Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Harvest Is Great The Laborer's Are Few

The Harvest Is Great The Laborer's Are Few Lord Please send Laborer's.
God has called us to be a shining light in the midst of darkness. Never has there been a greater time to witness and to share the Love of Jesus Christ with others.
I find in this time of economic difficulty that people are looking for answers.
We as Christians have those answers. If we are willing to reap the harvest God will give it to us.
Two weeks ago, I asked the Lord to send those that are seeking him and that if he would send them to me I would speak on his behalf, while I was on my job at a customers site I went to wash my hands, to my surprise I found a young man next to the sink on his knees, I was not sure if he was praying or if he was sick. I said to him are you OK? He did not answer me but walked away. I said to the Lord that was strange, before I left this garage the Lord spoke to me and said "Give him a card to your blog site" I said to the Lord are you sure and he said "Yes"
I called the young man over and gave him a card, he glanced at it, and put it in his pocket. On the next delivery the young man found me and thanked me for the card. He said early that day that a man had told him that God had given a bible to give to him. We then started talking and asked him if he was saved, he said that he believed in God, I told him so does the devil, but he's not going to heaven either. I explained to him what salvation was, and asked him would he like to receive Christ in his heart? Shaking he said yes, and I lead him to the Lord. Right there in a parking lot. Later that day, I went to lunch and a young lady approached me at my table to take my order as we started to talk I asked her how she was doing, she proceeded to tell me not so good. She is a single mom, struggling to make ends meet.
As I started to talk to her about Jesus she started to cry and told me that her sister had been inviting her to church, but she just could not get the nerve to go. She told me that she prays at night for her and her daughter. I told her the answer to her problems was Jesus Christ. Within a short time I lead her to Christ. She was so thankful that she said would be attending church with her sister on Sunday.
God gave me a blessing that day, not just one but two. All because I asked him to send someone and I promised I would speak on his behalf. I challenge you today to ask the Lord to send someone for you too speak to. And watch what God will do.
God Bless all of You and a Very Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Love Letter To My Lord

It has been 15 years since I gave my life to the Lord. And every day of serving him has been my hearts desire. Its a joy like no other, the closer I get to him the more I am overwhelmed with his love. I never knew that there was such a love as this. When I preach his word my heart races and sometimes I have to stop. Because I start to cry because of the the power of the Holy Spirit and his love envelopes me and I can't help my self. I try sometimes to stop it but I cannot. God has given me his heart and it breaks when I see someone in bondage or unsaved or being tormented by the enemy with sickness. God has blessed me with his grace when I did not deserve it.
When I call he answer me, he is always there for me and waiting to teach me something new. God has given me the ministry of love and reconciliation and to share that he desires a relationship not religion. His love is the greatest thing that has ever happen to me. I know that I can never repay him, But I am going to give him all of my heart and I am going to spend the rest of my life preaching the gospel and sharing the love of Jesus Christ with everyone I meet. To not share this love that I have experienced with someone else would be the greatest sin that I could ever comment.
God I thank you for the experience of a life time. How can I express with words what you have done in my life, you are my King, my Lord, and my true Love. I bow on my knees before you, in submission of Love to honor you and protect your word, to serve with every breath that is in my body. For all that I am and all that I will be is because of you. This is My Love Letter to YOU!!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Patience & Perseverance

Please forgive me for taking so long to post!! But I have been learning patience and perseverance from the Lord. I recently left the church that I was attending for 2-1/2 years. This decision was not made through malice, or haste, or of any disagreements between brothers and sisters. But after many weeks of prayer, my Lord informed me that it was time to move on. I Loved this church, so it was not easy to make this decision. But I have to be obedient. Since this time I thought I knew what patience was, buy I now have a new understanding of this wonderful word.

This has been a blessing in my life, because it has freed me to visit other churches of different denominations. Which has been a blessing, I have learned something that the church is indire need of help!! Congragations that were once overflowing have now become scarce. Everywhere we go we are asked to stay and to help with there ministry. But the Lord has not told me to stay. I know that God has prepared a ministry for me and my wife. It's hard for me to say No because I love all of these people that I come in contact with, because they are my brothers and sisters in Christ. But I have too be patient.

James tells us in 1:4, but let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and intire, wanting nothing. I have been offerd a position to be a pastor of a english service, that will be starting new. Even though this seems like the answer to my prayers I am being patient and waiting to hear from the Lord. I have heard many Christians say, don't pray for patience but I have corrected them, in love and have told them that patience is a blessing from God, and that patience produces perserverance. Just think if God didn't have patience with us there would be no grace. What if Jesus had no patience and decided that he wouldn't go to the cross, patience is love. Because we learn that we have to be patient with our brothers and sisters, those that are not saved yet and those that don't come to church.

I pray that all would learn to be more patient and the blessings that patience will bring into our lives as christians.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Love Of Forgiveness

There is true Love in forgiveness. It is easy to go to church and to hear sermons on forgiveness, but the true test of your Love comes when people offend you. Our first reaction to offenses is ususally to lash out in anger, or to get even. We know that this is how the world acts. But we are no longer of the world, we are children of the most high God, created in his image and likeness. Why then is it so hard to forgive when we feel we have been wronged? It's called the flesh. We have to crucify the flesh. Jesus, even though he never sinned and he did everything that the father asked him, and he ministered to the people's needs. Yet they still hated him and crucified him, and even his friends like Judas betrayed him. Peter denied him. And at one point he was seperated from the Father, yet he said forgive them Father for they know not what they have done. It should be easy to forgive others as Jesus did. But it's not!

I tell you that we must forgive, there is no other time that you reflect the image and the likeness of your Father than when you choose to forgive. Because God forgave us when we didn't deserve it.

Mathew 6:14-15
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Mark 11:25-26
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Luke 6:35-37
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Even though at times it seems like this is the hardest thing that we will ever have to do, trust in the Lord and his Word, and let the Holy Spirit lead you into this blessing that is called forgiveness. I think we expect this kind of thing to happen from people that are in the world, but it shocks us and hurts us most when it comes from fellow christians and even ministers. But we have to rememeber that no-one is perfect and that we all make mistakes. How many mistakes did you make before you knew God? and how many are we still making now, yet our father in heaven who loves us, forgives us when ever we ask and repent of our sins. Forgiveness is a blessing that teaches us no matter what anybody does to us, the Love that God has placed in us can cover a multitude of sins. So Choose this day to forgive any and every person that has ever offended you past or present.

Ephesians 4:32
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

God Bless

Friday, August 22, 2008

Let's Go Fishing

Mathew 4:19
18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." 20At once they left their nets and followed him.

Jesus say's follow me and I will make you Fisher's of Men. All of us that are saved are now Fishermen & Fisherwomen. When is the last time you went fishing? Not long ago, I was going down the road in my truck and was praying and I said to the Lord, "Lord you said you have made me a fisherman, I want to go fishing today."
The Lord answered me and said "I will send you the fish, but you have to know what bait to use." While I was making a delivery at a Walmart Store, I was filling there oil tanks the manager was standing there, the Lord spoke to me and said here is your fish. I asked him Lord how Can I catch him? What bait should I use? The Lord said to me "Wait and you will see." As I was watching him he pulled a cigarette out of his top pocket. While he was lighting it, I noticed something on his forearm was a tattoo of a giant cross immediately God spoke to me and said there is your bait. I said to the man WOW you must really Love Jesus, dumb founded he said to me, Why do you say that? I said, you must Love Jesus to go through that much pain to put the cross on your arm. I told him I don't know if I could do that. He stamered and said, Yes I Love the Lord. The fish had taken the bait. Then in order to set the hook I then asked him where did he go to church? He put his head down and said he wasn't worthy to go to Church, that he would not fit in with the Church people. At that time I knew I had me a fish. A good Fish, and so I started to reel him in. I told him the Gospel Message, and how Jesus died for someone just like him. He said, He never had someone explain it so simple to him. He started to cry. It was now time to bring the fish in the boat. I asked him if he would like to receive Jesus Christ in his heart, he said yes. And I lead him in the sinners prayer.

Prices aren't the only thing falling at Walmart. People say it's too hard to witness. Witnessing is not hard. See you just have to Love to fish. God supplies the fish and the bait to make the catch.

So, I ask you when is the last time YOU went fishing? For that matter, it's time I go fishing again too.

I know this is a message that you need to catch, As I was writing this post the electric went out, and I just knew I had lost what work I already inputed. But because our God is so Good, when the power came back on and I signed back up it was saved as draft... Praise God!

Blessings to All ********* Remember Happy Fishing, don't let the big one get away!

Friday, August 15, 2008

A Parents Love For There Child

As I watched this video I couldn't help but to think about Mary, the mother of Jesus and also to think about mother's in general. How hard must it had been for this mom to give up her son. Even though everything that was told too her by God, still this was her child. She cared him for 9mths delivered him and then raised him, until he became a man. There's no greater Love than the love a parent has for there child.

This must of been hard for Mary considering that the bible doesn't mention Joseph her husband, after Jesus was teaching in the temple as a child. Joseph must of passed away making Mary a single mom. Mary started to struggled with the fact that it was her son that had to be sacrificed.

Matthew 19:28-30
28Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother[a] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 30But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

How hard it is to give up what we love. But in Mary's case she already had the promise from God. She only had to keep her faith in what God had told her. If it would of been up to Mary, Jesus would of never made to the cross. Because her Love for him was so great. This was her son. We could say the same for God, how great is his love for us, that he gave up the one thing that he loved the most, his Son.

John 3;16-17
16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[f] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

We Need A Shepard

Have you wondered why the lord refers to us as sheep? He refers to us as sheep 77 times in the New Testament. and many more times in the old. Recently the Lord spoke to me to preach on follow Me! And then on sheep, as I started to research every thing that I could find on this subject. I found something very interesting, everybody's favorite Psalm seems to be the 23rd Psalm. Its used more than any other at funerals, and quoted by song writers and even quoted by people that are not christians. But do we really understand what the Lord is saying to us in this Psalm? First lets talk about sheep so we can better understand. We are the sheep that he is refering to.

  1. Sheep need a shepherd, or they will get lost.

  2. Sheep are gentle, but not that smart. They easily get into trouble on there own.

  3. They are timid and fearful.

  4. Cannot defend themselves, they have no sharp teeth, no way to hide, and they cannot run fast.

  5. If sheep cannot find grass they will wonder, not thinking of the dangers that are awaiting them.

  6. They will put them selves into postions that will require them to be rescued or they will die.

  7. Sheep do not do well alone, they need to be in flocks.

  8. Wolves and Lions hunt them to kill and destroy them.

  9. Sheep cannot be driven like cattle they must be led.

Do you see yourself as a christian in any of these facts about sheep? Does scripture come to mind when we talk about the different attributes of sheep?

Now lets talk about following the shepherd that is:

  1. Sheep need a shepherd to follow and to protect them John 10; 11-16

  2. A shepherd will lay his life down for the sheep, he watches over them day & night and he never leaves them alone.

  3. He knows his sheep and they know him.

  4. Two shepherds can mix there flock together, hundreds of them, the shepherds can call out to the sheep and they will hear and seperate and each one will follow his shepherd, because they know him.

  5. If it is storming or storms come the shepherd hides the sheep in a cave, and guards the front of it.

  6. A shepherd will temporaily leave his flock if one gets lost to find it. Luke 15; 4-7

  7. Sheep are often put in a pen with no gate, because the shepherd is the gate and he guards them with his staff. John 10;1-9

  8. Sheep when they have been lead to green pastures will eat untill they are full and then lay down and rest in the fullness of the shepherds goodness and grace.

  9. Have you trusted the good shepherd to lead you to a life of peace?do you know him does he know you?

What the Lord is saying to us here in Psalms 23 and in so many other scriptures in his word, is that we need a shepherd to lead us, through this life. Even though we think we can do it on our own, like so many sheep do, we soon find our selves lost and in trouble, and in need of a rescuer.

He desires to bless us and to lead us to green pastures, where we can be full and rest. He also desires to take us to the still waters, so that we can drink in his goodness. When the storms come, he desires to shelter us. He guards us with his staff, when the enemy approaches and desires to devour us.

The good shepherd never leaves us nor forsakes us. And he never stops seeking those sheep that are lost. He says that he knows his sheep and they know him. and that we do not do well alone. we need a flock that is why it is important to get together with other sheep. church! Thank You Lord, that you choose to sacrifice yourself and lead us into a life peace and happiness.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Deceptions of the Enemy

In the times that I have been ministering, I have seen the deceptions of the enemy. Two of his greatest deceptions is fear, and keeping Gods children too busy. The devil will instill fear into a person, this fear is real, it grips them and makes them emotionally and physically impaired. During an altar call after the word has been preached the real battle begins. Because we know that we war not against fles and blood but against principalities and powers of the air. (Eph 6:12) The battle that we war is in the mind. The devil will use any means possible to tell people that they are not worthy, and we know that this is a lie. None of us are worthy, But because what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross, by shedding his blood he has made us all worthy. He tells them that they are the only one that is different, and that they do not belong, and that they should not be there in the first place. Why would God want you, you have done so many things wrong that you have lost your opportunity and God doesn't want you. Another Lie. For God tells us that he does love us uncondtionally and he takes us just the way we are. So many people think that they have to clean up there life first, but we know this is not so, because if we could clean up our own life we would not need God. And that would be works, and were not saved by works but by Grace. (Ephesians 2:8-10) The other fear that he hits them with is embarrassment, he tells them don't go to the front, everybody will look at you, and judge you, and know that you are a bad person. But what people don't realize is that God has made provision for all through his son Jesus Christ. And there is therefore no condemnation (Romans 8:1) to those that are in Christ Jesus. So if you are out there and your reading this God has lead you to this message. Be encouraged for you are truly loved by the God of heaven and earth. And he DOES except you, just the way you are. Come as you are and recieve his mercy, love, and grace today. God has made his gift of salvation simple the devil has tried to make it complex and conditionary. But the bible says if you will profess with your mouth or speak that Jesus Christ is Lord and ask him to come into your heart you will be saved (Romans 10:8-13). Now if you have said this prayer, know with confidence that you are saved. And NOTHING, but NOTHING can take it away. (romans 8:35-8:37-39) Second tool that the devil uses is on God saved children. and this tool is used to convince christians that they need to stay busy, working for the Lord. But what happens we get so busy that we neglect our family's, even though we think we are doing right we are actually doing wrong, this is the deception. You can stop this deception by resting the way that God set and example for us when he rested, for we know that God doesn't need to rest. So we need to dedicate ourselves to love our families and our neighbor's ourselves.

God Bless you all!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"Lets Take A Journey And Discover The Bible Together"

Men have expressed to me a desire to read the Bible and to connect with God regularly but they just don't know how to go about it. Or they could use some motivation to get started.
Does this Sound like someone you know?

Let me ask you a question, between work, church, and your family and with so many other responsibilities that we have, Question: When and Where do you find time to read God's Word.
The answer to this question is we have to make time. In order for us to have a relationship with God we have to spend time in his word. He has so many things he wants to teach us and tell us, and God does that through his WORD. You will see that if we take time to spend in his word your life will start to change. And the way we act and react in life will be different.

As Christians this is a necessity, most of us desire to grow closer to God. But in this busy world we live in we just have a hard time finding the time. Does this sound like someone you know??

So I started wondering, would it help you if we could do it "together" several days a week for a month or so? We could all follow a plan I'd provide so we're all reading the same portions of scripture at the same time. I'm thinking maybe we'd move through each of the main men of the Bible. Then we could come here and check it off our to-do list by posting an "I'm done" once we've completed the day's reading.
Then we can even share in the comments any questions, insights, or reactions we have to the readings. That way we can also learn from one another after we've read the text and reflected on it ourselves.
Along the way I would post some comments, some study helps.

So guys what do think, is this something you would be interested in?? And would this be something that would keep you accountable to growing in God's Word.
So join in and lets get started. Post a comment if you are interested.

The Lord has blessed you and made you a blessing.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

All Alone

I sit here in this place alone, No one comes to visit no one calls me on the phone. I sit here in this place doesn't anyone care, I sit here and at these four walls I stare.Why have they forgotten me and left me all alone, no one comes to visit no one calls me on the phone. Well I guess this is it, this is where I'm going to die, I feel so all alone it makes me want to cry. What have I done wrong? To sit alone in this place, I would give my last breath just to see a familiar face, I guess this is where life ends your left all alone no one comes to visit, no one calls you on the phone. I thought there would be more to life then to being left in this place, I thought my family cared but there too busy, there time they won't waste. And where is God in all of this? I'm so angry at him I shake my fist, God you said you loved me and that you really care, but you don't come around either, I guess your not real or your just not there. And then one day you just popped in, and asked me "How are you"! You look like you need a friend, you told me about Jesus and the love he has for me, you told me to give him my heart and he sould set me free, and now I have recieved him and I no longer feel alone, because inside my heart he has now made his home, so it's ok that no one visits, or calls me on the phone because I now have Jesus and know I'm not alone. Thank you that you took the time to come and visit me and tell me about Jesus and how he could set me free. Never again will I be lonely, the Lord is always with me, now I am happy and at these four walls I know longer stare, because of the Love you showed me I know Jesus was always there. And now I know someone really does care. God Bless you.

This is a poem written By Rev. Brad Hurley inspired by the Holy Spirit of God. The Lord gave me this poem to show me and others how lonely people are in hospitals and nusing homes, and people that are alone in there own homes. Notice that we need to go and take the message of Jesus Christ that he cares so that these people will see that they are never alone. The Bible says he will never leave us, nor forsake us. Let this poem be a blessing to your heart. Let the Spirit of God bring conviction to your heart to visit someone that is all alone. Take the good news of the gospel to them.

God's Love for his Children

God gave me a message while I was sitting in the living room watching tv, I knew that I was going to preach on sunday I took a moment and asked the Lord what do you really want me to say to your people. If this was the last message that I was going to preach and then I was going to die, what would you really want me to say! And God being faithful answered me, told me tell them this, Tell them that I love them, I'm always there, I have always been there, I love them so much, they are my precious children I have given everything for them, I know when they struggle and I care. I care when they hurt and I cry with them. I know when they make mistakes and I know when they are weak. I love them uncondionally cause they are mine. I am patient with all and my love is everlasting. And I have so much more for them that is coming. Do not worry I am here! I have not left no matter what. I have always been here and always will be. Time does not go by that I don't think about you! You are very important to me. I know when you have need. Cry out to me I am your Father and I desire to take care of you. And I will. Some have let you down, But I have not. Trust in me for my Lovc never ends. I have been there for you from the beginning and I care you are never alone. Share with me a life that never ends. Where there is no pain or sorrow, for I desire to hold you close forever. My arms are big enough to Love you always. Do not fret littleones, for your father cares for you and will never leave you as the world does. I am your strength, I know you and you are very special to me. Come unto me and I will care for you my little one, you have to just believe in me. I get excited when you get excited, I hurt when you hurt, I long for you to trust me, cry out to me and I will enbrace you, especially you! For you are my special precious child, that I Love more than anything. Trust in me, I care for you, I desire to give you my heart. Signed Your Father In Heaven That Loves You!!
Isn't it incredible that the God of this universe, who created Heave and Earth and all things in it, cares for you. And thinks more of you, than anything else that he has created. We have a Father that desires to have a personal relationship with you, one that is so presonal he leaves the door to his throne room open 24 hours a day, he never tires nor sleeps. His desire is YOU! You are blessed and you have been blessed to be a blessing to others. As you read this share the Love that God has for all his children, those that are saved and those that are lost. Be a light in a world of darkness. So that men that see your light shine will be drawn unto our saviour Jesus Christ. God Bless you, I hope this has been a blessing to you as it has been to me.
I would like to hear any comments you would like to share as well.

Thursday, June 12, 2008