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
saith.”
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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;
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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, ( http://www.amazon.com/The-Parable-Sower-Kingd…/…/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…
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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

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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!

Shalom!

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:

http://www.facebook.com/notes/frankie-perezs-mindgym/reason-season-lifetime-poem/10150270924652782?ref=nf’ 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:
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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.
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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.
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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:

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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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzQlBDmWY2SqLWF1c2o5eS02eVk/view?usp=sharing

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:
rabbirothchild@gmail.com
Mosherothechild@gmail.com

Pastor Trip Nov 2017 Itinerary.pdf
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Forgive Future Sins?

Hi WordPress world. I read this article on Guy Dunnicks Facebook page, and messaged him asking his permission to repost it. Enjoy!
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Are All Future Sins Pre-forgiven ?

There are some ministers who teach that all the sins of all believers — past, present, and future sins — are already forgiven. They teach that for Christians, every past sin they have committed, every present sin they are committing, and every future sin they might commit is already forgiven. When we study Scripture, however, it is clear that although all the past sins of believers are forgiven, future sins are not pre-forgiven.

It is absolutely true, of course, that the full measure of Jesus’ blood has already been shed, once and for all, and that He will not “re-suffer” or “re-die” or “re-shed His blood.” The full retainer of the blood that Jesus shed on the cross is available and the completeness of His saving work is capable to meet whatever “forgiveness demands” become present in any believer’s life. That does not mean, however, that all the future sins believers might commit are “pre-forgiven.” Although everything necessary for the forgiveness and cleansing of every sin of every person in every generation and at all places — from Adam and Eve up to the last baby that will ever be born; for both sinners and saints — has been provided through the incredible and super-abundant one time and once for all sacrifice of Jesus Christ in His suffering, in His shedding of blood, and in His death, that does not mean that all the sins of all believers are “pre-forgiven.”

It is true, of course, that believers will be forgiven and cleansed of any sin they commit in the future because the necessary provision for the forgiveness of their sins is already in place. Jesus is the propitiation, not only for the sins of sinners, but also for the sins of believers. The blood of Jesus Christ is effectual to cleanse any sins that any believer may commit [I John 1:7]. But believers’ sins are not forgiven BEFORE they are committed; they are forgiven AFTER they are committed.

We could compare the abundant provision of Jesus’ shed blood which the Father planned and Jesus provided for the forgiveness of all sins of all people — past, present, and future — to a good earthly father who, because of his love for his children and his foresight, made a financial deposit into a bank that was so substantial, it could cover every possible future need that might arise in the lives of any and all of the children he might ever have. All the necessary health insurances and life insurances, and medical aid, and lawyers, and legal aid, and anything else that was necessary or might become necessary could be met by the substantial provision that had been put in place by the father before he even had any children. Any time that any of his children had a crisis or a need, or any time a bill “came due,” a draw could be made from the substantial account at the bank and everything that needed to be covered would be covered in full. Although the provision to cover every bill and pay every debt and meet every need was already put in place long before it was needed, the bills and debts and needs would only be paid when they “came due.”

This is exactly what our heavenly Father did for all His children in the New Covenant. He put in place for all lost sinners who He loved and for all of His children who were already saved the full provision of the saving work of Jesus Christ. Everything that might ever need to be dealt with or payed for in the future, including the sins that believers would commit, could be dealt with and payed for. What God pre-planned and pre-provisioned in the New Covenant to deal with the forgiveness and cleansing of believers’ sins — the provision of the precious and powerful cleansing blood of Jesus — is an account so richly funded that there will never be a “debt” incurred by any sinner’s sin or by any saint’s sin that cannot be immediately “paid in full.” As the apostle John revealed in I John 1:7, in I John 2:1-2, and in several other places in his first epistle, true believers can continue to experience, in the present — in “real time” — the forgiveness and cleansing of any sins they commit. Although the provision for the forgiveness of those sins was put in place long before the Father God had any children, the sins that believers commit are forgiven after they are committed, not before.

Earlier in our study, we learned that when believers walk in the light as God is in the light, “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth [them] from all sin” [I John 1:7]. In this verse, the Greek word katharizei that the English word “cleansing” is translated from is in the third person, present tense, active voice, and indicative mood. We know, then, that the cleansing John was referring to in this verse was neither a past cleansing or a future cleansing, but was an ongoing cleansing; a cleansing that was happening “in the present.” This ongoing cleansing was being accomplished by a “third person” — the blood of Jesus Christ. According to John, the cleansing of believers’ sins by the blood of Jesus is a present, continuous, and ongoing cleansing. It is obvious, then, that believers’ future sins have not been “pre-forgiven.”

In I John 2:1-2, John informed his spiritual children that if they sinned, “we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” John also revealed that believers have had provided for them a propitiation for their sin; the same Jesus Christ. According to John, Jesus is presently believers’ advocate with the Father, pleading their cases before Him if they sin. According to John, Jesus is presently the propitiation for believers’ sins, dealing with whatever sins they have committed to ensure that there is no impediment in their relationship with the Father. If it was true that every future sin of every believer had already been pre-forgiven, there would be no need for an advocate with the Father. If it was true that all future sins of believers were pre-forgiven, believers would not need a propitiation for their sins.

It is interesting that in our primary text, I John 1:9, John wrote that God, “is [present tense] faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Notice that John did not write that God was [past tense] faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” It is clear from John’s words in I John 1:9 that the forgiveness and cleansing of believers’ sins occurs AFTER they are committed. That means, of course, that all future sins have not yet been forgiven.

If every past, present, and future sin was forgiven at the moment a person first believed and was saved, then no believer would need to be cleansed of his sins by the blood of Jesus as he walked in the light [I John 1:7]. No believer would need an advocate with the Father or a propitiation for their sins [I John 2:1-2]. And no believer would need to be forgiven of their sins and cleansed [I John 1:9]. If every future sin was already forgiven, then the blood of Jesus would not be continually cleansing believers of their sins, having an advocate to plead before the Father would be unnecessary, and a “propitiation for our sins” would be unnecessary. John’s teaching clearly reveals that the sins believers commit are forgiven AFTER they are committed, not BEFORE.

This is an excerpt from Guy Dunnicks upcoming book:

“Must We Confess Our Sins?”

Its a 200 plus page study on 1 Jn 1:9

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, where you have appeared distant, and I have sinned against you, show me my terror, that I might humbly ask Your forgiveness and find grace in Your sight today, restored fully to fellowship to You through Jesus precious blood, Amen’

Guy Dunnick heads up ‘Masters Touch’ Ministries here in Tulsa: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Guy-Duininck-Masters-Touch-Ministries

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Summer 2017 Newsletter – AOMMinistries – Israel!

Hello everyone,

Thank you for making this trip possible!

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Garden of Gethesmane, Mount of Olives, Israel!

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Wow! Where to start? After an incredibly action packed year in seminary at Oral Roberts University, God made a way for us to come to Israel! While it did not happen the way I thought it should, we are here, in the land, a dream of 20 years, unfolding. From the flight through Amsterdam, to our first sight of the nation, it has been an incredible walk of faith, as we literally explore the places where the Bible has been written! Our faith turns to sight….

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Amsterdam Hulk

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We had fun in the several hour layover in Amsterdan. Check out this pic behind me. There is this guy inside this clock, who literally paints the minutes on as they tick by, then erases them, and paints the next minute and hour hand on the clock. Phew! What a day!

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Finally, we had our first glimpse of the land!
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We landed in Tel Aviv, to discover we had no place to stay! We took a taxi to the hostel we had booked, and no one ever would answer reception to check us in! So the taxi driver took us to another place, that graciously gave us a room for the night:
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This place is close to the beach, and despite the jelly fish stinging us multiple times, we braved the ocean, and had a blast.

Tel Aviv Jelly Fish

Yet, we quickly learned not everyone in Israel are living holy lives. The next night was some kind of a city wide pub crawl, where the streets filled up with partyers, so we hopped the bus to Jerusalem, and arrived there at 10PM with no money left, and no place to stay.

Yet, thank God for Facebook, and the IDF! My Jewish landlord in Tulsa had told me that if I was ever in trouble in Israel, to find a soldier, and we did.

IDF soldier help

This warrior, had a cool app on his phone that booked us into a hostel, and showed us how to get our luggage from the bus to a cab, while people donated on-line, and made the whole thing possible.

Suddenly, we found ourselves in Old Jerusalem, at 10 at night, on still crowded streets, in the Muslim section of town, and we had no idea how to find the hostel. Clackety, clackety, clack sounded the wheels of our suitcases on the cobblestone alleyways, and we were not comfortable!

Yet, God has people, and these two Jewish men who spoke English, escorted us more than a mile to Hebron hostel, owned by a Palestinian family.

Jerusalem helpers

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From here, the adventure began!
Each day, we had to fervently pray, for money to pay the next night, and buy food for the day. For those of us used to Oklahoma prices, Jerusalem is ‘sticker shock’. Expensive!

Hostels from $150/night, hotels $250, simple groceries for a meal, $60-70, and we had no money! Each day, God would provide, and the hostel did serve supper!
Hebron Hostel

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Really neat environment of international travellers and students, all in Jerusalem searching for something. Had some very animated discussions about the differences between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, where I was able to clear share the gospel of Jesus, and why I believed in Him.
That Friday we attended Shabbat at Western Wall!

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Shabbat Western Wall

We explored Jerusalem, and saw many things:

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The Garden Tomb was a powerful experience!
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Then there was the day we climbed the mount of Olives, where Jesus literally ascended from the earth with 500 eyewitnesses (Acts 1:

After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come backin the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas

12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk[c] from the city.

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This is the very spot where Jesus ascended into heaven after rising from the dead, and where He will come again, to walk through the Eastern gate of Jerusalem! It is here that He prayed in Gethesemane, and at the base where Stephen was martyred. From here, He gave the disciples the Lord’s prayer, and from here that He wept over Jerusalem. (Luke 19:41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it)

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Stephen the martyr

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Here at Stephens death place, I found myself weeping as Holy Spirit still bears witness to his death!

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This is where I spent Canada Day, July 1st, praying for Canada.

Before we left, we had gone to see Wonder Woman, and learned that the actress is a former IDF soldier.
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While we have been here, we have met many, many warrior women, real life wonder women of the IDF!

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Here are a few pics of Jerusalem:
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They were doing a ‘Festival of Lights’ last week and we had fun toddling around at night:

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Got to attend a great church Sunday, King of Kings in the New part of the City. Amazingly, three guys I’d shared Jesus with at the hostel, met us there at service!
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One night, we ran out of money completly and were evicted from the hostel, with no place to go.

Scary, with no one to call, a long way from home:
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At 2AM, someone Paypaled us $200, and these two Hebrew youth got on their cell phones and demanded a hotel take us in! I asked them why they would do this, and the boy said, ‘You have white hair! It is impossible that a man with white hair spend the night on the streets of Jerusalem!’hotel City

The manager gave us 2 nights at a greatly reduced rate, if I would give him a good review! Easy! Great hotel, wonderful people, little kitchen so we could cook pancakes for breakfast!

I’m out of time for today, but here are a couple pics:
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Atul from King of Kings Church helping us navigate insanity!
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This is the Holy Seplucher where historians say Jesus actually was crucified.

Will post more tomorrow! Thank you for making this trip of a lifetime possible! Tonight, we are invited to Bethany, to a rabbi’s house for Shabbat dinner with his family.

Please continue to pray for us, we still have to survive until the 21st, and it is a radical walk of faith!

 

 

This year Jerusalem!

Hi WordPress world, long time no post. Why? It has been a season of very, very busy work and school, and I opted for sleep instead of blogging.

This year Jerusalem

Yet, if you know me and my family, we are missionaries, and people of faith.

This Tuesday, we fly from Tulsa, OK, to Tel Aviv, Israel, for the first time.

For over 20 years, we have prayed for Israel, and loved the nation, for it is the birthplace of the Word of God, Jesus, and God’s country, truly the Holy land.

This year, God has made a way for us to actually set foot in the land, fulfilling a life long dream for our family.

We do have our passports and airfare fully paid, but not nearly enough to pay for accommodations and food for the five weeks we are there.

Therein is faith, radically trusting God to provide for our family as we go..

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I guess if we claim to trust fully in God, and our hearts scream: “Go to Israel’ we are going…

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Please pray for us, and if you are able to help us financially with this trip, the need is urgent, for I will be travelling with my two children.

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Thanks family!

Keep Smiling!

 

Jesus is Lord!

 

Chris, Karen, Keila and Jedidiah Walsh

We are here! Radically trusting Jesus daily!

 

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