I have been teaching the last five weeks about the importance of gathering together. I want to reiterate again my purpose in this. I can see the enemy taking a serious situation in Covid-19 and using it to keep people out of church long term. I know this is how the enemy is trying to use it. He wants people to get out of the habit by making them think that gathering together is not really that important, but I am here to tell you that it is super-important.
I have known many people and families who stopped coming to church as regular as they had been, and when trouble comes, they don't have the support system, nor the spiritual maturity to handle it.
Right now, the enemy may be trying to get you out of the habit by using fear. Be wise to protect yourself, but make sure you are not staying out of the church because of fear. If you sense the Spirit telling you to return to services, but you refuse, this is the spirit of fear.
The enemy may be trying to get you out of the habit because of anger. You may be upset that the government is getting in the middle of your faith. Make sure that you don't let you anger toward the government keep you from gathering with the body.
The enemy may be tempting you with a lukewarm spirit by telling you that this will all end soon. We don't know that. This could last for a long time or return every year. We need to make sure that we don't allow Covid to keep us from being faithful to gather with the Body of Christ.
Finally, don't let the Enemy convince you there is more risk at church than anywhere else. If you are going to HEB, to Walmart, to restaurants without fear, there is less risk at church where you will be around 100 people compared to the thousands that have walked into that business.
Let us never give up meeting together. He is worthy of our praise!