I have already posted the full blog from one of my favourite teachers (from Canada), Terry Somerville on Facebook last week: Check out his video here: This is a Holy Moment – Don’t Waste it
As always, I really like what he has to say. Here’s a summary:
In the middle of this world wide crisis there is a totally holy thing that God is doing. This is a Holy Moment and we must not waste it.
Everyone has heaps of questions about what is behind the Covid19 so called pandemic and conspiracy theorists are having a ball. Nevertheless, it does pay to seek God and ask Him what He is saying at this time, and what He might require of each one of us.
The following three podcasts might help you get a balanced overall perspective of what is happening now and what will happen future:
If you don’t know what God’s word says about the current crisis and what will happen up ahead, how can you share hope with your family and friends?
Jesus said: “You know the saying, ‘Red sky at night means fair weather tomorrow; red sky in the morning means foul weather all day.’ You know how to interpret the weather signs in the sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the signs of the times!” Matthew 16: 2-3 NLT.
“We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work”. John 9:4
Here is a prayer the Lord told me to pray when I first asked Him how He wanted me to pray in regard to the Corona Virus. I believe I heard Him say: “Bind the virus in the name of Jesus and break its power and hold over you and ALL your family. Bind the spirit of fear over your nation and repent for the sins of the people”.
Janet and I take communion every morning and pray for our family… now we add this prayer. Be blessed and safe, under the precious blood of Jesus.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Fear (Eugene H. Merrill)
While the normal meaning of fear as dread or terror is retained in the theological use of the terms, a special nuance of reverential awe or worshipful respect becomes the dominant notion….. Usually, however, the fear of the Lord is an inducement to obedience and service:to fear God is to do his will…. To fear God is to know Him and to know Him is to fear him. Such healthy fear enables one to praise God; to enjoy benefits and blessings at his hand; to rest in peace and security and to experience length of days But fear of God also produces fear of wrath and judgment in those who do not know him or who refuse to serve him.
So what, you may ask, does the fear of the Lord mean? I like some thoughts JoHanna Reardon says in her blog on Christianity Today: What does it mean to fear God? JoHannah Reardon
She says I often hear people explain the fear of the Lord as a mere respect or reverence. But the Bible uses the word fear at least 300 times in reference to God, so we make a mistake when we downplay it.
Scripture is full of examples of how fearing God is a positive rather than a negative thing… And lest you think this is only an Old Testament idea, note that Jesus states this stronger than anyone when he says:
"Don't be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell".
Hear the full podcast message here
Ray Curle, truth bringer and watchman. From pirate radio to campaign manager for the late evangelist Bill Subritzky, Ray is now running Wild Side Ministries (evangelism with a prophetic edge),