THANKSGIVING CHRISTMAS and a NEW YEAR
Early one morning, as I stood at the foot of the bed of Hubert Mitchel, my mentor, my eyes went from picture to picture that were pinned on the wall behind his bed. Pictures of Ministry victories that were orchestrated by our Lord in Sumatra, throughout Indonesia, India and across the United States. I was thanking God and I am right now,
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the Name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 7:17. I was thanking God for the privilege of knowing Hubert and the many times that I had heard the many miracles that God had done through his life. I was thinking, “ to God be the glory, great things he has done”. It was early in the morning and he soon awakened. I then stated my thoughts to him. His wrists were tethered to the bedrails. He strained against them in an effort to sit up and powerfully said. “ no John, great things HE is DOING”. Basically saying, now and into the future. Hubert went to be with Jesus three days later.
I was kneeling beside Jane's bed talking to a young man that was seated on a bed next to hers across from me. I saw Jane's lips moving and I knew that she was praying that I would present Jesus to him. I changed our subject and a short time later he was praying to receive Jesus. Jane was looking up with her hands raised and silently clapping before the Lord. A short time later, like Hubert, she prophesied to me. “ John, the Lord clearly showed me that you are going to see the glory of God in these coming days like you have never seen before. In 42 years of marriage she never missed when she said “God showed me”. Later in the day she said, “John, I just want to go to be with Jesus now” I said “you can go sweetheart”. I still don't know if I really meant that. God knows. But then there is
Isaiah wrote “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned”. Is. 9:2. For to us a child is born, to us a SON is given, and the government will be on HIS shoulders. And HE will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. Is. 9:6-7a. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Jane's Savior, Hubert’s Savior, My Savior, Our Savior. Because of the great things God is doing and because I am going to see the glory of God like never before, we are going to see thousands of people give their lives to Jesus in the near future, and throughout the
Last week I returned from Nepal. FFC will put together a team to train and present the gospel of Jesus to firefighters there in early May 2018.
Next week I will meet a team from New York city in Haiti. The scripture given to me for Haiti this morning was. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a
stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. Ps.8:1-2. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps.8:9
The main Ministry will be to children in Port-au-Prince on a nearby mountainside and at an English camp at Tabarre. I will have the privilege of ministering with Lizzie Sillcocks (daughter of Jerry Sillcocks FDNY) and two of her friends. Lizzie is entering medical school soon to become a missionary doctor.
Christmas will be spent with Pete & Kelly Dern. Pete is the firefighter from Fresno who was burned so badly in March 2016.
On December 27 God is allowing me to go to the central coast of Australia on a three week sabbatical.
On January 25 an FFC team will leave for the Philippines to train and present Jesus.
On April 4, FFC will be at Hume Lake for a five day retreat. We have over 50 people coming from other countries. Praise God.
Great things he is doing!!!!! You are going to see the glory of God like never before!!!!!
Praying for God's total and rich blessings on each of your lives. It is such an honor to serve Jesus with you.
Your brother in Jesus,