An epidemic and pandemic is a plague, pestilence, disease infecting many people in a nation or nations. Coronavirus (Covid-19), or ‘Fearonavirus’ as it would probably be better named, is indeed foretold in the Bible…
God in His love warned us what to expect – I’m sure we can all agree that earthquakes, famines, epidemic diseases and terror attacks are prevalent, but so are God’s great signs and miracles abounding from heaven for His children, and all who will turn to Him. The only prophets of doom are the media and those who don’t know the good news, great hope and protection available for you and your family.
My 19 year old son called me as he was walking back from University late the other night. The conversation went something along these lines, “Mum, you’ll know this. I was reading in the Bible the other day about the seven seals in Revelation that would be opened over the earth. Could the fourth one relate to Coronavirus and what’s happening now”? I was grateful for my mobile signal giving out on me at that moment to buy me some time… that was deep, and yes, he was on to something. Coronavirus (Covid-19) is let loose and running like a rampant horse throughout the earth.
Fourth Seal: Widespread Death on Earth
7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And [f]power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
We have watched in shock and wide eyed wonder as Governments, medical professionals, financial institutions, airlines and businesses reel and scramble to come up to speed with this rampant horse that left its stall in Wuhan city, China, and rides swiftly and contagiously, visiting and leaving its death mark on nations. Faces turn pale with fear as death tolls rise and even the UK Prime Minister announced recently to expect more loved ones to be taken before their time. What should our response be as truly the name of the one that our leaders of nations and their people within fear is “Death”? Death to life and routine as we know it, death to convenience, death to financial markets and economies, death to leisure, sporting and public events and death to our much loved older community and those who are vulnerable with underlying issues. The biggest underlying issue here and cause of death to our freedom within, our way of life outwardly and threat to our health is fear, the fiercest pandemic of all at work in the hearts of men and women. Root it out today. There is another way!
As the Bible tells us, the name of this horse’s rider is death and that ‘Hades’ follows him. What does Hades represent? Hades is the ‘domain of death and darkness’ and here’s the good news, death and darkness have no dominion over you as a child of God unless you allow it.
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.Colossians 1:13
What a loving Father. In the same way the children of Israel were rescued from the plagues in Egypt by trusting in God, and God protected them from the ‘angel of death’ that took out multitudes in Egypt but passed over the Children of Israel living in an area of Egypt called Goshen (Hebrew meaning of Goshen is ‘drawing near’), read more here How To Beat The Coronavirus Outbreak and Coronavirus Outbreak – Protection For You and Your Family. Here’s the truth Governments and media aren’t telling you… For everyone who will ‘draw near’ to God, as the Children of Israel did during the plagues in Egypt, you will be safe and saved as you put your trust in the finished work of Jesus at the Cross. You see, He swallowed up your arch-rival death and darkness in victory, and gives freely His gift of eternal life so you can walk in the light of His presence, peace and protection whilst on earth. The word of God promises there is no need to die before your time, but only step victoriously over death into eternal life, when your purpose and time here on earth is fulfilled.
In Exodus 12:13 we read God’s promise to the children of Israel that still holds true for us today. “When I see the blood I will not allow the destroyer to come into your house”. You can panic or trust in the promises and protection provided for you through the blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God, poured out at the Cross. If the mere blood of a lamb applied in obedience and faith over the door and entry point of a home proclaimed protection to God’s children thousands of years ago, how much more is the blood of Jesus able to proclaim protection powerfully over you and your family today. The Dictionary definition of ‘Proclaim’ means “to announce something officially or publicly”. Well, God’s word is going public today and it’s official, all who receive it are distinguished from those who do not.
Here are three of my top tips and mandatory medications to protect me, my friends and my family:
- MEDICATE WITH HOLY COMMUNION
You have no idea how much Coronavirus, sickness in your body and fear, that are all part of the dominion of death and darkness, hates to be reminded of the victory there is for you in the death of our Lord and wonderful Saviour Jesus Christ. If Jesus took the passover bread and wine as it was called then (today we refer to this as Holy Communion), on the same night that He was betrayed, how much more should we obey and follow Jesus’ example when the dominion of death and darkness, sickness, and fear seeks to betray us and deceive us out of all God has made available to us through faith: God’s blessing, goodness and protection for our lives. Adam and Eve ate of the apple that plunged our world into the domain of sin, death and darkness, today we eat of the bread and drink of the cup that reminds the dominion of death and darkness of its defeat and our victory, light and life, through Jesus Christ.
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, [a]“Take, eat; this is My body which is[b]broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NKJV)
The new covenant of the blood of Jesus can be likened to a new contract. What does this contract contain for you if you will chose to enter into it and partake of it: forgiveness, acceptance as a son or daughter into the family of God, healing, divine health, protection, provision and God’s presence with you. The Bible goes onto explain the importance of not taking this new contractual agreement and communion in an ‘unworthy manner as that is the reason many are weak and sick among us, and many sleep (die prematurely)’. Notice it does not say you need to worry about your worthiness for if you have received Jesus as your Saviour, He makes you worthy. Your worthiness is not dependent on what you do but what Jesus has already done and won for you. Receive by faith, this is the ‘worthy manner’ that is meant here. Receive with confidence and faith that Jesus body was broken for your health and wholeness and His blood freely and lovingly given for your forgiveness, acceptance and protection. For too many years I made communion about me and my sin, when really it was always intended to be about Jesus and receiving His wholeness and victory in place of my weakness and frailty.
Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and [a]blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks [b]in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the [c]Lord’s body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many [d]sleep.1 Corinthians 11: 27-30
As I examine myself I acknowledge there is no good thing outside of Jesus and I depend on Him completely for my life and family. I discern the Lord’s body which means I understand what He accomplished on my behalf, I am not ignorant of the supernatural released into my natural. I agree with God’s judgement for my sin which is death, Jesus Himself tasted death for me, swallowed it up in victory, so I now live freely for eternity! WOW! To partake in a worthy manner means to partake confidently, with thankfulness, faith for your physical healing, health, protection and wellbeing in every area of your life.
As an aside, one of the meanings for ‘Holy’ besides being set apart is ‘fully functional’! As we partake of communion with our family daily we love to remind the dirty devil of his defeat and that our lives are fully functional again as God originally intended before sin entered the world. God doesn’t give to us a broken world, it’s still under the curse of sin which brings with it sickness and suffering – He gives to us His Kingdom on earth, accessed by faith. Go on, take communion today with fresh emphasis, medicinal purpose and power, receiving the divine health of God’s Kingdom life.
My daughter came home from school a week ago fear filled because of Coronavirus. She is just eleven years old. She now reminds us (incase we should forget) to have Communion every day. She reminds herself of God’s contract with her and all that entails. In the same way she wouldn’t go out without brushing her teeth or having breakfast, she believes what God’s word says about taking Communion and places her trust in Jesus, who paid the highest price for her protection and life. Believe God, trust His word….I dare you. Do the ridiculous and see the miraculous in your life! Last night we enjoyed a meal at Wagamamas before hitting one of my favourite Shows, Les Miserables, with three of our five children, we shared Communion together as part of our meal and in the midst of all our fun. A lovely family on the table alongside us watched on and it opened up a conversation and invitation to Church. Communion is one of heaven’s keys given to us to unlock powerful provision, protection, restoration and heavens perfection for our lives. Make it your healthy habit.
2. MEDICATE & MEDITATE ON GOD’S WORD
Meditation is actually a biblical principle…. we are told to meditate on God’s word day and night. The word ‘meditate’ in Hebrew means to murmer, ponder, reflect, mutter, talk, utter, study, imagine…. As you read God’s word and the magnitude of the promises given, literally begin to imagine those same promises applied to your life and what they can accomplish if only you believe and receive them. Another meaning of meditation is ‘roar’! I believe God would say to you that as you begin to mutter, utter and echo what God’s word says, those words from His mouth that you meditate on and speak out through your mouth, will become a mighty roar and have far reaching effects. The miracle is in your mouth and God’s word meditated and acted on will become medication and life to your body. Just like deodorant, God’s word must be applied to your life in order for it to work. Open your Bible and allow God’s word to jump out of the power packed pages of this proven book onto your pavement, and walk in God’s promises for your life and family.
Personalise Psalm 91 for you and your family and live in the protection and promises it contains everyday. Declare, decree and see God’s word released in your life and the lives of those around you…. Be a Kingdom carrier and a bearer of good news and blessing everywhere you go…. As I declare daily that “no evil shall befall me or my family, a thousand may fall at my side and 10,000 at my right hand, but it shall not come near me”, I am not praying selfishly but wisely and lovingly. As others see the reality of God’s word working on behalf of me and my family, multitudes will want to know yours and my great God too…. this truth is simply too potent with power and protection to keep to ourselves! Come on child of God, is your life provoking the world around you to jealousy so they want what you have or is your response no different to the panic stricken and fear fuelled response in this world? Don’t blend in when you’re called to stand on God’s word, stand up for Jesus and stand out!
3. POTENT, POWER PACKED PRAYERS
Up to this time you have not asked a single thing in my name [as presenting all that I Am]; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete.John 16:24
God says “It is time for my Children to pray potent prayers.” When you don’t see the answer immediately, keep on asking – you will receive! The dictionary definition of potent is powerful, forceful and effective. Your Heavenly Father, like any great parent, loves to fill you with good things, surprise you, exceed your expectations and flood your life with joy. It’s time for you to trust totally and present the full weight of who God is to those mountains and watch them move, to your petitions and watch them turn to praise, to your concerns and needs and watch God make them into miracles for all to see. All for His fame and glory. In order for you to understand what it means to “ask and keep asking in His name”, to pray effectively is to know His character, and intimately who He is… I call my wonderful husband “darling, sweetheart, treasure, practical Dave, hunny, love of my life”…. here are just a few of God’s names that will help you pray potent prayers in accordance with knowing who He is:
When faced with lack, I know my Daddy God is Jehovah Jireh, my provider, I know Him personally therefore I present who He is and trust in His provision for my life and family or the people I am praying for and flourish, living in the much more of God. When in the middle of a battle, I know God is the Lord of Hosts/Lord of Heavens Armies, I can present all He is at the battle and win. As our world is confronted with Coronavirus, God is all of the above… the good shepherd who protects, provides and looks after His sheep, Jehovah Shalom, our Peace who brings beautiful rest in turmoil and stress. God is Jehovah Elohim, The Eternal Creator, may He use men and women today to bring medical creations and solutions to disease. Right now it is also good to know our God is Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our Healer, our great Doctor, our health is safe and secure as we trust our lives to His care! In the UK we have the NHS, our National Health Service, thank God for it, but right now Health Services in Italy and around the world are fearful they will collapse and be unable to cope… There is a greater hope than any nations Health Service or the UK’s NHS. There is healing, health and supply that will never run dry as you make the KHS (Kingdom Health Service) your number one go to – the holistic Health Service for spirit, soul and body you can trust with your life, today, tomorrow and for eternity.
God shows us clearly how to stop Coronavirus in it’s tracks, He gives us the response to disease, pestilence, plagues that become pandemics in 2 Chronicles 7:14. God is calling the Nations to return to Him and in humility, to acknowledge our need for Him. As we PRAY, God WILL hear from heaven, and HEAL our land!
Heavenly Father, I receive your provision, power and protection for my life through the blood of Jesus. Thank you Jesus for dying for me that I may live fearlessly and freely. Thank you for divine health and wholeness in every area of my life and family today. I am a child of God and walk in your authority always, declaring, decreeing and seeing your Kingdom come all around me. I humble myself and acknowledge my need for you, I turn from all wicked ways, and you hear from heaven when I pray. Please forgive our sin and bring your healing to our nation and the nations. In Jesus name. Amen.