IT'S IMPORTANT to understand God's plan for the last days. If not, it can be easy to become anxious about world events. The unrest we see around us, for instance, is nothing more than what is written in Scripture about the end times. The enemy knows that his time is short, and he's unleased every demon in hell to destroy the Church.
Now more than ever, the Church needs to step out of its comfort zone and be the glorious Church. It's time for the Body of Christ to hook up with the Head of the Church—our Lord Jesus—and demonstrate His power to the world. The Apostle Paul recognized this. He said to the Corinthians that he didn't come with eloquent words but in demonstration and power (1 Cor. 2:1).
Unfortunately, it seems as though the Church today has become weak and is just marking time. We have many orators who don't have the power of God.
Jesus wants us to be like He is. Ephesians 5:27 says that He wants to present the Church to Himself as "a glorious church." The New International Version translates this as "a radiant church." The Good News Translation says a church "in all of its beauty."
We are called to display the beauty of Christ's handiwork.Kenneth W. Hagin
We are called to display the beauty of Christ's handiwork. It doesn't matter if you're a preacher behind the pulpit or a preacher on your job. God will do mighty things through you. Wherever we go, we should be ministers of the power of God. People should see the glory of God in us.
Whether we're in a restaurant, on an elevator, or at a sporting event, we should always look for opportunities to demonstrate God's power. It can be as simple as asking the waiter or the person sitting next to us, if we can pray for them. Let's allow the love of Christ that's been deposited in us to take control. Instead, believers have allowed the enemy to control them, and they don't reach out to others.
When we, as the Church, get a revelation of who we really are in Christ, we will be unstoppable. We need to see ourselves as appointed by the Holy Spirit to do a glorious work. Jesus—the Head—said that we would do greater works (John 14:12). The Head is one. The body is many. There should be many wonderful works being demonstrated through every believer.
Jesus is not coming back for a weak Church. He's not coming back for a Church that is stumbling around trying to figure out who it is. We know who we are. We are the righteousness of God in Christ! We have the power of God! We carry the presence of God! We are the Shekinah glory. We are the glory cloud going somewhere to spill all over somebody! That's who we are, the glorious church!
Kenneth W. Hagin
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