Over the past few days a lot has happened here in NJ and NYC. With bombs exploding (in some cases, bombs found and not exploding), people being hurt, a suspect caught, and ongoing investigations, people who live here are a little on edge.
We all know that NYC is the number 1 terrorist target in the world, and yet when we see an attack in this great city, it still gets our undivided attention. People in the City are once again unsure of their safety. They are questioning their leaders, and are concerned about their families.
So Why are You There?
Kim and I are here in order to tell, show, demonstrate, and love the people of NYC with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Just like on 9/11 when police officers, firefighters, and rescue professionals ran into the burning Twin Towers, we too are running into a City that is targeted, and is spiritually burning up with darkness.
When God called us to the great City, He showed us how these people need Him! They need to be saved, healed, delivered, and restored by the Word and Spirit of God! These people are precious to God!
Our hearts cry out for the people of NYC! Our hearts desire is to see all the hurt healed! Our hearts want to see these people saved. We must reach them!
This City at times has been largely ignored by the Body of Christ. Though there is a move of God in NYC, there are still so many people to reach. Some statistics say that only 3% of the population is saved! That means more than 7.75 million people are not saved in NYC! We are here for them!!!
Terrorism-How Do I Keep Myself Safe?
The Bible says in Isaiah 54:14 NIV “14. In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.” That is right, in a world and nation filled with terror, it will not come near you! In other words, the Bible declares, it is bigger than terrorism!
Believe the scriptures for they will protect you today and in the days to come. Kim and I in our devotional time during the week declare that there will be no accidents, tragedies, or calamities in our lives, or in any of our family’s lives that day!
We believe for God to keep us safe, warn us of impeding dangers, direct and re-direct our steps away from any terror that might be sent by the enemy to destroy us. I can hear some of you say, “does that work?” My answer to you is, yes it does.
A couple of weeks ago we had decided to go to the boardwalk at Point Pleasant, NJ. At the last minute we changed our minds and decided to go to the boardwalk on Seaside Heights instead. We found out later, there had been a bomb threat for the boardwalk at Point Pleasant and everyone was evacuated. Praise God we were not even there, we were at a safe place!
God will change your thoughts, in order to change your mind, in order to protect you! But you must believe He is your protector! Once you do, by acknowledging Him every day, He will direct your steps,” in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths,” Proverbs 3:6. God has changed my mind many times over the years in order to keep me safe.
How Do I Pray in a Chaotic World?
You pray the scriptures, you pray the Word of God, you pray the Bible! Isaiah 55:11, “So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them, (MSG). Another translations says, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it, (NKJV). “
The word of God has an answer for every situation you face! Find it in the Bible and you can have it operational in your personal life! It is that simple! All you have to do is believe! Just believe God’s Word!!
Two weeks ago we had an Interest/Prophetic Prayer/Healing Meeting in Staten Island, NY at the Hampton Inn & Suites. We had a strong presence of God in the meeting room, and saw God move in a BIG way! His anointing was so strong as we worshipped, prayed, believed, and watched God move among us.
Kim and I have gone over to Staten Island to search the land for a new venue. It is time to start laying the ground work for the establishment of a new church. Please keep this in prayer, as we know He has a place for us that will enable us to reach the people. We need adequate parking, easy accessibility, foot traffic around the venue, and His handpicked facility. We will be making more trips over to Staten Island until we find the right place.
We are still believing for more prayer warriors to join us. If that is you, then please email us to let us know, you are covering us with prayer at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate every prayer you make on our behalf to God.
If the Spirit of God is nudging your heart to get involved with us as a financial partner, we would really appreciate hearing from you. You can mail your check made payable to: Jere Peterson Ministries, PO Box 15, Lavallette, NJ 08735. One time gifts as well as monthly gifts are needed as we continue in our assignment to reaching the people of NYC, the nation, and the world!
You can also give on our secure website at: http://www.jerepetersonmnistries.com. Thank you for standing with us as we reach out and touch those people He has assigned us to! Your giving makes it possible for us to change people’s lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
And a big thank you to all of our current prayer and financial partners. We love and appreciate you, and are so thankful for you involvement in our lives and ministry. May God continue to bless you for blessing us!
Upcoming Ministry Schedule
Thursday, September 22nd Staten Island Prophetic Prayer & Healing Service-Hampton Inn & Suites, 1120 South Ave, Staten Island NY 7:25 pm
Reaching NYC and the World with you,
Jere & Kim Peterson