One of the most powerful principles and revelations that I received following my salvation was the value of PARTNERSHIP. The Kingdom of God is founded in relationship and cooperation.
Even our God is manifested in three Persons and are interdependent. Jesus said in John 5:30,
I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
And concerning the Holy Spirit, Jesus said in John 16:13-15,
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore, I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.
We as the Body of Christ are called to unity. Jesus said in John 17:20-21 that it would be a testimony to the world,
I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
Read what the Psalmist said in Psalm 133:1-3,
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. 3 It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing—Life forevermore.
According to Paul, tremendous power is released through Partnership. He wrote a powerful letter to his partners in Philippians 1:3-6,
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship [partnership-Philippians 4:14-16] in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ
He declares this blessing in Philippians 1:7 (KJV),
Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.
They, together with him had full access to the awesome power of the Grace of our God. He said in 2 Corinthians 9:6-8,
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
Tremendous provision and supply are released through the power of Partnership.
I believe we have some of the greatest partners in the Kingdom of God. We are so aware that we would not be able to achieve what we do without the support and prayers of our partners. It is through your generous giving that we can continue to expand and reach more and more people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you!
There is still so much to do. Please stand in agreement with Janine and me that our Partner base continues to increase more and more.
And know, just like Paul, we call on the blessing of the Lord every day for our partners and echo his words in Philippians 4:19,
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
This is our year of Great Beginnings!
We love you and pray for you every day.