Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Last Chance to Give in 2009

Would you rather give your money to God or to Uncle Sam? Did you know there are often significant tax advantages to giving to a non-profit organization like King Ministries?

Would you seriously consider sowing a generous End-of-the-Year Seed for missions? Often WHEN you sow is as important as WHAT you sow. By giving RIGHT NOW you will accomplish three things:

1. You will help us finish strong in 2009. Due to our recent crusades, we have had significant expenses above and beyond the norm. We need extra right now so we can be ready to reach more people with the Gospel in 2010.

2. You will schedule a season of supernatural blessing in your life as you move into the new year. Remember, what you make happen for others, God makes happen for you.

3. You save on your tax return for 2009. We will send you an official United States IRS tax-deductible receipt for any donations given before the end of the year.

Your generous gift RIGHT NOW will make it possible for us to lead thousands more to Jesus in the year to come and it will allow you to receive an extra tax deduction.

You can give by clicking below or by mailing your seed gift to: King Ministries - PO Box 701113 - Tulsa - Oklahoma - 74170 - USA. Please be sure to postmark your seed by December 31.

Visit www.kingministries.com to give online.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Miracles in Mexico

What is the meaning of Christmas?

Christmas is a time of fun. School is out and finals are done. The tree is up and the strings of lights are on the house. Presents are bought and gifts are being wrapped. The family is together and friends visit. Candles are lit and wreaths are hung. The star is placed on top of the fir tree and the figurines are set in the manger scene. Snow is falling and a roaring fire crackles in the fireplace. Smiles flash as people celebrate and joke around. Mistletoe invites kisses and hugs are given. Christmas is a wonderful time of celebration.

Christmas is a time of eating. Turkey dinners, cranberry sauce, steaming mashed potatoes and gravy, jello, salads, dripping ham, corn, green beans, and yummy deserts. Apple pie, pecan pie, chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk, and brownies. If I eat too much, I will look like Santa.

Christmas is a time of shopping. The malls are packed. The sales are tempting. What will we buy this year? Clothes, toys, books, games, and knickknacks. Shoes, shirts, skirts, pants, socks. Balls, action figures, dolls, and talking Elmo. Computer games, electronic gizmos, and a new cell phone. Credit card bills, cash, and checks. Christmas tends to be the time when we buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.

Christmas a is time of singing. Jingle Bells. Joy to the World. Oh, Holy Night. Silent night. Away in the Manger. Oh, Come All Ye Faithful. Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem. Oh, Come Let us Adore Him. The First Noel. It Came upon a Midnight Clear. We Three Kings. What Child is This? The First Noel. Here Comes Santa Claus. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Ring Christmas Bells. Singing shows the joy we feel.

Christmas is a time for Santa Claus. Men in red suits with pillow stuffing populate malls. Supposedly, the jolly old man brings gifts to all the good little boys and girls. I hope I have been good this year! His sleigh magically travels around the world faster then the speed of light as he stops at every house, eats his cookies, drinks his milk and leaves gifts. Then his reindeer, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Blitzen, Cupid, Donner, Prancer, Vixen, and Rudolph pull him to the next stop. Isn’t Santa based on stories about a saint named Nicholas, who went door to door among the poor giving gifts to the needy children?

Christmas is a time for presents. You buy them and you hide them. You wrap them and you carefully place them under the tree. Someone comes and shakes them trying to guess what is inside. Christmas morning, the wrapping is torn off and the hidden surprises are finally brought to light. But, for your family, the best present is your presence at home.

Christmas is a time for ministry. This year, Jessica and I are ministering in Oaxaco, Mexico at the Roca Blanca Mission Base with Duane and Sue Kersner. Over the last three days, several thousand people came to their base to hear the good news. We had the privledge of ministering and lots of people were saved and healed. What a great way to celebrate Christmas!

Christmas is a sacred time. It is Jesus’ birthday. Two thousand years ago, God Almighty came to earth and lived in the womb of a teenage girl named Mary. There was no room in the inn so the baby boy was born in a stable with the animals. Mankind ignored the event but angels rejoiced, “Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill toward men.” The poor shepherds sat stunned as they heard the news, then they left their own sheep in the fields as they raced to see the lamb who would take away the sins of the world. Three wisemen traveled from afar, following a sign, and they found Jesus in Bethlehem and gave him gifts. Both the shepherds and the wisemen glorified and praised God for all they had seen and heard and Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. We should make Christmas a time to praise God and we should ponder in our hearts everything He has done for us.

Christmas is a time for salvation. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Christmas time, let us not forget the baby that was born. Let us celebrate with Simeon who saw the newborn and said, “Sovereign Lord...My eyes have seen your salvation.” Jesus came to earth for one reason, the salvation of mankind. Christmas is about the birth of hope for sinful man. Christmas began in a manger and ended on the cross. Jesus came to seek and save the lost. Christmas is about the baby who shines as a beacon of God’s love. God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son. If we will make Jesus the Lord of our lives, he will be our savior and our friend. Now that is a reason to celebrate. Jesus truly is the reason for the season!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Honoring Oral Roberts


Today, December 15, 2009, Oral Roberts went to be with the Lord.

I will always remember hearing Oral Roberts speak. Few preachers are as dynamic or anointed as him. He often began by saying, "Something good is going to happen to you."

From Oral Roberts I learned about the importance of praying in tongues and listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit. I learned about the miracle of seed-faith. I learned that God is a good God and the devil is a bad devil.

Oral Roberts was a great example of a healing evangelist. He often told the story of how he was healed of tuberculosis as a teenager. God commanded him, "Take my healing power to your generation." He obeyed God and held meetings across the United States in his great gospel tent.

God told Oral Roberts, "Build Me a university; build it on My authority and on the Holy Spirit. Raise up your students to hear My voice, to go where My light is dim, where My voice is heard small and My healing power is not known. Go even to the uttermost bounds of the earth. Their work will exceed yours, and in this I am well pleased." I graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2002 and consider myself to be part of the fulfillment of this prophecy as Jessica and I take God's healing power to the nations of the world.

Several years ago, my family and I had the privilege of visiting Oral and Evelyn Roberts at their home in California. They graciously spent several hours with us.

As we were leaving I asked Oral a question, "What advice would you give me as a young minister?"

Oral looked deep into my eyes and replied with three simple words that I will never forget, "Daniel, obey God."

Obeying God,

Daniel King

Merry Christmas from Daniel & Jessica King