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Monday, June 23, 2014

Driven by God's Love

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by Pastor Tim Burt


This past week, we were privileged to have the greatest living Evangelist - Reinhard Bonnke at our church for five days. In my 31 years of ministry, never have I been more moved and stirred by the Spirit of God. He has preached to crowds of over 3 million people and had over 75 million recorded salvation throughout his ministry. He has now been called to preach to America and turn America's heart to the Lord.

We have a sanctuary that seats almost 3,000 people and our altar was flooded each service with people that either gave their life to the Lord or recommitted their life to the Lord. If someone did not know Jesus when they came in the door, they certainly did know Him when they left.

There is something so very special about those that live their life so utterly dedicated to the saving of souls. They, maybe better than anyone else, see how much God loves every human being. They see how everyone's lives have been touched and tainted by sin and hurtful circumstances. They don't see the sinner or unbeliever as someone to be disgusted with or having a disdain for.  They think in their hearts Except for the grace of God, that would be me. They think about how their own life lacked direction, purpose, and significance. They think about how God lifted them from the power of darkness, confusion, and wandering aimlessly through life and lifted them into His love, forgiveness, and a purpose-filled, blessed life. They want that for others. They are driven by it. And they inspire other Christians, reminding us of the gift and good news of Jesus that God has allowed and commissioned us to share with others.

To think that we can be used to introduce others to the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ and then watch their life become new in Him is the greatest miracle of all. I was one of those people in 1977. That sounds like a long time ago but to me it was like yesterday. That person that shared Jesus with me—Sharon—sharing Jesus with me changed my entire life. In more ways than you could believe.

I am posting you a link to watch to see who Reinhard Bonnke is. You have to watch it. Please, I beg you to!  It is the most amazing video you will have ever seen. No where in history will you ever see more people assembled to come and hear the gospel. When you see this sea of people it might make you cry. Your tears will be from the glory of God manifesting before your very eyes and touching your heart.

I am also giving you the link to these services where you can watch them. When you go there, click on "GUESTS" and you will see the videos there. Nothing matches being physically at these services where you also experience the presence of God. To be there is another experience entirely. But you will be moved by his messages and I pray that you will watch them and be stirred in your hearts from them. You will be hearing and seeing more of Reinhard Bonnke. His presence in America will not go unnoticed. I thank God for this man's ministry and for stirring me even more about reaching people with the love of Jesus. I have been writing Fresh Manna for this past 14 years driven by that very thing. And my fire for reaching others is brighter today than when I started. You are a light and I pray that you will allow God to stir you so that you also will be a vessel to touch others with the love of Jesus! God bless you!

2 Corinthians 5:19-20 (NIV) "God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God."

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In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt
 


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Saturday, June 07, 2014

This is Funny! "We Are in Trouble"

Fresh Manna
by Pastor Tim Burt
How about a little bit of humor this weekend. After all, Proverbs 17:22 (NIV) says, "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."
Someone sent this to me and made me laugh! I am hoping it will make you laugh also! Laughter is good! oh oh
"WE ARE IN TROUBLE" 
If you didn't know before, you do now... We are in trouble!
The Population of this country is 310 million. 160 Million are retired. That leaves 140 million to do the Work.
There are 85 million in school. Which leaves 55 million to do the work.
Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal Government.
Leaving 20 million to do the work.
2.8 million are in the armed forces preoccupied With killing TERRORISTS. Which leaves 17.2 Million to do the work.
Take from that total the 15.8 Million people who work for state and city Governments. And that Leaves 1.4 million to do the work.
At any given Time there are 188,000 people in hospitals. Leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.
Now, there are 1,211,998 people In prisons.
That leaves just two people to do the Work. You and me.
And there You are sitting on your butt at your computer, reading jokes.
Nice. Real nice.
Smile and have a blessed weekend!
In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt
 

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A Critical Sign of the Last Days

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by Pastor Tim Burt


If you have ever gone to any professional sporting events, they are fun and exciting but not easy to get into or cheap. Finding parking can be a challenge and represent a significant walk and expense—maybe twenty dollars or more just to park. The game tickets can cost fifty to hundreds of dollars. You may be paying six to eight bucks for a hot dog. To do something like this as a family event may cost you hundreds of dollars. I am not saying any of this is bad. To the contrary, these events can be a lot of fun. I've watched the Vikings play and heard the roar of the cheering and excited crowds. That’s why these stadiums are packed out despite the cost and energy it takes to participate in them. Even during the recent years of recession, the stadiums were packed at prices that I never would have believed could be sustained.

Every day that passes we approach the second coming of Jesus Christ. We are now in what many if not most Christian leaders call, The Last Days. How long are the last days? That’s hard to speculate. The Bible teaches that God is patient for mankind to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Yes, He is patient, but there will come a day when that time of patience ends just as it did when the door of Noah's Ark was closed. The Bible has a lot to say about those days. In 2 Timothy 3:1 (NLT) it says: “You should also know this…that in the last days there will be very difficult times.” The Greek Word difficult means perilous—many devastating events occurring in the earth. But it means even more. It means that what is going on—the evil and lack of living for God will reduce the strength of people to resist evil. It means that the increase of the evil of the day will diminish not only unbelievers but believers strength to withstand the temptations that lead them to violate God's word and instruction for living. It then describes what many will become like in these last days—descriptions that are horrifying. One of those description says, “People will be… lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.”

I am not equating anything regarding these sporting events as bad. What I am asking is this: Is there the same excitement to know the God of creation and the Savior of mankind? People make excuses for why they can’t come to church yet they go to extraordinary efforts and expense to make time for the things that represent pleasure in their life. That is a sign of diminishing strength. They say they don’t have money—except maybe token gifts of change to give to God or good works—and yet they’ll spend enormous amounts of money on their pleasures. That is a sign of diminishing strength. Jesus predicted that. He said, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” People put their time, effort, and money into what they value. They don’t have time to pray or read their Bible or engage in something that lifts their heart toward God in the morning, but they will expend time and money to pick up a newspaper, watch a morning talk show, connect to the Internet and social media, and make a quick stop at Starbucks.

I say none of this to condemn. None of these things are inherently bad or evil. The Bible says that “God richly gives us all things to enjoy.” But even though He doesn't mind if we have things and enjoy them, He doesn't want things to have us—to dominate our thinking and pleasures only to diminish and supplant our craving and love for Him and His plans.

Can we return to our knees? Can we honestly open our heart to God? Can we ask Him to strengthen us to live for Him and have evidence of it in our life? Things are okay when and only when our focus is God and His plan for us is the center of our life. If we return to our knees with sincerity, openness, and repentance if necessary, then He can refresh our love and impart His strength and a renewed focus to live for Him.

Matthew 6:33 (NIV) “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well"

In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt
 


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