“The LORD was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way…” –Exodus 13:21
That’s the only place I want to be for the rest of my life. Following by faith as the Lord goes before us, leading us on the way.
4 days from now, our first, full scale Operation: TEN9 on US soil will begin in Flint, MI. Derived from Romans 10:9, “if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”, this will be our sole purpose behind every effort.
The Lord has opened an incredible opportunity for us to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus and preach His Word for an entire week in the heart of downtown Flint.
This effort is not about a church name, a man’s name, money, or fleeting humanitarian aid. This is about the powerful gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is Jesus and Jesus alone that speaks to the soul of man, rescues the sinner from the pit of Hell, redeems a marriage, a home, a neighborhood, a town, even a nation.
On Monday morning an ever-growing army of dedicated foot soldiers from a wide variety of backgrounds and church affiliation, will hit the ground unified under the banner of the cross. We are dedicated to one, single purpose: See people come to a saving faith in Jesus. As of this writing there are teams of people signed up from multiple churches ranging from Flint, to Argentine, to Linden, to Fenton. I am thrilled that the majority of these partnerships are congregations from right within the heart of Flint. They are faithful to the truth of God’s Word and desiring to see people saved.
I respect the government, but the government cannot redeem even a single person from their sin. I believe in feeding the hungry, but earthly food can never satisfy the deep hunger of the soul. I believe in giving a bottle of cold water, but water cannot quench the thirst deep within the human heart. It is Jesus who came to save! It is Jesus who said, “he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” It is Jesus that we are going to proclaim! It is His name only that we are seeking to glorify!
I believe it is high time that the redeemed of Christ who still believe His Word is true and that His gospel saves line up to be counted. It is time to drop every weight slowing us down and smash every silly wall dividing us from within. It is time we say with the boldest of clarity, “God sent His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. Therefore repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”
God said in 1 Kings 19 that there was a remnant who had not bowed their knee to Baal. If you’re out there…if you still serve the living God…if your burning desire is to see lost people saved…come join us. I believe God is about to answer his people by fire.