It has been a few months since you heard from us last. The summer is behind us and fall is in full swing.
I am pretty sure that everyone has heard of the terrorist attacks in Paris. People are scared and worried about what else might happen and how this problem will get solved.
A few weeks ago, after that Russian plane was shot down, I was pondering about the this happening in the world. Then the Lord spoke, interrupting my thoughts, He said: "Great days are ahead, so don't be scared!". Him saying that, brought everything back in perspective.
Did you know that fear and unbelievable saddens the Lord?
Kenneth E. Hagin once said:"God has a little category of sin and He has put fear and unbelief first.” Why is that?
I was reminded of Isaiah 51:12-13: "I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you should be afraid of a man who will die, and of the son of a man who will be made like grass? And you forget the Lord your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth. You have feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he is prepared to destroy."
If we would just focus on all the evil that is taken place in the world and we forget to remind ourselves Who the Lord is and what He has done for us, fear can come in very easily. We fear, because we forget Him!
So let us remember! Remind yourself Who the Lord is and remind yourself what He has done for you before and how He always takes care of you. If He did it before, He will do it again!
In Psalm 78 you can read the story of the Israelites, who forgot the works and wonders of God. They sinned against Him and it says that the Lord became furious, because they did not believe in God and did not trust His salvation. Verse 42 says that they did not remember His power: the day when He redeemed them from the enemy, when He worked His signs in
Egypt. Do not let fear take hold of your heart. You are His and He knows how to take care of His own.
Hebrews 3:16-19 also talks about the Israelites in the dessert and states they could not go into the promised land because of their unbelief. Fear and unbelief go hand in hand. The opposite of unbelief is faith. How do we get faith?
Romans 10:17:" Faith comes by hearing and by hearing the Word of God. The word for 'Word' in this verse is not logos (the written Word), but Rhema (the word spoken from God directly to you). Faith comes automatically if you hear from Him! Spend time with Him, let Him speak to you en know that what He speaks is truth. Like the Lord told me: "Great days are ahead, so don't be scared”, that is truth. Focus on what He is doing, do not be afraid, because greater is He who is in us, then he that is in the world.
Abraham is called the father of faith. What did God tell him? Romans 4:17: 'I have made thee a father of many nations.' It says he noticed that his body was getting older, but that he never doubted God's promise; "he staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief." That's it! In Hebrews 11:11 it is written about Sarah that she judged Him faithful Who had promised. She had come to the conclusion that he was trustworthy, to be trusted, because she focused of Who He was to her and what He had done for her in the past. She had come to the conclusion: I can trust Him and will become a mother at this age!
We have had enough reasons to be afraid: fear how things would go with the children, how we could pay all the bills, you name it!
I will never forget something that happened years ago: in my mind I was just thinking about how things would go with two of our children....what they would do, what school they would go to, and so on. The Lord interrupted my thoughts and said: " Did I not promise you that I would take care of them?!" He was kind of strict and it felt like I got slapped on my fingers. What were just thoughts to me, the Lord knew their intentions and knew they were worries....and worries were not okay for me to have, because I should have known better! Oops....
So, the same way Jesus told Jairus:" Do not be afraid, have faith".
The last two months we mainly travelled in the Netherlands. We visited with people that we have never met and are interested in the network and with people whom we have known and are connected with.
The end of this month Wil and I will go to Lithuania and visit multiple people and house churches. Pray for us!
In January we will travel to Berlin. We will visit Katrin and Jostein Grothe and their daughter. They have been at the conference for the last two years, so you might know who I am talking about.
On the 15th of this month three of our grandchildren were baptized in water. Their ages are between 6-15 years old. It is a great thing they have decided to live their lives for the Lord!
Carsten is in his last year of human resources management; he is looking for a place to finish his last internship.
Elsbeth and Mat from the USA are working on move here. There are many things to arrange and things need to fall into place, like a house and work, but we trust everything will work out at the right time. Prayer sure is appreciated!
The book "righteousness, from the inside out" is available now in Dutch.
The English version is also available, see our website: http://www.cwowi.eu/books-written-by-ank-kleinmeulman.html
The second book is about our authority in Christ will hopefully be out the end of this year. We are working on the translation, from English to Dutch.
You can also find teachings in Dutch on our website and there is more to come! For those who understand English; there is an amazing amount of teachings f on John that you can find on his website: www.supernaturalhousechurch.org
Everyone who prays for us: thanks! We really appreciate it!
For all the financial support: thanks! We could not do what we do without your help.
There is a lot to do and are resources are limited, so if you could remember us in your giving, that would be great!
Wil en Ank