Happy New Year, Peacemakers

Pastor Danny Sanchez, The City Peace Project Church San Jose

We had a very encouraging time with friends today, this first day of 2013. This dear couple shared with us what the Lord has been showing them for the New Year. Everything they shared confirmed what the Lord had been speaking to us as well. The scripture they shared was a scripture that the Lord gave us a while ago.

It is Isaiah 61:1-3 The Year of the Lord's Favor "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion- to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. In Luke 4:18-19, Jesus quoted these first two verses (Isaiah 61:1-2). Those verses were fulfilled in Jesus' earthly ministry.

These precious friends also shared Psalm 65:11-12 "You crown the year with your bounty, your wagon tracks overflow with abundance. The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy." We enjoyed great fellowship and then we prayed over each other and prayed for the New Year. We are also praying for our church The City Peace Project and all of you Peacemakers.

We are so excited to see all that God is going to do this year and specifically the work He is going to do in the city of San Jose through The City Peace Project Church. Happy New Year Peacemakers! We are so blessed to serve the Lord and serve our city with you.