General Overseer's  March Encouragement

Dear IFCA Family,

 

March 2, 2021

Greetings in the wonderful and glorious name of our God. As scripture so adamantly declares, "There is none like him."


As I write this letter today, I do so looking out at lots of sunshine and a beautiful blue sky. In fact, it immediately reminded me of two things. First, spring is just around the corner. The second is Isaiah 43:19, "Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it ... ?


Now we know that when the prophet gives us this promise, he was speaking about the new covenant that would be ushered in through the redeeming work of Christ. In other words, God was about to take his people out of the old covenant realm of law into the new covenant realm of grace. It's the domain where we no longer have to worship on this mountain or that mountain, we can now worship him in spirit and in truth. But then the prophet says one more thing, "I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." 


Again, the day and hour in which we live is extremely challenging. But I want to encourage you - with the coming of this new covenant came the promise that God would also make "a way in the wilderness and provide rivers in the desert." And where do these rivers flow from? Jesus tells us in John 7:38 that it's "out of our belly or out of our hearts" that these waters flow. In other words, this is an ongoing promise. Furthermore, as long as the church remains in the world, we are called to heal the land and quench their thirst. Well let me challenge you, if there's ever a time in which the church needs to grab hold of this promise, it's today. It's time for us to move out of this past season of doom and gloom to emulate the Son-shine of our God.


Finally, I'd like you to mark two things on your calendar. The first is regarding the third day of fasting and prayer that I've scheduled for Monday, September 6th Could you please change that day to • Tuesday, September 7th {I accidently overlooked that Monday is Labor Day). Secondly, please mark your calendar now for this year's National Convention. We are again going to be in Syracuse, NY and the dates of the convention are August 4-6, 2021 (More information is to follow). I would also like to ask each pastor to consider bringing and funding your staff to attend. Again, even Jesus took his disciples apart for a time of refreshing. As always, may God bless you richly! 


(Click here to download the March Communique)

March_2021_Communique.pdf