This is an email teaching Herb and Jan sent throughout the islands; with a response at the bottom.
We so appreciate corresponding with you, and are so blessed to hear you are having church services. You are in our prayers and we are in agreement with you that everything you need for the work of the ministry God has called you to comes to you NOW in Jesus’ Name. We pray the following Word will help you, as you are the light of Fiji, ordained of the Lord Jesus, head of the Church, according to John 15:16.
Jan grew up in a denomination that taught, “We’re just old sinners, saved by grace”, and the devil magnified the sinner part, so unworthy part, so we had no faith in God and He could not manifest HImself as He wanted to. Religion has more faith in the devil than in the creator of all things.
Oh how we thank God for the truth that has made us free of that lie. You can’t be a sinner and a child of God. Jesus was made to be sin (Who knew no sin) so that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him – 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.
Jesus came (born of a virgin taking on an earth suit, a body) to earth to destroy the works of the devil – 1 John 3:8. As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, to them that believe on His Name; which were born……………..of God – John 1:14.
When God created man, He gave him dominion over all the earth – Genesis 1:26-27. Adam was created like God, a little god – Psalm 8:4-6. (lower than the angels in Hebrew is lower than elohim, referring to God) Psalm 82:61-6 – I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
Adam looked like God and operated like Him, calling things that be not as though they were, until he ate the fruit of the only tree that belonged to God. When Adam sinned against God, he turned over his dominion to the devil and he became the god of this world (system) – 2 Corinthians 4:3-4.
Romans 4:17 – As it is written, I (God) have made you (Abram) a father of many nations. ……Who quickens the dead; and calls those things which be not as though they were. Genesis chapters 15-17, When God changed his name from Abram to Abraham, which means ‘father of multitudes’,
Abraham believed and told people his new name. God also changed Sarai’s name to Sarah, and Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged Him faithful Who had promised” – Hebrews 11:11.
Genesis 2:17 – If Adam obeyed God, he would never have died. Death came because of sin. The woman, Eve, was deceived not Adam – 1 Timothy 2:7. Adam’s fall caused the earth to decline. Romans 8:19-20 – says all creation (the whole earth) waits for the manifestation of the sons of God for it was made subject to mankind.
Jesus said in Mark 11:22-26 – “Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain (problem) Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he says. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when you pray believe that you receive, and you shall have. (God calls that prayer!)
And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have aught against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life, For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believes on Him is not condemned; but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God – John 3:16-18.
God lost his son Adam, and had to send a 2nd Adam, His only begotten Son – Who knew no sin (He had no sin nature being the Son of God, but on the cross was made to be sin) to redeem us from the curse of the law, which included spiritual death, sickness and disease, lack and poverty. Galatians 3:13. And take back what was lost in the fall.
3 John 2 – Beloved, above all things I will that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.
Dear Rev Herb and Jan
We so great full that we have as our spiritual mum and dad . You encouraged us with faith full words to live on. We take all this healthy words in to our hearts and consumed it as our spiritual food. We can’t thank you enough for your time and spiritual advice full of wisdom and insight that helps us mature by growing in His Kingdom . We praying for you and your ministry .
Sincerely pst Tui.