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Monday, September 18

New Founding Leaders Raised Up by God

In Honor Of **CONSTITUTION DAY** 17 September 2017 and EVERY day...
We celebrate this crucially important time in our nation's history. Exactly 230 years ago this month, on 17 September 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the "Charter of Freedom" document they had collectively written. The National Archives and Records Administration celebrates this important national holiday by presenting special activities, lesson plans, and information. We encourage America's adults and students at all levels to explore more about...

• ... "the Constitutional Convention and the issues involved in establishing the U.S. Constitution and the new government."
• ... "the fascinating facts about the ratification process of the U.S. Constitution."
• ... "the 39 delegates who signed the Constitution on September 17, 1787."
• ... "how the members of the Constitutional Convention might have felt as they gathered in Philadelphia's Independence Hall and began the arduous and memorable task of writing the U.S. Constitution."
• ... "also *Celebrating CONSTITUTION DAY all 365 days* because the foundation it sets forth allows for us to enjoy our freedoms and rights *EVERY day*." #ConstitutionDay

We encourage America's adults and students at all levels to learn more about Our U.S. Constitutional Freedoms and Government. --Keith, Brenda, and the TTM Team

"This is what He said, 'I Am dismantling the Church as you have known it, and I Am raising up a new breed of leader." --Keith, Brenda, and the TTM Team
In 1990, I (Keith) became totally grieved about the way I had been seeing so many of God's people treated. Profoundly anointed servants of God were having to endure terrible abuse and disservice at the hand of "professional religious leaders". I began to earnestly fast and to pray for a word from The Lord.

           Before long, while I was in that season of fervent prayer, I received a most amazing, and very timely, word from the Lord. What I heard Him say in response to my appeal was this...

           "Be encouraged, It won't be long now. I Am dismantling the Church as you have known it, and I Am raising up a new breed of leader.

           The pruning process that is occurring even now will yield a fresh, new, and abundant crop of men and women who love and seek Me with their whole hearts. Their affection will not be divided! They have both seen and endured the painful wrath and tormenting flames of religion's harsh taskmasters; and through it all they have emerged victorious.

           This will be that generation that will be called My bride. They will walk in purity and will be without spot or wrinkle because I will remember their sins no more. Tainted no longer by sin and the terrible stench of religion, they will be a sweet-smelling savor to Me and all who receive them. I will take pleasure in all of their exploits and will bless all they put their hands to -- because I know them intimately and because they know Me intimately.

           Just as I called forth Lazarus from the grave, I will soon call these new leaders forth from the factories, from the offices, from the job sites, from homes, and from all four corners of the earth. I will call all of those who have endured deafening loneliness for My Name's sake -- and while I have had them 'hidden in their caves' they have trusted in Me, rested in Me, and waited on Me without fail. These men and women are the Joy of My heart. And they will soon become easily recognized by all who see them, for they will be girded in the spirit with the towel of loving and selfless service to others! Selah.

           Read this prophetic word and much more in our "The Crisis Of Eroding Integrity" book, now available on our TTM website.

           To those who have given up houses, lands, relationships, jobs, and their very lives to diligently pursue oneness with God, and to resist all manner of distractions, to fulfill God's plan for you and your life, we dedicate this message to you. To those who haven't invited Jesus Christ into your heart and life, especially if you do not attend a local church nor have truly dedicated Christian friends to hang out, we and our TTM Partners would like to present you with an opportunity to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life.

           Also, if you, for whatever reason, have drifted away from The Lord God, we invite you to return Home where you, truly, belong. Giving your whole heart to Jesus Christ is "the most important" and "the best" decision you can and will ever make in your lifetime!"

           Below, we have configured a prayer of salvation that is easy to understand. Invite Jesus Christ into your heart to be your Lord and Savior, right there where you are. Just read, and repeat out loud to God, each line of the salvation prayer. Then just relax, and listen in your spirit, by faith, and watch what God does...
... "Dear Father God, in the precious Name of Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of all lords, I lay my life at Your Feet. I come before You, confessing that I am a sinner, and I ask for You to forgive me of all my sins - those that I know I have committed, as well as those that I am not even aware of.  I ask that You come into my heart and be my Lord. I lay my life, and everything in it, at Your Feet, and ask that You please take me and begin to change me to be like YOU. I ask that You redeem the time that has passed, and allow me the opportunity to become exactly what You have predestined me to be, from before the foundation of the earth. I commit my life to You now, and thank You for receiving me as Your own. In the wonderful Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, I pray, Amen."  And AMEN!!!

            WELCOME HOME!

            If you have just prayed this prayer, we want to congratulate you for making the greatest decision that you'll ever make! By accepting Jesus Christ, or rededicating your life to Him, as your personal Lord and Savior, you have begun the wonder-full process of being grafted into the family of God, and we welcome you "Home" to God's Family. We would also like to invite you to contact us so that we can send you information that will help you begin growing in your relationship and daily walk with God. We would encourage you to begin attending a Holy-Spirit-filled, Bible-believing church right away.

            We advise you to begin reading The Holy Bible daily, whether you understand it or not. Always remember, God's written Word in The Holy Bible is like no other book that has ever been written! When we rendezvous with The Person of The Holy Spirit as we read what God has written there, it becomes stored in our heart for The Holy Spirit to access it to bring to our remembrance.  You will find that the Scriptures will become applicable to whatever you are going through, at any given time!

            There are wonderful Bible teachers on television and on the radio that can, especially early in your walk with God, help you to begin receiving good teaching, and encouragement, right away. Although very informative, these programs are never to be a substitute for close relationships with people who love and serve God. At times, the transformation process that you have now begun will be difficult, and you will be tempted to go back to your old ways of living your old life. It will be during times like these that hanging out with strong Christian friends and mentors will be crucially important. There really IS strength in numbers!

            CONGRATULATIONS!!! We would like to be among the first to welcome you into the Family of God... right where you "belong", now and always! (Selah)

            And, remember, no matter what, KEEP PRESSIN' IN... learnin', and growin' w-i-t-h our Lord and Savior.  You might consider using Keith and Brenda Shealy's book The Crisis of Eroding Integrity, the special collection of 12 life-changing teaching titles:

What Is Integrity?
The Power Of The Tongue;
Feed My Sheep!
You Will Know A Tree By Its Fruit
The Wrong Anointing
The Deceivers
Smiting The Shepherds
Perilous Times
Integrity Is A Gift and A Result!
The Word Of God
The Love of God
Exposing The Culprit (Conclusion)

      This collection of twelve teachings,
when taken to heart,
will help you emerge triumphant over seemingly impossible situations...
"The Crisis of Eroding Integrity"
available at

TowardTheMark online.

We pray God uses this message, and all of our resources, to fan the flame in your heart for Christ Jesus, His wonder-full Ways, and His Plan and Purpose for you in this life. If you have any questions about our work, or if you would like to make a special tax-deductible donation, place a special order for any of our books, magazines, or CDs, or to share a testimony or prayer request with us, please  e-mail us. Also feel free to write a letter and mail it to TOWARD THE MARK, P.O. Box 1152, Yorktown, VA 23692-1152.
May God bless you greatly as you carry this truth in your heart. We are eternally grateful for our loving Toward The Mark Family of sponsors who make this blog, and all of our resources, possible by their faithful prayer and monthly financial support!
Your friends and servants in Christ,

To Show GOD BIG in a World that Sees Him small… 
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