New Beginnings

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

IT IS TIME FOR A NEW BEGINNING!!!

You have heard it said, “Good is the enemy of Great”
Israelites are a great example
Egyptians in slavery – Exodus 1:14  And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor. 
GOD SENDS MOSES––Exodus 3:8  So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.

GOD DELIVERS THEM WITH GREAT FAVOR – Exodus 12:36  And the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians. 

GOD PERFORMS MIRACLES
Crossing of Red Sea – Exodus 14:21-28
Bitter water to sweet – Exodus 15:23-25
Manna – Exodus 16:13-15 Everyday!

GOD ORDERS THEM TO GO POSSESS THE LAND  Deuteronomy 1:8 –  See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—to give to them and their descendants after them.’ 

OUT OF FEAR AND COMFORT, THEY STAYED WHERE THEY WERE
Deuteronomy 1:25-26  They also took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us; and they brought back word to us, saying, ‘It is a good land which the LORD our God is giving us.’   “Nevertheless you would not go up, but rebelled against the command of the LORD your God; 

A GREAT LEADER (MOSES) dies – Deuteronomy 34:5
Deuteronomy 34:7 –Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.
Deuteronomy 34:10-12 – no one has arisen since like Moses — more written about him than anyone but Jesus

ALL DIE OFF EXCEPT JOSHUA AND CALEB Num 14:30  Except for Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun, you shall by no means enter the land which I swore I would make you dwell in.

THIS WAS A GOOD TIME THEY HAD EXPERIENCED!!!

God begins the next chapter in their history with a simple sentence
Joshua 1:2 – Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel

JOSHUA TAKES OVER
Joshua 1:1-4  After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying:  “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel.  Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses.  From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. 

It was time to realize that while things had been really good, it was now time to move on!
Life is full of transitions – some of which we have control over and some of which we don’t Either way, we must realize, the past is behind us and God is calling us to move on
A good or a bad past – it is the past
 Philippians  3:13-14  I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus

       He has called us to arise TODAY and BEGIN FRESH!!
Isa 60:1  Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway

God desires us to walk in His best TODAY
Luke 15:22  But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet

3 THINGS THAT STOP US

1. Living in yesterday
2. Hanging onto things that are not of God
3. Walking in fear

Joshua 1:2-3Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, to the children of Israel.
Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

Isa 43:18  “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old.
Isa 43:19  Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year

Is it me or is time flying by. Seems like yesterday we were planning our year out and now we have completed another one and we would like to thank you for your partnership. Because of you many were saved, healed, free from demon oppression and stepped into the Great Exchange of who they are!

This year took us to Uganda with River of Hope. We held a pastors and children’s conference in Mohorro Uganda, which is in the northwest part of the country. Pastor Vincent and his pastors made us feel right at home and allowed us to pour into them and the children. We were especially excited to watch the young men and women minister to the youth, it was a great success!

Next we partnered with Gary and Jane Ann Casey, Gateway missions, Doug and Lisa Barber Loving People Enough Ministry, Tab Daniel, and Danny and Lea Cay Farr to Transnistria to help train pastors to do The Encounter the Cross. We have testimony at the end and my people were set free and healed. We were also blessed to preach in local churches and were able to see 25 people get saved and more set free. Pastor Yuri has a great work going on and Holy Spirit is moving.

Church on the Rock Trip, Jennifer and I , Gary and Jane Ann Casey, Paul and Lavila Henry, Janie Gomez, and Tom Dutton. We were able to preach in local churches and see Holy Spirit move in miracles, signs and wonders. One of the pastors received instant healing of deafness in her left ear; another man at the same meeting was in intense pain and was using a walker. God touched him, he set his walker to the side and ran 2 miles totally pain free. We had a great time and started new relationships with several new pastor and churches

Our last trip was to Colombia.  When we go to Colombia, we are going home and Pastor Leo and Maria Grisales always make us welcome. Gary Casey, Randy Voight, Ed Ainsworth, and myself held a pastors 2 day conference. We have really grown to love these men and women in Medellin. We expect to see the growth to continue as we are returning each year. Some great news; Leo got married to a beautiful young lady name Silvana Vives in December.  We are so excited for them and speak blessings on them.

We are planning for next year; keep us in your prayers as Holy Spirit guides us. We would like to thank you again for all of you support and prayers. As we go, you go, and all we touch, you touch! Thanks again and God bless!

LOVE Y’ALL
ROYCE & JENNIFER