March 22, 2016
I'm going to prison today because a woman's faith and modern society collided.
About 12 years ago Lisa Miller discovered that Jesus of Nazareth was powerful enough to take away her sins. He transformed her life and her lifestyle.
In the long, winding journey since then, Lisa has sought to remain true to her Savior and to her conscience.
By fall of 2009, due to the rulings of the Vermont courts, the reluctance of the Virginia courts, and a strangely impotent Defense of Marriage Act (Virginia law at the time), Lisa was about to lose custody of her own biological daughter.
She saw two choices; capitulate to the New Social Order, or stay true to the Moral Order established by God. She chose the latter.
In September of 2009, Lisa left the United States and fled to Nicaragua in search of religious freedom; the freedom to raise her daughter under God's order as her faith and conscience compelled her to do. She remains in hiding to this day.
Here at FCC Petersburg, I am greatly privileged to stand with Lisa in her quest for Truth and Freedom.
Some things can never be locked up inside prison walls. Truth. Conscience. Moral righteousness. And the saving Gospel of Jesus.
Fellow believer, we are in a war against Satan's tyranny. But remember: "The weapons of our warfare are not carnal (not human, not political) but mighty through God to the pulling down of (these) strongholds." (2 Cor. 10:4)
Our weapons are the Cross of Christ, joyful suffering and loving our enemies. "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." (2 Cor. 4:18)
Jesus reigns, His Kingdom is forever. He is coming back soon!
An unworthy servant,
FCC Petersburg Low
Kenneth L Miller 08464-082
P.O. Box 1000
Petersburg, VA 23804
On Tuesday, our brother Ken Miller plans to report to prison in Petersburg, VA. He was heartened to find out the other day that he's on the roll in low security facility instead of the medium security facility, which is the one he was expecting to report to. This will hopefully give him more privileges. We're hoping for the best in terms of visiting allowances, but aren't really sure what to expect.
We've been wondering where Ken's prison will be. Now we know. He's been ordered to a federal medium security prison in Petersburg, Virginia. The good news is that it's not terribly far away. The bad news is that we were really hoping he'd be placed in a minimum security camp, as the judge recommended. This may be a space issue, and hopefully later he can be moved to a camp, where he'd have more access to the outside world.
Q. Why does God allow hardship and trials? A. For our good, according to Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to those that are the called according to His purpose.” “All things” would include extreme trials such as the death of a loved one, or a major illness; it would include a job loss or prison time.
What is the good that “all things working together” actually accomplishes? Romans 8:29: “For whom He did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His dear Son…”
God allows hardships and trials to make us into the image of His Son. THAT’S GOOD. So if this time in prison makes this poor sinner a little more like Jesus, it will be good and I will be happy.
We are not discouraged or depressed about the future, because God is in the future and we are with God, therefore we are encouraged.
There are some things that can never be locked up behind prison walls. Truth. Conscience. Moral righteousness. The saving Gospel of Jesus.
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
By the grace of and mercy of God we will remain free, free indeed.
Feb. 4, 2016