Earlier this year, I met a young pastor from Uganda. My brother, Andrew, from Texas introduced us. It was a powerful meeting. I really sensed the Lord’s hand on it. In that meeting, he spoke of the Lord’s direction to him to have me come to Uganda, stay in his home, and minister in his church. I agreed to come.
I’m coupling this trip to Uganda with another trip to Luxembourg. Nancy will travel with me to Luxembourg; we’ll minister there for a week. She’ll then return home while I go on to Uganda.The cost of travel can be high. In this case we're paying for the cost of the flights, some hotel in transit, the cost of hotel in Luxembourg, and other incidentals. This comes out to several thousand dollars. If you are interested in helping by contributing to this trip, you can make a check payable to Joseph Barlow Ministries and send it to the address below or you can go online to my blog at www.josephbarlow.com and contribute through PayPal. These contributions are tax-deductible, you will receive a receipt at the end of the year for your taxes.
If you’re not able to help financially, please keep us in prayer, that the ministry would be very effective and that the pastors and churches where we minister will be strengthened.
God bless you & thanks for your support & help.Pastor Joseph Barlow
Family Life Christian Center/Joseph Barlow Ministries
640 East St. Charles Road Suite 200
Carol Stream, IL 60188
To speak metaphorically:
“Knowing Joseph” could stand for the world being familiar with the anointing and importance of the gifts and abilities that rest on God’s children.
“Knowing Joseph” they would have been partakers of the saving graces that God can provide to the world through his church.
“Knowing Joseph” they would hold God’s children in reverence and awe with a reverent fear that behind these people was some omnipotent power whom they did not know personally but it seems that these people do know this power personally.
“Knowing not Joseph” led to bondage for the people of God, because the world feared them because they as a people seemed blessed for some reason.
When there was a man who wore the anointing and had been proven in integrity by fiery adversity, God was able to place a mantle of authority on him that He couldn’t on one untried and unproven.
Joseph was positioned by God and exalted in the eyes of the world because of his extraordinary (God-given) endowment of ability. His work made a marvelous impact on the world because his abilities were extraordinary. Through all this his integrity never crumbled, as was normal for the world. Joseph was a good man. The world knew it. God knew it. He could be relied upon. He was faithful. Thus “knowing Joseph” is a healthy thing for the world. It brings blessing and order. But there must be a Joseph available for the world to know.
Are you a “Joseph” or maybe a “Joseph in training”?
Are you being prepared to bring solutions into this earth that answer man’s deepest problems, not just sacred but secular?
God is looking for someone he can exalt. God is looking for a man who he can lift up into a position of prominence, strength and authority who will work blessings into the fabric of society. Could it be you? Could it be me?
Let’s submit to the training, the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Let’s allow the refiner to complete His work. Let us wait patiently as He lets us sit and wait for the proper timing and positioning of our target.
Ps. 127 says, “like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”
Is. 49 says he hid me in Isa 49:2 He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.
Let God use you.
The debate between Creationism and Evolutionism is a war of ideas where the victor’s spoil is great. As each idea’s adherents seek to champion their belief, the propagation of their idea over the other becomes the goal. They say it is science versus religion.
I say it is purely religion.
Those on the side of Creation believe what they believe because they want to believe it. They may have been presented with thoughts, teachings, scriptures then something they hear or see in those teachings matches what they see in the world around them. They see that there is a god who designed and built the world we live in.
Those who have chosen to reject the existence of God have sought to define a method for the development of the world we live in. Since they reject the existence of God they must reject any existence of intelligent design. To acknowledge intelligence in design requires the acknowledging the existence of God.
It seems that “scientists” come into the study of origins with a presupposition; they either come believing in the existence of God or disbelieving it. This presupposition predisposes them to an outcome of their study regardless of empirical data and scientific method.
If this predisposition that I propose is true then each side will manipulate, skew, distort and ignore whatever data or evidence does not match their predisposition.
We therefore have a war of religion: Creationism vs. Evolutionism!
- Pay attention to what you need
- Pay attention to what you have
- Pay attention to what has you
- What do you focus on?
- What do you focus on the most?
- Is it life to you?
- Or does it take life from you?
My heart is toward you.
Continue to walk in what you know and what you’ve been taught.
I will establish you.
Don’t let the good ideas crowd out or distract from the directions I’ve given you.
Move forward on My agenda.
Son, that’s where you’ll see your desires fulfilled.
Let’s get our eyes off being wealthy and fix our eyes on Jesus.
Fall in love with Him—not prosperity.
Jesus satisfies like no other can.
If you love money it has you.
If you love Jesus, money can’t hold you.
We must not pursue wealth—no matter what!
Jesus is our financier.
If I pursue Jesus—He’ll make me wealthy.
But it won’t matter to me; I’ll be faithful because He is faithful.
Be strong and powerful in your job.
Wherever God has you right now be a blessing to them.
God’s blessings will flow through you.
Let it all flow through love!
Tithing can be bondage.
Does it come from your heart or are you doing it because you have to?
Are you doing it because you are afraid?
Love me with your money! That’s where the blessing is!
Flow with My power—move as My Spirit moves.
Do as you see Me doing, that is where the miracles are.
Keep in step with the Spirit.
When you are in tune with Me that’s when all will see the glory of the Lord risen upon you.
When your praise has been silent and your hands have been low, just at your side not lifted up to me, that’s when you know that the web of the enemy has been entangling you.
So shake off the dust, come before Me with a thankful heart, sing to Me, and let your spirit have dominance.
Your spirit wants to sing, sing son. Joy in Me.
Would I desire that you come up with the goods on your own? No son, it’s Me you’re trying to glorify.
You’ll be amazed at what I can do, especially through one who is yielded to Me.
Son, don’t fear what might happen but dream with Me.
Let Me show you what could be—draw near and let Me show you.
I have granted this to you.
Open your eyes in the Spirit and things will be revealed to you, things that will bless others thing that will bring order to your life, work and ministry—I love you son.
All things are yours. Walk in My abundance.
I am exalting Myself higher in the earth this day.
I am letting man see My glory and My strength.
What I do will surprise you.
But know that I only act by love.
Be ready to pick up that which falls from this great shaking.
But My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Walk in My ways and you’ll see My will come.
I’m teaching you the things you need to know.
I love you, son.
Victory is in My word and in your mouth.
Speak what I say.
Bring prayer up to a higher priority.
You can do what I’ve called you to, just buckle down and start doing it.
I love you, son.
By faith a bridge spans the chasm between us and the blessings of God.
By faith we have it on earth as it is in heaven.
By faith we escape the corruption that is in the world.
By faith we receive from God.
God is ready willing and able to complete what He said.
By faith we receive.The Bible is the menu to the supernatural happening in your life.