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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