2023 For The Reunion Church
by Senior Pastor Dr. Stephen Isaac
During my prayer and quiet time over the last two months of 2022, the Lord began to “Holy Spirit download” the vision template of 2023 for the Reunion Church.
This template came with both clarity and confirmation from within and without. Meaning simply that God used visible signs, trusted relationships, solid foundations from the past, and most importantly the sudden impact of the living and written Word of God.
The Visible Signs came from watching and hearing (eyes to see – ears to hear) the global movement towards Biblical teaching, apostolic traditions, discipleship training; and the call of God to Christian leaders from nation to nation to rise and respond to the Holy Spirit’s pull and engagement of people everywhere. This Spirit-led movement is gaining momentum day by day, and does not need the devices and strategies of men to reach it’s purposed outcome. God is at work – the visible signs are everywhere.
Trusted Relationships that God has protected, nurtured, and used in my life for years were all sensing and experiencing the same Spirit-driven downloads. Many had already began converging around what the Spirit was revealing and actively using their leadership and influence to rise and respond. When God speaks His leaders and influencers should listen. When God is speaking the same thing at the same time to the same people He is unifying, confirming, and revealing Himself for the unstoppable, unmovable, and non-negotiable purposes of His kingdom.
What I heard over and again from those trusted relationships was this; Ninety-five percent of Christian pastors, teachers, and leaders around the world have no formal Biblical education or training. We must rise and respond to teach, equip, disciple, and train these Christian leaders and influencers with the ordered, authoritative, inspired, and eternal Word of God; using reliable and time-tested Biblical principles, sound and steadfast Biblical doctrines, accurate and contextual Biblical interpretation, and finally, communicating a right and righteous Biblical theology. All this for the purpose making disciples, equipping the saints, and making ready for the Kingdom of Heaven.
Solid Foundations are usable over and again because they are solid foundations. Christ the Word is the cornerstone of the one and true foundation – and all other ground is indeed sinking sand. Whatever is being built in the name of Christ or His Church today or in the future must be built upon that one true foundation that remains the same yesterday from The ancient of days and the altars of the past are not irrelevant or obsolete they remain as the foundation we must use today, tomorrow, as Christ builds His Church and we advance the Kingdom of God. Time to go back and uncover those old foundations of biblical faith, sound doctrine, eternal truth, and Godly wisdom.
These solid foundations will remain long after the buildings and monuments of men are abandoned or torn down. The days of mis-contextualizing Scripture and using a cut and paste theology to monetize, mis-lead, and fleece the body of Christ are over. There is no freedom in Christ, until Christ the Truth is fully known. “For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
The Sudden Impact of the Living and Written Word of God is upon us. The world has watched, as Godless governments fully controlled by the wealth and power of globalized Big-Tech, Logistic Supply-Chain, and Human Traffic networks race-bait, suppress, legislate, enslave, marginalize and neutralize seven billion human souls. For those with eyes to see and ears to hear we are witnessing the sudden impact of the living and written word of God on a world of desperate desperation.
Many believe, but will not say out loud that we are headed for an unprecedented apocalyptic global event or events. Ironically, 2,500 to 3,000 years ago Isaiah, Ezekiel, Amos, and Joel the great ancient Hebrew prophets received Messianic and end-times revelations and warnings of what we are experiencing presently in real-time. It was six hundred years before the incarnate Christ the Messiah, when the prophet Daniel received a series of cryptic and apocalyptic ruach ha-kodesh (divine inspirations and revelations).
The sudden impact from the fulfillment of these and many other ancient prophecies is profound and world altering. Millions are seeking the hope, revelation, redemption, and wisdom provided through the living and written Word – the Bible. Millions around the world are being drawn and pulled into the inspiration, order, and authority of Scripture; only to experience the sudden impact on their mind, body, and spirit as the transformational Spirit of Truth reveals all truth to those who seek.
The Reunion Church now rises and responds by using the very call to equip that God has given us by teaching, preaching, and discipling the living and written Word of God to our community and beyond. 2023, is the time for the Reunion Church to go beyond. Beyond our walls, beyond ourselves, to the people of every nation. We do this by every righteous means possible to every post and out-post possible, to every child and adult possible. The sudden impact of the living and written Word of God.
This is a text sent to a long time friend and fellow pastor just before Christmas 2022.
We believe God’s plan for the new year will bring a move of His Spirit around the world that will draw leaders of faith into unity and advance against evil and the great deception that comes with it. It will be shocking to some, and the answer needed for others. At Reunion, we are strongly sensing our continuing role to engage our community in Biblical understanding and in training pastors and equipping Christian leaders for ministry and kingdom harvest. Like thousands of others, we are intent on being part of whatever our Lord has planned and purposed in this world and in this season! Love you Gary, thank you for your precious friendship and encouragement!!
Casting the Deeper and Wider Net
“On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 7 They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” 9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”[a] 11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.”