Welcome to the lock down! Well, not really. Do you realize that we are witnessing an historical worldwide event? Doom and gloom forecasters have been prophesying of a future event that would cause martial law and the suspension of Constitutional rights in our nation for years. Time will tell whether this may be that future event they talked about years ago. Our country is slowly isolating itself from the rest of the world in response to the Covid-19, (Coronovirus), outbreak. But we are not alone. Every other country in the world has to respond in some manner as well.
Those of us who attempt to view history and events in a spiritual manner can point to this present situation and ask one question. With science being so highly exalted in the world today, what sure and certain promise can science offer in this time of distress? All of the finest scientists in the world are working to find a vaccine to keep the healthy safe and a cure to help the sick. There is no doubt that something will be found eventually, but what is the promise for right now? When you really think about it and look at what the world is doing and what is happening, science really has no promise for us. People are still getting sick. The virus will still run its course. And more people will die.
Science has taught us to limit our exposure, keep our hands clean, and disinfect our living and working areas. As long as we stay home and keep ourselves clean, we will reduce our exposure to the virus and should stay safe and healthy. But there are no absolutes. There is simply no way to securely stop an air-borne virus so this is the best answer and the best promise science can offer. So our nation is choosing to isolate itself from the rest of the world as best as it can do. Our schools are closed. Stores are selling out. And we are hunkering down to wait out the worst, and hope for the best. This is the best that can be done without God. We are cutting ourselves off from the world, cutting ourselves off from each other, and even shutting down our churches temporarily until the danger from exposure is past.
The whole world is getting physically sick and dying. But are there any calls for repentance to God? It’s no secret that the entire world and our nation in particular has rejected God, yet in times of trouble, we are calling for God to bless us. Why should God bless a people that has rejected Him? Maybe the better response would be for us to seek His forgiveness and return to Him instead. We need to place our trust in His ability to eradicate this plague as a direct response to our repentance and return, to His Word and His moral code in our culture.
But the return must begin with each of us personally first. We have to search our own soul to root out the places where we have given the world and science our trust for our lives, and give it back to God. If we say we are spiritual, then we need to examine our spiritual lives. If our spiritual lives are not centered upon the promises God gives us, then what spirit is controlling our lives? Where have we placed our trust for deliverance? Here are a few promises God gives:
Psalm 42: 11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Psalm 67: 2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
Proverbs 3: 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Proverbs 4: 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Jeremiah 33: 6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.
3 John 1: 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
These are God’s promises for His believer. In the Old Testament, He promised life, health, and peace. In the New Testament, He added prosperity. God knows what it takes to make an impact in the Gentile world. Whether we want to admit this or not, we are Gentiles, if we were not raised Jewish. Gentiles are motivated by money and power, Jews should be motivated by pleasing God, but they also have shown the same affinity to money and prosperity. The saying of the world is true if you really want to make a cultural impact, “Money talks, B.S. walks.”
When business slows down, life and bills do not stop. When the government tells all of us to hunker down and stay safe, income slows or stops altogether. But none of us can work, if our jobs are shut down in obedience to the order of the government. These problems are not intentionally caused by the government, but are by products of the government’s response to protect its citizens. If you have savings, you’re in good shape. If you don’t have savings, you’re in God’s hands. If you have a good relationship with God. It’s easy to keep your faith in Him and stay in peace. If you don’t have a relationship with God, it will be difficult to keep your faith in Him. You might keep worrying about those bills, food, housing, or even having enough fuel to get to work.
We’re experiencing the beginning of this crisis. Only time will tell how long or how serious this crisis will be. I hope you are safe and well. I also hope you have plenty of food stocked up so you won’t need to go to the store as often. If you need to build your relationship with God, now is a good time. If you want to know a process to follow that is proven successful, get the book below. Don’t forget to cast a vote for the book at the link below as well.
There’s no reason for the believer to be afraid of this virus. We have God at our side. If life is slowing down for you because of this emergency, now is the time to reflect and consider your relationship with God. No matter how close we think we may be with God, there’s always room for improvement. We can also be praying for one another to stay safe and healthy. Who knows, you may even witness a miracle in your life. One that will show you how much God cares about you.