It's hard to believe that I am sending the FCF Family the final blog for 2013. This year has sped by so quickly.
Duska and I wish to thank all of you for the open door and favor you have shown us this year. It was a pleasure to minister in your Churches and to visit one on one with so many of you. Thank you for all the Christmas cards and kind words. We cherish the relationships we have with the FCF Family here and around the world.
2013 will always be remembered as one of the greatest years of ministry. I want to encourage all of you to make Jesus the center of your life, your Church and your teaching. The Pauline revelation can be summed up in two words 'In Christ'. In fourteen letters Paul uses that phrase one hundred and sixty four times. It would be interesting to know how often we tell our people that they are In Christ and living from the Center. The struggle is over. They have been accepted in Christ. They are the life of Christ to this world.
I truly believe that 2014 will be the beginning of the greatest manifestation of Jesus this world has ever seen. This will be accomplished by the Christ in us being manifested through us. Paul told the Philippians to be IN Christ means to have in us the mind of Christ, to think like Christ thinks, to have the ideals that Christ has, to throb with the desires that fill His heart, and to replace all of our natural actions to persons, events, and circumstances with the response of Jesus Christ. Paul reached the place that it was possible for him to say "I no longer live but Christ lives IN ME!"
In my personal life and ministry I have concluded every failure I have ever experienced was a failure to love because love never fails.
Walk in your inheritance and try to imagine what the manifestation of Christ to our world will look like when I write you the final blog of 2014.
-Pastor Bill Annis
President, FCF Canada