New Hope In The Lord
       International Ministries

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New York, USA 10595

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Newsletter

                                                                                    May 2019
Dear Saints,

Later on this month we’ll honor those who lost their lives in combat. We’ve had many losses in these wars. No doubt some of those wars were questionable, but others were necessary to maintain our freedom. As of now the only war in our country involving weapons was the Civil War. What a horrific war; some family members fought against each other. This catastrophe took place over 150 years ago. Unfortunately, in the hearts and minds of many, it still exists. Flags and monuments are still displayed and the curse of hate and separation remains.

Bible believers know where hate and murder started. When Adam and Eve fell, the curse for all of mankind came on the planet. Sadly the first recorded murder happened when Cain was angry over God’s decision to accept Abel’s offering. He refused to repent of his misguided thinking. Since the fall God has raised up many to bring the message of repentance (turning to the Lord) , beginning in the Old Testament and will continue to the end of the age. Throughout the ages souls who brought it have been martyred. Hate for the one true God and His son Jesus permeates the hearts of many to now do the same. Others have been arrested, put into labor camps and are tortured. The above hasn’t happened in America yet, but there’s an alarming hatred towards Bible believing Christians and anti-Semitism. It’s being furthered by ungodly laws that have been passed by the Supreme Court.

The war against God’s Word accelerated when the Supreme Court in 1947 wrongly established their version of Separation of Church and State (which is not in the Constitution). They based their opinion on seven words from a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1802 to a Baptist church. They didn’t even consider the context of it. In 1963 their opinion paved the way for prayer and Bible reading to be taken out of schools. Not a single Christian organization filed a brief in support of school prayer. Ten years later abortion was legalized and four years ago same sex marriages were sanctioned. Those wrong seeds planted are continuing to bear rotten fruit.

Moral issues are no longer Biblical. In the eyes of the courts and politicians, they’re political. Besides the above, the attack is also coming in the school system. Teachers are indoctrinating their students with liberalism and socialism (in my thinking that leads to the death of a nation). In many secular colleges students were allowed to exercise freedom of speech (their first amendment rights) without harassment. Today, many will get repercussions from both students and teachers if they stand for righteousness. It’s no different in many workplaces or in the home. Furthermore, the Bible is not taught but evolution/humanism and Islam is. The LGBT community has been infiltrating the school system for years with their ideology. Where is the outrage of the parents?

When David made up his mind to fight Goliath, his brothers said to him, “what are doing here”? David’s reply was “Is there not a cause” 1Samuel 17:28-30. He stood up against Goliath, because not one of the thousands of soldiers had the courage to fight him. Because of his past victories over the lion and the bear, David knew that God would give him the victory and He did.

When Nehemiah was speaking to the people, who were rebuilding the wall and gates of Jerusalem; he said, you’re fighting for your family members and your land Nehemiah 4:14. The project was finished in 52 days (a miracle); and all their enemies knew it was God’s doing. The miracle started when Nehemiah said yes to God’s calling. He started with nothing and God provided everything. He got the King’s permission, all the timber he needed, an escort of soldiers, and families who put aside their agenda, for God’s work. THEY KNEW THERE WAS A CAUSE, AND PUT WHAT THEY KNEW INTO ACTION.

America will become great again, if Christians obey 2 Chronicles 7:14 and the Bible is restored to its rightful position. “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7.

God wants us at all cost to stand up for righteousness? You’ll be mocked, ridiculed, and persecuted as Noah was. The godly future of America is at stake. Ask God what He wants you to do, and He will show you as He did Nehemiah.

Serving Our King Together,
Rev. Joseph