27 May 2011
Dear Friends and Partners,
We greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and we trust that all is well with you and that you are being blessed abundantly.
As we prepared to write this letter, we were reminded of a particular passage of scripture that applies to all of us as children of God. Paul, the apostle, wrote to encourage the Corinthian church by reminding them of the teachings that they had received:
“But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no. For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes and no, but is yes in Him. For as many as may be the promises of God, in Him they are yes; wherefore also by Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us” (2 Corinthians 1:18-20 NASV).
Our encouragement to all of us today is that we must take the limits off God. We know that He is unlimited, but when we have a wrong understanding of His promises, in effect we limit Him. Most of us have been taught that God has essentially two answers when we go to Him to ask for His promises: “Yes” and “No.” If what Paul said is true, in reality there is only one answer that God can give when we ask for His promise and that is “Yes.” John wrote,
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will (His Word is His will – our comment), He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (1 John 5:14&15 NKJV).
We have truly watched the promises of God come to pass in our lives in these past few months to the point of almost being overwhelmed. He restored everything that the enemy stole from our daughter when she was attacked. His presence has been so very, very, real in the face of the trials that have come our way and we have come to a new appreciation of the promise He gave when He said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5 NKJV).
We have just concluded our first trip to Canada for 2011. What a glorious time we had with the churches in the region of Gatineau, Quebec. God knows how to open the heavens and pour out the blessings of the Kingdom on His children and that is exactly what we experienced in the past few weeks. We ministered to nine churches, three of which we had never ministered to before.
In a few days we will be returning to Canada to begin an almost three week excursion across Quebec and into New Brunswick as well as crossing the U.S. border into Maine. We will begin with the Camp de L’Arche conference in St-Elzear, Quebec and end with Chapelle Evangelique in Granby, Quebec.
Until our next opportunity to greet you, please remember that our prayer for you is that you are blessed “…exceedlingly abundantly above all that (you) ask or think, according to the power that works in (you)” (Ephesians 3:20 NKJV).
Eugene & Sherry