What a joy it was to have the opportunity to preach in (7) seven states (5,000+ road miles) during our last major road trip which included most of September and October. It sure was good to be in our home church and hear our pastor, Bro. Dave Delaney. He is one of a couple dozen young preachers we have had the opportunity to serve with that are committed to the fundamentals of the faith, the King James Bible, the local church and soul winning. I am truly excited about the future of our movement. God is sharpening some new instruments that will be used to accomplish great things for His glory if he delays His return. The future is as bright as the promises of God.
Wylie Texas – Lighthouse Baptist Church – Pastor Dr. James Rasbeary
Upon leaving the greater Atlanta area we headed to Wylie, Texas a city just outside of Dallas. God gave us a wonderful revival meeting with full altars nightly. I found Bro. Rasbeary to be a genuine Christian that has built a solid foundation for a growing soul winning church. Nancy and I fell in love with the Rasbeary family. They are doing a great job of rearing their children. Bro. Rasbeary has a balanced ministry. He planted the church 12 years ago. While I was there he arranged for me to speak at two area Bible colleges. One morning we spent time investigating the ministry of J. Frank Norris. It was enlightening and motivating. I am looking forward to being with them again September 16-18, 2013. Bro. Rasbeary is a prolific writer. I suggest you check his web site for information.
Orlando Florida – Orlando Baptist Temple – Pastor Dr. Russell Riggs
When we left Wylie, Texas we were bound for a return trip to Orlando, Florida. What a tremendous time we had with Bro. Riggs and family. Another tremendous work going forward for Christ. Located in an inner city type of area I felt very much at home. God gave us good results at the invitation time. The fellowship and commitment of the church is amazing. Bro. Riggs has taken a very difficult situation by most peoples standards and turned it into a great opportunity. A mark of the churches love and confidence for their pastor was demonstrated in their presenting him with a beautiful new truck. Bro. Riggs is also principle of their Christian day school and leads many other ministries. When in the Orlando area check them out.
Southaven Mississippi – Clearview Baptist – Pastor Cory Knepshield
From Orlando we headed North to Southaven, Mississippi to be with Pastor Cory Knepshield and the fine folks at Clearview Baptist Church. We have been truly blessed in the revivals we have conducted this year in that in every case the pastors family has been 1st class. Bro. Knepshield’s family is no exception. I love it when the pastors have strong family values. God has blessed the church with great facilities and Bro. Knepshield has been developing numerous ministries. There is a genuine burden for the lost and a desire to reach their community for Christ. As a small town that is part of the greater Memphis metro area the church under Bro. Knepshield’s capable leadership has an opportunity to get the Gospel to thousands.
CONCLUSION – Do You Really Want Revival?
I believe the only hope for America is Heaven sent revival. I believe we face Revival or Ruin. The problem seems to be that most of God’s people would like to see revival but are not willing to pay the personal price to have revival. Will you join me in praying for revival and then give your self anew to God. A revived Christian will be a Christian with a passion for souls. Our nation has become one of the largest most needy and extremely wicked nations on the planet. Bible revival is our only hope. We can’t sit idly by and pray for the rapture. We must “watch and pray”… “run with patience” but run… “work for the night is coming”… Come on fellow Christians. Let’s believe God for the boldness to raise up a nation of Believers that are unashamed to be politically incorrect. Let’s reach out to the lost with the love and compassion of the Saviour. I’m not talking about sympathy. I’m talking about urgency. I’m talking about obedience. I’m talking about our children and grand children. DO YOU REALLY WANT REVIVAL?
I think you have identified the problem: believers want revival, but they are not willing to pay the price themselves. Of course, they are willing for someone else to pay the price. We have the same problem here in Lithuania.