May 1, 2020
Greetings Love For His People family and friends.
As I sought the Lord this morning for His heart, I read an email from Cathy Hargett, founder of Highway To Zion, sharing a spontaneous worship time with Jonathan and Melissa Helser. During my time of listening, one of the songs sung spoke of the Lord’s delight, and His heart for the nations.
The Lord then brought back to memory the time my good wife Laurie and I went to China in 2002, over 18 years ago, on a “bible delivery” trip with Derek Prince Ministries. During those long days on the overseas 17-hour Pacific Ocean flight and the 22-hour railroad trips between the Chinese cities, I had plenty of time, and spent much of it listening to the Integrity Music CD I had brought with me, “By Your Side”, and in particular the wonderful, heart cry song entitled, “You Said”, as sung by Hillsong’s Darlene Zschech.
In September of 2017 I had shared it on our website as a LoveMusic! message. I want to share it again as it is most fitting in these days.
As I meditated further in prayer this morning on what has been happening in the nations, with all the shakings that the Lord had prophesied through His people in days of old, and now occurring in these last days, once again the lyrics spoke of what He has done and even much more of what He is continuing to do even today in our midst.
“You said, “Ask and you will receive Whatever you need” You said, “Pray and I’ll hear from Heaven And I’ll heal your land”
It is the Father’s deep, deep heart burden to save the nations. It has always been His desire for the peoples of the earth to come to Him, experience His salvation through His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, and walk in His ways. On this earth as it is in heaven.
Listen to “You Said”. Not just once, but multiple times. Let the heart of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit touch yours, and you too hopefully will cry for the salvation of the nations.
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Founder/President Love For His People ministry in Charlotte, NC USA
“You Said” Darlene Zschech, Hillsong
Sept. 8, 2017
Greetings LoveMusic! listeners, and a special shout out to Hillsong fans!
Back in 2002, when I was with Derek Prince Ministries as the Director of Finance and Operations, my good wife Laurie and I had the great opportunity to travel to China on an international outreach. Sponsored by the DPM-China office, led by the Director, British Ross Paterson, about 10 of us from the USA and the UK met in Hong Kong. From there we carried into the mainland, using plane carry-on bags, Chinese Mandarin Bibles and Derek Prince books which had been translated into Chinese also. We passed them on to members of the underground church whom we met in secret.
On the long train rides from the coastal city to Beijing, and back again, I had my portable CD player going much of the time (plenty of batteries!) It was 22-hour ride each way on the train, so there was plenty of listening time. Along with many other worship songs, I had in my CD holder Integrity Music’s By Your Side, with the song “You Said” included. I had not heard this worship heart cry before, but when I did, I had it playing over and over and over again. I wrote in my daily journal how the Lord was breaking my heart for the nations. Truly it had an impact on my Christian worldwide view.
As you listen now, hear the Lord’s heart for the people of all the nations, and let Him fill your heart with His love. May you know even more this day His heart-cry for salvation to come to these. I pray that together we will do our part in impacting the world with the Gospel of the truth.
“Ask and I’ll give the nations to you Oh Lord, that’s the cry of my heart. Distant shores and the islands will see Your light, as it rises on us.”
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Love For His People, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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‘You Said’ from the Hillsong Worship album ‘By Your Side’ released in July 1999.
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You said, “Ask and you will receive Whatever you need”
You said, “Pray and I’ll hear from Heaven And I’ll heal your land”
You said, Your glory will fill the earth Like water, the sea
You said, “Lift up your eyes The harvest is here, yes the Kingdom is near”
You said, “Ask and I’ll give the nations to you”
Oh Lord, that’s the cry of my heart Distant shores and the islands will see Your light, as it rises on us
Oh Lord, I ask for the nation
Oh Lord, I ask for the nation
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