Blessings in Jesus to all of our brethren with much gratitude in Christ for your prayers and support as we approach the arrival of 2014 and close of the present year (actually the Jews in Moriel observe two New Years, the secular one and Rosh Hashanah and/or the 1st of Nissan).
Steve and Inger's Biography
Was born in Portsmouth England, but having a Naval Father meant being raised across the U.K. and the Ã‚Â world in various ports and bases including Singapore. The Lord Ã‚Â saved Ã‚Â me at age 16 by the witness of Jewish believers whilst working in a restaurant (The first time on hearing the gospel). Then through Ã‚Â God's supernatural intervention I ended up going to seminary at London Bible College, earning a degree in Theology where I co-led the campus Prayer for Israel group with Jacob Prasch. Ministered then Ã‚Â in a number of short term projects, including Iceland and various other Scandinavian countries.
Met Inger my Ã‚Â wife at a missions base in Norway 1992. Two weeks after our marriage we were pastoring amongst the Inuit (Eskimo) people's in the Ã‚Â Canadian Arctic. I Spent the next nine years at various mission posting across the Northwest Territories, ending up in the highÃ‚Â ArcticÃ‚Â close to the Alaskan Border near the North Pole. Ã‚Â Then after a spell in the Canadian military post 9/11, returned to the pastoral ministry. I left the Anglican ministry due to a series of serious doctrinal and moral Ã‚Â differences on a range of issues from not accepting infant baptism to my objecting to homosexual ordination. Ã‚Â Currently we are Ã‚Â in the Albertan Prairies, where I pastorÃ‚Â a Pentecostal church amongst the Northern Canadian Ã‚Â rural peoples; including the Cree and other Ã‚Â native groups. Ã‚Â Inger my Ã‚Â wife was raised in a Christian Home in Kristiansand, Norway. She Ã‚Â follows in her father's footsteps of ministering through music and Christian song.
Contrary toÃ‚Â the lyrics in a popular worship song currently being invokedÃ‚Â in the church today,Ã‚Â "These are the days of Elijah", I believe a Ã‚Â more accurate description of our timeÃ‚Â would rather Ã‚Â be fromÃ‚Â 1 SamuelÃ‚Â 3, Ã‚Â "These are the daysÃ‚Â of Eli, the priest of Shiloh".
It is important to understand theÃ‚Â trueÃ‚Â condition and diagnosis that we asÃ‚Â a church haveÃ‚Â enteredÃ‚Â into, Ã‚Â and unfortunatelyÃ‚Â it is not a condition that warrantsÃ‚Â singing about ourÃ‚Â health and well-being. Scripturally, theÃ‚Â Ã‚Â "righteousnessÃ‚Â being restored"Ã‚Â will actually come through judgement not favouritism. According to God's Word Ã‚Â whatÃ‚Â reallyÃ‚Â lies ahead propheticallyÃ‚Â isÃ‚Â aÃ‚Â period ofÃ‚Â Ã‚Â trouble, exile,Ã‚Â and persecutionsÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â notÃ‚Â triumphalism. What we doÃ‚Â needÃ‚Â Ã‚Â is to beÃ‚Â prepared spiritually and mentally. We need Ã‚Â aÃ‚Â deepÃ‚Â sense of humility, and a determination to obey God's Word (indeed, as ElijahÃ‚Â did) Ã‚Â so asÃ‚Â not to missÃ‚Â theÃ‚Â direction the Lord is taking us in.Ã‚Â We must, among other things, not end up trying to protectÃ‚Â Ã‚Â an establishedÃ‚Â Ã‚Â leadership in so many cases in today's church when so much of this contemporary leadership Ã‚Â is actuallyÃ‚Â under God's condemnation ( as John the Baptist and ElijahÃ‚Â warned Israel).