“We Were born for such a time as this.”
I ummed and arred for a while when it came to making the investment to turn up to the summit, but when I heard those words at the Friday avo prayer meeting, words which were on my mind as well, immediately I really felt assured we were in for a good weekend.
A month earlier I had spent two weeks in Toowoomba, and right from the outset, the message throughout the summit was a continuation of what I had been getting there.
FGBA may be small and insignificant to the eyes of the church (i.e. those who know about us) right now, but that big ship cannot navigate new waters or uncharted seas. Nor can she turn easily, especially when so laden with the intake of the sea of apostasy such as that we witness through the marriage issue. No, we are small and hungry for a move of God, and I felt we were in the right place to explore how God wants to bring His kingdom to the hearts of men in our nation in this day.
“If we do not teach the Nations, the Nations will teach us.”
How true this is. Christians have soaked, bathed in the teachings of this godless age! We have been silent on sex education for example, and allowed the world to be our educators in all the gates including this one. Freedom comes at a price – vigilance! We are the watchmen.
We (Christians) are to be the disciplers; discipling our nation in the ways of the Kingdom of God. In reality this is an old story, yet it is a new vision for we have not gone this way before. We are familiar with the message of salvation. However, God's intent was never just to get us over the blood line. We are to go on in the ministry of putting satan under our feet as the early disciples did when they healed the sick, cast out demons and raised the dead. We are to show forth the righteousness that was in Christ and bring forth the kind of justice the prophets continually spoke of.
My thanks goes out to the team of Singaporeans who gave so much to extend the kingdom. I pray that we be obedient to the call the Lord has placed upon our respective lives.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Yours in Christ,
Martin ter Wee.
North Canberra Gate