God speaks to us in many ways. On a recent Sunday in October Stephen Williams, with True Path Ministry (TPM), discussed three methods at the Damacus Road Fellowship Church in Ennis, Texas. Nature, the Bible and the Holy Spirit were the focus of his sermon and he used photos from TPM’s ministry work in Mexico to illustrate each of his three points.
“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse,” says the Bible in Romans 1:20 (ESV). Our maker speaks to the believer and non-believer through His creation. The fine tuned intricacies of our earth and universe are powerful witnesses for God. Mexico’s beautiful landscapes and butterflies were used as illustrations. Monarch Butterflies travel 3000 miles to spend winter in the mountains near where TPM operates.
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart,” says the Bible in Hebrews 4:12. Hearing the Lord through the Holy Bible is a vital channel for our Lord’s voice.
“We believe we’re humans having a spiritual experience, but in truth, we are spirits having a human experience. The Bible is a spiritual book, written by a spiritual being to spiritual beings,” said Robert Morris, pastor of Gateway Church. His quote captures the importance of the Bible to Christians. In Mexico TPM takes the message of the scriptures and physical copies of God’s word where there are desperate people seeking His hope.
“For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues,” says the Bible in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 (NKJV).
When Christians truly surrender themselves to Jesus, the Holy Spirit gives them special talents to use in service to humanity. TPM works with many believers in Mexico and the USA who are using their special talents to serve others in joy. TPM is empowered to do the Lord’s work in large measure because of the many forms of support we receive from both sides of the border. We do what we do because our Lord did what He did to save us for His eternal kingdom.
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