There is a reason for this pandemic. Remember God’s word to us – to focus on things that are good. I quote,
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.Philippians 4:8
What do you make of this verse?
Colossians 3:2 goes on to say; set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
What is going on here? Looks like God is about to take us deep, deeper deepest. He is opening our eyes to see his heart this season. In another verse, the Bible gave a fantastic record that will put an end to the mysteries in our thought. Look at it in Matthew 6:23; but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
I here you say what things? That is a thought by default. In the previous verse (verse 32), the Bible says our Heavenly Father knows our needs. Oh my goodness. This means our needs are met. Nothing is impossible. God can do for us what man can not do. God can undo what the devil has done. God can change things. God knows about this pandemic. God is everything. He says to you and me; seek ye first the Kingdom of God; and all things…repeat this aloud ALL THINGS shall be added unto you. Praise God.
He is saying everything you need I your God will give it to you. If you come to me, if you open your heart & receive me, if you get rid of sin and self and everything of this world; if you come to me; I will live in you. Your heart will be my dwelling place. And out of your belly shall flow Rivers If Living Water. I am the Lord your God. Empty yourself of that guilt, clean your hands, but pay attention to the colour of your heart. Let me rule over your life. Walk with me, everything you need; I will give TO YOU.
Now the foundation has been laid. But every foundation has a principle. Every seed must be planted in a soil. Now that you have made the decision to turn a new leave, now that you are saying goodbye to sin and shackles of the devil; come to me with a broken and contrite heart. Do not worry about anything. Do not worry about what you eat, sickness, plague DO NOT WORRY ABOUT anything. You need me to water your plant. Let me nurture your decision by receiving your repentance. I am your God. Full of loving kindness. I go about visiting the iniquities and transgressions of thousands. I delight in mercy. Your sin will be white as snow. This is my message to you this season. Turn back to me. Come nearer to me with all of your hearts. You can not serve two masters at the same time.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.Matthew 6:23
BUT WHY THIS PANDEMIC LORD?
Now that you have asked. Let me show you a summary of all I have been saying. Three things you should know in this pandemic.
- It is a Test: God is using this period to test and check our belief systems and approaches in life. He is testing our strength, trust in him, our love for one another and faith.
- It is a call for a true repentance of people, church, family, communities, nations, countries and the globe. God wants us to turn our eyes to Him alone. God is a jealous God. He will never share His Glory with anyone.
- It is a period of complete sanitization: God is interested in seeing us commit to the purification and sanitization of our hearts like we do today. God knows that you and me have interest in keeping up with personal hygiene in our homes, cities, and offices. He knows you have bout sanitizers, and cleaning agents to do good works of maintenance. He knows, that we are not giving much attention to the main place; the temple; our hearts, God’s Altar. God wants to burn off every altar that is not in line with His world and replace it with new garments of his glory.
- What a wonderful God we serve.
Of a truth, let us come together and have a strategy to win this pandemic game. But, how has this pandemic & stay at home policy changed us? The true meaning of social distancing is to stay collected and connected with God. It is a time to mingle with the Holy Spirit. Just like we are connected to various networks and wifi, Are we connected to heavens. I mean the Kingdom of Heaven.
Speak in tongues somebody. Let us get connected to God even more in spirit and in truth.
What is the condition of your heart? It is time to appraise your self like the human resource will do in a division or organization. It is not a matter of judging another, but come to God on His Altar and give yourself a score. If you were to give yourself a gift for being on point and in line, in time of God’s word, what will your points be. Smiles, some people will start to apply mathematical equation here and some a+ nd b +. But the true situation is, it really does not matter, just come to God all ye nations.
Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand.
Repentance is not a cat walk, or a makeup box. It is not the change in colour of your shoes, lip stick or a brand shave. It is not a return from mainland to island or from one city to another. It is not a mere decision to not murder anymore. It is not a direction or a delegation. It is not a choice to lock yourself at home or keeping the instruction of governments policies in this pandemic. TRUE REPENTANCE is must be intentional focus to embrace God and embark on a journey with Him, without coercion or force.
It is a move unto to the right destination beginning in our hearts. It involves both turning away from sin and reaching out to the cross of Jesus on the Calvary and returning back to the Father where we are seated with him in the loins of His Begotten Son Jesus Christ; who paid the price for us. Repentance is a gift of God. It is not punishment.
Return to God Nigeria. Return to God all nations. Return to God World. Return to God Lagos State. Return to God Wives and Husbands. Return to God Excellencies, Presidents and Office of President, Return to God, State Governors and Office of State Governments. Return to God National House of Assembly, Return to God, Pastors & Church, Return to God friends and families, sisters and brothers. Return to God, Fathers and Mother’s. All youths and leaders. Return to God for all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. Return to God Dear World with a contrite heart in repentance.
Joel 2:12-13 says return to God with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. And rend your hearts not your garments.
The winning verse/authority
If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves, pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and heal their land.
Here ye the word of God.
There is extraordinary joy in the season of pandemic. In reality, it is the season of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we focus closely on God’s message to mankind, May we intentionally give thanks to Him; our true Lord & Saviour. He is the reason for this season. The Bible says in every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Some people may wonder why? Why? Why? Listen to this, The answer is in LUKE. Luke 22:19 King James Version (KJV) 19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Yet that is not enough, in prior to that, God has given us the greatest gift he could possibly give us – Jesus Christ, his own Son. No other gift could ever be more valuable or precious. And if God has given us the greatest gift, he will certainly not withhold lesser gifts. In this case it will be healing of our land. And ofcourse gift of Liberty against Covid- 19. God has given us victory.
We will dance this season no matter condition and put the devil to shame? For God so loved the world, that he GAVE his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). Praise God. As you dance, remember that God needs your heart. Come to God in repentance. We all need a Purification of our hearts. We have masked our nose, mouths against the spread of virus; but, have we taken off the mask of our hearts that Locks us against our God and the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit?
FaithfullyAnyaku Alicho Missions.