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

                                                                             October 2019
Dear Saints,

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ. (2 Corinthians 2:14) And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. (1 John 5:4) This is our battle cry. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Neither Rev. Benjamin nor I wrote the last newsletter. Last month’s author was Eric Ross, an anointed servant of the Lord, a vital part of our ministry, and a blessing to New Hope in the Lord. He has put together our YouTube page, a dynamic tool to reach the world for Christ through believers’ testimonies. You’ll be blessed to watch our shows. Go to youtube.com/newhopeinthelord. Eric also sends these shows over the Internet to many different TV locations in Connecticut and New York. If you are up at 6 a.m. on any weekday morning, you can join Eric’s prayer line at (712) 432-6110 379947#. Eric has hosted this prayer line for nine years. (This month’s letter is written by Eric and myself.)

On Sunday, July 7, in the middle of my message, I had to stop and ask the pastor and his wife to pray for me. After a while, I was able to go back and finish the message. The following Sunday, it was also a challenge to preach, but I got through it. After hearing about my condition, two believers with wisdom from the Lord, advised me to step down and have a sabbatical rest. As of this letter, it has been ten weeks since I have held a meeting and have cancelled 16 of them. My associate Rev. Benjamin has also been going through a season of trials (and needs your prayers) and has also taken a sabbatical rest. What we are going through is because we are a front-line ministry. We have ruffled the feathers of the enemy which believers are supposed to do.

In a war (where the enemy is flesh and blood), one who is wounded and is healed, goes right back into action. Some are healed quicker than others depending on their wounds. While Jesus was on the cross, He said, “it is finished” and when He rose from the dead, the war ended. It was at that time He conquered death and hell. The war ended, but our battle rages on. When one comes to Christ, they are no longer in the enemy’s camp. However, a believer now becomes the satan’s target. God told King Jehoshaphat not to be afraid or downcast for the battle is not yours it is the Lord’s. (2 Chronicles 20:15) and this also applies to us today. In our battle, retirement only comes when one goes to be with the Lord. Whether we are both physically and spiritually wounded or one or the other, when healed, they must go back into battle. In a physical war, when the troops are being surrounded, if possible, there is a call for reinforcements. Sometimes they can’t come, and the battle is fought without help. I’ve done that; I have called for reinforcements and competent people have answered the call and are carrying on the TV and Radio shows.

I am thankful for all your prayers and financial support and please continue to do so. Pastors, I thank you for allowing the Lord to use me in your Fellowships, and am grateful for your offerings, which have been the major part of my income. I am now reaching out to the body of Christ and am asking for offerings to sustain me during this time. “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10)

According to the Word of God, healing is the children’s bread. As I wait on the Lord for my complete healing to manifest, it is well with my soul. Eventually, I will return to the front lines, stronger in the Lord and mightier in the power of His might! “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, From whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2).

Serving Our King Together,

Rev. Joseph

Believers are endowed with the Holy Spirit and “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” (2 Corinthians 10:4). Exercise the weapons He has given you. Pray and receive God’s direction. Do God’s will. Trust Him, the Righteous Judge “Who will render to every man according to his deeds” (Romans 2:6). Take your place on the battle lines and “run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith.” (Hebrews 12:1b-2a). Today is the day and now is the time to step forward.

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