Earlier this year in May, the Lord asked my beautiful wife Cindy & I to go to every county in Ohio (88 in all) to release Worship, Prayer, Judicial decrees & to call forth the Justice of heaven at each courthouse. Even though we both have been on land assignments before this seemed to be a huge task and challenging at the same time, especially with a 17 year old car that is not in a great condition at the moment. Nevertheless, we started seeking the Lord for more direction and spent a few days with our good friends and spiritual parents Rick & Susan Parris at their 'glory-portal-out-in-the-country' spot and the Lord just started revealing strategies on how to go about this assignment and by the time we left the Parris' , we had a fully mapped out blue print schedule of the tour and four binders filled with all the necessary info on 88 counties and more direction and clarity on this vision. All this to say that the Lord gets really specific if you continue to ask HIM questions and seek HIM for heavenly strategies once you are given an assignment. Nothing is to be taken lightly in the Kingdom.
So here we are, two months later, about to venture on this journey with the Lord. I can't tell you how excited I am. One of the main things that excites me the most is that we have less than $500 out of the $10,000 budget as we drive to our 1st county in a few hours. Haha. In fact, I am glad that we DON'T have all the money raised for this tour on the first day. Why? 'Cause I think this would help us take it one day at a time and focus solely on the Father and trust HIM for every single need to be met and for every county to be reached and watch HIM come through with the provision that we need to fulfill this assignment. This was HIS idea anyway :) This Revival Tour is gonna take us 8 weeks to go to 88 counties and we are yet to figure out where we will be spending the night for almost 20 out of the 56 days. I do believe that HE will provide. HE has in the past and HE will in the days ahead. HE never changes. HE is faithful till the end. Just like Noah, I know this is a faith step that we needed to take and we are humbled and filled with joy in our hearts that we get to do it. We don't want to be a generation that says no to God because we don't have all the money and resources we need for the assignment. HE is the Provider and HE is able to sustain us if we only step out in Faith. In the Kingdom, Faith is spelled R-I-S-K !
Is God calling you to step out into something that seems impossible? Have you been ignoring HIS voice and putting things away just because you don't have the finances or talents or networks that you need? If you have heard the voice of your heavenly Father asking you to do something, the time is NOW for you to step out in Faith. Be a Noah in your generation and build your 'ark' and the generations that come after you will tell of the wonders that God did and the ways HE provided, just because you stepped out in Faith!
Last night we were prayed over by our dear friends from 7 Days of Praise (7daysofpraise.com) and words of wisdom and encouragement were spoken as the Father is launching us out from the capital city to every county in the state. It is an honor to be connected with this amazing family and other like minded friends who understand the vision and are standing with us in prayer and supporting us in every way you can. We love you all and appreciate you all so very much! We want you to know that we are in this journey TOGETHER! You may not get to go with us on the tour physically but our Father has connected us all for such a time as this to come together and join hands and to do our best! Stay tuned for updates and stories from the road. Believe with us for a mighty latter rain to come to Ohio and for Revival to spring forth from the 'Heart of it All' !!!
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With much Love & Joy,
Joseph & Cindy Mathew