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Archive for September, 2009

Prepared by Ralph Ellaya

The impact of ministry in Campo Grande was beyond conferencing. It was impact created through relationships in the community and being with the common man.  This level of interaction brought an open door for the Word to be received through hearts that received us by physical contact.

Ap Renan and his wife, resident ministers at the local church that hosted us received us with such love demonstrated through their sacrifice in ensuring that we were always taken care of.  His family is truly by his side both in ministry and domistically. This was evident through family meals and special times of laughter and joy around the table. Brazilians love to eat but every table became a feast of love.

There is cry for teaching giving an indication of the hunger in the hearts for something more then what they already have experienced. The church is in love with the Holy Spirit and realize that the Mind of Christ comes through the preaching of the Word throuh a grace carrier.  God really moved mightyly upon a people that are truly in love with Him. This love is evident through exhuberent explosive sessions of worship which require a true killing of the flesh. However a desire was created through teaching and preaching of the Word for a deeper understanding of God’s demands for this season.

We had sessions of questions and sessions of believers meetings which was proking for the listener and had to be perceived in the spirit. There was a resident presence of the Holy Spirit as the word was released through us bringing tears of conviction and tears of joy because of liberation through the word.

I acknowledge the grace of Roy Pillay and the influence God has given him after toiling in this nation for 18 years.  I witnessed the fruits of ministry and was priviledged to be a part of this sacrifice. I appreciate the opportunity of traveling with Louis Francis whose grace to impact communities through personal contact and sowing seed was a joy for me to experience. These men really added value to my life and to Campo Grande.

Pray that the word would bring a resounding effect in the atmosphere as we depart from this nation. Pray for Ap Renan who has perceived a New Season and is structuring himself and the local church for nations to come in. Pray for Roy Pillay to be engaged as a spiritual statesman in this nation as his ministry grows all over Brazil.

I look forward to be here again not just to speak but to be with family again

Ralph Ellaya in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil

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CONFERENCE REPORT

Hello everyone !

We have been truly busy at the Conference and we will release a detailed report on Monday 14 September.

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ARRIVAL IN BRASIL

Greetings to all from Ralph, Louis and myself. We have just arrived here in Rio de Janeiro and we have been warmly received by Ps Nilo and Ap Reran. There is a great sense of anticipation for what God is about to do in this place. The meetings start on Friday evening. Will keep you posted.

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MINISTRY ETHICS

It is a great pleasure to provoke comment on a subject I am truly passionate about. Ethical conduct is central to the well being of anything we are building….and we have to embrace the fundamental demand of any reformation… which is to build.

 

WE HAVE TO BUILD. WE HAVE TO PLANT. WE CANNOT SPEND OUR WHOLE LIFE DESTROYING AND TEARING DOWN.

AT SOME POINT IN TIME WE HAVE TO START THE WORK.

 

One of the easiest ways to speed up your process is to submit to the wisdom and counsel of those who have spent most of their lives building. People who firstly have bought the whole field at great personal cost, then they worked the field and proceeded to plant a vineyard.

The first truth is that if you have purchased the whole field, then you are entitled to the title deed.   

 

Recently we spoke about health issues; I was encouraged that we did not spiritualise this matter. That we engaged our common sense and submitted to knowledge and information that is being made available to us .

In the same way I want to approach the subject of ethics. This is a vast subject, but I believe that the area that is frustrating many builders in the Kingdom is a total disregard for set man principles by those who want to shorten the process.   

 

Prov 1:20-22

20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;

21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:

22 “How long will you simple ones love your simple ways?

 

For those of us that have experience in the field of commerce will understand how a distribution/marketing agreement is constructed. You will know that the “field” of operation is clearly identified. The rights to trade are purchased at a price. So if you have paid the price for the field your rights to trade in that designated field are protected and are enforceable in a court of law. This gives the trader every opportunity to work his field unhindered.

If another trader has an enquiry from your field, that enquiry must be directed to you. If this does not happen the profitability and the autonomy of your field is at risk. Your very credibility is brought into disrepute.

When these problems arise, the offender has all sorts of excuses. He says you did not have stock; he says your trucks are unreliable; your phone was out of order;

At the end of the day, that trader has to respect your field. He may threaten to refer you to the Competitions Board, like many of us may say “Jesus owns the earth”; we can do anything.

We are all under authority. Remember the centurion’s comments to Jesus:

Matt 8:9-10

9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

10 When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.

 

Jesus was impressed with the command structures of the Gentile system. You need protocols to order chaos.

 

There has to be order and structure if we are to experience dominion.

 

Remember the conversation between Abraham and Lot when their herdsmen were quarrelling?

 

Gen 13:8-9

8 So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are brothers. 9 Is not the whole land before you?

This had nothing to do with the financial viability of the land; it had everything to do with the protection of the integrity of both men as brothers.

There is a large part of the earth that is still

unrepresented. Who will go for us?

Is not the whole land before you?

We need pioneers to arise from amongst us. Those who would venture into unchartered territory. Those who can build from ground zero. Those who can work the land.

 

I have a simple rule when I visit another man’s vineyard. I go with one singular purpose….to add value to what he is building. Even in correcting, encouraging, adjusting I add value. I do not go to solicit sons for myself. Let me share a secret with you. It was not always like this. I have learned some harsh lessons on this matter.

 

Remember that God has set a man over every field. Respect that. Even if that man is Saul, he is the anointed of God.

It was David who declared “Touch not the anointed”.

 

Livestock represent wealth to many people even in this present day.

Ex 23:4

4 “If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to take it back to him.

God is talking about integrity regarding our enemy’s property.

Who knows if that bull was destined for the evening sacrifice?

Destined for the altar?

That it was escaping the demand of dying?

Who would know if it was meant to be a sin offering.

ONLY THE OWNER OF THE FIELD.

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The Highway Word Forum celebrates its covenantal

relationship with Pastors Brenden and Lushy Naidoo

of Praise Church South Africa.

Venue :  CCF International Church Wyebank

Date    :   4 October 2009  @  1700hrs

Enquiries :  Ps Brenden Naidoo 0741821812

Please join us there !

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STREAMS IN THE DESERT

A brand new ministry product.

Seasoned evangelists Krish and Pat Govender

invite you to join them at CCF International Church

Wyebank Kloof for a time of refreshing through the

teaching of  present day truths and the laying on

of hands upon those in need of restoration.

Isa 35:5-7
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
And the tongue of the dumb sing.
For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
And streams in the desert.
7 The parched ground shall become a pool,
And the thirsty land springs of water;
In the habitation of jackals, where each lay,
There shall be grass with reeds and rushes. 

Date :  Saturday 26 Sept 2009  1600hrs

Enquiries

Krish Govender    o832287277

Pat Govender        031 4021112

Michelle Pillay     031 7091217

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Part of the sermon by Eleanor Govender of CCF International Church South Africa.

We are in a season of complete understanding of the father / son relationship. This model has been revealed to us in accurate measure. The importance of the fulfillment of this relationship is what will ultimately establish the eternal purposes of God in the earth.

The ability of  the accurate vision of a father to be fully manifested in the earth is imperative  to complete God’s desired mandate for His people. Not all fathers are able to set out the plans and execute them to completion. The unexpected entrance of death at the door of the church or maybe the fathers desire to enter a period of rest finds sons catapulted into the limelight to take over the baton.

Sadly though we are surrounded by an orphaned generation who by choice, choose not to submit to a spiritual father resulting in the premature death of a vision that was supposed to transcend generations. As a result aborting the fullness of life that God has in store for us.

We need to understand the role of the father (the visionary), the role of the son and the unique people God would allow in our lives to ultimately make way for His glory to be seen in the earth.

Lets look at David as our study of the father model. Yes there are numerous other men that could have been chosen who also fathered well. But in this season we search for maturity not perfection. David has a flawed life like many of our fathers but just like them he has a heart after God and was willing to collaborate with God in raising sons of purpose.

David’s time in the bible was littered by the ungodly and ruthless practices of the reign of Saul. God’s chosen people were coming to a turning point in their history. God relentlessly searched and probed the earth for men and women who would bear sons of promise. He found such a man in David.

We know of David’s mighty exploits for God. We know of his heart that was always after God. But we need to go back and study his ability to patiently mentor his son Solomon for kingship. The life of Solomon, David’s son of promise illustrates the outworkings of God’s will in a son through the strategic planning of a father. Solomon was always submitted to Davids’s leadership and this transfer of grace is only possible with a face to face relationship with the father. A relationship that is absent in the church today. Fathers of churches have patiently invested in their sons all that is revealed to them by the spirit but unfortunately kingship for present day sons eludes them like the light of day that fades too quickly on a lovely afternoon.

2 Samuel 24 :18
18. “And Gad came that day to David and said to him, go up erect an alter to the lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.”

The story is taken up after a great plague has struck the land. David is given prophetic instruction to build an altar on the threshing floor of Araunah. This action ends the plague. The threshing floor is a place of separation. Grain is separated from chaff. The threshing floor was usually situated in a place that was high up so that the floor was in the path of the wind. You see the wind assisted in the separation process. This is symbolic of the divine sifting that happens in our lives. The fathers of church have died to themselves in order to deliver accurate reform. We see in this story David’s concern for the sheep  over himself. Its the principle of self sacrifice. His ability to go to Araunah when he could have summoned Araunah to him is indictative of the sacrifice of his substance. He was King. Aruanah meets with him and wants to give him the threshing floor and all that is in it. He refuses. He buys it. He refuses to offer a sacrifice on a ground that costs him nothing. ( 2 Samuel 24: 19- 25).

Fathers  purchased ground at great cost to themselves. Its the foundational principle on which sons should start. David sowed a seed for Solomon’s temple. David’s sacrifice was the ground for Solomon’s promotion. The sacrifice of our fathers must launch sons into greater glory.

Sadly though many times the treasure of the precious truth that is in the father is not unlocked by sons. What would happen if fathers could successfully transfer to their sons, their grace, their anointing, their vision, the secret things of God revealed by the Spirit, their righteousness, into three or four generations of sons. The answer is simple. They will inherit the earth.

David planned everything that was needed for Solomon to succeed.

2 Chronicles 1
” Solomon, son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom”.

As sons in this season we must be able to take over the baton. We must know who we are and must be confident of our sonship.

2 Chronicles 1: 7
“That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give to you”

That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him “ask for whatever you need”. At that point Solomon was not the wisest man on the earth he was a son who was thrown into the deep end. The Bible records that the children of Issachar had understanding of the sign of the times. And so did Solomon. He must have known that wisdom was all he needed to be be victorious at that time in his life. He asked for the right thing and was given everything else. As sons we need to be able to discern accurately what we require in order to fulfill the vision. Only after engaging God did Solomon go to Jerusalem and reign over Israel ( 2 Chronicles 13). As sons do not forget to engage the Lord, all ability comes from Him.  

2 Chron 2:3-4

3 Solomon sent this message to Hiram king of Tyre:

“Send me cedar logs as you did for my father David when you sent him cedar to build a palace to live in. 4 Now I am about to build a temple for the Name of the LORD my God and to dedicate it to him for burning fragrant incense before him, for setting out the consecrated bread regularly, and for making burnt offerings every morning and evening and on Sabbaths and New Moons and at the appointed feasts of the LORD our God. This is a lasting ordinance for Israel.
Solomon contacts the King for help. As sons pride need to bow its knee to the fulfillment of the vision.

2 Chronicles 2 :13
” I am sending you Huram Abi a man of great skill…… ”

Huram Abi was sent to Solomon. A man whose parents were from Tyre and Dan.These cities were steeped in idolatry. A man out of the faith was sent to construct the temple. One sent to craft out the vision set out by David.

God is raising up today Huram Abi’s to be launched into our midst to take the vision forward. We need to receive them as ones sent by God. Do not despise them. Huram Abi was able to walk directly into God’s plan for his life. Is this not rapid upgrade? His assignment was to work with the son to complete the vision.

The Bible records that Huram Abi was able to execute any design given to him. Sons like Huram Abi are needed. When he was done designing and creating all the panels, objects and artifacts for the temple then only was Solomon ready to build the foundation. The Bible states that it was difficult to weigh the goods produced. Sons, the weight of Huram Abi’s value to the Kingdom cannot be measured.

Remember that the foundational principle of the threshing floor is what the father requires us to build on. The ground was purchased at great cost.
2 Chron 3:1-2

3:1 Then Solomon began to build the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David. It was on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the place provided by David.
Sons do not leave the ground provided by your father, barren, dry, desolate and parched. Araunah means joy. Lets embrace the challenge of sonship with the spirit of joy.

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