Thought for today:What does the heart of a Shepherd do?

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Thought for today; Mark 6: 34And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. 34. When Jesus arrived, he saw this huge crowd. At the sight of them, his heart broke—like sheep with no shepherd they were. He went right to work teaching them.
Something here caught the Master’s attention, He as he looked out over the people. Sometimes we think that the Lord does not even notice us, but, that is just a lie that the enemy likes to use against us. Why are you even here, he’ll be too busy to minister to you anyways, go do your own thing, you know He’s a busy man…. We have to come to that place of, No, He is my God and if He see’s a sparrow fall and know the count of hairs on my head, I know He will stop. When I read this, it came to my remembrance of what I seen one day while taking a drive, and seen sheep on a hillside, and they were scattered pretty far apart …that is what Jesus must have seen… They were totally open for an attack from a predator. They were separated from each other… (Almost like a lack of community, or a belonging to someone…) They were off doing their own thing, not thinking of the consequences, and just how deadly that could be. Just at the sight of them he was moved with compassion or His heart broke at what he saw. When you see people that are hurting and separated from one another for whatever the reason, it should move us also. What does the heart of a Shepherd do? Let’s look at some of the things a true shepherd will or should be doing… He will protect his flock against an attack of from predators; His eyes are upon His sheep that he is guarding. He will love His sheep, even to the extent that it would cost him, he will still freely give all that he has. He is willing to make the hard choices that a shepherd has to make with an unruly sheep. He will lead them into the best pastures to graze upon and find the best water for them to drink. He keeps track of them and knows them by their markings or traits, even their personality that makes them unique to him. He provides correction when needed. He watches their health by knowing them intimately. He loves them. And he teaches them by talking to them and bringing comfort and security that he is there. I love what Mark wrote here after Jesus seen these things…Jesus did not pawn off the work on someone else, nope… These were His sheep and it says, “He went right to work…” He could not take another step, He was not going to hope someone else seen what He saw. There was an act of responsibility, “He went right to work…” Work is never easy or they would not call it work… He seen the task ahead of Him and He began to teach them the word. He poured out into them that living water that will never leave one thirsty; He began to feed them for He was the bread of life that all nourishment for the spiritual need is met by. He became intimate with them and their needs. He took His time as precious and as limited as it was, He, “Stopped!” Why? Because He is the personification of Love, that when a need is seen, everything stops till those needs are met. He, “Stopped” for this was His reason for coming… He came to seek and save that which is lost, hurting, despondent, helpless, hopeless those that the world has put distance between themselves and that person… and sometimes even those in the church have put at a distance because they are not like us… So these one’s are those that are scattered along the hillside and Jesus’ heart breaks and He takes time to Love those that people have called unlovable. We truly see the master’s heart in this one scripture…. He wanted them to come into the unity of the faith and realize they are the community of believers that He loves. So if that is you today…. Then the master is saying to you, my heart is broken for you, accept me, and I will give you protection and place you in my family and I the Lord and Master desires to Love on you and teach you….Because I have a plan for you life….and that is to be loved like you are loved by me. Have a great day today and love someone and become a part of the community of Christ Followers….!!!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Resolute Faith part 2

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Thought for today: Last night while taping the live version of Kitchtherapy7 God dropped something into my spirit in Luke 8 that I had just read over so many times…And it just came out and I have to share it this morning…It is the last part of verse 49…”Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the master…”You wanna talk about something that will rock your boat, any Parent that hears those words, is rocked, trust me, I have been there as I held my son whose life had been cut short in my arms…The human emotions that hit are unreal… I so Identify with this story… I want you to get what God spoke to my heart and I expounded on it last night…”going to write it out and make it plain that whosoever reads may run with it,” and you will know if it is you, God is speaking too…Whoever this person was that came to Jairus, we know they were from his household. So many time we just Preach and teach on Jairus point of view here…But God said “STOP!!!” And I was in the middle of taping and as I stopped , the Holy Spirit took over and said “Look at the respect he had for the Master…he respected him as Master, but , he did not believe He was the Master… and that is totally different… You can know who and what Jesus all about… but it a totally different story to remove all doubt and fear that He is truly the Master of this Universe, Our situations, and here that He was Master over death…. To many know him as Master in the respect form, shoot we even go to church, pay our tithes and the list goes on… But this man did not know Jesus, as Jairus knew Him, go to verse 41 “he(Jairus) fell down at Jesus feet, and besought Him… Matthew 9 says He worship Jesus..” , that He would come to his house…” The spirit of Jairus was that of brokenness, and He believed that Jesus was the Son of God, Doubt & unbelief, Jairus gave no room to it… Jairus position could not change his situation, he was a ruler of the synagogue and it meant nothing…that all went out the window…he was a man in need of Jesus, he was in need of a miracle…
But, when Jesus hears this detractor of the faith and the word, Jesus stopped when “he heard it, He answered him, saying, “Fear not, believe only, AND SHE SHALL BE MADE WHOLE…!!!!” Jesus was the living Word…John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…” vs. 4 “In Him was Life;” vs. 5 “And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not…” I mean Jesus stopped this man from the house Jairus dead in his tracks rebuking him… I am the Life, I am the Word and I am the Light, the darkness of unbelief, doubt and fear must bow to my spoken words and I will and I can make this girl whole…Don’t even fear that, Just exercise your faith and believe that I am he that was sent…
Now go to Mark 5 :23 Jairus says “I pray thee, come and lay hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live…” Faith, Trust, Belief and Worship and Jesus responded to his cry, Mark 5:24 “And Jesus went with him;” Don’t tell me God does not want to show himself to you and I, but, fear, unbelief and doubt cannot habitat where he is…”Know ye not that ye are the temple of the Holy Spirit” Back to John 1:12 “but as many as received him, to them gave He power to become sons of God, even to them that believe on His name. “To them…that is you and I and every person that runs doubt, unbelief and fear out of our lives and chooses to believe in Him in whom we have not seen with these natural eyes… But our spiritual eyes receive the living word with gladness and embrace His teaching and His word….Explosive Faith is released to do that only He can do…. We have to change what we are meditating on and get the word into our spirit. This generation is looking for answers…what are we going to do… which man will you chose to be like, the Servant or Jairus? The choice is yours…. Have a great day!!!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Resolute Faith part 1

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Thought for today: Found in Luke 8:50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not, believe only, and she shall be made whole. 54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand and called saying Maid, arise. See also in Matt 9:18-19 22-26 & Mark 5:22-24 35-43. If God is speaking anything to me it is this, “Fear and Unbelief have to go….” end of story. Those are the two key components here that Jesus address.’ And he sends both fear and unbelief out of His presence in that room. Jesus wanted only those, that believed and had faith that he could and would and put doubt under their feet in that room.
Man I struggle with this all the time…we are a nation and people & society that is numbers… from the secular to the church of what success is…
God does not work in our realm for He is supernatural God, nor does He think in our finite mindset…
If we are going to see what God has for us…Our thinking has to change!!! Our thinking is so finite it is not funny… no wonder unbelief creeps in…the Good news is that we can renew our minds daily through the word of God and build faith instead of fear…
What you think about the most is what will be in control of you and your destiny…
If you are thinking about all the what if’s, of what God has called you to do, you will not see the fulfillment of what God has for you…
Unbelief is not of God, for hath light to do with darkness…?
I chose to fill my mind with God’s written covenant to man, there is power in the Word of God!!!
When satan tempted Jesus what did Jesus say, “It is written…” He did not say let’s have a pity party, you’re being tempted, He hit the enemy with the Word of Almighty God…
He did not sit around and wonder what he should say and is it politically correct…
He said “It is written!!!”
When we get the word down in our heart to the point that the things we once did and didn’t seem so bad to us, now repulse us, that is the sign of the refiners fire going in and through us, the dross and impurities are burned out of our lives…
And there will be Great faith, that destroys the former yokes of unbelief and doubt…
Because we will speak to our situation like Jesus did to this girl who was dead…
As He spoke to the Sea and the Wind and Waters obeyed Him… We have to capture and take every thought, no matter how small it is captive, and bring it unto the subjection of Jesus Christ.
The enemy will always try to divert your mission that God has set before you, he will lie and he will try to get you to doubt God and His word to you…
If you minister to just one and one gets saved, is it not worth it? We have to be resolute as Christ Followers…
Is there not a cause David cried out as he took to the battle field that day with Goliath…
he did not wait for Goliath to come to him…
He took massive steps of faith on the run down that hillside under the anointing of the Holy Spirit….
Goliath, I come to you not in my name, But you uncircumcised Philistine I come to you in the Name of the Lord in whom you have defied!
As he released his faith and that rock left the sling, God the Holy Spirit took over and that rock became an anointed rocket and it slammed right into the mark…
I challenge you to change your thinking and let’s take this fight to the enemy, take back what he has stole from us, our loved ones, our children those that are around us, Happiness, Health, Hope, Love, Joy…
We will stand amazed at what God can do when we speak with Authority the word of God by Faith and Believe…
Have a great day!!!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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In His Service – P.U.S.H.

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A man was sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared.  The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin.

The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might.  So, this the man did, day after day.

For many years he toiled from sun up to sundown, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might!

Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain.

Since the man was showing discouragement, the Adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind:  (He will do it every time)!

“You have been pushing against that rock for a long time and it hasn’t moved.”  Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure.

These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man.  Satan said,  ”Why kill yourself over this?  Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort, and that will be good enough.”

That’s what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to the Lord.  ”Lord,”  he said,  ”I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked.  Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter.  What is wrong?  Why am I failing?”

The Lord responded compassionately,  ”My friend, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done.  Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it.  Your task was to push.  And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed.

But, is that really so?  Look at yourself.  Your arms are strong and muscled, your back shiny and brown, your hands are calloused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard.

Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which you used to  have.

True, you haven’t moved the rock.  But your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom.  That you have done.   Now I, my friend, will move the rock.”

At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when actually what God wants is just simple obedience and faith in Him.

By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God who moves the mountains.

When everything seems to go wrong… Just P.U.S.H.

When the job gets you down…Just P.U.S.H.

When people don’t do as you think they should…Just P.U.S.H.

When your money is “gone” and the bills are due…Just P.U.S.H.

When people just don’t understand you…Just P.U.S.H.

P  =  Pray

U =  Until

S =  Something

H =  Happens

May God bless you in His Service.  Join Proclaimers for Christ and share, teach, preach and fellowship.

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Proclaim! Reclaim! Exclaim!

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Its better to have a partner then go it alone.
Share the work, share the wealth.
And if one falls down, the other helps,
but if there’s no one to help,[its] tough!
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (MSG)


By yourself you’re unprotected.
With a friend you can face the worst.
Can you round up a third?
A three-stranded rope isnt easily snapped.
Ecclesiastes 4:12(MSG)


As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Proverbs 27:17(NLT)


What is Proclaimers to you? I have personally found this online community to be the youth group I never had. Where I can make friends with people who also love the Lord. Where I can help others in their walk with the Lord and they can help me in my walk with the Lord.

Make Proclaimers your own! Do you have a ministry you want support with? We can provide prayer support, advice, encouragement, and more! Just get involved and we can help grow your ministry!

Do you have an itching idea for a ministry but you dont know where to start? We can help you find a starting point and provide prayer support!

Do you have a deep passion for just proclaiming the word of Christ? Well we have people on here that would love to listen and learn!

Are you just kind of spiritually dry and need someone to turn to? Well we have people on here, including me that would love to get to know you and support you through prayer and friendship. =D

Come here and make Proclaimers your own!

We are proclaiming to each other the love, the faith, and the hope we have! We are reclaiming brothers and sisters that may have felt the love, had the faith, and had the hope at one point but have turned from it! And we are exclaiming to the world our fight is with love and if they get in the cross fires of it, by God, they will join us!

-Hannah James

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To Show Love To Those In Need!!!

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Love,Proclaim,Help,Jesus,Claim

I have a very close friend somebody that has helped me out many times   in my need when my heart was very broken, and I was very hurt because of the tragedies in my life, and there came a time in our relationship we kind of went our own ways cause of the difficulties in life, one day about three years later, I ended seeing him again as I was putting a job application at a certain place, and he was there doing the same thing to, and I just happened to see him there and make eye contact with him so I could not help myself I just had to go over to him and shake hands, and we talked just a little while, and I told him if needed and help or a place to go he was welcome to come to my place I had an extra room he could stay in for a while so it was a few weeks down the road he ended coming to stay with my wife and I well that was about ten months ago and he still abiding with us.

Well now getting to the point I want to make is we need to put ourselves out there to help those in need, not just because someone helps us, but to help those in need because we have the love of Jesus Christ in our hearts.  Well back to my friend he, sad to say does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I have spoke to him many times about his life and wanted to know where he thought it was headed, and he said he did not know he said he felt fine the way his life was going, and I thought for a while and said you know you got out of jail because of your DUI, and now you don’t have your drivers licence, and you lost your family, and your home that you were blessed with and you feel like your life is going just fine?  So then it was quiet in the car for a moment, and I said to him I just want to ask you a question, and the question that I asked him was is when your life was going at its best and you and your wife was doing good and you had a wonderful child and you had a great job making good money, you were buying your house and not even hurting financially, and everything was running smooth did you feel like there was something more like if there was something missing in your life, and surprising to me he said, yes I felt there was something missing in my life, so I told him of the mercy of Jesus Christ but he turned down anything I had told him of Jesus’ love and how Jesus died for him, and said I don’t know why I am here but right now fell just fine the way I am living, this made me feel very sad because I knew the love of my Saviour, and I wanted so badly for him to see the light of Jesus also, but he was not ready yet for the cross of Jesus Christ in his life.

So you know I began to wonder what I could possibly do for these kind of people that I would come across in my life that did not want right now in there life our dear Jesus’ love.

So then the Holy Spirit brought it to me that we are called just to love all  people, that in loving those that do not want to hear verbally about the message of Jesus Christ love would draw them closer than words could ever tell, or anything we could say for after all it is not what we can say, but what the Holy Spirit says, we are all as Christians called to love one another, and all those in need of love.

It says in Mark 12:29-31.

29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’[a] 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] No other commandment is greater than these.”

You know the way I see the meaning of this scripture is that the whole is our neighbor everyone we meet and come across so I believe that this is a perfect way to show the love of Jesus Christ, and lead as many as possible to His wonderful mercy, and saving grace.  And also I believe that this awesome web site “Proclaimers for Christ” is a great way  to get the word of our amazing God out to the millions that truly need Him, that of all of those that need to claim,reclaim, and exclaim.

So lets all do our part as believers in Jesus Christ, and just love, love, love. Amen

by- Rudy Smith

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Two Witnesses

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two witnesses, Revelation, wailing wall, proclaimers for christ, Through out history, God himself has never changed, yet his interrelationship with man most definately has.  How he first spoke with Adam in the garden was very different than when he spoke with Abraham, Moses and the prophets.  The old testament times was culminated in the coming of Jesus who then brought an entirely new covenant relationship with man.  The means provided throught the old testament for man to know God were drematically changed at the moment of Christ’s death by the symbolic tearing of the curtain in the temple.  Jesus Christ then became the Way, the Truth and the Life.  The Scriptures speak of all things changing and new things being declared and of former things passing away.  The Spirit of God no longer dwelt in a temple made with human hands.  Now he chooses to dwell in the hearts of men.

For two thousand years we have been dwelling in the “Church age”.  This Church age that Christ established is very different from what transpired in old testiment times.  In these end times, we are approaching the end of the Church age as we know it.  We must be ready to move on with God as he again brings about dramatic changes.

TO BE CONTINUED……..

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