As I was writing an email to a sister this morning, it occurred to me that it might be expedient for us to let the brethren know that the Lord is moving in Germany.
Our time here has been very productive, both concerning the mind of God for Germany as well as for Nancy and myself. As it applies to us, the scheduling over the last two years has been quite heavy with very little down time for us to be able to catch our breath as well as catching up on our strength. I think that we were both running on the reserve tank. You know that little light that looks like a gas pump that is displayed on your dash when you run out of gas? Well I think ours was in the blinking stage. Needless to say Nancy and I have appreciated the graciousness of Brother and Sister Doerge for their hospitality and generosity.
On the spiritual side of things, our visit here could not have been timelier. It was on the last visit earlier this year that Nancy and I both felt quickened of the Lord for us to return before the end of the year. Our desire was to spend a longer time of fellowship with the brethren whom we knew and had fellowship with more than seventeen years ago. It was determined in the course of time that the time should be now. With that being said, we arrived at the Cologne/Bonn airport on the 5th of August and were very warmly greeted and welcomed by Brother Harmut and Sister Hannelore Doerge. Things were quite peaceful and quiet for the next few days. On Sunday there was a scheduled time of fellowship for the whole day with a family that we had previously been in fellowship with, but over the course of time and life’s events we lost contact with them. This particular family was part of the original group that was started here in the beginning of the work that Brother duCille pioneered. Our time of fellowship on Sunday was a blessed time and a divine appointment.
I believe that it was during the night and the following Monday that Sister Hannelore had a physical attack on her body. The symptoms were severe cramping and nausea. That Monday morning her husband took her to the doctor who immediately sent them to the hospital. After being examined it was determined that there might be the necessity for an operation – an operation that would have some serious consequences as well has creating a major disability for our sister. I felt in the Spirit that this attack was more spiritual than physical. Nancy and I began to send out a prayer alert to various people in various places in the world concerning the situation and what we needed God to do. The perception was in the Spirit that our presence here was helping to create a bulwark between our sister and the plans of the devil and that we were in some sense of the word, a first alert system that God had put into place for such a need. I am not sure that there is an awareness of those who have been involved in the work of God in this place, as to the importance that Brother and Sister Doerge have played in building a platform in Germany. You could just as well say a stronghold, for the work of God as it pertains to Germany and the strategic place that it takes. Nevertheless, our lack of understanding has not hindered the devil in his perception of it as to its importance in the economy of God. As far as that goes, the longer we are kept in the dark about it, ignorantly or willingly, the better it is for the devil. Can two people be so important in the midst of hundreds of thousands as far as the work of God is concerned? The answer to that one is absolutely. If there had not been a Lydia, there might not have been a church in Thyatira. Thus there would not have been a church to plant the seed of Sonship in what is now called Turkey; moreover, of equal importance a platform on which Asia could be reached. Had there been no Priscilla and Aquila of Pontus, Italy, there would not have been an Apollo to advance the Kingdom of God. Individuals, by the selection of God, will always be ordained of God for the advancement of the Kingdom of our Father. As it was then so it is now. As it was appropriate for the ministry to establish and strengthen the work of righteousness in those places and to the people to whom they are sent, so it is also pertinent for us in this time frame to strengthen the work in this place that the Kingdom of Light might prevail over the kingdom of darkness that now has the preeminent rule over this land and this people. You may not be aware of it, but your prayers have indeed worked a miracle as far as our sister is concerned. Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals) made his presence known and our sister was delivered from the plan and purposes of Hell. Another major confrontation with the Black Knight of Bavaria ended in his defeat and failure to stop or stifle this Word of Sonship. For that we are praising and rejoicing in the Lord.
1Pe 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, Vrs:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: Vrs:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Vrs:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Vrs::5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
With much gratitude and appreciation for all your prayers and support,
Brother Burt & Sister Nancy