The Cure for all virus and diseases – by Dr. Tony Evans
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We’re fighting a major virus aren’t we this virus has threatened our well-being our ability to fight this virus personally it’s tied to our immune system the stronger the immune system the better the fight the weaker the immune system the week of the fight well there is an immune system that God has placed in society it’s called the church the church is God’s immune system to fight the impact of the virus of sin and evil that affects our life and our world and even opens up the door for the circumstances that we’re facing today medically because the spiritual influences and impacts the physical I’ve said it many times let me repeat it everything visible and physical is preceded by something invisible and spiritual so if you want to rectify the visible and physical you must identify and correctly utilize the invisible and spiritual and so if all you see is what you see you do not see all there is to be seen we do not see the virus but we certainly see its effect we don’t see God but his effects are very real if the immune system of society Christians and the church if that immune system is weak the door is open for all manner of evil and yes even disease to infiltrate the society if you don’t see that then all you’ll deal with is what you see and you’ll do the best you can God gave two analogies in Matthew chapter 5 verses 13 to 16 to talk about the special role of God’s people and his church in the society he says in verse 13 you are the salt of the earth he then goes on to say in verse 14 15 and 16 you are the light of the world salt and light don’t miss read this he doesn’t say you’re the salt of the Chaika says you’re the salt of the earth you have salt and a shaker and it doesn’t do much for the decay in the meat because it’s hanging out without the salt one of the things this virus has done is move the salt out of the shaker God does this in the Bible in Acts chapter 8 God created disturbance or allow disturbance to move his people out of their comfort zone in Jerusalem so that they would get out into the broader society he used inconvenience God is not just shaking society he’s shaking Christians he’s shaking the church and said you’ve been too comfortable in the shaker hanging out with all the salt it’s time for you to be salt on some meat that’s decaying called the earth you are the salt of the earth you see back in biblical days salt was used as a preservative some of your great grandparents or grandparents in the country may still do that salting down the meat because salt acts as an antibacterial agent and it fights the gangs decay when you see decay in the world in the culture moral social racial decay something is going wrong with the presence of salt being in the decaying meat allowing the decay to happen much more rapidly no we are to stymie the decay by our presence in the meat not just in the shaker that is in the church we are to be in the society making a difference for God and he says you and the Greek text literally means you and nobody else because I work through my church to affect what happens in society and in the culture so when you complain our bad the culture is you got to ask how salty is the salt and can we even find the salt or is it hidden in the shaker inside inside the cabinet you are the salt of the earth now only was salt the preservative but salt creates thirst you know when people drink salt water they get more thirsty because salt creates thirst I remember one day when I was at an airport and I was in the Admirals Club and they asked if I wanted something to drink what I wanted some ginger ale I got some ginger ale when they brought me the ginger ale they brought me a cup of snacks peanuts and pretzels all full of salt I didn’t ask for that I didn’t order that I just ordered a ginger ale but they brought those snacks unrequested and that was on purpose they did that because it’s full of salt and they knew that if I drank my ginger ale and ate the snacks I would order and pay for another ginger ale anyone just being kind to me they were invoking me to another drink that I would pay for Jesus says you are the salt of the earth you know what our job is to preserve to endure the decay in society and to create thirst for our God and for his Savior you see it folk around you are getting thirsty because your faith is so vibrant so real then that means that you aren’t creating thirst I’m not creating thirst the church is not creating thirst how can we have all these churches on all these corners with all these programs and all these buildings and all these Christians and all this activity and still have all this chaos and society the virus of racism and culturalism and classism the virus have divorced the virus of of moral decay how can we have all these viruses and even pandemics how can all this stuff be maybe it’s because the salt can’t be located it’s a great biblical illustration of the importance of God’s presence in society with sodom and gomorrah these were two cities located side by side where God pronounced in Genesis 18 judgment because they had decayed so badly but then Abraham came to God and said will you destroy the righteous with the wicked he cut a deal with God he said if I can find 50 righteous will you save the city for the sake of the fifty and God agreed with the deal he says if you can find 50 folk who do things my way not their way then I’ll spare the five hundred thousand or however many were living there for the sake of the fifty Abraham couldn’t find fifty he said what about forty couldn’t locate forty he said what about thirty couldn’t locate thirty he said what about twenty he even went down to ten and God said I’d still do the deal so why was Sodom and Gomorrha destroyed it wasn’t just for its moral decay or its oppression of the poor both of which were present in that society no it was destroyed because the righteous couldn’t be located they had a good man in town named lot but lot suffered from our disease of personal peace and affluence he was so into his life his world his economics that he missed the purpose of why God had him there in fact he lost his own family when he was about to leave town his wife remembered Neiman Marcus and Saks and the mall and she looked back and became a pillar of guess what song his two daughters left with him because his two sons and laws refused to go they had an incestuous relationship with their father I mean if light would have won his own family that would have been six people if they would have won one each that would have been twelve Abraham would have found ten and Sodom and Gomorrah would still be on the map why is our nation decayed our nation is decaying not just because of the evil and the viruses that are plaguing it it’s decaying because the righteous can’t be located he says you are the salt of the earth and if the salt loses its saltiness he says it becomes tasteless and when it becomes tasteless he says who can make it salty again it is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under the foot of men what does he mean well in Israel most of the homes of flat in biblical days people would do things like we do on porch’s they would have receptions on the roof weddings on the roof they would do things on the rooftop so there would be a lot of trotting walking on the roof after a while that would create holes in the roof so it would rain in the house so they had to patch up the roof the way they would do that with gypsum they would mix gypsum with water turn it into a paste coagulated with salt so it became like a clay put it over the holes on the roof that had been tried known for so long the Sun would bake the gypsum that’s now mixed with water tied tightened by salt and hardened it to be a sealant like tar on top of the roof so water wouldn’t get into the house the problem was now the salt was good for nothing because gypsum is bitter and so you couldn’t get the salt in this little salt because they’d gotten mixed and watered down by being mixed with gypsum so it was good for nothing except to be walked on do you know the world is walking on Christians and walking on the church do you know it’s ignoring us not paying attention to us and not taking us seriously because we’ve gotten too worldly we’ve gotten too mixed up with secularism the secular way of thinking the non-christian approach to human definition human sexuality to the definition of marriage to the meaning of parenting to the role of children to what it looks like to be God’s representative in the workplace see we we have we have adopted the media’s definitions the secular definitions and we wonder why the viruses are getting worse in our society that’s because we’ve gotten too mixed up with gypsum and so we’re finding decay instead of development spiritually in our lives in our families in our churches and of course in the broader society you are the salt of the earth so if you want to save the culture Jesus is saying it’s up to you not just being a Christian but being a disciple because he’s talking to his disciples that that means you’re a full time follower not a part-time saint you’re a seven-day-a-week er not a to our Sunday visitor no you are the salt of the earth he goes on to say and you are the light of the world he says and you’re not be hidden your city on the hill you’re not a lamp that’s under a bed or under a basket he says what good is that you are the light last time I checked light only has one job one roll one responsibility and that is to shine light goes public light that’s off is not a value light always overrides darkness what does he mean you are the light of the world it means you’re the influencer you’d suppose be the influencer Christians are supposed to be influencing every segment of society not just influencing church services would it be God’s representatives if you’re doctor you’re not just a doctor you’re God’s representative in the medical field so the medical field sees what God looks like when God helps hurting patients if you’re a lawyer you’re not just a lawyer you know you’re God’s representative in the Bar Association so the Bar Association sees what God looks like when God tries the case if you’re a business person and not just a business person you’re God’s representative in business so the business world sees what God looks like when God cuts a deal if you’re a teacher you’re not just a teacher you’re God’s representative in education so education sees with God what God looks like when he teaches truth if you’re a housewife you’re not just a housewife you’re a demonstrating what God looks like when God is managing a well-ordered home if you’re a trash collector you’re not just a trash collector you’re God’s representative and cleanliness and stopping disease by the way you empty the trash and everything you do wherever you go you’re to be the light that is the divine influence representing God we call that being a kingdom representative you are a kingdom representative who has built a relationship with God who is drawing near to him and close this relationship and then publicly representing him you are the light of the world what good is a light that stays off if you’re in a dark room and it’s pitch black and you’re bumping into things and your family’s bumping into things and you’re any visitors or bumping anything why because they can’t see clearly but if you turn on a flashlight you’ve changed the equation haven’t you because the darkness now must submit to you and the people following you know where to our world is dark the problem is we’ve got Christians as dark as the world so they don’t know where to go cuz we don’t know where to go we bumping into stuff they bombing in the stuff we complain in the day bubble in the stuff they complain that we bump in as much as they’re bumping so everybody’s living in darkness when God says you’re supposed to be the light folks are supposed to know which way to go because they see you know where to go why because you are following the light of the world he says what good is the light that’s hidden what good is the light private no this is not a time for secret agent Christian spiritual ci8 representatives and covert operatives know this is the time when Christians go public and they demonstrate they don’t mind being known as followers of Jesus Christ I was invited in Dallas some years ago to open up in prayer for the City Council meeting and they sent me a note they said just don’t mention Jesus because we have people here who are not into religion and so just stay general God well I went down there and my prayer was basically in their Lord the City Council has asked me to come to you today to contact you about their decision making you told me if I wanted to get to you that the best way to do that is through the name of Jesus so since they want me to get to you I come to you in Jesus’s name first of all I thank you for creating the City Council because if you didn’t create them then they couldn’t be here to make decisions and according to your word everything that was created was created by Christ Jesus so I have to thank Jesus that they here then I want to thank you for government because you created government it’s supposed to be a Ministry of God and that was written by Paul the Apostle that apostle that met Jesus on the Damascus Road so lord I pray that you bless their decision-making that you give them wisdom and I ask all of this in Jesus name Amen you say if you don’t want to hear about Jesus don’t invite me because when you invite me Jesus comes with me and he should come with you and everybody who claims to be a Christian why we close our prayers in the name of Jesus because that is the mechanism God has given for us to access him and so the Father in Heaven says how you treat in the son because how you treat in the Sun affects how the the views your discussion with him so the question is are you an influencer or do you stay generic God because that’s safe you don’t want to be too Christian now we’re not talking about being bombastic but we are talking about being clear not being like an undecided voter you know we’re in this political season and people deciding who they’re voting on well you know we got to under to many undecided Christians when person decides who they vote on they put it on their bumper they put it in their yard they got placards going on why they declaring who they’re voting for I’m asking who you’re voting for you’re the salt a there you’re the light of the world can we see your vote and put it another way on your job when you can get back to it on your job if they accused you of being a visible verbal follower of Christ would you be convicted of all charges or would you be found innocent of any charge because you’re not clear you’re a vague follower of Christ no I’m gonna tell my whether you go to church I meant to my whether you believe in God I’m telling my whether you are a visible verbal follower of Christ because that will affect how much of Christ you experience and how much of impact you make when you decide I want to get close to you Lord Jesus and then I want to publicly represent you now you’ve gotten God the Father and Jesus the sons undivided attention he says in verse 16 to now let men see your good works not just hearing your good words because anybody can talk a good game let them see your good works let them see the things you do that are consistent with my will that’s a good work that’s not a good thing atheist can do a good thing and atheists can be a philanthropist and atheists can build orphanages and atheists can build hospital you don’t have to believe in God to do a good thing but we’re not discussing doing good things we’re talking about doing good work a good work is a god-ordained activity that he can authorize for which he gets the credit in other words if God can’t be connected to it it’s not a good work it’s a good thing he wants to be connected to it he wants it to be clear that he is standing with you in it and standing behind you for it therefore you can’t exclude him you can’t push him off to the sidelines you can’t ignore him no he says let men see your good works you know when you turn on your television you don’t just want the sound you want the site you want sight and sound you want what is being said to be supported by what is being seen so if you’ve not been a quality representative of God it’s time to repent God accepts repentance that’s where you just you make it known I am turning from my secret agent status I’m turning from just being salt in the shaker I’m turning from just being a SMO Sunday morning only I’m turning from being a bedside Baptist or mattress Methodist I’m turning from just being a casual Saint to being a committed Christian and yes I’m going to return to your word I’m going to return on my knees and I’m gonna return to getting to know you intimately and then representing you publicly as your kingdom representative yes I’m gonna I’m gonna turn because one of the reasons for this pandemic is to wake up the church now yes he wants to wake up the world but he wants to do it through a awakened Church he wants us to stop sleeping he wants us to return to our first love and he wants to be that first love which means passionately pursuing him and then publicly representing him let men see you good works and then he says and glorify your father who is in heaven and glorify your father who is in heaven that word glory is found throughout the Bible the theme of the Bible is the glory of God through the advancement of his kingdom that is the whole theme of all 66 books of the Bible the glory of God through the advancement of his kingdom so the question is what does the word glory mean let’s talk about glory the word glory comes from a concept that means waiting remember growing up in the day back in the day old school you you would say boy that dude sure is heavy now you weren’t talking about his weight you were talking about how deep they were in a particular area maybe they were real smart you say I do to show he show his heavy you were talking about the greatness of somebody when you talked about their heaviness their way teenis well when the Bible talks about the glory of God is talking about his waning that’s how heavy he is it’s talking about giving him the weight that his name is due treating him like he is and for what he’s worth to glorify God means to put him on advertisement to put him on display to create a banner where he is clearly seen you and I are God’s advertisement agency Christians individually and the church corporately we’re the ad campaign for the God of the Bible through his son the Lord Jesus Christ where is that agency so the question is what kind of advertisement are we giving about our great God how are we advertising him through the influence that we are making in a corrupt in a secular and in a godless society as salt and light and through the good works we’re demonstrating those good works come in a lot of different ways it comes in ministering to the homeless ministering to the poor helping the widow and the orphan it comes through supporting the up and out and the down-and-out with the good news of sharing our faith when’s the last time you witness to somebody and ask them about their eternal destiny what is the last time you’ve inconvenience yourself to make life better for somebody else and our Church in Dallas we’ve handed our cards these cards people can pick up for free at the bookstore that’s simply our acts of kindness card we say whenever you run across somebody that has a need you see and God prompts you to meet that need in some way whether it’s helping an old lady across the street picking up groceries or somebody helping a homeless person get a meal it can come in two million different ways after you do that act of kindness you hand them a card a card says this is an act of kindness from a member of Oakland Bible fellowship here in Dallas and if you need anything else here’s how you can contact us then we say you pray with that person then after you pray with that person if there is an opportunity you share the gospel with that person so we have hundreds and hundreds of people from our congregation all over handing out these cards doing good work in fact one lady who I ran into who one of our members had helped and given a car to because she was in a wheelchair and they had served her when she when the member gave him a card she said oh you must be from from that church Oakland Bible fellowship because y’all everywhere oh that’s what we want to hear God’s people are everywhere cuz we’re supposed to be everywhere doing good stuff good works not just good things because we bring God into it and we bring the gospel into it but we don’t just tell people how to get to heaven we tell them how we can help make their life better on earth on our way to heaven that’s what good works do you know you can look good as a bowler you can look sophisticated as a bowler you know they got bowling pants bowling shirts polish shoes bowling socks fancy bowling bags fancier bowling balls you put your three-ball fingers in there you can spin that thing but if that ball is rolling down the gutter you’re a good-lookin failure because how good you look is it relevant to the impact you’re making the goal of Ebola is to knock down pins that look good now if you can look good while you’re knock down pins good but make sure you’re knocking down pins how many pins are you knocking down how many pins will you knock down when this pandemic is over the virus has ceased and the world goes back to normal are you gonna knock down some pins or you just gonna look good in a bowling alley of church oh no this is the time for impact this is the time for Kingdom people to make Kingdom impact because you’re influencers salt light because you represent the king you know in television and movies they show you previews attractions those are the hot clips of the upcoming show night scene chase scene now the movie may be terrible but you never know about Eclipse because the clips are always hot clips well that’s a big show coming to town God is the producer of the holy spirit of the director Jesus is the superstar and it will be a worldwide production it’s called the kingdom of God in the meantime he’s left you and me here as previews of coming attractions we’re supposed to be the hot clips of the upcoming show so that when people see the clips of our impact they raise the question how much does it cost to watch the show that’s what we can tell them it doesn’t cost anything the price is already paid one of the great offers of our Savior Jesus Christ is life plus abundant life that means a fulfilled life so many people are existing because they don’t possess the life of God if you don’t know that you possess the life of God let’s get that fixed right now Jesus Christ is offering you his life the Bible says he that hath the son had life so if you want life not existence the forgiveness of sins the the guarantee of heaven and having Jesus Christ involved with your life on earth all of that is in this package called life and he’s offering it to you for free well not a lot is for free today but this is life for free how do you get it you simply go to Jesus Christ and trust him alone for it you don’t work for it you don’t earn it you don’t go to church for the Canada none of that can give you life only the person of Christ can give you life so I’m gonna pray a prayer you pray it after me you just have to meet it for yourself well Jesus I know I’m a sinner I know I can’t save myself but you’ve offered me the free gift of eternal life in exchange for myself so I place my sin next to your house believing you died as my substitute and I received now the eternal life that you say you would give me for free if I came to you for it so I received that now and thank you for my new salvation in Jesus name Amen today you can go deeper find answers and grow your personal impact with the Tony Evans Study Bible and commentary being the first African American to write a Study Bible in commentary this historic addition to dr.
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