[John 10:10 NKJV] “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Friends, this is an appeal to the body of Christ. We have seen the work of the thief, who comes to steal, kill and destroy. Most of us are in locations where there is a partial/complete lockdown and as the body of Christ we aren’t even able to come together as one, let alone do the good works that God created us to do [Ephesians 2:10].
Think of a human body completely dismembered with each part torn away from each other. How can such a body function. This is exactly our situation today with the Corona Virus placing us all in isolation and we can no longer gather together as one. We can no longer function as a body. This is certainly not what God wants and I would like to make this appeal to you that whilst you are isolated and unable to gather together, there is one thing we can do. Let us in unison gather our voices together and cast out the thief who does not belong in our midst. I would like to suggest that we set up a time that is most convenient for us and our friends/relatives/fellow church members and though we cannot gather together in one place, but we can let our voices be heard in unison and cast out the thief out of our midst.
Those who are near to my location (Pune, India), I desire that we take a few minutes daily at 4 pm (IST) and use our voices collectively wherever we are and speak/pray/sing so that we let the enemy know exactly who we are (yes, the body of Christ). If you feel you do not know what to speak/sing/pray, ask the Lord to guide you and be led by His Spirit, (do not let your words be vain repetitions – [Matthew 6:7]) all you would need to do is just lend your voice and do not just think out your prayer/song/words. For the Lord created the universe by His spoken word and not just by His thoughts.
We are made in the image and likeness of God and we ought to let our voices come out of our mouths and see this thing happen. We can release life and destroy the works of the enemy through our words [Proverbs 18:21 & 1 John 3:18]. We may be alone isolated in our respective homes but in Spirit we can come together as one body and can release the power of God through our voices. So, let us come together in Spirit at 4 pm IST (or a time convenient for you and your family/friends) daily and let us destroy the work of the thief.
[2 Chronicles 5:13-14 NKJV] Indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever”, that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.