Seasons of a Servant is a collection of visits with the Lord for the past 18 years as we have traveled with Christ's Kingdom Ministries. Christ's Kingdom Ministries ministers to pastors across denominational lines sharing the love of Jesus and encouragement with them.

Friday, July 07, 2017

The Enduring Journey: In His Sight

August 14, 2001
(Father speaking)
It is almost time to leave.  You have heard Me and have spoken to those that I want you to see.  There will be more for you to love and encourage.  There will be much more for you to do as you travel.  Stay in My Word and on your face before Me.  I will give you the directions and the plans that I have laid out for you.  Do not turn to the right or the left.  This trip will be more than you could have ever thought that it would be.  It will be an incense unto Me because you are being obedient to Me.  Those lives that will be touched will know that they have been with Jesus.  You are My children and as such I will take care of you if you will just walk the road that I have for you to walk.  You are precious children because you seek to be obedient and speak only what I give you to speak.  I love you and I speak blessing into your life as you seek Me with your whole heart.  I know that it is difficult to walk the unknown road but just take that step and I will be right with you all the time.  You are never out of My sight and My presence.  Love each other as never before, love others as never before.  We are on mission together to bring people into the Kingdom of God.  Come into My presence as never before.  Trust Me to care for you.  Walk boldly with Me as I lead you into the world to be light and salt.  Walk diligently with Me as I send you into the hurting world out there.  There are those who are skeptical and will not trust Me who will learn how to trust because of you going where I send you.  I love you and I will be with you every step of the way.  Expect miracles to happen.  Expect Me to do a work in every person’s life.  Expect peace and love to be your portion.  You will see as never before the presence and power of My Holy Spirit.  Rejoice for you will see as never before a great harvest of souls.  You are walking the road I have laid out for you.  It is My desire that this be accomplished now.  There is a plan for each of these people to draw closer to Me and to be in this world a beacon of My power and presence.  You are that catalyst for them to walk the road I have for them.  Keep on taking that step of faith and trust in Me because, as I have sent you word to confirm, I am faithful and will do all that I have promised.  As I have said many times today, I love you My children.  Let’s go forward together and we will be ready for the coming of the King.

Mark 13:26-27 “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.  And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.”


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Enduring Journey: Humility and Planting Seeds

(Karen speaking)                                                                                                                                              Over the years I have so enjoyed rereading the messages the Lord has given to us! Not very often do we each get a message on the same day but what I share today is such a time.  Please be encouraged and blessed as you read Father's words to us. At this time in our ministry His messages strengthened and sustained us as we followed His plans and purpose for us and for CKM . 


July 10, 2001   To Charley
(Father speaking)
Good morning, My son.  The things that you are asking for are noble and good.  To ask Me for a humble spirit in everything that you do is a good thing and you will receive it and continue to walk in it.  You need to be ready to receive all that I have told you that you will receive.  You have been prepared and now as you saw in the spirit this morning, the floodgates are open.  The benefactors are responding to My instructions to them and the pace is picking up.  I love you so much, My son.  You are walking in obedience.  All that I have told you is coming to you and much more than you can imagine.  Don’t be concerned.  I am walking with you and will not leave you.  Just keep looking to Me and listening to Me for I am your God.  There is none other for I AM that I AM.  We will walk together along this pathway.


July 10, 2001   To Karen
 (Karen speaking)
Yes, Lord, Yes, to Your will and to Your way.  I said Yes, Lord, Yes, I will trust You and obey.  When Your Spirit speaks to me with my whole heart I’ll agree and forever I’ll say, Yes, Lord, Yes.  Father, thank You for Your word to us this morning.

(Father speaking)
 My child, you are now walking in what some will call total and complete obedience.  What you are learning is to seek Me first and then act on My words to you and My word in you.  As you spent time with Matt and Theresa this weekend.  It was not so much the words that you spoke that made a difference but the love you took into that home that was My love.  You planted the seeds of love, joy, peace, devotion not only to Me but to each other.  You planted seeds of love into all of the children.  The youngest needed to see and experience the love that you brought.  Those seeds given will mature and grow the character of My son in their lives.  The whole family is anointed by Me for ministry.  Theresa needed to see what true love and devotion as a husband and wife look like.  She has been forgiven from her past sins and disobedience but she continues to walk in self-defeat in some areas.  I showed her this weekend how much I love her and have a wonderful plan for her in My ministry and in My work.  She is very quick to be defeated and needed to see how to stand on the truth she knows and on the authority she has in Me.  She sees in the Spirit and I reveal many things to her but she is learning quickly how to use the gifts I give her daily.  Matt I have anointed to lead people into worship.  When he realizes the authority he has in the realm of worship over the enemy, he will become so bold in Me and will stand strong on the Word.  You are seeing a glimpse of the seeds you are planting under My direction.  As you have shared this morning, the world looks at you with a skeptical eye because they do not know the plans I have for you.  They do not understand the obedience and boldness with which you walk right now and there is so much more that I want to show you and give you.  Keep placing all of your cares in My hands.  Keep believing that My resources are there for you.  Keep speaking the confidence that you have in Me and My Word.  The impact you have in this world will not be measured by man’s gauge but by My gauge.  Mine is eternal and theirs is temporary.  They see only in the natural and I am looking at the eternal significance that you are having by sharing My love and joy with others.  Keep seeking Me for every decision that you need to make and keep seeking Me for the choices you need to make.  Keep seeking Me for the needs in your life and keep seeking Me for the blessings that I have for you.  You are learning that I desire to bless My children so much more than they receive because they do not ask or believe.  Sometimes I want to pour and pour and the vessel will not receive because it is not open to receive.  Stay open to receive and I will pour into your life not for you just to sit and enjoy but for you to be that channel that I desire for the blessings to flow.  I love you both very much and it is My desire to be honored and glorified through your life.  Stay focused on Me in every aspect of your life and I am with you always even to the end of the age which is coming soon.  It is imperative that we keep walking together forward to the end of this time when My son will return.  Keep telling the good news that Jesus is Lord and that He will return for His children. 

Luke 8:11, 15  “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.”  “But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.”  (1)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Enduring Journey: Peace and Rest

June 13, 2001
(Karen Speaking)
I love journaling!! I have done it for a very long time and when I get weary of the pages I write building to the thousands I remember why the Lord told me to journal in the first place. He wanted me to record all He did in my life so that through the years I would have that encouragement on His care, protection, provision and presence in my life. So when I look back 10 to 15 years and read again the words He spoke to me and remember what was happening in my life at the time, I know I can go on in my life trusting Father with who I am and where I go and the people I know.  What a blessing!!! Thank You Lord for giving me this very special opportunity!! Read and enjoy the Lord’s blessings and encouragement today!

(Father Speaking)
You are doing well, My son, to confess the things that My Spirit convicts you of.  You must continue to confess and seek cleansing when you stumble.  I am always here.  I love you and I want you to walk with Me in pureness of heart.  The blood of Jesus will cleanse your heart, your mind and your spirit so that you can walk with Me continually in newness, in cleanness, in purity.  I want you to go ahead and pay the hospital.  I want you to go ahead and pay the doctor.  Those two bills are ready to be paid.  Put them on your credit card and just trust Me.  I will take care of them.  I have spoken to the providers and they will be responding very, very soon.  Your motor coach is ready for you to pick up.  As soon as the money arrives I will give you directions so that you can retrieve it.  I have been telling you about the stories that you are to tell.  Your excitement is pleasant to Me but the stories will be more meaningful and more awesome than you now know.  This is going to be a very exciting time.  I am pleased with what both of you are doing.  Continue to seek Me.  Continue to lay before My throne.  Continue to listen intently for My voice.  Every moment of every day will be very important.  Nothing will happen in your lives that are insignificant.  You must stay focused even more than before.  I know you have heard that before from Me but you will continue to hear it and walk in it, even more than before.  I love you, My children.  Continue to walk with Me.

(Karen Speaking)
We received a motor home for about 6 months and Father told us that this was our tutorial. It was amazing what we were able to do with it. We transported over 100 stuffed animals to missionaries in South Texas and also many other supplies.  We used it for ministry to missionary families, a nice place to sit and visit during a hot season. Then the Lord directed us to take it back in better shape than we received it and release it.  We continue as He told us at the end of His message, to walk with HIM!! 

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Enduring Journey: Touching Lives

May 28, 2001
(Father speaking
Oh, My children, you have done well.  Keep seeking Me for there is so much more to do.  Yesterday was an awesome part of the journey but this week will see much more happen for the Kingdom.  I rejoice in all that I see happening with My children.  As I told you before that you would go into the fire so also do you see the joy of My servants who have walked through the fire and yet have not been burned?  Continue to be all that I desire by your obedience and your love.  You will see My hand with you, you will see Me keep you from evil and you will see My blessings as I pour them into your life.  Keep giving Me all the glory and honor.  Keep speaking My words as I pour them into you.  Keep believing Me for all that I have promised and keep walking with Me one step at a time as I lead and guide you forward.  As I have told you so many times, you will never know the impact of what you are doing this side of heaven but just know that I am pleased with you and that I love you.  You are my precious children and you will always be My precious children.  Rest and seek Me today for I have much to give you and much to share with you.  I am all that you need.  I will continue to pour into you the next step of this journey.  You are learning that day-by-day walk of faith that I would like all My children to know.  Love with My love and hear My voice as I tell you what you are to do to bless and serve others.  This is all for now but keep listening and keep writing for the Kingdom of God is at hand.  I will return soon and take you home to be with Me.  The hour is so close for My appearing and I am coming soon.  Keep telling My children and encouraging them to come to Me.  They must make Me the focus of their lives if they are to be a part of the kingdom.  It is imperative that they turn to Me now before it is too late.  The message that the pastor spoke is so important.  I will share more as the time comes close how this is to be a part of your message.  Study to show yourself approved.  I am with you.  I am with you.

The pastor’s message from Galatians 5:16-25 is:
We are to Walk in the Spirit and we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.  God’s children must understand that their lives belong to the Lord Jesus if they have received Him as Savior.  They are indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God and as such they must walk in that Spirit every moment of their lives.  If they allow the evil of this world to tempt them to fulfill the lust of the flesh then the Spirit is grieved and they in essence turned their back on their God.  Now they can turn their eyes upon Jesus and seek forgiveness and repent of their evil ways but they must walk in the Spirit of God to fulfill all that God desires to do through their lives for the Kingdom of God.  This message was burned into the pastor’s heart and it was put into practice when he was in the hospital and faced all kinds of evil.  He would not bow, he would not bend and he would not forsake his God and when it appeared that the evil would overtake him even to the point of death, God brought His angels to take care of him and remove him from the presence of evil.  He was faithful even to the point of death and the Lord has restored him to health and continues to restore him to preach and teach the message of the Kingdom, 
“If we live in the Spirit, let us also Walk in the Spirit”, Galatians 5:25.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Enduring Journey: Know The Call

May 17, 2001

As we spent time with the Lord this Wednesday morning, Charley got up from where he had been laying face down on the bed and began to assemble the computer.  He opened the Word program and had it ready for me when I arose from the bed where I had been laying face down before the Lord.  I asked him if he needed me to write for him while he dictated.  He said “no”, Father told me to set it up because He was giving you a word.  I went to the computer out of obedience because at that moment I did not know what I would write.  When I sat down at the computer and placed my hands on the keys, I closed my eyes before the Lord and this is what He told me:

(Father speaking)
I have shown you this morning that you are My messengers and that I am leading and guiding you.  Do not doubt anymore that you are on My appointments and that you are My children.  You are obedient children.  I wish all of My children would be obedient as you are.  Keep loving those that I send you to.  They need to know so much that I love them that I would send you to them because I love them.  You are an extension of My hand and of My arms.  I send you to give hope in the midst of hopelessness and joy in the midst of pain.  I must get My Word to the children who love Me but who are not sure how to walk with Me.  I am their God and they are My people.  As you read this morning in Acts when Paul went back to where he had been so that he could check on those he had spoken to and so that he could bless them and love them, so I send you back to those I have sent you to love and hug.  They need to know and hear that I continue forever to love them.  What a joy to walk with you every step of the way.  You are learning that I never leave you.  You are learning how to appropriate My joy, love and peace as you give it to others.  Keep walking with Me and keep seeking Me for every decision.  You are listening to My voice very well and I am pleased with all that you are doing.  Stay on the narrow road because it will lead you every where I want you to go.  I love you both and I am going to use you more and more in the Kingdom.  You are learning My way of doing things and it brings great joy to Me.  Stay in My Word and on your face before Me.  Karen, begin to compile all the words I have given you.  This is another area of ministry and I want you to start working these things up into something to give away.  My people need to see that I talk to My children and I encourage My children and I am with My children every step of the way.  My children are so discouraged and I want them to see manifested before them, My love, My provision and My care.  I love them so much and they do not believe I love them.  They do not believe that I want only the best for them.  The world teaches them something else but I want them to know that I am true and I am able and that I am sufficient for all of their needs.  Thank you for being willing to be used by Me in anything I send you to do.  There are not many who will remain willing to walk steadfastly with Me.  You are ones that I can depend on.  Thank You.

(Karen's response)
Oh, Lord, I am so unworthy of such praise but I receive Your love and Your thanks because it is my desire to be all that You want me to be.  Help me, Lord, to be that faithful child who hears the voice of his or her parent and obeys without question and without reservation.  I love You, Lord, and I want only to be used by You to accomplish all that You desire.  It is joy to serve You and it brings such awesome peace to walk hand in hand with You.  I do not like the sense of being separated from You by my own thoughts and ideas.  I want only Your thoughts and only Your plans and ideas.  I want to be so consumed by You that when I breathe, I am one with You.  Praise You, Lord, You are all that I need.  You are all that I want.  You are all for me.  Hold me so close to You.  Thank You,
Lord.  Peace is my portion.  Rest is my portion.  Joy is my portion.  I praise You, Lord.

Monday, June 09, 2014

The Enduring Journey: Satan's Attack

So often Father gives us a warning of what is to come.  I love it when He prepares us, tells us to watch and wait or to be aware.  So as you read this next message know that we took great heed to this message during this time of ministry.  We give all Glory to God for His amazing care and preparation of His children.  We are His children and have surrendered our whole lives, every facet of it, to Him.

 May 13, 2001

(Father speaking)
Get up now, Karen and go write what I say.  These next days are going to be full of My presence and My joy as you speak My name and love many in My name.  These times like tonight are a part of this journey because satan does not want you to do what I say.  He wants to interrupt everything that I am doing through you and this will not happen.  Do you hear what I say, this will not happen.  You belong to Me and I will have control of what you do and what you say.  You are My children and I will speak through you and I will show you who to hug and love with My love.  Tell satan to leave in Jesus name.  Keep fighting him at every turn because he will come against you but you have the power to tell him to leave and he has to go.  Keep praying the prayer of Jabez every day.  Some time you may even pray it a couple of times a day just because the attack is greater than ever before.  Remember what I told you through My servant, I will send you into the fire but you will not be burned.  Tonight is just an example of being in the fire.  You spent that time with your friend, I told her to give you the money and she was obedient.  I have more for you but you must keep walking in the faith that I have given you and you must keep believing that I have told you the truth and that your money and motor home are soon, very soon.  I can tell you no more at this time because you do not need to know more but when you least expect it, it will come and you will step into it like putting on a glove and you will not miss a step because of it.  The house is ready to sell and soon you will get it appraised and you will know that it is time.  The money is Mine to care for; the motor home is waiting for appropriate time for you to take possession.  It is all in My time and in My way.  Do you trust Me, Karen and Charley?  Do you want to walk without stumbling with Me, My children?   Then take that first step, and the next and the next for those steps lead straight to Me and I am with you.  I am with you every step and in all ways.  You will see and you will know that I am faithful and I am true and I am your Lord.  I am Your friend and your Lord.

(Karen speaking)
Lord, I rejoice in all that You have said.  Thank You for encouraging us when we are weak.  Thank You for lifting us to Your throne when we stumble like tonight.  Thank You for the joy of ministry that is ours.  Thank You for the peace that passes understanding.  We love You so much, Lord, and we want to be all that You desire.  You have shown us so much and You have given us so much.  We are so blessed and loved and held close by Your loving arms.

(Father speaking)
I love you, My daughter and My son.  I am so close to you, I dwell in you as My Holy Spirit and I am your Master and King.  Hold on to Me as you hold your best friend’s hand.  I am your best friend and I will never leave you, I will always be with you.  I am with you right now.  You can touch it, feel, know it and stand on it.  I will give you even more sight in these days ahead.  When Charley begins to write the itinerary for this trip it will almost write itself.  I have it all planned, I have your appointments waiting for you and I will be with you every moment.  You are never alone.  Right now you are not alone and you will never be alone.  Seek Me daily.  Do not hesitate to lie before Me.  Do not be lax in what you do in praise and worship.  Do not be lax in spending time on your face.  Do not let fear or confusion rule in your life for those are not of Me.  Keep the enemy at bay with My Word and by joining together to speak to him and tell him to leave.  He will dog your steps but you have the power to overcome him.  What he brings is not your portion right now for these next days are very, very important for ministry and for the plans that I have for you.  We are on this journey together and all you have to do is walk with Me.  Talk with Me.  Love with Me.  Speak with Me.  And rejoice with Me.  That is all for tonight but know, My children, that I love you and I am enjoying the journey with you.  Remember the smiles, the hugs and the love and tell only what I give you to tell.  I will get honor and glory from all that you say.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Enduring Journey: I Will Not Leave You

April 26, 2001

(Father speaking) 
Tonight as you prayed for so many that I have given you to love and encourage, I believe you saw the magnitude of what I have sent you to do.  Without Me you can do nothing and I know that you know that.  I am going to give you all that I have promised.  I am faithful to fulfill all that I have promised and I will show you and others what the supernatural really is and how it happens to My children through My Holy Spirit.  I love you and I am pleased with all that you have done in My name.  You have sought Me and have been obedient to Me.  You are My children and I love you.  You desire to follow Me explicitly every step that I give you to take. 
Tonight My presence was so evident as you could not stop shaking and you could not let go of the presence of My Spirit.  I am Yours and you are Mine.  We are one and we will always be one.  Tomorrow seek Me in the morning, when the day is new and be ready for Me to work through you.  These next few days will be so awesome and My presence will be seen and felt by all that you come in contact with.  You will show to all My power and presence.  You will be My witnesses unto all the earth and those that I send you to.  So much is happening in the Kingdom.  You do not know the impact of all that has happened through you.  (I can hardly write because of the presence of the Holy Spirit.  I am overcome with His love and power and it is so much a part of my life to be in His presence.  We are Yours, Lord, and You are ours.)  Karen, trust Me.  I know that you have had thoughts of: “Is this really going to happen?”  Yes, it will happen.  You have taken possession of the motor home and you are looking for the benefactors.  It is soon, very soon and you just need to walk in faith, believing and trusting Me and not wavering and not doubting.  Remember I told my servant to tell you that discouragement is not your portion and doubt is not your portion.  That is where you are right now.  You have seen the prophecy being fulfilled and you will see more. 
Awake each day expectant for what will happen for the Kingdom that day.  Rest in Me and Abide in Me.  I am Your God and you are My people.  See the mighty hand of the Lord.  See My works, see My healing, see My joy reflected in your face and in the faces of others.  See the supernatural and speak My name to those who do not believe but see and must believe because they see the manifestation of My presence and power.  This is My word for you tonight.  You will walk one day at a time with Me in such trust and obedience that the world will look and say, “It cannot be true, but You will say, Yes, it is true and they will see, they will know and they will heed My words because of your walk.” 
I AM that I AM has spoken to you.  I AM that I AM loves you.  I AM that I AM will never leave you nor forsake you.  I AM that I AM will bring to pass all that I have spoken and soon.  I AM that I AM is Lord, Master and forever Lord, Walk In Your healing.  Walk in Your provision.  Walk in Your joy.  Walk with Your eyes and thoughts upon Me in confidence that I AM that I AM.