Many people are saying that these are unprecedented times that call for unprecedented precaution as the Coronavirus continues to create immense havoc worldwide. The terror of death hovers at every door as gigantic steps are being taken as I write to stop the spread of the deadly, dangerous, Coronovairus Covid-19.
Having read Ezekiel 14, I examined the gravity of these verses – and it sticks out to me in a very profound and urgent manner that we who are still alive still have the greatest opportunity ever to ensure that we have begged God to forgive us of our sins. We who are still alive still have the greatest opportunity to fervently request that Jesus Christ changes our hearts, rebuilds our characters and replaces our own shortcomings with His righteousness. This is a critical and essential decision that must be made urgently – we cannot delay it. I must make sure that I have God;s righteousness.
I cannot borrow my spouse’s righteousness, Daddy’s righteousness, Mommy’s righteousness, my brother’s righteousness, my sister’s righteousness, or my grandparents’ righteousness.
No spouse’s righteousness, no relatives’ righteousness, no pastors’ righteousness, no priests’ righteousness will be sufficient. The text says:
(Ezekiel 14:14 KJV) – “Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.” This means that even Noah’s righteousness, Daniel’s righteousness, and Job’s righteousness would not deliver us today – each person has to earnestly repent and forsake his own sins or her own sins and desperately cling to Jesus Christ – agonizing in prayer for mercy and salvation even as we see this unprecedented Coronavirus worming its deadly agenda into our environments and bringing a haunting halt to our everyday lives.
So if you happen to read this post I am challenging you to make the decision today to pray for yourself and all your loved ones and for the essential workers – everyone you know to make a decision to follow Jesus Christ and embrace His righteousness to make His righteousness our permanent experience.
For His promise is sure and unalterable:
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
– (John 14:1-3 KJV)