“For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 41:13-16).
Again and again God tells His people,
He certainly knows our nature! To encourage us, He causes us to see Jacob not as a muscled weight-lifter, but a man like a spineless worm, a squishable creature, the epitome of weakness!
Then he promises to turn the worm into a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth, enabling them to attack the mountains with real gusto, beating them small, and even making entire hills as chaff!
Then you transformed little worm, can fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them.
Notice that the place where the mountain-removing power is localized is the teeth! Your teeth are in your mouth!
God is thus showing you that what you say in prayer has mountain-removing teeth! What you pray will remove obstacles as huge as mountains.
Then you can even blow on the resulting chaff and the wind will carry the chaff away.
The Holy Spirit is the wind that, through our prayers, blows the chaff away.
Not a trace of the mountain will remain. No one will know that there had once been an obstacle there!
Then you will rejoice in the Lord! You will glory in the Holy God! Of course! You did not remove the mountain by your own power, but God did it, in answer to your prayers.
“Father, despised though I am, I am daring not to fear, for You will help me.
You are the Lord; my Redeemer, You are the Holy God, the only God, the Omnipotent One. I am but a tiny, squishable worm, the epitome of weakness.
Yet You promise to make me like a new sharp-toothed threshing machine to tear all Satan’s opposition apart, making chaff of mountains.
You have put obstacle-demolishing teeth in my praying mouth!
Inside of me, You have deposited the Holy Spirit, the Divine Breath, the Wind from God so that through my prayers even the dust of the former obstacles will be blown away as I pray! You enable me to blow on the debris of my mountainous problems and see them scattered away. I do that right now.
You know the opposition I am facing from Satan, the road-blocks he has put in my path. In the Name of the Almighty God, in the Name of my Lord Jesus Christ, I now tell the mountains that are hemming me in,
“Get thee hence! Get out of here! Go into the ocean and sink of sight!”
Wow! They did!
Thank You, Father!
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.”
From Dialogues With God – Chapter 6
Updates from Cuba
Starting in the 1990’s Fred was significantly involved with Cuba. The Lord has continued to move strongly in Cuba through many brothers and sisters in Christ including some key workers who Fred helped to disciple. Since 2009, a project to evangelize the whole country has reached many Cubans with many new believers added to the house of God. The work is ongoing to evangelize the entire island country.