April 2020

Holy Week and the celebration of Resurrection Sunday, begin in just a few days.

In the midst of everyone’s preoccupation with physical health, it could be possible to lose sight of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection – so our observance of the most holy time in all of Christendom, must be intentional, and at the very center of our priorities and focus.

Here is an immutable (unchangeable) fact: Jesus is Alive!!!

But … we also need to be aware; His Life changes everything.

We certainly know, our whole lives have changed in the past several weeks, and … we have found individual ways of coping with it.

As I walked through Wally World, (alias name for a large discount store) my humanness rose-up in me and I was angry; the toilet paper was gone.  All of the hand sanitizer was gone.  Why did some people think they needed a room full of these supplies, only to leave others without any!

But then, God reminded me; people are just scared.  They don’t know what to do.

They are afraid of a bug they cannot see.  It could be anywhere, just waiting for them, on a shopping cart handle or the gas pump handle.

Some of these people are trying to cope, without Jesus in their hearts.

When I look at it, this way, then my heart goes out to them.

I want to shout from the rooftop:

Jesus is the answer!  And … there’s enough of Him, to go around for everybody!

He is God, over anything that might try to threaten us!

He has the power to preserve, to restore, or even to bring back our lives!

With His Holy Spirit in my heart, I am more than equipped to trust Him, in these difficult days.

Fear, sadness, illness and death and destruction are all defeated by the power of the Holy Spirit; resurrection power is the power of the Holy Spirit.

Recently, while I was praying, God showed me a vision of a corona virus cell.  It was suspended in front of me.  It looked like the pictures I have seen on-line; being whitish in color, with red triangles all over it.

Then, suddenly the power of the Holy Spirit came down from Heaven.

God’s Spirit went to the center of the corona virus cell, and began to swirl around inside.  As His Spirit invaded the virus cell, it was turned in color, to a beautiful Spring green.  Then the cell was whisked away, as if blown away by the wind, not to be seen again.

In this vision, God did not speak a word, but I understood, clearly, what He was telling me; God is the power over sin, sickness and death.

Complicated?  No.

Profound?  Yes!!!

God is not the author of sickness.

God is not the author of sadness.

God is not the author of death.

Our Glorious God is the Author of Life … and Life abundant!

It is up to me (and you) what we do with this information.

It can lead to everlasting life … or we can deny His power and refuse Him, and choose to spend eternity apart from Him.

It completely baffles me, why some people refuse to love a God Who first Loves them unconditionally!

I don’t get it.

You may not get it either.

But … whether we get it, or not, we can pray for them.

Jesus commanded us to love everybody:

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Matthew 5:43-44

I am so glad, that Jesus Loves me,

Jesus Loves me,

Jesus Loves me.

I am so glad, that Jesus Loves me.

Jesus Loves even me!

I am so glad, that He Loves you too and because He Loves us, we can love each other.

Bless your hearts, Pastor Michael