I love the victory of David in II Samuel 5.
And the king [David] and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, ‘You shall not come in here;’.... Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David). II Sam. 5:6-7 NKJV
Even though the enemy said to him, you can’t come in here because this is my territory; nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion. And, not only did he take it, he dwelt there, and renamed it, The City of David! Doesn’t that bring a smile to your face? That is what God is stirring in His people.
Is There a Nevertheless Stirring in You?
- In spite of
- Despite a situation or comment
- Yet, but, however, on the other hand
In tumultuous times there is a nevertheless in us, a choice to advance on the enemy and to not remain quiet. It is time to run to the battle line. It is a time our voice is heard. It is time to take the territory from those that cry out in a threatening way saying, you can’t come in here. It is time to rename it and make it a stronghold for God. It is His plan of advancement for us and for His Kingdom.
In every situation that we face, with any question we might have, like David, we must inquire of the Lord. God has a very strategic way He wants to bring victory to us and bring defeat to the enemy. He intends to show up like the breakthrough of water. He is the master of breakthrough! David advanced because the breaker went before him. We are advancing because the breaker is going before us. The God of breakthrough is working on your behalf today! Believe!
Aglow Worldwide Conference
(Louisville, Kentucky – October 22-25)
Believe indeed! A book I’m reading asks, Do you believe in what you do? Every day? It turns out that belief happens to be a brilliant strategy!
Even the world knows that the forward thrust of a movement is contingent upon people staying connected to one another, connected to a leader and connected to what they believe in. If ever there was a time when we needed to be together, connected, moving forward and believing, it is now. The voice of believers needs to be heard in the earth in a united way.
This year’s Worldwide Conference is a time of forward thrust for the Aglow movement. It is a time to be joined together in heart, faith, and unity. I am urging you to be there with me!
I have fought many battles this past year, just as you have. This is a time for us to together take strongholds. The enemy would love to stay in control of the strongholds in our lives and in our nations, nevertheless, I believe this is a time, more than ever, that we need to stand strong together on the world’s behalf.
For the past few years, Aglow’s voice has been advancing in strength and authority in the spirit realm. That is why Lift Your Voice! Let it be Heard in all the Earth! is our 2009 Worldwide Conference theme.
Last year Aglow received a powerful word from Graham Cooke at the U.S. National Conference in Washington DC.
I believe the jump, the leap, the level that God is putting in front of us is as high as anything we’ve ever done. If you take all the 40 years of Aglow, I think that we are at a critical point in our history. You are going to go to a level unprecedented in your thinking and your planning.
When Graham spoke these words over Aglow, I sensed this was more than a shift. It was a spiritual revolution! I believe it’s a pivotal time for this ministry and our continued advancement.
When you consider the speakers chosen for this conference, you will realize the significance of their ministries and how they align with Aglow’s direction:
Mike Bickle is Founder and Director of the International House of Prayer, a 24/7 prayer and worship center and an epicenter of strategic prayer. Mike speaks with a passion for Jesus that will call out to your heart and expand your love and devotion for Jesus in a profound way.
Asher Intrater, Director of Revive Israel Ministries, comes to us from Jerusalem. As a Jewish believer, he speaks with powerful and unique revelation. He will grip your heart and increase your insights for Israel and the Jewish people at this critical time in political and spiritual history. His ministry aligns with Aglow’s call to Israel. More than ever, Jewish believers need us to stand with them.
Graham Cooke, an internationally respected prophetic speaker and author, speaks powerfully of what it means to be captivated by the majesty of God. There is a place in the Spirit set aside for us where we make the enemy confused. We discourage him by our faith. We depress him by our endurance.
You will not want to miss this gathering. It will be more than a conference. It will be a connection of dynamic proportions that will demoralize the enemy.
Promise Keepers and Aglow
Promise Keepers has planned a stadium event to celebrate their 20th anniversary, July 31 – August 1, 2009 in Boulder Colorado. I have been asked to be a speaker and I feel honored on behalf of all the women I love and serve. The theme God laid on the heart of Coach McCartney is, A Time to Honor. Who will they be honoring?
- Women. We need to rally around women and raise the bar for what it is to be virtuous. The next generation must have a true model for womanhood. Proverbs 31 celebrated virtuous women at the city gates, states McCartney.
- The Spiritual Fathers of the Faith. (I Cor. 4:15) They will honor the Jewish believers who are the spiritual fathers of our faith.
- The Needy. It is a time to bless and serve the less fortunate, the poor and those in need among us. Acts 2 tells us that they shared their resources equally.
Aglow will have a booth at this event and is creating new resources for the new wineskin of Aglow. My husband Tony, along with a group of other men, is helping to create some new handouts specifically for the rally. Could this gathering, the first time women have been invited to PK, be a picture of the fulfillment of men and women walking together in dominion as God intended from the beginning?
I believe the Promise Keepers event will bring a great outpouring of His spirit, as together we come close to the heart of God. This is a unique moment in God’s plan and I encourage you to attend A Time to Honor in Boulder, Colorado. www.promisekeepers.org
Recently I completed the manuscript of a new book on male/female reconciliation called, Master Plan. This book will be unveiled at the Promise Keepers event and will be premiered at our own Worldwide Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. God’s plan is advancing.
On July 10-11, I will be conducting a seminar based on Master Plan at Sonrise Chapel in Everett, Washington. This seminar, Male and Female: Dominion and the Kingdom, is being filmed for use as a course in the Aglow Institute of Ministry (AIM.)
(Hear Diane Fink's passion for AIM. As Director for the Aglow Institute of Ministry, read what's on her heart in this month's update. Get the word out about AIM! Dowload copies of the AIM brochure, and share them with your Lighthouse, bible study, or small group. For or more information about AIM on the Aglow website, click here.)
You Have a Nevertheless in You
I began this letter saying, It is time to take the territory from taunting voices that cry out in your face saying….you can’t come in here. Rename it! Make it a stronghold for God. You have a NEVERTHELESS in you! It is His plan of advancement for you. The enemy wants to keep us in our old bondages, but God is the God of breakthrough.
Stand with us! Stand for your own advancement in His plan. Stand for the advancement of His plan through Aglow. BELIEVE!
In His love and mine,
Jane Hansen Hoyt