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Easter Always Takes Me Back to the Cross

Isaiah 53:5-6 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

I had a pretty tough week last week. But I should have known it was coming because we had such a powerful move of God in our services. You can not strike into the very heart of darkness and not expect to pay a high price. On Monday by God’s grace I got what I had been praying for but it didn’t come without a bit of pain. However it is pain I willingly endure to live the life God has called me to live and it pales in comparison to knowing Jesus and living out His divine call on my life.
Right now I have one focus and that is Easter. Easter always takes me back to the cross. It takes me back to when Jesus first found me. It reminds me the life I live is by the grace of God. It inspires me to see others experience the freedom I enjoy every day as a Christ follower. I am no longer a slave to sin and my body is no longer sin’s sanctuary. I am a slave to righteousness and a child of God by my faith in the work that Jesus Christ accomplished for me through His life, death, burial, and resurrection. My body is now a temple for God. Today I was doing some spring cleaning, pressure washing, house scrubbing, and gutter cleaning. I got to thinking this is hard work. I looked at the task and it seemed overwhelming. I must admit for a minute I thought it was too hard and that I didn’t have it in me. Just then God gave me a sermon illustration or a blog illustration concerning my lives and tens of thousands in this city. So many people say, “I have to get cleaned up before I can come to church.” But the task is too great for them and they feel overwhelmed so they stay lost, broken, hurting, and alone. We must let them know that the hard work of getting cleaned up has been done for them by Jesus Christ. I started reflecting on the past 20 years of my life and realized through Jesus I am justified before a holy God. The cross of Christ is where the justice of God met the grace of God and God’s wrath against me was satisfied. At that moment the Holy Spirit of God came to live in me. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead now lives in me and by that Spirit I am being sanctified. He began the process of sanctification which looked a lot like my house cleaning project. There were stains and dark spots all over the place. There were spider’s webs, bugs, and gutters full of debris. It was going to take some doing to get the house looking good after a long winter allowing the leaves to pile up and the dirt to gather. I had spent 6-7 years trapped in addiction abusing my body, mind, and spirit. As you can see in the picture above. Just look into those empty, broken eyes. There was a lot of pain, hurt, hopelessness, helplessness, anger, fear, addiction, disease, and a whole lot more. The task sure looked daunting to a lot of people who had given up on me but Jesus didn’t! He saw my life dirty, stained, broken, and run down life and willingly endured the cross for me. The Holy Spirit happily took up residence in my heart and treated me like I was a mansion not a run down shack in disrepair. I thought to myself where would I be without Jesus? Then I thought of the song, “Where would I be you only know. I glad you see through eyes of love. A hopeless case an empty place of not for grace.” I am happy to report that the house is looking mighty spiffy this afternoon it still needs some TLC but who doesn’t? I am also happy to report to you that by the grace of God my life, future, and destiny look nothing like the hopeless kid’s you see in the future above. No, no God had greater things planned for that kid. He just didn’t know it. There are 300,000 people that live in this city walking around like that kid in the picture. Many have been given up on and many have given up but Sunday is coming! You see God called a church called City on a Hill Church to light their way home. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl! God placed us in this city to be a light and now I use my story for His glory along with a couple hundred others that He has gathered to be a city within a city. We are called to be a city within a city reaching our city with the life changing message of Jesus Christ one life at a time. We don’t look at the job and think it is too big or too messy no we jump in with both feet and get working Loving God, Loving People, and Preaching Jesus. There are thousands walking these city streets in need of divine appointment with Jesus that will change their destiny forever. Easter Sunday morning at sunrise we will have a baptism at North Gandy Beach. My eyes fill with tears even now as I write this blog in gratitude to an amazing God who trusts me to share His Gospel with the world. I went from dealing dope to dealing hope to the glory of God. We already have over 20 folks whose destinies have been changed ready to follow the Lord Jesus in baptism. At sunrise we will celebrate the Jesus the Son rose and offers us new life. Directly following our baptism we will have two services at 9 and 10:45 am my prayer is that our church will be filled to capacity with lost and wanderers finding their way back to Jesus. I continue to pray for 1000 souls, new converts daily. I call on God for the lost to be found and the wanderer to find their way home every day. It is happening! Every week we see lost people found and wanderers find their way back to safe pasture. I keep the picture that you see above in my day timer so that I never forget where I come from or where I am going because of Jesus. I keep it there so that I remind myself daily I will never lock eyes with someone who doesn’t matter to God. I keep it there to remind myself God is still working on me. I hope this blog will challenge you to take a few minutes today and reflect back on when God found you and the life you now live by God’s grace and your faith in His Son Jesus. My prayer for you is that you won’t look at your house and think there is too much to be done but instead you will trust in the Holy Spirit to do all the repairs in His time. My prayer is also that you wouldn’t look at someone else’s house that is in disrepair and give up on them. Remember nothing is impossible with God! Let’s do some spring cleaning together to the glory of God!
 
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Posted by on March 28, 2011 in COAH

 

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Jesus and a Dream

On this very day one year ago I was released by God to pursue my calling. Seven years of preparation from 2003-2010 had come to an end and I was facing a new beginning. I thought I would become a lead pastor of an established church in a city on central Florida. Church planting never cross my mind. God’s plans were so much bigger and so much more exciting and full of life. The journey was full of disappointments and I almost lost my footing a few times but Jesus wouldn’t let me slip and he wouldn’t let go of me. In 2001 I found myself disillusioned with the church and ministry and began pursuing a second vocation as a salesman. It wasn’t until September 11, 2001 when I was in New York City on business that I realized I don’t even belong here. I am not a sliced fruit salesman I’m a pastor! 2003 I thought my time had come and I was called and invited to be the lead pastor of my home church. I thought this is absolutely it I have found my calling. A few days after the invite I was called back and told I was too young and too inexperienced and they needed someone to lead the congregation and beat the sheep into submission. I didn’t have what it took. A few months later I went to my last assignment before church planting. During those years God was shaping my vision. In 2003 I started a document called the Church of the Future, not everyone’s future my future. Over the next seven years God shaped my dream and placed a burning passion in me to lead. In October of 2008 I almost gave up while away at a conference on Atlanta. I learned the difference between conviction and condemnation. I called my wife Lorena from Atlanta crying uncontrollably and told her know why I am not a lead pastor. Of course she asked why and I replied, “I am just not good enough. God can’t trust me.” She told me that was ridiculous and spoke such powerful words of affirmation into my life and rebuked me in love. November of 2008 God spoke the name of my church City on a Hill to me while I was packing Thanksgiving Day Boxed dinners for the under privileged in our community. I thought it was a cruel joke at first because I still had feelings of condemnation and not being good enough. But then I began to dream again. Thank God for the gentle guiding of the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 126 1 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” 3 The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
I treasured this dream in my heart for 16 months. It was grueling and it was the hardest 16 months I have ever faced. I heart and flesh almost failed but God was the strength of my heart. [Psalm 73] Finally in January I was asked by an individual, “What are your dreams and aspirations? Do you think you’ll ever be a lead pastor?” I responded, “I don’t think I know that know I will be a lead pastor one day.” I had another person take me to lunch that same month and encourage me to live my dreams. I had someone ask me, “Have you ever considered church planting?” My response, “Absolutely whatever God would have me to do.” It all came to a head the end of January I felt defeated. I was at my lowest point. I felt helpless and hopeless. Two things move people the push of pain and the pull of hope and I felt both. My wife came home and I told her, “They win, whoever they are, they win. I’m done. If this is all there is to church and ministry I can’t do it anymore. I’m done.” I said this with tears streaming down my face bent over in defeat. My wife turned to me and said, “You are a pastor. You know it and I know it. It is what you were made to do. I don’t care what it costs us I know God has called you and if it costs us everything to follow God then so be it. I can not and will not sit by and watch you die a slow death over the next 20 or 30 years.” It was my William Wallace moment for all you Braveheart fans out there. That speech resonated in my soul. “Wallace, Will you fight? Scotsman, “No we will run and we will live?” Wallace responds, “You will live for a little while but one day lying on your death bed you would be willing to trade every day from this day to that for just one chance to stand in the face of tyranny and say you may take our lives but you will never take our freedom.” I knew it right then. I had Jesus and a dream and that is all I need! I prayed and fasted like never before and God shaped the vision over the next few months. The timing didn’t make sense. Lorena lost her excellent job and her pay was cut in half. Our little bit of savings took a huge hit with dental work. I felt like Gideon. Every time I tried to figure out how we could make it God changed the game so there would be no question who was behind this. All I had was Jesus and a dream. No plan B, no church support, no benefactors, no denominational support, just Jesus and a dream. It sounds like a Bible story, I know! I absolutely love that because God gets all of the glory! No one can take credit for the miracle of City on a Hill Church only Jesus! The sovereign hand of God was so evident from the day we resigned to now it is unmistakably, undeniably God. Even naysayers have to admit it because they have no choice. Jesus and a dream works every time. As I sit here typing this in Panera Bread with tears in my eyes thinking of a testimony shared at COAH yesterday by a very special young lady, the four hands that were raised to receive Christ, and the number to be baptized on Easter I still have two things Jesus and a dream. This is only the beginning. God is just getting started. As long I remember, “It is all about Jesus, it has always been about Jesus, and it will always be about Jesus.” We can’t fail. This past year I feel like I have been living in Acts 29 by the grace of God. I don’t know why God chose me but I’m glad He did. Let me encourage you dream! Dream God sized dreams. Pick fights with giants you can’t fight without Jesus. Go on an adventure into uncharted territory where only God can be your guide. Don’t let disappointments discourage you and don’t disqualify yourself. Consider your hardships, mud holes, mountains, hills, and valleys preparation for your future. Keep hold of Jesus and keep hold of your dreams.
 
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Posted by on March 21, 2011 in COAH

 

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Who Knew?…God Knew!

One year ago this week I was still seeking direction concerning the timing for taking the biggest faith step in my life into church planting. Climbing my mountain down at Fort DeSoto on a daily basis in the morning fasting and praying I was asking God for faith and wisdom. Lorena and I knew it was what we were called to do. We just didn’t want to get out in front of God. We wanted to be faith filled not foolish. God was asking us to trust Him with everything. If this was a business decision or a career move it would have been ill advised to walk away from everything and truthfully and honestly have no plan B. We had Jesus and a dream called City on a Hill Church. God had shaped the dream into a vision now we were waiting on our marching orders. We received them Sunday March 21, 2010. Lorena was in first service at our former church and she clearly heard God ask her this question as she was in prayer and worship, “Why are you still here?” She left and went to work without seeing me. I went to second service and watched a young minister take the stage and I heard God say to me, “You may leave.” I felt such a sense of relief my seven year journey of preparation had come to and end and my biggest most exciting challenge was placed before me. When Lorena got home we sat down and shared our stories, drafted up a resignation letter, cried, prayed, and stepped out onto the high wire of church planting with no safety net. I resigned the very next morning. Little did I know that God had already gone before me and had already been preparing a people and calling a congregation into existence from all over the city. Not only was He calling the congregation He was setting in place a incredible series of blessings like I have never seen. His hand of favor, provision, and protection was resting heavy upon us. I had given a 90 day notice but the church only needed 30 days this was in itself awesome! We needed a place to hold launch team meetings and Native Sun warehouse gave us the meeting space for as long as we needed it free of charge. We our had our first launch team meeting and 45 people showed up, the day I turned in my laptop by that afternoon I had a laptop given to me, I began looking for a place for City on a Hill Church to call home we were already too big for the normal church plant meeting places like hotel fellowship rooms and the like. I went o Willis Johns Recreation Center and as I was walking out Brad Rice called out to me. Brad’s wife Leisa called me that evening we met the next day and signed a lease for the center which is an 11,000 square foot campus filled with enough seating for 452 people, children’s rooms, youth rooms, video games, games, toys, 2 playgrounds, swimming pool, skate park, and it is right in the center of the community! Glory to God. We needed sound equipment Frank Wilson gave us a fully functional sound system enough to fill a stadium with sound and volunteered to train our people how to set it up, tear it down, and run it. Then we needed a way to store it and move it around Carlisle and Michelle Cox gave us a covered trailer to store all of the equipment, during this time our Launch team had grown 80 strong. Our original opening date was to be September 12, 2010, we found ourselves in a sovereign move of God so we moved it up to June 20, 2010, but the blessings kept flowing so amazingly that we set the opening day to be May 23, 2010 which just so happens to be the Day of Pentecost the birth of the Church [Big C]. We opened our hearts and our doors that day to the city whom God has called us to and we watched as 340 people came from the North, South, East, and West. We opened with a full compliment of ministries from nursery to hospitality to worship to children’s to parking to greeter to you name it and we had it by God’s grace. Since that day we had an average attendance of 154 and we grew throughout the summer and right into the new year. Today our average attendance by God’s divine design and grace is 240 and rapidly growing. We had our first baptism on September 12, 2010 and saw 285 people attend to witness 22 people follow the Lord Jesus in baptism. We also watched as God held back the rain by divine intervention until we closed the door of our trailer. He even held back the rain, come on people that is praise worthy! Our Trustee Board was formed in April 2010 and at our first meeting in May we felt led by God to give away 10% of our income to local and global missions we started supporting 5 and now we have 8 monthly missionary efforts we support. To the glory of God and by God’s grace we have given over $24,000 to missions since May of last year and we have our first mission trip set for September 17-24, 2011, if the Lord is willing, we will send a team of 26 to Belize on our first oversees mission trip! Every third Saturday since May we have met at St. Vincent DePaul to purchase, prepare, and serve the less fortunate and homeless in our city. Some would say well this guy is just tooting his own horn. I would say to them I am rehearsing the good deeds of God and sharing a faith story that sounds like a Bible story because it is. I feel like I have been living Acts 29, a real life Bible story. I am humbled and amazed that God has chosen me to lead City on a Hill. This church planting experience has been truly a grace gift given to me and Lorena by an amazing God. We desire to build, become, and be a city within a city reaching our city with the life changing message of Jesus Christ one life at a time. We believe this can and will continue to happen if we always remember it is all about Jesus it has always been about Jesus and it will always be about Jesus. Our heart is to live out our life verse Matthew 5:14-16 as we Love God, Love People, and Preach Jesus in our city, region, and world. I began this blog two weeks before we opened and I titled it Showing Off because God hasn’t just been Showing Up He has been Showing Off. My prayer is that as you read this blog you will pick a fight with a giant that you can not defeat without God’s help, that you will go on a adventure with God has your guide, and that you will step out in faith with no plan B realizing that Jesus is all we need. When I started this journey all I had was Jesus and a dream. One year into this journey all I still have is Jesus and dream. I intend to run the score up on the kingdom of darkness in this city. I have no intention of playing not to lose, I play to win. I play to the glory of God! Some trust in chariots and some trust in horses but we trust in Jesus our God and King. God has been, is, and always will be our benefactor. If this was your first visit to our blog I hope this has inspired you. If you are one of theCOAH faithful who has been on this journey with us I hope this trip down memory lane has reminded you of the grace gifts we have been given by God. The greatest gifts He has given us is each other, Church family, and a place to call home. Glory to God forever! Our first Easter approaches rapidly last year was the first year in many, many years that I wasn’t privileged to be a part of a baptism. As I stood on the pier watching with tear filled eyes the Lord spoke to me and said next year will be a year you will never forget it will be City on a Hill Church’s first Easter baptism. I can’t wait to see everyone God is calling to be a part of that special morning. My heart leaps and my eyes fill with tears even now as I think of it! It is going to be glorious! God’s promises are yes and amen. City on a Hill Church is a living trophy of grace and testimony to an amazing, loving, kind, gracious, and powerful God.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in COAH

 

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Enemy Mine

Planting City on a Hill Church has been one of the most faith building if not the most faith building experience in my life. It has also been absolutely the most challenging task I have ever faced. You can not strike directly into the heart of darkness in a city and expect not to pay a heavy price. This time last year I walked away from it all to follow Jesus and go on a faith journey called church planting. It has been incredible! By God’s grace I have seen Him call and draw wanderers from the North, South, East, and West back into His kingdom and back into His service. I have seen God call wanderers who were left to walk the city streets alone with no church family back into safe pasture. I have seen lost people found and those blinded by the god of this world given sight and saved by God’s amazing grace. It has been glorious. But I have also seen the enemy of our soul turn up the heat on the precious people of COAH. I have seen men and women of God come under heavy attack. I have seen the enemy of our soul try to sow seeds of discord. I have seen all out assaults on people’s homes, relationships, faith, workplaces, businesses, families, health, and minds. City on a Hill Church is a testament to the sustaining power of the grace of God. By God’s grace and the power of the Holy Spirit we have stayed in the fire fight. This battle is a battle that is fought and won through faith in Jesus Christ and prayer and fasting. I hold fast to this truth:

Isaiah 54:17 – No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.
I have seen this truth lived out by the incredible people God has called, appointed and anointed to COAH. I have seen this truth lived out in my own faith and life. I have experienced attacks from the enemy so strong along this journey of church planting. The enemy of my soul has sent attacks in the form of deep sadness, guilt, fear, anxiety, loneliness, and the like. By God’s grace I have weathered these storms. The Enemy of my soul has called for me to surrender and lay down my weapons. He has called for me to quit and give up. He has tried to create illusions of failure and false prophecies of doom and gloom. All of these I have stood up to through faith in Jesus and the vision God has placed in my heart, which isn’t for sale, rent, lease, or loan, and the hope that I have in Jesus to win the lost, bring home the wanderer, and send the Christ followers back out as missionaries to change this city one life at a time. Understanding this enemy of mine means that I fully understand this truth:
Ephesians 6:12 – For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Living out our faith in Jesus Christ and the Gospel is a spiritual fight. Our struggle isn’t against flesh and blood but it is a spiritual war. I have found out a tremendously effective way of waging this war against the enemy of our soul. Call him out! Just like David called out Goliath and picked a fight with a giant he couldn’t defeat without God’s help we must call out the enemy of our soul. When I have struggled and battled I have shared it with my congregation. Some pastors would say don’t do that. They would say your people must not see weakness. I say your people must see your struggle it is not weak to admit you need God and you need each other. It is an example. It is leadership by example! It is teaching total dependence on God not self. It teaches people to turn to God and lean on one another. It is going on the offensive instead of always playing defense. I have seen this principle work and totally destroy the works of the enemy. Calling out bitterness, anger, strife, fear, loneliness, and the like have totally exposed the enemy’s schemes and caused him to flee. It has also garnered for the me the prayer and support I have needed to lead this church. It has called my mighty men of God to arms to surround me in prayer. It has called the mighty women of God to lift me and my family up and pray a hedge of protection around me and my family. It has driven me to seasons of prayer and fasting for City on a Hill Church, individuals, and our city. But key in all of this it has allowed me to remain authentic and to model true trust and transparency before my God and the people He has called me to serve and love. This kind of warfare spreads hope like an epidemic throughout our church. My encouragement to everyone is don’t fight alone. Call out the enemy’s schemes. Expose the evil deeds done in darkness and fight in the light of God’s love. I know I have many more battles to fight but the war is already won! I am ready, willing, and able to defend the vision God has placed in my heart and the people He has placed under my care. I will continue to fight in this unorthodox style pointing everyone toward Jesus. After all it is all about Jesus it has always been about Jesus and it is always going to be about Jesus. Until next time fight hard, fight well by God’s grace.
 
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Posted by on March 8, 2011 in COAH

 

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On the Brink of a Spiritual Awakening

Isaiah 58:6-14 [NIV] 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? 8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. 9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, 10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. 11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. 12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; You will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. 13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the LORD’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, 14 then you will find your joy in the LORD, and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.” For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

All throughout human history we can see specific traits traced to spiritual awakenings. They are persistent prayer, exaltation of Christ, repentance of sin, preaching the Gospel of Christ, bold service of God, and acknowledging God’s authority. God has called me to this city for such a time as this. We planted City on a Hill Church with the intention of building a city for God among the city of men. To build a city within a city reaching our city with the life changing message of Jesus Christ. In the past month our city has been through Hell! Hopeless, brokenness, feelings of helplessness, anger, fear, and the like have assaulted the precious people of our city. But out of the ashes God has raised up His Church. Pastors and churches have crossed denominational lines and given up unspoken territorial claims to pick up the blood stained yet hope filled banner of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our city has become a city of prayer. These tragedies have brought our city and those who live in it to our needs in persistent heart felt repentant prayer. I have heard pastors and church members repent of apathy. I have seen Christ exalted and the name of Jesus boldly proclaimed without shame or fear. Our eyes have been opened that we are not self-autonomous, self lording and we have turned our eyes back to our one true King.

I believe that we are on the brink of a spiritual awakening. We have more believers praying in our city than ever before. City on a Hill Church is actively partnering with other churches in our city and an organization called transform our world to Adopt Every Street in on city. 6,000 believers in the Tampa Bay area will be joining forces beginning March 9 in a prayer initiative entitled Seeking God for our City. This kind of persistent prayer is going to bring about a true spiritual awakening. We are on the brink of spiritual awakening because the Church of Jesus Christ is exalting Christ above everything. Above moralism, above self help messages, above building church empires, above personal gain, above all Jesus is being lifted up and with that comes a promise. Jesus said if I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me. We are on the brink of spiritual awakening because men and women in this city are coming to God with broken spirits and contrite repentant hearts and confessing our sins and our great need for God. We are on the brink of spiritual awakening because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being returned to and preached in our streets and in our pulpits. No longer do we live in a church saturated Gospel starved city. The power of the Gospel is being preached and the grace, hope, and love of Jesus Christ is being shared. We are on the brink of spiritual awakening because there is a bold service to God being seen and heard in our city. Believers all over the city are standing up and stepping out in faith to Love God, Love People, and Preach Jesus. We are seeing the churches come together and address issues of social justice all the while preaching and teaching spiritual renewal. Men and women are boldly doing good to the glory of God and in the name of Jesus.
This is a critical time in the history of our city and in the life of the Church, Big C! By the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit we can be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings in our city. I am praying for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit’s power on our city like never before. I believe we are going to see a harvest like never before. I am praying that God by His grace will hear our cries and we will see thousands of lost people found and thousands of wanderers find refuge in Christ once again. I am praying that God will send every believer out as a missionary to the different cultures represented in our city to share the love, grace, mercy, and kindness of our great God with any and all who would listen and receive. We are on the brink of a spiritual awakening. Now is the time to let our audacious faith be met with audacious action as we pursue God through persistent prayer asking Him to awake our souls and the souls of all who dwell in our city. This city belongs to God. It is time for the churches, pastors, and leaders to come together under one banner to see His kingdom come on our city. The kingdom of God is built in the hearts of men, women, and children. It is time to build God’s kingdom as we focus on the lost, wanderers, broken, hurting, oppressed, and captive. This kingdom must first be built on our knees. Please join with us in prayer for our city. Our first act of defiance against the kingdom of darkness in our city is persistent prayer. Now is the time and this is the place. We are on the brink!
 
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Posted by on March 1, 2011 in COAH

 

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