Let God Arise and let His enemies be scattered...Psalm 68:1
Let God Arise Ministries Inc.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Let God Arise and let His enemies be scattered...

LGAM November-December 2020 Newsletter

   

    

From the Desk of Brother Tom

 

Let God Arise Ministries Inc.

 “Ministering God’s Love in the County & City Jails”

E-mail: LGAM3@knology.net Website: www. letgodarise.org                                                                

Thomas M Bridges, Chaplain 

 “Let God Arise and let His enemies be scattered”......Psalm 68:1

 


"If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers - most of which are never even seen - don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, and do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative and God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 6:30-34 MSG  “Celebrating 28+ years of service to Jesus Christ since September 1992".


 Following his greatest victory, at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863, Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson was scouting ahead of the lines with members of his staff when tragedy struck. In the pitch blackness of the early spring evening, Jackson and his men were mistaken for Union cavalry and fired upon by their own side. Jackson sustained a severe wound to his upper left arm, necessitating amputation. Upon hearing the news, victorious General Robert E. Lee remarked, “He has lost his left arm, but I have lost my right.”  For over 25 years of serving in the Montgomery County Detention Facility, I had the great honor of serving with one of the most loving, caring and spiritually sensitive Christians, My dear friend and mentor Mr. James M. Reinhardt. I was reminded of this famous quote from General Robert E Lee about the loss of his top military leader Lt. General “Stonewall” Jackson and understand exactly how Gen. Lee felt upon his loss of such a Great warrior and Christian leader as Stonewall Jackson. Stonewall Jackson was credited with The Confederate States Army revival which was a series of Christian revivals which took place among the Confederate States Army in 1863. It is generally regarded as part of the Third Great Awakening. I regard Jim as a true Southern Gentleman. He was gentle, kind and most sensitive when the Holy Spirit would move during chapel service. He always had a keen eye on those who were receiving God’s message and would encourage those who seemed to be missing what God was saying. He would introduce himself to the inmates as (JIM=Jesus In Me). One day as I was sharing the word of God I said something like this is, “My Job” in my talk. Later after service Jim pulled me aside and said, “Tom this is not your Job but rather your Joy”. What a Joy in sharing Christ alongside Jim. I remember on 9/11/2001 when I entered the MCDF lobby I noticed Jim starring at the lobby TV. He waved me over and said, “Look at this Tom a plane crashed into the twin tower”. We both thought it was an accident until a few minutes later the second plane struck the other twin tower and we knew this was no accident. During chapel service that day three Muslims attended chapel service which was unusual. They were laughing and joyful as if they had just won a great victory. I looked at Jim and through tears he confronted these three men with such truth and love that the Holy Spirit fell on everyone in the chapel that day. Silence fell on everyone including the three Muslim inmates. The last several years of his life I would pick Jim up and we would ride together. He would always come out his front door with arms stretched toward heaven and shout “This is the day the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24 Jim loved God, his family and every person the Lord brought across his path. I can hear Jim’s last words which were spoken by Gen “Stonewall Jackson” Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees. God’s Blessings to all Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! In Christ’s Agape Love, Tom & Beth  

 Chapel Stats for 2020: Daily Breads 1000 Prayer Cards/Needs 100+  Attendance 100+ Bibles 95+  Total Salvations to date 27,300+   



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