What is the greatest Christmas present?

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” (Isaiah 1:18)

 

During this time of the year, we need to realize that Jesus Christ is the reason we celebrate Christmas.

 

Over 2000 years ago, God’s love came down from Heaven to earth and the world was blessed with a miracle of love.

 

With a guiding star and a choir of angels rejoicing from Heaven, they pointed to a tiny babe within the manger, a Savior bringing peace to earth, the greatest gift of all.
Jesus did not come to a throne, but a manger; He lived not as a king, but as a servant. He chose not an earthly kingdom, but a cross. He gave not just a little, but He gave us everything.

 

As we look at the snow that covers much of our nation right now, we are reminded of what Jesus did for us and what Isaiah wrote about over 600 years before the Messiah was born: “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” (Isaiah 1:18)

 

Jesus came to the earth as a baby, grew in favor and wisdom, died on the cross for all of us and rose again and sits at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. One day He will come for those who have made Him the Lord of their lives, those who obey Him and have accepted Him as their Savior.

 

Yes, Jesus came to be a glorious light in a darkened world; He came to bring hope to everyone. Jesus is the light of the world and a gift to us from God. He was sent to the world to save us from sin and eternal damnation. He was sent to us, as the most amazing gift from God. “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

 

Of all the gifts you will ever receive, the gift of salvation that Jesus Christ offers us is by far the most precious gift you will ever receive because it is one that will last for all eternity.

In honor to our Savior let us love Him and obey His commandments, therefore, we should give tribute to Jesus in everything that we say, think and do, today and every day of our life.
Remember, true salvation always results in a holy life ready to serve our gracious God who has granted us deliverance from the bondage of sin.

 

If you have family members that have never trusted in Christ as their Savior, they are in darkness and the shadow of death. The good news, however, is that God is merciful to all sinners. That is why Jesus came to earth as a baby. Continually pray for your unsaved family and friends to ask Him to guide them into the way of peace. Pray fervently, believing God for them to repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. As they submit to Christ they will know His tender mercy that forgives them of all their sins just as He has forgiven you of your sins. Then, they will know the real meaning of Christmas.
Celebrating the humble birth of our glorious Savior, we wish you a Season with overflowing peace and joy. Merry Christmas!

 

REVIVAL FIRES INTERNATIONAL

MINISTRY REPORT FOR 2018

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15

 

We have witnessed tremendous Kingdom results with a powerful move of the Holy Ghost in all of our ministry outreach across America and around the world during 2018.

 

As 2018 comes to a close, Angie, myself and Revival Fires International would like to say a big thank you to our ministry partners for supporting us prayerfully and financially. You have been a great blessing to us and you have been used mightily of God to inspire, encourage and support God’s work through this vital ministry. I would like to take this opportunity to reflect and share with you the exciting things that happened in 2018 and look forward to even more exciting things that are to come in 2019 if the Lord doesn’t return first!

 

REVIVAL FIRES REVIVAL SERVICES

In 2018 we were blessed with the privilege to preach in 321 services in 47 churches here in the United States in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas resulting in hundreds of people being saved, filled with the Spirit, healed, delivered and SET ON FIRE FOR GOD!!!

 

In a revival service at CT Church in Houston, TX where Don Nordin is pastor, a young man who had never been to church and had never had a Bible, came forward and gloriously gave his heart to the Lord as his personal Savior!!! He saw the services advertised on Facebook and said he just felt compelled to come. No doubt the Holy Spirit was preparing him to surrender his life to the Lord!

 

God alone knows the impact that these revival services have had in the lives of these people and in the church congregations. The Lord willing, He has many exciting revivals in store for the coming year as well.

 

PROVIDING TRUTH FOR YOUTH BIBLES

TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN AMERICA

So thankful for all of the young people who are giving their hearts to the Lord as a result of receiving the Truth for Youth Bible. We were so blessed to give away thousands of TFY Bibles again this year during our 18th Annual National Truth for Youth Bible Week on American Family Radio and in revival services across the nation.

 

Earlier this year we were in special revival services at TAG Church in Little Rock, AR where Dwayne Maynard is pastor. Pastor Dwayne’s daughter, Haven, gave a Truth for Youth Bible to a friend in school. That night, this precious young lady came to the revival, gave her heart to the Lord and was filled with the Holy Spirit!!! The powerful testimonies from 2018 of young people being saved and filled with the Spirit are many!

 

PROVIDING TRUTH FOR YOUTH BIBLES TO ADULTS AND YOUTH

INCARCERATED IN AMERICA’S PRISONS AND JAILS

We have been providing Truth for Youth Bibles for prison inmates across America at a higher level in 2018 than in any previous year. There are approximately 6.6 million inmates in adult correctional facilities and more than 70,800 young people incarcerated in juvenile facilities. Each year there are approximately 500,000 youth brought to detention centers! The Lord has given us an inroad to provide a Truth for Youth Bible for the youth that are coming in and out of these juvenile detention centers across America!

 

One of many testimonies from this year… In September we were blessed to provide Truth for Youth Bibles for Pastor Mike Howell, New Destiny Church in Monroe, LA, to give away to all of the inmates in a prison in South Arkansas where the death row population is housed. Many of the inmates gave their heart to the Lord!

 

The only way for an incarcerated young person to truly turn from their life of crime is through the power and grace of God! The Truth for Youth Bible, with the graphic novels that deal with the very issues these incarcerated youth are facing, is being used mightily of God to bring life in Jesus Christ to each one of them.

 

Since the conception of the Truth for Youth Bible in 1994 we have GIVEN AWAY more than 2.5 million Truth for Youth Bibles and have received Decision Coupons from more than 25,000 young people that have given their hearts to Christ. We will continue to continue to distribute thousands of Truth for Youth Bibles to teenagers in America and bring in a harvest of souls through these efforts.

 

REVIVAL FIRES EVANGELISTIC CRUSADE

AND BIBLE DISTRIBUTION IN CUBA

What an awesome move of the Holy Spirit took place during our third evangelistic crusade in Cuba. With the permission of the Cuban government, we were honored to give away thousands of full Bibles to the people of Cuba who have never had a Bible and witness thousands come to the Lord.

 

In one of our crusade services, one of the highest ranking Cuban government attorneys sat on the front row with tears streaming down her cheeks as I preached the Gospel. When I gave the altar call she came forward and surrendered her heart to the Lord Jesus Christ for the very first time. It was such and honor to be able to present her with her very first Bible!

 

In another service, a teenage young man trapped in the bondage of homosexuality was saved and gloriously set free by the power of the Holy Spirit!!! I was so thankful to be able to present him with a copy of the Truth for Youth Bible. As you may know, the Truth for Youth Bible consists of the entire New Testament along with 100 pages of full color graphic novels in the front section that deal with the truth about things that young people are facing every day. One of the graphic novels deals with the truth about homosexual perversion. This was very helpful to this young man coming out of the perverted lifestyle of homosexuality.

 

Cuba’s Department of Religious Affairs, the Cuban Bible Council and the Cuban Council of Churches have all given their approval for Revival Fires to distribute one million FULL Bibles to the people in Cuba that have never had a Bible! In addition, we have also been given permission to give away our BRAND NEW CUBAN SPANISH Truth for Youth Bible to the 1.4 million teenagers in Cuba! Please continue to pray that God will give us wisdom as He strategically positions us to complete this vitally important mission as we will be back in Cuba for evangelistic crusades and Bible distribution in 2019!

 

The FULL Bibles cost our ministry only $5 each to print. With God’s help, we plan to provide 50,000 Bibles for the people of Cuba this coming year. It will cost a total of $250,000 to print and deliver these Bibles. To help us provide 50,000 full Bibles for the people of Cuba that have never had a Bible in 2019 you may use the enclosed envelope.

 

UPCOMING EVANGELISTIC

MINISTRY IN AUSTRALIA

In January 2019, the Lord willing, we will be privileged to preach the Gospel in an evangelistic crusade just outside of Melbourne, Australia for the third time. In our two previous Australia Crusades, we have witnessed a tremendous outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The altars have been full in every service as people gave their hearts to Christ and receiving victory in every way possible. We distributed Truth for Youth Bibles to all young people in attendance.

 

Angie preached to a large group of ladies in special services and prayed for, and ministered to them in very special altar services.

 

Australia is a very secular country and they are in desperate need of a sovereign move of the Holy Spirit. Your prayers for these special evangelistic services in January are greatly appreciated!

 

2019 will bring a massive harvest of souls and many great things for the Kingdom of God through Revival Fires International! We are praying that our God will bless you and your family as you serve Him. Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! For helping us take the whole Gospel to the whole world before Jesus comes!