“When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the Levitical priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before.” Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” Joshua 3:3-5 –NIV
God used the “captivity” of the people of Israel in Egypt to expand them from a clan to a nation. He used signs and wonders to judge the enemy's demonic forces. The people “experienced” the first Passover deliverance which was a prophetic picture of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. The Lord used the journey to the Promised Land to prepare them to take back their inheritance. The first generation failed to enter into the land. Though they had seen all the Lord had done, they didn’t believe the Lord would deliver them from the giants that occupied their land.
Passover is over. We stand on the other side of our deliverance (some of us are more “delivered” than others from the quarantine) and ask, “What's next?”
We have been told by media that things will not be the same and that this is the new normal. They want to tell us what “normal” should be. They want to plan and tell us what to expect in our future. But God’s plans and purposes will prevail (Prov 19:21).
Suddenly my purchase of a huge package of toilet paper several months ago doesn’t look so silly. Ken asked me how many years it would last us. But there I was at Costco and price was too good to pass up. My motive was not prepping but frugalness.
We are sheltered in this time of isolation from most of everything around us. In the quietness, the old song, “O the blood of Jesus,” came to mind. So I began to search the scriptures on the blood of Jesus. God covered Adam and Eve with skins showing innocent blood was shed to cover them.-Gen 3:21 He confirmed his covenant with Abraham with a blood sacrifice.-Gen 15:8-17
Bishop Nathan Kyamanuwa, retired bishiop of the Bunyoro-Kitara Archdiocese, welcomed 718 people into fellowship at the Mohoro Town Church of Uganda on Sunday. Included among them were 235 people that have abandoned Owobusobozi Bisaka’s Faith of Unity ( a demonic cult religion), 89 from Islamic faith, and 160 not affiliated to any religion. It is significant since Muhorro is the headquarters of Unity of Faith.
Bishop Kyamanywa said people should stop believing and worshiping fellow human beings. Those who call themselves gods are already judged. He urged the converts to be strong in in faith because they will face insults ahead.
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This November, 150 pastors and church leaders will gather in Kagadi, Uganda. The Lord has been faithful to ignite a discipleship movement through your support of Gateway teams in the Kagadi area. However, it takes a constant effort to equip leaders who can, in-turn, train others to sustain it.
This truth makes your November Gateway team even more crucial. Ven. Canon Eric Twine, who has led the movement in Kagadi, has been promoted to begin igniting this movement in a much larger area of the Bunyro-Kitara region. It is essential that those he is leaving behind are strengthened to raise up others to both keep the ground gained and spread the Gospel beyond current boundaries.
The Gateway Center has partnered with the Church of Uganda's Bunyoro-Kitara Diocese in the Lake Albert region since 2007. The Lord has brought forth amazing growth during that period. Discipleship programs in the Kagadi Archdeaconry, a targeted administrative region, fueled a movement that added 30,000 people in 95 churches. The growth has been so strong that a whole new Archdeaconry has been added and Ugandan led discipleship programs are being carried out in churches throughout the whole diocese. With the Ugandan church training expanding on it’s own, we had to ask, “What more is there for us to do?”
Sometimes you just can’t get to sleep. I began musing on a word from a pastor, Mike Ferry. I had never heard of him, but his word was so right where we were at, that I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Here is an excerpt: The Roaring 20s of 2020 are just moments ahead of us. God has released a new breed of Barnstormers in 2019! These bold, lionhearted world changers aren't driven by the crowds, the rush of adrenaline from the show, but the pure joy of seeing the hearts of their communities transformed. I see groups of this new breed gathering with a vision for regional impact. I believe an invasion of America's rural areas has already begun, which has yet to be heard about.* Read the full article here.
The Father's Love for the Prodigal Son “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.” Luke 15:20
The four-hour journey to Ilorin, Nigeria was dark and seemingly endless. I had gotten food poisoning earlier in the trip so all I could do was just sit and listen to my Nigerian friends, Oluyole and Abraham, talk about the things of the Lord and the fire in the hearts of the emerging young leaders coming to Ilorin. I wondered how this was affecting our Muslim driver.