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!!