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Andrew Wommack Ministries Summer 2015

Gospel Truth

Love Speaks Up

Interview with

Dr. James Dobson

Andrew In

Cape Town

Meet the Instructor:

Greg Mohr

Healing Is Here

Conference 2015:

Hope Was Not

Disappointed

Spotlight on a

Charis Student:

It’s All You, God!

It’s All You!

Andrew’s Antidotes:

God’s Kind

of “Prepping”

And More


Dear Partners and Friends,

What a year it has been! As you may know, quite a lot

has happened this year in our ministry as well as in our

nation. With everything that’s going on around us, it’s

important now more than ever to stand together in

unity as the body of Christ.

A Message

from

Andrew &

Jamie

In the midst of current events, God has been

awesome! People are being set free, lives are being

transformed, and the Gospel is going farther and

deeper than ever before. God is still at work in our

world today. We have some incredible stories lined

up for you to glorify His goodness and to counter the

things that the ungodly are doing.

In this edition of the Gospel Truth magazine, be sure

to read the article on my recent interview with Dr.

James Dobson, where we discuss this past June’s

Supreme Court decision.

Thank you so much for your generous support of

AWM. None of this would be possible without you.

Jamie and I are truly grateful. You are a blessing!

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Relief to the Shaken Lives of Nepal 4

Summer 2015

Table of Contents

Spotlight on a Charis Student:

It’s All You, God! It’s All You! 8

Meet the Instructor:

Greg Mohr 14

8

16

Healing Is Here Conference 2015:

Hope Was Not Disappointed 16

Cape Town Gospel Truth Seminar 22

Love Speaks Up 24

A Special Interview with Dr. James Dobson

Declaration of Dependence 29

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34

Partnership:

People Helping People 30

2020 Vision 32

Going Farther with the Gospel 34

Gospel Truth Seminars

Spreading Light in the Sunshine State 38

24

Andrew’s Antidotes

God’s Kind of “Prepping” 42

29

Publisher

Andrew Wommack Ministries, Inc.

Publications Manager

Greg Troup

Editor

David Moore II

Kam van Tonder

Writers

Andrew Wommack

David Moore II

Aria Fischer

Eileen Quinn

Jessica Ketchum

Melissa Roarty

Roxanne Troup

Editorial Assistants

Melissa Roarty

Aria Fischer

Eileen Quinn

Sylvia Wells

Graphic Designers

Satoshi Yamamoto

Kris Storey

Riona Mussell

Photographers

Ted Mehl Page: 17

Brian Ciociola Page: 22 & 23

All Bible references are from the King James

Version unless otherwise noted.

GospelTruth® is published by Andrew

Wommack Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit

corporation, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

© 2015 Andrew Wommack Ministries, Inc. and

its licensors. All rights reserved.

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Relief to the Shaken

Lives of Nepal

Going farther and deeper with the Gospel means

rebuilding lives that have been shaken by the Enemy.

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit

Nepal, a small country nestled between India and

China. The Nepalese live on the slopes and in the

valleys of the Himalaya Mountains. With no modern

warning systems set in place, the villages cannot be

notified of any coming natural disaster.

Over 8,000 people lost their lives, 1 and an estimated

8 million people were otherwise affected, 2

overwhelming hospitals and relief organizations.

These numbers don’t even include the losses

suffered in neighboring countries. But, thanks to

the support of our friends and partners, Andrew

Wommack Ministries provided financial support to a

number of ministries already established and on the

ground in Nepal.

Charis Bible College instructor Dr. Delron Shirley is

one of those established contacts. He left for Nepal

from the South American nation of Colombia after

finding out about the earthquake in Kathmandu—

just as he was composing a letter to a Christian

leader he knows from Nepal. Delron’s ministry,

Teach All Nations Mission, has been preparing for

a catastrophe like this for some time because of

the earthquake-prone nature of Nepal. He wrote

an article nine years ago, published in his ministry’s

newsletter, urging Christians to pray for Nepal and

to spread the Gospel there before devastation

claimed thousands of lives. AWM supported Delron

to bring aid to the specific needs of the country.

Left: Pastor (middle) offers relief to those devastated by

the earthquake in Nepal

Charis Colorado graduate Errol Mannon is another

contact to whom AWM has been able to extend

support. Errol operates an orphanage in Nepal with

twelve children, all of whom were reported as safe.

His own agency’s connections in Nepal are reaching

out with physical aid. A couple who works with Errol

in Nepal lives just outside of Kathmandu and has

been working closely with many Christian pastors

in the city to bring relief. On top of being able to

offer food, bottled water, clothing, blankets, and

plastic tarps, they have a wonderful opportunity to

reach out to not only Christians but also Hindus and

Buddhists—possibly even distributing Nepalese

salvation booklets to them.

Bob and Dawa Wesley, Charis Colorado graduates

and founders of Wesley International Ministries,

were also in Nepal when the earthquake hit. They,

too, are safe and have been taking action to help

survivors since the disaster hit. Their ministry’s main

focus in Nepal is to care for the children and their

mothers. As missionaries to Nepal, they are very

grateful for the donations they received from AWM.

Some specific prayer requests they have are for

water, for rescue workers to reach remote villages,

and for the wood necessary to burn away the debris

that causes disease.

A minister who works closely with Bob and Dawa

had been in the country for ten days at the time

of the earthquake. This minister relived the event,

saying, “It sounded like a 747 jumbo jet was directly

overhead, coming down off the mountain.” Due

to the geography of Nepal, it was difficult for them

to get to Kathmandu. Nepal’s mountainous terrain

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creates a landslide-prone environment, which

was made worse by the start of its rainy season in

June. The main goal of these ministers has been to

provide locals with water, food, and safety.

Donations to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

also went toward AWM Germany director Juergen

and AWM board member Sven, who are leading a

charity for an orphanage in Kathmandu. Juergen

is directly transferring the donations to pastors

he knows in the area. A couple of other Charis

graduates are working with them toward equipping

Himalayan children with the necessary skills to bring

hope to their people.

The needs of the Nepalese people have been great,

but the Gospel is being carried to them through

the actions of Christ’s love. It’s being shouted from

the rooftops without anyone having to say a word,

as the church steps in to care for those the way the

Word of God instructs:

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the

Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows

in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted

from the world.

James 1:27

The Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, provided

through AWM, brought great aid to the Nepalese

communities. Thank you to those who supported

these relief efforts. Please know that you have

helped spread the Gospel in meeting the material

and spiritual needs of the shaken lives of Nepal.

1

www.cnn.com/2015/05/10/asia/nepal-earthquake-death-toll/

2

https://www.usaid.gov/nepal-earthquake/fy15/fs04

Makeshift shelters provide temporary housing

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Spotlight on a Charis Student:

It’s all You, God!

It’s all You!

Sometimes the distance isn’t the only obstacle standing between a

person and attending Charis Bible College. Often words from the

past can make the journey appear impossible. Herbert Johnson is

the seventh of nine children, whose parents worked hard to raise

their family in Falmouth, Jamaica. As Herbert and his twin brother,

Harry, grew, it became clear that there was a big gap between

them, but it wasn’t until eighth grade that his woodworking

teacher, Mr. B, privately let Herbert have it: “You’ll never be

anything. You’re so dumb. You’ll never even graduate!” The words

lodged in Herbert’s soul. Mr. B crowned the moment by telling

Herbert that he probably wouldn’t turn out to be very much in life.

That moment in Mr. B’s woodworking class sowed seeds of doubt

and fear into Herbert, especially because of a spelling problem

that affected his ability to write. Although Herbert had been born

again at the age of ten, he believed a lie that day. He began to

hide, running from anything that challenged him on paper. Herbert

was smart, though, so he developed socially. He was always the life

of the party and the popular class clown.

Herbert immigrated to the USA and took a customer service role

with Delta Airlines. After being filled with the Holy Ghost in 1987,

he experienced a lot of favor at Delta. While based in Atlanta, a

lady at a Jamaican restaurant told him, “You need to watch Andrew

[Wommack].” Herbert attended a Gospel Truth Seminar in Atlanta

and, from that point on, began listening to Andrew.

When Northwest Airlines merged with Delta, Herbert was offered

an early retirement package. At that same time, a teacher friend

was persistently emailing Herbert, asking him if he would go

to Charis. He knew he couldn’t do it, so he just ignored her.

Left: Charis graduate Herbert Johnson

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Charis graduation

Speaking at a local church in Colorado

However, the Lord started dealing with him about

attending a local Charis summer Bible study. A

friend from Charis Atlanta told Herbert about

another student who had similar challenges when

starting Charis but, through Christ, had finished

school successfully. This planted a seed of hope in

Herbert’s heart.

Herbert went to Colorado in July of 2012, “just to

check it out.” At the groundbreaking ceremony

for the Charis property in Woodland Park, Andrew

shook Herbert’s hand, looked directly at him, and

asked, “Are you coming to school?” The question

shot deep into his soul. Later during that same trip,

Herbert met Barry Bennett, the dean of students,

and confessed to him about his spelling problem.

Barry told him, “If you can read, you can do the

syllabus.” Herbert recalls, “I didn’t know what a

syllabus was, but I just took his word for it.”

By August, Herbert had moved to Colorado out of

obedience to God. One night in his hotel room, the

Lord illuminated Psalm 32:8 to him: “I will instruct

thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt

go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Four months

later, Herbert started Charis. Living in an apartment

without any furniture, he took a seat out of his car to

use as a couch and used one of his large suitcases

as a table. For many weeks, Herbert slept on the

floor on top of cardboard and blankets.

As a first-year student, Herbert noticed that most of

the students sat as close to the front as they could.

He chose to sit in the back, due to fear about his

spelling challenges. But as he saw others taking

notes from the instructors, God told him to just

listen. After one class, Charis Colorado director

Greg Mohr told him, “Just write down what the

Holy Spirit tells you to.”

Despite all the financial and learning obstacles,

there was one thing that Herbert couldn’t ignore—a

joy that was in his heart from hearing the truth of

God’s Word. His identity was beginning to change.

God sent him a friend, Doug. When Doug saw

Herbert’s frustration with studying, he said, “You can

do it. I’ll share my notes with you.”

When Herbert was a second-year student, finances

really began to be a problem. He told his pastor

what was going on, and his church paid $1,500

toward his tuition. Then, at his job, someone

anonymously paid another $1,000 for him. Even

more amazingly, people at his job paid for his

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Ministering in India

Ministering in Nigeria

second-year missions trip. And then his third-year

tuition was supernaturally paid for as well!

The day Herbert graduated from the Third-Year

Ministry School at Charis, he came off the stage,

looked upward, and pointed, saying, “It’s all You,

God. It’s all You.” Looking back, he elaborates

on how he felt: “I’m grateful to God that I didn’t

quit. While I was in school, most people saw me

as happy, but I was struggling on the inside with

whether I was going to make it. Very few people

knew it. At Charis, I learned my identity in Christ

and about the Father’s love for me.” He sums up his

Charis experience with “The fear is gone, and the

lies are too.”

Herbert currently leads a Wednesday night Bible

study and coordinates a monthly men’s breakfast.

He also has speaking engagements in India,

Kenya, and Ghana and wants to travel and hold

crusades. Herbert would be described by many

as an enthusiastic evangelist, “like the old Billy-

Graham style.” He loves sharing Jesus with people

anywhere, at any time.

Discover your destiny. Prepare to live it.

To find out how you can support Herbert in the

work he is doing for the Lord, please contact him at

herbpaul777@gmail.com.

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First-year students at Charis Bible College Colorado

quickly realize that Greg Mohr—instructor, Third-

Year Ministry School director, and now Charis

Colorado’s new director—is one of the instructors

who lives out of a prosperous soul (3 John 2). One

of his greatest joys as director, instructor, and pastor

is that those he teaches eventually live the Gospel,

manifesting Jesus to people in their lives.

Students come to know Pastor Greg in class through

his life stories and his “funnies”—stories and jokes

with which he begins every class session, like this:

A man agreed to buy windows for his house

because the salesman guaranteed him that

they would pay for themselves in a year. A

few months after having them installed, he

began to receive angry phone messages about

Greg Mohr

payment for the windows. Finally, he answered

one of the calls, and the salesman asked

him why he wasn’t paying for his windows.

To this, the man responded, “Well, sir, you

were the one who told me they would pay for

themselves in a year!”

Greg wasn’t always like this. He was once faced with

terminal cancer. Although he had been a Christian

for years, it was then that he got serious about

seeking God. The Lord led him to people who had

a revelation of God’s goodness that he lacked:

Healing is just as much a part of the Atonement

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Meet the Instructor

as forgiveness of sins. Greg explains it in simple

and economical terms, “If it was God’s will for us

to carry sickness, then why did Jesus take it for us

at the cross? Why do we go to doctors and try to

get better if it’s God’s will that we are sick? Is that

disobeying His will, then?” Students generally offer

no reply, so he answers, “Yeah, it always goes over

like that.” Students laugh as they realize the gravity

of what they’ve just heard.

Greg goes on to explain that “it’s often at a crisis

point…that you finally realize you can’t be neutral

or passive anymore.” He recalls a time when his

nephew Ryan had water on the brain. Because

his family didn’t know their authority in Christ, he

passed away. Greg concluded, “Praise God, we will

see him again, but he didn’t have to die.”

This is one of the reasons he wants students to be

grounded in the Word of God. “In what we like

to call here the Charis experience, the first year

[of Charis] is designed to help people become

grounded. We want [them] to understand the Word,

the identity truths of who they are in Christ, and

God’s unconditional love. We do that using the Bible

as our text.”

Greg says that the second year “is geared toward

functioning in a practical way and ministering to

others. We want [second-year students] to become

confident in communicating the Gospel, taking a

missions trip, and realizing that the Gospel is about

the practical ministry of every believer. It’s just not

about the super dupers; it’s about every believer

finding their place in the body of Christ.”

As director of both Charis Colorado and the Third-

Year Ministry School, Greg plants the seeds early in

students that Charis is not a two-year school but a

three-year school. “The Third Year is designed to

identify and train people in the area of their specific

call. We want students to become laser focused

on what is in their hearts and on what best suits

them.” He shares that as students function in various

areas with exposure to plenty of different kinds of

ministries, something’s going to “make their baby

leap” and come alive on the inside of them. “At

Charis, through teaching and revelation, students

are encouraged to develop with God a community

of students stirring one another up to love and good

works.” Greg concludes this by saying, “Andrew is

not insecure, or this could never happen here.”

At Charis, Greg is described as a pastor’s pastor.

His passion is to help students understand that

God’s will is healing for everyone, all the time, and

throughout all generations. For him, it’s all about

having a prosperous soul and seeking to understand

more than being understood. His hope is that above

all, Charis will develop healthy people who will live

healthy lives and manifest Jesus to the world.

Heidelberg - Western Cape

Healing School services and outreaches

are facilitated and managed by Charis Bible College

graduates, who have a heart and passion for the Truth,

with the aim of restoring health and wholeness to the

body of Christ.

Services and outreaches typically cover: Foundational

and healing teachings and teaching through God’s

Word followed by personal prayer and ministry

Outreaches presented to any group of people

anywhere, anytime with prior booking.

Course duration and material of outreaches are

customized as required.

For further information contact Charis Bible

College Heidelberg, WC on 028 722 2701

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Healing Is Here Conference 2015:

Hope Was Not Disappointed

Anticipation filled the atmosphere like a gasp

suspended in air. For the hundreds who were

present—some even putting their lives at risk to

attend—their time had come. It was their turn to

receive, and the altar was flooded with expectant

believers tenacious about their miracles. Just

like blind Bartimaeus, their hopes were not

disappointed (Mark 10:46-52 and Rom. 5:5).

The when and where of healing’s beginning was

explained along with other concepts taken from

Andrew’s Spirit, Soul & Body teaching. Many had

to address painful emotional issues and were, in

turn, set free by the unconditional love and grace of

God. People were able to break away from religious

traditions and literally walk, jump, and run by the

substance of what they hoped for.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,

the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1

Carlie Terradez and Daniel Amstutz, who hosted

the event, taught healing ministry training during

the morning sessions. In the evenings, words of

knowledge flowed, further sparking faith for healing.

Andrew and fellow Charis Bible College instructors

Barry Bennett, Greg Mohr, and Duane Sheriff all

poured out a wealth of personal revelation, sharing

from Scripture and their own life experiences of the

Word working for them. In one afternoon session, a

panel of the speakers answered questions people

had written down on three-by-five cards. It was both

an enlightening and humorous time!

The four-day conference indeed lived up to its

name, as “the power of the Lord was present to

heal” (Luke 5:17). Various cancers and tumors, the

effects of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s,

partial and total blindness, and immune and

nervous system disorders were corrected. One

person who attended had this to say:

When I walked into the sanctuary on the first

day, I felt like I had stepped into heaven! I was

overwhelmed by how strong God’s presence was

in the room—so much so, it didn’t really surprise

me to see people getting up out of wheelchairs

later on in the week. God is so good!

Other conditions such as diabetes, cerebral palsy,

glaucoma, blood conditions, frozen joints, skeletal

complications, heart problems, and even baldness

had to submit to the power of God at work. Oxygen

tanks, canes, and wheelchairs were no longer

needed either, and God wasn’t done yet. Many

long-distance healing testimonies came in as Charis

locations live-streamed the event. God’s power

transcended time and distance.

If your track record with healing has been hit and

miss, you need a new experience. Watch sessions of

Healing Is Here on the Charis website, in the August

2015 video archives: www.charisbiblecollege.org

/news. Also, make plans to join us at next year’s

event. In the meantime, tune in on Thursdays

for Healing School with Carlie, Daniel, and many

others: www.charisbiblecollege.org/watch-charis

-live. You’ll receive weekly benchmark training in

how to receive and minister healing to others!

If you need prayer now, Andrew Wommack

Ministries is here for you. Please call our Office:

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from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We would love to stand in

agreement with you.

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Hearts Transformed • Minds Renewed • Lives Changed

Tell Us Your Story...

Dear Andrew...

From your new partners in the Freestate

I appreciate the opportunity to sow in such good soil. As a farmer, I

know that the same seed sown in poor soil, yields poor returns. I never

sow without expecting a return. I now look to God as my only source to

provide the next seed and as the One who multiplies the seed I’ve sown for

an abundant harvest!

I was a very faithful tither in my younger days, then stuff happened and

I lost faith in tithing. I felt I could put the money to better use where it

mattered... school fees, fuel, bills, food, wages, etc, etc... I grew accustomed

to NOT giving my tithe at all. It seemed to be okay with God. I still had

a good relationship with Him, still loved Jesus as my best friend and

experienced His presence whenever I engaged in worship/prayer. I came to

the conclusion that money wasn’t such a big issue concerning spiritual

matters. I didn’t give much, and I expected even less, in fact I didn’t expect

anything as a result of my giving. I had been content with the scraps and

sorry state of my affairs, feeling that this was part of being on earth, and

at the same time knowing I had a better place, being a kingdom citizen...

But the love of Jesus convinced me that I needed to look toward His harvest

field here on earth where I’m able to plant in lucrative soil and gain an

eternal harvest. I had a tough time dealing with the guilt of not sowing/

tithing for such a long time - feeling like I was in debt with heaven and

in arrears by thousands of rands! How was I going to pay that off? And

only when my debt was paid off could I expect the Lord’s favour.... These

were tough lies to counter.

Then in a flash, the Holy Spirit showed me a seed of maize as well as a

fully grown maize plant with its fruit and He spoke this to my heart:”The

seed produces when it is sown...” The seed doesn’t remember that you

haven’t sown in the previous season, but it will grow when you plant it.

You may have a lot of seed, but you will have no harvest (multiplication/

miracles) until that seed is planted. And once planted, the miracle

happens! 30, 60 and 100 fold... All to be sown again in order to expand

the Kingdom of God, kick out darkness and reign in the area where you

have been assigned.

I am excited! Angels work these fields and they never go on labour strikes!

I am excited! People like Andrew have toiled and laboured all their life to


prepare such a field and have opened it up to us in

this late hour of the day, inviting us to come and

join in the labour and be rewarded by Jesus.

I sincerely pray that AWM reaches its full potential

in South Africa through the Word-based teaching

that sets all sinners free!

Thank you for the labour and time invested in

maintaining the ministry office.

“Blessed by Free teachings!”

I recently realised that I can watch and listen to

Andrew’s teachings on the Internet - God bless

AWM for making these teachings free. I am so

blessed by this, knowing that the Word is going

out and equipping those who cannot always afford

to purchase the dvds etc. This Word - especially

the teaching on Romans has opened the door to

understanding God’s extremely good grace that

covers us - for free - in Christ.

I thank you all for this great message and for giving

us the understanding.

you. I was part of the ordinary church for years

where performance is still their way of judging you.

I have since come to discover that law and grace

can’t be mixed, thanks to the teachings of Andrew

and other grace preachers like him.

I am so grateful for a ministry like this where I can

find myself in Christ Jesus and the Grace of God.

“Heartfelt thanks for SA’s

Gospel Truth Seminar”

This is just a heartfelt note of thanks to you and the

team for an excellent evening last night. Although

I did not get to meet Andrew, I would like to express

my thanks to him for the wonderful encouragement

and example he has been to me. My whole life

changed since the first teaching I heard, “You’ve

Already Got it,” in 2009. My life has never been

the same again!

Please convey my sincere thanks and appreciation

to him for his obedience in Jesus Christ and for

being a vessel for the Lord that has impacted my life

on such a mega scale.

“Free in KZN”

I recently got hold of Andrew’s teaching “The

Believers Authority” – it’s awesome! I still need to

listen to it again and again so it can sink deep into

my soul. His book “Living in the balance of Grace

and Faith” is also a best seller.

May his stay in SA be blessed and filled with

delight and may you and the team of AWSA and

all over the world, be blessed beyond measure.

Lots of love in Christ Jesus

“Those who hope in Me will never be disappointed”

-Isaiah 49v23-

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We would love to hear from you!

Email enquiries@awmsa.net

or write to us on PO Box 30, Cape Town, 8000. Summer 2015

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October 2015 - Cape Town

Gospel Truth Seminar

Mark Rowe,

Rudi van Tonder

and Andrew

(at our SA Office)

discuss the African

Expansion project

impacting the rest

of the continent.

(see more about

this partnership

on page 31)

Mark Rowe, Rudi van Tonder, Andrew, Kam van Tonder and Leslie Rowe

Andrew meets AWMSA Staff

Bookshop at the conference

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The Gospel Truth Seminar flew by. It was such

a pleasure having Andrew in Cape Town to

minister to his grateful South African partners

and friends. We believe these meetings were

very significant - South Africa can never be the

same again! Thank you to all our partners for

making this life changing event possible, it was

a great success.

Zimbabwean and South African Charis Prayer ministers in action

Altar call - where many received the baptism of the Holy Spirit

Worship group “One Voice”

Andrew visits with partners before the meetings


Love Speaks Up

A Special Interview

with Dr. James Dobson

The original fabric of American society is fraying. Imagine

hundreds of hands holding onto the edge of a huge American

flag and then pulling in different directions. At first the edges

fray, but over time tears develop in the center. Ultimately all that

is left are fragments of fabric.

Freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States,

the Bill of Rights, and other documents on which this country

was founded are being systematically overturned. Christians

have largely remained silent. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is

accredited with saying, “The greatest tragedy of this period of

social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people,

but the appalling silence of the good people.” 1 While his

statement was made regarding the civil rights issues of his day,

it still applies to the problems facing the American public today.

According to the United States Census Bureau, only half of the

American people voted in the last general election. And though

recent Gallup polls cite that more than 75 percent of the

population identify as Christians, 2 other statistics say that fewer

than 25 percent of them vote! 3 According to Founding Father

Noah Webster, “The preservation of a republican government

depends on the faithful discharge of this duty [voting]; if the

citizens neglect their duty, and place unprincipled men in office,

the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not

for the public good, so much as for selfish or local purposes;

corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the

laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men;

and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded” 4 .

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Andrew Wommack recently met with prominent

Christian leader and family activist Dr. James

Dobson to discuss this very issue. During the

interview, Andrew mentioned some of the issues

that have gone before the Supreme Court, including

homosexual marriage and abortion. Both he and

Dr. Dobson expressed concern—not just over these

issues but also over the Christian response to them:

“The Supreme Court ruling that sanctioned gay

marriage has grieved me…. But what grieved me

even more was the Christian response to it. Or the

lack of response,” Andrew said.

Dr. Dobson replied, “When that decision was

handed down, my thought was the same as yours:

Lord, let God’s people stand up and oppose this

because it’s wrong. It is evil.”

Many Christians have been bullied into thinking

that speaking up for their beliefs is “intolerant” or

“hateful,” but according to Leviticus 19:17, refusing

to address sin in a person’s life is the ultimate

portrayal of hate. The Bible doesn’t teach tolerance;

it teaches love. And love speaks the truth:

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart:

thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and

not suffer sin upon him.

Leviticus 19:17

We won’t be tossed and blown about by every

wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced

when people try to trick us with lies so clever

they sound like the truth. [15] Instead, we will

speak the truth in love, growing in every way

more and more like Christ, who is the head of

his body, the church.

Ephesians 4:14b-15 (New Living Translation)

“It’s not hate to tell a person that what they’re doing

is destructive to them[selves] and to other people,”

Andrew said. “It’s love to tell a person if the bridge

is out and they’re going to die if they go that way.

I think that somehow…the homosexual movement

has gained, in a sense, the high ground, to where if

you say anything opposed to their agenda, they say

you are a hater.”

“I’ve been on the radio about as long as [Andrew

has],” Dr. Dobson replied. “…[My concern is]…

they’ve [the homosexual movement] achieved

everything they’ve set out to do. And what I started

to say is that in all that time, I have never been

disrespectful to homosexuals. I’ve never been

mean. … I just disagreed with their agenda. You

can’t win people to Christ if you’re calling them

names. So, they say that I’m hate filled and all those

things. But I’ve never– I mean, it’s all on the record.

Every program I’ve ever done is recorded. I’ve never

done that because I don’t believe in it. But I am

committed to a Christian, Judeo-Christian, ethic

and especially the institution of marriage.”

Dr. Dobson continued, regarding the homosexual

movement, “It’s a strategy.… One of the lies is that

everybody who doesn’t accept that whole agenda

and everything that goes with it is doing that

because of bigotry.”

Andrew and Dr. Dobson went on to discuss previous

Supreme Court decisions with terrible social impact

on the American people. One of those decisions,

the Dred Scott case from 1857, ruled that blacks

were not fully human and thus could be owned

and treated as property, without government

interference. “But the Supreme Court was wrong

on that one,” Dr. Dobson said. “Abraham Lincoln

brought about the Emancipation Proclamation and

overrode the Supreme Court. I wish somebody had

the guts to do that today.”

Later in the interview, Andrew said, “I just got a

thing last night from…WallBuilders, and [Senator]

Ted Cruz is bringing something in front of…

Congress, trying to defund Planned Parenthood

over all of [this] selling of aborted babies. And he

called on the pastors to pray and [said] before we

go to Congress, if we don’t bathe this in prayer,

we’re destined to lose. …Most people are asking

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for the politicians to be like the Christians. But here

is a politician asking the ministers…to rise up and to

be like him, and I think that’s good.”

“The most recent Planned Parenthood video that

was released is so grotesque that you can hardly

listen to it,” Dr. Dobson said. He shared that in it,

they talk about “a baby whose brains are taken

out…a live baby whose heart is beating. …That is

wickedness…I firmly believe that God will not be

mocked. Those babies belong to Him, and He will

not tolerate that.”

“So, we pray and we vote. Is there anything else?”

Andrew asked. “The average person is sitting there

saying, ‘What else can I do?’”

Dobson answered, “Well, we’re in a river. I call it

the river of culture, and it flows one way…it takes

you downstream. It never takes you upstream. And

if you’re in that river, it is so difficult to not become

part of where that leads. It takes tremendous selfcontrol

and instruction and prayer to walk upstream

against the river. But…have the courage to be one

of those who will stand up and be counted.” He

also said, “You know, in a democracy like this, we’re

all 1/350 millionth part of the government. … We

have a responsibility for our input to the way the

government is run. And that means to vote!”

Andrew then said, “I’ve had some people approach

me and say, ‘Well, Paul lived in an antagonistic

government system, and yet he just went on and

preached the Gospel.’ The difference is…Paul was

a minister of the Gospel, but we aren’t just ministers

of the Gospel. We’re also Americans [who] have

constitutional rights. And what we’re talking about

is I can serve under any government and go to

prison and be beaten for it. But as Americans…we

have a responsibility and an opportunity to turn this

thing around.

“The Dred Scott decision was overturned,” Andrew

pointed out, “and we could see these things

overturned. It’s happened before. It could happen

again.” He also declared, “I still believe that

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godly people are the majority…in this nation…. If

American Christians were to stand together…we

could turn the tide to this thing.”

As Noah Webster said, “In selecting men for

office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the

particular sect or denomination of the candidate—

look to his character…” 5 and “Let it be impressed

on your mind that God commands you to choose

for rulers, just men who will rule in the fear of God” 6

(2 Sam. 23:3).

Andrew believes it is time to unite and stand

together as the body of Christ. He is promoting

a Declaration of Dependence upon God and His

Holy Bible. (You can read it on the next page.) His

intention is to get as many people as possible to

sign it and then put the Declaration in a full-page

ad in major newspapers with everyone’s names

prominently printed. This is going to be powerful!

Together we can stand up and raise a standard that

cannot be ignored.

1

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/

martinluth133707.html (retrieved 9/25/2015)

2

http://www.gallup.com/poll/180347/three-quarters-americansidentify-christian.aspx

(retrieved 9/25/2015)

3

http://www.providenceforum.org/yourvotematters (retrieved

9/25/2015)

4

Webster, Noah. History of the United States (1832), pp.

307-308.

5

Webster, Noah. Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing

His Education (1823), p. 18.

6

Webster, Noah. History of the United States (1832), p. 336.

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DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE

UPON GOD AND HIS HOLY BIBLE

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain

unalienable rights. Since our Creator gave us these rights, we declare that no government has the right to take

them away. Among these rights is the right to exercise our Christian beliefs as put forth in God’s Holy Bible.

We therefore declare that God grants life at conception and no one has the right to take that life unless it is a

direct threat to the life of the mother.

Marriage was instituted by God between one man and one woman. The Lord gave only this family unit the

responsibility to have children and raise them in the fear of the Lord.

We therefore respectfully reserve the right to refuse any mandate by the government that forces us to fund

or support abortion. We also oppose same sex-marriage, polygamy, bestiality, and all other forms of sexual

perversion prohibited by Holy Scripture.

We proclaim that Jesus has provided the cure for all sin and therefore reach out to the sinner in love, but do not

embrace the sin, knowing its destructive nature.

Therefore, we, the undersigned —not only as Christians but also believing we have the constitutional right

as Americans to follow these time honored Christian beliefs—commit to conducting our churches, ministries,

businesses, and personal lives in accordance with our Christian faith and choose to obey God rather than man.

Go to www.DependenceOnGod.com to sign the Declaration.


Partnership:

People Helping People

You might not know just how much of an impact

your giving has had this year. You’ve helped

change millions of people’s lives here and abroad.

This means that as our partners, you are lending

your hand to help us help people. These efforts

are producing results. Here’s an update of how

your gifts are helping Andrew minister:

Uganda—From the Uganda Update Video

Andrew Wommack Ministries International

is helping to create city- and nationwide

transformation in Kampala, Uganda. With a

$500,000 investment, AWM is helping to create

a full-service Christian bank that will bring the

business education and affordable finance that

born-again church pastors need to buy or maintain

their land. In Kampala, whoever holds the purse

strings determines the spiritual climate of that

region. Currently, Muslims, Catholics, and Hindus

own land. They are able to own land because

they own banks that will affordably lend to them.

However, they will not finance Christian loans, so

Christians have their land sold out from under

them. AWM partners are having a direct investment

impact in evangelizing this African nation. One

pastor, Pastor John Kazawa (formerly Sayid Bin

Abdullah), said it this way:

Muslims come to us when they are sick. When

they get healed, they do not want to go back to

being a Muslim. But the Christians cannot keep

the new converts easily if they cannot provide

them with programs to help them. Evangelism

takes on many expressions here. Glory Bank

and GloTrans will make it possible for pastors to

build churches and own land.

Free Materials—Listen to the testimony of one

young woman who benefited from Andrew’s

promise never to deny people access to materials

just because of their financial situation:

When I came to the Lord in 2013, I prayed for

wisdom and revelation, but it wasn’t until four

to five months ago that I came across your

website and the vast great anointed teachings

you offer. Since then my understanding of the

Word and my relationship with God has just

gone ballistic. As a leader in our church, I have

just grown and matured that not only my fellow

church members are noticing it, but I myself am

surprised at how God has just anointed me as

well to do the work in the ministry, especially

teaching the Word. Thank you, Andrew!

T.G., Namibia (Oct. 2015)

Charis Bible College—In 2015 alone, Charis

graduated the largest classes to date. From Charis

Colorado, there were 244 second-year graduates

and 133 third-year graduates. Also in 2015, our

other stateside Charis locations had 307 graduates,

and our international Charis locations had 341

graduates. Just think how exponentially we have

grown! Thank you for empowering Andrew to

spend the rest of his life fulfilling the mandate of 2

Timothy 2:2: “And the things that thou has heard

of me among many witnesses, the same commit

thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach

others also.”

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African

Expansion

from South Africa to Africa

While the Word of God does not change, the cultures

and societal differences of various countries change

how the Word of God is effectively ministered. We at

AWMSA see the importance of establishing an office

within a country to minister to the people in that

country. For this reason we are introducing the African

Expansion partnership.

This partnership will be made up of AWM supporters

who will help the South African branch of the ministry

establish and equip AWM offices in other countries on

the African Continent.

To become an African Expansion partner, kindly contact

our office on 021 914 1110 or email us at enquiries@

awmsa.net

We are changing lives.....changing the world!

Your

Partnership

can now

change

the continent

Grace Partnership

Growing Together

“I guarantee that not one person in heaven will say to me, “I wish you hadn’t inspired me to give so much to the

Gospel.” No! In heaven, they’ll hug me and thank me for encouraging them to sow. Why? Because there they’ll truly

understand that the only treasure they were able to keep is what they gave away.”

- Andrew Wommack

Partnership is a way of joining together – its team work – it’s a covenant relationship – together we can do exceedingly

above and beyond what we could do alone. As partners we share a common goal: to reach the world with the

uncompromised truth of the Word of God, His unconditional love and the balance between grace and faith.

We have had many requests for a partnership program that does not offer ministry materials in return for a monthly

pledge. In response to this demand, we have created the Grace Partnership. This partnership is made up of AWM

supporters who will commit to giving a regular monthly pledge. This pledge can be of any amount.

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Auditorium


Left: Front entrance

Right: View of Pikes Peak from the

south wing of the upper floor

2020 Vision

A Phase II Building Update

If you’ve been keeping track of the building’s

progress, you know that in June 2015, Andrew

was staring down a $2.5 million construction bill—

something that didn’t look like it could be paid. But

God moved miraculously on the hearts of Andrew’s

partners, and the greatest influx of finances

Andrew Wommack Ministries has ever seen came

in! As Andrew said in a recent interview,

These buildings are just tools to help us make

disciples of Christ and train up leaders to

impact every sphere of influence—ministry,

government, missions, business, media, and

entertainment. These two buildings are the

heart of Charis Bible College, but the vision

goes far beyond this. Charis needs to minister

to the whole person—spirit, soul, and body.

That means we need to provide student

housing, food services, gathering places

for relationship building, and an events and

activities center to start. I know God’s plan

for this place is much bigger than I originally

thought, but I also know the supply is there.

Just like God supplied my healing before I ever

knew I needed it, He has supplied the finances

to complete this project on time and debt

free. The money is there; I just need to cast the

vision and trust Him to bring it to pass.

If finances allow and construction can continue

uninterrupted, Andrew’s vision will be completed

in approximately five years. His vision includes

a full-service college campus, a parking garage,

student housing, an activities center, and a food

court. By the year 2020, Charis Colorado could

disciple nearly 3,000 students each year and

accommodate their physical needs in-house. Can

you imagine the multiplication factor of such a

group? Soon, entire sectors of society could be

influenced by godly men and women. We could

change the course of this country!

The estimated financial need for Andrew’s 2020

vision is roughly $180 million. It’s hard for most of us

to imagine that much money. It may even be difficult

to fathom how we, as ordinary people with ordinary

budgets, can help. I know it sounds extraordinary,

but it is doable. Join Andrew’s 2020 vision!

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Going Farther

with the Gospel

Gospel Truth Seminars

A timely message awaits you at the next Gospel

Truth Seminar.

Andrew’s heart is to saturate the globe with the

knowledge of God’s unconditional love and grace.

One of the ways he’s doing that is by going city to

city and holding GTSs. It’s no wonder they have

been going strong since 2003. It’s common for the

blind to see, bones to supernaturally mend, diseases

to heal, cancer and tumors to vanish, and deaf ears

to open. These three-day events include praise and

worship, teaching, and prayer ministry for all who

need it.

But Andrew isn’t alone in changing people’s

perception of God at these events. It takes a team

to accomplish great things for God. Knowing this,

Andrew travels with Andrew Wommack Ministries

staff and Charis Bible College students. These

students have the opportunity to take what they’ve

learned in the classroom setting and minister it to

others. Andrew says that they sometimes get even

greater results than he gets.

Other features of these events include special

partner meetings and informational meetings about

Charis and its various locations.

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While complete restoration—spirit, soul, and

body—is always available to every believer on an

individual basis, these events provide an environment

where like-minded believers can come together to

accomplish more than they could on their own.

So, what are you waiting for? See if Andrew is coming

to your area by checking out our website: www.awmi.

net/events. Your life will never be the same!

Prayer team prays for people before service

Ministry information and materials

available in hallway

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Andrew prays for a woman in a wheelchair

before service

Altar call after service, where people are filled with the Holy Spirit

Andrew and Jamie greet partners at the partner meeting

Worship leaders Charlie and Jill LeBlanc

Andrew visits with people before service

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Top: Jacksonville, Florida

Top right: Charis Jacksonville classroom

Bottom left: Missions trip to Russia

Bottom right: Missions trip to Nicaragua

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Spreading Light

in the Sunshine State

Charis Bible College Florida

Charis Bible College World Outreach is called

“world outreach” for a reason! We want to take the

life-changing message of God’s unconditional love

and grace everywhere we possibly can—touching

lives and making disciples for Christ.

Just before Jesus ascended into heaven, He told

the disciples that they would be witnesses of Him

“in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria,

and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

The disciples were to witness to those where they

lived, then to those nearby, and then even farther

out, until they reached the whole world. Charis

World Outreach is following that model, particularly

in Florida.

Danon Winter, a Charis Colorado graduate, wanted

to take what he’d learned from Andrew and the

other great instructors and share it with the people

in his hometown of Jacksonville. So, he and his wife,

Amanda, opened a part-time Charis Night School

with thirteen students back in September 2006.

They expanded to offer both part-time and full-time

evening programs just two years later. In 2009, they

added school during the day, and the Jacksonville

campus is now offering the Third-Year Leadership

Program. They’ve outgrown their facilities and have

had to remodel to accommodate all the growth.

But, in keeping with Acts 1:8, the Winters haven’t

stayed just in Jacksonville. An Orlando campus

opened in 2009 and has been growing steadily

ever since. It’s gone from having a part-time

Night School to a full, first- and second-year

operation! The search is on for a larger facility in

order to equip more students for the call of God

on their lives.

Tampa Bay’s campus began in 2012, as did

Orlando’s satellite location in Clermont. Tampa

Bay, like Orlando, has gone from small beginnings

to being a fully operational Charis location. It, too,

is in need of a larger facility. Clermont, a part-time

school, just expanded to offer the second-year

program. God is good!

These dynamic schools haven’t stopped there. They

have been working in the Dominican Republic and

in Nicaragua for several years. Their second-year

students have taken missions trips there, working

many miracles for the glory of God. One of their

long-term goals is to open schools in those nations.

Closer to home but still globally minded, the

Orlando location is considering offering Charis

classes in Russian. There are also plans for new local

Charis locations. Only God knows how many people

will be reached in the Sunshine State—people who

will ultimately reach the world!

Florida Fruit

Charis World Outreach isn’t just about planting

schools—it’s about changing people with the truth

of God’s Word. And these Florida locations are

showing the fruit of changed lives.

Yao Veerakitti was part of Jacksonville’s first

graduating class. Since returning home to her

native Thailand, she has ministered to hundreds of

people and seen numerous salvations and healings.

She also has her own radio program that reaches

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Judy Vomacka had a

burning desire for the Word

of God. For three years,

she drove from Tampa to

Jacksonville—almost 250

miles—to attend school at

Charis Jacksonville. That’s

a commitment few are willing to make. She remained

faithful and completed her first and second years and

an apprenticeship. Taking what she had learned and a

desire for God, she and her husband, Ed, opened the

Tampa Bay location in 2012.

Judy battled bone cancer just as she and Ed were

preparing to start their first year in Tampa. She saw the

victory, but the battle wasn’t over. The cancer came back,

and Judy recently went to be with the Lord. The legacy

she leaves behind will not be forgotten. Her faithfulness

has brought Charis to Tampa Bay, and her dedication is

an inspiration to the body of Christ.

We’ll see you in heaven, Judy!

In Memory of

Judy Vomacka

hundreds of thousands all over Asia. The program is

meant to teach English to Thais, but they’re learning

much more than that: Yao has been using the Bible

as her text to teach English. So, while improving

their English, they are learning the Word.

Bane and Jeannie Harrison, a couple who

graduated from the Orlando campus, have a heart

for Discipleship Evangelism. They currently teach

a DE class at their church in Clermont (the same

church that hosts the Clermont campus for free!),

and they have taken DE to pastors in the Bahamas

and Nicaragua. The pastors there then take DE and

teach it to their congregations. The Harrisons have

reached over 1,500 people through DE.

And the testimonies just keep coming.

Other graduates have seen the dead raised and

healings manifest, including their own. Some have

moved overseas to begin ministering to those in

foreign countries. Others have stayed in Florida to

minister to those there. And still others, who haven’t

even attended Charis, are reaping the benefits of

what the students have learned. These people,

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who’ve been taught and ministered to by Charis

staff and students, are now themselves spreading

the love and deeds of God.

Charis Jacksonville started as just one school and

has blossomed into four locations. Imagine what

could be achieved for the kingdom of God if that

were multiplied across the United States and around

the world. But “how shall they preach, except they

be sent?” (Rom. 10:15). The students, faculty, and

staff of Charis World Outreach and Charis locations

need partners to come alongside them through

their prayers and finances.

It takes the entire body of Christ to be His hands

and feet in the earth. No one can do it alone.

Connect with Andrew.

AWMinistries

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Does your mind go to the worst-case scenario

when you hear bad news about the future? You’re

not the only one. Dozens of websites will show you

how to “prepare for the worst.” Many people, even

Christians, are buying in to the hysteria created

by negative press. Now, while I believe in being

prepared, I feel that this kind of prepping is getting

out of control.

“Preppers,” as they are often called, are “members

of a growing subculture of Americans who

spend time and money—lots of it—preparing

for apocalyptic scenarios of various” 1 kinds. They

stockpile guns and ammunition. They store up flour,

sugar, water, and canned goods. They build bunkers

in their backyards. And they aren’t just people on

the outskirts of society.

“The majority of preppers…are Christian

conservatives who…are influenced at least in

part by end-time theology.” 2 This surprises me!

Christians should be the last people preparing

for some cataclysmic event. They’ve read the

end of the Book—they know how it ends. If the

world ends in their lifetime, it’s because Jesus

came back. What good would a pile of guns do at

the Second Coming? If anything, they should be

hoarding party supplies!

Some people will spend thousands upon thousands

of dollars getting prepared for a perceived future

threat. There are underground prepper condos

that start at $2 million! 3 These people don’t see

that the greatest investment they can make costs

absolutely nothing—salvation is free! They need

to focus on the security they have in Jesus and put

their money into building God’s kingdom, not some

underground bunker. That’s the better investment.

God’s Kind

of “Prepping”

What has happened to Christians that they’ve

started behaving this way? They’ve given in to fear.

And what does a Christian need to be afraid of?

God hasn’t given them a spirit of fear (2 Tim. 1:7).

They’ve listened to doomsday preachers, scientists,

conspiracy theorists, and fear-mongers saying how

the world’s going to end: asteroids, solar flares,

super-volcanoes, epidemics, ecosystem collapse,

global war, robots, aliens, etc. 4 Some claim that the

end won’t be a natural disaster but a governmental

one. Governments and economies could collapse

and take everything with them. 5 Others think that

one event will lead to another, and things will just

snowball until everything is in ruins. 6 I tell you, if

you believe this stuff, the devil’s going to eat your

rations and pop your “bugout bags”! The world

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In fact, Scripture tells us that “there is no fear in

love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear

hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in

love” (1 John 4:18). If we’re worried about the end

of the world and stockpiling supplies to prepare

for it, we are certainly not made perfect in love. We

don’t need more supplies or plans or ammunition—

we just need God’s love!

isn’t going to end any of those ways. The last part of

Psalm 93:1 says,

The world also is stablished, that it cannot be

moved.

The world can’t be moved. Thinking that we—

mankind—could bring about the destruction of the

earth is ridiculous. We can’t destroy this earth any

more than an ant can. Do you want to know how the

world will end? I can tell you exactly how it will end:

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in

the night; in the which the heavens shall pass

away with a great noise, and the elements

shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and

the works that are therein shall be burned up.

[11] Seeing then that all these things shall be

dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to

be in all holy conversation and godliness, [12]

Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the

day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire

shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt

with fervent heat?

2 Peter 3:10-12

The Word tells us plainly that the earth will be

burned up and that the Lord will create a new

heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21:1). We don’t need

to fear asteroids or robots or plagues.

If we seek first God’s kingdom, everything we need

will be supplied to us (Matt. 6:33 and Phil. 4:19).

Our storehouse should be in heaven, not in our

backyards (Matt. 6:19-21). Trusting in the One who

made the earth will do us a lot more good than

trusting in ourselves to survive the destruction

of the earth. We are given reassurance after

reassurance in Scripture:

What shall we then say to these things? If God

be for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31

The best way to counter the fear that preppers

are trying to inspire is to study the Word and

learn what it says. To help you do that, check out

my teachings How to Stay Positive in a Negative

World and Christian First-Aid Kit. Listen to them for

free online: www.awmi.net/audio/audio-teachings.

You can also order these series by going to our

website: www.awmsa.net or calling our Office:

021 914 1110.

1

http://www.outsideonline.com/1922686/boom-times

2

http://www.outsideonline.com/1922686/boom-times

3

http://www.outsideonline.com/1922686/boom-times

4

http://discovermagazine.com/2000/oct/featworld

5

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-12-terrifying

-ways-researchers-think-human-civilisation-is-most-likely-to

-end-10046945.html#

6

www.livescience.com/36999-top-scientists-world-enders.html

Summer 2015

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