KEY SCRIPTURE: John 3:11 KJV “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.”
Man is always torn between accepting the truth or believing a lie. At creation, Adam and Eve his wife sadly accepted the lies of Satan and rejected the truth of God. The Lord Jesus, who is truth personified sat before lawyer Nicodemus yet He did not receive the truth but believed a lie. The Lord said the following to him: John 3:11 KJV” Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.” This unfortunately is the state of most men. The word says Satan is the Father of liars and so he has managed to deceive the whole world. Rev 12:9.
Satan and his angels are not powerful in comparing to God’s power, yet it seems they are in charge of everything. This is so because men believe the lies of the devil than the truth of God. The bible says men would believe the lies of the devil in the last days.
2Th 2:11 KJV “‘And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” Whenever men, live in fear and in hopelessness, then it simply means they have rejected the truth of the master and are believing the voice of the liar. The ‘whole world’ including some Christians are so much afraid of COVID 19. There is a difference between being preventive and being fearful.
To be preventive is to obey the natural laws of safety without any subjective feeling of torment caused by fear.
It is always right to be preventive, but very wrong to be afraid.
Fearfulness is a feeling of hopelessness with an inner torment. The child of God is never hopeless.
What has the Lord also said, that should make us also feel confident and safe? Psalms 91:4 KJV” He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” No one who believes this statement would be in fear of the virus. Why do children of God also reject God’s word and believe the devil. We can get this answer by considering why Eve believed the devil. (Gen 3:1-7) Eve, after hearing the devil, placed her personal advantage or interest first before the Lord’s word. In that moment she, fell into the trap the enemy had set up, and so openly decided to act for her advantage. This is the way, even believers fall for the lies of the devil, and reject the truth, which is always meant for their blessing, healing, protection, promotion and many more.
Dear child of God, we are not on this earth to seek our interest or advantage.
Our existence is to always bring pleasure to our dear heavenly father by doing what He tells us. Rev. 4:11. ” Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created”.
THE TRUTH IS THAT EVERY LAW, INSTRUCTION, OR COMMAND OF GOD IS FOR THE LIBERATION OF MAN.
Dear child of God, always believe in the love, wisdom and power of God, to accept every word of God, no matter, whether it sounds reasonable or foolish.
THOUGHT: DO NOT REASON ABOUT WHAT GOD SAYS, ACCEPT IT
1 John 4:18 KJV “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
1 John 1:5 KJV “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”