Even though the world is at a current state of helter-skelter in trying to figure out what to do; I know for a fact that not only can we do all things through Christ, who strengthens us, I know that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work in us;
‘Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.’ — Ephesians 3:20.
His power ultimately has to be at work in us. Meaning none of our “assumed” power can help us. Meaning we ought come to the end of us and surrender.
When will we understand? I pray we understand that now is the time: in the midst of all that’s going on, from racism, the injustice to the senseless killings, the protests to the riots, the pandemic and all ailments to the increasing death tolls; from raping with no consequence to failed leaderships, systems, constructs and states. It is in this absolute turmoiled and weakened state of the world and through surrendering, that God is able to show His strength. Call me crazy, but I boast gladly about the world’s weaknesses as a result of the knowledge of God’s power.
‘But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.’ — 2 Corinthians 12:9
But is He willing?
I wish we’d use the same energy we use for solidarity under hashtags, postings, bringing awareness… Matter of fact, I pray we come to understand that we ought to use all our energy… mind, body, soul, spirit, entirety to acknowledge and worship God in spirit and in truth.
Because although noble in their causes, the solidarity in hashtags, posts, bringing awareness… are and will always be temporary fixes. They never last for longer than their period. They pose as pseudos… They aren’t God!
The permanent fix? The solution? The change we all seek? Is found only in and through God. Let us turn to him;
‘if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.’ — 2 Chronicles 7:14-15
Until we understand this, we’ll continue to wallow in this vicious cycle of pain, injustice, despicable crimes, broken hearts, hurting minds, mutilated bodies, sickened lands…
I want to begin to round up this post with a scripture and what The Holy Spirit revealed about it to me on Friday the 29th of May, 2020 around midnight:
Jesus Heals A Man With Leprosy
‘When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.’ — Matthew 8:1-3
The Holy Spirit revealed to me that the world is leprous right now. Leprosy is a contagious disease that affects the skin, mucous membranes, and nerves, causing discoloration and lumps on the skin and, in severe cases, disfigurement and deformities. It parallels the current state of the world, literally through the pandemic; and figuratively through underdevelopment, bad leadership, followership and lack of consequences in Africa on the one hand; and racism and the recent reactions to it in the western world on the other hand. Like leprosy, the pandemic, underdevelopment, injustices, crime, racism and current reactions to it; are all contagious, causing ripple effects around the world that are affecting mankind.
He revealed to me that like the man who came to Jesus and knelt before Him to request for healing, we ought to ask for healing, and we are for the most part. This is where the light of His revelation shone the most. The leper said “Lord, if You are willing, you can make me clean”. He enabledly came to the end of him and understood that regardless of his dire need for healing to be his portion, Jesus’s willingness to heal him was more important.
He showed me that we ought to ask Him to heal the world and restore hope to humanity with the same understanding that the leper was enabled to have. The understanding that God’s willingness is more important than our plight as a human race.
As long as and only if You are willing,
In Jesus’ name,