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Ambassador Ministries in Covenant 2005 Report

What an adventurous journey the year 2005 has been for Ambassador Ministries In Covenant as well as for the birth of Covenant Fellowship!!

At the beginning of this year the Lord spoke the words “This will be a year of extensions”. Extensions? What would that mean for the work the Lord had laid on my heart?

Through much agonizing prayer and seeking God’s heart and Will for His purposes, steps were taken to start a house church, named appropriately by the Lord “Covenant Fellowship”. This place was to be a place of the melting of the “old” and the “new”. The Ancient paths of the Lord mingled with new revelation of the Holy Spirit!

What were God’s ancient paths and how would new revelation flow from the Holy Spirit? Certainly there was no apparent need for another church in the community and yet this was the direction the Lord was leading us in. What was the mandate for this something new and yet old at the same time?

Scripture after scripture opened up as I studied the Word of God. God was calling us as a body of believers to walk the ancient paths of mercy, integrity, peace, truth uprightness serving God with reverence and godly fear. By following in these ways we would reach out to the brokenhearted, wounded and those without hope while at the same time pursing peace and holiness in all that we did. This could only be done of course, with the help of the Holy Spirit who would bring revelation as to how to go about accomplishing His Will. Holy Spirit would equip us and bring freshness and anointing to do what He was calling us to pursue, individually as well as corporately.

So on March 27, 2005 we launched Covenant Fellowship in the office of Ambassador Ministries, 208 Forced Rd. Russell, ON, with a group of excited visionaries!!

Each Sunday was a day of celebration of the Presence of the Lord in our midst, testimonies of God’s hand at work during the week, answered prayer, healings and growth in the Word of God along with its application in the today of our lives where we were planted.

God has been faithful in leading us through understanding of what “covenant” is and His Truth in Word and deed. Learning to hear God through scripture, and the prophetic is how we ended the year, stretching ourselves beyond our “natural” and into the supernatural nature of El Shaddai, God Almighty!!

As we learn to love one another with our own weaknesses, shortcomings and inadequacies we let others be who they are, while being changed ourselves. Let us continue to reach outside of ourselves and into the lives of those who need a touch of the love of God but with flesh on. Willing vessels is what God is after, those after His own heart, developing a sacrificial love for the lost and hurting.

My personal testimony has always been God’s great faithfulness and I believe it is this very characteristic of the Lord that will shine forth from the group of believers He has put together, and, those He will continue to draw to go forth with His vision planted in our hearts.

In 2005 the Lord touched many lives through the Touch of God’s Love baskets (given to those diagnosed with cancer in the village and surrounding areas), they were greatly appreciated and received. The church supported two young missionaries to go to Kenya this summer and an adult to Iqaluit, Baffin Island. As well, we collected 2000 mason jars for a Kenyan project to start a canning industry for fruits and vegetables (this has never been done before in Kenya). Monies were also sent to Mid’s protection and opening a door to sickness. It is also possible to open your life up to sexually transmitted diseases.

Man can step out of God’s grace and provision and thereby open his life to the attack of the enemy. This should not be a reason to fear but should remind us to stay in the Will of the Lord for us.

Sickness, disease and death can come to those who step out of God’s protection. In the same way the New Covenant is to be received by faith, faith calls us to stay in obedience to the Will of God. Though we many live in the wonderful New Covenant of grace, this does not allow us to practice habitual sin. The grace of God cannot be abused; we must live righteously with honor and holy awe towards God.

Jesus is our sin bearer. Notice the connection of sin and sickness in these verses: 1Peter 2:24 “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, and we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” Isaiah 53:5 “He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief…Surely He has borne our grief’s and carried our sorrows; …” The Suffering Messiah bore our sins and sicknesses. Psalm 103:3 “Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.”

The curse of the law includes all diseases, every sickness and every plague (Duet 28:60-61). Though we were not under the law, the fall of Adam sold us into slavery to sin and made us subject to Satan. But Jesus has redeemed us (brought us out of slavery). He purchased us with the price of His own body and blood and through His sufferings offers us emancipation. In order for Christ to redeem us, He was made a curse for us; that is, He bore for us the punishment prescribed by the law. That is why He took our infirmities, and our sicknesses (Matt. 8:17). He hung upon the cross taking our place as our sin and sickness substitute, that through faith we would not have to bear what he has borne for us. The diseases of our bodies were laid on Jesus. We never have to bear them because He has borne them for us.

All we have to do is trust and believe!!


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