Here we are again, rejoicing in our God and all that He is doing to redeem and restore people. We continue to rejoice in what He is doing and the awesome privilege we have to share His greatness with one another! Next month marks a milestone for FMM – it’s our third ‘birthday’ – and what an amazing three years it’s been! We’ve seen so very many people drawn into corporate worship through the Biblical meditations and shared testimonies we’ve received. And it’s caused us to join the angels in rejoicing over all those whom our blessed Lord has delivered out of the kingdoms of darkness.
I’ve been soaking in Ezekiel 37 lately, contemplating that valley of dry bones and our Lord’s question, “Can these bones live?” I’ve been thinking of that in terms of the ‘dry bones’ of faith we see across the earth in our day. Do I really believe that nothing is impossible for my God? Can they live? I feel such a sense in my spirit that we are on the brink of a mighty outpouring of His Spirit as He meets the lost and needy in their greatest hours of despair and hopelessness.
Has He not promised, “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’” (Isaiah 65:1 NIV)
Let’s keep our eyes on Him alone and our hearts pure before our Holy God. And may He continue His refining work among us. Be blessed as you read this month’s mail… I sure have been!
In His Love,
Your sister Nancy
FROM OCEANIA: Thank you John, It was awesome insightful and powerful booklet.
[NOTE: There is a large area in the Pacific Ocean known as Oceania which contains many islands in the South and Central Pacific. Since we’re receiving more mail from that area, I’ll start using Oceania rather than lumping them in with Asia or Australia.]
FROM THE CARIBBEAN: Hello teacher John, I do not know where to start from for thanking you? You have brought hope to my life that has been without It for __ years old. I found this booklet called God continues to separate light from darkness when I made a trip to _____. I am still here at a place called _____ and I will be back at my original home at _____ two months from now. Please thank you and continue praying for my life to grow in knowing the true word of God. Yours in the Lord,
FROM THE MIDDLE EAST: Shalom John! Hope you and your family are doing good! It was a miracle blessed by the book entitled Who Is Being Revealed in Scripture. I am happy to see you on the picture. Love to hear from you!
FROM THE MIDDLE EAST: Rav John, I thought of you and your family today. Thank you for your hard work. I was given some copies of (who is being revealed in scripture, and, more Exodus revelation of God’s living word). When I came across your website today, these truths has maintained and sustained my walk with Messiah. And so thank You! for what you are doing. You are a source of great encouragement to a great many!
FROM AFRICA: Shalom to you Dad and your family in Omaha. Your daughter and my Big family are doing fine in the Lord. We had fasting prayer about two days ago praying for our families and our teaching ministry. May the Lord bless you and your sacrifice in the work of God. Yours daughter,
FROM THE MIDDLE EAST: Brother John Marquez, Over ___ booklets were distributed freely out to our people last night by people who are working as _____ in our country. I immediately looked at your picture and knew that they are Follow me ministries booklets. You are doing a wonderful job for the Lord. Please your materials are very helpful to me and my Church where I belong. Peace and grace.
FROM AFRICA: Hi brother John, We used all the $___ FMM funds you sent for printing cost only and we had thousands of booklets printed out. This time our booklets are needed to go into the world to save billions of souls who are dieing without hope. Thank you sister Mary for being close to John in your life and service for God.
FROM AFRICA: Greetings from people who have heard about you in _____. In short, The Lord prepared you and Mom Mary from the beginning of your life. Thank God that he brought to you brother _____ together to accomplish the work He called you to do. Keep up the work Dad until end!! In His service,
FROM EUROPE: Dear Dad… Surely the hand of God is upon your life. None can know that you are you and few pilots team in the work that has grown up to the interior parts of the world. Can you greet for me Nancy and others in the pilot group please. I wish to have my own wings then. Thanking you for the teachings. I have a very good team that is working for it.
FROM EUROPE: Hello servant of God. We received your books from _____ and we are thankful.
FROM AFRICA: Dear Dad… My wife and Me have not forgotten the time we were put in jail because I accepted the true bible of Jesus Christ – Messiah and I will not in my life. The FMM at _____ it is expanding with __ branches. The time I started, I started alone with your teachings. See now how fast the congregation has grown. I know God has a reason for me to be here among people have a different doctrines and faith. Your booklets are doing a good work in Africa. People from different faith cannot allow you to enter at their homes but the printed book can be accepted. I have seen that working here. Praise God that the printed booklet it is sowing seeds everywhere and accepted by our people. Thanks.
FROM AFRICA: Dear Dad…. We are going to share in celebrating the birth of Follow me ministries – Africa on _____, 2014. This will mark to be the Anniversary. I wanted here to thank you for the far we have come together with you. I know I will never be able to accomplish this ministry without you and your partners! So I thank you for all you do to make this teaching ministry a successful witnessing tool of salvation, encouragement and empowerment to the nations! I pray you will continue to be as encouraged by me as I am by you! Thank you once again for helping me these __ years to build an effective ministry that I pray will do greater works for the Kingdom in the coming years ahead! I will send you an update regarding this event. Shalom! Son
FROM THE MIDDLE EAST: Shalom teacher John! We count it a blessing and an honor that you sent last week your good teaching booklets to _____ my home. I will continue to tell others about you.
FROM AFRICA: Dear Rav John. I received the best books today through a friend in _____. Thank you very much. I only wished that I could thank you in person and shake your hand. A brother in Christ,
FROM AFRICA: Hi, I visited your office here at _____ and was given a book called God Continues to Separate Light from Darkness, and other booklets as a gift. I felt like a kid opening a present at Christmas once it arrived. The booklets are amazing. Thank you all for what you do. You truly are amazing. Thank you so much.
FROM AFRICA: Hi, The office at Africa, received today through _____ FMM books that will be distributed out by tomorrow. The $____ funds that _____ received were spent all to pay for the printing. We are very thankful for you and the work you are doing. Amen! May the Lord bless you with many doors open for you! Shalom.
FROM AFRICA: My dad Pastor John, Blessings to you! More and more, more, more people are interested just to learn Israelite roots and attend Messianic library here at _____. Please can you fill this library with all things that will help the body of Christ to grow? Think seriously about it. Yours,
FROM AFRICA: Praise the Lord Dad! I went on a short travel, but I am glad to be talking to you again. Thanks for the funds. Since the need for our teaching materials continues arising, I used all the funds for the printing cost. Yesterday and today only, there were ___ people who visited with a request for our materials. I trust in the Lord that all is well, and the Lord is blessing and proving his faithfulness and might at all times. You all are in my heart and mind, and prayers. We thank you for your sacrifice in teaching the word of God. A Son in Yeshua,
FROM AFRICA: Dear brother John, God is good! How is Mary? Greet her for us please! The printing cost exactly $___ was paid today by _____ and hope the books are right now at _____. Thank you so much. We care for your work and love you.
FROM NORTH AMERICA: John, I wish that this message, which is printed in your booklets, will be directed to all men and women with their children around the globe. The teachings bring the light of God and challenge the deceit of God’s Word that was brought into the world by religious traditions. They make a false picture of who God is and what it will take to be a believer. The truth is that being baptized, church membership and speaking in tongues, will not save, if one still lives in disobedience and sin.
FROM AFRICA: Dear Dad, Me and my husband we come from a poor background. I lost both of my parents at __ years old. Somebody took me at her family until I was __ years old. The same case with _____. We are both orphans and _____ came to know that I was an orphan after our marriage. think God had His purpose in putting us together as one. The Lord reminded us…And we have been with this orphanage since ____. Yes! I have my own family but, felt that there are children who is more unfortunate than our children and we committed to help care them. Love them and give them hope for their future days. We build a temporary house that they called their home.
We are thankful in the Lord by leading us to the open hands of faithful men and sisters in both Follow me ministries and Adat HaTikvat Tzion congregation. We can’t know how to thank you for the help of food medicines to this poor orphans. We are very much thankful for your great concern for their lives. Currently, there is a strong need…__ orphans are suffering from diabetics and needs medicines, HIV/AIDS Positive are __ in number and also needs our help. Food they eat like, rice, maize flour, wheat flour, cooking oil, vegetables, milk and fruits. We also provide them with school teachers, school supplies etc. Mostly, I am with the orphans while _____ is taking spiritual care of _____ there at _____. I write again today to ask If there will be somebody somewhere who can buy even one tablet for this poor orphans who are dieing out here. Thank you Dad once again for pouring your life for the sake of the Good news of Jesus – Yeshua. We love you all and never ceased to mention you in our prayers. Your daughter,
[NOTE from Nancy: There are a many in our FMM family around the world who are faithfully caring for the less fortunate in our midst. It’s further testimony to the faithfulness of our God and His ever present help in our times of need. John’s response to this request for help follows.]
Dear daughter…I will do all that I can to spread the word here concerning all of your needs. As you know, it is our practice to look to Almighty God and trust only in Him and His Covenant Faithfulness and the Perfection of His Finished Work. That is the Treasury from which we draw in prayer to Him.
We do not operate like other ministries that solicit financial support and continually beg for money and play upon the guilt and emotions of other people. We only have one God. And we proclaim that He is All-Sufficient. And so we look only to Him.
Because we do not advertise ourselves, we are not well known. And because we do not solicit funds, there are times when we do not know how God will provide for us and meet our needs. But even though we often do not know how God will do it…HE ALWAYS DOES IT ANYWAY…in His own timing and in His own ways.
So at this time, I and the FMM pilot group will take you and the orphans and all of your needs to Him. We will intercede and praise and glorify Him in the certain knowledge that He will never leave or forsake us. And we will wait upon Him to respond.
I know that because you actually live with the orphans and see and hear the great need day and night, what I am saying may only seem like empty words and unconcerned lip service. But beloved daughter, there is no emptiness or falsehood in our awesome God. He is more real than anything else. And His faithfulness and ability to care for His people is infinite and He knows no limits. He is Real and True and Almighty and always Present. So when we come to Him in prayer, it is something very real and effective that is much more than empty words. I’m sure you know that. And I know that you could and should be my teacher. You could show me much concerning true spiritual faith and how it works in real life.
When I have funds to send…I will send them…not only for the printing costs, but also to help with the care of the orphans. And when I do not have the funds…I will continue to intercede for you before God. Please know that I never forget about you. You are always in my heart and on my mind… In His never-ending Grace, Dad
Then I went to the pilot group meeting and several of the members had previously felt led to bring some checks for FMM. So I wrote back to _____ to let her know what the Lord had done…and then she responded to what I said…
Dear daughter…I want you to know that Father was answering my prayers for you even before I went to the pilot group meeting this evening. The Lord spoke to some of the people before the meeting and told them what He wanted them to give to FMM.
So tomorrow, I will deposit the money in the bank and send what was given to _____. So the orphans should receive the blessing from God very soon… God bless you dear daughter. Do you see what I mean about the Perfection of our awesome God? In His Love, Dad
DAD, HALLELUJAH! PRAISE THE PERFECTION OF OUR AWESOME GOD!! YES! THE ORPHANS WERE MORE THAN HAPPY WHEN I READ YOUR EMAIL TO THEM IN THIS MORNING. REALLY, HE IS OMINPRESENT IN EVERY SITUTION. I AM VERY MUCH ENCOURAGED IN MY SPIRIT BY READING YOUR EMAIL. GOD IS GOOD IN ALL TIME! I LOVE HIM! I LOVE YOU! AMEN! YOUR DAUGHTER,
FROM AFRICA: Dear Dad… Thank you so much. I am glad that you helped the orphans. $____ will be sent to the orphanage and the rest $____ will be for printing cost. The common disease here that kills more people is malaria that is caused by mosquito which is plenty here. So _____ will use the funds to go and purchase all medicines for malaria, Mosquito nets, diabetics and HIV/Aids medicines for the affected orphans. She will also purchase something for them to eat like rice, sugar, cooking oil, maize flour, beans….and fruits. Kindly, be blessed indeed! Your son,
FROM AFRICA: Dear Dad, Good evening! I`m writing from _____ to know how mom is doing? Thank you for the uplifting message! God bless you dad! In Christ,
FROM NORTH AMERICA: Dear brother John, I am freed and out of prison. Thank you for your prayers. I will send my testimony to you soon.
FROM AFRICA: Dear Dad, Peace and blessings! This is amazing grace! Praise God that He continues to provide for this very poor orphans. Thank you again for more support of $____ to the orphans you sent today. Be blessed by the following verse-: When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. (Deuteronomy 24:19, NASB) Love,
FROM AFRICA: Shalom Achi John… Toda Raba! _____ forwarded the $____ that he said were from Adat HaTikvat Tzion congregation to help in printing Adat materials in Africa. Please we appreciate…! Thank you for helping us and making all this progress possible!
FROM EUROPE: What a great site. Love all the information you have here. We are looking to print and share these teachings with others.
FROM AFRICA: Dear Dad, We praise God indeed for you and your family. We remember you and your inspired revelation work of writing books every day! We had a good Shabbat service yesterday and every member sent greetings to you and mom. We love you very much. In Him,
FROM EUROPE: Rabbi John, I went through your website once again today and I was amazed by the great testimonies from Timothy letter and families letters. May you, your team and everyone who reads about this marvelous work being done be blessed with Jesus blessings.
FROM AFRICA: Dear Dad and Mum, I wanted first of all to thank Father who leaded us to be able to be a part of some many joyous, life-filled Follow me ministries is something truly I consider a great blessing in this life time and the life to come! I am so happy that the LORD continues to have us in your heart, thoughts and prayer! You are right…We have never met but It is amazing that our spirits know each other pretty well. Anyway, If God willing, I am traveling to visit you in 2015. I still thank God each day for our 3 years Intimate relationship with you and I can not forget here to appreciate you for pouring your heart to us and for taking your time, and attention to teach me the deep secrets of God, caring and supporting us in Africa. Thank you and everyone there for being obedient to the voice of God… Yes! His return is at hand!!
In as much as the world is in increasing turmoil, we at Follow me ministries and Adat HaTikvat Tzion congregation urgently feel the need to continue reach out with the gospel message of Yeshua through our website and also the printed materials. The scripture provides the full prophecy of the end of the age – which is virtually upon us. In almost all ways – politically, physically, morally, and environmentally, the world seems to be literally imploding – collapsing on all fronts; volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, tidal waves, monsoons, global warming – wars and rumors of war, etc. It is becoming worse on a daily basis.
We are living in the last days of the last days. This is our time to prepare the people in the world to be ready for his return, when he will come to gather his “sheep”. Matt.25. Time is running out and God’s patience is coming to an end for this planet and its lawless inhabitants. Since the Lamb of God allowed himself to be persecuted and crucified and shed his blood unto death — the very blood of God himself; blood that covered the sins of men for all time: on the condition that they accept Yeshua God’s only begotten Son, as Lord and Savior; since his miraculous resurrection and ascension to heaven, for the subsequent nearly 2000 years, Yeshua Messiah has continually knocked on the door of man’s heart. He said in Rev. 3:20 “I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with me.”
Indeed, there are billions, billions of people who have not answered His knock, it is now time to lead these souls to answer him and receive His forgiveness and eternal life. That is our heartfelt and most sincere prayer.
I and _____, we are total orphans (No Dad or Mum) _____ was raised by somebody who was not even related to the family and I was raised by my step uncle who also took me to school. Therefore, both I and _____ we feel happy to call you Dad and Mum and this is exactly what you are to us. We understand the cruel pains an orphan is passing through and we are touched. My wife was trained as a _____ by profession and currently, she is teaching in and heading the orphanage. She was also trained in another course of learning signs for deaf children. Inside the orphanage, we are caring for blindness, deafness disability. Once again, may the Lord bless you and thank you for your love! Bye by now! With much love,
FROM AFRICA: Dearest Dad, Receive warm Sabbath greetings from _____ Africa. We are few but growing. _____, is always close to us through phone and email communication. We thank God who brought us to the hands of servants who care about us so much. However, the children of the late _____ have not forgotten and will not in their life for your love and support you freely provided to us! The Bible encourages us that there is not only life after death, but eternal life so glorious that “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, came to the earth to give us this gift of eternal life. “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Your faithful son from _____ Africa,
FROM NORTH AMERICA: Dear Pastor John, God has something good going on in your ministry. Printing the booklets for teaching is a good idea. Many blessings to you man of God!
FROM NORTH AMERICA: Hi to you and Mrs. John, your teaching is very special and unique. You are a blessing indeed to many in the world.
FROM NORTH AMERICA: Brother John, You are water in the desert!
FROM AFRICA: Hello Dad, We wish you a blessed Sabbath day! Shalom,
FROM ASIA: Dear my Pastor John, I`m your daughter from _____. Your work on the website has touched and changed my heart. I do not know if Nancy has her own email so that I can thank her for what she is doing especially posting 2nd Timothy letter. Actually, I have been following and indeed blessed. Nancy my sister, please help me your email address. There are many here who would like to share their testimonies. Pray for me and my family. We desire to be a part of your work. Bye!
FROM ASIA: Dear Marquez John, I received a bag with ___ copies this morning and I wanted to thank you and everyone who worked until this booklets reached us here at _____Blessings all!!
FROM AFRICA: Hi, God then blesses the obedience of his people and the world around us is drawn to a loving God when they see our being obedient. Thank you John for all you have been doing to build the body of Christ. Your ministry continues to change small and big, in Africa. God bless you! God bless FMM. Yours,
FROM AFRICA: Dear beloved friend and Dad….. Throughout the Bible, the Lord reminds people to tell all generations of their LORD’S wonderful works. The Follow me ministries family in Africa is so excited to be a Part of what that means..
We are pleased going to preserve the memory of how God has worked in changing our lives through your powerful message since this ministry was birth in Africa about 3 years ago. We are a ministry that has a strong vision as well as sense of identity to build on for the future. It will be a good time that we shall take a look back to rediscover how Follow me ministries Africa came into being and how it has grown and changed billions of lives over the 3 years.
We believe as we celebrate next month this will give individual members the opportunity to join Follow me ministries as a body of believers who have been blessed by the Lord. It will also be a wonderful time to benefit from gifts of the people. Please, may I hear about your thoughts! Your servant and son in the Lord,
[John’s reply]: Beloved Son…it is right and good that you plan to use this third anniversary as an opportunity to proclaim the Lord and all that He has done on behalf of His beloved Africa…it will be a benefit and blessing to our current FMM Family members to gather and remember and celebrate and thank God for including all of us in this wonderful work. We all need to be reminded and to ponder…that God has chosen to call and include us and placed each of us within this miraculous ‘invasion’ of His Light…into demonic Darkness and His Righteousness and Salvation into the realms of Sin, Death and Desolation.
Our whole Family needs to be reminded of this…as well as the people that are all around us that are not yet part of what God is doing in our midst. This Scripture text comes to my mind as I write to you:
“At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s portico. But none of the rest dared to associate with them; however, the people held them in high esteem. And all the more believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number, to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on any one of them. Also the people from the cities in the vicinity of Jerusalem were coming together, bringing people who were sick or afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all being healed.” (Acts 5:12-16)
Because of what the Holy Spirit was doing with those early Jewish Messianic believers, all of the Jewish people around them were deeply stirred and affected and drawn to those disciples. What was happening was new to them, and they did not know what to make of all they were seeing and hearing. But they were drawn and attracted to God…who was obviously with them and working in their midst. They were drawn because the disciples of Yeshua gathered regularly to celebrate, rejoice and proclaim the glories of their risen Lord and Redeemer. And, at their testimony concerning His Son and because of the Authority of Yeshua’s Name, God responded with supernatural Power. He did this because the disciples were proclaiming His Son’s Resurrection, Father continually testified to and endorsed and affirmed the Reality and Presence of His Son and backed His claims and His Truth with Power that no unbeliever could deny. And that is how the body of believers grew and spread more and more…and now we see it continuing to this day.
Your anniversary celebration will be good. It is right and just to give glory to our awesome God because He truly has been wonderfully gracious to us and has done marvelous things from the moment we began to follow the call of His beloved Son. All of this is about Yeshua and what He has done on our behalf. We are enjoying the fruits and benefits of His suffering on our behalf…and now we can thank and exalt and glorify Him on this wonderful occasion…
…And many other people will see and hear the celebration…and realize how hungry and needy they are. And they will begin to want what you have, and seek to know what you know…so that they too can have cause for celebration and joy and gratitude…and the peace that comes from knowing our beautiful Lord in all of His Perfection.
It is time dear Son…to give God the Glory and Credit He so richly deserves. It is good to remember all these things as a Family…as one Body…and to draw everyone’s attention to the One who is our Head and our Life and our Joy.
I, and the Family members that help me, will be praying for all of you. We will ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit and cause you all to overflow with God’s wisdom and insight and ‘strategy’ concerning what He wants to do in you and through you, to make this celebration a time for which everyone involved will thank and praise God…forever.
Please keep us informed concerning your plans, as the Lord reveals them to you. I anticipate that FMM Africa is going to grow and multiply…and God will bless you with increased favor and notoriety and ever-growing influence and support. With all my love, Dad
FROM AFRICA (REPLY TO JOHN’S MESSAGE ABOVE): I’m so much encouraged by your email. I will share this good email to _____, _____ _____ and others. I will send more information regarding our plan. Thanks. Son
FROM AFRICA: Dear brother John, We started printing the _____ translation today…then __ more translations. Thanks a lot.
FROM AFRICA: Dear Dad… Thanks once again for your good thoughts. We appointed today a committee of people who immediately started to plan everything regarding this anniversary. The anniversary is scheduled to be exactly the date God put us together as one family on _____. We plan to write into booklets your testimony as Follow me ministries founder and how God connected us and more things.. (print copies and distribute). The venue of this event will be at the _____ here in ______…(we will advertise.)
We plan to send invitation letters to everyone in Adat/FMM families in Africa, to our friends and the people in their communities. We will also publicize our anniversary. There will be a guest speaker. Foods. Kindly, we need your continued prayers and advice! I will myself take everything on camera picture and then send it to you. Shalom,
FROM EUROPE: Rev John, The Lord has more blessings from your teachings. I wish you’d plan a visit to _____. Keep the path for writing.
FROM AFRICA: Dear my Dad, _____ is a blessed man. He recently was connected with people through the _____ who currently help him to translate Follow me ministries teachings into different spoken languages of the world. Last week the printing company was given some selected teachings to print and into the following languages [For the family’s safety, the languages are not published here. Nancy]
These teachings that has been translated then printed into booklets and waiting to be collected are:
1. The depth of relationship God offers to His own.
2. The life is in the blood
3. Arena of testimony
4. Dancing life as revealed through Joseph
5. Naked before God
6. Intimate union with God on his terms
7. The war between light and darkness
8. God prepares Moses to face the Impossible
9. How Moses was trained
9. How sin must be mastered
9. Only after death can resurrection appear
10. Yeshua in the life of Joseph
11. Rebuilding our relationship in the one Another
12. The glory of resting and abiding in God’s perfect word
13.The essence of man’s relation to God
13.Renewing our minds-the awesome mental pipeline
14. Do you have oil in your lamp
The teachings are being translated into __ languages and they are waiting to be collected from the store. Thanks for the good work. With His love,
FROM AFRICA: Dear our mentors Nate Rav and John, FMM Information Center has been one of the places that is well recognized as a learning and growing experience about Messianic spiritual journey!! Thank you John and Nate for your commitment service in the Lord. Keep the messianic path in teaching. Yours daughter,
FROM AFRICA: My dear Dad, Shalom to you and Mum! How is your Dad, Katie and Frank? Please extend our greetings to them all. The people of Africa consider you to be most gifted. You have made a difference in the lives of many through your teachings. The confidence of heaven is in the scripture. It is all about God and His glory! I have learn’t that the growth of any ministry should be rapid where Jesus is the gardener and the Holy spirit the dew from heaven. Be blessed! Son