A Vision for the Church
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
This morning God gave my a vision and it happened while I was running through some stunning Australian bush while listening to Lead Me to the Cross, (check it out below) and the lyrics just drew me in, Brook Fraser sings:
Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross
As I listened to it I reflected on the Bible passage above from Romans. And suddenly I found myself crying, touched by the Holy Spirit, overwhelmed by the amazing offer of eternal life through genuinely turning from my sin. I could see myself at the foot of the cross, turning from myself towards Jesus, refusing to be captive to sin, accepting the gift of eternal life. As the tears flowed God gave me a vision of a church, a big church full of people, and at the front was the pastor and he was on his knees, arms stretched out, confessing his sin to God before the people. And then one by one the congregation fell to their knees and followed the pastor in confessing their sin. This vision is for me and for all Christian leaders: to deal with our sin, and through this, the church at large facing their sin.
And so I am going to pause in writing this and fall to my knees and confess my sin:
Lord Jesus I confess my sin, I bring it before you now and welcome your free gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus. Lord not me but you, all you. Jesus I am free in you. Praise you Lord!
I turn from sin, I make a commitment now to accept the free gift and not work at sin (wages given for work). For as the gift of eternal life is free so to am I free through Christ’s death on the cross. All glory to you Lord Jesus Christ!!!
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