Rory Synoground Ministries International

Dear Partner and Friends,

Pastor Rory Synoground
Praise God.  Thank you for joining with us in being a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   Your prayers and financial support of this ministry are making it possible to complete the vision God has given this ministry.  You are important to us and to this mission.  

"Consider [Jesus] that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds."  (Hebrews 12:3)

Your very life depends on what you focus on.  What has your attention?  The Word of God says that we are to look to Jesus, we are to consider Him, not our circumstances, problems, or the latest gossip that is swirling around our circles.

Discouragement and weariness try to work their way into our lives through all the pressures, bad news and gossip that surrounds us every day.  It is the very spirit of this world, that demonic spirit that works in the children of disobedience (Ephesians 2:2), that tries to get our attention off the Word of God by bombarding us with negative reports and lies.

In 2 Corinthians 4:4 we read; In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”  That is Satan’s objective. He is the thief that has come to kill, steal and destroy. (John 10:10) He wants you to look at the storm that you’re in, instead of considering Jesus.  If you do this, you will begin to lose your freedom.  You will begin losing strength. You will be drawn away from the very One Who has delivered you from that storm and has given you the victory. (James 1:14)

 When you don’t focus on Jesus, Who is the Word of God, Hebrews 12:3 tells us that you will "be wearied and faint in your minds."  Jesus put it this way in Mark 4. He said that when the cares of this world enter your heart, they'll choke His Word and cause it to become unfruitful in your life. When you allow the cares and anxieties of this world into your thinking, it will bring with it discouragement and weariness.

Your faith is the product of the Word God. If you are looking at the storm, instead of Jesus, Who is the Author, Developer, and Finisher of your faith, your faith will wither and die, it will become unproductive. 

You see faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17).  In 1 John 5:12 we read where “Faith is the Victory that overcometh the world.”   We need our faith in order to overcome the storms of life. We need our faith to be in full operation for us to stand against the strategies of the devil, who roams about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he can devour (1 Peter 5:8).

We need to keep our attention on Jesus.  If we allow the enemy to pull our attention away from Jesus, from the Word of God, we are headed for disaster.

So what can we do to stop this chain reaction of discouragement and weariness?

Look to Jesus! Look to the Word of God. When we allow gossip, bad reports, and cares into our heart, discouragement sets in. We lose strength, we take on negative attitudes, and weariness begins pulling us away from our Father. When this happens, we become easily defeated.

 Keep your focus on Jesus.  He is your hope.  He is your Joy; He is your Redeemer. The word “consider” in Hebrews 12:3 actually means to intensely observe fully, until you understand, and come into agreement with.  

So, to win, to overcome, to do the impossible in life, we must keep considering Jesus. We must intensely observe Him, until we agree with His Word in our heart.  

Consider Him instead of the cares of this world. Consider what God has said, instead of what the world is pressuring you into thinking.

Be moved by the thoughts of God, instead of the enemy’s thoughts.  Let Gods thoughts become your thoughts, by keeping your attention, and focus on Him!

Get your eyes off the circumstances around you and onto your heavenly source. Do not be afraid you're going to lose everything. God is your Source, not the world. He can take care of you regardless of what happens around you.

If you've gotten weary, and discouraged lately, begin to turn your eyes onto the One who can and will make the difference. He is Faithful. He is your Freedom; He is your Answer to anything this world attempts to throw at you. So, look to Jesus, and experience His goodness manifest in your life today!

Once again, I want to thank you for partnering with us in being a prophetic “Voice of Freedom” to the world.  I will continue to pray Psalm 91, Ephesians 1:13-23 and Ephesians 3:14-21 for you and your family as well.  I declare you blessed and highly favored of the Lord.  

Your Partner in Ministry

Pastor Rory Synoground


Rory Synoground Ministries International / / 1110 24th Ave SW Austin MN 55912

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