But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
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This module explores the area of spiritual warfare. The Bible is very clear about this. We are in a cosmic-size conflict between God and Satan. Paul writes directly and convincingly about this matter: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). The church of the 21st century appears to be confused about the spiritual warfare and many Christians are victims of various forms of bondage and strongholds caused by the enemy.
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Satan is a defeated foe. This is true. However, he is a real being and a present danger for the church. Spiritual battle is a serious business, otherwise, Paul would not have warned believers in the 1st century to “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11). Therefore we must know about the enemy’s schemes and modus of operandi. Module VII is designed exactly for the purpose of exposing the enemy’s tactics, using the devils’ lies, (see John 8:44) and equipping the disciples of Jesus Christ with the weapons of righteousness, based on God’s truth, (see 2 Corinthians 6:7).
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With LOVE in Christ’s SERVICE,
Author / Spiritual Life Coach / Mentor
 Modus of Operandi (Lat.): A method of procedure; especially: a distinct pattern or method of operation that indicates or suggests the work of a single criminal in more than one crime. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/modus%20operandi (Accessed on August 13, 2012).Type your paragraph here.
August 1, 2018
Dear Partners in Ministry,
We stepped into the last day of summer—August. Elena and I wish you and your family a restful and enjoyable time this season. We know that God is our Provider of all of our needs! However, we also know that the summer months are difficult months for any nonprofit organization. URFM needs your assistance. We thank you in advance for your partnership, prayers and financial support during this period. May God continue to bless you all!
As we communicated last month, we have several important projects on our desk. Let me share with your where we are with these projects. I also would like to present some of the pressing financial needs we need during this period.
1. Fullness of Christ. The book I just finished writing.
Quick update: I am still working with WestBow Press, a Division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan. Praise God! The cover design is ready for my approval. The interior design is almost ready. I should be able to approve it in the next few days. In the long run, I may have to work with Amazon using their Print on Demand and Kindle services.
Project costs: My cost estimation for this project is about $10,000. We still seeking God’s favor and His resources. The Lord always comes through! So we continue to trust God for all the funds we need.
2. Platforms for Transformation. This project is near and dear to our hearts.
Quick update: At the beginning of 2018, we started with (A) Renewal of the Mind. Our workbook for this platform is The Search for Significance, by Robert McGee (another book that we feel strongly needs to be translated into the Romanian language). Renewal of the mind (cf. Romans 12:2) is fundamental to the process of discipleship. This generation needs spiritual mentors. We firmly believe that these platforms will be beneficial to all God's children, especially those who desire to make a more profound impact on the lives of others.
Project cost: Building these platforms requires countless hours, energy, creativity, and focus. Elena and I are committed to doing our part in facilitating an environment where healing of the wounded heart and restoration of the broken soul may be experienced. As a result, people may be gradually transformed by the Holy Spirit (cf. 2 Corinthians 3:18) and walk in the spiritual freedom (John 8:32, 36) Christ promises to all of us.
3. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (EHS). We are about to publish the Romanian version of this book.
EHS, by Peter Scazzero, is such a good book! It was one of the books required during my Master's program in Spiritual Formation and Leadership (2008-2011) at Spring Arbor University. It challenged my thinking about discipleship and spiritual growth. I highly encourage you to read and apply its principles as you consider fitting for your life.
Quick update: We completed the translation phase of both books. I am currently in the process of finding an editor to complete content and line editing. I will work with a Publisher to get the books ready for print and then promote and distribute the books.
Project cost: Praise the Lord! God provided the means for the copyrights and for the translation phase. We trust that God is more than capable of providing the necessary funds to bring these books to completion. I am estimating that the entire project will cost approximately $10,000.
Please consider donating during this period as the Holy Spirit leads you. Any funds received will be used for the projects mentioned above. If you prefer to send a check, please mail to this ADRESS, or you can click DONATE and send your contribution via PayPal.
Thank you for partnering with us to advance the Kingdom of God. We appreciate your prayers and donations to URFM during the second half of 2018.
With much appreciation and deep respect,
Spiritual Mentor / Life Coach
Upper Room Fellowship Ministry (URFM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, fully supported by people like you. Your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.
With much appreciation and deep respect.
If I may, let me give you a frame of reference. There was a Good Teacher who selected a handful of students to be with Him. He spent more than three years with them and trained them in various areas. As Christians, we are familiar with this story. We know that the ministry of Jesus on earth was short but very impactful. In the last week or so Christ knew precisely that “the hour” has come to be betrayed and handed over to the religious and political authorities to be crucified. (See Matthew 26:45, Luke 22:53, John 13:1). Solemnly, Jesus instructs His disciples to go to a specific house already prepared for the Feast of the Passover. (See Matthew 26:18)
In the Upper Room Jesus shared with His disciples several deep thoughts containing so much profound theology. This profound teaching is called by some—the Upper Room Discourse. John is the only Gospel writer who goes into much detail about what took place in that room. In fact, five chapters in the Gospel of John are reserved for the Upper Room Discourse. It would be a monumental task to analyze it verse by verse and concept by concept. To get to the bottom of the theology contained in these five chapters would require volumes.
In this teaching letter (chapter) I will try to unravel a few important aspects regarding the Person, the Power, and the Ministry of the Holy Spirit. Reading John 14–17 is highly recommended for gaining a fuller understanding of what happened in the upper room.
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With love in Christ,
Spiritual Mentor / Life Coach
PS.: Thank you for your continuous prayers and financial support!
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"Grace-based, hope-filled, love-motived, this book is filled with encouragement to grow up into the fullness of Christ which is the birthright of every born again child of God. The living truth of our new creation realities and capabilities through our death, burial, and resurrection with Christ come through loud and clear.
This insightful proclamation is not just for the individual, but also for the church, the whole body of Christ learning to share His life in common as our source and supply for living to God’s glory.
If trying hard to be like Jesus is wearing you out you may want to read about trusting Jesus to live His life through you by His indwelling Spirit. The words and ideas in this book are not just for learning but for living!"
—Steve Pettit, Pastor,
CenterPoint Christian Fellowship, Gainesville, FL, USA
- Imagine that you have a difficult task to complete, but there is no one to give you a hand; you are alone, tired, weak, and exhausted. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have someone by your side who can help and assist you?
- You are alone, frightful, and confused. But if someone would be available to comfort you and calm your fears, it would be terrific.
- You are walking into unknown territory; it is getting dark, the batteries are low and your flashlight is getting dimmer and dimmer. Having a guide, or someone who knows the way, who can provide a bright light would solve the problem, wouldn’t it?
- You need to prepare for an important exam; you did your best in accumulating as much knowledge as you were able; but there is so much more that you didn’t understand, too much material to remember. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a teacher or a tutor who can teach you and help you remember the right things at the right time?
- You are in a great trouble. You have been sued by a powerful opponent. Winning this case is vital for your future, but you don’t have the money to hire a good defender. On the other hand, your opponent has all the necessary resources and a sophisticated attorney. The rumor has circulated that, by using all sorts of white lies, half-truths, and a multitude of false witnesses, this lawyer was able to deceive the judges and win most of his cases. Wouldn’t it be so nice if there were a good advocate out there willing to take your case upon his shoulders?
- You are sick with an incurable sickness and your body is getting weaker and weaker. What can you do in such a desperate state? Wouldn’t it be absolutely wonderful if there were a physician or a specialist willing and able to treat you and completely heal you?
Would you believe me if I told you that, in fact, there is a person with all of these capacities, qualities, and powers to address all of your needs?
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