Today I want to tell you a story about the greatest ministry revelation I've ever received for REZ. This revelation comes from the four cups of the Seder meal. The four cups of this Jewish custom contain a blueprint for ministry and fulfillment that will set the course of ministry at REZ for many years to come. Each cup represents a promise taken from Exodus 6:6-7 where God reveals His promises to the Jewish people for the first time. These promises are known as the four "I wills" of God and are still celebrated in Jewish customs to this day.
In Exodus 6, and throughout both the Old and New Testaments, God promises His people an eternal promise. He promises His people He will bring them four things:
As Christians, we have been "grafted into" these very promises. This reality is proven throughout the New Testament. God wants you and me to be saved, delivered, redeemed and living life to the fullest. This series will be a call for the entire church body at REZ to join with me as we drink deeply from the four cups of promise God has for each of us.
Exodus 6:6-7 reveals God’s full intention for His people in the form of four promises. These four promises are represented in the four cups of an ancient Jewish custom called the Passover Seder meal. These cups or promises are as follows:
1) Salvation 2) Deliverance 3) Redemption 4) Fulfillment
We believe these four cups also represent the four ministries of every church. How we minister these cups is what this series is all about. Today, we will be talking about how REZ will minister the cup of deliverance to the Body of Christ.
New International Version (NIV)
6 “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. 7 I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.
God has a plan for your life. He designed you on purpose to make an eternal impact in your world. This truth is what makes life make sense for people. Sadly, most people live their entire lives without ever knowing their God-Given purpose. Today we will look at how REZ can help you discover your redemptive purpose and help you try it out in different areas of ministry until you find your fit.
True fulfillment is possible only when you find your purpose, align your purpose with God's purposes and connect with other believers making an eternal difference in people's lives. Get ready to live large!