Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
House quarantines, business shut down—some forever; churches locked out from it’s people; over a million people testing positive for CV-19, which represents less than 1% of the population tested, and soon to approach 70,000 deaths. A new fear pervades the land as politicians, scientists, and citizens are uncertain of what to do. Add to this a growing unrest by citizens to loosen restraints and seek the return of our constitutional rights, as decisions have almost destroyed our economy.
Amidst all of this we, Christians, are faced with nagging questions like: Where do we go from here? The answer though is not so easy as we balance civil obedience to a government attempting to protect us, our constitutional rights, and our Biblical mandate. Lord willing, this will end before Americans assert their Constitutional rights as the actual government or our Biblical mandate(s). So the question we Christians must answer is still “Where Do We Go From Here?”
To answer that question we must first answer questions of choices. 1.) Whom / What shall we fear: man, sickness, or God? 2.) Whom / What is our supreme authority & truth: man or God and His Word? 3.)Who / What is your ultimate protector: man, government, or Jehovah Jesus? 4.) Who governs the New Testament: Local Church and activities, civil government or King Jesus?
As Christians the answers to these questions are obvious. Our Lord governs the universe (Psalm 24). His church , our hearts, and destiny. He governs the affairs of men and their future.
Where we go from here then is where we always must go, to the Lord. We go to the Lord to pray for souls perishing and fearful. We go to the Lord for wisdom for how and what we must do next. We go to the Lord for who and how we minister to the lost, the hurting, the brethren. Finally, we must go to the Lord, our Redeemer, to prepare for the rapture. Truly, our “redemption draweth nigh” and all these events are a prelude for His coming. Be Ready! That is where we go next.