Happy New Year About two and half years ago, while working on my book, "What is God Doing Now?", the Lord impressed it on my heart to also do an accompanying course. I had thought I would get it done and launch them together. I sent an email and asked what you would like to learn from me. The 2 topics that came to the top based on responses were: How to start a ministry How to preach the gospel And so I set out to create this course, but the start was difficult. In fact, it was one of the most difficult things I've had to do. I had the idea and direction but was plagued with false starts. Perhaps you too can relate to how hard it is [...]
Samson, a man of destiny, could not be stopped. It didn't matter that you sent 10 enemies to him or 10,000 - he would defeat them all. His call was to bring salvation to Israel and he was well equipped for this. But for the lust of a young man, the trappings of beauty and the lure of temptation, Samson surrendered His God given purpose, on the alter of sexual pleasure. He sold his birthright for pottage. Sound familiar? As the Philistines celebrated their capture and defeat of Samson, he made a prayer to the Lord, to give him strength this last time. This prayer was granted, and Samson defeated more Philistines in death than he did in life. One more time. Hustle and Upset The professional fisherman, had toiled [...]
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 [...]