The same report said that ‘he had received three words from God for the upcoming year: rescue, restore, and rebuild’. He connected these ‘words’ to Hillsong New York.
It is interesting that A21, the anti-slavery charity integrated into Hillsong’s website and financial supported by Hillsong (and whose co-founder, Christine Caine is due to speak at Hillsong’s ‘Colour’ conference), also has three words to describe its strategy: reach, rescue and restore.
Brian, I too have ‘a word’ for you. Not a special ‘word’ from God, but one that is woven into his Word, the Bible.
Continuing the slavery theme, you might have a look at Destiny Rescue’s model:
Your leaders – all Christians – need some ego inoculation, some greed inoculation, some inoculation against self. And there’s only one sure way to get that: a full revelation of the work of Christ for us (Romans 5:6-8), as us (Romans 6:6-7), and in us (1 John 4:13), which will then allow Christ to work through us (John 5:17-19). We will then automatically turn to the Word of God, a Word that has prevention strategies, we will be listening to the Holy Spirit, a Spirit that prevents us from doing harm, and we will be talking to wise saints who know us, saints who can prevent us from straying.
Romans 16:25-27. Let’s get……..Back to the Gospel.