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                                                                 August 2022


Dear saints,

There are now five months left in the year, how fast time has gone, it waits for no one. Even, unbelievers sense the quickness of it. Joshua spoke, and for a day the sun and moon stood still, Joshua 10:12-13. (Scientists are even aware that in the calendar year, a day was lost.) There is nothing impossible for God to do, Luke 1:37. That is why over and over in Scripture, our walk, as Abraham’s, is by faith and not by sight, 2 Cor. 5:7. There was a song, Time is on My Side. I don’t think so when it comes to the rapture of the church, the one world government and the anti-Christ; In the hour we’re living in, if we have ears to hear, there is an urgency to get the gospel out, The Great Commission ***.

Sin has infiltrated the governments and school systems, with anti-God and anti-Christ laws and teachings. Once reverence for the Bible permeated this land. Today in the minds of many, the Bible is not God’s Word. The attack on Christianity has been getting stronger. Could it be that God is using this to woo His people, back to their first love? Many Scriptures implore believers to understand, that nothing is more important than spending quality time with the Lord. Satan in his cunning ways wants us to believe the opposite. This is the path of life in His presence is fullness of joy and at his right hand pleasures for ever more, Ps. 16:11.

When one is walking in the Spirit, one will concentrate on the goodness of God, and not on the problems set before them. At times it would be said from the pulpit, “God is good all the time”, and the response was “all the time God is good”. Do you believe that? If so, then you will not dwell on those things that will easily beset you. Fear, doubt, and unbelief, have no place in a believer’s life, but faith, hope and trust does. David said, “I would have fainted if I didn’t see the goodness of God in the land of the living, Ps. 27:13. He also said, “Thy lovingkindness is better than life”, Ps. 63:3. The goodness of God leads men to repentance, Rm. 2:4b. In Psalms, we see David’s frailties; He cries out to God for forgiveness; He asks for protection from his enemies, and at times (like us) questions God. But his FOCUS was on the Father’s love and goodness.

When Jesus was called good teacher by a certain ruler, his reply was, “Why do call me good? No one is good but one, that is, God”, Luke 18:18-19. In Genesis chapter one, after what he created, God, said six times, “It was good”. In verse 31 He saw everything he had made was very good. All that was very good was what He created; God’s fruit is always good. God’s character: “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, is slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.” Ex. 34:6-7a. In the Old Testament, the children of Israel were stiff necked and rebellious, but God took care of them. For forty years they were never sick, and their clothes and shoes never wore out. Will God do anything less for His blood bought children?

The Lord is good, a refuge in the time of trouble, He cares for those who trust in Him, Nahum 1:7. No matter what you are going through, focus on the cross, then, you will never doubt God’s goodness. Sin is rampant in the world, for the believers, our remedy is grace. “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound”, Rm. 5:20b. The Apostle Paul asked God three times to remove his thorn in the flesh (a messenger of Satan). God replied, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness, 2 Cor. 12:7-9.

A gift opens the way for the giver Pr. 18:16a. God is the giver, and as you give your gift, to this soul winning ministry, (which is fulfilling the great commission), you will be making a way to receive from the giver. He in his time will honor your giving. Please make out your tax deductible check to The Master’s Hand Christian Fellowship, or donate through Zelle using rev.joseph@aol.com, or use PayPal https://paypal.me/727, or go to newhopeinthelord.com and under the menu click donations.

Serving Our King Together, Your prayers are making a difference.
Rev. Joseph

Correction for last month’s letter – Supreme Court sanctioned ungodly marriages in 2015, not 2018.