A TREE NEEDS TO BE PLANTED
On Tuesday 21st October 2014, God spoke clearly to Benjamin about Tree of Life Dagenham and said that "A Tree needs to be planted". The Lord was talking about finding a permanent home for the Tree of Life Church. A place to call our own! A place for the Tree to be planted.
Psalm 1.3 says that a man who loves God's law shall be "shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." That Scripture sums up the place we are going to move to.
We are going to find a place where we are planted, a place where fruit will be brought forth - the fruit of changed lives, changed by the wondrous message of grace. The fruit of righteous spirits, renewed minds and healed bodies. The fruit of happy marriages with healthy children.
A place where leaves do not wither - where we are evergreen, full of life in season and out of season because our lives are not built on our works or ability, but on His complete work at Calvary. Our faith is not built on feelings but on God's Word and that never changes.
Finally, it's a place of prosperity. A place where there is abundance to share, a place to feed the hungry, help the homeless, and help those in need. A place where abundance is released as people learn to operate in the principles of the kingdom of God.
So we are believing for a building which we will call Rivers of Water. God spoke to Benjamin and told him to start believing for one million pounds for this building. That thought alone has stretched his imagination a great deal! But we can do it together in Christ and in His grace!
In the next few weeks a new savings account will be opened purely for this building. Watch this space to find out further information as we prepare and plan for our place of rest, our place of planting.