Wednesday, July 10, 2019

God Moves in the Dominican Republic

Can God transform an entire city? Our whole family decided to travel to the city of Barahona in the Dominican Republic to find out.

The plan was simple. A series of outreaches would target different segments of society and then a crusade of healing and salvation would be held in the middle of the city. A team of over forty people came including evangelists Daniel King, Jack Myers, and Pastor Tod Delay.

The team spread out across the city looking for people who needed Jesus and to invite them to the crusade. When the team spotted a basketball game, the court quickly became a platform for talking about Jesus. A game of dominos became a chance to give an altar call. At an outreach to baseball players, 121 young men gave their lives to Jesus.

The team ministered in churches across the city to encourage local believers to be soul winners. All the pastors in the city were invited to a formal banquet and the team served them food and ministered to them. A TV channel invited us to talk about miracles. At the women’s conference, Jessica and our seven-year-old daughter Katie Grace ministered to the women. Our nine-year-old son Caleb was in charge of taking all the pictures and video.

On the first night of the crusade, a crowd gathered together. As Jessica led the people in a worship song, rain began to pour. But Jessica kept singing and the people stayed. Then I preached and souls were saved! Each night the crowd grew in size as people heard about the miracles God was doing. By the time the crusade was finished, great joy filled the city. A total of 492 people were saved. 

Thank you for supporting the King Family on our mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Because of your prayers and your support a city was transformed for eternity.

Check out the pictures below to see what God did in the Dominican Republic. I am working on putting together a video for you to watch so you can see with your own eyes the miracles God did. I will be sending that to you soon so keep your eyes out for the video report.

Winning Souls,

Daniel King

Monday, June 17, 2019

Empowered21 Meeting in Bogotá, Colombia

Recently I had the opportunity to attend an Empowered21 conference in Bogotá, Colombia. It was hosted by Billy Wilson, president of Oral Roberts University, and George O. Wood, leader of the Assemblies of God denomination. Over 15,000 leaders from 41 nations participated from Latin America and around the world. The focus of the conference was to talk about the power of the Holy Spirit.

I was invited to attend as part of the Global Evangelists Alliance, a group of thirty of the world’s top evangelists. We discussed strategy for taking entire nations for the cause of Christ. The goal of Empowered21 is to impact each person on earth with the power of the Holy Spirit before 2033, the two-thousand-year anniversary of the day of Pentecost. I am excited to be part of this group of leaders because together we can accomplish something great for the kingdom of God.

The highlight of the conference was on the final night when a minister preached about the Holy Spirit and began to pray for people. Thousands of people were touched by the power of God.

We Need the Power of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is not a thing. The Holy Spirit is not a white cloud. He is not an impersonal force like gravity or magnetism, nor is He a mystical “Force” like in the movie Star Wars. The Holy Spirit is not an “it” but a “He.” He is a Person, a distinct entity in the Triune Godhead. The Holy Spirit is not fire, but He appears like a tongue of fire. He is not a dove, but He did descend like a dove. The Holy Spirit is a Person with a personality. He has intellect, emotions, and a will.

1. The Holy Spirit teaches (John 14:26).
2. The Holy Spirit guides (John 16:13).
3. The Holy Spirit reveals Jesus (John 16:14).
4. The Holy Spirit seals believers and acts as a guarantee (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).    
5. The Holy Spirit distribute His gifts to the church (1 Corinthians 12:11).

The Holy Spirit was intimately involved in every detail of the early church and we need the same move of the Holy Spirit in the church today.  Unfortunately, in many of our modern church activities we have forgotten to include the Holy Spirit. A.W. Tozer wrote, "If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95% of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95% of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference.”

Look at what happens in the Book of Acts:
* In Acts 1, the Holy Spirit is promised.
* In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit spontaneously comes upon the disciples as they pray in the upper room and they all begin to speak in tongues. This miracle is accompanied by a mighty rushing wind and tongues of fire that hovered above the heads of the disciples.
* In Acts 4, the Holy Spirit comes upon the disciples again and refills them.
* In Acts 8, the Samaritans were filled with the Holy Spirit when apostles Peter and John laid hands on them.
* In Acts 9, Saul is filled with the Spirit when Ananias laid hands on him.
* In Acts 10, the Gentile Cornelius and his entire household are spontaneously filled with the Spirit and begin to speak in tongues while Peter is still speaking.
* In Acts 19, the believers in Ephesus are filled with the Holy Spirit when Paul lays hands on them.

No one can put God in a box. There is no set formula for how God moves. Each time someone is filled with the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts, the sequence of events is different. The Holy Spirit is always doing the same things, but He is always doing them differently. Some people are filled with the Spirit when a minister lays hands on them. Other people are filled with the Spirit when an anointed preacher is preaching. Other times the Holy Spirit falls on a roomful of people praying. The Holy Spirit comes in many different ways and at many different times. The Holy Spirit is not a commodity to be bottled up; He is a living entity with a will. He moves as He wants to move.
Everything the Holy Spirit did in the Book of Acts, He is still doing today. David duPlessis (known as Mr. Pentecost) said, “The New Testament is not a record of what happened in one generation; it is a blueprint for what should happen in every generation until Jesus comes.”
Be Filled with the Holy Spirit!
I pray you would experience a new infilling of the Holy Spirit in your life. The Holy Spirit will teach you, guide you, comfort you, and help you every day of your life. If you want more of the Holy Spirit’s power in your life, take a moment right now and pray, “Holy Spirit, fill me now!”

Loving the Holy Spirit,

Daniel King  

P.S. This month our entire family is going on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic for a big Gospel Crusade and Pastor’s Conference. Please pray for thousand of people to be saved! We still need money in order to complete the budget for this soul-winning crusade so your financial gift is both urgently needed and appreciated. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Daniel Earns a Doctorate of Ministry

Exciting News! I just graduated from Oral Roberts University with my Doctorate of Ministry degree. Now I am officially Dr. Daniel King.

This doctorate degree is the culmination of many years of study and I am thankful the work is finally finished.

God’s Miracle Provision
When I was eighteen years old, my parents told me they wanted me to attend Oral Roberts University. They also explained since they were missionaries in Mexico they did not have the money to pay for me to go to college. My father said, “Daniel, you need to use your faith to believe God for provision for your schooling.”

The summer before I started ORU, I considered getting a job flipping burgers in order to save up a little money to put toward tuition for my first semester. But, after doing the math, I realized I would quickly run out of money if I got a job paying minimum wage.  
Since I needed a miracle, I decided instead of getting a job paying minimum wage, I would use my time as a seed and donate my time to my home church. For several months, I volunteered to serve full-time in the children’s ministry at Victory Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

When my first semester started, God miraculously provided for my tuition with a combination of scholarships and grants. It was a miracle, but that was just the beginning of the miracle. Let me tell you what God did…

Called to Learn
In undergrad my major was New Testament and I minored in Non-profit Business. I studied the Old and New Testaments, Biblical Greek and Hebrew, Exegesis, Hermeneutics, and general education classes like Humanities, Mathematics, and the Natural Sciences. I completed 139 academic hours of study, graduated summa cum laude, and was awarded the Senior Paper of the Year. The cost for my tuition and lodging was about $80,000.

A few years later I started my Master of Divinity degree. I studied apologetics, Christian ethics, ministering cross-culturally, systematic theology, how to preach a sermon, church history, counseling, and distinctives of Charismatic theology like healing and the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.  I completed 87.5 academic hours of study and graduated with high honors. The cost for tuition was about $33,000.

My Doctorate of Ministry degree required 32.5 academic hours of study at the highest level. The major focus of my research project was mass evangelism. The cost of tuition was about $21,000.

The cost of all my tuition for three degrees was over $134,000 and God provided it all!

My parents did not have to pay for my education. I never had to go into debt for my schooling. The cost of my tuition was covered supernaturally through scholarships, grants, and God’s favor. God gave me a $134,000 miracle!

I am thankful for my education. It is a blessing from God. All the reading and studying will help me be better at fulfilling the call of God that is on my life. Now that I am Dr. Daniel King, I expect that my enhanced knowledge and my increased credibility will open up new doors for me to preach the Gospel. 

Do you need a miracle?
So, how does my story relate to your life? You may not need to pay for school at this time, but I am sure there is some type of miracle that you need in your life. I believe that the same God who did a miracle for me, will do a miracle for you!

In the summer before I started ORU I gave my time as a seed into the kingdom of God and the Lord gave me a harvest of provision in the area of paying for my education. I encourage you to believe God for a harvest every time you plant a seed into the kingdom of God. Your seeds of time, love, and money are powerful and they will produce a harvest.

Thank you for sowing seeds into King Ministries. Our goal is to lead people to Jesus in every way we can. We cannot do it without you. Because of your faithfulness, I believe God will be faithful in providing for you!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Three Crosses

This week I am preaching a three-night revival at a church in Muskogee, OK. Since it is Holy Week, I have been sharing on the power of the cross. This is the time of year when we remember what Jesus accomplished on the cross and we celebrate His resurrection.

I am struck by the story of the two thieves that were hung on either side of Jesus. “When they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left…Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:33,39-43).

Three Crosses on Calvary
There were three crosses that stood on Calvary. Jesus was in the middle. On his right was a criminal who became a saint and went to heaven. On his left was a mocking criminal who went to hell.

One of these three crosses was a cross of Rebellion, one was a cross of Repentance, and the one in the middle was a cross of Redemption.

These two thieves represent all mankind. Jesus died for thieves. The truth is that all of us are just as guilty as these two men. “There is none righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10). The Bible says, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

These two thieves probably had a history together. It is possible they were arrested together and had a trial at the same time. Not only were they thieves, they could have been murderers too. Do you remember the story of the Good Samaritan when the man “fell among thieves?” This scenario was a common occurrence back in those days. It was common for thieves to lay in wait for a lonely traveler and to take everything he owned and even to threaten a person’s life. The two thieves were working together and taking people’s money. Now they have been caught and they are paying the ultimate price for their mistakes.

The two thieves were both bad men but they responded differently to Jesus. I doubt either of them ever went to one of Jesus’ meetings. But, they heard Jesus say, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34). These words of forgiveness really impressed one of the thieves. But, the other thief was not moved at all. He was so lost in his sin that he was unable to recognize goodness.

The thief on the left and the thief on the right both looked at the man hanging on the cross in the middle, but they each saw something different.

One saw a criminal, the other saw a King.
One saw a simple man, the other saw God’s perfect Son.
One thought about the past, the other thought about the future.
One focused on what he was, the other focused on what he could become.
One got what the punishment he deserved, the other got the forgiveness he didn’t deserve. 
One experienced judgment, the other grace.
For one the Cross was an instrument of torture, for the other it was an instrument of mercy.
One was looking for a way down (escape), the other was looking for a way up.
One thief said, “No” to Jesus, the other thief said, “Yes.”

Who do you see when you look at the cross? Do you see a normal man or do you see the Son of God? Do you see a dead religious teacher from the first century or do you see a living Savior who has the power to save today?

In the same way that there was hope for this thief, there is also hope for you and for every sinner. I am just like that thief who said “Yes” to Jesus. I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I'm going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in his last moment: “Lord, remember me.”

Aren’t you glad that you are a “yes” thief? The Bible says, “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21). This is the simplest form of salvation, to recognize that one needs help and to cry out to Jesus. For the thief on the cross there was no time for baptism and no time for discipleship lessons. The man was saved because he cried out to Jesus in the time of his greatest need.

The fact that Jesus can save a thief who is hanging on a cross tells me there is hope for every sinner. No matter what you have done in the past, you can have a wonderful future with Jesus Christ. Even if you are a thousand steps away from God, it is only one step back. This is the message we preach around the world and I thank you for helping us to point people to the Savior hanging on the middle cross. It is through Jesus that everyone can be saved!

Pointing People to Jesus,

Daniel King

P.S. Your financial gift this month will help us as we prepare for a big crusade in the Dominican Republic. We are expecting thousands of people to be saved while we are there. Thank you for your faithful giving!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Do you have any idea of the Global Impact you made in 2018?

As Jessica and I look back at the past year, we are amazed at all the miracles God did this past year and we are thankful for the part that YOU played in helping us to reach people around the world. Your impact has been huge!

Because of you…

* Lives were impacted and souls were saved in South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Sweden, Egypt, and the United States.

Here are some stats from the Doctoral Research I conducted at our Gospel Crusade in Caicó, Brazil: The city has a population of 66,246 people. The nine evangelical churches in the city have 1,357 believers which equals about 2% of the population. 82.6% of those surveyed at our outreach events repeated the prayer of salvation; 641 people filled out decision cards. This represents a 43% increase in the number of Christians in the city. 48.7% of the crowd reported that they arrived with pain in their bodies. 78.5% of those who came with pain in their bodies felt better after the healing prayer and 96.7% of these who felt better agreed they had received a miracle. 76.27% of the church members in the city attended the crusade and 42.37% of the church members participated as volunteers at the crusade. 100% of the local pastors agreed that the crusade was worth the time, money, and preparation. All of these numbers help us to demonstrate academically the value of doing large evangelistic events.

* After three and a half years of work on my Doctorate of Ministry, I successfully passed my defense and can now officially be called Dr. Daniel King.

* Soul winners were trained and encouraged on four different continents. One of our biggest focuses this year was releasing other evangelists into the harvest fields of the world. We believe the coming global harvest is much too big for just a few evangelists. Our goal is to raise up an army of evangelists who are passionate about sharing the Gospel.

* Our Internet ministry continues to reach people. Our blog was read by over 22,000 unique individuals. 31,300 people watched our videos on YouTube for a total of 70,000 minutes and thousands more watched on Facebook. Our three most popular videos were: What is an Evangelist?, Be Healed in the Name of Jesus, and You Can Become a Master Soul Winner. After watching a healing video two weeks ago, a viewer named Victor Gongora wrote, “Amen. I was healed while listening to this preaching! Jesus Christ bless you.”

* In 2018 we ministered to a total of 10,356 people overseas, we prayed with 844 people to be saved, we trained 1,412 national leaders, we ministered to 104 different evangelists, we gave away hundreds of books, and we mailed out thousands of letters to our ministry friends in North America.

All these miracles happened because you linked arms with King Ministries. Thank you! You believed in us enough to give your hard-earned funds to help us go on your behalf to preach the Gospel and you prayed for us every step of the way. Thank you for your ongoing love, support, and prayers for our family and our ministry.

Thank you for helping us to make a significant impact in the world in 2018.

During the coming year, we plan to accelerate our speed. God is moving and we want to reach more people than ever before. We already have trips planned to Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mongolia, and Myanmar. I am close to finishing several new books that will be published shortly. Please pray for thousands of souls to be saved in 2019. Thank you for standing with us as we reach out to the lost.