COVID-19 AND THE CHURCH (PRE, PERI AND POST)
Are we to say the nature of greed, to subdue, to always want to be the boss that God put in man is one of the greatest problem mankind is facing now?. This nature has led many into different journeys either in the right way or the opposite in other to suit themselves.
The use of force to control the other people has led to the creation of different methods, weapon ranging from just explosives to now bio-weapons which when used has a long time after effects. This has led the world into what nobody could believe can happen. The whole world brought to his knee.
During creation, God gave man the ability to control unknowing to man that everything is not under his control. This power to control given to man, is what has engulfed man to think he can control all things. “we are not in control”. We’ve wanted to control the church, we have wanted to control God, we have wanted to control each other. And controlling is a pre-corona virus perspective. Thinking of ways to subdue the other to obey your command is what has brought man to its present state, which is still going to take it to a more perilous time.
As it’s known to all, corona virus vials were created as a spice to a weapon thinking they are in control of the vials. With it in their hands the world would be in their palms but no. God showed them He’s in control and not them.
The church is fast loosing its feet on the ground going after things they can’t control. The spirit to control is what has led some so men of god into doing fake miracles so they can control the members psychologically. Some men of God no longer speak from God but from themselves. Trying to take control of the church like they are the God been talked about.
Covid-19 the present war mankind is battling with that has claimed the life of hundreds of thousands of people and has currently affected millions of people and still rampaging has led to the shutdown of churches all over the world. This has led to church services suspended. The gathering of the children of God that the bible admonished that should not be forsaken has to be for the main time due to what the urge of man to be in control has led him into.
So far, technology has played the most visible role for the church in addressing the pandemic. Virtual church is now the order of the day although it has been before the pandemic; such a concept could be a tough sell to many churches. If more connections are moving to the virtual world, finances might become an issue. “It is now a time in our personal lives for learning, ‘what do I need to let go?’ it also calls us as a church to ask the same question.”
Church leaders say some of the response to the coronavirus pandemic might help point the way to the future. There might not be a path back to where the church was before the pandemic. I believe the church now have a different kind of future in front of it. And it has to now begin to imagine how the future might look like. The bible made us to understand in the book of 2timothy 3:1 that “in the last days, perilous times shall come”. Truthfully, the days are at hands and covid-19 might be one of the times but which is probably the least of what is to come if at all its one of the time.
I hope we apply a post-coronavirus perspective that life is fragile and life is random.
The church scale through the world war, Spanish flu and a host of others. The same way it will scale through covid-19. But the big question now remains “ what is to come next after the novel corona virus due to the greed of man to be in control?”. Is there going to be another greater pandemic that might eventually crumble the earth? Who knows?