This is just for my African friends, this place where I'm from is called Minnesota and it gets cold here!
At Applebees today with Doyle & Dana Piper, after church on The Mount (Mount Olivet Assembly of God in Apple Valley, Minnesota. What a great service and a great couple with a big heart for missions, God bless you two; and God bless Pastor's Mark & Teresa Olson, thank you for letting us be a part of your family today.
My 1st ever prophetic drawing of villages being turned from darkness to light, received from a man at Mt. Olivet Assembly of God today. The man had no way of knowing God had given me the passage from Isaiah 9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the valley of the shadow of death a light has dawned. This passage speaks of Jesus bringing the light of the gospel to the of Zebulun and Naphtali, but also speaks of today and for all people because the prophet Isaiah states "There will be no end to his government & peace", and "Jesus will reign forever."
The houses stand for villages and the light is coming down.
Sunday Jan 19, Mt Olivet Assembly of God, Apple Valley, MN am service
Sunday Jan 26, Staples Assembly of God, Staples, MN am service
Thursday Jan 30, International Bible Givers 6:30 pm
(meets at Mt Olive Lutheran, 700 Western St, Anoka, MN)
Just wanted to take a little space to talk about the slogan "Nothing's too hard for God". This phrase has become such a part of my life since we started this campaign when we were still back at Mille Lacs Living Water Church 2 summers ago. It has formed the basis of ministry and my personal belief system. What trouble could we mere humans get into, or what problems could we possibly create that God with his infinite power and wisdom is not able to deliver us if we humbly submit ourselves to him, trust and pray?
When I look back to the day I decided to surrender my life to Jesus Christ I remember I didn't always realize the depth of God's love and power to change lives and forgive. At the end of a service at a Church in Minneapolis back in 1975 a call to the alter for salvation and God's forgiveness was given but I could not respond. Though I so much wanted to be forgiven and excepted by God I didn't believe I was forgive-able, or save-able, I had offended God and hurt people in so many ways, how could God forgive me? What I didn't know was that "Nothing's too hard for God". And I didn't know the wonderful love of Jesus when he died for the sins of the world. The good news is that who ever will call on the name of the Lord Jesus shall be saved, saved from the guilt of sin, saved from the terrible bondage of sin, and saved from the punishment of their sin. Jesus died on the cross for our sins no mater how monstrous.
Twice in my short time in ministry I have also had people tell me they were unable to go to heaven because of something they had done or just because of their ethnicity, both times it was so disturbing to me and brought back the memory of feeling unforgivable myself. This is why it's so important for me to preach the gospel, it is a calling from God and it is also in my heart that everyone should know of the love God has for them, no sin too great, and no life un-redeemable because Jesus paid with his own life the penalty we deserved.
This is the message we preach in Sierra Leone, "God loves you and wants you to be a part of his family (the church), he wants you to be part of his village (heaven), and he wants to forgive your sins and change your life, and give you eternal life. Just put your faith in Jesus and follow him. Make your decision for Jesus right now.