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Team Seasoned Heart, based in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, provides financial support as well as training teams to carry out missions in cooperation with Restoration Village Project, a Christian ministry to Kilgoris, Kenya. Team Seasoned Heart’s Kenyan mission trips include training youth leaders, ministering to widows, orphans and prisoners, and providing medical care.

We are privileged to carry HIS heart to East Africa from a base in Kilgoris, Kenya.  We invite you to, above all else, pray in agreement with the Holy Spirit for HIS purposes for this region and the people.  While we see God as our Source, there is the principle of the Sower and the one sent to the Harvest field and the blessing to both.  We invite you to come alongside of us and sow financially into the ongoing Harvest. 





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Taking a Beating

11/11/2020 9:15:00 AM BY Zachary J. Hunter

Taking a Beating

By: Zachary Hunter

 

            What a season this has been.  We’ve been warring for the future of the nation and the world, to bring His kingdom to Earth.  That has been exhausting enough for many but now we have the Aftermath.  If we thought that the warring part had prepared us for the Aftermath, then I believe we now stand mistaken.  During the warring we were calling forth God’s plan and desire and fighting against the enemy’s plans to stop God’s plan from happening.

            Now God has already declared victory and is ready to loose his armies from heaven, complete with decree from His courts.  Warring now is agreeing with the victory and the enemy’s plans have changed.  Instead of trying to stop God’s plans before they could come to fruition, he is now trying to steal God’s victory.  He (Satan) is using the most underhanded tactics available and all of them illegal.

            Another change and the one I want to focus on is that now Satan is coming after us directly.  We feel unease, fear, pain, confusion, and even strife.  Gone seems to be the peace and conviction we had during the previous session of warfare.  At least this has been my experience during this time.  I didn’t feel personally attacked by the enemy during the war for the nation, but I certainly do now.  At times I felt like I was watching my entire family crumble and dissolve.  It seemed no matter what I did it meant nothing.  We are to keep our eyes on God and to speak life yet all I can seem to do is fail at those things.  If I am honest, I was ready to give up because I felt so beaten.

            I would wager many of you feel much the same though part of me hopes I am wrong.  The fact that we are feeling so attacked is in some ways a good thing.  Winston Churchill is quoted as having said, “You have enemies?  Good.  That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”  We cannot stand for something, such as God’s kingdom on Earth without making enemies; spiritually and physically. 

            Beatings are also part of any fight.  Unless you are a black belt, and your opponents are all untrained trash if you get in a fight you will get hit.  At least some martial arts even make this part of the training.  Skill without endurance is useless.  Don’t be discourage and don’t feel shame over it; Jesus took such a beating before carrying the cross to the hill that he collapsed.  A man from the crowd had to be ordered into carrying it for him.

            Instead the fact that the enemy is now attacking us so directly is a good thing (yes, I just said that).  This is one of those curious cases where the more something (Satan) comes against us the more we know we are doing the right thing.  Satan also knows that one of his only hopes of winning is if God’s people, in their entirety, give up.  Since this is war I will use a war analogy; in the last season we were commanders at various levels getting the strategies and tactics from our commander in chief (God) and giving them to the troops who went into battle and claimed the victory. 

With victory secured the now defeated Satan went into guerilla warfare, striking and fading into the background.  His new objective is to try and take us out so we cannot relay the orders or pass the messages.  In this way he hopes to disrupt the chain of command, causing chaos and confusion and leaving an army directionless.  If he can do that his spies can literally steal our objective right from underneath us because we will not be in position to stop him.

During this time, our relationship with the Father is even more important as he is the only refuge we will have.  He is the only one who can grant us peace and rest from this assault.  Like any army we need to have rest from battle to recover and prepare for the next fight.  Often this is done by rotating troops, giving those who were on the frontlines some time away while fresh or rested troops take their place.  Eventually those troops will be sent back to the front, but they will be in a better state to go there.

What I am saying with this is know when to take the time to rest in Him.  Resting is not giving up; it is rotating from the front to recuperate than going back into the fight.  God is in control and knows what we need.  More than that He wants us to come to him, to get rest and shelter just as much as he wants us to war for His kingdom.  If you find yourself in the same place I was (watching everything close to me falling down around me) please take some time to rest, get His peace back and put what is important (such as family) in order than head back to the frontlines.

2020: American Presidential Election and Aftermath

11/4/2020 8:15:00 AM BY Zachary J. Hunter

2020: American Presidential Election and Aftermath

By: Zachary Hunter

 

          The American presidential election: an event held every four years.  It is an important event for us as we pick the person who will guide us for the next four years.  This year is special however and is far more important than previous elections.  According to the prophets this election will determine the course of the next 20 or so years.  If we choose God’s policies, and we are voting on His policies, not personalities than we steer the nation towards redemption.  If we do not, or we choose personalities over policies then we head for damnation instead. 

            I’m not here to tell you who you should vote for this election or who is the right candidate, especially as this will come out after the election.  I know who I believe to be the right choice and as of writing this word I have already voted.  What I am telling you is the stakes; we are in an Isaiah moment where we either redeem or doom our nation.  Know that I am not afraid, whatever comes for I believe the Lord will protect His people if they align with His will.

            The time leading up to the election is perhaps the first time I have ever been aware of a kingdom battle, a war, fought for this nation.  For those who do not know my faith has always been that I believe God exists and I had welcomed him into my heart but have done little more than that for most of my life.  Having more radical faith in him and working to become the best servant I can be is a relatively new thing to me.  I say this because I am sure there have been many wars in the heavenlies, but I have not been a part of them, and this is the first time.  I believe, as does my mother Hannah that the battle had been decided and won the day before the election even happened.

            This one I was active in and I am exhausted.  The rest of today, the election day I intended to rest and prepare for what comes next, but God gave me strength and a word.  Our part in the election is over; our part in what comes next is now beginning.  As I said I believe the battle has been won and God’s policies will take hold in our nation again.  With that victory comes another set of battles; what mom has taken to calling the Aftermath.

            All through this year the enemy has opposed God’s will, attempted to shut down and destroy his people.  Nothing new there of course but this year has been more intense and overt in their attempts to do so because God has been preparing a greater comeback than I have ever known.  When this happens the amount of land taken, souls saved will be so immense that we cannot even fathom it and will be recorded in heaven as one of the greatest victories of all time!

            That is why this year has been so intense; the enemy does NOT want to see this come to pass and he is ramping up his ploys to stop this victory.  He is using the strongholds of this nation to try and destroy any opposition to his will by those who would do His will.  The media, both news and social, the medical field via Covid, abortion clinics who murder the future and even those who are meant to be fighting against injustice in his efforts to destroy us.

            This where the Aftermath comes in; with God’s victory in the election the enemy will increase further his attempts to stop Him.  We will likely see renewed violence, more lies spread via the media and even legalistic attempts to halt God’s plan.  All of this sounds a bit doom and gloom doesn’t it?  Well let me turn the tables a bit and tell you that there is hope.  We will have to be vigilant and active, but hope abounds for our God is a god of hope!

            The enemy will ramp up his plans, but God will not sit idly by; He will push back.  As people gather to commit violence per Satan’s plans there will be those who will go out with the love of God in their hearts and push back.  As the media spreads more lies and the legalistic try to use everything in their power to halt what God has set in motion there will arise those whose voices will ring with truth.  Truth will push back at the lies and legalism.  

            It will likely be grueling and a campaign that lasts for months but take heart.  God will not allow what He has set into motion to die and when it is over, for eventually it will be over, the future will be bright.  Through Him and for Him we will have secured a better future for decades for our nation.  Revival, truth, and His word will become part of government and laws once again.  And it gets even better!  It won’t stop here.  From here it will spread to other nations across the globe and we will see God’s kingdom on the Earth through the nations.  Mind you this is not the 1000 year kingdom, as awesome as that would be but this is going to be a physical manifestation of His kingdom that, for a time, is going to make our world a better place.  For that to happen, we have to fight for it.