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Jun 24

Bishop Coulter: Are we on the offense or defense? … Just a Thought

Dear TMCI Family,

At the sendoff meeting for Bishop Pele’s Samoa medical team (they leave for Samoa on Friday, June 26), TMCI prophet Hayst Harrold preached a great and timely message. He said, “Too often we listen to the Devil and go to God and tell God what the Devil said.” His point is that we’ve got it backwards. We should go to God, listen to Him, and then tell the Devil what God said.

Mark 11:22-24 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

God has given us two great offensive tools: His Word and prayer. When circumstances come against us, do we rehearse the problem to God or do we speak forth the word of God to the circumstances?

The situation in this nation will not change unless God’s people, you and I, start boldly speaking the word of God to the situations in our communities, cities, state and country. Too often we, as the church, have sat idly by wringing our hands and wishing that things would change. But the reality is, nothing will change until the church wakes up and take its rightful position in the country.

We need to boldly speak God’s Word against the evil we see around us. We need to boldly share the good news of Jesus not only by our words but, more importantly, by our actions.

The families of the nine people slain in Charleston, South Carolina have given us an example of how a Christian acts in a crisis. They prayed for God’s grace, extended that grace to the murderer and out of love called for change in the nation.

We, too, must have the courage to speak out boldly to our sphere of influence. This nation has been sliding into immorality for many years, but recently the immorality has increased rapidly. It is time for us to exercise the tools that God has given us (His Word and prayer) to change this nation.

I am reminded of TMCI’s Scripture for this year: Isa 60:1-3 Arise, my people! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of the Lord is streaming from you. 2 Darkness as black as night shall cover all the peoples of the earth, but the glory of the Lord will shine from you. 3 All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see the glory of the Lord upon you. (TLB)

There is a great darkness over our nation. It is time for the church to arise and let the light of Jesus shine through us. People are looking for the light of truth which only the church has. Let us go boldly forth and speak boldly to the evil in our nation and bring new life back to our beloved country.

Now is the time for all believers to go and speak what God is saying to the mountain of immorality in the United States, believe and see God’s salvation for this nation.

Speaking what God says,

Bishop Bob Coulter

P.S. It is the summer months and the finances are low at TMCI because of the investments we have made into the Kingdom in Africa and Mexico. If the Lord lays on your heart to give an extra offering this summer it would be greatly appreciated.

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