Letter of Recommendation

To Whom it May Concern:

I would like to recommend Rev. Gary Caudill and his ministry for your use.  This ministry is solid, Biblically sound, conservative and completely based on the Word of God.

Rev. Caudill is one of the greatest men of God I have had the honor and privilege of knowing. If you choose to support his ministry or assist him in his ministry, you can rest assured your support will never be regretted.

In Jesus Precious Name,

Dr. Paul Blanchard
Associational Missions Director
Winston Baptist Association
Louisville, MS. 39339

A New Ghana Initiative

Hello friends, it’s been a while!

I’ll be brief.  We’re creating an opportunity for self-sustaining revenue for a minister friend in Ghana West Africa. Plz prayerfully read about it and, if God touches your heart, be obedient. God Bless!!

Here is the explanation in my Facebook Fundraiser:  “Help me purchase a much needed laptop for my dear friend and brother in Christ, James Ameyaw, a national preacher in Ghana West Africa, who is a young man (age 27) preparing for ministry in Bible College and will be graduating this year. This will be a blessing to him in two ways. First, it will help with his ministry preparation / study / etc. Second, it will EQUIP him to work for my web design firm (Kingdom Web Pros) and suppliment his ministry income and provide much needed support for his and his father’s ministry. As a reminder, his father, Bro. Emmanuel, is the lead pastor that my father and I worked with on our mission trip to Ghana last year. These guys are the real deal, and an opportunity like this would go a LONG way. This is phase one of the need. Once we get the laptop in place, phase 2 would be to raise monthly support for the monthly costs of internet for him to be able to work with us and get the jobs done. Let’s take this one step at a time. 🙂 If phase two is of interest, let us know. From time to time, we will provide work for James, and other times, James will secure his own clients, which will create monthly support for him as well. If you feel led of the Lord to help, we would GREATLY appreciate it. :)”

HERE is the Facebook Fundraiser Link

A question of Inner Devotion needs to be answered…

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Job 1:20-22 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD have, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.  In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

When God exposes our devotion to Him, He strips us of all the layers which may prohibit others from seeing where our heart is.   For Job, after all the layers in this text were stripped from him (his property and his children), he was found still worshipping, because as blessed as he was, his worship was not contingent upon what he held in his hand, but Who he adored in his heart!

And so it should be with us!  If God were to use our life as a testimony of His worthiness, would He want the world to get the impression that we deem Him worthy because of His presents (the things He gives us), or because of His presence (the person He is)?

The condition of mankind in their darkness is such that all blinders must be taken off before they can see God in all His glory!  Having said that, God chooses to use those of us who are redeemed by His grace as instruments by which to reveal His redemptive plan to fallen man.  In doing so, for the benefit of the blind who must see, He sometimes removes all things in our lives which might cause them to remain clueless and blind as it relates to our reason of devotion to Him.

Having said that, the question remains; IF He were to strip us down to nothing but our raw, exposed, inner devotion with no layers causing others to be misinformed of our true intentions, what would they then see?  Would we still be devoted?  Would we still worship our Lord?  Would they at last be convinced that He IS our life, whether we live in comfort or distress while serving Him?

Perhaps not even Job was fully convinced of his own devotion until after he lost it all.  I can’t say that for certain, but it is at least worth considering that it is possible.  It is possible that Job needed to KNOW what God already knew, but the only way Job could walk in confidence was for God to reveal it to him in a way that he would be unforgettably convinced.  And MAYBE God is showing YOU too, so that when He blesses you again, you’ll know where your true strength lies…IN HIM!!!

P.S.  HERE is a POWERFUL sermon on this same passage of scripture by Bro. Jonathan McNeese, which inspired me to write this devotion today.

Pastor Gary Caudill

 

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Listen to “Do a Mighty Thing!” by The Caudill Family HERE on YouTube.

The Power of God’s SPOKEN Word!!

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Gen 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

The Earth was, prior to God’s spoken Word, a lifeless, empty, dark wasteland.  Some seem confused by this text, exclaiming, “God does everything perfect the first time!” and thus attempts to explain this away by some alleged gap theory between the lines of Scripture which cannot be found.

However, it does not bother me that God would create the raw materials to be in such conditions prior to putting His finishing touches upon them.  The reason it does not bother me is because everything God does as it relates to creation is an object lesson by which He reveals to us eternal truths which transform our lives.

Just like His Word transformed the formerly lifeless, empty, dark wasteland we call Earth, God wants all of humanity to know that His Word has the power to bring life to lifelessness; fullness to emptiness; light to darkness; productivity, fruitfulness, increase, and abundance to the wasteland of our sin-wrecked existence!!

So, look again at verse two; “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  AND [emphasis mine] the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”  The first thing you need to know is that, despite the darkness, emptiness, wasted, death-like experiences your existence represents, God’s Spirit IS IN FACT MOVING upon the surface of your troubled waters!

Now, what happens next is beyond inspirational.  Look at verse three; “And God SAID [emphasis mine], Let there be light: and there was light.”  If God’s Spirit were the fuel, then God’s Word was the match that lit the fuel!!  Think of it this way; God’s Spirit is already “on standby” simply awaiting the activation of His power to change your life by the speaking of His Word!  I encourage you to look at all the times in Genesis 1 where it reads, “And God said…”  and then realize that God’s Spirit IGNITES AND ACTIVATES God’s Power at the speaking of His Word!!  Today, SPEAK God’s Word so that, as the match lights the fuel, so His Word activates His Spirit to bring light, life, fullness and hope!

Pastor Gary Caudill

 

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Listen to “Word of God Speak” by MercyMe HERE on YouTube.

When Church Traditions Just Gotta Go!

HERE is this devotion in video format on Facebook.

2 Kings 18:4 He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.

Contrary to king Azariah, king Hezekiah actually followed through and did what was necessary; he began tearing down and removing the high places of Israel. In fact, he was so thorough that he even took a very valuable and historic heirloom to the nation of Israel, namely, Moses’ brazen serpent, and broke it to pieces.

Imagine how that must have gone over with the people who worshipped it. I point this out only because we need to learn a valuable lesson here. You see, the brazen brass serpent was only symbolic in nature, causing Israel to look to Christ for salvation through its foreshadowing of His work on Calvary which was yet to come.
Regardless, Israel set it up as an item to which to offer incense, as if there were something divine in the item itself. In other words, they missed the whole point! In fact, they broke God’s commandments by worshipping something that was only meant to point them to the One who was truly to be worshipped.
This brings me to my point; I wonder just how many Christians today worship their religious systems, methods, denominations, buildings, facilities, styles, preferences, etc. rather than the One it should all be pointing to!
Too often we get so caught up in a past experience, memory, tradition, method, etc. that we spare no expense to protect and preserve old relics while forsaking our true obligation, which is to worship God in spirit and in truth.
Here is the lesson: Never make idols of anything that assists in pointing us to Christ. If the teaching aid becomes more important than the great Teacher Himself, then the teaching aid must go, no matter how traditional, valuable, or effective it may have been.
I’ve literally seen churches more worried about being known for their traditional leaning, than for their commitment to Christ and His kingdom. In essence, Christ wasn’t worshipped, because tradition was more important.
Let us never make this mistake, and let us always be willing to know when it is necessary to part ways with our past when our past takes our eyes off of Christ Jesus!
Pastor Gary Caudill

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Go deeper with the daily reading that goes along with today’s devotional HERE.

Song by Joseph Habedank called “Religion Isn’t working” found HERE on YouTube.

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