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Happy Father’s Day ! Have you told your Father that, yet?

I read an email this morning that got me to thinking about that question.

It went something like this;

Seems as if there was a dad and his son who just didn’t talk with each other a lot. {that sound familiar to anyone ?} Anyway, the dad decided he wanted to do something with his son and maybe build the relationship up some. So the dad decides to take the son on a weekend fishing trip. The son really could care less about fishing. He really had just as soon stay home and watch TV or play games. BUT, the son gave in and went anyway.

After the second day of little to no fish being caught and just as little conversation, the son writes out a note to his dad and tells him that he really did not want to be there and wanted to go home. The dad balled up the note, headed for the camp and they both went home, without uttering a word all the way home.

The son walks into the kitchen and the mom ask him why they are back. The son said that he had given his dad a note and his dad got mad and came home. The Mom looked at her son and said, “Your dad can’t read, dear”! The dad never had told his son about him not being able to read. The son never had taken the time to notice !

Communications between dads and sons don’t always go this way, but sadly enough more often, they do.

I have spent some time estranged from my own son, who doesn’t see eye to eye with me about God the Father. I never knew until about a year and a half ago that my son didn’t believe in God  and really had a sour taste about Christianity as a whole. WOW, what an eye open for me. I cried out to The Father, God of all Creation and said “now what”. I can’t talk scriptures to my son, because he thinks the Bible is a book of myths, made up to control other people. Father God told me to do one thing . LOVE him! I was to show the Father’s Love to my son!

Well, I admit it has been a rocky time over the last year and a half, but at least we are talking every now and then.

Life is TOO SHORT, to let little things become big walls between dads and their families.

Dads, pick up your phone this year and call your sons and daughters and tell them how much you love them. And while you are at it, God Loves KNEE-MAIL ! Give him a shout out this Fathers Day !

Love in Christ Jesus

Pastor Jake

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Testimonies from the Lakeland Revival !

This is a post for anyone who has actually been to the Lakeland Revival where evangelist Todd Bentley has been holding extended meetings now for 60+ days.

Whatever your experience in the revival was, positive or negative, we want to hear it! If you have actual documented proof of any healing and want to share it with the world, let me know in your post and I will contact you for that info.

PLEASE, do not post any second hand testimonies about “what you heard from someone else”. Only what you personaly KNOW to be the truth.

This post is limited to ONLY those who have been there and is not to be used as a “debate” post. Any post outside of an actual testimony WILL BE DELETED ! If you want to debate the revival there are a couple of places on this site already where you can participate in those type of discussions. Thanks for your cooperation in this.

Living Bread of Life Ministry is in no way connected with Todd Bentley or any of his associates. We are just asking for those who will, to share what you experienced in Lakeland .

Thanks and God Bless !

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An Observation about The Lakeland Revival.

I was watching last night, June 9th, 2008 and was somewhat suprised when David Tomberlane introduced a gentleman from Lebanon to speak. The gentleman was a spry 78 year old, I forget his name, and he gave a testimony about his life and how God had helped him in many area of life. It was pretty good, what all he had been through, the ups and downs of life.

Here is what really got me ! This man gives a good old fashioned alter call !! Praise God !! As he was speaking about getting your life right with God, I noticed that the crowd had grown quite and some even appeared to be leaving, or at least the tent. As he started urging people to come and get right with God, it was slow in the begining, but the next thing you know, there was a good many down at the altar. We don’t know why they were there, nor is it for us to know. They were there because the Holy Spirit led them to the altar. That much I believe.

Then, after leading them through a prayer of salvation and repentance, the gentleman starts asking people if any of them felt God healing them in any area of their body. This went on for a few minutes, without a whole lot of response.

Then, David Tomberlane, said that he felt “That God was wanting to release another wave of healing”, as if there had already been one. My point was this. This guy from Lebanon gave a good message and a very good alter call. BUT, it wasn’t as excitable as normal. The atmosphere wasn’t as “pumped up” as usual. Could it be that David Tomberlane felt that the people was losing interest and that he needed to get them “pumped up”, my word, and excited, “That God was wanting to release a new wave of healing”.

I don’t know. Maybe it was just me. But, there seemed to be a sort of feeling in the air, that ” Todd is not here tonight, and things are not happening like normal”. If what I was sensing last night to be the case, then is it that maybe some of the critics have been right. That there is a “lot of hype”.

I believe God to have been stirring things up at Lakeland in the begining. Just my opinion. But if what I was feeling last night to be the case, could it be that the Hand of God is not on it anymore ?

As I said in my original post, ” If it ain’t from God, it will fail. But if it is, then you are fighting against God”.

I for one am just not going to fight against God.

HIS WILL BE DONE !! 

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Marketing the Gospel ?

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What’s up at LBOLM ?

Hi everyone !

It’s been awhile since I wrote any new post here, and for that I am sorry. HOWEVER, I have really been busy over the last several weeks getting our new location up and going. God has been so good to us over the last few weeks with services and goods just pouring in to help with this project.

God told me that “on the other side of obedience is a blessing”. We have started our part and HE is full -filling HIS part and more.

We pray for the Harvest of MORE souls as well as more that are hungry to serve HIM and grow the Kingdom.

I truly believe we are in the final days before King Jesus returns and that we need to step up ALL efforts in The Body to get the Good News out !

Be Blessed and keep us in your prayers as we undertake this calling here in our local missions field!

Love in Christ Jesus

Pastor Jake 

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