Apostolic trip to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (now known as the Republic of Artsakh) – March 2018

Ralph worked in a number of cities in the nation of Armenia for two weeks in March of this year. He visited and ministered in a number of churches where he had previously ministered in past trips. He was pleased to be able to renew relationships and to build new ones in each city. He also had a number of opportunities to minister directly to the leadership of several churches as well as the youth of the People of God Church in Yerevan (capital city) who met with him at their camp site for a day of ministry.

Flag of Nagorno-Karabakh (now known as the Republic of Artsakh)

During this trip he also had the honour of ministering for three days in the nation of Artsakh. This was his first visit to this nation and the 7 hour drive through the rugged mountains was breathtaking and amazing to say the least. He ministered in an amazing young church in this nation and prophesied over ever member while there for a number of services.

A big thank you goes out to Rafi Shahverdyan (apostle) and Samvel Kharatyan (pastor and apostle-in-training) for their warm welcome and tremendous hospitality

EASTER IS OVER – NOW WHAT?

  • The capture of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane is over
  • The brutal treatment of him at the hands of Roman soldiers is over
  • The trial that found him guilty is over
  • The torturing and twisting of his body is over
  • The cruel fastening of his body to an old rugged cross is over
  • The bleeding wounds from his head, hands, feet and pierced side is over
  • The retrieval of his body from the cross by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus is over
  • The burial of his body in a freshly dug grave is over is over
  • The search for his body by the women who visit the tomb is over

All that Jesus had gone through is over 

His earthly body has been resurrected 

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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