Tuesday, March 10, 2015: This morning I went with Jerry to Christ Church for a men's meeting where Marion Boggs spoke; he was full of energy and did a great job. In the last point of his message he talked about affections. People need affection. He had just come back from Atlanta where he visited with his son who graduated from Ranger Academy. While stopping for gas a lady came by, open the door and put out a six week old puppy in the cold rainy weather. Not caring too much about dogs he was over and picked up the puppy and drove four hours to West Monroe with the dog and his lap. After telling the story he bent over, unzipped a duffel bag and picked up this puppy to show us. We couldn't believe that the puppy never moved or whimpered for an hour, it was just listening and his voice. What a great illustration of affections.
After leaving the airport I stop by the post office to mail off some CDs of the conference. As I moved toward the door, simultaneously a young lady headed toward the door. I was rushing to open the door for her and she was rushing to open the door for me. I told her that I couldn't go in before her, it wouldn't be right, and if my mother saw it she would whip me. She said "I was brought up that way also, to respect my elders, you go first." She was very friendly and walked beside me as we walked toward the main part of the post office. Her name was Allison, she worked at a dental office; she was wearing scrubs.
As we got to the next door a young black man opens it and let's both of us in. I told the young man that he was a gentleman and a scholar and thanked him for letting us in. There was a long line. He and the young lady wanted me to go ahead of them. I told them the story that I'd had heard earlier about the little puppy being picked up by Marion. There was a need for everyone to have a feeling of affection. The young black man spoke up and said that he had never gotten affection from his father. I asked him what his name was; he said it was David. I told him I could remember that because I have a son named David. I asked him if he was named after David in the Bible, he said no I was named after my father who lives in California. I said to David I believe the Lord wants me to pray for you; could you meet me in the hallway after we finish. He said, "I will wait on you." Then he spoke up and said I left my wallet in the car I need to go get it. As he came back, he did not get in line he just waited at a counter outside the door. Then I spoke to Allison saying, "I would like pray for you also." She said, "I would like that."
After mailing my packages I met David and said let's wait on Allison. When Allison came out, I asked her what I could pray for her about. She said that her back was bothering her. I told her that I have compassion for her because I was having back problem as well. I asked Allison if I could lay my hands on her shoulder, she said yes, I was raised in a Pentecostal church. I told her that I also was a tongue talker myself. Allison, David and I joined hands and I prayed for her. The Lord touched her and she went on her way. I asked David what I could pray for him about, he said that he wanted custody of his son and he wanted to be a good father unlike his father. I prayed for him and God touched him. As we finished up a lady walked up to David and I with tears in her eyes, and introduced herself. Her name was Mrs. Calhoun and she wanted us to pray for her. I guess it is because I talk so loudly everybody could hear what I was saying. Mrs. Calhoun told us her son was in OCC and that she had to get a money order and mail it off for her son. She did this because she loved him. As she was talking, she was weeping and said pray for me. The three of us joined hands and I asked David if he wanted to pray for Mrs. Calhoun first; he said no, I want to hear you pray. I heard the heart and compassion of a loving mother her son and it touch David and I as we prayed. All three of us were weeping. When I finished Mrs. Calhoun hugged David and embrace me compassionately with tears. She went on her way. This was real Holy Spirit race relations. David said, "When you walked into this post office you brought God's Holy Spirit with you and it has touched everyone here." I told him that I discipled man and would like to take him out to lunch and pray for him again. He took my phone number and said, "I will call." He said, "I work at a detail shop around the corner and want to give you a free car wash.
Saturday, March 7, 2015: This morning we had a group of man meet at
Jerry Linhares home. At 1:30 PM we had an ordination review board for
Gary lively. At the evening meeting; it centered around the ordination of
Gary lively into the ministry as an evangelist. This was a powerful time;
Brother Charles Simpson led in this service also.
Monday, March 2, 2015: On the way to the kitchen this morning I spent the time traveling praying in the Holy Spirit, asking Him to be my helper today. As usual I stopped at Gene Cox's for a cup of cappuccino; as I walked in the lady at the register asked where I was going this time of mourning. I told her that I was going to meet with a group of man were discussed the Scripture and prayed together. She followed me to the cappuccino machine as I was talking; I mentioned that I like praying for people. Then I asked if she would like for me to pray for her, she said yes. I asked her, what is your name is, she said, Kristi. I mentioned that my daughter's name was Kristi. I asked her what I could pray for her about; she said my children, my grandchildren and my man. I went to lay my hands on her shoulder, when I did this, she put her right arm around my waist drew close and laid her head on my shoulder. I asked the Holy Spirit to help me pray for her and He did. When I got through, she kissed me on the cheek, she had tears in her eyes, and then she said the cappuccino is on me this morning and would not let me pay.
Friday, February 27, 2015: At noon today, I had lunch with Neil Powers. As we were dining together Rev. Philip Smith came by to say hello. He was alone so we asked him to join us. Philip Smith has had a television program called, "Power Finance" for years. The three of us had a good time visiting and talking about the things of the Lord, especially the challenges of the church in our day. We were there for over two hours.
Neil and Mei Powers with their two children came out to visit Ginger and me. I went by and picked BBQ. Their baby is two months old.
We had another bountiful night of ministry at Celebrate Recovery at FBC Rayville.
I was invited to speak tonight on Lesson 10 “SPIRITUAL INVENTORY”.
We had another FULL HOUSE attendance wise tonight. Not an empty seat and extra chairs placed out again. The participants are so hungry for the Lord.
At the end of my message I shared the gospel and prayed with many to receive CHRIST AS SAVIOR AND LORD”. After praying with the crowd, I specifically requested ALL who prayed to profess Christ as Savior and Lord to stand.
Not everyone that prayed and professed Christ as Lord stood - but we had 16 men and women STAND to give testimony of their profession of Christ as Lord tonight. What a beautiful sight to see a room filled with Joy and HUNGER for Jesus - many came forward to receive prayer ministry also.
Wednesday February 13, 2019: Pastor Robert,
Today we “All four of us - Michelle, Hannah, Aaron Sophia and I returned to a school where there were some deep wounds from our past.
FA is the school where Hannah attended as an 8th grader and my wife taught history that same year about 5 years ago. Mr. John Sartin one of the faculty there as well as a ministry partner of ours called us to invite us to lead a chapel service there today.
Hannah and Michelle faced their memories of pain, shame, embarrassment, bullying, isolation, disrespect, etc.
Hannah sang to the students with passion & as she faced her fears from her past and sang to the students. She was receiving a measure of healing herself as she ministered to the Students.
After she stepped down, I had the opportunity to speak about some of our mission trips - specifically when we were in Africa this past Fall; What we do as a ministry - and even Hannah’s story of being delivered and healed of demonic strongholds of her past. I shared that Hannah once attempted suicide while attending FA and dealt with cutting - but how CHRIST HAS SET HER FREE - RESCUED HER AND HEALED HER.
While speaking to the students I was able to tell them that every person matters and has value because we are all made in the image of God. That Jesus Christ died not only to get them to Heaven but to SAVE HEAL and DELIVER them.
I was able to share the Good News - The Gospel - the meaning of SOZO and the Blood of Christ - Resurrection Power - and appealed to the students to Surrender their life to Christ.
10-15 young people looked at me to confirm that they wanted to profess Christ as their Savior and Lord this morning. Please join me in praying for Holy Ghost Revival to permeate FA now and throughout the remaining of this year.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015: Today I visited Casey Stover, we talked about his son Lucas being sick; Casey had to stay at home with him. This made his boss mad! Casey told him, God first, family second and job third. This didn't seem to faze his boss who needed him at work. When he got back to work after being off the boss gave him a raise. Jennifer is doing well with her job; they have paid for her on-going training. I gave him an application for a credit card and told him to see Ginger's niece at Community Trust Bank. As he pays it off at the end of each month this will improve his credit score; this would help him buy a home and get out of a trailer park.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019: Testimony by Rev. Gary Lively
I’ve been taking my vehicles to the local “Dream Wash” drive thru car wash for about a year now. It’s a very convenient concept and close to my home in Monroe. Over time I have developed a friendship with three of the men that walk out and direct cars into the wash. It started out by me rolling my window down as I approached and shaking hands or letting them know how much I appreciated them. At times while I was vacuuming my vehicles they would walk over to my car and strike up conversation. I would speak of the goodness of Jesus in my life and at times hand them a gospel tract as a means of encouragement. Late last year I was taking my truck thru and they asked where I got all the mud from. I told them I liked to deer hunt and that I had been hunting. They all told me how much they liked deer meat but had been a long time since they ate any. I told them I had some of last year’s meat in my freezer and I would bring a few packages. They were very appreciative when I dropped it off. I felt like this was an open door to minister on a deeper level about “giving” and how Yahweh gave us Yeshuah as the greatest gift ever. I decided to have one of the two deer I killed processed and give the entire deer to my friends at Dream Wash. Two weeks ago, I pick up my last deer of the season (125lb doe) and delivered it. Two of the three men was at work the day I arrived. They walked to my vehicle and I opened the ice chest to reveal the fresh meat they had no idea I was bringing, I even gave them the igloo ice chest the meat was delivered in. They were taken back by the generosity but I put my arms around these men and explained why I give, because Yeshuah gave eternal life to me 25 years ago! I shared my testimony of being brought from death to life. I handed them all one of my business cards and told them to call me if they ever needed prayer, had questions about biblical truth’s, or if Holy Spirit was dealing with them regarding their own eternal destiny. I pray you are encouraged find opportunities to speak boldly about out Risen and Soon Coming King. Use creative and selfless acts of kindness to demonstrate exactly what Jesus demonstrated and commanded us to “GO AND DO LIKEWISE”!
Grace and Peace
Saturday, February 9, 2019: Hello Robert,
While waiting for an oil change at Walmart, the Lord had a divine appointment for me today.
Today I was watching 2 African American young ladies play around - sparring one another. Like swinging at one another.
The taller girl “Neek” is the one the Lord highlighted to me. She dropped her phone and could not find it while she and her friend were swinging at one another. The phone had fallen out of her coat while tussling with her friend.
I noticed her looking for something; I thought she was looking for her keys. But she had dropped her phone and could not find it. As I watched her, I sensed the Holy Spirit nudge me to ask her if I could help her.
She agreed and we FaceTime called her phone. No ring but I was able to locate her phone by looking below one of the aisles.
She was very grateful.
As she walked off, I asked her if I could pray with her.
She declined me and said no. Not in a mean way. But said if I let you pray for me, I will start crying.
So, I proceeded to tell her that the Lord loved her so much that he would put a complete stranger in her path to tell her how much the Father loves her.
Her eyes became like a stream of rushing water. Gushing down. She was embarrassed but I told her not to be. I just kept speaking words of life over her. She never allowed me to pray for her but I told her that the Lord gave me a compassion and a love for her just as I love my own biological daughters. She looked at me and we connected. I felt that She could tell I was genuine.
I gave her my card and told her if she ever needed someone to talk to or pray with her to reach out. She does have a church background. Was familiar with prophecy she said. Please pray for Neek to receive all that OUR FATHER has for her.