2016: UNPRECEDENTED

It is hard to believe that another year has passed. For some 2015 was a great year and for others it was faced with difficulty or challenge. No matter what kind of 2015 you experienced you have a new year to grow, become and invest your life in the things that truly matter.

10580083_10153845764533735_8246214806275081976_nWe believe that 2016 will be an UNPRECEDENTED year!  Unprecedented FAVOR. Unprecedented MIRACLES. Unprecedented HEALING. Unprecedented GROWTH. Unprecedented VICTORY. Unprecedented STRENGTH. Unprecedented VISION. Are you ready for an UNPRECEDENTED move of God in your life? We believe and declare that 2016 is going to be a banner year of unprecedented opportunities for you and your family.

Today is a new year to stand in faith and declare, “This will be my year. I will have an unprecedented year, in Jesus name.” Don’t allow the enemy to discourage, distract or depress you. Stand on the promises of God.

Psalm 77:14 declares, “You are the God of great wonders! You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations.” God is going to reveal his greatness in your life this year. Be ready. There will be new doors and fresh paths for your life. Walk in faith.

We know this will be an UNPRECEDENTED year. Today wake up with eyes of faith, see your potential and experience the great wonders of our God. This will be your year to experience what you have been praying, believing and asking for. Start this year in faith. Trust God. You will experience the hand of God on your life in 2016.

THIS is going to be the BEST YEAR you have ever had.  Declare it. Believe it. Experience it.

Church Unleashed – Commack

Mary and I are so honored by the huge response of our church last night as we consecrated the newly acquired Cormack property to God.  We cannot believe the outpouring of love, generosity, support and excitement that Church Unleashed had and will have.  This is only the beginning.

Pastor Todd Bishop Church Unleashed Cormack NY

We prayed, declared and consecrated this new campus to God.  Now the work begins.

2.18 acres of land.
115 parking space.
30,000 square feet of ministry space.
500+ seat auditorium.
100+ capacity kids space.
100+ capacity youth space.

We are also grateful to the pastors who made prayers and declarations over this new campus – David Nuzzolo (NY District Assemblies of God); Joel Perez (Spot Church – Brentwood); Dom Cotignola (Bellerose Assembly of God – Queens); and Jimmy Jack (Freedom Chapel – Amityville).  These are GREAT friends in ministry and am blown away by their support.

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We see more than a church building.  We see a ministry center that will raise up pastors and leaders.  We see a starbucks-like cafe.  We see state of the art ministry to the next generation.  We see conferences – women, mens and leadership.  We see a gathering place for our community.  We see miracles happening daily.  We see lives being changed and restored by the person of Jesus.  We see thousands gathering at this new location in multiple services!  Plus we see Hicksville continuing to grow …

We can’t wait to see God do what only God can do. We are JUST GETTING STARTED!

You Are Strong.

I want to encourage you with something so simple – “all the forces of Hell cannot defeat you because you have a greater power within you.”  The power within you is greater than anything you could face.

The Bible says, “But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world” (1 John 4:4).  There is a power on the inside of your life that gives you a predisposition to victory – an inner strength that gives you the power to overcome any obstacles.

You can push through any problem.  You will win over worry and rebuild over the wreckage of your past.  All because God’s Spirit lives in you and that gives you a tremendous advantage. You are strong!  Declare today, “I AM STRONG.”

You may be reading this thinking, “That’s great Pastor for you. But my life has been too hard. My problems are too great.”  Listen to God’s promise: “He {God} gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless” (Isaiah 40:29).  God promises to give you power and strength. All you have to do is declare your promise!

Power of I Am Joel Osteen Todd BishopHere’s the thing: Just because you are strong does not mean you wont struggle.  We will always difficulty, problems, loss, hurt and death but God promises that no matter what you face you will get through it.

Hannah. She is in deep pain. Praying for a son. She is in deep pain.  The Lord sees her pain and answers her prayers. She has a son – names him Samuel. She takes her son to the priest and says, “God gave me a son. Now I am giving my son to God. Take him. Raise him. Use him.”

She receives her gift and then gives it back.  Then she rights another prayer: “My heart rejoices in the Lord! The Lord has made me strong!”  Hannah was able to declare “I am strong” because God filled her with the strength she needed.

Declare today, “I am strong. God has filled me with strength, endurance and the winner’s edge.

 

Speak What You Seek.

When you DECLARE you activate your faith … your words will help shape your world.  2 Corinthians 4:13 declares, “But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.”  Notice what Paul says, I was able to speak, declare, proclaim because I believe in God’s ability.

Speak what you seek … there is power in your tongue … power to create … power to declare.  When you believe God has called you to do whatever … you will say it and you will act on it.  Faith will cause you to speak, think and act differently!

My Daily Declaration #ThePowerOfIAm

Jesus speaking with his disciples said, “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible” (Matthew 17:20).  Jesus is saying activate your faith … notice what you have to do — YOU HAVE TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAIN…

What mountain do you need to talk to today? What situation are you facing?

Speak what you seek until you see what you have said.

Declare God’s Word.

You can declare what others say about you or what you think about yourself … but the most powerful thing you can declare over yourself is God’s Word.

Isaiah 50:4: “The Sovereign LORD has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.”  Each day you can experience faith and hope through God’s Word.

Don’t stand on your problems. Stand on Gods promises. He will take you places your problems cannot!  Declare His promises over your life!

When you are sick declare, “I am healed because Isaiah 53:5 says ‘By His stripes I am healed.’”

When you feel alone declare, “I am never alone because Matthew 28:20 says, ‘I am with you always.’”

When you are depressed declare, “I am happy because Isaiah 29:19 says, ‘the humble with be filled with fresh joy.’”

When you are facing financial difficulty declare, “I am blessed because Psalm 30:5 says, ‘God’s favor lasts a lifetime.’”

No matter what problem you are facing God has a promise in His Word.  Declare His Word over your life!!!!

Speak Life.

It is not enough to just avoid the negative. You have to choose to be positive. You have to focus on the goodness of God.  You may see negative all around you but you do not have to let the negative grow in you … stop speaking negative, stop talking down your life, your marriage, your job — START SPEAKING LIFE!!!!

Joel 3:10: “Let the weak say, ‘I am a warrior.’”  You become what you confess. It does not say, “Let the weak pray to become a warrior.” Or “Let the weak train harder.”  It says let the weak SAY.  Joel was teaching us the important truth that “you are what you repeatedly say about yourself.”

Let me say this; just because someone says something about you does not make it true!  Some of you don’t know how to speak life – you grew up in an environment that was not encouraging – negative words were planted into your heart.  Today, declare, “I AM not what others have said to me or about me … I AM what God says that I AM.”

I AM righteous. Forgiven. Complete. Saved. Overcomer.

Deuteronomy 30:19: “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!”  Choose to speak life. It does not just affect you … it will impact generations after you are long gone.