It started with deciding to fast on 2/21. I wanted to pray for everyone that was going to pray and fast for me on 2/22 since they were taking time out to pray for me. So by the time 2/22 came I was in my bunk around 1pm and was just laying there and praying. I was very tired and started to nod off. When I woke up I had no idea how much time had passed so I hit the light on my alarm and it said, 2:22pm! The chances of that are almost impossible. I was blessed to know that He was with me and hearing my prayers. Little did I know that would only be the beginning.
WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY OF DEATH WITH ONLY ONE CANDLE
Well, these past three days have been a bit insane around here, to say the least. I have been overwhelmed with my dad being on his deathbed and getting denied the opportunity to go see him. I have also had to deal with several other attacks here at the prison that has made my life extremely difficult. But instead of allowing the enemy to distract me from being a light, I have chosen--with the help and grace from the Almighty--to continue to minister to these guys through our nightly services; and it has been definitely worth it.Read more
HOW DO YOU WAIT ON THE LORD?
Last night was day 5 of our Hanukkah celebration and we had a packed house. And what a blessed evening it was. Today, a man from my own hometown got radically saved and the Father is delivering him from his drug addictions as we speak. He gave his testimony in front of everyone in the room as he said that it was "time to make a change and get right with God." The light was very bright in the room last night and you could feel the Spirit in an almost tangible way.Read more
On night four we did a quick review of the story of Hanukkah and then dove right into the story of Moses at the burning bush. I pointed out that the Angel of the LORD was talking but calls himself God. I asked everyone who was talking? The Angel or Yahweh? Then I showed this Angel of Light who speaks in the first person as Yahweh in several other places and it became clear that the Angel of LORD and Yahweh were, in fact, one and the same. I then took them back to a passage that we read yesterday when we discussed Abraham, where in Genesis 18 there were three "visitors" that approached Abraham, with one of them declaring himself as Yahweh. While two of the men (angels disguised as men) go to Sodom to retrieve Lot, the other man, who is called Yahweh, stands before Abraham and converses with him about the future of Sodom.Read more
As we have moved into night 3 of Hanukkah, we did a short review of the story of Hanukkah and then dove right into the ceremony. I lit the Shamash candle and then I passed the Hanukkia around and each person lit a candle until all three were shining bright. As it came back to rest in front of me at the head table, I stood up and took my position up at the whiteboard (oh how happy I am with a whiteboard!...lol). I already talk with my hands, so I might as well have them doing something besides waving in the air! ;)Read more