Saturday, October 18, 2008

Day 30: A glorious church, a glorious future

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the people, but the LORD shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you. And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. (Isa. 60:1-3)

Harvest Time is a church that has been uniquely positioned for its mission. First, we’ve been positioned by God in this pivotal moment in time. We have come, truly, to a place of influence for such a time as this – when people are coming to Christ by the tens of thousands across the world each day.

Second, we’ve been specially positioned by the Lord geographically. God preserved our land for decades, in His Providence turning away two dozen would-be developers. And now we sit within striking distance of the greatest metropolis on our continent, able to affect the entire planet.

Finally, we’re specially positioned in the Spirit. Our leadership, our experiences, and our hearts’ burdens have all pushed us into a place of expectancy – a place where we anticipate the coming glory of God upon our house. As Isaiah saw, that glory comes at a time of darkness and turmoil among the nations… but it brings a harvest! The Gentiles will indeed come to our light.

God of the Nations, let Your glory now arise upon us, Your people. This is the season for us to not only arise and build, but to see the nations and their kings streaming into the Kingdom! Let your glory fall!

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