Corona Who? Who or What is Our Primary Focus?

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(Ver 1.1) God Bless you today. This is Part 1 in a series of messages addressing a need for hope & encouragement in the days of potential coronavirus  stress.  Thank you for reading and sharing your comments. It seems that almost everyone in the world is focused upon only one thing. Human normalcy of a daily scheduled routine existence has escaped many of us. Many have lost their jobs and income. These types of loses seem minor compared to others that have lost their life on this earth. The News media is consumed with one story. A solitary focused upon an agenda that is opposed to God. The underlying motivation of the message is focused upon producing fear in everyone. But, the Word of God says in 2 Timothy 1:7 that “God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love and of a sound mind”. Therefore, the media message does not speak for God whatsoever. Recognizing the source of the message will help me redirect my focus upon God. I hope that helps you also.

I know that, I personally can easily become consumed with watching the developments of this pandemic on the news. This is clearly Satan’s attempt to keep me from the Word of God. Perhaps you recall the Parable of the Sower. The enemy came immediately after the Word of God was sown to eat it up to stop it from producing fruit. How is Satan able to do this? It is not like we think. Because everything that is happening occurs in the spiritual realm of my mind. Things today are changing so rapidly. What is happening today in the news reminds me of a scripture from the book of Isaiah that describes Satan’s methods to try to overcome me:

Isa 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

This verse starts by speaking of a people that fear the name of the LORD. This is a good fear and not related to the type of Satan’s fear being produced from the Coronavirus reports. This corona-virus is nothing but an alternative form of “terror”. This “terror” does not come from people blowing themselves up or chopping your head off, no this is a different type of “terror” from an unseen, invisible with the naked eye source. But the result is still the same. The news media is feeding this terrorism for ratings and money. Let’s know that!

Look at this verse’s ending statement. God speaks of the enemy coming in like a flood. That is an amazing statement and it describes the news media today very clearly. Spoken words are symbolized in the Bible as a type of “water”. Fast moving waters are described symbolically as representing many spoken words. This type of analogy is like a flowing river or a flood. For example, Jesus said in John 7:38, “He who believes in me, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water”. These waters are good types of words that Jesus spoke of. But in Isaiah 59:19 these are not positive life producing words being called a flood. The flood of words being spoken of here are only words that produce fear, anxiety, panic, worry, doubt and insecurity. The intended result of these types of rapidly flowing words are used by Satan to produce death the opposite of what Jesus said should be coming out of a believer’s mouth.

The message from God to me is to not stop listening to the news completely but rather to change my priority to focus on the Name of the LORD and fear Him alone. When I fear God more than what can kill me here on this earth, I will begin to see things from a new perspective. Here is a verse that should be considered during this time of uncertainty:

Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

This is truly a profound statement. Corona-virus can kill some people’s body, but not their soul (spirit, mind, will and emotions). Satan is trying His best to get me to take my eyes off the Word of God. How about you? My prayer today is that I not let Satan’s distraction of a flood of negative words in the news to get me down. I pray that for all of you also. I plan on spending more time reading and studying the Word of God than I do watching the news. In the next lesson, the LORD willing, I will try to continue this series by helping to balance taking natural common sense precautions with standing firm upon the Word of God’s Truth. Thank you for reading and please leave a comment. God Bless you.

If you would like to read the next lesson please click “Part 2“.

~WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DIED TODAY?~

Today, if you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal LORD and Savior or you do not have the confidence to KNOW what would happen if you died suddenly it is time to get your life in order.  I believe NOW is time to resolve your uncertain eternal destination after this life ends and before it is too late.  Some might think I’m not a bad person and have not committed any bad crimes, but God says our righteousness is like filthy rags compared to His standard of Holiness.  By default, without making a choice we are all headed to a lake of fire that burns very intensely to be separated from a loving God that already forgave us.  That is a very sad reality.    One wise man has said NO ONE is ready to live, until they are ready to die.  Please go to “Salvation” and read and pray the prayer to receive the free gift of forgiveness & eternal life.  This will be the greatest decision that you will ever make.  Thank you and God bless you.

 

 

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Posted on March 18, 2020, in Bible Basics, Bible Study, Understanding and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Thank you

  2. Flavie Pereira

    Thank you for opening revelation on the word of God in this critical times. May God Bless you with his Word that brings Life to many.

    • Thank you for taking the time to read and study the Bible. Praise God for every person in the world today that is a blessing to reach out and help their neighbors. May God’s Word and His Blood protect you and your family from every evil intent of our unseen enemy.

  3. I am always so encouraged by your messages!! I am always learning and growing through them! Thank you so much!! be blessed and may God keep sowing that word through you!

  4. This reminds me of a booklet put out by Dr, Fred Price years ago, called Faith, Foolishness, or Presumption. It was filled with Biblical guidelines to discern actions of a believer. Today, I see little difference between the reaction of believers vs. those who do not have a covenant with the Most HIgh G-d through Yeshua. My concern is that this is a taste of things to come in the prophetic fulfillment of prophecies. At the fellowship I attend many words of scripture have been shared to encourage believers to cling to G-d and see this as an opportunity to witness faith in G-d at his time! I am reminded by this statement of Smith Wigglesworth, “I am not moved by what I see. I am moved only by what I believe. I know this-no man looks at appearances if he believes. No man considers how he feels if he believes.”
    May we all be strong in Adonai and the power of His might at this time!

  5. Gabriela cabezas

    Thank you. I did not have the verse to back up what I felt the spirit was warning me about the media “s objective / slant.
    I so appreciate that in this time you plan to provide more guidance to what word our God wants us to focus/ meditate on. This helps me to share His truth with those he sets in front of me.
    You are helping us be better prepared soldiers and for you I am grateful.
    God bless YOU.
    Gabriela

  6. Thank you for the message

  7. Thanks and God bless you.

  8. I love this statement if you place the comma after “when the enemy comes in(,) like a flood the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Since there was no punctuation back in the days of old I prefer to think that the SPIRIT OF THE LORD is coming against thee enemy like a flood. Because no matter what the enemy does it is devastation so applying the Spirit in a magnamous and cleansing way shows me God’s power is much stronger than that of the enemy. Just food for thought🙏😊 THANK YOU SO MUCH and God bless you always in Jesus’ name! Amen

    • Thank you for sharing. I agree that there is no punctuation in the Hebrew and that a comma can make a huge difference. However I am interpreting the flood being related to Satan because of Rev 12:15. Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. Thanks for sharing and God bless you and your family.

  9. I appreciate this so much! Fear has been something I need to deal with. This message was very encouraging.

  10. Steve Rutherford

    Outstanding words of encouragement, thanks!

  11. Thank you for your words of encouragement and faith, especially at this time. Yours in Christ, Russell & Sandra

  12. That’s a good word right there.

    Blessings.

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