Wednesday, March 10, 2010

With All of Your Heart

I was so blessed by Ryan and Sonny's testimonies that they recently gave here at the church. We are truly moved as we consider what the Lord wants to do for this new generation, and the response to the "authenticity" of their faith and conversions really has been a blessing to me on a very personal level.
I was speaking to Ryan recently and told him that what he has just encountered is what his dad Raul Ries, Mike MacIntosh, Bob Grenier, I, and so many others have experienced and that we, who were considered "radicals" when we were young and had become Jesus Freaks have been given such a boost when we have been able to see what God did in his life, as well as the movement that is really beginning to gain momentum through him and his friends. Bless God, it is so "time" for an awakening!
The psalmist wrote: I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works (Ps 9:1) and this is what we are seeing now in the lives of our youth and I am, along with so many other pastors, very refreshed as I see a new generation arising to bring the glorious gospel to a dead and dying world.
Keep the Whosoevers in prayer, as the devil is not happy and is going to begin an onslaught on them. Pray that they will stay in the Word, prayer, fellowship, and the freshness of God's Spirit, and pray that the "church" will stand with them as they go in to the pit of hell to rescue people. I love these kids and want to see the Lord work through them!


Max Solis said...

Someone recently told me,
"I got your back!"... response was,
"Give it back, it's mine! A man aint nothing without his spine!"
Although I knew what he meant, I wanted him to know where my heart was. It's good to know there are people that will stand with us when it seems no one else will. "But if not, let it be known!" Ryan and Sonny are taking a stand for the Lord on a soap box that is so much greater than I would ever know. I pray the Lord will continue to use them in a mighty way. I pray that more men will take that stand for Jesus, knowing that when you stand for Him, He will stand for you!

cochise said...

Though I am not too familiar with the Whosoevers.I recognize they are sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.I appreciate the sounds of P.O.D. As well old Facedown Records Bands.It is my prayer that those that make commitments to Jesus Christ through the Whosoever Outreach build their relationship on a Foundation.One of my proudest accomplishments is completing the 10 lessons New Believers Studies,aswell as attending the New Believers Bible studies.The Word of God is vital for sustainment in our commitment to follow Jesus Christ.Keep Pressing On for Jesus Christ! Phil 1:6Romans 8:15,and Revelation 21:4!

helen said...

Amen and amen......I love those guys and pray for them daily....