What are we doing in light of what we see happening in the world today ?Are we anticipating to go back to our previous ways before the outbreak of this corona virus ? About 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ came to earth, lived a sinless life. He came to save His people from their sins. You maybe wondering who are His people ? His people are those people who trusted in Him and took Him as their Lord and Savior.
We learned that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried and after three days He rose again. He appeared alive to His disciples and after some days left to go back to heaven. While His disciples saw Him leave, two angels told them that as they saw Jesus leave , He will someday come back. The return of Jesus is also prophesied in the book of Revelation.
Jesus said no one knows the day or the hour of His return but what are we Christians supposed to do ? Should we think He will not be coming back in our lifetime or His coming might be at the door ?
What we do next will tell us what we really believe.
I do not remember reading this suggestion somewhere so i decided to blog about it but not brag about it. You probably apply some methods yourself so i want you to use it/them still. My suggestion works on the principle of little by little , part by part.
Let us get to the point. Find out where you and i show proud attitudes and ask ourselves, what are those and where did those came from ? To humble ourselves is to see that someone else will do better than us and that whatever we are proud of will someday be lost. Confess those proud attitudes to the Lord and ask for forgiveness and ask for help to overcome those.
Let us see, are we proud of money, talent, achievement, looks ? Try if my suggestion will work on that. Btw if whatever you have came from the Lord, how about thanking the Lord for them and share it/them with others. What do you think ?
You might have read this before but let us review. In 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 God said to Solomon: when I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people.
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Let us highlight what could be the key phrases.
when I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people.
If My people who are called by My namewill humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Now let us meditate some more:
send pestilence among My people. (could this be the virus ?)
If My people who are called by My name ( these are the believers , is it not ?)
1) will humble themselves and pray (have we done these ?)
2) and seek My face, (have we done this too ? )
3)and turn from their wicked ways, (how about this ,have we ? )
Then God said:
then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
It appears God wants us to do three things and He will do His part.
June 10, 2020, Does anyone know anything certain about this corona virus ? As far as i know no one knows anything certain yet . As a Christian and believer that God inspired the writing of the Holy Bible, let us ask what can we learn from the Bible ?
The Bible declared that God created the heavens and the earth and every living things. Did God cause this virus too ? Adam and Eve disobeyed God despite God's warning and God let us see the result of man's choice. But God loves us so much that He still provided a solution or escape through His Son Jesus Christ.
The Bible also declared that those who believed in Jesus still died but we are told that the deceased believers are now or will be alive in Heaven with God.
As I learned from the Bible, pastors, priests, preachers and fellow believers let us have faith for any scenario through reading of the Word the Bible, praying, obedience to the commandments of God, Jesus and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Btw most of us know these already but let us just continue doing them.