Greetings in the name of the Lord of Salvation, Jesus. Our Nashville Impact America Crusade with evangelist Tim Sutton was a big success! There is no better feeling than bringing hope and the power of the Holy Spirit to people who need them both.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you. — Isaiah 60:2, AMPC
People today live in a time of darkness, and this darkness sits upon them in a very gloomy and heavy way. As we went around the Nashville area handing out 5,000 flyers for the event, we came across many people engulfed in that darkness. One team member asked a young lady, “Do you have any hope?” to which she replied quickly, “No.” The team member proceeded to fulfill the second half of Isaiah 60:2 and allowed the glory of the Lord, thereby producing light and hope, to shine from him.
Such darkness IS the kingdom of darkness! It holds people in bondage, stealing their hope, joy, strength, happiness, and ultimately their will to live. We are in a battle between two kingdoms: the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of light. The souls of mankind are at stake. Humanists will have you think we should be fighting for world peace, stop hunger, or save the planet for future generations. All of these efforts are good causes and goals; however, these needs can NEVER be meet by mankind.
Humanism, in my definition, is mankind trying to do what he can’t possibly do, but thinking he is doing a good job. Only Jesus will be successful in accomplishing these goals.
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. —Acts 3:19-21
This time of restoration has begun for some things, but it is in the 1,000-year reign of Jesus in which “all things” will be restored. Such is the thousand years in which Jesus and His Church will rule justly; this time period, the Millennium, ends with the creation of a new heaven and earth where righteousness will dwell (II Peter 3:13).
Humanism revolves around man trying to solve man’s problems with man’s supply. People do it every day, even the members of the Body of Christ. We must remember we can do nothing without Christ (John 15:5), and we must cast our cares onto Him (I Peter 5:7). We must seek Jesus and His kingdom first, and then all our needs shall be meet (Matt. 6:33). We have to stay in the light of His glory, which is the Word of God and His Spirit. His Word is a light unto our path, and His Spirit guides us in all truth (Psalms 119:105; John 16:13).
As members of the Army of God fighting against Satan’s kingdom of darkness, this is all our reasonable service unto the Lord. It’s not about money or what we feel are atrocities or offenses; it’s about the souls of men and people understanding how much God loves them and has given to them; it is believing this and reaching out to receive Salvation from Jesus.
We cannot be effective in this battle without faith in the Word of God. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17), not hearing only but doing what it instructs us to do. First and foremost, that is to spread the Gospel of Jesus’ love.
The Impact America Crusade got the Gospel out to almost 1,000 people. We brought hope and love to many in darkness. Close to 100 people made a decision to accept Jesus, some for the first time, and others rededicated their lives. Thank you to all who were “doers” in this crusade by giving, praying, and volunteering. I was blessed to know that many of you who are connected with Prophecy and Promises showed out to help in this heavenly endeavor.
In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! —Luke 15:7
This Scripture let me know it was more than just me rejoicing, and you should rejoice as well, for rewards are laid up in heaven for you to draw upon now!
We are praying that all things you have need of will be added unto you. In Jesus’ Mighty Name!