Concerned about the coronavirus? Do not worry and do not fear the coronavirus. During this time we need to turn our worry into worship. There are all kinds of advice that pastors are giving in this time of crises. However, they all share a common theme. Trust in God, follow the advice of government officials during the self-quarantines and with hand washing. And, importantly, know that we have a Father God who is here for us.
God is using this time to draw His people together and self-reflect. He's also using us to pray for and over others who are afraid. There are people all over the world filled with anxiety, fear and uncertainty. Here's how we can shine a light and reflect the example that Jesus teaches in Matthew 6, "Don't worry" and "Have faith"...
We posted in Messages from God about God saying a "great shaking" was coming and it would feel "like an earthquake". The shaking we're feeling is God uprooting all false gods out of the way so we can turn to Him. We turn to Yeshua, the one true God. This video includes 2 prophets who describe in detail how the coronvirus is from the enemy/devil. They describe how the coronavirus (in much detail) was sent to cause fear but we're praying and fasting and God is working.
One of the prophets details how God is looking down and calling people to choose Him and come to God and Jesus (remember, it's free will, God can only call/invite us). It also details how that with the Passover season, (right after Easter and around April 15th-16th) Jesus's blood covers us and the number of coronavirus cases decline. Amazing and insightful.
This message includes a confirming word God gave us about how he would prove false idols will fail in this season. God said in one of our messages about "You're calling on Buddha and he's not there". These prophets also mention what Father God has been saying here about getting up and praying early with God and choosing God as He takes us on another level. The end result being victory which Father God mentioned in the messages in the Messages from God link above. He says we will be shouting "Hallelujah!" and "Victory!" soon.
Easter is a time to honor and remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born of a virgin and suffered in this world (despite having committed no sin or offense against anyone). He became the sacrificial lamb for us and was then crucified and hung on a cross for 3-days before He was resurrected. This is a death He freely chose so He could give us His name, blood and body and we can call on Him, receive Him into our hearts and have everlasting life. But, what's the significance of Easter and Passover this year? And importantly, what does it have to do with the coronavirus?
Jews are celebrating Passover which dates back to the Old Testament and the 10 plagues. Hence, people compare the coronavirus to the plague from Biblical times in the Bible. Jews have a special Seder (dinner celebration) to commemorate freedom from 400 years of slavery. The "passing over" occurred because the Children of Israel were held captive by Pharaoh who wouldn't let the Israelites go. During this time, God gave Moses specific instructions for the Children of Israel. As the 10th plague would occur, the death angel would "pass over" (or not cause death to come to a home) that had the mark of blood on it's door from the lamb that was slain.
Because we look at Jesus as the Lamb slain for our sins, we know we are covered in the name and blood of Jesus Christ. And, it's why Christians "plead the blood". Jesus died on the cross to save us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We confidently plead the blood because Jesus saves us from our enemies (satan/demonic workers, plagues, pestilence, wars, witchcraft, other attacks). Hence, whether you are Jewish, Christian or another religion, there's symbolism with Jesus, Easter, the resurrection, Passover and the plague. There's also a correlation with the plague and the coronavirus. That's why we trust confidently in God. It's also why we rebuke the coronavirus in Jesus's name and by God's authority.
As we come together as a nation, we're praying that the blood of Jesus - - the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world - - covers us. Jesus is the name above all names and by His stripes we are healed. Let us all take time to pray over Holy Week, Easter and Passover which ends on April 16th to confess our sins and ask God to hear our prayers and heal our land. We pray for the safety of our great nation and we pray confidently and KNOW that the coronavirus is already removed and already defeated in the name of Jesus Christ and by God's authority. We pray healing for all those affected - - and infected - - because we call on Jesus and by His authority we are healed. Hallelu-Yahweh! Nothing is impossible with God! God will help with every detail - Believe the possibilities!
How do you have faith when everyone around you is afraid? You have to come away from them meaning turn the TV off and don't let it get into your spirit when people say they are afraid. The Word says, "Be not afraid."
Stand on God's Word and remember, "Whose report do you believe?" God said "Never will I leave you nor forsake you." It also says, "Call on me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you." We also know that Jesus taught us to speak to the storm and rebuke the waves. As we exercise our faith - together - we will see a mighty move from Father God.
Always trust in God and know that if He allowed something then He has complete and total control over it. Trust God's timing and have faith. As we pray together and rebuke the coronavirus, the Body of Christ is growing and becoming more united. Stand firm on God's Word and don't worry. We are strong in the Lord and the power of His might.
Hear this prophetic message from Pastor Kenneth Copeland. Know that God is in charge, not man. The markets might fail, but God never fails. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us.
"Friday night at 9:24, now Gloria and my usual routine is we go to bed early and listen to a couple of messages, Brother Haginn, watch the 700 Club, about, you know 10:00 or 10:30, we turn the light out. Now we had just listened to Brother Hagin and suddenly the Word of the Lord came to me so I jumped up and ran and got my notepad and wrote it down: 9:24 'This disease CODV19 will be over much sooner than you think. Christian people all over this country praying have overwhelmed it. Give me all of the glory says the Spirit of Grace and many, many people will come to know me through it. I'm still Lord over this nation. I'm on the Throne and faith in Me changes things.'"
God said, "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour," God (Isaiah 43:2-3a).
Everything is being turned upside down and we're questioning how do we do this? In situations like this, It's important to line up God with what we're going through. The coronavirus is affecting everyone. People are concerned and it can easily turn into worry. Yes, be concerned and adhere to the President and government's rules about social distancing and hand washing. But, don't worry.
Worry will keep you up and cause heart palpitations and anxiety. God doesn't want us worrying because we have a Father God who loves us. Jesus tells the disciples 3x in Matthew 6, "Don't worry." We have a Father God who is our Dad. He loves us and that's calming reassurance that God will help and He's here for us. Let's not turn our concern into worry. Our Father loves us and cares for us. Look to Him to help. God is speaking and saying, "I need your undivided attention."
Crises produces caring so we should check on others and take care of ourselves. Ask God what He wants you to adjust in your own life. Should you reach out to someone else? Check on neighbors? Don't worry. We have a Daddy who says to put Him first and He'll help us.
Don't play God... That's an important message from Pastor Ravi Zacharias. Because of man's sin and preoccupation with self, we are seeing the result of sin and not seeking God first. Hence, we must turn to God so we can see that God is loving and He wants us to walk in love.
As we wrote this, the Holy Spirit said, "Don't worry." God will give you strength.
We need to be practical and also prayerful. Pray that God protects us with His shield. We also pray for those who have the coronavirus will be healed. We use proclamation as a time to talk to others about Jesus, i.e., in everything by prayer and supplication.
Remember, God is bigger than the coronavirus so don't be afraid. Jesus spoke to the storm, rebuked the wind and walked on the water. We keep our eyes on the Lord and look to Him. We have the peace that surpasses all understanding. Lastly, remember, God doesn't give us fear. We pray for our nation.
The coronavirus is a common enemy that's causing a resurgence of our faith. We're being called to use our faith - and wisdom in these difficult times. We don't want to tempt our faith, as Jesus was tested by the devil, "If you're really the Son of God, throw yourself down from here." We need faith that keeps us united - and connected.
As we were sharing this message, the Holy Spirit said, "Make yourself available". Check on neighbors, the elderly and loved ones. See who might need groceries you can share or a kind word.
Remember to keep reading your Bible. Read Psalm 27, 35 and 91. Trust God and know that just like Jesus said don't fear the storm, we don't fear viruses or plagues.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous runs into it and is safe. It's also written in Psalm 55:22, "Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you."
Don't use your energy to worry and be afraid. In this time when we're closed in with family, God gives us peace so choose to believe. Don't take in the negative - that's 24-hours a day. Tune it out and go play with your kids or take a walk. The battle in our mind needs to be one of a grateful attitude.
Note: The volume is extremely low in the Joel Osteen video clip.
Praise God as this is another confirming message. As God's people rebuke the coronavirus and pray and ask for God's mercy, God is speaking to His people. God is confirming that the coronavirus will be gone soon. Glory to Your name, Lord!
Despite not being together, we can still worship God. Churches are available online. God is in control and He loves us. We should use this time to draw closer to God. We pray to a real God who is able to answer our prayers.
Jesus teaches us in 2 Timothy 1:7, God doesn't give us the spirit of fear. He doesn't want us panicked. We should pray and ask for a cure. We should also use a sound mind and take precautions during the coronavirus. A scared world needs a fearless church.
As we close, remember in this time, there are a lot of people who are afraid (but God doesn't give us the spirit of fear, 2 Tim. 1:7). However, not everyone will want to turn to God or hear about Jesus. Remember to rebuke their personalities, meaning, don't become offended by their attitudes. We're to love one another as Jesus taught us and shine a light to as many as we can. Glory to God! He will not fail us!