We need a revival – an appetite revival. What can revive our hunger?
• Remembering our own need, and how God met us
• Seeing those around us who hunger
• Seeing the condition of our youth and our nation
• Realizing how hungry our adversaries are
• Understanding what is at stake during this strategic moment in history
On a positive note, I have seen and listened to many hungry youth. I believe that this young generation is looking for life’s answers. We cannot afford to leave them to the secularists, deceiving media, ungodly entertainers, scheming humanist “educators,” and any others who would fill them with empty words.
A few days ago, I had a meal with a group of young men who are hungry for God. We are preparing to launch a new phase in our Ministry Institute, and these young men will take part in the first class that I will teach, which is about our history. As we ate together, we reviewed some of the words that God gave to me and others which moved us forward in Him…words that God gave us in times when we were spiritually hungry. As this course proceeds, I will attempt to convey the importance of what Jesus said: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).
In the above reference, Jesus was quoting Moses who said the same to Israel (see Deuteronomy 8:3). Israel received bread in the wilderness, but they failed to hear the Word of God – so they perished. We must examine our appetite. What is it we truly hunger for? The odds are that whatever that is, we will get it.
Please keep us in your prayers as we give our bread to the hungry. Thanks for giving seed to the sower. If the Lord leads you to support us in a special way this month, we will deeply appreciate it. In addition to launching the Ministry Institute (which I will be telling you more about soon), we are focusing on a number of new ministry initiatives. All of these steps of faith present special financial challenges, but the cause is great. The hungry are out there; we must go to them.
May the Lord bless you and yours this month and always!