“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
– Romans 8:28 & 31
I believe this was God’s word last Sunday when we were worshiping in awe of His majestic presence.
That morning, during my quiet time, God showed me a clear picture of His greatness as the King of kings. The focal point of this greatness is found in the book of Psalm when David declared that the Lord is King, so let the nations tremble (Psalm 99).
I was overwhelmed with the truth that we are not slaves or even servants of the King, rather, we are sons and daughters of the living Father — ergo we must live as princes and princesses with a royal bloodline. As one, we live in pursuit of a single vision and that is to live a life worthy to be called as children of the glorious King.
As how my leader would say it, “We are no better than our last quiet time.”
When we (PM Music Team) were preparing for the afternoon service, I was uneasy. I believe God was moving inside of me like an all consuming fire. It was more than just jitters. It was the Holy Spirit.
When one of my leaders entered the courts, I immediately rushed towards him and asked him if I could borrow his Bible. And without any doubts in mind, he cheerfully lent it to me and there was this overflowing fervor waiting to burst like a triggered volcano that will flare up at any moment.
I was led to Romans 8.
Before the PM service began, I was declaring with my mouth that “You (God) are our healer!” Despite the attack and wiles of the enemy, I turned on my aggressive mode, ready to trample the strongholds of fear, doubts, and sickness.
As we were worshiping, I was praying that there will be complete freedom in the place for if the Son sets us free, we are free indeed! This has been my constant prayer whenever I am in the front leading people into God’s presence:
“Lord, I pray that as we worship, You will bring healing, deliverance, prophesy and conviction of sin. That as we experience these, there will be a tremendous change. A change of mindset. A change of heart. And a change of lifestyle… that will all be in sync with God’s heartbeat.”
When we sang “Our God” by Chris Tomlin, I believe God was doing something in the hearts of the church. Strongholds crushed. Chains loosed. Yokes broken.
If all things work together for good of those who love God who have been called according to His purpose, how should we respond? “If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Nothing can ever hold God’s love back from us, only if we allow it.
So, right now, cancel and rebuke any spirit of doubt and fear because it is not from God. We have been called for a much greater purpose, a higher call that requires a higher price. Let’s continue to fight this negativity because it is a battle — a constant battle.
But the catch is that He already won the battle for us. What is needed to be done is to claim that victory, then press on!!!
That at the end of the day, we will say — as Paul said — “I have fought a good fight!”
(Posted: October 11, 2011)