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: Vision

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Thought for today: Vision – Man what a big word that encompasses so many things and avenues that lay in front of every believer, the more I have been seeking God for mine…He keeps speaking back to me focus… and I looked over to the right of fb this morning and on my page there is a camera with a person’s hand around the lens turning it bringing it into focus… I think it is kinda like this, if you have ever used and SLR camera manually then you can take a picture and have a person standing in the middle and blur them out and it take a picture of the whole vision… Yet if you want to key in on the Person then you have to adjust the lens or focus it in order to bring everything into balance. Habakkuk 2: 2And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 4Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. I have been meditating on this scripture daily and looking at it and pondering the things of God for my life daily…And those are good things to do… I love the end of vs. 4 “but the just shall live by his faith…” Faith in the vision for my life? No, Faith in the giver of the vision Father God. Going back to my analogy of the camera, we are the hands that wrap around the lens and the eye that looks through the lens, God is the Camera and the Lens, the Picture that we are trying to take is the landscape and person, it is the vision. God allows us to look through His camera and we have to do the work of bringing the picture or vision into focus, we have to trust in the instrument we are using(the Word) and when we see things out of focus, it doen’t mean it is not a part of the vision or picture, but that “3For the vision is yet for an appointed time,” and as we progress in the focused things that God has for us right now, in time as we get more and more experience with Camera the instrument( the Word of God), we become more and more confident of what we are taking and doing for the Lord…. Though it wait…it shall speak and not lie…wait for it… I love it… God says it is okay to wait on him… 2 Chronicles 7:14 “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…” Sometimes God brings things together and what He is teaching me is this, as we pray together, we are waiting upon His timing… It does not mean we abandon the Vision, it means we simply learn to wait…something most of us are not good at…lol So if your picture(Vision) is a little blurry, don’t chuck it and get discouraged, wait upon God, put your hand to the lens and pray like never before…I can tell you this don’t expect a good picture if you don’t look through the lens(the word), Paul said I press toward the mark…. It is an action statement that he is saying I must keep my eye on it to arrive there. Each day is a training experience for us as we go through the manuel for the camera on how to use the instrument correctly…Paul told timothy in 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Our Picture(Vision) should be approved by God or Pleasing to God, being a cameraman that needeth not be ashamed of his or her work, but having rightly interpreted God’s word wherein lies our Vision… And it brings all things into balance and makes them grow beyond measure, bringing forth a Harvest for the Master…. I hope this blesses you and challenges you as it has been me… Have a tremendous day in the Lord…Focus right where you are at today and let God work in and through you…!!!

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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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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PFC Social Network

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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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