And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself. - John 12:32 NKJV
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. - Matthew 5:14 NKJV
Last night we were singing "Be Lifted Higher" during praise and worship, these two verses came to my mind.
As the Church it is our responsibility, our honor, our joy, to lift God higher. As we lift Him higher, He will draw people unto Him. Jesus, while here on the earth didn't seek people out, they sought Him. He came on the scene and people drew to Him. He didn't walk in his power, but allowed the Holy Spirit to work in and through Him, lifting God higher. We are the Light here on earth that should draw all men to Him.
I saw a vision, standing there in praise and worship of the Church (not a church), rising up as beacons of light to Northwest Arkansas. The scattered light of individuals joined together in unity. As the Light went up from the Church, people were attracted to the Light and lives we transformed. As lives were transformed, this region was transformed. And as this region was transformed, people who came here, never stepping foot in a church brought God back to their region, their state, their nation, and the world was transformed.
This land became Holy ground, where sin could not stay. Sin had no hold. Addictions were broken at the mention of His name. Mental illness became sound mind. Hands that once caused hurt and abuse brought healing and wholeness.
I was brought back to the cross, and Christ said "It is finished." He finished the hold that sin has on us at the cross. It is already done. We must walk in the power that He died for us to have. We must be the lights that lift Him up. Then He will draw all people to Him. He wants to transform this region and world.