Christians & COVID-19
The crisis we find ourselves in today, as Christian, we certainly need to be doing more. Doing more, indeed, as you may come to understand in the subsequent “Could it Be” scenarios which are from scripture and address the American Christian and our present crisis as a Christian. Could it be, Okay, mini-sermons, (if there is such a thing), however, the purpose of this article is to get the Christian as well as the nonbeliever to renew the intimate love relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ, renewal for the Christian, if indeed, they were actually born-again Christians in the first place. For the nonbeliever, it is simple, a simple warning across the bow of life as you have been able to live it in a nation set apart for Christians.
God warned the Hebrews in Egypt of the coming tenth plague, the plague of the death of the first-born, and should you read Exodus chapters 11-13, you will see the warning and the shield of survival or security of protection which He instructed the Hebrews to use. The blood of the lamb on the lintel and posts of the door.
God gave warning through the Prophet Amos, that Israel had forsaken their commitment to sincerely worship God from their heart. Their worship had become nauseating to Him and that He was about sort out their transgressions. Amos 5: is for the reading and the key verse is Amos 5:24. Christians, like Hebrews understand and know that God is a holy God, and in order to be a holy God He must judge His people, and He must set His hand against the evil of disobedience and the evil of disobedience to His holy Laws. Laws? Yes, laws, there are two sets of laws; first, the moral law of God, which is the Ten Commandments; second, is the Sacrificial Laws, which include worship and a commitment to worship God in the truth and the Spirit. Through the Old Testament, God reveals his consequences for disobedience to His laws. Adam & Eve, Noah and the Flood, Sodom & Gomorrah, Lot’s Wife, Captivity. God’s Prophets and Angels gave stern warnings, but, they also foretold of the Messiah Jesus who would come and truly set them free, not so much to set them free of oppression from nations, but to set them free from the curse of the law, the consequences of their disobedience and rebellion; the sins of the nation Israel.
Jesus would become the last sacrificial lamb, the Lamb of God. Who would come to set them free from the curse of the law which is death? Only Jesus, God’s only begotten Son. However, Jesus commanded us to be obedient to the Moral Law (the Ten Commandments) of God. Plus, Jesus gave us more, but our sins would not require the blood of lambs, His blood spilt on the cross was spilt for all the sins of the world, past, present and future. Confession, Repentance, with a truly sincere heart, we are forgiven, and that sin is forgotten.
In the Book of Revelation, Jesus tells His Church in the first three chapters, a warning and sets His plumb-bob straight for us to repent. He tells us what we are doing right, and yet he tells us through five of the seven churches what we are doing wrong. I believe that we are doing something wrong as reflected in all five, but the one, that is so displeasing to Jesus is the church of compromise. The church of Pergamos, and the church of Laodicea. Point is Jesus reveals their condition and warns them what they need to do, and the consequences if they do not.
Our problem as American Christians, is that we live in the world every day, and have, since the Mayflower anchored in Boston Harbor, and over the centuries our Christian commitment has grown weak, yes our worship has become very compromised as we have set about achieving the American Dream, raising our children the best that we are able, paying our taxes for an increasingly inadequate – ever expanding and a socialist corrupt government. A government that has become Constitutionally unrecognizable, and a government that has been eroding our constitutional rights especially our Christian religious liberty and freedom. The world has been working overtime from the time of the witch hunts, to the zealots on the frontier, showing the American people that Christianity is more harmful than good. But the average American Christian has weathered the storm, but not in such great shape.
A large percent of the American Christians has politically and socially been forced to compromise our faith commitment to keep jobs, keep freedom of speech, and to hold and conduct worship services unless we adhere to political correctness, and accept non-biblical policies of liberalism. To start, if we want to maintain our tax-exempt status which means that our tithers would not be able to deduct tithe and the church would have to pay business taxes to the state and to the federal government. Leaving the best of churches to face closing down; many Christians have chosen their 30 pieces of silver, to compromise their faith commitment and follow the world system.
The church would have no choice in what was preached and taught in our Bible Studies. Christians had no option but to compromise in our faith, or so it seemed. But we allowed our denominational leaders to indirectly place money ahead of the Headship of Jesus over His church. The real motive we assemble and listen to a preacher half heartedly preach the Word of God and apply the Word of God to our everyday spiritual battle in the world. Somewhere some of that Christian leadership forgot about defending the Christian faith. Not all Protestant Christian preachers compromised even at the risk of being sued or the risk of losing the Tax Status of a non-profit. Remember “we are in this world but, not of this world, (Jn. 17:16 KJV) and “If the world hates you, understand (keep in mind), that it hated Me First.” (Jn. 15:18 – BSB – NIV)
But, God knows what He is doing or so I firmly believe, however, compromised church leaders would not stand and fight, not until a couple of Constitutional conservative law firms started to step up and challenge some of the targeting lawsuits against Christians and Christian concerns, targeted by the cabal and brought by the ACLU under the “Civil Liberties” Act, which was created by the Kennedy Brothers, John & Bobby, However, John didn’t live long enough to sign it into law, but, one of the first things Johnson did after being sworn in as President (which was immediately after John Kennedy was pronounced dead from an assassin’s bullet). Then later took on the bill as his legacy when he signed it into law, then working against his true Southern Democrat nature to ensure the black vote for the Democrat Party. Enslaving the African American culture and people to the Democrat Party, and the liberal Washington plantation.
Nonetheless, the Civil Liberties Bill became the rallying point for the liberal cabal, and the Atheist’s ACLU funded by the infamous George Soros. However, let it be noted here that politicians operated under a new form of government within our constitutional government; the name of that type of government is “Plutocracy” (plo͞oˈtäkrəsē – noun – 1… government by the wealthy. “the attack on the Bank of England was a gesture against the very symbol of plutocracy” – a country or society governed by the wealthy. “no one can accept public policies which turn a democracy into a plutocracy” – an elite or ruling class of people whose power derives from their wealth. – “officials were drawn from the new plutocracy”).
It is my studied opinion, that what has been happening since FDR’s socialism has been like a slimy evil thief, coming in unaware and no-one really noticed the growth and handpicked agency heads of the exploding bureaucracy with the fat-cat bureaucrats. We now refer to it as the “Deep State” or as I prefer “Shadow Government,” of liberal socialists or globalists who for the past four or five decades have been brainwashing our children through public schools, and children’s TV, games and movies. The effort to transform our culture has happened because we allowed it. Our compromise on God’s moral law (the Ten Commandments), and the compromise in our faith commitment, and it has led to a compromise in our personal life in the world. And why should we expect anything different? We have slowly taken on the things of the world, and like the Hebrews of the Amos 5:24 era, we have allowed modernity-liberalism into biblical Christianity we have brought the world into our spiritual lives, and that is putrid to God.
History has shown that God will warn the false worshipers, false teachers, false prophets and their false doctrines that he will, and is about ready to rain down his wrath in judgement against evil and evil doers, Christian or heathen, it matters not with God, but He being a just God warns us to renew our minds… renew our spiritual passion for Him, or in other words, get our ducks in a row. The time is ripe for a new awakening, the time is ripe for a great revival of His people. His judgment will flood the land like an unexpected tidal wave, His righteousness like a flood from ever-flowing streams. Perhaps, it is time we built a spiritual ark? By renewing our minds and sincere commitment to Jesus our Lord.
The COVID-19 virus, what about the virus? The only thing I know about the virus is that it is dangerous and deadly, but, no more than most flu viruses that come along each “flu season.” The magnitude and panic is of the world, manufactured by greedy faux news and global scientists who are feeding faulty and rigged information into faulty models, to keep the people in a chaotic panic, relying on the government to fix it and save us from death, and for the right price the politicians will promote the faulty models, and greedy scientists and corporate pharmaceuticals, the shadow government agencies to keep the American people dependent on government that we will continue to sell them our souls through votes, and further enslavement to a socialist plutocratic government.
Well so it seems we are ready and waiting for our fair round of pieces of silver, that the condition of our soul is now nearly non-existent. But, I also see the COVID-19 virus as a great opportunity to reflect on my spiritual condition and a personal evaluation of my faith commitment to Jesus, and to be honest I have been slipping in certain areas, caught-up in the world by writing about the corrupt political leaders and their coup d’état – coup d’cabal, to make this Christian nation a socialist nation and part of the Global Socialist Union.
Caught up in the world system to the neglect of my daily devotion, my daily frequent visit to the pages of His Word, being constant in prayer and fellowship with my creator through the presence of the Holy Spirit. This time with the shelter-in-place and listening to what the bureaucrats are telling me to do because of my COPD, and age has kept me in. and given me the opportunity to listen to God as he led me to really reconsider Amos the fifth chapter … all in context of the chapters before and after; witch led to evaluating my condition with the seven churches of Asia Minor of the book of Revelation, and in turn let me renew my mind and spirit and revive my passion for Jesus, renew my faith commitment to depend only on God for my well being with no compromise.
I will continue to write about the evil of this nation and of the protestant Christian church, but not to the neglect of my faith commitment and call to the gospel ministry of our Lord Jesus. I pray for a great revival of our Christian faith, which produces a great awakening and outreach of disciples to gather the harvest of souls that will be seeking the Lord. Christianity is standing on the threshold of regaining the strength of God in the nation and the world system.
Listen then to what the Spirit is telling you, listen for that still small sweet voice from deep in your heart, calling you, calling you to humble yourself before the throne of God and confess your sin and the sin of our nation and pray, and God will hear you from heaven and heal our land. Take the chaotic panic of the virus as a warning and prepare your house, not as the world would prepare but spiritually sprinkle the blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus, on the lentil and posts of your doors that the wrath of God will pass you by.
There is no better time than right now to seek the face of our Lord and renew our hearts and minds, our intimate love relationship with Jesus.
God’s grace be with you, and shine through you. Remember, we are just sojourners traveling through this world on our way home.