November 22, 2020

Dear Valley Community Church,

Every day I think about you and pray for you from the depths of my heart.  Yes, 2020 has been a year where fear could overwhelm you.  You and I have faced challenges – from the pandemic to a presidential race like none other.  As you are a very spiritual people, I know you have recognized the move of God and a counter-attack of the enemy.  We have seen civil unrest and racial tension.  Many people are anxious and fearful of their future and what it will be.  As your pastor, and spiritual father to sons and daughters around the world, I say, “Fear not.”

You must know God is in control and His authority will bring His plans to pass.  He is also faithful to you personally and He does work things out for good because “He is good.”  You and I have been prayer warriors.  You and I believe in prophecy and the prophetic word.  Do not get caught up in false proclamations on television, blogs, and office conversations.  Get caught up in what Jesus, the living Word, has said.  Stay anchored in scripture, do not be offended, and trust the prophets of the day.

As you pray, I was on a conference call led by Gateway Church.  Pastor Robert Morris detailed what we should pray!  I have added a little.

  • Pray for our leaders, elected officials, and judges that they walk in integrity and do what is right.
  • Pray for the truth to be revealed and for righteousness to be exalted in our nation.
  • Pray for vaccines and treatment for COVID-19, but always proclaim Jesus is our Healer and Protector.
  • Pray for all law enforcement and for wisdom that “God’s justice” would overwhelm “Man’s justice” – bringing our Constitution into the forefront with all men knowing that we were created by God – equal.
  • Last but not least, pray the blessings of God over VCC and every believer. Come against spiritual wickedness using the authority given by God.

May I encourage you to walk in love and grace.  Let’s keep our eyes on Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. 

Teri and I believe in you and we believe God has His hand on the United States of America.  Why?  Because He placed you here for such a time as this and has equipped you with your giftings – so flourish!

In His Grace,

Pastor

Dear VCC Men,

Be sure to join Pastor Gary, and other VCC men in a time of prayer on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am.  We will begin on Sunday, December 6th, and pray for 10 minutes.

How we will pray:

  • Please call the number: (515) 606-5187
  • Enter access code: 575-549, and enter #
  • Announce your name
  • As soon as you announce your name, begin to pray. If you pray in tongues, use tongues only and if you don’t pray in tongues, please pray in your first language.
  • At 8:40 am, Pastor Gary will come on and read scripture, and conclude in prayer.

* Don’t forget to join us at 9:00 am for prayer with both men and women. 

Blessings,

Pastor

Location: VCC Parking Lot
Sunday, November 22nd, 10 – 11 AM
Seating Opens at 9:30 AM

We are so excited and looking forward to being with one another for this special Thanksgiving Worship Celebration. Mark your calendars and arrive early for this special event. Please note, there will be NO nursery care or children’s church. Children will be seated with their families and Pastor Christina will have “activity bags” as a special gift for the kids.

Spread the word!!! We can’t wait to be with you for this amazing Thanksgiving celebration.

Note: We will still be streaming our 10 AM service for online attendees.

Special Tips!

  • Dress WARM for the cooler weather as we will be outside.
  • BYO Cushions as we will be using our plastic folding chairs. You may also want to consider a blanket or stadium cushions that will make the seating more comfortable for you and your family.

Due To COVID restrictions for the County of Los Angeles

  • Wear a mask at all times (includes children 3 and up)
  • Maintain proper distancing (seating will be spaced apart in family groups)
  • No refreshments will be offered except a pre-packaged communion
  • All seating and restrooms have been pre-sanitized for your safety

Please note

Our Spanish Service will also be having a celebration service from 1-2 PM as well. Pastor Angel has an anointed word of encouragement for you and your family.

We can’t wait to be with you all again!

Love,
Pastor Gary


Facebook Event Link: https://fb.me/e/1TnpqjwAF

FEW MORE MONTHS LEFT BEFORE HARVEST

In prayer one morning ... I asked,
”Lord this Valley (talking about this Pandemic) journey is getting too long, this is supposed to be only a ‘passthrough‘ (Psalm 23).
I heard a familiar voice, “Why are you still there?”

I was reminded of His promise from 2018 to 2020:

2018: “The year of the womb”

Our spiritual womb prepared for the implantation of His Word.

From the beginning (Genesis 1:1-3), The Holy Spirit hovers over the waters, the waters of His Word (Ephesians 5:26), And we will hear the sound of His Word (Revelation 14:2).
“And the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of the words, but saw no form;​you only heard a voice”

(​ Deuteronomy 4:12, NKJV).

2019: The word for 2020 is “The Word”.

The entrance of the sound of His Word: The Hearing ear

“​Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you;
and to you who hear, more will be given.” (Mark 4:24, NKJV).
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. ​(John 10;27, NKJV)
When we hear the sound of His Word as The Holy Spirit hovers over His Word, we too like Mary will declare, “let it be according To Your Word.” (Luke 1:38).
Do not hold back !! See Visions and Dream Dreams,

Stretch, lengthen, strengthen, open wide and spread out. Do not be afraid, you will not be put to shame,
do not fear disgrace you will not be humiliated “(Isaiah 54).

THIS YEAR ​2020:​ THE YEAR OF THE ROAR
YOUR SPIRITUAL WOMB HAS BEEN IMPREGNATED WITH HIS WORD OF PROMISE THIS YEAR YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND FROM WITHIN YOU RELEASE MY WORD

AND MY WORD WILL NOT RETURN TO ME VOID.

“... I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
10​ ​I make known the end from the beginning,​ from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ (Isaiah 46:9-10, NIV) “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against The Lord”

(Proverbs 21:30, NIV).

Do not be intimidated by the temper tantrums of the enemy:
The face mask, the isolation and restrictions
and the chanting of the false prophets of Baal.
Harvest is here, the shaking and the division is a phenomenon of Harvest! The shaking and the division is a sign of harvest:
Dividing the wheat and the tares; shaking (harvesting ) the Fruits ripe and ready. 2020​ WILL DETERMINE THE NEXT DECADE(S)​(20+20=40).
THIS IS THE INHERITANCE YOU WILL LEAVE BEHIND
THAT WILL INFLUENCE THE NEXT GENERATION.

Before the interruption (the Pandemic)
HEAVEN’S STRATEGY WAS ALREADY REVEALED:
OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND I WILL FILL IT!! PRAY AND LANDSCAPE YOUR FUTURE!
I was reminded of a wailing sound I heard during one of my early morning Secret Place Prayer Time in a foreign country.
The wailing was amplified with a loudspeaker blasting throughout the whole city, I was reminded, the enemy morning by morning shows up in court (Second Heaven) and raise their tongues in condemnation against us. We must show up, overrule, refute, and condemn every word the enemy has raised against us. SHOW UP IN COURT!! PRAY!! DECLARE MY WORD!!
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” SaystheLord.”​ (Isaiah54:17, NKJV)
YOUR JOURNEY CONTINUES - THE YEAR IS STILL ​2020.​
HEAVEN IS SENDING REINFORCEMENTS.

DECLARE MY WORD AND LANDSCAPE YOUR FUTURE
RELEASING THE MIGHTY WARRING ANGELS, WHO OBEYS MY WORD.
“Bless the Lord, you, His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.​​ (P​salm 103:20, NKJV).
NO GRUMBLING ALLOWED, DESPISING THE PROMISE
“Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise.
25​ TheygrumbledintheirtentsanddidnotobeytheLord.”​(Psalm106:24-25,NIV)
WRITE IT DOWN *MAKE IT CLEAR *READ IT *DECLARE IT *AND RUN WITH IT “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
3​ For the vision is yet for an appointed time;...​it will surely come,​...”(​Habakkuk2:2-3, NKJV).
THE APPOINTED TIME IS HERE.: “​ ...There shall be no more delay....”(​ Revelation 5:8). REMEMBER THE PROPHECIES/PROMISES SO YOU CAN WAGE A GOOD WARFARE
“ ...according to the prophecies previously made concerning you,
that by them you may wage the good warfare,” (​ 1 Timothy 1:18 NKJV)
STOP DELEGATING YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE WICKED!
THIS CALL IS TO YOU...
“My people, who are called by my name,
will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” ​(2 Chronicles 7:14,NIV)
IT IS THE RIGHTEOUS WHO HAS THE NEGOTIATING POWER TO MOVE THE THRONE
“I am looking for someone ...who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it,....” ​(Ezekiel 22:30, NKJV)
I HAVE A PLAN ...FOLLOW THE PLAN AND OBEY MY VOICE
“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God,
to observe carefully all His commandments ...
that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
2​ A​nd all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you,
because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

Deuteronomy 28:1-2, NKJV

Mila Lily 8/2020