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2024/4/17 Yielding for Fruit and for Refreshing

Ron Sawka Ministries
April 17, 2024; Nisan 9, 5784

“Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God” (1 Sam. 30:6).


Yielding for Fruit and for Refreshing

I want to share about yielding to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit desires to constantly lead us, and He will if we yield to Him. The more we yield, the more fruitful we will be. We know unexpected things happen in our lives. Don’t get frustrated or upset. Instead, say, “Holy Spirit, you are here, I yield to you.” This yielding will result in fruitfulness.

In John 4, Jesus was seated at the well. He was thirsty and didn’t have a vessel for obtaining water. It was noon—in the heat of the day—and a woman came to draw water. The Holy Spirit nudged Jesus to ask her for a drink, which was unusual because she was both a Samaritan and a woman. But Jesus followed the leading of the Holy Spirit and asked her. She ended up becoming a believer, and then through her the entire village also believed. We must continually yield to the Holy Spirit, especially during unexpected times and events. The more we yield, the more fruitful we become.

There is another aspect of yielding when you feel you are in trouble or have failed. Immediately yield to the Holy Spirit and talk to Jesus. In 1 Samuel 30, David was very discouraged because of a major failure at the city of Ziklag. His men were even talking about killing him. But it says, “David strengthened himself in the Lord” (1 Sam. 30:6). That means he immediately started talking to God—seeking His help. He talked to God and was strengthened. That great failure turned into a tremendous victory. When you fail—and we all fail at times—immediately go to the Lord. Yield to the Holy Spirit and start talking to Him. Don’t let pride take over. Immediately yield to the Holy Spirit and start communicating with Him.

Yielding will refresh you and will bring forth great fruit.

Thanks for praying.

Ron and Teddy


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A New Beginning—Walking in the Power of God!

Nissan—The First Hebrew Month of 5784
April 9–May 8, 2024

I love this month, Nissan, because it’s the first month of the Hebrew year and is the beginning of the redemption cycle. Nissan contains Passover (April 22), the Feast of Unleavened Bread (April 22–30), and the Feast of Firstfruits (April 27–28).

Nissan is a time of leaving the old and crossing over into a life of walking with the Lord. The Israelites were set free from the old (Egypt), and were released into a new life walking with the Lord. I think now, this year, each of us needs to fully embrace that God wants us to walk with Him and see His power in 2024. We know the Israelites saw many miracles, but never learned from them. They somehow stayed in complaining and unbelief. May it never be that way for us!
Yes, we too will encounter trials. But each time, let’s be sure to respond in praise and joy. Be sure to remember Nissan is also the month of the tribe of Judah, which means “praise.” If we let praise always be our first response, we will surely find we are entering a new beginning of walking in the power of God.

MPP—A New Beginning

The new iteration of MPP is going well.

After more than four months off, we resumed again on Monday, April 8. It seems that people are hungry, because the number of listeners is about the same as when we stopped back in December. We’re still getting used to the shorter format (27 minutes instead of 45), but our desire is that more people will be reached.

Our new starting time, 6:18 a.m. (Japan Time), comes from Ephesians 6:18, which states, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”
MPP is available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

Ron Sawka

Weekly Broadcast Schedule

(Times are listed in Japan Time, UTC +9.)

MPPWeekdays, 6:18–6:45 a.m. (excepting Japanese holidays and scheduled times off)

Apostolic For RussiaApril 26, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Join us on Zoom (Meeting ID: 840 2016 0640, Code: 219951), or watch on YouTube.

Apostolic for Chinese—Blood of Jesus—Our Passover Lamb: Salvation, Freedom, Provision. Saturday, April 27, 8:00–9:30 p.m. Join us on Zoom (ID: 823 7276 5237, Code: 878174).

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Ron’s newest book, How to Activate Prophecy and Revelation Gifts, is intended as a tool for training others in prophetic activation. It is now available for Kindle. Print copies can also be obtained from our office in Sano. Contact for information about ordering copies or to obtain any of the four books from the Building Apostolic-Prophetic Foundations series, which are also available on Kindle:

• 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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