ON THE HORIZON

ON THE HORIZON

“You have heard; now see all this; and will you not declare it? From this time forth I announce to you new things, hidden things that you have not known.
They are created now, not long ago; before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, ‘Behold, I knew them.’
You have never heard, you have never known, from of old your ear has not been opened. For I knew that you would surely deal treacherously, and that from before birth you were called a rebel.
Isa. 48:6-8

Over the last two years, we have thought often of this passage of scripture. The Lord gave it to us as a church at the beginning of 2009 and again in 2010. We have been on the watch for God’s unprecedented acts in these past two years. We have seen some amazing things take place in our church in these two years, we have an anticipation of even greater things just ahead.
In the ESV Study Bible there is a short commentary of that passage in Isaiah. Listen to these observations about the acts of God just ahead, even on the horizon.

Isa. 48:6–8 Now God intends to reveal surprising new prophecies. Unprecedented acts of God are on the horizon—unprecedented, lest his own people treat his deeds dismissively.

The horizon speaks of those things just ahead of us, even in the very next day. The unusual outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our church in 1994 taught us several lessons, one of which was how in a 24 hour period of time, everything can change. What does the next day or week have in store for you? God’s unprecedented works can suddenly explode into your life. Suddenly, as God’s new season begins, you can find yourself in the midst of His unprecedented acts, when you do, don’t shrug them off, these are the days that we live for.
In 2010 we saw a season of healing miracles. There were two ladies healed of cancer, several tumors that disappeared, someone healed of hepatitis and various other significant miracles. What does 2011 hold for us as a church, what does it have in store for you? Do you have an expectancy of new things in 2011? As we begin this new year it would be good to set aside some time to reflect on this next year. What could be on the “horizon” in your life? What miracles has the Lord placed in this calendar year for you? Maybe this is the year of soul winning in your life, or maybe the Lord will use you in His healing gifts or even His gifts of prophesy. How will these things occur? Stir up the gift of God inside of you, listen carefully for His voice, unprecedented days are on the horizon for you in 2011.

4 Replies to “ON THE HORIZON”

  1. 2010 saw me coming back to God @ feed the the multitudes,My wife healed of depression,the beginning of financial growth,a growth in friends from 1 friend who is not a Christian to 84 Christian friends,someone who HATED church to someone who can not get enough! All of this has occurred in 6 months.I am going to see what I can do to get more God in 2011.

  2. Excited about things in 2011. God has so much planned for our church. Praying God uses me in supernatural ways. Praying I see the true heart of God, and experience his mysteries more each day!

  3. very interesting on things happening we have seen and heard the same stuff here it seems like the lord is working on all of us to get readdy for many things to be willing out of our comfort zone to make sure we are walking upright and in obedience and love we are all being lead in this direction at this time, people are leaving religios dead no life places and finding places that minister life we have been seeing this alot we are getting readdy as a body here to work with other right on bodys to hit this area with the gospel homes are opening up during the week for bible studys more so than at any other time, more and more brothers and sisters are active we have here pockets of those that are serious we live in a place with churchs on every corner many wont serve the lord we are seeing others come that will. god is bringing his people from out of the area also for the harvist here this stuff is happening no one could organise this i have seen many come and spread the gospel from many places plus the ones here im glad this is going on i agree i think many things will be going on he is getting his people readdy to use in a mighty way maybe this could be his last call i dont know only he does im excited satens time is short and he trys to trip people up but fails we see this also god has given us athority over much if we would only use it grater is he within us than the world any devil orsituation the lord will handel much himselve or show us how to handle it when we go out it is sometimes going to satens territory sometimes it is peaceful but not always sometimes opasition really hard hearts you never know what is out there but the lord knows that is good enough he even gives us the words to say if we are sent out i know to bee prayed up first take much time in prayer and to really love the people they know if we love them even t6he mean onery ones no matter how or what the lord has us do we are representing him thanks for shareing what is happening in new orleans it is also going on here

  4. I have seen in 2010 a brother in Christ, Mark Planchard, awake from tribulations placed upon him and receive through his unwaving Faith a new renewal in the Holy Spirit. Thank you pastor Bailey and to Victory for providing for this brother and others in 2010 and we look forward to more blessings in 2011. In His Light and Love, dan frisard

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