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Meeting with God


The Bible was written by men who had a “meeting” and personal encounter with God. Here are a few examples. God revealed Himself to Moses in a burning bush and Moses went on to lead the nation of Israel out of slavery, receive the Ten Commandments, and write the first five books of the Bible by revelation. David, the man after God’s heart, killed giants, built a nation, and was the sweet psalmist whose eyes saw the glory of God. Isaiah saw the glory of God, was touched by the coal from God’s altar, and became a prophetic mouthpiece for God. Saul’s name and identity were changed after the light from heaven knocked him from his horse. From that moment the Apostle Paul never stopped in his pursuit to know Jesus Christ. These are some of many who were strong and did exploits for God because they knew and experienced God (Daniel 11:32). We can have our own meeting with God through faith in Jesus’ blood. We must stand before Him, in His Presence, where we take hold of His faith and do His will.

Some people try to have faith from a distance. However, there is no such thing as “long distance faith.” They quote scriptures but don’t seem to know how to access the presence of God. They try to believe without getting before Him. The phrase “before Him” is also translated in His presence or in His sight.

“And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord” (Genesis 19:27). Romans 4:17 says, “As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” Abraham did not just have the promises of God, but his faith was loaded with the presence of God. He was God- conscious. I like to say that some people are self-conscious, some are people-conscious, or devil conscious. Some people are time-conscious, and others are just unconscious! However, to win the fight of faith, we must be God-conscious.

Imagine if you had an invitation to meet with someone who is very influential, extremely rich, and would grant you anything you desired. When you learn how to pray, that’s exactly what’s happening! I like to call it, “How To Have A Meeting With God.”

If you were invited to the White House to meet the president, you would be given exact information and the protocol to follow. In the same way, when you meet with God, the meeting place is established at the throne of grace, and your access is granted through the blood of Jesus. Now, there are unlimited possibilities open to you. God is looking for someone to show Himself strong to. It’s His pleasure to grant every need and fulfill every desire. Not only will He do this to the detail, but exceedingly, abundantly, far over and above all you can ask or imagine. Having a “meeting with God” opens all of heaven’s resources to you.

Romans 3:25-27 gives us this protocol, which begins with having faith in the blood of Jesus to qualify you to meet with God. “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.”

In the Greek, the word “propitiation” means mercy seat. That’s our meeting place. Exodus 25:22 tells us what happens in the meeting, “There I will meet with you and from above the mercy seat...I will speak intimately with you….” In the Old Testament, only the high priest, once a year could have this meeting. However, everything changed when Jesus, by His own blood, entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us,” (Hebrews 9:12).

Jesus has made the way for anyone with faith in His blood to meet with God. “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water,” Hebrews 10:19-20, 22.

Paul describes this meeting in Colossians 1:22 (TLB), “And now Christ has brought you into the very Presence of God and you are standing there before Him with nothing left against you-nothing left He could even chide you for.” The KJV says, “to present you holy and unblameable and unreprovable in His sight.” There is no one who can get closer to God than you can. Any time someone has faith in the blood, that’s where the meeting place is. Hebrews 10:22 in the Lovett says, “Let us, as members of His family, exercise our right of access and press closer and closer to the Father. But we must come with childlike faith and the unshakeable assurance He is eager to receive us.” The Doddridge translation says, “Let us not stand at a distance as if God were inaccessible; but on the contrary, let us draw near with a sincere and affectionate heart, in the full assurance of faith, supported by such considerations as these, which may well embolden make our approach unto Him in the most cheerful expectation of His blessing.”

We boldly ask God to strengthen and bless you, our partner, with mighty power in your spirit. He will then be able to do exceedingly, abundantly and above all you can ask or think. We want to offer you our book, “The Bloodline of a Champion” and the 2 CD’s “How to Have a Meeting with God.” We believe they will stir your faith and you will have a greater revelation of how to have a meeting with God.

We also want to thank you for your faithful partnership. We are making great progress on our new Conference Center. In just a few months we will be hosting our first conference in the new building. Thank you for your faithful partnership. We are believing for about $500,000 more to finish the Conference Center. We declare to you the same blessing Paul declared to his partners, “And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:19 (AMPC).

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General Douglas MacArthur, an American wartime hero, said that there are two things worse than death: one is to live in bondage and the other is to live in dishonor. It is interesting that he said this to West Point Military graduates that would risk their lives for their country. MacArthur said losing your freedom and your honor is worse than death. To really live we must have freedom and honor.

Jesus Christ said, “He whom the son sets free is free indeed,” (John 8:36). True freedom comes from Jesus Christ. But today let’s look at the subject of honor. We could call it “Your Honor” or “The Honor of God.” Honor is a very important part of life.

Jesus said, “If any man serve me…him will my Father honor,” (John 12:26). He also said, “…I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him, and honor him,” Psalm 91:15.


I like this definition of honor: to treat with great consideration; respect greatly; regard highly; treat with deference and courtesy; to treat as valuable and precious; esteem of the highest degree; great dignity.

Psalm 8 declares that God’s original plan for man included clothing him with “glory and honor.” We see that Satan delights in stealing the glory and stripping the honor God intended for man. But Jesus Christ can restore the glory and honor that God has for us. When honor is taken from a man or woman it is replaced with shame. Our best gifts and callings thrive in an atmosphere of honor. There is no love without honor. Romans 12:10 says, “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.


To respect a man is the first restoration of the self-respect he has lost; our ideal of what he is becomes to him the hope and pattern of what he may become. If we try to influence or elevate others, we shall soon see that our endeavor is successful in proportion to their belief of our belief in them. It is the great secret of personal influence. -Henry Drummond, The Greatest Thing in the World.


Honor is essential to successful leadership. In Numbers 27:15-23, the Lord instructed Moses to lay hands upon Joshua and place some of his honor upon him. Something supernatural happened when Moses put his honor upon him. It caused Joshua’s leadership to be affected and added great authority to his words.


Honor is essential in successful relationships. It is a step beyond respect. A successful marriage must have honor as a foundation between the husband and the wife (1 Peter 3:7 and Ephesians 5:33). Husbands are to love their wives and the wife is to respect and honor her husband. God says the consequences of dishonor in marriage will cause our prayers to be ineffective. The Bible also tells us to honor your father and mother. This is actually the first commandment with a promised blessing attached to it, “that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth,” (Ephesians 6:2-3). In 1 Peter 2:13-17 we are also instructed by God to honor those in government authority. We are taught to give double honor to ministry gifts (1 Timothy 5:17 and 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13). If each one of us would sow honor, not only toward God, but also in our supernatural relationships, we would reap a great harvest of honor in our lives.

In Mark 6:4-6, Jesus seemed to point to unbelief and lack of honor as things that limited His ministry. In these scriptures it seems that dishonor and unbelief are connected and that they stopped the “mighty works” of Jesus. The absence of honor was tragic for those who needed a miracle. One cannot receive the teaching or the anointing where there is no honor given.


YOU CAN RESPECT WITH WORDS BUT YOU MUST HONOR WITH SUBSTANCE. Proverbs 3:9-10 says, “Honor the Lord with your substance and the first fruits of all your increase.” Honor is connected with tithing and giving and is reflected in our financial priorities. Mark 14:1-9 shows how giving and honoring produces a fragrance well pleasing to God. He is calling us higher, and we must make the choice to be a vessel of honor, used by God as in 2 Timothy 2:20, 21. Honor is both an attitude and action and it affects every facet of our lives.


This month we want to offer you our book, Honor: Above and Beyond. This book is full of examples and teaching on the importance of honor in our homes, our churches, and our country. For your offering of any amount this month we will send you this book.

Thank you for your prayers as we enter a great new door in 2023. We are very thankful for you, our partners, who have given so generously! The MHM Conference Center, which is also a television studio, is nearing completion. Through the television program, we are now reaching over 400 million people daily. Several conferences will be conducted here at the MHM Conference Center each year, ministering to pastors and leaders from around the world. We have already paid $2.5 million cash on the conference center and need another $750,000 to finish this project. We rejoice in the progress and believe all the money will come in!

Our book, Revolutionary Revelation, is now translated into Farsi, a language spoken in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. This book is impacting believers in that region even now! Later this year we will be ministering in a minister’s conference in Turkey. Your faithful financial partnership makes all this possible. Our assignment is to carry the gospel of Christ and the Word of Faith to this generation and to every nation! Remember the Words of Jesus in Acts 20:35 “...It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Our God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!

In Christ,
Mark and Trina

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