalism allowed. God is not a supporter of ecumenicalism, which means everyone believes in different doctrines. There are no different doctrines allowed to be Christian. There is only one religion, one faith. Those who listen to The Obedient Church of God broadcast have found it.
166.) The proof that TOCOG is the only church in the world that keeps the Sabbath day on the seventh-day around the world; TOCOG is the only church that combines with the Sabbath to celebrate New Moon Day just like David did.
167.) Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell is going to put up a bar-graph on TOCOG’s internet web site. The bar graph will be red for all the denominations that are disobeying God and then it will be green for all of the things that The Obedient Church of God is obeying. So we’ll see how far down into hell all these churches of God have gone.
168.) Mr. Nowell may make a bar graph across the top and then have cross bars to see how far down into hell the disobedient churches will go. He’ll have the Philadelphia Church of God with one bar graph going down showing all their disobedience; the Living Church of God with a bar graph showing their disobedience; Triumph Prophetic Ministry with another bar graph for all their disobedience. People can look at this graph and they’ll know what direction they are headed: down, down, down into the ground!!
169.) There is no other denomination on the face of the earth that is following all of the doctrines of the Bible, and that is a fact. There isn’t any ecumenicalism where your heart is right, so therefore, Father understands. No! No! No! That’s not what Revelation says.
170.) NRSV Revelation 21:27 says that if your heart is right and you are practicing a lie (or making a falsehood), you will be outside the city (Kingdom of God).
171.) NRSV Revelation 22:15 says that “outside the city is everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”
172.) If you are causing abominations, like Turkey-god Day, observing the Sabbath Day in the sixth-day in half the world, you are kept out of the city (Kingdom of God).
173.) We know we’ve got to attend three times a year, but the churches aren’t having services three times a year. The Obedient Church of God has worship services three times a year.
174.) TOCOG wants people to be in the Kingdom and God is making a “short work,” Romans 9:28, and God will cut it short in righteousness (obeying every jot and tittle of God’s commands, and throwing yourself on the mercy of Father and covering yourself with the blood of Christ.)
175.) NRSV Roman 9:28 says, “¼ For the Lord ill execute his sentence on the earth quickly and decisively.” He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness. And then Father will make a short work, which is The Obedient Church of God on this earth.
176.) Whenever people come out here three times a year and when they come before the Father, and they say to him, “Father, we knew you, we ate and drank with you. We went to your Feast of Tabernacles. We talked in the streets,”we listened to Yeshua teaching in the streets.
177.) REB II Peter 2:9 says, “The Lord knows how to rescue the godly from their trials, and to keep the wicked under punishment until the day of judgment.” The unrighteous are being held for the day of judgment.
178.) People will say I ate and I drank with you (Yeshua), and Father will say I don’t know where you are from. Away from me all you evil doers.
179.) Luke 13:26-27 says, “Then you will begin to say, “We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets. But he will say, I do not know where you come from; go away from me, you evildoers!” These words were spoken by Yeshua.”
180.) We went to the minister’s feast of tabernacles, and we ate and drank in his presence, and we listened to what he taught at the feast. But he will say, I tell you I do not know you. Where are you from? Depart from me all you workers of iniquity.
181.) Verse 28, “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out.”
182.) Verse 30, “Behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.”
183.) Realize it is every jot and tittle of your Bible that you must follow, and it does matter how close you are to your minister and how you ate and drank with him. And even if your minister was Yeshua, and in the first century you ate and you drank with him, if you work iniquity, if you don’t follow this Bible, he won’t know you.
184.) If you don’t follow the Holy Scriptures the way they are written exactly, such as using two witnesses to follow the crescent moon as the scriptures say there must be, on the day of judgment Yeshua will say, “I do not know you. Depart from me you workers of mathematics.”
185.) The Bible is written so that you and I have faith in every jot and tittle. People didn’t have faith in every jot and tittle of the Bible. They think to choose which words, which passages, which verses they want to follow. They thought they had a connection to the Father, but they didn’t. Find out the end of the story with the weeping and gnashing of teeth.
186.) It is not that they didn’t know Mohammed Ali, but Mohammed Ali didn’t know them. The one way to have a connection to the Lord is to obey him and show up.
187.) It is not just a “feeling” that you know the Lord. That’s a Satanic deception where you are assuming that you know him, that you’ve known him all your life. That means you’ve been “called” all your life, but you haven’t started to know Yeshua, you haven’t found the truth yet.
188.) God has a plan for your life, for those of you who have gotten this far, at least found The Obedient Church of God and know that the only way to have a connection to God is to obey him
189.) Just having a feeling that you know him is a Satanic deception. Nearly everyone feels that they know God. All of the denominations “feel” that they know God.
190.) There is no ecumenicalism allowed, because they are all workers of iniquity. They are all observing the seventh-day Sabbath on the sixth-day in half the world [Translator’s Note: West of the International Date Line.] and they refuse to change. And they continue to neglect to change.
191.) That’s just the way they want to be. They are “disobedient brats.” They are going to have to go through the Tribulation, and if they don’t give their lives in the Tribulation, they’ll be thrown in the Lake of Fire.
192.) If they don’t start observing the seventh-day Sabbath in half the world during the Tribulation, they’ll be thrown into the Lake of Fire.
193.) If they want to continue to hang on to wrong ways, oh that’s a stray. Look out! They could get a double separate curse for that one. They might even get a millstone around their necks. If they die before being thrown in the Lake of Fire, they would be in worse trouble, because now they have caused others to sin.
194.) Remember, the “sinisters,” are the wolves. They’re going to be judged more strictly.
195.) If it is not in the Bible you don’t do it. Turkey Day is not in the Bible; Mother-goddess Day is not in the Bible so you don’t do it; Sky Father’s Day is not in the Bible so you don’t do it. These are all pagan days of gods and goddesses. We don’t participate in them.
196.) We don’t participate in things of the world. We are ambassadors. They have the election garbage going on, but we don’t vote because we are ambassadors. We have nothing to do with this world. We are just viewers of this present evil generation.
197.) We are “SEPARATE” from this world. We are holy, righteous, and pure, and we’re washing our robes to follow every word of God.
198.) Revelation 22:19 says, “If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take way that person’s share in the “tree of life” (take away his part in the Book of Life) and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
199.) So if you take away the words that there are two witnesses that have to sight the crescent moon—you take away from words in the book, God will take away your name from the Book of Life. Very serious.
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200.)We all want to sing out, “Lord I Will Praise Thee” with my whole heart. This is the fruit of the sacrifice of our lips to God.
201.) Closing prayer is given by Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell.