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The Ministry of the Night

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Thursday, June 16, 2011, In : Encouragement 
A very sweet believer decided one night to send this word from AW Tozar to people on his email list. Ricky Aquas didn't know what I was wrestling with the last few days but this word was exactly what I needed. Let me share it with you struggling saint. 


The Ministry of the Night
If God has singled you out to be a special object of His grace you may expect Him to honor you with stricter discipline and greater suffering than less favored ones are called upon to endure.

And right here let me an...

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Quick Fix or Complete Overhaul!

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Thursday, April 2, 2009, In : Encouragement 

I believe that these words might be a little controversial, it will spark within you either support or strong disagreement.  I don't believe that you will be able to walk away neutral on what I am going to share with you about the state of the church in North America. 

I pray that as your emotions begin to rise up and boil over, please allow the words I share be filtered through the word of God and prayer and soul reflection. I pray you will seek access to the Spirit of God to aid you in the ...

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You Are My Beloved

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, In : Encouragement 

Listen, My Beloved,

Everywhere you look today, look for love…you will see me.

See love in the eyes of family and friends

See love in the eyes of a stranger.

Wherever you go today, know that I am there.

I am in the deepest valley and on the highest mountaintop.

I am in the darkest shadows and the brightest light.

I live within your heart as peace, strength, and hope.

Beloved, follow your heart today, and trust Me.

Trust Me for guidance in all that you do.

Follow your heart today,...

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Incredible Emptiness!

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Monday, March 30, 2009, In : Encouragement 

Listening to the Relient K song "give until there is nothing left" I started to reflect on what it means to “give my life" away.  As I thought about all the things that I have given up in my service to Christ I thought quietly to myself, "is there a limit to how much we can give?"

Has anyone outside of Jesus ever given it all away?  Paul was poured out like a drink offering which ultimately led to his eventual execution.  John gave it all and it led him to be dropped into a caldron ...

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Chills, Spills, and Thrills

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Monday, March 30, 2009, In : Encouragement 

In the way of success or failure there seems to be a very pivotal moment when providence frames a path to great success or a near miss of fortune leading to a face flattening failure.  Are you seeking to fulfill a dream?  Are you battling to make your way through the hard places and on the verge of collapse?  Why do some of us find the way of success and some the rocky road of painful regret?

I do not have all the answers.  I do not know why some of you are emotionally broken and destitu...

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Build the Impossible!

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Monday, March 30, 2009, In : Encouragement 

And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do [it]; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God--my God--[will be] with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.

Do you believe that you are called to reach people for Christ?  Do you hurt inside for people who you know are lost and without hope?  Are you tired of watching your friends fall prey to the lies of the enemy?  Do you w...

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Jonathan David Keener There have been times when the Lord has interrupted my day with strong utterances from the Father thru the Spirit. These are words that flow from my heart and personal, and sometimes the Lord will have a word sent to me by another. They are timely words from the Body of Christ and encourage my heart. If we allow the Lord to move on our hearts we will hear collectively the Voice of the Spirit calling us back to the Father. By a deepening in our love of the Savior of all mankind. Shalom, Jonathan

 The sounding of the shofar

Literally sounds like a freight train

 A view of Jerusalem from a tomb 

on top of Mt Olivet

 The Garden of Gethsemane

 Ciaphasis' House - basement level 

where our Lord waited before He was to 

be tried by the Sanhedrim!

 We Put Him in This Place!

Caiaphas the high priest house


A first century church setting

 Heaven came down on Mt Carmel

In a time when the People of God were not walking before the Lord obediently!

 2008 Pics of TBTS for Jesus!

We take back the mountain

they call -- Pilot Mountain