Update from Honduras

November 12, 2018

I am sorry that I have not been diligent to continue doing the devotions each day. We are in Honduras, Central America right now and there has been so much going on here that I have not had the time to settle down and get my thoughts together to send out the devotionals to you.

The attacks that have be coming down upon the churches here have been super intense, to say the least. The powers of darkness have shown up in forces in order to bring intimidation against them, and to get them to stop building on the vision given to this country to stand up and defend their cause for Christ.

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

In Nehemiah 2, the opposition became furious and very indignant. Even though the king had given the Jews permission to build the wall, giving them legal protection mentioned in Nehemiah, Sanballat and Tobiah, having no authority to stop them, still did their best to discourage the Jews from building the wall.

Father, help us to stand against these same exact kinds of attacks that are being launched against the life of every believer. Thank You that You have set us free, and that we have been given the legal right by You to be encouraged in forging ahead and not drawing back. There are many souls to be rescued here. Thank You for protecting Your children by giving them the anointing of Your Holy Spirit to be able to stand up and proclaim Jesus Christ is Lord! In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

Tomorrow I will give you the reports from the services that we have held here. The power of God has shown up and the enemy has been defeated.

Blessings on the journey, and remember, the best is yet to come so look for it.

Think About It!

October 30, 2019

When Nehemiah and the Jews were praying about building this wall, they weren’t doing a "hit and miss" kind of prayer. No, they were not only praying for something specific, they were praying for their protection.

David Guzik's commentary says that the enemy used scorn and intimidation to try and prevent the project from getting starting (Nehemiah 2:19). Now that the work had begun, they were furious and very indignant.

Have you ever noticed when someone begins to mock you there will always seem to be some element of truth to their accusations? Often times they forget that we are talking about God here, and what He promises us in His word.

I fell thirty feet one time and broke my back. The Lord healed me, and I walked out of the hospital the same day.

When I saw my pastor he asked me if I was okay. I responded with, "Yes, I am okay." Then he replied, "Well you don’t look okay." So I said to him, "That’s okay because I don’t feel okay, but the Word says that by His stripes ye were healed." People were saying that I was lying and I said, "No I’m not because I am only saying what the Word of God says about me."

Let me once again quote from David Guzik's commentary: “One measure of a leader is to be able to measure criticism; to not allow one to be run down by the critical, while still be sensitive to God’s voice even in the midst of criticism."

Father, thank you for Your love and for Your promises that are found in Your Word that help us to overcome any discouragement the devil may send our way. Because he has underestimated Your Word, I have not forgotten in the midst of the worst attacks that the enemy shot at me that Your powerful words have become a weapon of praise in my mouth.

I believe that it is time for us to set a watch over our assignment in rebuilding our part of the wall. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Think about it!

Blessings on the journey, and remember, the best is yet to come so keep looking for it.

Let’s Fight to the Finish

October 28, 2019

When it seems like the whole world is breathing down your neck, and people are being super critical about every step you take, just keep on putting your best foot forward and walk right out of your problems.

When the work to rebuild the walls of the city of Jerusalem was half-way finished, the attacks against the Jews increased as the enemy made plans to fight against them and bring about confusion (Neh. 4:7-8).

So what did Nehemiah do to solve this dilemma? He gathered the people around him and said, "Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and because of them we set a watch against them day and night" (v. 9 NKJV).

First they prayed. Second, they set a watch against their enemies around the clock; 24/7, all day and all night. The result? They completed the mission in 52 days! Praise God!

Listen to what Pastor Lynette Hagin had to say in an article she wrote concerning Nehemiah being a man of prayer:

“If we want to learn from his example, we must pray, pray, pray! And we must also let the devil know we mean business when we pray. James 5:16 says, "The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]" (AMPC). We don't need to pray eloquent prayers. All God cares about is that we pray fervently from our hearts."

Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, we take up our position in Christ and we stand against the continuous arrows that the enemy seems to be shooting in our direction. We praise you for being our Defender, and our confidence is in You and Your Word concerning our situation. We know that all things are possible for those who are in Christ Jesus, and we shall finish our race. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Blessings on the journey, and remember, the best is yet to come so keep looking for it.