2019: The year of family, inheritance and increase
This is the year of the Reset
All that God has given us to get us to this point in our journey has run its course. God is rearranging, reorganizing and resetting His church right now. What He has prepared for his bride in this next release of the Spirit will look nothing like what things looked like before.
The Spirit of God says, “that the current mold or framework used to begin the work will no longer be able to support what I have in My mind for the future. The past and present pattern of habits and disciplines won’t suffice in the new land of 2019.”
The Lord says, “even what church looks and feels like is changing. The current expression and work of the Holy Spirit within the Church in this season will no longer look like a man’s vision or program, but it will begin to look and feel more like family.”
This will be a year where the Lord not only releases resources to pioneer a vision, but provision to father a family.
The Lord says, “The resources that were made available to us up to this point won’t be suitable for where things are headed.” What God gave us in past and present seasons were resources to pioneer a vision and to father a vision, but in this next season the Lord is pouring out resources that enable His body to father families and strengthen relationships. The Lord is emphasizing this all over the earth.
This is year of God enlarging borders and beautifying the boundaries of the faithful remnant.
“5Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; You make my lot secure. 6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” (Psalm 16:5-6)
This is the year of inheritance, where God is causing the barren lands of our lives to harvest much fruit.
This will be a year where God is going to honor and bless the seeds sown in faith with rewards of harvest.
The Spirit of God says, “The holy things sowed in faith and obedience in the past will now bear fruit and harvest in the present and future.” God says, “No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married. (Isa. 62:4)
This will be a year of resetting our hearts for listening and hearing the word together.
The Lord says, “I am opening the eyes of the heart of My church to see and hear in a fresh way in this season.” 2 Kings 6:17, “And Elisha prayed, "Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
The Lord says, “You will need more light, more strength, more faith, more endurance, more wisdom, more perseverance.” Proverbs 4:18 – “But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
The Lord says, “the light, strength, faith, endurance and wisdom acquired in 2018 won’t sustain you in 2019.” And the Lord says, “Even the light, faith and strength that you have now, if you don’t take heed to what the Spirit is saying and how the Spirit is saying it, even what light, faith and strength you currently have will be taken away from you. So, hearing the Lord together is going to be huge in this next season of reset as a spiritual family.
Mark 4:24, “And He was saying to them, "Take heed what you hear. With what measure you measure it will be measured to you, and more will be added to you.
Luke 8:18, “Therefore take heed how you hear; for whoever might have, to him will be given; and whoever might not have, even what he seems to have will be taken away from him.”
CITY SERVANTS 2019 FASTING PRAYER POINTS
1. PRAY FOR UNITY, DIVERSITY AND ONENESS:
PRAY AGAINST DIVISION, OFFENSE AND SLANDER. PRAY FOR GOD TO CONTINUE TO CULTIVATE A CULTURE WITHIN CSC OF AUTHENTIC AND TRASPARENT COMMUNITY WHERE ALL FEEL SAFE AND UNJUDGED.
(1 Corinthian 12:12-13, “12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.)
2. PRAY FOR EXPANSION
PRAY THAT THE FAME AND NAME OF JESUS WILL BE EXALTED THROUGHOUT OUR REGION.
(Mark 1:28, “And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.)
3. PRAY FOR SPIRITUAL WISDOM AND REVELATION OVER OUR PASTORAL TEAM TO TEACH, PREACH AND LEAD
PRAY THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE PASTORS DARRIAN AND GRETA SPIRITUAL WISDOM AND REVELATION AS LEADERS DESIRING TO GROW IN PASTORING A FAMILY AND NOT AN INSTITUTION.
(Ephesians 1:18, “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.)
4. PRAY FOR CHURCH GROWTH
PRAY THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO SEND NEW FAMILY MEMBERS WHO DESIRE TO HELP AND GROW CITY SERVANTS CHURCH SO THAT WE CAN INCREASE NUMERICALLY AND ACCORDING TO HIS WILL: YOUTH, SINGERS, MUSICIANS, MINISTERS, MARKET PLACE LEADERS ETC.
(Acts 2:7,“praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.)
5. PRAY FOR FINANCES
PRAY GOD’S PROVISION IN EVERY AREA OF THE MINISTRY TO BE SUPERABUNDANTLY SUPPLIED FINANCIALLY
(Deuteronomy 28:12 “The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.)
6. PRAYER FOR AN INCREASE OF POWER, PRESENCE AND PRAYER
(Ephesians 3:14, “4 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.)
7. PRAY FOR TITLE DEEDS, LAND AND BUILDING
PRAY FOR THE TRANSFERANCE OF DOCUMENTS AND RECEIPT OF CHURCH BUILDING
Ezra 5:3-6, “At that time Tattenai, governor of Trans-Euphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai and their associates went to them and asked, “Who authorized you to rebuild this temple and to finish it?” 4 They[a] also asked, “What are the names of those who are constructing this building?” 5 But the eye of their God was watching over the elders of the Jews, and they were not stopped until a report could go to Darius and his written reply be received.
8. PRAYER FOR UNPRECEDENT LABORERS TO EVANGELIZE THE HARVEST:
Matthew 9:38, “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest.”