Archive for Bro Trevor Emond

2MM Goes To Tucson

Bro Nathan and I recently returned from a preaching trip to Tucson. We preached a total of five services over an extended weekend and a Wednesday night.

We really had a blessed time, and while the devil sure seemed out to get us and the families, you just can’t stop what God has in store.

The services started off with Bro Nathan preaching a fiery sermon entitled “Order of Revival”. He followed it up with a prayer line. Many were blessed and hearts were stirred. It was nice to see that a few saints from other churches came out as well.

Saturday night I preached “Culture Degrades Truth”, followed by an altar call where many were blessed. There was a noticeable change on a few in particular after this.

Easter Sunday morning, Bro Nathan took the resurrection subject of “A get together before flight”
Easter Sunday evening, I preached a simple sermon on “Undeserved Love”.
The following Wednesday night, Bro Nathan preached “Looking through Spiritual Eyes”
(sorry, some how we don’t have any pictures of Bro Nathan preaching!!)

We were blessed to be able to bring our families out to the Tucson area to see the many places the prophet walked and spoke of. We had some fine services, and a nice little vacation. We’re looking forward to anything the Lord has in store for us in the future!

God Bless you all,

Bro Trevor

From the education just can’t fix some things department.

I read an article today about the recent Lacrosse player murdered in VA. Truly this is a sad thing. A couple paragraphs stood out to me, and I had to comment about them somewhere…so here I am!

First the link to the article: The Article

Now a clip:

“Drinking, debauchery and hateful language are not just lacrosse’s problem. Almost every sport on every college campus is dealing with these issues.

But lacrosse, with its heavy heart, can be the first to seriously try to clean up its act.

“People can’t close their eyes anymore,” Kaplan said. “They can’t pretend it’s not happening. I hope there will be more support on a state level and more specifically on each campus for mandatory, thorough education on gender-based violence.”

What can you say but wow. We want to fix this problem by thorough education on gender based violience?? How about we fix people’s hearts. Perhaps if they knew Christ and aspired unto a goal so much greater than drinking debauchery and hateful language, something greater than lacrosse, something greater than anything in the world; they wouldn’t come to such a horrid end.

This kind of thinking is everywhere. It is easier for man to reform through education or using the old adage of “just try harder”, than it is for him to admit he is so wrong and broken so that he might look for and receive something new, something that’s not them anymore.

We see this even in our churches today: men reforming, men trying harder, men “being good”. Salvation comes through grace by faith alone. There is no other way individuals, or colleges, can deal with the problems stemming from the fall of man and a sinful nature, than by placing them, guilty and lost, at cross of calvary. In the Church Age Book, Bro Branham tells us of how Comenius wrote long ago:

What can help? Only the one thing needful, return to Christ, looking to Christ as the only Leader, and walking in His footsteps, setting aside all other ways until we all reach the goal, and have come to the unity of the faith (Ephesians 4:13). As the heavenly Master built everything on the ground of the Scriptures so should we leave all particularities of our special confessions and be satisfied with the revealed Word of God which belongs to us all. With the Bible in our hand we should cry: I believe what God has revealed in this Book; I will obediently keep His commands; I hope for that which He has promised. Christians, give ear! There is only one life, but Death comes to us in a thousand forms. There is only one Christ, but a thousand Antichrists… So thou knowest, O Christendom, what is the one thing needful. Either thou turnest back to Christ or thou goest to destruction like the Antichrist. If thou art wise and wilt live, follow the Leader of Life.

If thou are wise and wilt live, follow the Leader of Life!

From Joshua to Judges

A few days ago, I finished up on the book of Joshua, and I began to read in Judges. I began to reflect back on what I had read. Can I summarize some key points for you?

The Children of Israel had a mighty deliverance after 430 years in Egypt. God showed the world His might and His power. Even those in the promise land knew of what happened, and 40 years after the Israelites left the Egypt, Rahab told the spies “all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you”.

Joshua is a tale of crossing the Jordan and conquering. Brave deeds, conquests, walls breaking down, the wicked slain, and the heavens being commanded by a man. What victory was shared in those glorious days! Only one quick reminder of what sin in the camp does and that was quickly dealt with.

Then Joshua and the men that follow him eventually die off. What happens next is a tragedy. The book of judges MUST be the saddest book of the Bible. People of the Most High God, becoming complacent, forgetting who it was that gave them the land they enjoyed. Then comes judgement, then deliverance, slipping back to sin, then judgement, then deliverance. The cycle continues time after time. The roller coaster of life. Sin, shame, crying out to God, and forgiveness.

To think: these people were in their land of promise!! Enjoying the blessings of God. They had crossed over. Many would say “they’ve arrived”. Yet, being possessors of the promise, they lived such lives as to anger their loving Provider.

Have you had a book of Joshua experience, and now living in the book of Judges? Does this roller coaster affect you as it did them? Day to day, year by year, are you finding yourself closer to God, or still on the same roller coaster track, up and down, round and round – doing good one week, can’t seem to shake the world the next.

Too often we accept this lifestyle in our Christian walk!

This lifestyle must NOT be allowed to continue. Do not stay in the car of the roller coaster. Stop the ride! Get off and onto solid ground again!

Read the last 3 chapters of Judges sometime. See for yourself what the end of such a lifestyle becomes! I warn you, the sin in those last 3 chapters is appalling. Appropriately it ends with the sad confession of the state of Israel – “every man did that which was right in his own eyes” Complete anarchy.

Please, take this as a warning, as a wake up call. Get out of the roller coaster. Fall so deep into Christ, that you don’t know which way to go to get out. Don’t live out your promise the way the Children of Israel lived out theirs.

“Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. ” – I Corinthians 10:11

Falling into His love and grace,

-Bro Trevor

What is the living God?

A good friend of mine read this quote to me yesterday.

We are made partakers of His holiness. We, in His image, we are living images of a living God. Then dead to self, raised with Him (Now, listen, listen to this.), His Word made flesh again in us. (O Brother Neville…) Look. What is it? Not the mythical, imaginary god setting out there, but the living God… What is the living God? The Word in you making Itself real. Whew. Glory to God. Oh, I know you think I’m a holy-roller. Maybe I am. But, oh, brother, do you see it? Triumph over every denomination, triumph over all paganism, a living God made manifest in a living temple. And the Word of God, which is God, is made flesh in you. Why? You’re seated in heavenly places, triumphed over all things in Christ Jesus. Amen. (William Branham, Christianity vs. Idolatry)

The Word in you making Itself real.

Are you a part of that?

Think about it:

  • Does the Word make itself real in you?
  • Does it produce more than your idea of correct doctrine?
  • Does it bring your body in subjection to the Word of God?
  • Does it produce the fruits and life of a Christian?
  • Does it bring you into Holiness, and away from the things of the world?

Are you growing in Holiness, Grace, Humility, and Power? Or do you sit starchly and smugly in the “knowledge” that you have correct doctrine and are therefore Bride?

Don’t get me wrong, I believe our correct doctrine helps us to “Triumph over every denomination, triumph over all paganism” but is that all it means for the Word to be made real?

Look a few sentences before that statement. “Then dead to self”. There it is! You need that too! Being dead to self brings you into holiness and purity. Being dead to self brings you into complete humility. It’s all about Him!!

Please consider this thought in your next prayer time.

God Bless,

Bro Trevor

But I want to be a blessing NOW!

Are you like me? Do you long to be a blessing so much you don’t know what to do with yourself?

Many times we get all enthused in our Christian walk. Ready for God to use us. Ready to DO something. We need to realize He has it under control. He will use us when it is HIS time.

Don’t really like that? I don’t. Because waiting for Him, means that, in yourself, you don’t really have what it takes like you may think you do. You can’t do it without Him. No matter your intentions, your desires, your motives, your skills, your “spiritual plateau”. YOU just can’t do it.

It’s pride.

We need to check that, not at the door, but at Jesus’ feet.

We heard this one at church a few weeks ago. It really struck me.

Now remember, as I said the other night, two of those messengers went down into Sodom, and they preached to those Sodomites; and they blinded them that night at the Word. But remember, there was One; they–they had their sign, a Stranger among them.Look at Lot. Lot setting in the gate, and said, “My lords.” And living in such a way. They said, “Come into my house.” He said, “We’ll sleep in the street.” What a home. But as soon as Abraham; they said, “This is the purpose we come for. We set down here by the side of you.”

That’s the way. Live so, that if God would want to use you, He knows right where to come get you. You’re in a position, living a life clean before God; your words are honest; your life is true. That’s the kind of a place that Angels come. Look at–at Elisabeth and Zachariahs (See?), an honest upright, walking in all the commandments of the Lord. That’s the way we want to live, so when God gets ready to use us, He say, “This is My people. I can do with this church what I want to. They believe Me. They stand on My Word.” See, that’s the way you want to do; live the life.

“When GOD gets ready to use us”

Not when we’re ready to use us. When HE is.

The important thing is for us to keep living a clean, welcoming life. So often we get tired of waiting…and so we slide. Our enthusiasm fades and our frustrations with waiting rises. We begin to make concessions to things that were held up more by our enthusiasm, than our revelation or desires. Perhaps this is God’s way of showing us we aren’t on the plateau we think we’re on.

I believe if we keep our lives clean and ready, God will use us soon. While we’re waiting, why don’t we look to our lives and see where we can clean things up even more? Can we be more honest? More true?

Work on what we can, while we can, and God will use us in HIS time.

– Bro Trevor

Job (The Biblical Man) – Who are you?

This is the beginning of a series of posts on a look at the life (and book) of Job, in the Bible. What began as a question on Facebook, turned into a full fledged research/discussion project. Please enjoy the recap I am doing here.

Who are you?

Well, what about it? WHO are you? How do you define your purpose, your being, your existence?

Some may say, “Well, I’m a carpenter, a father, and a good friend.” Others may say “I’m a mother of 4 children” Yet does this define WHO you are? Rather you are speaking of WHAT you are.

Strip away all the things from you. Take away your house, your kids, your occupation, and everything that you “do” and “are” from day to day. WHO are you now? Will your answer be “a penniless pauper”?

Are you someone? Do you have purpose and meaning in life without the “things” around you that sustain you and give you meaning?

Starting to sound like a familiar story? Yes, Job, from the Bible. A man with a houseful of children. Lands, animals, and wealth were his possessions. He walked into the city and was respected of all men. Then, things changed.

Twice God challenged the devil to observe Job’s life. Twice Satan said, “put forth thine hand” to take things, people, and even health from Job. All but his life was taken. Once a loving father. Now a man surrounded by many graves. Once one of the richest men on earth, now penniless. Once a highly respected man. Now horribly disfigured. Scary to behold. Scorned. Held in derision. Where people used to look at him and respect him, now they look and tremble at his sight. Feared because of his appearance.

Weakly he falls on an ash heap to morn and scrape his wounds. Was he now just a man sitting on the ash heap? Or was he more?

You see, without God, life has no meaning. A belief in evolution, that man was created randomly, STARTS the thinking that life is without meaning. What begins randomly, stays random, and ends random. If you believe you were created randomly, can you believe you have purpose? You would be just a random accident.

Because of this, many today without God lose all vision of purpose and meaning. They end up taking their life, or even the lives of others. They fail to see more around them than what they can see or touch. Take away everything they have falsely placed purpose in, and they have nothing left.

Now, Job was not entirely perfect. He went through quite a depression. He wished for the day he would die. He cursed the day he was born. He didn’t understand what he had done to cause this. Did he ever lose his purpose? No. He could have just killed himself. He didn’t.

Was Job more than a man on an ash heap wishing for death? YES!! This was GOD’S BEST sitting there. God knew the metal that was in Job. He was taunting His adversary with him. Job was fulfilling the ultimate purpose. Job was glorifying God. Through everything that happened, God received glory.

Behold purpose and meaning! Do you think it a small thing to glorify God with your life? Do you think He is not worthy of such glory? Do you think He is unfair to do such? If so, you have not yet seen Him. You have not considered His glory and majesty. He gives our every breath. We exist because of Him and for Him. There is no other purpose.

So, I ask again. Who are you?

Living Representative

Here’s some quotes I particularly enjoyed in the last few services we’ve had.

BEHOLD.A.GREATER.THAN.SOLOMON.IS.HERE_ COLUMBIA.SC TUESDAY_ 62-0612 E-68 Now, that’s contrary to God. See? God is not a idol; God is a Spirit, and we prostrate ourselves before that. And the Spirit don’t come into some idol, as some so-called Christians would have us to believe, but the Spirit comes into you. And you are God’s house, living…?… walking around, manifesting the living God. For God dwells not in temples made with hands, “but a body hast thou prepared Me.”You are God’s letter, a written epistle. God is in you, manifesting Himself through. If you could prostrate yourself before God, and say, “God, I’m a sinner. Come into me,” and then the Holy Spirit comes in, and then you’re a living idol of God, living representative of God, walking around with God speaking through your lips to others.

BE.NOT.AFRAID_ SOUTH.GATE.CA WEDNESDAY_ 62-0620 E-85 But this is my ministry that He give me a gift. And that gift is to shake the church to bring it to a recognition of the coming of Christ, the return of the Spirit of God in the church. It’s on you, the same Spirit. It might not be the same gift, but the same Spirit. There’s different manifestations, but the same Spirit all the time. The same Holy Ghost you got is the same Holy Ghost I got, the same Holy Ghost we all got. It’s all the children of God.

Off I go now. Manifesting Him. Walking around with Him speaking through MY lips to others.

God Bless,

Bro Trevor

Wow. Who would have thought?

A recent study found that sexual content on TV is directly linked to teen pregnancy. Really? Thank goodness for these studies. Now we can go about correcting the behavior of our children.

Or we could have listened to the prophet of God back in 1957 to figure that out.

E-28 Put television out way it is now, and uncensored programs of all this vulgarity and everything. Let a little boy go. The gate is the eye to the soul… The eye is the gate to the soul, rather. Let him go in and, let these little girls go into one of these movies, or something, or other and see one of these here women out of Hollywood with eight or ten husbands, making love to some man. That little girl will practice the–the same thing the next day. Let some fantastic, nonsense come out out there with some kind of a little old scandal looking skirts on or something or other like that, and watch the American women go to wearing the same thing. That’s right. See, you catch each other…

I also want to take this post to point out the myth that was around when I was a teenager. The girls seemed to think it was ok for them to watch love scenes but the guys couldn’t because of the difference in how guys and girls are made. I think this quote kind of trumps that logic.

The study also points out that “a little parental involvement can go a long way” with regards to controlling content on TV. While I of course agree, my definition of “a little parental involvement” involves the various ways of unhooking or destroying the thing entirely…I’m not sure that’s what they meant.

-Bro Trevor

Paris Reidhead

Many of us know the story of “Morse” (Paris) Reidhead. We recall Bro Branham telling us about how he tried to convert the Muslim boy, and how the Muslim called him on the Mark 16 issue.

The other day, I found online a sermon of Paris Reidhead speaking of that event himself. It’s really quite a good sermon, and I’d encourage anyone that is interested to listen. He tells of his unbelief in divine healing and the process the Lord brought him through. In doing so he does a nice dramatization of a lame boy during Passover night. While he doesn’t speak of his meeting with Bro Branham, He does bring us through some great scriptures for why divine healing is still for us, today.

He also tells the story Bro Branham tells about accepting a package full of snakes or not.

You can find the sermon “Redeemed from the curse of the law”, here. (55 min)


E-11 A good friend of mine some time ago, his name is Doctor Reedhead, Morse Reedhead; many of you know him. He’s the president of the great Sudan Missions, the greatest fundamental mission in the world. And a Mohammedan had been brought over to this country and educated, I believe it was for electronics. But on his road back, after his education in this great school, Doctor Reedhead said to him, “Son, when you go back to your homeland, why don’t you take with you the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrected Christ, and renounce that old dead prophet Mohammed that you serve?”
And the Mohammedan scooted his feet on the ground a few times and looked up to Mr. Reedhead, and he said, “Mr. Reedhead, kind sir, what could your Jesus do for me, any more than what my prophet can do?” Said, “They both wrote books, and they both promised life after death.” And said, “You believe your Book called the Bible; I believe my book called Koran.” He said, “Therefore, what could your Jesus do any more for me, what more could He do, rather, than what Mohammed could do?”

E-12 And Mr. Reedhead said, “Well, your Mohammed is dead and in the grave.” Perhaps many men here has been to it the same as I. They have a white horse saddled and at his grave. It’s been there, changing guards every few hours for the past two thousand years, expecting Mohammed to rise someday, jump on his horse, and ride, and conquer the world.
But said, “Mohammed is dead and in the grave, but Jesus has raised from the dead and He lives.”
And the Mohammedan said to Mr. Reedhead, he said, “Did He? I would like to see you prove it to me that He’s raised from the dead.”
“Well,” he said, “I know that He’s raised from the dead,” said, “because He’s in my heart right now. And I have joy and peace, and satisfaction. Therefore,” he said, “I know that He has raised from the dead.”
And the Mohammedan looked the Christian in the face, and said, “Now, just a moment, Mr. Reedhead, the Mohammedan religion can produce just as much psychology as Christianity can. We’re just as happy, can shout just as loud, and jump just as high, believing that Mohammed will come back and ride the world down and conquer the world, as you have believing Jesus will come back. So therefore, you cannot prove any more of your resurrection, than I can by my prophet.”

E-13 And he said, “Furthermore, Mr. Reedhead,” he said, “Your Jesus promised more than our Mohammed did. Your Jesus promised that the things that He did, you would do also. Our Mohammed only promised life after death.” Said, “We Mohammedans are waiting to see you Christians prove that, and then we’ll believe it.”
He said, “What do you mean by promising?”
Well, he said, “It was promised that you would heal the sick, and great signs and wonders would be done.” Said, “We are waiting to see that done. You’ve had two thousand years to prove that He raised from the dead, and only one third of the world ever heard of it.” Said, “We got twice as many in the Mohammedan religion as you have in Christianity, that’s Catholic and all, and we’re growing twice as fast.” That’s true; certainly is true. They’re up and at it, we set around like dumb driven cattle.

E-14 I like Longfellow, that great English poet, said, “Be not like dumb driven cattle, be a hero.” That’s right.
So he said, Mr. Reedhead said, “Perhaps, sir, you’re referring to Mark 16.” That was the Scripture I read this afternoon.
He said, “Yes, that’s one them, but not all of them, of the promises of–of your Jesus.”
He said, “I perceive that you have read the New Testament.”
He said, “I’ve read the whole Bible of yours through many times.”
He said, “But we under–you understand, sir, we better scholars have learned that Mark 16, from the 9th verse on, is not inspired writing, that promise there. That was put in there falsely.”
And the Mohammedan looked at the Christian, he said, “What kind of a Book are you reading?” Said, “All the Koran’s inspired. And if just part of your Book is inspired, and other parts are not inspired, how will you know which one is inspired?”

E-15 Mr. Reedhead said, “I knew right then, I had not come in contact with just an overnight boy. That man knew what he was talking about.” He said, “Brother Branham, I kicked my foot in the sand and changed the subject.” And he said, “I was called to preach the Gospel at seven years old.” And he said, “When I got my B.A.,” said, “I thought, surely I’d find Jesus right there; He wasn’t there.” He said, “When I got my D.D. I thought I would find Jesus there, but He wasn’t there.” And he said, “I perhaps, got enough degrees, honorary degrees, to plaster your wall, here.” He said, “But where is Christ in all of it?” He said, “Has the teachers been wrong?”
And I said, “Sir, I wouldn’t want to say the teachers was wrong, what they told you was all right, but there’s some more to it.”

E-16 He said, “Now, Brother Branham, I’ve been in the Pentecostal meetings,” and knowing that I was a Baptist, and he said, “I seen them kick over chairs and tear up the furniture. But I want to ask you something: Is there anything to that Holy Ghost that they talk about?”
I said, “Absolutely, it’s the truth.”
He said, “Then as a Baptist to a Baptist, I want to ask you: Abraham believed God and it was imputed unto him for righteousness.” Said, “What more could Abraham do but believe God?”
I said, “That’s true. But God give him circumcision as a witness and a confirmation He had received his faith. And no matter how much you profess faith, until God gives you the Holy Spirit, the confirmation, the Seal of God, He’s never recognized your faith yet. Ephesians 4:30 says, ‘Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you’re sealed until the day of your redemption.'”
He said, “Mr. Branham, I want the Holy Spirit now.”
And on the floor he fell, and broke the glass in the little coffee table as his hand went down there. And Morse Reedhead has received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and is preaching Divine healing in the nation tonight.

By a prophet

I read this one today, and I thought it was very fitting.

HOSEA 12:13
And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.

-Bro Trevor