I'm sitting here watching the movie "Unstoppable," starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine about an unmanned runaway freight train that is under full power. It is an intense and action packed movie showing the desperate attempt by authorities to regain control of the train and avert a potential disaster.
I can't help to wonder about the potential for the local church to be an unstoppable force if it too was moving under full power.
Despite all the programs and activities that are coupled together to form the church, it seems that the church is largely running far from full power. In fact, I think it is fair to say that some churches are just coasting along and others are at a complete stand still.
For churches to be a movement under full power, they must be churches full of the Holy Spirit! Churches full of the Spirit will be an unstoppable force that can never be derailed by the enemy nor controlled by the religious. Holy Spirit driven churches will be a movement with such power that strongholds will be broken and lives will be radically transformed.
This is where the analogy with the movie ends, as churches moving under the full power of the Spirit will not cause a disaster but prevent a disaster of people who are not yet saved spending eternity outside of a relationship with Jesus Christ!