Once again terror has struck the United States. A crazed gunman has opened fire on innocent citizens, killing many! In reading some reports from yesterdays mass shooting, the liberal media is up to their old tricks, asking questions like, "Where did the gun come from?" Of course they will raise the cry for more gun control as everyone who believes their dribble understand that, "Guns kill people!" In one of the most heavily gun controlled states in America we once again see loud and clear that guns do not kill people, evil people kill people. In Binghamton, as in the entire State of New York, it is impossible for a law abiding citizen to legally protect themselves from someone who refuses to obey all laws!
However there is deeper issue at stake here. That is the role of the Church! Corinne and I know the Church in Binghamton, NY pretty good. We have ministered in Binghamton and neighboring Johnson City for years, and we have hundreds of friends there. Just last Fall we were spreading the Kingdom of God in both towns, and spend an entire week ministering in a common gathering of the Greater Church of Binghamton, Saints who gathered, outside their own church walls, so that the Gospel would go forth and change the lives of their region. God moved and again, we made many friends!
So when I heard that this tragic event happened in one of "My Towns" I got rather upset. What do we do? Many within the Church of Greater Binghamton may be stunned by yesterday's events! I'd like to suggest that being stunned would be rather normal in the light of such a horrible event taking place in one's hometown. However, I'd also like to suggest that the Church of Greater Binghamton not waste too much time in trying to figure "things" out! I'd like to suggest that it's time to really get serious now! It's time to attack the enemy as hard as you can! It's time to advance the Kingdom of God like never before! It's time to press in, to take your ministries to the "next level," whatever that level may be! To the Church of Greater Binghamton, I urge you to go on the attack like never before! I really urge you to go after signs, wonders and miracles! Begin now, to put away your nice, low key programs in reaching your community and become militant in your approach to taking your City for Christ. Heal the sick, cast out devils, raise the dead then preach the Gospel to the poor, that's the model Jesus taught us in Luke 10. It worked 2000 years ago, and it will work today!
To the Church of Greater Binghamton, if you don't have the baptism in the Holy Spirit yet, it's now time to get it! Get filled to capacity, then get immersed in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. It's time for the Gifts of the Spirit to be released in your midst like never before! If you don't speak in tongues, it's time to begin! The time of fighting over if speaking in tongues is for today or not has long gone by! The Gifts are yours to use in taking your Town for Jesus! All of the Gifts of the Spirit, not just the ones you feel comfortable with are yours to use! So use them!
Man... is it time to advance the Kingdom of God! Wow! After all, "It's the Spring of the year when kings normally go to war!" Don't be like David and stay home from the war! Only sin awaits you there!
Hey Steve, Tammy, Barry and the Gang, you are all in our prayers! We know that true Kingdom Revival is on the way!
Larry the Revivalist!
My web site: www.larrysilverman.com