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God has GOOD plans for you!!! (Jer. 29:11)

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Word For Now & Into New Year
Word For Now And Into The New Year Ahead 2016
By Joni Ames

I’m very excited that we are now into a brand new year on the Jewish Calendar. Although I’m not one of those that try to put us “under the law,” in that realm, but I appreciate knowing our heritage as grafted into the vine. I feel times like this give us a ‘new chance’ to go forth anew in what He has for us.

If you have been experiencing a rough time in the area of your mind, I challenge you in this time and season to allow – and even to ask the Lord – to give to you an “attitude adjustment” so that you can walk in all He has for you in this season. Truly, our attitude can often determine our altitude. The Israelites missed out on their Promised Land due to their attitude. For sure, we don’t want that to get in the way of us experiencing what God might have for us.

We can choose to operate in the spirit of self control and thus control what frame of mind to operate in.

As the Word of God says, we can “Cast down imaginations and every high thing that exhalts itself against the knowledge of Christ and bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” With all the warfare there is out there, sometimes we just have to lay hands on our own head and declare that scripture over ourselves. And thankfully God’s Word doesn’t return void.

Years ago, the Lord gave me the adage, “If let anything start stopping you, because it will never stop stopping you.”

There’s nothing worth allowing the enemy to steal our purpose, call, and destiny.

Many times we think in terms of “What would we do if money was no object,” and we get stuck on our “wanna be” or “wanna haves.” But I challenge you to consider today the question of, What would you do if what God called you to do would cost you everything? If we approach with the attitude of “do or die,” and we are committed to go forward in all He has for us, no matter what the cost, truly nothing can stop us from walking in victory. If more people took that approach regarding life, marriage, and their purpose, call, and destiny, we would realize that NOTHING is worth forsaking it.

There are many times in my life when the Lord has laid an opportunity in front of me and had me give up everything for the vision He gave me. I did that at the beginning of this year when I moved to Arizona. I gave up two mobile homes I owned and all my furniture, kitchen items, and a lot of other things. Not to mention moving over 2,000 miles from my children and grandchildren.

Sometimes we go through things like that and what we thought was going to occur doesn’t happen. We stand there feeling like a fool and doubting our ability to hear from Him.

Trust me, that’s where I’ve been this year as well. Yet I “know that I know that I know” He said to do it. But what I’ve come to realize is that His puproses sometimes don’t match our expectations. But above all, “Father (God) knows best.” And truly, you can’t outgive God. Eventually He restores better than you can ever imagine. Loss is nothing compared to the fact that faith in Him brings great gain.

Another thing is that His timing is usually much different than ours. Doggone it! I wish it was instant just like I want it to be, just to be honest! But sometimes we have to wait longer for the vision to come to pass than we thought or wanted to. But again, He knows best.

So are we really going to trust Him? Or give up on the brink of our miracle?

I’m going to be 61 in a little over a week. I don’t want to pass through this life without walking in all that He has called me to. So that means not missing a chance to take the chance to do it. It means realizing that Kairos moments in time save time when we step through the portal that moment provides for us to do so. Because if we do, all that we have need of will meet us there.

It’s all about faith. Which Hebrews 11:1 says is the substance of things hoped for and evidence of things unseen. And in verse 3, it says that the things that are made are produced by things that we cannot yet see. So, as crazy as it may sound, it’s trusting that what we cannot even yet see already exists and will pass from the unseen realm into the seen realm at exactly the right moment in time. That’s what faith in God is all about.

We can choose to believe or have faith in Him, or the lies and fears of the enemy. I choose God.

Another thing is, sometimes we need others in the Body of Christ to come alongside or us – or others need us to do so for them. We are not to be doing this thing called life alone as a lone ranger.

I was recently in a ministers’ meeting, and they talked about the mighty redwood trees. I was fascinated as they explained that the roots of those trees only go about three feet deep, even though they stand so tall! But amazingly, what keeps them standing tall through winds and weather of all kinds is the fact that, under the surface, their roots grab a hold of each others, and help to hold each other up for hundreds of years! What a wonderful prophetic picture of what we should be doing for each other in the Body of Christ! Helping to keep each other rooted and grounded, and standing tall through all sorts of storms in life.

That's Love. The Word tells us that they will know we are Christians by our Love. Because God IS Love.

On the Jewish calendar, we are in the 5770’s. The 70’s portion is called “Ayin,” and it means, “eye, to see” and thus be awake. We are in a time of awakening.

2014/5774 was Ayin Dalet, the year of the open door. 2015/5775 was the year our eyes saw rescue, and the year that Messiah/Jesus walked through the open door and obtained for the believer the double, triple and quadruple portion.

This year, 5776/2016, is Ayin Vav (pronounced “waw”), the Year of the Big Jubilee, the Year of Light and things happening at the speed of light, and is called a time when God will peg, fasten, and secure us to His promises. A jubilee year is a time of great restoration, as Joel 2:25 promises, a time when we will have even lost time restored to us.

Ezra 9:8-9 is for this time:
(8) And now for a little while grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage. 

(9) For we were slaves. Yet our God did not forsake us in our bondage; but He extended mercy to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to revive us, to repair the house of our God, to rebuild its ruins, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem. 

My goodness! What a wonderful time of promise! A time when we are fastened to His Promises and we will see the House of God come forth in great glory! Let us not look at the giants in the land, but go forth into the huge fruit that lays up ahead!

Time to stop listening to the nay sayers and doomsday proclaimers and realize that, even though it’s a time of great darkness, God’s Isaiah 60:1-2 promise is ours, and a time when His light and glory will rise and shine upon, in, and through us – His people! Glory to God!!!

So, lift up the hands that hang down and straighten your feeble knees, and walk forward into all that God has for us!
One more thing – a prophetic sign – the Super Bowl this coming year is number 50. That’s the number of Jubilee. And God said to tell you to expect to see HIS Super Bowl come forth for you in this coming year!

As it says in Rev 8, the bowls of incense, mixed with the prayers of the saints, will bring forth much fruit, and we will see the works of the enemy be destroyed and His people come forth in victory. Yay God!!!

Don’t let the conspiracy theorists mess up your theology. Stick to God’s word and walk in His power and victory. Truly, for those called by His Name, the BEST truly IS yet to come!!!
 
Love & Blessings,
Joni Ames
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At present, my cell phone is temporarily off. If you need to contact me, you may do so by emailing me at joniames@aol.com or joniames@gmail.com. 

While on the road, three different meetings canceled for various reasons - one overbooked, one had family problems, and another had a conflict of schedule due to another conference in town. Additionally, some offerings were much lower than expected. Since my life and ministry is based on what comes in from meetings, that all greatly affects me financially. So I'm at my daughter's for a little over a week since I'm not able to afford being on the road and paying for motels with no meetings. I will be back out by the middle of next week, and that schedule is below. 

Please pray that more meetings come along to fill in my schedule from now to the end of the year. And if your group would like to be included, let me know asap using the email addresses above.

Meanwhile, if you would like to sow a love offering at this critical time, it would be greatly appreciated and you may use the info below to do so.

I'm very excited about what the Lord has been speaking in this time and look forward to where the Lord opens up to have me share it. If your group is in my path of travel and would like for me to minister there, please let me know as soon as you can re: your possible dates. Email me at joniames@aol.com right away. My "requirements" are simply a love offering and a pet friendly motel like Motel 6 or LaQuinta for the nights I'm there.

Thanks so much for your love, prayers, and friendship.

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LOVE GIFTS INFO
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If my life and ministry has been a blessing to you, please consider sowing a financial seed as the Lord leads. It would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Non Tax Deductible Gifts
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You may use debit or credit card at Pay Pal, & put "for Joni Ames" in memo section (this is the fastest way), at:
 
Or my PO Box at:
Joni Ames
PO Box 8200
Glendale, AZ 85312-8200
 
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Tax Deductible Gifts
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You may use debit or credit card at Pay Pal, & put "for Joni Ames" in memo section, and send via Hope Ministries at:
 
About Joni
Who I Am And What I Do

I am what is called an ITINERANT minister. It's what I've done for 20 years.
 
Meaning: traveling from place to place; especially: covering a circuit <itinerant preacher>
 
I can live anywhere to accomplish this, because where I live is simply my "home base."
 
I love to be part of a local church, because I'm very relational and love people. It's also wise to have that accountability and prayer covering.
 
I love to sometimes take my friends on the road with me, for company. Or sometimes take women or couples or young people with me who feel called to ministry to help mentor them in ministry.
 
But that doesn't mean I'm trying to proselytize them. I don't pastor a local church. I travel all over the USA. I actually often pastor the pastors across the country. I try to help teach and activate their folks in the gifts, and often to prophetically see potential problems, and often to speak forth prophetic destiny into them, their life & ministry, and that of their people.
 
I minister in churches, conferences, businesses, schools of ministry, to thousands at a time or to small home groups. Numbers don't matter. Going where God says to go is what does.
 
The Lord also often opens doors (by private invitation) where I go in and minister to many in the entertainment business, as well as to many government officials (senators, governors, judges, mayors, etc.).
 
When I do that, you will never know who or where by name. It will not be displayed on my calendar. I only tell my leaders and my prayer team, because the Lord says in His Word to minister PRIVATELY to those of reputation. Not to try impress anyone.
 
I have personal friends in all walks of life. Some are pretty cool and some are pretty messed up. But I love them all equally. I pray I can be a good friend and a blessing to each one.
 
I do my best to keep my personal expenses as low as possible, because I love to help others with any overflow. That's why I live in a small 419 sq. ft. studio apartment and drive a 2007 van with 220,000+ miles on it.
 
My life and ministry are entirely faith based.
 
If my life and ministry blesses anyone and they desire to support it, I just say, "Whatever He says to you, do it." But no pressure. If you don't feel so led, then please just pray that those who can will be generous.
 
I'm ordained by Rick Joyner & MorningStar ministries in the Carolinas, which I've been involved with since 1990.
 
Anyhow, just in case you wondered, that's me and what God has me do.
 
If you want more info, my life is an open book. You can see more info on my main website at http://www.joniames.org or see and sign up for my newsletters at http://www.joniames.net
 
My "ministry requirements" are simply a love offering given to me at the end of the meeting. If I have to travel, then I also need a pet friendly cheap motel 6 or LaQuinta, restaurant meals paid for, and if necessary, plane ticket. You can schedule me by sending info & request to me at: joniames@aol.com.
 
Support info is as follows:
 
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LOVE GIFTS INFO
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Non Tax Deductible Gifts
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You may use debit or credit card at Pay Pal, & put "for Joni Ames" in memo section, at:
 
This is the fastest way.
 
Or my PO Box at:
Joni Ames
PO Box 8200
Glendale, AZ 85312-8200
 
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Tax Deductible Gifts
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You may use debit or credit card at Pay Pal, & put "for Joni Ames" in memo section, and send via Hope Ministries at:
 
MY NEWEST UPDATED SCHEDULE
 
Please keep me, my van, my pups and of course, my meetings in prayer. Please also pray for me re: finances, wisdom, and direction. Thank you! I look forward to seeing you if you are in any of these areas.
 
Joni’s Schedule as of 10/22/15
 
Now to Oct. 26: WV for granddaughter Brooke's 9th bd - But Open in WV – Contact me to schedule

Tues., Oct. 27th: Open – Contact me to schedule - Traveling to AL

Wed., Oct. 28th: Grace House Church, Pastors Eddie & Mikki Lawrence,  Florence, AL

Thurs., Oct. 29th: Private meetings in Florence, AL 

Fri., Oct. 30th: Open – Contact me to schedule

Sat., Oct. 31st: Open – Contact me to schedule

Sun., Nov 1, am: Open - Contact me to schedule
 
Sun., Nov 1, 6:30pm: Grace Community Fellowship, Pastor Tony Darracot, 74 Red Bay Road, Golden, MS

Mon., Nov 2: Prophetic Presbtry, Birmingham, AL, Contact Lacey to schedule and obtain location information 205-470-0403

Tues., Nov 3: JONI's 61st Birthday. Open - Contact me to schedule

Wed., Nov 4: 6:30pm: The Well Gadsden, Pastor Blake Sitz, 1405 Owens St., Gadsden, Al 35901
http://thewellgadsden.com

Thurs., Nov 5: Open - Contact me to schedule

Fri Nov 6: Travel to LA CA

Sat Nov. 7th: Prophetic Conference, Los Angeles, CA (Details TBA)

Nov 8-25: Open – Contact me to schedule

Nov 26: Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 27-30: Open – Contact me to schedule

DECEMBER
Dec 1-23: Open – Contact me to schedule

Dec 24-25: Merry Christmas!

Dec 26-31: Open – Contact me to schedule

JANUARY 2016
Jan 1-31: Open – Contact me to schedule

FEBRUARY
Feb 1-28: Open – Contact me to schedule
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LOVE GIFTS INFO

If my life and ministry has been a blessing to you and you'd like to send a love offering you may do so as noted below:
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Non Tax Deductible Gifts
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You may use debit or credit card at Pay Pal, & put "for Joni Ames" in memo section (This is the fastest way), at:
https://www.paypal.com/xclick/business=JONIAMES@aol.com
 
Or my PO Box at:
Joni Ames
PO Box 8200
Glendale, AZ 85312-8200

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Tax Deductible Gifts
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You may use debit or credit card at Pay Pal, & put "for Joni Ames" in memo section, and send via Hope Ministries at:
https://www.paypal.com/xclick/business=HopeIntlMin@aol.com
 
 
 
 
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