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TEAMWORK TO MAKE THE DREAM WORK!
Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me
to preach good tidings to the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the
brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening
of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year
of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that
mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them
beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise
for the spirit of heaviness that they might be called trees of
righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be
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BLOW THE TRUMPET
by Jackie Holland
States is prosperous economically
but is spiritually bankrupt. Idols of
this land. The psychic hotlines are ringing off the
walls. People in the sex industry are making millions of
dollars daily. Drug dealing and drug lords fill the
cities. Disenchanted teens, shooting wildly out of car windows,
are killing and injuring innocent
children and people they do not even know all in the name of
fun. The prisons and jails are filled to capacity and more are
being built daily just to keep up with crime. Support groups
are bursting at the seams with broken people with broken lives
reaching out for help. Power hungry businessmen and women steal
every cent they can. Gambling is legal and people from every
economic level are praying they will be the next winner in the race,
jackpot or casino.
bankrupt people, many raised in the welfare system are finding that
door is closing, and there is no hope in their hearts to ever have
the American dream. Fear is rampant, many people, even the
young, are afraid to leave their homes. Hopeless and rejected,
most of the children who have grown up in poverty and abuse find
outlets to abuse others themselves.
Child abuse and
molestation is rampant. It is not safe to let a child walk home
from school or even play alone in their own yard. Women with
free choice abort babies at staggering rates whether from convenience
or sexual promiscuity. Today, it is not only popular but looked at as
wise to have premarital sex and live with your partner before marriage.
marriages, the divorce rate for Christians is equal to
non-Christians—being about 60% for first marriages or 70% for
second. In many states same sex marriages is being pushed for
legalization. Children do not know who their fathers are and
many times are raised in a family with two females or males as
parents. Males and females alike are spending more time and
money on their looks than on their children's education.
The health clubs and fitness centers are all the rage.
“Get back your youth, don't look old, love
yourself.” The Lord Jesus said people will be lovers of
self in the end times. Children
will be disobedient to parents and with an alarming increase children
are killing parents either from rage or hate. The nursing homes
are filled with aged men and women practically dumped and forgotten
by their families. Just waiting to die. Just a number on a
list, no honor, no love. Euthanasia is becoming an option that people
are looking at.
In this computer age, there is a frightening thing happening with
the increase of knowledge and travel. People are becoming
addicted to pornography through the Internet. “Safe
sex” they call it, no fear of
diseases or getting caught. Men and women turning on a
computer to find fulfillment, Oh dear God, how shameful it has all
become. Turn on television talk shows and you find that most of
the content is trash talk. Men in
women’s clothes is entertainment to a perverted,
troubled world. If that does not interest you, call a 900
number and talk dirty, say everything ugly in your heart, hang up and
forget those people exist. Real people, real
entertainment is where the stars are, how they dress, what they eat,
and who they sleep with next. The American dream is no longer to be comfortable, and happy with
the wife or husband of your youth but the endless search for
significance in your life. Whatever it takes to make you happy,
that's what this nation is telling us to do. Jokes about our
president, movies about our preachers, where will it all stop, when
will it all end?
In the Old Testament in the book of Amos, we are told Amos was a
herdsman of sheep and a grower of figs. One day in a vision,
God spoke to Amos and told him of things that were going to happen to
the nation of Israel.
was economically prosperous and at peace. It had become a
selfish, materialistic society. Those who were well off ignored
the needs of the less fortunate. They were self centered and
indifferent toward God. Although many had rejected real
faith in God they pretended to be religious. They had religious
performance without integrity and heartfelt worship to God. In
the Bible the Lord is described as a
shepherd and his people as sheep. But in
this book we see the Lord roaring as if he were a ferocious lion ready to devour the enemy. The Lord
says the people have perverted justice and trampled the poor into the
dust. They had hardened their hearts and sinned towards
always sends his prophets before judgment. He is roaring now
and calling for his people to awaken out of this hard hearted stupor
we are living in. He is saying once again, Prepare to meet your God.
He reminds us He alone was the one who formed the mountains and
made the winds; and he knows our every thought. He says
unless they repented they would be as a man who was chased by a lion
and met by a bear; or a man in a dark room who leans against a wall
and puts his hand on a snake. He said, “I hate your show
of pretense, your hypocrisy of honoring me with religious
feasts.” He said, “I will not accept your offerings
or your sacrifices.” He said, “Away
with your songs, no matter how beautiful, they are mere noise to my
He said, “Stop having pride in your tiny
power.” Amos was shown great punishment that would come
He cried out to God on their behalf and said, “Please don't do
it, for they will have no hope if you turn from them.”
God turned from his plan, and gave another chance for them to
repent. However, he said, “I will not hold back from
punishment if they do not return to me with their whole
heart.” He said, “Tell
them to be honest and just in their decisions.” The
people called out to Amos and said, “Prophet
, leave us alone.” Amos said, “I am only a
herdsman and fruit picker, but the Lord took me from my flocks and
said, ‘Go and warn the people.’”
The Lord spoke
through Amos and said, There is a time of
famine coming, not a famine of food, but a famine of hearing the
words of the Lord. Men will wander everywhere from sea to sea
searching everywhere to find truth and spirit of the Word of
God.” But if the people would repent, and truly turn to the
Lord, they would find mercy, peace, and happiness. God is a
loving Father, and He needs to correct His children from time to
time. He is warning us today just as in those days to place our
hands in His hands and turn from evil and self centered living. Start
loving those who are dying without Christ in their lives. Give
to the needy, do not oppress the poor and
the fatherless. Be found faithful and become good
stewards of the blessings God has given this nation.
Remember, to whom much is given, much will be required. Peace
of mind is more valuable than gold. Truth and justice,
integrity and fair dealings, a good name in your community, and
preferring others above oneself is a great
way to impact our cities and nation.
We must remember that one day everything that has been done in
secret will be shouted from the housetop. Nothing is hidden
from the Lord; after all, He is all knowing;
all seeing; all sufficient in all things. But you say,
“Revival is breaking out everywhere, preachers dressed in
flashy clothes telling us we can be rich, what's wrong with
that?” Who said a Christian can't have abundance?
That is not what God is saying; He is merely
wanting us to put Him before anything else. Truly, He
says if we will seek first the Kingdom of Heaven
and His Righteousness then all those other things will follow.
Turn the T.V. off. Shut down the computer. Put away the
golf clubs and sports gear. Go back to your first love, it will take an effort to be quiet before
the Lord but very rewarding.
Put first things
first. Love God, accept Jesus His Son
as Lord and Savior and your only hope of a home in Heaven.
Reach out to hurting broken people, become a father to the
fatherless, a son or daughter to the seniors and be known as a man,
woman, boy or girl who passionately loves their God. He says
"If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves
and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I
will hear from Heaven, I will forgive their sins, and I will heal
their land. If we truly want revival, that will be what it
takes to see our nation turned around. Then we can honestly be
called a Christian nation, people who love their God and fellow man.
FOR WHOSOEVER WILL
In 1991, I had a dream
about a wonderful place where people could come who
were weary and beat down by the struggles of life, needing direction
and hope. The Lord said it was a place for way-faring strangers. If not
poor, they were poor in spirit and without hope. They were going along
in life and were needing to be refreshed. They
needed the Gospel and they needed love.
This place in my dream was off a busy highway near the airport. It was
as though you could pull off the highway and go inside. There were
loving, wonderful people inside to love on them and provide them with
something to eat and drink, pray for them and give them hope for their
future. All kinds of people were welcomed– I saw a lone
individual walking in.
I saw families
with children driving in. I saw individuals, men and women, boys and
girls, people from all of walks of life being drawn to the place. It
was a place of refreshing, a place of refuge where people –
Isaiah 61 people, the broken, outcast, wayfaring strangers would stop
and be welcomed. They received the Gospel, prayer, hope, direction for
their life, forgiveness, a encouraging word, a
meal, perhaps lodging for a night or two. When they left were they
refreshed and encouraged and revived. No one left empty handed or empty
I saw a chapel there where people flying into the Dallas Ft. Worth area
would come to speak and minister to the guests and it was televised.
The speakers were coming into the Dallas
area for another reason and they made the time to come and speak in the
chapel. They saw it as a precious work and a very caring place.
When I asked the Lord what the name of this place was He said,
Whosoever Will may come. I knew this dream was from the Lord –
the next morning I called my brother-in-law who is a CPA and asked him how
to form a non-profit organization. I even went out and started looking
for places on the highway. The only place I knew that was available
with a televised chapel was Mike Evans’ ministry building in Euless. Going up
the elevator, the thought occurred to me, “This is too
nice.” The Lord immediately dropped in my spirit, “Nothing
is too good for my people.”
I spoke with the administrator and looked at the blue prints. He said
they were asking 2 or 3 millions dollars for the building. I then told
him my dream and said, “I didn’t have any money but I know
if the Lord wants us to have it He will supply the money.” His
eyebrows went up and the countenance on his face fell. I had no money
but I had a dream. I was encouraged as I left the building – I
knew there was a place somewhere. On my way to the car, I spotted a big
button laying on the ground–that said,
“Jerusalem This Year.” As I bent over and picked it up, I
said to the Lord, “I’d love to go back” and slipped
it in my purse. ( And as it turned out I did
go to Jerusalem
My CPA connected me with an attorney who incorporated the ministry for
me within weeks. I named the ministry Whosoever Will for the dream and
what the Lord spoke to me. I’m not sure what the name of the
place in the dream was but I know whosoever comes inside is welcomed.
I know God connected me to The Fellowship and the ministry we are doing
now is a wonderful ministry but there is more to do in the future. I
believe we have been in preparation these last 14 years for such a time
as this. My heart longs for revival to come. I believe the Lord is
preparing the church for revival– but instead of us just going to
church He wants us to be the church!
At 4:44 am, March 16th, the Lord had me revisit that dream and said to
me, “Begin to speak it and believe for it.” Please agree
and pray for us that God’s perfect will be done. God gave me the
dream but it takes many people working together to turn it into a
I was recently invited to
speak at an Assembly of God Church in Paris, Texas.
My friend, Laquetta Dinsmore,
accompanied me. We arrived early enough to be able to sit in with the
adult Sunday School class. The teacher was fabulous. Laquetta and I commented to each other, “She
is more than a teacher, she is a minister.”
Later that night, I shared my testimony with the congregation. In my
book, Exposed Heart, I recounted my story about Sister Saxton. My
family attended a revival she conducted in East
Texas. I was only 5, and yet, I remember to this day,
hearing her sing and speak about the Lord, and I remember making the
commitment in my heart, “I want to be just like her when I grow
up.“ As I shared my testimony I felt compelled to stop and ask if
anyone knew an evangelist named Sister Saxton. To my surprise, the
Sunday School teacher from the morning class raised her hand.
“You know Sister Saxton?” I asked. She nodded, “Yes,
she was my Mother.” I have thought about Sister Saxton so many
times over the years and wanted to thank her for the impact she had on
my life. To suddenly meet her daughter-what a wonderful surprise!
Everyone was blessed!
As I continued
with my testimony and was sharing about my son, Michael, who passed
away at 27 I noticed a young man that the Lord
was really dealing with. He and his wife came forward and were
radically converted during the altar call! His friend, Joel, just wept!
He told me afterwards that he had taken Joshua and his wife to see The
Passion – which had touched them deeply – but Joel felt
like he was supposed to invite them to come to church that night.
As it had turned
out Joshua’s mother had passed away only months before. Who knows
but that God used a mother’s story about losing her son to save a
son who had lost his beloved mother. I was able to speak with Sister
Saxton’s daughter after the service. Her mom had passed away a
few years ago and she asked me for pray for her brother, C.D. who had
walked away from the Lord. Whereas, she had made the commitment to give
all to the Lord, it seems he had gone the other direction. Several of
us gathered together and prayed in agreement for C.D. I signed a copy
of my book for C.D. and asked his sister to tell him what an impact his
mother had on my life. Wouldn’t it be amazing that God would use
this meeting and my testimony after 53 YEARS to reach Sister
Saxton’s son!!!! That was truly a divine appointment.
A week or two
after I got back from Paris,
Texas, my assistant,
Susan came into my office and presented me with an old, worn book.
Puzzled, I looked up at her as she excitedly opened it to a marked
page. Pointing to a photograph she asked me, “Do you know who
this is?” Puzzled, I said, “Yes, where did you get
this?” She said, “I visited my Mother and Dad in Mt. Pleasant. While we were visiting
I noticed an old book sitting on the coffee table. I had seen it in the
bookcase for years. My mother thinks she picked it up at a local junk
store ten or fifteen years ago. I asked my mother, ‘Why do you
have this old book sitting out?’ She replied, ‘I want to
send it to someone your Dad knows who was in WWII. I want to give it to
someone who will appreciate it.‘
Curious, Susan picked it up and began to leaf through it. ( It looks like a kind of High School Annual with
photographs, names and maps - Only it was for a military unit -
“Company D” of the 13th Mountain Medical Battalion’s Burma
mission in WWII.)
As she leafed
through the pages she said to herself, “I am going to find
someone in this book I know! “I looked at all the photos and
didn’t recognize any one. So I began flipping through the pages
and saw In the back a list of every man who had been in Company D. But
it wasn’t just their names, it was also their home addresses. So
I just started scrutinizing each name and address as I ran my finger
down the list. Before you knew it I came to a “Jack Birkhead” It sounded familiar. Jack Birkhead … Hmmm. Avery, Texas???!!!
It hit me! Jack Birkhead – your uncle
Jack-the very uncle you were named after! ran
and exclaimed to my mother, “I know who you are giving this book
to!” Jackie, God wants you to have this book!
If I had gone down
a few days earlier, the book would not have been sitting out for me to
see, a few days later and my mother would have already mailed it and I
would have never seen it again!“ Another divine appointment!
These were truly
divine appointment. Sometimes, life seems like a puzzle with some of
the pieces missing. You never expect to recover them. And yet
God… We see the small picture, He sees the big picture – He
can either fill them in or bring back the missing pieces.