I must begin with a reminder concerning our annual FMCI conference at Kingdom Life Christian Center in Frisco, TX, October 29-31. This year, the calendar has been compressed on us. The DEADLINE for the best rate at the Hyatt Place is SEPTEMBER 1. After this date, you might be able to book a room there if any are available, but at an increased rate.
Register today and secure your reservation at www.fmci.org or call Dawn at (972) 283-2262.
For more information on the conference, go to the above site and to our FMCI Facebook page.
Pray for this strategic gathering of our extended apostolic family and invite others to come along with you. This is FMCI's 30th annual conference!
RESTORING PROPHETIC HOPE IN THE CHURCH AND IN THE NATION
Every God-man covenant in history -- The Adamic, the Noahic, the Abrahamic, the Mosaic, the Davidic, and the New Covenant in Jesus -- all released hope for the future! Even when considering the historical battle between Biblical and Anti-Christ "worldviews," and even in the middle of severe divine judgments, hope always loomed on the horizon! As the prophet Jeremiah prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, he simultaneously declared there would be a future for the people of God, which he described as hopeful and restorative (29:11).
Then, when we come to the New Covenant, we are told we have a better hope based on a better covenant (Hebrews 7:19; 8:6). In other words, hope goes to a new level in the New Covenant Era! The author of Hebrews is encouraging first century Messianic Jewish believers to remain hopeful in the face of opposition and persecution! In Hebrews 6:18-20, he instructs them:
(1) Based on the promise and oath of the Lord God, they can have strong encouragement to take hold of hope. In other words, faith and hope will work together in them as they did in Abraham (compare Hebrews 6:13 and Romans 4:18).
(2) Their hope and ours is anchored in the Holy of Holies. This causes our hope to be sure and steadfast. Our hope is not located in the natural realm, but "beyond the veil" in the spiritual realm. This is hope that is connected to more than promise; it is connected to His Presence!
(3) Our hope is administered by our High Priest, Jesus. I like to link this verse to I Peter 2:25 where our Lord is referred to as "the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls." Our battle is in our soul -- our mind, emotions, and will. These can run wild, almost out of control when confronted by disparities and disinformation! We need Jesus our King-Priest to minister and administer the New Covenant. We need Him as our Shepherd to restore our souls, and we need Him to be our Bishop-Overseer to guard our souls! Let's get our hopes up!
Federation of Ministers and Churches International