Vic Kubik gave a Pentecost sermon this past Sunday where he talked about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the church.
On Pentecost, I gave the sermon and I look to a time that is described in the second chapter of the book of Acts. The Holy Spirit was powerfully poured out on the Church and that power was the game changer as the Church suddenly grew from to and then by another shortly afterward. This great outpouring was promised to the “Last Days” yet to come. What happened at Pentecost in was only a type of what will yet happen.Can you really imagine this happening in the United Church of God? They cannot even remain united as a church or a conglomeration of Churches of God. If they cannot do that then how do they expect the Holy Spirit to descend upon them and do a work?
When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force—no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.
Others joked, “They’re drunk on cheap wine.”Acts 2 continues on with this:
Can you imagine any Church of God where young men and women stand up and say they had a vision and have the church respectfully listen to them? The upper echelon guard will immediately kick them out for causing division. How can some lowly young boy or girl receive a vision when God only speaks through the ministry?
Given the horrendous track record of failed prophecies by Church of God leaders over the generations, perhaps we need some new blood prophesying. They certainly could do better than our current gaggle of lying false prophets. That would certainly take the wind out of the sails of the windbags like Thiel, Pack, and Malm.
Is any COG ever going to see thousands of new members joining their ranks? Absolutely not! When not a single one of them follow they man they claim to follow, how can they be baptizing people into his name?
Can you imagine all of the COG's sitting down for a common meal and fellowship and following Jesus? Absolutely not! The Churches of God will not even attempt to live in harmony, and this includes UCG and COGWA.
Does the world look at the Church of God and like what they see? If their own members cannot like what they see in their own churches, then why in the world would the rest of humanity find something delightful in a Church of God? UCG. COGWA, PCG, LCG, RCG and the improperly named "continuing" Church of God do not have anything delightful to share.