Just exactly what does that mean and why am I making that statement? It is very simple, God has called us to do a specific ministry in a specific place, and Satan is trying to discourage us in our efforts to raise the money to complete the tasks at hand. We do posts on social media to reach out to our friends and family as well as though we don’t really know but have accepted their friendship, only to have our efforts discounted and ignored. Over the past few months we have posted our requests and to date there has been zero responses. My response to that is Get Thee Behind Me Satan! If people are going to ignore our posts that is fine, but we are not going to allow the enemy to reach out to our friends and family to detour them from what God may be saying to them. We know what God has called us to do and there is no way the enemy is going to change that by trying to influence those we have contact with.
So, if you get posts from us asking for contributions and it is something that you are just not interested in, let us know. The silence is the enemy and we would much rather know that you don’t care than to have you just ignore our requests. We pray for each person the request goes out to for God’s guidance and his touch on your life. Yes, we are seeking your help but no it is not the only reason we try to connect. Your prayers mean as much to us as do the contributions and maybe even more. God said he would supply all our needs and the only thing he asked in return is that we do our part. He gave us our part by having us reach out by our posts on social media, our letters etc. to let people know what we are doing and how they can help. In other words, we are just being obedient to what he is telling us.
When trying to raise money for really anything, it has to be, the hardest thing to do. Personally, I don’t like to do it, but God said so I do. When we post, what is on our heart, we always ask you to pray first and foremost about what God wants you to do and then ask you to follow what he says. When nothing comes back to us we think maybe we are insulting people or annoying them in some way. If that is the case, then please forgive us. But, that is why I say, “Get Thee Behind Me Satan”!!!
In prayer, today, I realized that the enemy is not attacking us, but rather attacking those we are reaching out to by blinding their eyes not to see what we have said or listen to our requests. Get Thee Behind Me Satan, is my response to that. I ask you to pray and respond, not to our request for contributions because if that is meant to be then it will be, but, pray that the enemy will not detour you from the promptings of God. Respond to what we have to say by telling us what you think and what God is telling you. Our goal is not to obtain your finances, our goal is to acquire your prayers for God’s protection on our lives as we travel through some of the most dangerous parts of the world bringing the gospel. Yes, your contributions help us our immensely with the ability to do what we must do, but, your prayers are what gets us through.
We have just one simple request of each of you. Let us know what you think! That is, it. We just like to hear from you so we feel like we are not speaking to a wall and that our posts just fall to the ground. If the truth be known, we need your prayers to keep encouraging us.
“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”
God, bless you
Steve & Lorraine Ream
An Evangelist called to preach the gospel all over the world. To lay hands on the sick and to prophecy to everyone. Reaching out to the world that all may be saved.