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Saturday, January 1

Christ Jesus Is On The Move Making Things Happen!

Christ Jesus tells us in Revelation 3:18-19,
"I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent (Revelation 3:18-19)."

Every difference we make in every life is counted by The Lord, and we count ourselves honored to get to know and work with Him! One day soon all of us in this community of faith will know of the lives we have touched and changed.  In all He had called us to in the past, and all He is calling us to do now, we are grateful!  We have both laughed and cried through the seasons and trails where The Heavenly Father has led us by His wonder-full Holy Spirit.  All that we were able to accomplish at each assignment and mission station could NOT have been possible without His giving us the visions and strength to press Toward The Mark and to be able to establish new ground for Jesus Christ.  And, based on all that God has honored us to be able to accomplish over the years, the coming New Year promises to be an incredible opportunity for winning souls to Christ Jesus, like no other.  The folks that have yet to walk with us in this TTM life journey have yet to experience the joy-filled and *not always easy but always rewarding* work we are privileged to do at God's side, sowing Christ-centered seed to be spread far and wide, both in person and online.  We are looking forward with great expectation of the abundant fruit to come, aiming to live out the coming year to the fullest, with lots of surprises that will be beyond our human ability to imagine, for sure!

 

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Don't miss a message or minute, and all that's packed in it, in the features below.  It's all free.  This selection comes from our original life stories, testimonies, and interviews in podcast, music, blog, book, CD, video version favorites, and more.

 

SUGGEST A TOPIC or ASK A QUESTION... thank you in advance for your e-message, mail, or social media connections.
 
 
You are also invited to...
enjoy TWELVE messages in our 1st-ever "Letters From The Front" 
print and audio publication.
"Watch your life take on new meaning as we uncover God's Word on real-life matters...
unveiling the Secrets the devil DOESN'T want us to FIND---- as we look 'Between The Lines'."

Kick off the New Year with us by tuning in to the 1st-ever Letters From The Front audio-book, 12 chapter messages launched and running every day! ...
TWELVE hard-learned teachings in our 1st-ever LETTERS FROM THE FRONT publication in print and audio formats.  This special teaching collection contains vital keys to defeating hindrances that have kept many of God's servants from walking in the confidence and authority that Jesus Christ died to provide for us! Each life-changing chapter here is hyper-linked to take you to the blog or NEW Audio-Book Podcast, titles which include:
 
Sin Makes Ya Stewpit! (read blog)
The Crisis of Eroding Integrity (read blog)
Too Quick to Compromise (read blog)
Please...Stop Stinkin' (read blog)
Let It Go (read blog)
Into the Secret Place (read blog)
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In Christ Jesus,  KeithAndBrendaLee Shealy and the entire team at TowardTheMark, Inc.
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Philippians 3:13-14, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press 'toward the mark' for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."


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Psalm 68:11

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We pray God uses this blog letter, and all of our resources, to fan the flame in your heart for The Lord, His Holy Word and Ways, and His Plan and Purpose for you in this life. We are eternally grateful for our loving Toward The Mark Family of sponsors whose faithful prayer and monthly financial support makes all of our work possible! If you have questions about our work and mission, or you would like to share a testimony or prayer request with us, or if you would like to place a special order for any of our books, CDs, or other audio/printed resources, we look forward to hearing from you. Please  e-mail us or mail us a letter addressed to: TOWARD THE MARK, P.O. Box 1152, Yorktown, VA 23692-1152.
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Tuesday, December 7

Miracle At Pearl... 80 Years Ago?

The 80th Anniversary of "The Miracle At Pearl"!
Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz…
his little known profound insights into the bombing of Pearl Harbor.


“Thanks to God providing for Admiral Nimitz to have the profound ability to SEE 'between the lines' what actually happened at Pearl Harbor that day, we have this little-known account to share with you; A far better accounting than was told by the script writers of the movies TORA! TORA! TORA! (1970) and PEARL HARBOR (2001). God miraculously intervened that day and most of us aren't even aware." 
-Keith

    T
he rare ability of U.S. Navy Admiral Chester Nimitz was to "see" above and beyond the way things "look" to be. This is illustrated in the historical account of his profound insights as he surveyed the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Admiral Nimitz had eyes that could SEE with respect to tactical naval warfare. He was so well-studied and experienced in the art of war that it did not take him long to recognize three tactical errors the Japanese made in their planning and execution of their attacks on our ships at Pearl Harbor. These three errors rendered them unsuccessful in their attempt to utterly destroy the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet.
If you visit Pearl Harbor, you will find boats ferrying people out to the USS Arizona Memorial every 30 minutes. In the gift shop there you will find a book entitled, “Reflections on Pearl Harbor” by Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz. In that book, you will read that on Sunday, December 7, 1941, Admiral Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington, D.C. when he was paged and told there was a phone call for him. When he answered the phone, he found that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was on the line.
The President told Admiral Nimitz that in light of the attack on Pearl Harbor Admiral Nimitz would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet. Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet, landing at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941. He found such a spirit of despair, dejection, and defeat that it would seem the Japanese had already won the entire war.
On Christmas Day, 1941, Admiral Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the waters everywhere you looked. As the tour boat returned to dock, the young helmsman of the boat asked, “Well, Admiral, what do you think after seeing all this destruction?”
Admiral Nimitz’s reply shocked everyone within the sound of his voice. Admiral Nimitz said, “The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make or God was taking care of America. Which do you think it was?”
Shocked and surprised, the young helmsman asked, “What do you mean by saying the Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?” Nimitz’s explanation is summarized below.
Miracle Error #1: The Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and then sunk, we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800.
Miracle Error #2: When the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks that were sitting across from those ships. If they had destroyed the dry docks, we would have had to tow every one of the damaged ships to America to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time it would have taken to tow them to America; and I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships.
Miracle Error #3: Every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is in storage tanks on top of the ground only five miles away. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our entire fuel supply.
Now you can see why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest tactical errors an attack force could make or else... God was taking care of the United States of America. It was Admiral Nimitz’ many years of first-hand tactical experience that gave him the ability to recognize, as he said in his own words, “The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make.” In turn, it was that same experience that equipped him to be able to see God’s divine intervention where most saw only despair and defeat.
The young helmsman and so many others looked at the devastation and were in many ways crippled by the destruction and despair. On the other hand, Admiral Nimitz looked at the same devastation and saw something completely different. He knew how unlikely it was that the very capable Japanese war planners would miss three such obvious tactical points while preparing their assault, and this made it evident to him that God had intervened on America’s behalf on December 7, 1941. As devastating as the loss of our brave men and women were that day, as Admiral Nimitz states, the results would have been ten times worse if God had not intervened on our behalf.
Even as Admiral Nimitz looked at utter devastation and could see the grace of God at work on the behalf of our great Nation, we have the same opportunity to look beyond whatever it is that we may be going through and see the redeeming power of Jesus Christ working on our behalf as well. As the Scripture says in Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” These are not empty words: God means every one of them, and He wants us to trust Him, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit to do Their part.
God promises that in every trial He will provide the way of escape. He also promises to never leave or forsake us. We need to believe Him, we need to continuously pursue being-made-one-in-God, through Jesus Christ, by the leading of The Wonder-full Holy Spirit. So that, when we find ourselves in trouble or needing God's strategy to solve a problem, He, The Holy Spirit, can open our eyes so, like Admiral Nimitz, we to can truly see. So that, we can see everyone, everything and every situation through God's own eyes. 
-Keith, Brenda & The TTM Family



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