“Brethren, pray for us!” (1 Thess. 5:25).
“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you” (2 Thess. 3:1).
Please Pray for Us!
I sometimes think there is a natural hesitancy when it comes to asking people to pray for us. We hold back. But Paul certainly wasn’t shy about asking. His request for prayer was in the context of some extremely important matters (e.g., “rejoice always,” “in everything give thanks” [1 Thess. 5:16–21]). Those things are extremely important. Likewise, he deemed that asking for prayer was also very important.
Thus, I ask you to pray for me. Here are four things the Lord has been placing on my heart. Please pray.
1. MEGA Expansion of MPP—I thank the Lord for the growth of this weekday-morning ministry and am so glad for the team that releases prophetic words. So many have communicated how MPP helps them. We “guesstimate” there are about 3,000 viewers every day in Japan, Taiwan, China, and other nations. I am so thankful for this.
But I feel we need a great boost of power from the Lord so we can reach ten times as many. Already we are receiving testimonies of non-Christians listening and being saved. How I wish for great increase. Recently I read that Alpha Course was reaching about 4,500 per year, but exploded to two million in about five years’ time after the founder, Nicky Gumbel, was touched by the Holy Spirit at Toronto in 1994. Lord, please give us great, great increase!
2. Releasing the Fire of God—We are now praying for the date of our third Fire of God conference. We had already decided to do our first one (March 20) when a prophet who knew nothing of it prophesied that I would be part of a move of “fire of the Holy Spirit” and that we were to focus on spreading the fire not only in Japan, but also throughout Asia. And that there would be many affected, as well as healings, miracles, and great harvest. We have held two Zoom conferences so far and are planning our third. Please pray for this to spread and that many ministries and churches would begin to explode, similar to what Nicky Gumbel and Alpha Course experienced (see above).
3. Releasing the Ekklesia to Soar High! During a prophetic activation with some Chinese believers, a young man prophesied that I needed to let the eagles out of their cage and they would fly high and wide. Initially I wondered if this referred to some staff or others I was training. But suddenly my eyes were opened to see I needed to be much more intentional, especially during MPP, to tell people to be free to minister to those around them. It’s something like King Cyrus’s decree in Ezra 1. When he made the decree stating the Jews could go back and build a temple, they immediately rose up. It was time. There is no question that now is the time for Japan, for Asia, and for the world. As we speak and teach this clearly, believers everywhere will rise up.
4. Explosion of Activation of Healing, Miracles, and Signs and Wonders. When I was set in as an apostle in 1994, the prophetic word over Teddy and me stated that our major assignment wouldn’t just be activating people into the prophetic, but also into signs and wonders and healing and miracles. That word has ever been on my heart and I have tried to press in to it. I feel the time is now. And as another recent prophecy said, “Prophetic promises given thirty years ago aren’t dead, but merely latent. Now is the time of fulfillment. Believe it and declare it.” So yes, now is the time for that prophetic promise to manifest in every way. Please pray with us.
Thanks for praying and standing with us for greater harvest than ever before!
Ron and Teddy
Tammuz—The Fourth Month of the Hebrew Year 5781, June 11–July 9, 2021
You May Be Tested, but Make Sure you Shine
This month is about making sure you shine, and one major key is the words that come out of our mouths. We must be positive, stay in joy, and keep speaking with faith and expectation about the promises God has given us. Last month, Sivan, was about how much God wants to bless us. It’s His promise to us because of His covenant with us. Don’t be surprised if you are tested. Actually, we can all expect to be tested. How will we respond? Be sure to respond with faith and joy.
The blessings for the month of Tammuz may be found here.
This Week’s Broadcast Schedule
Below is a list and times (Japan Standard Time) of public meetings you can connect with via Ron’s public Facebook page.
MPP, Mon.–Fri., 6:00–6:45 a.m., English/Japanese
Fri., June 18, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Apostolic for Russia, English/Russian
Morning Prophetic Prayer (MPP) is held Monday–Friday morning from 6:00–6:45 a.m. (Japan time) in English and Japanese.
No MPP July 1–2 (Thurs.–Fri.).
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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I am so thankful for the new fields and assignments the Lord is opening up even during this difficult year of the virus. Our webcasting is greatly expanding and your financial support plays such an important role. I remind you of what David instituted among his warriors - even those who stayed with the baggage were to receive the same reward as the others (1 Sam 30:24). Thank you and be blessed.
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