A message from founder of Youth with a Mission, Loren Cunningham. We’ve written some takeaway points as he spoke and posted them below.
2020 is a year of breakthrough.
That word has grown in my heart. We are in this year and are seeing something we haven’t expected.
I believe it is from Satan. He wants to wear a crown, thats CORONA. He has 2 tactics in history
- Bribe (Temptation)
He doesn’t have any wisdom, because wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord. He is brilliant.
We don’t fight with flesh and blood, but we are fighting a spiritual battle by the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 10).
They are finding out that they can use the serum in the blood of recovered Covid-19 patients to treat others that are infected.
We are reminded that Jesus blood covers our sins and makes us white as snow. This is the Good News. Jesus said bring this good news everywhere!
I have some more good news: this is the year of Breakthrough.
God takes that which was meant for evil, that was meant to bring fear, and we overcome by the Blood of the lamb! We have not been giving a spirit of fear but of love and a sound mind. Rise up in your love! Love can only be given and it needs to be given away!
Its a year of breakthrough, and we need to move in the faith of the word of God, that Jesus is going to give you a breakthrough. We need to seek the breakthrough in our lives and ministries.
We’ve been hearing the word of multiplication. 30-fold, 60-fold, 100-fold. Are you ready? If you are moving in faith you have to.
What we call great is not really what we see. In Hebrews 11, we see everything that we see was made by that which we don’t see. So you will see a move of the spirit and it’s going to come out in very real ways.
This is a time of Sabbatical. In a Sabbatical you go back to your origins, what are your believes and what are your values? Have we drifted? Correct it! Come back in alignment.
Look at the Christian Magna Carta. Everyone has the right to hear the gospel and understand it and have the word of god in their own mother tongue. They also have the right of fellowship and their children to be raised in the biblical christian worldview. and everyone has their basic rights of life!
You aren’t fulfilled if you aren’t productive. Fulfilment is spiritual, intellectual, social, even physical. It’s in all dimensions in your life. So you’ll have great fulfillment on the other side of this (Sabbatical).
(story of earthquakes) God often uses the natural to speak out a warning in the spiritual. As I’ve spoke about the Coronavirus, after in the spiritual, there is going to be a viral preaching and sharing and receiving of the Good news. There will be a hunger and spiritual wave of awakening. Don’t miss this! Don’t worry about other things! Keep your focus in this time! What is God saying to us?
We have come in the Kingdom for such a time as this. We must race to share the Good news and get every language the word of God. We are to be evangelising, but you also have to disciples, but you can’t disciple without the word of God. You need:
- distribution of the Word of God
- We are developing more languages to use Uniscript
- There is the Jesus Films and LUMO
We need more than just engage with the Word of God, otherwise it’ll be just the letter that kills, but the spirit of the word gives LIFE.
As we begin to evangelise and disciple, then we come across the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10). We can’t forget the practical mercy ministries.
We can bring doctors and vaccinations along with the bible.
We can also pray for the sick and cast out demons.
We need to do ALL for the glory of God. Don’t give yourself over to fear. Satan has a crown of fear, but that crown is going to be thrown down.
We get to participate in bringing the good news of love and seeing a large number of people come into the body of Christ.
See this as the year of breakthrough!
I don’t have a bucket list, but like Caleb in the OT, who asked for a mountain, I am asking for these mountains I spoke about. We will see some of this in some areas in this year and it will grow in to mountains of fruitfulness.
Ask the Lord to write the vision. What he gives to you in these days of isolation. As you come out of them you will be ready to go full force and YWAM is going to see the greatest fulfilment we’ve seen. We won’t just be fruitful but multiply (as in Genesis).
God hasn’t built a pyramid called YWAM, its spread throughout the earth. YWAM is strategically placed around the world (191 countries full time and all the rest short term). Everything we are, we need to fill it and multiply as well as manage it well.
How? Stay true to your roots. Good seeds, in good soil, produce good fruit in the end. Through our beliefs, our values and our practices and the fruit have the same DNA as the seed that is planted. You have good seed! Its Jesus’ presence and word. Now Go for it, Let God be God, and this is the God of breakthrough, and this is the year for breakthrough to happen. Don’t look at fear, look at faith, and faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of the Lord, get his word, write the vision, make it plain, and the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will be filling the earth as the waters covers the sea.
You’re in our hearts, minds, and prayers, go for God and take nothing less!