We had a couple of trouble makers at the Mission and they poisoned the atmosphere that was filled with threats and intimidation. They were like cancer and corrupted everything. The leadership did nothing about it; and allowed this behavior to continue. They had gang affiliations; and history of gang violence. I aggressively tried to get them out; and received a number of threats. The Lord told me to keep quiet; and HE would take care of them, and to fast and pray. The Lord gave me this scripture; Mathew 17: 21 “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting”. I use to pray; “Lord how long must we endure this”? During the 40 day fast; the Lord showed me a vision of a sign posted on the outside door. The building was closed by the city. It was a future event. The ministry will survive; but the building won't. The ministry has been in existence for 54 years; and has been taken over by corrupt leadership.
Finally the day came when we were delivered; and they were put out. One left with the police, after a physical confrontation in the office. They both made death threats, and continued to do so. The entire spiritual atmosphere changed, and there was peace in the Mission.
Romans 6:1-2 “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein”?
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