“You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions, stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you.” 2Chron.20:17.
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” Eph.2:6.
From our position ‘in Christ’ we can “see the deliverance the Lord has given us”. We have been delivered out of death (separation) and into life (union) with God (Eph.2:1-6). We are all growing up into this life and even now, our minds are being renewed daily to the benefits of this life, including authority and power over every disease (Matt.10:8, Luke 10:19).
None of us despise earthly wisdom. We all use seat belts, avoid sour milk and check the brakes in our car. And so we should. But our hope is not in avoiding disaster or disease. It is in knowing that, right in the midst of such enemies, we sit at a heavenly feast and our cup runs over. (Psalm 23). Such peace is not given so that we may chastise the world for being in fear, but that we may be still enough to hear the Fathers heart, beating for every soul in distress.
What is the Father doing about this crisis? He has planted the Spirit-filled body of Christ in every nation, a river of healing and wholeness. We are salt and light. We know what Spirit we are of. We are of Him who came to save mens lives, not destroy them (Luke 9:53-56). We have good news for a dying world. God loves you and His love is not like this worlds. His love is not conditional on your behaviour, for He set His heart on you, before you had done anything good or bad (2Tim.1:9). He knows the only love powerful enough to change your heart, is a love your heart doesn’t know, a love that keeps no record of wrongs, a love that nailed that record to a Cross (Col.2:14).
When this world looks to us in the coming weeks, for answers as to Gods view on all this, let us point them to the answer that He has given, His eternal view and opinion on each persons worth to Him; Christ and Him crucified.