OMC Summit Recap
What was the OMC Summit?
79 men and women, from counties in the OMC met on Saturday January 3, around the subject: “Navigating the Coming Storm”. Hosted by the OMC Advisory Council, the six hour meeting looked at the history of the OMC being called out as a City of Refuge. We learned that all across the world God is establishing “cities of refuge". Sometimes that means a single home; sometimes a group of people; we even learned of a country that is being set aside in this manner. Our attention then was drawn to the question: Is there a storm coming, for which refuge areas will be needed?
Through video and testimony from both international & national spokesmen, we heard that there is a storm coming and the Ecclesia (Church) around the world is being called to prepare. Ephesians 3:9-11 is clear the Ecclesia (Church) is to be God’s vessel in this time to give leadership that brings Jesus Christ great honor. However, the vast majority of the Ecclesia is unaware of the coming storm and is caught in an inward focus upon herself.
The purpose of this day was not to give specific instructions as to what each person or congregation should do, but learning how to make our “ Appeal to Heaven" (Heb 12:25). Intimacy with God individually; building Prayer Altars that push the darkness out of our territory with united worship and Church alignment are all necessary first steps. The most important thing we can do to prepare is to “hear” from the Lord for ourselves, congregations and region.
Further, we listened to testimonies from the OMC of how Christians are serving in various areas of society that shape the minds of people and form our culture. Areas such as Education; Family; Arts and Entertainment; Media; Government and Business. It was so exciting to see and hear how Christians are penetrating and indeed beginning to become leaders in these areas. If the OMC is to be like a “City of Refuge”, it will be imperative that Godly people be found in places of leadership in these six areas, in the coming days.
This summit was simply the initial sounding of the trumpet to the OMC and in the coming months we will be seeking how best to both alert and train the body for the Storm that is Coming. There are a number of views on what it is or will look like, but all agree it is severe. The following two videos among others were shown:
Posted on Tuesday, 13 January 2015.
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