"End of Summer 2017"
Dear Friends and Family,
What an exciting time to be living in. The Holy Spirit has been showing up in an awesome way. He continues directing us to go to many churches that we haven’t ministered in before. He also continues to put people in our pathway by Divine Appointments. The message God has given to Lena and I is a message of Healing, Deliverance, and Salvation. Lately God has given me a message on how to break the Financial Curse that is keeping us from financial prosperity. It’s hard to believe, but that is a curse we have put upon ourselves. (Malachi 3:9)
We were at High Praise Outreach Ministries (Apostle Javaughn Blakely) in Michigan City. The Holy Spirit’s presence was so strong during worship and continued through the message. We were able to lead six people to the Lord. The Lord also directed us to go to Pentecostal Temple (Prophet Robert Johnson) in Michigan City. God showed up in an awesome way. As I began to speak the Lord showed up as the Healer, with many people receiving their healing. We had a Healing and Miracle Service at the Blue Roof Church (Superintendent Dan Miller) in Saint Joseph. The Holy Spirit was so strong on me that in many cases I only had to quickly touch the area of their body that needed to be healed and they were instantly healed. We also held a Healing Service at Second Chance Church (Pastor Jay Haynes) in Benton Harbor, Healing Service at Lily of the Valley Church (Bishop Darryl Williams) in Covert, Healing Services at Brotherhood of All Nations (Bishop James Atterberry Sr.) in Benton Harbor, Healing Services at Later-Day Worship (Pastor Bryan Williams) in Benton Harbor, and ministered at Unity Temple (Bishop William Nichols Sr.) in Benton Harbor.
In the last few months we have seen the Power of the Holy Spirit increase. People are being healed in the audience just by them touching the area of their body that needed healing, and speaking the words “Be Healed”. We’re seeing people walk without the aid of their walkers. People with steal rods in their backs are being able to bend as if the rods weren’t there. A lady with only partial sight in one eye was able to see completely. People that needed knee surgery do to the knee rubbing bone on bone were able to walk and bend without any pain. A lady’s back was bent to one side and twisted now able to stand up straight and bend without any pain. Most all the time when we will go to a church, God connects us with someone that is in need of a healing.
A cashier at Golden Corral told us she had broken her ankle a year ago and now she has no feeling in that foot and had a hard time standing. We were able to pray for her and she is now able to feel her foot and able to stand without any pain.
Boy! Where does the time go? It seems like we just wrote a news letter, but then I realized it’s been several months ago. Time keeps going by faster and faster. I believe that’s God’s way of telling us that time is truly short before He returns. Can you believe how many earthquakes and hurricanes that have hit both the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico, and several other countries? All the terrorist attacks around the world and mass killings here in the United States. Wars and rumors of wars with North Korea and then there’s Iran that keeps saying death to America and Israel, and all just within the last few months. Luke 21:28 tells us: "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
This summer has been fairly mild. The word mild means not Hot or Cold (lukewarm). If we look at lukewarm as the way we live our lives it’s a whole different matter. Lukewarm is like standing on a cliff with one foot on solid ground and the other foot hanging over the cliff. Sooner or later you’re going to fall off the cliff. Let’s look at it in the spiritual realm. The solid ground being the Kingdom of God, and off the cliff being the kingdom of this world which is the Devil’s domain.
When we look at the church today we find it has become complacent. Complacent is just another way of saying lukewarm. The church has become neither hot nor cold. It has lost It’s excitement for the things of the Lord. Many churches have become an entertainment center instead of a place of worship. A place to come to where you can sit back, grab a cup of coffee and perhaps a donut, put your feet on top of a pew, having no respect for the house of God. Wanting to be entertained with some music and hearing a feel good message, and than saying, “wasn’t it great to be in the house of the Lord”. It’s become lukewarm, not hot nor cold, complacent.
I’ve heard it said you can’t judge someone by their outward appearance. It’s what’s on the inside that counts. But the flip side of that is; what’s on the inside will eventually show through to the outside.
The word of God to the Church is found in Revelations 3:15-16 "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”
God has a distaste for those that are lukewarm. God wants the church “On Fire for Him”. It won’t be much longer before Jesus comes again to receive His Church. If the Church is cold or lukewarm it will be left behind.
This letter has been a little different than my usual letter, but it is a word that God has placed on my heart to write so that you will be ready for His returning.
Now is the time for us to search our hearts and ask God to forgive us for being lukewarm or complacent, and to turn around and be on fire for Him.
If you are considering turning your life around, you can ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and ask Him to come into your heart as your Savior. Now is the time.
Richard and Lena McNees
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