Ron Sawka Ministries
July 13, 2022; Tammuz 14, 5782
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May they prosper who love you’” (Ps. 122:6).
This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24).
Online Healing Room—Saturday, July 16, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Recently I felt the Lord strongly push me in the direction of doing more healing. In fact, we are entering a time of “Explosion of Healing and Miracles.” As much as I love teaching and activating healing, it’s also important to do and demonstrate healing ministry.
Thus, we are opening a healing room online. It will be like the end part of a meeting where people come forward for ministry. Except in this case, we’ll be on Zoom and will minister to you one by one as the Holy Spirit leads. This meeting will not be broadcasted. If you wish to join—either to observe and learn more about healing—or to receive healing ministry, please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace! Breakthrough! Shining Brighter than Ever!
Thank you so much for standing with us and with Jerusalem. I know most of you joined Rick Ridings’s 12-12-12 prayer for Jerusalem—and on July 12 at 12 noon for 12 minutes—made declarations for all plans of the enemy against Jerusalem to be scattered and confused, and that the US embassy that was relocated to Jerusalem in 2017 would stay there and not be moved elsewhere. I know many of you also fasted at least one meal as well.
As our team prayed, one member shared how Jerusalem’s name means “peace” (etymologically, “salem” is linked with “shalom”), and that because we prayed for Jerusalem we can expect God’s blessing, peace, and favor. Thus we can and do declare prosperity, because You love Jerusalem (Ps. 122:6)!
This praying occurred on July 12, just four days before Tammuz 17, the day the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Babylonians—and then again several hundred years later by the Romans. I felt the Lord say that because we prayed, we could expect the opposite. Instead of our own walls being breached, that this was a day of breakthrough and that God would give strength to each of us to not just break through, but to also continue to pursue the enemy and break through in our personal lives, in our jobs/ministries, and in our cities and nations. I share a bit more here.
What is it about these “dire straits”? As explained in a previous update, Tammuz 17 was the day Moses finished forty days on the mountain with God, but returned to find the Israelites had built a golden calf and were worshiping it and wanted to go back to Egypt (Exod. 32–34). Since then, Tammuz 17 has often been a dark day in Israel’s history and marks the beginning of three weeks called the “dire straits,” which end on Av 9 (August 6)—the date in history when the Temple was destroyed. Over the centuries, bad things have happened to Israel during these dire straits.
Furthermore, I have noticed that many Christians seem to have difficulties during this time period as well. Just this week, several people have asked for prayer regarding strange, negative circumstances that had just arisen for them.
A time to shine and worship more than ever—Because the world doesn’t know Jesus and His redemption, it’s easy for them to conclude that this is fate and that nothing can be done to prevent bad things from coming. Many give in to superstition and conclude that these will be bad days.
Satan knows history and certainly isn’t above taking advantage of people’s fears and superstitions. Thus, it should be no surprise that he tries to increase the number of attacks during these times.
However we Christians know the truth. We know there are no such thing as “bad days.” We know that every day “is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24).
We all know bad things can happen, but it’s how we respond that is important.
Let’s remember these things:
1. We have covenant with God through our faith in Jesus. And as Paul said, “If God is for us, then who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31).
2. Any attack against us can’t succeed because Jesus already triumphed openly over Satan—and both Satan and every demon knows this. Unfortunately, sometimes Christians forget it too easily. But Colossians 2:15 says of Jesus, “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” Keep your thinking straight. The devil has no rights over you, but you have authority over him and the demons.
3. Trials and temptations do come, but we know that we are to rejoice because they are opportunities for growth and increase. Romans 5:3 states, “We also glory in tribulations knowing the tribulation produces perseverance.”
4. Our best response is to rejoice and to praise and worship Him. The Lord may send ambushes against the enemy like He did for Jehoshaphat (2 Chron. 20:22), or an earthquake like he did for Paul and Silas (Acts 16:26) that changed the entire situation. The more we praise and worship Him, the more His glory will shine in and on us. His glory brings blessing, breakthrough, and miracles.
If you are going through a difficult time, be determined to rejoice and praise and worship more than ever. Be blessed as you shine for Jesus!
Thanks for praying,
Ron and Teddy Sawka
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Praise with Pete—Sundays–Thursdays, 10:00–10:30 p.m.
To help you move ahead in this new season of outpouring, I have lowered the prices on all four of the Kindle books in my Building Apostolic-Prophetic Foundations series:
Judah Goes First: The Power of Apostolic-Prophetic Praise
Activated to Prophesy: The Essential Experience for This New Church Era
Apostles and Apostolic Anointing: Raising Up the End-Times Believers
Apostolic Centers: Wineskin for the New Era
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