Imagine pt 8 by Ps Larry Elliott


This time next year!


Genesis 18:10 ESV ”The Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son. And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him.“


Genesis 18:13-14 ESVThe Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”“


Genesis 17:1-7 NKJV ””When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.“ And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.“


(Genesis 12:3 I bless those who bless you & curse those who curse you & THROUGH YOU all the families of the earth will be blessed)



Galatians 3:26-29 NKJV ”For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.“


Joshua 3 Crossing Over (we have crossed over)



God has way more in-store for us than what He has already done

IMAGINE-The Harvest!


Joshua 4:1-3 NKJV “When all the nation had finished passing over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, “Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man, and command them, saying, ‘Take twelve stones from here out of the midst of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests’ feet stood firmly, and bring them over with you and lay them down in the place where you lodge tonight.’”


Joshua 4:6-7 ESV “that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever.”



I Peter 2:5 NKJV ”you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.“


ASK: Who are your 12?

Clarify: My statements around I’m a different person (changed) & spring the Vision in regards to numbers!

Jesus counted people (100 sheep) because people count, proverbs 27 says, we are to “know the state of your flocks” & “to give careful attention to our herds condition”

So we see today the VISION NEEDS TO BE CLEAR, WRITTEN DOWN (every year)


Luke 4:18-19 NKJV ”“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”“


1 Corinthians 9:19 NKJV ”For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more;“


  1. Refer to “Mission Statement”
  2. Refer to “Vision Statement”


Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV ”And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.“


I Peter 2:1-4 NKJV ”Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,“


I Peter 2:6-12 NKJV

The Vision is CLEAR

But here it speaks about WORKS…(this means there is a PROCESS in place)


We decided long ago as ELDERS, we were not going to be “performance driven” and it’s been confirmed recently even stronger, we are about relationship, the individual & loving for Christ!


This statement speaks to the Process as well as the VISION;

Every Believer a LEADER, every LEADER, a DISCIPLE-MAKER!


Speak about the PROCESS:

Soul-Winning (everyone of us)

Believers (saved do LIFE-CLASS)

Experience an ENCOUNTER weekend!

Start DESTINY Training

Join a CELL


Joshua 5:1-2 NKJV ”So it was, when all the kings of the Amorites who were on the west side of the Jordan, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before the children of Israel until we had crossed over, that their heart melted; and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the children of Israel. At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make flint knives for yourself, and circumcise the sons of Israel again the second time.”


Joshua 5:7-9 NKJV “Then Joshua circumcised their sons whom He raised up in their place; for they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way. So it was, when they had finished circumcising all the people, that they stayed in their places in the camp till they were healed. Then the Lord said to Joshua, “This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” Therefore the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day.“



Colossians 2:11 NKJV ”In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,“


– Spiritual circumcision of the heart occurs when people repent and put their faith in Christ and are saved.

– It’s about repentance, leading to Transformation of the heart and then mind and actions!


This speaks to us about ALIGNMENT: as we align with God in our lives, He brings us into alignment with His Vision for us!



Romans 2:28-29 NKJV ”For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.”


To be more particular: Circumcision of heart implies humility, faith, hope, and charity. Humility, a right judgment of ourselves, cleanses our minds from those high conceits of our own perfection, from that undue opinion of our own abilities and attainments, which are the genuine fruit of a corrupted nature.

The circumcision of the heart is a radical change, an inner transformation, where by faith we receive humility, faith, hope, and love.