A short time ago I heard of a study that said that about 85% of Christians don't believe in miracles. More than surprised by this, I was dismayed. I, and many Christians, know the reality of miracles. This book is a response to those Christians who are in need of experiencing this reality.
This book deals with the reality of miracles in our present time and yes, it is supported by biblical understandings and teachings.
JESUS said in John 11:40: "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
This writing will give you a new vision through which to understand miracles and will lead you into the understanding of living a miraculous life. It offers teachings on how to enhance your awareness of miracles and to understand them through the eyes of JESUS. Above all, miracles are a part of a vibrant Christian life and to miss this reality is to fall far short of the joy that JESUS wants you to experience - that is, seeing "the glory of God."
"Gordon writes out of rich personal experience, Some talk - he walks. Some write it - he lives it. Some question - he obeys. His vibrant experience of listening to the Holy Spirit's voice comes through wonderfully in this book. As you read it, you will be challenged to a deeper, closer walk with Jesus. 'My sheep know my voice.'" Rev. Bob Moon, Pastor and Elder of the United Methodist Church
"It is a great book ...I took a lot away from reading this book...the stories helped me better understand that God and His Miracles are in virtually all of our day to day activities...if we will just look. If God lives "in us" we will be able to see Him, His grace and His miracles as we walk thru life each day." Rusty Griffin, A Saint in the LORD and Retired Businessman.
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More and more the words of St. Francis of Assisi gain space in my heart - "Go and preach the Gospel and if necessary use words." This week Diane and I, along with a few other saints from our faith family, were directed to a family living in poverty. In the process of encountering them to assess their situation and needs, we were blessed to be greeted with smiles and appreciation. The children, though sleeping on the floor and having nothing of material value, were full of happiness. Through the generosity of my son who owns a furniture store I was able to get them mattresses to sleep on. The church family brought food to them. Their needs are great. The mother told Diane and I this evening that the children didn't have any pants other than those they had on or shoes. I am sure the list just starts there. This is just one family that we, at Jennings United Methodist Church, reach out to. There is one family of eight that is currently living in a ten by twenty foot storage shed. This is reality for some families and children. When I go and visit them I feel such love from them and want to lift them out of the horrible conditions they live in, but that is my heart crying in the midst of the challenge.
It is a mission field that is greater than the few of us. Yet, the LORD has used us well. We need help and financial support. Are you willing to join us?
Through reaching out to these families my heart has been expanded and tenderized with the love of JESUS. Our true humanity can only be realized in vulnerable and sharing love for our neighbor - reaching out to lift them up. As I prayed with this one family the eleven year old daughter translated the prayer for the parents. It was a special moment as the LORD's language of love broke our cultural barriers. When we are willing to unite in it, the love of JESUS lifts all to new dimensions of true humanity. It is the most expansive experience a person can have. In fact, we need the poor in order to discover our true humanity.
Yes, I am asking, out of your much are you willing to give a little? I invite you to come to a larger place of awareness of your own being and to let the light of JESUS show you the greater you.
"Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten." (See John 6:8-13)
JESUS CHRIST is a GOD of exponential expansion - who will expand your existence within His kingdom! That is, if you are willing to commit to Him, believe in Him and follow in His way. It is part of His physics of life.
Recently, my Christian brother and friend from Kenya, Rev. Simani, came to visit with my wife and I. In just a few days as we attended various events and met with different pastors, we had expanded our sphere of relations significantly. I have a saying that, "In the Christian community, once a stranger, but always a friend." This led me to realize one of the aspects of GOD's physics through JESUS CHRIST; that GOD expands our being in greatness by the nature of our hearts. He expands the relational size of our hearts as only he can.
"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." Isaiah 26:3
"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10
One Bible - One Message; JESUS is the GOD who is present, who engages, who manifests His Love and Grace, who empowers. The first verse is from the Old Testament and the second is from the New Testament - they are both the same message. There is only one main message in the Bible - that is, that JESUS effects His Holy Love and Grace upon our lives if we will allow Him to do so! How beautiful is that! Miracles are a reality when walking in the Grace of JESUS CHRIST (See my recently printed book, Miracles Abound: Are You Walking in the Path of Miracles? on this page).
The key to "perfect peace" in our lives is to be 'linked' into the reality of JESUS and we do that by first, giving our hearts to Him completely - through faith. Then we make Him the main focus of our lives - by giving His authority over our minds, not just giving that authority but by assisting Him to have that authority. In other words, we become advocates for JESUS. Being a Christian is not a 'bystander' position, quite the opposite, it is about being fully engaged. This is done through many means that I will discuss in a following blog. The main point here is that 'perfect peace' in one's life is a miracle offered by JESUS, because He is alive and present with us and wants the very best for us and He has the power to deliver!
I participate in prison ministry and one of the songs that we sing is "Stayed on JESUS", it goes something like this: "Woke up this morning with my mind, with my mind, stayed on JESUS, Hallelu - Hallelu - Hallelujah!
Focus has always been the key and it will be until the return of JESUS - now you don't have to wait until JESUS comes back to have an intimate relationship with Him - He is already present with you - you just need to get closer to Him, so He can bless you abundantly!
You are invited to learn about the path of miracles and joy us in the process of discovering the fullness of joy that the LORD JESUS has set before us.
"For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power." 1Corinthians 4:20
We come together in the unity of CHRIST JESUS to act as a platform for this empowering truth and as a forum to grow in this truth, as it is our blessed reality. We offer the opportunity for each of us to learn, to share, to explore, to be encouraged and to uplift others. All of this is provided in the realm of JESUS' present and heavenly Grace.
"He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love" Colossians 1:13
Here you will find a path to grow and learn what it means to be empowered by JESUS and to have His peace upon your spirit. You will be guided into this realm of His kingdom presence and be enlightened as to its present benefits and joyfulness. This will happen in real time with real purpose.
"To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Colossians 1:27
Each of us lives in the "NOW" of CHRIST JESUS. He has prepared our blessings and we are given the opportunity to grow into these kingdom blessings. Together we will experience this reality. As a forum we will share this reality and celebrate the joy of its meaning in our lives. For some this may be an encouragement and for others it may be an opportunity to share. Come and join the celebration!
I have now traveled with JESUS for 35 years of my life and have been a pastor for 20 years. I have never ceased to be in awe of His amazing "present" Grace. It is my hope that you will join us and become part of our family to journey in the excitement of this present and love filled power. My personal life reflects the reality of this wondrous Grace. I started my seminary training at the age of 50 and received by Doctorate at the age of 63 - all by His Grace; as prior to that I had experienced a severe brain injury - but only by His Grace did I advance through it and surmounted it.
May I always be guided by the HOLY SPIRIT and engulfed in the Grace of JESUS, the "KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS". It is in this spirit that I join with other saints to offer this site. It is my earnest hope that you will be blessed by it.
Healing comes through the power of JESUS's Love and leads us into a path of personal growth. This is discovered in the writings of JESUS and through personal experience. Come and join the journey to life fulfillment, as JESUS said in John 15:11, "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy would remain in you, and that your joy may be full." What are you waiting for - come and discover the fulfillment that Christians have known for centuries.
When we give ourselves to JESUS He will lift each of us to new heights as He says in Psalm 91:14, "Because they have set their love upon Me, therefore I will deliver them; I will set them on high, because they have known My name."
Here I stand at the equator on route to Eldoret, Kenya to visit a pastor friend. Not only does JESUS expand our geographic boundaries but also the boundaries of the human heart with His expansive love. He joins us into His heart of love with all of His children and allows us to share in this wonder of unity. We at Life Advance Network are about traveling in this path of His Grace and sharing the excitement that He graciously gives each of us.
The kingdom of GOD present abounds with life and joy, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10
Here as I traveled halfway around the world with Rev. Bob Moon, we were blessed to share the present love of JESUS with these orphan children. Through Life Advance Network you will have the opportunity to join us in the support and encouragement of the less fortunate. In this way our hearts are expanded in His love and it is one of the main source of our spiritual growth.