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Pray for Missionaries

“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field” (Matthew 9: 37a-38).
Yo, yo, and hello everyone! I pray all of you are doing well. I am currently thinking about more reading projects at the moment. In the mean time, I’ve been thinking alot about missions around the world. The Youth Minister at my home church takes the youth group to Mexico to help build a church building for one of the congregations there. My brother and both of my sisters have been on that trip and they all loved it! Infact all the teens I’ve talked with who went on the trip absolutely loved it! I’m so glad our youth ministry still goes there every summer. I know of a lot more mission activities that are conducted all around Mexico. There is a couple my church supports in Durango. There are Sunset graduates who are planting churches all over Mexico City (and the surrounding area), Leon, Guadalajara, Toluca, and else where.
Sunset as been sending lots of missionary teams and preachers all over the Northwest US and Northeast US for some time now. The Northeast, I believe, is the most populated area of this country right now.
The Continent (spelling error?) of Asia is possibly the one of the most populated Continents of the world. I think Asia has 60% of the world’s population.
These and many more areas of our world need missionaries brethern! We need to do something about it. Who’s going to go to these places to expand the Kingdom of Heaven’s borders?
I want to do something about it. That’s why I going to attend Sunset International Bible Institute in 2008 to be trained to take the Gospel Message to the Northeast or another part of the world where there are few if any churches. Let’s pray for more and more workers for the Lord’s harvest field.
Be blessed!
Zack
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord, therefore, to send out more workers into His harvest field” (Matthew (9: 37a-38).
Ps. In fact there are alot of our already established churches that are losing members. So, we need to pray for workers to work with established churches too. And we don’t have a lot young people who are majoring in Bible or related fields. Nor do we have very many students at our preaching schools. God bless us as we strive in these endeavors!

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Hello, hello, hello everyone! I hope and pray everyone is doing well. I just finished reading Seeing The Unseen. The last chapter (tweenty-two) is on How Does Faith Give The Victory(?). Faith is defined perfectly by Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see”. And verse 6 says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him”. I love this statement Beam makes, ” Faith believes that God keeps His word, rewarding those who are His”. We get faith by reading God’s Word and believing it. As Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ”. We can have faith in the future. As Paul told the Corinthian Christians in 2 Corinthians 4:16 and following that we don’t lose heart though our bodies waste away yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. Faith also overcomes temptation. We must continually believe Jesus will help us beat temptation. We need to have faith to go on. And lastly we must have faith to die. No matter what we’ve done in our lives, if we gave our lives to Him we don’t have to fear death. We belong to Him. What can we fear? Absolutely nothing! Praise God for that!
God bless you all in Jesus’ name today and everyday! Peace.
Zack

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Yo, yo, and hello! How’s everyone doing today? I hope all is well. My grandmother is doing well. Her surgery went well and hopfully she’ll be able to go home today.Thank you all for praying for her. Please pray she’ll make a speedy recovery.
Now, let’s talk about Seeing The Unseen. Are Good Angles Active In My Life (?) is the topic of chapter tweenty. Angels minister to us as Christians. The angel walking Peter out of the prison in Acts 12 is a good example of that, and a host of others in the Bible. God uses His angels to carry messages from Him to man. Another good example is when the angel Gabriel told Mary that she would carry, give birth to, and raise Jesus in Luke 1. God also uses angels to arrange blessings for humans. God answers our prayers. But sometimes we don’t pray in faith. Sometimes our requests are outside His plan. Sometimes the answer is more important to us than He is. God uses angels to deliver us from harm.
The last chapter in the book is chapter twenty-one which talks about How Do God’s People – Living And Dead- Help Us(?). We need to be there for eachother. Christianity is meant for community. We need to love eachother, care for eachother, and help eachother. That’s what Christians do when they are in community together. Here are some ways the living help eachother. Our prayers affect eachother. In 2nd Corinthians 1:8-11 Paul talks about being in Asia and that he and his companions “… were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life …”. He goes on to say God got them through it to show them not to trust in themselves but in Him. And than he says “Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many”. God saved them because people prayed for them and because they learned to trust in Him and not themselves. Also, our honesty brings healing. In James 5: 13-16 we read, “Is any of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefor confess your sins to eachother and pray for eachother so that you may be healed. The prayer of a rightous man is powerful and effective”. We must confess our sins to eachother so that we can pray for eachother. To do that, we must trust the open doors to confession. We need to pledge to eachother that we won’t tell anyone else what is said between the two. We must learn that confrontation of sin prevents defeat. Now, let’s look at how the dead help us. They help us by standing with us. They comfort us. There is power in a large group.
Tomorrow we’ll look at the last chapter in this book which talks about how faith gives the victory. Should be good. More on that tomorrow. God bless you all in Jesus’ name!
Zack

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Greetings one and all! I pray all is well with all of you today. I am prepared to talk about chapter nineteen in Seeing The Unseen. It discusses the question Why Does The Holy Spirit Live In Me(?). To answer that we need to have a proper perspective. We need to know that He lives in us. We need to know He leads us. We need to learn how to hear Him speak to us. There are six steps to do this. First of all, we need to love the Law of God. Second thing is obey it with rejoicing. Thirdly, hide it in your heart. Fourthly, understand what it means. Fiveth thing is to meditate on the Word and ways of God. And the sixth step is to reach a level of wisdom and deep understanding. We need to know that He represents us. We need to know that He strengthens us. We must not lose Him. And lastly we need to pray for the Spirit.
More tomorrow.
As always, please remember to pray for the AIMers, and my friends who are preparing for their mission fields in New Zealand (Elijah and Kristan Peters and their team) and Russia (Rob and Denyce Hindman and their team). And lastly please pray for my grandmother. She’s going to have an operation tomorrow morning. Thank you all so much for praying! God bless you all in Jesus’ name today and everyday! Until tomorrow…
Zack

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Yo, yo, and hello everyone! I hope all is well with all of you. I am now prepared to talk about How Does The Cross Defeat Satan (?) the next chapter in Seeing The Unseen. First we seen the purpose of the cross. Then we see God’s limitations. Jesus suffered seperation in our place. We’re saved by the blood of Christ. His death becomes our death. Jesus’ crowning victory is in His resurrection. In it He made a public spectacle of Satan’s forces.
All of that reminds me of a Steven Curtis Chapmen song, “It’s my turn now”. Great song!
“It’s my turn now! It’s my turn to give my life away”!
The Mavs won again tonight over the New York Knicks. Yeah! Go Mavs!
One of Final Four teams got beat over the weekend, the Texas Longhorns. Now I imagine this might be the first year all the top seeds make it to the Final Four. That would be cool. We’ll see.
We’ll see if Kevin Durant (Freshman forward for Texas) will go to the NBA or stay in school. The dude is an unbelievable player! Holy cow! He’s amazing! The same with Greg Oden from Ohio State. He’s a great and amazing player this year! He’s a defensive force in the middle. Very intimadating if you go against him. We shall see.
More on Seeing the Unseen tomorrow. Please remember to pray for the AIMers and my friends going to New Zealand and Russia. More on that tomorrow as well. Until then, God bless you all in Jesus’ name today and everyday!
Zack

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Well howdy, howdy everybody! I hope and pray all is well with everyone today. I am prepared now to write about Why Does God Let Satan Hurt Us (?). This is the topic of coversation for chapter seventeen. Without a doubt (spelling error?) God’s ways are way beyond our understanding. But, as the saying goes, Father knows best. Certainly one of the reasons why God let’s the devil hurt us to make our salvation more precious than gold. We are put through the fire (so to speak) to burn away the impurities. The impurities are burned away until the goldsmith can see his reflection. That has great meaning for Christians, because God tests us like that until He can see the reflection of His Son, Jesus in us. Also, while we’re in the fire we become malleable, formable to be shaped the way He wants us to be. It also increases our strength. It imparts value. And lastly, it makes us a valuable example.
This chapter starts off the last section of the book: Forces At Work For Us.
Tomorrow we’ll look at chapter eighteen: How Does The Cross Defeat Satan?
Lastly, I’m sure many of you saw a few typing errors I’ve made in previous posts in this blog. I greatly apologize for all of them and will correct them in the next day or two.
God bless you all in Jesus’ name today, and everyday!
Zack
ps. Katie and her group flew back from the Twin Cities back to Dallas and loaded her boyfriend’s car up and drove from the DFW airport back to Lubbock. Thank you all very much for praying for them. I hope and pray their good works there will greatly inhance the body of Christ there in the Twin Cities area. Please keep praying for missionaries around the world and that the Lord of the Harvest will raise up more workers still for there is much more work that needs to be done. Thank you all again and God bless!

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Greetings everyone! I hope and pray all is well with you today. I am now prepared to talk about How Does Satan Use Families Against Themselves(?) . That is the topic of chapter sixteen in Seeing The Unseen. The family is at the fabric of everything in our lives. Family means everything to so many of us. The devil has wrecked alot of havoc in alot of lives by tearing at the fabric of the family. Divorce will rip families apart. Religious differences can be a barier (spelling error?) in many families. If there’s a family that has had no exposure to religione before, and one family member becomes a Christian, and that one member starts talking about his knew found faith in Christ, and the other family members ridicule him for it, that can really put him down. On the other hand though, one family member can turn the rest of the family around and bring many others in the family to Christ. No dought family can either be a great encouragement, or a great discouragement. Family can lift you up or tear you down. Family can influence for good or ill.
That’s the end of the third section: Forces At Work Within Us. Tomorrow we’ll start the forth section: Forces At Work For Us. We’ll begin that section by talking about Why Does God Let Satan Hurt Us(?) and How Does The Cross Defeat Satan (?). Those are chapters seventeen and eighteen respectively.
Well, today starts the NCAA Tournament. For 2 or 3 and a half weeks there will be college basketball. I think the Kansas Jayhawks will go all the way and win it all. My final four is Kansas, Texas, Ohio State, and Florida. Winthrop is my sleeper. What about y’all? Who’s in your final four? National Champ? Sleeper team? Comments please. God bless you all in Jesus’ name!
Zack

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