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BOTT returns and TWTL has all of the coverage you'll need to stay up to date with the events occurring at the conference. First off, let's get you up to speed with who is speaking:
Tuesday Night: David Bernard and Anthony Mangun starting at 7pm
Wednesday Morning: Vesta Mangun, Terry Shock, Wayne Huntley at 9:30am
Wednesday Night: Rema Duncan and Aaron Bounds at 7pm
Thursday Morning: Forum featuring Tim Gaddy, Stan Gleason, Mickey Mangun and Tim Zuniga, moderated by Michael Williams; J.H. Osborne and Danny WHitley at 930 AM
Thursday Evening: Michael Williams at 7pm
All of these sessions and speakers will be covered in detail by TWTL Ministries. We will be in the building providing regular updates. Here's How we plan to provide our unique and in-depth coverage.
Pre-Session Podcasts: One hour before each session, we will upload a podcast with our thoughts heading into the session. For example: Tuesday Night's 7pm session will be preceded by a 6pm podcast. You can get access to all of our podcasts here.
Live Blogging All Sessions: We did this last year with some of the day sessions and found it to be pretty popular. This year, we will live blog all sessions right here on our Compass Page. We will update the post as the session progresses. As such, we recommend you refresh the page on your browser every 15 minutes to get the updates as they are posted.
Post-Session Podcasts: After each session, we will upload our reaction to the entire session via podcast. We will go over what was spoken in the session, the move of God that resulted and any and all thoughts we get from attendees. We will try to get these Podcasts uploaded as soon as possible, but they will definitely be uploaded by the following morning.
Post BOTT Podcast and Review: We will have both a podcast and a written review of BOTT 2019 uploaded by Monday, January 28. We'll provide our final thoughts, observances and what we look to do with what we have learned.
We can't wait to provide all of this content and hope that it helps connect you all to this great event and blesses you greatly. See you in a few hours!
Can There Come A Revival Out Of Hebron?
We recap this classic BOTT message and bring the ideas put forth to today. It proves to be a timeless message that should convict and challenge us to involve ourselves in the Kingdom of God.
Also watch the Bishop's message here.
Sister Vesta Mangun: Weepers and Warriors
From BOTT 2005
Sister Vesta consistently points towards soul winning when she speaks at BOTT. Her calls to action are both energizing and poignant. In this message, she lines out the two types of people that we need in order to reach a lost and dying world: Weepers and Warriors. What do these two roles entail? We look at them today and provide a link to the message for you to get energized as well.
Firstly, in order to be a weeper or warrior for Christ, we must be empowered by the Holy Spirit. That takes time with God. We must commit ourselves to a lifestyle of prayer and connection with God. Spending time with Christ will energize us, focus us and give us the ability to effectively operate in our calling to reach lost souls.
Using the examples of Jeremiah and Abraham, Sister Vesta showed that we can touch God with our compassion and sorrow for the wayward and our fellow man. Those who intercede can affect change in the lives of others. Lot and his two daughters were spared the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah because Abraham wept before God to save them. Jeremiah wept over Jerusalem and God kept a remnant and made a way for the Israelites to return.
When we get in connection with God, we’ll get His compassion and desire for others. Having the Holy Spirit in us will make us grieve for the lost souls that surround us. We’ll see people conquered by sin and become overcome for them. We won’t be complacent, dismissive or indifferent. We’ll feel for the lost. We’ll hurt for the lost. We’ll desire for the lost to be redeemed.
Becoming a weeper will change our prayer life. We’ll mourn and break for our loved ones and our community. We’ll fervently seek God for the lost. We’ll go on extended fasts for the wayward. We’ll lay a foundation for God’s redemptive plan with consistent compassionate prayer. We’ll go to the prayer rooms and closets in our lives and not stop until we touch God. If we want to truly be effective in God and see souls won, it’s going to take this kind of commitment with this kind of passion.
In order to be a warrior for Christ, we must have the anointing that comes from relationship with God. Christ desires to send us out to serve him and overtake the world for souls. However, we must be anointed in order to perform our service effectively. Anointing comes from following God wherever He takes us. It requires a listening ear, a moldable mind and an open heart. The story of Elisha and Elijah reveals these truths.
Elisha followed Elijah until the day came for him to take up the mantle of anointing. As he followed, he witnessed mighty acts, learned many things and his passion became singularly focused on God. When the anointing was transferred to him from Elijah, he became mightily used of God. He performed more miracles than any other prophet in the Old Testament. He prepared himself by following after God with all earnestness and openness. As a result, he was able to serve God to the fullest when his opportunity came.
It cost Elisha to follow Elijah, though. He had possessions and a lifestyle of comfort. When the opportunity to follow the man of God, he gave it all up and pursued his purpose. It will take a sacrifice when you decide to become a warrior for God. A warrior has to sacrifice time with his family and friends. He has to put on hold his job and personal goal pursuits. We, as warriors for Christ, may miss out on some time with our loved ones. We may see some of our personal pursuits delayed or go by the wayside. However, we will also see souls won. We’ll see our communities changed. And we’ll count ourselves blessed beyond measure.
Take up the Cause
We can be weepers and warriors for Christ. It is just going to take a commitment and some sacrifice. We’re going to have to get out of the bubble of our own personal goals and pursuits. We’re going to have to change our perspective. If we can see the world as Jesus sees it, we won’t stop from praying and interceding for the loss. If we can get a hold of God’s vision and desires, we’ll see that the only goals and pursuits worth having are those of Christ. When get to that place, we’ll become an effective and mightily used servant of God. Moreover, we’ll be living our most fulfilled life.
TWTL Ministries will bring BOTT coverage once again! Podcasts, written recaps, personal insights and more will be on this website throughout the conference (January 22-24). We will have more information as the conference nears. In the meantime, read this release about BOTT from POA:
Because of the Times 2019
THIS VOICE WE HEARD
“And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.” - II Peter 1:18
For well over three decades, Because of the Times has been more than a time and a place. We gather in His name. We seek His face. We walk in His purpose. He speaks; we listen. We become not just hearers but doers of His Word. Our lives and ministries are strengthened and renewed in His presence.
If that has you pumped, then check back here regularly for updates as we lead up to the event. Starting next week, we will prepare for the event with a classic recap of a past BOTT message. See you Monday!
Chris Farris is the author of The Way, a manual detailing how to implement the Beatitudes into your life. He review events and other media and offers other insights into writing and working for the Kingdom of God.