Word from the Pastor26 August 2016
The Bridegroom is Coming
Our season of refining has ushered us into a few twists and turns representing practical application and opportunities to rejoice in spiritual fulfillment. Our anniversary theme issues a call to the FCF family to “Shine for Jesus!” – to let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16).
That’s the main purpose of Jesus for leading us into this time of learning His servant character, by serving each other excellently, and being available to serve others at any time. By this process, we keep ourselves watchful and ready for His coming again.
Today, we are urged to resist the dual temptation of self indulgence and devaluation of how we relate to each other, in the graces of love, forgiveness and compassion. We must keep our spiritual ears constantly open to the whispers of the Lord, as He guides us in this journey of seeking His will in richness of His purposes. His appeal is for us to use what He’s given us, in gifts and resources, to uplift fellow servants, so we move in faithfulness and wisdom. Then He calls us to a constancy of Spirit-fullness and anointing, that we might not be caught lacking when the trumpet is sounded, and we’re marshaled to march as His army of occupation in territories of His kingdom rule.
He is coming again, and we’re called to feel His heartbeat, to be relevant to the world around us. We’re called to be faithful and wise servants, caring for others who are new and maybe disorganized. We’re called to be ready at all time, burning with His passion and anointing, ever ready to move at the shout: “The Bridegroom is coming, go out to meet Him