Got over God?

Excited to announce that my new book “CARRYING GREATNESS” is scheduled to be released early next year! So honored that Sheila Walsh – speaker with “WOMEN OF FAITH” and my buddy, Dave Sterrett of “I AM SECOND” both agreed to write endorsements for the book. Go God!

One of the early chapters in the book, I share about Elizabeth and Mary both pregnant with baby boys named with a “J.” One is John and other is Jesus. One is a Baptist in the making and other is Savior for the taking. Both women in their womb are carrying boys whom will grow up to men whom God will use to change the world. Talk about “Boys to Men” these were the originals!

Both women knew intimately the pain of isolation and rejection. These sisters in Christ would certainly be keynote speakers at future “Women of Faith” events. They knew faith, fear but favor all rolled into one and found their Heavenly Father faithful. Their test today became their TESTimony tomorrow! One was too old to get pregnant and the other was too young. One tried for decades while married and couldn’t produce and the other not married, never tried and did get pregnant! Both women were “carrying greatness” and Mary was the first to carry the Gospel. In those first nine months and a year or two after His birth, she didn’t just carry greatness or the Gospel but God! Elizabeth and Mary were cousins and when the younger (Mary) came to visit the Bible notes something spectacular happened. Picture two women with protruding bellies and when Mary walked in the room and spoke the baby (John) in Elizabeth’s belly jumped! Why?

In courtrooms across America on a daily basis (regardless if one is a plantiff or defendant. Attorney or jury, a baliff or janitor) two words are uttered when the one wearing a robe walks in “ALL RISE.” Out of respect, everyone stands for the judge adorning the robe. The reason that John jumped, the baby bounced and lad lept because when Mary walked in he (John) not even birthed knew that Jesus was both in the womb and the room! He couldn’t help but STAND up when God was in the house. Soon and very soon, we will all stand before the Righteous Judge wearing the Royal Robe and we will fall at His feet and give an account and worship, The Great I AM. #AllRise

I submit to you that John knew Jesus before He was even born! John LEPT for Him before birth, LIVED for Him in life and LOVED Him even in death. As we enter this Season, I am reminded that Christmas is a HOLY DAY more than a holiday. Christmas brought God to man but Easter bought and brought man to God. The Bible says: “We are BOUGHT with a price.” Yes, John died serving Jesus but Jesus died to save John, you and me. John had a mission but Jesus is the Messiah! John had a message but Jesus IS The Message and John was a man of God but Jesus is the God Man. John promoted Jesus and Jesus promoted John. Jesus said: “Born of a woman, I tell you none was greater than John.”

The moment Christ crawled out of the crib He was crawling to the cross. Jesus taught us how to live but we because of our sin taught Him how to die. The Babe in Bethlehem’s barn was born to die. The word “mas” = more and truly we need MORE of Christ this CHRISTmas. Yes, the Wise Men brought gifts but John knew true prosperity was being in His Presence.

What I love about John is two fold 1) He knew his role. He was a messenger delivering the Messiah’s mail. He was to point The Way but never pretended to be the answer. If the disciples drove around in a Honda “all in one accord” than John was a Toyota because he was the “Forerunner” to Jesus! John lived and died sharing wherever, whenever and to whomever would listen that Christ is our only hope to Heaven. Today, he would have preached to presidents and prisoners, from Hollywood to homeless and to white collar, blue collar and those with “ring around the collar.” He preached with power above and an urgency below and saw scores come to saving faith in Christ. 2) I love that John never got over God.

The video below is an excerpt of my message that I had the privilege to preach at First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach, Florida mentioning this very topic. What an honor it was to preach last month for Pastor Jeff Overton for their “Harvest Sunday.” Over half the church responded to the altar call weeping with a burden to get right with God, see souls saved and ask God to heal families and our Country. Plus, we saw FIFTEEN souls graduate from Hell to Heaven! It never gets old seeing souls saved.

Over a dozen years ago, my daughter, Hannah Grace (now a teen) but strapped in her car seat as a toddler was asked, “What does your Daddy do for a living?” As long as I live, I will never forget her answer. She said without hesitation: “Daddy preaches the cross.” WOW! May I never cease to preach Christ’s crib, cross and coming again! The mouth of babes. My college buddy, Clayton King is teaching pastor at NewSpring in South Carolina and he said recently: “The cross is not a decoration but a declaration.” POWERFUL!

This Christmas pause and ask yourself 1) Have you received Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life? If not, confess your sin and ask the Lord in a silent prayer to forgive you and invite Him in your heart to take control. He is not a way to Heaven but The Way, The Truth and The Life.  2) If you are a born again Christian ponder this question, have you honestly got over God? John didn’t and may we not either.  God bless and Merry CHRISTmas.

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About the Author:

Part author, comedian & visionary but FULL communicator of Biblical Truth, Frank Shelton travels the globe pointing people to a personal relationship with Jesus. He shares HUMOR, celebrity impressions and powerful life stories that Exalt the Savior, Encourage the Saints and Evangelizes the Sinner desiring to build God's Kingdom not his. Frank has a God given gift to "dial in" to those disconnected from God and hung up in life. He is an evangelist and encourager and ideal for students, singles and Sunday services speaking over 200 dates per year at various venues. Three times he has addressed audiences over 100,000 but just as content preaching in the country church but his passion is going after ONE more soul before its eternally too late.

13 Comments

  1. Ron L. December 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    AMEN!!

  2. Jackie S December 3, 2013 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Great job with the message Frank! Hope you come back to Arkansas soon. I shared this with all my friends on Facebook. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. Vivian December 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    So many people need to hear this message, receive it, and take it and so something with it. It seems people think they have all the time in the world to get it right. We don’t know if we have the next second in our life. God bless you and your family Frank.

  4. Beverly December 3, 2013 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    Excellent as always filled with His Power. Such an inspiration! Can’t wait to see you preach at the Texas Baptist Empower Evangelism Conference in Houston in Feb 2014. We pray daily for you!

  5. J Edwards December 3, 2013 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    You inspire me, Frank.

  6. Rich December 3, 2013 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    We were so dissapointed to hear that your service in Gaffney, SC got rescheduled to next year. Over a dozen of us from NC were coming to the service this Sunday, Dec 8. Sad to hear it was temporaily postponed due to the Christmas cantada. We love Bro Frank.

  7. B.J. December 3, 2013 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Amen! Amen! Amen!

  8. Pastor J Lee December 3, 2013 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Keep preaching the Gospel, Evangelist Frank Shelton! Love and appreciate you deeply. God is truly using you. Daily in my prayers and we are so excited about you coming to preach revival for us in North Carolina in April 2014.

  9. Dave December 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Keep giving those altar calls Frank! Souls still need to be saved

  10. Elda December 4, 2013 at 11:43 am - Reply

    We watched from Canada tonight! Thanks for sharing Frank and the story of your son, Andrew getting lost at JC Penny’s and saying “my Daddy is FrankShelton.com” is hillarious!

  11. Margie Martin December 4, 2013 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Congrats on the book Frank! I want one!!

  12. Holli Harris December 4, 2013 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Love Clayton’s quote – “The cross is not a decoration but declaration!” We should make a bumper sticker out of that.

  13. Ronnie Cox December 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    I cannot think of Frank Shelton without thinking of what was said in Daniel 1:4 of Daniel and the three Heb. children: “… well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace”. Jesus and Paul stood before kings and magistrates and religious leaders. Luther and Wesley and Whitfield stood before bishops and popes and councils. In this dark hour,who knows if God hasn’t raised THIS dear vessel up and preserved him “for such a time as this”? (Esther 4:14b, “…who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”). Undergird and uphold this dear servant with your prayers and financial support,and be thankful to even know a man of this caliber.

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