Pioneering or Forerunning

This is so good by my friend Apostle Greg Crawford, and helps us understand more of what we’ve been doing… blessings and thanks Greg!

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Today as I got up, I started thinking on the life I have had of pioneering or forerunning. I used to think they were the same but after this morning’s reflections; I’ve concluded they are two completely different things.

When you are forerunning, you are announcing to a large group of people who are willing to follow you. Most forerunners have very large or sustainable congregations or larger groups of people already following them. The forerunner is only announcing to a group of people what has already been discovered. Generally, the forerunner is declaring revelation that has already been uncovered but is now finally ready to be received. The forerunner is not alone but has other forerunners to draw strength from. The forerunner looks extremely successful, supposedly has new revelation, numbers of followers, and enough funds to do the work. They seem to get great honor being a forerunner and…

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Celebrating “43”years of God’s (Amazing) GRACE!

Celebrating “43”years of God’s (Amazing) GRACE!

Celebrating “43” years of God’s GRACE!

Once again, as every year for the last 17-18 years or so, I testify to the grace of God in my life on that fateful night, June 7, 1974, when my life was changed dramatically!  As is my custom and I believe the instruction of My father, to remember as a “landmark” in this critical time of what He brought out of tragedy and used for the glory of God!  As a 17 year old, for many years I had no real understanding of the impact of that month I spent in a Shreveport, La. hospital, other than that it did bring a radical change to my life.  I knew I had been called out,  that my life would never be the same and that I would give my life in service to my King, my Savior and Lord and to His cause in the earth.

The interesting thing about this year that probably sets itself apart from the last several, is what I believe is a real spiritual significance of His timing and alignment in our ministry.  One of those significant things earlier this year is that I turned “60″ years old in January and felt a real shift for this new decade in my life, and to what He has called and commissioned in Pam and Me for a new season and destiny to be fulfilled!   Then I began to see the pattern and shift the Father was bringing for this year!  As of this May/June this year represents “40” years that I have been in active ministry in the body of Christ, and “35” years in full-time ministry!  After my car accident in 1974 and finishing High School in 1975, I went to the two-year school where my spiritual father, Dr. Mark Hanby, was pastoring and beginning Wide World Ministries training center in Ft. Worth, Tx.

Upon graduation there in May of 1977, I began my ministry as a Youth Pastor in June that year in Wichita, Ks. where my brother Gary pastored.  Due to some physical situations from the weather there and injuries I had experienced, I moved back to Ar. in January of 1978.  For the next 20 years or so, I pastored in my old home town of Stamps, Ar. for 3 1/2 years, travelled a year primarily in La. in evangelistic ministry and then by divine providence, met my beautiful wife Pam while pastoring in New Boston, Texas. (1978-1997)  We met in April of 1983 and married Sept. 3 and continued there for three more years.  We began two more churches and pastored another in Arkansas and Louisiana over the next 10-12 years before hearing the call of the prophetic and ultimately the setting apart unto the apostolic in 2000/2001.

In 1997, we began that transition into the apostolic when I was “40” years old, while we had established The Eagles’ Nest as a prophetic/apostolic training center in DeRidder, La. in the decade of the 90’s and begin travelling being invited to speak in prophetic meetings.  After being reunited with my apostolic father in the late 90’s, we were set apart in July of 2000 to begin our apostolic ministry!  After three years of transition from La. back to Texas, we spent about three years in Pam’s home town New Boston as we prepared to be sent to Houston, Texas.  In July/August of 2003, we moved to North Houston to begin our “apostleship of Grace” that we have now been involved in for almost 14 years.  What a learning and growth stage and curve it has been these years in Houston, as well as travelling the region and other states and internationally as well!

I’ve wrote all this and will now set up what I believe to be the purpose of these “60” years of my life!  Ironically, I was 17 at the time of my call being made known to me, and it has been “17” years since we were set apart into the apostolic, when I was “43” years old.  This year is “43” years since the accident and subsequent call and since our trip to Canada last month, Father has made known the purpose and theme for this coming New season and era for 2017!  Our theme verse for this new season and apostolic campaign beginning in July 2017/18 is the verse highlighted in the picture, Isa. 43:6b,7-  Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth– Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created  for my glory;  I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”   1) Created, 2) Formed and 3) Made.

In about a week or so, we will be unveiling our new overall theme and purpose for this next apostolic season, which will begin in July!  We will be announcing a special meeting in early July to launch this new campaign and believe that we will see a powerful impact for what He has called and commissioned for our region and for an “apostolic base camp!”  Pam and I are so thankful for what He has accomplished in these years and believe in my 60 years, 40 years of ministry, and 17-20 years being set apart unto apostolic ministry, that after these last 43 years, we are just beginning to see the mighty hand of God released in our vision, purpose and destiny!  Thank you all for your part in our lives and ministry!

YOURS FOR THE KINGDOM,

JIM AND PAM BECTON Ministry,
June 7, 1974- June 7,2017
43 years of God’s (Amazing) Grace!

FATHERS HEART HOUSTON/
EAGLES VISION UNLIMITED!

Apostolic Base Camps!

I was immediately struck with a spiritual thought when I saw that the Stoney Nakoda Resort was called the “Base Camp of the Rockies!” We have been talking about centered around apostolic Hubs and centers, the ABC’s of the apostolic campaign of Jesus Christ: An “Apostolic Base Camp!”

What is the ABC of the kingdom?

An Apostolic Base Camp is the place where the apostolic and prophetic leaders are set in place so that the sons of God, the saints of Jesus Christ, may be equipped, prepared, and trained so that they may be sent out up the “Mountain of the Lord” to advance the kingdom of God in all the earth!!

That’s when the Father calls all nations up to the mountain and establishes the House of the Lord (the church/ekklesia) on the TOPS of the mountains! It’s time to get the apostolic alignments for apostolic assignments in place so that these Apostolic Base Camps may come forth! Blessings, lessons learned from the Canadian Apostolic Base Camp!!!

Jim B.

Three Dimension of Grace!

The kingdom of God builds “grace upon grace!” Foundational grace empowers, second dimension grace raises up the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”
(Brings government… Grace, Government and GLORY…)
(John 1:16,17; Romans 5:1,2: Zech. 4:6,7)

Third dimension grace brings the GLORY OF THE LORD into the house!!

Psalm 84:11- For the LORD God is a sun and shield; THE LORD WILL GIVE GRACE AND GLORY: No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Col. 1:26,27- …the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed the make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the gentiles; which is Christ in You, the hope of glory…

Hebrews 12:28-  Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, LET US HAVE GRACE, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.

I. Peter 4:10,11- As each one has received a (true) gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold (multi-faceted, much-colored, many-sided) grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone serves, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Blessings,

Jim B.

Married to the Land!

THE LORD SAYS. .

FOR ZIONS SAKE. .I WILL NOT KEEP SILENT!
FOR JERUSALEM SAKE I WILL NOT KEEP QUIET UNTIL HER RIGHTEOUSNESS SHINES OUT LIKE THE DAWN!

THE NATIONS WILL SEE YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS AND KINGS YOUR GLORY!

AND YOU WILL BE CALLED BY A NEW NAME!
THE MOUTH OF THE LORD WILL BESTOW!

YOU WILL BE A CROWN OF SPLENDOR IN THE LORDS HAND!
A ROYAL DIADEM IN THE HAND OF YOUR GOD! ..NO LONGER WILL THEY CALL YOU DESERTED!
OR NAME YOUR LAND DESOLATE. .

BUT YOU WILL BE CALLED HEPHZIBAH!  (My delight is in her.)
AND YOUR LAND BEULAH!  (Married)

FOR THE LORD TAKES DELIGHT IN YOU!
AND YOUR LAND WILL BE MARRIED!

AS A YOUNG MAN MARRIES A MAIDEN..
SO WILL YOUR SONS MARRY YOU!

AS A BRIDEGROOM REJOICES OVER HIS BRIDE. .SO WILL YOUR GOD REJOICE OVER YOU!

The Lion, The Bear, The Giant And The King

Very good!!

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The Lion, The Bear, The Giant And The King
The LION could not prosper against David because David kept God in the supreme position in his life, in his thoughts, in his consideration.  David had to put his harp down and sing his praises out of breath while running toward the lion to do battle with the lion. The BEAR could not prosper against David because of the supremacy of God in David’s life. The GIANT could not prosper against David even though he came against David with the deadliest of weapons. KING Saul could not prosper against David even though he had supreme authority in the land. God’s supremacy was far greater than Saul and his army.
“Yet God is my king from of old, Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.” (Ps.74:12, NASB)


Marty and Kathy’s 8th Annual Conference
Kingdom Equipping Congress 2015
March…

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Predestined

Another great word by my friend, Marty Gabler!!

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There are people who wonder if they have been predestined to heaven or to hell. They wonder if they are struggling against an inexorable tide that is gradually pulling them under. Why don’t we look in the Bible? (Rom.8:29, NASB) “…those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son…” Yes, you are predestined. The Message translation puts it like this: “He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love Him along the same lines as the life of His Son.” If we will stay on the Potter’s wheel, like Jeremiah 18 suggests, Father will work in us so that we might experience the life and victories of His Son, Jesus.  We are praying you discover daily the love and grace of Father God forming you into the image of Christ.  (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO…

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