New Hope In The Lord
       International Ministries

Office Hours: M-F 9:30am-5:00pm
PO Box 418 Valhalla,
New York, USA 10595

brotherjoe@newhopeinthelord.com              Phone: (914) 948-4481

Newsletter

                                                                        February 2018
Dear Family,

One should always praise the Lord and give Him thanks, no matter what one's situation is. "In everything give thanks for this is the will of God concerning you in Christ Jesus" 1Thess. 5:18. "I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised", Ps 18:3a. "His praise shall continually be in my mouth", Ps 34:1. "Let us offer a sacrifice of praise", Heb. 13:15. The flesh and evil one are always fighting against one's spirit for this to happen. When they win, praise won't happen. Walking in the Spirit continually produces praise and worship. I believe praising God for who he is and what he's doing, especially in difficult times, will bless and move God.

A thankful and praising heart, before one sees the answer is faith. "Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus". "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any PRAISE, think on these things", Phil 4:6-8. To me the last scripture starting with finally represents Jesus. If one would continually focus on the love he has for you, the peace of God will become a reality.

For most of Exodus chapter 15 the children of Israel praised the Lord and gave Him thanks. This happened after He did a miracle, bringing them through the Red Sea. At least they gave thanks to God, even though later on in their hearts, they wanted to go back to Egypt. How pleasing it would have been to God, if they applied Phil. 4:6 from their lips. Yes, their backs were up against the wall and it looked like the Egyptians' were going to slaughter them. Because they knew not their God's power, and who he was, they thought they were doomed. Brothers and sisters, no matter what situation one is in, GOD IS GREATER, AND IT'S ALREADY WORKED OUT.

What's going on in your life? How are you dealing with it? Are you like the children of Israel or like Joshua and Caleb? When they came back from the land of Canaan they saw the same thing as the other 10 spies. The difference was, they had a good report. They knew their God was able; (how about you). Yes, the walls were as a fortress and there were giants in the land, but they believed God in spite of what they saw.

Do you believe these words to a song, "He's able, He's able, I know my God is able, I know my God is able to carry me through". The apostle Paul wrote "for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day", 2 Tim 1:12. What did Paul commit to the Lord? He committed his life. He also wrote, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ, Phil. 1:6.

Don't look at the Red Sea, the big walled cities, or the giants in your land. If that happens, faith will nowhere be found. Doubt will lead to unbelief, which will produce fear, and bring your thought pattern into the enemy's camp. He'll take a hammer and chisel away that small crack and eventually it'll become gigantic. God has never nor will ever go back on his Word. His promises are yea and amen. His Word is above his name Ps 138:2. One's foe has to get permission from God (Job chapter 1&2) to interfere. When that happens, one needs to quickly give it to God. Continually give him thanks and praise, until the matter is resolved. The first part of this scripture sums up the enemies tactics; "many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers him out of them all", Ps. 34:19. The deliverance of one's afflictions happens when one is absent from the body and present with the Lord, 2 Cor. 5:8.

For 32 years this ministry, through the power of the Holy Spirit, has been a blessing to an untold number of people both in the natural and the spiritual. At this time we're operating with our finances at an all-time low. I thank God for those of you, no matter what your financial situation; on a monthly basis have supported New Hope. Please make out your check to New Hope or through PayPal to brotherjoe@newhopeinthelord.com. Thank you. Serving Our King Together,
Rev. Joseph