ALT CTRL DEL

Alt Ctrl Del!! CPU users suppress these 3 keys at the same time to terminate an application task or to reboot the operating system (have it shut down and restart itself). Well, in the climate we’re in I believe that’s exactly what God is doing! This 🦠 virus has adversely impacted hundreds of lives and viciously hit all 11 of our stock market sectors: Materials, Industrials, Financials, Energy, Consumer discretionary, Information technology, Communication services, Real estate, Health Care, Consumer Staples, Utilities and don’t forget small businesses, jobs, and churches. I don’t know what your thoughts are, but I believe God hit the celestial alt ctrl del command buttons because quite as it’s kept, life as we knew it a month ago will be forever changed! The Holy Spirit is turning off the regular, routine, and mundane!! He is setting off a reset in our spirits. This reset starts with the heart of repentance and humility. Let all who have ears to hear, let them hear! “Whoever has ears, let them hear.” (Matthew 11:15) The Lord is realigning our hearts and minds to the spirit of Truth! God will be stretching our faith during this pandemic crisis. In one way or another we will all be stretched and I’m not only referring to rationing common resources like toilet paper. We are going to be stretched to do things we’re not accustomed to doing. The Lord is making the Church uncomfortable so that she will truly be all that the Holy Spirit wants her to be for the new glory that is steadfastly approaching! As Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand,” (Matthew 12:13) I believe this is what the Lord is calling us to do today. Don’t miss this point of this passage of text. According to Jewish law this man was not supposed to be healed on the Sabbath but Jesus healed him anyway! Just before this man’s withered hand was restored in vv11-12 Jesus responded to the Pharisees who questioned Him regarding working on the sabbath; “If you had a sheep that fell into a well on the Sabbath, wouldn’t you work to pull it out? Of course you would. And how much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Yes, the law permits a person to do good on the Sabbath.” The Pharisees was too blind to see that Jesus was stretching their faith by re-calibrating the truth behind the meaning of the Sabbath’s day rest. Ok, look at it from this perspective; over time the weight of life causes us to be misaligned and inaccurate, so periodic resets or re-calibration are needed. You might be feeling like this is a season of loss, but it’s actually a season of gain. Don’t be blinded like the Pharisees! God is moving us back to our original position (who we were meant to be), a correct position (for more healing), and into a new setting (so that the life of God in us can be more easily seen). The Lord is resetting the apostolic and the prophetic to a divine tune-up; to be fully ready and prepared for what is to come.

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