Personal Update: How time flies! We are currently in Michigan getting in some much needed family time and motor home repairs completed. We begin our next "Journey of America" September 7. We leave Michigan and will be in Ohio, then into Pennsylvania and New York State. We are currently booking meetings for September, October and November. So give us a shout if you feel like the Lord would have us in for meetings with you! email: [email protected] or cell phone: 616.291.9568
And... please keep us in prayer. Corinne and I feel that this next "Journey of America" is probably the most important one we've ever been on!
Thanks ~ Larry
Race to the End (or Beginning)
Hebrews 12:1b, (NLT) "...And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
It seems that much of what is occurring within the ranks of the Body of Christ can be likened to a race. When one races they do so against an opponent. If there were no opponents then there would never be races. It takes at least two people, two horses, two cars, even two frogs to make an event a valid race. Corinne and I have been getting lots of revelation lately about the Kingdom of God being manifested now. A couple of blogs ago I wrote about two opposing comets traveling on collision courses. The comets are actually two kingdoms, one being of this world, the other Gods.
Currently in our own lives and our ministry Corinne and I are experiencing the very same thing. We have these two opposing kingdoms rapidly approaching each other, with God's Kingdom being dominant. Yet the kingdom of this world is not willingly giving up ground. The attitude of the devil goes something like this, "I've been here for a long, long time. I've been in control of the lives of men for eons, and I will refuse to give up ground easily." We are racing against him, he's loosing and knows it, but is trying everything in his power to trip us, to stop us from winning this race and taking complete control of the territory he thought was his.
An evangelist friend of mine in Florida, Roger Webb (www.rogerwebb.org), and I were talking about some of these things this past Saturday morning on the phone. He brought up some awesome points, one being found in I Corinthians 16:9. Here the great apostle, Paul was in Ephesus, in the midst of powerful things happening, and he writes, "There is a wide-open door for a great work here, although many oppose me." Even this great man of God faced opposition as he pushed back the kingdom of darkness. Of course we know that Paul was never stopped, not even by physical beatings. He continue his pressure on hell's kingdom in unrelenting ways.
It seems that today so many are going through such great battles. Almost daily I am in communications with great men and women of God, and just about every one is in the midst of the battles of their lives! What is happening? Hell's kingdom is resisting the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Our enemy is more afraid than he's ever been, since the resurrection of Christ. He is fully aware of the advancing comet... the Kingdom of God. It's about to completely smash him and all that he stands for. But he's not giving ground without a fight.
The end is this....Revelation 11:15, (NLT), "Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven: "The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever." This is the finish line. However even now we are heading in that direction. It's a race to the end, which is actually the beginning of a whole new world. However, we are actually there now. Spiritually we've already arrived! We need to expand our kingdoms now, as we are all "priests and kings." Jesus is the King of kings, and we're the "kings" that He is KING over!
So, no matter what you are currently going through, keep contending, keep fighting. Again I have to say, "....the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people are attacking it."
Blessings ~ Larry
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