THE CRAIG HOBBS EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION
We praise the Lord for the 1,500 Pastors and Church Leaders who were trained in Evangelism in Africa in February. We saw many make decisions for Christ including 4,764 making a profession of faith and a promise to follow Jesus with their lives. We preached in conferences, churches, prisons, schools, and homes, and open-air in villages and in the marketplace. I am so thankful for the team with which God blessed and the great job they did.
in John 15, Jesus says, “I am the True Vine, and My Father is the husbandman. Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing.”
We should learn to make it our highest privilege each and every day to lose our life in His life, and to lose our will in His will. Only then will we truly bear fruit. Christ is the only one who can produce fruit, but we have the honor to bear fruit.
To abide in Jesus is to be entirely identified with Him. We must get out of ourselves. We must give up our interest and desires for His desire; to be entirely identified with Him. We must make Christ’s mission to be our mission. His mission is to seek and save that which is lost.
When this happens, it will no longer be a thing of inward strain or effort, but it will become natural. Even more, it will glorify the Father.
John 14:8 “Herein is
My Father glorified…”
From My Heart to Your Heart,
Flame of Fire Ministry
On a recent trip to the southern border of Malawi, I was denied a visa to enter Mozambique. Since we already had a plan in place in Mozambique, part of the team that was allowed to cross the border went on, and I was left in the border village of Marka.
It became apparent early in
my time in the village that this was God’s plan all along. The ministry
opportunities seemed unending over the next two days. By the time the others
returned from the successful ministry in Mozambique, we could also report a great
harvest in Marka. Once back together with our team, we traveled deep into the
bush to Fatchi Village where we found hundreds of people hungry to hear about
the hope in Christ. We also learned of places deeper in the mountains that had
never heard the gospel, and we have sent some of our team back there to begin
reaching those villages. It was a great reminder that God’s ways are higher
than our ways and His plans are always best.