Salvation Foundation

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Discerning Vision > I ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of Glory, to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers. Oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him – endless energy, boundless strength! (Ephesians 1:17-19)

Living Water > Jesus answered the woman, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)

Merciful Love > God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:4-6)

Repentance Confession > Job replied to the LORD: “I know that you can do anything and no plan of yours can be thwarted. You asked, “Who is this who conceals my counsel with ignorance?” Surely I spoke about things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. You said, “Listen now, and I will speak. When I question you, you will inform me.” I had heard rumors about you, but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore, I take back my words and repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:1-6)

Salvation Declaration > If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:9-13)

Shining Darkness > If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.” (Psalm 139:11-12)

Solid Foundation > Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and  the winds blew and beat against the house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. (Matthew 7:24-25)

Wisdom Journey > Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed. (Proverbs 3:13-18)

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Resurrection Life Song

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We are so thankful to Tre and the Hidden Arrows Collective for allowing us to release their new worship song “Resurrection Life” on our YouTube channel.

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I know I’m not alone
In me you’ve made your home
This joy I’ve never known
Comes from the cornerstone
Bless the Lord,  oh my soul
Put off of me what’s earthly
Your sacrifice is worthy
In baptism I die
Raised in resurrection life
Resurrection life is the best kind of life
Resurrection,  in my veins
Resurrection,  not the same
Bless the Lord,  oh my soul!
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My beloved sons and daughters, the apple orchards of my eyes: seek with all your hearts my greater glory.

The world will offer you glory and power on your own, and you can live what seems like a successful and fruitful life without me. You can have a good career, a purpose driven life, a household full of children and grandchildren, and a legacy of kindness and charity apart from me.

I did not create you to live without me.

I AM God of All The Earth. The stars shine because I give them light. The sun rises because I call it forth. The oceans move because I stir them up. The rains fall because I open up the heavens. The soil brings forth fruit because I bless the earth I created.

I AM your Good Shepherd. I know what is best for my flock, and I see beyond what my sheep need today to the full journey of their entire lives, and the waves of generations beyond until the end.

I know how to equip you with everything you need for completing my holy will and fulfilling your destiny. I know how to orchestrate greater glory for myself, because I cultivated mankind to praise my name. Yet today, billions of my children have yet to even hear my name before they can worship my name.

To seek my greater glory is to surrender your plans and repent of your idols, to sit at my feet, silence your speech, and listen to my voice. I do not shout. The noise of your generation multiplies, and as you have more and more access to the whole world, you face a greater challenge than ever before, to forsake this age’s delights, and rest in my green pastures and beside my quiet waters.

Take heart, my friends, because I have overcome this world, and remember that I am with you day and night even to the end of this age. I will never leave you, I will never forsake you, and nothing can ever separate you from my love. My salvation work is finished, and this good news of eternal freedom is spreading all over the world even now.

I AM your Keeper, I hold onto you and will never let go. When life is hard, when every one seems to reject you, when every door appears to close, when you feel alone and forgotten, remember me, and enter into my rest that I have set aside just for you to find hope, the anchor of joy for your suffering souls.

Seek my greater glory, my beloved children. Set apart time, as you go, to listen. My Spirit of Truth is always speaking, revealing what is on my heart, guiding and counseling you in the path I have prepared and set before you. Let striving cease, replaced with patient endurance, courageous faith, and a fountain of joy bursting forth from deep wells drawing from pure springs of living water.

Believe me, and live abundantly forever.

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1 Kings 19 reveals God’s voice as a Gentle Whisper.

The world famous Elijah, one of the greatest prophets of all time, wanted to die. He became afraid and fled for his life and asked God to take him away from the chaos and evil of his day.

So, God visited him, but he was not in the windstorm, or the earthquake, or the blazing fire. God spoke to his servant in a gentle whisper. Let us be still and quiet, and listen for our Heavenly Father’s voice speaking to our hearts and revealing his desires for our lives.

2 Samuel 22 reveals God as Heaven’s Warrior and our Salvation Tower.

Did you know God can ride a cherubim angel like a flying horse and fire lightning bolts like hidden arrows? Who is this King of Glory? He is the Lord, our Rock and our Fortress, our Deliverer and our Mountain Refuge, our Shield and Salvation Horn, our Stronghold and our Salvation Tower.

When we are in distress and overwhelmed with despair, let us run straight into his presence, and find rest for our souls within his victorious love.

1 Corinthians 1 and 2 reveal Jesus Christ as Heavenly Kingdom Wisdom.

All you have to do to see glory on earth is watch a sunrise or sunset, hold a newborn baby, or fall in love. Our vision is not for the glory and riches of this fading earth or troubled age.

Our vision is for the Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith, our Anointed Advocate, the Gate to Zion City, the Bridge to Eternal Life; Jesus Messiah, the Living Wisdom of God’s Heavenly Kingdom.

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Yes, Father, I praise you and thank you for the freedom I have received because of Christ’s sacrifice for my selfish rebellion. I have sinned, precious Lord, and in this dry place of crushing death, you sent your Anointed Advocate to take my punishment, and he paid the price in full!

Oh praise the One who paid my debts, and raised this life up from the grave. Hallelujah to my Mountain Refuge, the Living Wisdom of Zion’s Glory King.

I am tired, Master. I am worn out and poured out and empty, a valley of dry bones, a dry river bed, a desert without rain, a dark valley without sunshine. You see me lost in my needs and call me by name and raise me up to eternal life. What words can I speak to express my joy at this miraculous deliverance?

Forgive me, Father, when my eyes leave your face, and I begin to trust in myself, desire the world, and embrace the fleeting promises of my tempter. He masquerades as a loving, generous friend and seduces me with worldly delights. Sometimes what he offers looks good at first, and I may even taste the first fruits of his kingdom’s treasures, but they do not satisfy my soul, God.

You are the Pioneer of my faith, you are the Perfecter of my loyalty. How can it be that you have cloaked me in righteousness and baptized me in holiness? I am unworthy, and confess my complete desperation for your daily intervention in every area of life and decision I make.

I run to you, Shield of my Soul. I hide myself behind your protection, my Salvation Tower Stronghold. You are faithful to provide all I need. You are faithful to protect me from the enemy’s attacks. You are faithful to meet me wherever I am in any season. You are faithful to help me stand up underneath even the heaviest burdens and cast them down at your feet.

My Resurrection King, please pour out your living wisdom upon me. I trust you with all my heart, and I renew my covenant to be a living sacrifice for you, holy and pleasing in your sight.

Create in me a clean heart, restore to me the joy of my salvation, and renew a loyal spirit within me. I will sing your praises unto the ends of the earth, and I surrender my life to follow you wherever you want me to go.

May my life reflect the greater glory of your coming kingdom, in Jesus’ name I pray, amen. So be it.

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Thanks for listening, and thank you for all the love, prayers, and support.

Let’s keep making healthy disciples in every nation until there’s No Place Left.

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Vision To Movement Training

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Activity > Drink tea or coffee together. Pray and discuss Jesus’ plan for your team.

Vision/Abide (heart, crown, flame) >> Jesus told us to abide/remain in him in order to be fruitful. (John 15:5) >> Without vision, people die. (Proverbs 29:18) >> Jesus invites us to rest and receive. (Psalm 23:1-3). >> Yahweh will fill the whole world with his glory. (Habakkuk 2:14) >> The vision of every generation is No Place Left. (Romans 15:23)

Bridge (straight path) >> The Holy Spirit comes upon disciples to give them boldness to proclaim the kingdom to those not yet in the kingdom (Acts 2:6) >> Disciples learn to build conversation bridges to unreached people from all nations. (Acts 2:9-11) >> Jesus invited his disciples to follow him and go fishing for people of peace. (Mark 1:17)

Gospel (cross & empty tomb) >> Jesus’ disciples testify of his resurrection life. (Acts 2:32) >> Disciples invite the lost to repent of sin, believe in Jesus, and confess him as Lord. (Acts 2:40) >> Disciples walk in the Holy Spirit as they seek opportunities to share the gospel in love and compassion with everyone they encounter. (Romans 10:14)

Disciple (roots & plant) >> The Lord is calling many families and tribes among all peoples to enter his kingdom and become his children. (Acts 2:39) >> Disciples are invited to be baptized and become faithful, fruitful followers of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:41-42) >> Disciples are set apart and sent out to baptize new believers and teach them how to love God, walk in the Spirit, and repeat the process. (Matthew 28:18-20)

Church (wheat bundle) >> Jesus’ disciples gather together often to eat meals, sing and pray, grow in the Word, be generous, and encourage one another. (Acts 2:46) >> Local churches practice the unity and peace of Jesus and his Spirit. (Ephesians 4:2-6) >> The Holy Spirit is speaking; we listen to his unceasing revelation. (Revelation 2:29)

Leader (rod & staff) >> Leaders are with the people; eating together, teaching the Word, and praying in faith. (Acts 2:42) >> Leaders love people like Jesus did, having compassion on people and journeying alongside them. (Mark 6:34) >> Leaders die daily to self so the Lord can produce a fruitful harvest through them. (John 12:24)

Movement (wave) >> A growing network of disciples filled with the Holy Spirit and partnering with him to preach the kingdom boldly to the nations. (Acts 2:3-4) >> Every day, people deciding to follow Jesus in a local region. (Acts 2:47) >> When the DNA of the kingdom is healthy, we witness a great harvest 30, 60, and 100 fold. (Mark 4:20)

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Fire House Training

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God the Father, Son, & Spirit (heart, crown, flame) > The foundation of our lives and mission is adoption by, fellowship with, and obedience to Father Yahweh. (1 Peter 2:6-7) Jesus’ greatest desire is for his disciples to be in unity with him and each other. (John 17:21) The Spirit of God speaks truth that sets us free. He is our Guide and Helper. He ministers Jesus’ revelation to us every day. (John 16:13) Our lifelong joy is to abide in Jesus Christ by listening to and keeping in step with his Holy Spirit. (Revelation 3:22)

Abiding/Vision (heat/aroma) > Jesus Christ is the vine and we are his branches. We must abide/remain in him to be fruitful. (John 15:5) We need to receive Father’s vision to flourish and Jesus Christ’s wisdom to keep hope alive through suffering. (Proverbs 29:18)

Evangelists (door) > Healthy disciples have a deep burden for lostness and share the good news with grace and boldness. (2 Timothy 4:5) Judgment Day is coming soon, like a thief in the night. We are desperate to see the lost come home. (Revelation 20:11-15)

Shepherds (communion table) > Our Master’s heart is compassionate. He shares his love for all nations; to love our neighbor and to care for the foreigner. (Mark 6:34) Healthy disciples are faithful to communion, compassion, and community. (Hebrews 10:23-25)

Prophets (water) > Our bodies, resources, time, passions, and relationships all belong to Yahweh. Our daily worship is to die to self and surrender to our Father’s will. (Romans 12:1-2) We must practice the fruit of the Holy Spirit and flow freely with him. (Galatians 5:22-25)

Teachers (sword) > Healthy disciples meditate day and night on God’s Word. (Joshua 1:8-9) Jesus Christ and his divine revelation are the cornerstone of all we are, all we believe, and all we do. (1 Peter 2:4-5) His Word & Spirit are all we need for abundant life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Apostles (mountain) > Our Father wants every person to be saved. (1 Timothy 2:3-6) One day, Yahweh’s glory will cover the whole earth. (Habakkuk 2:14) Our apostolic mission is to receive the Holy Spirit’s power to be Jesus’ witnesses locally and globally. (Acts 1:8)

Mission (fire houses) > Jesus Christ will return when his Church makes disciples in every tribe, tongue, nation, and people. (Matthew 24:14) Jesus is the Sower, the harvest field is the world, and his disciples are the good seed scattered worldwide. (Matthew 13:37-38)

Activity > Drink coffee or tea together. Pray and discuss your leaders and mission teams. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach each leader how to spend their time based on their gifts and passions.

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New Season

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Build > Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. (Psalm 127:1)

Clear Path > Go out, go out through the gates; prepare a way for the people! Build it up, build up the highway; clear away the stones! Raise a banner for the peoples. Look, the LORD has proclaimed to the ends of the earth, “Say to Daughter Zion: Look, your salvation is coming, his reward is with him, and his gifts accompany him. (Isaiah 62:10-11)

Confidence > I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)

Clear Path > Make your ways known to me, LORD; teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; I wait for you all day long. (Psalm 25:4-5)

Fresh Wineskins > No one patches an old garment with unshrunk cloth, because the patch pulls away from the garment and makes the tear worse. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined. But they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved. (Matthew 9:16-17)

Guide > I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on paths they have not known. I will turn darkness to light in front of them and rough places into level ground. This is what I will do for them, and I will not forsake them. (Isaiah 42:16)

Living Water > Jesus answered the woman, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)

New Song > Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. (Psalm 96:1-3)

Spring Streams > Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new  thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:18-29)

Sure Foundation > So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on this stone will never be overcome by fear.” (Isaiah 28:16)

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Master Of Sorrows Letter

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Master of Sorrows

October 2017

I am a Master of Sorrows. I know pain; rejection and condemnation are my companions. When you are overwhelmed with despair, and suffering washes over you like a wave of death, remember that I am with you.

I will shelter your soul in anguish under my wings of refuge. Suffering families feel like forsaken vineyards overgrown with weeds and covered in thorns that choke out life and hide light. Remember: my perfect peace is greater than pain’s sorrow.

I am the Crucified Creator, for I came to earth to rescue my cursed creation, so I could clothe her dry bones in flesh and breathe resurrection life into her lungs. I spoke into the darkness, “Let there by light,” and light blazed brightly.

Light revives and light reveals. Light awakens and light heals. Light shows the way and the truth, and light gives life and overcomes strife.

I sent my Holy Spirit to dwell within your body so that whatever you face in this brief life, you will never face it alone, forgotten, betrayed, unloved. Trust my promises, and release your faith. Turn your face to me, keeping your eyes fixed upon my grace.

I will heal despair and fill the valley of death with an unstoppable river of joy that cannot be explained or described, only received and experienced. This fresh joy is freely available every moment of your life.

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Comfort Anointing > Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my anointing upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my anointing is easy to bear, and the mantle I give you is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

Morning Joy > LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you healed me. LORD, you brought me up from Sheol; you spared me from among those going down to the Pit. Sing to the LORD, you his faithful ones, and praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor, a lifetime. Sorrow may last for the night, but his joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:2-5)

Suffering Heirs > All who are led by the Holy Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. For we have not received a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but we have received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!” The Spirit himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children, also heirs – heirs of God and coheirs with Christ – seeing that we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8:14-17)

Prayer +> Father, we praise your holy name. Though we have great sorrow, we are not lost and alone in our suffering. You so loved all nations, that you gave your life to ransom our hearts, and you have given us new hearts that beat with your resurrection power.

Our days are yours. Our lives are yours. Our desires are yours. Our future is yours. Thank you for fresh vision to keep moving forward. Thank you for your faithful guidance through every storm in Jesus’ name, amen.

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Comfort > Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my anointing upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my anointing is easy to bear, and the mantle I give you is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

Cup of Sorrow > Then Jesus went a little farther, fell to the ground, and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup away from me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:35-36)

Eternal Glory > Now the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little. The dominion belongs to him forever, amen. (1 Peter 5:10-11)

Morning Joy > LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you healed me. LORD, you brought me up from Sheol; you spared me from among those going down to the Pit. Sing to Yahweh, you his faithful ones, and praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor, a lifetime. Sorrow may last for the night, but his joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:2-5)

Refreshment > The LORD is my Shepherd; he faithful provides everything that I need. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; he guides me along the right paths for his name’s renown. (Psalm 23:1-3)

Rest > Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly God is my Rock and my Salvation; he is my Fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and honor depend upon God; he is my Mighty Rock, my Refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our Refuge. (Psalm 62:5-8)

Strength > Yahweh is my Strength and Shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Yahweh gives his people strength. He is a Safe Fortress for his Anointed King. Save your people! Bless Israel, your special possession. Lead them like a Shepherd, and carry them in your arms forever. (Psalm 28:7-9)

Suffering with Jesus > All who are led by the Holy Spirit are God’s sons and  daughters. For we have not received a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but we have received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!” The Spirit himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children, also heirs – heirs of God and coheirs with Christ – seeing that we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8:14-17)

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