Christi and I are very thankful to have ministry gifts in our life and to be called by Jesus to follow Him in being “fishers of men.” Although the responsibilities of answering the call of God are extremely humbling and challenging at times, we count it a tremendous HONOR from the Lord to be anointed to “GO into all the world and teach and preach and make disciples.” Ephesians 4:12-13 explains God’s PURPOSE for HIS ministry gifts: “For the equipping of the saints for the WORK of MINISTRY, For the EDIFYING of the body of Christ, till we ALL cometo the UNITY of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, To a PERFECT (mature) man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children… but speaking theTRUTH in LOVE, may GROW UP in ALL things into Him who is the head—Christ—”
One part of our job as ministers is to give people the tools they need from God’s Word to “be a blessing” and encourage them to fulfill their destiny. According to the passage above, the ONLY way each of us GROW UP is to consistently receive The Word from a ministry gift. It doesn’t matter if we think our pastor is as smart as we are. They are ANOINTED. Because of the anointing for that gift, they will receive discernment and clarity on issues we are dealing with.
Second Timothy 4:1-2 explains what the ministry gifts role in our lives should be: “Preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency…[you aspreacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are WRONG.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being inexhaustible in patience and TEACHING.” Did you notice only ONE part of those instructions was encouragement? The rest of what the ministry gifts are anointed by God to do is what none of us really enjoy: CORRECTION! We need to honestly ask ourselves, “Who in the five fold ministry, those in spiritual authority, can tell us NO? Who in our life has what I call the ‘No Vote?’”
In order for the ministry gifts to help us, we must ALLOW THEM to speak into our lives. I cannot overemphasize this: The measure ofPLACE (spiritual authority) we give them, determines how much we grow! And how much we grow determines how much God can trust us! Twenty-four years ago, I left everything in Georgia and moved to Texas to learn how to LIVE by faith and receive the Word from Kenneth Copeland who is a prophet/teacher and our pastors, George and Terri Pearsons. Christi and I did not marry until we met with those who have spiritual authority in our lives and asked for and SUBMITTED to their wise counsel. In every major decision, we have asked for & submitted to the counsel of those God has placed in our lives as spiritual authority.
It is vitally important to find our God ordained place in the kingdom- The RIGHT church, the RIGHT pastor, etc. We don’t attend a church because our job brought us there or because our kids like the youth group. We ask the Lord where HE wants us planted? Because we won’t submit if we have any doubt that God chose them for us. But when we CHOOSE to HONOR the gifts that God places in our lives then we are HONORING GOD. For He is the ONE who commanded us in First Timothy 5:17: “The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.” And when we honor God, He said “I will honor you.”
Another way we honor God is through our giving. (Prov. 3:9) Your giving is making a difference for JESUS! We are so very grateful to report to you that we are DAILY receiving reports of lives being saved, transformed and delivered through our worldwide TV ministry “On the Road to Freedom.” Thank you for your precious seed sown to advance the kingdom of God in the earth! We are praying over your seed that you are always in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT TIME – at the right church – with the right pastor receiving the “right word at the right moment! How GOOD it is!” (Prov. 15:23)
We Love You,
P.S. We praise God for your partnership in advancing the good news of the Gospel! Catch up on any missed episodes of “On the Road to Freedom”, enjoy FREE resources and check when we are going to be in your area. It’s all available at www.mylon.org.
IT’S HARVEST TIME!
The Word of the Lord came through our spiritual father Kenneth Copeland for 2019- The Year of Abundant Harvest. WooHoo! Christi and I laid hold of that and began declaring every day that abundant harvest was headed our way. Genesis 8:22 explains, “As long as the earth remains, there will be SEED…TIME and HARVEST.” Then, in a time of prayer for the upcoming year, we heard the Lord clearly confirm in our hearts, “It’s Harvest Time!” He continued, “You’ve entered a NEW SEASON. For many years you were in a season of sowing. For many more years, you have been in a season of waiting and watering your seed with praise and My Word. But NOW…you’ve entered a new season and…it’s HARVEST TIME!” We have been asking Him for the NATIONS so this also includes an abundant HARVEST of SOULS! Praise God, because you are partners with us, this word is FOR YOU too when you receive it by faith.
In Mark 4:26-29, Jesus explained seedtime and harvest: “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens. And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.” (NLT) This explains that there is a spiritual process and TIME required for reaping a harvest.
Usually this waiting season is the most challenging. Over the years, Christi and I have observed that it is in this time that so many are tempted and CHOOSE to quit, give up and walk away before they receive their harvest. But when we REFUSE to back off of our faith and STAY COMMITTED to The Word, our word and divine relationships, this is what the Word defines as FAITHFUL. Proverbs 28:20 says that “A faithful man shall ABOUND with blessings…” (AMPC) The REWARD of the FAITHFUL is ABUNDANCE! If we are not experiencing abundance, we need to ask the Lord if there is any area that we have been unfaithful- In tithes/offerings, in keeping our word or staying committed to relationships. When we are quick to repent, it puts us right back into a position of receiving the abundant harvest He wants to bless us with.
One distinguishing attribute of faithfulness is our consistent giving/sowing. We choose to live by faith and give whether the natural conditions seem favorable or not (Ecc. 11:4). The Lord has asked of Christi and me many times over the years, to give sacrificially. Sometimes, there are tears when we choose to obey God rather than spend our seed on what we need or want. But the powerful promise of God in Psalms 126:5-6 says, “They may weep as they go out carrying their seed to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing!” (TPT) Glory to God, we declare that in 2019 we experience an overflow of blessing and harvest so great, we can’t carry it all! It’s too much!
Psalms 65:11 confirms these promises of abundance, “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” (NLT) The definition of the word crown is: “The triumphant culmination of (an effort or endeavor, especially a prolonged one).” We may have had prolonged years of waiting but the Lord will complete this year with the VICTORY of a too much harvest! This scripture goes further and promises that The Lord will make even those areas of our life that have been hard/challenging (a job, relationship with a spouse, family member, employer, our health, etc.) will now OVERFLOW with an abundance of whatever we need: favor, promotion, restoration, health, joy and peace!
As you sow your seed this month, The Lord may be asking you to give sacrificially, and trust that He will bring you an overflowing harvest. We encourage you to CHOOSE to trust God. Declare this with us over your seed: “I choose to trust God and faithfully sow my seed into the Kingdom of God. As I wait upon The Lord, I believe that He is bringing a bountiful harvest of souls and everything I need to do His will in the earth and ENJOY it! What was hard before now overflows with abundance!”
We Love You,
P.S. We are so grateful for the gift of your love and partnership in the Gospel. Because you choose to GIVE and PRAY, we are reaching the world for JESUS through “On the Road to Freedom” TV. We’d love the opportunity to thank you in person. Check out our 2019 itinerary at www.mylon.org!
THE SABBATH REST
“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work…Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work.” Genesis 2:2-3
Happy New Year! This is absolutely one of our favorite times of the year because it represents a NEW SEASON. As Christi and I were praying for you, we were led to encourage you that right now, at the FIRST of this year, it is vital that you take time to enter HIS REST. In order to receive the direction of The Lord for 2019, we won’t be able to hear His “still, small voice” (I Kings 19:12) clearly if we are consumed with chaos. It is only in a position of rest that we HEAR GOD. Christi and I have to CHOOSE to stop the chaos and intentionally INVEST IN REST. But here’s the amazing REWARD: I’ve never had to change a decision I made, when I made it at rest. Because that’s when we hear God best!
A few years ago, we had the awesome privilege of ministering at King of Kings in Jerusalem with Pastors Wayne and Ann Hilsden. We observed the Shabbat (Sabbath day) and it was life changing for us! The whole city shuts down: every business, even TV. The entire 24 hours is consecrated to HONORING The Lord through rest, worship and family time. They strictly obey God’s command in Leviticus 19:3 to “…keep My Sabbaths holy. I the Lord am your God.” We were so blessed by their dedication, we both repented for not being more observant to keep the Sabbath holy. We committed that day to fiercely protect the Sabbath and invest one day each week to allow the Lord to restore our souls. We continue to be amazed at how blessed the rest of the week is when we sow that one day to Him.
Now I understand that we are no longer under the law but under GRACE. But entering His rest is also discussed in the New Covenant. Hebrews 3:19 says, “So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” Hebrews 4:3 says, “For we who have believed do enter that rest..” Hebrews 4:9-11 continues, “There remains therefore a REST for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has CEASED from his WORKS as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest.” Wow! Do you see it? The real reason for choosing not to rest is unbelief. This means we don’t trust that if we take times of rest, God will handle it. We have chosen instead to rely on our natural efforts to meet our needs.
If you’ve been a workaholic like me and Christi, it takes more faith to do nothing than to try to complete your list of things “TO DO.” In Jesus time, they had the same issue. They came to Him in John 6:28-29 and asked, “What shall we do, that we may WORK the works of God?” Jesus answered, “This is the work of God, that you BELIEVE in Him whom He sent.” Anytime we depend on our natural efforts to get our breakthrough, it is works. For example, thinking that if we fast and pray more or attend more church services, THEN God will do what we want. But Jesus clarifies that our only work is to believe. We trust God that He is doing the work! I remember when the Lord spoke to me about only going where He sends me and giving my body more time to rest at home between travels. By the Holy Spirit’s direction, we reduced our meetings by half and that year our income doubled! Obedience is better than sacrifice!
Please let me clarify that I am NOT encouraging laziness! The Word of God is full of warnings to those who live passive, lazy lives not fulfilling His will. But what Christi and I have learned to do is this: When it’s time to go back to work, then we work from a position of REST. As we work, we trust that He is anointing our efforts, leading us by His Spirit and making a way for His perfect plan to be accomplished. We rest knowing that as we decree His Word each day over our lives, His POWER backs His Word! That’s rest. That’s faith. For more faith filled FREE teaching on the Sabbath rest go to www.mylon.org and connect to “On the Road to Freedom.”
Be encouraged that when you give at the FIRST of this year to help us reach the nations, you are starting the year off right! Your obedience is producing abundance for you. As you rest in God’s promises of increase, your seed is working!!
Resting in The Lord.
We Love You,
Mylon & Christi
P.S. We would love to meet you in person! Please check out our itinerary on our site to see when we are coming to your area. When you attend, don’t forget to let us know that you are a Team Mylon member. We want to hug your neck J Thank you again for all you give to help us share the Love of God around the world!
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ANSWER THE CALL
“Jesus spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. GO therefore and make disciples of ALL the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...” Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV
This command from our Lord and Master is the reason WHY Christi and I get up every day! It is why we have traveled millions of miles, and spent thousands of nights away from the comfort of home; to answer the call and tell the nations how much God loves them. This Great Commission is to ALL of us who call ourselves disciples of Jesus Christ. The TRUTH is everyone is called. But it is our choice to ANSWER THE CALL.
Of course, we are not all called to minister in the five fold capacity: apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers and preachers. But the call to be a bold witness for Jesus is NOT just for those you see on the platform at church or for those who minister on TV. Romans 1:16 teaches us, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the POWER of God to salvation for everyone who believes...” We don’t need to be famous or have thousands of followers on social media for Him to use us! Our call is to BE BOLD in sharing the Good News. Just before He returns, the last great revival will NOT be known by the names of men. It will be known only by His name, KING JESUS. He is teaching and preparing us right now for OUR PART in that revival.
First, we are all called to financially give to support the Gospel. Thank you TEAM MYLON for answering the call! Christi and I tithe and give offerings personally and at least 10% of all ministry income is given to support other ministries. Another way to answer the call is by serving and volunteering at church. Please understand that ministry means service. We simply need to find our place of service! For example, when Christi and I are going about our daily routines, the Holy Spirit instructs us so clearly where to go and who to share His Love with in everyday places; the grocery store, restaurants, the mall, airport, etc. One man followed us off a plane one time and asked, “Who are you two? I’ve been watching you. You are different!” Another time a painter came to do some work on our home. After being prompted to share my testimony with him, I prayed with him to receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Hallelujah!
In Mark 8:34 Jesus explains, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up His cross, and follow Me.” To do the will of God we must lay aside selfish ambition. We were purchased with the precious blood of Christ and our life is not our own. (I Peter 1:19) I Corinthians 6:19-20 also confirms, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you…and you are not your own? For you were bought with a price…” Our part is to simply be ready at all times to share the goodness of God. He could prompt us during our lunch break to encourage a fellow coworker, to be kind to the sales clerk who seems to be having a bad day or pay for a meal for a police officer or a soldier. It’s time to GO ALL IN because Jesus is coming soon!
Isaiah 6:8 says, “I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will GO for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” We pray that you take a moment to ask yourself, WILL YOU answer the call? This month as we celebrate Thanksgiving, we are reminded to BE THANKFUL for all that God has done for us. What better time to make a fresh commitment to GIVE OUR LIFE as a service to Him and His people? If you have made the decision to deny yourself and take up your cross, please pray this with me,
“Father, I choose to answer the call and surrender my life to your plan. I understand that I was bought with the precious price of Jesus’ blood and my life is not my own. Please reveal to me my place of ministry. Here am I! Send me!”
As you answer the call by sowing your financial seed this month, be thankful for every opportunity to send forth the Gospel. When you do those things that honor God, He will honor you! We HONOR you as men and women of integrity. Please check our itinerary at www.mylon.org we’d love to thank you in person!
We are SO thankful for you!!
Mylon & Christi
P.S. Please be encouraged that your giving continues to help us purchase TV equipment, edit shows and filming expenses for “On the Road to Freedom.” TOGETHER, we are reaching the nations with the GOOD NEWS of the GOSPEL!
Nov 3rd – 4th Freedom Word Church – Spout Spring, VA
Nov 11th Abundant Life Church – Florence, SC
Nov 18th Experience Life – Carrollton, TX
For meeting details & our extended itinerary please refer to our website at www.mylon.org.
GO INTO ALL THE WORLD
“And He said to them, GO into ALL the world and preach and publish OPENLY the good news (the Gospel) to EVERY creature [of the WHOLE human race].” Mark 16:15 AMPC
Everyone needs to hear about Jesus. That’s the purpose for our new TV ministry, “On the Road to Freedom.” Joel 3:14 says that there a great number of people making decisions right now about Jesus: “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near...” We live in a day and age where there is immense pressure to be “politically correct.” But Proverbs 28:1 teaches us, “The righteous are bold as a lion.” We can never draw back! NOW is the time to BE BOLD and take ground for the kingdom of God. Jesus is coming soon and the Lord has given us a unique window of opportunity. Every time God gives us an opportunity, a promotion or an open door, the purpose is to boldly share the good news of the Gospel.
That is why Christi and I want to THANK YOU for boldly backing us in prayer, giving and spreading the Word. Here is one report from a viewer that shows how your agreement is making a difference: “I’m so blessed to have found your ministry- because of the way in which your teachings are structured! I’ve never heard anyone preach scripture the way ya’ll do. To show the viewer HOW TO reject what the enemy is always throwing at us. Ya’ll give verse after verse…All of these scriptures I knew but never had someone teach me HOW TO apply that word in my life so that I am not on the roller coaster the enemy tries to keep us on…” Praise God! We are extremely grateful for your help in reaching the multitudes for Jesus.
In Matthew 9:37-38 Jesus said, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Who are the laborers? Jesus answers that question in Matthew 28:18-20 saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. GO therefore and make disciples of ALL the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you...” This verse is commonly referred to as The Great Commission. It is clear that EVERYONE IS CALLED to share the message of Jesus!
We are ALL called to help spread the Gospel through prayer and financial giving, and some of us are called to physically go into all the world. Both are vital parts in the ministry of Jesus. Christi and I are called to physically GO and teach others about Jesus. That is why we have traveled over 2 million miles on one airline in 20 years, driven thousands of miles in rental cars and stayed hundreds of nights in hotel rooms away from home. We have simply answered THE CALL.
When God called me to teach His Word, I was in full time ministry in a successful Christian band. When God called Christi, she was a successful interior designer in Dallas. This isn’t surprising because when Jesus called the disciples, they were right in the middle of successful careers as fishermen, tax collectors, doctors, too! Matthew 4:18-20 says, “And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets (and the boat their family owned for generations) and followed Him.” That is exactly what we did, Hallelujah! And it has been an amazing faith adventure!!
Jesus. Is. Coming. Soon. We are in the LAST…of the last days. A little sliver of time right before Jesus returns for His bride. The harvest is indeed plentiful but the laborers are few. Please spend some time in prayer about answering THE CALL of God for your life. Isaiah 6:8 explains, “I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will GO for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” If you are willing to pray that same prayer, please say with me, “Lord, Here am I! Send me! I choose to surrender my life to Your plan and purpose. I believe the Holy Spirit will reveal to me my part in the kingdom.”
When you give this month be excited knowing that you are answering THE Call! You are doing your part in helping us purchase TV gear, filming and editing costs. Through TV ministry we are GOING INTO ALL THE WORLD to teach and preach and make disciples. Be encouraged that we can not out give God or He wouldn’t be God! We are praying Luke 6:38 NLT over your seed: “Give, and you will receive. Your gift WILL return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, RUNNING OVER, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” WooHoo!! Such GOOD NEWS. We are doing the Happy dance now!!
We Love and cherish your friendship,
TAKE HOLD OF ETERNITY
What an exciting time to be alive! Signs of the times are all around us. Romans 8:19-22 discusses that “all of creation is groaning as in labor pains…for the revealing of the sons of God.” Every day we see reports of the earth breaking down under the weight of the sin of each generation. It’s obvious that JESUS IS COMING SOON! But until we get to heaven, because the enemy knows his time is short, he is attacking on every front: family, marriage, the next generation, our nation, the economy, etc. We should not think it strange when we encounter various trials. Always remember, this is a FIGHT OF FAITH.
In First John 5:4, we learn that our faith is THE key to living a victorious life on this planet: “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And THIS is the victory that has overcome the world—our FAITH.” So we are instructed in I Timothy 6:12 to “FIGHT the good fight of faith. We are also told to TAKE HOLD of the ETERNAL LIFE to which you were called.” To fight the good fight of faith we must refuse to quit when it gets hard. This means we understand that we are fighting for an ETERNAL REWARD!
In Philippians 3:14 Paul said, “I PRESS on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] PRIZE of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Please understand that everyone does NOT receive the same reward when they get to heaven. Jesus made it clear in the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30 that we would be rewarded for ALL ETERNITY according to our obedience here in the earth to HIS CALL. No matter what challenge you maybe facing today, ”…Do not become discouraged...For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an ETERNAL WEIGHT OF GLORY beyond all measure!” (II COR 4:16-17) WooHoo!! I can’t help but shout here!! We are investing every day for an ETERNAL reward that will be beyond anything we have ever known!
Jesus clarifies again in Matthew 7:21-23 the importance of OBEDIENCE to His Word and how it will affect our future: “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but HE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER Who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? And then I will say to them openly, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].”
This is one of the scariest passages in the Bible to me! Jesus told those who were prophesying and doing mighty works in His name to depart from Him. These are people who went to church a lot! But they were focused on building their own kingdom. They did not take the time to seek Him FIRST in order to KNOW HIM, trust Him and obey Him! Christi and I have made it our determined purpose to KNOW Him BETTER! (Phil. 3:10) We should never place our plan before His purpose!!
It’s TIME TO CHOOSE! As you sow your precious seed this month, be encouraged that you are choosing to obey His will in giving financially to bless His kingdom. As you give, I encourage you to say this with me, “Lord please show me, What’s important? What’s not important? I want every day to count. I don’t want to waste any time here in the earth. I choose to fight the good fight of faith knowing that I am laying hold of eternity! As I give, I know there is eternal reward in store for me!” We truly value and appreciate your partnership in the Gospel.
Laying Hold of Eternity with you,
P.S. Please take advantage of all the FREE resources we have available at www.mylon.org. We’d love to see you in person at one of our ministry events. Please check our itinerary on our site to see when we will be in your area! Thank you for helping us reach the nations with the Love of God through TV ministry. You WILL receive ETERNAL REWARD for every life that is changed!
JESUS IS COMING SOON! If you are watching the news and reading The Word, you know that now more than ever, we need to look UP “for our redemption draws near!” (Luke 21:28) As I was thinking about Christ’s return for us, His bride, I was reminded that it is vital to stay focused on the things that are important to the Lord. It is so easy for us to be completely consumed with the affairs of this life. But with an eternal perspective in mind, Christi and I have been asking the Lord to show us, “What’s important? What’s not important?” Our goal is to live every day in light of eternity.
In Genesis 1:26 God said, “Let US make man in OUR image…” God is a 3 part being: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Trinity. I Thessalonians 5:23 confirms that we are a 3 part being also: We are a spirit. We live in a body. We have a soul (mind, will and emotions). Although our bodies will die, our spirit lives forever. But our eternal address is up to us! THERE IS A HEAVEN. THERE IS A HELL. Genesis 1:2 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Because God IS LOVE, Heaven is wonderful because it’s filled with all the things that Love creates. Ignoring Jesus sends you to a place where there is no love and there is nothing but hate. Hell was not created for us. It was created for Satan when he rebelled against God and a third of the angels with him.
It is so important for us to understand that Heaven or Hell is our CHOICE, not God’s! Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” But God demonstrated His Love for us “in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). The Father did this because He “so LOVED the world that He GAVE His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). So we simply need to CHOOSE to believe in JESUS!
There is coming a moment in time when The Lord will rescue the church from the severe tribulation on the earth. I Corinthians 15:51-57 explains what you may have heard referred to as the rapture: “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed...Death is swallowed up in victory…thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Praise God when we choose Jesus, we receive TOTAL VICTORY, even over death!
We have the victory because King Jesus conquered death, hell and the grave. IN HIM we have AUTHORITY OVER THE ENEMY! This means we don’t have to take any stuff off the devil! In Luke 10:17-20 Jesus explained, “Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” Please notice that after Jesus said we have total authority over the devil, He explained what was of true value was that our names are written in the Book of Life! Once again, He reminded us of the importance of ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE!
If you haven’t already chosen Jesus, you can do so now! Say this, “Father, I repent and ask you to forgive me for all my sins. I believe that you raised Jesus from the dead. I choose Jesus as my LORD and Savior. Thank you for saving me! I know now that for all eternity, I will live with you in heaven.” Praise God! If you have never prayed that prayer before, the angels are rejoicing right now in heaven! They’re having a party for you! We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at email@example.com. Don’t forget to check out all the FREE resources available at www.mylon.org.
Be encouraged that your giving this month is supporting us taking this Good News of the Gospel to the nations of the world through our new TV ministry, “On the Road to Freedom.” We agree with you over your precious seed sown, “that you and ALL your household WILL be saved!” Let’s make the choice every day to live in light of eternity. Jesus is coming soon!
We Love and appreciate you,
P.S. We wish you could read all the praise reports we are receiving from the new TV ministry. Your support is truly making a difference all around the world! The kingdom of God is expanding in the earth. Rejoice knowing that “30, 60 and 100 fold” harvest is coming! Don’t stop believing!
LIFT JESUS HIGHER
“Lift Jesus higher, lift Jesus higher. Lift Him up for the world to see. He said, ‘If I be lifted UP, I will draw all men unto Me,”
In a time of prayer recently, I found myself happily singing this song that I enjoyed in church as a child. Mylon’s memories of church are much different than mine, because he experienced religion (rules/regulations) not knowing he could have a fun relationship with Jesus. It was a time in the church where “hellfire and brimstone” preaching was prevalent. He only heard about what NOT to do, instead of how GOOD our God is and how much He loves us. On the other hand, my experience in church during the Jesus Movement and Charismatic Movement of the 1970’s made me want know Him more and serve Him with all my heart. Children know the difference between what is real and what is just religious. So as I sang this song, sweet memories started flooding my mind. It was a precious reminder that no matter what we may be facing, The NAME of JESUS is HIGHER:
“And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross! Therefore God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is ABOVE EVERY name, That in the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phil. 2:8-11 (emphasis added)
We need to consistently apply the powerful NAME of Jesus to our situation. We should never take lightly our declarations of God’s Word…IN the mighty NAME OF JESUS. Use it against the enemy!! He has NO defense. And if discouragement has caused us to hang our head low, Psalm 3:3 says, “But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.” Jesus is the LIFTER of our head! But here’s our part: We must CHOOSE to ARISE!
“ARISE (from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–RISE to a NEW life)! Shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness all peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you, and His GLORY (goodness) shall be SEEN on you. And NATIONS shall come to your light, and KINGS to the brightness of your rising. LIFT UP your eyes round about you and SEE!” Isaiah 60:1-4 (emphasis added)
We choose to GET UP from depression by LIFTING UP our eyes. This means changing our focus from what is wrong in our lives to the awesome God we serve. Nothing is too difficult or impossible for Him when we believe. We need to ask ourselves, “What are we thinking about?” The problem or the promise? The battle or the victory? The thief and what he has stolen in our lives or The Good Shepherd who RESTORES everything the devil has stolen?
One way to get our focus back on Jesus that gets immediate results is through worship. Psalms 63:3-4 says, “Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. So will I bless You while I live; I will LIFT UP my hands in Your name.” Please take a moment right now to lift up your hands and bless the Lord. When we begin to declare that His love is better than life, we exalt Him above the difficulty we are facing. When we practice this, we are “setting our mind and keeping it set on things that are above!” (Col. 3:2) THANKFULNESS keeps us lifted up!
Jesus said in John 12:32, “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw ALL peoples to Myself.” We understand that it is only as we lift up JESUS in our TV Ministry and events that multitudes are set free. THANK YOU in advance for your financial seed sown this month! Rejoice, knowing that you are supporting us lifting up the name of Jesus above every evil work of the enemy. Nations are coming to our light and learning that HIS LOVE is better than life! We are lifting you up before the Lord. We believe that the goodness of God seen on our lives draws kings (people of prominence, influence, position and power) to provide all the help we need to DO His will and ENJOY it!
We Love you,
Mylon & Christi
P.S. We would love to hear from you on how “On the Road to Freedom” has ministered to you! How can we pray for you? Please tell us your story: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to catch up on any episodes you missed, you can see them all at www.mylon.org. We are so grateful for your love and support and are BLESSED to have you as partners in TEAM MYLON.
“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your FIRST LOVE.” Rev. 2:4
The Lord has been stirring in our hearts the importance of keeping Him FIRST. We both made the choice many years ago when we answered the call to NOT live our lives for ourselves but for JESUS. We are bought with the precious price of His blood and we understand and pray continually, “Not our will, but Thine be done.” So one would think that these holy decisions would obviously keep Him as our FIRST LOVE. But we have learned the hard way that we can even get busy with the “business of ministry” and neglect our personal fellowship with The Lord. That is exactly what this scripture above is talking about. Jesus commends the church for all the good works they are doing. But then He says: “I have this [charge] against you, that you have left your FIRST LOVE [you have lost the depth of love that you first had for Me]. So remember the heights from which you have fallen, and repent…”
It is good to examine our hearts and ask the Lord to show us if He really is FIRST. The very first commandment given to the Israelites in Deuteronomy 5:6-7: “I am the LORD your God who brought you out of bondage. ‘You shall have no other gods (idols) before Me.” In this context, gods is defined as: “Any person or thing exalted too much in estimation, or honored as the chief good.” Basically, anything we place more trust in and give more importance to than The Lord. For example, obsessing over what we eat and how we look can take priority in our thoughts every day and become an idol. Only the Holy Spirit can reveal to us if any of these areas have taken too much importance in our life. If He shows us, then we simply repent by asking the Lord to forgive us.
In Matthew 6:33, Jesus teaches us, “But SEEK (aim at and strive after) FIRST of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then ALL these things taken together will be given you besides.” We don’t have to be driven to succeed in our career, family, or health. When He is first, He ADDS all these things to us! But what we seek FIRST depends on what we are focused on every day.
Matthew 6:21-23 says, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is sound, your entire body will be full of light. But if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be full of darkness.” Whatever we treasure in life is where our heart, (First Love) is. And what we treasure is determined by what we are focused on. The “eye” in this verse represents what we see, our focus. Right focus produces light. Light dispels the darkness and any confusion. When the light is on, you can see everything clearly. We need to ask ourselves, what are we focused on today?
Please notice, we said TODAY. Focusing on tomorrow can cause worry. Focusing on the past can produce regret. Both are futile. The only productive focus is TODAY! In Matthew 6:34 Jesus said, “So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.” For example, Christi said one of the first things they taught her in Interior Design was always to establish FIRST the Focal Point of every room. Then as the design developed, everything in the room: lighting, colors, art, furniture and patterns, all revolved around and added emphasis to the focal point.
***Jesus is our focal point. Everything in our life should revolve around Him and add to our relationship with Him. NOTHING should ever distract or take away.***
Finally, we will only be as strong as our intimacy with Him. Ephesians 6:10 says, “Be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].” Wow! If we are going to WIN in life, we must cultivate a close relationship with JESUS. Allowing Him to lead every decision, word and action. We can only do this when we take time to listen. Please let me encourage you to make the quality decision to invest time each day to fellowship with The Lord by reading His Word. You can take advantage of the FREE resources we have available at www.mylon.org to help you in your journey.
As you sow your seed this month, be excited knowing that your giving is helping us encourage others to choose Jesus as their FIRST LOVE. Because you have chosen to SEEK FIRST His kingdom through supporting the Gospel, be expecting ALL these things to be added unto you!
We truly LOVE and APPRECIATE you!
Mylon & Christi
P.S. We could not accomplish our call in TV Ministry through “On the Road to Freedom” without your help. Your prayer and financial support enables us to reach the multitudes in the valley of decision with the Truth that will make them FREE! With all our heart, THANK YOU! Check out our itinerary and join us LIVE. We’d love to see you!
June 3rd New Life Fellowship – Huntington, WV
June 15th - 19th Filming “On the Road to Freedom” – Northern California
July 1st Blessed Life Fellowship – Columbus, IN
For meeting details & our extended itinerary please refer to our website at www.mylon.org.