Thursday, April 27, 2006


Jesus says:
I can of Mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and My judgment is just; because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me. John 5:30

Some believers claim that there is only One divine person.

According to them this person is Jesus Christ.
To them, Jesus is also the Father and at the same time the Holy Ghost.
The saying is, there is only ONE God, which is Jesus, who has the titles of Father and Holy Ghost.
Their waterbaptism, therefore, is in the name of Jesus ONLY.

Let us meditate upon God's word and advise The Holy Bible.
It is not what WE think, because human thoughts are not God's thoughts.
God's TRUTH is to be found in the Scripture.

To know divine TRUTH, one needs to fully recognize God's Word,
believe it, go by it and stick with it.

Below are just a few scriptures referring to the Godhead;
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are Three in personhood/function/entity, but ONE as being God in spirit.

Genesis 1:26...And God said, Let us make man in our image,
after our likeness:

US and OUR, refers to the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost.
Jesus was with the Father, before the foundation of the world.

Matthew 3:16,17... And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

John 3:16... For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The Father speaks about His Son while Jesus was baptized and gives recognition to Jesus Christ by addressing Him as "His Beloved Son".

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 1 John 4:9

The Father gave His Son as a ransom, Who was sacrificed for our transgressions. God, the Father did not sacrifice Himself.

Again, the Father and the Son have two separate identities, but each is God in mind, authority, power and likeness of spirit.

Matthew 28:19... Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

If Jesus was the Father as well as the Holy Ghost He would have taught to baptize in His name only. But Jesus didn't teach that since He knew He had a Divine connection/partnership with His Father and with the Holy Ghost.

The Divine Three are inseparable since They are ONE in the Spirit, and therefore They need to be included in all Christian functions; in prayer, praise, baptism, administering services as well as in Holy Communion.

Mark 14:36... And He (Jesus) said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto Thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what Thou wilt.

Jesus is communicating with His Father. He would not be talking to Himself.

Matthew 27:46... Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Certainly Jesus would not cry out to Himself, but to His Father. This clearly shows communication between two persons; the Son and the Father.

Matthew 1:18... Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

It is easy to recognize that the Holy Ghost is not the same as Jesus Christ, in the above Scripture. Two separate entities, but One in the Spirit as being God.

John 14:26... But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name (Jesus), He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 16:7... Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I (Jesus) go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him (The Holy Ghost) unto you.

John 15:26... But when the Comforter (The Holy Spirit) is come, whom I (Jesus)will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He (The Holy Spirit) shall testify of Me (Jesus):

The above scriptures are another great example of the Trinity. Jesus speaks of another "Person" the Comforter, whom the Father will send in Jesus name.

The Son did send the Holy Spirit after His descending, to dwell in the heart of believers.

God, the Son is seated at the right hand of God, the Father, while God, the Holy Spirit convicts the hearts/souls of sin and righteousness. Can this be any clearer?

There are many more scriptures which are very clear in identifying the Godhead; the Trinity; the Three in One.

The Trinity and Godhead is no point of human argument, since we can read and understand/take God's word for its face value.

The Three are One, not in personhood, but in Spirit, Direction, Holiness, Authority; each One of the Divine Persons is recognized to be God; recognizing distinctions among these Three Persons in that there are interactions between Them.

Three persons, Three functions, One in essence.

God, the Father
God, the Son
God, the Holy Spirit

Glory to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.


In His glorious service,
Dr. Trudy Veerman

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Sacrifice and Humility

Lessons from Ukraine: The Radical Humility of Sunday AdelajaUkrainian pastor Sunday Adelaja fears that some American preachers are spreading a deadly virus.

He is one of the most successful pastors in the world. The church he started in Ukraine in 1994 has grown to 25,000 people—to become the largest Christian congregation in Europe. A prolific author, he has sold half a million books—all in Russian—in the last decade.

But on the day I met with pastor Sunday Adelaja in his office at his Embassy of God church in Kiev, our discussion did not focus on success or how it is defined. Adelaja wanted to know why American preachers are so focused on money and fame.

It seems everyone who has a big church thinks they are supposed to be president for life,” Adelaja told me. They never move on.

At the moment, Adelaja is thinking about moving on. His main church in Kiev will celebrate its 12th anniversary later this month with a large conference. But the 38-year-old pastor, a Nigerian who earned a degree in journalism from a Russian university, is thinking of how he can work himself out of a job so he can plant more churches.

I have given all I have, Adelaja said. I have reproduced myself. I want the younger ones to go farther than I have.

Currently, 100 leaders trained by Adelaja serve as pastors for Embassy churches in Kiev. The movement spawned by the mother congregation now has 450 churches, including 13 in the United States. But each church is autonomous, and congregations do not tithe to the headquarters. Adelaja is vehemently opposed to starting a denomination, and he doesn’t want his name on anyone’s marquee.

Americans who visit Adelaja’s cavernous church in Kiev are sometimes surprised when they see the modest lifestyle of this modern apostle, who is known for his boisterous laughter and Nigerian passion. The Embassy of God’s building—a former Soviet-run sports arena—is rented, not owned. Behind the church’s stage, in an adjacent room rented by another tenant, athletes often disrupt services with their loud music. The owner of the building often turns off the church’s power, forcing Embassy staff to light the building with a generator.

Adelaja is not cut out of the same mold as the prosperity preachers who air their television programs here from the United States. Although he dresses tastefully, his lifestyle is not that different from the average Ukrainian. His Nigerian wife, Bose, and their three children live in a three-bedroom apartment that Adelaja bought for $40,000. He drives a 2002 Dodge Caravan.

When Adelaja hears about the glamorous lifestyles of some American ministers, he gets a puzzled look on his face. Is this a virus? he asks. Then he laughs hysterically, stands up and walks across the room with his arm raised. He smacks me with a big high-five.

Then he tells of one American minister who recently sent word that he must stay in the presidential suite in the most expensive hotel in Kiev when he visits. Adelaja frowns as he relates this story. He can’t understand why ministers of God need to be pampered like rock stars.
Everybody is busy building a big church. Let’s build the kingdom, he says.

Adelaja will keep his base in Kiev when he turns his church over to nationals, but he plans to spend more time training leaders and planting churches in Western Europe as well as in his native Nigeria. He is concerned that the virus of religious empire-building is as much a threat to his homeland as the bird flu is.

I asked Adelaja to share the secret of his spirituality, and the answer was simple yet profound.I spend one week out of each month with the Lord, he said. Fasting. I have to leave the family, the church and the pressures. That is what keeps me going.

Then I begged Adelaja to spend at least part of his time in the United States, where we need a dose of his New Testament faith—as well as a brotherly kick in the rear for our arrogance and materialism.

He wasn’t sure if American Christians would want to hear a message that calls for sacrifice and humility. I assured him that we are all ears.

J. Lee Grady is the editor of Charisma and an award-winning journalist. He spent the first week of March in Kiev and reported on Ukraine’s Christian revival in his last three columns.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Christ is Risen!

Thank You, Lord!

The grave could not keep Him. Our Savior is risen ! HALLELUJAH! EASTER

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:5,6

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

I'd never known a love so sweet

that endured nails thrust into feet -

I'd never known a love so grand

that endured nails thrust into hands!

I'd never known a love so pure

that spears in side it could endure -

I'd never known a love so great

it cast out fear, and couldn't hate!

"Forgive them, Father," Love cried out

while from His lips His blood poured out -

"They couldn't know just what they do

"And "I commend Myself to You"...

Unselfish words, and pure, and kind

that came from out our Saviors mind -

He knew His death would cover sins

that from His death new Life Begins...

And so I thank You, Jesus, Lord

for buying me with Love and Word -

For helping me get close to You

and closer still, is what I'll do...

I love You, Lord Jesus -

thank You for dying for me!

Your servant, Michael Ingram

Thursday, April 13, 2006

What is Truth?

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Colossians 2:8

When he (satan) speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44b


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr. Common Sense.
Mr. Sense had been with us for many years.
No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records
were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable
lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain,
why the early bird gets the worm, and that life isn't always fair.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies
(don't spend more than you earn)
and reliable parenting strategies (Adults, not kids, are in charge).

His health began rapidly to deteriorate when well-intentioned, but
overbearing regulations were set in place... including a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate;
teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch;
a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student.

Mr. Sense was placed in Intensive Care, when schools were required
to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student,
but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant
and wanted to have an abortion.

Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments
became contraband, churches became businesses, and criminals received
better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense finally gave up the ghost, after a woman failed
to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot and won a huge
financial settlement for spilling it in her lap.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust;
his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility and his son, Reason.

He is survived by two stepbrothers; My Rights and Ima Whiner.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
If you still remember him, pass this on.
If not, join the majority and do nothing.

(author unknown)

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. John 14:6

And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

1 John 5:6

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Heaven or Hell, your choice!

He (satan) was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. John 8:44

Some call it "an act if God", when there is a disaster or catastrophe. But the Bible states that God is good. He has the best in mind for the human race: His creation. It is sin which separates mankind from God.

Satan is the one who is cruel, a liar, robber and murderer from the beginning.
He is the one who causes pain, war, destruction, and bondage. He in turn uses unregenerated man to orchestrate his evil plans.

God will judge satan and all them that are his followers. They will all be cast into hell, because they choose this themselves by rejecting God.

For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. Luke 9:56

This is exactly why God the Father sent His Son Jesus Christ, so we would be saved from the ruler of this planet and from eternal death. This is, if we call upon the name of Jesus and accept Him as our Savior.

God doesn't send anyone to hell, but all can make a choice. If one does not want to accept Jesus as Sacrifice for their sins than they will be outside of God's presence, now and for eternity.
This does not include, they that never had a change to hear the Gospel or to read God's word.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

There is another lie going around that teaches that all of mankind will go to heaven. God is love and how could He send anyone to hell, they say.

What reason would anybody have to allow people entering into Heaven who reject Jesus, or who curse His name? Should they that abuse others and themselves and who live wilfully in sin allowed to enter the place which God has prepared for His children?

Why would Jesus had to suffer on the cross, while forsaken by His Father, if all mankind would be saved and allowed into Heaven after all?
The eternal punishment is what people choose themselves. We all have been given a free will, so the blame is on them that disobey God's word.

This can be compared to keeping the rules of the game so one may win. Reject the same rules and you'll be the loser. Right?

Hitler was a co-worker with satan, as so many other rulers are and have been.
Hitler was evil, but God is GOOD. Would Hitler be in Heaven?

Over the Ages, men, women and their children were killed by the claws of satan or because of their own disobedience and rebellion against God, the Creator. The killings of children of God-rejecting parents are the responsibility of the parents, NOT of God. Because they are born in iniquity of their parents.

Therefore, it is NOT God's hand who destroys, since God doesn't want anybody to perish but have everlasting life. His ultimate SACRIFICE was and is, His Only Begotten Son.
Isn't that enough?

It scares me that some dare to speak up like that, blaming the Creator. Life is just like a flower; today it blooms... tomorrow it is withered. Have they forgotten that they're made from dust? Who is mankind, to point the finger at God?

That your faith is down the drain does not change the fact that God is still the God of Abraham, Jacob and Isaac. Neither does it change the fact that there is a heaven for His children and a hell for the devil, his demons and the ungodly. If you want to believe this or not, does not make any difference. God is TRUTH!

THE CHOICE IS YOURS and your choice is your responsibility.

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:16

I'm suggesting:
"Go for Heaven, stick by the rules and make the right choice while you can."

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Lamentation For My Bride

Lamentation For My Bride
I love you so much, I gave My life for you.
Nothing means more to Me than you
Not kingdoms, not wealth, not even life itself
Love is so infinite that nothing can compare.
But you - Oh my love - you don't understand.
I want to do so much for you
I want to give you peace, happiness, contentment.
I want to show you a relationship beyond description.
But things get in the way, and distract you
Idols, possessions, money, fame, careers.
You turn your affections in other directions.
They make you miserable, and you don't even know it.
You're wretched, miserable, poor, blind
You only come to me when you get desperate
I'm always there, I've kept my promise
But you only call on me to solve your problems.
You play church just enough to quench your guilt
You give only because you know I'll multiply it back
If I don't give you what you want
Then you lean on your own understanding to get it your way.
Your own thoughts - which are not mine -
convince you that you're right
You justify your decisions, you have your own plans
I provide and perform based on My promises,
But you use it to establish credibility, then lead people astray
How much I want to come to you - to be your Husband
But I can't - you won't let me - your refuse My love
I want to love you, but you just tolerate Me.
You're so busy about what you think is my business.
If you could only see that your token favors are meaningless
I don't want your sacrifices - I want your obedience.
If you would only obey me without questioning,
I could make you what you were meant to be -
A vessel of My love.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

A False "Forgiveness"

Vatican moves to clear reviled disciple's name JUDAS ISCARIOT.
The disciple who betrayed Jesus with a kiss, is to be given a makeover by Vatican scholars. The proposed "rehabilitation" of the man who was paid 30 pieces of silver to identify Jesus to Roman soldiers in the Garden of Gethsemane, comes on the ground that he was not deliberately evil, but was just "
fulfilling his part in God's plan".

Signor Messori said that the rehabilitation of Judas would "resolve the problem of an apparent lack of mercy by Jesus toward one of his closest collaborators".

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. Psalm 2:1-3

The whole world is being guided into the false " all is forgiven" religion of the anti-Christ. The Holy Bible speaks plainly, man refuses to listen. Isaiah: 1,2, etc. - speaks of the destruction that is swiftly coming on a world that God is sick of, that lives for its own filth and is full of murders and sodomy. God Almighty is speaking of the End Time World, the world of today.

These anti-Christian actions are going to keep building up at an even faster rate, then the man of the world, the anti-champion who come to give death, while pretending to bring peace will be ushered in by a stupid and blind world.

All mankind wants to do, is to have it his way, and believe that he is forgiven. Satan has granted him that request, the world wide religious system. As we speak, the catholic church is starting to confuse and condem their congregations even further.

All we or any true Christian can do at this point is to preach the Truth of the Gospel.

The time of the lawless one is upon the earth. It is foretold in Holy Scripture and is being fulfilled. Soon all True Christians will have to stand for their Faith, for the world is going to be controlled by Satan. Billions will give over to the evil one, for all they possess is Religion, man made, man filled doctrinal churches of DEATH!

Why? Because they have mixed God's Word with their own and there is no life in them. God hates them and will spit them forth from His mouth!

Christians have been predicting the end of days for ever. They will stand up for the Word and be killed for it!


None of this is a surprise. It has been building, layer upon layer for a long time. Just the things that have happened here (USA) in the last forty years, are proof enough that the end of days is upon us. I could write books about all of the clear signs, but what is the point? The rich who worship the false gods of money/greed, shall do as they always have, anything they can to gain more, thus leading them and the world into the GREAT TRIBULATION.

The leaders of the world (the rich) preach against sexual freedom, abortion, drugs, violence, unemployment, etc., but do all they can to perpetuate these conditions. Why, because by using the idea of these false freedoms, perverted man thinks he is winning against "The Man", while he is only being controlled by the man through these false, so called freedoms.

We cannot do anything but stand on Holy Ground and stay true to God's Truth... in all things... living for God and doing our best to share the Truth of Christ's Salvation as long as we are able!

A servant of the Most High.

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He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure. Psalm 2:4,5

Monday, April 03, 2006

Give Thanks unto the Lord!

*O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon His name: make known His deeds among the people.
*Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him: talk ye of all His wondrous works.
*Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
*Seek the LORD, and His strength: seek His face evermore.
*Remember His marvellous works that He hath done; His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth; Psalm 105:1-5

No matter how we look at our life, we know that we owe praise and thansgiving to our caring God. We can agree with the Scripture verses above, because the Lord has done great things, and we are mighty glad that He did sent Jesus Christ to bring us salvation through His death and resurrection.

Even in this life He looks after us and meets all of our needs, if we could just believe and put our trust in Him.

I was in bondage and in shackles, but when Jesus Christ crossed my path He reached out and lifted me up. He saved my soul from the eternal hell and gave me peace and joy.

How can we ever forget such a wondrous deed which has effected our whole being.
His presence has changed our outlook on life altogether. Even our thoughts are reaching towards the things which are above. We wake up in the morning with Jesus on our mind, and we put our head to rest with praises on our lips.

In time of trial, He is our Strength.
In time of turmoil, He is our Peace.
In time of battle, He is the Head in Command.
In time of confusion, He is our Guide.
In time of storm, He is our Captain.
At all times, He is our All in All.

Thank You Lord!