20 May 2013
Dear Friends and Partners,
In recent days, God has been speaking to our hearts about confidence in Him. The apostle Paul wrote to the Philippian church and encouraged them with these words, “…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ…” (Philippians 1:6 NKJV). As the Lord has spoken to us, He has emphasized three areas in which we can be confident: (1) the Power of God, (2) the Promises of God, and (3) the Purposes of God.
Concerning the “Power of God,” there is to be no limit. There is also no limit to what He can and will do in the lives of those who believe. In Isaiah 40, the prophet wrote these words,
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those, who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:28-31 NKJV).
In confronting the “Promises of God,” there are to be no exceptions. His promises are certain and the person who believes can be assured that God will do what He says He will do. Paul assures us again with these words, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us” (2 Corinthians 1:20 NKJV). It is amazing to us that every area of life is covered by the promises of God: sin is overcome, the power of evil is defeated, provision is made, healing is provided as well as every other need of our lives.
In fulfilling the “Purposes of God,” there is to be no failure. His purposes for the lives of all of us will ultimately come to pass. Remember the verse we began with in this letter, “…He who has begun a good work in you will complete it…”
Having written the paragraphs above, we want you to know that we all have an integral part to play in seeing the “Power,” the “Promises,” and the “Purposes” of God released. Our part is to believe. Believe that God has already accomplished everything through Jesus, for when He said, “It is finished,” the work was complete. Full salvation was made available for us.
The past few weeks have been very fruitful and fulfilling to us. We were privileged to speak at the conference for the Ontario (Canada) churches and ministries affiliated with Global Christian Ministries Forum. It is always good to see that God is speaking the same things to His church around the world. God is not changing, but His methods of dealing with His church are changing.
The next few weeks of ministry will take us back to Canada and into the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick as well as the State of Maine. You will see from our calendar that we will be quite busy. We ask that you keep us lifted up to God in prayer as we minister to God’s people. While in Quebec, we will not only be speaking in several churches but we will also be commissioning one of our dear friends, David Hibbert, into a new area of apostolic ministry. John Eckhardt, another friend and associate, will be joining us in that commissioning service. Upon leaving Quebec, we will be speaking in John’s church, Family Christian Fellowship, in Topsham, Maine. After a few days at home, Eugene will be traveling to New Brunswick (Canada) to speak at the Maranatha Family Campmeeting in Wickham as well the Graduation service for the Bible school associated with the church. Before returning to Florida, he will speak at additional churches in Maine.
God has blessed us tremendously over these last few months and we attribute it, not only to His faithfulness to His Word, but also to those of you who have been faithful to intercede with God on our behalf. We also want to thank you how have blessed us financially so that can continue to do the work of ministry. You are loved and appreciated.
Eugene & Sherry