“Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.
‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5: 1-16)
Its no secret that we live in very trying times. If our lives were not stressful enough without a global pandemic to add to the mix. We all were already stretched to the breaking point before all this happened, now how are we going to cope?
It is not about us!
Everything is not about us!
We must remember and understand that what is happening around us is not all about our individual lives. Yes, we are all being tormented in one way or another. We are hearing of loss that none of us wish upon our enemies, yet we are instructed to move on. We are told that we are to be His Mighty Solders and that we must Stand when the time comes. We must hold true to what is right in this world, as we all see it turning dark fast……
If you haven’t noticed the state borders within the United States are about to be shut down, limiting travel due to the Covid 19 Virus. The plan is to have some places open for business while other locations must contain the virus prior to being released back into civilization.
Many communities are calling for mandatory testing and some are requiring a blood sample. The countries who have contained the virus, test thousands of people every day. The moto is test everyone all the time to contain the virus. If only there was some way to implant a devise that would test the subject all day, every day and will notify the authorities as soon as the subject tests positive? Only during this time in humanity could a concept like that be possible and probable at the same time.
We who are able to see, understand what is unfolding within our global society. We have heard the warning given to us from the Prophets of Old and we have been longing, just as they did, for the return of our Messiah!
Look up as your redemptions draws near, but don’t forget about the snake at your feet. We all must understand that the battle has just begun. This the beginning of the Birth Pains. We have a long way to go before we see our Lord. Until that time, we must bring Him honor and glory for what He has done for us and those we love. We must honor Him until we are with Him!
“Therefore, since we have been justified though faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into their hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him though the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God thought our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” (Romans 5: 1-11)