Newsletter December 2008
Dec 1, 2008,Ivan & Isabel Allum
PREPARE FOR THE SEASON OF PLUNDER THAT IS COMING:
The Lord spoke to us and said that He is preparing to release the blessing of king Jehoshaphat on His people. As the world is experiencing trouble and insecurity, God will start pouring His favour on His people in a way that has never been experienced before. But, the eyes of His people have to be fixed on Him and His promises, and not on the circumstances. The Lord has seen your faithfulness in the battles and is going to take over and defeat your enemies, as He did for king Jehoshaphat, and, instead of fighting, you will collect the spoils of the battles. The season of the plunder is now at hand and, a transition has now begun. God is taking all of us individually and corporately, out of the Valley of the Battle and into the Valley of the Blessing! Let's rejoice for the world and our enemies will know that God is for us and not against us. The manifestation of this reality will be a sign and a wonder in itself causing many to come to us for refuge, and as a result, many will find salvation.
Hello dear ones,
It is hard to believe that the year is over. Where did the time go? Surely time is passing faster these days, which is a sign of the times. We know that our Saviour is coming soon, and the natural signs are aligning themselves with the prophecies spoken by Jesus and the prophets of old. How exciting it is to be alive in a time such as this!
We have had an amazing year so far. It has been filled with goodness, mercy, kindness, abundance, challenges, and love. Our Father has revealed Himself in greater ways than we ever expected. Our lives are so full that it is hard to know where to start. First, we want to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of you who stand with us as we do the work the Father has called us to do. Thank you for your great investments. We appreciate all you do, but most of all, we appreciate you! We are deeply grateful to the intercessors who pray for us. We cannot tell you how much we value your prayers, as that is what makes heaven open up. We desperately need the prayers of the saints in order to do all God has commanded us. We entrust your needs before the Throne of Grace, and ask for a double reward for each of you and your families. Please continue praying for us as we build the Father's Kingdom at home and abroad. You can see our travel itinerary at our website www.ivan-isabel.com
THE NATIONS: We continue traveling every other week teaching, imparting, training, ministering, and equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. We have seen a very marked increase of impartation everywhere we go, as hunger has also increased among God's children. We are seeing clearer prophetic vision and direction being released as well, and the doors of destiny are swinging open for those who respond. There is great acceleration and many individually and corporately are being repositioned. There are great reports about paradigm shifting taking place. The Kingdom is truly advancing. We are fully aware of the fact that we do not carry the anointing but the Father answers to the hunger of His children, and we are very grateful to be servants to the Bride in such a pivotal time in history.
Our first book "YOUR DESTINY: Unlocking the Impossible Promises of God" was first published on December 29, 2007, and the second edition was published in July 2008. God has done great things with it, as He said He would, and we are hearing from all over the world, about how God has used it to change and impact people's lives and ministries. We are currently writing our second book, which we expect to publish early in 2009.
CHURCH: Things at Highlands are truly amazing. This has been a good year for our church family. We have dealt with much good and bad. The accuser came and tried to bring division, but our Lord came as a flood, and raised a standard among us. We are seeing breakthrough and revival has erupted in our midst. It is exciting! We are having greater freedom, and miracles. Ministry has increased and every week we have visitors from near and far. The nations continue coming to be refreshed and touched by the Holy Spirit and the river of the Father's love that is among us, and, to receive prophetic ministry from our wonderful teams who stay late serving the many who come each week. The Holy Spirit continues being in charge of our services, and some Sundays the service ends at 4 or 5 in the afternoon (it starts at 10:30 a.m.).
HOME: Our family is doing well, and God continues adding more "children" to us. We are in the mist of home renovations, which are very needed, and visitors continue coming from all over the world to be with us. God has been incredibly faithful to us in all fronts, and we continue making Him famous in the land of men.
As we look towards tomorrow we are excited. God is fulfilling so many promises and endorsing the things He has spoken throughout the centuries. We are living the reality of Matthew 25, when God is coming to collect dividends for His investments, and is also redistributing the talents that many have buried and neglected. He is willing to invest more and more in those who are good stewards, but He told us a earlier this year that "He will not waste His investments anymore on those who simply want to be fattened up". Heaven is preparing for the releasing of the greatest harvest the world has ever seen, but God needs us to prepare the house to receive them, because He does not want them to fall through the cracks this time.
This is a time when everyone is needed. You may have been passed by in the past, perhaps forgotten and/or neglected, but it will not be so now. Heaven has need of you, because the harvest is great but the workers few. The angels are recruiting workers for the harvest and the Holy Spirit will empower those who volunteer. May we all respond and become part of the great army of gleaners and harvesters carrying the glory of God throughout the nations of the world, bringing our Father a harvest of 60-80 and 100%. This is indeed the time when the regular and ordinary people are partaking of the extraordinary work of our Lord on earth. Be encouraged knowing that you have been noticed and your names have been called forth. You are needed today!!!!!
Once again, we thank you for your work in the Kingdom, because nothing is too little or too small. What you do affects us all, as we are family and a body with many parts. This year we have rejoiced in the victories and triumphs of many, and have wept alongside those who have experienced loses and hardship, and who have been weary in the battle. Together we will overcome and will drink the cup of victory together. What would we do without each other?
May this holiday season be filled with joy and restoration of dreams, promises, relationships, and joy. May you laugh until your belly aches! May you sing until your voice ends! May you hug until love ends‚ and since love never ends, may you hug and love others into eternity.
May our Father bless you and prosper you in 2009. May our Lord Jesus smile on you and be gracious to you in 2009. May the Holy Spirit show you His favour and give you His peace in 2009.
Much love and blessings,
Ivan & Isabel