The Beginning of the END of ALS!

I was reading in Proverbs 3 the other day when I came across a Scripture that will be monumental when it comes to my HEALTHY BODY. I was reading from the Amplified Version of the Bible, which means it gives more details on key words. It says in Pro. 3:7, “Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil. 3:8) It shall be HEALTH TO YOUR NERVES and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bones.”   

Wow, that means the beginning of the END of ALS! It’s saying in verse 7, Don’t be a know-it-all. God is the only One that knows-it-all and we should seek Him first. Then it tells us to, “… reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.” When it says to, “reverently fear” God, it’s not telling us to BE afraid of Him. It means – He is serious about His children, that’s us. When He says, yes, He means, yes. And then God says, “turn [entirely] away from evil.” That means ENTIRELY away from evil. Don’t worry, Jesus will help you. 

So, how does this benefit someone with ALS? The next verse, Pro. 3:8 says, ”It shall be HEALTH TO YOUR NERVES and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bones.” That’s how. ALS is a horrible disease that attacks the NERVE cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. Well, according to those verses, the ones who apply what God is saying will be blessed with HEALTH TO MY NERVES! Am I earning my way? No. I’m just obeying. The healthy nerves are a byproduct that shine for the glory of God. 

Remember, everything, and I mean EVERYTHING comes from within the realm of the spirit. It might be salvation, deliverance, peace, joy, comfort, finances, healing, wisdom, or restoration… they all begin through His Word or an Intimate Relationship with God. 

In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen 

Are we doing our part?

THEN Jesus said to them, “So wherever you go in the world, tell everyone the Good News.” (Mark 16:15 GW)

Jesus gave all of us some last minute instructions before ascending to heaven. He gave EVERY Christian the mandate of “telling everyone the Good News about Jesus, everywhere you go… in the world.” So, how do you (all of us), think we (all of us), are doing?

“LifeWay Research – indicates that 61 percent of evangelical Christians fail to share their faith on a regular basis, even though they believe it is their responsibility to do so.”

I could fill an entire notebook on this topic, but that will be another time. For now, ask God to help you move out of the 61% of Christians who fail to share their faith with others. God will even send people your way, people that need your story and need a relationship with Him. Don’t be scared. Just be your happy self. Don’t be like that Christian in the picture. (He’s on the left, the 2nd row down, in a purple’ish trench coat, with a matching hat and sunglasses.) He’s like a secret-agent for Jesus. He doesn’t want anyone to know he is a Christian. Hmmmm, I thought Jesus told us to be a light and let our light shine, let it shine, let it shine…..

In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen

My God, My God, why have you abandoned Me!

Then at three o’clock Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me?” (Mark 15:34 – NLT)

Put yourself in this scenario. You’re a person with a big heart. So, you travel to a foreign land and all is going great. It‘s so great that large crowds follow you just to hear your amazing speeches. Then it all made a turn for the worst. People became angry and even told lies about you. Your staff, all 12 of them, quit working for you. People you’ve never met get physical, like throwing rocks at you and punching you in the face. All the sudden you find yourself lashed to a wooden post… about to die on a cross. What happened? You were doing everything the Lord told you. With tears running down your face, you look towards heaven saying, “Where are You, God?!!?”

Aren’t you glad Jesus already did the hard part! He went through all the ridicule and insults, the violence, the pain, the sickness, the betrayal, the lies and the greatest thing is… “for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not, in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down or relax My hold on you! Assuredly not!”  (Heb. 13:5 – AMP)

Wow! That means no matter what you are facing today, you are NOT alone. You may not know it but He’s there. How can we know He’s there? We know it because He said it. And God doesn’t lie. It’s all about TRUST. Remember, “Lean on, TRUST in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and DO NOT rely on your own insight or understanding.”  (Proverbs 3:5 AMP)

In Him,

Pastor Kevin Kinchen 


I pray this every time I preach…  for God to allow me to “step out of the realm of MY ability and into the realm of HIS ability.” However, I realized the need to start praying and speaking that same prayer all the time, not just before I preach. We need God’s ability every day.

With the recent news about North Korea, we might need to rearrange our prayers from… “O Lord, give them what they deserve!” to “O Lord, give them what they DON’T deserve; give them YOUR GLORIOUS SALVATION!” Regardless, check out this dream I had in 2010. Is it coincidence or is it Divine Intervention?

(Tuesday February 2, 2010) I woke up this morning from a dream.  Though I don’t remember any of the details of the dream, I do remember waking up saying this over and over and over in my head:  “The SHADOW of the FLAG of South Korea is waving over North Korea.”  I am not sure of the interpretation but I know “shadow” speaks to me of Psalms 91:1 GW – “Whoever lives under the shelter of the Most High will remain in the shadow of the Almighty.”

This makes me think about Dr. Cho’s (Now retired) church in South Korea (They have 800,000 people.).  It could be that the revival South Korea is experiencing, such as in Dr. Cho’s church, is about to take place in North Korea.  Since much of South Korea is “living under the shelter of the Most High”they are “remaining under the SHADOW of the ALMIGHTY.”  I believe the PRAYERS of SOUTH KOREA, THE SON IS SHINING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO WHERE THAT SHADOW (The Shadow of God, Himself) WILL BE CAST OVER NORTH KOREA.  Those who CHOOSE to come under that shadow will be GLORIOUSLY SAVED!

“The SHADOW of the FLAG of South Korea is waving over North Korea.”

Is it coincidence or is it Divine Intervention?

In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen

Jesus, Overhearing, Shot Back…

Later, Levi invited Jesus and His disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. (There were many people of this kind among Jesus’ followers.)

“Whaa, there cowboy! PK, are you telling us that Jesus hung around tax collectors and disreputable sinners?” (I think it’s funny that “tax collectors” are classified along with “disreputable sinners.” Hope you don’t work for the I.R.S.) Yes, I’m telling everyone because the Bible tells us so. It even says…

“But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw Him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked His disciples, “Why does He eat with such scum?”

Man! Those Pharisees were brutal. I love the way Jesus finishes this meeting. Here it is…..

“Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting the sin-sick, not the spiritually-fit. (Mark 2:15-16 NLT/ Mark 2:17 MSG)

So, what do you think? Are WE the kind of person that gets saved and then spends all of our time trying to make others spiritually-fit…. which makes us feel spiritually-fit? Listen, I’m not saying we should not help people to “grow” God’s Kingdom, His church. We need them. However, Jesus is telling us that His whole purpose was to reach the lost, the “sin-sick.” Without the sin-sick, Christianity would die off.

OK, last thought. Christians, and even non-Christians, have a bad habit. Let’s call it “sin-sick-NESS.” We all have our comfort zones. And I’m pretty sure that most of us don’t like to be inconvenienced. People say, “I hate my job. Nobody is a Christian and they make fun of me. I am going to quit!“ They don’t realize that God had them right where He wanted them, because the co-workers had sin-sick-NESS. The great Physician (Jesus) was trying to reach out to those co-workers who were reaching up to Jesus. Too bad that Inconvenience got in the way…

We are living in times of greatness!

Pastor Kevin Kinchen