Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ripe for the Pick'in - Bringing the Sheep to Jesus

The internet is ripe for the pick'in...

...so for those of you with a burden to help the sheep come home as the wheat and tares are being sifted... I have a great feast for you!

First of all... you have to be 'out there' in some form or fashion. In any case, whatever you do, whether free booklets, a blog, songs, videos.... you need to research SEO (Search engine optimization). You must really put yourself in the audience's shoes... what would you type in Google to find a specific subject? So you must use the science of being search-friendly.

I use the 'description' or 'about video' box on Youtube to type in as much rich/relevant info as possible to pair up with the tags that I had to set up. Another thing you can do is post links to your material elsewhere as it helps with ranking. To be on page one for a given search on Google is golden.... think about it.... how many pages do you flip through on Google looking for something before you give up??? Yah, this stuff is important, because if you are reaching out to the world for God, you want to be effective with that light on the lamp-post (not under that basket!). Posting links on Facebook, twitter, blogs, websites and wherever, drive up the ranking (or better said, move you closer to page 1 on Google).

A Word of Caution...
Your ministry drive must be fueled for reaching souls for Christ Jesus AND NOTHING ELSE. If things like page ranking become more important than the gospel... "pride cometh before a fall". In all things you are asking Yeshua for help in multiplying the talents He's given you. SEO need not be such a mechanical function that you begin to act a flake and email strangers on Youtube asking to sub for sub, or begin to send out heartless cookie-cutter pleas to where people feel as though you are 'using them'... and if you do that...maybe Jesus won't be so appealing if you are His ambassador, a? Use wisdom people! Alliances and building with others of a same heart, ministry or message is great but another avenue of caution... remember, the enemy gains power by breaking our unity...
satan says, "Where 2 or 3 are broken, I am there in the midst", LOL (no, I'm not quoting scripture).
A Good Starting Place.... Your Testimony!
Here is a great lil' vid I did a few years ago, to especially help those that have never tried beyond one on one encounters:

Many never try because of negative confessions of 'I'll never figure out the technology', etc. But I say, whenever I hit a brick wall, I just Google my problem because I know I'm not alone! Confess, "Yes, I can do this WITH YOUR HELP, Lord". And lucky for you... I even share (in the video) tips for people that don't like public speaking, are camera shy etc.!

In the event that you've done the best you could with the testimony idea, (remember Jesus' charge: "And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.'" Mark 16:15) --the next thing to do is to multiply things that God clearly has his anointing on (Matthew 25:14-30, The Parable of the Talents).
What is the unforgivable sin? (Mark 3:28-29) Not only not recognizing when God shows up, but attacking it. So on the same token... what is the blessing for multiplying the precepts of the kingdom? Yep... good stuff. You'll hear me in teachings sometimes "I don't want to reinvent the wheel"... and so I then I refer people to other ministries teachings etc. I can't tell you how many treasures of the kingdom are missed out on because people are so afraid to laud another's God-given revelation. OR, they 'steal' by not adding references where they got it, or pawn it off as though they received it themselves. Do you what to talk about hell-fire? HA! God see's this!
"He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward." Matthew 10:41
No, we shouldn't fear multiplying the 'good stuff' because if we do (multiply it), we will be rewarded for it! If you don't have that sheep-wrangling gift or burden, then multiply what He has anointed, to fill up your heavenly piggy-bank!

Okay, and now for a testimonial treat!....
I'd like to end this exhortation with a little training session, because as you put your net out there, you will begin to have people contacting you for help, healing, prayer, etc.
If in every situation, you can first empty yourself of responsibility and cling to Jesus saying, "I shared, they came, & now I'm giving them to YOU, because I'm not their Savior".... then you're on the right track!

So I've been given permission to share communication from this very process... so you all can begin to see the impact I had in simply sharing the Word of God in a video, and how the Lord moved the individual to cry out and then how I began to pray... how God showed up and used me as a vessel and how a man's life will never be the same... I know this because the Lord gave me this scripture for this particular individual:
"He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me upon my high places." Psalm 18:33
Because of this I knew that there was a grand calling on this mans life. Will you also nourish and encourage the ONE in ministry? Shall we begin?

So I got this comment on a video....
"Praise God! I have been praying for God to heal me from addictions. I am full of fear, paranoia and uncertainty because of these addictions. I know God is listening and will answer my prayers and bless my Mother and Father. God bless you all!"
So I prayed for them during the broadcast, re: "Prayer and Help Concerning Addictions", sending that Youtube clip and this was the reply:
(*Note, the bracketed in red are my notes in discerning… and all in red are the red flags that this person spoke and is in need of deliverance over)
Dear hearingGod,

Thank you so very much for praying for me! When you spoke in tongues, I felt a surge energy go through my body (almost electric). I believe this was God working through me. My family and I have been suffering from financial lack for almost ten years (financial curse). After losing his job, my Father began drinking heavily (beginning of 'addiction') which didn't help at all. Money has always been an issue (again, financial curse) and source of family arguments. I have also been unable to find a job after many years of searching (curse passed on from dad). We have lived in bondage for many years.

Looking back, this led to depression and feelings of inadequacy. In order to self-medicate, I developed bad habits that I have struggled to break. A few weeks ago, I had suicidal thoughts but prayed to the Lord and I believe He has spoken through me in many ways, including you. The enemy keeps implanting thoughts of worthlessness, guilt, anxiety and depression in my mind. At times, I feel like a failure and I am uncertain as to what the future holds for me.

You are absolutely right. I have been praying Psalm 91 repeatedly over the last few weeks; it is one of my favorite verses. How did you know this? I have been struggling with this addiction for many years but I believe the tide is turning in my favor although it is still a difficult process. I'm sorry for my long-winded response. Thank you again for your prayer and I will subscribe to your channel. Please continue praying for my family and God bless you and yours!
I referenced him to the Spiritual Housecleaning Series and shared a bit about identifying family curses with a free online short version of Derek Prince's book: "Blessing or Curse: You Can Choose", as well as encouraging the full read as well.

And you see, God has His way....
...Let's the strange 'Coincidences' begin!
I wrote him:
If I mentioned psalm 91 (I'd have to watch it again, I don't remember), it was the holy spirit flowing.... He is constantly giving me things to say and interpretation of tongues as I speak or pray for people. You feel that electricity & that 'Wow' over the psalm 91 stuff because He's doing it... not me... I'm just a clueless, but willing vessel, LOL.
God Continues to Confirm....

You have my permission to share all of my comments. Thanks again for praying for me and my family. Do you know what is interesting? I forgot to mention this in my previous response. You probably will not believe me so I understand. The night before I got my prayer response from you, I had dream.

In this dream I opened my email account and there was an email from someone regarding prayer/prophecy. When I awoke yesterday morning, that was when I discovered that you had sent me a message via YouTube regarding my prayer request. I am still a little awed by this. Coincidence? I am not sure. Anyways, thanks again. I will go through the Housecleaning series. I will also check out Derek Prince's material.
And I replied:
This is 'normal', LOL... I totally believe you : )....
...What this is showing us is that you are really in tune with the Lord, and you should be excited for the destiny He has for you...
I then shared about taking a spiritual giftings test, because that scripture was showing me that he will cleanse and be running... (do look up the chapter-context of this scripture, Psalm 18:33... I am excited, because this one is a WARRIOR):
"He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.." Psalm 18:34
Do you have feet like the deer to securely scale the high places? Like this one, I want to see you equipped and stepping out to go after the one. Bring them in and them point them to Jesus... and rest assured He WILL do the rest!