Corona Chaos or Gods Word.
First of all , I would like to say Praise the Lord and God bless each and everyone of you.
I understand that we're not in our usual place of assembly and worship and I know that's where we'd rather be,
this is somewhat different than what we are used to at this time of the week, yet we should not be surprised; nor is this altogether unexpected, The Lord himself forewarned us that we would experience such events, this is what all the practice in church is for: Our God and Savior knew before any man thought of what was coming. This should instill great confidence that God, Our Great All Knowing God, is on the Throne and in charge of the Entire Situation: Jesus knows exactly where we're at at this very moment, He knows our every thought and every concern our every need,, He understands that in a time such as now we feel vulnerable and not sure as what we should do next..
TRUST HIM! Prov. 3:5-6- Trust in the Lord with all thy heart ;And lean not to thy own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge HIM and he shall direct thy paths. It is the Great God that we serve; that declared the End from the Beginning,(NKJV) Isa.46:10- Declaring the end from the beginning , and from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.
You know this may seem to be a time of much confusion, chaos, uncertainty and indeed much of the world feels like this: Our Government is reeling from the effects of this virus, Not enough tests, No supplies, No ventilators, Not enough hospital beds, Not enough Doctors, Not enough Money to Weather the storm and keep our country safe and provided for. Do we maintain quarantine? Do we lift quarantine? "Confusion" Who will you Trust? The World has just got their World "ROCKED" by an unseen force. Nations all over the planet have been taken captive, and are in the grip of this unseen, invisible Force.
This is the perfect setting for "Our Rock & Savior", the Lord is doing all he can to get this worlds "Attention", also the attention of all the lukewarm saints; It's just not Gods will that anyone should be lost: However; The LORD generally goes Unseen, Ignored, Not spoken to, Not Lived for, until times like these, then ALL OF A SUDDEN the necessity of a "SAVIOR" come into sharp focus. Jesus is such a Savior: We all Saved and Lost alike need Him now more than ever before, in a time like this we all individually need to make sure that our lamps are full of Oil, fresh Oil, today's Oil
There is a scripture that I believe is right for this moment-
(NIV)Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the Plans that I have for you, saith the LORD, plans to Prosper you and NOT to Harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE,
You see God remembers us in a sticky situation and tight spots: (Remember Israel standing at the Red Sea?) Is anything to hard for the LORD?
And you know what? He Keeps Everyone of His Promises, he told us in the book of Exodus that He is the God that heals us.(NLT) Ex.15:26- Moses said, if you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, obeying His commands and keeping all His decrees, then He will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; For I am the LORD who heals you.
(NKJV) Ps. 91:10- No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.
(KJV) James 5:14-16- Is any sick among you? Let him call for the Elders of the Church; And let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
His word cannot, Will not Fail, the word of Our God shall stand forever.
you see we are coming out of this with Hope and a Future!
God needs somebody to be sensitive, receptive to His will, He needs you and I to pray, and to pray the needed prayer, intercessory prayer, prayer for all those in Leadership, Government and Churches alike that God would impart wisdom and compassion and give this World direction in this time of need.
All that chaos and confusion I mentioned is not for us it's not about us, Our God has a Plan for Us His Church and His specific way of bringing it about, this time can serve to purge us of unnecessary stuff, attitudes, just plain carnality. I want to be saved, don't you? There's just no place we can run to, and hide; EXCEPT! IN THE SECRET PLACE ; UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY!
We the Church have been presented with a very special opportunity lets answer the call and the time with United, Focused, Fervent Prayer, there's no time to waste, put down the customs and trinkets and habits of this World and let us build up the hedge and stand in the gap for Souls that are entering eternity Lost! Let us Stop, Drop and Pray and Confess the Sins of our World and Plead that God would have Mercy and STOP this pestilence. God does hear His People.
(NIV) 2 Ch.7:14- 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 HEAL THEIR LAND.
(KJV) 1Tim 2:1-4- I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, BE MADE FOR ALL MEN: For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all goodness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of truth.
(NASB) 1Tim. 2:8- Therefore I want the men (this scripture is primarily talking to the men) in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension. We men would like for you Women to join in and Help us!
God Bless you all,
The Lord Bless thee and keep thee, the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee, the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.