CHN is a network of volunteers from churches throughout the United States of America and throughout the nations. Our mission and passion is to carry on the Great Commission given by our Lord Jesus Christ.

August 2008

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” (Rom. 12:14,15)



Dear Friend,

Trusting that all is well with you, and your loved ones. We are fine, and praising God for all that He is doing! The past two months have been amazing as our ministry is expanding! We are answering more calls now than ever before! We have the pleasure of partnering with the television station, God TV. A young, contemporary couple, Wendy and Rory Alec are the founders of this incredible television station that is shown all over the world. I would encourage you to visit the web site: HYPERLINK "http://www.god.tv" www.god.tv to learn more about them. If you have Direct TV, you will be able to watch this anointed Christian programming on Channel 365. You will be blessed by the Freshness of this ministry, it appeals to all age groups.

Recently I had the opportunity to sit in and answer the prayer calls that come to our office. I have always loved ministering on the phones, but since becoming director, the opportunity does not often come because I am so busy with administrative work. My calls were primarily from people who have been hurt by family, co-workers, and even their church family, and healing was needed. After my shift was over, I sat back in my chair and prayed some more for the callers. It seemed that every one was in need of inner healing and/or forgiveness in their heart. When Jesus tells us that we must bless, and not curse, there are many reasons for that. Some of us have lived so long with pain in our heart from hurtful experiences that it becomes a part of us. You may be saying right now, “But you don’t know what that person has put me through!” No, I don’t. I cannot feel your pain, but I can weep with you. Jesus, who knew much pain, weeps with you, and He has a remedy for you. He says to bless those who persecute you! Now how does that work? I know in my life, when I have been hurt, unless I give that hurt over to Him, I will carry it around like a heavy burden. This hurt is like a poison that eats at us until there is nothing left of us. All we can focus on is our pain. We can’t laugh, we can’t feel joy, we can’t enjoy the simple things of life because it possesses us. It affects all of our relationships because our wounded spirit causes us to lose the ability to trust again, and we become hardened inside.

Because of fear we are no longer able to reach out to others. This paralyzes us because we lose the ability to live as God intended for us to live. We become the losers then in more ways than one. How can we remedy this? How can we take that situation and pluck the pain, the anger, and all these feelings from our heart? Love is the principle in all of our relationships, including our enemies. When people are against us and all efforts towards peace have failed, we must remember that we have a Savior who loves us so much that He died for us while we were yet sinners. Jesus did not wait for us to repent, turn around, change our ways, or do anything else before He went to the Cross. He did it while we were still sinners. We did not deserve what He did, but He did it anyway. Therefore, why can’t we let go and forgive those who hurt us, and move on so that we are not only set free, but that person is set free too? Jesus is our example of pure love.

When we repent and humble ourselves before Him, we can take our past and know that whatever we did in sin is blotted out in the Lamb’s Book of Life! Praise God! So, if we can have this forgiveness, who are we to not forgive others? Instead of giving place to wrath, could we hand our pain over to Jesus and give Him the freedom to take care of it? Jesus said to bless those who persecute us. Could we try to do that? Instead of grumbling and complaining, which only causes us harm physically, let us try doing what He says. Love is the whole message of the Bible. No one loves us better than God does, so could we place our cares into His hands and simply do what He says? Think of those who have hurt you, and bless them! Ask God to bless them! Speak only good for them! When we obey God’s Word wonderfully powerful things can take place. By blessing our enemies, we are releasing them into God’s hands. We are set free from them! God will now take care of them, and He is then free to do what is needed to bring that person to redemption. And meanwhile, we will be healthier and happier because our thoughts will be on other things.

That situation will no longer rule us! We will be totally free to live our life the way God intends! Move on to better things now, and reach out to your destiny! Father, in Jesus’ Precious Name, I lift up this reader to You, and I ask You to bring peace, and love, and comfort into his or her life. Lord, if there is anything holding this loved one from moving forward to walk in love, in peace, in joy, in prosperity, in abundance, in Grace, and in his or her destiny because of a hurt from the past, I ask You now to release this person from this bondage. Father, set this person free to become the man or woman that you have called him or her to be. Release all hurts, heal all pain, release all bondage to a situation, release all insecurities and set this reader free! Fill this reader with loving, pure, and holy thoughts that will permeate his or her whole being with Your love, your peace and Your contentment. Thank You Father for victory! We receive it in Jesus Mighty and Precious Name! Amen and Amen!

In His Service,

Pastor Barbara

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