From the Diary of John Wesley I Found Great Encouragement and Insights

3 Jun

One day John Wesley was riding along a road when it dawned upon him that three whole days had passed in which he had suffered no persecution. Not a brick or an egg had been thrown at him for three days. Alarmed, he stopped his horse, and exclaimed, “Can it be that I have sinned and am backslidden?”
Slipping from his horse Wesley went down on his knees and began interceding with God to show him where, if any, there had been a fault.
A rough fellow, on the other side of the hedge, hearing the prayer, looked across and recognized the preacher. “I’ll fix that Methodist preacher,” he said taking a brick and tossing it over at him. It missed its mark and fell harmlessly beside John.
Whereupon Wesley leaped to his feet joyfully exclaiming, “Thank God, it’s all right. I still have His presence.” The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 3:12, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” But none of this present sufferings shall compare with what the Lord has for those who remain faithful to Him. Romans 8:18,”For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” I reckon its best to persevere and never back down, how about you then? Psalm 34:19 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”

No matter what anyone else happens to think about us, or how many things the devil tries to hinder us with, we must keep pressing in towards the goal the Lord has placed before us. We need to keep praying for those who offended us, who hurt us and persecute us for the Gospel sake. Pray for all those Saul types out there to become Apostles Paul’s instead. We have been given clear instructions in the Holy Guide Book to the Supernatural, that all believers are to share the Gospel for we are all Christ’s ambassadors. We read in Philippians 3:14,” I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
I just want to encourage you this day in the mist of this multidimensional war we battle against, let us trust the Lord and walk in Christ’s love showing His mercy, grace and love to all we encounter.
The man of God, John Wesley wrote some interesting notes to himself of all the places he travelled, as he pleaded with people to get right with God before it was too late. Just as today there is a growing urgency the way things are shaping up and unfolding prophetically. Keeping in mind this is always about sowing and reaping, as sharing the Gospel is sowing good seed.

Soon after Wesley became a born again true believer, sometime about 24th of May, 1738, The Lord caused a burning desire in him to share his faith.
Let me now share a quote from Wesley own hand, “It pleased God to kindle a fire which I trust shall never be extinguished.” Early in his career he rode his horse from place to place from town to town sharing the good news as an itinerant preacher. He also made a series of entries in one of his date books during one month in the early years of his ministry:
I quote from the diary of John Wesley. . .
Sunday, A.M., May 5th Preached in St. Anne’s. Was asked not to come back anymore.
Sunday, P.M., May 5 Preached in St. John’s. Deacons said “Get out and stay out.”
Sunday, A.M., May 12 Preached in St. Jude’s. Can’t go back there, either.
Sunday, A.M., May 19 Preached in St. Somebody Else’s. Deacons called special meeting and said I couldn’t return.
Sunday, P.M., May 19 Preached on street. Kicked off street.
Sunday, A.M., May 26 Preached in meadow. Chased out of meadow as bull was turned loose during service.
Sunday, A.M., June 2 Preached out at the edge of town. Kicked off the highway.
Sunday, P.M., June 2 Afternoon, preached in a pasture. Ten thousand people came out to hear me….John Wesley.
Let us keep pressing in, I recall a good friend of mine back in England when I was young who would encourage me through times of great disappointments and discouragement who say, “Carry on mate your success may be just around the corner, don’t you even think of giving up now”.
If we really want to be successful in this world looking forward to the world to come, I share this great truth with you. John 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease!!!”
Then let us stay in the Word of God so the Word of God stays in us.
Proverbs 4:23 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”

Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Jesus said in Luke 21:15, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.’ I say hallelujah! Because “All”, things are possible with God! I pray the Lord’s supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
PASTOR CASPAR
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Luke 21:28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

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