When the pandemic came on board and became intense in 2020, the whole world was upside down, economy shattered, lives and relationship got broken, so many people lost their lives, while others lost their Job, it was as if the world was coming to an end, and as though the pandemic will never come to an end, churches were shut down in many Nations, the freedom of movement was restricted, many people lost their wealth and so much ruin takes place in a space of one year.
Even those that don’t believe in God, began to call upon the name of the Lord in whichever way, wrong or right, because there was so much fear and panic in the atmosphere.
We thank God for songs like Way Maker, which carried millions of people across the world through that disastrous moment, we give God the glory.
Coming into the end of 2020, many Nations began to ease down on the lockdown, it was not as intense as before, people could now move around, however any have lost their Job, majority others were seeking for means of survival, it was really a terrible post-covid period, but even at that, we bless the Lord for his mercies.
Today, I heard there is a vibrant called Omicron covid, and now the panic the world seems to have overcome is almost resuming back again, I just want to quickly take this opportunity to share with you, why you should never be afraid of the season as a child of God, you have the word of God filled with his promises at your disposal. You are not helpless like every other person, even those connected to you are preserved for your sake, because the Lord is with you, but you can be affected, scared and disturbed if you don’t know that the lord is with you, the bible says in Daniel 11:32 “they that know their God shall be strong and do exploits”. So, your knowledge determines your exploits in Life, it determines how victorious you will be in the journey of Life.
In this article, I will be giving you 5 Reasons why you should not be afraid of the Covid-19 Pandemic, or any other disastrous outbreak that might come on the earth, you have a God who cares for you, who watches over you, who loves you and will never leave you stranded or helpless, the Bible says “ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32 ). There is freedom for someone tonight, from every shackles and pains of life threatening issues, sickness and diseases, freedom is coming your way right now in Jesus name.
5 Reasons Why You Should Never be afraid of Covid-19 Pandemic
- God Promised You Divine Health: The Word of God makes the will of God clear to us, we are not confused as to what his desires for us maybe, they have been clearly stated in the scriptures for our profiting. God wants you to be healthy; he wants you to experience divine health, a state of existence that is not destructible, because his spirit lives on your inside. The Bible says “I wish above all things, that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 1:2). This is the will of God for you, sickness and diseases are never his will for your life; let this understanding sink into you, having coronavirus is never the wil of God for you. As a Child of God; you have the spirit of God, which forbids sickness, The Bible says, “But if the spirit of he that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you” (Romans 8:11). So by the Holy spirit dwelling in you, you have a divine nature that forbid sickness and diseases, these are truth of scriptures that sets free, let this understanding come alive in you, the bible says, as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he, if you don’t think right, you will not have the right experience, your mind must be able to think the truth of God’s word even in pandemic times. Remember the word of God is quick and powerful, sharper than any two edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). In Psalm 105:37 the bible says, he brought them forth also with silver and gold, and there was not one feeble person among their tribes, This is the testimony of the children of Israel when they were coming out from Egypt, we are the prophetic Israelite today, God says, when you come into the faith, and God began to lead you and guide you by his word, he says, you will not be sick, you will not be feeble, because the word of God is guiding you and it strengthens you, the Bible says; “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life into those that find them and health to all their flesh.” (Proverbs 4:20 -22). The Word of God gives you life and health, it quickens you, that is why you must give yourself to reading, studying and meditating on the word of God, both via your direct study of the word and also by your listening to teachings of anointed vessels of God.
- God promise you Protection: For this study today, the word of GOD is our basis for confidence, boldness and victory, in Psalm 121: 3 – 7 says; he will not suffer thy foot to be moved, he that keepeth thee will not slumber, 4 behold he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep, 5 The Lord is thy keeper; the LORD is thy Shade upon thy right hand 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night, 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil; he shall preserve thy soul 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore, Amen. This is the word of God for you and I, this is what God says, and he has the final say, when you read the life threatening news headline, and you heard reports that threatens your faith; remember who has the final say…. The Lord God Almighty, he whose words does not fall to the ground, let your faith in the word of God come alive, so that the word can work wonders in your life too, when you want to go and pray, you must learn to pray from the perspective of a victor, not a victim; don’t pray with fear in your heart, pray like someone who believe in the power of the word of God and you shall see the hand of God in Jesus name. By the word of The Lord, you and your family are protected and preserved from every plague that is ravaging the earth, because even the plague and the earth can hear the word of God, everything obeys the word of God, let the word of God settle in your heart, and it will make you victorious. In Psalm 91:1 to 16, God promises to protect you, he promise that no plague shall come near your dwelling, he said he will give his angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways, lest you dash your feet against the stone, I encourage you to read this psalm every day over yourself, your family and household, even the church of God. The word of God is what controls the event of life, let the word of God controls your experience, don’t speak fearful words, and speak words of faith that will put you in charge permanently.
Rebuke the Covid-19 Virus over your family, your household, and declare God’s promise of protection and preservation over your home.
- God will never leave nor Forsake You: God promise us his ever abiding presence in our daily life, this understanding and reality must dawn on us always, that God is with us, he will never leave nor forsake us, his presence is always with us, and the devil cannot destroy us, no force of hell can cut our life short when the mighty presence of God is with us.
No matter what the news headline is saying, have an exception mentality, so that you can experience the reality of it. There is no force of hell that can destroy you when the presence of the Lord is with you, the Bible says in Psalm 114; “The sea saw it and fled, Jordan was driven back, the little hills skip like ram, tremble thou earth at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob”. There is no force of manipulation of the devil that can withstand the presence of God.
Now the question is, how do I activate the presence of God to be mighty upon my life and household?
-By Prayer, the prayer of the saints invites the presence of God.
-By Thanksgiving, when you praise God, his presence comes and tabernacle with you.
-By declaring the word of God, when you are studying the word and declaring the word of God, you are not far away from the presence of God.
- The Blood of Jesus is at your Disposal: The devil last card is the Blood, when you want to finish the devil completely, introduce the blood of Jesus; it destroys every force of darkness any day, any time. The Bible says, they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony (Rev 12:11). The Blood of Jesus position us to be an overcomer always in the face of life challenges and battles. When the children of Israel were in the land of Egypt, the blood was the last weapon that God used, he smite and destroy Egypt to the extent that Pharaoh had to let them go by force, the blood is a weapon that no force of hell can withstand. So you can declare protection upon your household by the blood of Jesus, you can rebuke the virus of Covid-19 over your house, the city, the church, and even the nation by the blood of Jesus; they cannot withstand the power that is in the blood of Jesus.
If there is anyone whose health has been tied down by the devil in any siege and affliction, I declare your healing right now by the blood of JESUS, be healed completely in Jesus name. Beloved, I want your eyes of understanding to be open to the superior power of the blood of Jesus; it can break any yoke and destroy every forces of the enemy.
The Blood of Jesus did not just set us free, it gives us victory over the enemy, by the blood we overcame, we are more than a conqueror by the blood of Jesus, have this understanding and engage it for your liberty in every battle and you shall come out victorious in Jesus name. If you have anyone that has been diagnosed with Covid-19, Invoke the blood of Jesus by Faith over them and the healing of Jesus will stretch his hand unto them and heal them in Jesus name, Amen.
Let your faith come alive in God’s healing Power and you shall be healed and made whole in Jesus name, Amen!
- Walk in Faith and not Fear: We have looked at various angles of the word of God, and see the promises of God for us, concerning the pandemic, how that God promises us healing, health and wholeness, he said in Jeremiah 33:6 “Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. I will bring”. Also in Exodus 15:16; “And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee”. In Isaiah 53: 4 – 5; “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed”. Also in Matthew 8:17 the Bible says;
“So that He fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES [upon Himself] AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES.”
All these are truth of scriptures concerning our inheritance in Christ, they are truth that set free, but how do we activate the power of these truth to deliver in our lives?
It works by FAITH!
To experience the power of God through his word, you must believe, you must have faith, what is faith in this context?
Unwavering believe in God; a resolute and absolute confidence in God’s supremacy, his sovereignty; the reality of the fact that he is the almighty and he can never fail, his word can never fail, everything is controlled by his word, and how that we as his children, are meant to operate in his power by faith. The Bible says, “Without Faith, it is impossible to please God, for he that cometh to God, must come believing that he exist and he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).
You can never command result as a Christian walking in fear, fear has torment, you faith must come alive for you to command result in all sphere, you must have faith, you must stand still on the word of God, even in the face of challenges, pandemic and bad news headlines, terrible medical report that is frightening to our safety, we must hold to God by his word, because his word will never fail.
Anytime, we lay hold of God’s word, we are made victorious, we become more than conquerors because the word of God cannot fail.
Don’t ever walk in fear, rather walk in faith, believe God for his word that he can never fail, let your trust and confidence be built on the integrity of God’s word, the Bible says, heaven and earth may pass away, but the word of God stands forever (Matthew 24:35).
Fear is the tool the weapon use to attack believers most of the times, he set the fear of an issue in your heart, because anytime you are afraid, you are defeated, you can never win a battle while you are afraid, fear makes you perpetually defeated, so you must rise and put on the shield of Faith, so that you can quench the fiery darts of the devil.
I pray that, even as you read this teaching today, the power of Faith will come alive in you once again, and will enable you to live a victorious life in Christ in Jesus name, Amen!
God bless you.
Written by Pastor Matthew.