11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
Today’s Inspiration: We have been speaking of 2020 being a year of purity and a year which God will deal with the ungodly and unrighteousness and wickedness of men in Romans 1:29-32 Jesus spoke about fearful signs and dreadful sights from heaven in Luke 21;11. The coronavirus is but a glimpse of the things spoken by Jesus that caused panic in homes causing them to be shut up in homes. In pondering the purpose of God’s ultimate plan in allowing this pestilence to be a world crisis, I began to wonder if it’s God’s way of bringing unity to the home and challenging men’s depraved mind of sexual immorality much talked about in the last decade, compelling government to change their laws on marriages. When a society is sick, it clearly shows the foundation of God’s plan and purpose had been broken by men. From the beginning of the foundation of the world, God created marriage and family in Genesis 2;18, 22-24 to accomplish His plan and purpose. They are to produce godly offspring not only in the physical but also in the spiritual. They are supposed to be United in one purpose to produce the best results. Parents are to be His partners in this creative work by nurturing children and preparing them to answer to His calling to be adopted as sons and daughters into God’s family. Marriage and family are therefore prominent in His plan. Apostle Paul endorsed it in Ephesians 5:22-23. But alas man has changed the Divine order which is a rebellion to our creator. Romans 1:27.
Year 2020 God is speaking about restoration of marriages to a wholesome one. This is important as the success of marriage determines the morality of a Nation. How God is doing it is not our ways. He had His ways which are not according to man’s ways. This makes Him God of the universe.
Marriage is a relationship with Christ. In the Old and New testament it signified the relationship with God and Israel. Understanding of this relationship cannot be fathomed. Isaiah 54:5 shows God as husband to Israel. 2 Corinthians 11:2 Paul classified it as preparation to be chaste virgin to Christ and warned against deception. Therefore if marriage and families are torn apart, or changes the Divine order of God, nation’s self destruction cannot be far away.
The importance of marriages to be strengthened is in the 5th, 7th and 10th commandment. The 5th commandment requires parents to provide a loving environment to nurture children His way so that when the they grow up they will be of benefit to society and themselves. Marriage and family unity has to be of the highest priority in life as it leads to our prophetic destiny in Christ and is the Hallmark of a healthy society. If a society is not healthy, it denotes that the health of families is threatened.
Today as the end draws near we see a resemblance of a society like the days of Noah. God has given the warning, and it’s important for us to heed it. Hebrews 13:4 marriages are to be undefiled and kept in great honor. But fornicators and adulterers God will judge. The tenth commandment is also on marriage. We are not to covet another person’s spouse and included also coveting things God does not want us to have.
Let us place family and marriage unity and love as priority as they tantamount also to our marriage with Christ. It’s time that we prepare ourselves and our family to be worthy to be Bride of Christ and just as human marriage requires full preparation, we need full preparation. For those whose marriages are on the Rock, remember God hates divorce Malachi 2:16. Forgiveness is the key to healing of family and marriage. Let sin departs from within which is detrimental and heading for destruction. It’s this verse that brought me to restoration of family and salvation for whole family. Together as a family we prepare ourselves to be the Bride of Christ. This should be our zeal at the moment. See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on Earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven. Hebrews 12:25-26. Let us have grace by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear for our God is a consuming fire. V28, Deuteronomy 4:24. God be praised.