Tsunami

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Children's artwork in worship 2010 - TSUNAMI! 

Prophetically we sense impending massive waves of God's glory. David has been preaching on impending waves or tsunamis since 2004 after a vision and series of dreams that have intensified even until today. David has preached about Tsunami in different countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Middle East and the UK.

 

GOD GAVE ME THIS PROPHECY IN 2008:

“GOD SAYS, MY TSUNAMIS ARE COMING! MASSIVE WAVES OF MY GLORY AND POWER! IN THE LAST DAYS I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH!

FOR SOME MY WAVES WILL BE THRILLING; FOR OTHERS THEY WILL BE TERRIFYING!

MY TSUNAMIS WILL SHAKE STRUCTURES! ECONOMIC STRUCTURES! CHURCH STRUCTURES! POLITICAL STRUCTURES! EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE SHAKEN WILL BE SHAKEN! BUT MY KINGDOM CANNOT BE SHAKEN!

MY TSUNAMIS WILL ALSO BRING DOWN WALLS!

FOR I AM PREPARING MY CHURCH FOR A WAVE! I AM POSITIONING YOU FOR POSSESSION! I AM BIRTHING NEW THINGS AND TAKING YOU INTO UNPRECEDENTED TERRITORY!

THIS IS THE DAY OF THE PRIESTHOOD! I AM RAISING UP AN ARMY OF PRIESTS, MOBILISED AS NEVER BEFORE! TO TAKE THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM TO THE NATIONS!

I AM PREPARING THE NETS FOR A MASSIVE HARVEST! YOU WILL SEE STADIUMS FILLED! EVEN THE MOST OPTIMISTIC BELIEVER WILL BE ASTONISHED AT THE SIZE OF THE HARVEST! AMOS 9 – THE PLOUGHMAN WILL OVERTAKE THE REAPER!

NOT JUST THE THOUSANDS OR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS BUT THE MILLIONS!

DON’T LOOK AT THE LANDSCAPE AND SAY, “NOTHING IS CHANGING.” FOR I WILL COME POWERFULLY AND SUDDENLY AS I CAME AT PENTECOST. SUDDENLY THE LORD COMES TO HIS TEMPLE!

DON’T CAMP AROUND THE DRYNESS OF THE BONES YOU SEE RIGHT NOW! FOR I WILL BREATHE UPON DRY BONES.

MY TSUNAMIS WILL CHANGE LANDSCAPES. THERE WILL BE TECTONIC PLATE SHIFTS IN THE SPIRIT REALM.

VALUE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS. THIS IS NOT A TIME TO BE DISCONNECTED AND ISOLATED.

FOR I AM CONNECTING FLOWS AND STREAMS AND ALLIES FOR A NEW DAY. THIS IS ALL FOR MULTIPLICATION.

I AM CALLING MY CHURCH TO THE UNPRECEDENTED! TO PIONEER INTO NEW PLACES. NEW HORIZONS! NEW FIELDS! NEW SPHERES!

TO RELEASE CREATIVITY! NEW SONGS! NEW ART! NEW EXPRESSIONS!

I AM BRINGING YOU INTO THE GREATER WORKS AND GREATER THINGS OF MY SPIRIT!

THIS IS A TIME FOR BIG DREAMS! AUDACIOUS DREAMS! A TIME FOR DREAMS AND VISIONS AS I POUR OUT MY SPIRIT!

I AM CALLING YOUNG WARRIORS! I AM RAISING UP AN ELISHA GENERATION! WHO WILL MAKE DEAD THINGS COME ALIVE! WHO WILL MOVE IN THE UNPRECEDENTED WITH A DOUBLE PORTION ANOINTING! WHO WILL ADD FLOUR TO THE STEW! SALT TO THE WATER! AND HERALD A NEW DAY!

THERE IS A CALL TO YOUNG WARRIORS TO ARISE! TO JOIN WITH CALEBS IN TAKING DOWN GIANTS! TO RISE IN KINGDOM AUTHORITY AND ADVANCE IN THIS HOUR!

POSITIONING IS CRITICAL! A PROPHETIC PEOPLE SEE THE FUTURE, PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE AND BECOME THE FUTURE!

THE LORD SAYS THERE ARE WAVES RIGHT NOW! LEARN TO RIDE MY WAVES NOW! FOR MY TSUNAMIS ARE COMING!

FOR I HAVE CALLED YOU TO DISCIPLE NATIONS AND BUILD FOR GENERATIONS.

DON’T GET CAUGHT UP IN THE THRILL OF THE WAVE; BUT HAVE A HEART FOR INFLUENCE IN TOWNS AND CITIES AND NATIONS.

CAN YOU SEE A RISING TIDE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AROUND THE WORLD?

MY TSUNAMIS ARE COMING!” D. HAGGER 29/09/08

 

READ ACTS 2:17-21

GOD SAYS IN THE LAST DAYS… I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT! I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT! I WILL OPEN THE FLOODGATES! NOT A DAB BUT A DELUGE! TSUNAMIS!!!

JONATHON EDWARDS, THE PURITANS AND CHARLES FINNEY CARRIED HOPE OF A GREAT END-TIME OUTPOURING AND HARVEST! 

 

GOD’S TSUNAMIS ARE COMING! 

MANY PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE RECEIVING DREAMS AND VISIONS OF TSUNAMIS!!! 

IN AUSTRALIA AT A LEADERSHIP MEETING OVER HALF THE PEOPLE REPORTED DREAMS AND VISIONS OF A TSUNAMI… A COMMON THREAD WAS THAT THE TSUNAMI BROUGHT SHAKING TO CURRENT STRUCTURES. FOR SOME THE TSUNAMI IS FEARFUL! 

GREG HASWELL, A PROPHETIC GUY FROM ATLANTA USA, REPORTED THAT FOUR PEOPLE CAME OUT TO PROPHESY IN A MEETING -  EACH HAD A VISION OF A COMING TSUNAMI! ONE OF THE EXHORTATIONS WAS THAT IT IS NOT A TIME TO PLAY IN DRY RIVER BEDS…

IN NEW ZEALAND AFTER SPEAKING ABOUT GOD’S TSUNAMIS A PASTOR OF ONE OF THE LARGEST CHURCHES IN NZ TOLD ME GOD HAD BEEN SPEAKING TO HIM ABOUT TSUNAMIS… HE SAID HE WAS PREACHING A SERIES CALLED “THE TSUNAMIS OF ACTS”! GOD TOLD HIM TO PREPARE THE CHURCH FOR A WAVE! 

IN THE UK, SOUTH AFRICA AND INDIA – WHEREVER I’VE MINISTERED – GOD IS SPEAKING TO HIS PEOPLE ABOUT COMING TSUNAMIS!!! 

THE EMPHASIS HAS BEEN ON; 

-      ENCOURAGEMENT FOR GOD’S PEOPLE

-      STRUCTURES WILL FALL AS THE TSUNAMI SHAKES EVERYTHING NOT OF GOD

-      POSITIONING IS CRITICAL TO RIDE THE WAVE!

-      THAT CHURCHES NEED A PASSION FOR INFLUENCE NOT JUST EXCITEMENT AND THE “THRILL” OF REVIVAL!

-      LEARNING TO RIDE CURRENT WAVES SO WE CAN RIDE THE BIGGER WAVES!

 

GOD’S TSUNAMIS WILL DWARF BOTH THE AZUZA ST REVIVAL AND THE WELSH REVIVAL!!! IT WILL BE UNPRECEDENTED!

WE WON’T BE ABLE TO DEFINE CHURCH BY WHAT HAS BEEN BEFORE … GOD’S OUTPOURING WILL CHANGE LANDSCAPES! 

 

AS WE PREPARE FOR GOD’S COMING WAVE, WE NEED REVELATION AND RESPONSE: 

 

T – TOTAL ALIGNMENT TO THE KINGDOM!

AMOS 9 – THE PLOUGHMAN WILL OVERTAKE THE REAPER!!! GOD IS PREPARING HIS CHURCH FOR UNPRECEDENTED HARVEST! HUGE HARVEST! ASTONISHING HARVEST!

EVEN THE MOST OPTIMISTIC BELIEVER WILL BE ASTONISHED AT THE SIZE OF THE HARVEST! STADIUMS FILLED! PROPHETS ARE SPEAKING OF A HARVEST OF A BILLION SOULS (MATT 24:14, REV 5:9, 14:6). IN REVELATION 7 IT SPEAKS OF A MULTITUDE THAT NOONE COULD NUMBER!!!

WE NEED A TOTAL ALIGNMENT TO THE KINGDOM!!!

THE HARVEST FOLLOWS THE KINGDOM MESSAGE! FRIENDS IN NZ SEEING MANY SAVED – SINCE THEY CHANGED TO A KINGDOM EPHASIS! SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM! PREACH THE KINGDOM!

TOO MANY BELIEVERS ARE CAUGHT UP IN “CHURCHIANITY” WHERE PEOPLE GATHER TO A BUILDING… LOTS OF PROGRAMS TO KEEP EVERYONE BUSY… V THE KINGDOM – WALKING IN INTIMACY, OBEDIENCE AND DOMINION!

TONY FITZGERALD – GREATEST BATTLE IN THE CHURCH IN END TIMES WON’T BE PENTACOSTAL V EVANGELICAL BUT KINGDOM V NON-KINGDOM!

WE NEED TO BE KINGDOM PEOPLE! IT’S AN EVER INCREASING KINGDOM – ISA 9! OUR JOB IS TO RELEASE THE KINGDOM IN OUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE! WE WILL SEE A MULTIPLICATION OF SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES AROUND THE GLOBE!! ORDINARY BELIEVERS STRETCHING OUT HANDS IN POWER! JOEL SPEAKS OF SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS AND ON EARTH! WE WILL ALSO SEE SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS! 

 

S – SONG OF THE LORD/GLOBAL WORSHIP, PRAYER, PROPHECY 

GOD IS RAISING UP WORSHIPPERS AND A “ONETHING” GENERATION! 

LUKE 10 – THE STORY OF MARY AND MARTHA… JESUS SAYS ONE THING IS NEEDED! TO SIT AT JESUS’ FEET! TO SIT AT HIS FEET AND LISTEN! TO SIT AT HIS FEET AND ADORE! TO SIT AT HIS FEET AND WORSHIP! THIS BUSY GENRATION NEEDS TO HEAR THE CALL TO ONE THING! 

PS 27 – DAVID SAYS ONE THING I HAVE DESIRED! TO SEEK GOD’S FACE AND GAZE UPON HIS BEAUTY! DAVID SAYS ONE THING I HAVE DESIRED – ALL THROUGH DAVID’S LIFE WE SEE AN EXTRAVAGANT DEVOTION! THEN HE SAYS “THAT WILL I SEEK” – DAVID WAS AFTER ONE THING HIS WHOLE LIFE! A LIFE OF DEVOTION! 

IT IS AN AMAZING THING IN A CHURCH WHEN THE “ONE THING” BECOMES THE VISION… MANY MESSAGES PREACHED IN CHURCH ARE PERIPHERAL TO THE ONE THING… WE NEED TO GIVE SPACE FOR THE “ONE THING”! WE NEED TO BUILD ALTARS OF PRAISE ALONG OUR JOURNEY AS A CHURCH! CELEBRATING EVERY VICTORY! 

GOD IS RAISING UP GLOBAL WORSHIP! HEAVENLY WORSHIP! REV 4 AND 5 ARE KEY CHAPTERS CONCERNING HEAVENLY WORSHIP! WE WANT TO SEE THE WORSHIP OF HEAVEN BREAK IN ON EARTH! 

GOD IS NOT JUST LOOKING FOR SALVATIONS BUT WORSHIPPERS! TO WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH (JOHN 4). 

IT’S EXCITING! THE END TIME CHURCH HAS A MANDATE TO DECLARE THE SONG OF THE LORD!!! OVER 100 REFERENCES TO THE END TIME SONG OF THE LORD IN SCRIPTURE!! PARTICULARLY IN ISAIAH!! 

REVELATION 5 SPEAKS OF THE SONG OF THE LORD! EXODUS 15 SPEAKS OF THE SONG OF THE LORD! ISAIAH 42 ALSO SPEAKS OF THE SONG OF THE LORD 

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO YOU ARE? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT YOU HAVE GOT YOURSELF INTO?

THE LORD IS RAISING UP A WORLD WIDE WORSHIP OUTPOURING!!! THAT IS UNPRECEDENTED!!!

WE HAVEN’T SEEN THE EXTENT OF WORSHIP GOD WANTS TO EXPRESS!! HEAVENLY WORSHIP! REV 4 AND 5! AND EVERY EXPRESSION OF DAVID’S TABERNACLE AS IT’S RESTORED! ACTS 15…

THIS GENERATION IS CALLED TO DECLARE THE SONG OF THE LORD!!! (BY THE WAY – I’D ENCOURAGE US TO INCLUDE SOME OF THE OLD HYMNS WHICH ARE FULL OF THEOLOGY!) 

WE ARE ALL CALLED TO DECLARE THE SONG OF THE LORD!

CONGREGATIONS THAT MOVE INTO WILD, FREE, FRESH, PROPHETIC WORSHIP!!! CAN CHANGE A CITY!!!

THE “NEW SONG” IS MENTIONED ABOUT 7 OR 8 TIMES IN THE BIBLE… IT’S USUALLY IN THE CONTEXT OF END TIMES!!!

THAT GENERATION RIGHT BEFORE JESUS COMES BACK TO THE PLANET…THERE’S THIS NEW SONG THAT IS RISING!!! ACROSS THE WORLD!!

A NEW SONG IS RISING ACROSS THE EARTH!!! THAT CHANGES CITIES AND NATIONS!! IT IS THE POWER OF HEAVENLY WORSHIP!!

NEW SONG… NEW SOUND… THE NEW SONG IS NOT JUST A NEW COOL RIFF… BUT A MESSAGE!!! THE NEW SONG IS A MESSAGE!! IT’S BECAUSE JESUS IS DOING SOMETHING NEW!

GOD IS RAISING UP A NEW SOUND! A NEW SONG IN THE EARTH! TO USHER IN THE SECOND COMING!

THIS CHURCH IS CALLED TO BE A PEOPLE THAT RELEASE THE POWERFUL SONG OF THE LORD! 

 

U – UNPRECEDENTED AND SUDDENLY 

 

THE HISTORY OF TSUNAMIS IS THAT THEY COME SUDDENLY! PEOPLE ARE OFTEN UNPREPARED! 

WE WILL SEE SUDDEN SHAKINGS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY! ALREADY WE SEE SIGNIFICANT RISES AND FALLS IN THE DOW JONES INDEX. 

WE WILL SEE SUDDEN SHAKINGS ACROSS THE WORLD AS THE TSUNAMI HITS! 

MOST REVIVALS IN HISTORY CAME SUDDENLY! 

SUDDENLY THE SOUND OF A VIOLENT RUSHING WIND IN ACTS 2! SUDDENLY THE LORD COMES TO HIS TEMPLE! 

WE NEED TO PREPARE FOR THE COMING TSUNAMI BY FAITH! JUST BECAUSE WE LOOK AT THE LANDSCAPE AND CAN’T SEE MUCH CHANGING … WE CAN’ LIVE BY SIGHT! WE NEED FAITH FOR THE SUDDENLIES OF GOD!! 

2 KINGS 3 SPEAKS OF A SUDDEN FLASH FLOOD!

ELISHA PROPHECIES TO JEHOSOPHAT THE KING – HE URGES THE KING TO DIG DITCHES FOR A FLASH FLOOD! THE BIBLE SAYS “THE NEXT MORNING”! SUDDENLY! THE LAND WAS FILLED WITH WATER!!!! THEN ELISHA SPEAKS OF A FLOOD BRINGING INFLUENCE… ELISHA SAYS YOU WILL OVERTHROW EVERY FORTIFIED CITY AND MAJOR TOWN!!!

GOD WILL COME SUDDENLY AND WE WILL OVERTHROW FORTIFIED CITIES AND TOWNS!

DON’T CAMP AROUND THE DRYNESS OF THE BONES YOU SEE RIGHT NOW!!! GOD CAN AND WILL COME AND BREATHE UPON DRY BONES!!! 

I REMEMBER THE DAY I PRAYED IN MY STUDY AND RECEIVED A VISION FROM THE LORD OF GIANT TSUNAMIS CROSSING THE EARTH… I WROTE DOWN A PROPHETIC WORD ABOUT TSUNAMIS OF GOD TRAVERSING THE EARTH…

THE NEXT DAY THE ASIAN TSUNAMI CAUSED UNPRECEDENTED DEVASTATION… SCIENTISTS COULDN’T INITIALLY EXPLAIN THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE DEVASTATION… UNTILL THEY LOOKED AT SATELLITE PHOTOS FROM SPACE WHICH SHOWED 1600KM OF TECTONIC PLATES FRACTURED AROUND INDONESIS! UNLEASHING A FORCE OF 30,000 ATOMIC BOMBS…

GOD SAID MY TSUNAMIS ARE COMING! NOT TRIUMPHALISM! TO CHANGE LANDSCAPES!

THIS IS A TIME FOR FAITH! THIS IS NOT A TIME TO BE APOSTOLICALLY DISCONNECTED! 

THE CHURCH IS CALLED TO PIONEER! TO MOVE INTO THE UNPRECEDENTED!!! THINGS AND TERRITORIES WE HAVEN’T SEEN BEFORE! 

EVERY REVIVAL INCLUDES AN UNPRECEDENTED ELEMENT! GOD NEVER POURS OUT IN EXACTLY THE SAME WAY – THERE ARE ALWAYS NEW THINGS!

LAIRD HAMILTON LIVES FOR WAVES 70 FT HIGH – THE SIZE OF 7 STORY BUILDING, MOVING AT 80KMH!

LIKE BIG WAVE RIDERS WE NEED TO POSITION OURSELVES TO RIDE THE CREST OF GOD’S COMING WAVES! FOR UNPRECEDENTED INFLUENCE!!

 

N – NEW LANDSCAPES

GOD’S TSUNAMIS WILL CHANGE LANDSCAPES! NEW ECONOMIC LANDSCAPES! TIME MAGAZINE ARTICLE PREDICTS THE US WILL CHANGE FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMIC APPROACH… 

POLITICAL LANDSCAPES… 

WE CANNOT DEFINE CHURCH BY WHAT WE’VE SEEN TILL NOW! CHURCH WILL LOOK A WHOLE LOT DIFFERENT… 

THE NEW LANDSCAPE WILL INCLUDE:

-      GOSPEL PENETRATION THAT IS BREATHTAKING

-      APOSTOLIC PARTNERSHIPS AND TEAMS WITHIN TEAMS

-      GREATER INTENTIONALITY AROUND EPH 4 GIFTINGS

-      BUSINESS PEOPLE PARTNERING WITH THE APOSTOLIC

-      GREATER CREATIVITY

-      MORE RESOURCES AROUND MISSION OF THE GOSPEL

-      DISCIPLING OF NATIONS

-      A REDIGGING OF THE WELLS OF SALVATION (GEN 26)

 

 

A – ALLIES 

A FEATURE OF AN END TIME GENERATION WILL BE UNITY! THERE GOD COMMANDS THE BLESSING! 

GOD IS GIVING US STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS AS WE PREPARE FOR A WAVE! LET’S VALUE GOD-GIVEN RELATIONSHIPS!!!

GOD IS GIVING US ALLIES IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM! GOD IS GIVING US ALLIES IN THE POLITICAL WORLD! GOD IS GIVING US ALLIES IN THE ARTS, MEDIA, BUSINESS WORLD, SPORTING WORLD ETC.

WE NEED TO KEEP RELATIONSHIPS WITH DENOMINATIONAL PASTORS BECAUSE GOD WILL OPEN DOORS AGAIN LIKE THE 70S!

RELATIONSHIPS ARE A KEY! WHEN THE TSUNAMI COMES IT WILL BE RELATIONSHIPS THAT PROVE TO BE THE GLUE!!!

ARE WE VALUING GOD-GIVEN RELATIONSHIPS?

 

M– MOBILISED PRIESTHOOD 

GOD IS MOBILISING A PRIESTHOOD AS NEVER BEFORE!!

THIS IS THE DAY OF THE PRIESTHOOD, NOT THE SUPERSTAR!!!

GOD IS LOOKING FOR CONQUERING BELIEVERS WHO WILL GO! RATHER THAN CONSUMER CHRISTIANS WHO JUST WANT TO BE BLESSED!

WE ARE NOT CALLED TO JUST ATTEND CHURCH – WE ARE THE CHURCH IN ACTION!!!

THE PRIESTHOOD ARE REDISCOVERING THEIR KINGDOM AUTHORITY (MATT 28:18-20) IN THE CONTEXT OF MISSION!

LEADERS NEED TO RELEASE THE PRIESTHOOD! TAKE RISKS ON PEOPLE! WE ARE TO BE ACTS 10:38ERS!!! I HAD A VISION OF ORDINARY BELIEVERS ON THE STREETS STRETCHING OUT HANDS OF POWER!!

 IN COASTLANDS WE HAVE A PROJECT CALLED “TAKING THE GAP” – WHERE ORDINARY PRIESTS ARE PRAYING FOR THE SICK AND PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL ON THE STREETS! WE ARE PRAYING FOR LADIES IN SUPERMARKET QUEUES! PRAYING FOR CEOS IN BOARD MEETINGS! PRAYING FOR PARENTS AS THEY DROP THEIR CHILDREN AT SCHOOL…

GOD IS SPEAKING ALSO ABOUT A WAVE OF YOUNG WARRIORS!!!

GOD SPOKE TO ME ABOUT AN EMERGING ELISHA GENERATION FROM 2 KINGS!

GOD IS RAISING UP AN ELISHA GENERATION THAT MAKES DEAD THINGS COME ALIVE (HALF OF ELISHA'S MIRACLES WERE MAKING DEAD THINGS COME ALIVE)!

GOD IS RAISING UP AN ARMY!! A KEY IS YOUNG PEOPLE MOBILISED ON THE STREETS, WORKPLACES, UNIVERSITIES, SCHOOLS AND IN THE MARKETPLACE! THEY WILL HAVE SUCCESS IN REACHING THIS GENERATION WHERE OTHERS HAVE FOUND IT HARD (FLOUR IN THE STEW)...

THIS ELISHA GENERATION IS MARKED BY A HUNGER FOR THE DOUBLE PORTION OF THE SPIRIT, SIGNS AND WONDERS, HEALING (SALT IN THE WATER), AND RESURRECTION POWER! 

 

I– INFLUENCE

WE ARE NOT JUST PIONEERS BUT FORERUNNERS!!! AND OUR INFLUENCE IS TO BE GLOBAL!! 

FORERUNNERS ARE MESSENGERS WHO PROCLAIM “NOW” WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS “SOON” TO EMPHASISE GLOBALLY!! 

FORERUNNERS HELP PREPARE THE PEOPLE TO RESPOND RIGHTLY TO JESUS! THEY MAKE KNOWN GOD’S PLANS AHEAD OF TIME… 

ISA 40 TELLS US FORERUNNERS PREPARE A HIGHWAY FOR THE PEOPLE (BUILD A HIGHWAY FOR PEOPLE TO COME BEHIND)! 

FORERUNNERS ALSO PREPARE A HIGHWAY FOR GOD!!! FOR THE COMING OF THE KING!! ISA 40 – PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD! MAKE STRAIGHT IN THE DESERT A HIGHWAY FOR OUR GOD!! 

FOREUNNERS:

 

-      DECLARE NEW THINGS (ISA 43)

-      HELP GOD’S PEOPLE AVOID DECEPTION (REV 10)

-      ARE INVOLVED IN A GREAT END TIME PROPHETIC WAVE (JOEL 2)

-      ARE INVOLVED IN GATHERING THE HARVEST

-      ARE INVOLVED IN DECLARING GOD’S SHAKINGS!

-      MODEL THE RESTORATION OF DAVID’S TABERNACLE (ACTS 15)

-      ARE A VOICE NOT AN ECHO (JOHN 1:22-23) 

WE ARE TO BE A JOHN THE BAPTIST GENERATION! (LUKE 3) PREPARING THE WAY FOR THE SECOND COMING OF THE KING! GOD IS RAISING UP FRIENDS OF THE BRIDEGROOM IN OUR GENERATION!! 

GOD IS SPEAKING ABOUT THE MARKETPLACE! ABOUT REACHING OUR CITIES! WE NEED TO RESPOND TO FRESH CITY DYNAMICS!

1. FOR THE FIRST TIME – 2007 – OVER 50% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION LIVE IN CITIES… (REPEAT)

THERE ARE NOW OVER 20 MEGA-CITY REGIONS ON THE PLANET WITH MORE THAN 10 MILLION PEOPLE…WOW!

2.CITIES ARE BECOMING MORE CONNECTED!!! IT MEANS MANY INTERNATIONAL CITIES HAVE MORE IN COMMON WITH EACH OTHER THAN OTHER CITIES IN THEIR NATION!!! THERE’S A UNIQUE CULTURE OF GLOBAL CITIES LIKE LOS ANGELES, LONDON, JO’BURG, TOKYO ETC.

3. CITIES ARE GROWING FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE! THE CITIES OF ASIA ARE DOUBLING EVERY 20-30 YEARS! IN THE NEXT 15 YEARS IN CHINA THE NUMBER OF CITY-DWELLERS IS EXPECTED TO GROW BY OVER 50%! MAINLY IN THE SANGHAI AREA… THE MOST IMPORTANT ARCHITECT IN THE WORLD WILL BE THE CHINESE ARCHITECT!

MUMBAI IS PREDICTED TO OVERTAKE TOKYO AS THE WORLD’S LARGEST CITY BY 2050! WITH NEARLY 40 MILLION INHABITANTS… IMAGINE CITIES THAT SIZE – THEY NEED THOUSANDS OF CHURCHES!

4.THE NATIONS ARE COMING TO THE CITY! THIS IS A BIG ONE! DIVERSE POPULATIONS ARE BEING DRAWN TO CITIES! LIKE MAGNETS! THE MAGNET OF ECONOMIC AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES… IN LOS ANGELES 36% OF THE PEOPLE ARE BORN ABROAD… IN LONDON THE FIGURE IS 27% BORN ABROAD… THAT MEANS WE SEE MANY NATIONS REPRESENTED WITHIN THE CITY!!

4.ONE OUT OF THREE CITY DWELLERS CURRENTLY LIVES IN A SLUM! THE WORLD’S CITIES ARE FILLED WITH POOR PEOPLE! ANOTHER CHALLENGE FOR THE CHURCH!!! ISA 58 - GOD’S HEART IS FOR US TO GET ALONGSIDE THE NEEDY AND HURTING!FOOD PROGRAMS, QUALITY CLOTHING, BUT ALSO A LOVING TOUCH…

5. INCREASING DENSITY AND DIVERSITY! DENSITY IS THE MEASURE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE DWELL PER SQUARE KILOMETRE… EUROPEAN CITIES HAVE A HIGH DENSITY! GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE GOSPEL!!!

CITIES ARE ALSO INCREDIBLY DIVERSE! DIVERSE RACES! DIVERSE CULTURE! DIVERSE EDUCATION! DIVERSE SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROUPS! DIVERSE BELIEFS! DIVERSE POLITICS!

POSTURES FOR A WAVE:

-      BE A KINGDOM PEOPLE!

-      STAY HUNGRY! – JOHN 6:35,

-      LIVE BY DAILY REVELATION! –(EPH 1:17) 

-      LIVE IN A CONSTANT STATE OF FULNESS! – EPH 5:18,

-      KEEP YOUR HEAD IN ALL SITUATIONS! – 2 TIM 4:5 -

-      LEARN TO RIDE SMALLER WAVES NOW! – THERE IS AN OUTPOURING NOW!! WE NEED TO RIDE HIS WAVES NOW READY FOR THE BIGGER!

GOD’S TSUNAMIS ARE COMING! TSUNAMI! ARE WE READY?

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