Saturday, 25 April 2020

God is the One who shut down the world

It really is marvelous to stand back and see what God has done. God closed down the world. The mighty modern nations of the earth have been shut down. 91% of the population of the world is under some kind of restrictions, with somewhere between a third and a half of the world’s population in some kind of lockdown. God closed down the world because He can, because He is the Lord.

However, it appears that the primary switch God used to shut everything down was fear. And what is it that people fear? People fear death. Why? Because they are guilty, and they fear the judgment of God for their sins.

But Christ died in order to deliver us from the fear of death and our slavery to that fear. And He did that by taking our sin, dying in our place for our sin, and thereby disarming the devil’s power of death – His power to accuse us for our sin.

So then, are you fearful? The same God who shut the whole world down, numbers the hairs on your head. Our Jesus holds the keys of death and Hades, and there is no condemnation in Him.    

Monday, 20 April 2020

He tasted death that I might drink wine

Love is that liquor sweet and most divine,Which my God feels as blood; but I, as wine.
From George Herbert's poem, The Agonie. You can listen to it here

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Trying to remove God from His position

Modern technocratic man does not object to predestination at all. He objects to predestination by God. He wants to remove God from His divine position in such a way as to create a job opening. 
That is deep!


Corona versus Christ? We know how this battle ends

Monday, 13 April 2020

God rules over coronavirus

Nature is not sovereign. Satan is not sovereign. Sinful man is not sovereign. God rules them all (Lk 8:25; Job 1:12; 2:6; Acts 4:27-28). And so we say with Job, “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2). Therefore, God not only comprehends the coronavirus; he has purposes for it. God does nothing, and permits nothing, without wise purposes. Nothing just happens. Everything flows from the eternal counsels of God (Eph. 1:11). All of it is wisdom. All of it is purposeful. For those who trust Jesus Christ, all of it is kindness. For others, it is a merciful wake-up call: “Let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price” (Rv 22:17)