September 1, 2011, Sermon Transcript
By Lawrence A. Nowell
1.) This is TOCOG’s first new moon service. The shofar is blown on the New Moon Day. Last night was the sighting of the new crescent moon in Jerusalem, so today is the New Moon Day of Elul 1, the sixth Hebrew calendar month.
2.) Today’s sermon is the first being broadcast from the Holy Hill in Townsend, Tennessee. A great service is in store for us today.
3.) “In the beginning of your months, you shall blow with the trumpets…that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the Lord your God.” Numbers 10:10 It is supper time in Paris, France, 9 A.M. on the West Coast, and 12 noon on the East Coast, the perfect time for our spiritual feeding.
4.) Now we are going to have a new moon service on the beginning of every month in honor of Yeshua and in honor of creation of Father and Yeshua.
5.) This is important because we acknowledge He created the very air we breathe. He created all of the plants and all of the trees, all of the animals, the ocean and all of the fish. We acknowledge his creation every month on the New Moon Day.
6.) If possible, do no work on the New Moon Day. There’s no buying and selling for sure.
7.) We now enter the Throne Room of our great God by bowing our heads, raising our hands to the heavens: “Almighty, most merciful loving Father, praise, glory to you, power to you, dominion to you, rulership to you with Yeshua at you right hand side. There are none like you.
8.) “We thank you for this new information of the New Moon Days and how it will be also in your kingdom. Of course there is a New Moon Day, there always was a New Moon Day, and there always will be a New Moon Day as long as the earth exists.
9.) “Be with us, The Obedient Church of God, and protect and guide us. Thank you that we got everything off of the property in Maryville by September 1th, 2011.
10.) “We turn the service over into your hands and ask you to bless the speaking. And bless the hearing. Help the listeners you are calling to understand and be a witness to those others so that they will know that they should have obeyed.
11.) “We now ask this all in Yeshua ha Moshiach’s holy righteous name, our soon coming king. Amen.”
12.) We are now on the Holy Hill and it’s a miracle that we are on the hill with the trailers up so high. Everyone said it couldn’t be done, and even after it was done the workers said it was amazing that we did it.
13.) Two workers said it had to be done by divine help. They remembered Nr. Nowell put his hand on the parsonage trailer as if to push it up while the two “cats” were pulling it, and they mentioned that.
14.) We thank Father that we are all on the hill and all that is left is the work to make everything prim and proper –quality for God’s work.
15.) Each month we have a new set of songs to reflect what is going on in The Obedient Church of God.
16.) We “Praise God’s Name” because of His blessing to us. This past 30 days God worked with TOCOG to get the two trailers off the property in Maryville and relocated in Townsend, Tennessee. It was a feat to get everything done to the day. We sing out in unison to praise God’s name.
17.) The next song is “His Mercy Never Fails.” He was so merciful to get us onto this property in a timely manner and to comply with the court’s orders. He made the lights; God made the sun and for the night the moon and stars, a phrase that fits in perfectly with our New Moon Day.
18.) The third song is “By the Waters of Babylon” for this is part of our honesty with Father that we cry out to Him for help and we ask Him to reward us for our efforts.
19.) God has rewarded us by bringing us safely to the hill. There were two caterpillar tractors that had deep treads, which are cleats, heavy high cleats. They were chained together and they pulled the 80 foot trailer up the steep hill and the ball snapped off, but Lawrence’s little voice told him to put on a safety chain before they proceeded up.
20.) Sure enough the ball stripped the threads and it came right out, but the safety chain held. And on and up the trailer went.
21.) God has rewarded TOCOG by allowing us to be on a Holy Hill. Now TOCOG has privacy, security on Lover’s Lane which has only one way in and only one way out.
22.) The Obedient Church of “God hopes to see people come in the next couple of years as things heat up in other areas of the world.
23.) In Jerusalem the city could be divided this fall.
24.) Revelation 10:6 KJV says, “…that there should be time no longer.”
25.) Bear Note: There are delays. The NRSV says, “There will be no more delay.” “More” means more than one delay. So we have to hang in there.
26.) We look forward to having the knowledge be given to us as to when the seven years start, and it will definitely start when the daily sacrifice starts in Jerusalem. And there doesn’t have to be a temple for the daily sacrifices to be performed.
27.) Ezra 3:2-3 tells that they built the altar of the God of Israel and they offered burnt offerings thereon to the Lord, morning and evening. Those sacrifices were given without the temple being built.
28.) The theme of TOCOG’s broadcast is our first New Moon Day that we are observing with a service.
29.) The report from Nehemiah Gordon is that on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, the crescent moon was not sighted. After the sun went down the moon only had 35 minutes to set, so it wasn’t even dark enough to see the crescent moon.
30.) Therefore, the new moon had to be celebrated on August 31st, which made September 1 the New Moon Day, a Thursday week day. It was confirmed by witnesses.
31.) What TOCOG is doing is totally commanded by the Bible. Numbers 10:10 KJV says, “In the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginning of your months, you shall blow with the trumpets…that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the Lord your God.”
32.) Numbers 10:10 NIV says, “new moon festivals you are to sound the trumpet.”
33.) Numbers 10:10 NAS says, “on the first day of your months you shall blow the trumpets.”
34.) If the trumpets are blown there has to be a service to go with it.
35.) King Saul observed the New Moon with a festival dinner. And David didn’t show up because he knew Saul wanted to kill him.
36.) The truth of observing the new moons has been lost from the priests. The Obedient Church of God is the only congregation that we know of who are keeping the New Moon Days now.
37.) Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell has a recording of a very fine shofar being blown for the New Moon Day service, which is about 45 inches long with a bell type end on it, 8 inches
38.) Do you think it is unusual for TOCOG to be blowing the trumpet to celebrate the New Moon Day? What is unusual is people celebrating a man with a red suit coming down a chimney. That’s unusual. And what is unusual is people celebrating rabbits laying eggs, Ishtar eggs. That’s unusual.
39.) Blowing a shofar (ram’s horn) on the crescent New Moon Day is normal because we are paying homage and respect to the great Creator Father with Yeshua at his right side who created the whole universe, including the bounties of the rivers and lakes and oceans. And the trees and every creeping thing, all of the animals and all of the birds.
40.) Paying homage to Father at the start of each month has new meaning when you reflect on creation.
41.) Bear Note: Reflect on the Creation and what Father has done for us with Yeshua.
42.) Think on the power of their word in creating all this. It’s amazing. Of course we should give them homage.
43.) TOCOG is putting in the traditions of Yeshua and Father instead of the traditions of men, such as a red- suited man climbing down a chimney and rabbits laying eggs.
44.) That Pharisaical spirit has pride in its traditions of men, and rejects commandments of the Lord.
45.) We, TOCOG, humbly are the only congregation in the world that is keeping the Sabbath Day properly on the seventh-day throughout the world.
46.) Satan is devouring the United Church of God, the Living Church of God, Triumph Prophetic Ministries for their pagan observances.
47.) As a side bar, TPM was knocked off the telephone system last week (August 27, 2011) and their internet system was down also. And that might have something to do with TPM no longer being used by God, and their abusing one particular member, Darren Clarke, who wrote a rebuttal to Mr. Dankenbring for excoriating him.
48.) Darren was replying to an outsider’s prediction that September 11th might be a time when America might be attacked—three cities be bombed by nuclear blasts.
49.) Darren never said there would be an attack on three cities on September 11th Darren was answering the outsider on the significance of the event that would precede an attack, but Darren got excoriated and was called a false prophet.
50.) Mr. Nowell hopes there isn’t an attack on September 11th, or a nuclear incident, but it wouldn’t surprise TOCOG if there was.
51.) For the last fifty years news has covered up about people dying of radiation sickness and poisoning in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. And how terribly the people were burned in 1945 and obliterated and changed into dust and blown up.
52.) So don’t think nuclear blasts couldn’t happen on September 11th and on which cities. How about New York? Los Angles? Miami? Realize this is the end-time age.
53.) This side bar about Triumph Prophetic Ministry discounting Darren Clarke’s response to the letter from a person who wasn’t even in any offshoot of the Worldwide Churches of God caused TPM to be knocked off the air last week.
54.) It’s very easy to get back on the air if you are knocked off. All they would have had to do would be to pick up the phone and call the communication’s company and tell them my phone system isn’t working. Fix it immediately.
55.) All they had to do was to reset the password, reset the login. It’ll work fine. But no. Someone doesn’t have that little small voice talking to him. So TPM went off the air. It gave more time for Mr. Dankenbring to think about excoriating Darren Clarke.
56.) Mr. Nowell hopes everything goes well for Triumph Pro, but he also hopes everything goes well for Darren Clarke and he doesn’t get beaten up verbally, doesn’t get called names anymore.
57.) The Bible’s teaching is for us to love our enemies. Bill Dankenbring, love your enemies. What does it profit you if you love only those in your church congregation?
58.) The second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor, including your enemies. This comes after the First great commandment to love God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind.
59.) The very elect can be deceived if the elect aren’t loving their enemies. The elect have to be on guard at all times.
60.) The Living Church of God is deceived by not following the New Moon Day. This is so with the United Church of God, Triumph Prophetic Ministry, Church of God Eternal, and Philadelphia Church of God.
61.) Matthew 24:24 NRSV states, “False messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, of possible, even the elect.”
62.) KJV says, “There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, hey shall deceive the very elect.”
63.) We must watch out for who is really prowling around. I Peter 5:8 tells us, “Be alert, of sober mind, your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
64.) I Peter 5:8 KJV says, “Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.”
65.) The devil seeks to devour with false pagan practices. We want to know that we have got to be self-controlled, and alert, for the enemy prowls around.
66.) So when our relatives call us on Sky Father’s Day or Mother-goddess Day, we must be self-controlled and tell them that we don’t want them to call on these days! There are 364 other days you can call.
67.) We need to follow and be of one mind, and not have the criminal stupidity of telling members to break the Sabbath in half the world by moving the commandment of the seventh-day Sabbath to the sixth day.
68.) The Obedient Church of God is getting the word out what members should be watching out for. And the New Moon Day is part of Yeshua showing us the uncleanness of the offshoots.
69.) Yeshua’s exceptional statement in Matthew 19:18 where it says, “You shall not commit adultery,” refers to sexual immorality, and it also infers you are not to have unclean practices because you are participating with another god. You shall not have Sky Father’s Day, Mother-goddess Day for these observances make you unclean.
70.) Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell drives the point home that we can’t be unclean by having unclean practices.
71.) TOCOG is hoping Mr. Dankenbring will be listening to his broadcast because he needs to love his enemy, to love Darren who he excoriated recently in his sermon.
72.) He needs to love Darren because that’s how he can love Father by keeping His commandments. The second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39
73.) In John 14:15 Yeshua says, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” And is verse 21 Yeshua continues, “He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
74.) He who has New Moon Day and keeps New Moon Day he it is that loves Father.
75.) I John 2:3, “Hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
76.) Anyone who says he keeps His commandments but doesn’t observe New Moon Day, is a liar.
77.) Now for announcements: Watch out for the Beast Power. You can’t buy or sell unless you have the “mark of the beast.”
78.) On your paypell account they want your tax I.D. number. You can’t have money anywhere without it being tracked. That is so with one press of the button they can cut you off. They can stop your purchases from being identified, because everyone has to have the “mark of the beast.”
79.) So if you don’t have the mark of the beast and you go to the store and you are not in the beast’s computer, tough luck. You can’t buy unless you have the mark.
80.) Don’t think you are even going to be able to eat if you don’t have the mark of the beast, thinking I won’t get the mark of the beast, and I’ll survive.
81.) Bear Note: At the store the clerk will run your name through the computer and if you aren’t in the computer, they won’t sell food to you.
82.) Your name must be in the computer for you to be able to buy a car, or gasoline for your car, or oil, or car parts, or to repair your car and maintain it. So consider buying a horse. That’s being facetious. (lightly joking)
83.) You won’t be able to buy anything. Zilch! Nada! Zero! We are going to have to learn to live off the grid. And this is part of why Father led TOCOG here to Townsend to get us started before the Great Tribulation hits in 2015, and we’ll be well-prepared for that event before then.
84.) When we celebrate the New Moon Day, we want to be doing it from our hearts, not because we have to. We want to observe the beginning of each month because we love Father, and we obey all of God’s commands because we love Father.
85.) We want to be the guests at Christ’s wedding. It will be a wedding of Yeshua and believers. We want to be the guests at the wedding when the Kingdom arrives, and TOCOG are the forerunners of that Kingdom.
86.) TOCOG is setting up the Kingdom and we are restoring all things for the Kingdom
87.) Bear Note: One scripture says Elisha will restore all things and another says Christ will restore all things. And they both restore all things. What Yeshua will restore are the daily sacrifices for the whole world.
88.) TOCOG won’t be restoring the daily sacrifices unless we are struck by lightning or have some miraculous sign that tells us to.
89.) Restoring the daily sacrifices is quite a touchy subject. When the Kingdom arrives Yeshua will be restoring the daily sacrifices.
90.) With TOCOG restoring the New Moon Day, restoring the Sabbath Day to the seventh-day in half the world; we are deposing the Pharisees that are sitting in Moses’s seat. This is because none of the Jewish rabbinical pharisees of the Sanhedrin today are following the seventh-day in half the world.
91.) So if we understand the words of Yeshua, it is first needed for us to understand the marriage parable in Matthew 22. Understand Christ’s perspective of the Kingdom.
92.) Yeshua addressed his disciples and the leaders of Judah, particularly the scribes and Pharisees then sitting in Moses’ seat, Matthew 23:2
93.) For the time being the Pharisees still carried authority, but Yeshua was in the process of deposing them. No longer would they sit in Moses’ seat.
94.) Bear Note: Since we The Obedient Church of God are instituting Father’s seventh-day Sabbath in half the world, and instituting New Moon Day and getting people away from Mother-goddess Day and Sky Father’s Day, we are the forerunners of Yeshua’s Kingdom.
95.) So we don’t listen to the Pharisees, Jewish Rabbis, who tell us to move the seventh-day Sabbath to the sixth day in half the world. We’re the forerunners.
96.) Remember, the disciples gave up everything to follow Yeshua in the Bible. The disciples asked what their reward would be and we’re His disciples. Yeshua replies they will rule. They will rule over the twelve tribes of Israel, which included spiritual Israel.
97.) Revelation 2:26-27 says, “He that overcomes and keeps my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations; and he shall rule them with a rod of iron…”
98.) Our credentials to be a preacher are that we are fishermen. There were others: Luke was a physician, Matthew a tax collector, and Paul was in the Sanhedrin previously. But the other ten were blue collar workers and they will supplant the Pharisees.
99.) The Obedient Church of God is setting up things for the world.
100.) There is a scripture that says the last will be first and the first shall be last. Luke 13:30 states, “Behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.” Matthew 19:30 says, “Many that are first shall be last, and the last shall be first.”
101.) Matthew 20:16 says, “So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.” (elect) Mark 10:31, “Many that are first shall be last; and the last first.”
102.) Bear Note: Physical Israel had the first opportunity to marry Yeshua and be successful, but they failed. They were the first, but now they are going to be the last. Probably when they appear in the White Throne Judgment, they will be last.
103.) The parable of Matthew 20:1-16 was not delivered to the Jews, but to disciples.
104.) The thought of the parable is that all Israel had the opportunity to obey, but most rejected Yeshua. Yeshua offers rewards to anyone he wishes whenever he wishes. An Israelite geneology, wealth, status, or time of birth is NOT relevant for Yeshua can do as He pleases, even putting those who come last first.
105.) Bear Note: Pharisees are going to be last and Judah is going to be last.
106.) In Matthew 20:20-28 the disciples understood what Yeshua was doing. The key verse is 26, which says, “Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister.”
107.) For TOCOG to be first, it’s got to be used in a Godly fashion, not for self- aggrandizement like the Gentiles do. TOCOG has the knowledge no one else is following and they will be the first. Only about 24 people per year respond to God’s calling.
108.) More property can be bought but Mr. Nowell sees what will develop.
109.) The good news is that Mr. Nowell’s little friend Abbigayle pussy cat got lost in 4,000 acres of forest but after three days she found her way out of the deep dense woods and came back to her home. She was thinner and she was meowing, but the cat came back. A simple prayer was answered. Whatever happens, our faith is in Yeshua.
110.) A song, “The Cat Came Back” by Fred Penner was played.
111.) TOCOG’s prayers are for all of the listeners to be in the marriage supper. Salvation is a process. If we are called by Father and with knowledge we are given, we repent, and we are understanding the words of this sermon, that we have to respond and take the pagan practices out of our lives. if we repent properly, we are chosen.
112.) Father has been sending invitations to the marriage supper throughout history. For the past 6000 years there have been 24 a year and these make up the 144,000 for the First resurrection. Twenty-four people will follow every jot and tittle so Yeshua could use them to teach others during the millennium.
113.) If you aren’t following every jot and tittle and say the law is done away, remember every country in the world has laws, including Yeshua’s country. It’s insanity to say ten commandments have been done away with.
114.) If people break all the ten commandments, you’ll have utter chaos.
115.) What we have to know is that if we understand the things TOCOG is preaching, we are being called and if we want to be chosen, we have to start following.
116.) None of us are worthy by what we do, but we obey God’s commands out of love to Yeshua and love to Father. They zero in on those who are obeying. Yeshua wouldn’t use disobedient servants. He couldn’t break His own law, His own way of life.
117.) We are invited to discipleship, but it’s a hard road with lots of trouble. You have to pick up your cross and walk. It’s not going to be a picnic. It’s going to be trouble.
118.) Bear Note: A Christian’s life is like riding a bucking bronco in Satan’s world. And it’s of this present evil world because of the men in it. It’s not the mud, the trees, and the grass in it. It’s the people because they are under the influence of the prince of the power of the air and we have to resist that power. Satan is broadcasting to us all.
119.) We have to choose of the tree of the knowledge of good, and only good. Never choose of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or we’ll be cast into hellfire.
120.) People of this earth are all eating of the tree of good and evil and because of that the world has a mess.
121.) It all has to be good. It can’t be the deception of some good and some evil just to accommodate getting things done. It all has to be good.
122.) Of course, people have to keep the seventh-day for the Sabbath west of the International Date Line and not wait until Yeshua returns to correct man’s error.
123.) Hebrews 10:6 states there is no more sacrifice for sin if you know how to do right and you refuse to do it. So that’s pretty serious.
124.) Remember, the world is filled with evil people and they are all under the influence of the prince of the power for the air because Satan is broadcasting to everyone, but we resist him.
125.) Pray to God and listen to that small succinct inner voice in your head that tells you to only follow good.
126.) Never ever mix good with evil because this is what our politicians do and that’s what the monarchs do. Look at the history of kings and queens.
127.) Queen Elizabeth II is head of the Order of the Garter, a Masonic organization, a Luciferian group. She’ll be at the tail and we will be ruling over the queen of England, teaching her to follow the proper ways of God. And we’ll be ruling over Obama, all of the Rockefellers, all of the politicians, who are very criminal. They will be hard to teach.
128.) Remember the $700 billion that the United States gave to the banksters? Investigations have been done of money that has been diverted and they’ve got $7. 2 trillion missing! That’s how evil this system is that we are in. Satan broadcasts get, get, get. There’s never enough.
129.) The whole system has been set up by Albert Pike in 1870s for three world wars, to be able to bring in the New World Order. This is opposed to grace and peace because we are in an evil age.
130.) Romans 1:18-32 In regard to New Moon Services, by suppressing the truth of this monthly ceremony, the wrath of God will come against the evil doers for their denying the Creator. So Father gives them up to their own vile passions, depravity, unrighteousness.
131.) Romans 1:18 says, “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness…of men who hold the truth in unrighteousness.”
132.) Verses 19-20 tell that “that which may be known of God is manifest…for the invisible things (attributes) of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen being understood by the things that are made even his eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.”
133.) TOCOG is not blinded and the sins of the unrepentant will literally keep them out of the kingdom. This whole world is in moral darkness.
134.) Evil in our day is far exceeding the bounds, especially with homosexuality and same sex marriage. And lasciviousness and a cultural world view that includes total selfishness, humanism, evolution. All these people will have to be retaught when we are over all the evil leaders all the way back to Paul’s days.
135.) Realize that only Father’s way can work. And we have to be delivered so that we eat only of that tree of good.
136.) TOCOG told us that in 2001 the Twin Towers were blown up and one fact proves it. The buildings fell at free fall speed, and the only way that could happen is if they were blown up. Those floors came down with a bang! And concrete became like powder.
137.) There was no pancake effect of slowing down from one floor hitting another and another so that it slowly crumbles to the ground. Evil doers.
138.) Pray that God will deliver us from this evil age.
139.) In World War II Hitler burned the Reichstag Parliament Building in Germany when he was invading other countries, invading Poland and the Sudetenland. We are living in the same age of Hitler’s Nazi Germany.
140.) Today the United States has invaded Iraq, and after George Bush took the office of presidency, Congress voted for the continuation of the Iraq War. The leaders want to control the population. They’re all a cabal. Things are going to get worse.
141.) Eisenhower’s original words were “Congressional Industrial Military Complex.”
142.) There isn’t any hope for Christians until Yeshua comes back. In John 17:15 Yeshua prayed the Father would keep his people from the evil. So we’ve got to ride that bucking Bronco of this evil world.
143.) The unbelievers don’t think they are doing anything wrong because they are blind. The god of this world has blinded the eyes of unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel and the glory of Yeshua.
144.) Luke 4:6 tells that the devil has the world’s power and glory in his control.
145.) Colossians 1:12-13 says, “Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet (fit) to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.”
146.) What a blessing. What a privilege that we are no longer enslaved by the anger, selfishness, greed and the pride that others in the world are suffering for those sins.
147.) There is no way you can be a Christian and act the way the world does. There is no way you can act as some of the ministers act and consider yourself a Christian.
148.) As a side bar, we are supposed to be better this year than we were last year. We are supposed to have made progress so that in a number of areas we are better this year than we were last year.
149.) Because Satan has such a grip on our lives, we can’t get rid of all the sins immediately. We’ve got to keep working and working to root out the sin.
150.) In the churches there will be false brethren, and there will also be brethren who love the world more than they love Father. Some give up their eternal life for a “bowl of soup,” present age.
151.) II Timothy 4:10 tells, “For Demas has forsaken (deserted) me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica.”
152.) We are to love the new age of Yeshua’s reign, the only age we should love. We should get our satisfaction in obeying Yeshua, which is the higher way of life.
153.) Paul told the Romans in 1:2, “Be not conformed to this age: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind…” This we do by setting our hearts on the things above and setting our hearts on the true tree of good only. Then we get deliverance from the present evil age.
154.) Bear Note: “Deliverance” is freedom not to think like others of this age, not have the mind set of others. Our deliverance is helped by the Holy Spirit.
155.) Father will give us a clear mind set to obey every jot and tittle of His Word. We’ll understand that Turkey Days are wrong because they honor Ra-Osiris, gods of Egypt and the goose that gave its life to be killed by the hunter so its young could hide and escape.
156.) Our minds have to be renewed and when our minds are renewed we will not be conformed to this evil wicked ways of the world.
157.) Satan is only allowed so much power. When we pray to Father we ask Him to take off the blindness, and per chance Father will answer our prayers. It is whom the Father chooses
158.) We are entering the last days, and that means we don’t have much time to be chosen because it takes more than a year to develop character, it takes time.
159.) Now Paul had his Damascus road experience when he was blinded and where he was commissioned as an apostle.
160.) Yeshua (and all the disciples) learned obedience through the things that Yeshua suffered. It is like taking a rough ride on a “bucking bronco” in a rodeo. That’s the way the Christian’s life will have to be, and we have to carry our cross and follow Father.
161.) Every time we get knocked down, we get back up again. In His wisdom and in His time Father will answer our prayers. The second that we pray the answer is on its way, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the solution will happen instantly. It’s being structured.
162.) All the trouble that happened to TOCOG first began when all of our things were stolen. And TOCOG members learned to love their enemies, love the thieves who did the stealing. We’ve got to wish the best for them so that they can be in Yeshua’s Kingdom one day.
163.) This is a tough call, but we have got to learn that we have to forgive our enemies. And ministers have got to learn that they’ve got to follow every jot and tittle of God’s Word, and to forgive their enemies also. They have to qualify to be used to teach others.
164.) The ministers don’t have the knowledge to teach the New Moon Day because they themselves reject the New Moon Day as the beginning of each month on the Hebrew Calendar.
165.) It is astounding that TOCOG is preaching about the original calendar of God to all who will listen. The Worldwide Church and its offshoots used the fixed-day calendar of Hillel II of the fourth century, which is off one or two days from God’s calendar.
166.) Forty years ago Mr. Nowell was telling the Worldwide Church of God that it was wrong to go to restaurants on the Sabbath Day and hire people to prepare a meal them. Now forty years later he is preaching in a manner that we go to the leaders of the other congregations.
167.) TOCOG is in correspondence with some of the leaders of other congregations, so please pray that in the witness that they at least understand where TOCOG is coming from. And perhaps Father can convict their hearts.
168.) The way it’s going TOCOG is going to have a small congregation because others are not responding. Father is putting together an unbelievable, unrepeatable band of disciples.
169.) TOCOG is building on the foundation of the APOSTLES AND PROPHETS. And we are going to be with the apostles and prophets with Yeshua, Christ Jesus, as the cornerstone, and we are built on that sure foundation. All we’ve got to do is trust Yeshua.
170.) You remember Peter heard the cock crow three times after he had followed Christ, yet deserted him, and Yeshua had taken him back.
171.) If we have caused any problems in anyone’s life, don’t worry about it; Yeshua can forgive us. But keep in there because Yeshua died to cover our sins so that we can come back, like the prodigal son.
172.) Mr. Nowell appeals to all who are listening to come back to Yeshua’s ways, come back to Yeshua’s day, come back to the crescent moon, the New Moon Days.
173.) Father speaks to us through technology of today and that’s very important because Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell’s broadcast is going to the whole world. TOCOG has over 7000 hits on the Internet from people who have come to our site to see the truth and the witness of the truth is given to them.
174.) Now we are to be witnesses who go out and get past the spirit of delusion. There are different spirits of delusion concerning the last days. Today there are traditions that are unBiblical and CONTRADICT Father’s Word, which says to not add pagan practices.
175.) TOCOG is exhorting people to follow every jot and tittle and exhorting people to Godliness, which is the only way we can survive.
176.) To keep the law we must love our enemies. And we are supposed to pray that we avoid temptation. There are a lot of sins we have to overcome. And the only way we can overcome tough ones is through prayer for assistance to overcome sins.
177.) Matthew 26:41 says, “Watch and pray that we enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
178.) Bear Note: To overcome our sins is to pray that Father will help us overcome our weaknesses and once we overcome them, we have to pray that we keep our perspective.
179.) When a man goes out on the street and looks at any girl, he should only look at her from the neck up. When Mr. Nowell was a musician he had lots of girl friends, and he has to overcome. And He’s been able to overcome, but it was only through prayer. Wonderful!
180.) Pray for assistance for whatever your sin is and Father will make it possible for you to beat that temptation. He will make it possible for you to overcome.
181.) The Godly can’t find deliverance out of temptation. II Peter 2:9 says, “The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” Don’t be enslaved to sin.
182.) Don’t have your understanding darkened. What happens is they’ve got sins in their lives, and therefore their understanding is darkened. Very serious situation; must repent of sins.
183.) Observing pagan holidays, such as Turkey Day, Sky Father’s Day, Mother-goddess Day, will cause a person’s understanding to be darkened. And you will be in more trouble.
184.) Bear Note: You have to have your loins girded with the truth. Or else you wouldn’t be understanding God’s Word.
185.) Ephesians 4:18-19 There are people who have given themselves over to lusts. “Having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is on them, because of the blindness of their hearts: who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.”
186.) Verse 25 says, “Wherefore putting away lying (about members by twisting the facts), speak every man truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.”
187.) There are ministers who are alienated from the life of God. Don’t listen to these false sinisters who tell you it’s all right to sin. Watch out for the sinisters who are wolves who devour the flock of sheep.
188.) Ephesians 5:6, “Let no man deceive you with vain words for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” So don’t think you can ignore the admonitions to stop keeping Sky Father’s Day and Mother-goddess Day and wrath won’t come upon you. Love Father more than your children.
189.) Ephesians 5:7 tells us to not be partakers with the disobedient. Don’t be a partaker in observing the sixth day for the seventh-day Sabbath in half of the world.
190.) Verse 8 says, “For you were sometimes darkness, but now you are light in the Lord, walk as children of light.” Verse 11 continues, “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove (expose) them.
191.) Ephesians 6:10 Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil. Verse 14, “Girt your loins about with truth.”
192.) We are living in a morally confused and spiritually dark world. We’re in big trouble. But here is the good news. Father has a plan for you if you aren’t understanding any of this.
193.) Ephesians 1:3-6 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. According as he has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestined us as unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.”
194.) We are chosen and have the privilege to know about the New Moon Day, a time with Yeshua and Father and Bible Study and rest. Verse 7, “In Him we have redemption through his blood.”
195.) He chose us to rejoice and wonder over Father’s Creation. And, indeed, deliverance from this world that is passing away. How shall I respond to such wonderful deliverance? To the praise of the glory of His grace.
196.) Bear Note: How to respond to Father. To the praise of Yeshua and Father of the glory of His grace to me, I am giving the praise. Praise in the worship service is very important testimony.
197.) A question came in with regarding to divorce. Divorce can only be described as a tragedy. There is sanctity of marriage. The couple made vows for life when they were married. “Where in the Bible does it say that I’m still bound to you?”
198.) Matthew 19:9, “I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery: and whoso marries her which is put away does commit adultery. This is the only condition for divorce in New Testament.
199.) Matthew 19:12 says, “Be a eunuch for the kingdom of heaven’s sake.” A person can remain in an unmarried state if you have to if you are divorced; you don’t have to get back together.
200.) We know Yeshua divorced Israel, but he then went to the Gentiles bringing them in first, and then bringing back Israel later.
201.) (There is a scripture that says you don’t have to take a mate back after they’ve messed around with others. That is a personal discretion.)
202.) There are ¾ million words in the Bible, having a total of 774,746. The Old Testament has 593,493 plus 101,253 in the New Testament, equaling 774,746.
203.) The last words of the Old Testament are “with a curse.” Malachi 4:6 says, “He shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”
204.) TOCOG wants to get all of God’s people to observe the law of Moses, which God commanded at Horeb with the statutes and judgments, lest God strikes the world with curse.
205.) TOCOG will give more on discovering the truth of the Bible, the practices of Yeshua and Father.
207.) One announcement that should be mentioned is that the Stockmarket was the worst August in ten years. Things are going down the tubes. It’s time to draw closer to Father and Yeshua and to the Obedient Church of God.
208.) We are the only remnant group identical to the First Century Christians with the knowledge we’ve been given.
The closing hymn is
“Lord I Will Praise Thee” with my whole heart.