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A Time to Stand!

Every year when we come to February many churches and individuals have just completed a 21 day Daniel Fast (or other fast), started new diets/exercise, started praying with your spouse daily, and are on your way to  reaching Newly established Resolutions. February is a critical point in this new year journey because statistics demonstrate that most people are now fighting hard to stay on track.

The enemy wants you to give up. He whispers, quit getting up early for that intimate time with God. He wants you to give in to that sweet tooth. Missing a day of exercise won’t hurt and praying with your spouse daily is to hard to do EVERY day. He tells you your goals are to big and unreachable. He tempts you by planting doubts and negative thoughts such as; you have always been overweight and people still like you, you have tried to quit dozens of times its just too hard, why get up early God is awake 24/7 you can pray anytime, let your wife sleep in she doesn’t need prayer this morning, you may want to adjust that goal before you get to much egg on your face.

The ENEMY wants you to fail, period! Remember, he is a liar and a thief. He wants to steal your joy and distract you away from being ALL God has for you. He wants you to fail and to miss God’s Destiny for you.

Praise the Lord Jesus. you are an overcomer! Our God is much bigger than satan’s lies and the world’s statistics. Did you know that the enemy cannot touch or harm you (Christians) without permission? He can bring about temptation but as Christians we can rebuke, flee and stand firm with God’s Word in our heart and on our lips. As Ambassadors of Christ, you are a personal representative for Jesus. You are under His authority and have Him standing behind you. (remember the Roman Centurian) When we accept the mantle of being a Christian, we are accepting a position in the army of God. This includes many wonderful benefits that include equipping to overcome the enemy!

Today let us encourage you to Stand Firm against doubt and discouragement. Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty Power! When you feel the temptation to order a dessert, skip a day of exercise, sleep in and miss your private time with God, etc., speak to your mind and the temptation in Jesus name to leave. Rebuke the enemy in Jesus name! Declare that you are going to stand firm! Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty Hand! Amen

We are praying for you

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Praise God Again and Again!

We cannot give God enough praise and adoration! He continues to amaze with His majestic presence and infinite grace. As leaders and pastors we should point to Him always! We should see His love and Grace even as we fight against our enemies, His enemies. Praise God when the going gets tough. Praise God when you are picking yourself up from the last blow you received. Praise God when your sheep are taking a big bite out of you. Praise God when you know that you have been obedient to God and yet the ones you love are casting stones your way. Praise God when the one you have struggled with the most comes to Jesus on bended knee and seeks forgiveness. Praise God when the day is ended and it is time to rest. Praise God that you are chosen to be in the battlefield because God could see your valiant heart!

We praise God that we have seen many Pastors from America to Africa reach up in one accord to our Lord Jesus!

Let us be thankful that Fellowship Baptist in Valrico Florida and 1st Baptist in Eagle Lake Florida have each had terrific Pastor Luncheons. On February 16th Fellowship Baptist served a tremendous roast beef and pork combination to 40 plus hungry pastors and friends. Each pastor took home a Book by Richard Mull and a quart of strawberries from Billy Williams. Fred Harrold gave an inspiring yet challenging message.

On February 23rd 1st Baptist Eagle Lake served steak smothered in gravy plus the trimmings. They had a fabulous dessert table. Every pastor, wife and friend left with smiles. Kevin Clark from the Oasis church spoke a word of encouragement that charged us all up!

In March there are Pastor luncheons scheduled at the Wells Funeral Home Event Center in Plant City Florida (Mar. 15) and at the Word Alive Church in Lakeland Florida (Mar.29).

Please mark your calendar for APRIL 27th. our first Pastors conference will be from 9-4 at the Champions Church in Winter Haven Florida.

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Trinity Baptist in Ocala Introduces All Pro Pastors

Pastor Phil Wade of Trinity Baptist Church in Ocala Florida held a Pastors luncheon on Thursday Feb 2nd for the purpose of bringing the local pastors together in love and kingdom building. Pastor Phil invited All Pro Pastors to introduce how God is using this ministry to bring Pastors together to establish trusted relationships. We were honored to share with about 40 pastors and 4 of their county commisioners. There were 15 Pastors who requested to start/join a Champions Table and 5 others requested more information. Praise God!!!!

On Friday I received an e-mail message from a Hispanic Pastor who had to leave early and had questions about connecting his Hispanic Pastor friends with All Pro Pastors. There are 70 Hispanic Churches in the Ocala area he said.  We pray that they will join together with all other cultures to share the message of Jesus and His saving power. There must be well over 200 churches of all faiths in the area.

Pastor Phil has a real passion to encourage Pastors and to see all denominations, races and cultures come together to unite the body of Christ to save their city and community. Pastor Phil also offered his staff his resources and his church to be available to help any Pastor with any area of need.

It is also time to give PRAISE for his hospitality and his tremendous staff for providing a truly fabulous meal. Their preparation leading up to the luncheon is why he had such a great response and I can not applaud his team effort enough. Phil you are an awesome brother and the real deal!!!

Pastor Don Grant who works closely with Pastor Wade has offered to help bring the Champion Tables together to start building friendships with men who happen to be Pastors.. Please pray for them!!!

We want to give a special thanks to Sam Goss for driving the APP team to Ocala and thanks to Pastors Dwight Edwards from the Champions Church in Winter Haven, Fl. and Bob Stone of Fellowship Baptist in Valrico/Brandon Fl.who  gave personal testimonies that made a huge impact. They shared how being in a Champions Table impacted them and their fellow Pastors.

It is our prayer that this luncheon will be the beginning for the Pastors in Ocala to link together and press forward to take their city, county and region for the Kingdom of God! Finally, if was a blessing to have 4 commissioners there to support Pastors and best of all they are Christians. Pray for them too!!!

Time of Praise

Praise you Lord for everything that you do. Praise you for giving us  great friends and Christian family. Praise you for your Word to teach us more about you. Praise you for giving us yourself  “Jesus” as the ultimate sacrifice of love for our sin. Praise you for coming as a baby and growing up in a fleshly body so that we may have an example for life. Praise you for loving us so much. We love you back “Jesus”!!

Praise your Holy name!!!!!