During this time where the entire world is fearful and panicky due to COVID-19, Lisa Bevere says it's the perfect opportunity for the church to show what it is made of—the strength of the Lord.
Co-founder of Messenger International Ministries along with her husband, John, Bevere says she believes God is shaking the church during the coronavirus pandemic to "wake us up" and to "remove things" from believers' lives that are keeping them stuck in apathy and kingdom mediocrity. She says God is restoring our foundation because we are moving into a season of harvest, and that social distancing can actually be the spark many need.
"I actually believe being in isolation is one of the ways to recover our strength," Bevere told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "When we can actually step back, it's a gift.
"So, I have actually felt like God is saying, 'Let's take this time to get strong. Let's go into the season in one way, but let's expose the weaknesses and turn them into places of strength. Let's actually let the light of God's Word shine on any place, any idol that you may think is your source of strength.' Through this, you may just discover that you can't trust in that.
"Also, I think people have this chance to say, hey, wait. Christianity is not just this little celebrity culture where we like each other's posts or we retweet them. This is a battle.
"This is a time for the church to shine. This is a time for us to rise up in strength. This is a time for us to remember where our strength comes from. This is a time for God to say to us, 'All right, this is when you actually get to show your strength.' We don't always show our strengths when all is bright and easy. We, as children of God, need to show our strengths when there is a struggle like this."
For more of Bevere's thoughts on walking in strength during this struggle, listen to the entire podcast.
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