On June 1st, Lamb & Lion Ministries completed its long-anticipated transition. While some change is inevitable, our calling and purpose have not changed.
Today marks the beginning of a new chapter here at Lamb & Lion Ministries. Last week on Christ in Prophecy you saw Dr. David Reagan lay a mantle of leadership on me, as he and Nathan Jones draped me with a Jewish tallit, a prayer shawl. As of June 1st, I am the Senior Evangelist and Director of Lamb & Lion Ministries.
Stepping Into Big Shoes
Over 41 years ago, the Lord inspired Dr. Reagan to launch this ministry for the purpose of proclaiming the soon return of Jesus Christ, to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. As we’ve shared in recent episodes reflecting on the blessing God has poured into and through this ministry, Lamb & Lion has grown from very humble beginnings to the far-reaching ministry we are today.
In the early 1980s, Dave coordinated all the outreach of Lamb & Lion Ministries from the spare bedroom of his small home! Today, we’ve grown exponentially and reach a worldwide audience through a variety of media outlets.
Dave was wise enough to know that if the Lord tarried and his tenure as the Director came to an end, this ministry must continue, and the message that Jesus is coming soon must still be proclaimed. So, he intentionally sought a successor, someone who could step in if he were no longer able to lead, or once his own retirement became necessary.
Several years ago, he advised me of his intention to recommend me as his successor to our Board of Trustees. You can imagine my shock at such an honor, and the challenge of following in David Reagan’s footsteps. Our board was eager to endorse his recommendation, but I insisted that they weigh and pray over their decision for four months before they proceeded with a vote. In the end, they unanimously agreed that I should succeed Dr. Reagan.
In the many months that followed, I realized my own inability to be David Reagan. But, in addition to the support and encouragement of countless Prophecy Partners and supporters, I was given some very wise counsel from our good friend, Don McGee of Crown and Sickle Ministries. He told me, “Tim, don’t try to be David Reagan. Be Tim Moore.”
While I have learned a tremendous amount from David Reagan, who is uniquely gifted for the role God called him to 41 years ago, Don’s wisdom was a great encouragement. You know, Scripture echoes that same truth: I realized that Joshua could not be Moses, Solomon could not be David, and Elisha could not be Elijah. Each of those successors followed great men of God, but with the gifts God gave each of them, they also served Him faithfully and offered leadership very effectively during their own time of service. Like each of them, I will lean upon the Lord, ensuring that He gets the credit for all the continued effectiveness of Lamb & Lion Ministries.
Casting a Vision
So, what are we going to do going forward?
If you’ve been watching Christ in Prophecy for very long, you know that we focus on Jesus throughout God’s Word, in the New Testament and the Old. Our shows have featured interviews with experts on the Bible in general and Bible prophecy in particular. At times we’ve taken you to Israel to witness what God is doing in our own day and age.
Other shows have focused on the social issues plaguing our society, Christian apologetics, and other timely subjects where the Word of God puts today’s headlines in a biblical context. But our core message has centered around the signs of the times, the growing body of evidence that demonstrates that we are living in the season of the Lord’s return.
In the months to come, we’ll be changing our set to create a new, engaging look. You’ll notice other changes in our program. Most weeks, we intend to highlight a sign of the times and offer a moment of application.
All of these changes are designed to expand our outreach. We’ll also work to increase our connectivity with like-minded ministries, recognizing the synergy such relationships can offer. And we’ll intentionally endeavor to excite new generations with the awareness that Jesus is at the very gates of Heaven.
As we begin a new chapter here at Lamb & Lion Ministries, let’s look ahead, casting a vision toward the future. Proverbs 29:18 is one of my favorites, and it says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish, or the people run amok.” Either way, it is necessary that we seek to discern the vision the Lord would have for us going forward.
In the near term, the next 3-5 years, we intend to intensify our outreach. Our goal is twofold: One, is to motivate believers toward urgent evangelism, holy living, and an expectancy of Jesus’ imminent call for His Bride, the Church. And, two, to warn unbelievers of the wrath to come, pointing them toward the loving arms of our Lord and Savior.
Well, what if the Lord stays His coming for another five years or longer? Rampant secularism and even paganism will make our message more and more intolerable to our culture that claims to cherish tolerance above all else. That’s why we plan to leverage technology to ensure that the Good News reaches people who will be desperate for light in the darkness. It’s also why we plan to be intentional about raising up other voices to proclaim Jesus’ soon return.
Partnering With Us
As we open a new chapter to fulfill the mission of Lamb & Lion Ministries, I’d like to invite you to partner with us. Help us reach new audiences and new generations with the message that Jesus is coming soon, through your gifts, your support, and your prayers. For as long as the Lord tarries, we will proclaim His soon return. Through our various outreach formats, we’ll share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and stir hearts with the message that He is coming again!
I pray that you will help us proclaim His soon return to new viewers who will be grafted into Him, and that all of us, until He comes, will bear much fruit for our Master. Godspeed!