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“A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee(Ps.91:7). Epidemics have become an integral part of our daily lives. Is it because man has shrunk the world a global village or because his sin has, like population grown at an exponential rate? Wages of sin is death and it follows the law of sin. We are seeing it at work about us and it collects as it wlll. Ebola outbreak in DRC despite of vaccines specially prepared to combat it has jumped borders. Rwanda Uganda are all in harm’s way. So is malaria measles epidemics similarly threaten global health. When man has fallen from his standing with God it sure affects his progress,- on one hand it allows him networking where sin has a knack of multitasking. It makes the very network affect him physically and spiritually. So hacking phishing are not simply instruments of man’s progress but spiritual malaise as well. Fake identities and accounts in social media is similarly a license for evil inclinations to spread damage.

Principle of Association of God is from heaven and it has laid out its own chain of command in which man is not merely an associate for receiving physical blessings but also as a steward to keep his association with all creatures great or small as God would in person. He did not breathe into the nostrils of Adam for his own benefit but he may discern spiritually what God desires from him. In his disobedience sin was in his usurping the preeminence leaving out God in the Association. Symptomatic of it is here: God’s laws have been replaced by his laws. How it has shown up on the earth? Time motion study of another century had cars coming out assembly lines smoothly and it made Detroit the city of motors. Now it is another story. By the same token the Amazon rainforests like many others are ever shrinking as middle class as a bastion of respectability and moral order is altogether vanished.  When the Spirit uses Jesus Christ as a stone of stumbling a rock of offense it serves as a sure foundation of anyone who has repudiated the law of sin by faith. It is a rock cut without hands. In the latter days when God reinstates his eternal order we have it given a shape which is a symbol.  “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever(Dan.2:44)”.   This is the Rock of Ages and our comfort and refuge while the world would convulse as in the days of Jeremiah. “Now the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying,/ Go and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee./ But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid (vv.15-17)”.

“Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;Ps.46:6)”

(Originally printed in Guide to His Word: ‘Rock of Ages’- July 30, 2019)

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