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Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking Forward to 2011

Dear beloved: As we look in the rear view mirror at 2010 and look forward to 2011, what is the spirit of God saying as we embark on the coming year? I believe the spirit is saying prepare your hearts for the separation of light from darkness which will bring astounding changes in the world we are accustomed to seeing. Phillipians 3:12 (Paul) not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that which Christ Jesus took hold of me. v13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it, but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining towards what lies ahead, v14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (NIV) God is preparing the church and His faithful to receive the second coming of the Lord Christ Jesus; are you ready for His coming?

The trials for all will be much stronger, but God will also provide for and pour out on His elect blessings for ministry, blessings for provision, blessings for families, and signs, wonders, and miracles in ways that have not been seen before. Get ready for some mighty outpourings of the Holy Spirit! We are already seeing some of that as the days of 2010 come to a close, the Bay of the Holy Spirit revival in Mobile, Alabama, and the Awakening that went on for several months at IHOP in Kansas City. The outpourings of the spirit that are coming in the days ahead will be much stronger and be marked with signs, wonders, and miracles. As the darkness of the natural world grows, so too will the Light of the world shine brighter! Many people will wander in confusion seeking answers to the problems of our economy, the moral confusion, false teaching from the church and false prophets; however, the Lord is saying do not fear. 2Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of fear (timidity), but a spirit of power, of love and a strong mind. Fear is the oppostite of faith, if you let fear dominate your life, it just shows you need to trust in the Lord more and turn your fears over to Him!

Phillipians 4:6 Brethren, be anxious for nothing, but in all things through prayer and supplication (plea for mercy), with thanksgiving, make your requests known unto the Lord. As you lay your pleas and prayers at the feet of the Lord Jesus, give thanks for what you have, and ask Him for strength in the days ahead. We will all need it! There will be events that rock our world that will shake even the strongest of us. But do not fear, for the Lord will give His angels charge to cover and guard us. Psalm 91:11. I'll be posting more specific ways to draw near to the Lord and prepare for the coming year in the days ahead. May God bless you richly, in Christ, Jim

Thursday, December 23, 2010

God is With Us

Dear beloved: As we approach the day on which we celebrate the birth of our Savior, ponder the fact that as a believer in the Lord Jesus this is your reality: God is with you! Matthew 1:22-23, Now all this took place that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, v23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which translated means "God with us". Galatians 2:20 tells us essentially the same thing, as Paul stated it, "for I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives within me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered himself up for me." And so as we walk out our daily walk we do so by faith in the One who gave Himself up for us on the cross.

Many people do not know or recognize their identity in Christ, therefore they make all kinds of agreements with the enemy that gradually defeats them and brings them down through depression, addictions, loss of fellowship, broken relationships, and in general just a life of broken dreams and defeat. Thus it is easy for the enemy of our souls to defeat us if we do not walk in the identity of our Savior. Understand this, that the enemy will always try to tear you away from the kingdom of God, that he will never rest and leave you alone to be a child of God, but he will always continually come at you with temptation and trials. But also know that as a child of God, the God that is within you is greater than the god of this world. 1 John 4:4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. v5 They( the spirit of the antichrist) are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. v6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us, he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Before Jesus had even spoken one word the devil was already trying to destroy him, and so to will the devil try to destroy you. Matthew 2:13 Now when they had departed, behold and angel of the Lord appeared in a dream saying, "Arise and take the Child and His mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him." The devil knows the plans the Lord has for your life, and he will do everything in his power to keep you from fulfilling your destiny in the Lord. But God says when you are doing His will, when you are being a witness to His kingdom and a light for the world, that He will be with you to guide you, strengthen you, and keep you. What better promise could there be than that. Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, v20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN TO THE END OF THE AGE." Rejoice, beloved, for He is with you always! God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Upcoming Kenya Crusades

Dear beloved:
The Lord has opened up the doors for me to go to Kenya again, probably in mid February to early March. The doors have opened to preach evangelism crusades in three parts of the country: 1) the first will be in Kibera, the big slum in Nairobi the capitol city, with half a million people crammed into a very small territory with deplorable sanitation conditions.(please see my website and click on events, a video of Kibera will come up, you can get a good idea of the conditions in Kibera), 2) in Mumias, in west Kenya near the Uganda border, and 3) a church conference in south Kenya near Mt. Kilimanjaro. Each of the crusades will be open air for 3-4 nights, with praise bands, African singers and dancers, and will also have pastor training sessions during the day.

Last week in the prison an inmate came up after the service and said the Lord had shown him in a dream that on the second night of the crusade,(I'm assuming in the Kibera crusade), that 681 people would receive a miraculous healing. In addition to that, a year ago at IHOP One Thing conference in Kansas City a lady prophesied over me that 800 people would come to know the Lord the first time I speak over there, and she said "the Lord will give you more if you ask Him for them." So we asked the Lord for thousands right then and there! So you can see the prophetic word has been spoken over me and the will of the Lord is for me to go and take this nation for the Kingdom, 3 crusades in 3 parts of the country, to bring in the glory and bring heaven down to earth.

Last week I was questioning the Lord for the scope and size of this vision, it appeared to me to be like a mountain for the size of my ministry and the way I am accustomed to operating. The Lord gave me a dream that showed me I was thinking too small. In the dream I was in a basketball game, and the hoop I was shooting at was very small in diameter, like a nerf ball hoop, too small for the size of the ball I was shooting to go in. The Lord was saying to me, "Jim, your vision is too small, your goal too small, you need to enlarge your goal!" Phillipians 4:19 But my God shall supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. v24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Beloved, pray with me that the things I ask for regarding these crusades will come to pass, that the Lord will remove any doubt and unbelief from my heart, that all the prophesies and dreams will be fulfilled. If the Lord puts on your heart to be an intercessor for these crusades, or to contribute financially to help bring them to pass, please contact me and let me know what the Lord in saying to you. Thank you and God bless you. In Christ, Jim