It has taken me some time to digest all of what has happened since March. I have listened and heard many people, from government officials to religious persons, and mostly, I have shaken my head hearing so much unbelief from people no more than a few days before all this happened, were of great faith and belief.
A virus from China, that has caused a worldwide pandemic, that has killed less than a fifth of the population of the United States, which is much less than the Swine Flu of 2009, had put our economy and way of life in great turmoil and fear. The world and most Christians have listened to blatant lies from many news sources and social media, that really no one knows what the real truth is. Thank God that most have woken up from their slumber and realized they are not going to be treated or lied to anymore by certain government officials and the news/social media.
I have walked around the area that I live in and few people are wearing masks, gloves, or any additional protective measures. 2 Timothy 1:7 is very clear, “for God gave us a Spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control.” A very powerful statement that that apostle Paul spoke to his trusted protégé, Timothy. Sure, in other Scriptures, the Bible mentions fear, but it means in reverence, not to be scared or frightened. God has given us His power to overcome all obstacles, His love for others, and self-control to back Satan off as he has no power, but what we give and allow him to do. Satan is a defeated adversary and it all happened at the cross. Jesus’ atoning death is the victory over Satan and He gave that victory to us because of His authority that was given to Him by God the father, hallelujah, Glory be to God!
I am not going to bore you of writing a long post on this issue our country is in. It would just be repeating all that you already know and I will never treat you like our news/social media treats everyone. There are two Scriptures that I would like for you to remember during this pandemic.
The first is Psalm 91:10, “no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.” This is God’s promise to you that if you believe and follow Him with all your heart, He will not allow any type of evil to overcome you and no plague of any type will come near your tent or dwelling. It includes your person, home, vehicle, anywhere you go. In this verse, you have God’s shield or mask of protection. Why would you want what the world provides?
The second is Isaiah 54:17, “no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.” Again, another of God’s wonderful promises, He will never back down from, in two forms. One, no weapon or virus that is fashioned, formed, or made against you will succeed or prosper and two, we have the authority to refute or deny every tongue or word that rises or is spoken against you in any form of judgment by the world. If you do not believe, let me verify by finishing the rest of the verse. This is the heritage or inheritance of the servants of the Lord, which means that as born-again believers, we inherit all of God’s precious promises and their vindication or are free from all allegations or blame from me, declares the Lord. Vindication can also mean forgiveness as Jesus offers and died for on the cross. Hallelujah, Glory be to God!
So, just to reiterate, as a born-again Christian, you are a child of the Most-High God, adopted into His family, and all promises are yours. In these two verses, no evil will come on you, no plague can come near you, no weapon formed will prosper, and nothing spoken about you will come against you in judgment. It is because you, as a born-again Christian, have all of God’s promises that He will never back down or renege on ever. Amen!
I am Dale Van De Bogart and I approve of this message!
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