A word from Gezzele Martin:
Although we have spoken about this in the past, I felt it best to put into writing the ministry God had me do in Kenya in November as well as what He has called and commissioned me to do in the future in Africa.
The Lord has given me a series of 10 teachings that have been effectively used by the Lord to bring many to Christ and deepen the walk and commitment of those already in Christ. These teachings equip the Disciples of Christ to be ready to answer for the hope they have using the Word of God. It appears the Lord is bringing these teachings to Africa.
As you know, the Lord sent me to Kenya to teach and equip the pastors and leaders of the fellowships under the oversight of Onesmus. Many leaders came to Machakos from around Kenya (O. said approx. 150) and for 3 days I was able to teach them the foundational truths of life in Christ including: the importance of following the Word of God, what it means to follow Christ, the process of converting from the kingdom darkness to the Kingdom of Light and the purpose of the church and church leadership. On another occasion, when I met with the women, I taught on the Proverbs 31 woman and God’s Order for every household. It appears those teachings were well received and many spoke of a desire for more. In addition, the Lord used me to demonstrate worship in the “rest” of the Lord; something they have not been accustomed to but are learning to receive. As part of the teaching I do there, I worship in song and in dance. I was also able to leave written teaching materials/tools for a few leaders and handmade bookmarks for 300 attendees.
But most importantly, the Tuesday after I arrived in Kenya, the Lord woke me at 1:30am and had me in prayer for Kenya for 7 hours. During that time of prayer, there was much crying out and weeping for Kenya. The Lord impressed on my heart His love for Kenya and the Kenyan people.
He began to speak to me about the spiritual condition of His people in Kenya. He said “My people perish for lack of knowledge” and led me to Deut 11:13-28. He said Africa has great faith; faith that supersedes the faith in the western world. (The lack of great faith in the western world is simply due to how much we have and how easily we can obtain it. Even the poor in our country have more and have access to more than what I have seen in Africa. And so, great faith is required simply to survive there. How much we take for granted in the western world!)
As you are aware, Onesmus is highly effective for the Lord in inspiring the great faith that heals, delivers and demonstrates the Spirit’s power in amazing ways. This demonstration of the Spirit’s power is absolutely essential to the work of Jesus on this earth. The Lord is saying that after the healings and deliverances, they walk away free of demonic influence but still in bondage to sin, simply because they do not know what sin is and therefore, do not have the ability to truly repent. He said the people are not able to advance (mature) in the Lord due to their sin. (Matt 12:38-45). He said they do not know His requirement to say “no” to ungodliness (Titus 2:11-15) and live holy lives (I Pet 1:13-15). This work of teaching is also necessary to the work of Jesus on this earth. He says it is time to set the people free from sin as well as demonic influences. Both preaching and teaching are necessary.
In this time of prayer, the Lord told me the “New thing” He wants to do in Kenya is to see the African fellowships sustain themselves both physically and spiritually. Once the people begin to walk in true repentance, God will release His favor upon them. Our Lord is and will always be true to His word but we must also be true to our word in His New Covenant agreement. He said He is sending an African American woman to inspire and encourage the African people to live as Disciples of Christ.
So, on the last Sunday I was there, the Lord had me teach on the acts of the sinful nature in Gal 5. It was truly eye opening for them… I could see the shocked looks on their faces! The 2 sins the Lord had me focus on was sexual immorality and witchcraft (thru horoscopes, psychics, astrological signs etc.). Thru the teachings, He explained the need to come out of darkness and walk in the light as He is in the light (I John 1:5-10)
This being said, I believe I am called to bring this message of the Kingdom of God to Kenya and it appears Kenya is also ready and desiring this. I have been praying about this for several months and I feel it is time to go back to Kenya. Onesmus and I have been talking about this and we think it would be good for me to go 2 times a year, in November to teach at the conference Onesmus puts on for ministry leaders and in June to travel to outlying areas/small fellowships associated with Onesmus’ ministry to teach the people as well as the leaders who are unable to attend the November conference. Onesmus and I agree I should return to Kenya this November. I am also in the process of securing Swahili bibles to either have shipped there or for me to take there in November. It is my hope our ministry will be able to send teams to Africa in the future to minister the teachings of the Lord.
The purpose of these trips are not just one sided. I too will be building my faith in healing and deliverance…something so desperately needed in the US. I am in the process of developing a healing/deliverance team here and the training I would be receiving there is invaluable. I firmly believe the demonstration of the Spirit’s power must grow in the western world in order for us to be whole in Christ.
As this is a brief synopsis of the work the Lord is calling me to in Kenya, anyone with specific questions/concerns can contact me at the info below. Should the Lord open the door for me to go to Kenya in November, I will send updates on the work He is doing there thru this ministry.
Thank you for the support you have provided and are still encouraging me with through our conversations about the plan of God for Africa and through your prayers!
The blessings of heaven to you!
Tent of Meeting Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 86613
Tucson, AZ 85713-6613