Take us to the River -- By Lyn Chaffart

My dear friends,

Happy New Year to each and everyone of you! May the Lord bless you, and keep watch over you. May the Lord cause the light of His face to shine brightly upon you, and may He give you favor and grace. May the Lord lift up His face to you and give you peace!

I had another mini-sermon all prepared to appear in this New Year's Eve edition of the Answers2Prayer newsletter. But that was before the Holy Spirit convicted me of something more important to this day and time!

You see, while worshipping together as a family this morning, my family all requested what seemed to be unrelated songs, but the songs seemed to take on prophetic messages of their own!

To set the stage, my younger son requested a song of rejoicing. This brought on an intense moment of praise to God as we considered what He is at work doing this very moment in the world.

Next, my husband requested a Hebrew song entitled: "Bo, Ruach Elohim" -- "Come, Spirit of God". After the moment of intense praise and worship from the last song, when we began to sing this song, the Holy Spirit fell upon us! We could do nothing but worship!

So in awed was I by the strong presence of the Spirit of God, that when it was my turn to choose, though I had had something else in mind earlier, the words "Holy, Holy, Holy" ("Kadosh") flowed from my lips: Holy, holy holy, Oh Lord, our God, Lord of hosts. Who was, and Who is, and Who is to come.

Then came Donovan's request: "Take us to the River", and this is when both Rob and I were both given prophetic messages. The message God gave me was distinctly for Answers2Prayer. In fact, the words of the song are prophetic for this ministry for the year 2002. Please prayerfully contemplate the following words:

Take us to the River, Take us there in UNITY to sing, A song of Your Salvation, To WIN THIS GENERATION FOR OUR KING! A song of Your forgiveness, For it is by GRACE that the river flows! Take us to the River, in the City of our God!

For the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon us! This is the Year of the Lord!

Take us to the Throne Room, Give us ears to hear the cry of Heaven! For that cry is Mercy, Mercy for the fallen sons of men, Mercy it has triumphed, Triumphed over Judgment by Your blood, Take us to the throne room, in the City of our God!

For the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon us! This is the Year of the Lord!

Take us to the mountain! Lift us in the shadow of Your hand! Is this Your mighty angel, Who stands astride the ocean and the Land! In His hand Your mercy, Showers o'er a dry and barren place, Take us to the mountain, in the City of our God!

For the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon us! This is the Year of the Lord!

In light of the news that Answers2Prayer will shortly be partnering with the Canadian Bible Society, that we will have our own Bibles to distribute, and especially with the advent of the new ministry, "The Altar Ministry", and our goal for 1000 new Christians by the end of 2002 as a result of this ministry, the words to this song are a prophetic call to all Answers2Prayer volunteers and subscribers: Allow God to "Take us to the River", to "Take us there in UNITY to sing a song of [God's] Salvation to win this GENERATION for our KING!" This is a call to allow God to "Take us to [His] throne room and gives us ears to hear the cry of Heaven, for that cry is mercy, mercy for the fallen sons of men!" And this is a call to allow God to "Take us to the mountain (and) lift us in the shadow of [His] hand!" To "see [His] mighty angel, who stands astride the ocean and the land, for in His hand [God's] mercy showers o'er a dry and barren place!" My friends, "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is (INDEED!!!) upon us! This IS the year of the Lord!"

Wake up, my friends! Let us rise to the calling of our Lord to "sing a song of [His] Salvation to win this generation for our King"! Let us unite together in prayer that more and more of the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord may indeed be upon us during this, our "year of the Lord"!

With New Year's Eve approaching, I would like to call each of you to spend some time in meditation and prayer about the upcoming year and the goals of this, YOUR ministry! I have chosen to do a 3 day-fast, to end on New Year's Eve, that I may pray in earnest for the "expanded territory" of this ministry and that our goal of 1000 souls for the Kingdom will not only be met, but doubled -- even tripled! Remember Pentecost? 3000 souls were won for our Lord that one day. If He can use one man (Peter) to bring 3000 souls into the fold in just ONE day, He can certainly bring a simple 1000 to the fold through this ministry in one year!!!

Won't you join me in fasting and prayer for Answers2Prayer in the upcoming year?

In His love,
Lyn

Lyn Chaffart, Moderator, The Nugget, Scriptural Nuggets ( www.scripturalnuggets.org ), Answers2Prayer Ministries, www.Answers2Prayer.org