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  • Trefor Jones

Playing in the ruins

Just like children used to play and have adventures in the bombed ruins of the blitz during the 2nd World War, His children will play in the ruins of established church.

While those around them were focused on the destruction of homes and infrastructure, children would be reacclimatising to the changed landscape and finding joy, fun and adventure in playing in the ruins.

While some in this season will bemoan the loss of what has been, His remnant, those who like children in His kingdom, will trust entirely on Him, will enjoy a heart posture of peace and joy in the midst of apparent calamity.

God is not rejecting His people, He is just allowing man-made structures to be disassembled and disestablished.

He is not bringing ruin, He is bringing us into an awareness that we are already in ruin. If we tie ourselves to the very things He is knocking down, we are putting ourselves in harm’s way. If we choose to put our hope and trust in the structures around us, we are going to be brought to despair. If we choose to put our hope and trust in Jesus, and live in the reality of the Spirit we will be unaffected by the deconstruction and destruction all around us.

It is great that everywhere His people are praying and fasting as we are beginning to see Him bring discipline to His church, but we must be wary to focus all our efforts on getting closer to Him, and asking what He wants, rather than petitioning Him to restore the very things He is dismantling.

Matthew 18:1-4 “At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Rev 3:17 “You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.” Philippians 3:7 “What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord...”

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