A Time to Reflect, De-Stress, and Overcome

All Hail to the Christ Within!

In light of the recent unrest in our nation, we need to all take a step back, take a deep breath, and do something positive. De-stress. Decompress. Do something fun. Laugh. Enjoy your family. Everything will be alright. Have faith that there are practical solutions to all of our issues.

Here are some words of encouragement from the scriptures:

Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God (Mother Hurley’s Favorite Psalm) (Psalm 91 NKJV)

1. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

3. Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4. He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6. Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

7. A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8. Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

9. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10. No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11. For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12. In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16. With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

Father Hurley’s Favorite Psalm (Psalm 37:1-6 NIV)

1. Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2. for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.

3. Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4. Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5. Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6. He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.

“Seek Wisdom Above Violence and Retaliation” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

5. Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6. in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

“Seek Love” (Leviticus 19:18 NIV; Zechariah 8:17 NKJV; Luke 10:27 NIV; Romans 13:8-10 NKJV)

18. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

17. Let none of you think evil in your heart against your neighbor; And do not love a false oath. For all these are things that I hate,’ Says the Lord.

27. He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

8. [ Love Your Neighbor ] Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

9. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

10. Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Regardless of the evil in the world, IT’S STILL THE YEAR OF CELEBRATION!!! Rejoice. I say, Rejoice.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
Rev. George H. Latimer-Knight

The Many Sacrifices of Mother Hurley

Let us take a few moments to pause and mark that 56 years ago today, the Reverend Mother Cassie Bell Hurley made her transition. We mark this solemn occasion with joy. There is joy in knowing that the life of a child of God is never in vain. The Spirit lives on.

Rev. Ruby Mitchell of Michigan summed up Mother Hurley well when she said, “Mother Hurley did it all.” Indeed, let us think on that today. Mother Hurley did do it all. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, humanitarian, philanthropist, pastor, instructor, and leader. Mother Hurley was married to a strong-willed man. When Father Hurley set his mind to a task, he pursued it with laser focus. Sometimes he unintentionally, and sometimes intentionally, pressed forward without even considering his wife’s feelings. Though Mother Hurley was reserved and quite, she spoke her mind when necessary. She would let Father Hurley know when he needed to slow down and reconsider his actions.

Here is a little known fact. Father Hurley loved his time in India. He felt free from the racism that plagued him in the remnants of the antebellum south. Father Hurley sent a letter to Mother Hurley instructing her to pack their things. He was going to send for her and the children. Yes, Father Hurley wanted to permanently relocate to India. In response, Mother Hurley said no, no, and no! In her wisdom she wrote to her husband, “Why don’t you take what you’ve learned there and teach it here.” The Holy Spirit, through Mother Hurley, planted the seed of the Universal Hagar’s Spiritual Church.

Mother Hurley carried her burdens with grace. She had many critics during Father Hurley’s life, after he passed, and even now, long after her passing. Not many women could’ve stayed married to a man as strong as Father Hurley. And she not only stayed married, but thrived in that marriage. Mother Hurley was also great in her own right. The Hagar movement progressed forward under her leadership. Mother Hurley was known throughout the country, not just in Hagar circles, but in the wider communities for her community service.

Let us memorialize Mother Hurley by finding our own path. For in finding our own path, we will be better able to relate to those around us. Mother Hurley mastered self and was in tune with the God within. If we do the same, we will be great also.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
Rev. George H. Latimer-Knight
Written June 28, 2016 at age 34

The Greatness of Father Hurley Persists

All Hail to the Christ Within,

Today, we pause and consider that 73 years ago today, Father George W. Hurley made his transition into the spirit realm. There are only a few living members that remember his passing and the pain caused when our Prophet and Founder left the scene.

The transition was difficult for many, who lost faith in the Hagar movement. For them, Father Hurley was the movement and without him it couldn’t go on. While no one can pretend that the Universal Hagar’s Spiritual Church Association is all it can be, to be sure the UHSCA is still a powerful organization. Even with our flaws, we have maintained the essence of Father Hurley’s message. The leadership believes in the movement. The only point of contention, such as it is, is how the movement should proceed. We all have different ideas. But ultimately, I have faith that the Hagar movement will continue on for years to come.

The lifeblood of the Hagar movement is the youth. The young people’s dedication all but guarantee that the UHSCA will live on. As those in my generation raise our children “in the way” the message gains new life. And as Princess Georgia Latimer would say, “Where there is life, there is hope.” So the UHSCA has great hope for the future.

Again, few of us experienced the grief and sadness of Father Hurley’s physical passing. So really, the only way this day could take on a spirit of grief and sadness now is if the UHSCA fails to carry on the Hagar movement. And the UHSCA cannot carry on the Hagar movement, unless it is alive in the hearts and minds of the saints, ministers, and friends of the movement. Now I know the question burning in your minds: What is the Hagar movement?

The Hagar movement is the advancement of spiritual principles and the upliftment of fallen humanity. For me, there are several components to advancement: archives, dissemination, and recording.

Archives of past UHSCA materials must be our priority. Whatever audio or video recordings of Hagar events that exists must be digitally preserved. Then these digital preservations must be housed somewhere secure and accessible.

Dissemination is the current means by which we pass down the spiritual principles laid down by Father Hurley and his co-workers. We must continue having our services, classes, meetings, convocations, and conventions. We must also expand into radio and television ministry—yesterday! The time is now!

Recording of our current events and thoughts is necessary for our future. Every public Hagar service should be recorded by either audio, video, or both and immediately put in queue to be archived. Books and articles by the current leaders, ministers, and saints need to go into high gear. We must learn from our elders before they leave us and record them. As I previously stated, only a few people remain that saw Father Hurley; we must record their thoughts on their witness of him.

This may seem like an odd memorial it’s not. I memorialize Father Hurley this day by committing to and encouraging my brothers and sisters to solider on for the Hagar movement. NEVER, EVER, let go of your spiritual faith. Keep the Spirit of Father Hurley alive in your heart. That is the best memorial any of us can offer him.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
Rev. George H. Latimer-Knight
Written June 23, 2016 at age 34

Biblical Mastery 101: Practical Bible Study Lessons (revival)

Thank you for your support during the release of Biblical Mastery 101: Practical Bible Study Lessons back in 2014. In light of the release of, Your Spiritual Journey Starts Here, I have reduced the price for my first book. I do have a favor to ask of those who read Biblical Mastery 101.

Please go on Amazon.com, BN.com, or your favorite book website and review it. Of course, I’d love all 5-star comments but all I ask is that you give your honest opinion. Thank you in advance.

Your obedient servant,
Rev. George H. Latimer-Knight

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