When God gives us a word, it is an invitation for us to partner with Him—an opportunity to draw closer and grow in intimacy with Him. But the only way that we can truly partner with him is through faith. God always provides us a seed of promise, but it is our job to supply the faithfulness.
Last year, we declared 2018 to be a year of activation. Though we had some challenging times and difficulties as a local family of believers, if we look back on the things that the church has been empowered to do and the revelations or remembrances of God’s promises, we can see just how much God has been faithful to us as a body of Christ.
The world that we live in today is so far from what God had created in the beginning. It is heartbreaking to see the stark contrast of how the Garden of Eden was painted in the account in Genesis to all of a sudden having natural disasters, war-torn countries, and hearing the cry of the oppressed and victims of injustice.
When we got saved, most of us were taught that heaven and hell is real, that Jesus is the only way through whom we can get to heaven, and that we are to live our lives fully submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. But not all of us who got saved were taught that all of us are called to do great and mighty things for the Kingdom of God. ALL OF US, not just a select few or “chosen ones” in leadership positions in the church, are called to bring heaven on earth in the here and now.