Pulling Movements to Moments
As we journey through this pilgrimage here on earth, we are faced with a continual procession of "moments" that mark our lives, our church culture, and our society as a whole. At no time in history have these "moments" come with such intensity and future implications now. Today, as every individual on the earth faces this polarizing and paralyzing pandemic, it is a "moment" in time we all wish would disappear. People are stressed, stretched, and confused.
Throw in a tumultuous election, that will forever shape the history of our nation, and we have a "moment" that will mark all of us forever. A valuable biblical truth we must all keep in mind, is that we must put "movement" to these "moments". The prevailing thought is shutdown, separate, and push the pause button. The Kingdom of God does not have a pause button. The marching orders are clear; go, push, prevail, and conquer.
It is an exhilarating time to be serving the Kingdom of God. I am seeing "movement" like never before. The mall in Washington, DC has been saturated in worship and prayer unlike any time in it's history. Remnant churches are coming alive in a desire to see a sustaining revival culture that is a lifestyle, not a weekend meeting. Rhonda and I had the opportunity to attend one of these places three weeks ago. Fresh Start Church , in Peoria, Arizona, has been living in revival culture for five years. It was a "moment" that marked both of us.
We saw that it is possible to get people moving in these "moments". I sense this urgency in my spirit. It is a "moving moment", which is counter culture, but haven't Christians always been just that?
"Moments in time will become yesterdays statues if movement is not applied"
This came up in my spirit in a message two weeks ago and is a warning to the church. We must be involved in the "movement" this "moment" has offered us. the Bible is full of heroes of faith, who in difficult, life threatening moments, kept moving and heaven opened up!
The Apostle John, in Revelation 1:9-10, was a prisoner on an island. It was nothing more than a desolate rock, yet he kept moving. He moved over into the spirit and heaven opened up. Johnathan and his armor bearer moved towards the Philistine army, David moved towards Goliath, Esther moved against protocol, and on and on the theme is played out through history.
When, against all odds, God's people moved in the "moment", He responded in ways only God could do. Armies were routed, giants fell, King's bowed, and God's Kingdom triumphed. Always! I am reminded of one of the simple songs from days gone by;
"The move is on, my Lord, the move is on. I can hear the rustle of the mulberry trees and I know, I know, the move is on. Move on brother, move on sister, this is the moving day"
Don't get stuck in the "moment". It is a day of moving!
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Senior pastor at Grove Christian Center.