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“As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country” (Proverbs 25:23).
Do you remember the day when the good news of the gospel message of Christ came to you? I do. I never shall forget. The news was so good that I still feel the impact of it. The Holy Spirit came to live within me as a result of that Good News and I live.
There is no better way to live than to share the cold waters of the gospel to those who are hot and thirsty and sin-burned. A soul can be changed forever with your refreshing words of God’s grace. What joy to share the cold waters of Heaven’s River to those who will bend and drink.
Dear child of God allow your life to be consumed with taking the good news to Be the water boy of God’s Life and carry the cold and clear water of the gospel to others. They are thirsty, and traveling with a heavy heart, needing the life of God in them that says to them,
“You are my child now, I have You.”
Plow and pursue. Pray and pray. Talk and walk. Drink and share. Do it all for the souls of those who live in a foreign and far country without Christ. They live across your street, work in your office, walk beside you at school, and a million other places, and they are looking for a cup of cold water.
Oh, I took a drink from the Fountain of Life and I have never been thirsty again. He satisfies. Oh, oh, how He satisfies!
I love you,
“And of his fullness have we all received, and grace for grace” (John 1:16).
When you and I look into a river and perceive the fish swimming we would like to reach in and stop the water flow and catch the scene for a while. But we can’t because the current is heading downstream and it is strong, yet it was never meant to be stopped and caught.
While God gives us grace He desires for us to enjoy what He does for the moment but He doesn’t want us to reach in and try to stop it. He has more grace coming downstream that will pass by our eyes. It is wave of grace upon grace that He sends our way. We were never meant to stop the flow of grace and hunker down and bask in it.
Do you remember when Peter, James, and John were with the Lord Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration? They were asleep on that mountain. And all of a sudden they were awakened and saw the Lord Jesus speaking with Elijah and Moses about His upcoming death and resurrection.
Peter spoke up and wanted to build memorial booths for the occasion, and God the Father said, “This is my beloved Son, hear ye Him” (Matthew 17:5). God had more work to be done, more grace He wanted the disciples to see.
What about us? Are we satisfied with what the Lord has done thus far? Are we now satisfied that the debt renovation is now paid and there is no other territory to explore? Are we satisfied that no more people can be saved? Are we enjoying what has been accomplished and have no more get up and go for God?
God’s grace is new grace, continuous grace, uninterrupted grace that exceeds all we could imagine. Each spiritual blessing we appropriate becomes the foundation of greater blessing. God’s grace is like a mighty Niagara, thundering unending out of eternity into our hearts and lives.
Let us look into the future and ask God what He has in store for KMBC. He has an inexhaustible supply that every believer is given for all he or she needs in this world and the world to come. Pentecost filled the believers with Christ Himself and yet God emptied the upper room into the streets of Jerusalem. That is what God wants to do through us today and tomorrow and the future.
Let’s get full of Him and allow Him to carry us from grace to grace.
I Love you,
May the fifteenth will be a special time for our church family at KMBC. Since 1939 the church has proceeded to go forward with the gospel of Christ. Many of the charter members have had their names taken off of the church roll while on earth because of death and they are now in glory and in heaven. They left a legacy that is strong and still lingers with the sweet smell of Christ.
1944 the church organized with the glory of God to end this epic run for the glory of God. Over seventy-two years of ministry KMBC, under the direction of our God, has won many victories. Lands and lots of people have been affected because of the strong desire of pastor and people to get the good news of the gospel out to others. We have a mandate and that commission is to go into all the world reaching, teaching, and ministering to the needs of others.
It is another milestone and it is to the glory of God that we come to celebrate this new year of accomplishment. God’s faithfulness has been seen and His glory is in view. As the world becomes less interested in faithfulness, God’s business is to continue to support and strengthen His people with His strong desire to reach others through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Thank God that He said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail.” God is building a universal church composed of all who make the same confession of faith as Peter made. This is God’s church. He said, “My church” (Matthew 16:18). His church is different from all other assemblies. His church is something new and living. Each believer in His church is a “living stone” (I Peter 2:5), and organism that is organized.
There is oneness to the people of God (Eph. 4:1-6) that ought to be revealed to the world by love and unity (John 17:20-26). One day the church will be seated around the throne of God. The church will judge the world and angels under God’s direction. The church will show forth the grace and glory of God as we are married to the Bridegroom for all eternity! What a glorious church which is rooted in eternity. “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen” (Eph. 3:21).
I Love you,