I know it’s been a year since most of you have heard from or of us, but I didn’t feel God wanted me to put out a newsletter or write a blog last year. Not that a lot wasn’t accomplished for the Kingdom, on the contrary, much was done! However, I have felt that now is the time, because God has made it clear to us that this is the year (2016) for the big revival, and He’s got us on a new mission. As you saw in our last newsletter (Dec. 2014) and blog: http://godshouseofvision.blogspot.com/ we left Colorado and came back to Oregon. As you will see, we were quite busy along the Oregon coast and in the Rogue Valley.
Sometime last year, a friend of mine from Indiana e-mailed this to me, and I found it quite true, encouraging, and pertinent:
Others May. . . You Cannot
If God has called you to be really like Jesus He will put upon you such demands of obedience that you will not be able to follow other people. In many ways He will seem to let other people do things which He will not let you do.
Other Christians may push themselves, pull wires, and work schemes to carry out their plans, but you cannot do it. If you attempt it, you will meet with failure and rebuke from the Lord.
Others may boast of their work, of their successes, of their writings but the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do any such thing, and if you begin it, He will lead you into deep mortification.
Others may be allowed to succeed in making money, or may have a legacy left to them, but God may keep you poor, because He wants you to have something better than gold, namely, a helpless dependence upon Him. He will supply your needs day by day from His treasury.
The Lord may let others be honored and keep you hidden in obscurity, because He wants to produce some choice fragrant fruit for His glory, which can only be produced in the shade.
He may let others be great, but keep you small. He may let others do a work for Him and get the credit for it, but He will make you work without knowing how much you are doing and may even allow others to get the credit. He will then make your reward ten times greater when He comes.
So make up your mind that God is an infinite Sovereign and has the right to do as He pleases with His own.
Tucked away in my journal from 1990
Reova Meredith, Ed.D.
We send out our newsletters and write our blogs to encourage other believers, not to pat ourselves on the back, but to build up the workers in God’s Kingdom. We believe there is a silent army, God’s warriors that are out there feeling alone, scared, yet given a commission from God to share the Gospel and spread the Kingdom of God in America no matter what they go through.
We have started a new campaign: The Braveheart Campaign (influenced by the movie), because we are fighting a battle for the hearts and souls of men. The war is won (Jesus won it at the cross), but many a servant of God throughout the ages have fought many a battle and seemingly lost (death by beheading, burned at the stake, and many other ways), suffered persecution, felt discouraged with few to build them up, gone without the basics of life, yet knowing our God will carry them through. We hope to connect with these other warriors out there—we are a new breed of Circuit Rider. These hearty souls of the past suffered much, yet never faltered in their duty! We only hope we can do as well. If this is you as well, please contact us. We would like to put together a web page of all that are out there doing the work, to connect us together, to give us strength and encouragement.
As we have heard from God and many a preacher the past few years saying, God is doing a NEW thing! We are in the most unique period of all of history—the END OF TIME! Workers are needed in the streets, not holed up behind their walls doing their usual programs!
Unfortunately, there are many fellowships across this country that preach and think that if one is going through hard times, financial difficulties, lacking a home, or basic necessities, being persecuted, or mostly not ‘acting or living like an American Christian’, that they are out of favor with God and are being punished (the Jews used to think this too). Quite the opposite. When all of this is going on, it is because we are a spear in Satan’s eye! He’s mad and is trying to get us to quit what we are doing!
Here is the story of one of our dear friends and workers in Christ:
Joe – such a testimony. Here is one of God’s poorest servants, running around the northern states all the past 2 winters in a broken down, old small RV, constantly without heat and basic necessities, but totally on fire for God, preaching in the streets, getting arrested, harassed, persecuted etc; yet, in the midst, God encouraging him with believers helping in many ways and salvations by the hundreds, constantly getting kicked out of towns, yet still getting the chance to preaching the gospel to thousands. How faithful he has been over the years and such an encouragement to us. Recently, God gave him a new RV and a car! What a blessing when others see the need and meet it!
This is the norm for the street preachers in America today!