Devotional 7: Monday, September 7
COMING OUT OF CHAOS IN HIS LIGHT
The earth was total chaos, darkness covered the abyss, and the Spirit of God moved on the surface of the waters. Genesis 1:2
We see that, in the beginning, the earth was a chaos, it was in darkness, and it was empty. Today the world seems to be in the same condition that the earth was at the beginning. We can see extreme confusion and disorder, riots and vandalism, anarchy and rebellion, and the governments of the nations have unpredictable behaviore. But just as the Spirit moved in the beginning, it is moving today on the face of humanity waiting for the eternal word of God to be spoken through the church!
The purpose of fasting, praying, and interceding is to be able to approach God'sheart to hear what He is speaking; this is achieved in intimacy, and thenit will be known in broad light.
Don't be silent; it is time to declare what God tells us in intimacy.
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
We, the church, have the answer to the world. God has allowed a global pandemic to cause a lockdown. But we know that God provides all things for the good of those who love Him, those who have been called according to their purpose, Romans 8:28. So let us use this time to enter God's secret place, to know his heart and learn to hear his voice. Thus we will speak only what He says, as the verse above says in Matthew 10:27, and not what the world in chaos is saying. When we live in God's secret place, our hearts become one with His, this leads us to enter into an agreement with God and his Holy Spirit. If the Church does not enter into an agreement with God, nothing will happen. The Prophet Amos swrote: Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amos3:3
The Church needs to walk together and the power of the Holy Spirit today more than ever! The Holy Spirit is not like a pond in us, but it is like a powerful river, ready to flow! It is time to proclaim the word of God filled with the power of the Spirit of God via zoom or facetime. Seeking God's presence empowers us to speak a message that transforms a world into chaos.
Let's use this time of lockdown wisely, it's no longer a quarantine, look for the things above, the eternal things. Do not seek the earthly, which is only temporal and causes death. Let us look at what God says in his word: But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. Jeremiah 23:22
We, the Church, filled with the Spirit, have the great privilegeoflust in the midst of chaos to enlighten the heart of God through the proclamation of a powerful Gospel that transforms, taking away chaos, darkness, and filling all emptiness in the world.
Published on Monday, September 7, 2020 @ 4:09 AM CDT