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Partner Letter

Partner Letters from Dr Allan Bagg

Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter September 2016

Dear Partner


John writes in his letter in 1 John 3:1-4 (NIV),

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!

Lavished means poured out generously. Paul also writes in Romans 5:5,

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Poured out here literally talks about the Love of God “flooding” our hearts.

It is one of the most amazing revelations to come to…just how much God loves us. The enemy wants to put all kinds of pressure on us to make us doubt that God would do anything for us, never mind give us any attention because of how we must have disappointed God.

Jesus prayed in John 17:20,

I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word…

That’s you and me! He goes on in verse 23-24,

I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. 24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

God, our Father, loves you as He loves Jesus! That is huge!! And He loved Jesus before He ever said, “Let there be light”. In other words, Father loved you before you were born!!

That means He loved you before you gave your life to Jesus, before you ever started going to church. In fact, He loved you knowing that you and I would sin. That’s why He sent Jesus for us…John 3:16-17,

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

We could not do it without Jesus. Now that you have given your life to the Lord…don’t allow the enemy to steal the truth that God still loves you. Believe His Love! John continues in his letter…1 John 4:16,

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

God IS love…water IS wet. Water comes with wet…no wet = no water.

God does not just show love, or just have an emotion called love…HE IS LOVE!

If you have water on you, you are wet. If you are born again, you have God in you…you have Love Himself in you. And in His love for you He has saved you…even when you sin!

That’s why John wrote in 1 John 1:9,

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

What is left after unrighteousness is cleansed away? Righteousness! Knowing we would still fail at times, He has given us a free gift of access right back to Him. He never leaves us nor forsakes us and we have every right to receive our forgiveness. Not based on how we act or feel, but based on His love for us.

Receive and BELIEVE His love today…say this out loud, “Father I know you love me. I love you because you love me. I receive your love and I believe your love. Thank you for loving me!”

Janine and I love you dearly and pray for you every day.

You are blessed…and loved!

Jesus is Lord,


Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter May 2016

Dear Partner

If all we had for our information was the media and what people are saying, one could be very worried. It seems that there are so many serious problems in the world today…wars, political turmoil, financial stresses, serious diseases, lawlessness, corruption running rampant…the list seems to go on and on. I heard someone ask the other day, “What next…I feel so helpless?”

The good news is that the media and the fears of people are not our only source of information. We have a much higher report. Jesus said in John 16:33,

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

Yes, we may see these things happening around us, but we do not allow them to affect us. If you are born again you are in Jesus and in Him you have peace.

Not only that, Jesus has given us authority over circumstances. He told us in Matthew 16:19,

And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven [authority], and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

We have been given the responsibility for ensuring that the will of God be done on this earth...and Jesus said that we do that through prayer (Matthew 6:10). Now, more than ever before, I hear the Holy Spirit calling us to take up our places and to bring our part in praying.

Someone may say, “But I don’t know what to pray for”.

Paul told us in Romans 8:26,

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Notice that he said we do not know what we should pray for as we supposed to. That is because very often we allow our worries and concerns to influence what we say and ask for. We think we know what the solution should be and can very likely pray incorrectly contrary to God’s will.

However, when I allow the Holy Spirit to guide my prayer, I pray His perfect will. He knows exactly what needs to be said and will prompt us with these prayers in our hearts. Paul teaches us that these intercessions are with groanings which cannot be uttered. In other words, they are not an intelligible human language. This talks about praying in your heavenly prayer language, or praying in tongues. He wrote in his letter 1 Corinthians 14:14-15,

For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit [tongues], and I will also pray with the understanding [my earthly language]. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.

If you are not yet praying in your heavenly prayer language, find a spirit-filled believer who is and ask them to pray for and with you to step into this wonderful way of praying. The Holy Spirit already lives in your heart…all that needs to happen now is to receive by faith.

As we pray under His guidance, we are praying God’s perfect will and He is able to answer His own prayer that He has given us to pray on the earth.

I believe that as Christians around the world unite this way, we will see the forces of darkness pushed back and a great outpouring of God’s Spirit fall on multitudes as revival sweeps this land.

You and I together are in partnership to see multitudes hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and to come to Him as their Saviour.

And remember, we pray for you this way every day!

You are blessed!


Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter March 2016

Dear Partner

This is the season that we remember THE GREATEST gift EVER given to mankind. When our loving heavenly Father, in His great mercy, reached out to us and gave His only Son to be propitiation for our sins. We read in John 3:16 that this was an outpouring of His love,

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

There is no greater demonstration of love. Jesus said in John 15:13,

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

Not only did He lay down His life for us, He paid the supreme sacrifice for our sins. So much so that, because of His awesome love, we were raised to life and seated with Him in heavenly places. Ephesians 2:4-6,

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

This is the Gospel message. We are now a blessed family of God called to be a blessing to the nations of this world. Galatians 3:8-9,

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.

Paul told us in Galatians 3:13-14 that this was what we received when Jesus went to the cross for you and me,

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Our greatest calling is to be able to take this great Gospel message to the world. Paul encouraged Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:8-9,

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, 9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.

Together we are able to do this. We may not suffer the same way that Paul did through beatings and imprisonment, but sometimes people may try to make us seem foolish for having chosen to walk with Jesus. WE WILL NEVER BE ASHAMED!

Know this…you chose to follow Jesus…He called you with a holy calling. Not only that; He gives you the grace to walk in His purpose.

That’s why we are called together in partnership…to walk together as one. To uphold each other in prayer. To support the work of God where someone else might not be able to. Through your seeds of love we are able to continue more powerfully than ever before.

Janine and I love you dearly and pray for you every day. I know that you are strong in the Lord and power of His grace manifests in your life in greater and greater measures.

Let’s always remember…no matter what we are going through… He endured more than we could ever imagine because of His great love for us. There is no greater love!

You are blessed!



Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter February 2016

Dear Partner

What a privilege it is to be alive today. The psalmist writes in Psalms 118:24 (ESV),

            “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

No matter what the enemy has tried to do to bring you down. No matter what went wrong yesterday, it is a new day. We read in Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV),

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

If we would learn to trust the Lord and to receive His abounding grace, we have a new opportunity every day to walk in the bounty of His goodness. The devil would love to remind you of your past. Yet God has a greater instruction in Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV),

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

That speaks of Great Provision in the middle of lack. In praying for this new year I heard the word of the Lord for our partners;


I believe the Lord is wanting to do a quick work. What would have taken ten years can happen in one. What would have taken a year will be just a few months. I see months becoming two weeks! We read in Amos 9:13,

“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, “When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.”     

Look at the same verse in the New Living Translation,

“The time will come,” says the Lord, “when the grain and grapes will grow faster than they can be harvested. Then the terraced vineyards on the hills of Israel will drip with sweet wine!"

I really like the way it is written in the Message Translation,

"Yes indeed, it won't be long now." God's Decree. "Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won't be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills."

We have all faced some really serious challenges. But like Paul wrote in Philippians 3:12-15,

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Let's keep moving forward with great faith. In expectation make room for great growth! Remember the words of Isaiah 54:2-3,

“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. 3 For you shall expand to the right and to the left.”

My mandate from our Lord is to teach you the Word of God for you to prepare your gear for great accelerated growth and provision. I am excited to see what is about to take place in your life.

As you sow your seed this month, declare, "This is my year of GREAT PROVISION – GREAT ACCELERATION - GREAT GROWTH."

Janine and I come into agreement with your confession. We still pray for you every day and are expectant to hear your awesome testimony.

Remember, Life is a choice - choose Life.

You are blessed!




Posted by on in Partner Letter
Partner Letter December 2015

Dear Partner


What an awesome year this has been! We have heard testimony after wonderful testimony of how our awesome God has delivered so many people. I remember at the beginning of this year when I announced by the Spirit of the Lord that this would be a year of great victories; I realised that victories come with a battle. And the Lord prepared us. Remember Jesus told us in John 16:33,

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

He warned us that we were going to experience challenges, but to not allow that to steal our joy. We were to remember that He has already overcome the world. I believe John recalled these words when he wrote in 1 John 5:4-5

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

If you are born again, John included you as an overcomer! Maybe someone said, “I don’t feel like an overcomer”. That’s the awesome thing. It does not depend on our feelings or even our ability. John went on to say in verse 5,

Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God? That qualifies you! Now all we need to do is step into that victory. How? By faith (1 John 5:4).

I don’t have to feel it or even see it. Remember Hebrews 11:1,

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

All we need to know is that God has said it. Again, Romans 10:17,

 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Jesus said it. His witnesses confirmed it by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God has declared you an overcomer. Your and my responsibility is simply to believe it and to say it with our mouths. Paul taught us in 2 Corinthians 4:13,

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.

That’s the attitude of faith. Regardless of my circumstances or the lies that the enemy is throwing at us…we declare that we have the victory in the Name of Jesus.

Paul also wrote in Romans 10:8,

But what does it (the righteousness of faith-vs 6) say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach)

We boldly declare The Word of Faith. God said it…I believe it…I say it. That’s the process. That is our victory. Then stand firm and not be swayed. We continue doing the work of the Lord according to 1 Corinthians 15:57-58

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Let your seed this month be a declaration of victory, a celebration of our Lord’s mighty grace, a demonstration that you are standing strong and abounding in the work of our Lord. I am excited to hear your testimony of victory.

Janine and I love you dearly and pray for you every day.

You are blessed!

Jesus is Lord,


P.S. Our Television HD upgrade is going well. I believe we have the full supply in the Name of Jesus!

Look out for our great “new look” programs coming up later in the New Y

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