1/20/19 Foundations. Tenets of the Faith.
It’s important to know where we are in time. I believe we’re going to see success and growth in this year like we’ve never seen. This is the month of the New Year of the Trees. It’s a time to come into maturity. We believe it’s important to revisit our foundation. It’s important that you know as a believer what you believe. And it’s very important that you know what we believe in this house. If you don’t have the right foundation, you’re not going to be able to stand in this season of knowing we’re in a war season and a year of harvest. The enemy many times in a year of harvest or right when you get ready to give birth, will try to take the baby out before it ever gets birthed.
Not only that, when you’re in a year of harvest, it’s not uncommon that the enemy will try to bring weariness. The Word is the Word and the Word works. And we’re going to have to use the Word of God and we’re going to have to war correctly in this season with worship and warfare. The war of the Word. Worship and Word.
The Lord has given us the now word at Miracle City Global. The church of the New Covenant is the very core, the very epicenter of Miracle City. That is the believers in the body of Christ. We are a New Covenant Church, built upon the foundation of the Lord Jesus Christ. The words the Lord has given us foundationally of who we are, what our vision is about, is Now Worship, Now Word, Now Works. And we are a house, a kingdom center, an apostolic hub to seed, supply and send. To seed you physically and to seed you spiritually. And to supply what you need so that you can come into fullness in your birthright and your destiny.
Healing Healing Healing and Strength to you this morning, because we’re a healing house. We’re a healing house. Say, I’m a healing house.
So in this year of harvest, it says in Galatians, Do not become weary in well-doing, for in due season you will reap a harvest if you don’t give up. One of the things we can know in a harvest season or a harvest year is that one of the schemes of the enemy is to come and wear you down and wear you out so you’ll just want to give up. The Lord is saying, Don’t give up. Do I bring to the point of delivery and not deliver?
Starting today, we are going to take off with our core training in the morning hour. And then over the next three months we will be doing leadership development and training teams. There are people who will rise up in their spheres of authority. For example: Laurita is the leader over Dance, Banners and Flags and she will be gathering her team. We will teach you corporately how to get a corporate vision, a faith vision for your life, for your family, for your marriage, for the ministry. So it’s an important equipping time and you’re going to want to get this.
If you’re going to lead in this house or participate in the ministries, it is imperative that you take the time, if for some reason you are not here, to go back and listen to it on Periscope or Facebook. You’ll have access to it. There is so much happening, not just here but all over, that God is doing. And if you don’t watch you won’t be able to keep up. And I can’t go back and get it for you again.
We’re about mobilizing the body. We’re going to do trainings that will encompass so may different areas at one time, but it’s important for you to be at the training. We’re going to see every person in this body and this core mobilized. We’re also about mobilizing the five-fold ministry. You’ll see multiple teachers come and ministry handed off to people. It’s not just about me doing all the teaching. We want you to come, ready and prepared and equipped.
Our goal is not to just equip you to be part of Miracle City Global. Our goal in leadership training and launching you is so that no matter where you go in the earth to minister, you’ll understand protocol, you’ll understand your foundation. We want you to understand timing. If you will listen, there are things coming forth, backed up with the Word, that will serve you well.
I started leadership training in the 80s and in the 90s at Grace. That church grew to 500+. My function was to teach foundations and train the leaders. That was part of it. Out of that I’ve had all different denominations invite me to come and train leaders and teach on the Holy Spirit and train in the prophetic. Why? Because I’m holding to the Word of God.
I don’t want denomination. I’m thankful for every denomination and restored truth. But when I say I don’t want denomination, I don’t want man’s doctrine. I don’t want what Betty thinks. I want what the Word of God says. I know there are some differences in areas based on belief systems in denominations. I don’t have a problem with that. I go in and out of denominations—Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, you name it. I am called to the body of Christ. I’m going to honor their belief. Some have more liberty than others. Some believe you sprinkle rather than immerse.
There are things that we at Miracle City, I believe in immersion. But I’m not going to split hairs with you over your baptism. It’s an outward sign of an inward work. Our heart and the heart of this leadership is to equip you no matter where you are. I hope you are with us until. But our part is to also send people. And we realize we will send people out of this house. We have people in all different places of relationship with us, however you fit in.
But to go back to the foundations is very important. I want to say, God is Good. He is Good. He pulled all this together this morning. I could have pulled anything out but that’s not good enough. I want exactly what He wants you to have.
Foundations. Doctrines of the Faith.
We are the Body of Christ. And we are a portion of the body of Christ at large. The Lord is about building your core strength so that you can build heaven in the earth. His kingdom is within you. No one can lay any foundation other than the one that is laid. And that is the foundation of Jesus Christ. The foundation of the Church, the very belief system that we hold to, His name is Jesus Christ. There is no other name under heaven to be saved. There is no other Jesus. He’s it. There is no other way to salvation. There is no other way to God. Only through the Son.
God’s Word is our foundation. I have twelve tenets or doctrines or teachings of the faith. If you’re a Christian, I don’t care what denomination you’re in, you will probably embrace at least eight of these orthodox Christianity teachings of the faith. Of course, we have on our list Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit. And there is a portion of the Church that believes that it ceased with the last of the Apostles. We know by evidence and by the Word that that’s not so.
Everything we believe is based on what is written (in the Word). We believe that the scripture is the Word of God. That it is without error. That it’s inherent, it’s infallible. From Genesis to Revelation we take hold of the entire Word of God. If you don’t believe the Word of God and you begin to rip parts out of it, or misinterpret the Word of God, then you have no foundation to stand on.
One of the things that has served me well as a prophet is that from the very beginning, the depth of the Word that was stored in my life is what helped me when I received the baptism of Holy Spirit and power. Because I don’t care how well you hear God, you will hear people say, I’m just all about the Spirit. Well, you be all about the Spirit and you don’t wash with the water of the Word, you’re going to be in a whole lot of trouble. Because it’s going to be about the spirit. And maybe the wrong one. There is no substitute for the Logos, for the written Word of God.
And you as a core people and as leaders and ministers of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, you have to wash with the water of the Word if you want any depth or anything to come out of you. Some of the people in my leadership class said, You’re hard. I said, No. I just want you to live long and strong.
I liked this. You see the building blocks, the putting together. You’ve got Salvation by Grace Alone. You’ve got Jesus is God. You’ve got God is Holy. God is Just. Sin must be punished. Hell is not a myth. The Trinity. Life is Eternal. All these different things. Everything we do is rooted and grounded on what is written in the Word of God. And who else is the Word of God? Jesus. He is the Word. Our foundation is in Him. Our foundation is in His Word. How do we know God? We know God by what’s recorded in the Word. That’s our first introduction. Outside of that, any experience, any revelation, any teaching that we receive, any time somebody moves prophetically in this house or wherever you are, it has got to go through the grid of the Word. And it also needs to go through the grid of your spirit. Holy Spirit lives in you.
And if you are led by the Spirit of the Lord, you’re a true son of God. Your knower, your discerner, if you’ve washed enough with the water of the Word and you spend a life of abiding in the Lord, you’re not going to miss something when it comes. You are going to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is speaking to the Church. You’re going to be able to discern between truth and error. And you need to be able to do that today.
And you need to be listening to what I say and what people are saying out of this pulpit. I trust Kimble and Nita and Larry and Gail and Anna. Anna’s been in the Word since I held her on my lap. Whether she fully understood it or not, at age two she could lead somebody to Jesus. She knew the plan of salvation. I’m boasting in the Lord. Even after I came to Christ, I haven’t lived a perfect life. I’m not saying she’s lived a perfect life, but have you? This is the thing, what has held Danette? The Word is in her. What brings you back? The Word and the Spirit. Because God’s seed remains in you, you’ll not continue in sin. It’s the seed of the incorruptible, imperishable, enduring, living Word of God.
Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Psalm 127:1.
For everyone who partakes of milk is inexperienced in the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the full-grown, who because of practice, have their faculties exercised for discriminating between good and evil. Hebrews 5:13-14.
The way you and I mature and grow up in our salvation: We need to drink the milk of the Word. The more you feed, the more you read the Word, the more you listen to the Word, and you wash with it, you begin to be mature. The more you spend time of abiding in Him, practicing a lifestyle of walking with the Lord and washing with the water of the Word, you immediately know if something’s not right. You’re aware if you have an ungodly thought or if you have an ungodly attitude. Somebody out here might not know it, but you know it because the Word got you.
He’s dropping a plumb line in your life and in my life. He wants us to walk in a higher standard. I want to be a different apostolic house. I don’t want to talk out of both sides of my mouth. I don’t want to bash other ministries. If somebody is truly a Christian, whether they believe exactly what I believe or not, or whether they’re even doing what I think they ought to be doing or not, I’m just going to stay in my lane and I’m going to honor the Lord. I want a pure house that doesn’t get involved in civilian affairs or come down with Sanballat and Tobiah.
I want to see you walk in power and glory. And I want to see Him come in this place. It’s time to grow up. And you’re going to grow up by partaking of the Word. If you don’t eat food—I’m not talking about fasting—and you go without food for a long period of time, your body is going to start breaking down. There’s going to begin to be a deficiency and it’s going to show up. It’s going to begin to affect your organs, your skin and your eyes, if you’re not hydrated. We can go longer without food than without water. Some are living without the water of the Word and you’re a dry tree.
Have you ever been on vacation and you forgot to put out that one plant for someone to water while you were gone? You come in and it’s all wilted? I have. When you begin to put the water on it, you’ll literally see the green come back up again if it’s not too far gone. With God, we’re never too far gone. Because He resurrects dead things.
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
II Corinthians 2:18.
The Lord said last year in February—and we have now shifted—that we were no longer to call our glory portals, Glory Portals. They were to be Transformation Portals. Now the glory is going to be there because we’re going to behold Him. But it’s about transformation. It’s about you and me as we come into Miracle City Global or wherever you are, in His presence, being transformed and conformed into the image of Christ. That when they look at you, Rosemary, they’re like, I see Jesus in her.
They took note that Peter and John had been with Him. I don’t step out from the time I left this morning. I don’t leave out of my prayer closet or leave out of my spot in the Word and then, Ok, I’ve done by duty today. I read my Word and I prayed to God. You got Your part now so I’m just going to go and do my own thing. It doesn’t work that way. Or that’s how you’ll be operating. He wants you to live a lifestyle of walking and abiding and living in His presence. Well, I’ve got a job to do. I understand that. Lord, the entire time when I step into that workplace and I’m on that job, whether I’m engaged with people, teaching a class, whatever, I’m engaged with You. I’m aware You’re with me. So when I have a break or I go to my desk to pick up my papers, or I go to the restroom, immediately my thoughts are going to be fixed on you.
I’m not going to get bogged down in what I’ve got to do or what I need. I’m just going to look unto the author. I’m going to fix my eyes on Jesus. I’m going to seek Your kingdom first. And it will be a whole different ride. And He will direct your steps and make them sure. He is calling us into a lifestyle of abiding in Him.
The foundation has to go first.
By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder. And someone else is building on it. Each one should be careful how he builds, for no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 3:10-11.
We are a house that launches ministries. Our heart is to see you be, go and do what God has called you to do. There will be those of you that will start ministries. And when you do, and even here at Miracle City to start this new work as we did at New Covenant, the only foundation there is, is Jesus. It is built upon the foundation of the apostle and the prophet. So the Apostolic/Prophetic anointing, you’ve got access to it. That’s who we are. And then you’ve got Jesus.
He’s the Sure Foundation. In this three month season we’ve heard the prophetic warnings, we’ve had the dreams from Gail, Nita, Danette, me, different ones about the storm coming. We have those dreams and then those in alignment at Glory of Zion say the same thing, and other prophetic voices, say that we’re in a three month season where we’re going to see conflict. Conflict in the government. Conflict in the different mountains of society.
And the Word of the Lord to us is not to form an opinion and jump on the bandwagon, but allow the Word of Truth to be formed in us. It’s a time to guard the good deposit that he has put within you and Holy Spirit is the one to help us do it.
I think about the times or the circumstances or situations that might present in your life or my life that would bring conflict. We heard the word of the Lord that the enemy was wanting to bring chaos and pandemonium. But He said, I will have my order. So as I think about a situation or circumstance, here is a war scripture, an It is written.
Isaiah 33:6. He, Jesus Christ, will be your sure foundation for your times. That word times is situations, circumstances. For your times, for your happenings. What’s happening? What’s going on around you? What’s going on in your family? What’s going on on the job? What’s going on in your city? What’s going on in our nation?
The Word of God says, He will be your sure foundation for your times, a rich storehouse, or rich store. That word store is armory, storehouse, depository. The Word of God says that He will be an armory for your times. A rich store of salvation. That is the full meal deal. That is everything that the New Covenant holds: salvation, deliverance, healing, restoration. A rich store of salvation and not only that—wisdom.
I will give you a mouth and wisdom that your opposers will not be able to refute or resist. I will give you words and wisdom. Wisdom builds her house. So you have access through your sure foundation of Yeshua to the storehouse or the armory of the Lord, which is full of salvation, full of wisdom, and knowledge. Issachar anointing, the ones who recognize the times and the seasons and knew what Israel should do. The Lord wants you to know what to do, when to do it, and how to do it.
How do you access it? He will be your sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6. That word is worship. Worship in your key. Worship is your key. You worship into the presence of the Lord. You honor Him. You bow before Him. You surrender to Him. And you get to draw out of that armory. He’s your sure foundation. When we put our trust in Him, we will never be forsaken.
A teaching or a doctrine is an established truth. It has been established on more than one scripture. It is not isolated. We are going to talk about twelve doctrinal teachings, tenets, principles.
- The Godhead. Our God is one, but manifest in three—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal. In the beginning, God. Genesis1:1. When it says in the beginning God, it’s Elhohim, the plurality. It is Father. It is Jesus and it is Holy Spirit. Philippians 2:6. Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. God the Father is greater than all: the Source of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter. John 14:28. “You heard me say ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father for the Father is greater than I. John 3:16. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. God the Son is the Word become flesh, the only Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning. John 1:4. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 1:18. No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. John 1:1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. God the Holy Spirit proceeds forth from the Father and is eternal. John 15:26. “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
- The Scriptures. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved upon by the Holy Spirit, and we accept it as our infallible, authoritative guide in all matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. The Word is the first and it is the last.
II Timothy 3:16-17. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Why do I need to hold to the Logos? Because it has power. It will equip you for every good work. You want to grow up in your salvation? You want to mature? You want to walk in the birthright and the destiny that God has ordained for you? Embrace the Word of God.
I pray right now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth that you would have a love and a thirst and hunger for the Word of God like you have never known. I pray that when you read the Word; that just as Jesus opened the scripture to the two men on the road to Emmaus and gave them understanding, that when you and I open the Word of God that the Lord Himself by Holy Spirit will open up your understanding and that the Revelator will begin to take the Word of God and write it on the tablets of your heart and your mind.
And if you need to be taught or rebuked or corrected or trained, the Word of God is going to do that for you. I know how we all are, so take it for what it’s worth. Would you rather the Word and the Lord Himself correct you or would you rather somebody come and do it for you? And tell you what you ought to be doing? He will do what needs to be done in your life if you will present yourself to Him and if you will partake of His Word.
It is amazing to me that He knows exactly what we need on a daily basis. Is that not the truth? Then He’ll use that word that He’s given you and He’ll have you multiply it out because you’ll start hearing it in more than one place or He’ll have you start giving it to somebody.
II Peter 1:21. For prophecy (prophecia—for to speak; to speak for God) never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
The Bible is inspired. And men spoke and wrote the Word as they were carried by Holy Spirit. It is inherent and it is infallible.
I Thessalonians 2:13. And we also thank God continually because when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.
Human vessel is fallible; but I believe the scripture that was written at that time is not. When we release the word of the Lord in the house, that’s what we want it to be. I have about five foundations teachings presented differently. I could have pulled any one of those I wanted to, but it would have been what I wanted. I don’t want to and I don’t want anyone else to stand up here and work up something to give you that isn’t God. When we speak in this house, I want it to be the word of God in our mouth that is alive and it is now and it is for seeding. Whether we are teaching it, instructing it, preaching it, know this, when someone is clothed with power and standing in the place to truly deliver the word of God, it should be that, the word of God.
Paul brought the Word of God. He brought the written. He brought the rhema. He brought the prophetic. He brought the Word by the power of Holy Spirit. And they accepted it as the Word of God.
- Man, His Fall and Redemption. Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” “As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. He is the second Adam. (Rom. 5:14; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 3:10; 1 John 3:8).Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Ephesians 2:8; 2:10)
We are saved by grace through faith. It is a free gift. You can’t do anything to earn your salvation or keep your salvation. If you serve on any ministry team inside this house or as we expand with small groups, growth groups and all the different ministries that we will expand to, if you are doing street ministry and you are going out with Miracle City Global, we do not believe that you can lose your salvation.
I have been in places and I have taught that. I might step on your toes, and I’m sorry if it does. But we believe when you are saved, that your spirit man comes alive and you belong to God. And there is nothing that you can do that will separate you from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.
Now you can live like hell on the earth and never inherit the kingdom of God on the earth as it is in heaven. And never fulfill your birthright and destiny. It’s a misnomer or lie in the body of Christ that says you’re going to fulfill your destiny anyway because God is a good God. I have a son who is living proof. He didn’t finish it. He had an opportunity. He had a book. Did God know the end from the beginning? Absolutely. But don’t tell me you can do whatever you want to, however you want to, and walk in the fullness and the anointing and the power and glory of God. You’re not going to experience the life that you could live in the earth and walk in your inheritance.
But praise God, His loving kindness will never stop trying to draw you back to Himself. And repentance works. Each man’s work is going to be shown on that day. Everything that we have done in the body as we have become a believer is going to pass before the Lord. And if what we have built is built on the foundation, we are in Christ.
But if we have built with wood, hay and stubble, it’s going to burn up. It says that that man will be as one escaping through the flames. Oh, he’s saved. Then take that thing of, Turn that man over to Satan that his flesh will be destroyed but his soul will be saved on that day.
But I will tell you as leadership in the house, we believe in the security of the believer. Because Jesus saved me and He keeps me. If I can do anything to earn it, deserve it or maintain it, then it’s not a free gift. Do I believe in sanctification? Absolutely. We do not believe that anything goes. We do not. We believe in a life separated and living your life unto the Lord. I want to make that clear.
- Eternal Life and the New Birth. Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men and, when fulfilled, produces eternal life.
I think it’s important that you understand the plan of salvation. I think it’s important that you are able to communicate that to someone else.
II Corinthians 7:10-11. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
After you are born again and born of the Spirit, you truly are a child of God but you can operate in worldly sorrow or godly sorrow. It’s the truth. Sometimes as believers we’re just sorry we got caught. That’s worldly sorrow. You’re just sorry you got caught.
Godly sorrow is when your heart is broken and convicted. You hear, Well, He convinces us. We need to come on, now. It’s palatable to say, He doesn’t convict you of anything. He convinces you. No, He will convict you. We need to have convictions. Because a conviction will cut through any convincing. It’s stronger. I want Him to convict me. Because I know I’m not convicted to hell.
Anna. When God convicts you, He provides a solution and a way out.
Betty. That’s right and He’s always redemptive. He’s always redemptive. He always has a way, even if we can’t see it. He will make a way for you.
I John 5:11-15. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; Got Jesus? he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. So the difference between life and death is Jesus Christ.
:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
This is the security of the believer. If you are talking to someone or if you are struggling with your salvation, this is an assurance scripture. I’m going to say it again. Anytime you are sharing with someone and they just don’t know or they’re not sure, this is it.
:11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.
How many of you know that His Word is His will? So if you know His will is to save you, you know He’s going to hear you when you ask for it. If you know His will is to heal you, He’ll heal you.
John 3:3-8. In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.
How many of you have heard the term born again? You must be born again? Really, a lot in the 80s and 90s you would hear people talking about being born again. Are you a born-again believer? Where did they get that from? Right here in this scripture. When Jesus says, I tell you the truth. Just mark that one down.
“I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” How can a man be born when he is old? Nicodemus asked. Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born. Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
If you would marinate in Romans 10:8-10, you could lead anybody to salvation. This is how we get born again.
Romans 10:8-10. But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
This is a time when He is wanting to drop His plumb line in our hearts. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Anything that you will ever receive from God comes the same way. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word. When you release the word of truth to someone, the gospel of their salvation, it opens up their understanding. Every human being under the sun, whether they ever come to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God says, that every man has been given a measure of faith. Every human being. I believe it. The Word says it. So that says there is a capacity in every human being to receive the Lord Jesus Christ if they will.
So on the day when they realize that they are judged in their sin and eternally damned to hell because they did not receive God’s remedy, they’re also going to understand they had the capacity to, but they refused. We believe in free will. We do. But we also believe that God already knows those that are His. I don’t have to compromise Calvinism or anything else. It makes no difference to me because I see both functioning. God already knows whose are His. We don’t. But every man has an invitation to come. We have a choice.
There’s a word of faith in you to believe. And when you believe in your heart and you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, you’re saved. You’re justified and you’re saved. You’re born again. It’s awesome. And it’s a set-up. It really is a set-up.
We will pick back up next week. This will serve you well. It will equip you and strengthen your foundation. Jesus told the story about the house built on the Rock and the house built on the sand. What happened when the storm came? The wise man’s Rock stood still. His name is Jesus. So if we know we’re in a storm season, if we know we’re in a time of conflict, it’s a good time to revisit the foundations so that when the storm comes, our house is still standing.
Father, I thank you for your word, for the now of heaven. I thank you Jesus that you are the firm foundation and you are the Word become flesh. You are the Word of God. We honor you and your foundational truths. We thank you Lord for the great plan of salvation that you have given us Father, through your Son and by Holy Spirit.
I thank you Lord that we are a house of born-again believers. And Lord I’m believing for new converts. And Lord God that you are mobilizing an army to go out into the highways and byways in our spheres of influence to preach the gospel of the kingdom and to see people brought into the kingdom, brought into the family of God.
Father, I thank you for your Word and we honor you in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.