To the GateWay family
Hallelujah, Praise God! What a tremendous start to 2020. It was incredible to be together in Prayer and Fasting during January and experience such spiritual blessing. Whether you were able to get to one of the meetings in the church building or joined with us in prayer from your home, we know that you will have experienced God in deeper intimacy. Thank you for being a part.
One of the pictures that came through to the church as we fasted and prayed was that of a volcano and how a volcano can be in a dormant state, or blowing out steam or erupting and overflowing. It has been pointed out that there is a godly potential within all of us, a potential that can bubble up and overcome our limitations and impact the environment around us! What a picture of hope to the hopeless, God can stir up life into the dormant volcanoes!
This year 2020, brings a great anticipation that this will be the year of ‘blossoming’. As a church we have read through Haggai and can see that God’s will is to restore, not to what was, but to even better! Isn’t it incredible to think when we offer God that which is broken or even appears to be dead He can take the natural and bring the supernatural. In Number 17 vs 8 it talks of the rod of Aaron, this rod that was dead, with no life, not only came to life but it also produced ‘mature’ fruit!
Numbers 17:8 (NKJV) Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses went into the tabernacle of witness, and behold, the rod of Aaron, of the house of Levi, had sprouted and put forth buds, had produced blossoms and yielded ripe almonds.
There are several verses which I believe God continues to highlight, one of those verses being Philippians 4 vs 8 “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things”.
God, in this verse, isn’t encouraging us to be unrealistic or ignore difficulties, (the previous verses deal with how we bring those things which cause us distress to Him) but we are to put our trust in Him who is able, our hope must be placed in Him and what He is saying. This is a choice we make daily, to trust in what God says or to focus on what our situations, our circumstances or sometimes even our own doubt and confused mind says to us!
Believe, hold onto the truth of His words, believe that God believes in you. He loves you with a joy and passion, He is singing over you; put your hand in His.
Pastors Marty and Rebeca
Gateway Elim Church is an Elim Pentecostal Church that seeks to reach and share the good news about Jesus Christ with the people of Yate and the surrounding area. Our desire is to see many people experience the joy of having a personal relationship with Jesus and living according to His Word (the Bible).
Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance Registered Charity: 251549