Updated: Sep 22
Although we live in a world of uncertainty, we can find comfort in God. He can comfort us in the midst of chaos.
We live in a world of uncertainty, which is causing fear, worry, and panic. The circumstances we face are uncommon to what we are used to.
We don't know who to trust as we see falsity in business, governments, and those who swore to uphold their nations principles.
So many stories are being told making it hard to decipher fact from fiction as conspiracy theories are being told to confuse people and distract us from the truth.
And artificial Intelligence (AI) and technology are shaping our way of living and influencing our way of life.
Technology has changed the way we communicate. It influences our lifestyle; from the way we travel to the way we eat. From the way we read books and the way we seek medical care.
We live in a quick and fast world that is convenient.
The very thing designed to make our lives easier has made us susceptible to unwelcome intrusions.
We are faced with other threats like viruses that are diverse making it hard to classify them or relate them to a source. But it's not new that we are fighting unseen forces that put us at a disadvantage (Ephesians 6:12). What we are experiencing has happened before and what we are seeing may be a prelude to what will be our future's norm.
We may never get the truth to an outbreak like the coronavirus. We are left with speculations and little facts.
The book of Revelation's speaks about pestilence and plaques that will happen. And the Scriptures warns us that grim times will come.
It seems as if we don’t have control over what is happening and will happen in this world. Unless you are in a position of power and influence, you have little to no authority in decision making. It can be scary to not have much control over what happens in your life.
The Bible talks about why we are going through the unexpected crises we are facing. In John 10:10 it says, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy."
The thief is our adversary (Satan), and what makes him effective is he is driven by a sadistic hate for humankind. His hate has propelled him to use and influence people to do things that have caused consequences for humanity. Because of what we are doing and have done, we are experiencing the aftermath.
"The earth suffers for the sins of its people, for they have twisted God's instructions, violated his laws, and broken his everlasting covenant."
—Isaiah 24:5 (NLT)
But be encouraged, we have help.
The Bible warns us of what we will be seeing in the present time and future.
Matthew 24:6 ESV says, "and you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet."
God assures us that with Him we have peace. In life we may have many trials and sorrows, but we are encouraged to take heart, because he has overcome the world (John 16:33). Also He will take care of us when we are in need (Philippians 4:19).
Even if it's a plague, when you connect with God you have his healing abilities in you. Instead of being harmed you can be healed from any plague or disease (Mark 16:18).
Having a relationship with God puts you in a position of safety (2 Timothy 1:7).
We are in control
When you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you are now in a position of authority; not because of you, but because of Him.
When Jesus rose from death, he was seated at the right hand of God the Father and "right hand" signifies a position of authority.
We have an inherence and a right to receive those things that were inherited to Jesus because we have become heirs of God the Father and co-heirs with Jesus (Romans 8:17).
We are His beneficiaries and one of these rights is having authority over conditions and situations like diseases, viruses, and catastrophes.
Whenever we speak and declare something in Jesus's name it becomes law. It’s like being a king and whatever the king says becomes a law. And according to Scripture we are kings while God is the Supreme King (Revelation 1:6, 17:14).
It's like when you ask someone to do something for you and you tell them to tell the person "Tell them I sent you." This is done so the recipient knows the request is coming from you as if you're asking them yourself.
Just like when a king makes a decree and it becomes mandate. When we speak in accordance with God’s Word, it too becomes mandate.
The centurion in Matthew 8:8-9 understood this."The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits."
— Proverbs 18:21 (NIV)
When we speak into our lives and circumstances what God says, that the angels listen and act quickly to bring about the request. They act right away when they hear God's Words spoken (Psalms 103:20).
In Biblical times a king's name was used as a representation of the king. An official messenger might deliver a message in the name of the king, and this meant that while he's delivering the message in the king's place, he has the king's authority, and you must listen as if it was the king himself speaking to you.
Jesus has the most exalted name ever to exist and will exist; and when you act on Jesus' name, you receive Jesus' status to command things in your life to be the way it should be. So, while everyone is running around in fear and panic, you can rest in His safety.
Rest in God's peace
Peace is something you don't have to go get or work for, it is something that is given to you (John 14:27).
Peace is here for those who have a relationship with God and is available to those who decides to live in it. Simply trust God by standing firm on His Word and refuse to change your position.
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you (2 Thessalonians 3:16). Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid (John 14:27).
While on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows but take heart, because Jesus came to overcome the world (John 16:33).
Jesus defeated the conflicts and struggles we experience and when you abide in Him you will find comfort.
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A call for salvation
When you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, His spirit will come to live inside you. This is one of the greatest blessings of salvation. You don't have to go through someone else to get to God, and He will live in your heart where you and Him become one and have a relationship.
All you have to do is make the choice of salvation by repenting of your sins and accepting Jesus into your life by confessing that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that He came from Heaven to die for your sins (Romans 10:9).
Here's a prayer that you can say to get saved:
Jesus, I confess that you are Lord, and I believe you died and was risen for my sins. I have sinned against you, and I repent and ask for forgiveness of my sins, and I accept you as my personal Lord and Savior. Come into my heart and wash away my sins with your blood and make me clean, and I receive you by faith as my Lord and Savior. Thank you for forgiving me and making me into a new person—in Jesus's name, Amen.
Once you have done this, please pray and ask God to guide you to a ministry where you can grow, mature, and start living the abundant life Jesus promised and died for.
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