Rev. T. Michael Henderson - Director
Hello to all from Pastor:
Since becoming a Christian some 35 years ago I have seen many wonderful and inspiring things happen as well as mighty workings in my own life. When I think back over the tenure of my faith in God there are few people that I met that could stand next to Dick Witherow. He was a champion for the underdog ever since I had the honor of knowing him. Now, as Pastor of Jacobâ€™s Destiny church and director of Matthew 25â€™s Ministryâ€™s City of Refuge, I sense the same calling in my heart to push ahead through all adversity and look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
We have undergone some deep changes which made us examine ourselves to see if we "be in the faith". I would like to tell you that if the faith of God abides in you then the life of His Spirit brings the fruit. Last Wednesday evening a young man who was faltering came to the altar with weeping and tears and seven men gathered around him as he poured out his heart to Christ. His words were something special with utters like "Jesus HELP ME...and Lord let me put away childish things and serve you". I am thrilled at the coming of a man or woman to their need for the power of God - in their desire to live with victory over the driving forces that rule us all till we come to Jesus, broken so that our lives are healed. This is the promise of our Lord: that we should no longer strive with sin but take His yoke upon us. "My yoke is easy, my burden is light." Matthew 11:30; but just before that, in the 29th verse Christ states that we can learn of Him and He is meek in nature. Jesus has the intent to reveal God to us through His life and nature (verse 27) so that we are partakers of Godâ€™s divine nature.
I remember when my children were home and my sons were learning their trades and living their lives, making ready to move into the world. My job was to teach them by my words and also my actions; our God has done the same: sent His Spirit to guide the hands of men to write His words then sent the word in the flesh which is Christ come to show us our God. Jesus said if you have seen me you have seen the Father, then writes in John 14:18 "I will not leave you comfortless. I will come to you" â€¦then in verses 20 and 21 "At that day (when the Spirit comes to you) you will know the Father and I are one, and ye are in me, and I in youâ€. In verse 21 He states: he that loves me shall be loved of our Father.
Pray to God in Christâ€™s name that these things are revealed to you by His Spirit. Otherwise we are not truly His but caught in the "broad path of religious and lost". Pray for our ministry pleaseâ€¦ we are seeing great things happen but need your loving support both in the Spirit and needs. Please consider giving generously as we march on: God speaks but our hands give.
God bless you friends!