IDENTITY of NYC
• New York City, I agree with the Word of God that says, “Afflicted city, storm-battered, unpitied: I’m about to rebuild you with stones of turquoise, lay your foundations with sapphires, construct your towers with rubies, your gates with jewels, and all your walls with precious stones. All your children will have God for their teacher - What a mentor for your children! You’ll be built solid, grounded in righteousness, Far from any trouble — Nothing to fear! Far from terror — it won’t even come close!” (Isaiah 54:11-13 Message)
• NYC… Even when you have been faithless, God remains faithful to you, for God cannot deny Himself. (II Tim 2:13)
• For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who His children really are. I see a city of men and women whose identities are locked into what they were created for….sons and daughters of God. (Rom 8:19)
• I declare Psalms 91 (Message) over New York City
You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
under them you’re perfectly safe;
his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around,
drop like flies right and left,
no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God’s your refuge,
the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,
and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,
“I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
give you a long drink of salvation!
MY REALITY OF LIFE IN NYC
Whether I am here in NYC temporarily or permanently, I know there is a Heavenly strategy setting me up for such a time as this. I am not here for a job, but I am here for a Kingdom assignment. Though this city has been judged as dark, sinful, and a lost cause, I declare that New York is loved by God. This city is filled with the glory of God, and even the earth is groaning for the sons and daughters of God to be revealed in this place.