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IOM AMERICA

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Note From The Founder Dr. Stephen R. Phinney

Friends of the Ministry, It is with great honor and privilege that we are able to share with you the opportunities and ministry developments that our Lord has blessed us with to steward. We have had a busy year with the advancements of an Initiative God gave our ministry—the Exchanged Life Global Initiative, which became the basis for the International Fellowship of Exchanged Life. IFEL is dedicated to helping members of the body of Christ to experience, mature in, and communicate effectively the message of identification with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension in their various spheres of influence. This proposal was founded by IOM America, which has provided the ministry with a proactive pro-vision, in order to revitalize the worldview of uniting Exchanged Life workers throughout the entire world. We currently are in our 14th year in working toward the building of this Initiative. In addition to our existing strong partnerships, we welcome the partnerships of other ministries that focus on the message of the Exchanged Life—Not I, but Christ! Our Purpose Statement: To help members of the body of Christ to experience, mature in, and communicate effectively the message of identification with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension in their various spheres of influence. Our primary objective is to equip individuals for the purpose of building up the Body of Christ and to assist in empowering men, women, children, and families to have a greater impact on the communities they serve. This is accomplished by making use of the experiential knowledge of each individual’s identity in Christ by way of the indwelling mind and life of Jesus. We press forward to show individuals worldwide their freedom from enslaving mental, emotional, and spiritual conflicts by placing a special emphasis on IDENTITY MATTERS. This is accomplished by unifying pastors, teachers, counselors, and workers who practically minister the truths of the Exchanged Life. This unifying process is to provide an e-community that will provide Exchanged Life workers throughout the world with a single online community. It is my hope that you take the time to read through the descriptions of our outreach services, read the daily Scriptures recommended, and pray the prayers suggested. Dr. Phinney’s Bio: click here

Within Christ,

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IDENTITY MATTERS Commit to reading one verse a day!

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IOM America—The Institute of Ministry

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International Fellowship of Exchanged Life

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Exchanging Life Publishing

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IOM E-Community

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IFEL Online School

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African Exchange Mission

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Text To Prayer Ministry

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X-Changing Life Magazine

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Testimonials (USA)

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Testimonials (International)

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Praying Doctrinally—Challenge from Dr. Phinney

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Heartland Family Fellowship

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Journal

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Websites

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Donation Envelopes

Galatians 2:20

1 Corinthians 1:30

2 Corinthians 5:20

Ephesians 3:19

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Colossians 1:27

Colossians 3:3-4

IOM America is a tax-deductible 501c(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping members of the body of Christ to experience, mature in, and communicate effectively the message of identification with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension in their various spheres of influence. Our ministry comes by way of a 3-Fold Vision: Biblical Worldview, Discipleship & Training, and the Exchanged Life Global Initiative. All three fold into the International Fellowship of Exchanged Life ECommunity (IFEL). Fold 1: Worldview Development

1 Peter 2:9-10

It is our confession that worldview is birthed through personal identity! This is why it is critical for our workers to first understand who they are in Christ before they can lead another in such a discovery. Fold 2: Discipleship and Training

1 Peter 1:4

1 John 3:24

Our primary objective is to equip individuals for the purpose of building up the Body of Christ and to assist in empowering men, women, children, and families to have a greater impact on the communities they serve. This is accomplished by providing Christ-centered, Bible-based guidance and training that focuses on issues pertaining to the indwelt Christian's identity in Christ. Gold 3: Exchanged Life Global Initiative The ministry of IOM has adopted the proposal of the Exchanged Life Global Initiative, which has provided the ministry with a proactive pro-vision, in order to revitalize the worldview of uniting Exchanged Life workers throughout the entire world.

1 John 4:17

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1 John 5:20

Proverbs 12:5

DOCTRINAL PRAYER: MINISTRY Dear heavenly Father, Your divine revelations and guidance are needed for IOM America. Your ordained plan needs to be embraced on a day-to-day basis. I pray that You would empower the leadership of this ministry to accomplish Your will. I ask that the enemy would not have any entrance to this ministry, in any way. I pray that You would cause the staff, volunteers, and trainees to walk according to Your Divine will and purpose. I ask that You would remove all self-ideas and supernaturally plant Your ideas, solutions, and counsel in their hearts and minds. I reject any and all forms of evil that may be “knocking” at their door. Cause them to function in the purity of Your financial provisions. Direct each leader to hear Your voice and to rebuff the rejection of man. I pray for Your empowerment to overwhelm them with Truth. Give them the heart of Jesus in all they do. Offer them discernment in each decision that needs to be made and deliver them from temptations to prosper in ways that do not bless You. Please give them the peace to sustain Your mission and purpose. Cause me to pray for them as You lead. Thank you for their love for the ministry and for their hearts of compassion. Fill them with more of Your grace and compassion. It is in the blessed name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

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Proverbs 23:7

Romans 8:6

Romans 12:2

2 Cor. 4:16—18


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Philippians 4:8

Colossians 3:10

1 Thess. 5:21

The International Fellowship of Exchanged Life is dedicated to helping members of the body of Christ to experience, mature in, and communicate effectively the message of identification with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension in their various spheres of influence. IFEL has adopted the proposal of the Exchanged Life Global Initiative, founded by IOM America, which has provided the ministry with a proactive pro-vision, in order to revitalize the worldview of uniting Exchanged Life workers throughout the entire world. In addition to our existing strong partnerships, we welcome the partnerships of other ministries that focus on the message of the Exchanged Life to join our efforts! Our primary objective is to equip individuals for the purpose of building up the Body of Christ and assist in empowering men, women, children, and families to have a greater impact on the communities they serve, by making use of the experiential knowledge of each individual’s identity in Christ Jesus.

James 5:12

Joshua 24:15

1 Kings 18:21

We press forward to show individuals worldwide their freedom from enslaving mental, emotional and spiritual conflicts by placing a special emphasis on IDENTITY MATTERS. This is accomplished by unifying pastors, teachers, counselors and workers worldwide who practically minister the truths of the Exchanged Life – “Not I, but Christ.” This unifying process is to provide an e-community that will provide Exchanged Life workers throughout the world with a single online community that will provide: promotions of member web sites, social networks throughout, a separate members’ Exchanged Life bookstore, chat room for members, class registration from member to member and much more. We hope to accomplish that with our web-community.

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Matt. 7:13-14

Matt. 26:41

DOCTRINAL PRAYER: LEADERS

Dear heavenly Father, I come before You boldly on behalf of Your servant _____ (leader’s name). I cover this leader with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ as protection during their time of prayer. I surrender _____ to You completely and unreservedly in every area of their life. I do take a stand against all of the workings of Satan that would hinder _____ from their prayer life. I ask that _____ address You as the only true and living God. I refuse any involvement of Satan in their leadership. You, Lord, have proven Your power by resurrecting Jesus Christ from the dead. I claim in every way Your victory over all satanic forces that may be active in _____’s life and I reject these evil forces. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ with thanksgiving. I request that You would continue to form _____ into being a model of servant leadership. Please supernaturally protect all those under their care. Cause _____ to be gentle and full of grace. May their leadership be a reflection of Your life and leadership. It is only In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. 7

Acts 4:19

Romans 6:16

Romans 6:1-6

Galatians 5:16


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Galatians 6:7-8

Is God Calling You to Share Your Story?

Philippians 4:8

Colossians 3:2

1 Timothy 6:11

If you're like many of our Exchanging Life authors, you have felt the need to share the message of the Cross for a while now. You don't have to wait any longer; your opportunity is here. Exchanging Life, an imprint of LuLu® Publishing Group, is an Indwelt Christian publishing company ready to help you accomplish what God has been calling you to do. When you publish or order from Exchanging Life, you join a selected group of believers who have values that advance the Exchanged Life community. Our services ensure every book we publish meets a high standard that proclaims the message of identification with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension in their various spheres of influence. This isn't just another publishing company; we're here to help those who have a genuine interest in advancing the message of the believers identity in Christ—Identity Matters. Get Started Today

James 1:6-8

No matter if you want to order a book, magazine, or ebook, write for us, or have a completed manuscript, there is no reason to wait any longer to follow your calling. Simply contact us at: ChristAsLife@IOMAmerica.org and express your desire to do so—we will take it from there. With our highly qualified editorial team, we will have you up and published in no time.

2 Corinthians 5:21

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Hebrews 12:15

Prov. 6:30-31

DOCTRINAL PRAYER: PUBLISHING Dear heavenly Father, Your divine revelations and guidance are needed for Exchanging Life Publishing .Your ordained plan needs to be embraced on a day-to-day basis. I pray that You would empower the leadership of this ministry to accomplish Your will. I ask that the enemy would not have any entrance into this ministry, particularly the writers, as You inspire them with writing about the indwelling life of Your Son. I pray that You would cause the staff, volunteers, and trainees to walk according to Your Divine will and purpose. I ask that You remove all self-ideas and supernaturally plant Your ideas, solutions, and counsel in their hearts and minds. I reject any and all forms of evil that may be “knocking� at their door. Cause them to function in the purity of Your financial provisions. Direct each author to hear Your voice and to rebuff the rejection of man. I pray for Your empowerment to overwhelm them with Truth. Give them the heart of Jesus in all they write and publish. Offer them discernment in each decision that needs to be made and deliver them from temptations to prosper in ways that do not bless You. Please give them the peace to sustain Your mission and purpose. Cause me to pray for them as You lead. Thank you for their love for the ministry and for their hearts of compassion. Fill them with more of Your grace and compassion. It is in the blessed name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

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Ezekiel 33:14-16

Matthew 5:23-26

Matthew 6:14-15

Matthew 18:21-22


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Mark 11:25-26

Luke 7:47

It is amazing the effect and impact that the internet has had on ministries throughout the entire world, as well as our personal lives. Believe it or not, there are still many people who have not discovered the benefits of the internet when it comes to the Church—but that number is dwindling each year. It brings to mind all of the technological benefits of the internet age. Our ministry has many testimonies of changed lives within the past thirty years due to the internet. We have discovered 10 significant benefits of making use of this medium: expanding communication, online donations and banking, online schooling, training and discipleship, quick searches for Christ as Life answers, researching, buying online, getting “free” ematerials into the hands of God’s people around the world, telecommuting with our Regional Directors and needy people, freelance writing through blogs and websites, and worldwide media accessibility—within seconds.

Romans 12:17

Here are a few venues we use that now serve almost 19,000 readers:

2 Cor. 5:18-20

Galatians 6:1-2

Weekly E-Mails: Monday & Thursday Exchange Life EMails

Social and Business Networks: LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, LinkedHim

Media Venues: GodTube, YouTube, Online E-Publications, Sermon.net

Texting: Text to Prayer Ministry, T-Discipleship, Scheduling

Blogs and Websites: Dr. Phinney’s BlogSpot, IOM African Outreach Blog, Midnight Hour Blog, Daughters of Sarah Blog, IOM America Blog/Website, IFEL Online School Blog, IFEL Website, Men Mapping Blog, IOM New Hope Orphanage Website

E-Connections: LuLu Publishing, Issuu Publishing, Exchanging Life Amazon Books, E-Forms, Online IFEL Directory, IFEL News (Instant Analysis), E-Publications, Online Bible (E-Sword)

Others being tried and tested

Ephesians 4:32

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Prov. 5:18-19

1 Cor. 13:4-8a

DOCTRINAL PRAYER: ONLINE Dear heavenly Father, Your divine revelations and guidance are needed for the online work and services You have made available to IOM. Your ordained plan needs to be embraced on a day-to-day basis. I pray that You would empower the leadership of this ministry and each of the online workers. I pray for the needy people who are drawn to each of the services provided by our workers’ outreach, in order for You to accomplish Your will. I ask that the enemy would not have any entrance into their online work, particularly those who work on the internet on a regular basis. I reject any and all forms of evil that may creep in through the internet, like viruses. Please inspire each team member to post dynamic and fresh content on the indwelling life of Your Son. I pray that You would cause the staff, volunteers, and trainees to walk according to Your Divine will and purpose. I ask that You would remove all self-ideas and supernaturally plant Your ideas, solutions, and counsel in their hearts and minds. Cause them to function in the purity of Your provisions. I pray for Your empowerment to overwhelm them with Truth. Give them the heart of Jesus in all they post.

Eph. 4:31-32

Eph. 5:21-28

Phil. 2:3-4

Phil. 4:13

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Colossians 3:13

Earn certification in Exchanged Life Ministry online after your workday is done, while still getting the same support and education you would if actually attending our on-site campus. Experience our commitment to you:

Colossians 3:19

James 4:11

Learning tools like our online Discipleship Manual

Flexible scheduling fits your busy life

Your own personal team of advisers

Courses start at your convenience

Course work centered upon your identity in Christ

With IFEL's online school, you can enjoy a comprehensive academic program in a format that gives you the convenience and freedom to study at a time and place that works for you. Today, we're honored to be one of the only private, nonprofit online educators that strictly focuses helping members of the body of Christ to experience, mature in, and communicate effectively the message of identification with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension in their various spheres of influence. We provide more than 18,000 readers with an education that is truly centered upon the indwelling Life of Christ.

1 Peter 3:7-9

We design each program to meet the needs of adult learners like you. Our programs are taught in a flexible "study as you go" format that incorporates the Exchanged Life principles and values.

1 Cor. 4:14-17

Our school was established as an extension of the International Fellowship of Exchanged Life - the world’s largest and one of a few e-communities that unites workers who practice the principles of the Exchanged Life. Our school maintains the mission of training workers for Christ. We strive in Christ to provide a supportive environment of academic excellence. By making use of modern technology, we offer innovative services to our students. Check us out at: www.iomamerica.org—click on Online School

1 Cor. 11:1

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Ephesians 5:1

1 Thess. 1:6

DOCTRINAL PRAYER: ONLINE SCHOOL Dear heavenly Father, Your divine revelations and guidance are needed for IFEL ONLINE SCHOOL. Your ordained plan needs to be embraced on a day-to-day basis. I pray You would empower the leadership of this outreach to accomplish Your will. I ask that the enemy would not have any entrance to this school, in any way. I pray You would cause the staff, volunteers, and students to walk according to Your Divine will and purpose. I ask You would remove all self-ideas and supernaturally plant Your ideas, solutions, and counsel in their hearts and minds. I reject any and all forms of evil that the enemy may use to confuse students and/or instructors. I pray for Your empowerment to overwhelm all those who participate with the Truth of the indwelling life and identity of Christ. Give them the heart of Jesus in all they do. Offer them discernment in each class that needs to be made and deliver them from temptations to prosper in ways that do not bless You. Please give them the peace to sustain Your mission and purpose. Cause me to pray for them as You lead. Thank you for their love for the ministry and for their hearts of compassion. Fill them with more of Your grace and compassion. It is in the blessed name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

Philippians 3:17

Philippians 4:9

Genesis 18:19

Duet. 6:1-3, 6-7

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Psalm 127:3-5

Prov. 1:8

Prov. 3:1-2

Prov. 4:1-4

It is my pleasure to introduce myself to each of you - the children of God w ministries. One of my favorite passages is Romans 8:28, all things worked to His word. That is how I feel about God introducing our ministry and life' Prov. 12:1

Prov. 13:1

I am Minister Lester N. Wehyee from the Republic of Liberia, West Africa. children and two other orphans living in my house. Dr. Phinney, founder of itual parents to us and grandparents to our children. Even though I am bu and New Hope orphanage, I consider it to be a blessing to have IOM Ame serve on their Advisory Board and be their Representative for the continen tial in this partnership. I met the Lord right after I was arrested by rebels— death. Needless to say, I was so afraid I couldn’t get anything out of my m over. To my surprise, and grief, everyone was put to death except for me. he kept me alive to accomplish what I am about to share with you. New H to address the needs of children in our poorer communities by providing th and other services. - Lester Wehyee

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Prov. 13:24

Prov. 19:18-19

1 Timothy 3:4

James 1:22-25

who will have the opportunity to read this information from God’s d together for good to them that love God and are called according 's work to IOM America. 1 Sam. 12:14-15

I am married to my beautiful wife Leigh Wehyee with four biological f IOM America, is my spiritual father, he and mum, Janie, are spirusy being the Founder of Gethsemane Evangelical Prayer Ministries erica adopt our ministry and for their recent appointment for me to nt of Africa. Dr. Phinney and I are very excited about God’s poten—along with 50 others. Their objective was to put the entire group to mouth besides the word “Jesus” – and I said His name over and . Not only did I come to accept Jesus as my Savior but I knew that Hope is a Christian community based non-profit organization helping hem spiritual guardians, education, food, medication, child rights

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1 Sam. 15:23

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Psalm 107:11-12

If you are not a prayer partner but would like to be a part of this exciting ministry—simply text this code to 602-292-2982 (TTP077). You will receive two prayer texts per week. The only thing we ask is that you reply with a minimum of “I prayed.” Our permission based texting is regulated by replies. Read one of our powerful testimonials:

Ezekiel 2:8

Dear Pastor Phinney,

2 Cor. 6:16

Greetings in Christ wonderful name from Puerto Brethren Philippines. We would like to say a profound thanks and gratitude of your Text to Prayer ministry. It's so amazing for us. Bless the person who introduced my name to you. I thank the Lord for his enhanced deeds in favor of the Lord's ministry here in our area, Philippines.

2 Cor. 10:3-5

Once again, thank you for your love and deep concern with serious prayer regarding our critical situation in our area in which we had been hit two times by the strong typhoons, our Church building was damage by the storm but yet we are still serving God gathering every Sunday morning worship in spirit and in truth. Will you kindly, put our prayer request in your Church and organizational Bulletin so that they can extend their prayer also to us. We are in need of your prayers, we plan to rent a building for a due season until such time we can reconstruct the building.

Deut. 26:10

Lastly, whatever your dreams and vision of your ministry, please include me and our country, Philippines. Our fellowmen are very hungry and thirsty of the truth.

1 Chron. 16:29

I look forward of your fatherly kind reply as soon as you read this email note. Thank you in advance. May God richly bless you all. -Osias & Eva Digal

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Psalm 15:1-5

Psalm 27:4

DOCTRINAL PRAYER: TEXT TO PRAYER Dear heavenly Father, I pray for IOM’s Text to Prayer Ministry in the power and might of Your domain. Your ordained plan needs to be embraced by each of those who pray through this medium. I pray that You would empower the prayer warriors of this ministry, as well as each of the intercessors and needy people who are drawn to this service, in order for You to accomplish Your will. I ask that the enemy would not have any entrance into their efforts, particularly those who are on the receiving end of this prayer outreach. Please inspire each team member to pray Christ as Life requests by the indwelling life of Your Son. I pray that You would cause the staff, volunteers, and prayer partners to walk according to Your Divine will and purpose. I ask that You would remove all self-prayers and supernaturally plant Your requests, solutions, and counsel in their intercessions. I reject any and all forms of evil that may front them as they care for each other. Cause them to function in the purity of Your provisions. I pray for Your empowerment to overwhelm them with Truth. Give them the heart of Jesus as they pray. It is in Jesus’ name I pray—Amen.

Psalm 84:1-2

Psalm 91:1

Psalm 95:6-7

Psalm 96:9

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Psalm 119:12-16

Micah 6:8

John 4:23-24

John 15:9-10

Romans 12:1-2

The X-Changing Life Magazine and The Exchanged newsletter, provided by IOM AMERICA, assist in uniting Exchanged Life workers throughout the world with the message of the Cross- “Not I, but Christ.” These publications are two of few that focus on testimonies and workers of the principles based on “Not I, but Christ.” There is no charge for these services, unless individuals and groups order hardcopies through our publisher. Our emagazine and newsletters are published in e-book style in order to provide readers with a free publication that can be read in over 50 languages—thanks to Google Translator (which we make available online). We make use of authors who pastor, teach, and/or write on the authenticity of helping body members of Christ to experience, mature in, and communicate effectively the message of identification with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension through the indwelling mind of Christ. We also provide readers with testimonies and introductions to those individuals and ministries that have entered into the message of the Exchanged Life—a term founded by Hudson Taylor. One of the most appreciated benefits of these publications is that we have designed our online versions to be 100% interactive. Readers can “mouse-over” articles, promotions, e-mail addresses, and many other online connections to instantly link to our partners and resources. This is what makes us a unique publishing service. If you are not a subscriber to these dynamic services, join by: linking here or by going to our website, www.iomamerica.org (click on the subscription link). You may also go to our library to view, read ,or buy many of our publications—at www.issuu.com/iomamerica.

Colossians 3:1-3

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1 John 2:5-6

2 John 9

Neh. 8:5, 18

Neh. 9:3

DOCTRINAL PRAYER: NEWSLETTERS Dear heavenly Father, Your divine revelations and guidance are needed for IOM’s Newsletters. Your ordained plan needs to be embraced! I pray You would empower the leadership and writers of this ministry to accomplish Your will. I ask that the enemy would not have any entrance to this ministry, particularly the writers—as You inspire them with writing about the indwelling life of Your Son. I pray that You would cause each worker to walk according to Your Divine will and purpose. Amen 19

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Psalm 35:18

Psalm 40:16

Psalm 66:8

Psalm 107:31-32

Psalm 148:1-2

1 Kings 18:21

PASTOR EMMANUEL ZGAMBO, MALAWI AFRICA: I would like to thank you for your work on the exchanged life. These materials bless me a lot and they have helped me understand better who I am in Christ. And also these materials form a springboard for the lessons on Christianity that I teach to both new and old Christians here in Malawi, Africa. REENA, INDIA: Thank you very much for your mail. I have read many of your 'exchanged Life' communications which P.P. Thomas sir used to forward. They are inspiring, I must say. thank you for including me in your mailing list. DEBBIE CHILDERS, FLORIDA, USA: That is the absolute BEST word I’ve ever heard on the subject of the Rapture. And it cannot be denied. The more I study Jewish custom the more I am convinced that there is a parallel in our inheritance as Christians for almost all of them! Thank you for beginning my year with such an amazing thought. PASTOR DAN NGAGE, KENYA: Praise the most wonderful name of our Lord Christ Jesus. My heart rejoice as I reflect the fact that all of us share the abundance grace of Christ. I am sincerely grateful unto God for the wonderful work I believe you are doing and involved in during these last days, as you continually sharing the love of Christ with broken world and in the midst of the poorest community. (Isaiah 61:1) - a world which is desperately in need of the saving grace and power of our Lord Christ Jesus. It is with this in mind that I have always been in earnest prayers and in seeking the divine will of God to introduce me with you. WENDELL D'SOUZA, CANADA: Thank you so much for this timely email. It’s a great and timely reminder of what the real work is and Who does it, both in the counselor (discipler) and the counselee (disciplee). I recently was feeling overwhelmed and discouraged in the process of counseling fellow Christians to embrace the life of Christ as a grace given exchanged life on God’s terms not our own, and to serve Him in His power, His way rather than in our own wisdom (which is really the flesh) doing what’s right in our own eyes. It reminded me about the importance of being used by God to confront the lies, admitting my powerlessness to 20


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change anyone, while depending on Him alone Who can, does, and continues to transform the minds of those who allow Him to be Lord, taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. I welcome the background role I may play, and any assistance I may provide to you, Dominique and any GFI-trained Francophone that may be involved. P.P. THOMAS, INDIA: Dr. Phinney, thank you very much for the WORLD VIEW. . . It reminded me of the discussions that I used to initiate with my professor while I was a student at St. John's College, Agra. He was a very intelligent teacher. But he was sold to all sorts of negative philosophies. God gave me courage to face him with biblical thoughts. Finally, a time came when he stopped imposing his views on the class, as the discussion took so much of time. GODSON MASHANA, TANZANIA: It was so good to hear again from you and Dr. Solomon. I have read the value of GFI and IOM and I promise to pray for you. As you know that I have use many of your materials in my ministry and have been a blessed to my church. I have read your focus, they will be blessing to the church community and bring new believers to Christ. However Tanzania is left back, because none of the conferences and seminars has been done for the purpose. I have invited you to come to Tanzania, but you have been so busy that you could not make it. In regard to your focus, kindly think this time for Tanzania as the need is great. It is my hope that your schedule for next year wills Tanzania will be amongst. Thank you again for taking time to read my e mail. I remain Faithful in Christ.

Malachi 3:16-17

Matt. 18:19-20

Heb. 10:23-25

Rev. 19:5-6

1 John 5:2

Read more testimonies by longing on to www.IOMAmerica.org and click on “Testimonies� or click here.

Psalm 31:19

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John 15: 10, 13

Romans 13:8, 10

1 Cor. 13:4-8a

Galatians 6:10

Eph. 4:1-3

THE POWER OF PRAYER Believers are being awakened to the reality that their fight in life is not against flesh and blood, but the powers of darkness and the principalities of the air (Eph. 6:12). So many Christians today are deceived into thinking that what they see is what they are to battle. As the Lord draws near, we can be assured that our battle with the world, the flesh, and the devil will intensify. Worldly ideas of pop psychology will increase as the primary solution to our troubled minds. More rapidly than most of us realize, the questions people ask are based on worldly fables called philosophies of man. God is calling each of His children to call upon Him and He will deliver according to His divine Truth and Will. Fear of confronting the enemy has held most believers back from boldly going before the throne of God regarding the temptations and afflictions of the enemy. God’s greatest servants have always shared an appreciation of the magnificent power of prayer and the complete victory over Satan’s kingdom available to all believers through the mighty Person and work of our Husband, Jesus Christ. The book of Ephesians is the New Testament handbook on spiritual warfare and prayer. Get to know this book like a handbook. The believer’s emphasis in prayer must be upon a biblical and sound doctrinal approach to this subject. The Word of God recognizes that we encounter the three faces of Satan—the world, the flesh, and the devil. When a person becomes born-again, his/her relationship to everything in the physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional world completely changes. Since the believer is a citizen of heaven, he is given the power to face the enemy toe-to-toe. Scary? Well, look at it this way. Either we face him head-on or he will constantly be nipping at our heels—eating away our lives a little at a time. To resist the limited power of the enemy, one must submit to God first; then, resist the evil one and he will flee. It is a promise given to us by God (James 4:7). Because of our newfound relationship with God, all believers are marked targets for attack from God’s enemy—Satan. Understanding that he is relentless in his attacks, believers must embrace the Truth the Father has given them a defense system—the power of prayer.

Eph. 5:9 First things first, we must not depend upon feelings and experiences as an evidence of our being strong enough to pray. The power and

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ability to pray boldly is to be based upon objective fact and not upon subjective feelings. The power of prayer is to be appropriated by faith and faith alone.

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PERSONAL REFLECTION AND CONFESSION The following outline presents a biblical procedure for our personal reflection and confession time with the Lord.

Engage in an honest appraisal regarding your selfishness. It is important to be open and honest with God about yourself .

Confess all known sin (1 John 1:9). Verbalize your sins against yourself and others. Confessions take back from Satan any ground which he has taken from you.

Extend forgiveness to those who have hurt you. Unforgiveness is the primary reason most Christians don’t pray consistently. List out who hurt you, how they hurt you, and your reaction. Bring the offenders and how they hurt you before Him and extend forgiveness to them in prayer. Now confess to God that your reactions to these offenses are sin, accept His forgiveness, and tell Him you are willing to seek the offenders’ forgiveness for those reactions.

Yield yourself to God (Romans 6:13). As an act of your will (displace your feelings), yield all areas of your life to Him— spiritual, psychological, physical, social, marital, parental, and financial.

Express your passion and desire for the Holy Spirit to renew your mind.

Believe with your mind that the Holy Spirit will fill you up with His power—remember to set your “feelings” aside and claim this by faith.

Now, obey God in all that He reveals and expresses in the Scriptures and begin to pray doctrinally.

1 Thess. 2:8

1 Tim. 1:5

James 4:17

1 Peter 1:22

1 Peter 4:8

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1 John 3:18

Heartland is an outreach ministry of IOM America and the International Fellowship of Exchanged Life. The Lord has blessed us with churches in many countries that join our podcast each Sunday morning.

1 John 5:2

1 Sam. 12:23

Matt. 7:8

Our goal and vision is not to be viewed as a church that includes the entire family, we would rather be known for preaching the Truth and nothing but the Truth - to the complete family unite. It is our passion to integrate knowing Jesus Christ, loving & preaching His Word, being devoted to Biblical doctrines, fellowship with the full Body of Christ and prayer. We desire to be known for loving people, with a special emphasis on widows, orphans and the lowly. We are intent on reaching the hearts and minds of individuals who have been rejected by society the lowly. We also want to grow individual families, with a special equipping emphasis on patriarchs and heads of home. Our women train other women and our children are released to minister as God decides to use them. Our singles are taught to embrace contentment & competence in Christ, while preparing for a possible marriage here on earth. Every single person is counted as an individual family unit and is never separated for "specialize" training or support. We do not make use of traditional church type programs but we will offer training and equipping classes, which children 10 years of age and older are strongly encouraged to attend.

Matt. 21:22

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Our fellowship places the full responsibility on the parents to teach and discipline their children for meaningful and valued worship. Children learn to respect God, patriarchs, heads of home, mothers, siblings and others by partaking in the worship service with the full body of Christ. We believe the next generation of church leaders are birthed through the present age of worship and without having a family integrated experience, the next generation will define their own version of church. Learn more by logging onto: www.HeartlandFellowships.org 24


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John 14:13-14

John 15:7

John 16:23-24

Eph. 1:15-16

Eph. 6:18

Philippians 1:9-11

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Colossians 4:2

1 Thess. 5:17

1 Timothy 2:1-3

James 1:5-6

James 5:16

1 John 3:22

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