From Faith And Hope Into Love

This morning I brought a message titled, “From Faith And Hope Into Love” at Grace Chapel of Honolulu, Hawaii.

First Corinthians 13:13 tells us to abide in faith, hope, and love. Faith results in works which were prepared beforehand for us to walk in. When we come to the end of our faith, we transition into hope. Hope releases the creativity of God which brings into being that which did not exist. However, love is greater. Eye has not seen nor ear heard what God has prepared for those who love Him.

Faith and hope have been stepping stones to bring us into love, and now is the time for us to fulfill the great commandment: to love the Lord our God with all our heart and come to know Him even as we are fully known by Him.

Father, I Do Not Want Fulfillment Without You

This morning I brought a message titled, “Father, I Do Not Want Fulfillment Without You” at Grace Chapel of Honolulu, Hawaii.

We are in a time of repentance to move into a new level with the Lord, seeking His perfect will and His presence.

When the Israelites sinned in the wilderness, the Lord declared that He would still fulfill His covenant to give them the Promised Land, but His presence would not go with them. However, Moses interceded that the promise not be fulfilled unless the Lord’s presence remain.

We can receive salvation and even the Kingdom, but that is no guarantee that the Father’s presence will dwell with us. We do not want to receive the promises without His presence. We are to be a people with one drive: to be pleasing to Him. Christ made this possible, but we have to take the initiative, like Moses, to demand that the Spirit of the Father dwells with us.

Do You Find Fault With God?

This morning I brought a message titled, “Do You Find Fault With God?” at Grace Chapel of Honolulu, Hawaii.

During this time before the Feast of Tabernacles, the Lord is leading us into repentance that brings us into a new level. Everything God is and does, even in judgment, is a manifestation of His goodness. However, we, like Job, often question what the Lord is doing in our lives, and how He decides to do it. God is looking to remove everything in our spirits that would find fault with Him and challenge His will (Job 40:1-8).

We humble ourselves before the Lord. Like Job, we put our hands over our mouth, and stop voicing that which we don’t understand. Let the Lord bring us to a place of trust where we honestly trust His goodness and everything He is doing.

Family – The Key To Retaining the Promise Of God

This morning I brought a message titled, “Family – The Key To Retaining the Promise Of God” at Living Word Chapel in Palmer Lake, Colorado.

The apostle James, prophesying out of the book of Joel, speaks of an outpouring of the Spirit that is yet to come. There is going to be a moment when God pours out His Spirit to bring forth the precious fruit of the earth, but it will not happen until the Church becomes a family. God promised Abraham that through his family all the families of the earth would be blessed. Family is the atmosphere that God is waiting for. It is the vessel that can retain the outpouring of the Spirit that will release the mature sons of God.

We give ourselves to becoming a family, and we continue to pray and prophesy that the whole Body of Christ recognizes the importance of family.

Shiloh University Commencement Ceremony 2016

Yesterday I brought the 2016 commencement address for Shiloh University, at Shiloh Church and Conference Center in Kalona, Iowa.

In this 10th year since its inception, I declared that the founding of Shiloh University has been completed. Building upon the foundation already established, the faculty, staff, and students will move forward with faith and resolve to fulfill the vision for this University.

Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us (I Thess. 2:8). A heart to impart a walk with God and a knowledge of the Lord through relationships of impartation is the cornerstone of this University.

We Declare An Independent Nation, Dependent On God

This morning I concluded the School of Prophets at Shiloh, Kalona, Iowa with a message titled, “We Declare An Independent Nation, Dependent On God.”

A week ago, I opened this school of prophets by reminding us of the deep heart cry of our spiritual mother, Marilyn, who always held this fellowship in the presence of God. As we conclude this time together, we return to our local churches carrying the presence of God in oneness and with a determination to be a people who are more hungry for God than ever before. We are very thankful for the blessings He has poured out on us during this time, but we declare as Moses did, “If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here” (Exodus 33:15). We believe that our hunger for God will flow into this country and create a drive to see God dwell with us as a nation. Craig Haworth began the Word by addressing the significance of this day in our nation’s history, the Day Of Independence.

Shiloh University Library Groundbreaking Ceremony

Yesterday evening many people from the Kalona and Washington, Iowa communities, as well as members of The Living Word Fellowship and Shiloh University, gathered together in faith and anticipation on the future site of the Shiloh University Library. In this groundbreaking ceremony, Craig Haworth prayed that the Lord’s Spirit rest upon this future facility, and I proclaimed that it be a place of true, scholastic, Biblical study that draws people into an experience with the Lord.

Living In His Lordship

This morning I brought a message titled, “Living In His Lordship” at Shiloh, Kalona, Iowa.

I continued in the Word from last night and led the school of prophets further into the reality of what life will be like the day after Christ’s return. One of the most difficult things we will face on that day is submitting to Him as Lord. We must realize that, in His Kingdom, He will truly function as Lord and King. Will we be offended by what He asks or directs us to do as we rule and reign with Him?

Today the school of prophets begins a lifestyle of learning obedience to the Holy Spirit. Father, we embrace the delight and joy of doing Your will, knowing that walking in Your will now is the first reality of Your Kingdom on earth.

Life After The Return Of Christ

This evening I brought a message titled, “Life After The Return Of Christ” at Shiloh, Kalona, Iowa.

Tonight I removed our misconceptions about the Kingdom of God and what the earth will be like on the day after Christ’s return. You will need to be practical about the Kingdom of God and your function in it. He is preparing you to rule and reign in His Kingdom. You must multiply the gifts and talents God has given you and allow the Holy Spirit to mature you. The Scriptures say to occupy until He comes—so we take every day to prepare for His return and cry, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on this earth.”