Believers who are passionately pursuing Jesus and His kingdom are moving the needle within culture. Those who will no longer compromise, no longer give up when things are challenging, fully engaging in their purpose of showing forth the complete work of Christ on the earth! We are in amazing times and the church is shifting into demonstrating the Gospel of Jesus both in word and action. Will you be a part?
God is completely devoted to you. If you will receive this truth, you will be able to receive the revelation of who you are, a person fashioned to walk in greatness! His devotion is ever present to move you. To transform you. To bring forth the original DNA of God inside of you. You can operate in confidence that God is working through you because you are an extension of Him.
God our Father has demonstrated that He is totally devoted to us, His children. He created us with gifts and abilities, and we have great value in His eyes. And if we are created in His image, we have the same ability to be devoted to Him! When we understand and settle this in our hearts, we can be secure in His love, we will be devoted lovers of Him, and we will be dangerous to the lovers of the world!
The three wise men were the wisest men of their time. Discovering that the Messiah was to be born, they organized an expedition to find Him. They followed His star that led them to Bethlehem, and they pursued until they found Him, worshiped Him, and honored Him with gifts. How could we do any less? We, too, need to: Acknowledge Him as the Messiah / Pursue Him until we find Him / Worship Him / Honor Him with gifts. Time, talent, energy and finances are due His wonderful, beautiful name.
In Luke Chapter 2, Luke describes the angelic annunciation of the birth of the Savior of the world. It did not come to important dignitaries or kings, but to shepherds tending their flocks in the middle of the night.There is a reason why the angel came to these particular shepherds. God is still announcing His gift and plan for all mankind. He is still calling all to come and behold Him!
Honor - the first commandment with promise. "That all may go well with you." (Thrive, be successful, have favor.) Honor is vital in the Kingdom of God - not just for your parents, but all those in authority, your employer, co-workers, all those in your family, in your church. Each individual is crowned with honor by God, and when we honor others, it not only honors Him, it gives access to God's best for your life and your generations. Pastor Rick exhorts us to honor others, focus on the gifts and strengths of others, encourage and edify those close to you, and even strangers. It will make a difference in your life and in the world!
His Mission Statement Jesus quotes Isaiah 61, and declares His mission statement. He begins to reveal that God was restoring His original intent to His children. He always had a plan to restore the order that was in the Garden of Eden. Freedom. Authority. Wholeness. Sonship. Can you hear the trumpet of Jubilee?