Interesting Things about Demons

I had a crazy dream a few days ago, a demon was reaching out of a musical instrument trying to grab me. Maybe you know what it is like to rebuke a demon when you are sleeping,..hahaha, you know,… the words just wouldn’t come out until you’re awake. Even though there was no fear, I was just angry to see it! Now there were two things I noticed in this dream; #1. It couldn’t touch me, and #2. neither could I make it go away by rebuking it,… I knew it was ineffectual.
“What was that Lord?” and as soon as I asked, I remembered an instant with this kind of instrument where work was done, there was a dispute about payment and it was “said” to have been paid,… taken care of by an individual, with some evidence that it had really happened. Well after the creepy dream, my husband and I checked with the repair guy and his anger was still boiling about it. (It has been almost 2 years now.) Here are the facts,…
* It can’t touch me, I had nothing to do with it. BUT, the instrument is now in the care of the praise team that I lead, so now that I know, that this has not been resolved, it is mine to make right. God supplies our need and we will walk Godly before this man. Christian people need to walk holy before God and man! So in knowing about it, the “ball” (or demon) was in my court, (think courtroom)
1 Peter 1:16 …for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
 
* If we neglected to handle this matter, I believe I would have to deal with that demon as well as the ministry as a whole, even though we did nothing to deserve it. BUT, the demon will leave, because we will make things right! Not because we stomp our feet and say it is not our fault. It will cease it’s attack or claim on anyone or anything in this ministry because of the honor we give this man. God has been so good to us, making things right is honoring and pleasing to Him.
Romans 12:9-13     Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
 
* We are called to be like Jesus and He was not cheap. He gave everything for us and calls us to do the same. So many christians have been so faithless, not believing that God will repay. I have seen to many splits and fights because a person wants to control the money, and I have even seen people stealing offerings taken up for for missionaries or some other worker. Where there is strife there is every evil work, and for people who love to fight over money, the demons are having a heyday.

1 John 3:16-18 We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

I am so blessed to be in a church that honors God in their finances, one that raises money for the specific purpose of winning souls. I have seen several people try to ruin this ministry, but we rise to the top because we seek to honor God with our tithes and offerings. I have friends who left to go to a very nice quiet church because there was no struggle. Battle Line ministry isn’t easy, but we sure are making a difference in the world. Let’s Do It!
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A Vision 2020 Perspective

I remember Pastor Rob talking with me in the early days as we were finding out what the Vision was. We were trusting God, that it was even possible, as we figured out the dynamics of raising money to win souls. We went to pastors meeting, after Pastors meeting, again and again, looking for like minded people to walk with us in this Vision, “We don’t need another program” some would say and others would tell Pastor Rob what an amazing idea it was then step back into the isolationist mentality that we have condoned in our church life.
We reached out to evangelist and other soul winners, and a few let us partner in their harvest, as they partnered in ours. Most allow us partner with them, but, to count only the souls that we were able to pay for, because, out of fear of offending others who had been a part of that harvest. Because of that, they felt like they were unable to partner with our Vision (i.e, so, if we were able to fund 1/3 of a crusade so we got to count 1/3rd of the souls saved). With that, we were just a purchasing agent, trying to find the highest yield for the money we had raised, the biggest bang for our buck, winning the mostest with the least-est amount of money. AND, It seemed fine over the years, as we believed and still do, that we will see large sums of money come into our hands to win large sums of souls for Christ. But, that anointed place of unity is more amazing, wholly holy and it is a powerhouse pulsing with life for the lost. God bless you Pastor,… Evangelist,… Apostle,… Teacher,… Prophet, who loves souls and saw that the synergy of working together, will indeed change the world! With every avenue available, let us be able to say (honestly… selah) that we will reach the lost at any cost.   -SF

Almost 95 Thousand People in 2016!

It has been a fun year in Heaven as the Angels rejoiced over almost 95 thousand people who repent of their sins and asked Jesus Christ to save them and to dwell in their hearts. This year I read this quote: “There are three stages to every great work of God; first it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”  – Hudson Taylor missionary to China. I know 95,000 in one year is wonderful! I also know that 1,418,338 souls (our current total) is a far cry from the 20 million that we are aiming for, but, first it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done. So we shout “To the Glory of the Father!!” and we run to win one more!

1,405,986!! headed towards 20 million!

So Much Going On! Share this and let folks know that Vision 2020 is all over the world in the next few months and it is so exciting!  
We are reaching the World via the internet ministry of Global Media Outreach,
Hong Kong Christmas outreach with ministry friends the Fischers 
Togo crusade in February with Bishop James Mwongo 
Haiti in March, with John Smithwick Ministries Int’l 
Honduras outreach, with a WOL team lead by Jesse Fillenworth and Pastor Sam Resendez in April 
Cambodia and Thailand in June, JSMI and our own T.J. Hooten,
This year has seen 77,564 people enter the Kingdom of God so far and of that 2717 were from this past week!
 
3- Barry Lipscomb, personal evangelism,12-4-16
135- Pastor Venkat, A Word of Life Church in India, September-November
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1 salvation at the MOSES Bible Study, 12-7-16
12- Word of Life North Counseling Center, Rose Matzek, 12-11-16
14- Bishop James Mwongo, convocation in Kenya 12-9-16
115- Funeral in Kisumu, Kenya, Bishop James Mwongo, 12-10-16
2435- Final tally of the Dec. 5-9th, Liberia Crusade, (4043 total)
One more location to go! Pray strength for Pastor Boimah and the crusade team!
1,405,986!! headed towards 20 million for Jesus!

The Power of Children’s Outreaches

All this makes me so excited for our next Children’s in-reach/outreach, December 2 – 4th. This outreach gives parents time to shop or wrap presents while our guest ministers come and share “Jesus, the Original Superman” with the precious children.  (So excited!!!)