Miracles and Promises

Jan 1, 2007,Ivan & Isabel Allum

Hello and Happy New Year!

As we are sitting here, it seems unreal that we are now in 2007. Time is passing quickly, which means that the return of our Lord is truly closer than we imagine. We have been hearing the Lord speak about the "tardiness of the hour". There is a great urgency in heaven for us to understand that time is short and there is yet much to be done, and God is doing great things among his people all over the world. We truly are seeing the season of what we call, the "regular people" manifest. God is raising-up the nameless and faceless generation and the door is opened for anyone and everyone who wants to volunteer in the day of the Lord's power (Psalm 110:3). It will not be easy as many will be placed in challenging situations like Moses experienced when God displayed mighty power and the waters parted. We are in the season of faithfulness and incredible stories are being created by heaven on earth, stories that as we tell them, will make our Father famous!

2006 was a year filled of those stories for us. A year of miracles indeed, and faithfulness beyond measure. We have personally seen changes that we can hardly believe take place in our lives. Ministry has increased tremendously and we are seeing God release a greater open heaven than ever before. Yet it has been a year of decrease in may ways. With the help of the Holy Spirit much of us has decreased. Earlier in the year the Lord spoke to us and said that we have finally come to the place where we have decreased just enough and Jesus has began to increase, and now we are learning to "get out of the way so Jesus can minister and make the Father known". God's promise to us many years ago, was that the nameless and faceless generation would receive the ministry of Jesus as God is restoring the ministry of His son back in the church and the world. Through the multitude of this generation is that his glory will cover the earth and He is will be fully known as He really on earth, not the ideas of men but the reality from heaven. Jesus said that when we become one with Him the world will finally believe that the Father sent Him (John 17:21). We are starting to see how powerful his ministry is and how small ours is. We just have a gift that can only go so far, but Jesus is the fullness of the gift and the Kingdom and there is no limit to his power and glory, to his love and his heart. He knows no end, is not stopped by hindrances, and has no limit or boundaries. Our key in all this, is to be hidden deeply in his heart. "Less of me and more of Him", as John the Baptist so eloquently said, "It is necessary for me to decrease and for Him to increase." May 2007 be a year of more decrease for us, so His Kingdom can increase through us all!!!

We are travelling to many more nations and our schedule has literally doubled. We have seen increase in the impartation of the Kingdom of God among the people and the deposits that are left behind are transforming people, churches, and ministries, and keep increasing and multiplying. Healings, signs, and wonders have also been increasing in the meetings. Gold dust has also been released in many meetings, but the greatest of all the impartations we have seen is the Father's love. Oh the stories and testimonies we can tell! We will probably write a book just on these stories. Destiny has been released and we have been hearing more and more about the fulfillment of prophecies and the impossible doors that have opened and are opening for many. Our church is a great testimony of it. As a church we have walked through the impossible. God had promised to give us a building. As many of you know, this year we were offered to buy a building, but we had no money and no way of buying it. However, we had a prophecy from the Lord promising to give us the building. We kept going forth because we believed God, and God did it. We got the building God promised us with a bonus (the church property has a five bedroom house with it). We got it all for $200,000 less than 1/2 the asking price, and so far the Lord has provided $90,000 cash towards it. This has baffled people in our town including real state agents, banks, and the community. It has also inspired the Body of Christ around the world and has released faith that if God did that for us, an unknown small church (nameless and faceless really), with no resources or earthly possibilities, He can truly do it for them. We so want to thank everyone who prayed for this, who encouraged us, who stood with us, and to everyone who has invested financially in this miracle. May the dividends of this Kingdom investment be multiplied in your lives and ministries in an overwhelming manner. We had our first service yesterday and it was awesome!!!

Another thing the Lord has told us, which we want to leave with you is that this is "THE YEAR OF THE BOUNTY". The Lord said that endless battles have been fought and won by his people but, even though, we have come out victorious we have not collected the spoils from those battles. He said that the battle fields are filled with that bounty, and He has sent angels to collect it and to distribute it among His people this year. It is a great bounty that will manifest physically and spiritually in our lives. That bounty contains all kinds of provision, finances, peace is a big part and important part of it), rest, joy and gladness, laugher instead of sorrow, healing instead of sickness, victory instead of failure, strength instead of weakness, life instead of death. Many will have the experience of the Widow of Zarephath (1 King 17:8-16). Many have run out of resources and have nothing left, but the last bit, which is about to end. You are ready to "give up" but this is what the Lord says to you: "Don't fear and do not be discouraged. Give me that last bit. Invest that last bit that is you, no mater how small it may be, and I will make it grow. Instead of the "end" you expect a new beginning will come. New doors will open. New and great opportunities will open-up. The fields will yield the harvest again, and the dead trees will be heavy with fruit. Rain will fall on you and you will become like a young and strong deer that leaps and runs though the fields, a mighty horse of war, a roaring lion, a gracious gazelle, and a soaring eagle proclaiming the glory of your God!

We personally want to thank everyone who is in our lives for your love, friendship, support, and prayers. Thank you greatly for your prayers indeed as they carry us as we work in the fields of the Father. For those of you who intercede as we travel please see our itinerary in our website www.ivan-isabel.com under events. Please know that we do not take you and your investment for granted and pray God will greatly reward you and your families. May 2007 be a year of great blessings, joy, increase, protection, strength, abundance, breakthroughs, answered prayers and dreams come true. May impossible promises be released and may you walk under an open heaven with the favour of the Father on you. May He always smile on you. May you always make Him happy, and may your lives and but this is what the Lord says to you: "Don't fear and do not be discouraged. Give me that last bit. Invest that last bit that is you, no mater how small it may be, and I will make it grow. Instead of the "end" you expect a new beginning will come. New doors will open. New and great opportunities will open-up. The fields will yield the harvest again, and the dead trees will be heavy with fruit. Rain will fall on you and you will become like a young and strong deer that leaps and runs though the fields, a mighty horse of war, a roaring lion, a gracious gazelle, and a soaring eagle proclaiming the glory of your God! We personally want to thank everyone who is in our lives for your love, friendship, support, and prayers. Thank you greatly for your prayers indeed as they carry us as we work in the fields of the Father. For those of you who intercede as we travel please see our itinerary in our website www.ivan-isabel.com under events. Please know that we do not take you and your investment for granted and pray God will greatly reward you and your families.

May 2007 be a year of great blessings, joy, increase, protection, strength, abundance, breakthroughs, answered prayers and dreams come true. May impossible promises be released and may you walk under an open heaven with the favour of the Father on you. May He always smile on you. May you always make Him happy, and may your lives and experiences make Him very famous in the land of men!

Much love and blessings always,
Ivan & Isabel Allum