Summary: It is time to seek the Lord. The present situation in the world, is a Strange one. God is aware of what the enemy is doing but we, Chistians, are the ones to put an end to it.
THE WORLD VERSUS COVID-19
It is clear that the world is facing an unseen enemy whose scientific name is The Corona virus; otherwise known as COVID-19; the invisible enemy. I would like to share with you, what God is ministering to me at this moment, through the events of these days. COVID-19, is a virus from Asia: it came and caught everyone unawares and is spreading throughout the world with great speed. It came in with a great noise and sowed panic in the hearts of the low and mighty, and is keeping people on their toes day and night. It intends to destabilise those whose hope is in the Lord but we should not allow it (Psalms 91). Here are some relevant Bible verses that show what God did for His children in the past and I would ask that you appropriate it to our country and to yourself because God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
God’s promise and covenant: Genesis 9: 14 – 17 “And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah: “This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth”.
“He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night”.
God is saying unto us, that His covering is upon our nation, like a rainbow, reminding Him of His covenant with us, that He will not destroy us. This means that COVID-19 is not permitted to destroy the world; whether at home or abroad. Let us therefore say to this storm, like Jesus did: “Peace, be still”. We thank God for eveyone and for the fact that we are a set of people that know and fear God. Although we have allowed the world to creep into the church, there is still a remnant of believers that know God and fear Him and serve Him in truth and in holiness. That is why God is keeping us safe. Do not forget to apply the BLOOD OF JESUS on the lintel of your house, home, life, work, career, country and all that is yours.
Our world is entering into a new phase. The present lockdown is the transition between what the world used to be and what it shall become. A reality we must come to terms with, is that the temporary lockdown will lock down some things permanently. Our world will no more be the same; international politics, protocols, economy, social ethics, will change many things and governments will bring up new policies to regulate immigration, international travels, religions, church attendance and activities, mission work, etc. We shall soon be talking of a post-covid era. During this period when people are confined to their homes and are trying to figure out what the future holds, I believe that God is saying to His Church ; “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over past” Isaiah 26:20.
The government and the governors acknowledge the fact that the battle against this enemy, is a fierce one. They know that the weapon to use in fighting it, has to be a special one. It has touched every aspect of life; planted fear in the hearts of people, robbed them of loved ones, stripped them of their livelihood and so on. Christians know that it is more of a spiritual battle, than medical. The Bible wants us to use spiritual weapons; not canal ones, in the pulling down of the stronghold of this enemy and cast it down with all its imaginations. Let us pray for individual and collective revival; so that the Holy Spirit will come back into the Church and take absolute control, as we hand over to Him.
There is hope; everyone knows that it will soon come to an end and that the world could gain from this situation. This gain will spread across every sector of life and our country: economy, health, education, etc. The Church too should gain from it, if our leaders concede their seat to the Holy Spirit to lead as in the time of old.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”. (2 Chronicles 7:14)