January 15, 2017
A new year has arrived! Wow! Can you believe that it is 2017? I remember as a child, we thought 1988 was way off in the future. And now we are in 2017, unbelievable!!
With a new year comes new opportunities, new relationships, new provision, new health, new miracles, new jobs, new homes, new transportation, and so on. What do you need to be new in 2017 for you? God is able, it is time to believe for greater new things. Out with the old and in with the newness of God!
Walking the Plank
Recently, while in prayer, God showed me an old pirate ship. I saw the plank, a man walking out on the plank, and a man with a sword (pointed at the other man) walking towards the man on the plank. We all know the story, the man is forced to jump into the sea by the man with the sword. He could either die by the sword or jump into the sea and take a chance he might survive the sea. Hardly a good choice!
The man walking the plank had to make a choice. Do I stay and try to fight the man with the sword, though I have no weapon myself, or do I jump into the sea (where I will surely drown) and take a chance I might survive? What would you do?
God Will Rescue You Now
Maybe you have found yourself in this same position in 2016, or even into 2017. I have good news for you, God will rescue you! Jeremiah 1:8,” Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.
No matter what life has brought your way, no matter how bad it is or has been, no matter if there looks like there is no way out, no matter if ever where you turn, it looks hopeless, I am here to tell you, God is with you and will RESCUE you today, right now!
God spoke this word to me, to speak to you, “no matter if you are about to jump off of your plank, have jumped, are about to hit the water, or even if you are in the water, I will rescue you! You will live and not die! You will overcome and not be overcome! You will not be destroyed, you will be RESCUED!” God wants you well! Expect Him to rescue you now!
The Spirit of God says, “learn what put you on the plank, make better decisions, and you will not be on a plank again! I will RESCUE you and provide a new start for you.”
Webster tells us the word rescue means,” to free from confinement, danger, or evil : save, deliver: such to take (someone, such as a prisoner) forcibly from custody: to recover (something, such as a prize) by force: to deliver (a place under siege) by armed force.”
Maybe you need to be freed, delivered, saved, recovered, or something else, just remember God sees you, He is for you, and He will help you! Expect Him to rescue you. Just tell Him what you need, and watch Him go to work for you, just believe!
We held our last Prayer/Healing Meeting on Dec 18th. We saw a great outpouring of God’s presence and love that night! Our upcoming ministry schedule for Staten Island at the Hampton Inn & Suites follows:
Sunday, Jan. 22nd 6:00 pm
Sunday, Feb. 5th 6:00 pm
Sunday, Feb. 19th 6:00 pm
Sunday, Mar. 12th 6:00 pm
Sunday, Mar. 26th 6:00 pm
Kim and I appreciate all who are praying for us! We can feel your prayers and are uplifted and encouraged when you pray for us. We also want to say a big thank you for all who give to this ministry. Your financial gifts enable us to continue to minister on Staten Island and across the country! We are believing for God to richly bless you according to Eph. 3:20, exceedingly, abundantly, above all you can ask or think.
We have a ministry need that I shared with you last month, we need to renew our liability insurance for 2017. Without this insurance, we cannot hold our meetings on Staten Island. The good news is we have had $300 come in for this. That means we only need $1,074.00 to have the full balance.
We must pay this amount by Jan. 20th. Please pray and see if you are to be used to help us with this. Obey whatever amount God instructs you to give. This insurance allows us to minister to people you will probably never see. We are able to speak into people’s lives, see them saved, healed, delivered, and restored by the Spirit and Word of God!
We need to continue having these meetings, as they are a prelude to us starting a church here on Staten Island sometime in 2017. So please, join in agreement with us, that this need is met so we can continue the work in NYC that God brought us here for, and consider planting a financial seed to help us with this expense. We appreciate your faithfulness to God and to this ministry! We know He is faithful!!
You can give online on our secure website at: www.jerepetersonministries.com, or you can mail a check, made payable to Jere Peterson Ministries, Inc., to: PO Box 15, Lavallette, NJ 08735. Kim and I thank you so much for helping us financially, so we can continue our work in NYC!
In the Harvest Fields,
Jere & Kim Peterson