Look up

Numbers 21:8 “And the Lord said to Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole, and it shall come to pass, that everyone that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, he shall live.”

In a time of trouble, the way out, is to LOOK UP TO GOD. When the children of Isreal were being bitten to death by serpents in the wilderness, the anti-dote was looking up to God. All those who looked up to God, survived.

In Hebrews 12:2, we are admonished to constantly look up to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. An Author writes a story and knows all the plots, intrigues and suspenses, better than anyone else.

A Finisher decides the fate of a game. He knows when and how a thing will end. So, Jesus, having written the story of our lives, knows everything that is happening to us right now, how and when it will end, and it’s aftermath. That is why He is Alpha and Omega-the beginning and the end, Revelations 1:8.
Jesus Himself told us what to do at a time like this: “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.-Mathew 11:28.

Nothing catches God by surprise.

There is no unforeseen contingency with Him. Therefore, notwithstanding covid-19, and the accompanying economic realities, we can rest assure that God is fully aware and has already accommodated everything in His recovery plan for His children. His deliverance is always total rather than half-way.

He will not preserve you from the plague, only to let you be consumed by its economic aftermath. If He spares you from the pandemic, as He will, it is surely for a glorious aftermath. Those He preserves, He sustains.

In Luke 5:1-7, Peter had labored in vain all night, while relying on his own experience and wisdom. But the moment he looked up to Jesus, his story changed. How? Jesus gave him divine instruction which led him to finding where the fishes were. Same boat, same net, same Peter, but a different result!

In the midst of other empty boats on Lake Genessareth, Peter’s boat suddenly became full of fish to breaking point and he had to call for help. That will be your story too, if you start to look up to God, instead of getting fixated on Bloomberg.

Those who look up to God receive heavenly guidance. Their feet are ordered during famine to where the oasis is. They find Brook Cherith. Ravens bring them food. They stumble upon Syrian Camps empty of soldiers but full of provisions. They are sustained by the Zarephath Widow until the famine is over!

In 2 Kings 6:26-27, a woman looked up to the King for help during severe crisis, but the King in turn told her to look up only to God. At a time like this, only God can help you. He can use men, but He alone will decide where your help will come from, Psalm 121:1-2.

In conclusion, please note that a time of crisis is always a time of the miraculous for those who decide to look up to God. As you continue to look up to God in the time ahead, may you experience miracles, signs and wonders, in Jesus name. Amen.

Shalom.

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