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Pastor's Message

Stepping Up


January 2010

Dear Friends,

2010!! Wow!! Can you believe it? The faster the days go, the faster the catching away approaches. Then we can take a nice break from this place, and come back with ruling power!

As long as we are still here, we are going about Father's business. He has, by the Holy Spirit, given us direction and instruction for this year. This is the year for; Being the Church, and living in Pure Power. When the Lord gives us a direction each year, it does not mean that last year's direction has passed away. The year's direction simply means that this is the time to step into these things more fully, and the grace of God will be there to accomplish it from that time forward.

For example, past directions have included; The Year of Jubilee, Year of Vision, Year of the Anointing, Go in the Power of the Anointing, Revealing of God's Glory, Year of Harvest. Although these directions were given in times past, they have not stopped until this day. As we moved in those directions in those years, the jubilee, glory, anointing, and harvest, manifestations took place regularly as we pressed more and more into the Word of God and direction of the Holy Spirit. Those manifestations continue as needed, and we are ready to flow together with them as we had learned in years past.

The grace of God will help us develop in these things as we press in for Him, and His direction to us. We are the church of the first born. The blessing of the first born belongs to us. We have come to Mount Zion, the Mount of God. We are of the heavenly church, we've come to myriads of angels, the general assembly of those on earth and those in heaven. We are to go forth and be the church that He has made us to be. We are stepping up into our position

He gave us a great commission. He told us to preach, speak in tongues, make disciples, lay hands on the sick. He also says that nothing can hurt us. We are empowered by purpose. Walking in God's purpose releases God's power, not only for His purpose, but also for our life.

He says that the church is to live by faith. This is how we are to function in this earth. We don't live sometimes, we live all the time, therefore we are to live by faith, all the time. This is our function all the time. We are stepping up into our function.

The church was given the fruit of the Spirit, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Lord in service. These are the operations of the church. The correct operations of the church. The church is to be the church. She is to function the way she was made to. She is to do what she was called to. She is to operate in the gifts that were given to her. The church is to be the church, in her personal life, and in her public life. We are stepping up in our gifting, in our life.

In Acts chapter two, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon these new believers. All 120 began speaking in tongues, and then Peter began preaching. The church started out in power, and continued in power. The church is to move in the power of the Holy Spirit, not just in assembly, but also in life. We do not come to the church, we are the church!! The church assembles!!

The Church kept her power by keeping her purity. When Ananias and his wife fell dead for lying to the Holy Spirit (Acts 5), great fear and reverence came upon the people. Many did not want to associate with them, because of the requirement of purity, given by the Holy Spirit. Not a demand for perfection, but to walk in what we know to be truth, and right. If we miss the mark, repentance is always possible. But let's not focus on repentance, as if we plan on missing it, let's focus on obedience. That would be the better road.

We are stepping up into the pure power of the Holy Spirit. We are the church and we are going in the pure power of the Holy Spirit. We cannot be stopped by any enemy!! We will not sit back and stop our self. Jesus is preparing for His return, and the church is preparing to be the glorious church that Jesus is returning for. The latter glory will certainly be better than the former. The church in her last days will be greater than in her beginnings.

The time is here to step up into the place we, the church of the first born, are called to, and all that we have been made to be. It is time to step up into the pure power of the Holy Spirit. It is 2010. There has never been a year like this, and there never will be again. Let's make it all that the Lord has designed it to be, "By His Grace." "Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord."

The time is here to step up into the place we, the church of the first born, are called to, and all that we have been made to be. It is time to step up into the pure power of the Holy Spirit. It is 2010. There has never been a year like this, and there never will be again. Let's make it all that the Lord has designed it to be, "By His Grace." "Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord."

Get the DVD or CD from the December Believer's Meeting. This describes the direction for 2010 in greater detail. Get the DVD. Take some quiet time. Hook up with the flow of the Holy Spirit. Get the vision deep rooted within.

Have a tremendous 2010, all year long. May your health increase, your prosperity abound, your soul be restored, your peace manifest, and your love for the Lord consume you. May the blessing of the first born be upon you, your life, your family, greatly in 2010.

Pastor Bob