My name is Richard from England (Spoken word Ministries). Just wanted to personaly say thank you for joining us this Easter. You was such a blessing. I did not manage to get a copy of your album because they ran out so quickly. Hope to see you back in England in the near future
May the Lord continue to bless you.
Hello, I’m Charity from England and like Richard said, thank you all for joining us this Easter. It was brilliant and you guys were phenomenal. Loved the sermon by Bro Jack, loved the singing and loved the playing. I was very inspired by everything and sure hope to see you all soon back in England!!!
God bless you loads and loads
Hi, l’m Faith from England. I really enjoyed your visit during Easter you were such a blessing. The worship songs really blessed my heart and hope you will be coming back very soon.
God bless you richly and all your family
Shalom. Sister Hope here from the UK, and yes the first two are my lil sisters. Well what can I say, I truly enjoyed ya’ll coming down to the meetings. God has truly blessed you with a talented or should I say gifted family. May the Almighty bless your Ministry Bro Jack, and your family as well. Was good to see the sister on the bass.
I will be coming down there soon, so be on the look out. Oh and the girls, dont forget to teach them how the lips praise the Lord huh…:)
God Bless you, spiritually, physically, materially and financially.
helo.. i’m Hope from UK (S.W.M). I was tremendously blessed by your presence on Easter. As for the singing it was just out of this world. Your singing is world class!!!
Hope you will pay another visit.
God Bless you Bro Jack!!!!
Shalom, this is Str Janet from Spken Word Ministries UK. Just to say thank you for blessing us this Easter, Bro Duff and family. Your presence brought such joy and encouragement. The singing, the preaching as well as testimonies all is truely appreciated and it goes to show God loves us indeed and we gonna have a mighty good time Up Yonder. If you don’t come back soon then i’ll see you at STT, if neither of this happens then definitely i’ll see you in Glory.
May God richly bless you according to His riches.
Hi my name is Martha from England (Spoken Word Ministries). We all hope to see u back in England so that u can give us another one of your powerful messages. God bless you
My name is Tatenda, from the UK. Just wanted to say I was bleesed by both Bro Duff’s songs and the sermon Phoenix. I hope you will visit UK again soon (preferably this sunday, lol)
Precious Brother Jack!
I really don’t know where to start. First of all, it was a great honour to meet you and your entire family.
Spending the day sightseeing & fellowshiping around London with you guy’s was also a real blessing.
My! Your great testimony that lead you to your incredible message “The Phoenix” was just one of a kind.
As you beautifully said, if we don’t ask, how are we going to get it! Our Prophet said that, under the third pull anointing, we will not jsut ask but, rather we will speak it. Your testimony was a beautiful sample of that. You spoke it, and it came to pass right there what a beauty!
How about the message that followed my! Well I’m going to have to come back to that so, many thank you for all the blessings that you delivered unto the portion of the bride on this side of the Atlantics.
God Richly Bless You,
God bless you Bro Jack and the team,
Just adding my voice to the above praise reports.These are my highlights.
It started with a song “I need you to survive”. Then “Turn your test into a testimony”, and then “there was nothing but something happened”, then “it doesn’t matter how the mountain moves, as long as it moves” and finally “all real must come by inspiration”.Sis Ellen’s song was also a blessing.
We have been truly blessed!!
These memories will stay with us forever. I believe we have made true friends.
Will keep praying for you please do the same for us whilst, we keep pressing for the mark of the high calling.
Shalom, my name is Lesego from England. We very much enjoyed your presence here with us over the Easter period. The songs you sang are still echoing in my head, do you have videos or recordings of them? As for the sermon Phoenix, I have a testimony. The night before you preached it, another Bro had gone for a job interview at a company called Phoenix… so when he told me the name of the company, I started wondering how I would want to call my own company Phoenix something (the thought went on for a long moment).
Then the next day you came and preached it and I just believed it. I asked God to bring me up from nothing as a Phoenix. 2 days later, I was called to a new job against all the odds and my promotion is coming from ABOVE!
God richly bless you Bro Jack Duff. May God continue using you as His dress wear!
Praise the Lord! I thank God for the beautiful move of the Spirit at the Acquire the Fire 2010 meeting. We prayed and fasted and I believe God certainly met us there! I truly enjoyed the fellowship amongst the believers both young & old. I am looking forward to seeing the results in ALL of our lives. God bless
The Acquire the Fire meetings were absolutely amazing. I personally believe that even though we didn’t run around the church, scream or shout, God still came down and met His people. I really feel that God wanted to settle us all down to speak to us about the Revelation of our enemy. Like Bro. Jack said, we declared 2010 a year of RELEASE! I can hear the chains fall off of those individuals that accepted their Freedom. The Lord wants to bring us up higher (for He already sent out the invitation to come up higher), but first we had to get a revelation of who the devil was, who he is now, and what will become of him at the end-time. There’s more that’s going to happen, Spirit and Truth. The Lord is going to do something NEW in our midst. We fasted, prayed, and laid our sacrifices upon the altar. Now we’re just waiting for God’s consuming Fire to consume our sacrifice – so look for the results!
I feel very honored to have been a part of the Acquire The Fire meetings. As the ministers spoke, I knew God was speaking to my conditions. I believe we are witnessing the beginning of a great move of God. My expectations are high at all times. God can meet us wherever we are – we don’t have to wait until we get to church. My prayer is “Lord, whatever you’re doing in this season, don’t do it without me”
I thank God for the Acquire the Fire youth meetings! Truly God spoke through all of the ministers and for this I am greatful. The fellowship that followed each service and carried over to the banquet was great. The love that flowed from each church, as everyone chipped in to make these meetings a success, could never be thanked enough… However, the best “thank you” or compliment we could give to these meetings is a life touched by God… And if no one else was touched, I know God spoke directly to ME. Thank You Bro. Jack for your obedience to the Spirit of God that led you to have these meetings!
Be Blessed All,
Aquire the Fire really helped me to challenge myself. All of the ministering brothers just really hit on some of the trials I am going through. So I know God spoke. I am so happy that I was there.
May the Lord bless Bro Jack and Bro Wesco for the good time we had in Zimbabwe. The singing and messages were great!
We truly appreciate your ministry in South Africa Durban. We truly Blessed by our precious Pastor Blair for his ministry, because brother we know the five fold ministry is truly in operation and we know the rapture is at hand. Once again I would like to say thank you for coming our way. May the Lord JESUS continue blessing your ministry and outreach to the young people. GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU, your Wife and Church.
God Bless you my brother
Just to identify myself
My name is bro Paul Meyers
I was the guy that was on the main Camera in the centre of the Church.
You know that a person can never stop thanking someone especially when that person ministers the Lords Word to you
I must personally say that I was BLESSED and BLESSED as the song writer says:
Bless the Lord
All my Soul
And all that is within me
Blessed his Holy Name
The songs you sang
The struggle is over; your sickness is over …..
What Sin …tell me what sin it was gone the very minute when you confessed
Those songs really really revived my innermost. It’s a pity that you are so far away other wise we should have get you and your family here often.
Please pass our regards to your wife and kids and if we don’t meet again on this earth surely we will meet on the other side.
God Bless you
From Brother Paul & wife ( sister Angelica )
Thank you Brother Jack for coming over to Zimbabwe. we had a good time with u. i really enjoyed your “sanging”. God bless u and may be the Lord continue to bless u. Looking forward to see you again by God’s grace.
The song that u sang that really touched my inner soul was Calvary. The writer trully was inspired coz when u sang it, I really saw the realities of God’s mercies in my life that He would die in my place, I really felt unworthy of His grace. God Bless You for your inspired singing.
Praise GOD. Thank you JESUS, Church my heart is burning after this morning’s service (3-27-2011), ministered by Bro. Jean Gabaud. Before I get started, do you remember on Sunday morning 2-13-2011, the service preached by our Pastor Bro. Jack Duff. I will never forget that service as that was a masterpiece titled ‘ENJOYING THE REWARDS OF VICTORY’. Both brothers read from I Samuel 30. I was truly amazed by the 2 ministers with 2 different makeups. They read the same scriptures and there approach was completely different, but precise in their interpretation,. Church, only GOD can do that. GODS word always has a witness to verify its the truth. It all comes down to its not what one can do, but what we all can do as a church body as a whole unit. JESUS’ heart desire was St. John 17:21 in his prayer to his Father he said THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE. He was speaking of us the church body. He wanted his spirtual body to become one, to unite, to have fellowship and to love one another. Notice he wasn’t concerned about his needs, but the needs for others. He lived his whole life for others. He wants each member of the body to work together in harmony with each other. I Corinthians 12:12 talk says, for as the body is one, and hath many members. I Corinthians 12:20 says, many members, yet one body. Also read from I Corinthians 12:21-24 as it gives you more details on why and how the body is in need of each other. Here is a type to the natural body for you have eyes, nose and ears. The spiritual church body, is the believers in the church. The natural body and the spiritual church body works the same in type. One person might be the eye, another the feet, and another the hands. Our hands does a lot more work than our nose, but the nose is just as important as the hands. You see, that is the way GOD set it up. We also got other body parts, which we can’t see, like the heart, liver, an kidneys. To me these are vital parts, that we got to have working all the time, no vacations, or sleep for these parts. Some body parts we can’t live without. They work behind the scene. Though you can’t see them but, they are working. Another type is we got brothers and sisters to that works behind the scene. What if the nose wants to change places with the feet. The nose is to small to fit on the feet and the feet is to big to place on the nose. Just imagine in your mind, what if the upper body gets mad at the lower body, you will have a mess. We need in the church all our body parts. If 5 body parts leave the natural body, the other parts need those parts so they can’t do the job right. I got one last type. What if you have a dislocated shoulder, the whole body will be affected by that shoulder. The same as a dislocated body part in the church. Sorry for being so lengthy, but my heart and soul was blessed. GOD bless you. GOD I thank you so much for your ministers, that you send to us Bro. Leeroy.
God bless Bro Jack Duff and Bro Wesco for yielding to the Holy Spirit. We were really blessed by the wonderful services. Your coming to Zimbabwe was not in vain. As for me, a new chapter was opened in my life and i am really thankful. For those interested in the videos of the services preached at Eastlea tabernacle by our brothers please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our website feedback page.
Hello bro Jack. I just wanna thank u for the gud tyms we had when you were here in Zimbabwe. My name is Marrion the one who was playing the keyboards. I really enjoyed ‘going up yonder’ and ‘bread of life’, that was some inspired sanging. Hope to see u again soon.
God bless u richly
Hello precious brother Jack. I was listening to”’ nobody greater”, oooh what a blessing it has been. I really enjoyed that one.
Greetings Pastor Duff, I have been watching the meetings that you preached and sang for us in Durban SA and can truly say that I’m blessed beyond measure. Truly the footsteps of the righteous are ordered of the Lord.
It was really amazing how God worked it out for you and your precious wife to stay a bit longer with us. We look forward to re uniting with you all again 🙂
The 2 sermons you preached has been very encouraging and inspiring during my tests and trials…”The struggle is over for me” as well as “He(God) saved the best for last.”
And let me not forget the powerful and anointed “SANGING”
May God richly bless you,your family and church.
I love and appreciate you
Bro Innocent Mapara
Hello Bro Duff and Bro Wesco.Words fail me and my family to express our heartfelt gratitude that you came our way at the right time.Truly we were exceedingly blessed by the sermons you preached and the excellent singing.Will forever cherish and thank the Almighty God for allowing you to visit Zimbabwe.It was more than a blessing to have you here.
GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU!!!!
You came to Zimbabwe when we were in the midst of a revival and the sermons that you both delivered accompanied by that powerful sanging took us to another, higher dimension.
Pastor Wesco’s boldness and your messages touched my heart and also gave me courage. I was really inspired. Pastor Duff the special gift of singing that God gave you is a real weapon that we have in the Bride against the devil.
TRULY THIS IS THE BRIDE`S FINEST HOUR.
Shalom Bro Jack! Time and words fail me to express my gratitude of such an annointed and inspired preaching and singing you did to us when you came to Zimbabwe. We still in the revival right now and we hope you will come back soon and take us higher in worship. May the good Lord richly bless your Church and family.
God bless you, Bro. Caleb. Brother I stand at attention and salute you. Not as a military man in the armed forces, but a military man in God’s army. Truly a soldier of the cross, a true soldier in the army of the Lord that knows how to handle that 2 edged sword of God. Today October 23, 2011 was a very very good meal, that you served, brother. I licked my fingers and my plate as well. I will say again and again, what a meal. My grand mother used to say foods like black eyed peas, collard greens, cabbage, is soul food. What I ate today is the real down home spiritual soul food. At one point in the service I stood in awe. The words that you spoke were inspired by the Holy Spirit. Now I can see things a different way now. I know now that I can look at my situation the right way or the wrong way. My mind goes back to the 2 thieves on the cross, one on the right side the other on the left side. They were in the same situation. Both looked at it a different way. There choice of view was there outcome. One wanted a sign and the other wanted to be forgiven and saved. Now I see myself, the way God sees me. Whatever happens in my life, I am looking to the end results. Thank you once again brother. Keep yielding your self to God.
God Richly bless you my brother,
Well, God’s blessings be upon us again. This will be the third Acquire the Fire meetings. Our, church sponsored the first 2. This year the Holy Spirit moved on a pastor from St. Augustine, Fl to host the third Acquire the Fire meetings. Another pastor with the same vision. I give God praise for that. I am very excited about the upcoming meeting. What amazes me is that it is focused on the youth. The last 2 Acquire the Fire meetings, I got so much out of those meetings. Why, because I pulled on the Word of God. God is no respecter of persons. Whoever will come hungry and pull on the Word of God will be fed you. Whatever you need. I been around a very long time, but I consider myself a youth and also a young man in a time body. One day I will be a young never to be old no more. What a youth meeting that will be with our Lord and Savior in His kingdom. The meeting we have now is only a rehearsal of what’s to come. That’s the reason I try to press harder to go to the youth meetings, to encourage them. If the youth can support me an adult in our services, why can’t I support them in their meetings as well. They only have about 2 or maybe 3 services for them a year, while adult have meetings about maybe 80 or 90 a year. I am looking for God to really move in all the upcoming Acquire the Fire meetings. I know he is going to. That’s why, I am going to be there. Again I stress on that eternal gathering for the youth in heaven, all young, all the same age, all got eternal life, in a paradise called Eden. I encourage all the young people to get that fire down in your soul. The same as it was in the book of Acts. In Acts 2, 3, and 4 they acquired the fire. What they got is the same for you as well. God, one big fire broke Himself or divided Himself to come into you. The bible says that is was cloven tongues. Cloven means split or to divide. That’s what God did that day. I always wonder why cloven tongues, and not cloven hands, or cloven back, or cloven legs. I do not know, but I do know the tongue is in the mouth. The mouth and the tongue got to do with our language, our speech.
God Bless You,
A praise report to God, for the acquire the fire meeting in St. Augustine, Floridan and for supplying all my needs. God answered the questions that was on my heart, told me my condition that I am in, and also told me all the all the things that I am going through. Only the Holy Spirit can do that. It’s supernatural. The Holy Spirit also told me that I need to surrender more of myself to God. God spoke through those brothers directly to me. It clearly indicated that God wanted a conference with me. A call went out to whosoever will to come. Well I answered that call. I didn’t go up to the altar, because the altar was right in my seat. There I cried out to GOD. I repented right quickly. I also learned one of Satan’s main tools is that he uses on us is discouragement. A powerful weapon that he got. I learned not to become discouraged when things are not going my way, or when going through trials and tests. I got to look beyond that and encourage myself. There is no one that can encourage me like I can encourage myself. Also there is no one that can discourage me like I can discourage myself. I choose to encourage not to discourage. My mind takes me back not long ago our very own Pastor, Bro. Jack, spoke about King David in a situation. He had to encourage himself. What conformation that is. On Sunday morning the brother at the meeting spoke about redemption. What a message! What a difference on how the devil sees me and how God sees me. The devil will always see my mistakes, my faults, and my failures. But praise God, God sees me perfect, spotless, blameless, and does not see my mistakes, faults, and failures. It’s in the sea of forgetfulness. Praise the Lord. God cannot even judge me, because I have been judged and already found blameless. This may be strong, God cannot even judge the devil now. Why, he was already judged in heaven. When Satan when fell from heaven he was condemned to the pits of hell. That is why the devil was not judged in the garden of Eden, for trying Job, or for all the bad things that he is doing to the saints. His day is coming and he knows it. Why, in the bible says that those demons asked Jesus, are you come to torment us before the time? What time; when they get their reward in hell.
May God richly bless you,
Church, last night service January 4, 2012, was truly a blessing to me. I can feel in my heart God speaking to me. What a blessing that bible study was. I can clearly see the burden on our pastor’s heart, about what God wants our local church body to do in the church. Positioned and placed by God to be a blessing in the church. I really needed to here that and looking forward to the upcoming bible studies. I am being honest. As of today, I don’t know my place in the church body. I thought at one time I did, but I found out later I was wrong. Then another time I thought something else but was wrong again. I am tired of being wrong. I am scared that I will be wrong again so now I just sit and listen to the Word and I wait on God to place me not man. Listen to this. The devil wants us to be lower than what God wants us to be, but the devil wants to be higher than what God wants him to be. He said in Isaiah 14:14 that he has corrupt thinking. He said I will be like the most high God. That is a powerful statement from the devil. I am realizing more and more someone might know God’s will for their life. The problem is waiting for God’s time to fulfill it in your life. Not our time, but God’s time. I can’t fit in your slot, nor can you fit in my slot. Our position in the body is tailor made by the maker God. Whatever you do don’t let the devil try to place you, just wait on God. Remember this each church age got to live out its anointing for that church age. This one is the eagle anointing.
God Bless you,
The revival fire that broke out in UK at Bro Wisper’s church was such a turnaround for the youth (especially those who were born in the message). People I had written off as nonconvertible got to their turning points. Most of them are now actively taking part in the ministry and being such a blessing when they used to be the cause of tears to their parents and pastor. The extent of rebellion and defiance that some of the young people confessed they were in is such as I have never seen.
But all this was put to a halt when the Holy Ghost revival started. People were told to clean up their lives and a three day fast was proclaimed.After the fast there was a prayer line for those who wanted the Holy Ghost. Things began happening from there. People were touched in many different ways. Others would be slain in the Spirit and others would break out screaming and shouting or clapping hands. All the emotions having faded, lives were changed.
Some friendships were broken and some were initiated. There was such a shaking it was sound-barrier-passing time. Some people in the confusion momentarily drew back and stopped coming to church wondering what really was happening.
Now I have always been praying for the same experience to be brought to our youths in Zimbabwe. We had a great time in the Lord at the meetings. One thing that stands out to me really, is the last sermon that Bro Jack preached. It was entitled “All things are ready let the fire fall”. Rarely do ministers choose such a topic on a convention. So I was happy in my heart that he had preached that sermon. To my utter surprise and positive amazement after the service our pastor Bro G.S. Chitsinde announced there was to be a youth meeting, the next Saturday. This meeting was concentrating on the youth receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
So the meeting we had the next Saturday after Bro Jack had left was dedicated for that. We did the whole day at church. Started around 10am. The youths from UK were in the forefront. In my opinion the sole purpose they had come was to light a fire in our youth. And as the saying goes “A candle looses nothing by lighting another candle”. The first service was titled: A desperate hour. The second service is where things happened. I didn’t even go on break between the 1st and 2nd service. I was praying. He preached another message and after that message we had a prayer line.
There was such an anointing at that prayer line. I was one of the last people who went on the line since we were ministering in music as the line proceeded. But when I got into the line, I had told myself, I’m not going to fall down….I am going to get the Holy Ghost anyhow…but I want to walk through the line. Walk I did, until I got to where Bro. Wisper was. When he laid hands on me I just blacked out and part of me was still conscious so I fruitlessly tried to stay upright and maintain my balance but I could not. I was carried off the platform. It dawned to me that you can’t tell God how to fill you. He does what He wants when He does arrive!
Our youth have been changed and its just amazing and so sublime to see people who were the bad guys and would sit at the back of the church regularly going out to buy gum to suppress cigarette smell, now spending the whole service standing saying amen to the word.
The sermon Bro Jack preached on the last day “All things are ready let the fire fall” did something to the culmination of this revival. To tell you the truth. This last convention was the best convention I have ever attended in my short lil life. The young people, preachers, parents were quoting “let the fire fall”.
You heeded to God’s call to preach a sermon like that on a convention. Normally preachers preach on sermons of exhortation and blessing the people. But to preach what you did was just submission to the Holy Ghost. God bless you through ceaseless ages.
SON OF A KING
God bless you more and more, i was blessed with the way you ministered in songs and in preaching.
I really liked that Emmanuel song i cant stop it from playing in my head .
God add more spiritual and natural blessings unto thee.
we hope to see you soon in Zimbabwe.
“…let the fire fall…”
To God’s people
I have been really blessed by simply watching the DVDs of the convention in Zimbabwe. I would have wanted to be there but could not be. Nevertheless, the way you guys ministered was such a blessing. I praise God for the strength and gifts He has placed in His Bride. May God continue to bless you more and more and more and use you for His kingdom. To God be the glory.
Bro.Caleb, Sis. Rachel, & the Duff sisters: I was really blessed by ‘I give you more’, and surely that has become my one and most earnest desire. God bless you
Words alone cannot express my gratitude as to what our Good Lord has done and is still doing for me since you preached your last sermon at the convention’All things are ready,let the fire fall.’That sermon really did something to me. It has become a stepping stone in my new walk with Christ,because from thereon, my life has never been the same. I now know what it is to be a real born-again youth. After your message,the youth meeting we had with Br Wisper and the youths from the U.K had a huge impact on me. I just thank God for using you as a vessel to minister unto us,in both preaching and in song. May God richly bless you in your ministry!
God bless you so much Bro Jack. Your stay with us this weekend in Tema,Ghana was such a blessing. The whole weekend with you was such a blessing especially for the young people of the Vertical Centre Restoration Tabernacle in Tema Ghana. God bless you and your wife. I learned so much from you from the outing we had with you when we went for the youth trip.
God gave a gift to the young people in the bride world when you were born. A brother who encourages and lifts people up especially we the young people. Brother Jack you are someone who spends energy on others rather than himself, who touches each life he enters & makes a difference in the world. May the love you have shown to every young person in the message of the hour return to you multiplied. Thanks so much for your time spent with us in Tema, Ghana. Thanks so much for the songs you sang especially the song AWESOME. It was such a blessing. My Life is changed after this past weekend with you. God richly bless you real good. Amen
Church, God bless you. The message on Sunday, August 5, 2012 that service was so good. I listened to it again and I also listened to Bro. Smiley and Bro. Diggs over again. Notice all 3 brothers spoke about giving more to God. God is trying to get us to see something. What I see is the law of reaping and sowing is so powerful. It does not only apply to a Christian, but to a sinner as well or who so ever will do it. I found out that Bill Gates is one of the most giving men in the world. He is also one of the richest in the world. We hear it all the time, we will reap what we sow. Galatians 6:7 speaks about this. All 3 ministers at sometime in their sermon spoke about tithes and offerings. I was so bless to here that and quickly my thoughts were directed to Malachi 3:8 which talks about robbing God. Think about it, robbing anyone or anything is bad. But robbing God is worst. We know what rob means. It is to steal or take something that’s not yours. Here’s a type. Let’s say that someone robs a bank gets all the money. When that same person goes to the bank to the bank to get some money, the funds are empty. The money supply is temporarily off. It’s the same with God. We can pray, pray, and pray, do good to people, help the sick or the aged people, but not paying tithes and offering. Your blessing will come up empty because heaven’s bank is closed to you. Say I offer 1 dollar every time in offering. I sowed 1 dollar and I will get one dollar in blessings as well. Not only in tithes and offering, but where we sometimes miss out on sowing and reaping is in another area. This applies to a person or someone we are doing wrong. It will come back on us. This is a powerful statement. Say we treat or wrong someone or treat them badly. Even if we repent and God forgive us, we will not escape the law of sowing and reaping. An example is what King David did to Uriah by sleeping with is wife. Sure David repented to and God forgave him but he couldn’t escape his punishment. He reaped what he sowed. God used the rod of correction. You can read it in 2 Samuel 12:10. What he did to another man’s wife, came on his house. Here is another example of when Jacob deceived Esau and stole from him the birthright and his blessing. In Genesis 27 Jacob reaped what he sowed. He deceived Esau,but his father-in-law Laban deceived him. It all came back on Jacob and you will find the story in Genesis 31:6-10. Always remember that no one can escape the law of reaping and sowing, because its God’s law.
God bless you,
Sorry once again, I got to comment on Sunday morning’s message. I will start out with what he said about fear, All I can say is that was God. That brother was all in my mind, all in my life, and all in my past,. Wow! To be honest, fear is a deadly weapon, that the devil uses against me. As a child I was very, very shy. I didn’t know how to relate to other children. I have always been a lonely person. Being lonely on a desert is bad, but being lonely in a crowd of 300 people is worse. Over the years I have been trying to shake it, I just keep having a hard time doing it. Please pray in that area for me..
I also enjoyed the brother comments on Daniel 3. Those 3 captives stood for God. They passed there test. Look at this type. They didn’t bow down to the king’s image, and we will not bow down to the devil’s worldly images. Because of there choice, the fiery furnace was heated up 7 times hotter than before. Because of our decision to stand for God, our test will be 7 times harder than before we were Christians. Notice they fell down bound into the furnace. When the king saw them, they was loose and walking around having a good time praising God in the midst of the furnace. They were not alone as Jesus was in the house or test, Jesus said I will never leave you or forsake you. Sometimes the devil just might bind us up in a trial. Just remember this one thing, in the midst of tribulation we will walk out of that test or trial victorious. I always wonder why Daniel was not in the fire furnace. That was not his test. His test was different from the rest of the believers. His test was in the lions den. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego was in the lions den test. Every believer will have different test from each other.
I would like to briefly thank God, for his Word. This is the food that has been provided for us to eat. It is an evening time meal especially prepared for an evening time people. What a joy for we can never run out of this spiritual food. They ate MANNA all the way to the promise land and notice the MANNA came down in the evening time, you will find this in Exodus 16.It’s the same with us, we will eat heavenly food, all the way until we get into our promise land. What a blessing we got MANNA on books and tapes from God’s prophet who was an evening time prophet, with a evening time message, preparing to feed an evening time people. We also have God’s five-fold ministry in Ephesians 4;11 who continue to feed us out of the bible, along with the tapes and books.
Look at this. God is the master chef and He gives his menu to the other chefs that were hired and works for Him. They have their cooking degrees from heaven’s master cooking school. They season, dress, and serve the spiritual food to us sheep. They feed us according to our everyday needs. We are all eating sheep food, but we are different. I will use chicken here as an example, Some like it fried, some like it baked, some like it grilled, and some like it boiled. Our taste buds are different from one another. Keep in mind it’s the same chicken now. This is a type of the five-fold ministry. Even when looking at the 4 gospels, Matthew, Mark Luke, and John. They were all with Jesus and seen what he did, but they told it a little different. Why, because they were different from each other. Another example is Luke was the only one that mention the prodigal son in Luke 15. John started out in the beginning was the Word, Matthew started out with the generations of Jesus Christ. I trust you get my picture.
Another example is Bro. Branham was a major prophet and he did miracles and had visions. John the Baptist was also a major prophet and he did no miracles but did see visions. Both were major prophets. Elijah the Tishbite was a major prophet as well as the others. He did something different from the other 2 major prophets, All had the spirit of Elijah on them, but were still different from one another.
Now back to my type on the sheep as believers. Some like the Word preached in types only, some like the Word preached in a drama setting, some like it preached by reading a lot of verses, some don’t like all that reading, some like only one scripture read to them, some like to here only Jesus, some like to here Apostle Paul a lot, and some like to here Bro. Branham a lot. There is nothing wrong with any of these as this is called personal preference. As believers we all got different needs. Only God himself knows what we need.
See ministers, preach according to the ability that God gave to them. You will find that in I Peter 4;11 and it coincides with Ephesians 4;11 as well. Remember God is a God of variety. Imagine if there was only 1 tape to listen to. After a while we will get tired of hearing that 1 tape over and over. That’s why God had his prophet in this last day to store up over 1100 tapes. Wow, no other prophet did that. Paul wrote many letters, other prophets wrote too, but no one ever stored over 1100 sermons. What a blessing that is to us. In exodus 16:31 and 32. God told Moses to store up some MANNA to keep from generation to generation as a testimony that they were fed by God in the wilderness. With the bible, the tapes, and books, the five-fold ministry, we got a lot to eat on, I got a good appetite. Like a computer, I got a lot of memory so I can keep eating and eating,
Here is another type. Say I got 5 children. They all want some ice cream, One likes vanilla, one likes chocolate, one likes strawberry, one like cherry, and one likes banana. The flavors are different, but it’s all ice cream. Our churches are different. Maybe our rules are a little different, but we all believe the same God and we also believe the same prophet in this last day that God sent to us. It’s all about fellowship.
May God Bless You