Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Discipleship Moment #14: Being Thankful

Angie And I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. There is so much in our lives to be thankful for.. I truly believe that when we are thankful and we rejoice in the Lord Jesus, it puts satan to flight.. Our prayer for you this Thanksgiving is that you soar above the trials and circumstances you may be in on Wings of Gratitude to our Great God!! We will be having dinner tomorrow with my Aunt Barb (Moms Sister) and its nice because I really enjoy her company and I can see Mom in her... I miss Mom and Dad during the Holidays but I Know I shall see them again... Oh What rejoicing..... 1 Thess 5:18. Eph 5:20. Psalm 34.. a note from the first Thanksgiving.......... “They began now to gather in the small harvest they had, and to fit up their houses and dwellings against winter, being all well recovered in health and strength and had all things in good plenty. For as some were thus employed in affairs abroad, others were exercised in fishing, about cod and bass and other fish of which they took good store, of which every family had their portion. All the summer there was no want; and now began to come in store of fowl, as winter approached, of which is place did abound when they came first (but afterward decreased by degrees). And besides waterfowl there was great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many, besides venison, etc. Besides, they had about a peck a meal a week to a person, or now since harvest, Indian corn to that proportion. Which made many afterwards write so largely of their plenty here to their friends in England, which were not feigned but true reports. William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation: S.E. Morison, ed. Knopf. N.Y., 1952. p 90

Monday, October 23, 2017

Virginia Summary #2

Every single time we visit and minister in Rockbridge County Virginia, God deals with me and speaks to my heart in such incredible ways. The connection with past generations brings Vision for future generations.

We were very blessed today by a third-year law student at Washington and Lee University who happens to live in general Paxton's first home Silverwood. He actually invited us inside and we got to explore this pre-Civil War home for the first time on this tour. The love affair with Lexington VA continues.... a thought God has had in my spirit all day is: The peace of God that you and I as believers can walk in is so much more than us controlling our panic..... The peace of God is a quiet heart!!

Virginia is an American history icon. Our country began here in 1607, and it's no surprise that the Old Dominion has more than its share of historic and historical sites, exhibits, monuments and legendary personas. Each has its own unique story, and nearly all have a friendly Virginia face to share their passion for the tale.
From the rivers of John Smith's explorations to the wilderness of the early westward pioneers, you'll find interesting diversions across the state. And for the casual browser or the serious history buff, the lone seeker or the family of enthusiasts, visitors will likely never exhaust the historical experiences available in Virginia.

One of my upcoming messages will be on "Reclaiming Americas Hero's" and it was totally inspired by this Oct 2017 Tour....

We are looking forward to guiding many more tours in 2018.  This year, 2017, was the most ever done in a single year. I want to invite any of you to come along on a tour very soon.. they are alot of fun and God always gives a word... We also have been praying with many people on these tours. For salvation and other issues as well.....

Please pray this week for the nearly 20 (17 by personal work) souls that came to Christ throughout our trip to Virginia.. We are putting a renewed emphasis on Personal soul winning because:
Every person you meet will either be saved or perish.
People of the world will perish without Jesus Christ.[Rom 6:23]
But God is not willing that any should perish. [1 Tim. 2:4 ; 2 Pet. 3:9]
Soul-winning should be the focus of every believer. There should be no lack of urgency to reach others and yet, we live in a selfish, narcisstic, “I” centered society. Someone once said that if we really believed in the horror and pain of a fiery, devils hell, then we would crawl across broken glass to tell one poor, lost soul about Jesus–who [Jesus] is the only way to escape an eternity in the awful place called hell.
Soul winners are wise. [Prov. 11:30]
Soul winners are partners with the Lord. [2 Cor. 6:1]
Soul winners will shine brightly. [Daniel 12:3]
Soul winners are happy people. [Psalm 126:5-6]
Soul winners cover a multitude of sins. [James 5:19-20]
Jesus Christ commanded all Christians to go and make disciples.[Matt.28:19-20] Jesus love for me and my love for Him compels me to be a soul-winner.[John 14:15, 21]
It is written in the Jewish Talmud that God has said ” In every place where you find the imprint of men’s feet, there am I.”
” For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” [John 3:16]
God bless you all..

Plus we just have alot of fun hiking and exploring in the Blue Ridge Mountains.... 
Hope to see you there soon........


Monday, October 16, 2017

Virginia Summary #1

From touching down at Silverwood to prayer at the Paxton House,Refuel, and 4 tour groups at historic locations.. we are in the closing hours of our adventure in Rockbridge county.. This time we found and hiked on actual property holdings of my 5th great grandfather in 1740... We hiked across the South River in the mountains on a rickety bridge that swayed like crazy..😜.. Did a sit down telecast on a train car at the Paxton House and several others over the week.. led 15 people to Jesus and more that were really touched by God during tours, taping, and conversation... One of our new stops this time was Old City Cemetary in Lynchburg......a pretty amazing week... I hope you join me on October 19 for the live radio program. New music, special guests, and I will be preaching on Activating Grace which I preached on one of the telecasts here in VA also. God bless you all my friends. You are very special to me. Next year has already been filling up fast so I hope many of you will join us somewhere along the way.. keep looking up!! win someone to Jesus.. and always rejoice in God your savior!! Heading to the Liberty University homecoming football game in a couple hours.. love and peace in Christ..

We have had an absolutely powerful week.. great way to close it out! Charles is back for morning Worship.. The more I learn to understand the Grace I need to walk with Jesus the more I learn to be an agent of Grace in the lives of others.. The enemy may bring accusations and speak death but thanks be to God we are called and empowered as Christ Followers to speak Life and be agents of grace and reconciliation to a hurting, lost world!! Powerful stuff this morning!! After the 9:15 service we start our drive back to Michigan.. halfway today; finish tomorrow. Don't forget to tune in Thursday night at 7 if you can. Angie will post a link.. Shalom!!

The most precious moment at Refuel 17 for me was walking out to the gazebo after lunch to stretch a bit and see this young man sitting there. He was not a part of the conference; he was a worker on a food truck. Very nervous and confused as to what was going on his heart was revealed by the Lord. He was looking for 3 things; Love, Forgiveness, and Jesus.. after sharing the Gospel with him for about 20 minutes he asked me to pray with him to receive Christ!! This was a humbling moment and God told me to encourage you: Put yourself out there.. be available and discerning and God will use you in this Harvest. Don't be afraid, don't let shyness or fear of rejection stop what the Holy Spirit wants to do with you.. God has all of us on earth for such a time as this.. I will talk more about this from Rockbridge over the next few days. Angie took this picture so we will remember our new friend and brother and also to remember that today, this day, Satan lost another one. It's all about Jesus and Eternal life... that's why we do what we do!! God bless you my friends!! Win one!!





Friday, September 22, 2017

Brian Free & Assurance with Jerry Garcia In Hamilton Indiana

Here is a clip from last years concert in Hamilton Indiana.. Angie and I are heading to Walkerton Indiana tomorrow for another great Brian Free And Assurance concert.. I will be ministering in the area for an evening service. A great way to close out our September road schedule..

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Gary Wilkerson World Challenge Interview. (9-13-2017)

World Challenge, Inc. was founded by Reverend David Wilkerson in 1971 and served as a corporate umbrella for his worldwide crusades, ministers' conferences, book and tract publication, video production, street evangelism, literature distribution, church planting, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers and many charitable outreaches. Today, World Challenge Inc. shares the message of the gospel through mission outreaches and literature distribution. Sermons from David Wilkerson and his son Gary are shared monthly through the Pulpit Series newsletter to hundreds of thousands of people. The numerous mission outreaches of World Challenge to the poor include orphanages, overseas widows’ fund, emergency/disaster relief, healthcare/clinics, community development and feeding centers. Gary Wilkerson became president of World Challenge in 2010 and moves forward with the same heart and vision as his father. Contact World Challenge Here: I Had a great time chatting with Pastor Gary Today.....

I Choose To Live In Peace

Dear Friends,
We have finally kicked off the fall season of ministry.... Yes, I know that technically its still summer, but I run my fall season as Sept. thru Nov.....

As we head out for a busy time on the road I want to leave you with some powerful thoughts on Peace....

First of all, as believers we need to realize that God is not mad at us.. In Romans 5:1 it says this "“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”
We have Peace with God and need to learn to walk in the Peace of God....

When you need peace, God promises to provide a peace that passes understanding. The best thing you can do when you are filled with anxiety and worry is to find a quiet place to pray, read Scripture, and listen to encouraging worship music. God wants you to have a life lived to the fullest and that includes being at peace!

Also, Its time to distance yourself from those who do not value the anointing of God on your life.... You still love them, Pray for them, help them when and if God gives the open door and you can, but walk consistently with those who build you up in your faith and calling.... Live as much a drama free life as you can in the presence of Jesus... Jesus is so beautiful... He Loves and values you..........

Here are just a few helpful verses on Peace:

2 Thessalonians 3:16 - Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord [be] with you all.

John 16:33 - These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Philippians 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Isaiah 26:3 - Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.

1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Matthew 5:9 - Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Romans 12:18 - If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Matthew 10:34-36 - Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.   (Read More...)

1 Peter 3:11 - Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

Romans 15:13 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Hebrews 12:14 - Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

Psalms 4:8 - I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Proverbs 12:20 - Deceit [is] in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace [is] joy.

Isaiah 12:2 - Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song; he also is become my salvation.

1 Corinthians 14:33 - For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.


Make the quality decision today: I Choose To Live in Peace.... You don't have to be mad and offended to choose to walk with  those who appreciate what God is doing in your life and distance yourself from those who create drama and do not really believe in the vision God gave you... Just obey the Word... Pay them little attention except to pray for them. LIVE IN PEACE... Only you can make that choice for your life...

Because this life is all about JESUS you are free to live to please only JESUS and let others do, say, and think what they so desire.. God will send you people who care and who build you up..
No circumstance can steal Gods Peace in you either.. That can be very hard at times but God will give us His precious Grace that leads to His Peace.....

As for Me, I choose to Live in Peace... I choose to allow the circumstances of my life to be used by God for HIS Glory.. I choose to spend my time with the Lord and with those who value what He is doing in my life and ministry... I choose to decrease while Jesus increases in me.. I choose to Glorify God by living a joyful and peaceful, happy life.....
Philippians 4:7 refers to “the peace of God which transcends all understanding.” Most of Paul’s letters began with the words “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Peace is a state of tranquility or quietness of spirit that transcends circumstances. The term peace is described in Scripture as a gift from God and congruent with His character (1 Thessalonians 5:23; Galatians 6:16; 1 Peter 1:2; Hebrews 13:20).

If God is peace, then to know God is to bask in His peace. The closer we draw to Him, the more of His peace we can enjoy (James 4:8). God gives us clear instructions about how to draw near to Him. Psalm 24:3–4 says, “Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.” But Scripture is also clear that we cannot make ourselves clean enough or pure enough to earn the presence of the Lord (Romans 3:10, 23). So how do we draw near enough to experience His peace? Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27). We come into the presence of the Lord through His Son (John 14:6). When we allow Jesus’ death and resurrection to purchase our forgiveness from God, we are counted as righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21). Our sins are forgiven because Jesus already paid the price for them. Only then can we have peace with God (Romans 4:5; 5:1; 1 John 4:10).


When we develop a lifestyle of making the Lord our refuge, we begin to live in the peace of God (Psalm 46:1; 62:8). Psalm 91:1 holds the secret to living in the peace of God: “He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” That secret place in our hearts is where we go to meet with God. When we choose to live there and hide away under His shadow, staying in constant communion with Him, we can remain peaceful, even when circumstances may not be. When we learn to cry out to Him in times of trouble, we find that His peace really does pass all human understanding (Philippians 4:7).
Angie and I love you... see you soon.......   ( some attribution to Got Questions)

ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE NATION AND THE CHURCH, GETTYSBURG, PA 2011.

Here is an older clip that still captures some of what is in our hearts today.....

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6 Signs That Your Friends May Be Green With Envy

God has been showing me for a while now why certain people ignore certain posts and things that portray the accomplishments God is giving us in ministry.... Well, here are six indications of that nasty character trait that we call jealousy: (Will Post Verses at the end)
Lack of encouragement
We’ve all had those moments where you’re extremely excited to announce something new, only for you to tell your friend and their response is “Oh okay.” Not even a “That sounds great” or “Good job” from your so-called best friend. Lack of encouragement or lack of support is a sign that your friend is jealous of you. Sometimes a friend’s lack of support is so obvious that it would even make a sarcastic “Good for you” comment seem good.
Copying you or trying to upstage you
There is nothing more annoying then buying a brand new pair of designer jeans, only to discover your friend has bought the exact same pair the next day. Sometimes they’ll even take it to the next level by getting something more expensive than yours. Are they just an admirer of your style or is the green-eyed monster rearing its ugly head? Sounds like the latter…
Tears you down and sometimes pessimistic
There is nothing worse than a friend who constantly tears you down or criticizes you about everything. You come up with a new idea, and they give you every excuse in the book about why you shouldn’t be doing that. Sometimes they will even attack your character by maybe calling you a bad parent or telling you that you’re selfish. Or they say you are filled with pride for wanting to do something for God... They try to make you look bad by saying you should not need a pat on the back.. And..... when they don't get their pat on the back, they cry... These are just a few examples, but you get the point…
Craves attention from your peers
Ever experience a friend adding a lot of your friends on Facebook to their own list? This comes after only saying hi to your friend once if they’ve even said anything at all… sounds like someone is jealous of your popularity and wants your friends for themselves.
Disappearing or shying away
Have you ever experienced trying to make plans with a friend and suddenly they’re always too busy or don’t even call you back altogether. All of a sudden they never want to hang out anymore. Sometimes when people are jealous, they would rather stay away then face the fact that they feel bad about themselves in your presence. They are not there on the big events...
Doesn’t give you credit or creates excuses for your success
This type of jealousy usually occurs when you tell your friend about something and for everything thing you say, they always have a “Me too.” Sometimes they’ll even say something like “That’s so easy to get.” By diminishing what you’ve done, or drawing attention to an equal experience of their own, they will succeed in making sure they feel better about themselves. Once again, jealousy at it’s finest moment. We have even had some to say that they have been with us every step of the way as if they were the ones who created our success and they were really only around and involved in part of what we do...
(Attribution)Thanks to Esi Mensah for contribution

"For I can see that you are full of bitter jealousy and are held captive by sin."
Acts 8:17 (NLT)

"Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness,
not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy."
Romans 13:13 (ESV)

"For while there is jealousy and strife among you,
are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?"
1 Corinthians 3:3 (ESV)

"…idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes,
dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these,  of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you,
that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."
Galatians 5:20-21 (NASB)

"Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple."
Job 5:2 (NLT)

"For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare
when he takes revenge."
Proverbs 6:34 (ESV)

"Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?"
Proverbs 27:4 (ESV)

"Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave.
Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame."
Song of Solomon 8:6 (NLT)

"For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean’."
Mark 7:21-23 (NIV)

“These patriarchs were jealous of their brother Joseph,
and they sold him to be a slave in Egypt. But God was with him."
Acts 7:9 (NLT)

There will be MANY more posts coming as we expose this evil demon in the church and in ministries..

Galatians 5:26 - Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

1 Peter 2:1 - Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

Proverbs 24:1 - Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

Here is the real reason why they start and stop things and NO spiritual fruit in anything......
James 3:16 - For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work.

1 Peter 2:1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.



 As I Said, there will be much more coming later... The Lord has told us to expose this and to stand against it firmly as we pursue unity in the Last Days Church of Jesus Christ......

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A Stop At Dr. Lester Sumrall Ministry by Len Paxton

The teachings of Dr Lester Sumrall have been precious to Angie and I over the years. Recently we had the chance to stop and tour the ministries, which are still operating today, in South Ben IN. We have been through the ministry many, many times; attending Campmeetings and ministers Conferences throughout the 1990's..... We still support these outreaches of LeSea...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Update on Hurricane Harvey response from Stefan Radelich

Angie and I have been supporters of LeSea Global Feed The Hungry for over 20 years now. We want to share this most recent update on Hurricane relief with all our friends and giving partners. We are sending a percentage of all offerings that we receive to FTH for this effort. God bless you..

Jeremy Camp at Big Ticket Festival 2016

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Do You Want to Know a Secret? by Greg Laurie

This message is from the 2017 SoCal Harvest event at Angel Stadium.. Great event.. Many souls were saved and many fed with the Word of God.. Angie and I are honored to be Harvest Partners.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Share Your Faith

"If you offer forgiveness without repentance and the glories of heaven without warning of the horrors of hell, you are not presenting the true Gospel." (Greg Laurie) Thanks be to God that our Great God made a way for us to be saved through His Son Jesus Christ shedding His Blood on the Cross.... This is such good news... Man, I'm so excited... I'm Not going to Hell.... I've got to go tell someone Today... Lets develop that mentality in the church again.... Share what God has blessed you with.....

There is no soul the Savior can't reach, no sin that can't be forgiven...No power of darkness the Blood can't break, No sickness the Blood can't heal, No bondage the Blood can't Loose you from..... The Blood Of Jesus needs to be proclaimed from every church in the land.. God bless you.. Praise Jesus....

What if everybody that was part of a local church would be willing to share their testimony and their faith story (share the gospel) with just three people in 90 days? Can you imagine the impact that would have? "

A million years from now and throughout all of Eternity, it's going to matter how you lived and how you died. Heed the call of Jesus today and draw near to Him separating yourself from the weak and beggarly elements of this present world.

Keep on the firing line and win souls for Jesus.. He is coming very soon.. it's in the air isn't it? The Glory is about to sweep over the planet bringing in the final harvest. Look up always; your Redemption draws near!!

Go out and with tact and much love, share the Gospel with someone Today..... You can do it!!

Here are 14 soul winning quotes:
God forms man, sin deforms him, the school informs him but only Christ transforms him, therefore preach Christ to ALL Men – C. H. Spurgeon
If a believer in Christ did not preach in his first two years of his
conversion, he may not likely open his mouth again to preach – Watchman Nee
The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christ. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. – C. S. Lewis
You may not be allowed to stand on the pulpit in your church to preach, but every junction in your area is a pulpit, stand there and preach – Reinhard Bonnke
It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbor – Martin Luther
The first work of whole church is to give the gospel to the whole world – Oswald J. Smith
Two-thirds of God’s name is GO! –Rodney Howard-Brown
Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell. – C. T. Studd
The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time – Carl F. H. Henry
You have one business on Earth – to save souls. – John Wesley
The Christian is not obedient unless he is doing all in his power to send the Gospel to the heathen world. – A. B. Simpson
God stands in no need to our strength or wisdom, but of our ignorance, of our weakness; let us but give these to Him, and He can make use of us in winning souls. – D. L. Moody
We do not stand in the world bearing witness to Christ, but we stand in Christ bearing witness to the world. – A. J. Gordon
Make it an object of constant study, and of daily reflection and prayer, to learn how to deal with sinners so as to promote their conversion. – Charles G. Finney

Monday, July 31, 2017

Restocking Giveaway Bibles



These are pictures from a large youth event where we distributed Bibles and served as counselors.. Our Bible supply has been depleted so for the Months of August and September we are raising funds for Bibles for Youth and Bibles for Prisoners..

For everyone who can give a gift of $50 or more towards replenishing these Bible outreaches, I want to send you 3 of my newest radio messages on CD.. 1- The Plan Of God For The Life Of The Christian.... 2- Courage In The Chaos..... and 3- Motivation Matters......

You may give by using the Give To Our Ministry link on the right hand side in the links column. Please be sure to give your correct mailing address when you do..

Your help is urgently needed and greatly appreciated to reach into the lives of Young People and prisoners in the United States.

I want to leave you with the following nuggets........

One Thing I have learned in life is that it doesn't matter in the least who doesn't believe in you so much as the empowerment of the realization that JESUS DOES...... Serve Him.... Go for it..... All or nothing.......

Regrettably, Christianity is full of "Talking Heads"...... Listen, there is a huge difference between "Talking" commitment and "Being" committed..... You are going Nowhere fast if your Actions do not line up with your words.... Stop being lazy, uncommitted, grumbling, faultfinding, rebellious, do nothings...... and Get the Fire of the Holy Ghost propelling your life..........

It is not compromise to wrap your arms around an erring brother or sister and take them back to the altar of Christ (the Cross). Not forcing them into a second class Christianship; but simply helping them through to the forgiveness of Jesus and restoring them to ministry in the body.

Don't Let other peoples opinions and judgment calls about you bother you.......... If you do, you will never accomplish your purpose (s) in Christ....... Just open your heart before the Lord and obey Him... Allow the Holy Spirit to make you pleasing in His sight; Trust God.... and....... Go Forward.

Americas problem runs deeper than party politics...... Our deepest issue is a soul issue..... We have forgotten God days without number, turning to Him only to bail us out after our crisis moments and then going on our merry way; fiddling while Rome burns... Like drowsy beggars staring at the hands of a broken clock; God will bring payday--- someday......................

Believers, we are supposed to base every thing we believe on the Word of God...... Jesus said that a house divided can NOT stand... it is very sad that we do not have a mandate.... whoever wins will not carry a mandate into the new term..... We are sadly a deeply divided people and the ONLY thing that can reunite us is a return to the Cross of Christ and a moving of the Holy Spirit that will teach us once again biblical priorities of righteousness......

Why have I been so fortunate to have heard the Gospel so many times and millions have never heard once....... what a tremendous responsibility.. Jesus said to "Go" into all the world.

The Modern church that holds to its outlandish messages of Selfishness and greed can barely tolerate Christ's command to love their neighbor as themselves...... The Church better wake up and cling to the eternal values of Scripture and put aside the 'self' oriented values of a world that is truly Christ-less...... Without compassion,Mercy,and genuine concern for humanity, I fear that portions of the church are also "Christ-less"........

We have got to come to the realization in these last days: There is nothing wrong with being humbled and Broken. It is the most advantageous position for the Child of God...

God bless you all my friends... See You a little farther up the road....
Len


Friday, July 28, 2017

Update To Vision Statement

Since 1981, Acts 26:18 Ministries and Len Paxton have been standing for the Preaching of the unchanged, Undiluted Gospel Of Jesus Christ.
May we always lift up Jesus Christ and exalt Him in our preaching. Let us reject unbiblical and superficial drivel and preach Christ centered; Christ honoring sermons from the pulpit.. The old saying says, “You can’t advertise a feast when there is no food on the table.”.. So many today are hungry for the reality of a living Jesus… They may not know it yet… Lets always give them life; always give them Christ…

We exist as a ministry to Preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to win souls for His Kingdom. Also to reach out to as many Pastors and churches as possible, to be a friend to them; an encouragement; speaking into their lives.
As we see many saved in our meetings, its our prayer that we will be able to plug as many of them as possible in to good, strong, Bible believing churches. Another directive we have from the Lord is, through our teaching ministry, to assist the Local church in the Discipleship of believers.

A strong direction that is being taken also is the connection between the Gospel and the History of our great Nation. With that in our hearts we are traveling to many old and historic churches once on fire for God now struggling and reaching out to Christians and Pastors there to facilitate prayer, preaching, and revival. The strength of Americas churches is tied directly to the strength of the Nation. When the churches were the center of our community life, America was a stronger moral nation. We believe that God wants to work this way again in America.

Of course, we continue our ministry efforts with the Camp ministry and the Prison outreach; Feeding outreach and also music Evangelism. Bible Distribution is at an all time high in Acts 26:18 Ministries.  All outreaches which have been approved by the board will continue to function normally on a day to day basis.

In future updates we will give reports on each of these ministry arms of Acts 26:18 Ministries.

For many years our ministry has been called Acts 26:18 Ministries.... "To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." (Acts 26:18).... Our Passion, now more than ever is to preach the Blood, The Cross, and win souls to Jesus... To exalt and Lift His Name in our Generation.... To see precious souls go from Darkness To Light..... I am so thankful for all who are taking this journey with us!! We are called to declare the fact that men are sinners and God loves them and has provided a way for all to be saved, at least all who come God’s way. And that way is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. To preach anything else is to violate the sacred trust of the call....
So, preacher friend of mine, let us join together in calling America and the World back to the Cross of Christ.
Let us plead with men and women, boys and girls, to repent of their sins and run into the open arms of the savior today.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Historical/Gospel Tour Info Coming Soon

One of my very favorite things to do is to give Historical / Gospel Tours at various sites across the Country..  We will continue to dedicate significant time to this going forward..  Plus we have added stops at Historical churches where prayer for revival and short messages will be on my itinerary..

I will be talking much more about these things in days to come.. We firmly believe that America can have another great Awakening as the Body Of Christ calls upon God and turns from their sin...

Christianity is the religion that shaped America and made her what she is today. In fact, historically speaking, it can be irrefutably demonstrated that Biblical Christianity in America produced many of the cherished traditions still enjoyed today.. God is connecting our ministry to Pastors across this country as we pray for America and hold revival meetings...
Its fun to work with local Living History experts to make programs that can further the Revival Cause.. The last two times out we did shows at Natural Bridge and Patrick Henry's Red Hill..
In coming posts and videos I actually plan to share much more about this arm of the ministry..

So Today, I leave you all with this:  If we are going to be able to live victorious, overcoming, courageous lives in these days of uncertainty, chaos, and fear..... we will need to be calm in our hearts, loving and compassionate toward others, constructive and Christ centered in our relationships, challenged to grow in Him consistently,and connected to the Church!!! We are created to live in community not isolation.. The New Testament has many "One Another" and "Each Other" tasks for us.. ( encourage one another, love one another, bear with one another, to name three.) Today, go with God rejoicing!!! Many blessings!!  God Bless You all......  (Len)



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

320 Prayer Campaign

Angie and I have joined the 320 Prayer team for this event..... Believing God for a tremendous Harvest in SoCal..
SoCal Harvest is an event that features musical performances by Crowder, Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, Jordin Sparks, Andy Mineo, Danny Gokey, Brennley Brown, worship by Phil Wickham, and a gospel message by Greg Laurie at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

Here is info on how your church can participate in the SoCal areaChurch


Here is a link to sign up for 320prayer320 Payer



Isaac Sowed in Famine

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th Of July


Happy 4th Of July weekend everyone!! As we celebrate the Freedoms God has blessed us with in this great Nation lets also remember the Freedom we have in Christ because of the Cross.. We are thankful we can Trust God completely with every moment of our lives on earth... As we remember Who God is and How very faithful He has always been to us even in the midst of our own weakness and times we fall short, We Are so encouraged to continue to depend on Him during new challenges; turning every day into an Adventure of Faith... Angie and I love you all....  
 Anyone who knows the Holy Spirit knows that all is not well in America... Satan is doing all he can to lull the church asleep and get her preoccupied with everything from worldly riches to internal power struggles and outright malicious sin.. While many churches are struggling to keep the doors open there are still alot of great churches that are making a difference in our cultures steady religious decline.. On a well known level, TRBC, TSC, LCN, and many others fight in the trenches every single day to snatch souls from the fire..PLUS countless Great churches in local communities that we don't know their names in many cases but they have stayed true... America has prayed but has yet to repent. There is hope and that hope is found at the Cross of Jesus Christ... Its the Only Hope!! It must be proclaimed and preached from behind the pulpits of the Land... When we pray and sincerely ask God to do a work in us That work will spill over into the culture.. Angie and I want to thank each of you who stand with us in prayer and support as we try to do our small part wherever God leads us.. I wish to assure that by Gods help and Grace, I will Never change my message and also, as He strengthens me, I will pay whatever cost may come but I will keep preaching THIS message... Those who have been my true friends, some old; some new, I can't tell you how much I thank you!! My Dear friends and soul brothers and sisters, Happy Independence Day... Lets go out every day and proclaim FREEDOM to the Captives through the BLOOD of JESUS!!! Have a great day tomorrow..... Peace.. DO US A FAVOR... IF YOUR CHURCH IS STAYING TRUE TO THE MESSAGE AND ACTIVELY WINS SOULS, PLEASE WRITE THE CHURCH NAME IN THE COMMENT SECTION SO WE CAN PRAY FOR THAT CHURCH... (the warfare is intense and will increase)








Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Newest Audio for Free Download..

Every few months we will post a new player with the newest updates to our messages.. Keep watching for it... Here is the first....

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Update On Surgery

Here is what Angie posted Yesterday..."Len is doing well today after oral surgery yesterday... He has developed a virus in his throat that doesn't respond to antibiotics so please pray for healing as we leave for Virginia and Ohio, then back to Virginia to close out June... The Live radio program will be Thursday night June 15 at 7 pm e s t .."
Dropping by to say hi and let you know that I am gradually feeling a bit better again.. So I thank all of you who have been praying for me.. Really so looking forward to the program tomorrow night at 7... Here is a nugget God gave me for a message I preached about a year or so ago: In Many circles these days, there is precious little seeking of the will of God. One reason is because we automatically presume we know it…. But we must realize that in the economy of God Bigger is not always better; Numbers are not the gauge by which true spiritual success is measured. In Christ, sometimes the road less traveled is still the finest path. Do not presume that God is looking at your life through your eyes but rather pray to see it through HIS!!! We must return to seeking HIS will carefully if we ever hope to see revival……. Its my hope to put more focus than ever on the New Covenant in the days to come.. Lift Jesus Higher folks... God bless your day..

Monday, June 12, 2017

Nuggets From TSC Pastors Conference At Summit

It was Great Meeting Pastor Carter Conlon.... He is such a humble man of God and also, in my opinion, a true prophetic voice in our times.. in this sad world we need those who can shine the light of Jesus and show His love to all people!! I am so honored to be here and to have this time of fellowship.... Jesus said that if we would lift Him up then HE would draw all men unto HIM!! Let's Live our lives in such a way that people will be attracted to our blessed savior!!!

Here are some nuggets of Rich Truth from the Conference:

So if someone ask me how are you doing today? I can say with all my heart I am doing great! God is well pleased with Christ Jesus!! Well, They say, did you read enough? Did you give enough? Did you pray enough? I answer; I do all of those things because the Holy Spirit lives within me! But none of that affects my standing with God because I'm not trying to keep a covenant!! Christ kept the covenant that he had with God and I rest in Him!!! Folks we are in Christ if we believe and we are not to be brought back under even our own good ideas of what that life should be but only to surrender to the Holy Spirit living the righteousness of Christ through us! 

Waiting on the promises is just as important as receiving the promises.. Psalm 105:19... God does His deepest work in us between Amen and There It Is!! The way we wait often determines the duration of the wait! Faith expands in times of waiting upon the Lord... hold on; He is on the Way! While we wait the Word of the Lord refines and purifies us...Waiting time is not wasted time!!  


Pastor Conlon closed out the conference this morning with an awesome exhortation to pray.. "we must have the humility to acknowledge that the nation is perishing on our watch! And so we humble ourselves and pray.. When prayer is an ultimate expression of true dependence on God and faith in God, then revival can come.. I want to help Gods ministers lose their self focus when it comes to ministry and really begin to once again accomplish the work of God! "(Carter Conlon) This was a fabulous time of gathering, exhortation , and fellowship! Angie and I are already making plans to attend again next year. The food at the conference was great too!!😎 .. Speaking for myself, I can say that I will definitely be preaching several things in a majorly different way going forward as God begins to clear the way for a move of his Holy Spirit that only He can accomplish. We must preach the Jesus of the cross and the new covenant without adding human instrumentation , achievement, or accomplishment.. The Holy Spirit graphically laid it out and portrayed that during this conference.. can't wait to begin developing a couple messages that God gave me here. Also looking forward to sharing on the radio program.






It was great meeting Gary Wilkerson as well.. He along with the others brought  truths to bear that are revolutionary to the Church...

He that has an ear, let them hear what the Spirit saith to the churches..........


God bless you friends.... I will be sharing so much about the direction God is taking the messages here in our ministry... God is good... see you all soon......
 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

E. M. Bounds On False And Fleshly Ministry

Can ambition, that lusts after praise and place, preach the gospel of Him who made himself of no reputation and took on Him the form of a servant? Can the proud, the vain, the egotistical preach the gospel of him who was meek and lowly? Can the bad-tempered, passionate, selfish, hard, worldly man preach the system which teems with long-suffering, self-denial, tenderness, which imperatively demands separation from enmity and crucifixion to the world? Can the hireling official, heartless, perfunctory, preach the gospel which demands the shepherd to give his life for the sheep? Can the covetous man, who counts salary and money, preach the gospel till he has gleaned his heart and can say in the spirit of Christ and Paul in the words of Wesley: "I count it dung and dross; I trample it under my feet; I (yet not I, but the grace of God in me) esteem it just as the mire of the streets, I desire it not, I seek it not?" God's revelation does not need the light of human genius, the polish and strength of human culture, the brilliancy of human thought, the force of human brains to adorn or enforce it; but it does demand the simplicity, the docility, humility, and faith of a child's heart.
E.M. Bounds (Preacher and Prayer)
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Slander

This is another classic from 1994. This was our second recording ever released. Though I have been preaching since 1981 there are very few if any of the messages recorded in the 80's...So we started recording everything in 1993 until now... This message is urgently needed now because of social media. Social media slander has turned otherwise good Christians into absolute Backsliders. There is forgiveness if you will repent and stop judging others on Social media... We pray this message will be a challenge to your spiritual lives... God bless....

Monday, May 29, 2017

Nuggets From May FB Posts

We were so blessed in May to take over a 1000 piece product delivery to the Hope Aglow Prison Ministry in Lynchburg Virginia...  This included Bibles, Books, and Cassettes... Already we have 5 more boxes of product ready to go on load 2 coming soon..
In a few days I will be updating you guys on New partnerships we have formed this year.. We look for stability, accountability, and productivity in ministries we plan to sow alot into... God has given us some very good ones and as I said in a few days I will Tell you more about it........
Here are some nuggets from My FB.......

Courage is a road that travels the mountain tops( of encouragement) and the valleys (of discouragement) of Life... Sometimes we feel very bold and at other times it seems our courage slips out the backdoor and leaves us feeling very insecure and vulnerable... There are 2 ways to keep courage close at hand: one is to meditate on the promises of God found in His Holy Unchanging Word and the other is to talk to a trusted friend (Prayer To God) about everything we face in Life...

The law says " if you go to work you'll be blessed".... Grace says, "you are blessed , Go to work" ( from one of my newest messages). And another, "True peace is more than a calm exterior; Peace is a quiet heart".....

God gives His word as His standard for our living and for our guidance as well!! He also gives His word for our comfort because He loves us.. whenever we look around and wonder what the future holds and we have questions about the direction of our lives, our nation, and our world; sometimes we have concerns about our finances, our jobs and our families. It's then that we are reminded on every page of the Holy Word of God that kings, nations, and economies do not hold the fate of our lives; only God does, and He is a God of comfort and love. He has a future and a hope for us!! There is no human weapon of man that can blow the promises off the pages of the Bible!!!

Puritan Thomas Watson said, "There are no sins God's people are more subject to than unbelief and impatience; they are ready, either to faint through unbelief , or to fret through impatience..". We don't learn character when life is cruising along going great- only when it demands us to reach within and discover new patience from the Lord, new faith in God, and new heavenly resources to overcome the obstacles... God grant us patient hearts of endurance each day!!!

Many things in life are only temporary. A gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, a carton of eggs all have expiration dates. The storms you are in have an expiration date, and they too will soon expire. So hold on, don't give up now. Put on a smile and press on. Your day is almost here. The problems you face are about to expire.... In order for Peace to develop and grow in us, there has to be a storm.. In order to have courage grounded in God, there have to be opportunities to flee and hide.... I will be talking about these things in detail in my upcoming series , "Courage In This Chaos"..... also talking about it on the show tomorrow night... 

If we are going to be able to live victorious, overcoming, courageous lives in these days of uncertainty, chaos, and fear..... we will need to be calm in our hearts, loving and compassionate toward others, constructive and Christ centered in our relationships, challenged to grow in Him consistently,and connected to the Church!!! We are created to live in community not isolation.. The New Testament has many "One Another" and "Each Other" tasks for us.. ( encourage one another, love one another, bear with one another, to name three.) Today, go with God rejoicing!!! Many blessings!!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Carrollton Singing their new song!! "Open Wide"

This is our answer to those who try to judge us based on what we post on social media.... The pictures we post of events, what we preach.... or anything else for that matter..... We are praying for The Lord to Raise up Pastors with a shepards heart to help believers watch their mouth and teach them to not live on their emotions..... If you have been beat up by other believers including immature leaders, then this is dedicated to you..... Angie and I encourage all our social media followers to not support posts that pick at others, even in veiled ways... That in itself is deceptive and causes a ministry leader to be sub standard.. Just don't hit like on those posts.. Don't support ministries with leaders who are unstable and judge peoples motives... Preaching the Word strong and true is something We Should do.... but never follow those who twist the word and aim that twisted version at others.... We are so very serious about this... Take a stand on truth YES..... But dont get personal or critical about how many pictures someone posts on their page or judge what they are doing for the Lord as if they were not really... That is DEMONIC.... Mind your own business and start to grow up in the Lord... Dont stay backslidden... Jesus wants to restore you...... More on this coming in messages soon........

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Quote By Lecrae on Judging.....

This is such a great quote and exactly our thoughts on it too........

CLICK ON PIC TO MAKE IT BIGGER.............

Be careful what you allow in your heart towards others and what you say with your mouth or type on social media...... Don't be backslidden...... Love your brothers and sisters in Christ.........

Monday, May 1, 2017

Last Weekend And Upcoming Radio

What a powerful weekend we had in Byron Center and Battle Creek MI.......
Its a precious thing to worship with thousands as the true Gospel is proclaimed musically and through preaching.... We have done so many of these events over the years but I can honestly say this is one that really stands head and shoulders above the average....

I am so excited about the grace of God. Jesus said that if we gain the whole world but lost our soul it would all be meaningless. I believe that's true! I'm so thankful for this moment, the people in my life, the Lord of my life, all the great things Jesus has done in my heart. It's a great day to be alive! Let me encourage you to let Jesus live big in you today and reach out and make a difference in someone's life!

Let God make you all he wants you to be. Soar as high as he will take you, Run as swiftly as he gives you strength. Let no one cast aspersions on who God is making you to be surround yourself with those who will help you soar and not tie you down with them on their level. Run with God! Soar with wings of Eagles! There are dreams being born that are ready to be released into the earth by the Holy Spirit in these critical last times. Find your tribe that will accept you for who God is making you to be and run with them as fast as you can don't look back,we are almost at the finish line!!

If We Lay down our weapons we can let Love win..................................................




a line from one of the songs  sums it all up for me.." Here's my heart it's open wide.... Take it or leave it I'm alright... because I find my worth in only ones eyes.... I'll lay my head down fine tonight.." live for Jesus, love is not a fist it's an open hand reaching out to the poor and broken.. a lot of prophetic words came out in 3 prayer meetings today.. I will share some on my next live radio show May 4th...

Bishop JC Ryle said a long time ago: there is no surer Mark of back sliding and falling away from grace than an increasing disposition to find fault in others. What a great quote by a great father of the faith. ( I discussed this this weekend)


there were a lot of good bonds of friendship and ministry formed and/or strengthened over the past 2 days. We were invited to help with the promotion team for the GR area for which I am excited. Speaking into people's lives is no light thing; we take it very seriously and very prayerfully... I am so thankful for the folks out there praying for us and being encouragers at such a time as this!

One of the nicest guys on the planet.. honored to call him friend... Blessings Peter and thanks for the visit..

Lots of great song by Peter Furler, old and new, made for a great end to Soul Fest... To be honest we did not want his over an hour set to end.. We could have kept on all night..  









Our Next Live radio program will Be Thursday May 4th at 6:30pm e s t .......


We have a lot to do to get prepared to take a load of material down to the Prison Ministry in Virginia... I don't think we can get it all in one trip but taking the majority of it.. We are already purchasing for trip 2. Here is a quote from one of Lens recent messages... "It may seem like you’ve been in this storm forever. Look past your troubles and you’ll see your turnaround on the other side of your fears. No storm lasts forever. Nothing lingers past its time. Hold on.Trust what Christ has done for us...We may not get everything the way we want it to be but it will always be Gods best for us if we persevere... God is answering all your prayers…….."

There are always the negative folks out there so I want you to remember.....
 Much of what is being passed off as gifts of great discernment is nothing more than a critical spirit and guess work on the part of insecure people. Don't fall for it and let no one lead you into "their way of doing things".. I will be preaching this week on this..

Sometimes You have to take a step of faith with no guarantees that things are going to work. And then you will start seeing the provision of the Lord. It’ll be confirmation that you’re going in the right direction and doing what He told you to do. You’ll be able to say, “It was God who told me to do this.”  
I will be in Bellaire MI on Wednesday May 3, Live radio on May 4, and Virginia May 11-22........
You guys be blessed.... see ya later........




Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Puritan Prayer

This is a selection of Puritan Writings of Prayer and Devotion contained in "The Valley Of Vision".
It is my strong desire that we in the church today once again begin to learn Christian Life Lessons from the depths of richness found in these humble servants of God..
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On Eagles Wings by Len Paxton

Friday, April 21, 2017

Horatius Bonar Quotes On Christian Life (part 1)

I wanted to drop by and share this great quote from page 29 of Follow The Lamb by Horatius Bonar.

" If you have gifts, use them quietly and modestly, not ostentatiously.. Do not be forward to tell your experience, or give your opinion, or to take rank above your seniors.. Do not think that all zeal or wisdom is confined to you and a few about you..  Do not condemn others because they do not quite go along with you in all things;  nor speak of them as cold, dead or unspiritual..... Do not think that no one cares for souls but yourself.... and that no one can state the Gospel or pray like you do..... or that God is not likely to bless anyone like He blesses you.... Learn to be lowly.."

WOW!~! How different is that than the modern Christians use of Social media today?

Here is another quote by Horatius Bonar.......  also on page 29 of Follow The Lamb......

"If God Puts work into your hands, do it; and do it faithfully, through good report or bad report.... Bear to be contradicted and spoken against........ Do not fret when things go wrong with you or your schemes;  nor get petted like a spoilt child when you dont get your own way; nor fling up everything in disgust when you happen to be thwarted...."

Again, Do you see the difference from the soft believers of today....???

Here is a final quote for today by Bonar... Page 28 of Follow The Lamb..

"Let Us be truly humble, as was the son of God;  content to live unknown, and to do our work unnoticed, as a work not for the eyes of man, but for the eyes of God..""

Bonar is one of my very favorite writers of the 1800's. I long for the days when Christians major once again on the Strength that is to be found In Christ instead of majoring on how hurt and wounded they are.. A return to the teachings of the Puritans as found in the Bible are a help to this generation to do just that.. These majored on Gods Word, not their feelings.....

Peace,
Len

A Prophecy and Prayer for ISRAEL Psalm 83

We as Christians, are committed to pray for Israel.....

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Possessing The Double (Free Audio Download)

TV Audio 2001.... The Cerimonial , Ritual, and Dietary Law has all been fulfilled and Abolished By Jesus Christ.. The Moral Law of God was reinstated by Jesus Christ but the way its kept by the Believer has been changed from Letter of the Law to "By The Spirit" upon proper Faith In Jesus Christ and Him Crucified... Free Downloads at Podbean..