Raising a people of purpose


The Word: Isaiah 61: 1 – 2 (KJV)

1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Dig Deeper:

Luke 4: 18 – 19  (NIRV)

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Think about it

Talking about Vision:
Film acting is unique in that, there is usually a script or story line. There is atleast one actor or actress and usually there will be someone directing the film. Every actor or actress has a role. The plot or story line would normally include how the movie ends. That end would have been determined in most cases by what the movie director wants right from the start. Also the script or story line is the first thing before any actor or anything. You can’t act a movie without a story line. It’s when there is a story line that a director starts looking for actors. In reality, the story line is what determines what sort of actor is hired by the director. Life is designed by God to be like the movies. He is the script writer and also the director. You and I are the actors. Your role in the script is his plans for you. That script is also his blueprint. If you as an actor, acts out the script, then the end is predictable. It will follow the story line. If on the other hand you decide to write your own script and act it out, then the end will be different from what the director had in mind.

God through the Prophet Isaiah wrote about what Jesus will do in Isaiah 61:1-2. That was a script. Jesus the actor, already read and understood his role. He then physically read it out in the synagogue in Luke 4: 18-21. After reading it, He proceeded to act out what was written about him. 

Luke 4: 20 – 21

20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

There is a script written about you for 2018. That script is his plan for you this year. According to Jeremiah 29: 11, It is a good script with a positive expected end. But you need to read and know that script. Understanding that script is what we call Vision. If you will find out what has been written about you and then proceed to act it out. Then you can be sure the film or your life in 2018 will end up the way the film director wanted it to be

His script or thoughts towards us are good… to give an expected end

Our memory verse for January 2018
Habakkuk 2: 2

And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision,
Line 2and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our prayers for the next level project: 
Thank you Lord Jesus for 2018
On Grace:
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study: Masterlife now on the 2nd workbook: The Disciple’s personality