It is Time: Prepare to be Rich

Now is the time for your eyes to be opened and to really see what the good news of the gospel is.

After Jesus faced His temptation in the wilderness with satan He went to His hometown church and recited this Scripture: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.” The word “gospel” is translated “good news”. To a poor person it is saying you are going to have money. You are going to have money  to pay your bills, finances to feed your family, the means to buy a house, and wealth so that your family can live in peace. This, almost anybody can agree, is “good news” to any person that doesn’t have very much.

A born-again believer in Jesus, being baptized and filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost, knows they are the richest person in the world.

To give the experience more accurate detail, you need to read the entire chapter of Isaiah 61:
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me;
Because the Lord hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto 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 glorified.
And they shall build the old wastes,
They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the waste cities,
The desolations of many generations.
And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks,
And the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord:
Men shall call you the Ministers of our God:
Ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles,
And in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
For your shame ye shall have double;
And for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion:
Therefore in their land they shall possess the double:
Everlasting joy shall be unto them.
For I the Lord love judgment,
I hate robbery for burnt offering;
And I will direct their work in truth,
And I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles,
And their offspring among the people:
All that see them shall acknowledge them,
That they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
For as the earth bringeth forth her bud,
And as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth;
So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth
Before all the nations.”

After spending the last few days in prayer, meditating upon these sacred words that Jesus referred to at the beginning of His ministry, I realized the great power in their message. Scripture says, “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.” When God makes you wealthy His glory is upon you, and you naturally become attractive to every one you meet. Solomon, the wisest man on earth made this observation about wealth (Ecclesiastes 9:13-16): “This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, ‘Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.’”

Contemplate what the word of God says here. A good Christian can see someone saved, yet not experience the blessings of Isaiah 61 in their own personal life. Even though they help someone receive the wonderful experience of salvation, because they are poor and are still living in poverty, the person that gets saved by their influence becomes despised because no one wants to live in the poverty they see that Christian living in. 

This is why satan has been so elaborate in convincing Christians they should be poor. Jesus was not poor. In fact, He was so wealthy that He had a personal accountant named Judas take care of His money. The garment that Jesus wore on the day He was crucified was so valuable that Roman centurions would not divide it, but instead they gambled for one of them to have sole possession of Jesus’ robe.

In Christ there is no condemnation. If you find yourself living paycheck-to-paycheck do not be condemned. The reason you are reading this is because Jesus is going to set you free. There is one simple secret to gaining great wealth. Listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd. Jesus said, “The sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger,” This is very important because you must hear God’s voice in your heart, and not through anyone else. Prophets, pastors, teachers, and evangelists are there only to confirm the word you hear from the Good Shepherd in your heart ~ but they are never the source.

The reason I am writing this very important message to you is because God has told me that He is about ready to pour down incredible financial blessings upon you. The money that God gives you does not belong to anyone but you. You must listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd inside your heart. Remember, “My sheep know My voice.” Practicing in prayer and hearing the quiet voice of God in your heart is so important to your journey to great riches. 

For your money to multiply you must understand multiplication happens when the seed of God’s word grows in you. This truth is so vital and yet is so often misunderstood, so please listen carefully. Each day when you pray God will whisper for you to do something. That whisper is a seed that will grow into beautiful fruit when it matures. Money is not the seed it is only the amplifier (or fertilizer) of what God is asking you to do. But you have to be sure that you don’t fertilize the action too much. Be careful and only obey exactly what He says to do.

Sometime ago, my daughter Rocki was given a dream that I should buy some shares in the stock market. I prayed for a couple of months about this. Then, when my family was preparing to go to Europe, the Lord said, “Now go and buy shares of that stock.”  After just a month, the stock began to rise significantly. Then, just before Christmas, the Lord said, “Sell those shares.”

On December 29, my daughter Misty was suddenly taken to the hospital where she experienced 15 minutes of not breathing ~ but God raised her from the dead! Afterwards she spent three months in the hospital, and the money that I made on the stock market paid exactly for the price of our hotel stay in Rome! Not only did God heal my daughter (and take care of the hospital bill by a miracle), but He also provided the hotel and food expenses while we waited for her full recovery. The blessings of the Lord made us rich and added no sorrow! Next week I hope to go deeper into this subject. I love you all.

 

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

 
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Times of Great Transition Demand Great Obedience

It’s harvest time, and this is causing a great transition to occur on the earth. Many years ago I received a prophetic word from the Chinese prophetess, Joy. She said, “Richard, you must communicate to the church about this great time of transition and how to prepare for obedience to God’s word during this time.”
God is fixing things in our American government and in governments around the world. The Lord is restoring the ancient landmarks and is bringing a New Renaissance, which means the whole nation is being born again.
The nation of Israel went through a similar time of transition when God gave them the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. This transition was so powerful that every courtroom across the world still uses principles from the Ten Commandments as their basis of law. When God is doing such a massive transition He also is very severe in His execution of justice. He must make it clear how important each part of the change is to the society that He is affecting.
For example, early on some ministers saw a man gathering some sticks to burn in his fire, but he was doing it on the Sabbath day. The men went to Moses and asked, “Is it wrong for this man to gather sticks on the Sabbath day?” Moses did not know the answer to this question because the Ten Commandments had just been given, so he went before God and asked, “What should be done about this man gathering sticks on the Sabbath?”
The Lord answered very severely and said, “Stone him outside the camp.” Wow! That was severe judgment, but God wanted to make it clear that He means what He says. During this time of transition, when God is establishing something new in society, He will have to judge extremely severely so that everybody gets the message loud and clear.
In the New Testament, we find this same severe judgement occurring in the early church. The church received offerings and people gave of their free will. Some people even sold their homes and gave all of the money to the work of the Lord. Remember, it was a huge transition that the church world was going through, and everything was brand new. In Acts 5, Ananias and Sapphira saw it as an opportunity to get some attention when they gave their offering. But they conspired to tell something that wasn’t true.
“But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, ‘Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whilst it remained, was it not thine own? And after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.’ And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
“And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. And Peter answered unto her, ‘Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much?’ And she said, ‘Yea, for so much.’ Then Peter said unto her, ‘How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.’ Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.”
As we can see in the Scriptures, God is very severe about obeying His word exactly. A transitional time is happening in America and in San Francisco, and is also going on with you. That’s why it’s a very important time for each of us to walk in the fear of God and be honest regarding every word and intent of our heart.  God has chosen our city of San Francisco for a great spiritual revival, and a place of true holiness. Where sin abounds, grace does much more abound. We might see people that work beside us getting away with evil, but we must walk circumspectly in holiness before the Lord, no matter who’s watching.
Years ago the prophet Joy told me that God was going to promote us “monumentally” during this transitional time. She said there would only be a handful of people that would still be a part of our ministry, but every one of them would experience this monumental promotion. I love all of you and I prayerfully give you this instruction, “Be holy for God is holy”.
Sent in love, Pastor Richard Gazowsky
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Let Me Introduce You To Patience

Waiting on God can be the most stressful experience that anyone can go through ~ especially when it’s God you’re waiting for. Evil forces know the gift you are waiting upon God for, and that what God is going to bless you with is a righteous blessing that is going to weaken their evil intentions. 

 

The Scriptures are very clear about this scenario. In the book of James, he writes, “But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.” Patience is female, like a mother. A mother‘s purpose is to help a child to grow up to its full potential in life. In the same way patience is right beside you, just like your mother, helping you to receive your highest promotion. This metaphor works for a person, a family, a company, a church, and even a nation.

 

First, I want to talk about this metaphor and its largest application in the Bible. When God wanted to change a nation, many times He began His work in a simple house, rather than with the leaders of the nation. In the Bible, in the book of Acts, we see the beginning of God’s transformation of the Roman Empire. 

 

Remember, Jesus said that if you clean the inside of the cup, the outside becomes clean of itself. He starts within then works outward. In the first hundred years of Rome, we never see a Christian emperor of the empire. Instead, the inner workings of the Roman empire were changing. The head of Rome was not purified yet because the inner workings within the nation were not completed enough for it to have godly leadership. 

 

This is patience doing her perfect work, as she was preparing a whole system of government to receive godly leadership. So it is with the governments of today. God intends to bring godliness to every nation on earth. But for this to work, it must begin with the inner workings, or the families, of every person in the nation.

 

The Bible is the only book on earth which people are working to translate into every spoken tongue. The New Testament has been translated into over 1500 languages. (If you want to verify this and you have a smart phone with a Bible app, take a second and look at how many languages are offered.)

 

God has been bringing His gospel to the whole world. Every day, people come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, and through the miracle of technology can upload the entire Bible onto their phone. There are now nearly 2,500,000,000 people that have access to the word of God on their phones alone! But it’s not only happening on the smart phone, it is also happening in the church world. 

 

When I was a young man there were less congregations than there are now in America. Do you think that number has shrunk since then? No, it has grown exponentially and now there are close to 384,000 congregations in America alone. Why so many? Because God keeps calling more people into His invisible kingdom. Though a denomination is physical, it makes you aware that the invisible is increasing. 

 

It is hard to see immediate results when you are part of a nation that God is changing. It also can also be difficult for us to see that God is changing our family, because we are part of the family. This is why these things are only truly seen through eyes of faith. Sometimes a family member can make a large mistake and it looks to us like they have fallen away from God. But in actuality, their condition has become so bad that they can now realize that they are at the bottom of the barrel and that the only way out is up. A person in this condition does not compromise but surrenders their all to Jesus. This is patience having its perfect work.
Sent in Love, Pastor Richard Gazowsky
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Stop and Study Today

Yesterday’s pains and regrets can sap the energy that you might have for today. Fear, worry, and anxiety about tomorrow can stop you from accomplishing the tasks you have today. This is why Jesus taught very strongly that we should focus all of our energy, efforts, and actions on today.

One blade of grass grows 1 inch in 24 hours. Of course to do this it requires the right nutrients and environment ~ a very complex process of things that can only be set up by God. Jesus said, “But if God so clothes the grass…” One of the points that Jesus is emphasizing is that grass grows and is cut down very quickly. Even though it’s useful, it is very short term. God goes through elaborate preparations in order to provide what man needs for just one day. This is why Jesus continues the sentence by saying, “Which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven. Shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”

The underlining premise that is made in the Scriptures is focused on today. Jesus is referring to God’s elaborate preparations in preparing each blade of grass for one day. Isn’t He also making elaborate preparations for you, His special person? As your eyes open you will suddenly begin to see how important today actually is. Yes, this very moment, stop a minute. Smell the air that you are breathing in, and look around you. Become aware of what God wants you to do today.

Becoming spiritually aware of where you are right now will help you be sensitive to God’s voice. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me,” This is the most important aspect of your entire human existence ~ your ability to hear the voice of the Good Shepherd in your heart. Your life will be judged on your personal decisions, not on what leader you followed, or even your husband or wife. You will stand before God the Father and be judged by what you personally chose to do.

In light of this, think of how important it is to develop your skills today, and listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd. I am trying to master this skill every day ~ just to hear the whisper of His voice.

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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Today is the Best Day of Your Life!

Have you ever wondered why little children live such happy lives ~ especially today, or any day that they’re enjoying? Here are the principles that they go by in their natural thinking: “Someone else is taking care of my needs (usually their parents), so my job is to have fun and feel goofy.”

This is why Jesus said, “Except you become as little children…for such is the kingdom of God.” We must look into how little children think. That’s the secret to the kingdom of God.

Growing up has taught us to take responsibility for all the problems we are facing, and of course that flies right in the face of the teachings of Jesus ~ that we must become like little children. This conundrum is talked about many times in the Scriptures because it seems to be a divine contradiction. But of course it’s not.

Jesus understands that each of us have incredible responsibilities that we face daily. What He is telling us is that we can learn to trust Him completely to work out a plan for our life that will take all of those problems and set them in the order so God can remove them, pay for them, restructure them, and make them go away ~ so you can live in a perfect land of peace!

But this is where it all comes to a head. It must be done today. I mean today, not something you put off till tomorrow, but that thing you do today. When you first read this you’ll probably think, “Oh, that’s easy.” And it actually is. You’ll discover that as you trust Jesus today that everything will be fine, and all of your problems will start going away. But then you’ll undoubtedly say, “What am I gonna do about tomorrow?” That’s the amazing thing because Jesus said, “Tomorrow’s evil will take care of itself.”

You can only learn all of this truth by the doing. It is never learned by talking about it, reading about it, or anything else. You have to physically do it today. And then do it tomorrow. And then do it the day after. And then do it the day after that. Before you know it, every problem will be taken care of because every single day (remember I said “today”) you are trusting Jesus.

Sent in Love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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A Word from Timothy Snodgrass:

I’m hearing in the Spirit the next 20 days is a time to repent. Get your house in order, get your family in order. Don’t have any preconceptions about what the Lord is going to do, but be obedient precisely to go wherever the Lord tells you. Be at the right place at the right time.

The angels of the Lord are going ahead of you right now to prepare the way for the breakthrough that He has. It has to come through peace. If it comes through warfare, it will be a counterfeit blessing that will burn. It will not last. The breakthrough must come through obedience, through grace, and through precise prophetic acts.

When the Lord tells you to go to the left, or go to the right, your breakthrough will come through peace. You’ll receive the green light through peace as you walk out the vision that the Lord gives you. Whatever the Lord tells you to do, He going to give you little clues, little pieces of the puzzle. You won’t understand it, but just follow the direction to the best of your understanding and the best of your ability ~ go to this city, go to that BART station, go to that Starbucks. Go wherever the Lord directs you to the best of your ability, and as you move in peace your breakthrough will come in peace ~ not in warfare.

There are spirits of division right now that are trying to rob you of your inheritance. If you enter into a wrestling match in the flesh, you will lose everything that you have. The Lord says He is going to grant you your inheritance. It will be a Psalm 23 inheritance in peace as you worship the Lord, as you get out the Word in your quiet time in the morning, as you seek direction for the day, as you begin to pray and say to the Lord, “Here I am Lord. What do You want me to do this day? Where do you want me to go this day?”

Your breakthrough is going to come in joy and in laughter, not in wrestling or contention. The Lord says He is sending the angel of the Lord right now to weigh things in the balance to the left or to the right. It’s time to move in peace, in obedience, and obey precisely what the Lord tells you to do.

You’re standing at the banks, right now, of the Red Sea. Either you’re going to be destroyed with pharaoh’s army by not raising your staff over the Red Sea at the right time, or you’re going to walk through the Red Sea at the right moment, at the right time. Don’t move to the left. Don’t move to the right. For goodness’ sake, don’t go back into Egypt!

You’re standing at the Red Sea. What you’re believing for, the vision that the Lord has given you is totally impossible. Don’t look to man, don’t look to earthly wisdom, and don’t look to the court systems. Don’t look to anything except direction from Heaven. It’s going to take one small act of obedience.

Yesterday as we we’re interceding, we were seeing Jack and the Beanstalk. He was overlooking his inheritance, and he had a small bag full of beans. It’s just going to take one small bean ~ the Word of the Lord. When you throw it into the land of your inheritance that the Lord will give you, everything that you have been promised will surely come to pass.

Don’t worry about the time. We are looking at a three-year period of great shaking, but the Lord can either accelerate the times or He can slow down the times. It’s up to you. Are you willing to repent the next three days of acting in the flesh? Do it God’s way. The Lord is calling you right now into twenty days of intercession and just lying prostrate before the throne of God and giving up the flesh and giving everything over to the Lord.

And believe me, He’s going to have a battle plan for you. It’s going to be a small word, a small seed. The Lord is going to have you go to the right place, and cast that seed into the ground. A great beanstalk will rise up into the heavens, and your castle will be waiting on the other side. But it has to be God’s way.

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Jack & The Beanstalk

When I was praying this week with great Prophet Timothy Snodgrass, he made a comment as our family ventured into a restaurant, “We need to get the beans, like Jack in the beanstalk, plant them, and climb the stalk into the clouds where our new houses will be.” His statement had more weight in the Spirit than just common words ~ it was prophetic.

Many times God uses stories, movies, and even fairytales to show us spiritual truths. As in this case with Jack and his beans, a word which God gives you may apparently have as much value as the wind that holds the sound of the words. Matter-of-fact, when Jesus told His parable about the sower sowing seed in good soil, He explained, “The seed is the Word of God.”

With this verse in my mind, I knew what Timothy meant.  We need to plant beans that are seeds of the Word of God. These are what will grow the beanstalk that will lead us into the new adventures that God has for all of us at A Place To Meet Jesus.

Remember, the word of God is your seed. This word from God will be a new word that you have never heard before. Confirm it out of the mouth of two or three witnesses, but And most of all, believe it!

It’s just going to take one small bean, the Word of the Lord. When you throw it into the land of your inheritance, the Lord will give you everything that you have been promised.

We are truly the sheep of His fold. Sheep approach everything peacefully and trust the Good Shepherd in every single detail. This is where the sheep find safety. They never trust in their own cleverness, but instead lean upon The Good Shepherd. Every second of every day, let us listen and follow God.

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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Dramatic Change with Just One Word

In the beginning God said, “Let there be light.” Spoken words caused all creation to begin. And so it is today. With one simple word spoken in obedience, the whole nation of America could be changed. This is a spiritual principle that the apostle Paul was trying to get us to see for the last 2000 years when he said in Romans (MSG), “But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it’s something only God can do, and you trust him to do it—you could never do it for yourself no matter how hard and long you worked—well, that trusting-him-to-do-it is what gets you set right with God, by God. Sheer gift.” When God changes a nation and its atmosphere, it’s a sheer gift.

God does nothing unless He first tells us: “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.” This is why we pray every day for God‘s will to be done in America and on earth. Many times He has asked us to do simple acts of obedience, and suddenly amazing changes occurred! It is this simple obedience that is the sign of us giving ourselves to God’s will to do it.

You can test this simple truth by praying for your family and asking God to fix any situation that needs to be fixed. Just put your total and complete trust in Him to do it (by the way, this means that you will not say anything to anybody). Wait upon God faithfully every day, and if He tells you to do something simple, obey it. You will be amazed at how suddenly a desperate situation disappears!

Now magnify that simple experiment into prayer for the nations of the world. When we are in alignment with heaven, we will certainly come to the day when a national leader will say one word and the entire planet will feel the affects of that word. Just ask those who are old enough to remember when Ronald Reagan said these famous words, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Literally hundreds of millions of people were affected during the next few months when the Iron Curtain was removed all across Europe.

Today in prayer I was given a simple revelation concerning my complete trust in God in every single detail of my life, and my learning to walk into every day with the realization that I am walking into the future that God has designed ~ and that I have nothing to do with it! Paul put it this way, “That trusting-Him-to-do-it is what gets you set right with God.” What an amazing experience to hear just one word from God. And to obey!

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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A Season of His Great Blessing

One thing I treasure is my attempt to understand the Lord and His ways. He is extremely accurate in His promises to bless us, and we are now entering into a season of His great blessing. As Scripture says, “His lord said unto him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.’”

It is clear in the Bible: non-shepherds find it difficult to distinguish between sheep and goats, but the shepherd knows the difference and easily separates them. There are differences in behavior: sheep tend to follow, while goats go their own way. At the Last Judgment the Great Shepherd (“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen”) will know the difference and will separate those who followed Him (Matt. “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it”) from those who went their own way.

The prophets saw the Lord bringing down a gavel of judgment, part of which will be the separation of the goats to His left and the sheep to His right. This is an ancient Biblical truth that is going to be displayed in our nation. As all of you know who pray with us on Periscope, we pray daily, “Lord, not my will but Thy will be done.” Little did I know when we began this prayer and supplication that this is an important point of God’s determination of our thoughts and intentions whether we are sheep or goats.

On November 6, for America, for California and the election, let us pray for God’s will to be done. On this date, my family will be praying at a special prophetic place. Enjoy this season of His great blessing. We hope to see you with us on Periscope!

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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Put a Candle in Your Window

The Lord spoke to me in prayer and said these simple instructions, “Place a candle in your window until November 6.” I am very familiar at the power simple obedience can have when we simply obey a word from the Lord. He told me that my little obedience and your little obedience to this simple instruction will cause very powerful things to happen all across America on Election Day.

I am always amazed at the power of simple obedience to what God says. When we traveled through Germany, a tour guide told us Martin Luther felt a word from God to have the German Christians place a candle on the tree in their front yard on Christmas Day, and then invite wayward travelers in to have dinner with them. This simple act hundreds of years ago is the reason millions of trees will be lit this Christmas all around the world, even as far as China.

We as a people are fasting and praying for this election; God said that if we do this simple act, things will change. Already in my daily prayer I am sensing the atmosphere all over America is changing. Wow! The power of simple obedience to God’s word!

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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