This week God brought to mind a promise from Paul:
“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” - Romans 3:3-5
Well, I don’t know about you, but I think we have a lot of opportunity to glory in our tribulations. It seems like this year has been nothing but judgement after judgement, tribulation after tribulation. The judgements may seem senseless, but they mean that God is saying, “Where are my people?”
God is talking directly to the Church through these tribulations in an effort to get us to build His house. I don’t think God is sending the Church to a dismal destiny; I believe He is waking us up to see there has never been a better time to build His house. And it is the building of this house that will be the catalyst for the reversal of America’s trajectory.
The moment we find ourselves in is not unlike when Cyrus was put in a position of power, and God used Haggai to awaken the Church to their purpose -- to build God’s house in the nation by combining the prophetic, the Church, and the government. God used the prophetic voice of Haggai and a decimated economy to turn His people back to Him. And His people did turn back! They repented, they prayed, and they built God’s house in their nation. For more on this, you can watch one of my latest videos.
In the same way, God is giving His Church a moment to turn to Him and build His house in the nation. It is by glorying in our tribulations that we will persevere in a way that strengthens our character, which will result in great hope. Through this process, we will build a house of the nation filled with love that speaks the truth, and controversially engages with the error of the nation.
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