Psalm 118:17 (KJV) 17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
Yes, it’s true that dead men don’t have a testimony for the very fact that they’re dead! We all know this but . . . did you know that there are walking dead men all around you? What? How can this be?
It’s all very simple – sad but simple. Unless you’re born-again, you are a walking dead man/woman! You’re part of the walking dead, separate from the life of God which has the power to put you over and cause victory in your life – a life worth living!
Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV) 19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
Here we see that God gives us a choice: to choose lie or death, blessing or cursing. Then He tells us which to choose – choose life!
If anybody knows the right thing to do every time, it’s Almighty God. He’s the One Who’s provided everything we’ll ever need on planet earth. He made a way for us even before we needed a “way”. His integrity has stood the test of time, as if He ever needed a test in the first place!
This brings me to the current crisis the whole world is facing (spring 2020). 184 countries are fighting a virus called Covid 19 – a coronavirus, of which there are many. So what’s my beef? Well, here it is.
Most of the world (and particularly the USA where I live) is trying to fight this virus by purely natural means – therapeutics and eventually a vaccine. And as we see, the results are not great and people are complaining about all the restrictions: lockdown, stay-at- home-, masks, social distancing, etc.
That being said, you would think they’d realize that their “man ideas” are not great and that there has to be a better solution. They’re right – there is a better solution and one that works and has definitely stood the test of time – God’s Word and His ways!
Has anyone ever considered that this whole crisis was no surprise to God? Or that He has already (as usual) provided the solution before there was a crisis?
So what’s the problem? Simply this: they want God’s solution but they don’t want God! They want the benefits of walking by faith but they don’t actually want to walk by faith in God’s word and His ways. Now that’s deception gone to seed. The very One Who has all the answers is the One they’re rejecting because they want to do it “their” way! How ignorant is that!
Sad to say, many Christians don’t even acknowledge that we have authority from God to crush any deadly thing that comes against us. I’d even challenge you, dear reader, to find people in your realm of influence who actually believe God’s Word enough to use their God-given authority to resist this virus and the fear that’s been perpetrated against us. As I’ve said many times, fear draws to you the very thing you don’t want!
Brothers and sisters, we have to rise up and take our place as the army of God and purpose in our hearts to fulfil the plans God has for us. We are winners and overcomers in the name of Jesus!
Mark 16:18 (KJV) 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
James 4:6-7 (KJV) 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Proverbs 16:9 (KJV) 9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
Jeremiah 10:23 (KJV) 23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.