It’s difficult for preachers to explain what’s going on. We try to use all of our reasoning to bring answers to the perplexity of the moment. Pastors all over the world are trying to explain the pandemic. The Bible gives us the only answer.
The Lord Jesus told us that this would happen. He forewarned us. However, we’ve seen many preachers use other Scriptures to explain it.
From complete covering protection from God in Psalm 91 to healing Scriptures in 1 Peter 2:24.
Then there’s the combination of Scriptures with medical means, and social distancing.
It’s like many are running around in circles to find something to make coronavirus cease and desist. And for the most part, if you’re really honest about it, the Scriptures work for some but it may not be working for others.
But have we gone to each person to ask them what they’ve done or not have done? Have we done an exhaustive, comprehensive investigation to come to a undeniable conclusion?
If we haven’t, then we can’t really come to any kind of conclusion as to why something didn’t work.
Many will say that Matthew 24:7 isn’t enough, when, if you’re really honest, it is enough.
Are you smarter than the Lord Jesus that told us that this will happen?
It’s still not enough? We have to give some explanation that makes sense?
Nothing will change the Word. Jesus said “Heaven and earth will pass away but My Word will never pass away.”
Then if we took a mirror and looked at our life, are we walking in the Lord circumspectly? Are we diligently taking heed to His Word? Are we serious about our relationship with the Lord? Do we still say and do things that displease the Lord?
Let the mirror testify.
Don’t break the mirror that will ALWAYS tell us all the truth about our lives.
Then you have the mockers or scoffers in the world.
Psalms 42:1-5 (NKJV Strong’s)
“As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
While they continually say to me,
“Where is your God?”
When I remember these things,
I pour out my soul within me.
For I used to go with the multitude;
I went with them to the house of God,
With the voice of joy and praise,
With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast.
Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
For the help of His countenance.
As the virus progresses and lingers, many people are losing faith in God. Exasperated and exhausted, they say just like in this Psalm…..
“I used to go with the multitude….”
This means that this person stopped going with the multitude to the house of God. Why? He lost hope because this person was cast down and disquieted (to scream) within himself.
When a dramatic and traumatic event occurs, and it’s hurt us real bad, we try to find an answer to explain why this in happening to us. And when it happens, we ask the question……….“Where is God?”
He never left. Then “Why did this happen to me?”
God knows but is it reason enough to be cast down and disquieted? Is it enough to stop going to the house of God with the multitude? Is it enough to stop praying to the Lord? Is it enough to quit on God?
Mockers will rise up and say, “See. Let this be a lesson to you.”
A lesson? Not to trust in the Lord because a pestilence is in the earth?
Like a pastor that had a service in the house of the Lord and declared things against coronavirus. He perished because of coronavirus. Even with following the CDC guidelines for meeting in the house of worship.
For many, it’s perplexing. Why would God allow the death of a pastor in the house of worship? Why would the pestilence hit him and other pastors and believers?
Is it enough to stop serving the Lord?
I pled the blood. I declared that I have blood on my doorposts and the death angel must pass over my house. I cursed coronavirus. I commanded it to leave and never return. In Jesus’ name!! I applied oil on my body. I called for the elders of the church to pray. I cried out to God. And nothing happened.
God. Where are You?!!!!!
Well, God. If this is how you’re going to be, it’s not worth serving You.
Malachi 3:13-15 (NKJV Strong’s)
“Your words have been harsh against Me,”
Says the Lord,
“Yet you say,
‘What have we spoken against You?’
You have said,
‘It is useless to serve God;
What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance,
And that we have walked as mourners
Before the Lord of hosts?
So now we call the proud blessed,
For those who do wickedness are raised up;
They even tempt God and go free.'”
It’s useless to go serve the Lord. USELESS!!!!
Folks. We will never see the whole picture at the way that the Lord sees it.
Why was James beheaded by Herod but Peter was released from prison by the angel?
Why did Paul tell Timothy to drink wine for his upset stomach instead of laying hands on him? Why was only one person healed at the pool of Bethesda and others remained in their condition, even with the Lord Jesus, the Son of God, walking among them?
No matter how bad it gets, it’s not worth quitting God over it.
Who’s going to keep me? Who’s going to be there for you and me?
Who will I trust more?
Certainly I will never trust man.
I will trust God. No matter what happens.
You can read Don Lemon’s diatribe here