Saturday, June 22, 2013

When Men of God Pass Away

Early this morning, one of the greatest men I have ever had the privilege to know passed from this world into eternity and saw Jesus face to face.
My spirit rejoices. But my heart is breaking.

Bro. Jack David Daniels grew up living up to his name - Jack Daniels. At the early age of 35, he was a drug addict and alcoholic and in the hospital with a swollen liver. Then on July 4, 1982, he found Jesus and surrendered his life to Him. His motto became "From the Bottle to the Bible." It wasn't long before he was called to preach and he spent the last years of his life traveling all over the world leading thousands to Christ.

I met Bro. Jack about six years ago and I have never seen God work through a man like He did Bro. Jack. He became an instant friend to my family. We toured together. We did revivals together. We traveled to Israel together. And he help officiate my husband's and my wedding.



at Niagara Falls, 2007

at our wedding, April 17, 2010

with my husband and my Dad in Israel

with my husband, Grant, on the Sea of Galilee

holding our son, Nathan


I will miss Bro. Jack. Today, Heaven is rejoicing and he joined the cloud of witnesses gathered to watch us continue to run our race here on earth.
As I watch great men of God steadily pass away, my mommy heart trembles with fear. I have been blessed to know great men of God and sit under their preaching. But they won't all live forever. Today is proof of that. And I am left to wonder, who will be the Bro. Jack to my children?? Will they even know strong men of God who are unmovable in their faith and who stand firm upon the Word? Will they hear old-time preaching? Will they experience great revivals? Or will they be left with compromising, shallow, and watered-down leaders in the contemporary Church? Will all they have be the Emergent Church belief system that plays to the flesh and is doctrinally flawed? I pray to God that there will be someone who steps up and fills the shoes of men like Bro. Jack so my children can have what I had.
Please keep the Daniels family in your prayers. If you have ever lost a loved one, then you can sympathize with what they are going through. Though we rejoice that we will see him again, our hearts are heavy that we are left here without their presence. So lift them up. And pray for the generations to come who will never know or hear the preaching of this great man.


"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." (Psalms 116:15 KJV)


You can visit Jack Daniels Ministries to order his sermons on CD.

3 comments:

Lisa Hensley said...

I'm so glad I found your blog again! I used to read it when your little boy was just a baby. Did it have a different name then?

Congratulations on your little girl! Both of your children are precious and I'm really enjoying the perspective of another mom!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Lisa Hensley said...

So glad I found your blog again! I used to read it when your little boy was just a baby. Did it have a different name then?

Congratulations on your baby girl! Both of your children are precious. I'm really enjoying the perspective of another mom!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Shea Huckaby said...

So glad to see this. I met Bro. Jack back in the days when he was at First Baptist Sachse with Bro. Jim. He and a couple of other men came to my door one night on visitation and asked me if I was saved. I told him I was and he asked me what I was doing for Him. Very few men will put you on the spot like that. Made a profound difference in my life. He is very much missed and will forever be remembered as a true friend of God. My life has been forever changed for knowing a man such as this. Preach on Bro. Jack! Thank you for posting this.

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