September 10, 2011, Sermon Transcript
By Lawrence A. Nowell
1.) God’s Holy Days are an appointment with God. They are the moadim, holy convocations for God’s people. They can’t be averaged, yet the churches of God are all following the Hillel II calendar and they are averaging God’s Holy Days.
2.) I John 2:3 says, “We know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.”
3.) And we don’t add Devil Days, such as Sky Father’s Day, Mother-goddess Day, Turkey Day, and we don’t move the seventh-day Sabbath to the sixth day of the week.
4.) For all of the churches of God, stop marching in Hitler’s parade of days, stop marching in the parade of Devil Days.
5.) The Obedient Church of God is a First Century Christian Church. We must walk as Yeshua walked and not add any days to our lives and not be part of this world. We are in this world but we are not part of its celebration.
6.) We must tell our children not to give us any gift or call us on Sky Father’s Day or Mother -goddess Day. If our children do call us on one of these days, we hang up on them. We don’t accept the praise of a Devil Day.
7.) Yeshua’s command is to have nothing to do with any of the works of darkness. So we don’t accept them. A man may live for a lie, but would he die for a lie?
8.) Be a Berean and discus these days. Pray to the Father to create in you a clean heart. Rpent of your acquiescence to Devil Days. Then you can teach others.
9.) As we learn from The Obedient Church of God, we’ll qualify to be in the First Resurrection. We want to see Christ arrive and not be in the Tribulation. To achieve this we have to be spotless.
10.) II Peter 3:14 tells us, “Seeing that we look for a new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness, be diligent that we may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.”
11.) Ephesians 6:24-27 says, “As the church is subject to Christ, and as he loved the church, and gave himself for it that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
12.) The saints are commanded to be spotless. Must uphold the truth. Be a pillar in God’s house if they hope to teach others. There is no way we can act as the rest of the world acts.TOCOG is the first church that is telling people they can’t be part of the world
13.) We can’t be a part of New Year’s Day because that is an extention of Saturnalia (Christmas). We can’t be part of any of the days, including Easter, which is worship of Ishtar, goddess of sexual love, because they are all Devil Days.
14.) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your spirit. “Be you transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2
15.) Remember, the love of God is that we keep His commandments. John 14:21 says, “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 (might) manifest myself to him.”
16.) Bear Note: Do you want to be loved by Father? “If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love:” We can stay in His love.
17.) For new listeners TOCOG has to set down the foundation for every broadcast because there is no way we can act like the rest of the world and be a Christian.
18.) Some people give sermons and judge it by how many words are in the sermon. Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell gages his sermon by how many inches of papers he has stacked. Today he has about four inches of papers in folders, and he looks to Yeshua to lead him to what to speak on. All these things are relevant.
19.) In the announcement section, TOCOG was sued to get off the trailer park property because TOCOG was told they did not want a church on their property. TOCOG had the parsonage trailer and the Meeting Hall trailer.
20.) The Church Hall is 70 feet long and it has two pillars on the front of it. The significance of the two pillars is that people have to go past them to go into God’s sanctuary.
21.) TOCOG was sued without cause, so we had to go to court to get it finalized because TOCOG was sued, and we had to defend ourselves.
22.) Should a Christian sue an individual? TOCOG was sued by other “Christians.” The purpose of a law suit is to provide someone who suffered a loss at the hands of another party and wants to recover damages.
23.) If one person is accusing another of an offence and is requesting that the judge or jury make a decision about guilt or innocence and compensation, unfortunately, a Christian should not take it to the courts. The problem should be taken to the church.
24.) Now if the people are outside of the church and they are suing Christians, that poses a totally different situation.
25.) TOCOG, however, was sued by ex-Worldwide Church members.
26.) Paul’s writing in I Corinthians 6 shows that lawsuits were commonplace, even in the First Century. Verse 1 says, “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?”
27.) So obviously Paul put this in scripture because there was a problem in the First Century. Christians are not to sue other believers, even at the risk of being wronged, and they are not to take any problems to law before the unjust.
28.) TOCOG was wronged, evicted unlawfully. It cost TOCOG $3500 to move one trailer, $3500 to move the other trailer plus all of the time involved. They had to be torn down so they could be mobile. And four axels had to be put on the one trailer that was 80 feet long and sixteen feet wide.
29.) Mr. Nowell learned patience and overcoming through these trials. And Mr. Nowell is still allowed to speak to the people who sued The Obedient Church of God. The point is TOCOG learned spiritual lessons.
30.) What do two Christians do as involved in Matthew 18? The principle is simple. We are to take any offence or any problem to another church member.
31.) Matthew 12:7 tells that Christ will have compassion and not sacrifice. When in doubt, lean toward mercy.
32.) TOCOG could have countersued. We could have taken that whole trailer park away from those people becauseTOCOG’s first amendment’s rights and our corporation, The Obedient Church of God, is registered in the United States, so it is a United States corporation. So, therefore, TOCOG could have taken the trailer park owners to court and cleaned out their bank account and taken the property for religious persecution.
33.) It was clear on the court papers that TOCOG was evicted for no cause, so TOCOG would just have to bring up the statements of the workers that they didn’t want to have a church on their property. But TOCOG didn’t do that.
34.) TOCOG leaned toward mercy, rather than justice. And TOCOG took their lumps and moved two trailers and also moved the U Haul truck, and also moved two four-wheel drives, and two campers, a horse trailer, and a car dollyl
35.) Bear Note: God’s word deals as much with our attitudes as with our actions. Many Christians have acted acceptably, but had wrong motives as their attitude.
36.) When a Christian has the attitude toward others that God requires, a loving attitude, one that loves his enemies, most legal action will be stopped.
37.) I Corinthians 6 concerns one believer suing another believer. What about suing non-believers?
38.) Bear Note: God’s word teaches us to surrender our rights, even to unbelievers. This is a new one for us.
39.) Luke 6:29-30 “And to him that smites you on the one cheek offer also the other, and him that takes away your cloak, forbid not to take your coat also. Give to every man that asks of you; and of him that takes away your goods ask them not again.”
40.) Put your situation in God’s hands. You are supposed to love your enemies. How can you love our enemies if you are suing them? Or countersuing them?
41.) The trailer park owners were lucky that TOCOG members are First Century Christians or they would have lost their whole trailer park. They can’t evict someone for religious reasons. TOCOG would have won if we had countersued.
42.) TOCOG had to pay out $1000 in legal fees for a lawyer .
43.) The mission of TOCOG is to win unbelievers over to Christ, and over to love their enemies. This is a tough one. Trust your Bible.
44.) Bear Note: If you can see that the Devil is behind a lawsuit and it’s not just ignorance, use the courts for you defense. But first try to go to your persecutor and try to solve problem.
45.) Bear Note: God’s word teaches we should forgive the offender and the offence is written off and forgotten and put the results into the hands of God.
46.) A person has the right to defend him or herself in certain situations because Paul defended himself from unjust claims throughout the Book of Acts. He used the system.
47.) Acts 16:37 said that when the magistrates told the keeper of the prison to release Paul and told him to depart, and go in peace, Paul said, “They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? (secretly) nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.”
48.) In verse 39 they came and brought them out, desiring they depart out of the city.
49.) In Acts 22:25 Paul wrote, “As they bound him with thongs (for scourging), Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, ‘Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?” Paul was free born as a Roman citizen.
50.) Acts 25:11 “For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die. But if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them, I appeal unto Caesar (Augustus).” (for judgment)
51.) Paul did not attack his accusers, nor did he attempt to extract compensation from them.
52.) Bear Note: No compensation for Paul for wrongful imprisonment. And he didn’t try to get money from them, and he did vigorously defend himself against the claims, even citing Roman law applicable to the case.
53.) Bear Note: Don’t be thinking retribution and have right motives for defending yourself.
1. Your motives must be right
2. You are not seeking retribution (God gives retribution)
3. You can defend yourself
54.) You have the lawful right to sue the unbelievers if you’ve suffered loss. (In the world there are many personal injustices.)
55.) TOCOG’s lawsuit was finalized. We have to pay the court costs and interest.
56.) Mr. Nowell still talks to the people who sued TOCOG, and he even gave a pure smile when he exited the court house.
57.) Horrendous flooding, the worst in fifty years, hit the holy hill. In a five gallon pail there was over 2 feet of water. Flood waters coming down the hill was 130 feet wide and went 1000 feet straight down just like a river, taking torrents of rocks and sand down.
58.) It dug out barriers that were three feet high and washed them out. Now we’ve got barriers that are five feet high and we’ve dug trenches. TOCOG is coping with it.
59.) The road below was covered with 8 inches of silt, but by grace from Father no one was hurt on the highway. A dump truck had to take five loads of silt away.
60.) Workers had heavy equipment on the hill and the workers were’nt available to remove them before 5 Highway Department construction workers came with their big dozer coming on a big trailer. Mark 13:8 tells there will be troubles.
61.) So Satan really gave it to us this week. It was the worst flooding in all of the North East. There were historic flood levels in all of the cities. Beginning of sorrows.
62.) TOCOG is seeing troubles with the evil attitude of those ex-worldwide church members and their law suit. TOCOG is seeing Satan kicking up his heels and bringing down the odd weather pattern, named tropical storm Lee, that resulted in the floods.
63.) We all better repent quickly. Acts 17:30 says, “And the times of this ignorance God winked at (overlooks); but now commands all men everywhere to repent.”
64.) TOCOG is writing to a minister who is head of a church of 100,000 members who pointed this verse in Acts 17:30 out.Mr. Nowell is telling him they can’t move the sabbath to the sixth- day in half the world, they can’t have Mother-goddess day, or Father’s Day.
65.) These times of ignorance God overlooks, but now commands all men to repent.
66.) The Obama “green police” have struck again. They are trying to prosecute the Amish for selling eggs, and prosecute children for selling lemonade. They are gestapos.
67.) And those who grow tomatoes, can’t sell them. There are swat teams that are breaking into people’s houses and seizing their tomatoes. Unbelievable!
68.) Gibson Guitar company is being attacked for having their guitar wood. Guitars can only be made from Malaysian wood in order to sound a particular way. But no. These thick-headed gestapo police want to take away the guitar wood. How can they make fine instruments without the proper wood? Justice is needed as well as law.
69.) If you hear of a dirty nuke going off, get out of the area because there will be radiation. And everything will be annihilated or badly burned.
70.) At the end of World War II in 1945 when Nagasaki and Hiroshima were bombed, the media lied when it reported that radiation didn’t exist. That was a propaganda lie. The media actually said, “There isn’t any such thing as radiation.”
71.) Tomorrow is the anniversary of September 11, 2001, so is there going to be a terrorist attack tomorrow, 9-ll-2011?
72.) These people who blew up building seven and crashed the planes into the Twin Towers, had packed the buildings two weeks earlier with explosives. There were reports that there were crews in the elevator shafts where all the structures are in the center. That area was a secured area so no one was let in to see what they were doing.
73.) Remember the facts of September 11th. Molten steel was seen running down the sides of the building and that can’t come from aircraft fuel from kerosene, which won’t cut steel girders.
74.) The buildings fell at “free fall speed” and this could only happen if they had been blown up.
75.) These people who are running this government are capable of the most evil nuclear attack on our own country in order to bring in the New World Order. So do not be surprised if something horrific happens on 9-11-2011.
76.) There are highly sophisticated hybrid weapons of mass destruction made by state of the ark technology. There are suitcase size nuclear weapons that are to be detonated in the United States—on cities like Miami, New York, Los Angeles. Watch.
77.) They have to bring in the New World Order. So the way they are going to do this is once they have the nuclear explosions in U. S. cities, there’s going to be mass movement by trains of U. S. military right across the United States.
78.) The military is going to be closing down different cities, trapping people within or without. Whole cities will be locked down. They’ve had drills on how they are going to lock down cities as part of their training.
79.) Wherever you are have six- month’s supply of food and water, and if possible, get out of the city and have food and water in two places. If your food is stolen in one area, you’ll have another place to go to.
80.) These people who are running this government, they are the same as Hitler, and they are all evil Satanists, who give their homage to Lucifer their god. And the Queen of England’s god is Lucifer. She is head of the Order of the Garter, which is highest order of British Knighthood, head of Masons. So is Prince Charles and so is Prince William.
81.) The King of Jerusalem is Juan Carlos of Spain, a 33rd degree Mason, who is also a Satanic Devil worshipper. And Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, is a Mason as well as Shimon Perez, a leader in Israel.
82.) This is Satan’s world and it’s always been that way. We should understand the world’s leaders are Satanic. Even Truman was a Satanist and most of the U.S. Presidents were Satanists. Oprah Winfrey is a Satanist, all hooked into the Masonic Order.
83.) In the Masonic Order, when they reach the 33rd degree level, they have to take an oath to Lucifer.
84.) So we know it won’t be any problem for these people to set off some suitcase nukes in the United States. They are more than capable of it. And they are going to do that to bring in their New World Order.
85.) There’s management and control and allocation of all of our resources. That’s why we have to get out of town in a place where they don’t want us, where they can’t be using our resources.
86.) But there are executive orders which specifically say they can take your property They can take your food supplies. This happened in the 1930s when police broke into houses and took people’s gold. Now it’s worse than that because now there are Fema Camps. And many will get their heads cut off.
87.) Yes, there are coffins stockpiled for the Nazi-style Camps. Anyone who speaks about this will be censored. This is their control policy.
88.) If a nuclear blast goes off in your city tomorrow, what can you do about it? It will be radio-active elements ingested by you, by the animals, by the plants, and once inside they will stay inside your body.
89.) The good thing is that Yeshua is coming back, and if radiation fallout falls on you, the radiation shouldn’t kill you for twenty years from now.
90.) From each radio nucleartide, there’s a different set of measures.
91.) For radio-active iodine 131 you need potassium iodide, and you need to take it within 12 hours of exposure. Since iodine 131 has a half-life of 8 days, you are not going to be harmed if you have taken you potassium iodide.
92.) Fit it is uranium-based, you can take baking soda bicarbonate in large doses to minimize the damage to your kidneys caused by uranium.
93.) Cessium 137 has a half-life of 30 years, and it’s a toixic metal even when not radio active. There’s a chemical called Prussian Blue for removing cssium. It is ferro cyanide FE7 CN(18).
94.) There are evil rough times coming and we want to know what to do because we want to see Yeshua come back. We don’t want to be crippled of radiation poisoning. We want to stay around so we can see Yeshua arrive, and we want to be able to learn more.
95.) We will need lots of distilled water. Only Prussian Blue can trap the cesium, and also thallium in your gut and get it out of your body. And it works to cut the biological half time to get rid of half the body’s total burden, and it takes 80-125 days; it takes 3 months to bring the level down below 10%.
96.) If its plutonium you are in trouble again. It’s extremely dangerous. One gram of plutonium in a suitcase bomb could kill 10 million people. Because it emits alpha particles, plutonium is most dangerous when inhaled.
97.) We need to buy masks to get radio active particles from plutonium, and change them daily.
98.) Bombs are going to be happening in the next three years as they bring in the New World Order, and it’s going to be happening in the last three and a half years. And nuclear reactors are going to be shaken by earthquakes.
99.) We need nutritional supplements such as, Vitamin C (3000-5000 milligrams), Vitamin E (400 International Units), and lipolic acid (100 milligrams three times daily). Also glutathione.
100.) If you are in a medical facility, they’ll give an I V shot of phosphatidylcholine that is found in egg yolk and organic meat, and lecithin supplements, and it is easily absorbed into our membrane..
101.) Prepare. Prepare. Prepare.
102.) A correspondent, Darren Clarke, brought out the points to answer. He didn’t predict anything happening on 9-11-11, but he did state it is a possibility and the fact here is that we have to realize what the times we’re living in. The wise will understand, but the foolish will ignore it all.
103.) Don’t be afraid. Be wise and prepare and that will give you reassurance, which is in Father. We know we are dealing in economic collapse, and then there will wars. There will be a Middle East War, and Damascus will be nuked and blown of the map.
104.) Isaiah 17:1 says, “Damascus is taken away from being a city and it shall be a ruinous heap.”
105.) Our U. S. leaders have the ability to do preemptive strikes and start a war any time they desire and the U. S. will be in a nuclear zone.
106.) Isaiah 17:3 also says, “The fortress shall cease from Ephraim.”)
107.) Darren Clarke took pains to differentiate between what is speculative and what is prophetic. And Darren should not be accused of being a false prophet because Darren was speculating. Accusing Darren Clarke of being a false prophet is worse than the allegation itself.
108.) There are people who will warn us of a nuclear attack, so we can be safe, and that is speculative. There is a difference between prediction and prophecy.
109.) Prediction and prophecy are two different things.
110.) The prediction of a scenario that could take place is not being a prophet.
111.) Mr. Darren Clarke was only answering speculation by a person outside the worldwide churches of God of what some said could happen on September 11, 2011.
112.) Outright false statements were made about Darren, so we need to keep him in our prayers.
113.) A correspondent asked about the daily sacrifice to begin in Jerusalem. Is there a contradiction between Yeshua restoring the daily sacrifice and Israel restoring the daily sacrifice?
114.) There are two stages for the restoration of the daily sacrifices.
115.) Israel is the forerunner that restores the daily sacrifice for the Jews in the nation of Israel. In Ezra 3:2-3 the priests built the altar for daily burnt offerings before the temple had been constructed.
116.) Yeshua also will restore the daily sacrifice for the benefit of the whole world. This is to let people know there is a penalty to be paid for sins. Killing a lamb represents Yeshua’s death on the stake. That drives it home.
117.) Another question came in about pogonaughtomy, which is beard- cutting. It is the converse of pogonotrophy, which is beard-growing.
118.) Yeshua had a beard. In Isaiah 50:6 it was prophesied, “I gave…my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair:”
119.) Having a beard is not a Biblical command. An orthodox Jew in Jerusalem has a particular type of beard. He doesn’t trim the corners of his beard so it wouldn’t look round like the sun. And he wears side-locks.
120.) It is a custom in The Obedient Church of God that members follow every jot and tittle of scripture. So, therefore, since there is no scriptural command to have a beard, unless a man is doing a Nazarite vow, therefore the men don’t have to have beards.
121.) Regarding beards and the Torah, Mr. Darren Clarke wrote, “The Torah (first five books of the Bible) does not command a man to wear a beard, although many Hegrew “roots” teachers like to say it does.
122.) “What the Torah does say is that for purposes of mourning the dead a man must not mar the edges of his beard. Torah commands must be taken in context. This command is given in the context of mourning.
123.) “The Bible commands in Leviticus 19:27, ‘You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar the corners of your beard.’ ”
124.) We have to put it all together to get the full sense.
125.) In II Samuel 10:1-5 the story tells that Nahash, King of Ammon died and Hanun his son reigned in his stead. The king who died had shown kindness to David, so David sent servants to the land of Ammon to honor his father. (Ammonites were the enemy, but David was sympathetic to them.)
126.) But David’s servants neglected to shave their beards, so the princes of Ammon became suspicious that these servants came to search the city in order to overthrow it.
127.) The Ammonites shaved half of the beards from the faces of David’s servants, which shamed them. So David had them stay in Jericho until their beards grew out.
128.) For sure David’s men had beards and most men probably did. But it was not a requirement that they wear beards.
129.) It is our late modern Western culture that is pre-occupied with shaving that has to do with the consumer culture so they can sell more razors and needed items.
130.) A shaved beard is done when the man is mourning for the dead.
131.) Mr. Darren Clarke goes on to say, “Yahweh is life and has eternal self-existent life
within himself. Yahweh…is a God of the living. ‘We’ as His ambassadors must reflect … life. Anything that is in the realm of death, we must keep separate from Christians.
132.) “The closer position, like a minister, to Yahweh, the tighter the rules touching death. The High Priest was forbidden altogether from mourning the dead.
133.) “When a woman had menstrual bleeding or a man released his semen, it must be rinsed away with water. If a man has a nocturnal emission of semen because he is not married to a wife, it must be rinsed away with water when he wakes up.
134.) “This is also why when a woman has menstrual bleeding or a man who releases semen, it must be rinsed away with water. In these reproductive issues there is life and that life dies when there is no fertilization to sustain it. That dying must be removed from us so that we are not contaminated by the realm of death.”
135.) Yahveh’s boundary for Israel is the Euphrates River on the eastern side and the area sets the date of the new moon, which is sighted at Jerusalem. It affects all of the land of Israel. The Garden of Eden was bounded by the Euphrates River, also.
136.) “The Euphrates” by Darren Clarke
“This is the easternmost boundary of the land designated that of which Israel would have eventual possession. That possession was not immediate because Yahweh said the land would overwhelm them otherwise. They had to do it in stages. It did not achieve full occupancy until Solomon’s zenith.
137.) “Before Adam fell the Euphrates also formed a boundary of Eden. So we have two witnesses that it is the natural boundary of Yahweh’s land. Therefore, time measurement begins with His land and moves west with the sun.
138.) “Man-made deadlines are fine for man-made calendars, but have nothing to do with the Creator’s calendar.”
139.) Some men use prayer shawls, but they will have to repent of that. Prayer shawls originated with the Hindus who go inside themselves.
140.) In the Jewish tradition men actually cover up their heads. The prayer shawl is drawn over their heads to cover up their faces, and then they give their prayers.
141.) Who in the world speaks to another person with his face covered up?
142.) When talking to Father, we want our faces open. We want Him to see our eyes.
143.) When talking to someone we can tell by their body language whether that person is telling the truth or not. When a person looks away when asked a question, he or she is thinking up answers. But if the person looks the questioner straight in the eye, he or she is telling the truth.
144.) When you are questioned by some authority, stare at the person as you tell the truth. Because they read body language. Also, do not fidget as you answer a question.
145.) TOCOG will have a wonderful feast this year. Canadian brethren need to go through the border to come down to the Holy Hill in Tennessee.
146.) The Sukkah will be at the top, which is at 1400 feet where a person can look across the hills. A cable will pull people up because it is a hard hike. And when the people arrive there is a hidden driveway to use.
147.) For the Feast of Tabernacles there is free camping. Every day there will be an activity. We can even go to Dollywood for a variety of interests. There is the natural rustic outdoors,Cade’s Cove, Tukaleechee Caverns to explore, bicycle paths, river rafting and walk ways are available for tourists.
148.) The whole place has been developed as a resort area. The hills ate ablaze with fall colors in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
149.) Men and women can wear the four tassels (tzitzit) on their garments.
150.) When we pray to Father we have our arms extended with the palms of our hands open, or prayer can be prostrate on the ground with your arms extended.
151.) Darren Clarke sends an addendum about prayer shawls. “The Torah commandment is to put four tassels on the corners of your garment, any outer garment worn for daily activity. Wearing a scarf with fringes on it might fit technically, but wearing it only at certain times, such as an hour or two on Sabbath, would seem to fall far short of the law.”
152.) The law does not specify that some particular garment (prayer shawl) is set aside for this purpose of putting tassels on.
153.) Wearing the four tassels keeps the person mindful to have pure religious conversation, and to use no profanity when out in public no matter what he or she has to put up with or go through.
154.) Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell did wear his tassels to court and they were covered up, but his lawyer noticed them. TOCOG will give a good witness.
155.) The tassels are called “tzitzits.” All of God’s people are commanded to wear these little tassels.
156.) In Numbers 15:38-39 it says, “…Bid them (children of Israel) that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribbon of blue, and it shall be unto you a fringe that you look upon and remember all the commandments of the Lord and do them.”
157.) Interjection: we are saved through faith. We obey the law because we want to learn Yahveh’s ways. Men wear tassels to show obedience to Father and Son. Women are in submission to men who lead. When a person looks down at the tassels he or she is wearing, it reminds him or her not to think or say expletives when hurt of the job.
158.) Deuteronomy 22:12 repeats, “You shall make you fringes on the four quarters (borders) of you vesture, wherewith you cover yourself.” All the men, women, children.
159.) Put four tassels, each with a blue thread, on whatever garment you cover yourself with. The law does not specify a formula for making the tassels, that is up to the person’s own creativity.
160.) Shun those lengthy rabbinical designs; they are for show and not for humble obedience.
161.) The Pharisees, the rabbis like to legislate every facet of Jewish life every minute, and frequently step way over the line in doing so. It is clearly a dangerous religious direction to go in. We must not add or subtract from the Torah, not a jot or tittle.
162.) Yahveh in his Creation shows Himself to be a lover of tremendous variety. He gives us a framework in which to live and has given us power of creative design to fill in. Putting personal thought and effort into such things is surely well-pleasing to Him.
163.) Christian head coverings are for women to wear in services. During the First Century women wore the head covering when praying and when prophesying, teaching.
164.) I Corinthians 11:5 says, “Every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. (a shame)
165.) Genesis 24:64 tells that Rebekah wore a veil when in Isaac’s presence. At eventide Isaac went out to the field to meditate when he saw camels coming. And when Rebekah “saw Isaac, she dismounted the camel for she had said unto the servant, ‘What man is this that walks in the field to meet us?’ And the servant had said, ‘It is my master:’ therefore, she took a veil and covered herself.”
166.) Numbers 5:18 says, “The priest shall set (stand) the woman before the Lord, and uncover the woman’s head,and put the offering of memorial in her hands…”The woman had her head covered when in the presence of the priest, and he uncovered her head.
167.) Isaiah 47:2 KJV Here this daughter of the Chaldeans was told to “uncover your locks,” or NKJV of “remove your veil” (head covering).
168.) In I Corinthians 11:4-16 Paul writes, “Every man praying or prophesying (teaching) having his head covered, dishonors his head.
169.) “But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn, but it is a shame for a woman to be shorn, let her be covered.
170.) “For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man…the woman (was created) for the man.”
171.) Women must cover their heads. This is another rediscovered truth in The Obedient Church of God.
172.) Yeshua laid down his life for all humanity. And the man should be prepared to lay down his life for his wife, if necessary.
173.) We are all of one mind at TOCOG. Mr. Nowell says that Mr. Clarke is a very wise and prudent scholar of the Bible.
174.) Mr. Clarke commented on head coverings for women. He says, “Women are to be subordinate to men in authority at all times, particularly in non-casual situations where there is a proper order to be followed: Messiah, then man, then woman.
175.) “ A woman should mark her outward recognition of her head (husband) with a head-covering placed upon her head. This outward sign is not unlike the man’s outward sign of the tassels acknowledging his head (Yeshua and Father).
176.) “Paul even went so far as to say that when women were adorned, all dressed up and going out, their hair, (which is) their glory, was an enticement to the (demon) angels that co-habited with them.
177.) “Those fallen angels will be in great danger (to women) in the last days, and so it is even more important that women demonstrate their allegiance to and protection under the proper head, and not to present a target to those demons.”
178.) Clarke Note: Those fallen angels will be a great danger in the last days to women. And so it is even more important that women demonstrate their allegiance and protection under their proper head to cover their head and not present an appealing target to those demons.
179.) For the sake of the angels: “For this reason a woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head because of the angels.” I Corinthians 11:10 That they are under authority of the husband, who is under the authority of Yeshua and Father. Therefore, they are protected from the evil demonic angels.
180.) Ladies have to wear their head coverings in The Obedient Church of God because
all members are to be obedient to God. In love we say this to you and TOCOG wants things to go well for the ladies.
181.) There are scripture references to prove TOCOG’s position on the women wearing head coverings.
182.) I Corinthians 11:6 NIV says, “If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off. And it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off. And it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or shaved off. She should cover her head.”
183.) New Living Translation, “If she refuses to wear a head covering, she should cut off all her hair. But since it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut, or head shaved, she should wear a covering.”
184.) All the ladies in TOCOG are encouraged to let their hair grow to their shoulders at least. And if it’s longer, all the better. A woman’s hair is her adornment, it’s her beauty, but she must cover her hair so she can have protection from the demons.
185.) Wearing a head covering shows she is in subjection to her husband who is in subjection to Yahveh. And she should make sure her husband is wearing his tassels so that the chain isn’t broken.
186.) God’s Word Translation says, “If a woman doesn’t cover her head, she should cut off her hair. If it’s a disgrace for a woman to cut off her hair and shave her head, then she should cover her head.”
187.) King James Version says, “For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn, but it’s a shame for a woman to be shorn, let her be covered.”
188.) This is rediscovered doctrine of The Obedient Church of God. In love, ladies, have your hair covered.
189.) Remember, we are to learn to love our enemies, love our brothers and sisters.
190.) Mr. Lawrence A. Nowell started services in Tennessee with love to our brother, that we should love one another. And you Mr. Clarke, a very honorable man, you are to love your enemy and let’s get it together under the guidance of The Obedient Church of God.
191.) The TOCOG broadcast was started with “Come on brothers, let’s get together and love one another right now” and the sermon is being ended with this music.
192.) We want to love our brethren, especially all those ex-worldwide churches of God members, and we are to love our enemies.We in The Obedient Church of God love you.