Special Jesus Greetings,
The taste of victory is sweet. It is with that sweetness and joy that I sat down to write to you my dear friend. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and consider it that important to do. You are a real friend.
In His presence, I always come to grip with reality. He tugs me all the time; never to lose perspective of the end goal and what needs to happen. We have just completed the 13th year of the new millennium. Can you believe that time has gone this fast? It is, with this in mind, that I rejoice another Christmas time in His presence and with family.
Naomi and I want to use this opportunity to wish you and your family an extreme blessed Jesus-Feast this Christmas. We are in times that the liberal world wants to minimize the significance of this time of the year. Let us celebrate Jesus born as a hope to this world. Our prayers are that you will not only have a great time with family and open Gifts to give to one another but that you will, above it all, experience His Presence this Christmas. A tree cannot tell me who He is. Only the Holy Spirit can reveal who Jesus is. I pray that His precious Holy Spirit will come this Christmas and show you who He is. Have a blessed time and remember; we are all one family in preparation for our eternal time together.
I have no words to articulate what He has done in 2013. What a gift this was. Never will I have 2013 again. The question I asked myself: Did I give Him my best this year? I want to answer by saying: “I honestly gave Him my best”. I could not fly more and could not have ministered more. He used my best effort, and He made it look extraordinary. Yes, Jesus did incredible things this year in the lives of people. He healed and delivered so many. He gave hope and salvation to so many. It sure is a sweet taste when one reflects back on this year. You, my dear friend, were my Aaron and Hur who upheld my arms this year. Thank you: for you have done an excellent job.
THE UPPER ROOM GATHERINGS 2014
It is crucial that we bring America back to her knees. I recently had a powerful conference call with several pastors in the Pennsylvania. More planning is happening behind the scenes of everyday life. Pray for these following Upper Room gatherings taking place in different churches over the USA. Upper Room gatherings are for pastors and those intercessors who understand the urgency of what needs to happen in the body of Christ.
- Enola Pennsylvania at River of God Church – Pastor Tim Halbfoerster
- Brooksville, Florida at Grace World Outreach Church – Pastor David Garcia
- Mont Belvieu, Texas, at Assembly of God Church – Pastor Donald Gibson
- Columbus, Ohio at the Potters House – Pastor Tim Oldfield
- Buffalo, New York at The Tabernacle – Bishop Robert Stearns and Pastor Jim Ruddy
These gatherings are open to anyone. We specially invite intercessors to come and form the back drop with all these pastors as we seek His presence and His will for our nation. It is now time!
“DO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN” says the Spirit of the Lord.
This is a Holy Spirit alert. Let us enjoy Christmas with family and friends, but never let your guards down. Let us keep our eye focused on Jesus all the time.
We are in December. I need a break and also need some time in prayer. Still tired of all the travels of 2013, and I already feel the tug of His Spirit on me to prepare myself for 2014. Our time is so short and so precious. Let us never allow our guard to come down, and let us run this race. I will pray for your family and your loved ones over Christmas. Blessings to you.
NEW CD: WASTE PRODUCES FRAGRANCE (AVAILABLE SOON ON DVD)
The women who broke the flask on Jesus came with a premeditated act of what she was about to do. Her act was considered a waste in the eyes of her critics. Jesus immediately defended her act of worship. In fact, Jesus told her that her act of worship would go Global. On the cross, it was her worship that Jesus smelled in His most painful hour. Waste, hurt, pain rejections and things you may consider “waste” will ultimately produce a fragrance that will go global. This was the word ministered at a recent conference and has a very strong anointing, especially towards the end. I highly recommend that as many of you get hold of this CD. Your so called waste is what will set you up for recognition. Let it come out of you. Release it; for in you there is a gift in hiding the world must see. Now is the time.
This CD will be available to order in two weeks.
PICTURES OF MY AFRICAN FAMILY & TENTS FOR THE POOR – DO NOT FORGET THEM OVER CHRISTMAS
African children dressed with clothing given to them in another new church tent plant. The joy of the Holy Spirit does not need good circumstances.
Pastor Louis Pienaar in his camping gear at night where they overnight in rural areas delivering tents for churches. Up in the air for safety.
New church tent plant near trash dumping area. God is willing to send His Spirit anywhere.
NUGGETS FOR MEN
You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NIV
He who has learned to obey will know how to command.
The wise in heart accept commands, but the chattering fool comes to ruin. Proverbs 10:8 NIV
Bethel Assembly of God
Pastor Gary Kipe
January 5 – January 7, 2014
The Bridge Church
Pastor Mark Caston
January 12 – January 14, 2014
Madison Assembly of God
Pastor Peter Joudry
January 19 – January 21, 2014
New Life Church
Pastor Juan Rivera
January 26, 2014
SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTRY TOUR SCHEDULE
Fresh Wind Ministries
Pastor Hennie Lubble
February 1 – 2, 2014
Cape Town, South Africa
Pastor Deon Pienaar
February 8 – 11, 2014
Ministry at Okahanja, Namibia
February 14 – February 16, 2014
Unite 180 Church
February 21 – February 23, 2014
Pretoria, South Africa
Ministry in Venda land and Swaziland
February 24 – March 1, 2014
BRIEF TEACHING ON HONOR GIVING
In Matthew 2:11, the wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to Jesus at His birth. What can a baby do with these kinds of gifts? A baby needs diapers and a pacifier. It was not what Jesus needed but about who He was. We call this honor giving.
In Mark 14:1 – 9, we find the women who brought a flask of oil, broke it and put that on Jesus. This could have been a 401K. This was one year’s income. Only the wealthy had access to this oil. See CD of the month on this. Some in the house criticized her. Jesus defended her. He said she did it for His burial. She honored Jesus. It is honor giving. Honor giving is not about needs but about honor. She discerned ahead of time who Jesus was. We need to be like this woman and discern what we are busy doing and why we do what we do. Let us be a people that is not led by what others do but that we will do things prophetical no matter what others think.
When you give unto GNN, it is not about whom Andre van Zyl is but who Jesus is. We do not honor a man, but we honor God. Let us discern the times and the moment we are living in and let us give like never before. Let us plant churches, pioneer again and again and let us pursue His will like never before.
It is time to discern the times and the hour we are living in. Thank you, my dear friend, for your honor giving into this ministry and may Jesus also defend you the way He defended this precious woman.
Andre van Zyl
GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS