“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” 1 John 4:4 (NLT)
So much of the church has allowed religion to suck its very life out of it. If you, your church, your doctrine, your religion has put God in a box, He will ultimately bust out. In fact, He is about to do just that. How dare us to limit God in any way! Christianity is all about the supernatural, from Jesus’ birth through His life, death, resurrection and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit! The church is supernatural. It was always meant to be supernatural. Yet religion has always been attempting to put out the Spirit’s fire (1 Thessalonians 5:19)!
But that is about to change! God’s glory will be seen in His church, manifesting His glory to the world! The knowledge of the glory of the Lord will cover our city, nation and the world (Habakkuk 2:14).
People who are willing to die for what they believe are unreasonable and unstoppable by religion, the world or the devil. The Church is waking up from its religious slumber. The church is waking up to its identity and destiny in Christ!
Cry out to God to reveal to you hidden ways that religion has sucked life out of you. Tell Him that you’re willing to live for Him, even die for Him and that you will obey Him no matter what! Invite Him to be all He says He is in you. Invite Him to release His supernatural in you! Pray for your pastor to break out of all influence of crusty, powerless religion and to allow God to do whatever he wants in your church. Pray that churches across Athens would wake up and become His supernatural body in our city and beyond.