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GOD IS NOT PLAYING GAMES

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Our awesome God has loved us so much, that he has made it possible for anybody in the world to be able to rise above the failure of humanity with a very simple plan of salvation. God was not playing when he warned Adam that all things must done according to the will of God. He was not playing when he said that he would destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. God was not playing when he told Noah to build a boat on dry land because of the wicked hearts of humanity. God was not playing when he destroyed entire families as a result of wickedness. He was not playing when he inspired old testament writers to declare that a Savior would be provided opening blinded eyes and making a way when there was no way. God is not playing today as he instructs all of us to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. God is not playing when makes a promise. If you will obey the instructions in Acts 2:38, you will learn how to worship the heavenly Father in spirit and in truth. God is not playing games, neither will you be playing games when you find true salvation that only comes from the God of truth.
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WHAT HAPPENED AT THE CROSS?

When Jesus died on the Cross, all creation stood at attention.  This was the moment of fulfillment for all generations past, present and future on this planet.  All the sacrifices of generations past, and all prayers that had ever been prayed or would ever come forth in the future would meet at the cross as God once again would speak life and new beginnings into the face of the deep . Once again light would come forth. and those that sat in darkness would be able to see this great  light. The supreme offering of the Almighty God for all mankind was hanging on that cross providing hope and solutions for all who would believe and accept this gift of God for mankind.

We find ourselves almost two thousand years after this mighty event rejoicing in the knowledge that everything we need for success in life and for eternal happiness is available as a result of Jesus hanging there. God made it possible for anybody anywhere at any moment to be able to enjoy the happiness that can result from the creative power of the everlasting Father who created man from the dust of the earth.  God knows that we are made of dust, and he still has the power to breath life into the dust regardless of how much dirt is in our lives.

A great and mighty door was opened up to us as the mighty God invited all creatures to experience the joy of accepting God’s invitation for all to come to Jesus and experience the creation power of God.  This door can only be opened by the eternal God, and no other creature has the power to shut this door as long as God wants it opened.  When God shuts the door, nobody will ever be able to open it again.

We have an opportunity right now at this very moment to enjoy the blessings that are available on the other side of that open door.  The Almighty King of Kings has invited all of us sinful human beings to walk right up to that door and allow God himself to wipe away our tears, disappointments and shame.  He knows that we have sinned, and he is against the problem that caused it.  God is not your enemy, and he wants to be your friend no matter how you have lived, because he can fix anything for anybody at any time.  God hates sin, but he love the sinner, and thus the cross was provided to help us to get sin out of our lives.

The effect of the blood on that cross is so powerful that God sees us as his own children once we have embraced his plan of redemption.  God made it possible for a sinner to become a saint when Jesus was hanging on that cross.  The blood that spilled from his body streaming down the wood underneath his feet provided healing and cleansing for every soul that would call upon the name of the Lord.  There is power in the name of Jesus, and that power when spoken from the heart of a believer who is willing to obey the Lord’s plan of Salvation is the most amazing grace we can ever know.

The grace and mercy provided at the cross has made it possible for us be happy and victorious in this present world regardless of any  pain or disappointment we may experience along the way.  As long as we are mortal on this planet we will have sickness and pain, and sometimes things will not be comfortable in our lives, but the gift of God that has been provided makes it all worthwhile.  Jesus endured the suffering and death on the cross, so that we could have strength to endure the problems of life and find happiness along the way as we follow his example of forgiving others on our way to abundant  life forever beyond the grave.

God has promised eternal joy and happiness to all who will humble ourselves under his mighty hand and accept his invitation.  This is all made possible as a result of the wisdom and mercy of a caring creator who loves you more than anybody could ever love you. The almighty God provided salvation and endured the cross despising the shame for the joy that was set before him.  You can cause that joy to spring forth as soon as you finish reading this blog. You have the power in your hand right now to cause rejoicing in the presence of angels to break forth so powerful that all creation will take notice and celebrate your decision as soon as you are willing to come to repentance and accept the gift that is waiting for you as a result of what happened on that cross.

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ren_rutEver since the internet went public we have been all over the world with words, audio and video and getting excited every step of the way. We see so much hurt and pain in our world, and I am thankful to God for making it possible that we can give some relief through prayer and encouragement to some who desire to live a better life.

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GoodPreaching.Com has become a favorite of thousands of people all over the world.  Thirteen years ago,  I found myself with thousands of old tapes that had been accumulating for more than 40 years, and I knew that many treasures of the past were fading away through time on those old tapes.  Many of the tapes had been in sheds, basements and closets through the years, and dozens of them were broken and in need of repair.  Thousands of powerful messages were in those boxes, and now we have about two thousand of these powerful messages preserved and online.  Through the years some of our friends have been sending us old reel tapes, cassettes, eight tracks, video tapes etc.  I am so blessed as I listen to these messages year after year.  Many have come to God while listening to the messages on this website, and they are serving God today with a testimony of how a minister that had passed from this life years ago, caused them to turn their lives over to Jesus.  Most of the files on this site will only play on your computer.  Cell Phone users can enjoy hundreds of video messages.  GoodPreaching.Com Videos

World Pulpit plays on your personal computer, and you will be blessed as you watch powerful videos and listen to awesome audio with preaching, singing, and outstanding testimonies.  There are some blogs there also with some of our thoughts and blessings that we feel to share from time to time.

Norwich Tabernacle This is the site of the Church that I founded 30 years ago in Norwich, Connecticut.  On this site you can learn more about us, and also watch the LIVE services on the video player.  God has blessed the Norwich Tabernacle.  The Church is having revival, we are growing, and it just keeps getting better.

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Apostolic Audio  This site is filled with the wonderful sounds of Pentecostal Apostolic singing and worship.  Many of the songs are from the past, and they are a blessing.  Often times when I discover a memory in some of these old recordings, I rush to my computer and place these blessed moments on the Apostolic Audio site.

ApostolicMedia.Net  Here is another great Apostolic media site with great video and audio links.  Apostolic Media is one of  our oldest sites, and we are getting ready to make some major updates, and we plan to fill it with a train load of fresh new content.  Keep returning to this site, because the new Apostolic Media site will be a blessing to all who are excited about the truth of Jesus Name Holy Ghost Salvation.

I just love to listen to Holy Ghost inspired singing.  Here is a large playlist for you to enjoy.  Just click the play button and let these Holy Ghost people baptized in the name of Jesus bless your soul. 

How about some great Holy Ghost Preaching Video? Here is enough Spirit and Truth preaching to save ten thousand worlds. Be Blessed.

Here are some precious video memories of My father, Marvin Rutledge and the Apostolic Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas which he founded and pastored for many years.
Here is brother Robert Bayer is some rare video footage I was able to capture back in the late 70s. Be blessed as you watch brother Bayer preach about saving yourself. HOLY GHOST POWER VIDEO. Just click the play button and get ready to shout and dance for awhile. My Grandfather on my mother’s side was John W Rucks. I called him Pa Rucks. Others in the family knew him as Dad Rucks. John W Rucks was a Pioneer Apostolic preacher who traveled with twelve children and lived by faith for many years introducing people in Arkansas and Missouri to the Truth of the One God in Christ and Baptism in the Name of Jesus. In 2013 we had a family reunion in Rector, Arkansas in memory of John Rucks, and we had a wonderful time. I took my camera, because I expected to get some good video. I was not disappointed. Here is the video from that camera. In 1998 I found myself along with a few new friends that I had just me in Russia teaching leaders of thousands of sincere Russians people who wanted to know more truth about the name of Jesus and the Holy Ghost. We saw many miracles, and as a result of what God did during that time, several Churches have been built preaching truth, and many have been converted in various parts of Russia. Here is video footage of that trip. In 1984 I felt the call of God to go to Norwich, Connecticut. When I arrived in Norwich I ran out of gas, and only had one dollar. Here we are 30 years later still moving forward as God has been blessing us with many miracles. I still have a dollar, and sometime my gas tank is on empty, but the blessings we experience are more precious than gold. Here is some video footage for some of the Norwich Tabernacle folks through the years. I am about 100 pounds heavier in this video than I am now, and I thank God for helping me to lose all that extra weight. Kids Praise Club is something we all look forward to. We all become kids for Jesus, and I always get bless while having a good time with the children. Here is one of our Kids Praise Club meetings in 2008. About 12 years ago Vickie Lovejoy in Oklahoma City discovered the Norwich Tabernacle on the internet. Vickie had just been told by her doctors that she only had about three weeks to live. Her body was filled with multiple cancers, and there was no hope. Vickie had been a high priestess in a satanic cult for many years, and had dedicated her live to pleasing Satan. After she discovered the Norwich Tabernacle, God used our people to reach out to her, and both she and her son, Kenny received the Holy Ghost and submitted to baptism in the name of Jesus. Vickie is a miracle, and doctors have told us over and over that there is no way that she can still be alive, but she is. Not only is she alive, but she is being used of God to bring many people into the kingdom of the Lord. The following video clips tell the story. The first video is my first trip to Oklahoma City to visit with Vickie and her family.

Vickie Lovejoy 01 from Ren Rutledge on Vimeo.

Vickie Lovejoy 02 from Ren Rutledge on Vimeo.

Vickie Lovejoy 03 – From Oklahoma To Connecticut from Ren Rutledge on Vimeo.

Tribute To Vickie Lovejoy from Ren Rutledge on Vimeo.

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