Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Healing Hearts, Healing Bodies

Here is a report by Ken Bryan of the Trail of Healing in Synder, Oklahoma

It Was An Awesome Time at Trail of Healing
Healing Hearts, Healing Bodies

Words would fail if I tried to adequately convey the magnitude of all that transpired during the "Trail of Healing" meetings in Snyder, Oklahoma.  The feedback from those in attendance has not only been positive, but the common quote is "the best meetings I have attended".  I will attempt to briefly cover the major highlights of a 3 day party with Jesus.

David and Cheryl Rhodes and the congregation of Spirit of the Lord Impact Center in Snyder displayed a spirit of excellence and hospitality, serving guests and ministers with great love and care.  They set the stage for what the Lord had in mind when He said "I came to serve not be served".  My hats off to the work accomplished by this team all weekend.

Enrique Morales.  If you know this gifted worship leader then all I would have to do is mention his name and you would understand.  Enrique stepped to the keyboard Friday night and Holy Spirit showed up.  It's just that simple.  Coming from the San Francisco House of Prayer to Snyder, Oklahoma, Enrique brought a new level of worship to the region for 3 days.  It didn't end until late Sunday afternoon.

Merrie Cardin from Brazos Strategic  Network, Granbury, Texas led off with a message on the victim spirit that plagues so many in the body of Christ and keeps them from operating in their inheritance of sonship.  You could see the freedom on people's faces as the revelation came that this was what had been plaguing them their whole life.

Dr. Tom Schlueter of Prince of Peace Church in Arlington, Texas and TXAPN coordinator redefined "the harvest" in preparation for this next move of God.  His message  brought fresh revelation and corrected the old wineskin model of harvest that has left the church in the condition it's in today.

My message Sunday addressed discipleship of nations referencing Matthew 28:19.  I went on to explain that Merrie, Tom and I had, during this weekend, demonstrated the gifts of apostle and prophet, operating together with Jesus as the chief cornerstone .

Apostle Jay Swallow opened Saturday nights meeting by praying for Tom and me.  Dr. Swallow went on to comment that we had properly and significantly addressed issues that brought a great release not only of healing but also of revival.  Rev. Frank Noah, of the Choctaw nation, closed Saturday night's session in prayer.

Hobay, (Jose' Lucern) Kiowa nation, brought a new buffalo drum Saturday night and asked Tom Schlueter and I to pray over and dedicate this drum to the service of the Lord.  It was the first time the drum had been played in public.  If you're not First Nations you may not understand the significant honor bestowed on Tom and myself at Jose's request.  But Jose' wasn't through.  At the end of Sundays meeting he took the hand of one of our team and began to dance at the front of the church.  Tom Schlueter, Mark Wauahdooah, Shade Large and Michael Harwick moved to play the drum as Enrique's worship continued to release Holy Spirit.  Soon the entire congregation was holding hands and dancing.  When everyone had joined in the dance Jose' led the line out the front door of the church and onto the front lawn beside Highway 118.

Billy Graham  once said "The greatest moments of Native History lie ahead of us if a great spiritual renewal and wakening should take place. The Native American has been a sleeping giant. He is awakening. The original Americans could become the evangelists who will help win America for Christ! Remember these forgotten people!"  Those of us holding hands and dancing our way out of the four walls of the church building Sunday afternoon got to witness and be part of the beginning of fulfillment of Billy Graham's prophetic word.

What does healing look like at a "Trail of Healing" meeting?  Pastor Rhodes went up to a man who joined the church during the meeting Sunday and introduced himself.  The gentleman replied, "David it's me".  The appearance of the man attending the meetings had been so drastically transformed that Pastor Rhodes didn't recognize him although he had visited the church before and David knew him personally.  As we were driving home late Sunday evening we changed routes at the last minute and traveled down Hwy 287 from Decatur to Dallas.  A short distance down the highway we passed a billboard that simply said "Healing Hearts".  God's purpose for this mission had been accomplished.  As meeting leaders Merrie, Tom and I stayed out of the Lord's way and let Him fulfill His purpose in the "Trail of Healing" meetings.

I could continue for days and still not properly cover everything the Lord accomplished in the 3 days we came together.  Physical healings took place, especially in bones and joints,  and hearts were healed as people were released, commissioned and sent out from Snyder to the nations.  We have started on "the Trail" and it will continue.  Plans are in place to for a series of "Trail of Healing" meetings commencing the last weekend of January 2011 in Natchitoches, Louisiana and progressing to the border of Texas and Mexico. Start making your plans now to join us as we traverse the "El Camino Real de los Tejas" and release healing along this "Trail".

If you would like any additional information on how you can be part of these "Trails of Healing" contact me at our Kenshire email address.

Blessings and see you on the trail!

Ken Bryan

It's Always Been a Special Time

I can clearly remember some of my early Thanksgivings.  In Iowa (early grade school) we would gather with family and friends for a large meal, but my favorite part was watching patriotic filmstrips (yes, I said filmstrips - not videos, DVDs, etc).  One was the story of the Pilgrims.

A memorable Thanksgiving took place during my first year of seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.  We went to the farm at Monona, Iowa.  The house was filled with family (my grandfather, aunts, uncles and cousins).  Snow was on the ground and we made ice cream with icicles.  My wife Kay was excited that we were going to have Turkey and dressing until she saw the dressing.  It was not.  It was stuffing.  She had to ask, "What is that?"  It was obviously not southern cornbread dressing.

Over the years we have had special gatherings of family in Iowa and Texas.  They comprise my fondest memories. 

Well. this is turning out to be another really memorable Thanksgiving.  We usually spend Thanksgiving with my mom and dad (we will see them at Christmas).  But this year my son Josh (home on R&R from Afghanistan) and his wife Andrea and son Nate will join us the day after Thanksgiving.  On Thanksgiving day Kay and I will have our daughter Amy, our daughter Katie and her family (Tim, Katie, T.J. and newly born Anna), Tim's parents (Bill and Debra), Tim's sister and family (Rik, Sarah and Piper), and Kay's brother Terry.The table will be set with a feast of food and friends.

It's hard not to be thankful when so many blessings have been showered upon us.  But our greatest gift and blessing is the Lord.  He alone is worthy of all thanks, praise, glory and worship.  In His Name,  I speak blessings over all of you!  Have a joyous and memorable Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Glorious Day


Today, November 19, 2010, my granddaughter Anna Katelynn Leckie was born.  She is 20 inches long and weighs 7 lbs 13 ozs.  She is beautiful.  Mom Katie is doing fine.  TJ will meet his new sister after his afternoon nap.  Tim's parents arrived from Arkansas moments before she was born.  Bill and I declared blessings over our new granddaughter.

The other part of this glorious day is Josh.  He is returning home tomorrow for his R&R.  He will arrive at DFW airport tomorrow morning and we will have a chance to see him before he catches his connecting flight to Midland to see Andrea and Nate.

Thank you Lord.  This is a glorious day.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Releasing a Mantle of Harvest over Texas

The Lord began to speak to the elders of Prince of Peace Church about three months ago that we were going to have our “time reset.”  You can listen to a message on this from September 26, 2010 by going to the “Sunday Messages” link at www.pophop.org.  There were many confirming messages that it was going to be a switch from Sunday morning to Friday night.  

The Lord would not release a specific strategy.  We kept praying and waiting.  In the above mentioned sermon, one of our elders, Joe Stark, and I shared vivid dreams we both had the same night regarding the need for Prince of Peace (and the church at large) to shed off any remaining “religious” garments and to move ahead at His voice and command.

While attending Christ the King Church in Waco (following the Gonzales assignment) the Lord clearly gave direction as Pastor Ramiro Pena spoke. We are going to shift to Friday nights – BUT JUST THE FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT OF EACH MONTH.  The rest of the month will be our regular schedule.  

This First Friday, the Lord said, will be a time to release a HARVEST MANTLE on and through Prince of Peace.  We are meeting that Friday night so that Saturday and Sunday we can be actively involved in imparting, releasing and gathering harvest in the Arlington/DFW/Texas area.

WE ASK YOU TO JOIN US THIS FRIDAY (November 5) as we release the mantle.  Worship starts at 7 PM at Prince of Peace Church (1701 Martin Luther Drive in Arlington). Pastor Ramiro Peña will be speaking.
Ramiro and Orphalinda Peña are the founders and pastors of Christ the King Baptist Church of Waco and the founders of Peña Fiel, Inc. The Lord has used them to plant 10 other churches in Texas, Mexico, Cuba and India since 1996.

Ramiro began in youth ministry in 1982 and was licensed and ordained as a Baptist pastor in 1985 in Temple, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor University with a B.A. in Religion and has done graduate work in Philosophy and Business. A frequent speaker for revivals, crusades and events for men, he has ministered in Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Argentina, Singapore, India and Germany. He has served on several ministry boards and currently serves on the Baylor University Board of Regents.