Armor-Bearer Ministries, (ABM), a division of Healing Promises Ministries, is a Renewing Ministry that helps pastors. This ministry reverses worldly patterns that cling so closely and gives pastors a new empowerment that comes from meeting unencumbered with the Lord. In this surrounding of holy intimacy, and experiencing God’s rest and refreshing, a new intensity and revelation in understanding his word, (logos and rhema) creates a life-changing understanding. Paul writes in Ephesians 1:16-17, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory , may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.
Our ministry focuses on helping pastors receive this spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of the Lord in a way that will help them fulfill their ministries, and accomplish God’s will for their lives. Jesus said, “Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while.” Being alone with the Lord sounds so simple, and yet seems so difficult, with the daily tasks and encumbering obligations of a pastor’s position. We provide this time to those pastors whom the Lord provides to our ministry so that they can fulfill their ministries and return to their congregations to ready the bride for Christ’s return.
When Can I Go and Meet With God?
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
Simply meeting with our Father. No hidden agenda from man. No seminar. No coercion. No pressure. Just grace. Armor Bearer Ministries extends pure grace to pastors and their wives to come away and rest for awhile. As the Psalmist conveys in Psalms 42, we know that pastors thirst for the true living God, our Father.
And we know that only time with our Heavenly Father, alone, gives that holy intimacy that imparts wisdom and …
Probably the most important question that we can ask, is, "How can I know for sure, that I have eternal life?" In other words, when I die, physically and my body is no longer breathing, what happens?
A Message to Pastors
Who got saved at your church last week? We see pastors genuinely trying to do the best they can. We see pastors preaching eloquently about salvation, and talking about the components of salvation, i.e. conversion, justification, sanctification, etc. We see them earnestly believing that they are making a difference, and they are "mission minded" giving thousands and even millions of dollars to their church missions programs.
This ministry is about conveying the grace and mercy of God who has created all things, and seeks to save and redeem mankind. God's grace, mercy and love transcend human understanding when we truly reflect upon the essence of life. After we have argued, complained, criticized, accused and even shaken our fist at God, He continues in mercy to scan the horizon of this planet watching for those individuals to come home to his grace. Like the prodigal son, we have all sinned and fallen short of his glory, and like the prodigal son, which perhaps symbolizes God's grace in it's quintessential form, God the Father is waiting for us to simply repent of our sin, receive his grace and favor, and be reconciled to him.
“Living in the plan you didn’t make….”
“Don’t receive God’s grace in vain…”
“It’s easier to be legalistic in the Logos, than to be free in the Rhema…”
“You have to …expect… God to talk to you…”
“Weariness extracts grace, as ‘My power is made perfect in … weakness…”
“The perspective of God’s triumph is not the same as the perspective of… man’s triumph…”
“Understanding the essence of God, is to understand what God has caused us to become…
Understanding the essence of the world, is to understand what the world provides to obtain…
Action of faith vs action of greed / self…”
“God can’t speak to us, until we soften our hardened hearts…”
“It’s about listening, to me… (God)…”
“Know your assignment…”
“Why would I want to get my assignment from someone who doesn’t even know… ‘their’ assignment?
“Having an intimate relationship with Jesus…”
“The active element of God, Jesus, Holy Spirit… is what is missing with most…”