GOD IS MOVING!
What a day to live and work in the kingdom of God! So much is taking place. God is pouring out His spirit. Lives are being renewed, individuals are being delivered, set free and receiving the Holy Ghost. Apostolic revival is taking place!
Thanks to all the ministries that have hosted us this year, we have really enjoyed being with you and working in His kingdom.
I loook forward to what God has in store for the rest of 2016 and beyond as long as the Lord tarries!
MAY DATES AVAILABLE
We have dates available for the month of May, those dates and others for the next several months are posted in the right column.
If you are interested in scheduling services, please call me or text me at 318.572.3286 or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second annual CALLED conference was hosted by Pastor Jerry Dean and the Pentecostals of Bossier City, LA. What a successful conference.
We had a lot of great feedback for those attending. Pastors that attended commented that they would bring their entire staff’s for 2017. The word that kept being applied in describing the conference was “practical.” Much practical application was given and individuals left feeling that they had been given instruction that they could apply when they returned back to their local churches, and those aspiring to ministry were challenged to be faithful in their pursuit of their CALLING.
Make plans to encourage individuals on staff – those pursuing ministry – to attend CALLED 2017. The dates are April 5 – 7, 2017.
CALLED, CHOSEN, FAITHFUL
Just some thoughts…
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Revelation 16 is speaking of the doctrine of devils that go out deceiving nations and drawing them to one final blow up battle – Armageddon. These plans that have been executed for decades are drawing toward their final phases right now. Individuals fail to realize just how close to the coming of the Lord we are! In their forgetting, they have played off the importance of faithfulness to the Lord!
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
The group you and I want to be part of is this group, the chosen and the faithful!
Samuel hearing the voice of God the third time per instructions from Eli the priest answered “speak for thy servant hearth.” Samuel in yielding to the voice of God, the Lord was with him, and none of his words fell to the ground. (1 Samuel 3:19)
When we yield ourselves to the Master’s hand, we allow the voice of God to shape, make, and mold us, then God’s perfect will can be performed in our lives!
From the greek, the definition for called is invited, appointed, a saint – called. We are all invited to the marriage supper, but we have to choose to go. Its our actions that decide whether we are chosen.
We’ve go to decide what we’re going to wear, it has to be a garment without spot, wrinkle or blemish.
Everyone is called, each of us are called to various places in the kingdom of God, where God desires us to serve.
Matthew 22:14 tells us we are all called but few choose the wedding garment, the righteousness of Christ, the sanctification of the Spirit.
There are those in our current society that want to be married, they want the spouse waiting at home, they want the security of knowing they have somebody waiting on them, but they don’t want to be faithful.
We are all commanded to press toward the prize of the high calling of God. (Philippians 3:14)
We are called , but that doesn’t mean we are chosen. We have to choose to be chosen. Chosen means to be faithful!
Faithful is to be reliable, steadfast, unwavering.
Scripture peaks of this type of faithfulness in four ways.
as an attribute of God
as a postive characteristic of some men
as a characteristic that many men lack
as a gift of the Holy Spirit
Faithful is used in the sense of “believing” as in the case of Christians in Ephesus and Colossae. (Ephesians 1:1; Colossians 1:2)
When a person walks consistently with God, in humble service to Him, they are called “faithful.”
I want to be Called, Chosen, and Faithful!