December 2010 – God’s Voice Worldwide
Studies about God
Mr. Larson, using the same software NASA utilizes, reconstructs the position of the stars when the Magi saw and followed a bright star to the birthplace of Jesus. Then, taking the same software, he moves forward 33 years to show the stars in the sky when Jesus was crucified. This is an astounding video which your group will love seeing, and it only costs $11.85. You will be able to use it in evangelism. The star over Bethlehem has been proven to be truly visible to the Wise Men!
It was nearing the holiday season, 1994, time for our orphans to hear, for the first time, the traditional story of Christmas. We told them about Mary and Joseph arriving in Bethlehem. Finding no room in the inn, the couple went to a stable, where the baby Jesus was born and placed in a manger.
Throughout the story, the children and orphanage staff sat in amazement as they listened. Some sat on the edges of their stools, trying to grasp every word. Completing the story, we gave the children three small pieces of cardboard to make a crude manger. Each child was given a small paper square, cut from yellow napkins I had brought with me. No colored paper was available in the city.
Following instructions, the children tore the paper and carefully laid strips in the manger for straw. Small squares of flannel, cut from a worn-out nightgown an American lady was throwing away as she left Russia, were used for the baby’s blanket. A doll-like baby was cut from tan felt we had brought from the United States. The orphans were busy assembling their manger as I walked among them to see if they needed any help.
All went well until I got to one table where little Misha sat. He looked to be about 6 years old and had finished his project. As I looked at the little boy’s manger, I was startled to see not one, but two babies in the manger. Quickly, I called for the translator to ask the lad why there were two babies in the manger. Crossing his arms in front of him and looking at this completed manger scene, the child began to repeat the story very seriously. For such a young boy, who had only heard the Christmas story once, he related the happenings accurately – until he came to the part where Mary put baby Jesus in the manger.
Then Misha started to ad-lib. He made up his own ending to the story as he said, “And when Maria laid the baby in the manger, Jesus looked at me and asked me if I had a place to stay. I told him I have no mama and I have no papa, so I don’t have any place to stay. Then Jesus told me I could stay with him. But I told him I couldn’t, because I didn’t have a gift to give him like everybody else did.”
But I wanted to stay with Jesus so much, so I thought about what I had that maybe I could use for a gift. I thought maybe if I kept him warm, that would be a good gift. So I asked Jesus, “If I keep you warm, will that be a good enough gift?” And Jesus told me, “If you keep me warm, that will be the best gift anybody ever gave me.” So I got into the manger, and then Jesus looked at me and he told me I could stay with him – for always.
As little Misha finished his story, his eyes brimmed full of tears that splashed down his little cheeks. Putting his hand over his face, his head dropped to the table and his shoulders shook as he sobbed and sobbed. The little orphan had found someone who would never abandon nor abuse him, someone who would stay with him – FOR ALWAYS.
I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
Introducing Our Newest Book
“4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice”
Release Date: December 1, 2010
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This is the third major rewrite of
Get one for yourself and Christmas gifts for all your friends! Help them discover how easy it is to hear God’s voice and be healed by Jesus’ words of life. We have updated and expanded our best-selling book, How to Hear God’s Voice. We have made it clearer and more “user friendly” so that everyone can easily understand this simple yet transforming process. You do remember the 4 keys, of course – Quiet yourself down, fix your eyes on Jesus, tune to spontaneity, and write!
What makes this edition better than ever?
1. It’s re-organized
2. There’s more journaling
3. The 4 keys are all stated in the first paragraph!
4. Journaling exercises are assigned sooner (Chapter 2)
5. Prayer confessions/declarations added
6. More precise definitions of spiritual realities
7. More web links to Free Online Resources
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CWG Around the World: Slovakia – Ingela de Bruin
The atmosphere is great. People enjoy the teaching and Mark’s
humor. During the time of journaling last week, the Lord really touched
some people and we are looking forward to everything that He is going
to do in our midst. Some heard the Lord speak to them personally
for the first time in their lives and cried with joy. People hugged
me for making these evenings possible for them; they are so excited
about the course. For most people this teaching is absolutely revolutionizing.
I know this is the time for Slovakia and Europe to hear God’s voice and to experience His presence. So, be blessed and know that your hard work is bearing fruit, far beyond the American border.
So believe in Me. Do not abandon hope. Do not live in despair. Lift up your eyes, for your redemption draweth nigh. You have despaired in your heart and said, “Will it ever come?” And My answer back to you is “YES! It will come! It can come!”
You need to trust in ME and in My hand to bring forth the deliverance you are searching for. For by the power of MY HAND, salvation springs forth. It is MY DOING, and no one else’s. There is only ME. All power is in Me, saith the Lord of Hosts. I AM ALMIGHTY GOD! So believe in ME, saith the Lord of Hosts. Believe in ME and all shall be well with your soul.
This is the year of Jubilee. This is MY year, saith the Lord of Hosts. Trust in Me. Believe in Me. Watch and see the salvation of the Lord. Watch, I say, and see the salvation of the Lord. Watch, I say, and see. Your life will never be the same. Transformation occurs by MY Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts. It is by My Spirit, and not of yourself lest any man should boast. It is all about ME and My Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
So come and worship Him during this time set aside to honor His presence among you. Come worship the Lord Jesus Christ. Come, I say, and worship.
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Coming January 1st… Lose Weight & Get Healthy!
In the next edition of this newsletter I (Mark Virkler) will let you know how I lost 60 pounds during 2010 and wonderfully restored my health. Many others have already joined me in losing vast amounts of weight. January 2011 will be a great time for us all to dive in and shed any extra pounds. Look for the upcoming announcement next month!
From Prison to Preacher! – Rev. Bobby Twine, Jr.
I am very busy in the ministry beyond my greatest expectation and I am well pleased with the way God is using me today. I am on the Board of Directors with Lively Stones Ministries and The Forgotten Peoples Ministries, Inc., I have a ministry in song & preaching at Richfield Nursing Home twice monthly, I teach Sunday School at Central Baptist Church of Roanoke, VA, I minister in song with Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship Int’l, I am a member of 2 churches, Central Baptist Church and Cliffview COG and I am active in both churches.
I am very thankful for my Associate Degree in Biblical Studies. Thank you for trusting and believing in me during my time in the wilderness. CLU has made a lasting impact on my life and I give God all the glory for allowing us to cross paths. Praise is what I do and I live to honor and glorify Him. Thank you for being a part of what God has ordained for me.
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