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2020/7/8 GYM—Foundations for Sustained Fruitfulness

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

Ron Sawka Ministries

July 8, 2020; Tamuz 16, 5780

“I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock” (Matt. 7:24–25, NKJV).

“Thus says the Lord, ‘I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness’” (2 Kings 2:21).

In this update:

  1. GYM—Foundations for Sustained Fruitfulness

  2. Now That the Barrenness Has Been Broken…

  3. Yarn Alive

  4. ILSOM—Online Participation Now Available

GYM—Foundations for Sustained Fruitfulness

I want us to continue to look at and pray for GYM, the forty-week “foundations” course that Mike and Rachel lead. Please consider signing up (multiple languages are available) at The course runs from September 17, 2020 through July 15, 2021.

You all know that my assignment from the Lord is teaching on the apostolic and prophetic and helping people enter these callings and anointings. I love doing that and know it has been vital for changing and helping many.

As important as that is, the key to sustained success and the ability to flourish is having proper foundations—basic things like knowing the goodness of God, how to honor others, and how to maintain healthy relationships. It’s like what Jesus said about making sure our lives are built on the rock and not on the sand (see Matt. 7:24–27).

Last week I was on a Zoom call with John and Carol Arnott and some other Catch the Fire leaders. They emphasized the same thing. No matter how powerfully a person may be touched by the Holy Spirit—no matter what incredible revelation or Holy Spirit fire they may experience, sooner or later, they will have to deal with basic issues in the foundations of their lives. Sadly, many have not done so and thus did not fulfill the great potential God had planned for them.

GYM is a course designed to make sure we have the right foundations in our lives.

Now That the Barrenness Has Been Broken…

You will remember that the Lord had spoken to us about breaking barrenness. He then gave the strategy of praying in tongues for thirty minutes a day for three weeks. Those three weeks ended on July 5. In both online services this past Sunday, we prayed over and declared barrenness broken in various areas (e.g., financial, relational, and physical). I think the questions now are: “What should our stance be from now on? How should we act? How should we think while we wait for the promise to manifest?” Here are some Biblical examples showing the behaviors of those who experienced barrenness being broken:

1. Peace, Confidence, and Joy—Hannah had grieved and cried out to the Lord. But when Eli said, “Go in peace and the God of Israel grant your petition,” she stopped living in sorrow and lived in peace and confidence (1 Sam. 1:17–18). A year later Samuel was born. Many of you have long cried out—and even wept—before the Lord. You did what God asked by praying in tongues for thirty minutes daily for three weeks. Now is the time to walk in peace and confidence, trusting the Lord to grant your petition.

2. Better to Be Struck Speechless than to Vocalize Negativity—Zacharias just couldn’t believe the message from the angel that Elizabeth’s barrenness would be broken (Luke 1:5–25). If God had to strike him unable to speak on the chance that his unintended negative speech could cancel the promise of broken barrenness (and the birth of John the Baptist, who was key to God’s plan), then surely we also need to be very careful. It’s understandable that we might have feelings of unbelief or fear that barrenness wasn’t actually broken after all. Just be sure to not vocalize them. It’s better to choose to be silent. After all, God may need that answer more than you do. Let’s not speak negatively and do anything to hinder it.

3. Speak Positively—In their twenty-fourth year of waiting, God told Abram and Sarai that in one-year’s time they would have a son. They were then told to change their names. Immediately Abram began calling himself Abraham,“father of many nations,” and Sarai became Sarah, “mother/princess of nations” (see Gen. 17). They did this in spite of twenty-four years of barrenness. Each time they spoke each other’s name, they were proclaiming nations would be birthed from them.

God didn’t ask us to change our names, but He did ask us to pray in tongues for thirty minutes a day for three weeks. We obeyed. Now we leave the rest to Him. In the meantime, we speak out. We choose not to remain silent, but to say, “Thank you, Lord. I am trusting you. I obeyed you. I leave all the rest to you.” The more our heart hears our mouth speaking the goodness of God, the more faith will arise.

4. Don’t Try to Figure Out the “How.” It’s God’s Covenant; He Will Do It—Elisha did a prophetic act when he was asked to heal the waters of Jericho (see 2 Kings 2:19–22). He did more than just prophesy, “Thus says the Lord, ‘I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness’” (2:21). He also performed the prophetic act of throwing salt from a new bowl into the water. Salt represents God’s covenant with us. God is the one who chose us. He is the one who said He will take care of us. He is the one who promised He will do whatever miracle is necessary to make us fruitful. Elisha threw salt and trusted our covenant-keeping God.

How about us? We obeyed the Lord. We prayed and declared barrenness broken. We did prophesy. But our prophetic act was praying in tongues for three weeks. There is nothing more for us to do. Just rest in the Lord. He will do the miracle; He will bring forth life. It’s His covenant!

Yarn Alive

Yarn Alive activities are altered, but they have resumed. Please keep praying for this amazing ministry that has such favor in this city.

If you are interested in helping financially, please contact or visit

(ILSOM) Catch the Fire Training Program—Online Participation Also Available

  • We also decided to make this training program available live online. Registration is still required, and registration fees will apply.

  • Sept. 19–22, Sano, Japan, Catch the Fire ILSOM online registration is now open, and early registration is more cost effective:

Thanks so much for praying!

Ron and Teddy

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2020年7月8日 聖書暦5780年 タンムズの月16日




1)GYM: 実り豊かさを保つ土台





マイクとレイチェルが導く40週間の土台を据えるコースについて、引き続き注目し、祈りたいです。また、申し込むことを検討してください。(日本語又は英語で受講することが出来ます) 期間は2020年9月17日から2021年7月15日までです。



先週、ジョンとキャロル・アーノットを含むCatch The Fireのリーダーとウェブ会議をしました。その会議で彼らは同じことを強調していました。どれほど強く聖霊に触れられても、どれほど素晴らしい啓示と聖霊の炎を受け取っても、いずれは人生の基本的な土台の問題を対処する必要があるでしょう。悲しいことに、多くの人は対処していないので、神が与えた素晴らしい計画とポテンシャルを完全に実現できてません。