Pass it On

“…For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers…" - ACTS 13:36
“…But the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits." - DANIEL 11:32  

Throughout the Bible God always uses one generation to touch another. David served his generation and the next generation and was the greatest king ever known. We have only this day to serve this generation. God is seeking fathers and mothers who will serve the next generation and has called us to be His revolutionaries. We are in a divine relay race. A relay race is not necessarily won by the fastest team but by the team passing the  baton correctly. The runner ahead being given the baton has to keep their eyes on their lane. The runner passing the baton tells the next runner when to go. There is an assigned placing for you, you are part of a team, every team member is vital and important. You were created for this generation, whatever has been imparted to you, be it love , faith or purpose, PASS IT ON.  Wherever we are, we have been called to impart to the next generation. It's time for men and women of God to impart the possibility of miracles taking place.

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)

If Joshua was to take the people of Israel across the Jordan River and into their promised land, there could be no alternative.

It involved a choice of their will- they either acted with courage, or they missed their blessing.

And one of the ways in which courage is built in us, is by meditating in God’s Word.

Today, you and I are faced with two choices; we either look at our circumstances and begin to cringe and cry or we choose by an act of our will, to meditate in His Word day and night.

I promise you, courage will rise up in your heart and give you the victory you need.

Matthew 16:18-19

“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 
Matthew 16:18–19 (NKJV)

Despite all that the Church has been through, I do believe that the Church’s finest hour is now.


Many have been led to believe that she has been out maneuvered, outplayed and outwitted, but this is her finest hour. And everything that was prophesied about her, throughout the entire Bible, is surely coming to pass.

Jesus said that He would build His church and that the gates of hell would not prevail against it.


The Church is the plan and purpose of God and if He is building His church, then it is impossible for her to fail.

You and I are part of that Church and it is impossible for us to fail.


This is our finest hour, to do what God has called us to do.


We have this awesome opportunity before us and what we must do; we must act now and do it now!

 

Matthew 8:5-7

Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, 
saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”
And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
 - Matthew 8:5-7 (NKJV) 

In Bible days, Roman centurions were notable and reputable men, who were expected to lead by example and were known for their formidable courage on the battlefield.

What I like about this particular Roman centurion was that he recognized the need of his servant and so he came to Jesus.

What’s more, he came pleading!

And it’s one thing to plead for yourself, or your spouse or a family member, but to plead for your servant is another.

This man didn’t allow his social standing to stop him from coming to God.

Instead, he got rid of his pride and his reputation and came straight to the source - Jesus.

I want to encourage you today.

What is it that you need from God?

Well, whatever it is, how you come will inevitably determine whether you receive anything or not.
You can come to God with a heart full of doubt and unbelief and you’ll receive nothing.

Or you can come earnestly with a heart full of faith and expectancy, losing sight of who you are, and you will receive.

Matthew 15:23-27

But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”
But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 
Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” 
And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” (Matthew 15:23-27 NKJV).


God has given to each one of us a measure of faith, with which we can change our world.
But make no mistake; your faith will be tested.
It may be ignored, denied and even insulted, yet the God-kind of faith never ever gives up.
Instead, it will hold on to every God-given promise until what was spoken and declared with the mouth, is not only seen with the eyes, but also manifested in the flesh.

Matthew 15:28

"Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour". - Matthew 15:28 NKJV
Despite all the problems she was experiencing, this woman heard about Jesus and when she did, faith rose up in her heart bringing about a change in her life.
It doesn’t matter how hard your life has been or the many challenges that you have been through.
Hearing about Jesus and choosing to respond, can bring a change!