Pastor’s Blog 4.14.20
Crazy times we are experiencing right? How quickly the stability of this life can change for sure. We truly cannot trust in anything but God for our real security, can we? I, like yourselves, am being overloaded daily with various opinions and conspiracy theories about what is happening in our world right now. So who do you believe? Who is telling the truth? We may never know for sure, but what we do know is nothing has changed with God and He is telling us the truth!
5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.
There is a lot of waiting going on right now and while we wait for this pandemic to pass we need to focus on what matters most; truth! God’s truth, not the latest whistleblowers’ word, but the word of God! Almost daily I see the reports of contradictions to what we are being told by the government, and I understand the frustration of trying to figure out just who is telling the truth. I listen and ponder, but I refuse to allow it to consume me and waste too much time trying to discern who is right.
In this age of information anyone with a connection to the internet can “become an expert” on the world’s affairs, or a theologian, or a medical expert or a science expert. So what is the truth and who do we believe?
17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
I will continue to preach the word and focus on the word and believe the word and I hope you will too! Let’s see what the word says about things like what are happening right now.
Here is what we declared this past Sunday morning:
27 Jesus Teaches the Fear of God “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.
28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
So, I would say do not fear a virus that can kill the body, but fear God who can destroy body and soul in hell! I would say lets get and keep our hearts right before Him!
22 Do Not Worry Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.
23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?
25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?
27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
29 “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.
30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.
31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
32 “Do not fear , little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys.
34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Over and over more than 360 times we are told not to fear, this means we can do something about fear, we can stand against it with the power of God, His word, and His Spirit!
Have a blessed week and stay in “the truth”!