Ron Sawka Ministries
December 23, 2020; Tevet 8, 5781
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
I want to thank each and every one of you for your friendship, love, and support this past year. May this Christmas and holiday season be special. May you be filled to overflowing with the goodness of the Lord. May you be enlarged as you rejoice in Him.
On behalf of all our family:
Mike and Rachel, Jamie and Ashlie—Sano, Japan
Andrew and Sarah, Bea—London, England
Pete and Tina—Shichigahama, Japan
Ron and Teddy—Shichigahama, Japan
Make Your Declaration
“You will declare a thing and it will be established for you” (Job 22:28).
One of the mightiest spiritual weapons the Lord has given is the power of declaration. When we declare what He has spoken to us, something is released in the heavenly realm and that “seed word” (a promise or prophecy) that the Lord spoke begins to grow until it manifests and is fulfilled.
We see that Jesus did this. Psalm 2:7 states, “I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You.’” I don’t understand all the details of this, but I believe it was after Jesus’s resurrection when He ascended to heaven and was seated at His Father’s right hand. I imagine it played out something like this:
God, His Father, decreed to all creation—including the great cloud of witnesses and angelic hosts, as well as to the devil, the principalities and powers, and all demons—that Jesus, who had risen from the dead and who was now sitting at His right hand, was His Son and had all authority. It was a clear, powerful decree. All heard it. All were watching.
Now it was Jesus’s turn. He couldn’t remain silent. He had to give a resounding agreement. All were waiting to hear His response. It was loud and clear: “Yes, as Almighty God the Father has decreed, I am indeed His Son with all the rights, privileges, and authority.”
Jesus’s declaration sealed or completed His Father’s decree. It was now executed or “in force.” On the basis of that, Jesus—in front of that same audience—asked for and received all the nations as His inheritance (“Ask of Me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance” [2:8]).
Just think about how important that declaration was. If He had remained silent and said nothing, it would be the same as saying, “No, I don’t agree; I don’t accept this.” Not declaring would mean the decree was in abeyance—in a state of suspension or inactivity. But his declaration completed it.
With that scenario in mind, I have often thought of promises and prophecies the Lord gives us. It took me a while to learn it, but I know I need to declare those promises. I need to vocalize them. My declaring means I accept them. Those promises are thus immediately put into force—into action. I also know when I vocalize/declare them, that exactly the same realm that heard Jesus’s declaration is listening to mine. Yes, of course, the level is different, but the principle is the same.
I think of it in the following way:
The Lord hears and that promise is put in motion and begins to work.
The angels hear and begin to help carry this out, because angels “do His word” and “heed the voice of His word” (Ps. 103:20).
The declaration binds the demonic or sets boundaries (Matt. 18:18). They must back off.
So begin to make declarations:
Declare you and your family belong to the Lord and are His ekklesia.
Declare that God has ordained success and blessing for you.
Declare He has given your neighborhood/city to you to influence for Him.
Also, make specific declarations. Especially declare things God spoke to you in prophecy. Years ago the Lord spoke through prophecy that I would broadcast throughout Japan. This is partially being fulfilled through our daily MPP broadcasts. But God wants to reach massive numbers of secular Japanese. So I am declaring, “The Lord is opening up the airwaves over Japan to us. The people will be touched by the power of God. The numbers will be multiplied.”
I know that somehow things will begin to move in a new way. Necessary people, resources, and finances will come in.
So make your declarations of what God has spoken and promised. Watch things begin to move and be fulfilled.
Be blessed! Thanks so much for praying!
Ron and Teddy
No update for the next two weeks. I want our staff to rest. The next update will be January 13. However, I will continue to release my “Weekly Words” videos on Facebook.
No MPP from December 25–January 7
Yarn Alive—Has finished the year with a bang! All activities are finished, and all necessary finances have come in. The supply has been amazing. Activities will resume the first week of February. Thanks so much for praying.
“Believe His prophets and you shall prosper” (2 Chron. 20:20)—The Lord gave this to us to do back in early November. We are simply declaring what was prophesied about the US presidential election, and will do this until mid-January.
Consider becoming an Apostolic Fund Supporter—During December, we ask people to consider becoming Apostolic Fund Supporters by committing to support us for the equivalent of US $1,200 for the upcoming year. I feel the Lord spoke to me to expect many more Apostolic Fund Supporters than ever before. Please us the form below to sign up:
Yes, I Commit to Being an Apostolic Fund Supporter for 2021
Number of pledges:
Family members you want prayer for:
Also please be sure to attach a recent photo of you and your family (if applicable).
Please send us this information with the subject line “2021 Apostolic Fund Supporter.”
MPP: Gaining Access into Secular Japan—. You can view the short video explaining MPP and share it with others on social media.
Time to Mature: Put On the Crown and Rule with Him
Tevet: The Tenth Month of Hebrew Year 5781 (Dec. 16, 2020–Jan 13, 2021)
The word “church” comes from ekklesia, a secular term fully understood in Jesus’s day. We are God’s ruling body in our cities and the marketplace (e.g., business, government, education). God wants us to mature quickly and rule with Him. Growth does not always have to be a long, slow process. We can leap ahead!
A full description of the blessings of the month of Tevet may be found here.
Ron’s Weekly Meeting/Broadcast Schedule
Below is a list and times (Japan Standard Time) of public meetings you can connect with via Ron’s public Facebook page.
Jan. 8, Fri., 7:00 p.m., Apostolic for Russia (English/Russian)
Jan. 10, Sun., 8:30 p.m. (English/Chinese)
Morning Prophetic Prayer (MPP)
Note: MPP Winter Break—No MPP December 25–January 7
MPP is held weekdays from 6:00–6:45 a.m. (Japan time). It is not held on holidays that occur during the week.
You can join the live broadcast via Facebook (Ron’s public page), or can access the other channels to view the recording at your convenience:
Giving to Ron Sawka Ministries
1. Thank you so much for your giving, which plays such a vital role in helping us to do what the Lord has assigned to us. No matter what amount the Lord puts on your heart, we are so very, very thankful.
2. You may also feel led to become an Apostolic Fund Supporter (AFS) by pledging to give $1,200 (US) or its equivalent for the year. Please be sure to send us a photo of yourself to help us as we pray for you.
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Japan Apostolic Fund Supporters should give directly to CTF Japan
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