As of today, the battle and opposition against the Church are on another level. The Bible says, “Persecution arises for the Word sake.” Read Mark 4:17. In other words, the Church will be antagonized for standing on and preaching the word of God, especially in instances where the Church is vocal and stands on the path of righteous judgment and acts. Think with me for a moment, has there ever been a faith as much-criticized and ridiculed as the Church?
Historically, the Church has always been under attack, and I will say the main target is not the Church in itself BUT, the Word of God! The Church as the institution ordained by God has a clear path to bring people into the loving and saving redemptive grace of God. The Bible says, “Satan immediately comes and takes away the Word which has been sown in them.” Read Mark 4:15 (AMP). Can you see the devil’s scheme? Think with me for a moment, have you wondered why Satan comes immediately? I believe this is something you should seek to find out why…
And if there was ever a time for the Church to be steadfast and immovable, it is now, and this is why I keep saying, “the Church is not an accommodation center.” Jesus said, “The world hates… Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.” Read John 7:7. Therefore, as a Church, we speak the truth. “Men loved their darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.” Read John 3:19. Consequently, the Church should not seek to accommodate worldly affection. The Church is not to seek cultural relevance and worldly philosophies. Instead, it should seek spiritual relevance with God because that is what will count and be long-lasting.
Watch this, when you purchase a property, you fit it out to suit your taste and desire; however, in the case of the Church, there is no fitting out to suit yours or mine. The Church is what it is, and we should not seek to change or transform it for our own selfish purposes, and if they exist, then we should get rid of it.
Heavenly Father, thank You. You are my rock and my shield. I love Your Church and I love God’s people. Thank You, for You have “Loved me with an everlasting love.”
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