Monthly Partner Letter – March 2017
Eternal Benefits of Partnership
Did you realize you are a person of privilege? You are, according to the word of God. Privilege is defined as a special right, advantage or immunity granted to a person or a group of people.
Are you receiving all your benefits? Benefits is defined as something that is advantageous or good, a payment or gift.
We see throughout the Bible that God set His people apart. I don’t think we see it more than in the story of the children of Israel and their departure from Egypt. God made a distinct difference between His people and Pharaoh’s people. He is the same God today.
1 Peter 2:9 says; But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
I love this scripture! We are a chosen people, chosen by God. A holy people….set apart unto Him and that comes with benefits and privileges. That’s good news!
Psalm 68:19 says; Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah
We serve a God who desires to daily load us with all His benefits. Those benefits include healing, health, prosperity, protection, restoration and soundness of mind, salvation for our children, to name a few…the list could go on and on.
However to enjoy these benefits we must first partner with God and His word. A partner is defined as one who partakes or shares with another; a partaker. To be a partaker of the promises of the word of God, you must first partner with God and His word.
In partnering with God and His word, you must then allow His word and His promises to be the final authority in your life in all things. As most of us know, His word can be logos or rhema words.
Logos is the written Word of God, the Bible as a whole, which is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). Rhema refers to the single promise or promises the Holy Spirit may bring to mind from the Word of God that we personally apply to our lives (Ephesians 6:17).
Many of us have received a rhema word from God, when we receive it, we literally partner with it and then we must apply the logos word of God to that promise and stand firm until we see the fulfillment of it.
Applying the Word of God is work, and praying it through is more work. But the rewards are eternal.
Scripture says it best. In his letter to the church in Ephesus, Paul wrote: Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
We must use every weapon available to us through the word of God. Those weapons include applying the word of God, prayer, praying in the spirit, fasting, worship, praise…this list is quite extensive and could go on and on. We must realize every weapon needed to obtain ultimate victory is available to us through Christ. Partnering with His word is the beginning of our victory.
There are privileges to partnership. This is a statement God has been speaking to me over and over again this week…Partnership has its privileges.
Partnering with God has its privileges. Partnering with His word has many benefits. And partnering together to do what God has called the church to do, has its privileges as well.
I love what Paul said ‘take all the help you can get, so that when it’s all over you will still be on your feet.’
That is our hearts prayer for you, our partners, for this year. That when its all over but the shouting, we will be standing firm together, partaking of all the privileges and benefits of partnering with God and partnering with one another. We thank God for you.
We are standing with you and we appreciate you more than words can say.
I thank God that this year we have already been able to give back MORE to our partners than ever before. With the prayer calls and the magazine, we are able to give more back to you and I pray that ‘giving back to you’ increases through the entire year. And I pray you are blessed by the Partner Prayer Call and the Deeper Still Magazine.
Be sure to take advantage of the magazine, print off the Psalm 91 prayer and pray it over your family daily. We are praying this word over you as well, frankly there has been more prayer over you and your family this year than ever before and we thank God for that!
We could not do all this without you! The value of what YOU are doing in the lives of others is beyond measure and eternal…and it is our humble privilege to give back to you.
This month as you give your monthly donation, know that we love you, appreciate you and thank God daily for you. Also, know that we thank God for your gift, we bless it and declare multiplication over it…may God give you the desires of your heart even this day. This is YOUR time of enlargement and we are enlarging together – that excites me tremendously.
Thank you for giving your best donation this month! Thank you for partnering with us. We are eternally thankful.