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Living Faith Community Church Ephraim began in August 2012 after the building was completed.  During  the Glory of God Conference in Taybeh five souls were added to the church.   Unfortunately the church building was taken out of my hands due to the persecution that followed and my life was threatened if I returned.    Unfortunately the new believers did not choose to fellowship at that time due to fear of being ex communicated from their jobs and homes.  Five more souls were added as I moved from the church property to a safe location further up in the village.  Some of these new believers  took part in bible studies in one of the homes in Taybeh.   Since that time there have been another ten souls added comprising of several orthodox families and their children.  So I started a small childrens church in one of the families homes and read the children bible stories from some childrens books that I had.   One of the teenage daughters interpreted for me and helped me care for the children. We had a wonderful time together learning about Jesus. More persecution followed when the bible studies were discovered and now those believers have scattered and are too fearful to attend.  Their jobs and homes were threatened and my life was threatened if I continued the bible studies. The new believers also had their homes and jobs threatened, and so now the church is underground.

On my return to Perth I sought the Lord with tears and I believe He gave me two scriptures to encourage me to keep  moving forward:

John 12:24-25

24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. 25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.

 (NKJV)

I returned to Perth with a very heavy heart as everything that I have sown into Taybeh has died.  The first person I led to the Lord has moved to America and there is now only one believer who has consistently kept in touch with me over the years as I have travelled to and from Taybeh.  On my return to Taybeh I will be renting a house in the village and I will run English classes as all of the believers have said they are keen to learn better English.  The classes will serve as a disguise for the bible studies which will follow after the classes.  I am preparing some praise and worship songs with Arabic subtitles to teach them as one of the believers is keen to be a worship leader.    Because my life was threatened on two of the trips, I believe God told me to flee Taybeh so I would be safe,  Matthew 10:23.   My last 3 trips to Taybeh have been extremely challenging, but also very rewarding as there are now a total of 20 souls that have been saved.   God is fulfilling my vision of the steep, narrow, hot, rocky road,  and as I stand with Him in His presence, I believe there will be more stars in my crown, which I will lay at His feet when I get to heaven.

As I prepare to return to Taybeh again  I am looking forward to God fulfilling two prophecies that I received in 2014:

” ……This time God when this dear daughter of  Yours departs from this country there will have been a surge, or a serve which will have taken place God.  Openly a number of things will have been declared God before her life. Each one of those souls which she has saved, or spoken into, or prayed or for, or healed, or came into the salvation knowledge of Jesus Christ they will come and they will come and there will be a power of this big move about this big team that You about to raise up…….  I pray that there will be a touch on those people that she will be speaking to, but this time God there will be a surge, and this time God there will be a momentum, and this time God there shall be and there will be a movement God within this daughters life.”

“……If you were to be released from Israel you would be taken from every other country to do whatever you want to do, and you will be so busy, yet God has decided to take you to a place which is so barren, a place where barreness is found and yet this is the place where I see there are many shoots, so many plants, so many trees are about to rise up.  When she gets back home this time all the spears which have been melted away God, people will start to gather around her, and people will start to listen and to hear what she has to say.  Every knife and every spear that I’ve been seeing for quite some time all around her body God, somehow or another those tips of the spears have been melting away as though there is a heat all around her.  I thank You for the fire of God around her life.”

 

I understand the “spears” to mean the persecution I suffered, and the fire of God is His anointing.  I am very excited at the promises of God that are on my life, and as I keep decreeing my prophecies and abiding in Him, I believe nothing will be impossible for me.  “It is not by might, nor by power, but My Spirit says the Lord”  Zechariah 4:6.   I am looking forward to gathering my flock on my return to Taybeh  and seeing what God can do through me by the power of His Holy Spirit.

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