People need the truth, and the truth can be sent out to everyone now by using the internet. It is our light to the world.
Change is as certain as life, and change can be on a scale from wonderful to dreadful. 2020 is becoming a horror in many ways. Now, it is predicted that over 100 thousand people have died from Covid 19. On a lesser note, I drive by businesses, especially restaurants, that are closed due to this horrible virus; they probably will never open again. Other businesses too have been marauded by this disease. We had the greatest economy, and now, we hear news that over 40 million people are now unemployed in the United States.
What does it all mean? Did we not follow Divine Elohim and are now being punished? Or, is this change that seems to just take place? That is a difficult question to answer. Are we transitioning to final judgement from Divine Elohim? Deuteronomy is full of do’s and don’ts concerning the faithfulness of God’s people. Deuteronomy translates to second law. It is a review of what the Israelite children are to remember when they enter the promised land.
Deuteronomy 26:16 “This day the LORD your God commands you to observe these statutes and judgments; therefore, you shall be careful to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul. 17 Today you have proclaimed the LORD to be your God, and that you will walk in His ways and keep His statutes, His commandments, and His judgments, and that you will obey His voice. 18 Also today the LORD has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments, 19 and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, in praise, in name, and in honor, and that you may be a [a]holy people to the LORD your God, just as He has spoken.”
As a nation, we are not following God’s laws. But the promise is that we would be a holy people and “set high above other nations.”
However, if we do not follow God’s commandments, we will have His anger against us.
Deuteronomy 2927 Then the anger of the LORD was aroused against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book. 28 And the LORD uprooted them from their land in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.
29 “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
It would be wonderful if our nation went to God’s divine laws. Our curses would become blessings. Is COVID 19 judgement upon us for not following divine laws? That one I cannot specifically answer.
As a nation, bad things are happening to us, and we are not following God’s laws. That relationship seems obvious to me. What should we do?
For our church, the simple answer is to continue spreading the word of God around the world. The internet is both a blessing and a curse, but we use it as a blessing. We are doing the job of the watchman:
Ezekiel 33: 6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take [any] person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.”
The use of the internet does have expenses as do cameras, sound boards, speakers, microphones, and other such necessary items. Yet, we are able to virtually teach people around the world.
Matthew 24: 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
We are having significant problems in this country, and with the help of the internet, we are preaching the gospel around the world. We are doing a specific duty. We are a witness and a warning.
Will the United States go to God and begin to follow His laws? More than likely, we will not as a nation. However, a few watch people will continue to send out the truth. It is so important that we keep that light going.
Matthew 5: 15 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. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
We may be transitioning toward final judgement as a nation due to not following God’s laws, but we are to send out the light of truth to everyone who will listen. Therefore, the expense of internet and equipment is a small price to pay if only one person listens and turns to God.
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