Ron Sawka Ministries
February 3, 2021; Shevat 21, 5781
Strategies for Uncertain Times Series:
1. Do Warfare with Your Prophecy (2 Chron. 20:20; 1 Tim. 1:18)
2. Stay in Joy (John 16:33)
3. Remember You Are Anointed and Walk in the Power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:14)
4. Let the Lord Fill Your Mouth with His Things to Declare (Ps. 81:10)
5. We Just Have to Begin Speaking It Out (Prov. 18:21)
6. Be Sure to Enjoy the Lord (Ps. 34:8)
Are You Enjoying Life?
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” (Ps. 34:8, NKJV).
“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10, ESV).
“All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances]” (Prov. 15:15, AMPC).
We are in these amazing and often confusing times. We have gone through events that didn’t turn out as we hoped and prayed for. And we’re still living with the disruptions and uncertainties of COVID-19, which doesn’t seem to be going away soon. At the same time, the Lord is pouring out His Spirit on all people. Acts 2:17 says, “I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh.”
We need to remember God’s promise is not limited to only believers, but is for all mankind. As we believers increasingly experience the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we have to realize the Holy Spirit is touching others around us as well. Of course they don’t know it or realize it, but somehow the Holy Spirit is there for them. This means that for people in general, there is potential to become increasingly open to the Lord. It may take just one word or act of kindness that causes their heart to open wide—as we see with Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1–10) or the woman at the well (John 4:1–26). Just one kind word started a chain reaction resulting in radically changed lives.
But in the midst of all of this, how should we be? We shouldn’t be anxious, because we are told, “Be anxious for nothing” (Phil. 4:6). Nor should we be heavy and ponderous, as if the world rests on our shoulders, because Jesus said, “My yoke is easy my burden is light” (Matt. 11:30).
The Lord wants us to enjoy Him. In fact, that is the main emphasis of this eleventh month of Shevat. The Lord has many good things for us. He wants us to enjoy Him and to enjoy our lives.
The choice is ours. I can choose to worry, or even to just be neutral, which also is a choice. But the best choice is to be joyful. If I choose joy, then it seems to be easy for the Lord to fill my life with good things. I really like Proverbs 15:15, which states, “All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances].
Be blessed! Thanks so much for praying!
And yes, I am asking you to pray hard for us. It’s time for Japan to be reached. Pray that the number of those listening to MPP would multiply many times over. Pray hard!
Ron and Teddy
Shevat—A Time to Amplify Your Shout
The Eleventh Month of Hebrew Year 5781 (Jan. 14–Feb. 12)
This whole decade is about “the mouth,” and this month focuses on what we say. We don’t want to only say “God is good,” but we also need to forcefully declare it. The forceful declaration blesses us and can heal us. It also is an announcement to the forces of darkness and they have to back off. More information may be found here.
Online Apostolic Center
Weekly Broadcast Schedule
Below is a list and times (Japan Standard Time) of public meetings you can connect with via Ron’s public Facebook page.
Feb. 5, Fri., 7:00 p.m., Apostolic for Russia (English/Russian)
Feb. 7, Sun., 8:30 p.m. (English/Chinese)
Morning Prophetic Prayer (MPP)
We are praying and expecting that there will be a marked increase in unchurched, non-Christian Japanese viewers. We believe they will hear of the healings and of lives being changed and will want that for themselves.
MPP is held weekdays from 6:00–6:45 a.m. (Japan time). It is not held on Japanese national holidays or on other designated rest days.
No MPP on the following days:
Feb. 11, Thurs.
Feb. 23, Tues.
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:
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