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Happy New Year!

To All My Friends....

2007 came with many of you holding out hope for a great year of blessings.  From what I have gathered from many, including many of my blog friends, that 2007 wasn't the year that many were looking for.  Actually we heard of 2007 being a year of disappointments for many.

Well, we go into 2008....a year of new beginnings!

Corinne and I join with you in prayer that this coming New Year will be a great one for you and your pursuit of God. 

Of course my prayer is that this will be the year of the greatest revival of all times being poured out!  Oh... how we need it!

We wish you a very Happy New Year and pray God's blessings on you all!

Larry, Corinne (and Rascal the Budgie)


Wow... One Great Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Luling, Texas....

I awoke this morning at my usual 4:00 a.m.  However, today is different for some reason.  Of course it's Christmas morning, and I am being flooded by our outside icicle lights hanging over the front half of "Pilgrim I", it seems so strange that just a couple of weeks ago "Pilgrim I" was covered by real icicles as a result of the great Oklahoma ice storm!  Yet, it wasn't just the outside Christmas decorations that drew my attention this morning, rather it seems that the inside of "Pilgrim I" is being luminated by the the Glory of God!

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Christmas has always been special to Corinne and I.  I have fun complaining about all of the fixins and doings, etc., and she is always in her glory cooking all of the family traditional treats and goodies.  I keep telling Corinne..."How about saving a loaf of that great apple bread for me to eat instead of giving it all away!"  And she just smiles and keeps on baking, and keeps on giving it all away.  Of course it's not that way any more because we don't have an oven for her to bake in, so like most things during this time of the year, we just put it off to great memories of the past, and chalk it up to following the call of God on our lives.  How we have loved our Christmas Family traditions!  For days now, I've been lamenting over this as our five wonderful children and 16 grand children are over 1000 miles away, and a Christmas phone call will have to appease my contact with them again this year.  I think I've been a little "down" about this for the past few days. 

Then Saturday our friends from San Antonio, Steve and Norma came over and we went to dinner together.  We hadn't seen them since last year when we were in this area, so we had a great time of fellowship.  After dinner Steve asked us, "What are you doing Christmas Eve?" Christmas Eve has always been special to us, with special food and family gathering, etc.  This year we were planning on some of the special food, but no family gathering, so we'd most likely be in bed by 10:00 p.m.!  Norma's family, Mexican, lives on the south side of San Antonio and they all come together at Norma's mother and step dad's home for food and presents.  Steve said that Norma's family is also very hungry for God and would be open for Corinne and I to come and minister to them.  We thought... why not?

As we drove the "Toad" up to the house one of Norma's brothers told us to make sure we lock our car to prevent any "five finger activity" from taking place as their neighborhood isn't the safest around.  We entered a very humble home, filled with smiling people speaking in Spanish.  We were treated to Tamales, rice, beans, a great ham and some roast beef.  The food was awesome, yet it wasn't our traditional Christmas Eve fare.  After the great meal the food was taken up and put away, chairs were brought into a circle, and about 15 or so of Norma's brothers, sisters, children and even some of Norma's grand children gathered to hear about Jesus.  I read the Christmas story from Luke 2 and shared my testimony of salvation and  of my first "born again" Christmas of 1973.  Corinne shared some about God sending Jesus to a stable and the shepherds and kings came to visit Him.  She told of Jesus being the Lamb of God and the King of kings... it was awesome.  I then led the entire family in prayer, asking Jesus to come into our lives.  Later we got to pray healing for Norma's mother and step dad.  Prophetic words flowed over these dear people and like in most of our meetings, the tears began to flow. 

Later the family shared their time of opening presents with us and we were even given a couple of Walmart gift cards!  But the greatest time for me, a wonderful Christmas present, was when we got ready to leave, Norma's Mom and Step Dad sent us off with great big hugs!  They had been in the presence of Jesus and it was awesome to say the least!

Last night I read of a great, world-wide, earth shaking ministry.  I read of their many churches planted and their big pastor's conferences, etc., and I wondered..."Lord are we really doing any good here?"  Feeling sorry for myself on Christmas Eve, because I couldn't be with my family, I asked God, "Lord is what we do really worth it?"  He answered me with two hugs that came from the heart of a couple of elderly Mexican parents, every day people.  He told me, "Yes Son... it is very important!"

So now it is 5:35 a.m.  I got home from San Antonio at Midnight, awoke in the Glory of God at 4:00 and am now reflecting on "One Great Christmas!"  Thank you Father for giving us the great privilege to minister to the small groups, the small churches and to people like Norma's wonderful family!  Thank you Lord for each person who prays for us, for those who donate funds to us, keeping us on the "Highway to Revival!"  Yeppers... it's gonna be "One Great Christmas!"

Later today we share our Christmas dinner with retired Missionary and apostle, soon to be 84 years old, Myron Anderson and his son David.  We will have a blast recalling our trips into Mexico years ago, ministering in a great time of revival.  We'll be calling our Babies and Grand-babies, we'll eat way too much and share Jesus with each other until bed time comes again.

By the way, we are gearing up for our "Highway to Revival Tour, 2008."  I was talking with friend Ron Mc Gatlin the other day (www.openheaven.com) and he gave Corinne and I a word, "Spirit to spirit in 2008."  That is what we are hearing from God... we're pressing in for a much greater Holy Spirit impact not only in our meetings, and in the lives of those we pray and minister to, but even our own personal lives.

Thank you for allowing me to share from my heart this morning.  May God's best be all yours this wonderful Christmas Day!

Kingdom blessings,

Larry the Revivalist!

My web site: www.larrysilverman.com  


My Heart....Christmas/Revival!

Greetings from Luling, Texas...

We arrived here Monday after a long, 12 hour run from Oklahoma.  Bartlesville, OK was 23 degrees at 5:00 A.M., our departure time.  We arrived in Luling and were treated to 70 plus degrees.  What a treat!  For the next couple of weeks, during the Holidays, we're in a semi-vacation mode.  We need it!  Our plans are to stay in Texas for the month of January, so if you are interested in booking us in for meetings please send me an email at: nhministry@yahoo.com.

I often mention to folks that "if you want to know who I am and what I do, check out my webpage (www.larrysilverman.com).  However if you are interested in hearing my heart speak, then the place to go is this blog.  My purpose for this blog is to be open and transparent.  Sometimes I write things that people don't agree with,  I even get an occasiaonal "comment" placed at the bottom of the blog, stating disagreement.   I am totally OK with this.  I do not moderate comments.  My feeling is, if I have the liberity to write and post what I want to, and make it available for you to read it, then you have every right to tell me that you don't agree and even tell me why you don't.  I think this is totally healthy and fair!

Therefore here's some more of my heart exposed to you today....

Christmas... Oh what a subject!  Someone told me the other day, "I hate Santa!"  Of course what was being stated was the materialization of Chrismas, and I fully understand and appreciate that!  However, others say, "We know that Jesus wasn't born on December 25."  Others teach us that we shouldn't have a Christmas tree.  One famous Bible teacher once said that due to the fact that we set our Christmas trees up in a place where everyone can see them, we are actually worshiping the tree!  I don't know about that one... a little off the wall for my way of thinking, yet I fully understand some of our objections to Chrismas... I really do.

However, let me share a short story with you...  I was converted to Christianity in a motel room while on a business trip in Jackson, Michigan.  I can't recall the exact day any longer, however it was just a couple of days prior to Thanksgving Day, 1973.  I came home from that trip telling Corinne, "Something's happened to me!"  We were excited... both of us!  Prior to this we were facing imminent divorce.  We were able to take a trip to Rome a few months before, partly business, partly questioning if we would be able to put our marriage back together.  Believe it or not, God used many of the things I saw in the Vatican musems to speak to me about His true existance.  The days following the Rome trip were full of friction and division between Corinne and I.  My drinking got worse, partly due to the great conviction that God was working in my life.  She became more depressed and suicidal as a result.  Then at very bottom of my valley I had a face to face encounter with Jesus Christ!  In that motel room my life was changed forever!

A short month later came Christmas!  I will never forget that Christmas, my first one since becoming a true new creature in Christ.  Folks... let me tell you it was awesome!  I hope you can understand me when I say that it was almost "magic!" I know that some my not like that word.."magic."  Yet any other word just fails in fully describing what that first, true Christmas was to me.  I recall driving our family to a Christmas Eve midnight church service.  It was a cold night!  On cold Michigan winter nights the snow actually cracks as you walk on it.  That was the snow condition on Christmas Eve 1973!  The way to church was lit by some of the clearest night sky I'd ever seen.  The stars were shining like I had never observed before.  I felt that it was a certanity that I'd actually see the Star of Bethelem shining over our church going car.  No words can describe what I sensed that night.  I am wiping a tear or two now in recollection of that night long ago as I write these words.

However, something happened within a few years time.  I got religion!  Yep, religion began to tell me that Christmas wasn't so good.... maybe we shouldn't really have a Christmas tree, and make sure we don't mention Santa Claus to our kids cause he might really be a demon or something.  Yeppers... good ole Religion, or the spirit thereof soon killed all of the joy of that wonderful Christmas event of 1973...killed it real good!   Now, I'm not even suggesting that if you are real anti-Christmas that you have a religious spirit... hummmm... but then again, maybe you do!!  I might suggest that you really ask the Lord about it!  However, my real point is that due to the workings of the Holy Spirit in my life in 1973, I was truly born again, and I didn't give two rips if Jesus was truly born on December 25 or not.  Our Christmas tree that year was the most beautiful tree that God had ever created. I was excited about God.. You see I was truly revived!

Wouldn't this Christmas be a wonderful time for the Fire of God to fall once again on His Church?  Oh how I need this to happen, how I long for it so bad!  My prayer for you this year, Christmas 2007, is that you will be revived!  That you will once again come to full life in Christ.  That you will go way beyond church attendance, into the fulness of God's purposes for your life, and that all of God's wonderful Kingdom may be fully manifested within you!

Lord let the Fire fall!

And...Merry Chrismas to all!

God bless you all!

Larry the Revivalist


Shake, Rattle & Roll!

Greetings again from Bartlesville, OK...

Yes, we survived the "Mother of All Ice Storms!"  Wowsers!  Oklahoma, along with other near states got clobbered this week with storm after storm, and most of the precipitation came down in the form of ice and lots of it.  News pictures of Tulsa look like those coming from a war zone, with large trees down everywhere!  Then this weekend we are supposed to get 4-6 inches of the "S Word"....S-N-O-W!!   And anyone who is familiar with me is fully aware of the fact that I am allergic to that stuff!  Monday we leave for our Holiday destination of Luling, Texas (About 45 minutes south of Austin), and hopefully some warmer weather.  It's been an interesting venture, trying to maintain warmth in old "Pilgrim I!" (click on pic below of "Pilgrim I" decked out in a coat of ice) Our adventure on "The Highway to Revival" never gets dull.... no never!

Picture_508  My last article , "When Christians are Murdered" was very positively responded to by several of you who emailed private comments.  Actually no one said anything negative.  Who knows what some actually thought about it??  However, I do appreciate the positive response!  It is such a very serious subject, and to be honest, I'm still rather shocked about last weekend's shootings.  There has been a lot of follow up, about the woman security guard, who in my opinion, is a great hero, and the many other ramifications of a very demonic weekend!  Once again, I feel to emphatically sate, don't be surprised by these types of events occurring in the United States!   

I made slight mention of a passage in Hebrews that I feel to look at deeper here. 

Hebrews 12: 23-29, (NLT)

"25 Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven! 26 When God spoke from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he makes another promise: “Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also.” 27 This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain.

28 Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. 29 For our God is a devouring fire."

Please take time today and dwell on the above verses.  Please note that the shaking that seems to be going on is nothing but God preparing us for the fullness of Kingdom life!  Folks... the Church is getting shaken, probably the greatest shaking that's taken place in hundreds of years!   However, something wonderful is about to appear, the "unshakable Kingdom of God!"  This revival of the Kingdom of God will be the greatest event of our lives.  We will be leaving the Gospel of Salvation and being manifested as God's Children within His great Kingdom!   Can anyone say...."Revival!"

Please let your heart dwell on these thoughts today.  Allow the Holy Spirit access into your world, so that His fullness may reach full potential within you! 

I close echoing the wise words of the Hebrew Letter, "For our God is a devouring fire!"

Many blessings,

Larry the Revivalist!

My web site: www.larrysilverman.com                                                                                                                                          


When Christians are Murdered!

Greetings from Icy Bartlesville, OK

We are in the middle of a 2 day (plus) ice storm.  Wow!  Thankfully we leave this area for warmer Texas weather next Monday.

The news this past week has been pretty bad.  Last week we all read of another mall shooting in Omaha, NE, then yesterday morning there were two gun fire attacks on some of our Brothers and Sisters in Colorado.  My heart goes out to the Saints who were murdered by what appears to be very demonic attacks.  Shooting up a church is bad, but what demonic activity it must have taken to kill the students at the Colorado YWAM Base!  Corinne and I join with the millions of our Brethren around the world, in wishing our heart felt condolences and prayers to every family who lost a loved one due to this awful activity!

But what about it.... what's going on?  Why is all of this happening to Christians?  It seems that there is such a "shaking" (see Hebrews 12: 26-29) going on right now within the Church, that many Saints are beginning to get nervous.  To be honest, I'm not very surprised by this demonic activity.  Corinne and I travel full time, often having to travel in and through some pretty scary places.  We feel that it is imperative to be aware of our surroundings.  We try hard to be very observant of things and especially other people, in our immediate surroundings.  When we enter a public place like a mall, Walmart store, or restaurant, we try hard to be very observant of who's around us and to what's going on.  We work on a color code... code green is for when we're in our motor home, feeling pretty safe and secure, code yellow is going out into the public, code orange...this is danger, be aware, and of course code red.. take cover or take action, what ever is needed for the situation! 

Now some may say that this is all fear based, I say that in the times we're living in, we need to know how to take care of ourselves!  We are living in very dangerous times.  Yes, God is in control, but He has also created in His people the means for self defense.  It's time to be aware, fully aware of our surroundings and be ready for anything and everything!

Matthew 24:4-13 (New Living Translation)

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

4 Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, 5 for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. 7 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. 8 But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.

9 “Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers.[a] 10 And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. 11 And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. 12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. (the underline is mine)

I think that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being careful and observant of our surroundings.  We are not sheep being lead to the slaughter, we are kings and queens of the Most High God!  Therefore we are Warriors going forth into battle. 

So... be careful out there!  Of course stay prayed up and walking in the Spirit, but keep your eyes open too!  Thankfully there was an armed security guard at the church in Colorado Springs yesterday who put an end to this demonic attack.  Who knows what would happened if this guard hadn't been ready to act!

You may or may not agree with this article.  But that's OK... I just would like you to begin to think about these things.  You may say... "Larry, not too spiritual a blog today!"  My response is... Oh well!  Stay safe anyway!

Kingdom blessings,

Larry


Small Town Revival

Greetings from Bartlesville, OK

Bartlesville is located just 47 north of Tulsa on Hwy 75.  This small town is famous for oil and a rich Oklahoma western heritage.  We arrived here a few days prior to Thanksgiving and headed back to Tulsa for some meetings there.  However, doors opened again for meetings in Bartlesville and we again moved "Pilgrim I" to this neat, small, Oklahoma town.

We are certain that there is a great move of God in the "brewing stage" in this part of our Nation.  We are certain that Tulsa will soon explode in sweeping Kingdom revival.  However, in all of this...please don't over look Bartlesville (and other surrounding small towns)!

Why is it in America that we always equate largeness with with success?  For instance many would fully understand a large city like Tulsa being earmarked an epicenter of revival.  After all, just look at all of the huge mega churches and ministries located in Tulsa!  Prior to a few months ago I had never heard of Bartlesville!  Yet through several days of ministry here, I'm convinced that this small town is also totally ripe for a great move of God.  Yet some might say, "Can anything good come from Bartlesville?"  I'm sure that people living 2000 years ago may have said the same thing about Bethany.  "Jerusalem is the town with all of the action, the Temple is there," might be the common thread of thought of the day.  Yet when Jesus came to minister He didn't sleep or stay in Jerusalem, he spent his time in Bethany, the home town of Mary, Martha and Lazarus.  He slept in Bethany, it was His place of habitation.  Most today would have thought that Jesus would have rolled out a sleeping bag in the Holy of Holies in Jerusalem!

You know, many of our Nation's small churches are totally revival pregnant!  So are many of our small communities.  God's looking for a people who are willing to cooperate with the Holy Spirit.  I'm thinking that there are a lot of people in small churches, in small communities that are about to light up in the fullness of revival fire!  I think that this is the case for Bartlesville, OK!

Wowsers!  More Lord!

Be blessed,

Larry the Revivalist

my website: http://www.larrysilverman.com