The start of the COVID-19 outbreak is exposing and revealing the truth of what many people believe in their hearts. But will it be enough?
We have allowed the governments of various states and municipalities to violate our Constitution. They have violated our right to assemble and our right to freely practice our religion. Sadly, the vast majority of the “Christian” churches have gone along with it, and even support it.
Since when does any earthly government have the right to prevent the people of Almighty GOD from assembling to pray to and to worship Him? When things get bad or dangerous, people should not be hiding in their homes, but gathering together seeking Almighty GOD in unity. Do we indeed believe that Almighty GOD is the same yesterday, today, and forever? Or are we lying when we say we believe Almighty GOD and that we take Him at His WORD? Do we believe that when the LORD GOD Almighty said in Exodus 15:26:
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.
“ ‘aniy Yehovah Raphah”
I The Self-Existent Eternal GOD (Of Covenant) Heal.
I personally believe that the COVID-19 outbreak is a wake up call for the United States of America, even for the entire world, and especially for Christians. I do not believe this wake up call was sent by GOD, but that due to our lack of diligence in hearkening to the voice of Almighty GOD we allowed to to come upon us from the enemy of our souls. I also believe that if we do not wake up and answer this call, the next call will be more devastating, as will the one after that, in increasing intensity and devastation until we wake up and repent.
Almighty GOD did not call the pagans, the godless, the atheists, the satanists, the witches, the sorcerers, the immoral, and the like to repent in order to heal their land. Almighty GOD is calling them to personal repentance in order to receive them into His Kingdom.
Almighty GOD did, however, call His People to repentance in order to see their land healed.
2 Chronicles 7:14-16 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (15) Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. (16) For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
Almighty GOD is calling His People which are called by His Name to humble ourselves. Do we really desire our Father in Heaven to have to humble us before we will willingly humble ourselves before the Creator and King of all that exists? Do we really want to see our land, for me the United States of America, healed? Or do we just want to go our own way, do whatever worldly things we desire, and just wink at Almighty GOD and give Him meaningless lip service from time to time to others or in front of others so we can feel okay about ourselves while our hearts are nowhere near Almighty GOD?
Will we humble ourselves by earnestly praying in confession of our sin, the sins of our fathers, the sins of our nation, and the sins of the Church in America, and wholeheartedly beg His forgiveness and Divine Help to turn from all of our sinful, evil, and wicked ways? Will we dare bare our souls before our Creator so that we may be cleansed of our sin, our transgressions, and our iniquities? Will we seek forgiveness and cleansing for ourselves and for our nation? Or will we just say, “Well, that’s just how people today are. They brought it upon themselves” without realizing that we, the “Christians”, called so because we are supposed to be so very much like our LORD Jesus Christ that we remind everyone we meet of Him, are the very ones that allowed this country (this world) to become like it has due to our apathy. In short, we have stopped being the salt and the light we were born again to be!
Almighty GOD’s eyes are open and watching us, His ears are attentive and listening for our confession and prayers and pleadings of humility, of our sin, of our unrighteousness, and of our desire to follow Him in His Way as modeled for us by The LORD Jesus Christ. He is waiting for us to plead for His Mercy and His Grace; that He would fill us and immerse us in Holy Spirit to empower us to live according to His Law of Absolute and Pure LOVE flowing from His Heart by His Holy Spirit through His People who are created to be His Temples of Praise and Worship for the healing of the land and nation in which we live. He has chosen us for this very reason. He has created us and placed us in the place and time where we live for this very reason! He has sanctified us and set us apart from the rest of the world for this very reason! Dare we turn our backs upon Him and His very purpose for our creation?! Dare we turn our backs upon the nation we live in with indifference just because of how “other people” or “everyone else” lives? If we do, then I believe we have turned our back upon the LORD our GOD, His Son, our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit; not to mention His Eternal Kingdom.
The true repentance of Christians is the very cure for the darkness that is washing over the United States of America like a Satanic tidal wave.
Please reconsider this verse with me:
Isaiah 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.
Though this first thought was not the context it was originally spoken in, I find it interesting that if you draw a straight line west from Israel, after crossing the northern tip of Africa, you end up in the United States. Also, we are the major power (the United States) of the way of life and collection of countries referred to as The West.
Also, in the original language there were no punctuation marks. So, as amazing as it is to believe that when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. It is not the truest meaning that I believe the LORD our GOD intends. I believe the Scripture should be understood thus:
When the enemy shall come, like a flood the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
In considering this verse, I am reminded that as the Egyptian army (the greatest army of their day) came racing on their chariots after the Hebrew people, like a flood the LORD GOD Almighty washed them away in the sea.
Let’s apply this Holy Scripture for today and personalize it:
So shall we from the west (the United States) that hold in awesome and reverential respect and awe (holy fear) the Name of the LORD from the rising of the sun, throughout our day: When our enemy (Satan and those he maneuvers against us) come in to do us harm and evil, like a powerful river or sea at flood stage the Spirit of the LORD shall come against him and completely and utterly wash him away (lift up a standard against him).
If you will do a word study of this verse, you will find my understanding of it quite accurate. It also flows together with:
James 4:6-7 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. (7) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
So long as we are proud, our Father in Heaven, Almighty GOD, will resist us. Do we really wonder why we have such a hard time turning the tide against evil in our nation? We must give up our pride; including our religious self-righteous pride. In order to receive the grace of Almighty GOD in our lives we must humble ourselves, acknowledging our complete and utter reliance upon Him for everything at all times. Once we have humbled ourselves before Him we must submit ourselves to Almighty GOD through our LORD Jesus Christ. Only in this way can we stand against Satan, the Devil, and his minions in a way that glorifies Almighty GOD. When we do so, we have positioned ourselves so that the LORD GOD can fight our battles, and like a raging flood He will wash our enemy away as he flees in such terror he won’t know which way to go to escape!
And I believe this is the key to saving America.