We want the church to rise up. We need to have unity in our leadership and a combined vision. We need to have relevant teaching. We need to have participants, not just spectators. We need to wait on the Lord, we can withstand the darkness of the day. The early church prayed for the power of the Holy Sprit because they knew they could not go it alone, that's what Jesus asked for. We need to pray that the Holy Spirt will move us and direct us. You see, if we want to walk as light in this present darkness, we must choose not to be afraid of the dark. The enemy has no grip on us because this world is not our home. Even if the future seems cloudy, we serve a God, our Savior Lord Jesus Christ, whose light dispels the darkness of the unseen, the unknown and the uncertain. The one who has power over life and death has your future. Isaiah 41:10 says, "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Scripture References: Galatians 1:3-5; Romans 1:18-32; Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27; Hebrews 13:89; Jeremiah 29:11; Joshua 1:9; Matthew 6:34; Psalm 56:3; John 17:6-19; John 14; Ephesians 6; Acts 1:1-8; Isaiah 41:10.