“THEN SHALL BE BROUGHT TO PASS THE SAYING THAT IS WRITTEN… O DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING? O GRAVE, WHERE IS THY VICTORY?” HALLELUJAH! “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY”! I Cor . 15:54-55
Oh, blessed partner — will you come with me? Let’s W.O.W. (walk on water)!
Have you ever considered what the greatest event in all history is? Yes, greater than all creation — even greater than the cosmos: the sun, moon, stars; yes, even earth itself! Science estimates that this vast space they call the cosmos is at least 14 billion light years wide, filled with trillions of suns, moons, planets, and stars. Our nearest neighbor of stars we call the Milky Way is but one of billions of such galaxies — each containing trillions of even more stars! My little computer brain goes tilt about here, but guess what? Our God numbers them all and even calls each one by name! No wonder the Psalmist cries: “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psa. 19:1).
But of all these mind boggling acts of our God, one stands out above and more glorious than them all. Yes, greater than eternity past, greater than eternity yet future; one mountain peak that towers above it all —
“It is the Good News about his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who…being raised from the dead he was proved to be the mighty Son of God, with the holy nature of God himself”! Rom. 1:3-4 TLB
Oh, dear partners — WOW again! Let’s stop right here for a serious PRAISE and WORSHIP meeting! Glory to our God most High! We lift our hands and voices in mighty praise to the One who has saved us and brought us into the family — yes, INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD! No wonder in the book of Revelation we see a glorious picture of our risen Lord:
“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” Rev. 1:18
Oh, praise God — because of His glorious resurrection, I’ll see my sweet mother, father, brothers, and sister again; yes, right after I meet Jesus! Did you ever think about what you will do when you first meet HIM? I think I will be flat on my face with tears of joy, reaching out just to touch one nail scarred foot! Please, Father, “THY KINGDOM COME!”
So, what could be better than going to heaven? Someone wisely stated, “Taking someone with you!” But, even better than that for this great TBN family would be for us to take the WHOLE WORLD with us! And, that is what we are working to do.
In the nearly 38 years of TBN’s existence we know of many millions who have accepted Jesus, thanks to today’s awesome technology. Could any of us ever have dreamed that one little station, KTBN-TV Channel 40, would grow by the hand of God to thousands of stations, cable stations, 77 great international satellite footprints and now, very soon, iTBN, our newest Internet station that will carry all 10 of our current 24/7 networks?! This station will be interactive; all of TBN’s programming almost from the beginning can be recalled and viewed at your command.
This station is also the answer to the need for many more foreign language networks. Here, once more, is where you and I, this great TBN family, will move again. Thousands of languages and dialects — can we do it? Jan and I are ready if you are. The new iTBN can contain it, so I say: LET’S DO IT! The cost? We really do not know for sure — it will be expensive; but once again it will be pennies per soul, maybe even less.
So where does this awesome journey end? The apostle Paul tells us clearly — get ready to shout:
“Behold, I show you a mystery…. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we [who are alive] shall be changed.” 1 Cor. 15:51-52
All in favor, say “AYE”! I’m ready for my new body! How about you? I think most of us, like the apostle Paul, “know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs…even we ourselves groan within ourselves…waiting for the…redemption of our body” (Romans 8:22-23 NKJV).
Dear partners we are nearly home, but until then let’s take the whole world with us! “Impossible,” you say? Well, we leave some things with God who makes all things possible! Come on, faithful partners, look at what God has permitted us to do so far. I know one thing: I want to be throwing another “BIG SWITCH” when the trumpet sounds!
I know last month was Praise-a-Thon month — thank you from our hearts! Without YOU there would be no TBN. But I am appealing to you once more: the big bills are coming in for iTBN. I know Jan and I can count on you, because I believe we are mentioned in the Bible! Read it and shout!
“The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.” Psa. 68:11.
We claim this word for dear old TBN! Hallelujah!