Could This Be The Tip Of The Iceberg Of God Moving?
"For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your
descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities." Isaiah 54:3 (NIV)
During a very strong presence of the Lord, while ministering in my hometown, Hagerstown, Maryland, I heard the Lord say something that surprised me. He spoke, "I feel at home in this town. I feel right at home. I have seen the welcome mat spread out for me. I am going to use this town to do great things in this region and beyond. Take note that this is
My town. Write that down!" Habakkuk 2:2-3 (KJV)
This reminded me of years ago when I asked a State Trooper what he thought of our city. He said, "If you knew what went on in this city you wouldn't be able to sleep at night." This troubled me so later on I went to the Lord and asked him the same question about our city, what He thought about it. He responded, "It's a great city and I love the people in it. If you knew what I am up to in
this city you wouldn't be able to sleep at night either for the excitement of what's coming."
So concerning the city where you live, what are you thinking?
"Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper." Jeremiah 29:7 (NIV)
Don't Count On Numbers
Forty-five years in ministry has taught me when I feel like quitting is when the Lord is using me the most, I just don't know it.
In the last year I have struggled to put out a newsletter because of the lack of responses, but the
Lord has kept nudging me to keep going.
Last week, in the midst of feeling like what's the use, comes a response that rivets me to my chair. I wondered, who am I? It was from the Mayor of our city of Hagerstown, Maryland. I felt like checking my pulse. I think I did. My last newsletter had the title, "The Key To Our City / What We Think About Our City Matters To God," and her hands got hold of it. It was an "Only God" moment. I have asked
her permission to share it and she said, "Please do!"
Mayor Tekesha Ann Martinez: Prophet Bill Yount, this is a revelation. I purchased 12 keys from a yard sale, just like this one, old keys. I believe it was five or six years ago. God had been speaking to me about this being HUB city. The Hub of the Bible is Acts 2. There is a sound and God assured me that no matter what it looks like, or it feels like here, the ground is good. I
once hated my home town and He corrected me and in the midst, kept promoting me to show me His sovereignty.
I needed this word, not that I was getting weary or have forgotten what He said. I needed the encouragement. God bless you Man of God! I pray our paths soon cross, in Jesus name.
As you can read, she is a strong believer in the Lord which I didn't
know. And she has invited me to her office.
The reason I am sharing this is because like me, many of you are weary and considering quitting. But who is telling you to quit? Is it the Lord or the enemy? Let me tell you, it's not God. He may be leading you into changing course in your calling, but be sure it's Him. And, like me, don't be guilty of counting the
I am convinced the Lord is using all of us believers more than we know, and that's why the enemy is out to stop us. I think of how even Peter's shadow touching people brought healing. Acts 5; 14,15 (NIV)
"Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds
and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by." Since Peter's shadow was behind him, I wonder if he was even aware of what was happening. ( My thoughts ) So when you feel like quitting, think again, you may be casting a long shadow.
Ministry Update: Please Pray and Come Expecting!
* New Day Church - Sunday, July 30th 10am
8610 Bame Rd,
Colfax, North Carolina 27235
Contact: (336) 883-8950
* Emergent Church - Sunday, August 6th 10am
1819 Cromwood Rd.
Parkville, MD 21234
Full Gospel Businessmen's Meeting - Friday, August 11, 5:30pm ( Meal ) 6:15pm meeting.
Mountain Gate Family Restaurant
133 Frederick Rd.
Thurmont, Maryland 21788
* Amish and Mennonite Gathering - Tuesday, August 15th 10am
Lancaster, Pennsylvania area ( undisclosed location )
* Heart Of The Home Family Ministries - Friday, August 25th 6pm
364 S Main St.
Timberville, Virginia 22853
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132 East North Ave.
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
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