Dear Partner and Friend,
God is our Friend, and He surely partners with us. This makes us friends and partners for we all are befriended with one another because He is the glue which hold us all together. I consider you a friend not based on our accomplishments or what we do for one another but we are connected because of His incredible love that has glued us all together for such a joyful time such as this. We are all cleansed by His precious blood that was shed on the Cross of Calvary. His blood made us family. Let us always understand our connection is based on His work on the Cross.
“Living the life” are the words that came to me as I am flying between Harrisburg and Atlanta. Having traveled the world and seeing all the activities you can possibly find in the church, one comes to the point where you ask questions to yourself. What is the bigger picture? Where does this all lead to? What will the sum total look like when all is said and done? Asking these questions, I hear His Spirit say: “Live My life son, live My life”. Live My Life!!! When we study the life of Jesus and get to the point that we live just that, we have accomplished the maximum in this life.
WHAT PEOPLE NEED
We all have daily activities running here and there. Once we have done our daily running of errands, we all come home with a feeling of “I accomplished something today”. Once we implement what we just learned from running here and there, we all feel satisfied that we have done our duty. We do the same in church. We get so involved in “the work of the Lord” that we sometimes miss “the Lord of the work”. Once you have done this a few times, you start to ask questions as previously mentioned. Once you have asked these questions a few times over and years have gone by, you realize something is still missed in the midst of all our busyness. It is then that the voice of The Holy Spirit comes and says, “Live my Life son”. Complete peace and satisfaction is only to be found in living His life. Once you discovered that, all other errands fall away. There are many so called urgent and impressive things to do in this life that actually counts for nothing when all is said and done.
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS
The world is not in need of conferences, religious announcements or slogans that we use in church. The world is not in need of dynamic speakers and slogans thrown at them from pulpits. The world is in desperate need of ordinary Christians “living the Life of Christ” in an ordinary way. That will change the world. Let us live it. Let us exhibit what He is, who He is and how He would have done it. Let us ask the Lord to deliver us once and for all from all our pretensions and learn to live a life that others would love to follow.
Being 32 years in ministry, I am less and less impressed with religious activities. You can no longer impress me with the mentioning of household names and make me run after them. I have a hunger to be like Jesus and desire no acknowledgements for that. I want to be like Him, that’s it. I am convinced that once we stand before Him, we will realize how many things we were involved in we should never have done. Let us live it, exhibit it and release it.
I challenge all our dear partners to once again “live the life”, or Living His Life. What do I mean by this statement? Live His life so that people can see Jesus in everyday life and not Jesus in a pulpit. By doing this, you will impress heaven like never before. I love you dearly enough to share this simple truth as He gave it to me. Here it is again. Put these words into your spirit and remind yourself this is what Jesus said. “Live My life son, live my life”.
BACK FROM AFRICA
Thank you for always remembering us. We can only do what He empowers us to do. A mandate from God is where He has given your authority and favor. I have a heart for Africa. There are so many challenges. Spreading the Gospel of Jesus is many times a risky and challenging experience. Many obstacles are in our way, but the power of the Holy Spirit breaks them all. Planting a church is one aspect of ministry, but strengthening the work of the Lord is just as challenging. Your prayers and support keep us going.
I ministered for many in several meetings and saw the strength of Jesus in a powerful way. The Holy Spirit empowered many as they’re in the midst of challenges. I visited our House for abandoned children in Cape Town. The children in the New Beginnings Center are doing great. This center needs help in so many ways. Pray every day for the Lord to supply more than 3,000 meals. Our pastors are doing great. I met more leaders that need our help in training to be better leaders. The joy of this all is to see how the power of the name of Jesus makes inroads into the world of darkness. Africa is an attraction to Jesus, for He is drawn towards brokenness and desperateness.
I also met and ministered to our next generation leaders. These are young upcoming pastors who need mentoring fathers in their lives. Let us empower our next generation for they have a great job on their hands.
NEW CD – RESSURRECTION AT THE GATE OF THE TEMPLE
At the gate of the Temple, Peter found a paralyzed man asking for alms. Peter made it clear that he has no silver or gold but offered the man something more. He resurrected the man who was in this condition from his mother’s womb. Peter could have reasoned that God wanted him that way or he was destined to be a beggar. God’s power and ability does not leave you in a beggar’s position. Clean your gate from unnecessary distractions. As long as this man was at the gate, it had a negative reflection on what the Temple stood for. God will heal and restore you for the testimony of who He is must be seen through you. Strongholds at the gates of many believers is about to be removed, and the testimony of His name will be restored. Listening to this CD, God will deliver many from things they have learned to live with. God never intended for you to have bondage’s. I highly recommend this to be heard.
NUGGETS FOR MEN
Men will spend their health getting wealth; then gladly pay all they have earned to get health back.
People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 1 Timothy 6:9 NIV
No person was ever honored for what they received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
The righteous giveth and spareth not. Proverbs 21:26
CAPTURED IN HIS PRESENCE
No power can ever do what His presence does. There is simply no substitute for the Holy Spirit. I see His power week after week in operation. The greatest blessing is to see someone walk into a meeting and walk out completely changed. I use the words of a pastor who recently made this remark: “I love it when I see how God touches my people”. He is a God that loves us so much to heal, deliver and touch us in a way no man can do. I decree, with great boldness and a thankful heart, which the Holy Spirit still works in a formidable way in every meeting. I have probably done meetings untold in 32 years and am so used to seeing His power in action. Sitting here and writing you, I once again realize that in those moments when the Holy Spirit interacts with each of us can never be appraised in dollars and cents. His presence is our life and being. People need the Lord, and He is ready to embrace His people. The testimonies are overwhelming as many came to me in so many cities all over the USA telling me how the Lord healed, delivered, and changed their lives in the meetings. Let us stay captured by Him, for outside His presence there is no life.
Upcoming US Meetings
August 5 – 8, 2012
Back Mountain Harvest Assembly of God
Pastor Dan Miller
August 12 – 14, 2012
Mont Belvieu Assembly of God
Pastor Donald Gibson
Mont Belvieu, TX
August 19 – 21, 2012
Central Assembly of God
Pastor Brad Du Bose
August 26 – 28, 2012
First Assembly of God
Pastor Ryan Pate
September 9 – 12, 2012
New Destiny Church
Pastor Deon Lett
Saint Petersburg, FL
September 16 – 20, 2012
Pastor Barney Huie
September 23 – 25, 2012
First Assembly of God of Greater New Kensington
Pastor Dan Carver
I bless you in the name of Jesus. I decree His goodness over you. I announce with the Psalmist for His goodness and mercy to follow you wherever you may go all the days of your life.
Andre van Zyl