I will make a covenant of peace with them. It shall be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will set them in their land[a] and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in their midst forevermore. 27 My dwelling place shall be with them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 28 Then the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when my sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.” Ezekiel 37:26-28
One of my favorite Gospel Hymns that I often ask my hubby to sing for me (and if you’ve ever heard me sanng you’d understand why) opens with these words, “Time is filled with swift transition. Not of earth or moon can stand. Build your hopes on things eternal. Hold to God’s unchanging hand. Trust in Him who will not leave you. Whatsoever years may bring. When my earthly friends forsaken. Still more closely to Him cling.”
TRUTHBTOLD, unless you were born late last night or arrived on planet Earth early this morning, you’ve got to agree that these words ring uncomfortably familiar and far too relevant to 2020! #ijs It’s as if the signs, times and seasons have been Divinely Orchestrated from The End to The Beginnings!
At this writing, we’ve just breached the 6th month of the Year that many prophesied “The Year of Clarity of Vision”! Yet, few would’ve dared to imagine that the entire world would be called to a universal “TIME OUT” and sent to their rooms, isolated and quarantined by a pandemic world wind invasion of an invisible enemy indiscriminately seeking to ravage the land destroying anything/everyone and successfully killing hundreds of thousand people in it’s path!
And before we dared ask, ‘What’s next?’, #BOOM! The covers were snatched off of the neatly fitted beds of ease, exposing the RAW TRUTH of Systemic Racism, deeply embedded into the culture of The Land of The Free, as the world sat stunned staring in the face of Mr. George Floyd gasping for breath and calling for his deceased Mama, while his assailant’s knee pushed against his neck, draining the last ounce of life out of his body! Looming in the frontal lobes of every sane mind the question seeps out, ‘IS AMERICA GREAT AGAIN…YET?’
Can I tell ya, I almost…! Then, I remembered Mama Carter’s words, “Baby, stick with the praying part of the Churrch, cuz everything else is going down, BUT THE WORD OF GOD!” I remember the ol’ saints telling us “U gotta wear this world like a loose fitting coat so you can slip out of it in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye”! I guess that was their way of warning us to expect the unexpected and stay prepared for the certainty of uncertainties in life, huh?
In a world where idolatry is socially acceptable and abnormal is the preferred norm, how is this possible? First, you gotta know where and in whom to anchor your personal trust and preserve all of your HOPE! Beloved, please make sure THAT THAT’S JESUS, THE PRINCE OF PEACE! The Scripture declares that those who abide in a Covenant Relationship with God, inherited through the Redemption of Jesus’ Blood, have a confident assurance that ‘come what may’ my Salvation remains stable, unmovable, unified under One Preeminent King, sanctified by One Lord, knitted and grounded in One Faith!
Our Heavenly Father, having sworn by GOD-SELF, abideth Faithful to The Kingdom Constitution! Rest assured, “I will never leave you nor abandon you” ( Ref. Hebrews 13:5) When it seems as if the world has turned upside down, in Heaven’s Perspective, it’s right-side up! In other words, TRUST2KNO, EVERYTHING IS MOVING BY THE POWER OF GOD AND NOTHING CAN PREVENT THE FULFILLMENT OF HIS ETERNAL PURPOSE!
“My dwelling place shall be with them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Ezekiel 37:27
“The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts has declared: “I loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And detest his citadels; Therefore I will deliver up the city and all it contains.” Amos 6:8
BELIEVERS ARE NEVER WITH A HOPE! #STILLWINNING #CHECKMATE
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!