I want to share something with you that I have been meditating on for a couple of weeks now. It is a help to guarding one’s heart in the midst of madness taking place all around.
The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) have prepared a briefing and a video military tour of Israel’s borders for the CUFI (Christians United For Israel) Summit.
They did this especially for John Hagee and the Christians of CUFI to show their appreciation for us. This was no little undertaking and we are so privileged to see such a thing.
What a unique way to obey Jesus and “watch the fig tree.”
I had this wonderful Father’s Day video before Father’s Day. And I wanted to share it with you. But I held it till today because they were “debuting” it yesterday at our church in Collinsville. Nikki Niblet, primarily, and Kylie Gatewood, my granddaughter, produced it out at Pastor Lee’s old farm home place which the Gatewood’s are renting. Jimmy Gatewood and my great granddaughters, Judea (6) and EliAnna (3) are the hostesses and attendee at the tea party.
Chip phoned me! He often does—and what a thrill it is to this mother’s heart that the son who was probably the most challenging in his youth is now a pastor who loves to discuss the Bible with me!!!
But that day, he was in a quandary. He’d gone out to preach at a church in another state and found they were not yet as free to meet, etc., as Oklahoma was. So—what to do about the C4C Rally in Branson. That was the question.
I advised him to do what Brother Kenneth E. Hagin taught:
On our Wednesday 8 AM Prayer Call, someone from Minneapolis urgently asked us to pray about the tragedy that occurred Monday May 25th. A video recorded the senseless choking to death of George Floyd by one policeman while others stood by doing nothing to stop it.I immediately thought of a word from the Lord that I’d received about God’s plan for the area. I said to the prayer call participants, “I’ll see if I can locate it, and I’ll post it later.” But without even getting up from my prayer chair, I looked into a woven basket at my feet. It contains Bibles and things I’m studying along with a couple of small note books to write prayer notes or things I receive from the Lord. There it was!
On this National Day of Prayer, let us lift our voices across this blessed land that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory would pour out upon us another Great Awakening!
Then I spent telephone time with Lynne Hammond. Always a joy! And, by the way, my granddaughter, Hannah, asked me if she could use our 8am Wednesday Israel Prayer Call number to have a Q & A call with Lynne. Hannah collected some questions from some of her younger praying friends. Lynne very comfortably, and highly anointed answered them. It was so good, I got in on the call at the end.
A strong childhood desire of mine was to be a teacher. Another was to be a preacher. The Head of the Church, our Lord Jesus Christ, must have planted those in my heart, for He united them in the living out my life in His service.In every session that we videoed to become 3BI classes, I sensed the thrill of a fulfillment of my God-given childhood dreams. There has been a wonderful anointing to teach and share the witness and revelation He has given. And there is proof it is reaching on-line students. Here are some testimonies:
Yesterday I texted the following to many pastors and leaders in the Body of Christ:
I’d like to share a challenge Pat Robertson issued one day this week on The 700 Club. He appeared to be livid. You could almost imagine smoke coming out his ears. He exclaimed how can this inert little bug hold such sway when we are the Church of the Living God. The Body of Christ, which has been given dominion. He dramatically challenged pastors over the nation to have their congregations take authority over the coronavirus this Resurrection Sunday.
I believe if pastors and congregations will take Pat’s challenge and join together we can take that virus down in a precipitous decline. One that will demonstrate something supernatural happened.
Pat Robertson made an impassioned plea today on 700 Club for Pastors and all believers next Sunday, Resurrection Sunday to take their authority over the Corona Virus and stop it in its tracks. How can this inert little bug, he said, stand in the face of the Body of Christ which has God-given authority over it. …We are posting a video of me leading the congregation of the Autumn Assembly of Prayer in praying and taking authority. Play the video and join me in this powerfully anointed prayer from Ephesians.
This video will bring you a smile. And perhaps a bit of “wonder” too.While I was in Israel, Jared and Rivka, my grandson and his wife, housesat for me. One day, on their son’s first birthday, Rivka (Rebekah) noticed Nathan was very active about something. She quietly picked up her phone and videoed it. You will see when Nathan noticed her and said “Hi.”He is on my bed pointing up to Akiane’s portrait of Jesus and saying “God.”Then he looks over to my “Prayer Chair” which faces the foot of my bed and looks out over the Lake. He points to my “Prayer Chair” and says again, “God.”
Recently, I heard more than one minister refer to the following and point out that God sees and has already provided alluding to the current Corona crisis. Brother Keith Moore smiled as he shared how he’d thought about where that ram was a day or two before. As Abraham and Isaac were making their way to Mount Moriah (site of the future Temple) that ram was making his way to the thicket. God had already provided.
My son, Chip, who pastors with his wife, Candace, A Glorious Church Fellowship in Collinsville, Oklahoma called me last week excited about what he was going to preach to his congregation. Of course, my heart was happy as he preached it first to me on the phone. He’d heard a minister say that the Chinese word for “crisis” is made up of two words. (If I’m not mistaken that would be two picture words.) One meaning “danger,” and the other, “opportunity.” In other words in every crisis while there is danger, there is opportunity.
It would be worth your while to watch their March 18, Wednesday night service, now archived.
I’ve had two impacting phone calls in the past two days. The first one this morning was from my son, Chip. He preached me what the Lord downloaded into him after he woke up one morning actually feeling the despair and hopelessness people, especially those who don’t know or act on God’s Word, are experiencing in the wake of all the bad news they are hearing. He walked outside, began to praise and thank God for everything he saw. And the Lord literally downloaded into him a message and a plan to help people. And it is GOOD NEWS!
Israel’s BordersGazaWe drove north from Beer Sheva to the Elah Valley, site of David’s victory over Goliath. The place of the confrontation has been purposely kept in its natural state. Most of us gathered 5 smooth stones from the brook to take home. Chip easily got into the telling the account of probably his favorite O.T. hero. We looked up at the hills where the opposing armies encamped. Then, some of the group saw lights flash in the sky. It was the Iron Dome defense system taking out rockets being launched from Gaza just a few miles to the West.
Please forgive me for not being in touch since coming to Israel.My first reason for not blogging, is that I was so involved in leading our initial 3BI Tour to Israel. This study-heavy tour, the first of its kind, will make a superb online course.Days we travelled and videoed with an amazing group of 88 students.Nights I prepared for the next day.
Because I strongly believe in God’s purpose and power for our younger generation, I strongly support and take part in something that happens every summer in Branson. A number of years ago, the Lord told my son, Chip, to start a youth rally in Branson, Missouri. This year, Champions 4 Christ Youth Rally is celebrating its 20th anniversary!
3BI Billye Brim Bible Institute was officially launched February 4, 2020.
My heart is thrilled to think our classroom has grown to include people I could never get to for an in-depth teaching session. One where we go into the Word of God and look deeply into its treasures—especially with a prophetic eye-view into the scriptures which tell the end from the beginning.