Thursday, July 9, 2009

End of the World

Greetings in the name of Jesus,
I titled this the "End of the World", because many folks are concerned about the end being upon us. In truth, we haven't even entered into the "Great Tribulation" yet. The world will not end for at least 1000+ years, because our Saviour must reign for 1000 years, as I understand years.

The end of the world is a must for each Believer in Christ. Friendship with the world is enmity with God. "The Spirit lusteth after the flesh" meaning that the Spirit wants to occuply the position of domination that our flesh now holds. There is a transformation in process in each of us. Little by little, line upon line, truth upon truth, precept upon precept in each of us. Our commitment to Christ is but the first step. Now comes the "fire" of the Holy Ghost. This fire is not the flame kind. It is the circumstance kind. In Christ, each challenging circumstance that comes into your life is a fresh trial of faith. We overcome by our faith! Not faith in our self, but faith in God Who has chosen us to believe on Jesus. The fire is, in truth, a purification process, converting us into vessels fit for His holy habitation. It is the end of our world as we knew it.

Prayer request:
My sister Mary Anne called this morning with devastating news, advising me that her husband Tex had just received report of a tumor growing and has requested intercesssion in prayer. He beat cancer about 18 years ago, and I have faith God will see him through again. He is a very godly man, great father and now grand father of 69 or so. He is a very gentle soul. Stand in agreement with us all that he will beat this also, in Jesus' Name.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

King of Pop

Michael Jackson went to his reward and his memorial service was today. His service was very moving, professionally choreographed, with many of the nation's best performers singing his tunes. I was blessed watching. May his soul rest in peace.
Doreen and I are still in urgent need of a new vehicle. My wonderful brother Joel brought over an extra work van that he doesnt' need for the moment and we have been driving it around. It gets us around, but its a temporary loan only. Please stand in agreement with us for a permanent solution. We are owed some money by the county, which might be a solution. Please stand in agreement for the prompt release of those funds, in Jesus' Name.
Mom just went through a crisis. We spent a couple of days with her to help out. She really appreciated the company. She has been a continually blessing for us, and to us. She has been a smoker for 60 years and has much difficulty breathing. I keep asking the Lord to give her new lungs or to enable her to breathe easier.
My brother Jim also had kidney failure and is on dialysis. He needs a miracle of new kidneys. Is anything too difficult for our God. I think not. My son John has been investigating Pentacostalism due to the influence of a coworker, and our prayers for him. I am believing God for the revelation of the Jesus to him and his catholic family.

Bless y'all
Thank you Jesus.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

So Now What?

Still in dire need of a car. Appreciate your prayers for that!
Wow, in the past week Michael Jackson, Farrah Fauwcett, and Ed McMahon all died. They all worked so hard to acquire wealth and recognition. Jackson is reported to be worth over $236 million. Guess what? He didn't take a penny with him, and all of his fame only caused him problems. None of us is taking anything with us when we die. The only thing we can do to have anything on the other side is how we have treated Christ in the other person. Self sacrifice now is the key to position on the other side. Jesus said it this way, "He who seeks to save his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My name's sake shall find it.
The truth is that your body is only a bag holding the real you. We are spirit beings inhabiting fleshy bodies. This body is disposable, and easily destroyed.
It sure is easy to die. A guy was sitting in a barbar shop this morning in Auburn, getting a nice friendly haircut. Suddenly, a car came crashing through the wall and got him. Eternity is here and now. The Kingdom of Heaven is within each of us. Lets go it all the way. Put on Christ or go to hell!