It is so hard to believe we are halfway through June already! Wow! And it is so amazing to see how hateful our nation has become! Since our last newsletter, to see the hatred towards our President, members of Congress, and the growing unrest in our communities tells me one thing: America needs Jesus now!
A Nation in Need
Regardless of your political affiliation, as a Christian, we have only one platform, and that is the Word of God! When we get to Heaven, we will not be asked if we were a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Independent or something else. Political party will not make a difference. But our relationship with Jesus or lack of will determine our outcome for eternity.
When I witness a so called famous comedian holding what depicts a decapitated, bloody head of our President and thinks it’s funny, it is obvious we are living in days of no restraint! Without restraint, we become a nation of no laws with utter chaos in the streets. This is the plan of the devil and he has people who are working for him who are working behind the scenes to with this goal in mind.
We who are called by His name, must pick up the Word of God and declare His will over America. We spoke in November at the polls and we must now continue to fight against rulers of darkness, principalities, evil spirit, and demonic forces. If we don’t take a stand, our nation can continue to slide backwards.
A Way of Escape
God has already given us the power to overcome. Now we must become active in following His Word for our nation. When temptation comes to a nation or a Christian, He always provides a way of escape.
1 Corinthians 10:13, “ No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
Temptation will come to a nation, and to us as Christians. But just because it comes, does not mean we have to give in to it. We can stand against it. We must remind ourselves that God is faithful! He will see us through, and He will give us an escape route to take, that will deliver us from the kingdom of darkness!
We must seek God, hear His directions, and then obey! When we do this, we will escape the plans of the enemy and come out victorious. Our destiny is complete in Him! We are His servants and should show the world what the true love of God is!!
The Love of God
Our nation, we as individuals need to receive and give to others the love God has shown to us! The Bible tells us that love never fails. It always is working to bring a Godly solution to every problem man faces. We have seen our nation for the past 8 years being led away from His love. Now we are seeing our nation being led to God! What a difference!
1 Corinthians 13:1-8, “1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.”
If we only walked in verses 4-6, that would be enough to change the world. To see people crying because they are not getting their way, and turning to violence, is so demonic. If you want to change something, then pray, seek God, and go vote when you are given the opportunity.
As Christians, we must take as stand for righteousness, God’s way of living! We must show our nation it needs to live in the parameters of the Word of God, and then God will bless America! Please stand with me and believe the move of God that has recently started in our nation, continues and that the Body of Christ will unite! Jesus said our love for one another would change the world! Let’s truly be world changers!!
Staten Island Food Outreach
We have some important news to share with you. As a ministry, we are doing our first food outreach in Staten Island, NY on Saturday, June 2th. The location will be at: Allied Manor, 800 Manor Street in Staten Island at 11:00 am.
We are partnering with New Beginnings Christian Church (NBCC) in Brick, NJ. They have offered to bring their Mobile Food Pantry Truck, outreach team, and are supplying the food! Kim helped box the food the past 2 weeks, and we will have 100 boxes of food to give to people who live in a low income housing apartments.
The Word of God tells us when we feed the poor, He will bless not only our efforts but our lives. We simply want to bless these people, pray for them if they need that, and just show them the love of God!
If you are in the area and want to join us simply send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to join us physically, then join us by praying for these great outreach!
I would also like to bless those staff members from NBCC and the church with a financial gift for blessings us. They are paying for the gas, their paid outreach staff, etc. So Kim and I are believing for an extra $250 to bless them with. Thank you for your consideration in sowing an extra financial seed to bless those who are helping us!!
If you can help with all or a part of this, please send a check to: Jere Peterson Ministries, PO Box 15, Lavallette, NJ 08735 or give online on our secure website at: http://www.jerepetersonministries.com. Thank you for helping us to bless people who are helping us feed these people in Staten Island!