When you love! Live by loving with your whole heart! No masks, barriers or banners you raise to preserve yourself! Because to love through the total dedication, serving unselfishly, without fear, and to be who you were created to be! Because in this speaks about the true gospel of Jesus Christ and to love your neighbor like yourself. In this dimension is the presence of the Holy Spirit that guides your feet swiftly to higher elevations.

Written throughout your book of life seated and your name noted in the heavens! May you be able to know in all of this that is why the Biblical reference refers to saying for in God there is liberty and freedom! Love your spouse this way, take Holy Communion daily together and pray together and taste and see that the Lord (Jesus) is good! The gates of hell will not prevail against you! And Jezebel is crushed by the right ofChrist who is the hammer and the Rock!!

What is the best thing you have embraced this year? Spiritual, Personally or Financially? Is transformation and realignment with the new spiritual season awaiting you? Or are you not sure where you are heading for the next season.?

When we reflect upon the year of 2017, and the Jewish Calendars New Year which started on the 23 September 2017, we realize that spiritually a new season has begun, new plans of God, new wineskins for spiritual new wine have we spiritually received.

Many people have encountered all the above aspects in the first paragraph. Together with the spiritual shaking of people’s comfort zones! Nothing birthed is without growth or pain in the creation of God. Neither is it naturally relevantly reflected when God is busy with a major cleansing, healing, and deliverance of his spiritual Bride.

We need to be ready spiritually to enter the blessings of what God want’s to release upon your life during 2018! Bitterness has to be exchanged with forgiveness, spiritual restitution, and emotional healing. No word should be upon your lips to condemn another or judge someone uncalled for. God is watching his beloved with a watchful eye! And he is standing ready to bless his beloved who have endured humiliation, rejection, onslaughts of Jezebel and who survived it all for the sake of his Kingdom!

There are so many things that can be captured in this writing but my question is are you ready for the next season? Forgive by taking your pain to the Altar who is Jesus Christ! Anything left on the Altar has to die in itself to be revived for the new breath God wants to give to you!

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We are currently touring through The United Kingdom, and we trust that all our family, friends colleagues and associates are enjoying sunny weather! Join us for our next Newsletter the end of November 2016

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AIM International Prayer Partnership Network of Associates and Friends of the Ministry

GOD’S DEVINE PORTALS OF HEAVEN IS ONLY OPEN WHERE THERE IS PRAYER IN THIS TIME!

Our AIM International Apostolic Prayer Partnership Network Associates and friends of the Ministry realized during January 2016, very profoundly that God is very busy with his people currently.  A spiritual echo so to speak, reassuring his people of his constant love for us. Prayer has brought miracles to the lives of many people in the apostolic network.  Apostolic Ministry Leaders, Business Leaders and nations in the International Apostolic Prayer Partnership network has testified of the goodness of God!

FINANCIAL BREAKTHROUGHS AND DIVINE INTERVENTION BY THE HAND OF GOD

Some in the international apostolic network were in great and urgent need of finances for chemo treatment, due to the shortfall of their medical-aid to pay for the urgent medical need. Within twenty four hours God provided the urgent finances needed! We thank God for obedient spiritual commitment to pray without ceasing!  Others in the network needed prayer and support for their volunteer work among drug addicts, prostitute’s alcoholics and abused women and children.

These Community Patrol Volunteers have seen many suicides in their community work.  Yet our God has not once failed us in any prayer or any requests in his throne room. We as an Apostolic Ministry aligned with our Prayer Partnerships in the Apostolic Ministry can truly testify of God’s love for his people.

GOD’S HAND BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH

A business woman who needed urgent prayer was in a devastating coma after a motor vehicle accident. There was nearly no hope. But God heard our united outcry for healing and restoration. To date the woman are now in a rehabilitation center for severe injured patient recovering. She came out of the coma very soon after our very first prayer as an international apostolic network during December 2015.  Taste and see that the Lord is good!

THE WORLD IS OUR OYSTER!  AFRICA INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES 
JANUARY 2016, NORTH SUDAN

The Founder of Africa International Ministries met with the Deputy Head of Mission, from Sudan Embassy in Tshwane recently.  She had a follow up scheduled appointment during March 2016.  The co- director Mr. John Olwagen will be meeting with Ministers and delegates on a Business Platform soon from Sudan as well to discuss mining in Sudan.

Apostle Louise has felt that the Government will also be conversing with Africa International Ministries.  They are scheduled until further notice from the Presidency when they are departing to North Sudan to identify gaps and community needs.

NAPEL

The Founder, Apostle Louise Olwagen has also felt that the Ministry needs to reach out to Napel as a community who are currently in total ruins after a natural disaster on the slope of Mount Everest.

Should God lead you to contribute to the spiritual and heartfelt poverty of the nation.  Please donate online at www.africainternationalministries.org. Use Napel as your reference and your details.  As a ministry we will issue you with a Tax Certificate.  And keep you totally updated of our contribution to Napel.

We thank the Lord for every good gift from the heart of God.  To every person who have donated towards the mark of excellence, and towards the ministry and apostolic vision of God we reverence your obedience.  Our Ministry and team wish you a year covered in the grace of God.

Stay blessed!
From the desk of the Founder, CEO, Apostle Louise Olwagen

27233716_sYou are the light of the world. ….they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” –Matthew 5:14-16

Growing up, I have often sung the song, “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.” but in all honesty, I can’t say that I have really known what that means. Physically, we don’t all walk around with light bulbs on our heads, do we? Of course not! As I have begun to understand God’s Word in its proper context, I have begun to understand what “shining your light”really means.

Let’s take a look at 1 John 1:6-8: “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin”.

The word light means “knowledge,” and the word darkness means “ignorance”. The Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness are in a constant struggle with each other. Hosea 4:6 says that God’s people perish because of a lack of knowledge… Prov 4:5-7 says we must get wisdom and understanding – the Word is full of these scriptures. Take Joshua 1:8 for example “If you meditate on my Word day and night… you will have good success!

School of Thought
So to shine your light really means to know God’s truth and to be vigilant in it. Don’t be ignorant. Jesus said that if we abide in His Word, we are His disciples (students of a school of thought). See John 8:31. Shine that knowledge before men and light the way for others to follow (Ps 119:105).

“..the kindness of God leads you to repentance” –Romans 2:4

People are God’s heart and they should be ours too. There are so many different ways in which we can be an example of Christ to others, but the most important of these is “Love”. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care! Our lives may be the only Bible that some people ever read. That’s why we should establish a culture of loving others effectively through acts of kindness. People will more readily understand that God loves them when our lives practically speak of Jesus.

When we reach out and touch someone else, we touch God’s heart. Every single one of us has a sphere of influence that someone else doesn’t have. We must never underestimate the power of simply sowing kindness or thanking someone for something they’ve done for you. Let’s allow God to stir our heart so that we are able to be Jesus to people. St Francis of Assisi said that we should, “Preach always and if necessary use words”. Action, it seems, speaks a whole lot louder than words. “If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again”. (William Penn)
Faith Without Good Deeds Is Dead
“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Goodbye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?” (James 2:14-16 NLT)
Let’s look for practical ways to help others – how many can you think of? Pay for someone’s groceries when they can’t afford it; walk their dog; mow the lawn; change the light bulbs; give food and clothing where it’s desperately needed… I like what Heidi Baker of Iris Ministries says: “Just showing kindness and loving someone – that’s the Gospel, it’s that simple”.

“Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.”(Psalm 91:8 AMP)

The Bible forewarns that in the last days, trouble will increase – we’ll hear of wars and rumours of wars, yet Jesus said we should “not be alarmed” (Mark 13:7). But how will we experience true protection and peace when all around us is becoming increasingly unstable?

Bombs could not harm her
I heard of a woman who lived in London at the height of the bombing raids during World War 2. While everyone was hiding in the bomb shelters, she was at home asleep in her bed. Bombs were levelling buildings all around her, but she remained unharmed. When the war was over, people asked her why she hadn’t joined them in the shelters. She replied that she believed God’s word in Psalm 121:4 that says God watches over His people and He neither slumbers nor sleeps! The woman had made up her mind that if God was watching over her, she could sleep safely. She wasstrong in faith, and knew that God was faithful to protect and keep her.

Check your Word Gauge
God promises protection, but it’s not automatic – we have to stay within the confines of His Word. If we want to mature in our faith, we will need to get God’s Word down in our hearts in abundance and let it overflow out of our mouths. The things we say expose what we really believe. We should be speaking to our circumstances, and not about them! Change will only happen when we speak in faith, not fear. So if fear is coming out of our mouths, let’s check the level in our “Word gauge”.

Conclusion
“O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him….But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.” (Psalm 3:1-3 NIV)

A lot of the things that we put our trust in have never stood the test of time. But when we have faith in God, and put our trust fully in Him, He will be a shield around us. And just like King David in Psalm 3, God will be a shield around you. You can confidently hold your head high, because you’ll be covered with God’s glory. You’ll be hidden in the secret place of the Most High, inaccessible to the enemy.

When the power failures in life hit you – SEE GOD and not the circumstances.

The only way we will remain fixed and immovable when the tough times hit is if we have an assurance of who God is, and that will only come when we see who He is from His Word. God’s integrity has stood the test of time. His Word is tried and tested; it has been forever established in heaven and it will accomplish whatever He has sent it to do (Isaiah 55:11). But we have a vital part to play… we must speak His word in faith so it can “return to Him”.

In order for us to see why God wants us to make His Word a priority in our lives, we need to understand how it will benefit us in the long run. See 2 Timothy 3:16.

God says that His Word is a light unto our path and a lamp unto our feet (Ps 119:105). He will reveal Himself to us through the scriptures. Jesus said “he who has seen Me has seen the Father”. Also read John 1:1 -Jesus and the Word are one. When we are faced with hardships or decisions we have to make, we should ask ourselves “what Jesus would do,”, how He would respond, and when we find the scripture that answers our query, we should align ourselves with what is said in the Word.

Keeping the Picture
True Godly strength comes from applying the Word consistently. Consistency holds a lot of power. When you continue to do what you know you should – the breakthrough will come. When you mean business with God – He’ll mean business with you.

I think of a story that my husband told me about a tour that he did of an international airport. He was allowed into the air traffic controller’s tower and was given a brief description of what happens there. What stood out for me as he spoke was a technique they use called “Keeping the Picture”. In the event of a power failure occurring, the air traffic controller would have to remember where all the planes were situated on the screen. His task would then be to safely land each and every plane. I thought about this and really felt stirred in my heart that many people have “power failures” in their lives. They feel that no matter how hard they pray or play the game, there is no power. This is not the time to give up and run away. It’s the time when you make a withdrawal from the deposits you’ve been making. People who know their God will remain stable. They will not be moved and turn to the left or to the right. If we fix our gaze consistently on what the Word has to say – we would be able to ditch every curved ball that life throws us. If we allow Jesus Christ to be the Air Traffic Controller in our lives, He will successfully and safely direct every aspect of our lives into His perfect will and plan, time and time again.

Constant focus on God’s Word
In my own life, there have been countless times when I could have thrown in the towel and said that’s that. But.. I’ve made the decision to stand on His Word. In 2002, I was involved in a motorcar accident and I could have had every right to give up. But I didn’t. Even though I spent a great deal of that year in hospital and had to relearn what many of us take for granted, I decided that no matter what – God would have first place in my life. I realised that God is for me and not against me. He has a plan and a future for me. As long as I kept the image in front of me of what the Word says I am – the “power failure” didn’t affect me. Over the years I’ve learnt that whatever the devil wanted to use for my demise – God would turn around for good. I don’t give myself a chance to ponder on the bad and what could have happened. Sure, there are setbacks, but God said that He would lead me into triumph, and I believe Him. I’ve walked too long a road with God to bail out on Him now. God is good, period!!

You may be going through something in your own life right now. Don’t give up! God wants to come through for you. He wants you to give your concerns to Him and to trust that He can do it for you (1 Peter 5: 7).

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ and through us diffuses the fragrance of his knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” –1 Corinthians 2:14-15.

Did You Know That We are Filled with the Fragrance of Christ? The cross opened the door to a whole new world. Once we received Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we became part of something far greater than us. No wonder we look and smell different!

Let me illustrate what I mean with this example that God gave me years ago: Many of us have had the opportunity to be around someone who may have either eaten garlic, onions or fish. Would you agree that the aroma that lingers around them definitely points to what they’ve eaten? You can easily identify it. If we stay in God’s presence, it lingers all over us and gives off a fragrance that’s easily identifiable. People always take note of the way you wear God, even if they don’t say so.

Being Different has Master Appeal
People saw that He was different. They didn’t always accept the “different”, but when they needed to be healed, set free or encouraged, they knew exactly where to go. Jesus liked to challenge people’s ideas. He came to bring the Kingdom back to earth and to restore our full rights as sons in that Kingdom. This really provoked the religious leaders of the day to self-righteous anger – no wonder they didn’t like His message.

We are imitators of Christ, reflecting His ideals. Jesus entrusted His message to us in the earth – the message of the Kingdom. In order to be effective in reasoning with the world today, a new breed of Kingdom Ambassadors has to rise up. Diplomats who introduce a new country, a new government – the Kingdom of Heaven here in the earth. We must be knowledgeable concerning God’s big picture so that we can be the difference the world needs.

Attracted to the Light
If we take a look at the light in our kitchen, we will notice that when we switch it on, bugs are attracted to it. It’s the same with us – when we are in God and are switched on, those who don’t know God as Lord and Saviour will be attracted to us. When they come, we simply lead them to Jesus. We proclaim liberty to them and allow Jesus to set them free. Let’s stay filled with God on a continual basis, and develop His heart for the nations. It’s then that we will wear Christ well and be a blessing to the many – by diffusing the wonderful fragrance of Christ and His kingdom everywhere.