April 1, 2020 3:20 PM Central Time
Greetings in the Mighty Name of Jesus,
I am blessed to know that you are a faith person that believes God when you fall into different tests and trials. James chapter 1, tells us to count it all joy when we fall into different tests and trials. We are believing with you and praying for you that you stand fast in the Word and Spirit during this time.
It seems that most of the world and many in the Body of Christ are in a time of fear and panic. Jesus taught us all to fear not because He is with us always. I realize that this panic and fear in the church comes from a conspiracy theory that a secret society, founded in the 1800’s, is trying to take over the world and vaccinate us with the antichrist chip. There is also the idea that our United States government is trying to shut down churches and close their doors. The main minister who proposes these theories has written two books on conspiracies to take over the world and our government, and is in the process of writing a third book this year. These books do not preach the Gospel, but only espouse conspiracy theories. This makes us aware that this individual’s mind is saturated with this type of thinking, not the Word of God. Get the books for yourself and you will see. I have personally purchased these books and reviewed them myself. That is why it has taken me this long to comment about it. The Bible says that only a fool answers a matter before he hears it.
Jesus did not preach conspiracy theories about the Roman Empire when the Jews were in captivity to them in His day. He also told His disciples to go and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom, not conspiracy theories. Jesus was led as a lamb to the slaughter, with no protest, and hung on the cross for us all. He set an example for us, so keep preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom and not conspiracy theories.
Because of the conspiracy theory that the United States is trying to shut down churches, some have elected to disobey health authorities by not limiting large gatherings and spreading the Coronavirus. I am not afraid of the Coronavirus and it will not come near me, my family, or my dwelling. You should believe the same thing. However, all men have not the same faith you do. Using wisdom during this time is not disobedient to God or His Word. The government is not going to stop us from preaching the Gospel. If they attempt it, I will lead the march to the White House myself and make them shut my mouth. I ain’t scared of the government or anyone else. I spent ten years of my life in prison and I’m not scared of going back for the Gospel or the Lord Jesus Christ.
Like I have said before and I say it again, by the Spirit of God, “the things that are going on today are a natural and spiritual correction” that I have spoken about many times in the last ten years or so. Many in the church think that they are fighting the government when really they are fighting God. Things are out of God’s divine order in the world and in the church. He permitted this to happen to get the world’s attention and to get the church’s attention.
A good example is when Jesus Christ walked into Dad Hagin’s hospital room when he had chipped his elbow. Jesus emphatically told him, “I did not do this. The devil did. But I permitted it. You may say, If I knew this was going to happen, why didn’t I stop it? You may want to get angry with me for not stopping it, but you should thank me. For had I not permitted this to happen, to get your attention, you would not have lived past the age of 55 years old; you would have died. (He didn’t start RHEMA until he was 57, so RHEMA would have never existed.) This is the third time that I have had to speak to you about this and that is why I allowed it to happen.”
Whether you believe it or not, when you get to Heaven, you will find out that what I am telling you is the truth. This correction and shaking going on in the world and the church has been permitted by God. There is a correction and shaking going on in the natural world right now and some will not survive. Quickly on the heels of this, there will come a correction and shaking in the church world, which is already occurring. Only those, founded upon the rock – Jesus Christ, and the Word of God will stand. Immerse yourself in the Word and prayer and help others in this time of need.
Instead of fighting the government, reach out to those who are sick, poor, in financial need, and lead them to Christ. Many will turn to Jesus during this time if they have the right voice to lead them to the cross. If you ain’t scared of the virus, go to their house and raise them up and their whole family will turn to God, especially if they are dying. We can make this the church’s brightest hour or darkest hour – it is up to us. Preaching conspiracy never saved a soul. Preach Jesus and God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
I commend you for standing strong and true during this time and remembering from where you come. I believe this will be the church’s finest hour, regardless of the conflict, virus, conspiracies, and financial need. God is with us and we cannot fail!
– Randy Grier