The difference between Jesus and the religious leaders of his days was clear for all to see insomuch that the people asked, "What wisdom is this?". And in other places, the people confessed to never been spoken to or taught with so much authority and power. The Pharisees and Sadducees were the religious leaders of their days, their religious discourse bothers on the law and that which is not relevant to the people, however, Jesus spoke to the realities and the situation of the people. His message was called the GOSPEL, the good news, it addresses the challenges and the peculiarity of the people that he spoke to per time. That's why when he was at the well he could draw a parallel for the woman's need:
||| Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life |||
John 4:13-14 KJV
The question that pops in my head as I read this is if Jesus was alive today what message will he be preaching? The answer is obvious, the gospel of course which is the good news! And if we probe further and ask what is the good news within the context of our present realities and situation as a people, what is it that Jesus will be saying to people now? He would be speaking the word of restoration, healing, health, and prosperity. In other words, he will be telling those of us who lost a lot of business and economic fortune during the last lockdown and endears protest, and many people are in this category, that there is restoration for you! "I will restore to you the fortunes that the lockdown has eaten". To those who are sick of the virus, he would tell them, come unto me and receive healing for your body, like they did in Matthew 8:16-17 and irrespective of their sickness or disease, the Bible says, all were healed! As he did back then Jesus would be doing the same today!
To those who live in fear of the virus he would be saying to them, I took your infirmities, be afraid of no sickness and disease, I am the Lord that healeth thee. Are you in doubt of whether to take the vaccine or not, he would be saying to you, "My flesh is meat indeed and my blood is drink indeed and whosoever eateth of this flesh and drinketh of this blood with faith will experience supernatural health that the world cannot give"! Jesus today will say be not in doubt, no sickness or virus can corrupt your body because you have been bought with a price, therefore, begin to glorify me in your body and your spirit which are the Lord's!
The Gospel is not theology, the gospel is the good news addressing the realities of its hearers!
This is what Jesus would be preaching today, the good news that addresses the concerns in the heart of his hearers! And let's not be deceived the greatest concern of people all over the world today is the scourge of the plandemic that has plunged the world into crisis and poverty! All thoughts, discussions, centers around, revolve around, or is related in some ways to the many evils and fallouts of this covid-19 plandemic, any gospel that is not addressing that is way off the mark.
If Jesus was alive today? That is a wrong question to ask for the Bible says Christ in me the Hope of glory! Christ is alive in me and should be alive in everyone who has been washed with the precious blood of the lamb! And if the Bible says as He is so are we in this world, then it becomes our responsibility to preach the good news, to shine the light amid darkness or when is the best time to do that? Now of course is the time to tell the world, Jesus is more real than any virus in the world! That Jesus heals any and every sickness. Covid-19 may not have a cure in the world, but not with our God, for Jesus heals of every sickness, disease, or virus! Hallelujah!
In the past few weeks, I have been on the phone with many friends who have talked about having symptoms of the supposed virus and who appears to not been able to breathe even while we talk, all I did was to speak the words of this life! " What virus are you talking about, it's not in your body! Now is the end!", and that was it for many, they receive instant healing on the spot! Some had positive results before and the good news was shared, their fears disappeared and the next result came back negative! Hallelujah and glory to Jesus, there is nothing He cannot do!
Jesus however, is only as big as we make him to be! See how big we have made a virus that 99.5% of its victim can survive bigger than it is? Through a campaign of fear and deception, we have made a flu-like virus to be dreaded and worshipped insomuch that churches that ought to be the place of healing and restoration now turn back sick people at its entrance. Instead of having the banner, "JESUS THE HEALER IS HERE", we now have: " NO MASK NO ENTRY"! How that will make Jesus happy? Instead of FAITH COMPLIANT CHURCHES we now have COVID-19 COMPLIANT CHURCHES, some of us were even turned back for having some little temperature! Jesus is that small that he cannot heal flu? For that is what this is, FLU! That's why in 2020 all statistics on flu dropped by 80% and now it is now in the discussion that there is nothing like flu! This is the younger brother of Malaria, please! Over the world today they are saying there is nothing like flu again. Where I reside in Nigeria, Lagos, the governor asked that all malaria patients be considered as Covid-19! This is the disease that many churches are not even opening for again!
In Psalms 91:10 the word of God says,
||| There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling |||
Even in my place of bold no virus or disease or plague is permitted there! How much more then Zion the city of the Living God? Is that not the place of deliverance and holiness, where the blood of sprinkling speaketh better things than that of Abel? Is that not the place where there is a "stream that flows from the city of God" and Ezekiel 47 says,
||| And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh ||| Ezekiel 47:9 KJV
Wherever this river, stream flows it carries with it healing for the nations! How we have downplayed the power of Christ? How we have downplayed the power of the Church? Wearing a mask and observing these covid protocols is a subtle acknowledgment that Zion is not different from all other places in the world! It is saying that in the presence of Jesus there is a virus, well except we do not gather to Jesus in the first place!
And let's not make the excuse of saying we have to obey the government, and so if the government comes tomorrow and say we should not carry or read the Bible won't we obey? If they say not to call the name of Jesus again in public won't we obey? They tested all of this when they close down our churches and the markets were opened and we obeyed! This tells them they can bring more stringent laws in the future. Just watch out! It's no prophecy, I am not prophesying, just saying things that are already predetermined. Today we can't speak against covid on Facebook, it has become a god on its own!
What about those believers of old who were strictly commanded not to preach in that name again? What did they do? They say we will rather obey God than men. The same government that we cowardly obeyed are now gathering pastors all over the world, encouraging them(hopefully it's through words only and not by giving transport fare in tens of millions) to encourage their members to take the coming vaccines! In Nigeria here the PTF president gathered church leaders in recognition of their power and influence to make people take the coming vaccines! How I wish the church knew its power and influence in setting the word aright? No! We have forgotten we are the light of the world! If the whole church stands together and says no to experimental vaccinations what will the government do when 100 million strong Nigerians say no to what has not been proven? Arrest all of them? Kill them? Or how strong will the opposition be to the globalist when about 2billion strong believers all over the world says no to this ongoing tyranny of laws?
The church has the power and the influence to change culture, communities, and nations and yet the church doesn't recognize that power. The world is periphery to the church, it is not the church that is periphery to the world!
||| He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence ||| Ephesians 1:20-23 MSG
The good news is Jesus heals, Jesus saves, there is power in his body and blood to give healing and health. This is the gospel. This is what I will preach all my days, not bad news, the likes of which have become the norm for the mainstream media! My platform or my pulpit will not be the place to encourage people about taking vaccines or respecting covid, that's left for those in the science community, a community that today is sharply divided over these matters, I will not be used by them or any government to promote that which is uncertain! But in Jesus, I have a sure hope and foundation, and this name, His power will I preach till the end of the age! Amen!
||| But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; ||| 1 Corinthians 1:23 KJV
||| The Great Physician now is near,
The sympathizing Jesus;
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus!
Sweetest note in seraph song;
Sweetest name on mortal tongue;
The sweetest carol ever sung:
Jesus blessed Jesus! |||