The Next Decade What God Has Called Us To

Sunday January 23, 2011

God gave Jesus Christ all authority (power), and He gave it to us and told us to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- Matt. 28:18-20. The next decade goes to 2020, an important year in the world’s “measuring stick”. This generation is one of change: boundaries, accessibility to the whole world, America as the leader in missions, peoples to be evangelized… What does God want to perform in your life in the next ten years? Obey Jesus. God has the world in mind in everything you do. Mark 16:15 tells us to preach the gospel to every creature; it also tells us all what follows us when we believe. Eph. 4:11 God gave the five-fold ministries to equip the saints for the work of ministry for the building of the body of Christ. What’s your view of church life? Many people risk everything- their careers, finances, friends, security, lives- to worship with other believers. Do you value church life? We in the body of Christ need input from all of the five-fold ministries. One person can change many lives. (Example: An Arabic couple who risked their lives for ten years and have now started an Arabic television ministry in Detroit. Pradeep Perera prophesied over Pastor Dale for the next ten years about his apostolic ministry of church planting. In 1987 the Lord told him about church plants in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Washington, D. C. He also sensed a call to Boston. Listen as Pastor Dale tells how God showed him in D. C., Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh how quickly He could put him in front of a large group of people. Each time, he had to learn that he needed to be faithful to finish what he was doing and that God would fulfill His word to him when He was ready and when Pastor Dale finished what he was doing. God is never in a hurry. In 1992-1993 God told him that He was opening a door for him and that he was to get through the door. Pastor Dale said that he had finished what God told him to do.