If you believe in Jesus Christ you need to read this.
The impact the Coronavirus has had on the world is unreal, I personally did not think something like this would ever happen. Once again the world impresses with how they can come together in tragic circumstances. I applaud and say thank you to everyone doing their part in whatever capacity they can, even when it’s just staying home. To all of the medical and care staff and the grocery store workers I pray for protection over you and that angels will surround you and keep you safe.
For Christians our first go to should always be prayer. Just stop what you’re doing and pray! The word tells us that we are to pray, to pray without ceasing, to continually pray. It also gives us the answer of what to do when prayer doesn’t work.
When many see that prayer has not worked they get discouraged, lose faith, and just accept that what is going on must be meant to be. Oh! God is in control and this mountain must be what He wants me to climb. It must not be God’s timing! We constantly make excuses for lack of faith because we are believing with doubt. James 1:6 says “6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” Jesus also sternly addresses this in Matthew 17:17 and 20.
17 Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.”
20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Faith is the key to any prayer being answered and without it, it is impossible to please God. When tragedy strikes we are always quick to go to prayer but we continue on as if we didn’t pray and that we truly don’t believe God will answer. Psalm 103 says that He heals all our diseases. Not that He might, or He’ll think about it, but He does! So what happens when He doesn’t answer our prayers?
Many times throughout the bible believers that were faced with a difficult adversary went beyond prayer, they went to fasting. Every time the bible references someone or some group fasting, the answer was given and the enemy they faced was defeated. Fasting is a time to humble ourselves and put our priorities in order. Jesus said the greatest will be the least. We should always have God as our top priority and humbling ourselves saying: “God, we cannot do this without you”. The coronavirus is one of those things where this is what we need to do. If you read on in Matthew 17, in verse 21, it says “However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
When God put this on my heart in the beginning of March, He showed me that this is where His people should be: Unified with Him in prayer, fasting, and communion. It is time for us to become one in faith and one with Him and one as the body, not a church, but THE CHURCH. This is not some deep theological view of the bible. It is simple, plain text, elementary faith filled living. Prayer has not worked to bring the coronavirus to an end. We know that our war is not with the virus but with the principalities and powers of this world. We need to rise up with the weapons of our warfare and fight Covid-19 with the most powerful weapons available.
It is time for us to stop thinking that we can make a difference and look to the only One that truly can, Jesus. It’s time to put aside our fear and fill up with faith. I can’t do this on my own, you can’t do it on your own and God doesn’t want us to. If we are to become ONE, then we need to stand together as One Body with One Faith, faith in Jesus, Faith in His word because it never returns void. It can’t be done by giving money or food, a church can’t do it, a group can’t do it, we all have to, or we won’t truly be unified. So spread the word, gather the troops, forget about what you have going on and join together, a unified body in prayer, fasting, and communion. That is the only way we will rid this world of this virus.
So let’s try this again. Join together Sunday, May 10, 2020 for a day of unity, prayer, fasting, and communion. If you have just a little faith, you need to stand on it. If you believe in Christ then you need to be a part of the body.
If you have friends or followers, then you need to tell them to reach the ends of the earth.
If you have a church, your congregation needs to know.
If you have to rearrange your day for God to move, then do it. If we deny Him, He’ll deny us (2 Timothy 2:12).
Unity can’t happen without U and I. Let’s shake the Heavens and let God know we want Him and His kingdom and will to come on earth just as it is in heaven.
If we can make a stupid video or post go viral then why can’t we make God’s agenda go viral?