Apr 5, 2020
On this Triumphal Entry day, a message for church leaders, and those sensitive to the problems inside church today. We need to build it back up like Nehemiah. Most of the text will come from the book of Nehemiah.
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Matthew 21:4 tells us: 'This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, 'Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.' *The prophecy is cited from Zechariah 9:9 and Isaiah 62:11.
Jesus had become somewhat of a celebrity among people who had heard of the miraculous raising of Lazarus from the dead, and they wanted to see Him and treat Him like a king. But Jesus wasn’t arriving to be their king on account of Lazarus; the story of Lazarus would have had the religious leaders in even more of an uproar and determined to put an end to His life, which He knew . . . Jesus’ glory would be greater than that of a local king."
In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship. God said, "you want to worship athletes ..... I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians ....... I will shut down Civic Centers. You want to worship actors ...... I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money ...... I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don't want to go to church and worship Me ....... I will make it where you can't go to church".
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
Maybe we don't need a vaccine. Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters. Jesus.
It's time for the Nation to turn their heart's back to Jesus and pray 🙏 - read your Bible.