The Year of the Impossible Becoming Possible: Miracles Start Now

January 2018

Dear Friend,

Happy New Year! No matter how 2017 was for you, I am expecting God to give you a even better 2018. Yes, I said an even better 2018, let that sink in. Say it to yourself, I will have an even better 2018! So, no matter where you are today, this place is not where you will be at the end of this year. You will be in an even better place than you are now!

With this in mind, let me share with you a Word, God put in my spirit the other day. This is a Word for all of us for 2018. Are you ready? Here it is!

The Year of the Impossible Becoming Possible:
Miracles Start Now

No matter where you are now, no matter how 2017 treated you, this year, 2018 is The Year of the Impossible Becoming Possible and Miracles Start Now! This means that starting right now, God is willing, able, and desiring to take you to a better place. A place that will enrich you, prosper you, heal you, restore you, save you, and deliver you. For that to happen, Miracles Start Now for you!

The Word of God is full of stories where God intervened and brought about miracles in the lives of people, just like you and me. He did not pick and chose, but He sought out those who had a heart for Him. He looked in to the lives of those people, who were using their faith and believed God, whenever everything else said not to.

Where ever you are at today, this year is for you! It is the year of impossibilities becoming not only possible, but seeing them manifest in your life, starting today! Are you ready to receive what you have been waiting for? Are you believing for a miracle today? Today is your day! Say this, today I receive my miracle from God!

How do I Receive a Miracle From God?

To receive a miracle from God is not hard, in fact, God had made it easy for us. Here is all we need to do to see God bring a miracle into full manifestation in our lives:

1. Hear a Word from God-this can be a direct Word from the Spirit of God, it can be a Word from us reading the Bible, or a Word that comes through someone or something else. God can speak to us in a variety of ways, but we must hear when He speaks to us. Study John 10:1-20 and you will be encouraged to position yourself to hear a Word from God.

2. Believe the Word You Hear from God-this is not hard, you will either believe or not believe what God speaks to you. If you are struggling with this, then read the Bible, specifically those scriptures that speak to your situation. When you believe with a child like faith, miracles will happen quickly. Why is a child like faith important, because there is no unbelief in a child’s faith. Get rid of your doubts and believe God!

3. Have actions that show your faith-some call these corresponding actions. Your actions, once you hear and obey the Word God speaks to you, determines your outcome. So, no matter what God speaks, hear and obey! If you are believing, then your faith will be tested by the enemy, and you will get to show God and those around you, who you choose to believe! Believe God now, and watch your miracle come now! Let your actions speak to the world, that you chose to believe God. Start praising Him that it is finished, that your faith possesses what He said, so since He said it, it is settled, the Word is true, God cannot lie, so shout out some praise, thanking Him for the miracle you need now! Praise Him and enter into His rest!!!

Once you have done these 3 things, and have entered into His rest through praising Him, it will not take long to see the full manifested miracle from God! Do not let anyone or anything tell you it cannot or will not happen. Instead, step out on the water as God directs, and let Him walk you down a path full of miracles! Remember, every impossibility to you, is an opportunity for God!

The Day That Changed The World

December 2017

Dear Friend,

We are only 8 days away from Christmas! Wow, so hard to believe we are so close to celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The weather here in NJ has made it seem more like Christmas, as we have had a couple of days of snow this month. So, get that last minute shopping done and keep smiling! God is about to show up BIG on the 25th!

The Day that Changed the World

Have you ever wondered, is there more for me out there? Do you need a change in your life? Are you tired of waiting? What if God did reveal or birthed a new plan for your life, would you obey Him? What will be your legacy?

Almost 2,000 years ago, a simple woman was minding her own business, when God interrupted her life, and turned her world upside down. In the process of changing her life, He changed the world! And the world is still being changed today, because of this one woman, who dared to believe God!

How about you? Are you ready for a change? Is it possible your life, could be used to change the lives of many other people?

You may ask, but what does God want from me? The better question might be, what does God want for me? Once you find out the plan He has for you, then you can make a decision whether or not you are going to obey Him!

In the Luke 2:4-22, we read about the journey Mary was on with her husband Joseph. On this journey, she gives birth to the Son of God, His name is Jesus! And did her life change forever because of this child!

God has Some Good in Store for You!

Mary had a very simple start with God! A simple, amazing, fearful, and strong Word from God, changed the course of her life! Most miracles start off with a very simple start! When there was no room in the inn, a manager would do! A place where no one would be looking for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Yet in this manager, God provided everything Mary and her family needed. He will do the same for you!

Shepherds, Kings, onlookers, family, and others were there to witness a “simple birth.” But this was not just another birth, this birth changed everything. This birth would change the hearts of men and women, boys and girls! This birth would reunite man with God! What was lost by Adam in the Garden, was restored back by this one birth!

Never under estimate the will of God for your life! Your obedience will allow others to experience the same love you receive from Jesus! Allow God to use you and watch your world get turned upside down! There are a lot of great things ahead of you! Keep your eyes on Jesus and obey what He tells you to do! You will not be disappointed!

Help Will Come

Mary learned the following as she went on this journey with God:

1. Others were told to come help bless her (wise men, 3 Kings, shepherds)
2. Heaven stands up and praises you for saying yes to God (angel comes to
give direction, clarity)
3. A normal start to obedience brings God on the scene
4. Supernatural encounters become a way of life (birth was supernatural, a
miracle of God)
5. God declares His will to Mary
6. A Word from God (settles Mary’s fears and nerves)

God will do the same for and with you. This Christmas give Jesus the greatest gift possible, say yes to His will for your life! Get on with the plan He has for you! Prepare for the greatest life you could ever live! Just say yes to Jesus!

Inherit the Promises

November 2017

Dear Friend,

It is hard to believe this is the middle of November already! Where did October go? Thanksgiving is quickly coming upon us. Please take time to enjoy your family, friends, and of course let the Lord know how thankful you are for all He has done for you! Jesus thankful for you, and we are thankful for Him.

Inherit the Promises

God wants you to inherit the promises He has put in His Word! You and I have the opportunity to be receives of His goodness every day of our lives, if we will believe His Word! There is nothing that can overtake you in the realm of darkness if you are standing on the promises of His Word.

Hebrews 6:12-15 says, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

God is saying to find a mentor. Find someone who is following God and imitate them. Find people who are using their faith to obtain God’s promises. Paul said, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” Pattern your life from the Word of God they have followed. Remember, the Word works for those who work the Word.

Be patient. God is with you, gone before you, and is watching over you! Hang in there. You will obtain the promise you are believing for. Trust God!

James 1:3-4 says, “3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

Your faith will be tested and challenged by the devil and his kingdom! Don’t flinch! God is faithful, so keep believing God, do not let go! Speak over your seed and what you are believing God for, this is the watering process! Say no to the opposition! Mark 11:24 says, “24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” You can have what you say!!

1 Peter 5:8-9 says, “8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”

The devil is not a roaring lion, he tries to act like one. Remember, Jesus already defeated him. All we have to do is enforce the victory Jesus has already won for us. You are not the only one going through this. Others before you have gone through the same thing, and those that continued to obey the Word of God, came out on top. Those who quit, were defeated! Chose to be a winner and not a loser. Be the head and not the tail, be above and not beneath! You can do this, simply keep believing God!
James 4:7, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Give yourself to God, then resist the devil, and he will leave. You have to enforce this, no one else can do it for you! Once you do, your patience will grow, you will inherit the promise of God, you will rejoice, you will tell others, and you will start believing God for your next faith project! Stay true to God’s Word.

Ephesians 3:20 says,” 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” When God blesses your life is multiplied. He adds to your life, you grow and are enlarged! You are able to help others, because you have more than enough! His blessings are greater than anything you can imagine! Believe God!

You were created to inherit the promises of God! There is a fight of faith, but Jesus already defeated the devil! All you have to do is enforce that defeat! Keep your faith strong, speak the Word, praise
Him for the answer, and expect the overflow of His blessings! God is building your life into a greater testimony so others can see and be encouraged in their life! God is faithful!!

Learn How To Trust God

September 2017

Dear Friend,

It is hard to believe that the summer is coming to a close! Wow! We have enjoyed great weather here at the Shore since our return from our ministry trip to MN, OK, and AR. Kim and I have enjoyed some beach, bicycle, and walking time in this wonderful weather. It has also been great, sitting outside at some of our favorite water front restaurants as well. We pray your summer has been good as well.

Learn How to Trust God

With all that is going on in the world, the earthquakes, the floods, the hurricanes, wildfires, etc. we must determine in our hearts that no matter what happens in the world, we will trust God!

This may sound simple, but I have learned that many people, including Christians, do not know how to trust God! That may sound impossible, but if I was to ask you, how do you trust God, what would be your answer?

The word trust according to Webster means: “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something; one is which confidence is placed; a dependence on something future or contingent, hope.”

So what do you have your hope in? What is your hope tied to? Who do you have your hope in? Is it in a family member, a close friend, a co-worker, etc? You decide who your hope is in, nobody else does!

Let me float this idea to you: what if I told you there is someone Who can always be with you, He will never leave you, He will also comfort you, He will provide for you, He will be whatever you need Him to be, He will heal you when you are sick, He will deliver you from your addictions, and He wants to live with you forever. Would that be a good thing for you?

You Can Trust Jesus!

I am here to tell you, you can rely on, place confidence in, be assured, be dependent on, and have your trust, hope, and faith in Jesus! The Bible tells us, He will never leave us or forsake us. He will understand when no one else understands.

How can I trust someone I cannot see? By believing the Word of God! It is that simple! God’s Word is His bond to us here in the earth. He must uphold His Word and watch over it! His Words are truth and can be trusted.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says,”Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (NKJV) All you have to do, is give Him your heart and trust Him. You can trust Him when you know He will not hurt you. We only trust those who we know will not hurt us. Let Him direct your steps, your life, and your work! He will not disappoint you! He will protect you, He will keep you from danger, and yes He will deliver you when evil approaches. He is Almighty God! Start trusting Him today! Your life will change for the better!

Do You Believe?

August 2017

Dear Friend,

I am sitting here in Broken Arrow, OK at our friend’s house, having just spent time with my daughter Christine, her husband Cameron, our grandsons Landon and Jace at the Tulsa Zoo. The temperature is 97 degrees with a heat index of 107 degrees. Yes, the cool August weather has left us and the normal Tulsa August weather is back. It is hot!!!!!!!!

Do You Believe?

A couple weeks ago, as I was getting ready to sleep, the Holy Ghost said these three words to me, “Do You Believe?” I knew it was a message to me for several churches I would be speaking in during this recent trip to MN, KS, OK and AR.

He then asked me a series of questions:
1. What do you believe about God?
2. What do you believe about faith?
3. What do you believe about healing?
4. Does God still do miracles today?
5. Do you believe in the Bible?
6. What do you believe about Jesus?
7. Does God still save, deliver, restore, and heal today?
8. Do you believe in prayer, and does God answer your prayers?
9. Do you believe God still raises people up to do His work?
10. Do you believe in the tribulation, the second coming, and the rapture of the church?

If a TV crew put a microphone in your face, how would you answer each of these questions? And if you believe question #10, are you making decisions in your life, based on your answer to this question?

He then shared with me this simple truth; “I have made it easy for my people to believe. It is not hard!” No matter what you need for God to do for you today, He has made it easy, just believe!

Just Believe

In Mark 11:23, “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. (NKJV)

Notice the word says and say show up 3 times in this verse. But the word believe shows up only 1 time, and it comes after we are told to not doubt in our heart. Another place in the Bible, Jesus told some religious people, why do you reason in your heart? He was shocked they had done this! Why?

Because the mind was made to reason with, not the heart. Your mind is where you reason and your heart is what you believe with. Your heart He is talking about is your Spirit, not the organ that pumps blood throughout your body. Your spirit, the real you, is where you believe!

You cannot be double minded and receive from God, as the book of James shows us. Be single minded, remove the doubt, and simply BELIEVE!

You can do this. You can receive from God! He has made it easy! Just believe! Receive what you need today, by simply believing God and what He has said in His Word! Now is your time, this is your season of success, it is time for you to move upward and become the head and not the tail, and walk in victory!

So do you believe? Only you can answer the question! If you have struggled in the past, get rid of the doubt and simply believe God!!

Ministry Update

We started this ministry trip by driving from NJ to Minneapolis, MN. We were able to spend some time with my oldest son Josh and his wife Erika and our granddaughters, Violet and Aspen. We so enjoyed being with them and we had a lot of fun on a trip to the zoo.

The girls invited us to several of their tea parties and we enjoyed bringing them some surprises from G-Ma and Papa.

We preached for our good friend, Pastor Greg Warner, Life Family Church in N Mankato, MN. We had powerful service and many lives were changed.

Next we stopped in to see my first in-laws, Ralph and Mildred Carroll in Olathe, KS. We enjoyed having lunch with them, and catching up on all of the family news.

We continued our journey to Tulsa, OK where we saw and stayed with our friends in Broken Arrow, Russ and Helena. They have been so kind to us and we always look forward to spending time with them. They have graciously opened their home to us, for which we are eternally grateful!

Since arriving in the Tulsa area we have experienced a night of tornados (not real close to us), attended the Fire for the Nations Conference, and have seen several friends. We have also been able to eat some really good BBQ, Mexican, and other types of food we do not get back in NJ.

Also, I was able to take Kim to the Prayer Tower and the Prayer Garden on the campus of Oral Robert’s University. There was such a strong presence of God in the Prayer Tower that Kim almost ended up on the floor. She did not know she was by Oral’s Bible and His notes of his famous sermon on the fourth man! Remarkable and life changing! God’s vision continues!

Faith Takes Action

July 2017

Dear Friend,

Today is a wonderful day here at the Shore in NJ! Kim and I have already had breakfast, been on a bike ride, and will later today head to the beach. Living at the Shore does have its’ advantages! God has been so good to us and I know He is being good to you as well. Keep trusting and watch Him bring your life to
a place of fulfillment!

Faith takes Action

The Bible declares to us that we need to have corresponding actions to our faith. That means, when we walk in faith, our actions will back up our faith. If our actions are not in line with our faith, then we really are not in faith at all. James 2:17, “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” (NKJV) The Message Bible puts it this way, “Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?”

This brings up the question, how does God talk? We see in Genesis 1 that when God spoke things appeared. When He said, let there be light, light came. When He said something, things were formed and appeared. That is the same way we should talk. Our faith comes out of our mouth, and we believe what we speak will come to pass, just the way we speak it!

As we develop our faith, we should see God move in a way that brings confidence in His ability to answer our prayers. When we live a life of faith it pleases God, Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

We must first believe in God, and then believe He will bring great things in our life as we continue to seek Him. Seeking God is the one thing we can do that will bring His goodness to us in a remarkable way! So go ahead, launch out in faith, believe God, and watch Him bring to pass what you are believing for. Just remember, what you are believing for, must line up with the Word of God!

You Can Have What You Say

Mark 11:22-24 says, “So Jesus answered and said to them, have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

Notice 3 times it talks about us speaking, and only one time does it mention believing. We know the Bible says that out of the abundance of our heart, our mouth speaks. So our heart is tied to our mouth. If we fill up our heart with the Word of God, then His Word will be coming out of our mouth.

If we will simply believe that we receive what we have asked for or declared, then the Bible says, we can have what we say. So the question is, what do you need? Put your faith into action, find 2-3 scriptures that are in line with what you are believing for, and stand on what the Bible says you can have.

Faith is not hard, but it is single minded. James 1:6-8, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

Be single minded, when you are standing on God’s Word in faith, there is no doubt. Faith does not doubt. Faith believes! Are you doubting or are you believing?

If you find there is doubt in your heart, then stop the doubt, and start believing what the Bible says! You can do this! Make the change to faith and watch God go to work for and with you! Nothing is impossible to you, because nothing is impossible to God! Never forget that!!

Ministry Update

We had a great Food Outreach on Staten Island on June 24th. We partnered with New Beginnings Christian Church in Brick, NJ for the outreach. They brought their Mobile Food Pantry truck and a crew to Staten Island and joined our crew. The truck was full of 104 boxes of food that Kim and workers from the church had packed.

Prior to our leaving the church for Staten Island, the head of the Food Pantry told us to wait while he made a quick trip to Costcos. He came back with fresh salad to add to the eggs, fruit, and numerous other types of food.

We first stopped at Allied Manor, and people were already waiting outside for the food truck. In fact, some of the women had been waiting in the lobby since 9:00 am, even though they knew the outreach did not start till 11:00 am. This is a low income housing complex with just over 100 units in it, made up of elderly people. We gave out 67 boxes of food here, which means 66% of the people came for food! This was a God deal for sure!

The people told us, no one had done this for over 15 years. Another person who has lived there for 26 years could not remember a time when people came and handed out FREE food! The people were so appreciative, grateful, and thankful that we came.

We also gave out over 50 Bibles, several Hispanic Bibles that were donated by one of our crew members from Staten Island, and were told some people needed Chinese Bibles. We have 4 Chinese Bibles and just found a source who will be giving us 6 more to hand out to the people there. God is faithful!

We were able to pray with a lot of people as well! They were open to prayer because of the FREE food! Lives were changed by the love of God!

Our next stop was at Lafayette Manor, where we gave out 37 boxes of food! Again, the people were waiting on us. This too is a low income housing complex of older people, no children.

A Nation In Need

June 2017

Dear Friend,

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: jpm@jerepetersonministries.com. 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!

Made For Something Great

May 2017

Dear Friend,

Today as I am writing our ministry newsletter to you, it is raining really hard here at the Jersey Shore. It started early this morning and is slated to continue until early tomorrow morning! The wind is driving the rain, which means an umbrella will keep your head dry, but the rest of you will get wet.

This reminds me, we are living in the days of His Spirit being poured out on all flesh, (Joel 2). The Spirit of God does not drive us like the wind, but He does gently nudge us to go a certain direction, sometimes against the winds of life!

Remember, our focus is to use our lives to change the eternity of other people’s lives. We all need to keep a world-wide view of reaching the world for Jesus! You were ………

Made for Something Great

God made you for something great! You may say, I am just an ordinary person. There is nothing great about me. This is where you are mistaken. If Jesus is your Lord, then the greater One lives inside of you. Thus, in your born-again life, you are now able with His help, to do things in a great way that testifies to His goodness in your life!

Your obedience to His plan, strategies, and direction for your life, determines your success! You may say, how can I make a difference? How can I do that? How do I …….? The answer is, with His help you can do all things!

What is God saying to you? I guarantee whatever it is, it will ultimately be used by Him for World-Wide Evangelism. This includes reaching people in the place you live and work now, it will also include reaching people of your own nation, as well as reaching people of other nations.

You may say, how do you know that? Because the Word of God tells me so! In Mark 16 we are told to go into the world and preach the Gospel. Acts 1:8 tells us we are to be a witness to our hometown, our nation, other nations, and to the rest of the world. Are you doing your part?

God’s Vision is Pointing to You What’s Coming

If you want to know what is ahead for you and your life, look at His vision for your life, it is your road map! He is preparing, then releasing you into a work that will be a great blessing to others. His vision has His timing as a part of it.

As He unfolds His vision to you, He will instruct you! He will show you a large general direction to get you motivated to start, then He will usually show you small steps to take. As you obey His leading, remember darkness cannot stop you! Take authority over all opposition and you will overcome the enemy and anything his kingdom of darkness throws at you.

Keep your thoughts on why you are here on the earth, during this time, to fulfill and complete the assignment God has for you! Nothing else matters! Let this eternal assignment be the standard that all decisions in your life are measured by! This will put you in the right place, with the right people, at the right time! God is faithful!

Living for a Larger Purpose

When you are mindful of God’s Kingdom, and His direction for your life, then your purpose becomes clear! Your time is not wasted! The supernatural becomes a part of your everyday life as you continue to follow God! He has never been wrong, so set your eyes on Him and His purposes for your life!

His plan of reaching souls and transforming them, is why Jesus came to the earth. He came to redeem us back to God! Allow Him to use you the way He has planned. Find out what you were created to do! It will be fulfilling and satisfying knowing Heaven is directing your life and standing with you!

The Body of Christ is huge! And yet, He loves others so much, that He patiently trains us so we can impact the lives of others! His love towards us, prepares us to love those around us, and those sent to us! Our purpose is His purpose! Our life is His! Allow Him to be large in your life!

Remember, the cemetery is where dreams have died and been buried. There are books that were never written, trips never taken, words never spoken, jobs never done, people never met, and so much more that was never done. Do not let that be you! You are alive unto God! Fulfill His plan for your life now!

Stay Alert

Keep on the lookout for divisive people and words! This is one way the enemy comes in order to destroy the plan of God in our lives. Stay out of strife, return all attacks with love! Give no place for the enemy! Keep moving ahead with God knowing that He has gone before you, and that everything is going to be alright!

God will raise up partners to help you fulfill His will here on the earth. God works through people and so does the enemy! So stay alert, and look to God for your help! He will not disappoint you!

Lastly, JUST BELIEVE! If God has spoken it to you, if He has convince you of a work to do, know this, He has seen it being successful or He would have never had you start! God has always looked at the final product first, and worked back from there! Think like God, and you will be successful in this lifetime following Him.

Remember and never forget, “YOU CAN DO THIS!”

Jesus Wants to Help You

April 2017

Dear Friend,

This past week has been a little bit of a roller coaster of emotions. On Thursday, one of our golden retrievers, named Summer, had her life come to an end. She was almost 16 years old, she outlived her brothers/sisters and most of her sons/daughters (17).

She was so gentle, kind, and loved children. Her patience was outstanding, and she loved it when I preferred her over her son Spencer, who would always try to but in ahead of her. I finally trained Spencer to prefer his mother. She was so full of love and compassion for everyone she met. Sound like someone else you know?

The next day was my birthday, which allowed me to play golf with a dear friend, and later enjoyed a surprise dinner my wife had set up with my friend and his wife. This was a total surprise, and after dinner we went to their house for dessert. Red velvet cake with ice cream, my favorite!

So, you can see we experienced a large range of emotions in just a few days. Of course we miss Summer, and Spencer misses her a great deal. He had never been away from her, his entire life, and suddenly she is gone! Though his heart is heavy, he is finding his way through this, with our help. Which brings me to a word I have for you today, do you need someone to help you today?

Jesus Wants to Help You

Tomorrow we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, on Easter Sunday! His resurrection is what empowers our life. During this event, He not only celebrated over satan, but He took the authority and power of hell and death away from His enemy! He then presented His blood on the Mercy Seat in Heaven as the ultimate sacrifice for us.

He met the requirements of Heaven and redeemed us back to our Father God! Because of His sacrifice, we are forgiven and declared righteous in the sight of God, when we accept Him as Lord and Savior.

Just like our wonderful Summer, He is so kind, loving, compassionate, and patient with us. He is always there to help us in our time of need. He never leaves us or forsakes us. We can always count on His love! He has empowered us to overcome the things in this world.

So today, if life is treating you unfairly, look to Jesus, and He will lift you out of your circumstances! He will bring you out of defeat into victory! He will help you overcome! He is alive, and alive for evermore!

Easter: A Time to be with the Family of God!

Easter Sunday is time for us to come together to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus! Being with other Christians in an atmosphere of faith, worship, prayer, and forgiveness is available to us tomorrow. Let me encourage you to attend a life giving church tomorrow. Receive His love and encouragement! Allow Him space in your life! He desires to help you! Allow Him to touch your life in a very special way!

His love will do what no other person, pet, or friend could ever do for you! His touch can be from everlasting to everlasting! In other words, you can have a relationship with Him every day! You can talk to Him every day! You can walk with Him every day! You can be changed by Him every day! Allow Him room in your life now!

You may say, how do I do that? Simply ask Him into your heart, believe He died for you and rose from the dead, so your sins could be forgiven. Ask Him to forgive you, to come into your life, and be your Lord and Savior. Maybe you need to rededicate your life to Him. You can start over with Him today!

Simply pray this prayer: “Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus! Please forgive me for every sin, every disappointment, every failure I have ever committed. Jesus I do believe you are the Son of God! I ask you to come into my life and be my Lord and Savior. Fill me with your Spirit! In Jesus name, Amen!”

If you prayed this prayer then you are born-again. If you rededicated your life, welcome back! Remember, God is for you, not against you. He loves you and has a great plan for the days ahead of you. Simply do these 3 things everyday:
1. Pray
2. Read your Bible-(start in the Gospel of John in the New Testament)
3. Tell someone what Jesus has done for you

Enjoy this Easter Sunday with family and friends. Celebrate His life and watch Him change your life!

Success=Obeying God

March 19, 2017

As the first quarter of 2017 is almost over, we can see many events unfolding around the world. With that in mind, I want to encourage you, that no matter the condition of the world, you can have faith in God! If He has asked, told, or encouraged you to do something for Him this year, I am here to encourage you, YOU CAN DO IT!

Success=Obeying God

Webster says success is, “the degree or measure of succeeding, favorable or desired outcome; also, the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence, one that succeeds.”

The Bible says success is, “if you be willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land.” (Isaiah 1:19).

Today, I want to declare to you, that for the rest of 2017, you will see the desired outcomes you need and are believing for. That you will attain wealth, favor, and be successful to all you put your hand to. That you will be the head and not the tail, above and not beneath. That you will break out of your lack and walk into His abundance as you obey Him.

This is your time to see the goodness of God in your life! The days ahead of you are there to propel you upward and over every obstacle the enemy has thrown at you. Expect success in all you do, starting now!!

Changing Our Mindset

When we are not thinking as God thinks, we put ourselves into a place where circumstances can control us. Remember, we live in this world, but we are not of this world. We operate in a realm that has no limitations, is not governed by man, and where anything is possible.

Do not let this world dictate to you what you must do, what you should say, or how you should act. Instead, allow God’s Word be the final authority in your life!

Sometimes we need an adjustment in our minds. When we have been dwelling on negative thoughts, listened to the enemy tell us why we cannot do something, it often times pulls us down. Change your mindset, and start saying, doing, and believing what God says about you!

You Can Do This!

Whatever your “this is” is, you and God are enough to accomplish it. As you seek Him, He will guide you, help you, reveal to you, and encourage you in the direction, He wants you to go. So spend some time alone with Him and listen to what He is saying to you.

Be willing to ask Him questions! This shows that you and Him have a great relationship. It pleases Him when you decide to set everything else aside in order to be with Him. In these precious moments, you and Him will have so much fun, that you might even like it, and decide to spend even more time with Him.

Remember, your success is determined by the amount of quality time you spend with Him. There is no other way around it. Time spent with God, is never wasted time! You will be the one who benefits, when you spend time with the One who created everything! Try it, I guarantee you will like it, maybe even love it!

Do Not Settle

The enemy will try to get you to “settle.” That means, he will try to get you to back off, sometimes ever so slightly, in order to derail you. He will tempt you to do something a little bit different, than what God said. If you fall for this strategy of his, you will start “drifting” away from God!

Tell your enemy no, in Jesus name, and as you do, he will flee! Many great plans from God have been stopped by people settling. Do not let that happen to you! Keep your relationship with God, current and fresh. Watch God position you for great success! Do not change one thing God says. Do it His way, and only His way! He knows what He is doing! He has never failed!

You serve a great God! Allow His greatness to overshadow you, and work for and with you! One person obeying God can change the world! Are you that person?

Ministry Schedule

We held our last Prayer/Healing Meeting on March 12th. 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, Mar. 26th             6:00 pm

Partnership

Please know, Kim and I pray for you on a regular basis. Always free feel to send us an email if you have a specific need you want us to agree with you on. We believe in the power of prayer! No request is too small or too big. We serve a God who cares about every aspect of our lives! If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know!

We are still believing for the resources to come in so we can purchase some much needed signs for our ministry. The signs will be used to help direct people to our meetings, and show we are a ministry of excellence!

We still need an additional $400! Please pray and agree with us that this need is met in Jesus name! And if He tugs on your heart to give towards this, please obey Him. If everyone who receives this email obeys what He says to give, the need will be met. So please, pray and obey.

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! May God richly bless you as you obey His will for your life!

In the Harvest Fields,

 

Jere & Kim Peterson