Coronavirus, the invisible enemy, is terrorising Government’s, world leaders, the nations and bringing economies to their knees. Through the night as I prayed a response rose up from inside of me… “CORONA – I WILL NOT BOW MY KNEE!”
I believe this must be the response of the children of God in this hour. I sense an urgency in my spirit and cannot keep silent. There is a ‘mix’ of fear and faith at work inside the heart’s of many believers. The two cannot co-exist for one is of the Kingdom of light and the other of the Kingdom of darkness, fear is at work to choke your faith, yet many welcome fear as their guest, entertaining him wearing his deceptive, subtle and very acceptable guise of ‘common sense’ and in some cases masquerading as wisdom – what a counterfeit to all the Holy Spirit is to us. If fear is at the root or behind the choices you make, do not bow to it, but bend your knee in faith to the only King worthy, His name is Jesus. By all means be wise, God blesses us as we honour authority and follow the advice of Government’s, experts and leaders. Please do wash your hands and as you need to self isolate, just do it with faith. Fear will be the dictator behind withholding a helping hand from someone in need through to stockpiling whilst shopping. Sow seeds of kindness and selflessness that will reap a harvest of good, opposed to selfishness and feeding a spirit of greed. Please hear my heart, I do not say this judgementally but that God’s children can break off this constraining and constricting yoke around their neck. The Church is not choking powerlessly but it’s voice resounding mightily.
“You take what the enemy meant for evil and you turn it for good”, those words sung by Bethel Worship in the song See A Victory, are on repeat in my spirit right now. To this spirit masquerading behind the virus that is demanding our awe, fear, and negative attention – “I WILL NOT BOW”. Like Daniel and many Bible heroes who did not bow to the evil pressures in their day, even the faith heroes of more recent years like John G Lake and Smith Wigglesworth “We will not bow” but display a different SPIRIT! No ‘mix of fear and faith’ in our lives for the mix will immobilise, therefore children of God, root out fear today and let faith rule and have it’s miraculous way!
The Lord showed me that just as there has been a distinction between believers and unbelievers in the past, in this new era there will be a clear distinction between “Believing Believers and Unbelieving Believers”. Think on that. The Bible promises signs and wonders will follow those who believe. Now there’s an uncomfortable challenge for every so called believer. What’s following you…? Negativity, doubt, works without any wonders or the undeniable presence, peace and miraculous power of God for all to see. You will pray for the sick and they will recover – that should be our reality and what’s more no disease will be able to find a place to rest or nest on you and all evil will have to flee.
Corona, as God had me declare in HOW TO STOP THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), means ‘Crown’ in Greek. Let me assure you the spirit behind Coronavirus is nothing to do with God, we know that from the evil fruits it produces; anxiety, fear, sickness, instability, destruction, isolation and death. It seeks to cut of our precious older community before their time but as God revealed in HOW TO BEAT THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK, this evil strategy from hell is thwarted. Preceding the first exodus it was the first born targeted to die and preceding the final exodus, when Jesus will return to take His Children home, the enemy is targeting the last born. Read more on this prophetic word God downloaded to me in CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PROPHETIC WORD “THE GAME CHANGER“. The Lord promises us in His word He does nothing without first showing His people and prophets. Coronavirus has many bowing and cowering to it currently the world over. Not so for the children of God. The good news is we are going to see a great victory!
The virus wants you to give Corona, meaning crown, the crown, and to watch you bow down in reverence and awe – do not give reverence to this enemy or place any crown on its head, it’s a crown of fear, immobilisation and dread. The Lord says “those who do not bow the knee, will rise with me… above it all. For the children of God, this will not be a set back for you, oh no, this is your set up to soar.” Remember, fear immobilises you and just as still waters stagnate, God wants your every move to be motivated by faith for there is a river of God flowing from His throne with revival, the ‘restoration of all things’ and healing for Nations in its flow. “It is time,” says the Lord, “The whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14). This Coronavirus that rides like a rampant horse wearing its crown, will be brought down as the wind of my spirit blows it away, this will happen as my children pray. It has waged war for your heart that includes the heart of your health, family, loved ones, community, finances, stability and nation. Get ready, it’s about to reap the whirlwind of my Spirit, shall you not see it” says the Lord!
As the Lord placed the story of Daniel on my heart, I was reminded how he refused to bow to the King’s Godless dictates loaded with fear and instead, He could be found on his bended knees to God alone throughout the day. The people looked on and thought he was crazy, they really didn’t want his kind. Prepare to be misunderstood but stand in your faith, not fear, anyway! Similarly, in our hearts multiple times throughout the day we must constantly be bending our knee, our lives and our will to Jesus, His ways, choosing faith over fear and speaking in accordance with what God’s word says and not what we see, hear or feel from around us. To bow or bend your knee requires action. As you bow or bend to fear or faith, choose wisely, intentionally, do not allow yourself to bow passively, it will determine the outcomes of your life. As I have said repeatedly before, everything is at stake in matters of faith!
“Build yourself up in your most holy faith praying in the Spirit” Jude 1:20! There it is, immunity and health are built up inside of you right there – the divine and supernatural in your natural! Take your daily dose of prayer, communion and faith in God’s word instead of fear over what you see and enjoy heaven’s immunity from what’s going on in the world around you. You are of another, higher, healthier Kingdom! According to your faith so be it to you. What are you putting your faith in; isolation, government advice, people or leaders… again, adhere to these things but put your faith and trust firmly in the Lord alone. Isaiah 7:9 shows us that if a man does not stand in his faith, he will not stand. “There will be a distinction between those who will draw from this world and those who draw from My Word,” says the Lord.
Don’t put your confidence in powerful people;Psalm 146:3-10
there is no help for you there.
When they breathe their last, they return to the earth,
and all their plans die with them.
But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
He made heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them.
He keeps every promise forever.
He gives justice to the oppressed
and food to the hungry.
The Lord frees the prisoners.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down.
The Lord loves the godly.
The Lord protects the foreigners among us.
He cares for the orphans and widows,
but he frustrates the plans of the wicked.
The Lord will reign forever. He will be your God,
O Jerusalem,] throughout the generations.
Praise the Lord!
Back in Daniel’s day he was the minority as the majority displayed the herd mentality, bowing and cowering to the King who set himself up as God. Step up and stand out from the crowd – God never called you to blend in anyway. You’re not called to be cool but to be the fire of God, uniquely who God has called you to be on the earth!
Daniel looked ridiculous and was thrown into the lions den, shut up tight through the darkest night, isolated but not alone! God was with Him, for Him and working miracles on His behalf. God showed up and showed off as Daniel trusted even if it would cost Him His life and displayed God’s miraculous deliverance and power before the eyes of a watching world. The lion’s mouths were shut and they had no power over him – this virus has no power over you too, it may roar like a raging lion but it will not get it’s teeth into you. Calling all believers to believe!
On another occasion, three of Daniel’s young friends (you can read about their faith heroics in the book of Daniel chapter 3), would not bow their knee to any other than the Lord their God. When threatened with being thrown into the fiery furnace they responded: “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. BUT EVEN IF HE DOESN’T, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.” Faith that will go all the way, and say, “If I perish, I perish”, but I will not bow, is rising up again in this hour.
The fear buster is in surrendering our lives into Jesus hands, bowing our knee and accepting God’s higher plans, we are not temporal beings but eternal… We must stop looking at our lives and situations through a temporal lens but from an eternal perspective. The fear buster will be demonstrated in the same faith attitude of so many who have gone before us and now cheer us on from their heavenly home.
The last performance I saw at the Theatre Royal with my children before the world went into crazy lockdown was Les Miserables. I sobbed uncontrollably at the end as the freedom fighters who fell as they fought with their lives arose and sang their victory song:
“Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men, this is the music of a people who will not be slaves again, when the beating of your heart echoes the beating of the drums, there is a life about to start when tomorrow comes. Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me? Beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see? Then join in the fight that will give you the right to be free. Will you give all you can give,so that our banner may advance, some will fall and some will live, will you stand up and take your chance…?” It goes on to say “the blood of the martyrs will water the meadows of France”… How much more as God’s children’s heart beat to a different drum than that of fear but that hear God’s call to arise in faith, will this be the final hour of God’s deliverance and power for multiplied millions! How much more will the blood of Jesus speak life, healing and freedom today! How much more will He use us to selflessly water a parched and desperate world so they may draw from a different well too – that of God’s Kingdom as it flows all around me and you!
I Hear the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit say, “If Jesus returns now, will He find faith on the earth or will He find that tyrant fear reigning in your heart?” From sick beds will God find fear or faith, in businesses and finances will God find fear or faith, in governments and medical institutions will God find fear or faith, most importantly of all in His Church and Israel on the earth, will God find fear or faith? Fall to your knees in prayer and rise to exponential heights from there.
Ever find yourself thinking ridiculously and then you catch yourself on, or is it just me? Yesterday I shared with a friend how in my mental “TO DO” list I needed to throughly clean and get my house in order for any lockdown. I smiled as I realised there will be plenty of time for that potentially, but for now use every moment outwardly, wisely, productively and fearlessly.
I heard the Lord say, “I am extending time for my children to get their house in order. TURN to me and in many cases, RETURN to me! I call my children to their home, family, to come to me, to prepare for the final call home to be with me eternally. Back to your ‘Ark’ for I shall save many families alive! Household salvation – as in the beginning where I ordained ‘family – my priority’, in the end so shall it be! Yes I am resetting priorities on the earth, divinely. The times are in my hand and the time is at hand”!
Since the Bible tells us in Hebrews 12:1-2: “We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” May we join with heaven’s chorus as we sing and dance to the beat of a different drum. Heaven cheers us on!
Heavenly Father, in this hour of your power I surrender all to your call – may I only live to make heaven proud. I choose to sing and dance to the beat of a different drum! Come Lord Jesus, the Spirit and the bride say “Come”. In Jesus name. Amen.