US Marine Corps – Semper Fi

I Read this story today, and felt myself tear up, so I am sharing it with you:
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A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.

“Your son is here,” she said to the old man.

She had to repeat the words several times before the patient’s eyes opened.
Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man’s limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.

The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed.All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lit ward, holding the old man’s hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.

He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital – the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.

Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.

Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.

Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.

“Who was that man?” he asked.

The nurse was startled, “He was your father,” she answered.
“No, he wasn’t,” the Marine replied. “I never saw him before in my life.”

“Then why didn’t you say something when I took you to him?”
“I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his
son just wasn’t here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed.”

I came here tonight to find a Mr. William Grey. His Son was Killed in Iraq today, and I was sent to inform him. What was this Gentleman’s Name?
The Nurse with Tears in
Her Eyes Answered,
Mr. William Grey………….

AOMMinistries Banquet Nov 28th

AOMMinistries Missions Banquet

Chris and Karen Walsh

Tel: 918 269 – 5350


Missions Banquet –

When: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 – 6-8PM

 Where: China King, 71st and Riverside. Tulsa, Ok

Why: To share the vision, testimony, and on-going mission of AOMMinistries

Cost: Free! Dinner is provided. A freewill offering will be taken.


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I Still love Israel! Grateful for USA!

I Love Israel, and Jerusalem, the City of God!

I wrote this way back in 2013, but I still love Israel after having spent the summer there this year.

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“Typed in the word, Jerusalem in On-line Bible today. Phew, sure received a download from heaven, as I read the almost 800 verses with the word Jerusalem in it. God is going to honor His covenant with Jerusalem, it’s His hometown…
1Ki_11:13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake which I have chosen.
1Ki_11:36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
1Ki_15:4 Nevertheless for David’s sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:
1Ch_23:25 For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:

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Ezr_7:19 The vessels also that are given thee for the service of the house of thy God, those deliver thou before the God of Jerusalem.
Ezr_7:27 Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which hath put such a thing as this in the king’s heart, to beautify the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem:
Psa_135:21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
Isa_62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
Isa_62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Jer_3:17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.
Jer_17:25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever.
Eze_5:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.
Mic_4:8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
Mat_5:35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
Luk_24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

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Joe_3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
Mic_4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Psa_122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

Well, last night, I fell in love with Israel all over again, with the cry of my heart singing: ‘next year in Jerusalem!’ I have not yet been there, and I long to walk the land, where Jesus walked, and have fallen in love with the Jewish people, all over again. Yes, our church hosts, ‘A Night to Honor Israel’ only once a year, in conjunction with the Jewish community here in Tulsa, but my love for the land of Israel, its people, and more importantly, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, grows more passionate each year, as I learn of Him through His Word. If someone out there wants to bless my house, send me to Israel!

Well, now I have been there! Spent almost 4 weeks there this summer. I still love Israel, but after seeing the face of Hamas and radical Islam, we literally knelt down in Chicago at the airport, and thanked God for the United States of America, and the freedom we enjoy here.

Let’s pray:
‘Father, I pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and Your blessing on Israel, again, today, as I do every day. I am grateful that You love me as I love Your people and the land, and that You bless me according to Your Word, that I prosper, simply because I bless Israel, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Thank you Lord Jesus for this privilege, Amen!”

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Garden Tomb family

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Mix it with FAITH!

Mix it with Faith!

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Heb 4: 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
I am a Rhema graduate, taught by Kenneth E. Hagin himself in our classes, (with many other tremendously anointed and appointed instructors at his side). He made the following statement in his ‘Faith, Bible Study Guide’

“Mental Assent vs. Heart Faith
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For example, many people see what God’s Word says and they agree mentally that
God’s Word is true. But they are just agreeing with their minds. But mental agreement
with the Word is not what gets the job done. It is heart faith that receives from God.

That is why the Bible says, “For with the HEART man BELIEVETH…” (Rom. 10:10).
Jesus talked about believing with the heart in Mark 11:23.

MARK 11:23
23 … whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast
into the sea; and shall not doubt in his HEART, but shall believe [in his heart] that
those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he

In this information, high tech, intensely Media rich culture that we live in, I find this dynamic to be true. Seems as if we have volumes of knowledge blasting our senses daily, with thousands of television, radio, and internet Media outlets vying for our attention. As we hear and read the news articles and advertisement that would seek to bombard our senses, when quiet, solid, eternal truth is presented, it is often treated the same way as this barrage of Media. Yes, we see and hear it. We even understand it mentally in most cases, but truthfully, we do not actually believe it, because if we did, we would speak and act differently!

2Co 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
faith speaks

The first, and primary action of faith, is to speak, according to these verses. When we actually believe a promise from the word of God, we will speak it, either privately, in secret prayer before the Lord, or publically, when it is appropriate, before people.
This ‘mental assent’, where we mentally agree with the Word of God, but do not speak and act in accordance with what it promises, is an enemy of faith, of God, and of you. You can go through your whole life, exposed to the glorious promises of God, designed to produce for you a life of blessing, love, joy, victory, peace and prosperity, and never actually experience these practically, because of this one enemy: mental assent.

So, how do we combat it?

I quote and excerpt from my newest book, (…/…/ref=sr_1_1…) in the chapter: Seven Things Confession of the Word of God will Do”

“I have learned a thing over the years, it is this: When faith cometh, you knoweth! Suddenly boldness comes upon your life, and authority, anointing and blessing explodes within you.

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Yet, I have also learned this: that there is the confession of faith, and a confession unto faith!
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Let’s say that there is a promise or area in the Word of God that appears too good to be true, and that is not happening in your life. You can take promises from the Word of God in that area, and deliberately confess them before the throne of grace, and Holy Spirit will hear your voice, and write these upon the tablets of your heart, so that faith cometh.

Heb 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

Heb 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

We can take the promises of God, and lovingly recite them before Jesus:

Ps 45:1 ¶ «To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.» My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

When we do, our tongue, our words, become a pen, writing HIStory, His eternal will, on the parchment of time. Holy Spirit then has something to work with. Our words, echoing God’s Word, cause two things to happen:

1. He changes us. Holy Spirit writing His Words upon the fleshly tablets of our hearts.
2. He changes History, as He manifests His Word in the earth, in our generation, creating an eternal testimony from our lives, as He performs His Word on our behalf. He is so merciful, kind, and loving…

We speak, and faith cometh, and when faith comes, promises become testimonies, and problems go…
Today, I want you to pick one thing, to pray and believe God for that thing, supernaturally. Maybe it is something as simple as a new pair of socks. Make it practical, measurable, and demonstrable. Quietly, ask the Father for it, in Jesus name. Choose to believe you receive it, and then thank Him, continually, out loud, every time you think about that prayer request, until it happens.
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Then, testify of His faithfulness! Finally, then ask Him for something greater…and keep at it, until your faith is developed enough, to change the nations…

Mustard seeds are very tiny, but they change big things..
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Let’s Pray:
‘Father, show me where I am really at, in my heart’s actual belief in Your Word. Show me, what specifically I need to be asking from You today, and give me ‘special faith’ to believe for it, never letting go of what I believe, until You do what You show me You will do, today. Then, develop me in larger projects, until I fully become the nation shaker, and history maker You need me to be in Your kingdom, in this, my generation, for Your Name and glory’s sake I pray Lord Jesus, Amen!

Leadership Breakfast in Tulsa – Israel

rabbi moshe
This Wednesday, Rabbi Moshe Rothchild from Israel will be with us. That is the rabbi that hosted our family for Shabbat, and treated us like royalty while we were there. I would be honored if you could join us. He will be speaking about his ‘Real Israel’ tour, that cuts through the touristic part of a visit to Israel, and takes visitors to the holy sites in the land.

He is an orthodox Jew, who recognizes the strong friendship God has developed between evangelical Christians and the nation of Israel. (Of course! I say, my Jesus is Jewish!)

We are meeting at La Madeline, 8115 S Olympia Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74132.

It is just S of 81st beside Tulsa Hills mall in Jenks, in a small mall beside Aldi’s called ‘The Walk at Tulsa Hills’

It will be our regular meeting time of 7:30AM-8:30AM

Keep Smiling!

Jesus is Lord!


If you need more information, call me on my cell, 918 269 5350.


Abraham Alone…

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Abraham Alone! (It’s a process!)

As I meditate and pray this morning, I find something I wrote some time ago, and since it encourages me, I thought I would share it with you…
Heb 6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

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Isa 51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

I heard pastor Caleb Wehrli, preach a message at Victory, entitled ‘Expectation’. He really encapsulated the faith message brilliantly, and in today’s reading, I see again some of the verses that he chose for his message. In honor of ‘the flying V’, I am deliberately going to piggy back on what he preached, because it was excellent.
Let me ask you a couple of questions:
1. Who are you following?
2. What does your daily schedule look like?
3. How is your attitude, as you are walking out what you have believed God for?
4. What is your personal vision for life and ministry?
5. How are you preparing yourself for what you believe God has called you to do?

Let’s consider these questions, in order, but not great detail, (or I would have to write a book, not a daily devo!)

1. Heb 6:12 ‘but followers of them’. Who are we following? In this life, we associate ourselves with people, sometimes willingly, other times, unknowingly. It is good to weigh your relationships in light of the call of God: 1Co 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
The word ‘communications’ used here, simply means, relationships. To fully obey God, you will need to cultivate godly relationships, with equals, mentors, successful people, of ‘like-precious faith’, Remember the ‘Reason, Season, and Lifetime people:’ I have decided to make Jesus, the Lord of my relationships, placing Him fully in charge. Here is a prayer I pray daily, over my relationships based on these two verses of Scripture.

2Pe 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

People of ‘like precious faith’, responsibility, integrity, and honor, are those people I want to spend the majority of my time with, whether in person, or here, on Facebook.

2Th 3:2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

The apostle Paul said this, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and it helps me! Not everyone can be your friend, nor should you be spending time with. I heard it said, ‘I started praying that God deliver me from my enemies, and started losing friends….’ Sometimes the people closest to you, are the greatest hindrance to the call of God upon your life…

My response to these verses is this: ‘Father, please bring into my life, people of honor, of excellence, integrity, and of ‘like-precious’ faith’, and may I be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: that have not faith. Come Lord Jesus, into my life, and rule and reign in my relationships, Amen’

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2. Heb 6:12 ‘That ye be not slothful’: The secret to success is in our daily schedule. We are not legalistic, rather, focused visionaries, deliberately planning our work and working our plan, giving ‘God room’ in our day, for Holy Spirit interruptions as we run our race of love before Him. Two books that have really impacted me are ‘The Compound Effect’ by Darren Hardy, and ‘The Slight Edge’ by Jeff Olson. Tremendous tools, to help us develop effective goals and schedules to help up get on track and to stay there.
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Pr 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Live, each day, like a clean slate! Yesterday is gone, with it’s successes, failures, lessons, and tomorrow has not come yet. Take what we have learned, and apply it today! Seize the day, and shake the nations with it, in faith! His name is ‘I AM’ and NOW faith is. As my pastor Billy Joe used to say, each morning when I wake up, I discover a fresh supply of 24 precious little boxes, called ‘hours of time’. I must use each of these for the glory of God!

3. Heb 6:12 ‘ through faith and patience inherit the promises.’ 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
Attitude determines altitude! How high and fast we fly, is determined by lift and thrust in an airplane. Higher altitudes, generally produce faster speeds. Positionally, we can go no higher than we already are, for we have been seated with Jesus in heavenly places, the basis of our authority. Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Yet, I have learned, that the secret to success is in the process. All that college truly taught me, is the ability to continue to learn, grow, research, think…I will be a student for life. I will never ‘arrive’ at my finished place in Jesus, for God is infinite, and I must continue to grow, daily. Once I realized this, I determined to begin to read, on purpose, two books per week, seeking the Holy Spirit for direction as to what I needed to learn or review each week. (Jim Stovell, though blind, listens to a book, every day!) As my responsibility levels in life have grown, I have had to grow, and I continue to grow, daily. I heard one minister on staff quoted as saying in a staff meeting: ‘You gotta grow, or you gotta go!’ (Rod Baker at Victory Christian Center)

Gal 4:1 ¶ Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
There are appointed times by our father, that he sees and is preparing us for. Along the way, He will send instructors into our lives, and authority structures and leaders to keep us on the straight and narrow way of life.

4. What is your personal vision, from God, for your life? Discovering the life you are born to live, is critical, for in it is life, love, joy, purpose, passion, prosperity. This comes from heaven, and is worthy of our full concentration, and diligent search, through prayer, fasting, and study of the Word of God. This is the reason you and I were created, and there are many wide paths of distraction, that can cause your life to go off course, and do little, of consequence, in light of eternity. Serving Jesus, whether in ministry, academics, business, the medical profession, government, education, the arts, through some good service to humanity, is the only thing we should be concerned about. Either He is Lord of all of our lives, or He is not. There is a straight and a narrow way for each of us to follow, and we need to be about the masters business, every day.
5. How are you preparing yourself for what you believe God has called you to do?
Isa 51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

God called Abraham, alone. Though the call upon him was worked out among people, Abraham had an individual vision, specific to his life. So do you! You are a unique, precious, designer original. I heard a professional athlete say, after winning some trophy: ‘What I have, is a gift from God. What I give back to Him, is my gift to Him’. You were created to thrive, not merely survive, to be a solution, an answer, to the problems and heartbreaks that this world is full of. You can make an incredible difference for good, you can be the game changer this world needs, to turn the tide of destruction, back to God and His redemptive recreation of the earth.

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Let’s Pray:
‘Father, I look to you today, and I believe that You are doing great things in my life, today! Thank you that ‘Surely blessing I will bless me, and multiplying You will multiply me’, today’, according to Your promises, for I determine to serve You today Lord Jesus, with every minute of this day, Amen!’

Pastor, Come to Israel!

Hi Pastor,
This is a note I wrote to my friends from Israel:

Western Wall family

Greetings from Jerusalem,

Last night, I had the privilege of attending synagogue at the invitation of rabbi Moshe Rothchild for Shabbat, and then Shabbat meal with his family.

Rabbi Moshe is an orthodox Jew, and is involved with Christians United For Israel, and serves as a tour guide to show Christians the real Israel.

For those who have been here in the land, you must come. The Bible will come alive here in a way that I did not know was possible.

We came in following the voice of the Lord, and it has been very difficult, as we did not know our way around, and things here are VERY expensive.

What Rabbi is offering to do for 15 people, who are senior pastors and spouses, is to host you here, for free:

All you need to do is get here.
Rabbi went to Washington CUFI. He spoke at Victory in Feb, and is doing a beautiful work in building relationships between the Jewish and Christian communities.

I have learned there are many ways to navigate airfare, with frequent flyer miles, or with people that have accumulated free tickets from working for airlines. Pray, and ask God for a way, and He will do it.

This is an incredible opportunity in November.

Rabbi is scheduled to speak here in Tulsa Sept 12 or 13th, if you would like to meet him.

I would strongly encourage you to come!

Keep Smiling!

Jesus is Lord!

Chris Walsh
Here is rabbi’s emails:

Pastor Trip Nov 2017 Itinerary.pdf