Several weeks ago Chris Burge, our National Director in charge of the Joshua Generation Outreach sent me a link from the Elijah Generation Newsletter, with the subject line “Strengthen the Foundations.”
The article entitled “The Lord is Bringing Forth Stonecutters” is written by the well-known prophet Bob Jones. In the article Jones states “The Lord is bringing forth stonecutters. They are His elders and His government – The five-fold ministries. The first thing they will be preparing is the foundation stones for a new temple and a new movement of the Holy Spirit.”
Chris sent me the “Bob Jones article” because it reminded him of the prophetic vision that God gave the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in 2001 through a prophetic man in Oregon by the name of Ivan Sisk. (See last month’s FGBMFA Presidents Newsletter for the full content of Ivan’s vision.) Both Bob Jones and Ivan Sisk tell us by the Spirit of God, that they see God preparing a new temple, and a new move of the Holy Spirit. Bob Jones sees the Lords elders and His government – the fivefold ministry, preparing foundation stones for the construction of a new temple and a new move of the Holy Spirit in the whole body of Christ; while Ivan Sisk’s vision saw the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in the form of a temple being torn down to the ground and being completely rebuilt with the exception of the Foundation stones, the Vision that God gave to Demos Shakarian. Bob Jones was speaking to the whole body of Christ, Ivan Sisks vision was speaking of only that part of the of the body of Christ called the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship. In Ivan’s Vision the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship was being re-built on the same foundation, that the original Fellowship was built upon, “the Vision that God gave to Demos Shakarian”, the vision of “reach men” everywhere with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
If you are not familiar with the Elijah list newsletter it is a compilation of articles from various prophetic voices in the earth. You may view it by clicking on the following link: www.elijahlist.com
On July 4th, 2013, FGBMFA will convene our Seventh National Convention in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. We are Coming together asking God to “show us His glory” (Exodus 33:18). When we selected this theme for our convention we realized that we were reaching well beyond anything we have asked of Him in the past. If we hope to see the “Glory of God” manifest in our convention we must come to Dallas with prepared and open prepared hearts.
Man was created by God to co-exist with His glory. But for us to experience His Glory we must come to the Convention with open and prepared hearts knit together in total unity.
Last week the Holy Spirit confronted me personally concerning my own readiness to experience God’s glory. I have been so busy with my personal and business matters that I have been ignoring my time with the Lord in his word. I have been praying much in the Holy Spirit, but I have not spending quality time in the word of God, (with Jesus). Men, you and I are human, it is easy to become distracted by the issues of life that press continually against us. And like me you may not have been pressing in to the Spirit of God, preparing your heart for a move of God in our Dallas/Fort Worth Convention. I have written this June Newsletter to encourage you to join with me during the next three weeks by preparing your heart to receive the “Glory of God” in our Dallas Convention.
So between now and our Convention please join with me in prayer, and the word of God, preparing our hearts to receive a marvelous move of God in Dallas. May I suggest that you pull out and reread that copy of “The Glory of God” by Pastor Guillermo Maldonato which I recommended to you earlier this year.
We in are now in the process of rebuilding this temple called the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America on its original foundation, the Vision that God gave to Demos Shakarian. And like the Israelites who came back from the Babylonian captivity to rebuild the Jewish Temple, in the book of Haggai, God is asking us “Who is left among you who saw this Fellowship in its former glory? And how do you see it now? In comparison with it, is it not in your eyes as nothing? Yet now be strong all you men of the Fellowship, says the Lord, and work, for I am with you, says the Lord of hosts. According to the word that I covenanted with you when I gave Demos the “Original Vision” in 1953. My Spirit remains among you, do not fear… (Haggai 3-5). Men join with me between now and July 4th, in preparing your heart for a major move of God in our Seventh Annual National Convention, in Dallas Fort Worth, Texas July 4-6, 2013.
Prayerfully Submitted By,
Robert W. Bignold
Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America