As the rain poured down over the city of Jacksonville, the Word of God rained over the Potter’s House! The Lord was truly in the sanctuary! Bishop McLaughlin’s message was inspired from the Homegoing celebration for a great humanitarian, Alonzo “Zo” Adams, whom was described as a man who reverenced God and could sense His presence in the sanctuary. At the start of worship Zo would pull out his spiritual antenna to get a sense of the flow of service and the attitudes of the people. When he felt things were right, he would go to his pastor and say, “He’s here.” Bishop’s message was entitled “Fear God. He’s Here!” It came from Hebrews 12:18-29, and was a word that convicted our spirits to be more intentional and sensitive to the presence of God.
Bishop addressed his concerns on how the Church has lost the fear of the Lord during our times of Worship. There’s a particular decorum or respectful behavior we should display and we should enter the presence of God with fear (respect) and reverence. Bishop stated we should show up to the House of God on time and fix our attention on Him and Him alone. We shouldn’t wander in and out of the service. We must also be careful to respect God with our body language. Bishop encouraged us to come with humility, be broken, and have our ears open and mouth shut while expecting to hear a Word from the Lord. Saints, God wants our undivided attention and once the decorum is in place and the pattern is set then comes the Glory! We all should be like Zo and pull out our spiritual antennas and sense the tangible presence of God in the room! Fear God, He’s here! #FearGod #GodIsHear #JesusIsReal #Respect #Reverence