Ephesians 2:1-2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
What are the ways of the world?
- The airways of the earth (Ephesians 2:2) are bombarded with fear (e.g. Corona Virus news)
- What you will hear in the news will affect how you will behave
- After hearing negative news, you will not be able to understand what God has done for you
- Luke 21:11 clearly says that crisis are coming and going
The promise for you is in Ephesians 2:7-9
- God raised born again Christians into heavenly realms
- You can enjoy that privilege, but do not be boastful about it
How to you prepare yourself against crisis?
- Guard your heart
- Job 6:24-25 : Do not communicate bad news and seed fear
- Agree that crisis is happening, but not communicate it further
- Matthew 13:24-30 : In the parable of the weeds Jesus explains that in the midst of crisis you can grow and reach full potential !
Your Shepherdsplace Church The Hague Media Team