“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.” Matthew 4:19-20.
Jesus, after thirty years as a carpenter in His family business, was ready for CHANGE to CHANGE our world. His mission to save the world was kept quiet until now, the time for His exposure. The eyes of His cousin John was opened by God to see and affirm the Messianic, Salvation call of Jesus, “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29.
Jesus was changed for change. He was baptized in water and filled with the Holy Spirit for His manifested glory to be NOW seen, experienced and marketed throughout nations. He recruited twelve businessmen to join Him in His mission that would become a movement growing in power and influence until the number of people saved by God is completed. A movement with predetermined stages, cycles and strategies called revivals, movements, and awakenings because it will continue until God’s plan for our world is fulfilled.
When Jesus recruited His disciples to follow Him, He promised them an extreme makeover from fishermen to become fishers of men. They received a new wineskin for His fresh power and glory for CHANGE. The new wineskin was the wineskin of Jesus even as He grew in: worship (their hearts sold out to God in reverence and service); wisdom (supernatural revelation to infuse their natural wisdom); power (fresh ability and strength as CHANGE Agents); honor for (God, personal values, and the people they would save), favor (with God), wealth (resources for their families, mission and themselves) influence (favor with people). (Luke 2:52). The key areas of growth are called CHAYIL Pillars.
CHAYIL Pillars describe the new wineskin of hearts and lives that are preparing for His outpouring of Glory. CHAYIL is a Hebrew word that describes Power for Change. CHAYIL Glory is the manifested power and glory of our LORD Jesus Christ in and through His servants like you. As in the beginning God is remaking us into His image and likeness as Agents for His manifested glory in all the earth. Together we can. Let’s PRAY, BELIEVE, and RECEIVE a new wineskin for fresh glory for CHANGE to change us to change our world.
CHANGE me LORD to change my world. I will grow in the Pillars of CHAYIL as your Agent of Change for a better world.
Read the Bible in One Year: Psalm 68,69; Romans 8:1-21