The world has spun out of whack; freewheeling haphazardly off course as it approaches a disastrous end. But thank God—the Church is praying; she heard a clarion call from Heaven and is responding accordingly. She has seen enough over the past few months to know there is an urgent cry resonating over the land. The Lord is calling on the Church (the body of Christ) to show the world—Who He is:
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last (Revelation 22:13).
. . . besides me there is no God (Isaiah 44:6b). Thou shalt have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3). I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images (Isaiah 42:8).
Who’s in control?
The world brazenly rejects God; the consequences thereof are becoming more vividly apparent like in the days in the Old Testament—when God’s judgment came upon the people. Man’s arrogance is staggering as he erroneously thinks he can turn his back on God and fix what only El Shaddai can. But in defiance, he refuses to confess Jesus Christ is Lord. Nonetheless, periodically—El Elyon will remind him—Who’s in control.
The reason why we haven’t been consumed in the midst of all this rebellion against the Spirit, is because God is faithful. As the Church adheres to her responsibilities in 2 Chronicles 7:14, the Spirit will continue to pour out His love and mercy.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turned from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Since all this worldwide unrest, I’ve noticed the Church doing the following acts of faith:
- Prayers are evolving from: Lord change “this and that” to—search my heart; show me my errors.
- The Internet is showing people around the world kneeling and praying in the streets.
- Groups are organizing fasting and prayer chains.
- More sermons are being preached on the Church’s role during these heart-wrenching times.
- Faith and wisdom are drowning out man’s foolishness.
- More time is spent developing an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit.
- Believers are searching for effective ways to witness to the lost.
- Current events are being viewed from a biblical perspective.
These are a few acts of faith I’ve observed in my corner of the world. These humble deeds signal a global revival is taking place. This probably won’t be the last time that the world spins out of whack; but we should be ever so grateful the Church, empowered by God, is doing her part.
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.