Bishop macedo | 30 de July de 2010 - 15:27

Sweat, blood and tears

It’s true. Sweat, blood and tears have always been a part of the Work of God. The path of faith has never been an easy one, much to the contrary—when it comes to a mega project like Solomon’s Temple, hatred that fuels the “natural man” burns even stronger. The conventions of society approve the costly construction of theatres, cinemas, soccer and sports’ stadiums, but when it comes to glorifying God, especially the Almighty God of His chosen ones, the answer is always: no. It’s considered nonsense. It’s time consuming. It’s a waste of money.

“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14)

Only those who have a degree of spiritual discernment can understand the importance that this temple has to the Christian faith. We aren’t simply talking about another church project, much less about a personal one. We’re speaking from a spiritual point of view about something glorious that goes beyond reason itself. It will no doubt awaken those whose faith has been dormant, cold or lukewarm, to create a revival across the nation, and even worldwide.

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)

I’m absolutely sure that the same Spirit that placed this dream inside our hearts will also touch those who are going to help us accomplish it.

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