I thought that might get your attention!
At my home church there is a move of God happening right now like we haven’t seen in years, maybe in its existence. Someone in our church said that on Sunday there was a noise coming up out of the church, not normal amens or hallelujahs, but a different kind. She told me at lunch that the prayers we have prayed are being answered.
But if I have learned anything in my short time here on earth it is this: If there is a move of God there will be opposition. There will be a contingency that doesn’t like the direction or the vision of the leader.
…a move of God will have two characteristics…
It will fire people up!
It will piss people off!
That is profound and has Biblical precedence. Nehemiah 4:1 says, “When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed…”
Noah was opposed for 120 years. Paul, Peter, Stephen and John the Baptist; all opposed. And of course, Jesus has been opposed since the beginning of time.
It is clear that anytime God begins to do something in a church there will be a group that opposes it. Well, like my pastor says, Bring It. Because if people are pissed off then we must be doing something right.