Giant Man of God Pastor Don Kimbro Now Resides in Heaven

The Lord had me call Pastor Don Kimbro today. I have been wondering how Don is doing health wise. Today was the day to make that phone call. I have learned to listen to the promptings of God.

As many of you may know, Don has been fighting cancer. He is being challenged right now with his health. Don will be undergoing radiation treatments for 2 weeks to see if that will help. Don and his precious wife Dorothy, pictured above, covet your prayers for healing. As Don says, “God is good all the time. All the time God is good!”

I told told Don and Dorothy on the phone today, they have helped build up and train up me and Sharon to be where we are at today! I first met Don years ago in his office at Heights Christian Church in Albuquerque about 20 years ago, if memory serves me right. From that meeting, Don started his radio ministry on KKIM, “Nuggets of Truth,” which now is part of FGGAM. Don’s messages are always top reads here. When we first met Don gave me a copy of Philip Yancey’s book, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?  Don has based his life and ministry on prayer with Sister Dorothy at his side.

Please pray for healing for Don and peace and comfort for his precious wife Dorothy and the entire family.

Don and Dorothy have had such a positive affect on the lives of me and Sharon.

Here is Don’s latest message, it speaks to the life he leads.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. — Ephesians 1:17

It’s interesting that the word for “know” that the Apostle Paul uses here in the original language of the New Testament means “to know intimately.” It literally means to get right up on the object of our attention and get as close as possible and examine it from every angle. One word study reference says, “It refers to a knowledge laying claim to personal involvement.”

I want to personally get involved with God like that. I want to know all about Him that’s humanly possible, not only as He has revealed Himself in His creation and in His word, and in the person of His Son Jesus Christ, but I want to experience Him and His power intimately—and it’s going to take more than one more Bible study, or one more memory verse, or one more theological doctrine, as good as all of these may be. Here’s how I plan to do it. Maybe you’d like to join me.

Charles H. Kraft, in his challenging book, Confronting Powerless Christianity, reminds us that “There are at least three kinds of knowledge: intellectual, observational and experiential.” In order to receive the intimacy of truth, especially when it comes to God, our goal should be all three. It’s like a three-legged stool; it’s more stable, functional, and reliable than one with only one leg—or two. Here’s why:

When I read or hear a promise from the Bible, I have been trained to believe it—intellectually. In my head I know it’s true because other scriptures tell me God’s word is true. But being in my mind doesn’t prove to me that it’s always accurate because that’s only one leg of knowledge. That’s intellectual truth.

However, when I observe that promise from God’s word happening in someone else’s life, through their testimony, that confirms for me the truth that I know intellectually. Now I know it’s true—at least for someone else. That’s observational truth.

But, when I personally experience that intellectual truth that I have observed in others, because it happens to me—then I know it’s absolute and I don’t care what anybody else says about it ever again. It’s a done deal. That’s experiential truth.

In other words, when I receive truth, observe it working in someone else, then experience it for myself—then I know, that I know, that I know! I want to personally experienced God that way—in everything. That’s my goal for the rest of my life. How about you?

God is good all the time. All the time God is good!

Read more of Don’s writings here

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