[Psa 127:1 KJV] Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain.
Hello, my name is Kevin Walding of Rally for Jesus, overseeing a ministry born through prayer and seeking the Lord’s will.
After growing in grace and knowledge from July of 1991 till October of 2013, with Chuck Smith a faithful and beloved overseer/pastor at Calvay Chapel, I continued to seek the Lord into what direction He wanted to lead me, such as being a part of another ministry or to start something fresh. The ministry vision first began in 2009 after returning from a trip to Israel. I knew I needed to hear from the Lord regarding what the Lord wanted, a ministry that was led of His Holy Spirit rather than just an effort on my part to start another work. “Except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it”.
I did not want to be part of anything man centered as I had learned from Chuck Smith, who was led of the Holy Spirit to start the Calvary Chapel movement. I remembered staying up late and asking the Lord to direct me about his perfect will on this issue of starting a new ministry. I knew if this was something of the Lord it would follow the scripture with the Holy Spirit’s leading in pointing to and lifting up the name of Jesus. Jesus said in [Jhn 12:32 KJV] And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all [men] unto Me. I also thought about a verse my sweet wife from the Lord had given me years ago before we were married. She had underlined the following verse in my bible. Psalm 20:4-7 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up [our] banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some [trust] in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
As I was pondering these things, with my focus on the Name of Jesus and as it is written, “in the name of our God we will set up [our] banners”, I went online to a Word for Today bible study I had downloaded for my mother to listen to by Chuck Smith. I opened that study and scrolled forward at random right to the exact spot where Chuck was speaking about the Lord as our banner. The passage was found in [Exo 17:15 KJV] And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:
I felt a claming peace and knew this was of THE LORD. As a result, I decided to put the name, Jehovahnissi meaning, the Lord is our banner right on the ministry logo. The vision was to contine to lift up His name, for His glory and not to promote a brand or build on anything man centered but to minister with like minded Spirit filled believers in His body, the church, who simply want to follow Jesus together. To obey what Jesus said in His Word and in his name by the power of the Holy Spirit.
[Mat 4:19 KJV] And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
[Luk 14:21-23 KJV] So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my house may be filled.
[Mat 25:34-36 KJV] Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
[Mat 25:40 KJV]And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.