After teaching at the 2017 New Year Bible School, Pastor Nick Cassidy closed his time with us on Friday evening. His message was about how there is more for the Christian beyond salvation. He used as his text the account of Elisha following Elijah from Gilgal the Jordan river, where Elijah is taken up into heaven. On the way, they stop at various locations, with Elijah encouraging Elisha to wait there. Elisha doesn’t, and follows on, eventually receiving a greater power from God. Nick showed us that each of location has a significant meaning in the life of a Christian. We go from Gilgal, where God removes our reproach, eventually onto Jordan where we receive a greater power to do God’s work.
He made the point that in Christ there is no condemnation, therefore we can stay at a lower level of experience. However, God desires that we move on to greater heights and depths in our walk with Him, being filled with greater power for the days ahead.