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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

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