Greetings of the Season, CAC Family!
What have we heard from The Lord since the beginning of 2012? What is the Spirit of The Lord saying to the Body of Christ at CAC?
I believe it is verifiable that the Word of The Lord is contiguous, and flowing, like a common thread that runs through our individual and collective spiritual lives. The “wind” is an apt metaphor (as Jesus used in John 3) for the movement of the Spirit. He is effective, flowing, and always carries potential that is most often unrealized by virtue of human short-sightedness and obliviousness. No one knows His origin or his destination (“whence it cometh, and wither it goeth”), but the sound is unmistakable. This consistency of the movement and influence of the Holy Ghost can also be discerned in the messages we’ve heard over the CAC pulpit; they have not been a random assortment of unrelated homilies or inspirational sayings. Not by a long shot! God’s Word is “living and active” (Heb. 4:12). It is also penetrative, cutting between soul and spirit, “a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Having been exposed at least 150 times to God’s Word (a minimum of 3 messages per week for 52 weeks), I have a simple question for you. In your own words, what has the Spirit said to us in 2012? Have we been listening? Has the Word been effective?
To “synthesize” means “the combining of separate elements to form a coherent whole.” Romans 10:17 tells us that saving faith is a coherent whole produced by the Word of God in the believer’s heart when it begins to perceive (hear). Amazing things happen in the heart of the individual, in the homes of saints, and in the church as a whole, when God’s Word is allowed to work its full potential!
This is the burden The Lord has given me as your pastor at the close of 2012. We have a duty, a responsibility; having received much, much is required. The seed of the Word has been planted; where are the bakeries? Our ovens should be “baking” overtime to feed the lost and the dying in our world, turning the seed into 30, 60, and 100-fold!
I’ll close with this: In either or both of the services remaining (Sunday, Friends and Family Worship at 2:00 PM & Watchnight on Monday at 9:00 PM), it would be a blessing to hear from anyone who, in about a 2-minute testimony, would be willing to verbalize what the Word has meant in 2012. It would be a huge bonus to get your thoughts in writing as a brief reply to this email as well! Challenge yourself! I’m confident that most everyone “of age” can put the year’s sermons into a personalized and focused synopsis. I look forward to hearing from you!
May The Lord bless you and all the households of CAC with a powerful “closing weekend” of 2012 and an especially anointed New Year’s Celebration. Please join me by proceeding very prayerfully into the weekend and year’s end.
2013 will be the BEST YEAR EVER, in the history of Calvary Apostolic Church of Denver! We’ve got a city to reach and a wonderful Lord and Savior who is coming soon! We form a more united and influential front than ever. May He find us occupied!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Pastor D. E. Haymon II