Thank you all for joining us in celebrating and honoring Pastors Ron and Dorothy Gibson on Sunday as we celebrated both their birthdays and their 51st Anniversary! ... See MoreSee Less
Love to both of you, Ron and Dorothy. Y’all and Ginny walked me through one very difficult phase of my life and taught me so much just living your lives in front of me. Thank you and congratulations.
Happy late birthday and anniversary! Praying this year will the best one yet!
Happy Birthday! Love my little “non-judgmental” country church. 😍‼️🙏
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary
My favorite couple ❤️❤️
I will be coming back from Daytona! Hate to miss this event!
If you’re believing for an “on earth as it is in Heaven”, you’ll be encouraged by this exciting article written and shared by our friend, Charlene Hughes. Her article comes from her blog which she has compiled into a book, Simple Keys to a Deeper Life in God. Her books are available on Amazon.This article was written in 2017, which would have been the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. In the last couple of years, there have been many prophetic voices speaking of the reformation that is coming to the Church, and has already begun.
I believe we are now on the verge of a greater reformation, and transformation, than any of us have ever seen or even imagined before. God has been, and is continuing to shake everything that can be shaken, and the Church must come into alignment with His eternal purposes - He will have His way!
God’s Process in Reformation
“See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:10)
A word the Lord has been speaking to me over the past few months is reformation. I kept hearing this in my spirit before I read that October 31st, this year, will be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. To reform, in its most basic sense, means to form again. This brings to mind God’s words to His chosen people, Israel, as given through Jeremiah, the prophet. “’Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you My message.’ So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of the LORD came to me. He said, ‘Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?’ declares the LORD. ‘Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in My hand, Israel.’” (Jeremiah 18:2-6)
Our God is in the reformation business. The point of His reforms is to restore that which is fallen to its original state. However, He goes above and beyond even that, promising the latter state will be more glorious than the former. (See Job 42:12; Haggai 2:9; Isaiah 65:17; Ezekiel 36:11, etc.) The new heavens and earth will be far more glorious than the Garden of Eden. The last Adam, Christ, was far above the first one. The New Testament far exceeded the Old, in terms of the revelation of God. He restores, reforms, and remakes, not because the first was a mistake or incorrect, but because the first one had fulfilled its purpose. The first served His plan in its season, but the new season required something higher and greater.
God’s commission to His servant Jeremiah was to bring reformation to nations and kingdoms. His instructions give us much needed insight into the process required for such a God-sized task. The first step required four forms of destruction, to uproot, as in pulling something up by the roots; to pluck out and expel; to root out. To tear down, meaning, to be pulled or broken down, cast down, and to be broken. To destroy, meaning, to die, to perish, do away with, and to blot out. And to overthrow, which means, to throw down, to break through, to break down, to be destroyed.
After this process was complete, it was time to rebuild. This was a two-step process: first, to build, meaning to rebuild, establish, cause to continue, with the idea of permanence. And finally, to plant, such as in a garden; to fix, to establish and fasten. It is interesting and worth noting that the destruction took twice as long, and was twice as hard, as the rebuilding.
I believe this is what God is doing in our nation, and in the American Church. Events are rapidly taking place that many believe to be destructive, not realizing perhaps, this is just the beginning of the process of reformation. We still have a long way to go before the rebuilding can begin. In the meantime, we must keep our eyes fixed on the One who loves to make things better than they were to begin with. We must trust that He sees and knows all; nothing is hidden from Him. He always knows what is best. He knows exactly what He is doing.
We must pray for our leaders and continue to pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done in our nation, in the Church, and throughout this world, as it is in heaven. This is all a part of His plan, as He has said, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14) -- Simple Keys to a Deeper Life in God ... See MoreSee Less