Summary: If there ever was a time that we need to be focused on God, now would be that time! Take the measure of faith you have been given and be a light in the darkness!
Oh ye of little faith!
Where to begin? First of all to the church, what has happened to our faith?
The endless news cycle, would have us once again believe it’s the end of the world. The crisis of the hour never gets wasted, or not taken advantage of.
Is the the corona virus real? Yes. Is the regular flu real? Yes.
Is the God of this universe, the First and the Last, who has promised the take care of anyone who says I believe real? Yes! A thousand times yes!
Can governments protect you and keep you from getting sick? While they may try, the answer is a thousand times no! TBS(the Bible says) with man nothing is possible, but with God nothing is impossible!
Everything is possible when you put your faith and trust in God! The Bible promises abundant life for all who will believe! The coronavirus or any other virus, or illness is not part of the abundant life for anyone!
The Bible says every good and perfect gift is from the father above, who never changes, which there is no variation of either! The Bible also says the accuser, comes continually to seek, kill and destroy!
The way you partake and receive from God, is by faith in His Son Jesus, who he sent to deliver His amazing gift of grace! The way you partake and receive what the accuser introduces to the world is by fear!
Fear is the only way the accuser gets a foothold, fear is the only way the accuser obtains his desired outcome! Fear is the opposite of faith, fear is the opposite of hope, fear’s intended outcome is death!
God sent his most prized possession, His One and only Son Jesus to this earth, to deliver the message of Grace!
Jesus came so we could experience the abundant life of relationship with God! Jesus came, lived, delivered, was scorned beaten crucified and executed, raised from the grave, so we could experience Gods Grace and Salvation!
In Exodus 12, pestilence was used to overcome the Egyptians and to free the Israelites from slavery. And the way that they were spared from the pestilence, was by applying the blood of a sacrificial lamb over their doorposts. And by doing so, the angel of death did not visit their household.
The sacrificed blood of the animal represented a form of Jesus, who has become our sacrificial lamb of protection for everything not of God!
What the world is witnessing is not of God! It is not the wrath of God either! It is the accuser and the power of darkness in full force of seeking, killing and destroying whom ever they can!
Matthew 24:6,7 KJ
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
We have seen all these things taking place in the last few weeks! We have witnessed it in our grocery stores, in our marketplace, in our financial institutions and every other aspect of life!
Today March 15, 2020 has been called to be a national day of prayer! While some in the media would say, prayer isn’t that a little bit too little too late? Only if, we continue to depend on self effort and we wait and fail to pray! A nation and a world at prayer and seeking Gods help is exactly what is needed!
We must not pay attention to what we hear, we must stand on the Word of God and what we know to be true and the faith our hearts of faith have been established by!
2 Chronicles 7:14 New International Version (NIV)
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Romans 10:11-13 TLB
11 For the Scriptures tell us that no one who believes in Christ will ever be disappointed. 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect: they all have the same Lord who generously gives his riches to all those who ask him for them. 13 Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.
then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”