If there’s one thing Hope Church Singapore is to be known for, let it be our determination to fulfil the Great Commission. For that, we need the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s empowerment is an indispensable necessity if we are truly serious about fulfilling the Great Commission.
The vision for 2018 is Empowered. Not “Empower” but “Empower-ED”! God’s power is available to us now. We do not need to strive for power or wish for more power someday. We have access to the power now!
We are already empowered and we need to live differently. It’s not about asking for more empowerment, but stepping into the empowerment that we already have.
Some may doubt. Some may fear. But the truth is that we will not experience the empowerment until we step out in faith to be Christ’s witnesses.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Empowerment is not a one-time filling of the Holy Spirit. We need to be continually empowered by deciding to walk with the Holy Spirit day by day, moment by moment. When we rely on the Holy Spirit, we will experience power for life transformation in every area of our lives.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.
Finally, we’re empowered as a nation to be the Antioch of not just Asia, but the world. Forty years ago, Billy Graham prophesied about our destiny to become a hub that will send missionaries to the rest of the world.
Singapore has a destiny. Hope has a destiny. You have a destiny.
Let’s build a strong church that will become a global movement that blesses the world. We are empowered to accomplish this. Believe it and step out in faith!