Why is the Church beginning to look just like the world?
Been a minute!
Yes, I did take a back seat a li’l bit. You can’t hear while talking at the same time or all the time. Sometimes all you need to do is simply shut it up, keep silence and observe. And in observation, you get fresh and in depth perspectives.
I have been meditating on the beauty and character of God: His goodness, mercy, love, faithfulness and well, I would write 3 full pages plus … how beautiful are you Oh Lord, and how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace and bring glad tidings of good things.
Well, anyone who has stuck with me long enough knows that I speak so passionately about Purpose (Identity) and Prayer. I however have two mystical areas that deeply fascinate me – Deliverance and the Supernatural. Beginning today, I embark on writings that focus on the Spiritual warfare bit. I’ll be unveiling snippets of this periodically, unleashing some of the secrets that I have learned along the path of life that are not immediately visible to bare eyes or bare ears, plus the secret lethal arsenals of all time that I have learnt of over my short stint in life that God has granted me breath, and of course tried them as well. I will also be giving illustrations of my life journey and some of the spiritual battles that I have faced and how I maneuvered around the battle field.
Truth be said, most people, actually most Christians are in captivity, are unhappy and the greatest deceiver who is the father of lies is on the prowl and rejoicing as well. Even in the Church, this great deceiver got guys real good.
Today is just warm up, so I won’t delve deep, much as this article may appear long.
Anything that manifests in the natural is already complete in the supernatural. Otherwise put, before anything manifests in the physical at all for you to see it, its enactment is already complete in the spiritual. Just guard this lesson as we move on. Sometimes it takes practical experiences for it to sink in better and deeper.
So, what has really driven me to do this? I remember one time recently on Instagram stumbling upon an observation by one highly anointed minister saying, “A lot of the problems in secular society are slowly showing up in churches,”. Never thought much about it then. And yet, in a span of only 2 months, I have seen 3 different ministers in different far-apart locations say, “the Church is beginning to look just like the world.” Does that bother you? If it doesn’t, it does bother me, real-time.
All I see is people struggling and unhappy, Christians looking powerless and defeated.
Well, if you choose to walk this journey with me, we’ll tackle issues: Deep repentance, Breaking foundational barriers, Church and secularism, Living a life of spiritual revelation, Gates altars and foundations, Spiritual weapons, Destiny, Taking dominion and Passion prayer just to name some as the Spirit reveals and guides us.
There are things I bet you 100% people will forever grapple to comprehend ‘cos they can only be learned thro’ revelation/ the Supernatural and thro’ one’s genuine hunger and thirst, not necessarily in Church, not even if you were to serve in Church ministry.
Today’s Church (community) has plenty of broken people. And if one broken person runs to find solace in another broken person, do you know the emerging result? Your guess is just as good as mine. So, two days ago, I posed this question to a sister, “Why do you think that the church is beginning to look just like the world?” Her answer wasn’t something I was prepared for. This is what she told me, “The mistake people do is that they run to the church for solace instead of running to Christ. Church (building) should not be a place people run to when they have problems. You can be in church your entire life and never ever have a real tangible relationship with Christ.”
Well, let’s get back on track. Do you feel like you are stagnating or that there’s no improvement in your life? Do you feel like God just placed you in the back burner and left? Are you almost giving up in life? This is gonna be a movement: of intercessory prayer, fast and take-back and if you wanna join this bandwagon, feel free.
We decree war at your doorstep king of lies!
Meanwhile, check out the following spirits at work in your life or family:
-Spirits of fear, anxiety, strife, depression, worry and despair.
-Spirits of stagnation, lack, poverty and slavery.
-Territorial, geographical and marine powers.
-Spirits of sickness, infirmity, disease and premature death.
-Counterfeit spirit. I must high-light this one. A counterfeit always has to be something that’s so soo sooo similar to the original that if you were to put it next to the original, it’d almost be impossible to draw a line of contrast between the two, unless you are that Christian living a holy, undefiled life and one of revelation at that.
-Also, be alert towards star-hunters, destiny stealers, destiny destroyers, destiny diverters and destiny delayers.
-Spirits of immorality, idolatry/ vanity and seducing spirits.
Start praying against the above.
Here lies some of the crucial questions:
-How do you discern different spirits – false from true ones at that?
-What really makes the Church look like the world?
-Is it possible to fight the wrong enemy?
I’m genuinely tired of seeing Christians looking defeated.
If you wanna join this bandwagon again, I’ll be letting you know in a bit the agenda and how you can plug in.
And you cannot be part of this if all you think of is yourself: me, myself and I. Sometimes standing in the gap is all it takes to obtain one’s breakthrough.
All it takes is getting down on our knees: pray instead of pointing a finger, pray instead of gossiping, pray instead of laughing and scorning, pray instead of judging, pray instead of being sarcastic. Pray!! Intercede!! What if your breakthrough that you have been trusting God for all these years is merely attached to praying over that neighbor’s situation that you are ranting, laughing and being all sarcastic about? What if it was revealed to you that your breakthrough is simply 3 minutes away from your obedience in interceding over that which completely doesn’t concern you or indirectly does? With what kind of passion would you pray and intercede? Pray even for your enemies. Bless and do not curse.
Today’s Church has been bedeviled with competition, hate and disintegration. One would think that in an era where tech and communication is at a level as never experienced before, there won’t be bridges, but bridges are now even wider and longer than before. Indeed the end times are here with us already as highlighted in Matthew 24:
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Look, the greatest commandment that to us has been given is love – to love God and to love our neighbors as we do ourselves, yet today as I silently pondered about this, I couldn’t help but see an underlying paradox especially as pertains him who is yet to find, understand and fully know himself/ herself. So, what about him who doesn’t love himself? What about him who doesn’t hold any value or a feeling of self-worth towards themselves? What of that person who wishes they were somebody else other than themselves? What of that person who has the audacity to boldly declare that ‘I don’t like myself and I don’t like my life.’ And what of that person who unknowingly and persistently is struggling to imitate others – a very deep sign of misplaced Identity. Question is, whom are they supposed to love their neighbor as? Therein lies one of the reasons secularism or Christlessness is slowly sneaking into Church.
Yet, even so, we are called into a place of standing in the gap. Never under-estimate the power of a prayer offered with love by a saint.
1 John 4:20 NIV “Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.”
Well, as I silently sat and deeply thought about the whole issue of the Church slowly appearing like the world and of issues such as deliverance, I stumbled upon a truth and a revelation that: ‘We will never wholly actualize our full potential, purpose and Identity if we’re under bondage. Until we experience full-blown deliverance and liberation, we are living in deceit of ourselves even if we claim salvation.’
-Souls can be added to the Kingdom and be effectively discipled,
-People and Christians at that can genuinely and fully be delivered from bondage,
-The Church won’t reflect secularism in it,
-After equipment with salvation, deliverance and proper discipleship, people can walk the talk and pass it on to generations coming,
-After genuine deliverance and getting blessed, we’ll earnestly, diligently, intentionally and with fear and trembling allow God to work through our characters as we work on our salvation,
-People can intentionally re-learn one of the toughest lessons that we always think we’ve understood – love,
-There won’t be any more sense of defeat and purposelessness among Christians.
-There won’t be competition in Church.
-True Justice will be upheld.
-Lastly, and which is the most powerful, Love and Revival will come and overpower the Church. Genuine love and Revival!
So, my team and I embark on intercession. This movement will be functioning on 3 major pillars; 2 which will be unveiled in due time. We begin with intercessory prayers and will precisely be praying for different nations and the Church as we feel led.
All our teachings as we learn, disciple, preach, blog and listen will be Biblical and Revelation supported.
And, how will we go about it? – Agenda 1
-We will first work on ourselves: deep sanctification and self-identification as we move along the way. There’s this saying of late that has been doing the rounds that, ‘the greatest project that one can ever work on is themselves.’ From a certain angle, it makes perfect sense for we cannot give what we don’t have. And we cannot have what we haven’t diligently worked for.
-So, we’ll equally be activating our spiritual swords for personal and family take back even as we clean up.
-We’ll hold each other accountable on reading the Word as well as on praying and actualizing this project.
-We’ll undertake the required assignment for the season. In this case 1, interceding for different nations as led and fundamentally for the Bride.
So who qualifies to participate?
Anybody: any nationality, any gender, literally anyone, as long as you are born again. If deeply interested and you haven’t received Christ as your Savior as yet and is willing to do so, don’t worry, we will walk you through the process. So, kindly plug in.
Meanwhile, refer to the 3 articles: The Violent Taketh it by Force, Praying with Knowledge, and Passion Prayer that are on myblog page and that I have posted before on this blog website, for they’ll give an insight on what to expect.
And how does one get plugged-in?
If genuinely interested to be part of this, please send me a message on Fb messenger – Iryn Airyn, or DM me on Instagram – @iryn_airyn or send me an email using the contact sheet on this blog website indicating your name, email add and why you wanna plug in. Until 05th November 23:59 EAT/ 15:59 EST, we will be open to receiving interested candidates. 5 days to go!!
So, if you decide to participate in this, start right away with prayerfully covering yourself and entire family against the spirits of retaliation/ revenge as well as fiercely guarding yourself from the spirit of offense. Refer a friend to refer a friend to refer a friend.
It’s all about Restorative prayers and Sustainable Transformational knowledge on the Kingdom.
Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. King James Version (KJV)
In the next article on Spiritual Warfare part II, I will officially commence by tackling How to Pray and Deep Repentance.
“People generally fall into one of three groups: the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens. Every person is either a creator of fact or a creature of circumstance. He either puts color into his environment, or, like a chameleon, takes color from his environment.” – Dr. Myles Munroe
Plug in. See you there.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places.
King James Version (KJV)