Minggu, 19 April 2009
What do you do during the storm [zoe ministries]
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Ephesians 4:11-12(NKJV) 11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of
the body of Christ,
Friends and Partners in the Kingdomof God’s ministry,
greet you in the most precious name of Jesus. Praying that you will rise up to
your full potential in HIM and make an impact in this world, especially in
times of great trouble and darkness like now.
banks and nations are collapsing. Millions have lost their jobs. The whole
world is in utter darkness. A devastating storm has hit the nations. What shall
want to draw our example from Paul and the situation he was in. At the time
when Paul was a prisoner and when there were Jewish men who have bound
themselves with an oath to kill Paul and until then they will neither drink nor
eat. It was about that time The Father spoke to Paul about what HE was going to
do in Rometogether with Paul.
Acts 23:11(NKJV) 11But the
following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Be of
good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome..”
When the whole
world is in chaos The Father wants to influence and transform this world
through His sons [both men and women of God are sons]. When the enemy of our
souls is committed to destroy us, God again and again speaks [directly and
through HIS obedient servants] to us and confirms of what HE wants to do
Paul was on
his way to Romeas a prisoner on a ship. There were
sailors, soldiers, other prisoners with him on the same ship. The ship was on
its way to Rome. On the way the ship that Paul was in
was caught in a terrible storm. All the sailors, soldiers and prisoners were in
the same ship that was caught in the storm. As we are in the same “storm” that
has hit the world right now.
As Paul has a
mission to work in Rometogether with the Father, we too have
a mission to work together with the Father in the nations. But it looked like
the storm is going to destroy everything that Paul needs to go to Rome. Yes the
storm did destroy the ship but Paul did go to Romeand fulfil the Purpose of The Father.
In the same way you too will fulfil the Father’s purpose in the nations of the
Acts 27:20-25(NKJV) 20Now when neither
sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest beat on us, all hope that we would be saved was finally given up. 21 But after
long abstinence from food, then Paul stood in the midst of them and said, “Men, you should have listened to me, and not have sailed
from Crete and incurred this disaster and loss. 22 And now I urge
you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the
ship. 23 For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to
whom I belong and whom I serve, 24 saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul;
you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who
sail with you.’ 25 Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that
it will be just as it was told me.
Acts 27:33-38(NKJV) 33And as day was
about to dawn, Paul implored them all to take food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day you have waited and continued
without food, and eaten nothing. 34 Therefore I urge you to take
nourishment, for this is for your survival, since not a hair will fall from the
head of any of you.” 35 And
when he had said these things, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the
presence of them all; and when he had broken it he began to eat. 36 Then they were all encouraged, and also took food themselves. 37 And in all we were two hundred and seventy-six persons on the ship. 38 So when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship and threw out the wheat
into the sea.
During this time of darkness or storm we need to
hear from The Father and speak the “Now” word to those around us who have given
up hope and encourage them to live. Read the example of Paul please.
dear friends, let us go out of our comfort zones and seek and find [as the
Spirit of God directs us] and speak words of life and hope into those who are
the peace and righteousness of God continue to rule in you.
pray for our coming ministries.
6/4/2009to 13/4/2009in Surabaya
15/4/2009Visiting Pastors of small churches
[Kedah] to encourage.
to 22/4/2009visiting leaders of small ministries and pastors of small churches to encourage
[Kelantan and Trengganu –West Malaysia]
to 17/4/2009 Camp at Bandung–Indonesia
21/4/2009Emmanuel Word Centre –Kulim –Kedah
to 1/6/2009 Youth Camp –CharismaticChurchof Penang
18/6/2009Emmanuel Word Centre –Kulim –Kedah
to 5/7/2009[Chieng Mai, Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Thai] North Thailand
to 30/8/2009 Thiruchi, Cochin, Kodanad [TamilNadu and Kerala]
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