I heard a God whisper “Coronavirus (Covid-19) – the game changer”! Dictionary definition of game changer: “An event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current way of doing or thinking about something.”
The hearts of National leaders, governments, men and women throughout the nations have been literally stopped in their tracks and confronted with their human and natural fallibility. Our materialism, wealth, medical expertise are rendered powerless as Coronavirus (Covid-19) unleashes it’s poisonous venom, rendering our man-made institutions into a state of paralysis. Not so for the Church of Jesus Christ and children of God, the Lord says “As a mighty army I am bringing you out of dependency on this world’s fallible systems into dependency on the Kingdom of God and my provisions for you. In the darkness my light will shine brightly through you leading multitudes to find me – the only Way, the Truth, and the Life”. This is the Church’s final and finest hour of God’s power!
As I was caught up in worship in what turned into a power-packed mega prayer night at Soul Church, Norwich, last Sunday, I saw a vision like many streaks of fire that increased in number, compacting closer and closer together until what could be seen was one all consuming, massive fire and flame. The Government’s advice and that of scientists and health authorities is to implement social distancing and isolation yet in the midst of this the children of God were compacting closer together and to our source, Jesus, increasing in number and spreading the fire. The Lord showed me the fire was two-fold in function for and through the children of God: 1) destroying evil as our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit were impenetrable and unstoppable. 2) The fire and light was undeniable in its power and magnitude, attracting multitudes as they too accepted the Father’s love, protection and miraculous power for their lives. God’s presence in and through the children of God would be contagious with many catching the fire and their lives never being the same again.
This is the ‘heavenly download’ I received in those awe inspiring moments, where the passion and love of God I experienced inside me for people to come to know Him was heartbreakingly too heavy to bear, and yet in my humanness I was all too aware I experienced the tiniest taste of it. How immense is the love of God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit that aches with longing for the children Jesus died for to come home and into the family, protection and perfection of God. God is exposing the weakness of man, politics and governments and calling Governments and world leaders to turn to Him, for the “Government shall be upon HIS shoulder”. Again, oh how he loves the Governments and nations of the world.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given [Jesus]: and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.”Isaiah 9:6
God’s word tells us “My strength is made perfect in your weakness”. Our weakness, vulnerability and mortality are exposed. He alone is our Counsellor, Mighty God, Father, Peace and will show Himself to be wonderful on our behalf, if we ask Him to. A choice is set before every leader, man, woman, boy and girl. We can choose to trust in ourselves and our weakness or God’s Strength. Those who choose God’s strength will see His miraculous provision, prosperity and GLORY – that is the full weight of His presence and in His presence will be found provision, prosperity and breakthroughs. The Lord says “Nations have been stopped in their tracks, business as usual is replaced with the unprecedented and unusual, for those Presidents, Prime ministers and Leaders who call on me, it will be the difference between ‘crisis’ and ‘opportunity’. Every dependency outside of me will be shown up for its inadequacy in this hour of my power. Those who fall to their knees prayerfully, will rise exponentially, and receive game changing strategy.”
There is a shift on the earth. I see as I type this God drawing the very hearts of entire nations as though magnetically back to Him. The word ‘Corona” means ‘Crown’ in Greek, and Coronavirus (Covid-19) will retreat, as men and women make God their choice, its tyrannical rule of fear and death to economies and freedom will be trampled under the feet of praying men and woman, emerging as a mighty army on the earth, and welcoming in King Jesus! He will be the giver of true prosperity, protection and freedom to all who will receive from Him! The tyrannical rule of fear and lack prevalent in an empty life lived outside of God is the best this world can offer in comparison to the freedom and abundant, Spirit filled life available through Christ. “I set before you life and death, choose life”!
The next thing the beautiful Holy spirit showed me blew me away! I saw the first exodus, where after the ten plagues foretold in the Bible story 3,500 years ago, God led His children out into a place called Succoth, which means in Hebrew ‘booths’, ‘temporary homes/tents’ or ‘to weave a protection’. These were temporary dwellings as the children of Israel waited on God in the wilderness to lead them into their promised land, at that time Israel. So often we trust in the temporary rather than the eternal. They were naturally exposed and vulnerable in the wilderness and the world, just like we are today, yet weaved into their homes and lives was the very supernatural presence and protection of God. May we be one with Him. May people not be able to see where yours and my life ends and His life begins and visa versa! That’s Kingdom living!
As we wait in this world for Jesus to come and bring all God’s children into the ultimate promised land; our wonderful, eternal and heavenly home, we too can trust in the protection and provision of Jesus weaved into the very fibre of our beings. “Christ in you and me the hope (confident expectation) of glory (full weight of the presence of God in our lives). What a promise found in Colossians 1:27! We are not alone in this wilderness world for Jesus Himself said “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word; and My Father will love Him, and We will come to Him and make Our home with Him.” John 14:23. Child of God, no matter what you face, keep and follow His Word, what indestructible power and wealth abides within you! Make the Lord your home, booth, dwelling place, protection and trusted, most intimate companion.
You see when the tenth and final plague hit Egypt and their hard hearted nation’s leader, Pharaoh, the equivalent of our Presidents or Prime Ministers today, there was the choice to reject God or to trust and obey God. This plague, or epidemic if you like, targeted and killed the first born throughout the nation of Egypt, but yet this national disaster was the catalyst that preceded and propelled the children of Israel into the promised land. God will advance you, enhance you but never will He harm you. Trust His purposes in the dark, when you least expect it His light will come bursting through. HOW TO BEAT THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK
We see from the verse above we are living in the last days preceding the return of Jesus and the headlines of newspapers are array with the Coronavirus Covid-19 plague, epidemic and pandemic that is today targeting the very lives of, get this, not the first born in our community, but our much loved older community; this time the last born! This is the generation that God says will not pass away without seeing the coming of the Lord – they cannot be wiped out before His return. Read on…just stay with me a little longer whilst I unpack this prophetic revelation and truth. In the last days let’s pray dangerous prayers and declare with Moses below a clear distinction between the people, and indeed our older and vulnerable communities, who do not trust in the Lord and those who do!
Hear the word of the Lord:
“Moses had announced to Pharaoh, “This is what the Lord says….”All the firstborn sons will die in every family in Egypt, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on his throne to the first born son of his lowliest servant girl who grinds the flour. Even the firstborn of all the stock will die. Then a loud wail will rise throughout the land of Egypt, a wail like no one has heard before or will ever hear again. BUT AMONG THE ISRAELITES [representing the children of God] IT WILL BE SO PEACEFUL THAT NOT EVEN A DOG WILL BARK. THEN YOU WILL KNOW THAT THE LORD MAKES A DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE EGYPTIANS [world] AND THE ISRAELITES [the Church/Israel and children of God]!Exodus 11:4-7
The last plague and pandemic preceding the first exodus, that was the catalyst to, in God’s words “let my people go that they may worship me,” came to devour and destroy the firstborn but the children of God who trusted and followed God wholeheartedly (and in all honesty ridiculously) were exempt and protected. Could this Coronavirus be the last plague or string of plagues and pandemics that will precede a great exodus of people turning their backs on all the dependencies of this world to trust in the living God so that multitudes may come to know and worship the God who loves them? One things for sure, my Mum who we love dearly is in her seventies and this plague and pandemic will not devour her – or any of our elderly loved or vulnerable ones, as we put our trust in the Lord and the power of God’s word for theirs and for our lives. You see, that dirty devil cannot devour you, me or have our faith for tea, unless we through fear, faithlessness and unbelief permit it! Revoke the enemy’s permit today with your faith.
Around two million Israelites left Egypt and fell in the wilderness. They failed to enter the promised land through their unbelief during the first exodus. Only two displayed a different spirit and response. What should our response be? To see differently and respond with faith, rather than react to fear, regardless of the media and negativity. I’m no mathematician but only 2 out of 2 million is an appalling statistic. That’s 1 in a million. I believe the Lord would say in these last days instead of one in a million believing God and entering God’s promised land, let’s learn from their unbelief and find our rest trusting in Jesus.
“But you are my witnesses, O Israel!” says the Lord… You have been chosen to know me, believe in me, and understand that I alone am God. There is no other God – there never has been, and there never will be. I, yes I, am the Lord, and there is no other Saviour. First I predicted your rescue, then I saved you and proclaimed it to the world.”Isaiah 43:10-12
Unlike that first exodus, this time may one be as a million for such will be the impact as we use every available means to win our world for Jesus. Don’t follow the crowd, be led in panic by the pack or follow the mentality of the herd, stand strong in the power of HIS might and be a Leader that points the wandering and frightened multitudes to our Prince of Peace, Jesus.
As I wept on my knees before God the final ‘download’ I experienced was His overwhelming love, grace and divine delay extended right now for the world to come to know Him. God promised the children of Israel they would be slaves in Egypt for 400 years and then their Deliverer would come. As 400 years came and passed, then 410, then 420 they must have doubted, been disapointed and disillusioned. Did God really say? BUT God was working in the unseen, behind the scenes.
40 “The people of Israel had lived in Egypt[a] for 430 years. 41 In fact, it was on the last day of the 430th year that all the Lord’s forces left the land.”Exodus 12:40-41 New Living Translation (NLT)
Do you ever feel like your faith is pushed to the very last minute in your life? So did the children of Israel but God never fails and will always come through for you.
God has promised Jesus will return and extensive prophesies have been fulfilled, including Israel being scattered to the nations. Yes, He is coming soon, not something we hear much about in this day and age. Did you know even the horrific Holocaust was foretold in the Bible, you can read about it in Ezekiel 37 and that out of that God would breathe His life into the dry bones, establishing Israel back in her promised land again. This miraculously happened in 1948 and God’s word tells us when we see these things happen the time is near for the return of Jesus. That dirty devil tried to wipe God’s chosen Jewish people off the face of the earth to disprove God’s Word. Massive fail that turned from atrocity into one of Israel’s greatest wins, leading them home – another great prophesied exodus fulfilled. In fact the Bible further prophesies that the generation or people alive to see this happen will not pass away without seeing the return of Jesus to take His children home. They might be an ageing population today but could there be an underlying evil strategy to wipe out these dear ones, our elderly community, before their time and to try and prevent the fulfilment of God’s word….
As has already been shown, every evil Pharaoh throughout time has only served to unwittingly accelerate and fulfil God’s word. Check out Burst the Dam – it’s double portion time! “One generation shall love and praise you God to another and tell of all your marvellous deeds”! Psalm 145:4. How the younger generation loves and needs the blessing, wealth, experience and wisdom of our older generation!
Just as before the first Exodus from Egypt the children of Israel could’ve doubted and almost given up hope during disaster, dark times and delays, when their promised Deliverer didn’t seem to appear at the promised 400 years, but he was right there. Things seemed to have gotten worse but their promised Deliverer was at work and their exodus at hand. You see God in His love was extending grace and the delay afforded the greater opportunity to display His power to the Egyptians who didn’t know Him. The children of Israel ended up leaving in victorious fashion with great riches. Even a number of Egyptians chose to leave with them as they recognised God was with them. A picture prophetically of today and God’s grace extended for as many in the world to come to know Him. God’s divine delay. I heard the words from the book of Revelation “The Spirit and the bride say come” repeatedly as I prayed, and sensed the loving tension in the heart of God for the end of the terrain of sin but yet the longing of our loving Father’s heart as time, grace and His arm are extended for multitudes to come to know Him.
In closing, Coronavirus does not wear the crown or have any rule of fear without your approval, Jesus does. What the enemy meant for evil on the earth will end up being a servant to the purposes of God as multitudes reach out to God and come to His love and goodness. Don’t forget that Pharaoh of old only ended up serving the greater miracle and purposes of God back in the day, Hitler too. God always has the final, victorious say. He leads His children in triumph. In our generation, the evil strategies of hell are defeated and the gates of heaven bombarded as it’s almost time for the Father to sound the call “Bring my children Home”! Yes, the Spirit and the bride say “Come”! Are you ready to meet with Jesus. HOW TO STOP THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). Please pray with me:
I come to you, please forgive me for my sin and from this day on help me to live for you by the power of your Holy Spirit. Set my life ablaze that I may burn with a passion for you and ignite your flame in many others too. Protect me and my family as I place my trust in you. All for you Jesus…. in your precious name, Amen.