I’ve been in some inspiring Zoom meetings recently–which appears to be the new norm. (If you haven’t experienced Zoom, it’s a software program that allows a few people or thousands to “meet on-line” in real time.)
Last week one gathering involved 300 mission leaders. Another four-hour session brought sixty youth ministry heads together. Then pastors and Christian leaders hooked up in my hometown.
Finally, we celebrated the National Day of Prayer on May 7 via Internet streaming which united millions of followers of Christ in virtual worship and prayer.
Is it time to re-set the Church by “zooming” back to the Book of Acts?
Since the baseball season remains cancelled, let’s use a baseball analogy.
As I ponder what a friend calls the Coronapocalypse, I become increasingly aware of two teams in combat and two “pitches” being thrown.
On one side, demonic forces are motivating some leaders to create fear, suffering, and a willingness to follow authoritarian rule through the global pandemic. This could be “conditioning” for world governance described in Revelation–or a precursor. Call it a satanic “bean ball” (an intentional pitch to hit the opposing batter).
The difference is the demons don’t want to just hurt human beings. They want to kill them (separate them from God–John 10:10).
On the other side, I missed God’s “curve ball” until recently. He wants to use these events to save, not kill, billions.
Keep your eye on both “pitches” in the coming days.
The second decade of the 21st century has begun and it’s easy to play off the number “2020.” For most of my life my vision was 20/800, corrected only by contact lenses. Since having cataract surgery, I can see “20/20” without help.
I’m also trying to spiritually glimpse what is in store for the planet in 2020 and beyond, and will do my best today to share what I “see.”
Here’s my view of the world in the year of our Lord 2020.