“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity” — Psalm 133:1
Listen to that word…UNITY! If ever there was a time in our nation and the nations of the world where we are experiencing unprecedented division and chaos, it is right now.
But I want to tell you in no uncertain terms...our God reigns! He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. He is all-knowing.
Before you were born, God ordained you for a special purpose, for a divine, unique, Kingdom purpose…for such a time as this. Don’t be afraid, for the Lord sent His angels to go before you, and to come behind you as His rear guard. Our God delights in your well-being, and He inhabits the praises of His people.
Don’t think for one second that our leaders, who are doing all that they can to divide the people in this world, will have the last word. They only think they are in charge. God isn’t sitting in the heavens saying, “Let’s make a deal.” He’s sitting in the heavens saying, “This IS the deal!” Make no mistake about it, our God, the Creator of the Universe, is 100% in charge, and He will have the last word.
I am tired of hearing the divisive rhetoric that is continually being spewed across the airwaves, spouted in the news and praised by the media.
We do not have a black problem. We don’t have a white or a brown problem.
The bottom line is… we have a HEART problem. I am reminded of the great hymn that says; “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.” We have forgotten to turn our eyes upon Jesus, to hide His Word in our heart. It is only when we do this that we will experience true unity.
The nations of the world have kicked God out of our homes, out of our schools, our courthouses, our relationships and out of many significant aspects of our lives. We are happy to clap on Sundays when the choir sings. It’s easy to ease our conscious by depositing a dollar or two in the offering plate, but for many, even those that call themselves “believers,” conveniently place God on a shelf during the week.
2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
It is time for us to come together in unity and command His blessing. It is time to share the light and love of Jesus Christ around the world like never before. You think that sounds like too lofty a goal? Let me be very clear. If we don’t share the love of Jesus, the radical extremists that are spewing hate at an alarming rate will own our streets, destroy our culture, and steal the future of our children and grandchildren.
If we don’t speak up and share the plan of salvation, anarchy will reign. Is this the legacy you want to leave? Is chaos and mayhem what you crave for your children’s future?
It is time for the Church of Jesus Christ to arise, to stand up and boldly speak the truth according to God’s Word. We must pray diligently and without ceasing, seeking God’s face until the answer comes. His ways are not our ways, but His timing is always perfect.
To get what we’ve never had, we must do what we’ve never done. This is not the time to silently sit back and hope for the best. This is the time to present a united front to the world, sharing the message that our God saves! If we as believers have unity, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish.
As we celebrate the birth of our Savior during this holiday season, know that the time for Jesus’ return grows closer every day. Though no man knows the day or the hour, the events taking place in our world today are things I never thought I would see in my lifetime. I am preaching messages I never thought I would deliver on prophetic topics my father could not begin to imagine. These are interesting times. THE KING IS COMING!
I want to encourage each of you this coming year to join me in earnest prayer. We need to come together in agreement as a people ordained by God to fulfill His will on this earth.
My prayer is that God fill us. God use us. Be with us. Lead us and guide us; that we might serve you! May we see lives changed, transformed and set free by your mighty power. May 2017 be the year that we come together in unity to share your redeeming power with all those that we come into contact with. We praise you Father God for your goodness, for your love and for your mercy!
For those of you who are feeling fearful as you see things around you unraveling…I have great news. The Bible tells us time and time again to FEAR NOT! Yes, there are many things with which we should be concerned, but God is in control. And I can say without any reservation that everything is going to be alright.
At John Hagee Ministries we are constantly working to further His Kingdom here on earth. Will you please pray for us? Pray for us that this might be our most impactful year yet. Pray that by God’s grace we are able to touch the lives of mothers and orphans through our Sanctuary of Hope. Pray that we are able to reach the lost like never before. Pray that we are a beacon of light in a world that is growing dimmer by the day. Pray that God may arise and His enemies be scattered!
We need YOU to make these dreams a reality! We need your prayer and your support to continue reaching the lost, to assist single mothers who are facing child-rearing responsibilities with no other help than what we are able to provide through the Sanctuary of Hope. There is no family support for these young ladies, many of whom have never known true love. It is our mission to reach one life at a time and completely transform them through the love of Christ. Join us in being the hands and feet of Jesus…one heart at a time.
Have you heard the phrase touted by many, “Teamwork makes the dream work?” Let me tell you what TEAM stands for… Together Everyone Achieves More. We must come together under one umbrella for one common goal…to win the lost for Jesus Christ.
I believe that 2017 is going to be the year that we stand shoulder to shoulder, united as one body, celebrating and sharing the Kingdom of God, looking forward to his triumphant return with great expectation.
Our Savior is alive. He redeems. He sets free. He makes all things new, and gives us grace to walk the path set before us. As we approach the new year, leave the pain of the past behind and let’s join together in a united front, humbling ourselves before the Lord and ushering the Holy Spirit back into our lives!
May God bless us all as we shout from the rooftops, “OUR GOD SAVES!”