JESUS SAID IN: LUKE 4: 18-19
"THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS ON ME, BECAUSE HE HAS ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM FREEDOM FOR THE PRISONERS AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT FOR THE BLIND, TO RELEASE THE OPPRESSED, TO PROCLAIM THE YEAR OF THE LORD'S FAVOR."
WE CONTINUE TO SEE THE HAND OF THE LORD MOVE IN A WONDERFUL WAY TO THOSE WHO ARE BEHIND BARS IN THE JAIL/S, AND HIS SPIRIT IS MOVING THERE IN A WONDERFUL WAY. AND TO THOSE WHO ARE POOR.
MY WIFE AND I WERE AT THE LOU STERRETT JAIL FACILITY THIS PAST SUNDAY, IN DALLAS, TX. IN THE WOMEN'S BLOCK. I DID THREE SEPARATE SERVICES THERE. WE SAW THE HAND OF THE LORD MOVE GREATLY UPON THOSE WOMEN HELD IN BONDAGE, NOT ONLY BY BARS, BUT BY THE DEVIL AND SIN! WE SAW BROKENESS, AND REPENTANCE, SALVATION, HEALING AND DELIVERANCE COME TO THESE WOMEN, AS THEY GAVE THEIR HEARTS TO CHRIST. WE HAVE SEEN NOW, OVER 8,500 PROFESSIONS OF FAITH IN THIS JAIL,BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, IN THE TIMES I HAVE BROUGHT THE WORD THERE.
MORE AND MORE I AM SEEING PEOPLE IN THE JAILS, AND STREETS, AND OTHERS WHO ARE SUFFERING IN SOME TERRIBLE WAY, (AND KNOW IT), COME TO CHRIST.
THE PROBLEM THAT I HAVE SEEN AS WELL, ARE THOSE IN BONDAGE "IN" THE CHURCH, AND ( 'DON'T' KNOW IT ), OR, DO NOT WANT TO GO ANY FURTHER WITH THE LORD!
THERE ARE THOSE AMONG THE CHURCH TODAY WHO FROWN ON SUCH MINISTRY AS WITH THOSE IN PRISON,OR THOSE ON THE STREET/S. THEY DON'T WANT TO GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY, OR HAVE SOME 'UNPLEASANT' EXPERIENCE. BUT, I REMIND THEM THAT JESUS HIMSELF, HUNG ON THE CROSS BETWEEN TWO THIEVES, MEN WHO WERE "IN JAIL."
ONE OF THESE MEN, A CONVICT, WAS GIVEN FORGIVENESS AND PARDON, AND SALVATION THAT DAY, BECAUSE HE LOVED THE LORD, AND CHRIST SAW THAT IN THE MANS HEART HE WAS GENUINELY REPENTANT FOR HIS SIN. THE OTHER MAN, 'HURLED INSULTS,' AT THE LORD. ALL THOSE WHO SCOFF AND MOCK THE LORD, AND HIS SERVANTS, AND HIS WORD, WILL BE DESTROYED. NOT SO, WITH THOSE WHO LOVE THE LORD, THE TRUTH, AND PUT IT IN TO PRACTICE. THEY WILL SIT AT THE TABLE OF THE LORD, AND FEAST!
THE APOSTLE PAUL, WAS ALSO A "JAIL BIRD," IN FACT, HE WROTE MOST OF THE EPISTLES WHILE IN PRISON.
IT IS SAD, PERHAPS TRAGIC, WOULD BE A BETTER TERM. THAT THE CHURCH FOR THE MOST PART, IGNORES THE 'MINISTRY OF CHRIST' TO THE POOR, THE DIRTY, THE HOMELESS, AND THE PRISONERS, THE WOUNDED, AND NAKED, AND FOCUSES ON THOSE WHO ARE NOT AS "INCONVENIENT," TO MINISTER TO, OR, JUST PLACES THEIR FOCUS 'UPON THEMSELVES!' OH WE ARE BECOMING A SELFISH PEOPLE.
I KNOW IN MY OWN LIFE AND MINISTRY, PRISON WORK, "IS NOT MY CALLING," IF YOU WILL. I KNOW WHAT THE LORD 'HAS CALLED ME TO DO', THAT IS, IN TERMS OF WHERE THE STRONGEST POINT OF MY LABOR/S IN THE WORD, AND MINISTRY OF THE WORD, AND ANOINTING ARE AT.
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET WHAT THE LORD TEACHES US IN ( MATTHEW 25: 31-46 ).
"But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.
"All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.'
"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink ?
'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
'When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?'
"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'
"Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels ; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.'
"Then they themselves also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?'
"Then He will answer them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.'
"These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
DEAR ONES, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS.. WHAT OUR LORD IS SPEAKING OF HERE, IS NOT JUST SOMETHING TO GIVE THE CHURCH ANOTHER, 'FOOD BANK AND CLOTHES' MINISTRY. WE NEED TO FEED THE HUNGRY AND THE POOR, YES! THIS IS NOT SO THE CHURCH CAN SAY, 'WE HAVE A PRISON MINISTRY.' WE NEED TO GO TO THE PRISON'S..YES!
ALL THESE THINGS THE LORD SPOKE OF, ARE TO BE 'AN EXTENSION OF HIS LOVE' THROUGH US, TO THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED. WE 'MUST SEE THAT', AND MEET THE NEEDS OF THE POOR, OR WE ARE NOT THE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, NOT THE TRUE REMNANT THE WORD OF GOD DESCRIBES, INSTEAD, WE WILL BE A FAT OVERFED USELESS PEOPLE FILLING PEWS! NEVER GOING OUT! BUT, ALWAYS LEARNING, AND NEVER COMING TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH!
BUT DO NOT FORGET THE 'SPIRITUAL SIDE' OF THE LORD'S TEACHING TO US EITHER.
BELOVED, THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE 'HUNGRY,' FOR THE WORD OF GOD, AND HIS FELLOWSHIP, AND COMMUNION. THEY NEED THE MINISTRY OF THE PURE WORD OF GOD, BREAD TO EAT, MEAT FOR THE SPIRIT. THERE IS NOW A,"FAMINE OF THE HEARING OF THE WORD OF GOD," IN THE LAND, IN THIS NATION, IN THE CHURCH!
( MATTHEW 5: 6 ).."BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, FOR THEY WILL BE FILLED." ( JOHN 6: 35 )..."THEN JESUS DECLARED,"I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE. HE WHO COMES TO ME WILL NEVER GO HUNGRY, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME WILL NEVER BE THIRSTY." ( 1 CORINTHIANS 10: 17 ). "BECAUSE THERE IS ONE LOAF, WE WHO ARE MANY, ARE ONE BODY, FOR WE ALL PARTAKE OF THE ONE LOAF. AND THIS BREAD, THIS LOAF, IS CHRIST!
THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE 'THIRSTY,' FOR THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THEY HAVE BECOME DRY AND CALLOUS, OR PERHAPS NEVER YET BAPTIZED IN HIS SPIRIT AND FIRE, OR TAUGHT THAT THEY SHOULD BE, AND NEED A REFRESHING IN THEIR OWN LIFE. THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER TASTED OF THE LORD,THEY DO NOT YET KNOW HIM. THEY NEED THIS WATER! THEY NEED THIS SPIRITUAL DRINK FROM HEAVEN!
( JOHN 7: 37 ). ....."IF A MAN IS THIRSTY, LET HIM COME TO ME AND DRINK. WHOEVER BELIEVES IN ME, AS THE SCRIPTURE HAS SAID, STREAMS OF LIVING WATER WILL FLOW FROM WITHIN HIM." ( JOHN 4: 13 ).."JESUS ANSWERED, "EVERYONE WHO DRINKS THIS WATER,(SPEAKING OF NATURAL WATER), WILL BE THIRSTY AGAIN, BUT WHOEVER DRINKS THE WATER I GIVE THEM, (SPEAKING OF HIS SPIRIT ), WILL NEVER THIRST. INDEED, THE WATER I GIVE HIM WILL BECOME IN HIM A SPRING OF WATER WELLING UP TO ETERNAL LIFE." THIS WATER OF LIFE IS CHRIST!
THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE 'STRANGERS,' TO THE WAYS OF CHRIST, AND THE DEALINGS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND EVEN TO THE WORD OF GOD, SOME ARE LOST, SOME ARE IN THE CHURCH, SOME ARE IN THE CHURCH LOST! THEY SIT UNDER A DEAD DRY RELIGIOUS ATMOSPHERE, WHERE THE PURE WORD IS NOT TAUGHT, AND 'CERTAIN PARTS,' ARE LEFT OUT, SO TRADITIONS CAN BE TAUGHT AND MAINTAINED, OR THEY ARE AFRAID OF THE TRUTH THAT EXPOSES THEIR SIN, AND CUTS TO THE HEART AS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD! THEY NEED TO BE EDIFIED. THEY NEED TO BE INTRODUCED TO CHRIST!
( 1 CORINTHIANS 1: 27-31 ). "BUT GOD CHOSE THE FOOLISH THINGS OF THE WORLD TO SHAME THE WISE; GOD CHOSE THE WEAK THINGS OF THE WORLD TO SHAME THE STRONG. HE CHOSE THE LOWLY THINGS OF THE WORLD, AND THE DESPISED THINGS-AND THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT-TO NULLIFY THE THINGS THAT ARE, SO THAT NO ONE MAY BOAST BEFORE HIM. IT IS BECAUSE OF HIM THAT YOU ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO HAS BECOME FOR US 'WISDOM' FROM GOD- THAT IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, AND REDEMPTION. THEREFORE AS IT IS WRITTEN: "LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD." THIS 'WISDOM,' TO THE STRANGERS, IS CHRIST!
THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE 'NAKED' BEFORE THE LORD, IN THE 'SPIRITUAL SINCE', I.E. BROKEN, WOUNDED, CONTRITE, NEEDING THE ROBES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS PLACED ON THEM, THAT ONLY COMES BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH, AND REPENTANCE.
( ROMANS 13: 13-14 ), " LET US BEHAVE DECENTLY, AS IN THE DAYTIME, NOT IN ORGIES AND DRUNKENNESS, NOT IN SEXUAL IMMORALITY AND DEBAUCHERY,NOT IN DISSENTION AND JEALOUSY. RATHER, CLOTHE YOURSELVES WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND DO NOT THINK ABOUT HOW TO GRATIFY THE DESIRES OF THE SINFUL NATURE." THEY NEED TO BE 'CLOTHED IN CHRIST!'
THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE 'SICK,' PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY, THEY NEED THE ANOINTING OIL OF THE HEALING HAND OF THE GREAT PHYSICIAN.
( MATTHEW 8: 16-17 ). "WHEN EVENING CAME, MANY WHO WERE DEMON- POSSESSED WERE BROUGHT TO HIM, AND HE DROVE OUT THE SPIRITS WITH A WORD, AND HEALED ALL THE SICK. THIS WAS TO FULFIL WHAT WAS SPOKEN THROUGH THE PROPHET ISAIAH: "HE TOOK UP OUR INFIRMITIES AND CARRIED OUR DISEASES." THE HEALER IS CHRIST!
THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE IN 'PRISON,' CARRYING BURDENS, BITTERNESS, UNFORGIVENESS, A YOKE OF BONDAGE, OR ADDICTION TO A SIN, SOME LIVE IN BLACKNESS AND FEAR, WHILE IN THE CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY, SOME ARE THE 'STRANGERS,' THAT HAVE NEVER YET COME TO CHRIST, THEY NEED TO BE SET FREE.
( PSALM 107: 20 ). "HE SENT FORTH HIS WORD AND HEALED THEM, AND SAVED THEM FROM THEIR DESTRUCTION'S.." THIS WORD IS CHRIST!
WE 'ALL HAVE A COMMISSION FROM THE LORD', TO "DO THE WORKS HE DID." THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN "BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT", CAN ALL WALK AS JESUS WALKED, AND SERVE THE LORD WITH THE POWER AND THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO JUST THAT! YOU CAN, BY FAITH, AND THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!
( MARK 16: 13-20 ).. They went away and reported it to the others, but they did not believe them either. Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen. And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. "These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover ."
So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.] [And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation. ]
AND YOU CAN OVERCOME ALL THE OBSTACLES OF FEAR AND UNBELIEF IN YOUR LIFE AS WELL, ANYTHING, AND EVERYTHING, THAT HINDERS YOU FROM LOVING AND SERVING CHRIST! BY FAITH, AND BY PRAYER!
I REMIND YOU OF WHAT THE LORD TEACHES US IN ( MARK 11: 22-25 ).
And Jesus answered saying to them, "Have faith in God.
"Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.
"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.
"Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.
["But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions."] ( KJV ).
PRAYER AND FAITH, ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS... TRUE INTERCESSORY PRAYER! PRAYER THAT REALLY REACHES THE EAR OF GOD! PRAYER THAT LAYS HOLD OF THE HORN OF THE ALTER! THAT WON'T QUIT, WON'T GIVE UP, PRAYER THAT PRESSES IN AND BELIEVES GOD, NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES, OR FEELINGS, OR PERSECUTIONS! PRAYER THAT HAS FAITH!
THANK GOD HE ANSWERS PRAYER!
WE ALWAYS PRAY FOR THOSE IN THE JAIL/S, AND 'ALL' THOSE WE MINISTER TO, IN EVERY SITUATION, EVERYWHERE WE GO, IN THE CHURCH, OR IN THE STREET. THAT GOD WILL DO A MIGHTY WORK IN THEIR HEARTS AND THEIR LIVES, THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT GO BEFORE US AND PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD. THAT EVERY BONDAGE BE BROKEN, AND THE LIFE OF CHRIST WOULD BE MANIFEST. IT IS CHRIST, WHO DOES THE MINISTRY!
AND I SAY WITH THE APOSTLE PAUL IN ( EPHESIANS 6: 18 ).
Eph 6:18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
AND I ALSO 'ASK OF YOU' AS PAUL DID IN VS. 19-20.
Eph 6:19 and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,
Eph 6:20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
BELOVED, I AM NOT IN THE CHAINS OF A ROMAN PRISON CELL, BUT AS PAUL, I AM AN AMBASSADOR OF CHRIST, AND I AM CHAINED TO HIS HEART BY GRACE AND LOVE THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD. AND I ASK FOR YOUR CONTINUED PRAYER.
FINALLY... "BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN HIS MIGHTY POWER, PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE YOUR STAND AGAINST THE DEVIL'S SCHEMES......." ( EPH: 6: 10-11 ).
WE HAVE "ALL" BEEN CALLED TO DO THE WORKS JESUS DID. DON'T LET SOME 'LABEL,' OR TITLE, GET IN YOUR WAY. DO NOT LET FEAR MINISTER TO YOU. GOD DID NOT GIVE YOU A SPIRIT OF FEAR, BUT OF POWER, LOVE, AND A SOUND MIND! ( 1 TIMOTHY 1: 7 ).
DO NOT THINK THAT THE MINISTRY OF CHRIST, IS JUST FOR THE "PASTOR," OR THE ONE'S WITH SOME SPECIAL GIFT! IF YOU KNOW CHRIST, AND ARE BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, YOU HAVE AN ANOINTING, AND GIFTS, AND ARE ALSO, "AMBASSADOR'S OF CHRIST! SERVE HIM IN THE WORD, AND WORSHIP AND PRAYER, IN YOUR SECRET CLOSET, FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM, LET HIM FILL YOU, AND MAKE YOU READY, NOW, FOR HIS MINISTRY TO OTHERS!
JESUS CONTINUE TO MOVE ON HEARTS!
HERE IS A LETTER WE RECEIVED FORM A DEAR SISTER, AFTER SHE READ THIS MESSAGE, AND THE LORD TOUCHED HER HEART.
Dear Brother Gary Kane,
Amen and Amen. Thank you for sharing this word from the Throne of God.
This is what I have been travailing over for my church and the Churches in this world. God is answering. He gave me this same word for my life and the Church I attend. I am praising God In Christ Jesus, for our church has begun to reach out to prisoners and prostitutes and the poor and the addicts more than ever. They are having a tremendous response to salvation at our church.
In prayer the Lord spoke to me to go into the womens prison and jails, and I am waiting on Him. Please keep me in your prayers. I feel an urgency to this call. I will speak to my Pastor soon.
Again, thank you
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