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June 20, 2009
Dear Friend of Mary Craig Ministries,
In March of 2008 I received a directive to go to Iceland and Greenland, to declare God's Name from North to South, East to West; to release healing into the seas that it may flow into the oceans; that God will make bitter waters sweet. In December of 2008, I received from the Lord that He is roaring with a roar that will be heard over all the Middle East, that we should watch and be ready.
God's pattern is to come with a controversy with His people, with an indictment, in order that they see their sin, repent, and turn back to Him so that He can restore, heal, and bless His people and the land. In the word from December, 2008, the controversy was with God's people, that they do not love the truth but presume upon His grace; that He will teach them His ways for He is coming for a holy Bride and these must be prepared to receive/handle His glory, who He is. He is the Glorious One and a consuming fire, and in this word I received a call to go to Iceland and Greenland to release the glory of the Covenant Lord to cover the earth. "I will crown the earth with My glory and I will prevail against evil and darkness for I am the LORD and no man will prevail against Me."
Again, in April of 2009, I was instructed to build and to plant, to uproot and to destroy, to set the nations in order, to go to nations where I am sent, to rout and to ruin, to plunder and to pluck from the fire, to go to Iceland and announce the coming of the Glorious One in their midst. "Rout out the demons of ancestry, alcohol, abuse, Abaddon, Apollyon, [king of destruction], anger, adversary, adversarial entities, confusion, collective pride, organized crime, violence, cloaking of righteousness, covetousness, clever, conspiracy, all that is hidden, secret, in the dark. Rebuke darkness, poverty of soul, bludgeoning of animals/seals, killing for greed/profit not for food, waste…Be gracious. I will complete all work I have in My heart and mind to do in Iceland and in Greenland. As you touch the soil you release that work I will do. You are the Instrument of Release. I am the Arm of the LORD. You, a mouth for the Voice of the Lord; I, the Arm for the hand of the Lord, an outstretched arm…Go in peace. Trust Me…"
June 10-17, I was accompanied by Wanda Barlow and Marcia Murray. We prayed at different locations around Reykjavik, including the place where President Reagan met with Gorbachev, an original Viking settlement, government buildings, pagan worship locations, the power plant, and other strategic sites.
Sunday, June 14th, after a wonderful time of worship and testimony, I gave a message to the Fildelfia Church of God in Reykjavik. With the help of three of their congregation, we formally called Iceland to repentance and resurrection. After an inspirational sermon by Pastor Helgi on the life and character of Daniel, I had the congregation divide into small groups to pray for Iceland. The presence of God was strong; it proved to be a very anointed time of prayer.
This trip was about the glory of the Lord covering and filling the earth. (Numbers 14.21; Ps 72.19) In the days of Noah, the earth was filled with violence. (Gen. 6.11) God prevails; as His glory is the fullness of the whole earth. (Is. 6.3) For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the earth. (Hab. 2.14) This is Iceland's struggle-the Viking spirit of violence, marauding, pirating, and plundering (Amalekite) opposing the glory of God filling the earth.
This trip also concerned the conservation of God's good creation. All around was beauty, "big sky country." Icelanders are friendly to tourists, fun, soft-spoken, hearty, with long life spans, a pure water supply, and very careful in their use of everything. The end of this month David and Betty Patten go to Iceland to complete our Iceland mission assignment. They will circle Iceland via the Ring Road and fly up to Grimsey Island in the Arctic Circle.
To date, MCM world missions has sent 30 different people in addition to myself on 37 mission trips to 68 nations. As you have given to the cause of Christ, you participate in the blessing of God's love for every people, tribe, and nation. Thank you! Coming up will be Angola and the Galilee region of Israel. Help us go!
On another note, I want to share with you from a little book I read on this trip, The Man Who Talks with the Flowers, The Life Story of Dr. George Washington Carver by Glenn Clark, Macalester Park Publishing Co., 1939. In telling of Carver's close relationship with the Creator, Glenn Clark provides three keys to prayer, believing the promises of God, and discovering how to talk to the Creator and listen to His creation. Carver knew he knew nothing. He didn't know who his parents were, what his name was when born, or the date he was born. But he did know that true wisdom comes from God. Carver cast aside convention in the pursuit of truth. He could look at what others considered "waste," and see a way to make something useful. He saw personal tragedy as serving a larger purpose in his life, that God's disappointments can become God's appointments. He believed in God's providence. With God's guidance, he worked miracles with plants, the peanut, the sweet potato, and clay. His inventions "saved the farmers of the South." His keys:
1. Love. Love God's good creation with a fear and awe of the Creator in the presence of His creation. Love is a magnet which draws all things unto it and which will lead to the revealing of secret truths hidden even in rocks and stones. Carver loved every aspect of God's creation, even every flower. His love bloomed into joy and brought healing. Psalm 19
2. Humility. Deep humility results in the relaxing of all self-imposed emotions, a forgetting, a selflessness. Carver sought to be as relaxed in his relationship to the Creator as the lilies of the field who toil not, neither do they spin, yet are glorious. He detached himself from all that binds in this world, tied only to God. He called selfishness the "I" disease. Psalm 24, Matthew 5.24-34
3. Expectancy born of faith. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Carver saw the wonder of God's creation. He was awestruck. He had an expectancy that found "tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." (Clark, p. 42) Psalm 33, Romans 4
"There are certain things, often
very little things, like the little peanut,
the little piece of clay, the little flower that cause you to look within-and
then it is that you see into the soul of things." George Washington Carver
These three keys lead to the joy of life and the joy of living, the joy of coming into the place God has for you, the exuberance of filling that place in life. (Clark, p. 45) And now here's a little poem about George Washington Carver written by Glenn Clark, published in his book in 1939.
He arose from the black loam of slavery,
Was a brother to weeds, ferns, and flowers,
From them he caught wisps of God's whisper
As he reshaped this sad world of ours.
He gathered the clays from the hillsides,
From the meadows took ragweed and grass,
From the peanut and simple potato
Brought myriad marvels to pass.
He was gentle of speech, sly of humor,
He was humble, simple and wise;
Born a slave, he faced life as a master,
While his Master's light shone through his eyes.
Rev. Jim Craig, the MCM Board, and I thank you for your generous support. As you give generously, gladly, graciously, and as the Holy Spirit guides, you enable us to minister in Christ's Name to the lost, to the hungry, to the thirsty, to the broken, to the displaced, to the forgotten, to the orphaned, and to the poor. June 27th is our next Barnabas Project distribution here in South Florida. Hundreds of families will be blessed, encouraged, and given a little lift of hope during these difficult times. Likewise, we are reaching out to more and more people through MCM media outreach, Bible teaching, worship services, evangelism, "refrigerator ministry," healing, and the small group ministries of Craighouse®.
Serving the Lord of Glory,
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But as truly as I live, all
the earth shall be filled With the glory of the LORD. (Numbers 14.21)
Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who only does wondrous things.
And blessed be His glorious Name forever: And let the whole earth be filled with His glory;
Amen and Amen. (Psalm 72.18, 19)
And we know that the son of God is come, and has given us
An understanding, that we may know Him that is true,
And we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ.
This is the true God, and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. (1 John 5.20, 21)
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