INSPIRATION: Bishop Blake Asks, Who Would You Call?

Who do you call when you’re in trouble?  What do you do?  Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake recalls an incident from the early days of his ministry where only a miracle would do.

Bishop C.E. Blake: The Foundation of Our Faith

As a young evangelist, I conducted a revival with a friend of mine at a church in St. Louis, MO.  Afterward, we had another revival to conduct in Denver, CO. We left St. Louis in a driving storm that only grew worse as we traveled.

At a certain point, we rounded a curve, and my car lost traction on the wet pavement. We began to hydroplane; we twirled and twirled toward a tree beside the road. As I wrestled with the steering wheel, my friend, who was traveling with me, called out, “Charles! Charles!” The car was spinning out of control at 60 or 70 mph… My friend called my name again, “Charles!” But he wasn’t getting very far.

Our lives flashed before our eyes as I tried to straighten the car without success. I released the steering wheel and we both covered our heads to brace for the impact. Just then, my friend called out “JESUS!” We waited for the crash – but there was no crash. The car had gone down off the highway backward into a stream; the trunk was under water the rest on the edge of the shore.

We looked up and saw that we were alright! We never heard a crash; we never felt the car even stop. We got out of the car unhurt, waded through the little bit of water we were in and made it to shore. We stood on the bank of the stream, lifted up our hands and began to glorify God.

“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it” –  John 14:13-14 (NIV)


Do you know that you can call on the name Jesus? For John 14:13 says:
“Whatsoever you ask in my name you shall receive it.”
So I’m proclaiming healing in the name of Jesus; deliverance in the name of Jesus; strength inWest Angeles LOGO
the name of Jesus; peace in the name of Jesus, provision in the name of Jesus.

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: Mark 10:27, Luke 18:27, John 10:28-30, 11:40, 14:13; Romans 10:9, Revelation 22:21.

WATCH as Rance Allen and Kirk Franklin perform “Something About The Name Jesus”, below:


Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr., First Lady Mae L. Blake and the entire West Angeles family invite you to worship services at West Angeles Church of God In Christ:

Sunday Morning Service Times: 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM, West Angeles Cathedral, 3600 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016.

Evening Service Times:  Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday – 7:00 PM, West Angeles North Campus, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016.