Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2017 - The Revealing of the Church

Each morning, I sit down and ask God if there is something He wants me to write. It is never a challenge to find something to write. What is the challenge is finding something He wants me to write.

This morning, I asked that familiar question once again. Immediately, the Lord spoke. I knew He was speaking about His Church in all the nations of the world.

“You will become the headline in your culture. What has been hidden in places of faithful obedience will now be revealed for the world to see. You will be revealed so the world can see my love at work through my people as I transform cultural institutions many thought were beyond the reach of my righteousness. I have called you to stand atop the mountains of your culture. I have not placed you there to remain hidden. I have placed you there to become a visible announcement of my goodness. That announcement will be the headline I will use to broadcast my love from the highest places of influence in your culture.”

Some of you reading this will enter 2017 and find your work unexpectedly revealed by God. Put aside any false humility that would have you try to distance yourself from this revealing. You did not make this happen. It will be a work of God. In the moment of revealing your message is not to be what you did for God, but what God did through you. That will keep your testimony and the coming headline pure and untainted.

"You are the light of the world - like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden." Matthew 5:14

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