Dec 31, 2006 at 10:20pm
On my way to church I got 5 cups of coffee creams for my coffee. One for each letter of the word FAITH.
We were supposed to go back to FT Meade but stayed and extra day. I said to my spouse since we are not
leaving until New Year’s day, I will go to church tonight and see what The Lord has in store for us in 2007.
"Lord I Ask You to speak to me about what You told me 2007 would be like heaven.
Bishop Wade S. McCrae Preach from the subject: “Living Life Outside the Lines"
Hebrews 11-1 & 8-15 verses
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
After 11pm 31 Dec 2006 before 12am 1 Jan 2007
God spoke saying
" John Fiscal Year 2007 is the year of your exit out of the Army.
I want you to go out not knowing where you are going. Your home base is Valdosta GA.
But you don’t Know what, when, who, why, and where. But You know me:
I AM THAT I AM."
|So I prayed quickly Again
"Help Me Holy Ghost, Help Me Holy Ghost, Help Me Holy Ghost".
Then Bishop Wade S. McCrae Preach from the subject:
“Living Life Outside the Lines"
Hebrews 11-1 & 8-15 verses
11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
8) By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out the the place which he would receive as an Inheritance.
And he went out not knowing where he was going.
9) By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and
Jacob the heirs with him of the same promise.
10) For he waited for the city which has foundations whose builder and maker is God.
11) By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she
bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
12) Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of
the sky in multitude inumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.
13) These all died in faith, not having received the promise, but having seen them from afar off
were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14) For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland.
15: And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return.
|"Living Life Outside The lines" 107 Notes Taken
31 December 2006
1: God has put much in me.
2: He wants to get what He placed in me out.
3: Tonight God wants stretch my faith.
4: Bishop Wade S. McCrae will share with us how to stretch our faith in God in 2007.
5: WOW! my faith is about to be stretched in 2007. WOW!
6: If God stretched people faith before He is able to do it again.
7: Evangelist Billy Graham is a good example of big picture people.
8: God use big picture people to see the big picture.
9: God is going to use me to do something phenomenal in my Life.
10: In the next 48 Minutes 2007 will be here. 31 Dec 2006/11:12pm
11: So think big and just wonder now about what God will do for and through me in 2007.
12: We are condition to live life inside the lines.
13: But for 2007 God want me to think big for my life.
14: For me inside the lines, The Army for over 25 Years
15: For me outside the lines, Retire from the active duty Army.
16: For me the Big Picture "Faith in God" (FIG)
17: Be aware of the mundane man.
18: The Mundane man see's only what he see's.
19: He lacks faith, vision, and dreams.
20: The mundane man has the little picture mentality.
21: He is small minded, lazy, and hates getting up.
22: The Mundane is ok being down and enjoys not having responsibility.
23: In 2007 I should not want the same old same old.
24: I surely don't want to be The mundane man.
25: Possibility and Power are not. Just for the famous.
26: The only difference between TD Jakes and many of us is we are afraid to step outside the lines.
27: I must trust God, the only thing God is asking you John tonight 31 Dec 2006 Just Trust me I AM THAT I AM in 2007.
28: How do I cross the line:
A- Of the unknown
B- Of impossibilities
C- Of Instance Feedback
D- Of the pull of the world
E- Of doubt
F- Of fear
29: Abraham leave Your homeland
30: John leave the Army.
31: John how much do You trust me.
32: Abraham went
33: Joseph went
34: Let 2007 say John went
35: The gospel of Luke says "with God all things are possible"
36: Impossibilities don't have anything to do with God
37: Impossibilities don't frustrate God
38: Coke failed
39: Henry Ford failed
40: Hewlett Packard failed
41: But look at them Now.
42: Failure does not mean final, especially if God said do it.
43: Don't sit around waiting for favorable news, instance good news feedback
44: Sometimes it want be a overnight success.
45: Wait on God and ask Him to help you please.
46: Most of us never leave the position of dreaming.
47: We just dream and dream and dream and dream.
48: If you have a dream and never act on it then it is just a dream and will stay a dream.
49: You need to get a vision so Big til you say I anit got time to die.
50: The dream is so huge that God has not brought it to pass, yet He is preparing me.
51: When you sit around and wait on folks to push you into your destiny, You are in trouble.
52: I need to ignore opinions of haters.
53: Don't get stagnated with haters.
54: If you don't like me now just wait til God get through with me.
55: You will hate me later also.
56: God has some great things for me. I need faith the side of a mustard seed.
57: John you were given Genesis 15:1 on 27 March 2004 " After these things the Word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision saying fear not Abram (John) I Am they shield and exceeding great reward."
58: Look at what I AM have done since that time.
59: You depart The Army in 2007 You have not seen Nothing Yet. Trust Me I AM THAT I AM.
60: Big Picture means:
61: If I'm going to get what God has for me, I must speak to the mountain "Move Now"
62: No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
63: For John Isom it will be like Heaven in 2007"
64: Bishop Wade S. McCrae 31 Dec 2006/11:50pm But as it is written eyes have not seen nor ears heard neither
have entered into the heart of man the things He hath prepared for them that love Him.
65: While you are live life outside the line:
A- Trust God
B- Sacrifice your time and talent
C- Be Patient
D- Have confidence in God
E- Wait on God.
F- Have Faith in God
G- Be motivated to depend of God
66: People will fail You but God never fails.
67: Make sure you be who you are, be yourself John Wallace Isom Jr
68: God made You. He wants to use You.
69: Abram confidently waited on God.
70: Wait I say on God
71: Good things come to those who wait on God.
72: God bless Abram as He waited on God confidently.
73: Wait I say again on God
74: While waiting on God:
A- Worship Him
B- Praise Him
C- Extol Him
D- Exalt Him
E- Adore Him
F- Bragg on Him
H- Boast in Him
75: HIM is God.
76: God time now is 11:59pm as I leave 2006 I come into 2007 with JOY.
77: I Love You, I Love You Lord 11:59pm 31 Dec 2006
78: I will bless the Lord at all times.
79: Thank You Lord Jesus Praise Ye the Lord His grace and mercy ebdureth forever
80: 0001/1 Jan 2007 Happy new year Lord Jesus Christ.
81: It's another new year and I anit gone thank God Almighty I anit gone.
82: 1 Jan 2007/0003am Lord I come to offer you my 1st Prayer in 2007.
83: I love You, I praise You, I extol You, I Love You and I offer You a sacrifice of praise.
84: I Love You, I Thank You for it has been Fixed in 06.
85: Lord I Love You. Thank You Lord Jesus. I Thank You Lord Jesus Christ.
86: Lord Jesus I Thank You over and over again. I Love You Lord Jesus Christ.
87: 1 Jan 2007/0005am I Proclaim by faith 2007 is like Heaven already.
88: Help me Holy Ghost.
89: Lord I receive your word into my Lifestyle.
90: I Love You Lord Jesus Christ.
91: 2007 Is Like Heaven/1 Jan 2007/0005
92: Now Unto Him. Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us.
93: Lord in 2007 I ask You to help me live life outside the lines.
94: I pray in the name of Jesus amen
95: There is:
A- Favor outside the lines
B- Blessing outside the lines
C- God outside the lines
D- My Dream to reality outside the lines
E- My life goal "That I May Know Him" achieved outside the lines.
96: Lord I thank you for Inhabiting Union Cathedral this night.
97: You are Here.
98: 1 Jan 2007/0021am Lord I come now to ask You to have your own way, Word and will in my life.
99: Help me to fully obey You Lord Jesus to Live life outside the lines 2007 and beyond.
100: Lord Jesus Christ I desire You in 2007.
101: I once again write down what You told me" 2007 will be like Heaven"
102: Lord Jesus I already change my talk to Your words" 2007 will be like Heaven.
103: This is my saying no matter what 07 is Like heaven.
104: Lord Jesus my faith looks up to You to help me your child.
105: I end my new time with you in 2007 with two verses
106: 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written eyes have not seen nor ears heard neither have entered into
the heart of man the things He hath prepared for them that love Him.
107: Ephesians 3:20 Now Unto Him. Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us.
|I Obeyed God And Retired In 2007
SFC (Retired) John Isom
The U-CAN! Man
"Then he said unto his disciples. The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."
|Last official act on active duty— I offer this prayer of praise to You
Father God, on November 30, 2007, after 25 years, 5 months, and 1 day: Thanks for all You have done, I made it! WOW!!!
|December 1, 2007, at midnight:
Thanks to all my team members, family, and friends. I’m looking back on the past 25 years, 5 Months, and 1 day—June 29, 1982 to November 30, 2007. It is my last hour of active duty in the United States Army. In about 50 minutes, I’ll officially be SFC (retired) John Wallace Isom Jr.
As I look back over my life, I see many, many reasons to be thankful. I am glad to be alive, and most of all I thank God for allowing me to retire 9 years after I was out of the Army by law.
1. June 1982: Started out as 11B/Infantry Soldier
2. May 1983: Gunshot wound to the midsection (major surgeries twice in 1983, and in 1995 and 1997)
3. June 1988: Became Army Recruiter- changed to full time in 1991
4. April 1990: Car I was driving involved in an accident, killing a team member
5. December 1990: Married Karen Yvette Wilson (after 17 years, we have 4 children: Joshua, 14, Caleb, 11, Joy, 5, and Christian, 8 months)
6. March 1993: Promoted to rank of E7 then passed up 16 times for next Promotion to E-8
7. February 1994: Did first public sermon (Fight The Good Fight- 2nd Timothy 4:1-8) and was licensed as a Baptist minister in Tifton, GA
8. March 1999: Unjustly fired/relieved from job in Charleson, SC—by law I was out of the Army with $57000 and no retirement
9. October 2003: U.S. Army restores my career and grants me a total of 3 promotion chances
10. May 2004: Hand-picked to become a Chaplain Recruiter in Fort Meade, MD
11. May 2007: Offered job as a Chaplain Recruiting Consultant after the military—started October 2007
12. November 30, 2007: last day on active duty
13. December 1, 2007: first day as a retired Army Strong soldier
Father God, I come here as midnight speedily approaches to publicly thank You. Lord, if You had not been on my side, I would not be here right now. Many have tried to ruin my career, but I can testify that God was and is my refuge and my strength. Lord Jesus, as I move on to the next chapter of my life, I want to trust in You in all my ways and allow You to direct my path. Lord Jesus, my last request on active duty is for You to create in me a clean heart and mind renew day by day a right spirit in me. Lord, please keep me in your presence. I desire You and You alone are worthy. Now, Lord, I pray that You helpme live U-CAN! with all my heart and mind. Lord Jesus Christ, this is what You have prepared me for for 25 years. I ask You to take charge of U-CAN! and use me up for Your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, I love You and I praise You. Thank You for the following:
1: Saving me from being lost
2: Saving me from being six feet under (I’ve had numerous close calls, including four bleeding ulcers)
3: Saving me from many personal and professional attacks
4: Saving me from pride and conceitedness
5: Saving me from the striving of others
Thank You again, Lord. The time is now 11:43 p.m. Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that my retirement word is REHOBOTH, taken from Genesis 26:22. I accept and desire for this word to be the foundation for my life, ministry, job, and calling. Lord Jesus, I thank You again and declare that this will be our family Word from December 1, 2007 until the Lordcalls me home. Genesis 26:22: And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it, REHOBOTH, and said, For now the Lord hath made ROOM FOR US, and we SHALL be fruitful in the land"
Lord Jesus Christ, I thank You again as I offer all praise to You who alone are worthy. I want to spend the last few moments before midnight reflecting on You, Lord Jesus Christ. I go forward knowing that I can do all things through You, Jesus Christ. Because You did over 2000 years ago, I CAN! I ask You to help me spread this message to everyone I meet. I pray in Your name, Jesus Christ, amen and amen.
SFC (Retired) John Isom
"Then he said unto his disciples, " The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord
of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Matthew 9:37-38,NIV
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