Month: February 2011

Prayerful partnership opportunity for outreach to closed country

Prayerful partnership opportunity for outreach to closed country

For obvious security reasons I cannot give you the name of the country I am traveling to on an open forum like this blog. But I am so very excited to share with many of you that I’ve ministered to on television over the years, or in a church I’ve pastored or whom I’ve found fellowship with here on the World Wide Web.

One month from today I will be on a plane traveling to a nation which severely persecutes followers of Jesus Christ. Everyday we hear of our brothers and sisters in this nation being arrested, interrogated, imprisoned and often never heard from again. I will have the glorious and humble privilege of training young pastors whose very lives are on the line for their dedication to Christ and His Word. I am asking you to partner with me in prayer for God’s presence and anointing to be very rich in my life during these days of ministry.

Every battle and struggle in my life and ministry suddenly looks like a joke when considering that these precious men and women of God who will be sitting under my ministry could actually be imprisoned if they are caught. I am humbled by this opportunity. Although I have preached the Word of God since I was 16 years of age across Canada, the US, Israel , Trinidad, the Caribbean Islands and 11 mission trips to Haiti, I have never been more aware of my need to be hidden behind the cross and simply a voice for the Shepherd to use to bless his  people. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will speak through me in a way that will impact these lives and strengthen their ministries. I have no fear for my personal safety, I am certain the worst that could happen to me if I were discovered not to be merely a tourist is that I would be questioned and very quickly returned to America.

I would also ask that you keep my family in prayer as I am away. Pray God’s blessing on Valerie and our staff as they minister at First Assembly in my absence.

Finally, please prayerfully consider making a contribution to the expenses of this trip. A ministry has generously provided for the entire air-fare, praise GOD! However, there are other expenses which need to be taken care of within the next week.  Any seed of any size planted toward this ministry will be receipted for charitable giving purposes. Much more than that, as you and I realize that to whom much is given, much is required, our heart-full of gratitude to GOD compels us to give so that this world can be reached and our persecuted brothers and sisters encouraged. If funds come in in excess of my needs, they will be used to bring more national pastors to the training.

I would dearly love to hear from you. If you will commit to pray for me during this challenging trip, if you would like to know the city and the nation I am travelling to, if you feel led by the Spirit to assist in sending me there with an offering, please email me at    pastor@mylesholmes.com    for all the details.

I will be happy to tell you where I am headed,  however I must insist that you keep the destination confidential .  The entire trip could be jeopardized and the safety of the national pastors put in question  if the details were publicized.

My life is a living testimony that GOD is a restorer of dreams and passions. This trip is further evidence! Do a quick study of Joseph’s life and you will see that God manifested Joseph’s dreams as he became involved in somebody else’s dream. Fascinating, isn’t it! Thank you for making this dream possible and investing in the Kingdom world-wide. I will be praying for you and your passions as well.  Please send your prayer requests to     pray@mylesholmes.com

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Yours for the King and His Kingdom

Pastor Myles Holmes

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Character Analysis

THE FIVE MOST REVEALING CHARACTER ANALYSIS TOOLS…. Personality is important, but that is surface…

Personality is your default mood or attitude, your basic emotional makeup, easily demonstrated by what makes you laugh, what makes you angry. Personality is displayed by how you talk about people who are not in the room and your basic levels of honesty, integrity and trustworthiness. Those are all very important; in fact a personality can be sinful, like the devil! Or a personality can be righteous, CHRIST-like! And that is our aim as a believer, not just to get to Heaven, but to become more and more like Jesus on the journey! So how can we tell if our character is being conformed to the image of Christ?  THE 5 MOST REVEALING CHARACTER ANALYSIS TOOLS … the critical indicators of Character are PAIN, POVERTY, PLENTY, POWER & POSITION… what you do in each of these conditions reveals the true you…

Questions to ask…

When in PAIN, do I become critical, cynical and judgmental of GOD? Job didn’t…in everything he faced, pain, loss, tragedy, hurt…he refused to curse God and would not charge God foolishly.

When in POVERTY, do I become critical, cynical and judgmental of those that are blessed? It’s easy to do… “Everybody that’s getting ahead is a crook, a fraud and a lover of money, just wait, their time is coming!”

When in PLENTY, do I become  critical, cynical and judgmental of those in need? “ “Well, obviously, they are not living right, don’t have enough faith, they need to get a job, for cryin’ out loud!

When in POWER, how do I treat those who serve me? Watch people with influence and power at a restaurant…How the powerful treat those in service is a daylight-bright exposure of their character! In fact the great leader Abraham Lincoln said that  if you want to test a man’s character, the most direct route is to put him in power! You have heard it said, power corrupts…and absolute power corrupts absolutely….the truth is, power corrupts the corruptible, absolutely.

When in POSITION, how  do I treat those who can’t fight back? Have you ever noticed a person change, when they are put into a position of leadership? Sure we have, at least it looks that way… the truth is, their true colors are showing, their character is being exposed. True character, Godly foundations of integrity do not adjust with the passing seasons, the winds of time or changing tides.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever! That is the standard, if we are going to be changing, let’s become more and more like the unchanging Christ! The place to start is repentance… turning from sin, pride, selfishness and cynicism will cause us to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit to make us more like Jesus… His love, mercy and grace, His Character … It is attainable… we are to be partakers of the Divine Nature, we have the Mind of Christ, we have the Word of God to teach us,  the gifts of the Spirit to empower us and the fruit of the Spirit to ripen in our lives, we have the privilege of prayer and with all of that ….we will develop a winning personality and a character of integrity!

Pastor Myles Holmes