Suffering but still with hope is what church models.
Suffering but with despair is what the world models.
Where the world has gone wrong will be redeemed.
The church will set the standard.
Satan’s warfare will be knocked back.
There will be no more hiding away and isolation.
There will be healing and coming together modelled and learnt from Christ’s body.
There will be a redeeming of forgiveness. Not just vertically between us and God but horizontally between one another.
The art of repetitive forgiveness will authentically witness to the vulnerable.
It necessitates great honesty and vulnerability to not lie and hide behind the mask of all is well.
The world picks up quickly on pretence and fake and learns nothing good from it if it mirrors it.
It will be admitting truthfully our vulnerability, struggles, frailties, needs that will make us strong.
Will stand us apart and expose our worth.
Bring about compassion one for another and the truth in our oneness.
Jesus never shamed and condemned. He gently loved and beckoned to embrace us and move on to greater things.
Jesus has already laid the foundations:
To repent and acknowledge wrong doing.
To believe and have faith.
To impart by laying on of hands.
Satan has so polluted touch in the world.
Made touch an uncomfortable action for some to feel need to withdraw from.
Jesus taught Holy kisses, embraces and touches.
Touch has a biblical basis, it is a gift from God.
We inherit it from God and He desires us to take it out of the enemies hands.
Redeem it for the world, model it from the church in its purity.
Love, healing, holding, supporting restoring are the model to rebuild.
“Now may the Lord move your hearts into a greater understanding of God’s pure love for you and into Christ’s steadfast endurance.”
We have necessarily experienced the going to church but feeling isolated scenario.
Not one of us senses it to be God’s way.
Not one of us would advocate it for heaven and eternity!
Even past any negative experiences our past might have held for us.
Don’t be tempted to withdraw and think ‘not me’ Raise the hand and say ‘me too’ In Jesus Name.
Jesus’ heart is inclusive.
Touch needs to be learned from the church.
Our challenge to remain strong, steadfast and courageous.
We need to reciprocate being propped up and sustained and propping up and sustaining.
We need to grab onto each other as much as we do Christ.
The illustration shows the hug, embrace, closeness of the Holy touch illuminated in the spectrum Light.
Two scriptures that come to mind:
“Now is the time for us to progress beyond the basic message of Christ and advance into perfection. The foundation has already been laid for us to build upon: turning away from our dead works to embrace faith in God, teaching about different baptisms, impartation by the laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. So with God’s enablement we will move on to deeper truths.”Hebrews 6:1-3 TPT
“Finally, dear brothers and sisters, pray for us that the Lord’s message will continue to spread rapidly and its glory be recognized everywhere, just as it was with you. And pray that God will rescue us from wicked and evil people, for not everyone believes the message. But the Lord Yahweh is always faithful to place you on a firm foundation and guard you from the Evil One. We have complete confidence in the Lord concerning you and we are sure that you are doing and will continue to do what we have told you. Now may the Lord move your hearts into a greater understanding of God’s pure love for you and into Christ’s steadfast endurance.”2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 TPT
The song Little Things with Great Love The Porters Gate