Dear Covenant Friend,
Our lives have forever changed since we met Jesus. The life we now live on earth has a new meaning to all of us as we now have eternal perspective. Being alive is a joy, but it has a divine purpose. Let us pursue that more than ever.
Psalm 63: 1 says:
O God You are my God;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
Our deepest desires are to please Him. Like the Psalmist says, we thirst after Him and our flesh long for Him. Our agenda is His agenda, and we have no desire to do anything outside of His plan. His heart is what we are after.
PROVISION ON ITS WAY
With our heart’s longing for Him, we pursue Him in obedience. Elijah gave Ahab a word, and God instructed Elijah to go and hide in him. In 1 Kings 17:6, we find Elijah being fed by ravens. This is an amazing thing happening here. Elijah went to a place to hide from Ahab and only God knew where he was. God could not trust any man to protect His prophet as He found a raven. There are times we need to be obedient to God to the point that we cannot even allow man to be part of the journey. Do not allow that to concern you for God still has a way to find you.
The ravens brought him bread and meat twice a day. Your provision is a priority to God. Your well-being is important to God. Obedience to God is a powerful thing. Obedience to God will secure your next meal. They found him. You choose where you would like to hide, and He will find you. Sometimes we are so busy running after so many things if life without understanding the provision that comes from obedience. Elijah sat at the brook Cherith. He found himself a place of water. Water, bread and meat in the completion of what he needed.
Water was available, and the rest came from God. Dear friend, let us run this race with what we have knowing the rest will come from Him. The rest was the bread and meat. The completion of your needs is a God thing. The completion is a sure thing. Do not expect a man to provide. God used ravens which speak of His ability to provide from a source unknown to man. Yes sir, God even has the ability to give ravens the understanding to differentiate between bread and meat. The detailed needs you may have can be taken care of by nature where man has never entered. Man does not have this kind of control or understanding of nature. God can open a door for your provision that man has never thought of.
Man can influence man, but how will man ever stop the birds of heaven flying over their heads? Your next provision could come from a direction man has never thought of and therefore, your provision is now more secure than ever before. Rest at the well of His presence, and let Him provide your next meal setting you up for a future secure in Jesus. Your obedience is your greatest protection, and your provision is on its way.
NEW TENT CHURCHES IN DEEP DARK PLACES
During the last twelve years, several thousand churches have been planted. We are now planning for another twenty tents for churches. I spoke with a dear missionary friend yesterday, and he inspired me to pray over South Sudan. The immediate goal is to plant 500 churches in the next three years. This dear Father of the faith wants to see this happen as he senses it can be done as a last effort to leave a legacy taking his age in consideration. I felt the kiss of Jesus on this conversation. We need churches where the enemy tries and presents an alternative option. We have tents in gangster ridden areas, but these churches will be more than just a tent. For some, this sounds impossible. Nothing is impossible. Can you imagine if we can leave another 500 churches behind as a legacy? This will influence South Sudan for generations to come. Let’s go deep into dark places and light it up with the light of this gospel. It must be done, and it can be done. Pray without ceasing for prayer will give us the breakthrough.
MONTANA STATE – UPPER ROOM COMING UP
The Spirit of Prayer needs to consume the leaders in His church. Our Back to the Upper Room gatherings we had in the past caused a stirring in many circles. God has a desire to restore America to what He intended this great nation to be, and it will happen. We live in a so called “New America” that replaced the old. A shift took place in the last 10 years, and all the signs are there that the USA is becoming an extremely liberal nation. Only the Spirit of Prayer can change this. I am working with Pastors from Montana to establish an Upper Room Conference for the first part of 2014. Pray with us as we still feel the stirring to light this Fire of Prayer as God opens the doors. Every now and then Pastors ask about this, and that is a good sign. Your prayer will help cause a fresh move of prayer to come forth.
We are in the process to deliver hundreds of Bibles in the North of South Africa that will go to many Pastors and their congregations. These Bibles go to specific tent churches. Pray that God’s Word will become like a fire that will burn away the chaff and bring hope to people. The Word of God in its written format is crucial to these people. Thank you for your help in putting God’s Word into the hands of desperate people. I will visit many of these specific Pastors in September and be involved with more Bible distributions. We have the best message man can ever hope for.
CD OF THE MONTH – IN THE FATHER’S ZONE
The wealth and health of having a father cannot be emphasized more. Living in this world, and the choices this world offers, is simply the second best. Understanding the favor and love of our Heavenly Father is crucial. Living in the zone of His Favor is something to experience. The incredible love and goodness of our heavenly Father will be revealed on this CD. At times, it is beyond our understanding that He can love humanity so much that He is willing to partner with us for eternity. Coming into the so called “Zone of the Father” will catch you by total surprise. It happened with Ruth. She found blessings literally dropped on purpose just for her to pick up. Your Heavenly Father’s provision has already been put in place just for your embrace. Boaz saw Ruth on his land and immediately provided for her. God loves to provide just by noticing you coming His way. One move towards His Zone, and He will work on your behalf. This CD is a must hear.
Up-Coming Schedule of Meetings
May 22 – 24
Victory Christian Center
New Destiny Church
Phnellaf Park, FL
June 16 – 19
Central Assembly of God
June 23 – 24
River of Life Church
June 30 – July 2
First Assembly of God
LEGACY CONFERENCE COMING UP
NUGGETS FOR MEN
Perseverance is a great element of success; it you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Luke 11:9
The two most important words: “Thank you.” The most important word: “We.” The least important word: “I.”
Don’t be selfish…Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Philippians 2:3 TLB
I bless your going out and your coming in. I speak life over you, your family, your jobs and business you may have. I encourage you to enjoy another day of His Goodness. I look so forward to be in touch again next month. Thank you my dear friend for your faithfulness in giving. The greater of what God has in store for all of us is still ahead as we now enter destiny times. Jesus is Lord, and together we will be victorious.
Honored to serve,
Andre and Naomi van Zyl
GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS, INC.