I am so excited to write all that God is doing! For a few months I have been home focusing solely on our ministries and church in Aurora, Colorado. And while this has been a blessed and fruitful time, the Holy Spirit has spoken to me to step back out into the mission field and work with pastors around the world. I am excited also to return to writing on this blog. So many have told me how blessed they are to read what God is doing around the world so I am exited to return to writing again and updating as much as possible!
Currently I am in Geneva, Switzerland and headed to Lisbon, Portugal for a few days of ministry with a group of pastors who are ready for revival. What a thrill to be able to join hands in the work of ministry with awesome people of God who are asking Heaven to rain down upon their nation. I know that there is great purpose to what is about to take place in Portugal and I am asking for the leading of the Holy Spirit for every soul that I have the opportunity to minister to. If you would, say a prayer for the nation of Portugal today and also for me as God directs my steps. I am believing for great miracles to take place and that many will turn to Jesus!
From Portugal I am headed to Tirana, Albania to minister and meet with my dear pastor friends there. If you don’t know, God has blessed the churches in Albania with radical faith filled men and women pastors and together we have seen so many come to Jesus and be healed over the past few years. As I have the opportunity to speak and connect again with these wonderful people, will you join me in prayer this week that great revival come to this nation? I am asking for God’s leading in all that we do for His glory for the people of Albania. God is doing something special there and what an exciting thing to be a part of it.
Some people ask me why I travel like I do. Why would I leave my AMAZING wife and BEAUTIFUL children for strangers I don’t even know (yet) and can’t even speak their language? While I do not like being away from home and I miss my family like crazy anytime I am gone, I must be obedient to God. One thing that I have learned in life is that God’s will doesn’t just “happen”. People don’t get saved, set free, healed and restored without servants of God willing to put their hand to the plow and sacrifice personal comfort for His glory. That’s what I am, in the end I am simply a servant of God desperate to be used for His glory in the ways that He is directing.
I can’t explain it, but something special happens when pastors open their hearts and ask Jesus to do a mighty work in their churches and in their country. Many times one of the ways God begins to bring their prayers to fruition is through partnership with evangelists and other ministers. I know that when the Holy Spirit sends me that I am connecting with other men and women of God who have been praying for a move of God in their land as never before. What a humbling thing to be used of God and be a part this partnership.
You too are partners! Whether you are physically traveling somewhere, giving financially or simply praying – We are partners to build God’s Kingdom. Thank you for partnering with me and with pastors all over the world asking for God to move on the earth. We are in a glorious time, He is coming soon – we must be URGENT with our actions!
God Bless You Today – Say a prayer for Portugal and Albania!
Romans 10:14 “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Did you know that God desperately needs you? He is recruiting and waiting for bold people who are willing to say YES to the challenge of the recruitment.
A couple of years ago my wife Teri and I were invited to spend a weekend with Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke and handful of other people. I’ll never forget such a simple truth that he brought forth when he said “Jesus is what you preach him to be. If you don’t open your mouth, Jesus is silent, but when you speak the gospel you are spreading good news for all to hear.”
This simple truth is always so true in our evangelistic meetings around the world. During our most recent Hope For Ireland meeting I saw this truth become reality again as the Holy Spirit gave me the messages for each night. One night I spoke of the healing power of Jesus to our physical bodies and many were healed. Another night I spoke on the power of God over sin through the mind of Christ and so many came to confess their sins and were radically set free. We were so blessed to see people RESPOND to the messages spoke. Faith was rising through every word to believe what God was speaking and that faith turned into a life-changing response.
I hear so many say that they don’t “feel” Jesus in their everyday life. Some say that they feel their prayers fall on deaf ears and yet others are wildly living in miracles, peace and the life God wants for them. So why does it feel so lop-sided? Why does it seem some are so connected to God while others who seem to want to be don’t feel that they are? I would answer these questions by simply saying that those who are active in their faith see the reality of Jesus in their life because they are “preaching” him everywhere they are.
Jesus is so cool! The Bible teaches that He will never leave us nor forsake us. This means that if you believe in Christ, He is actually dwelling on the inside of you and is with you at all times. It also means that if you share your faith with any person, the power of God living on the inside of you now has a chance to be ACTIVATED and JESUS IS WHAT YOU ARE PREACHING!
If you have a friend who is constantly struggling with fear and anxiety, speak Jesus to them as the prince of peace. If speak with someone who says they are so alone, explain that He is closer than a brother and more than a father. If you are in a conversation and person expresses how sad and empty they are, speak how Jesus is our joy unspeakable. He is the source of ALL life, not just some life. He is alive and wants to be activated in people everywhere. If we however sit on this wonderful revelation and keep it to ourselves there could be countless people directly connected to you that could be receiving the life of Christ but don’t because they don’t know about it.
Think of it in the simplest terms. I remember when my wife and I purchased a great product that just made our day-to-day life so much better. It was so impressive that we wanted to tell everyone in our life about our purchase so that they potentially would purchase one and receive the benefit as well.
Well is there anything greater than Jesus? NO!! He is the greatest thing that could ever happen in a person’s life and if we keep silent we hinder the power of the Holy Spirit moving and helping those we know and love.
So allow Jesus to come out of your mouth and watch Him do the miracles. He is the one with supernatural power but we are the ones with the natural ability to communicate. Be Bold, Be Strong, Be a Courageous Christian!
Are you blessed by this thought today? Tell me your thoughts:)