These are the messages received by our Elders for Elim Communities for 2019:
Bro. Willy Nakar
Acts 19:1-12  which reads as follows:
Paul in Ephesus. While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior of the country and came (down) to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the holy Spirit when you became believers?” They answered him, “We have never even heard that there is a holy Spirit.” He said, “How were you baptized?” They replied, “With the baptism of John.” Paul then said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.”
When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul laid [his] hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. Altogether there were about twelve men. He entered the synagogue, and for three months debated boldly with persuasive arguments about the kingdom of God. But when some in their obstinacy and disbelief disparaged the Way before the assembly, he withdrew and took his disciples with him and began to hold daily discussions in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. This continued for two years with the result that all the inhabitants of the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord, Jews and Greeks alike. So extraordinary were the mighty deeds God accomplished at the hands of Paul that when face cloths or aprons that touched his skin were applied to the sick, their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.
The Lord is telling us that we should be mindful of our mission to bring the Good News in all of our ministries, branches, startups and the rest of the world by the power of the Holy Spirit. Not only to bring about repentance but also to baptize them in the Holy Spirit and help bring about believers to speak in tongues and to prophesy. In other words, to yield to the gifts of the Spirit.
In our mission to evangelize, we are to expect the Lord to perform extraordinary and mighty deeds through many spiritual manifestations that would include healing of the sick, deliverance of those oppressed by evil spirits and the like.
In all of our ministries, we are to look forward to these kinds of manifestations and productive developments that will be a great witness to all the people we minister to. This must be proclaimed in our preparatory prayers and intercession during appropriate times when seminar teams and community servants implore the Lord for empowerment and anointing.
At other times, in community gatherings, we should proclaim this prophetic revelation to remind the Lord of His prophesies and promises. We should exercise the gifts of the Spirit in such occasions whenever we come together for faith-filled sessions. The exercise of the gifts must be encouraged, promoted and practiced.
Sis. Luli Nakar
Psalm 57:1-12 [594-595]:
Confident Prayer for Deliverance. For the director. Do not destroy. A miktam of David, when he fled from Saul into a cave.
Have mercy on me, God, have mercy on me. In you I seek refuge. In the shadow of your wings I seek refuge till harm pass by. I call to God Most High, to God who provides for me. May God send help from heaven to save me, shame those who trample upon me. May God send fidelity and mercy.
I must lie down in the midst of lions hungry for human prey. Their teeth are spears and arrows; their tongue, a sharpened sword. Be exalted over the heavens, God; may your glory appear above all the earth.
They have set a trap for my feet; my soul is bowed down; They have dug a pit before me. May they fall into it themselves!
My heart is steadfast, God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing and chant praise. Awake, my soul; awake, lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn. I will praise you among the peoples, Lord; I will chant your praise among the nations. For your mercy towers to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Exalt yourself over the heavens, God; may your glory appear above all the earth.
When we carry out the instructions of the Lord in Acts 19, we must call upon the Lord to send help from heaven to bring salvation to those we minister to and shame those who oppressed the people. We must seek the Lord’s fidelity and mercy upon all the servants and be fearless and “lie down in the midst of lions, hungry for human prey” (Psalm 57:5 ). As we do this, we exalt God above the heavens and pray that His glory appears above all the earth.
As we pursue warfare against the enemy, our heart must be steadfast and be awake to chant God’s praise among the nations. For God’s mercy towers to the heavens, His faithfulness reaches to the skies. The community’s response to the messages should bring Elim Missions to hold many evangelistic activities such as Pathways to Victorious Christian Living, to bring more people to the Lord and increase our harvests of souls for the glory of God. We must keep count of our accomplishments in response to this call and be on guard over the conviction of the Holy Spirit.
It is our sense that our faithfulness to God’s message will permit us to encounter people who have not been touched by the Holy Spirit to whom we can impart the gifts and ministries that the Lord wants them to pursue and use in further works of evangelization. In the process, there will be great demonstrations of God’s work in the realm of the miraculous. God be praised!
In behalf of community, we thank God for these two messages and we abide and commit to carry out the same. We ask for a fresh anointing for community to comply and do whatever is necessary to accomplish the assignment given. In Jesus’ name!
Bro. Willy & Sis. Luli Nakar