Those fifteen days to slow the spread dragged out a lot longer than we were told they would, didn’t they?
Moments of transition are a great opportunity to take stock of ourselves, both at a personal level and at an organizational level.
What is true of people and businesses is also true of the church.
With pandemic panic shifting to our rear-view mirror (except for a few jumpy holdouts still unable to move on from that fear) it’s important to think about what lessons were learned from the government crackdown and how information was massaged to make the public maximally compliant to government-compelled solutions.
If governments have shown themselves so very reluctant to return the natural rights and freedoms to the public, it’s only a matter of time before they find some pretext to do it again.
We will have to have some questions settled in our minds before that happens. Chief among them will be the one Joshua raised in his final address to the Jewish people: “Choose you this day whom you will serve…”
Will the church join with Joshua in saying they will serve the Lord? Or will we sacrifice our integrity for safety, nod our heads in obedience with the coward’s hope as we proclaim ‘Caesar is Lord?’
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While you’re at it, here’s his latest book:
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.