DELIVERED AND HEALED
BY JUAN MUZQUIZ national leader of The Foursquare Church in Mexico
“The Lord said to Satan, ‘The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?’” (Zech. 3:2, NIV)
For more than 28 years, I have served Jesus as a pastor. I’ve had the opportunity to reach those who have found themselves trapped in the world of substance abuse and gangs. Through ministry, I have witnessed the healing and restoration of more than 10,000 men and their families. Seeing their complete restoration has been life-giving to my family and me. Among the stories that significantly impacted me is that of my friend and accountant, Julio Morfin. Julio went from being a financially stable professional to a homeless, lonely drug addict on the streets, searching for food and collecting cans to continue his addiction. After five years of hell, God used someone to remind Julio to seek help. Seventeen years ago, God led Julio to the rehabilitation center where I was serving, and he began a journey toward spiritual healing. Today, Julio is an ordained pastor with a restored family. He is the leader of the rehabilitation center where he encountered the Savior and was made whole. And he also serves as the legal representative for The Foursquare Church in Mexico. Thank God for His mighty healing! “The Lord said to Satan, ‘The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?’” (Zech. 3:2, NIV)
PRAYER + REFLECTION
1. Pray for the restoration of those struggling with addiction. Lift up the many who want to leave that world but do not know how.
2. Pray for family members of those struggling, who many times are unsure how to help.
3. Ask the Lord to make us vessels of Jesus’s restoration.
PEOPLE-FOCUSED IN THE COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD
WE STRIVE TO BE A CHURCH THAT VALUES AND LOVES EACH PERSON THE WAY GOD INTENDS.
“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
PRAYER + REFLECTION
Ask God if your life is people-focused within the community and the world?
In 2019, how can you keep your life people-focused within the community and the world?
In 2019, how can you partner with theBridge to remain people-focused and be a light within our community and to the world?