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!”

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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

 

God’s Word for 2017

February 17, 2017

I pray you had a great Valentine’s Day with your loved ones and family! Even for those of us who may have loved ones who are no longer with us, I pray you had some great memories as you reflected back on past Valentine’s Days! May God continue to bless you with His love and comfort!

God’s Word for 2017 

Every year, I get alone with God, and listen for what He wants to speak to me concerning the upcoming year. This time is usually set aside in December. This year was a little bit different, as He waited until January to speak to me in regards to 2017. So, the following is the Word He gave me for 2017:

“This will be a year of role reversals. What was in a leadership position that was evil will be removed and replaced by my goodness. People will be changing positions. Those in the back room will be brought out to the front and lead. Many who were leading, will be put in the back room since they disobeyed my command and my Word. Where evil ruled, good will now rule. Where torment was allowed to be carried out, now goodness will take over.

Where sickness ruled and reigned, healing will now rule and reign. Where abuse ruled and reigned, light will shine on darkness and because people would not repent, I will expose their sin, and they shall be replaced by kind, loving, compassionate people.

I will expose the hypocrisy of the church. Those pretending will be exposed as just that, pretenders. Spiritual agendas of man will be reckoned with and exposed by Me. I will no longer allow men to pervert, in the church, My ways. Performance will not be congratulated, and real presence will bring with it, great miracles that no man can take the credit for.

Your enemy was trying to establish his own world order, which was not what I wanted. So I stepped in and stopped it. Because I did, righteousness will now go all over the world and will not be quenched! There will come goodness out of those world leaders that will be shocking. I am putting your nation back into its destiny of being a world leader. I have heard your prayers and answered.

Even in families where one member held back the rest, I am moving that influence out, and the freedom to worship together is being restored. I am rescuing my people from evil and establishing my Kingdom once again inside the hearts of men.

I am honoring those who honored me during evil times. Promotion will come to those who have not moved away from my commands. I have seen and I alone can and will promote.

This will be a hard year for those who have disobeyed me in 2016, unless they repent and heed my Word. They will reap a harvest of their bad and evil deeds. It will not go well for them in 2017.

But to those who did not buckle under the pressure of evil, I will bless their obedience in staggering ways in 2017! The last will be brought to the front and the front will be sent to the rear. My promotion will bring with it a stronger anointing and influence. I will amplify their voice, my favor shall be upon them and go before them. I am re-establishing order to my Body.

What dragged you down in 2016 is being cut away from you in 2017. You are being freed to go do what I have commanded you, both individually and corporately. So obey what has and will be told you this year, for this year is the year for it to come to pass just as I said. Do not try to figure it out, follow My promptings and watch your God do great exploits for you.

This is our year! A great harvest of souls, a great release of My healing power, and a great favor to transition awaits you. Be alert and obey what you hear! For this is your year to break out and help Me re-establish My Kingdom throughout the earth.

It is time to push back evil and let My light shine as we walk together throughout the earth,” says the Lord.

Great Encouragement

When I heard this Word, I was so encouraged. God is literally getting involved in the affairs of the world and His Body because of our prayers. We have tugged on the Almighty God and He has answered! Evil will no longer rule over us, as God is putting His people in offices of authority, so we can live a peaceful life!

He is conquering our enemy through us, as we march forward proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ! What an exciting year this will be. Glory to God, I am excited!!

For many, this means this is the season for you to be healed! The time of your suffering comes to an end now! The time of being defeated is being replaced with a time of winning! Praise God!

This Word includes our government as a nation, and our lives on a state and local level as well. We the people of God, are being raised up for such a time as this. This is a start of a world-wide move of God that will and is literally changing nations, including The United States of America!

So, expect God to intervene in your life now! Expect Him to meet your greatest need now with abundance! And expect to hear His voice instructing you where to go and what to do, as He lays out His plan for you in 2017!!

Ministry Update

We held our last Prayer/Healing Meeting on Feb. 5th. 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, Feb. 19th             6:00 pm

Sunday, Mar. 12th             6:00 pm

Sunday, Mar. 26th             6:00 pm

Partnership

I have great news to share with you, the $1,374 we needed to pay for our liability insurance all came in, Glory to God! We were able to pay the full amount on time, and now we are set for another year of meetings that have the required liability insurance in place. Can anyone shout Glory with me? Glory!! He gets all the Glory for meeting this need!

A big THANK YOU to all of you who prayed with and agreed with us for this need to be met. And a big THANK YOU to everyone who financially planted a seed towards this. Kim and I are praying for God to richly and abundantly bless you for standing with us and helping us see this through! Without our prayer and financial partners, there would be no ministry in NYC through us. We are so grateful!

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

 

 

Walking The Plank

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!

Ministry Update

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

 

Partnership

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

It’s All About Jesus

December 13, 2016

This is our last newsletter for 2016. Wow, how the year has gone by quickly! It is hard to believe that next year is 2017. Seems just like the other day we were celebrating the year 2000. The one thing this tells me is that we are all getting a little bit older! My dad once told me, “Jere here is a piece of advice, never get old.” I would love to be able to set the clock back some, but I still believe our best days are ahead of us.

It’s All About Jesus!

Isaiah 9:6 NIV For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Luke 1:28-33, 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” aFootnotes29 But when she saw him, b she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

Isaiah prophesied 800 years ahead of time that Jesus was coming to the earth. Then an angel named Gabriel, came to Mary with news that rocked her world, that she had been picked by God to be the mother of Jesus, the Savior of the World! Her life would be changed forever!

Luke2:8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.× References for Luke 2:9Footnotes10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

This declaration to the shepherds has continued to be declared for almost 2,000 years that Jesus is Lord! He is the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords! Jesus came for everyone (as verse 10 tells us) and that includes you and me!

There is No Other

Jesus said in John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” There is only one way to God, and that is through Jesus! No matter what the media says, no matter what any man says, the Bible tells us, that only through Jesus do we have access to God.

What does that mean, it means you must be born-again! In John 3:3, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

How do I become born-again, Romans 10:9-10 tells us, “9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

It is that simple, believe in your heart that Jesus lived, died, and was raised from the dead, so that your sins would be forgiven. Then simply ask Him to come into your heart and be your Lord, your Savior, your Master. He will then come in and transform your spirit. Your spirit you were born with, will be taken out and Jesus will put His Spirit inside of you, that is why it is called being born-again.

Christmas-The Season to Tell Others about Jesus

This Christmas, when you are with family and friends, be open to share this good news about Jesus with the ones you love. No one wants to see their loved ones go to hell. We want them all to join us in Heaven someday. Their eternity is at stake! So be willing to share what you already know, and watch God do a great work in their lives.

Christmas is such an easy time to speak to others about God! It is so easy to ask someone how they are doing, this time of the year, because hearts are open wide during the Christmas Season! They are waiting for us to tell them. Would you want someone to tell you? I think so! So go ahead, and reach out to those around you! You will be so glad you did.

Keep the message simple:

  1. Jesus loves you
  2. Jesus died for you
  3. Jesus forgives you
  4. Jesus will give you eternal life

This is the “good news.” Kim and I are praying, that those in your circle of influence, will make Jesus their Lord and Savior this Christmas Season. Yes, He is not only the reason for the season, but He is the Season! Jesus is Lord!

Ministry Update

Our first ever Sunday pm meeting went well. We saw those who faithfully come each month, as well as a new face! Believe with us for a great meeting this upcoming Sunday! He is faithful!!!

Kim and I attended a Pastors/Minister’s meeting in Lancaster, PA for Rhema Bible Training graduates. It was a good meeting, held at the Worship Center. So good to meet Pastor Sam, his staff, and the guest speakers. So encouraged to see their new building (6 yrs old) and hear a part of their story.

After the meeting we visited around the area of Lancaster and spent time at the Wilbur Budd chocolate store (Kim’s favorite). Really good stuff here! We also were able to stay and see Samson at the Sight and Sound Theater. It was a really good show!

Our upcoming meeting schedule on Staten Island at the Hampton Inn & Suites is:

Thursday, Jan. 5th                             7:25 pm

Sunday, Jan. 22nd                              6:00 pm

Sunday, Feb. 5th & 19th                  6:00 pm

Sunday, March 12th & 26th            6:00 pm

Please pray for these meetings. We will also be looking at possible new venue sites after the first of the year. Pray that we hear and obey the Lord as we search the land out.

Partnership

First of all, let me say “thank you” to all who give on a regular basis to this ministry. We could not do what we do without your financial help. Kim and I are believing for Him to bring you a great Luke 6:38 harvest financially for blessing us.

For all of you who pray for us, “thank you.” Nothing happens in ministry without prayer. We cherish you and the time you spend before God on our behalf.

Last month I shared our needs to replace the $620.80 in our general fund, and we needed to have some signs made for our meetings. I can share that we received $355 towards the goal, and that $80 came in for the signs. Believe with us for the remaining $265.80 (general fund) and the $420 (signs) to come in. God is faithful!!

Our largest need at this time is to renew our Liability Insurance. We must have $1,373.00 by January 13, 2017. Without this policy in force, we cannot continue our meetings on Staten Island. So please, be in agreement with us for this need to be met. We must continue the meetings in Staten Island as we continue to lay the ground work for a new church! We know God is faithful, and we stand believing He will give us the victory in this area as well.

You can give by sending us a check made payable to Jere Peterson Ministries, Inc. and mail to: Jere Peterson Ministries, PO Box 15, Lavallette, NJ 08735. Or you can give on our secure website at: www.jerepetersonministries.com. Please know, we are appreciative of any amount you plant into the work God has called us to here in NYC and around the world. You may want to consider an end of the year financial gift as well before 2016 comes to an end. All financial gifts are tax-deductible!  

From our hearts to yours, have a great time with your family and friends this Christmas. And may 2017 be a year even better than 2016!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

 

Jere & Kim Peterson

America Going Through a Change

Wow, a lot has happened since I last shared my heart with you last month. We now have a new President Elect, his name is Donald J. Trump! What an amazing election were we saw so much stuff and then more stuff! Praise God we still live in a land where our freedom allows us to vote, in order to elect our leaders! Never take that for granted!

America-Going through a Chang

As I shared in my last newsletter, the abortion issue all by itself, should have been enough to decide our Presidential Election, as well as our national elections for our Congress. I am still amazed at how many Christians and ministers vote in favor of abortion, which stands in direct conflict with the Bible.

Knowing that God has seen this as well, I have heard many people say, “well, where was God in our last two Presidential Elections?” I can give you the answer to that, and the answer is He stayed home! God works through people here in the earth, and ten of millions of Christians did not vote in the last two Presidential Elections. They stayed home! And we saw the consequences of that.

In this Presidential Election, not only did more Christians go vote, but they voted for righteousness, and they prayed more fervently than before. Thus, we can say going forward that God has once again been allowed to get involved in the affairs of our country, because He was invited to come to the aid of our cry for help! A change is coming to America! God is moving

Evil Displayed in Front of our Nation

 Right before our eyes, the national media displayed what an evil empire looks like. Time and time again, they lied, made up stories, and tried to show us who we should vote for and why! They have become so biased, that Christians and non-Christians alike, saw through it, and said enough is enough. I am convinced, this is one reason why Christians, who have been called by God, to run in elections on all levels, are refusing to obey God and enter the realm of politics.

We saw one Presidential candidate repent before the nation and another one who refused to repent. We saw one who had tens of thousands show up at their rallies across America, and another candidate who saw hundreds come (unless a concert was a part of the rally).  We saw one candidate dogged by investigations, and the other candidate dogged by something that was said 11 years ago. We saw one candidate recently become born-again and another one showing no relationship with God. We saw one openly say it is OK to abort a baby in the 9th month and the other one take a stand that was saying it was never right to do that.

Such a contrast between the two and the people across this country they claim to represent. In the end, as I said last month, this was not a person to person battle. Instead, this was a battle in the spiritual realm for the heart of America. God prevailed, and evil was overcome.

Lawlessness in America

As I proclaimed last month, this is the plan of satan, to make America a nation with no laws and where no laws are enforced. Today, we see people (mostly the younger generations) protesting in our streets of our great nation because they did not like the results of our Presidential Election. Their values were not violated, they just did not like the outcome of the election. In other words, they are crying because they did not get their way, and most of them did not even vote! You have no voice when you do not vote in America.

What most people (even Christians) do not know, is that the enemy had a plan to shut down the Body of Christ in America and across the world. America still sends more people and money to other countries for mission work than any other nation in the world.

If the wrong person had been voted in as President, you would have seen your tax-deduction for giving to your local church go away, as well as seeing your pastor being told what they can and cannot speak on from the their pulpits.

 Churches would still have to remain silent on endorsing any political candidate for office! Sexual preference would have had an in road into churches and would have lowered the standard of Godliness in our nation!

 This would have closed the doors on thousands of churches in America! And there are many more things the enemy had in store for the Body of Christ!

So, with so much at stake, God stepped in, and through His people made history for the world to see. This was literally, good versus evil! God against satan! And God won out again in a BIG way!

God is Not a Democrat, Republican, or Independent

God is not affiliated with any political party, He is simply the God of and for all! He loves the unlovely democrat, the sinful republican, the obnoxious independent, and all lost people! He desires all to come to Him and find salvation, eternal life, peace, rest, healing, restoration, and deliverance.

Jesus is the only way to the Father! There is no other way! Jesus loves everyone! He died for everyone! He was raised from the dead for everyone! And He has made a way to the Father for everyone! He is Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, the alpha and omega, and He is alive for evermore for everyone.

So, we should be like Jesus! Let us love everyone, especially those who do not believe like us, and show the world the REAL JESUS! Let us show the world the love we have for one another. When they see His true love in action, they will then and only then want to learn more about what makes us different from them. And that difference is Jesus Christ.

Let’s look like, talk like, act like, and be like Jesus in all we say and do! This is the witness that will continue to change America and the world! Get past all the noise and hear His Word as He calls you to a greater relationship with Him!

Ministry Update

We had our meetings last month in Staten Island! Once again, we prophetically spoke over NYC, including Staten Island. God brought a great presence into the meetings, and we saw the people touched in a great way.

One of the men who has been coming on a regular basis to the monthly meetings, has seen his life changed because of Jesus and our meetings. His name is Luke. He went with me to evangelize Staten Island as we passed out flyers and business cards announcing our meetings in Nov. and Dec. As we walked the streets, we prayed for people, spoke with and encouraged others, and blessed those we encountered.

We are really excited as we will have our first Sunday night service this coming Sunday at 6:00 pm. We believe it will enable more people to attend and we sense the breath of God on this new night of ministry. Please let all your friends know about it! This meeting as well as the ones listed below will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 1120 South Ave, Staten Island, NY.

Partnership

First of all, let me say “thank you” to all who give on a regular basis to this ministry. We could not do what we do without your financial help. Kim and I are believing for Him to bring you a great Eph. 3:20 harvest financially for blessing us.

For all of you who pray for us, “thank you.” Nothing happens in ministry without prayer. We cherish you and the time you spend before God on our behalf.

We have some financial needs in addition to our normal monthly meeting expenses, we want to share with you. Last month we officially became an approved corporation in the State of New Jersey. This was a process we needed to get done, since we re-located to NJ. Now, most of our purchases in NJ are tax-free. This is a huge benefit to us as a ministry.

We had not budgeted for this expense, but went ahead and completed this process (as the Holy Spirit led us) with monies that came from our general fund. We would like to put those monies back into the general fund. The final cost (which includes all state and attorney fees) came to $620.80.

For those who give on a regular basis, please know we cannot re-direct your monthly giving to this expense, as we use your giving to finance our monthly meetings in Staten Island. So if you want to help with this expense, please send in an additional amount over and above your normal giving.

For those who do not give on a regular basis, we need your help now! Any gift you send in will be applied to this $620.80. If everyone who receives this newsletter was to send in a gift of $2, the need would be met. Please consider a gift of $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $75, $100, $620.80, or any amount the Holy Ghost leads you to give. We appreciate your consideration.

In the near future, we need to buy some signs we can put up in our meeting places, so people know who we are and when we are there. We are believing for $500 to get started on these signs. Please consider helping us attain the signage we need, by planting a financial seed towards this need. Just designate your gift by putting the word Signs in the memo of your check or by adding a note that says Signs when you give on our website.

You can give by sending us a check made payable to Jere Peterson Ministries, Inc. and mail to: Jere Peterson Ministries, PO Box 15, Lavallette, NJ 08735. Or you can give on our secure website at: www.jerepetersonministries.com. Please know, we are appreciative of any amount you plant into the work God has called us to here in NYC and around the world. All financial gifts are tax-deductible!

Keep moving forward with God! He has great things in store for you in the days ahead! Victory is yours!

May God’s Blessings Overtake You,

Jere & Kim Peterson

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