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2019 January

Happy New Year! Dr. Jerry Roach shares about the progress of the sanctuary building, its process and date it should be done by!

2019 January

15 January 2019

We are well into 2019, my how the days go by so fast. We had a good 2018 even though we lost our sanctuary. But God is the God of Restoration and we have started the rebuilding. The Insurance company would not settle our claim for over 6 months. But finally we settledandselected our contractor. The steel company is in the process of fabricating the building and the signs should go up this week. The concrete work will start later next week.The building should be finshed in mid June.

I have a short message for the New Year.

Did you know that you are standing at the very threshold of possibly the most wonderful year you have ever experienced? Fresh opportunities, possibilities and prospects awaits you!!

Know this: This new year is full of unlimited possibilities and prospects. The year 2018 is over! It is gone forever! Yesterday is gone-- a brand new day is drawing!! GLORY TO GOD FOREVER!!

Beginning today you have the opportunity to write new success stories on the page of your life history. Only you can decide what will be written on those pages.

Make a quality decision today to make 2019 your most productive year ever as you follow God's plan for your life.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, "I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me, and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."

Doesn't that just make you want to jump up and shout??!!

Joshua 3:1-4 says, “Early in the morning Joshua and all the Israelites set out from Shittim and went to the Jordan, where they camped before crossing the river. After three days the officers went throughout the camp, giving orders to the people: "When you see the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests, who are the Levites, carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have been this way before...'"

You are embarking on a journey you have never been before; to a place that you have never seen. It is crucial that you have plans and are prepared for your journey with the Lord for 2019.

In this passage in the Book of Joshua, we read where the Israelites had set out on a journey under God's direction and Joshua's command. They didn't even know where they were headed. God told them if they would follow the Ark of the Covenant, they would know which way to go.

The Ark of the Covenant represented the power and the very presence of God Himself. God told them if they would follow His Presence, they would reach their destination safely and be successful.

It is the same today with us, as Christians. Jesus is our Ark. The Ark of the Covenant in the Old Testament was a type and a shadow, a picture, if you will, of our Lord Jesus-- a place of safety, comfort, peace, success and abundant life. This is what Jesus does for us!!

As Christians. we have the very presence and power of God living, abiding, dwelling, resting and remaining on the inside of us! Jesus says in John 14:16-17, "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-- the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him now knows Him, but you know Him, and He dwells with you and will be in you."

We have the Holy Spirit of God living inside of us!! So, when we don't know which way to go, we can call on this Holy One to point us in the right direction. And He always will.

Remember this: No matter what your situation looks like or no matter what the world is saying, we are always to follow the leading and direction of the Holy Spirit. He does not make mistakes. He will not guide you down the wrong path.

It is also important that we let go of pasts hurts, failures and mistakes in order to live in the abundance that God has planned for us. The past is gone. A brand-new future lies ahead of you-- a future bright with the promises of God!!

Precious One, you future lies in front of you spotless and bright and full of expectancy. The pages of your future have not yet been written.

Purpose in your heart to begin 2019 determined to remove those things which have held you back in the past and chart a new course of your life-- one of success, prosperity, peace and joy in the Lord Jesus Christ.