12.21.23 | by Sandy Newman & DeeAnn Ward


    The picture for this letter suggests movement. When we observe dates on God's calendar we come to the prophetic understanding of how God orders our steps.

    We like to say our steps are leading us upward!

    Benjamin is the tribe in the month of Kislev. He was an expert archer, very gifted with bow and arrow. In fact it was written that he could hit the mark in the dark!

    Our words are like arrows that hit the bulls eye even in the darkest of times!

    Characteristics of Kislev: prophetic strategy; the spoken word is powerful; new model of kingdom authority.


    Hanukkah: this festival celebrates two miracles - a military victory and a miraculous supply of oil. On the battlefield, Judah Maccabee ie 'The Hammer' and his freedom fighters proved stronger than their powerful enemy...selah. The temple was rededicated and oil for the eternal flame was multiplied.

    Dan is the tribe in the month of Tevet. He was a watchman and had a forerunner anointing. Things that are out of order begin to manifest. We watch, we're already ahead of it and we execute the plan to redeem it. Come on...

    Characteristics of Tevet: announce a bright future, not failures of the past; see beyond controlling circumstances; on the devil's best day he's still losing!

    Prophetic Insight: Ekklesia Rising!

    Understanding time is key for victories ahead. Time determines activity. If we don't know what time it is, we won't know what to do. Without that information, we will stay caught in a season that God has moved on from. Being at the right place at the right time is not a cute little phrase. It is essential in our relationship with God, man and purpose. Apparently it is possible to be so stuck in an old season and an old way of thinking that we do not know the new has come. Behold I do a new thing. God's about ready to do a "thing." He holds on to the "thing" until: the time for the thing; the people for the thing; the place for the thing are all in alignment. That's the fullness of time. That's right now...Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. The ekklesia must take its place and be the government of God in the earth realm.

    It's the time. We are the people. This is the place.

    The facility we own here in Arkansas City has a large, unfinished space that we've always wanted to remodel and create a large auditorium. The time to begin this process is now and we have begun. We are asking that you would walk with us into this new endeavor. We need prayer and more prayer and more prayer. Prayer that we would get fair bids. Prayer for our architect to design the best use of the space. By the way, she designed the other part of our building. She's anointed for this. Prayer for favor with the city and all the building codes. Prayer for skilled labor to do the work. Prayer for finances. Prayer for DeeAnn and I as we make decisions and seek the Lord's heart. This is all for Him.

    You are a blessing to us. Looking forward to the new year with expectation.

    Exiting 2023 with grace - entering 2024 with great faith!

    Sandy Newman and DeeAnn Ward

    **If you would like to give towards this project and want it to be included in your 2023 year-end giving, your check needs to be dated no later than Dec 31. We can receive it after that date. You can give on line, but no later than Dec 31. Of course if the year-end giving doesn't affect you then those dates don't apply.

    2 Ways to Give

    1. Mail: Destiny Ministries, PO Box 1081, Arkansas City, KS 67005
    2. Online: www.DestinyMinistries.com/donate