Dr. Hanning Mutukiriza – KBRC Makerere Mukubira Zone
“Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same.” (Romans 13:2-3)
The born again closed their church buildings and yet we know that God has given us power over all the powers of the devil and He has put all those powers under our feet. A number of born again are having a challenge to explain (if they have to) the reason they closed their church buildings yet they claim that they have power to heal all sickness. We have seen all form of healing of diseases and torments. There is no disease that is above the name of Jesus obviously. We closed our church buildings because we obey the rulers or the authorities and leaders of government. While we owe no man any explanation, we ourselves have to be at peace when we close our church buildings.
In Titus 3:1 it says, “Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work.” The apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 2: 17, “Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.”
We did it because we obey the rulers. We did not close them because we feared any disease, it is not because we lost our faith. We also know that, ‘all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.’ When we closed our church buildings, our homes became churches, there are brethren today who are standing stronger than ever because their faith has grown. Others have separated church buildings from their faith. they are not born again because they go to a church building.
Others, who had daily services, now stand by faith without them. Those who used to be prayed for time and again have learnt to stand on God’s word on their own. Those born again who used to lack, a number of them have discovered the secrets of divine supplies and provisions.
In short, the church of Jesus is growing and getting stronger even when the buildings are locked.