Friday, July 27, 2007


When I read the following article in a newsletter from H. B. London Jr. yesterday, I was struck by the simplicity of what was written, while at the same time receiving the power of the Holy Spirit that was revealed through those words. Read it for yourself and receive all that Christ has for you each day of your life!

For His Glory,


The truth is this: Some of you entered this day with rejoicing and some of you in despair. And some of you just entered the day without a plan.

Earlier this week, I shared with my staff a thought or two that might encourage you, and perhaps you could use to help another find renewed meaning for their days.


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24).

We have quoted that scripture often, but I wonder if we have given it adequate thought. God has ordered and ordained the day. He has put us in His plans for the day, and that should make us feel really good. The Psalmist does not say how the day will go, or what it will look like — he just simply says, "The Lord has made it." My advice: Surrender to the day with thanksgiving and live in awe that God has given us permission to join Him in its unfolding.


It always amazes me how some can really get so much out of 24 hours, while others waste much of their day.

The Psalmist says, "Show me, O Lord — the number of my days" (Psalm 39:4). The Psalmist was frustrated. He was being assailed by the enemy. Like a lot of us, he was wondering if he was making any difference. The days were just flying by. What's the use?

All of a sudden, it dawns on him that he did what he did because God asked him to. Though men's opinions must be taken into account, it is how God sees things that matter. And, in Psalm 40, he rejoices, "He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to God" (Psalm 40:3). The day may not look exactly like you want it to — but wait patiently for the Lord. Just make your day count.


Do you begin each day with a purpose in mind? Do you have goals for each day or do you just start your day with no specifics in mind? When we have a plan, it is God who completes that plan — but do you have a plan? "What is your life?" (James 4:14)

And each of us must surrender our plans to the Lord each day. He will orchestrate the day, but He needs to know we are workmen who are diligent and productive. In fact, if we know what should be done and can be done to God's glory, and we fail to seize the opportunity, we have failed God. James calls it "sin" (James 4:17).

So, my colleague, all you have is today. It will pass by quickly. When the day is over, what will we have contributed to the greater good, and how will we have embraced God's plan? The ministry is one calling that can be easily shortchanged. Please do not make that mistake. Your contribution is much too important. Can you believe that?

Be blessed and be a blessing. —HBL

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bill Yount: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine--Joshua and Caleb were OBSESSED with Looking for FRUIT!"

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Bill Yount

Numbers 13:20 "And be ye of good courage and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes."

It's interesting that the spies were sent in to spy out the Promised Land when the first grapes of the season were ripe. I sense the Lord wanted all twelve spies to focus on the fruit of that land and not the giants. I am sure Joshua and Caleb kept hearing how big the giants and walled up cities were from those ten spies while they were taking their tour. I believe Joshua and Caleb got to thinking, "If the giants are really that big, can you imagine how big that fruit must be?" Joshua and Caleb were obsessed, looking for the fruit of the land of promise. What we look for is what we will find. They came back with a cluster of grapes so big, it took two men to carry one cluster on a pole out of the valley of Eschol.


Psalm 27:13 "I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living."

If we are ever going to enter our Promised Land we must see the good in our nation, our government officials, our cities and the good in every person we meet! We may have to use Scripture (Romans 4:17) to see the good, and call those things that are not as though they already were!

Romans 2:4 "It's the goodness of the Lord that leads men to repentance."

Did you know that God chooses to see the good in you, and not the evil? Ask the father of the prodigal son what he saw when his son came wandering up the road to home, and said, even when he was still in the pigpen of sin, "That's my son!" Be careful of what comes out of your mouth when you see heathens rage and sin in people's lives increasing. It was what came out of the mouth of the ten spies that kept all of Israel from entering into their inheritance!

It's the same for us today. If our mouths can keep us out of our inheritance, then our mouths can take us in! Let's look for the good and speak of what is good in the land of the living!


I noticed that Joshua and Caleb still stuck it out with that unbelieving bunch of "sour" grapes that eventually dried up in the wilderness and became raisins. God separated Joshua and Caleb from them, later in His timing, and they finally got to enter into their inheritance. But they hung in there, for they knew the key to get back into the Promised Land was to stay together and let the process prepare them for what was ahead.

Isaiah 65:8 " the new wine is found in the cluster, destroy it not; for a blessing is in it."

God has a corporate vision right now for His Kingdom in the earth, so we must be in a cluster of believers, and we must connect with churches, tribes, tongues, and nations--for God is too big for just our ministry, church, or home group. I sense that what God has in mind is beyond us. This new wine cannot be made from just one grape--one ministry, one church, or one vision. Without connecting to the cluster, your life and ministry is bound to dry up.


I saw some pressure coming upon this huge cluster of grapes where you and I were placed by the hand of God. We first thought the pressure was coming from the enemy or other grapes in this cluster, but I clearly saw the hands of God begin to squeeze this cluster to make the best new wine that He was saving for this last, end-time, harvest revival.

You can always tell when God is about to make new wine from the cluster where you are placed...some grapes will begin to "wine."


As His hands continued to put pressure on us in this cluster, some grapes began to cry out, "Oh, God, I can't handle this bunch You put me with. Please get me out of here!" The Lord responded, "I will, My way, just hang in there!" As more pressure was put on this cluster, some grapes began to cry out. "Lord, I am not being appreciated here. These grapes around me seem to be hindering my gifting, calling, and dream You have given me. I seem to be losing my identity." The Lord says, "You are right on schedule. You have been too thin-skinned, and your brokenness is a must for what I am about to do. If you lose your life, you will find it in Me!" Most of the grapes in this cluster had no idea what God was really up to. More than our dreams, plans, and ministries, God seems to be after something more than we could understand. I think it is time we say to the grape next to us, "God is smarter than you and I!"


As the hand of God kept squeezing this cluster, many grapes were broken to pieces. The juice of the grapes dripped down from the cluster into the earth, becoming the new wine for the great harvest of the nations.

Bill Yount
Blowing the Shofar Ministries

Hostage Killed by Taliban was a Devout Christian and Pastor

Courtesy of BCN News.

"He was close to many members of the church, because he was always generous enough to help with the prayers of each of the 300 members of the youth division."

News Staff/AH (July 26th, 2007)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Since this story is developing, check the main BCN website and refresh the page to read the latest report.

(Afghanistan)—There were no more killings overnight, of any of the hostages held by the Taliban, although another one of the terror organization's deadlines passed without resolution. (Photo: Bae Hyung-kyu–REUTERS)

Details began to surface about the one hostage who was killed yesterday, Bae Hyung-kyu, a Presbyterian youth pastor in South Korea. Bae was also the leader of the aid mission the other Korean Christians were on, as they were scheduled to help in a hospital in Afghanistan. He was a husband and father of one.

Yonhap News quoted an acquaintance of Bae's who told them, "He was close to many members of the church, because he was always generous enough to help with the prayers of each of the 300 members of the youth division."

According to his church in South Korea, Bae was murdered on his birthday, he had just turned 42.

For the full report, click on the link provided.

Source: China Daily, Christian Post

Prayer Points from

  • Pray that all of the remaining Korean Christian missionaries will be immediately released with no harm done to any of them. (Psalm 97:10)
  • Pray that the spirit of the fear of the LORD will overcome the Taliban militants and they will repent from their wicked ways. May a fountain of life abide is our Korean Brothers and Sisters. (Proverbs 14:27)
  • Pray that the hand of the LORD will be against the demonic forces that are driving these Islamic terrorists to kidnap and murder God’s children. (Psalm 75:8)

Monday, July 23, 2007

House of Representatives Passes Historic Resolution on Untouchability

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House Concurrent Resolution 139 is the First Official Statement on Untouchability by US Congress

From Dalit Freedom Network In association with A.I.C.C./SC-ST Federations
For more information, contact:Ben Marsh, Social Justice Coordinator, Dalit Freedom (919) 841-8280

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WASHINGTON, DC (ANS) -- The House of Representatives today (July 23) passed HCR 139, "expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should address the ongoing problem of untouchability in India," by voice vote this afternoon. The resolution is the first of its kind from the United States Congress. Sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks and Co-Sponsored by thirty-three leading human rights advocates in Congress including Congressman Tom Lantos, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the bill contains historic language on untouchability in India, including a lengthy findings section detailing the effects of untouchability and caste abuse on outcastes in India.

The resolution calls on the United States government to work with India to address the problem of untouchability by raising the issue of caste discrimination through diplomatic channels and encouraging US businesses, USAID, the State Department, and other US programs and organizations working in India take every possible measure to ensure Dalits are included and are not discriminated against in their programming.

"We have seen history made in this resolution," said Nanci Ricks, Executive Director of the Dalit Freedom Network. "This resolution should encourage all Dalits suffering under caste discrimination in India. The United State Congress has heard of the atrocities of caste and has responded. We hope that the United States Government and US businesses working in India will heed this statement by the House and will join with the Dalit Freedom Network in fighting the effects of caste across India."

Dr. Joseph D'souza, President of the Dalit Freedom Network, praised the leadership of Congressman Franks and the many others whose active support of the Dalit cause made HCR 130 possible: "without the leadership of Members of Congress like Congressmen Franks, Wolf, Smith, Sali, Tancredo, Pitts, and Congresswoman Kilpatrick in sponsoring Dalit events, film screenings, and hearings and directing their staff to advocate on this issue with vigilance, this historic moment would have never happened. They and the many others who have worked to make this resolution a reality have earned the gratitude of millions of Dalits across India."
The resolution will face a concurring vote from the Senate soon.

The Dalit Freedom Network's mission is to partner with the Dalits (India's Untouchables) in their quest for religious freedom, social justice, and human dignity by mobilizing human, informational, and financial resources. Their website is:

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Wichita Awakening Concludes With Praise For Spared Life

The following Press Release is from Operation Rescue regarding the "Wichita Awakening"

Wichita, KS - July 17, 2007 - After a long day of prayer in front of George R. Tiller's notorious abortion mill, which netted a life saved from abortion, five hundred Christians attended the final praise and worship concert of the Wichita Awakening.

Earlier in the day, prayer and sidewalk counseling efforts paid off when a woman who had scheduled an abortion received encouragement to go instead to Choices Medical Center, a pro-life medical clinic located directly next door to Tiller's late-term abortion mill. A group of young people from the Cause and the Survivors prayed intensely for the life of the baby as the woman spent an hour at Choices. Finally, she emerged and thanked those who helped her and indicated to them that she had changed her mind about aborting her baby.

The group, which gathered at sunset at the Mid-American Indian Center, worshiped to the music of Leonard Jones, who opened with a song that he wrote for the event and received enthusiastic response from the crowd.

Operation Rescue hosted the event that was attended by an estimated 1,000 people over three days of prayer and intercession focused on Tiller's late-term abortion business. Tiller was recently charged with 19 criminal counts of committing illegal late-term abortions. The Wichita Awakening was part of the Cause's "God's Summer of Love" tour, and was co-sponsored by the Christian Defense Coalition of Washington, DC.

The Wichita Awakening had the largest attendance at Tiller's abortion clinic since the historic 1991 Summer of Mercy. It was attended by some of the pro-life movement's most notable leaders, including Norma McCorvey, the former "Roe" of Roe v. Wade, who now works to end abortion.

"The phenomenal response to this event can be attributed the collective shock and concern across our nation to Tiller's late-term abortion practice, for which he is now facing criminal charges, and to the increasing enthusiasm of the emerging generation to support the cause of life," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "We are excited to see the fruit that will come from the seeds of prayer that were planted in Wichita over the weekend."

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Praise and Worship Service Focuses on Repentance for Sin of Abortion

The following article is a Press release from Operation Rescue regarding the "Wichita Awakening"

Wichita Awakening draws 570 to park for music and prayer

Wichita, KS - July 15, 2007 - As the sun sank of over the Kansas prairie, the grassy glade at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers came to life with energetic praise and worship music and prayer that focused on repentance for the sin of abortion.

A group of 570 mostly young people gathered Sunday evening at the Wichita Awakening to accept the challenge from Norma McCorvey, the former "Roe" of Roe v. Wade, that those born after the 1973 Supreme Court decision should partner with her generation to see an end to abortion.

About three hundred of the young people were from The Cause, which is conducting "God's Summer of Love" across America to pray for repentance from the sins and excesses of the previous generation on the 40th anniversary of the 1967 "Summer of Love."

Rev. Pat Mahoney shared that he believes that God is ministering to him that we are in a time of breakthrough that will soon see an end to abortion.

Notorious abortionist George R. Tiller was recently charged with 19 criminal counts of committing illegal late-term abortions. However, he is still operating his infamous abortion mill and Operation Rescue says there is reason to believe that he is committing late-term abortions for trivial reasons in further violation of the law.

Monday, the Cause will spend the day at Tiller's late-term abortion mill, beginning at 8:30 AM. They will be back to the Mid-American Indian Center for a final Praise and Worship concert to end the Wichita Awakening, which is scheduled to run from 7 PM to midnight.

Operation Rescue is hosting the event.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Cause Joins with Operation Rescue in Wichita while on "Real Summer of Love" Tour

The following email (testimony) is from Chuck Mervin, Director, TheCause

"We spent several days in Nashville (after THE CALL) worshipping and praying and
preparing for the road. Due to delays, we were forced to skip the
Mound City KS and head straight for Wichita, KS where we joined
with local pro-life groups in a Silent Siege wearing LIFE tape
outside the abortion clinic owned by the infamous abortionist,
George Tiller.

"Several reporters covered the story. Charisma magazine's
newsletter had this to say:

"More than 1,000 people surrounded an abortion clinic in Wichita,
., last weekend to pray that abortion is outlawed and that the
late-term abortion charges filed against the clinic's owner, George
Tiller, would be upheld. The Wichita Awakening, held July 14-16 as
part of The Cause USA's "Summer of Love Tour," included prayer
vigils, speakers, and praise and worship concerts outside Tiller's
clinic, Women's Health Care Services.

"Some of the attendees wore red tape over their mouths with the word
"life" written across it, while others lay on the sidewalk in the
fetal position draped with a long blood-red cloth to protest the
murder of millions of babies.

"Norma McCorvey, the former "Roe" of Roe v. Wade who eventually
abandoned her pro-abortion stance, spoke at the event encouraging

the mostly young attendees to continue to fight for the lives of
the unborn in their generation.
"Troy Newman, president of Operation
Rescue, the Christian pro-life group that hosted the prayer rally,
said the event's large turnout could be attributed to the
"collective shock and concern" across the U.S. over recent news of
Tiller's potentially criminal late-term abortion practices.

"He also noted an increasing enthusiasm among the younger, emerging
generation to support the cause of life.
"We are excited to see the
fruit that will come from the seeds of prayer that were planted
[here] in Wichita."

"Tiller is one of a few U.S. physicians who still perform abortions
after the baby is able to survive outside the womb. He was brought
up on charges on June 26 for violating Kansas' law against
late-term abortion procedures, the Associated Press reported. Last
year, the former Kansas attorney general filed 30 charges against
Tiller that were all eventually dropped.

"You can read another article about that siege here

"One of the main mandates of TheCause is to stand in prayer and
activism for Life and we were honored to stand shoulder to shoulder
in Wichita with many veterans in this long battle to end abortion.

"If you would like to help us continue to be a rallying point for
young pro-life activists and intercessors and to affect society
with a pro-life cultural shift, please consider making a generous

If you haven't yet done so, please check out our newly designed
site featuring God's Summer of Love at
where you can also read our latest pdf newsletter."

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


"The Call" in Nashville and around the country is the first of many such actions taken by those who are standing before God on behalf of our nation and its future. We must take action.
This country was founded by our forefathers as a nation under God, trusting in God. God has His hand on us. This country has faithfully supported Israel, standing with her, and has extended its hand to those in need, assisting countries around the world. We are crying out to God to strengthen us and bring us into restoration, repentance, and wholeness.

In Isaiah 60, we understand that darkness will cover the earth, and people will fall into deep darkness, but when we rise up and take action, then God's glory is seen on us, and nations will come to our Light, HIS LIGHT. God has a plan, but His plan involves us taking action and transitioning from being spectators to being participants in the greatest Spiritual outpouring and awakening this world has ever seen. As troubled times come, we are not to shrink back in fear. The word for this season is NOW!!! Assemble now and move out, being strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Galatians 2:20 says, "I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

Being containers of the greatest Love and power in the universe, it is the revelation of this understanding that gives us assurance to boldly move through this world--healing the sick, raising the dead, cleansing the lepers and casting out demons. Romans 8:19-21 says that even creation waits for the sons of God to be revealed, and if we are led by the Spirit, then we ARE the sons of God (vs 14). The Kingdom of God is waiting to be displayed on the earth. As we walk in His power and Spirit, we position ourselves as vessels for the Kingdom of God to be released through us, bringing God's will and purpose to the earth and to all mankind.


When things are shifted, there is always a new design to the landscape. Shifting causes us to let go of old things and embrace something new. God is in control of the shift and is our anchor in uncertain times. We most likely will find ourselves in new relationships, new cities, new churches--understanding new teachings with new revelation about our lives and His Kingdom. Our whole world can look like it is upside down. If we stand still in the "eye of the storm" we can hear His direction and move with confidence and assurance. He is fulfilling His purpose in us, for us, and through us.

His comfort and peace are always available to us, if we will not become anxious and nervous about change. He told us He started a good work in us and will complete it, and a shift of change may be required to accomplish that work. New relationships will cause us to grow. New locations will cause us to trust. New churches will help us to develop our gifts, and understanding new teachings will cause us to see the same thing from a new perspective. God is in the reconstruction business. He is redesigning things according to His blueprints in Heaven with Jesus' return in mind.
IT'S ALL GOOD. Attacks will come, but they are only a sign post of the major victory we are about to realize. Things always seem to heat up before breakthrough. The word is FEAR NOT. THE BATTLE BELONGS TO THE LORD.


A powerful thing happens when God's Kingdom is a priority in our minds, hearts, and prayers. Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew 6, and after giving honor to His Father, His first petition was that God's Kingdom would come to earth. We occupy a fallen world, desperate to be transferred from the kingdom of darkness into His Kingdom of light. When God's Kingdom is first in our hearts and minds, we become intentional about seeing that it is done on earth like it is in Heaven.

No longer do we look at our weaknesses and inabilities, but we focus on the strength of the One sending us and the power of His might. We let go of fear and pursue perfect Love that casts it out. As we move about in our daily lives, we become more and more aware of God's Spirit in us and around us, arresting the illegal demonic spirit, creating an atmosphere for people to be rescued and free.

Prosperity and financial freedom are all part of His Kingdom as well. When money is not our god, then we can be entrusted with it. Resources are being distributed according to the call of God on our lives to accomplish His work on the earth. I once had an open vision of the treasury room in Heaven. It might sound silly, but it looked like a bank vault door, and Jesus was standing in a room filled with gold and silver, wearing a hard hat and holding a clipboard. There was a bulldozer in the room, scooping up gold and silver and pushing it out the windows of Heaven as the Lord directed it. He then looked at me, winked, and said, "I own it." That vision assured me that as we continue pursuing the Kingdom of God, ALL things will be added to us, at His command.

Money is not a worry...God will supply all of our needs, according to His riches in glory.


"Death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Proverbs 18:21). When we speak, our words have power. God gave us authority through Jesus to speak words that contain either life or death. When we prophesy life, life happens. With Spirit-led words, we can actually break assignments of hell off of people and set them free to do the will of God.

God is with us, and His presence is captivating. People notice God's presence, though they might not understand it or have words to describe what they are sensing. As we pursue God, His Kingdom and righteousness--all things--are added to us. The favor of the Lord is with us--anointing, power, authority, healing, deliverance, salvation with signs and wonders following us. It is a NOW season for the Church. Let us not lose heart in doing good, because we are getting ready to reap if we don't give up and grow weary.


Bless ya,
Cindy McGill Hope for the Harvest Ministries Email:

Monday, July 16, 2007

Prayer Siege In Progress At Late-Term Abortion Mill

The following Press Release is Operation Rescue regarding the "Wichita Awakening"

July 16th, 2007

As late-term abortions begin, The Wichita Awakening draws attention to abortion atrocity

Wichita, KS - Approximately 300 people, most wearing red cloth tape printed with the word "LIFE" over their mouths, have surrounded Women's Health Care Services, the larges late-term abortion mill in the nation to pray for an end to abortion and that 19 criminal charges filed against the clinic owner, George Tiller, would stick.

About a dozen young people from a California youth group called the Survivors, lay on the sidewalk in the fetal position surrounded by chalk lines, such as would be seen around a body at a murder site. They are covered with red cloth to symbolize the innocent blood that is shed and to protest the killing of innocent pre-born children.

With live Christian music playing on a sound system, hundreds who have come to Wichita with The Cause on their "God's Summer of Love" tour, prayed and read their Bibles while others attempt to dissuade women from entering the clinic for late-term abortions that Operation Rescue believes are a continued violation of the Kansas ban on post-viability abortions.

"The way the charges were filed against Tiller, he is allowed to continue doing the same procedure for which he has been charged. We think that is crazy, and a total miscarriage of justice," said Newman. "Those gathered here today are expressing broken hearts for the lives that are needlessly and brutally killed, and are beseeching the Heavens for mercy for the innocent victims and justice for the perpetrators."

The prayer siege, part of the Wichita Awakening hosted by Operation Rescue, is ongoing and is scheduled to conclude at 4 PM today.

The Wichita Awakening will finish the evening with a Praise and Worship Service at 7PM at the Mid-American Indian Center. A similar service Sunday evening drew a crowd of 570.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007


Courtesy of the

Wade Taylor

In Philippians 3:5-10, Paul gives expression to the fact that there is much that can be apprehended and experienced beyond that which he had previously known.

"That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His death...not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:10, 12

He has come to know that the Lord can be personally, intimately known. The Jews of his day did not have this concept, as they saw only the structured religious system which they sought to protect.

Paul said, "That I might know Him." This is a "knowing" that transcends all religious doctrine and activities, and finds its fulfillment in deep personal communion with the Lord. It includes not only information about Jesus, but an ongoing involvement with Him, as He leads and directs. We must first come to Jesus, before we can be sent.

"Come, My beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give you My love." Song of Solomon 7:11-12

"The power of His resurrection" can only be experienced after we have surrendered the totality of our being to the Lord, and died to our self-life and ways. Only then can we identify ourselves with Jesus in the "power of His resurrection."

This will lead us toward a place of identification with Jesus that few experience - "The fellowship of His sufferings." Examples of this are the sufferings of the Lord over lost humanity, and the dullness of our spiritual hearing. He desires our fellowship and longs that we come to Him. He has a purpose for each of our lives.

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

We may not understand how the Lord becomes personally interested in us - as though we were the only person in the universe, and how He has a special purpose and calling for each of us. It is not necessary that we understand these things, but it is vitally important that we respond to Him as He seeks to become personally involved in our lives.

When we are too dull of hearing to respond, and as a result, come short of all He intends, He suffers; for as a loving Father He longs for us to come into the best, just as we desire the best for our children.

When Paul became aware of the possibility of entering into an active relationship with the Lord in communion and fellowship, he counted all else as refuse and began to seek that for which he had been "apprehended" by the Lord. The desire for spiritual reality became the priority of his life.

"If by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead." Philippians 3:11

Paul was not expressing a concern about losing his salvation. Rather, there is a much deeper meaning that speaks of an "out resurrection" from the natural course of our life experience, into the realm where the Lord uniquely puts His hand upon us and lifts us into an active, cooperative relationship with Him.

Going Down into the Depths

For example, many years ago I owned a television cable system which I sold to attend Bible school. Each week I received a sizable check from the sale of the system, which I used to pay for my schooling and support my family. The Lord dealt with me to set this money aside for missions.

Before long, our food was gone. One of my children discovered that a quantity of squash had been sent to the school dump. We took it home and began a diet of squash, three times a day. This was all we had to eat. A great reduction took place, as my pride and all self-sufficiency were being dealt with, as the cable system had been very successful.

During this time, I was given money to go home for a weekend. When I saw the man to whom I had sold the business, he showed me a new Cadillac and told me he had paid cash for it. Then he showed me a large boat and said he had paid cash for it. He had purchased the very home we had intended to buy and extensively remodeled it; he told me that he had also paid cash for these improvements.

All this stung as nothing else could. We were eating squash from the Bible school dump. I was so affected that I began to shake within and almost rebelled against the Lord. All this was added to a pressure I was already facing.

I had grown up in a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania during the depression. When I sold the business, my mother became very upset and told me I had a responsibility to earn money and support her and my father in their old age.

Feeling that I should do this, I used a compass to mark off a twenty mile circle around my hometown so I could be close to them to fulfill my responsibility. Gradually the Lord worked on me until I felt that I was more willing to go to one of the poles, or to the equator, than I was to stay within the circle I had drawn.

During this time, I began to understand that the Lord had a purpose for my life, and that He would provide for my needs and make a way for the ministry He would impart into my being. In the Lord's time, I was led to establish a Bible school, Pinecrest Bible Training Center. I saw my parents both saved and cared for until the end of their lives far better than I could have done had I stayed near home.

After this diet of squash for several weeks, the Lord directed me to work at a factory that made frames for furniture. I was hired for $1.05 per hour. Night after night, I was sent alone with a large truck to a railroad siding to unload rough, cut hardwood lumber from a railroad boxcar. Early one Saturday morning, while unloading lumber in the freezing rain from a large truck, I met the Lord in a depth beyond anything I had known. Later, I was released from this, and my life was transformed during a visitation that came to the Bible school during 1958.

I would never trade any of this for all I might have had through owning a TV cable system. Nor would I bypass the experience of eating squash from the school dump, or the pressures of the extremely difficult work I had experienced. My inner being was changed and prepared to become a usable vessel in the hands of the Lord - that the riches of His presence, with the transformation of lives that is presently taking place, might have its full outworking.

"For many are called, but few are chosen." Matthew 22:14

There is another way to say this. "Many are called, but few will pay the price in order to be chosen." Your circumstances might be quite different than those I faced. The Lord does not duplicate His workings. But if we are to come into that which He has reserved for us, we must submit to His dealings, and come His way.

We may say, "This is not fair, others are being blessed and are prospering." In our natural, self-centered life experience, this may be true. But once we have submitted all to Jesus, and made Him our personal Lord, we have no rights. There is an "out-resurrection" from all we had known into that which He has prepared for us. Unless we first go down in death, there will be no rising. The extent to which we are willing to go down, will determine the distance we will be brought up.

Some time ago, I saw a picture of some high rise buildings in Basil that were leaning, about to fall over. They were so anxious to build, that they forgot to first go down to build a substantial foundation.

"Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that hears these sayings of Mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it." Matthew 7:24-27

It is so important that we allow the Lord to do all that He desires in the establishing of the foundation of our spiritual experience. We must allow the Lord to bring us through even difficult things that neither we, nor others, seemingly understand.

But the Lord understands, and we must trust Him in all things, knowing that He knows what He is doing.

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

Wade E. Taylor
Wade Taylor Ministries

Friday, July 13, 2007

"The Cause" first major stop -- 'Wichita Awakening'

Now that THE CALL, which took place on 07-07-07 in Nashville, has ended with over 100,000 in attendance, THE CAUSE has begun. Hundreds of young adults are on buses traveling through Kansas and Arizona to California on a 35-day prayer and worship journey.

This is what they say will be happening on website:

"We’ll set up camp in beautiful fields and worship late into the night, with intercession, drum circles, car painting, jam sessions, and equipping and releasing for the young artists and musicians of this new Renaissance move of God.

"At the height of worship, instead of fading out, we’ll head into town and continue the meeting in the street, ministering to whoever shows up!

"Our final destination is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the park where the 1967 “Summer of Love” began. On Saturday, August 11, we’ll hold a mass outdoor gathering to pray for another Jesus Movement to erupt and bring in an unprecedented harvest."

We hope to be able to make it to the San Francisco event and pray for revival in our land with brothers and sisters from all over.

In Wichita THE CAUSE is meeting up with OPERATION RESCUE -- read the following article to find out more.

For His glory,

Joe & Shirley


By Ed Thomas OneNewsNow.comJuly 13, 2007

The first stop on a national tour of prayer and awareness that follows up last weekend's large-scale prayer and fasting event, "The Call," is a three-day stop in Wichita, Kansas, to seek for revival and an end to abortion.

Read the rest of the article at

More on the Hindu Prayer in the U.S. Senate

Look at the nation of India -- filled with brilliant people but yet poverty stricken. Could it be that the Hindu beliefs have anything to do with this countries extreme poverty? A religion that embraces 300 million gods!

Now compare this with the United States of America who for over 200 years has been under One God, the only God! America has been prosperous and blessed by God because we acknowledge him as THE God, holy and just is He. He has been the Rock on which America has stood in times of trouble and times of prosperity.

Yesterday a Hindu gave the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate. Are we asking the Hindu gods to bless America like they have blessed India? God forbid! America, wake up to the God who gave you life and do not forsake Him for foreign gods!!

I saw the following comment on by Corinne and found it most interesting.

For His Glory,
Joe cuda


I left an extensive comment with examples of sanctioned Hindu religious brutality, but I want to add more for those who don't think there is much of a difference in how their religious views affect the laws of their country: in the streets of Calcutta and elsewhere in Hindu nations, children are kept in cages on the street - right out in public - to be used as slave prostitutes. They die at a young age, needless to say. There is no respect for life, for individual's rights in the mindset of a practicing Hindu--for proof of that, go see for yourself how they run their country. The poor also offer their babies in the river Ganges, as offerings to the river god, when they are in financial difficulty. I read the account of a missionary who was walking along the river Ganges. There was a woman weeping there, uncontrollably wailing. He asked her why she was crying. She pointed out to the river, where there were many little brown bodies, curled up, floating like half-way submerged brown balls. (That's what he thought they were, at first.) She said her family was in financial difficulty with her husband injured, and so she had to sacrifice her son to the river god. She said she did not want to do this. She said she had to, according to the Hindu religion. The missionary told the woman about the freedom from sin offered by Jesus' death and the love of Christ, that we don't have to do things like this to get forgiveness from God, or his help when we are in trouble. It comes through trusting in the death of His Son, Jesus, to pay for our sins and make us able to go to heaven. He said she grabbed his shirt and started shrieking, "Why haven't you come sooner to tell me this! I never would have killed my son if I knew this!!" Do we Americans (whether or not we claim Christ as Savior) really want to adopt the mindset of the Hindu religion and forsake the freedom found in the principles Christ taught and our laws, which use as a model the Ten Commandments?

Former Navy chaplain labels Hindu Senate prayer 'idolatry'

Chad Groening OneNewsNow.comJuly 12, 2007

A former Navy chaplain says he was in the Senate gallery this morning when two Christians were escorted out of the chamber for disrupting the opening prayer given by a Hindu chaplain.

Read the rest of this report at

Hear this report.

Hindu shouted down while offering opening prayer for Senate session

(Photo from
hindu_capitol.jpgYesterday, in the U.S. Senate, history was made. For the first time ever a Hindu chaplain was asked to open the Senate in prayer. Click Here and read an account of the event from .

After reading the article go to the audio button that says "Hear this Report". The entire prayer is there, as well as the 2 people who shouted out before and during the prayer. As I listened to this brave man and woman who interrupted the Hindu prayer with prayers to Jesus, I thought about William Wallace and the price he paid to free Scotland.

One hundred of our Senators did nothing to stop this abomination, but thank God for the voice of these two people who cried out with boldness for God to forgive us for allowing this to happen.

Two days ago, when I first heard that a Hindu would be praying on July 12th to open the Senate, I emailed my U.S. Senators to request something be done. Nothing was done! However, two brave U.S. citizens did do something, and I for one, appreciate what they did. May their prayers not have been in vain and may God forgive us for turning our back on Him.

Allegiance to the One True God,
Joe Cuda

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Jessica Miller: "07-07-07 ROAD TRIP REPORT--TheCall NASHVILLE"

Our Nephew, Dion, was able to go to THE CALL in Nashville last week. The report he gave us was wonderful. Our prayer is that the effects from the THE CALL will be felt for many many years to come with salvations, miracles, healings, life and so much more... REVIVAL!

Here's a phone photo he sent us while on the REPENTANCE WALK to the stadium that morning.

For His Glory,
Joe & Shirley


The following article is courtesy of

by Jessica Miller

Jessica MillerImagine this: Nashville Tennessee – the Titan stadium...prophetic words being fulfilled in our very midst – and the thrill of being a part of it on July 7, 2007 (7/7/7).

Many years ago, Bob Jones and other reputable prophets declared "stadium meetings," and there we were – participating with the Lord and the awesome display of His word fulfilled!

Anticipation, humility, and faith filled the air with a tangible presence. Repentance, forgiveness, worship, spiritual warfare, the divorcing of the Church and America from the spirit of baal – the recommitting and recovenanting in marriage to the Lord after 40 years of departing from Him, our Bridegroom...
There were even three marriage ceremonies sealed as a sign of our being sealed to the Lord – it was a stunningly weighty and glorious day – one of which words fall so very short in describing. It was mind, soul, and spirit "boggling."

Prophetic words were released concerning terrorism – a call to pray for exposure and intervention. Also, the Lord clearly declared that the very purpose why all the many thousands of us had joined there in that place in one accord actually worked – it was not just a hyped up emotional screamfest – it was Joel 2:16-25 happening before our very eyes--in us, through us, and for us...

Gather the people,
Sanctify the congregation,
Assemble the elders,
Gather the children and nursing babes;
Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber,
And the bride from her dressing room.
Let the priests, who minister to the LORD,
Weep between the porch and the altar;
Let them say, "Spare Your people, O LORD,
And do not give Your heritage to reproach,
That the nations should rule over them.
Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'"

Then the LORD will be zealous for His land,
And pity His people.
The LORD will answer and say to His people,

"Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil,
And you will be satisfied by them;
I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations.
"But I will remove far from you the northern army,
And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land,
With his face toward the eastern sea
And his back toward the western sea;
His stench will come up,
And his foul odor will rise,
Because he has done monstrous things."
Fear not, O land;
Be glad and rejoice,
For the LORD has done marvelous things!
Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field;

For the open pastures are springing up,
And the tree bears its fruit;
The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.
Be glad then, you children of Zion,
And rejoice in the LORD your God;
For He has given you the former rain faithfully,
And He will cause the rain to come down for you—
The former rain,
And the latter rain in the first month.
The threshing floors shall be full of wheat,
And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.
"So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten...

Beloved Bride of Christ – our labors (yours and mine) have not been in vain – surely the set time has come and the scales of justice, mercy, and grace have been tipped in favor of the establishment of God's Kingdom come – His will be done HERE on earth as it is in Heaven!

Let's Pray on – Pro~Destiny,

Jessica L. Miller
The ElijahList

Publications Manager

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Special Video Report on TheCall Nashville 7-7-07

The following article is courtesy of BCN and news

News Staff/AH (July 9, 2007)

"Breaking Christian News" FOUNDING EDITOR'S NOTE: As you watch this video, please know that NO AMOUNT of videotape or streaming internet can do justice to this CALL for repentance and justice in Nashville on 07-07-07. Eight people from the Elijah List flew out and attended TheCall–Nashville. The heat was almost unbearable, but the thirst for a massive move of God was even more unquenchable. We drank water and Gatorade all day and it did some good to keep our bodies dealing with the heat, but the bottom line is this.... Something happened—something very, VERY BIG—in Nashville. As there were up to three times as many marriages as any day in history, around the world, Lou Engle led the "charge" (along with people such as Dutch Sheets, Bishop Bill Hamon, Cindy Jacobs, Bishop Harry Jackson; Jewish leaders such as Michael Brown and James Goll, as well as many Native American and Latino leaders) in one of the greatest and most intense CALLS in the history of the United States, for the Church in America and around the world to become REMARRIED to Jesus. The prophetic ACTS of several weddings were simply signs of what the crowd was doing—becoming once again committed to God, for all eternity. There was a female abortion doctor who repented on behalf of all those doctors who do abortions.

I have never repented for more things and in more ways in my life, and to do it in a Stadium nearly full (TITAN STADIUM in Nashville, often called, the "Buckle of the Bible Belt") held high and Holy meaning for all of us. This was one of the most meaningful events of my life. Only "future history" not yet written on earth, but "prerecorded in Heaven" will show what we accomplished for this nation in Nashville, on Saturday, July 7, 2007. The event was carried live by GOD TV in more than 200 nations simultaneously, although due to full servers, some viewers were unable to log on. In the future, it may be available on GOD.TV as Video On Demand. My thanks to CBN for covering this event. –Steve Shultz, BCN.

(Nashville, Tennessee)—Reporting on the massive gathering this past Saturday, at LP Field in Nashville, CBN News says officials counted over 60,000 registrants for TheCall Nashville prayer and fasting event, while attendance estimates ranged from 70 to 100 thousand.

According to the report, the day focused on repentance and prayer for the nation, and for a youth revival to be sparked that would counter the destructive effects of drugs and sexual promiscuity that was the trademark of the "60's generation" 40 years ago.

One attendee noted the date (7-7-07) in relation to the gathering, saying, "Seven is the number of 'covenant,' and what God is wanting to do is to bring us back to covenant with Him...."

TheCall Nashville began with thousands walking together in a solemn march down Church St. out to the stadium where the Tennessee Titans play. Amid prayer from the platform and individual intercession, there was worship and communion, as well as 3 weddings during the event.

To watch the video report from CBN News, follow the link below.


Prayer Instead of Pills at the New Healing Room in New Zealand

Courtesy of Breaking Christian News (BCN)

Lynley Smith (July 10, 2007)

(Auckland, Nz)—A market place healing ministry has been launched in New Zealand for the first time, in an exciting move to bring the healing power of Jesus to the local community.

Warkworth is the site for one of the first Healing Rooms set up in New Zealand under the auspices of Healing Rooms International. (Photo: Keith Fox, Elim Christian Centre pastor)

These follow the format established by the John G Lake's Healing Rooms in Spokane, USA, 80 years ago, where rooms were set up like a doctor's surgery, with waiting room and surgery, but patients received prayer instead of pills.

Healing rooms are also being established in Auckland, one already at the Elim Christian Centre in Howick, and in Dunedin.

Spokeswoman for the Warkworth venture, Julie Calvert, said the inspiration came to her to set up the room after attending a healing conference in Kaiwaka, run by Healing Rooms, Australia, directors Bob Brasset and Deanne and Franklyn Elliott.

She heard there about the Healing Rooms set up in Australia in 2003, which proliferated to 20 rooms by the middle of last year. In that time over 5000 people had visited the rooms. Globally there are now 442 Healing Rooms in 27 countries.

"I got very excited about the healing concept," she said. "This ministry is non-denominational and is really for the unchurched. No appointment is necessary." Mrs. Calvert said the Church has believed in salvations for years but the belief in the other work of the Cross, including miracles and healings, has been lost. "We believe this will be the start of seeing supernatural healings and miracles in our community as we believe and pray," she said.

In California the faith level is rising to the point Christians are now believing for a cancer free zone. In Australia they have seen amazing healings, she said.

The prayers, or healing room technicians, are take the authority given to all Christians at the cross to command a healing, as the Holy Spirit leads. "It's about Christians knowing they have the authority over sickness," she said. Michael Mangos and his hematologist wife Hilda arrived in Dunedin six months ago from Adelaide, where they had heard about the Healing Room movement.

Keen to set up rooms in Pukehiki on the Otago Peninsula, they bought a house with nine rooms, and are planning to devote the whole bottom floor to the ministry. "It was like a revelation to us," he said. "This is how we could work for Jesus in Kingdom ministry instead of just in church ministry."

With the rooms set up to go, all the Mangos need is others to catch the same vision and join them. "We need between nine and 12 people if we want to open one day a week," he said. "But they must be people who have the same vision for the ministry."

Mr. Mangos said the pastors in Dunedin were supportive of the venture. The focus of healing rooms is on physical healing, and no counseling or other services are offered. Those needing other services will be referred on to appropriate ministries.

The treatment is simple. Three people pray a prayer of faith for those who come for healing, led by the Holy Spirit. Mr. Mangos said the expectation was for healings to happen, even if it did not happen immediately, as in the case of the 10 lepers in the Bible.

"The Bible said all that came to Jesus were healed," said Mr. Mangos. "The important thing is they came. In other words, they had a desire to be healed, and that is what God was responding to."

The Howick Healing Rooms are open on Friday and Saturday morning, with a team of 18 technicians. Julia Calvert and co-workers Helen Dalziel and Maria Edwards have opened the Warkworth room on Tuesdays from 11.30am to 1.30pm, and the public is invited in from 12 noon to 1.30pm.

"We need more than one room and may have to shift to bigger premises to achieve that, but Christians are coming in for healing already," said Mrs. Calvert. "We will take anyone who comes despite no being officially open yet."

Source: Challenge Weekly, ASSIST News Service

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

"Miracles Outside the Church Walls"

Check out this article from CBN concerning what God is doing in Redding, California. Bethel is the church we have been attending. God is doing some powerful things through His people. To get the entire article go to

For his Glory,
Joe & Shirley


By Paul Strand
CBN News
July 9, 2007 - REDDING, California - Imagine a church where so many believers get excited about miracles that more healings happen outside the church than in it.

CBNNews recently visited such a fellowship in California. The thing that makes Bethel Church in Redding fascinating is that many of its members say they've come to realize that God wants to move mightily through them, not just the clergy.

He wants to work outside the church walls, not just inside them. It's led to miraculous moments where the church folk get to experience God using them in Redding.

Bethel Church member Bob Perry said, "What happens away from the church or outside the walls...that's who we are."

Perry was with his daughter just after she gave birth to baby Talyah six weeks early.

They were facing disaster, as the baby was born with a hole in her heart and her blood wasn't flowing right.

They got a prayer chain of Bethel people praying all over the city as they themselves stood by the baby, desperately pleading with God.

Then the doctor -- an unbeliever -- suddenly shouted as he was doing an echocardiogram on the baby's heart, "Would you look at that!"

Amy Goodall watched with the doctor as the hole in her baby's heart disappeared on the echocardiogram.

She said, "And he's all 'look at that! This heart, it's healing right here in front of me.'"


CLICK HERE for the rest of the story!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Watch TheCall Nashville "Live" as it Happens, on GOD TV

Dear Friends,
If you are not already participating in this spiritually historic event, we want to encourage you to go to . It will be on all day today until 10PM tonight. You need to be a part! Shirley, Joel and I are watching it here in Red Bluff, but we are not only watching it, we are participating in the worship and prayer.

Hurry!! Get on to and particpate in this time of repentance and worship that is going to be the beginning of a greater revival for America and the nations of the world!

For His Glory,
Joe, Shirley & Joel

The following article is from Breaking Christian News (BCN)

Aimee Herd (July 7, 2007)

(WorldWideWeb)—If you cannot physically attend TheCall Nashville, happening today, you can still be a part of this historic event, watching it "live" on your pc from GOD TV.

GOD TV has brought you TheCall from various locations such as London and San Francisco where tens of thousands of believers united in prayer to see change in their nation. Now you can tune in to GOD TV on 7 July and join with over 100,000 fellow Christians, as we turn our faces to God and trust Him for a lasting, moral revival in the USA... and to the ends of the earth.

40 years ago there was a great rebellion in the youth of America—a self-destructive turning away from the ways of the Lord. Today, Lou Engle (co-founder and visionary of TheCall) and countless others are calling for massive, united fasting and prayer to take a vital stand against the debilitated state we find our nations and the youth of the world in. This stand is called TheCall Nashville. TheCall Nashville is not just a festival, it is a marathon 10-hours of fasting, prayer and crying out to God for a nation. And GOD TV will be bringing you all 10-hours LIVE into your home.

To find the programming times for your area, follow the link below.

Source: GOD TV

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