Lord of Heaven.
We sit and feast on your Word this morning. The Word that doesn’t change. The Word that speaks to every situation. The Word that speaks when our words fail. When our hearts breaks for what break yours. We just wish it would all go away. All this craziness. All this stuff. All this madness.
All these mandates - that are NOT the law. All these people just giving into the spirit of fear. All these people just bending down and cowering. All these people just giving away their freedom. All these churches shutting their doors to the saved and the lost alike. Our hearts would break within us.
Why? Why O Lord? When we have a President fighting day and night for our freedoms! He even fights for the church! Yes! President Trump is fighting for the church. It’s amazing! Thank you for this President. What a gift you have given us as Americans and as the church.
This President he fights for us! He fights for the church and the church wimps out. What is up with that? He has even asked where is the church. How heartbreaking! Oh! How our hearts grieve within us.
The vast majority of the church just sits down and waits for the “approval” to open. Or waits for the “approval” to act like the church, look like the church and be the church! When suicide, addiction and abuse are at all time highs and more than covid. And yet the doors are shut and out comes the laptop to Skype or Zoom.
O Lord. Pull the cotton out of the ears of the church to heed the voice of the Lord and not the voice of man. We can hear you speaking to the church today!
Then the Lord sent this message through the prophet Haggai: “Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins?
This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you! You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes!
Now go up into the hills, bring down timber, and rebuild my house! Then I will take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord.
O Merciful Lord. You and your Word. This is our only hope! Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, gave the people this message from the Lord: “I am with you, says the Lord!”
He is with us! What more do we need. We have the promise of the Lord that he will not leave or forsake the church. Thank you Lord for your promises.
Come! Come O Lord and spark the enthusiasm of the church. America needs the church. The nations need the church. Right now! Not next year or when the government says so. Right now!
Rise up! O mighty church of the living God. Rise up and take your rightful place. Stand up straight. Stand up tall. Stand up fearless! Only the church can push back the gates of hell. Only the church can cry out and pull down these strongholds that seek to destroy our freedom in America and our freedom as the church. Only the church!
But now the Lord says: BE STRONG, Zerubbabel. BE STRONG, Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. BE STRONG, all you people still left in the land. And now get to work, for I am with you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
Oh yes! The Lord is with the church. The Lord is with America. The Lord is with the President and this upcoming election. We face the enemy head on. We rise up and take a stand! We will not be afraid!
In Jesus mighty name. We call forth the church to wake up! So says the Word of the Lord.
So be it!