Sunday, October 4, 2015

When people sense their desperate need.. guess what ..they pray more earnestly for the revival that they crave!

“Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?” —Psalm 85:6
Think for a minute.. has there been one time in our nation’s (or your nation’s) history where the people needed to see biblical revival and awakening happen more than today? I really don’t think so. You can think of one time either.

When people see their deep and urgent need.. guess what ..they turn and get on their knees wanting the revival that God longs to send!

What God has done before, and He has right here.. He can do again. Wanna be apart of that? Why don’t you then tell Him so.
Let’s be different and learn from our past, let’s learn from what’s going on around us right now, and let’s make a fresh start as we proceed into the future God’s way. Listen, it’s time. All of us can really make a difference where we live …through obedience in Christ. What does your nation need more.. another election that might be rigged?
You can get back to the Bible and come to Christ. How would it be if the masses returned to Him? If you’ve come before, you can recommit your life to the Lord right now! You remember how our nation started out with Him.. very much so in the prayers and thoughts of the founders and He made it great. You and I can be revived inside. 

“For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, ‘I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.’”  Isaiah 57:15

“Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him. Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”  Hosea 6:1-6

“O Lord, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.”  Habakkuk 3:2

I just read through the book of Habakkuk today and this is what I saw–revival-talk. And God can make it more than mere words here.. if we will repent, humble ourselves, and pray cuz we mean it.
Listen, God alone can make you fully alive inside. Abundant and eternal life–isn’t that what you want most? He can give BIG GRACE TO REVIVE. He can heal and restore people.. even our Land! 
It is not too late now, but honestly.. it can get too late to pray something like this: “I am sorry to have blown it in my life, God, and I do want to get back into the race of life as You would have me run with You leading me. Your word says that all have fallen short, so I am sorry for bad decisions–sins against You. Now I want to change–I’m ready to be forgiven and changed. Please wash me clean; please forgive me, please revive Your church. I want to make things right. Lord, forgive me and fill me with the Holy Spirit. Give me another chance and be glorified through me in Jesus Name. Amen.“

“Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.” Psalm 86:6-15

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fishing ..early enough!

Fishing.. clear and thorough enough

"Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them." Psalm 111:2

Tell em to come as they are. Tell them to come today.. even right now. Try to pray with people who want that.. right then and there on the spot before you forget.. like I have before. 
Let’s go fishing for people that need to get caught, or re-caught if you will. You know what I mean, for Christ. Ask em to repent, ask em to return. 

Jesus said, "He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters." Luke 11:23

Not half "with"... it's all the way "with," fully for, and tactfully gathering people unto Jesus and to His church. Not with, against Christ, and scattering people away from Him and His church. Either or, out or in, headed backwards or growing spiritually. No in between. 

My absolute greatest moments with God have come from simply pondering, praying and propagating.. His #Gospel

Not as much on what is seen--temporal stuff of lesser value--but more so on what is unseen do we opt to fix our eyes. Sure, on what and who is eternal. 

Think about it.. all people will spend eternity in one of two locations. We can pray for them and they might want some advice regarding the best option to decide upon. #Heaven #CuzOfTheCross 

"While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Are you sick and tired of bein' sick and tired? It's been a while but I've been there before.

Q. What brought sickness and disease into this world?

A. You already know. Wrong-doin’s did–ours. Yup, sin. 

And now there’s officially 70,000 ways to get sick or die….yet Christ can still heal anyone. He is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow, the day after that, and forever (see Hebrews 13:8). What He did in love, He will still do for people until we're home with Him and there is no more need. Put your faith in Him for He is no respecter of persons in the sense that He loves us all the same.

It’s true (Man, why am I all caps here, this non-techy-blogger doesn't even know how to change it away from caps. Hah! Oh well...), but for some people who know the Lord; they wait kinda long and then "catch" if you will.. the ultimate healing when they arrive in heaven. Sure, when they see their Healer face to face. False teachers (even within some quasi Christian churches) will say it's cuz they lack faith or don't give to their so called ministry. Go closely check out the doubting and faith of those healed in the Bible. 

Me? I'm not exactly sure why God doesn’t heal all those who ask Him at the time that they ask, but He knows best and does heal some people. #Ask #Seek #Knock

    Exodus 23:25  And you shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the middle of you.
    Psalms 103:3  Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases;
    Psalms 107:20  He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
    Jeremiah 30:17  For I will restore health to you, and I will heal you of your wounds, said the LORD; because they called you an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeks after.
    Matthew 4:23  And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
    Matthew 9:12  But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
    Matthew 10:8  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely give.
    Matthew 14:14  And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
    Mark 16:17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
    Acts 10:38  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
    James 5:14  Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
    James 5:16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
    1 Peter 2:24  Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed. (Be sure to look at these verses in their entire context.)
    I say, go share the Gospel and pray for people. Jesus did that and He's still our Example. 

    When your hearers are willing, God will indeed save em and He might even pre-rapture.. heal them. Why? Cuz their concerns are on His heart. He is very concerned about their concerns, cuz He loves them. He loves you!! 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Retire or re-fire with a higher purpose? Rust out or wear out? No, let's look up and reach out!

“I've only had two rules: Do all you can and do it the best you can. It's the only way you ever get that feeling of accomplishing something. I've got no idea when I am going to retire. Whenever they pick me up and take me to the funeral home, I guess.” ~ Colonel Sanders
Like all that. Many men think that they must retire when they enter their twilight years, and I could see perhaps half-retire if they want more be free to create-time. 
But really.. people enter their twilight time when they are breathing their last breath. And people rust-out faster than wear out, so why not just keep on going? If you wake up with strength and some ability, go for it. God ain’t done with you yet so thank Him and then ask what He really wants you to do with what He has given you to use. Good deeds, attitudes, and words–let those be yours for His glory as you go tell open lost peeps about Christ. Expect em to turn and trust Jesus. Use what you have to win em. There’s no reason not to.    

FYI:  Guys, do you feel like you need a break away with the Word? Man, the Lord can refresh and equip you. Listen, I'm feelin' humbled again, and honored to be invited again as the keynote speaker at the FGBMFA Men's Advance. It's a wonderful group and I would love to see you join us there, men. When will it happen? It'll be from November 6th through the 8th 2015. Where at? It will be at the beautiful and picturesque: Lakeview Methodist Conference Center in Palestine, Texas. 

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Good, Good!.. R e a l G o o d ..Is Spreading The Good News Using New Tools And Social Media!