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Stairways Newsletter – December 2015



“We can now enjoy true and lasting peace with God, all because of what our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, has done for us. Our faith guarantees us access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory!” Romans 5:1b-2

Dear Stairway family,

brian-candice-DecWe hope that you’re having a wonderful Christmas season this year! This is our favorite time of year! We have a lot of fun things coming up on our calendar. We just celebrated our anniversary this week and have several Christmas celebrations coming up with family. We’re praying for you all, especially those of you who have no close family or have lost loved ones just recently. We’re praying God’s comforting love blankets you with His peace!

Lately I’ve been pondering the events surrounding the birth of Christ, our savior. I’ve Been thinking of all the uncertainties and life-changing surprises that took place for everyone involved. Just imagine; Elizabeth, pregnant in her old-age, Mary, pregnant and not married and no cozy inn, home or hospital to be found for the birth of our savior, children being slaughtered and Mary and Joseph having to flee for their lives to Egypt. So much upheaval around this world-changing event that altered all of history! I believe that we about to face some major events on the horizon.

And the Lord said to me,

“Get ready for plenty of surprises this next year! Things will be changing around you, but you must hold tight to me like Mary in the garden (Jo. 20:17) and you will be fine. For I am the God of breakthrough and I’m coming to make your election and calling sure! I have taught you how to abide in my glory and now you must walk in that place of communion with me. For there are changes coming, some pleasant and some not so much, but you must not walk in fear for I will be with you to strengthen and uphold you. And I will have my way in the whirlwind (Nahum 1:7) I will be there to walk you through it.”

And last week I dreamed about the Urim and Thummim. The Urim and Thummim was the decision making tool that the high priest used when he didn’t know which decision to make for Israel. And the Lord said, “As you’re thrown into the changes you will need to make some adjustments, but have no fear for I am with you and I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Is. 41:10 And He said, “You don’t need a Urim and Thummim anymore. You’ve got me!” The will of God for us today is a relationship found in our great high priest, Jesus Christ. And He puts His desires in our hearts as we commune with Him. We worry too much about a place when it’s more about our relationship with Him.

When we’re in His presence and walking in relationship we will hear from heaven and be lead where the shepherd leads us. In His presence is where we must stay. In His presence is fullness of joy. As we walk as one with Him we’ll walk in His ways because He is working in us to do the things that please Him. Then we can be assured that His will will be done in our lives.

And the Lord said,

This will be a time of many decisions, but choose faith. Some may choose to give up under pressure, but you must choose me and choose peace.” (Habakkuk 2:4)

As for the proud one, his soul is not right in him. But the one who is right and good will live by his faith.

“And after you choose faith you will walk in My peace which yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness in your life. For those who trust Me for a good outcome will go from worrying to a joy that knows no limits! For glory will accompany the believers, the trusters and the hopers.”

I had a dream years ago about a huge whirlwind coming. And to some it looked like a cloud of destruction, but to the believer it was a cloud of glory. We’re living in the day of the whirlwind of His glory. God says the glory of the later house will be greater than the former. It will be more glorious! Sometimes we just need our perspective changed.

Romans 5:1b-2 “We can now enjoy true and lasting peace with God, all because of what our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, has done for us. 2Our faith guarantees us access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory!

And in another dream Last week I saw people who choose to believe God in all their circumstances and they were given wings and they all began soaring like eagles above the earth. (And part of the word I shared last month fits right in here, so I’m posting it again.)

And God is raising you up as a new generation full of passion and full of life. And you won’t get bogged down with the things of this earth and you won’t look around you to see what others are doing and what others are saying, but you will walk in your identity as a lovers and as sons and daughters of God able to ascend and soar above the problems of this world!

Is. 40:31 “For those who wait upon the Lord will gain new strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not faint.

No matter what a day brings our Lord is so in love with us! I’ve awoken morning after morning actually feeling God’s overwhelming love for me and for you! I can’t even begin to tell you what a wonderful feeling it was! He is so for us! And no matter what you’re facing today He’s watching over all that concerns you! I proclaim over you the spirit of an overcomer! You will rise and not fall and God will bless and keep you in all your ways! Amen!

Excited about our TPT Bible School and our January Philippians class. There’s still time to sign up! Click the picture above to go directly to our new website for the school (
Tentative TPT Bible School Schedule Jan. 14-16 Philippians- Pasadena, CA , William Carey Campus May 12-14 Romans- Albany , OR

June 9-11 Acts- Brisbane, Au, River of Life
June 13-15 Colossians – Brisbane, Au, Glory City Church
June 16-19 Galatians – Sydney, Au, Jubilee Church Aug. 23-25 Ephesians- Calgary,CA
Sept 15-17 1 & 2 Timothy- New London, CT
Oct. 13-15 John, Atlanta, GA

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The newest books out for purchase right now are “The Story of Christmas“, “Come and Behold Him: Advent Devotional“, “The Story of Jesus and His Love for You” (small copy of John), “The Sacred Journey” and “Mark“. Currently we are working on 2nd Corinthians and have sent 1st Corinthians off to the publisher. And “Miracles In Your Wilderness” is still in process. Brian is trying to find time to add some more to it. Please pray for this long awaited book to finally be finished!




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Dr. Simmons is the author of numerous books that promote the redemption and reconciliation of the nations through Christ and extension of His kingdom. His bestselling book, The Journey of the Bride, has been translated into Korean and French and has now been reprinted as The Sacred Journey.
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