1 Corinthians 4- Kingdom of God

Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness? 1 Corinthians 4:18-21

As I’m currently writing this, there is a revival going on, which is being known as the “Asbury Revival. Now whether this is a true revival, only time will tell, and what is the definition of a revival, well that’s up to debate and interpretation. But what we do know, is this movement that’s happening in Kentucky , has inspired more movements throughout America and the world

Now if you’re a Christian, this sounds like good news, right? However some Christians are considering this bad news, as they don’t like how the revival is being performed or they also don’t like the way it originated. Many Christians have developed preconceived ideas how God should perform his will on the Church

This is very similar to what Paul experienced here with the Church of Corinth, Paul says (and I will paraphrase) Some of you are mad or become arrogant, whether or not I would come to you, however it’s God’s will , whether I come to you or not, and not your will.

The Church was angry at how Paul was doing things, but Paul was telling them, it’s up to God how he wants things done and not up to you! This is exactly the same problem with the Church today, many Christians are rebuking the revival, because it’s not how they want it done. However this revival, and any revival, is not up to us how God fulfills his will. The Holy Spirit doesn’t need your permission or your instructions to perform his job!

The Apostle Paul also says “The Kingdom of God is not in word, but of power” Boom. mic drop moment there for Paul. Most of the Christians who are always complaining about things, are the same ones that usually do nothing for the Church. They are all talk, and no walk! Paul says the Kingdom of God is about the power of the Holy Spirit, it’s not about your idle words

Maybe we are unsure what is going on in Asbury, Kentucky, maybe we are even unaware what’s going on in our local Church, what we do know is Jesus Christ is the head of the Church. The Lord is in complete control, and the gates of Hell will never prevail against us, Amen!

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