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September 25, 2015, 4:31 PM

It's Raining..It's Pouring...and the Church is snoring!


Matthew 16:17-19 (NKJV)

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed[a] in heaven.”

 

As it rains today, I think about a old song "It's raining, it's pouring..The old man is snoring.." A song I learned as a child and remember a saying by a pastor friend that I heard the other day, that the "devil is rocking the church to sleep". We are in a day in age where church people are not being the people that God has called us to be. Basically fallen asleep and the devil is at play.

In many cases, we are not even sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the people that we come into contact with on a daily basis. We don't worship from the heart, we neglect praying, and being in the house of the Lord. 

Jesus said "On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." The enemy is not working hitting the church, he is attacking the people of the church. As followers of Jesus Christ, Christians, we have seemingly lost our desire to worship, to be in the presence of God and share the gospel with a lost and dying world. It's time for the church to wake up, and be the church once again!

The enemy is working on the people of churches all across this nation, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever more... He has not gone anywhere, we have pulled away from Him, we have ignored Him, and let the enemy blind us the the priority of serving and worshiping Him. The enemy knows that he can hold back the works of a church through the people... Who are you truly being a "vessel" for? If you are not leaving room for God in your life to use you, then the enemy has the space to move freely.

We live in a time that we must put our feelings aside and focus on the works of the King! It's all about Him and not about us at all. The church is being blessed over and over and God has good things in store, Let GOD work through you to build the Kingdom of Heaven.

WE are the body of Christ let us unit to do HIS work!

Pastor Jonathan W. Pannell III

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