There is such a HEAVY call on our lives for evangelism! December 31st was the last day that I was going to vow something to God for the next year.. As I sat in church while the last service for the year was going on, I whispered to God and said.. "I want to minister to someone EVERYDAY. I dont want my days to be empty yet I want to be FULL of evangelism every day.." I smiled as I made the vow and reflected on all the people that I knew needed a word and encouragement to get on the right track. I knew that the job would be heavy BUT with God all things are possible! I went home and was getting ready to have a get together at the house with some of my friends and the "party" turned into a BIBLE STUDY! I smiled and in my mind thought, WOW God you're not playing any games right now! You mean business :-) God was able to be glorified and we prayed and ministered to those in need.. Talk about awesome! The next day.. I woke up with such a joy in my heart and as soon as I opened my eyes, God says.. "Text EVERYONE in your phone that isnt saved and invite them to church with you". Umm, you could imagine. I was a bit hesitant. I used excuses like people may not receive or I don't know how they will respond.. [We gotta learn that when God speaks, we MOVE.] Finally i felt so convicted, that I did it.. People responded with the typicals.. I'll come next week. Oh Yeah, one day! Im not making promises but ill do so.. Some of these people didn't even realize their breakthrough was right there.. AND I didn't even realize what my obedience would trigger.. I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end. Psalm 119:112 Later that day I went to church and received a text from and old unsaved friend and it said "Im on my way" .. I was completely and utterly shocked at this text.. I didnt know that the simple text would "reach" someone.. They showed up to service and afterwards smiled and said I will be back.. A SEED WAS PLANTED! No one understood why I was so joyous. That put a new song in my heart.. A song of JOY. These type of events restore the JOY of salvation within me! Im so in love with Jesus Christ.. As the time went on, I still remembered my vow to God and the next day after my HIGH.. i woke up and my whole mouth was swollen to the point where I couldnt speak or eat.. O M G.. was my first thought.. I began to pray and call the troops to pray and intercede.. What the enemy needs to understand is that Im an EAGLE. Eagles soar above adversity. They fly high YET remain humble. They understand battle and understand what it means to be vigilant.. ..they shall mount up with wings like eagles.. Encouragement to you.. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed. You will be perplexed, but not driven to despair. You will be persecuted, but not forsaken. You will struck down, but not destroyed. Think like JOB and know blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.. YOU ARE A WINNER :-) "Consecrate yourselves Generation NvrB4 for war..stir up the mighty men. Let all the men of war draw near; let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, “I am a warrior.” .. Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Go in, tread, for the winepress is full. The vats overflow, for their evil is great.." Joel 3: 9-16
Hey fam, Lately I have been feeling extremely discouraged BUT I know through this i will have a testimony and a story to tell to help someone out. When the enemy sees the power and authority in you, he will try to make you feel inadequate. Its always counter attacks with him. Thats why its so important for us to learn to counteract. Send the opposite of what he is sending and he will become confused. After 2 nights of being down and crying myself to sleep, I decided to suck it up and arise. ( Be honest with yourself. Sometimes in those situations, being oppressed gets comfortable.) DONT GET COMFORTABLE WITH THINGS THAT NOT FROM GOD. Its easy to fall into that! However, I picked up my word and I parted just for random sake, bc I asked God to speak to me thru something I wouldnt think to read. It parted straight to Isaiah 42! I read the first few lines and was AMAZED. Let me summarize this for you! This is encouragement to those who feel like you are insignificant! Read and Receive! God is said to me: LOOK AT MY SERVANT BIANCA, WHOM I STRENGTHEN. SHE IS MY CHOSEN ONE, I AM WELL PLEASED WITH HER. I HAVE PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HER. SHE WILL REVEAL JUSTICE TO THE NATIONS. SHE WILL BE GENTLE. SHE WILL NOT CRUSH THOSE WHO ARE WEAK OR QUENCH THE SMALLEST HOPE. SHE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL TRUTH AND RIGHTEOUSNESS PREVAIL THRU OUT THE EARTH. [ THIS PART BLEW MY MIND ] EVEN DISTANT LANDS BEYOND THE SEA WILL WAIT FOR HER INSTRUCTION! THEN HE GOES TO SAY: I THE LORD HAVE CALLED YOU TO DEMONSTRATE MY RIGHTEOUSNESS. I WILL GUARD YOU AND SUPPORT YOU, FOR I HAVE GIVEN YOU TO MY PEOPLE AS THE PERSONAL CONFIRMATION OF MY COVENANT WITH THEM. AND YOU WILL BE A LIGHT TO GUIDE ALL NATIONS TO ME. YOU WILL OPEN UP THE EYES OF THE BLIND AND FREE CAPTIVES FROM PRISON. YOU WILL RELEASE THOSE WHO SIT IN DARK DUNGEONS!! What an AMAZING calling! This has uplifted my spirits right now. Hope it does the same for you. BE ENCOURAGED! "Everything God has prophesied has come true, and now He is prophesying again." Isaiah 42:9 Signed B.Cain.