General Assembly Experience
I certainly enjoyed every service of the General Assembly. The services were beautiful, refreshing, & heartwarming. I appreciated being there with my daughter and everything was just wonderful. I loved the movement of the church, and the pureness that I experienced. It was just a time of thankfulness, and I appreciate God elevating my daughter to the level of being an elder for the church, and where she was accepted by the congregation.
It was good to see that God has done something great for my daughter. I want to be part of this organization, as I been to a lot of organizations working for the Lord, but this organization allows women to be ordained. I was really impressed! The Spirit of the Lord is here and with Bishop and leadership.
God is Good to CLGI, and Colorado Springs Worship Center. The Deputy Garrison, Chaplain LTC Lewis, has given his approval for a Spanish bible study which will begin on 10 Oct 2018 at 7PM. Location of the bible study will be in the Memorial Soldiers Chapel Ft Carson, Colorado. God hears the Prayers of the Righteous. Thanks to Doctor Joseph White and Bishop Mary Butler for this Great Gospel of Jesus Christ they preach.
I will never forgot the words Bishop White said 38 years ago, “You can’t, but God can!” This has changed my life forever!
I moved from New York to Columbus, Ohio back in 1980. Prior to attending church at the Pool of Bethesda, CLGI, I was a Seventh-Day Adventist. My daughter-in-law kept inviting me to the Pool of Bethesda, CLGI church and I finally went there because I just got tired of her asking me. I accepted the Lord in my life shortly after attending the Pool of Bethesda. I was able to stop going to the bar, and I stopped drinking, but, for some reason, I just couldn’t give up smoking cigarettes.
I was addicted to smoking cigarettes as, at that time, I had been smoking for over twenty years. I would get up in the morning to smoke, and I would smoke all day long. I went from smoking one pack a day to two packs a day. Smoking was like food for me. I had tried to stop smoking, but I couldn’t. I had tried One Step at a Time, but I still couldn’t stop smoking. I would throw them away, but, then, I would get up during the early morning to buy some more cigarettes. My doctor, my youngest son, and daughter-in-law begged me to stop smoking, but I just couldn’t stop.
Until one Sunday morning service at the Pool of Bethesda, Bishop Joseph White called out one young lady. I forgot her name as it was years ago, but Bishop White asked her if she had stopped doing this and that, and the young lady said, “No sir.” Bishop said, “You can’t, but God can!” Up until that time, my habit was to leave my cigarettes at home when I would go to church. Afterwards, I would come home to smoke, but this day was different. The words that Bishop said came back to me, “You can’t, but God can!” So I went home, but, this time, when I went upstairs to get my cigarettes, I went into the bathroom and looked in the mirror, and I said, “I don’t want to smoke anymore. I can’t, but God can deliver me from these cigarettes.”
After that, for some reason, I came downstairs to tell my son and daughter-in-law, “I am being delivered from cigarettes because God told me.” I told them that God had told me to take the cigarettes and break them up and throw them away. My son and daughter-in-law took a trash can and I broke the cigarettes up and threw them away. From that day, I never smoked again. I never wanted another cigarette, and that urge never came back. It has been 38 years to this day that the Lord has delivered me, since 1980.
Up until my deliverance, I didn’t know much about God. I wasn’t one that believed in miracles, but that was a miracle that God gave me. I was so amazed that I didn’t realize that God had also delivered me from smoking valium at the same time. I was more amazed by my deliverance from smoking cigarettes because I had only smoked valium for 5 years compared to having smoked cigarettes for over twenty years.
That is what has kept me all these years. When something comes into my life—trial, testing, or tribulation—I remember when the Lord delivered me from cigarettes. I still remember what Bishop White said, “You can’t, but God can!” Up until that time 38 years ago, I didn’t know about God, but I do now. I know there is a God in Heaven, and I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Testimony: I was struggling with a terrible headache for 2 days straight where it affected my sleep but, something miraculously happened. I wasn’t able to attend the General Assembly this year but my son and daughter-in-law were able to attend. As I picked them both up from the airport after the General Assembly, my daughter-in-law gave me a big hug and immediately I noticed my headache was gone. I thank the Lord because there was a lot of power that I felt that my daughter-in-law received from the General Assembly.
I want to thank the Lord for this Year’s General assembly. It has been a blessing and a marvelous spiritual experience. The Lord had met us during the IYAAD, Brotherhood Meeting, and has shown us that He is with us. The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and we have a righteous Judge who will never fail our assembling together. Praise the Lord for CLGI, the Board of Bishops and honor to Our Presiding Bishop, Bishop White. We are CLGI Strong! God bless.
I am truly grateful for this ministry. I was looking for a way to overcome my addictions and I felt hopeless. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t stop. I thought my life was destined to be this way. I was at the lowest point in my life, that I gave up trying. I felt that my last hope was to seek after God and start reading the Bible, and find a church. I listened to other preachers from other churches, but I was still confused. I thought I had the devil in me because nothing made sense, and I had a lot of questions that they could not answer.
They all said the same thing but I felt that there was more to this thing people called “saved.” Then I came to this organization CLGI, and for the first time everything became clear when I heard the preaching of the Word. For the first time, I felt like I had hope. I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost a year later, and my life has never been the same. I run into people I used to know, and they are either homeless or go in and out of jail, they say they go to church, but I’m not sure if they do. I invite them but they never show up. It just shows me how blessed I am to be in this way. I thank God for leading me to this organization and for Bishop White preaching and teaching the truth. I don’t think I can do or say anything to show how grateful I am.
All the Glory, Honor and Praise belong to God. I pray that this will encourage you in knowing that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit is with CLGI. There is no failure in God. PS 19:7 says “That the Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure: making wise the simple. God has done so much for me that I can’t tell it all but I want to share this with you. I was diagnosed with clinical depression when I was in my teens. I tried ending my life a couple of times. I didn’t know it then but God loves me sooo much that I was found and taken to the hospital both times and my life was saved.
Around 2001 I visited a CLGI Church. It wasn’t in a traditional type building so I used that as an excuse not to go back after a few visits. The truth was I was not ready to give up my sins. I was still looking for happiness in the world. I thought other things could take away the sadness, the heaviness, the loneliness, the darkness and the pain that I was suffering. It was about 6 years later my daughter and I started going back to this Church. God began to move immediately to show me that He is real and he hears my prayers. I was praying silently (in my head), I know no one heard what I was saying.
Towards the end of service, a Minister was ministering to me and he told me everything that I was praying about and what God said I needed to do to not struggle any more. I stayed with the Church after that and about a year later I was delivered from depression during one of our Bible Study nights not too long after that I was filled with the Holy Ghost. I am still with the Church because God’s Spirit is still doing the work that God has sent him do with Power. Many people do not know nor do they believe that I have ever suffered from depression. When the Holy Spirit came in He became my comforter and God delivered me from the depression. When my farther passed away, The Holy Spirit allowed me to grieve for the appointed time but I was never sorrowful. When God delivers you from something, He keeps you if you want to he kept. I have experienced the Spiritual Baptism. I am only able to stand today because of the out pouring of the Holy Spirit, this is not something I would have been able to do on my own. When the word was preached I believed and God forgave me of all my sins. As long as I continue to believe and live holy then He will never leave me nor forsake me. God Bless
The Blessing was in the Cup!
One of the most notable miracles I remember seeing was, “The blessing is in the cup!” After communion, during our watch night service, Bishop White proceeded to tell us about how the Spirit told him the blessing was in the cup (the communion cup). He said the Spirit gave this to him months before but had not given him direction or permission to go forth in it. During the watch night service, however, the Spirit sent him forth with it. He gave the cup to one of our Pastors and that was the end of it. What we did not know was that her baby had died in her womb days before and, she knew it, but was determined to get to the watch night service to get a blessing and perhaps a miracle ( I can’t recall everything she said so please forgive my memory). The following year during the watch night service she gave us her testimony detailing these facts, that her baby had been diagnosed with Down syndrome and that her baby had died in her womb. After receiving the blessing that was in the cup though, her baby was brought back to life and was cured of the Down syndrome!!! The child is still alive today and the Pastor had a second daughter!
Now, after having children of my own, I fully understand how that Pastor knew that the baby was dead in her womb. Once a woman is several months into her pregnancy she can feel when the baby kicks, turns, stretches, etc. The baby also becomes active when the mother eats so when a baby stops doing these things, the mother knows something is wrong. I truly want to thank the Lord for such a great miracle! I know this miracle to be true and it is a testimony as to how God is with our Bishop, Joseph White and with the CLGI! That miracle was performed by the power of God, but, to honor Bishop White before the people, God performed that miracle through him!
Back in Feb 2018, I received a call from my parents to pray for my uncle Richard who was just diagnosed with a very rare disease called “myasthenia gravis,” which affects the brain to move muscles. After about one month his condition was of such that he was unable to move any muscles in his body. He couldn’t walk, talk, swallow, move a finger, nothing. At this point, during service, I asked the church at Indian Head Worship Center to remember him in their prayers. Maybe one week after asking, I received a call from my parents overjoyed with what the Lord had done. They had said my uncle took a turn for the better out of the blue. He went from not moving a muscle to now being able to talk, swallow, and walk. The doctors considered him well enough to be on his own, so he was being released from the hospital.
Praise the Lord! I truly give all the honor, glory, and praise to the real doctor who heard the prayers of the church. Thank you, Father God, in the name of Jesus for hearing and answering prayers.
I want to thank the Lord for my continual healing in my back. I have medical documentation that I have a severe disc budging and a pinch nerve but I want to thank God that he touch my back thru prayer 20 years ago and to this day, I have no pain in my back. It is the prayers of the saints in this great church and leaders. I will never leave where God, the Holy Ghost and Jesus is.
I want to thank God for saving my soul. I was lost in sin but the Lord found me one day, brought me to a bible believing church, heard the word, and the rest was history ever since. I would not been saved today if it had not been for Jesus Christ who came down to die for me and saved me.
EVANGELIST IZUMI said 20 days ago:
To God be the glory for the things He has done. God saved me & filled me with the Holy Ghost & that with a mighty burning fire at an early age. Out of all God has brought me through in this life February 8, 2016 to June 1, 2016 would be the most profound event of my life. I was medevac to Queens Hospital on the Island of Oahu in Honolulu from the Big Island.
I am a living testimony of God’s Miracle. A chaplain was called in to what was supposed to be my last prayer, but God said, “No, not so.” Pastor Andrew Littlejohn from the Church of the Living God INTERNATIONAL, Honolulu Worship Center who also was a chaplain at Queens Medical Center never stopped praying for me, even if my name was not on the list any more. One other chaplain was preparing me for burial by Catholic standards. The HOLY GHOST quickened my body and my eyes came wide opened, it startled her and we both starred at each other! Wow, I can still see her face.
My husband Jason Izumi and my family were in constant prayer and fasting. As God allowed the doctors to usher me back on 3 separate occasions, Pastor Andrew continued to visit and pray, even when life was fading away. When I returned fully, I wanted to have some old fashioned church, so we did. Bishop Edwards came over to our home in Kona Hawaii, we had a service in The Upper Room of Teshima, The power of God fell, and GOD touched me, and as time went by, my feeing tube was no longer needed and they had to remove it. this was another miracle because it was supposed to be for long term, even life-long use because the inflammation attacked every muscle in my body leaving my lungs and throat muscles ineffective, so I couldn’t swallow anything, and not even water.
What they said I had was very rare and they have to study me. I am healed and a specialist flies over every month to check on me. I am still instructed to take medication but not as much as before. The Church of The Living GOD International is fulfilling that great commission in starting the Kona Worship Center, CLGI. GOD IS truly evident and stands by HIS TITLE THE LIVING GOD. ALL POWERFUL, ALL MIGHTY GOD. HE can do anything but fail. Thank you Bishop White and everyone in their respective places. I am truly grateful. I give honor where honor is due to my late Bishop G.H. Washington, Temple of Faith Holiness Church in Florida, and all the Saints of God across this land. THANK YOU FATHER, SON and HOLY GHOST.
Evangelist Mrs. Linda Izumi