My brothers and sisters, it will be different for you. You do not dwell in the darkness, so that day will not surprise you like a thief.  For you are all children of light. You are sons and daughters of the day. We are not created of night, nor are we owned by darkness. 1Thessalonians 5:4-5 The Voice Translation

The dictionary’s definition of normal is, “the usual, average, or typical state or condition”. I’m of the mind that normal doesn’t exist. We as humans have routines, comfort zones, and habit patterns, but is there really an across the board “normal”?

As these virus issues continue, I hear politicians warning us that we have to brace ourselves for the “new normal”. What exactly was the old normal? Is this just political jargon for “we’re in control now and we’ll be telling you how to live”? What is this vague, cloaked language?

With the world around us vacillating from day to day, and the so-called”experts” changing their other minds on an hourly basis, what “model” are you using for your life? Where are you in all of this? Are you thinking for yourself or are you being blown about by fear with every changing wind of opinion? Are you trusting your political party for guidance and wisdom? The media outlets that run amuck with agendas and biases? Social media? Your neighbor?

What is the foundation of your life? Who or what have you aligned your soul with? Whose words control your thinking and your decision making?

Do these questions make you angry? Uncomfortable? Thoughtful? Or you just don’t give a flip?

My words are always true and always here with you. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. ~Jesus {Matthew 24:35}

Nothing in this temporal world is forever, except Jesus Christ. N.O.T.H.I.N.G. So, give serious consideration to what or who you are putting your trust and hope in.

Psalm 118:8 The Message….Far better to take refuge in God than trust in people; Far better to take refuge in God than trust in celebrities. 

Seemingly, in the blink of an eye, our entire world has changed overnight. There is another event that will happen in the blink of an eye. Do you know of it?

It will all happen in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For there will be a trumpet blast from the sky, and all the Christians who have died will suddenly become alive, with new bodies that will never, never die; and then we who are still alive shall suddenly have new bodies too. 1 Corinthians 15:52 TLB

 On that day, with a command that thunders into the world, with a voice of a chief heavenly messenger, and with a blast of God’s trumpet, the Lord Himself will descend from heaven; and all those who died in the Anointed One, our Liberating King, will rise from the dead first.  Then we who are alive and left behind will be snatched up together with them into the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. This is how we, the resurrected and the living, will be with Him forever.  So comfort one another with this hope, and encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 Voice

Oh, Follower of Jesus….Are your eyes on Him?

But when these things begin to happen, stand up straight and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near!”Luke 21:28

I’m sure by now some of you who know the Scriptures are wondering if I’m suggesting this world virus episode is an indicator that Jesus is returning. Those of you who are not Believers will just think I’m nuts and that’s okay.

According to Matthew 24:36, only God the Father knows the time for the return of Jesus. I am neither arrogant nor foolish enough to say I know the timing of His return. But I will confidently and boldly declare …..Jesus Christ IS coming again!

Oh, Believer…..are you watching?

Are we in the middle of a fire drill? Is this the beginning of birth pangs {Matthew 24}? I don’t know. Do you?

Like you, I have many unanswered questions that I daily seek the Holy Spirit about. Whose wisdom are you seeking after?

For God did not give us a spirit of fearfulness but of power and love and a sound mind. 2Timothy 1:7

Oh, Holy Beloved Believer, you must war against the spirits of fear that seek to control your mind and shackle you in chains of doubt and unbelief. You are called to draw near to your loving Heavenly Father, to submit to Him, and the enemy of your soul will flee. {James 4:7-10}

We are demolishing arguments and ideas, every high-and-mighty philosophy that pits itself against the knowledge of the one true God. We are taking prisoners of every thought, every emotion, and subduing them into obedience to the Anointed One. 2 Corinthians 10:5 VOICE

May you bow at the feet of Jesus, Yeshua, knowing He is enough for this life and He is the only entrance for the one to come.

that at the name of Yeshua every knee should bow,
in heaven and on the earth and under the earth,
 and every tongue profess that Yeshua the Messiah is Lord—
to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:1-11 TLV

He is your Healer.

He is your every breath.

He loves you like no other, unconditionally and perfectly.

His death and resurrection has freed you from the degradation and shame of your sin.

He is alive forevermore.

He sits at the right hand of the Father praying for you and me.

He defeated the powers of darkness and evil and He is coming again for those who have surrendered to His grace and love.

Oh, Follower of Jesus, stand up straight, lift your head, you belong to the coming King.