Tag: help

11
Jul

Naboth Needs Our Help

Naboth Needs Our Help

Good morning…may I ask for your help?

Africa – Be the Story

I am writing to you quickly because of the urgency of my request, and because Melinda and I have loved you and sown into your life. We appreciate your support over the years, and now we want you to join us, and become a part of our ministry once again.

A new development for us, Mountain Vintage Fellowship, The I Am Network, and world missions came to me about five days ago.

Naboth’s mission is in Jeopardy. The government of Uganda is requiring Naboth by law to be ordained to a new level, have officials present for this ceremony, make a visual recording, and receive authentic credentials, at a ceremony in M’barara, Uganda. We ordained him years ago as a Pastor, but now the ordination is to another level, and time is running out for his credentials to be g. Therefore, I am going July 18-25, 2017 to fulfill this request.

I need your help:

Help the Orphans

  1. I need your prayers before the throne. The multitude of souls that Naboth’s ministry brings in must not be stopped. He is an international harvester! Please participate with me in prayer
  2. I need you to dig deep and give a gift. I know the Father has sent me, and you can receive the blessing of giving back. The Apostle Paul made a similar request, “For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. …an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” No gift is too small, so please give, and the promise of the Father will manifest in your life.

As you know, we have had a long relationship with my “twin” brother since 2002, and he asked me in 2007 for more of an authority covering for his ministry, and the Father answered his request. Since then, we with others, have supported Naboth and Alice, trained leadership, blessed and fed the orphans, ministered in conferences and crusades with literally hundreds of people coming to salvation, raised funds for the schools, ordained over 200 pastors, with the fruit of the ministry growing… now the ministry has over 290 churches in seven African countries, over 750 orphans, and students of pastors in a government sanctioned school for education, and a growing vision to disciple the nations. This is a Kingdom Family Ministry.

One Pastoral Ordination

Now you can participate with me and receive a reward from the Father. He said, every promise is Yes and Amen in Christ! Here is the promise: “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38

You may send your gift by mail,

The I Am Ministry

21 Florida Ave

Black Mountain, NC 28711

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Please help me settle this legal issue that faces Naboth, his family, his ministry, and his children.

Thank you ahead of time for your very important gift.

06
Jun

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

God whispers. The rustle in the trees is not the only wind that blows on earth. There are times when God whispers truth into the soul of a man or woman, and a song is born. He whispers to your heart. He says, “I love you, and I created this world so that you could experience me and know me.” The Father loves you, and wants you to enjoy the life He has given you. He has given you a way to be happy, in whatever circumstance you find yourself. The decision is yours, because you make up your own perspective by the focus of your thoughts and paradigms.

In 1988 Bobby McFerrin wrote a BIG little song that swept the world titled, “Don’t be worry be happy!” It won a Grammy Award for the song of the year. I loved the song then, and I like it even more now. The whole world listened, danced and moved with Bobby’s song, but I don’t think they understood it. God was whispering through a musician and most of us missed it.

Bobby Mcferrin

The Blessings of Musicians

Here’s a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry, be happy

In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry, you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy

Don’t worry, be happy (x4)
Oo, ooo…

Ain’t got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don’t worry, be happy

The land-lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don’t worry, be happy

Look at me, I’m happy

Don’t worry, be happy

Ain’t got no cash, ain’t got no style
Ain’t got no girl to make you smile
Don’t worry, be happy

‘Cause when you worry your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy

 

Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t do it, be happy
Let the smile on your face
Don’t bring everybody down like this

Don’t worry, people will soon pass
What ever it is

Don’t worry, be happy

I am not worried, I am happy

Most people are happy when everything is going good, because it seems easy to be happy when your life comes together. But the Father wants you to be happy and joyful in every circumstance, good or bad. How do you do that? Number 1, always praise your Father in heaven for everything that comes into your life. (2 Chronicles 20:1-30) Choose to say, what I experience I am experiencing with God and is my opportunity to trust Him and believe Him. Number 2, thank God for every circumstance. (Job 1) Choose to say, thank you God, I believe you know best, and you are allowing everything to come into my life for a purpose. Number 3, choose to let the event play out in faith believing that God will work all things together for good. (Romans 8:13-30) Choose to say, the story I will tell from this experience will be the most exciting and most encouraging part of my earth’s journey. God created this life for you and he knows how to make everything work together for your good.   

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Covenant Promise

Your mindset; the paradigm of life and the filter through which you choose to process life will determine whether you have a positive or negative state of mind and whether you will enjoy or hate the life God has given you. Have you ever met a person who always saw what could go wrong in every circumstance? You know him as the critic who can never see the silver lining, or the eternal purpose for the difficulty you will face, but only congratulate himself when the bad happens he predicted. There is another way. 

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks:for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

When Job was faced with the worst circumstance in his life he made one declaration, “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” In all that Job went through the scripture says, “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” (Job 1:21-22)

When the Israelites were facing an enemy massively larger than they, they bowed their knee to the Lord and began to pray. Their imminent destruction was at hand. Tomorrow they would all die, if they believed the press. But King Jehoshaphat led his people in prayer. He didn’t call the defense minister, he didn’t call the generals, he didn’t call other nations to join him. He called God to join him. The scripture records it this way.

“And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, And said, ‘O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever? And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help. And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not; Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit. O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do:but our eyes are upon thee. And all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.'”

The King’s eyes were turned to God, and in this circumstance he only had a few choices. He could have said, “we are all going to die, so eat drink and be merry.” He also could have said, “I told you this was going to happen… if you all kept on sinning and treating God badly.” But instead, he choose to focus his own heart and the heart of the people on the only one who could save them. And then, someone in the crowd who was tuned into God’s channel began to prophesy.

“Then upon Jahaziel…, came the Spirit of the Lord in the midst of the congregation; And he said, ‘Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel. Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you. And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground:and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord. And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.

In the face of certain destruction the King and the people of Israel began to pray and seek the Lord for their help and protection. This strategy is the only strategy for you and me. The only way to engage God’s help and favor is to pray and trust him! Do not complain. Do not threaten. Do not challenge. Do not swell up in anger. Do not stand up for your rights. Give yourself completely into the hands of your loving and gracious heavenly Father. There is a time to fight, but the first step in God’s economy is surrender and trust.

When you choose believe God mountains will move when you speak to them. Look at the mindset of Israel as they go out face the enemy.

Harp and shofar

You are the Instrument of Praise

“And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, ‘Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.’ And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endures for ever.”

This strategy will always be rewarded. It may not turn out like you think, but it will always be rewarded! Look what happens when the people began to sing and praise the Lord. You must answer a huge question! IS GOD REAL? While He is invisible, will he intervene in physical circumstances? Does He want to intervene for you?

 

“And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them:and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.

And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped. And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.” 

You must begin to see with His eyes! When a bad situation comes, you are getting ready to be blessed and prospered, if you will stand with the Lord! Praise in the midst of difficulties is a theme in the apostle Paul’s writings. 

“Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.” Romans 12:15 KVJ

“And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.” 2 Corinthians 2:3 KJV

“Rejoice in the Lord alway:and again I say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4 KJV

This Book can Help You

This Book can Help You

On day, on my way home from our church, Mountain Vintage Fellowship, the Lord whispered to me. “I give all the music you hear on the earth. Life is hard here. Without music man would not survive. And I give all kinds of music. Music will touch people in every stage and in whatever emotional state they find themselves. Music is an eternal medium that will always remind you of me. There is meditative music for those who seek serenity, angry music for those who are angry, happy music for those who are happy, depressed music for those depressed, praise music for those who praise, and worshipful music for those who worship me. When people are young and rebellious, I have a way to touch them. Through their music. And usually, as people grow older and learn how to resolve their conflicts their taste in music changes. Music is an eternal medium that falls from heaven into the soul. But, the words come from the heart and can bring darkness into the music. Be happy and enjoy what I have made for you”

You always have a choice. But you may say, “I can’t help but see the bad, because bad is always happening!”  When your heart and mind has been trained to see the bad, you will always see it first. But, that does not have to be your focus. Choose God and live in His promise and Power.

Remember what to do! Number 1, always praise your Father in heaven for everything that comes into your life. Number 2, thank God for every circumstance. Number 3, choose to let the event play out in faith believing that God will work all things together for good. The story you live and share will bless thousands. Life is short, live it! Don’t worry, be Happy! God created this life for you and he knows how to make everything work together for your good.

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22
Feb

A SozoLife Weekend at Hilton Head Island

A SozoLife Weekend at Hilton Head Island

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I want to invite you to A SozoLife Weekend at Hilton Head Island, SC March 7-9, 2015. I have had people ask can one week-end really change your life?

Yes!

A friend stopped by and told me His story, and now I want you to hear it.

“What do you do after you go to the altar and give your heart to Jesus? After I received Christ many years ago, I found myself without direction, and began to blow as a leaf in the wind. I did not know what to do. I asked many people during the years, “what do I do now?” They said, “Do you have a Bible?” “No.” “Then go get one.” So I went and got one, but did not understand what I read.

As a result, I had and kept a truckload of baggage. I did not know what to do with all of the garbage, so I began to be disillusioned with the churches I attended, because no one could tell me what to do with my sin, and how to change my life. As a result, I was caught between two worlds, between the bondages that were pleasurable, and I really enjoyed, and the life that I did not have any understanding of. Now, where were my friends? I didn’t have any.

“What do I do with this thing called Salvation?” I had concluded that Jesus Christ was the Son of God and the Savior of the world, but I was still chained, and in a prison. Here I am a so called christian, a brother in Christ, but I was feeling completely alone. No one put their arm around me and said, “Brother, here is what you do next, here is what God wants you to do.” And what do I do; with the urges to drink, go to strip bars, and  party with my old friends. I was in the “black bag” intelligence community and enjoyed the life-style of lies, missions, near death threats and life threatening experiences. A part of me wanted to die, but I didn’t want to commit suicide, a suicide mission however would have been welcomed. I wanted to die, but somehow I knew I wouldn’t because I had a call from God on my life.

After many years of breaking I moved to the mountains of western North Carolina and during the course of conversation with one of my oldest and dearest friends, I hear the word Sozo. The word was so silly sounding that it caught my attention. I said, “What is that?” And he said, “It is a process of how to deal with all of the baggage and garbage in your life, after you become a Christian.” In that moment, I knew I wanted to know more about it. And in that moment, I was pissed off and said, “How long has that been around?!” I drew out the word long to exaggerate my sense of frustration. I am sixty-one and have lived a life of pain, suffering, fear, anxiety, disappointment, and failure. It was like living hell on earth, because I had no idea about what to do next. I had been living in the misery of darkness and confusion, been through four wives, and have three sons that I haven’t seen in over twenty years. Because I did not know how to deal with all the garbage or how to live in my new life. There was no practical guide book.

This is the conclusion I had come to. I came to the altar of I AM SORRY, AND I DON’T WANT TO GO TO HELL, and got a fire escape, but I had no idea how to walk with God. Experientially, he still seemed as far away from me as he was before I made the decision to receive Christ. He was in heaven and I was here. I knew the Devil was real, but somehow I did not have the same assurance of God being real. As the days went by, my baggage was still there. I still had all of the problems that I had before I went to the altar of I AM SORRY… except it was worse now. I was confused with the life I was living, because I was suppose to have the answers now, but I did not have any answers. I needed someone to take me aside and say, “I am in the business of spiritual garbage recycling. Let me show you how to get rid of this crap and turn it into fertilizer.” I had a desire to walk with God, but I did not have the experience of knowing how, until SozoLife. Then I realized that I had always felt like an illegitimate son. I even had a voice that came to me and said, “God hates you and that is why your life went the way it did. He wanted you to be in pain.” But the Lord used the process of SozoLife to open me to the Lord’s eternal Love, give me a way to resolve past conflicts, and show me how to walk with God. Now, I know how to hear God, I am dealing with all of the garbage in my heart and life, and I am free. Now I know what to do after you give your heart to Jesus. God is not finished with me yet, but I have more hope than I can ever remember.

If you find yourself anywhere in this story, or you know someone who is, the process of SOZOLIFE will give you a life worth living, and show you how to deal with the refuse, the baggage and the garbage that we all face. This weekend will be a weekend to remember. Life is not measured only by moments that pass on the sundial. Life is measured by the moments that mark our heart for God. You can map your life with these memories.

A SOZOLIFE WEEKEND is planned to give you a new GOD WORLD VIEW, give you the tools to fight the good fight of faith, resolve the unresolved conflicts in your soul, and teach you how to walk with God and bring healing to others. YES, this weekend can change your life. There is no charge for the weekend, but a offering will be taken.

Choosing to see truth, believe from the heart, and open your understanding to the love and the presence of the Spirit of truth, will totally change your life. This event will give you God’s perspective and Holy Spirit empowerment.

I want to invite you to attend and learn. This weekend we will have a Friday evening Worship and Teaching Session; SOZOLIFE: FOUNDATIONS I – Opening God’s Love from the heart of the Father. Then Saturday Sessions One – SOZOLIFE FOUNDATIONS II – Mastering the Process, (from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light)  Session Two – SOZOLIFE MINISTRY – Activation in the Spirit, (Teaching / Anointing / Public SozoLife Session. A very exciting time of experiencing God through the power of His Spirit.

Meeting Information:
LOCATION: CHRISTIAN RENEWAL CHURCH = 95 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC

SozoLife4_inside2FRIDAY EVENING
7:00 am – 9:00 pm – SOZOLIFE FOUNDATIONS I: Opening God’s Love from the heart of the Father / How to Walk in God’s Healing for Your Soul

SATURDAY SESSIONS:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – SOZOLIFE FOUNDATIONS II – Mastering the Process (from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light)

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch on your own

1:00 – 4:00 pm -SOZOLIFE MINISTRY – Activation in the Spirit, (Teaching / Anointing / Public SozoLife Session).

SUNDAY WORSHIP CELEBRATION:

10:00 am Christian Renewal Church