Will God Receive the Credit?
Without a doubt, this nation needs God. Let’s get this straight! The whole world needs God, but the problem surrounding us at present is twofold:
Problem 1: The Covid 19 Pandemic, - and the variations on the theme.
Problem 2: The condition of the Church –– that’s you and me.
God has given us power over principalities and authorities in heavenly places. Are we using those powers? If we are, then are we using them to advance the Kingdom of God in the heavenly realms, or the Church on earth? Are they indeed the same? Are they working together or are they at odds?
If God has given us power over the works of the enemy and we do nothing, then we are complicit in giving authority to another power.
When calamity comes, we need to focus on the one who allows it and to why it comes in the first place. We also need to know that if God, is indeed the One who sends it ,then who does He use to dispense it, or does He do it Himself?
Amos 3: Hear this word, people of Israel, the word the Lord has spoken against you—against the whole family I brought up out of Egypt. 2 “You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins. 3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so? 4 Does a lion roar in the thicket when it has no prey? Does it growl in its den when it has caught nothing? 5 Does a bird swoop down to a trap on the ground when no bait is there? Does a trap spring up from the ground if it has not caught anything? 6 When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the Lord caused it?”
When calamity comes, does not God cause it, and does God not speak to the prophets first?
When calamity comes and confusion ensues, chaos pours like an acid upon common sense. Calamity comes to a nation because of its relationship with God. This should be understood among His people. When tears are shed because of our diminished state, when tears are shed for the condition and for our nation, God hears our cries. The cries of the righteous ascend to God and He is pleased to act upon the ones that reflect His will. The righteous should and must send their cries to Him. God wants them so that He can act against sin.
We are in an awfully bad place. If there is such a word, then we are in a ‘Tsunamic’, event. We are in the midst of WAR! We are being attacked on all fronts by an invisible enemy who is hidden in plain sight. The propaganda of fear surrounding the Covid19 pandemic has bombarded us, through various forms of media, for nearly two years. Wearing the people down so that they accept anything for a better life and for freedom, is the voice of the enemy, lulling its victim into surrender. Picture the imagery of someone focused on a swaying cobra’s head. Wait long enough and you will become paralysed without even a bite.