Tomorrow is the beginning of the 24th annual camp meeting at Liberty Baptist Church here in Moraine, Ohio. Stacie and I enjoyed a good time of fellowship this afternoon when Pastor & Mrs. Lovell picked us up at the motel and we went out for a nice meal. We were excited to hear how the church has grown since we were here last (two years ago for this meeting) and we look forward to meeting the new folks tomorrow.
Please join with us in prayer for this week. I am really expecting and anticipating for God to do a great work this week. It's a camp meeting but we always pray for revival to take place in the hearts and lives of God's people. As a preacher and man of God I have traveled from Nova Scotia, Canada to St. Lucia in the Caribbean since the first of this year (and many points in between). My, how the need for revival is so evident in our churches. Church members need revival. Pastors need revival and encouragement. Missionaries need revival. Evangelists need revival.
A seasoned evangelist and friend of mine, Jack Parchman, used to have this slogan on his stationary and his tent truck - "Revival: our one need for today". While Bro. Parchman has been in heaven for over five years, that one need he referred to has only increased in these last days. While you may think your spiritual situation is unique, let me assure you that the needs and problems are the same every where. The names, locations and specific circumstances may vary, but the need is the same no matter where we go.
I am really burdened to see a moving of God in these final hours until the Lord comes and gets us out of here. I fear that there is much more judgment of God on His church before He comes back. Yes, we know that the trumpet may blow at any second, but I honestly believe God will be dealing with His people some more regarding their lack of being good stewards and their disobedience to Him. Whether the rapture happens today or a hundred years from today one thing remains sure: God's people are to obey and follow Him and there are consequences for disobedience.
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."-II Chronicles 7:14