It was Mahatma Gandhi that said, "God will dare not appear to a hungry man except in the form of bread". The gospel that changes lives is the one that addresses the realities and the challenges of the people. Many prophets of old prophesied to the realities of their day. It was the same manner Jesus conducted his ministry. He spoke that which is pertinent and relevant to the people per time and thereby was able to meet their needs. This is why Acts 10:38 could caption this, He went about meeting people at the point of their needs, and that is what we must do with the gospel. Like Tomi Arayomi said, our words and teachings, our insights must not just be sermons but seasonal.
Isn't that what the words of a ready writer conveys, "a word in season".
Isaiah 50:4 tells us,
||| The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned |||
A word in season is a word that speaks to the season. And that is what God has been tugging at my heart to do with my blog posts for this year, to write seasonally more than 'sermonally', this is why in the past year almost all of the blogpost addressed the raging issues of the day, covid 19 and all others! And that is what will happen this year too. Yes, there will be series where will just study the book of John or Mark or any other subject, but even at that, it will be in the light of what is happening around us! The gospel that makes an impact must speak within the context and the realities of the day! This is why I am starting a new series on HE TOOK YOUR INFIRMITIES WHY DO YOU NEED A VACCINE?
And in this series, I will be showing why dependence on Christ and his word is more reliable than any medicine or pharmaceutical product in the world. In this series, I will delve extensively into the technology of vaccines, what it is, separate the facts from the fantasy and show you how depending on Christ and his word trumps any other measures out there in the world.
I write this series in light of where we are in the world. Long before now, the vaccination controversy has raged on for years but more especially now with the covid 19 sagas of which a vaccine has been miraculously developed. I said miraculously because the standard time for the production of a vaccine is about 10 years. From the time the virus is cultured, isolated, developed the weaker version of the virus, package as a vaccine and the first three stages of trial for the vaccines all takes time and then we talk of the mass production and yet in less than one year, a virus that is still under study has miraculously got a vaccine? This is why people all over the world are skeptical and suspicious about this "miracle vaccine" that has defied all standards set by previous vaccines!
And then we have the rumors, both sensible and outlandish of what this vaccine can do? Is this vaccine safe? Will it change my DNA? Is it the mark of the beast? Does it carry a chip that will store all information about me and through which interconnectivity with the 5G and Internet of things manipulate me? All of these are the controversies raging about these new vaccines and after about 9 months of intensive study on this subject and on all the submissions of the people who are related to this, I am writing this series to separate the facts from the fantasy, the truth from deception.
We are in the days of deception, this might not be obvious to everyone. Fear is everywhere, that is palpable, but deception is not palpable, this is why the Bible says in the last days the very "ELECT WILL.BE DECEIVED" and that tells you that whatever deceives the elect is not obvious. Deception is not falsehood, deception is just a little twist or coloration of the truth or a reduction in the intensity of the truth! When Satan was going to deceive Eve in the garden, he still quoted God's very word but with a little twist! When he was going to tempt Jesus on the mountain he told him about how he can "jump from the cliff" because God has given His angels charge over him to protect him in the course of doing that! Isn't that the truth? No! It's when you look closely that you will see the truth. In Psalm 91:10-11
||| There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways |||
The angel has the charge to keep us in all our ways, when we walk our paths and any evil try to crosses us then the angel comes in to take charge and protect us. The scriptures here didn't give us the license to jump over the cliff, but if we are a push over the cliff then the angels will watch over us!
Deception sometimes is just a slight distortion of the truth! And that is what the devil is doing today. He is not using devils wearing masks and looking dirty, no he is using clean looking politicians speaking sweet words to deceive the world!
Today the bandwidth of information available to people is been narrowed, the narrative is been streamlined to only the perspective the devil wants us to hear, all other views are been shut down, we are only allowed to hear one perspective on the media, the social media so that we can have no other opportunity to assess the various information available and make our judgments. In the age of deception, people are not allowed to entertain different narratives, people are not allowed to think, people are not allowed to choose or make their judgments. In the age of deception, people are forced to accept the mainstream narrative that they want them to know. But most importantly in the age of deception, bad intentions and actions are cloaked in good words and this is where it gets trickier!
Today when you hear words like protecting the environment, going green, climate changes, build back better, the great reset, they all sound good and noble, but all are nothing but bad intentions cloaked in and with good words.
Separating truth from deception now becomes difficult for a believer who thinks everything must make sense. In the days we are in separating what is good from evil we require spiritual maturity and spiritual discernment. This is what the writer of Hebrew talked about in Hebrews 5:14
|||But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who because of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil |||
What are the truths about the covid-19 vaccines that are coming? In the next two weeks or so I hope to be able to show to you, quoting the very words of the manufacturers, the makers, and the defenders of this vaccine, the experts and the health bodies, the truths about this vaccine that have been cloaked with good words. You don't need to be a medical expert or a science student to understand this. I will do that from the next installment of this series, but let me state my personal decision on this vaccine issue. First, let me put forth some scriptures from Jeremiah and Matthew.
||| For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me. Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? ||| Jeremiah 8:21-22
Why is the church worried like the world? Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Well, there is a balm in Gilead and there is a physician there. Matthew 8:17 tells us
||| That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses |||
Jesus the great physician took our infirmities and bore our sickness. In 1 Peter 2:24, the Bible says by His STRIPES we are healed, already healed! These are not scriptures to quote but to believe and put our lives on the line for and that is what I have done for the past 26 years or so! I haven't taken an injection or admitted by any doctor or hospital for any special attention whatsoever! I haven't taken a drip in my life because there is a balm in Gilead!
||| Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him ||| Jeremiah 5:14-15
That is the balm in Gilead, the Spirit of the Lord riding through the oil has the power to quicken our mortal bodies and give them life and health(Romans 8:11). Now, this was the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead after three days/which virus in the world can stand the power of that Spirit, Ebola, or covid? And then there is the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross of cavalry and available to us today through the mystery of the communion! All of these are the covenant armory and immunities that have been given to us, but unfortunately, the church just like the children of Ephraim was armed but still, they turned back in the days of battle because they have relegated the blood of Jesus to the background and are putting their place and hope in the vaccines by Gates and co!
The issue is not whether the vaccines can be trusted or not, the issue is I trust in something better and greater, the balm in Gilead and that is what I am staking my life upon. I need no vaccines to get through the worst plague in the world! I WILL NOT BE TAKING ANY VACCINES, my body can't be a carrier of any virus when I am created to carry healing virtues!
And those of us who are custodians of this gospel, and that is all of us, at this hour ought to be reminding the saints of this more than unnecessary debates on the efficacy of the vaccines. The spiritual efficacy of the communion has kept me going for over 26 years that sometimes in months I don't even have a headaches! And that is what I am staking my life on during this plandemic. However, so that no one is ignorant about the vaccines they are resting their hope on, in the next few weeks I will be showing you what it contains in the words of those who made it, with quotes and link to verify yourself, so you can decide whether you will stand by the word of God or go with the world. Not only that I will be reminding you from scriptures what Jesus wrought on the cross of cavalry for us, for it's clear today that it's either the church has forgotten that or deliberately decided to ignore that. It is in the hour of temptation that God makes a distinction between his people and those of the world, but for Him to so that, the saints must understand their place and take a stand!
||| Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish ||| Psalms 49:20