Sunday, August 26, 2012

Feeling so grateful and stoked to see a part of the harvest come in at Harvest America 2012

Don't you just love to sing to, hear more about, and also talk about Christ with His people? I sure do. Don't you also really love to see people responding to the Gospel Message - babies being born.. again? I love to simply be around that happening. Nothing beats being near that while here on earth. Did you get a chance to hear this most important Message - the Gospel?

What a wonderful King we serve. Merciful and gracious - a forgiving God!  "God has done exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever imagine." ~ Pastor Chuck Smith

So glad that Jesus isn't merely One who used to save, heal, deliver, restore, revive, and help people. It's so cool that He still does what He always did.. cuz of His great love for people. Yes, He indeed is the same yesterday, today, and forever ..and He will indeed be there for you tomorrow. 

Liney, and I really had great time in Dallas tonight at the first Harvest America event with our friends. And we were so blessed to see my former pastor friend, Greg Laurie and the Harvest team do such an uber-excellent job all the way through the entire event. No squeezing for bucks, no manipulation of emotions, no religious or churchy weirdness, no phoniness, but it was authentically loving and generously giving out the truth without compromise. What examples to follow in this.  

They kept it simple, straightforward, clear and to the point and God was glorified. We called pastors, churches and people for many months, but God blessed and it was a big success. How can I even describe it for you who couldn't make it this time? 

My short vids clips below of course don't even come close to doing it justice. Fellowship, soul-winning and things like these are meant to be experienced up close, and firsthand rather than from too far away where it's not personal. 

One thing is for sure. God is up close all the time. The Kingdom of God is at hand. The Spirit of Jesus is right near you, no matter where you are or what you have to share with Him. He loves you everyday. 

Man, I just feel like worshiping the Lord all the more now. Liney and I kinda had a spontaneous fellowship after-party with friends at our house just to continue with the time of celebrating. Don't want the blessing to end. 

I am writing this because I sincerely want to say.. Thank you to all those who prayed for it, who showed up to support Greg, Jack Graham and all the other pastors around the nation. We sure saw a whole lot of people turn and come to Christ where we were. What a privilege to be apart of what God is pulling off in these last days before the Rapture of the Church! 

Did you know that there were 41,000 people at Angel Stadium last night, with 600 Christian Radio Stations (let alone the Christian TV networks) that aired it live, and that there were 4,288 responding in the affirmative to the accept-or-reject, yes or no proposition? Last night! There were. Awesome huh and only God knows what happened tonight (8/26). It will be interesting to hear about more of this weekend's outreach results as the days roll by ..I mean from the 2,000 venues all across America. 

It was real, it was unique, it was basically the power of the Gospel that was so evident. People were literally shaking and in tears around us as they watched so many people stream forward to trust Christ. Thanks and all glory to God! Great things He has done. 

Be encouraged to be proactive in establishing this love relationship with God now. Read your new/old Bible every day (write if you don't have one). Pray in your own words to God every day - He'll hear you. Find a church fellowship with spiritual, born again believers who are growing in the Word rather than lukewarm, worldly-minded, or carnal with compromising behavior. And go tell someone about this decision that you made. Let Jesus be Lord of every moment, leading, guiding, and ministering to you as you minister to Him and to others. Yes, if you prayed for the first time tonight and you now need some follow-up attention if you will, or you just need to connect with Greg and God's people better... as you take deep root in the living Word of God, then please click here. We rejoice with you and want to continue to praise God for what He has done in your life.        

Exalt, lift up on high the Name of Jesus. Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus the King.
I say don't just be a believer, be a disciple for Christ. Every disciple is a believer, but unfortunately not every believer is a disciple following the Lord's lead. I say worship the Lord wholeheartedly..daily and with other believers. Be yourself in Him. Don’t be afraid to start humbly ministering God’s love early on. So many need it – more now that ever. It’s God’s will that we each become a part of a Bible teaching, praying fellowship where we can have a part even if we aren’t called to become a full time preacher of sorts. Use wisdom, pray, and refuse to be embarrassed to share your faith in Christ.

It is so easy to become a spectator in even a decent, healthy local church rather than a vital spiritual participant. It is way easy to become critical, to critique in a wrong way, to become somewhat of an armchair quarterback while others are trying to minister. You know what I mean; it’s easy to watch a baseball game on TV and say, "Man, that was stupid and wrong” (when it was just a preference call and not wrong ). “Man, I would have never thrown that type of pitch at this point of the game. Dumb.” But Hey, if you have ever played baseball, then it's kind of a different matter altogether when out there on the diamond huh.
President Theodore Roosevelt once said: "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out where the strong stumbled or how the doer could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is in the arena, his face marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and falls short again and again: There is no effort without error." God just wants you to be yourself in Christ and function well in His body.. "And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What's more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God."  2/
So SO thank-deserving and bragify-worthy (I guess that's a new term) Christ! Yes, it's good to brag on Jesus more than about anyone else cuz no one has done what He has done for others. No one is more wonderful than Him and rest assured that Jesus will be loyal to you, and fully faithful as you go the distance with Him.  

"Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the Majesty." 29|11one.chr.

Can I say it once again? Thank you for taking part. You know that it takes us all praying and working together in unity. I know that Greg and Cathe Laurie are feelin' blessed. And the angels in heaven are literally rejoicing over the harvest that Christ reached out to save tonight. I'm ready to start praying for Harvest America 2013.. if Christ doesn't return before then. Again, it was also so great to hear all our friends quoting the Gospel out loud.. from John 3:16.. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

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