Rekindle Training!

Hello RTFM Friends!
People have asked us to do some distance education!  Our response:
Yes, we do distance education and training.  We seek to make it affordable as the most important things is that people get trained.
Here is how it works:
There is the discipleship course that is partly free with weekly studies.  Then there is the Certification course that is 6 sessions.  The suggested donation fee is $250.
The second course is Total Health that training is self pace and then live question and answer with me when you are ready.    That cost there is $95 and includes the pdf materials.
Then there is the How to successfully get and give effective Bible studies as well as how to reach College and University Campuses for Christ.   Joshua Guerrero does this course  This is about 5 sessions.   Suggested fee $ 250
Then there are videos that we let you know how to access for Bible worker training.  There are about 15 in number.  This is free.
Think about it $595 for complete Bible Worker Training!
First step would be to go to the Discipleship Site and sign up
Then send the first $250 either by mail to :
P.O. Box 6  Plover, WI 54467
Or send it via the Donate  to RTFM paypal link  on this site.
Blessings,
Pastor David

Responding to Your Requests

Hello RTFM Family!
As a result of the coronavirus, we have had many requests to do live presentations via webinars.  That has been our plan.  We were prayerfully waiting for God to direct us and assist us in this matter.
We  needed to get the correct webinar platform that would bless everyone.  Facebook is not something that everyone uses.   Also we needed to purchase some equipment and that took a little bit of money as well as we needed for the equipment to arrive.  Most of it has arrived and some it still on the way due to delays as a result of the Coronavirus.
We are going to move forward anyway with what we have.  God is leading and has nudged us to proceed!
Be on the lookout for a link that will  becoming your way soon that will  connect you beginning this  Friday April 17th 2020.
On Friday, Joshua Guerrero and I will be doing a live presentation entitled :  “How God can use Us in at Time of Crisis!”    Time 7:00 PM   Friday 4/17/2020
Saturday at 10:30 AM Pastor David will then give a message entitled:  “Thinking Well During Troubling Times.”
Following the Saturday presentation a series of messages will be presented on COVID19

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Thanks for your patience and see you on Friday:)
Blessings,
The RTFM Team!
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God’s Provision – Coronavirus

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

Things today seem out of control. Yes, we can be certain the God will take care of each one of us. The key is going to Him for each and every one of our needs. The promise is that He will provide for them according to His riches. If any one can consistently and with certainty make provision for us in the times in which we are living, in it is God!

Let me illustrate for you how this is happening in my own life. Once the Coronavirus outbreak was determined to be pandemic I made an attempt to go to the local Walmart and all of the bathroom tissue and paper towels were gone! I realized that people were seeking to take care of their own needs out of panic and/or fear. For two straight days everywhere I went there was no tissue or towels to be found. What did I do? I made my need may known to God! Now, God knew my need, I realize that; What I needed was direction and peace in my situation. God gave me both.

God gave me a peace that He would take care of me. He encouraged me to just keep doing the ministry that He has called me too and that He would take care of me. The next morning as I was coming back from a ministry appointment I was going though a small town. There was a little grocery story and God impressed me to stop at this location. I stopped and a gentleman came up to me and asked if he could trouble me for a jump start as his battery was dead. I joyfully helped him. Once we got the car started we began to talk and I witnessed to him about the providence and provision of God. I shared with him that this stop I was making was one that I never had made before but God impressed me to stop here and that I was glad that He provided this opportunity to bless him with a jump start. The man thanked me, went on his way and I went into the store.

When I went into the store I asked the attendant if they had any Bath Tissue or any Paper Towel. He chuckled and said “do we ever, no one has figured out that we have this stuff here! I guess when they do we will be wipe out!” We laughed and I purchased a small amount as I was impressed by God to make sure others would also have and that He would continue to provide for me. You see, God was showing me that He would be making provision for me and that I need not worry! Also, in making provision for me He was using me to be a light and blessings to others.

Let me encourage you today to stay calm, trust God as He will provide for all of your needs according to His riches in Glory!

Discipleship Moment

Let’s keep in mind that the great gospel commission must continue in these times. Let me encourage you to pray for each one of your neighbors, coworkers and others in your sphere of influence. During this crisis God is opening many opportunities for us to be a light in a dark place if we would just keep our hearts open to Him. Discipleship is our Heavenly Father’s plan to reach the world with the Gospel. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14 Presently at RTFM we are reaching out to our neighbors and last weekend we had a worship service in our home and three of our neighbors attended.

Health Tip for the Coronavirus*

Each morning drink a warm water of freshly squeezed lemon juice. It will give you over 75% of the vitamin C for the day, add alkalinity to your body and boost your immune system. Zinc Lozenges and a supplement called NAC (do not take if you have asthma) can go a long way to keep your body healthy. Drink plenty of water, eat as much whole foods as possible, exercise regularly and trust in divine power. Also take time to pray and ask God to help you keep your mind thinking positive and in a state of good health. “A merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones” Proverbs 17:22 NKJV

Campus Ministry

Pray for the university students we have been ministering to this year. They are now on an extended break due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. We are keeping in touch with them and encouraging them to trust in Jesus and remain strong in their faith.

God will provide for all of our needs! As each day unfolds start your day with Him. Then, live each day seeking to be a blessing and encouragement to others. You may be the instrument of Grace in the hand of God that will change the life of someone else. As He uses you, He will take care of you and no weapon formed against you will prosper (Isa. 54:17)

May God bless you,

David Guerrero and the RTFM Team

*this is not medical advice. please see your physician for all medical advice. This statement is not intended to diagnose or treat and illness or diseases. It is for educational purposes only.

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Mercy and Truth

We are now in the month of January of the year 2020!   What will the New Year hold?  This is a question that many ask themselves.   The answer lies in what will we do to have an improved year from the last one.

This year may we seek to see and do things through the lens of Scripture as we allow God through His Spirit to do that which we cannot do for ourselves.  Yes, that is correct, we cannot live the Christian life without God doing it in and through us.  Our part is that we must surrender our will or choices to Him.

The wonderful truth of the Word is that “it is God who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13).   And “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).  You see it is all about God and what He can do!  We need to take our eyes off of ourselves in 2020 and place them on Him for He is able!   Jesus said: “Without me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).  So the question is where will you place your focus in 2020?

So often we in our zeal we seek to place our attention on truth without placing our attention on The Truth; that is Jesus.  He is The Way, The Truth and The Life (John 14:6).    When we do this the truth as we live and present it is void of love.    Our pursuit of truth void of love causes us to try to fix ourselves and others, something that we cannot do.  True surrender to God is that only things that heals us.

God said that it was He that would ” I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;  And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.” (Hebrews 10: 16,17).  You see, it is what God can do and will do we must surrender ourselves totally to Him.    God’s deepest desire is to heal our brokenness.

Listen to how this can take place in our lives:

“Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.”  Matthew 13:15 NKJV

We need to see, hear and understand in order to experience the healing that we need to experience.  How can this take place?  Revelation 3:18 tells us that we need the anointing of the Spirit to see our true need and condition and then we need God to give us an understanding mind.   As the wise man says we   in Proverbs 3: 5-6 need to:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

The issues is who are we going to trust?  If we place our trust in God and lean into His understanding and acknowledge Him our hearts will be in the posture, position and place to experience the healing that we need.  When we experience this radical change in our lives mercy and truth will be the fruit of what takes place in our hearts.  And once experienced we need to ask God to help us never lose it.  As the wise man exclaimed:

Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.  (Proverbs 3:3-4) NKJV

May our 2020 be one in which we find favor with and high esteem with God and man.  May mercy and truth be the heart and soul of  our lives this year!

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2020 Can You Believe it?

In just about two (2) weeks we will be in a new decade!  We will have entered a new year as well as the year 2020!  Who would have ever thought that we would have arrived to such a monumental time in earth’s history?

As we look into the world today Donald Trump has just been impeached and our nation is in much perplexity and dismay.  Confusion, tension and disarray seem to be everywhere.  Peace appears to be unattainable.   Yet, Jesus promised us that:


These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.

You see Jesus has already overcome this world and He asks us to be of good cheer despite what is happening around us and in our lives.  So how can we face tomorrow with cheer?

First, we must keep our minds riveted on the fact  the Jesus has already overcome this world.  This should bring us hope.  The God that we serve has already overcome this world and this world has nothing over him.    This is the God that we serve and He wants us to know that He is sovereign and rules over the affairs of our lives. We just need to turn to him moment by moment.  He has overcome and in Him we too have overcome this world!

Secondly, we must seek His guidance every step of the way.   As we face 2020 we must make a commitment to be guided by Him daily.   His guidance must be first, foremost in our lives and above that of this world.  Remember, this world does not have much to offer us.  Yeshua said these words:

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, 
He will guide you into all truth;”  John 16:13

So, we must ask for the Spirit to dwell in us and we must seek Him to tell us what to do and then, we must follow (by His strength) to do what He asks of us!

Thirdly, we need to ask Our Heavenly Father to give us joy.  Yes, He has promised us joy and will place it in our hearts in the midst of sorrow.  These were the words He has left us to hold onto:  

Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.  
John 16:24 and  “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:11

Joy in the heart will keep us lifted up!

As He gives us a joy that is full, consistent and that remains; never to go away, then… life, it’s changes, demands as well as His calling will be entered in with a peace that passes all understanding.

My friend 2020 is almost here.  Today let me encourage you to seek the LORD like never before! Plead with Him for an over-comers heart.  Plead with Him for a heart that can be filled with confidence in Him.  Petition Him for a heart that will be brightened by His love, guided by His truth and filled with His joy!   This will result in a life that will speak to the world of a peace that only comes form above!  That heart then can lovingly lead others to Him!

We will be praying for you my friend!  May God bless your 2020.

As we enter 2020 would you also consider
partnering with RTFM?  As a God supported ministry we seek to fulfill His work for this time.  As a Christ Method’s Ministry we seek to meet the needs of all people group by offering practical help, Christian Counseling, Life, Marriage, Leadership and Health and Wellness Coaching  as well as life changing Seminars. We do this in order to help others become true disciples of Jesus Christ.  today,  help us impact the world for our Savior Yeshua!
For 2019 we are still looking to meet our annual budget. We did fall short so far for the year.  Consider a year end donation  When you make a donation for any amount you will receive the RTFM prayer journal.  When you make a donation just indicate if you would like the Marriage Prayer Journal, Men’s Prayer Journal or Woman’s Prayer Journal.

Blessings,

Pastor David and The RTFM Team!

Transformed by His Grace

It has only been a few hours since my arrival from our annual Transformed by His Grace Men’s Retreat.  The retreat left us  who attended in awe!  About  fourteen (14) men sat in silence as the Holy Spirit moved upon us all.  Some of us wept and others quietly moved their lips saying praise the LORD.   One gentleman wept and hugged another thanking God for the freedom, joy, power and love he was experiencing.  Really, I have never been in a meeting like this before in my life.  The authentic moving of the power of the Spirit was real!

This is what grace is all about.  As defined in the Bible, grace is the divine influence on the life that comes upon man that if received by faith it transforms the life bringing joy, freedom and gratitude.  This grace brings about such a change in the life that the individual impacted by it reflects the very character of God!  The apostle Paul puts it this way:

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”  2 Corinthians 3:18

As we behold Jesus who is full of grace and truth (John 1:14) and truly receive  Him He will work in us both to will and do of God’s goods pleasure (Philippians 2:13).  This is what we all need.  For too long many of us have lived a life of inner turmoil as we struggle in the silence to truly live the Christian life.  We beat ourselves over the head saying I will never measure up, I can never be good enough.  So we trudge forward trying to live the Christian life and attempting all we can do to measure up!  My friend it will never happen.  Our attempts with out the grace (power) of God leaves us exhausted and guilt ridden.   There is a better way… God’s way!  It is his original design and plan for all of mankind.  Paul discovered how this is done.  Read closely:

 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.  Galatians 2:20-21

Before we move on, notice the last sentence.  Paul realized that a person could frustrate the grace of God!  He identified that God’s healing saving grace gets frustrated when we attempt to heal our sinful tendencies by behavior modification and a religion of works!  When we do that; what Christ has accomplished for us has be done (for us)  in vain.  Why?  Because we  reject all that He has done on our behalf as well as reject His assistance and power to help us in our Christian walk and ability to overcome sin!  So, we do is our way instead of God’s way.  What is God’s way?

God’s way is to accept His grace through the acceptance of what He has provided for you through the gift of His Son.  Of course, in order to do that we must repent of our sin when we are under the conviction of the Holy Spirit, confess our wrong doing, accept His forgiveness and the ask Him (receive Him) to indwell us in order for Him to live His life through us. This is what Paul meant when he said: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life that I life in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God.

Did you catch that?  I (self) dies.  Christ live in me.  I am then living a new life by His faith!   Yes, I am now living by the faith of the Son of God!  When we invite Him in; surrendering our lives to Him, His faith takes over and we know life by the faith of Jesus! Wow!  This is God’s grace in action!   This is the grace that transforms!

God’s grace is the Divine influence that comes to us with the desire to save (sozo in the Greek meaning to heal) us from our sin. That if received by faith it will transform  us into the image of His Son as it give us joy in the heart; freedom from sin and power to live the Christian life with a  heart of gratitude for what He has done and is doing in, as well as through us.  You see, this grace brings about such a change that by it we reflect the very character of God.   I invite you to day to accept, receive and experience this transforming grace!

May you grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ!

 

 

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True Religion – Back to the Basics

To have a true walk with Christ! This is the desire of all who take the name of Christianity. However, this can be easier said then done.

It is easy to keep busy looking like a Christian and yet another thing to experience the abundant life that Jesus desires for us to live. And, that is the problem: busyness does not mean that my life is fulfilling. All it means is that I am , well… just that, busy.
I am finding that as Christians we all need to slow down. We need to take time for ourselves to really talk with God and enjoy the beauty of life. Too often work, family and church responsibilities, take so much time that we have very little time for the one who matters most-God!

Let me share with you a brief outline of sorts of what things we can do to make the Christian life more meaningful. Are you ready?

1. The First thing that should matter most to us is prayer. That’s right, before anything else that we do in life we should set time aside (no matter what) to pray. Jesus was our example. And, if one wants to live a life like Christ well then just follow His lead. That Bible tells us that : “ Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” (Mark 1:35) Jesus saw the need to make prayer the first thing He did to start off His day and we should too.

2. The second thing we should consider is f the needs of our family. That’s right, while I pursue work, church or another responsibility I should be thinking about how this impacts the well being of my home. The Apostle Paul shared this importance when he wrote that “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” (I Timothy 5:8) The Greek word provide in this verse means to think deeply about and foresee what is the best need for the family. This is what we must do as people. All that we do should entail the thought: “how will this best meet the need(s) of my family?”

3. We should engage in ministry that is one that follows the biblical plan. In the book of James we find a prescription that can give us some guidance: “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. “ (James 1:27) In our ministry we should seek to minimize focusing on say. “a church building” and focusing on the needs of people. In our ministry we should ask God to help us focus on the felt needs of others as we seek to impact lives with the message of Jesus’ love.

4. Lastly, we should be seeking to live the gospel instead or “preaching” the gospel.  Please, don’t get me wrong. the word of God and the authentic gospel that changes lives and leads to salvation must be shared; however we need to see the practice of what we preach!  I read this sometime ago and it inspired me that a living faith needs to be presented to the world!  It is found in the book of Luke Here it is:

” The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.  To preach the acceptable year of the Lord”       Luke 4: 18-19 KJV

In these verses you see that the action of the gospel is part and parcel to the preaching of the gospel.  There is preaching, healing, recovering and setting free!  There is much action that goes on in these verses.  That is just the point, the gospel needs to be lived out as it is preached!   The Bible says of Jesus :

 “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Acts 10:38

May we experience the anointing of the Holy Spirit with power!  May that indwelling power lead us to do good and heal others that are oppressed!  If God is for and with us… then who then can be against us!  The world is waiting for the impact of Yeshua.  We must be His hands of healing to the world!

Like you, I desire to have a fruitful life for Jesus. In order for that to happen, I must have a life of prayer. My life should be one that considers the life of my family at all times. Also, as I seek to see what is important at it relates to ministry I must follow the biblical plan of meeting felt needs. And Lastly, living the gospel goes far more  of impacting people than any “ministry event” could ever accomplish. May God bless you as you seek to live a fulfilling life of true religion!

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A Place of Prayer, A Person of Peace

We are nearing the middle of January. like you, I want to be a person of peace. The best example of a person of peace is Yeshua. Yeshua was a person of peace! The Bible gives us insight to how He achieved this! While I could site many examples and scripture texts today, I will sight this one in Mark 1:35

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

Jesus had a place of prayer and therefore He was a person of peace. One of Jesus’ favorite places was the Garden of Gethsemane. He often retired there to gather strength and wisdom from God. So much so, that as He faced betrayal, torture, and death He could calmly and lovingly say: “Father, forgive them.”

Wow, what an example!

Let me encourage you to daily and moment by moment have that place of payer so, like our Savior, you (and I) can be a person of peace!

Until next time,

David and The RTFM Team!

A Hug From God

Hello RTFM Friends:

The other day, very early in the morning I left home, for the night before, someone in our community was dying and asked if I could come in the morning and bring them communion.  As I was on my way out the door, my son, noticing that the communion kit was empty, said:  “hey dad, how are you going to get the bread and the juice for communion, you box is empty?”  I thought for a moment and said: “Well, God is just going to have to provide.”   On my way to the home I was impressed to go to the local Christian book store and ask them if they had any bread and juice for communion?

When I walked in the lady introduced herself very kindly, and asked if she could help me.  I made her aware of what I needed and she said, “I have just the right thing for you!”  She then explained that this item just came out and it was a unique prepackaged communion juice and cracker set.  I thought to myself: “I wonder how much this is going to cost?”  I then asked her:  “What is the price on something like this?”  She smiled and said:  ” I know that you are on a mission for God and today for you, it is free!”   I was just dumbfounded!  I swallowed and said :  “mam, you must be kidding me, what do I have to pay for this?”  She then smiled again and said:  “The price today is nothing, I can sense you are on a mission for God and I would just like to help you in your work for Him.”  The tears almost flowed from my eyes as I thanked her, walked out of the store and went off to minister communion to someone in need!  This to me was a hug from God!

Jesus once said:

26Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?. . . . But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.  (Matthew 6:26-27,34)

Oh, how much Jesus loves us and desires us to rest in the promise of His love and care!

Today, our ministry is at a crossroads.  We have much to do for God and for all intent and purposes the service box looks empty.  God needed to remind us by what happened that day,  that He is going to take care of us!

Will you take a moment today as well as for the next week and pray for us?  Please, there is power in prayer and we know that God will provide.   And, if He touches your heart to help us in that endeavor, that will be okay too:)

With all our love,

Pastor David and The Rekindle the Flame Ministries Family!

Until Next Time!

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God’s Place of Restoration

We are finally here!  What a journey! God has miraculously made a way for RTFM to provide a retreat center as a place of restoration for others to experience the power of God’s transforming grace.

From God’s place of refuge, we will offer and provide a time for people to just get away from the busyness of live and relax. While you are here you can take advantage of our life, marriage, health and wellness coaching and counseling as well as our health education sessions.

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Whether it is walking in the woods by the stream or sitting on the front porch and looking at the lake, this will be a place where you will get in touch with God and be revived.   And the ministry has already begun.

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In the last two weeks we have ministered to a family and some youth and young adults in a powerful way.   Some of the projects we have done have been preparing a drain for a new water system and the beginning stages of the new RTFM office.   Our vision is to have two cabins and a place where live seminars can be held by Mid 2016.  With God all things are possible!

In the meantime we are still moving forward with God’s ministry and are presently running a monthly men’s Set Free session that helps men get free from the slavery of pornography.  We are still providing regular counseling and life coaching and daily we get calls for coaching and our counseling as well as making regular appointments to travel to do a seminar.

At this point in time we are have seminars schedule for January, February, March, May, September and October of 2016.   We are asking God to open doors to have at least one speaking engagement a month.  In the Spring and Summer we are looking at holding some meeting right here at the retreat center focusing on health, wellness, country living and simple ways on experiencing the power of God’s Spirit in daily living.

If you know of anyone that is looking for a time away to experience renewal, revival, reconciliation, and/or needs to experience a life breakthrough in mind, body or spirit then have them contact us.  We will certainly seek to do whatever we can to make it happen.  Contact us by calling (715) 310-2196 or email us at:

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Thanks for being our friend and supporting the ministry of RTFM.  Please keep in touch as true friends are for an eternity!

God bless,

The Guerrero Family!

Please keep us in your prayers!

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