The Apostle Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 3:1 (NKJV): “But know this, that in the last days perilous times (times of stress) will come.” We are there now! I continue to praise my Lord as I see His Holy hand working amid this virus! People are getting right with Him and seeing what is important in life! Dear ministers of the gospel who have felt for years that they are nobodies because they do not have large groups of people to minister to are using the media to get the messages that their great God has laid on their heart to deliver to the masses! Now they have an international ministry! Only Almighty God can do this for His faithful servants, and I praise His Holy name (Daniel 4:34-37)!
For many years, I have ministered to many privately. On most of these occasions, I cannot talk about it because of confidentiality. One pastor has sought my counsel for over ten years, and he has listened (Proverbs 9:9)! He recently called me as he was about to go into the home of an 81-year-old man who thought that he was dying! He was just under extraordinarily strong conviction from the Holy Spirit and did not have enough spiritual sense to know it! I prayed with this pastor before he went into that home and our great God answered as this dear spiritually lost man repented of his sins and made Jesus his Lord and Savior by faith! This pastor has been praying for this man for several years! When he went into his home, he was literally bent over double in his chair from such powerfully strong conviction from the Holy Spirit! He could barely talk, so one of his friends spoke for him to the pastor. “He is ready to tie the knot with the Lord!” I have never heard this line before, but it is absolutely true! Glory!
I was very burdened and broken in 2008 because I was just not reaching the masses with the glorious gospel message as I believed that my Lord would have me to do for Him! I fasted and prayed, and in 2009 I heard from my Lord! Do 30 second television spots that point people to Jesus! I began to work with Bob Denney and the first one aired on March 2010, “Life Begins at Conception.” In 2013 we began to do a television broadcast through ReTV that originates at First Baptist Church Morristown, TN. Our great God has and continues to allow me to reach thousands of spiritually lost people daily through this medium. During this pandemic, my Lord instructed me to take it a step further and send the gospel on Sunday morning through YouTube and Facebook in addition to the regular television broadcast since most churches are closed. You do not hear from most people who view the broadcast, but you hear from those who your Lord wants to use to encourage you to keep it up!
At the first of the month on a Sunday night I received a personal message through Facebook from a 39-year-old man whom I have known since he was only 3 years old! His wife had left him and their two teenage daughters for another man and they were devastated! He told me that he came home and turned his television on, and I was on there proclaiming the glorious gospel message. It really encouraged him since he had not been able to go to his church! In 1996-’97 I was the interim pastor at the church that he attended at that time in his life. He states: “I’ve always thought the world of you since I was a little boy. You’ve always been there for me. I love you!” He even requested the book that we offered through the broadcast Pray Like It Matters by Dr. Steve Gaines.
Yesterday I heard from a man whom I led to faith in the Lord Jesus, along with his two sons. They were also attending the same church as the 39-year-old man in 1996-’97. He stated: “Thank you, brother, we love you and I was headed straight to hell. Thank you for what you do, and don’t ever quit, don’t ever give up, and never give in.” Whew! I needed that precious word of powerful encouragement!
On Sunday one dear lady sent me this message. “Last Sunday and this morning we have watched your messages as a family projected on our large screen. It has been refreshing to just hear the Word straight forth. Thank you for preaching Jeff and bringing great messages for all to hear.”
As you can see, the living God of Heaven and earth continues to honor our obedience! We give to Him and Him alone, all the glory, honor, and praise for He is worthy! With all my heart, thank you for standing with this servant of the Lord Jesus! I love you!
For Souls Forever In Heaven,
Jeffrey L. Harvel