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We Are Living In Unprecedented Times

The word unprecedented, according to Dictionary.com means without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled.

“Unprecedented” is a favorite word used during political campaigns and in the news media to describe strange occurrences.

Indeed we are living in unprecedented times!

Various countries have experienced disasters that have never before seen.

For example, in 2017 the two back to back category five hurricanes, Irma and Maria, that devastated a number of Caribbean Islands were unprecedented.

The recent Australian wildfire that burned 10 million hectares, killed at least 28 people and more than a billion native animals was unprecedented.

There have also been severe droughts in East Africa that caused fifteen million people to be in need of aid and severe flooding in South Asia that displaced over fourteen million people from their homes have all been unprecedented.

Since December we were made aware of a novel virus (nCoV) that began in China and quickly spread across the entire world resulting in a global lockdown.

This situation is indeed unprecedented. The novel (new or never seen before) coronavirus has created a novel pandemic and a novel reaction from the public at large.

The Bible warned us that in the last days we are going to see some unprecedented things happening in this world.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

The Bible also tells us about an unprecedented situation that occurred in the land of Egypt a long time ago.

God gave the children of Israel specific instructions on the night that they were going to be delivered from the bondage of slavery in Egypt.

They were to sacrifice an unblemished lamb and use some of its blood to put on their doorposts. They were to roast the lamb and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

This would be their last meal in Egypt and they were to eat it in haste fully dressed and ready to leave.

When the Lord sees the blood on the doorpost He would not allow the destroyer to get inside but would pass over that house.

And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs, they shall eat it. And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord’s Passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason, and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. (Exodus 12:7-13, 22-23)

As noted in the above story, only those who obeyed the instructions from the Lord were saved from the destroyer.

Fast forward to our present dispensation. It appears as if a similar situation is taking place upon the earth.

It is a fact that something is released on the earth and it is walking through the entire land from house to house.

What is it? Is it really a virus? Is it a demon?

We do not know, but one thing we know for certain, it is the angel of death.

This death angel is also called the destroyer or Abaddon or Apollyon in Revelation 9:10.

The government of all countries has told its citizens to stay inside to decrease the spread of the virus.

Some countries have completely locked down closing all schools, colleges, and even churches. Everyone is encouraged to do all their transactions online at home.

However, some churches are disobeying the advisory from the government thinking that this may be another scheme from the enemy to prevent the Christians from gathering.

No doubt this unprecedented calamity is an act of the enemy.

But, we should also be aware that the Lord knows the real identity of the destroyer that is passing through the land and has allowed the government to instruct us on what to do because they have the legal authority to make the laws and decisions in the land.

The Lord would not give this instruction to the pastors, bishops or prophets because He knows that the entire world would not listen to them.

Therefore, people of God, let us be wise! Obey the government and health authorities because the destroyer called Apollyon has been released upon the earth.

Remain inside your house and cover yourself and household under the blood of Jesus Christ.

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While you are inside your homes, ensure that your loins are girded with truth, you are dressed with the breastplate of righteousness and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.

Do not forget to put on the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation.

Last but not least, make sure that your staff is in your hands. This staff is your sword which is the Word of God.

Dress and get ready to move because at any minute the alarm will sound and the bridegroom will appear.

While you are waiting never cease to pray!

Get ready!

Obey the Word of the Lord as He gave to Moses.

Obey and live!

Additional References: Ephesians 6:10-18

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38 Comments »

  1. Wow! Very insightful and instructive devotion. Thank you my sister.

    Let us Obey and live!
    Let us keep praying one for another and stay close to our Saviour. The event of his coming gets closer by the moment. Be ready and safe!

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  2. Hi Beverly! I loved this article and you are so precisely correct regarding your prayerful, heartfelt insight about “unprecedented” being a key thought for any or all to focus upon in these times! You’re doing a wonderful job in spreading the Gospel while instilling faith and insight in others to seek Him our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you and yours as you continue in seeking His will daily, to accomplish all you can in serving Him alone, our Lord God, Jesus Christ.
    Because of you I will soon return to your blog with something I was inspired to write today, which I want to of course share with you and any of your friends and followers here.
    Praise the Lord. Amen.

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    • Thank you for your kind encouraging words. I appreciate your support. You are welcome to share your thoughts and articles in my blog. You also have a very informative blog and I look forward to read your posts. We have to help and support each other as much as possible. God bless you.

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      • You’re welcome Beverley and all you say is so true and vital in these most troubled times on so many levels. We know why the conflicting forces are abundant now and that the master of all lies prepares the way for the antichrist to take his earthly throne, so he works overtime manipulating and subduing many more minions to serve his ulterior diabolical purpose. We won’t quit not ever we will stand with our Lord Jesus Christ to be victorious in His Glorious Victory over all things seen and unseen even unto death! We know where our truth, light and strength lie and nothing can stop us Beverley! God Bless You and Yours. Thank you very much for the consideration for which I’m indebted and humbled. Be well and take care. Amen.

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  3. Let us all rest in the shelter of the Most High (Psalm 91:1) during this “unprecedented” time. I love this post my sister and how we must all be on guard against the wiles of the enemy, keeping ourselves safe and all those around us while also keeping our hearts safe guarded in the truth of God’s word.

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  4. While it seems to me we are getting closer to the day Jesus returns, we do not know the time as Jesus said in Acts 1. We should live our lives as if he is coming back today so that we are found to be faithful and we should live our lives as if he is not coming back in our lifetime and make plans and build our lives on Jesus the Rock.

    We should also listen to governmental leaders. God has placed them in authority for a reason. He has given doctors and researchers abilities to combat sickness.

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    • Amen. This is a lesson to us from God that we should always be prepared both spiritually and physically. As children of God nothing should take us by surprise. Thanks for reading and have a restful weekend.

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  5. This is an excellent post Beverley! We as Christians do need to be wise and follow the instructions of the government. And we most of all need to pray without ceasing! Those verses in Timothy always amaze me because it has come to past. We are experiencing all of those things now. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Yes my dear sister. We are watching the fulfilment of biblical prophecies with our eyes. I never thought I would live to see all these things that are taking place now.

      My mother died twelve year ago and if she should arise from her grave she would not recognize the world that we are living in. This prove to me how rapid technology is moving. It is simple amazing. Men are trusting and depending on technology rather than God. The Lord is not please with this.

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  6. Just came across your post. My very spirit recognizes the insightful truth of your words. I believe we are seeing revelation come to pass. I have been pondering for years now that we are coming to the end.
    As always God can and does miracles but always in accordance with His plans. God has also placed laws in place and being a God of choices- He does not usurp the authorities He has allowed. So as you say we have to obey the laws of the land for

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