By Dan Vis
August 04, 2019
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A new month has opened up, and I couldn't be more excited. In some ways I suspect, down the road we'll look back and see this coming month as one of the critical turning points in our ministry. Here's why:
Earlier this summer, I took a week long private retreat at a beautiful little cabin, by a quiet lake in Minnesota, just to spend some time alone with God, seeking direction for the future of FAST. One of the things I did was bring along lots of notes from the early days of our ministry which I went through with a fine tooth comb. I sensed a strong burden to get back to the core foundations of our ministry, the roots, the granite rock upon which everything we've done has been built. More than anything else I wanted to make absolutely sure, FAST was doing exactly what God has raised it up to do.
And it was a powerful experience. Not only did I retrieve lots of little tidbits here and there which I was able to transform into a series of "classic FAST" memos all through the month of July, but I gained the clarity I was looking for. That's why I'm so excited about August.
You see, when I moved here to North Dakota, I made a commitment to do a thorough revamp of our FAST site in an effort to make it the most effective training tool possible. And I sketched out a two year timeline to complete that process. And ever since I've been busy working and reworking every section of our site. Now, at long last those two years are coming to a close. I have a handful of final changes scheduled to roll out in August and we'll be just about done. But that's not what makes this next month so important.
What I've really been praying about is where FAST will go next. Once we've got everything running like clockwork, what will we do with it all? What's our real mission? I had an idea, of course, but that's what I wanted the Lord to confirm. And He did!
From the very beginning, our ministry was birthed in the fires of revival. And through the last 20 years we've had countless individuals share how the training they found at FAST brought revival to their life. The faithful internalization and implementation of Scripture always does. We also know that revival is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs, and that seeking this should be our first work. That's certainly true in our day--our world is spiraling out of control, and God's endtime people need the Holy Spirit's power more now than ever.
So we're taking a huge step of faith. This month, we're launching an exciting new LIVE training event called Revival Keys, designed to give you the skills and tools you need to become an agent of revival. That key man or woman God can use to spark revival in your family, church, and community. A great revival is coming. And we want to do our part to help people everywhere get ready.
I actually pulled this whole set of lessons together during that quiet little getaway by the lake. It incorporates time tested principles we've seen over and over again through the last 20 years of ministry. And I believe these lessons have the potential to create a powerful change in the direction of our ministry. I suspect we'll look back on this month and see it as a critical turning point in our ministry. That things may never quite be the same again.
I'm not looking for a huge class this first time through--just a small core group of those who are really serious about both seeking, and sparking revival. Who genuinely want to be agents of revival. Later, once we've polished up these lessons a bit, we can open them up to to more members of our community. But because you've been a faithful supporter in our ministry I wanted to give you a personal invite to join this class first. I wanted to share this new tool with you first.
Let's study, pray, and work for revival together. A great revival is coming. It is clearly time. And I'm convinced we at FAST should do everything we can to help prepare God's endtime people for the final outpouring of the Spirit.
Won't you join us?
Whether you join this time around or not, please know your support is what keeps this ministry going. Together we are reaching thousands of people around the world and helping them climb higher every day. When that final revival comes, and key men and women around the world start rising up here and there to proclaim God's endtime message--know that your support played a part in helping to make it happen. Thank you for all you do!
Dan & Vi
Has FAST been a blessing to you? Have a question about our upcoming plans? Just want to share a quick note? Use the comment box below...
|Posted by Dan Vis on 08/08/19|
|Wow! Praise God for your progress Eli. Sounds like you are doing great with your memorization. Keep it up. Let's do strive to stay faithful and give all the glory and praise to God! :)|
|Posted by Eli on 08/08/19|
|Today is my 45th birthday and I‘m thankful I found FAST Missions last year. It was a blessing to me because I was encouraged to really be consistent with Bible memorization. I have memorized more than 700 verses so far and review them at least weekly. I probably reached the half way point of my earthly life (and hoping Jesus is coming soon it might be already over 90%) and I hope and pray to stay consistent on this path of memorizing Scripture and be transformed by God in my thinking, talking and behaving (see Romans 12:2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.). Our God is an awesome God. Glory and Praise be His alone.|
|Posted by Dan Vis on 08/06/19|
|I think many people are sensing the same urgency to climb higher Marilyn, and I have no doubt God is moving and calling people to do that. It will be great to have you in the class!|
|Posted by John Gilmore on 08/05/19|
|I know without a doubt that God wants revival in us! The biggest question is who will receive it. I want to be receptive and to be an agent of His power.|
|Posted by Anita Huffman on 08/05/19|
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