Pastor offers thanks, prayers for all

Published 11:50 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

By Staff
Rev. Michael Cosey
Recently, in the month of September, I became pastor at Beulah Holiness Church. First I would like to thank the congregation of Beulah Holiness for allowing us to come out and worship with them for two months.
My family and I feel we made big strides quickly. Our first Sunday there we had nine in attendance. Our numbers have been around 15 to 20 and two services we had 30. We were blessed to have 42 in attendance at our Harvest Fest in October.
I also pastored the Church of God in the Foshee community from June 2006 to December 2006. I was led of the Lord to resign in December. This is not anything against anyone involved with that church now.
Somehow, since I’ve left the Church of God someone, I don’t know who, but I assure you whoever is doing it God knows, is spreading lies on my family throughout the Foshee community. I won’t go into all that’s being said. But, I will go far enough to say even though you are spreading the lies, we forgive you. Proverbs 6:17-19 simply reads, a proud look, a lying tongue and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Whoever you are, stop sowing discord. Even years back, people persecuted Jesus.
Matthew 5:9-10 says, blessed are the peacemakers for they shall see God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
An old and wise pastor of 40 years, who is 81 years old, recently said in a service I attended in Cantonment, Fla., “if we pull our own little wagon, we will have our hands full.”
I’ve lived in this community for 31 years and have worked in this community for 10 years. I know who I am in God. I also feel each time the Cosey name is slandered it is a dishonor to my dad and my late grandfather whom I’m honored to carry on the Cosey name.
I will leave you with this: your lives have cost us an opportunity to pastor, but let me assure you, you can talk about me as much as you please, but I’ll talk about you down on my knees.
God bless you anyway. Praise God anyway.
Rev. Michael Cosey

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