December 16, 2014

Happy Hanukkah!

At sunset we enter the Festival of Lights or the Feast of Dedication, the time to celebrate when the Light of the World was conceived and became flesh.   As you celebrate Jesus over the next three weeks, are you ready to dedicate yourself to His agenda?

At the last Reform Rochester Assembly, Pastor Sandy Wall released this exhortation:   “All day I have been getting about the whole Earth is groaning and waiting for the manifestation of sons, and how creation is groaning.   When Kacey spoke about that, it was confirmation.   Here is what I think is happening.   When we were talking about the gates and the eastern gate, I think there are gates that are clearly becoming defined.   Our boundaries are becoming clearly defined.   I think there is clarity.   I am looking now from my position – What is the northern gate, the southern gate, eastern gate, the western gate?   I believe God is defining boundaries.   Here is the thing too, with the hopelessness and everything else that was identified tonight, the Lord led me to this.   When four hundred gathered to David at the Cave of Adullam, every single one of them – ALL were in debt,   ALL were in distress,  ALL were discontented, which means bitterness of soul.   Every single one of them, but they united with one mission.  Every single one decided they would become his armor bearers.   That means they put aside their own agendas.   They had no other mission than to fulfill David’s mission, which was to become king!   So they united under David, and out of that came thirty seven of the greatest mighty men that ever lived. Could we not unite?   Could we not put aside every other agenda but to have His agenda?   I believe this; God has finally got Himself an army of true worshipers that will worship Him in Spirit and in truth, that will put aside every other agenda but His, to fulfill His mission, His vision in the Earth in this Region, in this State and in this Nation. So I believe it does not matter – okay, so you are hopeless, you are in debt, you are distressed, you are in bitterness of soul, but guess what? Decide your only agenda is His agenda!   Fulfill His agenda in this Region!   I believe that is what God is doing to night.   He told Abraham that his descends would possess the gates of their enemies. Possess means seize and occupy.   I believe that is what we are doing tonight.   That He has finally got Himself and army in position, humble, that low position, that will worship Him, that has disciplined and established a lifestyle of worship.   David was a warrior, but David was a worshiper.   So I believe we are finally in that position. <strong>We have no other agenda Lord, but Yours!  Hearts like David who fulfill Your will, who will worship You in Spirit and in truth. Father we just submit and surrender, and I repent in my position on behalf of all the leaders and intercessors in intercessory positions that have had other agendas.   Lord, I say from this day forth, the only agenda that we have is Yours!   We will pick up the baton of Smith Wigglesworth and Charles Finney.   Lord, and go further with it and establish Your glory Lord. We want Your glory in this Region.”

Immediately after the exhortation,  the Lord released the following agenda for our Region:
“Here is the agenda:
Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!
Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah. ”  Psalm 24:7-10

That is our mission.  That is our agenda – that the King of glory will occupy Rochester, New York!
 In this time to rededicate yourself to the Lord, will you make His agenda yours?

May the Light of the love of God shine on you.