Thought for living by….

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A thought for living by is found in Psalm 103:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all His benefits. Sometimes we fail to just stop and remember that we are to take time to Bless the Lord… We want the benefits, yet sometimes can be ungrateful when they come through to us… What David is basically saying is when God blesses you with something, or comes through for you no matter how small or how great, He is to be praised with a heart of thanksgiving. David in the following verses begins to just lay out the things he is grateful for to the Lord… He forgives my sin, He heals my body, He is always loving toward me, He satisfies my life with good things, that I don’t even deserve, He keeps my life refreshed and causes me to soar above my problems in life… Maybe this would be a setting of scripture that would do us good to tape to our mirror or some place where we see it to remind us to start our day off praising and thanking God for He has done and all that He is going to do! Have a great Day in the Lord!!!

By; Pastor Ron

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No Te Canses

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By: Dora Crandall

No nos cansemos de hacer el bien, porque a su debido tiempo cosecharemos si no nos damos por vencidos. Por lo tanto, siempre que tengamos la oportunidad, hagamos bien a todos, y en especial a los de la familia de la fe. GAL. 6: 9 – 10

Que buenas noticias siempre podemos encontrar en la Biblia, no me dejo de admirar de los consejos maravillosos que leemos en ella, no en vano dice que la palabra de Dios es viva y eficaz.
Alguna vez te has encontrado abatido o desanimado en tu vida, que parece que tus problemas no desaparecen o que te esfuerzas todos los dias, pero no ves ningun resultado? Eso nos pasa a todos como humanos que somos, pero el versiculo que leemos al comienzo de la pagina en Galatas, nos dice, hey no nos cansemos !!!
Nosotros vivimos y trabajamos para un Dios a quien no se le escapa nada, si crees que tu esfuerzo por hacer las cosas bien, ir a la iglesia, servir en la escuela dominical, obedecer y respetar a los padres, ser respetuoso y amar al conyugue, etc., no te esta dando ningun resultado?, animate. Dice Dios que a su debido tiempo cosecharemos, quiere decir, que como parte del buen plan que Dios tiene para ti, El esta orquestando tu vida y cuando sea el tiempo correcto Dios va a recompensar tu esfuerzo, pero recuerda que dice, “si no nos damos por vencidos”.
Les cuento una historia de una trabajador, que cada dia veia que nadie reconocia su esfuerzo, ademas veia que otros companeros se daban la gran vida y el jefe no les decia nada, el se sentia desanimado porque no recibia ninguna recompensa o reconocimiento por su dedicacion. Un dia abatido, oro a Dios y le pregunto que podia hacer y Dios le respondio con este versiculo en Gal 6 No nos cansemos de hacer el bien….
El muchacho regreso al trabajo al dia siguiente con gozo y paz porque Dios le habia hablado y dado un consejo. Este trabajador continuo su buen desempeno, mejor que antes, pensando que lo hacia para Dios y no para los hombres. Meses mas tarde, sin que el trabajador moviera un dedo, el jefe bajo de puesto a un trabajador ocioso y coloco a este en una mejor posicion. Que alegria para el, finalmente recibio una recompensa por su esfuerzo. Pero cual fue la condicion? “Si no te das por vencido”.
Que tengas un lindo dia, espero que esta lectura haya sido de bendicion para ti.

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Thought for today: Days of reflection

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Thought for today; This is the week of great liberation, I will try to keep my focus on that… As we near the resurrection, we cannot celebrate it, without realizing that there was a tremendous cost that was getting ready to made… and alot was happening… I kinda think that Jesus’ mindset was to fulfill why he came, and His focus was to liberate the captive through the shedding of His blood… The Jews wanted a King that would come and liberate them their way, but, I love Jesus’ plan much better… I understand they were tired of being mistreated by the Romans and they wanted vindication, Jesus wanted salvation for all who would come throughout the rest of time, and he wanted restoration and death was the only option that could accomplish that need. I am so glad He looked through time and Loved me enough to die for me and give me such a beautiful gift called Grace… I am sure Jerusalem was filled with excitement and a lot of people from all over coming home sacrifice… But what they did not know was the greatest sacrifice of all time was just days away, I would have liked to walk those narrow streets of stone, maybe one day I will get to walk up the path He walked in Jerusalem. To really bring home to me what that day that was coming was going to be like for our Lord and Master. My father went to Israel and he had always told me one trip and you will see the bible unfold to your eyes… For us as Christ Followers it is a time of reflection and yet it is also a time of Vision casting… For Jesus looked out through time and seen the need for the Lost, to be afforded salvation, and for the Word to be fulfilled. My heart aches when I hear His voice saying my fields are ripe unto harvest, but, the workers where are they? This week for us should be a week of introspection where we really look deep at what we are doing to make disciples for the Lord. Do we really look through the eyes of Jesus and see what he saw? What really moves our thoughts and our actions? Are we so consumed with the things of this life that we have forgotten that this is not about us, but, about what He did for us on the Cross? I challenge you to ask yourself one question a day and really look hard at your life and lifestyle, who do you love the most? Make this Easter different put a smile on the Face of God… Bring to him that which He died for…the Lost…!!! Cast that Vision and put legs to it, ask someone will you go with me to God’s house… I am going to be one that is in the field… not off looking to fulfill Ron’s desires… I am going to reach out to my neighbors and friends to bring the Message of the Cross of Deliverance to them…The rest He takes over and performs… but He said if I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto myself…. We have the challenge to really look at ourselves, then to put action to our faith by lifting up Jesus… This can not only impact others, but it can also change your perspective as you see the lost and hurting come running to Him… Have a great day!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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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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Thought for Today:Your Gifting and God’s Grace

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Your Gifting and God’s Grace

Thought for Today: Gifting- Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay
aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

So many times we forget that “God uses us through our Gifting,”  The reason so many people are either unhappy, unfulfilled or sometimes even confused about where they belong in the Body of Christ can be alot of factors.  Sometimes we limit ourselves to our natural
gifting, speaking, and singing, serving ect… the list can really go on and with each person it can be different. I want to encourage you; your spiritual Gifting is much different than natural….

Natural is something you are born with, but, Your Spiritual Gifting is something that God can only do in and
through you…because if you could do it, it wouldn’t be God…

So how do I find my Spiritual Gifting? By getting alone with God is what I would list as the most critical step…  What I have found in my life is when I think awe I could never do that, usually that is His still small voice saying to me Ron spend some time with me so I can talk to you….Or sometimes it may be a Pastor or Leader who sees something you don’t or won’t recognize and then the Lord uses them to nudge you and challenge you …

Here is an example, mine,  I really struggled with going into the ministry, I had seen too much hurt and was really frightened of it, all I
wanted to do was work and serve God in some way.  I was very unfulfilled at that time.  But my father seen something in me that I did
not see or maybe I didn’t want to see or even accept.  One day he called me and started talking to me and he said “Ronald Wayne God has His hand on your life and I can see His anointing on you, will you come to Susanville and work me as my Youth Pastor….”   In my mind & flesh I thought are you kidding me Dad… I could never do what you do, I actually had a hard time talking in front of people …and still to this day unless the anointing is on me I struggle…  I can talk your leg off about things in general and love talking to people in general…

Yet, My Father asked me to pray about it…. I sure did not see what my Father was seeing, but when I got alone with God,  one night He brought back every word He had spoken to me and I laid there crying,  even tho I was really scared, I knew this would have to be God.  As I got to Susanville the task were great and tho He was my father, he now became my mentor and had very strict rules and he expected a lot of me, but, he was there for me every step of the way, God using him to help to form and shape my gifting…

I will never forget the youth group was exploding with many young people getting saved and it was doing great.  One night my father looked at me and he said “tonight you will be going to Prison….”LOL LOL LOL  I thought in my mind, are you nuts, me and convicts… I thought to myself, okay dad, I know you probably thought I would wind up there, but, now you are actually sending me there to minister…?  I am not you, I am just a Youth Pastor…. What do I have to offer these men?  I know I lived a rough life before I got saved, but, Pastor I really think we should think about this, don’t you? I had started with the excuses, and later that night as I was signing in at the front desk well , I realized he meant what he said…And as that huge steel door slammed behind me and you heard the sound of that lock, snap and then the the one that was in front of you the lock would snap and you were seconds from entering the yard, and that long walk to the Chapel, God gave me two men that would go with me Richard and Richard and to this day one of them I am friends with and he will never know what he has meant in my life.  Richard has never heard this story and it’s ending.  That night I do not remember which one was with me, but we went together many many times.  I did not realize how that night would change my life… As I looked out over that rough crowd, my knees literally shaking, men with mean looking faces, huge muscles, and looks of emptiness in their eyes.  I listened to some of the men sing a song called, “My life is like the wind it keeps movin for you Lord…” something inside broke like a river and tears streamed down my face and God spoke to me and said “I have called you to this place…” I thought “Prison…” And as I took the pulpit there was an anointing and I preached on “God’s love.” To this day I have that cassette tape.  As I gave the alter call here they came, white, black, red and brown standing in front of a God who loved them, and God saved them.

Little did I know that the one with the longest hair would look me up in I believe 2000.  It was now  around 2000 and we had just started
registration at our NHCC our school at the Church I pastured in Veneta, Oregon.  My secretary Jim came into my office, “Pastor there is a man out here who wants to see you, I know you are really busy, what should I do?  He says He is sure He knows you, he thinks…”  I turned and said bring him in Jim.  In walked the most clean cut man, in a beautiful suit, tho his hands and knuckles bore the signs of being in a gang… I thought do I know this man… we shook hands…  You are Pastor Ron he asked, “I am he…”  big tears began to well up in his eyes…”you don’t remember do you? “ I softly said no, I am sorry I don’t”  You used to preach at the Susanville Medium Security Prison… I said “Yes, many, many, many, years ago, I was a Youth Pastor ” I am James and he said “God’s Love,”  I got saved that night Pastor… Now I had
tears streaming down my face.. he rushed to me and threw his arms around me, saying thank you Pastor, thank you for bringing that word from God to me…I got saved that night and my life has drastically changed…he was balling, I have looked high and low for you… I seen your ad for registration in your school and I seen your name…and I had to see if it was you.

I want to enroll all eight of my children in your school and I would like for you to meet them…he went out of my office…tears still streaming down my face, then eight beautiful children and his wife came in and he began to introduce them to me… This is the man that brought the Gospel to daddy one night…I am sorry but I could not hold the tears…  Pastor James would be my keynote speaker at our schools first class Graduation and he rocked that Packed house,  as He now shared the Gospel from my pulpit …  Pastor James church was 6 times larger than
mine, but man he was gifted at reaching the hurting…

Why do I share this story?

God needs you to step into your Gifting and do it with all you have for him, someone is waiting for you to bring them the Gospel in the way that only your Gift can present Jesus to them  as Lord and Savior and touch their lives with the Master’s touch… You want fulfillment answer His call,  you will never be able to do it on your own but in Him you can do all things….I would have never thought that one message,
one night, one act of obedience, one act trusting God for my Gift would have produced this beautiful story of God’s Grace to a man who the world had thrown away, but, God he saw the potential and the heart and made the way.  You will never know who God will touch
through you and sometimes we will never know till heaven, but the call is on, when you feel inadequate, God is more than capable all He needs is you to accept His Gifting in your life….May the God of Grace challenge you today and give you His Peace and may you accpet the challenge to thrust the cycle in deep into the Harvest, Let God use your gifting….!!!

 

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Thought for today; Chihuahua Like Faith

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Thought for today; Chihuahua Like Faith

Have you ever seen a big dog whose spirit has been broken?  They have the ability to chew you up and spit
you out, they could kill you if things had not happened to them… but when a big
dogs spirit has been broken and they cower in a corner, when you step towards
them,  it is because they have been abused someone has broken them, and they began to lose that inner ability to
realize that they actually are threat to the one abusing them… Proverbs put it
like this…23:7a “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”  Yet my mother has a Chihuahua who actually
thinks she is as big as a Doberman pincer, no one has ever told Sofia that she
is a tiny looking rat dog when wet…and with the step of my foot I could squish
her…lol  I mean when something comes into her area, that she feels is threatening, an alarm goes off in her and her hair
rises on her back, and as small as she is she goes on the attack…. It is kinda
like when Jacob was wrestling with the angel of the Lord in Genesis 23:26 “And
He said, Let me go, for the day breaks,” but he (Chihuahua Jacob who was
contending with tenacity with God says this…) “I will not let You go unless You
bless me!”  When you read this account of a mere mortal man wrestling with an Angel (Hosea 12”4) of the Lord, ya go aww
yeah!!!  did you forget you were just a Chihuahua?   Angel , You…lol  the bible says vs. 28b “ for you have
struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”  Vs.30a So Jacob called the name of that place
Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”    Maybe
this will help you today James 1:22-25 “but be doers of the word (Chihuahua
like faith in action),and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone
is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural
face in a mirror: for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets
what kind of man he was(the big dog syndrome).
I like this… But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and
continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one
will be blessed in what he does…  You need to stop seeing yourself as what the enemy is portraying to you, grasp hold
of Chihuahua Faith the outcome of the Battle is not determined by your size,
but it is determined by the size of your faith in your great BIG wonderful God
you serve….

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Thought for today; Obedience or mere excellence?

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Thought for today; Obedience or mere excellence?

Why do we find it so easy to mix our standards, and so difficult to firmly commit to the standard of
obedience?  Most likely, is it because we are use to it.  That we easily tolerate mixed standard in most areas  of lives,

and I think that we become numb to the reality of sin and the convicting power of the Holy Spirit….So we settle…we
don’t call it that,  but we settle for second best and we call it our best, but, what would God call it?

Here is a question for you?

What’s your aim in life if your choices were excellence or obedience?

What’s the difference?

To aim for obedience is to aim for perfection, not for “excellence,” which is actually
something less.

You may be wanting to argue with me about this about this point, but, I just want you to
listen to what I am saying and read the word and then like King Josiah as he
was confronted by the words of God through the Law of Moses, rent His clothes
in shame & conviction, and being grieved by what God said. His nation that was entrusted to

him was steeped in massive idol worship,graven images, shrines and false god worship,

King Josiah got the message of God through His words and the cleansing process began, tear down the images,

brake every image, grind up into dust all molten images, tear down every shrine….He chose Obedience

rather than compromise….His ancestors had done those destestable things and he could have compromised & continued in them, but, he did not,  he chose Gods ways and God’s plan.

Sometimes excellence and obedience appear to be the same… But mere excellence allows room for
mixture, and if you take coke and you add water to it and dilute it’s
components that make it coke, you get water down version of coke that taste
terrible. Why? Because you tampered with the original recipe, you messed with
the original design that made it coke.
Some businesses do this to stretch the amount of profit they get out of
each delivery… But you can tell by taste, by color and even by smell and most
people go …man this taste horrible….

Let me explain it like this…American businesses are in search of excellence we see it
all the time on billboards…. Now they could be in search of perfection, of
course rather excellence – but it seems that perfection is too costly and eats
into the profit margin.  So rather than be perfect, businesses know it’s enough to seem perfect to their
customers.  By stopping short of  perfection, they find a profitable balance between quality and
cost…compromise…mixing of a standard…

To find this balance, they often look to their peers and competitors to discover the, “best
practices of their industry…”

To the Believer the question is this…. How far can we go and still seem perfect?  By how far can we stop short?

Businesses find it profitable to stop short at the middle ground of excellence because perfection
costs too much…

But is it profitable for the Believer to stop short at the middle ground of excellence
where costs to us are low, balanced somewhere between paganism and obedience?
Not at all…

To seem perfect if that is the goal is to stop short of God’s standard of obedience.

In the spiritual realm it’s merely comfortable to seem perfect. It is never
profitable.

Clearly, excellence isn’t the same as obedience or perfection. The search for excellence
leaves us overwhelmingly vulnerable to snare after snare since it allows room
for mixture.

The search for obedience or perfection does not.

Excellence is a mixed standard, while obedience is a fixed standard.  We have to fix our eyes upon the fixed
standard and be like a bulldog and not let go of it…

Because when we don’t the next question you will be asking yourself is this;

“How far can I go and still be called a Christian?”

When the questions should be;

“How Holy can I be as a Christian?”

Has your wife ever asked you is this to tight?

And faced with hurting her feelings or being truthful (and there is a way to be truthful
and not be mean or hurtful…

We are then faced with the daunting task of what do I say?

Do I modify the truth and thereby save her feelings and I do not want her to get
discouraged….

Or do you seek obedience to God and be honest and tell the truth in love?

To modify truth to avoid unpleasantness surely it is okay in this instance and God would
understand because He loves my wife, right?

What would you do?

Would you modify truth?

It is for certain a lot of us can speak Christianese… and it certainly sounds excellent
to modify truth, and we can even justify it by not wanting to hurt another
person.

You see it is one thing to know Christian truth, but it is another to live Christian
truths and values that bring us into Obedience or Perfection in and through
Christ….

I know these are hard words to hear, but would you rather me be honest and upfront and
explain the word of God as He has been challenging me, which is to leave the
place of Excellence and strive for Obedience,  or would you rather me to tell you
what strokes the strings of the heart and mind, and wind up in hell because of
a desire to be accepted, loved by me. I would rather speak truth and people have been mad at me

at times becuase of what I have preached or written , I have come to that place of I must obey God read what Paul wrote to Timothy.

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come
when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they
heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

The message bible – 2 Timothy 4:3-5

You’re going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for
solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that
tickle their fancy. They’ll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But
you—keep your eye on what you’re doing; accept the hard times along with the
good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God’s servant.

2 Peter 3:3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in
the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

For me you give me a man or woman that has the boldness to speak hard truths, I want all
of God I can get and I for one do not want to wind up in a lukewarm state and
for God to spew me out of His mouth, those are His words not mine…. I want to
hear Him say well done thou good and faithful servant enter in….His words not
mine…but that is my heart desire…

Churches by the thousands are preaching the Gospel of accommodation, rather than preaching
the Gospel with Pentecostal Fire and with conviction… What amazes me is that Peter preached with
fire and told it like it was and thousands were saved…. He wasn’t guarding His
words or mincing them either, he was not preaching a Gospel of accommodation;
he was preaching a Gospel of Salvation!!!

It is almost like whatever happened to “Sin” being preached and confronted in the believers
life in church, home bible study or personal study?

Peter was not concerned with being politically correct….

If anyone knew what it was like to settle for excellence it was him…. “you are one of
them as the cock crowed….”  “ I don’t know what you are talking about,”“NO I am not…” “Your speech betrays you…He
began to curse and swear saying, I know not the man”  And he like King Josiah when faced the the
words of God, he wept bitterly… matthew26:69-75 then read Luke 24:44-49

Key scripture here for me is verse 45 Then opened He their understanding, that they
might understand the scriptures…

Oh God open my understanding so that I too might understand the scriptures written in your
word and Obey them…Seeking Obedience in and through you….open my eyes Lord….
Help me Father God to take captive any and every thought that would tempt me to
comprise my relationship with you and your word… Let the message of the Cross
so move me that I not settle for second best, but, be determined to lay ahold
of that which is before me, pressing toward the mark of the prize of the High
Calling in Christ Jesus…
Pastor Ron Crandall

 

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Pensamiento para hoy; Llegando a sus sentidos encontradas el Salmo 22:27-31; 27-28

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Pensamiento para hoy; Llegando a sus sentidos encontradas el Salmo 22:27-31; 27-28 De las
cuatro esquinas de la gente de la tierra están llegando a sus sentidos, running
back a Dios. Perdido familias están cayendo sobre sus rostros delante de él.
Dios ha hecho cargo; de ahora en adelante, él tiene la última palabra. 29 Todos
los promotores del poder están delante de él — adoración! Todos los pobres y
menesterosos, demasiado — adoración! Junto con quienes nunca consiguió juntos —
adoración!

30-31
Nuestros hijos y sus hijos recibirán en esto como la palabra se pasa a lo largo
de los padres al niño. Los bebés aún no concebidos escuchará las buenas
noticias — que Dios hace lo que dice.

¿Qué un potente entorno de la escritura que David corrales aquí.

Toda persona que piense que soy mucho más allá del toque
de Dios he hecho demasiado, no es posible todavía podría amarme… Lo hace y él
le ahorrará, adorarle… Roto familias, Power-mongers (manipulador) es una
forma, yo diría que, los pobres y los débiles y me encanta esto…Junto con
quienes nunca juntamos… todos están cayendo sobre sus rostros delante de él
que es digno de recibir elogios y están adorando… nuestros hijos y sus hijos
totalmente inmersos en ese trasvase de verdad como que se trasmite de
generación en generación…Los padres pasan esta buena noticia a sus hijos que
el Dios de los cielos y la tierra ama y murió por ellos y su libertad… Gancho
agarrador, cada familia que puede, cada persona puede y llevarlos con usted a
la presencia de Dios en su casa hoy…Ser un adorador, agradecido por todo lo
que él ha hecho por ti en todos los sentidos…Los que se pierden, que
necesitan el toque del Maestro llame adelante desde las cuatro esquinas de la
tierra, sanación y liberación liberarse de timidez y paso en audacia y
proclaman libertad …. Pedirles que sus sentidos …Ahora la fe es la sustancia de
las cosas de esperanza para las pruebas de lo que no vista …Usted no puede
verlo a través de estos ojos naturales…Pero gracias a Dios servimos a un Dios
sobrenatural…!!! Quiero que toda mi familia y toda mi familia, mis amigos y
sus amigos y conocidos a conocer la misma libertad y mismo ahorro de gracia que
se concedió en mí… así que si estás en mi lista de amigos que te estoy
llamando adelante de las cuatro esquinas de esta tierra para venir a casa a
Jesús… Yo estoy reclamando tho no puedo nunca puede haberte conocido… Si
ves este artículo y leerlo…Pido a Dios por su salvación… no a una iglesia o
religión, sino una verdadera relación con Jesús… Dios Padre te ruego que tome
este pensamiento para hoy y moverlo donde y que desea ir a en el nombre
poderoso de Jesús tu hijo que es rey de Reyes y Señor de señores y enviar el
fuego del Espíritu Santo que convence y nos conduce a usted…No es que
cualquier hombre debe ser levantado, pero que su hijo sería alta y levantado
para arriba entre todos los hombres en todas las Naciones como el Señor…Este
día que has hecho!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Thought for Today; Coming to their Senses

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Thought for today; Coming to their senses found in Psalm
22:27-31;

27-28 From the four corners of the earth people are coming to their
senses, are running back to God. Long-lost families are falling on their faces
before him. God has taken charge; from now on he has the last word. 29 All the
power-mongers are before him —worshiping! All the poor and powerless, too
—worshiping! Along with those who never got it together —worshiping!

30-31 Our children and their children will get in on this As
the word is passed along from parent to child. Babies not yet conceived will
hear the good news— that God does what he says.

What a powerful setting of scripture that David pens here.
Every person who thinks I am far beyond the touch of God I have done too much,
there is no way He could still love me… He does and He will save you, worship
Him… Broken families, Power-mongers(manipulators) is one way I would read it or
that it could be read, the poor and the powerless and I love this….Along with those who never
got it together…all are falling on their faces before Him who is worthy to receive
praise and they are worshiping…our children and their children totally
immersed in this transfer of truth as it is passed on from generation to
generation….Parents pass this good news on to your children that the God of
Heaven and Earth loves them and died for them and their freedom…

Grab every family you can, every person you can and take them with you to the presence of
God in His house today…Be a worshipper, thankful for everything that He has
done for you in every way…Call forth from the four corner of this earth those
that are lost, in need of the Master’s touch, Healing, and Deliverance break
free from shyness and step into boldness and proclaim liberty…. Call them to
their senses…Now faith is the substance of things hope for the evidence of
things not seen…You may not see it through these natural eyes…But thank God we
serve a supernatural God…!!!

I want my entire family and all my family, my friends and their friends and acquaintances
to know the same liberty and same saving Grace that was bestowed on me…so if you are my friends list I am calling you
forth from the four corners of this earth to come Home to Jesus…  I am claiming you tho I may never may have met
you… if you see this article and read it…I am asking God for your Salvation…not
to a church or religion, but to a true and right relationship with Jesus….

  • Father God I pray that you take this thought for today and move it where and who you want it
    to go to in the mighty name of Jesus your Son who is King of Kings and Lord of
    Lords and send the fire of the Holy Spirit that convicts and leads us back to
    You…Not that any man should be lifted up, but that your Son would be high and
    lifted up among all men in all nations as Lord…This day that you have made!!!

Pastor Ron Crandall

 

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Pensamiento para hoy: Dios Exactamente Reproduce Su Carácter En Ti

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Pensamiento para hoy: Dios exactamente reproduce su carácter en ti, sé que esto puede no
ser la versión King James pero, por favor siga conmigo… Esta mañana en
estudio que realmente esto estalló en mi corazón como lo leí así que vuelvo a
leer en el mensaje, yo creo que Dios quiere que aquellos que siguen nuestro
Ministerio para saber que él desea reproducir su carácter en ellos. Él desea
tener esa comunión y el íntimo amor contigo una vez más… Yo no uso esta
escritura menospreciar a nadie hacer sentir menos que – al contrario, cuando
esto realmente semillas en su corazón, usted verá cuánto la creación de Dios
desea tener una relación contigo y te sane… Ephesians4:17-24 y así insisto —
y Dios me respalda en esto — que no existir recorrer con la multitud, la
multitud Empty-headed, sin sentido. Has rechazaron por tanto tiempo tratar con
Dios que has perdido contacto no sólo con Dios sino con la propia realidad.
Recto ya no piensan. ¿No sentir ningún dolor, se dejan ir en obsesión sexual,
adicto a todo tipo de perversión.

Ir a lo largo con la multitud nunca es algo saludable para nuestras vidas, es una
herramienta que el enemigo usa todo el tiempo nos arrullara a ser complaciente
con Dios. Aquí se dirigió a mí de vacío implica que uno no puede tomar decisiones
acertadas y son fácilmente influidos por la marea de la presión de los
compañeros, o incluso el deseo de mantenerse al día con otra persona. Pablo va
a escribir que ha perdido el contacto con Dios… alguna vez has estado
allí?… que es que la sensación de estar tan lejos de su presencia, usted no
puede sentirlo, un lugar peligroso, pero, Dios sigue ahí nos está esperando
venir a nuestros sentidos y regresar a casa. Cuando perdemos contacto con Dios
perder el contacto con la realidad misma… y luego enemigo entra en ataque
completo tratando de destruirte completamente. “No piensan directamente
ya.” Una de las formas que el enemigo hace es atar a una persona con
drogas y alcohol. Para mí esto denotan el por qué la persona no puede pensar
estrecho … drogas y alcohol tan deformación la mente no Graciosos, es decir un
individuo que mal es derecho y está mal, y realmente lo … creen también produce
un adormecimiento en la vida y hay agujeros masivos que empezaron a traer
depresión y así uno va al paso siguiente, en el ámbito sexual tratando de
llenar lo que sólo Dios puede llenar y ellos mismos excavan en un hoyo más
profundo … pero me gusta lo que escribe a continuación …. “No es vida para
usted …”

20-24,Pero eso no es vida para usted. Aprendiste a Christ! Mi suposición es que usted
ha pagado mucha atención a él, bien instruidos en la verdad, precisamente como
lo tenemos en Jesús. Desde entonces, entonces, no tenemos la excusa de la
ignorancia, todo, y me refiero a todo — conectado con que la vieja forma de vida
tiene que ir. Es podrido a través de y. Deshacerse de él! Y luego tomar en una
forma totalmente nueva de la vida — una vida formada por Dios, una vida
renovada desde el interior y sí mismo trabajando en su conducta mientras Dios
reproduce con exactitud su carácter en ti.

Tengo buenas noticias para usted… no es demasiado tarde para ejecutarlo…Él estará allí para usted… Como Pablo dice
aunque tenemos que estar dispuestos a deshacerse de la inmundicia podrida que
nos hemos acostumbrado hasta demasiado y tomar en una forma totalmente nueva de
la vida…Un Dios condujo y alimenta la vida… no apoyado en las muletas de
este mundo, sino dejar que Dios ponga su carácter y sus caminos en nuestras
vidas y renovación de adentro hacia afuera…No van por sentimientos!!! Ahora
puedes caminar por fe… y cuando el enemigo viene y dice, ver que le dije que
no te amo…RESISTIRSE a él en el nombre de Jesús y a través de su sangre y
Satanás tendrá que huir… No dar él o su basura pensarlo… más bien tomar sus
pensamientos, deseos y deseos cautivo, detención en Jesús nombre… de hacer
callar, hablar con ellos…-Tienes autoridad ahora, el momento dejas el Señor
nuevamente dentro de su vida y le pidió que ser señor de su vida, “las
cosas viejas que dejó usted impotencia sensación, han dejado!!! y todas las
cosas han vuelto nuevo …USTED tiene el poder de Jesús … “Puedo hacer toda
la cosa a través de Cristo Jesús que me fortalece.” Ahora se puede decir;
Tomar ese deseo de beber cautivo …Aprovecho lascivo pensamiento cautivo …
Aprovecho inmoral pensamiento cautivo; Tomar ese deseo de sentimientos a través
de drogas, tomar esos pensamientos de ira, cautivo! En nombre de Jesús! Y
pierdo mi nuevo personaje en Cristo que reproduce su carácter en mí, porque yo
soy libre en Jesus Name!!! Alabar a Dios estoy libre y casa su presencia en mi
vida, yo puedo adorarle en espíritu y en verdad ….

Pastor Ron Crandall

 

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Thought for today; God Accurately Reproduces His Character In You

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Thought for today: God Accurately Reproduces His Character In You – I know this
may not be the King James version but, please follow with me… This morning in
study this really exploded into my heart as I read it so I reread it in the
message, I believe God wants those that follow our ministry to know that  He Desires to reproduce His Character in
them. He desires to have that fellowship and intimate love with you once again…
I do not use this scripture to belittle or make anyone feel less than – quite
the opposite, when this really seeds into your heart, you will see how much the
God of Creation desires to have a relationship with you and heal you…  Ephesians4:17-24And so I insist—and God backs
me up on this—that there be no going along with the crowd, the empty-headed,
mindless crowd. They’ve refused for so long to deal with God that they’ve lost
touch not only with God but with reality itself. They can’t think straight
anymore. Feeling no pain, they let themselves go in sexual obsession, addicted
to every sort of perversion.

Going along with the crowd is never a healthy thing for our lives, it is a tool the
enemy uses all the time to lull us into being complacent with God.  Empty headed here to me implies that one
cannot make sound decisions and they are easily swayed by the tide of peer
pressure, or even the desire to keep up with someone else. Paul goes on to
write that they have lost touch with God….ever been there?… that is that
feeling of being so far from His presence you cannot feel Him anymore, a
dangerous place to be, yet, God is still there waiting for us to come to our
senses and come home. When we lose touch with God we do lose touch with reality
itself… and then enemy goes into full attack trying to destroy you completely. “They
can’t think straight anymore.”  One of the ways the enemy does this is to bind a person with drugs and alcohol. To me
this would denote the why the person cannot think strait…drugs and alcohol so
warp the mind it is not funny, telling an individual that wrong is right and
right is wrong, and they actually believe it…it also brings about a numbness in
one’s life and there are massive holes that began to bring depression and so
one goes to the next step, into the sexual arena trying to fill what only God can
fill and they dig themselves into a deeper pit… but I like what he writes below….
“That is no life for you…”

20-24 But that’s no life for you.
You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful attention to
him, been well instructed in the truth precisely as we have it in Jesus. Since,
then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything—and I do mean
everything—connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through
and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life—a
God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your
conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.

I got good news for you… it is not too late to run Him…He will be there for you… Like Paul says though we have got
to be willing to get rid of the rotten filth that we have become so accustomed too,
and take on an entirely new way of life…A God led and fed life…not leaning on
the crutches of this world but letting God put His character and His ways into our
lives and being renewed from the inside out…Do not go by feelings!!! You now
walk by faith…and when the enemy comes and says, see I told you He didn’t love
you…RESIST HIM in the Name of JESUS and Through HIS Blood, and satan will have
to flee… Do not give him or his garbage a second thought…rather take your thoughts,
wants and desires captive, Arrest them in Jesus name…be silent, Speak it to
them…YOU – have authority now, the moment you let the Lord back into your life
and asked Him to be Lord of your Life, “old things that left you feeling
powerlessness, have left!!! and All things have become NEW…YOU have power in
Jesus… “I can do all thing through Christ Jesus who strengthens me…” You can
now say; I take that desire to drink captive…I take that lewd thought captive…
I take that immoral thought captive; I take that desire for feelings through
drugs, I take those thoughts of ANGER, CAPTIVE!!! In Jesus name! And I lose my
new character in Christ that reproduces His character in me, because I am free
in Jesus Name!!! Praise God I am FREE and I house His presence in my life, I
can worship Him in Spirit and in Truth….

Pastor Ron Crandall

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A Lesson from the Boys in class tonight

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A lesson from the Boys: Had a good time with the boys last night actually awesome we
were in Neh  5 and I had them read the story and my helper for the evening was an intern and she did great and a
father stayed and helped we all had fun, our topic was integrity and what it
means.  When dealing with kids you always have to remember that all do not have a 2 parent home as was my case last
night.

We came to a question in our book on whom in your life do you look up
to, most of the boys as they answered said my mom, my dad and I came to one
young man and he said, “Ron I have no one, I really don’t…” My heart
sank, a little voice next to him said “Chi-boy yes you do!”  he quipped back “no Zuriel I don’t” and
zuriel looked at him and said, “You have Ron…has he ever lied to you or not
been there for you…so you do have someone…”  a huge smile hit his face, and he said “Ron, I have you in my life to
look up to….”  Man I had a hard time not crying…you talk about humbling, the hurt in his eyes now replaced with comfort
knowing he had someone…

As Dora and I drove home I said,”Dora it is not about that he had me that touched me, it was that they all came together to let him
know, you may be feeling alone, but we’re here with you and commander ron…it
was the reaching out of children to children to one another, that just made me
want to cry, I wish we could all be like little children, looking out for each
other and be encouragers…”   The rest of the night this young man was involved and connected, why?  Because he felt safe, and others had looked out for him and showed God’s love…

If you want your life changed, I challenge you, no I dare you to go to your Pastor or Fellowship
and say “I would like to teach children…”  You will never be the same, you build a bond and get attached…some of
these children are really hurting and their homes are dysfunctional as all get
out…but you put one person with integrity in their lives that will show them
love and it not only changes them it changes YOU!   Yes, there will be night and times you wanna
pull your hair out, but, it is worth it… You may be the only Gospel they see
lived out in from of them… Be a man or woman of God and have integrity and get
involved, do what Jesus would do, keep your word in all situations and once you
step out, don’t look back and be a quitter, YOU can Do ALL things Through Jesus
Christ….

My prayer is if this causes one person to step out by faith it is
worth writing…I didn’t think I was good with children at all… What I found out
is they are very forgiving if you are just there for them and play with them
and love them… Watch out they are very smart, I win very few checker games…lol
lol lol …. Have a great Day in Jesus!

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Thought for today; God’s Grace

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Thought for today; I am so thankful for God’s Grace that covers my life… Paul so hit on
the nail…Romans 3:23 everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s saving
presence. 24But by the free gift of God’s grace all are put right with him
through Christ Jesus, who sets them free. 25-26 God offered him, so that by his
blood he should become the means by which people’s sins are forgiven through
their faith in him. God did this in order to demonstrate that he is righteous.
In the past he was patient and overlooked people’s sins; but in the present
time he deals with their sins, in order to demonstrate his righteousness. In
this way God shows that he himself is righteous and that he puts right everyone
who believes in Jesus.

Not one of us can stand and say I am perfect, I never drank, never smoked, never went to a
dance, never took drugs and we could go through our lists of never’s…but,
when we would get to the end of our list of never’s, there would be a
opps…”done that…but, it is not major thing, it is so minor it wouldn’t
qualify as sin…”  When we try to justify something, usually it is sin for us, if for no one else…. The
definition of “sin” is that which separates us from God.

We sometimes forget the sin of gluttony, the sin of anger, the sin of separation, and there
is a long list of attitudes that we need to remember, will be just as damming
to our soul’s if we do not give them to Jesus and have Him cover them by His
blood….

We can come to the point that we are so wrapped up in everything else but the Lord… and
that then becomes our sin of separation from God…We can even be in Church and
yet be so cold it is not funny… We are to love the Lord our God with all our
soul and might… our entire being should taken(smitten) by His love for us,
and not what can He give us, but, rather that burning desire Father God how and
what can I give to you. Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have this against you,
that you have left your first love.  God’s Grace is for you and for me…”24But by the free gift of God’s
grace…” It is a gift that has already been paid for…All God is waiting on is
for you to reach out and accept what he paid in full for…

If I can encourage you in anything it would be this, “Stop letting the devil tell you
what you are and who you are as a person…!!!” “Start believing and receiving
that Blood bought unmerited favor with God through Jesus and believe what He
has already written in heaven about you and your life….God HAS A PLAN FOR YOU
AND YOUR LIFE…!!!”  Why do you think the devil is so busy trying to define you?
Because he knows when it finally seeds in your spirit that you are His (God’s)
child by Grace through the Blood of His Son…You are a threat to his little
kingdom… Satan wants to keep you seeing yourself as you are… God wants you to
see yourself in the light of His word; you are more than an overcomer through
Christ Jesus who saved you!  Praise Him
for He is worthy to be praised… Grace….

Pastor Ron Crandall

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Power of Prayer & Giving

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Power, Prayer, Unite, Join, Need Prayer, prayer team, Love, Trust in the Lord,

Lay it at the feet of Jesus

Those of us who are Proclaimer’s for Christ press forward in these end of days with earnest and obedient steps doing the will of our Lord and Savior. Daily we lovingly accept the gifts of burdens that is placed upon us. We proceed with total expectation that the Lord will bless what is done in Love and in instant obedience to His desires. Prayer is our the greatest of all gifts that the God has given man. We reach out to you and ask that you pause for a brief moment as you read this and pray for this Ministry and all that we touch. Also please come to us and let us pray for you and with you. If you feel called to join our prayer team please give us your contact information so we can ad you to our prayer team. If you have needs, share them, tell us what it is that you want God to do for you and we will join you in prayer.

God loves each and everyone of us and He wishes nothing but blessings for our lives. Christ Jesus clearly taught us to tell him what we want Him to do for us and to Pray earnestly and faithfully and our prayers will be answered. (not might be answered). Let us pray together that the Holy Spirit comes  and blesses all of who lovingly pray in one accord.

Matthew 18:19-21

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

   19 “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. 20 For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”

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The Joy of Fellowship

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It is through loving fellowship that we all grow in Love and Knowledge and strength so that we may do His will and be pleasing to our Lord God.

 

As Christ centered believers who come together to praise, worship and fellowship both socially and spiritually in Christ Jesus that we are able to work as one body to do the great commission and spread the good news of the Gospel throughout all corners of this world. If you desire to grow and honor Christ…

 

We encourage you to join us in our social forums and perhaps even preach, teach or share your blessings with us as a blogger proclaiming Christ.

 

For it is through the spreading of His love and the love for all Christian believers even if we may have minor doctrinal differences that we glorify God and can unify the full body of Christ and prepare disciples and perhaps avoid becoming a casualty of deception in these end days.

 

1 John 1

Introduction, The Incarnate Word (New American Standard Bible)

 1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.

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Youth in Christ

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Children, are they important? Who are they? Who will shape the future?

Children are the future, which means they are Very important. But do they shape the future or do their teachers shape the future?

God tells the Israelites in Deuteronomy,” “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. “You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. “You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

Proclaimers for Christ takes the raising of disciples and our future generation extremely seriously and is fully committed to provide our total support to all of the youth who keep Christ at the center of their hearts. Join our forums and social network and engage all that Proclaimers for Christ has to offer.  Explore the several blog sites that are youth inspired.

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Jesus wants to hang out with you!

Right Now

This Minute

Today

and every day and minute for the rest of eternity.

The choice is really yours.

Jesus Loves YOU!

Whenever two or more of us are gathered in His name He is present. Say Hi! Jesus. Because he is here with us in this moment. This is what being part of a Social Network of Christ centered believers is all about. When we get together here in this Social Network. In the Chat Rooms and In the Forums then the Holy Spirit of Christ is with us… with you… right now in your living room and he wants to fellowship with you.

Conventional so called wisdom wants to limit your beliefs and limit your faith and access to our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus will not be contained. By getting Social and getting together with other Christ centered believers who are focused on Him and His will and His love and not on just busy “Churchy” stuff.

Think About it!

Whenever two or more are gathered in His name… He is there. Now, thanks to Social Networking, computers and phones we can be gathered together while being miles apart. Imagine, sitting at home, lonely, hurting or just hungry for the Lord and fellowship and you can pop into Proclaimers for Christ’s social network and pray, felloowship and invite Jesus to join you!

Ever wanted to testify more?
Ever wanted to witness more?
Ever wanted to be available more?

This is your chance… GET EVOLVED today and you can start helping and meeting other Christ centered believers that just want to be the best Christians that they can be, following their calling, being obedient to the Lord and NOT just to man. We need you! You are part of our family… Welcome home!

 

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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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