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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Micah: A Powerful Church in Weakness

"I will make lame people a remnant," [Micah 4.7]. God's plan is to make His remnant lame. Wow! In an era when brute power is worshiped--power enshrined in wealth and possessions--that's the time when God gathers His remnant, and they are all a picture of weakness. "A nation driven away." Outcasts. No one in the world can understand this power. God's glorious church is a powerful church in weakness.

No one today wants to look weak. That's why even Christian churches build impressive buildings and buy properties left and right. They all showoff their material capacity. Because they don't want to appear weak. 

That's why in these last days, many will be left behind by God's present move. Jesus once asked: "Will I find faith on the earth when I come back?" Because when Jesus comes back, everyone will be busy amassing worldly properties and achievements, presenting them as proofs of their "strong faith."

But God's remnant in the last days will look like losers. The rejected nation will become a strong one [4.7], and God will rule over them on Mount Zion--on God's spiritual mountain, the chief of mountains in the last days. True strength only comes when a church is on God's chief mountain where He rules over it. 

A powerful church in weakness is not weak due to sin or disobedience. "Weakness" here is being weak in the eyes of the world that measures everything by money and possessions. God's power is made perfect in weakness, as the remnant is made up of the lame, crippled in worldly standards but champions in the Spirit.

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