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The new year 2024 has already begun! And it is jostling down at a high rate of speed with a lot of incidents and news good

and bad, already occurring! All these, however, will not forbid the LORD's grace to bring to pass, all that He has for you in 2024 in His holy, exalted name; the name of Jesus Christ the LORD!


At our Sammy Joseph Ministries and the Harvestways Int'l Church, the Spirit of the LORD has a tradition with us since way back to our inception: Calling in one word or a sentence of prophetic declaration how the entire new year will be. This year, our word is MANIFEST. Or MANIFESTATION.


You may be inquisitive to ask: "Manifestation of what in particular?"


My answer is in Romans 9:19-23.


I have already prophesied as much as the Holy Spirit would let me, about this year on my first sermon of the year obtainable at our HarvestWays YouTube handle! In this year, I prophesy that GOD will visit you. He will couple your hands in His. You will dream dreams, see visions and experience visitations of the Holy One of Israel. You will live a holier lifestyle. You will pay a greater price for your followership of God. You will enjoy the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit as keys into the realms of the spirit are handed over to you. More and more, you will understand the answers to the nagging questions of such 'unanswered prayers' of so many years!


2023 REMINDER-LANDMARKS

It couldn't have been better timing for the unveiling of a half-century prophetic word to me: The birth of the Prayer Walk Mission, USA identifiable on social media as #PrayerwalkMissionUSA


It was on August 28, 2023, at 10.25HRS that my American Airlines flight kissed the clouds. It was one of the last aircrafts that the BAA would allow to lift off: A glitch in the computers of the air authority had forced a 'seal-up' order ensuring that no aircraft took off into the entire British airspace - or was allowed to approach it! Yet, half a day later in Charleston, South Carolina, upon touch-down, the TV monitors screamed red-alert-headlines of the impending landfall of the dreaded tropical Hurricane Idalia.


Idalia was a Category 3 hurricane scheduled to hit the panhandle of Florida. It would then travel along the coast to Charleston, and up north and westward to the hinter-states. News reports had it that at least FOUR people were killed in Florida in incidents caused by this monstrous beast; THREE in New Jersey, and ONE each in Georgia, North Carolina, and Delaware. Over USD 8 billion worth of goods and properties were reported lost in the catastrophe. State-wide 'emergencies' were called by the state governors of these states. In Florida, at least 21,000 home insurance claims were reported with total losses of about $216.1 million. Agricultural losses were close to $450 million. Damages in Georgia exceeded $41 million. At the time of the writing of this blog, the woes and the impact of Hurricane Idalia had inflicted on some people, majority are still reeling from its wake. BUT THERE WAS JUST ONE STATE THAT WAS SPARED OF THE LANDING OF IDALIA: IT WAS THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA WITH ITS HISTORIC, COASTAL CITY OF CHARLESTON AND ENVIRONS. THE WINDS BLEW HARD AND THE RAINS DUMPED THE WATERS, BUT NOT ONE SINGLE ROOF WAS BLOWN. NOR WAS THERE ANY TREE UPROOTED AS IN OTHER PLACES. AND NO LIFE WAS LOST!

A day before landing of the hurricane, GOD had instructed me: "Go into the country side; into its woods. Lift your hands to Me in prayers, to the four corners of the atmosphere — and nullify idalia's forecast landing! Then, hug the trees and declare no loss of human lives — and properties."

Not many people knew that a prophet of God was amidst them, sent as Heaven's gatekeeper-apostle into their land but the few friends of the prophet who had promised to meet him and help organize the Prayer Walk. But they had been forced back indoors by the curfew declared. Later, they would write to honor his ministry and the timing of it!


2023 REMINDER-LANDMARKS:


  1. It was at Charleston airport after my unplanned meeting with an elderly retiree couple Jim and Janine that the Lord assured me: "These are your first set of angels sent to help your mission across the land. This state is the first of fifty I will take you onto to challenge authorities and principalities in the gates and governmental institutions, forcing repentance, restoration, and renewal ..."

  2. November 10-21, 2023, the prophetic-apostolic anointing upon my life touched down in Phoenix, Arizona; and Yuba, Northern California for their editions of the #PrayerwalkMissionUSA

  3. In Phoenix/Tempe, AZ, I visited the seat of the city's government building as it had fallen on the Friday before Memorial Day. All offices were shut. I drove my rental Toyota AVS 4 into the quiet city, parked, and got out of it. I walked more than two and a half hours of gentle walk to sow my prophetic words of prophecy over the land. Powerful prophetic declarations were thick in the air! Monumental places like the Phoenix Mayor's Office Building, Phoenix City Hall, Washington Drive, Marvin A. Andrews Plaza, the Federal Courthouse, the Superior Court Complex, the Arizona Financial Theater, and the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse building. One more important ancient rebuilt place I must not forget to mention was an extensive time-lapse that the Lord would have me spend at the Orpheum and its environs, to decree liberation prayers and decrees Heaven had sent me!

  4. At Arizona State University - with its national reputation of being one of the most morally slacked campuses in the entire United States, I had appealed to Heaven to "raise God-honoring young men and women - and prophets and prophetesses who will prepare fellow students and the academia to usher in the King of kings and the Lord of lords at His coming!"

  5. In Yuba and Sutter, Northern California, the team-designate of two from the Church of Glad Tidings I were able to pray for the City's Mayor, Wade Kirchner. We also walked and prayed the perimeters of the City Hall, the County Court, and Jailhouse as well as a few other central administrative points of the state. I had also visited the Sutter Buttes and the Feather River and dropped the bomb of God's words in my spirit.

  6. At a Homeless Shelter fellowship in Marysville on November 14, 2023 evening, as I began to share the word of God, the power of the LORD descended so powerfully to heal all those with morbid backpains!

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2024

Many miracles that space and time wouldn't permit me to share here occurred in Yuba, California! One thing is evident: The Spirit of the Lord is breathing upon His call over my life, family, and ministries. And the same Spirit I am aware, is breathing over you! This is all I ever prayed for ...


In our Pakistani Christmas Outreach program on Zoom with my spiritual children's church in December 2023, twenty-five new souls yielded their hearts to the LORD! It is growing upon my spirit that my first visit to this region of the world would be taking place later this year, as much as a re-attempt of last August's 'botched' Uganda's 'Experience HarvestWays'.


Day and night again, this year, I am advancing the #PrayerwalkMissionUSA vision. Between February 9 and 17, 2024, Tennessee, Summerville (South Carolina), and Talbot (North Carolina) shall be walked and prayed over: Possibly, another 200,000 footsteps, 30,000 air miles, many days and nights fasting and groaning in the spirit would have been logged at the Throne Room.


Called to bring a message of repentance, renewal, restoration, and healing unto the nations; many signs and wonders will be recorded on the #PrayerWalkMissionUSA mission too uniquely and most supernaturally as unique as our Heavenly Father is! If you’re led by the Holy Spirit to physically join — or financially and prayerfully support — this vision, contact us today on the social media you're reading this at; or by DM, INBOX and/or email to ‘admin@harvestways.org’ To give financially, visit Harvestways.Org 


On behalf of our ministries and church family, I thank ALL our existing partners and the new ones GOD is bringing in this season!


Again, may we all, MANIFEST the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.


HAPPY 2024.

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If I were an activist of any type, this would be my ‘Salutation’ picture; this picture that accompanies this blog! I’m writing the first of fifteen carefully chosen topics on #DeeperTruths, as I promised to do today and through the month of September. So, stay with me to dig deeper … into TRUTH if you’re a lover of the Truth!


First, you will bear with me for a late return to blogging. Or writing a newsletter since the last one in March. The earlier quarters of 2023 have been extremely busy and fruitful. Yet wisdom in balancing ministry and work-life ethics is in full tow.


Second, grace and help are needed in the areas of volunteers for our ministries in the areas of guest writers, bloggers, and qualified ministers of the grace of God who would love to impact their generation. These are needed to prevent ministerial fatigue and burnout! So, if the Lord lays it upon your heart to volunteer your time, knowledge, and abilities with SJM, then write us and let us know. And we shall be indeed very grateful.


Now to the meat of today's blog: On my flight from Charleston to DFW last week, I was presented with a ‘peeping eye-outlet’ into a popular Christian servant of God who had recently recanted the faith. His name is Tim Sledge.

When Tim underwent spiritual abuse, hypocrisy, and the birth pangs of divorces — he had two; now I’m talking of his second divorce, his whole world came crashing down. PARTICULARLY THE WAY FELLOW BELIEVERS AND LEADERS had festered like a spreading cancer on his wounds: even when he had sought repentance. That had eaten into his conscience and soul! More so, the carcass of whatever was left of his faith!

I pray for you that do not burn out, run out of steam — and ultimately fall!


BUT A MINISTER OF GOD MAY BURN OUT, FALTER, AND FAIL OF THE GRACE OF GOD even though the GOD of grace never fails! And if your minister ‘falls’ — as they probably could or would, please pray for them. Not beat, eat, or devor them up. Remember, leaders are humans, too! And your very self may even become susceptible to ‘falling’ from grace.


Treat a repentant leader the way you’d treat yourself, if you found YOU on the ground!


Now, Tim has turned to humanism. Away from superabundant grace though grace abundantly still avails him!


PRAYER:

Lord, I pray for every leader today who is struggling with their faith in you. Or in your abilities. I pray that Your special strengthening angels be sent to them in their weariness. I pray that their faith will not fail when sifted by the crucibles of enemy forces. In Jesus’ name. Amen 🙏



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The ultimate goal of all incarcerated people is to re-enter their pre-prison lives as healthy and productive members of society. However, there are challenges. Prison administration and your chaplain will likely discuss many of these with you, but today’s post shares a few thoughts on things that you must avoid to live your best life on the outside. In a nutshell, here they are:


1. Stop Ignoring the Risk of Recidivism

Recidivism refers to the rate at which people are re-arrested after release and can vary between 23.1% and 31.8%. However, this rate is slightly higher among males, at 25.2%. Understanding your risk may make you more inclined to pay attention to your actions and behaviors post-incarceration!

2. Stop Frequenting the Same Places You Did Before Your Arrest

While we all, of course, want to visit our friends and family, you must understand your triggers, especially if your incarceration revolves around drug or alcohol use. The American Addiction Center asserts that relapses may be circumvented by avoiding these triggers. One of your triggers maybe someone with whom you have an unhealthy relationship. Or possibly a location, such as a mall, neighborhood, or liquor store.

3. Stop Working a Career that Stresses You Out

Many people find it is easier to stay on the proverbial straight and narrow when they’re not stressed out or burnt out from their jobs. Upon your release, you may find that it’s most effective to look for a new career or to start your own business. Look at your skills. If you have experience mowing lawns, for example, consider starting a business doing that. If you're great with numbers, words, or a specific subject, consider working online as a VA, tutor, copywriter, or website designer; each is a low-investment option.


4. Stop Ignoring Your Education

While there does appear to be a correlation between completing high school and going to prison (the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond explains that around 80% of people in prison are high school dropouts or GED recipients). Your current education level is something you can change if you want.

If you are not quite ready to be around others, consider going to school online while you work or acclimate to life on the outside. Look for a school that is affordable so that you can do something you want without overspending.


5. Stop Treating Your Health Like an Afterthought

When you leave prison, you might be acclimated to peanut butter and Ramen, but you have an entire grocery store full of fresh fruits and vegetables, now. Eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep every night. Also, keep your home environment as positive as possible. These simple steps can reduce stress, which may keep you on the best behavior of the new you!


6. Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations

Chances are, if you’ve been incarcerated, there is at least one person that you’ve harmed or done wrong. Make amends with these people, even if it means putting your pride aside and apologizing for your behaviors. If you don’t know how to express yourself, start by taking responsibility and admitting you were wrong. It will also help to determine how the other person felt about your behavior and offer a sincere apology. It’s amazing how much forgiveness and redemption can truly do for the heart and soul.

As you get ready to re-enter the civilian world, there are many things that you have to let go of. From saying goodbye to a job you hate to kicking your pride under the rug and saying you’re sorry, today’s tips can put you in a better mental state to avoid relapse and stay free the way you were meant to be.


The Sammy Joseph Ministries and I are here to spread compassion, help you heal, and thus help generate a thriving community. Please, kindly let us know if you have any questions! You may also order the book authored by Dr. Joseph titled YOU ARE NOT A MISMATCH at the disclosed link beneath.


- Article was written by Dorothy WATSON.


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'Six Things You Can't Do When You Regain Your Freedom from Incarceration' was written by Dorothy Watson for our blog page. We hope it has blessed you. While others' works will feature on ours from time to time, guest writers'/bloggers' messages may not necessarily entirely reflect those of our ministries. (The picture is Pexels').

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