I give glory and honor to God for His love and mercy in my life “46” years ago at the age of 17 and calling me through His grace! The Lord Jesus appeared to me in my hospital room after being unconscious for three days and spoke to me, “Son, you shall not die but live, and declare the works of the LORD!” (Ps. 118:17). I spent a total of 30 days in the hospital but was able to start school for my senior year. A year later and finishing high school in 1975 at the age of 18 I began to testify and share of His “divine intervention” in my life! I was spared not just for my life, but for my destiny!
I knew my calling was going to be different and these 45 years in kingdom ministry has been a long and arduous journey but thank God for “His joy all along the way” and knowing that the journey is the process and the reward! I count it all but loss to declare the excellence of the knowledge of Christ and to suffer the lost of all things. That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.” (Phil. 3:8,10)
My first ministry assignment after two years at Wide World Ministries bible school in Ft. Worth, TX. began in May of 1978 in my hometown of Stamps, Ar. I met and began meeting with 4 Black ministers for a whole year before we launched an assembly. Charles Thomas began with me and his dad and two other men of God and to this day Charles and I stay in touch with a 42 year old friendship. Since that day we have always worked with all brethren because there is no skin barriers in the kingdom, WE ARE ALL ONE RACE!!
I do not understand nor do I accept that any minister, much less sons and daughters of God, can have any racial bias or prejudice in their heart toward anyone or any people group. The horrible events of the last two weeks and the death of fellow Houstonian George Floyd leaves us deeply grieved at this senseless tragedy! No true kingdom citizen and saint should condone this and we should rise up as the people of God and walk in true love and peace with all men!
Since the events of the last three months or so, we have truly not “passed this way before”, and we have definitely entered the New Era and everything that can be shaken will be shaken. But only those things that remain in the kingdom will not be shaken! We must have true reformation and restoration of all things spoken by the mouth of all God’s prophets since time began! (Hebrews 12:26,27 and Acts 3:19-21). NOTHING SHALL REMAIN THE SAME! We must not remain the same, we must embrace this powerful new day in the kingdom of God!
Let’s not settle for less, let’s press more and more into the fullness of the kingdom and His glory in the Ekklesia!
Yours for the kingdom,
Jim Becton (1975-2020)
The left hates the church. This is fact and not fiction. You can count on them to use the coronavirus in an attempt to damage Christianity. Their ultimate goal is to sell preachers on a future church with a vastly decreased influence on the nation.
They proved both their hatred and their future plans by the way they closed the churches during this pandemic. They should have found a way to keep churches open, and they could have done so, easily: they found a way to keep “necessary businesses” like Planned Parenthood open.
But by not even trying to find a way, they made a very dangerous statement. The First Amendment to the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
It is illegal to prevent worship. If there was any way possible to allow churches to remain open safely…
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Wow, powerful word! Spiritual wickedness in high places will not prevail against the Ekklesia…
If this doesn’t cause the Church of Jesus Christ to arise, nothing will. Several weeks ago, I issued a warning that has now become painfully real. I predicted that the Democrats on the Left would use the pandemic to permanently control the church.
On May 1, I had written: “Long after the virus is no longer a viable threat, every State under Democrat rule will keep churches closed as long as possible. And even after they allow us to open, there will be permanent irrational limitations placed on us.”
And these were my exact words on March 15: “Few things are more dangerous right now than the state drifting from justifiable health guidelines into police brutality. Only a fool doesn’t know about the growing outright hostility toward Christians in the Blue states. Their mouths are watering at the prospect of shutting down churches. They are looking for any excuse, and…
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Remember when I told you this…a new kind of Christian leader will soon appear on the American stage. They will not fit any present mold. They will be the catalysts. They will usher in the next great awakening. They will appear because conditions will demand their appearance.
Consider how the coronavirus can be the pretext to change the very way churches and ministries operate. Even to the point of banning public gatherings.
In the next few years, you will likely see social media virtually remove all preaching. Not only that, but there will be a concerted effort to marginalize the church in ways you never imagined. Does that mean that Bible-based Christianity is over in America? Absolutely not! You watch: God will come out of nowhere to meet this threat.
A big difference you will see in the coming leaders is where they serve. A few of them will be…
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Sharing my friend Apostle Greg’s blog…
I have been saying for over a year that the Church needs to shut down and reset. We need to come to a collective conclusion we don’t have the expression we should have. We should all decide to seek God whole heartedly and come back, all on the same page, because the Holy Spirit led us together on the journey. Many are saying ‘reset’ and I agree. But how we do it is what is frustrating. A virus has forced us into a place instead of the Holy Spirit leading us. We didn’t decide to go seek God because we saw a need to do so. It’s like an afterthought since we are restricted, we might as well make the best of it. The word ‘reset’ means to bring back to a defined starting point, a zero point, to set again or to set anew. My fear is we might…
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