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sapphire-connect, Issue #007 discovering a bigger view of GOD
September 01, 2015
Welcome to the sapphire-connect newsletter to help you discover a bigger view of GOD.
I was honored to be the first one my friend visited after stepping off the plane from her time over in Indonesia. The first fruits of her stories, the love of the land and its people (discounting the squat toilets and cold showers) and my small part in praying while she was away. We celebrated together over chocolate dipped strawberries and bengal spice tea.
Now onto the newsletter.
in this issue:• upcoming events
• SLG coaching/speed prayers
• among the gum trees
• reconciliation with God
Upcoming EventsSeptember 2015
September 2-3: SRA/DID: REPAIRING THE SOUL
September 5: GROWING IN AUTHORITY Location: Austria Trend Hotel, Austria
September 9: UNLOCKING SCRIPTURE Location: School of Healing, Switzerland
September 12: ROADMAP TO MATURITY Location: School of Healing, Switzerland
September 16-19: SOCIAL ENTRPRENEURS' CONFERENCE Location: Pretoria, South Africa
October 17: DEVELOPING YOUR DISCERNMENT Location: Heritage Christian Academy, Calgary
October 24: SHAME TO DIGNITY Location: River Rock Vineyard, Belgrade, MT
November 28: WALKING IN LEGITIMACY
Location: Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
SLG Coaching- Speed Prayers
Egyptian Curse and Blessing Overview
If you are new to this post we are in the middle of a long-term warfare project.
Among the Gum Trees
Please give a warm welcome to Erika, a special visitor to sit and chat with us 'among the gum trees'.
HI ERIKA, CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF?
I’m Erika von Kaschke. I was born and raised in the Western Cape, South Africa. We left South Africa in 2004 for a three year stint in Cambodia, before relocating to Perth, Western Australia. It’s hard to describe myself in three words, but it is probably 'I make connections'. I guess the best way to describe me is that I am passionate about Kingdom potential and really making a difference in the world.
Even before I really started walking with the Lord, I have always had a huge sense of potential. If God’s Kingdom came on earth, what could the world be like; what could we be in that world? When I was a teenager the Lord pointed me to Ephesians 2:10 "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
So, in my daily life this is such a reality that I am just a vessel for the Lord to work through. It fills me with immense excitement.
HOW DID YOU INITIALLY CONNECT WITH SLG?
I “accidentally” found SLG when I searched another ministry’s website mid 2012. They had a section listing who they listened to and SLG was still listed as Plumbline.
I’m probably a relative newbie, but I have really been so enthused by the SLG teaching that I’ve immersed myself in it over the last three years, so that it feels like I’ve always been a part of the tribe.
DO YOU KNOW YOU’RE REDEMPTIVE GIFT AND IF SO CAN YOU GIVE US A GLIMPSE OF HOW THAT PLAYS OUT ON ANY GIVEN DAY?
When I first listened to the teaching, I immediately thought that I was Exhorter. I did feel quite strongly towards Giver and Mercy as well. Later I thought I might be Mercy, but I don’t quite fit the profile of either Exhorter or Mercy.
So, for now, I’ve stopped stressing about it, and have asked the Lord to reveal it to me . I know I am from a Giver culture, I live in a Mercy country, and I can see the imprint on my life. I’ll continue to pray that I will walk in God’s design for my life. It would be great to know for sure what my redemptive gift is.
Knowing a bit of the Redemptive Gifts has certainly changed the way I look at people and land. It gives me the ability to be more merciful to people, and to know how to deal with situations. I am able to read land better and to intercede more accurately.
WHAT TEACHING HAS MADE THE MOST IMPACT IN YOUR LIFE AND HOW?
There is a common line going through all the teachings- seeing the nature of God more clearly. I’ve learnt how to read my bible differently. Not to only look at the people and learn from their stories, but to see what the Lord did. What I can learn from His nature in all of this? It’s also taking me further away from being religious, and looking for new ways where the Lord is manifesting himself now.
Ministering to your spirit. The two teachings that my spirit has responded to most are 'Doing deliverance on the Brain', and 'Fighting Futility'. The biggest practical impact on my life has come through..
click here to pray for or leave a blessing for Erika
Reconciliation with God
There are four seasons of reconciliation:
•March 10th to 30th is for Reconciliation with Community
•June 10th to 30th is for Reconciliation with Land
•September 10th to 30th is for Reconciliation with God
•December 10th to 30th is for Reconciliation with Our Destiny
We are now in the window of reconciliation with God as our focus.
Distressed e-mails from around the world started to pour in indicating a curse on time. In each case, the root pain was the silence of God which produced a deep sense of abandonment. God could intervene in any one of those surface pain point but He was choosing not to.
Regardless of the presenting problem, the root issue is the absence/silence of God when His people need Him most. This becomes the devil’s playing field for causing alienation from God in the September window which God designed for deep reconciliation with Himself.
The enemy has massively defiled this time with our emotions of hopeless despair stemming from a false sense of abandonment. Those who have any bent toward despair, or who tend to feel abandoned by God, could have their emotions play out in an overwhelming way during this window.
How do we go forward in reconciliation with God?
Ways To ConnectIf you haven’t already, sign the guest book. Introduce yourself.
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Until next time...
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