The SHEPHERD | Danilo Q. Junco
As I meditated the Bible particularly in I and II Kings, I and 11 Chronicles, my eyes were glued to the downfall of King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived on earth of his time and the son of King David, as recorded in 1 Kings 10:26; 11:1-13 for acquiring with so many horses and having with so many foreign wives and concubines which were commanded by God in advance during the leadership of Moses as stated in Deuteronomy 17:16-17 to shun from it.
The reason for these two commands of God to the Israelites is obvious so they may not depart from Him as Solomon eventually though God gave him wisdom, wealth, fame, power, among others he began to be independent from God and violated God’s command not to carve or make anything that they can see in heavens or skies, on earth, below the earth, under the sea and that they should not bow down before them because He is a jealous God and He besets the iniquity of their forefathers for the third and four generations (Exodus 20:1-5).
Solomon became independent from God and this kind of sin was the ploy of Satan when he tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to become independent from God and to actually worship Satan in turn instead of God (Genesis 3:1-7).
So, God got angry with Solomon and told the latter that his kingdom would be torn and not for his own lifetime because of God’s servant David but on his son in the time of King Rehoboam.
God raised up Jeroboam, and Hadad of the Edomite and indeed on the reign of King Rehoboam Israel was divided Israel into two parts: The Northern Kingdom, comprising the 10 tribes and the Southern King, with the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.
Because of their sins of idolatry worshiping the gods of other nations like Ashtoreth, the Sidonians’ goddess; Milcom or Molech, god of Ammon which the children are made as sacrifices; Chemosh, god of Moab, among others.
God is saying then in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that the only hope and answer to all the problems on earth is Him alone and at this time through His people when He pours out His Spirit on them like in the early church when His people were baptized by the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4).
But the prerequisite by God that in the meantime His people or the Church to be the answer of this plague coronavirus disease or Covid-19 scourge and other problems here on earth are enumerated into four items which include humility, prayer, seek God’s face and turn from wicked ways.
God has assured His Church or people that He will hear, answer their prayers and heal their land as stated in 2 Chronicles 2:14 if they would do all these things.
Covid-19 is part of God’s shaking of all the nations of the world. Though it did come from China or it would be man-made still God has used it to accomplish His purpose. According to Haggai 2: 6, God will shake the heaven and earth, the sea and the dry land and this statement by God also is quoted by the writer of Hebrews in Hebrews 12:26-18 that once more God will shake the heaven and the earth and those that cannot be shaken may remain and those only that belong to the Kingdom of God.
The Church or the people of God should really seek the face of God and be united and to love one another so God can pour out His Spirit and be like the early people of God being used by Him mightily to be the answer to Covid-19 and the rest of the problems but the final answers to wipe out all evils when our Lord Jesus will come back on earth.
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