Welcome back to Birthday Month Connection!
In Birthday Month Connection,we bring you the sequel of the enormously successful women and men of God. Their stories are captivating of the inspiring men in history. A gallery of greatness comes to life as we reveal them who face and faced insurmountable struggles,challenges with victorious resolve.
Heroes and role models have and will always be tremendously important-essential for inspiring our lives and shaping the world.
But in the last few decades, the need for men and women of valor and integrity is more vital than ever. BirthDay Month Connection restores a sense of the heroic and present in the compelling profiles of these men and women of God.
Each man or woman evinces a particular quality :the courage to surrender themselves to a higher purpose, and the willingness to give something dear away for the good of others.
With vitality and warmth, BirthDay Month Connection draws electrifying insights for our daily lives from the inexhaustible richness of history. Inevitably inspiring, this serie reminds us that certain qualities are worthy of emulation. Becoming acquainted with these heroes cannot fail to make your life immeasurably richer.
Throughout the year, we are sharing a monthly list about men and women of God born in the same month.Like today,those born in June are taking up the show.
Today, we’re sharing stories of ;
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon
- Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr
- Joyce Meyer
- Lisa Bevere
- Charles Fox Parham
- Smith Wigglesworth
At the very beginning of a new month, we’ll publish a new post here.
Once you have finished reading the post, comment any man or woman of God you know born in that same month or that you have got a connection with.
1.Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born June 19, 1834 and went to live with the Lord on January 31, 1892.
The noted German pastor and theologian Helmut Thielicke once said, “Sell all [the books] that you have … and buy Spurgeon.”
Today—nearly a century after Spurgeon’s death—there is more material in print by Charles Haddon Spurgeon than by any other Christian author, living or dead.
What was it about the Victorian London orator that enabled him to captivate the minds and hearts of multitudes—then and now?;I will leave that to you.
One of the most eloquent and faithful preachers ever, Charles Spurgeon is also one of the most quoted and revered by today’s Christians. His words have a way of reminding you that your only job here on earth is getting into a closer relationship with God.
Spurgeon preached often of the need for Christians to cling to Christ and to turn from sin. He addressed how difficult life is without the presence of Christ in it. Our job, he suggested, is to turn from sin and embrace our role as disciple. We’re called to be convicted in our discipleship, sharing the Gospel with every encounter we have as each person is precious to God.
Many of Charles Spurgeon’s sermons are available online at The Spurgeon Center.
2.Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr
Thomas Dexter Jakes Sralso known as T.D Jake was born June 9,1957.He still lives today.
For more than 40 years, Bishop T.D. Jakes has helped millions of people realize their purpose through his dynamic ministry;The Potter’s House (TPH), a non-denominational, multicultural church and global humanitarian organization, in Dallas, Texas.
As a visionary leader, T.D. Jakes encourages you to think differently – and progressively – so that you can create a more meaningful life experience that is truly your own.He possesses myriad leadership qualities, his ability to leverage his linguistic prowess, strategic insights, and servant spirit is unparalleled. Some of the most successful business executives and leaders travel from all over the world seeking Bishop’s counsel.
A proclivity to disrupt the status quo, Bishop T.D. Jakes is one of the most coveted faith-based influencers in business, education, film, and entertainment making him the master communicator for all ages.
Jakes offers a collection of award-winning and New York Times best-selling books, including Destiny: Step Into Your Purpose and Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive. In the entertainment space, Bishop Jakes has numerous film credits to his name, including the award-winning romantic comedy, Jumping the Broom, among others.
Enjoy his teachings here.
Joyce Meyer was born June 4, 1943.She is an internationally world renowned speaker through practical biblical teaching, New York Times best-selling author, and founder of Joyce Meyer Ministries.
Her books (over 70) including ‘100 Ways to Simplify Your Life’ have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. They have sold over 20 million copies in total.
Joyce speaks openly about her sexual abuse as a child, her failed first marriage, and her struggles over the years. Her life is transparent, and her teachings are practical and can be applied to everyday life.
Enjoy her teachings here.
Lisa Bevere was born June 6, 1960.
The New York Times best-selling author has published several books empowering women to pursue the Lord with bold faith,her books—which include Without Rival, Fight Like a Girl, Lioness Arising, and Girls with Swords—are in the hands of millions worldwide.
Her authentic and passionate teachings weave profound biblical truths with practical application covering topics such as relational healing, contentment, redeeming regret, the strength of rest and how to be both powerful,gentle, among others.
She’s also co-founder with her husband, John Bevere, of the organization, Messenger International, which exists to “develop uncompromising followers of Christ who transform our world.”
An influential woman of faith and truth, Lisa Bevere is probably one of my favorite women in the “Church world.” She has a way of applying the bold faith that the Lord calls us to in the Bible and the truth of his word, to the everyday lives of women.
She leads women to find their strength, not from trying harder or doing more, but through a deep and devoted relationship with God, from knowing and following Him.
Lisa knows how to empower others, and her honest words are straight from the Holy Spirit.
Enjoy her teachings here.
5.Charles Fox Parham
Charles Parham was born on June 4, 1873 and went to live with the Lord on January 29, 1929.
He is called the ‘Father of the Pentecostal’ movement;well known for perceiving, proclaiming and then imparting the‘The Baptism with the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues.’ No other person did more than him to proclaim the truth of speaking in tongues as the evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
He will forever be one of the bright lights in God’s hall of fame, characterised by a dogged determination and relentless pursuit of God’s best and for God’s glory. Despite continual persecution and unjustified accusation in his ministry, this servant of God was faithful to the heavenly vision and did his part in serving the purpose of God in his generation.
His passion for souls, zeal for missions, and his eschatological hopes helped frame early Pentecostal beliefs.He managed to marry a prevailing holiness theology with a fresh, dynamic and accessible ministry of the Holy Spirit, which included divine healing and spiritual gifts.It is estimated that Charles Parham’s ministry contributed to over two million conversions, directly or indirectly.
In his honour we must note that he never diminished in his zeal for the gospel and he continued to reap a harvest of souls wherever he ministered.
Smith Wigglesworth was born June 8, 1859, and went to live with the Lord on March 12, 1947.
Wigglesworth is probably best known for his role as a faith-healer—employing methods of prayer and deliverance in his services that were sometimes controversial to some people.His childlike faith in Jesus led to the performance of many lasting miracles of great worth and a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Church during his lifetime
It is said he was known to only read the Bible in his life and disallowed any newspapers in his home.
He believed his sermons should make his hearers either glad or mad! He would say, “If you do not progress every day, you are backsliding”.
Wigglesworth once said that he would far rather see one person follow Jesus than see a thousand healed. He therefore lived a lifestyle of fearless readiness to share his faith whenever the opportunity would arise.He was able to believe for the impossible, and yet his one main concern was that God should always get the glory and not himself. His humility was a genuine concern for not stealing that which belonged to his heavenly father.
When asked what the secret of his life of signs and wonders was, he said, “ If you find me alone you will find me talking to God. I make it my business to talk to God all the time….I believe that’s the reason why God keeps me right, always right, always ready’.
There are so many other lessons we could learn from this man of faith but I want to leave with this thought. Scripture says that men like Elijah (or Smith Wigglesworth for that matter) were people ‘just like us’ (James 5:17). The goal is never to replicate someone elses life, but to live our own life of faith. Comparison will always lead you into the performance trap if you are not careful. The aim of these great accounts is that we might, instead, run the race marked out for us. I want to become a man of prayer, faith for healing, compassion and love for the lost and Wigglesworth is a provocation to me that I can grow in all of these things.
If you would like to read more about the life of Smith Wigglesworth, please read ‘Wigglesworth: The Complete Story’ by Julian Wilson.
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Bwaagu Faison Joshua.