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Yesterday I posted: ‘Is dit nu echt?’ ‘Is this real?’, it is about whether the Church should be open or closet in times of corona.
I know a lot off churches are struggling with this theme. Churches (building) is not only a Centre of worship God, but also a building to meet and connect. But is it really necessary to meet and connect in this building? Is it really the only place to worship God?
A couple of weeks ago there was a journalist who went to a church building in the Netherlands, because the people didn’t understand why all shops and malls where closet, but people could still attend church. He asked an older lady:
Why is it so important to go to church in the midst of a coronavirus?
Because God is there!
Is it really there, on Sunday morning, that God is in the building and not somewhere else?
In Revelation 3: 20 say’s:
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
I have this stupid idea that we, human beings see with or literal eyes. But should we?
When Jesus says in John 14: 2: My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? I just can’t see a building, a flat or a home. I see what Adam and Eve must have lived in, in the garden of Eden, as we read in Genesis chapter two of the Bible. I see an environment of beauty, of wholeness, of nature in his best. That’s how I see heaven must be like. With the streets of golden!
Church is something we do and we are together, So if He stands at the door and knocks, He is not standing at the church building and knocks, He is knocking at your own heart! He wants to meet you and you alone. No one else, just you! You are the ‘church building’, your heart the door He is knocking at and He wants to eat with you and you alone.
However Church is something we do and we are together, the Gospel of Jesus who is crucified is there only for you!
The Arc of Noah was built for salvation only!
When Jesus came to earth, Jesus came for your salvation only. It is the merci and grace of God the father that He send His only begotten Son to earth to rescue you and you alone from this world. When you die, you go alone! No one will there be waiting for you then Jesus alone!
As we look in the world today and we will set an example to the world as Christians, we should close the doors of the buildings. We shouldn’t close the doors of the Gospel, but only the building! There are many way’s to be church, instead of only going to church. So gather around with the max people you might invited to your homes at this moment of corona virus. In the Netherlands it is 2 a day. Two is more than nothing and the Bible say’s: where two or more are gathered in My name, I’m there!
Jesus is there where you open your heart and open the Bible with just 1 other person. Course He is attending you’re Sunday meeting, but at this time I have this crazy idea that Jesus isn’t going to the building, but is going to you and you alone, to your house to be save(d)!
May the Lord of all bless your heart, stay close to Him in whatever you do and get saved!
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