Category: Dick and Kim’s blog

“Stay with Me through thick and thin; we’ll have a rompin’ good time.”

“Stay with Me through thick and thin; we’ll have a rompin’ good time.”

Dear friends,

I’m hearing Him say, “Stay with Me through thick and thin; we’ll have a rompin’ good time.” 

Stay with Me” is straight out of John 15. Please read it & meet with Him there.

If we abide with Him we will bear much fruit and be full of His Joy!

If we won’t stay, conversing face-to-face & walking side-by-side—we will be unfruitful & unhappy.

If we stay with Him, the Holy Spirit keeps us on His Highway of Holiness.

If we don’t stay, we allow ourselves to be led astray into unholy behavior, deception, & disaster.

Thick and thin” required Kim & I to do a little research & reflection. The phrase goes back to when England was covered with forests. It meant “through thicket and thin wood”. The journey forward is sometimes slow going & difficult, sometimes faster & easier. We felt Him lead us to Romans 5:1-5. Please read it & meet with Him there.

Christ is constantly offering us everything that really matters–salvation, peace with God, full access, hope of glory.

Therefore we can actually rejoice at tribulations because they produce perseverance in our lives which produces His character which produces hope—a confident trust in Christ as our beautiful future.

We’ll have a rompin’ good time!” We were led to John 10:1-10. Please read it & meet Him there.

He is always ready to give you life abundant in adventures on His Highway of Holiness–“a rompin’ good time!”

Through darker thicket, brighter thin wood, or sun-splashed meadows–it’s all worth it.

Because Holy Spirit will lead, fill, change you with Jesus’ love.

If you walk His way, He promises His everlasting best even in the temporary worst.

Why go it alone in any area of your life? Is it thick or thin right now?

Stay with Him. Do it for Him. Do it for yourself. Do it for the others around you who aren’t.

For them, even thin wood is unavigable, the meadows dark.

They need His truth with love through you.

Stop dreading your difficulties, start anticipating His advancement.

Staying with Him is victory upon victory through thick and thin.

 

Love and blessings,

Dick Speight

COME REST MINISTRIES’

Awakening of Love

FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND   630-930PM

River of Life Church Fellowship Hall

3801 Blairs Ferry Rd

“Holy Spirit come rest upon us as we come rest in Jesus’ love,

so You will awaken the Bride!”

Wholehearted praise, prayer, teaching, testimonies!

Richard & Kim Speight & Greg Jenkins in oversight.

Jared Leversee and others leading worship music!

WE ANTICIPATE VICTORY UPON VICTORY EACH DAY IN 2017!

Register at the door. Freewill offering.

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UPCOMING

May 28        845-10 am Carol Blomberg teaching Come Up! Class at ROL

NO Covenant Groups

7-830 pm I 58 House Fellowship at Rehoboth

June 2        630-930 CRM Awakening of Love at River of Life Church in CR

June 16      630-930pm  CRM Awakening of Love at Encounter Christian Church in CR

June 21      9am-4pm  CRM Day Retreat @Rehoboth. Apply at jkadlec@imonmail.com

July 7         630-930 CRM Awakening of Love at River of Life Church in CR

Thank you so much for your prayer & financial support! You can send  donations to our P.O. Box or now make donations through our website.

Dear Friends at Come Rest

Dear Friends at Come Rest

  • Testimonies keep coming. Come Rest prayer warriors have prayed for our brother-in-law David Yeager in Pella who has been struggling with abdominal cancer since last spring. He just reported yesterday he is cancer free! Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus! Increase your abiding prayer. The Lord wants to bless your relatives!
  • Please agree with us in prayer for our CRM leader, Ed Zilka. He had a heart attack Monday & treated with blood thinner protocol. Tuesday doctors found 4 blockages. Ed must stay in hospital until the thinner is  out of his system. Bypass surgery is Sept. 27. We pray for miraculous healing to show up during these quiet days, confident if the miracle does not show, the Lord will show up as Great Physician for a supernaturally successful surgery! Amen. Ed, Sharon, and family are already testifying to the outpouring of His peace in their hearts & so much love & prayers from so many in the body of Christ! Hallelujah!
  • Join us in prayer for complete healing, strength, peace, and joy for Sylvia Brim, one of our Come Rest partners. She had knee replacement surgery last week and is recovering and rehabbing at Heritage Specialty Care Center 200 Clive Dr SW, with the wonderful help of her caregiver Liz Rhodes. If you would like to visit Sylvia please check ahead by text message first (319-310-2475)–or to see if she or Liz need help or errands in some other way. We agree in prayer for long fruitful life with supernatural mobility for our sister Sylvia!
  • What deep love & power He brought to a houseful of dear people at Day Retreat here at Rehoboth yesterday!What a way to launch toward Maine.
  • We are grateful for those have given gifts to help defray the expenses of our car trip & ask your prayers for protection & divine appointments to pray with & encourage many strangers along the way. We’ll be ministering to a Central African refugee church Sunday, then retreat at Barbara Appleby’s cottage for 9 days. The Lord has swiftly set up this trip in the last two weeks. We are stepping out in faith though the ministry’s finances are tight. We know this trip is Him. Come Rest Ministries stands at a crossroads. We sense His heart is giddy with anticipation for all that lies ahead. We hear Him saying, “Come ahead with Me. Press on. Enjoy Me & My upward call!”(Phil 3)  Please pray Kim & I will moment by moment obey the word from the Lord that is the basis of our third book I am in the home stretch of writing—“Come up. Do not settle for anything less than Me, and the life you have in Me. Learn from Me to abide with Me in the secret place of My heart in each precious moment of each precious day I give you.”
  • To our local friends, we leave you in the Lord’s hands. Come up & abide in Him like never before. The Holy Spirit is eager to help. Minister to & with one another like never before. Please show up in force at our home each Sunday night for I58 and Covenant Groups like usual. We are leaving the local oversight of CRM to Greg Jenkins(319-270-0973); assisted by Duane Mclean(319-899-0315) & George Mantor(319-721-9657). Please contact them with needs & questions.
  • We return Oct 7th for the big weekend with Awakening of Love at River on Friday & Rehoboth Wellsprings Gathering at CR Sanctuary 8th & 9th. The detailed schedule is printed below & attached.We won’t respond to emails, texts, or calls until Oct. 10th unless emergency or a ministry is wanting to schedule us to minister. We ask our locals to spread word of upcoming events personally & through email & social media. Thanks!
  • Our fall 3 Day Rehoboth Wellsprings Gathering at River of Life has just been set November 17-19! Spread word & make plans to attend what has become an extremely deep & refreshing “come and go” event! It will be timely for many to come up, rest, & abide in Him after the election.
  • I’m already hearing Him say for that 3 Day Event and for the Body of Christ after the election “Come up, labor to enter My Rest. Stay there by aggressively abiding in Me. Give me deep thanks in all things.” Please meditate on Revelation 4, Hebrews 4, John 15, and 1 Thessalonians 5. Abide in meditation. Avoid the media. The Lord’s counsel during the remainder of the election is abide in Him, let His words abide in you, and pray your desires as He gives them. (John 15:7)
  • Thanks so much for your friendship, prayer, and financial support!

 

We love you all!

Blessings,
Dick and Kim Speight 

Candidates Who Run or Presidents Who Walk

Candidates Who Run or Presidents Who Walk

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

The righteous considers the cause of the poor,
But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.

Scoffers set a city aflame,
But wise men turn away wrath.

If a ruler pays attention to lies,
All his servants become wicked.
Proverbs 29:2,7,8,12 NKJV

 

Dear friends of Come Rest,

First of all, wow! What a powerful time of praise & prayer & truth in His presence last night at our Awakening of Love 2.0! at Encounter Christian Church. So many brothers and sisters offering themselves in music, testimonies, & prayer! What fire at the beginning, peaceful awe in the middle, and humor and laughter near the end! Then Ed Zilka shared brief simple word that the Lord is calling each of us, and the Body of Christ, back to the basics! As Paul said, “ to know nothing but Christ and Him crucified!” Let’s keep it simple in 2016! Rest in Christ Crucified and wait patiently upon Him!

 

  • As the Iowa Caucus approaches, please join us in setting aside one day per week to fast and pray between now and the Presidential election in 2016. We are praying for three things.
  • For us all in the body of Christ to come up & walk His Highway of Holiness.
  • For the love, fear, and presence of the Lord to sweep and awaken our nation.
  • For our President to fear the Lord, stop promoting sin, & start protecting our unborn, our poor, our borders, our Constitution, & Israel.

 

  • I have learned that where a candidate stands on issues is the second most important question. Even more important is to discern if they truly desire to walk with the Lord. The stakes are high. An American president who will walk with Jesus will not be deceived in the days ahead. I do not believe America is doomed to be controlled by the spirit of anti-Christ. I believe America is called to be a fertile river valley of the Holy Spirit. It’s not too late to escape judgment & defeat the enemy!
  • The Lord wants righteous leaders over righteous nations. Sometimes He puts someone in office who does not walk with Him before elected, but begins to walk in office. Abraham Lincoln was an astute politician in worldly ways, who leaned toward God, had read the Bible earlier in life, and who stood on godly principles against slavery as the great moral issue of his day. He was a committed and affectionate husband and father before he was elected. But it does not appear He gave His life to Christ and was born again until after the death of his second child well into his wartime Presidency. After this we know he confessed deep faith in the Savior to a pastor and only after that do we see him calling for national repentance, fasting and prayer during the war and malice toward none and charity toward all near the end. Like Moses, Lincoln freed the slaves but did not enter the promised land with them. Like David, Lincoln waged many bloody battles to protect his nation, but did not get to build his nation into a household of praise. That work remains to this day.
  • My grandchildren will face great spiritual battles in their future in which they will need to be much more yielded and discerning in the Holy Spirit than me and my generation have been. That’s why we need to come up higher into the Spirit now. I must not listen to pollsters. I must listen to the Lord in my heart as I read, hear, and observe the candidates. The spirit of anti-Christ is in the world fomenting lawlessness as prelude to the arrival of the anti-Christ. The Holy Spirit is in true born-again believers preparing the Bride for Jesus’ return. We must come up higher into Him this election than the usual consumption of speeches, media, and comparative brochures and websites. We, the elect, need to caucus in the Holy Ghost this election.
  • As of now I am watching and praying. I’m not looking for a candidate who has the zeal and spiritual maturity of Billy Graham. There are none in this election. We don’t need that, we need a man or woman who does not oppose God’s word, but stands on God’s principles and, at least, sincerely desires to walk with Him—even if they presently don’t. I believe the Lord is saying that a few of these candidates are born again, and the majority are still not saved. Some are opposing His word; some are standing on His word; some are saved, yet walking in man’s ways; some are not saved; but want to walk in God’s ways; and some are saved and walking with Him.
  • So I submit the following to you concerning the present roster of Republican and Democratic candidates. According to 1 Thess. 5, test this word before the Lord in your heart through scripture and wise counsel; hold fast to what is good.

I believe I hear the Lord saying,

They May Still Yet Walk With Me
To know My will concerning this campaign, take the planks out of your eyes.
Turn away from your own lust, greed, and pride.
Fear not, draw close, walk with Me.
Rest in Me and wait patiently upon Me. Ask Me for My heart for these candidates.
Do not look for perfection or perversity to comfort your fears or confirm your opinions. Look to Me.
Oppose the words of those who oppose My word; pray for their souls. They may still yet walk with Me.
Pray for those who claim Me, and yet I do not know them. They may still yet walk with Me.
Pray for those who speak My words. They may still yet walk with Me.
Remember You heard My talk before you believed Me! You talked with Me before You walked with Me.
All those who talk My talk will either turn to receive Me or twist to deceive you!
Watch for the few in whom I dwell. Pray for them. They all may yet walk with Me.
Those who fear Me rarely play upon your fears; seeing the giants in the land, but confident in Me and My ways.
My compassion for the oppressed and righteous anger toward oppression blaze forth in them.
They lift their hands and laugh at themselves with gratitude for grace and do not pointing the accusing finger.
Come up higher in Me. I alone search the heart.
None of these is anti-Christ. But they could cooperate with the spirit of anti-Christ if they do not walk with Me. My ways are not your ways. Make My ways your ways and ask Me for righteous leaders.
Do not invest your faith in any of these, invest your prayers. Lift your eyes watchmen!
Do not pray for your favorite candidate, pray as My favored ones…that they may all yet walk with Me.
Come up. Do not settle for anything less than Me and the life I have for you.
Learn from Me to stay with Me in the secret place in each present moment of each precious day I give you.”

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

  • Try praying this daily prayer I was led to write this summer. Invite other believers to join us.

 A Prayer through Election Day 2016

“Lord Jesus, have mercy and help us.
Our nation does not reverently fear You and deserves its ungodly statesmen.
Your Church does not passionately love You and preserves her lukewarm state.
Our souls can be compromised with lies of the enemy, not solely comprised of the truth of Your Word.
Your shepherds sometimes tickle our ears with scripted half-truths, not constantly delighting Your heart with scriptural holiness.
We are distracted by sports and media, not discipled by our Champion and Mediator.
We settle for two political parties which both press for riches and oppress the poor; grasping for power while the unborn die before grasping for breath.
We battle for security in the false greatness of “Isms”, not resting secure in the Great I AM.

Social-ism, capital-ism, environmental-ism, libertarian-ism all put the creature, not Creator, at the center.
No ideology, idolatry, or invention is the answer.
You are.
I repent.

I turn away from all worldly sin for the sake of all the world’s people.
I now turn afresh to Your face and surrender control to You.
Help me live faithful and fruitful in, but not of, this world…this day.
Lead me into Your secret place, up on to Your Highway of Holiness and keep me there…this day.
Help me rest upon You & bear Your real fruit in family,work,school,church, politics, city, state,& nation.

Jesus come down, return, & reign!
Holy Spirit help us come up, return, & witness to Jesus while we wait.

Mercifully bring us forth as Your royal priesthood of believers—Your faithful, fruitful Bride!
Strengthen us to fast and pray for our shepherds to be the ones we need.
Visit our present rulers and strengthen us to fast and pray for them.

We boldly come before Your throne of grace and ask not for the President we deserve…
…But for the President You desire—a President who desires nothing but Your Kingdom and Your Righteousness.  Amen.”

  • Please pray for Dick as he continues to write toward the completion of the new book which will be entitled “Come Up!” Thank you for your prayers, financial support, and participation in Come Rest! Keep sending us your prayer requests. We love praying for you!

Love and blessings
Dick and Kim