“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.” Hebrews 4:14 KJV
Late 2019, God spoke to my heart that 2020 will be the year of PERFECT VISION. It sounded like a cliché, but I have come to realise that God is not in the business of wasting words. Our cardinal prophecy in part (Isaiah 60:2) talks about darkness filling the land and even ‘gross darkness’ the people! However, the glory of the Lord will be all over us; what a contrast. All these put together made me realise we are in for a special year.
In case you have not noticed, it is not business as usual. COVID19 the invisible enemy has intruded into our world and disrupted all things, everything and anything! It has brought with it, strange phrases like, ‘social distancing’, ‘self-isolation’ and many more into our lexicon. It has rearranged how we do business, those we socialise with and how we do it. Even the experts disagree on how to slow down this menace. The invisible enemy hiding in darkness has brought with it visible anxiety and fear. So, to see the invisible you need 2020 PERFECT VISION, it cannot be business as usual.
The antidote to darkness is light, and COVID19 is a product of darkness, remember that. From the beginning of creation, light always wins over darkness. When God said, “let there be light”, the next phrase is “and there was light”! (Genesis 1:3). God manifested light by His word, the same word that He has given us in abundance. Christ did the same thing when evil came knocking after forty Days of fasting (Luke 4:1–13). Light is deployed using the word of God or our confession of faith. This evil called COVID19 is a virus, it multiplies exponentially, crossing national boundaries without let or hindrance. But the word of God is superior, it is quick and powerful, sharper than anything known to man (Hebrews 4:12). Unlike COVID19 that has only destructive power, the word of God has both destructive and creative powers (Proverbs 18:21). So, with the word you can destroy COVID19 and repair its complications.
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)” Hebrews 10:23 KJV
Hebrews 10:23 is an encouragement to hold fast to the word and not to waver, don’t let go or give grounds. This will suggest that your victory might not be apparent initially, but you are winning, so stay on course. Maintain your confession or to coin a phrase, ‘Go Viral’ with the word, it replicates faster than COVID19, it crosses boundaries seamlessly and it endures forever. Remember everything in existence was birthed or framed by the word of God (Hebrews 11:3). When all is said and done, God will always back His word up (Jeremiah 1:12). So, arise and shine, its 2020 PERFECT VISION, it’s time to GO VIRAL WITH THE WORD.
Revd Dr. ‘Femi Bosun Idowu
Lead Pastor, NCCStrongNation