Stairway Newsletter – July 2016 – His Glorious Palm Tree

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Dear Stairway Family,
 
We’ve really been blessed in all our travels. The Lord’s gracious favor has been poured out upon us, over and over. It’s always so good to see so many of you wherever we go! Thank you for your love and for being a significant part of all we do!
 
In my dreams for this month I’ve seen many, many new moves. People moving into new buildings (not necessarily physical new buildings, but new as in different). Also seeing many people getting out on the road for the first time and wondering if their car (a symbol for ministry or life in dream language) will hold up.
 
This is what I hear the Lord saying,
“I am the God of the new and what was once sufficient changes over time as Holy Spirit moves from what was to what is ready to be!” This is the month that many around the world are in the midst of the beginning something new and fresh. Many of our plans come with expiration dates. When we see God moving on, it’s time for us to move on too. Many of our old ways of doing things will not suffice and will not work in this new season. God is passing out fresh new blueprints. There’s a fresh new fragrance is in the air! Many are stepping into new territory. You’ve not been this way before, but He has. He’s gone before you and has mapped it all out for you. And His plan as it fully comes into view is too beautiful for your loftiest imagination right now.  And He’s leading you step by beautiful step into it!
 
At times you will only be able to fall into His loving arms. For there will be times that you will feel like you’ve come up against a wall. And when you realize you have no strength and feel that you have lost your way I see Him lifting you gently up and over. And when you are on the other side you must take time to stop, wait, look and listen and you’ll hear His song. For His Voice will lead you forward into beautiful and more spacious horizons. For He has equipped you and is launching you into greater realms of His glory. To know and be known of Him.
 
And in knowing Him you will find your greatest peace and greatest hope to move forward. For in that place you will encounter His heart & be kept safe in your journey forward. So don’t be afraid to try new endeavors and to stop those things that have run their full course. For Holy Spirit anointing is moving from what once was to what is ready to be!
 
And I hear the Lord saying that you are His glorious palm tree.
 
Psalm 92:12
“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon.”
 
2 Cor. 2:15
“Yes! Look how you’ve made all your lovers to flourish like palm trees, each one growing in victory, standing with strength!”
 
The Lord says,
“I am making my people rooted, fruitful and fragrant. You are a Psalm One people. Nothing will be able to move you from the brooks of bliss for you are firmly planted there & have refused to walk in the ways of the unrighteousness. For you know your calling. And it’s a calling to soar with Eagle’s wings to soar above the status quo & above the thinking of this cruel world. For yours is the calling of the highest & He has called you both higher and deeper at the same time.”
 
And your hope reaches up into the heavenlies and your anchor has found its Hope in the Holy place anchored to His mercy. You have a hope that is both strong & unbreakable, holding your soul to God Himself and fastened to the His mercy seat and to His heart. Hebrews 6:19
 
And your roots have gone down deep, for you operate in my love. Love has been your sure foundation.  And the Lord is now taking your love to a new dimension. For God is knocking off everything that does not look like love.
 
And any problems you face will only be bumps in the road that God will use for good. For He is the redeemer God! He is making your house, your ministry and you over into a more glorious vessel. Whatever the enemy tries to use against you for evil God is going to use for good. God the redeemer sits in heaven on His throne and laughs as He opens up a new broader path of victory for you.
 
And your fruit will be huge like the grapes of the promised land for He’s giving you the faith of Joshua & of Caleb and everyone from all around will see your fruit and hear of your fruit and will come to taste your fruit because you are an overcomer. For the Lord says that by your fruit you will be known.
 
And you will also be known by your fragrance. For you walk in His aroma leaving His fragrance where ever you go and through the trials you suffer the fragrance will only increase
bringing you out into an even greater expanse!
 
So say goodbye to the past.  It has no future for you!
 
For you are lovers of God & troubles, pressures and problems will not keep you away from Heaven’s love.
Ro. 8:35 TPT


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Aug. 23-25 Ephesians- Calgary, CA
Sept 15-17 Philippians – New London, CT
Oct. 13-15 John, Atlanta, GA


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BSP TPT logo1st & 2nd Thessalonians is our next project and when we get time we still want to get the “Miracles In Your Wilderness” book out.

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    • Dawn Nolen
    • September 27, 2016

    I have just begun reading the Sacred Journey and I must always have Kleenex next to me while reading!!! After only 3 chapters in the book the Lord has already touched my heart in ways that I have always longed for but apparently was to shut down to experience!!! This will be a daily read as long as I shall live here on this planet!!! I have thought of many others that I will be blessing as I send copies of thiese fabulous writings by you and your wife!!! You both are a God send!!!

    Love and blessings,
    Dawn Nolen

    • Theresa Germain
    • August 18, 2016

    Hi Brian and Candice!

    I was at Hearts on Fire Ministries (Calgary AB) when you were there I think about a year ago? I was sitting in the front row right beside both of you. You also came to Southside Victory Church for one night on request of Holly Wiens and I was sitting up front beside you. Well I just want to tell you that I have read all the tPt books of New Testament (and Psalms too!)that you have translated so far and I’m so looking forward to Letters of Love in Nov along with the new “I Hear His Whisper” devotions. They have transformed my life as I so look forward to God’s Word now as I spend time with Holy Spirit and Jesus in the secret place! The revelation of His passionate love for me so comes through in the tPt books. I’m falling more in love with my Jesus! I am also currently reading “The Sacred Journey” and WOW! I am overwhelmed and in AWE of His relentless pursuit for my love! I bought a copy for my friend in Victoria to read along with Song of Songs (tPt) which I have also read. I’m thinking of having a Bible Study in my place (never done that before!) and inviting women in my Condo Apt building! I’m thinking of doing the online tPt Ephesians Bible school as the format for my first Bible Study. I haven’t bought it yet but I think it would be a good start to have the women watch this and then we can a group discussion afterwards. This is new territory for me but I want to spread His passionate love to those in my sphere of influence! Your July newsletter speaks into this for me! God bless the both of you exceedingly, abundantly above all that you could ask or imagine.
    I miss you and love you both so very much!
    Theresa

    • Wow, Theresa! So good to hear from you! And thanks for your encouragement with The Passion Translation. We hope to see you when we get to Calgary the end of the month!!

      I think Philippians may be even more perfect for the Bible Study, then Ephesians, but either way your gals will love it. So exciting to hear about your ministry and what you’re doing to help others. Bible Studies are fun!

      See you soon dear friend,

      Brian and Candice Simmmons

    • Leigh Strickland
    • July 15, 2016

    Hi, my name is Leigh Strickland a missionary in Panama and lived in Wichita, Ks for about 30 years. My husband and I attended Spirit Life Ministries and Church (Pastors Jerry and Ruth Wickline), as well as, Living Word Outreach(Pastors Bubby (Matthew) and Dena Hudson) who loves to share the Passion Translation with us. We were released to go to Boquete, Panama about a year ago. We had already sold our house, downI have sized and by August after an exploritory trip knew this was where God wanted us. We packed and shipped a container in December and were here the first week of January. We both got involved with the needs of the refugees from Cuba, Congo, Pakistan and others that had ended up in desparate straits. My husband also baked cookies to suppliment our income, and make contact with the Light of Jesus in the marketplace as there are many “gringos” and visitors in this area. We also do a lot of volunteer work through our church and at Global Food Providers. Four weeks ago my husband had a massive heart attack and was ushered into glory.
    I found your article through Elijah List and it encouraged and gave me so much hope for this new season of my life. Thank you so much.
    Blessings in the Name of Christ, Leigh

    • Leigh, we are sorry to hear about your husband.

      It excites us to know a fellow Wichitan is in Panama. We’ve to Boquete more than once, that’s a beautiful area of Panama. We do hope we can meet you sometime when you are back in Wichita. We do travel alot, but would do our best to have time with you. Many blessings to you dear one, and thanks for your awesome ministry to the Panamanians! Love from the Simmons

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