“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed” Luke 4:18, ESV.
These are not the days to be a believer that just goes to church. People are hurting and going through the deepest of situations. And with all that is happening around us, we have the answer. They need you and I to be the church. The same presence of God and power you experience at your church, the same love you experience at your church, is the same power and love that you carry everywhere you go. It is because Christ lives in you and you are the church. The kingdom of God is in you.
Don’t just go to church. Be the church. Be an extension of Jesus Christ. Be His hands and reach out. Be His feet and go. Be His heart and listen to someone’s situation to help deliver them. You’ve been given authority over the devil. You are equipped with His Holy Spirit and you are anointed just like Jesus. People may not come to your church, but nothing says you can’t take the church to them.
Let His love, power, wisdom and authority flow through you. Offer pray to someone, offer to meet someone’s need, share the wisdom of God, love them like the Lord would, and set others free! You are the church!
Prayer: Father, thank You for making me the church. I see the church isn’t the four walls, but it is us Your people. Show me more how I can be the church wherever I am and love others. Christ lives in me. The kingdom is in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Luke 9:2, Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; 8:5-6, 12