To all believers in Jesus Christ,
It’s Time for War! A Call to Action!
Death, sickness, and disease have always weighed heavy on my heart and this virus is all three. I continually cry out to God to see what can be done to stop this and He has responded every time with Matthew 17:20-21 “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. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
The church is missing out on a wonderful opportunity to show the love, power, and glory of Jesus. It is great that churches are responding and acting to this pandemic with love and care for the people and seeing people rally together all around the world to help. Our family has been extremely blessed by the church we go to. Through it we are seeing the power of unity and love. There is another way, a more powerful way, to not just get through this but to end this pandemic without more sickness spreading and more people dying. The way is a unified body, coming together in prayer (which I am sure everyone is doing, at least they better), fasting, and communion.
Throughout the bible, when things looked too big, or too intimidating, or too strong, God’s people went to fasting. Even the demon that couldn’t be cast out by the disciples Jesus said it could only come out by prayer and fasting. “Then all the children of Israel, that is, all the people, went up and came to the house of God and wept. They sat there before the Lord and fasted that day until evening;” When a decree to kill God’s people was in place, Queen Esther and Mordecai requested all Jews fast, God saved His people!
Churches have been asking for this opportunity for a long time. There is a very popular song played by many churches for the past couple years called Oceans. The verse in it says over and over “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, Let me walk upon the waters, Wherever You would call me, Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, And my faith will be made stronger, In the presence of my Savior”. We are in a place that our faith can be made stronger and we have no choice but to put our trust in Him.
Long story short, I truly believe that we can move this mountain (Covid-19/Coronavirus) if we get all of the believers with just a little faith to stand together, pray, fast, and seal it at the end with communion.
God wants His people to take this seriously and stand by faith because without faith it is impossible to please God. Our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities and powers of this world. The devil came to steal, kill and destroy and he has done that through Covid19. Jesus came to give life and life more abundantly and He gave us the answer through His word to pray and fast, that we would humble ourselves and become one in unity with Him and each other.
It’s time to mobilize the troops and fight this war head on with the most powerful weapons we have: unity, prayer, fasting, and communion. Our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities and powers of this world. We have an enemy to conquer and it is trying to steal our livelihood by killing, and destroying everything we have. It is our time to bring Jesus Christ front and center. Our time to humble ourselves and focus on the kingdom of God.
Please help end this virus and mobilize Christians to take this fight seriously. This mountain cannot be removed by prayer alone, but with prayer and fasting. We can go over the mountain or we can move it. Regardless, I know it will pass, just how many more lives will it take before it does.
The only thing that should be spreading is the prayers of God’s people.
We have an opportunity in front of us to honor and please God in the midst of celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ by unifying and obeying His word by faith!