Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Like Billy Graham did.. we too can ask people to come to.. and to come back to Christ right now ..expecting the greatest of all God's miracles.

How can we honor the the Lord this week? You know this already. I am aiming to remind and encourage.  

We can by staying in touch with thanksgiving and praise... and simply obeying Him. 

Been thinking about the life of one of his servants, Billy Graham, this week. I pray that God comforts his dear family ..and with so many of his messages getting aired and sent out... that hundreds of Billy Graham types get raised up in regards to the Great Commission that he was so committed to. 

Billy.. if he was still here listening to all the shows with the topic about him.. would say, "Too much Billy" like he literally said to his son Franklin after showed him the Billy Graham library and asking him about it. 

What a humble man -- want to be like the Jesus we all saw in him! Wanna be a humble man of integrity, of simplicity, and of genuine faith like he consistently demonstrated before us.  

Billy's recent departure to Heaven is a passing of the torch so to speak ..a torch that he so faithfully carried to all of us. Lord, put the same fire down on the inside of each of us for Your sake! 

All ablaze with holy passion and godly fear, let's continue to seek.. to know.. to worship Christ and broadcast His Gospel to those of our country and to those of all other countries! May You use us more, Lord! There seems to be so many factors to contend with, but we trust you for more grace in these last days. 

I believe, and I think Billy would agree, that we must do everything we can to raise the Gospel banner of life and carry out our respective evangelistic missions. 

We too are asking people to come to... to come back to Christ right now ..expecting the greatest of all miracles. Salvation is the biggest of em all, so let's go tell em with a sense of urgency and love. Let's and continue to proclaim the same Gospel Message that he so faithfully preached to as many people as possible.

In Hebrews 12 the writer explains, “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" (verses 1–2).

Sometimes you might feel all alone like no one even sees all that you do in Christ's Kingdom, or you will feel lonely.. or perhaps somewhat down looking at all those bills, or discouraged in this race laid out before us.  Sometimes you will be in real trials..after just exiting some, or feel overwhelmed.  We've gotta earnestly call out to the Lord daily -- it's cuz we need Him so much!  Feelings can be fickle, but we've gotta stay awake, vigilant, sober and just keep our eyes on Jesus. He walked on water and helped Peter do that.  Stay up, why sink in deep?  If you focus on Christ today, then you will make it though any storm of emotions or circumstances.

Like Billy did, the apostle Paul stayed pretty much immovable in his victorious walk. He told the elders in the church at Ephesus, “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24).

The Bible says, "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast and immovable. Always excel in the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." 1 Corinthians 15:58

One thing to hit your knees over in the upcoming months (cuz we actually get to help with the follow up for it. Is what? Is this...). 

I am praying for and am so So SO looking forward to June 10th, 2018, when Greg Laurie and the DFW.harvestamerica.com team we will be exalting the Name of Jesus.. as they hold their third large-scale evangelistic campaign in the Dallas–Ft. Worth Metroplex at AT&T Stadium. Was there the last two times and really don't want to miss this. Used to hear my pastor do this at Angel Stadium decades ago in SoCal. 

Lord, we still have friends who need to be there.. who need to hear about You. Give us wisdom and tact to approach them. We ask cuz we want them and us to live full of the Holy Spirit.. instead of full of ourselves. Jesus, be Lord in our lives and use us to win them over to You!  

"Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" Matthew 7:10-11 

BTW Just an idea. Let's keep asking the Father for a huge harvest and from that.. real disciples. 

Now I know you are doing a whole lot with and for the Lord in GMO ARC on a daily basis, but perhaps a few of you might even pray about hosting a spot for your local community to come and hear the Gospel Message. See  harvestamerica.com

"And he brought them out and said, 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?'" —Acts 16:30

Soul-winners, I keep prayin' that God will continually refresh and reward y'all.

Keep goin' in faith. Thank you again for all you are and do for Jesus.. thanks for being quick to respond to Him--His promptings. So important. He loves you!!!!!!!
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