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Seventh-day Adventists believe that the gift of prophecy is one of the signs of God’s last day remnant church. Rev. 12:17 identifies the testimony of Jesus as being an identifying mark, which is interpreted as the gift of prophecy in Rev. 19:10.
The gift of prophecy may be identified as an individual having the ability to speak on behalf of God. A prophet then is someone who shares with to the people of God, information God desires to communicate to His people, which includes warnings, words of comfort, instruction, and foretelling the future.
How God Speaks to the Sacred Writer God communicates to prophets via visions, dreams, personal experience and the testimony of others. The prophet/prophetess is inspired by God, but the words used are those of the individual, who uses the language, cultural expressions, and illustrations of the people to whom the message is being given. Therefore, when interpreting the inspired writer, we need to consider who are the original recipients of the message, the unique circumstances of time, place and events going on in the lives of the original recipients of the message to who it was addressed. After we have determined this, we are in a better position to make an application of the message today.
In the New Testament The new testament like the old testament has numerous examples of prophets who spoke on behalf of God, and we have the blessings of having some of their messages being written down and passed on to us today. Luke 7:24-28 identifies John the Baptist as being one of the greatest prophets ever. John the Baptist left no written record that we know of, and only made one prophecy (the advent of the Messiah). The majority of his ministry was focused on revival and preparing people for the coming of the Messiah. Acts 11:27-28 talks about a prophet named Agabus who prophesied of a famine that would come on the earth. These two passages are examples of prophets who ministered in a particular locale and for a specific time. This is highlighted especially in the case of Agabus.
The Gift Today Is the gift of prophecy relevant today? Ephesians 4:8-14 tells us that the gift of prophecy is one of the gifts that God gave to His church for its edification. The gifts were to continue until the church is united, mature and reached the measure of “the stature of Christ”. None of these conditions have been reached as yet, so it is safe to conclude that the gift of prophecy like the other gifts mentioned in the above passage is still relevant for today.
Adventist and the Gift of Prophecy Seventh-day Adventists believe that the gift of prophecy was manifested in the life and writings of Ellen White (1827-1915). Her work is not an addition to the scriptures nor are they to replace them. Her writings to the church include instruction on health, the scriptures, education, family life, church administration and many more. She has written over 100,000 pages of instruction and her work has been translated more times than any other American author.
To get acquainted with her work, begin with her book, Steps to Christ, Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, Christ Object Lessons or Desire of Ages. -Pastor Lynden Williams, Spirit of Prophecy Director
The church in Inagua will have its opening on Sunday, April 15, 2018. If you are interested in attending, contact Elder Winston Ash or Ms. Mary Knott at 341-4021. -Pastor Paul Scavella
The Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department has engaged in the project of collecting biographies of all members in the conference who have reached seventy years old and above and who have served the church for over ten years.
Should you fall in this category, kindly submit your name along with a one-page single spaced typewritten biography. This is if you have not been contacted by one of the designated persons in your church.
All biographies should be accompanied by a photograph. In the event you do not have a satisfactory photograph, we can take one for you.These biographies are due by April 7, 2018. Please deliver to your PARL director of your church or to Mrs. Mary Knott at the South Bahamas Conference office. -Paul A. Scavella, PARL Director
Quadrant 1 campaign with life coach and preaching evangelist, Paul Scavella and his team concluded the Path to Life Health Campaign held February 17 - March 18, 2018 with 91 persons committing themselves to a forever relationship with Christ. The campaign concluded with a grand concert and three additional persons responding to the invitation of a new life in Christ. Praise God for the unified spirit of the ministerial team, but most of all for the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit on the proclamation of the gospel. Profound gratitude goes to the many members and community friends who contributed in various ways to make the services a blessing. Quadrant 1 has more baptisms today. Pray for our new members who are added to the Church of the Living God! -Pastors Jamal Franklyn, Public Relations; and Terry Tanis, Campaign Coordinator
Churches in Quadrant 4 are asked to observe the following rally dates:
All interest coordinators and members of the quadrant are urged to support this grand final rally and dress rehearsal. -Dr. M. D. Toote, Quadrant 4 Coordinator
The Bible Conference sponsored by the Spirit of Prophecy Department of the South Bahamas Conference concludes today at the Breath of Life Seventh-day Adventist Church. The service begins at 11:00 a.m. The topic is The Relevance of Theory and Practice. Dr. Martin Hanna is the presenter. -Pastor Lynden Williams, Spirit of Prophecy Director
Take note of the quadrant that your church is in:
Public Campaign concluded on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
March 18 to April 14
at the Living Faith Seventh-day Adventist Churchon Old Trail Road
New Providence, Living Faith, Redemption, Maranatha, Philadelphia and Real Harvest (6)
Speaker: Pastor Carl Johnson
at the tent on Bailou Hill Road
Grant’s Town, Johnson Park, New Englerston, Francophone, and Gambier (5)
Speaker: Pastor Peter Joseph
at the tent on Gladstone Road
Hillview, Bethany, Adelaide, Berea, Bethel, Good News, and Breath of Life (7)
Speaker: Pastor Asha-Dane Duncan
Churches are urged to collect Sabbath School Supplies in the coming week. Kindly settle your account before collection. -Mrs. Cherry Blackmore, Manager
The first general meeting of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Retirees Association (SoBCRA) will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Conference Headquarters on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. All members of the church who are retired are invited to attend. -Mrs. Rowena Smith, President
All persons interested in travelling to Uchee Pines on March 25-29, 2018 to attend the Simple Remedies and Preventive Medicine seminar may contact Sis. Nathelyn LaCroix at 323-0610. -Sister Nathelyn LaCroix
Join us on the following date at 6:45 p.m. for health lectures at the former Bahamas Academy, Wulff Road.
March 26th Backyard Farming Dr. Patricia Johnson
-Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix
Join the team at Arawak Cay to Goodman’s Bay and back on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. Vegetarian breakfast will be on sale. Call 323 0610 for additional information. -Mrs. N. LaCroix
The Health Ministries Department of the Living Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church, is hosting a Blood Drive at the church grounds on April 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come out and give the gift of life through a blood donation.
All persons are asked to have a meal before donating and to bring a friend. There will be health screening done as well. -Ms. Cara Ghabrielle Dorsett, Health Ministries Department, Living Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church
The first South Bahamas Conference Prayer Ministries Quarterly All Night Prayer Meeting for 2018 will be held on March 31, 2018 beginning at 10:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church on 5th Terrace, Centreville. The meeting will be conducted by prayer ministries coordinator and team members from the local churches. Please plan to attend. Bring your testimonies, prayer requests and make plans to spend eight hours in the presence of the Lord. Breakfast will be served at 6:00 a.m. -Prayer Ministries Coordinator
First Quarter “WE” (Women Empowerment) – at a glance
At a recent Health Exposition conducted by the Health Professionals of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, it was discovered that a large percentage of our members revealed disconcerting readings in their health screening. We are appealing to our members to be vigilant with their health by getting regular check-ups and seeking advice from their doctors. God requires us to be good stewards, even of our health. -Evangelist and Life Coach, Pastor Paul Scavella
If you are interested in Prison Ministry, kindly submit your name, a photograph, driver’s license, national insurance card, and passport to the South Bahamas Conference no later than March 30, 2018. Ms. T’Nee Moss will make copies of your documents. -SBC Prison Ministry
All those who would like to travel to Cat Island for the Easter weekend, March 30 - April 2, 2018 with the Cat Island Seventh-day Adventist Advancement Society are asked to contact Elder Norman Seymour at 457-0067. -Elder Norman Seymour, Cat Island Advancement Society
All master guides, youth leaders, and parents are invited to the Adventist Youth Hour at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church on March 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Get exposed to interesting topics such as:
Ms. Cherrylee Pinder from the CP Training and Consultancy Services will be the guest speaker. -Mr. Patrick Wilson II, Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church
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