Two Churches, One Heart – Together, Bringing God’s Kingdom

This morning I brought a message titled “Two Churches, One Heart – Together, Bringing God’s Kingdom” at Church of the Living Word in North Hills, California.

I joined with Iglesia de Dios and Church of the Living Word as they celebrated the one-year anniversary of their relationship as two unique families of God, united by one purpose. Congregants from Brazil, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala participated via phone. Together, we worshiped our Lord with joy and thankfulness, as we sang songs in both Spanish and English.

The Word began with Pastor Omar Pinto drawing us into a week of reflection upon the significance of Christ’s cross and resurrection. Christ does not live in a tomb; He is our risen Lord! His purpose is to be close to us, and to bring His Kingdom on earth.

I continued the Word by imparting a prophetic vision that the Lord has for these two churches. God has given Iglesia de Dios and Church of the Living Word an opportunity to love one another and become one in Christ. These two churches are like the “two by two” that Christ sent into every city and place where He Himself was going to come (Luke 10:1). In our oneness and authority, we will bind the spirits that blind people from seeing the gospel of the Kingdom. God is sending us two by two because each church has the language and the heart that can reach the community around us.

This vision starts today in our neighborhood; yet for these two churches, the Lord has a much bigger vision. As we continue to be given to oneness in Christ, the gospel of the Kingdom will spread from our neighborhood to Central America and South America; and those nations will then have the faith and authority to release North America into God’s Kingdom.