Prophecies and Proclamations of Faith - Are They Trustworthy?
In the last few days, there have been prophetic declarations that believers should “have no fear because the cure will come in a few days.” On the other hand, one world renowned faith teacher declared, “Any fear of the coronavirus will cause you to get the virus because of your unbelief.” So, what are we to believe?
The Bible is filled with both faith and wisdom, and they are not contradictory. In this time of worldwide panic AND justifiable concern, believers need to be an example of both. It seems clear to me God’s Word teaches us that wisdom is taking sane precautions and faith is trusting Him for the final outcome. As believers, shouldn’t we do both and be an example to the world?
We Have Many New Covenant Examples to Follow:
When Paul made his last visit to the Temple, the other apostles told him there was great anger in Jerusalem towards him and some had sworn to kill him. Paul decided to take a few other men and go to the Temple to make Jewish vows to calm the crowd. Paul knew this didn’t add to his relationship with God but considered it wisdom. As a result, he was arrested and eventually ended up in a Roman prison. Rather than regret, he often wrote that his “chains” were furthering the Gospel and told his friends to never be ashamed of his imprisonment. Wisdom and trust that God will use the outcome for good.
Mark Drake is an internationally known author, teacher and leader. He focuses on equipping leaders around the world in New Covenant Grace.