Jesus told His disciples there was going to be a great reversal in wealth. As Moses prophesied to Israel, they were destined to be at the top of the heap. Moses said it in this way, “If you listen obediently to the Voice of GOD, your God, and heartily obey all His commandments that I command you today, GOD, your God, will place you on high, high above all the nations of the world. All these blessings will come down on you and spread out beyond you because you have responded to the Voice of GOD, your God:
GOD’s blessing inside the city,
GOD’s blessing in the country;
GOD’s blessing on your children,
The crops of your land,
The young of your livestock,
The calves of your herds,
The lambs of your flocks.
GOD’s blessing on your basket and bread bowl;
GOD’s blessing in your coming in,
GOD’s blessing in your going out.”
This blessing is pretty fantastic! It is what Jesus is offering to His disciples, and what God is offering you during this coronavirus pandemic. So listen to how the wealth is transferred.
The disciples saw Jesus offering a very wealthy young man an opportunity in His ministry, but the young man rejected it. This was because Jesus told him if he wanted to be perfect he would have to go through a trial and testing time. The Scriptures go on to say, “As He watched him go, Jesus told His disciples, ‘Do you have any idea how difficult it is for the rich to enter God’s kingdom? Let me tell you, it’s easier to gallop a camel through a needle’s eye than for the rich to enter God’s kingdom.’”
This statement obviously stunned His disciples because they had heard Jesus talk about the great blessings they would get by serving God. And to all of us these words are a shock when we first hear them. But listen to what Jesus went on to say in the Message translation of Matthew 19.
Jesus replied, “Yes, you have followed Me. In the re-creation of the world, when the Son of Man will rule gloriously, you who have followed Me will also rule, starting with the twelve tribes of Israel. And not only you, but anyone who sacrifices home, family, fields—whatever—because of Me will get it all back a hundred times over, not to mention the considerable bonus of eternal life. This is the Great Reversal: many of the first ending up last, and the last first.”
We all agree that the great reversal is what everyone wants, but do you understand it happens in God’s time, and not when we want it to? The current pandemic the whole earth is going through is the time of the great reversal. We will see darkness turned to light, poverty to great riches, and those who are lost will be found. This phenomenon has happened many times in the Scriptures, and we have the clarity of history to prove time and time again that it is true. Take a moment to understand what this great reversal means to you and I.
Just before Moses led the people of Israel out of Egypt, the death angel passed by every home in the land. If he saw the blood of the lamb upon the doorpost, he would pass over that house and no one would be harmed. Today, worldwide, the COVID-19 virus is passing by every home on the earth. The similarity with history is not a coincidence, but instead it is God’s clear exact message to your family. In ancient times, God was judging Egypt for the slavery and the yoke of bondage they had placed upon God’s people. God is the judge of the kingdoms of this world and He is lifting up the kingdom of our Lord, Christ Jesus.
In the next few weeks you will literally see this Scripture from Isaiah come to pass: “Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”
In a short amount of time, you will see our country increase and make new records on every measurable economic index. This is the time for you to plant your seeds in your heart and obey exactly what He says. Remember, Jesus said, “For the seed is the Word of God!” This means God’s daily word spoken in your heart is a seed that will grow into your part of the invisible kingdom of God. Obey the simple commands He gives you today, and you will find yourself ruling as His kingdom comes. I will be praying for each one of you on Periscope today.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky