Why is this virus happening? Is there a Divine Purpose?
There is a new direction for the Ekklesia on earth but we have become so preoccupied with our “own” lives that we have forgotten the Life of Christ in us!
Current world changing events have created an ideal environment to recalibrate our understanding of God’s paternal love and our obedient response to this divine correction for His Eternal purpose.
His Word says, “In the moment all discipline seems painful but later it yields the fruit of righteousness” (Heb. 12:11) and, “the Kingdom of God is righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit” (Ro.14:17).
What is Righteousness? It is first a nature. It is the nature of Father God’s relationship with His obedient Son, demonstrated first in the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and now in all those who have received Him and let Him govern their lives.
When we are born again spiritually and let the Holy Spirit guide us, we show we are true sons of God by living in obedience to Him (Ro. 8:14) and in this way, we live in right standing with Him and do righteous works. The nature comes first then the works. He gave us His nature through the Son, we cannot earn it. The Father gives His nature (ID) to the Son, and the Son reflects the ID of His Father. Like father like son! His Eternal purpose is to establish this nature, His righteousness.
Let’s become synchronised with God’s Purpose! Righteousness is all about Fatherhood and Sonship. The Father’s fathomless love, with the son’s obedience as the only true, free response to that eternal love.
The best place to start is at home with families; with this virus, Father God has ordained families to be together because He wants to restore His priority of righteousness in every family with Christ at home.
In the process, there is a divine exhortation that the whole world is experiencing. He has brought down the gods of Egypt and Babylon with the fall of financial markets, religous structures, the closing of food and entertainment outlets, the shut down of centres of commerce, the cancellation of events that have deviated hearts, minds and resources from the advance of the Gospel or have directly promoted perversion and the occult, and malign networks have been broken and stopped in their tracks as borders close. The lock-down has exposed almost all the temporal, material vanities and idols of this world which have distracted us from the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Everything that can be shaken will be shaken (Haggai 2:6-9) and Father God has shown us what is most important, what is His priority, and what will remain; it is His seed, His family, righteousness and justice. Is Christ ruling in your home? Then His Kingdom government will cause everything to align from heaven to earth, and from your Home to your workplace.
When we humbly pause, repent, recalibrate, and press reset, to receive this correction to intentionally take His new direction and re-alignment in our lives, we will always have His peace, joy, protection and provision. His love will banish every fear and every tear, and righteousness will rule and reign.
Again we will be ‘like Father like Son’, made in His image and likeness. The corporate Son of the Body of Christ submitted to the Head, Christ Jesus himself. It starts with the Ekklesia of Christ! Then the world will know…the Father sent the Son! Jn 17:23.