Maximize Your Mile Highs

Getting the most from the CAC-hosted Mile High Conference Revival 2010
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In an effort to help, I’d like to present some basic and hopefully memorable tips to help you get the most out of this most special of all CAC annual events. You’ll be glad you carefully and prayerfully read this short article because it is chock full of common sense that might get overlooked due to the haste and busyness of summertime. To enjoy the highest “highs” and squeeze every drop of Holy Ghost nectar out of this precious, fleeting opportunity, we all must:

Prioritize
The MHCR is the leading calendar event of the CAC Master Calendar. It basically propels and defines the rest of the year of spirituality for CAC. As such, it deserves the highest rank on everyone’s personal calendar. Setting this week aside as the most important church week of the year, taking necessary time off work, deferring every possible distraction and hindrance will pay larger dividends than any other possible pursuit.

Visualize
Picture a better, more heavenly-minded YOU afterward. The gap between the Christian you NOW ARE and you WANT TO BE will be sharply narrowed because of MHCR 2010. Without a vision the people perish. Picture the rapture-ready, repented, forgiving, forgiven, peaceful, loving YOU of your grandest visions! What a way to throttle forward with great gusto! Makes us alarmed to miss even ONE service, doesn’t it?! Can you see those new souls arising from the waters of baptism with glory on their faces?! New families! New children! New youth! In Jesus’ Name!

Strategize
Plan ahead how you can soak in the Word of God as it’s sung, preached, and ministered. I suggest a notebook already prepared with pages marked with names of the speakers of the day so you can quickly write in titles and scripture references without unnecessary distraction or delay. Also, in advance, be very aware of your ministry placement, schedule, and responsibilities during the MHCR. Don’t leave anything to chance or fate. Communicate clearly with ministry directors and other leaders so you know exactly the what, when, where, and how of every expectation in your position(s) of service.

Harmonize
Play YOUR part. This is where unity reigns supreme! How good and how pleasant it is! No clashing discord here. No loose lips or sinking battle ships. At CAC, we’re all in this together! Prayerfully and lovingly respond to every resistance and opposition. (They’re always present!) Keep your emotional baggage truck bed raised so that every offense slides right off into the landfill (the dump) where it belongs. Remember, the Bible says “No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.” (1 Peter 3.9, MSG) Alone and on our own, let’s get in tune with the Holy Ghost and, suddenly, we’re all a heavenly choir singing in angelic harmony!

Capitalize
The dictionary says this means “to take the chance to gain advantage from.” When some other legitimate conflict gets in the way of attending or benefitting from the MHCR, remember this: It’s only once-a-year, and, in many respects, once-in-a-lifetime! Our guest speakers have heard from God and will be delivering messages that will only be heard before a live audience in their present form only once. This is our very best opportunity to invite guests, regardless of how many times we’ve already done so, or how unlikely their acceptance may be. Take advantage of MHCR 2010!

It’s decision time. Right now, let us all choose to get the maximum benefit from this divinely orchestrated, heaven-sent Revival/Campmeeting/Conference.

The highest highs await those who choose to maximize!

Doctor Amazed by Miracle!

We anointed her with oil and prayed fervently for her last night in church and Sister Holly Cuellar had an ultrasound of her neck done this morning. The doctor came in the room after and said, the lump in your neck that we observed last week is GONE. He acknowledged that he came prepared for and expecting the worst, but the spot must have been a knotted muscle which has cleared itself up! What? WE PRAYING SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH GOD KNOW WHAT HAPPENED! We prayed and the Lord once again worked a physical miracle. Spread the word. God is alive and working through the prayers and faith of His people at CAC!! Thank you Jesus!

CAC Friday Communique for July 9, 2010 – Saved Again!

Saved Again!

The Lord has once again gracefully spared one of His own! This news account is followed by an email from Sis. Karen Brownmiller:

One dies in ACI Services fuel-tank explosion – By The Denver Post

A welder died Thursday night at Swedish Medical Center, hours after he was critically injured when vapors inside a fuel tank exploded in Englewood. Family members identified the man as 33-year-old Erik Donaldson of Arvada.
View Full Story at http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_15471874?source=email

Pastor Haymon:

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the news from all the networks about the accident that happened today around 4:30 at ACI, Todd’s company. There was an explosion with a tank that they were “de-fuming.” These tanks are pretty big and hold all the water/gas/oil that Todd and his coworkers are collecting from the tank pulls. Apparently, their coworker, Eric, in his 30s, was welding on the second one and it sparked the fumes and exploded, sending him flying. He was burned pretty badly and, of course, badly broken and battered. They did CPR and got him to the hospital. However, he did not survive.

Keith Allis, the company owner, and the rest of the men are extremely shaken. They are a tight knit group because there are only around 10 employees. Please pray for God’s peace to surround Eric’s family and for the whole ACI company. Eric leaves a wife and a 6 year old son. The future of ACI is uncertain due to its size.

I know this sounds selfish…. but I thank God that Todd and my brother, Steve were not at the yard at that time. (Todd had decided not to return to the office and came home with a dump truck and Steve was busy at his other office.)

Pray for peace and comfort for Todd and Steve. This has been very physically and emotionally hard for them.

Thanks so much!
Sis. Karen

My reply:

I had NOT yet heard about this accident! What a tragedy. Very, very sad. Lord, keep us reminded how precious and fragile and uncertain life is!! You are not selfish at all. This is another testimony to the care the Lord takes of His saints. Just like the strikes on 9/11/2001, every Apostolic Holy Ghost-filled individual I know of was miraculously delivered. Thank the Lord, the brothers were elsewhere.

Who knows? This may be your family’s golden opportunity to pray for and reach out to those impacted. Be alert for such circumstances. We can be 100% sure that the Lord, who spared Bro. Todd from this, will also watch over and orchestrate the job situation as well, in your best interest!

Thank you for the news and the prayer request. We are praying immediately and continually for these precarious times!

Love in the Lord,

Pastor DEH2

CAC Family,

Isn’t the Lord so Good?!

Not only this, but we await a powerful and moving testimony from one of our recently baptized saints! What a weekend this promises to be. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Pastor DEH2

P.S. Thanks, in advance to all who plan to be involved in tomorrow’s workday at the Parsonage in Happy Canyon!

DENVER CITY PARK FREEDOM CELEBRATION THIS SUNDAY!!

Dear CAC Saints,

THIS IS A PRAYER REQUEST: PLEASE HELP US ASK THE LORD FOR A POWERFUL OUTPOURING OF HIS PRESENCE AND BLESSING AT CITY PARK THIS SUNDAY!!

We are excited to make the following update announcements:

James 4:15 (KJV)
“For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.”

· Along with our own, we’ll feature singers, the Choir, and Musicians from Zion Tabernacle, our friends, a local Pentecostal assembly!
· One Jesus’ Name baptism is already spoken for to take place at the Park!
· We’ll host a booth to personalize postcards to send to our troops!
· Police Division Chief of Patrol’s office and the Lieutenant of the local District have been contacted and are aware of the event, for added security. (A quick safety briefing, thanks to former US Marshall Tina Rowe: “Remind CAC to be very careful on or even near the roadways…especially with kids who are playing around and people who are walking from one area to another. Vehicles cause more injuries in the park than anything else.”)

Here’s the plan for preparation:

Tomorrow Saturday, July 3rd:

· Outreach Teams head to City Park from CAC at 9:30 AM. Van ride available. (Come one, come all! 1,000 flyers MUST GO!!)

· CAC Sanctuary: Praise and Worship Team and Musicians practice from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

· 1 hour for lunch 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

· CAC Choir Musicians and Choir singers begin practice from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

· CAC Orchestra Practice from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM – (Note this is the last practice before Mile High Revival; Sister Vonelle wishes to practice for July 4th and for Mile High as well in this 1.5 hour span.)

· 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at CAC: Truck loading of the Public Amplification System and all instrumentation associated with the park service.

SUNDAY, JULY 4TH:

SERVICE WILL BE HELD JUST WEST OF THE WATER FEATURE (FOUNTAINS FOR KIDS TO PLAY IN!) IN THE MEADOW DIRECTLY WEST OF THE MUSEUM. MUSEUM PARKING IS A SHORT WALK FROM THE AREA.

Stage, canopy, and sign setup at 10:30 AM at City Park. Bring a mallet if you have one. All willing hands are invited to help.

The service will run from about noon to 3:00 PM with Choirs, Orchestra, Praise & Worship, Testimonies, and Preaching in intervals throughout. Tithe and offering contribution opportunities will be provided, as well. Bring lawn chairs, personal umbrellas & ice chests, as desired.

DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LET OUR LIGHT SHINE TO DENVER, LIKE NEVER BEFORE!!

SEE WHAT A PRESSING PRAYER NEED THIS IS? Between now and Sunday, please spend every praying moment, asking the Lord to help us and to make the difference between performance and Apostolic Power. In Jesus’ Name!

Yours for His Kingdom,

Pastor Haymon

Flocking Together Makes Birds of A Feather

Flocking Together MAKES Birds of A Feather


“The holiness message hath no greater enemy than those who once embraced its tenets; for having forsaken righteousness they cannot bear to forsake alone, but are not and will not rest content until they bring others to their estate. For as long as there is one left standing they stand condemned…” John Wesley

You know what I say? “Go ahead and let them ALONE stand condemned!”

Ephesians 5:11 (KJV)
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

2 John 10–11 (KJV)
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11 for he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

1 Corinthians 5:11–13 (KJV)
11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. (See “Socialize Responsibly” at http://wp.me/pTIqJ-S)

RATHER, FOLKS,

1 John 1:7 (AMP)
7 But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].

Choose your Feather, THEN your Flock. Choose your destiny, THEN choose your discipleship. Choose your destination, THEN choose your vehicle.

I’ll go with the Flock of God, the discipleship of the Word, and the destination of the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

The Year 2010 In Review for CAC

Why review the year now, you may ask? Because we are halfway through. Enough of 2010 is left to carry out those hopes and prayers you had on New Year’s Day. Today, Friday, June 25, is the last Friday of the first half of the year. Let’s do a quick year-in-review: (We’ve packed a lot into 6 months! We’re fired up and excited about the 7 souls who’ve been baptized!)

In the month of January, we began enjoying the outstanding ministry of our very own Rev. Ben Petrella. His pulpit ministry has turned Sunday evenings into soul-searching and evangelistic crusades! We love the Petrellas and congratulate them on their move to Castle Rock in the next few weeks!

In February, we had Galen Walters (Houston, TX, www.goawayandthink.com) engage us in the the spiritual aspects of leadership. He also challenged our Ministry Directors to improve their productivity through a better understanding of their leadership styles (DiSC Assessment). Toward the end of February, the Vertical Fellowship of CAC were jolted with a power-packed Youth Revival led by Evangelist Ryan French (Raleigh, NC).

In March, Chairman of the Alaska State Licensing Board of Psychologists, Dr. Lorin Bradbury so capably graced our pulpit and taught Biblical principles of Godly homes and marriages. March quickly slipped by, but not without an empowering Sunday School staff seminar led by Terry Vik (Des Moines, IA). Bro. Vik also moved us and blessed our regular services with his Drama Ministry (http://www.christiandramaresources.com).

April blew in with the mighty rushing wind of Nate Lawrence’s (Lufkin, TX) saxophone! His music composition and performing talents gave the CAC Orchestra a fresh boost with special workshops. The visit culminated in a very special Easter Sunday, with services we’ll long remember. Also in April, we were blessed for a weekend with the dynamic ministry of Evangelist Kelly Ventura (Visalia, CA). Near the end of April, the Lord allowed our paths to merge with a great Ethiopian missionary, Elder Solomon Lodamo and his wife. As usual, you CAC, stepped up to the plate and gave a very generous offering for foreign missions. May God richly reward!

Now, who can forget the outstanding preaching ministry of Timothy Spell at the beginning of May, 2010? That, compounded with his CAC Choir workshops, new choir songs, and vocal talents, left us so very refreshed and renewed in our focus on the Mile High Conference 2010 praise and worship. (“This Is Your Lucky Day” was an awesome message you can continually enjoy on www.cacdenver.org sermon archives.)

At the beginning of this month of June 2010, we had the privilege of receiving a challenging Tuesday evening sermon by Evangelist Craig Ashcraft (Bay City, TX). Remember the title? “Sometimes I Just Can’t Be Nice.” Two weeks ago, Pastor Terry Black (Memphis, TN) preached a weekend and a Tuesday evening. We will forever be grateful for a contemporary viewpoint on the current climate of modern Christendom. I believe we were well-admonished to preserve Bible principles while forging a future of revival and evangelism.

Finally, as of last Tuesday night, we’ve concluded the Pentecostal-Apostolic classic series, “Seven Men and Two Natures.” I pray that CAC is rooted strongly, with stakes driven deeply, as we prepare for the enlargement of our “tent”!

Isaiah 54:2–3 (KJV) “Enlarge the place of thy tent, And let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: Spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; 3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left…”

Saints of CAC, we are now positioned in such a way as to impact our community and our city LIKE NEVER BEFORE!! What a foundation the first six months have given us to launch out and see Holy Ghost outpouring throughout the rest of 2010! IT’S TIME TO PRAY, FAST, REACH, TEACH, AND PREACH! Please make the July 4th “Freedom Celebration” at City Park and the Mile High Conference your prayer priorities. Constantly invite all your friends and family to come meet Jesus! The Best is Yet To Come.

God bless you,

Pastor DEH2
http://www.cacdenver.org

P.S. We’ll ALL be in prayer for a wonderful heavenly rain in the “Women of War” prayer meeting tonight, 7:30 PM to 7:30 AM.

P.P.S. See you Sunday morning, early for sanctuary prayer!

Father’s Day 2010: Foundations, Fishing, and Fatherhood

Today across America, we are honoring our Fathers.  Since 1922, the third Sunday in June has been set aside to pay such tribute.

God commands us in Exodus 20.12 to “honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”

I can still picture, ever so clearly through my eyes as a child, my own father, Bishop Haymon, standing mid-mountain-stream in hip waders.  He’s casting and reeling, searching out underwater dens for the unsuspecting lunker of a Rainbow trout.  Secretly envious of his ability to fill his stringer with his many catches, I just couldn’t (still can’t!) understand his “luck!” 

From the bank of the icy, swift, deep and mysterious waters of such a river, I can see him working his way back to me, my hands tightly gripping a child’s-version Zebco rod and reel.  He asks, “Ready to go across?”  Quickened pulse, not a bit afraid, I readily agree, and climb aboard his strong, Daddy shoulders.  Ever so carefully, he carries me out into the rushing, perilous water.  One thing stands out in my memory: NO HURRY.  Although an unexpected current presses against Dad’s legs, or a river rock wobbles under his feet, causing a pause or a slight shift, I know I’m safe!  Tedious, careful, deliberate steps carry me, high and dry, through the river’s middle, right on to the other side.  Settling me on the opposite bank, it’s only natural to look back and see where we’ve come from. Wow!  What a Dad!  Thank you for the ride! 

Today, as a father of three growing children, I am blessed to say again, Wow!  What a father the Lord gave me!  Any successes I may enjoy as a father, I owe to His strong shoulders.  Thankfully, his shoulders didn’t only carry his young son, but also the burden of a secure future for his family and the church of his founding.  We’re blessed to be “high and dry,” aren’t we?!  He truly has taught me how keep my “legs” under me as his successor.

Do you know why God commands us to honor our fathers?  One significant reason is found in the meaning of the word “father.”  In the verb form, “father” means “the founder, to be the foundation.”

You fathers are the founders, the shoulders of your home!  God wants you to carry a God-loving, God-fearing, God-honoring home, confidently through the murky, deadly waters of the world.

Men, get the instructions that God has given us in Psalm 78.5-7,

“For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; that the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may raise and declare them to their children, that they may set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.”

Fathers, we are commanded to teach and to point our children to God.  Here’s why: So that they may have confidence in God and keep His commandments.  Your shoulders are your family’s ultimate representation of God’s capability to carry them and their convictions safely from one trial, one heartache, one generation to the next.  The closing of the “generation gap,” it turns out, is the responsibility of every father.

The New Testament tells us something similar in Ephesians 6.4,

“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”

And the word translated “admonition” means to put something into the mind.  Fathers, you are to be putting something into the minds of your children, namely, the Word of God!

Dads, let’s keep those shoulders strong and those feet secure.  Unexpected pressures and unforeseeable terrain under the surface may keep us praying, but commit today to building quality time into your transferences of discipline, wisdom, and God’s Word.  Don’t lose heart!  We’re closer to the other side than ever.

God bless you and Happy Father’s Day!

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

I’ve got something to share with you that will bless you today. It’s an excerpt from our Academy High School Bible study curriculum:

“I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of His. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still.

“My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, worldly talking, cheap giving and dwarfed goals.

“I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, platitudes or popularity. I don’t have to be first, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, am lifted up by prayer and labor by power.

“My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my companions few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

“I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know and work till He stops me.

“And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me at all!”

WHAT AN ATTITUDE. Let it permeate our very soul and core at CAC.

——

Please pray for the Tim Lovato families this morning; Sis. Brenda’s father, Cecil, was rushed to the hospital a bit earlier, suffering severely, and, according to the doctors, with little hope of surviving the day. Many unsaved family members are impacted by this situation and the Lovatos need strength and wisdom from above.

Are you geared up for a weekend of personal revival? I trust that we’ve all been getting the word out about Bro. Terry Black’s (Memphis, TN) visit and powerful ministry Sunday in both services. Folks, I LOVE getting calls informing me that entire new families are planning to visit our services, because of YOUR witness and invitation. I received one just yesterday for this Sunday!

Thank you for your many prayers and inquiries about my wife and her parents. They made the road trip this week and are doing well in Mississippi. Thanks for keeping them in your prayers as well.

Lord bless your day, in a rich way!

See you Sunday for an HG Powered set of services.

Pastor D. E. Haymon II

P.S. Thank you, Sis. Jen Montieth, for the following graphic design!

Which Comes First? Faith or Wisdom

Faith comes before wisdom.

James 1:5–7 (KJV) If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

Sad to say, not everyone who is wise has faith, neither is it that everyone with faith is wise!

James 3:13–18 (KJV) Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

How essential it is that we ASK for wisdom, standing firmly on our foundation of faith.  Upon such a foundation, we can rely on God’s promise to give “wisdom that is from above.”  This wisdom is gained through disciplined hearing, obedience, and sheer trust in God.  Don’t ask God for wisdom then miss church!  Don’t ask God for wisdom then ignore His Word!  Don’t ask God for wisdom then “inform” spiritual counsel of your already laid plans!

Carry your burden, your failure, your upset to Jesus, “hat-in-hand,” and inquire after His wisdom.  He promises not to belittle you or slap you down.  (How cruel would it be for the omniscient God to say, “You idiot!  You should have known better!”  No, he will not chide nor ridicule (upbraid) our asking.  When you’ve made such a request, you will not be disappointed!

Thank you, CAC, for reading and receiving the challenge.  WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A BLESSED WEEKEND IN THE HOLY GHOST!

My, how nice it is to have most of you back from Memorial Day weekend vacations.

Please don’t forget the Faith-Wise Living Seminar tomorrow at 10:00 in morning, in the CAC Dining Room.  Steve Lloyd and guests will be presenting the VERY IMPORTANT facts and logistics of Long Term Care insurance and Reverse Mortgages.  Such a meeting will be someone’s answer from the Lord for wisdom.  You’ve been asking in faith, now the wisdom is waiting in this seminar!  (Don’t wait until it’s too late to receive instruction in such matters!  That can be classified as “foolishness!”)  :-))

Finally, pray for the wisdom of those going whitewater river rafting early tomorrow morning.  I hear the water is high and the waves are huge!  They say it’s the perfect time to raft in Colorado. 

God bless you all, is my sincere prayer.

Pastor D. E. Haymon II

Why We Teach Creation

Thanks to www.answersingenesis.org, here are actual snapshots of our concluding High School Bible Study class video from the 2009-2010 school year at Calvary Apostolic Academy.  Study them and enjoy.

Aren’t we thankful for Christian education?  This week marks the 3rd decade for our church school.  Thank God for 30 blessed years!!  Thank you, Dad (Bishop Haymon), for your vision in 1980.  How much more do we need Chrisian education today??

See you, CAC, at 8:00 tonight for Church-Wide Sanctuary Prayer Meeting.  CAC families leaving for Memorial Day getaways, God be with you.  We’ll miss you sorely this weekend!  Those of us in “staycation” mode: Don’t forget Friends and Family Day Sunday at 2:00.  IT’S REVIVAL TIME!!