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December 2020 - GOD IS ABLE


 When facing impossible situations, it’s important to know YOU are the believer and GOD is the performer.  Remember the great and mighty things He has done and then put your faith in His ability. 

 God has never said, “Uh-oh!” He always has a plan.  GOD IS ABLE!  

Your belief system must be connected to your sound system.  Dr. Lilian B. Yeomans said it this way, “God has tied himself irrevocably to human cooperation in the execution of divine purposes. He has made man’s faith a determining factor in the work of redemption.”  Human cooperation begins with faith in your heart and is released with words of faith, such as: “I believe!” 


  • And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord,” then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you (Matthew 9:28-29).

 The moment they confirmed their belief by saying, “Yes, Lord” Jesus was able to open their blind eyes.  The first step to receiving their sight was to put their faith in Jesus’ ability. 

God delights in His children stepping out over the aching void with nothing under their feet but the Word of God.  -Lillian B. Yeomans        

  • For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that day (2 Timothy 1:12).

 Paul said this after many difficult hardships. Have faith in God’s ability to keep what you’ve committed to Him.  He has never changed His mind about the people He has called or the gifts He has given. There is a day of reward coming. I like what Martin Luther, who was persecuted greatly for his faith, said: “There are two days in my calendar: This Day and That Day.”  

There is an old song that expresses this well: It will be worth it all when we see Jesus! Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ. One glimpse of His dear face, all sorrow will erase. So bravely run the race ‘til we see Christ.

  •  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them (Hebrews 7:25).

 “Therefore, He is able also to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them,” AMPC.  

Trust God’s ability to save. Remember the Greek word for save is sozo, which includes healing, preservation, provision, soundness and deliverance. When we pray for others, we are partnering with God to save them. Jesus is the intercessor in heaven while the Holy Spirit helps us to intercede here in the earth. 

  • For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted (Hebrews 2:18). He is able to aid those who are tempted.  

“For because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted (tested and tried), He is able [immediately] to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted and tested and tried [and who therefore are being exposed to suffering],” AMP.   

The prodigal son left his father’s house and spent his inheritance on foolish living. He was living alone in a pig pen. When his money was gone, so were his friends.  One day he came to himself and decided to get up and go home. His father was watching for him to come home, just as he’d done since the day his son left.  Perhaps in his heart, the father heard the cry of his lost son, because when he saw the boy walking up the road, he ran to meet him.  When the Father God hears our cry for help, He is able to run to help us in time of need.

  • And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform (Romans 4:19-21).

Our God is a performer!  He is able to perform miracles.  Abraham received a promise from God that he would be the father of a great nation, but at 100 years of age he still had no heir.  It looked impossible.  But as he turned to God alone and began to praise the one who gave him the promise, His praise strengthened his ability to receive a miracle that turned back time and made him a father.  Abraham put his faith completely in God’s ability. God is able also to perform His promise to you today! 

  • Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king (Daniel 3:17). 

Three young Hebrew men were on trial for their stand for God.  They were thrown into the fiery furnace, but they had faith in their God’s ability to deliver them.  They proved that when you stand for God, He will stand for you!  Jesus walked into the fire with them and delivered them.  When they came out of the furnace they didn’t even smell like smoke! 

  • Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand (Romans 14:4). 

If God is for you, who can be against you?  Satan is the accuser, but Jesus is our Advocate and you can trust the power of His blood to make us stand.  That should make us reconsider accusing any child of God, no matter what they’ve done. You can be confident that the good work God has begun, He will bring to a full completion.


  • God is not only the author, but the finisher of your faith. “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy (Jude 1:24).  

One the day of Pentecost, Peter didn’t even mention his failure and that he denied Jesus three times.  He could have ended up in “preacher’s rehab,” but when he was baptized in the Holy Spirit, he stood up and preached the Gospel. Thousands were saved!  Jesus had kept him from falling and now he was doing exactly what Jesus said he’d do.  Jesus’ prayer brings the keeping power of God and ability to finish your course with joy. 

  • And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8). 

God’s ability will work in your finances, as it did for some of the poorest members of the church in Macedonia.  Because of their joy-filled generosity, they moved from extreme poverty into financial prosperity.  Instead of being the needy ones, God’s ability gave them the ability to give out of their abundance to help other churches. 

  • Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us (Ephesians 3:20). 

God desires to reveal His grace and great plan of redemption through the church. He uses ordinary people who take their place in Christ and are strengthened with the mighty power and love of the Holy Spirit. Smith Wigglesworth said, “We are commanded by God to be filled with the Spirit, and in the measure you fail of this, you are that far short of the plan of God.”  God is able do great and mighty things to and through anyone who is filled with His Presence. 

You will have what you desire in proportion to your faith. Feed your faith on these TEN PROMISES THAT RELEASE GOD’S ABILITY.  We have enclosed a card with these scriptures so you can keep them in front of you.  Say, “Lord, I believe. Help me get rid of unbelief.”  

This month we have a BRAND-NEW CD set we want to offer you, God is Able.  We encourage you to get these messages and feed your faith on these scriptures.  Expect to see God’s ability in your life, your family, your finances, your health – in EVERY area of your life.  For your offering of $25 or more this month – we will send you these messages as well as the CD set, Opening the Door to the Supernatural, and the book, Faith Opens the Door to the Supernatural.  We believe your faith will stay strong and you will see mountains moved and God’s faithfulness in your life.  

We agree with you for the ability of God to be manifested in your life!  We are so thankful for your partnership with us.  We want to ask you to send your picture (either by mail or via email ) so we can add them to our partner wall in our office.  We pray for you, our partners, every day.  

As partners with us, you share in the grace of God in our lives and we know that our God will supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!  

In Christ,

Mark and Trina

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September 2020 - September to Remember

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Dear Partner,

2020 has been an unforgettable year of many challenges.  For some it’s been one of loss and for many, it’s been a year of open doors to new opportunities.  We believe this month will be A September To Remember.  The Holy Spirit has been reminding us of story after story of God’s miraculous provision when we trust Him in the area of our finances.  “Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,” 1 Chronicles 16:12.  Let’s take time to remember, to testify, and to tell our children what the Lord has done for us.

Years ago, when I was a pastor, the biggest giver in the church walked out and I felt hopeless.  I was wondering how we would support the missionaries and pay the bills without this man’s support.   The Lord spoke to me and said, The biggest giver is still here.”  When I asked Him who that giver was, He said, “It’s Me!  As long as I’m here, you’ll never lack for anything.”  I have to say that was true and God has never failed. 

I remember when I was part of a meeting at my dad’s church.  I wasn’t ministering during this service, but one of the speakers was teaching from 1 John 5:14-15 about how we can receive anything we ask for when we praySeveral of this pastor’s church ladies were sitting on the row behind me. I commented to Pastor David Shearin, who was sitting beside me, that “anything” means refrigerators.  I was confused as to why I said that but on the inside the Holy Spirit said, “There’s a woman sitting behind you who has prayed and believed Me for a refrigerator.”  At the end of that meeting, I got up and shared what the Holy Spirit told me and asked that woman to stand.  One of those women stood up. She told us she was caring for a houseful of foster children and her refrigerator had gone out.  The day before she had gone to the store to look at refrigerators.  She did not have the money to buy one, but she prayed and believed God He would provide.  I told her the Lord told me to buy it for her.   Immediately this lady began to rejoice like I’d never seen before!   She danced, she shouted, and before long we all joined in!  God cares about His children.  He hears every believing prayer and sends the answer when we pray.

I also remember the time I bought my dad a Rolex watch. I actually wanted a Rolex, but the Holy Spirit prompted me to get him one first.  He was getting up in age and all he had ever worn was a Timex.  I took him to the jewelry store, and he picked out a beautiful Rolex.  I really didn’t have the money to do that (I made payments for a year on it) but I never regretted honoring my dad.  After he went to heaven, my mother gave me his Rolex and it’s the watch I wear today.  Another time, I wanted to get him a new suit.  We were at the store and he couldn’t make his mind up between two suits that he really liked.  I realized this was my opportunity to bless my father.  I counted it an honor to spend the extra money and bought him both suits, along with shirts and ties.           

Another unforgettable moment to remember was in the Philippines.  A group of ministers from Vietnam were attending our conference and I felt like the Holy Spirit wanted to bless them, so I called them forward and gave them each a hundred-dollar bill.  They were so thankful and actually fell on their faces and began to weep in gratitude.  I later found out the wages they earned in an entire year was only one hundred dollars.  Jesus wanted to bless them.  I was so grateful to be a part.

Remember the woman who broke the alabaster box of perfume and poured it on Jesus’ head?  While some around criticized her extravagant demonstration of love, calling it a waste, Jesus said, “Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always...but me ye have not always,” Mark 14:6.  She didn’t realize it at the time, but she was actually anointing Jesus for His burial. The rich fragrance of the oil must have comforted Him with each step towards His crucifixion, reminding Him of this woman’s gratitude and worship.  She will never be forgotten, and her story is still being told wherever the Gospel is preached. 

God wants to bless His children, but He uses people to reach out with generosity to help or honor them.  Opportunities are everywhere if we will take them. We recently ate at a restaurant and the waitress was a preacher’s daughter and a Bible School student.  We gave her a good tip and she was so thankful that God prompted us to bless her more.  In fact, all the pastors at the table wanted to give and she was blessed with over $800.   What we didn’t know was she was broke, had just wrecked her car, needed money to go home and she had just cried out to God for a breakthrough.  Her need was our opportunity to make a difference, to let her know her Father God would take care of her.  There’s no telling where the blessing will end when we are generous.

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith,” Galatians 6:10. The blessings of giving are not just financial, but they are spiritual and eternal.   “Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account. I am full, having received...things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:15-19.   

Your partnership with the ministries of MHM are a sweet-smelling aroma that get the attention of God.  We believe as you remember what the Lord has done and recognize the opportunities He has given; this will be an incredible “September To Remember.”

In Christ,
Mark and Trina

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