Obedience in Oklahoma

Author unknown 1963
Author unknown 1963

I took this picture at the MLK Jr. memorial in Washington D.C. while I was walking the streets, equipping and edifying the body of Christ and evangelizing everywhere I went. The people from around the world that God permitted me to minister to engulf my memory every time I think about this quote. Thus I am constantly compelled to pray for them all to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ. Here in Oklahoma, although our time here has been short, we are already back in the kiln. It is God’s Word and His work of the ministry through our family that greatly encourages me to keep pressing forward to the people I have yet to meet that God desires for us to minister to as they minister to us.

God working through the body of Christ, along with the invitation and hospitality of the Brethren, we have been given such privilege and honor serving Him and them. We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods in the ministry. We do not try to trick anyone nor distort the Word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this (2 Corinthians 4:2). Yet it is as a result of such obedience I can say that we are literally living Matthew 10:5-42 & 2 Corinthians 4:1-18. Praise be to God! Please take a few moments to read these selected Scriptures so as to know what I am talking about and referencing.

From the preparations we took in February 2015 to go to Equip, Edify, and Evangelize Everywhere in Washington, D.C., to driving across the nation that had led us into the month of September 2020 being here in Oklahoma, our path has never changed. Our pursuit has always remained the same. You see, the work of the ministry that God does through our family is this: we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake (2 Cor. 4:5). Our aim has been this: We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry. In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind (2 Cor. 6:3-4). Yet we are not defending ourselves, but we are and will always be defending the truth of the Gospel. We must make known that we serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors (2 Cor. 6:8). Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything (2 Cor. 6:10). The American people have become the harden and stiff-necked Jews (Pharisees, Sadducees & Scribes) that we read about in the Gospels. We have spoken honestly with you, and our hearts are open to you. There is no lack of love on our part, but some of you have withheld your love from us. I am asking you to respond as if you were my own children. Open your hearts to us (2 Cor. 6:11-2) that we might continue with you, walking by faith and continue working out our faith with you in great fear and trembling so the ministering working with you might be cultivated, carried out to the goal, and be fully complete in the unity of our faith unto salvation, that we all partake in and claim the title “Christian” with enormous reverence and awe, trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation), timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ (Phil.2:12). We are fools for Christ’s sake and will always remain so in order that the wisdom of this world will be destroyed as a result of the wisdom from God (1 Cor. 1:20-21).

I personally have had many people tell me in the work place and in the church place what, when, where and how I should serve God. I have hundreds, if not thousands of firsthand accounts where people who claim the name of Christ use the deceitful schemes and methods willing to do anything for their own personal profit. Hudson Taylor said in his book “A Ribband of Blue And Other Bible Stories” in reference to not seeking the Kingdom of God first and foremost, “Alas, the counsel of worldly-minded Christians does far more harm than that of the openly wicked. Whenever the supposed interests of self, or family, or country, or even of church or mission come first, we may be quite sure of the true source of that counsel; it is at least earthly or sensual, if not devilish.” Through the power of God, the zeal of Christ and the convictions from the Holy Spirit I have confronted and called out the myriads of tricksters that are continuously inventing errors to mislead the Bride of Christ. Woe to them! Destruction is imminent! Beware brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God (Hebrews 3:12) for I was once under these same delusions myself before February 2015.

“For we determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”

The American Gospel that is presented in all shapes, fashions and forms to the church of America is heresy and wages war against the truth of the Bible. Mission work does not constitute of a missions board, a 501-c3 or even a successful business model. As we traveled and ministered, we had very little and accomplished GREAT and WONDERFUL works for the building of God’s kingdom and advancing His agenda. And when we brethren came to you, we did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For we determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. We were joined with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. Our speech and preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom or fancy social media campaigns, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of the power of God, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God (2 Cor. 2:1-5). And yet as a result we still see many of the brethren falling away from and missing the mark as they are deceived living content in their unbiblical and demonic compromise of the life that God has given them over to.

I say this my brethren to the shame of the churches in America of whom I rebuke. For those who refuse to stand on/by and live out the Word of God, examine yourselves to see if you are even of the faith. In 1 John 4:20-21 we read, “If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.” Combine this with the words of our Savior in John 13:34-35, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” To live with bitterness and unforgiveness and reject the one whom God has sent is to fight against God Himself. I am not convinced that there are many true believers in America anymore. The love of the brethren does not exist nation-wide but is in the few that God is still using where they are at. To those remnant, we will serve and to the hypocrites and deceivers, we’re coming your way!


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