Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | January 31, 2008

COOLJC Goes To Detroit!

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Year after year, large church organizations descend upon cities for religious conventions. Thousands of saint (and even aints) take trains, planes and automobiles in search of a greater deliverance. We attend prayer meetings, christian pep rally’s, gospel concerts and evening worships all with the expectation that God is to be glorified and the enemy is to be horrified. We dance and shout and speak in tongues by the droves and have great fellowship with friends that we have not seen since the last convention. The question is, once the convention is over, what is the state of the city that we all were just in? I was on yahoo.com and did some research on Detroit, Michigan’s economy and I quote.

“Detroit, Michigan: The job market is in chaos. People are getting laid off left and right. National statistics seem to point to a significant problem with job loss and job income not keeping up with inflation. As a result, many nice neighborhoods are now abandoned due to people leaving their homes. Inventories exceed one year (under six months is what we want to see), and the foreclosure problem hit Detroit hard. With fewer jobs to support home purchases, I don’t see Detroit turning around anytime soon.” yahoo.com

I’m going to be honest with you saints, Detroit is not the best city when it comes to economy right now. There are a lot of people whom are extremely depressed and oppressed of the devil. People have lost their jobs, their homes and crime is at an all time high. White people have moved out of the city limits and have left African Americans to basically kill each other off. Here are some facts about Detroit, MI:

 Detroit is 82.7% African American. There were 336,428 households out of which 33.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.7% were married couples living together, 31.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families, 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.45.

Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I want to appeal to you today to make a difference when we go to Detroit this March 2008. If the United Pentecostal Church, INC can come to Charlotte NC and feed over 10,000 people, give 5,000+ kids school supplies all the while passing out tracts and baptising “un churched” souls in Jesus Name, surely we can do the same if not greater in Detroit this year.

When we get off the planes and trains, we should immediately start passing out apostolic tracts to everyone we come in contact with. We should ask everyone in the street to come to our evening worship services. Its not about stealing members from other churches, its about making a difference in a city that is literally considered by some “the dirt underneath the fingernail’s of the United States of America”. There is hope for Detroit I repeat there is hope for Detroit. Let us all do our best to go with Holy boldness and declare that there is a saviour and His Name is Jesus and he wants to set all free that are oppressed and depressed of the enemy. We don’t need another shout fest! We don’t need another fellowship! We don’t need another mall to go shopping in. I think we have seen enough malls in all of our travels. It is high time to be about our fathers business.

If you don’t heed to what the Spirit of the Lord is saying, I know someone else who would be glad to come into Detroit and take every soul straight to hell with them. Can we say Louis Farrakhan! Can we say the Jehovah’s Witnesses! Can we say the Mormons! This year should be about evangelism (not step shows). This year should be about soul winning (not midnight musicals). Why is it that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints(Mormons) can have an entire state (Utah) full of adherents but when it comes to the black Apostolic church, we are just satisfied with street corners full of store fronts (with just 10 people in them and 8 of them are women and children). Lets take Detroit by storm this year! Share this blog with all of your other COOLJC young people across the nation.

With that in mind, put your chapel veils on, your long jean skirts and get your tracts and lets be about our Father’s business!


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