Saturday, September 26, 2015

"It's Time to Change What I'm Doing...."

People seem to think more about the direction of their lives when they attend a funeral
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Tonight as I was out talking to some people, I ran into a guy who attended a funeral service today of a dear friend who was like a sister to my sister and I.  She and my sister hung out and partied hard before my sister gave her heart to Jesus and today my sister officiated her funeral service.  My sister was full of love and the anointing to minister was all over her! Praise God!  Most of the people there were not saved.
Jacci and I sang together and the people were blessed....the most important thing I got to do was to make an altar call at her funeral.  I led them all in a prayer of repentance.

Union St:  I see a group of guys hanging out and I stop....A guy standing there saw me and gave me a hug.  He began to tell me how my sister and I really blew him away and he remembered the times I've seen him and I've talked  to him and he said, "I'm gonna get right because it's time to get right!  Man, I gotta come on in!"   He said he knew my sister and she reminded him of our Dad. He knew my sister B/C  and saw that she was for real up there in that pulpit today!  What a testimony to the saving power of Jesus Christ!!!

Another young man was standing there and also hugged me and said in a whisper, "If you come and get me tomorrow I will come to church with you.  And I don't go to church but I will go with you.  You know you got Muslims here looking at you right?"  I said loud enough for them to hear, "I'm just telling you about God's love for you!  This love is real!  This love can change you!"
"This love can heal you!" "I've seen it in countries where mostly everyone was Muslim!"
From one end of Union St to the other end, I ministered the love of Jesus to the guys who were hanging out.

I shared Jesus with some guys on Union and Magnolia Sts as I did the one guy on the corner of Broadway and Union....They burden my heart because I know what God wants to do in their lives....Healing is Here!!!  Just Receive Jesus and Make Him LORD of your life!

OLIVE STREET was quiet when I went there! I just began to praise God!   A few guys hanging out and I invited them to church...

.I felt better after I did what I was supposed to do in the streets....Now I can finish making my Mom's birthday dinner and Birthday Cake for tomorrow!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Even the demons believe and tremble!

I've been having a conversation with a member of my family who claims to be an atheist.  I don't have long conversations with him because he always says something so stupid, I just shut it down.

He has a neighbor who goes to church and somehow he got his neighbor to have me come to his church.  My relative also came and ever since he heard me sing, (Its been a while since he's heard me.  (When Jacci and I were young, he tried to manage us, but my Mother kept him far from us.)  He's been scheming in his head on how he can get me to go out and make millions "With That Voice of Yours"  he says.  I tell him that I'm right where I should be and I know what called me to do and he gets a little impatient because he  feels I've wasted so much time and years and now is the time to do something.  Everyday he calls telling me how awesome I was and how I should be "Out There"

When the Lord leads me, I will talk to him more directly about him saying he is an atheist because the Lord showed me that he has done such deplorable, despicable things and ruined some children's lives that the only way he can live with himself is to deny any accountability and that means denying God.  But  he is accountable and my father gave him the truth of the gospel many times and he knew my Dad before he gave his heart to Jesus!

Our family has been praying for him for years and now he wants to come to SSC with some friends of his so they can hear me sing...

What amazes me about this is that he may deny and not believe, but the very demons that are lying to him, controlling him and that are in possession of him understand why I am here in Salem...what God is doing in Salem through me and others....They understand the power of God and are always in their war room working on attacks....But God fights for us so they are defeated before they begin.

James 2:19
You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!

 Psalm 14:1
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.


PRAYERWALKING THROUGH SALEM

This morning I had every intention of sleeping in....

But God had different ideas for me.  I felt compelled to walk the length of the town of Salem and intercede for the residents of Salem, NJ.  I needed to walk anyway....(I finally was able to eat my peach blueberry cobbler, and our football food after that devastating Eagles loss)....anyhow....

I walked and interceded in the spirit, walking past Olive St and thanking the Lord for the angels that are standing guard on the corner of Olive St and East Broadway....God is so Good!!!  I carried some materials with me just in case I came across anyone who needed hope this morning.  I gave them all out.

When I got to Broadway and Market in front of the court house there was a man standing there waiting for the Courthouse to open.  He looked like the devil is just tearing him apart piece by piece.  I struck up a conversation with him and then I gave him the good news of the gospel and a booklet 199 Promises of God.  I presented the gospel to him in a way that was simple and clear.  He followed me and knew Jesus is the Lord.  His name is Lamont.  Please pray  for him.  My heart goes out to this man who just needs one touch from Jesus!

I walked on one side of Broadway to the end and interceded all of the way.  On the way back the Lord just had me quiet my spirit and walk.  He was there assuring me that what I was doing was effective and that in the spirit realm, things are happening that I have no idea about, but they are happening and Jesus wins!!!

Praise God!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

God Is At Work!

Today the Salem Rams Football team beat Glassboro, (New Jersey) 24-14!  It's been a while since the Salem Rams beat them but this year the team is making a name for themselves in two short games!
Congratulations Salem Rams, and to my grandson, Zaire who plays on the team!  Salem loves football and it's a great place to sit quietly and pray for the precious people who live in Salem.

Tonight I started on Union St.....I had a few conversations with some elderly gentlemen....my heart really breaks for them because although we do not know when any of us will leave this earth, these men have been drinking for years and sitting around with all kinds of  abandoned talents, abilities and forgotten dreams and goals as they just exist from day to day.  They took Bibles from me and when I told them I was my Dad's daughter they said, "I'm gonna get over there!  You're going to see me there soon."  I thanked them for talking with me and continued on down the street.

There were some younger men sitting on a step and one gave me the coldest stare and said, "I'm alright." when I tried to give him the book He Did This Just For You.  His look was so hard and cold that I could imagine that if someone who was not really sure about evangelizing in the streets, that cold stare would have sent them home.  But God called me....there is no fear.
I told him "Well, I'm alright too and I need God and so do you!"  He took the book...YES God deal with him through this book in Jesus' Name!!!  His friend tried that too...but I just held the book out until he took it.  I prayed that the words become life in their spirits.
 I gave one young man a book and he opened it and began to read it immediately.  He was very polite....sometimes the harvest is so ripe they just need someone to give them a little nudge towards God.

Olive Street Was Quiet!!!  I went to Olive Street geared up praying in the Spirit, looking for a spiritual fight but it was quiet!  I saw a few people and gave out booklets, 199 Promises of God.  One guy saw me and immediately said, "You're gonna see me there in church.  I'm gonna get there."  I knew him so I responded, "I hope when you come they aren't carrying you in."  He laughed, "Oh I will be there before then!"  He knows he is gambling everyday with his soul, because I told him so.

I spoke to a woman who told me her story and I just felt love for her as she talked to me about her struggles.  But she believes God is calling her back to him.  I know He is, because people can't say that or come to Him unless He draws them.  I Praise God!! He Is At Work!!

Overall God is at Work because Olive St was quiet for a Saturday night!

Prayer Works!!!

I praise God for his ministry.  I'm right where I should be, doing just what He called me to do and if I said it one hundred times, I will say it one hundred and one...God Is At Work in Salem, and He Loves This Town!!!

Selah

Saturday, September 12, 2015

God told me to pray longer before I went in the streets.....

This evening I sat in my car for quite a while praying in the Spirit.  The Lord was impressing upon me to go out on the streets more equipped to do battle in the Spirit realm.  I didn't know what was in store for me, but I always anticipate some kind of resistance to the gospel.  There are a lot of Muslims, people getting high or drunk and those are just some of the walls that need to be scaled to reach them with the gospel.

OLIVE STREET:  There was a particular young man who when he would see me, he would quietly move away so I couldn't approach him.  I had spoken to him before and told him that God wanted to do great things in his life.  But tonight as I sat in my car, I focused on praying for him and the Lord told me that when I see him, to give him my card...and tell him that God has great things planned for him as I told him but he would hit a brick wall as the devil would try to destroy him before God rescues him.  I told him to call me at anytime day or night and I would pray him out of the situation.  God would send angels to fight for him.  He said to me, "I will, and I won't forget what you said."  I love that young man...God is going to deliver him!!!!  I can't wait to blog about it when it happens!!!

I went across the street on EAST BROADWAY and saw a guy I graduated from high school with...he and I walked down the aisle together!  He was so drunk, a guy was trying to hold him up and when I saw him I asked him what in the world was going on with him!!!  He told me he remembered me, I reminded him that once I tried to share Jesus with him and he told me to get away from him.  Well he was nice and sauced up and said, "Go ahead, tell me everything, I'm listening!"  So I said, "In the Name Of Jesus Christ, You will remember everything I'm telling you!"  And I gave him the gospel..he cried and nose running and cried some more....The guys on the corner with him saw him and I told them I graduated high school with him....and they refused to believe it!  I also told them that when I tried to tell him about Jesus when he was sober, he was rude to me.  They jumped on his case about that and they all listened to what I had to say.  The guy that was trying to help the drunk said, "I can't be holding him up!  I had a stroke two months ago!"  I looked at him, "You did!?!  Well I can't tell!!!  Who brought you out of that stroke?"  He said, "God did"  I said, "Did you thank Him for it?" He said, "I did!"  I told him, "You need to give your life to Jesus NOW!"

Our homeless "Tent" guy was drinking moonshine and fell and boy did he mess his face up!!!  (I'm bringing him Neosporin tomorrow) Connie gave him a good loving talking to and so did I.  He just smiles at all the love and attention he's getting.  But when he said that God probably didn't care....I stopped and said, "You tell God you're sorry!  Connie feeds you, I put a tent over your head and we're both trying to get you into rehab but you're not ready!!!  So tell God you're sorry because He is showing you love and care all the time!"  He raised his hands to heaven and said, "I'm sorry God and Jesus!"  I love that guy!! :-)

I passed out some Bibles, women's 1 minute devotionals, and other things and prayed in the Spirit as I drove so I could cover more territory.  I came across some young men who told me they were Muslim and couldn't accept the booklet, "He Did This Just For You" by Max Lucado.  They were very polite in their refusal and so I said, "Can you take it just in case I'm right?" :-)  They took the booklets!  Praise God for that!!!

Pray for the one young man who refused a Bible, telling me he is Muslim and said he couldn't accept it.  I told him I would pray for him and he said, "Please do that!"  So please pray for this young man...He really needs Jesus.  I see the devil is trying to kill that young man.  So please pray for him.  God knows who he is.

Blessings.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Joshua 1:3

This morning after getting up very extra early to pray.  (Only God can wake me up to pray that early 'cause I'm a night owl!)  The Lord really ministered to me in a mighty way!  I read a little, found Olive St and East Broadway in Salem on the google map.  shared the link on SSC's page and fell asleep again...Suddenly the Lord woke me up and told me to go to the corner of Olive St and Broadway and do warfare.  Take authority over the principalities and the spiritual wickedness in high places and claim this corner for Jesus.

So just like my father would set foot on ground across from bars and go preach to the people there in front of the bars, and today they are gone, I went to my Mom's room and said, "Mommy we have to go to Olive St and Broadway and pray.  She had her jammies on.  She said, "Like this?"  I gave her one of her lounging thingys and I called Connie Call Grepo.  She said she would be praying and that's one praying warrior!

I drove over there and Mommy stayed in the car claiming victory in Jesus' name while I walked the territory laying hands on the houses and calling down demonic activity.  I left praising God  and when I left the angels were cleaning up the block!

After taking my Mom back home, I gathered some New Testaments and other materials and went for a prayerwalk.  People I encountered were divine appointments.  God had me minister to two guys that I went to high school with.  One was really brilliant but has so far wasted his life.  He listened as I told him that God gave him the gift of intelligence and the devil has been trying to destroy him ever since.  His heart was ready to receive the gospel.  The other one, not so much.   The Scripture came to mind, "wipe the dust off my feet...."  so I said what I had to say to the one whose heart was fertile soil and ignored the other one.

I saw a young woman who wears sweatshirts in the summer, smokes whenever she can convince someone to give her cigarette money and wanders the streets all day.  I crossed over to her and prayed for her.  My God is a strong Deliverer and I claim her life for Jesus!

After giving out all of the materials I saw two women with a display set up across the street.  I couldn't read the posters they had up but they sat there and smiled at me as I crossed over to read the sign. Jehovah Witnesses..... I smiled back and walked away saying loud enough for the spirit realm to hear me:

"PRODUCE NO FRUIT AFTER YOUR OWN KIND.  IN JESUS' NAME!"

And then I kept it moving.....

Please pray for Olive St and Broadway.  They party on that block a lot and you can hardly get down the street.

I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Joshua 1:3"

Friday, September 4, 2015

Recover what was taken from you!

Then David asked the LORD, "Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?" And the LORD told him, "Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!" 1 Samuel 30:8

 I have been ministering to a lot of people in Salem but one homeless man in particular really broke my heart as he showed me the mosquito bites all over him as he slept on a back porch of an abandoned house. So I ordered a tent....Yes I did! I bought him a tent with the intention of putting it up on Soul Saving Center's property. In return, he has to come to church. He agreed.

 My sister/friend in the ministry Connie Call Grepo who lives across the street from SSC has been feeding him and his buddy great lunches  had an army cot from a time when she helped a homeless man who slept under the Salem Oak Tree in the cemetery...(She and I are cut from the same cloth! And her Dad and my Dad were great friends. He pastored Calvary Temple in Salem while we were growing up, and now look at us!)

 While the tent was in the box, Connie felt led of the Lord to pray over it. Afterwards I put it up (I'm almost an expert from my days camping at the Jesus Festivals) and Connie washed the pillow case and sheet and comforter she had because she said there's nothing like getting in bed with clean bedding!

 This man was so appreciative for what we did for him and we reminded him that God was looking out for him. He had one good nights rest and even slept in!

 He was so happy...but last night someone took the tent! He went to go to bed and it was gone!!! So back to the abandoned porch he went to sleep!

 Connie called this morning to tell me as she went to check on him....I went to the police station because it was said to Connie that the police had been called for something unrelated nearby...maybe they took it down...so I go down there and the officer checked and said none of them removed it. I explained why it was there, he asked if I was my father's daughter....and then he proceeded to tell me how I was doing such a good thing and how it was fine that I put a tent up on Church property. And that he knew the guy we were helping and was glad we were helping him.

 Connie and I prayed...rain was predicted today and we didn't want him out there with no shelter. The Plumbing/Heating guy was at SSC meeting me so we can get the heat ready for the winter and he said, let me look in the furnace room before I go.... On the steps on the way down was the tent, all bunched up!!! He said, "What's this!?" I yelled, "It's the tent!!!" I called for the guy but he had left to go get something to eat at a church that feeds people on Fridays. I had to praise God right there!

 When the guy returned, he told me that tent was NOT there earlier!!! He looked everywhere around!! Look at God!!! So we put the tent back up. A few parts were missing but I managed to get it up and the cot and bedding were all still inside. What looked like a cigarette hole was in the floor of the tent, so I had him seal it up with tape. He promised he would never smoke in a tent. He knew better he said.

 When you pray to recover what the devil has stolen, God hears! HE doesn't want us to be victims of the devil and we've got to believe that God will restore to us if we come to Him. I had the guy thank the Lord for giving him back the tent and he raised his hands and said, "Thank you God and Jesus!!!"

 God is so amazing!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It's Time To Say Yes To Jesus!

She was sitting on a curb all alone. I was headed towards a street where I knew I could give out some Bibles and other materials to some people who really needed them.  I had distributed some New Testaments earlier today and was eager to distribute more.  I happened to look over and there she was, all alone....I drove over to her and grabbed some materials along with a Bible but before I could shut my car door, she said, "You're the pastor from the church on Johnson St.  I'm doing worse than ******. (A guy Connie and I are helping)  I'm sleeping in abandoned houses.  I'm a woman, it's worse for a woman."  I sat down on the curb with her and she told me how bad she was doing.  I listened to her and there was a desperation in her voice as she said she has tried to get help and she can't get any help from anywhere....she said she couldn't get any lower.

I began to tell her that the devil had her right where he wanted her, desperate and hopeless...But she couldn't be in a better place to experience the Life Changing Power of Jesus Christ if she would choose to accept Him as Lord and Savior.  I explained that the programs she is looking into to help her cannot deal with the "Sin Problem" that lives inside of her.  I explained that she had to come to Jesus believing with the faith that God has given each one of us and choose the truth!  choose Jesus!

She cried while I talked to her about the power of God to change her life.  His love for her and how the devil could not stop her from coming to Jesus.  After lifting Jesus higher to her, I asked her if she would like to accept Jesus into her life....I told her, you have made choices that have led you here....Now choose Jesus and choose hope, choose life, choose peace...accept His Love and ask for forgiveness!  I led her to the Lord as we prayed the sinners prayer and gave her the materials.....I prayed for her that God would show up big time in her life today.  (You say a prayer too!)

I gave out a lot of Bibles today....and it only one person said he was Muslim, and didn't accept.

One guy who was sitting on the steps of my father's barbershop saw me coming towards him and said, "I don't want to hear nothing."  I handed him a booklet, "He Did This Just For You" by Max Lucado....I smiled at him and said, "Is that what you plan on telling God after you die and you're standing face to face trembling?"  He said "I, I, I...."  I said, "That's what I thought...I'm just trying to save your life so you will have peace on that day." (Pray that Jesus destroys the yoke of bondage in his life.)

 I get so mad at the devil for deceiving people who look like they've got one foot in the grave and one on a banana peel...and they think they are ok!  Meanwhile one bad cold could take them out!  The Bible is right to call him a thief!  He destroys, steals and ultimately kills....but I'm determined that they won't go without hearing the gospel that will set them free!

Connie and I are getting one of the guys we minister to off the back porch and into a tent with a cot and pillow and sheets and blanket.  He was so drunk today but he promised Connie he wouldn't drink anymore today....I hope he sobers up so he can learn to put this tent up and take it down.  It's amazing how he sees me and he's so happy....there was a time when he would see me and start complaining as I would talk to him about a God that he thought could care less about him.  Thank God that as Connie and I show him kindness, he sees that God really does love him.  It's amazing to him!  :-)

Jesus is coming real soon!  Just look!  The Signs are everywhere!  And as wonderful as it is to celebrate Jesus with our peers and enjoy the love within our churches...it should not be our priority in comparison to the lost sheep outside of the fold....we shouldn't be able to rest if we aren't doing all we can to win souls!  That's everyone's ministry, not just my calling, it's the Great Commission.

I'm studying the "Coming Kingdom of Christ"  and it's putting within me an urgency to share the gospel.  To pray that each Bible that I give out becomes life in their hands.  In Jesus Name!