Loving greetings from the Valley of Angels!
We are so grateful to our Father for his mighty holy hosts! Just this morning we were able to send our quarterly letter to the post office with prayers for the angels to accompany each and every envelope to get it to its destination in God’s time, and that each of the recipients would open and read it. It contains a very important announcement that we made in our service last Friday night on our YouTube channel. If you didn’t hear it, you can go back and listen to it. It’s very exciting!
And for those of you who receive the quarterly letter by email, it will be going out next week. If you aren’t on that list to receive it, it’s not too late to get on it. If you go to the bottom of the email that you received for this prayer letter (or at the bottom of any email from us), you will see the words Update Profile. When you click on that, it will take you to a webpage with some instructions on it. When you click the submit button, it will send you an email that gives you an explanation of all of our email lists and a link to update your profile. That will take you to another webpage that will allow you to choose which lists you want to receive as well as give you an opportunity to update your address and phone number. There are five lists to choose from, so you can choose any or all of them. One of them is the quarterly letter.
It’s time for change!
A couple of weeks ago we were in The Glory Barn in Branson, Missouri. They had lots of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters (change) on the floor at the front. It’s a prophetic sign that they are open for God to change things. Of course this doesn’t necessarily translate well into other languages because it’s a double meaning in English. The Bible has some passages with double meanings that don’t necessarily make sense to us in English, but they make perfect sense in Hebrew or Greek.
But the point here is that it is time for change! Sometimes change is difficult. Sometimes we don’t understand why God leads us to change direction, or change timing, or change focus.
This is where trust comes in. It is abiding faith. Binding means you live there! We live in a place called faith and trust!
The longer we walk with the Lord, the more we can depend on His faithfulness, even when we don’t hear His voice or understand what is happening. But we have walked with Him long enough to know without a shadow of a doubt that Romans 8:28 is truth! “And we know that all things work together for them that called according to His purpose.”
Lots of Change
The last few weeks have been punctuated with change. The announcement that we made Friday night and put in the quarterly letter spells out a significant change. It’s a wonderful change, inspired by Heaven!
Change for the World Convention
Another significant change is that we are looking for a new venue for our World Convention for 2020. We will announce it soon, but just know that change is in the offing. We don’t plan to be in Springdale, Arkansas for our annual event. Please keep us in prayer as we seek the Lord‘s guidance for His Gathering of Handmaidens and Servants!
December 28 through January 1 is our annual Generation Awakening youth event. The details are on our website. If you know anyone ages 15 through 30, encourage them to sign up.
Equipping for Change
We have also made arrangements to have an equipping event March 25-27, 2020, with Dr. Tony Kemp. Mark it on your calendar and plan to be with us. We are expecting a glory outpouring!
Change of Address and a Change of Appearance
Sometimes change is difficult and painful. Just this week our faithful End-Time Servant, Irvin Kalland, age 89, slipped away to Glory. Some of you may remember his wife, Shirley, who has been waiting for him in heaven for some years now. She was also a very faithful End-Time Handmaiden. And their daughter, Sandy, has been faithfully carrying the responsibility for our ministry team at the World Convention for some years now. Please keep their family in your prayers as they transition through his change of address. Irvin has changed from an 89-year-old body to a spiritual body in his prime, and he was met at the gates by a lovely young Shirley and a host of other friends and loved ones who are enjoying the glories of heaven in their youthful forms.
It’s Time for Change
I am reminded of a little chorus that the Lord gave to Sister Gwen twenty years ago: It’s time for change! It’s time for change! Things will never be the same. It’s time for change! I’s time for change! Prepare your heart for change!
Certainly every generation has multiple opportunities to experience change. One of my favorite sayings is, “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape!“
Sometimes we groan within ourselves for change, and then sometimes we groan as change comes. But the more we press into the Presence of God, the more we will be changed into His image from glory to glory. In times of uncertainty, we have this certainty: His faithfulness never changes.
Keeping your eyes focused on the Lord and allowing His Spirit to pray through you will keep you abiding in His secret place where you will remain secure even though all kinds of changes are happening all around you. you remain untouched and unmoved because of His everlasting arms underneath you. Romans 12 is full of points to ponder for the renewing of our minds in the process of presenting our bodies a living sacrifice to the Lord. Verse twelve contains exhortations that come to mind in this context of change: “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.”
Arm yourself with these truths to prepare your heart. We don’t know what kind of change tomorrow will bring, but we know that we are seated in heavenly places in Christ, the unchanging One!
Thank you for standing with us as we face changes together, being transformed by the renewing of our minds to prove what the will of God is. I love how the passion translation puts it. “Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” Romans 12:2 TPT*
Your handmaiden and servant, Sharon and Philip *https://www.bible.com/1849/rom.12.2.tpt