no buffer for what is to come. If the rich didn’t store they find themselves in the same position as the poor or in our nation as the middle class. When the supply is dry and the need is great you are in between a rock and a hard place.
If a mask, gloves, or disinfectant spray is the only barrier we have between us and the virus, and these are substances in high demand with little supply it is only a matter of time. I submit to you, But GOD! See there is a God and His word says that though we may find ourselves going down the valley of the shadow of death (between a rock and a hard place) that He is with us, His Rod and Staff comfort us. (Psa 23). Those who don’t have God in this hour has every motivation to put their trust in Him, and just as there will be those who will blame God for our predicament there are even more that can see the hand of God through it and repent and turn to Him. The question is which one are you?
Are you the individual whose heart is failing you in fear?
Or are you the one who would rather bury your head in the quicksand?
Still yet are you in denial, believing that the whole thing is some sort of large scam?
The fact of the matter is no matter what group you are in, including those trusting in Yeshua, you are NOT exempt from Covid-19. The difference is those who are in Yeshua can’t lose, because He has already told us before hand and since He has already conquered both hell and death we have no need to be stressed or dismayed. If you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, I encourage you to reach for the Rock, but get behind the Rock. He has already conquered death and hell and taken the keys from the enemy. It is much better for you to land on the stone then for the stone to land on you. (Matt 21:44)
This is the future of the hard place. See the Rock is the one that followed the children of Israel in the wilderness, that Rock has dealt with plagues, famine, contaminated water sources, and in every case came forth victorious. The hard place is what the enemy puts in your path. It’s that stumblingblock in life that is meant to trip you up so that it seems as though only calamity comes your way. The only way to conquer the hard places life may throw your way is to cling to the Rock. The Rock will anchor you, can be your buffer, and most importantly save your soul. Hell is a hard place that was not made for mankind, but, just because it wasn’t purposed for us doesn’t mean it can’t house us. In fact the scriptures say that it has enlarged herself to accommodate us. (Isa 5:14)
If you choose to bury your head in the sand doing all you can to avoid dealing with the ramifications of this plague called Corona you may find yourself in that hard place. Those who think it is some sort of large scam, while it may be biological warfare, could be an accident, premeditated, or purely a judgment from the Almighty with no input from mankind, no matter what its source is or how it has gotten here, it is real. There are real people dying from it, real people suffering with it, and a real chance of getting it, and those who choose to believe that it’s a scam won’t protect themselves from it and will inevitably find themselves head on contending with it. The end of such a person who doesn’t turn to the Rock of Salvation is the hard place of Hell.
Those who choose to mentally escape the reality to cope, find yourselves buried in movies to ignore the borage of media coverage that Corona is getting, thinking you will just do nothing, remain cozy in your home until it passes. You may survive the virus, you may make it until it completely passes over, what you would have missed is the opportunity that YHVH is giving us to repent, to spend time in His word, so that we will be ready for what will happen next.
Other’s may find your safe haven no longer shielded by stimulus packages, your cable bill can’t be paid, you’ve seen all the movies that have been out, the grocery stores are empty, or you have missed the one piece of news that you needed in a timely fashion to stock up before the stores closed and you have nothing planted. What happens then? Or electricity ceases. Because you didn’t take advantage of getting the oil before the lights went out you find yourself in the dark with no way to leave when the bridegroom cometh. (Matt 25:1-13) This is the fate of those who have rejected the Rock of safety to hold onto the false hope of their hard place. Inevitable calamity.
None of those are you, you stay informed, you are glued to the tube knowing every moment when the number of cases and deaths change. You have your clock set to check the news online or on t.v. so that you are informed. You have switched your soap operas to the different media outlets bouncing from one station to the next all the while gripped with fear wondering when or how Corona may slip through your door. These are the ones who the fear of catching the disease has caused more damage than the disease and thus stress becomes their killer.
They’d rather put their trust in a vaccine, or medicine, some quick fix or anything other than turning to Yah. This person knows all about the plane how it works, details of every single part, but majored in minors and thus negated the most important thing to know when being in a plane that is crashing, how to work a parachute! See Yeshua is our parachute when we are faced with falling from a collapsing plane. His pill is good for any ill, this is why it is good news, the Gospel! The earth will melt with fervent heat, heaven and earth may pass away, but His word is forever settled in heaven. (Mar 13:31) Though this outward man will perish the inward man is renewed every day and knowing where that man will be when Corona has come and gone, and left its wake of cartilage behind is the most important thing we need to know. (1 Cor 4:16) It will give us peace of mind such that we have no need to fear. We don’t take foolish chances, but we don’t have to walk in fear either.