It’s been quite a week with the coronavirus situation. For myself, I do not begin to understand the panic and fear that has overcome some people. I can’t even pretend to grasp it. I know there is a virus and I truly understand and respect how severe it can be for people. Right now we have Dave in our home who needs to be careful and my Mom who is 89. We are using wisdom and seeking the Lord but we are not panicking and wiping out the grocery store shelves. We are at peace and asking the Lord to guide our every step.
Thursday night we were studying about communion and discussing this virus. As we talked the Holy Spirit gave a couple of us Psalms 91. What a powerful chapter of the Word! There’s been a few times this week that I got caught up in the cussing and discussing of the whole situation. Like I said, I am so out of touch with the whole panic and fear outburst. The stores remind us of Venezuela! What would people do if there is a real emergency? What would happen if we had a real epidemic of a disease that was life threatening to everyone like our country has seen in the past or other countries deal with every day now? That is when the Lord reminded me of what He spoke to me last week. He told me to keep my eyes on Him. Not to look at the problem but to the Answer. What I keep before my eyes and and listen to with my ears is what I will focus on and put in my heart. Fear can creep in for Dave and Mom. What if’s pop into my mind. I know all this is the deceiver trying to get me distracted. The Word is full of God’s promises to protect us, to heal us, to watch over us, to never leave us. Those words are the ones I must read and reread again and again until there is no fear or doubt in my heart and mind. I love the Passion translation of Psalm 91:
“When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.”
Hidden from what? Let’s read on – the rest of this chapter tells us.
He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence.
He is our hope, our Stronghold, the only God. Without Him we have and are nothing!!!
He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy, and he will protect you from false accusation and any deadly curse.
He rescues us from EVERY hidden trap of the enemy. He rescues us from ANY deadly curse. Coronavirus is a deadly curse. There is nothing good about it!
His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.
I love to feel His massive arms wrapped around me. He is faithful and His faithfulness is our shield. The shield of Faith protects our hearts from letting lies and deception in.
You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you.
Wow! I desire so much that everyone grasped and believed this promise! When we are in Him, hidden in Him, we NEVER have to worry about a demonic attack. It’s when we get our eyes off Him and get into trying to figure things out on our own and in our own ways that we get distracted.
Don’t fear a thing! Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you,
nor will the powers of evil launched against you.
What a powerful, life changing promise!
Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed,
you will remain unscathed and unharmed, you will be a spectator as the wicked perish in judgment, for they will be paid back for what they have done!
When there is a disaster we are hidden in Him unharmed from what is going on. The enemy cannot not even see us when we hidden in Him!!
When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High, our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm. How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us?
I stand on this promise right now. The Amplified Bible says: Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.
God sends angels with special orders to protect you wherever you go, defending you from all harm. If you walk into a trap, they’ll be there for you and keep you from stumbling.
He commands angels to be with us. There is so much going on in the spiritual world that we cannot see. Imagine what we look like as a church family with all our angels?! We don’t see all those traps the enemy has tried to catch us in. Thank You, thank You, Jesus.
You’ll even walk unharmed among the fiercest powers of darkness, trampling every one of them beneath your feet!
For here is what the Lord has spoken to me: “Because you have delighted in me as my great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face.
I praise the Lord for His protection and love! He will GREATLY PROTECT ME – YOU!! We are safe and secure in His high place.
I will answer your cry for help every time you pray, and you will find and feel my presence even in your time of pressure and trouble. I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast.
Even in the times I get caught up in the deceptions He hears my prayers and I will feel and know His presence.
You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you. For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!”
PRAISE THE LORD!! What a promise! I can enjoy my salvation – my zoe life. The life that He has made for me. I’m healed, protected, delivered from any evil, prosperous, full of His Spirit! The fullness of my salvation!
I believe with everything in me that we have power and authority over any COVID-19 bug, over any distraction, over any attack. There is no disease or plaque that is beyond the Lord. He gave me – us the power and authority to rule over the powers of darkness. This little lighthouse church on the mountain has the power and authority to come against this virus that is effecting the entire world and as we pray and stand firm on who we are in Him the virus has to die.
“For where two or three are gathered in My name meeting together as My followers, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20 “How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight…” Deuteronomy 32:30 Let’s stand together and in His Word. We will see the victory!!! Keep these words before your eyes and we will not stray or get into fear! We can have the peace and strength that people are desiring. We are an example and witness to the power and love of Jesus. Thank you for standing with us!