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Friday, September 17, 2010

Kenya Trip update

Dear beloved: I will not be posting too much in the next couple of weeks, I will be leaving for Denver today and flying out to Kenya, will arrive in Nairobi on Sunday evening at 7pm. Next week the 21st through the 25th we will have a crusade each day culminating with the main park event in Uhuru Park where we are expecting a crowd of 25,000 and up to attend. We also have ministry events scheduled each day we are there, in addition to the crusades, so it will be a packed schedule. Please pray for me for strength, safety and good health, and for souls, souls, souls to be brought into the kingdom. I am deeply humbled and grateful to the Lord that He would use me in this way. I will have posts when I get back about the trip, and may have a few on the trip if I can get to an internet cafe or place where there are computers. Thank you and God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kenya mission trip

Dear beloved: Time is rapidly approaching for me to be going to Kenya for two weeks to preach the gospel and stir up the Spirit of the Lord is East Africa. Scroll down to another posting on this page to see a more detailed description of the trip. Last week a pastor's meeting was held in Nairobi to pray for the revival and lay down a foundation of prayer and protection. Over 1,000 pastors and leaders showed up to pray for this revival! To God be the glory, this revival many were saying is an answer to prayers for an East Africa revival that has been prayed for many years. Beloved, pray for this trip, pray for me and all the team, about 20 of us, for souls to be brought into the kingdom, for good health and protection, for God's will to be manifest, Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done. If you would like to help contribute financially please send a letter to Gather the Outcasts, 108 E. Washington, Norton, Ks. 67654, or you can make a donation through Paypal on this page or on my website. Thank you for your prayers, God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Prepare pt7

Dear beloved: As we prepare for the end times harvest and revival, know that the enemy of our souls will do everything in his power to trick and deceive us so that we will not walk the path that God has laid out for us. Revelation 12:9 tells us that satan is the deceiver who deceives the whole world. And again in 1 Peter 5:8, Peter warns us to be of sober spirit, be on the alert, your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. And Paul also warns us that satan disguises himself, in 2 Corinthians 11:13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. v14 And no wonder, for even satan disguises himself as and angel of light. v15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds. And so we must be vigilant and on guard, for satan will take over individuals, and churches, and whole nations in his attempt to subvert the kingdom of God.

Paul tells us that a hallmark of the end times will be a desire of men to have their ears tickled with false doctrines. I Timothy 4:1 But the Spirit explicity says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, v2 by means of hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,....and then he goes on to state some of the ways in which doctrines will deceive men. We can easily see the same thing happening in the church today. Doctrines that say God blesses homosexuality, that God primary plan for us is to prosper us financially without regard to suffering for the gospel's sake, doctrines that endorse fornication outside of marriage, and so many others. People will always be looking for ways to justify their rebellion and disobedience in the sight of God, that is just the fallen nature of man and it has been that way since the beginning.

Beloved, it is more important than ever before to walk in the Spirit. Paul says in Galatians 5:16 but I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. v17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. Walking in the Spirit is a daily, maybe even in some cases minute by minute walk with the Lord, where you stay in His glory by exercising three things: 1. we talk to God though prayer, 2. He talks to us though His written word and dreams and revelations, and 3. we are in the fellowship of believers to receive and give encouragement and support. In the next teachings in the days ahead we will explore this walk in greater detail. God bless you this day as you walk in the Spirit, in Christ, Jim

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Prepare pt6

Dear beloved: How can we prepare for the days ahead? You prepare by hiding yourself in the shadow of His wings! Psalm 91 is the best scripture for preparation, post it on your refrigerator door and on your office computer and anywhere you need a reminder that God is in control and you are not! Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. v2 "I will say to the Lord, My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust!" v3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence. v4 He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.

God is the deliverer, and He will deliver you from the snare of the trapper. Many will fall into the snare of the trapper, they will not realize until it is too late that they have been deceived and when the trap is set it will spring shut upon them. The deceit of the enemy in the end times will be escelated to a place of great intensity, to the point that even the elect will be deceived. Start listening for the voice of the Lord and the counsel of the Holy Spirit, it is the only voice that you can rely on. Then get some trusted prayer partners to pray and intercede with you, so you have the counsel of many to guide you through tough situations. Psalm 91:5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day v6 of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. v7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not approach you. Beloved, terror attacks are coming to this great nation, but this psalm says that you will not be afraid, and though many may fall at your side, it will not approach you. You will have the Lord's protection!

Begin today trusting in the Lord for your every need. In the midst of chaos you will have peace, in the midst of confusion you will have clarity. That is what is means to be under His wings. May God bless you this day as you walk in the Spirit! in Christ, Jim Rowh

Monday, September 6, 2010

Prepare pt5

Dear beloved: As the end days draw near and the coming of Jesus return becomes more imminent, you will see many grow cold and fall away from the faith. Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets will arise and mislead many. v12 And because lawlessness is increased, the love of many (or most people's love) will grow cold. The devil will deceive many people, even those who confess to be Christians, and lead them astray into all kinds of deception and false doctrines. For many they will join false religions and cults such that will give them a sense of belonging and satisfy their urge to be connected to a spiritual path. For many others, especially in America and other prosperous nations, they will be led down the path of more attachment to materialism and pursuit of happiness through their hobbies and nonstop desire for entertainment and pleasure.

Amos 8:11 tells us "Behold the days are coming" declares the Lord God, "when I will send a famine on the land, not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the Lord. v12 And people will stagger from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they will go to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, But they will not find it. v13 In that day the beautiful virgins and the young men will faint from thirst." Beloved, a day of reckoning is coming when people will be crying out for any message of hope, of restoration, of redemption, and they will not find it. Why won't they find it? First, they will not know where to look because at that point many of the churches will be closed from lack of attendance or will have been driven underground due to government persecution and separation of church and state laws that will effectively legislate the church out of its public place. And second, many of the elect will be deceived to the point the evangelists, prophets, and apostles in the land will be few and far between, they too having been hounded into seclusion or martyrdom by the ever increasing persecution. Beloved, pray that this nation will stand strong in the face of the devil's plan to destroy the kingdom foundations of this country.

You may feel like you are all alone and unable to stand by yourself in prayer and supplication for your family and nation. Elijah felt the same way and even wanted to take his own life he was so discouraged. Elijah says in 1 Kings 19:14 "I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Thy covenant, torn down Thy altars and killed Thy prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my lfe to take it away." But the Lord did not encourage Elijah's pity, in fact, he did just the opposite; He told Elijah to return to the wilderness of Damascus and then gave him three kingdom jobs to do. And then He told him in verse 18 " Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him." Beloved, take heart, you are not alone! Keep praying, keep fighting for your family, stay diligent in your faith. God hears your prayers and will deliver you from your situation. God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim

Friday, September 3, 2010

Prepare pt4

Dear beloved: How do we best prepare for the breakdown and tribulation of the coming days? Is it best for us to head for the mountains and hide ourselves and our families in a cave, or do we just blow off all preparation and trust in the Lord day by day? I believe it is important to prepare in the physical realm to the best extent that we can, but ultimately our hope and trust must be in the Lord and not in our ability to manage our surroundings and circumstances. In Matthew 24:44 Jesus says concerning the coming of the Son of Man, "Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know what day your Lord is coming." And again in Matthew 25:13 in the parable of the ten virgins, Jesus says, "Be on the alert, for you do not know the day or the hour." And back again in Matthew 24, concerning the coming birth pangs and lawlessness and tribulation, Jesus says in verse 13, "And he who endures to the end shall be saved." All of these scriptures speak of being ready spiritually more than physically, for without spiritual readiness the physical will not be of much value. If you have a bunker full of food and your body is well fed but your soul is not right with the Lord, what have you gained? Mark 8:36 "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? v37 For what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? v38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His father with the holy angels."

So what then is the purpose for storing up and being prepared in the physical realm? Proverbs 11:24 gives us the answer to that, There is one who scatters, yet increases all the more. And there is one who withholds what is justly due, but it results only in want. v25 The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered. v26 He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, but blessing will be on the head of him who sells it. v28 He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like the green leaf. So it is clear from these verses and many more that we are to prepare primarily to take care of our families, and then to share with those who do not have, because in so sharing we may be a blessing to others and even lead some into the kingdom of God because of our acts of kindness. When we give to the poor and the needy if we have excess, or even if we divide what we have when we have barely enough, then we are giving to the least of these of Mine, as Jesus explained in Matthew 25:36. In giving to the least of these, those without clothing or shelter or a home, or food of water, or those sick or in prison, we are actually ministering to Jesus! So give freely and do not hold back, and you will be blessed. So to sum it up, storing up is not for hoarding and self preservation, but it is for furthering the gospel. Just remember if you have plenty, some day you may be that person who is in need. How would you want someone to treat you? God bless you this day as you walk with the Lord. In Christ, Jim