Dear GNN Partner,
I assume the Lord’s hand is upon you, and you are still proceeding strong in Him. Together, with many others, we are all so fortunate to live the life of fullness in Christ Jesus. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we see the impossible. Nothing pleases me more than to see how this Gospel touches ordinary people in everyday life. Let us never become so excluded from where the greatest majority of the world’s population lives. This Gospel is desperately needed in the valleys and obscure places where they live. Let us always be His extended hand to these people in need.
Here in the USA, the Lord is doing the impossible. A week ago, the Lord healed people, and I am still receiving healing reports two weeks after the meetings. I invite all of our dear American friends, in so many cities and states, to join us. There is a fresh excitement in the air. You will find the schedule on our ministry web at www.gnni.org.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
You are one of a selected group that receives this letter. It is directed to you for your stand in a partnership with GNN. I always feel I am in debt to you. Your giving is something we will never take for granted. You are precious to Him, and we are extremely honored that you chose GNN to release your financial seed. THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES. I look forward to receive your prayer requests.
THE GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
So many times, we try to offer a solution when, in all honesty, we do not know the answer. We embrace the thousands of answers presented by man in how to, when to, and what to do, just to find out it did not work. There comes a time that we need to admit we need the God for the impossible. Man’s ideas are falling apart these days. Believers realize that unless something super natural happens, our challenges will not go away.
In Ezekiel 37, God placed Ezekiel in a valley of dry bones asking if these bones could live again. To say the least, it is amazing that God asks such a question to man. The valley speaks of history and the past. The bones speak of lost hope, dreams, opportunities, seasons etc. Why will God go back into the past and expect Ezekiel to prophesy life into what is history? Why would God think of resurrecting the past? How could this ever make sense? How could God expect man to embrace such a thought? It simply goes beyond our human thinking. The truth is; we have lost complete understanding of who God is. He is a God that has the ability to amaze beyond our understanding and what makes sense. It is beyond explanation. Yes, the world of the beyond is where He took Ezekiel. Do you have challenges you feel are beyond the world of the possible?
YES, NO, OR YOU KNOW
The question to Ezekiel was, “Can these bones live?”. Ezekiel did not answer yes or no but said, “You know”. Let us admit that we do not know. Ezekiel would have loved to impress the Lord by saying yes to God’s question. This time Ezekiel admitted that only God knows. The fact is; God knew it was a convincing yes. This gives us hope. The things we doubt, or simply have no answer to, is the very thing God is ready to do. God asked Ezekiel questions about a world of bones he has never entered. We must admit that we simply do not have the answers, and that is when God steps in. He took Ezekiel back to revive history and make it current. Make it current? Make it relative again? Bring yesterday back into the now? Yes sir, that’s my God. He wants to take your past and lost seasons and make it current again.
Not only can God forgive our past but He even has the ability to take our lost dreams and seasons and bring them to the present. The valley, in a certain sense, was a museum of the past. A museum is a place that carries evidence of the past. Bones are the evidence of a nation that once existed. God was ready to bring back that nation.
You and I may have failed in the past, but by His grace, God has the ability to revive past missed opportunities and give them back.
WHAT IS GOD REALLY SAYING TO YOU?
God can give your lost dreams and seasons. Things you missed in your twenties and thirties can be revived in your fifties. God expected Ezekiel to prophesy to people that lived many years ago to come back and relive life. This is amazing, incredible and mind boggling. Your God is so powerful that He can not only restore your current life but recapture lost opportunities of the past. Jesus resurrected Lazarus who was already dead for four days. In Ezekiel 37, God resurrected people that were dead for even longer periods of time. We serve a scary good God.
REASONING AND THE IMPOSSIBLE
We live in times that unless it can be reasoned, it is not God, and if it cannot be reasoned, it cannot be accepted. We are all dead wrong. God is the God of the impossible! The word impossible only exists in our natural world. The word impossible does not exist in the heaven for heaven does not know such word. In our world of limits, borders and boundaries, the word impossible does exist. In heaven you will never hear the word impossible. In God’s world, thinking is not a limited experience. For God enters our world and tries to find people that dare to believe in the impossible. God found in Ezekiel the man he was looking for. Through our impossibilities God will reconstruct our environment by doing the impossible. He needs our valleys of limited boundaries to demonstrate His unlimited abilities of who He is. Your valley is the greatest moment God has waited for.
Man never walked on water. Peter asked the Lord if he may walk on water. What did Jesus say? Yes! Yes for the impossible. Peter knew man could not walk on water, and that is why he asked. Jesus never asked anyone if He could walk on water. Jesus has no limits to where He can walk. Jesus operates in the world where the word impossible does not exist. He gave Peter permission to walk where it was previously impossible. Man can achieve the impossible if we can believe He takes us there. Ezekiel would have never gone to the valley by himself. Verse one mentions that the hand of the Lord came over him and put him there. God loves to expose us to the world of the impossible by showing us how it is actually possible.
VALLEYS PRODUCE A STANDING ARMY
Ezekiel prophesied an army emerging from the valley. Army? Yes sir, army. The one key thought emerging from an army is the word, protection. Your greatest protection will come from your greatest valleys. This is what I call a WOW thought. My greatest defense can come from my lowest places. The word says they stood on their own feet. God will bring slain things to a standing position. Unless you stand, you cannot defend yourself. They stood on their own feet by themselves with no help. Rejoice! Your days of being slain and defeated are finally over.
GOLDEN NUGGETS TO REMEMBER
In my life, I always remember nuggets of truth. One nugget, or as some would say a “one liner”, is the way God speaks with me. One phrase, one word, or one thought is God speaking to me. Let us now divide the above said in nuggets to remember. Valleys are not a “no go zone” but a “go back zone”.
•Valleys are a chest of hidden possibilities
•Valleys are an opportunity for God to prove His power.
•My valleys will become my second chance.
•Nothing is lost and forever gone unless God says so.
•With God in my life, I just abandoned the word “impossible”
•My defense and security is in my lost dream
•My valley is God’s ground to show His Glory
•My past humiliation will become my present promotion and honor.
•God’s breath will move the unmovable and make stand the slain things
•Wasted year’s is not my song anymore for He gave me a grip on my wasted years.
TENT – CHURCH PLANTS FOR 2012
On my recent mission to Southern Africa, I had an interview with 15 new pastors that we will help to establish a church within the next few months. This will be done through tents. Thank you for praying. Remember: Every church we neglect to plant, or start, is a vacuum we leave for the enemy to fill it with a counterfeit. Let us leave Satan no space to operate. Church planting is the only way to effectively capture the earth with the Gospel. It is the New Testament way.
LOUIS PIENAAR – AFRICA CHURCH PLANT FIELD COORDINATOR
Louis Pienaar is our tent plant field coordinator. He also oversees the New Beginning rescue center and all other ministry aspects concerning Africa. Louis is currently working on all our new church plants. We also plan to complete a smaller steel structure for a church for Pastor Agnes.
RAY OF SUNSHINE – HOUSE FOR ABANDONED CHILDREN
Report from Merle Ray: “Dear Pastor Andre, I thank you greatly for your recent donation to our ministry for abandoned children and babies. This week I bought groceries with a realization. Unless the Lord supplies, we will not be able to take care of all our children this month. As soon as I said that, your mail came in for another financial blessing towards the kids. I am in awe of the Lord’s timing. Thank you for thinking of us as we are challenged to feed our hungry children. I am now aware our children are on His budget and stand amazed at His provision. I thank you and GNN for your generous gift.”
NEW BEGINNINGS RESCUE CENTER
This is a rescue place for 1,100 plus people from all walks of life. I can never tell you in an effective way what the Lord is doing here. Three thousand meals a day are needed to make this center a success, and it is happening. The most torn apart people you can ever imagine live here. We have just reached out to this center and provided much needed help. Make sure you go to our new web site at www.gnni.org for more information on New Beginnings. It is such a joy to see how The Holy Spirit is restoring people that some people will not even give a second chance. His love is a burning fire that consumes people back into Heaven with no difficulty. When you see this, you see passion in practice.
AFRICAN BIBLE SCHOOL
During my recent visit to South Africa, I also ministered at this school where approximately 700 pastors are in follow up training. What a time we had. It is amongst this group of people that we released and helped plant more churches. We are also in need of extra training. We are now busy printing training material and should have this available soon. I will be back at this school within two months’ time, and I am looking forward to work with these dedicated men and women. See more comments below.
GNN – SCHOOL OF THE SUPER NATURAL
This is not a theological school. It is a school for all who are interested in an effective walk with the Lord. It is fresh and for all people. It will help you hear the Voice of God again and learn how to please Him more than ever before. This School of the Supernatural will be presented in eight classes with practical application during training. I plan to introduce this to many churches and will also make it available online. We will update you constantly.
DEON VAN STADEN
Pastor Deon van Staden is an incredible help to GNN at the moment. He is helping us with all our video editing material for Africa, and the printed material for the School of the Supernatural. Deon also assists greatly in the general preparation of many other books and booklets for our partners and training in general. Pastor Deon will also assist in training once all our materials are ready to go. Pastor Deon could also travel with me to Africa in the near future. We need a miracle here. He walks in faith, and we need to help this couple. Deon and Rynette are highly skilled and valuable people in His Kingdom. Any gift to the ministry will assist us in putting food on their table. Thank you for your help in this regard.
The more we bless, empower and expand, the more the cry of desperation comes our way. Apart from people in need, we have leaders in need. Let us go where He sends us. I have specific voices from Russia and Siberia. Yes, it is in these utmost places where God is willing to pour out His Spirit. Man sometimes determines what a bad investment is. God pours out His Spirit where man will never invest his money. He loves nations, and your prayer will help us make key decisions on how, when, and where we ought to be.
UPPER ROOM & THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER
God’s voice is calling nonstop. He is calling for the church to find Him on her knees. I will update you on this command in a separate mail. Two extremely important Upper Room gatherings are finalized. I am again busy with pastors to see how we can raise the sleeping giant, called the church. Watch out for separate news on the command, “Back to the Upper Room.”
NUGGETS FOR MEN
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
Galations 6:9; And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
The man who makes no mistakes does not normally make anything.
Psalm 37:24; Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholdeth him with His hand.
Pursuing Him, For He Pursued me,
Andre van Zyl