January 3rd, 2003

Beloved friends in Christ:

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth�this people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise. Is. 43.18, 19, 21

Beloved, in His all-varied wisdom, which is infinite, don�t look at the past, the old things, but "remember Me"! He gives us a holy expectation, and in that expectation is a new threshold�rivers in the desert� a new abundance. Secondly, �floods upon dry ground� from all our carnal weariness to deliver. Lastly, �a higher commitment�rivers in high places, a way in the wilderness�What is needed these days is a continuous witness for the Lord. It is only in unity that God can work. Those that are �with Me gather; those that are against Me, scatter. The time is short; let us not squander our opportunities. He is revealing great things to us out of His law. The only way we can invoke it is by His great Name. Beloved, let us respond to it! Hallelujah!

Presently, I have a great privilege myself, and the team, to go to China, to refresh and to bring a word in season, to transmit vision in a time of need. The great opportunity to see many come into the kingdom and to gender spiritual care is here, to see life nurture out of death. Enclosed you will find my Winter Journey itinerary. The restrictions on travel are increasingly evident, but as long as there is an open door, the Lord has said "Go!" and I have promised to never say no, for 35 years. �And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached unto all the world, for a witness unto all nations. And then shall the end come. As we see increasing persecution throughout the world, the Lord promises to universalize the proclamation of the gospel. Pray for strong encouragement to the Workers in China and Indonesia.

Dear ones, I want to be available for the Lord�s people in the day of my departure and the day of His coming. Let us not turn back �but endure unto the end. Hold fast the confidence and rejoicing in the hope firm unto the end �hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end. Mt. 24.13; He. 3.6; 3.14.

These words for now. We�ve been praying for awakening and revival. May these birth pangs bring forth the man-child that will reign with Him. Let us not succumb to the suggestions of the enemy: mistrust, suspicion, discouragement, anger; these are the ways of the destroyer (diabolos). Let us continue on this Winter Journey 2003 to be a phalanx of prayer, a standard before the Throne, rejoicing in strength in serving Jesus, and holding fast to the joy of His heavenly calling.

Under His mercy,

Brother George

Precious Promises: Mt. 10.16, 22; 2 Thess. 1.5, 11; He. 3.1