When we read the Epistles of Saint Paul we don’t always stop to consider where he preached. Paul traveled all around the country winning converts in every city and in every country. The people were different from place to place but he never changed the message to accommodate anyone. Paul was commissioned and sent of God and the Lord met all of Paul’s needs according to His riches in glory.
Mathew 24:14 The gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
The Apostle Paul was an example of what the church should be doing. Lester Summerall traveled around the world preaching the gospel, he traveled by boat and trains. Now missionaries fly all over the world establishing churches. Jerry Savelle sends Joe McCroskey to the nations to start Bible Schools, Joe gives the students electronic tablets to hear and study the Word of God. Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis pay millions of dollars daily to broadcast the gospel on the airwaves. Billions of people are hearing the gospel and many are making decisions for Christ. The Lord sent Kenneth Copeland to Israel to preach to one woman and God payed for the trip.
Mathew 28:19-20 Go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Holy Ghost. And I am with you always, even to the end of the world.
Not all of us can go to the nations and be effective for Jesus, but we can support those who do. We are partners with Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Savelle and Jesse Duplantis, we help them to reach the nations. Fortress of Joy has a regional impact on people, but these ministries have an international affect and so we are pleased to partner with them. Just because we support world reaching ministries, we are not exempt from doing the same ministry in our community. When Jesus said “go into all the world”, He was referring to every man’s world.
God does not count His wealth by all the gold and silver He owns, but rather by the number of souls He possesses.
The mission of the church is to make God wealthy, to take back what the devil stole. Some churches have compromised the gospel to such a degree that they don’t have enough power to get people saved. Most of the people I led to the Lord were members of a church! Why does the local church exist? What is it’s purpose?
Ephesians 4:11-12 And Jesus gave the five elements of His ministry to men. For the equipping of the saints to do the work of the ministry.
You are a member of Christ’s body and you have a job to do for the Master. He will never ask you to do anything but that He first equip you. For some folks, you are the only one they will listen to, you are the only one they trust. God has more confidence in you than you do yourself.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.