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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Orchestration - Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Now Think On This
Steve Martin

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” (Psalms 37:23, NKJV)

It is amazing how one’s life is orchestrated by the Lord if we have asked Him to direct our steps. I can attest to that in my own life, as I look back and see the pathway our good God has led over these many years. Truly it can be said that He will direct our steps - because we surely can’t do it. At least we can’t do it correctly.

Honestly did the Jewish prophet Jeremiah speak the truth when he declared, “I know, O Lord, that a man's way is not in himself, nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.” (Jeremiah 10:23, NASU)

Our trust in the Lord to direct our steps must be daily, knowing that our times are in His hands. I love how David spoke of his dependence on the Living God of Israel, even as he was being chased down by King Saul in the desert. He was committed to having unwavering faith, knowing that “My times are in your hand; rescue me from my enemies’ power, from those who persecute me.” (Psalms 31:16, Complete Jewish Bible)

In all our facets of life, one thing is certain. Our faithful God will always be faithful.

When I longed to be in service with a ministry back in the 1980’s, while the office manager of an office equipment dealer in Lansing, Michigan, little did I know that the Lord would answer my heart’s cry with the plans He already had in store. Not only would He place me in a Christian ministry having a worldwide effect on the nations, and in particular with a calling to bless Israel, but over these past 31 years, He actually had me work on staff with seven ministries.

Beginning with Derek Prince Ministries in 1987, by God’s design I was then asked in the years to follow to serve with six others - Mahesh Chavda Ministries/All Nations Church (Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda), Vision for Israel (Barry & Batya Segal), Covenant Keepers (Rex and Carolyn Johnson), Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham), Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and now Antioch International Church (Dr. Peter Wyns and Jesse Enns).

Who knows where the Lord will lead each one of us as we give ourselves to His purposes and plans? Only He can bring about such amazing orchestration, as He places each in His Body for the good and service of all. Truly we can and must fathom His ways.

“Can anyone fathom the spreading of the clouds, or the crashes that come from his canopy?  See how he scatters his lightning over it and covers the roots of the sea. By these things he judges the people and also gives food in plenty. He gathers the lightning into his hands and commands it to strike the target. Its crashing announces its presence and apprises the cattle of what is coming.” (Job 36:29-33, CJB)

We can rest in the peace the Father gives as we offer Him our trust and walk in His ways. Those who seek after Him will know of His hand upon them, and can walk in the knowledge that even in times of trouble, uncertainty, or whatever comes our way, He gives assurance that He is orchestrating goodness and love in our midst, for protection, guidance, and provision for each member of His Body.

Today you can decide as always to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:2). Trusting in Him will bring about the desires of your heart. He knows where He is taking us.

Shalom and ahava (peace and love in Hebrew).

Now think on this,
Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

P.S. Over the past 8 years the Lord has given me 354 messages to share. First in short message form and then compiled in books. Please be sure to sign up for our Now Think On This messages in newsletter format. Use the "Sign Up" button on our website, or go here: Sign Me Up!

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Now Think On This #354 - in the year of our Lord 10.03.18 –Orchestration”, Wednesday, 10:00 am

Sunday, October 29, 2017

2 more to go!

2 more to go!

Oct. 29, 2017
3 pm Sunday afternoon
Charlotte, North Carolina

Greetings to all ye who have been following this countdown to my retirement, with these daily entries. The upcoming last two days are finally here!

On Tuesday, October 31, I am leaving the final "marketplace" employment for me, as it is known in some circles, while others may refer to it simply as secular employment. Overall it has been an interesting grand total of 52 years in workplaces.

As I walk along this memory lane, let me put those places in chronological order - for my sake and that of my family, especially! I hope you will join me for a few moments now, as I have recorded the people, places, and positions that have come and gone.

My first job? Delivering the daily newspaper Waterloo Courier, back in my hometown of Cedar Falls, Iowa. That mid-size town is located north of Cedar Rapids, west of Dubuque, south of the Minnesota state line, and northeast of the state capital Des Moines. I was in 6th grade, probably about 11 years old back then. The state of Iowa had a lot of pig lots, six-foot-high seed corn fields, and committed Iowans, either to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes or the Iowa State Cyclones. (Notice who I placed first!) As for me, I worked hard to increase my route delivery count from 15 to 63, and won a Sony cassette player one year for my grand efforts.

In 8th grade, after turning the legal age of 13, I got hired and joined the other high school boys at Rollinger's, a chicken and burger joint. Famous for the orange shake, as owner Russ Rollinger said it was, I liked working there. Russ and his father Lou claimed they had the original creative concept for the Big Mac burger sandwich, which he had called the "High Boy." On this job I got a whopping $1.10 an hour by the time I left two years later. I made sure I had a big wallet to carry all that cold hard cash around! (Photo: Russ Rollinger. Died Sept. 2013)

By the late summer/early fall of my senior year in 1972 at Columbus High School, I left football in the middle of the season to get hired on at Eagles, part of the Lucky Grocery chain organization. But the 3rd shift proved too much, and after a few years it was time for a day job. I settled in at Sartori Hospital in Cedar Falls - scrubbing floors, collecting garbage, and being befriended by the UNI (University of Northern Iowa) star football running back. It was his day job also. And I only got reprimanded two times for putting Chic Tracs (cartoon booklets with the Gospel message) on the hospital staff's lunchroom table.

A move to LaSalle-Peru, Illinois in 1974, after the high school graduation and a somewhat complete year at UNI, put me in the English Muffin Restaurant working alongside my older brother-in-law David Johnson and sister Mary Smith. Then it was the management at Kerr-McGee Treated Lumber Yard in Mendota, working together with church friends Kevin Grafton and Kelly Haas, also of LaSalle.

In 1980 several church/community families of Victory Church, which we all were members of, moved to East Lansing, Michigan. Noelle Clark, co-owner of the Canon office machine dealer companyHasselbring-Clark, along with her husband Ellis, hired this "cult member", as previously some thought it was, due to my involvement with Shiloh Fellowship, for their Office Manager position.

In the seven years to the "exact day" I worked there (Aug. 23, 1980-Aug. 22, 1987), I believe I had either hired directly, or was responsible for getting hired, at least eight more "cult members" - because my recommendations of these Christian workers proved to be accurate. (Photo: Hasselbring-Clark Company 1985)

It was then into the ministry of the Christian non-profits I went. This was my life-long dream, and heart of my life, as I approached the age of 33. Almost like Jesus did, except a few years later.

Beginning in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this part of the journey began with three years as the Financial Supervisor at Derek Prince Ministries, followed by four years at Mahesh Chavda Ministries, both in the south Florida city. I served with MCM as the Administrator. In July of 1994 the ministry relocated here to Charlotte, North Carolina, where we also established All Nations Church. I held that position for both the ministry and the church as Administrator until the end of 2000, when I went back to Derek Prince Ministries. They had also relocated to Charlotte between 1993-1994, and so from 2001-2005, for another five years, I once again served as the Director of Administration and Finance.

Sounds like a resume, right? The Lord had been faithful in all those years, keeping us close to His heart and my family through it all. I bless my good wife Laurie and children Josh, Ben, Hannah and Christen for walking this adventure together.

When the International Director of Derek Prince Ministries, David Selby, was approached by Barry Segal, co-founder of Vision For Israel and the Joseph Storehouse, in late 2004 to head up VFI's USA office as the Director, the six-month transition from one to the other took place. (Photo top: Vision For Israel staff, 2010. Bottom: Derek Prince Ministries 2004)

By July 1, 2005, I was then full time with Barry and Batya Segal, the ministry co-founders, and was responsible for moving the USA office from Savannah, Georgia here to Charlotte. This 700 church city on the NC/SC border was certainly continuing to be a landing hub for ministries!

In the spring of 2010 the Lord Yeshua (Jesus) gave me the desire of my heart once again - to begin our own ministry. Having served within the vineyards of several others for the previous 24 years, He had planned and purposed for me to start Love For His People. And thus I left VFI on June 30, 2010 to give my full attention to this work - supporting Israel and the Jews, while also sending humanitarian aid, along with biblical teaching using social media, to the nations. Others have now come alongside us over these seven years, joining in this work.

But as with most, those newborn and early years, and then walking on two feet, took awhile. The home mortgage, car payments, and daily life had to be provided. The $70,000 a year salary I had been earning dropped to $11,000 for that first year.

The income from the new ministry didn't quite do it, so it was back to work for me in the office realm with other companies and ministries. Seasonal and part-time jobs with Samaritan's Purse (Franklin Graham), Covenant Keepers (Rex and Carolyn Johnson), and the Charlotte Rescue Mission (Chris Moore) followed.

Finally, I was hired on at Charlotte Center City Partner in May of 2013, as the Accountant. First as a contractor for eight months, and then as a full-time staff member for these final four and a half years. The office is located right there in thriving uptown Charlotte.

And so here I am! Retirement occurs just in time for my 63rd birthday on Thanksgiving Day! And I am so thankful Lord!

I hope I didn't bore you with all this long employment history. But if you made it this far in reading, then you did good, and I appreciate your sticking it through with me.

We each have a history to share and should have a testimony with it, in order to declare the Lord Jesus' great work in our life. Your life hopefully shows His faithfulness too and acts as an encouragement to those who watch and maybe even follow after, that which we have lived. I hope you have those who have or will do that, in your walk with the Lord.

So now I will be able to give my full attention to the work of Love For His People, Inc. With at least 10 or more good years to walk out, Lord willing, I already highly suspect the Lord has an expansion coming, extending these tent pegs of the ministry, in His playbook. For that, I am most excited!

Be encouraged as you continue on in your walk with our Lord. Do well in blessing others as you also seek the Lord, knowing, and daily reassured, that the plans He has for you are well and good.

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin
Love For His People
Charlotte, North Carolina

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From the Editor (Steve Martin, Love For His People Founder):

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Secure, conveniently contributions can be done online now through our website using the DONATE buttons on either side column of our blog.

Contribution checks can be sent to: 
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P.O. Box 414   
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Todah rabah! (Hebrew – Thank you very much.)

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Friday, August 11, 2017

LoveMusic! - "Revival" by Robin Mark from Northern Ireland - with lyrics

Robin Mark 
Northern Ireland
 - with lyrics 

Robin Mark

Aug. 11, 2017

Greetings LoveMusic! listeners,

Beginning in 1983, through the next 20 years, HosannaMusic! (a division of Integrity Music in Mobile, Alabama with Michael Coleman, Executive Director) was putting out great worship CDs. They produced over 200 live recordings during that time. 

Don Moen (one of the best of the very best!), Kent Henry, Randy Rothwell, Billy Funk, Ron KenolyDarlene Zschech, Martin Nystrom, Paul Wilbur, and Lenny LeBlanc were some of the ones we listened to for many years, as their CDs came monthly in the mail through subscription. (I was a subscriber from the very beginning cassette in 1983. Still have them all!) 

I remember from 1987-1990, Glenn Selby (grandson of Bible teacher Derek Prince) and I both worked at Derek Prince Ministries in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We would be "anxious" to see who got their cassette/CD first in the mail with each live recording. Then one, or the other, would be a bit jealous I still think, if the other got it first!

Robin Mark from Northern Ireland certainly made his "mark" as one of the worship leaders with Integrity. I loved his music! (Still do. Just bought his latest one, entitled "The Great Hurricane".) Remember Days of Elijah, Garments of Praise, Jesus, All For Jesus and When It's All Been Said and Done? Robin Mark. Our All Nations Church worship team sang them often, especially Days of Elijah and this one we feature today, Revival.

Thank you, Robin, for your wonderful years of leading the world in worship. Maybe I'll meet you when I travel to Ireland next May! (Jim Clint, our good friend in Northern Ireland, I am sure knows you!)

Be blessed in your blessing others as you listen in worship to Jesus. 

Revive us, Lord!!!

Steve Martin
Love For His People
Charlotte, North Carolina

Help Love For His People continue to keep bringing you LoveMusic! We also send monthly funds to pastors and Israel-supporting ministries in international lands - with free teaching materials. Financial support for families in Jerusalem, Belfast, UK and Lahore, Pakistan continue monthly. We count on you. Even a gift of $5 helps!  Thank you.

Please donate online safely here, through our website. Click here: I want to bless others.

A USA tax-receipt will be provided for online gifts and checks.
Checks can be sent to:
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P.O. Box 414
Pineville, NC 28134

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Laurie and I led the All Nations Church worship team in the late 1990's.

Here is our version of Robin Mark's Revival.

Click here: Revival - Steve & Laurie Martin, All Nations Church worship team

Robin Mark Video above: worship4christ2012  YouTube Published on Oct 1, 2012

From album Revival in Belfast.

Robin Mark

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robin Mark
Born1957 (age 59–60)
OriginBelfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
GenresContemporary Christian
InstrumentsVocalspianoacoustic guitar
Years active1990–present
Robin Mark (born 1957) is a Northern Irish Christian singersongwriterworship leader, and recording artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Mark has written several songs sung throughout the world. He is best known for his songs "Days of Elijah", "Revival", "All for Jesus", "The Wonder of The Cross", "Not by Might" and many more. He has released thirteen albums in total with sales of over two million worldwide and has won the GMA's international award.
Though known within the United Kingdom and throughout Canada and Europe from the early 1990s, it was not until his 1999 live album Revival In Belfast that Mark became known in the United States, Australia and the rest of the world. His signature song, "Days of Elijah", has proven popular since 1996. His album Revival In Belfast, released in 1999, remained high in both the Christian retail charts and billboard charts for many years. It was still at number 39 five years later on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart in 2004.[1]When the follow up album Come Heal This Land was released in 2001, it went straight to number one in the Christian Retail Charts in America. Robin became the first artist from the UK to accomplish this feat.[2]
Robin Mark is also the worship leader in his home church Christian Fellowship Church (CFC) in East Belfast.[citation needed]


Studio recordings
  • Not By Might (1993)
  • Days of Elijah (1996)
  • This City, These Streets (1998)
  • Sanctuary (2000)
  • Songs & Hymns (2005)
  • East of the River (2007)
  • John Wesley & Co. (2012)
  • Liberation Praise (2014)
  • The Great Hurricane (2016)
Live recordings
  • Room for Grace (1997)
  • Mandate - All for Jesus (1999)
  • Revival In Belfast (1999)
  • Mandate - Men of Faith (2001)
  • Come Heal This Land (2001)
  • Revival in Belfast 2 (2004)
  • Mandate: Experiencing God (2006)
  • Arise: A Celebration of Worship (2006)
  • Mandate 2007: Living the Adventure (2008)
  • Year of Grace (2009)
  • Fly (2011)

We'd love to keep in touch with you. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Love For His People - moving forward in our 9th year with you. For them.

July 11, 2018

Charlotte, North Carolina

Dear friends of Love For His People,

Just over a year ago - Saturday, July 1, 2017 - was a very special day for me.

Seven years ago on June 30, 2010, I had left the third ministry I had worked for in the past 24 years (this one was Vision for Israel with Barry and Batya Segal, after 14 years at Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda Ministries/All Nations Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and eight years total at Derek Prince Ministries (Ft. Lauderdale and Charlotte), finishing with the last five at VFI. (Some years I split the 40 hour work week between two of them if you are a numbers person counting the years.)

The complete reason in departing my service at VFI was to start a new ministry, co-founded by my good wife Laurie and I. We called it Love For His People (officially formed in April 2010 with our USA non-profit, 501(c)3 approval) - primarily to bless the Jews of Israel, and specifically the believers, those who have come to acknowledge that Yeshua is the Messiah, HaMashiach.

As non-Jews, Gentiles, goyim, Christian Zionists (whatever label we have!), we began the organization/ministry to stand strong for the Jewish state of Israel, Yisrael - the Land of Israel - in this world of nations that continually becomes more anti-Semitic daily. We have been called, as the prophetic word in 2002 was spoken, as a "scepter for Israel."

 With both Laurie and I saved and called to be man and woman in the Lord Jesus Christ, our heart's desire is to do our part in speaking up for those who, for centuries, experienced nothing more than "hate" in the "name of Christ", from so-called Christians. That included Adolf Hitler himself, who used Martin Luther's last completely inerrant days, of non-Scriptural theology, to espouse Replacement Theology. This totally wrong belief that the "church" had replaced Israel as the one receiving the promises of the God of Israel. Today, it continues to be totally inaccurate, both historically and spiritually.

Thus, with these seven years now completed since the start of Love For His People (seven being "completion" in the Lord's number listing), it is similar to the seven ones that King Solomon took to complete the first Jewish Temple on the Mount (in Jerusalem, ISRAEL) centuries ago. As it states in the Torah, "he was seven years in building it." (1 Kings 6:38).

As a side note, this fact alone is proof enough that ALL of Jerusalem belongs to the Jews. The Jews had been given, and on many occasions even bought, the land of Israel they have now returned too.

Western Wall at Temple Mount - May 2017 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL (photo by Steve Martin)

We now begin our 9th year with the ministry of Love For His People, Inc

Israel, of course, continues to be the main objective in our support, but we also will be standing with those others who join alongside us in helping Jews make aliyah (return to Israel), speak out for the nation, and appreciate their Jewish roots as believers in Jesus (Yeshua).

We ask you to join us in our continuing efforts.

This ministry, with no staff or paid contractors, sends monthly funds to families in Jerusalem. For some of these, it has been for over seven years now. Consistently. Each month.

Our daily blog Love For His People also features my messages Now Think On This, which then are posted to our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. These messages are then printed into books (15 as of this date) on various encouraging and uplifting subjects.
Our Love For His People blog regularly shares Messianic news posted by Israel Today, with Aviel Schneider, Russ Jones, and team. Other news and prophetic ministry outlets, CharismaNews, CBN News Jerusalem, Breaking Israel News, Israel365, The Elijah List, are reposted to give you the truth, current events and relevant articles to help you grow in spirit, soul, and body.

Israel Today Editor - Aviel Schneider (Jerusalem, May 2013)

Our YouTube channel (Steve Martin) has over 1100 videos (several dozens recorded by myself in Israel over 16 trips) with over 940 subscribers; Twitter accounts, including (Steve Martin@Martinlighthous) have tweets that have gone out more than 55K at this point in time.

YouTube channel, with over 1100 videos.

Please excuse my numbers chant - I am an accountant by trade!

Again, we ask you to now join us in weekly, monthly or annual donation support. Our new association with Mobile Cause out of Los Angeles has made it very simple, safe and secure for you to do now online. Either use this link below or the Donate button on the right side column of our blog.

Here: Love For His People blog

We have been blessed by the Lord Jesus, and we would love to have you join us in blessing His chosen people.

With our shalom (peace) and ahava (love),

Steve and Laurie Martin
Love For His People, Inc.
Home bookcase with published books. All available on Amazon and Kindle.

14th book, published in May 2017
Buy here in paperback or Kindle
Awesome God

Just published June 2017
Buy here in paperback or Kindle
Basic Life Principles

We appreciate your support.  This ministry blesses you as you become a blessing to the nations 
that our Lord loves and died for.
(Genesis 12:3)

Checks can be sent to:

Love For His People, Inc.
P.O. Box 414
Pineville, NC 28134

Questions? E-mail Steve Martin at

Steve at the Camel Ranch near Eilat, Israel 2009


Monday, February 1, 2016

Devotional: Sow in Tears; Reap in Joy - DEREK PRINCE MINISTRIES


February 1, 2016

Sow in Tears; Reap in Joy

Psalm 126:5–6
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.     NIV

     The Bible is so accurate, so faithful to life. It doesn’t give us a rosy, false picture of what life is like. It shows us both the dark and the light, the evil and the good, the hard and the enjoyable, the bitter and the sweet.

     And it says that, in effect, if we want to reap we are going to have to sow. That’s a law of life; it’s a law of the universe. It says that sowing will be done with tears, but reaping will come with joy. That’s faith, you see. You’ve got to go out with your seed even in tears, to scatter the seed and be willing to wait, and to wait upon God and let Him bring forth the harvest which He’s promised. But the promise is so beautiful, “He that goes out weeping carrying seed to sow will return with songs of joy carrying sheaves with him.”

     Let this be a message to you. If you are feeling discouraged, if you are feeling that somehow things aren’t going the way you want them to, that you are working and seeing so few and such indeterminate results, just be prepared to weep. But go on sowing, because God has promised that if you sow the good seed, even weeping, there’ll come a day when you’ll carry back your arms full of sheaves with songs of joy. Don’t be afraid to sow even in tears, you’ll reap with songs of joy.

—Derek Prince

To listen to Derek's original audio on our website click here.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Derek Prince - Devotional: A Rushing Torrent - DEREK PRINCE MINISTRIES


January 25, 2016

A Rushing Torrent

Psalm 126:4
Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the streams in the Negev.     NIV

     There’s a prayer from God’s people for restoration. The picture there is very vivid, if you’re familiar with the Negev. The word that’s translated “streams” in Arabic is a wadi. A wadi is something special that’s found mainly in the Middle East. It’s a riverbed, which is dry most of the year. You can see that water has flowed in it, but when rain has not fallen within a few days it dries up and you just have the evidence that water once flowed in it.

     And so God’s people there in that prayer view themselves like one of those dry riverbeds in the Negev, the desert of the south of Israel. But their prayer is that God will restore them like the streams in the Negev. Such a vivid picture, because at certain seasons when there’s rainfall in the Negev it comes copiously, abundantly, and in a few hours what was a dry riverbed is transformed into an overflowing, torrential stream that sweeps everything before it, sometimes washing away bridges, even causing serious accidents, washing cars away so that where just a few hours previously there was nothing but dust and dryness, there’s a rushing torrent.

     And their inspired prayer is that God would restore His people like that stream in the Negev – that though we’ve been dry and dusty without much evidence of water, suddenly God is going to visit us and send such a visitation of His Spirit that it will be like a rushing torrent that will sweep all obstacles before it.

—Derek Prince

To listen to Derek's original audio on our website click here.

Website: Derek Prince Ministries - USA

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Our Debt To Israel (Derek Prince) & Why Israel? (Steve Martin) - our gift to you...because we love the people of Israel.

Of all the Christian teachers of the Bible that have impacted us the most in regards to faith, and especially in our support for Israel, it has been Derek Prince (1915-2003). In 1979 Laurie and I heard first Derek at a Christian conference in Mackinac Island in northern Michigan. It was there that we heard this message - our debt to Israel as Christians.

From 1987-1990 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and then again from 2000-2005 in Charlotte, North Carolia, I had the honor of serving on staff with Derek Prince Ministries, as the Director of Finance and Operations. (Thanks David Selby for hiring me twice!) 

The impact of Derek's message, with his love and support for Israel, directly instilled in our hearts the vital truth of Israel, as the Lord specifically brought to us through Scripture.

Derek's small booklet, Our Debt To Israel (which can be read in about 20 minutes), explains in a real, understandable way why Christians have a duty, responsibility, and privilege to support Israel and the Jews today.

Because of what this tremendous spiritual truth has done in our lives, with the Lord Jesus Himself giving us the heart to bless those whom He chose to reveal Himself through, the Jews, we want to share this eternal truth with you. 

You just need to ask for it. Free. No cost to you, except to ask, and that you will promise to read it.

I will also send you my book that I wrote a year ago, entitled Why Israel? Also free. (And trusting you will read it too!)

We are not out to get your mailing address, or email. (We don't maintain lists for either.) We just want you to know the truth in regards to Israel, as stated in God's eternal Word.

Please respond by either mail or e-mail. If our stock runs out before you get your copies, I will get more of each to send you. (Derek Prince Ministries will like that too!)

Please see our address below to send us your request.


Steve & Laurie Martin
Love For His People

From the Amazon page for Why Israel?

Why Israel? Why not?

This little booklet consists of messages previously written in my books, which of themselves contain many various themes. I wanted to devote one book to just Israel and the Jewish people, and so this small booklet was compiled.

As you read the following, consider the truth contained in Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, which spell out the commitment of God the Father to choose a people who will be a light to the nations. He chose the Jews, and gave them the Promised Land of Israel.

It does not matter what other national governments try to say, do, or accomplish apart from the plans and purposes of the Lord. They will fail.

His Word is true. It is eternal. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever, and thus His commitment in keeping His promises made to the Jewish people will be fulfilled.

I hope you stand with them in these last days.

Steve Martin

Our Debt To Israel (Derek Prince) 
Why Israel (Steve Martin) 

- Love For His People's gift to you

- or buy directly from Derek Prince Ministries
Go here: Our Debt To Israel

Derek Prince

Fort Lauderdale, Fl - Dec. 1988
Steve & Laurie Martin with Derek Prince

Photos below taken by Steve Martin in Jerusalem, Israel in 2005.

 Home of Derek and Lydia Prince in the 1940's - Jaffa Road, Jerusalem

 Derek Prince grave site in German Colony of Jerusalem, Israel

Derek's famous words "God is Faithful" inscribed.

Photo of the cemetery where Derek, Lydia and Ruth Prince are buried.
German Colony section of Jerusalem, Israel.

For your free copies of 

"Our Debt To Israel" (Derek Prince) 


"Why Israel?" (Steve Martin)

Send your request to:

Love For His People, Inc.
P.O. Box 414
Pineville, NC 28134

Or send an email, with your mailing address, to:

Note: Because of mailing/shipping costs, this is only for USA residents.

Love For His People, Inc.   P.O. Box 414  Pineville, NC 28134
USA Non-profit 501(c)3   Fed. ID #27-1633858

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Derek Prince

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Peter Derek Vaughan Prince (14 August 1915, Bangalore – 24 September 2003, Jerusalem) was a Bible teacher whose daily radio programme Derek Prince Legacy Radio broadcasts around the world in various languages.[1]
Derek Prince
Derek Prince.jpg
Born14 August 1915
Died24 September 2003 (aged 88)
OccupationInternational Bible teacher,theologian, pastor

Marriage and the growth of his ministry

Prince moved to Faith Tabernacle in Chicago, and then to Good News Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In May 1971 Derek Prince Publications opened offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.[2] Derek Prince Publications became Derek Prince Ministries in December 1990.[3]
1987 - German missionary to Mongolia heard English broadcast (from Seychelles) and began to translate program into Mongolian.
1989 - DPM-Netherlands office opened,overseeing Eastern Europe and Soviet countries.
The Princes travelled extensively in ministry until Ruth died on 29 December 1998. The following list of countries covers their ministry from 1993 to 1998. Some of these countries were visited more than once: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Hungary, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey, Poland, Bahrain, Cuba, Colombia, Switzerland, France, Portugal, India and England.[4]
Derek Prince Ministries continues to distribute his teachings and to train missionaries, church leaders, and congregations through the outreaches of more than thirty DPM offices around the world, including primary work in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.[5]


At the time of Prince's death in September 2003, he was the author of over 50 books, 600 audio and 100 video teachings, many of which have been translated and published in more than 100 languages.[6] Some of the subjects that are covered in his teachings are prayer and fasting,[7] foundations of the Christian faith,[8] spiritual warfare,[9] God's love[10]and marriage and family.[11]

Demons and deliverance[edit]

As a Pentecostal, Prince believed in the reality of spiritual forces operating in the world, and of the power of demons to cause illness and psychological problems. While in Seattle he was asked to perform an exorcism on a woman, and he came to believe that Christians could be possessed by demons.[12] This was at odds with the more usual Pentecostal view that demons could not possess believers, but only "oppress" them. Prince believed that his deliverance ministry used the power of God to defeat demons.[13]


The grave of Derek Prince in Alliance Church International Cemetery, Jerusalem
Prince, who taught on many themes and subjects including the foundational truths of the Bible, was probably most noted for his teachings about demons, deliverance ministry, and Israel.[14] He strongly opposed replacement theology. His book The Destiny of Israel and the Church argues that the Church has not replaced Israel and that the covenant that God made with the nation of Israel still stands today. Prince also believed that the creation of the state of Israel was the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Derek states in his book Promised Land, "The central theme of biblical prophecy, as it is being unfolded in our time, revolves around the land and the people of Israel. God is carrying out His predetermined plan to regather the Jewish people from their worldwide dispersion and restore them to their ancient homeland."[15]

The Shepherding Movement controversy[edit]

In 1968, Prince joined the Holy Spirit Teaching Mission (HSTM), which linked him to three other Charismatic Christian pastors living in Ft. Lauderdale: Don Basham, Bob Mumford, and Charles Simpson.[citation needed] The HSTM had been founded by businessman Eldon Purvis; but after the discovery of Purvis’s homosexuality the leadership team of the HSTM asked Basham, Mumford, Prince, and Simpson to help in managing the crisis.[16] Prince and the others changed the name of the HSTM to Christian Growth Ministries (CGM) in 1972.[17] CGM sought to counter what were seen as excesses within the Charismatic Movement by emphasizing discipleship and pastoral care which later on was abused by those in leadership positions. CGM continued with the publication of the New Wine magazine which began under the HSTM in June 1969.[18] David Moore, author of The Shepherding Movement, states "Essential for an accurate history of the Shepherding Movement is a complete collection of New Wine. The magazine, published from 1969 through 1986, was the principal publishing voice of the five teachers and the movement."[19] The group was joined by Ern Baxter, and the five men became known as the Fort Lauderdale Five. Their ministry became known as the Shepherding Movement. Different factions of the movement began to emphasise submission and authority.
Prince later left the group and repented in public over being a member.[20] There are several sermons where Prince commented on the shepherding controversy (sometimes referring to it as "Discipleship Movement").,[21] even in Ft. Lauderdale years after.[22]


Prince published many books and recorded over 600 audio teaching sermons and 100 video teachings.
His books include:
  • The Grace of Yielding
  • The Foundations Series
  • The Destiny of Israel and the Church
  • The Last Word on the Middle East
  • Blessing or Curse: You Can Choose
  • They Shall Expel Demons
  • Bought with Blood
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Faith to Live By
  • Through the Psalms with Derek Prince
  • Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting
  • Marriage Covenant
  • God's Remedy for Rejection
  • War in Heaven
  • Entering the Presence of God
  • Promised Land
  • Secrets of a Prayer Warrior
  • God Is a Matchmaker
  • Husbands and Fathers
  • Prophetic Guide to the End Times


  • Stephen Mansfield, Derek Prince: A Biography (Charisma House, 2005).
  • Obituary in King's College Cambridge Annual Report, 2004.

See also[edit]


  1. Jump up^ "Account Suspended" Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  2. Jump up^ Stephen Mansfield. Derek Prince A Biography (Charisma House, 2005), 281.
  3. Jump up^ Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations
  4. Jump up^ Stephen Mansfield. Derek Prince A Biography (Charisma House, 2005) 281 - 283. .
  5. Jump up^ Derek Prince. God's Word Heals (Whitaker House, 2010). About the Author in back of book.
  6. Jump up^ Derek Prince Secretes of a Prayer Warrior (Chosen, 2009) About the author in the back of the book.
  7. Jump up^ Derek Prince.Screts of a Prayer Warrior (Chosen, 2009), Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting (Whitaker House, 1993), Fasting (Whitaker House, 1993)
  8. Jump up^ Derek Prince.Foundation Truths for Christian Living(Charisma House, 2006), Founded on the Rock (Derek Prince Ministries-International, 2007), Authority and Power of God's Word (Derek Prince Ministries-International, 2009), , Through Repentance to Faith (Derek Prince Ministries-International, 2009),
  9. Jump up^ Derek Prince.Lucifer Exposed (Derek Prince Ministries-International, 2006), Spiritual Warfare (Whitaker House, 1992), War in Heaven (Chosen, 2003)
  10. Jump up^ Derek Prince.You Matter to God (Chosen, 2010), Extravagant Love (Derek Prince Ministries-International, 1990), God's Remedy for Rejection (Whitaker House, 1997)
  11. Jump up^ Derek Prince.Husbands and Fathers (Chosen, 2000), The Choice of a Partner (Derek Prince Ministries-International, 1990), Marriage Covenant (Whitaker House, 1993), God Is a Matchmaker (Chosen, 1984)
  12. Jump up^ Derek Prince (1 May 1998). They Shall Expel Demons: What You Need to Know about Demons--Your Invisible Enemies. Baker Books. pp. 142–. ISBN 978-1-58558-185-6.
  13. Jump up^ Derek Prince. Blessings or Curse: You Can Choose! (Chosen, 1990, They Shall Expel Demons (Chosen, 1998)
  14. Jump up^ Derek Prince Ministries
  15. Jump up^ Derek Prince Promised Land: God's Word and the Nation of Israel (Derek Prince Ministries-International, 2003) 55
  16. Jump up^ S. David Moore The Shepherding Movement (T&T Clark International, 2003) 28 (Mr. Moore does not mention what the miscoduct was out of deference to Mr. Purvis, but it was well known at the time that it was homosexual activity.)
  17. Jump up^ S David Moore The Shepherding Movement (T&T Clark International, 2003) 53.
  18. Jump up^ "Charismatic Movement - CS Ministries Publications"CSM. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  19. Jump up^ S. David Moore The Shepherding Movement (T&T Clark International, 2003) 11
  20. Jump up^ Linda Howard A New Beginning (Charisma magazine, April 1984) 38,S David Moore The Shepherding Movement (T&T Clark International, 2003) 165, 175
  21. Jump up^ Derek Prince - Bend the Church & Bow the World (1/6) - God Holds the Church Accountable (+Chi. Subs)YouTube. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  22. Jump up^ Derek Prince - Women in the Church (1/3) (with Chinese Subs)YouTube. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2015.