During revival for Bro. Metzger and the Sun Valley Church in early November, we were blessed to witness a wonderful site. Early in revival a man knelt at the altar, confessed his sins, ask the Lord to save his soul and gave his heart to the Lord. Thankfully that is not a site that is terribly uncommon to us but it is an absolute joy to behold each and every time!
I hear of people saying they have never seen a miracle. I suppose what they mean to say is they have never seen a broken bone instantly healed or swelling instantly go down, a cancer to fall off, a tumor vanish or a man or woman raised from the dead. But the greatest miracle possible is for a person that is corrupted by sin, surrender his heart to God and become a brand new man!
II Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
That is a miracle my friend of the highest order! When a man is drawn to Christ and He surrenders to the Love of God and lays himself and sin on the altar, God performs a miracle in that life. He is a brand new man. The old man and his filthy sins is gone. Behold, He is new!
That is exactly what we witnessed early in November in Florence, Montana. Hallelujah!
We have been rejoicing with every update that Bro. Metzger sends me of Kevin's progress in his walk with Christ. Imagine my joy when Bro. Metzger told me he was going to baptize Keven in water last Sunday. When the pictures came through as I was walking into church Sunday evening, I was overjoyed!
In obedience to Christ's command, Kevin demonstrates that he is dead to his old sins, his old life, his old man and he is raised up in new life to live through Christ, in Christ and for Christ, in the name of the Father and of Jesus His Son and the Holy Ghost!
Bro. Metzger also baptized his own youngest daughter, Jessie on Sunday. She is a sweet, Godly young lady and my heart was thrilled with this news as well!
If it looks a little cold in these pictures, it is because it is a little cold in these pictures. Bro. Metzger said it was 34 degrees!
Bro. Kevin came to church because his friends had invited him. A friend of several years had been saved in the last year or so. He came a couple of nights, sat next to his friend and when the Lord beckoned him, Kevin came to Him!
It was a glorious night that I hope I never forget as long as I live. We witnessed a miracle right before our eyes.
That never gets old, friends! That is the whole reason we do what we are doing. That is the reason good churches are open. That is the reason passionate missionaries are still going. That is the reason we climb in the motorhome and hit the road. Kevin is worth it, well worth it!
It is time for me to close this blog and prepare to encounter another man and another woman that needs Christ in their lives. Wow! What an amazing purpose for living!
Thank you for reading today.