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Partner Letter December

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Dear Partner

As we launch into 2018 I hear the Lord saying that we can look forward to and expect

GREAT BEGINNINGS!

We read about Isaac in Genesis 26:1-6:

There was a famine [lack] in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.2 Then the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. 4 And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed, all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; 5 because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”

It is interesting to see that during a time of famine, lack and shortage God gives Isaac a promise that He will look after him and his family and that He would increase him. What is even more interesting is that God does not say it is because Isaac has earned or deserves it. Our Father says that He is blessing Isaac because Abraham had obeyed God.

Now take note that God had not given Abraham the ten commandments or any of the laws that He would give through Moses. So, what impressed God then? We are told in Galatians 3:6,

…just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

God had made a covenant with Abraham, and Abraham chose to believe God. How simple is that? It is our choice to believe God and in so doing we choose His blessing and choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19).

Paul also instructs us in Galatians 3:16,

Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.


God sealed the covenant with Jesus. Praise God! I may have failed God and our covenant many times, but Jesus never has! Our Father will always honour His covenant with Jesus. Now the Good News for those who have received Jesus as their Lord and Saviour is given in Galatians 3:29,

And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
DID YOU GET THAT?

God blessed Isaac because Abraham believed, and Isaac was Abraham’s seed. Praise God…so are you!! As an heir according to the promise I can call on the same blessing. Look what happened in Genesis 26:12-13,

Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. 13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous.

Remember our promise, Great Beginnings. Sometimes people become discouraged because they have not seen the promise of God in great manifestation. But I can guarantee you that God has begun to prosper you. The key is to stay consistent. Through our faithfulness to His Word and His commitment to His covenant with us through Jesus Christ we will continue prospering. And as long as we continue prospering, we too will become very prosperous.

The main key here is BEGIN. I heard the Lord breathe this in my spirit, “2018 – No More Waiting”. Let’s believe God, obey His commandment of love and BEGIN!

As you sow your covenant seed this month, trust God for Great Beginnings in your life. What promises have you received from God? Say this, “I believe I have received the promises of God. I am Christ’s and an heir according to the promise. I receive my hundredfold harvest, in the Name of Jesus. I have begun to prosper, continue prospering and am very prosperous.”

Now, begin to praise Him!

Janine and I declare over you and your family a Very Blessed New Year and continue to pray for you every day in agreement with you.

We love you…Jesus is Lord,

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