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Matthew 16:11-12

11  How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread?—but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 

12 Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Today’s Inspiration: Sometimes we read scriptures literally because we tend to use our eyes to look into the natural rather than deeply into what Jesus meant in the scriptures. Jesus’disciples were no exception. Jesus was not talking about physical bread but beware of taking doctrines literally. Read for your devotion today to understand deeply what Jesus meant in Matthew 16:8-12.

Hence do not look at covid-19 in the natural but look deeply into the spiritual meaning of what Jesus is speaking to us. We are told in Psalm 94:11 that the Lord knows the thoughts of man that they are futile. From this crisis, you can see that only the miracles of the Almighty God in His time can purge covid-19 out of the land.

God is now reaching deep to the inward parts of men to purge out the old carnal nature and gives us a new spirit in us. Ezekiel 36:26. As God’s people, we are going through the purification process. We need His Resurrection life to bring life to the Nations again. This is not the time of confusion but a time of steadfastness clinging to the mercies of God and praising Him for the wonders He will do for us to show to the Nations His glory. Our health and wealth and success depends on the sovereignty of the Lord and He is the Jehovah of present times as He was in biblical times.

All it takes is a global submission to the Lord our God. As David says ‘Give to the Lord, O families of the people, give to the Lord our God and strength. Psalm 96:7. When there was lack of food to feed the multitudes, what did Jesus do? He took whatever He has and give thanks to God and He multiplies the food. The multitudes ate and were satisfied. There were surplus food to take home. So let’s give thanks today and submit our testing to God.

Everytime we are tested, it’s because the devil fears we are too influential like He did to Job. Job was too influential as in Job 1:1, Job 29 and Satan asked God for permission to attack him to paralyse his further influence.

Likewise 2020 is the year of harvest for His kingdom and Satan knew his days are outnumbered and strength weakened, once the global harvest comes in. So he locked down the Nations activities especially the activities of the kingdom. Even those who are not spiritual know it’s the war between the two spiritual forces- God and Satan. So let’s heed Jesus words to watch and pray Matthew 26:38-40 and abide in Him. Who knows present crisis is one of the events that scriptures be fulfilled? V54 God be praised.

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