June Twenty Two
Two Thousand Nine
Dear Pastor and friends,
In Matthew 4:19, the Bible records this request and promise from the lips of our Lord, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Luke 5:11, delineates the disciples’ decision, they “Forsook all, and followed him.” Their following was not necessarily a spiritual choice, but they were fascinated with Jesus and thought He would rule in Jerusalem or reign in Judea. They all followed Him faithfully until the Garden, and Matthew sadly states, “Then all the disciples forsook him and fled”(Matt. 26:56). In John 21:19, the resurrected Christ commands Peter to “Follow me!” According to record, he does follow faithfully all the way to a cross himself! What is the difference? I think it just might be what took place in John 21:15-19, the disciples received the Holy Ghost, and in Acts they were endued with power! The difference perhaps between following faithfully, sporadically, and outright forsaking, just could be the indwelling and filling of the Holy Ghost.
I am in a meeting this week in Rossville, Georgia, and last week we enjoyed a great revival in Benton, Arkansas. God met with us and we enjoyed His company!!
Sandy and I covet your prayers for our home and the ministry He has given. Thank you so much to all who continuously support this work of faith. Without your aid it would be nigh unto impossible. God bless you, and you are in our daily prayers.
Your companion in grace,