2023 is the year that we all come down from the tree, follow Jesus, and live up to our calling for the Glory of God!
In the first part of my yearly statement, Jesus basically told Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10. He told him to come down from the sycamore tree so He can come to his home and bring the Good News. By this, Zacchaeus and others will follow Him. Remember when Jesus called you to follow Him? Where were you and what were you doing?
Zacchaeus was a hated tax collector as they all worked for the dreaded Roman Empire. He was not just any tax collector, but the Chief, so Zacchaeus was the head of many or all tax collectors. He did not care what people thought about him as he received Jesus joyfully (Luke 19:7). Therefore, have you received Jesus joyfully in your heart? Are you living up to your calling?
Your calling is very important not just to others, but to God. He paid a huge price for you by sacrificing His begotten Son, Jesus. He died on the cross not just for the forgiveness of sins, but for reconciliation, redemption, healing, prosperity, love, joy, peace, and others. Do you know what your calling is? If not, then you need to start praying about it so you will receive an answer from God. There is a special ministry for everyone!
Believe and Receive
All you need to do is to BELIEVE and RECEIVE! I cannot stress this enough. God has put it on our hearts to start BELIEVING IN HIM and not others. To RECEIVE His blessings and healing. God is the only one you should trust as many Scriptures state. I have put out many messages in our My Thoughts segments stressing to BELIEVE and RECEIVE! That is how Jesus healed many people. They believed and received because of their faith. BELIEVE IT! RECEIVE IT! in the MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS! You will see great miracles and changes for the better in 2023!
New Ministry Items!
2022 came with some challenges, but we persevered. Our Facebook page is flourishing and now we have a YouTube channel, youtube.com/@vdbm. Now in 2023, there will be some changes to how we conduct our ministry using Social Media. These changes are coming in January 2023, so stay tuned. I will post our progress on our Facebook page.
Prayer Request, Praise Reports, and Contacting Us!
There are three things we love to hear from everyone:
- Praise reports from everyone on how God is working or changing your life.
- How you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
- How you have been healed and prospering in your spiritual life.
We would love to pray for you on any issue you or someone close to you is having. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” – Matthew 18:20. Therefore, we would like to collect your prayer requests, and my wife and I will pray over them. The power of prayer is more powerful than you think.
We also love to hear about your testimony and how you put your faith into action. What about how God helped you, a family member, or a friend? We would also like to know about how your church conducts discipleship and maybe we can help.
There are two ways to contact us. You and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or if you prefer to write us a letter, our mailing address is:
Van De Bogart Ministries
PO BOX 571
Bunnlevel, NC 28323
We apologize as our link to giving is having some issues and we are actively resolving them at this time. As we resolve them, we will also put them through a testing phase, so these issues do not arise again. We will keep everyone posted on our Facebook page.