New Year – New Location
January 1, 2017
There are exciting times ahead for the New Year. We have a number of dates booked and I am moving to a new office. My friend and Pastor Tony Kim of Renaissance Church offered me office space at his church which is located in southwest Bakersfield. This will be both convenient and help us financially. I am always thankful when God comes up with these surprise blessings. I wasn’t even thinking about moving when this offer came out of left field. Another exciting part of this for me is that Tony asked if I would help establish a healing culture at his church. They are already quite extraordinary in what they do but Tony wants the entire church more involved and moving in the healing ministry. He is especially interested in exposing them to more training in the area of Inner Healing and wants this to be a part of their ministry school.
Over the last couple of years, I have developed a mentoring relationship with Rabbi Nathan Joiner of Ruach Israel, a Messianic Jewish Community in Needham, MA. I met Nathan at a Christian Healing Ministries Ignite Conference in Vermont. At that time he asked me if I would mentor him. So over the last couple of years, we have talked weekly on the phone. One of the areas he was most interested in was healing prayer and how I could help him in leading and training their existing prayer teams. They invited me to come in March to train and equip their community and help them raise their healing ministry to a new level.
In the 20 years that I have been doing this, this is my first invitation to a Messianic Jewish Community. I think that is exciting and I am looking forward to other doors this may open into other Messianic Communities around the country.
Yes Lord, We Will Ride!
One of my favorite worship songs is, “We Will Ride.” This song is based on Revelation 19 which pictures Jesus riding a white horse. We are riding with Him in His victorious army, “clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” In order to ride with Jesus, we must walk in holiness, purity, faithfulness, truth, and righteousness. We must allow Him to bring us under submission in order to “ride with Him.” This song expresses beautifully our victory in Jesus and the freedom we bring to the captives as we bring the Good News, as we Set the Captives Free, as we Heal the Sick! Some years ago I made a commitment to the Lord that I would do whatever He wanted me to do and go wherever He wanted me to go. Since that point, many others have joined me and we have seen God lead us into places we would never have dreamed of going.
Based on how the new year is shaping up I believe we are going to those places in 2017. The new year is going to be an exciting one for us. I am looking forward to the doors God has opened around the country to do ministry.
God is always full of surprises.
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