Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Journey Jan. 2011

Hello Beloved,

I know that it has been a while since my last letter, I hope that all has been well with you and your family. It has certainly been a busy semester for me, but the Lord has been pouring out blessing and ministry has been very fruitful.

I was able to see some when I visited for the holidays, but was not able to visit everyone. Some great things have happened since last I wrote.

First was at Harvest Fest, a music festival around Labor Day. We partnered with a local street ministry for the second year to minister at this event. We had much more success this likely from the seeds we planted last year. Many were healed physically and spiritually this year.

Baptizing one of my guys the first week of school.
Second was an event we had right before Thanksgiving. We called it the King’s Banquet. Bethany partnered with a ministry called Trinity Works, http://www.trinityworks.org/, to along with volunteers from at least 50 other churches and ministries to put on a true feast for just under 300 impoverished people. It produced lots of fruit and could write pages about it.

Another blessing, personally, is that my finances for this year have been less than half of last year. God has poured out His blessing, it has increased my faith greatly. So for the rest of the semester I have two options:

$1,865.00 by the end of January or $510.00/month for 4 months.

This is great considering I paid about $5,000 a semester last year. I hope that you can help in this endeavor, but if not your prayers are always needed also.

I have a few prayer requests:

† Fruitful Ministry-that the gospel would go forth in the Twin Cities.

† Discipleship- I am mentoring 6 freshmen this semester.

† Finances

† Good Grades

I hope the Lord blesses you with His countenance. Thanks for all your support.


Eric Rainwater

Sunday, January 9, 2011

White War Horses-I Thess 3, Joel 3, Rev. 19, Job 39

Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Yeshua, direct our way to you, and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Yeshua with all his saints.

Hasten and come,
all you surrounding nations,
and gather yourselves there.
Bring down your warriors, O Lord.

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.

“Do you give the horse his might?
Do you clothe his neck with a mane?
Do you make him leap like the locust?
His majestic snorting is terrifying.
He paws in the valley and exults in his strength;
he goes out to meet the weapons.
He laughs at fear and is not dismayed;
he does not turn back from the sword.
Upon him rattle the quiver,
the flashing spear, and the javelin.
With fierceness and rage he swallows the ground;
he cannot stand still at the sound of the trumpet.
When the trumpet sounds, he says ‘Aha!’
He smells the battle from afar,
the thunder of the captains, and the shouting."

Oh, how I await the day I will mount that war pony and ride into glorious battle against the evil that rules this present age. I think I will get to ride him for enternity also! Oh what a great and terrible day that will be!