From Your Pastor’s Wife: My daily devotion this morning. Thanking God for all of you that speak positive into my life! I love you! It is well with my soul!!!!

April 14 Morning and Evening Devotion from C. H. Spurgeon (See below for CAC announcements and electronic invitations for your contacts!)

“Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him.”Isaiah 3:10

It is well with the righteous always. If it had said, “Say ye to the righteous, that it is well with him in his prosperity,” we must have been thankful for so great a boon, for prosperity is an hour of peril, and it is a gift from heaven to be secured from its snares: or if it had been written, “It is well with him when under persecution,” we must have been thankful for so sustaining an assurance, for persecution is hard to bear; but when no time is mentioned, all time is included. God’s “shalls” must be understood always in their largest sense. From the beginning of the year to the end of the year, from the first gathering of evening shadows until the day-star shines, in all conditions and under all circumstances, it shall be well with the righteous. It is so well with him that we could not imagine it to be better, for he is well fed, he feeds upon the flesh and blood of Jesus; he is well clothed, he wears the imputed righteousness of Christ; he is well housed, he dwells in God; he is well married, his soul is knit in bonds of marriage union to Christ; he is well provided for, for the Lord is his Shepherd; he is well endowed, for heaven is his inheritance. It is well with the righteous–well upon divine authority; the mouth of God speaks the comforting assurance. O beloved, if God declares that all is well, ten thousand devils may declare it to be ill, but we laugh them all to scorn. Blessed be God for a faith which enables us to believe God when the creatures contradict him. It is, says the Word, at all times well with thee, thou righteous one; then, beloved, if thou canst not see it, let God’s word stand thee in stead of sight; yea, believe it on divine authority more confidently than if thine eyes and thy feelings told it to thee. Whom God blesses is blest indeed, and what his lip declares is truth most sure and steadfast. Amen!

Reminders and announcements:

Today is Day 3 of CAC Fasting Series – “ME” – Eliminate negative, divisive, toxic speech, attitudes, etc.


EASTER AT CAC!


Easter Sunday is going to be awesome! 10:00 am service only. Tomorrow (Saturday, 4/15) is rehearsals and sound checks as follows: 3:00 pm Orchestra; 4:00 pm Musicians; 5:00 pm sound check for choir, ensemble, and kids.



PLEASE SHARE THESE IMAGES FAR AND WIDE. REVIVAL IS HAPPENING NOW AT CAC!


–Pastor Don Haymon

Great News for CAC Denver!

Grace, “charis” in Greek, is defined as “divine influence on the human heart reflected in the life.” God has been GRACEful to CAC Denver for over 60 years. This past week has been no exception!

As you may know, we have been praying for months now regarding the replacement of the boiler system for our auditorium and main facility. The Christmas Eve sewage backup caused by city maintenance jetting, has created quite the cascading effect of inconveniences and expenses. Looming on our horizon was the potential of having to pay for a large portion of a $250,000 new furnace and boiler system. This, including dismantling of walls and doorways to allow installation access into the building, is looking like it it may total nearly a half $1 million project!

Thank you for praying! Just this week at a high-level meeting called by our insurance company, including out-of-state engineers, contractors, and adjusters, we were given the news that we can expect this not to cost CAC a penny! Even the $1000 insurance deductible will be reimbursed! Our new insurance company seems to be much more accommodating. They will hire subrogation attorneys to deal with the matter as it relates to our city water district. Just wanting to give you a Praise Break on this beautiful Friday! Isn’t God good?

One more exciting testimony from Sis. Tracy Leach that I wanted to share, direct from a text message she sent yesterday:

Good afternoon, Pastor.

I know Gil will never say so I wanted to tell you. Today, the nurses, and both Chaplains at PSL told Gil that they have had excellent feedback on Chaplain Gil. In fact, several patients have requested Gil to visit them again. God is using him mightily, I believe. One patient even said he wants to go Gil’s church when he gets out of the Hospital. Gil gave him a church card so we hope he will indeed visit. Just thought I would let you know.

We Love you and Sis Haymon.

Tracy & Gil Leach

Quick reminder that there is a special youth conference at Pastor Skowron’s church in Johnstown starting this evening at 7:30 PM. Transportation is available for CAC Unbound Youth leaving the church at 6:00 PM.

Tomorrow, Saturday, starting at 9:00 AM is a very important Church-wide Spring Workday. It is urgent that everyone make every effort to be present so that this workday goes quickly and is accomplished efficiently.

Lastly, there’s an Upperclass (60+) fellowship event tomorrow, Denver Museum of Nature and Science IMAX. We’ll be viewing the 1:00 showing. Please contact Sis. Debbie McClimans to be sure you’re counted in. Her cell is (303) 887-0321.

Please stay tuned to our church website (www.cacdenver.org) and our regular church announcements so that you don’t miss a detail of the exciting things happening at CAC. God is on the move! We are so thankful for revival and all of the precious new souls among us.

Hebrews 13:16 (AMP)
Do not forget or neglect to do kindness and good, to be generous and distribute and contribute to the needy [of the church as embodiment and proof of fellowship], for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

CAC’s Sunday (3/5) Prayer Walk


This Sunday, March 5, at noon, the praying saints of CAC Denver will have a special Dream Big prayer meeting on some land for sale. Everyone is invited to step off the boundary and pray fervently to stay in step with God. We’re outgrowing our beautiful facility at Yale & I-25. God has ALWAYS provided, so let the adventure continue!

**Other important announcements (this Saturday, 3/4, is going to be an industrious day for Jesus!):**

•CAC Senior Ministry Monthly Planning at 1:00 PM. (Academy, Discipleship, Fellowship, Children’s, Stewardship, Worship, Unbound Youth)

•CAC Kids Ministry Puppet Practice is Saturday, 3/4 at 2:30 p.m. 

•CAC MUSIC MINISTRY: First of the month rehearsals:

  •  Orchestra at 3:30, 
  • Musicians at 4:30, 
  • Ensemble at 5:30, and 
  • Sanctuary Choir at 6:30. 

(These are the same times as usual). If you have any questions please direct them to Bro. Don Haymon III, dhaymon@berklee.edu

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Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)

[5] ¶ Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
[6] In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 

Sis. LaRonda Surgery Update

Greetings and gratitude are in order today for the most loving and caring congregation on the planet! You are literally the hands, eyes, voice, and feet of Jesus! If I were looking for a church that cares like Jesus, hands down, it would be Calvary Apostolic Church Denver! The outpouring of love, gifts, messages and calls has been extraordinarily comforting. Most importantly, your prayers are prevailing! My beautiful wife was favored by a successful surgery yesterday. We are so thankful. Recovery is underway and we continue to covet your prayers. God willing, one more visit by the doctor and we are homeward bound! Complete return to recovery is expected to take about six weeks. Again, thank you for your deep Christian (agape!) love and concern. -Pastor Haymon

UPCI Colorado Men’s Conference: Register Today!


A powerful and enriching event for apostolic men. Registration may be accomplished at the following link:

http://www.coloradodistrict.com/MensMinistry.aspx

(My sons and I are planning to stay in the Long’s Peak Lodge).

These conferences are consistently a blessing to the households of Holy Ghost filled men and their sons. The cost investment is insignificant compared to the long-term impact of God’s Word, anointed preaching, and fellowship of some of the greatest men on the planet! Hope all the men of CAC can make the trip. 

Pastor Haymon

The Refreshing Metaphor of Trump

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Isaiah 28:12 (KJV)
12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

Joshua 5:12 (KJV)

12 ¶ And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

“Drain the swamp.”

“Build the wall.”

“Eliminate radical Islam from the face of the planet.”

Whether you claim to have political aspirations or not, you cannot help but be aware that our new president is setting a whole new tone in our nation’s capital and far beyond.

A metaphor is defined as a symbolic representation. Those who have a problem with our new president are those who simply have a problem with what he symbolizes.

At the dawn of the first century, there had been no heavenly vision, no voice of God for 400 years. Scholars call it the “intertestamental years of silence.” God was creating a buffer, a boundary, to clearly bring about an eye-opening distinction between a world where He is active and a world without His voice. The Jewish nation Jesus Christ was born into had been scattered to the four winds. The remnant in Palestine were heavily oppressed by the Roman empire. The truth is, with no prophetic revelation, the people were on the verge of completely perishing (see Proverbs 29:18).

Fresh on the scene bursts a forerunner, a true prophet with a fresh revelation: John the Baptist with his familiar cry, “Prepare ye the way!”

Ironically, the general population, especially those responsible for the established religious status quo were very much in opposition. In fact, during the short lifetime and ministry of Jesus Christ, the majority of people He encountered were filled with animosity and rejection. Why do you think He died on the cross?

Jesus Christ was not subject to the whims of democratic elitism. Rather, He, the Lord of the universe, the Creator of all creation, the Almighty God, overruled the very essence of human limitation, death itself, and became victorious over the grave! Because of His resurrection, we have Pentecost! He came rushing into the house and the hearts of praying disciples and–even to this day–fills the hearts of all who are ready for real Refreshing!

The metaphor goes like this: There can be no true new without forcefully, intentionally, getting rid of the old. 

It must have been a rather difficult day for God’s people to have to break out their hoes and sickles to begin sowing and reaping in the Promised Land. The miraculous manna, provided without so much as lifting a finger, came to an end. They really were given no choice in the matter because, freedom from wilderness wondering is truly worth putting in a good days work.

The truth about accessing what is truly new, refreshing, exhilarating, and sustaining, is that it comes at a price. Human nature always tends to lean toward security and the path of least resistance. There was no future for Israel outside of the invasion of the New Testament. There was no future for Israel wandering in the wilderness eating mundane manna. Likewise, there’s no future for those who have grown accustomed to relying on the habits and routines of yesteryear without insisting on the true new!

What is draining the joy and peace out of your life today? Why would you continue to harbor the fugitive of futility when you can really bear fruit?

President Trump may be a metaphor. However, the symbolism of which I write is of an unspeakably higher and greater substance: the Holy Ghost. Humanity is always short-sighted and will falter and make mistakes. God sees all, knows all, and loves unconditionally. He never makes a mistake. He has promised to move into every heart that has repented and is baptized in His Name (see Acts 2:38).

Real repentance calls for “draining the swamp” of an old, established regime of fleshly stagnancy and death. Drug addiction, disobedience, and illicit lifestyles have no future. Worn out and self-gratifying worship has no future. Going through the motions, praying vainly repetitive prayers brings no lasting peace and sustainable joy. Keeping the life-changing gospel to yourself is a dead-end. What will become of the next generation if they see their parents living out a lifeless routine? The only answer is that we constantly insist on detachment from what’s dead to stay attached to what’s alive. Real water baptism brings the dawning of a new day, a new identity. Real salvation is new birth with Jesus Christ taking up residence in our innermost being. Eternal life is reserved for those who insist on daily spiritual refreshing!

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

The Holy Ghost is inspiring a new generation of believers who insist on “breaking up fallow ground.” I’m thankful for a new president who is setting the example of bravely examining that which is not productive and imposing new expectations. He may be hated for it, but he is not the first, and he will most likely not be the last.

My prayer is that those contemplating the state of affairs in Washington would even more carefully contemplate eternal life. There is no salvation outside of being born again (John 3). My challenge is that we insist on fruitfulness in God’s kingdom by clearing barren fields and planting new crops with the enduring and dependable seed of the Word of God!

Pastor Don Haymon II

Watchnight 2016

Watchnight. New Year’s Eve celebration at 9:00 PM. Public welcome! We will host open communion for whosoever will. Guest evangelist, Rev. Sammy Sherrill. Join us as we celebrate Christ inside, our only Hope!

(Unfortunately, due to the flood event last weekend, we are constrained to postpone Footwashing until February. Restoration continues, currently with no heat or electricity in the basement and the Youth Center. Thankfully, the main sanctuary is in excellent condition for services. The other necessary facilities, including nursery, are accessible, nice and warm. Stay tuned!)

Revival continues with Rev. Sherrill on Sunday with 2017 New Year’s Friends and Family service at 2:00 PM. 

2017 is going to be an exciting and blessed year of fresh heights and deeper depths in the Lord as we see the harvest of souls accelerate!

May the Lord bless, guide, and keep you according to the riches and grace He has promised.

Pastor

Election By God’s Design

Congratulations, President-elect Donald Trump.

Our country is about to experience presidential leadership of a whole new breed. Initial signs, promises, and pledges have been favorable when it comes to many issues that are held dear by Christian conservatives. You do not need my take on analysis or commentary. There are dozens of outlets from which you can derive such information. (If you would ever like a listing of my personally most trusted sources, please feel free to private message me).

Vastly more than getting into the news, the web, or the media, it’s time to get into God’s Word about the latest news. Why so, you may ask? Because, as our sole, enduring, and divine extraterrestrial communication from Heaven, Holy Scripture is non-partisan, without human bias, political special interest, and, most importantly, it is totally absolute in its authority.

Here are a few stand out passages about God’s election design:

Daniel 2:21 (KJV)

[21] And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

Daniel 4:17 (KJV)

[17] This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

Psalms 75:7 (KJV)

[7] But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

 Jeremiah 27:5 (ESV)

[5] It is I who by my great power and my outstretched arm have made the earth, with the men and animals that are on the earth, and I give it to whomever it seems right to me.

The beauty of all of the above is that the God who is in charge and who governs the affairs of men on the earth is responsive to the prayers and petitions of His creatures.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLTSE)

[14] Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

Indeed, including those of our own congregation, countless prayers for God’s intervention and perfect will have been prayed. I trust that you, dear reader, actively engaged in 2 Chronicles 7:14 prayer for the 2016 election. Do you believe in answered prayer? Then you can trust that God not only heard, but He is forgiving, healing, and restoring!

As positive as I am that God is in the election results, it is with equal trepidation and caution that I face the future as a servant of God’s people. Before the 2016 election was concluded, I determined in my heart that I would not let the outcome dictate the depth or direction of my convictions. I implore you to do the same. We cannot rest on our laurels. It is not a time to take a breather and a back seat simply by trusting that conservative values and leaders will provide what we need as a nation, a church, a family, or an individual.

Truly, our time has arrived to arise as a mighty force on this planet and take our place among those who speak boldly, “Thus saith the Word of the Lord!” Any and all we have the opportunity to influence for God’s kingdom MUST NOW KNOW OUR CONVICTIONS BY OUR UNASHAMED PROCLAMATION THAT JESUS IS LORD OF ALL! Best of all, He wants to be the Love and the Lord of every life, “whosoever will.”

1 Peter 3:15 (MSG)
Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.

In my adult lifetime, there has never been such an opportunity. Darkness is rampant. GOD’S light is irrepressible and inextinguishable. May the Lord help us to seize the day for His glory!

John 17:23 (KJV)
[23] I in them [the church], and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

U.S.A. Election. It’s Time To Pray (and Vote)

On NOVEMBER 1, 1800, John Adams became the first U.S. President to move into the White House. The following day he wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail, in which he composed a beautiful prayer. A portion of John Adams’ prayer was inscribed on the mantelpiece in the State Dining Room by President Franklin D. Roosevelt:

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“I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.”

The time has come, once again, for we Americans to exercise a powerful gifting of our republic: The gift to vote for governmental leadership over ourselves, the United States of America, the most blessed nation on earth.

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Borrowed from the Christian Law Association’s recent article, “A Plea for Prayer,” I share the following urgent plea with you:

A Plea for Prayer!

Believing that this is a critical time in the history of our nation, we are fervently asking that God’s people fast and pray for a minimum of one hour between now and the election on November 8.

The Bible clearly says that “…ye have not, because ye ask not” (James 4:2). With so many critical issues at stake in our nation, it would be spiritual negligence of the highest order for us not to pray.

I would suggest that these four items be specifically uplifted in prayer:

1. That candidates who want to uphold, and even expand, abortion in our land would be unsuccessful.

2. That candidates who stand for Biblical righteousness would specifically have God’s favor upon their elections.

3. That those candidates who would appoint and approve Justices to the Supreme Court and other courts whose rulings would be contrary to the Word of God would be unsuccessful.

(This election could frame the holdings of the Supreme Court for generations to come, based on who has the right to select and approve the Justices that sit on the court.)

4. That God would be merciful to our nation and give us, as Christians, candidates who would permit us to live in peace with all men. “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men” Romans 12:18.

Please vote! The vote of every Christian belongs to the Lord, and it is imperative that we not allow it to be made of no effect by either willfully or negligently not using it.

I believe that this is the most exciting hour for Christians in America since the very founding of our country. It is both a privilege and an honor to be able for God’s people to pray and see what God will do in the affairs of our nation.

Thank you for your effectual fervent prayers. Thank you for taking seriously this earnest appeal. As a congregation, CAC must stand united. I challenge you, pick your fasting and prayer time soon and before the votes begin to be counted on Tuesday, November 8. We know God has promised to hear, forgive, and heal our land as long as we, His people approach Him with humility, earnestly seeking His face, completely rejecting wickedness (2 Chr 7:14).

Proverbs 14:34
“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”

The future is bright as long as God’s people, the called out righteous church, maintains close, fervent, and active lines of communication with our Great Creator. Why? Because the “the government shall be upon His shoulder!”

-Pastor Don Haymon