“For the vision is yet for an appointed time…”
Greetings and blessings to the “Household of Faith!” I marvel at how good God has been to us and I thank the Lord continually for His Favor that has been extended to the New Bethel Family. I fully believe that New Bethel is on track for an awesome year! Please understand that you are vital to the process, in bringing the vision alive for the ministry!
We have been tremendously blessed with our ‘2016 Vision Weekend!’ Oh my, what an informative and spiritual impartation we received during our Vision Leadership on Friday! The Lord certainly anointed the Honorable Bishop Theodore Brooks to help us understand better that it’s ‘Time to Perform!’ Then the impact we received from the Vision Casting on Saturday! What an event as we gathered at Arrowhead Stadium for such a spectacular occasion! We had nearly forty ministries represented to provide information, as well as recruit members to join them in their efforts. So many are excited with great expectation of what God is preparing to do for us in 2016. And today concludes this special weekend for New Bethel with Vision Sunday!
The Proverb writer declares, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (Proverbs 29:18) The word ‘vision’ in the Hebrew transliteration [hāzôn] means a mental sight; a dream or revelation. The ‘vision’ comes from God! It’s the Word [Rhema] that the leader must provide. Unfortunately many people are following leadership without a vision, which will ultimately lead to their destruction. It is so indicative of the times we are living in because the word declares, “And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.” (1 Samuel 3:1)
To understand where you are going, both as a collective body (the church) and for your individual life (you), there must be a vision that will be your guiding sign on how to get to that divine destination! When you are a part of a church or an organization (and even your own life) that has no sight or dream to fuel your actions and decisions, you will live life going nowhere… just walking in circles!
The Lord is sending us a word from heaven today! This is the time of blessing. The Lord has already indicated that this is…. The Year of Performance! Know that this is the set time (or season) to experience from God supernatural blessings, prosperity, and favor! I am ready and prepared to walk in every door God opens this year for ministry! Be blessed knowing the promises of God will be true in your life. Lady Angela and I are praying for you… please keep us in prayer as well! Catch hold to the vision and run with it!
Pastor A. Glenn Brady