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41 Years!

Greetings from Springfield, Ohio....

To be honest..... I just don't get it!  You heard me...I just don't get it!  I read my Bible and it says:

2 Corinthians 5:17 (New Living Translation)

New Living Translation (NLT)

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.

17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

I became a Christian in 1973.  Prior to that my life was a total mess!  I was close to becoming an alcoholic, my marriage to Corinne was about ready to be blown apart, and I was desperate for Christ, but just didn't know it.

A few days before Thanksgiving, 1973, in a motel room in Jackson, MI, while on a business trip, I gave my heart to Jesus Christ and have never looked back.  One of the first things that occured was that God began to restore our marriage.  Both of us actually began to become "new people" in Christ.

Today, October 29, is our 41st wedding anniversary!   Wow... 41 years!  It seems like just yesterday that two kids came together, each carring pain and woundeness, married and headed to a honeymoon in Niagara Falls, Canada.  What a trip our marriage has been ever since.  However, it wasn't until 1973, our time of salvation, that our marriage actually took on fulfillment!  Our life together has not been easy, even after we came to Christ.  The call of God on us began to take center stage, and that has many stories to tell of it's own.  Over 8 years ago, God once again called and asked us if we would be willing to live and travel full time "on the road," ministering to the Church of America.  Corinne was asked to give up her home, her family, especially her 16 grandchildren (number 17 is on the way....Ashley & Tim) etc., so that we could follow the Lord's leading.  Our life is not easy!  But we are totally happy.  Corinne and I are not only ministry partners, but we're each other's best friends.  We spend more time together than most couples, yet our love and devotion for each other continues to grow.  God has given me a good woman!

Here's a picture of my Bride! 

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So, when I hear of ministers getting divorced, I have to ask, "What's this about?"  I wonder if they are really "new people in Christ?"  When I hear about divorce within the Church, I really get upset!  This shouldn't be!  It's not right!  How can two people, who have become "new people in Christ," not get along and end up in divorce?  Something is very wrong!

If you are currently going through some marital difficulties, I would suggest you get back into the Bible.  Read the entire chapter of I Corinthians 7.  Also, spend some time in prayer.  Maybe God has some answers that you have not yet discovered.  More than anything, enter into a state of forgiveness for your spouse.  Allow God to bring healing into your heart.  Let His River flow through your life!

Corinne and I are looking forward to 50 years!  We want to take a trip together.... what a hoot!  Not that we're not traveling together now!  But we are asking the Lord to provide a trip back to Hawaii, where we were able to go for our 25th anniversary.  Of course, the greatest thing that we could ever see happen would be a spectacular move of God hit the American Church, bringing Kingdom transformation to our Nation!

Lord... how about giving us Kingdom Revival today as an anniversary present!  Amen!

Kingdom blessings,

Larry   

 


Is This Judgment?

Greetings from Mansfield, Ohio.....

We have been on the move!  We arrived back in Ohio Sunday night after a quick one week run into Michigan.  The presence of God was spectacular in our Michigan meetings.  God is so awesome!  We began week #2 of extended meetings back in Mansfield Monday evening, and again....Wow!  We are spending the balance of October in Ohio, going to Tennessee and Alabama in early November, and plan on arriving in Tulsa for Thanksgiving.  We are looking seriously at Texas for December - January and more ministry in the Southeast States for the balance of Winter.  Please keep us in your prayers!  Please pray for more open doors for our ministry!

Larry

Is This Judgment?......

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The news reports are coming fast and furious....Southern California is burning.... New Orleans is flooding... The Southeast States are just about out of water....The Midwest is reaching financial ruin.... Home foreclosures are at an all time record.... and Gasoline prices are raising out of sight! 

Yesterday alone, I read 3 email posts about the judgment of God beginning to descend upon the United States.  How about it, are all of these current events God's judgment?

Sometimes I feel that our nation should be judged by God.  Consider abortion!   How can God continue to favor a Nation that murders it's unborn?  Yet we need to arise beyond our feelings and emotions and begin to see  ONLY one thing... the Word of God.  Is the United States under the judgment hand of God?  What says the Lord?  He says, "For the time has come for judgment and it must begin with God's household.  And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God's Good News?" (I Peter 4:17 NLT)

If the United States is being judged by God, it means that the American Church is also being judged, after all, according to the Word of God, this is where God's judgment must begin.

Historically speaking, prior to every great move of God there were times of great despair.  I recently wrote about the Moravian Revival of 1727. (see blog article below)  Prior to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the people involved were under a great amount of persecution.  Even after they settled on Count Zinzendorf's estate in Germany they were in a state of disunity.  In 1727 the "Suddenlies of God" arrived, revival struck and everything was changed.

Prior to Azusa Street the east coast of Florida was hit by a killer tidal wave, the San Francisco earthquake occurred, and the Nation was in an energy crisis.  Judgment of God?... no a precursor to revival!

I wish to submit to you that all that is currently going on within the United States is not the judgment of God, rather it is His love preparing us for the greatest spiritual renewal to ever hit our Nation!  Revival is on the way!  It must begin in the Church, but soon it will spread to the highways and byways, filling the Land once again with the Glory of the Lord.

Prophetically Corinne and I have been declared "Firebrands."  A recent word over us was that where ever there is dry tinder, we can light a fire.  I trust that you are dry tinder.  If you are, get ready to burn!

Revival is coming to the American Church, followed by the greatest Harvest of souls that has ever taken place!  Get ready, it's coming soon!

Kingdom blessings,

Larry the Revivalist!

my web site: www.larrysilverman.com


The Mad House

Jenny was anxiously pacing the floor.  She had just arrived home from eight hours of work and two hours of commuting time.  During the prior twenty minutes she had quickly served Ryan and Rachel a quick dinner of Mac & Cheese, bread and butter and a glass of milk.  Jenny's pacing was due to the late home coming of her salesman husband, Jason.  Jason's new insurance agent job demanded a very erratic schedule, often bringing him home at odd hours of the evening. 

Jenny's impatience was due to the events that were scheduled at their church that week.  Pastor Sam had invited Larry and Corinne Silverman in for special meetings for the week, and here it was already Thursday night and thus far their busy family hadn't been able to make even one meeting!  Jason and Jenny had spoken over the weekend and made a pledge to themselves that they would try to get to every meeting, as Pastor Sam had said that Larry and Corinne were Revivalists and that they had a heart and passion on seeing God move once again in the American Church.  He also said that there would be a strong personal prophetic flow of ministry during these meetings, and Jenny and Jason acknowledged to each other how spiritually dry they really were.  Normally this couple made a successful effort to attend their church faithfully every Sunday morning, but making any other church functions was becoming exceedling difficult.

In spite of their conversation over the weekend, Jenny and Jason's great plans of attending as many of Larry and Corinne's meetings were completely frustrated.  Monday night was missed due to Jenny's unexpected district manager showing up at the office that day.  He had brought her accounting department to a frenzy as he told the entire staff exactly how dysfunctional they really were.  Jenny drove home late Monday afternoon with a killer headache.  Church was out of the question! 

Then Tuesday.... hummm... what was it?  Oh yes, Jason had a late afternoon sales appointment with a interested potential client.  He and Jenny prayed together about this appointment before he left the house that morning, as the commission from that sale would more than take care of the immediate financial pressure.  It seemed lately that closed sales and commissions thereof, were becoming fewer and fewer as the economic slowdown in their State was making his prospective clients very nervous about spending any new money.  So Tuesday morning came and Jenny and Jason did pray together about closing that deal.  Jenny found this emergency prayer session rather awkward as they no longer found too much time to pray together lately.  The plan was for Jason to get home early enough so the entire family could attend the Silverman's meeting.  Jason pulled into the driveway around 6 p.m. with just enough time to grab a bite to eat and head to the meeting.  However, when He opened the front door, Jenny saw the disappointment and rejection on his face.  The "hot client" turned out to be a "tire kicker."  After a tremendous presentation of a product that Jason aptly demonstrated would work far better and be less expensive for the potential client, Jason was greeted with the words, "I want to think about it!"  Using every sales closing technique that Jason had ever learned, plus some that he had just invented, he could not close that very much needed sale!  There was no going to church Tuesday night!

Jenny's Wednesday lunch was interrupted by a incoming text message on her cell phone.  The "SOS Message" was from Rachael..."Mom.. Coach just called a special volleyball practice.. It's mandatory!"  Over the weekend Jenny and Jason had spoken to Ryan and Rachel and had informed them that they felt that going to these meetings at church and having Larry and Corinne minister to them was most important, so all extra activities would be curtailed for the week as getting closer to God would be more important than Ryan's cross country and Rachael's volleyball.  They would take a week long hiatus from all school extra-curricular activities so that they could get a good impartation of God into their lives.  those plans were placed on hold Wednesday, not just due to Rachael's 911 text message, but also by Ryan's 3:00 P.M phone call to his mom.  Ryan needed a ride to Steve's house as he and his lab partner, Steve, were planning on working on a very important Biology term project that they had to turn in next week.  The project had been assigned 3 weeks earlier, but for some strange reason, it just did't get worked on then.  Jenny became "Taxi Cab Mom" once again!  By the time she walked into the house after all of her shuttle bus work, the time was already 6:50 P.M.  With nothing to eat since lunch Jenny decided that she and Jason would stay home once again and order a pizza.

So here it was  6:30 Thursday evening, Jason still wasn't home.  She couldn't get too upset with him as maybe he was able to get back with his Monday client and finally convince him to sign on the dotted line.  At least that's what Jenny was thinking when suddenly Jason pulled into the drive way.  He made his way to the front door with his laptop in one hand and his briefcase in the other.  As he came through the front door he said, "No church tonight Honey... I've got some very important work to do!"  Jenny's dejected look was soon replaced by a smile as she thought, "Oh well, tonight won't be so bad after all.... "Survivor" is on TV!"

When Sunday came there was a buzz in the air at church from the small group that actually was able to make some of the special meetings.  Pastor Sam seemed refreshed as his ministry calling had been confirmed and God had given him new direction for the ministry.  Several other families seemed to glow like they had been in the prescience of the Lord. 

On the way home from Sunday's service, Jason said to Jenny......"Maybe next time!"

What says the Lord?........

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (New Living Translation)

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishing.

The Dangers of the Last Days
1 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

1 John 2:15-17 (New Living Translation)

15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

Luke 14:16-24 (New Living Translation)

16 Jesus replied with this story: “A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations. 17 When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come, the banquet is ready.’ 18 But they all began making excuses. One said, ‘I have just bought a field and must inspect it. Please excuse me.’ 19 Another said, ‘I have just bought five pairs of oxen, and I want to try them out. Please excuse me.’ 20 Another said, ‘I now have a wife, so I can’t come.’

21 “The servant returned and told his master what they had said. His master was furious and said, ‘Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and invite the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’ 22 After the servant had done this, he reported, ‘There is still room for more.’ 23 So his master said, ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full. 24 For none of those I first invited will get even the smallest taste of my banquet.’”

Matthew 6:33 (New Living Translation)

33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Kingdom blessings ~ Larry the Revivalist!

 


Do You Need a Miracle?

Note from Larry:  Due to the nature of this blog, I'd like to suggest to you that you forward its link (www.larrysilverman.blogs.com)  to everyone you know who has a need that only God can meet. 

Greetings from Mansfield, OH

We arrived here Wednesday afternoon and begin a wonderful week of meetings This Sunday.  Corinne and I are really excited about all that God's doing.  We are sensing that the great Wave of Revival is soon to come to the Church in America.  We're pumped, excited and seeking Him more than ever!

If you have been in any of our meetings, read some of my articles, or have listened to me talk, you are aware of the fact that I feel that it is very important today to speak and teach about past moves of God.  In our travels we find that very few people are aware of past seasons of revival.  We have a generation sitting in our churches that have little knowledge of Wales, Azusa Street, The Hebrides Islands, or of people like Charles Finney, Evan Roberts, Duncan Campbell, etc.  Some critics of the word, "revival" suggest that the word has been watered down, being degraded to mean just some exciting church meetings.  Let's correct that image!

OK... to the title here!  One great segment of American revival history took place in my early years, the 1950's.  Men such as Oral Roberts, Jack Coe, AA Allen, William Branham, etc. traveled "the sawdust trail" going from one glorious meeting to another, healing the sick and leading thousands to Jesus Christ.  Yes, some of these men fell into sin, some into deception, but the fact remains that they all, at one time,  did a great work for God.   

Today, I'm here to encourage you!  I am hear to exhort you to press into Jesus... He's the One who's, "the same yesterday, today and forever!"  Don't give up, bolster your faith, reach out to Him!  To help you in this, I'm including in this blog, some video clip links from some of these great revivalists of the past as they minister to those who are sick.  These  links come from "God's Generals" website (see link below)  There you can see many more video links of great meetings of the past and glean from the wealth of past revival history. 

However, if you are sick today, please view the following links.  Your faith will be increased and your miracle will be released!  I want you to also know that Corinne and I, and members of our on line prayer team,  will be praying for you.  Please send me an email at: nhministry@yahoo.com to be included in our prayers. 

OK.. ready for your faith to be increased?  Here we go, click on the following links.  If for any reason they do not come through properly, please go directly to the "God's Generals" website at: http://www.godsgenerals.com/index.htm

A.A. Allen: 

http://www.godsgenerals.com/vid/allen_004_hi.html

http://www.godsgenerals.com/vid/allen_005_hi.html

Jack Coe:

http://www.godsgenerals.com/vid/coe_005_hi.html

http://www.godsgenerals.com/vid/coe_003_hi.html

William Branham:

http://www.godsgenerals.com/vid/branham_005_hi.html

http://www.godsgenerals.com/vid/branham_004_hi.html

Finally, if you are needing a miracle, let William Branham speak to you.  Click on the following link:

http://www.godsgenerals.com/vid/branham_002_hi.html

Now... in the name of Jesus Christ, you who are sick, stand up and accept your healing!  ... Amen!

Be healed and blessed today!

Larry the Revivalist!

my website: www.larrysilverman.com