The Bible - God wrote a Book
Trinity - God: Three in One
The Father - God is great, God is good
The Son - God became man
The Holy Spirit - God is always present
Eternity - Somewhere forever
Man - God's image bearers
Salvation - God's only way
The Church - God's design for community
GCA Declaration 2016
2016 is the year of divine turn-arounds. One generation experiences shipwreck TRAGEDY yet another generation comes along and SEES THE SHIPWRECK AS BURIED TREASURE... This year is all about a perspective change that involves the normal of heaven becoming the normal on earth. What used to be unseen will now be seen. “Set backs” will now be seen as divine “set ups” for comebacks. Instead of retreating in the face of a set back, we will find ourselves going on the offensive because these set backs are now open doors for amazing comebacks. We will begin to live as those who are possessed by heaven and who are possessing heaven as we encounter and abide in Jesus through our great Friend Holy Spirit. As those possessed by heaven while on earth we will be entrusted and empowered to release and steward the very possessions of heaven on earth.
Storms will become the place of adventure, we will be known as “storm chasers”. Mountains will no longer be obstacles to overcome, but rather valuable commodities that we can say “move from here to there.” Through our mustard seed faith we will take mountains that used to block our paths, and move them to blockade the enemies path. We will become like Moses who used to run from his past and pick up our pasts by the tail and see defeats of the past become the very rod of God that will be used to part the seas and rivers of obstacles that have been set in our way. Serpents will now become our servants, just as Paul was able to shake off the serpent of wrath so we too will shake off the indictments of the past and become those who deliver others from the bondage of condemnation and become ministers of reconciliation.
No longer will we retreat at the roar of the wandering roaring lion, instead we will follow those roars and chase down these toothless lions and destroy them as we cast our burden upon the One who cares for us. We will be those who live soberly and vigilantly, and sometimes savagely destroy the works of the enemy as our great King Jesus did on the cross. We will be those who are so convinced of how heaven sees us that we will effortlessly and boldly release heaven on earth. We will recapture our birthright as citizens of heaven and walk with brand new passports with pages waiting to be filled up with heavenly adventures.
We will begin to exercise our authority in brand new ways empowered by the very initimacy we have with Jesus through Holy Spirit. Retreat will no longer be an option, defeat will no longer be a part of our culture. We will be those who are not afraid to get wounded because why worry about a wound when death has lost its sting. Wounds will become upgrades and motivation to see the wounded healed. What used to be seen as shipwrecks will now become divine adventures where we discover buried treasure. We will be those that are not impressed by the world, so we will not fall into love affairs with it, because we are so impressed by heaven. We will those who joyously trade in the substitutes holding out for the real. Hell will wish it had not picked a fight with us. This is the season for the bully to get punched in the mouth. We will silence the bully and his curses will be sent back to fall upon his own head. He will wish he had never given up his position around the throne as he and his cohorts are sent back to become only a footstool for our great King to rest his beautiful feet upon.
We will have owl like vision in which we can spot treasure in the darkness. We will become those who pray as though heaven is already open and its resources are made available as we ask, seek, and knock. Just as the Israelites got paid back wages with interest, so we too will plunder hell as we get paid back what was due us. This is the right time, you are the right people, Jacksonville is the right place.