Who wears the crown in times of catastrophe?
Jesus forewarns us that there will come a time where we will be shaken and appalled.
A time we will wrestle with firstly on how to get by in it as Moses did when the Israelites first started complaining at their plight and later how to adapt, change and build to go forward as he had to as they continued to complain.
Facing the problem as it unfolds is imperative.
God in creation went step by step saying it was good but He came to a stage where He had to acknowledge it was not good for man to be alone and then to address that.
Job makes complaint to God but it says even so he did not sin. Being honest in prayer is acceptable to God.
We may feel constrained and hemmed in in our times of catastrophe but again scripture gives us hope as we feel cut off from everyone we can never be cut off from God. “ who can separate us?” He has called us to conquer. To be victorious.
We are called to fix our eyes upon Jesus and cast our cares upon Him.
Just as we live in hope because God is justice and through it He brings peace and love.
We observe that when justice collapses so does hope.
Feelings of injustice bring bitterness then even righteousness can become bitterness instead of bringing love and compassion.
We recognise when and where society is being driven by an out working of bitterness or by an outworking of compassion.
This births our vision of healing which hangs on how we consider the reaction of God sacrificing His only Son for the forgiveness of our sins.
Objectors argue this as too gruesome whilst others concede that it has to be costly to be redemption.
Forgiveness is key in both realms. To break the power of sin.
“With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience.”
It is worth a read of Ephesians 4 especially in The Passion Translation if you can easily access that.
The illustration shows the eyes of Christ burning with love and compassion wearing the Crown. Ruler of His kingdom in heaven and to come on earth, in this era, through His work in us.
Four scriptures that come to mind:
“Expect to witness amazing and perplexing signs throughout the universe with the sun, the moon, and the stars. The raging of the sea will bring desperation and turmoil to many nations. Earthquakes will bring panic and disaster. What men see coming to the earth will cause the fear of doom to grip their hearts, for they will even see the powers of the heavenly realm shaken!”Luke 21:25-26 TPT
“Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything! So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!”
Romans 8:37-39 TPT
“For the Lord God is one, and so are we, for we share in one faith, one baptism, and one Father.”Ephesians 4:5 TPT
“Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.”Job 2:9-10 ESV
The song You were with me. Guvna B