I hope there’s a few gangbanging followers of Jesus who read this. I’m posting this message because God is sending His Spirtit to transform the lives of gangbangers all across Chicago and throughout the country, and he wants to do it through YOU. Just like the ragamuffin disciples of  the early church (in the book of Acts), God has chosen you, not to get happy and be comfy in some local group of believers, but to serve by taking the gospel with you to gangbangers everywhere. You know enough to do this:  acknowledge Him in all your ways, read the WORD, pray, fast, and seek his guidance. He has promised that if you do that, he will lead you in everything you do. He wants you to go. In the early 60s there was a movement of the Spirit, the “Jesus People” movement,  that spread across the country and transformed the lives of street people everywhere. It was started by hippies, druggies, and homeless people, but shook the walls of the established church. It was a most unlikely group of people to begin a spiritual movement, but it was God who chose to spread the knowledge of Jesus in this way and he honored their efforts by starting the most significant spiritual awakening of the century. Now he is doing the same thing through gangbangers and mobsters. There are many of you out there who have experienced the grace (undeserved love and forgiveness) of Jesus in your lives. Don’t bottle it up inside the walls of a church. Take it to your friends and neighbors. That’s what jesus did himself. There are other gangbangers all around you who need Jesus in their lives. Be the one to give them Jesus. Be the one to offer them the same grace you’ve found. Just go and do it. There is a movement of the spirit among the gangs and you can be part of an amazing awakening of God’s Spirit. It’s moving so just go with the flow of God’s Spirit and you will be amazed at how God works through you. He will lead. Go to the hood.  Go to your buddies in the jails. Go to the opposition. Cross borders and go where God needs you.  Be His feet for carrying the Gospel of grace. Be His hands for showing kindness. Be his voice for speaking love. Be Jesus to gangbangers and mobsters everywhere. Get up and start moving. Focus on Jesus and he will lead. I’m not sure where He will lead, but it will be amazing. You will see lives transformed, families reunited, and neighborhoods revitalized. Take your Bible. Pray. Jesus has your back.  JUST GO!

Ron

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