DO NOT CLOSE DOWN THE CHURCH?Matthew 21.12.Jesus went straight to the Temple and threw out everyone who had set up shop, buying and selling. He kicked over the tables of loan sharks and the stalls of dove merchants.
Matthew 21.13.He quoted this text: My house was designated a house of prayer; You have made it a hangout for thieves.
Matthew 21.14.Now there was room for the blind and crippled to get in. They came to Jesus and he healed them. ( because of and as a result of Jesus' powerful, effectual, wholehearted, result producing, REGULAR praying in faith)
IF OUR CHURCHES ARE NOT HEALING THE SICK, CASTING OUT DEVILS, RAISING THE DEAD, SAVING SINNERS, DEMONSTRATING THE POWER OF GOD WITH SIGNS AND WONDERS AND AS A RESULT ATTRACTING MULTITUDES TO JESUS CHRIST AND INTO GOD'S KINGDOM, THEN WE MUST STOP PRETENDING AS IF ALL IS WELL. NO, ALL IS NOT WELL. WE'RE BEING INEFFECTIVE, MERELY RELIGIOUS AND REDUNDANT MINISTERS AND SAINTS OR CHRISTIANS. THE LOCKDOWN IS A BLESSING FROM GOD TO GET US BACK ON TRACK. CLOSE DOWN THE CHURCH AND GO AND SPEND DAYS, AND WEEKS IN YOUR CLOSET IN PRAYER AND GOD'S WORD AND NOTHING ELSE. UNTIL LIKE JESUS CHRIST WE RECEIVE A DEFINITE, SPECIFIC AND CURRENT MANDATE FROM GOD FOR OUR MINISTRIES. STOP FIGHTING THE GOVERNMENT. THAT'S NOT OUR PROBLEM AT ALL. BUT SIN, LUKEWARMNESS, NONCHALANCE, COMPLACENCY, HYPOCRISY, CARNALITY AND MERE RELIGION ARE OUR PROBLEMS. AND THE ONLY SOLUTION IS TO DO WHAT JESUS CHRIST DID. WITHDRAW INTO THE WILDERNESS OR OUR CLOSETS AND PRAY, PRAY AND PRAY UNTIL WE'RE ANOINTED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND POWER AND THEN RETURN TO PRODUCE RESULTS, RESULTS AND MORE RESULTS.
Psalm 46.10.Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Luke 5.16 .As often as possible Jesus withdrew to out--of-the-way places for prayer.
Luke 4.14.Then Jesus returned (from the wilderness after 40 days) to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit's power. Soon he became well known throughout the surrounding country.
Luke.4.15.He taught in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. (Because Jesus Christ was producing GREAT MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS AND RESULTS that can never be denied).
NO ONE WILL PERSECUTE OR CLOSE DOWN A CHURCH THAT'S PRODUCING RESULTS EXCEPT THOSE WHO ARE JEALOUS OF OUR RESULTS. MOST OF OUR CHURCHES ARE NOT PRODUCING RESULTS AT ALL. THE GOVERNMENT IS WORKING HARD TO PRODUCE THE RESULTS THEY KNOW HOW TO. LET'S LOCK OURSELVES IN OUR CLOSETS AND PRAY, AND PRAY AND PRAY AND PRAY UNTIL GOD ANOINTS US LIKE HE ANOINTED JESUS CHRIST, THE APOSTLES ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST. Hallelujah!