Church of the Living God,
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A Message From Our Chief Overseer - 2018 General Assembly
"Hold On, Hold Up, Hold Out"
We usually have around three “official themes” during each year; (1) Twelve Days Revival: (2) General Assembly: and (3) HYPA. Considering all the evils which continue to plague churches and the saints across the nation and world, I am led to combine all three “official themes” into a single theme for this coming year (2018).
Hold On! Hold Up! And Hold Out!
Hold On to the things you have learned and been assured of:
“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.” (II Timothy 3:14). “Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck.” (I Timothy 1:19); and, “Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain,” (Philippians 2:16).
(2) Hold Up for true holiness and sanctification:
“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession,” (Hebrews 4:14); “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good, (I Thessalonians 5:21); “And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness,” (Ephesians 4:24; and, “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:” (Hebrews 12:14).
(3) Hold Out to the end:
“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end [the same] shall be saved,” (Matthew 10:22; 24:13; and Mark 13:13).
Meharry H. Lewis, Chief Overseer