Blood, Sweat and Tears

Yesterday I spent the day with a twenty-nine year old evangelist who flew in from Europe just to see me. He has asked me to mentor him, which is hard to do when we live on different continents, but I do what I can to help and encourage him. He is an Indian who has been ministering predominately in Britain, Poland, Finland, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and China. This morning he is flying to the United Arab Emirates to minister the gospel. During our time together we talked about the nature of the anointing, the effective communication of the gospel and the preeminence of the Kingdom of God in the preaching ministry of Jesus. We had a good time. After lunch (in one of my favorite restaurants!) he came up to my room and I prayed for him. I believe there was a real spiritual impartation.

This morning I will take two flights and a five hour jeep ride to get to the conference location. I will begin ministering as soon as I arrive. It will be a long day. Right now it’s about 6:45 in the morning. I got up at 5:00, not because I am a spiritual giant who likes to get up at 5:00, but because of jet lag. I woke up with a message idea that I will preach Friday night at the conference. I will call the message: BLOOD, SWEAT and TEARS Here are my notes…

Blood, Sweat and Tears
Hebrews 12:1-2

Hebrews 11 — The heroes of faith
Hebrews 12 — The faith of Jesus
The faith of blood, sweat and tears.

Blood, Sweat and Tears in the GARDEN

Blood, Sweat and Tears in the JUDGMENT HALL

Blood, Sweat and Tears on the VIA DOLOROSA

-A Giant David couldn’t kill

-A Trial Elijah couldn’t handle

-A Cross Jesus couldn’t carry

Blood, Sweat and Tears on the CROSS

-Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.

-Truly, I say to you, today you shall be with me in paradise.

-Woman, behold your son. Behold, your mother.

-Eli, Eli lama sabachthani.

-I thirst.

-Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.

-It is finished!

Hebrews 12:1-3
And now we call it GOOD Friday!

I will preach this message in a place where there has been much blood, sweat and tears shed for the cause of Christ. Now it’s time for the good things to come! Amen!

I believe this message will be powerful and prophetic. Pray that God will use it.

I need to get to the airport.