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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blessings for the New Year 2013

Dear Beloved:  As we approach the turning of the calendar and the beginning of the New Year 2013, many are looking forward not with anticipation, but with anxiety and trepidation to the coming year.  The events in America that brought many to their knees at the end of 2012, the worst storm in the history of this country, followed shortly thereafter by one of the most horrific killings in American history, have made us all tense and feeling as if we are looking over the edge of a cliff.  And if that were not enough, now we have another cliff to worry about, the so called "fiscal cliff", that could further burden all Americans with increased taxes and possible job layoffs in the days ahead.  With all that to cheer us on and propel us into the new year, it's no wonder people are reaching for the medicine cabinet more to try to find a cure for their headache or ulcer.  Is their any hope in this world for joy, peace, or happiness?

Jesus made it clear to His disciples that in the end days the only peace to be found in the world would be found in Him.  John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful."  And again in John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world."  Jesus spoke about abiding in His love and in His words, that the abiding presence of Him in our life would give us the joy that we are looking for, as well as become the avenue through which we can ask God for the blessings in our life that the world cannot give to us. John 15:7 "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you v8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.  v9 Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love."  Then He concludes this part of His teaching to the disciples by saying in doing these things, their joy would be made full.  v11 "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full."  So we see that the way to overcome the world, to defeat the fear and trouble and sorrow that is gripping the world, is to abide in the presence and Word of the living and loving Lord and Savior of all mankind, Jesus Christ.

As a preacher of God's word and one who also carries the prophetic mantle, I can safely predict what is coming in the year ahead:  expect more of the same and even increased tribulation and troubled waters.  The events of the past are a harbinger of the things to come.  I have written extensively of dreams and visions given to me by the Lord concerning the future of America, please look in the archives, mostly in the spring of 2010 for some of these postings on this blog. Beloved, the only hope for you and I in this world is in Jesus, the Overcomer, through whom we can have peace and joy.  He shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary so we could have victory over the curse of this world.  Submit to Him today, 2013 could be the greatest year for you ever, God wants to take you to higher realms of glory, that you would bring glory to His name and reap the blessings!  May God bless you as you walk with Him boldly into the New Year.  In Christ, Jim     

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Time of Sorrows Revisited

Dear beloved: Jesus told the disciples who were questioning Him about the end times scenarios in Matthew chapter 24, that there would be coming a time of sorrows, or a time of birth pangs.  These sorrows would be characterized by these events: that many would be coming in the name of Jesus to deceive the masses, saying, I am the Christ, and there would also be wars, rumors of wars, and nation would rise against nation, and kingdom against kindom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places.  What we have witnessed in the past week take place in one of our nation's elementary schools has certainly reminded us once again that we are in the time of sorrows, the collective pain and anguish felt by all Americans of conscience has taken the breath out of each of us.  Our prayers and sympathy go out for each and every family, friend, and loved one of all the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, may God bless and strengthen them with the comfort of the Holy Spirit as only He is able in the days ahead.

There will be many solutions offered up to try to turn the wave of violence that is sweeping our nation, most of it centered around taking the guns and ammunition away from people, and even far-reaching solutions such as metal detectors and fortifying every school, campus, and meeting place in America.  Can you imagine, Americans being held prisoner in their own land, not by an outside enemy, but by the demons of hate, murder, and rage, that we have allowed knowingly and willingly into our land, through the cesspool of filth and moral depravity that masquerades as entertainment in television, movies, and video games?  Kingdom is certainly rising up against kingdom, just as Jesus predicted, only the kingdoms are not earthly ones, it is the kindom of darkness and evil verses the Kingdom of Light.  The mayor of Sandy Hook declared that "evil has visited our community", he certainly got that right, but it has been visiting for a long time now, and evil is announcing that we are taking over.

When a nation gives its schools and its children over to the wanton pleasures of the flesh and has no regard for the Word of God, nor any fear of God in the laws that they pass or the moral stance that they take, then the outcome for the children is quite predictable.  When God and moral values are not taught in the schools, when total rebellion towards God is taught in the form of promotion of abortion,(the murder of children in the womb before they get to elementary school), when homosexual perversion is openly promoted by the highest officials and even some church leaders, then God has no choice but to give us over to judgment.  Whenever the devil is given an opportunity to come in and take territory, he will certainly be more than happy to do that.  Psalm 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?  Beloved, there is only one thing the righteous can do, get down on our knees and cry out for mercy, for mercy is all that is going to spare us from the wrath of God.  v7 For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.  Beloved, cry out for mercy, pray for your church and elected leaders, share the hope of the gospel, that is the only hope for this nation, there is no other.  May God bless you as you pray this day, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Antidote for Holiday Despair

Dear beloved:  Many are troubled with despair and depression at this time of year, whether it be due to loss of loved ones due to death, sickness, or divorce, or maybe due to fractured relationships that have brought pain and suffering into a person's life.  Or for some it may come from more natural causes such as pain from cancer, arthritis, or other health issues that lead to despair and discouragement, and even the decreasing sunlight and long nights may be a contributing factor.  Beloved, if you are one of those who dreads the Christmas season and cannot find the joy that it appears others have, know that God in His benevolent wisdom has given you an antidote for the feelings that envelope you at this time.  That antidote is the Holy Spirit, freely poured out on all believers as a free gift to those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Jesus told the disciples in John 14:16 "And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever.v17 that is the Spirit of  truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. v18 I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you."  And so Jesus told His disciples that He would leave them with a Helper, the paracletos in Greek, which means helper, counselor, or advocate.  Jesus went on to explain that this Helper would know the truth in all things, and would freely reveal the truth to us if we just asked for it, and that the world would not be able to receive the Helper because it does not know Him or Jesus Christ.  So we have the opportunity to also receive the Helper, the Holy Spirit of God, if we simply get our hearts right with God and ask Father God for a part of Himself to come abide with us.

Jesus made it clear that the world would not be able to give this Helper, and Paul makes the same point in 1 Corinthians 2:14 but a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.  Jesus also says in John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful."  Beloved, look to the Lord Jesus and to the Holy Spirit if you are troubled and fearful this season of the year.  The world and all its darkness and hopelessness will never be able to comfort or counsel us, will never be able to take the trouble and fear out of our hearts.  Trust the Lord, He has promised us the antidote for trouble and fear, the gift of His Holy Spirit.  May God bless you this day as you move forward in the Kindgom.  in Christ, Jim

Friday, November 30, 2012

Prayers for Goma, Congo

Dear beloved:  I am sending out this prayer request for the city of Goma, Congo, a city of 1 million people that sits on the eastern border (bordering Rwanda) of  the Congo.  It is the capitol of North Kivu state, and it is the economic hub of the mineral rich area that is the focal point of unrest and rebel activity that has been going on in the Congo for many years.  The Lord took me and a team of four others into Goma in September for a series of revival meetings and pastor training, to encourage the body of Christ and also to give the church, along with the Governor of  North Kivu, a prophetic word to strengthen their walk with the Lord.  The Lord had me preach from 2 Chronicles 20:21-22, the battle that King Jehoshaphat had with the sons of Moab and Ammon. v21 And when Jehoshaphat had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the Lord and those who praised Him in holy attire, as they went out before the army and said, "Give thanks to the Lord, for His lovingkindness is everlasting."  v22 And when they began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab, and Mt. Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed.

Ten days ago the rebel army, after a brief firefight,  moved in and took over Goma, as the thousands of UN peacekeepers stood by and watched.  But the  rising tide of international opinion and condemnation by neighboring African countries has caused the rebels to announce a withdrawal from Goma to 12 miles outside the city limits, a withdrawal that is taking place right now.  So the prophetic word given to Goma is coming to pass: this is a mighty move of God to see this city have peace and stability not only in the natural realm, but that a future revival fire would sweep through Goma and North Kivu state, and many would be saved and delivered in the name of Jesus.  The last night of the Goma crusade we had a heavenly visitation as a result of the prophetic message about King Jehoshaphat, and an uproar of praise, worship, and dancing went on for some time before we had to stop it due to time and security constraints.  God was confirming that He was going to do something mighty in Goma, I believe this retreat is a manifestation of that confirmation and that Goma will be free. 2 Chronicles 20:20 And they went out early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, " Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the Lord your God, and you will be established; put your trust in the prophets and succeed."

Beloved, please pray with me that Goma will know peace and stability, that the people there will prosper and that no harm will come against them and their children, and also that the rebel army will lay down its arms and go back to their homes and countries. Matthew 6:9 Pray then in this way: "Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed by Thy Name, v10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."  Lord, bless Goma and all the people of the Congo today, that Your kingdom will come in that place as it is in heaven.   God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tribute To My Dad

Dear beloved:  My earthly father, Lyman Rowh,  passed on to his heavenly home on November 14, 2012.  He had been battling cancer for several years and finally the Lord said, "No more sorrow, no more tears, no more pain."  He was 86 years old, had been surrendered to the Lord Jesus for most all of his life here on this earth; he was also a Sunday school teacher and elder of the church most of his adult life.  He left as survivors his wife, Georgia, and three sons and daughter with their spouses and families, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren in all.

The Lord opened the door for me to preach at his memorial service, and Dad had left scripture for me to preach from, the 8th chapter of Romans, no less, the meat and potatoes of the Christian faith.  Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Christ Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.  If we could ask God for anything and know for sure that He would give us what we ask, wouldn't it be great if we could get God Himself to come and live within us, to indwell us?  Well, that is what happens when we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit; God sends His Spirit, the third person of the Triune God, to take up residence in our Holy Temple.  This Spirit then becomes to us our intercessor, our advocate, our helper, our counsel, and our peace.  Jesus said about the Holy Spirit, "The Holy Spirit, when He comes, will lead you into the truth in all things, He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will disclose to you what is to come." John 16:13 v14 He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose it to you.  I was so blessed to be able to share the gospel message with the 300-400 people in attendance, as it was the wish of my father that everyone who attended would have an opportunity to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

Romans 8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.  Beloved, you can know for sure if you are a son or daughter of God, the Holy Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. (v16)  If you do not have the peace and wisdom of the Holy Spirit, and you do not have the confidence that you know for certain if you have eternal life, ask the Lord to forgive you of your sins, repent and turn from your sinful ways, and receive the Savior into your heart this very day.  Let Him be the Lord of your life, and you will know for sure that you have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit.  May God bless you this day as you seek the Lord, in repentance and in thanksgiving for all that He has done for you.  God bless you, and may you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving.  in Christ, Jim

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sandy the Historic Storm

Dear beloved:  I have been praying for the people who are suffering from the storm named Sandy that has struck the northeast coastal states of the United States. As I have prayed and asked the Lord about this storm, He has revealed to me some of the lessons to be learned from this storm.  Because of the enormity of the size and the scope of destruction, as well as the timing of the storm in relation to the upcoming elections, it is natural that those of us with a prophetic mantle would inquire of the Lord in regards to its prophetic track, as well as praying for those who in the natural who have suffered greatly.  So as a result of the prayers the Lord has revealed to me three main things.

First, the name of the storm Sandy, spoke to me about the nature of those who build their house on the sand. Matthew 7:24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man, who builds his house on the rock, v25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house, and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. v26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand, v27 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the wind blew, and it fell and great was its fall.  The Lord is giving America a warning, a harbinger of things to come if we do not turn back to Him, that if we do not get our house built upon the rock, breakdown and destruction and calamity will be the order of the day.  God is doing everything possible to get people's attention, to put them on their knees so they will seek Him with all their heart, mind, and soul. 

Second, the location of the storm, its main track took it right into the seats of corruption, New York City, the mystery Babylon and center of commerce for America and much of the world, and the Jersey shore and Atlantic City, the gambling center for all of the east coast. Revelation 18:4 Come out of her, My people, that you may not participate in her sins, and that you may not receive of her plagues, v5 for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.  v8 For this reason one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire, for the Lord God who judges her is strong. v11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys her cargoes anymore. v19 They (the merchants) threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, "Alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate."  It is interesting to note that the New York Stock Exchange went quiet and dark for two days, the first time that has happened in the 108 year history of the exchange.  Also at the the height of the storm, even in the midst of the rain and ocean tidal waves, part of the burroughs of New York City were actually on fire, just as the scripture in verse 8 above describes, fire which speaks of the judging side of God, judging the corruption and immorality of mystery Babyon.

Third, the timing of the storm as it came just before the election, to cause people to meditate and ponder the future of America and the profound importance of the election at hand. Romans 13:4 For it (government) is a minister of God to you for good.  But if you do what is evil, be afraid, for it does not bear the sword for nothing, for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil. v5 Wherefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath,, but also for conscience sake. And so the Lord is highlighting the importance of this election, that we the people are being held responsible, as we rightly should be, for the people who we vote into office; are they a minister of God for good, or are they ministering evil?  When the government becomes a minister and promoter of evil, a promoter of those things which God abhors, such as abortion and homosexual marriage, then God has no choice but to minister judgment to bring them back into line.  He did it with His own children Israel, and He will do it with the United States of America, a country He wants to bless and loves very much.

Ultimately, I believe a great revival will sweep across this nation as a result of this storm, and many will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  The New England states and those states that were especially hardhit, New Jersey and New York, will see a different fire come out of these days of desperation, a fire of revival and turning to the Lord they have not seen in many years.  They have drifted far from the Lord, but the Lord is turning them back, and says to them, "choose for yourself this day who you will serve, if Baal be god serve him, but if not, then serve Me, the one and only true, Living God."  Pray for those in the wake of the destruction, that they would turn to the Lord and honor and serve Him, that God's blessing to New England and this nation will be renewed and restored.  God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Upcoming Elections

Dear beloved:  With the elections looming large less than two weeks away, it is important to keep in mind God's perspective in the elections, and what He desires for this nation.  Many are still undecided on who they will vote for, if you are one of those reading this blog consider the issues and candidates from God's point of view.  The Lord instructs us through Solomon that righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. (Proverbs 14:34)  That is a far cry from the current political climate and debates, where virtually the only topic considered worthy of discussion is the economy, taxation, and the national debt.  While all these issues are very important, it is interesting to note that the discussion of moral issues, those issues that define the righteousness of a nation, are for the most part considered off limits for discussion.  Is it because these issues are the ones that truly reveal the heart and character of a candidate?  Because these are issues of the heart, they are the ones that are of utmost importance to God, for as rightousness exalts a nation, it is obvious that without righteousness this nation will not be exalted.

The two most important issues from God's point of view are these: 1) the sanctity of human life, for this is the foundation of all life and human activity under God's heaven.  In Genesis 1:26 God said, "Let Us (Triune God) make man in our Our image, according to our likeness; ;and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." v27 And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  And so the taking of human life through abortion is a complete and total rebellion against God's sovereign right to grant life here on this earth.  Even nature itself testifies against abortion, as humans for the most part are the only creatures on earth that intentionally, in a premeditated fashion, murder their young while in the protection of the mother's womb.  The propagation of the culture of death that begins with abortion speaks volumes about the heart of a person and of a nation; as long as unlimited abortion is the law of the land in America, the curses of God and the loosing of the devil will be profound upon this land.  2) The second issue that is close to the heart of God is the sanctity of marriage, this arises out of the first, as God has sovereignly created man and woman so they are the earthly creators of the next generation of Godly people; in addition, man and woman in marriage are also the earthly picture of Jesus Christ the Bridgroom, and His earthly bride the church (Ephesians 5:27-32).  And so the antithesis of God's plan for marriage and procreation is homosexual marriage, as it is open rebellion towards God's plan for human sexuality and procreation, as well as His picture of Christ and His bride, the church.  Can Christ be truly wedded to a church that full of spots, wrinkles, and perversions? No.

One prominent party, the Democratic party, and virtually all of its candidates are sold out to the institutions of abortion and homosexual marriage, these two parts of their platform are paramount and leave no room for doubt as to where they stand.  As you consider your vote, and how best to bring the blessings of the Lord onto this land, keep in mind the view from the Lord's vantage point, and vote accordingly.  God is not interested in the labels that men adopt for themselves, though that is something to consider, but God is primarily interested in the heart, as that is what He sees.  Romans 2:14 For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law unto themselves, v15 in that they show the work of the Law written on their hearts, their conscience bearing witness, and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, on the day when, according to my Gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus. Party affiliation is increasingly becoming an affirmation or rejection of these two issues, so it becomes quite easy to size up a candidate.  In the case of this year's election, a self proclaimed Mormon (gentile), instinctively does the things of the Law, because that moral code of God's will is written on his heart.  Another who claims to be Christian, but is in fact gentile (mixture of christian and muslim), obeys not the Law, so his thoughts accuse him before the righteous judgment of God.  Pray about it, you will see it.  God bless you, Jim

Prayer Meeting in Kenya Grows

Dear beloved:  I continue to receive updates from the university students in Kenya who have started meeting to pray as a result of the Tassia/Nairobi Victory Church revival in September. The number of these students now meeting has grown to 65, and they are meeting every Wednesday to pray for 24 hours, with the goal of eventually taking it up to a 24/7 ongoing prayer vigil. This is very exciting for the city of Nairobi as well as the country of Kenya and all of East Africa.  

Acts 2:42 And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostle's teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  v43 And everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. v44 and all those who had believed were together and had all things in common. v45 and they began selling their property and possessions, and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. v46 And day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, v47 praising God, and having favor with all the people.  And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

If one can put a thousand to flight and two put ten thousand to flight, just think what 65 students praying together can do.  This is a mighty move of God!  Let us pray and ask the Lord to continue to bless this move so that more will join, that they will have the provision and stamina to do mighty exploits for the Lord.  If anyone reading this blog would like more information, please email me at, I would be happy to share information.  The students have also asked for money to purchase or to be sent a laptop computer, if you would be interested in providing either of those let me know.  May God bless you as you pray today, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Revival in Kenya

Dear beloved: I have received an email from the brother in Nairobi who started a prayer movement after the meetings I conducted at Victory Church in Tassia, Nairobi back in September. The prayer group is comprised of a group of twenty or more university students who attended the meetings, and then went back to their campus and began meeting on a regular basis to pray for their country, the upcoming elections in 2013, and for their own walk with the Lord. In the email he informed me of a revival that has broken out among the group, and they are taking it to the campus and the city as the Lord gives them direction. He asked for prayers from me and the people who follow this ministry, not only for the continuing prayer vigil, but also the revival to catch fire.

Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place v2 and suddenly there came from heaven the sound of a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the house where they were sitting, v3 and there appeared unto them cloven tongues as of fire, and it sat upon each of them v4 and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. As the revival fires broke out in Jerusalem that Pentecost day nearly 2,000 years ago, I pray that also the revival fires would break out in Nairobi this very day, and spread all over Kenya and then all over Africa, even to the ends of the earth. The same Holy Spirit that was poured out on all flesh that day, is here and present also this day, and is just waiting to stir up the hearts of those who would have a desire to invite Him into their presence.

Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. v32 and the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and one soul; neither said any of them that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. v33 And with great power the apostles were giving witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all. Ask for the fire of the Holy Spirit to come into these precious saints in Africa, and the fire they start would also spread to America; we need revival here desperately. May God pour out His blessing on those in Kenya and may God bless you as you pray today. in Christ, Jim

Monday, October 8, 2012

Insane Boy Delivered!

Dear beloved:  One of the most dramatic moves of God I have seen came at a meeting we were having at the New Hope Fellowship church in Mumias, Kenya.  We had been having some very powerful meetings in the church, the Holy Spirit was moving in a mighty way, setting people free and giving them joy unspeakable.  A young boy about 13 years of age was brought into the meeting by his mother, and she told one of the pastors that the boy had been insane since he was in the third grade.  The boy came up to the front and I began to pray over him and lay hands on him, and then I hugged him and held on to him for several minutes, just so he could feel the power of the Holy Spirit that was coming through me.  At that point he just fell to the ground, and lay motionless for about 30 minutes on the ground.  I wrapped a prayer shawl that I was using around his head as he laid still on the ground, soaking in the presence of the Spirit.  When he finally did get up, another pastor and myself starting asking him questions, and he was able to answer them and was in his right mind!  Praise the Lord!  He came back to the meetings the next two nights and we prayed for him again, for the Lord to confirm and seal the healing and deliverance, that he would be made whole and complete by the power of the Holy Ghost within him, to finish what God had started.

I have some pictures of the boy which I will be posting on my website, or if you want to see it in a mailer to your email box, let me know at and I will send you the mailer that I sent out from Africa with his picture on it.  Matthew 17:15 "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic, and is very ill; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water.  v16 And I brought him to Your disciples, and they cold not cure him."  v17 And Jesus answered and said, " O unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you?  How long shall I put up with you; Bring him here to Me." v18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once.  v19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?"  v20  "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you. v21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.."

The Lord Jesus wants to set all of us free, He went to the cross for out healing as well as our salvation.  The power on display there that set this lunatic boy free at Mumias was the same power Jesus displayed when He cast the demon out of the young boy in front of the disciples. Believe it and you shall receive, if you are burdened down with sickness and depression, know that God has a plan for you to set you free, and the power to back up that plan.  Speak to the mountain and watch in expectation for it to move!  May God bless you as you move forward in the kingdom today, in Christ, Jim

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Victory Church Meeting in Nairobi

Dear warriors: Last night's meeting at Victory Church was amazing, the Daystar Chorus and praise band is nothing short of out of this world, I hope to bring them to Kansas when they come back to tour the US in 2014. They can sing, dance, play instruments, do it all, there was 22 of them on the platform and it was constant motion and fragrance of worship, I was humbled to be with them. Today we are praying for more of everything, I will be preaching on deliverance from Isaiah 61, Jesus came to set the captives free. Some of the people in attendance last night were Muslims from Mogadishu, Somalia, they came because their children are in Boniface's Victory School, they are learning scriptures and bible stories! Bwana a Safiwe, praise the Lord!

I have a prayer request and donation request for my host pastor Bishop Boniface Mosoti. Boniface is building a 50 unit apartment complex (it is very basic, sheet metal structure) next to the church for low income people to have a place to live, and to provide a very badly needed income source for the church and his school with over 200 children. The complex is 80% completed and he has secured a loan to complete the rest of the project, but he was informed when we went on Friday to sign for the loan that he needs comp insurance for his car which is being used as collateral for the loan. So he needs $1500 for insurance otherwise everything remains at a standstill. \Please pray about this and if the Lord moves you to help let me know if you can. You could do all or part, I will see to it that he gets all of it so he can get this project finished. You can send the money to my box @ Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654, designate for Boniface building project. Boniface is trustworthy and this is a good project that will help his school and church in a great way. Let me know by email if you are donating and how much so I can plan, if you can do the full amount I would have you wire direct to Nairobi to expedite things. Thank you for hearing this request and God bless you. By His Grace, Jim

Home Sweet Home

Dear warriors: I am back in the USA today, arrived in Kansas City last evening, ready for some sleep but very thankful to be home, and very thankful for all that the Lord did for me and through me in the past month. Today I am spending time in the prayer room at tthe International House of Prayer in Kansas City, praising God and giving Him thanks for bringing me through the fire and safely home again. When I think of all the travel, the trip into a war zone in the Republic of Congo, and all the protection He gave, I am humbled and want to worship Him for all His greatness!

I received an email from a brother in Nairobi who was at the last meetings at Victory Church, and he was very grateful for the prophetic message I spoke from the 6th chapter of Revelation about the black horse of famine. The Lord had given me a dream about the black horse which I shared with the church to prepare them for the events to come in the end days. He went back to his university and started talking about the dream and message with his friends, and they started praying intensely for Kenya, America, and Goma, Congo. They were lifting all that up in prayer and asking for more revelation from the Lord on how to pray more effectively and more intensely in these end times. At the final service Sunday night, I put a microphone in front of the congregation and we had harp and bowl, open microphone prayers for awhile as the worship team sang to the Lord. It was very powerful to hear the people cry out for their nation, for America, for Goma; even some of the children came up and offered prayers and cry out to the Lord! Asante Jesu, thank you Jesus!

Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders said to me, weep no more, behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, The Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. v6 and I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. v7 And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne. v8 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 incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

I will post more pictures and videos when I get back to Norton. I am so grateful to all you who prayed, donated, and interceded for this mission. God knows your sacrifice and you will be rewarded accordingly. Bless you, by His Grace, Jim

Back in the USA

Dear beloved:  Thank you to all who have read the posts  and prayed for me while on the mission trip to Africa.  I have been back home for a little over a week now and am starting to get my feet back on the ground and feeling better physically.  I will be posting several times in the next few days about different experiences that happened to me over there, I hope you find them interesting and also it will give you direction for prayers, as well as give you a glimpse of the body of Christ worldwide in all its many facets.

In the previous post I talked about the outbreak of praise and dancing that occurred in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.  The crusade meeting spoken of happened in the afternoon, in addition, that morning I preached in a church in Goma, the Deliverance Center of Pastor Joel Amurani.  The city is a city of a million or so people built on top of a lava flow that comes from a volcanic mountain just a few kilometers north of the city.  In 2002 the mountain erupted and covered Goma in lava and ash, destroying 50% of the buildings in the city, so the city is in a state of rebuilding; the aftermath of the eruption resulted in much of the city being rebuilt on top of lava and ash.  Pastor Joel's church is in a neighborhood that is totally black from lava rock, all the roads, yards, and walls between houses are black.  A depressing sight in the natural, but the Spirit of God was certainly in that church, and the light of the world was shining bright for all to see as I went there that morning to preach to a packed house of about 500 people.

 The night before I was to preach in Pastor Joel's church, I got very sick and spent most of the night up with diarrhea and vomiting , due to some bad food or water.  I got up after very little sleep and was wanting to cancel out of the preaching for that morning, but the bishop who came to pick me up said to me, "the people are waiting for you!", so how could I beg out of the commitment?  I hurriedly went back up to my hotel room and vomited again, then came back downstairs, jumped in the car, and took off for the church.  Soon I was packed in the church with 500 believers hungry to hear the word of God, and as I got up on the platform to preach, I was weak and frail, gasping for air as it was very hot and stuffy in the church.  I got down on my knees in front of all those people and prayed for about 5 minutes for God to give me the strength to stand and preach with power.  God answered!  I got up and preached for an hour and a half, then before leaving I laid hands on and prayed for every man, woman, and child in the place.  Bwana a Safiwe! Praise the Lord!   Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."  Most gladly therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. v10 Therefore, I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.   God bless you, by His grace, Jim

Monday, September 10, 2012

Breakthrough in Goma, Republic of Congo

Dear beloved:  Last night's meeting in Goma, Republic of Congo was one of the most amazing meetings I have ever seen.  The meeting was the finale in a week of pastor training and crusade meetings, and I was expecting the Lord to show up in a mighty way and He did!  I had been battling a spirit of religion that was quenching the Holy Spirit and last night the breakthrough came.

I preached from 2 Chronicles 20, about King Jehoshaphat and his battle against the enemies of Judah and Jerusalem.  He appointed singers and praise leaders to lead the people in praise and worship against the enemy, and the Lord set ambushes against the enemy and they routed each other and were utterly destroyed.  This message was a prophetic message for the people of Goma, as they are in the center of a conflict with rebel armies that are coming in from other places to steal, kill, and destroy what rightfully belongs to the people of the Congo.  When I got to the end of the message, the whole auditorium of about 1,000 people broke out in uproarious praise and wild dancing and worship, it went on unabated for about 20 minutes.  It was truly a heavenly visitation!  The spirit of the enemy was broken, as well as the spirit of religion over the church that prevented the church from being victorious.

Last night's meeting was filmed on Immanuel TV, a local Christian channel and it will be aired today and go out over all of North Kivu and Eastern Congo.  I hope to get a copy of it and post it on the internet and this blog eventually.  Thank you for your prayers and intercession.

Tomorrow I will be flying back to Nairobi where this weekend have another series of revival meetings in Victory Church of Bishop Boniface Mosoti in Tassia/Nairobi.  Please pray for these meetings I will have much more to post on this blog when I get back to America. If you wish for updates from the field here in Africa, send me your email address at Thank you and God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Friday, August 17, 2012

Itinerary for Africa

Dear beloved: I am sending to you an itinerary for my upcoming Africa trip so you will know how and when to pray for certain events. Please print this and keep it handy so you can intercede in prayer for the events as they unfold. Thank you prayer warriors!

August 24 Leave Kansas City 1pm bound for Detroit, Amsterdam, and Nairobi, Kenya Arrive 8pm August 25

August 26 Minister in church of Bishop Boniface Mosoti, Tassia/Nairobi

August 28 Fly to Kisumi, west Kenya, then by car to Mumias, Kenya

August August 29-September 2 Mumias Crusade 3-6 pm daily, pastor training 9-12 am daily, revival 7-9 pm daily

Sept 3 Car back to Kisumi, then fly back to Nairobi

Sept 4 Fly to Kigali, Rwanda, car to Goma, North Kivu, Republic of Congo with Bishop Boniface and Bonnie Mosoti

Sept 5-9 Goma Crusade 3-6 pm daily, pastor training 9-12 am daily,

Sept 10 Fly back to Nairobi

Sept 12-14 Car to southern Kenya to minister in crusade to Masai near Mt, Kilimanjaro

Sept 16 Minister in church of Bishop Boniface Mosoti

Sept 16 Fly back to US depart Nairobi 10.30 pm via Amsterdam, Detroit, Kansas City Arrive Kansa City Sept. 17\

Sept 20 Car back home to Norton

We are still lacking about $2000 to meet the budget goal of $20,000. If you have not given yet please consider making a contribution to this historic mission, that we would not lack in any way. Pray for souls, souls, souls, for divine encounters, and signs, wonders, and miracles to follow me every step of the way. You can contact me at, or mail contributions to Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654. I will be sending out reports periodically while in Africa, so look for emails in your box. Thank you again for your prayers and contributions, God bless you, Jim

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Intercessors Arise

Dear beloved:  Plans are moving ahead full speed for the mission to Africa.  I will be leaving Kansas City August 24th, and returning about the 18th of September.  If this is your first visit to this blog, check recent posts concerning the purpose and callings of the this mission.  Suffice it to say that I believe God has appointed me to bring a word for leaders in the nations of Kenya and the Republic of Congo,  in the church fellowships and crusades that I will be conducting. 

I am calling forth intercessors to step up and intercede for this mission, for the possibility exists for this mission to have nation building ramifications.  I need many to stand in the gap for the success of this mission, that the word of God will prevail in the hearts of the pastors and church leaders, as well as the politcial leaders that I will be meeting with during the trip.

In the war with the Amalekites,  Exodus 17:9 Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out and fight with Amalek: tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. v10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.  V11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. v12  But Moses hands were heavy: and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, the one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. v13 And Joshua defeated Amaled and his people with the edge of the sword.  So you see God has some in the pitch of the battle, others as generals of the battle plan, and still others who are there to intercede and hold up those who are in battle.

 If you are an intercessor and feel a call to intercede in the battle to rebuild the Republic of Congo, send me an email and I will put you on the list to keep you updated on what is going on as I go from place to place and see the prayer needs firsthand. Send me an email at and let me know you would like to be on the email list..  God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Africa Mission Update

Dear beloved:  The time is rapidly approaching for the crusade mission to Africa, a time for soul winning and reaching out to those who are lost and in need of a Shepherd.  If you have been following this blog at all you know that the Lord has opened doors for me to preach in Kenya and in the Republic of Congo.  Two cruades, each of  five nights, are planned.  The first in Mumias, Kenya, with Pastor Lucas Obanda, with pastor training for 100 pastors in the west Kenya area; the second, in Goma, Republic of Congo, will have pastor support and training for about 400-500 pastors and will be with Pastor Boniface Mosoti of Nairobi, Kenya.   

If you are reading this blog, know that God has brought you here for a reason.  We have a projected budget of about $20,000 for the three weeks of travel, as well as permit purchase, arena rental, sound rental, and advertising posters and flyers.  This is a no-frills budget as evangelism budgets go, and it will allow me to get the essentials accomplished that the Lord has opened the door for.  His desire, and mine also, is for thousands to come into the Kingdom, the time is growing short for all those who are lost to hear the good news of the gospel.  Would you be a part of this historic mission and help me to get the word out to the people in Africa?

Jesus said in Luke 6:38, "Give, and it shall be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap.  For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."   And in the sermon on the mount, He spoke again about giving into the Kingdom.  Matthew 6:19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. v20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; v21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."  Beloved, pray about your part in moving the Kingdom of God forward in Africa, seeing thousands come into the Kingdom.  God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Speak Concerning the Drought

Dear beloved:  The dry hot summer has everyone concerned about drought and the long term effects on the cost and availability of food. Not only will it effect food prices, but also the cost of fuel because of the lack of available corn for ethanol production, as well as the ripple effect through the whole economy as grain and fiber production are curtailed.  Jeremiah 14:1 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought. v2 Judah mourns, and the gates of her languish; they are black unto the ground; the the cry of Jerusalem has gone up. v3 The nobles have sent their little ones to fetch water; they come to the pits and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered  their heads. v4 Because the ground is parched, for there is no rain on the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads. v5  Yes, the deer also calved in the fields, and forsook it, because there was no grass.

Many people are wringing their hands, anxiety quickens in them just as it did in the days of  Jeremiah.  Without rain, everything languishes, everything suffers; not only for now but maybe for a long time to come, depending on the duration of the drought.  In verse 7 Jeremiah acknowledges that sin is a part of the equation:  Oh Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, bring us rain for Thy name's sake; for our backslidings  are many; we have sinned against Thee.  He goes on to plead with the Lord in verse 8, Lord, don't be a stranger in the land, and again in verse 9, Lord, we are called by Your name; leave us not.

The Lord answers Jeremiah, and He tells him that the people have loved to wander.  v10Thus saith the Lord to this people, they have loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the Lord does not accept them; He will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.  Beloved, we need to acknowledge our sins and ask the Lord to forgive us of our shedding the innocent's blood, and our continued celebration of perversion and immorality in our homes, media, and government.  Lord, we cry out to you, forgive us our sins; we do not fear You as we should; we do not seek You as we should.  Lord, we cannot make even one drop of rain fall, therefore, we cry out to the One who can.  Beloved, get down on your knees today and cry out to the Lord.  God bless you as you pray today.  in Christ, Jim

Monday, July 2, 2012

Pure and Undefiled Religion

Pure and Undefiled Religion

Dear beloved: The book of James chapter 1:27 tells us this: "This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father; to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world." And in Matthew 18 Jesus talks of the place of children in His kingdom. v1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" v2 And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, v3 and said, " Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. v4 "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest of the kingdom of heaven. v5 And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; v6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea." And again in Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." So we can see from these passages of scripture that Jesus places children in the highest place in His kingdom.

The opportunity has arisen for me to help build an orphanage in west Kenya, near the city of Mumias, that will house and school 40 children who have been orphaned because of the AIDS epidemic in Africa. The land for the orphanage has already been secured, and a good well is on the property, so all that is needed is the money for construction and yearly operating expenses. The estimated cost for construction is only $20,000 and operating expenses for the first year are projected to be about $3,000, a real bargain when you consider that the adoption of just one child from a foreign country can easily cost that much or more. This is a kingdom opportunity for someone reading this blog, and God has brought you here for this purpose, to raise up orphans and give them a good home, cared for in a loving Christian environment that will allow them to fulfill their destiny for which God created them.

If you are reading this and feel pierced in your heart please pray about your part in moving the kingdom forward in this project. Contact me at for more details and also pictures of the children. I will be going to Kenya in late August and would like to take a check with me, or have someone accompany me who could present a check to the pastor who will oversee the orphanage. Do something mighty for the kingdom, store up your treasures in heaven, and you will be blessed accordingly. May God bless you as you pray and answer His call today. In Christ, Jim

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Open Door in the Congo

Dear beloved:  I have just been given an open door by the Lord to conduct a crusade in the Republic of Congo, being sponsored by a local pastors association of up to 500 pastors.  This will be a several night crusade in the open air accompanied by praise bands and many prayer warriors. This is a great open door that has been made possible because of the prayers of the faithful for this ministry. Matthew 28:19  Go unto all the nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you, and lo, I will be with you always, even unto the end of the age.

Please pray that God would provide the necessary provision to go forward with this crusade, as well as the others in Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro.  When the Lord gives a vision, He also provides for it.  Please pray that the provision will come forward quickly.  I am thankful for all of the people reading this blog, if you are new to this blog know that God has brought you here for a purpose. Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion,  "Your God Reigns!"

Please go to my website  and look on the videos of last year's crusades in Mumias, Kenya, and Kibera-Nairobi, Kenya.  The Lord wants to bring in an even greater harvest this year.  If you would like to help contribute to this year's crusade, contact me at, or drop me a line at Gather the Outcasts Ministry, Box 92, Norton, Kansas 67654.  And pray for the windows of heaven to open up and the Lord to pour out a blessing so great I can't even hold it all.  May God bless each and every one of you as you pray  about your part in bringing in the harvest for the kingdom.  God bless you, Jim

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Arrogance Has Blossomed

Dear beloved: Now more than ever before, it is time for all who call themselves followers of Christ to get their feet planted firmly upon the rock Jesus. God has been speaking to me recently to reaffirm the dreams and visions that He has given me over the past several years about the shaking that is coming to America, and to the whole world. The restructuring of the economies of the world is beginning to take place, with the meltdown of several European nations imminent, followed by a dominoe effect that will come all the way to a bank near you, then eventually to your doorstep. You will see this begin to take place within a few months, as the medicine being doled out to the countries of Europe will be too strong for them to handle, and they will capitulate back to their spendthrift ways that will make the people happy, but will lead to an even more rapid demise.

Ezekiel 7:2 "And you, son of man, thus says the Lord God to the land of Israel, an end! The end is coming on the four corners of the land. v3 "Now the end is upon you, and I shall send My anger against you; I shall judge you according to your ways, and I shall bring all your abominations upon you. v4 For My eye shall have no pity on you, nor shall I spare you, but I shall bring your ways upon you, and your abominations will be among you; then you will know that I am the Lord!" v5 "Thus says the Lord God, A disaster, unique disaster, behold it is coming! v10 Behold the day! Behold, it is coming! Your doom has gone forth; the rod has budded, arrogance has blossomed. v11 Violence has grown into a rod of wickedness. None of them shall remain, none of their multitude, none of their wealth, nor anything eminent among them. v15 The sword is outside, and the plague and the famine are within. He who is in the field will die by the sword; famine and the plague will also consume those in the city."

We know that God was faithful to His word and to His prophet Ezekiel, that what He said He would do, He did. The southern kingdom of Judah was carried off into captivity for 70 years for their rebellion and failure to turn from their stubborn and wicked ways. God has been crying out through the prophets of this land also; He has pulled out all the stops to get people to hear Him and turn from their wicked ways. The current administration is part of the beginning of God's judgment on this land. The unashamed promotion of killing of the innocents through abortion, the glorification of perversion through the sanctioning of homosexuality and homosexual "marriage", and the continued push against Israel to give into the demands of their enemies; all this and more give ample indication that arrogance has blossomed. Beloved, God wants us to know that He is the Lord. Ezekiel 7:27 " The king will mourn, the prince will be clothed with horror, and the hands of the people will tremble. According to their conduct, I shall deal with them, and by their judgments I shall judge them. and they will know that I am the Lord." Let us heed the warning and pray that God will once again show us mercy. Pray for this land and for your family that they would come to know that He is Lord. God bless you, Jim

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Words of Knowledge Lead to Healings

Dear beloved: I have been teaching a series on gifts of the Holy Spirit the last 2 months at the prison, and recently we have been focused on the gifts of healing. 1 Corinthians 12:9 to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit. At a recent callout meeting at the prison, the Lord began the service by giving me several words of knowledge about physical and spiritual ailments that afflicted some of the men in the room. 1 Corinthians 12:8 For one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same spirit. I have found over the years that when the Lord gives a word of knowledge about a condition, that His intention is to give a healing also so that His power may be revealed not only in the original word but in the healing. God is so great and cares about us so much He wants to see us healed and made whole in every way. Of course, for our part we must be obedient not only in speaking out the word of knowledge, but those for whom the word is intended must be obedient in coming forth for prayer.

One of the words of knowledge was for someone who had a pinched nerve or compression fracture of a disc in his back that was causing him lots of pain. I spoke it out and one of the men came down and we laid hands on him and prayed for his healing. Last night this same man gave his testimony about how the Lord had healed him that night of a chronic back problem that dated back to 1997, when he twisted his back while lifting a heavy hot tub spa on the job where he was working. He testified that when we laid hands on him, he instantly received a healing of the pain, and it has not bothered him since that original meeting.
Often times our pride blocks healing. We are too proud to admit we are in pain, or that we need help, or even that some man may know from God our situation, even though in our inward man we know it to be the truth.

In 2 Kings 5:1, we read about a man named Naaman who was a captain of the army of the king of Aram, who was a great man and highly respected, and a valiant warrior, but he had leprosy. He had a servant girl in his house who was from Israel, and she knew about the healing powers of the Lord's prophet Elisha, who was in Israel. v9 So Naaman came with his horses and his chariots, and stood at the doorway of the house of Elisha. v10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him saying, "Go wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you and you shall be clean." v11 But Naaman was furious and went away and said, "Behold, I thought, he will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the LOrd his God, and wave his hand over this place, and cure the leper." v12" Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage.
So we see he was first furious at the man of God, and then went away in a rage, all signs that his pride was getting in the way of him receiving his healing. But when he got home, his servants got him straightened out and humbled him to show him how childish his actions had been. v13 Then his servants came near and spoke to him and said, " My father, had the prophet told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it?" How much more then, when he says to you, "Wash, and be clean". 14 So Naaman went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

Many times all we need to do is just humble ourselves before the Lord to receive the healing we are asking for. Ask the Lord today where you need cleansing, and what in you needs humbling. Naaman testified in verse 16 that the God of Israel was the only God in all the earth. Praise God He was then and still is! God bless you as you pray today, in Christ, Jim

Radio Broadcasts Now Posted Weekly

Dear beloved: We are now posting Gather the Outcasts weekly radio broadcast, which airs live on KQNK AM-FM each Sunday morning at 8:05 am CDT, on the front page of the Gather the Outcasts website. To hear the broadcast clik on link on this blogspot page, or if you are on the internet just go to The front page of the website has a box in the lower right hand corner where the broadcasts are posted. Each broadcast is about 30 minutes in length, if you want to skip the introduction and prayer time, the message usually starts about the 7 to 8 minute mark into the broadcast. Share with your friends and let them know they can receive some good teaching on the radio broadcast. God bless you, Jim

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Declaration of Dust

Dear beloved: I have recently been reading in the book of Jeremiah as part of my read through the Bible in a year program, and at the very time I was in Jeremiah the President of the United States came out with a declaration of support for homosexual marriage in the United States of America. And just as Jeremiah was grieved in his spirit and became known as the "weeping prophet", so too, was I grieved in my spirit and began to weep over this land. Jeremiah 2:7 and I (God) brought you into a beautiful country, to eat the fruit therof and the goodness thereof; but when you entered, you defiled my land, and made My heritage an abomination. v8 The priests said not, Where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. v11 Has a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? But My people have changed their glory for that which does not profit. v12 Be astonished, o heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, says the Lord. v13. For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

As I was sitting on the porch of my house reading and praying for our country and for our President, a truck went by on the dirt road in front of the house, raising a huge cloud of dust into the air(it is quite dry here). The dust slowly drifted down and settled on every foot of land, on the trees, and even on the roof of the house. And the Lord said to me "this dust is like the declaration that has come forth from the President over this land, it is as filth that settles on every foot of land, every house, and every person in this land". I felt in my spirit there is no escaping it, as if to say we can all run to take a shower and wash it off, but it can't be washed off, as soon as we step out of the shower we will be covered with filth again.

Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous reign the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Beloved, those who know the truth of God's word are mourning now, as the leader of this great nation speaks for this nation to the world and over this land with his decrees. His words have cast a pall over this land. Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Beloved, pray that the Lord will turn the heart of this man in the Oval Office to Him, that the Lord will open his eyes and circumcise his heart to see the truth before it is too late to turn back. Jeremiah 7:15 I (God) will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim. v16 Therefore, pray not for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to Me: for I will not hear thee. Beloved, intercede for this land while there is still time. May God bless you this day as you pray. in Christ, Jim

Monday, May 14, 2012

Update on Prophetic Orchard Dream

Dear beloved: I have recently been in touch with the pastor whose church I prophesied over concerning planting an orchard. (See earlier posts in April 2012). He has reported to me the following: the 100 apple trees that were planted 2 years ago bloomed this year and set on fruit prolifically, even to the extent that there will have to be thinning of fruit or the branches will break! This is absolutely a sign from the Lord of the abundance of blessing that this orchard is going to be in the days ahead. In addition to that, 120 more trees were planted this year, including peach, pear, and plum. So now the orchard totals some 250 trees, covering about 4 acres. The remaining acre of the field has been tilled up to plant tomatoes, summer and winter squash, and pumpkins.

The Lord asked the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:11, "What do you see Jeremiah?" And I said,"I see a rod of an almond tree." v12 Then the Lord said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it." The almond tree represents speedy fulfillment, as it is one of the earliest trees to show life in the spring. And so when God declares His prophetic word over a person, a church, a nation, or whatever He chooses, He also will watch over that word to perform it. And just as He appointed Jeremiah to be a prophet to the nation of Judah, and the words that Jeremiah spoke came to pass upon that nation, so, too, will His words come to pass that have been spoken over us. Everything the Lord does in some way fulfills His sovereign purposes here in our life on this earth. I believe the Lord is directing this church to plant fruit because He wants that church to be prepared for the disruption and breakdown of the food supply that is coming in the days ahead. Fresh fruit, as well as other food staples, are shipped in anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 miles and even more to this part of the country. Any disruption to the food chain could easily lead to a situation where there is no fresh fruit, and so God has positioned this church to be a supply of fresh fruit in southwest Kansas.

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets. v8 A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord has spoken! Who can but prophesy? I would encourage all of you reading this to get started preparing for breakdown in the food supply; plant a garden, or some fruit trees or berry bushes. You may be able to bless someone in the name of Jesus, with a basket of summer fruit. If nothing else you will be able to feed yourself and family and thus remove yourself as a burden on someone else. May God bless your planting! in Christ, Jim

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Discerning of Spirits

Dear beloved: One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is the gift of distinguishing or discerning of spirits, spoken of in 1 Corinthians 12:10. This is a supernatural gift given so that we will not be tricked and fooled into thinking we are following someone who is of the kingdom of God, but in reality is an agent for satan. Paul tells the Corinthians in 2 Corinthians about false apostles and teachers who are preaching a gospel other than the one that he taught them. v13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. v14 And no marvel: for satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. v15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be to their works.

The devil is setting up the whole world for the appearance of the antichist, the beast of Revelation 13. This beast will have authority and power over the economic system and all the religions of the world, save for those who are set aside to follow Jesus Christ. Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leapord, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and his authority. v4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast, and they worshipped the beast saying, "Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?" v6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And so as little antichrists appear on the world stage to deceive and trick the people into following them, it is very important to be able to tell if this person speaking is being led of God or the devil.

The apostle John gives us good instruction in 1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are from God: because many false prophets have gone out into the world. v2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God v3 And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come, and even now is already in the world. In the next post I will talk about how we can test the spirit to see if it is the spirit of the antichrist. Keep praying, God bless you, Jim

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kenya Update

Dear beloved: Plans are well under way for a return to Kenya this coming August. I will be going there at the end of August to conduct a crusade in Mumias in west Kenya, and then back to Nairobi for another crusade in the Nairobi area. Members of a worship team from the International House of Prayer in Kansas City will be accompanying me. We will be in Kenya two and a half weeks, with a short trip to the Masaii Mara wildlife area at the end before heading back to the states.

This trip will be all about fulfilling the great commission, Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching all that I have commanded you,and lo, I will be with you always, even unto the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20). This is raw evangelism at its very best; put up a platform, wire it up for sound, bring on some praise bands to get the warfare going and bring in the people, and then get up and preach the word. It is exciting and at the same time exhausting, but how fulfilling to see people respond to the gospel and surrender their lives to the Lord Jesus! The Lord promises that His words when spoken and planted will not come back to Him void; 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, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.

If you are reading this blog God has led you here for a specific purpose. Would you consider being a prayer intercessor for this Kenya mission, or commit to helping to support it financially? If God has placed either of these callings in your heart please contact me at and let me know how you would like to participate. Or if you have a church fellowship that would like to have a guest speaker or revival meetings, let me know and I will see about coming to your city or church fellowship. Pray about your part in the Kenya meetings, we need to raise about $20,000 to do everything over there the Lord would have us to do. By His grace and provision it will come to pass, I believe He has some partners on this blog who would like to make it happen. I'll be looking forward to hearing from you soon. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Celebrate Stay At Home Mothers

Dear beloved: The outrage over comments made by democratic party strategist Hilary Rosen are well deserved and should tell us alot about the mindset and worldview of Rosen and those she represents. She made the comment about Ann Romney, "she has never worked a day in her life", after raising 5 sons and 16 granchildren, while supporting her husband as businessman, governor, and now presidential candidate. It is strange indeed, when the only view that is celebrated of a woman's place in the world is that she be out in the business or corporate world going tooth to tooth with the men in competing for the grand prize of CEO, or more money, or credentials to raise their standing in this life only. Women who place a high priority on being there for their children don't seen to rate too high in some people's rating system, but that isn't the way God sees it. Worse yet, certain individuals and political platforms go out of their way to celebrate abortion and promote groups that facilitate and make abortion readily available, as if that is a more worthy cause than staying home and taking care of the children.

I praise God for Ann Romney and women like her who have their priorities right and do make that committment to be a stay at home mom. Her children and husband are blessed for it. And I would venture to say America would be a much stronger nation that it is presently if more children had been raised at home by their own mothers; we wouldn't have so many children wandering the streets late at night or coming home to empty homes where there only companion is some mindless Disney program on the tv. Granted, I know that in some situations it is impossible for the mother to stay home, but for those who are able and choose to do so, I applaud you and encourage you. Psalm 127 says this: v1 Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. v2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep. v3 Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; The fruit of the womb is a reward. v4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. v5 How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They shall not be ashamed, When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

The first two pillars of God's kingdom here on earth are first, the sanctity of human life, and therefore the end of abortion, and second, the sanctity of marriage and family as God has ordained it. One man, one woman,joined together as one flesh, raising their children in a Godly home and environment where the word of God is cherished and lifted up. May God bless the Romney's and all like them who have made raising their children a priority in their life. Pray for families in America. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Prophetic Dream pt 3

Dear beloved: The last part of the orchard dream that I have been sharing with you has to do with blessing the kingdom of God with the money that the orchard will bring to the church. In the dream I saw rows of stone fruit trees with freshly tilled, black soil all around the base of each tree. Then the Lord showed me a lady who was coming down the rows, digging around each tree and pulling silver coins up out of the soil, and holding the coins up in the air. The Lord was saying to me, "these trees will produce money for the church and for the Kingdom of God, so beware and do not let anyone use the money for purposes other than to bless the Kingdom." Deuteronomy 8:16 "In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and test you, to do good for you in the end. v17 Otherwise, you might say in your heart, my power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth. v18 But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you the power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day." And so God is confirming the covenant with us also, by showing through the dream that He will care for us no matter what the circumstances, even in times of famine or drouth, He will be our provision.

God's economy operates on a foundational principle that if we bless the Lord with the tithes and offerings from the fruits of our labors, then He will continue to pour out blessings upon us in greater measure. Malachi 3:10 "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this" says the Lord of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. v11 Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it may not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,"says the Lord of hosts. v12 "And all the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land," says the Lord of hosts. And so God will bless the orchard and cause it to grow and produce fruit so that many will be blessed in the name of Jesus, and in return He expects the money and wealth that the orchard produces to in turn be invested in Kingdom ventures. What a joy to know that God cares about every detail of our lives, and all the details of the churches He cares about also.

Jesus says in Luke 6:38 "Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." God is preparing His people for the end time harvest which is going to begin in earnest when the economy of America goes sour and food and other essentials will be very expensive and hard to find. Prepare while you still have time; put some food and water back for emergency use, and for immediate use get busy and plant a garden and some fruit trees and berry bushes. You will not only be able to take care of yourself and family, but you will also be able to bless those in need in the name of Jesus. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Prophetic Dream pt 2

Dear beloved: I related to you in the last post about the dream of the orchard that was given to me for a church in southwest Kansas. Last week I made a trip down there and preached at the church to give them a vision for what the Lord had shown me in the dream, so they could relate to it better and receive understanding they would not have if I did not tell it to them in person. Then after the church service we went out into the center of the orchard and poured grape juice out on the land, praying the blood of Jesus all over the orchard, the perimeter of it, and to sanctify the land for the kingdom of God. So they are now in the planning stages of odering tress and planting the remaining two acres of the orchard with stone fruit; peaches, cherries, and plums, to complement the 100 apple trees they already have in place.

Several years ago when I was in Costa Rica ministering to the Cabecar indigenous people, the Lord downloaded prophetic dreams into me every night for a week. The dreams had to do with the coming breakdown of life as "business as usual" as we know it in America. The coming breakdown included famine, pestilence, terrorist attack, and collapse of the purchasing power of the dollar. All these different events will come in waves in combinations or separately, as the judgments of God upon this land for the wickedness in the land; the shedding of innocent blood through abortion, the push for homosexual marriage(now even sanctioned by some churches and denominations as well as many governmental bodies), and our turning our backs on Israel and calling for the division of their land. And so God is positioning His people and His churches, those who are truly His, to be prepared for the coming collapse and the need for His church to be able to minister to hungry and needy people, giving them food and shelter and compassion in the name of Jesus, hence the reason for the prophetic dream for the church in southwest Kansas.

Genesis 47:11 So Joseph settled his father and his brothers, and gave them a posession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharoah had ordered. v12 and Joseph provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to their little ones. And so we see that God in His infinite wisdom sent Joseph on ahead, enduring much hardship, even sold into slavery and spending years in a lonely prison cell, so that the way would be prepared for his brothers and all their little ones to not only survive, but to thrive in the land of Egypt in the time of great famine. Genesis 50:19 But Joseph said to his brothers, "do not be afraid, for am I in God's place? v20 "And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive." God knows the beginning from the end, and so He gives prophetic dreams to His people so they can be prepared and act accordingly. The ultimate result will be that many will be blessed by the orchard at the church in southwest Kansas, the only orchard of its size in that whole area, and many will come to know the Lord and be preserved because they have been blessed with a basket of fruit in the name of Jesus. God is good! God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Prophetic Dream

Dear beloved: The Lord cares about every detail of our lives, even to the point of laying out the future for us and for the people we care about and minister to. If you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, you have the most precious gift any person here on the earth can have, that being the gift of the Holy Spirit of God to dwell in you and give you counsel and be your advocate, your intercessor. Joel 2:28 tells us, and it shall come to pass that in the last days I will pour out my spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. v29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. Also in Revelation 19:10 John writes, And I fell at his feet to worship him (the angel). And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow servant of yours, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God; for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. And so if we know Jesus as our Lord, we have the spirit of prophecy, so start prophesying! Listen to what the Holy Spirit has to say in every situation, with every person you encounter listen to the still small voice. Pray also that God will give you dreams and visions to reveal to you your path and destiny.

Three years ago I preached a revival at a church in a town in southwest Kansas. Behind the church was a five acre level field that belonged to the church and was currently being used as a horse pasture. The pastor and elders of the church wanted to put the field to better use for the kingdom, so we prayed together about the situation and the Lord said, "plant an orchard." This was late in the spring, late May, and the optimum time for planting was past, yet the Lord said to plant it. So the pastor called a fruit tree nursery and amazingly they had trees they were going to throw out because that had become to big for their average customer. They sold the church 100 of the 1.5inch diameter apple trees for the incredibly low price of 4 dollars each, about 30 dollars off the normal price. Even more astounding, of the one hundred trees planted only about three died that first summer; God confirmed His plan and timing by supernaturally watching over and nurturing those trees through a late planting and very hot summer.

Fast forward to a couple of months ago when the Lord gave me a dream of an orchard with freshly planted trees in tidy rows, the loose, black dirt giving testimony to the recent planting. I also knew from the dream that the trees were stone fruit; peaches, plums, cherries, and apricots. I was puzzled by the dream, I knew it wasn't my own orchard, so I prayed about it and asked the Lord to reveal the meaning of the dream to me. A couple weeks after the dream, the pastor of the church with the apple trees called and asked me to come to their church again and conduct a revival, and he also asked what I thought the church should do with the remaining two acres of the field where the apple trees were planted. It was then I realized the Lord had already spoken to me through the dream of the stone fruit trees; He was giving me instruction for that church on how to use the remaining acres! The Holy Spirit reveals to us the truth in all things (John 16:13) yes, for when he comes he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will show you things to come. The Holy Spirit knew the needs of that church and how they could best use that remaining two acres, and he also knew that I would be going down there to speak, and so he gave me the prophetic dream of the freshly planted stone fruit trees. God is so good, He cares about every detail! Give Him your praise and adoration today, He is worthy of your praise! God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Feast of Purim

Dear beloved: It is interesting to note that when Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, visited President Obama at the White House this week (March 5), he gave Obama a gift for him to read. The gift was a copy of the old testament book of Esther. If you have not read Esther I recommend that you do so this week, as it is a story of how the Jews were saved from extermination while in captivity for 70 years in Persia. The eve of March 7 was the beginning of the Feast of Purim, which is a feast commemorating the salvation of the Jews after a decree had gone out from wicked Haman to have every Jew in the land killed. Esther 3:11 And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given unto thee, the people also, to do with them (the Jews) as it seemeth good to thee. v13 And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey.

As the story unfolds in Esther we find her uncle Mordecai asks Queen Esther to go in to plead for her people before the king Ahasuerus, who does not know that she is a Jew, nor does he allow anyone to come before him uninvited. Mordecai tells Esther in 4:13, Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews. v14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed; and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? v15 Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer. v16 Go gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day; I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law; and If I perish, I perish.

Esther does go in and plead with the king, and God steps in and turns the tables on wicked Haman and delivers the Jews from destruction; the very gallows Haman had prepared to hang Mordecai and the Jews on, become the death gallows for Haman. This story bears striking resemblance to a modern day Haman, the demonically inspired Ahmadinejah, president of Iran, who has repeatedley threatened to "wipe Israel off the face of the earth", and exterminate all of the Jews. And so as the modern Haman plots and connives to build nuclear weapons against the will of most all of the nations of the world, let us pray that God will once again step in and turn the tables on Haman, that Israel will be supernatually protected and preserved against all who treacherously plan for her destruction. And let us also pray that America as a nation will be unwavering in standing with Israel. President Obama, may you have some good reading material this week and in the days ahead, the Old Testament of God, and may your understanding be directed by Him. May God bless you as you pray today, in Christ, Jim

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sexual Immorality: Intercede for Your Loved Ones

Dear beloved: Just about everyone in America has been touched with the consequences of the sexual immorality in America today; nearly all of us have friends or family that have been or are now living in immoral relationships, whether cohabitating, adulterous, or homosexual relationships. The Lord has been having me to preach on this at the prison also, as it is so prevalent among the men there and has played a major role in many of their life's stories. God has a better plan for us, and He calls us to be Holy as He is holy. If you are reading this today and you have loved ones living in immoral relationships, know that God wants you to cry out for their repentance and salvation, or their redemption and cleansing if they are already saved.

God gives us an example of intercessory prayer in Genesis 18 when the Lord was ready to deal with Sodom and Gomorrah. He says in verse 17 And the Lord said, shall I hide from Sodom that thing which I am about to do, v18, since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed? v19 For I have chosen him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice; in order that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him." Then in verse 20 the Lord makes His charge against Sodom, And the Lord said, "The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave." And so the Lord knew that he must judge Sodom for the wickedness in their midst, but because Abraham was a righteous man, the Lord let Abraham know what His plan was, and then He went even further and let Abraham intercede and bargain with Him for the lost souls in Sodom. In verse 23, after the angels were sent on to Sodom, it was just the Lord and Abraham left to discuss the fate of Sodom. v23 And Abraham came near and said, "Wilt Thou indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? And so Abraham bargains with the Lord and asks the Lord to spare Sodom if there were only fifty righteous found in the city, and the Lord said He would spare if fifty righteous could be found, He would spare the whole city on account of those fifty. As Abraham continues to bargain with the Lord, the Lord said, verse 32, He would spare Sodom if only ten righteous could be found among all those wicked. God is a God of mercy and lovingkindness, to set aside His judgment on the wicked on the account of only 10 righteous in their midst. Archeology and historical records indicate that the 5 cities in the area of Sodom and Gomorrah may have had a population of as much as 1.5 million people, so this was a magnificent act of mercy that God was showing to be willing to set aside His judgment for such a small minority.

Of coarse we know the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah, the Lord could not find even ten righteous, even righteous Lot had been vexed by the corrupt spirit in Sodom; but the example for us is to pray without ceasing for our loved ones caught in lifestyles of sexual immorality. Your prayers may bring one of those ten to a place of righteousness. 2 Peter 3:9, the Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you (and to your loved ones), not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. So be diligent in your prayers for your loved ones, do not give up. Just when you think nothing is happening, the Lord can break through and move the biggest mountains on your behalf. Be encouraged as you pray today. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Plans for Kenya 2012

Dear beloved: I am currently in the initial planning stages for a return trip to Kenya in August 2012. I have been talking to various people and it looks like a worship team and possibly some other indiviuals will also be going with me. I have one committed crusade on the schedule, that will be in Mumias in western Kenya. We will be there for about a week, with a 5 or 6 day crusade and pastor training conference included in the schedule. We will also be looking to add another week of crusades and teaching in Nairobi area with another pastor association.

Please be in prayer for the planning of this mission trip, with the main focus of prayer to be in the following areas: 1. for the members of the team to be fully committed to their walk with the Lord and this evangelism outreach, 2. for provision to come in and we would not be lacking in anything that we need to successfully complete the mission, 3. for safe travel and good health for all, 4. that many would be saved and come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, 5. that signs, wonders, and miracles would follow each of us and many would receive a miraculous touch from the Lord, 6. that the Lord would give us all specific revelation so we can more effectively minister in every situation. For those of you who feel a special burden to pray for this mission, to be an intercessor, please let me know at and I will keep in touch with you and keep you abreast of developments before we leave and as we are in the country of Kenya.

I would like to come visit your church or men's group and share about this ministry and the exciting opportunities in Kenya as we go forward. If you would like to have me to come speak to your group, please contact me through the email address given above. The Lord wants me to expand the territory and build a bigger team of support for the end time harvest. Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost; v20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sexual Immorality:A Choice

Dear beloved: Since marriage between one man and one woman is a pillar in God's kingdom, it is not surprising that sexual perversion is on the rise here in America and around the world. Paul says in Phillipians 2:15 that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, v16 holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may have cause to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain. Nothing has really changed much in the world, we who are called Christians are still lights in this perverse world. I fully expect in the days ahead a decree will come from the courts or an administration that will declare the preaching and teaching of the gospel in regards to sexual perversion to be held illegal, and those who violate that decree will be subject to state persecution and prison sentences.

When the Pharisees asked Jesus in Matthew 19:3 if it is lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause at all, v4 He answered and said, "Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female (from Genesis 2:24), and said v5, and For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh? v6 Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." It is interesting to see that cultures that are not Christian hold to the model of man and woman coming together in marriage and see the perversion in homosexuality, that it goes against all that is natural. Recently a celebrity has come out as a lesbian and declared that her desire to be a lesbian is strictly a matter of her own choice, that she was not "born that way", nor is it a matter of DNA or other genetic determination. Predictably she is under fire from the homosexual establishment who have worked tirelessly to cultivate the idea that homosexuality is predetermined, and those that adopt it as a lifestyle have no choice in the matter. I grant that some are bent that way due to upbringing and generation curses, but by the grace of God many who are inclined in that direction and even those who have practiced it have come out of that lifestyle, and there are thousands in Christian ministries who have come out that are reaching out to minister to those still trapped.

I once led a prayer and fasting vigil in a church when a young lady came up and asked for prayer. I laid hands on her and prayed for the devil to go from her and that the Holy Spirit of God come into her life and lead her to victory. Little did I know what all was going on in her life! She told me months later that the prayer pierced her (the word of God is quick and powerful) and she went home and packed up her belongings, moved out from her 8 year long lesbian relationship, and moved in with an elder of the church for protection and nurturing. Just like that the Spirit of the living God set her free; obviously the time was right for her and she was hungry for the truth to set her free, a precondition for any of us to find and keep a walk of freedom with Jesus Christ.

Continue to pray diligently for those family members and others who are trapped in immoral sexual behavior. Jesus said in Luke 4:18 "The spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden." May God bless you this day as you pray. In Christ, Jim