November 02, 2009

Encouraging Words 11/2/09-BCF Praise Report

"Therefore, since we are receiving a Kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming Fire."
Hebrews 12:28-29

Greetings BCF Family & Friends!

What an EXCITING HOUR we are living in! As we witness many Biblical prophecies concerning the last days unfolding in everyday news and world events, as we witness the hardships and injustices, poverty, diseases on the increase, world hunger, and environmental destruction all right before our eyes- WE ARE ALSO SEEING a most beautiful move of the Spirit of God- where love and forgiveness are causing lives to be healed and restored, we are seeing signs and wonders of miracle provision and answers to prayer on a daily basis, and we are seeing the Body of Christ become impassioned and on fire to live for and serve the Most High God, the Lord Jesus Christ! As the darkness gets darker, the Light of the Lord is shining brighter and brighter for all the world to see! What a mighty and loving Heavenly Father! What a powerful and compassionate Savior is our Lord Jesus! And HOW AWESOME the presence and movement of the Holy Spirit is in all of our lives! Praise the Lord!!! If you are feeling dry in the Lord- it's not because God is holding out on you! Maybe YOU need to seek Him more and get some things right in your heart/life so He can breakthrough into your world anew!

We had a wonderful service at BCF yesterday. It was so cool that we had 40 people who joined us live online for our worship service! Praise God- that's why the Lord told us to do the ustreaming- for those who can't get there! We are all pumped up in the Spirit and prepared for our Fall Renewal/Outpouring which begins this week. We had some good altar time yesterday praying and interceding for the Lord to move upon everyone who is coming- and beyond. Please continue to pray for us and ask the Holy Spirit to have His way throughout the weekend. WE WILL BE USTREAMING LIVE all of our services and workshops. I'll include a brief schedule here for you to see, and we'll be sending out reminder emails later this week.

The Holy Spirit spoke to us yesterday about THE KINGDOM OF GOD!
Jesus taught us to pray, "Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth just as it is in Heaven." The Church has been praying that for 2,000 years- and the message yesterday was "The Kingdom IS come!" It's not afar off, it's not somewhere in the sweet by and by- the Kingdom is NOW! There are over 50 references to the Kingdom in the Gospel of Matthew alone- Jesus had a lot to say to us about this subject- and why? BECAUSE WE THE PEOPLE OF THE KINGDOM! He's been teaching us how the Kingdom works/operates, by faith and love; He's been doing deep heart works in all of us to get us to let go of offense, strife, bitterness, resentments and unforgiveness; He's been teaching us to TRUST Him and to let go of our will and agenda in favor of His.....and the hour is now upon us when a sovereign move of God is about to be released into our lives! We were born for such a time as this!

I believe that the Holy Spirit is about to sovereignly impart to all of us- the greater and needed anointing of the Holy Spirit that will empower us all anew with zeal and passion, and the grace to reach and bring in The Harvest!
God knows that we can't do it without more of His anointing- and we've been asking Him, waiting, sometimes getting discouraged at the wait, BUT NOW the time is upon us. It is past time to prepare yourself, it is now time to stand READY to DO what He shows us to do.

The scriptures speak of how the early Christians did not 'love their lives, even unto death.' They were so passionate about living for the Lord and serving in His Kingdom, that they were no longer caught up in the cares of this world- even to the point of death! They weren't even afraid to die because they KNEW where they were going. Do YOU? Are YOU that passionate about your relationship with God? Do you understand and know what is the hope of YOUR calling?? Are you living to build God's Kingdom or YOUR kingdom?? Choose THIS DAY whom you will serve.

The hour of decision is upon us all.

Romans 14:17 says, "The Kingdom of God is NOT about meat or drink, but about RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE (shalom), and JOY in the Holy Spirit!"

I'm praying for you in the Holy Spirit as I write this now, and am asking the Holy Spirit to touch you with the FIRE of God and ignite you with a new passion to know the Lord more and to serve Him until He comes. I've been praying for the Lord to release His holy MANTLES upon His Sons & Daughters so that we may walk in a new grace and a new power than we have ever known before.

If each of us Christians will take His Great Commission serious and determine to do at least one act of love and kindness for someone else every day- we can start winning hearts to Christ by simply how we treat them! Let Jesus shine! Let your love light, your faith in Christ, your Hope for tomorrow be reflected in your attitude, your actions and your words! The Kingdom is COME- NOW! Start living like you are in Heaven already- you'll be amazed at just how much you already really are!!! Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things NOT seen!!!!

God Bless YOU and fill you anew today and every day! We love you and we are praying for each and every one of you and your churches/ministries.
We are one Body, one Church- united in the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Much love and Shalom, with nothing missing and nothing broken in your life!

Ap Dale

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