A tribute to a great man of God: Clifton Coulter

A tribute to a great man of God: Clifton Coulter
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature and who-so-ever believes shall be saved.”  “As you go preach, saying the Kingdom of God is at hand.  Heal the sick, cleanse the leper, raise the dead, cast of devils, freely you have received, freely give.”
     The above is the sum of Clifton’s life.  He was a man after God’s own heart.  He wanted to see every man and woman he talked with get saved and know God like he did.
     He was one of my greatest friends for over thirty years and a man after my own heart. We went through some tough times together.  Several were times of life and death.  But, we prevailed because we had a strong conviction about “God’s Grace” and how it works.
     Clifton was not only my friend but my partner in sharing the word of God that meets all our needs according to His riches in glory.  He shared in the grace of God and wanted everyone else to join him in knowing the freedom grace gives.  He trusted God with everything he had for he knew who was his provider.  
     When I heard of his home going I wept.  My tears were not for Clifton, but for me.  I and all who knew him are going to miss him.  As David said about the death of his infant son, “he cannot return to me, but I can go to him.”  
       Clifton, I will see you again, but until then go rest high upon the mountain with Jesus.  See you, Old friend.
Gerald Reliford, your forever friend 
(We will travel to Indiana on Thursday for Clifton’s Going Home Celebration.)

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