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ALWC 1 Year Anniversary “The Next Phase”

ALWC_PC_S1_mediaALWC Next Phase Celebration

Join us for the ALWC 1 year anniversary celebration, “The Next Phase”.  We will be celebrating, joining in fellowship, and sharing the Word that God has for ALWC’s future.
Sunday, September 21st, 3:00pm
1435 Glenn Street, Vallejo, CA  94590


ALWC Adopt Your Street

Adopt Your StreetALWC is partnering with Transformation Vallejo, for the Adopt a Street program.  We encourage ALWC partners and friends to consider visiting http://www.transformationvallejo.org/adoptyourstreet.html and find a street or school in Vallejo or your own city to adopt, and minister to in Prayer Evangelism.
The best way to practice Prayer Evangelism is by adopting something; your neighborhood, your classroom, your workplace, your street. Adopting is different than just praying for them or prayer walking, both of which are good. Prayer walking is like taking an orphan out for an ice cream. You do something nice, the person feels good, you feel good, but at the end of the day the person is still an orphan.
Adopting means that you become a father or mother to the orphan. They will never be alone again.  Here are the 4 steps of Prayer Evangelism: (Luke 10:5-9).
  • Bless them rather than curse them; (v. 5)
  • Fellowship with them rather than avoiding them; (v.7)
  • Minister to them rather than judging them; (v.9)

This puts you in a position to declare, “The Kingdom of God has come to you because I brought it to you.” (v. 9)



See His Splendor

 


Don’t Withdraw Your Faith

. . . he will have whatever he says (Mark 11:23)

Here is a powerful truth for the victorious Christian: What we believe after we pray is just as important as what we believe when we pray. This principle is also true in ministry(what we believe after we minister is just as important as what we believe when we minister).It is important to not withdraw faith after prayer or ministry. The devil wants us to curse the good seeds that have been sown by tempting us to speak unbelief concerning what has just been done. Certainly we can find areas where we can improve, but we must avoid negative, concluding conclusions that can undo much of the good that happened. Jesus cursed the fig tree in Mark 11. The next morning “they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.” This tells us two things. First, our influence in prayer and ministry starts in the unseen (in the roots); thus, outward results (whether circumstances or feelings) should not be used to measure success or failure. Secondly, Jesus’ words cursed the fig tree. We need to know that our words are powerful, and that they can bless or curse spiritual seeds and “trees” around us. So what do we say after we pray or after we minister? The wise believer says, “I refuse to withdraw my faith. God did great things. His word will not return void” (see Isaiah55:11).

 

Declare: I radically thank God after I pray or minister. I refuse to curse through unbelieving declarations what has been done. I maintain and speak my faith; thus I see a greater harvest.



Remember Your Benefits

Forget not all His benefits (Psalms 103:2)

Imagine an employee being ignorant of the benefits in his compensation package. What would you think if he pays for all his medical bills, but has health insurance? He would be either ignorant or foolish. Unfortunately, we as the people of God, often do this in our spiritual lives. The Psalmist says, “Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases . . .” (Psalms 103:2,3). We are instructed to deliberately remember what is in our “salvation package.” The obvious implication is this: If we don’t remember, we will believe we have to pay for things that have already been given to us. We can’t forget what we have never known. Some Christians are unaware that healing and other benefits are part of our “salvation package.” The Greek word sozo is translated “to save” in the New Testament; but it also means “to heal,” “to deliver,” and “to be made whole.” It is refreshing that now there is a growing understanding that healing and transforming forgiveness are still benefits for the Christian, and are not just occasional sovereign blessings. “Not forgetting” is more than a onetime event. It is a life-long contending for God’s total benefit package for mankind. Truly, let’s tell our soul to bless God and to radically remember how good He really is.

Declare: God is continually revealing to me my benefits as a Christian. I contend for these in my soul; and, thus, experience them more and more in my life.



Non-Negotiable Convictions

Daniel . . . three times a day . . . prayed . . . as was his custom since his early days (Dan 6:10)

Daniel was a man of conviction. Even the threat of the lion’s den did not move him away from his godly habits. He built his life around life-producing priorities. In contrast, the prophet Malachi rebuked the people of his day for giving their leftovers to the Lord (see Malachi chapter one). Unlike Daniel, they began to view God as a burden rather than a delight. Two things cause convictions that burn in our hearts which become non-negotiable: 1) loving God’s presence, and 2) a strong vision for the future. Without these, we will only give God our leftovers. Here are areas for your convictions to develop in: time with God and His Word, fellowship and worship, serving in ministry, financial giving, speaking God’s promises, prioritizing our family, having strong accountability relationships, and putting ourselves in places where God’s power can touch our lives and the lives of others. Like Daniel, do you have spiritual non-negotiable convictions? Or are you fighting the “leftover battle” as the people in Malachi’s day? Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Build your schedule around God’s priorities like never before. You won’t be sorry.

 

Declare: I give God the first portion of my life and He takes care of all my needs. I am a person of conviction. I have dominion over my life and my time. I burn with a personal vision that leads me to sacrifice for God and His presence.