“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (Eccl 3:1) But have you considered the truth that there is a purpose within times and seasons? Every occurrence is purposeful and not accidental nor is it coincidental. The reason for the purpose of occurrences remains as the secret things of God. They are hidden in Jesus Christ and only those who are in pursuit of knowing Him will ever come to know the purpose for life and all that comprise of it. This may appear to be strange language to an individual who has never considered God as all knowing and all powerful. They are often too busy trying to discover the purpose for life in the things around them or the things that they are able to do. There remains a deep longing within the hearts of those who seek satisfaction through things and the pursuit of knowledge. They often will misinterpret the constant longing for more of the same until their pursuit and purpose becomes an endless circle. John on the Isle of Patmos received this revelation of Jesus Christ:
You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.” (Rev 4:11)
It took his being banished on to the isles of Patmos. It required the sacrifice of his freedom and the luxuries of life. It took the rejection of friends and family in order to bring him to a place of seeing Jesus as worthy to receive all honor and glory! Not only is He worthy to receive the honor and glory that is due His Name, but He is acknowledged as the Creator of all things. Not only is He the Creator of all things. They exist for a reason. All things exist by Your will and for Your glory! This is a highly significant truth that must be established within our hearts. All events lead to this conclusion. One may struggle with it, fight against it, or outright reject it; but the truth remains, none can ever come to know their purpose in life without the revelation that their purpose is hidden in Christ. Therefore, all things must be managed with the intent to glorify the Creator.
The earth rebels against misuse of resources. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and all natural disasters have their origin in man’s rebellion against God. Sicknesses, diseases, and infirmities, pandemics, and epidemics, are the result of the same. It is not merely our personal struggle, but the climate or times and seasons are the result of decisions made on the part of people. The bible refers to Satan as being “the god of this age.” He rules over people in order for them to set trends and introduce waves of rebellion that defines our age. How can such things that are clearly condemned in the bible now be widely accepted even among many who say that they are Christians? It is because they slowly evolved into a mindset that contradicts God’s Word. Even though all will experience the effects of this present age, God will save those who understand that all thing exist and were created by and for God’s will. My prayer is for those who represent God’s standard to return to the authentic. Do not allow the demands of worldliness to force you into a compromise. Too much is at stake for this.