Evangelist E. E. Cleveland Celebration - His Life and Service - Funeral Pics
Evangelist E.E. Cleveland is consider to be the top Evangelist for truth in modern times. He picked up his mantel for truth at an early age and never laid it down. In spite of world opinion and offers of corporate sponsorship, E.E. Cleveland sought only the honor of his heavenly Father. He was a man who could not be brought or sold, a man of conviction and integrity. The world controlled TV media did not care much about him and the powers in place tried to destroy him numerous times but the Almighty God kept the evil forces in check. Tens of thousands of people were added to the side of truth because of Elder E.E. Cleveland. His main focus in his presentations was the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and not the diabolical rapture doctrine that TV Evangelists have used to seduced so many christians and directing them down the broad road of destruction.
Evangelist E. E. Cleveland fought a good fight and finished his course. Now there is laid up for him a crown of righteousness which no man can ever take away. The common theme throughout his celebration service was 1Thess.4:16-18 – 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage each other with these words. Tributes were paid by the church officials as well as videos tributes from former Oakwood President Dr. Calvin Rock and US Senate Chaplain Barry Black. Musical tributes were given by the E.E.Cleveland’s Cathedral Quartet, Aeolians and Wintley Phipps. Elder Steven Norman III gave a soul stirring tribute on the Life and Times of Edward Earl Cleveland. Dr. C.D. Brooks perform the Eulogy.
See You in The Morning
The funeral service for Elder E. E. Cleveland will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at the Oakwood University Seventh-day Adventist Church, followed
Cleveland served the Seventh-day Adventist Church for more than 60 years as pastor, evangelist, church leader, teacher, civil rights leader, and mentor to thousands of preachers. He was preceded in death by his wife Celia Abney Cleveland.
Described as “one of the greatest Christian evangelists of the 20th century,” Cleveland’s energetic combination of soul-winning and concern for social justice pioneered the concept of national evangelism campaigns–providing the template for the satellite-linked international campaigns of today. He held large gospel gatherings in the major cities of the world during the urban crisis of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Operation Get Joshua Home!
Joshua's Homecoming Celebration
Marvin “Joshua” Hodges III, who traveled abroad to Jamaica just months after graduating from Andrews University (Michigan) with his Master’s of Divinity in hand and lost his life (August 26, 2009) in its prime, at the tender age of 25.
He had a big heart, a beautiful spirit, was both well liked and most importantly… well loved.
On August 28, 2009 at around 9:30am PST, his parents, Marvin and Joy Hodges received the shocking news… Joshua’s body was recovered on a Jamaican beach after having been washed ashore miles away from the nearest “swimming”beach, mere hours after he hadn’t shown up for his flight back to the U.S. With incomplete and conflicting information trickling in from the U.S. Embassy (Jamaica) and the Jamaican authorities, one solid piece of advice was given to Marvin and Joy Hodges… “Come and get Joshua’s body and take it back to the United States A.S.A.P.!” The United States Embassy made it clear that time is of the essence; so the Hodges’ need to raise money QUICKLYand NEED YOUR FINANCIAL HELP!
As we get more information and we learn more of what the family’s needs are we’ll share it with you here, updating you on how you can help. We’ll also keep you posted on the developments of the case as we try to bring the much needed clarity and closure to the circumstances surrounding Joshua’s untimely death, his grieving family and friends.
God knew that man will forget about His Sabbath that is why He said remember..Before the children of Israel was given the Ten Commandment on MT. Sinai, they knew about Gods Sabbath. Before there was an Israel or Hebrew, or Egyptian, or Syrian or any nation, there was the 7th day Sabbath.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.” Genesis 1:1;2:2, 3.
God made the Sabbath at the time of Creation, after He made the world and everything in it. God rested on the Sabbath and blessed and sanctified it (set it apart for a holy use).
“And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:” Mark 2:27
The Sabbath and the family were alike instituted in Eden, and in God’s purpose they are perpetually linked together. On this day more than on any other, it is possible for us to live the life of Eden. It was God’s plan for the members of the family to be associated in work and study, in worship and recreation, the father as priest of his household, and both father and mother as teachers and companions of their children. But the results of sin, having changed the conditions of life, to a great degree prevent this association. Often the father hardly sees the faces of his children throughout the week. He is almost wholly deprived of opportunity for companionship or instruction. But God’s love has set a limit to the demands of toil. Over the Sabbath He places His merciful hand. In His own day He preserves for the family opportunity for communion with Him, with nature, and with one another.
The Sabbath is a sign of creative and redeeming power; it points to God as the source of life and knowledge; it recalls man’s primeval glory, and thus witnesses to God’s purpose to re-create us in His own image. The Sabbath of the Lord bears His name and seal. “It is a sign,” He says, “between Me and you; . . . that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.” because “in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Exodus 31:13; 20:11.
The Sabbath is the day above all others when we should acquaint ourselves with God through His works. In the minds of the children the very thought of the Sabbath should be bound up with the beauty of natural things. Happy is the family who can go to the place of worship on the Sabbath as Jesus and His disciples went to the synagogue–across the fields, along the shores of the lake, or through the groves. Happy the father and mother who can teach their children God’s written word with illustrations from the open pages of the book of nature; who can gather under the green trees, in the fresh, pure air, to study the word and to sing the praise of the Father above. By such associations parents may bind their children to their hearts, and thus to God, by ties that can never be broken..
Mark 7:7 said ” in vain do they worship Me teaching for doctrine the commandments of man. Yes beloved, the worship of many is in vain because they worship God according to tradition and the commandment of man.. In other words they worship the way the man of sin (Lucifer)want them to worship. They worship the Sun God or Baal on the first day of the week..(Sunday)Lucifer is using religious leaders to champion his cause of getting Gods people to forget the true day of worship (7Th day) and worship on the wrong day..Many books have been written, organizations such as the Lords Day Alliance have been formed, and church doctrines forged, sermons preached, to perpetrate the hoax of Sunday being the Sabbath. Pope Benedict XVI at the world youth day celebration in Germany told the people of his commitment to reinstating the active observance of the Roman Catholic Church’s chief icon: Sunday. He knows that to popularize religion in Europe, he has to reintroduce a means of promoting what marketers call brand loyalty. The most historic brand the pope can offer to bond the people together is the ancient day of worship, fashionable since Babylon, the old day of the sun—Sunday. Hence his promotion of that old Roman brand in his recent addresses. Look at the official Catholic document
Pope Benedict XVI, call himself the Shepherd of Truth. But is he?
Notable quotations from Pope Benedict XVI and official teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
Sunday remains the fertile foundation and … the fundamental nucleus of the liturgical year which originated in Christ’s Resurrection, thanks to which the features of eternity were impressed on time. Thus, Sunday is … a fragment of time imbued with eternity, for its dawn saw the Crucified and Risen Christ enter victorious into eternal life.” He further stated “Finally, it is particularly urgent nowadays to remember that the day of the Lord is also a day of rest from work. It is greatly to be hoped that this fact will also be recognized by civil society, so that individuals can be permitted to refrain from work without being penalized. Christians, not without reference to the meaning of the Sabbath in the Jewish tradition, have seen in the Lord’s Day a day of rest from their daily exertions. … — Pope Benedict XVI, Apostolic Exhortation SACRAMENTUM CARITATIS, February 22, 2007. Pope Benedict XVI implies that Sunday, the first day of the week, (traditionally called Dies Domini, the Lord’s day) is the sanctified holy day of rest, “with regard to the work of creation.” This directly contradicts scripture: How can the Pope call himself the sheperd of truth when he contradicts Gods Word? Scripture never designates the first day of the week as the Lord’s day, however, God calls the sabbath “my holy day” (Isa. 58:13) and refers to Himself as Lord “of the Sabbath day” (Matt.12:8, Mk 2:28, Lk 6:5).
Beware of the lies that the apostate popes, bishops, evangelists, preachers, and teachers will tell you concerning Sunday sacredness.. Prove all things by the Word of God. Is.8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, its because there is no light in them.
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Revelation 14:6
A special blessing is given to those who keep the Sabbath.
“If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.” Isaiah 58:13-14
“the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” John 4:23
Leaders who are voicing their support for back to the Ten Commandments and their declaration are: Pastor T.D. Jakes ( The Potter’s House ), Dr. Paul Crouch of TBN, James Dobson (Focus on the Family)Richard Shakarian ( Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship ), Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty ( Tulsa Victory Christian Center ), Benny Hinn ( Benny Hinn Ministries ), Ted Haggard ( National Association of Evangelicals ), Dr. Mark J. Chironna ( The Master’s Touch International Church ), Richard Roberts ( Oral Roberts University ), Marilyn Hickey ( Marilyn Hickey Ministries ), Bishop Paul S. Morton ( Life Center Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral ), Dr. Jerry Horner ( Director of Doctoral Studies, Beacon University ), Dr. Charles Phillips ( Official Representative to the United Nations as a Non-Government Official to the Economic Concilias ), Bishop Harold Ray ( Redemptive Life Fellowship ), Bishop Eddie L. Long ( Bishop Eddie Long Ministries ), Billy Graham, Charles Stanly, Dr. Charles Green ( Faith Church of New Orleans ), Floyd Flake ( Pastor and former Congressman ), and Rabbi Yehuda David Greenberg and many more. . .
Ten Commandments Commission
We, the members of the Ten Commandments Commission and supporting people of faith, proclaim The Ten Commandments Day on the first Sunday in the month of May, commencing on Sunday, May Sixth of 2007.
Furthermore, we proclaim the Ten Commandments Day to be a day dedicated for the display, awareness, commemoration and celebration of the Decalogue which we know to be the divine foundation of the Judeo-Christian faith.
We, the members of the commission, serve as a cohesive group of spiritual leaders representing millions of followers who affirm the beauty and the uniqueness of our differences. We believe that rooted in the Ten Commandments is a Divine plan that transcends color and diversity in cultural expression, sanctions brotherhood of man and respects expressions in all of God’s children.
We, who serve as a council of leaders, are committed to utilizing our united passion to provide purpose and direction for reversing the enormous tide of immorality continuing to be released throughout the United States of America, and on all continents of the world. This unified voice will culminate annually on the Ten Commandments Day and provide for a united, global, spiritual platform based on the Ten Commandments. This platform will respond to the call echoed throughout creation for a true expression love, harmony and reconciliation among all nations, ethnic diversities and genders through education and rededication to the moral standard as given by our Loving Creator.
Therefore, we are calling on all community and spiritual leaders; churches, synagogues, fellowships, ministries, organizations and all who care about moral values, to celebrate the annual Ten Commandments Day by hosting local events in support of the Ten Commandments and what they represent.
Finally, we proclaim the need to heal the wounds of history through strategic and practical objectives, proactive love and obedience to the commands of God.
By signing this document, I hereby give my commitment of support to the ideals brought forth by the Ten Commandments Commission in the establishment of the annual Ten Commandments Day, and to the moral standard we acknowledge and seek to uphold by the grace of Almighty God.
Sabbath through the Centuries: