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Partner Letter

Partner Letters from Dr Allan Bagg

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Partner Letter May 2016

Dear Partner

If all we had for our information was the media and what people are saying, one could be very worried. It seems that there are so many serious problems in the world today…wars, political turmoil, financial stresses, serious diseases, lawlessness, corruption running rampant…the list seems to go on and on. I heard someone ask the other day, “What next…I feel so helpless?”

The good news is that the media and the fears of people are not our only source of information. We have a much higher report. Jesus said in John 16:33,

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

Yes, we may see these things happening around us, but we do not allow them to affect us. If you are born again you are in Jesus and in Him you have peace.

Not only that, Jesus has given us authority over circumstances. He told us in Matthew 16:19,

And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven [authority], and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

We have been given the responsibility for ensuring that the will of God be done on this earth...and Jesus said that we do that through prayer (Matthew 6:10). Now, more than ever before, I hear the Holy Spirit calling us to take up our places and to bring our part in praying.

Someone may say, “But I don’t know what to pray for”.

Paul told us in Romans 8:26,

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Notice that he said we do not know what we should pray for as we supposed to. That is because very often we allow our worries and concerns to influence what we say and ask for. We think we know what the solution should be and can very likely pray incorrectly contrary to God’s will.

However, when I allow the Holy Spirit to guide my prayer, I pray His perfect will. He knows exactly what needs to be said and will prompt us with these prayers in our hearts. Paul teaches us that these intercessions are with groanings which cannot be uttered. In other words, they are not an intelligible human language. This talks about praying in your heavenly prayer language, or praying in tongues. He wrote in his letter 1 Corinthians 14:14-15,

For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit [tongues], and I will also pray with the understanding [my earthly language]. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.

If you are not yet praying in your heavenly prayer language, find a spirit-filled believer who is and ask them to pray for and with you to step into this wonderful way of praying. The Holy Spirit already lives in your heart…all that needs to happen now is to receive by faith.

As we pray under His guidance, we are praying God’s perfect will and He is able to answer His own prayer that He has given us to pray on the earth.

I believe that as Christians around the world unite this way, we will see the forces of darkness pushed back and a great outpouring of God’s Spirit fall on multitudes as revival sweeps this land.

You and I together are in partnership to see multitudes hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and to come to Him as their Saviour.

And remember, we pray for you this way every day!

You are blessed!

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Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter March 2016

Dear Partner

This is the season that we remember THE GREATEST gift EVER given to mankind. When our loving heavenly Father, in His great mercy, reached out to us and gave His only Son to be propitiation for our sins. We read in John 3:16 that this was an outpouring of His love,

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

There is no greater demonstration of love. Jesus said in John 15:13,

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

Not only did He lay down His life for us, He paid the supreme sacrifice for our sins. So much so that, because of His awesome love, we were raised to life and seated with Him in heavenly places. Ephesians 2:4-6,

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

This is the Gospel message. We are now a blessed family of God called to be a blessing to the nations of this world. Galatians 3:8-9,

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.

Paul told us in Galatians 3:13-14 that this was what we received when Jesus went to the cross for you and me,

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Our greatest calling is to be able to take this great Gospel message to the world. Paul encouraged Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:8-9,

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, 9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.

Together we are able to do this. We may not suffer the same way that Paul did through beatings and imprisonment, but sometimes people may try to make us seem foolish for having chosen to walk with Jesus. WE WILL NEVER BE ASHAMED!

Know this…you chose to follow Jesus…He called you with a holy calling. Not only that; He gives you the grace to walk in His purpose.

That’s why we are called together in partnership…to walk together as one. To uphold each other in prayer. To support the work of God where someone else might not be able to. Through your seeds of love we are able to continue more powerfully than ever before.

Janine and I love you dearly and pray for you every day. I know that you are strong in the Lord and power of His grace manifests in your life in greater and greater measures.

Let’s always remember…no matter what we are going through… He endured more than we could ever imagine because of His great love for us. There is no greater love!

You are blessed!

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Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter February 2016

Dear Partner

What a privilege it is to be alive today. The psalmist writes in Psalms 118:24 (ESV),

            “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

No matter what the enemy has tried to do to bring you down. No matter what went wrong yesterday, it is a new day. We read in Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV),

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

If we would learn to trust the Lord and to receive His abounding grace, we have a new opportunity every day to walk in the bounty of His goodness. The devil would love to remind you of your past. Yet God has a greater instruction in Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV),

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

That speaks of Great Provision in the middle of lack. In praying for this new year I heard the word of the Lord for our partners;

GREAT PROVISION – GREAT ACCELERATION – GREAT GROWTH

I believe the Lord is wanting to do a quick work. What would have taken ten years can happen in one. What would have taken a year will be just a few months. I see months becoming two weeks! We read in Amos 9:13,

“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, “When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.”     

Look at the same verse in the New Living Translation,

“The time will come,” says the Lord, “when the grain and grapes will grow faster than they can be harvested. Then the terraced vineyards on the hills of Israel will drip with sweet wine!"

I really like the way it is written in the Message Translation,

"Yes indeed, it won't be long now." God's Decree. "Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won't be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills."

We have all faced some really serious challenges. But like Paul wrote in Philippians 3:12-15,

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Let's keep moving forward with great faith. In expectation make room for great growth! Remember the words of Isaiah 54:2-3,

“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. 3 For you shall expand to the right and to the left.”

My mandate from our Lord is to teach you the Word of God for you to prepare your gear for great accelerated growth and provision. I am excited to see what is about to take place in your life.

As you sow your seed this month, declare, "This is my year of GREAT PROVISION – GREAT ACCELERATION - GREAT GROWTH."

Janine and I come into agreement with your confession. We still pray for you every day and are expectant to hear your awesome testimony.

Remember, Life is a choice - choose Life.

You are blessed!

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Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter December 2015

Dear Partner

SUPERNATURAL MANIFESTATIONS – SUPERNATURAL VICTORIES

What an awesome year this has been! We have heard testimony after wonderful testimony of how our awesome God has delivered so many people. I remember at the beginning of this year when I announced by the Spirit of the Lord that this would be a year of great victories; I realised that victories come with a battle. And the Lord prepared us. Remember Jesus told us in John 16:33,

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

He warned us that we were going to experience challenges, but to not allow that to steal our joy. We were to remember that He has already overcome the world. I believe John recalled these words when he wrote in 1 John 5:4-5

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

If you are born again, John included you as an overcomer! Maybe someone said, “I don’t feel like an overcomer”. That’s the awesome thing. It does not depend on our feelings or even our ability. John went on to say in verse 5,

Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God? That qualifies you! Now all we need to do is step into that victory. How? By faith (1 John 5:4).

I don’t have to feel it or even see it. Remember Hebrews 11:1,

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

All we need to know is that God has said it. Again, Romans 10:17,

 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Jesus said it. His witnesses confirmed it by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God has declared you an overcomer. Your and my responsibility is simply to believe it and to say it with our mouths. Paul taught us in 2 Corinthians 4:13,

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.

That’s the attitude of faith. Regardless of my circumstances or the lies that the enemy is throwing at us…we declare that we have the victory in the Name of Jesus.

Paul also wrote in Romans 10:8,

But what does it (the righteousness of faith-vs 6) say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach)

We boldly declare The Word of Faith. God said it…I believe it…I say it. That’s the process. That is our victory. Then stand firm and not be swayed. We continue doing the work of the Lord according to 1 Corinthians 15:57-58

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Let your seed this month be a declaration of victory, a celebration of our Lord’s mighty grace, a demonstration that you are standing strong and abounding in the work of our Lord. I am excited to hear your testimony of victory.

Janine and I love you dearly and pray for you every day.

You are blessed!

Jesus is Lord,

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P.S. Our Television HD upgrade is going well. I believe we have the full supply in the Name of Jesus!

Look out for our great “new look” programs coming up later in the New Y

Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter October

Dear Partner

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,  always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, 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.

That is how Paul opened his letter in Philippians 1:3-6. I have a sense of how he felt when he wrote those words, because it expresses how I feel about our partners.

This ministry succeeds to do what it does, firstly because of the call and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. And secondly, because we have faithful partners that earnestly pray for us regularly and give so generously so that we can accomplish what we do.

We have been commissioned by our Lord Jesus to proclaim His good news, the Gospel, as far and as wide as we can using the medium of television. When we launched in 2002 our program was one of the first in South Africa to air. I purposed in my heart that it would be a program of excellence that gave high quality teaching to the glory of our Lord using high quality equipment. Over the years we have grown wonderfully by our Lord’s grace.

Some of our partners, particularly those who have been faithfully walking with us over these many years, have noticed that some of our programs have been repeat broadcasts. This is because we have not been doing any studio recordings for some time. One of the reasons for this is that we are in the process of revamping our studio to give it a fresh and updated look. I think you are really going to like it when you see it.

Another reason is that we have felt that we do not want to continue recording using outdated Standard Definition (SD) equipment. We have used some of our cameras for MANY years now, trying to get the most out of them and they are really tired and worn out!

Much of television today has converted to HD (High Definition). And in keeping with my desire to present a program of quality that represents the excellence of our Lord, we have decided to upgrade our television recording equipment to HD.

This does come at quite a high price. The cost of the total upgrade is R 5 000 000 (Five Million Rand). I have heard someone say, “Television wrote the book on ‘Expensive’”.

However, here is the thing…we serve a BIG God. And He is well able to do exceedingly abundantly above what we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20).

When I think of all the countless lives that have been reached and saved for eternity from a horrific hell into the glorious Kingdom of our Lord Jesus, the cost of what we have done pales into insignificance. After all it cost the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation. There can be NO cost too great to continue proclaiming this good news to continue reaching the multitudes that still need to hear.

So I bring this to your attention to know where we are as a ministry. And I ask our partners to please come into agreement with Janine and me. We believe that this need has been met according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

I know that the many seeds that have been sown by our partners, and by us, manifests as a great harvest to ensure that we can begin the process of converting our equipment. Your seed has reached so many lives that I think we will only find out on the other side of eternity how much it meant.

Would you please join us in making the bold confession along with us, “We have our HD television equipment paid in full and debt free, in the name of Jesus”.

No matter what you believe God for…keep dreaming BIG.  Janine and I pray over you every day that your needs are met according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

We will keep you posted…we are broadcasting HD, in the Name of Jesus!

You are blessed!

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