This article originally appeared in the February 1 edition of ITMI Monthly. The Dear Team letter from ITMI Director, Steve Evers is a regular feature of ITMI Monthly, where supporters get to be encouraged by hearing directly from Steve.
Greetings ITMI family, we are so grateful for all your faithful support, encouragement and continuing testimony of helping those that can’t help themselves around the world.
You are being used to make a difference. We hope to share some of those stories in the next couple of months.
Today, we are led to communicate not to you our supporter, but to a group that we have heard reads and reviews our newsletters.
An Open Letter to Government Officials
The true God, the Creator of Universe, the Creator of every living thing, designed and created everything with a plan and a purpose.
God has a unique and specific plan for each and every one on this planet, even government leaders who struggle to know the right path and plan that can and will lead your messed up countries out of their poverty of thought, poverty of hope, poverty of will, and poverty of life.
When the Creator’s purpose and plan are ignored, whether by choice, ignorance or cultural influences, everything – yes everything – breaks down. This colossal breakdown in your country and in your personal lives is why you wake up each day agitated, uneasy, angry, and fearful, with negative health issues and so many more negative emotions and feelings.
There was a truth written long, long ago that says, “…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and sound mind.” You know, far better than even we know, how dysfunctional your country and culture currently is. There is great fear everywhere.
You may not want to admit it in public, but fear of being exposed, fear of loss of power, fear of loss of control, fear of those who might take you down, and many other fears grip you deep down inside when you sit alone or as you lay down at night.
Please allow us to tell you this. You were never intended to carry such fear.
Notice that God, the one that created you, who has a special plan for you, said that He did not give the spirit of fear. He never, never intended for you experience this dreadful emotional bondage – yes bondage – called fear.
He did intend, He did create you, to experience Godly power, Godly love and Godly sound mind.
Please consider what God clearly spoke, what He committed to,
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.”
This promise is yours, if you will humble yourself and take it.
You see, mankind is infected with a deadly disease. Yes, even you are affected with this deadly disease. This disease is called sin. Sin is doing anything that is apart from God’s way.
Man always messes things up. Even when we start out wanting to do right, our best efforts fall so very short.
ITMI and our partners are all about bringing the cure for this disease to your country. We have been cured, and we want you and all your suffering people to experience the same life changing cure.
Please, will you take a chance and ask us about this cure?
We want you and all your people to find real life. Real life without fear. Without bondage.
We have seen other countries and cultures completely healed from their destruction and poverty.
We have seen people who were gripped with intense fear freed and given unbelievable peace and rest.
We have seen the lives and futures completely reverse for the good.
We have seen people who were already dead in their many, many sins, be given a new life.
We could ask you to fear not what ITMI and our partners are doing in and within your borders, but we know that you are currently and completely incapable of not fearing.
It is part of the disease that you are stricken with.
What we can ask is that if you come to the place that you no longer want to be consumed with this disease, we can gladly share with you where you can find a cure.
In His Service,