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sapphire-connect, Issue #027 discovering a bigger view of GOD
May 22, 2017
WELCOME to the sapphire-connect newsletter to help you discover a bigger view of GOD.
I took a risk and decided to travel back to NZ after a couple of abysmal previous trips. I do not travel well.
God met me in many unexpected places and I am thankful now for a well of family times to savor. In a world where the bad competes hard to overshadow the good, my heart cheers us on as we continue celebrating our wins, big or small.
now, on to the newsletter
in this issue:• upcoming events
• new release
• among the gum trees
• from the directory
Accessing Intimacy with God - Switzerland May 20, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | St. Gallen, Switzerland
Leadership in the Mercy Season-CA June 3, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Anaheim, CA
Leadership in the Mercy Season-UK June 24, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Milton Keynes, UK
Personal Deliverance Workshop Day 1 - Austria June 27, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Linz, Austria
Personal Deliverance Workshop Day 2 June 28, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Deliverance Practicum - Anaheim, CA August 5, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Anaheim, CA
1st and 5th Heads of Leviathan - Austria October 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Vienna, Austria
Living Strategically - Austria
October 28, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Innsbruck, Austria
Here is the newest release, Hearing God.
Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice . . ."
And, "But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth . . ."
This represents a priceless treasure for the Body of Christ. Our enemy would prefer we hear less, rather than more.
Over the centuries of human history, he has honed his technique and it has become very effective in blocking Christians who are running hard after God from knowing Christ.
We can hear a lot about other things, but not about the core message of Christianity - the King!
We call the devil's device The Canaanite Iron Bowl. It can be over a person, a family line or a city. This album was recorded in Calgary, looking at the city-wide dynamics, but it is equally powerful for individuals.
There are five causes for the bowl smothering your God given right to hear God. After each of the teachings, there is detailed deliverance prayer for those issues.
Then go be dangerous in your new revelation of Jesus Christ in the Mercy Season.
this album will soon be available in the Australian office.
Among the Gum Trees
Please give a warm welcome to Janis, a special visitor to sit and chat with us 'among the gum trees'.
HEY JANIS, CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF?
Although raised with mental knowledge of God and reverence for His Word, I didn’t personally “know” Him until age 30, before which my life and dreams shattered in unexpected, unimaginable ways. But there I met the Lord, married with young children. He melted and ignited my heart, allured with intense intimacy, equipping for an even more formidable yet formative journey ahead, which produced deep love, joy, fear of God, eternal treasures. Now I have ten children, a quantity I didn’t plan yet God did, who I’ve home educated-discipled for decades. They are seven daughters and three sons (no grandchildren yet… but soon?) priceless jewels from the One who always knows best.
HOW DID YOU INITIALLY CONNECT WITH SLG?
The Lord connected me. It was so by the spirit and Holy Spirit, in fact, that I barely remember details. When internet-searching someone’s name (can’t remember), somehow I mistakenly “stumbled” into “Arthur Burk.” He wasn’t who I was searching for, but apparently God had decided he was! Once “divinely” connected, I was all in, deeply resonating first in spirit, then in soul, intrigued by the teachings. This was about 1 ½ years ago -- such a full year, yet also somehow feels like just beginning.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR REDEMPTIVE GIFT, AND CAN YOU GIVE US A GLIMPSE OF HOW THAT PLAYS OUT ON ANY GIVEN DAY?
It’s Mercy, which my spirit and Holy Spirit clearly told me, to my soul’s great surprise! I now realize how it’s played out, feeling connected to God’s presence not just mind-to-mind, but heart-to-heart. Also, past Mercy immaturities led to pitfalls like enabling and being easily exploited, yet the Lord forged development in challenges demanding me to face and embrace pain rather than avoid or escape. Thankfully, now those are non-issues.
Being ecosystem-oriented, another Mercy trait, I celebrate God by this design in all aspects of life holistically, wired to integrate beauty, purpose, excellence, the Lord’s presence into every element of environments, whether physical, relational, spiritual, everything. It plays out in various ways, like discipling one or many, remodeling space or structures with each part “just right” in a harmonious whole, transforming landscapes toward restoration for creation and people, and in just anything, large or small.
WHAT TEACHING HAS MADE THE MOST IMPACT IN YOUR LIFE AND HOW?
Too much to say! It’s both what my spirit is drawn to and what the situation calls for. Examples: Blessing of Job’s profound insight and greater view of God; The Gifts and the King gives perfect context for redemptive gifts, as I feel they’re ultimately for our awesome God; Your Health and the Redemptive Gifts, Fractal of Two: Adrenals and Kidneys, Office of Personhood, ALL the podcasts and live streams, Managing Transitions – all immensely practical, substantive, often mind-blowing. The land resources also deeply resonate…. Wow… All make their own powerful imprint! I love the multi-faceted colors of wisdom and life in SLG. My soul has new language, and the seeds planted in my spirit wonderfully, continually germinate.
I LOVE TO DISCOVER A BIGGER VIEW OF GOD. CAN YOU SHARE A GOD-SIGHTING OR STORY TO HELP US ALL DO THAT?
His intimate care -- in everything. When each of my oldest daughters...
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don't forget to pray for Janis or leave a blessing.
Robin Lewis / The Freedom Coach & Speaker/ Sozo Life & Leadership
Robin Lewis knows that as God’s image-bearers, we have been chosen to bring His grace, power, and love into the world around us. As a Life Coach, Speaker, and Teacher, she partners with individuals and churches to bring Kingdom truth for successful vision completion. • Sozo Life coaching helps women discover their strengths, gifts, and purpose and live with confidence and courage. Women overcome past issues and gain a foundation of their identity in Christ.
• Sozo Life conferences, workshops, and retreats are filled with God's truth to encourage, equip, and empower believers to live an overcoming, influential, and powerful life.
• Sozo Life consultation blesses church leaders and groups with encouragement and fresh unity around leadership, vision, and purpose for taking your group forward.
Robin’s coaching certification is from Light University Online; ministry training is through Ellel International, Forerunner Ministries, Sapphire Leadership Group, Marketplace Leadership, and Partnership Ministries, along with John Maxwell programs.
I want to honour and share with you one of the richest treasures I have been introduced to through Arthur Burk and the SLG tribe. She is a beautiful life coach! I am so blessed to call her my friend! She is so rich in treasure, life experiences and the word of God! She journeyed with me through one of the hardest seasons of my life and worked with me to get unstuck in a pretty significant area of my life. I love you and celebrate you Robin Lawrimore Lewis!!
Ways to ConnectThere are a variety of ways to contribute to this newsletter.
Do you have an encouraging story, something to celebrate? A comment or perhaps would like to get on the 'Among the Gum Trees' interview list?
Just reply to this email.
We value your time and input.
A big thank you to all contributions for this newsletter. Honored to include you here. Especially to you, Janis and Robin, for taking the time to be counted!
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