BECAUSE OF EASTER 

It was Easter Sunday for the Ibuga Christians of Western Tanzania. 

In one village, a large crowd had gathered to worship. 

Many came out of curiosity to hear about a God who conquered death. 

While they were singing and praising God, they didn’t know the danger that awaited them. 

At that moment, a crazed mother lion was stalking their village, not killing to eat, but just killing every living thing in sight. 

She killed several goats, cows, and a woman with a small child. Then she turned toward the singing worshipers. 

When they saw her standing ready to charge, the crowd froze in fear.  Read more

ROAD SIGNS ON THE CHRISTIAN JOURNEY

This teaching is a follow-up and continuation to a teaching entitled: “A Hunger For More”

As we continue to hunger and thirst for more and move deeper into our relationship with Jesus and His people, the Church …

There are 9 road signs to help guide and direct us on our journey

The Bible states:

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go.” Psalm 32:8

A look back…

It’s 100 AD and you’re driving your chariot down a Roman road.

You come to a crossroad and see a sign that tells you to stop to wait for passing traffic.

Amazingly, even in Roman times, traffic signs were useful and very much a part of the culture of the time.

Fast forward to the 21st century when a modern the highway is decorated with many different types of signs – some advertising products but a good number giving directions indicating what is ahead on your journey… Read more

A HUNGER FOR MORE

Jesus meets this woman at the well in Sychar

This is in Samaritan country …
Samaritans were half-breeds – the offsprings of Jew married to Gentile
Samaritans were considered of less value than the family dog
Samaritans worshipped the same God but did so on a mountain – not inJerusalem
Jews did not speak to Samaritans but Jesus had chosen to travel through Samaria when it would have been easier and shorter to simply go around it as Jews usually did
Let’s read the story:

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People Die and Then…?

“One day you will stop breathing, but you won’t stop living.”

You will stop breathing and your heart will stop pumping blood

You will be pronounced dead by a doctor

But you will not stop living – you have simply changed locations

One moment after you die – you will experience either the greatest celebration ever (Heaven)

Or the greatest separation ever (Hell) Read more

Rome – Penetrating World Structures

God is bringing us back to the biblical pattern for the Church. He is preparing a new wineskin for a new move of His Spirit which will bring many into the Kingdom. Some say, we are being prepared for the end-times harvest of souls for the Kingdom.

The Church has tried following man’s ideas, but man’s ways have not produced results and has resulted in a lot being done in the flesh. We have been faithful but somewhat fruitless. God is bring us into a new season when there was will be a return on His investment and much fruit will be seen. Following God’s plan the Early Church moved in a continuous time of harvest that reached the known world in one generation. We can learn from their example.

A key element in the success of the Early Church, as we have seen, was the establishment of apostolic regional centers. They were placed strategically by the Holy Spirit so they could have the greatest impact in spreading the Gospel of the Kingdom and in training, equipping, and releasing the saints to expand the Kingdom to the end of the then known world. Apostolic centers were not randomly placed. God planted them where they would have the greatest impact to penetrate the world for His Kingdom. Read more

Corinth – Reaching the Hard-Core Lost

We have been looking at biblical regional centers or apostolic centers as found in the New Testament…

We have looked at Jerusalem, Antioch, and Ephesus… The forth one of five is found in the city of Corinth

Today – the Lord is stirring something in the harvest fields. He is placing a hunger in people’s hearts for a reality – a spiritual reality leading to a new physical reality – beyond anything they have previously seen or experienced.

  • He is preparing His Church for a great end-times harvest that will soon be upon us.
  • He is preparing us to receive that harvest as well as be labourers in the harvest field bringing the harvest into the Kingdom and the Church
  • He is planting “new wineskin” churches in nations around the world
  • He is renewing existing churches that are willing to move into a new future

And, I believe, He is walking away from churches who determined to continue to hold to their lifeless traditions and religious rules that hold people in bondage and control them. Read more

We Are The Church

You and I together are the Church

  • The Church is the people of God assembled together
  • The Church is born again, Sprit-empowered believers gathering and scattering
  • Gathering to worship and be equipped
  • Scattering to tell others of the Good News that Jesus saves, heals, delivers
  • We are the Church

Song: Rand Collection Experiment – “Build Your Kingdom Here” (We are the Church)

Jesus said, “I will build My Church Read more

March 2018 Trip to Armenia

Ralph will be ministering in the nation of Armenia March 15th to the 25th of this year.  Armenia is an amazing country with  some very strong churches. Over the years Ralph has ministered in over half a dozen major cities in the nation and has seen God do amazing things in the lives of His people there.

This trip Ralph will be working, as usual, with Samvel Kharatyan whom he first met in Moscow many years ago. At that time Samvel received a prophetic word about his call as an apostle. Ralph had never met him when he prophesied over him. From that encounter during a School of the Supernatural a great relationship has developed. And, in some small ways, Ralph has been mentoring Samvel as they built a strong, personal relationship.

Armenia has an amazing number of historical sites both Christian and non-Christian. Ralph has had the opportunity in past visits to tour a number of these amazing sites … the one pictured here is at the foot of Mount Ararat and is a monastery built early in the history of the Christian faith and still functioning today. Read more

January, 2018 Apostolic Trip to Kazakhstan

Ralph recently returned from his semi-annual trip into the wonderful nation of Kazakhstan. This two week apostolic ministry trip was the most powerful trip he has ever taken to this nation over the past decade.

The teaching schedule was intense. There were three schools each running for three days

1> The Holy Spirit (a Master’s level course for Vine University)

2> School on apostles and prophets (the building of an apostolic-prophetic church)

3> Leadership School teaching on leadership principles

Those in attendance at all three schools were eager to learn, interacted and engaged with the material being presented, and were obviously impacted by what they were learning and in the ministry times when many received life-changing prophetic words.

Ralph also ministered both Sundays to a very active congregation and again the messages were well received and a number of believers were impacted when they received prophetic words.

Each evening there was a meeting with leaders, a cell church to attend, a house church to share at, and youth meeting where young people had opportunity to ask questions about any topic they wanted to.

Plans are already set for Ralph’s next visit to Kazakhstan in early September 2018.

You Are The Church

You are not the “laity”

I am not the “professional clergy”

The clergy – laity divide is not biblical in the least

The word “laity” means “amateur”

And God does not want you to an amateur when it comes to the things of the faith

He wants you to be a mature believer

  • A new creature in Christ – growing into maturity so you become more and more like Him
  • A minister of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5)
  • An ambassador of the King and the Kingdom (2 Corinthians 5)
  • A reproducing believer going into your community and making disciples (Matthew 28)
  • A disciple who knows and can discern truth from error

We are all part of the “priesthood of all believers”  Read more