When I was taken to prison, I know that many of you were left feeling lost and confused, maybe even abandoned. I can’t imagine what you must have been feeling actually. I, myself, still have days wondering how on earth I have gotten myself to the place where I am today. Going through “the system” is not something I had ever anticipated on having to go through and is not something I would wish on even my worst enemy.
After 5 years of explosive international growth, a television studio nearly finished, and moving toward bringing Torah to the Nations, I had to ask myself…“Father, what on earth are you doing bringing all of this to a halt?”
It would not be until months after I arrived here that I would understand what a brilliant chess move He had made. This was not Yahweh turning His back on me. He was turning His face TOWARD me! I had come face-to-face with my Creator and He had some things to say. He had put me on the scale for the next level of ministry and I had fallen short. I needed a tune up.
Like many other men of God before me, I would be privileged to be placed in the most intimate and supernaturally-charged bootcamp you can imagine to receive the biggest blessing of my entire life. And this blessing, that I didn’t even know I was missing, would be the key to everything. Gold is only found in the dark recesses of the mountain and diamonds are only made under extreme volcanic pressure.
Now I understand why much of the Bible was written by those who were sent to prison. Joseph HAD to go to prison because he was called but not qualified. Prison would be that training ground that would ultimately lead him to his destiny. If I would have known then what I know now, I would not have shed a single tear. I thought I had experienced the power of God on the outside of this place. But it would only be here, in this place, that I would learn and experience the REAL power and the REAL key to being free.
This is truly the best thing that has ever happened to me, to my family and to PFT. In the first 90 days, I have been set free from every personal prison that I didn’t even know existed and revival is bubbling like nothing I have ever seen.
Do you ever feel like you are in your own personal prison? Have you ever felt like the journey “Home” is just so long that your not sure you will actually make it? Welcome to my new world, where Faith meets the Mountain and each is trying to move the other. Like a caterpillar struggling to find it’s future, my entire life has been cocooned and shut up within this Mountain they call a prison.
In this Faith verses Mountain showdown, I have truly found freedom and it is my prayer that as you join me on this new journey, you will find freedom from your own personal Prison Mountain as well.
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