GET BACK UP! ⤴️
“and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,” Ephesians 1:19-20 NKJV
It is obvious by all of the tragedy in the news and catastrophic events around the world that there is great spiritual warfare going on in the earth today. Being inundated with bad news can also take place right where we live: our family, marriage or job. We may feel inadequate to face these troubled times but God has already made available to us supernatural strength. If we believe it, Ephesians 3:16 AMPC says that we are, “…strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit.” Ephesians 1:19-20 above explains that this strengthening force is the same power that raised Christ from the dead!
Christi and I have learned that in life unexpected things happen. Kenneth E. Hagin explained it this way, “You think you’re doing good in faith. Then something happens and all of the sudden you are flat on your back looking up at the sky wondering how you got there.” We confess there have been times this year we felt the same way. Maybe you have also received a bad report that landed you flat on your back: laid off at work, a bad doctors report, or a child in rebellion. I Corinthians 2:5 explains that we must choose to put our faith in the power of God NOT the wisdom of men. This is vital because the power of God is lifting power. His resurrection power will enable us to GET BACK UP!
Habakkuk 3:19 AMPC says, “The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds' feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!” Did you notice that when challenging times come, God calls them “high places?” Only when we’re tested, do we find out if we really believe God’s Word is true! We can either fall apart in times of trial or we can grow stronger. In Isaiah 41:10 God commands us not to fear because He is with us to help us and as we trust Him, He “…will strengthen us and harden us to difficulties...”
During times of crisis, we can’t depend on men: doctors, our employer or the government to bail us out. This is what Jesus referred to in Matthew 7 as “building our house on the sand.” When the storms of life came to that house, “great was its fall.” That is why our lives need to be built on The solid Rock of God’s Word. It is unchanging and will withstand and overcome every evil attack. For example, let’s look at rock climbing. It is a huge sport that recently had a hit movie on the subject of free solo climbing. With no ropes for protection, the only security for the climber is to grasp a rock or ledge and pull themselves up. Now think of the promises of God as the rock/ledge. When we lay hold and grasp each promise by faith, with only The Lord as our help, we can pull ourselves UP on His promise. We can go up in our outlook, up in our health, up in our relationships, and up in our finances. The only direction God intends for His children to go is up!
We’ve also seen when climbers grasp a rock that can’t carry their weight. It crumbles in their hand and suddenly their life is hanging on by a thread. But rest assured when we lay hold of the promises of God, The Truth can handle the weight of our problem. It won’t crumble under pressure. It will stand strong in the midst of every adversity. Let The Word do the work. Our job is to “hold fast” in faith. Do not release your grip! Do not release your faith! Keep laying hold of the promises of God in each and every challenge, climbing higher and higher. You will soon find that you are standing on top of the mountain that you once thought was insurmountable. Check out your heavenly view- blessed, healed, restored, happy and victorious!
As you sow your seed this month, we want to cast a new vision for our TV ministry. Because we were unable to travel and film during the 2020 COVID shutdown, we’ve had no choice but to air some re-runs. This year, we filmed in Charleston, SC and in our home town in Texas.
- Since COVID the cost of travel has almost doubled. So to be wise we have upcoming film shoots booked close to home: in Hot Springs, AR in September and Galveston Island, TX in October.
- Each show costs approximately $6,000 times 52 shows a year.
- There are 20 shows between now and October which is $120,000. This new goal covers the expenses for traveling with our team, filming and editing of each show.
We want to thank you in advance for your faithfulness. No matter the size of the seed, when we are quick to obey God we can boldly declare, “The resurrection power of God is causing me to rise above and go beyond what I could ever ask or think. I’m going up!”
We Love You and we are praying for you every day,
Mylon & Christi
P.S. THANK YOU for helping us to buy all new TV gear and equipment that is state of the art technology! We can’t wait for you to see how much greater the quality of the shows will be. We hope to see you at a meeting this year so that we can thank you in person. God bless you!