Monday, February 26, 2007

Christ’s Kingdom Ministries February 2007 Newsletter

Dear Prayer Partners,
What an amazing year this has already been! Since the Christmas holidays we have been very busy with ministry to families over email and locally. We have several families in turmoil due to separation and pending divorce. We are watching the values that we hold dear from the Word of God being torn asunder by demonic attacks. One of the greatest culprits in this demise of marriage and the home is drugs. Several of the men involved are totally consumed by their drug addiction to the point that they have left their wives and children and continue to consume these very dangerous and deadly drugs. Another of the reasons for the turmoil in the home is infidelity. Basic trust is being broken. We have held many wives and children as they have wept over the loss of the husband and father of the home. We point them toward the healing found in the Word of God and the words that Jesus spoke. Several of those scriptures are:

John 14:1
Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

John 12:44-46
Then Jesus cried out and said, He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.

John 15:9-10
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

The bear ministry has been vital to sharing the love of Jesus with many families. The Love Bears are prayed over as they are made and as we receive them. We also pray over the people who receive them. The Lord healed one woman of a chronic medical problem as she held a bear and prayed for her daughter. Another woman received her bear in the mail and called to exclaim how thankful she was for the bear. She had surgery last year for brain cancer and continues to heal. There are times when Charley and I are both on different phones with people who need to hear of Father’s love for them. In a few short days we will send 125 bears to India to be given away in an orphanage. We are seeing God’s love in action in a very tangible way.

Father told us last year that 2006 was our year of Sabbath rest. We did not rest from ministry but from travel. In many ways 2006 was busier in ministry than the previous years. We continue to pray for and encourage pastors. It has been a blessing to encourage local pastors as they seek to share the truth of the Word with their congregations. Pastors are under great attack in this day. Father told us this year that He is purifying His Church! That means that what you are seeing in the news concerning pastors failing in many ways through sexual immorality is an example of that cleansing of the church. What is hidden will be revealed in the last days! Please pray for your pastor and for all the pastors that God has called to teach and preach to the nations. Their responsibilities are great in pointing people to the saving love of Jesus.

Please be in prayer for the Church, the people of God, to be drawn to the throne of God through the Word. Our lives must reflect the glory of the Lord and His Word! We are to be conformed to the image of Jesus. In order for that to happen we must be healed and cleansed of the things of the world so that we will reflect the love of Jesus.

This ministry continues to follow the Lord Jesus daily. We stay in His Word and on our face before Him so that we will be the light shining in the darkness. Just look around you at the news and the TV where you will see the darkness that envelopes us. We must:

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

Christ’s Kingdom Ministries is committed to sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever we go whether at home or on the road.

Christ’s Love Encourages and Restores!!

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
Numbers 6:25-26

In Christ’s love,

Charley & Karen