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Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter March

Dear Partner

One of my greatest joys is to pray for my Partners. I fully understand what Paul meant when he wrote in Philippians 1:3-5,

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.

Look at verse 5 in the Amplified Version,

[I thank my God] for your fellowship (your sympathetic cooperation and contributions and partnership) in advancing the good news (the Gospel) from the first day [you heard it] until now.

Partners who cooperate and contribute in advancing the Gospel!

God has called Janine and me to preach and teach this Gospel of our Lord Jesus far and wide using whatever means possible. There are so many people still to hear the Good News and we will never stop as long as there is one more person to get saved.

Paul tells us in Romans 10:13-15

For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent?

For people to be saved, they have to believe. In order to believe they have to hear the Word of God. And it is the preached Word. And we can preach that Word because we are sent.

Senby who?

Firstly, it is the call of God…but secondly, it is our Partners who send us!

We get to do what we do because of your faithfulness and commitment to this ministry.

This is why we pray for our Partners EVERY day!

I want to see the manifestation of the promise of God in your life that Paul gave his partners in Philippians 4:19,

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

I truly believe that our Partners are blessed beyond measure!

Paul told his partners in Philippians 1:7 (KJV),

Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

I want you to be aware that as you partner with us, the same grace and anointing that flows through us is available to you.

Even Jesus said in Matthew 10:41,

He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward.

You get the same reward that we do for whatever is accomplished through this ministry.

Janine and I stand in agreement with the Word of God and with you that as our Partners you will see greater and greater manifestations of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with increase and multiplication beyond anything that you have ever imagined!

As you sow your seed this month, as a declaration of faith, say out loud, “I am blessed! I am partaker of Grace. I am a part of contributing to the advancing of the Gospel. I believe that all my needs are supplied according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!”

Now go ahead and give a shout of praise!

This is our year of Great Beginnings!

We love you…Jesus is Lord,

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Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter December

Dear Partner

As we launch into 2018 I hear the Lord saying that we can look forward to and expect

GREAT BEGINNINGS!

We read about Isaac in Genesis 26:1-6:

There was a famine [lack] in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.2 Then the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. 4 And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed, all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; 5 because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”

It is interesting to see that during a time of famine, lack and shortage God gives Isaac a promise that He will look after him and his family and that He would increase him. What is even more interesting is that God does not say it is because Isaac has earned or deserves it. Our Father says that He is blessing Isaac because Abraham had obeyed God.

Now take note that God had not given Abraham the ten commandments or any of the laws that He would give through Moses. So, what impressed God then? We are told in Galatians 3:6,

…just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

God had made a covenant with Abraham, and Abraham chose to believe God. How simple is that? It is our choice to believe God and in so doing we choose His blessing and choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19).

Paul also instructs us in Galatians 3:16,

Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.


God sealed the covenant with Jesus. Praise God! I may have failed God and our covenant many times, but Jesus never has! Our Father will always honour His covenant with Jesus. Now the Good News for those who have received Jesus as their Lord and Saviour is given in Galatians 3:29,

And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
DID YOU GET THAT?

God blessed Isaac because Abraham believed, and Isaac was Abraham’s seed. Praise God…so are you!! As an heir according to the promise I can call on the same blessing. Look what happened in Genesis 26:12-13,

Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. 13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous.

Remember our promise, Great Beginnings. Sometimes people become discouraged because they have not seen the promise of God in great manifestation. But I can guarantee you that God has begun to prosper you. The key is to stay consistent. Through our faithfulness to His Word and His commitment to His covenant with us through Jesus Christ we will continue prospering. And as long as we continue prospering, we too will become very prosperous.

The main key here is BEGIN. I heard the Lord breathe this in my spirit, “2018 – No More Waiting”. Let’s believe God, obey His commandment of love and BEGIN!

As you sow your covenant seed this month, trust God for Great Beginnings in your life. What promises have you received from God? Say this, “I believe I have received the promises of God. I am Christ’s and an heir according to the promise. I receive my hundredfold harvest, in the Name of Jesus. I have begun to prosper, continue prospering and am very prosperous.”

Now, begin to praise Him!

Janine and I declare over you and your family a Very Blessed New Year and continue to pray for you every day in agreement with you.

We love you…Jesus is Lord,

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Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter November

Dear Partner

Here we are at the end of another great year with our Lord. We began 2017 with Him calling us to Walk With Him and to Work With Him…and we would see Heaven Invading Earth.

James tells us in his letter James 4:8,

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

If we have ever not experienced the presence of God, it has not been on His part. As we read through the Word of God, we will see time and time again that God is constantly visiting, reaching, calling out, inviting man into His presence. In fact, the very existence of the Word of God is proof of this.

We would not even be aware of the existence of God if He did not tell us about Himself. It was His idea to visit Abram in Genesis 12:1-2,

Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.”

And again, in Genesis 17:1-2,

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

Almighty God…that is El Shaddai. The great God who protects, holds safe, nurtures, feeds and watches over you!

God’s great desire is for us to know Him. His greatest desire is to be believed! We are told in Hebrews 11:6,

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

As this year draws to a close, I encourage you…keep walking with God.

It is not a hard, laborious chore. It is not something that should bring pressure and concern. Jesus said in Matthew 11:30,

            For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

This does not mean that there will not always be a lot to do for Him. What it does tell me is that if I am taking heavy strain then I have not been walking with Him and have been trying to do things in my own might. Worry, concern, anxiety, stress are all symptoms of fear. If I have experienced any of these then that would tell me that I have not drawn into the love of God. John reminds us in 1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.

Remember, he said in 1 John 4:16,

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:28-29,

Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

There have been some great challenges this year…and maybe the enemy has tried to bring doubt to our thinking. Instead of thinking on those things, as we head towards the New Year, take time to spend with your Heavenly Father. Draw into the precious presence of Jesus. Look back and recall all the great things where and times that you were aware of the presence of God and where you saw Him move in your life. Celebrate His goodness!

Know God loves you…Believe His Love…and you will see that you did indeed experience Heaven on Earth!

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

Have a VERY blessed Christmas…and an Awesome 2018.

Jesus is Lord,

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Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter September

Dear Partner

After having made the ultimate sacrifice on the cross, paying for our sins and rising from the dead, opening the way for us to receive eternal life and be reconciled with our heavenly Father, Jesus gave this outstanding command in Mark 16:15,

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

I am sure at the time, with their limited technology, it must have sounded like a HUGE undertaking.

When one studies the travels of Paul, it is amazing how much distance he covered using very basic modes of transport. Some of their critics talked about them turning the world upside down (Acts 17:6). In truth, the disciples were teaching how to turn the world the right way up again. Paul tirelessly travelled across continents, planting churches and revisiting them to teach. Much of his travels would take days, if not months, to get to where he needed to be.

Looking at the immense work that he accomplished in his lifetime, I heard someone once comment, “Can you imagine what Paul would have got done if he had a Jet plane and a laptop.”

Fast forward to today…we have the technology available. Never before has it been easier and quicker to reach a multitude of people. When I think of our television programme, Wisdom For Life, I am still amazed at how many people have been impacted by the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through this powerful medium. The millions touched and changed; saved, healed, delivered and transformed!

I consider it an extreme privilege and honour that the Lord has called us to minister through this awesome avenue and that He has granted us His grace to achieve great things through it.

I heard a man of God say that Television wrote the book on “Expensive”. It sounded like a humorous statement until we launched into this great call. I was surprised at how much it took to broadcast a programme of high quality 5 days a week as we do.

I was even more amazed at how our God, according to His covenant promise, has always supplied every need when we needed it (2 Corinthians 9:8, Philippians 4:19). We have the most amazing partners that He has brought alongside us to ensure that we can carry this out together. Janine and I are so blessed to celebrate and pray for our partners every day.

And so, it is with GREAT EXCITEMENT that we announce that it is time to take our programme to a new level.

Television has been fast moving to High Definition and we have wanted to convert our program to HD as well.

We have trusted our God for some time now to take this huge step of faith. Through the faithfulness of our partners, the diligence of our great team here at ABM and the patient walk of faith we are thrilled to announce that we are ready to launch our new look HD, Wisdom For Life.

We have been working tirelessly to make sure that we bring you exciting new content. You can look forward to the same power packed, spirit filled Word of God being taught…but with a refreshing new look.

Make sure you tune in on Monday, 30th October 2017, 6:30am on FBN, DSTV Channel 341 for the first of our new programs…and then watch Monday to Friday, 6:30am.

Thank you, Partners!

As you sow your seed this month, know that your offering is enabling us to take this powerful outreach tool to a whole new level. I believe that it is going to reach even more people than we ever have before…and there is a great reward in that for you too.

Declare this over your gift this month, “This seed is planting the Word of God in the heart of multitudes. My offering ensures that the Word of God can be taught further and more effective. Souls are saved and delivered. And I receive the harvest from my seed so that I am enriched for generosity (2 Corinthians 9:11).”

Let’s take this Gospel to the nations!

You are blessed.

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Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter August

Dear Partner

Jesus was having a conversation with a woman at a well in Samaria. After a brief interaction, she noted that she perceived Him to be a prophet, which led her to ask where was the correct place to worship God. Jesus responded that the physical location did not matter but said in John 4:23-24,

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

We recognise from this that our worship is far more than a ritual that we carry out in a specific place. We never have to be restricted in our worship of our Father. His desire is that we worship Him from our hearts; in spirit and in truth. It is about our attitude rather than a religious ritual.

It is interesting to note that when Abraham was taking his son, Isaac to be offered as a burnt sacrifice on Mount Moriah that he told the helpers with him in Genesis 22:5,

And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.”

One of the things to take note of is that there were no musical instruments and no choir. So, what was Abraham referring to? Worship, in its essence, is being obedient to God and His instructions.

What makes our singing worship? It is not that singing is called worship, but that worship is a response to God’s desire to be acknowledged and following His instructions as to how He prefers our singing. We are given insight into this in Psalm 100,

Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! 2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. 3 Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. 4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. 5 For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

The way into God’s manifested presence is through singing. In fact, the Word tells us in Psalms 22:3

But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.

How are we to praise Him? Again, God lets us know in Psalms 150,

Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! 2 Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! 3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp! 4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! 5 Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals! 6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!

To summarise…if it makes a noise, use it to praise God. God enjoys it when we let Him know how much He means to us.

It is amazing to see how many people will scream and shout, jump up and down and cheer when their favourite sport team does well on a field. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that. However, Jesus has done SO MUCH MORE than any sport team has ever done for us!

He conquered sin and death so that we could have life. He made the ULTIMATE sacrifice so that we get to enjoy being in the presence of our Heavenly Father now and for eternity. Now that deserves a shout of praise!!

When you sow your seed this month, let it be a declaration of praise. Say out loud, “This is my sacrifice of praise to You, my God. You have been so good to us! You are great and I praise You according to Your excellent greatness.”

We love you dearly and pray for you every day.

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GREAT NEWS!! Mark your calendar for 31 October 2017. We are launching our HD new look studio with exciting fresh and new content! Make sure that you tune in on FBN, DSTV channel 341. We will let you know more in subsequent letters.

This was made possible because of great partners! THANK YOU!!

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