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THANKFULNESS AND PRAISE

“But we see Jesus.” Hebrews 2:9

Did your eyes ever see him? Do look into conscience–did your eyes ever see Jesus? I do not mean your natural, your bodily eyes; but the eye of faith, the eye of the soul. I will tell you what you have felt, if you ever saw Jesus. Your heart was softened and melted, your affections drawn heavenward, your soul penetrated with thankfulness and praise, your conscience sprinkled with atoning blood, your mind lifted up above all earthly things to dwell and center in the bosom of the blessed Emmanuel.

Do you think, then, you have seen Jesus by the eye of faith? Then you have seen the perfection of beauty, the consummation of pure loveliness; you have seen the image of the invisible God; you have seen all the perfections and glorious character of the Godhead shining forth in him that was nailed to Calvary’s tree. I am sure such a sight as that must melt the most stubborn heart, and draw tears from the most flinty eyes; such a sight by faith of the beauty and glory of the only-begotten Son of God must kindle the warmest, holiest stream of tender affection. It might not have lasted long.

These feelings are often very transitory. The world, sin, temptation, and unbelief soon work; infidelity soon assails all; the things of time and sense soon draw aside; but whilst it lasted, such, in a greater or less degree, were the sensations produced. Now, if you have ever seen Jesus by the eye of faith, and ever had a tender affection going out toward him, you will see Him in glory. But you will never see Him in glory, if you have not seen Him in grace; you will never see Him eye to eye in the open vision of eternal bliss, unless you have seen Him now upon earth by the faith of God’s elect in your heart.

Your brother,
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Co-Founder of The Mystical Order

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VALUE YOUR LIFE

Archbishop Bailey sent this message and I am sharing with my readers.

A little boy went to his grandfather and asked him, “What is the value of life grandfather?”

The grandfather gave him a stone and said, “First I want you to find out the value of this stone, but don’t sell it.”

The boy took the stone to a fruit vendor and asked him what its value would be.

The vendor saw the shiny stone and said, “How about you can take a dozen apples and give me the stone.”

The boy apologized and said that his grandfather had asked him not to sell it.

He went ahead and found a vegetable vendor.

“What could be the value of this stone?” he asked the vegetable vendor.

He saw the shiny stone and said, “How about you take a sack of potatoes and give me that stone.”

The boy again apologized and said he couldn’t sell it.

Further ahead, he went into a jewelry shop and asked the value of the stone.

The jeweler saw the stone under a lens and said, “I will give you one million dollars for this stone.”

The boy was surprised, but explained that he couldn’t sell the stone.

Further ahead, the boy saw a large shop of precious stones and asked the value of this stone.

When the precious stone shop owner was an expert in these matters. When he saw the stone, he lay down a cloth and put it on it.

Then he walked in circles around the stone and bent down and scratched his head in front of it. “From where did you bring this priceless uncut diamond from?” he asked.

“Even if I sell everything I own, my whole shop, I won’t be able to purchase this priceless diamond.”

Stunned and confused, the boy returned to his grandfather and told him what had happened.

His grandfather said,

“The answers you got from the fruit vendor, the vegetable vendor, the jeweler and the precious stone’s expert explain the value of our life.

You may be a precious stone, even priceless, but, people will value you based on their own limited perceptions, beliefs, motives and expectations. How they value you says more about them than it does about you!

For this reason it is important to value yourself. Respect yourself. No longer indulge in meaningless comparisons with others. For you are unique, original and the only one of your kind in this universe. This is the value of your life.

Associate ever more with those who recognize your true value and ever less with those who see you just as a means to fulfill their own dreams and ambitions.

*May you value the diamond in yourself and recognize the diamond in others as well in 2017*

Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div

TRUST AND DISTRUST

Trust and Distrust

A friend sent this article to me for my opinion so I am sharing it with you. I reserved my opinion for a date in the future. What do you think? I think the pics are very interesting

Trust is the foundation that marriage rests upon, but when it is broken, it often remains that way. A spouse can forgive, but that painful experience will lurk in the offended spouse’s mind. They won’t want to let down their guards for fear that it could happen again. For some, it is easier to forgive than to forget. Trusting and getting hurt is bad enough. Who wants to walk blindly and chance it to happen again? It is not uncommon for a wounded spouse to put up barriers of protection.

Distrust is very common between the spouses when one has cheated. Distrust is like padding to lessen the blow if cheating happens again. It is hoarded like rare coins and not easy to give up. On the other hand, it is certainly not impossible to trust again, but it usually does not happen easily or quickly.

One victim of cheating said that, after she reconciled with her husband, the effects of infidelity were like a beautiful wedding cake that had been snatched by a starving dog that got away with the tier, the crowning part of the cake. Getting the trust back was as likely as finding that dog and hoping that he would regurgitate the tier intact. The remaining cake was still beautiful, but the unforgettable tier, the most attractive layer, could be forever gone and sorely missed. How could a loving spouse take such beauty away from a loved one he promised to cherish? Such pain is often indescribable.

Secure Family with Father's Protection
Secure Family with Father’s Protection | Source
Wondering Why Father Abandoned Them
Wondering Why Father Abandoned Them | Source
Sir Godfrey Gregg

CODE OF ETHICS FOR THE CLERGY (RE-POST)

RE-POSTED FROM JUNE 12, 2014

Preamble: Serving God as an ordained clergy person in The Mystical Order of Spiritual Baptist churches is not a right but a privilege that requires certain responsibilities and standards of conduct.

1.     Clergy will ensure that their conduct at all times reflects the fact that they are in the service of Jesus Christ and His people (Gal 5:22-26) (Phil 4:8) (Phil 2:3-8).

2.     Clergy will not link the name of the Mystical Order of Spiritual Baptist. with any commercial enterprise, political parties, or other activities that may cause the Mystical Order of Spiritual Baptist to be held in disrepute.

3.     Clergy will not use their position for personal gain or to exploit those they serve. (1 Pet 5:2-4)

4.     Clergy will avoid acts of a sinful nature, living pure and holy in the sight of all men, giving no occasion to the devil to form any accusation to the Name of Christ and the Mystical Order they are committed to serve. (Gal 5:19-21).

5.     Clergy will respectfully submit to the authority of the Leadership of the Mystical Order of Spiritual Baptist.

6.     Clergy will seek to grow through regular prayer and study (2 Timothy 2:15) (Acts 6:4).

7.     Clergy will at all times seek the greatest good of those they serve. This includes referring people to appropriate professionals when the scope of a problem is beyond the professional competency of the clergy person.

8.     Clergy are to maintain the confidentiality of those they counsel and serve in accordance with scriptural principles and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the clergy person serves.

9.     Clergy are expected to faithfully honour their obligation to prayerfully and financially support the Mystical Order of Spiritual Baptist. (Matthew 5:37)  (Acts 5:3-4)

10.   Clergy shall refrain to post or cause any inappropriate information, pictures, statements or videos on any social media. (Article 13 of the Rules and Bylaws of the The Mystical Order)

11.    Clergy must be aware that they serve a True and Living God, who sees And hears all things. You are representatives of your Heavenly Father

12.     Clergy are free to leave or resign if they cannot abide under the rules of The Mystical Order or be dealt with under (Article 13 of the Rules and Bylaws of The Mystical Order)

13.      Clergy must maintain the proper dress code even in a secular setting. Not wearing clothes that will be revealing to the world that will cause men or women to lust at them. (Matthew 5:28)

14.       Clergy are representative of The Heavenly Father and must present themselves is that manner that will not bring or cause reproach to His Holy Name.

15.       Clergy are reminded that our behaviour in the public must lift a standard of spiritual maturity. In the sense that people follow a light and you are that light representing the God of this Universe.

16.        Clergy are responsible for their conduct in the public, and since you are representing yourself unless you are given letters to represent The Mystical Order at a specific public function. However, those that name the Name of Christ should walk holy at all times in the sight of men.

17.          Clergy are private individuals unless you are operating in an established office of the Ministry approved by the Patriarch and Chief Apostle.  Every clergy writes his or her destiny by the life they live and are held accountable to God. The Mystical Order is not responsible for any acts or omission outsitde the teaching of the word of God, the policies and principles of the Church and will not be held responsible for anyone’s bad behaviour.

18.        Clergy must be aware that social media monitors everyone and more so the ministers. Whatever you post let it be decent to the eyes.

Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Divisional Patriarch and Presiding Prelate
Administrator and Apostolic Head
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HIS EMINENCE RECEIVES PILGRIMAGE



At a recent pilgrimage in Trinadad our Bishop and Presiding Prelate Hon. Junior Bernard img-20160909-wa0015 received visiting pilgrims from New York and St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

Bishop Junior has been worshipping in Trinidad for many years until 2014 when he asked for affiliation with The Mystical Order and Starlight of Israel.

Our Patriarch and Chief Apostle Sir Darryl and clergy accepted the request and receivedimg-20160909-wa0014 his church with open arms and the right hand of fellowship. Bishop Junior is married and with his lovely wife maintain the congregation which is growing daily.img-20160909-wa0016