COVENANT PARTNERSHIP INTO AFRICA – TAKE HANDS

Dear Friend,

Pioneering is at our core. His Hand upon us makes us a people to reckon with.  His kiss upon our lives sends us to go where no one will go. Jesus is our message and with this message, we will take back captive what belongs to our Lord.  His anointing upon us can never fail.  Never; is a strong word, but show me one time that God failed.  Show me one time that the earth tilled over, and He lost control.  He carries the whole earth in His hand and so does He carry you and me in His hand.  We will not fail no matter what.

COVENANT TIME 

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My dear friend, I urge you to once again pick up the mantle of responsibility and run with me to places far and beyond.  Someone said if you heard the Gospel once, you’ve heard it enough.  We all belong to such healthy and strong New Testament churches and for that, we need to thank our Lord. Let us also make Jesus known; even to others that do not have our privileges.  Give someone else the chance to hear His message of hope for the first time. I need your support more than ever before. 

INVADE AFRICA WITH ME:

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We will be involved in the following

  1. Ministry in churches on a daily basis and entering villages and rural places to view the status of our tent-churches along with encouraging local Pastors.
  2. Visiting the New Beginnings Center with 1,000 plus people waiting in need.
  3. Wrap-up our current 20 new tent-plants in process.
  4. Identify 30 – 40 new Pastors for more new tent-churches to be planted in 2014/15.
  5. Minister specifically to several hundred of these African Pastors in a combined service.
  6. Identify places for ministry teams that could follow later this year with the purpose of more church planting.
  7. Meet leaders of leaders for strategy on how to evangelize in certain areas more effectively.
  8. Meet with Pastors from the Congo and Kenya to discuss church planting in these Nations.
  9. Visit the house for abandoned children down in the Western Cape province of South Africa, and identify needs to better the life of these children.
  10. Identify the needs for Bibles in certain African languages.
  11. I will also conduct two breakfast gatherings for market place leaders West and East of Johannesburg.

Five nations can be touched on this tour.  One Gospel seed can turn a continent towards Jesus.  I strongly believe in the impossible. The Gospel of Jesus is a message that becomes stronger as the challenges become more intense.   He gave us the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. Help me; support me for Jesus is our breakthrough.

A SPECIAL DRESS FOR AGNES

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Many months ago, I gave Agnes, a dear women pastor in South Africa, a dress.  She has no earthly wealth and pastors a tent church. She helps cook about a 1,000 meals a day for people coming from the streets. Someone once again blessed us with another dress for Agnes.  The last time I blessed Agnes with a gift from America, she broke down in tears.  To receive a dress was far beyond what Agnes ever expected. Naomi and I have another beautiful dress with the African head cloth in our suitcases, and we will give this to Agnes.  What a joy to travel with a gift to such a powerful women who so diligently serves God’s Kingdom under such difficult circumstances. Partners; this is what the Gospel of Jesus is all about.

Question:   How can you take one dress for one women pastor thousands of miles?

Answer: It is not the size of the blessing but the act of obedience to light up the life of a dear African woman pastor and show her that there are loving people in America that care. Thank you to one of our dear friends who came in a service and asked me to take this to Agnes. Agnes will receive her dress by the end of February when I visit that area and also minister to several hundred of other wonderful men and women of God.

LIVING STONE PARTNERS 

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1 Peter 2: 5 says: … you also, as living stones, are being built up in a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  

He compares us to living stones built up in a spiritual house.  You are not a brick lying around, but a living stone.  Bricks are man-made.  Stones all have a unique form, and no one is the same.  Every stone must be built into the house.  The word says we are living stone’s being built up.  Stones that lie around serve no purpose unless they are built up. You are a stone in the GNN family that helps us build something for our God that will stand for His honor.  I decree over every partner that you are a LIVING STONE SPECIALLY PREPARED for a building process.

YOU ARE A LIVING STONE WITH JESUS AS YOUR CORNERSTONE.

UPPER ROOM CONFERENCE – ENOLA PENNSYLVANIA 

THE UPPER ROOM WITH FLAME High Res

The reason for our breakthrough and authority is not in our ideas or good planning.  It is because of prayer.  March 27 and 28, 2014 are two crucial days.  I challenge every pastor and every intercessor possible to join us in Enola. There is one fire no man can ever shut down and that is the fire of prayer.  Unless America returns to its knees, we are doomed. Join me for a time of refreshing.  We will also have a window for prophetic ministry and do personal ministry to people.  The Friday night promises to be very powerful as we will wash and anoint feet of some leaders and speak God’s will over their lives.

Upper Room Legacy

Unless we pray and get engulfed in a “Spirit of Prayer”, we will not be able to break strongholds and sicknesses over the lives of people.  The FIRE OF PRAYER is still relevant.  Join us.

UPPER ROOM VENUE & CONTACT INFORMATION 

Tim Halbfoerster

Pastor Tim Halbfoerster – Host

River of God Church

747 Wertzville Road

Enola, PA 17025

Telephone: 717 773 0555

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COMMENTARY ON THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER – PASTOR JIM RUDDY

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The Book of Esther relates the role that an orphaned slave-girl played in saving the Jewish people from the murderous plan of a cruel enemy.  This young woman of faith was asked to do a courageous thing — to stand alone before the king and to risk her favor in order to fulfill God’s purpose in the earth.  As Esther contemplated her future, she was encouraged to the place of selflessness and sacrifice by the oft-repeated verse, “who knoweth whether thou are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (4:14). We can only imagine the urgency of the hour in which Esther stood.  She wasn’t being afforded any delay.  She had to choose what she would do and then act quickly.  The Scriptures inform us that the Esther put feet to her prayers, and at the proper time, rose up in faith and risked her favor to fulfill her God-ordained purpose (4:16).  We must understand that there are specific times and seasons when God presents to His people opportunities to significantly frustrate Satan’s Kingdom and further Christ’s Kingdom in the earth.  These opportunities must be recognized and responded to while the door or window of advancement is open because it will not remain open indefinitely.  There are occasions and junctures in life when there is being presented to you a chance to share in something greater and more glorious than anything you’ve experienced before and you must decide to move in that moment.  It is often said that “the opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity,” and we need the help of Almighty God to assist us in taking advantage of the opportunities we are afforded because they may never present themselves again!

We are all familiar with the different Greek words for “time” — chronos and kairos.  Chronos time is the ordinary, chronological time. Kairos time is the opportune time or better said, the time of opportunity!  Kairos is the heightened time; the significant time; the set time; the appointed time; the proper time; the right time; the fullness of time!  Kairos is a particular moment inside of chronos that has the capability to change the outcome of time itself. A kairos moment is a particular moment out of all of the other ordinary moments.  It is a moment that is bursting forth with meaning and is pregnant with possibilities. It is a unique moment; an opportune moment! A kairos moment is not something you plan or organize; instead, it is something that you recognize!  Esther recognized she was standing in a kairos moment when Mordecai stated, “Who knows whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” The Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament (LXX), renders this, “such a kairos as this?” You can have a sense of chronos, but you must seize kairos!  Kairos is a God-given moment of destiny that calls for decision and action!

The Church is clearly standing in a kairos moment.  Leaders from around the globe are not only sensing a call to prayer but are being overtaken by the spirit of prayer.  Men and women who have never spoken to one another are discovering the same words coming forth from each others lips as the Spirit of God continues to direct us into the center of His will for this hour.  This is not something we have planned, but rather, something we gladly recognize!  God is at work, revealing end-time strategies that will further decimate the kingdom of darkness and advance the Kingdom of Light. This is a moment that has the potential to change the outcome of time itself. The sound from heaven is being released and is continuing to fill the Church so that it can, in turn, fill all of the earth!  Like Esther, the time has come for each of us to understand the hour in which we are living and choose to risk the favor we have been given in order to fulfill God’s Kingdom purposes in the world.  Let not any of us miss our moment, but let it be said of each of us, that we laid hold of this opportunity and understood that we had come to the kingdom for such a time as this!

Jim Ruddy

Senior/Executive Pastor

The Tabernacle

Orchard Park, NY. 

NUGGETS FOR MEN

When you do the things you have to do when you have to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them.

Proverbs 10:4 – He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Proverbs 22:1 – A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 

Thank you my dear friend and supporter.  You are raised up by God, and I cannot tell you my relief when you came on board.  Naomi and I are at a place where we realize that we can move mountains with God’s help, but someone has to finance this mission.  Thank you for doing what you are doing as that enables us to do what we can do and then; He does what He does. God is faithful.

I love you dearly and appreciated you being so faithful.

Pastor Andre 

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