The coronavirus pandemic has many lessons for our sin-sick society. We should heed them, learn from them, and brace for even worse scenarios in the not too distant future. Dooms day prophet? Call it what you will.
For the naysayers, the sceptics, mockers, and all those who bash Christians, there are many messages and lessons in this pandemic FOR YOU. The day is fast approaching when those of you who are still alive, will witness with your own eyes, the warnings from the Bible, which you reject and scorn, about days like these that are upon us. This is not the end. In all likelihood, the pandemic will disappear, and things will get back to normal. You will soon forget 2020 and back to your normal self. Perhaps in your lifetime, you will see more disastrous days like these, but whether you are alive or not, they will come for sure!
For the true followers of Christ, we must stick to His Word, not what men are saying and preaching. Just follow what’s written in your Bible, prove it for yourself because one of the signs of the end times that Jesus gave in Matt 24:11, “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” YOU have a duty to follow the Word and not base your beliefs on your church tradition and what you have been taught without proving it for yourself. 1 John 4:1, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
As we approach the season of the New Testament Passover/Lord Supper, we as Christians, realize how much we need Jesus Christ in our lives. Jesus Christ is our Passover, not out Easter. The Word of God does not support Easter, there is no such festival in the Bible. What is in the New Testament is Christ observing the Passover. He was, and is, the Passover Lamb who was sacrificed for the sins of the world. 1 Cor. 5:7 clearly tells us, “For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.” Christ is our Passover, so if you are observing a pagan-rooted festivals about eggs, hot-cross buns and Easter bunnies, and other fertility symbols, ask yourself what they have to do with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ – one of the most significant acts in the Bible? The Lamb was, and is, the symbol of sacrifice and Jesus is portrayed as the innocent Lamb that was slaughtered for our sins, not bunnies and eggs. That’s a man-made concept!
In this season of Passover, let us remember who it represents. Not because Christians have been observing pagan-rooted festivals for hundreds of years, and ignoring the true festivals of God found in Lev. 23, means they are right. If they were not ordained or sanctified by the Word of God, they are something else, especially when He gives you the genuine and holy ones.
We should use the current pandemic as a time to seriously examine our relationship with God and what He expects from us. We should redeem the time and use the opportunities available to warn and to witness (the internet is widely svailable) to everyone that we are living in dangerous times and it is only going to get worse. We should learn from the pandemic that YAHWEH is the only One, who can protect us, and that we need to be true to Him for Who He is, and what He stands for.
The doubters and unbelievers will continue their ridicule. “The fool says in his heart there is no God,” Psalm 14:1. “In his pride the wicked man does not seek Him; in all his schemes there is no God,” Psalm 10:4. Christians know the day or reckoning is coming.
We must continue to prepare for His glorious return, pandemic or no pandemic. We must continue to spread the Word about His sacrifice for all human beings that were ever been born. We must tell everyone there is NO OTHER HOPE but Jesus Christ, even in face of mockery, ridicule, and being branded with derogatory names. Our God is sovereign, and still charge, not asleep at the wheels as some may want you to believe.
“Rise up, O God, defend Your cause! Remember how the fool mocks You all day long,” Psalm 74:22. “Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for God’s wrath. For it is written: “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says the Lord On the contrary, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head,” Romans 12:19.
Let us learn some valuable lessons from the current pandemic, even if the lessons take us back to the basics…A, B, C, D, E… of knowing who God is, and what He expects from us as the firstfruits of the coming harvest. For more on this subject, download FREE our booklet, CHRIST OUR PASSOVER.