Gather the Outcasts

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Prayers for Upcoming Events

Dear prayer warriors:  I am asking for prayers and intercession for upcoming events, and that the good plans of the Lord will be confirmed and established.  I have been seeking the Lord in prayer for open doors and provision, and I thank you warriors for joining me in seeing that all the Lord wills for His kingdom will come to pass. 

This coming weekend I will be conducting a Catch the Fire Revival at Christ New Covenant Church in Syracuse, Ks.  Service times will be May 3, 7pm, and Sunday May 4, 10am and 1.30pm.  I will be sharing timely messages and also sharing about the Africa mission and orphanage project.  Anyone in the Syracuse, Garden City area come out and enjoy some great worship and fellowship.  Contact the church for more information, 620-384-5383.

Plans are also well underway for the next Africa crusades and mission coming up in September.  It will be my fifth year going to Africa, and I look forward to renewing ties and taking territory for the kingdom of God.  I have three events planned, and I ask you to begin to pray and intercede for provision and for protection.  First, I will doing a mega keesha (all night praise and worship vigil)again this year with university students from several universities in Kenya, primarily in the Nairobi area.  That same weekend I will be speaking at Kabarak University in Nakuru.  Second, I will be conducting a crusade in Malaba, Kenya, on the Uganda border,  along with pastor training with pastors that I have worked with in that area for three years.  The finale will be a crusade in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, in the same place that I preached in 2012.  I believe the Lord is bringing peace to the Congo, and he wants to use me to help bind up the wounds the enemy has inflicted on that war torn city.   I am asking the Lord to provide $20,000 for necessary travel expenses and funding for expenses of these crusades, that there be no lack and everything we need will be supplied.  I am also asking the Lord for protection, as you all know what is going on in Africa these days as witnessed by the daily news reports.  So I am asking you warriors to intercede for protection for me and for all who work with me in hosting these events, that the good plans of the Lord will go forward.

If anyone would be interested in going to Africa as part of the ministry team, email me if you think that would be something you could do.  I also ask you to pray about your part in helping to fund these events.  Please contact me if you have any questions about any of the plans or your part in it. Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.  Thank you warriors for your steadfast faith and for standing with me.  God bless you, in Christ, Jim Rowh   Gather the Outcasts Ministry, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   email:  web:  blog:

Welcome to Friends in Kenya

Dear beloved:  If you are reading this blog for the first time and are in Kenya or another African nation, I say welcome to you and express my heartfelt gratitude for you taking the time to check out this blog.  You are dearly loved by me and by the Lord Jesus and God Almighty!  We sing a song here in America called "Break Every Chain", a powerful song which speaks of the power of God to break all the chains the enemy uses to try to keep us in bondage and away from our God given destiny and calling.  One of the verses in the song goes like this, " There's an army rising up, there's and army rising up, there's an army rising up.... To break every chain!"

God has His heavenly army rising and ready and waiting to go into war for His kingdom, those are His myriads of angels, the angelic host of warring angels, healing angels, and ministering angels. Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits (His angels) sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?  But we also become and are the army rising up.  We are the hands and feet of the Kingdom of God, yes we are the body of Christ!  If we want to see the kingdom of God rise up on the earth, we need to get up off the sofa and get to work.   Each of us has received gifts and callings from the Lord, and they are irrevocable (Romans 10:29).  In other words, when God calls us to a role or office in the kingdom, He imparts gifts unto us to give us the power and authority to succeed in that calling.  Whether or not we pick up and go with the calling is entirely up to us, God will not usurp our will or control us if we do not want to participate.  I would encourage each of you reading this today, ask yourself, "I am doing all that I can and that I know God wants me to do, to move the Kingdom of God forward in my life and in the country of Kenya?"  If the answer is yes, praise the Lord, you are doing well.  If the answer is no, or not even close, ask the Lord for a spirit of wisdom and revelation that you may be built up to move forward into that calling. 

The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 1:15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, v16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; v17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, v18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling ,what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, v19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.  Beloved, let us move forward together to take take back territory from the enemy and move the Kingdom forward here on this earth.  God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Are You Saved?

Dear beloved:  A recent poll by the Barna Research Group revealed some startling statistics about people's views of their eternal salvation.  Eight out of ten Americans believe there is a heaven, that coincides with the number who claim to be Christian.  But out of those eight of ten who believe in heaven, only 43% believe their entry into heaven is tied to their confession of faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Beloved, that 43% have it right! Romans 10:9 But if you confess with  your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your hear that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. v10 For with the heart one believes resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.   Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. v9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Another 15% believe their entry into heaven will be gained by their good works.  Ephesians 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.  Beloved,  we are created for good works, but you cannot do enough good works, whether it be baking good pies for the church dinners, or even church attendance, or mission trips, to ensure your place in heaven.  So stop trying to work your way into heaven, rest in the presence of Jesus and come to know Him as your Lord and Savior.

Another 15% believe they are going to punch their ticket to heaven by being a good person, or by keeping the ten commandments, aside from works.  Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:10 There is none righteous, no, not one; v11 There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. v12 They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.   Beloved, I think we can all attest to the fact that when we look in the mirror, we are looking at a weak sinner who is in need of a Savior.  Thank God, our heavenly Father saw that too, and he provided the payment, or propitiation, for our sins through the blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

And last but not least, another 6% of those who think they are heaven bound believe they will get there because God is a loving God and would never send anyone to hell for all eternity, that would go totally against His nature.  Beloved, God is a good and loving God, (2 Peter 3:9) it is His wish that none should perish, but all should come to know repentance and have everlasting life.  And God created hell not for man but for the devil and his angels, as eternal punishment for his rebellion in the courts of heaven.  However, God doesn't exactly send people to hell, people choose hell by their refusal to believe in the free gift of God, the blood of Jesus given as a payment for our sin.  Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death (physical and eternal death), but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  The only unforgiveable sin is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, that is when a person denies or lies against the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, who convicts us of sin, righteousness, and judgment.

Beloved, if you are in that 36% of Americans who has the wrong concept of how you get to heaven, do business with the Lord today concerning your sin nature and your need for a Savior. Get right with the Lord, and you can then celebrate now and for all eternity.  God bless you, in Christ, Jim