coronavirus has dramatically changed our entire world. Classified as a
pandemic, this disease mixed with heightened media attention and strict
governmental mandates, has become unparalleled in its scope and impact. There
is a great deal of uncertainty and downright confusion regarding this disease
which should be a signal to those who follow Jesus, as a situation which
requires discernment from the Holy Spirit to be dealt with wisely. Our Heavenly
Father is a God of order. He expects order in His church and reflects order in
Corinthians 14:33 (NKJV)
For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of
Yet here we
have a disease that has many interpretations among even the most advanced
medical communities in the world. How did this disease develop? How does it
spread? Who will get the disease? How do we treat it? Should people wear masks
to prevent the spread? Are masks unhealthy? Is this virus even really a virus
or is it (as some suggest) a form of bacteria? Now, take those questions and
apply the dilemma of who should we listen to for sound advice? Even the World
Health Organization has shown itself to be unworthy of our complete trust. All
of this turmoil is not from God!
10:10 (NIV) The
thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life
and have it to the full.
reminded of the earliest Christians in the book of Acts. As they waited in the
upper room for the presence of the Lord, they also dealt with uncertainty. Many
of them could not understand each other due to language barriers. It was only
when the Holy Spirit came and filled them with His presence, that they were
able to move forward with the confidence that comes through understanding. By
waiting upon the Lord, they were able to birth a movement that has grown in
light and intensity for over 2000 years.
40:31 (AMP) But
those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain
new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up
close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become
weary, They will walk and not grow tired.
the midst of this pandemic we are faced with what appears like new challenges.
They aren’t really new, but they may look and feel different. The answer to
this pandemic is Jesus. He is the CURE. Jesus gives us Life. Jesus is the
way. How can we move forward with
confidence knowing that we can be safe? We can trust Jesus and believe in His
provisions for us. We are not talking about “name and claim it” as is being so
misused (and misunderstood) in these days. Rather, we are encouraging each
reader here today to allow Jesus to activate your faith in Him. Our faith is
activated through prayer (talking with Jesus) and declaring (out loud) His
The LORD is
our Provider, our Healer, and our Peace.
Genesis 22:14 (NKJV) So Abraham called
that place “The Lord will provide”; [Jehovah Jireh] as it is said to
this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”
15:26 (NKJV) … If
you will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord your God and will do what
is right in His sight, and will listen to and obey His commandments and keep
all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon you which I brought upon
the Egyptians, for I am the Lord Who heals you.
16:20 (NKJV) And the
God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our
Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
14:27 (AMP) Peace I
leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I
give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My
perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength
for every challenge.]
We can have
confidence in the Lord Jesus Christ, and His finished work on the cross. We can live without FEAR of this virus! God is LOVE and HIS PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT
ALL OUR FEARS.
4:8-9,18 (AMPC) … God
is love. In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are
concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or [unique] Son, into
the world so that we might live through Him. There is no fear in love [dread
does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of
doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of
punishment, and he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is
not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].
for us is COMPLETE. Jesus Christ’s
complete work on the cross guarantees us access to the Father’s love. We need to receive HIS LOVE and be freed from
all FEAR, from any virus, pandemic, destruction, or loss.
Jesus is the
Way, the Truth, and the Life. Our HOPE
as Christians is in Him. Jesus Christ is coming back for us, His Bride, for
those who love Him and have made Him Lord.
(NKJV) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring
with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the
Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no
means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of
God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the
air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one
another with these words.