While are rushing to re-open the church doors we must be led by the Holy Spirit and not by our emotions.
I do salute the churches that are able to demonstrate the power of God and lift up the standard against the enemy that’s what we are supposed to do. In this hour the true church will stand up. God is setting a distinction in his body, He did say that in these last days there would be a shaking and this is only the beginning.
The true church is the church that can pray and fast and seek the presence of God. The true church does not need a church building and is not confine to a one church group. The real church is the church that can be in the prison at midnight praising God until chains fall off. The true church is the church that can be in prison but angels unlock the prison doors and set them free.
The true church endured trials and tribulations and emerges victorious. The real church is hard pressed on every side but is not perplexed. The real church has a fire in its heart that can never go out whether in the belly of a whale or in the bottom of pit.
This is the hour when that true church is about to stand up but watch out because there will be much persecution for the stage has been set for it. We like to think that religious persecution is in a far away country but the stage has been set right here in America. We must discern the times and walk in wisdom, know how to navigate unchartered territory with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Yes it is a good and pleasant thing for us to gather corporately but not to the detriment of others. When the Bible says in Hebrews 10:35 do not forsake the assembling of ourselves together it didn’t mean that we must assemble in a church building, the assembly could be in a home, it could be anywhere and in any format.
It is widely believed that Paul wrote the book of Hebrews and he also wrote Romans 13:1 which says to submit to authority. While I am willing to submit to authority of the government for the good of everyone around me I will continue to be the church in my home and to my family and friends. The true church is not a building, the true church is a saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost filled body of believers and you can be the church anywhere you are.
God is doing deeper work in us through this quarantine. He is giving you the opportunity to save your household, many pastors are working deligently to saved the world but their children needs to hear the real word. Be like Joshua in this season and purpose in your heart that as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. This quarantine is a time for us to examine ourselves and our families. Pastors, leaders please take the time in this quarantine to talk to your children and find their hearts. Remember your first obligation is to them not to the world. Jesus told his disciples to preach to their homes first and then to the ends of the earth but we tend to do it the other way around. It’s time to put the horse back in front of the cart.
With that being said we must discern what God is doing in this season and be led by His Spirit.
In the Passover it was imperative that the Children of Israel obeyed God and stay Quarantined until the death angel passed.
When Moses was on mount Sinai it was imperative that he stayed in the cleft of the rock until the glory of God passed by.
When the disciples were in the upper room it was imperative that they waited until the Holy Spirit came.
When the Israelites were in the wilderness it was imperative that they waited for God’s direction.
So you see God is doing something and we cannot take matters into our own hands we must wait on God for divine instructions and move out accordingly.
Joshua told the Israelites, When you see the Ark of God follow it because that’s the only way you are going to know which way to go because you have literally never been this way before.
Now I know some Pastors are able to access the power of God and has received divine instructions from the Lord to re-opening the building and that’s great I do support that but if they didn’t hear nothing from God and they are just jumping on a rebellious, defiant bond wagon well… may the forces be with them…