The Late Rev. B. G. Leonard, Founding President The Late Rev. Evelyn Thiele-Leonard, Former President
Rev. Mark G. Machado, President Stephanie Newness, Acting Secretary
WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US by calling into our conference call line live services to hear the messages of faith every Sunday Morning at 10:30 am Central Time Zone (Communion-The Lord’s Supper is first Sunday of every month), and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm (There might not be services on Wednesday eve only! When traveling to the missionary fields, please go to our website above for notice dates).
Our conference number is 605-468-8010, access code is 1029217.
We make healing available to all callers with a need, who desire by faith, healing, at the end of each service.
Summer Newsletter 2018
Greeting to all of you in the mighty name of our risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
With a heavy heart I want to remind you that the twenty-sixth (26th) of this month of June will be one (1) year since Sister Evelyn has fallen asleep in Jesus. But! We will see her again in the clouds in the air!
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
We thank you all so very, very much for all your help in prayer, tithes, offerings, and all that you do to help us further the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
We kindly asked you to please give us your email address so that we can keep you updated monthly.
It has been a very busy year and the calendar continues to fill up.
Brother Machado has been to Ghana West Africa, and Cote D’Ivorie. You can view the accomplishments of the Africa missionary work on our website at ctcoftexas.com/missionary trips/Cote d’IVoire 2018 Page 1 and/or Ghana 2018 Page 1 , Ghana 2018 Page 2 .
Brother Machado and Brother Jorge Cervera are working on the translation of Rev. B.G. Leonard book Gospel of Grace (Evangelio de Gracia). Our goal is to have it done and printed next year.
Sister Stephanie has been diligently continuing the correction for Gospel of Grace in English, also keeping up with the bookkeeping and errands that need to done for the ministry and continuing while Brother Mark is in the missionary field.
Brother Lopez (Mr. Lopez) has been a faithful groundskeeper for the ministry about forty (40) years! Maybe you have wondered how many rewards you will have in eternity? Mr. Lopez will have more than most all of us? Why? Because God says in His Holy Word that we will receive eternal rewards by helping (by the stuff) those who go into the battle (Those in God’s frontline)
For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike. And it was so from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day. I Sam. 30:24-25
WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PARTAKE OF THE REV. B.G. LEONARD FULL TWO WEEKS COURSE ON THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT. OUR NEXT TRAINING COURSE HERE AT HEADQUARTERS IS OCTOBER 14TH -28TH. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOSTING ONE OF THESE FANTASTIC TEACHING AND TRAINING COURSES FOR ADULTS AND /OR THE YOUNG IN YOUR AREA PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US VIA ANY OF THE ABOVE LISTED ADDRESSES OR PHONE NUMBERS. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
WE CURRENTLY HAVE ABOUT TWENTY (20) ACTIVE REV. B.G. LEONARD FULL BIBLE COURSE STUDENTS. IF YOU HAVE GRADUATED THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT COURSE YOU CAN PARTAKE OF THE FULL BIBLE COURSE BY CORRESPONDENCE OR AT OUR HEADQUARTERS. HE (Brother Mark Machado) WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU TO CONTACT HIM!
At the time of this writing there are several locations in the United States that Brother Machado will be preparing to go to preach, teach and minister, including a large Evangelical Event in San Antonio, Texas called Crusade 300, at The Alamo Dome which holds 72,000 will be the venue. You can find updates on this event on the web, and Facebook. This came to Pastor J. Robles, who pastor’s a church that Brother Machado had been to several times. At one particular time Brother Machado and Sister Evelyn ministered healing until 4:04 AM. It was a fantastic revival with many signs miracles and wonders.
There are many nations asking for the teaching and training of Rev B.G. Leonard’s two weeks Bible course on the Gift of the Spirit. Brother Machado has scheduled to return to Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire in the near future to present this fantastic Bible based training to many new students who are eager to walk in the truths that Jesus Commission all believers on Christ to do.
BY REV B.G. LEONARD
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed (prepared) their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Mt. 25:1-12
This, Jesus cannot say of the converted. He would be denying His own Word.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
30 I and my Father are one. John 10:27-30
Now the foolish, speaking scripturally, are described therein as unsaved. (NOT the unconverted who say: “THERE IS NOT GOD.” Such are, Biblically speaking: FOOLS.)
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. (This is your hard-rock atheist.) Psa.14:1A
The FOOLISH ARE CATEGORIZED SOMEWHAT DIFFERENTLY.
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: Jer. 5:21
They are not of the WILFULLY blind which CANNOT see because they do not want to see; but they are NOT born again.
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3B
He cannot UNDERSTAND the kingdom of God. The Word of God is a closed book to him. Such folks are those:
which have ears, and hear not: Jer. 5:21C
Without HEARing which is of FAITH they cannot be saved; for it is written:
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. Rom. 10:9-19
9 The light of the righteous (the saved) rejoiceth (not his lamp, his light): but the LAMP of the WICKED shall be put out. Pro. 13:9
Whereas, of the SALVATION WHICH IS THE POSSESSION OF THE RIGHTEOUS (THE BELIEVER) IT IS WRITTEN:
For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. Isa.62:1
The wise, you will note, were the exact opposite of the first five in almost all respects.
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. Matt. 25:4-5
Here all ten are alike.
Jesus, when speaking concerning Lazarus, His friend from Bethany (now Dead), said to those around Him:
Our friend Lazarus sleepeth. John 11:11C
To Jesus Himself, to the apostles and believers of the early Church, as well as the patriarchs of old, the dead were “ASLEEP.” So, we have ten people asleep in the grave; five of them believers and five non-believers. That the five foolish ones were not agnostic can be presumed; that they were not atheists is guaranteed. That they were without life (spirit) of God, which one receives via the new birth (that miracle of regeneration which is wrought in the human heart through faith in the finished work of Christ), is just as evident!
All life is spirit. All spirit is life. When Jesus died on the cross this truth was made apparent.
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, YIELDED UP THE GHOST (SPIRIT). Matt.27:50
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save THE SPIRIT OF MAN which is IN him? 1Co. 2:11A
Who (God) maketh his angels SPIRITS. Ps 104:4A
In the Scriptures of God, oil symbolizes spirit; and unless and except there is something wrong with that oil that is referred to in Holy Writ, it symbolized the Spirit of God
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. 2 Co. 5:17
Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Ro. 8:9C
This does NOT refer to the Baptism of the Spirit.
These, the foolish five, the five-minus understanding, were minus oil. They were never born of God; never born again. The other group, the wise five, the five who took oil in their vessels, with their lamps, were believers unto eternal life. They all had lamps (none of them were stillborn). These lamps signify the spirit of man which is in man, i.e., his life, which, at death, returns to God Who gave it. (Those lamps do not take a person very far once you hit the grave.) There is a life that goes beyond death, hell, and the grave, eternal life. This, the wise had!
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Pro. 13:14
When the bridegroom cometh, the five foolish ones shall be held in the snares of death; but the five wise shall depart those snares, it being established that the grave cannot hold them. They shall rise at the resurrection of the just. The others must remain in the tomb till their hour to arise. As to the statement in the parable, it compares with the following statement from Holy Writ:
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Da. 12:2
Further proof from the scriptures to my statement that those who had oil in their vessels had salvation –eternal life—is made manifest by the following from the life of Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles, whose name before his conversion was Saul. He was of Tarsus of Cilicia, a city of no mean (common) distinction, says the Word. Raised in the Jewish faith, this man was an unholy terror to all Christians. He went out of his way to brutalize the Christians, whom he believed were blasphemers and injurious because they believed Jesus was the long-promised Messiah and call Him The Son of God. See this man, then known as Saul of Tarsus, as he gives legal sanction to the stoning of Stephen for bearing witness to the fact that Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah.
And Saul was consenting unto his death. Ac. 8:1C
As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. Ac. 8:3
His own testimony, delivered after his conversion, reads, in part, as follows:
4 And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
5 As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.
6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.
7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,
13 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.
15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
18 And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.
19 And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:
20 And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.
21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. Act. 22:4-21
And if you would question God’s care for His fantastic Apostle to the Gentiles, you would more than likely Hear Him Say:
…He is a chosen vessel unto me. Act. 9:15B
Again, and again, in the Word, God refers to our bodies as vessels. In these bodies we dwell; that is in the body of the Christian dwells the new creature, he that is in the body of God; and we read of the wise:
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; Pro. 21:20
The wise, having oil, were prepared and ready to depart with the bridegroom when He appeared on the scene. His purpose in coming was that He might receive them (i.e., His bride) unto Himself; and we read:
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Mt. 25:10
This is a fantastic message, (given here in part) that God gave Brother Leonard on the “Ten Virgins”. The complete chapter will be in his book Eternity to Eternity which will be printed in the future. You may procure this complete chapter only in written form for a suggestion donation of $5.00. Please feel free to contact us via the information listed at the beginning of this newsletter to receive your copy.
Hi brother Mark!! I just wanted to write you and say, glory and praise to God and to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the ministering that took place at Christine’s was SUCH a blessing for ALL those who were present, and EVERY single one of us have experienced miraculous healing and change in our physical bodies as a result. Hallelujah!! Thank You, Lord God of Israel and Lord Jesus. 🙂 Specifically, for me, my arches have never felt this whole and normal (because, as the Lord revealed, one of the bones in my arches never fully developed until the ministering, now!), and as a result, even also my legs (which are now even) have since then been feeling amazing, along with my knees, hips and lower back. There used to be pain almost constantly in either my feet or knees or hips, 2 of those or all 3, but now that is gone as I am healed and the problem was fixed!! Praise You, God! Christine shared with me also specific things that she and each of her family members have experienced and are experiencing now, since the ministering, and they are so blessed and encouraged. Isn’t God just so good!??? Thank you again, so much, for taking the time to minister to and with me/us, that week. God bless you mightily in Jesus’ precious name! Amen, 🙂 C.J. from NC
I was on my way to work with a horrible speeding heart rate, I could not breath as I was having a hard time catching my breath, and as soon as Brother Machado ministered to me. I was instantly healed! My heart went back to normal! C.T. from FL
I Brother Machado, with all my heart cannot thank you enough for your loving support so that we here at Christian Training Centre of Texas Headquarters can continue the fantastic work of God that he gave to Brother Leonard and Sister Evelyn so that the church of Jesus Christ in its entirety can receive the same knowledge and truth that Jesus Christ commission everyone who has accepted Him as their personal Lord and Saviour to preform so that God will be glorified as we obey His Word and do His Will!
Truly in the love of God in Christ,