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
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
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
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
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
Rock of Grace Family Ministries
November 24 – November 26, 2013
Grace World Outreach Church
December 1, 2013
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.
Andre van Zyl
GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS
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Reblogged this on My Secret Place and commented:
Never wear another’s armor when going into battle. God has an ‘armor’ anointed just for you…your very own “Smooth Stone” forged and fashioned to take down the giants in your path!