Special greetings to you my dear friend,
Welcome to the year 2013. I pray this will usher in the best year of your life. Thank you for your dear friendship, and what a privilege to breath the fresh air of a new year. Let us believe Him for something extraordinary in 2013. I pray this will be a prosperous year for you and your family.
I am so aware of His Favor. Unless He approves it, it simply is not worth trying. God’s Grace and
Favor is a sure thing. His Grace and Favor upon our lives are also known in our language as the “KISS OF GOD”. When His Kiss is upon anything we do, it becomes obvious in no uncertain terms. Why will we try to go outside His Will to make things work knowing His Approval is not with us? I know that your desire is in one accord with ours, and that is to do only His Perfect Will in 2013 and to be always aware of His Approval Kiss upon what we do. Let Him kiss us all this year with His Goodness and Kindness.
THE MACEDONIAN CALL – PAUL’S VISION
Acts 16:9: A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
This vision came to Paul in verse 9, but in verse 10, they immediately went to Macedonia to preach the Gospel. Oh how I love the way Paul reacted. He went immediately. This is obedience in action. The power of the Gospel can only be demonstrated if God can find a man or woman that He can see a vision, understand the vision, and then do the vision. The vision must become our mission. The Macedonian call is something that will be a reality in 2013. Will we be obedient, or will we doubt the vision? We need to answer this call as soon as possible. Let us not try to pre-plan or seek another confirmation. Let us walk in such a close relationship with the Holy Spirit that the moment the vision comes, we will act in obedience. Dreams and impressions of the Holy Spirit always have a mission in mind. Our greatest honor is to answer the call.
In the book of Isaiah chapter 6 verse one, it teaches us that Isaiah saw the Lord. This came in the form of a vision seen by the eye of the Spirit. In verse eight, Isaiah heard the Lord say these words: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Us? The “Us” refers to the Trinity, God The Father, and The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Isaiah answered and said: “Here am I! Send me.” A vision from God always entails a mission. Isaiah saw the Lord and now he is on a mission. Paul, in a vision, saw a Macedonian asking for help. Paul answered the call and found himself preaching to the Macedonians. Every intervention of the Holy Spirit in your life has a purpose. It may not send you to faraway places, but it does have a God mission in mind.
God may lay on your heart a ministry to support and even that is God trying to reveal His agenda to you. In our/GNN’s ministry we are preaching the Gospel 24/7. GNN’s mission is to the entire United States’ churches and the lost souls beyond that. In Africa, it is all about empowering the poor. Jesus stated that the poor will always be with and among us. Having a heart to minister to Africa must be a God thing. Africa can be a very tough place to make things work. It is so easy to only go and minister where it is comfortable, but be assure, when God burdens a person to go and minister in difficult places, He will make it happen.
GIVE HEAVEN YOUR EAR
For those who can hear what the Spirit is saying, they will hear a voice. Dedicate your dreams and ears to the Lord. I believe that if we all do that, we will hear and see something by the end of January 2013. You may ask me how you can be so sure Pastor Andre. God is passionate in talking to us as He has so much to share but will we hear His voice? Deep inside you, there is a cry to answer the call. The Macedonian call is a 24/7 call. It never stops. The earth is constantly crying out for help. Let us hear and answer.
HEARING THE CALL IN 2013
You may not be able to go where I go, but your partnership with us is because you realize you can answer His Call by giving towards the Macedonian call. Thank you my dear friend for being so sensitive and obedient to the prompting of the Spirit. The call is loud and clear. The call is intense. The call is a non-stop call. When you see eternity through His Eyes, the call will become even louder. Millions are calling for help. Millions are dying, and who will hear that call? We cannot do another seminar or enrichment conference unless we also answer the Macedonian call. Many Christians are so self-focused running from one conference to another conference but not answering the call. The Macedonian call is a call from the world of the lost and hopelessness. The Macedonian call will test your faith. It will challenge your flesh and your comfort zone.
To answer the Macedonian call is to accept responsibility. To hear God’s Voice is an honor. To hear His Voice is to allow you to get insight into how He thinks and how He sees. God loves people, and His Sole Purpose is to share His Burden for humanity with you.
AN ARROGANT BUSINESS MAN
Many years ago, a businessman came to me and asked why I am so serious about ministry. This is what he said: “Come on Andre, why don’t you go in business and make lots of money first? You can work for God later in your life, but first take care of yourself.” This man is a retired man today. He never heard God’s Voice. He never gave to God’s Kingdom and does not serve the Lord. He knows of the Lord as he was brought up in Pentecost but never followed Jesus the Lord. My way of Living and giving 33 years of my life to God in full time ministry still does not make sense to him. Why? I heard that Macedonian call. Once that happens, the wealth of this world can never attract you. Pray that this man will first and foremost hear the call to accept Jesus as Savior and then the voice of millions who needs Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I know His first response will be to give towards the expansion of the Kingdom of Jesus our Lord. Hearing the Macedonian call will change your value system and how you respond to other voices in your life.
We cannot all go but when we hear that Macedonian call we can all GIVE AND SUPPORT and be someone who heard that call.
THE MACEDONIAN CALL FROM AFRICA
This call is so familiar to me. I write to you from Africa. I just visited many of my dear African pastors. Many of them are dear friends who we helped in so many ways in ministry. Many of them will need my help in the next year. Let us keep up the good work and not ignore the call from Africa now. Thank you my dear friend for hearing me all the time. Thank you for being a willing partner who never ignores our monthly newsletter. Let us not divert from what we have started by helping the poor. It will pay off. It will be worth it all. There is no other way to go. There is no other Gospel. This is the way, and this is the voice. We are almost there. Africa shall be saved for many should hear the call and will answer the call.
PASTOR ANDRE WITH AFRICAN PASTORS – DECEMBER 2012
NUGGETS FOR MEN
The superior man…stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others. And we urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all men. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 NASB
You can’t do much about your ancestors but you can influence you descendants enormously. … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
The strongest evident of love is sacrifice. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
The man who fears no truths has nothing fear from lies. May you love and your truth always protect me. Psalm 40:11 NIV
NEW CD- THREE TIMES NO AND THEN, A YES!!
Did you hit a wall of discouragement in your life? Were you on the edge of something great just to discover it was all in vain? In John chapter one, they approached John with the hope he will be Christ. Yes, they expected Jesus to appear on the scene but then realize it was John. John told them three times NO, NO, NO. No, I am not the Christ, not Elijah and not a prophet. Although they heard the word no, three times, they were not aware that Christ was already in their territory and about to be revealed. Your seasons of constant NO’S are about to end for what you hoped for is about to happen. There is a major announcement coming your way, and your ears will finally hear what you hoped for. Your healing will come, and your provision will be demonstrated right in front of your eyes. You will hear the word YES in no uncertain terms. I absolutely recommend you get this CD for it will help you realize your miracle at your door.
FEBRUARY & MARCH MINISTRY SCHEDULE
Central Assembly of God
January 27 – 29, 2013
Christian Life Assembly
February 10 – 12, 2013
Palace of Praise
February 17-29, 2013
Poplar Bluff, MO
Dyersburg First Assembly of God
February 24 – 26, 2013
March 3-March 5, 2013
Calvary Assembly of God
March 10 – 13, 2013
Destiny Church of Cedar Hill
March 24, 2013
Cedar Hill, TX
PUT 2012 BEHIND YOU AND TRUST AGAIN
Many of our dear partners had challenging times in 2012. I encourage you to trust again. What is trust? John 13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” To me the highest level of faith is trust especially when I cannot figure out logically what is going on and if God is doing something that is beyond my ability to understand. Can I trust God when I do not understand God? Can I allow Him to do a work in my life that I will not understand till afterwards?
My discovery – HE IS TRUSTWORTHY!
I saw the Lord. I heard the call, and I will go. Join me and let us answer His Call and make 2013 a year that the enemy will regret, because he is about to lose millions of souls that chooses life and eternity with Jesus.
Launching, Living, Leaving a Legacy,
ANDRE VAN ZYL