I have seen PAINS. I have experienced HURTS. I am not immune to these two!
God has so exposed my heart to it that even though I encourage people going through it, in my closet I STILL weep. I do not only weep because of the pain and hurt, but weep because those who should help me heal, reopen my wounds.
I asked the Lord today, “Why are you allowing me go through this?” I heard in my spirit, “So you will know how to care for those going through the same path when I send them to you!”
There is a purpose for me going through this all after all.
My relationship with Jesus is not based on my relationship with the church, else I would have walked away from Him, because I realise the church is not like a professional hospital where doctors would do everything to get their patients well again.
Today the Lord told me that one of His purpose for birthing His church is that, “The Church should be a hospital for the emotionally wounded and hurting people.”
I see we are still very far from this. Many people have walked away from Jesus because the Church had no room and no bed to admit them in. They walked out from the church because the Church is LOVE LESS.
They walked out of her only to commit suicide. Oh how my heart bleeds and the tears would nit stop. Like Jeremiah, I lament “Oh that my eyes were a fountain, I would weep for the hurt of the daughter of my people I am hurt,”Jeremiah 9:1.
I have had people telling me, “Mark Cyril, start your own church!” You start organisations and businesses, but the church is more than that.
“A true church is always BIRTHED.” My water sac is gradually bursting. Labour pains are on me!
~ by Mark Cyril
|Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.|