We began claiming God’s promise to King David in 2 Sam.7:10-11, “And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies. “‘The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you” (NIV)
Aware of this word from the Lord, huge trials came our way that seem to shake our hope that God would grant us our prayer of a new place of worship. Yet, God’s faithfulness is displayed through the men and women who stood on their faith and raised their hands in prayer.
Putting our trust in the Lord, He gave us this promise:
15 “Although you have been forsaken and hated,
with no one traveling through,
I will make you the everlasting pride
and the joy of all generations.
16 You will drink the milk of nations
and be nursed at royal breasts.
Then you will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior,
your Redeemer, and the Mighty One of Jacob.
17 Instead of bronze I will bring you gold,
and silver in place of iron.
Instead of wood I will bring you bronze,
and iron in place of stones.
I will make peace your governor
and righteousness your ruler.
18 No longer will violence be heard in your land,
nor ruin or destruction within your borders,
but you will call your walls Salvation
and your gates Praise.
-Isaiah 60:15-18 (NIV)
The very heart of JIL Oakville is to lift up the name of Jesus alone. It’s been a prayer of JIL Oakville to have our own place since 2010.
God is faithful to His promises now he’s given us a place where we can worship Him in spirit and in truth. In this place he settled his people with peace and joy.
God is great in all His ways!