In this season of life we are all experiencing something that uniquely draws us together. This experience has unified us all whether black or white, rich or poor, no one is exempt from this uncertain path that we find ourselves walking. While everyone’s experience is uniquely impacted in a different way but the feelings fear, sadness, bewilderment, and anger are emotions many of us can say we have shared. Where the masses of the people in just about every nation under heaven have been subdued by the powers of the government and government sanctions that have bound us. Nevertheless, we can allow this experience to bring us closer to the Most High, which is the reason why I believe YHVH has allowed it, or we can choose to turn to mankind for our salvation, which is the plan of haSatan. Nevertheless, the book of James reminds us that we will have persecution, tribulation, trials, and temptations in this life. In 1918 it was the Spanish flu, in 2020 it’s Corona, regardless of the name or whatever it is our faith should remain unshaken or unwaivered because we know that all things (which include this thing) work together for good for those of us who know God and are called according to His purpose. (Rom 8:28)
Death is a reality that the majority of us are going to experience. Based on scripture I only read of two who have escaped it, but the reality of death should not stop us from living, in fact it should compel us to seize the moment since once its gone, its gone. Should we expedite the process, NEVER, but we should be able to find joy in the midst of this temptation, knowing that the trying of our faith produces patience. James doesn’t stop there but starts there as you continue to read what patience will produce in this progressive direction that moves us into a position that the Most High can use us mightily. In this time of faith building let us let go of those things that really were minor in the whole scheme of things and hold fast to those things that build up our inner man. Out of this experience we will love harder, as though tomorrow will not come, work harder as if what we do today can determine the quality of our tomorrow, and we will live harder, as if life was a wet rag and there is no dryer to dry it, and therefore we will wring out every ounce of life today has to bring. Because in the end what is most important is that we used our hands to glorify the Most High, our mind we have opened up to fulfill his will, and our Soul has already been bought with the blood of Ye’shua such that we know where we will go if it all ended today.
We are either constantly being built into a holy habitation for our King, or we will be the other man James cautions against who is like the wind tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine, double minded and unstable. Our faith is sure, steady, and in this ever-changing world it is a rock in which we can depend on. As we wait, let the word of God become alive in you, breathing life in you. In our ever evolving winds of change put your hands in the unchanging hand of God, knowing that He will deliver you, in life as well as in the shadow of death.