The confusion, hurt, and pain from that alone were probably unbearable, but then came the thoughts: We have made such sacrifices, leaving family and businesses, risking it all on the belief that Jesus was the Messiah. Might it all have been in vain? How long before they come to get us? That is real stress and pressure.
The sad truth is, we are kept in ignorance with the prevailing teaching which tells us to sow money as seed faith to activate God’s power and receive from Him. BY THIS TEACHING, GOD HAS BEEN PRESENTED AS A FATHER WHO SELLS HIS GIFTS, BLESSINGS, HEALINGS, FAVOURS, TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AMONG HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
God revealed the grace intended for us to the Old Testament prophets, and they prophesied of it. What was revealed to them created curiosity that even angels desired to look into it. Know this, it was revealed to the Old Testament saints, but it was not meant for them. Thus they never experienced this grace in their time.
God demonstrated to us a perfect example of missions when he stepped out of heaven to reach out to us on earth after we sinned and got separated from Him. The Bible presents us with the foundation of ministry by showing us continually how and why a loving God is redeeming lost humanity in a consistent way.
The word salvation means, redemption, deliverance from danger, safety, restoration and healing,or snatching from evil. The only thing that is left for the world which is sin full is judgment. And it’s only a sacrifice by death that could avert this damnation.
This further strengthens the fact that, the devil, evil spirits and fallen angels have no authority over the redeemed man, but his only authority is that which the redeemed man gives him.
In Christ man is elevated above angels and the Devil.
That’s the way it’s been since the beginning – the Spirit and the Word working together. Think of the creation narrative in the very first chapter of Genesis. The Holy Spirit hovered above the face of the deep when God spoke all things into existence. God the Father gave the command, the Word was released, and the power of the Holy Spirit partnered with that Word to bring about creation.
To the surprise of the righteous, Jesus replied with the most powerful statement in this parable: ” very I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
In similar fashion to the inaugural Passover event, of which Jesus Christ is the fulfilment, there were self-imposed lockdowns. The Friday on which Jesus was crucified was not a “Good Friday”! It could never have been, and it hit Judas that he had made a terrible error of judgment.
Just like their days, today, the world is faced with a question for which we have no material answer – COVID19! Nations have given up and lost all hope, as they cannot explain COVID19. Yet the spread of death to regions is not moved NOR deterred by the powerlessness of modern intelligence and science to curb the threat. The question is, WHO HAS THE ANSWER?