Famine In the Land

​Zechariah 14:9  Half billion more people face poverty due to virus – reportAssociated Press | April 8, 2020  

Planned Parenthood board member on COVID-19 closures: Nothing is ‘more essential’ than Life Site News | April 9, 2020 

Even the ‘best science’ doesn’t have the final word on COVID-19   New Scientist | March 19, 2020 

·     “That Day” in Scripture
·     Distinct Day
·     Marked Out In Advance 
·     A Radical Change In Perspective
·     Requires New Strategies  

Zechariah 14:9 “The Lord Will Be King Over The Whole Earth. On That Day There Will Be One Lord, And His Name The Only Name.” 

“Though we will not be able to gather together with one another as we normally would on Easter, we can use this sacred time to focus on prayer, reflection, and growing in our personal relationship with God,” President Trump  “I ask all Americans to pray that God will heal our nation…” President Trump 

2 Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal [rapha] their land [whole earth].” WE HAVE MORE KNOWLEDGE AND LESS WISDOM 
·      Famine in the Land 
Amos 8:11 “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD…”

WE HAVE MORE CHALLENGES AND LESS ENDURANCE
·     Our Frailty Has Been Exposed Friedrich Schiller’s observation of the Thirty Years’ War [1618-1648] “History brought forth a great moment, but the moment found a mediocre people.” 

The war Is Cultural – this pandemic reveals the true nature of the war
Media seems to want the problem to continue
Government wants control People will give up everything to survive 
·     Crisis Is An Opportunity
Jeremiah 12:5 “If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you fall down, how will you do in the jungle of the Jordan? (RSV)

WE HAVE TOO MANY “KINGS” AND NO LORD Revelation 1:5-8 “…Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead,and the Ruler Over The Kings Of The Earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, He Is Coming with clouds, and Every Eye Will See Him, Even They Who Pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Jesus Rose from the Dead
Jesus is Ruler over all the kings of the earth 
Jesus Is Coming Back as King of Kings and Lord of Lords