10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Wonderful day with no rain and many dedications!!At Uttlapalli Village, we dedicate church given by Vinita AG. Here last year we baptized in 55 gallon drum behind a tarp because hindus were upset. We gave to start church and it now runs over 50 adults and 40 children and growing weekly.One crippled girl from birth, 4 weeks ago can now walk.We prayed for infilling of Holy Spirit and heaven was so real and a couple got their heavenly language. Gave matching gift to put stone floor and extend the church–no more room…Srinivas Nagar–we dedicate well, Melody gave in memory of her late husband who passed 7 years ago. It has sweet water and 40 church members and all neighbors were so thankful. One pump of handle and water comes!!Narsapuram–so truly blessed me!! This church built by Tula Rosa NM and well by the Haymes family, has grown from 50 to 70 with added 50 children. This is an alive church.last year we prayed for a boy Krishnan, 18, who was born deaf-mute.I had forgotten, but his father Hamu Niak, a stone polisher, brought him up and both were so so excited. They shared how after the prayer last year—now Krishnan can hear and speak. He had such a huge smile as he told his name, what village he is from, his fathers name … PRAISE THE LORD!Last year, his father pledged to do marble floors stones in the church and it is beautiful job as a stone polisher…In the churches where God is showing signs and wonders–which are so many churches, they are growing much.In Keshavapuram, we dedicated a church and plaque given in memory of Judy Henry of Muscogee-a friend who so encouraged and prayed and is now with the Lord!Nice church that we gave today for flooring etc.One woman was one of many who stood and told of God’s grace and love.She was some 55 and a widow since age 26. She shared she was widowed and both of her daughters husbands also had passed and they were widows…She shared how now she has no debt and God is taking care in spite of all the challenges…she set down.I asked: “sister, is your name Naomi?” All said, “YES, that is her name.”I am so thankful for God’s goodness and grace. He does do miracles and so so many are testified about in everyday here:TB, leprosy, deaf-mute, babies given etc…He sees us thru daily and keeps us covered in blessing and protection!!Just crossing many rivers the past week with so many low water “bridges”? has been so challenging with so many bridges washed out and bumper deep waters… having to throw stones in holes on bridges to make it across… HE PROTECTS and does “Signs and Wonders”!!Thanks for your prayers!! 2 more days in villages…Kerry, Melody, Jim and Joshua
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. (James 1:19, 20 NIV)
The Word tells us also:
•The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
•From the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.
•Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. (Proverbs 18:4, 20, 21 ESV)
So after chewing and digesting, how did it taste? Is it worthy to be spoken toward someone? Is it edifying or will it tear down? There are no “paybacks” if you are trying to tear someone down. Vengeance belongs to The Lord!
Think about it.