Recently a couple watched a Christian TV Program where the host quoted the Apostle Paul, "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to pulling down of strong holds” (2 Cor. 10:3-5: KJV). The host did not mention what the weapons were. "What are they?” they asked.
First, they are not man made or by the flesh (sarkika: sarkikos flesh). Secondly, they have the power (dunata: dunamos) of God (to theos) to destroy strongholds. This is the same power that Jesus described when He said, "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria to the end of the earth” (Acts: 1: 8). In other words, the weapons of our warfare are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 12: 6-6; 1 Cor. 12:8-10).
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are Jesus’ Christmas gifts for every believer who has received Salvation and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Without them we are defenceless. With them, we are Jesus’ ambassadors and the kingdom of darkness is under our authority; including the devil and demons (Jas. 4:1; Mk. 16:17). The Holy Spirit does "signs, wonders and miracles” when we are faithful to use the gifts of the Spirit (Heb. 2:4). We distribute these (Spiritual) Gifts all year around and not just at Christmas!
I need your prayers for healing and a complete recovery! (James 5:15-16)
On November 13, 2014 at approximately 7:05 p.m., while driving east bound to our House Meeting in Lindsay, ON, an on-coming car went out of control on the slippery road and came across the centre line of the highway and caused a head on collision with our ministry van. The Medic team had to cut open the door of our van in order to get me out and take me to the Lindsay hospital.
After X-rays, I was told that I had no broken bones. However, later that morning, after more X-rays, I was informed that I had a broken sternum and a lot of bruising. Consequently, our regularly monthly meetings for the next few weeks will be led by several of our ministry students who are taking courses to be licensed and ordained. Also our ministry van was totaled and needs to be replaced.
I ask you to remember me in prayer for a complete recovery. Also please pray for the driver of the car that collided with our van. He had some very serious injuries, including broken bones and is still hospitalized.
I thank Jesus each day for my healing and also for your blessings and prayers. I pray that the love of Jesus will abide in your hearts; and that your joy may be full as you gather together with your loved ones this Christmas! (John 15:8-10)