Psalm 119:90-91, "Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants."
If the Lord tarries His return, 2020 will go down in history as a year of turmoil. This would be true not only of our country, but of those around the world who continue to deal with the Coronavirus and COVID-19, pestilence, famine, and wars and rumors of wars as the Bible declares. Here at home, we are still witnessing social and political unrest, spiritual wickedness in high places, wavering mandates and restrictions that make no sense, wars of ethnicities and socio-economic struggles, and whatever else the media seeks to place in front of our view. Fear and uncertainty about the future grips the hearts of multiplied millions, it seems. Depression, suicide, alcohol consumption, and other social problems are on the rise according to the Center for Disease Control. What shall we do?
I submit to you that we must rest in the simple promise that the Holy Spirit recorded here in Psalms. "Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: ..." God is still on the throne; He is still at work. The rapture of the saints has not taken place; therefore, there is still a great work for us to do as we await the return of Christ to call believers home. The Lord has indeed been faithful to us, for He continues to enable us to do His work.
I can tell you personally that this summer's meetings for Master Ministries have been blessed of the Lord as we have seen people born again, invitation altars full, and very large crowds of people assemble for worship services and training sessions. Repeatedly, I have been given opportunity to champion the launch of our FirstBible School of Translation and the new 10/40 Window curriculum for people groups with no Bible. God's people are rallying for these steps of faith!
Let us all remember this wonderful promise of God's faithfulness this week; but while we remember, may we also choose to be a generation that is obedient to serve God. "... all are thy servants." History is still being written, Coronavirus or not. The legacy of who we are as believers, and whether or not our lives glorify Him, is still being recorded. O, that God would enable me and you to do His work and glorify Him! O, that we would choose to live in courage and not in fear, resting in His promises! 1 Thessalonians 5:24, "Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it."
Written by Dan Jessup