March 17, 2020
Editor’s Note: Though Lance recorded this on Saturday, March 14, 2020, the day before the National Day of Prayer in America, as requested by our President Trump, and released on March 16, 2020, he says many things that you and I need to hear about this pandemic the world had declared we are in.
Steve Martin, Love For His People ministry in Charlotte, NC USA
Lance Wallnau 77.3K subscribers
How can you align with heaven? Here’s a verse we don’t preach very often – “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thess 5:18) Note, the Bible doesn’t say “FOR everything” but “IN everything” because God doesn’t send everything, but He does get glorified in any place He shows up and our job is to enthrone Him over the situation.
So, one way to be thankful is to ask the Lord what He is doing in the midst of the situation. A great way to do this is to ask: “What’s good about this situation?” “How might God be at work?”
Here are my thoughts… tell me yours.
1. The “affairs of this life” just got squashed by a realization of man’s mortality. This always produces a purifying in the church and a fresh prioritization of what is really important. Americans are at their core a religious people. More so than any other nation. You’ll notice that even mouthy atheists know enough to back off.
2. Americans don’t observe the Sabbath. It may be a day off but it’s not a day to reflect. Now we have a forced Sabbath of a different order.
3. For believers especially it is time to be with the Lord and those we love and to spiritually clean things up and examine our faith level and readiness for crisis.
4. The President is promoting a day of prayer for the church to deal with this!
5. The President is promoting internet church! 6. The body of Christ is getting closer together and diffusing its powerful antivirus presence across communities because of the challenges to meeting in larger groups. ——-
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