Dear PTH Friends,
Does it seem like our world is spiritually deflated? Like the wind has been knocked out of it in some fashion? Truth is, a slow leak eventually reaps the same result as a gaping breach.
What answer do we have to “inflate” the world? … Puff it up, so to speak? What solution is there to establish a spiritual form for a deflating world? The world’s view would be to “work up” a solution – to fix it with knowledge, etc. However, God has a divine plan! It doesn’t require our knowledge, but it does require a yielded heart. Otherwise, we are just inflating / puffing up in our own understanding. “We know that ‘We all possess knowledge.’ But knowledge puffs up while love builds up” (1 Cor. 8:1b).
Love and the very breath of our Living God! That’s what will bring spiritual order to our world… to our everyday lives! It is His world and we ought to be excited to be established according to His plan! He already tells us in His word: “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord Almighty” (Zech. 4:6b). The greek word for breath refers to spirit or wind. Yes, the very wind of God, the breath of His Spirit! That is what is needed for our … His world.
So what does this entail for Point To Hope? This next year of 2015, the word the Lord gave Nancy was: “Raise the War Cry! God’s Redemptive Rest.” It seems like a bit of a spiritual conflict to talk about Love, War, & Rest in the same concept. Yet, a deeper application of “War Cry” means: wailing, shouting, shouting with joy, clanging, lamenting, etc. This is what soldiers do when entering battle! We are in His army! He will defeat the enemy; We have to show up and yield to the wind of His Spirit.
Yes, War and Love do go together because the Lord is not willing that any perish! (Matt. 18:14). Below you will find a few updates and prayer requests for Point To Hope Ministries!
On December 26, 2014, Nancy and I (Sarah) will be heading to Washington DC. We will be going to the gates of some embassies because the Lord is beckoning a call to those countries. At this point, the Lord has not confirmed the specific embassies, but we will be listening to His Spirit and following His leading. More to come later …. we are just as excited to hear what He has to say and what countries He is calling PTH to.
In January and February, Nancy and various PTH team members will begin the 2015 year in Georgia and South Carolina. There are numerous meetings, gatherings, and churches on the schedule, so please see the website for details: www.pointtohope.org
Point To Hope will also be hosting a PTH Holy Spirit Encounter Conference; Jan. 22-24, 2015, in Grovetown, GA. Theme: “Raise the War Cry! God’s Redemptive Rest.” There will be 12 workshop speakers, and Nancy Haney will be the keynote speaker each evening session. It will be powerful and you won’t want to miss it! Again, check the website for details.
Lastly, I want to thank you for your faithfulness to pray for this ministry! God has been faithful in every circumstance and He has proved Himself again and again … All glory and honor is due to Jesus! Thank God for His grace and mercy. As the Lord continues to reveal His plans for this ministry, please be lifting up Nancy Haney. She has shared testimonies about her health issues these last few years and how the Lord continues to sustain and strengthen her. Still, this last year has held more challenges for her physically. Please continue to uphold her with your prayers.
I want to leave you with this prayer strategy the Lord gave Nancy:
– Place a Hedge of Protection: start praying a hedge of protection (Job 1:9)
-Declare A Bulwark: bulwark is a wall of protection – pray it around yourself and others. (Ps. 91:4)
Set A Wall of Fire; protection (Zech 2:5)
ASK God: ask for angels to attend to you; ministering angels
-Communion: do this in remembrance of ME: take communion daily and leave nothing to chance (Mk 14:22, 23)
Raise the War Cry! (Isaiah 8:9a)
Blessings to all,
PTH Prayer Facilitator