Monday, August 22, 2005

Isaiah 61

Prayed over Pastor Art and Maryellen as they became leaders of an Open Bible Standard ministry in the Four Corners region of the USA. Revisited so many times that the page from Maryellen's Bible has fallen out.
To Bring Good News to the afflicted, to Proclaim Liberty, the radio minitry could do that, but we lost our sponser last year...
the ability to do better desk top publishing would help get the teaching out...we're working on that.
To proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners, to comfort those who mourn.
That "mandate" means more to us now because of the situation with our own son. We are more sensitive to the needs of the repentant and redeemed felon who faces a world of rejection, and to the mothers (family) of prisoners who live with shame and frustration. There is freedom in Christ for all, and comfort - 2Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. But we aren't sure how that will manifest itself in ministry.
Perhaps if we actually had a facility, a place from which to minister. A church were freed prisoners could feel safe and accepted, a church where mothers would get the word, your sons have value. Jesus valued them so much that He died on the cross for them. What greater value is there than that?
Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins, They will raise up the former devastations and they will repair the ruined cities.
So, Maryellen always sees "the mission" when she reads that verse. A facility established in 1952, where we first ministered when we came to this part of the world. There's a tiny church, a fellowship hall from which we could operate a soup kitchen (mutton stew and fry bread?),
offices, a workshop and store house, a few run down housing units, and room to expand.
But - it's not for sale, and we have no money...
Maryellen has seen the run down mission restored...and the vision returns everytime she hears Isaiah 61, But - it's not for sale, and we have no money.
We heard a teaching on Isaiah 61 this weekend at a prophetic event, a camp meeting on the Navajo Reservation. And we are still waiting for direction as to where Gateway of the Rock is
So, the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations - for all the nations - well, the Four Corners of the USA is a place of gathering of the Navajo Nation, as well as the Hopi, Ute, Apache, Hispanic and ofcourse those of us of European descent - a place where every knee shall bow and every tongue (many tongues) will confess - That Jesus Christ is LORD. Soon and very soon!


Blogger dailyread said...

Mission of Mercey

Do some legwork, my friend, and investigate the amount of money required to put this vision of the plane of reality.

I would be curious to know what this "mustard seed" might yield were it quantifiable.

As I linger in the words that maryellen writes, and I develop a sense of the calling your ministry has, I can't help but wonder at the mysterious workings afoot.

My request for a wishlist that might allow you to further your ability to minister is one of those opportunities that God presents with a Loving Heart. Do you think God would send you into battle unarmed?
Post the list, and post the amount of money required to purchase the mission. How else can you expect to give form and substance to your dream?

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Blogger Maryellen said...

we're trying to get the current information on the mission. our denomination (Open Bible Standard) has a team of retired persons who go from project to project to build and rebuild...the team would surely come out to Farmington if there was work to be done. Pastor Art will be spending tomorrow (saturday) with a local guy who is knowledgeable in the area of Christian Broadscasting out here.

9:06 AM  

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