A Cry for the Lost

Passionate greetings to friends and partners,

Knowing Jesus is life and outside of Him; nothing is or can give life.  Our message is Jesus and that’s the message we will proclaim till the end.  I come to you with a renewed passion like never before.  Let us pursue His heart. The world is a wonderful place as long as you have Jesus in your life.  Having said that: we also need to be alert that we have a mission while on this earth. Let us pursue that with renewed zeal and passion.

I find David, in 2 Samuel 9, crying out to someone out there that could be in need. David was severely chased by Saul, who hated him, and now he comes and asked specifically to help someone from the house of Saul.

2 Samuel 9:1 Now David said, “Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him the kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”  

A remarkable thing happened here.  David, in the light of what Saul did to him, could have hated Saul, but he chose to seek specifically someone from the house of Saul to bless.  David referred to his covenant relationship with Jonathan when he asked to bless someone from the house of Saul.  Jonathan was the son of Saul but chose to go into a covenant with David. David who is now the king of Israel is willing to bless the lineage of Saul, the one who threw spears at him. David was in a covenant with Jonathan, and he felt an urgency to bless someone because of this covenant. They found Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan who was lame in both his feet. David was a warrior himself and known as one that had an eye to identify warriors.  David will now embrace a son that was lame in both his feet.  Amazing how passion can change you to embrace what you would have rejected in the past. David sent out a rescue team to pick up Mephibosheth and brought him to his house.

In 2 Samuel 9, we read about how David, in no unclear terms, told Mephibosheth three times that he will eat bread at his table.  In verse seven, David said you will eat at my table continually.  In verse ten, David used the word always and in verse eleven, David said that you will eat at my table like the son of a king. This speaks volumes of our Heavenly Father and Jesus.

Jesus died on the Cross of Calvary for humanity and became a Jonathan to us in many ways. God has in covenant with His Son Jesus and because of Jesus; we as a human race lame in so many ways have access to the throne of the Father.  Because of His death, God the Father is now on a seeking expedition to seek and save those that which is lost.  He has a passion to find lost and dying people out there, and His love for the world is amazing.  Why is heaven passionate to touch humanity?  Because of Jesus.  That is why I said, in the beginning, that our passion for Jesus needs to be stronger than ever before.  He, Jesus, is the reason why our Heavenly Father is passionately seeking for humanity to come to the table of salvation, healing and deliverance. Jesus, the Jonathan from Heaven is the sole reason why God the Father is so passionate to touch a lost and dying world.  Let us always be aware of the incredible death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus on that Cross.  The Good News Bible talks about that Cross. The Cross of Calvary and what happened there is the sole reason why we have a mandate to proclaim this wonderful Gospel of hope and salvation to humanity.

THE CRY

There is a constant cry for the lost.  From the altars of Heaven, there are constant cries for souls.  People are His only heartbeat.  People are His agenda and people alone.  He did not die for anything else but people.  Our constant run after “things” is an empty attempt to satisfy something that needs no satisfaction.  What is it that will please our deepest inner most being?  Our deepest should cry out for the salvation of humanity.  This will only be your cry if you get His heart-beat within your chest.  His cry is a cry that never goes weak.  Let us hear the cry of the Spirit.  Ask Holy Spirit just once to get you to shy away from the everyday run after the stuff of this world, and let us once and for all get His heartbeat for what really matters, namely PEOPLE.

A PLEA TO OUR PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

Let us renew our vows and refocus on the task ahead like never before.  I just returned from a lengthy and challenging tour in Africa.  The harvest was great.  God healed and touched so many people.  Thousands of stories, all so good, emerged from these meetings.  The Holy Spirit does things at a speed we cannot explain. We just proclaim the Gospel, and He completes the work in the hearts of the people.

We need The Holy Spirit to revive the vision to plant more churches.  Never steer away from expanding His Kingdom. We need hundreds of tents for hundreds of villages and rural areas.

CD OF THE MONTH – WHEN DIRT MAKES SENSE 

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Are you at a breaking point in life? Have you seen brokenness, devastation, and hurt and simply do not know why you had to go through what you had to go through? Why do things go wrong one after the other?  Why so much dirt in my life? That could be your question. Dirt in the form of brokenness, hurt confusion etc. will ultimately make sense in the end. The Bible says, God gives beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning.  Dirt is from where nature produces its beauty.  The same dirt that you, so many times, thought is from the enemy will become the very breeding ground of your next miracle. This comes to you highly recommended, as some Pastors who heard this sermon told me this is the best they heard in years.  It is relevant as so many live in the midst of so many challenges, and they need to know that God is still with them even when so called “dirt” rule their lives.

This CD will be available for ordering the end of April, 2014.

UPPER ROOM REPORT FROM ENOLA, PENNSYLVANIA

The Upper room gathering in Enola that ended six days ago were one incredible experience.  The presence of the Lord were extremely strong.  Pastors from many churches attended this gathering as well as people from all over Pennsylvania.  We had several from other states that drove and flew in.  Some were baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Some were miraculously healed and the testimonies is still coming in as I write. The overwhelming response is that the Lord is setting us up for something great in the future.  A new date will soon be finalized for another similar Upper Room gathering in Pennsylvania for 2015. The Lord is giving us fresh strategy for the upcoming Upper Room conferences in order to make it even more effective and purposeful

UPPER ROOM VENUE’S FOR 2014

Mercy Gate Church
Pastor Donald and Jonna Gibson
Mont Belvieu, Texas
September 18 – 19

Potters House
Pastor Tim Oldfield
Columbus, Ohio
November 6 – 7

TRAVELING SCHEDULE 

Victory Christian Center

Pastor Lock Beachum

April 27 – April 29

Youngstown, OH

(330) 759-2900

www.vccliberty.com

Central Assembly of God

Pastor Brad du Bose

May 4 – May 6

Angleton, TX

(979) 849-1208

Liberty Worship Center

Pastor Todd Martin

May 11 – May 13

Xenia, OH

(937) 372-0279

Hurricane Church

Pastor Bryan Matthews

May 18 – May 20

Culloden, WV

(304) 562-9168

Our prayers will cover you and your family.  Let us run this race and expand His glorious Kingdom on the earth.

Joyfully His,

Andre van Zyl

 

 

COVENANT PARTNERSHIP INTO AFRICA – TAKE HANDS

Dear Friend,

Pioneering is at our core. His Hand upon us makes us a people to reckon with.  His kiss upon our lives sends us to go where no one will go. Jesus is our message and with this message, we will take back captive what belongs to our Lord.  His anointing upon us can never fail.  Never; is a strong word, but show me one time that God failed.  Show me one time that the earth tilled over, and He lost control.  He carries the whole earth in His hand and so does He carry you and me in His hand.  We will not fail no matter what.

COVENANT TIME 

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My dear friend, I urge you to once again pick up the mantle of responsibility and run with me to places far and beyond.  Someone said if you heard the Gospel once, you’ve heard it enough.  We all belong to such healthy and strong New Testament churches and for that, we need to thank our Lord. Let us also make Jesus known; even to others that do not have our privileges.  Give someone else the chance to hear His message of hope for the first time. I need your support more than ever before. 

INVADE AFRICA WITH ME:

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We will be involved in the following

  1. Ministry in churches on a daily basis and entering villages and rural places to view the status of our tent-churches along with encouraging local Pastors.
  2. Visiting the New Beginnings Center with 1,000 plus people waiting in need.
  3. Wrap-up our current 20 new tent-plants in process.
  4. Identify 30 – 40 new Pastors for more new tent-churches to be planted in 2014/15.
  5. Minister specifically to several hundred of these African Pastors in a combined service.
  6. Identify places for ministry teams that could follow later this year with the purpose of more church planting.
  7. Meet leaders of leaders for strategy on how to evangelize in certain areas more effectively.
  8. Meet with Pastors from the Congo and Kenya to discuss church planting in these Nations.
  9. Visit the house for abandoned children down in the Western Cape province of South Africa, and identify needs to better the life of these children.
  10. Identify the needs for Bibles in certain African languages.
  11. I will also conduct two breakfast gatherings for market place leaders West and East of Johannesburg.

Five nations can be touched on this tour.  One Gospel seed can turn a continent towards Jesus.  I strongly believe in the impossible. The Gospel of Jesus is a message that becomes stronger as the challenges become more intense.   He gave us the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. Help me; support me for Jesus is our breakthrough.

A SPECIAL DRESS FOR AGNES

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Many months ago, I gave Agnes, a dear women pastor in South Africa, a dress.  She has no earthly wealth and pastors a tent church. She helps cook about a 1,000 meals a day for people coming from the streets. Someone once again blessed us with another dress for Agnes.  The last time I blessed Agnes with a gift from America, she broke down in tears.  To receive a dress was far beyond what Agnes ever expected. Naomi and I have another beautiful dress with the African head cloth in our suitcases, and we will give this to Agnes.  What a joy to travel with a gift to such a powerful women who so diligently serves God’s Kingdom under such difficult circumstances. Partners; this is what the Gospel of Jesus is all about.

Question:   How can you take one dress for one women pastor thousands of miles?

Answer: It is not the size of the blessing but the act of obedience to light up the life of a dear African woman pastor and show her that there are loving people in America that care. Thank you to one of our dear friends who came in a service and asked me to take this to Agnes. Agnes will receive her dress by the end of February when I visit that area and also minister to several hundred of other wonderful men and women of God.

LIVING STONE PARTNERS 

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1 Peter 2: 5 says: … you also, as living stones, are being built up in a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  

He compares us to living stones built up in a spiritual house.  You are not a brick lying around, but a living stone.  Bricks are man-made.  Stones all have a unique form, and no one is the same.  Every stone must be built into the house.  The word says we are living stone’s being built up.  Stones that lie around serve no purpose unless they are built up. You are a stone in the GNN family that helps us build something for our God that will stand for His honor.  I decree over every partner that you are a LIVING STONE SPECIALLY PREPARED for a building process.

YOU ARE A LIVING STONE WITH JESUS AS YOUR CORNERSTONE.

UPPER ROOM CONFERENCE – ENOLA PENNSYLVANIA 

THE UPPER ROOM WITH FLAME High Res

The reason for our breakthrough and authority is not in our ideas or good planning.  It is because of prayer.  March 27 and 28, 2014 are two crucial days.  I challenge every pastor and every intercessor possible to join us in Enola. There is one fire no man can ever shut down and that is the fire of prayer.  Unless America returns to its knees, we are doomed. Join me for a time of refreshing.  We will also have a window for prophetic ministry and do personal ministry to people.  The Friday night promises to be very powerful as we will wash and anoint feet of some leaders and speak God’s will over their lives.

Upper Room Legacy

Unless we pray and get engulfed in a “Spirit of Prayer”, we will not be able to break strongholds and sicknesses over the lives of people.  The FIRE OF PRAYER is still relevant.  Join us.

UPPER ROOM VENUE & CONTACT INFORMATION 

Tim Halbfoerster

Pastor Tim Halbfoerster – Host

River of God Church

747 Wertzville Road

Enola, PA 17025

Telephone: 717 773 0555

RECOMMENDED HOTELS FOR UPPER ROOM CONFERENCE

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Harrisburg Suites

2055 Technology Parkway

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17050

Book online or call: 1800 HOLIDAY (1 888 465 4329)

Ask for River of God Church Rate

Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Enola/Harrisburg

4900 Woodland Drive

Enola, Pennsylvania, 17025

Call: 1-717-3625-2523

COMMENTARY ON THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER – PASTOR JIM RUDDY

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The Book of Esther relates the role that an orphaned slave-girl played in saving the Jewish people from the murderous plan of a cruel enemy.  This young woman of faith was asked to do a courageous thing — to stand alone before the king and to risk her favor in order to fulfill God’s purpose in the earth.  As Esther contemplated her future, she was encouraged to the place of selflessness and sacrifice by the oft-repeated verse, “who knoweth whether thou are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (4:14). We can only imagine the urgency of the hour in which Esther stood.  She wasn’t being afforded any delay.  She had to choose what she would do and then act quickly.  The Scriptures inform us that the Esther put feet to her prayers, and at the proper time, rose up in faith and risked her favor to fulfill her God-ordained purpose (4:16).  We must understand that there are specific times and seasons when God presents to His people opportunities to significantly frustrate Satan’s Kingdom and further Christ’s Kingdom in the earth.  These opportunities must be recognized and responded to while the door or window of advancement is open because it will not remain open indefinitely.  There are occasions and junctures in life when there is being presented to you a chance to share in something greater and more glorious than anything you’ve experienced before and you must decide to move in that moment.  It is often said that “the opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity,” and we need the help of Almighty God to assist us in taking advantage of the opportunities we are afforded because they may never present themselves again!

We are all familiar with the different Greek words for “time” — chronos and kairos.  Chronos time is the ordinary, chronological time. Kairos time is the opportune time or better said, the time of opportunity!  Kairos is the heightened time; the significant time; the set time; the appointed time; the proper time; the right time; the fullness of time!  Kairos is a particular moment inside of chronos that has the capability to change the outcome of time itself. A kairos moment is a particular moment out of all of the other ordinary moments.  It is a moment that is bursting forth with meaning and is pregnant with possibilities. It is a unique moment; an opportune moment! A kairos moment is not something you plan or organize; instead, it is something that you recognize!  Esther recognized she was standing in a kairos moment when Mordecai stated, “Who knows whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” The Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament (LXX), renders this, “such a kairos as this?” You can have a sense of chronos, but you must seize kairos!  Kairos is a God-given moment of destiny that calls for decision and action!

The Church is clearly standing in a kairos moment.  Leaders from around the globe are not only sensing a call to prayer but are being overtaken by the spirit of prayer.  Men and women who have never spoken to one another are discovering the same words coming forth from each others lips as the Spirit of God continues to direct us into the center of His will for this hour.  This is not something we have planned, but rather, something we gladly recognize!  God is at work, revealing end-time strategies that will further decimate the kingdom of darkness and advance the Kingdom of Light. This is a moment that has the potential to change the outcome of time itself. The sound from heaven is being released and is continuing to fill the Church so that it can, in turn, fill all of the earth!  Like Esther, the time has come for each of us to understand the hour in which we are living and choose to risk the favor we have been given in order to fulfill God’s Kingdom purposes in the world.  Let not any of us miss our moment, but let it be said of each of us, that we laid hold of this opportunity and understood that we had come to the kingdom for such a time as this!

Jim Ruddy

Senior/Executive Pastor

The Tabernacle

Orchard Park, NY. 

NUGGETS FOR MEN

When you do the things you have to do when you have to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them.

Proverbs 10:4 – He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Proverbs 22:1 – A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 

Thank you my dear friend and supporter.  You are raised up by God, and I cannot tell you my relief when you came on board.  Naomi and I are at a place where we realize that we can move mountains with God’s help, but someone has to finance this mission.  Thank you for doing what you are doing as that enables us to do what we can do and then; He does what He does. God is faithful.

I love you dearly and appreciated you being so faithful.

Pastor Andre 

CHRIST – FEAST 2013

Special Jesus Greetings,

The taste of victory is sweet.  It is with that sweetness and joy that I sat down to write to you my dear friend. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and consider it that important to do. You are a real friend.

In His presence, I always come to grip with reality.  He tugs me all the time; never to lose perspective of the end goal and what needs to happen.  We have just completed the 13th year of the new millennium.  Can you believe that time has gone this fast?  It is, with this in mind, that I rejoice another Christmas time in His presence and with family.

HAPPY CHRIST-FEAST 

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Naomi and I want to use this opportunity to wish you and your family an extreme blessed Jesus-Feast this Christmas.  We are in times that the liberal world wants to minimize the significance of this time of the year.  Let us celebrate Jesus born as a hope to this world.  Our prayers are that you will not only have a great time with family and open Gifts to give to one another but that you will, above it all, experience His Presence this Christmas.  A tree cannot tell me who He is.  Only the Holy Spirit can reveal who Jesus is.  I pray that His precious Holy Spirit will come this Christmas and show you who He is.  Have a blessed time and remember; we are all one family in preparation for our eternal time together.

2013 REFLECTIONS

I have no words to articulate what He has done in 2013.  What a gift this was.  Never will I have 2013 again.  The question I asked myself:  Did I give Him my best this year? I want to answer by saying:  “I honestly gave Him my best”.  I could not fly more and could not have ministered more.  He used my best effort, and He made it look extraordinary.  Yes, Jesus did incredible things this year in the lives of people.  He healed and delivered so many.  He gave hope and salvation to so many.  It sure is a sweet taste when one reflects back on this year.  You, my dear friend, were my Aaron and Hur who upheld my arms this year.  Thank you: for you have done an excellent job.

THE UPPER ROOM GATHERINGS 2014

THE UPPER ROOM WITH FLAME High Res

It is crucial that we bring America back to her knees.  I recently had a  powerful conference call with several pastors in the Pennsylvania.  More planning is happening behind the scenes of everyday life. Pray for these following Upper Room gatherings taking place in different churches over the USA. Upper Room gatherings are for pastors and those intercessors who understand the urgency of what needs to happen in the body of Christ.

  • Enola Pennsylvania at River of God Church – Pastor Tim Halbfoerster
  • Brooksville, Florida at Grace World Outreach Church – Pastor David Garcia
  • Mont Belvieu, Texas, at Assembly of God Church – Pastor Donald Gibson
  • Columbus, Ohio at the Potters House – Pastor Tim Oldfield
  • Buffalo, New York at The Tabernacle – Bishop Robert Stearns and Pastor Jim Ruddy

These gatherings are open to anyone.  We specially invite intercessors to come and form the back drop with all these pastors as we seek His presence and His will for our nation.  It is now time!

“DO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN” says the Spirit of the Lord.

This is a Holy Spirit alert.  Let us enjoy Christmas with family and friends, but never let your guards down.  Let us keep our eye focused on Jesus all the time.

We are in December. I need a break and also need some time in prayer.  Still tired of all the travels of 2013, and I already feel the tug of His Spirit on me to prepare myself for 2014.  Our time is so short and so precious.  Let us never allow our guard to come down, and let us run this race.  I will pray for your family and your loved ones over Christmas.  Blessings to you.

NEW CD:  WASTE PRODUCES FRAGRANCE (AVAILABLE SOON ON DVD)

The women who broke the flask on Jesus came with a premeditated act of what she was about to do.  Her act was considered a waste in the eyes of her critics. Jesus immediately defended her act of worship.  In fact, Jesus told her that her act of worship would go Global.  On the cross, it was her worship that Jesus smelled in His most painful hour.  Waste, hurt, pain rejections and things you may consider “waste” will ultimately produce a fragrance that will go global. This was the word ministered at a recent conference and has a very strong anointing, especially towards the end.  I highly recommend that as many of you get hold of this CD.  Your so called waste is what will set you up for recognition.  Let it come out of you.  Release it; for in you there is a gift in hiding the world must see.  Now is the time.

This CD will be available to order in two weeks.

PICTURES OF MY AFRICAN FAMILY & TENTS FOR THE POOR – DO NOT FORGET THEM OVER CHRISTMAS 

Dressed up for church in one of our new church-tents. A few thrown away pieces of carpet and red dirt on the floor. Church is ready to begin.

African children dressed with clothing given to them in another new church tent plant.  The joy of the Holy Spirit does not need good circumstances.

Pastor Louis Pienaar in his camping gear at night where they overnight in rural areas delivering tents for churches. Up in the air for safety.

 

New church tent plant near trash dumping area. God is willing to send His Spirit anywhere.

NUGGETS FOR MEN

You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NIV

He who has learned to obey will know how to command. 

The wise in heart accept commands, but the chattering fool comes to ruin. Proverbs 10:8 NIV

JANUARY SCHEDULE

Bethel Assembly of God

Pastor Gary Kipe

January 5 – January 7, 2014

Chambersburg, PA

(717) 263-5376

http://bethelagchambersburg.org/

The Bridge Church

Pastor Mark Caston

January 12 – January 14, 2014

Hamburg, PA

(610) 562-2972

http://www.hamburgbridge.com/

Madison Assembly of God

Pastor Peter Joudry

January 19 – January 21, 2014

Madison, IN

(812) 273-3129

http://www.magchurchin.com/

New Life Church

Pastor Juan Rivera

January 26, 2014

Poland, Ohio

(330) 757-0727

http://www.newlifepoland.com

SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTRY TOUR SCHEDULE

Fresh Wind Ministries

Pastor Hennie Lubble

February 1 – 2, 2014

Cape Town, South Africa

Otjiwarongo Tabernable

Pastor Deon Pienaar

February 8 – 11, 2014

Namibia

Ministry at Okahanja, Namibia

February 14 – February 16, 2014

Unite 180 Church

February 21 – February 23, 2014

Pretoria, South Africa

Ministry in Venda land and Swaziland

February 24 – March 1, 2014

BRIEF TEACHING ON HONOR GIVING

In Matthew 2:11, the wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to Jesus at His birth.  What can a baby do with these kinds of gifts?  A baby needs diapers and a pacifier. It was not what Jesus needed but about who He was. We call this honor giving.

In Mark 14:1 – 9, we find the women who brought a flask of oil, broke it and put that on Jesus.  This could have been a 401K.  This was one year’s income.  Only the wealthy had access to this oil. See CD of the month on this.  Some in the house criticized her.  Jesus defended her.  He said she did it for His burial. She honored Jesus.  It is honor giving.  Honor giving is not about needs but about honor. She discerned ahead of time who Jesus was.  We need to be like this woman and discern what we are busy doing and why we do what we do.  Let us be a people that is not led by what others do but that we will do things prophetical no matter what others think.

When you give unto GNN, it is not about whom Andre van Zyl is but who Jesus is.  We do not honor a man, but we honor God.  Let us discern the times and the moment we are living in and let us give like never before.  Let us plant churches, pioneer again and again and let us pursue His will like never before.

It is time to discern the times and the hour we are living in.  Thank you, my dear friend, for your honor giving into this ministry and may Jesus also defend you the way He defended this precious woman.

Until 2014,

Andre van Zyl

GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS

 

Stones and Giants

Dear Friends,

Special love and greetings to you.  I hope this  finds you strong and courageous.  My heart is overflowing when I think of Jesus. I just came out of a heavy rain conference and am so aware of His everlasting love, care, and goodness. God is touching the lives of so many people, and I am amazed as I see how He performs His promises to mankind.

STONES AND GIANTS

I thank the Lord for His anointing.  David, the great Psalmist of the Old Testament, was anointed by Samuel in 1 Samuel 16: 13 and we find these key words: “…and from that day forward …

Once anointed, you will move forward but that does not mean everything will just go smooth in life. David had to go through some obstacles. He was still taking care of the sheep, and ultimately, his father gave him cheese and bread to take to his brothers in the war zone.  When he arrived, he had to face the resistance of his older brother, Eliab. He had to try Saul’s armor as Saul thought that was the only way to make war.

Finally, we find David in front of Goliath.  David went back to what he was used to and choose five smooth stones from the brook.  The significance was that he used stones and not bricks.

Why not bricks and what do bricks speak of?  Bricks are things that do not come natural and are a man-made idea. Bricks have sharp edges and all look the same.  It speaks of man’s way of doing things. Bricks are all custom-made, and in the context of this chapter, it has a boring look to it. Bricks do not fit in the shepherd’s bag, and a brick would never have fit the small opening in front of Goliath’s head. When Israel was in captivity, they had to make bricks for Pharaoh through hard labor.

Stones are natural and when you pick stones from the brook, they are smooth as they have been formed by years of being in the river. You will never find a single stone that is exactly the same.  Not a single finger print in this world is the same.  God is original, and He has the ability to make you a unique person in every possible way.  The river is a good place to find smooth stones. The river also speaks of God’s will, and God’s desire is for us to be stones in His River where He will shape us, form us, and prepare us to fit into His sling; the sling of the Holy Spirit to bring down giants.

The stone David chose fit the little opening in front of Goliath’s head as mentioned previously. You fit somewhere and you have a specific place to serve in His Kingdom. The place and space for David’s stone was in the forehead of Goliath.

There is a place and a space where you will fit, and God has you in His River to prepare you for such a time as this. Make sure you get this CD; as this is also the CD for this month.  This is such a powerful thought that I just felt I had to write about. See commentary later in this letter.

NUGGETS TO REMEMBER:

  • We are stones formed in the river of His will
  • Each of us are unique and fit in His Sheppard’s bag
  • We will go to an open space where He needs us to bring down giants of all kinds
  • You are not a brick formed by man’s opinions but are exactly what He ordained you to be.

NEW CHURCHES IN AFRICA

This is an ongoing matter of importance.  We cannot stop.  Once we stop, we leave a vacuum for the enemy to enter and fill the gap with a counterfeit. We will deliver twenty more tents within the next month. Twenty pastors will be in their new tents for churches by Christmas this year.  Celebrate with us, and them, for this is a mission completed.

MEET ANTOTHER SIX NEW TENT-CHURCH PASTORS

Abel Moropa Anna Josephine Manamela Bella Mngomezulu Joshua Manamela Lucky Enoch Dube Lydia Jabu Magagula

Every month I introduce you to several of the twenty new pastors that will receive tents at this time.  Will you be so kind to lay your hands on these pictures and speak a blessing upon them?  The Kingdom of Jesus is expanding all the time.  The fire of Pentecost is the very reason why the church is the most rapidly growing entity worldwide. Let us be a part of what the Holy Spirit is doing.

1,000 BIBLES NEEDED 

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During my upcoming mission to four African nations, we will also need at least 1,000 new Bibles.  These Bibles will specifically go to the New Beginnings Center. There are approximately 1,000 plus people that live in this center.  It is an old prison the government made available for ministry. These people have no other home and live in this place of rescue.

FEEDBACK FROM THE G3 LEGACY CONFERENCE 

Legacy G3 Oct 2013

This was a very powerful conference.  The Lord empowered His people with strength and power.  Many Pastors were touched by the Lord, and we ministered to many on a personal level. The prophetic anointing was strong and many were blessed by the Lord.  Words can never tell what happened in a matter of three days.  One could never have asked for something better. Thank you, dear partners, for all your prayers as the Lord’s hand is strong on this new ministry just being birthed a few months ago.

UPPER ROOM GATHERINGS 2015 

THE UPPER ROOM WITH FLAME High Res

It is time to bring our nation back to her knees.  It is time to rediscover the fire of prayer.  Prayer will resurrect the giant, and the church to take her place again.  I am busy to finalize several venues for Upper Room gatherings next year.  These Upper Room gatherings are for everyone who feels the stir to start a prayer war over America.  Pastors from different regions will come to these meetings, but it is crucial that we bring all believers to come and help us light the prayer-fire.  Many updates will come your way on these Upper room gatherings.

IMPORTANT:  If you want to receive more info on these Upper Room conferences, please call our office and leave your email address.  Many newsletters and flyers will follow via the Internet.

GNN MINISTRY SCHEDULE

Faith Community Assembly of God

November 17 – November 19, 2013

Easton, PA

(610) 258-0858

http://www.faithcommunityag.org

Rock of Grace Family Ministries

November 24 – November 26, 2013

Kinsman, OH

(330) 924-4431

www.rockofgrace.com

Grace World Outreach Church

December 1, 2013

Brooksville, FL

(904) 796-3685

http://www.gwocag.org

THANKSGIVING 2013 

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It is that time of the year that we want to say thank you to all our dear friends.  This ministry would never have been able to accomplish what we did without you. You are so kind in your unselfish giving, and I thank you greatly. Have a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  I pray God will give you a wonderful blessed time around the Thanksgiving table this year.

NUGGETS FOR MEN

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.

If you profit from constructive criticism, you will be elected to the wise men’s hall of fame. But to reject criticism is to harm yourself and your own best interests. Proverbs 15:31,32 TLB

Character is not made in crisis, it is only exhibited.

I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8

ANOINTED FOR A GIANT – NEW CD RELEASE

Samuel anointed David and the Word says that from that day he moved forward.  Although anointed, David faced many obstacles.  Obstacles are not a sign you missed the Lord.  Ultimately, David picked up five stones.  Significantly, he did not pick up bricks.  Bricks are a man-made idea. A Brick would not have fit into the space in front of the giant’s forehead. Man-made ideas can never bring down the strong man. Stones are smooth and specially prepared in God’s river. The Bible says Jesus is the chief corner stone.  God made us stones.  Not a single stone in this world is the same. Remember the stone entered a specific space.  Your life will fit in a space where God will use you to bring down the strong man.  It is powerful and carries a strong revelation.  Let us become stones designed by God.

It is such a joy to have you on board.  Let us enjoy the ride in telling this Glorious story to the nations.  I love you my dear friend and pray Jesus gives you an awesome November and remember to enjoy Thanksgiving 2013.

Joyfully His,

Andre van Zyl

GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS

The Sweetest Taste Ever

Special warm greetings to all our dear partners and friends,

I am back from two nations in Africa.  Thank you for your support in my absence and your faithful giving.  I saw His Glory and find myself having a tongue problem.  How can I tell about the goodness of the Lord when His kindness comes down like a tsunami?  The Lord is doing the impossible, and I find myself in the middle of this incredible wind of His love for humanity.

The sweet taste of this Glorious Gospel cannot be expressed in words. The Lord has helped us minister very effectively in so many areas and empowered many dear pastors for the expansion of His Kingdom. The taste of victory is a sure thing and for that I praise Him. I feel so complete and satisfied in the Lord.  I feel like I have just touched His heart by what we have done and put in place on this missions trip.  It is so pleasing to His heart when we expand His kingdom and support the poor.  Let us never stop doing what we are doing for this is the Gospel demonstrated among His people.

MORE TENTS FOR MORE PASTORS?  YES! AGAIN AND AGAIN

On my recent trip into Africa, I met so many new pastors who we plan to give tents for churches.  I can never introduce you to them all but want you to meet the following three new pastors whom we will support in the weeks to come. I will introduce more of these pastors every month. Having a church in rural areas is just as important as having a church in wealthy areas.  Souls, wherever they are, have the same appraisal value in God’s eyes.  The more churches we can plant, the more we will make His presence known.  Every neighborhood should hear the Gospel.  You and I cannot do it as we can only be at one place at a time.  By planting tents for churches, we extend our voice and we leave a Legacy in places we never visited in this life.  The local church is the New Testament way of making God known.  Let us built churches, and when our time on this earth is over, our Legacy will live forth in the form of all these churches.

Alfred Tyobo Barney Rulash Evelina Tembeni Dudeni GIVING BIBLES AND SIGNING BIBLES IN AFRICA 

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The joy among these African leaders when they receive a Bible is indescribable.  They kiss the Bible, and everyone wants a picture with me and the Bible.  It is actually you, my dear friend, who should be in the picture. When I saw their overwhelming excitement receiving a Bible, I again realized how precious a Bible is to these people.  The Muslim people distribute the Koran.  You must have seen the aggressive way in which radical Muslims attacked a mall in Kenya as I write with 68 people already dead.  I am on my way to Kenya and realized again; that if we neglect to distribute a Bible, we leave a vacuum for another fake religion to take the place. Let us distribute Bibles by the millions.  $5 can print and deliver a Bible anywhere in Africa.

Let us again adore and appreciate having a Bible in so many translations.  For these African people, it is as if I just gave them the greatest treasure they have ever received.  It caused a deep gratefulness in my heart and I felt satisfied in Jesus as I gave them Bibles knowing this is their eternal bread.  Thank you to all my dear American partners who made this possible.  Let us do it again.

TEARS OF AGNES MWELASE

AgnesThis was one of my most touching moments.  Several months ago, a dear lady from Ghana who lives in West Texas saw the picture of Agnes in one of my DVD’s. She felt led to buy her a towel and dress.  I took that with me to South Africa and on the last night of my tour, I ministered to over 800 pastors. I invited Agnes to the front and told her that this gift comes from a Ghana Christian lady who felt to send this gift to her.  Agnes could not believe her eyes as she lives with the minimum in life and pastors a church in a squatter camp in one of our tents.  She never receives gifts such as this and broke out in tears.  In the picture, you will see Agnes dressed up as they told her Pastor Andre wants to see her. I can never tell you the sweet taste of His presence when I gave her this gift.

It is in moments, such as this, that I appreciate Jesus more than ever.  When you have nothing in life, a gift of clothes is the ultimate.  Partners and friends:  Let us do it again and again.  Giving to these poor people is the greatest thing you can probably do.  I look forward to my next visit and will go out of my way to bless more people with more gifts coming from the USA.  The taste of this Gospel is simply the best.  Pray for Agnes.  She is one of our model pastors who pours out her life cooking meals for more than a thousand people every day and also runs a church. Agnes’s tears of joy will stay with me till the very last day of my life.  A towel and dress in Jesus’ name can tell the story of His unending love to people in faraway places.

UPPER ROOM SAVE THE DATE – ENOLA, PENNSYLVANIA, MARCH 27 & 28, 2014. 

Upper Room Legacy

I urge all pastors and prayer partners to save this date as I believe this could become a key time in His Presence.  What happened in previous Upper Room gatherings is crucial. The Spirit of Prayer is a force that can change any landscape.  Make sure you stay in touch and get all the necessary information concerning this gathering.  It promises to be life changing.

UPPER ROOM SAVE THE DATE – MONT BELL VIEW, SOUTH TEXAS, SEPTEMBER 18 & 19, 2014.

This Upper room gathering will take place in the church of Pastor Donald Gibson. This is another breeding ground for something great.  If you are close to this venue, please make sure you save the date for this great event.  More info will follow in the months ahead.

UPCOMING TRAVELING SCHEDULE- SEE YOU IN THE MEETINGS

The Potters House

October 13 – October 16, 2013

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 279-2311

toldfield@pottershouse.org

Gateway Church

October 18 – October 20, 2013

Ashtabula, OH

(440) 275-7720

www.firstag.com

Victory Christian Center

October 23 – October 25, 2013

Legacy G2G Conference

Lowellville, Ohio

(330) 536-2127

http://www.legacylll.com/

Ravenna Assembly of God

October 27 – October 29, 2013

Ravenna, OH

(330) 297-1493

http://www.ravennaag.com

Lancaster First Assembly of God

November 3 – November 5, 2013

Lancaster, PA

(717) 397-1112

http://lancasterfirst.com

Kings River Worship Center

November 8 – November 10, 2013

St. Albans, WV

(304) 727-4907

http://krwc.org/

Faith Community Assembly of God

November 17 – November 19, 2013

Easton, PA

(610) 258-0858

http://www.faithcommunityag.org

Rock of Grace Family Ministries

November 24 – November 26, 2013

Kinsman, OH

(330) 924-4431

www.rockofgrace.com

 

HIS POWER COMING YOUR WAY

I am in Wyckoff, New Jersey.  The power of the Holy Spirit is in the meetings, and people are the beneficiaries.  It is coming your way.  I love it when I see the people basking in His presence, tears of freedom and deliverance flowing and Jesus becomes Lord of their lives.  Life outside of His presence must be horrible.  I can never imagine how people can ever think of living a life outside of knowing Jesus.  Make sure you follow the calendar as I believe the Holy Spirit is about to spoil us with His revelation of who this incredible Jesus is.  His power and grace is coming your way. Pray that somehow the Lord will connect our ways for something is about to happen.

NUGGETS FOR MEN

A man of honor regrets a discreditable act even when it has worked

A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2 NASB

No one ever said on their deathbed: I wish I would have spent more time at work!

Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had spent in doing it, and again, all was vanity and a chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 2: 11 NRSV

The most difficult secret for a man to keep is the opinion he has of himself.

I warn every one among you…not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance; but to rate his ability with sober judgment. Romans 12:3 AMP

CD OF THE MONTH 

Nothing we do for God is ever in vain.  Not a single act in His name goes unnoticed. God’s word even mentions the importance of a glass of water given in His name. In this CD, you will learn how your current deeds can trigger your future favor in unknown places. The women who built the Upper Room for God’s prophets insist not to meet the king but chose God’s presence.  Never did she know that somewhere in her future, she will need the king.  Needless to say, if you take care of what is important for God today, He will make sure that you find favor with key people in key places in your future.  Doing what is pleasing to God today will bring favor over your life with places and people you can never imagine. This is a word that you must hear in order to understand this incredible truth about our God and how He orchestrates our future with divine favor.  This is a crucial word to hear.  I bless you as you listen to this word.

To purchase click on the following link: http://store.gnni.org/product/deeds-that-secure-your-own-future

I bless you now and thank my Jesus daily for you,

~Andre van Zyl

 

THE SMELL OF SOULS

Dear Partner and Friend,

What a God we serve!  Angels bow before Him, Heaven and Earth adore Him and we, belong to Him.  My message to you comes from the soil of Africa.  I am here because of you, and I see His glorious acts manifesting before my eyes. Jesus is simply amazing.

THE NOSTRILS OF GOD – THE SMELL OF PEOPLE

To have a passion for the things that matter to Him, we must move in the Spirit with Him.  Unless our heart comes into harmony with what is in His heart, we will never understand His passion. Several months ago, I stood in front of probably one of my largest altar crowds ever.  This happened in Africa.  In one split second I had an experience I never had before and did not expect.  I saw millions of people coming into the Kingdom of God and then I “smelled” them.  Yes, you hear me right.  I stood in a harvest field and smelled the harvest. It was not a bad smell or a human smell.  It was more the smell of “hunger” after them.  I immediately found in my heart an intense passion for souls.  I felt like a Lion that could run into Africa and take captive millions of people for God’s Kingdom.

I asked the Lord what that was while standing in front of these people as I never felt that way before. I heard Him say: “I have just allowed you to have My nostrils on you for a moment and smell the hunger after the African people in my heart”.  This was an experience I never heard of or thought of.  Needless to say; since that day, a fresh fire exists in my heart to help and support people in need. Let us allow the Holy Spirit to work, dream and accomplish through us His desires for humanity.

Can you imagine that the Creator of Heaven and Earth who balances all the galaxies out there is willing to include us in the plan of how to reach millions for Christ? The message is Jesus, and that Cross.  Nothing less or more: Jesus and that Cross.  I pray that the Holy Spirit will light a fresh fire also in your heart for Jesus and that Cross. My soul loves this hunger fresh after the power that emerges from that Cross.

AND ON THAT CROSS

Colossians 2:15 (Good News Edition):

…and on that cross Christ freed Himself from the power of the spiritual rulers and authorities; He made a public spectacle of them by leading them as captives in his victory procession. 

This is such a powerful scripture.  I love this translation that says: “and on that Cross”.  What Jesus did on that cross cannot be told in full by man.  One day in Heaven, we will have a better understanding of the power of what happened on that Cross.  Satan had it planned out how he would humiliate Jesus and take over the reign of humanity.   Jesus freed Himself and what the devil meant to be a humiliation for Jesus; He turned out to be a session in which Jesus stripped him of all his powers. The Word then says, He made a public spectacle of Satan.  There is a CD called “Trophies of Christ’s victory” that deals with this.  Try to order this CD from our ministry office. Jesus turned the cross experience into a victory for you and me.

On that Cross, Jesus took care of every human being ever being alive on this earth.  Our mind’s can never imagine this but this is what it is.  Let us preach about this cross as this is the only hope for humanity.  It is because of that Cross that you and I are friends and partner together in getting this Gospel out towards the ends of the earth.  Thinking about this, it lights a fresh fire in me to run stronger and more intense.

BIBLE TRAINING FOR PASTORS – BOKSBURG, JOHANNESBURG

Bible Training for Pastors

G3 – LEGACY GATHERING OCTOBER 23 – 25, 2013 – SAVE THE DATE

I invite you to a powerful gathering of history makers coming up this October. Join me and many others as we seek His face in these meetings.  Join us as a team that will enter the Nations.  Rick Pino and Robert Sterns will do worship and that promises to extremely powerful.  Pat Schatzline and Tommy Reid will speak at the evening services with me.  I need as many partners there as possible. Now is the time to strategize more than ever.

DELIVERED FROM VARIOUS ADDICTIONS – A GREAT, PERSONAL TESTIMONY FROM ONE OF OUR MEETINGS

Four years ago this week marks the time when God showed up and showed out in my life! I was delivered from a lifestyle of pornography, both addicted to watching it and taking part in it. Prostitution (I worked as a dancer at a gentlemen’s club) all sorts of sexual sin, perversion, and most of all, lack self-worth. I was called out by a powerful prophetic minister, out of a huge congregation by my sin to be prayed for. Thankfully, God’s Grace and tender love pulled on my heart until I finally answered the call to go down and get prayed for. That night change my life forever. I walked out of the church feeling like a brand new person. I looked through my eyes and saw the world like I never had before. These past four years have been the best journey of my life. I am not ashamed of where I have come from because it is my testimony of how God can pull someone out of such a dark place and show you that His Mercy and Grace does abound. I thank God every single day for loving me and keeping me safe while I was literally living in hell on earth. His Grace is sufficient! And no matter where you are today, he is able to pull you out! ~ If any man be in Christ he is a new creature. Old things are passed away, behold all things become new.

CD OF THE MONTH – THERE IS A WORD FOR THAT

There is a word for that. You can never have an issue that He does not cover. Naaman had Leprosy and needless to say, he was in trouble. The Syrians took a little girl captive, and she told her mistress that she knows a prophet who can heal “that leprosy”.  Needless to say, Naaman went and had his own ideas how he will get this healing.  No matter what your need may be, there is a word for that.  No matter how deep the crisis may be, your need is covered.  Make sure you hear this word.  Jesus is Lord of all and He reigns in every aspect of our lives.  Healing is not a stock issue such as in our culture.  We always hear these words on television; you can get this as long as stock last.  Heaven is never out of stock for anything.  When you approach the source of healing, you are covered.  Make sure you sit down and listen to this powerful word.

NUGGETS FOR MEN

1. Gentlemen, try not to become men of success. Rather, become men of value. 

The just man walketh in his integrity. Proverbs 20:7

2. The world belongs to the man who is wise enough to change his mind in the presence of facts. 

Whoever heeds correction gains understanding. Proverbs 15:32 NIV

I bless you now and look forward to see you soon in one of our meetings. Come with any problem, issue or sickness you may have for He has an answer for every need.

Shalom from South Africa,

Andre van Zyl

PIONEERS REPORT – AUGUST, 2013

Dear Friends,

We are on our way to South Africa and Namibia for ministry.  We expect the Lord to do what only He can do.  There is a great anticipation for our visit and the upcoming meetings in both nations.

TWENTY NEW CHURCH PLANTS

I will meet with 20 new pastors who we plan on helping with new tents for churches in very poor communities.  This is the only way to expand His Kingdom in an effective way.  Every tent-church we help to plant is making the church visible to people in need.  We must move aggressively for every vacuum we leave by not acting, allow the enemy to come with a counterfeit religion and fill the vacuum with a lie.  Let us expand His Kingdom with passion.

Tent Delivery

BIBLE DISTRIBUTION AND MINISTRY TO 800 AFRICAN PASTORS

Apart from the above mentioned new tents-churches we will also supply Bibles to these new pastors and also our previous tent-plant pastors.  I will also minister to approximately 800 pastors and plan for further training and equipping.  This evening of ministry will take place Tuesday evening September 17.  You may call Graeme Goslin at 011-892-2624 for more information concerning this gathering.

HOUSE FOR ABANDONED CHILDREN

In Cape Town, Naomi and I will visit our dear friend Merle Ray who oversees many dear African children neglected and abandoned by their parents.  We have just supported these children with all kinds of help. We plan on visiting all these children again to observe what our next step should in order to help them further. Let us not ignore the desperate cry of a child but be the extended hand who support and supply comfort to a child in need.  Looking forward to seeing you Merle.  You are doing a great work in God’s Kingdom.

Merle and Children

MINISTRY BREAKFASTS AND GODS WORD

During our ministry trip in South Africa I invited pastors and friends to attend two key ministry breakfasts that will take place West and East of Johannesburg, South Africa. These are two early morning events where we will sit down in a personal way, and share a fresh word from God with everyone that feels to set the time apart for a personal time with God.  I expect several business men and women to attend but will keep this as an open invitation for those that hunger after God. Please make sure you call the numbers as reflected in our itinerary following.  Registration is mandatory.

THE COMPLETE SOUTH AFRICAN & NAMIBIAN SCHEDULE WITH CONTACT INFORMATION ARE: 

Saturday Morning, August 31, 2013

Kingdom Breakfast East Rand

Contact Person: Dawie Becker 082-891-7720 or 082-896-2163

Saturday Evening, August 31, 2013

Unite 180 Church at Pretoria.

Contact Person: Chanelle Grobler 083 259 9390

E-mail: Chanelle@unite180.co.za

If detailed information is needed on this gathering please feel free to call or e-mail Chanelle. This is a new church-plant with many young people involved, and I believe God will launch them to do great exploits for God.

Sunday, September 1, 2013, AM and PM Services

Woord and Lewe Church

Lead Pastor: Ronnie Barnnard

Church: 011-913-4567

If more information is needed on these services please contact the church.

This promises to be a extremely key day in God’s presence.  Come early for seating.  We expect thousands to gather at this venue.

Pastor Andre ministering in South Africa

Sunday, September 8 – Tuesday September 10, 2013

AFM Church at Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Lead Pastors: Deon and Dienie Pienaar

Contact number: 26-48-175-07605

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Kingdom Breakfast in West Rand

Hosts:  Ian and Anita Coetzee

For more information on this event please call Betsie: 011-958-5214/5202

Sunday, September 15, 2013 AM and PM Services

Waterfall Church

Pastors: Christo and Joy Visser

For more information please contact Pastor Visser: 082-440-3627

Monday, September 16, 2013

I will be in Johannesburg to have strategic meetings concerning our intended outreaches to London England, The Congo, Kenya, and beyond. Pray for this day as I will meet with key leaders who has such a burden for Africa and beyond.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 

This evening is specifically set aside to minister to approximately 800 dear African pastors among whom we will deliver most of our new tent-churches. Many other aspects of ministry will be addressed.  To attend this meeting please contact Louis Pienaar: 083-377-4587

CAN YOU POSSIBLY SUPPORT THIS MISSION?

If you would like to make an online contribution towards the above mentioned aspects of ministry we will be so grateful.  I find myself in His harvest field because of your faithful support.  You can now safely give online by using the following link: http://store.gnni.org/product/donate

To tell the full extent of our activities is not possible.  Will you be so kind to cover us in your prayers as we travel at times and to places we will need your covering?

Expanding His Glorious Kingdom,

Andre van Zyl

GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS INC