CHN is a network of volunteers from churches throughout the United States of America and throughout the nations. Our mission and passion is to carry on the Great Commission given by our Lord Jesus Christ.

March 2008

"For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." (Psalm 30:5)

Dear Friend,

Trusting that all is well with you and your loved ones. We are fine, and settling into a New Year of hopes and dreams and growth in ministry. God is so Good! He has given us dreams, and now it is time to enter into a new season. When God calls a new season into our life, there is nothing that can hold that back. It is up to us to hear His voice, and then pray and press in to what He is calling us to. The only thing that can hold us back is ourselves, and that is something we refuse to do! This word is for you too! God is calling you into a new season! He is saying to you, "put the past behind, it is finished! It is Springtime and the birds are singing. It is a new season, one to enter into with joy and thanksgiving!" All that He has done for you, has been accomplished already on the Cross of Calvary. Receive His promises! Receive His mercy, and His love, and His joy! Can you imagine the sounds of heaven, the singing of angels, the sound of fresh rain falling upon you, refreshing you and filling you with joy unspeakable, full of Glory? This rain is the sound of Holy Spirit anointing! Yes!! It is now! God is renewing you and making all things new in your life. Where you have been in affliction, God is moving you out of it into a realm of glory! The things we see now are temporary, what is not seen is eternal. You have Christ within you, and the cycle has been broken so that you can have a glimpse of what is eternal. God is moving. See it and receive it! Amen!

When we read about the Old Testament Prophets, we read about those with indescribable courage and Holy Spirit power. Look at Esther, and Deborah, and how they fearlessly followed the direction of the Lord to save their people from destruction! Deborah was a Prophetess who had prophetic gifts which enabled her to hear messages from God and communicate His will to the people. Her relationship with God gave her great influence with the people. She waited for His direction, and once she received it, she went straight ahead to accomplish His will. Read Judges Chapters 4 and 5. Esther saved the Jewish people from destruction as she obeyed the Lord, and learned how to have favor before the King. Read the Book of Esther, it is so exciting! Glory! Is this what we want? Today all of us who are Born Again and Spirit-filled can hear from God and receive direction! In fact, He longs to give it to us! He waits for us to quiet ourselves so that we can hear Him. He is calling us into a new season now, and it is imperative for us to quiet ourselves so that we can hear Him!

As we commemorate the life, death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ this month, let us take the time to be quiet, and hear Him. When Peter, James and John went up on the mountain with Jesus where He was transfigured before them, immediately Peter had a word to say! What did God tell Him? "This is My Son, whom I love. Listen to Him! (Mark 9:2-7. When we want to hear from God, we must quiet ourselves and turn away from the busyness of the day and all its distractions. This month, set aside time each day to meditate upon Him and read His Word. Let His Word become life to your spirit! He speaks to us through His Word! You will find His promises, and when you do, speak them forth and decree them into your life and the lives of your loved ones. Words are very powerful. Jesus says "...If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there." and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.  Take your authority in Christ Jesus now! Today! This is a new season, and it is time to take it by force! Step into your inheritance! You are a child of God, and no weapon formed against you can prosper. You have victory in all your circumstance! The old is past, it is gone, today is a "Now" day!

When Jesus suffered and died for our sins, He also suffered and died for our healing, and for our victory over the enemy. On the Cross of Calvary, He said "It is finished!" He did it all! He accomplished what He set out to do! Because of Him, we  receive salvation, because of Him, we are healed, because of Him, we are set free from the enemy, he can no longer harm us! Everything that Jesus had now belongs to us. We are now co-heirs with Him in heaven! See Ephesians Chapter 1. This is powerful! Realize who you are, and Who you belong to! Take your place as a child of the Living God! Set yourself as His heir, and know that you already have everything that you need to live the Christian life, and enjoy all that He has to give.

Step into your destiny this month. God is calling us to Holiness. Put aside the weights that have held you back and press in to a new season. Receive His promises for you and for your loved ones. Receive His wisdom, guidance and direction in all that you do and say. Then watch for open doors! Alleluia!! Praise God that we can begin brand new every day, that the failures, the mistakes, and the lost opportunities are of the past! Praise God that each day holds promise of fresh, new beginnings! The old is gone, the new has come! I would like to close with a prayer for you...

Father, in Jesus precious Name, I thank You for Who You are, and for all that You have done for us. Lord, as we take this month to meditate upon the  life, death, and Resurrection of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, I ask You to reveal Yourself in a powerful way to this reader. I ask You Lord, to speak Words of comfort, of encouragement and hope to this person. Father, we love You. Jesus, we thank You for all that You have done. We worship You and praise You. Lord, I ask that You would give this reader a special experience of Your love today. We believe that this is a new season, and that You are opening a door of hope to this reader. I pray that You would enter in to the very recesses of his or her spirit, and burst forth new life and joy into this life! I pray that You will grant the desires of his or her heart in this new season, that all the things that have pressed on his or her mind will be seen in a glorious way, with brand new insights. I thank You Lord, for the answer to this readers’ prayers. I thank You for what You are doing, and what You are about to do. We are expectant! Praise You Lord! Amen & amen!

God bless you as you pray for others!

Rev. Barbara A. Yovino, Ph.D.