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|Corona Virus: The Sleeping Church by xpanciated: 6:08pm On Mar 23|
THE CHURCH IS SLEEPING…
The church has been sleeping…
This includes me, myself and I…
Corona virus is out and all I see among most Christians is fear, unbelief, doubt and confusion…
How come, the rapid spread of Corona Virus is waking some of us up to start taking our walk with God seriously?
As a church, are we not supposed to be proactive? Why are we mostly reactive to issues?
Then, of what use is the precious gift of the Holy Spirit given to us by God?
Of what use is the power of God at work in us? What use is the Rhema we claim to have?
Were we not born for a time as this? Why do we scamper for safety together with the world that ought to run to us to guide them on how to be safe?
Is this not the issue of identity crisis?
I bless God for the continuous spiritual investments of prayers and intercessions by genuine believers, evangelists, prophets, apostles, pastors and our fathers of faith….
In the situations before us….What would Jesus have done in times like this?
What would the apostles do in moments like this?
What would have happened if it were during the times of God’s generals like the Azusa street revival?
Is the God of those times different from the God of today?
Where have we lost or missed it?
Instead of us to bring the world to a standstill by spreading CHRIST HOLY VIRUS, we are grounded by the world system….were we not meant to invade cosmos?
Finally…in this ship we are in….
It’s about to sink coz of the storm of corona virus…
But THE CHURCH IS STILL SLEEPING inside this ship just the way Jesus did…and the world has been waking us up to save them from this pandemic storm…
But…until we decide to WAKE UP with ONE VOICE and ONE BODY as a church to calm this storm and many more to come….we may be at the mercy and dictates of what the COVID-19 chooses to impose on us…that WILL NOT be our portion in Jesus Name.
Emmanuel ‘Xpanciated’ Benjamin
|Re: Corona Virus: The Sleeping Church by Samunique(m): 7:16pm On Mar 23|
Thanks op for this beautiful write up.
However, in a situation like this, we need to actually know what God is saying. The church is not responsible for this pandemic problem but the world itself.
And the world itself is not ready to ask for the help of the church, rather, it has chosen to mock and castigate the church and her children for what she knows nothing about. In fact, it's looking like the whole thing was plotted from the pit of hell to ridicule the church.
Before now, science and religion has been on each other's neck, with the formal being used as a manipulative tool against the religion and the existence of God by the power that be, even though the religion in some aspects is also scientific.
What a perfect time such as this for the world to make mockery of what they have always wanted to, even though they are dying.
Now, go round the nairaland and other social media platforms, u will be amazed at what people are vomiting against the church as if she is the one responsible for this scourge.
Then what do you want the church to in this situation?
Is the world ready to humble itself before God?
Even the Bible says, "Jesus could not perform much miracle in His home town bcs of their unbelieve".
I can assure you that millons of believers are praying over this case , you and I inclusive, but then, the will of God must also be done.
The question is , what's the mind of God?
What's He saying in this situation, this is the area I will agree with you that the church needs to wake up, bcs the Bible says, there's always a reason and purpose for anything that happens under the sun.
|Re: Corona Virus: The Sleeping Church by Eviana(f): 7:59pm On Mar 23|
First off, very interesting OP @ xpanciated.
I agree with most of what you wrote.
Very well written.
Just scrolling down the Religion section looking at the titles here on Nairaland, makes me sorrowfully pity Nigerians.
When I think I've seen it all, something new pops up beyond my imagination.
I agree with you though that the enemy and his minions have been waiting for the chance to fully blame the religion of Christianity...note that I said Christianity....for what's occurring.
Ephesians 6:12-18 (KJV)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints
I have to remind myself of the above quote when I come to Nairaland, because sometimes I actually envision little demons typing away invisibly and giggling with a high-pitched screeching voice saying,
" I got em' now..heeheehee!"
However, it's human beings fully demonically possessed sitting at their computers, devices or typing ferociously and rapidly on their phones like starving wolves.
They have allowed the enemy access, turned their ears away from truth and have been blinded. They now are completely taken over used by satan sadly.
Only a very few will eventually repent and surrender.
2 Peter 3:3-9 (KJV)
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
I haven't experienced folks here in the U.S. blaming the church. Of course Nigeria would mock and blame the church because there is a blatant war specifically against Christianity there.
I read about it daily right here on Nairaland.
Which I find so interesting because, if "religion" is to blame and Islam is the predominate religion over there then....blame would have to go....um...hmmm.....oh nevermind before I get censored or threatened.
However, prophecy tells us that the whole world will persecute those who stand for Christ Jesus...so I'm sure there are little pockets here and there in the U.S. who also like Nairaland/some Nigerians want to blame the church.
I so love the Lord and His Word because He tells us what will happen.
We may not know the exact time and date, but we should always be sober and vigilante.
You said it correctly though by stressing that God is trying to say something.?
|Re: Corona Virus: The Sleeping Church by xpanciated: 5:43am On Mar 25|
Samunique:Thanks so much sir....I perfectly understand what you said and you're on point....the mind of God in times like this is crucial!
|Re: Corona Virus: The Sleeping Church by xpanciated: 5:46am On Mar 25|
Eviana:Wow! I sincerly do appreciate ur take on this and ur indepthness on the issue....I'm seriously learning! Tanks a bunch!
|Re: Corona Virus: The Sleeping Church by Samunique(m): 8:30am On Mar 25|
Eviana:Christianity has suffered alot in Nigeria from the internal and external enemies, through severe persecutions, killings, destruction of christian properties, most especially in the north, and also, political manipulations to choke the church growth. But inspite of all these, the church has always come out strong.
However, the most deadly war, which the church is not taking seriously in Nigeria now, that may consume the church very soon, is the e-war, online sponsored lies and propagandas by the enemies of the church, 80% of which is coming from the camp of the other religion.
Ever since that particular religion was exposed for its lies and terror inclinations as a result of many deadly terror attacks being carried out on daily basis here in Nigeria and all over the world, their camp here in Nigeria has drawn up evil plans to destroy the church using online lies and propagandas through some machinations and paid agents, to dig out videos, so many other things to desecrate and discredit christian faith.
If you notice, our top men of God in Nigeria are being attacked and ridiculed daily all over the cyberspace in Nigeria.
Why ? Bcs that's the agenda! "since they call us terrorists let us call them thieves". and destroy them through our tongues!!!
But my biggest worries are these,
So many of the so called Nigerian christians are ignorant of this thereby falling for the scam, while many are even helping the enemies ignorantly to achieve their goal by dancing to their tunes,not knowing that the music is from the camp of the enemy.
Lastly, u said Islam is the predominant religion in Nigeria?
That's the biggest lie they tried to sell to us!!!
I repeat, it's the biggest lie of the millennium!!!
I will send you a link later, by a nairaland brother, it may be of help to you for some research on your own.
Meanwhile, shout-out to the op !!!
|Re: Corona Virus: The Sleeping Church by xpanciated: 6:31pm On Mar 26|
I'm so grateful for ur contributions...Thanks a milla! I agree with what you posted...
|Re: Corona Virus: The Sleeping Church by Eviana(f): 3:37am On Mar 27|
Samunique:Yes, I've seen so much here in this section.
I had to change my thoughts about how to approach the chaos/disorder.
Just know that I am praying deeply for you guys.
Nairaland has given me so much more insight into & understanding in a few areas...finally...after 3 years (minus a several months absence) and a few months.
I see so much here to lift up to the Lord daily that it almost gets overwhelming at times.
However, I am determined to daily lift up the nation...in every aspect.
God has told Christians to endure to the end.
Don't give up.
A crown and eternity are waiting for the faithful.
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