COVER OUR SCHOOLS
IT'S TIME TO RESTORE OUR COMMUNITIES
THE STATE OF OUR SOCIETY.
What makes a society function? Family, Marriage, Education, Government, and Church are the five pillars, also known as social institutions, on which society functions. Unfortunately, our communities and country are in the state they are in because of the attack on these institutions. To see a change in this world, we must restore these institutions.
THE CHURCH MUST DO ITS PART IF PEOPLE WANT TO SEE CHANGE.
The word church is referred to in two ways. First, according to biblical principles, the Church is a reference to the body of Christ, the believers, the ekklesia, the "called out ones" who assemble. Secondly, the church references the local church, the building where believers gather.
The purpose of the Church (the body of Christ) is to manifest the characteristics of Jesus Christ on the earth. Ephesians 3: 10 -11 (NLT), "10 God's purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord." So what are some characteristics of Christ that the Church should display? Jesus is love (1 John 4:8), omnipotent (Isaiah 9:6), Jesus is life (John 1:4), and He is truth and grace (John 1:14). The Church must manifest love (John 13:35), the power of God (Ephesians 3:20), His life (Colossians 3:4), uphold His truth (1 Timothy 3:15), and manifest His grace (Ephesians 2:7)
The Church is to follow God's plan and patterns set in the New Testament by submitting to God's Spirit and obeying His will. When the Church, the Body of Christ, and local assembly of believers, fulfill their assignment, God will be glorified throughout the earth. It is also the Church's responsibility to combat the powers that oppose the Kingdom of God.
Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV) "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."The devil is no match for the Church. But how does the Church combat the attacks of their enemy? They do this through activating and using their spiritual weapons, one of which is prayer. Ephesians 6: 18 (NKJV) "18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints."
THE POWER OF PRAYER.
Through prayer, people will experience God's divine glory and power on earth. James 5:16 "Confess your trespasses to one another and pray for one another, that you may be heald. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."
Through prayer, believers can communicate with God (Jeremiah 29:12), learn about His will and fulfill His purpose and mandate (Jeremiah 33:3), and triumph against the enemy (Ephesians 6:18). Many times believers pray for themselves, family members, and friends for direction, clarity, healing, or breakthroughs.
It's time that the Church intentionally prays for their communities and use their line of communication to God to call on His power for protection, clarity, and provision for all individuals connected to their neighboring schools.
ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL TOOLS THAT BELIEVERS HAVE ACCESS TO IS PRAYER.