We at Cherokee Bible Church believe God is still in the miracle working business. Here are just a few recent examples of what He is doing among us.
GOD IS MORE THAN ENOUGH
My niece had a bad broken leg.The doctor had put on a temporary cast because the swelling was so bad.She was supposed to come back and have a new cast put on in two weeks.Pastor Randy prayed at church for a quick recovery for her leg.She went back to the doctor in two weeks.It was a Wednesday, and we missed church because they kept taking more x-rays of her leg.Instead of the bad break, her leg was completely healed!
I first began attending CherokeeBibleChurch in 1997.I was in horrible debt!I was praying about my debt, the Lord spoke to me:"If you honor me with your tithe and trust and obey me in regard to your finances, I will pour out a blessing that you will not be able to contain it all"I stopped worrying about money!I trust God to not only provide, but bless me.I tithed and gave offerings when I thought there would not be enough money to cover a debt, but there always was.I determined in my heart I was going to tithe no matter what. I knew God would provide.
The miracles began small.Money would come from unexpected and unusual sources.Other provisions came in the same way.Then someone anonymously paid the mortgage off on my house! Then I inherited another home with no mortgage on it.My husband recently sold property, and paid off all my debt and purchased two brand new-paid cash for vehicles!I am paying cash for my daughter's college education!I know that sometimes people can get a little off track with offerings and "give just to get".That won't work.The Holy Ghost will lead us if God wants us to make some sacrificial offering, and we will never go wrong following God's leading in our lives, involving money or anything else He is leading us to do!God doesn't promise to make us millionaires, but He can, and I certainly can testify that He will bless us beyond our wildest dreams!
Comfort and Peace:
My youngest son died three years ago.I have lost a lot of family members due to death during this past three years, but I always feel the comfort and peace of God that passes understanding during these times. I was devastated when my son died.The presence of the Holy Ghost came on me immediately, and I felt supernaturally comforted by God for awhile after he died.I am not saying that I didn't grieve, I just felt God there with me and helping me like I have never felt before.I saw my son in a vision. I saw that he was in Heaven and happy.I miss my son and other family members that have gone on, but I know that they are in the presence of God and that one day, I will see them again.We will have problems in life, but if we let God help us, we will always be victorious in the end!
When I first began attending CherokeeBibleChurch, I was broke, my marriage was in trouble, my family life was just one big problem, and I was depressed!The worse thing was I felt abandoned by God.I never felt as if I measured up or was a good enough Christian.The anointed ministering and teaching I have received at CherokeeBibleChurch, has helped me believe God, get filled with the Holy Ghost, and turn my life around!I am still not the perfect Christian, but I know that God loves me anyway!He wants to bless me anyway, and He will complete the work that he has started in me!I have a good marriage, good family relationships, and I am rich by anyone's measure!I thank God every day that he led me to attend CherokeeBibleChurch!
God has worked so many good things in my life that I would have to write a novel in order to tell it all!Glory to God who is always more than enough!
Life Has Changed
My life has dramatically changed since I started attending Cherokee Bible Church. I have realized that God is so good and that He desires for me to experience life to the fullest, here on the earth. The teachings and ministries at CBC have helped me learn that God wants me to experience Heaven's best right here on the earth. God wants me to prosper and succeed in all things and to spread His love to others through my actions in everyday life. Pastor Randy, Janet, and their family have been such a blessing to me, I thank God for them everyday...I know He led me to CBC to do great things, things that I cannot imagine. God is great! If you are looking for direction in your life, I encourage you to come to Cherokee Bible Church. God is on the move and BIG things are happening through CBC. CL Cherokee NC
Approximately 3 years ago I began to have double vision and drooping eyelids. My opthalmologist referred me to a neurologist and I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, an autoimmune disease. I was placed on medication and had some improvement. Then, in the sping of 2006, I began to rapidly become worse. I could barely hold my eyes open and often had to hold my eyelids up with my fingers. Driving became dangerous and I had to park my motorcycle. The muscle weakness progressed to my lips and tongue and I could chew and swallow only with great difficulty. My speech became more and more slurred, to the point of sounding as though I had suffered a stroke. Many could not understand me. Several different treatments were tried but I continued to become worse, to the point that I could not eat solid food. I lived on milkshakes and lost about 30 pounds during the summer. Many were praying for my recovery and I continuously claimed my healing. Another treatment was tried at the end of July, which was to cause improvement withing 2-3 days, and would have to be repeated monthly. I got worse instead. By Sunday, August 6, 2006, I had reached the point of being too weak to do anything of a physical nature and spent most of the day in bed. But God had a different idea. On Monday morning, August 7, I got up completely healed. My eyelids were not drooping, my speech was not slurred and I was able to eat solid food. We celebrated with a big steak at Outback that weekend. I have had no further treatments and no more symptoms of Myasthenia. God is Good - All the Time!
God Is Good
Cherokee Bible Church (CBC) has "turned my mourning into dancing" (Ps. 30:11), since I began attending, approximately six years ago.I was wallowing in self-pity, depression and poverty mainly due to a lack of understanding the true meaning of God's Word.I truly believe that I would have grieved myself into an early grave if I hadn't found the CBC.Randy Miller (pastor) has taught us how to confess ourselves out of the messes we have made of our lives and how to stay out!
When I first started at CBC, I was working as an Embroidering Machine operator, barely making $10,000 a year.SwainCounty is one of the poorest counties in Western North Carolina and we are located right in the middle of it.You either work in a factory or do seasonal work in a motel, restaurant, etc.I knew as long as I worked under man's traditions there was no hope of ever having anything and worst of all not having anything for my children.I have always been a strong leader type person and have always had a desire to be self-employed, so I could have the freedom of setting my own hours, and pursuing the dreams that I have always wanted to do such as using the talents that God has so abundantly blessed me with!I haven't done all that I aspire to do, but I am well on my way and I can now see my dreams being fulfilled in the very near future!I am now self-employed (have been for 3 years) with an annual income ranging between $30,000-$40,000, quite an improvement since I began at CBC and proof that quoting scriptures daily, really does work!The best part is that I don't even have full-time work, Jan.-March, so I get a three month vacation to do other things.Such as writing poetry, (have had five published, even won $1,000 first prize for one) and hope to someday write and publish a book, among other things.God will make you the "head and not the tail", "above and not beneath".
Among my many other blessings, since going to CBC, God has blessed my children.When I was first attending CBC, my son was not going to church anywhere and he was also stuck in a factory working for $10 hr.He has since gotten married at CBC and is attending regularly.Him and his beautiful bride (my daughter-in-law) are being blessed everyday!He is doing electrical/plumbing work ($15-$30 hr.) and she has a wonderful job as a receptionist in a local real estate office.Isn't God good!Also, my daughter is preparing to go to college this fall and wants to be a doctor!Every time I would get discouraged about my children, I would remind God of his Word that if I raised my children in the way that they should go, they would not depart from it!In IS.55:11, it is promised to us that God's Word will not return unto him void.and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it".
In addition to the prosperity, blessings, love and healing, I have received by attending CBC the most valuable is the understanding of God's Word!Randy teaches in a way that even an elementary student can understand the scriptures.The Bible is a lot like a new car, if no one teaches you how to drive it, it will just set there, whether in your driveway or on your coffee table!"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding", Prov. .
We also have the best Praise & Worship at CBC, than anyone can find throughout WNC.It is modern contemporary Praise & Worship music with the words displayed for everyone to follow along.Many times I have had prayers answered through Praise & Worship and to me it is a very important part of any service.("God inhabit's the praises of his people").If you want to get God's attention really fast, start praising him all day long, especially while you're working!If you don't know any good praise and worship songs, CBC will teach them to you.I personally will not ever go to a church that does not have good Praise & Worship leadership.It puts joy inside of you and prepares you for the Word of God, which was God's plan for his people.Did you know that we were created just to praise God!
The most poplar verse at CBC is also one of my favorites, Mark 11:23-24, "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith.Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them."In other words if you can convince yourself enough to have faith in that thing you want and confess with your mouth, everyday that you receive it, then you can have your heart's desire, (so long as you put God first!).God has been so good to me, he has brought me out of many trials and tribulations over the years and made me stronger than I ever thought possible.I now can see that this is "just the tip of the iceberg", as I grow closer to God, he grows closer to me,I guess that is why my all time favorite verse is III John 2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy Soul prospereth."God wants us to be happy, healthy, successful and wiser!
One last tidbit of blessing that God has showed me over the years at CBC is blessings will overflow you in numerous ways if you tithe also of your time as well as your money.We do a lot of things at CBC on a volunteer basis which allows us to be blessed in many ways one is by cleaning the church.I try to sign up as much as I can work into my schedule, mainly because I get amazed every time, how God multiplies it back to me.I have a cleaning business and every time I tithe of my time and clean the church in a cheerful, volunteering way, I either get more business, new clients or even bonuses from existing clients.I also make sure I give 100% of myself on every job.I have people tell me all the time, "you clean as if I would or as if this is your home" and they really appreciate it!The month of December is usually the last of the season and most clients have closed up their homes for the winter and have gone home, but just due to the integrity of doing my job "as unto the Lord", I receive as much money in December (Christmas bonuses) as if I was working the entire month!Isn't God good to his people!
G H Bryson City, NC
You should come experience God's miracle working power with us at Cherokee Bible Church...It will change your life.
2 Corinthians 2:14- WE ALWAYS WIN Cherokee Bible Church
PO Box 6
1112 Olivet Church Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
Pastor Randy Miller