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SCRIPTURAL BASIS FOR TJD
When God revealed who Jesus is to Peter, Jesus said that he will build His Church upon that revealed Word of God to Peter. Only what is built upon the Word of God stands through the ages. The Jesus Dream (TJD) is built upon the Word of God and as the Word unfolds yearly it prevails and TJD spreads like wild fire across the world.
“So mightily grew the Word of God and it prevailed.” (Acts 19:20).
Since nothing can stand against the Word, nothing can stand against TJD.
Read some scriptural basis for TJD and why you should support its spread, and also make sure all people under your influence participate.
OLD TESTAMENT PRIEST (AARON)
Aaron, the high priest approached God with two stones; one on each shoulder upon which were engraved the twelve (all) names of the tribes of Israel. Also engraved on the breastplate upon his heart were all names of the twelve (all) tribes of Israel.
God wanted to see all of His children as the high priest approached Him.
THE HIGH PRIEST (JESUS)
Jesus our High Priest approached God with the Jews and Gentiles in His body. (Eph. 2:16).
God wanted to see the whole world as Jesus approached Him
PRIESTS (YOU & I)
As Priests today, (Rev. 1:6), we are to approach God bearing the Body of Christ in our hearts- that’s why Jesus told us to approach God saying, “Our Father in heaven…” (Luke 11:2).
At the TJD hour our Father sees us together as we approach Him.
MAN- PRODUCT OF “US” GOD
God created everything by speaking all alone but when God wanted to create man, He said,
“Let US make man in our image, to be like US.” (Gen. 1:26).
No single man or single denomination, no matter how large, can satisfy God because we are a product of “Let US.” God is best at home with us when we are in perfect unity like He is with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
If an “US” God made us, He expects to see us together.
At the TJD hour, we (us) all approach “US” and God derives great pleasure.
TRANSFER OF GLORY
The highest “thing” God gave Jesus was His glory. It was given to Jesus before creation and it was Jesus’ final request after completing the work God gave Him on earth.
“Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began.” (John 17:5).
Now Jesus gives this glory to the Church for a purpose – that we might be one as He is one with the Father.
“I have given them the glory You gave Me, so they may be one as we are one.” (John 17:22).
The grace given to the Church as gifts for the supernatural is to mature and unite believers in Christ. (Eph. 4:11-13).
Our glory is not in things acquired; but in our unity displayed.
At the TJD hour, the glory Jesus gave the Church glows worldwide!
EVANGELISM - - THE GREAT COMMISSION
Jesus shed His blood to redeem lost souls of men.
So evangelism is a key assignment in the kingdom; but to accomplish this assignment
The world must believe in Him as the only authentic One sent by God. And this will happen when the world sees our unity physically.
“I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me…” (John 17:23).
Our unity (seen physically) will trigger massive evangelism.
We are united in the Spirit already but the physical manifestation of that unity exhibited during TJD will convince the world and make our evangelism much more fruitful.
The TJD hour provides the opportunity for the world to see our unity, because we will be doing thesame thing at the same hour worldwide.
A person talks about his or her greatest concerns at the point of death. When Jesus was about to die, the greatest event on his mind was about unity of His body.
“ I am in them and You are in Me. May they experience such perfect unity…” (John 17:23).
From unity of his disciples (John 17:11) to unity of all believers in (John 17:21, 22, 23).
Even before now he told the Israelites that he has always wanted to gather them “…how often I wanted to gather your children…” Luke 12:34. A man can only die for what he has passion for. Caiaphas the high priest prophesied that Jesus would die to unite Jews and scattered children of God.
“Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.” (John 11:51-52).
The Jesus Dream Experience is the hour when Christians all over the world experience perfect unity because focus is taken off from ourselves but shifted to God.
- unity in worship –
- GOD’S PASSION
God’s greatest passion is to dwell amongst His children.
“For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place. This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.” (Ps. 132:13-14).
Since God now dwells in Christ Col. 1:19 and Christ the head of the Church is in heaven God now dwells in his body (Church) on earth.
That means we must be united as the Body of Christ for God to dwell.
“…in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” (Eph. 2:21-21).
The purpose of evangelism is to turn dead stones to living stones for building God’s dwelling place. (1peter 2:5).
“And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them up out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.” (Exod. 29:46).
This was His original purpose in coming down to fellowship with Adam and Eve at the beginning as confirmed in Gen. 3:8. And it is also His final purpose as revealed at the end in the New Jerusalem.
“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.” (Rev. 21:3).
God’s original purpose to dwell with man is His final purpose.
At the TJD hour we are united and God dwells by His Spirit on earth in a magnificent spiritual building among His people.
- PURPOSE OF MAN
We were originally created to worship God and to take dominion over His creation; to bring God pleasure.
“This people have I formed for Myself; they shall shew forth My praise.” (Isa. 43:21).
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” (Rev. 4:11).
When a thing fulfills the original purpose for its creation it brings the greatest pleasure to the manufacturer. God finds His pleasure in individual worship; but His greatest pleasure is in corporate worship.
At the TJD hour, we return to fulfilling our original purpose as a body and not in parts, and then God finds His pleasure on earth.
- WORSHIP IN CONCERT
Jesus came to do the will of God (John 6:38) and He taught us to pray and desire that the will of God will be on earth as it is in heaven. Take note: as it is; not was or will be.
“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matt. 6:10).
What is God’s will in heaven now? It is only pure worship; worship in concert by the four living beings, twenty-four elders and angels. This is the only activity in heaven day and night.
“The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” (Rev 4:8).
At the TJD hour, all Christians on earth will worship God in concert as it is in heaven!
- ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING
After our redemption, the very first act of worship expected from us is to offer God the fruit of our lips as thanksgiving.
“Take with you words, and turn to the Lord. Say unto Him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.” (Hosea 14:2).
Immediately our sins are forgiven we ought to first of all offer thanks not with material substance but the fruit of our lips.
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1Peter 2:9).
We are called out of darkness to praise Him.
At the TJD hour, we do not ask things for ourselves, relatives or our nation; rather, we declare His wonderful works.
Imagine when Adam opened his eyes after the creation and saw the Garden and all the provisions? There was no need for any prayer but to only marvel and say God you are awesome! You created all things by Your will.
At the TJD hour we declare His wonderful works because He has done all things excellently well.
- FIRST ACT OF WORSHIP
On the day of Pentecost when the church was born, the disciples were praying but when the Holy Spirit arrived He led them from the prayer session to declaring the wonderful works of God as the first act of worship. It’s interesting to note that no man led this session of worship but the Holy Spirit Himself. It was after declaring His wonders that Peter arose to speak and souls were won.
God told Aaron the high priest to write the names of the twelve tribes of Israel on two onyx stones upon his shoulders. The names were to be written and arranged in order of their births.
The church of Jesus was born (manifested) while declaring the wonders of God. In order of worship we declare the wonders of God first.
At the TJD hour, as we approach God in unity declaring the wonders of God, we honour the act of worship the Holy Spirit placed first.
- POWER OF ONE MIND
When people are of one mind over an issue, they are able to accomplish much. They would accomplish their purpose just like the people of Babel.
“And the Lord said: Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” (Gen. 11:6).
God knew what He put in man at creation. He knew anytime they come together, they could do the impossible so He confused their language and they could not accomplish their goal. In Acts when they declared the wonder of God there was perfect understanding of languages.
The scriptures enjoin us to be of one mind and one purpose.
“…working together with one mind and purpose” (Phil. 2:2)
“…be of one mind, united in thought and purpose” (1 Cor. 1:10)
At the TJD hour Christians are of one mind and purpose over the greatest purpose of God for them.
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- THE NAME OF JESUS
In Babel the people wanted to build a physical structure to make a name for themselves and God brought division among them. Today, most (not all) denominations tend to make a name for themselves and that’s why we are scattered. But God has given us only one name – the name of Jesus upon which we are made to gather.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matt. 18:20).
We must be careful in our hearts to make sure that what attracts us to meetings are not names of men.
Jesus said: “I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.”(John 5:43).
At TJD hour we gather anywhere on earth not in the name of any man of God, denomination, or Christian organization but in the name of Jesus Christ.
- THE GREAT ASSEMBLY
David was a man who lived a personal worship lifestyle but he looked forward to a special congregational worship involving all the saints of God. He said,
“I will give thee thanks in The Great Congregation: I will praise thee among much people.” (Ps. 35:18).
“There is time for every purpose…” (Eccl. 3:1).
There is a time for personal worship, family worship, worship at the local church and worship at national level. TJD is the time for worship in the Great Assembly of the Church worldwide - - Body of Christ.
We are instructed never to forsake the assembly of one another as some do. (Heb. 10:25).
At the TJD hour we are privileged to function as part of the Body of Christ in worship.
- WORSHIP ANYWHERE
Christians will not necessarily be gathered in a particular place for them to be taken up to heaven when the trumpet sounds. It will happen in a moment and they will be taken from wherever they are.
“Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.” (Matt. 24:40-41).
In His discussion with the Samaritan woman,
Jesus saith unto her; “Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.” (John 4:21).
Worship is no longer happening in a fixed geographical location and so Jesus emphasized it again as the scripture says,
“For where (anywhere) two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”(Matt. 18:20).
We are called for worship from everywhere. (Isa. 42:10-12).
At the TJD hour, praise will rise from the ends of the earth, just everywhere on earth at the same time.
- BLOOD OF JESUS
When the blood of Jesus was shed on the cross, the walls of division between the Jews and Gentiles collapsed.
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.” (Eph. 2:14).
He sacrificed his life not only to save us but to unite us as one. The value he places on our unity is seen by the sacrifice he gave.
The Holy Spirit spoke through Caiaphas the high priest that Jesus would shed His blood to gather together in one all the children of God scattered worldwide. (John 11:50-52).
At the TJD hour, Jesus will look at us with joy knowing that our unity was the real reason He shared His blood on the cross.
- BLESSING THE NATIONS
Abraham was called by God to father and bless nations. God also promised that through his offsprings (those of us in Christ) the nations of the world will be blessed. God said: “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed…” (Gen. 22:18). God now calls us to declare His wonders to the nations of the world.
- “Declare His glory among the people, His wonders among the nations.” (Ps. 96:3).
- “And in that day you will say: praise the Lord, call upon His name; declare His deeds among the peoples, make mention that His name is exalted.” (Isa. 12:4).
When we declare the wonders of God to the nations, they will have the knowledge of the glory of our God and receive Jesus into their lives. This is how we bless the nations because they now become heirs of Abraham through Christ.
On the day of Pentecost, as they declared the wonders of God, Jews from all the nations of the world were present, (Acts 2:5), and they received the gospel.
At the TJD hour, the nations of the world will have the knowledge of the glory of our God and receive Jesus.
- DISCERNING THE BODY
The efficacy of the Holy Communion is directly linked to our understanding; that we all partake from one loaf- one body i.e. the Body of Christ.
“For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.”(1 Cor. 11:29-30).
Anyone who takes the communion at home or in his or her Church but looks down or cannot relate with a Christian from another denomination the way he or she relates with members of his or her local assembly has insulted Jesus’ body.
“When we bless the cup at the Lord’s table, aren’t we sharing in the blood of Christ? And when we break the bread, aren’t we sharing in the Body of Christ? And though we are many, we all eat from one loaf of bread, showing that we are one body”. (1 Cor. 10:16-17).
All who partake of the TJD hour honour the Body of Christ as one. It makes the communion to have its proper meaning and effect in their lives.
- FRESH BREATH
The body parts of Adam were together before God gave it breath. (Gen. 2:7).
The dry bones in the valley came together before God gave them breath. (Ezek. 37:7-10).
The disciples were together in a room when Jesus breathed on them. (John 20:22).
At the TJD hour, when all parts of the Body of Christ come together with one purpose, fresh breath from God will be released upon the Church.
- FRESH FIRE
When Elijah wanted God’s fire to come down on his sacrifice, he first brought together twelve stones, representing the twelve tribes of Israel and built an altar in the name of the Lord with the stones. (1 Kings 18:31-32). He called on the name of the Lord and fire of the Lord came down.
We all shout to bring down the fire of the Lord but it’s not coming down because He waits for our unity unto Him.
Before diverse tongues, as of fire, sat upon the disciples, they were together in fellowship.
At the TJD hour, our unity will attract fresh fire upon the Church.
- FRESH OIL
Our connectivity attracts God’s presence. Jesus was set above his companions because He was anointed with oil of joy. (Heb. 1:9). The oil upon Jesus’ head must flow through our connectivity to all parts of his body. This oil will waste if the Body is divided.