From me to you by Jimmy Swaggart
April 2022

The Parable Of The Three Loaves
Some months ago, the Lord gave me this passage, and I think it will be a blessing to you.

“AND HE SAID unto them (a continuance of the explanation regarding prayer), Which of you shall have a friend, shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves (a meager request); For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? (We as believers must give the message of eternal life to all of mankind, but the truth is, within ourselves, we have nothing to give) And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you (an obvious denial). I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needs (the argument of this parable is that if a sufficiency for daily need can by importunity, i.e., “persistence,” be obtained from an unwilling source, how much more from a willing Giver, which and who is the Lord). And I say unto you (telling us how to approach the Lord for whatever we need), Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (all of this speaks of persistence and guarantees a positive answer, at least if it’s in the will of God). For everyone who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened (he says “everyone,” and that includes you!). If a son shall ask bread of any of you who is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him (an egg containing) a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children (means that an earthly parent certainly would not give a child a stone who had asked for bread, etc.): how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them who ask Him? (This refers to God’s goodness, and the fact that everything from the Godhead comes to us through the person and agency of the Holy Spirit; and all that He does for us is based upon the cross of Christ, and our faith in that finished work)” (Luke 11:5-13, The Expositor’s Study Bible).

A Worldwide Prayer Meeting
I am thrilled at the response we are receiving as it regards the worldwide prayer meetings we’re having each Saturday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (CST). And yet, I know that we’ve only scratched the surface. In other words, most Christians simply do not pray, so this is new to them. Prayer is hard work, but, at the same time, it is the most rewarding thing that one could ever engage in.

If there was ever a time that the church needed to pray, it is now. But the tragedy is, as previously stated, most Christians simply do not pray. In fact, most preachers simply do not pray. So, as far as seeing God move to any degree, most never see such.

However, to know that there are untold thousands of people who are praying with you is an incentive to pray. That’s what we’re seeing, and that’s what we are praying will continue to increase.

Happy Anniversary SBN
This month marks the twelfth anniversary of the SonLife Broadcasting Network! Launched by Jimmy Swaggart Ministries in 2010, SBN has expanded its audience reach to three hundred million homes by cable and satellite and millions more through social media platforms. What started as the ministry’s flagship thirty-minute telecast in 1973 has multiplied into twenty-four-hour programming—all generated through JSM. SBN continues to grow its programming schedule, which now includes The Story Behind the Song and Preachers, Patriots, and Providence, both hosted by Evangelist Donnie Swaggart. Happy anniversary, SBN!

In the Master’s service, yours, Jimmy Swaggart