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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 01:55:43 -:
HELLO FROM THE CHAMBERLINS GLORY TO GOD, WHO WAS AND IS AND IS TO COME......
KADOSH, KADOSH, KADOSH----ADONAI, ELOHIM, TZVAOT-ASHER HAYAH V'HOVEH V'YAVO!
HE IS HOLY, HOLY, HOLY AMEN!!
TODAY WAS A WONDERFUL DAY IN THE LORD. WE SAW A BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY OF HOLINESS IN THE PASTOR OF ONE OF THE CHURCHES THAT WE'VE BEEN VISITING WHILE IN FLORIDA.
THE SERVICE WAS ORDAINED BY GOD AND MOVED AS THE HOLY SPIRIT MOVED. I, MARY, AM DEEPLY CHANGED. WE PRAY THAT YOU ARE WHERE YOU ARE BEING CHALLENGED SPIRITUALLY TO BECOME ALL THE LORD WANTS OF YOU. AND BECOMING ALL HE NEEDS YOU TO BE. AND ALLOWING HIM TO MOLD YOU. THEN GO OUT AND USE WHAT HE'S TAUGHT YOU TO MINISTER OTHERS!!
WE DO REQUIRE SO MUCH TEDIOUS TRIMMING AWAY OF THE FAT, EH? (SPEAKING OF MYSELF) BUT LORD HELP US TO NEVER GET INTO A RUT.....BUT SHOULD WE FALL INTO A RUT, TO LOOK UP TO THE ONE WHO MADE THE HILLS, FROM WHERE OUR HELP COMES.
PSALMS 121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
IT HAS BEEN A TIME OF REFRESHING HERE....WE FEEL SOME BIG THING COMING SPIRITUALLY>>>>>>WE'RE GEARING UP FOR MARDI GRAS AND WHATEVER THE LORD HAS FOR US BEFORE AND AFTER.
Well, we have had our eyes up constantly for some time. once we arrived here in Florida, "things" were ok. We thought we would take some time of intense study to prepare for whatever might lie ahead.
Well, right after we arrived, Brian starting itching.....all the time, all over, but no visible sign as to why???? we tried hydrocortisone, anointing with oil and alot of prayer. Finally it subsided after three weeks!!!!!! Since we were also giving the girls a break from home schooling for the holidays, I offered to run my mom's business while my parents went to visit my sister in St. Louis. That went well.
The Lord gave me so many opportunities and favor with my mom's employees. All women, with many needs, and many things that the Lord had already brought us through.....so, our testimony was answer to others questions.
Anyway, we began attending different churches as we do anytime we are not parked behind a particular church......we were able to help mom, once they got back from their trip, to get into a church and start being fed. my step dad came two times also.....two of mom's employees are also coming. we got to see one of them come to Jesus last wed. and her mother-in-law also.
PRAISE THE LORD, I FEEL LIKE DANCING RIGHT NOW!
Anyway, the week before last Brian took our van that we use to tow the utility trailer and went to the Dr. the itching had begun again. he started feeling like JOB!!!
The Dr. charged him way too much money and gave him 3 prescriptions for way too much, and told him he didn't have a clue. well, the Lord knows. So, on the way home, the van bottomed out. it was the transmission. It just went "KERPLUNK!!! Just like that. No warning, nothing. he coasted home in low gear and parked it. We got on the phone and checked around fro a trans. Odd thing is, my sister in St. Louis had to have her trans. rebuilt this same week?????
So, we found someone who seemed so straight with us on the phone. He offered info that made us believe his was the company we would go with. Then we began to pray that the problem wasn't too bad.
They said they would only repair the thing that needed fixing and nothing else. Well, after 2 days they called us back, and gave an estimate of 1900+ tax......oh, my. We didn't expect that at all. It took us off guard, and the Lord had to help us through it.
Well, we went down to the shop and asked them to put all our parts in a box and we would pay whatever time they spent taking it apart, and we would have it done somewhere else or do it our self. My heart was crying as we talked with the man. they were nice but, they would not put the parts into a box. They insisted on putting the trans. back together and installing it back in the van.
Well, it didn't set well, but we went outside and prayed, and for peace sake, agreed to it. the shop charged us 268 to do that. but the only alternative was to cause a commotion and that's not the kind of commotion we want. So, we towed the van home two days later, and Brian checked around and found a fairly new trans. and someone to put it on and change what needed to be changed for half the price.
HALLELUJAH, SWEET IS OUR SAVIOUR.....HE SAVED US FROM THE WILES OF THE ENEMY AND HE GOT THE GLORY!!! The Lord worked it all out. We should be able to get it back tomorrow afternoon.
Our plan (ha, ha, ha) is to drive it around for a couple of days then head toward Ocala, Fl. We have met a pastor and his wife who live there who have like minds for the mission filed of the US.
The lady is my cousin whom I haven't seen in 25 years!!
We also would like to stop off at the fella's house (Maurice) who helped us when we first hit the Florida line, with the truck starter. We would like to see what the Lord may have in mind while we are there.
Anyway, Brian has carried his cross here, and has gotten all kinds of reactions. Everyone is saved here!!!! That's what they all say, so he will just continue to hit the streets. he's spent alot of time ministering in other ways, too.
Two sets of two young men came by the house this week. One set were unbelievers, whom the Lord allowed Brian to speak into their lives, and the second set knew the Lord, and just came by for some encouragement in their witnessing, and bible study right in the front yard. Seems the Lord is using him in ways that we never imagined. HALLELUJAH!!!
He said this ministry was going to change within 3 years, and it really has just in the first year and a half. So, we accept that prophecy and will strap that sword by our sides and take steps however He leads!! Anyway, we will be making our way toward new orleans for mardi gras for the end of feb. It ends 3/7.
ANYONE WANT TO JOIN IN THE ADVENTURE???? THAT'S A SLIGHT WAY TO DESCRIBE WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS AT MARDI GRAS. IT'S A DRUNKEN PARTY OF NUDITY AND CONSTANT SIN FOR THE WORLD, A SLAP IN THE FACE OF OUR LORD.
but for those who go to preach the WORD in TRUTH and LOVE, and see people turn from the one direction and go the other (that of the LORD) even in the midst of such a party, we will never be the same.
UPDATE: MONDAY AT 11:00AM, THE SHOP CALLED THAT WORKED ON OUR VAN CALLED. IT'S DONE BEFORE THEY PROMISED, GLORY TO GOD, AND IT COSTS WHAT THEY SAID, AND IT'S RUNNING GREAT.
Alot has happened while we've been here. We've seen our parents in church and at least mom serving God with all her heart. Please pray for my step-dad (Bo).
He says he believes, he just doesn't accept it all. this is the one who confessed Jesus as his Lord in July last year. he has been to church with mom 3 times, though, and will continue to come at least on wed. for the bible study.
we pray that the Lord will touch his spiritual heart in a mighty way through these studies. we are preparing to leave here. thought we were gonna leave wed. but brian has felt pressed to stay and pray over this house with mom.
well, my step-dad left early and we will spend tomorrow anointing the house with oil and praying over it. there has been so much sickness here, and the Lord has shown us many things that need to go.
But He must show mom and she is receptive. so now we wait and see. we ready to leave now.....well, the camper is ready, and Brian has fixed the seats in the van. both were broken down and leaning to the side. also the van door was "grabbed by the wind" in ft worth on the side of the interstate, and broke the hinge off, so he's fixed that, too. it actually bent the door. but, it could have been alot worse.
IT COULD ALWAYS BE ALOT WORSE!!! THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR..
this is a passage that we've found to be true all over the country. people are tired and relying on what they did way back then, and have grown cold.
LORD HELP US, LORD FORGIVE US FOR GROWING COLD, FOR ALLOWING THE FLAME OF YOUR LOVE AND SALVATION AND FORGIVENESS TO DIM IN THY SIGHT. LORD TAKE THE COLA AND CLEANSE OUR LIPS THAT WE WOULD SING A NEW SONG, THAT WE WOULD NO LONGER KEEP WHAT GREAT THINGS THAT YOU HAVE DONE TO OURSELVES, BUT TO HELP THOSE WHO NEED THE ENCOURAGEMENT. HELP US TO WALK UPRIGHTLY BEFORE YOU IN EVERY AREA. PRICK OUR HEARTS, FATHER, THAT WE WOULD NOT PASS UP A STRANGER WITHOUT GIVING HIM OR HER A WORD OF HOPE, OF CARING......
THANK YOU DEAR JESUS, FOR THE LENGTHS THAT YOU WENT TO FOR US, A WRETCHED PEOPLE. LIGHT OUR FIRES AGAIN. RENEW, RESTORE, RECAPTURE OUR HEARTS!!! IN THE NAME OF JESUS.......
Rev 2:2-7 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. (KJV)
LET US NEVER BE IGNORANT OF SATAN'S DEVICES OF APATHY, GREED, SUBTLE SELFISHNESS, AND ALL THE OTHERS. FOR WE ARE TO KNOW THE VOICE OF OUR FATHER, AND TO FOLLOW HARD AFTER HIM. EVEN SO, DO IT IN US LORD. IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!
So, as we wait to head out, we will pray for you and ask that you continue to pray for us. we love you so much, and thank you for allowing us to be in your lives.
Love in the Name of Jesus the Christ,
Brian, Mary, Lora, Hannah & Cala Chamberlin