We want to thank the many co-laborers who have been praying for GRM outreaches in the month of December.
We could fill a few pages sharing the various outreaches during the Christmas season.
But one exceeds the others, namely SETTING CAPTIVES FREE FROM THE BONDAGE OF BRICKMAKER PRISONS and visiting Jesus in prison!
It is an intense labor of love!
Ancient Israel, once slaves in EGYPT, were ALL freed in one day! God’s plea to His ancient people through Isaiah the prophet in Isaiah 58:6-8 was that God wanted His people to break every yoke in setting captives (house slaves) FREE!
In Jesus’ hometown, the sermon He read in the synagogue from Isaiah 61 was that He was sent and anointed to set captives free from eternal death to abundant life in Him!
Christmas time is a reminder to His people why Jesus came to redeem sinners from the slave market of sin.
His cradle was made of wood, 33 years later He was nailed upon a rough-cut tree, a rugged cross, but rose again. He died for the oppressed and afflicted. He was born to set us FREE! The liberated ones, You and I, become a BLESSING to the oppressed and afflicted. One day we will be recognized and rewarded for our love.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”
DURING the first week of December half OF OUR God-given goal has been met!
At certain times of the year, large deliverances are easier than others. Even though every delivery demands prayer and wisdom, winter times are when brickmakers have changes and financial shortages. We take advantage of this. It’s amazing to me that this occurs during the Christmas and New Year seasons with exceptions during the hottest part of the summer and prolonged rainy seasons. When things slow down, we must MOVE fast!
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE TEN CHRISTMAS FAMILIES ON THE LORD’S DAY, DECEMBER 4TH!
It took four teams one ENTIRE day to go to various prisons IN ORDER TO redeem and collect all the families. Teresa and I were amazed as it was hard to get a picture of all of them all once. 61 people in all!