Today Is Great Commission Giving Day

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2018 don jackie buegeWelcome to our Great Commission Giving Day!

Thank you so much for giving to support our mission. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at don.buege@blazingtrees.org.

All gifts given today, September 19, 2018 will be increased by a bonus pool of funds provided by some very dear friends of Blazing Trees.

Our Giving Day is a great opportunity to leverage your sacrificial gift to make an even greater kingdom impact. We are so grateful for everyone’s kindness.

Want to hear some stories about how God is moving in Russia? Let’s meet and talk.

We love you and are grateful to God for each of you.

– Don & Jackie Buege

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Our Giving Day is supported by generous givers like you.

Blazing Trees is a 501(c)(3) charity organization based in Nashville, TN that innovates mission resources and provides prayer, encouragement, and coaching to leaders and their teams scattered across the nations.

Thank you for all the love, prayers, and generosity

Maranatha!

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Blazing Trees Wild Frontier T-Shirt

Welcome to our 2nd official Blazing Trees t-shirt boost promotion! (ends Thursday, September 20) 

This month, we are featuring our Wild Frontier designs for 2019. Next year is the year of the Wild Frontier.

The front of the t-shirt is the Lion of Judah’s face. The back of the shirt is our mission name and 2019 Wild Frontier logo.

We have both regular and v-neck options. Color options include: dark heather grey, ice blue, midnight navy, and storm.  

Thank you for all the love, prayers, and generosity. Maranatha!

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Maranatha Vision Video

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Maranatha Vision

We heard our Father say, “Keep holding fast, my beloved sons and daughters. 

You have been faithful to embrace the hope of your ancestors: a promised homeland where you will dwell together in my presence forever. 

For now, you see this paradise from a distance, but soon you will enjoy the firstfruits of your perseverance. 

You cannot imagine the beauty and majesty waiting for you, because today you wrestle temporarily against temptations and painful trials.

I am your Resurrection Life and Blessed Restoration. 

Reflect on my revelation and consider what I am about to do. 

You are following Jesus at the end of a long succession of generations. 

I have been preparing the nations for thousands of years to meet you and discover my truth through your prayers and testimonies. 

Many will reject your message; yet, I have set apart some who will listen, believe, and receive my Messiah. 

Stay alert and keep your eyes open for them.

The homeland where you are going is perfect and holy. 

You will live safely in my presence and see all my creation, delighting in the indescribable joys of my kingdom. 

Everyone will be surprised and in awe of Zion, because everyone born under the curse of Adam and Eve have only been able to experience righteousness partially. 

When you are home with me, you will see fully for the first time. 

You will be overwhelmed by my glory; you will truly be completely free.”

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What does the Holy Spirit want us to see today?

We foresee our Future Homeland in Hebrews chapter 11, verses 13 to 16.

‘These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. 

But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.’

We foresee our Resurrection Reunion in 1 Thessalonians chapter four, verses 13 to 18.

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 

For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 

According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 

After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. 

And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.’

We foresee Zion’s Perfection in Isaiah chapter 62, verses 1 to 5.

‘Because I love Zion, I will not keep still. Because my heart yearns for Jerusalem, I cannot remain silent. 

I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch. 

The nations will see your righteousness. World leaders will be blinded by your glory. 

And you will be given a new name by the Lord ’s own mouth. The Lord will hold you in his hand for all to see— a splendid crown in the hand of God. 

Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City” or “The Desolate Land.” 

Your new name will be “The City of God’s Delight” and “The Bride of God,” for the Lord delights in you and will claim you as his bride. 

Your children will commit themselves to you, O Jerusalem, just as a young man commits himself to his bride. 

Then God will rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride.’

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Let’s pray.

Father, we love you! Blessed be the name of the Lord! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Glory, glory, hallelujah! Hosanna in the highest! Maranatha!

Father, you made a way where there was no way for all creation to come home. Our home is wherever you are. 

You are our Abba Father, and we are your sons and daughters adopted out of earth’s cursed orphanage into your eternal splendor. 

We do not have words to describe your amazing love. Who is able to write a song that captures your glory?

All the swirling galaxies scattered across our immeasurable universe move and breathe, and discover their identity and purpose alone in you. 

You are our Creator, the Lord of heaven and earth. Our planet is your footstool, and all the stars have sung your praises since creation’s first breath.

You know every hair on each of our heads, and you name every star. You count every grain of sand, and you measure every drop of water in the oceans. 

We will never know you fully, for you are infinitely powerful and mysteriously wise. We surrender in faith and rest in your amazing grace.

Speak, Lord, for your servants are listening. We seek first your kingdom and righteousness, keeping our eyes fixed always upon you. 

You are the Ancient of Days, our Faithful Shepherd and Wonderful Counselor, our Risen Glory King.

Father, you are Mankind’s Patient Potter. Jesus, you are Heaven’s Missionary. Holy Spirit, you are Heaven’s Blessing River. 

You came to seek the lost and save those forsaken in darkness and bondage. We declare resurrection life, salvation, and deliverance over every tribe, tongue, nation, and people, in Jesus’ name and for his glory we pray, amen.

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Thank you friends, for watching our Blazing Trees videos, and thank you so much for all the love, prayers, and generosity. 

Maranatha! Come quickly, Lord Jesus! 

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Episode 017 Maranatha Vision

We love you, and we praise our Messiah King Jesus Christ for this amazing opportunity to publish content here on YouTube for his global renown.

Thanks for listening, and thank you so much for all the love, prayers, and generosity.

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LICENSING

Hebrews 11:13-16 is read from the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Holy Bible and used with permission.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 is read from the New International Version (NIV) of the Holy Bible and used with permission.

Isaiah 62:1-5 is read from the New Living Translation (NLT) of the Holy Bible and used with permission.

“Mountain, range, water, and cloud” photo on unsplash.com by photographer Mens Jia taken in Nam Co, China used freely with permission through a CCO license.

Overlay photo text created with iPhone WordSwag app.

Video mixed and produced on a MacBook Pro with iMovie.

Song #1: “With Love” by Flux licensed and used with permission from our paid account with soundstripe.com

Song #2: “Open Eyes” by Caleb Etheridge licensed and used with permission from our paid account with soundstripe.com

Song #3: “Quiet Strength” by Moments licensed and used with permission from our paid account with soundstripe.com

Soundscape: “Lake water ebb and flow” by Richard Humphries licensed and used with permission from our paid account with soundsnap.com

Any further questions about licensing and permissions, please leave a comment. Much love and grace everyone!

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Breakthrough Blessings

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Chasing Faith – “And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:22-24 NKJV)

Hannah’s Outpouring – “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.” Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” (1 Samuel 1:15-17 NIV)

Perfect Will – Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:1-2 HCSB)

Persistent Widow – Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?” (Luke 18:6-8 NLT)

Prayer Endurance – “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8 NLT)

Powerful Strength – May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light. He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in him. (Colossians 1:11-14 HCSB)

Rushing Stream – They will fear the name of Yahweh in the west and his glory in the  east; for he will come like a rushing stream driven by the wind of the Lord . “The Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those in Jacob who turn from transgression.” This is the Lord ’s declaration. “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord : “My Spirit who is on you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouth of your children, or from the mouth of your children’s children, from now on and forever,” says the Lord . (Isaiah 59:19-21 HCSB)

We pray that these Breakthrough Blessings will minister encouragement and hope to your heart today. Please pass along these blessings to others as the Holy Spirit leads.

Maranatha!

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Storytellers Bible Project

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Announcement > We just published a new page on our website showcasing the Storytellers Bible project.

story drawing circleThe Storytellers Bible project is one innovative approach to Bible storytelling. We believe that all anyone needs to make disciples is God’s presence and power through the indwelling Holy Spirit and the stories of the Bible.

After a lot of prayer and discussions, our team was led by the Holy Spirit to begin developing these simple drawings that anyone can use and adapt to their own style of art and tribal cultures.

Our vision is to equip this generation to become a host of mobile, Spirit-filled storytellers scattered across all the nations. Maranatha!

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Story List > Free Lesson Downloads

Below, we will add new story lessons often for you to use in discipleship with your family, friends, neighbors, and whatever harvest field you find yourself in each day.

All we need to do is walk in the Spirit and ask him what story he wants to tell to each person around us. Each story is a spiritual key from heaven to open up hearts and align lives to his kingdom.

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The following activities will help you remember each story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Listen to the story.
  • Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Draw a map of your family and friends and pray for them.
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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This project is supported by generous patrons like you.

Blazing Trees is a 501(c)(3) charity organization based in Nashville, TN that innovates mission resources and provides prayer, encouragement, and coaching to leaders and their teams scattered across the nations.

Thank you for all the love, prayers, and generosity

Maranatha!

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Tunka Valley Prayer Video

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Please enjoy this one hour prayer video featuring some of the many names of Yahweh.

All the videos were captured by an iPhone 7S in Arshan, Tunka Valley, Siberia.

This video is our first production in a new project of Blazing Trees called Digital Sanctuary.

We will be developing peaceful videos for relaxation, spiritual renewal, and meditation on the goodness, beauty, majesty, mystery, and glory of God.

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Glory Canopy Video

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So many people do not understand what’s happening in the spiritual realms while they live their lives within the earthly realm.

Isaiah 4 helps us see God as a glory canopy that covers and protects us, shades us from heat, and shields us amidst increasing spiritual warfare.

Let’s keep seeking first Jesus’ kingdom and his righteousness, practicing his presence, and walking in the glorious freedom of his Holy Spirit.

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2018 Blazing Trees T-shirts

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We have created a great v-neck summer t-shirt.

Colors: black, charcoal, navy, & white 

This promotional campaign features our 2018 logo in our first t-shirt printing ever! We invite you to get a shirt for yourself and gift one for a friend. Every shirt includes a $2 donation to support our mission work.

Our logo is a Blazing Tree. This name comes from two Bible passages: the burning bush in  Exodus 3, and the healing trees in Ezekiel 47. 

The roots illustrate how our lives are grounded in the good soils of God’s Word. The tree illustrates our strength in Christ, that we are strong because we abide in him. The fruit illustrates our passions and spiritual gifts, how the Holy Spirit helps us bring God glory through  our worship and witness. The flame is the anointing of the Holy Spirit’s power, that he is within us and upon us to set captives free.

We are Blazing Trees: followers of Jesus at rest in his love and filled with his Spirit on mission to unreached peoples worldwide! #maranatha

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Night Watch Prayer Video

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Night Watch Prayer

Heavenly Father, the night is here. We confess that we need you, we depend upon you for safety and protection tonight.

Lord, you are our Blazing Fire, keeping me and my loved ones safe in the darkness according to your Word in Malachi 3:2. “But who will be able to endure it when he comes? Who will be able to stand and face him when he appears? For he will be like a blazing fire that refines metal, or like a strong soap that bleaches clothes.”

Our enemies cannot face you, Father. Your fire is warm and your presence makes me safe, shining light in the darkness as we rest in your arms, sheltered in your grace.

Your are our Fortified Fortress according to your Word in Psalms 62:5-6, “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.”

No person or evil spirit can shake our home tonight; for we rest within your perfect righteousness. I plead the victorious blood of Jesus Christ as a covering over us.

You are our Glorious Sword according to your Word in Deuteronomy 33:28-29, “ So Israel will live in safety; Jacob will dwell secure in a land of grain and new wine, where the heavens drop dew. Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights.”

Thank you for shielding us from enemy attacks. Thank you for setting apart this holy sanctuary for us to dwell securely in green pastures and beside quiet, peaceful waters.

You are our Protective Shade according to your Word in Psalms 121:5-6, “The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.”

Thank you for protecting us Father. I believe you, Lord. I believe you watch over me and my family each day and through the dangers of the night watches. We receive your protection, resting in your perfect love, beautiful mercy, and overflowing grace.

You are our Shield & Strength according to your Word in Psalms 91:3-4, “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

Thank you for rescuing us from the enemy’s snares. Thank you for covering us with your anointing and sheltering us under your glory canopy. We celebrate your faithfulness, singing your praises as we fall asleep into healing refreshment.

You are our Wall of Fire according to your Word in Zechariah 2:5, “For I,” says the LORD, “will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.”

Thank you for surrounding us with an impenetrable wall of righteous fire that consumes every fiery dart the enemy’s forces send forth to oppress us. Please, Father, teach us how to experience your glory flowing within our midst. Thank you for your presence, thank you for your power, and thank you for your comfort and peace.

We know, God of Heaven, that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against satanic principalities and evil powers of darkness veiled in unseen spiritual realms.

Thank you for giving us spiritual armor imbued with divine power to put on so that we will resist the enemy’s attempts to advance into our hearts and lives, and in the aftermath of every attack to remain standing in victory and praising your name.

I buckle up the belt of truth around my waist, and I fasten on the breastplate of righteousness.

I tie on the gospel of peace sandals, and I take up the shield of faith. The faith you are cultivating within my mind and heart extinguishes every death arrow the enemy fires in my direction to catch me off guard and distract me from worshipping you in Spirit and in Truth all night. I confess my idols to you, and I repent of all my sins.

I put on the helmet of salvation, and I wield the Word sword of the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit, please teach me how to pray at all times in you, staying alert with all perseverance and intercession for all believers worldwide in our generation.

Heavenly Father, please send angels to be stationed in our home, to guard us through the night watches as we sleep according to your Word in Psalms 91:11-12, “For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.”

Heavenly Father, please protect our dreams and seal off all access to our minds tonight according to your Word in Proverbs 3:24-26, “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down,  your sleep will be sweet. Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.”

Lord, I release my faith that you are our Perfect Protector and Night Watch Guardian  according to your Word in John 16:33, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

We are safe. We are secure. We are protected. We are sealed. We rest in peace.

Thank you Abba Father, Messiah Son, and Holy Spirit. Maranatha, Lord Jesus!

Scripture Translations referenced: NIV, NLT, & NKJV

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