Covid-19 in God’s purpose – Part 2
The discovery of the Purpose of God in any situation does not come from spurious and attention-seeking prophecies from so-called men of God seeking relevance. It comes from Holy Spirit-inspired study of God’s Word, which is the final arbiter of Divine Purpose. This is why all prophecies are to be judged by the revealed Word of God.
There was a time just as this in the lives of the children of Israel, just before their ‘HORIZONTAL EXODUS’ from Egypt. We are now in the time just preceding the ‘VERTICAL EXODUS’ (RAPTURE) of the spiritual Israel (the church) from the spiritual Egypt of this world. Three scriptures show us the similarities that mark these two periods. These are:
• Romans 15:4: “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our LEARNING (Instruction), that WE (the Church) through PATIENCE and COMFORT of the scriptures might have HOPE.”
We can see that whatever is happening now has happened before. The record of the way God handled it will serve to instruct us as to what our response should be and teach us patience and comfort us to have hope in the difficult times we are going through.
• I Cor. 10:11: “Now all these things (that happened to the children of Israel) happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition (warning, reproof and counsel), upon whom the ends of the world are come”.
The saints living in these last days can draw instructions and counsels from everything that happened in times past to the children of Israel.
• I Cor. 15:46: “Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.”
God used the natural (physical) Israel as a model of what He wanted to do with the spiritual Israel (the church).
Above all, from the things that has been written afore times, we can bring out the purpose of God for similar things that are going on around us today.
• Now is the time just before the Vertical Exodus (Rapture) of the Spiritual Israel. Let us, therefore, look at the time before the Horizontal Exodus of the natural Israel and by the Spirit of God, bring out Divine Purpose for what is happening in our world today. When we know this, the church will be able to work together with God, pray effectively and bring enlightenment and succour to the world, instead of the shame and embarrassment our bogus prophecies are bringing to the name of the Lord and the fear being peddled by our lying prophecies.
The plagues in the land of Egypt were kick-started by Pharaoh’s defiance, who is a type of devil. When Pharaoh became aware of the Lord’s desire for a Horizontal exodus of the Israelites, he challenged the God of Israel by irreverently asking, “Who is the Lord that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2). The plagues, therefore, were to show Pharaoh who the Lord is and to break the stranglehold of Pharaoh over the children of Israel. The plagues were actually directed at the gods of Egypt – the powers of the land to let even the Egyptians know that all power resides in the God of the Hebrew children (Ex. 12:12). Please, note the initial resistance of the magicians of Egypt, until after the second plague of frogs (Ex. 8:18-19).
Today, let us look at satanic defiance of the living God in our generation. Satanism is growing in leaps and bounds and has penetrated every aspect of our world. Our children are getting lost in the house right under our very noses. Social media has become another god worshipped by our children, promoted by the superpowers of this world. Our schools all over the world have become breeding grounds for Satanism, cultism and gangs. Corruption flows everywhere. The super power nations of this world have become gods unto themselves. God has been taken out of the equation. His opinion no longer matters. Even in sacred places, leaders of the church have become worshippers in the temple of mammon. Because God is unchanging, He must respond the same way He responded in time past. He must send plagues to break the hold of Satan over His people. All the plagues of the last few decades like Ebola, Lassa Fever, SARS and even the present COVID-19 is to establish His Almightiness/Supremacy/Control over the world He created. It is to break the hold of Satan over His people and prepare them for the imminent and soon-to-happen ‘VERTICAL EXODUS’ (RAPTURE). This is the first purpose. Did you notice the powerlessness of the superpowers against the COVID-19 pandemic? Surely our God is the ALMIGHTY. Remember how the Lord neutralised the powers of the gods of Egypt. They could not run to their gods. Today, no nation can run to the superpowers for help. They have all been neutralised.
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Bro. Kunle Adigun, Friends of the Bridegroom International Ministries (FOBIM)
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