General Overseer's  January Encouragement

January 18, 2022

To the Saints of IFCA and those of Like Precious Faith,

Greetings in the mighty name of Jesus and welcome to the year of our Lord, 2022!  That’s right, 2022 is the year of the Lord and there’s nothing that the world or the devil can do to change it. 

Now for some, this might seem like a foreign concept. How can this be the “year of the Lord” when so many things are in such disarray and utter chaos? The answer to this question is simple. Peace, the state of tranquility and the freedom of disturbance, is not found in circumstances, it’s found in the

reality of Christ.

Jesus confirms this truth in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” In other words, no matter what difficulties we find ourselves facing (hatred, rejection, persecution, sickness, disease, etc.) nothing can alter or undo the promise of life that we have in Christ Jesus.

Now I know that some may question what I’m saying here. In their eyes, it’s the lack of one’s faith that produces these kinds of conditions. I mean, if you had faith, you wouldn’t get sick. If you had faith, you wouldn’t experience difficulties. Well, I disagree. Walking by faith isn’t a life absent of tribulation; walking by faith is walking through the tribulations knowing that Christ has already given us victory over


Well again, this is my challenge at the onset of this year. 2022 is still the “Year of our Lord.” Jesus is not only alive and well; He’s presently seated at the right hand of the Father, reigning forever more! May this simple truth encourage your heart and allow you to find the peace and courage to overcome every obstacle you may be facing.

As always, may God bless you richly!

In His Service,

Bro. Rick George

IFCA General Overseer

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