The Covid crisis (especially the lockdown and the second wave) is going to force the church in a corner where it has no choice but to tap on heaven's supernatural resources. I hope I'm wrong, but some prophets say a second, deadlier wave is on the way. And if so, we're in for a really tough ride, I mean the church. [Picture by Suzanne D, Williams, Unsplash].
The thing is, we should get the message loud and clear now and not wait for a second wave to happen. God wants the church to get out of the Babylon system (worldly ways, man's efforts and denominationalism) and join Him in his supernatural move today, before the end comes. God's agenda is the total restoration of what he has given us before Jesus returns.
God has given the church awesome authority, powers, spiritual gifts and supernatural abilities that not even angels and devils have seen since the beginning of time. But church in its incredible stubbornness just trashed all that and preferred it's own ways and efforts instead, marveling more on Babylon's systems than God's supernatural provisions.
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Ephesians 3]God intends to display his other awesome powers yet unseen by "rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms." These are angels and devils. And he plans to use the church for this in the last days. Problem is, the church is not ready. It is NOT in any way spiritual and supernatural. It is earthly and fleshy, nothing more. And James said what is earthly "is devilish."
Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. [James 3]This has been the church's sin way back to the times of the church fathers--I mean the founders of church denominations. Nehemiah had the insight to repent from their sins and "the sins of our fathers" when they had gone after other gods and adopted pagan ways and systems. What's more, the church has long abandoned the prayer of Jesus in John 17 that all believers have complete unity and be as one--just as the Father and Son are one. Defying this for years and decades is a serious sin.
Church has been very busy going round and round, here and there, thinking that it is accomplishing a lot of things for God. It thinks that it has reached the nations with the Gospel with its mission works. But it's not the Gospel of the Kingdom they have preached but the gospel of their own empires--their denominations. So this time, God is putting a stop to all that waste.
God has incapacitated the church and isolated it from the world so it cannot do anything but sit and wait. Okay, it tries to keep on with its traditions and ways of worship and preach its own gospel, but God will stop even that--and the church better stop before a second wave is decreed. It should start re-seeking God and go back to God's original plan.
Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. [Revelation 2]What did church do at first? Go back to the Book of Acts and you'd see. Better yet, go back to what Jesus did. God wants the church to go back to that--to do what it did first when it was still genuinely in Christ. The Ephesus church--and all churches for that matter--is just a continuation of the church we see in Jesus' ministry and Acts.
So don't try to figure out what you, as a denomination or local church, did at first. God is not referring to that. He's referring to the church as one body. What he says to the seven churches in Revelation he is saying not just to those local churches but to the entire body of Christ--because God sees only that body--that one church--each time he talks about "church."
We have to go back to our original call, our original assignment--which is to continue what Jesus did, to pick up where he left off. In short--MANIFEST JESUS in our lives. This is why Jesus is in us 100 percent--so Jesus can manifest and continue his work in us and through us. But what we do is do our own dead works. There's no fellowship or harmony between Christ and Belial. This cannot happen anymore in these last days. So God is doing something to end the Babylon system in church.
Jesus' ministry is unique. Church does not look anything like it. Jesus healed the sick with just a word. Demons were cast out of the demon-possessed with just a word. Unruly creation was rebuked with just a word. Lazarus was resurrected from the dead with just 3 simple words--"Lazarus, come out!" A lot of times Jesus did not pray before doing ministry or a miracle and yet the Father answered him.
Today, church prays long, poetic and dramatic prayers with tears and emotions but often produces nothing. Even simple colds, cough and flu are not given instant remedies. What they call "miracles" today are the result of medical science and maintenance medicines. They cast out demons with the worship team and prayer warriors and so much hard efforts but often to no avail.
Jesus did it alone, with a word or a simple prayer. And it worked each time. He brought his disciples along for discipleship training, not prayer support. It's good to have prayer warriors supporting you, but not because you lack power and you need added power from them. It's a wrong concept. Christ in you is FULL SUPPORT, all the support you need. If you have Jesus in you, you have heaven's FULL BACKING.
Church should be like Jesus. This has been God's plan since the creation of the world. It's high time to move in full power and authority in Christ, to declare healing, miracles, and supernatural control of creation. It's time to walk on water and multiply bread and fish and produce money from fish's mouths. It's time to turn water to wine and resurrect the dead.
But we need to seek HIM and really desire his life and supernatural ministry--desire him more than our daily bread. God needs to see out hearts really coveting what he has prepared for us, not just half-hearted reactions or religious compliance. We need to desperately pursue this daily in our hearts--probably even shed sweat like blood as Jesus did in his agony in the garden.
We need to pursue after manifesting Jesus in our lives.
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