“Come, Let Us” by Dr.J.

Genesis 11:1-7 (NIV) The Tower of Babel “Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar[b] and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly. They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.’ But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

It is imperative that we are all on one accord in the body of Christ. Each person must die to him/herself and humble yourself before God. We all speak the same language (the Word of God). When we are on one accord, speaking the same common language; when we operate as ONE body of Christ, there is nothing that we can’t accomplish together. Unity within the body of Christ will cause God and His angels to begin to move on our behalf.

The nations in Genesis 11 said to each other, “Come, let us…” Can you imagine the body of Christ saying, “Come let us pray for marriages and adulterous spouses to be delivered. Come let us pray for our finances and declare and decree that our resources will be released this season. Come let us pray for our ministries, careers, and professions so that God can elevate and promote us in our due season.” Come let US. Everything that the people in Genesis 11 decided to work on together – although it wasn’t a good task – they would have accomplished building that tower to heaven because they were unified in their efforts with one language. Because of their unity, God came down to see what they were doing. I declare and decree that God is going to come down to see what we’re doing during this season. He will see that we are unified for a Godly spiritual cause and He is going to be in the midst of our fasting, praying, ministering, and touching and agreeing. Dr.J.

“Church, It’s Time for a Wrinkle and Spot Check” by Dr.J.

I don’t think we need to wait for Jesus to come back to assess, spot check, and judge the church. In education we call it “progress monitoring.” Where are our status check ups as a church? It can’t be in counting fruit because fruit can be deceiving, subjective, or just plain bad. Yes, Jesus will look at us as individuals because the people make up the church. But I can’t help but think that because in Revelation, Jesus addressed seven specific churches and each one of them had issues that He will look at individual churches. What if we used their judgment (or warning, assessment, feedback) as a basis for our own church-evaluation?
1) Have we forsaken our first love? Provide evidence that we haven’t.
2) Will we be prepared to suffer the tests and trials that the devil is about to forge against us? Provide evidence that the church has been prepared.
3) Do we need to repent? Provide supporting evidence that we don’t.
4) Is there a Jezebel spirit (male or female) in the church? Administer a false prophet/prophetess survey and provide supporting evidence that the spirit has been cast out.
5) Is the church “awake” according to the Spirit’s standards? Do not use the knowledge and status of the man and woman of God in position and not the knowledge of the people; not based on works; not based on membership; and not the reputation of the church. God is looking for something else. What is it and do you have it?
6) Have we kept His Word and endured patiently as a church? Provide artifacts and evidence you have. And my, my, my. I think this is where churches had better focus its strategic plans….
7) Are you lukewarm in your faith? Do you take a blatant stand on sin? Are you allowing even the appearance of sin in the church? Music worldly? Dances worldly? Worship questionable or sacred? Defiling temples with worldly rituals? False doctrine?

Let’s do a wrinkle and spot check. Let’s have courageous conversations. Let’s not skirt around the issues of sin. Let kill the spirit of offense and wake up! It’s time church. He is judging us first (see 1 Peter 4:17). Monitor your progress using the Spirit of God and not your ego…Dr.J.