I TOO HAVE A DREAM
By Dr. Bernard T. Fuller, Founding Pastor
New Song Bible Fellowship Church, Bowie, MD
I have a dream! It’s not like Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream or Barak Obama’s dream, which are great dreams, but it is our dream for New Song.
It is a dream rooted in Biblical prophecy, not in American traditions.
It is a dream based upon the words of Moses to Pharaoh and every other tyrant in the world that says, “Let God’s people go!”
It is a dream anchored in Ezekiel’s dream that one day dry bones will live again.
It is a dream based upon the words of Jesus Christ who said, “I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.”
It is a dream that one day all of God’s people will not just go to church, but will be the church.
It is a dream of God’s people being obedient to the Great Commander of the Great Commission, who has promised us Great Blessings.
It is a dream of a church that will “Magnify God and Make Disciples every day, everywhere, and with everyone.”
It is a dream of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with thousands of residents in our own Jerusalem and around the world.
It is a dream of welcoming hundreds or even thousands into the fellowship of our church family – and loving, learning, laughing, and living in harmony with one another.
It is a dream of a place where black men, and white men, brown men, and yellow men can all worship together, learn together, laugh together, and do life together, in harmony with God and one another.
It is a dream of a place where the hurting, the depressed, the frustrated, and the confused can find God’s love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance, and encouragement.
It is a dream of purchasing land to develop a campus where we can build a regional church headquarters for our International ministries, with beautiful, yet simple facilities… including a New Worship Center which will have classrooms for Bible studies and training youth and families, a Community Development Center for reaching out to the community as well as a Christian Bookstore and a School for training our youth and our leaders.
It is a dream of developing a Center for the Arts to help our people develop and express how we feel about God to the world.
It is a dream of a Counseling and Prayer Center as well as a Recreational Facility. All of which; will be designed to minister to the total person – spiritually, emotionally, physically, psychologically, and socially.
It is a dream of having a place where the old and young can learn from one another and the elderly will always feel loved.
It is a dream of helping people to become economically empowered and equipped with God’s wisdom to live life successfully in this world.
It is a dream of helping people to reach spiritual maturity as “God-fearing Messianic disciples” …through Bible studies, small groups, seminars, and retreats as well as one-on-one discipleship, mentoring, and coaching.
It is a dream of equipping every believer for a significant ministry by helping them discover the gifts, talents, and resources that God has given them.
It is a dream of sending out believers to be P.E.A.C.E Ambassadors and as short-term missionaries, doing missions projects on every continent.
It is a dream of training hundreds of career missionaries and church workers all around the world; and empowering every member for a personal life mission in the world.
It is a dream of starting new churches under our 2020 vision project.
It is a dream that will be W.O.R.D. driven and Spirit empowered; and anchored in L.I.F.E. principles.
It is a dream that one day we, along with myriads of others from around the world; people from every continent; pastors, and missionaries, presidents and dignitaries, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, rich and poor, disabled and disenfranchised, black and white, brown and yellow, African and European, Hispanic and Asian, Native American and New American will join the Heavenly mass choir around the throne of God and we will sing unto the LORD a New Song saying…
“For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood… Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation… “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!”… “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!” (Revelation 5:9-13) Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! … (Revelation 15:3) Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! (Revelation 19:6)
It is a dream of the Church of Jesus Christ united, mobilized, motivated, and marching to Zion with victory on its side.
This dream is a God-sized dream.
This is a dream that must be fulfilled by Faith…
This is a dream that must be inspired by Hope…
This is a dream that must be carried out in Love…
This is a dream with a deadline.
Will you give? Will you pray? Will you serve? Will you go? Will you be obedient to God as He leads you to help us fulfill it?
May God bless you and keep you and may Heaven smile upon you!