January 2022

Dear Partners and Family,

         Happy New Year!!!  I greet you in the Name and Love of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Our Savior whom by we have been made pure, set apart in the Anointed One. We are now His devoted and Holy people because everyone who calls on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord has been redeemed.  What a way to start the year.  Remembering who we are and what He has done for us.  Knowing who we are in Him empowers us to do great exploits and to take Jesus off the pages of our Bibles and make Him real to this hurting world.  Many have lost hope in these past years.  We, however, are not moved by what we see.  We are moved with the compassion of the Holy Spirit to bring the truth to the world.  The truth that will change this world, the truth that will bring heaven to earth.  I don’t know about you, but I have such a hunger to be in His presence, to hear His voice, to be with other believers under the corporate anointing, and to witness the Glory of God.  

         I had a dream the other night that I was in a Billye Brim meeting and when I opened the doors to the meeting there was a mist that filled the room.  The Glory of God was visible.  Then she, Billye, announced that we must come back after lunch because the Holy Spirit is going to move.  I have been praying about what does, “after lunch” represent.  A few nights later I was praying with my prayer team, and I heard the Holy Spirit say there is a great rejoicing that is about to take place.  People in the streets worshipping and praising God.  Then the Holy Spirit will move, He will rain down on God’s people.  Hallelujah!!!  

         Now this is what is really on my heart to impart to the Church.  I want to share something from Brother Kenneth Hagin.  He said, “The reason the majority of Christians, although sincere, are weak is because they have never dared to confess who and what they are in Christ.”  They must find out how God looks at them and then confess it.  These privileges are found mostly in the New Testament because they were written to the Church.  When you discover all that God has for you, boldly confess what the Word declares you are in Christ!  As you do this, your faith will abound.

         Our faith is held hostage when we don’t speak from our mouths.  Our faith never grows beyond our confession.  Revelations 12:10 in the Passion Bible says, “We conquer satan completely through the blood of the Lamb and the powerful word of our testimony.”  We create our world by our confession and declarations.  Sounds pretty easy until we think about all the negative things we say.  As we declare the Word constantly, we invoke the life of God and scare death away.  1 Peter 3:10 in the AMP says, “The one who wants to enjoy life and see good days (good-whether apparent of not), Must keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from speaking guile (treachery, deceit).”  In other words, we agree with the Word of God and what it says about us, and it comes out of our mouth.  Let me share a few verses about who we are in Christ.  I am going to personalize them.

         Ephesians 1:4 says, “In love He chose me, before He laid the foundation of the universe!  Because of His great love, He ordained me, so that I would be seen as holy in His eyes with an unstained innocence.”  1 Peter 1:16 “I am to be holy because Jesus is holy.”  I love this verse.  1 Corinthians 2:16 “For who has known or understood the mind (counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge?  But I have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and I hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.”  WOW! And as we speak and meditate on these verses, we begin to think His thoughts.  We have access to know what our Father would have us to do in every situation.  This verse confirms this.  Ephesians 1:17-18 “For I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, imparts to me the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know Him through my deepening intimacy with Him.”

         One more!  This scripture is so very important because of the days, last days, we are living in.  At the beginning of this planned-demic the Lord told me that He is calling us all to active duty.  I purposely did not give the version of bible I used in the above scriptures hoping that you will find the one that speaks to you.  In this verse however I am taking it from the Passion Bible.  It’s Mark 16:17-18 “And these signs will accompany me because I believe: I will drive out demons in the power of His Name.  I will speak in tongues.  I will be supernaturally protected from snakes and from drinking anything poisonous.  And I will lay hands on the sick and heal them.”  Notice this is not just for the 5-fold ministers, but for every believer.  God did not call the qualified, He qualifies the called and that is you and I!  

         Once again Happy New Year!  It’s going to be the best year yet!                                         You are Loved,                                                                                                             Dr. Debra Bennett