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Change…

 

 

This day started like any other day, waking up before daylight, putting on coffee, and then spending time with the Lord. That’s the way most of my days start now, but it wasn’t always so.

As we say now, back in the day … I and my faithful sidekick, Shadow Spirit (a beautiful white wolfdog) would be up before light and walking in the chilled air of a desert morning, waiting for one of the many glorious sunrises we’ve seen so numerous times before. While we walked the trails Shadow (Spirit) took great pleasure in chasing the rabbits she could never catch while I took the quiet time and solitude to commune with the Lord. As human nature, I was like any other person, I never foresaw these moments coming to an end. Now Shadow has gone on and it’s only me to walk the trails. It wasn’t soon after her passing I stopped all together walking the desert. She had been with us for 17 years and my wife (Sandy) and I miss her very much.

We all need to be more cognizant of changes taking place in our lives every day. Some may not be as dramatic as losing a loved one or a faithful pet but there are changes nevertheless. Look around you, not just your personal life but look at your town, state, country, and world. We’ve all been forced to wear a useless mask, does it work? science says no. All it really does is hide your smile, you know? that’s what we used to give to a friend or a strange we would pass on the street. We don’t shake hands or give hugs either, o’ don’t forget to stay six feet apart. Those changes that have been forced on us have certainly made massive changes in our lives. Our friendly nature has been forced to change whether we like it or not. It’s called forced control. Forced control by who you ask? Who’s making all these rules? I’ll leave those answers to you.

We all know about all the small businesses shutting down, the supply chain in chaos, fuel prices going through the roof, and being invaded across uncontrolled borders. Don’t forget a government whose agenda is to destroy our way of life, turning Americans against Americans over a shot that doesn’t work.

I forgot one other thing that’s failing in greater numbers than ever before, Churches … small Ministries. More churches closed last year in the United States than ever before. That doesn’t include traveling evangelists or small local outreaches. Spreading the word has taken the backseat to covid fear … I wonder what God thinks of that? Again I’ll leave you to come up with your own answer. You might want to start with what God says about fear … it’s in your bible, you know, that dusty old book on the shelf in your closet?

The only income these ministries have is the love offering given to help support the spread of the gospel where large ministries, for whatever reason fail to reach. Many travel ministries live from hand to mouth, many times giving what little they have to help out others. You might say these people are on the front lines of the battle with very little support doing what God’s word says, delivering the gospel message no matter the sacrifices.

Does that sound fair? Of course not, but it’s the way it is.

Love offerings are just what it says, it’s a love offering. If a ministry is doing God’s work and you recognized it as a vital part of doing God’s work and you’re capable of helping them … why haven’t you? I’m not just talking financial, how about a word of encouragement? O’ wait a minute, I forgot you’re busy with your Facebook and Twitter account, you don’t have time to read these silly blogs much less send an encouraging word if you do that, What’s next? these people will be expecting financial support. How could you do that, you might have to cut out one of your morning coffees at Starbucks.

Wait! you say what I’m writing isn’t fair? It doesn’t describe you. 

That makes me very happy to know. I pray you will continue to support whatever small ministry God has put on your heart, they are truly blessed.

God knows your heart, as you read this message He knows what you’re thinking this very minute. He knows ALL the changes coming in your life and mine, some good some bad, it’s inevitable but the good news is God never changes (Hebrews 13:6) if you go on and read down to verse 8 you’ll see He’ll never leave you or forsake you either. Isn’t that great news? His Grace and mercy will see ALL of us believers through ALL the changes as long as we keep the faith His forgiveness abounds and His comfort and peace WILL surround us. 

Conviction is God nudging your heart, if He didn’t love you so much He wouldn’t do it. What you do with it is your choice, it always has been.

Until we talk again may God’s peace and love follow you all the days of your life.

Semper Fidelis 

      Dusty

My Prayer for you:           

Father,

I am so thankful you never change and you are always there. In the days surrounding us, we need you more than ever and I pray more and more eyes are opened and hearts are willing to receive your Son, Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Lord, I pray for a worldwide revival and the unjust be reviled. I ask forgiveness for myself and strength to do better and work harder for your Kingdom.

I pray for an end to this plague that circumvents the world and is being used for political power and control. I pray for answers and an end sooner than later. I pray for the miracle-working of your hand to intervene.

In The Precious Name of Jesus, I pray,

AMEN

Are You The Answer or The Problem?

 

 

My wife and I have been going through the book of Ezekiel at night before we turn out the lights. At first, I questioned the Lord why this particular book and why now?

Well, this message He has given me pretty much answers that question, boy howdy… 

I pray you all take heed and become part of the answer instead of part of the problem. It’s time to get up out of the pews and take back our churches, our families, and our country.

I pray this message touches a nerve and instills in you to do just that … if you do? it will bring a new day, a new beginning.

Ezekiel 37:7-10

“So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then He said to me, “Prophecy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

Psalm 92:7-11 

That when the wicked sprouted up like grass
And all who did iniquity flourished,
It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.
But You, O Lord, are on high forever.
For, behold, Your enemies, O Lord,
For, behold, Your enemies will perish;
All who do iniquity will be scattered.

10 But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
I have been anointed with fresh oil.
11 And my eye has looked exultantly upon my foes,
My ears hear of the evildoers who rise up against me.

Mario Murillo wrote a book titled Fresh Fire. This book was written in 1991, but the message is so relevant that it seems like it was written yesterday.

The truth is that the message contained in that book is far more relevant, and more important, and more urgent right now than it was in 1991. The world in 2021 has gone a long way the wrong way. We are without a doubt in a far worse and more critical condition than we were in 1991.

But I have to say, what concerns me a hundred times more than the shape the world is in, is the shape the church is in. I know we don’t want to admit it, but the blame for the evil, the darkness, and the perversion in this country, lay on the doorstep of the church. We could get even more specific and say… that it really falls squarely upon the pulpits and those who have stood, and are standing behind them today.

Sadly there has been a horrible vacancy of God called, and God anointed warriors of the cross, who unashamedly without fear or favor have proclaimed an unadulterated gospel that condemned sin, that confronted the sinner, and that convicted lukewarm saints. What we are seeing in America today, is what happens when a nation loses the stabilizing power of a holy, anointed, God-fearing, fire baptized church, and lets down her standard, and starts playing footsies with the world.

It has happened just like the Bible says, evil communications corrupt good manners. This means if you lie down with the dogs you’re going to rise up with fleas. This simply means… you become like the company you keep.

For too long the church has tried to be a friend of the world. We even went so far as to completely restructure the church so as to not offend anyone. We called it the seeker-sensitive movement. The church made every effort to make the sinner comfortable in church. Remove the altars, remove any songs about the blood from our songbooks, have no emotional responses to the Holy Spirit, such as… dancing, or running, or shouting. And especially no spiritual manifestations like speaking in other tongues, or prophecy, or God forbid, casting out devils.

So essentially the church invited the sinner in and pushed the Holy Spirit out. So churches began to fill up with sinners who were comfortable in church, because there was no preaching against sin, and no Holy Spirit presence to convict them or deliver them from their sin. So preachers left off the business of building the kingdom of God and got in the business of building churches, and growing numbers, instead of growing up soldiers of the cross, who lived holy, sanctified, consecrated lives, who feared God and hated sin.

So there was a huge vacuum of Holy Ghost filled fire baptized leadership, and the devil moved quickly to fill that vacancy with, seeker-sensitive, greasy grace, get rich quick preachers, who were more concerned about dollars in the plates and butts in the seats, than building spiritual warriors, who could live holy, cast out devils and heal the sick.

So here we are in 2021 and we find ourselves like Samson, moving and shaking, but by his wit not the Spirit of God… the presence and the power of God had departed from him. That’s where we are as a movement, that’s where the church in America is by and large. 

Now if Samson’s story would have ended there, it would have been the tragedy of all tragedies, but it didn’t. Although they punched out his eyes, and they bound him and put him to work grinding their meal. It was not the end for Samson.

Yes, he paid a high price for his adulterous affair with the world. And yes he suffered a great deal of pain. And yes he was humiliated beyond imagination. But his story didn’t end there. And I’m so glad because it feels like the church in America is standing in the very same place.

She has had her adulterous affair with the world, she has played fast and loose, and she has gambled and lost. But thanks be to God, because of his amazing grace and mercy, it’s not over yet.

Just like Samson got another chance, I believe the church is getting one last chance to wake up to her calling, and her destiny. And she is getting a fresh fire. Like David said, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil”. She is going to shake herself one more time, and the world and the devil are going to laugh because they think it’s just the last shakings of a dying church…

But that is where they make their big mistake because it’s not the death rattle of a dying church, but it’s the sound of dry bones rattling.

Something is happening in the boneyard. Yes, the bones have been very dry, for a very long time, but dry wood is exactly what is needed for a good fire. And I believe we’re getting ready to see fire as we have never seen before.

Conditions are just about right. We are just about ready to hit critical mass, and while the world is expecting civil war, the true God called prophets and preachers of the gospel, are declaring spiritual war, and are calling for the true body of Christ to rise up and shake herself, and receive the fresh fire of the Holy Ghost and power.

Something is happening in the boneyard. There is a revival taking place. And bones are coming together, bone to his bone, and resurrection life is filling these bodies once again.

There’s a revival in the boneyard. There is a fire that is hitting the true sold-out church of God, and there is a fire that is hitting the state of California.

Fresh fire is falling on the church again, and all we have to do is be honest about it, and tell God… We need it. In fact, let’s just be honest about it, if we don’t have a fresh baptism of fire in America, the American church will cease to exist… There won’t be a church left in America. The church in America as we know her right now has become a laughing stock, and the butt of the jokes of nighttime comedians.

But that’s because this generation has not seen the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ, fire baptized, walking in holiness, healing the sick, and casting out devils. But they’re going to.

But like I said, it’s going to require a fresh fire baptism.

Every new level of endeavor, or a new level of warfare, demands a fresh anointing.

In the book of Acts Chapter 4, the disciples have just returned to their own company after being strongly threatened to not preach or teach anymore in the name of Jesus. But instead of complying and hanging their heads in shame, they gathered together to bombard heaven for more power.

Acts 4:23-31

23 When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, “O Lord, it is You who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them, 25 who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said,

Why did the Gentiles rage,
And the peoples devise futile things?
26 The kings of the earth took their stand,
And the rulers were gathered together
Against the Lord and against His Christ.’

27 For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur. 29 And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, 30 while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.

Then what was the result of this fresh baptism of Holy Ghost fire and power? Vs [33] says… And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

Then Chapter 5 verse 12 says… And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.

That’s where we’re at right now, the times and the conditions, demand that the church receives a fresh baptism of fire from heaven.

And the great thing is, God is ready to do it, we just have to ask.

Now, here is where I’m coming from in this message. I honestly don’t believe there is one person here today that doesn’t realize that we are in trouble, and the only thing that is going to save us is… The power of God.

But the question is, where is that power? Where is it coming from? Are we supposed to wait until some special man or woman comes to us before we experience the power of God?

Or could it be that you and I are those special vessels that God wants to fill, and flow out of? I believe so. I believe God is waiting for us to wait on Him.

By that I mean, God is waiting for us to get alone with Him, and get in His presence, and become clothed with His anointing. Then out of that secret place of waiting in His presence, will come power.

Yes, it’s the power of God that destroys the works of the devil. But it is His presence that leads us to His power.

I could ask you today… How many want the power of God in your life? But the real question should be… How many really want to seek, and live daily in the manifest presence of Jesus?

When we find His presence, we will find His power. Something is happening in the boneyard. The church is getting hungry for the presence of God. 

We need HIm NOW or our country our way of life is doomed!

until next time, stay safe and keep looking up!

Semper Fidelis

Dusty

 

My prayer for you:

O’ Father, I pray a new and fresh anointing would come over this land like none seen before, that your holy spirit would fill and change hearts, not just in American, but throughout the world. What’s going on can’t continue Lord. So much is needed and it’s overwhelming to us but it isn’t for you. All things are possible through your Son, Jesus Christ, and I call on Him now … in the precious name of Jesus, I pray this prayer.

AMEN

Thanksgiving… It Should Be A Time To Be Thankful

 

 

Here it is… “THANKSGIVING” and you may be like many other Americans this year asking yourselves what you have to be thankful for, (much) higher prices at the grocery store? How about at the gas pump or the lawlessness in the cities? Of course not. We have a government in office out to destroy all our founding fathers built.

There is one thing that is irrevocable, it can’t be taxed, it can’t be mandated, or voted by congress to be removed and it is definitely freedom of choice. It’s already been paid for so it won’t up your taxes but it does take commitment, O’, and it lasts beyond a lifetime. Wow! where do I sign up you ask?

Therein lies the question. Too many people have turned their backs on the answer and chose to take their own path (which always leads to destruction) instead of choosing life.

Our country was founded on Christian beliefs and I believe up until the 1960s (Veit Nam, the hippy movement) when smoking dope, burning the bra, questioning authority, and free sex took over our country. Soon after, the next generation was being taught evolution in our schools and creation was a myth. Moving forward to today’s education, our kids are being taught all whites are racist, socialism is the way to go, same-sex marriage is ok, which means sex change and homosexuality is acceptable. Don’t forget killing babies is ok too. Aren’t you glad your mom didn’t exercise that option?

Remember at the beginning I mentioned freedom of choice? That was one of the components that come with this free gift. How are those choices working for you?

The me, me, me people have voted, taught, and killed their way to a godless society that is imploding right before our eyes. … Is it too late to stop this tale spin?

Some say it is, … I’m not one of them.

That free gift I mentioned earlier, … He’s the answer, … the only answer. His name is “JESUS CHRIST”, you know, the one our schools have abandoned and call a myth. Our government has taken His commandment from their courthouses and outlawed prayer in public places, Ya that one. We voted the people in who did this, remember that, “freedom of choice”? God gave that to us. I’m sure He’s very disappointed in the way some of us used that gift.

The way some of us voted, said in essence, we don’t want you in our lives, so God took His hands off, turned His back … By the way, how’s that been working for you? Can we change it you ask?

I’m sure we can, will it be easy?… NO! …

Our country MUST do an about-face. Let’s go to the true manual for life, God’s word.

2 Chronicles 7:14  and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Short and sweet but very hard to get done. How do we get non-believers to pray that scripture or even believers? That’s right I said even believers.

If you voted for any of the things I mentioned above, I mean any of them, you need to reassess your commitment to Christ, to put it bluntly … you’re lying to yourself, and worse you’re lying to God, but of course, He already knows that. Whoever votes against God’s law is NOT a Christian no matter what church (not all are Godly anyway) you go to or how much you give. None of that matters if you vote against God’s commandments you voted for the enemy, satan.

Can you change that? Of course, you can. God’s grace abounds, forgiveness abounds. First, change your stinkin’ thinkin’ (in other words repent) then go before the Lord and ask forgiveness. It’s a done deal, now next time when you vote look at the agenda, not the personality.

Next, we start on the brainwashed non-believers. We do this with love and truth, not screaming and yelling. It doesn’t have to take place in a large gathering, it can be over coffee or on the phone. It just has to start happening. We are all commissioned to tell others of the Lord’s grace and forgiveness and the love He has for each one of us. Try it, let God speak through you. You may not know what to say to a stranger but God does, just listen to your heart…

If you have any questions,  we are here at “On The Road For Christ”. We are always available for answering your needs and if you need a bible we’ll be glad to send you one free of charge, no strings attached. Just call; 907-315-3394, or email; prospectorsforgod@gmail.com.

Sisters and Brothers in Christ know we love you and pray for you every day. Until we get together again many blessings to you!

Semper Fidelis

Dusty

My prayer for you:    USA Flag heart and Cross

Father, your word says your desire is that all would be saved and you made that possible when you sent your Son to die for our sins, and now it is our job to accept Him, believe what He did for us, repent and follow His example and teachings. Lord, my prayer for everyone is for the strength and wisdom to do just that … follow You!

So be it in Jesus name

AMEN

 

Help Is On The Way If …

As I look over my past messages I can’t help but wonder if they’re helping anyone or if I’m wasting my time, in other words, is anyone even reading them? As a minister of the word, I am charged to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. That encompasses a huge variety of topics. Even though our government wants that to not include politics, never less it does so this message will be dominated by that subject.

Christians can’t stick their heads in the sand and think what’s going on in congress won’t affect them or it will go away … How’s that working for you so far? Fuel prices are going through the roof, the cost of living is skyrocketing, and our children are being taught lies opposite God’s moral teachings in His word. When is enough, enough?

I hear fellow Christians say we’re through, our country is doomed. Some will even pull scriptures ( out of context) to prove their point. I’m a former Marine, or I should say I’m “A MARINE” (once a marine, always a marine) and I don’t have give up programmed in me and I’ll never surrender to The enemy … never! That means Satan himself (or the U.S. government) which some believe are one and the same.

In the past, I’ve tried to water what I’m about to say down but I need to say it outright because any other way softens the implications and takes away from the truth and the dire consequences that come with it, so here it is.

If you voted for a democrat you voted to further satans agenda! I don’t care if you don’t like a person’s personality, vote for what they stand for not whether you like the way they look or act. How will you explain your actions when you stand before God when the person you voted for votes for abortion or furthers the gay movement and more? That is part and parcel of the democratic agenda … I have the answer for you and I know your final destination (Matthew 7:22-23)Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’ Does this sound hard, and unloving?

It’s the truth If you’re not for God in every way and I mean “EVERY” way then you’re against Him (Revelation 3:15-16)  ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. Remember as Christians we can’t pick and choose what we believe in the word, It’s all or nothing. The next time you’re in the voting booth and about to make your selection think, God’s choice or mine.

I know some of you reading this are thinking I’m over the top. Really? Read those two scriptures and then do a little bible study, look up what God thinks and does about homosexuality, remember … vote democrat, you voted for it. Now, look up scripture on abortion, killing babies, remember … vote democrat, you voted for it. Ask yourself where is your justification for voting democrat? Here’s one of the answers I get … O’ I didn’t vote for those things, I voted for the other things they stand for. Remember the old adage? The road to hell is paved with good intentions … this certainly applies.

You can’t turn your back on what’s happening. To follow Jesus makes you the minority and even makes you the target for ridicule. The fear of that causes some to cower from their belief, afraid if they aren’t politically correct they won’t fit in. The people in biblical times who stood firm in the Word, a lot of them were killed and in some parts of the world today it’s no different, it even happens here in America.

If we as Americans and followers of Christ don’t let our voices be heard, turn our backs on political correctness and all the other garbage being dumped on the country founded on GOD’S principles, not a bunch of power-hungry politicians, then we deserve what will happen. Let’s get started ( 2 Chronicles 7:14)  and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Don’t just read this passage, start acting on it as if your life depends on it … because it DOES!

Well, it’s your choice now, you can follow Jesus or say you’re a Christian. If you read this message you know the truth and know in your heart who you are, the great thing is God’s children live by grace and He’s willing to forgive (read that last scripture again).

WE CAN change our country, even the world one soul at a time … What do ya say, lets get started!

Here at “On The Road For Christ we love all of ya and keep you in our prayers, remember you’re just a click away from us and we’d be glad to answer any of your questions, prayer requests, or give you booking information. Don’t forget to click on the free music, it really is free, no strings attached.

Until we get together next time KEEP LOOKING UP and be blessed!

          My prayer for you: 

Father, being in your presence is where we all long to be. Help us Lord in these challenging times to do the work you’ve called all of us to do. Give us strength and tenacity to stand against the enemy in whatever form it takes and help us help one another in this time of need. So be it!

In the precious name of Jesus, I pray,

AMEN

IT’S TIME!!

 

As my precious wife and I travel around America trying to bring hope to a nation through the love and word of Jesus Christ I see people, Americans giving up. I guess what Abe Lincoln said, and I paraphrase, … our country would be defeated from within. Well, what’s it look like to you?

It’s time to stand up and come together!

Look around you, our government is the chief source of racial discrimination. They’re the ones promoting Black Live Matter (a homegrown terrorist organization) and Antifa, another homegrown terrorist group. Both groups are running wild in our major cities immune to punishment. Now if that’s not enough what about the division they’re trying to put between the American people, you, and me over this covid vaccination farse. If the vaccination really works how is an unvaccinated person going to infect a person who has been vaccinated? Really it’s not rocket science. Actually, it’s explained in one word CONTROL and we the people have lost it to the most corrupt government in our history. Since this last election, our country has been spiraling down at an alarming rate. Some Americans believe we’ll never recover … Really?

Where’s the fight this great country was found with? We, the people need to stand up, not lay down and give in. Our children have been brainwashed, some of our churches have gone lukewarm trying to be politically correct instead of biblically correct. We have some leaders, not all, who are traitors to our nation. Everyone knows in their hearts whether they want to admit it or not, the last presidential election was a travesty. 

Well, how do we get back on track? It starts by becoming united once again! sound simple … it isn’t. It starts by putting God in your Life … I hear you, … “O’ no he’s going to start preaching.” Well without Him how’s it been working so far? The politically correct have thrown the Lord out of just about every public venue. Next, we need to take back our schools and our children. The anti-American rhetoric and political brainwashing MUST stop. Start loving one another as Christ loved the Church. (the church means the people, your neighbors) Hey, that sounds like something out of the bible. Use your own intellect and do some research yourself instead of believing the mainstream media, they’re bought and paid for. Try praying as a family, find a bible believing church, … who knows you might find your best friend there.

Pick up a bible, I recommend the New American Standard, but any Holy Bible will do, and read it. not the whole thing at once. Try the book of John after some of that skip over to Psalm,  Psalm 95 would be a great place to start. see if America fits in there? Sounds like a government we know… We pray that passage over our country every morning, if you like, please be in agreement with us.

These are just a few suggestions from a humble preacher, who knows? they might work.

What I do know is Giving in and laying down is a cowardly way out, this country wasn’t founded by cowards. Our forefathers were brave men standing against tremendous odds and they were successful, Rember … “ONE NATION UNDER GOD WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” … it’s our turn! STAND AND MAKE THEM PROUD …

Until we get together again, stay safe and be blessed!

My Prayer for you: 

My precious, heavenly Father,

How much we need you now. I think of our forefathers on their knees praying to you for guidance and you saw them through to berth a nation on your principles. I fear if we don’t turn and repent all will be lost and that just can’t happen. Lord, I ask that you reveal the evil in our government and bring the perpetrators to true justice. Lord, I pray for a great revival not only in America but throughout the world. I pray for miracles to start happening that will undeniably be accredited to you and hearts will be changed.

Father, I pray for the sick and suffering, and the ones on our ever-growing prayer list.

They all need you, they need your grace and mercy, just as I and everyone else needs your forgiveness of our sins. O’ Father, please hear our prayers. We thank you and give you all the praise and glory for all you’ve done and will do …

In the precious name of Jesus … AMEN

“WALKING WITH INTEGRITY”

 

 

 

Greetings my Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Sorry, I haven’t kept up, I’ve been under the weather, but I will be doing better.

As each day starts I spend time with the Lord and then scan the news hoping for something uplifting, but as the norm, only gloom and doom.

Such a lack of integrity in our media, leadership, and even the teachers of our children. Our country has become like sheep, and  I don’t mean the biblical sense either. We hide in fear behind worthless masks. We automatically receive whatever the media says and never question their statistical reports (very often exaggerated). 

Am I exaggerating? Look around you, if you’re not blind or so liberal or anti-American (one and the same), then you can see it for yourself.

As Christian, we are THE minority, if we weren’t the world wouldn’t be this way.

Believers, I mean ALL believers need to put their denominational differences aside and come together. If Jesus Christ is truly your Lord and you’ve been born again then start proclaiming your faith and trust in Him. Not Washington DC, for sure not the media and not the fake science that’s being shoved down our throats. Do you believe in Darwin? That’s science too. Quit cowering in fear, fear is no part of a Christian’s walk.

Do you really trust Jesus … or the politicians, media, shots, or any number of things being force-fed to us. 

Think about this and then we’ll get to the message God gave me.

Just one last thing … Have you taken the time to compare the number of people vaccinated to the number of new cases of covid-D (you’ll find that very interesting and unreported in our media) or compared that number of cases to the surge of all the illegals crossing our border? Just asking… food for thought.

Ephesians 4:1-16

 Real-life integrity

Robert Adams found $17,000 in cash in a bank bag beside an ATM in Chicago. At first, he thought it was a prank/joke. But no TV crews popped out to catch him. The bag had Chase on the side, so he took it to the bank, but they said it wasn’t theirs. It had to belong to the company that provisioned the ATMs. It took some work to figure out but finally, he concluded an armored truck employee had accidentally dropped the bag.

When he was asked about being tempted by the money, he said, “it’s not my money. I don’t care if you put another zero on there, I wasn’t raised to take money that isn’t mine.”

Robert Adams didn’t suddenly wake up one day and choose to have integrity. He said it himself: he wasn’t raised that way.

We are taught integrity as children. (or not) We practice integrity daily. (or not)

As we look at the “practical” part of Ephesians, Paul begins by urging us to have a “worthy walk.”

The first part of Ephesians tells us the good news that God has restored us to Himself and to one another through Christ.

• Here’s a way to think about it:

“Good News Results in Good Lives”

A Worthy Walk

Ephesians 4:1 (NASB)

1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,

 We begin a life of integrity by examining our “walk.” 

“Walk” in the Bible often means your life as it’s translated here in the NASB. It’s essentially living your life with integrity. “Worthy” here describes a balance or scales. It’s not that God judges us based on the accumulation of our sins and good deeds. We stand justified before God through Christ. That’s grace.

1 John 1:7 (NASB)

 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

 But as we live in Christ and are sanctified daily, we mature, we practice, we live out that good news. We learn by experience and teaching what a life of integrity looks like. We judge ourselves to be worthy or unworthy.

 But integrity needs accompanying virtue.

A Virtuous Walk

 How do you determine what a life of integrity looks like?

 Our walk begins with choosing to be virtuous. (Not a common word anymore!)

Ephesians 4:2 (NASB)

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

This sounds a lot like the gifts of the Spirit elaborate on in Galatians. But catch the point:

Galatians 5:22–23 (NASB)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law.

A life based on the virtues given to us by the Spirit never has to worry about integrity. Our walk is worthy of praise and emulation.

A Unified Walk

Ephesians 4:3–6 (NASB)

being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you also were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

 This isn’t something we do alone. No one can resist all the temptations that come our way in life. We need one another. And we need a common bond.

A Gifted Walk

Ephesians 4:7–10 (NASB)

(Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens so that He might fill all things.)

Paul introduces the next level of gaining in integrity by reminding us that, in our unity, we all bring something to the table. Every one of us has a special kind of giftedness that is intended to be a blessing. How much or little we use our gifts is a measure of our walk with Christ.

A Trained Walk

It’s not reasonable to believe that we’ll suddenly know how to use our gifts. Joe Montana didn’t start off with NFL QB kinds of skills at 5 years old. Coaches trained and shaped his gifts. The same thing should be true in the church.

Ephesians 4:11–13 (NASB)

11 And He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ

This is a vital part of church leadership we must pay careful attention to. As leaders, we must constantly ask, “What are we doing to equip the church?” As the church, we must understand and accept that not all training and direction are exactly what we want to do.

1 Thessalonians 5:12 (NASB)

12 But we ask you, brothers and sisters, to recognize those who diligently labor among you and are in leadership over you in the Lord, and give you instruction,

We don’t wake up one day and decide to walk with Christian integrity. The time to decide to have integrity isn’t when the “heat is on.” Integrity is a daily walk with Christ. It’s a choice, it’s strengthening our character with Christian virtues, it’s knowing and utilizing our gifts for the church and the community. It’s working with the leaders’ God has given us to help us grow into strong, faithful, effective followers of Jesus who walk with Him every day.

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this. I pray it helps and encourages your walk with the Lord … if it did, please feel free to pass it on to others. If you need personal prayer contact me at prospectorsforgod@gmail.com  If your need is urgent you can always call me at (907) 315-3394.

Until we get together again may God bless and keep you!

In Christs Love

Dusty

 

My prayer for you; 

Heavenly Father,

You are so very patient with us Lord and I thank you for your grace and mercy. I pray that the people will wake up before it’s too late. I pray the truth will come to light and the deceivers revealed. Lord, I pray you remove the blindfolds from the non-believer’s eyes and bring them to you. 

I ask forgiveness of my sins, our sins, and healing in our land. I claim a once and for all healing of this covid in the world by the power of Your word.

We give you all the praise and glory for all you do!

In Jesus name,

AMEN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still Living Fear?

 

 It saddens my heart to see my fellow Americans being led like drones by our government, still wearing masks as if their life depends on them, remember the CDC claimed it was to protect the other guy? So if it’s not protecting you are you telling everyone around you, because you still have that useless mask on, that you are a covid carrier? 

When was the last time you shared a smile with a stranger? We’ve allowed the liberal government to alienate us from each other and control our lives. Look around you … If you’re a professing Christian, did you vote for any of those morons? Do still wear a mask? After they said you don’t have to.

Well, I hated Trump so I voted for abortion, same-sex marriage, transgender restrooms, and the downfall of America. Don’t ever forget, your president left God out of the national day of prayer … I wonder who he was praying to???

I guess you got what you voted for, I wonder what the God you claim to follow thinks of your choice? … Still, have that mask on? FEAR … the opposite of faith! 

His love forgives and His grace abounds…

2 Timothy 1:6-9  Psalms 34:1-4

Fear is not of God, it is destructive, to be fearful and always dreading that which has terror can cause panic with great trepidation. Notice the words that I used, fright, terror, dread, panic, and trepidation. All synonyms of the word fear.

Fear my friend is devastating and can have lasting results. It can paralyze an individual and cause one to be helpless. Fear can stop the flow of God’s power leading one to a wrong belief system. Yet, a relationship with God and faith will conquer fear.

Sometimes the spirit of fear can oppress an individual. We are told in Ephesians 6:12, “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Paul refers to fear as a spirit, it is a spiritual power and force that we need to bind and command in the name of Jesus. Matthew 18:18 says, “Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

There are times we need to take authority over spiritual forces and be delivered and set free from the oppressive powers of the enemy. Since the inception of time, Satan has been going around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.

Satan is the accuser of the brethren; he is a liar and the father of lies. Deception is his game and he plays it well, if Satan can get you to live in fear he knows that he has won a battle.  Nancy Pelosi

Here is a key passage concerning fear, “Whoso hearkens unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” Proverbs 1:33 this is a powerful scripture, knowing that if we dwell in His presence we can be free from fear. Fear has torment. The bible tells us that perfect love cast out fear.

The word tells us that there is no fear in love. So we allow His love to be shed abroad in our heart, with His presence in us fear will no longer have a place to reside. “I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” Psalms 34:4

Think about the man in the bible who lives among the tombs and would cut himself, here was a man living in torment because of fear. Over the years I have known people whose lives were filled with a tormenting spirit, and they were never able to free themselves. You could see it in their face, a very troubling spirit. Fear is a spirit, and one way to overcome is with positive faith.

From the book of Joshua 1: 9, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord, thy God is with thee whithersoever you go.”

David said, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” David said there is no fear in the valley, and we will go through some valleys as we serve the Lord. And there is no fear in the shadow of death because the sting of death has been taken away, and the grave holds no victory.

“Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not; behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with recompense; he will come and save you.” Isaiah 35:3-4

Fear is not from God; in our text, the Apostle Paul tells us that God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” If fear surrounds you, if you live in fear, if fear is following you, haunting you, remember it is not of God.

God does not put you in bondage, but fear does, it will hold you in bondage. Job said, “The thing which I greatly feared has come upon me, and that which I was afraid of has come unto me.” Fear gives birth to a lot of things in a person’s life.

To live in fear is a snare, it’s like a bird caught in a net, and if your life is ruled by fear you will be held captive in the net of life waiting for the grim reaper to arrive, and he will come.

But I have some good news, God can and will deliver us from fear.  Psalms 27:1“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid. 

Psalms 91:4,45 “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; or for the arrows that fly by day.”

In the book of Matthew Jesus is pleading with Israel concerning the things that would come on that generation. And He said, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that has killed the prophets and stoned those who were sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered the thee even as a hen gather her chick under her wings, and ye would not.”

Jesus is standing with arms stretched out pleading with us to come under His divine protection and be free from fear. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

When God’s word says “fear not,” this command is often directly paired with an assurance that makes it possible: “Fear thou not, for I am with thee.” In Matthews’s gospel chapter fourteen and verse twenty-seven Jesus said, “it is I, be not afraid.”

There is much to be afraid of in this world, and simply setting that fear aside is mere boldness. The only way to be truly fearless is to trust in Him who is greater than all fear.

The disciples panicked in the storm because they didn’t fully realize who was on their ship. If they had, they would surely have known that whatever a storm might do to them, it could never overcome Him.

So, when we face our own storms and fears, as we all will, we can hear His voice telling us to be of good cheer – not because everything is about to change for the better on the outside, but because He is with us on the inside.

The prophet Isaiah said, “Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their reviling’s.”

As born-again believer’s we are commanded not to fear. “Fear not, little flock; for it is your father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 if you are living with fear, move into the realm of His kingdom where freedom overcomes fear.

“For whom the Son sets free, is free indeed.”

I hope this message helps those brothers and sisters, who are living in fear generated by the politicians and the news media, will search their hearts and claim the victory Jesus already paid for, remember, he said; Fear not for I am with you always.

Until next time we meet …Keep Looking Up!

 

My prayer for you;   

Our heavenly Father,

Forgive us of our sin and guide us for your glory. I come against the spirit of fear in America and pray for boldness and strength in my fellow believers. I again come before you in the name of Jesus and ask that you reveal the liars in our government and bring them justice. I pray for a great revival to sweep across our nations and we, once again, become one nation under God. We need our children taught Godly principles and fathers to once again become the head of the house. Father, I ask that you intercede in these things I pray sooner than later … we need you now.

In Jesus name, I pray,

AMEN

 

 

It’s Time To Take A Stand!

 

 

Sodom and Gomorrah

I never set out just to be a person of controversy; it’s never been my desire or my aim to be controversial.

I have never believed the pulpit to be the place to hash out political differences.

I take no pleasure in stirring the pot as it were. (I don’t like drama) and I don’t enjoy debate for debate’s sake.

I have never set out to attack anyone personally. But The problem we are facing today is that there are so many people now that have embraced sin as a way of life that when you mention a particular sin they take it as a personal attack against them. (and now anyone who tries to help them by telling them the truth, is considered a hater and a basher.

That puts us in a very hard place. (Are we going to back off and quit preaching the parts of the Bible that offend them, or are we going to love them enough to tell them the truth even if it makes us controversial?

Do I love the fornicator, the adulterer, the pedophile, the homosexual, the lesbians, the drug addict, The Prostitute, the liar, the thief the murderer? Enough to tell them the truth? that according to God’s word, they are sinning and that the wages of sin are death.

But God has provided a remedy for us all through the blood of Jesus. (But in order for his blood to cleanse us, we have to repent and sin no more.)

Or do we ignore God’s Commandments and avoid every controversial scripture that identifies sin and just try to rub greasy grace on everybody no matter how they live or what they believe?

(That’s the question)

We can’t walk a Middle Line:

There is no neutral ground in this: we are either for Jesus or against Him, we are either gathering with him or we’re scattering abroad. We are either preaching the truth, living by the truth or we are rejecting the truth.

It’s not a hard line to see, the Bible is our Plumb line. Anyone who is willing to read it will see it.

But the problem is: that many of our pulpits in this nation today have become so polluted and diluted and they no longer name sin, they no longer call people to repentance and salvation from sin.

Many are only interested in growing church numbers and money and position and recognition.

They are what the Bible calls. (Blind Watchmen)

Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

They don’t want to upset anybody:

They prophesy nothing but peace, prosperity, Harmony, acceptance, love, inclusion, they say in effect (everybody is already saved they just don’t all know it yet.

They say (We want you to be yourself whatever you identify with that’s fine with us, ) God loves you just like you are) and He just wants, and we just want you to be happy.

Beloved: If sin makes you happy, does that make it acceptable with God? does grace make allowance for sin because it makes us happy?

Of course, the answer is NO.

(God says they prophesy lies.)

Jeremiah 6:14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Right now the false prophets are sounding the message of love, acceptance, inclusiveness, peace, prosperity, safety, unity, and harmony.

And the truth is: This nation is divided, and we are internally at War, We are on the edge of Civil War, we are on the edge of Martial law.

There’s more hate and Prejudice and racial tension than most of us have ever seen.

And we as a nation have forgotten God, we have rebelled against God. We have ridiculed him and cast his truth to the ground. And we are spiraling out of control, (we are falling into the bottomless pit of greed and immorality and sexual perversion and demonism.)

*The number one guests on our national talk shows today are homosexuals, lesbians transgenders, and bisexuals.

And they are celebrated as Heroes for coming out.

Something is happening in the realm of the spirit and I am compelled to tell it. it is this: The power that has been behind all of this corruption, this immorality, and this perversion is getting ready to take Center Stage.

You’re going to see before long publicly on national television (demon possession) satanic ceremonies and rituals are going to gain public notoriety and acceptance.)

It is going to become desirable by many to be demon-possessed, you will see people expressing great pleasure to yield their bodies to demons.

sexual perversion and activities are going to become more public and tolerated, and actually accepted as normal behavior.

Pedophilia, bestiality, multiple sex partners, every ungodly perverse thing will become public.

Do You remember the demon-inspired show that aired years ago (Rosemary’s Baby)?. Supposedly a baby conceived by sexual relations with a demon:

This is where this nation is going if we don’t have a mega shift if we don’t have an Earthshaking Move of God.

My friends these are dark times We are in and these are not dark days that are 20 to 30 years down the road they’re here now.

It’s already happening.

(The opening ceremony for Cern (The Large Hadron Collider) located in Switzerland was nothing less than a full-blown satanic ceremony.)

Every kind of demonic character was represented, people mocked sexual acts, and they rolled all over the place as though they were possessed by demons.

This is happening right now: 2021

And many of the pulpits of the Land are silent and will not open their mouths: Except to say everything is fine, and things are getting better all the time.

Because our churches today are filled with people who don’t want to hear the truth, they don’t want to have to deal with reality, they’re in a spiritual catatonic state.

1 Timothy 4:1-2 The Bible says: this know also, that in the last days, perilous times shall come for men shall be lovers of their own selves Covetous boasters proud blasphemers disobedient to parents unthankful Unholy without natural affection, truth Breakers false accusers incontinent Fierce despisers of those that are good, trailers, heading, my mind, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof, from such turn away.

Luke 17:26 Jesus said: as it was in the days of Noah so shall it be also in the days of the son of man.

How was it in the days of Noah?

Genesis 6:5 The Bible says and God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Matthew 24 the disciples came to Jesus and asked him what should be the sign of the coming of the end of the world. And Jesus answered and said unto them, taking that no man deceive you for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ and shall deceive many. And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars see that you be not troubled for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom and there shall be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in divers places. All these are the beginning of Sorrows then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and she’ll kill you and you should be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then should be offended and betray one another, and she’ll hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.

And because iniquity shall abound the love of many shall wax cold but he that shall endure to the end the same shall be saved and this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations and then shall the end come.

You say Dusty why are you preaching like this?

I’ll tell you why: it’s because we’re in a time of war, It’s because hell is being poured out on this earth in unprecedented ways; It’s because I want you to be prepared and equipped for whatever is coming. And it’s because I have a responsibility as a Watchman on the wall to sound the trumpet.

1 Corinthians 14:8 The Bible says if the trumpet sounds an uncertain sound who shall prepare himself to battle.

I have to put the trumpet to my lips and I have to sound a certain sound I have to make the message clear and plain I have to sound the warning.

So many today, even in the church ( are like backslidden Israel)

Isaiah 30:10 They say to the true prophets see not., and they say to the true prophets (prophecy not unto us right things.) Speak to us smooth things prophesy to us deceits.

(smooth) = comfortable, convenient flattering, easy, peaceful, safe, blessings.

Deceits: illusions, deceptions, twist the truth.

The Holy Spirit warned us that these times would come.

1Timothy 4:1-2 now the spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils speaking lies in hypocrisy having their conscience seared with a hot iron.

and then again 2nd Timothy 4:3 for the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears.

I have come with this message today with a Holy Heartburn: My heart is on fire (I see people today, becoming sloppy in their commitment to God, I see people treating church with a take it or leave it attitude, I see people today feeling as though the preaching of the gospel is just a performance that the preacher puts on Sunday morning and sometimes they want to see it and sometimes they don’t.

They think to themselves (the church will always be there)

If I miss it this Sunday I’ll catch it again maybe next week or a couple of weeks

And what concerns me is that we are in more desperate, more demonic, more oppressing, darker times than most of us have ever experienced, and many in the church act like everything’s fine, and like there’s no devil.

The truth is: Every Sermon that comes across this pulpit is prayed over, and cried over, and in some cases travailed over, because I know the responsibility that is laid on me by God.

I can’t say: I don’t feel like preaching today, I don’t feel like giving you the word today (Because I believe your life depends on Hearing the word) and the only time I won’t preach or teach the Word is when the Holy Spirit interrupts, and redirects.

What I’m saying is: This is the time when we should be more committed, more faithful, more on fire, more passionate, and hungrier for God than we have ever been.

This is the time when we should be devouring his word,

This is the time when we should be praying every chance we get.

Things are changing in this nation: This is not the America we grew up in (This is not the America we knew and Loved) And it’s not getting better, it’s getting worse.

And we better get honest about it and quit playing games, and gird up our loins and get our armor on, and get on fire for God and seek his face like never before.

Persecution is coming to America:

We have graduated now in America from just a homicide or a murder of an individual (now we have mass murders)

Just look at Columbine, and Look at Sandy Hook, And look at what happened in Dallas in 2016 and what’s happening on our streets today in 2021.    Defund the police? Really?

And don’t ever forget what happened in Charleston South Carolina a lone gunman walks into a church and murders nine people (in the church house).

We better get our heads out of the sand and into the Word

We better get our families under the blood

We better get full of the Holy Ghost and Fire

We better quit treating church like an elective college class, (like something you don’t really need, but you just take it to fill up your schedule).

I’m not mad at anybody but the devil

I’m not preaching angry: I’m preaching out of Love

If I didn’t love you I wouldn’t preach like this

But I’m not just asking God for a house full of people who come for curiosity’s sake, or just to catch up on the weeks’ happenings.

I’m asking for sold-out, blood-bought, Spirit filled, fire baptized Soldiers of the cross (Who are hungry for God and are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Is there hope for America?

Yes!

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people which are called by name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and heal their land.

Come On Saints of God: If you know this word is true, and you’re not worried about your makeup running or getting your hair messed up, or sounding a little undignified (I need some real prayer warriors to join me on this website and let’s go to war on behalf of our country, our families, our schools, our churches.

Nothing Happens until we Pray

Nothing Happens unless we Pray

And nothing is going to happen until we really Pray

We’ve got to pull on Heaven

We’ve got to plead the blood

We’ve got to use the name of Jesus

We’ve got to repent and turn from our wicked ways.

Step up! let me know where you stand. Contact us and let’s pray together…

Email me at: prospectorsforgod@gmail.com. Don’t put it off, do it now!

Until we get together again, stay safe and keep looking up.  

 

My prayer for you;   

Lord, I lift my brothers and sisters up to you and pray for boldness for each and every one of them. I ask forgiveness for our sins and healing for our nation.

Lord, I pray many will read this message and take it to heart, telling others of the saving truth of Jesus Christ. It’s time we all become active Christians and start walking the walk.

So be it in Jesus name I pray,

AMEN                                            Banner

“How to be a Successful Nobody”

 

 

 

HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL NOBODY

John 6:1-13

A librarian commented concerning a woman just leaving her desk that she could get more out of a mystery novel than anyone she knew. “How is that?” asked her co-worker.

 She replied, “She starts in the middle so that she not only wonders how it comes out but also how it began.”

This illustrates what a great many people are doing with life today. They have no idea how things began, or of how things will end up. All they look at is the middle of the story. They see the contemporary scene only, and the result is that they have too much mystery on their hands, and life is confusing.

We’re going to look at an incident in the Bible that left many people guessing and see the little pieces that Christ put into action to make it all work out.

Do you have your Bible handy? If you do, open it up to John 6:1-13

5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. 7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” 10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. 12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are leftover. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. 

Who was that little boy? … Would you say he was a “nobody”?

 NOBODYS DO MORE THAN WE THINK: 

A very famous organist was giving a recital on a new organ. The wind was pumped by a small boy behind a screen. The boy pumped his heart out at this recital, and he was glad for the intermission halfway through the program.

 Out in the vestry of the church, the boy looked up at the great organist and said, “Aren’t we wonderful?” The prideful organist responded, “Who’s we?” Saddened, the lad returned to his pump for the climax of the recital.

The organist pressed the keys for the opening chord, but only silence came from the majestic pipes. The signal must have failed, the organist thought, and so he repeated it and then pressed again for the thunder to come. No thunder came. There was only a small voice from behind the screen saying, “Now who’s we?”

The title of this message is, “How to be a Successful Nobody”

It’s a blunder if we fail to recognize the importance of obscure, behind-the-scenes people. Some of the greatest and most famous people in the Bible are people we don’t even know their names.

 You can do great things too if you learn 2 secrets:

 THE BOY MADE AVAILABLE WHAT HE HAD – HIS LUNCH (John 6: 9)

WHAT ARE YOU MAKING AVAILABLE?

The question is not, how much do you have, but are you making what you have, available?

 The widow had only a penny, but she gave it all to God, and this made her great in the eyes of Christ. ( Mark 12: 41-44) 41 And He sat down opposite the treasury and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury, and many rich people were putting in large sums. 42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. 43 Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.”

 The Good Samaritan: We don’t even know his name, but we know that he had was available. He had time, compassion, and some degree of wealth, and God used him.

The boy with 5 loaves and 2 fish. He didn’t have great resources. God doesn’t ask for what you DON’T have, only that you give what you DO have. Jesus didn’t expect the boy to feed the 5,000, all He needed was for the boy to give what he had. Christ will do the rest.

 EVERYBODY HAS SOMETHING TO GIVE

Marion Simms, in “Your Life,” told the story of a girl who wanted to give her older sister a birthday gift, but she had no money in her bank. But unselfish people always have something to give.

 When her sister opened her package she found three colored slips of paper. One said, “Good for two dish washings. Good for two-bed makings. Good for two kitchen scrubbings.” These were among her most welcome birthday surprises. 

 WHAT HE HAD WAS MADE ADEQUATE- CHRIST USED IT

God can take our small investment, and our weak and inadequate gifts and use them to be a blessing to many. Certainly, this lad had no idea what Jesus could do with his little lunch, and we have no idea what He may do with what little we have if we make it available to Him. This unknown boy became famous in God’s history book.

 TRUST GOD TO DO WHAT YOU CAN’T DO

 A pilot of an American airline DC-6 was flying 21,000 feet over the Colorado Rockies when his plane threw a propeller which crashed through the fuselage and ripped the engine from the wing. With half the controls gone he brought it into Denver for an emergency landing.

A reporter at the scene asked him what He did. He said, “In a situation like that you just move over a little bit and let God take over.” That’s what the boy did with his lunch!

 EVEN KIDS HAVE SOMETHING GOD WANTS

 Every one of us has some resource that Christ needs to accomplish His goals. Others may do a greater work, But you have your part to do, and nobody else can do what God has called you to do!

 One time Jesus’ disciples didn’t realize how important & valuable kids were; they tried to shoo the children away from Jesus. But Jesus loves all children, and told them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”. (Mathew19:14)

That little boy (with the lunch) would have laughed at you had you told him that God would feed 5,000 people with his lunch that day. We need to learn that “little is much when we make it available to Jesus.”

The story is told how, as a boy, he worked long hours in a factory in Naples. He longed to be a singer. When ten years old, he took his first lesson in voice. ‘You can’t sing. You haven’t any voice at all. Your voice sounds like the wind in the shutters,’ said his teacher.

 The boy’s mother, however, had visions of greatness for her son. She believed that he had a talent to sing. She was very poor. Putting her arms around him she encouragingly said, ‘My boy, I am going to make every sacrifice to pay for your voice lessons.’

Her confidence in him and constant encouragement paid off! That boy became one of the world’s greatest singers — Enrico Caruso!

. Not many will become as famous as Caruso, but every one of us is given an opportunity to make something worthwhile out of our lives and be equally rewarded. The important thing is not what we have or don’t have, but what we do with what we have.

 If you ever feel like a nobody with very little to offer for the kingdom of God, don’t despair. You’re just what Jesus is looking for to demonstrate again that He loves to make much of little. He did it with the boy and He’ll do it with you.

 How many of you want Jesus to use you to bless others?

 How many will give all you have to Jesus so He can do something big with your life? 

It’s called trust and commitment when your willing to give all to further God’s kingdom. Really … where are you at in your walk, have you done all you can to help a ministry of your choice, or are you waiting thinking someone else is going to step up?

I’m not asking you to answer me or support this ministry, but you will have to answer someday, I wonder what your answer will be then …

Until we get together again, stay safe, and many blessings to you and your family.

 

My prayer for you:

Our heavenly Father, your love abounds and your grace is never-ending. You wait with open arms for us to come to you and I know it breaks your heart to see where this world has gone, filled with so much greed and self-gratification. I pray for revival to fill our land and our leaders to repent and bring our country back to its roots. I ask forgiveness for our sins and the truth to be made clear for all to hear. Father, we need you, I pray you hear our cries and change hearts starting this very moment.

In the precious name of Jesus, I Pray,

AMEN

LET FREEDOM RING!

 

 

As our country titers on the brink of destruction from within, just as Abraham Lincoln said could happen, we as Christians in prayer are seeking answers on how to turn things around and bring our nation back to the Godly country it was meant to be. Well if you are one of the ones doing this, praying that is, then you’re on the right track. However … take some action physical too! Read these scriptures and then read the full message. I pray this gives you hope and trust in the Lord to help you through this time of peril and instills in you the need for action…

Judges 2:6-14 *v.14

Jdg 2:6 And when Joshua had let the people go, the children of Israel went every man unto his inheritance to possess the land.
Jdg 2:7 And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Israel.
Jdg 2:8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being a hundred and ten years old.
Jdg 2:9 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-Heres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash.
Jdg 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.
Jdg 2:11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:
Jdg 2:12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.
Jdg 2:13 And they forsook the LORD and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
Jdg 2:14 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.

Let’s get started!

In this passage of scripture we have read, we find the Israelites during a period of time following the death of Joshua. They had entered the “Land of Canaan,” had experienced partial victory, and are now entering into the routine of everyday life. We see in verse 14 where God has let them become overtaken by their foes of freedom.

Our country is faced with several dreadful enemies or foes of freedom today. Most think of social issues like alcohol, drugs, etc. when they think of enemies of the state. True, one out of every two homes is affected by the problem of alcohol but I’m talking about other foes of freedom.

Drug addiction is definitely a problem in our society. Drugs are found in every grade-school today. The degradation of our homes is astounding. Premarital sex, homosexuality, rebellion, corrupt government, and uncontrollable economy, are all on everyone’s list of public enemies. They are definite foes of freedom.

But I want to discuss the root of all of these giant enemies and problems facing America and true Freedom. What are our real foes of freedom in the spiritual realm?

I. Emancipation is one of our Foes of Freedom (Worldly Freedom)

  • Emancipation Defined. The definition of emancipation is being set free from servitude, bondage, or restraint. It means to gain one’s freedom.
  • Emancipation’s Source. Society is looking for freedom in the wrong places. The American public cries out for freedom. In fact, wars have been fought and are being fought to give us our freedom. Lives have been given for the freedom of the American citizen. But freedom cannot be found in the halls of the Supreme Court. Freedom cannot be found in the White House. The Department of the Interior cannot guarantee freedom. Freedom comes from only one source. Any other so-called source of freedom is really one of our foes of freedom.John 8:31-32
    John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
    John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
  • .1. John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, the life.” The Truth makes one free. A person that is in bondage or a slave to sin can become free only when he knows and follows the truth.
  • 2. Truth is the deliverance from sin, the atonement for sin. The truth about drugs will make one free if he will accept the truth. The truth about alcohol will make one free if he will accept the truth. The truth will make one free from sin.
  • 3. Too many people are satisfied with only half the truth, but where do you stand if the half you get is the wrong half?
  • Emancipation Misunderstood. Secular society today thinks freedom authorizes anything. But freedom bears with it responsibility.
  • 1. Freedom does not grant the total release of morals and sanity.
  • 2. Freedom has guidelines. A running back in football who breaks free at the line of scrimmage must still run within the boundaries on the field, or that freedom ceases to function as freedom…he is out of bounds and can’t continue.
  • Emancipation Misused.
  • 1. The liberal element has destroyed the true meaning of freedom. Three or four decades ago we saw the many rises and cry, “Freedom, freedom, we want freedom.” In the ’20s and 30’s the cry was, “Bring on the Booze.” In the ’40s and ’50s (the rise of the great labor unions) the cry was, “Blast the Boss.” In the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s, it changed to “Butcher the Babies.” In the ’90s and 00’s we hear the cry, “Bury the Bible.”
  • 2. The purpose of the liberals is to try to “Blot out the Babe of Bethlehem.” He is the only real source of freedom and cries for this kind of freedom is really one of our foes of freedom.
  • 3. The problem with this group is they need to be “Bathed in the Blood of the Lamb.” This group of Anti-Americans is not wanting freedom or seeking real freedom. They are not wanting freedom from bondage or slavery…they want the approval of sin. But freedom from any other source than Jesus brings bondage and slavery, and that is an enemy. Anything that takes prisoners or causes bondage must be an enemy of that society, a foe of freedom…real freedom anyway.

II. Excitation is one of our Foes of Freedom (Worldly Fun)

Our nation is an excitement-oriented society and with each generation the level of excitement intensifies. When I was growing up, teens were satisfied to get together at a friend’s house and play “Monopoly” or “Checkers” or have a backyard basketball game. Very few had cars and very few had money. We walked or rode our bicycles.

Then came the television and folks would sit around every evening and watch such mind-tingling shows as “Our Miss Brooks” and “Father Knows Best.” Then of course that great educational telecast of “Mickey Mouse” came along. But the next generation brought the need for more excitement and then more and more and more.

  • Excitement is an outward extension of the flesh. A person that is under the control of his body, his flesh or self, seeks excitement. Excitement comes from the world. The Spirit-controlled person has joy. Excitement brings on habits and slavery to them. Excitement intensifies and never satisfies. Joy deepens and brings peace. Excitement, when finished, brings boredom. Joy brings contentment. Excitement is a never-ending process. Joy is complete within itself.
  • Excitement addiction reveals a person. A person that has to have excitement constantly is either a saved person controlled by the flesh or unsaved. Excitement is an over-expressed desire and one of the foes of freedom.
  • 1. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of your heart.” If you will stop your excitement quest long enough and turn to the Lord, He will fulfill your longing and your emptiness.
  • 2. Psalm 107:9, “For He satisfieth the longing soul.” That void in your life can be met. You don’t need all the excitement from the world because Jesus will satisfy you.

III. Exaggeration is one of our Foes of Freedom (Worldly Fantasy)

Everything we do today is in exaggeration. We exaggerate just about everything. You hear about the mother speaking to her son one day when he just told her some exaggerated story, “Billy, I’ve told you ten million times not to exaggerate.

  • We Exaggerate the Physical. The physical will be destroyed one day. But that doesn’t keep them from building more and more physical fitness centers. Nearly everyone belongs to a spa because we exaggerate the physical. I’m not against eating right and staying in shape but don’t let it be your god. Paul instructed in 1 Timothy 4:7-8, “For bodily exercise profiteth little…” What Paul is saying is “Physical exercise only lasts for a little while but as he explains later “Godliness is profitable unto all things…” Rather exercise yourself spiritually unto godliness. America has exaggerated the physical so much until nearly every human is in love with themselves. Many spend more time to and from the spa (and to and from the mirror) than all spiritual involvement combined. No wonder America is in trouble. The body is corruptible and will return to dust. The Spirit lasts forever. Why not exercise the eternal more than the physical?
  • We Exaggerate Pleasure. Do you know what the general conversation is now? “What are we going to do for kicks?” “There’s nothing to do around here anymore.” It has been exaggerated so much until this generation has very little incentive to work. That’s one of our foes of freedom. The digital age has all but consumed the total time of the American youth. More money is spent by our teens on video games and computers than on evangelism and missions. And that’s an exaggeration. 1 Corinthians 6:12, “All things are lawful unto me…but I will not be brought under the power of any.”
  • We Exaggerate Peace. The American public has forgotten there is no peace without sacrifice or war. I’m not a war-monger. I would rather our boys and girls come home and not put their lives in danger. But peace brings with it a price. And the best way to maintain peace is with a strong defense system. A little guy is not going to pick a fight with a giant of a man. No, he will try to talk peace and settle without conflict. America has allowed our greatest asset of peace to escape us. Our defense against the attack of an aggressor will ensure peace. Our talk not backed up with strength is viewed as weakness.

IV. Experimentation is one of our Foes of Freedom (Worldly Fads)

Everything evil or questionable today has posted beside it a test sample. I read about a “wet paint” sign one time right beside it was a small panel that read, “Use this as a test sample.” In other words, if you have to touch the wet paint to prove it is wet paint do it here.

God says, “Thou shalt not.” We say where is the test sample? Let’s see if it is really like God said it is. The last several generations have challenged God. There was a time when if a generation stumped its toe the former generation could come in and pick up the casualties and salvage most of the remaining generation. But now the older generations are in as bad shape as the younger ones.

We have experimented with everything from abolishing marriage to legalizing murder and drugs immoral behavior. We have experimented with sin to the ultimate. That is one of our foes of freedom. There are some things that cannot be experimented with.

  • We must accept Love without Experimentation. Love never needs testing. An experiment block or panel with love chokes the seed by which love grows. Love is not tested before marriage.
  • We must accept the Bible without Experimentation. You can’t take God’s Word and experiment with it because experimentation with the Bible will cause doubt and criticism of the truth. Experimentation is for the satisfaction of the flesh. It eliminates faith. Cultists are the result of Bible experimentation. The American public says, “We believe the Bible but to be sure let’s test it first. Then if it passes the test, we will accept it.” God says accept it first. That’s faith.
  • We must accept the Savior without Experimentation.
  • 1.  John 8:24 “…for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” You better not experiment with that.
  • 2. If you experiment with “ye shall die in your sins” you will wind up in hell.

 The sad thing about this whole message is that there are some of our own fighting forces lined up with the enemy and are actually foes of freedom themselves. They are on the wrong side of the fence because they are more interested in fleshly emancipation, excitation, exaggeration, and experimentation than in real spiritual freedom.

We need to get on the right side and line up with Jesus.DON’T be afraid to stand up for what’s right and Godly, if you are saved but you have been way off somewhere out there not being used by God, then come home today, get back in the fight. Our country needs you … God wants you in His army … HE WILL PREVAIL!

If you are unsaved you need to come and repent and receive and believe Christ as your Savior today before it is too late. Come to Jesus.

We, here at “On the Road for Christ” are always available to help you in any way we can. All of our contact information is at the top of our home page. We are back on the road and would be blessed to come and minister at any upcoming event you may be having. Contact us, let us pray for your needs. We truly love ya all in the Lord and until next time stay safe and may the Lord Bless your lives!

 

My prayer for you: 

Father, I ask your forgiveness for our sins and I pray each person reading this includes themselves in this request. 

Lord, give each one of us boldness to proclaim your righteousness and the strength to stand against our enemies. Reveal those that would come against your word and open the blinded eyes and the closed ears so these deceivers will get their just punishment.

Father, we need a miracle, our country needs you. I pray for a great revival in our land and our people to return to the Godly nation we once were. 

We ask for mercy, we ask for your grace … in the precious name of Jesus we pray,

AMEN