Welcome

Welcome

We welcome in 2019

we look forward to all Holy Spirit has for us. We would like to thank all that partnered with us
to make last year a total success in Jesus.

Mark 16 15-18 is just as true now as when it was written; And he said to them, “As you go into all the world, preach openly the wonderful news of the gospel to the entire human race! Whoever believes the good news and is baptized will be saved, and whoever does not believe the good news will be condemned. And these miracle signs will accompany those who believe: They will drive out demons in the power of my name. They will speak in tongues. They will be supernaturally protected from snakes and from drinking anything poisonous. And they will lay hands on the sick and heal them.”As we reflect back and hear the testimonies from not only here in America, but all over the world, about how Jesus has saved, healed and set people free. We know in the last days Jesus will be the only thing to hold onto, and people are searching and finding all they need in Jesus. Let us keep these in our prayers!

 The year 2019, I couldn’t find anything real good to rhyme with teen so I’m just going to go with God’s will for our lives. Matthew 6:33   But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. When we walk in His righteousness we walk in His character, then the opinions and love from the world fall off of us.
  Our Schedule for 2019 starts with a Youth pastor’s conference in Medellin and Pastor Leo and Silvana Grisales of Jump ministries. We have formed a great partnership with this ministry and are excited to pour into the men and women. Medellin is in revival and we love being a part of what God is doing in this city. This is the 5th year we have joined them and been blessed as God is moving in the ministry and this country. Keep us in your prayers as we move forward.

We will be returning to Cuba this year. This will be my second trip to this country and we are expecting greater works! This country lives under socialism and are much oppressed. They have government healthcare, education, and $ 30 per month, and the pesos is 1- 1 value. But they are praying for freedom in Sprit, soul, body and government. These men and women trust God in a very special way!

In July we will be returning to Medellin to hold a pastors conference. This will be our 5th year with these men and women. Our first meeting started with 20 pastors and their wives.  Now we are meeting with 150+pastors and wives. We have been blessed to be a part of this move of God, they welcome us as family!

Our final trip will be to Tanzania to see Pastor Solomon and hold a pastors conference in Arusha. God has been pouring out His favor on these churches and we see growth more each time we visit! These men and women work for the Lord and see His hand on may lives. It is always an honor to work and see the Kingdom of God advance! Keep us in your prayers as we full fill the great commission that Holy Spirit has instructed us. Thanks again for you support and prayers!

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Ever Thought, It Ain’t Working

Ever Thought, It Ain’t Working

EVER THOUGHT, IT AIN’T WORKING

WHY?

VOWS

Ecclesiastes 5:5-6  Better not to vow than to vow and not pay.   Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands? 
WHAT ARE WE SAYING……YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS

FAILURE, DISAPPOINTMENTS, FRUSTRATION

 Jeremiah 15:18  Why is my pain perpetual And my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed? Will You surely be to me like an unreliable stream, As waters that fail? 
Philippians 3:13-14 I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.

DOUBT & UNBELIEF

Matthew 13:58  And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Mark 16:14 Then Jesus appeared before the eleven apostles as they were eating a meal. He corrected them for having such hard, unbelieving hearts because they did not believe those who saw him after his resurrection.

DON’T GIVE UP!

Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 

Romans 8:18-19 I am convinced that any suffering we endure is less than nothing compared to the magnitude of glory that is about to be unveiled within us. The entire universe is standing on tiptoe, yearning to see the unveiling of God’s glorious sons and daughters

 Romans 8:28-30 So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose. For he knew all about us before we were born and he destined us from the beginning to share the likeness of his Son. This means the Son is the oldest among a vast family of brothers and sisters who will become just like him. Having determined our destiny ahead of time, he called us to himself and transferred his perfect righteousness to everyone he called. And those who possess his perfect righteousness he co-glorified with his Son!

BELIEVE

Hebrews 11:1-3 Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. This testimony of faith is what previous generations were commended for. Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God’s words! He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.

John 6:29 Jesus answered, “The work you can do for God starts with believing in the One he has sent.”

STOP STINKING THINKING

1Corinthians 2:16  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 
1 John 2-15-17 Don’t set the affections of your heart on this world or in loving the things of the world. The love of the Father and the love of the world are incompatible. For all that the world can offer us—the gratification of our flesh, the allurement of the things of the world, and the obsession with status and importance —none of these things come from the Father but from the world. This world and its desires are in the process of passing away, but those who love to do the will of God live forever.

WALK IN FREEDOM

1 John 2 : 12-13 I remind you, dear children: your sins have been permanently removed because of the power of his name.  I remind you, fathers and mothers: you have a relationship with the One who has existed from the beginning.  And I remind you, young people: you have defeated the Evil One.
1John 4:4 Little children, you can be certain that you belong to God and have conquered them, for the One who is living in you is far greater than the one who is in the world

All Things New

All Things New

ALL THINGS NEW!

Last time we talked the fire! What did you let burn up in your life?
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 Now, may the God of peace and harmony set you apart, making you completely holy. And may your entire being—spirit, soul, and body—be kept completely flawless in the appearing of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. The one who calls you by name is trustworthy and will thoroughly complete his work in you.

HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN!
 WHERE IS THE VICTORY OVER THE PAST?

2 Corinthians 5:17-21  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.  Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,  that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.  Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.  For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him

Genesis 1:26  Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

WE ARE MADE IN HIS IMAGE…. 3 PARTS

1ST  PART= SPIRIT

John 19:30 When he had sipped the sour wine, he said, “It is finished, my bride!” Then he bowed his head and surrendered his spirit to God.

2nd  PART =BODY

1Peter 2:24  who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. 

3rd  PART SOUL = MIND WILL AND EMOTIONS

Matthew 26:38-39  Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”  He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.

Isaiah 53:10  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand

Romans 10:8-10  but what does it say? “the word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):  that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 

WHEN WE STEP INTO NEW…… WE STEP INTO COMPLETE PEACE !

1. AUTHORITY 

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 

 Romans16:20  And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

2. PEACE

1Corinthians 14:33  For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
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, neither let it be afraid. 
John 10:27  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me

3. PROSPERITY

Matthew 6:9-15  In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 
Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. 
And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 
But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 
John 10:10  The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly
ABUNDANTLY= – exceeding abundantly above, more abundantly, advantage, exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure, more,

4. RIGHTEOUSNESS

2 Corinthians 5:21  For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 
James 3:18  Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

5. CONFIDENCE 

Galatians  2:20 “My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!

Galatians  5:22-25  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 
WHERE ARE YOU TODAY? HAVE YOU MADE THE EXCHANGE OR YOU STILL LIVING IN THE PAST?


PRAYER OF EXCHANGE

Go Into The World

Go Into The World

GO INTO THE WORLD

Mark 16:15  And He said to them, Go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to all the creation. GOSPEL = GOOD NEWS….. ISAIAH 53

Mark 16:16  He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned. BAPTIZED= POINT OF GREAT EXCHANGE

Mark 16:17  And miraculous signs will follow to those believing these things: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak new tongues;

Mark 16:18  they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will be well.

Mark 16:19  Then indeed, after speaking to them, the Lord was taken up into Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
Mark 16:20  And going out, they proclaimed everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word by miraculous signs following. Amen

Gal 3:27  For as many as were baptized into Christ, you put on Christ.

3 THINGS TO SURRENDER TO HOLY SPIRIT
1. PRIDE

Pro 16:18  Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

1Peter 5:5-6 In the same way, the younger ones should willingly support the leadership of the elders. In every relationship, each of you must wrap around yourself the apron of a humble servant. Because:
God resists you when you are proud
but multiplies grace and favor when you are humble. If you bow low in God’s awesome presence, he will eventually exalt you as you leave the timing in his hands

2. ANXIETY= DISTRACTIONS FRUSTRATIONS

1Peter 5:7-9 Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.  Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy, the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring lion looking for its prey to devour. Take a decisive stand against him and resist his every attack with strong, vigorous faith. For you know that your believing brothers and sisters around the world are experiencing the same kinds of troubles you endure

3. CARES OF THIS WORLD

Rom 8:6  For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace vs:7  because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the Law of God, neither indeed can it be.

Luke 8:5  “A farmer went out to sow seeds for a harvest. As he scattered his seed, some of it fell on the hard pathway and was quickly trampled down and unable to grow and became nothing but bird seed. Some fell on the gravel, and though it sprouted it couldn’t take root; it withered for lack of moisture. Other seed fell where there was nothing but weeds. It too was unable to grow to full maturity, for it was choked out by the weeds. Yet some of the seed fell into good, fertile soil, and it grew and flourished until it produced more than a hundredfold harvest, a bumper crop.” Then Jesus added, shouting out to all who would hear, “Listen with your heart and you will understand

PLANT IN GOOD SOIL, IN YOU, AND OTHERS.
4 THINGS TO EXPECT

1. POWER Act 1:8  But you shall receive power, the Holy Spirit coming upon you. And you shall be witnesses to Me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

2. MIRACLES   Act 3:6  But Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!

      John 14:12“I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father!

3. GRACE.. Eph 2:8 For it was only through this wonderful grace that we believed in him. Nothing we did could ever earn this salvation, for it was the gracious gift from God that brought us to Christ!

      2Corinthians 5:13-17 If we are out of our minds in a blissful, divine ecstasy, it is for God, but if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. For it is Christ’s love that fuels our passion and motivates us, because we are absolutely convinced that he has given his life for all of us. This means all died with him, so that those who live should no longer live self-absorbed lives but lives that are poured out for him—the one who died for us and now lives again. So then, from now on, we have a new perspective that refuses to evaluate people merely by their outward appearances. For that’s how we once viewed the Anointed One, but no longer do we see him with limited human insight.  Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.

4. EVERLASTING LIFE.. 1John 5:20  And we know that the Son of God has come, and He has given us an understanding so that we may know Him who is true. And we are in Him that is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and the everlasting life

THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS

Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster

ROLLER COASTER

TESTIMONIES.. NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY TO GET AWAY FROM GOD…
I JUST WALKED AWAY…. THE WORLD IS JUST PILING UPON  ME!…I’M BUSY
WHAT DOES THE  WORLD OFFER MORE THAN JESUS
1. ESCAPE..TRUST MYSELF TO GET RID OF THIS FOR ONLY A MINUTE!

Jeremiah 17:5-6  Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.   For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. 

Proverbs 1:33 But the one who always listens to me will live undisturbed in a heavenly peace. Free from fear, confident and courageous, you will rest unafraid and sheltered from the storms of life.

John 14:27 “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!

2. EXCUSES…  GOD IT’S NOT WORKING

1 Corinthians 10:13 We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously.

Mar 11:23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.

3. EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING WHAT THEY WANT!
WHAT IS THE WORLD TELLING YOU?

1John 2:15-17  Don’t set the affections of your heart on this world or in loving the things of the world. The love of the Father and the love of the world are incompatible. For all that the world can offer us—the gratification of our flesh, the allurement of the things of the world, and the obsession with status and importance —none of these things come from the Father but from the world. This world and its desires are in the process of passing away, but those who love to do the will of God live forever.

Psalm 18:48 He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man.

John 21:22  Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. 

4. THIS WAY SEEMS EASIER..NO TRIALS

Psalm 23:4 Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness,
fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace.  The comfort of your love takes away my fear.
I’ll never be lonely, for you are near. Lord, even when your path takes me through
the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.

James 1:2My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.

Philippians 4:11 I’m not telling you this because I’m in need, for I have learned to be satisfied in any circumstance. 12–13 I know what it means to lack, and I know what it means to experience overwhelming abundance. For I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty.

Joshua 24:15  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

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, neither let it be afraid. 

Fire

Fire

FIRE

1Peter 4:12  Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 
1Pe 4:13  but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Ephesians 6:12 Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious.

GUARD AGAINST THESE IN THE FIRE!

COMPARING
2Corinthians 10:12 For we do not dare to rank or compare ourselves with some of the ones commending themselves. But they, measuring themselves among themselves, and comparing themselves to themselves, are not perceptive.
                                   
THOUGHTS
2 Corinthians 10:5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One.
Pro 23:7 for as he thinks in his heart, so is he;
ACTIONS
Jeremiah 17:5  Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD. 
John 5:30 I can do nothing of My own self. As I hear, I judge, and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of the Father who has sent Me.

FRESH FIRE
Moses burning bush= Acacia=produces a volatile amount fumes which ignites but goes out quickly
Exodus 3:2  And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him in a flame of fire, out of the midst of a thorn bush. And he looked. And behold! The thorn bush burned with fire! And the thorn bush was not burned up.
Exodus 3:3  And Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the thorn bush is not burned up.
Exodus 3:4  And Jehovah saw that he had turned aside to see. God called to him out of the midst of the thorn bush, and said, Moses! Moses! And he said, Here I am.

3 THINGS FOR FRESH FIRE ………..I LIKE TO MESS WITH FIRE
1 FRESH WOOD NOT OLD WOOD, OLD WOOD BURN UP FAST!

Luke 3:16 John answered all, saying, I indeed baptize you with water, but He who is mightier than I comes, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to loose. He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire,
2Crinthians  5:17 So that if anyone is in Christ, that one is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

 Act 2:4 And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 Psalm 92:10 But You shall lift up my horn as the wild ox; and I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

2. TRUST THE FIRE=BELIEVE
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Pro 3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

2Corinthians 1:9-10 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, so that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
2Co 1:10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver; in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us,

John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

John 7:38 He who believes on Me, as the Scripture has said, “Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” WHAT IS COMING OUT OF YOUR BELLY?

  1Timothy 4:14 Do not neglect the gift in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the body of elders.

3.  STOKE THE FIRE= STIR IT UP
Mat 9:33 And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb one spoke. And multitudes marveled, saying, Never was it seen like this in Israel!

  1Timothy 4:14 Do not neglect the gift in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the body of elders.

FRUSTRATION BRINGS APATHY

 Matthew 3:12  His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” 

  2Ti 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
  2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
DEVIL WILL TRY TO PUT FEAR IN YOU

 Act 26:2 I think myself happy

Isa 61:10  I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels

 Act 3:6  But Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!
 Act 3:7  And taking him by the right hand, he lifted him up. And immediately his feet and ankle-bones received strength.
 Act 3:8  And leaping up, he stood and walked and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God.

THEY STIRRED THEMSELVES UP

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO STIR UP THIS MORNING?

Rom 1:11  For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established

Basics

Basics

BASICS

1 Corinthians 2:2  For while I was with you I was determined to be consumed with one topic—Jesus, the crucified Messiah.
2 Corinthians 5:21  For God made the only one who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we who did not know righteousness might become the righteousness of God through our union with him.
John 3:3-8 Jesus answered, “I speak an eternal truth: Unless you are born of water and Spirit-wind, you will never enter God’s kingdom realm. For the natural realm can only give birth to things that are natural, but the spiritual realm gives birth to supernatural life!
“You shouldn’t be amazed by my statement, ‘You must be born from above!’ For the Spirit-wind blows as it chooses. You can hear its sound, but you don’t know where it came from or where it’s going. So it is within the hearts of those who are Spirit-born!”

Acts 1:8  But I promise you this the Holy Spirit will come upon you and you will be filled with power. And you will be my messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces —even to the remotest places on earth!”

Mark 16:15 And he said to them, “As you go into all the world, preach openly the wonderful news of the gospel to the entire human race! Whoever believes the good news and is baptized will be saved, and whoever does not believe the good news will be condemned. And these miracle signs will accompany those who believe: They will drive out demons in the power of my name. They will speak in tongues. They will be supernaturally protected from snakes and from drinking anything poisonous. And they will lay hands on the sick and heal them.”

Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, and he has anointed me to be hope for the poor, freedom for the brokenhearted, and new eyes for the blind, and to preach to prisoners, ‘You are set free!’ I have come to share the message of Jubilee, for the time of God’s great acceptance has begun.”

John 19:  When he had sipped the sour wine, he said, “It is finished, my bride!” Then he bowed his head and surrendered his spirit to God.

MAN WILL ALWAYS COME UP WITH NEW STUFF OUT OF THEMSELVES!
MAINLY OUT OF WORKS! STUFF THAT DOES NOT MATTER!

Acts 5:33-39 When they heard this, they were infuriated and determined to murder them. But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a noted religious professor who was highly respected by all, stood up. He gave orders to send the apostles outside. Then he said to the council, “Men of Israel, you need to be very careful about how you deal with these men. Some time ago there was a man named Theudas who rose up claiming to be somebody. He had a following of about four hundred men, but when he was killed, all of his followers were scattered, and nothing came of it. “After him, in the days of the census, another man rose up, Judas the Galilean, who got people to follow him in a revolt. He too perished, and all those who followed him were scattered. So in this situation, you should just leave these men to themselves. For if this plan or undertaking originates with men, it will fade away and come to nothing. But if this movement is of God, you won’t be able to stop it. And you might discover that you were fighting God all along!”

 

DON’T GET TO THINKING ABOUT WRONG STUFF

 

2 Corinthians 10:5   We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.

1 Corinthians 2:2   For while I was with you I was determined to be consumed with one topic—Jesus, the crucified Messiah.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24    Now, may the God of peace and harmony set you apart, making you completely holy. And may your entire being—spirit, soul, and body—be kept completely flawless in the appearing of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. The one who calls you by name is trustworthy and will thoroughly complete his work in you.

Revelation 22:18-21  I testify to everyone who hears the prophetic words of this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone subtracts from the prophetic words of this book, God will remove his portion from the Tree of Life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
The one who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the holy believers. Amen!

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

IT IS TIME FOR A NEW BEGINNING!!!

 

You have heard it said, “Good is the enemy of Great”
Israelites are a great example
Egyptians in slavery – Exodus 1:14  And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor. 
GOD SENDS MOSES––Exodus 3:8  So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.

GOD DELIVERS THEM WITH GREAT FAVOR – Exodus 12:36  And the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians. 

GOD PERFORMS MIRACLES
Crossing of Red Sea – Exodus 14:21-28
Bitter water to sweet – Exodus 15:23-25
Manna – Exodus 16:13-15 Everyday!

GOD ORDERS THEM TO GO POSSESS THE LAND  Deuteronomy 1:8 –  See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—to give to them and their descendants after them.’ 

OUT OF FEAR AND COMFORT, THEY STAYED WHERE THEY WERE
Deuteronomy 1:25-26  They also took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us; and they brought back word to us, saying, ‘It is a good land which the LORD our God is giving us.’   “Nevertheless you would not go up, but rebelled against the command of the LORD your God; 

A GREAT LEADER (MOSES) dies – Deuteronomy 34:5
Deuteronomy 34:7 –Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.
Deuteronomy 34:10-12 – no one has arisen since like Moses — more written about him than anyone but Jesus

ALL DIE OFF EXCEPT JOSHUA AND CALEB Num 14:30  Except for Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun, you shall by no means enter the land which I swore I would make you dwell in.

THIS WAS A GOOD TIME THEY HAD EXPERIENCED!!!

God begins the next chapter in their history with a simple sentence
Joshua 1:2 – Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel

JOSHUA TAKES OVER
Joshua 1:1-4  After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying:  “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel.  Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses.  From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. 

It was time to realize that while things had been really good, it was now time to move on!
Life is full of transitions – some of which we have control over and some of which we don’t Either way, we must realize, the past is behind us and God is calling us to move on
A good or a bad past – it is the past
 Philippians  3:13-14  I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus

       He has called us to arise TODAY and BEGIN FRESH!!
Isa 60:1  Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway

God desires us to walk in His best TODAY
Luke 15:22  But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet

3 THINGS THAT STOP US

1. Living in yesterday
2. Hanging onto things that are not of God
3. Walking in fear

Joshua 1:2-3Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, to the children of Israel.
Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

Isa 43:18  “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old.
Isa 43:19  Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year

Is it me or is time flying by. Seems like yesterday we were planning our year out and now we have completed another one and we would like to thank you for your partnership. Because of you many were saved, healed, free from demon oppression and stepped into the Great Exchange of who they are!

This year took us to Uganda with River of Hope. We held a pastors and children’s conference in Mohorro Uganda, which is in the northwest part of the country. Pastor Vincent and his pastors made us feel right at home and allowed us to pour into them and the children. We were especially excited to watch the young men and women minister to the youth, it was a great success!

Next we partnered with Gary and Jane Ann Casey, Gateway missions, Doug and Lisa Barber Loving People Enough Ministry, Tab Daniel, and Danny and Lea Cay Farr to Transnistria to help train pastors to do The Encounter the Cross. We have testimony at the end and my people were set free and healed. We were also blessed to preach in local churches and were able to see 25 people get saved and more set free. Pastor Yuri has a great work going on and Holy Spirit is moving.

Church on the Rock Trip, Jennifer and I , Gary and Jane Ann Casey, Paul and Lavila Henry, Janie Gomez, and Tom Dutton. We were able to preach in local churches and see Holy Spirit move in miracles, signs and wonders. One of the pastors received instant healing of deafness in her left ear; another man at the same meeting was in intense pain and was using a walker. God touched him, he set his walker to the side and ran 2 miles totally pain free. We had a great time and started new relationships with several new pastor and churches

Our last trip was to Colombia.  When we go to Colombia, we are going home and Pastor Leo and Maria Grisales always make us welcome. Gary Casey, Randy Voight, Ed Ainsworth, and myself held a pastors 2 day conference. We have really grown to love these men and women in Medellin. We expect to see the growth to continue as we are returning each year. Some great news; Leo got married to a beautiful young lady name Silvana Vives in December.  We are so excited for them and speak blessings on them.

We are planning for next year; keep us in your prayers as Holy Spirit guides us. We would like to thank you again for all of you support and prayers. As we go, you go, and all we touch, you touch! Thanks again and God bless!

LOVE Y’ALL
ROYCE & JENNIFER

Blazing Arrows

Blazing Arrows

BLAZING ARROWS

BOOK OF EPHESIANS LAYS OUT WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST

Eph 6:10  Now my beloved ones, I have saved these most important truths for last: Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you.
FOR LAST……..AFTER WE ARE IN CHRIST
SUPERNATURALLY INFUSED= ONE

Eph.6:11 Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser!

THIS IS ONE TIME EXPERIENCE! PUT IT ON, LEAVE IT ON!

Eph.6:12 Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage
PRINCIPALITIES=APPLICATIONS, ORDER, TIME, PLACE, RANK.
AUTHORITIES IN REBELLION=DELEGATED INFLUENCE
DEMON GODS=WORLD RULER, EPITHET OF SATAN
EVIL SPIRITS=MALICE, SIN

Eph.6:13 Because of this, you MUST wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious.
BECAUSE OF THIS=ALWAYS
PROTECTED=STAND AGAINST
DESTINED = PLANNED
RISE VICTORIOUS =ABIDE

Eph.6:14 Put on truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in triumph. Put on holiness as the protective armor that covers your heart.
TRUTH= NOTHING HIDDEN
HOLINESS= RIGHTEOUSNESS

Eph.6:15 Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace.
STAND= ABIDE
BLESSINGS= GOD’S WILL

Eph.6:16 In every battle, take faith as your wrap-around shield, for it is able to extinguish the blazing arrows coming at you from the Evil One!
FAITH= WHAT YOU BELIEVE
BLAZING ARROWS, =ACTIONS, WORDS, THOUGHTS
SHIELD=PORTAL, DOOR= a way of escape
1 Corinthians 10:13 We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously.

Eph.6:17 Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God.
HELMET=ENCIRCLEMENT

SPOKEN WORD! ENOUGH SAID!

Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times
Eph.6:18 Pray the blessings of God upon all his believers. And pray also that God’s revelation would be released through me every time I preach the wonderful mystery of the hope-filled gospel.

Eph 6:19 And pray also that God’s revelation would be released through me every time I preach the wonderful mystery of the hope-filled gospel. Yes, pray that I may preach the wonderful news of God’s kingdom with bold freedom at every opportunity.

Eph.6:20 Even though I am chained as a prisoner, I am his ambassador
AMBASSADOR =  ACT AS A REPRESENTATIVE
Romans 8:37 Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything!

Encounter 2019 Dates

Jan 18-20 Marion and Mindy Rushing

Mar 29-31 AShley Shelton

June 7-9 Cecil & Lori Morris

Aug 23-25

Oct 18-20