dr. michael h. yeager - "my 40 day journey"
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DESCRIPTIONPrepared and Posted by James Eugene Barbush I have catalogued the daily journals of Michael Yeager for his 40 Day Journey which I and others have joined. James Eugene Barbush 717-514-5549 JamesEBarbush@GMail.com
- 1.Final Version Dated November 8, 2013Dr. Michael H. Yeager My 40 Day Journey Became Our 40 Day Journey Became A LifeStyle > > > > > 40 Days Friday, September 27, 2013 to Tuesday, November 5, 2013 A catalogue of the Facebook journal entries of Mike Yeager, pastor of Jesus Is Lord Ministries, located in Cashtown, PA, on Route 30 near Gettysburg. Prepared by: James Barbush Linglestown, PA 17112 JamesEBarbush@GMail.com Cell 717-514-5549Journal Entries for My 40 Day Journey Mike Yeager Published by James Eugene Barbush, A Follower on The JourneyPage 1 of 85
2. Final Version Dated November 8, 2013INTRODUCTION A unique, dynamic, preacher and pastor is Michael Yeager from Jesus Is Lord Ministries, located in Cashtown, PA, on Route 30 near Gettysburg. In my experience, there are few who teach and preach like Michael Yeager. I became familiar with Pastor Yeager in 1989/90, when I was going through a spiritual revolution in which I was learning what God can do with a single person in order to carry out His work. God uses men and women to be involved in His work. Since, He is no respecter of persons, I was chosen to do a work of His. But, enough on my experience then. I want to get to the journey that this paper reveals. In the Summer of 2013, I was again connected with Pastor Yeager. Having listened to many of his teaching tapes those 23 years ago in 1990, I was interested to see what he was doing today. I had looked him up on Facebook and found a lot more of the type of preaching I was used to hearing from him. Then, suddenly, on September 27, 2013, I saw Pastor Yeagers open invitation for people to join him on what he called, My 40 Day Journey. Below is the opening paragraph of his invitation. The full invitation shown early in this catalogue of his journal entries posted on Facebook. I would like to invite you to come with me on an exciting journey for the next 40 days. In over 38 years of ministry, I have seen God do wonderful, and amazing things. With all that God has done in my life, in the natural I should be satisfied. But I Am Not! There is within me a hunger, and thirs t that is overwhelming. I know there is so much more that God wants to do for all of us. But whether we know it or do not, We Have Limited the Holy One of Israel! God is looking for those who are willing, wanting, and hungering to die to self, that Christ might be magnified and manifested in the earth.Further on in his invitation, Pastor Yeager laid out 8 scripturally based guidelines for the 40 Day Journey, which you can read early in the catalogue of journal entries. On Day 11, Pastor Yeager wrote what I can say are the desired results of following the guidelines. Here is what he said: This is my 11th day on my 40 day journey. You will have to read the previous post to really understand what this journey is all about. It's not about fasting physical food, but striving to give myself completely over to God. This is an absolute necessity if we are to see a mighty move of the Holy Spirit that brings conviction, healing, and deliverance. We must seek the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind, strength, and being, and then we will find him. Of course, we cannot come to Him, if the Father does not draw us and call us.I accepted Pastor Mikes invitation to go on the 40 Day Journey. Since he proposed to come along in What Ever Way God would speak to your heart, I chose to simply read the daily journal entries on Facebook. I also determine to catalogue all the entries in one document. I completed the 40 Day Journey with Pastor Mike Yeager. In this document you will find all the journal entries by Pastor Yeager, and some by me. At the end of this document, you will find the results of Mike Yeagers journey and the results of my journey with him. I found that by simply reading the daily journal entries, I was engaged, and thus I was changed through the journey. Thus, one of Pastor Yeagers goals was accomplished to possibly in some way help others in their endeavor to walk closer with God. This journey has helped me in my endeavor to walk closer with God. I encourage you to read the journal entries and read the results. Carefully read the invitation with its 8 scripturally based guidelines. You can treat this as a daily devotional. You can connect with Pastor Mike on Facebook (DrMichael H Yeager), friend him, listen to his messages (which are probably like you have never or rarely heard), and read his entries. You can start doing your own journal entries. For me, Mikes My 40 Day Journey became Our 40 Day Journey and became A Lifestyle. Therefore, I invite you, as Pastor Mike invited me and others, to go on this journey, and see your life change . . . in a closer walk with God. Let me know you are on the journey.Journal Entries for My 40 Day Journey Mike Yeager Published by James Eugene Barbush, A Follower on The JourneyPage 2 of 85 3. Final Version Dated November 8, 2013A TESTIMONY OF A SOJOURNER I accepted the invitation from Michael Yeager to go along on a 40 Day Journey, a journey that Michael called, My 40 Day Journey. During the journey, I discovered that it had become Our 40 Day Journey, a journey of all of us who responded to the invitation. I finished the full 40 days of the journey. Upon completing the 40 days, I suddenly noticed a difference in my atmosphere , how I was feeling, what I was doing. I also noticed a sudden change in my wife, Yvonne. There was a countenance on her that was very supportive and positive; not that she has not been, but noticeably more than she has been. That change of her directly affected my countenance to her, also being more supportive and positive. Yvonne mentioned that completing the 40 days of a fast or a commitment is necessary to realize the full potential of why the sojourner entered the journey in the first place. The purpose of this journey was to possibly, in some way, help others in their endeavor to walk closer with God. That goal appears to have been attained for me and my family. Something is different. Something is just different. There seems to have been some sort of release, a release from worry, a release into more trust in God. Though physical conditions appear the same, there is not worry like there was before taking this journey. In writing this testimony, I selected the word sojourner in the above paragraph to mean one who is on a journey. Looking up that word, sojourner, I find that it means a person who resides temporarily in a place (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sojourner). Immediately I recalled the journal entry of Mike Yeager on Day 35, where he said this: What about my 40 Day Journey? Actually what I have done is taken the bull by the horns, and decided 40 days is not enough. This must absolutely be a daily lifestyle until I breathe my last. Once again, I set my heart to seek God. This Must Be a Lifestyle, and not just a 40 day journey! Mike Yeager determined to go on a journey of a limited time, 40 days, and therefore, was going to be sojourner residing temporarily in a place, or on a journey. Then, on Day 35, Mike determined that he should not be a sojourner on a 40 day journey, but he should determine to have a lifestyle of setting his heart to seek God, and do this on a permanent basis. He said, 40 days is not enough. This must absolutely be a daily lifestyle until I breathe my last. I agree. It is good to be a sojourner going to a temporary place to accomplish a worthy task. But in this case, that which was expected to be temporary has become permanent, even before the 40 days was finished. I went through to the 40th Day to bring a certain closure for me and others who responded to the invitation to take this journey. Though I also desire this to be a lifestyle for me and my family, but I also want to complete this documentary of the journey for the full 40 days, and I have done so. So, the journey, though planned for 40 days, continues beyond the 40 days. The sojourner, a traveler temporarily in a place, has become a perpetual traveler, one who has a lifestyle and a philosophy (a Christian philosophy for the believer). Now get this. Another interesting definition discovered. A perpetual traveler is one who lives in such a way that they are not considered a legal resident of any of the countries in which they spend time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_traveler. As Christians, we are passing through this world (a temporary place) and are citizens of another kingdom, Gods Kingdom. Thus, we are perpetual travelers in this world. Today does not have a number, but is another day of living a lifestyle of seeking God, endeavoring to walk closer with Him. Though this world is a temporary place for us, His people, to sojourn, we are perpetual travelers who will ultimately be with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, in His Heavenly Kingdom perpetually (eternally). Would you like to take a journey? Journal Entries for My 40 Day Journey Mike Yeager Published by James Eugene Barbush, A Follower on The JourneyPage 3 of 85 4. Final Version Dated November 8, 2013DrMichael H Yeager My 40 Day Journey Became Our 40 Day Journey Became A LifeStyle >>>>>> Day 1. Day 2. Day 3. Day 4. Day 5. Day 6. Day 7. Day 8. Day 9. Day 10. Day11. Day12. Day13. Day14. Day15. Day16. Day17. Day18. Day19. Day20. Day21. Day22. Day23. Day24. Day25. Day26. Day27. Day28. Day29. Day30. Day31. Day32. Day33. Day34. Day35. Day35. Day36. Day37. Day38. Day39. Day40. 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