IN MEMORY OF ARCHBISHOP BABB

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“I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you” (Galatians 4: 19).
It is a blessed moment when we are born again and a new heart is created in us after the image of God. It is a more blessed moment when in this new heart Christ Himself is born and the Christmas time is reproduced in us as we, in some real sense, become incarnations of the living Christ. This is the deepest and holiest meaning of Christianity. It is expressed in Paul’s prayer for the Galatians. “My little children, for whom I travail in birth again till Christ be formed in you.”
There will yet be a more glorious era when we, like Him, shall be transformed and transfigured into His glory, and in the resurrection shall be, in spirit, soul, and body, even as He.
Let us live, under the power of the inspiring thought, incarnations of Christ; not living our life, but the Christ-life, and showing forth the excellencies, not of ourselves, but of Him who hath called us “out of darkness into His marvelous light”; so our life shall be to all the re-living in our position of the Christ life, as He would have lived it, had He been here.
 
To my brother Archbishop Babb who has been called from works unto reward, these words are written after your departure. However, at this solemn moment of grief and mourning, these words are for those who have known you or to those that have come into your presence after your you answered the call to be with Him whom you live for and served in the spirit of love, meekness and mercy and grace.
 
On behalf of my fellow ministers and members of The Mystical Order of Spiritual Baptist Inc and Starlight of Israel under the Leadership of Patriarch and Chief Apostle Sir Darrin Johnson (Cousin to the late Patriarch Dr. Granville Williams), extend our sympathy and condolences to your immediate family and the Spiritual members of Sons of God Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Faith. May Your Soul rest in the arms of the Lord.

Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div
The Mystical Order

MORE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO SVG

Caribbean Airlines Adds More St Vincent Flights

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Saturday July 1, 2017 –Caribbean Airlines is now offering flights between St Vincent and Trinidad five times per week, up from the two weekly flights it had initially been operating when it became one of the first airlines to offer non-stop flights to the newly opened Argyle International Airport in April.

It added the Thursday, Saturday, and Monday flights last week, supplementing the original Sunday and Friday service.

The airline said the expansion in service will improve the frequency with which passengers can connect seamlessly to other international and regional destinations.

“This increase in flights will enable closer links for commerce as well as create opportunities for travellers to explore this beautiful country of 32 islands,” Caribbean Airlines Vice President, Commercial, Sean Quong Sing added.

The Trinidad and Tobago-based carrier is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and promised that “valued customers can look forward to more exciting developments and new destinations as the year progresses”.

ORDER IS CALLED

 
After 16 hours of work and a long drive home, I had t make the time to write to you this morning in my daily page and groups.I thank God for the energy and stamina where I can come boldly to the Throne of Grace and ask for favours. Here I am standing in need of mercy.
 
I worked in the Court system for many years and on many occasions called the Court to ORDER, while announcing the arrival of the Judge in the court. I had the privilege to sit in court with many judges and the court of appeal judges and I learned a lot and it is my guide as I write. Today I sit in church with a gavel in my hand calling the church to Order.
 
We’ve all witnessed the scene many times: An irate judge slams down his wooden gavel and with a voice of fiery indignation shouts, “Order in the court! Order in the court!”
 
That appointed judge carries within his title the power and authority vested in him by the office that he holds. Therefore, all subjects who might attempt to challenge that authority are quickly reprimanded by a possible charge of contempt.
 
So it is with our Divine Judge. Our God is a God of perfect order, and there is nothing that He does that is contrary to His perfect will for us individually or for us as a nation.
 
In this decisive hour, a trumpet is being sounded; a voice of urgency is moving swiftly across our land. Those who have ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying are uniting together in one accord. Like good soldiers of the cross, Christians are falling in line, standing at attention, ready to receive instruction from their company Commander. More and more, a rallying force of believers is coming together with united hearts and like minds, fervently praying for God’s mantle of righteousness to again be restored to our judiciary.
 
The Great Judge of the Universe is about to lower His gavel and bring forth this mandate: “There will be… ORDER IN THE COURT!” Brethren it is my prayer that one day there will be a meeting place for The Mystical Order and there will be a roll call. I hope you will be there.
 
As a nation, we pray that His righteous standard will be held high, fixed and immovable within our judicial system. We pray that the cry for godly justices will be heard loudly within the chambers of the highest court in our land and that a spirit of the fear of the Lord will settle upon the hearts of those dignitaries who even now serve on the Supreme Court. We pray that the balance of powers will once again shift into their rightful positions and be forever maintained by HIS divine scales of justice—and His alone!
 
We as a nation like St. Vincent and the Grenadines are blessed and privileged to live within the boundary of our shores as a free democracy. But many times, because of that Democratic mindset, we lose sight of the fact that we, who are called by His name, are subject to the dictates of the King and His Kingdom. Thereby, we as a governing body are to submit ourselves to His rule and not to our own set of laws. The Scriptures remind us, “But it is God who judges: He brings one down, and exalts another (Psalm 75:7). The structural foundation of the Kingdom is one of perfect rank and perfect order. That is why we must humble ourselves and submit our lives, our nation, and our judges to the rule and reign of His Lordship. We can confidently rest in the knowledge and the assurance that by His authority, He will bring about His righteous sentencing.
 
The Lord says: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet. The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will rule in the midst of your enemies. Your troops will be willing on your day of battle (Psalm 110:1-3).
 
Your servant and brother,
 
Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div

COUNTERFEIT $50.00 BILLS

I have been informed this morning that there is a counterfeit ring in the Caribbean with the fifty dollar bills ECC. You should keep a look out and watch for the description below. Don’t get sucked for quick cash and do not lose your business for FAKE money. It is my understanding that the Ministry of Finance and the Police Department are aware and every effort is being made to contain and possibly apprehend the culprits.
You are asked to report anyone that tries to pass off these FAKE money. This is the Carnival season and you must me on a good look out. Save your pocket and your business by informing the Police.
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Guys. Please share this with EVERYONE and be on the lookout for these counterfeit EC$50 notes that are going around. We got 3 of them at an event on Thursday night. However because of alert staff and good policing we were able to catch the culprit. There may be much more. If you drop water on it runs. And where the foil should be is just gray. They all have the same serial # SN183954. Don’t let a struggling business person loose in these times. 

DAY TWENTY-ONE

United We Stand

Sir Godfrey Gregg

Read

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1

Reflect

What comes to mind when you think of the word, “Behold”? Personally, I think of something so rare that I must take a moment and enjoy it. To behold something is to value something.

So important is the concept of unity in the lives of God’s children that the Psalmist mentions the word “how” twice. All of us love pleasant things but some of those pleasant things are evil. In this text the author informs us that unity is both pleasant and good.

As a church, unity is so worthy of our prayer and pursuit. The reason is simple. A church committed to unity will be a source of great goodness and pleasure to all who encounter her. Unity will force the world to look our way and ultimately to God because unity is such a rare commodity in our world today.

Respond

What difference would a unified church make in the world today?

What do you believe is the greatest enemy to our church being unified?

 

 

DAY TWENTY

 Together in One Accord

Sir Godfrey Gregg

Read

18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. 19 How strange a body would be if it had only one part! 20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. 21 The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”  22 In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. 23 And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen, 24 while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. 25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.

1 Corinthians 12:18-26

Reflect

If you have ever broken a finger or a toe, or even received a tiny paper cut on your hand, perhaps you can relate to just how important even the smallest, seemingly insignificant parts of our bodies can be. It would be ridiculous for us to shun one body part over another. In fact, 1 Corinthians 12:22 states that sometimes the seemingly weakest and most insignificant parts are actually the most necessary.  We are uniquely designed to serve God in tandem.

Have you read the book Radical written by David Plaitt, and he stated that, “The message of biblical Christianity is not God loves me, … but rather the message of biblical Christianity is God loves me so that I might make Him – His ways, His salvation, His glory, and His greatness – known among all nations.”  If your church is to come together to make His Name great, it will require all of us working in unison to make His Name great – not our name great.  It means sometimes I might need to be silent while others talk, defer to the wisdom of someone else, do a task for which I will get no credit, delight in the worship of others even if it is not my preferred style, and most of all be delighted if someone else is successful in making His Name great.

Respond

In what ways have you been guilty of pursuing your own renown instead of God’s renown?  Is there anything you need to ask God and/or a person in your church to forgive you for in this regard?

How can you support someone else in his/her efforts to serve God?  How can you validate someone who you see serving God effectively even though some may perceive their efforts to be insignificant?

DAY NINETEEN

3 Ways God Designed Us for Unity

Sir Godfrey Gregg

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12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? It the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.  1 Corinthians 12:12, 14-18

Reflect

1.  God created us to be interdependent not to be independent.  Ultimately, we need each other to be successful (1 Corinthians 12:12).

2.  You do not need to become someone different to belong.  There is great value in our differences. God has uniquely made each of us to make significant contributions to the whole (1 Corinthians 12:14-17).

3.  Our differences are designed to complete us not defeat us.  What we decide to do with differences will ultimately divide us, if we judge others, or unite us, if we value others
(1 Corinthians 12:18).

Respond

How can you choose to see the beauty of God’s design in those who are different from you?

What keeps you from valuing one another’s differences?  Make a commitment today to consider how to value others differences rather than judge them (Matthew 7:1-5).