Thursday, December 12, 2013
Jesus was born of a virgin to die.. so that we might really live, and so that others we know might also really live. He is love and so near "..and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."
"Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means 'God is with us.'" Matt. 1:23 nlt
"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel." Isa. 7:14
Jesus came down to show us the Father. He, the living Word, is the very revelation of God to us and He alone is the only way for you into His holy heavn. No lie. He, the God-man, became flesh and dwelt among us. You can have a two-way relationship with Him cuz He is the way. Yup, Jesus came into this world to love and save sinners. And the cool thing - He ..even today.. chooses to use ordinary people like us in this.
So our hearts are full, are blessed and joyous inside. we are totally stoked-out to the max cuz of the Cross, are even expectant, yes, just longin' to meet with and to hear from the Word today. And Jesus wants to commune with you too!
We still pray for biblical revival and awakening in this Land. How about you in your Land? We here in the U.S.A. look up and we expect from God good things. He can change us. Washington isn't our main focus. So we say glory to the Lamb that was slain and will reign forever! Feelin' so grateful. Have you drifted away some? Turn and come back to Christ now! Have you never been spiritually regenerated inside? Wanna be a part of God's excellent "addin' to His Church" kinda work? You can be.
FYI: The next #HarvestAmerica.com simulcasted evangelistic arena event with @GregLaurie is tentatively scheduled for October 5th, from right here in #Dallas, #Texas! So excited 'bout it! Dallas has been the aim for several months now. You can pray even now for that. I'm so greatful for Jack Graham and so many pastors here who have really gone to bat for soul-winning in relation to this nationwide (and of course via the web worldwide) outreach. You probably already know that some 36,000 people heard the Gospel and clearly indicated that they made a profession of faith in Jesus through via Greg's various ministry channels. Let's help and see God do it again, but even more so.
Evangelism a.k.a. 'soul-winning' if you will, this ain't some uber-exalted 'calling' that's reserved exclusively for an uber-special few 'paid professionals', you know, for 'those men of the cloth' with high-falutin degrees, for the so called anointed 'clergy experts' by themselves. No, no! Only One has ever been an expert in this area and that is Christ, but He hopes to use you and me. He alone can save people, so we should trust Him to through us. It's a calling for you today. Yes, this is for all spiritually born-again believers everywhere to take part in, and it's also a thrilling privilege just to let the Lord daily lead in this work! Please know Him well. Please make Him well known! You know that our time here is short. Go tell!"
"One of the greatest priorities of the church today is to mobilize the laity to do the work of evangelism." @BillyGraham
While glancing back from time to time makes us feel so thankful inside..just thinkin' 'bout what God has pulled off this year (and clearly He has been working in lives around us)..lookin' to Him for now, for today and looking forward is always more wooing and engaging for us. How come? Well, because, as Spirit-born believers in Jesus Christ, the Great Commission from Him has not yet seen closure.
We ain't done yet. Our mission here never ends as long as we are still suckin' air if ya will. You be here, I'm here and there's a reason for that. Yes, as long as there are people on this planet who are spiritually dead inside - literally separated from the Bible Lord, we are called as Christ's ambassadors to reach out with God's passion to explain the Plan, to bring them His living hope according to the Scriptures! Many might not say it to you yet.. but I just want to say thank you for obeying Him in 2013, for bein' a shining witness for Christ in this dark world! Thanks gobs for sharing Christ's Message. May the Lord reward you for He is mindful and has not forgot your labor of love. May you have the most blessed Christmas and new year ever! Let's prayerfully advance in Him and into 2014 together!
"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all." Isa. 53:6
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on Him." Jn. 3:36
Dear God, we celebrate this wonderful season because You sent Jesus to actually come here to be with us. And He wants to be close now as well. Father, we thank and praise You for this. Now please help us to be more aware of our Lord's presence. We desire to live 100 percent for you every day by the power of the Holy Spirit. Every hour we need You. And God, we have friends, coworkers, and relatives who still need to repent (turn around to You, to change) and to be born again of your Spirit. What is more important than that and our time here is so limited. God, as we remember our dear friend, Billy Graham today ..with his physical health now in decline, please touch and minister to him. Please give each of us Your strong love inside, Your anointing that breaks the yoke of bondage, and Your sense of urgency and rescuing attitude. Thank you so much for all the good examples You've given us in the Bible and in our world today. Help each of us to be a good example of holy and biblical evangelistic zeal. God, I pray that you would use, guide, and indeed aid Greg Laurie with Harvest America in 2014 like never before. Let many local churches be blessed because of our prayers and united efforts. We worship you today! Lord, please do use each of us today to be more effective, more fruitful, more impacting as wise witnesses for Christ.. in Jesus name.
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