July 16, 2019
Today at 7:00 am Faith Assembly in Redding lost one of the most precious members, our Founding Pastor Arlon Tilley.
What a awesome example, speaker, mentor and leader he was. He will be greatly missed by all.
As my father-in-law, I was blessed to have a close relationship with and know is heart. What a big heart he had. We will never know how many lives he touched.
So thankful for the years we shared as family, friends and Pastor.
He will be greatly missed.
Arlon Tilley – Being Tender Before God – November 1, 1981
Tender to hear and obey the leadership of the Spirit. Speaking the words of Life. Acts 5 – By the hands of the Apostles Signs and Wonders followed. 1 Kings 17 – Elijah – Standing on the authority God gave him.
Arlon Tilley – Marks of Maturity – November 7, 1982
God is doing a work in you. The mark of growth – “Feed My Sheep”
God takes you to the wilderness to test. Philippians 2: 12-18. Develop in us Character. Spiritual stamina. Steadfast obedience. Bearing fruit. Confidence in the Faith.
Arlon Tilley – A Day of Atonement and Cleansing for You – November 14, 1982
Leviticus 16:25 and following.
The desire to come before the Lord for cleansing. The high priest shed the blood but the people had to come to be forgiven.
Prophetic Words were given during the service.
“Yea His Spirit, Yea even the Spirit of the Lord thy God is touched with thee, His children this day. And He desireth to work within thee. Yea that thou would let thy light shine in this darkened world. Stand not back, yea, but let they light so shine before men that they see thy good works and glorify thy Father in Heaven. Therefore stand ye before the Lord thy God in holiness, yea even this day the Lord desireth it. For the Lord even has high hopes for thee, yea His people He sayeth unto thee, yea His heart is touched this day. Yea listen unto the voice of the Lord and know this that the Lord thy God desireth thee to be a light in a darkened world.”
Then Pastor Arlon says, “Did you hear what the Spirit said this morning? Everybody heard? The Lord said He wanted to use you for a light. A sister handed this to me this morning. It goes along with what the Spirit said this morning.
‘Does not my word declare that I am the same yesterday, today and forever. And my desire for you my people is great. Have I not told you to walk in my Spirit? But again and again you turn to your natural mind and to the ways of man. Man’s ways are not My ways. And they never can be. How can you know my ways except by my Spirit? And being led by my Spirit. Be not conformed to this world. This world abides in death. But my Spirit gives life. But be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Be renewed in Me today and give ear to my instruction. It shall mean growth and in your midst growth and in your life. Did not my servant David say teach my your ways? And the Lord say desire to know my ways and surely I shall teach you. Come out of the old walk and walk in my Spirit says the Lord and you shall find newness in thy God and a fresh and exciting walk in Me. I’m speaking to you in this way so you will listen and it will remain with you to remind you of my love and desire for you to walk in a new dimension in My Spirit sayeth the Lord'”
He continues, “I want your testimony to be fresh and up to date. God is a God of the Present.”
Arlon Tilley – Leadership Through Reproducing – December 14, 1982
Revelation 3 – “He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit is saying.”
Psalm 127:1 – Holy habitation of God build on the stones of people.
1. What God will do.
2. What you will do.
Leadership comes by the molding of the hand of God. Proven under Fire. Experiences with God to lead and speak to others. Joseph proved himself by proving he heard the voice of the Lord. God confirmed the word and he was promoted to leadership. It is hard to be still and wait. Wait on the directive of the Lord. Go in his time. Reproduce the word of Life to carry over into the next generation.
Arlon Tilley – What is Your Vision? – January 16, 1983
**If there is one message by Pastor Arlon to listen to it is this one! A classic piece on the history and vision of Faith Assembly Redding as well as outlining the call and action of gaining personal vision in the Lord for your life.
Romans 5:17 – Reign in Life by one Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 29:8 – Where there is no vision the people cast off restraint.
You will only rise as high as your vision. The Lord has planted you in His vineyard. There is a reason, purpose and plan.
Genesis 13 – Abraham Verse 15…”Lift up now thine eyes”…..”Arise and Walk”
Vision is that which is beyond our grasp. Vision is fulfilled in segments. Enlarged into greater opportunities through faith and obedience.
Your personal vision will coincide with the general vision of where you are planted.
Acts 26:16 – “But rise and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you to serve and bear witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you…”
**There is no reason for your life to be uneventful and without purpose because God has planted you in the Body.