The Chain Breaker Changes Lives

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Recently my Husband & I went to a Zach Williams concert & also saw an interview he did about his life. Once thing stuck out to me, The Chain breaker produces a change life. Zach talked about how his life was filled with choices that took him away from God, his family, & the dreams he had in his life. He shared how he got into the party life. He lost his scholarship he got for basketball. He started a band and the party life style got more a part of his life than God & his family. Finally when he got to the bottom and was about to loose his marriage & children, God moved on his life. What came next is what touched my heart. 

Zach talked about how God reached out to him. He had never left Zach. God was right there through all those choices he made. When Zach finally surrendered to God’s calling, he walked out on the band he was in and went home a changed man. He wrote these following songs that have changed many lives. 

Chain Breaker – 

If you’ve been walking the same old road for miles and miles

If you’ve been hearing the same old voice tell the same old lies

If you’re trying to feel the same old holes inside

There’s a better life

There’s a better life

If you’ve got pain

He’s a pain taker

If you feel lost

He’s a way maker

If you need freedom or saving

He’s a prison-shaking Savior

If you’ve got chains

He’s a chain breaker

God wants you to have a better life. There is one that wants you to lose everything. But THE Chain Breaker, Jesus Christ, came so you could have life. 

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

He is your pain taker. He took your pain on The Cross. 

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 John 3:8  For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Song of Deliverance –

Hard times and high waters

On the road that I have wandered

Bridges left burning

A lot of dead-end learning

Stone walls, I’ve built up

Trapped by the way I’ve been livin’

I don’t wanna be a prisoner

I don’t wanna be a prisoner

I will sing a song of deliverance

I will lift my hands and drop these chains

Walk out free in Jesus name

I will sing a song of deliverance

Whoa, Hallelujah

Whoa-ho, I am free

Romans 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Ephesians 2:8-9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Galatians 5:1  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Freedom – 

I felt the flames, I heard death knocking

My hands were tied, my feet were bound

Buried alive, covered in ashes

My soul was 6 feet under ground

Then you rolled that stone away

You pulled me from the grave

Praise the Lord I saw the light

And I’ll never be the same

The devil whisper little lies

He tried to steal my victory

But I starred those demons in the eyes

Cause these boots gonna crush the enemy

I got that freedom, freedom in my soul

I got that fire, fire in my bones

I got that resurrection

Got that hallelujah

I got that freedom, freedom in my soul

Got that resurrection

Got that hallelujah

Got that new creation

Got that the blood of Jesus

Got that fire burning

Got that holy spirit

Got that Sunday’s coming and I can’t stop singin’

Freedom, freedom in my soul

I got that fire, fire in my bones

I got that resurrection

Got that hallelujah

I got that freedom, freedom in my soul

This song has the death, burial, & resurrection of Jesus in it. Thank God that because of what Jesus did we can have a changed life. We once were dead and now are alive. We once were lost and now we are found. 

This last one is a song and a prayer for many. For those who have surrendered to Jesus and what He did for us have felt this song deeply. There are time when we fall on our knees and pray this song. 

Wash Clean – 

Father open up my eyes

So I might truly see

Everything you have done for me

Lord I’m tired and I’m torn

My face is on the floor

Break these chains and set me free

Father take away my pride

Just set it all aside

So I might hear what you have to say

Lord I’m tired if all my guilt

I’m tired of all my shame

Break these chains and set me free

Cause I been living a lie that I just couldn’t see

And holding on to things that I just didn’t need

But you took these hands and washed them clean

Oh like a blind man lost in the middle of the night

You came down and you opened my eyes

And I won’t ever be the same

Oh that’s what Jesus

Jesus did for me

Solo over verse

So now I’ve opened up my eyes

And swallowed all my pride

I finally let you lead the way

And I fall down on my knees

I’m just a Brother of your Grace

And I won’t ever be the same

Going to the concerts and listing to Zach’s life story really shows how God can turn a life around, Save a family, and touch many through Zach’s story and songs. The Chain Breaker Jesus Christ has changed my life and so many others. My prayer is as others hear Zach’s story and songs they too will meet The ONLY true Chain Breaker…. JESUS CHRIST! #ChainBreaker

Thanks Zach for sharing your life with us all and for these powerful songs. 

For Zach’s website Click Here

 

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The Newsboys United – The Cross

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Recently my husband and I went to The Newsboys United tour. It was one of the places we went for our 25th anniversary. We don’t always go VIP, but this time we did. What a great experience we had.

One highlight was being in the question and answer session with hundreds of other people. Every time someone got up and ask a question they also gave a testimony on how their life was changed or touched by the Newsboys music and by their daily walk with this Lord.

Music can be a powerful thing. But music with no anointing is just music. The Newsboys United Tour is more than just music. The Band truly plays for The Lord. They are very humble and thankful for what God has done in their lives.

One of the songs that still is in my head each morning when I awake is “The Cross Has The Final Word”.  They started the song out with a video of Billy Graham. He talked about The Cross and how cruel it was of all punishments. How Jesus was made fun of, mocked, beaten, and so much more. How through Jesus we can have forgiveness of sin. He could have come down off the Cross at any moment. But He stayed there for everyone. He loves you. Only through Jesus is there any hope & forgiveness of sin. Many say is there any hope for me, the drunk, prostitute, robbers, murders, people who have done evil things privately and corporately. Is there any hope for you and I? The Cross is the only way!!!!

Then the Newsboys came out and did their song. What a powerful moment. We used our cell phone and video taped it. May this video move you to a respose to Jesus and what He did at the Cross. The Cross surely has the final word!!! You can be set free today. Your life can be changed. You can be forgive. Surrender to Jesus and what He did for you in LOVE….

 

#NewsboysUnited #PeterFuler

Check out their website: Click Here

Third Day Farewell Tour 2018

 

 

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I hear about a lot of farewell tours but this one has me thinking a lot about life. My husband & I have had the privilege of meeting Third Day. Third Day has been around 25 years. My Husband & I are celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year. We are doing our own tour this year to celebrate our 25 yrs. It’s not final tour but it is a kick off for our next assignment from the Lord. Just like Third Day they too will have new adventures for God in their lives. 

It was such a blessing for us to go to see Third Day at many concerts. The experience was more than just watch & listening to music. Third Day reaches out to those who have not received Christ & causes those who do know Christ to go deeper in their walk. They spark revival and fire in your soul. 

God has used this band to bring liberty & freedom to many. Even though this is called a farewell tour, I think just like their name says, Yes it is the Third Day & Sunday is here. This is a new beginning for them and a new chapter in their lives. We will continue to pray for them and for God to continue to use them mightily in their new season of life. 

So make plans today to join them in this tribute to their fans. Below is a link to more information and some live concerts.

This was one of my favorite times:

The Otherside: By Third Day – Winterfest at Liberty University 2013

 

Then Here :

Third Day bringing in the New Year of 2014 At Liberty University Winterfest.

 

Here is one with

Steven Curtis Chapman & Third Day

 

Then The last one

Sing a Song :By Third Day at Liberty University Winterfest 2013

Here is their website for more information: Click Here 

A Band who Brings Hope: Carrollton

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One of our Favorite bands is Carrollton. Their new album will be coming out soon and I am so excited about it. I love this new single called “Shelter”

Just a few of the lyrics:

In the valley of the shadow where my plans turn to dust. When I am walking through the unknown in the waiting I will trust. When the sky falls, when the flood comes, let the rushing water rise. When my soul is warn and weary and I have no place to hind, I KNOW YOU WON’T LET ME GO. Fortress for my soul, my Helper, You are my Shelter. You are my HOPE, My Anchor in the storm….

This song sure brings hope to the listener. I can’t wait to be there live at one of their concerts and sing this with the rest of the body of Christ. We have been at many of Carrollton’s concerts and they truly are anointed to bring people into the presence of God. The time of worship is amazing when you feel & see the whole audience raising their hands in total surrender to what God is doing in that very moment. Lives are being changed from the inside out!

“Despair but hope, doubt but faith. Life gives us unbelievable joys and deep sorrows, yet God keeps on.The band Carrollton, tells this truth through honest, open-handed songs born of questions, wonders and struggle.”(Taken from Their website)

“The message of what we’re doing is that we believe God is with us in the good and the bad, and often in the mundane in-between” Justin says. “We’re trying to share that with people. We just want to put our hearts out there and see hope rise up.”

Buy this single: Click Here   The album comes out Oct. 6th, make plans to buy it, you won’t be sorry.

 

 

 

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Faith Like Potatoes – The Angus Buchan Story

Angus Buchan is a farmer in Africa. God got a hold of him in 1979 and ever since then he has had such passion for the word of God. His vision includes:

1 The Great Commission – Mark 16:15

2 Caring for Orphans and Widows – James 1:27

3 Equipping Saints for the Work of Ministry – Matthew 28:20.

Faith Like Potatoes: The Story of a Farmer Who Risked Everything for God.

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
(Hebrews 11:1)

Shalom Ministries – click Here

Beth-Hatlaim orphanage – Click Here

Halalisani Farm School

Mighty Men Conferences – Click Here

The Paxton House – History Comes Alive

The Paxton House was built between 1828 and 1831 by Elisha Paxton.

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Taped at the Paxton House in Rockbridge County VA May 2016…

Taped at The Paxton House in Virginia May 2015

This is a video taken at the Original Paxton House 6 miles from Lexington, VA.
Built by Elisha Paxton, General Paxtons Father, around 1832.
We were the first to tour it upon its Opening for the May 2013 Open House.
Len and Angie Paxton Productions

Charles Billingsley’s New Album with a Mission

Charles Billingsley has a heart for people. His Music Ministry brings people into the presence of God. Now he is taking that anointing and using it for God’s Glory. What a great way to celabrate Christmas, make a donate to receive his new album.

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My heart breaks for refugees suffering in the Middle East. We must stop merely talking about our Christianity and follow Christ’s command to help those in need.                                        — Charles Billingsley

For a suggested donation of $35 or more, choose a CD or vinyl album, and a refugee will receive supplies for an entire month plus a storybook Bible!

Your donation will provide food, blankets, and other lifesaving supplies for refugee children and families far from home this Christmas.

To Pre-order yours today: Click Here

Here is a special video from Charles:

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Here is one of my favorite songs:

 

Check out this awesome interview with Charles Billingsley about his ministry & his new Christmas CD. #ChristmasForARefugee

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The Summit International School of Ministry

We had the opportunity to visit The Summit International School of Ministry near Harrisburg, PA

From the time we walked on the property until the time we left we felt that this truly is a different place.

The Summit is a bible school of Time Square Church in New York. Founded in 1994 through the ministry of David Wilkerson, we are located in Grantville, Pennsylvania on a beautiful 100-acre campus is situated near the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

They define their ministry as, “Living for the benefit of others”. We observed this first hand. We saw the students and the staff serving the meals, doing the dishes, washing windows and what ever was needed to make sure all the guest that visited were comfortable and well taken care of.

Many students gave us their testimony of how their lives have been changed by their time at the school. The students unplug all their electronic devises in order to hear The voice of God in a personal way. The students are involved in community outreaches, student led clubs, and so much more.

The Summit has a two year program and a post-graduate internship program. The Summit has articulation agreements with various Bible Schools and universities which accept their units toward the completion of a 4-year college degree. Their partnership with churches and para-churches offer a great opportunity for internship all over the world and may even led to a full time position.

For those who want to make a difference in the world this school will give you what you need to live your life, “for the benefit of others”.

It’s more than a bible school, it’s a place for transformation.

Check out their website: Click Here

 

 

A Camp with Kingdom Impact -Thomas Road Outpost

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This October we were blessed with a tour of the Thomas Road Outpost Camp. This was very excited because we live in Northern Michigan and the Camp is in Lynchburg, VA and we have been giving to this project.

Before I tell you about the camp, I want to share about my camping experience. I don’t remember how old I was, but I was old enough that it made an impact on my life. But this impact was not a Kingdom impact. I was so excited to be going on this camping trip with my friends. I had some really close friends that we did everything together and this was going to be the best time, so I thought. We were going to go canoe on the Au Sable River in Michigan.

To keep this story short I will just hit the highlights. I had a leader who didn’t look out for us, instead he brought drugs to give us. Not really understanding the impact this was going to have on me, wanting to be a part of the gang, I participated. Little did I know he also had other intentions. This was horrifying and even as I write this I can’t even think of the details, even though I have been set free from my past, I have no use in giving those events another look except to use it as a stepping stone to tell you that experience was no “Kingdom Impact”. There are many children who need to be rescued from the chance of having that same experience.

That is one reason I am passionate about this camp. My husband is the other. He had a vision many years ago about a place like Thomas Road Outpost Camp. One that would give so many a great outdoor experience and reach them for the Gospel. When we visited the camp in October we took a four wheeler to the top of the mountain. Along the way we saw the cabins that are being built, the zip line area, the place they will be having outdoor survival activities, and so much more.

Thomas Road Baptist Church has been involved in camping programs for over fifty years. In March 2014 they were given 500-acre parcel of land in the midst of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Peaks of Otter Region. It was donated to be repurposed as a youth camp with the emphasis of reaching at-rist youth from Virginia and the surrounding areas.  They also will be having Marriage seminars and other events.

Their focus is to reach thousand of children each year through Christ-centered camping experience in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. This is a place that children can leave the pressures and distractions of modern life behind and just be kids. They will experience camp life, have fun, but will be given hope and love. TRO encourages campers toward a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Each year they receive thousands of requests from the area but are unable to house them due to the limited space. They have the potential to reach so many with The Gospel of Jesus, bringing hope and healing to them. So that is why I am writing this post. I am reaching out to whoever reads this to please consider giving to this worth while project. Help TRO make that “Kingdom Impact” to as many as possible. You can help change a life.

Check out their website: Click Here

 

 

HELP US HELP THE CHILDREN

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Click Link: https://worldorphans.kindful.com/campaign/acts-2618

PLEASE HELP the children….

Here is our World Orphans page… Please consider sowing into our efforts for this great ministry,.. Len is doing a 5 mile walk in July as well as a literature walk to hand out info and increase awareness.. We believe in giving these kids a chance in life and discipling them in Christ…. Check it out.. No amount is too little or large. 100% of all funds go directly to WO.