February Partner Letter 2020
Then Elijah said to Ahab, “…there is the sound of abundance of rain. …and he said to his servant “Go up now and look toward the sea.” He went up and said “There is nothing.” And seven times he said “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!”’ …and there was a heavy rain. (I kings 18:41-45)
We are at the beginning of not just a new year, but a new decade – a decade that, 100 years ago, was referred to as “the roaring 20” s”. There is a “sound from heaven” that is growing stronger and stronger! Listen to what Kenneth E. Hagin prophesied in 1979 at Rhema:
“What is that sound? What is that sound that I hear? It’s the sound of many feet. It’s the sound of beautiful feet. It’s the sound of feet going forth with the Good News. Who are these that make this sound of tramp, tramp, tramp as they come— as they go tramping along? Who are these? Yea, they are those chosen of the Lord, called of God, equipped by His Spirit. Yea, they are those who have been loosed from the bondage of the enemy and sent forth to set men free. They’re those with the story of redemption, The story of freedom, the story of the glory of God. Who are these that go forth ever enlarging in number and increasing in number? Who are these? Yea, they are those who do know their God. They are those who do know His Word. They are those who know the mighty Name—The Name that’s above every name, The Name of Jesus.
They’re those that know how to take that Name And break the power of darkness over the lives, the minds, the bodies, the spirits of men and set them free. Yea, they are those with the message of deliverance, the message of healing, the message of victory, the message of God. Who are these? From whence have they come? Where are they going? Yea, they come from the very bosom of the Father, From the right hand of God. For their Master, even the Lord Himself as He ascended on high, gave gifts unto men. And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors, and teachers. They come from the very throne of God— From the right hand of authority. Where are they going? They’re going unto the uttermost parts of the earth. They’re going where an empty hand is reaching out for help. They’re going where a hungry cry—hungry for the bread of this life, and hungry for the true Bread of Life— He’s crying out for help They’re going around the world to tell the story, to proclaim the message, to do the work that God called them to do.”
There is a sound from heaven being heard by those who- in the roaring 2020’s – will “go again”! It is the sound of the army of the Lord – those who will dream again, love again, give again, pray again, preach again and praise again in 2020! It is a time of great mercy, great restoration, great outpouring and God’s great grace! Go again! Go again! Go again!
Cindy, Lois and Ray