Church: It’s About Our Heart Condition – Part One
So I was at one of our church’s revival meetings the other night. We are praying for revival not only for our local church but for the region and the nation. As we were worshiping God in unity, the Holy Spirit began moving and people began to have visions, impressions and words from the Lord by His Holy Spirit. There is something about coming together in unity that is so powerful and God honors it.
Acts 2 says, when the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place…All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (emphasis mine)
Psalm 133 – How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!… For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
The Lord says in Matthew 18:19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. Jesus says in Matthew 8:20, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (emphasis mine)
So as we all came together in unity, praying, touching, agreeing in the name of Jesus, crying out for more of Him, for revival, the Holy Spirit began to move and lead us in worship, and in how to pray.
The main thing that we have been getting not just confirmed last night, but for quite awhile now is that God is wanting to do a deep HEART work in the body of Christ. He wants us to be open to Him and allow Him to come in and remove any junk, issues, to heal us, to help us to forgive and get over things. Why?
So we that we will fulfill the commandment Jesus gave to us in John 13:34-35 Jesus says, A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (emphasis mine)
The Lord also said that we need to learn how to work as a team in unity by the Holy Spirit and this cannot happen without His love for one another. Love is Key. We cannot keep refusing to deal with our issues as the Church (inward) and insist on just going (outward) to the world because these commands are meant to go hand in hand not one over the other.
Even the enemy can do signs and wonders, but how will they know it’s the Lord? His Love. What will attract them? His Love. What will make them stay and come get rooted? His Love. And how will they know that it is God’s love, not what the world has to offer? According to Jesus “…all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
What do you think?
Does this resonate with you? What has God been showing you and your church? Please share in the comments below.
To read part two go here.