Miracle Baby Oscar

Miracle Baby Oscar

Ben and Christine write…

We started our journey to become parents about a year after we were married knowing we faced male factor infertility. We soon discovered that I also had some unexplained fertility issues including endometriosis and poor egg quality.

Initially we were solely focused on the medical support through IVF and trusting that our doctors knew best. But after a number of biochemical pregnancies both Ben and I realised there was more to it then all this. Both being active members of our Christian community and a praying couple we just felt deep down that one day we would be parents and felt God’s promise of this. And after a few years of seeking we discovered Nerida’s book and ministry website and we learnt all about God’s Plan for Pregnancy.

We began attending the Saturday meetings in Pennant Hills which strengthened our faith and knowledge that through Jesus’ finished work and God’s promises we would have our child.

Early in 2014 we went through an IVF cycle and things were the best they had ever been as we entered the 8 week scan I was nervous, but quietly hopeful. Unfortunately at this scan they couldn’t find a heartbeat and told us that was it and I should expect a period to start in the next week. We refused to accept this at the time, and went into Easter praying and hoping for a miracle. Unfortunately, after a few weeks although I hadn’t started bleeding it was clear the baby had passed and I would have to have surgery. Which ended up being the week before Mother’s Day.

This was a dark time, as it was the furthest we had ever gotten and it took us both a few months to get over it. We decided to give it one more shot early this year (2015) and this time I went into it all, just placing it into the Lord’s hands. To be honest there is nothing Ben, I or the doctor, nurses etc can do, only through our faithful God was it possible.

Overall, I would have to say that cycle was the best we have had in the 10 years we have been on this journey. Not only do we have our beautiful son, Oscar to show for it, but even the doctor was surprised at the overall result we had.  But we know it was through Jesus’ finished work and God’s promise to us that it was all possible.

Unfortunately or fortunately the story doesn’t completely end there. In the third trimester of the pregnancy I began having issues with my blood pressure and ended up on medication. At 35 weeks and 4 days I had a really bad pain in my chest which sent me to hospital where we discovered I had a condition known as HELLP. For both mine and the baby’s sake he had to be delivered early the next morning via Caesarean Section. Although it wasn’t the best delivery, I know the Lord intervened and was with us here too. Ben was working away and arrived just in time to be prepared to come to theatre with me and see the baby when it was born and after a slight complication with a bowel obstruction following the surgery, by the start of the following week I was back up and beginning to come off my blood pressure tablets. At this time I learnt that HELLP is life threatening for both baby and mother and in my case the midwives and doctors at the hospital were rather concerned for me as they watched my condition change on the night I went in. I on the other hand, trusted that the Lord would see both my baby and I through and now we are home and about to enjoy our first Christmas with him, I can attest that God was with us that night and throughout the many weeks that followed.

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New Life News March / April 2016

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New Life Ministries Newsletter March / April 2016 Edition.

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Miracle Baby Charlotte

Charlotte

It seems only fitting to be writing our testimony on Easter weekend. Jesus died for us, which means ‘it is finished’ infertility and miscarriage are finished. The sin of sickness is finished. This notion of ‘it is finished’ took a long time to move from a ‘rented’ notion to an ‘owned’ notion in our hearts. We had read Nerida’s book on God’s Plan for Pregnancy, listened to many testimonies and had such great faith however we had not ‘owned’ this idea of Jesus dying on the cross that we will no longer walk this painful journey of barrenness. Today at Easter, Jesus died with our sins and with the sins wronged against us- being infertility. He triumphed over the death that sin causes.

We were the couple that got married young, travelled all over the world together, have great jobs and had the ‘five year plan.’ We were going to have children after five years of marriage. Life had been easy for us, our faith was ‘strong,’ but had actually never been tested. We had never been through a storm in life. Life was black and white. When people had hard times we thought they needed to pull themselves together, stop showing weakness and look at the glass half full. We didn’t understand pain and we certainly had never put our faith to the test.

In 2013 we got told that we had a male factor issue that was preventing us from falling pregnant. However our faith was strong, we were going to fall pregnant naturally and we were just going to have to be patient and test this power of prayer that we had been telling others about for years. After a year nothing had happened, month after month heartache and diminishing faith. We kept telling ourselves all we need is mustard seed faith. People were praying for us endlessly and prophecies given that people see us with children in our future. These were little bits of hope that we hung on too but heartache and frustration accompanied.

Until May 2014 when the miraculous happened, we fell pregnant naturally. No intervention needed- we did it, God did it, and the rest will be history…. After praying, declaring exodus 23.26 ‘none shall miscarry or be barren,’ tragedy struck. Our storm was not over and the realisation that it’s about to get more difficult. We miscarried at 8 weeks. This didn’t make sense, as there was no female issue, I was perfectly healthy. We just needed to ‘get pregnant.’ We were angry, our hearts were aching, and we just couldn’t understand why God ‘would allow this.’ Then the realisation happened that we still did not honestly understand or believe that ‘it is finished…’ Through this pain of losing the pregnancy we developed empathy for people that we never had for others. This real understanding of loss and pain and anger with God and the world allowed our hearts to soften to the heartache that people go through with unanswered prayers and desires for their lives. This miscarriage made us get stuck into literature and bible verses about suffering. Made us ask the hard questions, does God allow and even cause suffering? No simple task to get your head around. We had listened to numerous sermons on this before but never had the depth of pain to allow us to really think about this question and make an attempt to answer it.

By January 2015 we were full of faith again and knew that it was our turn. We were prepared to accept some medical intervention, as we felt convicted in our hearts that this too is part of our journey. Our hearts were convicted that Jesus took away our sins at the cross-including sickness and bareness and something in our faith journey had shifted. We were determined that God wanted us to feel this deep joy that comes from parenting. The bible speaks of this joy in psalm 113:9 and psalm 127:5. We had been reading about it for two years now. We wanted this joy!

We started attending the God’s Plan for Pregnancy Support Meetings run by Nerida and her team. We attended the February 2015 meeting and that month we fell pregnant. We believe that at that time and at that meeting we had grasped that Jesus died to take away our sins of this world and that we will be parents. With a positive pregnancy test came relief and joy that were indescribable but then the panic and immense anxiety kicked in. We were petrified of losing this pregnancy to the point where it was robbing us of the joy it brought. I would spend hours on end in prayer and declaring life into my womb. Then the devil reminded me that I had prayed and declared last time. Look what happened? I knew I needed a prayer warrior in my corner, someone who would pray against this anxiety. Nerida became that person. She prayed for ‘a boring pregnancy’ for me to carry to full term, to not have morning sickness and for great enjoyment in this season. I got that all and more. I loved my pregnancy and whenever the fear crept in I would phone my prayer warrior and we would get on top of this doubt.

I do believe Jesus carried us through the nine months in small ways through people and moments that others may see as coincidence but we saw as faith nuggets from heaven. For example, every time we went for a scan when we were driving to the scan or even in the radiology the same song would come on. When we had our scans the same people who scanned us when we had a miscarriage scanned us this time, which my husband said God told him He was ‘rewriting the wrongs of the past.’ Many times when we needed to be reminded of God’s promise of Exodus 23- we saw a rainbow to remind us that God keeps his promises.

We did not know the gender of our baby until she was born and it was the best surprise of our lives. Our beautiful baby girl arrived in November 2015 safely and it was a day we will treasure forever. The deep deep joy that we have felt for this baby girl is indescribable. When she is niggly at 2am we rejoice and sing praises of thanks to God that we get to do this because of His sacrifice. Our daughter is such a gentle soul and is an answer to prayer is many ways. We named her Charlotte, which means ‘free man.’ We only knew the meaning after we called her Charlotte, as my husband just loved the name. After we realised the meaning, we thought that it was very appropriate as she is here because we are ‘free from sin and sickness’ in this world. We are ‘free men’ because Jesus died for us. This is what Nerida says throughout her book.

We are aware that other people are still on this journey and many people may think two and a half years is not that long to wait for a baby but it was the longest wait of our lives. It was a lesson in patience, faith and how strong our marriage was. We were brought to our knees constantly. In a world where we can pretty much have anything and satisfy our instant need for gratification, this was the one thing we could not get with our own strength.  This journey has brought us to know the intimacy of the perfect and mysterious plan that our Creator had when he sent his son Jesus. We have truly and deeply got to know Jesus through walking the highs and lows of life praising him all the way through. We have a better marriage and are more in love as we held each other’s arms up in prayer when the other was weak. We were encouraged to be like Aaron and Hur holding Moses hands up in battle. We needed to hold each other’s arms up in prayer. We are so grateful for the support of family and friends who cried with us, prayed and declared life with us, and most of all believed it would happen for us. We are also thankful to Nerida’s ministry for guiding us through this season. We would love to be prayer warriors for others if you require prayer.

In closing if there is one word we can use to describe our journey and even now in parenthood is GRATEFUL. Grateful to Jesus for dying on the cross, grateful we get to be parents to Charlotte and even grateful for the storm that we have come to know Jesus more deeply and our faith strengthened.

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FAQ 27 – How do I know when God is Leading Me?

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FAQ: I have prayed and asked God for a sign or to tell me what to do next in my journey but how do I know when it is actually Him leading me?

Sometimes the answers we seek are obvious or are already clearly outlined in God’s Word so we simply need to apply wisdom in those instances. If however, things are not clear then I have outlined some keys to help you to grow in learning how to hear and be led by God.

It’s Simple – Let God’s Peace Rule & Reign!

“For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace…” Isaiah 55:12a

I believe when making important decisions or knowing which path to take when there are different options, the answer can be as simple as allowing God’s peace to guide you.

For example if you make a decision on something but have what I call “a check in your spirit” where you have an “inner unrest” or “uneasiness” then I would suggest you pull back and seek God for further wisdom before you proceed.

If on the other hand you do have an “inner rest” and peace regarding that decision then continue. The more you learn to how to let God lead you the more confident you will become, so it will be easier to trust when He is leading you in a certain direction.

How to let God’s peace lead you

1) Confusion is not from God!

For God is not the author of confusion but of peace…” 1 Corinthians 14:33a

Confusion, fear, anxiety and worry are never tools used by God to lead us. These all come through worry and stress. They can also come when we over analyse our situation, take our focus off God or when we allow our natural circumstances to overwhelm us.

The antidote to confusion is simple! Jesus is the Prince of Peace  and the wisdom, understanding, revelation and power of God. Therefore, the answers you’re seeking and the peace you need are not coming from your own understanding or from an external source because God’s Kingdom and Spirit are already resident within you.

Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”  Galatians 4:6

Don’t allow confusion to rule any longer! Cast your cares and don’t worry, be anxious or over analyse. Learn how to be still in His presence and draw from His wisdom and understanding so God’s peace can rule and reign instead.

2) Don’t go by your own feelings, thoughts, understanding or emotions!

We need to learn how to discern the difference between the voice of God’s Spirit and the voice of our own natural man and understanding. The problem is simply that we don’t know how to discern the difference between them. So we need to learn how to look beyond our natural thoughts, feelings and emotions.

When I was first learning how to discern God’s voice and leading my emotions and thoughts were all over the place. But over time I discovered that the voice, peace and leading of God are spiritually discerned, not naturally understood. In fact I’ve found that when God’s reveals something to me it is never by my natural emotions or feelings. I’ve learnt not to rely on them or be driven by them. This was important for me to understand because there have been many times in my life where my natural responses were contradictory to how God was leading me, so i have had to quieten my natural thoughts and understanding and look past my natural feelings and emotions by not allowing any fear (negative responses) or excitement (positive responses) govern my decisions, and let God’s inner peace lead and position me in His rest instead.

3) Start Small

If time permits start on smaller things that aren’t urgent or super important to you. We all need to learn how to grow in this area, so begin with day-to-day or simple things that may not be so dear to your heart. This is important because when we are desperate or in an emergency situation it can be difficult to discern God’s peace and leading if our thoughts and desires are in the way.

This journey will not be like a one off race that will need to be won but a lifestyle where we continue to learn and grow in our relationship in the Lord so we can continue to trust when He is leading. So take one day at a time and keep your focus on Him and most importantly enjoy the journey!

4) Learn from Hindsight

We can all learn, grow and gain wisdom from hindsight. One way how we grow in this area can be through trial and error. It does take time to learn how to discern the difference between our own thoughts, the opinions or advice from others and from those that come from the Father. If we are honest with ourselves I’m sure we’ve all faced situations that we can look back on and see where we have (or may not have) correctly discerned God’s leading. While this can be exciting when we experienced a breakthrough or positive outcome, it can be painful when we didn’t experience the outcome we desired. If this has happened don’t allow any feelings of failure, guilt, or shame to condemn you. Also don’t focus on what you could have (or could not have) done or on the outcome but only focus on the solution! Fix your eyes on Jesus. He is the author and perfecter of your faith and He knows your pain and what you are going through. Spend time with Him and allow Him to reveal Himself to you.

5) Be Kind to yourself

We are all learning and growing so don’t put too much pressure upon yourself. Don’t place time restrictions on your faith because that rarely works! Find other believers who will encourage and support you in your journey without judgement or condemnation. Know that your Heavenly Father is not judging or condemning you either. His love is with you and for you always.

We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37b-39

6) You are not alone!

I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. John 14: 16-18

You are not an orphan but a child of God! You are not alone because God will never leave nor forsake you! When Jesus finished His work on this earth, ascended into Heaven and sat down at the right hand of the Father He then sent His Spirit to help you. His role as the counsellor is to reveal Jesus finished work and your inheritance to you and help you every step of the way.

“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:25-26

And finally….

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. Phillipians 4:6-9 NLT

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Miracle Baby Eden

Miracle Baby Eden

Dear Pastor Nerida, My name is Addisalem from Ethiopia-East Africa. I was married for 5 and a half years and didn’t have a child. I started watching your video on YouTube end of 2014. After two months, I got pregnant and last year November, the Lord blessed us with a baby girl. We named her Eden Temesgen. I thank God for His hand up on you and used you to reach many people like us.

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Healing Testimony

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The price has been paid and the victory ALREADY won for you!

Vanessa from the Uk writes,

After listening to Nerida’s Audio Messages and reading her book, It is Finished  a few times she explained and went through what jesus has done for us and the victory we have in him what he did on the cross. She said how Jesus paid the price for every sickness that we can face in this world, and by faith by trusting in him we can experience healing in our life.

I put this to work in a swollen gland I had under my armpit and normally when I have these they are painful and last for weeks but when I realised jesus paid the price for this too I did not submit to it and spoke over the lump and commanded it to leave my body in jesus name. As soon has I did this my lump felt like it slightly decreased in size and after about 5 days still speaking over it and not submitting to it, it completely vanished from under my arm.

I would just like to thank you Nerida for all your resources and helping me to realise all about the nature of jesus, I could not live without jesus in my life now and it has completely change my whole life learning about him daily. I thank god for leading me to nerida. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Nerida!

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How to Look Past Your Natural Circumstances

Discover how to look past your natural circumstances to see your miracle

How to Look Past Your Natural Circumstances

Discover how to look past your natural circumstances to see your miracle.

Whenever we face certain situations in life it’s very easy to become overwhelmed by all our natural symptoms, fears, diagnosis or circumstances. When this happens we can become trapped in the natural realm and see no way out of our situation. This can then prevent us from being able to connect with God and hear from Him. In this message you will discover how to overcome your struggles in this area. You will also discover how to CONNECT with the Father so He can show you how to make use of the Promised Land He has provided for you!

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How to Overcome the Voices of Doubt

How to overcome the voices of Doubt

How to overcome the voices of Doubt

We all have different voices that speak doubt into our lives and distract our attention from what we know to be true in God’s Word. When we are believing God for a breakthrough these voices can sometimes work against us because they cause us to become trapped in our thinking so we see no way out of our natural situation.

In this message you will learn how to face, replace and overcome your fears, doubts and other ‘voices’ so that tJesus voice is the only one that matters to you!

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2016 Support Meetings

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God’s Plan for Pregnancy Support Meetings – 2016

Come along and discover God’s Plan for your Conception, Pregnancy and Childbirth! You’re also welcome to join us if you would like to discover more on Jesus finished work in healing!

Save the Dates!

  • Saturday 27th February
  • Saturday 28th May
  • Saturday 27th August
  • Saturday 26th November

Details

  • Location: Pennant Hills Uniting Church. Corner Boundary rd & Bellamy St, Pennant Hills
  • Time: 10am-12:30pm
  • Cost: No Charge! Offering box is available for those who would like to support this ministry!
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God’s Plan of Redemption for Mankind

Do you want to know God’s will, Plan and purpose for your life? You will discover this when you understand God’s Plan of Redemption for mankind. In fact, knowing this is the Foundation to understanding the answers to most questions that believers might have.

God’s Plan of Redemption of Mankind

1) CREATION – God created ALL THINGS to be good. He also created mankind to be fruitful! Sickness, disease, infertility and miscarriage did not exist because God did not create them (Genesis 1:26-28).

2) THE FALL – Barrenness and all of its causes are consequences of the fall. Death entered through sin (Romans 5:12). This is the reason why many are suffering today! We live in a fallen world, with fallen men and there is an adversary.

3) REDEMPTION – God sent Jesus as the solution and He redeemed mankind from the Fall, That’s right! Jesus was the LAST ADAM that came and redeemed mankind from everything that the first Adam brought upon us. The price has been paid and the victory already won for you. The PROVISION has already been made available. God has done all the work and He now wants you to freely partake in and make use of it.

4)  ALL BELIEVERS – have been equipped and empowered with the SAME HOLY Spirit who empowered Jesus. The same Spirit of power that enabled Jesus to heal the sick and who also who raised Jesus from the dead now dwells within you (Romans 8:11). So you now have everything you need in Jesus to be able to walk in victory over any sickness or infertility issue.

5) NEW COVENANT – We have everything we need through Jesus’ finished work and the ministry of the Holy Spirit to walk in victory over barrenness!  If we are not seeing this manifesting in our lives it is NEVER because God has stepped in and is withholding the healing blood of Jesus or preventing it from outworking in our lives!

Want more information on this? read more on my blog post on “God’s Timing” here –http://hannahsvictory.com/blog/2010/09/22/gods-timing/

Always remember that God CANNOT take back what He has already freely provided!

Romans 11:29 in The Message says: ” God’s gifts and God’s call are under full warranty—never canceled, never rescinded.”

It is also important to know that God does not choose who to bless or who not to bless because He does not show partiality or favouritism. This means what God has provided for us is freely available to all who believe in Him.

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