Monday, January 25, 2016

Standing on the edge of history


               The Church is standing on the edge of history; we are watching Biblical truths begin to unfold before our eyes.  As I reflect on the comments of individuals both in public life, and those that I come in contact with daily, my heart is sadden by the thinking and actions of so many people.  People that are so educated and have everything to live for, rejecting the truth of scripture for their own personal reason.

               We have an opportunity to change course and correct the future, and make our children’s history better than ours.  However, for that to happen we need to STAND ON OLD FASHION PRINCIPLES that not only made the church great in the past, but have made us who we are.  It is time for the church to seek a revival (what I find interesting is we talk of Revival as something America or the world needs to do, which is totally false) … REVIVAL IS SOMETHING THE CHURCH MUST DO! Better yet it is something we personally must do!

               The concept of Revival is to REVIVE bring back to life, bring back to prominence, bring it to a position of influence.  I remember as a kid, knowing that you didn’t plan anything on Sunday because that was the day people went to church.  I can remember praying in elementary school, and having a teacher not scared to lose their job because they said Jesus.  It is time for the church to return to a time that the message is clear, and yes I will say it out loud it is time for all these false teaching, feel good, comprising preachers to get off television and out of the pulpits across America and the world. It is time preach that Jesus Died for our Sin’s, He is Alive, He is the ONE and ONLY WAY to HEAVEN, and HELL’s Hot and you reject Christ that is your destination. Preachers that haven’t spoken a message of the Cross in decades couldn’t or wouldn’t preach a sermon on Hell (despite the fact that Jesus spoke of it 10 times for every time he spoke of Heaven.

               We have denominations and churches that have bought into the lies of the devil, hook line and sinker. They have turned from God’s truths, and have taken the church on a collision course with the destructive destination of HELL; we need to return to God’s plan for the church and for you as an individual.  It is time for all churches and denomination that proclaim to be Christian to stand up, speak up, and say without reservation that Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  He is the only son of the Living God, and is the only method for getting to heaven with no other way but HIM, becuasue of what HE did at the cross and resurrection.      
 
As I see it, scripture Revival requires three simple things’…
  1. God’s men and women to stand up in their pulpit and preach the Book, Blood, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and 2nd Coming of Christ.   Making it clear as the writters of scriputure does  it is time to REPENT and turn from your SIN.
  2. God’s people to pray for forgiveness for their individual sins. Yes I agree we need to pray for America sins. However, until we have our own heart clean before Christ the prayers for America don’t mean much.
  3. God’s church needs to unite for the purpose of sharing the gospel, what is the gospel is the Good News of Christ death, burial, resurrection, and second coming.  It is time to break down denominational lines, cultural lines, economical lines, and yes even time to lose the attitude that the person doesn’t use the same translation that I do.

When you read scripture it is clear, it is God’s people getting right with HIM (Christ) first, then God moves the church, nations, and world to revival.  However, It first starts in me and you.  I read sermon once that “In the 1800s Gypsy Smith, a great revivalist was asked how to have revival. He said, “Go home, lock yourself in your room, draw a circle around yourself with chalk, and ask God to start a great revival within that circle!”

My prayer is as I stand here on the Edge of History is God will you start the Revival in ME, Please!!!!!!!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Through HIM Ministries Report

Through HIM Ministries Report

From Rev. Don Allen, Jr PhD, LICDC-CS, Founder/President

As Through Him Ministries enters its 13th (2003 – 2016) year we have seen God bless beyond anything we could have hoped for, with the writing ministry being one of the key places God has allowed us to make an impact.  We can easily say that a conservative number of download/views of our workbooks/study-guides is in excess of 50,000 with the data we have from over the years. I heard from a pastor in Africa that he has downloaded our material on Grief and shared with his congregation (when asked how many copies he reported 700), and we have heard similar reports from other parts of Africa, India, Pakistani, Philippines, and other countries.  
  
The following list are places that Through HIM Ministries have published Workbooks/study-guides over the past 13 years, and it all started with “Christian Coping with Grief,” which ironically is the number one workbook we hear about from people around the world. Second is our workbook “Mighty Men of Valor”.

1)     LULU.com is currently our main bookstore:  www.lulu.com/donallenjr   … (67 books on this site)
2)     Internet Achieves: www.archive.org  (19 books on this site).
3)     Scribd: www.Scribd.com  (29 books on this site)
4)     Smashword: www.SmashWord.com  (56 books on this site)
5)     Nook/Barnes & Noble bookstore: We found at least six of our workbooks on Nook Download (Someone else placed them on the site)
6)     Youpublish (No longer active as of March 2013 or before, at the time of closing we had 10 books online)
7)     Peneuma Foundation (www.pneumafoundation.org)  … We have 4 workbooks published
8)     Life Church West Chester (www.lcwestchester.com)  … We have 8 workbooks published here
9)     Flower (A/G Pentecostal Achieves) … One book published (Dissertation)

Note: We also found 32 sites on the web that our workbooks are either published at or providing links to our books on our accounts at; lulu.com, smashword.com, archive.org, or scribd.com material.

We also have provided, as a part of Through HIM School of Ministry, some study-guides on the Life of Christ, Genesis, Bible in Recovery, and created the E. M. Bounds School of Prayer. However, this is one of those situations where you live and learn. We were unable to generate the interest in a certificate program. Although we have heard several pastors in Africa and India are using the material with their churches. We have since moved these into our regular sites for distribution.

Blogs:
Through HIM Ministries has maintained two blogs; one is a blog of mine and our friends articles and thoughts. The second is a preaching/teaching outline resource for individuals to find help with sermon outlines.  Between the blogs, we have had nearly 12, 000 views.

Articles and Publication’s
            In addition to writing the workbooks and blog post, I have also written a number of articles that have been published in magazines, newspapers, and online.

Preaching/Teaching …
The irony is that this is what I went to school for and the only thing I have ever really wanted to do. However, it seems to be the thing I do the least. We have had over the past 13 years some wonderful opportunities to preach at some awesome churches around Mid-west, and even a trip to Germany to preach a revival. We have been blessed to walk across denominational and cultural lines to preach and teach. We have taught workshops/seminars on grief, addictions, leadership, pastoral theology, and other topics as people request. I was asked if I miss being in the pulpit every Sunday, and ironically the answer is yes and no. I miss preaching/teaching on a regular bases, but I can say without reservation that the opportunity to preach, teach, write, and minister to individuals around the Greater Cincinnati area, America, and the World has had its rewards.

Board of Directors …
            I would like to thank our Board of Directors (Rev. Robert Harper, Gary Stanforth, Jacob Gideon, and former board member Chuck Clevenger) that have been such a blessing over the past 13 years. These are men of God that have shared their wisdom, and direction throughout the good and the rough times. I would like to especially acknowledge our board member and Assistant Director of THM, my son Ethan, who has been such a blessing in helping carry the vision forward over the past few years. The greatest dream of a father is when a son shares his passion and vision.

Vision for the next 5 years ….
THE VISION IS TO SIMPLY KEEP DOING WHAT WE ARE DOING; the goal is to write 100 workbooks/study-guides in my life time, and we are well on our way with 67 completed. We will also continue to pray and seek opportunities to preach in pulpits around the Mid-west, America, and the World as God gives us the opportunity.  I would also like the opportunity to present professional workshops/seminars that encourage and challenge men and women to be successful in their ministry and professional career.

The newest vision of the THM is to expand our outreach by developing and presenting online video teachings that our friends around the world can easily access. Our hope is to provide teachings on topics such as: church leadership, helping friends cope with grief, helping friends overcome addiction, understanding the Life of Christ, and others. Please pray that God will provide the resources to see HIS vision for Through HIM Ministries come true.

There is always that vision of every ministry leader that he prays they can minister full-time, and I won’t lie to anyone, I have that vision. The ministry team and I would love for you to check out our website at www.throughhimministries.org and see how we could be a blessing, and please pray about how you could help us accomplish our goal of ministering around the world.


If we can be a blessing to you or your ministry please e-mail me at Throughhimministries@gmail.com


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