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The Church is Triumphant!
The Church Triumphant!
In this unprecedented moment as the world struggles to overcome a global pandemic, it has become critical for believers everywhere to pray not only for the survival but also the well-being of our churches. Although we acknowledge the uncertainty of what future days will bring, the experience of the past two years has reaffirmed that the church is not the building but the community of born again, blood washed believers according to:
I Corinthians 3:16 “Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?”
This verse reveals that if the church is to rise triumphantly, the process begins within each of us as we seize this moment to strengthen our personal commitment to seeking God’s plan and purpose through intentional prayer, fasting and meditation on the Word.
Lent is a season of forty days that represent the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his earthly ministry. Lent is also a time for repentance, prayer, fasting and joyful anticipation of Resurrection Sunday.
As “faith-believing” people we boldly proclaim James 5:16: “the effectual and fervent prayer of the righteous avail much.” I invite you to dedicate this season of forty days to fasting and praying that God will renew our faith, reveal His vision for our church, empower our ministries, strengthen our leadership, revitalize our praise and release a spirit of revival. Amen!
Pastor Clyde Ruffin