Prophetic Roadmap for 2019
2019 is a year:
- That will rise and fall on our prayer lives.
- To step out into new things that God is doing in your life.
- For a new level of maturity.
- To grow in and develop our faith and to exercise our faith
- To stand with our church family members who are believing for spouses
- For us to focus our prayer/action on the upcoming National Elections
- For us to contend for revival
WHAT WE’RE BUILDING (Part 1)
Matthew 16:18 (ESV) – And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Last week we talked about being a BUILDER – and partnering with Jesus in the building of Toronto City Church.
This leads us to an obvious but important question: what are we building?
- Legacy = something tangible (that is built) that is passed from one generation to another
- What are we building that we will pass to the next generation?
A) We are building a FAMILY
1 Timothy 3:15 – “I want you to know how people who are members of God’s family must live. God’s family is the church” God’s Word Translation
Here at TCC we are not just building an organization or a group of loosely affiliated people who happen to gather on a Sunday morning but we are building family.
- A place of belonging
- A place of security
- A place of identity
- A place of destiny/purpose
Psalm 68:6 – God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
Revival is Family!
We are building TCC to be a spiritual family where:
- Every person encounters God’s unconditional love
- Every person is established in their identity
- Every person is equipped and engaged for their purpose
B) We are building a SPIRITUAL HOSPITAL
Luke 4:17-19 (ESV) – 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Mark 2:13-17 (TPT) – 13 Jesus went out to walk near Lake Galilee, and a massive crowed gathered, so he taught them. 14 As he walked along, he found Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax booth, collecting taxes. He approached him and said, “Come follow me.” Immediately he got up from his booth and began to follow Jesus.
15 Later, Jesus and his disciples went to have a meal with Levi. Among the guests in Levi’s home were many tax collectors and notable sinners sharing a meal with Jesus, for there were many kinds of people who followed him. 16 But when the religious scholars and the Pharisees found out that Jesus was keeping company and dining with sinners and tax collectors, they were indignant. So they approached Jesus’ disciples and said to them, “Why is it that someone like Jesus defiles himself by eating with sinners and tax collectors?” 17 But when Jesus overheard their complaint, he said to them, “Who goes to the doctor for a cure? Those who are well or those who are sick? I have not come to call the ‘righteous,’ but to call those who are sinners and bring them to repentance.”
We are called to be a ‘house of healing’
Can you imagine a hospital…
- That judged people for being sick?
- That told people “don’t come here if you are sick – wait until you get better”
- That didn’t actually help people get better?
Sin a sickness. Jesus is the cure. Who’s going to join together to get this cure to as many people as possible?
Luke 5:17-19 (TPT) – 17 One day many Jewish religious leaders, known as Pharisees along with many religious scholars came from every village of Galilee, throughout Judea, and even from Jerusalem to hear Jesus teach. And the power of the Lord God surged through him to instantly heal. 18 Some men came to Jesus, carrying a paraplegic man on a stretcher. They attempted to bring him in past the crowd to set him down in front of Jesus. 19 But because there were so many people crowding the door, they had no way to bring him inside. So they crawled onto the roof, dug their way through the roof tiles, and lowered the man, stretcher and all, into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus…
- The house was filled with many religious Pharisees and religious scholars but there was no room for the man who needed healing. Why wouldn’t they make space? Why wouldn’t they let the man though the door?
- Let’s not be like the Pharisees… let’s be like the four men who carried this man to Jesus, and when religion got in the way they tore the roof off.
We are building TCC to be spiritual hospital where:
- Sick people get healed
- Broken people get restored
- Discouraged people get encouraged
- Oppressed people get free
- Lost people get found
- The lowly get lifted up
- The hungry get fed
- The blind get to see
- The lame get to walk
- Marriages get transformed
- We declare war on every work of the enemy in the lives of people. He came to steal, kill and destroy but Jesus came to give us life, in abundance, to the full until it overflows! (John 10:10 AMP)