Precious sisters, let’s not give in to fear. Our God is still on the throne. His love and promises can absolutely sustain us even in the coming months.
A pandemic like this helps to expose areas in our faith where we are weak. It is a reminder to keep our priorities on eternal things, not earthly things. It helps us see areas where we are not really trusting God like we could.
This is an opportunity to grow spiritually by leaps and bounds. And it is a wide-open door of opportunity for us, as believers in Christ, to share the hope of Jesus and His salvation with those who don’t yet know Him.
Let’s rest in God’s love and stand firmly on His promises. Let’s make sure we have our accounts settled up with God, repenting for anything that grieves His heart. And let’s make every effort to get our relationships right other people as far as it depends on us.
It is time to come together in prayer and unity in Christ. And it is a time to let our faith in Jesus shine in the darkness.
We don’t have to be afraid of this virus or the fallout. We don’t have to be afraid of suffering. We don’t have to be afraid of death. Of course, unless this virus mutates dramatically, most people will not die with COVID-19. For most people under 60 years of age without medical conditions, the illness itself will be similar to the flu, maybe even milder.
We know that the Lord has us in His loving hands and that He is able to use all things, good and bad, for our ultimate good and His ultimate glory.
There have been many worse pandemics in the past than this. And there will be much worse ones in the future during the Great Tribulation for those who do not go to be with Jesus first during the rapture.
Jesus told us that pestilences, earthquakes, famines, wars and rumors of wars, etc… would come in increasing frequency and intensity as the rapture draws nearer. He has warned us to prepare us. We don’t have to be afraid. God is bringing everything along according to His plan.
If we know Jesus, we can say along with Paul, “to live is Christ and to die is gain”! Phil. 1:21
People are hungry for truth and for hope and the gospel. This is an incredible opportunity for us to rise boldly and to share hope with those who are afraid and lost.
- Spend time with the Lord.
- Spend time with loved ones.
- Look for opportunities to share the love and truth of Jesus.
- Pray for our leaders to have godly wisdom.
- Pray for God’s mercy and healing.
- Pray for God’s provision for our nation, businesses, schools, families, and churches.
- Develop a spirit of gratitude.
- Praise God and sing to Him.
- Share encouragement with others.
- Honor our leaders’ guidance (unless they ask us to sin).
- Fast and pray for God to use this virus to bring a spirit of repentance, salvation, and holy regeneration across our land and around the world, that many might put their faith in Jesus and come into His kingdom.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son so that whoever believes on Him might not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
The ABC’s of salvation:
A. Admit you are a sinner and you can’t meet God’s holy standard of perfection to have a right relationship with him now or to enter heaven on your own merit. Turn away from wrong thinking, speaking, and acting and humbly turn to God.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Rom. 3:23
B. Believe that Jesus is God in the flesh, the Savior of the world. Believe that He lived the perfect life none of us could live and that He died the awful death we deserved to pay our sin debt to God in full on the cross. Believe that God raised Him from the dead on the third day in victory over sin, death, and hell on your behalf.
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” Acts 16:31
C. Confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Lord of the universe and that He is now your personal Lord from this moment on. Decide that you will put your faith in Him and that He is now in charge of your life, not you.
“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Rom. 10:9-10
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Much love to each of you! We will get through this because God is with us and we have each other, as well.
Much love to each of you!
May the Lord richly bless you all! <3
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