Do you remember the scene in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs where the dwarfs were getting ready for work? This was how I used to sing the words of the dwarf’s song. That is until someone corrected me and I learned it was “Hi Ho” instead of “I Owe.”
Our working lives are now in turmoil. Those of us who depend upon our employers for our sustenance, are finding out that even our employers must act in accordance to the needs and requests of the government. The greatest threat to our economy is not the suspension of work while the Covid-19 outbreak is expanding, it is the lack of income during the suspension. When we return to work, many of us will have depleted our savings in order to pay the bills that continued to come in during the suspension. Some of us will have increased our debt in order to pay those same bills. Others will be on the brink or will go bankrupt because of the same reason.
It will be because of the depleted or worsened financial positions of the average citizen that will slow down the recovery of the economy. To this end, the government has announced a relief program to help individuals and businesses. The biggest takeaway for the present time is the fact that the government is doing all it knows to do tie everyone over until this virus runs its course. We are all treading in an unknown area that is a historically precedent setting situation. They are doing all they know based upon the best scientific knowledge available. This is all the government can do without invoking the merciful hand of God.
This is the time for Radical Christians of every denomination to pray for everyone we know. Even to pray for the people we don’t know who are also trying to do their best in these trying times. We need to return to God as a nation, but God will save the nation on behalf of the remnant who turns to Him for deliverance in this time of worry and need. But we cannot approach this problem from an attitude of fear. As Radical Christians, we need to approach this problem from God’s perspective. This is a spiritual wake up call for all Christians. We have allowed Luciferian values to enter our culture without protest. We need to call to God for forgiveness, for our own lack of foresight and ignorance. We have allowed ourselves to consider everything we do from a spiritually empty viewpoint.
We understand so much naturally by logic, reason, and science that we really don’t know how to understand things by the Spirit or from God’s point of view. So in light of this fact, let’s go to the Word first to get a quick primer on this issue.
2 Chronicles 7: 12 – 14 “And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice. If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Our nation was dedicated to God to be the light of the world from the beginning of its formation. On the first day that we had a complete government with the president, George Washington said this in his Inaugural Prayer:
“Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large.
And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” (Bold added)
With all of the turmoil going on worldwide we can truthfully say that happiness is not the state of our nation today. However, it should also be clear that God has chosen our nation for many years and have blessed it in many ways. Our economy has been the strongest in the world for years. We’ve been the largest lender nation for years.
Only recently, in the past century, have we turned away from Him in such a dramatic manner that Christians are afraid to speak of their Christianity and evangelize daily. Not only that, we are afraid to speak openly of our faith at work for fear of reprisal. Many school districts even banned prayers and Bible reading at school. We are no longer the largest lender nation, we’ve become one of the largest debtor nations instead. We need to seriously consider the last verse above.
2 Chronicles 7: 14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
This admonition is not directed to unbelievers, but to believers. If we believe we are called in God’s name, then we are being directed to humble ourselves, pray, seek God, and repent from our own wrong habits. Then God will hear from heaven and forgive our sin and heal our land. It only takes a believing remnant to save a nation. If you are a Christian who knows God’s voice in your heart, then you are a Radical Christian. Since none of us is perfect, we all have wicked ways to repent from and overcome. If we ask God to reveal our own ungodliness, He will gladly do so, especially when He knows we want to repent and turn towards Him in a greater way.
Science can only go so far in eradicating this virus. Logic and laws can only go so far in controlling exposure. The truth rests in the spiritual realm. The virus outbreak began in an unbelieving nation where Atheism is the national religion. It has spread to infect every major commercially strong but spiritually weak nation in the world, including us.
We are witnessing one of many escalating warnings against our own ungodliness. We need to wake up from our self-righteous slumber. Our righteousness is not determined by our adherence to church doctrine, but to our obedience to God’s Word. We are adept at pleasing our church leadership, but clueless at pleasing God. We know we received the Holy Spirit when we became born again, but have no clue as to its purpose in our lives. We know that witchcraft is powerful and that spiritual matters are real, but we attribute all spiritual power to Lucifer and resist God spiritual power in every way. Do I need to elaborate more on ways we need to repent and turn to God?
It only takes a remnant to save a nation. Are you willing to join me to become part of that remnant? Are you willing to engage directly in the spiritual battle we face? Religious church people do not want to hear Biblical truth, they want to hear a sanitized truth. One that is powerless and easy to bear. One that makes them feel good about themselves and promises prosperity and health in the world today. Radical Christians are not afraid to face their own ungodliness directly. We are willing to change our lives to conform to God’s desires for our own lives. We are not afraid to obey the Holy Spirit when He reveals things in our heart. We know when we act upon its revelation, we are obeying God directly.
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