A Word to the Church of America

2 Peter 1:21 ESVFor no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

This is a message delivered by the Holy Spirit to me Jason Maxwell on Tuesday July 21st, 2015 as I was walking between Hasty and Western Grove Arkansas # Stepping4Souls. I wrote the message down word for word by typing it into my cell phone, while walking as God was impressing the words upon my heart and Spirit. After receiving the message, and completing my walk to Little Rock, I went to the Bible and line by line confirmed that this message lined up with the word of God, and those 160 plus scriptures are listed below the prophetic message so you can verify it is of God and not mans thinking or false spirit. This is not Jason’s message, this is not Jason’s ministry, this is Gods message being delivered to God’s people through a willing vessel.
“I am raising up a people to go, fight and win. A people of courage, strength, honor and a heart after mine. A people who will stand in the face of evil. Who will show love, mercy and kindness, all while standing firm on my truths. A people who will seek after my face daily. Who will love me the way I love them. Who will abide in me so I can also abide in them. A people willing to expose their own sin, so I can show my strength through their testimony. A people who know my voice, who obey my commands. A people who are truly a light in the darkness of this age. A people who know and stand on my word of truth against a world calling evil good, and good evil. I am rising up an army with great authority! My authority, given to them through the blood of my son Jesus to whom I gave all authority and dominion over the earth. This army will speak forth my will on this earth. There is power in the tongue of my people to heal their land if they will humble themselves, and repent of their wicked ways. I remind my people that I did not send my son Jesus just because I loved you, or to create peace upon all the earth, but rather to create division. To seperate my people from the devils people. To divide the Kingdom of God from the Kingdom of darkness. To pay the price as a just God. To legally reclaim the earth and my people for my kingdom. The Devil and his demons are already defeated, I told you of this long ago, but now you must rise. You must be my army. You must be my voice. You must repent from your wicked ways as to release my power upon your land. You must be the light to seperate my people from the hypocrites and the brood of vipers that is among you. For they are carefully seated beside you in my house, seeking those which they may devour. Truly I say to you, not one of you is sinless in my eyes or worthy to stand in my presence, but because my Son died for you, he washes you clean and makes you righteous in my eyes to where I can not see that sin. Many among you and the world say I said…do not judge, but truly I said to you do not judge the world, for I have already judged them and they will recieve their just reward. Likewise, I said within my people to judge with right judgement, to go to each other in love and ask those walking in sin to repent and turn from their wicked ways, if they listen their sins will be forgiven and washed by the blood of Jesus, if they still don’t listen you are to go back with two or three others and ask them again to repent. If they still refuse you are to remove them from amongst yourselves, so they will not cause you to stumble as well. Do so with a loving heart, so that their heart will not become hardened against you. That when I send others to water the seeds I have already planted, they will still hear my voice. When they return with a repentant heart, receive them back in as one of my prodigals with great celebration and praise! Do not doubt the work I have done while they were away, but rejoice in my power. Yes I am rising up an army of bold and courageous, an army Endued with my power and speaking with my authority. An army that will release my power on the earth not through their power, but through their humility as empty vessels I will use them to bring revival to your land. It is only through the demonstration of my power that lives are transformed. It is in that manifest presence of the Holy Spirit, who only speaks what I speak and only does what I say to do, that I turn what the enemy meant for evil into good! Some of you are already among this army, you have already removed the logs from your own eyes, and I am sending you forth to help remove the logs and specks from the eyes of your brothers and sisters. As the vine, I will continue to deal with the speaks in your own eyes as you abide in Jesus the vine dresser. Some of you are truly seeking my face and I am sending you help so that you to will become part of my army. Others of you that call on my sons name, but mock those who I am sending, be warned that when you mock those whom I send, you also mock Jesus whom I sent before them, and therefore mock Me. You will be removed from among my people, as my son said while on earth, many will call on His name, but few will actually enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Some of you will even cast out demons, speak in tounges and prophesy in in His name, but He will say to you surly I have never known you. It is time for the Spirit of Religion to be cast out from among you and the humble at heart to stand boldly and come forth. So who are you? Who among you is ready to be raised up into my army? Who among you will turn your back on my word and thus be removed from among my people? Today is your day, stand in truth and receive the power of my victory! Thus sayeth The Lord”
 
Lets break it down scripturally to verify this as a word from God and not a man made propecy of deception
I am raising up a people to go, fight and win.
(I don’t know about you but when I heard this I instantly thought of my Duaghter Hollyn doing cheers in our living room. Seemed kind of silly, and yet shouldn’t we all be God’s, and each other’s cheerleaders? If we won’t cheer for God like or even more than we would cheer for a sports team haven’t we missed out! That’s what worship is all about!)
 
We also must remember we are not fighting against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities.
 
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 ESV For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.

(If the weapons are not of the flesh, than they can’t be angry hurtful words directed toward a person, but rather ferverant prayer and intercession beating against the strongholds of Heaven and worship empowering our God as He sends out His Waring Angels to defeat the enemy.)

A people of courage, strength, honor and a heart after mine.

Courage

Isaiah 41:10 ESV

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Joshua 1:9 ESV

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

1 John 4:18 ESV

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

STRENGTH

Exodus 15:2 ESV

The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Philippians 4:13 ESV

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

HONOR

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.

Romans 12:9-13 ESV

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Hebrews 13:18 ESV

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.

A people who will stand in the face of evil.

(How do we stand in the face of evil?)

1 Thessalonians 5:22 ESV

Abstain from every form of evil.

James 4:7 ESV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 3:11 ESV

Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

James 4:17 ESV

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Ephesians 6:10-18 ESV

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints

Who will show love, mercy and kindness, all while standing firm on my truths.

LOVE

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV

Let all that you do be done in love.

John 13:34-35 ESV

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Colossians 3:14 ESV

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

MERCY

Luke 6:36 ESV

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Matthew 5:7 ESV

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Romans 9:22-24 ESV

What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles?

KINDNESS

Ephesians 4:32 ESV

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Luke 6:35 ESV

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Proverbs 11:17 ESV

A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

Colossians 3:12 ESV

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

TRUTH

John 17:17 ESV

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Psalm 119:160 ESV

The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

1 John 1:6 ESV

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

John 4:24 ESV

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 14:6 ESV

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 8:32 ESV

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 16:13 ESV

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

Psalm 145:18 ESV

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

A people who will seek after my face daily.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Jeremiah 29:13 ESV

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Psalm 105:4 ESV

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

James 4:8 ESV

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

(Double-minded….we can’t say we believe something but be to afraid to speak it when it needs to be spoken. We can’t say we are against homosexuality except when we are looking at our gay son or daughter, cousin or friend…no we have to always stand against the sin, but we must always love the sinner. That isn’t being double minded, that is simply not believing the lies of the world. The world says you can’t hate the sin and love the sinner. But to not let someone know they are walking in sin is to let them spend eternity in hell. That being said, you don’t have to tell them ever time you see them. One word of truth sown into them can be pulled up in their memory when God is ready and they are ready. You may over years get to sow more than one, or if the ask about it sow many…if they are seeking disciple. Yes to truly love someone is to not let them go to hell, but to sow truth, and then intercede fervrantly on their behalf. Keep in mind when you are interceding you are not trying to override their will, but you are trying to remover the stronghold and demonic forces that are blinding them. To try and over ride their will is kin to witchcraft.)

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

(This is not about you changing everyone else in the world….this is about you seeking God and doing what He tells you to do. If you have fixed yourself than God can use you and rely on you to be the light in other people’s lives. To be Humble

Who will love me the way I love them.

John 14:15 ESV

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Romans 5:8 ESV

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 4:18 ESV

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

John 3:16 ESV

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Who will abide in me so I can also abide in them.

1 John 2:6 ESV

Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

2 John 1:9 ESV

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

James 4:8 ESV

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

1 John 2:27 ESV

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

A people willing to expose their own sin, so I can show my strength through their testimony.

1 John 1:9 ESV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

James 5:16 ESV

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Luke 8:39 ESV

“Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.

Psalm 71:15-18 ESV

My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone. O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.

Revelation 12:11 ESV

And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

A people who know my voice, who obey my commands.

John 10:27 ESV

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

John 10:14 ESV

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

John 14:15 ESV

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

John 15:10 ESV

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.

John 14:23 ESV

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

1 John 5:3 ESV

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

A people who are truly a light in the darkness of this age.

John 8:12 ESV Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Matthew 5:14-16 ESV

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

1 John 1:5 ESV

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

John 3:19 ESV

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

Ephesians 5:8 ESV

For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

A people who know and stand on my word of truth against a world calling evil good, and good evil.

John 17:17 ESV

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

2 Timothy 4:3 ESV

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,

Isaiah 5:20 ESV

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Hebrews 13:8 ESV

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

I am rising up an army with great authority!

2 Timothy 2:4 ESV

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

My authority given to them through the blood of my son Jesus to whom I gave all authority and dominion over the earth.

Matthew 28:18 ESV

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Philippians 2:9-11 ESV

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

John 14:13 ESV

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Titus 2:15 ESV

Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 16:19 ESV

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Genesis 1:26 ESV

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Genesis 1:28 ESV

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Luke 10:19 ESV

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

Psalm 8:6 ESV /

You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,

This army will speak forth my will on this earth.

Matthew 10:20 ESV

For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Ephesians 4:25 ESV

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Matthew 12:37 ESV

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

There is power in the tongue of my people to heal their land if they will humble themselves, and repent of their wicked ways.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

I remind my people that I did not send my son Jesus just because I loved you, or to create peace upon all the earth, but rather to create division. To seperate my people from the devils people. To divide the Kingdom of God from the Kingdom of darkness. To pay the price as a just God. To legally reclaim the earth and my people for my kingdom.

Luke 12:51-53 ESV

51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

Matthew 10:34 ESV

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

To pay the price as a just God. To legally reclaim the earth and my people for my kingdom.

Deuteronomy 32:4 ESV

“The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

John 3:16 ESV

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 6:23 ESV

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Devil and his demons are already defeated, I told you of this long ago, but now you must rise.

Hebrews 2:14 ESV

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,

Revelation 1:17-18 ESV

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Revelation 20:10 ESV

And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

1 John 3:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes HelpfulNot Helpful

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

You must repent from your wicked ways as to release my power upon your land.

Matthew 3:2 ESV

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Acts 17:30 ESV

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

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John 3:36 ESV ***

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

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You must be the light to seperate my people from the hypocrites and the brood of vipers that is among you.

Revelation 12:9 ESV

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

John 8:44 ESV

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

1 John 3:8 ESV

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

2 Corinthians 11:14 ESV

And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

2 Corinthians 11:3 ESV

But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

1 John 3:10 ESV

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

For they are carefully seated beside you in my house, seeking those which they may devour.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 ESV

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

Truly I say to you, not one of you is sinless in my eyes or worthy to stand in my presence, but because my Son died for you, he washes you clean and makes you righteous in my eyes to where I can not see that sin.

Acts 3:19 ESV

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out,

Hebrews 7:25 ESV

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

1 John 2:1 ESV

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Many among you and the world say I said…do not judge, but truly I said to you do not judge the world, for I have already judged them and they will recieve their just reward.

John 3:18 ESV

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Romans 6:23 ESV

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Revelation 21:8 ESV

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Likewise, I said within my people to judge with right judgement, to go to each other in love and ask those walking in sin to repent and turn from their wicked ways, if they listen their sins will be forgiven and washed by the blood of Jesus, if they still don’t listen you are to go back with two or three others and ask them again to repent.

John 7:24 ESV

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.

1 Corinthians 6:2-3 ESV

Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!

Galatians 6:1 ESV

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

John 5:30 ESV

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

1 Peter 4:17 ESV

For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

Luke 17:3-4 ESV

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Matthew 18:16 ESV

But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.

1 Timothy 5:20 ESV

As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.

If they still refuse you are to remove them from amongst yourselves, so they will not cause you to stumble as well.

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 ESV

If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed. Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

1 Corinthians 5:11 ESV

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.

Revelation 22:15 ESV

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

James 4:4 ESV

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Do so with a loving heart, so that their heart will not become hardened against you. That when I send others to water the seeds I have already planted, they will still hear my voice. When they return with a repentant heart, receive them back in as one of my prodigals with great celebration and praise! Do not doubt the work I have done while they were away, but rejoice in my power.

James 5:19-20 ESV

My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Ephesians 4:18 ESV

They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

Luke 15:4-7 ESV

4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Isaiah 61:1 ESV

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Yes I am rising up an army of bold and courageous, an army Endued with my power and speaking with my authority.

John 16:13 ESV

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

Acts 28:31 ESV

Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.

Ephesians 3:12 ESV

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

Proverbs 28:1 ESV

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.

2 Corinthians 3:12 ESV

Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,

An army that will release my power on the earth not through their power, but through their humility as empty vessels I will use them to bring revival to your land.

2 Timothy 2:21 ESV

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

Philippians 2:3 ESV

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

1 Peter 5:5 ESV

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Proverbs 22:4 ESV

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

It is only through the demonstration of my power that lives are transformed.

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 ESV

2 And I, when I came to you, brothers,[a] did not come proclaiming to you the testimony[b] of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men[c] but in the power of God.

It is in that manifest presence of the Holy Spirit, who only speaks what I speak and only does what I say to do, that I turn what the enemy meant for evil into good!

2 Peter 1:21 ESV

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

John 14:26 ESV

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

Matthew 10:20 ESV

For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

John 10:30 ESV

I and the Father are one.”

John 10:37-38 ESV

If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”

Romans 8:28 ESV

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Some of you are already among this army, you have already removed the logs from your own eyes, and I am sending you forth to help remove the logs and specks from the eyes of your brothers and sisters,

Matthew 7:1-5 ESV

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

As the vine, I will continue to deal with the speaks in your own eyes as you abide in Jesus the vine dresser.

John 15:1-17 ESV

15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants,[a] for the servant[b] does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

Some of you are truly seeking my face and I am sending you help so that you to will become part of my army.

John 14:26 ESV

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

Hebrews 13:5-6 ESV

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 ESV

4 Finally, then, brothers,[a] we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification:[b] that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body[c] in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. 7 For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. 8 Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

9 Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, 10 for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.

Others of you that call on my sons name, but mock those who I am sending, be warned that when you mock those whom I send, you also mock Jesus whom I sent before them, and therefore mock Me.

Luke 10:16 ESV

“The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

Galatians 6:7 ESV

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

You will be removed from among my people, as my son said while on earth, many will call on His name, but few will actually enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Some of you will evil cast out demons, speak in tounges and prophesy in in His name, but He will say to you surly I have never known you.

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

It is time for the Spirit of Religion to be cast out from among you and the humble at heart to stand boldly and come forth. So who are you? Who among you is ready to be raised up into my army? Who among you will turn your back on my word and thus be removed from among my people? Today is your day, stand in truth and receive the power of my victory! Thus sayeth The Lord

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Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

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Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes HelpfulNot Helpful

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 15:1-20 ESV

Traditions and Commandments

15 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” 3 He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 5 But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,”[a] 6 he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word[b] of God. 7 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:

8 “‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me;
9 in vain do they worship me,
teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”

What Defiles a Person

10 And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: 11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” 12 Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?” 13 He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. 14 Let them alone; they are blind guides.[c] And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” 15 But Peter said to him, “Explain the parable to us.” 16 And he said, “Are you also still without understanding? 17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled?[d] 18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. 20 These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

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Ex-Gay is Stepping4Souls to Show God’s Love by Walking from Gravette to Little Rock, AR

Stepping4Souls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Ex-Gay is Stepping4Souls to Show God’s Love by Walking from Gravette to Little Rock, AR

Bentonville, AR – July 12, 2015 – Join Ex-Gay, Jason Maxwell as he sets out with Christians from around Northwest, AR to begin his journey to Little Rock. He plans to share his testimony throughout the state. He will be praying over city halls and school board administration buildings all along the way.

Ex-Gay, Jason Maxwell is loving and living life God’s way with his wife and daughters in Gravette, AR. The SCOTUS ruling on same sex marriage left Jason desperately crying out to God for the Souls of the lost in the LBGT community. He is setting out to walk from Gravette to Little Rock beginning July 12th, 2015. With every step Jason takes he is claiming another soul back to the Kingdom of God. God is faithful to deliver.

Stepping4Souls will begin Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 2:30 PM from the Word of Life Fellowship parking lot located at: 808 SW 14th St, Bentonville, AR 72712.

Participants will pray and walk to Bentonville square, then on to Rogers City Hall, and Rogers School District administration building as a send off in support of Jason’s mission. Jason will then continue walking each day city to city, until he reaches the State Capitol of Arkansas on/or about Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

“It’s time to stand in love for the LGBT community while speaking God’s Truth!” says Mr. Maxwell, “The Human Rights Campaign has been fighting for decades to convince all of us homosexuals are born that way. I’m living proof that while even I believed that, God is a God of love and power. He can set us all free. HRC’s true agenda is to silence the voice of God in America, and they are doing so at the expense of the LGBT community. HRC’s propaganda has continued to instill fear in the hearts and minds of the LGBT community they claim to be fighting for.”

For more information, or to find out how you can participate in Stepping4Souls visit: http://www.loved2truth.com/stepping4souls.html

You can read Jason’s testimony at: https://flames2fire.wordpress.com/jasons-testimony/

Watch the Stepping4Souls video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqaojnFxats

Contact:

Jason Maxwell

Jason@Flames2Fire.com

Bentonville, AR USA

Ph: 479.202.1010

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Preparing the fine linen to adorn the Bride of Jesus

And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. (‭Revelation‬ ‭19‬:‭8‬ NKJV)

When Jesus comes back to marry His bride (The Church), It is the righteous acts of the Saints that will weave the fine linen. Jesus’ bride will wear garments made out of the way Christians use our time here on earth. Do we want that bride to be adorned with stained fabric that has been bleached repeatedly to remove the same stains over and over again? Wouldn’t it be much better for the Bride of Christ to be wearing a garment interwoven with the power and authority that Jesus paid for with His own blood?

Many times I have been either asked directly, or through their actions people obviously think that because Jesus always forgive they don’t need to do what God asks in the bible. They fell that the blood of Jesus will wash them clean and they don’t need to worry about it. Without getting on a soapbox I urge you to think about this. Would you rather use the blood of Jesus to keep washing you clean, or to walk in the Authority and power His blood gave you?

Would you rather spend all your time asking for forgiveness from the Savior who paid the ultimate price for your sins, or come before Him saying thank you for healing my friend from cancer when I asked?

We all have free will, and with the free will we can choose to accept Christ as our Lord and Savior or not to. If we do accept him as our Lord and Savior and begin our Christian walk, we then get to continue using our free will to either use His blood to continually wash our sins away like bleaching out our stained garment over and over again.

We can also choose to grow from children of God into Men and Women of God. In order to do this, we must sacrifice our own will for that of our Father. When we do that we begin to use less of Jesus blood to wash ourselves clean, and more of it to see the will of God walked out on Earth as it is in Heaven. God wants to preform miracles every single day, but He gave man dominion over the earth. He will only do what we speak into existence. So let’s all start walking in the power and authority that God gave us through the sacrifice and blood of His son Jesus Christ. Let’s stop having to use all our time with Jesus asking for forgiveness, and start speaking life over other peoples situations. Let’s start laying hands on the sick and watching them be healed, lets start binging the enemy in our own life and in others lives. Lets all make a continuous effort to live our lives according to Gods word, so that our string in the interwoven fine linen adorning Jesus’ Bride will be one of strength, power and authority in Christ, not a weakened strand that had to constantly be bleached and re-bleached to remove the stains with the blood of Jesus!

Ok I guess it was a soapbox after all lol

Have a Blessed and Prosperous Day!

It’s Black and White

So for several years I have had this tugging at my heart to write my story.  To share with the world the hope the is in Christ. The life changing power of a life in Him. There is always a reason I don’t find the time. Work, family, mission trips, church activities, and yes even a bit of anxiety. Anxiety of how it will affect my brothers, parents, wife, children, friends and everyone I love.  It is obvious that I openly share the life changing testimony of what Jesus has done in my life openly.  How could I not! To write a book about all the things that led up to my life as a gay man is a new level of transparency that I keep holding back. But I can’t continue holding back and resisting all that God wants to do in and through millions of people’s lives.

On of the things I have to overcome to write this book, is the way I see myself.  You see as a child I had issues with my eyes and it made it difficult for me to read. As a result those struggles made me hate books and anything to do with books.  I couldn’t stand grammar, reading or writing.  To this day I still see myself as a person who can’t write, and that my grammar and spelling is atrocious! I thank God daily for spell check and far too many times find mistakes in my Facebook and blog posts. So to write a book seems impossible. But I think that is part of the reason He has placed this on my heart. He needs me in my weakness to expose His greatness. That my friends is what giving God all the honor and glory is all about. I know I can not write a blog post, much less a book on my own. I also know that when God say do something, you do it, He will take care of the rest.

For the world to really know the hope and resurrection power of Jesus Christ, they have to know the entire story. You see for the gay man to really see hope of leaving a sinful life behind, they have to be able to relate to the person who God set free. To the person struggling with same-sex attraction they have to know they are not alone. That I experienced many of the same thoughts, feelings and struggles that they may have felt or still be feeling. To the parents of the homosexual or strugglers who are trying to figure out how they speak truth into their child’s life, but still show support and love, I pray that this book will give them insight. To the Ex-gay who feels like they trapped between the gay and straight agenda, I pray that my story will offer hope and encouragement that you have made the right choice. That you are on the right path that God Wills for your life. It is possible to love, protect, and even defend the gay friends and family you have shared your life with, while still standing strong on the biblical principles that same-sex sex is sin, and sin is wrong, and God will always give us a way out. That speaking the truth is not about judgement, but about LOVE. Just as He will give a way out to all of those that call on His name. It doesn’t matter what sin you feel stuck in, God always will give a way out! It is the lies of the world that convince us we are trapped and bound forever. There is HOPE, it is real, it can and WILL be possible for God to give you a new life in Him. All you have to do is ask and then abide in Him.

Yesterday morning I woke up at 3 am and knew that I had to begin.  I wrote for about 4 house outlining all the things in my life that I feel must be told to really tell the story of what made me a gay man, the people and the situations that God sent my way to bring me back to Him so that I could now enjoy the life God intended for me all along.

This morning as I sat down to begin writing the first section of my story God quickly began speaking to me and the following is what came out. It wasn’t what I intended to write, but it came out in the middle of what I intended to write. So I have decided to post it and give God the Glory! I pray it speaks to you and those you love.

The world it’s so full of gray, it gives you permission to come and play.

The Truth it sets you free, with promises of what will be.

It is pretty black and white; God has the only real insight.

 

God has blessed you to be a blessing.

The devil has cursed you to take everything.

Be blessed, or be cursed, but to not know that is the worst.

 

Our earthly struggles bring us so much pain,

but this new life in Him has so much gain.

When the path seems to much to bear,

don’t worry there is rest in God’s easy Chair.

Go ahead and take a seat,

because Jesus loves to cleanse our feet.

It is in His humility and not His despair,

that He paid the price for our human repair.

 

As we lean back to think, the blood of Jesus acts like a sink.

His beautiful blood, flowing through our mud

His acts of perfect love, transferring peace of the white dove

It is in our time of lack, when we should just sit back

Knowing He carries the chair of our sinning repair

 

It’s time to stop the fight; God’s word is Black and White.

Just do what He says, and if you should fail

Know that you’re loved; He said so with every nail.

Written by Jason Maxwell December 31, 2014

Holidays Guatemala and Mexico Mission Trips with Jason Maxwell

Dear Friends and Family,

My wife Sarah and our daughters, Hollyn and Emelyn bring me so much joy and happiness, as most of you are well aware. As parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles I know you too can relate to the special place kids hold in our hearts. We are all God’s children and we all hold that same special place in His heart. It is that understanding that continues to drive Sarah and my desire to reach God’s lost and hurting children of the world.
Take a journey with me to a place where automatic weapons and drug cartels are part of everyday life. A place where fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters are killed daily if they cannot pay off the cartels for the “RIGHT” to survive. A place where widows and children are left homeless. Left to become scavengers for survival. Imagine your days spent eating, sleeping, and drinking from the trash heaps in the city dump. You have little to no hope of getting a job, because the rest of the city views you as nothing more than the trash you scavenge. You anxiously await the arrival of the next dump truck, like our kids anxiously await Christmas and the opening of presents. Your world view is so limited that your greatest ambition in life is to be the dump truck driver, so that you can get the best scraps. Your only source of income is the limited money you can make by taking broken things repairing them or repurposing them and then hitting the streets trying to sell your wares. Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a mother and enough brothers and sisters to scavenge the dump, so that you can still attend school while they are digging to find food, clothes, and anything else that the family can use to survive, but even then you spend your nights doing homework and sleeping on the outskirts of the giant trash heap you call home. Maybe you’re all alone and school is not a luxury you can afford, because that time away from the heap means you won’t have enough to eat to survive another day. After all there are 11,000 other people just like you living off the same dump outside Guatemala City. 6,500 of you are children.
Until earlier this year, I had no idea such a place existed. Yes I knew there were hurting and hungry people, but I had never seen such a place with my own eyes. My heart breaks every time I think and pray for the scavengers aka “The Treasures.” We are all so blessed, and God blesses us to be a blessing to others. On November 17th, I will be leaving the comforts of home, with a team from New Life Christian Center to return to the saddest place I’ve ever been. We will spend a week hosting an afternoon Vacation Bible School at The Potter’s House for the children living in the dump. We will spend our mornings helping build basic housing for some of the families lucky enough to be recipients of the Potter’s House project. We will also be revisiting some of the churches that we preached at on our last trip, providing them with strength and encouragement to continue their work spreading the word of God throughout Guatemala.
I will return home on November 25th to spend Thanksgiving with my family and prepare for the next mission trip to visit some of the dumps in Mexico that also have people surviving off the trash. On December 11th I will once again leave for another week. I will be doing this trip with my friend, Brother in Christ, and fellow missionary Justo Chavana, founder of Jordan Ministries in Rockport Texas. Along with other missionaries from around the US, Justo will lead us into the dumps of Mexico to deliver CHRISTmas to these men, woman, and children. Justo has already started several soup kitchens outside various dumps in Mexico to help meet the needs of these hurting people. This will be my first visit to the dumps of Mexico and I have great expectations of the things God will do while we are there. Sarah and I have already purchased approximately 200 pairs of shoes to take, along with 750 glow in the dark bracelets just to bring joy to the faces of these kids. We also have gathered hundreds of items of gently used clothing over the last several months to take as well.
I’m excited about the opportunity and experiences that lie ahead. I hope you see the value in what we will accomplish. As you can imagine, trips like this requires financial support from a number of people. I need to raise about $5,000 to complete these two trips. If you can support me in a financial way, I would be very grateful. And, most importantly, I need your prayer support. Prayer is the fuel that will allow us to be successful as we follow God’s leading in ministry in these countries. Without prayer, nothing will happen. When you sow financially or sow prayers into a mission, you are part of that mission. This is a great way to add to your treasures in heaven. As you decide if, and what to give please remember;
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

If you would like to be part of these missions through your financial support, please send a check to:
New Life Christian Center
900 Centerton Blvd Centerton, AR 72719

***PLEASE write “Jason Maxwell Missions” in the memo line of your check***
Contributions are Tax Deductable

Advancing God’s Kingdom One Act of Love at a Time,

Jason Maxwell

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Guatemala Mission – Tuesday April 30th, 2013

Tuesday Morning

This Morning we visited the Casa Shalom orphanage in San Lucas, Guatemala.  It was a very emotional vist filled with highs and lows. The highs of course being the love we were able to share with these special kids, and the smiles and laughter they gave back to us.

Pastor Kelly had asked several of us to share with the kids. I chose to tell them about my very special friend Jesus, and how no matter where I went Jesus was with me sharing His love.

The hard part is the situations that brought these kids here. Many of them were rescused from abusive situations. Others had been saved from the drug cartels where their parents had sent them to work off the parents drug habits etc… What God is doing for these kids through the work of the missionaries in the orphanage is amazing. I encourage you to visit their website through the link above and support them if you feel called to do so.

 

Tuesday Night

 

We are traveling back to Guatemala City after an amazing time with The Lord at a crusade about 2 hours south of Gautama City. So many things happened.

Gauatemala Crusaide From the moment we stepped out of the van to the thunderous  roar of the Guatemalan worship, I knew God was there. When we walked through  the gates of the pavilion where Pastor Curtis was to preach I instantly felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. Unlike many times at home when I come to church with the weight of daily life it takes me time to get into His presence.

Here in Guatemala I have not experienced that at all. I am constantly in His presence. But the moment  we walk into his place of worship I feel Him in ways I rarely get to at home. I pray that when I return home I can continue feeling and getting in His presence in this powerful way.

Jason Maxwel in Guatemala

Tonight when they did the alter call and I came to the front with the other missionaries. I was not afraid. You see typically it makes me very uncomfortable to pray for people, but God has released me from that fear. He has shown me on this trip in a very short time that my words don’t matter, when I lay my hands on them, the Holy Spirit will minister to their heart. It doesn’t matter what I say, it is His power and presence that speaks to their heart.

This Revelation took out all the fear of praying and allowed me to truly open myself up as an empty vessel for Christ. I know that this is why praying in tongues back home can be so important. It allows the Holy Spirit to minister to the need without the giver or receiver focusing on the spoken words.

I began praying for a man in a wheel chair, talk about pressure. He didn’t seem to have any reaction to my prayer physically or emotionally, I felt almost as if he was annoyed I was touching him, yet behind him stood his mother praying desperately. As I laid  my hands on her shoulder tears started pouring out of her. She was in such pain. The struggles of years worth of worry for her wheel chair bound son had weighed her down. As I continued to pray I could see the tears and sobbing increase and I know that with ever tear shed God was providing healing to her bourse bed heart.

I began praying for the next  woman closet to me and within second Gods anointing was flowing through me. I could feel His great power pouring  through my body. The woman probably in her mid to late 40’s began weeping in my arms. Words came out, but my soul was praying for her to be delivered from years of hurt and pain that she had been carrying since childhood from physical and sexual abuse. As I continued to pray she was filled with the spirit and fell limp in my arms as I struggled to guild her to the ground.  Now this is the first time I have laid hands on someone and them gone down, so while I had prayed God would move through me in powerful ways, it still took me back that it happened. As I began questioning it in my own mind, I realized the Devil was trying to take away my anointing. I immediately praised God, smiled and thanked Him for the honor of using me as His empty vessel.

Next I moved on to a man who as soon as I said Jesus Jesus Jesus (in the Spanish enunciation) he hit the ground…again I thanked God and moved on.

This continued on as I prayed for many others, some received from the spirit, some did not, some I could actually feel the resistance. Even though they stood and came forward to receive what God wanted to give them, they were so oppressed and carried with them Spirits of oppression, perversion, rebellion, and disbelief. Without opening themselves up completely to receive what God wanted them too, they lost out. At first I wanted to just stay and keep praying over one personal until we reached a break through, but the Spirit guided me and had to move on. I questioned this and He reminded me everyone has free will. He will never force Himself or His gifts upon someone who is not willing to receive.

I came to a woman in her early to mid thirties. She was dressed nice in business suit jacket over a black shirt. Her long black hair neatly groomed. As I began she smiled and soon I felt the change, I was not praying for her as I was all the others. No in fact I’m not sure you call it praying at all, I was taking authority for her. In the name of Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God I demanded Satin to leave her body, to release her because she was my sister in Christ and the property of the Living God. I remember thinking oh my gosh I am in way over my head. Please Lord let another one of the missionaries or Pastors hear this and come cast out this demonic spirit. Then as if receiving a loving corrective spanking, God spoke to my spirit and reminded me I don’t have to do anything but sit back and let Him do it all. All I have to do is be a willing open and empty vessel. in this moment I was no different than the pastors or missionaries or great healers throughout the ages. I was willing, I was open (although questioning like a young child at every turn), and I was an empty vessel that God was using to pour out His blessings and deliver His children from their hurts and pains. Now all of these thoughts and communication with my Heavenly Father happened in just a blink of an eye. I began screaming at the top of my lungs demanding Satin to leave my sister alone. Her body started to jerk, her head was jerking violently in my hands. Her hair was rubbing so fast under my left hand it felt like sandpaper rubbing off my skin. As I continued to pray, the woman began screaming out in a language  I’ve never heard, it certainly wasn’t Spanish and it wasn’t a heavenly tongue. Whatever it was it was demonic and it was scary. I opened my eyes to see what was going on, and what I saw scared me even more. The well dressed well groomed woman I had initially started praying for no longer was the same, her whole presence was different, her once beautiful long black hair that framed her face was now hanging 360 degrees around her head, covering her face completely. It was a sight I’ve only seen in horror movies, in fact I wasn’t going to be surprised if the next thing I saw was her eyes glowing red from under the black veil of hair that was covering this woman as this demonic spirit was manifesting itself. I again closed my eyes and prayed trying to forget what I had just seen and hand her all over to God so He could work a great work in her life. Moments later it all stopped as her body fell into the legs of the man standing behind her. I looked at her for a moment as she laid there and she looked so peaceful.

Next I came to an older woman and standing next to a man probably in his thirties, I assume her son. I prayed for her hip, she started moving it in a large circular motion and back and forth in large movements, she had a smile on her face.

I prayed for the man’s back because he had pointed to it and as I prayed I felt his spine popping and straighten, it freaked me out but I continued to give thanks to God. When I stopped he started bending forward to touch his toes, and twisting side to side, all the while with a great big smile, nodding yes, it is better.

I continued on laying my hands and praying for others until there were no more people except for a man with a walker. Pastor Kelly and Brother Isaac and I were all praying for Him.  As Isaac had him try to walk, it was obvious that the man’s tendons and ligaments were so tight he stood on his toes, unable to bend his ankles. As I watched him drag his unprotected toes across the concrete floor of the pavilion, with one ankle locked behind the other, His feet black from the dirt of the streets and the hard life this man has lived. God spoke to my spirit and said wash his feet. I argued with God in my spirit saying but God we are in an outdoor pavilion without water. Anyone who knows me will tell you I do not like to get dirty, or hot. I continued in my flesh for a few more seconds making excuses as to why I was not going to touch this man’s feet. Finally I yielded to God’s will, because after all that is why God sent me to Guatemala to do His will, not mine. I told Pastor Kelly that we needed to wash the man’s feet. She of course said “well then do it.” I of course was hoping someone else would volunteer.

Then God spoke to my spirit…humble yourself before your Lord God, and do my will on earth as it is already done in Heaven.

I asked Isaac to ask the man to sit. Someone ask what we would clean his feet with and God showed me the water bottles that had been given to each of us to drink throughout the night. Each of us was given one bottle, most of them were close to empty, but in the midst of 6 or 7 empty bottle God provided an entire unopened bottle of water. As I took the water I closed my eyes and began to pray and intercede on this man’s behalf. Instantly Gods heart opened to mine and I began to weep in ways I can’t explain. I began to open the water bottle an knew that this was real…God had opened the heavens above us and the Kingdom of God was at hand, God  was about to do something amazing.

Jason Maxwell washing mans feet in Guatemala 1

As the water flowed out of that bottle the Living Waters from heaven were flowing and as I began to wash this man’s feet I noticed they were like steel rods. There was no movement and as I pushed against them they remained stiff. I have never seen anything like it, no matter what direction I washed or the pressure I applied they remained still. As I continued to intercede and wash the feet of this man, exposing his renewed skin, I was led the place the bottom of foot in the palm of my hand and apply pressure. At first nothing, and I continued praying Over what seemed like 10-20 minutes and his ankle began to release the tendons relaxed and his foot flattened, no longer did his feet hang from his body like that of a fully erect ballerina ready to twirl, but they were flat. For the first time this man’s feet were horizontal to the ground. I asked him to stand, he looked at me with eyes that said I don’t want to stand. I asked him again and move to the side as so he could lean on his walker. He stood as he always had lifting with his arms. As he did I watched as those horizontal feet tightened and became vertically locked once again. My heart breaks as I think of this man. I know God healed him, God told me He healed him. Immediately though the devil came into my heart and doing as  only the devil can, he came to steel, kill and destroy. He laughed at me as we watched the man drag down the aisle walking with his arm strength instead of His healed and flattened feet God had given him just moments before. Satin used his control over that mans mind to steel his blessing, then he turned his attention to me to try and steel my blessing by laughing at me by making me think I was crazy. I prayed instantly for God to protect my mind and heart from Satins attacks.  God then began use the missionaries around me to speak life back into me, as I was drained. I had given to this man all God had given to me leaving nothing back. I walked back to the van in a state of sadness and confusion. Throughout the trip home more was given to me including a new prayer language. I have been asking The Lord for almost two years to give me a new prayer language because my present  one sounded like such baby talk consisting of just a few syllables that remind me of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles saying Calabunga Dude!

As the trip home continued I began to pray using my new pray language. It is a language of worship, of song, and sounds so beautiful even though I don’t understand a word of it. I will thank God for the rest of my life for the blessing I received from Him today by yielding to His will.

Guatemala Mission – Monday April 29th, 2013

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Today started off early as I said goodbye to Sarah my wife, our daughter Hollyn, and our now 38 day old baby Emelyn Faith. Excitement was in the air as I joined the other Missionaries from our church and we traveled from Northwest Arkansas to Guatemala City. As this is my first mission trip, I really have no idea what to expect, other than to see God do some amazing things as He transforms lives. I know that this is not like the mission trips I had heard my Grandma talk about. You know, the youth group on a mission to help out by painting houses etc….No, this is very different as our mission is to save hundreds, if not thousands of souls by bringing them to know the love of God. To know what He did for them and the price He paid through His son Jesus Christ.  To give them hope, love, and faith. To preach the Gospel of Truth and minister to the people of Guatemala.

Guatemala Flight

When  arriving in Guatemala, Pastor David and his wife picked us up from the airport and drove us to our hotel in Zona ViVa.  Pastor David is a local Pastor who has worked very hard to set up the events our team will be holding this week. We took a couple of hours to get settled in and rest before go to the evening services. Pastor David drove us to his church, where we split up into three groups, and went to three different churches around the city.Kenny, Kit, Brother Justo and I all went to a church in one of the worst neighborhoods surrounding Guatemala City. A neighborhood known for its cartel activity, where businesses are expected to pay the cartel $200-$500 a week. Keep in mind that in this neighborhood, most people are paying $100-200 a month for the houses they live in.  Failure to pay will result in the business owner’s family members being killed. There are times when entire families are killed. Our driver a local Pastor in that neighborhood told us of mass shootings, and how not long before we arrived the cartel had killed 15 people at once in a local drug/convenience store.

It is hard to imagine that in the small area of maybe 2 miles there are over 200 churches. Within 6 city blocks there were nearly 60 churches according to the pastor that was driving us. The average church has about 100-200 people with a few having 500 member congregations. When I saw the small area that all these churches were contained in, I instantly questioned where do all the people live? I mean take 6 city blocks in a US neighborhood. Most neighborhood contain between 30-40 houses per square city block, multiply that by 6 and you get between 180-240 houses. If the average house has 3-4 people, that leaves you with 960 people, on the high side, in neighborhood of 6 square blocks in the US.  60 churches with each containing 100-200 people equals 6,000-12,000 people attending church in this 6 block area. Now add in the room required for the 60 churches which are much bigger than a house, and logic shows us that the people must be traveling from a long ways to get these churches full.

So of course, I questioned the Pastor about this and asked him where all the people came from? His reply was the same 6 block area. Holy Cow!!! How on earth do you fit 6,000-12,000 people in a 6 block area with 60 churches(granted most of them are just one really large room to our US standards), and stores to supply the needs of those people. The answer seems relatively simple, build skyscrapers right? Wrong! The tallest building I saw in this area was two stories. Hard to imagine how packed and crowded the people’s living quarters really are. I can tell you on one corner I saw a small house, what we in American real estate would consider the size of a small 8×10 storage shed, or a child’s bedroom many would consider too small to house a child’s twin bed and their toys. In the open doorway of that house stood a man, woman and their 3 small children.

Upon arriving at the church, we were warmly welcomed by a couple of members of the congregation and taken to our seats on the front row. The worship part of the service had already began, so we quickly took our places and began worshiping and preparing for what God had called us here to do. Their worship was amazing, the people seemed so hungry for God’s presence, and God wasn’t disappointing those that were desperately seeking Him!

After worship the local Pastor introduced Brother Justo to the church. Brother Justo was going to deliver the message that evening. Each of us said a few words, before he began, thanking the church for allowing us to come. I wish I could tell you more about the service itself, but Brother Justo delivered the message in Spanish, so there was no interpreter for just the three of us. I always knew I needed Rosetta Stone! What I can say is it was a great time with God on a personal basis, and I could tell the congregation was really getting a lot out of the messages being delivered.

The Pastor asked brother Justo to have me come up and say the closing prayer. This is something that would normally terrify me. Not the thought of talking in front of large groups of people, I’ve done that for years, but praying for people and in front of people is something that a year ago would have shut me down. The thought of it still scares me just because it’s one of the ways the devil try’s to hold me back. But the honor God blessed me with by having the Pastor share his podium with me and closing out the service overcame any fear.

After the service the Pastor said they had prepared us a traditional Guatemalan meal, and that we could not leave without eating and sharing a meal with them.  Keep in mind the water in Guatemala is not safe for us to drink, so food outside of a large franchise type restaurant is very risky. Something most the people on our trip seem very worried about. I figure God sent us to this land to serve His people, and in return they have honored us to eat among them. That is a direct reward from God, and He will nourish it to our bodies.  1 Timothy 4:4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving

IMG_1908So we walked out into the street and greeted people. We watched in amazement as the kids crowded around Brother Justo and his impossible to catch American dollar bill. The joy and laughter it brought to not just the kids playing, but to the parents and other adults was amazing.

Soon we were asked to come back into the church room, where to my surprise all the chairs had been stacked and removed, in the center of this Guatemalan church sat  just one table with 6 chairs. Enough for the Pastor of the church, brother Justo, the Pastor that had driven us, Kit, Kenny and myself. I can’t explain the overwhelming feeling of realizing what Honor these people had given to us. God’s love was pouring into me and I was treasuring ever moment. One second I would be thinking how honored I was to be sitting around this table with the Pastor of the church. The next moment I was thinking why would these people give us such honor, we are just three everyday Americans from Arkansas that love God. The next moment my heart would be breaking thinking about how much food was there available for us to eat, more than we could eat if we stayed all week. Why wasn’t the rest of the church eating with us. Why were these people who had so little, giving us so much?  Soon the Pastors wife and son pulled up chairs to the table to fellowship with us…keep in mind, the whole time brother Justo is talking to them in Spanish, I had no clue what was being said. But regardless of the language barrier the universal language of God’s Love was shared and evident among all of us at that table.

As we drove back to the hotel, I couldn’t help but think how blessed we all are. What a blessing it is to allow God to use us to show His love to others.  How blessed I am that God was using these people to bless me with love in return. What an awesome Living God I get the honor to serve!