Rethink life before the crisis
“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Rom. 12:1,2
A crisis only brings out what is already in our hearts and thinking. A crisis is for most people a time where they reinforce all the decisions made prior to the event. One significant paradigm to resolve is who is the final authority in the area affected.
If I lose my job, who is my provider? Am I on my own, or does God care?
If I get sick, do I lean on a system of knowledge to care for me, or is there a higher way with wisdom that is not of this world?
Our individual discipleship determines our future responses to both individual and corporate situations. It is imperative that we revisit the entire foundation for our lives and not confine it to a man made fragment of what we think is of interest to God. If He is the origin and foundation for our lives, everything in it must rest on Him. This is why all our thinking must be affected by the Lordship of Jesus. Only then will we learn what God’s will is.
Systems sanctioned solutions may or may not be of God’s wisdom. It is however imperative that the systems take a posture of service and not of lordship. Because humanity is entirely finite our systems of knowledge will always change, unless it gets institutionalized and takes on a spirit of its own, claiming a territory for itself. This is a case when people are often not allowed to ask questions about the system of knowledge or challenge its authority.
Systems of knowledge that are not in a posture of service and teachability themselves tend to draw focus to themselves and will not allow God to stand in the center. These systems may or may not be inspired by spiritual deception and could end up becoming a fortress against the knowledge of God.
Our cultures often hold on to many of these teachings, thus making it imperative that we seek out this redemption of heart and mind where God becomes the central person of all our thinking.
In the case of sickness we often go with the cultural solution and undergo treatment which is approved by society at large. If a body of knowledge comes under a fallen spiritual influence, the Word of God clearly tells us that their agenda is to steal, kill and destroy.
It is time we become spiritually discerning in all areas of life, that the enemy of God can not establish his strongholds in God’s territory. This happens through people. We are in many ways the solution, when Christ is lord of all. Then there is hope and future. Then the reality of the exposure and disarmament of spiritual principalities is being worked out.
Now is the time to rethink life in light of Truth! Most people will not change their mind at the moment of crisis. The first decision to make is to surrender everything to the Lordship of Jesus. He will make all things right!