No Quarantine with God

Dear Readers, because of the current world situation I am inserting this post, which is not directly about New Jerusalem.

New JerusalemThe covid-19 virus pandemic has caused many isolation and social distancing measures to be announced. Nations have closed borders, sealed off cities, and quarantined sick or suspected persons.

In ancient times, leprosy was a terrible infectious disease. Those who were infected had bad rashes and sometimes severe facial deformities. When a person got leprosy, he was discriminated against and isolated by society.

One day a leper came to Jesus. He worshiped him and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can cleanse me.” Jesus held out his hand, touched the leper, and said, “I am willing; be cleansed!” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed (Matthew 8:2-3).

Nobody dared to approach the leper, who was regarded by everyone as an impure person who must be separated from society. However, the Lord Jesus was willing to approach him and even reached out to touch him.

Although Jesus only needed to speak to heal the leper, nevertheless He touched him. What consolation for this leper who suffered from pain, was isolated, and desperate from panic!

God is merciful. Even if fear arises again today, please remember that the Lord Jesus died to redeem us and resurrected to regenerate us (1 Peter 1:3). Today He invites you to cast “all your anxiety on Him because it matters to Him concerning you” (1 Peter 5:7). Then “the peace of God will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7).

 

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  1. I have been thinking on the woman with the issue of blood who knew all about social isolation. She would have understood not to touch anybody for fear of contaminating others due to the law. She wasnt lockdown for a few weeks but 12 years!!!And yet she pressed in to touch Jesus and New life flowed to her. Nothing stops us keeping away from Him or touching Him. Intimacy with Him at this time is the Way.

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    • Agreed. Thanks for your comment. Nothing but our hesitation keeps us away from Him. But we can “come forward with boldness” based on His accomplishments (Heb. 4:16).

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  2. Tom Smith

     /  April 8, 2020

    Praise the Lord that today the Lord Jesus is still inviting us to cast “all our anxiety on Him because it matters to Him concerning us” (1 Peter 5:7). In this way “the peace of God will guard our hearts and our thoughts in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7).May we not miss this opportunity to contact the Lord Jesus to experience and enjoy Him in the midst of this trying time .

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  3. Yes, He knows that we will have anxiety but He has given us a way to escape it. Praise and thanks to our Lord!

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