The world being created for us has been proclaimed the “new normal” by the government and medical dictators. Nothing, they say, will ever be the same as we were used to. We will have to adapt for the indefinite long-term, they tell us, to keep the dreaded virus in check.
So, prepare yourself, they warn, for compulsory social distancing, wearing masks, testing, and fast-track vaccinations. And don’t forget an enhanced and invasive “contact tracing” surveillance that will monitor your whereabouts and also your home. Essentially, this is what “they” are telling us:
“We are training our agents now (Ventura County, CA) to knock on your door. (H.R. 6666) If we find anyone in your household who tests positive for COVID-19, we may remove and quarantine them. And plan on us coming back to pay you a courtesy visit to make sure everyone is ‘safe.’ But be of good cheer, science has come to the rescue with a wonderful vaccine so you can get your immunity certificate and be allowed to go shopping again. Churches and barbershops and salons will be opened again. Isn’t that great!”
Welcome to their “new normal.” Welcome to their kingdom!
Our New Normal: Option One
Let’s step outside their “new normal” for a moment and consider this question: Could it be that the God of our fathers has allowed the powers-that-be of this present darkness to gain this kind of rapid momentum because He wants to teach us an important truth? What would that be?
To answer that question, we will need a correct understanding of biblical theology. One could believe the theological framework that provides the only hope of salvation in the future coming of Jesus Christ. Only then will we have a Kingdom of God’s “new normal.” In this scenario, when He returns our enemies will be destroyed and a brand new “heavens and earth” will be created in which the redeemed and worthy of God will dwell forever in perfect bliss. In the meantime, we will complain, protest, and do our best to survive during this time of tribulation until we are rescued from on high. That’s the first option.
Our New Normal: Option Two
My theological viewpoint is quite different and admittedly, I’m in the distinct minority. I believe, based on the biblical evidence from what I have discovered, that the Lord Jesus has already returned, sits on the throne of David at the right hand of the Father, has all power and authority, and is the Head of every local church assembly of His Covenant People. The Kingdom of God has been established in the New Covenant and is now ready to be manifested (see Books Six and Seven of the Covenant Heritage Series).
If that is true, correct, and certain, could it be that God, our Father is saying, “You have a choice. Now is your opportunity to fulfill your duty to manifest the real ‘new normal’ Kingdom now by My Spirit and through My power. Or you can choose to do nothing, wait in limbo, and default to the kingdom of darkness.” That’s the second option. But this scenario of manifesting the Kingdom of God now only becomes operational when the sons and daughters of biblical Israel actively take on their responsibilities and obligations before God. To do what? What does the Bible say?
What the Kingdom Looks Like
I saw a short video clip a friend sent me recently. It was a scene of a crowded coffee shop somewhere in Colorado just this week. It was lively. Everyone was smiling and talking and laughing. There was a line of folks outside waiting to get inside. They were our People. They defied the social distancing mantra and no one was wearing a mask. The link is at the end of this post.
I will tell you what I saw at this coffee shop. It was the Kingdom of God being manifested in the business realm by Adamic people taking dominion over their own business. Freedom, love, joy, order, people and power. Love it!
Now just think about how much more the Kingdom could be manifested now in a local church assembly. According to the Scripture, that local church is in authority over local government. In the Name of Jesus Christ, it is supposed to take dominion!
Here’s the key. Take dominion as a church at the local level and put an end to this advancing tyrannical destruction.
Let’s create “our new normal” – the Kingdom of God manifested now! Is this not the purpose for which you have been created?
Rise Up O Men of God
Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and soul and mind and strength
To serve the King of Kings.
Rise up, O men of God,
His Kingdom tarries long;
Bring in the day of brotherhood
And end the night of wrong.
Rise up, O men of God,
The church for you doth wait,
Her strength unequal to her task,
Rise up, and make her great!
Lift high the cross of Christ!
Tread where His feet have trod;
As brothers of the Son of Man,
Rise up, O men of God!
- by William P. Merrill
Lawrence Blanchard, ND, M.Div
Coffee Shop: Click here
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