Actually, this article is not being typed at my usual desk, but from Richard and Mary Frame’s table in their home on top of a bluff in Napier, New Zealand. From where I am typing this letter, I have an amazing view of the ocean and downtown Napier. Richard is a retired farmer, well known as an evangelist, active with the FGBMFI here, and has in the past served on the board of FGBMFI in NZ. He is a keen shofar enthusiast, well known for regularly blowing his shofar over the city of Napier, and extending the trumpet calls throughout the spiritual realm to all nations. Over the next two days, he is teaching me about proclamations and blowing the shofar over the city of Canberra, to impact on the National and ACT Parliaments.
I have shared my testimony with members, wives and their friends at five chapter meetings in the South Island - Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin/Mosgiel, Alexandra and Invercargill and am now travelling through the North Island, having spoken in Stratford, Feilding, Carterton and North Wellington. I have five more chapters to speak to before returning home. Tonight I will be speaking at Graham Eagle’s (the National President) home chapter.
My testimony has been very well received so far, and there has been much much ministry at every venue, but only one salvation, at the last place I spoke. This one came after much prayer earlier in the day, crying out “JUST ONE SOUL TONIGHT LORD”. Tonight, my cry is TWO SALVATIONS AND SEVERAL NEW MEMBERS as I have been told there will be quite a few guests there.
Just as in Australia, everyone here comments about how much harder it is to win souls to the Lord. The membership numbers continue to dwindle here, with the vast majority in the 60+ age group. The average age at some meetings were over 70 years. I even had a couple of ladies over 90 years old coming forward for prayer to be allowed release from their rest homes to go to coffee shops and talk about Jesus.
There is no doubt the devil has managed to gain legal rights to disrupt the FGB activities in many countries through the courts of heaven. The devil is allowed to block prayers for souls and to discourage members from inviting guests and guest from accepting invitations to attend. I woke up early this morning with quite a burden for the FGB both in Australia and New Zealand. I sensed we had been conducting our spiritual warfare in the battlefields without first seeking judgments in the courts of heaven such that we could have strong and lasting victories in the battlefield. Revelation 19:11 says that Jesus, who is faithful and true, judges in righteousness and makes war. This verse shows that Jesus first judges, then makes war.
I believe the Lord is calling us to have Satan’s legal rights overturned and the judgments thrown out of the courts. Thus we need to come into the courts of heaven, ask for Satan’s legal rights overturned, remind the courts of God’s plan and purposes for the FGB and for favourable judgments so that we can have victories in the spiritual battlefields. So I would appreciate prayerful support in this arena.
It is not long till the next national summit in Melbourne, so I look forward to meeting many of you there to see what God has for our next step of preparation in fulfilling His vision for the FGBA.
In the meantime, shalom and every blessings to you all.
In His love
Full Gospel Business Australia