October 20, 2009

Encouraging Words 10/20/09-BCF Praise Report

"Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. All those who heard him were astonished and asked, "Isn't he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn't he come here to take them prisoners to the chief priests?" Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ.
Acts 9:19-22

Greetings BCF Family & Friends!

THIS HAS BEEN A SEASON OF TRANSITION, A SEASON OF TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE! God is shifting the entire world and the stage is now set for the great epic endtime unfolding that will ultimately REVEAL JESUS CHRIST as King of kings and Lord of lords! Like King David, he was anointed at a very young age to be king of Israel, but it took many years and many transformations and transitions in his life before he was ready to emerge out of the cave and BE all that God had made him to be! And so it is with you and I, and so it has been with this GLBTS Christian Movement, and so it is with the true Church of Jesus Christ! God has had a lot of molding, shaping, chiseling, and refining of our hearts, our minds, our CHARACTER before we were ready to walk in the kind of anointing and power that He intends for the Saints in this hour.

The text above shows the same kind of transition and transformation that the Apostle Paul went through. Here was a HARD AGAINST THE FAITH man, Saul- ready to vehemently destroy God's people when he has a sudden encounter with the risen Christ and the impact of that encounter with Jesus CHANGED EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM! Notice the text says that he "grew MORE powerful". Wow! As difficult as the changes were to go through, ultimately he became more FULL of the anointing and wisdom, so that he became the Apostle sent to the gentiles and was used by God to transform continents of people! I believe this is the kind of relationship encounter Jesus has for you and I!! If you have never had such an experience with the Lord Jesus- then ASK Him to reveal Himself to you, believe Him, and seek Him with all of your heart! God is transitioning US to walk in greater anointing power than we have ever known! Believe it!

Worship service was just wonderful yesterday, and Brother Jim Johnson delivered the message on God's transitioning us from ordinary to extraordinary men and women of God! What a timely message for us all, especially with all of the ministry opportunities that we all are given throughout our day that can make a transforming difference for others! Let your light shine before all people so that they can SEE Christ and find Him through you!

We are only three weeks away from our Fall Renewal/Outpouring. The anticipation is thick and we are ready! Please continue to pray for our congregation as we step up and serve. GRACE, GRACE and MORE GRACE! LOVE, LOVE and MORE LOVE! We also covet your prayers for all of the ministers and Five-fold leadership who are coming to impart to everyone. Pray for everyone's finances to abound and God's gracious provision to manifest for all those who are sacrificing and sowing to come.

Have a wonderful week and stay close to the Lord DAILY, minute by minute, hour by hour! The steps of a righteous man/woman are ordered of God and He is leading us into paths of righteousness for His name's sake!

You are LOVED, you are ANOINTED of God, you CAN DO ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens you!

In Christ's faithful love and SHALOM-with nothing missing and nothing broken in your life!

Ap Dale

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