Impact Weekend and Women of Destiny Breakfast

ImpactAre you ready to encounter God’s supernatural presence? Do you want to experience a powerful time of worship and life-changing preaching that could transform your life forever? Men and women are invited to participate in Sword of the Spirit Buffalo’s Impact Weekend Nov. 4 – 6, 2016. Mark your calendars now to come to Sword of the Spirit (300 Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214) on Friday night, Nov. 4th, at 7pm, for the start of Impact Weekend.

DID YOU KNOW? Impact Weekend will feature Prophets Greg & Julie Bailey, founders of EagleNet Ministries of Brisbane, Australia. They are also Directors of Christian International of Australia & New Zealand under Dr. Bill Hamon. The Bailey’s travel internationally preaching a powerfully relevant word and minister an accurate prophetic word with an anointing for healing and deliverance.

LADIES: As part of Impact Weekend, join women from all over Western New York, Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario for a morning of epic proportions in the Spirit. It’s the Women of Destiny Regional Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 5th, at 8:30am at the Holiday Inn in Cheektowaga. Enjoy breakfast, prophetic ministry and powerful preaching from the Word of God that empowers women to be God’s prophetic voice to this generation. If you’ve never been to a Women of Destiny Regional Breakfast, you need to come and experience the presence of God. Women experience personal prophecy, are engaged in prophetic decrees, and spiritual gifts are activated for impact in their spheres of influence. You will enjoy fellowship with other women who are hungry for more. The breakfast is a ticketed event; tickets are $20 and should be purchased ahead of time (by Nov. 2nd).

Women of Destiny

ON SUNDAY: Then, on Sunday, Nov. 6th, all are welcome to come to Sword of the Spirit at 10am for the conclusion of Impact Weekend.

For more info, please visit www.sosmchurch.com or call 716-832-6791.

Women of Destiny Breakfast

WOWD breakfast Aug 2016.jpgProphetess Jennifer McKesey is a regional leader, with her husband Jay, in the Christian International Apostolic Network of churches over South and Central Florida under Dr. Bill Hamon.  She has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Life Christian University, and is the Host Pastor for the Orlando Campus where she teaches regularly.

She is passionate about spreading the Gospel of the Kingdom and moves in the impartation of anointing through prophecy, discerning of spirits, deliverance, teaching and healing the sick.  She often receives dreams, visions, Words of Wisdom and Knowledge, and speaks powerful life-changing prophetic words to leaders, churches and regions.  She also activates intercessors into the deeper purposes of God.

Prophetess Jennifer co-pastors New Vision Christian Center International in Longwood, Florida with her husband Jay. Come hear her speak at the Women of Destiny Regional Breakfast August 13th at the Holiday Inn Airport in Cheektowaga. Call 832-6791 to get your ticket in advance.

An Easter Testimony by Lisa Ann

lisannIf you had met me ten years ago, and actually got to know me, you would have met a pretty angry, negative person. In 2001, I almost accidentally killed myself…if it would have happened it would have looked like suicide. In reality it was a chemical depression caused by a combination of pain killers prescribed by ‘doctors’ the insurance companies insisted on, PTSD, TBI and common grief.

By the end of 2009 the economy had taken its toll on me in addition to my family falling apart at the seams. Life was bleak and it was about to get significantly worse.

Somewhere in the mess of all this crap I got ‘involved’ with a man who was not healthy for me. There was once a conversation that went like this: “What if Jesus was just a Brett Favre on steroids?” In other words, a celebrity of the time whose popularity grew for no apparent reason other than people’s need to celebrate the perceived greatness of a man?

This was probably one of the darkest moments in my life. I would soon lose EVERYTHING I had thought was important after making that statement out loud.

I was one of those who laughed at how ‘Christians’– especially those who went to those rock-n-roll churches– were always ‘happy’ and always ‘sing’ even the words ‘good morning!’

Then it happened. I was officially homeless, sleeping on a friend’s couch. I was broke and broken. I honestly didn’t think I had any love left in me and wasn’t worthy of anyone’s love.

As I drove away from that man’s house with the stuff he didn’t see any value in keeping, I heard a soft voice in my mind that said ‘go pray at Midnight.’ I knew of an adoration chapel and went. At exactly Midnight the door unlocked and I was able to enter.

I grabbed a Bible and knelt down.

I prayed in a way I had never prayed before.

“Show me what you want me to know.” I randomly opened the book and read, “If someone takes what is yours, let it go, it is just belongings, no one can take your heart for it belongs to God.” Then I opened another page and I read, “Even if you no longer have family I will give you another.”

I was there a long time before I went back to my friend’s place and laid on that couch not knowing what I was going to do next. I still thought that I was in control of what I was supposed to do.

Around 4:30 in the morning I laid there and cried. I openly admitted that I could not control my life and that I had to give up. This wasn’t a suicide moment; it was a heart moment. I had to give up my heart and my mind and let God take over. I finally fell asleep. I woke up with a song in my head … It was ‘Be not Afraid, I go Before You Always, Come Follow ME and I Will Give You Rest.’ It was 7:32 in the morning now according to my phone.

I woke up light.

I got right to taking care of things and realized mid-morning what day it was. It was July 23.

On July 23rd of 1998 mom woke me around 4:30 in the morning. She had not been lucid in weeks but we proceeded to have a great conversation which ended with her telling me how much she loves me. I went back to bed. Later that same morning I stopped counting the seconds between each breath because I had to pronounce that there would be no more. She took her first breath of heaven at 7:32 in the morning.

I miss her more then words could ever convey.

A few weeks ago I received the most important compliment of my life. A co-worker answered my question of why she thought I didn’t ‘fit in’ at work.

“Honestly, we talk about you a lot! We just don’t get you. You have nothing, you want NOTHING, you are willing to give everything, and you sleep on an air mattress! On top of it you are always happy! We just don’t get you and that makes a lot of us uncomfortable.” My response was… “So, it’s the Jesus thing.”

Her reply? “Yeah, and you’re not like other ‘Christians’ — you haven’t forced your beliefs on any of us…we just don’t get you.”

I shrugged my shoulders and said, “Thank you, it’s okay that I don’t fit in…I will always choose Jesus over fitting in for the rest of my existence,” and walked away.

I’m not in control and no longer need to be. I’m no longer lonely and He has replaced my ‘family’ with people who love me for the broken person I am. I no longer see my life as tragic or blame others for my circumstances. I brought a lot of what happened to me on. I made those choices and the things that happened outside of my control? Shit happens … we live in a broken world… what matters is how we react to the crap.

There is a song in my head every morning and every night as I lay down. I give all the glory to my risen Lord.

So now…I’m one of those ‘Christians’ who sings good morning and puts her hands up in prayer. I wear bright colors and dance…for the Lord and if you just don’t ‘get’ me, I’m okay with that. My heart is overwhelmed with joy daily even in the stress of daily life.

If that’s what you would like…spend some time in the Book and have a talk with God. Then ask yourself if you can give up the identity of control freak. The moment you give that title up…will be a change no words can describe.

Happy Easter. –Lisa Ann Krutzik

Elmwood Drive at Lockport Christian Coffeehouse

Elmwood Drive returns to The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Rd. Lockport, NY 14094 on Saturday, February 20th @ 7 p.m.

Elmwood Drive has appeared at numerous events through Western New York including Kingdom Bound.

We invite you to come and enjoy a night of music with a message, where the coffee is hot and delicious and the people are friendly and inviting–The Lighthouse Café of course! We hope that you will join us for this edition of The Lighthouse Café featuring Elmwood Drive. Admission is only $5/person.