As the Holy Fire Convocation is set for next week at Sarasota First and as we prepare for our Annual Prayer Summit on January 19th, what should the result be? I love the presence and glory of God. Miracles happen. I’ve witnessed healings, deliverance, and transformations. But I’m thinking today about what should happen afterwards. Do we come together just so the saints can feel good? Is this all that revival is? Or should we not come together to be renewed, energized, and recommissioned for Kingdom advance?
In Acts 4, the church gathered to pray after Peter and John were released from jail for preaching the Gospel, “all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God…” (v.24). They prayed for boldness, “O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus” (vv.29-30). Prayer! But then, after: “After this, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness” (v.31). The fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit turned their fears into boldness to proclaim the word of God. Action!
I’m so convinced that our prayers should lead us to action that I have decided that our forthcoming Prayer Summit on January 19th should be changed to a “Prayer and Harvest Summit.” God is giving me the details and I will share the new vision He is giving to me with our Advisory Board on January 11th. So, let this be the first announcement that the Advisory Board, every pastor of every church, Hispanic, Haitian, Caribbean, Afro-American, Anglo, is expected to gather together at Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center at 10 AM on January 19, 2013, to pray and strategize by ethnicities, or zones or both, for the greatest Kingdom advance we have ever attempted for Christ.
God has even told me how we will fund it: The Trust Fund! We will not “put our trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from The Lord” (Jeremiah 17:5). We will put our trust in The Lord and make The Lord our hope and confidence (17:7). As artist Keith Goodson testified Monday night at the Christmas dinner, “The trust fund is simple: trust in God and He will fund your future.” God had told him to plant a new church. He asked God, “Where will I get the money to fund it?” “Paint! Use the gift I have given you.” One painting (I believe, of Jesus feeding the 5,000) sold for enough money to fund the new church plant.
As 2013 approaches, and we slide headlong off the fiscal cliff, it is time for some people to declare, we “trust in The Lord will all our heart; we lean not on our own understanding. In all our ways we acknowledge Him, and He will direct our paths” (Prov.3:5-6)! God is up to something spectacular in Southern Florida and we have the privilege of watching it unfold.
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