My hope is that this letter finds you and your family walking out God’s purpose for your lives. My prayer for you and your family on a regular basis is for “God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.” (Colossians 1:9) As you stand with the vision God has given this ministry, we stand with you in God’s purpose being
established in your life. I believe we are in one the most pivotal seasons of outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Church history and my desire for you and this ministry is that we would faithfully serve the purposes for our generation well in this glorious season. I want to report that last Wednesday I returned from a 14-day international trip where I ministered in Switzerland and Germany. In both nations, God poured out His Spirit mightily and while it is a little difficult to document all that the Holy Spirit released in this limited space, I want to share with you some of the highlights:
• The Word of the Lord was released
• People testified of receiving physical and inner healing
• The people of God experienced life changing encounters with God
• The saints were activated to walk in a lifestyle of the supernatural
In last month’s letter to you, I shared with you a dream that has played a crucial role in the development of my life in God. One thing that I have learned from this dream, and one that I am continually learning, is that our life in God must be built on the correct foundation. The truths and practices we build our lives upon determine the fruitfulness we will have in God. We must often revisit these truths and allow the Holy Spirit to bring greater understanding of these truths to grow in all that God desires from our individual lives. A key aspect of our foundation in God is living a life of deep fellowship with God. We are personally responsible for stewarding our life of fellowship in God. Last month we highlighted the necessity of knowing and living in God’s love as
a foundation for a lifestyle of fellowship God intended for each us. Many years ago, I made it a life-long goal to become a theologian of the beauty of God. My desire was to know Him and experience His beauty and character as a lifestyle and it made me aware of my deep need for Him and how incredibly weak I am in my own humanity. In my desire to know God, I discovered a wonderful truth. God invites humanity to draw near to Him, but it He who gives me the power to draw near to Him (James 4:8). This is a reality that not only defines our relationship with God, but also every other aspect of the Kingdom of God. Everything that God has ever required of me He has already given me the power to accomplish. Everything, including my relationship with God, first resided with God Himself. God has and will always be the initiator. God is the source that desires and will meet all of my needs.
God is the source of faith to please Him. God is the source of the fruits and gifts of the Spirit that He so jealously desires to operate in my life on a daily basis. As the source of all goodness in my life, God empowers me to make Godly choices that will allow me to bear much fruit. I close by sharing these two verses that are constant sources of mediation in my life. I encourage you to take some time to continually meditate upon these verses as well:
• John 3:27 John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven.
• Romans 11:36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.
• 1 John 4:19 New King James Version (NKJV) We love Him because He first loved us.
Thank you once again for your faithful partnership with this ministry. Together we are making a difference!
Seeking first His Kingdom,