God did a miracle at the Capitol during the vote for abortion and transgenders

This is an encouragement for you that I have posted on Facebook that God was working a miracle at the Capitol during the vote last week:

I went to the Capitol last Friday with my dear sister, Beth Beebe. It was very chaotic outside the chamber! There were Christians praying and singing and the other side was chanting and saying like high school cheers trying to drown out the songs of those singing Amazing Grace and hymns.

I looked around and asked God how can I show love in this situation. God gave me that opportunity.
I said “Hi! How are you doing?” to someone who was there in support of abortion and transgenders. She said, “I would be doing wonderful if I could stand on my leg! I have to lean against this wall to support me since my knee is so weak.” I asked if I could pray for her because I would love to. (I truly love to pray for the sick! If I see someone limping, or with a sling or brace, I will chase them down to ask if I can pray for them!) She said no because she is a humanist and had a Buddha and Zen counselor and doesn’t believe in my God. I thanked her for being kind to me and she asked, “Well what did Jesus say was the greatest commandment?” ”Actually the first and greatest commandment Jesus said is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength. The second is to love your neighbor as yourself.” Well, she said I could pray for her if it made me happy. I decided not to since she didn’t even have a weak yes. I am not doing it just to make me happy! But I told her if she changed her mind and had even a small seed of faith as big as a small mustard seed she could call out to the Lord and she would be saved and could be healed. She said no. Then God stepped in to back me up!

A guy walked up and dropped something on the other side of me and said he could not pick it up. I picked it up and asked why he couldn’t. He said, “It’s my knee! It is locked up and really hurts!” That is amazing! 2 hurt knees right next to each other! I told him I would love to pray for his knee and asked him if I could and he said he would really appreciate that! So I laid my hand on his knee and prayed something like this,”Lord, in this chaotic scene, show up with your love and power and heal this knee! In Jesus name! Amen!” When I got done I saw him bending his knee back and forth and he was exclaiming, “I am not joking here! As soon as you prayed my pain went away in my knee and I can move it without pain and I couldn’t do that before. You healed me!””No! I laughed! I didn’t heal you but you were healed in the Name of Jesus! Hey! Would you go and tell that woman next to us what happened? She wouldn’t let me pray for her knee!” He said, “Yes!” and walked right over to tell her that God had healed his knee! She still would not believe it could happen to her because hers was bone on bone. But I am praying for her that God who did a miracle right in front of her would believe and ask Jesus to heal her knee.
This really encouraged me! On a very chaotic day at the Capitol, God showed up and showed He still wants to love on the LGBTQ and heal them!

Please feel free to pass this on to those who may need encouragement of our representatives/senators or anyone who prays!

Thank you for all you do to activate the church to pray for our legislators! May God strengthen and encourage you!

Joyfully yours,

+Val Eliason

P.S. I have a True Love outreach with Firebase Movement and Agape First Ministries to gay bars and to gay events and I have seen God work right there!

Returning to Joy

Returning to Joy

by Wendi Williams | Let it Be Together Conference

Jesus said, “I am coming to you {Father} now, but I say these things while I am still in the world so that they may have full measure of my joy within them.” John 17:13 NIV

When we talk about joy, we have to go back to the beginning. God created us in His own image. He created who we are, who we were meant to be. That should influence how we act, how we think, even how we feel. He designed us so that EVERY part of us would grow in JOY.

Joy is so special God offers it as His reward.  Joy has a direct impact on your ability to bounce back from difficult, or big, emotions or hard situations.

There Is A Fountain

“In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness. “It shall be in that day,” says the LORD of hosts, “that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to depart from the land…” -Zechariah 13:1-2

This past summer as I sought the Lord for vision for the upcoming year (our programming runs on the school year), He led me to these verses in Zechariah. We know the fulfillment of these verses are realized during the Day of the Lord, when Jesus returns. However, before that great and terrible day, we get little glimpses of these realities when the Holy Spirit draws near to His church. We call these times, “revivals.”

Beloved, I am convinced we are experiencing a crisis in human history that can only be solved by Jesus Himself—either by His return, or Him reviving His Church. The polarization is so intense right now, even within the Church, we desperately need God to come and settle the issues that divide us.

I believe we are on the verge of a visitation.

I believe Jesus desires to open a fountain for His Bride to cleanse her from sin and uncleanness.

I believe the presence of God is very soon going to drive the false prophets and the unclean spirits from His Church.

And I am anticipating…longing…crying out, “YES AND AMEN!” “COME LORD JESUS!”

This is the heart of Agape First Ministries. We believe when the Kingdom of God comes the Lord backs up His word with power, the sick are healed, the dead are raised and the demons flee. The sexually and relationally broken are made new and whole in the mighty name of Jesus. His justice is sure and His truth reigns. Our divisions are healed. The issues are settled.

Thus, we are praying for revival and returning—that Jesus would revive His Bride and the lost would return to the Lord. We are praying, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done ON THE EARTH as it is in heaven.

If your heart is burning for revival and the return of the lost, we invite you to join us for our bimonthly prayer meeting: the Freedom Watch. God is meeting us in this time and our roots are being strengthened. We want to be like trees planted by streams of living water bearing fruit in every season. At the Freedom Watch we are getting glimpses of the fountain of the Lord. Yes, living water is beginning to flow. The river is rising. Aren’t you just the least bit curious?

My Great Hope for Gen Z!

Over 20 years ago, as I sat on my front porch, the Lord spoke to me: raise up a generation in My love and in My power, a Moses generation that will lead My Church out of her Egypts.

This word to my heart has been a guiding light for me over the last two decades of ministry. It has determined how I have ordered much of my life. Working with youth and young adults can be profoundly difficult at times, especially when they deal with same-sex attractions! But the fruit has made it every bit worth it.

Now I have the privilege of seeing many of the young men and women I have ministered to over the years enjoying marriage and family. The vast majority have remained stalwart and faithful to the Lord, even though culture (and sadly many churches) has given them license to fall away from the Lord’s Biblical standard for sex and sexuality. I am so proud of each one of them. Their perseverance gives me strength and zeal to continue serving the next generation.

And the Lord continues to bring young people through my door! I must tell you, despite all that is happening in and to the next generation, I HAVE GREAT HOPE. God is on the move!! I wish I could introduce you to the amazing young “Gen Zers” with whom I am currently meeting. Yes, they are struggling with some really big stuff, BUT GOD is meeting them where they are at and healing their hearts.

I have a higher vision for the next generation. I believe we are on the verge of a great move of God amongst young people. God is still God, and He knows how to perfectly Father Gen Z.

I HAVE GREAT TRUST in the leadership of Jesus in the leadership of Jesus over the next generation. Yes, God is up to something, and I can’t wait to watch it unfold. If you would like to hear more about the leadership of Jesus over Gen Z and some testimonies from some of my recent conversations with young people you can watch this video I just released.

Fostering a Biblical Identity – A Parents Guide

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This guide was co-authored by Daren Mehl and Marie Davidson

Daren Mehl is a partner-supported missionary of Agape First Ministries. Marie Davidson is a mother and author.