REFLECT. REMEMBER. PRAY. by Ron Coltman

This past Memorial Day I reflected, remembered and was reminded of the many men and women who gave their lives, who paid the ultimate sacrifice, that we may continue to live in liberty and freedom.  The freedoms we enjoy are not free.  They cost somebody.  REFLECT - Somebody paid a price for you and me.  And, maybe you don't know someone personally who gave their life for you.  That's okay.  We are asked to remember them.

I have a friend who's grandfather paid the price on the shores of Normandy (France) on D-Day during World War ll.  Many gave their lives that day so that many would be free from tyranny.  Today, I am remembering my friend's grandfather, my friend and his family, and extended family who had to continue to press forward in spite of their loss and grief.

In the Bible, we are encouraged to REMEMBER the things that are important to God, and those things that are important to us.  It may be fun things like birthdays, anniversaries, or other celebrations, or other markers in our lives that may bring painful memories or a sense of loss or grief.  In all those types of moments of remembering, I find myself humbly before God thanking Him for the blessings of my past, present, and declaring His continued blessings over my future and my generation's future.

God is good and He has a plan for my life and your life that goes far beyond what we can think or imagine for a thousand years.  Frankly, as a fully devoted believer in Jesus, we are promised by God that He will be with us in whatever circumstances or situations we face each day.  We can choose to stay or remain under the shelter of His wing (Ps. 91) and press forward knowing He is making a way for us.  I don't know about you, but that is reassuring to me knowing that I am not alone.

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While in the Prayer Room today I felt a strong urge to encourage all of us to pray for the seven mountains of society or spheres of influence in our nation.  The seven areas or mountains are as follows:

1.  Arts & Entertainment;  2. Business & Finance;  3. Education & Research;  4. Family; 

5. Government;  6. Media & Communications;  7.  Religion (Faith)

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Our nation needs you right now to take a moment to pray - pray for the seven Spirits of God (from Isaiah 11:2) to rest upon us.

1.  The Spirit of the Lord;  2.  The Spirit of Wisdom;  3.  The Spirit of Understanding;  4.  The Spirit of Counsel;  5. The Spirit of Might;  6. The Spirit of Knowledge;  7. The Spirit of Reverential Fear (God is God and we are not).

We bless you to PRAY seeking God;  asking Him questions about what you need or what we need as a nation; and remembering His work in, on, over, and through our nation.

1 John 5:14-15 -- Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

NOW is the Season of Favor by Ron Coltman

Hello KSC Friends & Family,

I was in the KSC Prayer Room (Algonquin, IL) today for our weekly 10am-12pm prayer set for Businesses, Ministries, and Organizations. I was asking the Lord what should be our focus for prayer for the over 300 organizations we pray for each week, and I sensed the Lord say FAVOR,

It is not unlike God to give a believer a word or picture to begin to speak to them prophetically by the Holy Spirit on what He wants us to say or do.  I have become accustomed to Him speaking to me this way on a Friday night at KSC Encounter God Service in Elgin, IL. 

You start with a word or picture, and then quickly many times to follow are words to explain the picture prophetically released.  In this case, I heard the Lord say, Psalm 69:13, which says:

"I keep calling out to you, Yahweh!  I know you will bend down to listen to me,  for now is the season of favor.  Because of your faithful love for me, your answer to my prayer will be my sure salvation."

We began to worship & pray, declare & decree this over the businesses, ministries, and organizations we pray for.  It is a declaration of the release of the FAVOR of God at such a time as this in many of our lives.

I encourage you to reach toward heaven and pull down the Season of FAVOR on your life.

Although we prayed it for these organizations, it is yours for the asking, according to the words written by King David, and confirmed by 1 John 5:13-14.  Remember, God is faithful, and He will do it. (1 Thes. 5:24).

Blessings,

Ron Coltman, Ministry Director of KIngdom Sending Center

Valerie Coltman on Voices In The Wilderness TV - 2017 August Comcast Schedule

Essential Skills of Christianity

with Guest Valerie Coltman

Current Comcast TV Schedule/Video Playback/August 2017

Voices in the Wilderness is a TV Ministry.

They currently broadcast in Chicago, many Chicago land suburbs.  Some of our programs can be seen on their YouTube channel  http://www.youtube.com/user/voicesTelevisionMore broadcast areas coming soon.  

Producer/Host: Rev. Dr. Maria Goldstein

IL - Comcast Channel 35 - Sundays at 7:30 pm

In the following Chicago suburbs:  Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Des Plaines, Glenview, Golf, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Northbrook, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood, and Wheeling

IL - Comcast Channel 19 - Sundays at 7:30 pm

In the following Chicago suburbs: Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette

IL - Comcast Channel 19 - Thursdays at 6:30 pm

In the following Chicago suburbs:  Bedford Park, Bellwood, Bensenville, Berkeley, Berwyn, Bloomingdale, Bridgeview, Broadview, Brookfield, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Cicero, Clarendon Hills, Countryside, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Forest View, Franklin Park, Glendale Heights, Harwood Heights, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park, Itasca, Justice, La Grange, La Grange Park, Leyden Township, Lombard, Lyons, Lyons Township, Maywood, McCook, Melrose Park, Norridge, North Riverside, Northlake, Oak Brook, Oak Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Proviso Township, River Forest, River Grove, Riverside, Roselle, Rosemont, Schiller Park, Stickney, Stickney Township, Stone Park, Summit, Villa Park, Westchester, Western Springs, Westmont, Willow Springs, Willowbrook, Wood Dale, Woodridge.

Source: http://www.kingdomsendingcenter.org

A NEW LOOK AT THE PRAYER OF JABEZ by Ben Peters

Greetings Friends,

I just posted on FaceBook the following short word.  I believe this is from the Lord and we will be seeing some great things in the coming year.   Please accept this as my prediction and exhortation for 2017.

 

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE PRAYER OF JABEZ

I believe the Holy Spirit is saying, “It’s time to take a deeper look at Jabez’s prayer.

Jabez name meant pain, because his mother said, “I bore him in pain.” 

Obviously, his name bothered him because he “called on the God of Israel, saying, ‘Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!’  So, God granted him what he requested.”  I Chronicles 4:10.

Jabez made four requests, which were expounded on by Bruce Wilkerson.  They were:

  1. Bless me indeed.
  2. Enlarge my territory.
  3. That Your hand may be with me.
  4. Keep me from evil.

What I would have liked the author to pay more attention to was the declared motive for this prayer.  Motives are based on the condition of our heart, and that’s what God is always looking at.  I’m wondering how many who prayed these four requests failed to receive their answers, as Jabez did, because they didn’t have the purest motives.

The cry of Jabez’s heart, was, “that I might not cause pain.”  Somehow, Jabez connected his lack of blessing, territory, God’s hand and protection from evil with causing pain to others.  I don’t really know what his situation was, but this I do know.  The opposite of causing pain is being a blessing.  I can clearly see how the fulfillment of these requests would be helpful if he wanted to be a blessing to others. 

So simply put, he could have worded it more like this:  “Lord would you help me to be a blessing by showing me Your favor in blessings and enlarged territory.  Would you show that you are with me by doing miracles for me and by keeping me from sin and from trouble in my life.  Lord, I just want to be a blessing to others and a good testimony of your faithfulness, love and power.”

FRESH TIMELY APPLICATION

This prayer should now be prayed by the church, as the whole body of Christ.  I believe God wants us to pray this prayer with an intensity and with pure motives, so that we, as Christ’s physical body on this earth, do not bring unnecessary pain to the unbeliever, but, like the early church, bring great joy, love and healing to a lost and hurting world.  We are clearly in a time of Kingdom Advancement.  It’s time to seize the moment.  It’s a window of opportunity that the church hasn’t seen in a very long time.

  1. LORD, BLESS US INDEED.  I believe there are huge material blessings coming very soon – a transfer of wealth – not for selfish reasons, but to help us fulfill the Great Commission.
  2. ENLARGE OUR TERRITORY.  God wants to increase our sphere of influence and promote us to preach the gospel of Jesus’ love and power – the gospel of the Kingdom.
  3. LET YOUR HAND BE WITH US.   God’s hand speaks of His power and healing anointing.  God will release a major healing anointing to activate faith in unbelievers, so He can reap His harvest.
  4. LORD, KEEP US FROM EVIL.  This can mean keeping us from sinning, as well as keep us from disasters or troubles.

But, the most important part of our prayer is declaring boldly our motives.  “Lord, we are not asking these things for selfish reasons.  We want to see revival.  We want resources to send many harvesters into your harvest field.  We want a platform to preach your gospel.  We want your miracles to attract the unbeliever and encourage every weary warrior.  We want to walk in a way that’s pleasing to you and without the distractions of unnecessary attacks.  We want to seek first your Kingdom and see Your name greatly glorified.  We want to see the knowledge of the glory of the Lord cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.

May God give us one heart and soul to love and serve our God with all our heart – our motives – and with our whole being.   Blessings to all!!!

Ben and Brenda Peters