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Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Greeting

Dear beloved: As we gaze into the future on the eve of the new year 2012, and reflect on the past year, it is good to remember that
God is in control and that He holds us in the palm of His hand. So it is with great anticipation that I look forward to 2012, and I send you greetings and best wishes for the coming year; may you realize your dreams!

I have been in Kansas City the last few days at the International House of Prayer One Thing conference, where a gathering of 25,000 people have come to praise the Lord and listen to hours of teaching each day. It is an awesome sight to see the Body of Christ come together with such strength and power! Psalm 95:1 O come let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation v2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms. v3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.v50 come let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. v7 For He is our God: and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today if you will hear His voice, do not harden your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness.

The future of our nation and the inheritance of the nations lies within the grasp of these young people who are so on fire for the Lord. It is so encouraging to see it! I have also learned that the 24/7 prayer movement started in Kansas City 12 years ago at the International House of Prayer is now a full fledged global movement; it is happening in just about every nation in every part of the world, and in many cities in the United States. As the end days draw near and with it the return of Jesus Christ, the night and day prayers of the saints will go up before the throne at the same time that extreme wickedness will envelop the earth. Prey about your part in establishing a prayer movement in your city or place of worship. Even just one hour or one day a week will add to the stream, and your prayers will bless the area you live in as the Lord dispatches His mighty angels in response to your prayers. Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours(incense), which are the prayers of the saints. v9 And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and has redeemed us to God by the blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation: v10 And has made us unto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign the earth.

The Lord is preparing us to live and reign with Him. As you pray about 2012 and what you hope to accomplish for the Lord and His kingdom, pray that He will use you in a greater way to prepare the earth and hasten the day of His coming. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Newsletter 2011

Dear beloved: Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! It is with great joy that I send out this letter as we dedicate this season to remembering the birth of our Lord. May you and your family be blessed beyond measure during this season. As I reflect back on 2011, I am very thankful for all the doors opened and the victories won for the kingdom over the past year.
The highlight of the year was the conducting of successful crusades in Kenya. In the two crusades, one in Kibera-Nairobi and the other in Mumias in west Kenya, we saw over 900 people give their lives to the Lord. In addition many reports came in for weeks and months after about miraculous healings, instant deliverances, and churches swollen beyond capacity as a result of the crusades. Praise the Lord! God is opening many doors over there for me to preach not only in Kenya, but also Uganda and Tanzania. Pray with me that the provision for another great summer of crusades will come in, as God has specifically shown me open doors in these countries, and even provided the possibility of teaming up with some great worship leaders and muscians from here in the states as well as Kenya for an even greater outpouring of His Holy Spirit when we go into those countries.
In addition, I have teamed with two ministries in Kenya to help them with projects they are undertaking. The first, a Christian school in Nairobi under the leadership of Pastor Boniface Mosoti is in need of money for supplies such as school supplies and food for about 100 children. The second is the building of an orphanage outside of Mumias, this project is under the direction of Pastor Lucas Obanda. His church is already supporting about 30 orphan children and they would like to build an orphanage to house them on land that the pastor owns. Please pray about helping to support one or both of these worthwhile projects, either with a one time gift or a monthly offering; they are both very worthwhile and your money will go directly to these ministries. Also if you think you would like to go to Africa for two weeks next summer or fall, let me know as we will be taking a team to help with the preaching, music, and work in the school and orphanges. The cost per person would be approximately $3,000 for the trip, depending of coarse on how long a stay as well as the fluctuating price of air fare. Dates for the trip are undetermined at this time, but let me know if you think you might be interested.
I continue to preach in the prison on a weekly basis, as well as this year we had several successful big yard revivals with visiting groups in the prison. This upcoming weekend we are doing our annual Christmas revivals, one on the medium side, and one on the minimum, complete with snack trays and lots of music and preaching. It is a joy to see so many in the prison get broken and delivered of all kinds of bondage, it is such a rewarding ministry. I also continue with a weekly Sunday morning radio broadcast on the local station KQNK AM-FM in Norton. This station reaches into the prison and out to about 50 miles over the region with good teaching and gospel music for one hour every Sunday morning. Pray with me that the Lord would expand the radio ministry also.
I thank each of you for your prayers and your financial support throughout the past year. May the Lord return the blessing to you 100fold. If you would like to support this ministry or either of the Kenya projects, you can do that in a couple of ways. First, mail to Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Kansas, 67654; or second, you can go to the website, or my teaching blog and make a donation safely and conveniently with your credit card through PayPal. If you have any question about any ministry projects or going to Africa, contact me through the mailing address or my email at Thank you again for all your prayers and support. I praise the Lord for all of you and for what you have helped me to do, and by the grace of God and with His strength we will do even more in the days ahead.
May God bless you this season, in Christ, Jim

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Renew Your Mind pt3

Dear beloved: The enemy of our souls wants to destroy us and take us away from the kingdom of God. He does this in many ways, but one of the most pervasive ways in the modern day is through the use of the psychotropic drugs. (please read Renew Your Mind pt2) It is interesting to note that the word soul in the Greek language is the word we translate psyche, our mind, heart, the immaterial and eternal part of our inner person. The related word psycho in the Greek language means to grow or to wax cold. That is certainly what happens when the enemy gets in and attacks our mind(soul), he tries to get our passion for God to wax cold. In Psalm 42:1 David admits he is very dry. He cries out "As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God. v2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; when shall I come and appear before God? v3 My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, Where is your God?" v4 These things I remember, and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of the Lord. With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. And so we see that being dry, in despair, and shedding tears is part of the human condition; there are times in our life when we will all find ourself in that condition.

Just as demons of alcoholism feed off alcohol, and demons of gluttony feed off excess food consumption, so too demons of mental illness and disturbed minds feed off the psychotropic drugs. The demonic root of these drugs is driven by the spirit of sorcery (gr.pharmakeia), or witchcraft. It is driven by the desire of the enemy to control our minds; that is what witches and witchcraft do, they control others. The world's solution to our states of despair is to control our minds, so that we wax cold towards God. This was illustrated to me recently when after a deliverance session with a young lady who was very troubled in her mind, she was delivered of most all of the demons that were tormenting her, and eventually the spirit of pharmakeia was broken off her. She was in her right mind and receiving willingly the word of God and instruction for her life. But within a day some well meaning believers who had no idea of the warfare going on with the sorcery demons, came in and convinced her she needed the psychotropic drugs again for her continued well being. Within a day she was closed up, waxed cold, and not receiving in the way she had before. The sorcery demons got fed and were fired up again, just about all that was gained in the deliverance was quickly lost.

Notice David gives God's alternative to the psychotropic drugs in Psalm 42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope (wait for) thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of His countenance (presence). And again in v6 O my God, my soul is in despair within me; Therefore I remember Thee from the land of the Jordan, and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. So David says, God, I am going to put my hope in You, wait for You, praise You for the help of Your presence, and remember You from the lowest valleys to the highest mountains. If you are stuggling with depression and an unstable mind, cry out to the Lord, He will hear your cry; He will lift your head. Read the Psalms out loud so your spirit and soul hear the words and receive them. Praise the Lord for the smallest victories and even the air that you breathe, the earth under your feet or under your bed if you are bedfast. Stretch your faith and believe that God has something better for you than to be in bondage to drugs. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 And may the God of peace sanctify you wholly: and I pray your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Renew Your Mind Pt 2

Dear beloved: The push is on by the psychopharma industry to enslave every American and people all across the earth to the psychotropic drugs that have been tailored to make our lives "better". There is no emotion or feeling that you can have in your natural body that the makers of these drugs, in hand with the mental health professionals who prescribe them, will not attempt to placate or enhance your peace of mind so that you can live in a state of peaceful bliss here on this earth. This is driven by a huge lie from the pit of hell; the very idea that drugs can be the ultimate source of your bliss is a false premise that has been very successfully marketed to the masses, but it is also a lie because ultimately all it is about is making billions of dollars for the drug companies and the doctors involved in this wicked scheme. As the end times draw near, understand the desire of these companies is to enslave all of us, even down to the youngest children who will be screened at an early age to spot "anomalies" in their personalities. And as the end times draw near, the intensity of the beginning of sorrows Jesus spoke about in Matthew 24:8 will increase to the point many people will desparately seek any solution to their anxiety and emotional burdens. And so psychopharma will be ready and willing to give out the samples free of charge to any and all who come into their snare. Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. Expect that because the love of many will grow cold, you will be persecuted, betrayed, ridiculed, lied to, maybe even put in jail! Not exactly a bowl of cherries, but our hope is not in this world, nor in the systems and solutions of this world for the problems we encounter.

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:14 The natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, for they are spiritually discerned. v15 But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. v16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ. And so we can learn from this that because we have the mind of Christ, we do not need to look to the world's answers when we have our peace disturbed, or our soul shaken by the events and circumstances around us. We receive from the Holy Spirit the counsel for our lives, our health, our finances, our decisions that we make regarding every detail of our life which ultimately determines our peace of mind. In the time of sorrows it will not be easy to find joy; it will not come from the world, it will come from knowing Jesus Christ and having your feet firmly planted on the rock. All who have their feet established on the shifting sands of this world will be shaken off.

If you have already fallen into the trap of trusting the psychopharma solutions for your peace of mind, you are not condemned. There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1), which also tells us that we walk not after the flesh but after the spirit. Therefore, start to pursue the Spirit of God's solutions for your problems. Start trusting the Lord for His promises for you, that He wants to heal you and care for you in every detail of your life, including your thoughts, emotions, and the deepest recesses of your soul. When the lawyer came to Jesus and asked Him, what is the greatest commandment in the law?, Jesus responded this way Matthew 22:37 "Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, all thy soul, and all thy mind. v38 this is the first and greatest commandment. v39 And the second is like unto it, thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. v40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." If we learn to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind, don't you think the Lord has the power to give us a sound mind and the peace to go with it? I believe He does, and that is His will for every man, woman, and child on this earth. Trust the Lord today, build up your faith in Him, and let Him establish in you the mind of Christ. God bless you, In Christ, Jim

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Renew Your Mind

Dear beloved: I have recently been in deliverance sessions with people who are troubled in their mind and have had their peace stolen by the devil, the enemy of our souls. This we see is a trend that is sweeping across America and the world, the disturbance of our peace and the world's desire to fix or placate that peace with psychotropic drugs, street drugs, alcohol and things of that nature. Many people are lashing out with violence at those even that they love the most; shootings within families followed by suicide are a daily occurrence in the news. What is God's solution to our troubled minds, and our despairing souls? We see in Psalms 42:5 David cries out to the Lord, Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence. v6 O my God, my soul is in despair within me; therefore I remember Thee from the land of the Jordan; And the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

There are times in our lives when we are going to get rocked to the core of our being, when our souls are going to be in despair. The events of the coming years in America are going to shake even the strongest of us, yes, even those of us who have our feet firmly planted on the Rock Jesus Christ. David's advice is still the best and should be taken to heart: Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence. David says it doesn't matter where I am, from the land of the Jordan, the lowest valley, to the highest peaks of Hermon, I will remember my God and praise Him all the while. From the low to the high and everywhere in between I will praise Him. Psalm 42:10 As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, while they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?" v11 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance, and my God.

When you get troubled by the enemy and he attacks your mind, know that the warfare you are going through was the very same warfare that David was writing about in the Psalms. The Psalms are songs of praise and encouragement, but they are also songs and stories of warfare battles. The enemy hasn't changed his tactics since the time of David and before: he still comes to steal, kill, and destroy and one his favorite targets is our mind. The battlefield is the mind! An effective weapon against the enemy is to speak out loud, or read out loud, psalms of praise and thanksgiving, speak it out so the enemy can hear it, and your own ears can hear the testimony coming from your mouth. Put your hope and your trust in the Lord, the help of your countenance. Speak out loud, Psalm 43:3 O Lord, send out Your light and Your truth,let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill, and to Your dwelling places. v4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God. May God bless and strengthen you as you go into battle this day. In Christ, Jim

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Occupy Till I Come

Dear beloved: We are watching the future of America unfold in two events that have exploded across our news screens in recent days. The first is the Occupy Wall Street Movement(or any available park in major cities across America). This Occupy movement is a picture of the prophetic future of America as many in the country are occupiers but they are not contributors, they are very intent on taking but not on giving; all they can see about America is what they perceive to be wrong. This movement is driven by a demonic root of envy and covetousness, they want what others have without having to work and sacrifice to obtain it. I for one am very thankful for banks, I have used the services of my local banks for maintaining savings accounts,for car loans and for purchasing land, and I have used the services of distant banks for credit card purchases. What does Occupy Wall Street even want, ultimately it comes down to a venting of anger and frustration because they see others with more and they desire it.

Jesus spoke a parable to his disciples in Luke 19:12 He said therefore," A certain nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return. v13 And he called his 10 slaves, and gave them ten minas, and said to them, "occupy (do business)with this until I come back." As the parable progresses, the master comes back and receives an accounting of all that was done with the mina that each received. Those that invested their mina wisely, put it to use to make more, were given praise and increased authority over many cities. But the one who was lazy and faithless and kept his mina stashed away in a handkerchief, Jesus scolded and took the mina away from him and gave it to the one who already had ten, saying, v26 "I tell you that to everyone who has shall more be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. v27 But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence." This is Jesus idea of occupy, to be productive and thrifty and make more of what you have been given, the exact antithesis of what the Occupy movement is all about.

The second news story that gives us a glimpse of the future happened last week on the Penn State University campus. The allegations of sexual perversion and child rape against a former coach at Penn State rippled though the campus and brought down several administrators as well as head coach Joe Paterno. The announcement that Paterno had been fired touched off a riot in the surrounding campus area that included a vehicle being torched and other acts of vandalism and mayhem. Paul wrote to Timothy in 1 Timothy v9 Realize the fact that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their mothers and fathers, for murderers v10 and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching.

The spirit of lawlessness released at Penn State was in agreement with the demonic forces that led to the rape and molestation of many young boys; that spirit says it is ok to do those things, cover it up, and riot against it if anyone tries to bring it to light. That spirit says that justice for these young boys isn't as important as the reputation of Penn State football and its coaches. The spirit of lawlessness is being manifested across this country in many ways that would have been unthinkable a generation or two ago. When things start to really break down here due to economic collapse and famine, you will see lawlessness go wild. Pray Psalm 91 over yourself and family and home, it will be a time of unprecedented chaos and you will need the protection of your heavenly Father. Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. v2 I will says to the Lord," My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!" May you place your trust in Him! God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Thursday, November 10, 2011

the Return of Christ

Dear beloved: Quote from the book "Visions Beyond the Veil", by H.A. Baker, the Return of Christ. "In the midst of all this chaos, everything was interrupted by the sudden return of Christ. The sun became dark and the moon red like blood. The stars fell in showers. The heavens shook and seemed to roll together as a scroll. There was a great earthquake that rent the earth asunder. Great crevices opened and people were swallowed alive. Buildings were shaken down, collapsing like children's toy houses, killing and burying the tenants. While these things were taking place, the Lord appeared in the heavens. Old and young, rich and poor were overcome with deadly fear. They fled in every direction in wild confusion. Men fled from their shops empty handed, without a thought of their valuables that a few moments earlier had seemed of great importance. Families rushed from their homes without even a glance back upon the luxuries that had been their passion. In one moment, all men became one in purpose; they had only one desire; they sought only one thing-to flee from the face of the returning Judge; they sought only a place of refuge to hide from the visible King of Kings. Some who were not killed by falling houses or who did not tumble into the opened earth tried to flee to the mountains for safety; some leaped into rivers and perished; some turned their weapons upon themselves.

Everywhere was wailing and shrieking. Everywhere was riot and terror. Anything to escape from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of His wrath had come. After this there were visions of the great supper of God, where the beasts and birds were bidden to eat the unburied dead that lay scattered over the ruined earth. Dogs and wild animals were seen feeding on the carcasses of men. Birds and scavengers of the air joined in this supper prepared by God."

These were some of the visions given to the children of Adullam orphanage in China back in the 1920's, as they were taken up into heaven in the spirit to be shown by God the future days of the coming of our Lord and Savior. They were also shown visions of heaven and hell, and allowed to taste of the heavenly fruit of the trees of life, and also see the devastation that is coming when the Lamb comes back as a Lion to judge the earth. Revelation 6:12 And I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; v13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. v14 And the sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. v15 And the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; v16 and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; v17 for the great day of their wrath has come; and who is able to stand?" That is the question, beloved, who is able to stand? Are you able, are you ready? Get some oil in your lamp and be ready! God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Be Watchful

Dear beloved: As we look to events of the day, it is important to keep in mind the Main Event that we are to be looking for: the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have just passed through the fall feasts of Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles, which all remind us prophetically of the coming return of our Savior. The question for us is this: Are we watching the events of the day and letting them overshadow our preparations to go in an instant when the Lord returns? The apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:51, Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. v52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trump shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed.

Some who are here on earth will not taste physical death, as Paul says, we shall not all sleep. He explains this in further detail in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18. v16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first: v17 then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so we shall ever be with the Lord. V18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. So Paul says also to be ready, that when He comes it will happen in the twinkling of an eye, a heartbeat, an atomic particle as it moves and joins Jesus in the air. It is comforting as we think about these words, that no matter what happens here in the earth, for those of us who are born again believers we will always be with the Lord, whether here on earth or in heaven with the saints in glory.

In the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25:1-13, we see that five are wise and ready for the Lord's return, and five are foolish and were out shopping for oil when the Master came back. This is a picture of what you see in the world today; about half of those who claim to know the Lord are actually ready and watching for His return, the other half are saying to themselves, we still have plenty of time, let's play, shop, party, and have some fun. After all, those serious Christians have been saying for a long time that Jesus is coming back, and look, nothing has happened yet. v5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. v6 And at midnight there was a cry made, behold, the bridegroom cometh, go out to meet him. Well we know that the five foolish had no oil so they missed the coming of the Lord.

Watch and pray, beloved, for the coming of the Lord will be as a thief in the night! Get oil for your lamp now and be ready, it is the midnight hour. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Monday, October 17, 2011

Feast of Tabernacles

Dear beloved: We are now midway through the Feast of Tabernacles, or Feast of Booths as it is called in Leviticus 23:42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: v43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. The Lord instituted the Feast of Booths to remind the Israelites that He provided for them supernaturally as they wandered in the wilderness for forty years. He provided manna for them to eat, a food that they had never seen before (Deut. 8:3), and their clothing and shoes did not wear out over those years (Deut. 8:4), and He gave them water to drink from the rock (Exodus 17:6), that they and their livestock would not perish from thirst.

As we think about how God provided for the children of Israel, this is also the time for us to reflect on how God provides for us just as He did for His chosen people. Often we grumble and complain about our status or our provision, or the things that we want but don't have; how easy it is to fall into the attitude of ingratitude. And yet God continues to give us grace and provide for our every need, above and beyond all that we could ever think or imagine.

Prophetically we also see that the Feast of Tabernacles is the fulfillment of all of God's kingdom promises, and that the final outcome of all the prophecies of His word will be literally fulfilled in the second coming of Jesus Christ, when He comes to tabernacle with us here on the earth. John 1:14 tells us that Jesus came to tabernacle, or dwell among us. v14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,(and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth. His first coming He came to dwell for only a few short years, and He came as the sacrificial lamb, the sinless one who shed His blood that through His blood we could all be cleansed and come to know the righteous
ness of God. The second time He comes will be as the Righteous Judge who will judge the wicked and the dead and put an end to rebellion once and for all. He will at that time set up His millennial kingdom reign and prepare the earth for the coming of the eternal, perfect state, the new heaven and new earth, Revelation 21:2. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. v3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Give thanks to the Lord for all that He has given you today, for He is good. Jesus is coming back! God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blow the Trumpet

Dear beloved: We are in the time of the Days of Awe, the Feast of Trumpets, which began on the eve of September 28th, and concludes on Friday eve, October 7th, the Day of Atonement. The Feast of Trumpets is given by the Lord in Leviticus 23:23-25: v24 Speak unto the children of Israel saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. v25 Ye shall do no servile work therein, but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. The blowing of the trumpets had several purposes with the children of Israel: the declaring of a Sabbath or a solemn assembly, a warning of danger and action to be taken, such as calling troops to war, or the announcement of arrival of a king.

For us the trumpet also symbolically does all these things for us, but more than anything else it heralds the arrival and coming of our King Jesus Christ. I Thess. 4:16-18, For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. v17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall ever be with the Lord. v18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. The blowing of the trumpets reminds us that Jesus is coming back and that we should at all times be ready for His coming; we should conduct our lives accordingly, as if He were just over the horizon. Are there things that you would do differently, or people that you would treat differently, if you truly believed that Jesus were coming back this very day?

Yesterday we gathered a group of people to pray over my land and to blow the shofar over the land, to release the Lord's blessing on the land. As the shofar blew out across the land, I could see in the spirit realm the blessings of the Lord piercing through the darkness and sending the enemy running. Just as Gideon went to battle against the Midianites with just three hundred men armed with trumpets, empty pitchers, and torches, he was able to scatter the enemy and rout them; they fell upon each other with swords. Judges 7:20 And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord and of Gideon. v21 And they stood every man in his place round about the camp; and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. v22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the Lord set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host, and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zenerath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

Pick up your trumpet or shofar and blow it over your land, your home, or your city today and send the enemy running. Get ready for the King is coming! God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pray for Israel

Dear beloved: The recent move by the Palestinians to circumvent the negotiation of a Palestinian state by going to the United Nations to have that body grant them the status of full member state has grave consequences, if approved, for Israel and for the United States. God has made an everlasting covenant with His children and the land He gave them is to be theirs for all eternity. In Genesis 12:1-3 God told Abrham, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you; v2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; v3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse, And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Then in verse 7 And the Lord appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land" So he built an altar to the Lord who had appeared to him. This is a test for all the nations of the world, to show that they either stand with or turn away from Israel. Tomorrow night, Wednesday, September 28 is the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets, day one of the Hebrew new year. The blowing of the trumpets reminds us of the rapture of the church and also of the return of our Lord and Savior.

We know from many scriptures in God's word that eventually all the nations of the world will come against Israel. Zechariah 14:1 Behold, a day is coming when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you. v2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished, and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. v3 Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. This scripture is a reference to the mobilization of the nations to Armageddon(Ezekiel 38-39, Joel 3, Rev.16:13-16, Rev.19:11-21). Many nations of the world have already declared with certainty they will line up against Israel, not only in forums such as the United Nations, but also on the battlefield, as all Israel's neighbor enemies have stocked and overstocked their weapons arsenals, ready to move in at the slightest provocation. The question is for us here in the United States: Will we be among the nations that receives a blessing from God for standing with Israel, or will we be cursed as we go the way of those coming against Israel? It is our choice to make.

Beloved, pray at this time for our President Barak Obama and his advisers, for our Congress, for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and all the people of Israel and Jews scattered all over the world. Pray that the United States would line up and support Israel in rejecting this attempt to install legitamate government to an avowed terrorist state, a state whose purpose is not really to have a homeland but to destroy Jews and Cristians wherever they live on the earth. For the sake of our children and grandchildren and for the sake of God's great name and His glory, let us pray that our leaders make the choice that leads to blessings. May God bless you this day as you go forward in prayer. in Christ, Jim

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Come Unto Me

Dear beloved: Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 "Come unto Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. v29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest for your weary souls. v30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Many of us this day are weary and heavy laden, it is a natural result of the earthly battle we are in. We fight day in and day out the good fight of faith, but it has a wearying and debilitating effect on us over time;in fact there are times when we just want to give up and say we are too weary to keep battling. It is at that time that Jesus says to come unto Him, that He will give us the rest we so desperately need. What does it mean to enter His rest?

It means to give all your cares and burdens to Him, just list them, everything that you are contending and battling for, write them down if you need to, and say to Jesus: "You are the King, you are the Captain of the Lord of Hosts, without You I can do nothing, and with You all things are possible." When you do that you are submitting your desire to control all the circumstances in your life, and you are saying to the Lord, "You are not only able to take care of me, but I willfully submit every problem, circumstance, and situation in my life to You, and I trust you that You are faithful and true to Your word to take care of it for Me in the way that best benefits me and brings glory to Your kingdom!"

In the practical sense for me this means putting on some worship music and spending time on my knees before the Lord, just thanking Him and acknowledging His sovereignty over My life, and admitting to Him that in some things I am powerless to control the events and circumstances of my life. Prayer moves mountains, it changes the atmosphere that you operate in, and as it brings you in close communion with the Master, you take on His countenance and His nature. Beloved, take on the yoke of Jesus today, spend some time on your knees, thanking Him for all the trials in your life. James says in James 1:2, Count it all joy when you face diverse trials, v3 Knowing this, the trying of your faith brings patience, v4 and let patience have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Thank Him today and He will give you rest. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Separation of Sheep from Goats

Dear beloved: Everywhere we look these days we see the evidence of God's hand of judgment falling not only on this nation, but on all nations all over the world. There is a great separation going on; those who are gathering for the kingdom are being separated from those who are scattering. This is the earthly rehearsal for the eternal separation yet to come, when the sheep and the goats will be separated according to their works and treatment of Israel and their fellow man.

Jesus laid this plan out in great detail in Matthew chapter 25:31-46. The separation comes after all the nations of the world have been gathered in front of the Son of Man, and all the holy angels with him. V33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left. v34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Then Jesus goes on to list 6 groups of people that the sheep had ministered to: He said," I was hungry and you gave me meat, thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you took me in, naked and you clothed me, I was sick, and in prison and you visited me. Then the righteous asked the Lord, when did we minister to you in these places and in these ways? v40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, verily I say unto you, inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me."

Then Jesus goes on to separate out the goats and judge them on the same grounds that He judged the sheep, but He said to the goats (v41) "Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels": And the King condemns them because they did not minister to Him in those same six groups of people. He wraps up His charge against them by saying in v45 "Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these of mine, you did it not to Me. v46 And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."

Although this judgment is concerned primarily with the persecution and treatment of Israel, it is a primary motivator for anyone who is looking for kingdom work. What does Jesus value when He makes His judgment? Look for the poor, the broken, those sick, in prison, that's where you will find Jesus. You will see Him when you look at and minister to these people. This scripture is what prompted me to answer the call to prison ministry, and has now opened up the doors to international crusades, orphan care in Africa, and many other open ministry doors. If you are wanting to step out in ministry, look for Jesus in the faces of these people, and you will see Him. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Sunday, September 4, 2011

African Countries at the Tipping Point

Dear Beloved: In Matthew 24:7 Jesus tells us that in the last days, "nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places. v8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. v9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for My names's sake. v10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. v11 And many false prophets shall rise, and deceive many. v12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. v13 But he that endures to the end, he shall be saved." Beloved, we are seeing first hand the words of Jesus are being literally fulfilled in countries all over the world.

On my recent trip to Kenya, I saw how people are being delivered up to be persecuted by the growing population of Muslims in that country. The church where I preached in Nairobi is in a mixed ethnic and religious neighborhood, and as a result there is tension there between faiths regarding land issues. At one point a few years ago the night watchman at the church was hacked to death one night as he guarded the church property; consequently, many in the church left that church for churches in safer neighborhoods. The loss in membership meant loss in collections, and the church was unable to keep up payments on a piece of property that it had committed to and had been paying rent on. The muslims in the neighborhood bid a higher payment and was able then to get the property away from the church; mission accomplished. When sin and iniquity abound, the love of many will grow cold. How else could people murder and bomb and destroy, all in the name of a religion of so called peace?

We need to pray for our brethren in countries that face these pressures on a daily basis. We also need to pray for Israel, as God's people are surrounded by these hate filled people who have declared that the only way they will tolerate Israel and the Jews, is if they do not exist at all. The same is coming to America; Islamic radicals will use the freedoms we offer them in this country, (that they offer no one in their own Shariah-bound countries), and they will use those very freedoms to take over our cities and our country, one neighborhood at a time. Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. The pale horse is on the move all over the world, in Africa, in Europe, and now in America. Pray that you may endure to the end! God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Prayers for Stephen

Dear beloved: One of the joys of preaching in Kenya was in meeting new people and listening to their stories; indeed, that is one of the great joys of being a missionary in a far off land. In Mumias, Kenya, I had the privilege of praying for a young man named Stephen, who was living with the Pastor Lucas and his wife Jane.

Stephen, who is 12 years old, has a story similar to many in Africa. His father is infected with the HIV virus, unable to take care of him; and Stephen's mother has already passed away from infection with the virus. The father took a couple of stepmothers to help him with the family, and they too became infected and passed away. And so Stephen is now living with the Pastor, his uncle. On the first night that I preached in the Mumias crusade, Stephen was one of the first to step forward for healing and salvation. I layed hands on him, and the mighty healing hand of Jesus touched him. The second day of the crusade he came forward again, and again the mighty healing hand of Jesus touched him. And again on the third day he came forward for healing prayers and the Lord touched him again. By the end of the week he was looking much better, displaying a healthy shine that would be normal for a young man his age. For you see, Stephen also is infected with the HIV virus. On Saturday of the final day of the Mumias crusade we had a baptism service in a river about a mile from the pastor's church, and Stephen was one of the first baptised, a testimony to the mighty work the Lord did in his life that week.

Matthew 18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them. v3 And said, "verily I say unto you, Except you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. v4 Whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. v5 And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me. v6 But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it would be better for him that a millstone were hung around his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." I believe God is going to heal Stephen of AIDS, if He hasn't already, and that Stephen will be used mightily for the Kingdom to bring others to know Jesus as their Lord. Pastor Lucas has about thirty children that his church has taken in that are infected with AIDS, and they would like to build an orphanage as a permanent place to house, care for, and school these children. Would you pray about your part in helping to build an orphanage? They already have the land, now they just need resources for building materials. If you can help, get in touch with me through the contact information on my website, or email me at Thank you and God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fortunes Of Job Restored

Dear beloved: Another of the pastors who spoke at the morning conference sessions in Mumias, Kenya was a tremendous preacher and teacher of the Word, and in addition,he is a modern day old testament Job. Over the coarse of his life he had buried seven of his ten children. One by one they were taken from him through various events and circumstances that left him and his wife with only three children.

The weight of all that pain, coupled with his preaching regimen, finally caused him to collapse in exhaustion; a deep exhaustion that was unto death. He laid down and was ready to die. The angels of the Lord escorted his spirit up to heaven as he watched his physical body lying there unresponsive on the floor. As he was escorted up through the heavenlies, he was torn between feeling a need and desire for his physical body and the feeling of freedom and joy that he felt from his new spirit body. However, when he came to the gates of heaven, he was not allowed entry, the angels informed him it wasn't his time to stay just yet. And so they escorted him back to earth and into his earthly body; as he approached it his spirit laid down beside and rolled into his physical body. Amazingly, he was refreshed and renewed and he felt no after effects of the fatigue and exhaustion. He has since gone on to preach and pastor with great passion, and is instrumental in establishing a bible college near the border of Uganda with Kenya.

How does one stand up when the circumstances and tragedies of life tend to overwhelm? Not easy, I'm sure, few are tested and tried the way this pastor has been, let alone Job himself. Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, the God who is our salvation. And in Job 13:15 Job says, "Though He slay me, I will hope (trust) in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him." Eventually we read in Job that the Lord restored to him a double portion of all that he had. Job 42:10 And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold, all his livestock and possessions. And he was given 10 more children, seven sons and three daughters. Why not 20 children, you say, that would be double? He was given 20; the ten in heaven that died he would soon be with, and ten more on the earth that were eventually also his to enjoy in heaven. v12 And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. v16 And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his grandsons, four generations. v17 And Job died, and old man and full of days. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Narrow Gate

Dear beloved: One of the pastors who preached at the conference in Mumias, Kenya, relayed this testimony to me about a lady from Spain who had been in a car accident and was in a coma, hovering near death for 48hrs. As she was near death's door, she was taken up in the spirit by the Lord for a visitation to heaven. (See Paul's account of his visitation to heaven in 2 Corinthians 12:1-9) While there in heaven, she met Jesus and He told her it was not her time to stay in heaven, that He was going to send her back to her life on earth with a message. She was to share the message with everyone she came in contact with, and the message is this: Jesus said "only 2 out of 100 people who are dying on earth right now are saved believers coming into heaven."

Matthew 7:13 "Enter by the narrow gate,for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. v14 For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, few are those who find it." It is truly remarkable to think about all the ways the gospel is being preached all over the world this day and age: through radio, television, internet, Bible tracts, Bible distribution, preaching on street corners and in magnificent churches, and yet with all of that, only two percent of the people are being saved. The narrow gate is certainly narrow!

Where do you stand with the Lord Jesus today? If this were to be your last day on earth today, would you be one of the two who would stand at the gate and hear the Lord say, "Well done my good and faithful servant, come in to heaven to enjoy the place I have prepared for you." Or would you be one of the ninety eight who would hear the Lord say, "Depart from me you worker of iniquity, for I never knew you." And you would be banished to eternal torment, separated from God for all eternity because of your pride and hardness of heart. Spend some time today on your knees before the Lord, make sure that you are right with Him, that you have confessed Him before men as your Lord and Savior. You will then have no fear of death, and when you stand before the Lord you can hear those precious words, "Come in!" God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Miracle Testimonies from Kenya

Dear brother Jim,
Iwant to thank God so much for your safe trip back home.God real did miracles in Mumias crusade.Many people received salvation , instant healing and hundreds were delivered.God real moved in a powerful way.God real used you very powerful and perfomed miracles through your hands as he did to paul.
There was many testimonies on Sunday how God perfomed many miracles in many lives.We dance in praise of what God did in mumias crusade.
The church was full that were not able to contain people.We do not know where we will put people in the following services.
Ihave attached the pictures of the ministry, i will please attach pics especially those you and was baptizing people in that river on Saturday.
I and my wife Jane was very church touched for your blessing ministry in our nation.We are praying many big blessings upon you and your work.May God open big doors for finances so that you can be of the blessing to us and use it to come again in 2012..
We kindly ask you to put our ministry website into yours so that many people read a bout us in Kenya.Encourage and speak to many people a bout us and our work , give them our website and God shall bless you .
God's rich blessings !!!
yours in His service
Pastors Lucas and Jane obanda

This was a message I received from Pastor Obanda in Mumias, Kenya, regarding the testimonies about the healings at the Mumias Catch the Fire Crusades. About 200 people gave their lives to the Lord Jesus in Mumias. Pray that we can return there to minister again someday. If you would like to help Pastor Lucas build on to his church, make a donation to Gather the Outcasts Ministry and note on it for the Mumias church. You can donate through PayPal or through the contact information given on the website God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Monday, August 8, 2011

Final Kenya Report

Dear beloved: This will be my final post from Kenya, I will be getting on the plane tonight at 10pm headed for Amsterdam, then Detroit, and on to Omaha. Thank you for your prayers for safe travel and good health these past weeks. The final tally for salvation decisions was over 900 who gave their lives to the Lord. To God be the glory! There was also many miraculous healings, in Mumias in particular one of the pastors told me on Friday that the Lord had spoken to him today would be a day for many miracles. I'm sure those reports will come in later.

Two scriptures have been on my heart today, the first from the book of Amos. Amos 8:11, "Behold days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, but rather for hearing the words of the Lord." Many hearts are hard to the gospel, we preach and we preach, but many turn away because the the enemy has hardened their hearts to the point that they cannot hear or understand what the Lord is saying to them. The way to destruction is broad, the way to salvation is narrow, few are being saved in the present day. The second scripture speaks of the harvest that is being prepared and the need to continue spreading the word no matter what, for the time is short. Joel 3:13 "put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe; come tread for the wine press is full; the vats overflow, for their wickedness is great. v14 Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision!"

The day of the return of the Lord is near, we must work while it is still day. Thanks again for your prayers and support. I will have pictures and videos posted on my website when I get back to America. God bless you, Jim

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mumias Kenya Update

Dear beloved: Last night I flew back to Nairobi from Mumias and today I am just resting after preaching in a church this morning. We wrapped a powerful crusade in Mumias with over 200 coming to give their life to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Yesterday we had a baptism service for some who wanted to get baptized right away, and about 40 were baptized in a local river. Praise be to God!

In addition, pastors from Kibera report that the final tally in the Kibera crusade was 710 salvation decisions, the harvest was great in both locations. I will be getting on the plane for America on Monday night so please pray for my travel home. If God wills I will come back again to Kenya to continue to bring the good news to these precious people. I will post pictures and videos on my website when I get back to Kansas, so check my website for that. Many thanks again to all of you for your prayers. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kibera Update #3

Dear beloved: Last night was the finale of the Kibera crusade. It was extremely powerful, many came to the Lord, over 200,and hundreds came forward for healing and general prayers. The Holy Spirit was moving so powerfully, at times I didn't know if I could stand up! Bwama a safiwe, praise the Lord! The pastors all said it was the best attented crusade they have had in that area in many years. Kibera is a very rough place, the people there are very hardened to the gospel.
The message was from Revelation 22:1, the river of living water that flows down from the throne of God. God wants us to drink of the living water; years ago the Lord took me up in the spirit to drink of the living water. It came at the end of a three day fast of no food or water, the Lord sat me down beside the stream of living water and I took a pitcher and dipped into the steam over and over and filled myself with the water. It was a powerful dream, the Lord was just showing me to drink of Him, that if I drank of Him I would never thirst again! How very true that has been in my life and will be in yours also. Last night as I was leaving Kibera for the last time, I began to cry for the pain and living conditions of those people, it is a very poor and dirty place, but I was also crying for those who are lost there who did not come to the crusade and give their heart to the Lord. I was also grieved that it was the last night; to preach the word of God to lost and hurting people is a high calling and it is true fulfillment. I thank you so much for your prayers.
I will be traveling to Mumias in western Kenya tomorrow and start another five night crusade there on Tuesday night. We will also be teaching pastors during the day so it will be a rigorous schedule. God bless you and thank you again for your prayers. In Christ, Jim

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Kibera Kenya Update #2

Dear beloved: Last night at the crusade the Holy Spirit was moving with great power. Many came forward for salvation decisions, between two and three hundred, and many more came forward for healing prayers. The people did not want to leave, as I left the grounds at 8 o'clock, the praise band was still playing and played on into the night. It was a mighty wind blowing through Kibera. The pastors are saying it is a powerful crusade, as many preachers come into Kibera and the people do not stay to listen to the word, they just turn and walk away. The pastors say from the first night that I have been given favor by God to preach the word with power in this place. To God be the glory! Bwama a safiwe, praise be to God!

The message last night was from John 11, how Jesus called forth Lazarus from the grave, and how we too have been called forth from death into life by Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. We have all been resurrected from death by the blood of Jesus. Sin gives us the stench of death but by His precious blood we have been given the aroma of our Savior. Jesus says, " if you know me you will never die," for He is the resurrection and the life. Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior this day? If you don't, confess your sins and ask Him into your heart and He will answer your plea.

I pray that many would partner with this ministry in taking the gospel to the nations. God is opening up many doors for me at this time. Pray about your part in sending forth the workers into the harvest. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Friday, July 29, 2011

Kibera Crusade Update

Dear beloved: The first two nights of the Kibera Crusade have been very good. The people are staying and are responding. Last night about 100-200 came forward for salvation decisions and for prayers for healing. We are expecting the crowds to get much bigger as the weekend comes. We will go through Sunday night. Kibera is a very rough place. Half a million people living in small shacks, many live on less than one dollar a day. Lots of orphans, drugs, alcohol, prostitution, hiv/aids, and orphans. We are going at it for 4-5 hours each night with the praise bands and preaching.
Pray that many would come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and that many would receive miraculous healings. Pray also for strength and good health for me. Also many in northern Kenya are experiencing famine and drought, so pray that would be broken over this land. Thank you so much for your prayers, keep lifting us up for the next two weeks, as next week I go out to west Kenya city of Mumias and do another five night crusade. God bless you, Jim

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

All is Ready

Dear beloved: Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya. All is ready for the Kibera Crusade. July 27-31. Please keep us lifted up in prayer. I will have an update for you after the first couple of days. Pray for many souls to be saved, for many to be healed, and for health and safety of the ministry team and musicians. Pray that Kibera will be changed and God will be lifted up in this place. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kenya Mission Update #2

Dear beloved: The pace for preparation of the Kenya Mission is starting to quicken. Two weeks ago on Saturday 200 pastors and ministers from the Kibera Pastor's Association met together to pray for the event, under the direction of Rev. Boniface Musoti of Nairobi. In addition, last weekend, all the pastors involved and myself fasted and prayed together for two days as we unite our hearts and minds for this great event. Four thousand posters and six thousand handbills were handed out to the pastors to distribute all over Kibera and Nairobi, to their congregations as well as people on the streets of Kibera. There is also an event page up on facebook, you can see it at Catch the Fire Gospel Crusade. So excitement is starting to build as we approach this great time of harvest for the Lord. The crusade planned for Mumias in western Kenya is also proceeding in planning, with a pastor's association there praying and fasting for the success of that crusade. They are under the direction of Pastor Lucas Obanda of Mumias.

If you are reading this blog, God has brought you here for a reason. Please stand in agreement with me for the following prayer points: 1) That the harvest would be great, that many would come to know the Lord and make Him their personal savior 2)That many would be healed, that God would reveal His power though many signs, wonders, and miracles 3) For personal health and safety for myself and all the pastors involved, especially Boniface Musoti and Lucas Obanda 4) for safe travel going to and from Kenya and while traveling in Kenya, from Nairobi out to Mumias and back 5) For all of our financial needs to be met and we would not lack for anything that is essential to the success of this mission.

As of this writing we still need about $10,000 to complete the funding of the budget for these two crusades. Would you please pray about your part in helping to contribute to this great cause? Jesus is coming back soon, the time for the harvest is now. I am willing to go, would you please help to send? Matthew 9:37 Then said Jesus unto His disciples, The harvest is truly plentiful, but the laborers are few; v38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth workers(laborers) into the harvest. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kenya Mission Update

Dear beloved: The dates for the Kenya crusades have been set and the wheels are in motion for planning of two mighty miracle crusades in that country. The first will be in Kibera, Nairobi, July 26-30, five nights in the open air in the largest slum in Africa. The second will be in Mumias in west Kenya, August 2-6, again 5 nights outdoors. Please pray for these points regarding the crusades: 1. for many to come to know the Lord Jesus as personal lord and savior 2. for miraculous healings of the masses 3. for safe travel, good health and safety for myself, the team with me, and the pastors who I will be working with 4. for all plans to go smoothly and that the devil would not succeed in coming against any of the planning to delay or disrupt 5. for all the necessary provision, that we would not be lacking in anything necessary for the success of these crusades.

It has been prophesied over me that 800 people would come to know the Lord the first time that I speak over there, and the Lord would give more if I ask Him for them. Of coarse I have asked Him for a double portion. In addition, at least 681 people would receive miraculous healings the second night of the crusade according to a prophetic dream given to an inmate disciple. Please pray that these prophesies will be fulfilled literally, with a double portion.

There is still need for provision for funding these crusades. Beloved, if God is putting it on your heart to help send me and a team to Kenya for these exciting crusades, contact me through the website or email me at We still are short about $10,000. There is also still an opportunity to go if you are interested. The cost would be about $2500 per person, including airfare. We will be gone about two and a half weeks. Please pray about your part in contributing to the expenses, or in going yourself. This will be an opportuntiy of a lifetime. In addition to the crusades at night, we will be doing pastor training and visits to orphans and others in need during the day. May God be glorified in all that we do as we walk through the doors that He has opened in Kenya. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Don't Quit Praying Yet

Dear beloved: I have had a couple of people ask me over the coarse of the last year, do you think we should quit praying for America?, as God told Jeremiah to quit praying for the people of Judah. Jeremiah 14:10 Thus says the Lord to this people, "Even so they have loved to wander; they have not kept their feet in check. Therefore the Lord does not accept them; now He will remember their iniquity and call their sins to account." v11 So the Lord said to me, "Do not pray for the welfare of this people. v12 When they fast, I am not going to listen to their cry, and when they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I am not going to accept them. Rather, I am going to make an end of them by the sword, famine and pestilence."

As we look at the daily headlines, and the things happening in our country and being promoted by certain people in our government and court systems, we are often tempted to say, What's the use?, and just give up. And we rationalize that we know the prophetic destiny of America is to turn her back on Israel and line up with all the ungodly nations of the world, so again why not just give up and let the slide go even faster. Beloved, we are called to stand against evil and the schemes of the devil no matter where he rears his ugly head or how far down the road to apostasy this nation goes. So keep praying, for God's sake, for your sake, and for the sake of your children and your children's children. Contend for your nation, your family, your church. Yes, prophecies declared over this nation will eventually come to pass, but can we persevere and intercede so that we can say in our generation, we held fast in the face of calamity and evil.

Can you imagine our loving and compassionate God of the universe, saying at some point about America, I won't receive any more prayers for their welfare or offerings on their behalf. I do not want to hear the Lord say those words while on my watch. I would much rather the outcome be as it was in Nineveh, when Jonah went to that city and preached the message of repentance to them, to turn from their wicked ways. Jonah 3:5 Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them. v10 When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring upon them. And He did not do it. Beloved, do not give up, stay on your knees! God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I Have Appointed You

Dear beloved: I have been reading a lot of Jeremiah lately, the weeping prophet, as this is a season when the Lord is stirring the prophets to cry out to the people of the events that are coming. Anyone with any prophetic gift at all is aware of the burden of being a watchman on the wall at this time, as the enemy surrounds us both within and without our nation and our families. To be a watchman is a high calling, it is not something that anyone would necessarily sign up for or volunteer readily for, it is a gift and mantle that God places on a person when He sees they have a willing and obedient heart.

Just as many of us are reluctant to prophesy or accept our calling, so too was Jeremiah reluctant. We all look for someone else to pick up the mantle when God is speaking to us. God made him aware of his calling in Jeremiah 1:4 Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, v5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations." Then Jeremiah gives his response to the Lord, just as Moses, Isaiah, and many others, including you and me, give back to God all the reasons why we can't fulfill the calling of the Lord. v6 Then I said "Alas, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth." v7 But the Lord said to me, "Do not say, I am a youth, Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, and all that I command you, you shall speak. v8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you," declares the Lord.

Then the Lord stretched out His hand (v.9) and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth." And again in verse 12, Then the Lord said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it." Beloved, it is time for all of us who hear from the Lord to blow the trumpet, to sound the alarm. Warn the people, warn your family, now is the time to turn to the Lord with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind. I pray for each of you reading this that God will give you the strength to walk into your calling, to move into your destiny, to fulfill that purpose here on this earth that you were set aside for from the beginning. God knew you and set you aside before He formed you in the womb! What an awesome calling and responsibility. May God bless you this day as you move forward in the kingdom. In Christ, Jim

Friday, May 20, 2011

A New Chapter

Dear beloved: A new chapter in American history was opened on May 19,2011, by the president of this country when he asked the nation of Israel to give up land to the Palestinians and go back to the borders that existed prior to 1967. This is an unprecedented demand on the people of Israel and will not go unnoticed in the kingdom of heaven. That land was given to the children of Israel thousands of years ago, and was taken by them in more recent times when the Arab nations came against them in 1967. Genesis 12:6 And Abraham passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. v7 And the Lord appeared to Abraham and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." So he built an altar there to the Lord who had appeared to him. In Genesis 12:1 God speaks to Abraham, Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father's house, To the land which I will show you; v2 And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, And make your name great, And so you shall be a blessing; v3 And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.."

Beloved, God is separating the people of the world quickly as He prepares this world to receive His Son Jesus Christ. The separation is being brought about by events and circumstances that will inevitably cause people to make a choice between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness. Our president and his advisors have devised a vain thing: a plan to take land away from Israel that was given to them in a sovereign act by the one who created them and the land, Jehovah God, the Creater of all things. Psalm 2:1 Why are the nations in an uproar, and the peoples devising a vain thing? v2 The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed: "Let us tear their fetters apaart, and cast away their cords from us!" v4 He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. v5 Then He will speak to them in His anger and terrify them in His fury: v6 But as for Me, I have installed My King upon Zion, My Holy Mountain."

v10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment, Take warning, O judges of the earth. V11 Worship the Lord with reverence, and rejoice with trembling. v12 Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are those who take refuge in Him! Beloved, now is the time to take refuge in Him, to pray as never before, pray for the president of this country that his heart would be turned toward the Lord, for our congress that they would be resolute in defense of Israel, for the people of Israel that they would be strong and courageous, and for the descendants of Ishmael, that they too would come to know the Lord and repent of their hatred towards God's children. The Lord's wrath will soon be kindled, prepare and stay on your knees, rejoice with trembling! God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kenya Mission

Dear beloved: Some of you who are reading this blog are wondering how you can effectively help to move the kingdom of God forward in a significant and meaningful way. You are in a position where you know and love the Lord God and yet you feel you are not doing enough to impact this world for the sake of the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. Beloved, we all know that the time is short, there is little time left to share the gospel with this lost and dying world. If you are in that category of wondering what you can do to help, know that God has led you to this blog and to this mission to take the gospel to the nations of the world.

The Lord has opened doors for me to preach crusades in two places in Kenya, the first in Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, and the second in western Kenya in the city of Mumias. Each of the crusades are being sponsored by pastor associations in those respective cities, and each will be 4 nights in the open air with African praise bands, dancers, and singers. It will be an exciting time in the Lord to see many come to the saving knowledge of Him. It has been prophesied over me that 800 people would come to know the Lord the first time that I speak over there, and the Lord would bring more if we just ask of Him; and a second prophesy spoken said that 681 people would receive miraculous healings on the second night of the crusade. So you can see the Lord has some mighty plans in store for these events.

You can help bring these events to pass primarily in two ways. 1) Intercede for these events to come to pass, that the Lord would strengthen me and the team that goes over, and pray also for provision, safety, good health, and protection from physical and demonic attack. 2) Some of you reading this blog are able to provide the provision necessary to make this mission possible. The budget for the two crusades is $20,000, which will include the necessary money for stage setup, sound rental, security, promotional advertising, and funds for pastor meals and training during the day of each crusade. If God is putting it on your heart to help fund these crusades, would you be obedient and answer the call? Get in touch with me through the contact information on the website if you have any questions or want to help to make these crusades a reality. I am walking in faith and believing God has brought someone to this site for this very purpose, and I am a willing vessel to go where God has called me to go to preach the word. May God bless you as you pray about your part in this mission, and may you respond accordingly to His call. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Watch and Pray

Dear Beloved: God is calling us at this time to watch and pray as never before in our nation's history. The very survival of our nation and the future of our children and grandchildren is at stake as we look around and see what is going on in America. The devil knows also that many have turned away from the Lord, and so there is a spiritual slumber and heaviness that one has to break through in order to enter into fervent prayer. It is similar to overcoming inertia, you have to get the demonic ball stopped before you can turn it around and send it the other way. The main sources of the heaviness or demonic inertia are these three: 1. the death cloud of abortion that hangs over the land, 2. the curses that are coming upon us for our treatment of and backing away from Israel, and 3. the spirit of abomination that comes from the push for homosexual "marriage" and all the apostasy in the church that goes along with it.

Jesus took Peter and the sons of Zebedee into the garden in Matthew 26:36, and He told the disciples to wait for Him as He went on ahead to pray. He said, "sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder." Then in v40, He came back to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to them, "What, could ye not watch with Me for one hour? v41 Watch and pray, that ye might not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Twice more Jesus went on ahead to pray by Himself and returned to find the disciples sleeping at that most critical hour. Jesus is asking the same of us today, could you not watch and pray with Me for one hour?

Beloved, all over this land Jesus is being betrayed once again into the hands of those who would mock and despise Him, and try to destroy Him in many ways. He is calling each of us to watch and pray, to stay awake and enter into the battle against all the forces of darkness that are taking over our land. Jesus said in Matthew 11:12, " and from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." We need to prepare to enter into "violent" warfare for the sake of the kingdom; prayer is the hand-to-hand combat of kingdom warriors. Strap on your gospel armor and get ready to go into battle, for the battle is raging! God bless you this day as you go into battle. in Christ, Jim

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Followup to Dream of War

Dear beloved: Two days prior to the night the Lord gave me the dream of war coming, I had another significant dream that was baffling to me until the dream of war was given. In the first dream, I am standing at the top of a stadium looking out over the audience at the beginning of a sporting event. I begin to sing as if going to sing the national anthem, but instead of the national anthem I sing the Lord's prayer. I sing the whole Lord's prayer with great zeal, and at the end of the prayer I wake up and reflect back on the dream, thinking that is a really strange dream, as I had never sung the Lord's prayer ever in my life.

I believe the Lord is saying to me to cover my friends and family each and every day with prayer, and He would have you do the same for you and your friends and family. Each of us has a sphere or domain over which God has given us influence and authority. It is in that domain that we must pray God's will for the people that we have influence and authority over, that they too would be covered by the blood of Jesus and abide under the shelter of His wings. Matthew 6:9 This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name, Thy kindom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we forgive also our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever, Amen. The battle that is coming that was revealed in the dream of war, whether an actual physical battle or a battle of spiritual warfare, will be an intense battle leading up to the battle for all eternity, the battle of Armageddon. Only those connected to Jesus Christ will come out victorious, those disconnected from him will be taken out and will eventually perish, not only on this earthly battlefield, but also for all eternity.

John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit He taketh away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. v5 I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains (abides) in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing. v6 If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up and thrown into the fire and burned. v7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you wish and it shall be given to you. v8 Herein is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be My disciples. Beloved, our only hope for today and forever is to abide in Jesus, that we hide in Him, and that we bear much fruit to bring glory to Him. May you do that today as you go about your daily walk, abide in Him. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Friday, April 1, 2011

Dream of War

Dear beloved: I had a dream last night that I believe speaks of coming war and conflict on American soil. In the dream I go into a stadium with another person. As we walk into the stadium, I notice a few things right away that stand out in my mind: the grass in the stadium is very dry, it looks like late summer brown color and they haven't had any rain; the stands are almost full, probably 50,000 people or more, and they are all wearing green, the only color seen in any of the seats is green; the teams that are lined up on the field do not have pads or footballs, instead they have guns, mostly rifles, some with bayonets. I am also thinking in my mind that this is a rivalry game between two neighboring towns out here in Kansas. As the whistle blows to start the game, the players pull up their rifles and begin to shoot at each other, and some move forward in a zig-zag fashion to keep from getting hit, others run forward and fall on the ground to take up a shooting position from the ground. As the conflict progresses some go by in front of me with prisoners marching in front of the bayonets, they have obviously been captured. Others are lying on the ground nursing all kinds of wounds, broken bones, bloody flesh, wounds of every kind. The last scene as I am walking out of the stadium, I see body parts sticking up out of the ground, a hand sticking out as if severed, and legs and feet mangled and sticking out.

Interpretation of the dream: I believe this dream speaks of coming war here in America, not only of internal conflict as in possibly a civil war of some kind (the teams lined up against each other with rifles), but also possibly terrorist attacks in the form of very destructive bombs (severed body parts sticking up out of and lying on the ground). I believe the Lord also is giving a sense of timing with the very dry, brown looking grass (late summer to fall), as well as the fact it is a rivalry game between two local teams (high school football season). The people in the stands represent the people of America, sitting idly by watching the events of the day. The color green speaks of flesh, or carnal activity, and the stadium speaks of business as usual in the sports and entertainment field (people don't see what is coming ahead because they are too busy with fleshly pursuits to hear the warnings from God). There will be a body count from the explosions and the gunfire, and the bayonets, as well as some prisoners will be taken (by foreign invaders?)It will be at times a bloody and gruesome scene.

Beloved, hide the word in your heart and pray for your friends and family. Great sorrows are coming to our land. Pray the song that David spoke when the Lord had delivered him out of the hands of his enemies. 2 Samuel 22:v2 And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; v3 The God of my rock; in Him will I trust; He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; thou savest me from violence. v4 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. v47 the Lord liveth, and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation. Please share this with your family and friends. Pray, Pray, Pray. May God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Calm in the Storm

Dear Beloved: I had dream on 3/21 that I would like to share. In the dream I am in a building with some other people, we are looking out the window and watching a great wind blow outside. Ceiling tiles, clothing, furniture, and lots of other stuff of every description was blowing down the street. Some people were running out into the street, trying to salvage some of the furniture and stuff that is blowing by.

I believe the Lord is showing me that the tornado that is coming to the land is very near, we will start to feel the effects of it very soon. Please read two Dreams of Tornado posted on this site back on 1/5/11 and 8/6/10. As the front edge of the tornado comes into town, the greatest impact will initially be felt in the area of financial breakdown, and as a result many will lose their possessions and precious belongings. Some will risk their lives running out into the storm to rescue a family heirloom, but for many they will lose everything. The time is very short, as the Lord has given two dreams prior concerning the tornado, and now the wind is here.

Mark 4:35 And on that day, when evening had come, He said to them,"Let us go over to the other side." v36 And leaving the multitude, they took Him along with them, just as He was, in the boat, and other boats were with Him. v37 And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. v38 and He Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" v39 And being aroused, He rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. v40 And He said to them, "Why are you so timid? How is it that you have not faith? v41 And they became very much afraid, and said to one another, "Who is this then, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"

Beloved, the time of the great storm is upon us. God has shown me over the past few years that the time of judgment on America will be a time of great shaking, and even the strongest of us will be at times rocked to the core. Jesus can calm the storm in your life, He is the answers when all the seas around you are being violently tossed to and fro. Hide yourself in Him, He alone is the refuge that can calm the storm. Without Him we would all perish, with Him we will make it through safely to the other side. Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
May God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim

Sunday, March 20, 2011

God Protects His Anointed

Dear beloved: Some people in the body of Christ feel it is their duty to attack and malign others who are serving or ministering in the body, primarily because their methods or anointings are in some way different or unfamiliar. Or in other instances, the manifestations of the Holy Spirit come to ministries in ways in which we are not familiar. Beware making judgments about God's anointed, for in so doing you may be doing the work of Satan in bringing down the movement of God.

In speaking of Abraham sojourning in the land of Canaan, God speaks in Psalm 105:14 He suffered no man to do them wrong; yea, He reproved kings for their sakes; v15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. God protects His chosen and His anointed, it is His sovereign right to choose His prophets and to allow them to minister, even in ways that we may not agree with or acknowledge. When Saul pursued David into the cave at Engedi in 1 Samuel 24:1-6, David had an opportunity to take Saul out (v4) but instead chose to cut off the edge of Saul's robe secretly. v5 And it came about afterward that David's conscience bothered him because he had cut off the edge of Saul's robe. v6 So he said to his men, "Far be it from me because of the Lord that I should do this thing to my Lord, the Lord's anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, since he is the Lord's anointed." v7 And David persuaded his men with these words and did not allow them to rise up against Saul. And Saul arose, and left the cave, and went on his way.

When we speak against other ministries and God's anointed, Satan just stands back and watches with glee, content that his dirty work is being done by those who profess to be part of the body of Christ. So it just makes his job that much easier, and it also gives justification for unbelievers to mock the body, saying, "look at the way they tear each other down, where is the love and compassion they preach?" Mark 9:38 John said to Him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to hinder him because he was not following us." v39 But Jesus said," Do not hinder him, for there is no one who shall perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. v40 "For he who is not against us is for us." So Jesus is saying leave them alone, God is big enough to take care of them if they are not of us, but in the meantime do not discount their work.

Beloved, all those who are ministering in the name of Jesus need our prayers, not our snap judgments and condemnation. When we judge incorrectly or hastily, we bring condemnation on ourselves as well as the body of Christ. Why don't we pray for each other instead? Pray for those whom you may have disagreements with, or whom you may question their methods. Just because the Holy Spirit manifests differently under a person's anointing doesn't mean it is not of God. Pray that God would anoint in an even greater way those that He has chosen. Let us be about building each other up in the body of Christ. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Prayers for Japan

Dear beloved: I have received word that an aunt of mine from Kansas is in Japan and was on the 17th floor of an apartment building in Tokyo when the earthquake struck. She was obviously terrified as was her family and all others in Japan; the building swayed and rocked but no major damage was done in the area where they were. She and her family will stay in Japan for awhile longer, they intend to go to the south of the country where power and fuel is in fairly normal supply and then return back to Kansas. We know many others were not so fortunate, please join me in prayer as this disaster could have easily been here in the United States with equally devastating results. There but by the grace of God go I.

Luke 13:1 There were present at that season some that told Him of the Galilaeans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices v2 And Jesus answering said unto them, do you suppose that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? v3 I tell you, no, but except you repent, you shall all likewise perish. v4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, do you think that they were sinners above all men that dwell in Jerusalem? v5 I tell you, no, but except you repent, you shall all likewise perish. Beloved, God is shaking the whole world to try to wake people up to His presence, He is calling out to all to come to Him, to repent and kneel at the foot of the cross, to cry out for mercy in this hour of sorrows.

This type if shaking is coming to the United States, get ready for it. Please get your spiritual house in order, get your feet on the Rock of Jesus! Make some physical preparations and store up some things that you will need in case of emergency. You can also look up the dreams given to me by the Lord posted in 2010, mostly in February and March, that speak of coming famine and breakdown here in the United States. This is part of the judgment of God over this and other nations, and it will last for several years, this is just the beginning. 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, He is my refuge and my fortress;in Him will I trust. v11 He will give His angels charge concerning you, to keep you in all your ways. v12 They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone.
Beloved, get yourself and your family under the shelter of His wings, do not put it off. The time of reckoning is now, the Spirit is moving very quickly. May God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rain Down, Snow Down

Dear beloved: As we are entering a new season in the Lord and watching another beautiful snowfall, it seems that everyone is undergoing an intensity of onslaught from the enemy, as well as the judgment of God being unleashed in the form of natural disasters, and financial pressures as never before. Years ago I used to sing a lot of southern gospel music, and one of my favorites was a song titled "Where Could I Go But to the Lord?". Where could I go, where could I go, seeking a refuge from the storm, Needing a friend to help me in the end, where could I go but to the Lord?

Psalm 121:1-7 v1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where does my help come from? v2 My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. v3 He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. v4 Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. v5 The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade on your right hand. v6 The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. v7 The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. v8 The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.

Beloved, start speaking God's word over yourself, your family, your finances, your church, and everything else that you want God to touch in this time of harvest. God is allowing all these trials and tribulations to come into our lives because He wants to clean us up and get us ready for the return of His Son Jesus Christ. He is trying to stretch our faith and build warriors for His kingdom, prayer warriors, servant warriors, love and compassion warriors, all those attributes that are in Jesus Christ, He wants to bring those forth in us also.
Isaiah 55:10 For as the rain and snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth, And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; v11 So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me empty(void) Without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent

God is watching over His word to perform it. He wants it to succeed in the purpose for which He sent, so speak it, pray it, sing it, meditate on it, and it will water your garden just as the rain and snow water it. God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim

Friday, February 25, 2011

Time of Sorrows

Dear beloved: It is obvious from recent new events that we are very much in the time of sorrows, the time of birth pangs, and the sorrows and pangs are beoming increasingly stronger and closer together. Matthew 24:6-8 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. v7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and pestilence, and earthquakes in diverse places. v8 All these are the beginning of sorrows (birth pangs).

God gave a prophetic sign when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand. We are saddened by the deaths and injuries, and of coarse the devestation of the city will take many years to rebuild. The main spire of the Anglican Cathedral in the center of Christchurch was toppled, the exclamation point on the shaking of that city. The Lord is saying to all who have ears to hear, and especially to Christ's church, His church, get ready for a great shaking is coming. Haggai 2:6 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, Yet once, in a little while, I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land. v7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come; and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of Hosts. Everything in our world is going to get shaken, so therefore, get your eyes on Jesus and your feet on the rock that cannot be shaken. Get your eyes off man's doctines, man's denominations, man's rewriting of the scriptures to accommodate his sinful desires, for God is going to shake all of that to the ground, just as he did the spire of the Christchurch Cathedral.

I Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin in the house of God; and if it first begin with us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? v18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? v19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well being, as unto a faithful Creator. Beloved, this is a time of self examination, for how can we in the church bring to the world the message of salvation if we ourselves are full of sin? Let judgment begin in the house of God, so we can be ready to bring in the harvest of the ungodly and the sinner, as the Lord requires. Examine yourself this day, heed the warning from God! Get your feet planted firmly on the Rock, Jesus Christ. May God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim