To the faithful at Carter Tabernacle,
Grace and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer!
During my morning meditation period I was prompted by the Spirit to revisit Exodus chapters 9 – 14. After re-reading those chapters and pondering over their implications for us, as we grapple with this Coronavirus Pandemic, it occurred to me that we must confirm our faith in, and fear of, our True and Living God, who is the Maker of all things, and Judge of all people.
In the tenth and final plague visited upon Egypt, God revealed to His people a profound spiritual lesson which pointed to Jesus. This plague which called for the death of firstborn males could be avoided only by an act of devotion and faith. God commanded His people to take the blood of an unblemished first born lamb and smear it on the top and sides of the doorposts to their homes. When the death angel came through the land, every house that had blood on its doorpost would be passed over. Hence comes the term “Passover.”
During this Holy Week, and on this Maundy Thursday, we are reminded in 1Corinthian 5:7 that Jesus became OUR Passover (Paschal Lamb) when He died on Calvary to deliver us from the bondage of sin. Let me assure each of you that God is present with us during this Pandemic and this Holy Week should remind us that He has also given us a way out……THE BLOOD OF JESUS!!! It has not and will not EVER LOSE ITS POWER!!! We, then must, remain FAITHFUL, PRAY OFTEN, TRUST GOD, AND FOLLOW THE HEALTH PROFESSINALS AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY’S PRESCRIBED PROTOCOLS.
It is my prayer that your Faith in God will sustain each of you during these trying times. Remember, Jesus said in John 16:33, “I have told you this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assure, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.” (Message Bible)
So, remain Faithful, Pray Often, Trust God, and Follow the Proper Protocols. I’m looking forward to seeing you this Resurrection Sunday morning on Carter’s Parking Lot or via Live Stream or Facebook Live during our regular 10 am worship time.
Praying for the good health and safe-keeping of each of you, I am
Dr. James T. Morris