We've had a report...this is illegal!
We've had a report...this is illegal! Let's set the foundation: Daniel 6:10-13 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God. Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.
When worship is a crime, worshippers become criminals. Criminals for praying, singing and seeking to be the best version of oneself.
But why the criminal status? Ecclesiastes 8:4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
It was that Daniel was obeying the Word of his God, which put him at variance with the word of man. But, when that man is a King, his words are not merely his own, they are the law of the land. So choosing to obey God rather than man, especially when that man has governmental power makes one “an enemy of the state” “against law and order” “treasonous.” This is nothing new to be honest, but I can see and feel the history of those ‘dark ages’ uncomfortably closer. Are you anchored to The Rock? Will your anchor hold? Look at this: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8880897/Wales-church-service-stopped-police-worshippers-told-breaking-lockdown-rules.html The video shows a police officer telling the congregation members of the public had told them about the alleged breach of coronavirus regulations.
One church member says: 'This is really strange and, I say it respectfully, we love you guys as police officers and we are not law-breaking people. 'But when they say to us that it is illegal to come and worship our God, this is the West, this isn't a nation somewhere far off somewhere else.' ...The officer tells church-goers they should worship at home for the next 17 days until the firebreak 'blows over'. Another person in the footage says: 'You will be asking us not to believe next.' But the officer replies: 'As a Christian myself, I am not going to do that. I have a Christian family. My own mother is finding other ways to pray.' South Wales Police said: 'Police attended New Hope Community Church in Ball Road, Llanrumney, on Sunday afternoon, following a report of a Covid-19 breach. 'We know civil restrictions are frustrating and disheartening for people, but by following them, we can all play a part in protecting our communities and the National Health Service. I want you to meditate on these verses: Matthew 25:1-13 "...They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps..." Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Today would be a good day to check your oil level. There is free fuel at the foot of the cross. Maranatha!