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
(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.
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. 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.
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)
 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)
 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)
 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.Jeremiah 27:5 (ESV)
 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)
 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) 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.
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:
“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.
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).
“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
Calvary Apostolic Church of Denver thrives on fellowship. Bring a friend and join us this Saturday, October 15, at 11:00 AM for an opportunity to connect with the most amazing people on the planet! (The weather forecast is gorgeous: 78 and sunny!) CAC Men’s Group will enjoy elk burgers (meat provided by pastor’s latest hunting harvest) and sports at Bible Park, Monaco and Yale Ave. The Ladies’ Group is headed to “retail therapy” and lunch at the Castle Rock outlets. Ladies, you’re encouraged to wear pink to promote Breast Cancer awareness. Together, we can all light up our world for Jesus!
My prayer this morning.
Lord, please keep me safe from the seduction of placing too much emphasis on what was last over what is next. By the same token, please help me keep in mind that I could also overcompensate by placing too much emphasis on what is next over what was last.
Lord, as I am given pause in the middle of a very active and blessed summer, I recognize the need for Lordship Revival. This Revival springs forth as I demand to submit to you as the Lord over both what was Last and what is Next. I can see that when I de-throne you from either, I begin to play God in my own life. When you are removed from being the Lord of the Last, I take upon myself the accusation for failures or the credit for victories. When every effort is made, through total surrender, to relinquish lordship, one of the most tasty fruits is the promise of your guidance in my human oblivion. When I cannot see and I cannot know the path that I am taking, I must simply trust that you know far better what is best for me. As I do so, there will constantly be things that try and influence me both to feel the confidence of the champion or the depression of the loser. In either circumstance, I crown you as Lord! I pledge to maintain my loyalty and humility to the Lord of the Last! Thank you for allowing me and inviting me to do so. This keeps me conscious of the privilege of learning that I will never be able to rewind my yesterday’s, no matter how nostalgic I may feel. There are no “undos” or “deletes” in my history besides covering them in your precious blood. Thankfully, they are left there with no memory by you! When I experience the euphoria of your blessing and the victories that you give, remind me that those are also under your Lordship of Last. Can I re-live the first Day of Pentecost outpouring of the first century AD? No, not that exact occurrence, no matter how badly I wish I had been there! Can I re-experience the sacking of Jerusalem by the wicked emperor during the first century A.D.? No. It is buried in the past.
But here is what I can do, by your grace and mercy: I can learn–as your Spirit teaches me–what precipitates every spiritual victory and every defeat in order to intentionally prepare for what is Next and let your perfect will be done. (John 14:26). Does this mean I am no longer responsible for my actions? Does this mean that I can simply sit back and blame God for my mistakes? By no means! Neither does it mean that I can pat myself on the back and congratulate myself when I am a winner! In reality, I have no way of knowing whether they are truly defeats or victories in the light of eternity. This is why it is crucial that I maintain a Lordship Revival over what was Last. This is exactly what Joseph of the Old Testament was referring to when he declared the revelation that the perpetrators of evil meant harm, but God had orchestrated the scenario for what was good and vital for the welfare of his select people.
Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer! Thank you for setting me free from the bondage of the past. I submit to your Lordship over the Last. History tends to repeat itself. As the Lord of the Last, I can rejoice that you will not allow anything in my history to bring about my defeat! If indeed history is destined to repeat itself, let it be so for the majesty of the glory of your matchless Name!
Next and Now.
Lord, you see the mad rush and ceaseless hurry of the world that churns around us every day. Is it necessary that we join the rat race? It seems that our world has crowned Next at the expense of what’s Now. This is precisely why I celebrate your Lordship over what is Next.
Here is my commitment to you, Almighty God: I will faithfully prepare my heart, my soul, and my mind in the Now giving you full access to each of these as you mold me and shape me for Next. I will continue to actively heed your Word in order to make application in the present as well as in every eventuality. I will not lose my focus on what is Next at the expense of what is Now. (Matthew 6:34).
Jesus, be the Lord of Now. I’m not asking for you to order next week or next year; simply order my next step, and the step after that, and the step after that!
Am I excited about what is Next? Absolutely! I know that if you are the Lord of Last and Now, you will also be the Lord of Next.
Perhaps in this prayer you are guiding my mind to recapture the meaning of your words to your children in the wilderness of the Old Testament: “As thy days so shall thy strength be” (Deut 33:25). The strength you promise is a strength that is coinciding to my days. Your strength is promised to go along with my days; to be in keeping with the days of life that you give, though they be so short and numbered. When I insist on living in the Next, I abandon you and your power because tomorrow is not my day, yet! Let this be something that sinks in deeply as I begin Today. When I bemoan the past, I am in danger of taking you off the throne of the past. When I try to live in the future, I dethrone you there and and I’m left to my own ingenuity and my own pitiful devices! Do I want to live without you? Not in a million godless years!
So, Jesus, please take my hand and let’s walk together in the Now. I’m thankful for the crowning achievement of each moment that is lived under your Lordship. Jesus be the Lord of all!
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
CAC Denver Family,
For the first seven days of July, we are focusing on the Mile High Conference Revival 2016. Let’s break our prayer focus down into the following seven vital features that accompany this amazing Revival every year:
1) The Sunday prior (7/24) we have guest Ministry of Rev. Timothy Spell, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For the mighty hand of God to unite our hearts and minds at this weekend of spiritual pacesetting.
2) Tuesday, (7/26), we will enjoy preconference Banquet at The Brittany Hill in Thorton. We will have the extraordinary entertainment of Evangelist Jeremy Joyce as well as multifaceted musical talent and door prizes. Please be sure to sign up for this event ASAP. Contact Jen McHugh for details.
4) Souls. Together we are binding and blending our prayers before the Lord in sincere petition and entreaty for the salvation of those who have not yet experienced the indwelling power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. By God’s grace, we will see souls transformed into what God created them to be as they are called out of darkness. In Jesus’ Name, this will be the central and core focus of our Revival.
5) Children. Simultaneous to each of the revival services, we will be hosting a Kid’s Crusade under the anointed ministry of Rev. Jeremy Joyce. We pray that God will ignite a fire in the souls of children and fill many with the gift of the Holy Ghost!
6) Worship Experience. Both Rev. Timothy Spell & Mark Yandris will be joining our local worship teams to bring fresh and stirring inspiration to our conference revival worship and music. It’s going to be powerful and life-impacting!
7) Us. We’re God’s people who are ever-so dependent upon the mercy and grace of our Great God. We pray earnestly for an outpouring in unprecedented proportions. Heaven come down! Make us more like You! Lord, please allow our MHCR efforts to bring You great glory and pleasure. As we seek to please you, please hear our prayers for souls added daily, “such as should be saved!” (Acts 2:47).