Monday, April 4, 2016
COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION: THE TIME IS HERE, THE TIME IS NOW!!!
In Matthew 13 starting with verse 24 it reads, “Another parable put He forth unto them saying the Kingdom of Heaven is liken unto a man which sowed good seed in his field but while men slept his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the household came and said unto him, Sir did not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence hath it tares?”
I believe that every community has a redemptive value that God has put there. I don’t believe that the residents of our communities are haphazardly there. I don’t think that the residents of the major cities in America are haphazardly there. But I believe that God in His divine wisdom set a redemptive gift in every community. I’m not talking about a color thing, I talking about the gifts now, the redemptive gifts. We must find what the redemptive gifts of our targeted communities are and pray God’s Word accordingly. So in other words, God sowed good seed there, but the enemy, while men slept, while the church slept, came in and sowed tares. Now you got the riots, now you got the bloodshed, now you got no regard for human life. Now you got a lot of things going on because men slept. Now I am a member of the church so I’m not downing the church, but the church was asleep. The church did not know their authority. The church came into a building and said that was church. Then we went out of the building and got into our cars. We drove home not having to step outside, the garage being connected to our house, and walked up into our home and said we had church. The true church is what we are describing here, Ecclesia. It’s not a building. They are the called out ones, but what were they being called out to? They were being called out to govern; they were being called out to legislate. And that’s what we do.
Let’s pick up at Matt 13:27 again where it says, “So the servants of the household came and said unto him, Sir did not thou sow good seed in thy field?” (Did not thou sow good seed in our city, in our community? Did you not sow good seed?) “From whence did hath it tares? He said unto them, an enemy hath done this.
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Posted by Howard Glasper at 9:50 AM