Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Celebrating 500 Broadcasts

  This is a little hard for me to wrap my brain around, but today I'll be broadcasting the 500th episode of my radio ministry. I was sitting here trying to think about what the Father has had me doing since June 2010 and it just blows my mind.

  Since 2010 I've been broadcasting an Internet radio program. It started off as a news and Bible commentary program called Christian New & Review. In this format I covered news stories that had prophetic meaning and then, I would add my personal commentary based on Bible prophecies and signs of the times. The original programs were meant to be along the lines of a Christian rush Limbaugh and, to be honest, they weren't all that good.

  In the early days I didn't have a fast enough Internet connection to broadcast live and they were very choppy with my voice coming and going. I didn't have the ability to play live music and it was pretty bad. I resorted to broadcasting the program via a telephone connection and I just wasn't happy with the sound quality at all. I've always felt like we should always strive to do the best we can do for Yehovah and never settle for anything substandard. If the devil's people have the best, then Yehovah's people should too because we work for the King of the universe.

  After only about two months of programing, the Father made the way for me to have a broadcast quality Internet connection installed, to get a wonderful sound board, great microphone and upgrade the programs programing. It was about this same time that the program got a name change and a mission change as well and, things have never been the same. I went from full time news and commentary to a teaching and preaching format with the occasional CNR news broadcast.

  Today is the 500th broadcast and the Father has continued to bless. No matter what I've needed to continue doing this program, Yehovah God has sent it. Computers, office supplies, microphones, recording equipment, video recording equipment, funds to pay for radio air time and He''s also blessed me with books and research materials so that I could learn more about Him and His Word. There have been times when I didn't think He was listening to my prayers, that I may have to stop doing this radio ministry, but God has never been late, always on time.

  In the past two years - three months, I've broadcasted more than twenty-two thousand hours of programs and studied the Word of Yehovah more hours than I can calculate. The Father has opened the door for me to be a guest on many radio programs to teach about end time prophecy, Middle East issues and, above all of this: the Father has given me the honor of praying for tens of thousands of people, lead many to Yeshua for the first time and been blessed to lead some folks who had strayed from their faith and gone back to lives of sin. each time I've received an email from someone who has been saved, I've wept tears of joy. Every time someone has written me to let me know that they came to pray the sinners prayer because of something I said on the program, I've stopped to celebrate that person's salvation and to thank my God that I was in a place where I could lead them in the Sinner's Prayer.

  I don't want you to get the wrong idea here; I'm not writing this to brag on Dave Lillard: I'm writing this to brag on the power and anointing of the great God of creation. I'm writing this to brag on the One who called me to minister when I was just 12 years old at a summer youth camp in Texas. I'm writing this because I want the world to know that Yehovah can use anyone for His purposes. I was a backslidden preacher's kid, living in sin, singing Country music in night clubs, bars, honky tonks and major arenas all across America. I had no desire to be a preacher, no desire to lead souls to salvation and no desire to teach the Bible on an Internet radio program.

  It was in 2004 when God brought me back to His loving arms, His loving gift of grace and salvation through the blood of Yeshua. He cleaned me up, planted my feet on the solid rock and has given me the honor to become a teacher of His Word to people all over the world. Though I'm now disabled from auto accidents, thanks to the technology available to me, I'm able to do this program from my home studio, which Yehovah provided. Rather than give up, a burden for lost souls and to teach the truth of the Bible was placed in my heart. I will never be the same, never return to a life of sin and I will be teaching as long as our Father will allow me.

  Folks, it has been my honor to be a pastor to people who, for whatever reason, are shut-in, are disabled, are in an area where they don't have a church to go to. I have been blessed and humbled to learn that many of my piers think of me as an authority on biblical prophecy and humbled by the email from a child thanking me for leading his daddy back to the Lord. Though there are days when I want to throw up my hands and give up, every time that feeling comes, one of you dear people send me a note to thank me for doing what I'm doing and that, that gives me the strength to continue to pastor this online church with members all over the world.

  Thank you for reading this longer than usual blog: and thank you for the prayers and support of and for this online ministry. I want you to know that I love and appreciate each and every one of you. I'm praying for you and one day, here or in Heaven, I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and hugging your neck. You guys have blessed me so many times, I can't thank you enough.

  May Yehovah bless you and keep you; may Yehovah make His face to shine on you and be gracious to you; may Yehovah lift up His countenance upon you and give your His Shalom, His peace. May you and your family rest in the peace that passes all understanding and may you always be mindful of your Father and walk in His will. May you be blessed beyond your greatest dreams and, may we all meet one day in that land where we will never have to say good-bye.

Blessings, peace and love,

Pastor Dave Lillard
The Home Church

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Something's About To Happen

  As I'm writing this blog, it is about 3:00 AM on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Last night I couldn't sleep. I couldn't get comfortable and my heart was heavy. I couldn't put my finger on it, I could figure out why I couldn't sleep. It was so bad that it was nearly  10:00 AM before I was able to sleep, and even then it was only for about four hours.

  I was preparing to sleep this morning, I felt this in my spirit so, before I went to bed I thought it best I get it out. I want you all to remember, I don't claim to be anything except a minister, a teacher of the Bible. I dobn't believe I have any prophetic gift or calling, but I do feel things in my spirit from time to time. This is one of those times.

  Something is about to happen. There is a major shaking in the spirit world and I'm not the only one feeling it. Something is about to happen that no one was really expecting, but it will have a profound affect on the world: something of biblical magnitude. This "something" will cause Christians around the world to examine their lives, cause the Church to begin unifying and it will even cause many sinners to come to know Yeshua. Those sinners who don't immediately come to Yeshua will, at the very least, begin to examine their lives and start making their way toward a saving knowledge of Yeshua.

  While I can't say for sure, I feel like this "something" is a two pronged event. I feel like something is going to happen in the Middle East. I believe it has somethign to do with either an attack on Israel or Iran. There will be a significant loss of life and there will be panic around the world. Brave men's hearts will fail them and some will not know how to handle this event, or what to do about it. It will be a major event that is somehow linked to prophecy.

  I also feel like something major is going to happen on American soil. When I think about, I sence enormous pain, suffering and fear. I don't know if it's an attack, a natural disaster of some kind or what exactly. What I do know is that it will touch nearly the whole of the nation and its big enough that it will cause Christians to hit their knees in serious prayer. I can't seem to get away from the fear aspect of this feeling. It's like millions of people are in the same place, at the same time and all of them are afraid of the same thing. It's like a  focused fear.

  Again, I don't claim to have any sort of prophetic gift, but this sence is so strong in my spirit that there has to be something to it. I don't like saying things like this, but I felt like you folks should know so that you can pray and ask our Father to reveal any instructions He might have for you, your family and your church. I would strongly urge you to begin a time of serious intercession and don't stop until you feel the Father release you from it.

  I will be praying about this feeling and asking for more revelation. We are living in the last days of this final age on earth. We all need to be listening and sensative to the Holy Spirit because, as it says in Amos, our God will not do anything until He first tells His prophets and ministers so they can warn the children of Yehovah first. Keep you hearts and ears open and, you might want to check the Internet for any stories from those few who are true prophets of God. They will all have very similar messages and they will all come out about the same time.

Blessings, peace and Yeshua's love to you all,