Moses was dependent on his mom, servants and guards in the palace. But he had to flee to the wilderness, for his life, when he drew the ire of Pharoah, by killing an Egyptian. In the wilderness, God moved him from dependence to Independence. God appeared in the burning bush and established a working relationship with Moses. With God, Moses was now ready to successfully take over Egypt, a one man invasion. But just before he did, God brought Aaron to help, thereby moving Moses even further, from independence to Interdependence. God Loves to Work in Two's You see, God loves to work in two's. Jesus sent out His disciples 2 by 2. Remember Paul and Silas? God made his creation male and female. His word says 2 is better [...]
est would go into the Holy of Holies once a year with a bell and a rope tied behind him. This was necessary because unholy things or people could not come before the presence of a Holy God – and live. This was true then, as it is now.
Moses stood at a crossroads. About to make a decision with far reaching consequence. He could risk his privilege by standing up for his poor and oppressed brethren. Or he could continue to live a life of pleasure, with no effort on his part. I suspect he prayed about this decision, and then chose not to take the path of least resistance. He chose to be on the right side of history, standing arm in arm with his brethren, esteeming their suffering far above his own comfort. Just like Esther, who would come after him, would emulate. This decision costs him 40 years of toil in the wilderness, but ultimately he led the Israelites out of Egypt - Free. Moses aced his crossroads. Jesus Aced His Crossroads Kneeling and praying [...]
Happy thanksgiving to you and your family. I'm sure you have a lot to be thankful for. That you have life, that you've been provided for this year, and that our precious Jesus Christ does not love you any less than He did last year. My team and I just got back from the missions filed in India and have a lot to be thankful for. I am thankful for the multitude of people that came to know the Lord for the first time in India. I am thankful for the many healings that occurred, like Sunita, pictured above who God healed from breast cancer. And a lady got healed instantly on the stage where she felt the power of God go through her. Reports are still coming in of [...]
My biggest achievements in life have had nothing to do with my mind's machinations. They have inexplicably been a God thing. Like how I got into ministry in the first place, how I settled in Indianapolis of all places, my family, etc. I have simply been led by God. I can take no credit. It brings better understanding to the scripture where Jesus was led into the wilderness and defeated the enemy with "It is written." It's how Ezekiel was led to the middle of the valley full of bones. It's how Phillip was led to the Ethiopian Eunuch spurring the salvation of the African continent. Simeon is Led By The Spirit Simeon was devout and had the Holy Spirit. This was in an era when the Holy Spirit [...]
I am sometimes attacked by the devil because I have chosen as my life's work to assist plundering his kingdom for heaven. Benny Hinn talked about how people often say: "Pastor Benny, you have problems?" And he replies, "Yes, even more than you." Worship leader Don Moen thought twice about releasing his hit single "I will Sing" because he felt people would think: "Don, you have such huge problems." Sometimes life offers problems just for the sake of it. What do you do in these times? You consider. You Consider You consider how good the Lord has been to you in times past. You see how His hand has led you through the wilderness of uncertainty, lack and despair. God never promised you a lack of troubles, but He [...]
People often ask how I got my anointing. It is a calling of which I have nothing to do with, but it stayed latent (indwelling). It started outpouring when I began to rub with God, of which I do have something to do with. Spending time with God through the study of His word, prayer, and worship brings out a stream of anointing which breaks the yoke off people lives. It never gets old. That’s it – I rubbed with God. People understood that the disciples were uneducated, but they also realized that they had been rubbing with Jesus. That was enough to get the anointing flowing, enough to put any town in turmoil by their mere presence and speech – many times over. Rub With God Samuel was [...]