There is a shaking going on in the world right now, but this certainly is not the ultimate shaking. Whenever there is shaking like this, God takes advantage of it to purify his church to set our priorities aright. If you have been playing church, this current shaking should refine your faith.
The church has been distracted by a lot of things. This shaking should recalibrate us for kingdom priorities.
What matters is the heart of God is not so much what matters to Christians anymore.
For many, God has been reduced to a tool to have their selfish desires met. When, in fact, we were created to meet His heart desires.
This shaking is bringing the world to a point where what matters to God will matter (Salvation). As it stands now, the world is not as desirous of amassing wealth as much as surviving.
This shaking has no respect for persons, status, or class. However, God has a way of escape sufficient for all in *Christ* For those in Christ will be safe and preserved.
It is because of the church this virus will not wipe out the entire world. The church is the preservation of the earth. It is by the church God resists the devil and aborts his plans on the earth.
The church is God’s law enforcement agent on the earth. The Church must, therefore, put away fear, arise in faith, and take her place as restorers of hope to the world.
1 Tim. 1:18.
As God’s law enforcement agents, we must be ready to buy the precious promises of God to us contend for our faith.
The number one enemy of Faith is Fear, and that is what the enemy is trying to push into our hearts, so we can lose confidence in God and trust in what man can make available.
We are at war church. The words of prophecy and promises of God deposited in you should be drawn on for warfare. This warfare is a battle of contending for your faith. Will you walk by faith or rather walk in fear.
Fear will open a doorway for the enemy to strike. It is not the wealth and physical things of the people that is the goal, it is your faith. The enemy’s target is your trust in God. He wants you to get to a point where you can not depend on God to save you from the hour of trouble.
Take hold of the promises of God and fight to retain faith and starve fear. Your help is not external but within.
1 John 4:4 The only thing that is guaranteed to keep you through it all is your faith, not your location.
1John 5:4 You belong to God. He has to keep you.
So fear not! Resist the devil. Resist his schemes. Isaiah 8:12
The admonition of the Lord is, do not fear their fears. Do not give attention to, dwell, or focus on them. You need experience of God in the area of courage and boldness. Amid the panic, the Church will stand strong.
Do not sponsor or advance sad news.
Do not propagate sad news.
One of the things that should not shake is your faith.
1 John 5:4
The world is the panic mode, but the church has overcome whatever the world can through at it already.
1 John 4:4
1 John 5:4
- Your belief system(Trust, dependence)
- The doctrine or body of truth that Christ has committed to us.
The body of truth (doctrine) you have must be accurate so that you can stand firm.
Any doctrine which is not in line with the truth, do not entertain it.
Many false preachers will take advantage of the gullible and fear this period.
They will exploit them because people lack sound doctrine.
Many will be asked to do things that have no bearing on God’s revealed truth, all in the name of help.
Do not entertain fear.
Do not be moved or shaken by these things.
Resist the devil. Do not give him room to mess your mind up.
2 Samuel 23:8-
Reveals certain men that stood courageous amid dreadful circumstances
It does not matter what comes against you. Stand strong. Starve the fear. David was not a warrior from his youth.
It is not your skill that will preserve you, it is where your faith lies. David raised men that trusted in God rather than the arm of flesh and skills.
Safety precautions are good. We recommend them but do not trust them.
Trust in God who calls you His own. Samuel, the prophet of God taught David to know God. He came into great depths with God because he was raised by God’s prophet.
1 Samuel 7:13-14 Samuel knew God. All his life there was peace in Israel.
So, Paul reminded Timothy to make war by knowledge.
They that know their God shall be strong, and they shall do exploits.
2 Samuel 23:10-12
It is the Lord who wrought great victory, not the sword. The greatest weapon of the enemy is fear.
In a season of plague, fight fear. Sleep at night like a baby.
2 Samuel 23:12
He stood amid lentils. The implication was that he stood alone in a field without defenses, yet the Lord wrought the victory.
These things were recorded for us to draw strength from, that if He (God) did it before, he can do it again.
2 Samuel 23:13-24
The Lord delivers instructions. You must know Him enough to hear his instructions. He will tell you when to sit, stand, walk, or run. How can you hear him if you do not know His promises?
You can do the impossible even in this time of plague because it is not you but God who wrought the victory.
Vs 28: ” *We know* …”
You can make good warfare by the promises that have gone ahead of you. There’s more to come. This plague is to train you for greater challenges.
However, all things work together for your good. Keep sharing information that will strengthen people and give them hope.
Do not use your space to share fear and panic.
Do not sponsor the enemy’s agenda with your resources and social media platforms
Spread the news of God’s way of escape and by it restore hope to many.
We must learn the power of the secret place.
We will pray like never before and build a firewall of protection around ourselves, the church of God, and loved ones.
We will pray for mercy for the world, that many will come to know the salvation of the Lord.
We will pray that our hearts will be circumcised again and our priorities set aright.