Safe In God's Arms
As you know, I have not been a person to go on Facebook for silly things like meals, cars, and vacation trips. I do, however, believe there are times we should communicate the ideas of God to His people and the world. So, here are the things our Father has instructed me to share.
First, we should not panic or live in fear. Let us be honest and confess most of our concern is in the possibility we will lose the pleasures of this world. Think about it; the government has asked people to shelter at home for two weeks and just stay calm. For the child of God, that means time for the Lord and our families.
While I do believe we should be informed to make the proper plans, we should not watch negative things ALL DAY! Remember, even without the virus, three people die every 2 seconds in America. That’s right; three people die every 2 seconds. So why are we so terrified? Just relax and watch God take care of His people.
Second, let us stop the judgment talk. So many Christians are using this opportunity to condemn the world and say this virus is the judgment of God against them. I do believe we serve a God who has a judgemental side; however, we seem to miss His mercy and love. Come on, do you think God's is sitting in Heaven saying, “let Me just send a plague to make some sick and kill off others”? Search the Bible, when God moves, HE MOVES! Just ask the Egyptians, in one night, all of the firstborn were killed. Except those under the blood hmmmmm. (I wonder if there is a lesson in the story for us; those under the blood were spared!). I believe we should pray and ask for mercy. When you call on God for forgiveness, He will answer with grace. He is waiting to hear our cry.
Third, remember our God is FAITHFUL to His word. This situation is here, and we are doing what we can. Now it is up to God to do what we cannot. God has NEVER lied to His people. Come on, brothers and sisters, why all the fear. We should be the most relaxed people in the world. GOD IS IN CONTROL!
Now I realize some of you are experiencing a financial challenge currently. Here is what the Lord instructed me to share with you at this time:
Joel 2:21-32 (TLB)
21 Fear not, my people; be glad now and rejoice, for he has done amazing things for you.
22 Let the flocks and herds forget their hunger; the pastures will turn green again. The trees will bear their fruit; the fig trees and grape vines will flourish once more.
23 Rejoice, O people of Jerusalem, rejoice in the Lord your God! For the rains he sends are tokens of forgiveness. Once more the autumn rains will come, as well as those of spring.
24 The threshing floors will pile high again with wheat, and the presses overflow with olive oil and wine.
25 “And I will give you back the crops the locusts ate!—my great destroying army that I sent against you.
26 Once again you will have all the food you want. “Praise the Lord, who does these miracles for you. Never again will my people experience disaster such as this.
27 And you will know that I am here among my people Israel, and that I alone am the Lord your God. And my people shall never again be dealt a blow like this.
28 “After I have poured out my rains again, I will pour out my Spirit upon all of you! Your sons and daughters will prophesy; your old men will dream dreams, and your young men see visions.
29 And I will pour out my Spirit even on your slaves, men and women alike,
30 and put strange symbols in the earth and sky—blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
31 “The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible Day of the Lord shall come.
32 “Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved; even in Jerusalem some will escape, just as the Lord has promised, for he has chosen some to survive.
I wanted to use the Living Bible just for emphasis and ease of application. GOD IS GOING TO RESTORE ALL YOU HAVE LOST! You may ask from where did this word come. I say It came from the Word of God, so it is absolutely true.
Okay, saints, rest, relax, and relate to God. Cast all your care upon Him as He cares for you.
Grace to all!
Bishop Eric A. Lambert, Jr.
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