Monday, February 29, 2016

Zap...I almost died.

As you know, our goal is to win 1,000,000 people to Jesus every year.  Several years ago, I was in the country of Jamaica swimming in a pool when I noticed smoke coming from a panel on the edge of the pool. Stupidly, I swam over to investigate. ZAP! An underwater light shocked me. I pulled myself out and limped away thanking God I had not been killed.

Suddenly, I remembered that all my friends were still in the water. I started yelling at them to get out. Some of them thought it was a practical joke, but I was so concerned for their safety that I refused to give up until I had saved everyone’s life. God spoke to me, “Daniel, I want you to save people from hell with the same passion you saved your friends from the pool.”

My experience in the pool illustrates an important principle of Christianity. Once God saves us, we have a choice, do we just walk away thanking God, or do we go back to save others who are still in a dangerous situation? That day I made a RESOLUTION TO BE A SOUL WINNER!

We pray that you will MAKE A RESOLUTION to win souls in your neighborhood, in your workplace, in your family, in your city, and around the world. Thank you for doing your part in bringing the world to Jesus.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

3 Facts About Soul Winning

Fact #1: The greatest treasure in heaven is a soul. Why are souls so precious to God? God can create anything He wants by speaking a word - except for a soul who loves Him. God has paid an immeasurably high price for each soul - the blood of Jesus! No other commodity in the universe has ever commanded such a high purchase price.

Fact #2: The greatest treasure in hell is a soul. The only way for Satan to hurt God is by stealing a soul. This means the only way you or I can harm Satans kingdom is by leading a soul to Christ.

Fact #3: The greatest treasure on earth is a soul. The best gift you can give God is your soul. The second best gift you can give God is someone elses soul. When you arrive in heaven, you will be judged based on the condition of your soul, but you will be rewarded based on how many souls you bring to heaven with you.

In the hustle and bustle of life, we place great value on money, cars, and houses, but when the Father looks down from heaven, all He cares about are people.  You cannot take money or possessions with you to heaven. The only way to trade earthly treasure for heavenly treasure is by winning souls.

Giving money towards soul winning is the greatest investment you can make. It is the only investment where a finite amount produces an infinite return. ...He who wins souls is wise (Proverbs 11:30). 

When you partner with us, you are partnering with soul winners. Every seed you plant into King Ministries will be used to bring people to Jesus. Thank you for helping us take the gospel to people around the world. 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Oh, my God!

Have you ever experienced an Oh, my God moment? Im not talking about saying this in a flippant and irreverent way, but in the most profound sense of the term.

Recently, I sat down after a crusade, put my head in my hands, and whispered Oh, my God. No other term would suffice to express the depth of what I was feeling. The anointing of God was so powerful during worship. I felt Gods presence so strongly as I preached. Thousands gave their lives to Jesus for the first time. A blind mans eyes opened. A crippled lady walked for the first time. 

An Oh, my God moment is when heaven shines upon earth, when God transcends time and space and breaks in upon our normal everyday existence.

When I hear a mute boy speak for the first time in his life, all I can say is Oh, my God. When I see an alcoholic father become a Christian and forsake drinking, all I can say is Oh, my God. When I see thousands of Muslims raise their hands to receive Jesus, all I can say is Oh, my God. In these moments, you KNOW that God is real and that He cares for each of us!

In the next few months, I anticipate having several Oh, my God moments as we travel to country after country sharing the good news about Jesus Christ.

Have you ever experienced an “Oh, my God” moment? A time when God amazed you with His goodness? I want to hear about what God has done for you. Use the tear-off coupon at the bottom of this letter to tell us about the great victories you have experienced recently. Or, tell us what miracles you need RIGHT NOW and we will pray for you to have an “Oh, My God” moment when God miraculously meets your need.

I am praying for YOU to have many  Oh my God moments. I want you to experience miracles like never before. I am praying for your family members to be saved…for the money in your bank account to increase…for healing to come to your body. I believe you will experience MIRACLES so big that all you will be able to say is Oh, my God, thank-you for being so good!

Friday, February 26, 2016

4 "Elements" of the Harvest

When Jesus saw the crowds of people, He had compassion on them. He said to His disciples, "Look, the fields are ready for harvest, but the laborers are few. Pray that the Lord of the harvest would send out workers into His harvest fields." There are four important “L”ements of the harvest that we must think about:

1. The LOOK of the Harvest - Jesus told His disciples to look at the harvest. Have you ever looked at the harvest fields? When I look at the harvest fields, I see a young Hindu girl from India desperately hungry. I see an old Muslim man facing Mecca praying to Allah. I see a family shopping at Wal-Mart in Tulsa. I see a crowd of children in Mexico playing soccer. I see an African man herding his cows. I see a Buddhist monk burning incense. I see a soldier of North Korea guarding the DMZ with a stoic face. I have seen all these people with my own eyes. What do you see when you look at the harvest?

2. The LABORERS of the Harvest - Jesus said the laborers are few. He asks the disciples to pray for laborers to be sent out into the harvest fields. I believe they did pray because in the very next verse (Matthew 10:1), Jesus sends the disciples out as laborers and He gives them authority to do the same miracles He did. The disciples became the answer to their own prayers! I believe every follower of Jesus is called to work in the harvest fields by praying, giving, or going. Go and say, stay and pray, or help pay the way. YOU are a laborer!

3. The LORD of the Harvest - God the Father is the Lord of the Harvest and He places no limits on the harvest. He wants ALL men to be saved; He promises to pour out His spirit on ALL flesh; He wants us to go into ALL the world. God’s heartbeat is for souls. Oh, that our hearts would beat with the same cadence!

4. The LENGTH of the Harvest - There is only a brief window of time when the harvest is ripe. We must make use of this valuable time. The harvest will soon be past, only what is done for Christ will last. These are the last days. Jesus is coming soon. Time is short. We must make every second count for God! A passion for souls burns within me. When I think about the millions of lost people who are dying and going to hell it makes me cry. It is so vital to do whatever we can to win the lost. You are such an important part of what God is doing. I have such a huge appreciation for your prayers and your giving, which makes all our harvesting possible.

Jessica and I have heard the cry of the harvest. Our goal is to lead millions to Jesus. Thank you for helping us bring in the harvest!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Choking an Elephant to Death

In Africa there are many ant colonies. One ant colony was regularly attacked by a rogue elephant. Every time the ants finished building their colony, the elephant would destroy it with his massive feet.

One day, the ants were so tired of rebuilding that they called a committee meeting. They decided to defend their home by climbing a tree together. When the elephant passed by underneath, they planned to jump from the tree, land on the elephant, and sting it to death.

So, they put their plan into motion. They climbed the tree and as the elephant was walking by, the leader gave the signal. All the ants jumped down onto the elephants back. But the elephant just shook his back and all the ants went flying.

The ants were all discouraged but then they looked up and saw one ant that was still hanging at the elephants neck. All the ants started jumping up and down and shouting, Choke him, choke him.

Sometimes, I feel just like that ant who was trying to choke the elephant to death. I am trying to save the world, meanwhile all the churches in the United States are shouting Evangelize the World, Evangelize the world.

It takes more than ONE person to save the world! We need your help. Thank you for standing with us and helping us to choke this elephant sized problem of world evangelization. Your gift is celebrated! Thank you so much!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

You will never believe what was covered up for 100 years.

Recently, I read this wonderful story:
“The Washington Monument (169 meters tall) in Washington D.C. was started in 1848 and finished in 1884. It opened to the public in October of 1885. During a recent renovation of the lobby, construction workers found some graffiti from the 1800's which has quite a different tone from that usually found today on the sides of buildings and subway cars:

Whoever is the human instrument under God in the conversion of one soul, enacts a monument to his own memory more lofty and enduring than this. reads the inscription which can now to viewed by visitors to the monument. It is signed BFB. No one know who that is, or who left the small drawings and 19th century dates on the other walls.

The markings in the lobby of the monument were covered over when it was decorated at the turn of the century. They were found when workers removed marble wainscoting as part of a year long $500,000 renovation which was recently completed.”

It is true. Winning one soul to Christ is a much greater monument than anything you can build here on earth. Soul winning is the only investment that will matter ten thousand years from now.

We are a soul-winning ministry. Your giving helps us lead people to Jesus. Thank you for helping us erect eternal monuments for the King of Kings!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Are You Letting Your Light Shine?

The Bible says in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Every Christian should be a shining light. Are you letting your light shine?

Recently, I had the opportunity to see one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. I went with my family to view Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. We started at the top of the cave and hiked down into the depths of the earth. As we hiked, the guides told us stories about the original explorers of the cave. These brave adventurers would venture into the dark with nothing but a tiny lamp to show the way.

When we were more then a mile underground, the guide sat our group down and told us that she was going to duplicate the original conditions the explorers went through. Our guide went over to the light switch and turned it off. Suddenly, it was totally and completely dark. We could not see our hands in front of our faces or the person next to us. It was dark!

After waiting in the dark for five minutes so our eyes would dilate, the guide pulled out a cigarette lighter out and told us that the small flame from the lighter was the same amount of light the explorers would have had. When she told us she was going to light it, I thought the lighter would light up her face, or perhaps the area around her feet. We were in a huge room and there was no way the flicker of flame would affect the darkness much.

But, when the lighter was lit, suddenly we could see the entire room. We could see the stalactites and the stalagmites, we could see the roof and the people around us. That one tiny light lit up the whole room!

The world is a dark place, but one Christian light in a dark place will light the entire area up! Evil is dark, but one act of love can make darkness flee. By letting our light shine, we bring glory to our Father in heaven.

For years, scientists have argued about the definition of light. Some experiments show that light is a series of particles, other experiments prove that light is a wave. Finally, there is one definition that many agree on. Light is the presence of power! Light is power, every living thing on earth relies on the sun for power. Without light, we would not be able to live.

Darkness is not an opposite power, it is only the absence of power. Therefore, if God is light, and Satan is the prince of darkness; God has all the power and Satan has none. Darkness can not survive in the presence of light. As soon as light comes into a room, darkness must leave.

Light travels at 186,000 miles per second. This means that when you flip the light switch in your room, darkness leaves the room at 186,000 miles per second. When a Christian walks into a dark area, Satan must run.

Every lightbulb needs a power source. Every Christian also needs a source of power. Jesus promised, “But you shall receive power after the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and Judea, and Samaria, and unto the uttermost ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The Holy Spirit is our power source and he gives us the ability to be a shining light around the world.

Oswald J. Smith once said, ‘The light that shines farthest, shines brightest near to home.” When we reach out to the lost, love the unlovable, heal the sick, and do good works; we are letting our light shine. We are supposed to go everywhere and to tell everyone about Jesus.

I challenge you to be a witness of God’s power in your home, in your neighborhood, in your workplace, in other countries, and unto the uttermost ends of the earth.

When light goes through a prism, it is split into a spectrum of colors. The white light becomes beams of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Light is actually composed of all these colors mingled together. Since Christians are the ones who shine God’s light to the world, the miracle is that God has taken so many different types of colors, types, and flavors of Christianity and mingled us into a single, powerful light.

Remember the song you used to sing as a child, “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine..?” Well, this is a good time to begin shining. You can shine by helping with community outreach, going on a mission trip, or by smiling at a lonely heart.

The words of God are echoing across the centuries, “Let there be light....” and the answer rings ever louder, “...and there was light” (Genesis 1:1). We are the light of the world.