June 24th, 2020
SOME NEWSCASTERS ARE EQUATING THIS WORLD WIDE PANDEMIC TO WORLD TWO…
HOW IT WAS WHEN WE FACED THE THREAT OF WORLD TWO…
The war really broke out in 1942. I remember when the Japanese surrendered following the bombing in Pearl Harbor, and President Truman’s response with the Atomic bomb in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. I was 9 years old. The constant fear for three years, of that war coming to our shores kept the churches full.
“I will go and return to my place, (withdraw my presence and hand of protection) – till they have acknowledged their offense, (admit their wrong doings and their sins) and seek my face; (my forgiveness) – IN THEIR AFFLICTION (fear and trouble) they will seek me early.” (Hosea 5:15)
UNDERSTANDING THE ABOVE VERSE…
It’s human nature. When things are rough, we turn to God. This is not a pleasant verse of scripture to meditate. According to all I have learned about the nature of God, He is a ‘good God’ who only does good for His children. But blockage of His goodness occurs when His children violate His instructions. The only way we will have the favor of God is to agree with Him, and abide with His principles and His moral turpitude.
God always responds to repentance and compliance. We all have sinned! Certainly myself! It wasn’t/isn’t God who caused the problems. It is caused by our spiritual enemy who takes advantage of our departure from God’s instructions. GOD IS LOVE! America needs to come back under His umbrella of protection.
HOW IT WAS IN ORANGE, TEXAS…
My father was a pastor in Orange, Texas. We only had double hung windows in those days, with no air-conditioning. They would raise the windows and turn on attic fans in the church building to draw the air through the windows to cool as much as possible. The heat didn’t stop the people from filling up the building. They even stood outside and looked in the windows because they couldn’t get inside.
People were desperate to get help from God as their sons and daughters and husbands constantly fought, or worked in the ship yards and factories, churning out war supplies. I watched as some would stay after service was released, until nearly midnight, praying and crying at the altars.
THE BIG DIFFERENCE:
It is different now, – and maybe worse. This war is on our shores, in our land. In this war, we can’t see the enemy. We can only watch as the media gives reports on how many have been infected and how many have died,- and where. Even down to the counties and cities. It changes on a daily basis as we are glued to the TV for updates. We are now engaged in a war with the totally unseen. And THAT is unsettling. We are mostly confined to our homes, with many people facing bankruptcy because of the closing of stores and restaurants. And we don’t know how long this will continue. Plus now, we have this open, and angry rioting again in our streets…
THE PROVEN PLACE OF RESCUE…
Because of the type of battles we are in, there is only one certain connection that is available or dependable. That is the ‘spiritual connection’. At this point there are NO REMEDIES to these attacks! If you are not a spiritual minded, God trusting person, it leaves you without a way to find a place of confidence and hope.
Having “A Faith,” meaning that I – ‘belong to a church denomination or organization’, is tantamount to having the same name as a wealthy person, such as ‘Rockefeller’ or ‘Gates.’ It doesn’t automatically make you rich. Think about it…?
A SPIRITUAL CONNECTION:
…is readily available. It doesn’t take long to establish it. Simply say this following prayer, using an audible voice –‘and faith’:
- Dear God, God of the universe, Father of Jesus Christ who gave His life for me;- I believe in you. I believe that you will respond to me when I call on you. Please help me in this uncertain time in our nation and world. I need a connection with you. I need someone who I can trust. I need forgiveness for any and all sins of my past. I need protection from all the ravages of the diseases going around. I believe that you hear me now. Thank you for loving me and for caring for me. I receive Jesus Christ, by your Spirit, into my heart right now. – THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER, FOR ANSWERING MY PRAYER. *
IF YOU PRAYED THIS PRAYER…?
When you have prayed that prayer, you can be confident that you now have a spiritual connection with God Almighty. You now have His ear to hear you when you call on him for protection in this hour of evil unrest and ‘germ warfare.‘ God is bigger than any enemy of our lives, both seen and unseen. God called ‘Himself’ a “hiding place in the time of trouble.”
Now open your bible and read Psalm 91 to understand the kind of protection you now have available!
If you would like some resources, (CD’s DVD’s or books and printed materials) to help you further understand the ‘life of faith’ that you have entered into on a personal basis, you can write to me: <firstname.lastname@example.org> and I will send something to help you in your spiritual connection with God. No charge! You can write to me about any issues you have concerning this present situation. I will help all that I can.
Your friend and pastor for online help,
Dr. Gerald Davis