The ENTIRE football team from NC A & T visited my church yesterday. I was completely unaware of their attendance until the coach was thanked for choosing to worship at Mt. Zion and asked them to please stand for acknowledgement. Imagine my surprise when DIRECTLY behind me for at least four or five long rows back the whole football team silently stood in unity. My spirit leaped as I looked behind me and swept a glance across all of those tall, hulking players. (Man, they were enormous!) I promise you that in the spirit I didn't see a football team at all. I saw twelve legions of angels looming over and providing for me (Matthew 26:53); a great cloud of witnesses watching out for me. In that instance I was immensely humbled for I "saw" God's confirmation that He is Jehovah- Shammah. Moments later I warmly embraced several of the players during the meet and greet. With evident strength they embraced me back and it was if I were briefly visiting with archangels. Returning to my seat, I felt sure the Spirit whispered to me, "I've got your back." If you took the time to read this, that whisper is also for your life today. No matter what you may be going through even in this very moment... GOD'S GOT YOUR BACK. Period.
This morning I dreamed that we were having CHURCH! There were people of various ethnicities on one accord worshipping together. I looked around and thought "Wow, now THAT'S beautiful!" I believe that so much separatism on Sunday mornings and in week night revivals grieves the heart of God and many will be in for an incredible awakening when they get to heaven. It only makes sense to get pre-conditioned now and actually... it has been commanded.
It's a shame that the races can fellowship everywhere together BUT church on a regular. People blend together at restaurants, movies, sport event/gyms, and pack out shopping centers without a second thought, but worship is another whole situation. We say we're sisters and brothers IN Christ, but are we really? Selah.
Study Nugget: (I John 4: 20-21)