There are many who scoff at the word identifying this Pandemic as the instrument God has chosen to purge His church of the evil within it.
The world today like the slaves of Egypt are clamoring to return to what they believe is normal.
God sees them returning to the following normal, suffering as murderers, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters, adulterers, Pedophiles, Sodomites, lying power hungry leaders, and steeped in witchcraft.
The favour and protection of God are the only sure rest and comfort of the soul in this evil world. Christ Jesus is the refuge and dwelling-place to which we may repair. We are dying creatures, all our comforts in the world are dying comforts, but God is an ever-living God, and believers find him so. When God, by sickness, or other afflictions, turns men to destruction, he thereby calls men to return unto him to repent of their sins, and live a new life.
All who are made holy have a new spirit, a new temper and dispositions; they act from new principles, walk by new rules, and aim at new ends.
A new name, or a new face, will not serve without a new spirit. If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.
The carnal heart, like a stone, cannot be made to feel. Men live among the dead and dying, and are neither concerned nor humbled.
He will make their hearts tender and fit to receive impressions: this is God’s work, it is his gift by promise; and a wonderful and happy change is wrought by it, from death to life.
Their practices shall be agreeable to those principles. These two must and will go together. When the sinner feels his need of these blessings, let him present the promises as prayers in the name of Christ, they will be performed.
The believing fear of God preserves against the disquieting fear of man. If we thought rightly of the greatness and glory of God, we should see all the power of our enemies restrained. The Lord, who will be a Sanctuary to those who trust in him, will be a Stone of stumbling, and a Rock of offence, to those who make the creature their fear and their hope. If the things of God be an offence to us, they will undo us. Isaiah, quotes this as to all who persisted in unbelief of the gospel of Christ, 1 Peter 2:8.
Here is a challenge to all the enemies of God’s people. There is no escaping God’s judgments; hardened sinners, in that day of wrath, shall be cut off from all comfort and joy. Most of the prophets foretell the same final victory of the church of God over all that oppose it. To the wicked it will be a terrible day, but to the righteous it will be a joyful day. What cause have those who possess an interest in Christ, to glory in their Strength and their Redeemer! The acceptable year of the Lord, a day of such great favour to some, will be a day of remarkable vengeance to others: let every one that is out of Christ awake, and flee from the wrath to come.
Please remember these articles are the work of a humble servant of Yeshua doing His bidding as a Watchmen sounding the Trumpet to warn of impending danger or shortfalls within the Assembly. May our Father abundantly bless each one of you with wisdom and discernment to go forward as “Modern Day Disciples.”
Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee, Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord Yeshua is everlasting strength. (Isaiah 26:3-4)