God wants to be where the people are.
This is where He wants us to step into with Him
God is not limited by anything nor are we when He anoints us with new skills to fulfil what He is doing on the mission field.
Our creative God is exploding into the place where people are gathering which is as digital people.
This is where in this present era people are Speaking and are getting saved.
This is where He is and this is where He is equipping us to minister at the moment, out there in the world in the tech and media that our culture today is part of and happiest in.
We as church goers may want to retreat into the default mode of church gathering that we feel safest in and we may feel very critical of what we do not understand but I believe we are being called to advance with the Holy Spirit and just trust as children.
At present our essential service is not gathering.
Our essential service is empowering people towards their focus and faith.
Jesus is always central.
Within the cultural on line and social media.
That is the platform that they are gathering in their crowds in.
That is where we see Jesus ministering in their midst.
Digital church we know will never be more important than face to face but it is a stepping stone, not a stumbling block, towards ultimately gathering more into the body and face to face again.
Where there will then be an explosion of the gospel and the kingdom.
Jesus went to where the people were.
He stood next to the gates of Hades and said on this rock I will build my church.
He didn’t stand in the confines of a synagogue to declare this.
It doesn’t matter how dark a place may look or be perceived as we have authority over that and to be the bright light for all to see there.
On line may have its issues but it equally is a massive platform to be shared. It will not take over ultimately but it will be a valuable tool for the expansion and the advancement of the kingdom.
God’s desire is for us to be the forerunners.
To advance not retreat to old safety zones. To be brave and confident that He will equip.
The church become a new breed with God given knowledge to lead, not be playing catch up, because it has come from God’s creativity and innovation.
‘My Kingdom ways are not yours‘
His moves frequently come out of nowhere that we would have foreseen but simply are so much better than we could have orchestrated because His timing and His people are always perfectly matched.
We may hear something and think it to be in the realm of the impossible.
He just pulls it and speaks it into being.
What is marvellous alongside this miracle is that He needs us.
No one is disposable or an optional extra in His kingdom.
We all have our purpose and calling specific to who we are at this very moment in time.
We may be called to hang up our old mantles and put on a new to match our new calling and purpose.
Every one has their part to amass others to Christ.
We are all to be constantly updating and serving in roles of leadership as we bring people to Christ.
God’s will into being.
Be 360* beacons lighting the way to safety from the mindset where we have become stuck in.
Towards the One who liberates action and freedom again.
God is creating Christianity life style in all places not just within churches.
The illustration shows the reaching out and the breaking out of the body of the church. Carrying the gospel out from the confines of those going into the buildings to everyone and the world. The spectrum of the Holy Spirit visible outside for all to see and know.
Three scriptures that come to mind:
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.”Isaiah 9:2 ESV
“You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.”Isaiah 9:3 ESV
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”Isaiah 9:6 ESV
The song is Spirit Breakout. Worship Central https://youtu.be/GLR_1NFvFv4