It is understandable and natural for us to experience different emotions while living in the days of a deadly virus.
What do you think of when you hear the word “Casualties?” Do you immediately think of soldiers who are no longer fit for duty due for several circumstances including death, injury, or illness.
Do you think of the innocent citizens who are killed in wars, or the millions who have died, or dying, from the current virus and other ways that have been overshadowed by COVID-19 deaths?
Does it seem that many are being led to human slaughterhouses following beliefs of those who appear to be self-professed demigods? Does it seem that less are following Jesus who is the only One authorized to lead us to the prepared place for the prepared people?
If we think it’s hard living in this condemn world, we should post everywhere in our homes the scriptures that describe eternal damnation? Do we fully comprehend that we are all destined to die as casualties of sin, living in an ungodly world, fighting a war for the salvation of our souls?
“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. (Revelation 12:12)
We live in a land full of rebellious people who some say they love GOD but follow the masses in wrongdoing. Why do you think scriptures warn of wolves in sheep’s clothing? Scriptures also inform us there are some who worship GOD with lips but their hearts are far from Him. Do we not know why there are so many calamities happening in the world since our parents, Adam and Eve, introduced sin into the world? Sadly, many are thriving in sin to keep the world as ungodly as possible without understanding ramifications.
There is no doubt the pandemic weighs heavy on the hearts of those who care for human life. But there is another virus that is more deadly than COVID-19, the Delta variant, or any other death causes of human life; these things and people with blood on their hands can only kill the body. However, as converted followers of Jesus we need to remain focus on not dying eternally from sin, the deadliest virus.
We should fear the only One that can kill not only our body, but can also kill our soul. We are living in a temporary place that puts our salvation in jeopardy. It is imperative to have restraint and strive to block out the world and not gamble away our soul as a pawn in the hands of ungodliness.
We are all casualties of sin but we have HOPE through Jesus’s birth, death, and more importantly, His resurrection. He died for the remission of our sins paving the way for us to live eternally in Heaven with our Father.
“’Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any GOD besides you, who act on behalf of those who wait for Him. You come to help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways. But when we continued to sin against them, you were angry. How then can we be saved? All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrived up like a leaf. And like the wind our sins sweep us away.’
‘No one calls on your name or strives to lay hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us and have given us over to our sins. Yet you, LORD, are our Father We are the clay, you are the Potter; we are all the work of your hand. Do not be angry beyond measure, LORD; do not remember our sins forever. Oh, look on us, we pray for we are all your people. Your sacred cities have become a wasteland;…’
‘Our holy and glorious temple, where our ancestors praised you has been burned with fire, and all that we treasured lies in ruins. After all this, LORD, will you hold yourself back? Will you keep silent and punish us beyond measure?‘” (Isaiah 64:1-12)
It is imperative that we do not leave the salvation of our soul in the hands of those who cannot get us from earth to glory. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what would an anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in His Father’s glory with His angels, and then He will reward each person according to what they have done. (Matthew 16:26-27)
Isaiah asked the question “How then can we be saved?” (Isaiah 64:5)
The same question was asked in Acts 16:30 “…Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
Don’t allow your soul to become a casualty of sin destined for Hell. Acts 2:40 instructs us to save ourselves from this wicked world. Please heed to GOD’s Warnings!
“To have compassion for those who suffer is a human quality which everyone should possess, especially those who have required comfort themselves in the past and have managed to find it in others.” — Giovanni Boccaccio
‘We’re blind to our blindness. We have very little idea of how little we know. We’re not designed to know how little we know. – Daniel Kahneman, Author, Psychologist
In Revelation 21:6-8, GOD said it is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. “Use precautions not to hasten your death with the Delta unless you are spiritually prepared to meet the Alpha and the Omega.” – Tangie T. Woods