By Vernon Newbill
The Word of the Lord came to me in late November of 2014.
He simply said, “The Word of the Lord for 2015 is Psalm 127:1”.
Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.”
He then paused for a moment and said, “Tell her, (The Church), She had better get used to it, this is the way it is going to be”.
Lastly, He brought me before the image of the cross standing in the midst of the devastation of the World Trade Center after the events of 9/11/2001.
My sense is, this word is given to help us understand and interpret the events that will be unfolding this coming year, both in the church and the world.
For many of us, It will come as a painful shock to discover the Lord has not been the author of our labors…
We will find ourselves in great need of humility in those days and hours, to perceive the Lord’s judgments as a last grace and mercy to us, when we would not hear Him any other way.
I pray that in the jarring crisis of devastation, our eyes may finally be opened to find the cross, not in mere creedal acknowledgment, but in its full-orbed apostolic realities.
The cross is in God, the central core of His Being and the very essence of His Nature.
We need to meditate deeply in that reality…
And God crucified, not only externally in the place called Golgotha, but internally, in and through our lives, is the only foundation He builds on.
Lord help us.
Yyour brother in Him,